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Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 2

"The drug trafficking industry is recruiting our children to help sell their products ... we've gotta out-recruit the bad guys," said Ahesahmahk E. Dahn, CEO of City Ranch Inc. He watches as Zach Grovogui, 11, left, and Domnica Draganescu, 10, right, ride their horses through an obstacle course. In partnership with City Ranch, the University of Maryland Baltimore's Community Engagement Center is offering a free introductory horsemanship program for Baltimore kids ages 10 to 15 at the UM Biopark. The goal is to reintroduce the equine industry to Baltimore, and make it accessible and affordable to kids who might otherwise not have the chance to participate, said Dahn.
(Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)

Picturing Maryland: A photo a day for 2021 part 2

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Picturing Maryland is a visual feature that showcases faces, places and events happening around us.
City Ranch horse riding lessons
"The drug trafficking industry is recruiting our children to help sell their products ... we've gotta out-recruit the bad guys," said Ahesahmahk E. Dahn, CEO of City Ranch Inc. He watches as Zach Grovogui, 11, left, and Domnica Draganescu, 10, right, ride their horses through an obstacle course. In partnership with City Ranch, the University of Maryland Baltimore's Community Engagement Center is offering a free introductory horsemanship program for Baltimore kids ages 10 to 15 at the UM Biopark. The goal is to reintroduce the equine industry to Baltimore, and make it accessible and affordable to kids who might otherwise not have the chance to participate, said Dahn.
"The drug trafficking industry is recruiting our children to help sell their products ... we've gotta out-recruit the bad guys," said Ahesahmahk E. Dahn, CEO of City Ranch Inc. He watches as Zach Grovogui, 11, left, and Domnica Draganescu, 10, right, ride their horses through an obstacle course. In partnership with City Ranch, the University of Maryland Baltimore's Community Engagement Center is offering a free introductory horsemanship program for Baltimore kids ages 10 to 15 at the UM Biopark. The goal is to reintroduce the equine industry to Baltimore, and make it accessible and affordable to kids who might otherwise not have the chance to participate, said Dahn. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Skating In Cockeysville
Dwight Tillman of Parkville practices skating "just for fun" on a basketball court in Cockeysville this afternoon.
Dwight Tillman of Parkville practices skating "just for fun" on a basketball court in Cockeysville this afternoon. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Carr’s Beach Mural
Annapolis artist Comacell Brown paints Carr’s Beach Mural.
Annapolis artist Comacell Brown paints Carr’s Beach Mural. (Donovan Conaway)
Cornhole League
From left, Devin Helmick, Brooklyn, stands by as Eric Washington, Dundalk, throws a beanbag. Thumpers bar in Curtis Bay hosts the first of an eight-week spring cornhole league. The bar opened under new ownership for two days before bars were forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions last year.
From left, Devin Helmick, Brooklyn, stands by as Eric Washington, Dundalk, throws a beanbag. Thumpers bar in Curtis Bay hosts the first of an eight-week spring cornhole league. The bar opened under new ownership for two days before bars were forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions last year. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)
Good Deeds Day
Erica Bloom, deputy director of Jewish Volunteer Connection, behind the fence, hands down a tire dumped in Hebrew Friendship Cemetery to Ross Goldstein and his son, Bram Goldstein, right. Ten volunteers from JVC cleaned up trash around the perimeter of the East Baltimore cemetery for the annual Good Deeds Day. Other volunteers helping, from left, are brothers Noah and Micah Bloom, and Susanna Garfein.
Erica Bloom, deputy director of Jewish Volunteer Connection, behind the fence, hands down a tire dumped in Hebrew Friendship Cemetery to Ross Goldstein and his son, Bram Goldstein, right. Ten volunteers from JVC cleaned up trash around the perimeter of the East Baltimore cemetery for the annual Good Deeds Day. Other volunteers helping, from left, are brothers Noah and Micah Bloom, and Susanna Garfein. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
Gun Violence Survivors' Memory Creation Garden
Aniya Lawson, 16, Donniya Burgess, 17, Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott and Winter Martin, 14 prepare to plant snapdragon flowers as local residents clean up and build a Memory Creation Garden for gun violence survivors on W. Lafayette Ave.
Aniya Lawson, 16, Donniya Burgess, 17, Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott and Winter Martin, 14 prepare to plant snapdragon flowers as local residents clean up and build a Memory Creation Garden for gun violence survivors on W. Lafayette Ave. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun)
Dot Project Outdoor Period Pantry
Makaela Stallworth of Baltimore, left, founder of the Dot Project, places menstrual products into the organization's new outdoor period pantry. The pantry is located on the YNOT lot at the intersection of Charles Street and North Avenue. Volunteer Taylor Cones is on right.
Makaela Stallworth of Baltimore, left, founder of the Dot Project, places menstrual products into the organization's new outdoor period pantry. The pantry is located on the YNOT lot at the intersection of Charles Street and North Avenue. Volunteer Taylor Cones is on right. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Spring in Northern Baltimore County
Gavin McAlister, of Sparks, works on refining his disc golf skills, making use of an empty field in Cockeysville.
Gavin McAlister, of Sparks, works on refining his disc golf skills, making use of an empty field in Cockeysville. (Brian Krista/Baltimore Sun Media)
Colonel George Armistead
The statue of Colonel George Armistead is framed by blossoms at Fort McHenry
The statue of Colonel George Armistead is framed by blossoms at Fort McHenry (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Yellow-crowned Night Herons
A pair of Yellow-crowned Night Herons pose in a courtship display at their nest above the Jones Falls Tuesday morning. Several pairs have returned to the area after spending the winter in the tropics.
A pair of Yellow-crowned Night Herons pose in a courtship display at their nest above the Jones Falls Tuesday morning. Several pairs have returned to the area after spending the winter in the tropics. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Breakfast With The Chimps At Zoo
Emma Tabor, 10 of Catonsville, interacts with chimpanzee Louie at the Maryland Zoo during a breakfast with the chimps in the Chimpanzee Forest exhibit. This is part of the zoo's Breakfast with the Animals series, which includes breakfast, admission, a plush toy and a chat with a zoo keeper.
Emma Tabor, 10 of Catonsville, interacts with chimpanzee Louie at the Maryland Zoo during a breakfast with the chimps in the Chimpanzee Forest exhibit. This is part of the zoo's Breakfast with the Animals series, which includes breakfast, admission, a plush toy and a chat with a zoo keeper. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Easter finery on Appleton Street
Dressed in their Easter best, ten-year old twin brothers Dominique, left, and Da'yonne Myers, holding their one-year old sister, J'Lynn Myers, pose for family pictures after church. The 1600 block of Appleton Street in Easterwood where they live is lined with cherry trees.
Dressed in their Easter best, ten-year old twin brothers Dominique, left, and Da'yonne Myers, holding their one-year old sister, J'Lynn Myers, pose for family pictures after church. The 1600 block of Appleton Street in Easterwood where they live is lined with cherry trees. (Amy Davis)
Opening day of Baltimore Farmers' Market
Shoppers browse Gogos, a bus filled with eclectic clothes and accessories, operated by Stacey Chambers, second from right. Usually the bus is parked on Holliday Street, but with fewer vendors on Easter Sunday, the bus was stationed in the main market area under the JFX. This was the opening day for the 44th season of the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, which is open at reduced capacity to maintain proper distancing and gathering limits.
Shoppers browse Gogos, a bus filled with eclectic clothes and accessories, operated by Stacey Chambers, second from right. Usually the bus is parked on Holliday Street, but with fewer vendors on Easter Sunday, the bus was stationed in the main market area under the JFX. This was the opening day for the 44th season of the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, which is open at reduced capacity to maintain proper distancing and gathering limits. (Amy Davis)
Bread And Cheese Creek Cleanup
Georgianna Funk, 17, wades in the water to pick up trash in a spring cleanup of historic Bread and Cheese Creek in Dundalk. The event is held in conjunction with the Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay's annual Project Clean Stream.
Georgianna Funk, 17, wades in the water to pick up trash in a spring cleanup of historic Bread and Cheese Creek in Dundalk. The event is held in conjunction with the Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay's annual Project Clean Stream. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Brooklyn Homes supply giveaway
Anne Chucks and her 5-year-old daughter Danielle Chucks choose some supplies at the giveaway. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City, partnered with Safe Streets, hosts a major clothing, food and toy giveaway at the Brooklyn Homes on Good Friday.
Anne Chucks and her 5-year-old daughter Danielle Chucks choose some supplies at the giveaway. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City, partnered with Safe Streets, hosts a major clothing, food and toy giveaway at the Brooklyn Homes on Good Friday. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Vaccination clinics for the disabled
Angel Crowder, 17, nervous about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, gets reassurance from her caregiver, Jocelyn Jones, left, and League for People with Disabilities employee Elizabeth Shaner, right, as Rite Aid pharmacist Will Ireland, administers the Moderna vaccine. The League’s first vaccination clinic for people with disabilities is scheduled to deliver 300 vaccinations on Thursday and Friday, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Rite Aid. A second clinic in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department and FEMA will be held on April 3, 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up for this special populations clinic, which will offer the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine, email: info@leagueforpeople.org.
Angel Crowder, 17, nervous about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, gets reassurance from her caregiver, Jocelyn Jones, left, and League for People with Disabilities employee Elizabeth Shaner, right, as Rite Aid pharmacist Will Ireland, administers the Moderna vaccine. The League’s first vaccination clinic for people with disabilities is scheduled to deliver 300 vaccinations on Thursday and Friday, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Rite Aid. A second clinic in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department and FEMA will be held on April 3, 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To sign up for this special populations clinic, which will offer the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine, email: info@leagueforpeople.org. (Amy Davis)
Cars rehearsal
Chris Dias, of Hanover, Md., reflected in mirror on right, a tenor singer for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society since 2012, joins others for an in cars rehearsal with director Anthony Blake Clark, standing, and associate conductor Leo Wanenchek, seated, to prepare for the group's first outdoor concert in June.
Chris Dias, of Hanover, Md., reflected in mirror on right, a tenor singer for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society since 2012, joins others for an in cars rehearsal with director Anthony Blake Clark, standing, and associate conductor Leo Wanenchek, seated, to prepare for the group's first outdoor concert in June. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Kindergartners Care For Rescued Chickens
Alimah Ndiaye, a kindergarten student at Watershed Public Charter School, offers a treat of fresh-picked clover to chickens in the new chicken coop at the school. Alimah and her kindergarten classmates are caring for 6 chickens that were rescued by Baltimore County Animal Control. The chickens arrived on Tuesday and are living in a new coop on school grounds. Watershed, a pubic charter school with a specialized curriculum in environmental arts, is located in Windsor Mill.
Alimah Ndiaye, a kindergarten student at Watershed Public Charter School, offers a treat of fresh-picked clover to chickens in the new chicken coop at the school. Alimah and her kindergarten classmates are caring for 6 chickens that were rescued by Baltimore County Animal Control. The chickens arrived on Tuesday and are living in a new coop on school grounds. Watershed, a pubic charter school with a specialized curriculum in environmental arts, is located in Windsor Mill. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
2021 PEEPshow in Westminster
Easana Kauffman places her vote for PEEPshire Cat by Lara King. The 14th Annual PEEPshow presented by The Carroll County Arts Council, March 26 – April 5, 2021. This year’s PEEPshow will be both VIRTUAL and LIVE at a NEW LOCATION – the TownMall of Westminster!
Easana Kauffman places her vote for PEEPshire Cat by Lara King. The 14th Annual PEEPshow presented by The Carroll County Arts Council, March 26 – April 5, 2021. This year’s PEEPshow will be both VIRTUAL and LIVE at a NEW LOCATION – the TownMall of Westminster! (Jeffrey F. Bill)
Cool Kids Easter Drive Through
Six year old twins Logan and Raegan Johnson of Baltimore pose for a socially distanced photo with the Easter Bunny at the Cool Kids Campaign's "Driving Down The Bunny Trail" event this morning. Cool Kids is an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life and provide supports for pediatric oncology patients and their families. Kids and their siblings received gifts from local businesses, socially distanced pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket.
Six year old twins Logan and Raegan Johnson of Baltimore pose for a socially distanced photo with the Easter Bunny at the Cool Kids Campaign's "Driving Down The Bunny Trail" event this morning. Cool Kids is an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life and provide supports for pediatric oncology patients and their families. Kids and their siblings received gifts from local businesses, socially distanced pictures with the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Baltimore City Students Given College Tuition
Amya Jones, 17, a senior at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, reacts to seeing a group of people including media outside her door as her aunt, Karen Robinson, watches. Jones, who lives in Ashburton, is one of five Baltimore City high school seniors being surprised on Friday with full-tuition scholarships worth more than $160,000 to attend McDaniel College. McDaniel representatives, including the mascot, and College Bound Foundation staff were on hand.
Amya Jones, 17, a senior at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, reacts to seeing a group of people including media outside her door as her aunt, Karen Robinson, watches. Jones, who lives in Ashburton, is one of five Baltimore City high school seniors being surprised on Friday with full-tuition scholarships worth more than $160,000 to attend McDaniel College. McDaniel representatives, including the mascot, and College Bound Foundation staff were on hand. (Kim Hairston)
Baltimore County Covid one-year anniversary
1319 flags at Patriot Plaza in Towson commemorate Baltimore County residents who lost their lives to Covid-19. Baltimore County executive Johnny Olszewski and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch were joined by public safety officials, administrators and faith leaders for a ceremony to remember the lives lost on the one-year anniversary of the first County death due to the pandemic.
1319 flags at Patriot Plaza in Towson commemorate Baltimore County residents who lost their lives to Covid-19. Baltimore County executive Johnny Olszewski and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch were joined by public safety officials, administrators and faith leaders for a ceremony to remember the lives lost on the one-year anniversary of the first County death due to the pandemic. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Tree climbing
From left, D.J. Angle-Davis, 9, and his sister, Zazi Angle-Davis, 6, of Patterson Park, climb a tree near the at the trail at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
From left, D.J. Angle-Davis, 9, and his sister, Zazi Angle-Davis, 6, of Patterson Park, climb a tree near the at the trail at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. (Kim Hairston)
Johns Hopkins University
From left, Justin Lindberg, Kristen Alicea, Joanna Dohrman and Amy Pearson, all on the Johns Hopkins University varsity swim team, play spike ball on “The Beach.” The University has spaced out its spring break days to one per week to discourage travel during the pandemic. Afternoon temperatures were in the low 60s, but felt warmer in the sunshine.
From left, Justin Lindberg, Kristen Alicea, Joanna Dohrman and Amy Pearson, all on the Johns Hopkins University varsity swim team, play spike ball on “The Beach.” The University has spaced out its spring break days to one per week to discourage travel during the pandemic. Afternoon temperatures were in the low 60s, but felt warmer in the sunshine. (Amy Davis)
Sock burning and oyster roast
Fro\m left, The Eastport Oyster Boys, Mike Lange on keyboards, Kevin Brooks, Tom Guay and Andy Fegley entertain at the annual Eastport Yacht Club oyster roast and "sock burning" party to welcome Spring. The event was held for the first time at the Eastport Democratic Club to accommodate a socially-distanced crowd.
Fro\m left, The Eastport Oyster Boys, Mike Lange on keyboards, Kevin Brooks, Tom Guay and Andy Fegley entertain at the annual Eastport Yacht Club oyster roast and "sock burning" party to welcome Spring. The event was held for the first time at the Eastport Democratic Club to accommodate a socially-distanced crowd. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Open Works Delivers Desks to Baltimore School
April Lewis, director of community and culture for Open Works, unloads boxes containing parts for 20 desks outside Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, one of five Baltimore City schools to get them. Open Works created the desks to be assembled with the students who receive them. BGE and Stanley Black & Decker are partners in the effort to donate 1,000 desks this school year. Baltimore Montessori has a wait list of 100 families.
April Lewis, director of community and culture for Open Works, unloads boxes containing parts for 20 desks outside Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, one of five Baltimore City schools to get them. Open Works created the desks to be assembled with the students who receive them. BGE and Stanley Black & Decker are partners in the effort to donate 1,000 desks this school year. Baltimore Montessori has a wait list of 100 families. (Kim Hairston)
Thursday rain
Rain falls during the Thursday morning commute to set the tone for a wet day ahead.
Rain falls during the Thursday morning commute to set the tone for a wet day ahead. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Food Distribution for Seniors
From left, Kari Barnes, Catonsville, and Tracy Hernandez, New Freedom, PA, Civic Works volunteers, help pack over 90 food boxes to deliver to local seniors enrolled in the Affordable Produce Delivery Program. Every Wednesday from March-December boxes are loaded with produce available through Real Food Farm and Elder Services. For five dollars a week, up to 150 older adults receive a delivery. When possible, the food is local. Civic Works is seeking delivery drivers to volunteer for two hours on Thursdays or Fridays.
From left, Kari Barnes, Catonsville, and Tracy Hernandez, New Freedom, PA, Civic Works volunteers, help pack over 90 food boxes to deliver to local seniors enrolled in the Affordable Produce Delivery Program. Every Wednesday from March-December boxes are loaded with produce available through Real Food Farm and Elder Services. For five dollars a week, up to 150 older adults receive a delivery. When possible, the food is local. Civic Works is seeking delivery drivers to volunteer for two hours on Thursdays or Fridays. (Kim Hairston)
Northwest Hospital
Kelly Meltzer, of LifeBridge Health, loads a box of produce into an employee's car at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. As thanks for their dedication and hard work the hospital's "Care Bravely Compassion Fund" is providing a 15-pound box of fresh produce for the hospital's 1,200 team members.
Kelly Meltzer, of LifeBridge Health, loads a box of produce into an employee's car at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. As thanks for their dedication and hard work the hospital's "Care Bravely Compassion Fund" is providing a 15-pound box of fresh produce for the hospital's 1,200 team members. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Shoe'in
Michelle, a horse belonging to arabber Keith "Twin" Chesley, stands patiently while getting hot shoed by farrier Sean Losee of Mount Airy. Losee, who travels with a gas forge, 100-lb. anvil and all the tools of his trade on a mobile truck, volunteered his time to shoe two horses at the arabbers' Carlton Street Stables.
Michelle, a horse belonging to arabber Keith "Twin" Chesley, stands patiently while getting hot shoed by farrier Sean Losee of Mount Airy. Losee, who travels with a gas forge, 100-lb. anvil and all the tools of his trade on a mobile truck, volunteered his time to shoe two horses at the arabbers' Carlton Street Stables. (Amy Davis)
52nd Corona Walk
Kim Flowers, front, and other members of "Chauncey's Angels," including former Mayor Sheila Dixon, right, celebrate as they near the end of their 52nd six-mile walk through Druid Hill Park. Behind Flowers, from left, are Lynne Peace, Juanita Maye and Linda Weaver. Chauncey Whitehead, a personal trainer who began the walk through Druid Hill Park in response to the pandemic, has seen it grow from his initial invitation to Dixon, to several dozen people every Sunday morning.
Kim Flowers, front, and other members of "Chauncey's Angels," including former Mayor Sheila Dixon, right, celebrate as they near the end of their 52nd six-mile walk through Druid Hill Park. Behind Flowers, from left, are Lynne Peace, Juanita Maye and Linda Weaver. Chauncey Whitehead, a personal trainer who began the walk through Druid Hill Park in response to the pandemic, has seen it grow from his initial invitation to Dixon, to several dozen people every Sunday morning. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Havre de Grace ice festival returns
Angelito Baban of Ice Lab creates a sculpture during the Havre de Grace Ice Festival Sat., March 13, 2021.
Angelito Baban of Ice Lab creates a sculpture during the Havre de Grace Ice Festival Sat., March 13, 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Krav Maga self defense course
Jason Bojonny, one of the course's instructors, takes a hit from Courtney Johnson, center, while Brooklyn Goddard adds resistance with a belt. Watchdog Krav Maga in Elkridge offers an 8-week course geared specifically to teaching women how to defend themselves from attackers.
Jason Bojonny, one of the course's instructors, takes a hit from Courtney Johnson, center, while Brooklyn Goddard adds resistance with a belt. Watchdog Krav Maga in Elkridge offers an 8-week course geared specifically to teaching women how to defend themselves from attackers. (Ulysses Muñoz)
Sandy Point State Park
Don’t tell Caleb, 8, and his sister Aubrey Florian, 6, of Burtonsville that is is still March as they play at Sandy Point State Park. Warm weather and sunny skies gave way to more seasonal days on Saturday.
Don’t tell Caleb, 8, and his sister Aubrey Florian, 6, of Burtonsville that is is still March as they play at Sandy Point State Park. Warm weather and sunny skies gave way to more seasonal days on Saturday. (Amy Davis)
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