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Volume XVII, Issue 50 ~ December 10 - December 16, 2009

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This Week’s Features . . .

Earth Journal

December's Gifts

Eventually I stumbled on what I came looking for: a flock of chickadees. In the cold, short days of December, I wanted to be in the presence of these stalwart little creatures that endure cold, rain and uncertainty with something like grace.

Toy Stories

What was your favorite toy? Twister, Teddy Ruxpin, Transformers or Tamagachi? Did it influence your life, like the designer who loved sketch pads, the pediatrician with her baby dolls or the musician who wore out a music box? Yes or no, you remember it still.

The Bay Gardener

by Dr. Frank Gouin

A Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree Is a Fire-Safe Christmas Tree

Buy locally from a Christmas tree grower’s lot or cut your own

Many Christmas tree lots advertise freshly cut trees. Trees that are imported into the region could have been cut in late October or early November.

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by Dennis Doyle

The Bay's Next Act

The rockfish season is closing, but doors are opening on another

The Bay does not close down for the winter; it just shifts gears and changes players. The season may be over for stripers as they school and move to their deep wintering waters, but colder weather is the prime time for chain pickerel.

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Sky Watch

by J. Alex Knoll

Crawling at 22 Miles a Second

Slow by meteor standards, the Geminids put on quite a show

the moon is well out of the picture Sunday night and Monday morning, the peak of this year’s Geminid meteor shower. Seeming to emanate from the bright star Castor in its namesake constellation, this is the Old Faithful of meteor showers.

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Everybody's Fine

A widower treks around the country to reconnect with his kids in this dull drama.

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Bay Weekly’s Thursday-to-Thursday guide to good times on and around Chesapeake Bay

from the Editor



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


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