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The editor’s hale and farewell

He’ll always remind me of when …

a Bay Weekly Conversation with Poets Laureate Grace Cavalieri and Temple Cone

See the results at CalvART Gallery and Wimsey Cove

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A visit will convince you spring is really here

Statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to stand in Maryland State House

      The intersection of public art and politics is a hard one to negotiate. Lots of traffic — history, symbolism, myth, ideals, politics and budgets — is moving in different directions.       Consider the now well-known Washington, D.C., memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was authorized by Congress in 1996. The design competition held by the King Memorial Foundation attracted 906 entries. By the time the field was narrowed to 23 finalists, four...
Annapolis Rotary Club Scholarships For: Up to four graduating seniors in Annapolis area high schools and homeschoolers (zip codes: 21401, 21403, 21409, 21144) planning to attend a college or university and with a demonstrated commitment to community service; awards of $1,000 each. Deadline: Apply by April 1; www.annapolisrotary.org/scholarships.   Anne Arundel Watermen’s Scholarship For: Two graduating seniors from Anne Arundel County schools pursuing a career in marine sciences or...

End of an Antarctic Quest

       It’s been more than 100 years since Ernest Shackleton’s ice-crushed ship Endurance sank in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea, sending survivors on a famous trek for survival across ice floes and near-frozen seas.        It was the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, and Shackleton was known as a hero for miraculously protecting his 27-member crew from death in a small vessel dodging fast-moving chunks of ice. He gave his mittens to the...

Calvert Library writes local history

       In Calvert County, the public library has gone beyond collecting books to creating them. For Women’s History Month last March, the library sponsored Inspiring Black Women of Calvert County. This year men take the stage as subjects of a new local history book, Inspiring African American Men of Calvert County.       “When we joined the Big Conversation on Dismantling Racism last year,” says Robyn Truslow, library spokeswoman and...

Parole’s club opens grant application gates

      Need a grant?       Now’s the time.       The Rotary Club of Parole has opened the floodgates for non-profit, youth-focused grant hopefuls.         Through member donations and club fundraising, the 34-year-old Parole club gives away $25,000 to $30,000 annually.        One of the club’s largest fundraisers is the annual Naptown BarBAYq, a food festival and family fun day with live music...

Know before you go

      Wondering where that snowplow is as wintery precipitation falls? You can find out on Anne Arundel County’s new tracking system.       A new Automated Vehicle Location system automatically determines and transmits the location of the county’s 74 plows and 250-plus contracted plow trucks. Department of Public Works reviews the data to monitor road conditions and the effectiveness of plowing strategies.        You take the next...

Community service group asks your help

      The Deale Elks Lodge has been a cornerstone in Southern Anne Arundel County for 44 years. Known for its support, generosity and general do-goodery, the fraternal organization makes regular donations to Shady Side Elementary, Deale Elementary and the South County Youth Association. It hosts fundraising events for members and organizations throughout the community, provides a meeting place for Boy Scouts and other citizens’ groups and joins with other organizations and...

Round-robin painting makes its way Down Under and back

      A Facebook memory inspired artist Jane Connor to send an unfinished canvas on a journey around the world.       The social media site reminded Connor, owner of Wine & Design in North Beach, of an earlier failed attempt at a collaborative painting.        “I was living in Texas at the time, and my friend in Ohio mailed me a painting she wanted me to add to, then send back to her. It sounded like a lot of fun, so we did it. Then it...
Local children’s writer Simons Acquah publishes stories that reflect positivity
      Forget the tortoise and the hare. There’s a new turtle in town. Simons Acquah, a writer originally from West Africa, is introducing a new turtle.        Fourteen years ago, the Ghanaian storyteller went to Jefferson City, Missouri, on an academic scholarship to Lincoln University. After graduation, he and his family settled in our neck of the woods.        “My wife Kate and I both grew up on the water,” Acquah told...

Yellow perch are staging in our rivers

      The first signs of an active yellow perch run showed last Saturday, February 16. Returning from an action-filled rabbit hunt in Dorchester County with Charles Rodney and his six hounds, we crossed over the many small bridges that span the crisscrossing branches of the Blackwater River.       Alongside almost every span were figures, bundled against the cold and clasping slender spin rods, poised for yellow perch. Bright bobbers with shad darts and small bull...