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Fort Smallwood Gets First Outdoor Lighthouse Display 

Abundant vegetables approve of our gardening strategy

 

This delightful horror movie worries a family with a hurricane — and worse 

 

Why risk a big fish when you can respool a reel for just a couple bucks?

 

Woman of many faces hops from one century to the next, bringing to life amazing women of history
 

DaJuan Gay refused to give up

After a two-year battle to win a seat, DaJuan Gay, 22, was sworn in on Monday, July 8, 2019.     DaJuan is the youngest city council member in Annapolis history upon winning the special election for Ward 6 with a write-in campaign, for whom any Ward 6 resident regardless of political party could vote.     Gay first ran for the council seat 2017, at the age of 19, losing to ­Shaneka Henson.     This spring, Henson gave up her seat on the city...

Mallows Bay awarded distinction

It’s almost official. Maryland’s Mallows Bay will be the first new national marine sanctuary in almost 20 years. On July 8, the designation was announced by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the state of Maryland and Charles County. As what’s working behind the scenes here is bureaucracy at its best, the sanctuary designation will not be effective until after 45 more days of continuous session of Congress.     Meanwhile, Gov. Larry...

Accident damages Angelina’s

Angelina’s Italian Kitchen in Edgewater isn’t a drive-thru restaurant. But one unlucky motorist almost turned it into one earlier this month.     Saturday evening, July 6, a motorist visiting the neighboring nail salon put his car into drive instead of reverse and drove into the restaurant’s front window, says owner MaryJo DeMilo.     “I was making pizza in the back and just heard this explosion. I didn’t know what had happened until...

In the York River, Revolutionary War ship found – fully armed

In Virginia, researchers on the York River last week reported a rare find: a British ship from the late 18th  century complete with cannons — “a historic diver’s dream,” a team member tells the Virginian Pilot.     The ship, discovered by sensors in 23 feet of water, is believed to be the remains of the Shipwright, a British troop transport vessel. More than three dozen British ships were sunk here in 1781. Some were found decades ago, enabling the...

New signs help you navigate Annapolis

Finding your way along the busy streets of Annapolis is not a job for novices. Nor is locating a place to park. Even landmarks, museums and cultural districts can be elusive.     So since 2013, the City of Annapolis has had a wayfinding signage program. But not so many signs.     Gateway signage and a few signs to help drivers, bikers and pedestrians find major destinations, and city-owned parking garages were funded and installed in downtown in 2017 with grants...

Add your name to library walkway

You can help lead the way for those who seek knowledge and inspiration — literally. A $100 donation to the Anne Arundel County Library Foundation gets the name, date or quote of your choice on a brick to be placed in the walkway of the new Annapolis Library.     Celebrate your family, remember a loved one, share your favorite book or mark a special date on a brick — up to 20 letters — that will stand the test of time.      The engraved...

Introducing Mary Ann Jung; Remembering Valerie Lester

In this week’s packed paper, you’ll read about Mary Ann Jung, a woman of many faces. I won’t say introduce, because you’ve likely already met her. Actress Jung impersonates her history-making women far and wide. You might have seen her — and them — live in festivals, schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, conferences as well as in in-between stops at, say, the grocery or mall. Next week, she introduces a new character, Irish Pirate Queen Captain Grace O...

Live-lining Norfolk spot sacrifices a fish to catch a bigger fish

The Chesapeake tide was ebbing to almost placid. Rockfish prefer their dinner be swept to them by moving water. But in this case the stalling currents allowed them more freedom to gather around the structures where we were fishing. Our bait was their favorite snack this time of year, Norfolk spot.     Tom Schneider and I were drifting on just the slightest of current, aided by a mild southern breeze just off of one of the Bay Bridge’s more complex, eight-legged supports....

The many buckeye trees are ­pleasing to the eye, too

The most magnificent horse chestnut is Aesculus parviflora: the bottlebrush buckeye. This native shrub attracts pollinators extraordinarily. I planted it several years ago along a sunny fence; it now takes up an area about 20 feet long by 10 feet wide.     It blooms June to July with beautiful candelabra-like white flower spikes that are abuzz with all kinds of native bees and beneficial flies. The peachy-pink pollen exudes a delicate fragrance into the air.     ...

A brilliant topic

A peacock’s tail is actually brown. But it possesses structural surface properties that create a bright rainbow of hues. The colorful display is due to iridescence.     The simplest example of iridescence is the colorful shine of a drop of oil floating on water. When the oil film is thin enough, light gets bent as it hits the oil-water interface in a process called refraction. That light may be only one wavelength, one color, as determined by the thickness of the oil. The...