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Time to fill your freezer

A dilapidated hotel holds more than dusty sheets in this hilarious thriller

Compass Rose Theater creates a small, intimate miracle

      For the first two weeks of October, the U.S. Boat Shows are the hottest ticket in Annapolis. 

Bay Reflections

I was walking with friends along the a suburban Wheaton street when someone said, “What’s that?”     We looked down to the roadway where she pointed. At first it looked like snapdragon blossom – mottled pink with a red blush. No, its movement was not at all flower-like. I looked closer — a baby bird. Tendelry, I picked it up and held it in the palm of my hand. No larger than two joints of my small finger, it had no weight. We looked at it in wonder...
Decorate Affordably; Consign Profitably        Accent décor can be a great way to move into a new season. The affordable way to add to your collection is to check out your local consignment store. Shop often and shop early to snag the best selection.        Are you trying to stick to a decorating budget? Are you looking to get rid of unwanted items that you no longer use?        If you’ve answered yes to either question, come to...

No such luck on the home front

      I hoped to sail through this fall effortlessly, as if winter would never come to chill my idleness. Perhaps you, too?       My spring had been so responsible. Winter weeds and waste had been conquered, leaving a fresh canvas for perennial bloom and new planting. Finally, my house wore a new coat of paint that I continue to stand back and admire. Real estate broker Carol Cook’s perennial advice finally caught up with me. As well as a new exterior paint...
Where to Find Enough Said       Hello. I am writing to Bay Weekly to see if you may know where I would be able to purchase several copies of Dr. Francis Gouin’s book Enough Said! A Guide to Gardening through the Seasons.  I have been unable to find it on Amazon or other web locations. I know Dr. Gouin was a past author for your weekly newspaper. Thank you in advance for your time and any help you can provide. –Julie Fredriksson, Arnold, MD      ...

Time to fill your freezer

      Long before the Colorado Rockies baseball team trademarked the term Rocktober, Chesapeake anglers used the clever moniker to describe the fall rockfish feeding frenzy on the Bay. Rocktober is prime time to put some fish in the freezer for the long winter ahead.      Freezer fishing differs from fishing as a sporting encounter. Leaders tend to be a little heavier, rods and hooks stouter, boat crews more numerous (for a larger legal limit) and releases reserved...

A dilapidated hotel holds more than dusty sheets in this hilarious thriller

      The El Royale on the California/Nevada border was once a hangout for gamblers and glitterati. But the hotel has fallen far, having lost its gambling and half its liquor license plus its appeal.       The bellboy wanders empty halls, watching the building decay.       Until one rainy evening four customers appear, each with a secret, all fighting for their lives in a building whose secrets make surviving the night more dangerous.    ...

Compass Rose Theater creates a small, intimate miracle

       Darkly comic and spookily erotic, Venus in Fur, David Ives’s play within a play, is Compass Rose Theater’s offering this October.          A storm rages outside as writer/director Thomas Novachek  (Joe Mucciolo) complains on the phone about his day to his fiancée. He has seen 35 actresses, and not one is capable of playing Vanda. “They bring props,” he rants, “whole sacks of costumes. Whatever...
          Church dinners are a welcoming tradition extending beyond doctrine to bring a community together while raising money for special projects. Among Chesapeake Country churches serving local fare like crab cakes, oysters and ham, Friendship United Methodist Church is an innovator. This year’s feast, now 20-year-old tradition, features shrimp and roast beef.          “We needed to offer something different than...

Learn the basics of power boating or brush up on your skills with three new affordable on-water courses for everyone in the family during the U.S. Powerboat Show.

      Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, both three hours long, are offered at $149 and include show admission (ages 21+). A new 90-minute program for teens ages 13-19, Junior Captain, is priced at $99 and includes show admission for the enrolled teen and parent. Adult class size is limited to four students per vessel, while teen boats are limited to three. This ensures each student gets sufficient time at the helm under the watchful eye of a U.S. Coast Guard-certified...
      For the first two weeks of October, the U.S. Boat Shows are the hottest ticket in Annapolis. 
If the boat bug has bitten you, taken even a little nibble, you’ll walk the blocks of exhibits and miles of floating dock in awe at the wonders of marine technology. As for boats themselves, you’ll see hundreds, including lots of new design trends and models on display with sellers persuasively explaining the merits of their craft.        Buy a boat and you also buy a maritime lifestyle, which you can equip in exquisite, detail. Keep your eyes peeled for the...