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21 New Captains; Will You Be Next?

      Twenty one students graduated in December from Charter Captain Courses. They earned their certificates in the 12-week course taught by Captains Ken Daniel and Bill Tyndall of Cambridge. Graduation was held on the Dorothy Megan paddle wheeler at Suicide Bridge Restaurant.
New Quilt of Valor Warms ­Centenarian Kermit Dyke        Faith and Freedom in Calvert County has awarded its first quilt to World War II veteran Kermit Dyke, 104 years young, on December 22 at the Asbury Retirement Center in Solomons. Mr. Dyke started his career in 1932 as a sergeant in the California National Guard and retired in 1962 as a full colonel from the U.S. Air Force. LCPL Charles Hendrix, USMC, and PFC Esther Tippet, U.S. Army, wrapped the quilt around Mr. Dyke.
PG Shelter Volunteer Training Packed       Kudos to the animal-loving Bay Weekly readers who showed up at the Prince George’s County animal shelter in Upper Marlboro three days before Christmas. I was nervous heading to the shelter this morning, but my hopes were high. Bay Weekly and its readers made me proud :-)      Thanks for running my letter Dec. 13.  Everybody working together is going to really make a difference. 
More Animal Lovers Needed
Another Living Veteran of the Battle of the Bulge Remembering the Battle of the Bulge: Two men who were there reminisce: Nov. 8, 2018,        I found Bill Sells’ Nov. 8 story on the Battle of the Bulge very interesting.
Building skills to open new worlds
       There is much to be thankful for on my second Thanksgiving in Armenia.     Emilia is studying at Cambridge University, sent on her way with support from Chesapeake Country. One of Armenia’s brightest and best, she is one of only 12 students from all over the world offered the chance to study veterinary medicine at the world’s oldest university this year.
Our Favorite Periodical         Your newspaper has taken on a new look with a new dimension, and I am really enjoying it. Every issue follows a theme and all the articles connect. Recently, the Bay Weekly featured articles on senior living and retirement. Then we read many articles on Fall Fix-Up that offered many helpful hints to motivate your readers.  
More on the Ships at Mallows Bay RE: The Many Ghosts of Mallows Bay, Oct. 25, 2018,       I enjoyed Warren Lee Brown’s Oct. 25 article The Many Ghosts of Mallows Bay, which was both well researched and written.
Where to Find Enough Said       Hello. I am writing to Bay Weekly to see if you may know where I would be able to purchase several copies of Dr. Francis Gouin’s book Enough Said! A Guide to Gardening through the Seasons.  I have been unable to find it on Amazon or other web locations. I know Dr. Gouin was a past author for your weekly newspaper. Thank you in advance for your time and any help you can provide.
Local Business Guide Hit the Spot        I’ve been meaning to thank you for the Local Business Guide [July 19]. It was great and so useful. I really do appreciate it.        Also, in the same issue, you told your story about growing up in University City. I grew up in the 1950s in St. Louis, too, in Affton. I am so glad I grew up then and there. My neighborhood was a good one, too. You brought back fond memories. Thanks for that, too.