Volume 11 Issue 50
December 11-17, 2003

On Our Cover
11th Hour Inspiration
Design by J. Alex Knoll
Again this year, inspiration arrives in the nick of time, as Bay Weekly writers share — indeed, invite you to steal — the creative solutions they’ve devised for friends and family.

11th Hour Inspiration
Bay Weekly’s Annual Guide to Last-Minute Gift Ideas You Can Steal

Bay Life
Chesapeake Centric for 2004; Monthly & Daily Calendars for a New Year
by James Clemenko

Between the Covers
Waterviews: by Marion Warren, Steve Carr and Eric Smith
reviewed by Sandra Olivetti Martin.

Check out the updated Archives featuring stories from 1993, 1995 & 1997!

  • Stanley Norman’s Luck
    Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s skipjack saved from fir
    by James Clemenko
  • Navy Masters Football
    After 21 years of misery, the Mids scored an 8–4 season
    by Louis Llovio
  • Do You Treasure the Chesapeake?
    Then come January, you’ll be buying a new license plate
    by Louis Llovio
  • Way Downstream
    • In Texas, even at Christmas local tree growers can’t get any respect in the Statehouse…
    • In Virginia, fish cops can’t get the budget they need to help save the Bay … In New Jersey, hunters go for bear…
    • This week’s Creature Feature: In New Zealand, turning pests into profit: far-too-plentiful Australian Brushtail Possum makes lambs’ wool feel almost like cashmere.