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Unity Gardens grants grow leaders, plants, flowers

    Plants and flowers aren’t the only things that grow in a garden. Leadership and civic involvement can also bloom. That’s a motivating idea behind Unity Gardens, a nonprofit that backs its philosophy with dollars.
    “We want projects that build community partnerships, bringing in volunteers and creating opportunities for leaders to emerge and take on new projects,” says Unity executive director Barbara Dowling.
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Then help your neighbors keep our forests healthy

    Mythology gave each of nature’s kingdoms its guardian. Forests and trees had Dryads, with oak trees having their own special nymphs, the Hamadryades.
    Act quickly and you can step up as a modern guardian, training in a class of 25 as a Maryland Woodland Steward in a three-and-a-half day seminar October 4 to 7 at Shepherd’s Spring Center near Sharpsburg,
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Way Downstream…

    An update comes from the Eastern Shore on the immigration woes of crab houses.
    We reported recently on complaints from family-owned seafood houses about the lack of crab-pickers as a result of a shortage of H-2B visas.
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The 3,100-mile charity challenge ends in Annapolis this week

    Feet pedaling and hearts racing, some 1,300 cyclists from all over the world and all walks of life challenge themselves in the Race Across America from Oceanside, California, to Annapolis City Dock.
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Dad in the Moment

An album of Father’s Day memories

The man you know as father surpasseth understanding — at least your understanding. As his child, you are condemned to viewing him through the lens of that relationship — to you, all-important. But he puts on roles like shirts.

On the other hand, you have captured him in the clarity of a million brilliant moments. For this collection of Father’s Day memories, we asked readers, writers, friends and strangers to share with us one indelible image.

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They’re singing these songs to save lives

One Calvert County concert series has raised more than $30,000 for breast health — with no signs of relenting.

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Homage to a father who greatly influenced my life

At a 120 pounds wet out of the bathtub, my dad, Romeo Joseph Gouin, was made of skin, bone, muscle and tendons but no fat.

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It’s Time to Vote! 
      Early voting begins Thursday, June 14 and runs through Thursday, June 21 every day from 10am to 8pm.
–Del. Nic Kipke, District 31B
 
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Fishing’s unpredictable, so you need to be able to adapt

       We were drifting inside of the green channel marker off of Podickery Point when my son got a quizzical look on his face. Staring at the rapidly turning spool of his reel Harrison said, “I think I’m hung up.”
     “No, I don’t think so,” I replied. “Give it a minute.” The spool stopped for a beat, then started up again even faster.
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Homage to a father who greatly influenced my life

      At 120 pounds wet out of the bathtub, my dad, Romeo Joseph Gouin, was made of skin, bone, muscle and tendons, but no fat.
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