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These aerial acrobats have the appetites of wolves

The hot summer months bring out hordes of mosquitoes and other flying, biting insects. One of the nemesis of the winged bugs is the dragonfly. Dragonflies are the wolves of the air. They are able to eat their own body weight in mosquitoes in an hour. Thus, a dragonfly can consume several hundred biting insects a day. 

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On July 20, the town of North Beach gained a new beach access wheelchair. The wheelchair has a PVC pipe frame, making it lightweight and easy to maneuver on sand.

            You can’t miss its bulging, balloon tires. The chair even has an umbrella attachment for sunnier days.

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In need of dental attention but putting it off due to expense, lack of insurance or time to find a practice? Head to Waldorf this weekend for free dental care thanks to the Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy.

            Line up early as the queue of patients often begins the night before. Doors open at 6am July 27 and are often closed a few hours later as capacity — some 1,200 adult patients — is reached.

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“To teach meditation to a group of people who are afraid to close their eyes, you have to be prepared,” says Di Goodman, owner of Ruah Yoga Studio of Annapolis, of teaching yoga in two Anne Arundel County jails. After passing through security, she and two instructors-in-training lead six to 12 students in basic yoga poses, including the tree and downward dog, along with quiet meditation.

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Fishing poles have joined the check-out collection of a second Anne Arundel County Library, Eastport-Annapolis Neck, this year after the Mountain Road branch proved last year that library users want to fish.

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Library patrons in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties are now calling the shots. At least in regards to what new books the Southern Maryland public libraries purchase.

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Way Downstream …

An alert family from Virginia Beach this month rescued dozens of seahorses with the aid of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

            In ancient lore, the seahorse was a sacred creature associated with divine beings, a symbol of power and authority.

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Tom Cruise delivers in this action bonanza

IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise: American Made) neutralized one major threat when he captured former intelligence agent turned terrorist Solomon Lane (Sean Harris: Possum). But Lane’s network of operatives, The Syndicate, remained free to cause chaos. Their latest mission, crafting three nuclear devices, will cause worldwide disaster.

            Unless Hunt can stop them.

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As the targets change, I’m learning how to adapt

I’ve had a wild ride using circle hooks this rockfish season. Allowing the fish’s movements to set the circle hook provided me excellent results baitfishing during the trophy season, if I didn’t count the absence of trophy-sized fish in my boat.

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It takes Mother Nature centuries to make fertile soil; with compost you can make it in days

Topsoil is a nebulous word. It means the top layer of soil. When ordering topsoil, you need to be more specific. If you need to import soil to change the grade of the landscape, the imported soil needs to be similar in texture to the existing soil. Never cover a sandy soil with a clay or silt soil or cover a clay or silt soil with a sandy one. Importing the wrong soil will cause drainage problems.

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