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A little cause for hope and a lot of good eating

Twin Beach Players’ talented ensemble delivers a Vaudevillian ­circus of musical theater

Water now or expect poor fall color — and a killing winter

When the rockfish wanted to wrangle, I was more than ready

A number-cruncher proves he can do more than balance the mob’s books

Ask around when looking for service

An old-school hero flick, but not for nervous fliers

You know the story: Catastrophic engine failure gives Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger only 208 seconds to recover U.S. Airways flight 1549 — and save or end the lives of 155 people.     The question is how director Clint Eastwood (American Sniper) and Tom Hanks (A Hologram for the King) will tell the story.     They don’t start at the beginning. You have to wait to see his daring water landing on the Hudson River, in the midst of densely...

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Tell that to the people you meet this week

Everybody’s got a story.         Many of those stories are never told.     Children grow up with no idea of their mothers’ and fathers’ hopes and dreams, struggles and frustrations, hard roads and high times, determination and doubt. This very week, two friends have told me, with regret: “I never knew …”     It’s not only husbands and wives whose partners work at NSA who couldn’t tell...

Phenomenal performances sell a story stretched thin

Homecoming after the Great War is wrenching for Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender: X-Men: Apocalypse). Seeking solitude, he signs on as keeper of the lighthouse on uninhabited Janus Island.     On a tri-monthly visit to the mainland, he catches the eye of Isabel (Alicia Vikander: Jason Bourne). Their epistolary romance soon blossoms into marriage. On Janus, they are incandescently happy until Isabel becomes pregnant. Two miscarriages and two little wooden crosses leave her on...

Re: This Library’s Always Open: Take a book, leave a book; August 25, 2016;

We appreciate the coverage of the First Little Free Library in North Beach, our Little Yellow Barn! Our Little Library has had quite a few customers, especially children!     I got a chuckle that my daughter Tiffany was credited in the photo as being me. Told her she looks more like me every day! –Gary Stevens, North Beach

Re: The Secret Treasure: How some of the world’s most famous art found safe refuge in early-America’s Annapolis; August 18, 2016;

I read about the Calvert Mansion at Riversdale in last week’s Bay Weekly and their exhibition of copies of old masters formerly in the possession of the Stier Family at Riversdale. I hadn’t been to Riversdale in ages, so I went and was very much gratified to see the great restorations — and the old masters. Received a comprehensive tour too. Well worth the $5. Recommended! –Frank Allen, via email

Re: Like Moths to a Flame: Turn on a light to observe National Moth Week; July 28, 2016;

I loved the article Like Moths to a Flame in the July 28 Bay Weekly.     About one week later my daughter, Maggi, had a large luna moth fly onto her pant leg on our front porch late one evening. Then, it landed on the side of the porch. Two days later, a wild-looking Pandora sphinx was spotted by Maggi in the same location. She got these great pictures that I hope you will enjoy as much as we did.     The folks down in Southern Maryland continue to enjoy a...

Bay Weekly’s Labor Day parade of working people

Summer is swell. During its short stay, we imagine a vista of fun, sun and long vacations. The reality is a little different, with heat, humidity and the necessity of working for a living.     About half of us Americans are in the work force, according to the bureau of Labor Statistics. Come Labor Day, we’re back to the work that gives so many of us a life as well as a living.     Summer 2016 gave us the Olympics as a going-away present. Aflame with...

How a monthly get-together grew into an arts festival drawing thousands

I love a good mystery, and I was staring at one on West Street in Annapolis on the first Sunday of August as I enjoyed the First Sunday Arts Festival. Not my first time, but the first in at least a year — and something was different. What was it? Larger, more interesting, more vibrant, more alive? Had the Festival changed, or had I?     It’s not your imagination,” Erik Evans, festival director and executive Director of the Annapolis Arts District, told me....

Holiday dates back more than 130 years

The first Monday in September marks Labor Day.     “Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor. “It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.”     Credit for the day of celebration is divided between Matthew Maguire, a...