Volume XI, Issue 42 ~ October 16-22, 2003

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Letters to the Editor

We welcome your letters and opinions. We will edit when necessary. Include your name, address and phone number for verification. Mail them to Bay Weekly, P.O. Box 358, Deale, MD 20751 • E-mail them to us at editor@bayweekly.com.


Galesville Heritage Museum in the Short and Long

Dear Bay Weekly:
In response to your new listing of museums in 8 Days a Week, the Galesville Heritage Museum will be closed from the week before Thanksgiving to April.

We are currently in a five-year approach, using superb designers and landscaping which will eventually lead to a Class-A museum.

Thank you for all your support. We love your paper.

— Richard Edson, Galesville


Nature’s Power Plant

Dear Bay Weekly:
Running through my head after Isabel is how much we take things for granted. We invent so many elements that we control, but only until natural forces change our human decisions. I can’t stop talking about the dependence we have on carbon-driven power sources when all the energy we will ever need was breaking down our trees and ripping up boardwalks. After a few days, the sunlight gave us a taste of energy in our homes, as the heat went up and the spoilage raised the ire of many people. The immediate rush to buy oil-driven generators was a comedy of errors as the smallest motors were bought up and the prices were raised due to the demand.

Solar energy has a huge potential that goes unnoticed because we have been hypnotized to think it’s a strange experiment that none of us can use.

Last summer I was visiting my old friend, Ed Begley Jr., in his home in Studio City, California. Not a fancy man, he is one of those folks who walk the talk. An avid conservationist and longtime environmental activist, he was relaxing on his couch. We had just returned from a short walk to a local restaurant, and he asked me if I liked his cool house. Outside it was near 95 degrees and climbing as we returned to his house from eating lunch. Inside it was nice and cool.

“You know it’s all free!” he said, compliments of the solar energy system on the roof of his garage.

— Albert ‘Abby’ Ybarra, North Beach


Winter’s Coming; Can You Help Me Find a Almanac?

Dear Bay Weekly:
I love your publication; very insightful.

Do you know were I could find the Hagerstown Almanac? I have looked in bookstores and on the Internet. Anything you can do, I would be grateful.

— Karl Pennell, Annapolis: KRPennell1@netzero.com


Women’s Achievements Found at the Calvert County Fair

Dear Bay Weekly:
Thank you for Sonia Linebaugh’s wonderful article [“Searching out Women’s Achievements at the Calvert County Fair,” Vol. XI, No. 38: Sept. 25] promoting Calvert’s Women of History Project.

More than 45,000 people enjoyed the Calvert County fair this year.

— Grace Mary Brady, St. Leonard

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