Volume 16, Issue 30 - July 24 - July 30, 2008

Crab Countdown: 10 Tempting Truths to Lure You to the Rotary Crab Feast
For 63 years, regardless of heat, humidity or the score of the Orioles game, the first Friday in August has brought joy to Maryland summers. Instead of suffering a Rt. 50 traffic snarl, smart people follow the scent of Old Bay to the annual Annapolis Rotary crab feast.
by Diana Beechener

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Listening to the
People of the Fields

How a local artist found not only his calling,
but also friendship and community.
by Margaret Tearman
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Getting Around:
Stories on the Move

sWearing a pair of super-stilts called powerisers, Kyle Bridenstine springs nearly 10 feet with each stride and can reach speeds of almost 20 miles an hour.
by Erica Stratton
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Music Scene
previewed by Rob Goszkowski
Folk-rock bandleader Justin Trawick brings the funk as well as the folk.continue reading...

Bay Weekly's 101
Way's To Have Fun on the Bay

What's Inside

Letters to the Editor

Beneath These Cameras,
Don’t Be Too Candid

Bay Reflections
by Dick Wilson
Exotic cats make the best coffee: When buying $80-a-pound coffee, know what you’re paying for.

Earth Talk
Precocious adolescence: 21st century lifestyles are shortening childhood.

Curtain Call

Dock of the Bay
A third reactor at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant won’t solve Maryland’s energy crisis, declares Maryland Public Interest Research Group … New product squishes the pain of jellyfish, stings … Kent County the best living in rural America … and this week’s Creature Feature: feds investing $130,000 to keep Eastern box turtles from becoming road kill.

News of the Weird
by Chuck Shepherd

Free Will Astrology
by Rob Brezsny

Bill Burton
Grumpy’s day at the farm: Having just lost a tooth, my granddaughter was all smiles for our visit with the Bay Gardener.

Sporting Life
by Dennis Doyle
The Chesapeake can spoil you: A bad day on the Bay can still be a good one.

Sky Watch
by J. Alex Knoll
Aquarius’ dim lights could brighten from an annual meteor shower.


2008 Home & Garden Guide

2008 Bay Weekly Dining Guide

Voyages of Discovery
by Lynn Teo Simarski and Guy G. Guthridge
Stewing in the toxic soup: Live long and mutate.

The Bay Gardener
by Dr. Frank Gouin
Good lawns grow by science, not by guesswork. Start with a soil test so you’ll know what you’re doing.

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Movie Reviews
Jonathan Parker on Hellboy II: The Golden Army: Less a breath of fresh air and more a stench of hackneyed comic book genre convention..

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