News http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/features/news en Just How Celtic Are You? http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/just-how-celtic-are-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Competitors in the Highland Games put brawn in their brag</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> Melissa Krol </div> </div> </div> <p>You can wear a kilt, dance a jig or play a bagpipe to show the Celt in you. Or you can throw a tree, caber in Celtic parlance. You simply pick it up by the small end and run with it, then flip it end over end.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;You&rsquo;ll see all those gradations and more this Saturday at the 39th Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Games.</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/just-how-celtic-are-you" 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/Malcolm%20Doying-celtic-fest-042717.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="133" 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"> Malcolm Doying awaits the 39th Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Games. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/just-how-celtic-are-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/news/article/just-how-celtic-are-you#comments News People Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:51:56 +0000 bayweekly_master 37827 at http://bayweekly.com From Waste to Garden Riches http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Bloom is the best thing to come out of D.C in a long time</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> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>The demand for organically grown food continues to increase. Because chemical fertilizers cannot be used in its production, growers must depend on natural sources for nutrients, such as animal manures, compost and green manure crops. The demand for compost is so great that it exceeds the supply.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The problem may soon be solved by recent developments in processing biosolids.</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/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches" 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/Blue_Plains-thermal_hydrolysis_plant_2013.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" 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"> Biosolids from D.C.’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant go through a two-stage thermal hydrolysis process of high-pressure boiling followed by rapid decompression, creating a sterile, organic soil amendment ­marketed as Bloom. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Green Living News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:08:46 +0000 bayweekly_master 37726 at http://bayweekly.com What Drives People to Plunge? http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/what-drives-people-plunge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Good health or the Lemming Effect?</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> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>Charging into a nearly freezing body of water in the middle of the winter is a tradition for people around the world. Frequently, the plunge is made on New Year&rsquo;s Day.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The first New Year&rsquo;s Day Polar Bear Plunge is credited to Coney Island, New York, in 1903. Founder Bernarr Macfadden believed that a dip in the ocean during the winter could be &ldquo;a boon to stamina, virility and immunity.&rdquo; The Coney Island Polar Bear Club takes ocean plunges every Sunday from November through April, with the largest on New Year&rsquo;s Day.</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> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/what-drives-people-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/what-drives-people-plunge#comments History & Lore News Regulars Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:30:50 +0000 bayweekly_master 36234 at http://bayweekly.com Gingerbread Houses http://bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>It all goes back to Hansel and Gretel</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> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>In one form or another, gingerbread has been popular since at least mediaeval times.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Gingerbread was a favorite treat at festivals and fairs in medieval Europe &mdash; often shaped and decorated to look like flowers, birds, animals or even armor,&rdquo; according to Smithsonian Magazine. &ldquo;Several cities in France and England hosted regular gingerbread fairs for centuries.&rdquo;</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/gingerbread-houses" 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/Waddesdon%20Manor-gingerbread-viewer.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses#comments Good Living News Regulars Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:59:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 36222 at http://bayweekly.com Choose a Safe Christmas Tree http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/choose-safe-christmas-tree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Not all Christmas trees are equal</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> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Not all evergreen trees are equally fire-resistant. The Douglas fir is the most fire-resistant tree, while the popular Fraser fir is the most combustible. Freshness has nothing to do with this comparison. Douglas fir is a low-resin tree, while Fraser fir is a high-resin tree. As the tree dries, the resin becomes highly combustible.</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/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/choose-safe-christmas-tree" 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/burning-christmas-tree-120116.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/choose-safe-christmas-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/choose-safe-christmas-tree#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin News Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:58:42 +0000 bayweekly_master 35947 at http://bayweekly.com Veterans of the Old Line http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/veterans-old-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Remember The Maryland 400</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> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>The first regiment of full-time professional soldiers from Maryland to fight for the Continental Army saved the revolution in August of 1776. Against a much larger, better-prepared British force, 450 to 500 Marylanders valiantly defended themselves and their new nation.</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/veterans-old-line" 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/maryland-400-monument.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/veterans-old-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/veterans-old-line#comments History & Lore News Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:29:08 +0000 bayweekly_master 35653 at http://bayweekly.com 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