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Everyday Magic


t was mid-April 2020 when we first noticed it. The only tree planted at the end of our townhouse block had morphed into a fairy house overnight.

Like a toadstool on a damp spring morning, a tiny home sprung up all at once at the base of the tree. A red wooden door about four inches tall, with a knob the size of a pea, was affixed directly to the trunk. Windows, with wooden shutters shaped like sticks of gum, appeared another six inches up the tree. A dainty walkway through landscaped pebbles led from the red front door through the “garden,” where a café table sat with chairs made from matchsticks. There was no question that whoever lived in this tree cared about curb appeal.

My preschool-aged sons and I made the surprising discovery on a walk one morning. “Look, a fairy house!” was quickly followed by many questions from my four-and-a-half-year-old about the fairy in question and her whereabouts. When my boys tried to pull on the tiny doorknob affixed to the tree and peek inside, I quickly stopped them. “Careful! Fairies are nocturnal, so she’s sleeping in there. Ssshhh.” The homeowner of the closest townhouse, who must have heard us outside, popped out on her balcony. “That’s where Sparkle the fairy lives,” she said matter-of-factly. I never did hear the inspiration behind Sparkle’s fairy home, but I was grateful for its presence. We were just


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I tried to find a way to contact the Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks & Public Works department to comment on the proposal to build a paddling & rowing facility on the cove on Harness Creek off the South River, but I couldn’t find any way to comment on their website. I did send a comment to the Bayland Consultants who are also working on this. It is such a great place for a few boats to anchor and is quite protective from high winds. And the pristine shore was such a fine view with the local wildlife (deer, etc.) enjoying the private area. It would be terrible if us

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a few weeks into Maryland’s stay-at-home order at the time and walks down the street to “go visit Sparkle Fairy” were a welcome diversion. Like the elaborate Christmas lights displays of this pandemic year, fairy houses are a welcome whimsical escape. They stir the imagination and prompt us to see magic where we might otherwise not find it. This winter, you can make your own to be put on public display come spring (page 8). And speaking of escape, a new exhibit hosted (online) by Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College offers another point of inspiration. A collection of photos by A. Aubrey Bodine, the Baltimore Sun photographer known for his iconic black and white

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images from the mid-20th century, depicts Annapolis and Anne Arundel County in ways we’ve never seen (page 10). Sure, you’ve probably seen a Bodine photo print before, perhaps hanging in a local restaurant or shop. But these photos come from deep in the archives—some 25,000 photos deep. They resonate because Bodine manages to make magic out of everyday scenes, not entirely unlike a fairy house builder. After you turn the pages of this week’s issue of Bay Weekly, get out and find the everyday magic of Chesapeake Country.  p

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Fisheries managers say public comments early in the process can make a big impact on future striped bass management plans. Photo: Eric Packard.



anaging rockfish (striped bass) is like managing the Orioles or Nationals: everybody has an opinion on how to do it. Even as we acknowledge the significant challenges that Major League Baseball managers face, the rockfish issue is a lot more complicated. After all, it concerns tens of millions of fish swimming the Atlantic coast past 13 jurisdictions from North Carolina to Canada. The most recent data indicate that our beloved rock are overfished, and that we are overfishing them. Worse yet, the current version of the management plan in effect along the coast dates from 2003. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), which has legal authority to coordinate and enforce each jurisdiction’s local management plans, seeks to develop a new coastwide plan, to be known as Amendment 7. At its winter meeting last week, ASMFC’s commissioners (made up of three representatives from each Atlantic state, plus the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and NOAA) approved a Public Information Document (PID),

asking for written comment from “stakeholders” (that’s any of us concerned with the health of these iconic fish) through April 9. The commission will also conduct public hearings, probably by webinar with dates and information announced on its web site. It reads, “The purpose of this document [the PID] is to inform the public of the commission’s intent to gather information concerning Atlantic striped bass and to provide an opportunity for the public to identify major issues and alternatives relative to the management of this species. Input received at the start of the amendment process can have a major influence in the final outcome of the amendment.” That’s dense language. Veteran fisheries manager Marty Gary, Executive Director of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission, boils it down this way: “The situation is bad, but it’s not dire—yet. We know what really bad looks like [the 1980s, which saw a moratorium on harvest] and good [1993-2011]. Science says it’s time to pay close attention, to think through what we want our rockfish stocks to look like over the next 15–20 years. And we’ll need Mother Nature’s help,

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which makes clean water and habitat restoration programs as important as ever. I’m going to press all of my people [watermen, charter skippers, and recreational anglers] to think hard and weigh in.” John Neely, the Chairman of Maryland’s Sport Fisheries Advisory Commission (Department of Natural Resources), concurs: “We’re looking at a caution light flashing bright amber. Time for all of us to get to work NOW. And we have to pay attention to helping the fish first, before we start wrestling over who gets to catch what.” Capt. Chris Moore, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Virginia-based Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist agrees, saying, “We need bold actions to make sure we don’t lose this iconic Chesapeake species. We all must weigh in during the public comment process to ensure the best possible plan for the recovery of striped bass.” Considering how important rockfish are to us along the Atlantic coast, ASMFC is asking for a veritable fire hose of comments, which staff members will sift through and pass on to the commissioners for action at the summer meeting and beyond. Building consensus on rockfish is hard. If it were simple, the commissioners would have done it years ago. But as Marty Gary likes to say, “No one of us is as smart as all of us.” For anyone who loves rockfish, it’s time to get to work.



couple of researchers at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons have been tapped with a major honor— and a vehicle to continue their research. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Associate Professor Lora Harris and Ph.D. candidate Christina Goethel have been named Fulbright Scholars for 20212022. The prestigious Fulbright Scholars program is the U.S. government’s international educational and cultural exchange program, in partnership with 160 other countries. The scholars are selected for their academic merit and leadership potential. The scholarships give awardees the opportunity to “study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems.” Sixty have gone on to become Nobel Prize recipients, and 88 have been Pulitzer Prize winners. As for the UMCES researchers, Associate Professor Lora Harris will use her award to work in Finland studying estuarine ecology, applying her research on restoration successes and challenges in the Chesapeake Bay to the Baltic Sea. Harris is a marine scientist whose re-

“These two awards exemplify the impacts that the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has on our local community, the state and the globe.” —PROFESSOR TOM MILLER, DIRECTOR OF UMCES CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY

Lora Harris (left) and Christina Goethel, both of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, are 2021-2022 Fulbright Scholars. Photo: UMCES.

search focuses on how climate and management actions interact to affect water quality, including submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and marsh plants, as well as how low levels of dissolved oxygen create challenges for restoration. She will work at Tvärminne Zoological Station, a laboratory of the University of Helsinki, during her four-month exchange. Goethel will use her award to support post-doctoral research and teaching in Iceland. For her Ph.D., she has been studying the effects of climate change on animals that live on the sea floor in the Bering and Chukchi Seas with support from UMCES professors. Her research has connected changes on the sea floor with Arctic animals such as walruses and several species of diving ducks, or eiders, which indigenous communities count on to survive. Now, she’ll get to study another part of the Arctic Ocean. She will teach courses at the University of Akureyri in northern Iceland on the importance of international and Arctic resident community scientific collaborations across the entire Arctic. “These two awards exemplify the impacts that the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has on our local community, the state and the globe,” said Professor Tom Miller, director of UMCES’ Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, home base for Harris and Goethel’s research. “We are so proud of these amazing researchers.”

Alex Watson with son Salter. Photo courtesy Alex Watson.



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tory and gaining invaluable life experience. “It’s an adventure,” Salter Watson tells Bay Bulletin. “An adventure is learning and learning is an adventure.” We caught up with Salter and his father, Alex Watson, from their Nordhavn 47 motor sailor, Spirited Away, currently docked in Cocoa Beach, Fla. From their home in Michigan, they’ve been on the water for a year and a half, and they’re only about halfway finished with boat school. Salter’s middle school years will all be spent on the water. Though he’s in seventh grade now, Salter was much younger when his dad picked up on his interests. “This whole idea started with something I saw in Salter years and years ago. And that is: whenever he was on boats...in northern Michigan, he was at his happiest. And not only was he at his happiest, he was also incredibly capable,” says Alex. “My main interest is how all this electronic stuff works because the person I want to be when I grow up is an engineer,” Salter tells us. Via FaceTime, he showed us his knowledge in the pilot house. “This is all of the breakers. This is all of the electronic and signals that run from the breakers to the individual systems,” he points out. Salter and Alex follow a Khan Academy homeschool program for core subjects, but they keep the timing flexible so they can get out and explore the areas where they dock. They spent a month on the Chesapeake Bay in the fall. Among the highlights, Salter witnessed Annapolis stuntman Travis Pastrana jump over Ego Alley in his Subaru. That experience and many others are documented in Salter’s blog, a writing assignment for his boat school journey. “We went across to Rock Hall and then down to Annapolis and back over to St. Michaels to Oxford, Cambridge, Solomons, and then Deltaville and Norfolk,” Salter says of his travels. From the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, across the Bay Bridge, to Dorchester County for Harriet Tubman’s history of escaping slavery to freedom, and learning about our coveted blue crabs, there were many lessons to be learned on the Chesapeake. “We did it because we heard about it

They’ve been on the water for a year and a half. Salter’s middle school years will all be spent on the water. from so many people—that you could spend your lifetime on the Bay and never go to the same place twice or never get bored of it,” Alex says. The boat school schedule is suiting Salter well. “We never have a schedule. You can do it in the morning if you just really want to get it out of the way for the day. You could do it in the afternoon or late at night. You don’t have to follow this strict schedule.” Social studies lessons follow their travels. Up and down the coast, lessons have focused on the Civil War, Revolutionary War and the Spanish settlers. Recess is outside, spent picking up more trash than they ever imagined. “He has become unbelievably sensitive to the environment,” Salter’s dad says. Boat school is made possible by Alex’s financial success and early retirement, but it took a lot of planning and effort. After three years’ planning, the father and son said goodbye to Salter’s mom and two older siblings. Alex says their experience has helped them both to look outside the box. “I would say when you’re on a boat you start to think a lot more creatively. It’s so easy to get set in your ways either on a career path or in a certain neighborhood or home. When you’re on a boat, nothing is set in stone.” Conditions on and off the water have turned into teaching moments for the pair. “We’re at the point now where I feel we can handle whatever happens to us,” Alex says. But it can’t last forever: Alex plans to enroll Salter in a sailing school outside of Miami to give him more interaction with peers. Then, they’ll spend time searching for a school for Salter’s return to the classroom when he enters high school.

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BAY BULLETIN garding loss of farmland. “Yes, there was a loss of farmland to development for a couple of decades, but that was essentially stopped by former Governor O’Malley with the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012,” Raley says. He thinks the reduction in profitability is largely due to Perdue’s pricing structure. Raley says he is essentially paying Perdue to ship his soybeans to another Perdue location for processing. Perdue’s announcement has sparked discussion among local Story as seen in January 28 CBM Bay Weekly. farmers. “If Lothian is not profitable for Perdue, how can a local group of farmers or some similar coopPerdue to Keep erative group run the grain elevator at Grain Elevator Open a profit?” Raley asks. for Two Years The two-year deadline gives farmers opportunities to find alternatives to the Farmers look for alternatives Lothian facility. if buyer isn’t found “Farmers can build on-farm grain storage facilities,” Raley says. “The BY KRISTA PFUNDER


ust weeks after CBM Bay Weekly reported a grain elevator was set to close in Southern Maryland, Perdue has reversed its course, saying it will remain open another two years. That gives area farmers a chance to come up with alternatives—and a chance for a buyer to step up. The Perdue AgriBusiness facility, which stores crops, serves farmers in five Southern Maryland counties and was set to close by March 31. Recognizing that the elevator plays an important role in local agriculture, Perdue has committed to keeping the elevator open while looking for a suitable buyer. “We understand the hardship closing the Lothian facility would have on some Maryland farmers and have decided to keep it open for at least the next two years,” says Scott Fredericksen, president of Perdue AgriBusiness. “While the facility does not fit our long-term business strategy, driven by the dramatic loss of farmland in the region, we remain committed to working with the Southern Maryland agricultural community and Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder to find a viable solution.” Perdue pointed to a reduction in profits at the facility as the reason for the closure, announced last month [see Closing of Grain Elevator Leaves Farmers in a Lurch in the Jan. 28 issue of CBM Bay Weekly]. Perdue is in the process of notifying farmers of its intentions to keep the Anne Arundel County facility open for now and of its long-term plans. In January, Perdue said they would be working closely with local farmers to minimize the impact, including assisting farmers affected by the closure with logistical costs. “We remain committed to being very transparent with area farmers and taking care of their needs,” said Fredericksen. Farmer James Raley of Bushwood takes exception to Perdue’s claim re-

“We understand the hardship closing the Lothian facility would have on some Maryland farmers and have decided to keep it open for at least the next two years.” —SCOTT FREDERICKSEN, PRESIDENT OF PERDUE AGRIBUSINESS

Department of Agriculture has very attractive financial programs for building grain bins which lets farmers hold harvests until prices are higher and shipping costs are lower—aka, more profit.” Another option is to find alternative transport. “Farmers can purchase their own trucks or make long-term arrangements with truckers,” Raley says. “Arrangements could be made at Lothian that if product is shipped from Lothian to the Eastern Shore, poultry litter could be brought back from the shore and stored at Lothian,” Raley says. “Farmers in Southern Maryland could then back-haul the litter for use as fertilizer on their farms. But this would require government assistance to make this happen.” Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman—whose office is fielding calls from concerned farmers—is helping find a solution. “I will be working with local farmers and my peers in the southern Maryland counties to strengthen the infrastructure that supports local farming, including this grain elevator,” Pittman says. February 18 - February 25, 2021 • BAY WEEKLY • 7

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Maryland Park Service Superintendent Nita Settina (left) with park rangers Donnie Oates and Christy Bright, celebrating the grand opening of Wolf Den Run State Park in 2019. Photo: Maryland Park Service.

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rowing up in an apartment complex in Pittsburgh, Nita Settina relied on a nearby public park as her backyard, allowing her to enjoy the outdoors in a way she would not have been able to otherwise. It was experiences in that park and the outdoors that connected Settina to nature and eventually led her to her position as the Maryland State Parks Superintendent. “Spending time in that park...led me to be who I am as a person connected to nature and what that means to me personally, how that sustains me, how that connects me with others,” Settina says. “And that is ultimately what I want to share with others, that’s the mission of the Maryland Park Service. It’s to provide an opportunity for people to connect with nature and to find strength and joy in that personal connection.” Her connection to people and to nature was recently recognized when Settina was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of State Park Directors. “It was a complete surprise, I must say. I didn’t even know I was nominated,” Settina says. “I have so admired past awardees that it was just really humbling to be selected by my peers for this recognition. I was really proud to represent the Maryland Park Service and all of our men and women with this recognition.” Settina began working with the Department of Natural Resources in 1995, joined the Maryland Park Service in 1999 and has since held several positions in the department. She became the first female Maryland Parks Service Superintendent in 2008. “It’s been extremely rewarding. I think being in a leadership position is a privilege, it’s a challenge for anyone,

male or female,” Settina says. “I try to be a strong leader for the people that work for [me] and to be a leader who can foster a vision and a strategic plan to achieve [my] mission and support the people that work for [me] to achieve those goals.” As superintendent, every day on the job is different for Settina, from getting out into the field and in the parks with her staff, to collaborating with engineers, architects, scientists and more. “I think it’s really important that I’m in the parks and meeting face to face with my team to see their challenges and opportunities first hand so that I can be as supportive as possible,” she says. “It takes many disciplines to successfully manage, conserve and interpret all of the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources in Maryland’s 75 state parks and the superintendent has to engage all of them.” Over her years at the Maryland Park Service, she helped launch the Conservation Jobs Corps in 2008 which hires teens for summer jobs in the parks and served as the director of the Maryland Conservation Corps which supports young adults working in crews in the parks on a variety of projects and services. One of the highlights of her career, she says, has been working with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park to preserve Tubman’s home of Dorchester, Talbot, and Caroline Counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The pandemic has made the state parks even more popular. Settina says the service continues to focus on “enabling people to visit their parks in the simplest, purist way which is to come in, enjoy the trails, sit by a lake, fish, hike, bike, just enjoy the resource.” “I feel like I know that our staff are truly frontline heroes in keeping the gates to the parks open. The parks staff of all have just done an amazing job and made us very proud,” Settina says.

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airy and gnome homes, dragon lairs, magical creatures, fairy gardens, elf abodes, goblin grottoes and more are expected to make an appearance in Solomons this spring. Tap into your imagination and join the display by designing a magical creation of your own for this year’s Fairies in the Garden exhibit at Annmarie Sculpture and Arts Center. The 12th annual outdoor show celebrates all things magical, whimsical and fun and is open to anyone with a creative spark. “I start thinking of ideas around January and sketching out plans,” says Debbie Erb of Lusby, an artist who has created a design for the event for eight years. “I tend to come up with pretty wild ideas—one year it was alien fairies, and another year a castle in the clouds.” Enter your design in one of two categories. The first—Fairies in the Garden—is open to artists who want to create something that will be enjoyed by guests for five months. Entries are scattered throughout the lawns, wood and trails of the sculpture garden. Cre-

ations must be made of durable materials and adhesives that can stand the test of time, as well as the enthusiastic affection of summer visitors. “I usually work at the festival and sneak around to watch kids interact with my houses,” Erb says. “I just love to see their faces and their fascination.” The second category—Children’s Fairy Garden—is for those who want in on the magic but are fine with a temporary display. Designs will be placed in the Fairy Lolly Creative natural play area and will be removed as they degrade. A team effort is always encouraged. Scout groups, parent-child teams and more are welcome. “Sometimes my husband has to help me with the infrastructure,” says Erb. “The first year he built the wooden frame for the house, which was like a piece of furniture.” Entry forms are due by March 15. Creations must be delivered to Annmarie between March 24 and March 30. There is no fee to enter. To enter, go to www.annmariegarden.com and fill out the entry form for Fairies in the Garden—found under the “Get Involved” tab. Creations will be placed in the gardens April 5-9, and the public can enjoy them at the Fairy House Festival April 18.

Magical castle created for a past Fairies in the Garden show by Debbie Erb. Photo courtesy Debbie Erb.

BAY BULLETIN Walking Through Black History in Maryland’s Capital City

Watermark Tours guide Julie Brasch leads the African American Heritage Tour in downtown Annapolis. Photo by Kathy Knotts.


shares the names of Michael Steele, Anthony Brown, and Boyd Rutherford—African American men who have served in government positions in Maryland. Throughout the tour, she highlights the places and stories of the doctors, explorers, musicians, shopkeepers—people who contributed to the character of the region and who have been marginalized by history. The tour culminates at the newly reopened Lawyers Mall, in front of the State House, at the site of a statue of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice. But the story of the important contributions made by Black Marylanders is ongoing. “I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories,” said Marshall, while accepting the Liberty Medal in 1992. “We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust… We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.” p


ebruary’s designation as Black History Month began as a way to remember the important people and events in the history of the African diaspora, the communities found worldwide made up of native African descendants. In 2021, the observance may be more important than ever before after a year of reignited racial justice movements. The streets of downtown Annapolis are currently lined with flags from 76 countries that represent African nations or places where significant populations of African descendants reside, including South America, the Caribbean and the United States. “Driving up Main Street, it is an incredible sight,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “We were the landing site for ships of enslaved peoples. We’re known as the site where Kunte Kinte was sold into slavery. But in 2021, we showcase the pride of our African heritage by flying the flags of the African diaspora.” The flag initiative was conceived by Adetola Ajayi, the city’s African American Community Services Specialist. The flags will fly throughout the month of February alongside a social media campaign highlighting the accomplishments of local African American women. In Maryland, Black History Month events celebrate names like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, two African Americans who had a major impact not only here but across the world. But walk the streets of downtown Annapolis with a Watermark tour guide and you learn the names of other African Americans that were important to the capital city. Every Saturday in February, Watermark offers its African American Heritage Tour, a two-hour stroll that begins at the Market House park, across from City Dock where slave ships disembarked over 300 years ago. The tour, developed in partnership with the Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation and named a “Heritage Award Winner” by the Four Rivers Foundation, starts with the Alex Haley statue, marking the significance of the author of Roots and the journey of his ancestor Kunte Kinte. During colonial times, the labor of both enslaved and free blacks was the cornerstone upon which the tobacco economy was built. Guide Julie Brasch stops in front of the James Brice House, currently undergoing restoration work, to share the story of slaves who helped build it. The tour takes you to the front steps of the William Paca House, also built with enslaved labor but later the site of the infamous Carvel Hall hotel, where African American Marcellus Hall began work as a bellboy and retired as the superintendent of services. The open hearth for cooking at the Paca House leads to a discussion of the significance of the foodways brought over from Africa, rationing portions of food to feed many mouths. Brasch also details how an enslaved person’s life in Annapolis was very different from those who lived on rural plantations.

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“We were the landing site for ships of enslaved peoples. We’re known as the site where Kunte Kinte was sold into slavery. But in 2021, we showcase the pride of our African heritage by flying the flags of the African diaspora.” — GAVIN BUCKLEY ANNAPOLIS MAYOR In the 19th century, Maryland was home to more free African Americans than any other state. But that didn’t keep “slave catchers” from crossing state lines to find those who had escaped, or even forcing free Blacks into captivity. Symbolically, the stroll continues uphill through local history, including the site of an early African American school at 91 East St., opened by the Order of the Galilean Fishermen, a Black fraternal society, in 1868. Down the block, at the bottom of the hill that is home to the State House, Brasch February 18 - February 25, 2021 • BAY WEEKLY • 9


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A. Aubrey Bodine, “The Big Freeze,” 1936, silver gelatin print. ©Jennifer B. Bodine.

If you’re interested in seeing a finely-curated collection of photographs that may be less familiar, from a photographer you’ve likely heard of but whose creativity you’ve not yet discovered, look no further than The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College.


HE CHESAPEAKE BAY is inspiring. Countless authors, performers and artists have felt its pull and use its waters, land and people in their artistic expression. Many of these artists prefer the perspective from behind the lens and the Bay region has birthed several well-known photographers such as Charles E. Emery, Jay Fleming, and Marion Warren.

But if you’re interested in seeing a finely-curated collection of photographs that may be less familiar, from a photographer you’ve likely heard of but whose creativity you’ve not yet discovered, look no further than The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College. The gallery, despite being closed for this academic year, is currently hosting its second virtual exhibition,

which you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Running through March 21, you can see a newly-curated collection of 25 photographs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, taken by A. Aubrey Bodine. Bodine is the Baltimore-born icon who submitted his first photo to the editor of The Baltimore Sun at just 17 years old as an office boy and gained fame thanks

to the many thousands of “documentary pictures” he took of interesting people, places, and things during his 50 years as a photographer and photojournalist with the newspaper. But the 25 photographs chosen for the Our Town exhibit are not your standard images of familiar landmarks. “These specific photographs are interesting for a number of reasons,”

explains curator Lucinda Edinberg, who selected them after reviewing Bodine’s full archive—“25,000 photographs, at least”—and reading Annapolis: Photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine, a book by Bodine’s daughter, Jennifer, which provided the inspiration for the exhibition. “For starters, the collection includes some of Bodine’s work as a staff photographer for The Sun, where he earned his bread and butter, but mainly showcases Bodine’s creative side through CONTINUED O

MITCHELL GALLERY HOSTS ONLINE EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY A. AUBREY BODINE BY S T E V E A D A M S A. Aubrey Bodine, “Liberty Tree, St. John’s College, Woodward Hall,” 1952, silver gelatin print. ©Jennifer B. Bodine.

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BEYOND VIEWING the photo exhibit online, you can learn more about Bodine and pictorialism through several virtual events on the Mitchell Gallery website: Thru March 21: Listen to The A. Aubrey Bodine: Our Town Prerecorded Lecture by Lucinda Edinberg. February 28: Interview and Q&A with Jennifer B. Bodine, who will provide the backstory on the work and creativity of A. Aubrey Bodine’s photography exhibited in salons and the “Brown Pages” of The Baltimore Sun. (3pm) March 4: Virtual tour with Lucinda Edinberg, followed by a discussion of After the Photo-Secession: American Pictorial Photography, 1910– 1955 with celebrated photographer Don Dement. (2:30pm) March 21: George Winston in concert, which will celebrate and officially close the exhibition with a performance by the Grammy Awardwinning pianist. (7pm)

A. Aubrey Bodine, “Signs, Wire, and Concrete,” silver gelatin print. ©Jennifer B. Bodine. his work in pictorialism,” she says. Pictorialism was an aesthetic movement in which photographs were processed in silver gelatin and deliberately manipulated in the dark room in order to emphasize romantic beauty over documented reality—to, as she puts it, “create a mood or atmosphere.” Pictorialism was popular in the late 19th and 20th centuries due in large part to the work of Alfred Stieglitz, a photographer who wanted his work accepted in the realm of artistic expression and encouraged others to create photos that did more than capture a scene. The style led photographers to impose, switch around, darken, burn out, and

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highlight additional negatives in all kinds of ways, just as a painter does by moving paint around with different brushes and palette knives, to create a final piece—photo manipulation long before there were computers or Photoshop. The exhibit of Bodine’s photos gives us a rare look at mid-20th century Maryland. “I tried to choose images that the public hasn’t generally seen,” says Edinberg. “While there are a few in the exhibition that have been very popular and have been available in note cards and photo re-prints, and those of a certain age may even remember a few from the Brown Pages in the Sunday Sun Magazine, I took

this as an opportunity to provide some breadth of Bodine’s talent, as well as some visual history of Anne Arundel County and its importance in the agricultural/watershed economy.” Without giving too much away, the eclectic collection includes blackand-white photos of tobacco farming, farmers, and fields; trains destined for Annapolis; buildings, past and present; and, of course, sailboats. Asked to name her favorite photographs, something she says “is like being asked to name a favorite child,” Edinburg offers “The Bullwhackers,” which she describes as “a moving, moody, and deliberate pictorialist piece”

The eclectic collection includes black-and-white photos of tobacco farming, farmers, and fields; trains destined for Annapolis; buildings, past and present; and, of course, sailboats.

A. Aubrey Bodine, “Reflections of City Dock,” 1935, silver gelatin print. ©Jennifer B. Bodine. A. Aubrey Bodine, “Tobacco Wagon,” 1943, silver gelatin print. ©Jennifer B. Bodine.

A. Aubrey Bodine, “Naval Academy, June Week,” 1949, silver gelatin print. ©Jennifer B. Bodine. showing the use of animal labor in 1953. She also points to “Tobacco Wagon,” a photojournalistic image from 1942. “As with all the photographs in the exhibit, these display Bodine’s range of style. They remind us that he was always keeping design and composition in mind, even in the newspaper work.” Last but certainly not least, the exhibition also inspired Edinburg and former National Geographic and Discovery Channel photographer Bob Madden to organize and stage a Pictorialist Challenge, a free photography competition running through March 7. Submit up to three photographs, each incorporating at least two pictorialist

elements, for critique by award-winning photographers Madden and Wilford Scott; a potential post on the Mitchell Gallery website; and potential inclusion in the Pictorialist Challenge “Reveal” and Discussion on March 14. “Our exhibitions have always had a Tuesday Try-It, a workshop that gives people the opportunity to learn about the medium, philosophy, or technique of the artists from well-respected instructors in their fields—for example Impressionist artist Abigail McBride, expert book artist Joan Machinchick,

A. Aubrey Bodine, “Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad,” 1960, silver gelatin print. ©Jennifer B. Bodine. well-known printmaker Helen Frederick, illustrator Rob Wood, and Bob Madden—and actually explore it in practice,” explains Edinberg. “I was looking for something similar to do online with the use of photo manipulation, since we couldn’t host a live workshop, and Bob came up with the challenge idea to feature the pictorialist style.” Reflecting on the impetus for the exhibit, Edinberg says, “It really comes down to ‘why does art matter?’ And even though the gallery is closed physically, we know that our visitors remain

interested in art, learning new information, and allowing themselves to reflect on different cultures, media, or styles. I hope our exhibitions continue to provide an interesting, and entertaining, distraction.” p

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Submit your ideas, comments and events! Email us: calendar@bayweekly.com Paper Quilling


Learn techniques to make intricate works of paper art in this virtual workshop with the Jefferson Patterson Park (ages 13+). 10-11am, $10 w/discounts, RSVP: https://jefpat.maryland.gov.

KIDS Little Minnows Children (ages 3-5yrs) join in story time and a carryout craft on the theme of jellyfish. 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm, Calvert Marine Museum, free w/admission, RSVP: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Garden Smarter Learn container gardening techniques in this Zoom program with the Master Gardeners. 10-11:30am, RSVP for link: www.calvertlibrary.info.

Voices of the Enslaved Hammond-Harwood House’s executive director, Barbara Goyette, leads a presentation on using testimonies, memoirs, and interviews with those formerly enslaved, to learn about life under slavery. 2-3:30pm, RSVP for link: https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/.

Free State Fly Fishers Joe Bruce leads anglers thru the steps for bending wire into ariculated connectors and demonstrates how to tie articulated two-color Bullethead Darters in this virtual fly-tying session.10am-noon, RSVP for Zoom link: rybeer@gmail.com.

The Future of the Black Family

Meet the Raptors

Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum for a panel discussion on the evolution of the Black family, exploring the uniqueness of the Black family structure, past and present and future. 6:30-8pm, RSVP: https://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events/

Visit with owls, ravens, hawks and other birds of prey. 10am-2pm, Homestead Gardens, Severna Park: www.homesteadgardens.com.

KIDS Baked Mac & Trees

Family Kung Fu Class Kids (ages 5-10) and parents join an in-person intro lesson to kung fu and take home a Lunar New Year of the Ox gift bag. 6:45-7:30pm, Jing Ying Institute, Arnold free, RSVP: www. JingYing.org or call 410-431-5200.

Generations: Music & the Black Family Enjoy a virtual hour of family-based music performed by Black classical musicians including classical, Negro Spirituals, folk tunes, jazz, and singa-longs, produced by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts. 7pm, RSVP for link: www.aacpl.net or watch at AACPL’s Facebook page. Gary Jobson


Feb. 20: Pysanky Ukrainian Eggs.

Meet the Artists (Rescheduled) Hear from Gallery 57 West juried artists Wayne Laws, Barbara Burns and Carly Sargent Piel as they share their inspiration and demonstrate techniques in this Facebook event. 7-9pm: www.facebook.com/Gallery57West. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19

the Friendship 7, which celebrates its 59th anniversary. After the discussion, build a “rocket” together using materials provided at the Severn Library via curbside (ages 11+). 4-5pm, RSVP for link and curbside pickup times: www.aacpl.net. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20

Pet Vaccine Clinic

Blood Drive

Drive-up only. 9-11am, SPCA of Annapolis, $5-$25, RSVP: https://aacspca.org/.

9am-2pm, Odenton Volunteer Fire Co., RSVP: http://bit.ly/2NbU0GW.

Paper Shredding

STEM Talk: Hidden Figures

Calvert County residents. 9am-1pm, Huntingtown High School: 410-326-0210.

Join a scientific discussion focused on the award-winning novel and film adaptation, Hidden Figures, the story of female African-American mathematicians at NASA who calculated the flight trajectories for Project Mercury including

Join The Kids’ Table for a hands-on and interactive cooking experience, as budding chefs measure, mix, chop and roll their way thru a new recipe in each class, with an experienced instructor virtually guiding them every step of the way (ages 6-10). Recipe and ingredient list sent after registration. 11am-noon, RSVP for link: www.aacpl.net.

Seed Starting Anne Arundel County Master Gardener Lisa Winters teaches you how to start seeds successfully, from veggies to flowers. 10am, RSVP for link: www.aacpl.net.

Feb. 20: Two Great Houses Tour.

Two Great Houses Tour The Hammond-Harwood House Museum and Chase-Lloyd House invite guests to an hourlong tour that focuses on the architectural details and the longstanding social history that connects these two great hous-

Feb. 20: Free State Fly Fishers.

Feb. 18: Maritime Winter Lecture.

Maritime Winter Lecture Sailor and author Gary Jobson discusses the America’s Cup, the Olympics and the joys of sailing; hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum. 7-8:30pm, $10 w/discounts, RSVP for link: www.amaritime.org. 14 • BAY WEEKLY • February 18 - February 25, 2021

Bullethead Darter

es on Maryland Avenue. Tour will be held outside, socially distanced with masks. 11am, Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, $20, RSVP: https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/.

& 4:15pm, Calvert Marine Museum, free w/admission, RSVP: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

The Presence of the Enslaved Join historian Willa Banks for a thought-provoking talk about the newly discovered evidence of enslaved persons living at the house and the known experiences of domestic servants in America. 2pm, free, RSVP for Zoom link: https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/.

Pysanky Ukrainian Eggs Create an egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition or create a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision. This virtual workshop will explore the art in a free form, using symbolism that tells a specific story and holds a deliberate intention. Space is limited (ages 12+). Noon-2pm, $15, RSVP for link: www.jugbay.org.

Tween Improv Night Play improv games, no experience necessary. 6pm, RSVP for link: www.calvertlibrary.info.

Black Representation Matters Explore why Black representation in books matters, share tips for having courageous conversations about race with young children, and find recommendations of board books, picture books, and early chapter books. Presented in partnership with the Banneker-Douglass Museum and Baltimore Read Aloud. 2-3pm, RSVP for link: www.aacpl.net.

Café Scientifique Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green talks about electric vehicles, how they work, how their adoption reduces air pollution with resulting climate and health benefits, and how to select the right electric vehicle for you. 6:15pm, RSVP for Zoom link: annapoliscafesci@gmail.com.

Magnificent Marsh Mammals Join Chuck Hatcher, Jug Bay’s resident expert on otters, for an early evening walk through the woods to the Beaver Pond to look and listen for signs of activity while learning interesting facts about otters and beavers. Bring a flashlight. 4-6pm, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6 vehicle fee, RSVP: www.jugbay.org.

Making Cents of Your Dollars Join the nonprofit CASH Campaign for Maryland in an interactive webinar to learn why a spending plan will help build your financial health and the tools to successfully create it. 7pm, free, RSVP: www.mdcashacademy.org.

Feb. 23: The Legacy of Slavery.


Lenny Rudow

AACo Farmers Market 10am-1pm, 257 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis: www.aacofarmersmarket.com/

Sunday Market

Calvert Fossil Club

11am-2pm, Honey’s Harvest Farm, Lothian: https://honeysharvest.com/.

Quarterly club meeting is followed by virtual lecture (7:30pm) by Dr. Victor Perez, assistant curator of paleontology, on Sharks and Rays of Florida: A 45-million-year History; plus an introduction to using myFOSSIL. 7pm, RSVP for Zoom link: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Virtual Tea Tasting Try several teas, learn about their proper preparation, and their health benefits with Lynayn Mielke, a certified tea specialist, in an online class hosted by Jing Ying Institute. Tea kits supplied in advance. 2-3:30pm, $15$25, RSVP: www.JingYing.org or call 410-431-5200. MONDAY FEBRUARY 22

Grow with Katie Katie Dubow talks with Maria Failla of Bloom and Grow Radio about favorite houseplants, how to bring them in your home, and the benefits they provide in a Facebook Live event; hosted by Homestead Gardens. Noon, www.facebook.com/homesteadgardens.

Dining with Diabetes Join University of Maryland Extension Family & Consumer Sciences educators Mona Habibi and Erin Jewell for a four-part series. Dining with Diabetes is a national program designed for adults with type 2 diabetes. 6:30-8pm, free, RSVP for link: www.calvertlibrary.info.


The Legacy of Slavery Join Chris Haley of the Maryland State Archives for a virtual discussion on the contributions Black Marylanders have made to both the state and the nation in the political, economic, agricultural, legal and domestic arenas. 7-8pm, $15 w/discounts, RSVP for link: www.annapolis.org.

Bridges to the World Film Festival The 13th annual festival is moving from local screens to Zoom. Tonight: The Japanese movie Koi no shizuku (For Love’s Sake) is a light-hearted combination of romantic, culinary, and family dramas. Initially focusing on a student of an agricultural university in Tokyo, Shiori (Rina Kawaei, a former member of the girl group AKB48) and her undesired sake internship,

the film eventually features an ensemble cast of complex characters dealing with multiple personal issues. 7pm, Zoom link: www.WorldArtists.org. WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24

Feb. 25: Maritime Winter Lecture.

KIDS Nature Play Day Get the kids outside for fun and exploration around the sanctuary. Dress for the weather (ages 6-10). 1-3pm, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6/person, plus $6 vehicle fee, www.jugbay.org.

Maritime Winter Lecture

2-6pm, Kent Island Medical, Chester, RSVP: http://bit.ly/2LWsLQi.

Writer and editor Lenny Rudow talks about the changing fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay including the decline of rockfish and the fish that are now being found in local waters; hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum. 7-8:30pm, $10 w/discounts, RSVP for link: www.amaritime.org.



Blood Drive

Celebrating Business Success

The Little Mermaid

The Calvert Library hosts a virtual panel of five successful local entrepreneurs who share tips and inspiration; moderated by Edsel Brown. 9-10:30am, RSVP for link: www.calvertlibrary.info.

Feb. 27 & 28: Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs its revival based on the 1837 Hans Christian Anderson classic tale in a live performance with choreography by Artistic Director Emeritus Dianna Cuatto. Live audience capacity is 150 and masks must be worn; performance will be recorded for virtual audience. Sa 2pm & 6:30pm, Su 2pm, Westin Annapolis, $33 w/discounts, RSVP: https://balletmaryland.org/. p

KIDS Little Minnows Children (ages 3-5yrs) join in story time and a carryout craft on the theme of jellyfish. 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm

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The most remarkable characteristic of the sika deer is its vocalizations. The barking they make when startled or warning the herd does sound fairly doglike.


Sika Deer


n invasive species is an animal or plant that displaces native species or injures the native environment. Sika deer are a Japanese species that was introduced to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. They are not competitive with the native white-tailed deer and since they were introduced, they are not considered invasive. On my first visit to the southern end of Assateague Island in Virginia, I saw

a herd of a dozen sika deer splashing across a marsh to a pine island. When they saw me, I heard some of them barking like a dog as they picked up the pace. I have since seen many around the wetlands of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. What all of my sightings have in common is that they were in or at the edge of swampy areas. These deer are at home in marshlands and swamps which white-tailed deer usually avoid. The sika deer is also called spot-

ted deer as they keep their spots throughout their life. There are several sub-species in east Asia from southern Russia to Thailand. The sub-species that were introduced here from Japan in 1909 have faint spotting on their back. The males, bucks, are wanderers and fairly solitary. Males mark territory by digging shallow depressions and filling it with musk. Bucks can weigh up to 180 pounds but are typically around 120. The females are known as hinds. The hinds live in groups with juveniles and tend to

stay within a square mile area. When the rut (courting season) arrives, the males will herd the mature females into harems. After a winter gestation, one fawn is born in the spring and nurtured for ten months. Sika deer have an 18-year lifespan, which is longer than the white-tailed deer. The most remarkable characteristic of the sika deer is its vocalizations. They have been recorded as having ten distinct sounds. I have heard the barking they make when startled or warning the herd. It does sound fairly doglike. I have been afraid I had a loose dog coming after me when a barking sika deer was close. The deer also can have upper canine teeth visible outside the lower jaw (visible in the photo). These little deer are a favorite target of hunters. Sika deer apparently have not yet been affected by chronic wasting disease but at least one report shows that they can become infected. Maryland has the largest population of free roaming sika deer. Hopefully, their separation from white-tailed deer populations will keep the little sika far away from the disease. p

before the last frost date, the beginning of March, you can start many herbs indoors, such as borage, catnip, chives, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, parsley, basil, chamomile, fennel, sage and thyme. Kale, Swiss chard, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kohlrabi, lettuce, radicchio and tomatoes can all be started

indoors. Many flowers can be started in March such as asters, bells of Ireland, butterfly weed, calendula, castor bean, celosia, cleome, coleus, coreopsis, cypress vine, feverfew, four o’ clocks, foxglove, hollyhocks, larkspur, poppies, snapdragons, and zinnias. Use your time indoors to prepare for a bountiful garden this spring. p



Time to Start Seeds Indoors


n these unthinkable crazy COVID times, starting some seeds might be one of the most reassuring activities that will confirm the continuity of life. Our last frost date has traditionally been May 15 but global warming has pushed it back to April 30. You still have to be aware of the weather though, as I have seen snow and frost as late as May 15. In late February, you can start sowing seeds indoors. Make sure to use clean soilless media in clean containers. plug trays or small plastic pots with drainage holes. If the containers are being recycled, make sure to wash them in a 10 percent bleach solution to prevent fungal diseases. Your bleach solution should be one part bleach to nine parts water; rinse well so that no bleach remains on the pots. You can even use carry-out plastic containers with drainage holes punched in the bottom. Egg cartons also make good starter containers. Most seeds need warmth of approxi-

mately 70 degrees to germinate. Some seeds need light or darkness to germinate. The proper planting depth is also very important. Check your seed packet information for proper planting depth. Light is also very important as not enough light will cause your seedlings to stretch, be leggy and fall over. If you don’t have good light coming in your windows, a grow light might be your answer. About 10 to 12 weeks before last frost, usually in February, you can start slow-growing plants such as celery, eggplant, onions, rosemary, dill, endive, escarole, leeks, peppers, savory and stevia. You can start flowers such as columbines, echinacea, heliotrope, lavender, penstemon, petunias, verbena, ornamental alliums, alyssum, bee balm, carnations, cottage pinks, dusty Miller, gaillardia, lobelia, ornamental peppers, pansies, rudbeckias, salpiglossis, salvias, stock, sweet Williams, vinca and violas. Anywhere from six to eight weeks

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It’s Yellow Perch Time T oto, it’s cold, wet, windy and extremely uncomfortable—guess we’re still in a Maryland February. However, the yellow perch spawning run now offers the best and most available source of sport. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has an online yellow perch map website to assist you in pursuit of this, the first fish of the new year. Though it’s difficult to access on the internet if you don’t know just where it is, don’t try any general searches. You must go to the DNR Fisheries Department home page and click




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season has begun and despite the horrible weather some anglers are catching a few fish. The bite is in the tributaries and the usual hot spots are Waysons Corner, the Tuckahoe at Hillsboro, Walnut Creek, the Upper Choptank and Red Bridges. Go early and go often.

yellow perch

on the MAPS subset to get there. It will be the last map option and is helpfully marked Yellow Perch Locations. The fish spawn in the extreme tributary headwaters, which are legally off limits but near approaches are prime locations to fish for them. Though the 45 suggested hot spots may be at first numerically daunting, as you have to go through further machinations to determine how to get there and there are no area descriptions, they do give you an idea as to general possibilities. The key to success is to pick a few con T HUR S D AY



venient areas and use other map apps to determine road and street access. Scouting the actual sites will be necessary to eventually score. The higher phases of tide on the tributary suggestions will generally be most productive though there is virtually no way, except being on site, to determine the exact timing of the tides. You’ll have to keep notes as to the specific conditions (peak tidal phases, wind conditions, site water temperature and sun/overcast). Keep in mind the tides will be 50 minutes later each day, and winds may advance or retard the water movements. Yellow perch will begin to spawn in waters of about 50 degrees, though each group of fish will make that decision seemingly at random. Also keep in mind a sunny day can boost water temps in the shallows 15 to 20 degrees in just an hour or two. Multiple trips will ensure your success and always remember the universally best time to fish is whenever you can. The tides will also be higher and lower and the currents swifter during the full moon and new moon phases. Fish the shorelines during the flood tides and the channel pools during the low tides. The optimum spawning conditions should be two hours on either side of the high in the shallows or two hours on either side of the low if you’ve identified a channel where the fish are staging (waiting to spawn). S U ND AY



Have a selection of baits and terminal tackle for shallow and deeper water angling. A float is essential for working the shallows and a few oneounce sinkers necessary for working the channel holes. Shad darts of various sizes and hues are traditional for under the bobbers. Tackle losses to trees and submerged structure are common. Bring a supply. Live baits are best this time of year as fish are locating food primarily by smell. The better choices, in no particular order, are grass shrimp, small minnows, blood worms, garden worms and various trout worms and grubs. If the fish are especially numerous, they may take flies and lures but for the most part using natural bait is the primary and most productive tactic. However, always include a few bright spinnerbaits, small plugs and soft plastic jigs with your tackle because there will usually be pickerel lurking about. They follow the perch run, picking off smaller sized fish and awaiting their own spawning run which will follow closely behind the perch. This is mostly a catch and release exercise as the many small bones in the fish make it an ordeal on the table. Minimum size for the golden perch is 9 inches with a possession limit of 10 fish, they are excellent on the table. The traditional preparation is coating with bread crumbs and frying in hot peanut or corn oil. p WEDNESDAY


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Frances McDormand in the film Nomadland.


One woman finds a new community by leaving her old one behind IN THEATERS AND STREAMING ON HULU STARTING FEBRUARY 19

says that you’re home“M yless,momis that true?” asks a little girl early in Nomadland as she looks at her former tutor, Fern (Frances McDormand: Good Omens). “No, I’m not homeless. I’m just house-less. Not the same thing, right?” Fern replies. That’s not entirely true. In 2012, during a devastating recession, the company keeping Fern’s small town alive closed. No jobs, no utility services, and no people—widowed Fern is left with a house full of things in a ghost town. There’s no point in selling, no one’s buying. So, Fern buys a van, outfits it with a kitchenette and a bed, and takes to the open road. She joins a growing community of self-styled nomads. People who’ve lost homes, jobs, communities, or simply grown tired of struggling to achieve the American Dream, and have chosen to live in campers or retrofitted vehicles. They live seasonal job to seasonal job, sometimes working for Amazon Fulfillment Centers during the holi-

day rush, or working crop harvests. There is even a training camp where people new to the lifestyle learn basic car maintenance and tips to thrive while perpetually on the road. As Fern embraces the nomadic lifestyle, she finds that though she left her town behind, she’s found a new community. It’s a life of beautiful solitude with gorgeous open vistas and utter freedom. But it’s also a life of hardship. Sometimes your bathroom is a bucket in your van and you are stranded with no money until you come up with a plan. Will this new community finally offer Fern the freedom and peace she’s looked for? Or is the need for stability too great for her? A quietly powerful film about a largely unseen population, Nomadland is one of the best films of the year. Director Chloé Zhao (The Rider) has always been fascinated with life on the outskirts of society. Instead of making films that look at people with pity, her documentarian style is

an invitation to see these often-overlooked groups as thriving diverse communities. This is not a film filled with poverty-porn, but a look at how some Americans without homes have found ways to get by and thrive. Zhao has a talent for coaxing brilliant performances from non-actors. Most of the people featured in Nomadland are actual American nomads, playing a version of themselves. As they help Fern learn the ropes, they share their stories about both the beauty and hardship they’ve found along the road. The film even features real life nomad and popular YouTuber Bob Wells, who has mentored hundreds of people interested in adopting the lifestyle. It’s a riveting experience, grounding the film in realism as Zhao explores this subculture of American life. Though she’s honest about the hardships, Zhao also shows off the beauty found in the nomadic community. The film centers around the western U.S., with director of photography Joshua James Richards (The Rider) capturing long takes of Fern traversing some truly beautiful country. Richards swings the audience from breathtaking sunsets along untouched wilderness to sticky diners in tourist traps. It’s a look at the most beautiful and depressing vistas in America, a true

encapsulation of the nation. At the heart of the film is a careerbest performance for McDormand, who spent five months living as a nomad while filming. She’ll probably be earning another Oscar nomination soon, but according to Zhao she was such an impressive seasonal worker while researching the role that Target offered her a fulltime position. McDormand’s talent shines in every scene. Her Fern is a searcher, looking for a new adventure after her quiet life was taken from her. We get glimpses of the life she had before she took to the road, but like Fern, the film is more interested in looking forward than back. She thrives in the solitude of nature, but Fern isn’t anti-social. She builds beautiful relationships with the people she meets, learning their stories as she rewrites her own. A film of wide-open spaces and intimate human moments, Nomadland takes viewers on their own journey. It’s a chance to rediscover America, looking at a population that you may not have considered before. If you’re feeling cooped up after a year of pandemic social distancing, take a trip with Fern as she wrangles with the freedom and solitude of her new American life. Great Drama * R * 108 mins.


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Parking spots are hard to come by in the snowy West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago, and resident Adam Selzer has become the talk of the town for the novel method he’s using to save his spot—freezing pairs of pants and standing them up on the street like traffic cones, WBBM-TV reported. “Soak a pair, put outside. In about 20 minutes you can form them to shape, and in another 20 they’re solid,” Selzer posted on Twitter. Next, Selzer is planning to perfect a frozen shirt. “We’ll see if this works,” he said.

Jane Louise Kellahan, 49, of Wanaka, New Zealand, appeared before Judge Russell Walker in Queenstown District Court on Feb. 2, her second appearance on a charge of assault and the second time she refused to answer when called upon. “That sounds like my name, Your Honor, but I want to see it in writing,” she said. The Otago Daily News reported Kellahan, a local artist, denies being a person, saying, “I’m a living being on the land.” The judge told her, “You are a living being, which means you are a person” and entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf. Her trial is set for April 28.

New Things to Worry About Bradford Gauthier of Worcester, Massachusetts, had a bit of trouble swallowing when he woke up on Feb. 2, but he went about his day after drinking some water. Later, “I tried to drink a glass of water again and couldn’t,” he said, and that’s when he realized one of the AirPods he sleeps with at night was missing and “felt a distinct blockage in the center of my chest,” he said. KVEO reported that it didn’t take doctors in the emergency room long to discover the AirPod lodged in Gauthier’s esophagus. An emergency endoscopy removed it and Gauthier went home feeling much better.

Oops • Tessica Brown of New Orleans was out of hairspray in January as she got ready to go out, so she reached for the only spray she could find, Gorilla Glue, to shellack her hair into place. “I figured ... I could just wash it out,” she told WDSUTV, but “it didn’t.” Brown and her mother tried olive oil and vegetable oil, to no avail, and the local hospital could offer little help. She cut off her ponytail to reduce the weight, but the spray on her scalp continued to painfully tighten and harden. On Feb. 10, she posted on Instagram, she was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles to meet with plastic surgeon Michael Obeng to undergo a procedure that costs more than $12,000—for free. • Neighbors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, called police on Feb. 8 after witnessing an unidentified man apparently take a joyride on an excavator parked in the street, knocking it into power lines and making a getaway on a bicycle. WPLG-TV reported the incident resulted in every sports fan’s worst nightmare: a power outage just before the big game. “About 30 to 40 minutes before the Super Bowl started, (the power) just went all the way out,” said Bubba James. Crews from Florida Power & Light attended to the problem, and the power was back on by halftime.

Keystone Car Chase In the wee hours of Jan. 26, police in Bellevue, Washington, spotted a car running a red light, so they ran the tag and discovered the car was reported stolen. The driver failed to yield when officers attempted a traffic stop, KOMOTV reported, but a mechanical problem prevented the vehicle from exceeding 25 mph. The driver also observed all traffic laws as the pursuit continued for about a mile and a half until the vehicle burst into flames and became fully engulfed. The suspect male driver fled into a nearby nature park and escaped; a female passenger was detained by police and taken into custody.

Weird Antiquities Bidding is underway in Boston-based RR Auction’s special Presidents Day online sale of presidential artifacts, which includes locks of George and Martha Washington’s hair, John F. Kennedy’s Harvard cardigan sweater and the pen Warren G. Harding used to officially end U.S. involvement in World War I, reported The Associated Press. The auction, which continues through Feb. 18, features around 300 items from “America’s esteemed commanders-in-chief,” said company spokesperson Mike Graff. Last year, the company sold a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair wrapped in a bloodstained telegram about his 1865 assassination for $81,000.

State of the Union Instagramer Matt Shirley of Los Angeles conducted an informal survey among his more than 300,000 followers, asking them which state they hate most, the Asbury Park Press reported Jan. 21, and from the 2,500 responses, he determined that, among the expected regional rivalries, New Jersey hates every other state and Florida hates ... Florida. The Sunshine State was the only one to choose itself as most-hated, with four-fifths of

respondents agreeing. “I live in Florida, have my whole life, and would not hesitate to unironically put that as my answer,” one survey participant wrote.

The Aristocrats Rapper Lil Uzi Vert, whose real name is Symere Woods, revealed on Instagram in early February that he has had a $24 million 10-carat pink diamond implanted in his forehead, reported Rolling Stone. According to Simon Babaev, spokesman for the New York-based jeweler Eliantte & Co. that implanted the stone, Uzi fell in love with the marquise-shaped diamond when he saw it in 2017 and has been making payments on it as he determined what he wanted to do with it. “We didn’t think he was serious about it,” said Babaev, but as it became clear that he was, “we engineered a specific mounting that clips and locks in place. There’s a whole mechanism involved.”

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Awesome! Andrea Belcher of Surrey, England, was looking for a way to have a little fun during COVID-19 lockdowns in April of last year and hit upon the idea of dressing up in a ball gown to take out the trash. Since then, Sky News reported, she has dressed up each week as a famous personality or fictional character, including so far Darth Vader, Marge Simpson and Wilma Flintstone, even recruiting the family dog to play Toto to her Dorothy. “Everything is a bit miserable at the moment,” Belcher said. “So it’s nice to have a little bit of silliness, a little bit of craziness, and to make people smile.” 

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1984 31’ fishing or pleasure boat. 12’ beam, two 454s. All records, Armoire, Louis XV, excelready to sail. Slip available. lent condition. $3,000 obo. $11,000 obo. 973-494-6958. Shady Side, 240-882-0001, 1985 Mainship 40’ – twin aabunassar@jadbsi.com. 454s rebuilt, 250 hours, great Loveseat & queen sofa live-aboard. $9,000 obo. Boat plus four extra cushions, is on land. 443-309-6667. coffee & end table. No smoking or pets ever. $995 1986 Regal 25’ – 260 IO, 300 hours, V-berth, halfobo, 410-757-4133. cabin, head, $1,950. Other AUTO MARKET marine equipment. 4102008 Nissan Altima 2.5SL. 437-1483. 4-door, 150K miles. New 2005 185 Bayliner with transmission & tires. Exceltrailer. 135hp, 4-cylinder lent condition, clean, smoke- Mercury engine. Good on free. Loaded options. Gray. gas, new tires on trailer, $6,250. 732-266-1251. bimini. Excellent condition, Chevy 454 complete engine, 30k miles. $2,200. 410-798-4747.


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Wanted: Boat Slip 2021 Season in the Shady Side area. (Floating dock preferred). Please call 609-287- 1956 Whirlwind Boat 14’ fully restored with trailer. 2283 or 609-442-9359 Solid Mahogany. Originally Boat Slip for sale at the $4,300, reduced to $2,300 Drum Point Yacht Club. obo. Can send pics. Call Must have property in Drum 301-758-0278. Point, MD. Call for more information 410 394-0226. 2007 Protatch aluminum pontoon, 5x10 marine Commercial fishing plywood deck, trailer, two guide license for sale. Minnkota marine trolling $2,500. Call Bob: 301-855- motors, livewell, bench 7279 or cell 240-210-4484. seat plus two regular seats, Kayak, 18’ x 26” approx. 45 canopy. Capacity 900 lbs. lbs. Luan natural hull, Okume $6,900 cash. 301-503-0577. top. Single hole, one-person. $1,800, 410-536-0436.

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1985 26’ Wellcraft cabin cruiser. V-berth and aft cabin, galley and bath. Great little weekend boat. Asking $9,000. 202-262-4737.

SAILBOATS 1980 Hunter 27’, Tohatsu 9.5 outboard. Sails well but needs some work. Sleeps five. $2,000 firm. 443-6182594. Coronado 25’ Sloop – Excellent sail-away condition. 9.9 Johnson. New batteries, VHF, stereo, depth, all new cushions. $4,500 obo. 703-922-7076; 703-623-4294. 1973 Bristol 32’ shoaldraft sloop – Gas Atomic 4, well equipped, dinghy. Needs TLC. Great retirement project. $5,000 obo. 410-394-6658. 45’ BRUCE ROBERTS KETCH w/Pilothouse. TOTAL REFIT completed 2014-2016. NEW Sails, Electronics, Solar added 2017. $95,000 OBO Southern Maryland 440-478-4020. Sabre 28’ 1976 sloop: Excellent sail-away condition; diesel, new battery, VHF, stereo, depth-finder, new cushions. $7,500. Call 240-388-8006.

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

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Kriss Kross


Place Names of Brazil

minutes from the letters in: Pig-in-a-poke (40 words)

This idiom goes back to at least the 1500’s, and describes farmers who sold suckling pigs in burlap bags (pokes) at county fairs. The trusting buyer would take their pig home sight unseen, but unscrupulous vendors would substitute a cat for a pig. When the buyer got home they ‘let the cat out of the bag,’ and squealed on the swine-swindlers, who were eventually bagged and penned in the pokey. Scoring: 31 - 40 = Aloft; 26 - 30 = Ahead; 21 - 25 = Aweigh; 16 - 20 = Amidships; 11 - 15 = Aboard; 05 - 10 = Adrift; 01 - 05 = Aground


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4 Letter Words 6 Letter Words 8 Letter Words 11 Letter Words Acre Amazon Araguaia


Crossword Across 1 It may be raised at a party 5 Love, in Lima 9 Plastic alternative 14 Member of a Bantu people living in Rwanda 15 Country singer McEntire 16 Hockey shout 17 Trojan War mythical being 19 Out in front 20 Schoolbag item 21 Dangerous bacteria 23 Rubber gaskets 25 Villages 29 Big Apple inits. 30 Most ancient of gods 33 Place to hibernate 34 Norse thunder god 35 Treatises 37 “Baseball Tonight” channel 40 Actress Zadora 42 Adherents 43 Sitting Bull, e.g. 45 God offended by Daphnis 47 Egyptian fertility goddess 48 Takes five 50 Wood sorrel 53 Espies 55 Solvent 58 Boiling mad

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!



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20th Century Women

1. What cosmetics entrepreneur’s real name was Florence Nightingale Graham? (a) Helena Rubinstein (b) Estee Lauder (c) Elizabeth Arden 2. What was Helen Keller’s teacher’s name? (a) Mary Green (b) Anne Sullivan (c) Susan Murphy 3. Dorothy Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize in 1964 in which field? (a) Chemistry (b) Physics (c) Literature 4. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in what city? (a) Birmingham (b) Selma (c) Montgomery 5. How many Academy Awards did Katharine Hepburn win? (a) 1 (b) 4 (c) 3

Para Tefe

5 Letter Words Belem Natal Purus

Guaira Iguazu Parana Recife Santos

Curitiba Sao Paulo

9 Letter Words 12 Letter Words Nilopolis

7 Letter Words Limeira Maderia Mossoro

10 Letter Words

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Hit of Myth

Down 1 Greek ferryman of the River Styx 2 Omen 3 Leaning to the right 4 Disembodied spirit (Religion) 5 Usher’s offering 6 Chess pieces 7 Cousin of a bassoon 8 1952 Marlene Dietrich western, “___ Notorious” 9 Sacred hymn 10 Mythical Greek hero of the Iliad 11 “The Black Cat” writer 12 Chapter in history 13 It’s called gules in heraldry 18 Work unit 22 Hops kiln 24 Educ. institution 26 Bridge position 27 Neckwear 28 Yearbook sect.

Paulo Alfonso Rio de Janeiro


Pernambuco Sao Goncalo Sete Quedas


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Campo Grande Porto Alegro

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Gambrills, 4Br., 2.5Ba., hardwood flrs, gar- Southern Anne Arundel Co.: Beautiful acreage Shady Side: 4Br., 3Ba., lg. kitchen, renovated nite countertops, finished lower level, 2 car with renovated all brick cape cod, ingound baths w/ceramic tile, hwd. flrs., rear deck & garage, home needs TLC. pool, 2 tenant homes, 3 barns, 40’X60’ metal patio, fenced yard, shed, fish pond, comm. MDAA451670 building with office, bath & drive in bays, beach, playground, boat ramp. Hurry will not separate 6+ acre parcel. 45 minutes to D.C., last long. 25 minutes to Annapolis. MDAA447678 MDAA457346







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RAY MUDD/MIKE DUNN 410-320-4907

Lothian: 5BR, 3BA located 1.57 acres. Shows like a model, Built in 2014, backs to farm land, 2 story family rm. w/gas fp., gourmet kitchen w/center island, breakfast rm. w/ views of pool & open farm land, main level BR & full bath, unfinished basement, 45 minutes to D.C., 25 minutes to Annapolis. schwartzrealty.com/MDAA441106

Southern Anne Arundel Co.: Located on 1/2 acre, pier with slips (Portion of pier & bulkhead recently replaced), boat ramp, 2 car detached garage, home needs work or torn down. MDAA446942.










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RAY MUDD/MIKE DUNN 410-320-4907

RAY MUDD/MIKE DUNN 410-320-4907

Stunning 3Br., 3Ba. with panoramic bay views. ss appliances, viking six burner stove, Shady side; 2br., 1ba., You must see this silestone counter tops, chilled wine room, home!!! Beautifully updated and maintained home. 2 Car driveway,pop up sprinkler, stun- wood floors, gas fireplace, private pier, 2010 ning gourment kitchen that opens to a large addition by “Kube Architect”. Easy access to D.C. & Annapolis. MDAA450626 open concept living room. There is just to many upgrades to list. Don’t miss this one!!! Schwartzrealty.Com/mdaa459232


RAY MUDD/MIKE DUNN 410-320-4907

Shady Side: Southern Anne Arundel: 4Br., 3.5ba., 2,800 Churchton: 3Br., 2.5Ba. 2,200+ sq.ft., move Location, location, sq.ft. with views of West River. Built in 2017 in condition. Updated kitchen, family rm. w/ 180 degree waterfront with several upgrades. Open floor plan, gas fp., Lg. addition, formal liv. & din., deck & on point of land. 250ft. pier w/12 deep wa- ceramic floors through out main level, granite stamped patio overlooking .42ac fenced rear ter slips, water & sep. elec. meters, gorgeous counter tops, ss appliances, white cabinets, yard. Walk to community piers, beach, playviews, small 2BR 1BA lg. owners suite, owners bath w/tile shower. ground, boat ramp & more. MDAA453256. cottage needs work. Sold ‘as is’. Community boat ramp. Easy commute to D.C. Great summer retreat. & Annapolis. MDAA453542

GEORGE HEINE 410-279-2817 Arnold; 4br., 3ba., This beautiful home sits on a corner lot. Recently upgraded kitchen with center island and breakfast nook, opens to the family rm. With wood burning fireplace. There is so much more to this beautiful home. This is a must see!!! schwartzrealty.com/MDAA458608

RAY MUDD/MIKE DUNN 410-320-4907 Southern Anne Arundel Co: 6 Br’s, 5 FB, 2HB. Listed below appraised value. Tranquil setting, private pier for small boat or kayak, Waterfront sunroom, family room w/fp., full finished lower level with kitchenette is perfect for inlaws. Easy commute to D.C and Annapolis. MDAA419542.

JOHN TARPLEY 301-335-4225

Edgewater, 3BR, 1BA, hardwood flrs. handmade molding & that 1940s beach cottage charm. 1.92ac, (2 parcels), 169’ water frontage, 200’ pier: 9 slips w/elec., shed & freeze for bait. schwartzrealty.com/MDAA302386

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BAY WEEKLY No. 07, February 18 - February 25, 2021  

A free community news publication serving the Chesapeake since 1993, in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties. Part of Chesapeake Bay Media.

BAY WEEKLY No. 07, February 18 - February 25, 2021  

A free community news publication serving the Chesapeake since 1993, in Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties. Part of Chesapeake Bay Media.

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