Lance Garms and daughters Sofia, 15, Julia, 12
Lance, 46, of Annapolis, is an IT security consultant, sailor and single Dad.
92 and never, never, never giving up
Wind-driven waves roiled the river into a sandy soup for Bernie Fowler’s 29th annual Patuxent River Wade In June 12.
“It feels like the surf in Ocean City,” laughed a wader bound hand-in-hand to every other in the long line radiating out from the 92-year-old retired state senator and Patuxent River champion.
Chesapeake’s Bounty connects shoppers with local farms, fish and more
Just a few weeks ago, in winter’s last stand, shoppers in light flannels and heavy vests scurried from the damp sidewalk into Chesapeake’s Bounty North Beach store. A smile from Veronica Cristo and an aroma of apple cider warmed the room. The wood floor creaked as they drifted through waist-high aisles of sweet potatoes, apples and stacked jars of local honey and jam, on their way to a table of dinosaur kale and bright green spinach.
Agricultural program grows at Phoenix Academy
Next time you cruise down Cedar Park Road in Annapolis during school hours, you may well do a double-take as you pass the field next to Phoenix Academy. You’re likely to see rabbits munching greens in a sturdily built hutch, hear nanny goats bleating or glimpse teens carefully weeding a row of curly-leafed kale....
Shady Side fifth-graders saving the Bay one handful of spat at a time
Some Southern Anne Arundel County students are taking the adage bloom where you’re planted more than a few steps further. Fifth-graders at Shady Side Elementary are planting oysters to help restore the Bay’s oyster population.
“We need oysters to clean the Bay,” said Lacey Wilde, 11, the daughter and granddaughter of working watermen.
Stories that need to be told
This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day, our national day of remembrance of those who gave their lives fighting for the United States across the world.
They’re out to trap cast-off monofilament line
Girl Scouts Noel Pockey and Ashley Whicher are working to save the Bay from used fishing line.
When anglers toss line torn from their reel, the unbreakable and almost invisible plastic monofilament a death warrant to critters. The line ensnares animals, birds and fish, trapping the life out of them. The entangled fishing line continues its havoc, putting swimmers and boat propellers at risk — until it finally degrades 500 years later.
Local artist takes you 15,000 feet for this Commissioning Week highlight
Never in real life will you see the Blue Angels as Joe Barsin captures them in his iconic graphic on Bay Weekly’s cover. For the Annapolis artist’s eye encapsulates the whole of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Commissioning Week in a single soaring moment.
As the South Riverkeeper, I am helping to make the river healthy for my children and yours
Not too long ago, I was working in consumer-protection litigation. After law school, I took a job suing banks and shady lenders on behalf of consumers. That wasn’t where I really wanted to be.
In law school at the University of Maryland, I had earned a certificate of concentration in environmental law. When I graduated in 2010, environmental law jobs weren’t as plentiful as I had hoped. So I sued banks instead.