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Three-year plan places 50 bikes at nine different spots around town 

Instruments play a new tune at orchestra fundraiser

Growing corn is a-mazing

Annapolis tries adding bicycles to its traffic flows and woes

Beer and wine come to Quiet Waters

These kids invite you to both laugh and listen

Theater nourishes many aspects of creativity. Actors, directors, musicians, choreographers, costumers, make-up artists, set designers, tech operators and playwrights all make up every show.           At Twin Beach Players’ Annual Kid’s Playwriting Festival, kids get experience in most of those aspects of theater, starting with telling their own stories. Earning that privilege in competition this year are elementary schooler Maria Hartley...

She’s ringing the dinner bell

If ever you’re going to eat local, now’s the time.             The miracle of the resurrection of vegetable from seed is on full display. Apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, herbs, okra, onions, peaches, peppers, raspberries, squash, tomatoes, watermelon and zucchini are popping from stalk, tree and vine in Mother Nature’s midsummer magic show.       ...

Newly renovated food court feeds imagination as well as hunger

A few years back, my visits to Westfield Annapolis Mall’s food court involved a game. I could not step on the squares of yellow tiles that mingled with the white, or they would explode beneath me. The white tiles were always safe, but the explosiveness of the blue and black tiles varied with my mood. I created the game because the food court seemed to need my help. The food court had restaurants, quarter vending machines for candy and toys and the escalator to Bow Tie Cinema, but no...

Annapolis is surpassing tragedy with music, memory and money

Gerald Fischman. Rob Hiaasen. John McNamara. Rebecca Smith. Wendi Winters.             Thursday June 28, 2018, a grudge-holding gunman attacked the Capital Gazette office, killing five people, injuring two and traumatizing thousands.             How does a city mourn such a tragic loss? How do we surmount the violence and fear? What does it take?       ...

Ours, and easy, to enjoy

Eating local is a way of life at Bay Weekly. Our family is not many generations removed from the farm, and fewer from the garden.             For my barely first-generation mother Elsa Olivetti’s early life in Southern Illinois coal mining towns, what you didn’t grow, you didn’t eat. She was a hunter-fisher-gatherer-gardener who could turn just about anything, including dandelions, into delicious food, and nothing was...
An alert family from Virginia Beach this month rescued dozens of seahorses with the aid of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.             In ancient lore, the seahorse was a sacred creature associated with divine beings, a symbol of power and authority.             If the old ways hold true, the Brandis family may be rewarded. At Chic’s beach, the Brandis kids and their babysitter saw...
Library patrons in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties are now calling the shots. At least in regards to what new books the Southern Maryland public libraries purchase.             In what is considered a big change for the library network, Demand Driven Acquisitions will drive ordering new books. Instead of library personnel choosing all the books they think library users would like to read, patrons choose the books they want...
Fishing poles have joined the check-out collection of a second Anne Arundel County Library, Eastport-Annapolis Neck, this year after the Mountain Road branch proved last year that library users want to fish.             Carroll, Frederick and Harford counties have also added tackle to one library each under the Department of Natural Resources and the Aquatic Resources Educational Program. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish...
“To teach meditation to a group of people who are afraid to close their eyes, you have to be prepared,” says Di Goodman, owner of Ruah Yoga Studio of Annapolis, of teaching yoga in two Anne Arundel County jails. After passing through security, she and two instructors-in-training lead six to 12 students in basic yoga poses, including the tree and downward dog, along with quiet meditation.             “There’s a lot of...
In need of dental attention but putting it off due to expense, lack of insurance or time to find a practice? Head to Waldorf this weekend for free dental care thanks to the Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy.             Line up early as the queue of patients often begins the night before. Doors open at 6am July 27 and are often closed a few hours later as capacity — some 1,200 adult patients — is reached.    ...