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 Vol. 10, No. 10

March 7 - March 13, 2002

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Eel’s No Joking Matter

Dear Bay Weekly:

Thank you for reporting on the first dinner and presentation in the Savor the Bay program in your January 31-February 6, 2002, issue [“Eek! That’s Eel You’re Eating”: Vol. 10, No. 5]. As a diner that evening, I found your description of the couple horrified by oysters on their plates curious. They were either lost or misguided as to what to expect at a “Savor the Bay” dinner. Most diners in this area relish oysters, especially those prepared by Chef Anna.

The menu and companion lectures for the entire series were very well publicized. The room was full specifically because eel was on the menu, and the fact that Dr. Secor from the Chesapeake Bay Lab was there to teach us a bit about eels here in the Bay and in other parts of the world as well. That’s the point of the Savor the Bay series, and it was very successful. I don’t think that was at all clear in your article.

—Janis King, Solomons

From PG, Praise for AA and Calvert’s New Delegates

Dear Bay Weekly:

I read with great interest the article about the “Fighting 27th District” in the Feb. 14-20 [Vol. 10, No. 7] issue of your paper. As a long-time but now reluctant member of the 27th District, let me congratulate those new members of our group.

As a member of the Greater Baden-Aquasco Civic Association and a 38-year resident of Brandywine, I have seen our neighborhood fail and fall, with more traffic, trash, gravel pits and rubble fills despite the high-falutin claims and promises of our unlamented governor and blow-hard Prince George’s county executive [Wayne Curry].

If it weren’t for the efforts of state Sen. Mike Miller and delegates Jim Proctor and Joe Vallario, our area would have suffered still another monstrous rubble fill to be operated by a couple of foreign carpet baggers.

Mike, Jim and Joe put their efforts where their mouths were and somehow managed to get a measure through Annapolis that gave us unprecedented relief from the rape, ruin and run artists that have so easily done their dirty work here in South Prince George’s County under Glendening’s regime and for the past 20 or so years.

I hope that the citizens in this newly changed area appreciate the efforts that these three gentlemen have exerted against those who want to complete the ruin that Glendening delivered on us and that Curry has hidden from the public view. I hope you all realize that these three gentlemen have saved our bacon down here. Work with them, support them and they will do a good job for you.

—George E. Snyder, Brandywine

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