Volume 13, Issue 35 ~ September 1 - 7, 2005
 
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Letters to the Editor

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News from Home

Dear Bay Weekly:
My name is Eric Bast. I was born and raised in Galesville and have been living in Colorado for 20 years. The Army brought me here, and I have not left. I am often homesick. My mother sent me your web site, and I have been reading Bay Weekly and listening to WRYR over the Internet daily. It sure closes the gap of some 2,000 miles and gives me a little bit of home. Thanks.

—Eric Bast, Fountain, Colorado


Pumping up Good News on Septic Maintenance

Dear Bay Weekly:
I’d like to extend my thanks to you and reporter Carrie Steele for such a terrific article on Calvert County’s Pump for the Bay contest [Vol. xiii, No. 34: Aug. 25]. I appreciate not only your follow-up in covering the kickoff event with Bernie Fowler but also the high quality of your coverage. Even taking into account my obvious bias, I think that your lucid writing not only provided the core information that we wanted to communicate but also presented potentially offensive material in such an interesting way that it drew the reader into wanting to know more about septic-tank maintenance.

Bravo to you both for a job well done.

—Len Zuza, Lusby

Editor’s note: Zuza is an advisor to the Calvert Environmental Commission.


8 Days a Week Draws a Crowd

Dear Bay Weekly:
On behalf of Parkwood United Methodist Church, we want to thank you and calendar editor Carrie Steele for the wonderful job you did for us. Your notice of our Cruise In and Show August 26 was absolutely over the top. We had over 30 cars, and a lot of the credit goes to you. We just wanted you to know that we totally appreciate it.

—Donna Carruth, Edgewater


Seeking Deltaville Bay-Builts

Dear Bay Weekly:
In your issue of October 11-17, 2001, you wrote an article about the Chesapeake deadrise boats. You also listed several boat builders doing the Bay-built style. Do you know of any boat builders still working in the Deltaville, Va., area that produce the Deltaville style Bay boat? Thanks!

—Ralph Mitchell; rmitchell@mitchellbuilders.com

Editor’s note: Readers, we depend on you to answer such questions, as you’ll see in the next letter. Please share you knowledge with Bay Weekly, as well as Mr. Mitchell, so we’ll all know.


Ask and You Might Get an Answer

Dear Bay Weekly:
You can find the bumper sticker There Is No life West of Chesapeake Bay at Harrison’s sportfishing in Tilghman Island.

— Andrew Blizzard, via email

Editor’s note
: Mr. Blizzard replied this week to a question asked by reader Bob Swain in June.


B. C. Phillips Is One of the Best

Dear Bay Weekly:
I was extremely impressed B.C. Phillips’ story about the Beach Cove blues jam [“The Blues Is My Business, and Business Is Good”; Vol. xiii, No. 32: Aug. 11]. It was an incredible job. I wish I could play as well as he writes. I’ve been interviewed for and have had a number of stories done and this, by far, is one of the best. Thanks.

—Steve Crescenze, OneBadJackBand@aol.com


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