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Volume XVII, Issue 46 ~ November 12 - November 18, 2009

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This Week’s Features . . .

Dock of the Bay

Here he lies where he longed to be: Home is the sailor, home from the sea ... Annapolis spreads a bigger tree canopy: School children make like squirrels; pick up your free tree this weekend ... This week’s Creature Feature: What happens to the not-so-great pumpkins after Halloween?

spotlight on theatre

2nd Star's Brigadoon

While this magical town seeks to remain forever unchanged by the outside world, appearing but once every century, don't wait to catch this charming production

Stuffing the Bird

An American Tradition

Nary a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a roasted turkey — stuffed up to its neck with bread stuffing. Sure, cranberries in some form or another are usually present, as are sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and, at least in our region, sauerkraut and brats. But Thanksgiving turkey dinner wouldn’t be the real McCoy without stuffing.

at work and play

Tickling the Ivories

Surgeon Sheldon Goldberg turns cocktail pianist at Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Galaxy Ball

“Lounge musician is no job for a good Jewish boy,” Mrs. Goldberg proclaimed.

A dutiful son, young Sheldon prepared himself for a proper job. His course took him through pre-med at Georgetown, medical residency at George Washington and to surgery.

But, he adds, “medicine can be stressful.”

Which is one reason Goldberg never abandoned the piano.

The Bay Gardener

by Dr. Frank Gouin

We don’t call them strawberries for nothing

Get your berries ready for winter with straw

The best time to mulch strawberry plants is after the ground has frozen. In Southern Maryland, this means the first or second week in December.

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by Dennis Doyle

A double bonanza in
South Dakota

Birds filled the skies and our bags

It was late afternoon when we finally moved onto the sunflower plot. Despite our hunter orange caps and vest patches, we were barely noticeable in the vast, dark brown expanse. We all scored full limits in the time it takes to tell it. Even so, as we gathered up to leave, the birds continued to weave over us in breathtaking numbers.

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Sky Watch

by J. Alex Knoll

The Dawn of the Leonids

You won’t want to miss it

The Leonids are some of the fastest moving meteors, streaking through earth’s atmosphere at 147,000 miles per hour with lingering trails, it’s unlikely that you’ll mistake any of these beauties.

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The Men Who Stare at Goats

Ultimately, the film is a curiosity with bright moments. You may have seen them in the previews. Most else is a missed opportunity.

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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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