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Vol. 9, No. 25
June 14-20, 2001
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Burton Hooked ‘Em All

Dear Bay Weekly:

Thoroughly enjoyed the article and the photos on the Bill Burton show at Maryland Hall on Friday mornings [“Painting Papa Burton,” Vol. IX, No. 24: June 14-20].

I was taking a watercolor class with Lee Boynton right across the hall while Mr. Burton was posing for the portrait co-op. Since I also take classes with Bonnie Roth Anderson, I always peek at what/whom the portrait co-op is painting. While Mr. Burton was posing and breaking, he kept the co-op in hysterics with his stories.
Our watercolor class took lots of breaks on those Fridays!

Thanks for a neat article!

- Caroline Wugofski, Annapolis

In Fairhaven, More Waders Saw Their Toes

Dear Bay Weekly:

For several neighborhoods along the Chesapeake Bay coast line and in the Patuxent River, Sunday, June 17, was "Wade-In the Bay Day." The tradition started by Sen. Bernie Fowler in the Patuxent has been followed by Del. George Owings in his own legislative district. The growing tradition is now being supported by Save Our Streams and the Tributary Teams of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, as well as local communities, in an effort to promote the clean-up of Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Our precious natural resources are a commodity that need the attention of each and every one of us if we are to pass it along to our future generations.

We were all truly blessed with a beautiful day filled with sunshine and calm seas, making the task of measuring the depth at which we could still view our toes easier than in years past. I was especially happy to see so many young citizens take part in the Wade-In, demonstrating their interest in the Bay as Delegate Owings took the time to answer the many questions of the inquisitive minds. They were genuinely interested in knowing the outcome of the measure, which, I might add, was two inches deeper than the year before.

A big thank you and hats off to the many communities, Save Our Streams, Tributary Teams throughout the state, Department of Natural Resources and all who participated and volunteered their Sunday afternoon for such a worthwhile cause.

- Barbi Shields, Fairhaven

Walk for the Animals 2001 Raised $153k

Dear Bay Weekly:

The SPCA Walk for the Animals 2001 wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation to its supporters who helped make this year's annual event the best ever. We raised over $153,000 to help care for and shelter over 5,000 homeless shelter animals.

We extend a huge Bow-Wow for the support of the 1,900 Walk participants and their 1,050 furry, four-legged friends. A special Cat's Meow goes to our 125 dedicated Walk volunteers, veterinary professionals and Quiet Waters Park staff. We offer a big thank you to the Best Dog Gone Walk sponsors, over 70 businesses, including Bay Weekly and veterinarians. Your generosity and fantastic support touch us.
Our Walk 2001 supporters and volunteers have given the shelter animals a second chance at finding a permanent, caring home and a happy life. On behalf of all those who cannot speak for themselves, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County says thank you.

- Ginny Nelson and Joyce Tenney, Volunteer Event Organizers

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