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December 2016

We’ve saved the best for last


We asked for your favorites, and you responded in droves, mailing ballots, hand-delivering them to our office and voting online. Now the votes are counted. And the winners are …
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My favorite stories of 2016

Together, we read a lot of stories over the course of a year. Many of them give you a moment’s insight or delight. Others tell you just what you need to know. Some of them stay in your mind, even after all those words have come between you and them all that time ago. So I can still recount stories we ran five, or 10 or 23 years ago.     Before I close the book on 2016 (yes, I really do have a large, heavy book labeled Vol. XXIV), I want to revisit some of my favorites this year.

Based on August Wilson’s play of the same name, Fences is a stirring drama about the effects of systemic racism on the black family

From the outside, Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington: The Magnificent Seven) has a pretty good life. He has a steady job as a garbage collector, an adoring wife named Rose (Viola Davis: Suicide Squad) and a nice house in a Pittsburgh neighborhood. A born storyteller with a gift for hyperbole, Troy enjoys spinning colorful yarns as he drinks his weekly bottle of gin with his coworkers. In the late 1950s, it’s as close to living the American Dream as any black man could hope to get.
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FREE Amateur Radio License Classes

Event Date:  Repeats every week until Sat Apr 08 2017 . March 4, 2017 - 8:30am - 12:00pm The Anne Arundel Radio Ciub (AARC) is offering 6 free amateur radio licensing classes These classes prepare you for the test required by the FCC to get an amateur radio license. All classes will be held in the AARC Clubhouse on the grounds of the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3787 Queen Anne Bridge Road in Davidsonville Maryland, 21035. At the end of the classes you will be able to take the test. For more information please email ae3d@graykitty.net Regular club meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursdays at the DFRC from 700pm to 900pm Location Anne Arundel Radio Club 3787 Queen Anne's Bridge Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035 Davidsonville Family Recreation Center United States See map: Google Maps

Free Throw Shootout

Jan. 15: Boys and girls ages 9-14 compete in a free throw competition sponsored by The Knights of Columbus Calvert County and Anthony’s North Beach. 1-3pm, Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach, free: chrisdoherty65@gmail.com.

Twelfth Night Concert

Jan. 6: Hear Victorian English carols with Elan Ensemble’s Elissa Edwards and Dr. Anastasia Pike; reception features historical recipes from the Maryland’s Way cookbook. 6:30pm, Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, $30 w/discounts, rsvp: www.hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Jeff Antoniuk & The Mars 4tet

8-11pm, 49 West Café, Annapolis, $10: 410-626-9796.