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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
 

Leash up your pet for annual SPCA Walk for the Animals

      Spring has finally broken through with warmer days urging us all to get outside. Know who else would like to get out more? Your dog.          So grab the leashes and head to Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis Sunday May 5 for the annual Walk for the Animals.          Last year, more than 2,200 guests showed their support for the Anne Arundel County SPCA at the walk.      ...

Find more fun on updated water trail maps

      Finding a place to put your boat in the water is a little easier this spring, thanks to the passionate paddlers who have mapped it out for you.          Friends of Anne Arundel County Water Trails — the citizen-precursor of the current Anne Arundel Water Access Commission — created water trail maps several years ago to highlight the places recreational paddlers can get on and off the Bay and its rivers. You can find more...

Ocean City presses search for lifeguards

       If you’re not a super swimmer, don’t bother. But Ocean City is ready to train you and pay you if you’re fish-like and fit, not tied down this summer and up for a responsible job.          On April 22, the Ocean City Beach Patrol used Twitter to advertise lifeguard openings along with a photo of empty lifeguard chairs.          “Do you know someone that can fill one...

Swamp and common are the ­toughest to tell apart

     It is encouraging to see everybody talking about native plants these days. But native plants are nothing new. They were here before colonization and have evolved in our environment over time.       You can increase the biodiversity in your garden by planting native plants, which in turn helps to improve our declining ecosystems. Biodiversity provides us with clean water and air, makes for natural checks and balances in the insect world, reduces the need...

Recreational anglers share the blame

      Now that most federal, state and associated conservation organizations are agreeing that the striped bass population is again in crisis, the finger pointing has started. Some are laying the blame on the recreational fisheries, some on commercial entities and others on over-harvest of the forage species on which rockfish rely. All play a role.       Recreational catch-and-release in particular is getting a new hard look, and deservedly so.      ...
Great performances save a terrible script and make comic fun
      Humiliated in a school assembly, Jordan (Marsai Martin) vows to be a bully. She stays true to her word; the adult Jordan (Regina Hall) revels at humiliating everyone who crosses her path.        Bearing the brunt is Jordan’s assistant April (Issa Rae). Eager to earn a promotion, April tolerates Jordan’s abuse.       But Jordan’s behavior boomerangs back on her when yelling at a child sends her back to her 14-year-old...
We start our 27th year with a boom edition
      To history’s long and illuminating parade of catalogs, Bay Weekly adds an entry, this hefty Anniversary Special Advertisers’ ­Catalog*. The anniversary is the start of our 27th year, ­celebrated with this record 72-page edition — and our continuing awe that we could do it, did do it and continue to do it.        Back when partner Bill Lambrecht was saying if we build it, they will come, issues this size danced in our brains....
Happy Birthday!       We have enjoyed your newspaper for the past 26 years of local news, advertising, human interest stories and out-door activities. I get a chuckle out of News of the Weird.      The layout and printing of Bay Weekly are superbly done. –Henry and Bobbie Lauderdale, Riva   Thinking Again about Medical Cannabis Re: The Taming of Demon Weed: How medical marijuana got to be a legal Bay Weekly story: April 4, 2019: www.bayweekly.com/node/...

These sailors don’t need a boat, or a partner, to get out on the water

     Lora Dania was divorced and sailing mostly with couples when she checked out a group called Singles on Sailboats. “I wasn’t looking for a dating club,” she says. “I just wanted to get out on the water.”       That’s just what a handful of sailors intended 41 years ago when they began a network of single people who could learn and sail together on Chesapeake Bay. Many became lifelong friends, and new friendships continue...

This is the place sailors meet their dreamboats

      The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 26 to 28 at City Dock, features more than 70 boats in the water and on land. Most are ready to go for your sailing adventures this season. You can buy on the spot and probably get a good deal. Or you can shop, compare, dream and learn about charter and boat-sharing options.      You’ll see an impressive array of boats, ranging from small daysailers to catamarans and monohulls ready for crossing oceans. This year...