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How to wed happily

 

We asked, and you delivered, with great nuptial photos and wedding day memories.

 

Join us in the big tent that’s marriage 

 

Sanctuary for the largest collection of ­shipwrecks in the western hemisphere

Carmen says hello!

 

Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits Show your guests a good time       If you’re thinking about providing your own beverages at your wedding-related event, visit Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits in Annapolis.      Bay Ridge provides complimentary consulting to ensure you’re not only serving the perfect beverages, but that you have plenty of them.      To save you time, local delivery is offered. To save you money, returns are accepted on unused products...

How to wed happily

 

     For the many couples committing to marriage this year, I offer some tips that I have learned in the past 10 years of officiating at weddings. These are not the words of advice from popular bridal magazines, but rather practical suggestions that will make your day go a bit smoother. Let’s begin with …       It’s not your wedding: If I had a nickel for each time a couple told me that they want a ceremony that’s “short and simple,...

We asked, and you delivered, with great nuptial photos and wedding day memories.

 

    Nick and Kellie Brown  Married September 9, 2017, at Holy Family Church, Davidsonville TThey began their new life in a lovely home in Edgewater with their beautiful border collie Noah. They continued building their story with a new little baby girl, Lucie. Kellie works at University of Maryland Hospital as a social worker. Nick is an elevator mechanic with the Otis company. They center their lives around friends and family. Their love overflows to all they meet, bringing joy...

Join us in the big tent that’s marriage 

 

      Marriage is a big tent with room for everybody who wants in.        That’s one of our time’s great changes in law and custom. It’s so new, and so big a break from past values, that it can make you stop and think — once you get over your surprise — how powerfully important marriage is to many, many people.       About half of us are married, including about 10 percent of LGBTQ couples. For more than 80...

Sanctuary for the largest collection of ­shipwrecks in the western hemisphere

      The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay is now moving full steam ahead toward becoming the nation’s newest national marine sanctuary.      Almost five years ago, Maryland and Charles County nominated the unique area as a sanctuary. The title provides prestige and national recognition as well as federal technical and financial assistance for preservation, science, education and interpretation.        About 40 miles downstream on the Potomac...

Carmen says hello!

 

      Bay Weekly was among the animal lovers Sunday at the annual Anne Arundel SPCA of Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park. We said hello and snapped photos of canines and their humans to include in this year’s Pet Tales edition, hitting the streets August 1.       In the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to our special friend, Carmen. This female Labrador mix stopped by during the walk to let us know that she is now ready for a forever...

They’ll create school monarch gardens 

    Deep in the woods of Millersville, 10 volunteers surrounded a sprawling, lush-green monarch garden. Insect life teemed among towering milkweed plants. A black swallowtail butterfly fluttered down, landing atop a green milkweed to spread its wings.     The disparate 10 had gathered to learn how to grow monarch gardens at local elementary schools.     The crowd of volunteers broke apart, each of them staring in fascination at the wide garden and its inhabitants....

Dam Snakeheads Nabbed in Migration

 

     If there’s slight consolation in Chesapeake Country’s invasion by snakeheads, it could be that more of them are hightailing it north up the Susquehanna.      That’s the report from Conowingo Dam, where 81 of the toothy Asian marauders were apprehended in the dam’s fish lift so far this spring, according to a partnership including the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, which oversees fish passage. That compares to just one...

Avoid the masked bandit if you can

 

     A late noise startles you awake. When you turn on the lights, a masked animal gives a rolling growl as it sulks away. That raccoon is back.       Raccoons have learned to live among humans as well as in deep wilderness areas in Alaska and isolated desert areas. They inhabit every state in the U.S. except Hawaii. They are adaptable and clever animals. Raccoons in studies can solve a three-step problem and, when retested three years later, ...
Wounded Warrior Wins Don Backe Memorial CRAB Regatta       The Annual Don Backe Memorial CRAB Regatta on Saturday, June 15 was one of the best in memory with strong competitors, good winds, sunny skies and the new Annapolis Yacht Club Sailing Center as its venue.        “In the decades the club has hosted and organized the Don Backe Regatta, we have not seen a more competitive group of sailors and exciting racing in Annapolis,” said principal race...