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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
 

Us

This horror masterpiece forces us to look in the mirror 
     Left mute and wounded by a childhood trauma, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) struggled into adulthood. Now she is married, has two children and is thriving by American standards.      But husband Gabe (Winston Duke) is status-obsessed. Daughter Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) barely looks up from her phone. Son Jason (Evan Alex) is oddly given to masks and magic tricks.       Adelaide herself can’t shake the feeling that something awful...
Historic St. Mary’s City        Trace Maryland’s history to its roots at the Maryland Day celebration at our state’s first capital. Visit the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation to see heritage breed cows, pigs and chickens and the Woodland Indian Hamlet and learn about the people and culture that were here before the colony. Step on board the Maryland Dove to imagine the risk taken on the original journey in 1634; explore the reconstructed Town Center, the...

Our heritage, our legacy

      The Old Line State turns 385 years old this week. While the official date of the founding of the colony is March 25, sites in Anne Arundel County will celebrate the weekend of March 29 thru 31.      A wealth of historic locales, farms, parks, businesses and museums invite you in to explore for just $1 or free.        So hoist up that iconic flag and lace up your walking shoes because an entire weekend of events invites you to experience...

 

Time to salute spring, celebrate Maryland Day

     In Daylight Saving Time’s second week, my internal clock is catching up. In the morning, I can rise lazily with the sun just after 7 o’clock. But morning by morning I’ll be rising earlier as sunrise accelerates minute by minute. Those folks on the Eastern Shore whose job is releasing the sun are working faster every morning. We’ve gained 17 minutes of early light since setting our clocks ahead.      Later evenings make me think it...
Murdock Did It His Way Re: An Annapolitan’s ­Skeleton Revealed in New Book,  March 14, 2019 —  www.bayweekly.com/node/47694       I enjoyed the March 14 story about Billy Murdoch and his father Gilbert, the Annapolis-born rogue back in the 19th century. You call him a ne’er-do-well, and you may be right considering he was a bigamist and did time for bad checks. But he lived quite the life that today’s couch potato guys could admire, from...

Larry Taylor gives dead wood a second life

     There’s nothing like the sound of a chainsaw to catch Judy Taylor’s attention.      That’s because following it may lead her to an opportunity that could keep her husband Larry Taylor happily engaged for hours at a time. When he disappears into his woodturner’s equivalent of a man cave, magic happens.      A bear of a man at 76, he launched Taylor Turnings (www.taylorturnings.com) in 2008 to have an outlet for his hobby....

Dedicated as osprey parents are, their chicks need luck — and good weather — to survive

      I am waiting. Every spring, I wait for my two osprey to return to their nest along Maryland Route 4 near Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. I call them my osprey because I watch their progress on my commute home, and each year I note whether they are able to raise young. It is an interesting show with daily installments.      This year, I also wait to see if the pair will be more successful than in 2018, when they didn’t manage to raise any young.  ...

This time of year, they’re on the move

     In deciduous forest areas throughout the eastern U.S., an early spring rain gets eastern box turtles on the move as males start looking for females.      How do reptiles mate when they’re encased in hinged shells that can close completely and tightly? Mating works because in males the hinged bottom part of the shell, the plastron, is slightly concave.       After mating, the female can delay fertilization for years until the...

New effort to protect Chincoteague ponies

      Those wild ponies roaming Assateague Island have been around since the 17th century after surviving a shipwreck, as the story goes. They’ve withstood wars, hurricanes, drunk drivers and tourists trying to feed them potato chips.       But four centuries after their arrival, the Chincoteague ponies may be falling victim to another scourge: climate change.      A deadly fungus linked to the warming climate led to the deaths of seven ponies...

Your ideas wanted

      Speak up on what improvements our state roads need — sometimes desperately). Maryland Department of Transportation is seeking comment on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which includes state, regional and local plans.        What you’ll help decide is how to use federal funds over the next six-years in the state transportation budget. That means money for maintaining, operating and expanding highways, transit,...