Letters to the Editor

Volume VI Number 10
March 12-18, 1998

The Most Colorful People Appear in NBT Pages

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

Everywhere I go, I see NBT and I always pick it up for a quick, good read.

I have been writing about the Chesapeake Bay for more than 30 years, and what continually surprises me are the people who live on the Bay that you find to write about. I sometimes get angry with NBT because I have not found these colorful people first and written about them. But that won't keep me from "stealing" them from the wonderful NBT interviews conducted by Sandra Martin and Bill Lambrecht. I especially enjoyed your chat with Tom Abercrombie (Feb. 19-25), and I hope to follow up with my story on him and that 26-foot skipjack he's planning to build.

The only thing that worries me is that you will interview some Bay residents in the future that I have on my list. No, Sandra and Bill, I will not tell you who they are.

-Jack Sherwood, Severna Park

Editor's note: Sherwood, who specializes in sailing and Chesapeake's human treasures, is the author of Maryland's Vanishing Lives.

NBT Trivia Ace Dined in Style

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

Since I was the first Trivia Puzzler winner in your contest, I wanted to drop you a line and let you know about my evening out.

First of all, I won on my anniversary, which was Feb. 14. Since my husband was recovering fro heart surgery, I took my daughter with me. We attended the Chesapeake Music Hall and saw Hello Dolly. The show was fantastic and the variety of food on the buffet was great also. We were seated right up front about two feet from the stage. The treatment we were given was that of any high class restaurant. I never dreamed that I could win anything so enjoyable.

Keep the contests coming. Even though I won once, I still do the puzzlers, hoping that all the answers are correct and maybe my name will be drawn as the lucky winner of another dinner or gift certificate.

Thank you for a great evening out.

-Jane Lowry, Huntingtown

Kids Set the Standard for AA Planning

Dear New Bay Times~Weekly:

On behalf of Anne Arundel County Executive John Gary, I would like to thank the students of Belvedere Elementary School who helped kick off this county's Small Area Planning Program on Feb. 5 at Anne Arundel Community College.

The student chorus, led by teacher Lynn Terrell, performed renditions of "American the Beautiful" and "It's in Your Hands" before the members of six citizen-based Small Area Planning Committees whose work over the next 10 months will help guide the use of private property and public spending in their communities for the next 20 years. Their performance was especially appropriate since the citizen committees, including one representing the Broadneck peninsula, will help plan where these children will live, work, shop and play as they grow up and have children of their own.

The students did a wonderful job! Thank you.

-Steven Cover, Director, Anne Arundel County Department of Planning and Code Enforcement

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