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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • Sports notices: Keep your kids active with spring break sports camps

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Baseball Professional Baseball Training is offering a Spring Break camp on Thursday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to...
  • Sports notices: Lace up your running shoes for two worthy causes

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running Waterloo Elementary School is hosting a Family Fit 5k and Fun Run 1k, Sat.,...
  • Ellicott City: Enjoy spring at the fifth annual Whipps Daffodil Day March 31

    The fifth annual Whipps Daffodil Day takes place March 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ellicott City's only public historic garden-park at 3651 St. John's Lane. Sponsored by the nonprofit group The Friends of Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, the event...
  • Spring Break

    I was away this weekend in Rehoboth. As usual, I experienced one of the best parts of travel: unexpected pleasures. On Friday I rode down with a woman I’ve known all but 10 years of my life.  Being with a friend of so many years is like travelling...
  • Triadelphia Lake cleanup set for March 31

    Ann and George Mech sent a brief reminder for all neighbors in the Triadelphia Lake watershed and other eco-friendly county residents. That should be most if not all of us. The annual Clean-up of the Triadelphia Lake walkways and boat landings is set...
  • Spring Break, Part II

    I hadn’t planned on two breaks in one week or for them to coincide with the spring break many neighbors and their children took this week. It just worked out that way.   The first was a cool, foggy weekend at Rehoboth. The second was a warm, sunny,...
  • Theme parks gear up for spring

    Theme parks gear up for spring
    It's spring break for many students, and area amusement parks are ready to take visitors for a ride — up, down, sideways and backwards. Marylanders can take a day or weekend trip to one of these six theme parks, all within a few hours' drive of...
  • Baseball: Catonsville rallies past visiting Towson, 7-5

    Baseball: Catonsville rallies past visiting Towson, 7-5
    Catonsville stretched its winning streak to four by coming back twice against visiting Towson in a 7-5 victory at windy Catonsville on Tuesday afternoon. The Comets spotted the Generals a three-run lead in the first inning, but rallied to take a 4-3 lead...
  • Clarksville: Daughter's wedding the highlight of first Las Vegas trip for Clarksville couple

    Pat and Bill Kidwell recently returned from their very first visit to Las Vegas. They had a wonderful time on this extra special occasion. The highlight of the trip came when Bill walked daughter Denise Kidwell down the aisle in the lovely Chapel of the...
  • Sports notices: Tee up with First Tee of Howard County

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Golf The First Tee of Howard County will be opening its winter 2012 sessions in...
  • Sports notices: Columbia Ravens are looking for football coaches

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Football Columbia Ravens Football, Inc. is seeking qualified, committed individuals...
  • Time to sign up for softball and other spring sports

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Softball HCYP girls fastpitch softball registration is underway. HCYP's recreational...