Rain threatens to bring down the house at Compass Rose
The set was built, the costumes pressed, the actors over their opening jitters. All that remained was to enjoy the show. Then came the rain. Ticket-holders to Compass Rose’s second performance of Look Homeward Angel were met at the door the rainy night of Saturday, January 11 by apologetic administrators and cast members toting buckets and mops. Founding artistic director Lucinda Merry-Browne spent the dinner hour calling patrons to reschedule reservations....
Calvert Marine Museum adds invader to teach about climate change
The lionfish invasion of Caribbean and southeastern U.S. is coming our way. When Calvert Marine Museum reopens this spring, a lionfish aquarium will show us a 360-degree view of the spiny, brightly colored invader.
If oystering has been your life for more than 40 years, what do you do when age catches up with you?
If you’re Donald Sheckells, you’re still working.
The Shady Side waterman no longer braves winter on the water to harvest oysters. But he’s still shucking and selling them.
Meet Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd … at Sam’s Club
Sue Monk Kidd, author of the bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees, is coming to Annapolis.
She’s selling and signing her newest book, The Invention of Wings, not at familiar book haunts but at Sam’s Club, a newcomer in author appearances.
Baby, it’s cold outside. These record low temperatures are hard on all of us, people and pets. Puppies, kittens and shorthaired animals are especially vulnerable in cold weather.
Keep your pets inside except for quick bathroom breaks. Both dogs and cats can get frostbite. Ears, tails and footpads are most susceptible.
Lineage, the new year’s first show at the ArtWorks@7th Gallery in North Beach, is telling secrets out of school.
Its painters, photographers and potters are the Southern High School art teachers, joining forces in their first faculty-only show.
First-time candidate Mitchelle Stephenson hopes to put her people skills, knowledge of the issues and local contacts to work for voters
You’re more likely to growl your revenge at a politician than kick a dog. Dogs have got a vast grassroots constituency rooting for them. Politicians not so much. On preferential polls, politicians rank below dog poop.
So why would you want such a job?
This election year, Bay Weekly is asking that question of politicians of various stripes. Among them: first timers, try-a-second-timers and winners turned losers trying again.
In New England where I grew up, everyone knew everyone else and you always got a friendly nod or a smile, especially if you were out walking the family pooch or trekking to school in inclement weather. I loved running down country roads, knowing I’d likely see someone I knew at some point along my route.
The Rufous Hummingbird makes another unseasonable appearance
Rufous hummingbirds travel great distances. The red-tinged birds’ migration takes them from their wintering grounds in Mexico and the southern United States to their breeding grounds in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, western Canada and southern Alaska.
They breed farther north than any other hummingbird.
Organize the coming year with one of these Bay calendars
Want to know where you’re headed before the clock strikes midnight on December 31? Buy your calendar now, and you’ll kick off 2014 with map in hand for your new year.
To guide you in a decision that will hang over you for the next 12 months, we reviewed 11 calendars with ties to Maryland and Chesapeake Country, plus the Farmers Almanac calendar, indispensible for Bay gardeners of all skill levels.