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January 2013

Colonial Players presents "Trying"

Event Date:  February 8, 2013 - 8:00pm - February 10, 2013 - 10:00pm This memorable play is about a strong young Canadian girl hired to be secretary to an irascible old Philadelphia aristocrat who served as Attorney General of the United States under FDR and was Chief Judge at the Nuremberg Trials. Judge Francis Biddle is trying to complete his memoirs within the year he believes he will die. Sarah follows the fourth woman who has quit or been fired from her position. The author was the secretary in the true story. According to the original production notes: “Trying is set in 1967 when Biddle is 81 years old and trying to put his life in order.

Off the Bay Sweet Art Opening

Event Date:  February 8, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm Natalie Fluharty Off the Bay Gallery 5960 Deale Churchton Road Deale, Maryland 20751 443-607-6171 or 410-353-5514 offthebaygallery@comcast.net Off the Bay Gallery at 5960 Deale Churchton Road, Deale, Maryland will hold a "Sweet Art" opening on Friday, February 8th from 5 to 8 pm. Specializing in local and regional art focusing on the Chesapeake Bay, the gallery represents Lee Boynton, Renee Brennan, Mary Bowen, Judy Ward and Frances Borchardt. Normal business hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 to 6 pm. Location Off the Bay Gallery 5960 Deale Churchton Road Deale, Maryland 20751 United States See map: Google Maps

Let Me Call You Sweet Art

Event Date:  February 8, 2013 - 11:00am - 8:00pm “Let me call you Sweet Art” February 1 - February 28 Reception Friday, February 8th, 11 to 8 pm

Pets On Wheels is looking for volunteers!

Event Date:  January 28, 2013 - 7:00am - March 31, 2013 - 5:00pm Pets on Wheels is a non-profit group that visits nursing homes, hospitals, retirement communities and veterans homes. If you have a friendly pet, and a few hours a month to visit we could use you! Please visit our website and apply today! www.petsonwheels.org

Wind Ensemble Concert - Naval Academy Band

Event Date:  March 14, 2013 - 7:30pm The Naval Academy Band Wind Ensemble will present a concert at Old Mill High School in Millersville, MD. Lieutenant Commander Bruce McDonald and Ensign Patrick Hill will conduct a program to include Aegean Festival Overture by Andreas Makris, Masque by Kenneth Hesketh, Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd’s Hey by Percy Grainger, as well as marches by John Philip Sousa. Master Chief Musician Butch Rodak is the featured soloist, performing Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch on alto saxophone. This concert is free and open to the public with no tickets required. Location Old Mill High School 600 Patriot Lane Millersville, MD United States See map: Google Maps

I may be crazy, but I know what I’m wearing

With several inches of snow on the ground and more steadily falling, I watched from the sidelines of the 2010 Polar Plunge. Who, I wondered, would be crazy enough to run into the Chesapeake Bay in the middle of winter?     For the 2013 Plunge, I’ve answered that question. I am.     On Saturday, January 26, I will join 12,000-plus plungers for a quick dip in the Bay at Sandy Point State Park to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland.     Are we all crazy?

While Americans bask in the afterglow of a diverted dive off the fiscal cliff, the restaurant business faces its toughest quarter of the year from January through March. It’s always a challenge to lure diners out in the cold winter months. Adding to the disincentives are smaller paychecks thanks the elimination of the two percent payroll tax, post-holiday malaise and three months with only one food-centered holiday (Valentine’s Day, the second-most popular restaurant holiday behind Mothers Day).
The South County Democratic Club responded to President Barack Obama’s call for a National Day of Service on January 19 by organizing a food drive for the South County Assistance Network, SCAN.     We were honored to have our District 5 Congressman, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, join us to deliver food items.

For Michelina Scotto, raising $10,000 is easy. It’s the 24 hours of cold water that has her worried

For Michelina Scotto of Stevensville, the easy part is raising the $10,000 qualification fee for joining the Super Plunge Team of the 17th Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Maryland.     So what if fundraising — including a Fire and Ice Party January 19 — cost the restaurateur, co-owner of Luna Blu in Annapolis and Rustico in Stevensville, more than she expects to raise? Raising money is what Scotto knows.     Cold is what she fears.

Public meetings begin Feb. 5

Maryland Department of Natural Resources needs you. Every five years, the department creates its Land Preservation and Recreation plan to guide public purchase of land for stewardship and recreation. The next one is due at the end of this year.     “These are public resources,” says John F. Wilson, DNR’s associate director for stewardship. So he wants us to describe what’s needed and to nominate places to meet the public need.