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Autonomous vessels may soon sail the seas
Water/Ways Explores Resource that Surrounds Us

 

12-year-old may get to name Mars Rover

A look at ReTooled: The Hechinger Collection at the Mitchell Gallery

Start at home to preserve species from extinction
      It was sobering to read National Geographic’s October issue on animals that have recently gone extinct or will be extinct in the next few years. Large mammals like the northern white rhino, with only two females remaining, are done in by poaching. The smallest dolphin, the vasquita, is dying off as by-catch of gill nets.       Most of the thousands of animals threatened with that permanent disappearance suffer from habitat loss. They have no place to...
Winter Tips for Wellness from Meadow Hill Wellness            Traditional Chinese medicine ­teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. Traditional Chinese medicine says there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits, allowing for a more balanced mind and body.             When these systems were being...

Acupuncture does the trick

A Bay Weekly conversation with Roberto Davis         The envy of yoga class, Roberto Davis, 65, not only torques himself into positions other bodies could only manage with the aid of a rack. He also holds them longer with no more apparent tension than if he were leaning up against a streetlight. Even his yoga teacher, Satyam, marvels at his flexibility.        Yet a couple of months ago, Davis, of Owings, was cutting class, homebound and wincing with a...
Chiropractic patient Janay Thompson answers some common questions
  Bay Weekly What led you to a chiropractor?  Janay Thompson My upper back and shoulders are always tense and tight.    Bay Weekly How would you describe the experience? Janay Thompson The experience was educational. Dr. Silva performed certain exercises with me and gave me exercises to do at home to continue to improve.   Bay Weekly Is it painful at all? Janay Thompson During the appointment there are some parts that are uncomfortable, but no excruciating pain. After...
Two soldiers try to stop a massacre in this World War I drama 
     Lying in a field of wildflowers, lance corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman: The King) and Schofield (George MacKay: A Guide to Second Date Sex) can almost pretend that the world isn’t ending around them. Mere feet away is the mouth of the trenches, a system of rat-infested troughs of rot, despair and mud. Bloodied men limp; others huddle in little coves clawed out of the dirt.       Into this hell comes news that the Germans retreated. The end of the...

As long as you wear the right clothes and enjoy the right sports

     Winter weather can be hard on anglers. It’s discouraging to think of fishing when the early morning light is reflecting off of your iced-up car in the drive.      For many other sportspeople, winter is opportunity knocking. A duck hunter can become elated over an incoming cold front accompanied by some occasional sleet, snow and stiff winds. That’s what brings the birds down from up north to fill our skies and careen among our decoys.  ...

Open them up and dream of spring

     Seed catalogs used to come in the mail after the holidays. Not anymore. This year the inundation started around Thanksgiving. After gardening for more than 40 years, I think every seed company and mail order nursery knows my address. My mailbox seems to explode with catalogs earlier every year.      But once the holidays are over, they’re a welcome reminder that spring is coming in not so many weeks.       One of my favorite catalogs is...

It’s been good to know you

     We are none of us new to shutting doors behind us. As I write this letter, I am on the open side of the door. Once I finish it, I shut the door on Bay Weekly’s long chapter of my life. For I have saved this letter to you as the last thing I will write as editor of Bay Weekly. I’ll not be able to open that door again except through memory. Fond as I am of memory, it is — another truth you and I both know — only a substitute for the real thing.  ...

I grew up alongside you

     Build it and they will come. That’s what we said — my mother Sandra Martin, my stepfather Bill Lambrecht and myself — back in these same end-of-the-year days in 1992, 27 years ago. If it worked for Kevin Costner, it would work for a family of journalists wanting to start their own free community newspaper.       So we built it, and come they did, writers, readers, advertisers, friends, loved-ones for the better part of three decades....
We had our first in 1993; 2020 begins another
      The year was 1993, and change was afoot. Sandra Olivetti Martin had finished managing a weekly in Washington and had turned to freelancing. Alex Knoll had earned his M.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois and joined us in Chesapeake Country. I was just off the campaign trail after covering the winning election of Bill Clinton.       There was hope in the air (unrelated to Clinton talking all the time about Hope, Arkansas, where he was born.)...