Volume 11 Issue 38
September 18-24, 2003

On Our Cover
Paint Annapolis
Photo courtesy of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Hurricane Isabel willing, 30 artists gather this weekend for Paint Annapolis 2003 to paint landscapes throughout downtown Annapolis, from West Street to City Dock. Discover them one by one throughout the city. Then see them all and vote for your favorite at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Who’s the Fairest of Them All?
by Kimberly Goode and Sandra Martin
County fairs make champions of every man and woman.

101 Ways that We Had Fun
by Kariel Thompson

  • We’re Not Turning the Tide!
    So says Tom Horton in his new book on the Bay
    by Sara Ebenreck
  • Our Rain Barrels Overfloweth
    In storm as in drought, rain barrels help save the Bay
    by Sonia Linebaugh
  • It Takes a Party to Make History
    Friends raise $15,000 for Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
    by SOM
  • Spinning Wheels over Isabel
    Preparing for the worst; hoping for the best
    by James Clemenko
  • Way Downstream
    • In Virginia, 200,000 native oysters bred to resist disease are suffocated by algae…
    • In France, this summer’s heat wave plays Scrooge to Christmas Future…
    • In Rwanda, hopping on wilderness tourism to rebound from a decade of civil strife and genocide…
    • This week’s Creature Feature: On the beaches of Greece, “Baby Turtles Die Disco Death.”

Your Animal Companion’s Voice
Dogs might say nice things about you, but what cats have to say — you probably don’t want to know.

Gov. Ehrlich’s the Boss

by C.D. Dollar
There’s Not a Better Place to Be

Not Just for cat-herine:
Cat’s Dictionary

Waiting for Isabel
by Dick Wilson