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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 19, 2005
Jack Scarbath has gone from carving up opposing defenses with his quarterback skills to carving fine wood pieces into exquisite wildfowl creations. A runner-up for college football's coveted Heisman Trophy in 1952, Scarbath has earned different kinds of accolades with his carving: prizes at carving competitions, a steady stream of commission work, and invitations to exhibit at festivals. On a recent afternoon at his studio in Rising Sun, Scarbath deftly held a carving tool and worked with precise movements.
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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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
August 28, 1994
SHOWS Sept. 8-11: Atlantic City In-the-Water Boat Show, Frank S. Farley State Marina, Atlantic City, N.J. Call (215) 564-3261.Sept. 10-11: Havre de Grace Decoy Museum Duck Fair, Havre de Grace. Susquehanna Flats Classic Duck and Goose Calling Championship will be held on Saturday, starting with a calling seminar at 9 a.m. and including a novice category for the first time. Call (410) 692-2860 or (410) 592-5570.Sept. 10-18: Fall Maryland Recreational Vehicle Show, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | January 31, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- For the sake of a patch of grass, an acre and a half of trees fell, a private foundation lost $72,000 and a planned $5.3 million museum was moved.The future Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art had to be relocated 80 feet from its original proposed site in Salisbury after state officials discovered a rare plant on the property, representatives of the Ward Foundation told members of the state Board of Public Works yesterday.Paying an architect to redesign the museum so that even the building's shadow would not fall on the 4-foot by 10-foot plot cost the private, non-profit foundation about $72,000, said Ralph A. Bufano, the foundation's executive director.
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