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Change for a New Year

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as the turn of a new year ever been met with more enthusiasm than the one from 2020 to 2021? Sure, every year we bid good riddance to the year past and make clichéd proclamations like, “Out with the old, in with the new.” But this year, those sayings carry real weight. We just spent the majority of our year living in uncertainty: uncertainty over what’s safe, uncertainty over job security and our children’s educations, uncertainty over what will be open today, tomorrow, or the next day. We spent the year going against human nature to distance ourselves from others, in many cases separating from beloved family members. This bizarre set of circumstances took its toll, even for those who made the best of things by embrac-

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ing a simpler home life. It’s easy to get into a rut when you spend virtually every day at home, with no travel or big events to look ahead to. The CBM Bay Weekly staff has been working remotely since the start of the pandemic, and while we work just as hard from home, there have been a lot of comfy pants during the workday and glasses of wine at day’s end. My 5-year-old looked at me earlier this week and observed, “Mommies only wear pants with strings.” Apparently, drawstring sweatpants are the most formal attire he’s seen me wear in awhile. That’s why 2021 is so welcome: it’s a chance for a fresh start after a less-than-desirable year that has put some people, including this editorial director, into a slump. New Year’s is like a free pass to CHANGE

without anybody questioning you about it. Some people renew their exercise efforts, dive back into healthy eating or take on an alcohol-free Dry January. As for me, I resolve to put on pants with a zipper and a button from time to time. In this week’s Bay Weekly issue, however, we are looking at meaningful change on a larger scale. We’re covering the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s disappointing 2020 Bay health report card (page 4), which finds the Bay’s last grade of D-plus has dropped even lower—and the struggling rockfish population is a big reason. CBF is calling for change to turn around the downward trend for our prized waterway. In our feature story (page 9) we’re looking at art inspired by social justice change and art that

may even inspire change itself. A fashion designer and a former NFL player are among the artists at the center of a new exhibition debuting during Maryland Hall’s long-awaited reopening. Even our gardening columnist is urging home gardeners to change out what they’re planting and make room for vegetables—a poignant message as we leave behind a year in which food availability was another one of our uncertainties. Yes, at Bay Weekly we’re happily greeting 2021 with open arms, and we’re also opening our hearts and minds to change. p I hope you’ll join us. —MEG WALBURN VIVIANO, CBM NEWS DIRECTOR

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The 2020 striped bass score saw the biggest drop of any report indicator in a decade. Photo: Blair M. Seltz, CBF staff.

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he Chesapeake Bay’s health score has dropped slightly over the past two years, from an already-low D-plus grade.

That’s according to the 2020 State of the Bay report, released by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) every two years.

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In a press call on Tuesday, CBF President Will Baker said the 2020 score of 32, which falls in the D-plus range, is

well below the 2025 goal of a 40-point “C” grade, and even further behind the 70 points that would earn the Chesapeake an “A” grade. The report finds losses of forest buffers and underwater grasses in the watershed, but CBF says the largest impact on the 2020 score came from rock-


“The situation is deeply concerning. Adult female striped bass, widely used to gauge the overall health of the population, have dropped by approximately 40 percent from 2013 to 2017.” — CHRIS MOORE , CBF SENIOR REGIONAL ECOSYSTEM SCIENTIST

fish fishery management. Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, says this year’s striped bass score dropped 17 points, the largest decline in any of the report’s 13 indicators seen in more than a decade. After studies determined striped bass were being overfished, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission imposed an 18 percent fishery-wide reduction for the states to adopt. It aims to stop overfishing quickly and hopefully get the population to respond, says Chris Moore, CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist. “The situation is deeply concerning. Adult female striped bass, widely used to gauge the overall health of the population, have dropped by approximately 40 percent from 2013 to 2017,” Moore says.

He notes that Virginia implemented the 18 percent harvest reduction even before it was mandated, but CBF is concerned about Maryland’s “piecemeal approach” to complying with the reduction. The two-week seasonal closure that took place in late August wasn’t enough time, Moore says, to make a big difference. And he says that putting the seasonal closure so late in the summer didn’t give stripers the highest conservation benefit. The closure should have been timed earlier in the summer, when rockfish are most vulnerable to catchand-release mortality. When asked whether CBF would favor a moratorium, Moore says, “We’re not there.” He feels that reducing release mortality and creating a healthier ecosystem will be enough to restore striped bass back to healthy levels.

The State of the Bay report also renews calls for Pennsylvania and New York to get back on track in meeting their 2025 pollution reduction goals. The two states are “far off track,” Baker says, with Pennsylvania furthest from its goals. CBF calls for the federal Environmental Protection Agency—the referee of Bay restoration, as Baker puts it—to hold the state accountable. “Pennsylvania is the victim of EPA missing in action,” he says. Since most of Pennsylvania’s pollution comes from agriculture, its farmers need cost-share funding to make their land and practices safer for the Bay. CBF and others are suing EPA over a lack of enforcement in Pennsylvania, litigation that is still pending as a new White House administration prepares to take office. “We will not back down until all states are held accountable,” Baker says. But he allows, “We welcome the opportunity to negotiate a settlement if the new administration wants.” The report is not all dire results: most indicators showed improvement, including crab and oyster scores, nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, and a smaller oxygen-poor dead zone. “The good news is that recent studies provide evidence of the Bay’s increased resiliency. This resiliency is a direct result of the pollution reductions achieved to date. But the recovery is still fragile, and the system remains dangerously out of balance,” says McGee.

POTOMAC RIVER’S LAST HISTORIC FERRY SHUT DOWN IN COURT RULING BY MEG WALBURN VIVIANO AND CHERYL COSTELLO

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istoric White’s Ferry, the last of the 100 ferries that once operated on the Potomac River, has shut down after an 11-year legal battle with a property owner at the ferry’s landing. The ferry connects White’s Ferry Road between Montgomery County, Md., and Loudoun County, Va. Cars line up on a ramp to load onto the vessel, which follows a wire cable to the other side of the Potomac. It’s used by commuters (about 600 cars per day, even during COVID-19-related reduced traffic) between places like Poolesville, Md., and Leesburg, Va. Kelly Burk, mayor of Leesburg, says many residents use the ferry on a daily basis. Its closure means one less transportation alternative for the overused Rt. 15 and discourages Maryland residents, who would use the ferry, to come over to Leesburg for shopping and dining. The loss of the ferry adds 25–30 additional minutes each way to their drive, Burk says. White’s Ferry’s owners ceased operations immediately in late December, in response to a Loudoun County Circuit Court ruling that found that “no public landing exists on the Virginia shoreline See FERRY on page 6

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White’s Ferry is the last of 100 ferries that once operated on the Potomac River. Photo: Visit Montgomery. FERRY from page 4

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at White’s Ferry Road and the ferry is prohibited from landing at that location in Virginia.” On the Virginia side, the White’s Ferry lands on property belonging to Rockland Farm. The use of their property is the subject of a longstanding dispute that began in 2004. In a statement, Rockland Farm says White’s Ferry “breached a 1952 license agreement” by altering the landing approach without permission. They took the ferry to court, arguing that “they have been running an incredibly profitable business for more than 70 years without paying any rent or usage fees.” Rockland Farm says the ferry’s owners refused to give the farm “fair compensation” for land use or liability protection, offering the ferry an opportunity to negotiate. “Rather than responding, they chose to cut off their customers and this lifeline between Maryland and Virginia that so many rely upon,” the farm’s statement says. Bay Bulletin spoke with Herbert Brown, whose father reopened White’s Ferry upon his return from World War II in 1946, and had owned it for 75 years until his death last January at age 99. Brown says the ferry has 30 days to appeal the court’s decision, but he hasn’t seriously considered it. He has been trying to get Loudoun County to step up and create a public landing, but so far, the county has declined to establish one at that location. “Our desire is to get it reopened. Our family is very upset that we’ve had to close it,” Brown tells us. “I promised the local community in Poolesville that we would try to get it reopened.” He’s not laying off employees yet, with the hopes they can reach another deal. Employees are dealing with the

“Our desire is to get it reopened. Our family is very upset that we’ve had to close it,” Brown tells us. “I promised the local community in Poolesville that we would try to get it reopened.” —HERBERT BROWN

boat and cleaning up after flooding shut the ferry down on Christmas Eve, before the decision to close. Says Mayor Burk, “What a terrible loss to the history of the area. At one time over 100 ferries crossed the river, White’s Ferry is the last one. With the closing of this site, a piece of history goes away with it.” In a joint statement released by Maryland state Senator Brian Feldman, state, county, and local leaders promise they are working with transportation leaders and officials in Loudoun County and Virginia to resolve the issue. “We fully understand the importance of White’s Ferry to residents and businesses of Western Montgomery and the region and are committed to exercising every option we have available to get this critical transportation link reopened and running as quickly as possible,” the statement says.


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PARK POPULARITY SURGE CONTINUES WITH FIRST DAY HIKES BY CHERYL COSTELLO

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t’s no secret that Chesapeake Country has fantastic parks. In fact, Maryland, DC and Virginia were all recently named among the top eight states for national parks. Attendance has surged during the pandemic, and that trend continued right into the new year. Bay Bulletin found folks taking part in First Day hikes (in the rain!) at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary along the Patuxent River Saturday. They were telling 2020 to “take a hike” by taking one themselves. “It’s a great way to start your new year, being out in nature and visiting your local park,” says Debra Gage, volunteer and program coordinator at Jug Bay. From New Year’s Day through Jan. 3, America’s State Parks encourages all the states to offer outdoor hiking opportunities. We joined one at the southern end of Anne Arundel County in Lothian.

“We think this is just a very special, hidden area—not so hidden now, due to COVID. Our visitation has increased tremendously. But it is still just a very special place. It’s not a lot of people that have the access to go out where they live, get into the woods and enjoy nature, and have a safe place during this time. This is really just a paradise,” Gage says. Gage showed us the birds you might see at Jug Bay, along with all kinds of aquatic turtles, and explained how some TLC to the Patuxent River is felt several miles away in the Bay. “Our wetlands do a tremendous job of absorbing and using the nitrogen and phosphorus that make their way into the water from stormwater runoff,” she said. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman started his year off with a hike, walking the trails at Jug Bay for the first time. “Sometimes we forget how important the Patuxent River is to Anne Arundel County. We’re pretty close to being an island because the whole west side is the Patuxent and then the east side is the Chesapeake Bay. And then they come together down below. It’s one of the great things about the county, is that we’re surrounded by water.” Pittman took note of some boards that may need replacing after 2020 turned into a busy year at county parks, when residents went looking for ways to get outside safely during the pandemic. “Normally on a nice weekend day, we would have about 60 people visit. On our busiest day during COVID, we had over 600,” Gage recalls. The visitation at Anne Arundel County parks went up 150 percent since March 2020. And Outdoorsy, an RV rental website, ranks DC, Maryland and Virginia in their top eight locations with the largest number of America’s national parks. Hiker Robert Mitchell had a good plan to beat the crowds. “I thought it would be a good idea to get up early. I don’t usually get up early on my day off, but I wanted to get up and get a new fresh start for the year,” he told us as he walked through Jug Bay. The wetlands sanctuary will continue to offer organized hikes throughout the year, Gage says. “The more we can have people appreciate our natural spaces, the more we’re hoping people will advocate for those natural spaces—to protect them, to grow them, to maintain them.”

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n densely-populated Anne Arundel County, Md., a nearly-71-acre forested property is now protected from future development—good news for the South River watershed. Scenic Rivers Land Trust secured a conservation easement for 70.9 acres along the North River, which feeds into the South River, in Crownsville. The property is a largely-forested portion of the landowner’s family farm. Not only will the easement eliminate development rights, it will help ensure the land remains in the family, Scenic Rivers says. The wooded property is home to 66 acres of mature forest, noted as a “Green Infrastructure Hub and Targeted Eco-

logical Area” by Maryland Department of Natural Resources. It’s also part of the South River Greenway Important Bird Area named by Audubon. Another five acres of fields will be planted with trees in the spring, funded through the same program, and there are six acres of wetlands and 2,500 linear feet of stream on the property as well. The conservation easement was paid for with a grant program from Anne Arundel County, administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. “We are excited to be expanding Anne Arundel County’s network of protected lands,” said Scenic Rivers Executive Director Sarah Knebel. “The importance of our wild and open spaces is not lost on anyone this year. Clean air, healthy waterways, and places of beauty and relaxation are so important to the health of our communities.”

Scenic Rivers Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator Lindsay Smith gathering baseline photos of newly conserved forest in Crownsville. Photo: Sarah Knebel especially if it is dropping needles. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home, garage or placed outdoors against the home.) Your old Tannebaum can be used in your yard to help feathered neighbors. Discarded evergreens provide protection for birds, a place to shelter from the cold and wind. To turn your boughs—even if they have already turned brown—into a haven for birds, first remove the decorations and lights. Then place the tree on its side and pile up other greenery around in your yard. If you know someone with livestock, ask about taking your tree to their farm for their goats or pigs to munch on. Many animals like to especially snack on pine. Other options include taking your tree to a recycling center, where the trees are chipped into mulch. Some localities will pick up trees during curbside pickup, see below for details.

Anne Arundel County Before placing your tree at the curb

Second Lives for Christmas Trees BY KRISTA PFUNDER

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Christmas trees need to be disposed of soon. Place your tree on its side in your yard to provide cover for birds. Photos by Amie Milan.

fter a holiday season that saw a 20 percent rise in natural Christmas tree sales, many are now wondering what exactly we are to do with the

greenery now that January is upon us. (Yes, now is the time to get the tree out of your home or business,

Calvert Library Closes Buildings

land library system still offering walk-in access and we expect this to be a much shorter-term closure than our initial one,” says Executive Director Carrie Willson. “Our procedures and safety protocols are sound. We hope that this temporary service restriction will reduce the burden on the hospital and health care providers during this time of rising cases.” All library locations will provide

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alvert Library has temporarily reverted to curbside and virtual service as the positive case rate of coronavirus rises in the county. All branches will be closed until January 25. “Calvert Library was the last Mary-

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or dropping off at the recycling center, be sure to: remove tree stand, metal ornament hangers and all decorations, including lights tinsel and garland. Large trees should be cut in half so they can fit in the truck. Christmas trees will be collected during your usual scheduled time and should be at the curb by 6 a.m. Christmas trees can also be brought to a county recycling center to be included with yard waste. You can also recycle wrapping paper, tissue paper, greeting cards, seasonal advertisements, gift catalogs, gift boxes, cardboard boxes, junk mail, soft and hard cover books, newspaper, phone books and magazines. For more information, call 410-222-6100.

Calvert County Before dropping off live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland, be sure to remove all decorations, support frames, lights and metal stands. Live trees, wreaths and garlands may not be in plastic bags. Live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland are accepted at county convenience centers for recycling at no charge through January 31. After that, all greenery must be brought to the Appeal Landfill and standard yard waste fees will apply. Other holiday items that can be recycled include wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, holiday cards and other paper. Cardboard boxes should be flattened and recycled. All packing materials, ribbons and Styrofoam must be removed from boxes for trash disposal. Artificial trees, wreaths, and garlands are not recyclable. For more info, call 410-326-0210.

contactless curbside appointments for materials, printing, copying and faxing Monday-Thursday, 10am to 7pm, Friday, 1-5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. Phone/Zoom reference, reader’s advisory, virtual events and classes, downloadable movies, eBooks, audiobooks and music will continue to be available, many of which can be found in the Calvert Library app. The library also has a fresh supply of

Chromebooks, purchased with a grant, to assist those who need computer access during the closure. Wi-Fi hotspots are available to check out and Wi-Fi is available in all library parking lots. p Call any Calvert Library location for assistance or appointments (410-535-0291) or online: https://calvertlibrary.info/.


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THE ART OF ACTIVISM OPENS AT MARYLAND HALL BY CHARLIE YOUNGMANN

Six vinyl banners printed with Black Lives Matter were hung outside Maryland Hall in June. Now artists have transformed them into works of art. Photo courtesy Maryland Hall.

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ARYLAND HALL REOPENS Friday for the first time since March to unveil something new: The Art of Activism, an exhibition of eight Maryland artists using their work to spark dialogue and change in the context of Black Lives Matter.

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Artists have been using art to comment on societal issues including gender, race, politics, and religion for generations. The Art of Activism explores the ways in which current Maryland-based Black artists are using their work as a statement of activism. Six vinyl banners were hung outside Maryland Hall in June, each displaying a single word in the phrase Black Lives Matter. For this exhibit, each of those banners was then assigned to a selected artist, says Katie Redmiles, Maryland Hall’s Digital Marketing and Communications Specialist. The artists were asked to use their banners as a canvas for whatever media they found appropriate to convey their own message inspired by their word. The finished works anchor the new exhibit and additional pieces from the contributing artists will be placed throughout Maryland Hall for a socially distant gallery experience, Redmiles said. A seventh banner will be displayed at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis although they currently remain closed due to the pandemic, Redmiles says. That banner, titled We Will Rise Up, is being designed by Annapolis artist Comacell Brown Jr., also known as Cell Spitfire. Brown used his banner to highlight recent events, calling on elements of injustice, like the death of Breonna Taylor, and moments of excitement, like the Hoop Bus tour stop in Annapolis. Brown says his piece is meant to commemorate the pursuit of justice for all, through the pandemic. “I always felt like art spoke volumes in itself, more volumes than a person can actually speak sometimes even with a platform,” he said. After the death of George Floyd, Brown and fellow Annapolis artist Jeff Huntington worked on a freestanding mural of Floyd that featured the names of victims of social injustice. The public attention their piece garnered gave Brown the idea to use his work as an artist to send a much larger message. “With art, there is no negativity in the protest, at least it’s not seen that way,” Brown said “With artwork, there is no violence. Even if you paint violence, no one is being hurt and that creates a healthy conversation.” Brown has been painting since age 7, when he discovered art at a Salvation Army after-school day camp. While there were a number of crafts and activities to keep the children busy until their parents came to get them, Brown got his first opportunity to put brush to canvas as well as clothing. Following his passion for art and design into high school, Brown created his own clothing line. From there he sold shirts out of his backpack before attending The Art Institute of Atlanta and graduating with a degree in design in 2007. He now has his own graphic design business and partnered with several non-profits, allowing him to share his artistic knowledge with people from less privileged communities and “connect with those that may possess a real passion for it.” In addition to his banner, Brown’s work will also be featured in the Maryland Hall portion of the exhibit. His paintings will hang in the same halls where he had begged his grandparents to sign him up for classes as a child, he said. “It’s always been a dream of mine to do something in Maryland Hall,” Brown said. Another featured artist may be better known for his prowess on the football field. Former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin, a Baltimore native, has also been a life-long creative. Having taken classes at arts institutions since he was in middle school, Maybin has dabbled in painting, sculpting, writing and even music for a time, he said. While he was playing at Penn State University, he 10 • BAY WEEKLY • January 7 - January 14, 2021

Above: Artwork by Aaron Maybin (below) who also created one of the banners in Maryland Hall’s new Art of Activism exhibit.

““When you look at any of the major social movements in the history of, not just this country, but this world, those messages and those stories were related to the arts.” — BALTIMORE NATIVE AND FORMER NFL LINEBACKER AARON MAYBIN


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was working on an art degree. He spent five years in the NFL before retiring in 2014 to put his focus back on art. Both of Maybin’s parents worked in the ministry, he says, raising him to be passionate about helping and advocating for others. While Maybin’s father was living in Maryland, he worked for the Baltimore City Fire Department and instilled a sense of community in the young artist. “He always used to stress the importance of making sure that we recognize our responsibility to give back and recognize our responsibility to be a part of the changes that we want to see in the world,” Maybin said. Having been given a vinyl banner with the word “Black” on it, Maybin explored the theme of Blackness for his piece. Using white paint, Maybin outlined a portrayal of some of his personal heroes in African American history. “That image is going to be powerful because it highlights the underlying theme of ‘even though we’re talking about Blackness, it’s still the white lines that are used to bring it up’,” he said. In anything he creates, Maybin said he tries to

“With art, there is no negativity in the protest, at least it’s not seen that way. With artwork, there is no violence. Even if you paint violence, no one is being hurt and that creates a healthy conversation.” — COMACELL BROWN JR., ANNAPOLIS ARTIST shine light on something that deserves attention. He tries to use his voice as an artist to give power to those disenfranchised by systemic injustice of any kind, in hopes that it could bring about real change. “When you look at any of the major social movements in the history of, not just this country, but this world, those messages and those stories were related to the arts,” Maybin said A passion for activism is exactly what the exhibition jurors were looking for. Juror Darin Gilliam has lived in Annapolis since she was 5 years old and now runs ArtFarm with Alison Harbaugh. “It’s funny that I’m being a juror for Maryland Hall because I took my first art classes at Maryland Hall,” Gilliam said. “It’s kind of a full-circle moment, which is really cool.” Gilliam was invited by exhibition coordinator Emily Kohlenstein based on her background in art, design and advocacy. Together with jurors Chanel Compton, executive director at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, and artist Tony Spencer, Gilliam reviewed numerous African American artists from around Maryland and narrowed them down based on the messages imbued in their work. While the original plan was to simply focus on the six BLM banners, the sheer number of applicants inspired Maryland Hall to open its gallery space and fill the hallways with relevant artwork, Gilliam said. The other selected artists are Ashley Milburn of Baltimore, David Cassidy of Upper Marlboro, Nikki Brooks of Hyattsville, Qrcky of Baltimore, Schroeder Cherry of Baltimore and Greta Chapin McGill. The Art of Activism exhibit runs until February 27. You can view the banners outdoors at any time, and visit the gallery on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. (www.marylandhall.org). p

The immersive experience at Maryland Hall’s Art of Activism (above).

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SHOWS TO STREAM

TUESDAY JANUARY 12

Saving for When ‘Life Happens’

A Christmas Carol

Stream a performance of Dickens’ classic tale. Daily thru Jan. 18, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, $65, RSVP: www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

We all know ‘life happens’ and presents challenges along the way. Join Patricia Maynard and Crystal Terhune for a discussion about ways to prepare financially for the unexpected; presented by the University of Maryland Extension and Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. 6:30pm, RSVP for link: https://calvertlibrary.libnet.info.

Holiday Swing! Unified Jazz Ensemble provides the music as a cabaret cast performs tap, jazz and joy with classic Christmas songs. Daily thru Jan. 19, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, $52, RSVP: www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

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THURSDAY JANUARY 7

Blood Drive

KIDS Sea Squirts Children (ages 18mo-3yrs) join in story time and a carryout craft on the theme of Wacky Weather. 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm, Calvert Marine Museum, free w/admission, RSVP: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Blood Drive 2-6pm, Gloria Dei!, Arnold, RSVP: http://bit.ly/3oew43a.

Thomas Point Lighthouse Author, sailor and magazine founder David Gendell shares the story of this Chesapeake Bay icon in a virtual presentation, hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum. 7-8:30pm, $10 w/discounts, RSVP for link: www.amaritime.org. FRIDAY JANUARY 8

Severn River Lions Fruit Sale Last day to order for Jan. 16: Place your order for red grapefruit and Honeybell tangelos to benefit community service projects, including scholar-

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ships. Pick up Jan. 16 (9am-1pm) at Cypress Creek Park, Severna Park. Grapefruit: one tray (8 pieces) for $20, two trays (15 pieces) for $29, three trays (23 pieces) for $38; Honeybell tangelos: two trays (22 pieces) for $32; credit card orders only: www.srlcfruit.com.

Blood Drive 9am-2pm, Woodland Beach VFD, Edgewater, RSVP: http://bit.ly/38b0nC4.

Port of Leonardtown Hear music by Josh Airhart. 2-5pm, Port of Leonardtown Winery: www.polwinery.com. SUNDAY JANUARY 10

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Learn how to help in medical crises. 5-9pm, Southern MD CPR Training, Prince Frederick, $80, RSVP: http://www.somdcpr.com/.

Children (ages 18mo-3yrs) join in story time and a carryout craft on the theme of Wacky Weather. 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm, Calvert Marine Museum, free w/admission, RSVP: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

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Jan. 13: Garden Smarter Free Library, The Maryland Four Centuries Project, and the Maryland State Archives. 1pm, RSVP for link: https://calendar.prattlibrary.org.

KIDS Strawberry DNA Learn how to see DNA by using simple household supplies to turn your kitchen into a research lab. 5pm, RSVP for link: https://calvertlibrary.libnet.info.

Society of Professional Engineers Learn about the construction of sheet metal buildings in this meeting of the Annapolis chapter. 6:30-8pm, Double T Diner, Annapolis, RSVP: 410-2630794 or rynone.eng@gmail.com.

Maritime Winter Lecture Dr. Matthew Perry explores the history of waterfowl in the Bay from the time of Captain John Smith to

present-day as they compete with humans for optimum habitat, discussing studies of sea ducks, swans and geese; hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum. 7-8:30pm, $10 w/discounts, RSVP for link: www.amaritime.org. PLAN AHEAD

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CREATURE FEATURE

Plant and promote native plants. Our native insects are part of the fabric of life, the ecosystem that was established hundreds of years ago. Using native plants in yards will reintroduce native

insects in a balanced fashion. Predatory insects and birds should follow the plant consumers. The nuts and fruit of the plants feed bird and other animals. Avoid using insecticides and herbicides, and dispose of unused chemicals properly. By using non-toxic means to control pests, I can safely control them. Fertilizers also will be used sparingly if at all.  Do as much composting and recycling as I can. I will compost many paper products as well as yard clippings and food. Make bee homes. Native solitary bees use small tubes to nest in and bundles of 3-inch cane helps keep their numbers up for pollination.  Support groups that ethically improve the environment and wildlife habitat. One group that I like to support is the Nature Conservancy as they purchase and preserve ecologically sensitive land. Use my vote to support a healthy Earth. Keep a part of the yard wild with no mowing or raking. The photo is of a cedar waxwing enjoying a native winterberry holly. I planted the bush five years ago and now it is 7 feet tall and 10 feet wide. This year it was loaded with berries and when the fruit are ripe, the birds will eat thousands of them in a day.p

produces like crazy. By the end of August, most of your warm season vegetables begin to decline, so you can make room for short season produce. Spinach is a great one to put in since it can be ready in just 22 days. Mesclun mix or

other lettuces will take about 28 days. Both of these will take early frost and cold weather. Make sure to nourish your soil with compost and any organic matter to feed the organisms in the soil. Here’s to growing great food in 2021! p

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hat a year! I am glad to see it go. Now is the time to think about what changes you can make in your garden for the coming year. After watching mile after mile of people in food lines, you can plan for future food security by growing as many vegetables as possible. Not only will a wellplanned garden provide food but it will help save money, too. Pictured is a row of parsley, which is a biennial. I started it last spring and with all the rain we’ve had, it’s done remarkably well. I covered it with polypropylene row cover fabric to protect it from extreme cold. It’s wonderful to have so much parsley for tabbouleh salad, vinaigrettes, soups and stews. I will plant it again in the spring as it will go to seed next summer. Parsley contains vitamins A and C and has historically been used as a breath freshener. It has a mild diuretic action and has been shown to inhibit the secretion of histamine, a chemical that triggers allergy symptoms. It therefore, might help with hay fever. Most people can’t grow all their vegetables, but a new year is the time to get creative. You can grow quite a lot in pots and they can still be attractive. Use an 18- to 20-inch container

and grow colorful Swiss chard in the center, parsley around that and lettuce around that. Some trailing mini petunias around the edges will keep it colorful all summer. The soil warms earlier in a raised bed, maximizing the harvest time of sugar snap peas or other early veggies. Try building a 16-square foot garden, 4 feet by 4 feet. The garden’s contents can change from spring to summer to fall, and could save you over $150 compared to buying all your produce from a grocery store. In early spring, you can plant seeds for lettuces, Swiss chard, sugar snap peas, carrots and radishes in your 16-square foot garden. As you pull the radishes, it can leave more room for the carrots to grow. For summer, once the danger of frost is past, usually around Mother’s Day, you can sow squash, beans, peppers, and eggplant. As your early spring vegetables are harvested you can fill in with warm season plants. Plant an indeterminate tomato, with a tomato cage, to keep growing and producing all season until frost. (Determinant plants grow to their full size and set fruit all at once.) “Better Bush” is a special hybrid that stays small and

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SPORTING LIFE

FISHFINDER: The wintertime white perch bite in the Bay continues on days calm enough to venture forth. Waters deeper than 40 feet around the Bay Bridge or at the mouth of the Eastern Bay are the likeliest areas to drop a couple of bloodworms down to tempt them. Oceanside, the nighttime bite for stripers near the surf shore break with streamer flies; soft plastic jigs is the second most likely source of action but the best bet is dropping down some sand fleas or pieces of crab for tautog (blackfish) near rocky structure. Try the Ocean City Inlet south jetty as the likeliest chance for a bite.

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Versatile, Valiant Labradors T hey will plunge into frigid waters, swimming any distance to retrieve your downed waterfowl. They’ll hurl themselves into thickets of thorny brier to roust clever pheasants. They’ll race across acres of knee-deep snow to secure a wing-tipped goose and comb through thick, waist-high fields, foot by foot, to flush out a crafty quail. A dog is truly an outdoors person’s best friend. During fishing season, my dog Hobbes is a boon companion on days temperate enough to invite him along. He especially enjoys perch fishing and will protest endlessly when I throw the small fish back until he gets one for himself. Then he will carefully lick it clean, take it forward and carefully chew it up and eat it, head to tail and with never an ill effect. At holiday parties he is especially cooperative with our activities, particularly when children are about. He allows them just about every kind of privilege one can imagine. Hovering about them like a doting uncle, Hobbes will devotedly lick their fingers free of any sticky frostings that might linger to foul the draperies. The day after Christmas this year, we found our 7-year-old grandson, Logan, after lunch, curled up with our Lab in his small, comfy kennel, both sound asleep. Earlier that day

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Hobbes patiently sat at 4-year-old granddaughter Bella’s tea party table, set with dolls, cups, saucers, and plates of cookies until he was rewarded with his own small pile of treats. Most children never passed by him without trailing their fingers through his thick, shiny black fur and none rarely had to look far for him as he inevitably follows wherever they’ve wandered, eventually picking up their discarded socks, hats and gloves and, for some reason, bringing them to me for safekeeping. Throughout the past holidays, drivers delivering packages to the house were regularly greeted with the most Bella and Logan Doyle of Miami, with Hobbes. unusually ferocious people soon learned to be extra quiet Lab “talk” as Hobbes announced that in the discharge of their duties. no one would be permitted near the Hobbes also patiently modeled the varpresence of his young charges without ious scarves that were wound about his thorough screening. Repeat delivery T HURS D AY

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neck to see which was preferable for whatever occasion the kids were imagining or organizing. Hats were often attempted but never successfully accepted for long. When the busy holidays were finally over and the various houseguests were packing, the most overheard comment was not how much they wanted to remain at Nana’s house or the cookies and treats they enjoyed, or the presents, decorations, or fun times. It was how much they were going to miss Hobbes and his warm, furry embraces. I’ve enjoyed the company of bird dogs for over 50 years but Hobbes is my first Labrador. And while I dislike comparing their respective merits (they were all outstanding companions), I have to admit that none attached themselves to the children quite like our Lab. I also just noticed that only since the kids have gone, has he returned to my side again, wherever I go. They, apparently, also have a great sense of priority. p WEDNESDAY

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THE MOVIEGOER

BY DIANA BEECHENER

Mads Mikkelsen in Another Round.

Another Round Does living your best life require a shot of vodka?

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artin (Mads Mikkelsen: Polar) is sleepwalking through life. He barely speaks to his wife, his boys don’t notice when he leaves a room, and the students he teaches AP history to don’t respect him or his lessons. While celebrating a colleague’s 40th birthday, he realizes just how far he’s fallen from the promising professor and husband he was decades ago. His coworkers also feel life has passed them by. Tommy (Thomas Bo Larsen: Advokaten) is a gym teacher that can barely bother to coach children’s soccer games. Nikolaj (Magnus Millang: Heavy Load) is overwhelmed with his two young sons and uncaring students. Peter (Lars Ranthe: Badehotellet) is a lonely music teacher who can’t seem to find a relationship. All four men know something is drastically wrong, but they aren’t sure what to do about it. Eventually, they stumble on an idea: a Norwegian philosopher conjectured that people were born with a Blood Alcohol Content that was slightly too low. By having one or two drinks during the day, people would

experience greater satisfaction with their personal lives and jobs. Martin and the men decide to give it a try under the guise of writing an academic paper based on their findings. They establish some ground rules: They can only drink during the day, never on the weekends or at night, and they

A great film to watch if you rang in the New Year with a bit too much zeal, Another Round is a funny, poignant film about excess and ennui. must strictly monitor themselves with breathalyzers so they can maintain the correct BAC. At first, the experiment is a rousing success. Martin finds a way to engage his students and begins to build inroads with his wife and son. Peter is making friends and flirting. Nikolaj doesn’t get flustered when his wife demands organic fish for dinner. And Tommy has found a way to connect with the kids he coaches, mentoring a small frightened boy. Things are going so well it seems silly not to see what would happen if they drink a little more. What’s the

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can be. This isn’t, however, a film about teetotaling. Vinterberg carefully shows that alcohol isn’t what’s dragging these men down, it’s their unwillingness to face things without a bit of liquid courage. Vinterberg also does an admirable job of capturing the different levels of intoxication. This isn’t a movie where the characters have one shot and then go stumbling and slurring around the hallways. Vinterberg catalogs just how easy it is to hide casual drinking. The film is a wonderfully wry observation of coping mechanisms that never falls into cynicism. Vinterberg fosters

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Acting on an anonymous tip, authorities in DeKalb County, Alabama, raided the Rainsville Wastewater Treatment Plant on Dec. 17 and discovered a large illegal winemaking operation that appeared to have been in operation for a long time, reported WHNT. The next day, plant supervisor Allen Maurice Stiefel, 62, of Fyffe, was charged with unlawful possession of illegally manufactured alcohol and suspended without pay, according to Rainsville Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt. The operation was found in a little-used building at the plant, where, Lingerfelt said, “Things happen like that.” The sale of alcohol had been illegal in Rainsville until the city council passed an ordinance approving it in September.

Andrea Ellis of East Moline, Illinois, was wrapping presents on Dec. 19 when she opened a package of garden flags she intended to give her grandmother and noticed something extra in the bottom of the padded envelope. It turned out to be a biohazard bag containing a Virginia woman’s COVID-19 test. Ellis told the Quad City Times that when she failed to reach the woman, she called police, who sent an officer to retrieve it, but 15 minutes later, he returned with the bag, saying, “I was told to bring it back to you.” A representative of the Rock Island County Health Department picked up the sample the next day and will try to return it to the Virginia patient. Ellis has also heard from a vice president at Kohl’s, where she bought the flags, who said the company is working hard to find out what happened and prevent it from happening again.

High Anxiety As Delta Flight 462, en route to Atlanta, began to taxi away from the gate at La Guardia Airport on Dec. 21, passenger Brian Plummer noticed a man and woman with a service dog changing seats several times on the less-than-full plane, he told The New York Times, and heard the man say, “If I sit down, I’ll freak out.” Plummer soon felt the plane come to a stop, and flight attendants revealed why: The man, Antonio Murdock, 31, of Florida, had forced open an emergency exit door, causing a slide to activate, and picking up the dog, slid down to the ground with the woman, Brianna Greco, 23, according to a complaint filed in Queens Criminal Court, where the two were arraigned on a number of mischief and endangerment charges. “This doesn’t happen every day at the airport,” said Lenis Valens, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. No one was injured in the incident, but the flight was delayed for hours.

Awesome! Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? The North Carolina Department of Transportation put nine vintage train cars up for auction on Dec. 15 that it purchased from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus after it ceased operation in 2017, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. NCDOT bought the cars for $383,000 to refurbish for use between Raleigh and Charlotte, but federal grants have enabled the department to buy new cars instead. “These cars have a great and amazing history,” said Jason Orthner, director of the NCDOT rail division. Bidding continues until Jan. 4, but at press time, there were no bids on the cars.

Perspective Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, is asking luxury goods company Louis Vuitton to stop selling a yoga mat made partially of leather, calling the product “hugely insensitive” because Hindus regard cows as sacred. In a Dec. 22 statement, Zed said the idea “of yoga ... being performed on a mat made from a killed cow is painful,” The Associated Press reported. The mat retails for $2,390 online; Paris-based Louis Vuitton has not responded.

Great Art • French artist Gaetan Marron presented a new performance piece in December titled “Non-Essential,” in which he locked himself for 10 days inside a clear Plexiglas cube at a shopping mall in Marseille. Euronews reported the artist described his work as an attempt to “bring culture, which clearly saved us during this lockdown, back to the center of the subject.” The cube, large enough for Marron to stand up in, also contained a few nonessential items, including a TV and coffee machine; Marron left the cube to use the restroom. “I have the feeling that ... we miss what is really the real human contact ... we have really lost social links in this period,” Marron said. • Police in Perth, Western Australia, are asking for the public’s help in locating a thin, well-dressed man with olive skin and short black hair who was captured on surveillance cameras using an electric bicycle to draw lewd pictures of a penis on a city sidewalk on Nov. 30. “The man has appeared to spin the wheels ... in order to draw explicit images with the rubber from the tires,” Crimestoppers WA announced. A police Facebook post

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Oops! The 69 passengers who boarded Buddha Air Flight U4505 in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Dec. 18, expecting to fly to Janakpur, about 140 miles southeast, were surprised when they arrived instead in Pokhara, about 125 miles in the opposite direction. Weather and flight delays may have been factors, an airline spokesperson told The Kathmandu Post, resulting in “a miscommunication between the ground staff and the pilots.” The passengers were promptly flown to their preferred destination a few hours behind schedule, and Buddha Air Managing Director Birendra Bahadur Basnet announced that a committee has been formed to investigate the incident.

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News That Sounds Like a Joke Micheline Frederick of Queens, New York, is still recovering from the wounds she suffered in what she described as a brawl with a squirrel on the front stoop of her home just before Christmas. “This was an MMA cage match!” she told WLNY. “And I lost!” Several neighborhood residents have reported run-ins with aggressive squirrels, including Vinati Singh, whose husband has been attacked twice, and Licia Wang, who was bitten on the arm while walking home. A trapper has been hired to capture the rodents, and while squirrels are rarely found to have rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health is advising victims to contact their doctor if they’ve been bitten. 

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The Inside Word How many two or more letter words can you make in 2

by Bill Sells

Kriss Kross

Trivia

Names for Girls

1. Who was the Green Arrow’s sidekick?

minutes from the letters in: White horses (40 words)

You’ve seen them at the beach, though you might have called them white caps. The English named the foamy tops of waves white horses, since the cresting white water resembled horse manes, and because the approaching breakers sounded like galloping hoofs running to the shore. Some here say ‘there’s sheep in the paddock’ or ‘the petticoats are showing.’ Most of us don’t care what they’re called. We simply think they’re swell.

(a) Speedy (b) Lance (c) Quiver 2. Who was the pest who would irk the Man of Steel? (a) The Green Goblin (b) Omar the Slacker (c) Mr Mxyzptlk 3. What Super Hero was a police scientist? (a) The Atom (b) The Flash (c) Green Lantern 4. What was the name of the Justice League’s

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

human mascot? (a) Doiby Dickles (b) Snapper Carr (c) Rick Jones 5. What is the name of Bruce Wayne’s father?

Sudoku

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.

(a) Frank (b) Richard (c) Thomas

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CryptoQuip 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 Sandy

 

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Alma Joan Lois Rita Ruby

5 Letter Words Bambi Daisy Ellen Faith Grace Kelly

Susan Tanya

6 Letter Words Arlene Audrey Connie Janice Yvette

48 Part of the alloy britannia 49 San Andreas, for one 50 Winged goddess of the dawn 51 “Hard Road to Glory� author 55 Nick and Nora’s pet 56 Camping tag-along 59 Souvenir shop stock 60 Diminutive suffix 61 Causes injuries 62 Commits a faux pas 63 Capone’s nemesis 64 Having a lot to lose? Down 1 Soybean paste 2 Handwriting on the wall 3 Houston university 4 Commotions 5 It’s made in Japan 6 Billiards bounce 7 Ballet move 8 It’s often left hanging 9 Anonymous John 10 Grasping the inner nature of things intuitively 11 Where Hawkeye served 12 Valle D’Aosta locale 13 Poet Angelou

18 22 23 24 25 26 27

Barbara Daphney Deborah

28 29 30 32 34 35 36 38 42 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58

Gloomy Retired flier inits. Band performance After lamp or window River to the Rhine Deep in thought Black-and-white predator Goat hair fabrics Way to fly Solenoids Pickling liquid Kind of ticket Temperate Charity Auditioner’s aim Grenade part Fast no more Porgy and bass Modern surgical tool ___ Banks of North Carolina Hauls around Destiny Small amphibians Captain of the Pequod Like the Sahara Fashion lines “What ___ can I say?� Boggy lowland Suffix with Manhattan Reporter’s question

Frances Jasmine Kristie Lucille Rachael

9 Letter Words Claudette Elizabeth

8 Letter Words

7 Letter Words

Numerically Speaking

Across 1 Brightly colored voracious eel 6 Decked out 10 Milk type 14 Ammonia derivative 15 Designed for flight 16 Minute amount 17 Not of the finest quality 19 Picture of health? 20 Teller’s stack 21 “Alley ___!� 22 Inscribed pillar 23 Bottom line 24 Walk nonchalantly 26 Ne’er-do-well 30 Shoots the breeze 31 It might be geosynchronous 32 Tusked animal 33 Thompson of “Sense and Sensibility� 37 Mark left by Zorro? 38 “The possession of fools� (Herodotus) 39 Diamond of records 40 Russia’s Itar-___ news agency 41 Wing, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais 42 Sacred song 43 Sea swallows 45 Farmer’s plots 46 Find

Super Heroes



Caroline Francine Hermione Margaret Patricia Prudence Veronica





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