Rain threatens to bring down the house at Compass Rose
The set was built, the costumes pressed, the actors over their opening jitters. All that remained was to enjoy the show. Then came the rain. Ticket-holders to Compass Rose’s second performance of Look Homeward Angel were met at the door the rainy night of Saturday, January 11 by apologetic administrators and cast members toting buckets and mops. Founding artistic director Lucinda Merry-Browne spent the dinner hour calling patrons to reschedule reservations....
If oystering has been your life for more than 40 years, what do you do when age catches up with you?
If you’re Donald Sheckells, you’re still working.
The Shady Side waterman no longer braves winter on the water to harvest oysters. But he’s still shucking and selling them.
Meet Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd … at Sam’s Club
Sue Monk Kidd, author of the bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees, is coming to Annapolis.
She’s selling and signing her newest book, The Invention of Wings, not at familiar book haunts but at Sam’s Club, a newcomer in author appearances.
Lineage, the new year’s first show at the ArtWorks@7th Gallery in North Beach, is telling secrets out of school.
Its painters, photographers and potters are the Southern High School art teachers, joining forces in their first faculty-only show.
First-time candidate Mitchelle Stephenson hopes to put her people skills, knowledge of the issues and local contacts to work for voters
You’re more likely to growl your revenge at a politician than kick a dog. Dogs have got a vast grassroots constituency rooting for them. Politicians not so much. On preferential polls, politicians rank below dog poop.
So why would you want such a job?
This election year, Bay Weekly is asking that question of politicians of various stripes. Among them: first timers, try-a-second-timers and winners turned losers trying again.
In New England where I grew up, everyone knew everyone else and you always got a friendly nod or a smile, especially if you were out walking the family pooch or trekking to school in inclement weather. I loved running down country roads, knowing I’d likely see someone I knew at some point along my route.
Organize the coming year with one of these Bay calendars
Want to know where you’re headed before the clock strikes midnight on December 31? Buy your calendar now, and you’ll kick off 2014 with map in hand for your new year.
To guide you in a decision that will hang over you for the next 12 months, we reviewed 11 calendars with ties to Maryland and Chesapeake Country, plus the Farmers Almanac calendar, indispensible for Bay gardeners of all skill levels.
Calvert Marine Museum closing for three months of renovation
Now’s the time to pack up family and holiday visitors for a trip to Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. Come January 1, the family-friendly, 43-year-old museum closes for three months for renovation. When it opens again, it won’t be the old familiar place.
King Coal’s crown seems to be teetering.
The second fuel of America’s prosperity may be losing the race to the future, just as wood did before it. Scarcity is not the problem; many of America’s coalfields continue producing high yields. At issue are the consequences of the fossil fuel’s combustion: carbon pollution clogging air and lungs.
The lessons at Anne Arundel Community College’s Culinary Institute will last well after the new yearBob Melamud
Food eaten between November 1 and New Year’s Day contains no calories. I suspect I’m not alone in honoring this conviction. Yet a lifetime of stepping on the scale January 2 has convinced me that our cherished belief is a cruel urban legend.