Things http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/features/things en Use Your Talents to Help the Bay http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/use-your-talents-help-bay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sign on for the DataBay Reclaim the Bay Innovation Challenge</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> Bob Melamud </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It&rsquo;s the irony of our modern technological society. For most of history, we have craved more facts, more data. We had no problem putting these data to good use as fast as we gathered 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/things/article/use-your-talents-help-bay" 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/reclaim_the_bay.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/use-your-talents-help-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/use-your-talents-help-bay#comments Things Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:46:06 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23318 at http://www.bayweekly.com Five Ways to Beat the Heat http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/five-ways-beat-heat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Have fun even with a sizzling sun</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> Madeline Hughes </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>1.</strong> Breezy Bay Fun: You can catch a crisp breeze on the water. Climb aboard The Tennison for a Historic Sunset Cruise out of Solomons July 19, Aug. 9 and Sept. 6 or the skipjack Dee of St. Mary&rsquo;s July 26, Aug. 23 and Sept. 13 (<a href="http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com" title="www.calvertmarinemuseum.com">www.calvertmarinemuseum.com</a>). Lift a glass at the Wine in the Wind cruise out of Annapolis Aug.</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/things/article/five-ways-beat-heat" 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/solomons_historic_cruise.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/five-ways-beat-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/five-ways-beat-heat#comments Things Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:12:37 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23320 at http://www.bayweekly.com One Old Turtle http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/one-old-turtle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Calvert Marine Museum chips away at 58 million years</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> Michelle Steel </div> </div> </div> <p>Persistence pays off. That&rsquo;s the case with retired farmer Bernard Kuehn of Accokeek.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;After 30-plus years combing the stream bed running through his farmland for fossilized sharks&rsquo; teeth, Kuehn hit the jackpot this month.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;He discovered the soft-shell turtle fossil that lived over 58 million years ago in the Paleocene epoch.</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/creature-feature/article/one-old-turtle" 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/turtle_fossil_accokeek.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/one-old-turtle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/one-old-turtle#comments Creature Feature News Things Thu, 29 May 2014 16:18:38 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 22410 at http://www.bayweekly.com A Ghost Story http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/ghost-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Spirits of the &shy;Rising Sun Inn</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> as told to Diana Dinsick </div> </div> </div> <p>Had I never lived in Crownsville&rsquo;s historic Rising Sun Inn, I&rsquo;d have scoffed at folks who believed in the supernatural. But once my brother and I rented the Inn and moved in, peculiar things started that we couldn&rsquo;t quite explain away.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Take the day our buddy&rsquo;s girlfriend fled our housewarming party, screaming in terror.</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/history-lore/article/ghost-story" 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/Rising-Sun-Inn-old-102716.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/history-lore/article/ghost-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/ghost-story#comments History & Lore Places Things Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:58:37 +0000 bayweekly_master 35438 at http://www.bayweekly.com The World Is Their Oyster http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/world-their-oyster <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Shady Side fifth-graders saving the Bay one handful of spat at a time</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> Tom Hall </div> </div> </div> <p>Some Southern Anne Arundel County students are taking the adage bloom where you&rsquo;re planted more than a few steps further. Fifth-graders at Shady Side Elementary are planting oysters to help restore the Bay&rsquo;s oyster population.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;We need oysters to clean the Bay,&rdquo; said Lacey Wilde, 11, the daughter and granddaughter of working watermen.</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-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Beall empties a bucket of diluted oyster larvae into a tank of Bay water and reclaimed oyster shells. The larvae will attach to the shell and grow into spat, then oysters. One handful of oyster larvae, above, will produce 3.5 million oysters. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/world-their-oyster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/good-living/article/world-their-oyster#comments Good Living Green Living People Places Things Fri, 27 May 2016 15:02:55 +0000 bayweekly_master 33085 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/ghost-fleet-mallows-bay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Ships&rsquo; graveyard possible National Marine Sanctuary site</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> Emily Myron </div> </div> </div> <p>The Potomac River continues to bear the legacy of World War I &mdash; which ended 97 years ago this week &mdash; in one of the Chesapeake watershed&rsquo;s secret places, Mallows Bay.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Tucked into the coastline of Charles County, Mallows Bay is the final resting place for 88 World War I wooden steamships of the U.S. Emergency Fleet. Built between 1917 and 1919, these ships were to supply European and American troops with much-needed supplies.</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/history-lore/article/ghost-fleet-mallows-bay" 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/mallows_bay_ghost_fleet-111215.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" 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"> The Ghost Fleet includes more than 185 documented vessels, making up the largest assemblage of shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/ghost-fleet-mallows-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/ghost-fleet-mallows-bay#comments History & Lore News Places Things Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:37:27 +0000 bayweekly_master 30781 at http://www.bayweekly.com 15,000 Little Free Libraries and Counting http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mine makes 15,001</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> Lucia St. Clair Robson </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Five years ago in Wisconsin, Todd Bol built a model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former teacher. He installed it on a post in his front yard and filled it with books to give away. It was such a hit with his neighbors that he built and gave away several more, each with a sign that read free books.</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/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting" 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/arnold_little_library.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/books/article/15000-little-free-libraries-and-counting#comments Books Things Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:37:26 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23485 at http://www.bayweekly.com Douse Your Thirst Supporting The Men and Women Who Douse Fires http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/douse-your-thirst-supporting-men-and-women-who-douse-fires <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Satisfy thirst and more at the Mid-Atlantic Brewsic Festival and Fire Truck Show</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> Bob Melamud </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When my wife married me many decades ago, she assumed I would outgrow my childhood fascination with fire engines. I haven&rsquo;t; I won&rsquo;t; and this weekend I will satisfy my inner child at the Mid-Atlantic Brewsic Festival and Fire Truck Show. I&rsquo;m going Saturday for the fire trucks and the music.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;For most people, Brewsic will be about the brews. Lovers of craft beers will think they&rsquo;ve gone to heaven; people who tend to old favorites like Budweiser can see what all the fuss is about.</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/things/article/douse-your-thirst-supporting-men-and-women-who-douse-fires" 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/brewsic-fire-engines.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/douse-your-thirst-supporting-men-and-women-who-douse-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/douse-your-thirst-supporting-men-and-women-who-douse-fires#comments Things Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:35 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23393 at http://www.bayweekly.com Pride of Baltimore II http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/pride-baltimore-ii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sailing into your ken</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> Madeline Hughes </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; If you&rsquo;re looking, you, like John O. Rogers, of Churchton, might find <em>Pride of Baltimore II</em> sailing into your Chesapeake viewshed. On Monday July 7, Pride set sail south, leaving Baltimore for Piscataway Park on the Potomac in Prince Georges County. She arrives Thursday, July 10, to join in Celebrating the Potomac on Saturday July 12. Deck tours are free from 11am to 5pm, with a $65 special sail (w/age discounts) later that evening (<a href="http://www.pride2.org" title="www.pride2.org">www.pride2.org</a>).</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/things/article/pride-baltimore-ii" 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/pride_by_john_rogers.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/pride-baltimore-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/pride-baltimore-ii#comments Things Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:55:52 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23191 at http://www.bayweekly.com World Cup Surprise http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/world-cup-surprise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kings fall, peasants rise</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> Andrew Wildermuth </div> </div> </div> <p>Another wild week of World Cup action, with loads of goals, last-minute rallies and unprecedented upsets.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Spain has been dethroned, eliminated from the tournament at the hands of high-flying Netherlands and red-hot Chile. After Monday&rsquo;s meaningless win against Australia, the conquistadors walked off the pitch with their heads low and crowns removed. World Cup 2014 was an utter failure for the 2010 champions.</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/things/article/world-cup-surprise" 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/soccer.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/world-cup-surprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/things/article/world-cup-surprise#comments Things Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:09:55 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 22925 at http://www.bayweekly.com