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     Thirty years after the nation awoke to the scope and impact of domestic violence, the United States still grapples with the aftermath of violence by people who usually are intimate partners.
     We know the slogans and statistics on domestic violence.
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     While many are starting to forget about Hurricane Harvey after Irma, Maria and Jose, there is still great need in Houston and surrounding areas in which many have lost everything they own.
     The entire leadership team of the Keller Williams Three Bridges of Southern Maryland traveled to Texas to volunteer in the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey.
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Your Say:

Two Cheers for Local Business Guide

In the old neighborhood the other day, I picked up a copy of Bay Weekly. The local business issue was superb. There’s a story behind all those who buy — and don’t buy — ads. I bet it will bring the “never-buy-ads” folks to rethink their “business plan.” 
–Pat Piper, Arlington, VA
 
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Your Say:

Time to Remember Rachel Carson
     I read Are Our-CIDES Killing Mother Nature in Bay Weekly’s September 14 Our Say and thought of marine biologist, author and environmentalist Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring, written while she lived in Maryland. It was published 55 years ago last month.
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The Postcard Finds Another Reader

Re: The Postcard; Sept. 14: www.bayweekly.com/node/39983
 
     Having lunch in Severna Park, I picked up your paper’s Sept. 14 edition. Several articles were quite interesting. However, The Postcard by Sarah Jablon really caught my attention.
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More Do-Not-Sprayers

     Would you pass along this info to all your readers and to Betsy Detwiler, Neeld Estates regarding her thoughtful piece on CIDES Killing Mother Nature.
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Re: Local Artist Paints in Words; Sept. 14: www.bayweekly.com/node/39982

 
Our little man loved your article and the drawing in Coloring Corner, as did I. Thank you. Writer Kathy Knotts is one of the few who really got it right.
–Michael Bell, 
Southern High School arts department chair
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First let me thank you for Bay Weekly’s awesome Pet Tales Aug. 10 edition.
I also want to tell you about Hillsmere’s successfull implementation of a Community Cat program to reduce the unowned “community” cat overpopulation. Volunteers rallied with the Anne Arundel Cat Coalition, a non-profit spearheaded by Spay Spa Neuter Nook to trap, spay/neuter and rabies vaccinate 36 cats.
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I want to thank you for the extraordinary edition of Bay Weekly — August 10 Pet Guide. I’m holding onto it like it’s my textbook. What a great public service to so many people, giving them concrete, incredibly useful information. I get questions about that stuff all the time and more and oftentimes do not have the information either.
–Joseph Lamp, Arnold
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     I have become a pariah in my neighborhood because I asked Calvert Mosquito Control to put my property on their Do-Not-Spray list. However, after attending a bee talk given by the 17- and 18-year-old members of the Northern High School Bee Club, I began to question the whole pesticide problem.
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