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By John Dedinas and John Dedinas,Contributing Writer | July 23, 1995
George H. Stram's house is full of wooden ducks, which have provided him with a hobby, a little extra cash and a world championship ribbon.Mr. Stram of Forest Hill took first place recently at the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City with his carving of a red-breasted merganser duck. The championship is an international event at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury."I'm not the greatest carver in the world," Mr. Stram said. "I do pretty well though."About 1,000 carvers from seven countries went to Ocean City to compete in five different carving classes: youth, novice, intermediate, open and world.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Sun Staff Writer | November 18, 1994
In an unusual criminal case involving the popular Chesapeake Bay art form of wildfowl carving, federal prosecutors filed a felony charge yesterday against a nationally known Perry Hall taxidermist accused of trading illegally in stuffed ducks and other waterfowl.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigators say greed motivated Michael G. Dison to flout wildlife-protection laws in the sale of thousands of dollars worth of illegal mounted ducks and other waterfowl, including strictly protected loons and swans.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | August 30, 1997
If Harford Countians had a mascot, it would be a duck. A wooden one.Across the county, carved mallards, canvasbacks and buffleheads nest in offices, on mailboxes and in the back windows of cars. When officials needed a symbolic presence at the recent Maryland Association of Counties convention, they hired a decoy carver to work Harford's booth.And in Havre de Grace -- which boasts a decoy museum and calls itself the "Decoy Capital of the World" -- one bride even registered for wedding gifts at a local decoy shop.
NEWS
March 5, 1991
Monet is ComingEditor: On behalf of the Baltimore Museum of Art, I'd like to thank the thousands of Baltimoreans who have already called to express excitement about the museum's upcoming exhibition of Monet. We have anticipated that a quarter of a million people will come through the BMA doors when the exhibition is here from Oct. 13 of this year through Jan. 19, 1992. If our calls are any indication, our estimations are right on target.An exhibition of this magnitude requires extraordinary measures accommodate and ensure the most comfortable viewing experience for our visitors.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | January 31, 1991
An obscure, grasslike plant with a 19-letter name has forced the clearing of more than an acre of trees and added $70,000 to the cost of a taxpayer-supported wildlife museum on the Eastern Shore.Salisbury's $5.4 million Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is expected to open four months late and about 80 feet from its original location because a rare aquatic plant was discovered growing in the pond over which part of the museum was to be built.Eleocharis Robbinsii, also known as Robbin's Spikerus, has been listed since 1987 among the 618 species of plants and animals officially protected under Maryland law.The discovery of Robbin's Spikerus in Schumaker Pond caught the attention of officials at the Department of Natural Resources, who persuaded the museum's foundation to move the site to dry land.
SPORTS
January 24, 1993
SHOWSThrough March 14: Ward Foundation exhibit of Birds of the Chesapeake, paintings by John W. Taylor in Salisbury. Call the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, (410) 742-4988.Today: Last day of Mid-Atlantic Hunting and Fishing Show at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Exhibitors from Mid-Atlantic states, the Southeast, New England, Midwest and eastern Canada. Seminars covering fresh and saltwater fishing, deer and turkey hunting, dog handling, etc. Live animal exhibits, fly casting and archery demonstrations.
NEWS
By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | July 30, 1993
Hoping that "people will have fun and learn a little," Gov. William Donald Schaefer has turned the month of August into one big party."Party on the Bay," in its fifth year, is a monthlong series of events celebrating the restoration and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. Each activity is intended to educate the public on how to help preserve the bay, while having fun at the same time.Sponsors like the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Giant Foods, ++ Anheuser-Busch, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Governor's Chesapeake Bay Communications Office helped make the 32 events possible.
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER | December 8, 1994
Last year the Wildlife Division of the Department of Natural Resources funded a telephone survey of 1,002 Maryland residents to determine public support, participation and attitudes toward wildlife viewing in the state.Responsive Management, the Virginia firm that also conducted a survey last year on an early muzzleloader hunting season for deer in Maryland, found that almost 75 percent of those interviewed indicated they might have an interest in observing wildlife.In response to the results of the survey and a trend documented over the past 20 years by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wildlife Division has begun a Watchable Wildlife program to increase viewing and photographic opportunities.
SPORTS
January 31, 1993
SHOWSThrough March 14: Ward Foundation exhibit of Birds of the Chesapeake, paintings by John W. Taylor in Salisbury. Call the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, (410) 742-4988.Today: Last day of International Auto Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. Show includes section of four-wheel drive vehicles and recreational vehicles. Show opens at noon. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.Today: Last day of Philadelphia Boat Show, Philadelphia Civic Center. Boats and accessories, water skiing clinics and fishing seminars.
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