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2000 Was a Very Full — and a Very Fast — Year.
Before it gets away, here’s a last look at the People, Places, Phenomenon and Adventures of Chesapeake Country 2000

The Places of Bay Weekly 2000

Brightest Lights on Chesapeake Bay
by Connie Darago with Christy Grimes and M.L. Faunce

Many of Chesapeake Country's old guiding lights are facing rough seas. In these dark days of winter, Bay Weekly took a look at 10 lights in the mid-Chesapeake - roughly from Annapolis to Point Lookout in St. Mary's County - to see how these Bay icons are faring these days.

The Historic Gardens of London Town
by Christy Grimes

Next time your migraines kick in, try packing yarrow leaves up your nose. That's how colonial settlers at London Town handled the problem. You can also use it to dye your socks yellow or even gray-green. In early Maryland, you hung onto your garden for dear life.

Now yarrow is one of over two dozen medicinal plants the London Town staff has collected for their Richard Hill Garden of Medicinal Plants.

North Beach Reborn - Mayor Mark Frazer Talks about the Bright Future of the Beloved Beach Resort
by Sandra Martin

It's not the same old North Beach.

At 100 years old, North Beach is becoming Chesapeake Country's first 21st century small town. "What's happening now is more than a revitalization. It's a rebirth," says Mayor Mark Frazer.

Preserving Maryland's Patrimony - Skipjacks Sail into a Brighter Future
by M.L. Faunce

Rebecca Ruark hit bottom on the way to her relaunching. Now other skipjacks won't have to fall quite so far. Maryland's aging and fragile skipjack fleet has moved one step farther from oblivion thanks to recommendations by the Save our Skipjacks Task Force of the Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000.

At Home on the Porch ~ Rediscovering the Best Room in the House
by Darcey Dodd

Porches are popping up all over America.

"It's sort of a retro, nostalgic thing," says University of Utah consumer policy professor John Burton, who happens to be Bill Burton's younger brother as well as the lead researcher in a study of the uses of porches in modern times.

Still Lighting the Way
At 172
Years Old, Cove Point Lighthouse Still Has a Job to Do
by Connie Darago

Cove Point is not just any lighthouse.

For one thing, the Cove Point Light Station may be the only thing for which Congress ever paid less than it budgeted.

For another distinction, Cove Point has a story to tell - a story of humans doing what we do best in an age of automation: making judgments and taking action.

For a third, Cove Point is Maryland's only working lighthouse.

Where We've Been Where We Are

After seven and a half years in a small office tucked into a small industrial park in the small town of Deale, Bay Weekly has finally outgrown its original habitat.

On July 29 we moved into our new digs, a freshly renovated home by Rockhold Creek in Deale.

Here's a peep at the old and the new.

Discover an Earlier You at The 24th Annual Renaissance Festival
by Pat Taylor

As I slip back in time at the 24th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, banners wave and trumpets trumpet the way to Revel Grove in the County of Oxfordshire in 16th century Tudor England. I am Lady Chameleon, posing as a 21st century Annapolitan until I enter the gates of Revell Grove, whereupon I resume my true form as a Renaissance wench

Trash in Afterlife: The Stuff You Throw out Never Really Goes Away
by Christy Grimes

It's only natural that America has the world's mightiest and most agile trash collectors - plus the world's most impressive garbage trucks. For good reason. We have the most trash. That said, let it also be said we have found amazing ways to deal with it all, be it our Big Wheels, dirty socks, beer cans, newspapers, tires and burned-out frying pans. The way we bury our trash is impressive. Even more impressive is the way we resurrect it.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: New Digs Tread Lightly on the Land
by Mark Burns

Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Philip Merrill Environmental Center rises from a peninsular plot at the confluence of Black Walnut Creek and Chesapeake Bay, with views of Thomas Point Lighthouse and the Bay Bridge.

The building is already being hailed as the nation's most ambitious model of eco-friendly design.

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