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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.
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Mallows Bay awarded distinction

It’s almost official. Maryland’s Mallows Bay will be the first new national marine sanctuary in almost 20 years. On July 8, the designation was announced by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the state of Maryland and Charles County. As what’s working behind the scenes here is bureaucracy at its best, the sanctuary designation will not be effective until after 45 more days of continuous session of Congress.
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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.
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After more than a century in the water, keeping Thomas Point alive is no easy task 

 

      As Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse loomed ever closer in the brackish waters of Chesapeake Bay, John Potvin placed one leg on the edge of Audacious, a pristine white deadrise.

     The fishing boat’s engine roared and sputtered as it neared the historic landmark: a towering, red-and-white circular house squating on crisscrossed metal beams. 

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Gov. Hogan gearing up for Bay battle

 

     We soon may see how much clout GOP Gov. Larry Hogan has in Washington Republican circles.

     Last week, the Democratic-run U.S. House upped to $85 million next year’s allocation for the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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For 457 Hondurans, Prince Frederick Rotary’s simple solution is salvation

 

      “Water is the driving force of all nature,” Leonardo da Vinci said.

      Yet 663 million of us do not have access to safe, clean water, according to thirstproject.org.

     In Honduras, 457 people now have access to water that is safe to drink, cook with and bathe in, thanks to a partnership between two Rotary Clubs, Prince Frederick and La Paz, Honduras.

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Potomac gives up 376,933 pounds

 

     Giant tires, propane gas tanks and shopping carts bogged down with mud.

    Trash-picking volunteers found this trash and more in the littered waters of the Potomac River at the 31st annual Watershed Cleanup. The Alice Ferguson Foundation initiative sent out 9,745 volunteers between mid-March and late-May. They scooped 376,933 pounds of trash into garbage bags.

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  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.

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We’re meeting our reduction goals, Bay Foundation says

     Of the six Bay states, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia produce roughly 90 percent of the pollution.

    To control Bay pollution, the EPA Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint of 2010 sets limits for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment. By 2025, all Bay jurisdictions must have in place the practices and policies necessary to meet the Bay’s pollution limits.

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Thunderstorms on the Bay

 

      Our Chesapeake Bay is not among the world’s most dangerous places to sail. It is not the Somali coast or Cape Horn. But in an instant, a peaceful outing can confirm the old saying that sailing is often hours of boredom punctuated by moments of terror.

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