Volume XVII, Issue 20 # May 14 - May 20, 2009


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No Parking, No Shopping

Dear Bay Weekly:

I was mystified by your comments in the May 7 [Letter from the Editor] about Annapolis Harbour Center. “I could manage it or forgive it, even when parking lots were jammed.” My wife Robin and I shopped one Saturday at Annapolis Harbour Center and were totally appalled at the gridlocked parking congestion. We have never been to any shopping center with a more poorly designed parking flow both in and out of the parking lanes. After that one hair-raising experience seven years ago, we have never been back and never will. The new Towne Centre at Parole is the parking lot equivalent of a breath of fresh air!

–Mike Kelley, North Beach

Rave Reviews for Twin Beach Players

Dear Bay Weekly:

I just saw a fantastic production of Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by the Twin Beach Players with local semi-pros (including Gary Adamsen with Broadway roles in Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, The Lion King and Tommy) plus a couple of outside professionals. Every single one was excellent. Local producer Kevin McAndrews and director Sid Curl have made the best play and production I’ve ever seen anywhere. The closeness to the actors and acting increased the sense of reality. They were all utterly convincing.

Readers can see it at 8pm May 14 through 16 and at 3pm May 17 at Holland Point Civic Center. Just follow the road parallel to the Bay through North Beach north or Rose Haven south.

–Elisavietta Ritchie, Broomes Island

Save the Bay — Now

Dear Bay Weekly:

You asked for a slogan [Letter from the Editor: On Bay Weekly’s 16th — Seeking ways to sweeten the Earth Day report: April 16].

Mine would be Save the Bay — Now. It strongly suggests a sense of urgency. It’s familiar but new. It makes the target audience do a double take.

–Gary Pendleton, North Beach

Editor’s note: The idea is that maybe we’d be doing better for our rivers and Bay if we had more precise, positive directions. For starters, we need a slogan. I’m waiting for your ideas: [email protected].