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Why a Simpler Thanksgiving May Not be So Bad


t’s a week before Thanksgiving, the time when people who are hosting gatherings plan the dishes they’ll serve, pull out the good tablecloth, and grocery shop for a crowd. It’s the time when those who attend gatherings load up for a road trip or board an airplane, to share the holiday and visit with family from near and far. The usual November pleasantries among co-workers or neighbors go like this: “So, where are you going for Thanksgiving?” After all, the day before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. In 2020, however, the question is phrased differently: “What are you going to do about Thanksgiving this year?” For many, the answer is simply, “Stay home.”

Governor Larry Hogan announced he has canceled his own family gathering in favor of a holiday at home, and praised the hundreds of Marylanders who say they’re doing the same. Some people might be disappointed to lose their treasured traditions, but I have found the smallest holiday gatherings can sometimes be the most special. In recent years my family’s Thanksgiving has gotten smaller and more intimate—a dinner party for six rather than a feast for 16. Our shift to a simpler Thanksgiving happened gradually, for a variety of reasons: my mother’s cancer diagnosis, my giving birth a week before Thanksgiving, my great-aunt reaching her mid-90s. One year, we bought the entire meal from a


Memory Ride Raises $23,071 for Calvert Hospice


Chris Bowen organized the annual Poker Run to support Calvert Hospice for 14 years. This year, due to cancer treatment, he was not going to be able to plan the event. Sadly, Chris passed away on August 1. Sandy Littleford and Judy Clark had already decided to organize the Poker Run this year, but when Chris passed away they stepped forward and decided to organize a Memory Ride in his honor and set themselves a goal of raising $15,000 to recognize what would have been the 15th annual Poker Run. They were stunned at the generosity of so many within the community. Before the event that was held on October 17, they had already raised over $5,000 in donations. The Memory Ride started at Vera’s White Sands, and participants all lined up in a caravan in their vehicles. There were 82 motorcycles and approximately 40 cars in the caravan. Chris’s widow Dawn was in front of the line, leading everyone through the stops. They drove past Chris’s business, Captain Smith’s Seafood, where everyone revved their engines in his memory, then made stops at Sea Breeze and The Tavern before finishing the ride at Buckets Sports Bar for the after party and auction. 50/50 raffles

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News Director Meg Walburn Viviano Managing Editor Kathy Knotts Staff Writers Kathy Knotts Krista Pfunder Contributing Writers Diana Beechener Wayne Bierbaum Warren Lee Brown Dennis Doyle Bob Melamud Maria Price Jim Reiter Bill Sells

local farm, in the form of heat-up family style dishes. Another year, my aunt brought a turkey and I cooked the green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberries and stuffing. Our group was so small we had leftovers for days. Each time we had a small, at-home holiday, I noticed something: without all the extensive prep and travel, I had more time for simple joys. We began going to church on Thanksgiving morning and, well… giving thanks. We watched every marching band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. I even got away for a solo jog through our quiet neighborhood streets. While this year’s pandemic Thanksgiving may not be our first choice, there are moments of joy to be found in it. In this issue of CBM

Bay Weekly, we’re giving you all the tools to make it a special holiday on a smaller scale. Chesapeake Country’s pro chefs share scaled-down recipes to make a fabulous meal. And we’re offering suggestions for new traditions to try on Thanksgiving Day—some for family bonding and others to help those hit hardest by these times. We hope you find the little joys in this simple Thanksgiving. If you try out any of our chefs’ recipes, please share them on Facebook and tag Bay Weekly, or email them to us at editor@bayweekly.com. p — MEG WALBURN VIVIANO, CBM NEWS DIRECTOR

Jimmy Littleford; Sandy Littleford; Tanea Granlund, Community Liaison for Calvert Hospice; and Judy Clark.

were done at each stop and raised more than $700. Items to create 90 gift baskets were donated by many people in the county. Three communities each donated a basket put together by their residents. One of those baskets raised $3,200! Sandy and Judy collected all the auction items and created the vast majority of the auction baskets. Lindsey Ricker was a huge help to them in getting items put together. Chris’s brother Charles (known as Toots) sold t-shirts and raised $510 from sales. Grill Sergeant donated a roasted pig for the after Editors Emeritus J. Alex Knoll Bill Lambrecht Sandra Olivetti Martin Advertising Account Executives

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party and auction. Sandy and Judy are so appreciative of the efforts of so many who made this special event possible. They are already planning for the Poker Run in Chris’s honor next year. Calvert Hospice is so grateful for the amazing generosity of so many who made this event a success. Chris was a huge supporter of our organization, and his Poker Runs raised more than $100,000 in the 14 years that he organized them. —AMANDA PETERSON, CALVERT HOSPICE

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When Bay Bulletin reported on the issue in mid-October, the foam’s more sinister impacts on Bear Branch hadn’t yet been uncovered. Now, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) confirms a fish kill has been linked to the foam discharge.

This Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration photo shows the foam in Bear Branch shortly after the discharge on Sept. 24.



he images of foam bubbling up in a waterway that feeds the Severn River

were alarming to river advocates and residents. The mysterious substance was found to be firefighting foam, discharged during training at the nearby

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Anne Arundel County Fire Training Facility in Millersville. But when Bay Bulletin reported on the issue in mid-October, the foam’s more sinister impacts on Bear Branch hadn’t yet been uncovered. Now, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) confirms a fish kill has been linked to the foam discharge.

MDE spokesman Jay Apperson tells us the department found an estimated 111 dead blacknose dace, a fish in the minnow family that is “tolerant of a wide range of environmental conditions and pollutants,” according to the Maryland Biological Stream Survey. The oneto three-and-a-half-inch fish were all found in the area of the foam discharge. Apperson says foam in the stream is suspected to be connected to the fish kill, possibly because the foam created a blanket on the water and suffocated the fish. Anne Arundel County Fire spokesman Capt. Russ Davies says the foam that was used is EPA-approved. When MDE first responded on September 24, they conducted water quality sampling for pH, dissolved oxygen at three locations (one upstream, two downstream) and all results were normal. But the type of foam used in firefighting contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), “forever chemicals” that may be linked to a variety of health problems when people are exposed to it. Davies says no firefighting foam has been used at the fire training facility since the discharge happened September 24. “There has been an order that there wouldn’t be any foam put out from the training academy going forward,” he tells Bay Bulletin. In the meantime, the department is working on an alternative site for training with foam. MDE is already looking into risks related to PFAs, including inspecting areas with the highest potential exposure risks for drinking water, surface water, and fish and shellfish. Starting this year the agency will analyze fish tissue samples from recreationally caught fish species across the state, as part of its fish tissue monitoring program.

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BAY BULLETIN This Oyster City display will be installed on a floating dock at the Rock Cove reef. Photo courtesy Rick Levin.

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ou’ve heard about waterfront homeowners becoming at-home oyster gardeners. But Severna Park entrepreneur

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Rick Levin has taken his hobby a lot further than most. When Bay Bulletin first visited Levin’s oyster-growing operation, it looked pretty advanced. He sourced his own shells, built upwellers, bought his own spat to set, then raised the babies and planted them in Rock Cove on the Severn River. Now the boat dealership owner has added a moveable oyster reef that can raise and lower like a boat lift, and his operation is on its way to being a fullblown attraction. We were invited to go oyster planting on Levin’s boat earlier this month. On that day we planted 6,000 oysters. “It’s been two years building it with shells,” Levin tells us. He uses recycled shells from Arundel Seafood in Pasadena and Brian Boru in Severna Park. “Once the oyster seeds get to a size like my fingernail, then I put them in the

tanks and the tanks will pump water and it will keep circulating so that the oysters have a lot of nutrients to grow.” Levin buys larvae from Horn Point Lab in Cambridge. He uses reef balls for them to latch onto and places them in setting tanks he built. If it sounds like a lot of work, it is. “I just wanted to do something on my own. I didn’t want to do anything that was formal or with an existing program. I wanted to create something that was creative on my own.” Levin was inspired by seeing the filtering power of oysters at a Chesapeake Bay Foundation fundraiser. “There’s a little animal in here and he takes all the bad nutrients and nitrogen, everySeverna Park entrepreneur Rick Levin (inset) plants juvenile oysters on his reef in Rock Creek on the Severn River. Photos by Cheryl Costello.

BAY BULLETIN thing harmful in the Bay he pulls out and it helps him build his shell.” When people began stopping by his property to see the operation, Levin, owner of Pasadena Boatworks and an avid craftsman, stepped up his building skills. “I took a boat lift and I built an oyster reef on a platform. It’s a fiberglass grate. And I built a waterwheel that aerates the water. This is an oyster reef you can see because you have the ability to bring it up and down just like a boat,” he explains. “When I try to explain to kids about oyster reefs and how they work, it was hard for them to follow because kids are visual. You need to see things to understand them.” The ideas keep flowing: Levin will use the winter months to build what he calls Oyster City in time for spring. “I’m building two 20-foot-long floating docks that I’ll have anchored out. And they’re going to be an exciting visual display with a gas dock, and Oyster City with buildings and caricature oysters. My plan is to draw a lot of attention to what I’m doing here so I get more and more people interested. And I’d love to get corporate sponsors involved in this with me as well,” he says. It’s not bad for a man with many interests and no formal engineering or environmental training. Before the boat dealership, Levin owned hip hop fashion retail store DTLR for more than 30 years. Now, his heart is with the Chesapeake. “I love the Bay. I’ve lived here for 40 years. I love boating. This is a treasure, and I want to do everything I can to try to preserve it and try to help clean up.” See the Bay Bulletin video: https://youtu.be/HGT64vi3bF8

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Image courtesy True North/Muse Entertainment LLC



new documentary series exploring unusual and courageous paths launches with a spotlight on the Chesapeake Bay. True North’s “Sailing to Salvation” tells the moving story of struggling war veterans who find growth in sailboat racing on the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay becomes therapy for veterans returning home from combat, looking for a place to reintegrate and feel at home. The producers of True North hosted a virtual panel discussion on Veterans Day with the founder of the Annapolis-based Valhalla Sailing Project. The first episode aims to show America that the Chesapeake offers the kind of healing you can’t find through a prescription. Mike Wood is an 11-year veteran of the Marine Corps. In a clip shared with Bay Bulletin, he recounts, “The most difficult missions we would fly are angel flights, where we would go into an area where a Marine or soldier was killed in battle and actually start the journey of that troop coming home. It was kind of traumatic for me, where we would have the body of a fallen comrade laying in the helicopter as our sole cargo. That was our

sole mission, to escort that body home.” Wood says sailing is a healthy distraction that can mirror a combat zone. “There’s no other sport that’s going to take 6–10 individuals, throw them on a 400-square foot postage stamp, throw them a couple hundred miles offshore, give them a mission and an objective and expect them to come home, complete that mission and objective and bring home everybody safe. It almost directly mirrors what our responsibilities are in a fire team, a squad, an air crew in the military is.” More than 500 veterans go through the Valhalla Sailing Project, a story the producers of True North, who also live on the Bay, wanted to bring home. “This is really where I feel the most centered and whole and where all the elements in my life had converged to tell me this is where I belong,” says Executive Producer and Director Suzie Galler. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is funding “Sailing to Salvation,” and the producers are hoping to distribute it nationally. “It aligns with something we truly believe in, the healing and restorative powers of the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay,” says Alliance Executive Director Kate Fritz. To learn more or partner with True North, contact suzie@studiotruenorth.com.

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rchaeologists with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) are on a unique quest in Dorchester County. They are searching for the home of Harriet Tubman’s father on a property within Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. Local historians say Tubman’s father, Ben Ross, was given a home and 10 acres in the 1830s, where Tubman lived with him for a few years. “Finding Harriet Tubman’s father’s home would be an amazing discovery,” said Dr. Julie Schablitsky, MDOT SHA’s Chief Archaeologist. “Being able to add a new chapter to her life through archaeology and share it with the traveling public is an honor.” SHA is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which owns the property at Blackwater southwest of Cambridge. The partners aim to locate the site of Ross’s home to include it in the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a 125-mile scenic drive that currently includes more than 30 sites related to Tubman’s life and her role as an abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad. Tubman was born on the Thompson Farm in Dorchester County around 1822. Ross, her father, cut timber on

the plantation, much of it for the Baltimore shipyards. When she and her mother were enslaved by the Brodess family and moved, Ross remained at the Thompson Farm until 1846. SHA will be onsite searching for a total of two weeks. While historians aren’t sure if archaeologists will be able to locate his original home, they say any discoveries related to Tubman’s family would be significant. “Any artifacts the archaeologists find will mean so much to the community,” said local African American historian and community member Hershel Johnson. “Any insight into how Harriet lived will be invaluable in understanding the history that led to her involvement with the Underground Railroad.” Dorchester County is known as “Harriet Tubman Country.” It’s home to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, open Thursday through Sunday by reservation during the COVID-19 pandemic. For details and reservations, go to the center’s website. SHA archaeologists will continue to dig and document everything they find the explore and share this key piece of African American history. “It is critical for the stories of Maryland history to be documented and shared,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “For MDOT SHA archaeologists to lead the way in discovering them is a source of pride for our department.”

Harriet Tubman’s father, Ben Ross, carved a cradle for her birth. Photo: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park/Facebook

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County Helps Volunteer Fire Departments Keep the Lights On BY KRISTA PFUNDER


olunteer fire departments across the country have been forced to cancel fundraising events due to the pandemic. In Anne Arundel County, the departments can replace some of those lost funds through a new grant program. More than $400,000 of the county’s federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will go to support county volunteer fire companies. “Many fundraising events were either canceled or limited to smaller crowds,” says Bob Rose, president of the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association. “Several companies had to cancel their carnivals, bingos and bull roasts. A few have been able to modify the food-related events to drive-up or curbside delivery, but revenues are down substantially for most companies.” The grant will help the volunteer com-

COMPANIES ELIGIBLE for grants based on size of each and submitted needs: ARNOLD Volunteer Fire Department, $22,830.00 ARUNDEL Volunteer Fire Department, $14,912.00 DEALE Volunteer Fire Department, $20,878.66 FERNDALE Volunteer Fire Company, $20,317.09 GLEN BURNIE Volunteer Fire Company, $199,400.00 LAKE SHORE Volunteer Fire Company, $11,135.00 MARYLAND CITY Volunteer Fire Department, $343.00 ODENTON Volunteer Fire Company, $17,506.46 ORCHARD BEACH Volunteer Fire Department, $58,441.54 RIVIERA BEACH Volunteer Fire Company, $39,542.11

Fundraisers such as carnivals have been canceled due to the pandemic. Photo: Odenton Volunteer Fire Company panies that depend on every dollar from fundraising and hall rentals to support their mission. For those who are saving for future apparatus and equipment purchases, those funds also took a hit. “Many have been able to cut back on discretionary spending but certain critical items such as loan payments on apparatus or facilities and utility payments must be made,” Rose says. “The county provides some monetary support but it does not cover all expenses.” Keeping the lights is just one of the challenges local departments are facing. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is a combination department—meaning it consists of both career and volunteer firefighters—and includes more than 330 active volunteer members in 15 companies. “Most volunteer companies are always recruiting, but during COVID-19 we have had challenges,” Rose says. “While we have admitted new members some of the training required has been postponed or moved to virtual learning.” Companies have had to limit access to the stations except for critical personnel needed for emergency response or required administrative duties. “Members not engaged in critical activities were encouraged to stay home to limit the chance of spreading the disease,” Rose says. 


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H E R E A R E C E R TA I N E L E M E N T S that make the holidays extra special: being with loved ones, be they family or friends (or that perfect blend of both), enjoying special meals together and honoring the spirit of the season by helping others. For Thanksgiving 2020, these elements can still be found, even if your holiday is going to be a much smaller one due to the pandemic. CBM Bay Weekly wants to help you make this Turkey Day just as meaningful by offering up a buffet of ideas from food to activities to turn this stay-at-home holiday into a memorable one. We asked our writers to serve up their stories as one would lay out a holiday feast. First up, naturally, is what brings us to gather around the table this time of year – the food. —KATHY KNOTTS

RIT How to enjoy a scaled-down Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Feast for a Smaller Crowd We asked area chefs, cooks and caterers to share their recipes that are ideal for a smaller affair. If you are looking for a seasonal side dish, a pumpkin people-pleaser (that isn’t pie) or are tackling the turkey for the first time this year, we have some delectable recipes and tips for you from soup to dessert.

Seared Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Parmesan BY G W Y N N O VA K , CHEF AND OWNER OF NO THYME TO COOK IN SOLOMONS

 pound fresh Brussels 1 sprouts, halved 5 strips bacon 1 onion, diced Salt and pepper ¼ cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Casserole

Cook the bacon until crispy in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel. When it cools, crumble the bacon and set aside. Add the Brussels sprouts and onions to the hot sauté pan. Season lightly with salt and pepper and cook for 5-8 minutes or until they are tender. Turn off the heat and add the cheese and crumbled bacon.


Hint: Opt for fresh Brussels sprouts for this dish. Frozen sprouts will leach out too much water making it virtually impossible for them to brown well. Prep 6 min / Cook 18 min / Serves 4



2 tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tsp minced garlic 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp ground coriander Pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional) 1½ cans 100 percent pumpkin (about 22 oz) 2½ cups chicken broth 1 cup milk 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream


Add salt and pepper to taste. Melt butter in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spices and stir for a minute more. Add pumpkin and chicken broth; blend well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. With the soup on low heat, add brown sugar and mix. Slowly add milk while stirring to incorporate. Add cream. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serves 6


1 pound sage sausage (we recommend our sage breakfast sausage, available in store) 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 medium onions, chopped 12 • BAY WEEKLY • November 19 - November 26, 2020

Salt Pepper Garlic powder Rubbed sage Melted butter Bottle of white table wine Rub the salt, pepper, garlic powder, sage and melted butter over the top of the turkey. Pour 1/2 to 1 bottle of white table wine in the roasting pan. Cook 15-20 min per pound at 325 degrees with the lid on until almost done. When the internal temperature reaches 165, increase oven heat to 400 to brown as desired.

3 medium celery ribs, chopped ½ cup chopped celery leaves (from inner celery ribs) 1 pound white bread (I use a loaf of Italian bread), cut into ½ inch-cubes & dried overnight in the oven or 10 cups plain bread croutons ¼ cup chopped parsley 2 tsp poultry seasoning 1½ tsp salt ½ tsp freshly ground pepper 1½ to 2 cups turkey or chicken broth, as needed In large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, celery and celery leaves. Cook, stirring

 pounds sweet potatoes, 3 peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks For the bourbon glaze: 1 cup bourbon 2 cups dark brown sugar 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp cinnamon  1 orange, zested 8 oz butter, unsalted In saucepan, add all ingredients except the butter on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in butter. In casserole dish, add sweet potatoes and cover with glaze. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until sweet potatoes are cooked through. Let cool and serve.

often, until the onions are golden, about 8 minutes. Scrape the vegetables and butter into a large bowl. Add sausage to skillet and cook over medium heat, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add sausage to bowl and mix. Mix in the bread cubes (or croutons), parsley, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in about 1½ cups of broth until the stuffing is evenly moistened, but not soggy. Place in a lightly buttered casserole, drizzle with ½ cup broth, cover, and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Making A Memorable Tradition


24 graham crackers, crushed 1 /3 cup sugar ½ cup butter, melted 2 eggs, beaten ¾ cup sugar 8 oz cream cheese 3 cups pumpkin, mashed 3 eggs, whites and yolks separated 3/4 cup sugar ½ cup milk ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 envelope plain gelatin (we use Knox) ¼ cup cold water Cool Whip Preheat oven to 350. Mix crackers, 1/3 cup sugar, and melted butter and press into a 9x13 pan. Using stand or hand mixer, mix eggs, ¾ cup sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Pour over crust and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, set aside and cool. In saucepan, cook pumpkin, egg yolks, ½ cup sugar, milk, salt and cinnamon until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. In small bowl, dissolve gelatin in ¼ cup cold water. Add gelatin to pumpkin and stir. Cool completely. Using stand or hand mixer, beat egg whites, ¼ cup sugar & fold into pumpkin mixture. Pour over cooked, baked crust. Top with whipped cream and serve.

For those who are staying home or celebrating with just their own household this year, it’s natural to miss the larger gatherings of years past. Consider planning special events or activities to help make this Thanksgiving memorable and unique. Your dinner conversation can be the shining star of this year’s festivities. Gather around the table and start a new tradition. Using a tablecloth, have everyone in the house write things they are thankful for directly on the cloth with a permanent marker. The tablecloth can then become a keepsake tradition to be used each holiday season. Create a family gratitude journal where each member of the family can record all of the things that make them smile or gives them a sense of gratitude. This can be done all year long. Consider creating a family Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar and enjoy the memories you make by completing

the tasks each day. Get in the holiday spirit. Decorate the house, make an “Ugly Holiday Sweater,” or design and write your own holiday cards. With the extra time at home, each family member might be able to include a few lines in a letter about how this year has been for them and any sentiments they have to share with loved ones. Reach out and connect. Being socially distant doesn’t have to keep us from staying connected this year. Reach out to loved ones for a video chat, share a

Giving Thanks & Giving Back

Some families use the Thanksgiving holiday as a chance to spread kindness and generosity to others, whether that be feeding the hungry directly or collecting clothing or food items to donate. Giving back and helping those in local communities always makes a meaningful difference and as the holiday’s approach, the season of giving is officially here—even in the midst of a global pandemic. This Thanksgiving, when people are being asked to scale down their traditions, local nonprofit Bello Machre in Glen Burnie will be making sure that the families in their care can still enjoy a hearty meal. Bello Machre, meaning “home of my heart” in Gaelic, has been providing care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Maryland since 1972. “At that time, parents had very limited options: keep their son or daughter at home forever or place them in state institutions,” says Robert Ireland, Bello Machre’s president and CEO. “All of these parents had one thing in common: they wanted a place that provided guidance, opportunity, and loving care— a place for people with developmental disabilities to call home.” Today, the non-profit provides in-home care and support to over 200 people in 50 community homes throughout Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties. “We promise family members that we will always be there for their loved ones,” says Lindsey Norris, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services at Bello Machre. Each November, the program connects with local volunteers— businesses, churches, schools, families, and individuals—to request Thanksgiving basket donations. “Each basket contains enough food to feed up to six people and includes all the delicious sides that one could want on Thanksgiving, but in non-perishable form – boxed mashed potatoes, canned green beans, yams, corn, and

socially distant meal with a neighbor, or swap keepsake recipes with friends and family. Get crafty. Plan an at-home paint night as part of your after-dinner festivities. Have a cook off. Pick five ingredients and have each member of the household come up with creative recipes to incorporate the items. Have a cookie decorating contest, or have each member of the family pick and make a course for your Thanksgiving meal. Try a new recipe that you maybe haven’t had the time for. Get outdoors. Go for a scenic drive to see the last of the fall foliage. Go on a hike and collect items that can be used to make wreaths. Or spend time enjoying walkable or drive through holiday light displays. Annual Turkey Trots are mostly virtual this year but you can still run through your neighborhood to work up an appetite and justify dessert. See Bay Planner for in-person outdoor events. —JILLIAN AMODIO

Travel, Wisely and Safely

Above: Bello Machre board member Michele Marshall holding up a basket she donated last year. Below: Basket a local volunteer put together. Photos courtesy Lindsey Norris. cranberry sauce, gravy packets, boxes of stuffing, boxes of mac and cheese, dinner rolls, and boxed brownies or cake for dessert,” Norris says. “In addition, we try to make sure that each basket has a $25 gift card so that the home or family that receives it can purchase a turkey or ham.” The Thanksgiving baskets are organized by Bello Machre’s Development Team and distributed to each of their 50 residential homes, Support Services and Meaningful Day families. The baskets include enough ingredients to support the frontline staff who work and live in the homes, too. “This year, volunteers will leave [the basket] on the home’s porch in a safe, contactless way,” Norris says. “Our staff will rally to make sure the baskets get delivered before Thanksgiving.” According to Norris, this Thanksgiving tradition began about 10 years ago when local donor Steve Dannenmann offered to hand out Thanksgiving dinner baskets. That first year 20 baskets were donated to Bello Machre’s most needy homes. Now, the Thanksgiving basket program has grown to include all of the Bello Machre homes and services families. Norris reports that 100 baskets will be delivered this year.

With more stringent travel and gathering restrictions in place and our case numbers on the rise, families may worry about safety during the holiday. Marylanders are strongly advised against nonessential travel, particularly to states with elevated positivity and case rates. Dr. Ron Elfenbein of First Call Medical Center in Gambrills encourages families to be cognizant of the risks verses the benefits of visiting loved ones outside the home. For some, isolation has brought on mental health concerns. He encourages families to carefully weigh the risks of including others in your holiday plans. Elfenbein says to get tested before you visit. “Testing is not fool proof, but the more members that get tested, the less likely it is that someone will unknowingly infect others,” he says. If you do travel to visit people outside your household or if others are coming to visit, gather outdoors if possible, wear masks and wash hands. When indoors, have separate tables for each household and increase the air flow and ventilation with ceiling fans or open windows. —JILLIAN AMODIO

Regardless of how you celebrate this year, there is still much to be thankful for. Be safe, be p well, be happy.


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Bald Eagle Walk Join a ranger to look for bald eagles and other bird species in the park and talk about their roles in the habitat; bring binoculars and wear shoes that can get muddy; masks req’d. 9am, Beverly Triton Nature Park, Edgewater, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yyr9yspl.

Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics November 20-January 2: Lights on the Bay.

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winter world with over 70 elaborate animated displays. Cruise through two sparkling miles to see North Pole scenes, a twinkling Up North Village, a Winter Penguin Village, a colonial village, a giant red teddy bear, midshipmen and Chessie; purchase 3D glasses for extra effects ($5). Benefits Anne Arundel SPCA. 5-10pm rain or shine, Sandy Point State Park, $20/car, $30/ passenger van or mini-bus, $50/bus: www.lightsonthebay.org.

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Jackson Dean and The Outsiders (ages 21+). 7:30pm, $20, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com.

St. John’s College Bill Pastille presents the NEH Lecture “Double Duty: How to Live in the Cosmos of Plotinus” in a virtual presentation. 8pm: www.sjc.edu.

November 19: Cook with John Shields.

Cook with John Shields The popular Chesapeake cookbook author, chef and Culinary Ambassador invites you into his kitchen to share in the bounty of the Bay in this online presentation; hosted by Chesapeake Bay Trust. 7pm, RSVP for link: https://cbtrust.org/johnshields/.

Business Survival in Crazy Times Business attorney Lisa Smith Sanders, Health Dept. Director Dr. Larry Polsky and business consultant and CEO of Kemit Group, Joel Hill offer tips and best practices in this online panel discussion; bring questions about how to help your business live long and prosper. 7-8:30pm, Calvert Library Virtual Branch: https://CalvertLibrary.info.


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Watch a virtual lecture on health care in early America with Dr. Elaine Breslaw, who looks at trends by professional and folk practitioners of the first settlements, treatment of disease, epidemic crises, food habits, childbirth practices, the attitude toward the insane, wartime problems, and public health issues, with revelations about how and why the medical profession declined in importance during those years. 7pm, $15 w/discounts, RSVP for link: www.annapolis.org.


The state’s biggest holiday fair fills seven buildings and big top tents with artists and crafters offering fine art, pottery, furniture, quilts, jewelry, clothing, wreaths and garlands, toys and Christmas ornaments. Kids see Santa. FSa 10am-6pm, Su 10am-5pm, Frederick Co. Fairgrounds, $8 w/ discounts; $2 parking: www.marylandchristmasshow.com. NOVEMBER 20-JANUARY 2

26th Annual Lights on the Bay Lights on the Bay transforms Sandy Point State Park into a gleaming

Dept. of Health offers free seasonal flu shots for Anne Arundel County residents age 6 months and older; FluMist nasal spray may be available for ages 2 to 49; high-dose for ages 65+ may also be available; face coverings req’d; by appointment only. 9am-noon, Department of Health annex parking lot, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, RSVP: www.marylandvax.org.

Residential Paper Shredding Calvert Co. residents, paper clips/ staples OK, no binders or binder clips; proof of residency and face masks req’d. 9am-1pm, Huntingtown High School: www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Recycle.

Zoo Lights at the Maryland Zoo

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Zoo Lights is a seasonal spectacle after-hours event that begins at Eagle Gate and proceeds down Buffalo Yard Road as guests follow a beautifully lit winding path past dazzling displays including some favorite animals reimagined as light sculptures. Guests can walk the event on foot every Saturday (4:307:30pm) or by car Wednesday-Sunday (5-7pm, extended hours on wkd). $45 for drive-thru, $20 for walk-thru; advanced timed ticket req’d: www.marylandzoo.org/ZooLights.

Benefit from the tranquility offered by nature on a walk with volunteer naturalist Diane Diaz-Geobes (ages 16+). 10-11:30am, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6, RSVP: www.jugbay.org.

KIDS Learning at London Town Life for kids in the Colonial Chesapeake wasn’t all about work. In this program, kids will learn to play some sports and games that were popular in London Town’s heyday. While having fun, children will learn important communication and team-building skills (grades 1-4). 10am-noon, Historic London Town, Edgewater, $10 w/discounts: www.historiclondontown.org.

Medart Open House Musical tidings by Bill Resnick & Ryan Webster, meet the authors of A Portrait of Obedience, Sherry Wynne Tucker and Linda K. Strohecker; plus a goodie bag in the spirit of AnnaMaria’s hospitality. 10am-5pm, Medart Gallery, Dunkirk: 301-855-4515.

Rams Head on Stage The Grilled Lincolns. 7:30pm, $15, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20

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Holiday Wreath Making

Author Marke Bieschke talks about the history of protest in the United States. Hosted by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. 5-6pm, RSVP for link: aacpl.librarycalendar.com.

Create a wreath from an assortment of greens and fun decorative elements while enjoying music, a cash bar, assorted treats and good company outdoors. Tables will be distanced

November 20: Marke Bieschke at YA Writers Live.

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10+ feet apart, set with individual toolkits and buckets full of assorted greens; masks req’d. Grab a prepackaged accessory kit or bring your own accessories to add. Participants are encouraged to bring garden scissors, wire cutters, gloves, and lawn chair. Send any seating requests to programs@annmariegarden.org. 11am-2pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $40, RSVP: www.annmariegarden.org.

Rams Head on Stage Jackson Dean. 12:30pm, $24, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com.

Giving Thanks in Leonardtown Local restaurants and food contributors demo recipes for upcoming holiday meals to delight your family with, plus learn and view new ways to surround your home inside and out with lovely warm enticing holiday ideas in this virtual holiday program. 3pm: w w w. v i s i t L e o n a r d t o w n M D . c o m / Thanksgiving or on the Town of Leonardtown Facebook page.

Holiday Vinyls & Vino Enjoy a front-row seat to Santa lighting the Christmas tree, plus wine cocktails from Vintage Views, graze boxes, sweet boxes and music by DJ Crawdads. 5-7pm, Annapolis Town Center, $20 (includes one glass of wine), RSVP: www.visitATC.com.

Holiday Drive-In Movie Bring the family to watch Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, plus complimentary popcorn and a live stream of the annual tree lighting, and a visit from Santa. 5pm, Annapolis Town Center, $50, RSVP: visitatc.com/the-grinch-tickets/.

Trot for a Turkey Help families in need by running or walking (in reserved time slots) through the 3.1-mile Festival of Lights course and see the dazzling displays up close; registration fees provide a family with a holiday turkey. 5-9pm, Watkins Park, Upper Marlboro, $22, RSVP: www.mncppc.org.

Margaret Crowner’s Cook Shop The Galesville Community Center Organization, Inc. presents a virtual live reimagining of Margaret Crowner’s Cook Shop, a two-room structure that served the Galesville and the West Benning Road communities; sponsored by the GCCO, Lost Towns Project, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, Preservation Maryland, Maryland Historical Trust, and Maryland Humanities. 6pm, via the GCCO Facebook page or email link, RSVPs appreciated: galesvillecommunitycenter@gmail.com or projects@losttownsproject.org.

Rams Head on Stage N.E.W. Athens, REM tribute band (ages 21+). 7:30pm, $30, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com.

November 24: Philippa Gregory Author Talk


KIDS Santa at ATC

Lucinda Edinberg on making origami paper cranes; commemorates the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima. 3pm, link to be posted on Mitchell Gallery website: www.sjc.edu/annapolis/mitchell-gallery/.

Santa is back at Annapolis Town Center! This year choose between a contactless, in-person visit with Santa or a virtual experience using video conference technology; pet photos with Santa available, too. Times and booking details: https://www.visitatc.com/santa/

Foreplay, A Tribute to 70s Rock (ages 21+). 6pm, $22.50, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com.



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North Beach Poinsettia Sale

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Last day to order. Buy 6.5-inch poinsettias, red or white, from the House & Garden Club; benefits children of North Beach. $10, pick up Dec. 5, 1-3pm, at Public Works Building (delivery available by appt), RSVP: northbeachgardenclub@gmail.com.

Carlo Biondi (ages 21+). 7:30pm, $10, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com.

Origami Cranes Watch an online video recording of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, written by Eleanor Coerr, narrated by Liv Ullman with music by George Winston, followed by live stream instruction with art educator


the Spiritist Society of North Beach. 12-12:30pm, Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, North Beach, free, RSVP: 301-855-0282 PLAN AHEAD

Walkin’ Off That Turkey Hike Nov. 27: Join Jug Bay volunteer and Maryland Master Naturalist, Mike Quinlan, for a walking alternative to the Post Turkey Trot 5K Run on Nov 28. Look for signs of the season like seed heads, cool weather plants, scat, tracks, and mammals (ages 10+). 9am-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, $6 vehicle fee, RSVP: www.jugbay.org.

Philippa Gregory Author Talk

The Great Pumpkin Dropoff

Bestselling author Philippa Gregory launches her latest novel Dark Tides with a virtual author talk, presented by several area library systems. 5-6pm, live streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter/Periscope, RSVP for link: https://CalvertLibrary.info.

Nov. 27-29: Annapolis Green continues to collect old jack-o’-lanterns; bring your pumpkins to the collection bins set up at Truxtun Park and Veteran Compost will give them new life as compost. Details: www.annapolisgreen.com. p

Dining with Diabetes University of Maryland Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Educators Mona Habibi and Erin Jewell lead a four-part series designed for adults with type 2 diabetes, teaching skills needed to identify and understand important information about managing the disease. 6-7pm, RSVP for link: https://CalvertLibrary.info. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25



Rams Head on Stage Jay Hurtt & James Rubush of Little Bird (ages 21+). 7:30pm, $20-$25, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26

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A Different Kind of Blue Bird


hen I was growing up in Florida, around 7 years old, a storm knocked a bird’s nest out of a tree. One upset baby blue jay was in the nest. There were no small-bird rescue groups at that time but I was given instructions on how to feed and care for the bird. There was a mash recipe that the bird loved. I named it “Jack” because its plea for food sounded like that name. Eventually, it was released outside but would come back and visit for some treats and a little conversation. Blue jays are some of the smartest birds. They are able to solve threestep puzzles and use simple tools. They have complex vocalizations and will even imitate the voice of a hawk to scare off other birds and intruders. Other vocalizations are used to communicate with each other. Jays can

be as large as a small hawk and have a head crest which they can raise and lower like an emotional flag. The flag goes up when they are angry or upset. They have a complex social structure and do a lot of talking to each other. They usually move in groups and use loud mobbing in the presence of their enemies. Following their mob calls has led me to black rat snakes, owls, hawks and fox. They are omnivores, eating anything from acorns to raiding other bird’s nest for eggs and young birds. Blue jays are found east of the Rockies, ranging from Florida into Canada. There are other species of jays across North America, scrub, pinion, Stellar’s, gray— they all seem to be loud and smart. The blue jay is the only one that migrates, but it is only a partial migration. The northern blue jays, where there are heavy

snows, will migrate south but their destinations are not well-documented. Most, but not all, of Maryland’s local jays are likely to stay put. It does seem that some of the northern birds seem to displace the more southern birds. I do like their coloration and their smarts but they show up at my feeders as a group and tend to be too loud. Attracting these birds to your feeders

is fairly easy: they love peanuts. The nuts need to be unsalted but can be cooked or uncooked. Striped sunflower seeds and suet will also attract them. In my yard, I only occasionally put out peanuts but the jays seem to prefer them in the shell. It seems like they enjoy the challenge of opening them. Some people have even been able to feed them out of their hand. 



Time to Harvest Perennial Herbs


s temperatures start to slowly drop and our gardens begin to decline, it’s time to harvest your perennial herbs to be dried for later use. In these trying times, you will feel empowered by making some of your own seasonings and teas. A hot pot of herbal tea on a cold damp day can make you feel comforted and full of wellness depending on what you blend together. Cut your herbs and tie them up in small bunches with string to dry. If you have room in a warm airy kitchen, a pantry, an extra room or a dry shed, these are all good places to dry your herbs. Some small-leaved herbs, like thyme, dry well in a basket. As soon as your herbs are “chip-dry”, crumble them into a clean paper bag and store them out of light and heat in jars or tins. Make sure they are very dry and not soft as any moisture in the leaves will cause them to mold inside a sealed container.

You can dry lemon balm for use in teas or tinctures. Oregano can be cut all the way down to the ground, tied in bunches and air-dried. You can cut approximately half of your thyme plants to dry. This will reduce excessive woody growth and encourage new growth in the spring. Passionflower vines can be cut and coiled to dry in a warm place. Rosemary can be tied into small bunches to dry, but don’t cut more than half the plant. Another perennial herb that will be available until our winter weather gets very wet and sloppy is sage. It’s best to dry branches of it now so you’re not jaunting through a snow-covered garden to season your holiday bird. If you grow roses that make rosehips, harvest them now for their addition of vitamin C to teas. Bee balm or Monarda, can be cut and dried for tea. All of the mints, such as peppermint, spearmint, applemint and orange mint can

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all be cut and dried. After all your herbs are dried, you can spend a cold day making seasoning blends and teas for holiday gifts and yourself. A great seasoning for your holiday bird or any poultry is ¼ cup each of sage, thyme, oregano, marjoram and rosemary. Add 2 tablespoons of garlic powder and 2 teaspoons of pepper. Store in an airtight container. A soothing tea for colds or flu can be made with one-half cup each of beebalm, lemon balm, chamomile, peppermint and sage. Add chopped, dried rosehips (with the seeds removed). Add 2 tablespoons of dried ginger powder, two broken up cinnamon sticks and a tablespoon of allspice berries. Blend well and store in an airtight jar. Steep 1 teaspoon per 1 cup of boiling

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FISHFINDER: The rockfish bite, when the wind dies, continues on in the fall tradition with lively action going on mostly at the mouths of the tributaries. Look for birds and match the size of the baitfish they are eating. When that’s not happening try bouncing jigs in white or chartreuse on deep marks with lip hooked minnows added for flavor. It’s getting ever colder and stripers start focusing on smell to direct their hunts. The pickerel bite has started up in fine fashion and on light tackle these guys are the best. Try smaller paddle tail jigs, spinner baits, crank baits and minnows, lip hooked on small jigs under a bobber. There are still some nice jimmies not yet under the mud and now you can wait until the sun warms up the water a bit before you go out. As they warn in Game of Thrones, “winter is coming,” and it’s going to be nasty, get your water fix in while you can.


Chained Lightning, Pickerel on Fire I t was a sudden relief when my line came tight and the rod in my fist bowed down toward the 19-foot Mako’s gunnel. My buddy Sam had already landed two of these beasts, was hooked up with a third and I’d begun to fear that I had lost my touch. Out on the broad creek the muscular flank of the big chain pickerel with my lure firmly in his jaw churned a bright, watery tantrum under the morning sun. That lively tussle was just the beginning of a memorable outing on a day that had not begun particularly well. Just 24 hours prior I had secured the winter cover over my skiff in advance of a mass of predicted rainstorms and wind headed our way and suffered a resultant bout of despondency. That was compounded by the subsequent dawning of the most mild and beautiful day so far this fall. Landlocked and without a chance of any angling adventure I was totally surprised by a morning call from Sam, a fellow angling fanatic, offering a boat ride. Noting that it was kind of him to include me, I grabbed a few light casting rods and headed out the door. Sam had discovered quite the pickerel bite, and with some friends, had already caught and released a surprising number of citation sized fish over the last week as well as some early




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arriving yellow perch. Sam and I would attempt to do it yet again and experienced an incredible degree of success. My next pickerel was a twin of the first but this one attacked as soon as my small, paddle tail jig touched the water. For over the next hour both Sam and I were constantly hooked up with a quantity of super aggressive chain pickerel plus a few chunky yellow perch. Altogether it was a totally unexpected bonus for a season that I had feared was mostly over. The pickerel is an especially hand THURSDAY


some fish, long, lithe and marked on its sides by green iridescent chain patterns; it is a member of the pike family, and a close cousin of the powerful northern pike. Like the northern, it has a large mouthful of needle-sharp teeth but since they are intended for grasping their prey rather than cutting, a 10- to 20-pound mono leader is all that is necessary to reliably bring the fish to hand. Pickerel, incidentally, are also possessed of a vast quantity of small, floating pin bones, that are almost impossible to excise. Thus, anyone even slightly adverse to fish bones in their dinner will turn these rascals loose to swim and bless some other angler with their slashing and often aerial dances. An ambush predator preferring the fresher portions of the Bay’s tributaries, the pickerel loves to attack swimming plugs such as the Rapala X-Rap, Mepps Spinners and soft, paddle tail jigs in the 3- to 5-inch varieties. Another virtue of this fish is that the colder the water, the more active it becomes. Indeed, February, when it tends to follow schools of early





spawning yellow perch, is often the most productive month for locating and tangling with this assassin. It traditionally lurks near tree laydowns, docks, submerged brush piles, drifting leaf rafts and any structure that obscures its presence and from which it can launch sudden attacks. A net is handy in landing these critters, and since they rely on a slippery coating to protect their bodies, a wet rag will cause the least damage in handling them for release. DNR is asking for your cooperation in answering a survey designed to gather information and preferences from outdoor enthusiasts that access Maryland’s public lands and waters. This is an ideal time to make your views known on such topics such as: administration of the oyster population; the decline of the rockfish population; commercial fishing quotas; population fluctuations of the blue crab population; you get the idea. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Survey: https://dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/survey.aspx.


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second spurs some students into taking chances they never thought they would. Mara is asked out by Dylan (Charlie Plummer: Looking for Alaska), a shy boy who’s always had a crush on her. Though Mara is hesitant, she accepts and romance blooms between the two. Soon, the duo is inseparable, doing all the obnoxious things teens do when they’re experiencing love for the first time. But as the people around them keep popping like overfilled balloons, Mara and Dylan must deal with the reality that their days may be numbered. Is it possible to fall in love while people are exploding? And what on earth is causing this horrible phenomenon? Heartfelt, funny, and a little bit disgusting, Spontaneous is a teen romance that even adults can enjoy. All the angst and overly verbose dialogue remains intact, but by adding a few exploding bodies and some pitchblack humor director Brian Duffield (in his feature debut) creates a movie that’s both familiar and completely unexpected. Think of this movie as Scanners meets The Fault in Our Stars. Duffield, who worked as a screenwriter and adapted this film from a novel, has a fantastic sense of dialogue. The characters are witty, but never feel too manufactured as they

analyze their precarious existence. Duffield also uses some fun narrative tricks, like characters addressing the camera to keep the energy high in this likeable story. The film has a surprisingly soft heart and inspirational message for a movie that features the spontaneous explosion of bodies, but it works well because of a charismatic star turn from Langford. Her Mara is the typical disaffected cynical youth we see in a lot of teen films, but there’s a vulnerability that shines through. Mara is clearly terrified of dying, but trying to seem tough and unflappable to the world. As her armor is chipped away, we begin to see what a scared kid she truly is. Though Spontaneous has a ton of charm (and a good amount of blood, for those considering letting kids see it), it still has a few pacing issues. The movie drags a little towards the end as the film shifts tones considerably from dark comedy to inspirational dramedy. Still, Langford’s bravura performance keeps the film from stalling as it finds its feet again. If you’re looking for a teen film that offers a fresh take on the “finding yourself and love through crisis” genre, Spontaneous might just feel like a breath of fresh air. This film is literally a bloody good time. Good Dramedy * R * 101 mins.

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Schemes • Kimberly Ragsdale’s apparent plan to get free food at a Chick-Fil-A in Rockmart, Georgia, ended in her arrest on charges of impersonating a public officer on Nov. 5. According to police, Ragsdale, 47, of Dallas, had repeatedly visited the restaurant, telling workers she was an FBI agent and threatening to arrest them if they didn’t serve her a complimentary meal. Ragsdale continued her charade, the Associated Press reported, telling arresting officers her credentials were electronic and talking “into her shirt like she was talking into a radio,” the arrest report noted. Rockmart Police Chief Randy Turner said in a statement to news outlets, “You will not hear a real officer demand a meal anywhere.” • Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conning an unnamed doctor in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh into paying $41,600 for an “Aladdin’s lamp” that the sellers promised would bring him “wealth, health and good fortune.” The two con artists even conspired to conjure a genie from the lamp, which turned out to be one of the men, to convince the doctor of its authenticity, the BBC reported. According to local police, the con men had duped other families in the same way.

Awesome! • Mayor Yutaka Umeda of the Japanese town of Yamato was puzzled when his name started trending on social media after the U.S. presidential election, but he is now hoping his newfound fame will help him “promote the town,” United Press International reported. The extra attention online came because the Chinese kanji characters used to spell Umeda’s name can also be pronounced “Jo Baiden”—strikingly similar to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. “Although there are differences in the positions of a U.S. presidential candidate and the mayor of Yamato ... our passion is the same,”

Umeda said. • A couple hiking in Ingersheim in northeastern France in September came across a tiny aluminum capsule that turned out to contain a message in German dropped by a carrier pigeon 110 years ago, CNN reported. Curator Dominique Jardy at the nearby Linge Memorial museum, dedicated to a battle between French and German forces in 1915, determined the message was sent from one German officer to another, detailing military exercises taking place in the area. The find, Jardy said, “is really very, very, very rare,” and the message will go on display at the museum.

Bright Ideas In September, police in Ceske Budejovice in the Czech Republic, where a 9 p.m. curfew has been imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, came upon a man pulling a toy plush dog behind him late at night in the town’s center, Idnes.cz reported. “I’m walking a dog here. I’m not doing anything illegal here,” the man told officers. Walking a dog is permitted after curfew, but the police gave him a warning and sent him and his “pet” on their way.

People With Issues Police in Fruitland Park, Florida, arrested Ronni Leigh Kimberlin of Leesburg on Oct. 31 on charges of theft and disturbing a grave after she allegedly repeatedly removed items left at her ex-husband’s grave by his fiancee. The grieving fiancee first complained to police in late September, records show, saying items missing from the grave included a pair of $250 sunglasses, hanging LED lights, hanging planters, artificial flowers, a ring and assorted other items, all valued at more than $400. Kimberlin denied involvement, WKMG reported, but the arrest affidavit noted an ex-roommate came forward saying she was with Kimberlin when she stole the items, and police found some of the missing planters at Kimberlin’s brother’s home.

Recent Alarming Headlines Police in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, continue to investigate two explosive incidents in area port-a-potties, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. No one was injured in either explosion, the first of which occurred Nov. 5 in Lawrenceville and was strong enough to blow apart the toilet and damage a nearby home, police said. The second came on Nov. 10 in East Allegheny. Pittsburgh’s Bomb Squad and Crime Unit is working to determine what types of explosives were used and whether the events are related.

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time Motorists in Woodbury County, Iowa, started alerting State Conservation Officer Steve Griebel on Nov. 9 that hundreds of ducks had been killed after mistaking wet roads for wetlands, KCRG reported. The ducks, including bluebills, mallards, buffleheads and teal, were migrating south and landed on the wet pavement in parking lots and on highways, where the next day Griebel said he counted more than 200 that had been hit by unwitting drivers.

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit In China’s Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, 27-year-old Luo Qingjun has found his calling as a “bad uncle” for hire by parents wanting him to scare their children into obedience, Oddity Central reported. Luo creates a short custom video, using the child’s name and making scary faces while threatening them to behave. “If you don’t do your homework, don’t eat and don’t go to sleep, I will take you away!” Luo warns on one video. One happy customer posted, “My 3-year-old son was scared at first sight, and he was immediately obedient.”

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Recurring Themes More than 22,000 votes were cast in the race for mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, on Nov. 3, and the winner, with 13,143 of those votes, was Wilbur Beast, a French bulldog, Fox News reported, beating out Jack Rabbit the beagle and Poppy the golden retriever. Rabbit Hash’s mayoral election is a fundraiser for the town historical society, with each dollar buying one vote. Mayor Beast’s spokesperson/ owner, Amy Noland, thanked his supporters for their vote of confidence and encouraged them to reach out on social media, where Beast will be “all ears.” 

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1986 Regal 25’ – 260 IO, 300 hours, V-berth, halfcabin, head, $1,950. Other marine equipment. 410437-1483.

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This and That 1. What is the boiling point of water in Fahrenheit degrees?

minutes from the letters in: Mountain dew (40 words) If you are familiar with the names white-lightening, squirrel-whiskey, stump-liquor, moonshine, Kentucky fire, rotgut, bathtub gin, swamp-root, and hootch, then you understand how mountain dew (not the soft drink) got its name. What people don’t know is that back in the 1880’s one of the most famous distillers of illicit spirits was none other than Dr. John Barleycorn Pepper, who was known to limit his sample of batches to only a few times a day, namely, ten, two, and four.

(a) 212 (b) 165 (c) 192

2. What type of bird is a harlequin? (a) Pigeon (b) Parrot (c) Duck

3. How are the first five books of the Bible collectively known? (a) The Apocrypha (b) The Pentateuch (c) The Decameron

4. What fictional spy lives at 9 Baywater Street, Chelsea?

Scoring: 31 - 40 = Aloft; 26 - 30 = Ahead; 21 - 25 = Aweigh; 16 - 20 = Amidships; 11 - 15 = Aboard; 05 - 10 = Adrift; 01 - 05 = Aground

(a) Harry Palmer (b) Emma Peel (c) George Smiley

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The CryptoQuip below is a quote in substitution code, where A could equal R, H could equal P, etc. One way to break the code is to look for repeated letters. E, T, A, O, N and I are the most often used letters. A single letter is usually A or I; OF, IS and IT are common 2-letter words; and THE and AND are common 3-letter words. Good luck!

3 Letter Words

5 Letter Words

6 Letter Words

7 Letter Words

9 Letter Words

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Aries Cetus Draco Indus Libra Lupus Mensa Musca Orion Virgo

Bootes Cancer Cygnus Gemini Hydrus Pisces Taurus Tucana

Cepheus Pegasus Phoenix

Andromeda Capricorn Ursa Major

8 Letter Words

11 Letter Words

Aquarius Hercules Scorpius

Sagittarius Telescopium

4 Letter Words Crux Lynx Vela

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Something’s Fishy

Across 1 Cheese nibblers 5 Bridle strap 9 Come across as 13 Jack-in-the-pulpit, e.g. 14 Lily family member 15 Musical exercise 16 Decomposes 17 Ocean menaces 19 Discharge letters? 20 Start of a cheer 21 Greetings 22 Pewter component 24 Reef material 26 Beach souvenir 28 Rani’s wear 29 Eye rakishly 33 Volcanic rocks 34 Cheese in a ball 35 Pizzeria output 36 Lilly of pharmaceutics 37 Professional org. since 1847 39 Busy bee in Apr. 41 That girl in “That Girl�


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