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Volume 13, Issue 51 ~ December 22 - December 28, 2005

Letters to the Editor

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Hail to Abigail

Dear Bay Weekly:

I just finished reading your article about Abigail Francisco’s ballet school [Vol. xiii, No. 49: Dec. 8]. Such a great idea to keep the ladies up to speed with their cultural experiences and dress. How sad to hear of the demise of The Nutcracker. Perhaps a kind patron will step in and help support a similar program in the future. It’s nice to read about the good cultural things that are happening locally, which our area’s kids can be exposed to.

—Allie Scharf, Annapolis

More Debating Bears

Dear Bay Weekly:

Bill Burton’s Oct. 27 column [Vol. xiii, No 43] reported that an eight-year old girl “harvested” a bear. Corn crops and soybean crops are harvested. Black bears, mute swans, Canada geese, and other living, breathing animals are killed. Tell it like it is. Killing is killing. No euphemisms.

—Israel Mossman, Federalsburg

PG Makes Three Smokefree Maryland Counties

Dear Bay Weekly:

On January 1, 2006, Prince George’s County will join Montgomery and Talbot counties to become the third county in Maryland to ban smoking in all public places. The new law includes restaurants and bars. The county health department is prepared to enforce the new law by issuing citations and fines. Persons wishing to report violations can do so by calling the Prince George’s Health Department: 888-561-4049.

Maryland Group Against Smoker’s Pollution invite citizens living in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland counties where tobacco-polluted facilities still exist to visit smoke-free Prince George’s County to do their shopping, dining and entertaining in a smoke-free environment.

—John O’ Hara: President, Maryland Group Against Smoker’s Pollution

Auld Lang Syne for Marion Warren

Dear Bay Weekly:

Blessings on Marion Warren for his making of Chesapeake photographs — and to Sandra Martin for the article that captures the essence of their creativity [On Exhibit Vol. xiii, No. 50: Dec. 15]. Reading the description of this exhibition of Chesapeake photos made me want to catch the next plane from Michigan to Maryland so I could feel them in my hands.

—Sara Ebenreck Leeland, Holland, Mich.

Editor’s note: In Maryland, Leeland was director of Chestory and a Bay Weekly contributor.

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