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Where All Those Gulls are Going
Help Local Pharmacies Survive         The survival of small independent pharmacies is very important to their communities. The small independent pharmacy provides free counseling to their customers, participates in local community activities and affairs, helping their local fire department, schools and other organizations.
Welcome Maria Price and Gardening for Health      I’ve been missing the advice of the late Dr. Gouin, and was so happy to see Maria Price in your pages to keep up our garden spirits. Already have ordered her recommended viburnum, and tried the timely ginger tea recipe. Looking forward to continued wanderings in company of Ms. Price        Many thanks.
Make That And an & Re:       I greatly enjoyed your Jan. 17 article Science on the Bay: Allison Colden Tweaked Oyster Reef Balls to Help Break up Dead Zones, featuring VIMS alumna Allison Colden, and am wondering if you might be able to correct the name of Allison’s alma mater from William and Mary College to William & Mary. Doing so would keep my colleagues on our main campus happy!

21 New Captains; Will You Be Next?

      Twenty one students graduated in December from Charter Captain Courses. They earned their certificates in the 12-week course taught by Captains Ken Daniel and Bill Tyndall of Cambridge. Graduation was held on the Dorothy Megan paddle wheeler at Suicide Bridge Restaurant.
New Quilt of Valor Warms ­Centenarian Kermit Dyke        Faith and Freedom in Calvert County has awarded its first quilt to World War II veteran Kermit Dyke, 104 years young, on December 22 at the Asbury Retirement Center in Solomons. Mr. Dyke started his career in 1932 as a sergeant in the California National Guard and retired in 1962 as a full colonel from the U.S. Air Force. LCPL Charles Hendrix, USMC, and PFC Esther Tippet, U.S. Army, wrapped the quilt around Mr. Dyke.
PG Shelter Volunteer Training Packed       Kudos to the animal-loving Bay Weekly readers who showed up at the Prince George’s County animal shelter in Upper Marlboro three days before Christmas. I was nervous heading to the shelter this morning, but my hopes were high. Bay Weekly and its readers made me proud :-)      Thanks for running my letter Dec. 13.  Everybody working together is going to really make a difference. 
More Animal Lovers Needed
Another Living Veteran of the Battle of the Bulge Remembering the Battle of the Bulge: Two men who were there reminisce: Nov. 8, 2018,        I found Bill Sells’ Nov. 8 story on the Battle of the Bulge very interesting.
Building skills to open new worlds
       There is much to be thankful for on my second Thanksgiving in Armenia.     Emilia is studying at Cambridge University, sent on her way with support from Chesapeake Country. One of Armenia’s brightest and best, she is one of only 12 students from all over the world offered the chance to study veterinary medicine at the world’s oldest university this year.