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Edgewater teen raises big bucks with 5K fundraiser to fight angioma

      Seventeen-year-old fundraising phenomenon Zachary Brown has walked his way to $100,000 over the past five years.        The South River High School junior earned recognition as one of Maryland’s two top youth volunteers of 2018. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards presented Brown with an engraved medal on April 5.        After suffering two strokes at the age of 10, Brown was diagnosed with cavernous angioma, a blood...

How those federal millions help the Bay

      When the federal budget request for 2018 proposed to eliminate funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Bay-lovers were alarmed. The EPA’s Bay program is “the glue that holds the state/federal partnership together,” in the analysis of Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker. EPA program office money is the primary source of support for coordinating, monitoring and modeling progress toward Bay restoration...

Each bird’s return to Chesapeake Country is an odyssey

       The osprey is a unique bird, no exaggeration. The fish hawk has a unique taxonomy, a genus of its own.        Part of what makes them unique is their fishing style. Osprey can hover in place without a wind, go into a dive headfirst and — right before impact — put their talons down to lock them into a fish.        Osprey flourish on all warm continents, and in the northeastern U.S. they have developed a unique life...

How government works for us in Maryland

       It’s easy to be cynical about government.       We never have to wait long for a new example of a politician behaving badly. No doubt, if we were under such scrutiny as they, our own faults would get similar publicity. Still, politics is a stage where drama is acted out in clearer outlines and bolder colors than in ordinary life. So many big egos in one place, with so much power and often wealth at stake, you get, if not Shakespeare, at least...
More Tragedy Due to Booth Re www.bayweekly.com/node/42655       Great article on the Flight of John Wilkes Booth by Marjie Riordan. It arrived on the very day I finished writing the last chapters in my forthcoming book, Anaconda’s Tail: The Civil War in Southern Maryland and the Potomac Frontier, 1861-1865, on that very subject. A forgotten component of those momentous few days in American history was the terrible Black Diamond Disaster on the Potomac.      ...

Rockfish regulation clarification

      Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has withdrawn its proposed emergency rockfish regulation modifications for the 2018 May season, citing confusion caused by the proposed new J-hook requirements. That leaves the current regulations in effect until further notice.       My understanding is that to avoid that confusion, DNR will do three things: 1. Issue emergency regulations mandating non-offset circle hooks for chumming and live-lining from the...

Either poison the root stem now, or wait until summer to spray the leaves

       Is poison ivy getting the best of you? Are you afraid that English ivy, crawling up the trunks of  your trees, is going to kill them?        Trying to kill them by digging the roots out of the ground is futile. Allowing even a small  piece of root to remain in the ground will result in the sprouting of a new plant.        The sure method of killing poison ivy and English ivy vines clinging to tree trunks or telephone...

Dogs are always our best friends, even when we’re not theirs 

        When an epidemic of canine flu threatens the population of a Japanese town, the mayor (voiced by Kunichi Nomura: The Grand Budapest Hotel) decrees that all dogs be banished to the town’s offshore landfill, Trash Island.       People are upset. Scientists are ignored despite their claim to have cured the flu. Is there a conspiracy led by a cat-loving crime family?       The dogs, for their part, want to go home to their...

If you need a few laughs — and who doesn’t — grab your ticket 

         Colonial Players’ Lucky Stiff, a musical and comic charmer, is organized chaos. It takes precision to do comedy right. Director Eric Hufford’s production is laugh-out-loud funny not just because of the material — c’mon, if you read a story about a dead guy being shown around Monaco in a wheelchair, would you have laughed? — but because Hufford and his multi-talented, multi-character cast of 12 bring the story to life in...

Our heritage, our legacy

      Anne Arundel County’s celebration of Maryland Day, officially March 25, shifts to a hopefully sunnier, warmer weekend this year.       April 6 thru 8, we celebrate our shared stake in the territory and body politic planted 384 years ago on March 25, 1634, when Lord Baltimore’s colonists made land on a tiny island in a big river in an unknown world: Maryland Day.       Friday thru Sunday, honor the anniversary of our state by...