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Letter from the Editor (All)

Find the old, new and not-so-welcome on this week’s tour of Chesapeake Country

Back when I lived in Illinois corn country, we used to think that heaven resembled the Great Lake shores of Wisconsin. If we were very good, we might get there some day, preferably in this life rather than the next.

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Ours, and easy, to enjoy

Eating local is a way of life at Bay Weekly. Our family is not many generations removed from the farm, and fewer from the garden.

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Bay Weekly’s Business Guide strives to expand your neighborhood

            My grandmother’s stories have stayed with me a lifetime. So it’s in the hope of deepening generational memory — and, yes, because I can’t resist telling or hearing a story — that I tell my grandchildren stories of life in my time and places. A favorite — whether of mine or theirs I can’t be sure — is my childhood neighborhood.

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It has left our lives filled with holes
 

My newspaper is full of holes.   
    No, Bay Weekly hasn’t forgotten a story here or an ad there. I’m using my in the larger sense that each of us newspaper readers invokes each day: My paper, as in the newspaper I depend on to tell me the daily story of our times, up to date and delivered to my door.
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You’ve certainly had one. Beyond that, what do you know?
      Who’s your daddy?
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What Will You Do To Protect Us?

       Summer doesn’t end the responsibilities of good citizenship. Our late spring deluges remind us that water continues to run downhill, with enough power to carry away a tree or a car plus all our human detritus, from misapplied fertilizer to carelessly sipped straws.
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There’s so much good to do and see during Chesapeake summer

       Sports bettors have some odds worth their while in the race between the tortoise and the hare, for it may tip in unexpected ways. The race between either species and vehicular traffic is no contest. The car, truck or bus always wins.
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From a time of war to a time of peace

       To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. 
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All that and more this issue in Bay Weekly

       As the year turns, here we are in stepping-out season, when the young among us leave their nests. You can take that as a metaphor or as fact. 
       Generations of baby songbirds are already fledging, accounting for the increased volume of birdsong filling the air. Listen, and you’ll hear it.
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Take a pledge to break a bad plastics habit

      Taking the straw is a hard habit to break. I’m all for it morally and intellectually. Then opportunity arises, and the serious business of what to order to drink and eat pushes my resolve into the pale of forgetfulness. With the arrival of my drink — even water — plus straw, I remember — but by then it’s too late....