Harford Promotes Inclusive Halloween With ‘Wheelchair Costume Workshops’

Dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating is a fun tradition in many families, but it can be challenging for some children who use a wheelchair. To make these kids’ dreams come true, Harford County is asking for volunteers and sponsors to build costumes for an inclusive Halloween event this October at Mt. Zion Church in Bel Air. At the event, sponsored by Harford County in partnership with Mt. Zion Church and the Harford Center, kids…

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Harford County Hosts ICanBike Camp for Individuals of Differing Abilities 

Individuals with differing abilities gained confidence, independence, and athletic skill during Harford County's fourth ICanBike Camp last week. Harford County Hosted Bike Camp Last Week for Individuals with Special Needs Last Friday saw the successful conclusion of Harford County's ICanBike Camp for individuals with differing abilities, age eight and over. The camp was offered through the Office of Disability Services and the Department of Parks and Recreation under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman.…

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Maryland Waterfowl Blind Site Licensing Process Now Available

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now offering an online-only process for Maryland hunters to apply for a 2021-2022 waterfowl blind site license.  From now through July 26 at 11:59 p.m., hunters may enter the lottery for the opening days of blind site licensing through the department’s Compass portal. According to a Maryland DNR press release: Hunters can register to be entered into a random lottery for a county of their choice. Landowners who would like…

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Mayor Scott Announces $1 Million Investment in Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ Community-based Youth Programming

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced a $1 million investment from Family League of Baltimore to support the addition of quality, community-based Out-of-School Time (OST) programming at 43 Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) centers across the city. “Building a better Baltimore starts with investing in the success of our young people, not in their failures,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I want to thank Family League and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks for turning…

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Carroll Rec & Parks Celebrates 50 Years With Epic Scavenger Hunt

The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a month-long scavenger hunt. There are 50 stickers, printed with the department's 50 Year Logo, hidden throughout the County's 17 parks and recreational facilities. The event begins Thursday, July 1, and will continue throughout the month, ending on Saturday, July 31. According to a press release: We will be posting clues on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter page through the month of July of where…

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Hogan Announces $13.5M in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards

Governor Larry Hogan announced $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants for Fiscal Year 2022 to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state.  “Boating is not just an important part of our history and our culture, it is also an important part of Maryland’s economy,” said Governor Hogan. “The announcement of these new grants is yet another shining example that Maryland is open for business, open for summer, and open…

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Frederick Offers Community Grant Program Recreation Facility Grants

Frederick County, through its Parks and Recreation Commission (FCPRC) is accepting applications from eligible non-profit community organizations that provide recreation opportunities for county residents, for funding from its Community Grant Program for the fiscal year 2022 (beginning July 2021). According to a County press release: The following organizations are eligible and may apply for grants: Homeowners Associations, Civic/Community/Service Organizations, Athletic Associations, and Recreation Councils. Grants are for the purpose of improving existing recreation facilities or…

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Enter the Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest

The 18th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Photo Contest is live now through Aug. 5, 2021.  The Maryland DNR wants to see your photographs of the beautiful parts of nature you have captured. Prizes are offered to the top three submissions and all winners will be featured in the department’s 2022 wall calendar and published in the Maryland Natural Resource magazine. According to the Maryland DNR website: The four contest categories are seasonal:…

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Howard Unveils Plans for Historic Veterans Monument

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball this week joined the Howard County Veterans Foundation to announce $50,000 in County funding for the final design of the Howard County Veterans Monument and launch a capital campaign. Ball included this funding in his fiscal 2022 budget, building upon the $350,000 slated for construction in state bond funding to jumpstart the capital campaign. The historic project will be prominently located at Bailey Park in downtown Columbia on land donated…

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