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A Bay Weekly conversation with the captains of Deadliest Catch, Sig Hansen and brothers Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand

For six seasons, the Discovery Channel’s reality show Deadliest Catch has followed Bering Sea crab boats on their quest to find king and opilio crab. The conditions are dangerous: Freezing temperatures adding dangerously heavy ice to over-laden boats, mountainous waves careening across the decks and heavy machinery swinging overhead. This is a job where men are men and women are nearly non-existent.

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Within the Order of the Eastern Star, jewelry store owner Jean Chance wields power to do good

For 40 years, Jean Chance has been the grand dame of W. R. Chance Jewelers on Main Street, Annapolis, the family business started by her husband’s father more than 60 years ago.

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Helping his Duke team win the NCAA basketball championship has earned Nolan Smith, of Upper Marlboro, no summer vacation

Only 3.6 seconds remained in the last college basketball game of the season, on April 5, when Butler’s Gordon Hayward grabbed a rebound and sped upcourt.

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Ensemble Galilei’s June 13 concert promotes their Walter Reed music

 

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Ed Sparks never left the land of rock and roll

 

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After nine years, Don Hooker compiles the Bay Blues Festival’s greatest hits and biggest catastrophes

 

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A little boy gives you a big chance to fight childhood cancer

 

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After 21 seasons, native-plant propagator Mary-Stuart Sierra prepares for one final harvest

 

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Doug Sisk can’t bear to see anything go to waste

 

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Volunteers hoof it across the country, picking up litter and lecturing on waste

 

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