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Baltimore area outdoors and recreation news and analysis from the Baltimore Sun, Maryland's No. 1 source for news and information.



Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:22:04 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:22:04 GMT

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Military Bowl to create wounded veteran retreat on Eastern Shore

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:42:00 GMT

The people behind the Military Bowl, played in Annapolis for the past three years, are setting up an Eastern Shore retreat for wounded military veterans.

The land, outside Cambridge, is surrounded on three sides by water and fronts the Little Choptank River. Maps call the point jutting out into...




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City reviews latest plan for Rash Field

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:41:00 GMT

The latest plan to turn Rash Field into a destination park on the Inner Harbor still faces major hurdles, members of a city design panel said Thursday.

The Waterfront Partnership, the non-profit that promotes and maintains the Inner Harbor, is planning a $5 million renovation of the park, to begin...




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Run calendar: Anne Arundel County and Maryland racing events

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:29:00 GMT

COUNTY RACES

April 16, 9 a.m. – Run for Nature Earth Day 5K/Quiet Waters Park. Information: active.com or friendsofquietwaterspark.org

April 16, 8 a.m. – Run 4 Rhythm 4M – Severna Park HS, B&A Trail. Information: runsignup.com Race ID = 29042

April 16, 8:30 a.m. - Escape Through the Cape 5K/Cape...




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Docksiders' Maranto wins Level 8 regional all-around title

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:27:00 GMT

Docksiders gymnastics qualified eight Level 8 gymnasts to the regional championships in Wingate, Pennsylvania recently. The girls qualify for regionals by placing in the top seven at their state championships. They are then placed on different teams based on the way they score out of the state...




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Catoctin Mountain Park gets new superintendent

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:18:00 GMT

THURMONT - National Park Service officials say Catoctin Mountain Park is getting a new superintendent.

Officials announced in a news release Wednesday that Rick Slade, a 14-year veteran of the park service who lives in Frederick, will begin work at the park in early May.

Slade comes to the position...




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Annapolis Yacht Club's Eastport project gets partial city approval

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:59:00 GMT

Stormwater management proposal will have to be revised, but project gains momentum


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Chesapeake blue crab population grows 35 percent; DNR predicts 'robust' season

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:31:00 GMT

Marylanders could have an easier time finding — and affording — local crabs this summer, a survey of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population suggests.

There are more than 550 million blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay, an increase of more than a third over this time last year and one of the highest...




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Look out: Cyclists, motorists urged to abide by rules of the road

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:20:49 GMT

As the weather warms and some forgo four wheels for two, cyclists and motorists are reminded to watch out for each other on the roads.

Bike travel can be dangerous for cyclists unaware of the rules they must follow to keep themselves safe, said Jon Korin, president of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis...




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City Hall: Largest in-water spring sailboat show coming next week

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:35:00 GMT

Now that the City Dock Bulkhead project is complete, Mayor Michael Pantelides wants residents to enjoy all of the visual upgrades at the Dock during the largest spring gathering of sailboats in the country.

The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show will open its gates on April 22 and showcase more than...




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The man champions rely on to gain an edge

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:00:00 GMT

Waldorf-based Mike Cunningham has sharpened the blades of Olympic champion figure skaters such as Dorothy Hamill, Tara Lipinski, Meryl Davis and Charlie White.


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Local gamers win $15K in national video game competition

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:28:00 GMT

Gamers from Anne Arundel, Carroll County and Bowie beat out 450 teams


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Scorched Annapolis Yacht Club could be torn down

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Club officials say demolition might be needed to meet federal flood plain recommendations


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Helen M. Van Fleet, staffer at the St. Michaels maritime museum, dies

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Helen M. Van Fleet, a longtime Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum staff member who also owned and operated Fleet's Inn, died March 29 of renal cancer at her home in St. Michaels. She was 79.

"Helen had many different titles over the years — visitor's assistant, volunteer co-coordinator and program registrar...




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American toads, backyard amphibians

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 20:59:00 GMT

It was just over a week ago — the last day of March, when the toads tuned up for a magnificent evening performance in our garden pond. Earlier in the day, I heard the sound of a single toad coming from the pond. The toad was hidden in the new growth of grassy vegetation at the edge of the stone...




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Trout offer early spring action

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 20:59:00 GMT

Yes, it is upon us, that time of year known as "trout fishing season."

There are many waters in central Maryland and southern Pennsylvania that have been stocked with hatchery raised rainbows and golden trout. Most of these fish are from 10 to 12 inches long, but some ponds and selected waters...




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Harbormaster and deputy fired, police investigating case involving Harbormaster's Office

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Officials couldn't comment on whether firingrelated to the investigation


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Recreation and outdoors calendar

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:41:00 GMT

Pasadena sportfishing

Monday, April 11: The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2) in Severna Park. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com

Trophy rockfish

Tuesday, April 12: Greg Buckner of Miss Susie Charters...




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Maryland professor roughs it for National Geographic and primitive experience

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 00:14:00 GMT

After tracking down a wild boar in the Eurasian country of Georgia, Bill Schindler raised a primitive spear-thrower called an atlatl and fired at his next meal.

As the boar squealed, Schindler and Cat Bigney scrambled to hold down the wounded animal.

"I've got the trachea right there," Schindler...




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Outdoors: Get to river's edge to get in on shad action

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 21:48:00 GMT

If we were to rank the morning's winners, I'd land somewhere between second and third among the handful of anglers casting to hickory shad in the lower Gunpowder River. And, depending on how you kept score, I either edged out my fishing partner (and editor) by catching more shad than he did, or...




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Running: Class could be just what doc ordered

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:17:39 GMT

The sudden appearance of warmer weather has helped to spark the conversation of what to do to reclaim some level of fitness after a winter of reduced activity.

There are many programs for beginners around the area. Most call for a program of eight to 10 weeks that will take you from the couch to...




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