view counter

Odds are, yours is, too

Follow the birds to find the action

A light historical comedy in search of deeper meaning

My homes are united by festivals, but oh for an oyster!

Time to Remember Rachel Carson
     I read Are Our-CIDES Killing Mother Nature in Bay Weekly’s September 14 Our Say and thought of marine biologist, author and environmentalist Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring, written while she lived in Maryland. It was published 55 years ago last month.      The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons is hosting the play A Sense of Wonder: Life and Works of Rachel Carson. Actress Kaiulani Lee lives in Arlington, VA, (often teaching at George...

Two Cheers for Local Business Guide

In the old neighborhood the other day, I picked up a copy of Bay Weekly. The local business issue was superb. There’s a story behind all those who buy — and don’t buy — ads. I bet it will bring the “never-buy-ads” folks to rethink their “business plan.”  –Pat Piper, Arlington, VA   Just finished this week’s [September 28] Bay Weekly and was delighted with the content. When I first arrived in the area, I didn’t know...

She was a publicist who knew how to pitch her cause

     I said good-bye to a friend this week. Not that I was alone.       Mavis Glander Daly made many friends in her 93 years on this earth. Generations gathered at her farewell. Looking over her beloved Chesapeake watershed — a far sight from her homeland of Montana and South Dakota — from the West River Center, we reflected on what she’d meant to us.       Memorials like this are enlightening and endearing as each speaker...

Two strangers battle the elements and their feelings in this romantic drama

     A snowstorm has ruined plans for Alex (Kate Winslet: Collateral Beauty) and Ben (Idris Elba: The Dark Tower). Flights are cancelled, rental cars are booked and the airport is buried. Photojournalist Alex is trying to get home to New York for her next day wedding. Neurosurgeon Ben hopes to make it back to Baltimore for a critical operation.      Brought together by mutual desperation, they form a plan: Charter a small plane to fly them out of the storm’s...

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....