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Volume XVII, Issue 48 ~ November 26 - December 2, 2009

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We welcome your opinions and letters – with name and address. We will edit when necessary. Include your name, address and phone number for verification. Mail them to Bay Weekly, 1629 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403 •E-mail them to [email protected]. or submit your letters on-line by clicking here.

A Non-Hunter’s Thanks for Doyle’s New Section

Dear Bay Weekly:

Thank you for your section on hunting in Dennis Doyle’s Sporting Life column on November 19. I used to get this from Bill Burton’s column in The Capital, and it is needed, so please repeat!

Many non-hunters now live contiguous to hunting territory, so we need to know when gunshots are normal and when they are not. And when to avoid woods walking, when to wear red, when a boatful of guns is legal and when not.

–Margaret Gwathmey, Harwood

Editor’s note: We’re delighted to hear what our readers want. Dennis promises to make In Season a regular part of his weekly column.

Terrapin Institute Also Fighting for the Bay

Dear Bay Weekly:

I just finished Howard Ernst’s new book Fight for the Bay and was so pleased to read about your part in investigating why we’re not where we had hoped to be with Bay restoration. I have your review of the book on our website.

We’ve moved the Terrapin Institute to Talbot County, where the terrapins are easy to find and protect for the time being. Our neighbors are nothing like we’ve ever known, so generous with their time and experience and actively supportive of our work. At Neavitt, about 10 miles outside of St. Michaels, we have the space to house our visiting scholars and students. We sponsored Howard Ernst at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Nov. 16.

Bay Weekly is an inspiration to me and has been a constant supporter of our work, for which I am most grateful. Please keep up the great work.

With thanks for all you do,

–Marguerite Whilden:

8 Days a Week Makes it Happen

Dear Bay Weekly:

Wow, what a lovely treat to see the full-color listing for our gallery’s Color Your Holidays Happy listing in Bay Weekly’s calendar for November 19! Thank you. We’re thrilled. The gallery was overflowing with people and good cheer during the opening Saturday night. I appreciate your help in making that happen.

–Nancy Collery, Main Street Gallery, Prince Frederick

readers reflect

The Mute Swan

To live a perfect life
emulate the swan

Move with unhurried grace
in apparent serenity
maintaining a quiet demeanor
in both sound and movement 

Cleave to one mate
who is never out of sight
doing all things together
in almost perfect harmony

Occupy an area
just sufficient to your needs
staunchly protecting it
from incursion and loss

Give birth to and nurture
your children
sending them away
when capable of fending alone

Accept your life
without complaint
finding contentment
in just being …

–M.C. Koblos; Home Port, Cobb Island

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