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Light falls; growth happens

Her luck was here then gone

Answer the call of this challenging surreal satire

You’re never too young to fall for the magic of theater

 

Nextival promises the next level in good times

Marvel offers a brief break from universe-destroying supervillains in this light flick
 

SPCA reprises its two-species Cruise on the Bay

Annapolis is one dog-friendly town, from water bowls and treats outside of Main Street stores to events made just for furry friends. On July 19, Annapolis further appreciates its dogs when the Anne Arundel Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals partners with Watermark Cruises for its sixth dog Cruise on the Bay. “A cruise,” says Watermark’s Katie Redmiles “because the dogs can get the breeze from the water and we don’t have to worry about problems with...

Marvel offers a brief break from universe-destroying supervillains in this light flick
 

Teaming up to help Captain America fight the Avengers, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd: Mute) broke federal law. He escapes prison on a plea bargain: two years of house arrest and no hanging with superheroes.     For a year and 51 weeks, Lang has kept his promise. At home, he helps fellow former felons launch the X-Con security company and sets up elaborate games to entertain his daughter.     His enforced tranquility is shocked by a memory that seems to belong not to him...

A 2018 high school grad explains how America vanquished its most numerous bird

Passenger pigeons were once the most numerous birds in North America, thought to number in the billions. They were beautiful creatures, larger and more colorful than their cousin, the mourning dove. Their tremendous and deafening nomadic flocks darkened the skies for hours, sending chickens to roost and panicking people and livestock. The adage safety in numbers could have been coined for passenger pigeons, for they were protected by the size of their flocks.     Yet the birds...

Take care of yourself and the fish

Temperatures flirting with triple digits mean difficult times on the Chesapeake, not only for anglers but also for the fish. The young and old are the most susceptible to heatstroke, but everyone needs to be aware of the danger, as it can be fatal. Heatstroke often gives no warning, ­quickly rendering you unconscious. So take special precautions if fishing or paddling solo. Staying hydrated, continually drinking water, is a must when the temperatures go above the 80s. It would be...

How Executive Chef Steve Hardison keeps it fresh for Pirates Cove

Change is good. Renovating menus keeps a restaurant fresh and innovative. The old adage, don’t mess with a good thing, isn’t always true.     Modifying the words may be simple, but setting those changes in motion can be daunting. Executive Chef Steve Hardison of Pirates Cove, in Galesville, knows this all too well.     A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, Hardison has more than 30 years in the restaurant industry, cooking...

Swimming in our Chesapeake — more than ever

There are many fish in the Bay. Most of them we never see — unless we’re catching as well as fishing.     Dolphins are the exception — in two ways. First, they’re mammals, not fish. Second, they break the surface of the water once or twice each minute for air because dolphins, like us humans, need to breathe.     The shiny mammals that surface, then splash back down are likely the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). They travel in...
Folks in a fishing village on the Arabian Peninsula definitely had more reason than we did to complain about last week’s heat. In the town of Quriyat in Oman, the mercury set a record, plunging to 108.7 degrees on the night of June 26, marking the hottest low temperature in recorded history. During the day, it was 121.6 degrees. Those recordings combined to give the town of 50,000 another record, the hottest 24-hour period ever. The United States still holds the record for the...

Promising Playwright’s work addresses the terror about being unemployed and losing one’s place in this world

It’s rare that a new playwright gets to workshop a play with a director, actors and an audience.     Andrea Fleck Clardy of Jamaica Plain, Mass., got that chance last summer when her play, Job Loss Figures, won The Colonial Players’ Promising Playwright contest. Now, Clardy gets to see her play on stage starting July 12.     She says she is “deeply grateful” for Colonial Players’ investment of time, talent, care and money. “It...

Your growing plants get hungry, too, as they start to produce
 

Tomatoes and peppers need your immediate attention if you hope to harvest a bumper crop.     By now your tomato, eggplant and pepper plants have clusters of fruit clinging at the lower branches with flowers initiating new younger fruit in the middle branches. Now is the time to provide them with additional nutrition and prevent blossom-end rot.     If you are an organic gardener, apply one cup of gypsum and a cup of blood meal in a ring about two feet in diameter...

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.     My newspaper each morning is The Capital. The holes — burned as if acid had dropped onto the paper — are the missing...