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19th-century ne’er-do-well fathered Australian cricket legend

These flying cigars eat their weight in pesky bugs each day

This is the time to see their courtship dance

Giant Atlantic sturgeon spotting hopeful signs

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College now runs community matching service

        For 18 years, the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center connected would-be volunteers with local causes and helped nonprofits fill a myriad of needs.          Now it is closing its doors.          Due to a lack of sustainable funding, the Volunteer Center could no longer operate as a standalone nonprofit.          Not that the job is finished. Far...

Find a home for local history treasures

      Are you seeking a place to show off museum-worthy relics? If you have historic documents, photos or memorabilia connected to St. Clement’s Island or the Colton’s Point area, your treasure may have found its future.          The island museum seeks pieces to create a new exhibit. On its Community Day February 8, (10am-4pm) museum staff will scan photos and documents, or photograph objects and people for potential new...

A Dutch Solution?

       With climate change at the door like the big bad wolf, who are you gonna call? Down in Hampton, Va., they may have figured it out: Hello, the Dutch.          Who better to help coastal communities cope than the Netherlands, a land that was covered by swamps 2,000 years ago? Fine minds and industriousness have enabled this densely populated nation to flourish as a result of dikes, dams, floodgates and pumping stations. Oh, and...

Courtship is in the air for bald eagles

      Winter is the time that American bald eagles in Maryland start courting and making nests to raise a new family. The courtship period can be very dramatic. I have witnessed the drama only twice.      Several years ago in late December, while driving back to Annapolis from Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge, I could hear two eagles screaming at each other. When I finally located them, they were a couple hundred feet in the air and flying at one another. As they...
Peter Jackson uses technology to breathe life into 100-year-old history
      In 1914, the men of the United Kingdom were called to war. They signed up by the thousands, men and boys as young as 14 joining the British armed forces with hopes of distinguishing themselves.       They thought it would be an adventure: their chance to become like the heroes they read about in books.      The reality, however, was different.      Trench warfare unlike any the world had ever seen was a filthy, dangerous...

The count has started: Get ready …

     You may not be able to wet a line in February, but you can immerse yourself in Maryland fishing shows.      Flyfishers won’t want to miss the 19th annual Lefty Kreh Tie Fest, put on by longtime conservation and fishing enthusiast Tony Friedrich. He has been gathering the who’s who among East Coast fly-fishing and fly-tying to share their knowledge, skills and love of the long-rod sport.       The streamers, bugs and poppers used for...

For Valentine’s Day, make a tussie-mussie filled with floral meaning

     Roses are red, dilly dilly, lavender is blue, dilly dilly, but a tussie-mussie made just for you is very special.       Tight little circular nosegays were extremely popular in Victorian days. They were made in the language of flowers with each sprig having a specific meaning such as love, good luck or condolence.       Their history is longer still. During times of plague, tussie-mussies filled with herbs were carried to, it was thought,...
This issue invites you to come on in
     Restaurant peeping is one of the pleasures you give up to live in much of Chesapeake Country. We who live in the country or suburbia just don’t get it. Shopping strips and centers can’t touch it. Only Annapolis, Solomons and the Twin Beaches offer the density of destinations that encourages you to stroll through town, seeing what’s on offer before you make your choice. When you find an inviting façade you can come closer, peer discreetly in the windows and...
Welcome Maria Price and Gardening for Health      I’ve been missing the advice of the late Dr. Gouin, and was so happy to see Maria Price in your pages to keep up our garden spirits. Already have ordered her recommended viburnum, and tried the timely ginger tea recipe. Looking forward to continued wanderings in company of Ms. Price        Many thanks. –Barclay Walsh, Shady Side   How Bay Weekly Gets to You       I get your paper...
      Welcome to Bay Weekly’s ­annual Dining Guide, a tour of good eats and good eating. In this ­special issue, you’ll visit the many restaurants, delis, groceries and seafood markets whose advertising in our pages brings you Bay Weekly 52 weeks of each year. Most are locally owned, and all are in our neighborhoods.
      Each is unique in its offerings — from fin- and shellfish fresh from the Bay to fine beef to satisfying preparations and presentations whether homestyle or exotic to regionally famous wines and beers to inventive cocktails.
     Read, explore, enjoy — and as you taste your way to new knowledge, please say I read about you in Bay Weekly.
 
 
Angelina’s Italian Kitchen What’s your story?          Angelina’s Italian Kitchen, located on Route 214 in Edgewater, is a small, quaint carryout with four tables should you choose to eat in. Named after the owner’s great-grandmother, Angelina Canestra, who found so much joy in cooking for family and friends, the restaurant prides itself in serving all homemade Italian food daily.      ...