%2 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/letter-from-the-editor/all en In Search of My Father http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/search-my-father <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>How much &mdash; or how little &mdash; do we know about the man behind the role?</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>Who was this man I know as my father?<br /> His coincidence with that term is a big deal to me.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;To him, fatherhood was one of a long life&rsquo;s many roles.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In the 36 years before I was born, he was son, grandson, nephew, brother, student, rail-rider, card player, bartender, shore patrolman in the Navy, husband and, as I am now discovering, many things it was not my business to know.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;I shared my half-century with him with people dearer and occupations more pressing.</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/letter-editor/article/search-my-father" 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/driving-old-car-061517.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/search-my-father" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/search-my-father#comments Letter from the Editor Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:32:09 +0000 bayweekly_master 38635 at http://www.bayweekly.com How Did the Turtle Cross the Road? http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/how-did-turtle-cross-road <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>With your help</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>Has the world ever looked more beautiful? Probably, in some pristine past, but in the eye of this beholder, these late days of spring sparkle with perfection &mdash; and when the sun doesn&rsquo;t come out they give us moody skies reflected in shady green.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Who doesn&rsquo;t want to be out in times like this?</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/letter-editor/article/how-did-turtle-cross-road" 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/box-turtle-crossing-road-060117.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/letter-editor/article/how-did-turtle-cross-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/how-did-turtle-cross-road#comments Letter from the Editor Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:35:34 +0000 bayweekly_master 38376 at http://www.bayweekly.com Memorial Day http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/memorial-day-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Honor the holy day. Then celebrate the holiday.</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>Memorial Day is both a holiday and a holy day.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; On the far side of war, it&rsquo;s the holiday beginning summer&rsquo;s season of outdoor living, welcomed with barbecues, crab feasts and pool openings. I&rsquo;m eager to plunge into that season this week or next, weather permitting. Imagining you are too, all of us here are preparing Bay Weekly&rsquo;s indispensible Summer Guide to tuck inside your June 8 paper.</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/letter-editor/article/memorial-day-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/MemorialDay-tombstones-052517.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/memorial-day-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/memorial-day-0#comments Letter from the Editor Fri, 26 May 2017 16:17:54 +0000 bayweekly_master 38256 at http://www.bayweekly.com A Tale of Two Stories http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/tale-two-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>On these, you did your part</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>A couple of recent stories have given us just the response we like to hear: You loved them.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Every Wednesday afternoon, we wash our hands of the next day&rsquo;s paper, just as I&rsquo;m doing today on the paper of May 18, 2017 &mdash; which happens to be one of which we&rsquo;re all proud.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;When our work is done, yours begins. For newspapering is a partnership among those who make it &mdash; writers, editors, photographers, designers, ad reps, advertisers &mdash; and those who read it. We and You.</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> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/tale-two-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/tale-two-stories#comments Letter from the Editor Mon, 22 May 2017 17:31:44 +0000 bayweekly_master 38158 at http://www.bayweekly.com Say Nice Things to Your Mother http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/say-nice-things-your-mother <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Or, if it&rsquo;s too late, about her (in which case you can skip the flowers and candy, or enjoy them yourself)</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>In due to Anna Jarvis, who lobbied for a day to thank our mothers and give women a share of the limelight trained on men, I can think of a couple of good things to say about Mother&rsquo;s Day.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;First, it&rsquo;s broad enough to include us all, for while all of us are not mothers, we all do have mothers.</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/letter-editor/article/say-nice-things-your-mother" 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/MothersDay-051117.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="61" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/say-nice-things-your-mother" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/say-nice-things-your-mother#comments Letter from the Editor Wed, 17 May 2017 14:08:16 +0000 bayweekly_master 38040 at http://www.bayweekly.com Back to the Water http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/back-water-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>We&rsquo;re all drawn into the Chesapeake&rsquo;s force field</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>The Chesapeake runs through us. If we knew rivers better, how they twist and turn and emerge from many places, I could call the inundated bed of the Susquehanna what it is, our river of life. Easier to understand are trees, which stand in one place and let you see them in their enormity, from their great trunks to their spreading limbs branching irrepressibly into twigs and leaves. (Their roots, for the most part, you have to imagine.)</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/letter-editor/article/back-water-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/ZagalskyProject-042717.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"> Brian Zagalsky with his school project on the rockfish moratorium. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/back-water-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/back-water-0#comments Letter from the Editor Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:48:08 +0000 bayweekly_master 37826 at http://www.bayweekly.com Born on Earth Day 23, Bay Weekly Turns 24 on April 22 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/born-earth-day-23-bay-weekly-turns-24-april-22 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Just how different is now from then?</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>When you take time to count, thoughts start tickling your brain.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;That sequence &mdash; 22-23-24 &mdash; which I hadn&rsquo;t noticed until I wrote it down, could start its own numerological train of thought.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Here&rsquo;s another number: 1,219. That&rsquo;s how many editions of Bay Weekly we will have made in the 24 years since we published Vol. 1 No. 1 on Earth Day 23, April 22, 1993.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;What do all those issue amount to? Where did all those years go? How is now different from then?</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/letter-editor/article/born-earth-day-23-bay-weekly-turns-24-april-22" 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/healthy-water-vs-unhealthy-water.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="28" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/born-earth-day-23-bay-weekly-turns-24-april-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/born-earth-day-23-bay-weekly-turns-24-april-22#comments Letter from the Editor Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:12:11 +0000 bayweekly_master 37728 at http://www.bayweekly.com The State We're In http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/state-were <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Balancing valid interests &mdash; without falling off the tightrope</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>In 90 days of deliberations since Jan. 11, the 2017 Maryland General Assembly told us a lot about the state we&rsquo;re in. It&rsquo;s a message bigger than the sum &mdash; and subtraction &mdash; of the parts of the hundreds of laws passed or the 2,000-plus bills bypassed this year.</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/letter-editor/article/state-were" 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/walking-tightrope-041317.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/letter-editor/article/state-were" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/state-were#comments Letter from the Editor Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:41:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 37595 at http://www.bayweekly.com Mastery Comes in Many Forms http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/mastery-comes-many-forms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>You&rsquo;re looking at one of them</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>Mary Davis makes quite the Bay Weekly cover girl.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In one way, you may find her appearance surprising. Yet she&rsquo;s just Bay Weekly&rsquo;s kind of story.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;We&rsquo;re inspired by people who have figured out what matters to them. Swan calling or oyster gardening, community organizing or organic farming, bee keeping or ballroom dancing, body building or poetry proselytizing, opening a new restaurant or keeping up a family gallery, somebody is sure to do it.</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/letter-editor/article/mastery-comes-many-forms" 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-Davis-everyday%20attire.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="77" 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/letter-editor/article/mastery-comes-many-forms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/mastery-comes-many-forms#comments Letter from the Editor Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:24:02 +0000 bayweekly_master 37589 at http://www.bayweekly.com Assisted Living http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/assisted-living <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Bay Weekly&rsquo;s All-Age Guide to Finding the Help You Need</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> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>In this issue, we haven&rsquo;t told you quite everything you need to know to spring into your homestead&rsquo;s seasonal renewal. For that inadequacy, you will be glad. Anymore than we&rsquo;re offering would make you wish for assisted living before your time.</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/letter-editor/article/assisted-living" 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/all-hands-in-033017.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="36" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/assisted-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/letter-editor/article/assisted-living#comments Letter from the Editor Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:09:45 +0000 bayweekly_master 37470 at http://www.bayweekly.com