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Readers shared their stories — and pictures — of animal companionship. The stories are wonderful; they'll bring tears to your eyes and laughter to your heart and lips.

           

Professional insights into caring for your animal companions

Convenient Care Mobile ­Veterinary Service Don’t fight to get your pet to the vet Never again do you need to lie to your pet, disguising a trip to the dreaded vet’s office as an outing in the park.

A thrifty couple’s guide to having your cake and eating it, too

Come this fall, I am officially adding strategic planner to my resume. After moving, working two jobs and planning a wedding from 700 miles away, I’ve earned it.

We asked, and Bay Weekly readers delivered, with dozens of great nuptial photos and wedding day memories.

Richard Acuti and Melissa Boyle Married October 17, 2015, at Cove Point Lighthouse. We wed on the banks of the Chesapeake. One special memory from the day would be the love of brisk Bay breezes! Attached is photo from inside the lighthouse tower.

               

Adventure Camp Action-packed days filled with adventure will give your child a new experience remembered for years to come.

The stories behind the restaurants — and the people who make them

Bay Weekly’s annual Dining Guide will make you hungry. This Guide will also fascinate you. Behind every restaurant is a human story with family history, sometimes going back generations. Others are success ­stories of a single generation. Many are the realized dreams of people who always wanted to own a restaurant.     The people behind these stories entrust their futures to the food they cook and the service they provide. Your satisfaction is their success.

Bay Weekly's Health Guide provides expert tips for you (and your animal companions)

And the Winners Are ...

We’ve saved the best for last.     That’s Best of the Bay, Bay Weekly’s 18th annual report on what and who gives you the most ­satisfaction in Chesapeake Country.     I love this issue because of its scope.     First, Bay Weekly’s Best of the Bay encompasses more than 200 ­categories ranging from Best Crab Soup, Best Overall Restaurant, Best Gift Shop, Best View and many more.

The view was breathtaking — until the sun set, leaving us alone with a guide we didn’t know

It was late afternoon when I caught up with Sharon in the hotel bar. She was the roommate assigned to me by the travel company that ran my 1974 trip to Spain and Portugal. A teacher from New Jersey, she was older than me by 15 years, and, I thought, more worldly wise.     She was chatting with a man whom she introduced as Robert, a ­fellow American. “He’s an archeologist,” she told me. “He’s working on an old castle that’s not yet open to the public. Want to ride out with us and take a look?”