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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1998
Accusations of unfair business practices have temporarily halted the Whitetail Ski Resort's plan to be acquired by the bond-issuing arm of a nearby county.The Mercersburg, Pa., resort -- which receives nearly 50 percent of its business from Marylanders -- is seven miles north of the Maryland border in Franklin County and was on the verge of being sold to the Dauphin County General Authority for $20 million.That deal is on hold now that two nearby ski resorts, both owned by Delaware's Snow Time Inc., claimed in a suit filed Thursday that the authority's tax-exempt status would give an unfair advantage to Whitetail.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1998
Accusations of unfair business practices have temporarily halted the Whitetail Ski Resort's plan to be acquired by the bond-issuing arm of a nearby county.The Mercersburg, Pa., resort -- which receives nearly 50 percent of its business from Marylanders -- is seven miles north of the Maryland border in Franklin County and was on the verge of being sold to the Dauphin County General Authority for $20 million.That deal is on hold now that two nearby ski resorts, both owned by Delaware's Snow Time Inc., claimed in a suit filed Thursday that the authority's tax-exempt status would give an unfair advantage to Whitetail.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1995
In a move to attract visitors year-round, Whitetail Ski Resort will build a residential community where homeowners and vacationers can ski from their doorsteps in winter and play golf in summer, officials of the Mercersburg, Pa., ski center said yesterday.The nation's newest ski resort, which says it has drawn most of more than 200,000 skiers a year from the Baltimore-Washington region since opening in 1991, will break ground this spring on a $10 million development of slope-side townhouses and condominiums, said Stephen K. Rice, president of Whitetail Ski Co. Inc.An 18-hole golf course is expected to open by spring 1998 in the valley across from the ski trails, he said.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1995
In a move to attract visitors year-round, Whitetail Ski Resort will build a residential community where homeowners and vacationers can ski from their doorsteps in winter and play golf in summer, officials of the Mercersburg, Pa., ski center said yesterday.The nation's newest ski resort, which says it has drawn most of more than 200,000 skiers a year from the Baltimore-Washington region since opening in 1991, will break ground this spring on a $10 million development of slope-side townhouses and condominiums, said Stephen K. Rice, president of Whitetail Ski Co. Inc.An 18-hole golf course is expected to open by spring 1998 in the valley across from the ski trails, he said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | February 4, 1993
A 35-year-old Westminster man died of head, neck and chest injuries Tuesday night after he apparently skied off course and crashed into a drainage ditch at a Pennsylvania resort.Charles Manahan of the 4000 block of Ridge Road was skiing about 7:30 p.m. at Whitetail ski resort near Mercersburg, Pa., about 18 miles west of Hagerstown, when he ran off a slope onto dry ground and his skis dropped 6 inches into the ditch, throwing him over, a resort official said.Bruce Watson, the resort's general manager, said Mr. Manahan was skiing with a friend on the lighted trail and was about 50 feet off course when he dropped into the ditch.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2013
Snowfall records this week date back to the Blizzard of 1996, one of the more memorable storms in a generation for the Baltimore area and across the Northeast. Accumulation topped a foot and a half as far south as Calvert and St. Mary's counties, and topped 2 feet in Columbia, Owings Mills and points northwest. The records, set at BWI Marshall Airport: 15.8 inches Jan. 7, 6.7 inches Jan. 8 and 4.1 inches Jan. 9, contributing to a total of 32.6 inches for the month. As The Sun reported 17 years ago today: The Blizzard of 1996 struck states as far south as Kentucky and movedĀ north to Philadelphia, Newark and New York.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Contributing Writer | October 31, 1993
Gloriana Saylor has been a skier for 25 years, enjoying the snows of the Rocky Mountains, Northern California and the Northeast.But ask this Owings Mills mother of two about her skiing plans for this winter and she'll tell you how much she's looking forward to the season at a local ski area that's right around the corner from Baltimore."
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Letter to The Aegis | July 30, 2013
The Fallston High School PTSA would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters of this year's After-Prom celebration, which was held May 25-26 at the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company. Prom night can be one of the most dangerous evenings for our youth, and we strive to provide a safe, chemical free environment for our seniors and their guests to enjoy. With the help of over 35 parent volunteers, the party began at midnight and concluded at 4 a.m., with the drawing for the grand prizeā€¦.
BUSINESS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | January 22, 1995
Eight weeks into the ski season and Maryland has yet to see snow on the ground. Warm-weather buffs may be rejoicing, but the ski industry isn't."We're just like the farmer," said Jerry Geisler, operations manager of Wisp Ski Resort in McHenry. "We get out of it what Mother Nature puts in."This year, Mother Nature has not been kind to the industry.After an unseasonably warm December and January, ski resorts, manufacturers and retailers report sluggish sales and are wistfully recalling frigid winters of years past.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1998
While Maryland's only ski resort has had a banner year, the two Pennsylvania resorts closer to the Baltimore area have struggled because of the unseasonably mild winter.To our north, the resorts have closed down sporadically throughout the season and even laid off some workers to offset the devastating revenue loss because of empty slopes."Last year we lost money because the season was shortened because of warm weather. We've lost even more money this year," said Peter Naylor, general manager of Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, Pa., where three storms have dropped only a foot of snow this season.
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By GREG TASKER | January 22, 1995
Not all roads lead to Clear Spring but the few that do have been the measure by which this town's fortunes rise and fall.The great national road -- now known as the Old National Pike or Route 40 -- brought the first influx of travelers to the taverns, inns, hotels and stagecoach stops along East Cumberland Street. Clear Spring prospered as an endless parade of westbound wagons from Baltimore lined the streets. Some 2,500 people -- many on horseback and foot -- passed through the town each month during the height of the California Gold Rush in the late 1840s.
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