This Weeks Features:
Is it easier to lose weight with God and the masses as witness?
Many people tuck their bathroom scales in a corner, behind the door, and gingerly step on the unsteady surface far from prying eyes. Not so with two new local weight-loss competitions. For Annapolis’ Biggest Loser Fitness Challenge and South County Chamber of Commerce’s Weight Challenge, contestants share their most personal of victories or defeats with not only God but also all the people who care to watch. continue reading...
By Carrie Madren
Will wrangling 16-year-olds to register round up herds of young voters?
Gov. Martin O’Malley strips to a T-shirt to play electric guitar in his band. Candidates reach out to young voters on My Space. continue reading...
by Carrie Madren
Cardinals lead the list
Birders from all over North America looked out their windows and tramped through woodlands, fields and wetlands in mid-February to make the 10th annual Great Backyard Bird Count a record-breaking event. continue reading...
by Dotty Holcomb Doherty
Absurdity for a humane cause
When 16 low-riding dachshunds prepared to race, no one in the cheering crowd expected greyhound speeds. If expectations were low, laughter was high as as quartets of mostly young and novice racers broke out of their boxes onto the Astroturf. continue reading...
by M.L. Faunce
Early death, dense shade, falling branches and pesty seeds will make you sorry
When new homeowners move in, they want instant shade. Temptation often comes by advertisements selling trees that grow roof-high in one year. Don’t be fooled, the Bay Gardener warns, and stay away from these troublesome four:
Our neighbor to the north has come up with a modest proposal from which we can all benefit
Environmentally friendly stock options mean your money works for world good
It might be helpful to first define socially responsible. KLD Research & Analytics, a leading research firm that helps investors and investment professionals integrate environmental and social factors into their investment decisions, established the Domini 400 Social Index in 1990. The Index is a roster of public companies deemed by KLD to have positive records on numerous counts: the environment, human rights, product performance and safety, community and employee relations, diversity and corporate governance. continue reading...
A few observations can turn the world upside-down
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