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A Thanksgiving story for my grandfather

Not Only Bay Weekly — But Also Seasons Bounty

Not Only Bay Weekly — But Also Seasons Bounty

Prayers and a reflection for the feast 

This couple sets the bar high for local eateries

Climate stewards take aim at ­herbicides, tout healthy soils 

Boating: Its significance in numbers

      Annapolis knows boating like peanut butter knows jelly. Whether you boat for sport or recreation, our capitol is nautically superior. But just how significant is this seafaring activity?        Facts and figures are powerful in a data-driven world. Last month, the Bureau for Economic Analysis released a report on outdoor recreation from 2012-2016. Outdoor recreation made up $412 billion of the U.S. gross domestic product — that’s 2.2 percent...

This shallow-water minnow-scooper is about ready to fly south

      Early in the morning, along the Atlantic Coast, a long, thin bird with an unusual bill will fly inches above the water searching for small fish. Black skimmers have extremely thin bills with much longer lower mandibles. They fly with the long portion cutting up to two inches into the water. When the bill hits an object, one of two things happens. If it is light, like a small fish, then the object slides up the bill and is eaten. If the object is heavy, then the lower...
Local Business Guide Hit the Spot        I’ve been meaning to thank you for the Local Business Guide [July 19]. It was great and so useful. I really do appreciate it.        Also, in the same issue, you told your story about growing up in University City. I grew up in the 1950s in St. Louis, too, in Affton. I am so glad I grew up then and there. My neighborhood was a good one, too. You brought back fond memories. Thanks for that, too. –Susan...

Try tricks for lure handling

       My memory of that event is as painful as an abscessed tooth. Just this time of year, a bit later in the morning than is best for top-water, my last stop was unusual. It offered no real underwater structure other than a nearby inlet to a tidal pond. But I knew from experience that rockfish would sometimes cruise the length of the shoreline looking for shrimp and minnows pulled out of the pond by the falling tide.       My first cast was on the money, a...

A classic melodrama gets an update in Bradley Cooper’s impressive directorial debut

     Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper: Avengers: Infinity War) is drowning. Every night he guzzles whatever booze he can find, swallows a handful of pills and strums his way through a bleary set of the country songs that made him famous.        When he stumbles into a bar and hears Ally (Lady Gaga: American Horror Story) sing, he recognizes her talent and is charmed by her shy, befuddled personality.        Convinced that there’s...
Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel      Opening in the spring of 2019, Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel offers brand-new one- and two-bedroom and studio senior living apartments with special services for people needing care support, memory care and medication management.       On Friday, Oct. 4 (4-6pm) Get an early look at the Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel Welcome Center grand opening, with food, drinks, music and hard-hat tours of the community.       On Wednesday...
Mobility for when life slows you down 
       Aging, accidents and illness can make moving difficult. Perhaps you have slowed down to a point that going to the park, to the mall, or to see the grandkids play ball is now difficult and not as enjoyable.       Confinement need not be your fate. Technology has evolved some remarkable devices to aid in recovering some of the mobility and independence you may have been deprived of.       Even when severe problems require you to depend on...
Who do you rely on?
       It starts with the grass becoming the height of wheat … a fall … … failing eyesight … difficulty driving.          Non-medical concierge-care fills a niche need for a particular group of people at a special transitional time in their lives. A health-care concierge provides all the little assists that mean people can stay in their homes for much longer and far more comfortably and safely than they thought possible....

Sometimes, you can’t

      For reasons of age, health, dementia or discharge from a hospital or rehab center, people may need some extra help to live safely and independently in their own homes.       That’s when a non-medical home care agency becomes an invaluable partner. We essentially become a surrogate family member, helping with a range of daily-living activities. That often means personal care, including bathing, incontinence care, medication reminders, safety supervision...

Sometimes, you can’t

      For reasons of age, health, dementia or discharge from a hospital or rehab center, people may need some extra help to live safely and independently in their own homes.       That’s when a non-medical home care agency becomes an invaluable partner. We essentially become a surrogate family member, helping with a range of daily-living activities. That often means personal care, including bathing, incontinence care, medication reminders, safety supervision...