Volume 13, Issue 26 ~ June 30 - July 6, - 2005

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Rallying for Life to the Tune of $140,000

Dear Bay Weekly:
I wanted to report that Happy Harbor’s team at the South River Relay for Life won the team award by raising over $16,500. Sharon Staley, team captain, was the top individual fundraiser. Karen Sturgell was the third highest, and JR Hvizda was fourth highest. Of the four fundraising events in Anne Arundel County, the South River event, representing South County, raised the most money: over $140,000.

– Robert A. Sturgell, Owings

Visibility Index: Poor

Dear Bay Weekly:
I have lived in Loch Haven for 47 years and spent ample time on the water. I am at the mouth of Brewer Creek on South River. When we moved in this area in 1950s, the water was clear and the bottom covered with grass. You could see through to the bottom four or five feet down. In particular, in open places, you could see crabs on the bottom. It used to be possible to dip-net soft crabs right off the bottom. Today, unfortunately, you can only see a few inches below the surface. The difference is dramatic. The bottom grasses are dead in most places. This seems to be true for most of South River.

—Carvel Wolfe, Loch Haven

Naval Academy Masqueraders
Dear Bay Weekly:
I wanted to thank you for the work you did to make the lovely “Masquerading Midshipmen” [Vol. xiii, No. 18: May 5] article happen. Thank you for your dedication to getting word out about the wonderful theatre students we have here at the Naval Academy and to your persistence in developing a well-rounded article, even when access to the students and theatre was extremely limited. Your coverage of the theatre program has already produced a strong response. I recently gave a guest lecture at the Arnold Seniors Center, where everyone in the class came with a copy of your article. It was so neat to see that the surrounding community is becoming interested in Navy Theatre, thanks in part to you!

Our fall play, The Belle’s Stratagem, an 18th century comedy written by a woman playwright, Hannah Cowley, will run Oct. 28 to 29 and Nov. 4 to 6 in tandem with USNA’s hosting of the East Coast Society for 18th Century Studies’ annual conference and the academy’s homecoming.

—Christy Stanlake, Faculty Advisor:

Director Loves Critic

Dear Bay Weekly:
Thanks to Dick Wilson for the terrific review of Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s Nunsense [Vol. xiii, No. 22: June 2]. I’m glad you enjoyed the show, and we appreciate you spreading the news about the cast and crew’s hard work and talent.

—Beverly Hill van Joolen, Nunsense, Director

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