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Rich or poor, Owensville ­Primary Care turns no one away

The state has a new, more environmentally friendly way to fight snow and ice

Annapolis hears two powerful local African American choruses in one weekend

"If we don’t tell these stories, no one will know what life was really like"

King’s words resound in drama and music this weekend

Tips to put you on the path to a healthier 2018

The stories behind the businesses in your community

AFC Urgent Care Providing the best patient experience possible, when you need it most      AFC Urgent Care, formerly Doctors Express, is a well-established full-service urgent care center. Husband Rick and I opened our center in Edgewater over five years ago to bring the best possible urgent care to people in and traveling through this centrally located community.       Every patient always sees a fully qualified physician. Digital X-ray and lab services are...

More Do-Not-Sprayers

     Would you pass along this info to all your readers and to Betsy Detwiler, Neeld Estates regarding her thoughtful piece on CIDES Killing Mother Nature.      Yes, Betsy! Plenty of other readers have similar concerns. Please check out Maryland Sierra Club. They have wonderful information on bee-friendly, pesticide-free yards. Specifically contact Ling Tan, Pesticide Issue Chair Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, Ling.Tan@mdsierra.org, 240-244-6855.    ...

The Postcard Finds Another Reader

Re: The Postcard; Sept. 14: www.bayweekly.com/node/39983        Having lunch in Severna Park, I picked up your paper’s Sept. 14 edition. Several articles were quite interesting. However, The Postcard by Sarah Jablon really caught my attention.      I graduated from Frostburg in 1972. One of my favorite classes was Dr. Jablon’s linguistics course. What I learned was extremely useful to me in over 40 years of teaching French and English. Please...

That’s what our businesses are doing. Are we?

     You sailors and wayfarers of Chesapeake Country know what I mean. You’ve traveled long and far, and your journey, if it happens to be for pleasure, is about to cross over into discontent when — in the middle of nowhere — you bump into just the inn, tavern or gas station you’ve been longing for.       I’ve found such places on all my travels — elsewise I suppose I wouldn’t have continued them. Many I’ve...

Not a perfect match but fun to watch

     This historical dramedy returns us to 1973, when Billie Jean King (Emma Stone: La La Land) ranks among the biggest names in tennis — yet earns one of the smallest paychecks. The rationale is that men are more fun to watch — yet women’s events sell as many tickets. To change the status quo, King convinces the female tennis players of southern California to join in a women’s tour.      In turn, powerful tennis figure Jack Kramer (Bill...

Hear those old spectacular songs sung by strong new voices

     When Annie Get Your Gun opened on Broadway in 1946, it was a star vehicle for the brassy, trumpet-voiced Ethel Merman. Irving Berlin’s songs became legendary, from the lively There’s No Business Like Show Business and Anything You Can Do to the romantic They Say It’s Wonderful and I Got Lost in His Arms.      When Merman as Annie sang You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun about her love for hotshot Frank Butler, it was a product of the times....
Your 2017 guide to finding fall fun
     Summer lingered a little longer this year, thanks to Gov. Hogan’s decree that public schools start after Labor Day. We had 13 weeks of sun, fun, beaches and boats. With the children settling back into their routines, we can now look ahead to Chesapeake Country’s best season.       With summer’s humidity wrung out, the air is light, skies often blue and leaves full of color. Autumn is clearly on the horizon.      This...

Beaches, marsh and mountains blaze with color

     Autumn can be a polarizing season, but I have become quite the enthusiast of this time of harvest, leaf peeping and ubiquitous festivals. I like the hot cider and apple fritters, but what I love most are the seasonal changes we can experience in the natural world.      Chesapeake Country is a fine place to experience those changes. The watershed we call home is an enormous place — over 64,000 square miles stretched across six states and Washington, D.C....
First let me thank you for Bay Weekly’s awesome Pet Tales Aug. 10 edition. I also want to tell you about Hillsmere’s successfull implementation of a Community Cat program to reduce the unowned “community” cat overpopulation. Volunteers rallied with the Anne Arundel Cat Coalition, a non-profit spearheaded by Spay Spa Neuter Nook to trap, spay/neuter and rabies vaccinate 36 cats. Half of the cats, mostly kittens and three friendly adults, were adopted. The rest returned to...

Re: Local Artist Paints in Words; Sept. 14: www.bayweekly.com/node/39982

  Our little man loved your article and the drawing in Coloring Corner, as did I. Thank you. Writer Kathy Knotts is one of the few who really got it right. –Michael Bell,  Southern High School arts department chair