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We welcome your opinions and letters — with name and address. 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 [email protected]. Or Click Here to Submit Your Letters Online.

Hearing the Music of Christmas

Dear Bay Weekly:
Here’s a big thank you to Bay Weekly and writer Carrie Steele for featuring the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Youth Chorus in your recent holiday story [The Music of Christmas: Vol. XII, No. 49: Dec. 2]. We really appreciate it, and the story no doubt helped drive us to record ticket sales for our December 4 Youth Chorus concert and the two Celebration of Christmas concerts we concluded last night. We couldn’t do what we do without help from publications like Bay Weekly!

—Katherine Hilton: Annapolis Chorale

Glad to Be Heard

Dear Bay Weekly:
Thanks to Bay Weekly and writer Rob Goszkowski for your story on me [Artist in Residence: Vol. XII, No 48: Nov. 24]. I have received many compliments about it, and I am grateful for the coverage. He really hit the nail on the head and did a thorough, thought-provoking and excellent job interviewing me.

—Rob Levit, Annapolis

City Invites Comments on Truxtun Park

Dear Bay Weekly:
I’d like to clarify what is and isn’t happening with Annapolis’ efforts to repair the boating facility at Truxtun Park [Dock of the Bay: Vol. XII, No. 47: Nov. 18] and ask those citizens who are interested in offering input to notify us.

As directed by the city’s comprehensive plans since 1985, Annapolis seeks to provide public access to the water. With this directive and needing to repair the failing launch ramps and hurricane-damaged dock at Truxtun Park, the city is considering how the facility can better serve the community.

The city hired Tetra Tech, Inc., a national planning firm, to conduct a feasibility study of improving boater services. Tetra Tech was mandated to hold a public meeting to get public input. They presented three concept ideas; none were well received.

The next step will be to take the public comments and re-work the idea. A design workshop will be scheduled in January to continue the collaborative process with the community.

In response to environmental concerns, clearly the city is governed by environmental laws and regulations; but more important, Annapolis has taken numerous measures to protect and restore its shoreline and sensitive environment. It would never be in the city’s interest to undermine these efforts.
If you are interested in participating in a design workshop, please call the mayor’s office at 410-263-7997.

—LeeAnn Plumer: Director, Annapolis Parks and Recreation

November 18’s Cover Pretty as a Picture

Dear Bay Weekly:
Absolutely beautiful watermen’s picture on the cover of November 18’s paper [Vol. XII, No. 47]. It simply doesn’t get any better than that.

Might I get permission to have a copy for our new Bayside History Museum in North Beach?

Grace Mary Brady, Leonardtown

Editor’s note: The cover photo of an oyster boat unloading after harvest at a newly opened reserve was lent to Bay Weekly by Chris Judy, Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ oyster manager. We’ve forwarded Brady’s request. Read up on the new museum in Dock of the Bay, Vol. XII, No. 45: Nov. 4.

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