Good Living http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/features/good-living en Gingerbread Houses http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>It all goes back to Hansel and Gretel</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> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>In one form or another, gingerbread has been popular since at least mediaeval times.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Gingerbread was a favorite treat at festivals and fairs in medieval Europe &mdash; often shaped and decorated to look like flowers, birds, animals or even armor,&rdquo; according to Smithsonian Magazine. &ldquo;Several cities in France and England hosted regular gingerbread fairs for centuries.&rdquo;</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"> Yes </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/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Waddesdon%20Manor-gingerbread-viewer.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/gingerbread-houses#comments Good Living News Regulars Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:59:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 36222 at http://www.bayweekly.com Catch Your Own Crab Feast http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Trotline your way to a pickin&rsquo; party</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> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>Heading out from the ramp in a late morning sortie for white perch, I encountered a solo crabber&rsquo;s boat at the edge of the channel. He was pulling in his trotline from the stern and looked up as my skiff approached.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Seeking info on the crab catch, I gave him the sign language gesture asking how he was doing (arms open and a questioning look on my face). Shaking his head. he indicated problems. I killed my engine and drifted closer.</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"> Yes </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/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/crab-trotline-082516.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="48" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catch-your-own-crab-feast#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Good Living Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:38:57 +0000 bayweekly_master 34504 at http://www.bayweekly.com Everyone Loves a Parade http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Neighbors joining neighbors to celebrate our independence</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is there anything more fun, more moving and more important than a hometown Fourth of July parade? Whether joining the parade or watching it, we celebrate our independence as a nation and as a people.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Across the land, communities large and small decorate themselves, their dogs and conveyances from baby buggies to trikes and bikes to convertibles, tractors, fire engines and floats. In a partnership of faith and delight, we join as one entity united by shared purpose.</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"> Yes </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/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/SevernaPark-float.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="81" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/everyone-loves-parade#comments Good Living News Places Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:32:14 +0000 bayweekly_master 33603 at http://www.bayweekly.com Compost Only Goes So Far http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Sometimes you need fertilizers</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> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Am I an organic gardener? I&rsquo;m often asked that question. I suspect that many who read this column conclude that my frequent reference to composting and compost in gardening means I must be an organic gardener. They seem shocked when I say that I use chemical fertilizers in addition to amending my soils with compost. My reasoning is that of a scientist.</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"> Yes </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/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/fertilizing-potted-plant-060216.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="155" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/compost-only-goes-so-far#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Good Living Green Living Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:21:40 +0000 bayweekly_master 33208 at http://www.bayweekly.com Net a Crab http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Our beautiful swimmers are starting to run</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dennis Doyle&rsquo;s cautious Sporting Life report that crabbing finally &ldquo;may be improving&rdquo; is seconded by commercial crabbers, who are notorious pessimists. Better still, we&rsquo;ve seen chicken-neckers pulling in crabs at local piers.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chicken-necking for Chesapeake Bay blue crabs requires you spend a quiet morning or afternoon alongside the Bay or one of its rivers. It gives you the fun of catching wily crustaceans. Then you get to eat them.</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"> Yes </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/good-living/article/net-crab" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/antique-crab-netter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="112" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/net-crab#comments Good Living Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:33:43 +0000 bayweekly_master 28728 at http://www.bayweekly.com Discover a Bay Beach http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>When you&rsquo;ve found a Chesapeake beach, you&rsquo;ve found a treasure</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>From shells to polished pebbles to driftwood to fossils, Bay beaches aren&rsquo;t just for sunbathing and fishing.</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"> Yes </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/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/beach-kids-061815.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/discover-bay-beach-0#comments Good Living Places Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:35:15 +0000 bayweekly_master 28328 at http://www.bayweekly.com Make Your Christmas Fire-Safe http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A fresh-cut Douglas fir is the safest tree you can buy</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> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Believe me when I say that not all Christmas trees are created equal. I know because I was assigned to set fires under the five most popular Christmas species.</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"> Yes </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/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/flaming-christmas-tree.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/make-your-christmas-fire-safe#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Good Living Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:54:03 +0000 bayweekly_master 20064 at http://www.bayweekly.com Keeping Tabs on Comet ISON http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The interloper visits Spica and Mercury</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> J. Alex Knoll </div> </div> </div> <p>Mercury is putting on its best pre-dawn show of 2013, more than doubling in brightness this week, from +1 magnitude to &ndash;0.5 (each order of magnitude is exponential, so an increase from +1 to 0 is a doubling). Monday marks the innermost planet&rsquo;s greatest elongation &mdash; its farthest point away from the sun as seen from earth and its highest point above the horizon. Mercury rises a little before 6am and climbs nearly 15 degrees above the southeast horizon before the sun rises more than an hour later.</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"> Yes </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/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/skies-111413.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="99" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/sky-watch-j-alex-knoll/article/keeping-tabs-comet-ison#comments Sky Watch by J. Alex Knoll Good Living Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:25:34 +0000 bayweekly_master 19756 at http://www.bayweekly.com A Feat of Mind Over Body http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Mary Davis transformed herself from a pack-a-day smoker to a &shy;winning bikini competitor</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> Alka Bromiley </div> </div> </div> <p>Today&rsquo;s Mary Davis is not the Mary Davis she once was.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Chiseled and ripped, with no body fat that shows in a bikini, the 35-year-old mother and businesswoman is a trophy-winning competitive bodybuilder. This month she competes in the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Catonsville Conquer to add two more trophies to her legend. In last October&rsquo;s competition, she came in second as a Novice, the only category she could enter as a newcomer to the sport.</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/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Mary-with-ropes-Brian%20Schneider%20Photography.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"> &lt;&lt; Brian Schneider Photography &gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/feat-mind-over-body#comments Good Living News People Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:28:58 +0000 bayweekly_master 37591 at http://www.bayweekly.com Sharpen Your Moves http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/sharpen-your-moves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A night on the dance floor in Davidsonville is good exercise and a great bargain</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> Karen Holmes </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in the woods, off a winding country road in Davidsonville, a bunch of happy people are cutting the rug in the former mess hall of a decommissioned Nike missile base.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;It&rsquo;s good times as usual with the Davidsonville Dance Club, which hosts weekly Saturday night dances, evening lessons during the week and occasional weekend workshops. Founded in 1980, the club&rsquo;s membership is about 250, equally balanced between men and women.</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/good-living/article/sharpen-your-moves" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/bachata-032317.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/sharpen-your-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/sharpen-your-moves#comments Good Living News People Places Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:47:05 +0000 bayweekly_master 37339 at http://www.bayweekly.com