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September 2010

Fowler’s Followers wade in for the Patuxent

 

The Chesapeake Green Living Festival producers hope their event leaves you seeing green

 

Ten Chesapeake neighbors tell what Dad taught them

 

With lots of fruit and few demands,
what’s not to like?

 

Dad carries a heavy load, and look how we reward him

 

Despite heavy winds, I landed a largemouth bass, a bluegill and a pickerel

Most folks know that a grand slam is baseball’s term for a home run with the bases loaded. Angling has its own slam. A Chesapeake Bay slam is landing a rockfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel on the same day. The freshwater version is typically a largemouth bass, a pickerel and a bluegill. 

Noel Coward’s wit seldom shows its age

Noel Coward was witty, erudite, classy and provocative. His playwriting gifts continue to make Private Lives — a play he wrote in four days 80 years ago — compelling.

After raising terrapins from hatchlings,
3rd-graders release them at Poplar Island

 

Highs and lows on the trotline

 

Looking at a star map, the world really is turned upside-down

A reader asked what she was seeing from her northeast-facing window. “Would I see evening or morning stars in this direction?” And would the same be true for planets? “I did look at your column and thought I understood the paragraph about Venus, but now I'm not so sure. Help! Thanks a bunch.”