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Richard Edwin Wilson, December 16, 1931-February 11, 2018 

      For nine of Bay Weekly’s 25 years, from 2003 until 2012, Dick Wilson had local thespians praying for his approval. Theater-going readers trusted him as their judge. His applause helped fill houses, and his boos (and rare hisses) not only hurt egos but also dampened sales.
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Dining Guide a Hit
      I am enjoying this edition.
      Quality and food selection are up at Pirates Cove. As they are but three miles down the road, we will re-visit.
      Pleased to see a mention of Jalapeños as they are our favorite go-to restaurant in Annapolis. Great food and people; quiet atmosphere.
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When, where or how, love takes stepping outside your comfort zone

       When is the adverb director Rob Reiner and crew settled on for the legendary (and now ancient) rom-com When Harry Met Sally … . Success is its own reward, so we follow that catchy precedent in this year’s Valentine’s story about finding love.
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Craft Breweries Matter Even if You Don’t Drink Beer

 
       The legislative session is underway in Annapolis, and it is time to bring our thoughts back to beer. Coincidentally, last week’s issue of Bay Weekly covered this very subject, brewing.
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Just in time to see us through to spring

      The restaurants of Chesapeake Country are keeping my spirits up for February, which, were it not for its brevity, would be my least favorite month of the year, despite Groundhog Day’s tragi-comic good news that winter is half over.
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Getting Our Websters Straight
      It was Noah Webster who published a dictionary in 1828, not his grandfather, Daniel, or cousin, Daniel. And, although he did not become tutor to George Washington’s stepchildren, it is because he asked not to be considered, as George Washington was considering him as a candidate. My source: The Forgotten Founding Father, by Joshua Kendall. 
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There’s something like Zen in the art of beer making

       “Home brewers may dream of quitting their day jobs to live off the fruits of their fermentation,” I write in this week’s feature story.
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Praise for Owensville Primary Care
RE: Health Care for All: Rich or poor, Owensville ­Primary Care turns no one away: Jan. 11, 2018, www.bayweekly.com/node/41608
 
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Is January 23 just another so what, like National ­Popcorn Day?

       It was no fun writing lessons in cursive, and no better in the hybrid connected printing I developed in obedient defiance to the nuns’ complaints of my handwriting’s illegibility. My mother couldn’t read anything I wrote, either, which may be why she insisted I take typing in high school summer school. On my own, I signed up at the same public school to learn Chancery script, a pretty Renaissance cursive....
Not Quite 200 Years
       I regret having to inform Mr. Bill Mitchell, Master Watershed Steward of Chesapeake Bay and South River, that the silver maple Acer saccaharinum mentioned in Your Say of Jan. 4 had not been anchored for 200 years. 
Perhaps he based his calculation on counting growth rings on the cut surface of the stump.
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