Volume 16, Issue 26 - June 26 - July 2, 2008

The Big Bang Theory

This Fireworks have become such staples of celebrations that it’s easy to forget the glittering colors lighting up the night sky are actually carefully choreographed explosions. Read on, and this Independence Day, you’ll know that the colorful patterns and vivacious lights you see are essentially precision-timed paper mache bombs — but bombs, still.by Diana Beechener continue reading...

Way Downstream
Bits and bytes from the
broader Chesapeake world

What's Inside

Letters to the Editor

Even under Power Lines, Sustainable
Ideas Take Root

Bay Reflections
by Paul Rensted
Many hands make a rain garden:
Finding the motivation to dig in.

Earth Talk
Controlling carpenter ants without
spreading poison: Boric acid is the
non-toxic alternative for this voracious pest.

Curtain Call

2008 Home & Garden Guide

2008 Bay Weekly Dining Guide

Gunk- Holin’
by Alice Snively
Fuel costs got you anchored? Try Blackhole Creek on the Magothy River.

Bill Burton
Oil or environment? What’s your say in these troubled times?

Sporting Life
by Dennis Doyle
The Bay’s most abundant catch: White perch will hardly ever pass up a bait or a battle.

Sky Watch
by J. Alex Knoll
The Yin of summer solstice: There’s ancient science behind that symbol of balance.


The Bay Gardener
by Dr. Frank Gouin
Trees fit for power lines: Power trees are the answer for power line problems.

© Warner Bros

Movie Reviews
Mark Burns on Get Smart: The flavor of the ’60s original has been diluted by being processed through Hollywood’s canning factory.

News of the Weird
by Chuck Shepherd

Free Will Astrology
by Rob Brezsny

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