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Movements of the Moon
Day 4: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 0700 EDT
Position: 41° 42.7 North X 68d° 32.6 West or about 63 nautical miles east of Chatham, Massachusetts.

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Now is not the time to become complacent in Bay cleanup

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, June 4 to 12, is a good time for each and every one of us to stop what we are doing and realize what we have. Chesapeake Bay is a remarkable resource that provides something very special in our lives. It is more than just a pretty view, an occasional fishing trip or a crab cake. Its presence permeates our lives. Like arteries in a living body, the rivers, streams and marshes of the Bay bind us together.
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    Thank you for including the 2016 Mayo Beach Public Open Days (most Sundays thru September and Labor Day) in the Bay Weekly calendar. The first Public Open Day was on Memorial Day, and it went forward in spite of the lousy weather forecast. When I stopped by late in the afternoon, there were still about 75 people in the park enjoying the beach and the playground.
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It doesn’t look like the Severn River will meet its federal water quality cleanup goals by EPA’s interim deadline in 2017.
    The Severn River’s No. 1 pollution threat is from stormwater runoff, which dumps nitrogen and sediment pollution in the river after storm events. Major sources of stormwater runoff are impervious surfaces such as roads, roofs, patios, driveways, graveled areas, parking lots etc.
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Actors shouldn’t be bound by stereotypes

Mediocre reviews happen. It is the nature of ­theater. Some works are hits; some are misses. Some misses even get reviewed as hits and, certainly, vice versa. In considering the February 11 review of 2nd Star Production’s A Philadelphia Story, it is safe to say the Jane C. Elkin offered a meh assessment. Again, it happens.
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We look for the best actors to fill the roles in our shows

We are writing regarding the review of our production of The Philadelphia Story that was recently published in Bay Weekly and posted on the web. 2nd Star respects that everyone is entitled to their opinions, we very much appreciate all of the excellent reviews we have received from Bay Weekly staff in the past, and we certainly don’t expect every review of community theatre to be glowing.
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Kudos to everyone for feeding the birds during and now after Snowzilla.
    Studies have found that when deep snow covers many birds’ natural food, our handouts increase their survival.
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For the third year the Coast Guard Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla has come together to help those less fortunate by sponsoring a food drive within their unit for Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry.
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Fourteen new charter captains earned their certificates in the 12-week Charter Captain Course taught by Captains Ken Daniel and Bill Tyndall of Cambridge.    
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I couldn’t agree more with Jeffrey H. Horstman’s Oct. 1 letter, Save the Ugly Oyster. Science tells us that this creature is a real champion in cleaning the Bay’s water. At a time when great effort and expense is being undertaken to clean up the Bay, it makes no sense to remove any oysters from its waters. Instead, we should be doing all we can to increase the oyster population.
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