Volume XVII, Issue 28 # July 9 - July 15, 2009

This Week’s Features …

In our back yard, a model for health care reform flourishes

For America’s broken health care system, President Barack Obama and his high-powered team of specialists are predicting a fuller recovery — once they find the right medicine. We’d like to direct their search to the southeast corner of Anne Arundel County. There one formulation of the prescription they’re seeking is working quietly and successfully as the Owensville Primary Care center and its never-say-die director, Sylvia Jennings, provide health services to 3,300 Chesapeake Country citizens.

Round the World in 87 Days

The final leg of the 2008-’09 Volvo Ocean Race

After sailing more than 37,000 miles, covering five continents with stops at 11 ports in 10 countries, the Volvo Ocean Race came to an emotional end in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dock of the Bay

Get stripped to help set a record: You’re invited to take a dip — in the buff — at Pine Tree nude recreation club … Steps on land mark the path to a cleaner Patuxent: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum cuts nitrogen in sewage, adds solar tram … Maryland Writers’ Association returns to Annapolis: New chapter meets July 14 … And last but not least, this week’s Creature Feature: Nests in Funky Places.

Bay Reflections

A tale of three households: For the robins and me, these are good times.

Spotlight on Theatre

Quilters at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

If folk music is the marrow of your bones, if you love stitchin’ and bitchin’, if you think you would have made a terrific pioneer, this show is for you. Even so, you risk a surfeit of mellow.

Regular Favorites …

Letter from the Editor


The Sporting Life
by Dennis Doyle

Bay Gardener
by Dr. Frank Gouin

Sky Watch
by J. Alex Knoll


Days a Week
calendar of events

by Diana Beechener

Music Notes
by Ashley Goodman

movie reviews and

Free Will Astrology©
by Rob Brezsny

News of the Weird©
by Chuck Shepherd


Ink Well Xwords©
by Ben Tausig

last week's Xwords solution


last week's Sudoku solution

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