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Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits Show your guests a good time       If you’re thinking about providing your own beverages at your wedding-related event, visit Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits in Annapolis.      Bay Ridge provides complimentary consulting to ensure you’re not only serving the perfect beverages, but that you have plenty of them.

How to wed happily

 

     For the many couples committing to marriage this year, I offer some tips that I have learned in the past 10 years of officiating at weddings. These are not the words of advice from popular bridal magazines, but rather practical suggestions that will make your day go a bit smoother. Let’s begin with …

We asked, and you delivered, with great nuptial photos and wedding day memories.

 

    Nick and Kellie Brown  Married September 9, 2017, at Holy Family Church, Davidsonville TThey began their new life in a lovely home in Edgewater with their beautiful border collie Noah. They continued building their story with a new little baby girl, Lucie.

Carmen says hello!

 

      Bay Weekly was among the animal lovers Sunday at the annual Anne Arundel SPCA of Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park. We said hello and snapped photos of canines and their humans to include in this year’s Pet Tales edition, hitting the streets August 1. 

They’ll create school monarch gardens 

    Deep in the woods of Millersville, 10 volunteers surrounded a sprawling, lush-green monarch garden. Insect life teemed among towering milkweed plants. A black swallowtail butterfly fluttered down, landing atop a green milkweed to spread its wings.     The disparate 10 had gathered to learn how to grow monarch gardens at local elementary schools.
Carl Harris Jr. and Elle Harris When I gave birth to Elle three years ago, the first thing I said when the doctor gave her to me was “OMG! She looks just like him.” These two are inseparable. They are twins who share priceless, unconditional love for each other. –Leslie Parker                

I forget what life was like pre-Liliana, even though I had 35 years of it 

 

      I took my daughter strawberry picking. This season the strawberries were as luscious as they were plump. Their tart sweetness is not to be underrated; they are that good. Boy, did Liliana agree.

47-inch visibility is half-century record

 

     “It was a wonderful day,” said 95-year-old Bernie Fowler of the most challenging Wade-In of his 32 years testing the water clarity of the Patuxent River. A nor’easter had set in with light rain, fog, 90 percent humidity and wind up to 20mph.

37 years ago Brian Earley braved the waters of Chesapeake Bay to ­commemorate his late father, ­starting a tradition that lives to this day

 

     Thinking only of a promise he made to his late father, Joseph, a determined Brian Earley stripped his black Towson University jacket from his shoulders and barreled through the rain and wind to the beachy shore. 

Film captures the last generation of Maryland’s African American Farmers

 

      In Calvert County, the last of the African American farmers in Maryland toil night and day, tending to their livestock and remaining acres of crops.       At its peak, the population of African American farmers was at 1 million, whom in total owned 16 million acres. Today, there are 18,000 black farmers left in America, who own not even one percent of the farmland in the U.S.