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Volume XVII, Issue 49 ~ December 3 - December 9, 2009

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This Week’s Features . . .

Earth Journal

Autumn's Last Wildflower

Whether you live in the country or in town, calico aster is probably in the neighborhood.

Building Her Dreams

This 10-year veteran has learned through hard knocks and flimsy gingerbread how to build a champion house

Dock of the Bay

Catch a holiday lift in historic Annapolis:
E-cruisers give an e-xemplary ride ...

Detectives of the deep:
Two Bay scientists shine prize-winning light ...

This Week’s Creature Feature:
Turtles join the Technological Age ...

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

Waiting Out the Wind

Fish are still biting, when the weather’s right

White perch are at their best this time of year — fat, delicious, still feeding up for winter and gathering in large, deep-water schools. If you’re lucky, a full cooler of one of the best eating fish on the Bay is a distinct possibility.

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Sky Watch

by J. Alex Knoll

The Zodiac’s Dimmest

There’s more to Cancer than an indistinct crab

Were Cancer not on the ecliptic, the path upon which the sun, moon and planets appear to travel, it would likely never have become a constellation. The greatest object of interest in Cancer is no single star but the Beehive Cluster, which trails the moon Saturday night.

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The Twilight Saga:
New Moon

Sloppy, soapy melodrama puts the suck in vampirism with this gothic teen fantasy.

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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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