The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks has closed the Quiet Waters Park ice rink for the rest of the season due to mechanical problems.
Those with skating passbooks should present them to the park's visitors center for refunds. The county will pay $3.25 for each unused coupon. Visitors center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Eastport Terrace fire destroys an apartment
A two-alarm fire destroyed one apartment and caused smoke damage to two others in the Eastport Terrace complex yesterday afternoon, fire officials said.
The first alarm was sounded at 1:56 p.m. Firefighting units reached the scene in only a couple of minutes, a department spokesman said, since the apartment complex on President Street is only a few blocks from the nearest station.
The blaze was brought undercontrol in about 10 minutes.
No one was injured, fire officials said. The cause of the fire still is under investigation.