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Can glimpses of a dark future inspire change — in time?

Two men who were there reminisce

Commemorating the centennial of a short moment of great peace
18 men, 11 white and seven black, will be honored together

Tina Simmons has found the final resting place of 339 Anne Arundel WWI soldiers

Students keep stories of verterans alive and fresh

          Church dinners are a welcoming tradition extending beyond doctrine to bring a community together while raising money for special projects. Among Chesapeake Country churches serving local fare like crab cakes, oysters and ham, Friendship United Methodist Church is an innovator. This year’s feast, now 20-year-old tradition, features shrimp and roast beef.          “We needed to offer something different than...

Learn the basics of power boating or brush up on your skills with three new affordable on-water courses for everyone in the family during the U.S. Powerboat Show.

      Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, both three hours long, are offered at $149 and include show admission (ages 21+). A new 90-minute program for teens ages 13-19, Junior Captain, is priced at $99 and includes show admission for the enrolled teen and parent. Adult class size is limited to four students per vessel, while teen boats are limited to three. This ensures each student gets sufficient time at the helm under the watchful eye of a U.S. Coast Guard-certified...
      For the first two weeks of October, the U.S. Boat Shows are the hottest ticket in Annapolis. 
If the boat bug has bitten you, taken even a little nibble, you’ll walk the blocks of exhibits and miles of floating dock in awe at the wonders of marine technology. As for boats themselves, you’ll see hundreds, including lots of new design trends and models on display with sellers persuasively explaining the merits of their craft.        Buy a boat and you also buy a maritime lifestyle, which you can equip in exquisite, detail. Keep your eyes peeled for the...
Among boaters, the question that matters is how big were the waves
      The waves were 15 to 20 feet high near Cape Hatteras. The wind was gusting to 50 knots. Fortunately, our boat was snug in a Beaufort marina; we had dodged the storm by just a few hours …       My lifelong attraction to boats sparked 55 years ago at a summer camp on Canoe Lake in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park. I was 12, it was an all-boys camp and — perhaps coincidentally — the only way to catch a glimpse of a girl was to sail a...

Legacy of the Skipjack transforms courthouse wall 

       If Pablo Picasso, who said “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” knew what he was talking about, then the Circuit Court of Calvert County’s majestic new mural Legacy of the Skipjack must bring a tidal wave of inner refreshment to the confinement of courtroom arguments and judgments.        “We have domestic abuse and child abuse cases here,” said Administrative Judge Marjorie L. Clagett. “I...
        Beer came up so often last week in the Senate Supreme Court drama that television viewers should have been holding drinking contests.         (“I like beer. Still like beer,” nominee Brett Kavanaugh said, one of his 30 references in his testimony to beer.)         While embracing a cold one, Kavanaugh might like to ponder the fact that beer has been around even longer than the Western concept of jurisprudence...
Watercolor club has full calendar
       It’s been a busy season for the Annapolis Watercolor Club. The work of the club members have been on display across the county, with shows just wrapping up at Annapolis City Hall and Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park. Up next is a gallery setting near and dear to the members’ hearts.        For the 17th year, the Annapolis Watercolor Club exhibits a judged watercolor show at Historic Linthicum Walks for the...

But no festival in 2019

      You will have to turn elsewhere to get the blues next spring. Chesapeake Bay Events announced that its signature event, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will not grace the shores of Sandy Point State Park in 2019 — but will return in 2020.     “We needed to take a year off to evaluate the changing conditions in the outdoor concert world,” said festival mastermind and producer Don Hooker.   In recent years, Hooker reports a steady...

Main Street experiment ends early

      Annapolis’s controversial Main Street bike lane was dismantled at Mayor Gavin Buckley’s request on Monday October 1.       The experiment was set to last through October 19, exactly one month after its installation. But after significant pressure from Main Street business owners, Buckley decided to break down the bike lane to bring back the parking spaces before the Annapolis Boat Show crowd rolls in October 4.    ...

2018 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade: Call for skippers 

      There’s no Christmas tradition more Annapolis than the Eastport Lights Parade. The annual procession attracts thousands to City Dock despite December weather.      The twinkling lights reflect off the harbor in a dazzling display, ready to warm the hearts of cold onlookers. Every year, many in the crowd think the same question: How would I decorate my boat?      Some boaters from parades past showcased their Maryland pride and decorated...