Volume XVII, Issue 23 # June 4 - June 1, 2009


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You Found Us in Bay Weekly

Dear Bay Weekly:

Just want to share with you. I have already had over a dozen people come in with my coupon from Bay Weekly’s Summer Guide. Then today, I had two different people call me to tell me they love my ad in this week’s [June 4-11] Bay Weekly. Others came into the store to say they were going to go to my other location at Annapolis Antiques Mall. I was at the shop in Annapolis, and a few people mentioned the ad there to me as well. As usual, it’s working.

–Linda DeLuca: Cottage Chicks, Deale and Annapolis

You Found Us in 8 Days a Week

Dear Bay Weekly:

We were impressed with your listing for the Strawberry Festival in your Summer Guide. We are busy getting ready; putting labels on wine and jams, cutting strawberries, arranging tables, praying for good weather. It is the best event we do. This year we have pony rides for the kids.

–Lois Simpson, Pasadena

Editor’s note: You’ll find the Strawberry Festival at Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum in this week’s calendar, for Sat. June 13, as well as in Bay Weekly’s Summer Guide.

Dear Bay Weekly:

Thanks for your coverage of Music on the Bay, including the picture of Wendy Rieger. Great!

Then I looked in the Summer Fun Guide and found your well-written listing of our July Fourth event. You hit all the highlights from the Bay Winds Band to the Baking Contest.

Our sincere thanks!

–Mavis Daly, Shady Side Rural Heritage Society

Captains: Stay Seaworthy, Sober

Dear Bay Weekly:

I was just reading your correspondence from Linda Steele, North Beach [April 9]. Her mention of the Valdez Exxon incident 20 years ago, tragic as it was, reminded me that what caused the spill was a drunken seaman, not the Exxon Corporation. When my nephew a few years ago expressed the same outrage against Exxon, I said, Wait a minute. The cause of the tanker running aground was from too much alcohol. Maybe you should never drink alcohol again if you really want to be outraged about what happened to the Valdez.

As summer approaches and the Bay fills with boats and the sun is hot and the cooler cold, please make sure the captain of your ship is seaworthy and sober.

–Donna S. Walsh, via email

Department of Corrections

“Go you must, for ’twould be folly to miss it,” wrote Bay Weekly reviewer Jane Elkin of 2nd Star Productions’ Man of La Mancha. But where and when to go was omitted from last week’s review. The splendidly sung production continues through June 27 at 8pm FSa; 3pm Su @ White Marsh Park Theater, 6314 Crain Hwy., Bowie. $20: 410-757-5700; www.2ndstarproductions.com.