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The Determined Athletes of Chesapeake Country
he Summer Olympics: the time every few years when we remember a whole list of sports we had entirely forgotten about—and the stars of said sports become our heroes for a few weeks. We watch an entire delegation of Americans who have managed to become the best in the nation at something. Whether it’s swimming or gymnastics, skateboarding or table tennis, these athletes have risen above 332 million other U.S. citizens just to earn a spot in the Games. As a hobby distance runner, I watch the men’s and women’s track events, the marathon, and the triathlon in awe, knowing how much training and dedication it takes to run even half as fast. As a former NCAA Division 3 rower, I watch the rowing events knowing just how much power, speed and precision is behind every stroke. I saw a meme this week which first circulated during the 2016 Rio Olympics that reads, “Every Olympic event should include one regular person competing, for reference.” The quote was attributed to Bill Murray, though I haven’t fact-checked it. I appreciate the
notion, as I imagine myself competing in the Olympic marathon, running a personal-record time and still finishing an hour and six minutes behind the gold medalist at Rio in 2016. What’s amazing about the Olympics is that the majority of the athletes (except for, perhaps, the U.S. basketball team, made up of star NBA players) really are regular people—aside from their extraordinary skill set. The fencers and the badminton players perform their sport at the highest level, to the fascination of TV viewers. Then they sink back into relative obscurity from mainstream sports fans for another four years, training relentlessly for their next moment in the sun. Annapolis native and Olympian Farrah Hall gets a literal moment in the sun: she’s a windsurfer (https://bayweekly.com/going-for-gold/). At press time the RS:X athlete is midway through her 12 races in Tokyo. At this point she’s higher in the standings than she’s ever been in past Olympic standings, but the competitors’ performances this weekend will determine her fate. Then, the 39-yearold must decide whether to retire or
mount another campaign for the 2024 Olympics. (Yes, she refers to it as a campaign, and like a presidential candidate, athletes mount a full four-year effort to get to the Olympics.) For all the work they put into being the best in the world, Hall and the other athletes we see on the international stage get one big reward: inspiring young people to work hard, too. And they do: a next generation of athletes is already rising through the ranks. Right here in Chesapeake Country, a group of acrobatic gymnasts just placed a stunning seventh in the world for gymnasts aged 12–18. Be sure to read our feature story (page 9) to hear how these young teens actually made training through the pandemic work to their advantage—and did the entire U.S. gymnastics community proud. Just like the Olympians in Tokyo, they’ll keep pushing and training. And in another four years, who knows how much they’ll accomplish? p
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CONTENTS BAY BULLETIN
Vibrio Season, Capt. Arrested After Boat Sinks, Jellyfish Tracking, Growing Grass, Sea Scouts ........3 FEATURE
From Backyard Tumbling to World Championships: Acrobatic gymnastics team wins big ......... 9 BAY PLANNER ....................... 13 PLAYGOER............................. 15 CREATURE FEATURE............... 16 GARDENING FOR LIFE............. 16 MOON AND TIDES.................. 17 SPORTING LIFE...................... 17 MOVIEGOER.......................... 18 NEWS OF THE WEIRD.............. 19 CLASSIFIED........................... 20 PUZZLES............................... 21 SERVICE DIRECTORY............... 23 ON THE COVER: GRACE WRIGHT, GIA CALO AND SARAH WILSON (HIDDEN). PHOTO COURTESYGRACE WRIGHT/ INTERNATIONAL ELITE
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It’s prime time for vibrio infections on the Bay. Be careful not to come in contact with the water if you have any cuts or abrasions. Inset: Edward Frere, 82, landed in Shock Trauma with a vibrio infection, and faces additional surgeries. Photo courtesy Cathy Szmurlo.
CONDITIONS RIPE FOR VIBRIO INFECTIONS IN BAY BY MEG WALBURN VIVIANO
t’s a risk we don’t always think about when jumping into the water for a swim, or jetskiing, wakeboarding, or even fishing. But one family’s story serves as a reminder: vibrio bacterial infections from water contact are a very real possibility this time of year. Vibrio vulnificus is a bacteria that lives on microscopic animals called copepods. Copepods feed on algae in the Bay. So the more algal blooms we see in the summertime, the more vibrio is released into our waterways. About 80 percent of infections happen in the warm-water months between May and October. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, the last years of complete results, cases peaked between July and August. One family is sharing their story on social media to remind people about the danger of vibrio—and the importance of keeping away from the Bay if you have any cuts or abrasions. Cathy Szmurlo tells the story of her father, 82-year-old Edward Frere, who is believed to have contracted a vibrio infection while fishing in the Wicom-
ico River near Cobb Island. He didn’t go into the water, Szmurlo says, but caught some perch, returning to a pier on Charleston Creek to clean them and bait crab pots with the scraps. At the time, he had a small abrasion on his right hand, she says. A retired Maryland Natural Resources Police Captain, Frere knew the precautions to take, Szmulro says, washing up well and using antibacterial lotion. Just 24 hours later, Szmurlo recounts, “He woke to find his right hand swollen, a deep red and very painful. He immediately went to the ER and the doctors there determined that they were not equipped to save him and transferred him to University of Maryland Shock Trauma.” He has had three surgeries to date, she says, and is expected to undergo two more surgeries. Szmurlo says she wanted to get the word out about the existence of the vibrio bacteria in our waterways during the hot summer months. She feels state and local leaders should spread awarenesss, too. While the majority of vibrio infections are foodborne, coming from things like
infected oysters, about one-third of the last five years’ cases came from water contact. In 2019, the latest year of complete data, there were 95 cases of vibrio in Maryland and 31 of them were nonfoodborne, according to the state health department. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) offers a forecast map so that you can see the probability of vibrio occurring up to 48 hours in advance. Bay enthusiasts should note: this map doesn’t reflect actual measurements, just predictions based on factors like recent rainfall, water temperature, nutrient levels and salt concentrations. According to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE),“there is no known numerical threshold or standard that can be linked to risk of infection from vibrio bacteria.” Vibrio can be dangerous even in small amounts. Because there’s no specific marker for vibrio, MDE doesn’t issue specific warnings. But spokesman Jay Apperson does tell CBM Bay Bulletin, “While scientists have developed models to predict the presence of vibrio in marine and estuarine waters, these models cannot determine individual risk for Vibrio-related illness and should not be viewed with
this expectation or used to guide decisions about swimming or other activities in the Chesapeake Bay.” Instead, he says, people should follow these guidelines from the state: • Avoid water contact if you have any skin wounds. • If water contact cannot be avoided, cover wounds with waterproof bandages. • Wear water shoes to avoid cuts and scrapes. • Wear gloves or use extra care when handling crab pots or other equipment. • If you get a cut or a scrape, clean it immediately with soap and clean water after contact. If soap and clean water are not available, clean the wound with hand sanitizer then wash as soon as possible. • Always shower after swimming in natural waters and wash hands before handling food or eating. And if you do get a wound with unusual redness, swelling, or drainage, seek medical attention immediately and tell your doctor if you’ve recently come in contact with brackish or salt water.
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.S. Coast Guard special agents arrested the operator of a unlicensed fishing charter boat out of Kent Island, saying he endangered 34 passengers through his gross negligence. Terrance Dale Roy, operator of Fishing Lady, could face up to six years in prison for each of his two felony charges, plus up to one year in prison for his single misdemeanor charge. Coast Guard Investigative Services say Roy violated a USCG Captain of the Port Order when he took 34 paying passengers out on the head boat Father’s Day weekend—despite the fact that he hadn’t made necessary repairs after Fishing Lady sunk at a Kent Narrows pier back in May. The Captain of the Port Order banned the boat from operating commercially “until the vessel’s seaworthiness was determined by Coast Guard professionals.” Sure enough, on the Father’s Day weekend excursion, Fishing Lady began taking on water that couldn’t be emptied using the boat’s bilge pumps, USCG says. Grasonville and Kent Island volunteer fire department marine units rescued all three dozen people on board. Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department said in a Facebook post on June 19, “At approximately 9:30 am Fire/ Rescue Boats from the United Communities Volunteer Fire Department, Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department, Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Natural Resources Police and U.S. Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Maryland responded to the area of Tilghman Point in Eastern Bay for a Charter Boat that was taking on water…” The fire department went on to report that the people were safely offloaded to Wells Cove, and the cap-
tain got help in towing his boat there as well. One person was taken to the hospital for a cardiac evaluation. As a result of the incident, Roy is accused of failing to properly report a hazardous condition as required and operating his boat in a “grossly negligent manner.” The Coast Guard also found additional violations, including operating without a license and without proper documentation for commercial service. Apparently this charter boat has been in trouble with the Coast Guard before. According to a 2014 Coast Guard press release, the Fishing Lady was removed from service that year, too, after it was found to have numerous safety violations and was taking passengers despite another Coast Guard order. “Illegal passenger vessel operators pose a significant danger to the public and adversely impact legitimate operators who comply with federal safety requirements,” said Cmdr. Baxter Smoak, chief of prevention for Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. Smoak cautions anyone who pays for a charter to do their homework. “Before you step off the pier and onto a boat as a paying passenger, you should ask to see the captain’s license and, if they carry more than six passengers, request to see their Certificate of Inspection. By departing the pier without correcting the grossly unsafe conditions, the operator [of Fishing Lady] put 34 passenger lives in grave danger.” A federal district court judge will determine the sentence, if Roy is convicted on any of his two felony and one misdemeanor counts. If you suspect someone is operating an illegal charter or passenger-for-hire boating operation, the Coast Guard asks you to contact your nearest command center: Sector Delaware Bay: (215) 271-4940 Sector Maryland-National Capital Region: (410) 576-2525 Sector Hampton Roads: (757) 668-5555
A NOAA probability map predicts where you’ll find sea nettle (Chrysaora chesapeakei) in the Bay. Photo: D. Malmquist/VIMS.
AVOID THE STING WITH NOAA SEA NETTLE PREDICTION MAP BY CHERYL COSTELLO
any a Bay boater will choose to head north instead of south for a late-summer weekend—in hopes of avoiding those unpleasant Chesapeake dwellers, the Bay nettle, a type of stinging jellyfish. And many a beach day has been ruined by their unexpected arrival along the shore.
There’s a map, updated daily, so you’ll know what to expect on any given day on the water. NOAA posts the probability of Bay nettles in various regions. Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is using its data on water temperature and salinity to predict how likely you are to hit sea nettle territory in each different part of the Bay and its tributaries. There’s a map, updated daily, so you’ll know what to expect on any given day on the water. NOAA posts the probability of Bay nettles in various regions. Oceanographer and support scientist Bob Daniels had a hand in creating it. “It’s available everyday early in the morning,” Daniels explains. “The brightest yellow is going to be the highest chance. [This time of year] that would be down in the middle of the Bay.” See NETTLES on next page
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Bay nettle probability as of press time. Image: weather.gov.
But the jellies are spreading through parts of Chesapeake Country, too (especially the Patuxent)— and further north. Bay nettles have been spotted on the surface over the last couple of weeks at least as far north as Baltimore, says one of the jellyfish experts at the National Aquarium. Jennie Janssen, assistant curator of the aquarium’s stunning Blue Wonders exhibit, explains the factors that impact jellies include their food. “In order to have a lot of jellies in abundance, you need to have all their food sources available in the months prior and in the same places as these jellies are growing up,” says Janssen. And of course, temperature and salinity, which can be impacted by a strong rainstorm. “If there’s a strong rain and suddenly the salinity in local waters is very low at the surface, often times the jellies will go down,” Janssen says. Of course, the nettles we can see in the water are only the ones near the surface. Janssen says, “I’m more interested in knowing, are they [NOAA predictors] talking about the surface of the water, because obviously the place where you’re going to see them most is within the first two feet of the surface. But does that mean they’re five feet down? 10 feet down?” Daniels has an answer. “It’s actually an average of the top one meter of the Chesapeake Bay.” His best advice? “I would say look before you jump into the water.” And check the map before you go out. Find it at ocean.weather.gov/Loops/ SeaNettles/prob/SeaNettles.php
Watching the Grass Grow Arlington Echo Gets More Resilient BY MATT LIPTAK
t usually means doing something extremely boring, but for Rachel Pierson, watching grasses grow is actually somewhat exciting. “I just went down to check on them today, and they’re holding up great,” she said. “They continue to grow taller, wider and thicker.” Pierson has been checking on plugs of smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) that were planted in early June at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville. She has been watching the grass grow ever since. Thanks to AmeriCorps and volunteers at Arlington Echo, the shoreline at the convergence of the Severn River and Indian Creek have at least 1,000 new plantings of grasses this summer. Arlington Echo is an environmental education center run by Anne Arundel County Public schools and teaches students to make responsible environmental decisions with overnight camps, field trips and hands-on activities. The grasses serve multiple purposes on the shoreline. Their roots help stabilize the shore and help prevent the tides from washing away sand. The grasses themselves pull in excess nutrients and toxins, preventing them from entering the Chesapeake Bay. And they also provide habitat for creatures like grass shrimp. The planting of the plugs that start the grass took a bit of patience. Volunteers put on chest waders and entered the water to scoop out a little
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BAY BULLETIN sand and plant a plug under water. This year the event took place in conditions that weren’t really cooperating. The tide was higher than expected during plantings. And the weather didn’t exactly cooperate either. On one occasion it was pouring rain when they planted 800 plugs, and on another day, the heat was beating down on them as they planted an additional 300-400. But they persevered. “Working with volunteers is really special,” Pierson said. “They’re really down-to-earth, genuine people. We have some very awesome people who come out in the heat and the rain.” Pierson recalls the experience cheerfully. She noted the downpours they were working in were warm and refreshing. They celebrated with a round of air high fives. And to mitigate the heat there were snacks… “I brought little snacks,” she said. “We celebrated with donuts and lunch the day it was hot.” Volunteers were happy to be working together on a project they believe in. “It was just a chance for all of us to get together and contribute to environmental restoration,” Pierson said. AmeriCorps member Eliza Poffenberger didn’t seem to mind the heat, she just enjoyed getting out on the water. “It was really enjoyable,” she said. “The planting I found very relaxing. We put on our full-body waders and went in the water. It was meditative.”
Left: AmeriCorps volunteers: Matt Hartzell, Rachel Pierson, Kirk Johnson-Weider, Eliza Poffenberger, and Jack Wilson. Below: Plugs of seagrass were planted along the shoreline last month at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville. Photos courtesy Rachel Pierson.
Poffenberger, who is an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator for the Girl Scouts, is originally from the mountains of western Maryland but now lives in Annapolis. She said she loves spending time near the water and would jump at the chance to go back to the center. “I was pleasantly surprised we got to go into the water,” she said. “Even though I wasn’t a child at Arlington Echo, it was a relaxing place. I’d definitely go back.” As the grasses continue to grow at the center. Pierson said she will continue to monitor them. “As they become more dense, they’ll provide more habitat and hold more shoreline,” she said.
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Annapolis Sea Scout Ship 1959 has been named the 2021 BoatUS National Flagship. Photo courtesy Derrick Cogburn.
Sea Scout Ship Recognized as National Flagship BY LYNN FITZPATRICK
iving so close to the Bay, it only makes sense that scouting of a maritime type is popular among young people in Chesapeake Country. Sea Scouts, a program of the Boy Scouts of America, offers the best of summer camp year-round with high adventure in, on, around, and under the water for youmg men and women, ages 14–20. Sea Scouts bundles scouting, seamanship, service, and social activities to expose youth to a wide array of development opportunities. And now, the Annapolis chapter is being honored with a national award. Each group of Sea Scouts is organized in a “ship.” Annapolis’ Sea Scout Ship 1959, Seafarers Commitment, chartered by the Seafarers Foundation, Inc., is celebrating 2021 as the Boat US National Flagship (seascout.org/news/ meet-the-2021-boatus-national-flagship/). The BoatUS National Flagship celebrates a Sea Scout Ship that represents the best of the 4 S’s of Sea Scouts BSA: Scouting, Seamanship, Service, and Social. The ship’s string of accomplishments can be attributed to many things, although one stands out—its commitment to both youth and adult leadership development. Ship 1959 has a ratio of nearly one adult scouter to every Sea Scout, and all have participated in advancement, training and leader professional development through keelboat and dinghy sailing, powerboating, kayaking, paddle boarding, community service, and performing as the color guard at Annapolis area events. The COVID pandemic took traditional meetings and activities off the table, but Ship 1959 showed its resilience by holding weekly virtual meetings and training in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary by tak-
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ing Auxiliary courses in seamanship, weather, and communication. In normal years, special activities run the gamut from perfecting the art of anchoring during a local cruise, to partnering with the Annapolis Maritime Museum on community service, to delivering spat to an oyster reef with the Back Creek Conservancy and the Severn River Association, and helping to restore the historic Thomas Point Lighthouse. A favorite among shipmates is taking the Safety at Sea Course at the USCG’s Curtis Bay. This annual activity includes donning survival suits, jumping in and learning how to stay afloat along with numerous other maritime safety-related activities. The 2020 boatswain and youth leader throughout the pandemic, Izzy, not only advanced to Apprentice Scout along with three other shipmates, she just started her plebe summer at the U.S. Naval Academy. “This year, a number of the scouts are close to advancing to [ranks of] Apprentice and Ordinary,” said Ian, Ship 1959’s founding boatswain, who is well on his way to advancing to the ranks of Able and Eagle, and will help lead the Ship 1959 Long Cruise this summer on the Chesapeake Bay. Derrick Cogburn, founding skipper of Sea Scout Ship 1959, says he is humbled to be chosen as the 2021 Boat US National Flagship, and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate within the Baltimore Area Council, the National Capital Area Council, BSA National Service Territory 12, and with ships nationwide. The group is helping to organize a new Sea Scout ship in southern Anne Arundel County’s West and Rhode rivers area this fall. An open house informational meeting is being held July 29 (7pm) at the Galesville Memorial Hall. Adult volunteers and potential scouts, ages 14 to 20, are invited. For more info: ship1959.org.
Left to right: Grace Wright, Gia Calo and Sarah Wilson of International Elite Acrobatic Gymnastics compete in Geneva, Switzerland.
FROM BACKYARD TUMBLING TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Acrobatic gymnastics team wins big B Y K AT H Y K N O T T S PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY GRACE WRIGHT/INTERNATIONAL ELITE
HERE AREN’T any parallel bars or balance beams. But a trio of local teen gymnasts are earning medals, trophies and accolades in the world of acrobatic gymnastics.
The Elite trio from International Elite Acrobatics in Crofton just represented the entire United States at the world championship in Geneva, Switzerland this month— and went on to earn seventh place in the world for their age group.
Sarah Wilson, Grace Wright and Gia Calo were selected as the Junior National Team in the 12-18 Age Group division by USA Gymnastics. Acrobatic gymnastics differs from what you may have seen while watching the Olympics this week. Instead of competing in individual tests of strength, balance and flexibility, these young athletes share in their success by literally supporting each other, balancing each other and sending one of their team flying into the air and catching her every time. The discipline relies on partnerships of gymnasts working together and performing choregraphed routines consisting of acrobatic moves, dance and tumbling, set to music. CONTINUED O July 29 - August 5, 2021 • BAY WEEKLY • 9
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“What you see in the Olympics are bars, beam, vault and floor competitions,” says Sarah Thomas, director of International Elite. “In acro, it’s all on the floor.” Acro competitions consist of three types of routines: balance, dynamic, and combined. The athletes compete in pairs or groups. The smaller, more flexible and typically younger athletes are tapped for the top or “flyer” positions, while taller and stronger athletes are ideal for the base positions. On the International Elite team, 12-year-old Gia is the flyer and Grace, 16, and Sarah, 15, work as bases, depending on the routine. A balance routine requires the team to build different types of pyramids and perform different holds, with the focus being on strength, poise and flexibility. “So for some of those skills, I am holding both Sarah and Gia up, on my feet,” explains Grace, a junior at Key School in Annapolis. “The hardest balance skill to perform would be ‘foot to foot’ where I am laying on my back with my feet in the air, Sarah is standing on my feet with her arms above her head, and Gia does a press to handstand from a pike position.” “I will be like standing on Grace,” says Sarah, “while holding Gia up above me.” Sarah will be a sophomore at St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis this year.
For a dynamic routine, the team known as the “Powerpuff Trio” because of their hair colors (one red, one blonde, one brunette), demonstrates skills of flight with somersaults and tosses and catches. “For dynamics, I’m the one they are throwing around” says Gia, who enters 7th grade at Severn River Middle School this fall. Grace and Sarah work together to throw their teammate in the air to perform lifts, twists and flips. They also are required to demonstrate tumbling individually during the routine. “Our hardest dynamic skills would be the scoop double layout which is where Gia stands on the floor and leans back, and Sarah and I push and throw her above our heads and she does two flips in a layout position, and lands on the other side of us,” explains Grace. The third type of routine is combined, which includes elements from both balance and dynamic. Elements of dance play a larger role in acro than in artistic gymnastics, where flourishes mainly serve as a transition point between skill demonstrations. Choreography and music help give an acro routine its own style and distinction, making the sport a pleasure to watch. The trio says they have been watching Team USA compete in the Tokyo Olympics. “When I was really little my idol was Shawn Johnson,” says Grace. “After watching her I said ‘I want to go to the
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Olympics’ but then I got into acro and [going to] Worlds was that for me. I was also obsessed with Gabby Douglas.” For Sarah Wilson and Gia, watching Simone Biles is a given but they are more into following athletes in their own discipline. “My acro hero is probably Emma Bentov-Lagman,” says Sarah Wilson. Bentov-Lagman is a former Elite athlete from their gym, who won Worlds medals in 2016 with her partners Cristin Connerney and Lily Dyer. “I always saw them in the gym and they had super cool skills … they were super clean and I loved watching them and they were always very nice,” adds Sarah Wilson. “Emma’s trio was kind of that trio that you thought were perfect at the time and thought ‘I wanna do those skills’, and now we are doing that same thing. Director Sarah Thomas’ gyms have a long history of bringing home medals and trophies. Thomas herself has spent over 25 years in acrobatic gymnastics, serving as National Program Committee Chair, National Junior Olympic Chair, and winning National Elite Coach of the Year and National Star Service Awards. “I grew up doing gymnastics but it was not my full-time job,” says Thomas. “But in 2001, I quit my day job as a senior marketing executive to move to Texas and coach full-time. I think my parents thought I was crazy for giving up such a high-level position. “ Thomas eventually moved back to Maryland and coached for over 10 years at 1st Class Gymnastics in Annapolis. “When the pandemic hit, 1st Class went out of business and at that point, I started International Elite. Starting a business in the middle of a pandemic was not ideal but I was determined to keep the team going to keep some sort of normalcy in the kids’ lives.” The Elite team had previously won a silver medal in Great Britain when COVID-19 interrupted competition. When the 2020 World Championship was postponed, the International Elite team saw an opportunity, albeit risky. “When it was canceled,” says Thomas, “the girls were not yet at the junior elite level. But then we made the decision to move them up. So basically, they went from an intermediate level and jumped up to elite in the course of like, eight months. It was a pretty big risk, a big jump from where they had been competing in the past. So COVID actually helped us get to a higher level I would say.” The trio entered the trials for Worlds as the number 2 ranked team but ended up beating the first ranked team to advance. Only one team per country can compete in the world championship. “Nerves are normal in competition but one thing we are really good at is controlling them and staying focused on what we need to do,” says Grace. “We keep everything—from our skills to how we talk to each other—normal, making it just how we do it in practice so we can to keep the stress level down and stay as calm and collected as possible.” Grace says the waiting before competition at Worlds was the worst for her “because everything is quiet and we are just waiting, but the second we step onto the floor and the music starts, we block out the nerves and are in our zone ready to put everything we have worked so hard for out on the floor.” Training for elite competition during a pandemic required some creative think-
Gymnasts Grace Wright and Sarah Wilson launch “flyer” Gia Calo into the air at a competition.
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FROM BACKYARD TUMBLING TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CONTINUED
ing, just as it did for the Tokyo Olympians. Gyms were closed and gatherings limited. “So we worked out in Sarah Wilson’s backyard,” says Thomas. “We kind of bubbled them together so they were only hanging out together. We put mats down in Sarah’s backyard and hoped it didn’t rain. It wasn’t easy to train outside of a gym, but we did what we could. We were shut down for probably four months.” For all three athletes, training consists of workouts up to four hours a day. But they insist that they are having fun despite the intensity. “I started gymnastics at like age 5,” says Sarah Wilson. “A coach from the acro team saw me and thought it would be good for me, and it’s been really fun. My favorite part is meeting people from around the country and the world and getting to travel. I love it. It’s a lot of work and a lot of commitment but it’s definitely worth it.” Grace says the travel is a big plus. International Elite teams have competed in Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, and Canada. “I also love getting to do the ‘big’ skills,” adds Grace. “Even though it’s hard, I enjoy it so much. Yes, it is a lot of work and there’s a lot of sacrifice to go with it, but it’s definitely worth it. I honestly don’t know what I’d do with myself if I didn’t do acro.” “I knew I wanted to be a flyer,” says Gia. “It looked really fun. And I’m having fun doing it.” It’s this lighter side of a seriously determined group of young women that keeps their momentum going. “We all get along really well and work super efficiently together while still having lots of fun and laughing throughout practice,” says Grace. “We truly are like a family.” “It’s a different kind of fun, because you are working really hard but then you have that payoff of going on the trips and reaching these really big goals so even though the training is more serious there is a bigger payoff at the end,” says Sarah Thomas. Thomas currently has about 55 athletes on the team and has had World team members on the last five world teams. And she says “there are too many national champions and international medalists to count!” The team is currently working on a new balance routine and developing some new skills for the season. While their sport may not be on the schedule at the Olympics, these elite athletes are still going for the gold on the international stage. Next up for the group is officially opening the new gym location in Crofton in September. They’re already preparing for the PanAm Games in November and the World trials in December with poise, power and precision. p
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The team performs a balance routine with Grace Wright on the bottom, Sarah Wilson in the middle and Gia Calo at the top.
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Submit your ideas, comments and events! Email us: email@example.com Park-In Movie
July 30: Shenandoah Run
Watch A League of Their Own on a big screen (rated PG). 8:30pm, Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie, $30/vehicle, RSVP: baysox.com.
SoCo Farmers Market 3-6pm, Deale Library, Facebook: @SoCoFarmersMarketatDealesLibrary.
Dunkirk Market 3-7pm, Dunkirk calvertag.com.
SATURDAY JULY 31 District
AACo Farmers Market 7am-noon, Riva Rd. & Harry Truman Pkwy, Annapolis: aacofarmersmarket.com.
Glen Burnie Farmers Market 4-7pm, Town Center, 101 Crain Hwy: glenburniefarmersmarket.com
North Beach Market
Music by Kurt Gibbons
8-11am, North Beach Senior Center: northbeachmd.org.
6-9pm, Killarney House, Davidsonville: killarneyhousepub.com.
Severna Park Farmers Market
Music by Richard Hayward
8am-noon,Park&RidelotatJonesStation Rd. and Ritchie Hwy: www.facebook.com/ SevernaParkFarmersMarket.
6-10pm, Pirates Cove Restaurant, Galesville: piratescovemd.com.
Café Scientifique NOAA physical scientist Douglas Wood presents a talk on the potential geohazards facing the people of Lake Kivu, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 6:15pm, RSVP for link: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Scout Open House Co-eds 14- to 20-years old interested in high adventure in, on, around, and under the water and earning community service hours can learn more at this info meeting about establishing a Sea Scout ship in the West and Rhode River area. 6:30pm, Galesville Memorial Hall: 410-493-8689.
Music by Loose Canons 6:30-9:30pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: brianborupub.com.
JULY 29 & 30
Archaeology Tours of Gresham Estate Discover the history of Historic London Town’s newest site. The Gresham Estate dates back to the late 17th century. Owners have included everyone from actual pirate William Cotter to Commodore Isaac Mayo (for whom the Mayo Peninsula is named) and more. ThF 2-3pm, Gresham Estate, 784 Central Avenue East, Edgewater, $10 w/discounts, RSVP: historiclondontown.org. FRIDAY JULY 30
Calvert Surplus Sale
Bring lawn seating. 7-8:30pm, Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro, free: pgparksdirect.com.
The Calvert County Government Procurement Office sells surplus desks, file cabinets, chairs and more. Items priced from $1 to $5; cash or check. 8am-3pm, County Services Plaza, 150 Main St., Prince Frederick: 410-535-1600 x2289.
KIDS Get Your Groove On
Hear the Unified Jazz Ensemble in the Cabaret Room. 7-9:30pm, Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis: classictheatremaryland.org/jazz-nights.
Dance and learn about global dance history (ages 7-12). 10am, Bayside History Museum, North Beach: email@example.com,
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Family Friendly Fridays
Kavoossi & The Typos perform, bring lawn seating; no coolers. 7-9:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, free ($10 suggested donation): www.amaritime.org.
Learn about the Slave Cabin built in the 1800s and the lives of the families who lived there.10:30am-noon, Historic Sotterley, Hollywood, $5 w/discounts: sotterley.org.
Johnny Seaton in Concert
The Battle for America Attend a virtual lecture on the French and Indian War presented by University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell. 7:30pm, $15, RSVP for link: annapolis.org.
PUSHPLAY Feat. D. Floyd & Pam Ward W/ Marc Cary. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $22, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.
Mysteries of the Marsh Canoe
Brew Cruise Forward Brewing provides a Short Pour Flight, a spectrum of beers produced at their Eastport location, with a description of each beer’s tasting notes, style notes, and other fun facts by one of Forward’s brewers, while you cruise onboard the Wilma Lee (ages 21+). 4:30-6:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, $65, RSVP: amaritime.org.
Davidsonville Farmers Market 5-9pm, Riva Trace Baptist Church, Facebook: @davidsonvillefarmersmarket.
Music by Kurt Gibbons 6-10pm, Pirates Cove Restaurant, Galesville: piratescovemd.com.
Shenandoah Run Performs Hear a mix of traditional and contemporary folk music that pays tribute to vintage Americana and contemporary folk. 7pm, Front Stairs, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, $10, RSVP: marylandhall.org.
Music by Ben Heemstra 7-10pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: brianborupub.com.
Music by Angelique Henle 7-11pm, Killarney House, Davidsonville: killarneyhousepub.com.
Suede in Concert
Discover the abundant wildlife and plants along the Patuxent River and some of its smaller branches. 9am-1pm, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $20, RSVP: jugbay.org.
Lusby Market 9am-2pm, Sneade’s Ace Home Center: calvertag.com.
KIDS Storytime Outside Join Calvert Library for outdoor stories, songs and some socially distanced fun. Bring seating, dress for weather, wear a mask. 10-10:30am, Annmarie Garden, Solomons RSVP: http://CalvertLibrary.info.
The Good Earth Way Experience how Grandfather, a Lipan Apache, once lived in harmony with Creation. 10-11:30am, meet at little gazebo, behind St. Luke’s Church, Eastport: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mini Succulent Gardens Workshop Get your hands dirty and immerse yourself into the world of succulents. Build a container garden and learn how to care for these fun, hardy desert plants while also learning about their growth habits and propagation. 10:30am, Historic London Town, Edgewater, $30 w/discounts, RSVP: historiclondontown.org.
7:30pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $30, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.
Tour Jug Bay
Family Moth Night
Join a naturalist for a tour along the marsh boardwalk to discover the unique plants and animals found at the sanctuary and learn the history of the park. 1pm, McCann Wetlands Center, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6 vehicle fee: jugbay.org.
Bring a blanket and snacks to join a naturalist to learn techniques for finding night-flying moths, then use bait traps and a blacklight sheet tent to discover what creatures come out at night. 8-10pm, Wetlands Overlook Park, North Beach, RSVP: July 30: Family Moth Night email@example.com.
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BAY PLANNER Aug. 5: Bristol County Fife & Drums
5pm, Calvert Pines 5:30pm, Bayside Forest 6pm, Northeast Community Center 6pm, Oakland Hall 6pm, Foxwood 6pm, Prince Frederick Crossing 6pm, Huntingtown Citizens Association 6pm, Long Beach Civic Association 6pm, Queensberry 6pm; calvertycountymd.gov/186/Events.
March to City Dock Watch the Bristol County Fifes and Drums march down Pinkney Street to Susan B. Campbell Park where they will perform a half-hour of historic music. 7:30pm, City Dock, Annapolis: annapolis.org.
Summer Intensive Showcase
Annapolis Summer Concerts
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents performances by the Conservatory Summer Intensive students and faculty. Bring lawn seating. Streaming option available. 10:30am, MC3, 3 Park Place, Annapolis, $15 w/discounts, RSVP: balletmaryland.org.
Mc3 Contemporary Dance (5:306:30pm) and Room 4 1 More (7-9pm), Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis: annapolis.gov/summerconcerts.
Skipjack Sail Take a ride on the Patuxent River aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s. 2:30-4:30pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $25 w/discounts, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Mayo Farmers Market 4-7pm, Wild Kid Acres, Edgewater, Facebook: @MayoFarmersMarket.
Music by Eddie Rogers 6-10pm, Pirates Cove Restaurant, Galesville: piratescovemd.com.
Music by TomKat Duo 7-10pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: brianborupub.com.
Music by Alex Peters 7-11pm, Killarney House, Davidsonville: killarneyhousepub.com.
Masters of Telecaster W/ Jim Weider, GE Smith & Dave Chappell. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $36.50, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com. SUNDAY AUGUST 1
Bowie Farmers Market 8am-noon, next to Bowie High School, Facebook: @BowieFarmersMarket.
AACo Farmers Market 10am-1pm, 257 Harry S Truman Pkwy: aacofarmersmarket.com.
Sunday Market 11am-2pm, Honey’s Harvest Farm, Lothian: honeysharvest.com.
Music by The Jazz Perpetrators 3-6pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: brianborupub.com.
Music by Just Us 3-7pm, Pirates Cove Restaurant, Galesville: piratescovemd.com.
Music by Sam O’Hare 4-8pm, Galway Bay, Annapolis: GalwayBaymd.com.
The Final Rose Die Laughing presents an interactive comedy whodunnit. 7:30pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $22.50, RSVP: www.ramsheadonstage.com. MONDAY AUGUST 2
The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 8pm, Rams Head on Annapolis, $47.50, www.ramsheadonstage.com.
TUESDAY AUGUST 3
KIDS Storytime Outside Join Calvert Library for outdoor stories, songs and some socially distanced fun. Bring seating, dress for weather. 10-10:30am, Wetlands Overlook Park, North Beach, RSVP: http://CalvertLibrary.info.
KIDS Things that Bloom & Buzz
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4
AACo Farmers Market 7am-noon, 257 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis: aacofarmersmarket.com.
SERC Public Tours Take a guided tour along the waterfront, cross marsh boardwalks and hike thru the forest while learning about the center’s research projects on climate change and other issues where the land meets the sea (also Saturdays). 10am, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, free, RSVP: serc.si.edu/visit-us/serc-public-tours.
KIDS Fossil Adventure Day Learn about local Miocene fossils and explore the beach in search of shells, bones and shark teeth (ages 8-12). 10am-noon, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $10, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Piney Orchard Farmers Market 2-6pm, Piney Orchard Community Center, Odenton, Facebook: @PineyOrchardFarmersMarket.
SoCo Farmers Market 3-6pm, Deale Library, Facebook: @SoCoFarmersMarketatDealesLibrary.
Dunkirk Market 3-7pm, Dunkirk calvertag.com.
Glen Burnie Farmers Market 4-7pm, Town Center, 101 Crain Hwy: glenburniefarmersmarket.com.
Bristol County Fife & Drums Historic Annapolis invites you to an evening of celebration with the Bristol County Fifes and Drums where you will meet 25 fully uniformed fifes and drummers from Bristol, Rhode Island as they play favorites like Yankee Doodle, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and You’re a Grand Old Flag, along with Irish jigs and reels. Bring your family and a blanket and watch from the lawn and terrace as the spirited group marches and plays authentic music of the colonial era. 5:30-7pm, William Paca Garden, Annapolis, $20, RSVP: annapolis.org.
Music by Kurt Gibbons 6-9pm, Killarney House, Davidsonville: killarneyhousepub.com.
Colonial Cocktails Make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture: Negus, a spiced port, and Lemonade a Second Way, a thirst-quenching drink (ages 21+). 6:30pm, Historic London Town, Edgewater, $30 w/discounts, RSVP: historiclondontown.org.
Music by Ted Garber 6:30-9:30pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: brianborupub.com.
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Children spend a morning exploring, with crafts, stories and activities related to plants and pollinators (ages 5-7). 10am-noon, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $10, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.
4-7pm, Patuxent View Community Association: 410-535-3733.
Eastport Oyster Boys perform, bring lawn seating; no coolers. 7-9:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, free ($10 suggested donation): amaritime.org.
Music by Larry Lay
The Docksiders in Concert
5:30-8:30pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: brianborupub.com.
Luminis Health/HACA Farmers Market
Annapolis Summer Series
America’s Favorite Yacht Rock Band. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $25, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.
1-4pm, Eastport Terrace Community Center, Annapolis: 443-707-0397.
CalvertHealth Farmers Market 3:30-6:30pm, 130 Hospital Rd., Prince Frederick: calvertag.com.
Music by Acousticafe 5:30-8:30pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: brianborupub.com.
National Night Out Annapolis: 5:30-8pm, Busch Annapolis Library: aacpl.net. Bowie: 6-8pm, Allen Pond Park: COPS@cityofbowie.org Severna Park: 6-8pm, Earleigh Heights VFD: ehvfc.org. Shady Side: 6-9pm, Lula Scott Community Center: 410-867-3034. Calvert County: Carroll Western UMC 4pm, Prince Frederick Village Apts/Senior Apts. & Calvertowne
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National Night Out
Watch a movie downtown. 7-9pm, City Dock, Annapolis: annapolis.gov.
Billy Bob Thornton in Concert 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $45, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com. THURSDAY AUGUST 5
KIDS Sea Squirts Children (ages 18mos-3yrs) join in frog-themed story time and carryout craft. 10:15am, 11:15am, Calvert Marine Museum, free w/admission: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Thomas Point Lighthouse Cruise Experience close-up views of the iconic lighthouse and discover the history of the light during this guided cruise on the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Wilma Lee. Noon-3pm, City Dock, Annapolis, $45 w/discounts, RSVP: www.amaritime.org.
Rotary Crab Feast To-Go August 7: The 76th annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast will be an online pre-order drive-thru/pick-up event again this year. Order one or two dozen crabs, or a half bushel or a full bushel, with ears of corn. Crabs steamed onsite and packaged for travel. 1-5:30pm, Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, to order: annapolisrotary.org/crabfeast.
Negro League Vintage Baseball August 7: Watch former major and minor baseball players, local leagues and collegiate players dressed in vintage attire play in observance of Negro League Legends Hall of Fame week, saluting the 88th anniversary of the Negro East-West game. Car show begins 10am-1pm, ball park gates open 1pm, Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie, free: https://bit.ly/3i3xKfd p
BY JIM REITER
June 11 Tony Spencer & The Sunset Band
Laertes (Grayson Owen, left)) and Hamlet (Ryan Michael Neely, right) battle it out in the StoryTellers’ production of Hamlet. Photo by Captured by Alyssa.
A Stellar Production Under the Stars
he power of theater done well is that it reaches into the heart of its audience with relevance and resonance. It may not specifically mirror our own lives, but it surely reflects life itself. Such is the case with an excellent production of Hamlet that StoryTellers Theater Arts, a professional acting company relatively new to the area, is staging outside on the Rockbridge Academy grounds in Crownsville. Creative direction by Terry Sweet Bouma and a captivating performance by Ryan Michael Neely as Hamlet combine with clever use of the outdoor venue to deliver an experience with impact. Neely’s Danish prince is as human as you’ll see, the guy next door almost, mining the Bard’s early humor even as his character’s madness looms. But as the situation turns dire, Neely’s Hamlet does a deep dive into a despair that is palpable. It’s a riveting performance remarkable for Neely’s ability to subtly shift from Hamlet’s rash and murderous decisions back to his more rational thought. Neely is surrounded by several excellent supporting performances. Matthew Pauli is commanding as Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, who sets the madness in motion by murdering Hamlet’s father in order to take the throne, and adds insult to injury by marrying Hamlet’s mother. Acacia Danielsson is an animated and endearing Ophelia, the would-be love of Hamlet whose fate becomes wrapped in the detritus of his madness. As her brother Laertes, Grayson Owen offers some sanity to the proceedings, warning her about pursuing Hamlet and in the end ... well, you know. David Sweet’s Polonius, Laertes and Ophelia’s father and advisor to King Claudius, is indeed, as Hamlet says, “a tedious old fool,” and Sweet’s interpretation cleverly points to the comedy of his character’s foibles.
Creative direction by Terry Sweet Bouma and a captivating performance by Ryan Michael Neely as Hamlet combine with clever use of the outdoor venue to deliver an experience with impact. Most of the rest of the cast play multiple roles, including a very funny acting troupe that comes out dressed in black and applauding via finger snaps, beatnik-like. Their task: dramatizing the death of Hamlet’s father, so Hamlet can gauge Claudius’s guilt through his reaction. It’s a wonderful production, made all the more enjoyable by a clever set that takes full advantage of the outdoor setting, complete with the woods as a backdrop. And the sound system is excellent, allowing the audience to hear all of the Bard’s famous lines as they “speak the speech.” In the preshow music, The Goo Goo Dolls sing “I just want you to know who I am.” It perfectly describes the feelings of the Shakespearean hero we are about to see in this stellar underthe-stars production. Hamlet runs through July 31, beginning at 7:30 pm and running until 9:45, with one intermission. Tickets are $25 w/discounts: storytellerstheaterarts.com.
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that there were many daddy long-legs feeding and resting in most of the bushes. As I was leaning forward to take a picture, I bumped into a branch and several of them fell onto my right arm. I was not worried but was a little creeped out as they started walking up my arm at an increasing rate. I was able to brush them off with the camera strap on my left hand. My mind did go back to something I was told a long time ago, “Daddy longlegs have a very potent venom but their fangs are too little to deliver it.” It turns out it is a myth. The animal that the saying refers to is the cobweb spider and their venom has been studied and found to be mild. In fact, both cobweb and daddy longleg spiders do occasionally bite but it
is barely noticeable. Daddy long-legs are an arachnid called harvestmen which are technically not spiders. They are arachnids with eight legs but they do not have divided body parts, do not spin webs and have only two eyes. They eat decaying vegetation, carrion (dead things) and small insects. They have legs that are about 25 times their body size and the male’s legs are longer than the female. When they are grabbed by a leg, the pinching triggers autotomy, the voluntary release of a body part. The lost leg does not regrow and the bug has to learn a different way to walk. Females, when rejecting mating, are known to injure the male and cause him to drop off a leg. Daddy long-legs are a social animal and can be found in groups of hundreds at certain sites. They prefer moist conditions but can be found in dry areas hiding in protected spots. They prefer to hide during the day and feed mostly at night. The bugs have several hatchings during the year with the largest occurring in the fall at harvest time which gives them their other moniker, harvestmen. So remember: Daddy long-legs are not poisonous, they rarely bite, they are not spiders but are arachnids, they pop-off a leg to escape enemies or a mean female and are social animals— but can be creepy if they walk up your arm. Lastly, they do not cause any harm and do not need to be targeted with pesticides.
certainly enjoy using Japanese knotweed in your food and beverages, as it is safe to ingest. Buhner recommends collecting the roots in spring or fall.
Make a tea from the roots by simmering 1 tablespoon of chopped roots in 4 cups of water until reduced by half.
Dispelling a Daddy Long-Legs Myth
lthough I do like spiders as an animal, I do not like them being on me. During a botany field trip in college, I was walking through water in Florida’s Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve and while looking down to avoid the water moccasins, I walked through the web of a golden orb spider also known as a banana spider. The spider got trapped on the back of my neck and it was a huge spider, the body alone was almost two inches long. I did not panic nor did I get bitten. Someone in the group helped get it off. But it was an unpleasant encounter. I recently went on a walk through Anne Arundel County’s Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, looking for emerging frogs along the water’s edge. I noticed
GARDENING FOR HEALTH
BY MARIA PRICE
Get to Know Japanese Knotweed
apanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) was brought to Europe from Asia in the 1800s. P. cuspidatum, native to Japan, Taiwan and Korea, was introduced in 1825 to Britain as an ornamental species. It was ultimately sold by a large number of commercial nurseries around in England and it arrived in the U.S. in the late 1800s. Due to its prolific spread, it began to take over gardens, roadsides, riverbanks and more. It’s a very tenacious plant and spreads quickly as it is a plant that typically colonizes areas after volcanic eruptions and has a root system that can penetrate hard ground. Japanese knotweed grows five to 10 feet tall with delicate white or yellow flowers and its fragrance attracts bees, butterflies and other nectar-sipping flying insects. It has heart-shaped leaves and bamboo-like stalks that are edible when they first emerge in the spring. It likes moist areas and thrives in deep shade, high temperatures, high salinity and drought. While it is important that gardeners
don’t promote the spread of this invasive plant, Japanese knotweed can be harvested and utilized for its health benefits. Research suggests that this plant may be useful in treating Lyme disease. Stephen Buhner, author of Healing Lyme, pioneered the use of treating Lyme disease with herbal protocols. Japanese knotweed is a powerful addition to the Western medical pharmacopoeia. In its leafy stage, the whole plant can be tinctured for its medicinal properties. Based on pharmacological and clinical studies, Japanese knotweed has antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and cardio protective functions. A Johns Hopkins university study headed by Dr. Zhang, found Japanese knotweed effective for tick-borne diseases caused by borrelia and babesia bacteria. Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete bacterium. There is still much to learn about using plant-based medicines to treat Lyme disease. But you can
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rockfish season reopens August 1, but prospects are mixed. Since few boats were on the water the last two weeks the FISHFINDER location of any good school of rockfish is unknown. What is known is that bottlenose dolphin may have chased the bulk of the fish further north past Rock Hall. Time will tell, but blue cats, channel cats and white perch are available throughout the Bay and pleasing anglers. The one bright note this season is the presence of spotted seatrout south around the Honga River. They are taking topwater and soft plastic paddle tails and are in good number. A few years ago, DNR instituted limits that encourage a more robust population to improve the sport fishery, plus limiting commercial exploitation. In the meantime, crabbing is still distinctly mediocre at best. Half baskets are now the goal as the tasty critters have become very elusive. Things may get better but the juvenile numbers do not suggest it.
BY DENNIS DOYLE
Cherryl Peterson of Sabillasville celebrated her birthday by fishing for tuna on the Reel Chaos. Photos by Carol Greene.
The Tuna Birthday Trip T he first time an angler ventures offshore out of the sight of land, they get a new understanding of the term blue water. The ocean suddenly assumes an overwhelming shade of deep azure blue and the bottom in the crystal-clear depths seems invisible—it may be a mile or more down. And the fish that swim here are wilder and bigger and more powerful than you can imagine. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience. My friend, Sam Greene, his aunt, Carol Greene, and her wife, Cherryl Peterson, got a firsthand look at a few of these finned, offshore monsters last week when they chartered the Reel Chaos out of Ocean City, a 62’ Guthrie sportfisher with Captain Anthony
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Matarese and mate Jake Graves. The event was a celebration of Cherryl’s birthday. The yellowfin tuna bite has been on fire this year and is populated by some particularly big fish of this species. Yellowfin (also known as ahi) are a thick, fast and muscular fish capable of long powerful runs, amplified by their ability to dive deep. A pelagic (surface dwelling) species, they are migratory along the Atlantic Coast, growing to 200 pounds or more, and found holding well offshore of Ocean City these last two months. It’s been a while since I’ve tangled with one but I distinctly remember being decidedly on the ropes from just a 40-pounder that refused to come to the T HURS D AY
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boat. Once they get their broad side to you and begin to circle, it’s like having to perform continuous chin-ups for a half hour or so. Not for the faint of heart, nor weak of limb, but they are an exciting and delicious fish. On this particular charter, the problem the crew faced was caused by the yellowfin’s excellent eyesight. Using chunked butterfish to draw the fish up toward the boat and as bait, the crafty ruffians would shun a bait on anything with over a 25-pound leader. You can’t bring a sizeable tuna to the boat in a reasonable time with that light of a leader. Fifty-pound test is a minimum to put the kind of pressure on a yellowfin needed to bring it to gaff. Luckily the captain had brought a supply of live Norfolk spot along on the trip, rigging a fishing kite setup that allowed the live baits to swim downwind of the boat, splashing just inches below the surface. The tasty and noisy bait eventually attracted the attention of some of the tuna snacking down current on the bits of butterfish thrown over the side. Since there were only inches of line visible with this presentation, a section S U ND AY
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of 50- to 80-pound mono remained virtually invisible to the fish. The birthday girl, Cherryl, was first up and gasped as a 100-pound tuna bulged up under her swimming spot and inhaled it. As soon as her line came tight, the battle was on and it turned into a fierce encounter. It was a brutal 20 minute-plus struggle and since I was not present, I really have no idea just how she managed to get that critter to the boat. Eventually, though, the fish yielded and slid into the fish box with the help of the strong arm of Jake the mate. Mike was next up and soon hooked up with that tuna’s twin but lost it at the gaff after a half-hour of struggle. A big disappointment. Carol manned the camera for the last round as Cherryl, again drawing the lucky rod, fought and landed a 42-pounder and then the bite died and the group reluctantly headed for home. There were few discussions about how best to prepare the tuna for dinner with most opting for a quick browning over charcoal followed by just gobbling down the medium rare fillets with some lemon butter sauce. It was a very happy birthday. p
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the Amazon in a submarine hoping to acquiring the Tears of the Moon first. It’s a race to the heart of the Amazon, and Lily hires Frank (Dwayne Johnson: Young Rock) to get her and her brother to the finish line. Too bad Frank’s a hustling reprobate that’s never met a paying customer he didn’t want to swindle. Can Lily and Frank learn to trust each other? Or is selfishness going to sink the voyage before it begins? A family friendly blockbuster with laughs, thrills, and adventure, Jungle Cruise is exactly the type of movie that’s meant to be seen on a big screen with a bucket of popcorn and a big crowd. If you prefer to watch at home, the movie will be available on Disney+, but this is a movie that truly belongs in theaters. Director Jaume Collet-Serra (The Commuter) brilliantly juggles adventure movie tropes, keeping the pace breezy and the tone just the right side of silly. Because Collet-Serra is so familiar with the adventure tropes he’s working with, he uses them to great effect. Johnson’s Frank is clearly styled after Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen. The action scenes are nods to the Indiana Jones films and the plotting in general is reminiscent of ‘40s serial films and The Mummy franchise. In fact, the whole film feels like
1980s’-era Stephen Spielberg directed The Mummy—and that’s high praise indeed for any film. That’s not to say the film doesn’t have a few modern concessions. Collet-Serra might have the distinction of being the first Disney director to have a gay character that isn’t just paying lip service to representation in a scene that can easily be cut when the film is sold to foreign audiences. The filmmaker also pays tribute to the House of Mouse by peppering the film with fun little Disney Easter eggs. Unlike Cruella, where the source material felt like a yoke around the neck of the film, Jungle Cruise has fun with its origins. Johnson does a hilarious proximity of the spiel you get on the ride, there’s little nods to the characters and effects that you find if you’ve ever visited the theme park attraction. Jungle Cruise is also a fantastic vehicle for both Blunt and Johnson, who have extremely good chemistry. They’re echoes of Hepburn and Bogart, as they bicker and flirt their way along the river. Johnson in particular manages to use his considerable charisma to make Frank’s duplicitous ways funny instead of gross. Though the film is a nostalgic romp, there are a few throwbacks that could have been thrown away. Paul Giamatti shows up with a very questionable Italian accent. Indigenous people are used as cannon fodder so the leads can feel imperiled. Still, Jungle Cruise goes out of its way to demonstrate who the true villains of the film are (hint: it’s not the indigenous people). Whether you have fond memories of watching Raiders of the Lost Ark or simply want a blockbuster that entertains the whole family, Jungle Cruise is a safe bet for your weekend. If you’re comfortable enough to see it in theaters and appreciate the goofy 3D effects, go for it, but this movie is pretty darn entertaining even streaming on a small screen. Great Family Adventure * PG-13 * 129 mins.
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ow Tie Cinemas’ Harbour 9 movie theater in Annapolis has gone dark. The theater, a mainstay of the Annapolis Harbour Center shopping complex on Solomons Island Rd., quietly closed its doors, the location no longer appearing on Bow Tie Cinemas’ website. Bow Tie Cinemas also owns and operates Ultimate Annapolis Mall 11 movie theater in the Westfield Annapolis Mall. That location remains open. Both Annapolis theaters had closed their doors for months during the COVID-19 pandemic but reopened in February. Throughout the years, Bow Tie Cinemas at Harbour 9 offered unique movie experiences such as Movies & Mimosas—welcoming moviegoers to sip on the popular brunch beverage while enjoying a flick—and Cine Classics—screenings of classic films from the golden age of cinema. The Cine Classics series included a local film expert giving an introduction to the film prior to the screening.
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Photo from the Annapolis Harbour Center Facebook. The theater was a popular spot since it opened in the 1990s and the entire shopping center is still referred to as “Harbour 9” by locals. “My parents would drop me off at Harbour 9 on the weekends,” says Amie Milan, who grew up in Davidsonville and was a regular during the theater’s early days. “My friends and I would have dinner at TGIFriday’s and then walk across to the theater for a show.” Plans for the now-vacant theater are unknown. Representatives for Bow Tie Cinemas and Lerner Retail—which owns Annapolis Harbour Center—were unavailable for comments.
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An arrest warrant was issued July 8 in Little Rock, Arkansas, for Brian Dale Reams, 32, in connection with several incidents where he allegedly approached women and asked if he could touch their feet—with a curious twist, KATV reported. In Conway, Arkansas, a woman said a man with no arms followed her into a Walmart last September, telling her she had pretty feet and asking if she liked having people touch them. Later he began harassing her on Facebook. In June, a second woman said a man matching the same description (but wearing a face mask with “Brian” written on it) followed her around the same Walmart and wondered if she’d let him give her a foot massage. He apparently didn’t explain how that might work. A third woman identified Reams after viewing screenshots of his Facebook account; he approached her in a Kroger store.
• California Highway Patrol officers were called to a spot on I-80 near the Nevada border on July 15 because of a car on fire, SFGate reported. When they got there, they discovered a man yelling about “the bears,” Officer Carlos Perez said. After talking with him, they determined that the man had set his car on fire to ward off bears. “Listen, we have bears in the area,” Perez said, “but there were no bears nearby. ... You can’t light a fire on the hood of your vehicle to ‘keep the bears away.’” • Jimmy Jennings of Lafayette, Louisiana, doesn’t like being stuck in traffic. But on July 9, as he sat in a jam on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, he was struck with a dubious notion: He would jump off the interstate bridge into the river below. “When I hit the water, my shoulder went up, I kind of hurt my shoulder, but I started swimming,” Jennings said, according to WABC-TV. “I couldn’t get back to the bank because the current was way too strong. I thought I was going to die, but God saved me.” Eventually, Jennings found his way to land, where he rode around on an ATV for a while—only to discover he was on an island. Finally, he found a boat and was met by police, who charged him with criminal mischief and trespassing. Jennings later admitted on Facebook that his leap of faith was a bad idea.
A Reno, Nevada, woman was charged on July 14 in a break-in incident at a dental practice where she worked, the New York Daily News reported. Laurel Eich allegedly broke into the practice in May and stole $23,000 worth of checks and cash. In the course of the investigation, Eich also admitted to extracting 13 teeth from a sedated patient after using anesthetic discarded by the practice—even though she is not licensed to perform such procedures. Eich was charged with multiple felonies, including performing surgery on another without a license.
When Fort Worth, Texas, code compliance officers arrived at a home at around 8:30 a.m. on July 16 to issue a violation for too-high grass, the homeowner did not answer the door. But when mowers hired by the city showed up and started cutting the grass, the person inside began shooting at them, KDFW-TV reported. The police officers who had accompanied the compliance team took cover and waited for backup; the person inside continued shooting until SWAT units arrived and shot tear gas into the home. The shooter
was taken into custody at about 1 p.m.; the citation was his seventh in two years. “Being shot at for trying to make the community look better?” said Fort Worth officer Jimmy Pollozani. “That just proves the dangers of this job.” The man was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Guardian reported on July 19 about a phenomenon among American preschoolers called the Peppa Effect. The hypothesis is that children who watched a lot of “Peppa Pig” during the pandemic lockdown have developed British accents and started using British terms like “mummy” (mommy), “give it a go” (try it) and “satnav” (GPS). Wall Street Journal reporter Preetika Rana tweeted that her niece “had an American accent before the pandemic. Now she has a posh English accent.” One responder agreed: “And for Christmas I had to put out a freaking mince pie for Father Christmas, or, as we call him here in the States, Santa Claus.”
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Robert Perez, 53, was pulled over in Iowa City, Iowa, on July 15 for erratically driving a stolen Kawasaki motorcycle, The Smoking Gun reported. He told police that he had borrowed the bike from “a fellow meth user,” but he couldn’t provide the name or address of that friend. Perez admitted that he had injected meth five hours earlier; while in police custody, he was caught Googling “how long meth stays in your system after initial consumption,” Officer Daniel Boesen said. Investigators obtained a blood sample from Perez and sent it to the crime lab; he was booked for theft, DUI and driving with a suspended license.
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An unnamed 31-year-old woman in Beachwood, Ohio, went on a spectacular joyride on June 15, crashing into another car at more than 100 mph before spinning into a utility pole, another car and a house, WJW reported. Surprisingly, no one was hurt in the series of crashes, including the driver and her 11-year-old daughter, who was sitting in the front seat with her. Officers didn’t detect any evidence of drug or alcohol use. Instead, the driver told police that she’s been going through some “trials and tribulations” and was recently fired from her job, so she “let go and let God take the wheel.” She went on to say that she believed she had done the right thing. She now faces charges of felony assault, endangering a child and driving under suspension.
On July 18, at an LDS church in St. George, Utah, Jeremy David Miller, 40, stripped off his underwear in the parking lot and, while nude, removed items from the trunk of his car and scattered them on the church lawn, ABC4-TV reported. Next, Miller went inside and slammed a child’s car seat onto a table, knocking the sacrament tray and water to the ground. He then sped off in his Jeep; officers found him at his home, where he came outside “shouting and cursing” at them. Miller continued to resist officers until handcuffs were applied; he faces multiple charges including lewdness and assault against a police officer. Send your weird news items with subject line WEIRD NEWS to WeirdNewsTips@amuniversal.com.
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Ever wonder why the Spanish word for sports is ‘deportes?’ Is that how it translates from English? No. The English word ‘sport’ and the Spanish ‘deportes’ are translations of the Latin ‘desport,’ which is the original word used for sporting. Initially, it covered any leisure activity, including a walk outside the city gates for fresh air. Games were many times banned in European cities, especially golf and soccer, because of property damage and injuries to children and pets – usually caused by adults. “Over the bakery, off the steeple, into the fishing boat, nothing but net!” Scoring: 17 - 20 = Ahead; 14 - 16 = Aweigh; 11 - 13 = Amidships; 08 - 10 = Aboard; 04 - 07 = Adrift; 01 - 03 = Aground
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1 Dwarf buffalo of the Celebes 5 One of the Everly Brothers 9 City on the Skunk River 13 Start of an idea 14 1980’s Geena Davis sitcom 15 Anglo-___ 17 Digs up 19 Nero’s instrument 20 Fraternity letter 21 Bullring cheer 22 Parisian possessive 24 Long-jawed fish 25 Look through a scope 26 ___-en-Provence 27 Old Mogul capital 28 Turn over 31 Carry out, as a golf shot 33 Picker-upper 34 Compass pt. 35 All lined up 38 Sixth sense, for short 39 Printed words, briefly 40 Devoured 41 Attorneys’ org. 42 Thoroughfare 44 Valuable rock 45 Cookbook direction 46 Remove, as a tooth 48 Fare reductions
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3 Letter Words Graze Eat Sup
4 Letter Words Dine Feed Glut Nosh
5 Letter Words Binge Dig In Feast Gorge
7 Letter Words 10 Letter Words Banquet
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6 Letter Words Devour Fill Up Forage Ingest Mangia Nibble Picnic Pig Out
25 “Wheel of Fortune” buy 26 Chopper, in England 27 Lead-in to boy or girl 28 Western Indians 29 After the hour 30 Superhighway 31 Extreme suffix 32 Arles article 34 Some actors 36 Life lines? 37 Military actions 39 Vietnamese New Year 40 Frick collection 43 Business card no. 44 Fall mo. 45 Half a dozen DOWN 47 Show one’s face 1 Arthur of “Hoop Dreams” 48 University V.I.P. 2 Counter call 49 Kind of power 3 Sea World attraction 50 Love, in Roma 4 Drs.’ group 52 Dabbling ducks 5 Sacred hymn 54 “___ chic” 6 Despise 55 Floored it 7 High dudgeon 56 In ___ of (replacing) 8 Movie dog 57 Horse course 9 Nile slitherers 58 Trait carrier 10 ___ tai (drink) 60 Hot time in Québec 11 Overstate 62 Roman card game? 12 Navigational aid 63 Like a fox 16 Romance novelist Roberts © Copyright 2021 18 Empty PuzzleJunction.com solution on page 22 23 Stimulate
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Consume Indulge Swallow
Break Bread Gormandize
8 Letter Words Chow Down Ruminate
9 Letter Words Breakfast Scarf Down
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Churchton: 5Br., 4ba., with seasonal views of Annapolis: 4Br., 2.5ba located in culde-sac, new Lothian: Move in condition, 4br., 2ba. located on Shady Side: Move in condition. 3Br., 2.5Ba. 410-279-2817 bay. Home located on culde-sac, 3br’s 3Ba. on carpet, freshly painted, private fenced rear 1 acre, hardwood ﬂrs., lg. kitchen, ﬁnished lower with all seasoned addition perfect for ofﬁce/ Lothian; 3br., 3ba., Solid brick rambler on 2 main lvl. with spacious owners suite, lower lvl yard, main lvl. br., broadneck school district. level, no covenants or restrictions. Will not last sitting room. Large upgraded kitchen with plus acre lot. 2 Sheds , rear deck, full basement offers 2 bedrooms, full bath, living rm & game MDAA2003452. long. MDAA2004502 quartz countertops, ss appliances, new with family rm., Wood stove, and full bath rm. rm, separate ent. which is perfect for inlaw suite. cabinets, rear fenced yard with shed. Walk to Currently being used as a 4th bedroom. MDAA2003300 comm. beach, pier, boat ramp & playground. Schwartzrealty.Com/mdaa2003978 MDAA2003032.
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Calvert county, 4br, 2ba, Beautiful175 acres Crownsville: Three separate homes on 4.93 Owings: 4Br., 3 full baths, new kitchen cabinets, countertops, ﬂoors, carpet, dishwasher, sink, with a charming 1900s farmhouse on a paved acres. Primary home is 3Br. 2Ba., home #2 is microwave, roof, freshly painted and more. private lane, plus four separate, approved,ad3Br. 1Ba, home #3 is 1Br. 1Ba.. Finished lower level with br., ofﬁce and full bath, ditional building lots. Each of the ﬁve lots has All homes are in good condition. deck overlooking large yard backing to woods. 20-29 acres of adjoining open space. Ready County will not allow to subdivide. will not last long. for houses or a family compound. MDAA454572 MDCA 2000572. Schwartzrealty.Com/mdca181850
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Deale: 2Br., 1Ba. located 1/2 block from the Chesapeake Bay and community pier. Nice rear yard. home needs tlc., 45 minutes to D.C., 25 minutes to Annapolis. MDAA2003010.
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Shady Side: 4Br. 3.5ba.. with over $2,300 Churchton: Cute home located in water privilege sq.ft with inlaw suite on main level and guest community. 3Br., 1Ba. in move in condition. Eatin Swan point, 5br., 4ba., This custom 3,000 bedroom with full bath on upper level. Tenants kitchen, laminated ﬂoors, rear deck overlooking sqft. Home has everything your looking for in would like to stay. Located on 1/2 acre. Home fenced rear yard. Walk to community beach, a home and more. A block from the water. is livable, but needs work. playground, 2 piers, boat ramp, and more. Located in a golf course community with lots of MDAA470682. Will not last long. MDAA467424 amenities for it’s residents. Schwartzrealty.Com/mdch225252
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Arnold: 5Br., 2FB, 2 half baths located in sought Upper Marlboro: Beautiful level piece of after Schoolers Pond Community. Kitchen w/ land with barn. Perfect for your horses and granite, hwd ﬂrs., f/r w/gas fp., beautiful screen building your dream home. Lot perced in 2004. porch, private rear yard backs to community MDPG2002852 conservation area, renovated owners bath, ﬁnished lower level w/half Ba., natural gas heat, public water/sewer. Walk to comm. beach, pier, tot lot, pond and more. MDAA466972
Lothian: 3Br., 2Ba. all brick rambler with partially ﬁnished lower level, 2 car garage, 2 brick ﬁreplaces, hardwood ﬂrs., 2 tier deck, shed. MDAA464812
Southern Anne Arundel Co.: 2Br., 1Ba. Calvert Co.: 1 Br. 1Ba. located on two acres. Shady side, 3br.,3ba. Open ﬂoor plan charming cottage privately located on West Perc on ﬁle for new home. Live in existing with custom tile/wood staircase. This home River with pier & lift. Move in ready with new home while building your dream home. Great is beautifully done thru out and move in ﬂoors, update bath, cathedral investment property. Tenant would like to stay. ready. Waterfront community w/parks, play ceilings, screen porch. MDCA182234 area, beach, ﬁshing & boat ramp within MDAA464196 walking distance. Schwartzrealty.Com/ mdaa2004070
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Deale; 1br. 1 Ba . Large kitchen and large master bath with separate shower. Good investment property with extra lot (size 7,000 sq. Ft.) Schwartzrealty.com/mdaa461980
GEORGE HEINE 410-279-2817 Shady side; 2br, 1ba, Rambler, with new carpet, new vinyl, and painted thru out this contemporary home, less then a block from water, privileges to the west river schwartyrealty.com/MDAA464076
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Published on Jul 29, 2021
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