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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 15, 2007
BOONSBORO - Greenbrier State Park has added 17 acres to its holdings thanks to an allocation from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved $380,000 to buy the land, which is on the park's northeast edge near Swope Road. The property will be added sometime late next year to the state park's 550-acre hunting area, which currently includes land west of Greenbrier Lake, Park Manager Dan Spedden said. The purchase was part of the park's land acquisition plan, which includes several parcels of property that currently are surrounded by or border parkland.
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By TARA REILLY | May 29, 2000
There were more ducks than people in the lake at Greenbrier State Park on Memorial Day, but those who braved the cold water and chilly temperatures tried to make the best of it. cont. from front page The 42-acre lake reopened over the holiday weekend after being closed to swimmers for a year because of shallow levels. Lifeguard Liz Rock of State Line, Pa. said the beach area would have been filled to capacity if it hadn't been for the dreary weather. Rain fell most of Saturday and Sunday, while temperatures stayed in the low 60s under cloudy skies throughout the day Monday.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2012
Tony Shingler of Hagerstown was so dedicated to taking his boat out on the water Thursday that even his truck overheating twice didn't deter him. “We got up at 6 a.m. to go fishing and ate breakfast at Denny's at 6:30,” he said. “The truck first overheated at 7:15.” After getting his truck worked on, Shingler, 48, said it overheated again later that day. He finally got his boat on the lake at Greenbrier State Park by 1:15 p.m., taking it out with his brother, Chris. “I took a day off, so I'm fishing,” he said.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | April 15, 2005
Though smoke and at least one helicopter were visible from the Sheetz store at Md. 66 and U.S. 40, a fire official said a mountain fire at Greenbrier State Park was not out of the ordinary. The fire was reported in the state park off Mountain Laurel Road, north of Keadle Road, just after 4:30 p.m., said Terry Stouffer, chief of the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department. Stouffer said the fire, which was nearly one mile from the road, grew to an area of nearly 3 acres at its peak.
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By MARIE GILBERT | June 8, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Twenty years ago, John Cristman had just been laid off from his job at a local manufacturing company. Sitting on his back porch, he tried to sort out his life and plan his next move. His first decision - find a hobby to forget his troubles. Cristman always had loved the outdoors, so a friend suggested he try fishing. He did, and he's been hooked ever since. The Hagerstown resident stood on the edge of the lake at Greenbrier State Park on Saturday morning and prepared to launch his boat for a day on the water.
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By MARIE GILBERT | June 7, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY By MARIE GILBERT marieg@herald-mail.com Twenty years ago, John Cristman had just been laid off from his job at a local manufacturing company. Sitting on his back porch, he tried to sort out his life and plan his next move. His first decision -- find a hobby to forget his troubles. Cristman always had loved the outdoors, so a friend suggested he try fishing. He did, and he's been hooked ever since. The Hagerstown resident stood on the edge of the lake at Greenbrier State Park on Saturday morning and prepared to launch his boat for a day on the water.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 7, 2012
Fifteen-year-old Callie Hagerman scared the people in her team when she flew over the handlebars of her mountain bike Sunday during the Buff Betty Woman's Only Adventure Race at Greenbrier State Park. Hagerman, of Alexandria, Va., was coming down a hill when she squeezed hard on her hand brakes. The momentum caused her to flip over the bike and crash to the ground, causing a scrape to her arm. “It really wasn't bad,” Hagerman said at the finish line. Competitors were required to carry certain equipment with them, including a space blanket.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 2, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com Every year, the state puts out a casting call for children who want to learn how to fish. "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" is a national program that started in 1986. A Florida teenager said he was faced with those two choices and picked fishing, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Web site. Maryland adopted the program three years later. It's held five days a week, three hours a day. "Participants learn about watersheds, fishing techniques, freshwater ecology, food webs and local environmental issues," the DNR's Web site says.
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by TAMELA BAKER | August 11, 2004
ANNAPOLIS - Greenbrier State Park was one of 15 facilities recognized Tuesday by the Maryland Clean Marina Initiative for efforts to protect the state's waterways from pollution, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Program coordinator Donna Morrow said Greenbrier was cited as a clean marina partner, smaller than other marinas but servicing "a lot of boaters. " The program involves a formal process in which the marinas must meet criteria for minimizing waste and educating visitors about the need to keep the facilities clean, she said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | September 29, 2008
BOONSBORO -- Competitors from five states assembled at Greenbrier State Park in Washington County on Sunday to race model boats. Some of the miniature boats peaked at speeds of more than 80 mph. Tim Clark, president of the RC Model Boaters of Baltimore -- the group that hosts the annual competition -- said the event has been held at the state park since 1949. About 180 boats competed in the two-day International Model Power Boat Association District 12 final. District 12 includes parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina.
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