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Articles by Sandra Olivetti Martin

101 Ways and counting

I haven’t yet worn out my personal copy of 101 Ways to Have Fun: Your Indispensable Guide to Summer. But its pages are already dog-eared to mark the many spots I want to revisit.
    Fireworks, for example.
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Accidents put such a crimp on summer fun

Memorial Day weekend puts us back in the water, where some of the best fun of summer is to be had.
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Summer’s just around the corner — and with it comes 101 Ways to Have Fun 2011

Here at Bay Weekly, we’re eager as elves at Santa’s workshop the week before Christmas.
    It’s not just that a big project is nearing its celebratory conclusion, though that’s certainly part of the energetic anticipation we’re feeling.
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The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater breaks ground on a new high-tech lab

There’s a new Smithsonian going up. Instead of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this Smithsonian is rising out in the country southeast of Edgewater.
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Your job: Party hearty

About now, the men and women of Parole Rotary must be regretting their dedication to good works.
    True, doing good is even more intrinsic than weekly meetings to Rotary, with its motto of Service Before Self and its logo wheel that keeps turning because some 1.2 million members worldwide keep pushing.
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The cause behind the Naptown barBAYq

No one really knows why kids get cancer. But they do, some 14,000 of them a year.
    Go to Parole Rotary’s Naptown barBAYq May 13 and 14, and you’ll be helping “give a chance of living a nice long life” to the 200 kids cancer sends each year to The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore.
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The Parole Rotary Foundation’s inaugural Naptown barBAYq contest and festival is sure to wet your appetite

Anticipation is such an alluring spice that I can smell it already.    
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Splendid though our stories are of Mother’s influence, I bet you can top them

Margaret Tearman’s bright idea for Bay Weekly’s annual Mother’s Day story has kept me chuckling since its light popped on in her brain months ago. In the instant of illumination, she wrote her Mother Made Me essay, and that was all it took to sell me on the idea.
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I’m sorry to see you go

Like newspapers — I mean the print variety — politicians are news one day and fish wrap the next. That was not the case with William Donald Schaefer.
    On a Maryland scale, Schaefer was God in his heavens. We might not think of him everyday, but if we ignored him too long, the thunder would roar — and lightning might strike.
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Locally grown and ethically treated livestock brings meat you can trust to your table

Growing your own veggies is one thing; raising your own livestock is entirely another.     
    That’s the lesson of my friends’ rabbits.
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