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Ornithologist Bruce Beehler delves into his northward journey with spring’s songbirds

     Traveling via car, canoe, bicycle and on foot, Bruce Beehler, a Smithsonian ornithologist, wildlife researcher and lifelong adventurer, followed migrating birds for four months. Starting in late March 2015, he watched birds as they crossed into the U.S. at the southern border and as they traveled through the American heartland to their nesting grounds in the north woods of Ontario. 
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If I got a Ginny doll, I’d never again want for anything. Life would be complete.

     ’Twas the week before Christmas, 1951, when Sandra unleashed a full-fledged crisis on her second grade classmates at Marlboro Elementary, announcing at recess that there was no Santa.
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Way Downstream …

Oh buoy!

      If you’re wondering what that large Coast Guard vessel is doing maneuvering about on the Chesapeake this time of year, we have the answer.

      It’s the James Rankin, and the black-hulled, 175-foot ship has just begun the task of replacing 77 Bay buoys.

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Calvert rallies to bring warmth to kids

      Santa is checking his list, and Jack Frost is nipping at our noses, but it’s hard to bundle up against the cold without the proper gear. Calvert’s new Koats for Kids program hopes to give county kids all the bundling essentials this holiday season.

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AACo Library waives fines for 45,000 patrons

      The holidays came a little early this year for some 45,000 Anne Arundel County Public Library patrons. With the generosity of a converted Ebenezer Scrooge, all overdue fines accumulated between September 24 and December 14 have been waived. 

      “We are happy to offer this gesture of goodwill to our customers who patiently stood by us during our recent cyber attack,” said Library CEO Hampton ‘Skip’ Auld.

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Mickey Cashman to sing at famed Opera House

       The music bug bit Mickey Cashman early and apparently incurably.

       “Some time around third grade, I knew that I wanted to always have music in my life,” the 18-year-old says.

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Even soldiers in Vietnam set the table for a Christmas feast

     Christmas in Vietnam. Say or think what you want about the Army, good morale is what keeps it going. It does everything it can during the holiday season to raise the spirits of the soldiers, many away from home for the first time.
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Franchot applauds local business — and family
      Taking time from his busy fiscal schedule this week, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot took a tour through Deale to visit four family-owned businesses.
      “It’s not easy to be successful, it takes a lot of hard work,” Franchot told Bay Weekly. “I think showing up and recognizing these businesses is a big part of my job.”
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Plans to increase biking gain national attention

     Chesapeake Country isn’t just friendly. We’re also bike friendly.

     So says the League of American Bicyclists which, on December 6, recognized Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award. 

     Both county and city join 464 biking districts across the country.

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New owners at Chesapeake Health and Fitness 

      Two former gym members are living their best lives by helping others do the same as the new owners of Chesapeake Health and Fitness Club in Deale. 

     Kristina Gardiner and Vanessa Runion purchased the club from Linda Strohecker. 

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