This Week's Features:
The plastic checkout bag has become our standby. They’re comfortable and familiar. Less awkward than paper, with handles and durability. And lightweight. A bag caught by a breeze can travel as far as wind will take it.
by Carrie Madren
The fourth annual Flawless Music Festival features an urban lineup of local and imported hip-hop, R&B, rock, even go-go music.
by Rob Goszkowski
When you take to the highway, don’t forget the maps. Without one, you may drive right by a scenic byway or historic site.
by Margaret Tearman
Once more this summer, Bay Weekly’s “Indispensable Guide to Summer on the Bay” brings you 101 ways to harvest the delicious pleasures of summer. Again this year, kids get their own 101 Ways to Have Fun.
Your chances of getting a number are like odds at the track, about 50 to 1
You don’t hear those two words much anymore, except perhaps at the pari-mutuel booth at the race track though thank yous or pleases are about as common at tracks as 50-to-1 winners.
Winter vegetables grow hearty in mini-greenhouses
For fresh greens and green onions during the winter months, now is the time to prepare a cold frame. A cold frame is an enclosure with a glass or clear plastic-covered roof. Old storm windows or used sliding glass doors make good covers, but they are not necessary.
The moon shines early but sets to reveal the Milky Way
A thin waxing crescent moon hugs the western horizon Thursday at sunset at 7:20. If you’re able to spot the moon in the 30 minutes before it, too, sets, you can likely make out the blue-white star Spica higher in the sky and maybe even Mercury, closer to the horizon. A pair off binoculars will increase your chances.
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How to clean and cook these tiny morsels
Dove hunting has many rewards for its practitioners: The challenge of the marksmanship required to bring these birds to hand; the camaraderie shared in this, one of the more social experiences of the field; the superb table quality of the birds themselves.
Living shorelines are good for everybody
Exploring the Chesapeake for over a year aboard our trawler Bright Pleiades, we have watched the natural shoreline being armored at an alarming rate
A Labor Day outing turns into a close call for a trio of young boaters; The 56-foot survey vessel Bay Hydrographer docks at Calvert Marine Museum; Don Oswald prepares for a long-distance inline skates race; The 28-foot shallop retracing John Smith’s journeys returns after a 120-day, 1,500-mile journey; A Kazakhstan zoo resembles a scene from the best-selling novel, Water for Elephants.
EnVISIONing Our Future
When you don’t know where you’re going, it’s harder to get there. Even if you arrived, would you know?
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