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February 2013

A few Marylanders still follow the hounds that follow the hares

Danny’s 12-gauge pump boomed out twice off to my left as a streaking gray rabbit cut in and out of a long, narrow copse of briars parallel to us. Raising my 20-gauge and trying to track the tricky rabbit as it neared my position, I fired twice as well, also to no effect.

Taste your way around town Monday, February 25 through Sunday, March 3

It’s time to hit the gym and pull on the Spanx as Annapolis Restaurant Week begins Monday, February 25. Diners have a week to visit 39 restaurants, enjoy a variety of menus and taste a myriad of flavors. It’s an adventure in the local culinary arts.

Their innovation is award-winning

Chesapeake Bay waterman were coming close to extinction in 2010 when a group of Chesapeake non-profits got innovative. The bright idea: Training captains who make a living on the Bay to give tours of the water and their craft.     Now, 80 watermen guide tours through the Bay where they make their living, earning extra cash during the slow seasons.

How Bay Weekly's Betsy Kehne got the shot

Betsy Kehne had been waiting for three decades for the bird perched a stone’s throw from her window.     At five years old, she’d grieved at learning that the pesticide DDT was pushing bald eagles to extinction.     DDT was banned in 1972. By the end of the century, the number of nesting eagles in Maryland had increased sixfold to 260 pairs. Today, more than 2,000 bald eagles make their homes in the Chesapeake region, so that seeing them soaring overhead is no longer rare.
Read Moviegoer Diana Beecehener's full weekly review

Joyless performances make for a bad day for moviegoers

As one who thinks Die Hard one of the best action films ever, I must with a heavy heart urge all fans of John McClane to skip this movie.     In 1988, off-duty cop John McClane (Bruce Willis: Looper) walked into an office Christmas party and became a terrorist-killing legend. Twenty-five years later, McClane has dispatched baddies in office buildings, airports, the burroughs of New York and the streets of D.C.     The fatigue is starting to show.

Colonial Players’ two-person show Trying will surprise you in a good way

Trying will surprise you in a good way. Colonial Players is promoting this delightful two-person show as a work rich in history and contrasts, and it is. It is also a love story, refreshingly sweet and platonic.

KIDS Times at the Library

  Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291 • 9:30-9:50am: Ages up to 2 hear stories and songs;rsvp. • 10-10:30am: 2- to 3-year-olds practice listening skills and make crafts;rsvp. • 10:45-11:30am: Stories, songs and crafts for families;rsvp. • 2-3pm: K to 3rd graders hear stories and make crafts;rsvp.

KIDS Times at the Library

  Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291 • 9:30-9:50am: Babies and toddlers up to age 2 hear stories, songs and more;rsvp. • 10-10:30am: 2- to 3-year-olds practice listening skills and make crafts;rsvp. • 10:45-11:30am & 1-1:45pm: Stories, songs and crafts for families;rsvp. Southern Library, Lusby: 410-326-5289 • 10-10:20am: Ages up to 24 months hear stories, songs and more;rsvp.

KIDS Times at the Library

  • 9:30am: Ages 18 months to 3 years hear stories. • 10:30am: Ages 3 to 5 hear stories. Crofton Library:410-222-7915 • 7pm: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, songs and crafts. Edgewater Library: 410-222-1538 • 4pm: Mini-archaeologists get dirty. Fairview Library, Owings: 410-257-2101 • 9:30-9:50am: Babies to 2-year-olds hear stories, songs and more;rsvp.