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Articles by Krista Pfunder Boughey

Celebrating scholar-athletes in the Special Olympics Calvert County Spring Games

     Cheerleaders wildly celebrate every arrival. Family and friends proudly sport shirts touting their favorite competing athlete. Volunteers excitedly welcome all who come.
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You won’t want to miss the ­Southern Maryland Celtic Festival

     Like the village that rises out of the mists in Scotland every hundred years in the 1954 movie Brigadoon, a park in St. Leonard comes alive with the sounds, smells and sights of the oldest Celtic celebration in Maryland. 
      But for just one day.
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Rhode Island crew is on it

      How do you get rid of a boat that has outlived its time?

         They’re not likely on the list of items that can be recycled at a local convenience center.

         Some boats are abandoned; left derelict by owners or lost to storms — creating navigation hazards and causing environmental harm to waterways.

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Your visit is on him thru Easter Sunday

      Here’s an extra incentive to visit a county park this week and enjoy the newly arrived spring weather: You won’t pay the usual entrance fee.

         Speaker of the House Michael Busch, who died April 7, was also an administrator in the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. In his honor, entrance fees at Anne Arundel County parks have been waived through Sunday.

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See the results at CalvART Gallery and Wimsey Cove

         It’s not a simple thing to convince two works of art to begin a dialogue with one another. But two local events are doing just that.

         For Vision of Verses, 15 poets responded to 19 pieces of art created by the CalvART Gallery artists: paintings, ceramic sculpture, stained glass and photography.

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Join Alliance for the Bay’s Project Clean Stream

     Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. 

     One way to get out and enjoy the warm weather is to join in the annual watershed cleanup.

    Volunteers are needed to help Alliance for the Bay’s Project Clean Stream team collect trash.

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Little Mermaid’s sea creatures sing and sign

       Disney’s The Little Mermaid features a unique element when it opens this weekend at Annapolis High School: American Sign Language.

         A complete, complex language all its own, American Sign Language uses signs — made by moving the hands — along with facial expressions and body posture.

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And learn to politely disagree

       A debate on Asian oysters engaged Sunderland Elementary School students in reading, writing and speaking — skills the world’s first universities considered essential for leading and for promoting the best ideas.
      Rising to the challenge, students went beyond arguing pro or con.
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$10K helps make veteran-service dog matches

      Trained to retrieve items, alert their partner to important sounds such as a doorbell or alarm, operate light switches and seek help in an emergency, service dogs help many veterans and first responders with disabilities achieve independence. Partnering with a service dog is free.

       But preparing those dogs is an expensive and specialized business. The cost of the dog, medical fees and training can run close to $25,000.

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At home or on the town

      St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17, is the anniversary of the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Kidnapped as a teen, Saint Patrick was brought to Ireland but eventually escaped to his native Britain. He later returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish. He died in the fifth century. But on March 17, at least in America, everybody is Irish....