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These flying cigars eat their weight in pesky bugs each day

This is the time to see their courtship dance

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Everything isn’t awesome in this lackluster sequel
      LEGO master builder Emmet (voiced by Christ Pratt) expects a prompt return to awesome after saving his world from evil President Business. Instead, a new and possibly more dangerous threat emerges as a new species invades the LEGO world.       DUPLO blocks (the big LEGOS meant for toddlers) arrive in spaceships. Emmet tries to make friends with the invaders, but the babyish blocks throw tantrums that level city blocks. No matter how quickly Emmet and his...

Tinder lights the fire

      Love is tricky. The adage goes, you never know where you’ll find it. Maybe it’s out on a dock by the Bay or under the awnings of a local coffee shop. For me, love was where I’d least expected to find it: Tinder.       Tinder was never supposed to be a place to find love. The app is notorious in the dating-sphere, strewn with men (and women) “just looking for a good time.” When I signed on two years ago, I convinced myself that I...

Army combat veteran uses humor to talk about a difficult subject and to generate awareness of how vets don’t want to be treated differently

     It’s a packed house and the crowd is warmed up as the emcee introduces the next comic at D.C.’s celebrated Comedy Improv.      “Please put your hands together for Adam Keys, ladies and gentlemen!” Cheers and applause.      As Keys climbs the stairs below stage left, the audience registers something different about him. Is it his rocking gait? His height? His outfit, maybe?      Keys doesn’t seem to...

Love, inspiration and a bit of praise for men in high places

      Those SweetHeart candies you won’t find on the shelves this year (unless they’re left over from 2018, though who would know) offered us a range of flavors and messages. Bay Weekly is stepping up to fill their void this week with a collection of stories that range from love to beyond.        Love, of course, for Valentine’s Day does a better job than Groundhog Day in breaking up the slog of winter. As to why we celebrate it at this...
Help Local Pharmacies Survive         The survival of small independent pharmacies is very important to their communities. The small independent pharmacy provides free counseling to their customers, participates in local community activities and affairs, helping their local fire department, schools and other organizations.        Now many local pharmacies will be forced to close their doors due to unfair reimbursement from medical insurance that favors...

Love is in the water

       It’s not just people who engage in an elaborate courtship with gifts of roses and chocolates, explains scientist Dr. J. Sook Chung. Maryland’s blue crabs also have their tricks in choosing a mate.       “They do a beautiful dance to attract a mate,” says Chung, an expert on crab reproduction at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.        A female crab mates...

Discovering the place and the truth behind the legend

      From 19th century art to 20th century children’s books to the Disney animated movie to the sultry song Fever, the forbidden love story of Pocahantas and John Smith is embedded in American romantic legend.        The narrative changes depending on who is telling it: Europeans or Native Americans. For the real story is very different from the myth.        For starters, the leading lady in the drama was named Matoaka and also was...

2019 love stories get no help from SweetHearts

       Valentine’s Day is estimated to generate more than $1.8 billion in candy sales. Most popular of those candies are conversation hearts, the little hearts with cute sayings on them: Be Mine, Marry Me. Even heart-shaped boxes of chocolates were overtaken by the little sugar hearts.          Now SweetHearts, the most popular brand of the most popular Valentine’s candy, are no longer being made.     ...

Join in a multi-media celebration starting with a book of poetry about a boxer

      “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  –Dr. Seuss             Imagine a book club with 500,000 members.          That’s The Big Read, a nationwide book connection program aiming to expose people to new kinds of books, challenge our ideas and bring the community together in shared passion for...

High school junior wins Anne Arundel County’s William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award

       Mackenzie Boughey stands out in a crowd.           That’s how I first saw her: Leading her peers and thousands of demonstrators at the Annapolis March For Our Lives rally as I reported my first story for Bay Weekly in 2018.          This is why I want to be a reporter, I thought, to see influencers like Boughey fire up their community and make real changes.    ...