Volume 14, Issue 21 ~ May 25 - May 31, 2006

Editorial

101 Ways to Have Fun

It’s time to have fun!

Summer brings Chesapeake Country its closest to heaven. Air and water lighten earth’s gravity, inviting us to adapt ourselves to new elements. Our spirits rise in response, lofted by memories of way back when freedom stretched so far ahead of us we could not count the days.

Do the count, and you’d find that between Memorial Day — when we remember how short life is — and Labor Day — when we get back to laboring — we have 101 days to have fun.

What more do you need?

How about a guide to filling each day with fun?

Seek and you shall find. Bay Weekly’s annual “101 Ways to Have Fun: An Indispensable Guide to Summer on the Bay,” is tucked inside this week’s paper — if it hasn’t already fallen on your lap.

On its cover, Chessie invites you inside. Open those pages, and you’ll find detailed directions for living all summer in wonderland.

Remember the sweet pleasure of moonlight movie madness? Follow 101 Ways to summer outdoor movies from Prince Frederick to Millersville to Baltimore.

Want to watch birds or sailboats race or the night skies? To discover a Bay beach or to see the past in sea glass? To savor summer concerts or to march to the beat of a military band? To party with your pooch?

Feeling more active? How about taking a hike, digging up buried treasure, teeing off in mini-golf, dusting off your bike, flying a kite or learning to scuba?

In 101 Ways you’ll find where, when and how.

And yes, we know that a few days of Chesapeake summer feel more like hell than heaven. So we’ve included cool indoor ways, as well. You could, for example, write a prize-winning short story or cook up splendid summer recipes or try your hand at tramp art.

Most of our 101 Ways — but not quite all — are fun for people of all ages. Still, to double the fun, writer Kat Bennett has imagined another 101 Ways for Kids to Have Fun. How much smarter we’d be now if we’d had that much fun when we were kids!

Like every issue of Bay Weekly, 101 Ways to Have Fun is free. All we ask in return is that you include our advertisers in your summer fun.

By summer’s end, our copy of 101 Ways is dog-eared — and full of checks and annotations — from regular use. So we keep it as a journal of Summer, 2006.

As you play your way through 101 days of summer guided by Bay Weekly’s 101 Ways to Have Fun, we hope you’ll take notes to send our way, guiding us on improving our reach and adding your own ways to have fun to next year’s issue. We look forward to hearing from you. Send your comments to editor@bayweekly.com.

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