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Woman of many faces hops from one century to the next, bringing to life amazing women of history
 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory ­thinking globally, acting locally

Humans may have changed the river over the centuries, but that river can change us, too

Pickleball provides the tennis-type workout without all the stress on the knees from running

Mallows Bay awarded distinction

It's gonna be a long, long time before you see another biopic this good

     Reginald Dwight (Taron Egerton) is a lonely little boy saved by his ear. Neglected by his mother and spurned by his father, little Reg turns to music. When his grandmother realizes he can copy music from the radio on the piano, she suggests lessons.       As a young man, he learns some harsh lessons: No one is interested in talent without a gimmick; being openly gay will kill his career; no one is going to buy an album from someone named Reginald Dwight....

Summer hits Chesapeake Country

 

     In terms of good timing, Bay Weekly’s annual Summer Guide, 101 Ways to Have Fun, is going to prove its value to you right out of the gate. Our 40 pages of fun hit the streets last Thursday in time for summer’s Memorial Day kickoff. The first week of June runs nose and nose with the first week of December as Chesapeake Country’s busiest and most fun-filled.      In case summer is getting ahead of you, let me remind you of good times that can...

Maryland Real ID: Poorly Conceived and Complicated

 

     Relative to the new rigorously enforced Maryland Real ID drivers license requirements:      This is a poorly conceived and complicated process. I have a PhD and have worked for 40 years in my science profession. I completed all the boxes, assembled the documents and scheduled an appointment at Loveville in St Mary’s County for 12:30 on June 25.      But …       The appointment would not “confirm.”...

Overall health still improving

 

     We’re getting our homework done despite Mother Nature’s agenda. So says the recently released 2018 Chesapeake Bay Report Card issued by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.      The Chesapeake Bay score remains a C, though it decreased from 54 percent to 46 percent.      “While 2018 was a difficult year for Chesapeake health due to high rainfall, we are seeing trends that the Bay is still...

Annapolis Styrofoam ban starts Sept. 1

 

      Annapolis is about to wave goodbye to Styrofoam.      The city will prohibit the use of expanded polystyrene in food service businesses starting in September, following the city council’s ban last October.      Included are all restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, vending trucks, food carts and institutional cafeterias.      Use up your current stores of cups, bowls, plates and takeout containers, clamshells and...

These birds like to announce their presence 

 

      Belted kingfishers are common along Maryland’s waterways. But each has a large hunting territory so they are spread out. They seem to fight constantly over space and don’t tolerate one another. They also don’t tolerate people and can be heard screaming what sound like bird obscenities as they fly from human approaches. They also vocalize as they move from one perch to another, announcing their presence to every other animal in the area.  ...

Revelers leave Virginia Bay beach a sad sight

 

      Oh, those Virginians.      Floatopia, the annual Memorial Day weekend bash in the far reaches of Chesapeake Bay, drew hundreds of partiers on Sunday.   But the story afterward was not the good times but the almost incomprehensible amount of trash they left behind at Chic’s Beach.   Virginia Beach Public Works employees and volunteers collected two tons of just about every variety of beach and party gear imaginable, from clothing and towels to...

It’s all counted in Chesapeake Bay Coastal Inventory

 

      “To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering,” conservationist Aldo Leopold’s advised.      In applying that precaution to Chesapeake Bay, the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences has inventoried 60 million linear feet of tidal shoreline. Bay waters meet almost 7,500 miles of land in Virginia and 4,000 in Maryland.      Accounted for are every beach, breakwater, bulkhead, boathouse, ramp, dock...

Experience the culture’s diversity at this annual festival 

 

      At the Annapolis Greek Festival, something magical happens. You become Greek for a day.      Hosted by the Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Riva Road from Thursday, May 30 to the following Sunday, the festival thrusts you into a makeshift Greek homeland. In this land, you’ll find more than 30 Greek foods and dishes, as well as four dance groups, two bands and vendors selling unique arts and crafts.      “Our...

New Crooked Fest is an old school good time

A Bay Weekly conversation with Crooked Crab Brewery founder Daniel Messeca

 

Bay Weekly Crooked Fest June 1 is a whole new entry in Chesapeake Country’s calendar of festivals. Tell us its story. Daniel Messeca My partners in Crooked Crab Brewery and I wanted to create a really fun event to celebrate our other two great loves besides beer: music and community.      Music is especially important to me as partner Alex Josephs and I are both guitarists and have been playing together for over 16 years. I feel it’s my duty to showcase some of...