Volume 13, Issue 17 ~ May 5 - 11, 2005

On Our Cover:

  • Step Right Up, Ladies and Gentlemen! The Circus is in Town!
  • Fourth-graders from Gibson Island Country School created 150-pound molded concrete reef balls that will become safe homes for fish, crabs and other marine life, helping to save the Bay.
  • Break out Your Bagpipes and Dance at the
    27th Annual Celtic Festival

This Week's Lead Story:

Where Have All the Songbirds Gone?
Forests and fields make better homes for birds than do shopping areas and housing developments. As we humans continue to colonize Bay Country, the bird populations will change, often to their detriment and ours. by Vivian Zumstein


Turning Pruning into Profit
Cast-off peach branches make Tony Evans a business bonus; by Carrie Steele

The Spring that Flows From Annapolis’ Taps
Is city water good enough to bottle? Official Town Taster tells; by Carrie Steele

Update: Will Crab be Picked in Maryland This Season?
Mikulski gets a hit for Maryland seafood and seasonal businesses; victory hangs on more heavy hitting; by M.L. Faunce

Hands on the Environment
How Gibson Island Country School Saved the Bay

Way Downstream ~ The inheritance from the late General Assembly … 198,000 chinook salmon go missing … Hybrid vehicles up, but total numbers still down … and this week’s Creature Feature: Rejected Bengal tigers find a human mother

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Editorial Letters to the Editor Bay Reflections

EarthTalk ~ Green hotels charge Mother Earth less for your stay

Dr. Gouin’s Bay Gardener ~ Lush lawns love limestone

Bill Burton ~ The old school clock keeps ticking


Earth Journal
~ Where is the Scarlet Tanager?; by Gary Pendleton

8 Days a Week

Music Scene

Between the Covers ~ Larry Chowning’s Buyboats; reviewed by Dick Wilson

Curtain Call ~ Bowie Community Theatre’s An Inspector Calls; by Dick Wilson

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