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id you know that Small Business Saturday is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year? I didn’t. Maybe, like me, you’ve only started noticing the term in recent years. The day after Black Friday, this follow-up shopping day emphasizes holiday spending at local, independent businesses (think curated gifts rather than “more is better” big box stores). Small Business Saturday began as an American Express campaign on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2010, giving local stores exposure and encouraging people to shop within their own communities. The idea took off and has grown steadily over the decade. Surely the credit card company couldn’t have imagined how

important “shopping small” for the holidays would be 10 years later, amid a devastating pandemic. For so many businesses struggling to sustain operations, support from neighbors is essential. The businesses I feel for the most are the independently run stores that struggle to pay expenses on their retail space and pay their employees, too. Often, these businesses will do anything and everything to earn your business. As many shops have done, a gift boutique in my neighborhood began offering free local delivery on their products. And much to the delight of a neighbor who bought a baby gift from them, the shop giftwrapped the package and included a sweet handwritten note thanking the neighbor for her support.

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Calvert Hospice Receives $345 From Jefferson Patterson Park Virtual 5K

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CRAB lease signing, Constellation Rum, Feeding frontline workers, Little Library, Pittman hunter donation program under scrutiny ......... 4 FEATURE

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Calvert Hospice was so pleased to partner with Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum this year for the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Virtual 5K Run/ Walk. The original plan was to host a 5K fun run/walk at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on September 19, but COVID-19 prevented that from happening. The creative team behind the event decided to take everything virtual and allow participants to clock their own miles and submit pictures and social media posts. Crew marked off a route at the park that runners and walkers could use, and they also offered signage in the park where runners and walkers could take photos and post to social media. We would like to thank everyone at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum for hosting this event along with everyone who chose to participate as a walker or runner. Special thanks to Exelon for sponsoring this event! —AMANDA PETERSON,

My favorite running shoe store, Charm City Run, with locations in Annapolis and the Baltimore area, will not only deliver locally, but they will also ship your shoes and apparel for free. They also offer curbside pickup. If that isn’t enough, their fit specialists will sit out on the sidewalk and help you try on shoes outdoors, “no matter how cold it is!” the owner promises. Of course, you can also come inside the sanitized and socially-distanced store to shop. With these mom and pop stores going to such great lengths to keep your business, why not give it to them? Shopping local this holiday season will help ensure that these fixtures of the community are still around next spring. So let’s pause before we stam-

pede the electronics section on Black Friday and before we click “Buy Now” on Cyber Monday. Let’s take a look at the great (and often unique) gifts to buy right here in Chesapeake Country. The hard-working CBM Bay Weekly staff have been picking out gift ideas from small businesses all over the region to help inspire your shopping (see our cover story, page 11). From artwork in Annapolis to quirky décor in Deale, there are treasures to be found at the storefronts in your town and shopkeepers just waiting to help.  p —MEG WALBURN VIVIANO, CBM NEWS DIRECTOR

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CRAB President Brad LaTour (left) makes the 40-year lease agreement official with Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley (far right). Photo: Cheryl Costello.

IT’S OFFICIAL: ANNAPOLIS ACCESSIBLE BOATING FACILITY LEASE SIGNED BY CHERYL COSTELLO

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hesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) is celebrating the official lease-signing for its new adaptive boating center, which opens the door to sailing for those with disabilities. We were at the Annapolis waterfront to witness the moment that’s been years in the making. Now there’s ink on paper, but it took nearly four years of planning for CRAB to get to this point. The organization signed a lease with the City of Annapolis that allows for a building, house and the marina once known as Port Williams Marina to be torn down off Bembe Beach Road. Paul “Bo” Bollinger, Executive Director of CRAB, showed us the changes that will take place on the water. “These fixed docks will be removed. They’re about 35 years old and they will be replaced with floating docks—8 feet wide and

24 inches out of the water, which is the right height for our boarding and transfer boxes to slide guests into our boats.” CRAB skipper Steve Ritterbush, left paralyzed by an injury five years ago, told Mayor Gavin Buckley what this new center will mean to him. “This is one of the few activities now that I can really do, and so it’s been a godsend.” “I have a number of friends, for example, that have boats—good-sized boats. They’ve offered, but there’s no place for me to get near the water with the chair and this will be an opportunity for me to drive out on my chair on a dock. They can pull up, they’ll have a hoist up there, they can lift me up and put me in their boat and off we go,” Ritterbush explains. The custom crane that will sit on a 90foot T-pier will allow for opportunities that aren’t possible at CRAB’s current launch

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location of Sandy Point State Park. The state of Maryland, Anne Arundel County, and the City of Annapolis all agreed to funding for the boating center that adds up to about $2.8 million. CRAB is responsible for raising another $1.2 million, and they are currently about halfway to that goal. In addition to the docks, the project includes a building for training and a serenity park. “When you go to a parking lot that has 100 spots, there’s always two or three that are designated for handicap parking,” says CRAB Board President Brad LaTour. “We’re not different.” LaTour helped fight for the funding, and often thought it was a losing battle until he made that accessibility argument. Buckley says giving CRAB a 40-year, rent-free lease of the marina property will allow the nonprofit to focus on where money should go. Now the attention turns towards breaking ground on the boating center early next year. CRAB expects the entire project to be complete sometime in 2021.

CRAB skipper Steve Ritterbush, left paralyzed by an injury five years ago, told Mayor Gavin Buckley what this new center will mean to him. “This is one of the few activities now that I can really do, and so it’s been a godsend.”


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Workers at the Tobacco Barn Distillery remove barrels of rum from the belly of the USS Constellation. Photo courtesy Historic Ships in Baltimore

RUM AGED IN BELLY OF USS CONSTELLATION HELPS KEEP SHIP AFLOAT BY CHERYL COSTELLO

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um is the classic seafaring spirit, and drinking it will make you feel even more like a mariner if the rum in question was aged in barrels aboard the 1854 USS Constellation. Hollywood, Maryland’s Tobacco Barn Distillery recently removed four wooden barrels from the belly of the historic sloop-of-war docked at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. They contain the latest batch of USS Constellation Rum, aged with the gentle rocking and mixing of the ship afloat. It’s a win-win as a portion of the rum’s sales of help Historic Ships in Baltimore operate, despite being closed to the public since March. Down four levels in the ship’s hold, looking at the keelson, or centerline, four barrels of rum from Tobacco Barn Distillery just finished their voyage. “The shop rocks and rolls. A lot of people think this ship is stuck in the mud. Well, she’s not. She’s floating. She moves around. We can’t tell right now, but outside, it’s windy,” says Chris Rowson, Executive Director of Historic Ships. That movement is exactly what the partners at Tobacco Barn want. “The agitation oxidizes it,” explains founding partner Scott Sanders. “There’s all these flavors and esters in the product that they taste better once you oxidize them.” The inconsistent climate in the hold of the ship contributes to the rum, too. “It’s really hot during the day in summer and then it cools down at night. It kind of pushes the rum in the wood and then comes back out at night, so it’s always working in and out,” Sanders says. This batch, the fourth to be aged aboard Constellation, had about a year and a half to rock around since the pandemic shut down Historic Ships. It will raise money for the floating museums during a challenging time when visitors have had to stay away. And it pairs well with history, Rowson says. “We’re on the same floor (of the ship) where sailors in the 1800s would access the spirit locker. Back in the day, rum, or—in the case of the American Navy—whiskey, was actually part of the sailors’ pay. There’s a little bit of

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“The agitation oxidizes it,” explains founding partner Scott Sanders. “There’s all these flavors and esters in the product that they taste better once you oxidize them.” tradition there.” The partnership began when Rowson met Sanders through a ship’s commissioning. “During that conversation, I was talking to Chris and I said, ‘Hey, there’s a bourbon that they age out in the open ocean. Why don’t we age a rum on the USS Constellation and we’ll make one of the coolest, best-tasting rums in America because nobody else is aging on a ship,’” Sanders recalls. When the ship is open to visitors, those who step aboard can see the barrels, along with the berth deck where sailors slept in hammocks and the higher-ranking officers had their own quarters, and the medical area and gun deck. Constellation was the Navy’s last allsail warship, and is still about 40 percent original to 1854. And if you pick up a bottle of its rum this holiday season, know that you’re helping history stay afloat. Barrels from the latest voyage are still aging at the distillery, but you can find bottles from Voyage 3 at local stores including Total Wine and More locations and Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits in Annapolis. About 350 bottles come from each barrel, and they retail for $59.99.


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BAY BULLETIN Anne Arundel Venison Food Relief Program Sparks Bounty Controversy Program to Continue Despite State Backlash BY BRENDA WINTRODE

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hen Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and his team introduced a plan in November meant to feed the hungry during a pandemic while helping to protect farmers’ crops, he never imagined the blowback he would get from state officials and lawmakers. “I was actually shocked that there was any concern about this,” Pittman said. The program, which began on Nov. 1, pays hunters $50 for each deer they donate to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and pays a butcher to process the venison, supplying the food program with a source of protein. The county funds the program with its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, grant, and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation facilitates the program. The county executive, a Davidsonville farmer who has experienced deer eating his crops, said he thought “it would be a very simple fix.” Record unemployment numbers due to pandemic-related business closures have increased the number of food-insecure families and driven demand for donated food. But within two weeks of the Ven-

ison Food Relief Program’s rollout Pittman received letters from state Sen. Jack Bailey (R-Calvert and St. Mary’s) and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio saying the program violated a state law prohibiting any “exchange” for a game animal. Maryland DNR confirmed with the Attorney General’s Office that not only would paying hunters for deer break state law, but so would direct payment to butchers for the venison processing, according to the letter. Haddaway-Riccio said the program places participating hunters and processors in a “legally precarious” position and told Pittman that DNR and the Office of the Attorney General are willing to help the county revise the program. But her letter stopped short of telling the county to end the program, which is set to expire at the end of the year. “To me it’s just the epitome of big government getting in the way of progress with unnecessary regulation,” Pittman said. The payment to hunters may be considered a “bounty,” according to Bailey’s letter. The retired DNR officer said he was concerned hunters and the county would be committing criminal acts by participating in the program. Pittman said the program does not provide an incentive to hunters but reimburses “the expenses of the people who are trying to help solve this problem.” Farmers and hunters he’s spoken to say the $50 direct payment is “essential” to increase hunter participation.

DNR issues crop damage permits to farmers to kill nuisance deer during the off-season, but only if the farmer proves deer damage. But deer kills from crop damage hunting are low. During the 2019–2020 season only 5% of deer killed were from crop damage hunting and just over 12% statewide, according to the DNR’s annual deer report. The county plan originated during a meeting Pittman had months ago with South County farmers in a Lothian hay barn owned by fourth-generation farmer Jeff Griffith. Griffith said the group shared their concerns with Pittman about crop damage caused by deer. “We’re going broke,” said Griffith, who grows primarily soybeans, corn and hay. “All of our profit is being eaten up by the deer.” Griffith says he has lost $50,000 to $60,000 in crop revenues annually, over the last 10 to 15 years, because of the deer. Directing donated venison to the hungry has been the goal of one Maryland nonprofit that has paid butchers’ processing fees for over 20 years. Josh Wilson, executive director for Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, says they pay for about 1,500 deer preparations a year all over the state, including in Anne Arundel County. Unlike the county program, the nonprofit does not give money to hunters. “DNR has been supportive of our program over the years and encourages hunters across the state to consider donating any extra deer they harvest to FHFH at one of our participating butchers,” Wilson said.

“We’re going broke. All of our profit is being eaten up by the deer.”” —FOURTH-GENERATION FARMER JEFF GRIFFITH, LOTHIAN

There’s also a state program that gives hunters a tax break on butcher’s fees when they pay in full for the processing of donated meat. The venison donation income tax credit, new in 2018, allows hunters donating venison to food banks or food charities to get a $50 tax credit per deer, not to exceed $200 a year, with a butcher’s receipt. For now, the county will move ahead with the food relief program. Pittman said, “We think they’re wrong on the legal side of it, and we feel good about what we’re doing.” Firearm season for antlered white-tailed deer begins Saturday.

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BAY BULLETIN Little Free Libraries Dedicated in Annapolis BY KATHY KNOTTS

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oping to help encourage reading while libraries are closed for browsing, members of local civic organizations worked to bring books into communities around Annapolis. The Rotary Club of Annapolis, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Parole, and the City of Annapolis held a dedication ceremony last week at Truxtun Park to celebrate the establishment of Little Free Libraries (LFL) throughout Annapolis. Little Free Libraries provide free books in convenient locations at self-contained kiosks throughout the community so residents can enjoy reading and obtain books for their own homes. Each LFL is stocked with books from 13 genres donated by Books for International Goodwill, the Parole Rotary’s international project, which distributes books around the world. People are encouraged to “Take a Book. Keep a Book. Share a Book.” There are now 20 LFLs located along the West-East Trail and throughout the city. Each LFL is sponsored and stocked by Rotarians and other community members. Five of the libraries include a separate kiosk that is solely dedicated to books for children. Nature Sacred has sponsored four of the libraries for children. Each library is dedicated to an historic or influential person from An-

Mayor Gavin Buckley; LFL chair Dona Rudderow Sturn; Annapolis Rotary president Frank Andracchi; Recreation and Park director Archie Trader; Community Outreach Support Navigator Erica Griswold; and Parole Rotary president Kristi Neidhardt display a sampling of children’s books at the Truxton Park LFL. Photo: Donald E. Roland. napolis, the state, or the nation. With the installations, the Annapolis LFLs are registered at www.littlefreelibrary. org and become part of the world-wide network, bringing reading to millions. What distinguishes Annapolis LFLs is that readers are encouraged to keep the books as a gift from Rotary.

“We are all looking for diversions these days,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “What is a more fun diversion than being transported by a good story? I’m glad that Rotarians are dedicated to bringing little libraries to our community and keeping them stocked” Over time, the LFL Committee will re-

port to Rotary on the usage of the LFLs in Annapolis. Phase Two of the project will bring books inside community centers, and Phase Three contemplates a county component. For more information: www. annapolisrotary.org/little-free-library.

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he holidays are a time of thankfulness, joy, and giving back. Shady Side resident and owner of Renno’s Market, Mohan Grover has been giving back and spreading joy for years around the holidays. Sometimes referred to as the “unofficial mayor of Shady Side,” Grover is a bright presence, not only in the lives of the customers who frequent his store but also in the community at large. Grover has owned Renno’s Market for the past 46 years. It is a family operation lovingly run by him, his wife, daughters and a few dedicated and loyal staff like their butcher Cordell Salisbury, who has been with the store even longer than Grover himself. In addition to providing market staples to area residents, Grover finds great joy in feeding community helpers at local police precincts and fire departments during the holiday season. Every Thanksgiving, Grover, with the help of members of Franklin United Methodist Church provides between 40 and 50 individually prepared meals to staff members of the Southern District of the Anne Arundel County Police Department as well as community members who may not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal to enjoy. On Thanksgiving Day church volunteers cook and package the meals which Grover then delivers. One community member has even donated 20 turkeys toward the effort. With the help of Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Churchton, Grover also delivers full Thanksgiving dinners complete with a turkey and sides to six different area fire stations on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a special tradition for Grover, who has been delivering these meals, with help from volunteers, for at least the past 15 years. When asked what inspired him to begin doing this, he said “They work hard serving us even on the holidays. I just want them to be fed and feel appreciated.” Giving back and staying involved in the community isn’t just for the holidays. Grover stays connected to the community year-round, helping out with the annual Fourth of July parade, participating in National Night Out, and raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s through

“They work hard serving us even on the holidays. I just want them to be fed and feel appreciated.” — MOHAN GROVER, SHADY SIDE RESIDENT AND OWNER OF RENNO’S MARKET

the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Grover joined the cancer prevention and awareness efforts because he says he understands the devastation that a cancer diagnosis can bring a family; he has lost a great-niece and a brother to cancer. His campaign is currently selling raffle tickets to win a vehicle from MileOne or a cash prize. Grover says he remains involved because “the community supports me through my business. It is only right that I support them, too. As my good friend said during our ceremonial dinner last October, ‘I wish I could do more.’ There is never an end to the generosity we are able to offer. What I contribute to the community is not an individual effort, it is a combined effort with my fellow citizens. Without their support, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. I’m just a messenger. I can’t take all the credit. I have an entire community I’m working in partnership with that supports my efforts.”

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“We got shut down upon takeoff, man. Ok, cool, a store centered around events that can’t run events. This is going to be fun.” —TOMMY K, KRYPTON OWNER

Give the Gift of

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Top: Third Eye Games in Annapolis has added skateboards to its product line during the pandemic. Bottom left: Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie will launch a new online store soon to keep products coming to customers. Above: Jim Amster and his son Nicolas have become regular gamers at Krypton Games in Dunkirk.

BY CHARLIE YOUNGMANN

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urned out on the same board games you’ve been playing for years? While you’re stuck inside for the foreseeable future, you might get your hands on something a bit more engaging at a local game store. Board, card, and other tabletop games are increasing in popularity again. Specialty gaming shops carry a broad selection of products while acting as a centralized event space for organized tournaments. Products range from entry-level kid’s educational games to niche interests like the complex model building game Warhammer. Annapolis residents may remember the first Third Eye Comics location Steve Anderson opened in 2008. The small retail slot on Old Solomons Island Road did well and quickly moved to a larger space in Annapolis before growing into a full-blown franchise. Over time, Anderson took notice of the growing interest in the games section of his store, and decided to open Third Eye Games in 2015. “We hosted events every night of the week. Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, board game nights, the whole nine yards,” Anderson said. At the beginning of the pandemic, safety procedures were put in place requiring all customers, retail, office, and warehouse workers to wear masks.

Sneeze guards went up around the registers and the store’s HVAC system was upgraded with hospital-grade ultraviolet filters. Anderson eventually shut down the gaming space at Third Eye Games a few weeks before the mandatory statewide shutdown. He took it as an opportunity to branch into new product categories. Once stores opened back up, the event space was filled with shirts, vinyl records, and a ceiling-high wall of skateboards, he said. In Dunkirk, a brand new game store also struggled to stay afloat. Local newcomer Krypton Games has recently brought tabletop hobbies to Calvert County. Store owner Tommy K opened Krypton in October 2019 and quickly found a steady clientele. The fledgling business began to host regular events until COVID-19 restrictions closed their doors in March. “We got shut down upon takeoff, man,” K said. “Ok, cool, a store centered around events that can’t run events. This is going to be fun.” Throughout the pandemic, Krypton has managed to stay above water with the support of their regulars. At first,

K stopped placing orders and began to put everything towards rent and utilities for the store. He even began making deliveries, noting a few in-demand Dungeons & Dragons books that were requested through social media. “They could have just gone on Amazon and gotten those same books, but they decided, ‘We’re in Dunkirk, they’re in Dunkirk, I’m calling them,’” K said. Due to their size and customer base, Krypton is still able to host small gatherings not exceeding 16 people. While the regular event calendar is clear for the foreseeable future, people can still come in for a game, given they mask up and follow the store’s safety guidelines. K and his staff members Max Seaborn and Michael Scalise manage sales, answer questions, and even sit down to play with their customers. Krypton regular Jim Amster explained that growing up, most of his entertainment came in the form of screen time. As a single father, Amster looks for unplugged activities to do with his 9-year-old son, Nicolas. The two of them try to make it into Krypton at least once a week for some tabletop gaming, he said.

Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie is the largest tabletop game store in the state, according to operations manager, Jeff Hall, and has hosted national championships for popular games. Established in 2000, Games and Stuff celebrated their 20th anniversary in May. “We didn’t get to celebrate this year like we had hoped,” Hall said. At 7,000 square feet divided evenly between retail and event space, Games and Stuff ’s game room is currently being used for storage and sorting. Normally the store would host over 150 events a month, Hall said. Now they’re relying on customer support and a soon-to-launch web store to keep things going. “We have a very loyal community and they’ve come out to support us in ways we could’ve never imagined.” Card, board, and tabletop games have remarkable potential as learning tools, Hall said. Many games can help children improve reading and math skills, some have even been used to build mental stamina for people with dementia. “Games have exploded because now, with everyone stuck at home, it gives families something to do.”  p

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SAVE SMALL BUSINESS Holiday Shopping Best Bets from Our Shop Local Guide BY KATHY KNOTTS & KRISTA PFUNDER

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HE SATURDAY AFTER Thanksgiving is now Small Business Saturday, and across Chesapeake Country, our local small business owners need our patronage now more than ever. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted reduced capacity in retail stores, leading to fewer employees able to work and fewer dollars coming in to pay those employees (and keep the lights on). This year, instead of buying all of your holiday gifts online or at big chain stores, consider shopping local first. Many merchants carry what you are looking for, or if you don’t know what you’re looking for, their careful selections will inspire an idea. Some offer curbside pickup, some offer gift wrapping, some will even deliver or ship for you. All you have to do is ask. Naturally we still want everyone to support local restaurants, wineries, breweries, coffee and tea shops and food makers by purchasing gift cards and meals to-go. Support your local performers, too, by making donations and buying subscriptions for when they return to stages again. For presents to wrap and place under the tree (or in loved ones’ arms), read on. Here are CBM Bay Weekly’s gift ideas from our favorite shops that could use some holiday love from you. Your purchase is a holiday gift in itself—given to these small businesses in the true spirit of the season.

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Historic Annapolis

Here.a pop-up shop This boutique features locally made items from clothing and accessories to jewelry and home décor. This is shopping local at its easiest. Find them in their storefront in downtown Annapolis during the holidays or shop their online site anytime. Stop by on Small Business Saturday and receive a free gift with any purchase. Give the gift of creating this holiday season with this fun kit from Jenadi Creatives (also, it’ll keep the little ones busy while you enjoy that cup of coffee or wine). But these aren’t just for the kids. Gift them to your girl gang or far-flung family and meet up on Zoom to chat while you create. Three designs to choose from ($25 each). 186 Main Street, Annapolis, www.hereapopupshop.com.

Museums have also been hard hit this year. Purchase this exclusive hand-painted glass holiday ornament from the Historic Annapolis Museum Store for gift-giving, or even just for your own tree, and know that you not only own a limited-edition item but that you helped this nonprofit continue to provide programming and research for years to come. This year’s ornament features a snowy Maryland Government House decorated for the holidays. $40, available in the museum store, 77 Main St., and online: www.annapolis.org/shop.

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Annapolis Maritime Museum We love these oyster tin-inspired candles sold by the Annapolis Maritime Musuem, in partnership with Annapolis Candle. Each has a burn time of 75 hours and you can save $5 when you purchase two or more. The Wilma Lee Skipjack candle has notes of citrus, violet, and gardenia; the Pearl Oyster candle features the iconic McNasby’s Pearl brand oyster label and is scented with coconut, lemon and white tea. $30 each: www.amaritime.org.

Know an art lover who is hard to please? Buy them a mystery piece of artwork from the Maryland Federation of Art’s “In the Box” fundraiser. For $50, MFA will randomly assign a member’s piece of art to a ticket and then ship the surprises in mid-December. Act fast, as ticket sales end Dec. 5: https://mdfedart.com/in-the-box/. 12 • BAY WEEKLY • November 26 - December 3, 2020

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Wimsey Cove Framing & Fine Art Printing There’s so much to choose from in a gallery store like Wimsey Cove. We love their shadow boxes and framed historical maps, but for a really special gift, consider letting them do your photo restoration work and turn an old damaged print into a truly remarkable framed work of art. We also loved their map-themed bags, coasters, mugs and trivets. 209 Chinquapin Round Rd., Annapolis, 410-956-7278: www.marylandframing.com.

Get your gift-giving plan on the right tack this holiday season: Give the gift of the Bay lifestyle. Buy a subscription to our sister publication, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, before December 12 for just $29.95. (Yes, they’re a local small business, too, based in Eastport.) Your gift recipient will receive an email letting them know what they can look forward to in the coming year—plus, you get one of CBM’s sought-after special editions: Weekends on the Water or Exploring the Potomac River. Put it under the tree for them! To buy a Gift Subscription, call 410-263-2662.

If someone on your shopping list is a fan of the most iconic holiday drink, then a bottle of Galway Bay Authentic Irish Egg Nog only needs a bow to become the perfect present. Enjoy it on its own or create a seasonal cocktail to warm your spirits. This old Irish recipe expertly blends spiced Irish Whiskey, vanilla, and Irish cream, finished off with a hit of nutmeg to create a seasonal delight. (There’s also Irish Egg Nog Ice Cream created in partnership with the Annapolis Ice Cream Co., but we aren’t responsible for how you gift wrap that.) Buy it by the bottle ($23.99) or half case (six bottles, $137) at the Irish Restaurant Company’s Brian Boru, Galway Bay, Killarney House or Pirates Cove restaurants. www.galwaybaymd.com.


Boutique at the Davidsonville location. Homestead is also debuting a new online store, so you can order on the website and pick-up curbside. 743 West Central Ave., Davidsonville; 522 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, www.homesteadgardens.com.

A Vintage Deale This charming store in Deale features an eclectic, handpicked mix of furniture, jewelry, fine linens, clothing and artwork. They decorate their large windows with seasonal displays of what’s waiting inside for you. How about a sparkly new holiday table setting or your very own Charles Dare carved carousel horse? 655 Deale Rd., Deale: 443-203-6157; www.facebook.com/avintagedeale

En-tice-ment Stables Experience gifts are the kind of present that lasts long after the tree comes down. This year, gift a budding equestrian with horseback riding lessons at En-tice-ment Stables at Obligation Farm in Harwood. Purchase semi-private half-hour lessons ($40) and look forward to mounting up this spring. Email: enticementstables@ msn.com or visit them at: www.enticementstables.com

on the front and “I love you to the beach and back” engraved on the back ($105). 11743 HG Trueman Rd., Lusby, 410-394-3990: www.maertensjewelry.com.

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Vintage By the Bay Stop by this shop full of vintage refurbished furniture, home decor, artwork by local artists and hidden treasures and help them celebrate their first anniversary this weekend. Watch their Facebook page for new arrivals and let them know what catches your eye. Give them a call and they can take payment over the phone and offer contactless curbside pickup. We are currently swooning over this sideboard and all the festive holiday décor. 645 Deale Rd., Deale, 443-203-6157, Facebook @Vintagebythebaydeale.

Artworks @ 7th Local artists showcase and sell their wares in a vibrant gallery within walking distance to the North Beach Boardwalk, restaurants and other shops. Their current show is called Artful Sparkle and we are loving this “Hanging Around,” painting on silk by artist Nico Gozal ($40). 8905 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, 410-6102442: www.artworksat7th.com.

This friendly boutique in Friendship offers unique home accents and furnishings, as well as apparel and accessories. This is one of those shops where there is always something interesting to discover—and it always smells so good. We like these holiday coasters with saucy sayings ($9.95 each). 2 Friendship Rd., Friendship: 410-257-7510.

Calvert Kettle Corn So we snuck in a snack .... but it’s kettle corn. Long a local favorite, Calvert Kettle Corn has branched into a variety of interesting flavors that are perfect for watching Christmas movies or snuggling by the fire. Each batch is made by hand over an open-fired kettle. More than 70 flavors available, including cherry cupcake, cinnamon apple and peppermint. Get four medium bags for $24. 3723 Chesapeake Beach Rd., Chesapeake Beach, 410-257-1035: www.calvertkettlecorn.com.

Medart Gallery & Custom Framing

Magnolia Shoppe

Homestead Gardens We love stopping by Homestead Gardens just to browse all their great holiday décor, Christmas trees, wreaths and all things evergreen. Looking for a gift for the proud Marylander in your life? Grab them some winter gear that proclaims their love for the Old Line State. Find everything from tin cups to hats and scarfs ($23-$33) in Evelyns

in Deale for gifts that inspire creative thinking like a kit to build a camera obscura ... or buy a round of their signature classes, camps and workshops. New this year is a Shop Local retail space featuring goods from local businesses and crafters including Nina’s Ceramics, Charlie Rae Skincare, Skipper’s Pier, Jesse Jay’s, Cleaning Made Easy, My Daily Choice, A Root Awakening and the Girl Scouts. 5735 Deale Churchton Rd., Deale: www.thepolymathplace.com.

Chesapeake’s Bounty Gifts from a market? Yes, indeed. Chesapeake Bounty is known for local, farm-fresh foods and other items from farmers, watermen and craftsman making a living in the Chesapeake Bay region. Who wouldn’t love a jar of Mama Bear’s Elderberry Syrup ($16) when you start to feel under the weather? 9124 Bay Ave., North Beach, 443-646-5700: www.northbeachbounty.com

This family run gallery features original oil paintings, gallery-wrapped canvases, limited edition prints, ceramics, pottery, glassware, jewelry, religious art and more. A great stocking stuffer or gift for the aspiring writer in your life is this small notebook to keep you organized or to journal your thoughts ($10). 10735 Town Center Blvd., Suite 1, Dunkirk, 301-855-4515: www.medartgalleries.com p

This year, instead of buying all of your holiday gifts online or at big chain stores, consider shopping local first.

Maertens Fine Jewelry and Gifts

The Polymath Place Need a gift for a curious kid? Head to this educational center

You really can’t go wrong with a gift from Maertens. Fine jewelry, nautical-inspired collections, designer handbags, wallets and homeware, this store has it all. We are entirely smitten with this sterling silver and enamel charm featuring a blue crab, seahorse and oyster November 26 - December 3, 2020 • BAY WEEKLY • 13


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By Kathy Knotts • November 26 - December 3 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26

Happy Thanksgiving from CBM Bay Weekly!

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 23

North Pole Lights Walk

Pick up a pre-packaged traditional dinner with trimmings, provided by the Spiritist Society of North Beach. 12-12:30pm, Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet, North Beach, free, RSVP: 301-855-0282 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27

NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 27

Walkin’ Off That Turkey Hike Join Jug Bay volunteer and Maryland Master Naturalist, Mike Quinlan, to 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.

Rams Head on Stage Atomic Light Orchestra (ages 21+). 7:30pm, $20, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com. NOVEMBER 27 THRU 29

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s A Christmas Carol See an in-person performance of Dickens’ classic tale of the miserly, miserable Scrooge who gets a second chance at happiness thanks to the three spirits of Christmas. Virtual options also available. FSa 8pm, SaSu 2pm, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Annapolis, $47 w/discounts, RSVP: www.annapolisshakespeare.org. NOVEMBER 27 - JANUARY 1

Annmarie Garden in Lights

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.

Stroll a path thru woods glittering with illuminated one-of-a-kind light sculptures and illuminations handmade by artists. All activities are outside this year, including admissions, new outdoor holiday market, food & drink; Arts Building open for shopping only; masks req’d, timed ticketed entry only. Dogs welcome Pet Night (Jan. 1). Closed Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7-8, & 24-25. 5-9pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $12 w/discounts: www.annmariegarden.org.

The Great Pumpkin Dropoff

Watkins Festival of Lights

Annapolis Green collects your old pumpkins and Veteran Compost will give them new life as compost. Collection bins set up at Truxtun Park, Annapolis. Details: www.annapolisgreen.com.

Cruise a 2.5-mile loop through Watkins Regional Park’s winter wonderland. Over a million lights form dazzling displays of archways, fairytale characters and holiday scenes. Bring

Maryland 36th Christmas Show

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Walk through the glittery Winter Wonderland to see Santa’s Cabin and make your requests. See flower fairies decorate the gazebo, visit Polar Bear Central, the Gingerbread House, the Train Garden Gazebo and the Enchanted Fairy Garden. Santa visits children outdoors. FSa 4:30-7pm, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn, $7 w/ discounts: www.willowoakherbs.com.

North Beach Thanksgiving Dinners

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canned goods donation to aid local food banks. Nightly 5-9:30pm, Watkins Park, Upper Marlboro, $10/car w/discounts; free Nov. 30 & Dec. 25; RSVP: www.pgparksdirect.com SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28

Small Business Saturday: Support local businesses by shopping small at retailers in your community. Holiday Stroll Enjoy all-day entertainment as you stroll and shop at participating retailers who have opened their doors and brought their merchandise to the sidewalk; pop-up shops Beautifully Wilde Boutique, Scout & Molly’s, and Sit. Stay.Play. will be set up around the property; find the perfect tree in the Christmas tree lot, provided by Whole Foods; and test your inner “elf “ by signing-up for one of two wreath-making workshops on the Green (by P.F. Chang’s) hosted by Jessica Rosage with The Chesapeake Wreath Company (10am & 2pm, $45, RSVP). Annapolis Town Center, www.visitatc.com/.

Owl Prowl Join a ranger after dark to explore the park for sights and sounds of various owl species; wear shoes that can get muddy, dress for weather, masks req’d. 5:30pm, Beverly Triton Nature Park, Edgewater, RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yyr9yspl

Rams Head on Stage John Kadlecik Solo Acousti’Lectric (ages 21+). 7:30pm, $24.50, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29

Museum Store Sunday Museums foster appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, sci-

ence, and history. Help sustain our local museums’ service to their community and the public by purchasing gifts from their stores. Products found in museum stores are curated just like the works displayed in their respective institutions, with many items often developed exclusively by the museum, resulting in distinctive and unique offerings. Find participating museums: https://museumstoresunday.org

Artists Sunday This artist-focused day encourages shoppers to support local professional artists, find unique, personal gifts for their loved ones, and invest in art that has a lasting legacy. The Annapolis Arts District and downtown Annapolis are filled with artist galleries, artist studios, record shops, book stores, musicians, performing arts, and shops that carry locally made items by artists. 11am-5pm: www.artistssunday.com

Home for the Holidays Shop the outdoor museum store for local items, custom museum apparel, Crab Pot Christmas Trees, custom ornaments and holiday décor, toys, games and enjoy two new floors of exhibits. Noon-4pm, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum: www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/Museums/.

Rams Head on Stage The Dan Haas Band (ages 21+). 7pm, $15, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com. MONDAY NOVEMBER 30

Visit with Good Niklaas Last day to RSVP for Dec. 5: Join the kindly Belgian bishop as he makes his annual visit to the mansion for photos on the portico (10-minute blocks). 10am-3pm, Riversdale House Museum, $10 w/discounts, RSVP: https:// tinyurl.com/GoodNiklaas2020.

November 27 - January 1: Annmarie Garden in Lights.

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ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Holiday exhibits, shows and sales at area galleries and artists collectives. Gallery 57 West

December 3: National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. DECEMBER 1 - JANUARY 3

St. Clement’s Island Museum Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. Noon-4pm daily (closed Dec. 24 &25), St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point: www.Facebook.com/SCIMuseum. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2

Free State Fly Fishers

from dusk until 10pm stroll through the Christmas Pathway of Peace, a grove of 56 festive trees — one for each state, five territories and the District of Columbia — lining the path to the towering newly planted Colorado blue spruce. Visit the evergreens daily 10am-10pm, The Ellipse, south of the White House, free: 202-2081631; www.thenationaltree.org.

Virtual Trivia Night Test your intellect on this month’s theme of Maryland’s Marvelous Mammals in this free family event suitable for all ages. 7pm, RSVP: https://jefpat.maryland.gov.

Replacing the canceled Holiday Dinner and Party, club members present their favorite places to fish, providing information on where, what, how, when and what flies to use in a virtual meeting. 7-9pm, RSVP for Zoom link: rybeer@gmail.com.

Join art educator Lucinda Edinberg for a virtual tour followed by a discussion of Hiroshima by John Hersey. 3pm, RSVP: lucinda.edinberg@sjc.edu or call 410-626-2556.

CalvART Gallery

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Watch the 98th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony online this year. Then, until January,

See and shop small-scale artworks by gallery artists and friends during the Small Gems show; meet artist Victor Nizovstev at an open house Dec. 3, 7-9pm. Annapolis: www.McBrideGallery.com

See the holiday show Artful Sparkle now thru Dec. 27; masks, limited gallery numbers, and physical distance precautions required. Th-Su 11am-5pm, Artworks@7th, North Beach: www.artworksat7th.com.

Mitchell Gallery Book Club

National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse

McBride Gallery

Artworks@7th

THURSDAY DECEMBER 3

Shop ’til you drop at this marathon of Christmas cheer and commerce in Annapolis. Stores stay open until the witching hour on the first of Downtown Annapolis Partnership’s nights of sales, discounts and holiday festivities along Main St., Maryland Ave., West Street, Randall St., Market Space, City Dock and State Circle. See the streets and participating storefronts adorned with holiday decorations, trees, garland, snowflakes, bows, and lights to create a Downtown Winter Wonderland. Take the free Circulator or park in one of the parking garages for free. Also Dec. 10 & 17. 4pm-midnight: www.midnightmadnessannapolis.com.

The artists of Gallery 57 West are creating holiday magic with a Gallery Gift Giveaway countdown. Daily from December 1 thru 24, enter to win a personally selected creative gift by a Gallery 57 artist; sign the guest book and share your experience on social media with #57westgiveaway to enter; also enter by sharing social media posts, liking their page, making a purchase or singing up for the newsletter. 57 West St., Annapolis: www.gallery57west.com.

Historic Annapolis Virtual Lecture Explore the life of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, patriot, wife, widow, warrior, as portrayed in the novel My Dear Hamilton, with Annapolis author Laura Kamoie. 7pm, $15, RSVP: www.annapolis.org. PLAN AHEAD

Messiah Sing-Along Dec. 6: The fourth annual Handel’s Messiah sing-along concert with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Crownsville goes virtual, spreading the holiday cheer to a wider audience. 3pm: https://bit.ly/3fhDH5c  p

Celebrate the winter season by viewing the new show Holiday Marketplace, featuring works of local artists in a setting reminiscent of an old country store and market; Open house Dec. 12 (1-5pm) includes to-go hot apple cider and cookies. Show runs thru Jan. 3 (11am-5pm Th-Su). CalvART Gallery, Prince Frederick: www.calvartgallery.com

Annmarie Garden

Discover a dazzling display of hand-crafted ornaments made by over 20 regional artists in the Ornament Show & Sale. The ornaments are hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Also shop the Small Works Show & Sale in the Main Gallery thru Jan. 1. This exhibit showcases small-scale artwork, no larger than 20” x 20”, priced to sell, and make great one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Solomons: www.annmariegarden.org

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CREATURE FEATURE

STORY AND PHOTO BY WAYNE BIERBAUM

The Abundant and Musical Song Sparrow

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few years ago, I went to a wedding that was held in Key West (congratulations again, Lindsey and Leo). On an off morning, I went for a walk on Little Torch Key. I was hoping to find some tropical animals or at least some unusual birds. After walking a quarter mile into the park, I heard a bird singing in the underbrush that sounded new and unique.

Thinking that I had found a rare tropical species, I started trying to see it and get a photo. As I would slowly move to where I heard it, it would pop about eight feet into the air, spread its tail feathers and dive back into the underbrush about 20 yards away. I probably followed the little bird for 30 minutes and the mosquitoes really started following me. Finally, the bird landed where I could easily see it and I was able to watch it sing. I was disappointed that the little bird that I suffered to see was a common song sparrow. That was the day I found out that even the birds have different dialects in different parts of the country. Song sparrows are probably the most

common sparrow in North America. Cornell University lists 24 species of the bird. The farther north the species are found, the darker the coloration, with Alaska having the darkest tones of brown. In our area, they are a uniform medium brown with a pale chest with a few brown streaks and an almost square brown patch at the base of the neck. Their cheeks have light and dark streaks. Their bill is uniformly brown. They are fairly small and generally stay close to the ground. They typically nest in dense bushes and have three or four offspring and will have two broods. In the summer they eat a lot of insects with some seeds. In the winter, they forage for seeds and fruit. As their name implies, they love to sing and they have several songs. Singing establishes territory and attract females.

They will sing throughout the year. When they pop up out of brush, like the one in the Keys did, they give a little “eep.” It can be hard to identify all the various species of sparrows. The field sparrow has a pale bill and pale cheeks. Lincoln sparrows have gray cheeks. American tree sparrows have a two-tone bill. Savannah sparrows have yellow coloration above their eyes. White-throated sparrows have a bright white throat patch. Swamp sparrows have reddish brown wings and a reddish crest on their head. Chipping sparrows are the smallest and have a red crest and otherwise are streaked pale tan in color. Fox sparrows are much larger and are red-streaked. The white-crowned sparrow has a line of short white bars on its wings and adults have a white crest. Song sparrows will come to bird feeders and frequently are found feeding underneath them. They are not endangered but are projected to be severely impacted by climate change and may someday become uncommon in the Chesapeake region. p

GARDENING FOR HEALTH

BY MARIA PRICE

Plant Bulbs Now for Spring

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pringtime flower bulbs are abundant in nurseries and garden stores this time of year. A great project for your family, since most kids are home with distance learning, is to plant some bulbs in a pot for an early spring display. Lining your walkway or front steps with flowering pots of bulbs is not only beautiful but welcoming to you and your family. While it’s great to plant bulbs in the ground, pots of flowering bulbs will certainly lift spirits in these pandemic times. While it’s not terribly difficult, here are some hints that will help ensure the bulbs and their flowers stay happy, and some rules that should be followed in order for the bulbs to bloom. When planted in soil and given moisture, bulbs will grow leaves. But in order for them to produce flowers, most bulbs have to go through a “cooling period” known as vernalization. Bulbs can be stored in a refrigerator’s hydrator drawer or in an extra fridge. Be sure they

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stay away from fruits and veggies as the gas they give off can abort the bulbs flower production. The easiest way to get vernalization is by letting nature take its course. Fill a 10- to 12-inch pot with drainage holes about half to three-fourths full of a coarse soil-less media or very coarse potting soil. Place the bulbs “shoulder to shoulder” on top of the media. I top the bulbs with a little bit of soil and do a second layer of bulbs. If the pot is bigger than 12 inches, there’s usually room for a third layer of smaller bulbs. Fill the rest of the pot with soil to the top. Water the pot two to three times to be sure the moisture reaches the base of the bulb where their roots are formed. Next find a spot outside that is shaded from the winter sun. If you have more than one pot, put them close together side-by-side down on the ground. Cover the tops and sides of the pots with 6 to 8 inches of mulch or 10 to 12 inches of packed

leaves. The winter weather will water the pots for you and give the bulbs the 12 to 16 weeks of cold they need to bloom. When the days grow long again and the temperatures moderate just a little, you will see the mulch or leaves pushing upward, indicating the leaves and buds are sprouting, trying to find light. Begin to pull some of the mulch away when you see it starting to bulge, so the sprouting leaves will not yellow and can get sunlight as they start to emerge. You can bring the pots indoors to a sunny window to get earlier blooms. There are early, mid-season and late blooming bulbs, try to use bulbs that have similar bloom times. A nice combination for the top layer is daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths. p


SPORTING LIFE

Electric Fisherman

Pure Lure

products fall into the “would like to have but too dear for me” category, though they are not really all that expensive. If the person in question is a bit on the reckless side, a personal locator beacon is available in many styles and can be really handy when things

gone dead. Some models can also recharge your mobile phones. Look to auto supply stores or online for these. High quality, stainless steel thermos bottles currently being made are also universally desirable gifts. Items made by Yeti, Nissan and Under Armor are currently very trendy choices. They’ll keep hot things hot or your cold drinks just above freezing

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A Gift Guide for the Impossible Person C

hoosing a holiday gift for the dedicated sportsperson can be the most daunting task anyone can undertake, especially for a non-sporting shopper. The basic reason for this is that a committed angler, photographer, bird watcher, boater or hunter already has the necessary equipment, those items are hard to find and extras generally unnecessary. So, when in doubt do not take a chance and pick something at random on the advice of a salesperson who may (or usually may not, no matter what they claim) have the experience necessary to make a sanguine choice. A gift certificate is the most reliable and error free item to select. However, if you decide to accept the challenge of finding a necessary piece of gear your sportsman or woman does not yet possess, here are some suggestions. Anglers on the Chesapeake have recently discovered the mixed blessing of the blue catfish. Its large size and excellent table qualities are big pluses but it is an extremely messy chore to fillet. Luckily, I have discovered a quick solution, an electric knife by Mister Twister, named appropriately the Electric Fisherman. It makes the whole process a slick, five-minute task instead of a half hour of agony, guaranteed. Another good gift is a high quality, small flashlight, like those made by Sure Fire can hit the target, as is a good quality folding knife, like those produced by Benchmade. Both of these

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don’t go according to plan. They can even be helpful to have in your auto if you spend a lot of time on the road, especially in foul weather conditions. The units will send out an emergency signal when activated and enable responders to immediately locate your position. There are units for just about any situation. Compact, auto battery backup devices are another appreciated item that can be extremely valuable when needed, particularly those the size that easily store in your car’s glove compartment. They can produce enough juice to start your auto over a dozen times if your car battery has

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in extreme sportswear for climbers, sailors, skiers and high-tech hiking. These are really welcome as those items as manufactured by fashion houses often fail under the duress of hard weather. Look for Patagonia, Helly Hensen, Henri Lloyds, Musto and similar lines of extreme activity gear. For after-hour lounging, I’ve also been advised, nothing is cozier than the soft pants and tops manufactured by a new Ocean City-based manufacturer, Pure Lure, and as a stocking stuffer nothing will become handier than a beverage can cooler by Toadfish. They stick (nicely) to any surface it is placed on until you need another sip. Happy holidays. p

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for 12 hours or more. That’s a gift that can really be appreciated. Especially for the ladies (per my spouse) consider giving insulated vests, jackets and rain gear made by companies specializing

Can cooler

FISHFINDER: Now that the winds have stopped the rockfish bite may start up again. Try bouncing a big lip hooked minnow on a two-ounce jig around the Bay Bridge supports. Try trolling at the mouths of the tribs down deep with medium to small bucktails or deep diving plugs such as the Rapala Mangum 20 and 30’s. Colors such as bright pink, red/white and chartreuse may get some attention from some big winter fish. white perch are still available on blood worms; they’re extra delicious this time of year and usually found just to the south of the Bay Bridge, Eastern Shore Rockpile and the mouth of the Eastern Bay. Try in 30-plus feet of water.

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begins to crumble as Gustafson becomes a respected toymaker, and finally his wife collapses and dies in front of him. The weight of the loss is too much and Jeronicus locks himself away. He sends his daughter Jessica (Anika Noni Rose: Little Fires Everywhere) off to live with others, closes down his toyshop, and becomes a pawnbroker who does small repairs. Decades later, Jeronicus is broken, joyless, and about to lose his business. He’s fine with fading into obscurity, but is surprised when a granddaughter he didn’t know he had, Journey (Madalen Mills in her feature debut), shows up. After a time, his granddaughter’s natural talents for inventing begin to impress him. Can Journey help Jeronicus find his inventive spark again? In a year where we could all use a little razzle dazzle Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is like a glitter-bomb of joy amid the bleak news. It combines spectacular musical numbers with the heartwarming holiday messages one expects from a Christmas movie. Director David E. Talbert (El Camino Christmas), infuses themes of faith, healing and music into a warm holiday romp that could likely become a staple of the season. Talbert wisely keeps the tone light, and packs the catchy, fun songs with tons of visual punch and elaborate dance

numbers. Talbert also cleverly uses animation to fit in large swaths of exposition without slowing the pacing of the film. It’s a great trick to keep younger viewers engaged when the plot gets complex. At the center of the holiday cheer is the performance from Mills, who is a dazzling talent that easily carries scenes. She has a natural charisma that keeps Journey smart and fierce in her determination to reunite her family and find her place in the world. Mills also has a fun chemistry with Whitaker that enlivens their scenes together. The film does try to pack a great deal into just two hours, which means plotlines and characters suffer occasionally. The romantic subplot resolves itself seemingly out of nowhere. A few characters are left underdeveloped at the expense of expedient storytelling. There’s a cameo from Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville that seems especially shoehorned-in. But in spite of a bit of plot bloat, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a joyous, fun celebration of faith, magic, and family. If you’re looking for something beyond typical holiday fare, consider adding this movie to your watch list, a few of its songs will likely become staples of your seasonal soundtrack too. Good Holiday Musical * PG * 122 mins.




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• The BBC reported that Police Constable Simon Read of the Cambridgeshire Police will be the subject of a misconduct hearing on Nov. 25 after being accused of switching prices on a box of doughnuts in February. Read, shopping at a Tesco Extra store while on duty and uniformed, allegedly selected a $13 box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and replaced its barcode with one from the produce section that lowered the price to 9 cents, then went through the self-checkout line. In papers filed before the hearing, Read was said to bring “discredit upon the police service ... because a reasonable member of the public ... would be justifiably appalled that a police officer had acted dishonestly and without integrity.” • San Juan, Puerto Rico, police officer Fernando Leon Berdecia, 46, is accused of stealing $1,300 worth of merchandise from a Home Depot on Nov. 16 while wearing his uniform. The Associated Press reported Puerto Rico Police Chief Henry Escalera said Leon has been suspended from the department, and a court date has been set for Dec. 2.

Twenty concerned citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, turned out on Nov. 17 to help George Simmons, an arborist from Idaho, continue the search for his missing pet raccoon, an effort that had stretched into its second week and included support from the Norman Fire Department, which deployed its thermal imaging technology. Coonsie had accompanied Simmons when he traveled to Oklahoma to help cut trees around power lines after a freak October ice storm, KFOR reported, but Coonsie got loose on Nov. 6, and Simmons says he won’t return to Idaho until he locates her. He has been overwhelmed with gratitude for the Norman residents who are helping him look for Coonsie every night: “I’ve been all over the United States and never seen the hospitality like I have here,” Simmons said. At presstime, Coonsie was still missing.

Fake News Readers of Radio France Internationale’s website were alarmed to learn on Nov. 16 of the passing of dozens of world leaders and celebrities, The New York Times reported. Obituaries for Queen Elizabeth II, Clint Eastwood, soccer legend Pele and about 100 others were posted on the broadcaster’s website, and it was several hours before the notices were removed. The station issued a statement apologizing to “those concerned” and noting that the prewritten obituaries were accidentally posted as the website was moved to a new content management system.

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Finders Keepers Douglas Allen Hatley, 71, of Lakeland, Florida, was arrested on Nov. 16 after the Florida Highway Patrol said he found a metal light pole by the side of the road in Tampa and tried to sell it to Eagle Metals Recycling. The Tampa Bay Times reported the recycling center turned him away because he didn’t have documentation for the pole, and officers responding to reports of a 1997 Camry with a pole twice its length strapped to the top pulled him over soon afterward. Hatley told troopers a highway maintenance worker “gave it to me.” He was charged with third-degree grand theft.

Bad Behavior Police in Middlesbrough, England, are asking for the public’s help in locating those involved in an apparent egg fight at a local Tesco supermarket during the two minutes of silence meant to honor fallen servicemembers on Nov. 8. Most shoppers at the store on Remembrance Sunday stood still and quiet for the observance,

Bright Idea Two recent graduates of the Sydney Grammar School in Australia hatched a plan to skirt COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings to host a graduation party while their parents were out of town. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 30 people, and indoor events are capped at 10, the Daily Mail reported, but up to 150 guests can attend weddings if they follow social distancing protocols. On Nov. 12, the unnamed best friends “married” in a backyard ceremony and planned a 150-person party to follow, until their parents caught wind of the event online and returned to put an end to it: “We shut down the planned private celebratory event as soon as we found out about it, and thankfully, nobody was put at risk,” one of the lads’ dad said.

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Australia known for its tongue-in-cheek merchandise, is drawing fire from moms and dads Down Under after marketing a Christmas ornament that features a small elf holding a sign that says, “Santa isn’t real,” 7News reported. One dad posted that the item led to an awkward discussion with his son and encouraged other parents to “complain and get these things taken off the shelves.” The store said the ornament, which is part of its “naughty” line, has been removed from Typo’s in-person and online stores. “Sometimes we do make mistakes,” a spokesperson admitted. “We certainly don’t want to take the fun out of Christmas for anyone, especially after the year we’ve all had.”

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Passers-by were reported to be incredulous at signs posted since mid-September outside Trillade elementary school in Avignon, France, asking parents to refrain from throwing their children over the locked gate when they are late to school. “Parents who arrived after the ringtone literally threw their children away,” Principal Sanaa Meziane told La Provence with a nervous laugh. “It hasn’t happened that many times ... but we preferred to take the lead.” While there were no injuries, the practice alarmed school officials enough to create the signs, which feature an adult stick figure tossing a child-sized stick figure over the gate.

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Oops! The mayor of Oudenburg, Belgium, said it was not the city’s intention that new Christmas decorations it installed resemble an iconic part of the male anatomy. City officials had set out to create lighted columns that looked like candles, the Daily Mail reported, but decided to do something different and placed blue spheres on top instead of flames. “I only realized (they looked phallic) when they were illuminted,” Mayor Anthony Dumarey said. “I see the funny side of it myself (and) I see no reason to remove or replace them ... we will have the country’s most talked-about Christmas lights this year.” 

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Disasters 1. What was the worst marine disaster in U.S. history?

minutes from the letters in: Nightmare (20 words) Scared of female horses? Nay! The mare in Nightmare has nothing to do with our four-legged friends. The Anglo-Saxon word mare came about in the 1300’s and meant ‘incubus,’ which was an evil spirit said to climb onto sleeper’s chests at night, pinning them to the bed so they couldn’t move. The demonic presence on top was very frightening and disturbing on many spiritual levels, however, it had to be a lot lighter than a horse.

(a) SS Eastland (b) The General Slocum (c) SS Sultana

2. When and where was the worst earthquake east of the Mississippi river? (a) 1886 Charleston, SC (b) 1967 Greenville MS (c) 1812 New Madrid, MO

3. How big was the earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906? (a) 7.9 (b) 8.3 (c) 8.6

4. What disease was responsible for the most deadly epidemic in U.S. history?

Scoring: 17 - 20 = Ahead; 14 - 16 = Aweigh; 11 - 13 = Amidships; 08 - 10 = Aboard; 04 - 07 = Adrift; 01 - 03 = Aground

(a) Small Pox (b) Yellow Fever (c) Influenza

5. When did an airplane crash into the Empire State building?

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(a) Oct 12, 1940 (b) July 28, 1945 (c) April 17, 1949

Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 to 9.

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Crossword

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!

4 Letter Words

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8 Letter Words

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Adams Degas Fauve Homer Monet Shahn Weber Wyeth

Badger Clouet Copley Rubens Walden Warhol

Alberti Bellini Bonheur Cezanne Chagall Gauguin Matisse Picasso Van Gogh

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