Volume 14, Issue 33 ~ August 17 - August 23, 2006

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

The Maryland Renaissance Festival opens its 30th season. by Kat Bennett

Battle of the Bandstands

Can Southern Maryland supply music fans to fill 10,000 seats? by Margaret Tearman

Breathing New Life into Old Books

How your kids’ school books travel round the world. by Carrie Steele with Shawn Nisson

Way Downstream ~ Green taxpayers contribute $1.2 million this year to Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund … Annapolis loses a landmark tree to careless passengers … Virginia contemplates a break for egg-bearing female blue crabs … This West Virginia school is a no coal mining zone … And last but not least, this week’s Creature Feature, an unlikely Texas round-up: 21 penguins and one octopus.


Editorial • Reflection • Letters to the Editor

Dr. Gouin’s Bay Gardener ~ Garden Woes: Even a green thumb occasionally wilts.

Bill Burton ~ Ten Thousand Sailors and Soldiers: How Solomons weathered the invasion.

Earthtalk ~ Heat Waves Brew Smog: July’s smog stretched from coast to coast.

Gunk-Holin’ ~ Dun Cove on Harris Creek: Layover on the Choptank. by Alice Snively

The Sporting Life ~ A Skunk by Any Other Name: (Skunk n. 1. A small, smelly mammal. 2. An overwhelming defeat.) by Dennis Doyle

Tidelog® Sky Watch ~ Summer’s Lights Brighten Dark Nights: Imagine reading by Deneb’s starlight. by J. Alex Knoll

Curtain Call ~

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