%2 http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/correspondence/all en Snow Birds Need Your Help http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/snow-birds-need-your-help <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Margaret A. Barker </div> </div> </div> <p>Kudos to everyone for feeding the birds during and now after Snowzilla.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Studies have found that when deep snow covers many birds&rsquo; natural food, our handouts increase their survival.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/correspondence/article/snow-birds-need-your-help" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/wtsparrow.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White-throated sparrow. &lt;&lt;photo by Adam S. Frankel&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/snow-birds-need-your-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/snow-birds-need-your-help#comments Correspondence Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:27:23 +0000 bayweekly_master 31575 at http://bayweekly.com USCG Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla Donates 700-plus Pounds of Food http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/uscg-auxiliary-drum-point-flotilla-donates-700-plus-pounds-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Connie Cosgrove </div> </div> </div> <p>For the third year the Coast Guard Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla has come together to help those less fortunate by sponsoring a food drive within their unit for Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Members of the unit donated 67.2 pounds of non-perishable food items that would supplement a turkey for Thanksgiving. They also donated $140, which according to Patty Fiegel from the pantry, will supply another 700 pounds of food, which equates to five pounds of food for every dollar donated.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/correspondence/article/uscg-auxiliary-drum-point-flotilla-donates-700-plus-pounds-food" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/fooddelivery-111915.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="69" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/uscg-auxiliary-drum-point-flotilla-donates-700-plus-pounds-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/uscg-auxiliary-drum-point-flotilla-donates-700-plus-pounds-food#comments Correspondence Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:10:47 +0000 bayweekly_master 30871 at http://bayweekly.com From Dream Captain to Charter Captain http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/dream-captain-charter-captain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fourteen new charter captains earned their certificates in the 12-week Charter Captain Course taught by Captains Ken Daniel and Bill Tyndall of Cambridge.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The course, originally started in 1951 by Capt. E.L. Thomas, was the first Coast Guard-approved Captain School in the area. It still differs from other courses on the market because of its quality instruction and thorough coverage. The school is Coast Guard-approved to teach and test for the OUPV (six-pack) license and up to 100-gross-ton Master&rsquo;s Near Coastal license.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/correspondence/article/dream-captain-charter-captain" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/captains-graduates-101515.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="80" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seven of the new captains and their instructors, left to right: Stephen Principe, Gary ­Walters, William Clifton, Ron Ayers, Lisa Cozza, Harvey Waller, Thomas Miller, Instructor: Captain Bill Tyndall, Instructor: Captain Ken Daniel. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/dream-captain-charter-captain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/dream-captain-charter-captain#comments Correspondence Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:07:55 +0000 bayweekly_master 30083 at http://bayweekly.com Lending Oysters a Hand http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/lending-oysters-hand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> George Steiner </div> </div> </div> <p>I couldn&rsquo;t agree more with <a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/node/30053">Jeffrey H. Horstman&rsquo;s Oct. 1 letter, Save the Ugly Oyster</a>. Science tells us that this creature is a real champion in cleaning the Bay&rsquo;s water. At a time when great effort and expense is being undertaken to clean up the Bay, it makes no sense to remove any oysters from its waters. Instead, we should be doing all we can to increase the oyster population.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/lending-oysters-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/lending-oysters-hand#comments Correspondence Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:09:19 +0000 bayweekly_master 30084 at http://bayweekly.com Save the Ugly Oyster http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/save-ugly-oyster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jeffrey H. Horstman </div> </div> </div> <p>Maryland&rsquo;s Department of Natural Resources has proposed new regulations to open more of the Chesapeake Bay to oyster harvesting this fall. These areas were intentionally set aside to protect and increase the Chesapeake&rsquo;s precious oyster populations. Imagine if it was tree frogs, clown fish or baby seals being overharvested: Public protest would be loud, proud and effective. Just like with those animals, removing existing protections for oysters should evoke an outcry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/save-ugly-oyster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/save-ugly-oyster#comments Correspondence Wed, 14 Oct 2015 16:01:27 +0000 bayweekly_master 30053 at http://bayweekly.com Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Welcomes Visitors http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/thomas-point-shoal-lighthouse-welcomes-visitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Bobbie Carew </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is a Chesapeake Bay treasure that belongs to all of us. It has a wonderful history and still stands where it always has on Thomas Point on the South River&rsquo;s northern shore at the entrance to the Bay. It is listed on the National Historic Register as the last remaining screw-pile-style lighthouse in its original location and still an active aid to navigation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/correspondence/article/thomas-point-shoal-lighthouse-welcomes-visitors" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/thomas_point_shoal_lighthouse-082715.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/thomas-point-shoal-lighthouse-welcomes-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/thomas-point-shoal-lighthouse-welcomes-visitors#comments Correspondence Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:04:19 +0000 bayweekly_master 29179 at http://bayweekly.com Animal Intelligence? http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/animal-intelligence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Examples are all around us</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Bill Rynone </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A friend&rsquo;s statement that animals do not have intelligence gnawed at me. Finally I concluded that the problem was how we interpret the meaning of intelligence. Since I am not a researcher of animal traits, the best I can do to exemplify my belief that animals do have a level of intelligence is to resort to anecdotes of animal behavior.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/correspondence/article/animal-intelligence" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/studying_puppies-081315.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/animal-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/animal-intelligence#comments Correspondence Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:14:41 +0000 bayweekly_master 29067 at http://bayweekly.com One Less Snakehead in Lusby http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/one-less-snakehead-lusby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Robert Oyaski </div> </div> </div> <p>On May 26, I caught a massive 30-inch, 12-pound snakehead right here in Lusby. I took it home and filleted it. I fish for snakehead every chance I get because not only do they taste excellent but also are, in my opinion, the best fight in freshwater around my area.</p> <p style="text-align: right;"><em>&ndash;Robert Oyaski, Lusby</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/correspondence/article/one-less-snakehead-lusby" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/robert_oyaski_with_snakehead.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="87" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/one-less-snakehead-lusby#comments Correspondence Sat, 13 Jun 2015 22:58:35 +0000 bayweekly_master 28245 at http://bayweekly.com Our Creek Passed the Ice Test http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/our-creek-passed-ice-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Mike Strandquist </div> </div> </div> <p>I have told my children many stories about the way life in Annapolis was back in the 1960s and &rsquo;70s. I grew up in a neighborhood where there was water access at the head of a creek: Romar Drive on Aberdeen Creek. I remember catching crabs off the community pier pilings the first week we lived here. When I caught my first doubler, I was shown the difference between a male and a female. &ldquo;You can&rsquo;t keep the female.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/correspondence/article/our-creek-passed-ice-test" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/kids_posing_on_ice.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/our-creek-passed-ice-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/our-creek-passed-ice-test#comments Correspondence Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:25:47 +0000 bayweekly_master 26978 at http://bayweekly.com Celebrating a February 28 Birthday http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/celebrating-february-28-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> John O’ Hara </div> </div> </div> <p>On February 28, 1994, my granddaughter was born six weeks premature in Anne Arundel Medical Center. Katie weighed less than five pounds and had a mild case of jaundice. Because she was such a preemie, for four weeks they kept her in the hospital, where she was initially connected to several devices. I credit the nurses and staff at the hospital for their excellent skills and care in ensuring that she survived those early weeks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/celebrating-february-28-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/correspondence/article/celebrating-february-28-birthday#comments Correspondence Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:18:57 +0000 bayweekly_master 26823 at http://bayweekly.com