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Articles by Kathy Knotts

New signs help you navigate Annapolis

Finding your way along the busy streets of Annapolis is not a job for novices. Nor is locating a place to park. Even landmarks, museums and cultural districts can be elusive.
    So since 2013, the City of Annapolis has had a wayfinding signage program. But not so many signs.

Accident damages Angelina’s

Angelina’s Italian Kitchen in Edgewater isn’t a drive-thru restaurant. But one unlucky motorist almost turned it into one earlier this month.
    Saturday evening, July 6, a motorist visiting the neighboring nail salon put his car into drive instead of reverse and drove into the restaurant’s front window, says owner MaryJo DeMilo.

Humans may have changed the river over the centuries, but that river can change us, too

Longing for a vacation but don’t have the time or budget to go far and stay long? A stay-cation fits the bill.
    Within a day’s drive of Annapolis you can find leisure, recreation and delights that fill your summer fun list and don’t require airfare, time off work or hotel stays.

$4,000 to Charting Careers Students


     Charting Careers not only mentors underserved Annapolis young people. It also awards scholarships to help them reach their goals. In this its inaugural year as an independent program, it invested close to $4,000 in local teens.


Two of 10 National Heritage Fellows 


     The Old Line State is rich when it comes to art and culture. At least that’s the way we see it by having not one, but two Maryland artists named recipients of the 2019 National Heritage Fellowships. Only 10 were chosen nationwide.

     Decoy carver Rich Smoker of Marion Station and Linda Goss of Baltimore have both been awarded the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.


  Humans aren’t the only mammals swimming in the summer Bay. Dolphins are making regular visits, too.

      From April to September, these sleek swimmers are being spotted from Virginia’s Northern Neck into the Potomac River and up all the way to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.


A guide to fireworks & parades in Chesapeake Country

         Street parades, backyard grills and red, white and blue banners herald the celebration of Independence Day. The crowning touch is rockets bursting in air to light up the skies As John Adams, America’s first vice president and second president, advised, “Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations” crown the celebration of independence in the form of screaming and booming rockets bursting in air to light up the skies....

Connect History to Life

Racial justice essay contest 


Carmen says hello!


      Bay Weekly was among the animal lovers Sunday at the annual Anne Arundel SPCA of Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park. We said hello and snapped photos of canines and their humans to include in this year’s Pet Tales edition, hitting the streets August 1. 


Back Creek living shoreline credited with clarity


     Volunteers with Spa Creek Conservancy and Back Creek Conservancy followed in Bernie Fowler’s footsteps on June’s second Sunday, wading into Annapolis area creeks to check clarity in four locations.