Volume 11 Issue 48
November 26 - December 3, 2003

On Our Cover
Stitches of Awe
Photo by Betsy Kehne
As English bid and covet from the hard-worked folding chairs that are the center seats, Amish watch from the sidelines. On a long bench, matriarchs sits amidst a row of daughters and their babies. The dark colors, mostly black, of Amish dress make a foil against which the rainbow-hues of the quilts play.

Thanksgiving at the Farm

by Nancy Hoffmann
For Phil and me, this Thanksgiving brings a new home, a new life warmed by four generations of family under our roof.

Bay Life ~ A Head in the Clouds
by Maureen Miller
For Smithsonian scientist Jess Parker, the best view of the forest is at the top of a
28-meter crane.

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    Annapolis Maritime Museum sees brighter future
    by James Clemenko
  • Isabel Threw Her Party, Then North Beach Partied
    $12,981 raised for victims clean of wind and water
    by SOM
  • Opera’s Grand Night
    Concert Gala raises funds and audiences for 2004
    by James Clemenko
  • Stitches of Awe
    St. Mary’s Amish auction the arts of daily life
    by SOM
  • Way Downstream
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    • In Washington, can Congress say Blue Ribbon Commission on Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Pollution Control Financing?…
    • In Spain, hundreds mourn the death at the Barcelona Zoo of Snowflake, a unique 310-pound albino gorilla…
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