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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMERCIAL STRIPED BASS COMMON POOL GILL NET SEASON MODIFICATION

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Image Courtesy of MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES SERVICE

The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.15.12(H) announces the re-opening of the 2015 commercial striped bass common pool gill net fishery on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 3:00 a.m with a catch limit of 300 lbs/permit/week and 1200 lbs/vessel/day.

The common pool fishery will close on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/notices.aspx


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Bridge Day Tandem BASE Jump Contest, New River Gorge, West Virginia

Do You Have What it Takes?

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The countdown has started to the New River Gorge Bridge Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014. On that day, BASE jumpers leap 800+ feet into the New River Gorge below, or are launched by the Human Catapult. Rappelling, skydiving, and more adventure abound. You ready?

Image Courtesy of Bridge Day

Image Courtesy of Bridge Day

BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth. BASE jumpers leap from any and all of these four fixed objects with parachutes designed specifically for rapid deployment. Known around the world as the most extreme of extreme sports, BASE jumpers look forward to Bridge Day ® every year.

The New River Gorge Bridge saw its first BASE jumpers in 1979, just 2 years after the bridge was completed and opened to the public. As more and more people entered the sport, the tradition of coming to West Virginia for Bridge Day has grown- more than 800 jumps were made last year.

The vast majority of people (more than 80,000 expected) visit to Bridge Day to watch. All of the jumpers are registered, and can make as many jumps as they are able to within a six hour window.

Image Courtesy of Bridge Day

Image Courtesy of Bridge Day

This year the folks at Bridge Day are once again teaming up with Vertical Visions and Subaru to offer one lucky winner the chance to tandem BASE jump off of the New River Gorge Bridge.

Think it should be you?

Then create a video that shows the world why you should be chosen to jump. A charity of your choice will also receive a $1,000 donation, courtesy of Subaru. So be sure to also tell everyone all about your charity and why you’re willing to jump off a Bridge for it.

Guidelines & Requirements:
-Must be at least 18 years of age
-Must weigh 200 lbs. or less and be capable of an active lifestyle
-Must wear athletic shoes or hiking boots
-Must sign our liability waiver

Video submissions will be accepted on Facebook beginning Friday, August 15, 2014. All submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 2. Voting will begin on Wednesday, September 3 and end on Wednesday September 10 at 11:59 PM.

Contest Rules:
-Videos should be no more than 3 minutes in length
-Creativity is encouraged
-Voted on by Bridge Day fans
-Video becomes property of Bridge Day

To enter, go here: http://officialbridgeday.com/tandem-base-jump-contest/


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Zombie Splatter Fun at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, WV

Image Courtesy of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Image Courtesy of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

More dates added for fall splatter fun!

Zombies have risen from the graveyards back on the farm, help contain the infestation.
The truck leaves every 30 minutes.
Every Friday and Saturday night.
Starts at 7:00 pm last ride is at 11:30 pm.
September 26th, 27th
October 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st
November 1st

Details:
Advanced tickets can be purchased over the phone at 304-269-5070
$20 dollars a person
100 paint balls included
Reloads of 100 available during ride for $5.00
No equipment needed. You do the shooting.

Tickets can be purchased Friday and Saturday Evening either at the ticket booth or over the phone if you need a certain time.

BE AWARE there are only 18 tickets every 30 minutes and is expected to sell out fast.

Any questions please email Secretary@talawv.com or
call 304-269-5070.

http://www.trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com/main/zpb/zombiepaintball.html

Sometimes being a travel writer is too much fun, especially when you come across notices like this first thing in the morning:

ALL ZOMBIE TICKETS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE TODAY!!! Don’t worry about getting your timed ticket online today, just come to the main entrance and choose your time to battle! No equipment or experience necessary and you will not be shot!

I had to back-track a bit, to find out that the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia is holding a ZOMBIE PAINT BALL event today, Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Truck leaves every 30 minutes. 100 paint balls included. Reloads available for $5.00. http://www.talawv.com.

I feel like the notice should come with one of those movie disclaimers, “no actual zombies will be hurt during the filming of this event.”

Get out there and do your best zombie shuffle.

Update: They are running the ZOMBIE PAINT BALL in the daytime, every Saturday until the last weekend of September. Volunteers still needed to be zombies. Tickets until October are $15.00 per person.


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Harlem Globetrotters Bring Four Games to Wildwood, NJ – August 6-9, 2014

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Image Courtesy of Harlem Globe Trotters

With 88 years of performing under their belts, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters know something about thrilling millions of fans, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year, the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games. It was so much fun, they are doing it again, and there are cool new rules to choose from on our 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour.

You can get your chance to see the zaniness which is sure to result during their four new shows at the Wildwoods Convention Center from August 6-9, with games nightly at 7 p.m.

Learn to play like the Globetrotters at a special 2-hour Skills Clinic at the Convention Center. Designed for boys & girls ages 6-12, the clinic will be led by Globetrotter stars. Clinics take place every game day (Aug 6-9) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Participants do not need prior basketball experience. A spot in the clinic costs $49.99 and includes a voucher for one complimentary ticket to any of the four games in Wildwood (valued up to $45). Space is limited.

For more information: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/wildwood


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Run for the Colors at Carlisle, PA Color Vibe, August 30, 2014

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**Pricing deadline on 7/31/14. Register before the price goes up and save!**

For the most colorful run in your life, head to Carlisle’s Color Vibe. If you’ve never been, Color Vibe is a 5k run where runners get covered with vibrant colors. Color Vibe is the fun way to be crazy with friends and family. Participants aren’t timed, so there is no pressure to hurry. Young runners and walkers are welcome.

The magical color powder is custom manufactured and produced right in the United States. The colors are made from food grade quality cornstarch using an advanced manufacturing process that has been custom developed for the Color Vibe Race Series. It is non-toxic, is 100% safe, and also biodegradable. As with any substance, you will want to keep it out of your eyes and lungs. If you are sensitive, you may want to wear glasses or goggles for your eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for your mouth. (This is especially recommended for our younger runners/walkers)

To register and find out more: http://www.thecolorvibe.com/carlisle.php

LOCATION
The Color Vibe 5k run will be held at the U.S Army Heritage and Education Center
Address: U.S Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013


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Wildwood Beach 2014 Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament

07/26/2014 – 07/27/2014

Frisbee is supposed to be one of the easiest games to play, but the version played by the teams at Wildwood’s Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament bears no resemblance to my backyard fumbling.

Image Courtesy of Wildwood Ultimate Frisbee

Image Courtesy of Wildwood Ultimate Frisbee

It’s the largest beach Frisbee tournament in the world, and has gone international with the addition of The Boracay Dragons. Formed in 2002, the team is composed of athletes from the beautiful island of Boracay with some of the best ultimate players from around the Philippines. The team finished with a silver medal twice, first in Brazil 2007 against Australia and the last one against Team USA in Italy 2011. This US tour is part of their preparation as they represent the Philippines in next year’s World Beach Championships in Dubai.

While there are serious games being played in the actual tournament, a fun atmosphere is always going on. There is a beach party and beer garden, and a division of play that focuses on fun instead of competition.

The annual event is held on the beach at the Wildwood Beach Patrol Headquarters at Schellenger Avenue.

Sat: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A 4-on-4 team competition for players of all levels, ages 18 & over.
More than 400 teams from all over the country compete in the tournament.

Free to spectators

For more information: http://www.WildwoodUltimate.com


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The Annual Running of the Bull in Delaware, July 12, 2014

Update: Sunday July 13, 2014 Bull Wins Fight at Dewey’s Annual Running of the Bull
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/07/12/bull-everyone-else-runs-wild-dewey/12580949/

Image Courtesy of The Starboard

Image Courtesy of The Starboard

In a state known for its silly events, (the Punkin Chunkin’; the Buffalo Stampede) the Annual Running of the Bull at Dewey Beach, Delaware has to be one of the quirkiest. What started out 18 years ago as a word-of-mouth party for friends has turned into experience big enough to be included on E! Online’s “Ultimate Summer Bucket List” of 17 summer events. Surprisingly, the Annual Running of the Bulls ranked in between heavy-hitters like Comic-Con and Lollapalooza.

“Delaware doesn’t usually come to mind when trying to think of an amazing place to party this summer, but most people have never been to Dewey Beach,” the website for the E! Entertainment cable channel reported. (Maybe E! hasn’t heard of Firefly, but whatever…)

“Of course the bull is fake, and we can only assume that copious amounts of alcohol are involved, but this event brings out thousands of people every year who flock to see what this party town has to offer.”

Washington, D.C.’s Michael McDonnell and a few of his beach house friends launched the first bull run in 1997. Since then, it has grown into a fan-favorite bash that draws up to 2,000 party-goers from across the country to watch two men in a bull costume chase fun-seekers down Dewey Beach.

The event mimics the Festival of San Fermin held in Pamplona, Spain and is held between July 7th and 13th to coincide with Spain’s famous running of the bulls. Some participants dress in the traditional Pamplona white clothing and red bandanas, while other favor less traditional bikini tops, kilts, clown wigs, and whatever they feel like. Unlike the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, there have been no deaths or gorings in Dewey Beach. Local police escort runners across Delaware Route 1, which helps lower the danger level.

Participation in the event is free.

For more information:
http://thestarboard.com/running-of-the-bull/
The 18th annual Running of the Bull
Saturday, 2 p.m.
The Starboard
2009 Del. 1
Dewey Beach, DE