News http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/features/news en The Secret Treasure http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/secret-treasure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>How some of the world&rsquo;s most famous art found safe refuge in early-America&rsquo;s Annapolis</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;d want to know if you were neighbor to a secret treasure of masterpieces.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;So I&rsquo;m telling you.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sixty-three paintings by great Northern European masters &mdash; Jan Breughel, Rubens and Van Dyck among them &mdash; lived quietly in Annapolis for two years, and Prince George&rsquo;s County for 16 more years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/history-lore/article/secret-treasure" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Peal%20and%20Rubens.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="134" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sixty-three paintings by Old-World masters lived quietly in Annapolis 200 years ago, ­including Jan Brueghel’s The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark and Rubens’ Romulus and Remus. Now historian Susan Pearl is trying to determine what happened to them. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/secret-treasure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/secret-treasure#comments History & Lore News Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:43:00 +0000 bayweekly_master 34432 at http://bayweekly.com Everyone Loves a Parade http://bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Neighbors joining neighbors to celebrate our independence</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is there anything more fun, more moving and more important than a hometown Fourth of July parade? Whether joining the parade or watching it, we celebrate our independence as a nation and as a people.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Across the land, communities large and small decorate themselves, their dogs and conveyances from baby buggies to trikes and bikes to convertibles, tractors, fire engines and floats. In a partnership of faith and delight, we join as one entity united by shared purpose.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/SevernaPark-float.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="81" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade#comments Good Living News Places Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:32:14 +0000 bayweekly_master 33603 at http://bayweekly.com Do Life Jackets Expire? http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/do-life-jackets-expire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>All kinds of surprising things expire &mdash; car seats, makeup, fire extinguishers, bike helmets, bug spray. How about life jackets?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Yes and no, depending on the type of life jacket and how much wear it has.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/news/article/do-life-jackets-expire" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/old%20life%20jackets-042816.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="44" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/do-life-jackets-expire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/do-life-jackets-expire#comments News Tue, 03 May 2016 20:10:10 +0000 bayweekly_master 32662 at http://bayweekly.com The Last Colonial-era Farm on the Broadneck Peninsula http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/last-colonial-era-farm-broadneck-peninsula <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Goshen Farm, powered by grassroots</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;The grassroots is the source of power. With it you can do anything,&rdquo; wrote Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson of the wattage behind his bright idea.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Is it shining still?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Take an Earth Day No. 47 visit to Goshen Farm, and you&rsquo;ll see the light.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;From the grassroots, a community rose to save the last Colonial-era farm on the Broadneck Peninsula. Its work has created a hidden oasis of 22 undeveloped acres, surrounded by Cape St. Claire and Walnut Ridge on the Broadneck Peninsula.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/history-lore/article/last-colonial-era-farm-broadneck-peninsula" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Goshen%20Farm-042116.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/last-colonial-era-farm-broadneck-peninsula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/last-colonial-era-farm-broadneck-peninsula#comments History & Lore News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:03:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 32564 at http://bayweekly.com Fatal Deception, The Archuleta Files http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/fatal-deception-archuleta-files <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Space America Museum director turns his focus to film thriller</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Bob Melamud </div> </div> </div> <p>A murder at a Department of Defense facility and the theft of top secret files leads to the discovery of a dangerous spy organization operating in our nation&rsquo;s capitol.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Such is the plot of Fatal Deception, The Archuleta Files, a film written by Alan Hayes, of Owings, who also heads the production company, Spaceman Productions LLC.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Hayes is best known in Calvert County as the director of the Space America Museum in Prince Frederick.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/news/article/fatal-deception-archuleta-files" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Fatal%20Deception-The%20Archuleta%20Files.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/fatal-deception-archuleta-files" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/fatal-deception-archuleta-files#comments News Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:58:10 +0000 bayweekly_master 32352 at http://bayweekly.com White-Tailed Deer http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/white-tailed-deer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>On the hunt in November</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>The antlered buck posed statue-like in full-focused attention in a valley surrounded, at a fair distance, by the houses of Fairhaven Cliffs. Perhaps he&rsquo;d seen me seeing him from my perch well above him, but not assuring him safety were I a bow hunter. That hunting season lasts most of November, the month &mdash; this odd sighting reminded me &mdash; when Maryland&rsquo;s 227,000 deer are at their most visible.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/creature-feature/article/white-tailed-deer" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/whitetail-deer-112615.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/white-tailed-deer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/white-tailed-deer#comments Creature Feature News Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:01:24 +0000 bayweekly_master 30943 at http://bayweekly.com Finding a Niche for Pollinators http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/finding-niche-pollinators <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Highway medians become home to the birds, bees, butterflies</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Kathy Knotts </div> </div> </div> <p>The tiniest employees of the Maryland State Highway Administration are hard at work while we sit in traffic. Glance out the window to see them buzzing about their daily routines. In exchange for their work, MSHA provides room and board &mdash; in the medians of state highways.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Important work is happening in these often overlooked parcels of land: over 100 acres along Maryland highways are now wildlife habitat for pollinators.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/news/article/finding-niche-pollinators" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/sah-monarch_butterfly-072315.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A monarch butterfly feeds on purple coneflower planted in a State Highway Administration native meadow. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/finding-niche-pollinators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/finding-niche-pollinators#comments News Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:43:51 +0000 bayweekly_master 28730 at http://bayweekly.com Wading into Murky Waters http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/wading-murky-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Bernie Fowler&rsquo;s Sneaker Index measured 44 inches &mdash; the best in the annual Wade-In&rsquo;s 28-year &shy;history but a long way from the days of his youth</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sue Kullen </div> </div> </div> <p>Ninety-one-year-old river warrior Bernie Fowler added some new followers at his 28th annual Wade-In to measure his beloved Patuxent River&rsquo;s clarity by Sneaker Index.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chesapeake chronicler Tom Horton flew in on water taxi. The Patuxent Voices sang a tribute, adding a capella artistry to Island Girl Deanna Dove&rsquo;s folk hymns and bridging the gap opened by the 2010 death of Chesapeake bard Tom Wisner, Fowler&rsquo;s inspiration in the now-famed ritual.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/news/article/wading-murky-waters" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/44_inches-fowlerwade-in.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="125" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/wading-murky-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/wading-murky-waters#comments News Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:51:30 +0000 bayweekly_master 28331 at http://bayweekly.com Illegal Nets Catch Jail Time http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/illegal-nets-catch-jail-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Watermen sentenced to year-plus</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>Four commercial fishermen from Maryland&rsquo;s Eastern Shore have been sentenced in federal court for illegally netting and selling more than 90 tons of rockfish and pocketing almost a half-million dollars in profits over four years.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The watermen used gill nets, particularly effective gear used in the Chesapeake since 1873. Gill nets snare fish by the gills in a mesh that allows the fish&rsquo;s head to enter while preventing its body from following. Some 300 commercial gill-netters operate on the Chesapeake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/illegal-nets-catch-jail-time" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/gill_nets-0312015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gill nets are legal when attended and free-floating, like the one at top right. Anchored nets, like the one at left, were outlawed in 1992. Hidden underwater, they are not only illegal but a threat to the rockfish popluation. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/illegal-nets-catch-jail-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/illegal-nets-catch-jail-time#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle News Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:54:54 +0000 bayweekly_master 27135 at http://bayweekly.com One Good Turn Deserves Another http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/one-good-turn-deserves-another <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Coast Guard&rsquo;s sea turtle rescue brings them Internet fame</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s all in a day&rsquo;s work.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The day was August 12, when a boater reported an entangled sea turtle 30 miles off New Jersey&rsquo;s southern coast.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Using the boater&rsquo;s GPS coordinates, the Cape May Coast Guardsmen and staff of Marine Mammal Rescue Center set out on a rescue mission. Finding a turtle in the Atlantic could have been as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. But the coordinates led straight to an ensnared leatherback.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/creature-feature/article/one-good-turn-deserves-another" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/sea_turtle_rescue-010815.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/one-good-turn-deserves-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/one-good-turn-deserves-another#comments Creature Feature News Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:51:18 +0000 bayweekly_master 25609 at http://bayweekly.com