Volume 16, Issue 40 - October 2 - October 8, 2008

Farming the Waters
This story started when I met the ranchers. They wear chaps for protection, and they work on ranches, but they’re not wrangling cattle. They’re raising oysters. Grown in hard plastic mesh bags suspended in the waters of creeks in Calvert and St. Mary’s County, these oysters grow plump and marketable within 18 to 24 months. The goal of all this is to see if aquaculture can help save our native eastern oyster, Cassostrea virginica. by Sandra Lee Anderson continue reading...

Getting Around
Officer Paul Loomis patrols downtown Annapolis in a solar-powered buggy.
by Erica Strattonn continue reading...

Despite Listless Winds, Hospice Cup Fills Its Sails with Support
Jibs lay quiet, and close-hauled mainsails hung listlessly ornamental as drenching rain and absent wind canceled this year’s 27th annual Hospice Cup race. Even so, the day’s success was measured not in races won but in money raised. For four area hospices, the day was pure sunshine.
by Dotty Holcomb Doherty continue reading...

Olly the Oyster
Cleans the Bay

Delight your preschooler with Elaine Ann Allen’s rhythmic tale of Olly the Oyster, a determined little fellow who wants to help the Chesapeake Bay.
reviewed by Dotty Holcomb Doherty continue reading...

What's Inside

Letters to the Editor

Letter from the Editor
The Parable of the Oysters?

Earth Talk
Rolling on Earth-friendly tires: Keep the pressure up, and skip the nitrogen.

Sky Watch
by J. Alex Knoll
The Scorpion and the Butterfly: These stars are setting fast.

News of the Weird
by Chuck Shepherd

Free Will Astrology
by Rob Brezsny

Bill Burton
Just another bailout: We’re in the same (leaky) boat as Chesapeake shellfish.

Sporting Life
by Dennis Doyle
The piranha of Chesapeake Bay: When seeking bluefish, bring lots of lures..

The Bay Gardener
by Dr. Frank Gouin
Easy does it. For new transplants, too much watering is as bad as too little.

Movie Reviews

Mark Burns on Nights in Rodanthe: The romantic tension in this weak novel-to-screen adaptation could use a little blue pill.

2008 Home & Garden Guide

2008 Bay Weekly Dining Guide

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