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An Across-the-Bay Getaway

Kent Island isn’t just for passing through

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ee What You’re Missing,” reads the banner on the Queen Anne’s County tourism video—a montage of crab picking, fishing, and kayaking on the expanse of water in and around Kent Island. Truth be told, many of us in Chesapeake Country probably are missing out on Kent Island. The Bay’s largest island falls victim to being “on the way to” someplace like the Atlantic coastal beaches, rather than being our destination. Why not spend a weekend on KI? In this special Weekends on the Water edition of CBM Bay Weekly, we aim to show you the ways that oft-overlooked Kent Island and the Narrows can make a fabulous close-to-home escape. Maybe Kent Island doesn’t sound like your scene. “It’s all party spots and dock bars!” you might assume. Not true: there are miles of bike trails, including a stretch of boardwalk built right over the wetlands. There is an environmental center complete with kayak rentals. There is a public swimming beach with a dog beach, too. Goodness knows there are plenty of fishing opportunities. And yes—there are dock bars with live music and great boat-watching along the Narrows. But there are also some standout choices for fine dining and classic family spots. Maybe Kent Island doesn’t feel far enough. “Six miles from Annapolis doesn’t count as a getaway!” you might protest. I’d argue that because of the expansive estuary you must cross to reach Kent Island, it inherently does feel like a getaway—there’s a whole Bay between you and back home. On a recent trip I took to the island with my

husband and kids, the drive across the Bay Bridge was all part of the adventure. “How tall is the bridge? How deep down into the bottom does it go? How did they build it?” were all questions posed by my engineering-minded 5-year-old. Best of all, Bay Bridge traffic backups tend to wane this time of year. These golden late summer-early fall weekends are less hot and humid and there are fewer beach-going vehicles to battle than in peak season. You can avoid vehicle traffic altogether, of course, traveling by boat. Our joint CBM Bay Weekly family was lucky enough to board a powerboat and ride across the Bay in late August—a last hurrah of summer. It was about an hour’s trip from Annapolis to tie up at Kentmorr Restaurant & Crab House—and it took even less time than that for our media team to relax from the week’s deadlines, enjoy a grapefruit crush (or an orange crush, or a lemonade crush…), and wade into the warm water of the Bay. One unnamed member of our executive team even jumped in fully clothed. Whether a boat or a car is your preferred mode of transportation, we’ve got the information you need to inspire a weekend of fun just across the Bay, beginning on page 10. At just 4.3 miles from shore to shore, Kent Island is a sure shot for a post-Labor Day getaway. p —MEG WALBURN VIVIANO, CBM EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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Tight Squeeze, Ida’s Aftermath, Dam Debris, Naptown Boxing, Art in the Park, Magic Tickets ..........4 FEATURES

Weekends on the Water: Kent Island ............................ 10 BAY PLANNER ....................... 14 SPORTING LIFE ..................... 16 MOON AND TIDES.................. 16 CREATURE FEATURE............... 17 GARDENING FOR LIFE............. 17

Vaughan Cheese Opens Doors

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ou may recall our mention of Vaughan Cheese in North Beach in a recent Weekends on the Water issue. We had the pleasure of attending their ribbon cutting last weekend and sample the cheeses that Chesapeake Country raves about.

Photos by Ben Espinosa

Pictured: Owners Megan and Tyler Vaughan cutting the ribbon. And a cheese board featuring Chapel’s Country Creamery Chesapeake Brie (Easton) paired with peach slices, rustic bread and a fruit preserve.

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The Neo-Panamax cranes are 176 feet tall; the Bay Bridge has a clearance of 186 feet. Photo: David Sites.

MASSIVE CRANES TO SQUEEZE UNDER BAY BRIDGE TO REACH PORT OF BALTIMORE BY MEG WALBURN VIVIANO

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f you’re on the mid-Bay this week, you can’t miss it. The 800-foot-long Zhen Hua 24 is anchored in the Annapolis anchorage for the Port of Baltimore, and it’s carrying four gigantic ship-to-shore cranes. The Neo-Panamax cranes are destined for the port’s Seagirt Marine Terminal, where they will help expand

IDA’S AFTERMATH STILL FELT IN CHESAPEAKE COUNTRY Annapolis, Edgewater Residents Clean Up From 125 Mile-PerHour Tornado BY CHERYL COSTELLO

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eteorologists warned that the mid-Atlantic region could get hit with severe storms and tornadoes as the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed

operations at the port to handle two supersized ships at once. The heavy-lift vessel Zhen Hua 24 left Shanghai June 28 and just arrived in Annapolis on Sept. 3—spending 68 days at sea. The Port of Baltimore says the ship was held off the mid-Atlantic coast for an extra four days until Hurricane Ida was clear of the region. Now, it’s preparing to move from the anchorage by, but it’s still hard to believe how dead on that prediction was. From Edgewater to Parole, a powerful EF-2 tornado, fairly unusual in Maryland, damaged schools and businesses, ripped off roofs, and pulled down power lines. Winds were as high as 125 miles per hour. It’s only the fourth time in a decade that a tornado that powerful formed in our state. While the storm moved quickly, reSee IDA on page 6

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to the cranes’ new home on Sept. 9. The port says the oversized load is in the fairway, just south of the Bay Bridge, and the cranes are being angle fitted for their final approach to the port, where they’ll have to pass under the Bay Bridge and then the Key Bridge on the Patapsco River. Getting the ship and its cargo under both bridges will be no small feat. According to a Coast Guard temporary safety zone notice, the beam of the Zhen Hua 24 with the cranes on it measures 489 feet. And the maximum height of the cranes aboard the ship is 176 feet.

According to Maryland transportation officials, the Bay Bridge has a vertical clearance of 186 feet. The Coast Guard says, “This beam width and cargo height will severely restrict the ship’s ability to maneuver and create a hazard to navigation if required to meet or pass other large vessels transiting the navigation channels. And in the areas of the Bay and Key bridges, “safety concerns will be heightened due to the small margin of error for safe passage,” says the agency. The trip is weather- and tide-dependent. The cranes’ clearance under the bridges will be such a tight squeeze that the passages must be done at low tide. And when the cranes pass under, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will close the bridges entirely to vehicle traffic, both for safety purposes and “to ensure that drives are not distracted crossing these bridges.” The traffic closures are expected to least for 15-30 minutes each. MDTA says the vessel is expected to pass under the Bay Bridge in the morning and the Key Bridge in the afternoon, but exact times haven’t been determined yet. Follow @theMDTA on Twitter or at their website, mdta.maryland.gov, for updates. A Coast Guard Moving Safety Zone is established around the Zhen Hua 24 on Thursday, Sept. 9 beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lasting seven hours. The safety zone includes “all navigable waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Patapsco River within 500 feet” while the ship is transiting between the channel and Seagirt Marine Terminal. No one may get inside the safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port. Installation of the four massive cranes will begin once it arrives, and they are expected to be operational by the end of the year, according to the Port of Baltimore.

An EF-2 tornado ripped the sign off the Sun & Earth Natural Food store on West Street in Annapolis. Photo by Cheryl Costello.


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BAY BULLETIN CONOWINGO FLOODGATES CAUSE FLOODED ROADS AND BAY DEBRIS BY MEG WALBURN VIVIANO

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perators of the Conowingo Dam had to open an unusual number of floodgates to combat heavy river flow that resulted from the remnants of Ida—and its impacts may be felt for days to come. After the former hurricane dumped inches of rain over the Mid-Atlantic in very short order, Exelon, which operates the dam, began operating at spill conditions and opening flood gates. At one point last week, 16 flood gates were open. MD 222 (Susquehanna River Road) in Port Deposit had to be closed down due to flooding. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway AdIDA from page 4

building in some places will take time. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department estimates at least 100 homes suffered severe damage. On Rear Admiral Court in Edgewater, daylight was visible from inside homes, with roofs gone and windows shattered. The South River High School property, which holds five different schools, suffered major damage. Governor Larry Hogan toured the campus, which saw

Conowingo Dam with nine floodgates open. At least 16 were open at peak water flow. Drone image by Spike Settles. ministration (MDOT SHA) explained, “because the river drainage basin extends through Pennsylvania and into New York, the floodgates may need to remain open for several days.”

The Susquehanna River drains the largest watershed in the Chesapeake Bay, accounting for 55 percent of the freshwater flowing into the Bay. When the dam’s floodgates open, sediment and

major problems in its football stadium. Tree limbs and debris were everywhere, and the roof of the concession stand twisted right off its base. Inside the Center of Applied Technology South, windows were blown out and ceiling tiles were down. “This is substantial damage that we need to take care of, but it’s amazing to me that there’s no real structural damage and they didn’t have anyone at all injured or hurt in this.” The Anne Arundel County Public

Schools Superintendent, Dr. George Arlotto, pledged to have all school facilities repaired in time for students. Students enrolled at CAT-South will remain in their home schools Sept. 9 and 10 with teachers instructing virtually as repairs to the building continue. On West Street in Annapolis, where the tornado touched down after crossing the South River, inspectors determined three buildings are destroyed and many others have major damage. The City of Annapolis has set up a

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hazardous debris are pushed into the river and down the Chesapeake. The Coast Guard warned boaters in a marine advisory, “Large amounts of debris and logs are possible, and buoys may be riding low due to increased current. All mariners are requested to use extreme caution while transiting the area.” Some 12 hours after the flooding peaked, the Coast Guard issued one advisory warning of a 40-foot-long, 12-inch-thick tree in the Elk River. Boaters around the Elk and Sassafras rivers and in the area of Turkey Point reported trees, stumps, and plastic trash littering the water along with uprooted seagrass. By Friday afternoon, the number of spillgates open was down to 10, and by Sunday the number was zero. But debris can take days to wash down the See DAM on next page

specific website to connect residents affected by the tornado: annapolis. gov/1832/Tornado-Response Mayor Gavin Buckley says residents, business owners and volunteers, along with county and state partners, have all pitched in to help recovery efforts. “This is what Annapolis does. We come together to help one another and it is one of the reasons this is a great city. We are a loving community and when we see a need, we are united,” Buckley said.


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river into the Bay. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources shared several photos of large trees, logs, and other floating hazards downstream. John Gallagher, chief of DNR’s Hydrographic Operations, tells CBM Bay Bulletin, “Coming across the Bay Bridge on Thursday you could see the muddiness of the water. You can tell we got a big inflow of water.” Where exactly the debris will be most severe depends on the wind speed and direction. That will determine how quickly it flows and to which location, Gallagher says. “For example, a northwest wind will push things toward the Eastern Shore.” Beachgoers at Podickory Point in Annapolis found debris on their beach, but made the most of it: they used some of the logs and branches to build a bonfire. Gallagher says that more calls than usual have come in reporting logs in the water, but they haven’t been overwhelming. In 2018, one of the rainiest falls on record, high water flow forced the opening of Conowingo Dam floodgates and sent large logs and debris down as far as Annapolis, making boat navigation difficult to impossible in some areas. Gallagher says this debris event is not rising to the level of 2018, when “calls were coming in nonstop and it was pretty much a Baywide event,” he tells us.

Boxing Event Set to Deliver Knockouts BY STEVE ADAMS

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s fall approaches, many of the familiar sporting activities we missed last year are returning to Annapolis— for example, high school sports games, busy boating weekends, and Navy football games. But there’s a new sport coming to Naptown this weekend: boxing. The City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with the Mack Lewis Boxing Gym of Baltimore, will host its first-ever boxing event on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. Rumble by the Bay will not only offer the opportunity for all ages to see 15 high-quality bouts, with the first touchSee BOXING on next page

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ing of gloves set for 3pm but will hopefully spark local interest in current and future boxing programs in the Bay region. “This unprecedented event will bring a professionally-operated, highly-entertaining amateur boxing show featuring fighters from all over the central East Coast to a diverse population of people,” says Annapolis Recreation and Parks Director Archie Trader. He adds that the recreation department will be launching youth boxing programs in the future. According to Mitchelle Stephenson, public information officer, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley is personally interested in bringing boxing to the city. “The mayor is very interested in the concept of a Police Boxing Brigade that could engage young people and law enforcement,” she said. “Boxing is a discipline that builds trust as well as mental and physical skills, and he believes that this first partnership with the Mack Lewis Gym will be the start of a relationship that could turn into something meaningful for our community.” Buckley visited the gym in East Baltimore in 2019, which “has a reputation for building community,” said Stephenson. Mack Lewis was a Baltimore boxing icon known for mentoring and changing

manager of CBM Bay Weekly. “That and the intrepid, protective nature of Paulina Phillips. I’ll never forget all I learned these past two years.” Phillips says the festival is “a full circle experience for me since I worked on both the original Annapolis Arts Festival when I was in my 20s and the former Annapolis Jazz Festival much later.” The duo of Sise and Phillips saw audiences for their jazz events swell due to the desire for outdoor activities during the lockdown. “The event features top bands from the region and some international foods,” says Phillips. “Most of the event takes place outdoors with some art displays inside. We are planning for social distancing in our set up of tables and chairs.” See ART on next page

the lives of young men from the gym that he opened in an old two-story building in the 1950s, following his graduation from Morgan State University. By giving youth in East Baltimore a safe place to spend time off the streets—an alternative to getting into trouble—also taught them discipline and the value of hard work and education. “Lewis used boxing as the vehicle to turn neighborhood chumps into world champions while managing their careers as a confidant and a mentor for nearly 50 years,” says Trader. Lewis trained and managed countless boxers of all ages and skill levels but his most prominent boxer was Vincent Pettway, a Baltimore native who became the junior middleweight world champion in 1994. Lewis died in 2010, at the age of 92, and now Pettway manages the gym from its new location at 929 N. Caroline Street. “We are excited that they are bringing their lessons to Annapolis,” said Buckley. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to an area nonprofit. Rumble By the Bay, Saturday, Sept. 11, 3-8pm, Pip Moyer Rec Center, Annapolis, $35 w/discounts, RSVP: Eventbrite (search Rumble by the Bay) or pay at the door. Masks req’d.

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The courtyard and gardens will open to ticket holders at 1pm, giving guests an opportunity to view the fine art and gift selections from Benfield Gallery, Gallery 564, McBride Gallery and Side Street Framers. Festival food and wine tasting stations will be available and the restaurant will offer its full Mediterranean menu. The master of ceremonies for the event is WRNR radio host Michael Buckley, known as the host of the long-running radio program Sunday Brunch. The music begins with Amoroso, a jazz trio featuring Anne Arundel County multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Elizabeth Melvin, guitarist and vocalist Richard Rausch and Dick Glass, who plays flugelhorn in this concert. The headliners are The JoGo Project, led by international saxophonist and former Chuck Brown protégé Elijah Jamal Balbed. The band combines jazz and go-go music, featuring vocalist Paul

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ant to experience live performance arts but need more budget-friendly options? Local arts organizations are now partnering to offer a variety of shows in a discounted bundle. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Classic Theatre of Maryland and Live Arts Maryland will offer tickets to three performances of your choice for $29 each. Dubbed Get Your Magic, the collaboration aims to bring new audiences to each organization.

Spires, trumpeter Brad Clements, guitarist Zachary Cutler, bassist Delorean Fullington, drummer Willie Howell and percussionist Lewis Mike Burney. Balbed is one of the District’s premiere jazz artists, and performed with Brown, the “Godfather of Go-Go,” from 2011 until Brown’s passing in 2012. Two years later, he founded his fusion band, The JoGo Project, preserving the legacy of D.C.’s unique art form. Balbed will also appear in a soothing set of jazz and Brazilian music with the Balbed/Arnold/Berkowitz Trio. Joining him are two of the busiest musicians in the region: bassist Steve Arnold and drummer Julian Berkowitz. A portion of festival proceeds will go to The Food Project, a center in Southwest Baltimore that uses food, music and art to motivate and inspire city youth. Art In the Park, Sunday, Sept. 19, 1-5pm, Café Mezzanotte, 760 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, $35 ($40 at the door), RSVP: https://instnt.us/aitp.

Programs include piano and violin concertos; holiday favorites such as the Nutcracker, Holiday Pops and the Messiah; cabaret shows; and Broadway style performances. “If you’ve ever wanted to experience the symphony, ballet, theatre or live arts, now is the time,” said Edgar Herrera, executive director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. “This unprecedented collaboration allows you to discover the crème de la crème of local performing arts at an equally unprecedented ticket price.” Tickets are available online at getyourmagic.org until midnight Friday, Sept. 17. Choose any combination of at least three performances. Each arts organization will assign the best seats available on a first come, first serve basis. p

Performances available for Get Your Magic: ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Nati plays Tchaikovsky – Oct. 1, 2, 15, 8pm

Peter Bay conducts the ASO –

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Momentum - Feb. 25, 26, 7:30pm Coppélia - April 22, 7:30pm; April 23, 1pm or 4:30pm

CLASSIC THEATRE OF MARYLAND Monthly Cabaret - Sept. 12, Oct.

The Servant of Two Masters May 17, 24, 31, 7:30pm

As You Like It - July 7, 8, 10, 7:30pm LIVE ARTS MARYLAND

Remembrance & Consolation— Mozart’s Requiem - Oct. 9, 8pm

Holiday Pops Sultans of String: Christmas Caravan - Dec. 17, 8pm

10, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, 7:30pm

Passion and Film — “Voices of Light” - Nov. 19, 20, 8pm

Repin Plays Shostakovich - Mar.

Romeo and Juliet - Oct. 8, 8pm,

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Novo’s Rite of Spring - April

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A Broadway Holiday - Dec. 9,

Broadway in Annapolis— “Guys & Dolls” or “Brigadoon” Feb. 4, 5, 8pm

4,5,18, 8pm

Oct. 9, 10, 2pm

May 6,7,20, 8pm

12, 7:30pm; Dec. 10, 8pm

BALLET THEATRE OF MARYLAND Giselle- Oct. 22, 7:30pm; Oct.

Cabaret, The Musical - Feb. 11,

The Nutcracker - Dec. 11, 18, 7pm

April 2, 3, 2pm

23, 7pm

A Christmas Celebration - Dec. Handel’s Messiah - Dec. 17, 18,

Bach—St. Matthew Passion—

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BWV 244 April 4, 7pm

Treasure Island - April 1, 8pm;

Joy—Anatomy of Peace— Beethoven Ninth- May 21, 8pm

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KENT E NARROWS

Dock, dine, fish, paddle, repeat CBM’s Cruising Editor JODY ARGO SCHROATH, expert on all things waterfront, takes a fresh look at Kent Narrows for CBM Bay Weekly’s latest installment of Weekends on the Water.

Photo by Jay Fleming/ QAC Tourism.

VERYBODY KNOWS that Kent Narrows is where the Chesapeake Bay goes to party. Its shoreline, less than a mile from top to bottom, is a virtual dock-and-dine Valhalla. From Red Eye’s Dock Bar on the Chester River side to The Jetty on the Eastern Bay side, Kent Narrows Strait echoes with the sounds of live music and clink of mango mojito glasses. Boats cruise the Narrows to see and be seen like some kind of 1960s drive-in diner. Yet, as delightful as all that is, there’s more. Amidst the crab dip and fried pickles there is serious cuisine to be had. And there are crabs and oysters everywhere, fresh from local waters—for this is also the domain of the watermen who work out of the Narrows, harvesting the bounty as they have for generations. There are great places to put in a kayak or paddleboard to explore the local streams, or you can climb on a bicycle to follow the Cross Island Trail. So read on. Then pick out one of the Narrows’ marinas for a slip, circle a few restaurants and dock bars, and load up the gear and the kids for a weekend at Kent Island.

The Jetty Restaurant and Dock Bar in Kent Narrows. Photo courtesy QAC Tourism.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

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ent Narrows Strait, as the Coast Guard calls it, is the swift-moving water cut that makes an island out of Kent Island by separating it from the rest of Queen Anne’s County. It includes the towns of Stevensville, Chester and Grasonville. More importantly, it connects the Chester River to the north with Eastern Bay to the south. When the English colonists first settled in the area, displacing the Matapeake Indians, the Narrows was quite shallow and bordered by marshland. It was known as the “Wading Place”—people, horses,

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Families bike along the Cross Island Trail. Photo courtesy QAC Tourism.

Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville. Photo courtesy QAC Tourism. and goods simply waded across. In the early 1800s, a dirt causeway was built to keep people and goods dry. This ended any hope of boat navigation until 50 years later when it was removed. Now, the Wading Place is spanned by two bridges: the 75-foot-high U.S. 50/301 bridge and the 18-foot-high Kent Narrows Bascule Bridge. With navigation came seafood packing houses, which once lined the shores now occupied by dock bars and restaurants. On the eastern side of the Narrows, you’ll find two marinas that accommodate transients as well as nine dock bars and restaurants, most with dockage of their own. The western side, on the other hand, is comparatively quiet, with one

good-sized marina, a new boatel, and a watermen’s boat basin. At the top of the western side, you’ll find Ferry Point Nature Park, with trails and a welcome center. At the bottom of the eastern side, you’ll find historic Wells Cove, home of most of the Narrows’ head boats. From the Western Shore, take U.S. 50/301 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and across Kent Island to exits 41 or 42. Either one will do, but 41 will give you easier access to the west side of Kent Narrows and 42 the east. You can always just cross the Watermen’s Bridge on Rte. 18 if you end up on the wrong side. Use Piney Narrows Road off 18 to get to the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor’s

Center and Ferry Point Park as well as the Cross Island Trail. Before you head to the Eastern Shore, pay attention to traffic on the Bay Bridge. Between late May and September traffic can back up anywhere from a mile to 10+ in either direction and no one wants to be sitting in traffic when you could be enjoying a drink at a tiki bar or floating in the water. The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) provides real-time alerts via live traffic cams, Twitter updates, the 1-877-BAYSPAN hotline and on their website (baybridge.maryland.gov). Go during off-peak hours before 8am (6am on Saturdays) and after 8pm (10pm on Sundays). Stay alert to lane closures and two-

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way operations, which can be affected by both traffic, accidents and weather conditions. And load up your EZ Pass! If you are bringing your boat, you’ll find a convenient place to launch at Kent Narrows Boat Ramp just northwest of the bridges. You can launch your paddle craft at several nearby locations, which we’ll get to a little farther on. If you decide to paddle through the Narrows— which we don’t encourage—remember to allow for the current, about one-anda-half knots at max flood and ebb, and stronger through the bridges—and the busy boat traffic. CONTINUED O

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Bridges Restaurant in Grasonville. Photo courtesy QAC Tourism.

WEEKENDS ON THE WATER WHERE TO STAY MARINAS

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f you are visiting Kent Narrows by cruising boat and are looking for a marina, you have a very nice selection. Here’s the way they are divided, with pros and cons thrown in for good measure. North of the bridges, you have two good choices, both with fuel docks. Piney Narrows Yacht Haven occupies a basin cut into the west side. The advantage to this one is that it’s pretty quiet, since all of the restaurants and dock bars are on the east side, and most of them south of the bridge. In addition, it is right next door to the visitor center and the entrance to Ferry Point Park, with its trails, woods, and marshes. To reach the restaurants and dock bars, you can either dinghy across or use the Cross Island Trail on foot or with a bicycle. Safe Harbor Narrows Point (formerly Mears) lies on the east side. It has plenty of slips and plenty to keep you occupied. In addition to its own basin, it has the well-known Red Eyes Dock Bar, as well as Annie’s Paramount Steak & Seafood House. And it’s next door to the famous Harris Crab House. That’s enough to keep you busy for a good while. The drawback is that if you want to explore Ferry Point Park, you’ll have to walk, bicycle, or dinghy over—which is not a big drawback at all, really. On the south side of the Narrows, you have even more choices. Watermen’s Boat Basin is on the west side of the Narrows, and they have a few slips available to non-watermen. On the east side of the Narrows, Wells Cove Marina has some transient slips, and is convenient to the Jetty Dock Bar as well as Bridges Restaurant and Fisherman’s Inn and Crab Deck. Just a few steps farther, you’ll find The Narrows Restaurant and Big Owl Tiki Bar. Wells Cove has a depth of about five feet inside and can accommodate boats up to about 46 feet. Wells Cove is also home to most of theNarrowshead boats, so if that’s in your plans you’ll be in the right place.

Beyond Wells Cove and Oyster Cove developments, you’ll find our final marina, Lippincott Marine, one of the oldest marine facilities in the Narrows area. One of the major advantages of Lippincott, particularly for larger and deeper-draft boats, is that its entrance channel avoids the Narrows South Channel altogether. And it can take boats up to 72 feet.

find plenty of music to suit your taste. We’ll get back to restaurants in a few minutes, but we’ll just say here that they are many, varied and delicious. Annie’s, Harris, The Narrows, Bridges, and Fisherman’s. Casual or elegant casual, trendy casual or historic casual—you’ll find that all of those options are here.

HOTELS

GO FISHING OR SIGHTSEEING BY BOAT

If you’d like to tote your boat in and stay in the comfort of a hotel, Kent Narrows has three hotel choices. Northeast of the bridge, you’ll find Holiday Inn Express Annapolis East-Kent Island, which has an outdoor pool and deck overlooking the wetlands. Southeast of the bridge, you’ll find Best Western Kent Narrows Inn and the more upscale, waterfront Hilton Garden Inn Kent Island. Coming spring 2022 is a new Hyatt Place hotel, located on the waterfront next to the Fisherman’s restaurants and seafood sales buildings.

Fish from your own boat, charter a captain, or show up at Wells Cove Marina to board a head boat. Arrive on your boat or launch from Kent Narrows Landing’s boat ramp. Charters and cruises are available from Fisherman’s Crab Deck. You can also arrange with Spittin’ Feathers Outfitters at Harris Crab House for a crabbing cruise. Whichever way you choose, you’re going to be only minutes away from world-class fishing grounds. Alternatively, get up early and watch the watermen leave from Watermen’s Boat Basin, southwest of the bridges.

WHAT TO DO

TAKE A HIKE

VISIT THE DOCK BARS AND RESTAURANTS, OF COURSE

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his is what Kent Narrows is famous for, so why ignore it? Red Eye’s, Big Owl, The Jetty—the names are practically legendary. Come by boat. Come by car. Enjoy the ambiance or vibe or whatever adjective suits your particular generation. Soak up the view. You’ll also

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND IF YOU ARE looking to venture outside the Narrows, there is much more to do on the rest of Kent Island. As soon as you cross the Bay Bridge, you arrive in Stevensville. Take an afternoon to wade in the Bay at TERRAPIN NATURE PARK. This 276-acre park features a 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail that offers wildlife viewing, plus a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk. The trail also connects to the Cross Island Trail system. For arts and crafts lovers, a visit to HISTORIC STEVENSVILLE should be on your list as well. This year’s ArtoberFest is Oct. 2 and features vendors, craft brews and spirits and live music in the arts and entertainment district. Spend the night at MARIA’S LOVE POINT BED & BREAKFAST, THE INN AT THE 12 • BAY WEEKLY • September 9 - September 16, 2021

With all this docking and dining, you are going to want some exercise. Here are a couple of ways to prepare for that next tower of crab. The Watermen’s Way Heritage Trail begins on the northwest side of the Narrows at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center in Chester, where you can also pick up a copy of the trail map. Note that interior spaces at the visitor

center are closed due to the pandemic. The trail takes you to eight sites in the area, including Ferry Point Nature Park and the Cross Island Trail, both of which are excursions of their own. Next is the Watermen’s Memorial Drawbridge, aka Kent Narrows Bascule Bridge, and the Maryland Watermen’s Monument. We’re on the southeast side now so head to the Fisherman’s Inn to be awed by Betty Schulz’s collection of 400 oyster plates, a sight you may not have even known you ever wanted to see. (Believe us, you do.) We’ll let you find the rest of the tour for yourselves. Visit the Kent Narrows Development Foundation’s excellent website for all things Kent Narrows at kentnarrowsmd.com. We’ve mentioned this a couple of times earlier, but a stroll through Ferry Point Nature Park’s trails and wetland waterfront will do you a world of good. You can start at the Visitor Center, which is next to Piney Narrows Marina. This is the perfect place to launch your kayaks, too. More on that below. This next outing has enough exercise involved to earn both a crab tower and a side of fried pickles. The Kent Island Cross Island Trail can be done on foot or by bicycle. Park under the west side of the bascule bridge and pick it up there, or just walk across the bridge and begin. The 12.5-mile trail ends at Terrapin Park on the Bay, but you can hop on and off at any number of access points along the way.

CHESAPEAKE BAY BEACH CLUB or the KENT ISLAND RESORT. For dining you can choose from the popular HEMINGWAY’S RESTAURANT, the upscale chic KNOXIE’S TABLE or tavern style fare at RAMS HEAD SHORE HOUSE. CBM Bay Weekly staff thoroughly enjoyed our trip to KENTMORR RESTAURANT, south of the main strip. Bring your swimsuit and your beach vibe to enjoy the Bayfront tiki bar and sandy swimming beach. Wherever you choose to dine, finish off with a trip to TASTY TOUCAN in Stevensville for ice cream made from local cows or an artisan ice pop. If you seek a more up-close experience with nature, follow the life of magnificent monarchs as CHESAPEAKE WILDLIFE HERITAGE staff teach you about the migrating habits of these long-distance fliers; plus learn to tag them at a workshop. Sept. 25, 10am, Barnstable Hill Farm, Chester, free, rsvp: 410-822-5100.


TAKE A PADDLE We don’t recommend that you launch your paddle craft directly onto Kent Narrows; the strong current and heavy boat traffic make it a tricky and dangerous proposition. There are plenty of alternatives, however. South of Kent Narrows: If you came by car, follow Rt. 18 west to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC), where you can launch your kayak or SUP into the quiet waters of Prospect Bay. Then follow the Cabin Creek Water Trail along the edge of Prospect Bay to Cabin Creek. The whole route will give you about 3.5 miles of paddling. You can rent a kayak at the center as well (read more about CBEC in Creature Feature, Page 17). You’ll find another launch point at Cabin Creek Landing. To explore the Eastern Bay west of the Narrows, launch at Goodhands Creek Landing. From there, a loop around Hog Island will give you a 2.5-mile paddle. North of the Narrows: Launch from Jackson Creek Landing east of the Narrows and make the loop of the creek, or if you are feeling ambitious, paddle across the Narrows North Channel (carefully, of course) and head for Ferry Point Nature Park, another launch spot. From Ferry Point you will find a good paddle to the west by looping Piney Creek. This is best in light winds, however, since the wind has a long fetch down the north-south leg of the Chester River.

WHERE TO EAT

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ll of the tiki bars and crab decks serve up food and entertainment with their cocktails, with everything from steamer buckets to full-on crab feasts. Some of them, like The Jetty Dock Bar and Restaurant, also serve a full menu of lunch and dinner. From north to south: Red Eye’s, Big Owl, and The Jetty. Now for a few words on some of the restaurants, which, like the dock bars, are all found on the east side of the Narrows.

LUNCH AND DINNER

Kent Island is home to a number of Eastern Shore classics: restaurants that have been there for decades and each have their own loyal following. The granddaddy of Kent Narrows dining establishments is Fisherman’s Inn Restaurant, and now also Fisherman’s Crab Deck, located south of the bridge. Fisherman’s has been serving local seafood and all the trimmings since 1930. And their popularity has not let up for a minute. We came through the Narrows on a recent June weekday, and as usual the line to get a table at both the restaurant and nextdoor Crab Deck stretched into the parking lot. (Here’s a tip: You can get in line online at their website, fishermansinn.com.) We’ve already mentioned one of the two extra-cool things about Fisherman’s in our discussion of the Watermen’s Heritage Trail: the 400-strong oyster plate collection amassed by Betty Schultz, daughter of the restaurant’s founders.

Big Owl Tiki Bar in Grasonville. Photo courtesy QAC Tourism. The second extra-cool thing is the restaurant’s suspended railway, with 280 feet of track and two tunnels that allow the “G” scale trains to pass through both dining rooms. The locomotives and rolling stock were put together by Sonny Schulz and operate all day, every day. Cool, right? Let’s eat. To start we are often tempted by the Shellfish Steampot, which consists of littleneck clams, mussels, and shrimp in a white wine-garlic broth with plenty of herbs. But what we most often actually order are the crab balls, because, well, we just can’t resist good crab balls, and these come with a very nice remoulade sauce. And then, though we know this is heresy to purists, we go for fried Bay oysters and whatever sides we can pretend are the healthiest. And we tell ourselves we will wake up in the morning and do the entire Cross Island Trail on foot. Harris Crab House and Seafood Restaurant, north of the bridge, was the natural progression from W.H. Harris Seafood, which during the 1940s was one of about a dozen oyster-shucking operations on Kent Narrows. Five generations later, Harris Crab House remains in the same family, as does the processing plant—the last one still operating year-round. What to eat? Take it as a given that 90 percent of the time, we opt for crabcakes or steamed crabs. If we manage to skip the crab, we go for the Pail of Cherrystones, a whopping three dozen steamed Chesapeake middleneck clams. Then we finish with a simple filet of broiled local rockfish, in season. Oh yes, we finish with either a slice of Smith Island cake or one of Dessert First’s remarkable, er, desserts. (Dessert First, by the way, is onsite in the pavilion.) But mostly we go for crabs. Or oysters! The Narrows Restaurant has been around since the 1980s, but it feels modern and new. And it certainly serves all the Bay classics, but often with a twist. Take the appetizer mini crabcakes, for

example, which are served with a wholegrain Dijon mustard sauce that pretty much puts them in a separate category of goodness. Or their fried oyster Caesar salad—classic, but different. For lunch, though, we love the fried green tomato sandwich, which is spread with a garlic aioli. We’ll leave the dinner choice to you, but we have to recommend the Mousse in a Bag dessert. Intrigued? It’s chocolate

mousse nestled inside a semi-chocolate bag sort of thing, with raspberry sauce to lend the whole thing tang. This one is worth two Cross Island trips. When Bridges Restaurant opened a few years ago, word spread quickly that “You really must go!” So, of course, we did. And then we told a few more people. Aside from the delightful and inventive menu, we liked that we could cruise over from Annapolis, take a slip, plug into the power poles for air conditioning, and then relax, returning to the boat for a peaceful night’s sleep. (All for a mere $25.) Like everywhere else, though, docking for a few hours to dine is free. When the weather is 90 degrees’ worth of hot, we open our meal with the watermelon salad, served with balsamic vinaigrette and loaded with feta and mint. And have you ever had a crab pesto pizza? It makes a great lunch! For dinner, Bridges does a particularly fine shrimp and grits, though if softshell crabs are available, we look no further. Well, okay, maybe the scallops and risotto… But what if you want oyster stew or cream of crab soup to start and maybe meatloaf or pot roast for dinner? Or a rib-eye or Porterhouse steak, seared just right, say medium rare? Then you’ll want to go to Annie’s Paramount Steak & Seafood House at Safe Harbor Narrows Point Marina. You’ll also find wings, sandwiches of every kind, and of course, crab—crab balls, crab egg rolls, crab dip, and crabcakes, to name just a few. p

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

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10 jimmykennyband.com

September Sunsets Mike McHenry Tribe. 6-8pm, Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park, 7300 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis, free (donations suggested): amaritime.org.

Professional Engineers Presentation on radio repeaters at this meeting of the Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. 6:30pm, Double T Diner, Annapolis: rynone.eng@gmail.com

America’s Boating Club America’s Boating Club of So. MD is all about fun, friendship, safe boating, education and boating-related activities. 6:30pm, The Pier Restaurant, Solomons, https://usps.org/localusps/patuxent/ or email: ABCsmd2021@yahoo.com.

Teen Mario Kart Play in a tournament for bragging rights and a gift card. 6:30-8pm, Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, Annapolis, RSVP: aacpl.net. SEPTEMBER 10 THRU 26

Newtowne Players Presents A Night on Broadway Concert-style show featuring songs from Broadway’s Golden Era through the songbooks of modern musical theatre. ThFSa 8pm, Su 3:30pm, Three Notch Theatre, Lexington Park, $18 w/discounts, RSVP: newtowneplayers.org. SEPTEMBER 10-OCTOBER 2

The Colonial Players’ The Revolutionists (Masks req’d). ThFSa 8pm, Su 2pm, Colonial Players Theater, Annapolis, $23, RSVP: thecolonialplayers.org. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10

​​Archaeology Hike Hike three miles through the park’s archaeological sites. The tours begin and end at the Visitor Center parking lot. 3pm, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, $5: www.jefpat.maryland.gov.

​​Mysteries of the Marsh Discover the Emory Waters Nature Preserve via kayak or paddleboard (ages 16+). 5-9pm, Emory Waters Nature Preserve, 6032 Pindell Rd., Lothian, $30, RSVP: www.jugbay.org.

Night at the Museum Families with special needs explore the museum in a relaxed and supported environment. 5-7pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, free, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Sep. 11: Indigenous Heritage Day

JIMMY KENNY & THE PIRATE BEACH BAND Grab your beach chairs, umbrellas, blankets and kick-back while we say goodbye to summer at this ultimate beach party tribute to Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown Band. Food and drinks from multiple on-site vendors will be available including the famous Annapolis Tiki bar. 5:30pm, StageOne at Park Place, Annapolis, $5, RSVP: MC3Annapolis.org.

The Cutwater Experience Cutwater Yachts, Oasis Marina, Snaga-Slip, and Cutwater Spirits offer tours of the docked boats, beverages and live music by Sparks & McCoy; benefits Eastport Yacht Club. 5-8pm, Annapolis Town Dock, RSVP: Eventbrite (search The Cutwater Experience).

Arts Alive! Celebrate the kick off of the arts season at this night of food, drinks, live entertainment, cocktails, dancing and art on the front lawn with the sculpture “The Old Home Place” and an historic façade serving as dramatic backdrops. 5:30pm VIP access, 6:30-10pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, $150, RSVP: marylandhall.org.

Pessimism. 8pm, Great Hall, St. John’s College, Annapolis, free: www.sjc.edu.

Sep. 11: Family Stamp Making

Indigenous Heritage Day

Learn to fish with an experienced angler at Patuxent’s Lake Redington. All equipment provided (ages 5-16). 9-11am, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, RSVP: 301-497-5887.

Demos at the woodland Indian Hamlet highlighting how experimental archaeology is used to further learn about traditional methods in hide tanning, pottery, and cooking; watch a flint knapping demo, watch Mark Tayac and the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers perform (1pm). 10am-4pm, Historic St. Mary’s City, $10 w/discounts: https://www.hsmcdigshistory.org/.

The Secret Life of Chipmunks

The First Maryland Regiment

Join Dr. Jenkins on this short walk, with some games and activities, and discover the world of chipmunks. 9:3010:30am, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, RSVP: 301-497-5887.

Visit Pinkney Street to meet the men who will later become known as the Maryland 400 as they drill in preparation for battle; plus hear Maryland State Archives historian Owen Lourie tell their full story (12:30pm & 2:30pm). 11am-4pm, Shiplap House, 18 Pinkney St., Annapolis, free (donations suggested): annapolis.org.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11

KIDS Learn to Fish

Open House

Garden Smarter

Learn more about the mission and programs of the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maryland. 6-7:30pm, 9021 Dayton Ave., North Beach: https://bgcsm.net/.

Learn the Basics of Beekeeping in this virtual event. 10-11:30am, RSVP for link: http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Migration Magic

Topics will include the history of North Tract, the role and importance of pollinators, the ecology and biodiversity within a forest habitat (ages 10+). 10-11:30am, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, RSVP: 301-497-5887.

Complete your Junior Wildlife Ranger activity booklet and earn a JWR badge (ages 6-10). 1-3pm, South Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, RSVP: 301-497-5887.

Poets Circle

Sample food and beverages from local businesses, visit the classic car show and find activities for the kids. 1-4pm, Leonardtown Square: info@smcchamber.com.

Learn more about the migration corridor and all the creatures who fly by and how we can help track wildlife on the move, with Gene Groshon, naturalist Calvert Natural Resources. 6-8pm, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, free, RSVP: Eventbrite (search Evening Ecology).

Interactive Nature Hike

7-9pm, Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis: facebook.com/AiPPCAnnapolis.

Expect a friendly session of discussion, editing and support. 10am-noon, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, RSVP for link: http://CalvertLibrary.info.

Learn to Square Dance

Ask a Master Gardener

Modern western square dancing. No partner and no experience necessary, all ages welcome (best over age 9). 7:308:30pm, Southern Community Center, Lusby, free: aquasquaredancers.org.

10am-1pm, Crofton Library; 10am-2pm, Busch Annapolis Library: aacpl.net.

City Dock Tango

Friday Night Lecture Dr. Melvin Rogers of Brown University speaks on “Martin Delaney, Frederick Douglass, and the Danger of Political

Block Printing No experience necessary. Class includes everything needed to create a carved block and a set of art prints to keep and share. Masks req’d. 10am-1pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $55, RSVP: programs@annmariegarden.org.

KIDS Become a Junior Wildlife Ranger

Taste of St. Mary’s

Warriors in the Park MC3 and Warrior Music Foundation host all day music festival with evening candlelight ceremony in honor of 9/11. Plus silent auction, food and drink trucks, and local veterans organizations. 1-9pm, StageOne at MC3, 3 Park Place, Annapolis, $25, RSVP: mc3annapolis.org.

Family Stamp Making Artist Sarah Matthews teaches how

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to make foam stamps and color-dynamic prints; supplies included (one adult and up to two children). 2-4pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $25, RSVP: programs@annmariegarden.org.

Museum, Solomons, $25 w/discounts, rsvp: 410-326-2042 x41.

An Afternoon of Romance

Key West-style music festival. Boatyard Beach Bash buffet and cocktails. 5-10pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, $85, RSVP: amaritime.org.

Dances in the garden centering on underlying themes of relationships and love portrayed through the beauty of classical ballet. 3-5pm, Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, $70 w/discounts, RSVP: https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/.

Women’s Work Comedy Tour

September ​​Sunday Concerts

Featuring April Macie, Chaunte Wayans and Tammy Pescatelli. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $35, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.

Sparks & McCoy play rock-based acoustic; bring lawn seating. 4-6pm, Hatton Regester Green, Severna Park, free: friendsofaatrails.org/summer-concerts.

Boatyard Beach Bash

A Father’s Heart with Ray Weaver 8pm, Cabaret Room, Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis, $27, RSVP: classictheatremaryland.org. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12

Family Clay Date Family groups can choose to work on one project together or purchase additional project kits so everyone works on their own. An adult must participate with children. 1-3pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $35, RSVP: programs@ annmariegarden.org.

Skipjack Sail Sail along the Patuxent River aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s (ages 5+). 2:30-4:30pm, Calvert Marine

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13

Open House Take a tour of the theatre, meet the staff and learn more about the upcoming season. 6:30-9:30pm, Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis, free, RSVP: 410-280-1773.

Fossil Club

(ages 3-5yrs). 10-11:30am, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6, RSVP: jugbay.org.

Art Reception Celebrate the works of printmaker Kathleen Gallagher and painter Linda Perry. 4:30pm, Paul’s Homewood Cafe, Annapolis: mdfedart.com.

KIDS Duct Tape Craft Make a pencil case out of duct tape. 4:30-5:30pm, Busch Annapolis Library, RSVP: aacpl.net. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15

Showstoppers Perform The Showstoppers are a 55-plus troupe from Anne Arundel County that perform and entertain at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers, county fair, and other locations throughout the state. 11am, AACo. Fairgrounds, Crownsville: www. showstoppersofscsc.com.

Comedian Noel Casler

Preschoolers take a guided nature walk with staff naturalist (ages 4-6). 10:30-11:30am, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $7 w/discounts, RSVP: programs@annmariegarden.org.

8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $20, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.

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September 17 & 18: New and experienced boaters learn to properly launch, load, retrieve and dock a trailerable boat. Boaters can also talk with experts about flares and safety items, paint and finishes for boats, winterization, fuel dock safety, towing and anchoring. Sponsored by Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Marine Trades Association, Annapolis School of Seamanship, and Boat U.S. Foundation. F Noon-7pm, Sa 10am-4pm, Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, RSVP: https://bit.ly/3yNhBQg. p

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The rockfish bite is becoming quite good entering the fall season. A few fish in the high 30-inch range are showing FISHFINDER up for anglers drifting live spot along channel edges or chumming and fishing fresh menhaden on the bottom. Jigging structures with paddle tail plastics is also producing nice fish as is trolling with medium size bucktails tipped with Sassy Shads in white and chartreuse, gold and silver spoons and deep diving Rapalas. Working the mouths of the tribs and the prominent points is the best way to begin the search for quality fish. spanish mackerel are still raging around the Bay in small groups generally south of Thomas Point and hitting fast moving lures with a few bluefish mixed into the scrum. white perch are schooling up for the winter and taking pieces of worm, shrimp and crab in 20 to 30 feet of water. crabbing remains mostly mediocre though some areas are hot due to an early fall off in the number of crabbers this year.

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Maryland’s First (and Tastiest) Game Bird T he mourning doves came in low and fast, just over the treetops, casually pumping their wings to maintain cruising speed, about 50 miles per hour. I tensed and readied myself, careful to remain motionless. Swiveling just my eyes to keep them in sight, I gripped the light 20-gauge over/ under just a little tighter. Then they were in range. I pitched the gun up to my shoulder, my cheek on the stock, and swung the barrels through to the second bird in the group and hit the trigger. Bam. The slight recoil rocked me back just a bit

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and my adrenaline surged as the bird collapsed in a burst of feathers. Continuing to swing, my barrels then passed the first bird and I fired again to the same effect. Elated at scoring my first double of the dove season, I stepped out into the field to secure my prizes and also acknowledge that it was likely be a rare accomplishment. I’m not known for my marksmanship with the species. Dove season is always one of the first of many game bird seasons in Maryland and opens Sept. 1 of every year. To those sportsmen who are addicted to wing-shooting, and there are many, T HURS DAY

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this bird is among the best of them all. Though diminutive, at five to six ounces with a 17-inch wingspread, the rest of its sporting attributes are many and great. It is of the fastest of all game birds with a top speed of over 60 miles an hour. You may recall, if searching your memories, noticing small flocks of these speedsters easily keeping pace with your automobile while transiting highways at that speed and above. With brisk tailwinds they’ve been known to exceed 100 mph. One of my many indelible wing-shooting moments remains a dove hunt in a southern apple orchard with an approaching storm front featuring large, particularly strong and sustained gusts of wind. A string of doves screamed in over the treetops and, prepared, I swung quickly on the first dove. Giving it a healthy lead, I fired and was astounded to note that I’d hit a bird in the middle of the group, some 15 feet behind my target. I never got a chance at a second shot. The gray speedsters are also quite delicious on the table and a simple bird to clean; their breasts pick easily and while it does improve their table quality a bit, it’s not necessary. Since their legs are very small, many hunters simply discard S U ND AY

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them, though gourmands hold them in a separate pile. Sautéed in butter and garlic they make a great finger-food. The recipes for dove breasts are many and most are excellent. With a wrap of bacon they can be grilled over a charcoal fire with great results. Many folks add a pickled, half jalapeno inside that wrap to give the birds some extra pizzazz. Others sauté the birds gently with a dusting of flour in butter and olive oil, adding mushrooms and sliced onion after they are well browned. Finishing with a pour of white wine at the end and a 10-minute simmer gives a rich gravy sauce; the delicious birds pair nicely with wild rice. Even with a historically generous limit of 15 birds per day, mourning dove populations remain quite healthy as pairs may reproduce up to six times throughout the year. They have consistently been one of America’s most popular game birds with estimates of 20 million harvested each season out of a national population of 240 million. p

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know of several areas where, as summer starts to end, large flocks of wading birds gather to feed on small fish navigating shallow water. As the tide goes out and the ponds start to drain, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware attracts herons and egrets by the hundreds. There are certain spots along the Maple Dam area of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County where wading birds flock to grab fish in the shallows. The marshy area at North Beach frequently has flocks of long-legged birds and three years ago even had a rare spoonbill join in the feeding. This year, it seems another area has became a bird magnet, the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC). The Wildfowl Trust of North America Inc. purchased Grasonville’s Horsehead Island in 1981 for conservation and educational purposes. In 2003, it was renamed the CBEC. Because the area has many unusual birds including overwintering warblers, I visit there several times a year. In fact, I recently attended a really nice wedding there as well as a Dan Haas concert. There is a pond in the middle of the property that has an osprey nest and

usually has some ducks and geese. This summer, the water started to slowly drain from the pond. As the pond shrank, fish became concentrated and increasing numbers of wading birds started showing up. I would guess that birds flying by could see the feeding activity and then fly in. By the time I visited in mid-August there were probably a hundred wading birds. Most were snowy egrets but great egrets, great blue herons, green herons, yellowlegs, killdeer and assorted sandpipers joined the feeding frenzy. An unusual summer visitor was also present, the tricolored heron. I have found single tricolored herons at other wildlife areas in Maryland but as I sat on a bench at the edge of the CBEC pond I counted 14 actively feeding in the muddy pond. The tricolored herons usually range from Florida to North Carolina but over the last five years they have been seen all the way to New York. The herons are a little taller than two feet. The non-breeding and juvenile birds have yellow beaks and breeding adults have bluish beaks. The beaks are long pointed tools used to spear or just grab their prey. They are multicol-

rose is a rose, and we cherish it for its flower. Too many of us ignore its fruit, however. Blooming roses, especially the old fashioned varieties promise rose hips, the delicate, sweet, potent fruit of the rose. Not all roses have hips. Those that do leave a brown calyx attached to the base of the fruit that bulges green and growing, through the summer. A rainy start to a growing season encouraged the formation of a lot of hips, more than I’ve seen in several years. Red or orange rose hips are ripe. They detach easily from the stalk, and many feel as fleshy as any other fruit. You can even take a bite out of the edge of a large rosehip, avoiding the seeds in the middle. You’ll taste the sweet acidic flavor of the fruit. That acidity comes from ascorbic acid also known as vitamin C. Rosehips contain 2000 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit. If they are exposed to heat, such as in cooking, their vitamin content decreases but enough remains to boost your vitamin C intake. You can add rosehips to herbal or black teas or make jam, jelly or syrup with them. If you want to preserve as much of the vitamin content as possible, try making infused rosehip vinegar with the raw fruit. When you cut the rosehip open, you will find a seedy, hairy core. Remove the hairy seeds before eating or adding to tea. Rosehips can be used fresh or dried for later use. Rosehips syrups and jellies are a special treat. My favorite rosehips are

from Rosa rugosas, the species that is frequently planted on beachfront properties because it is salt tolerant. For wild foraging, the invasive Rosa multiflora also makes small hips but quite edible. They are usually orange and later in the fall. If you find a lot of these, at least you’ll slow down the spread of a highly invasive plant. To make rosehip jelly, collect 4 cups of rosehips, either wild or from the garden. Wash them and crush them lightly with a rolling pin. Cover the hips with water in a stainless steel pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand until cool. Strain through a sieve lined with cheesecloth or an old fashioned perforated cone where you push the pulp through the holes with a wooden pestle. Measure 3 cups of the infusion into the rinsed out large pan and bring to a boil. Add a box of powdered pectin and bring to a boil again, stirring. Add 3¾ cups of sugar, stirring constantly; boil hard for 2 minutes exactly. Pour into sterile jelly glasses and seal. Makes about four half pint jars. p

ored with rusty red, blue and purple. Plus they have a white belly. The herons prefer salt or brackish water areas but can be found around fresh water. The pond at CBEC is brackish. They are fun to watch because they have an active feeding style. Trotting awkwardly, they will run around chasing minnows. The birds also will spread their wings and sweep them forward like a cloak. That creates shade where either the minnows are attracted or, with less

bright reflection, are more visible. Tricolored herons are generally not found in large groups and rarely around here so the congregation at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center was unusual. As the earth has warmed, many southern bird species have started to move north and this is probably another example. This year brought more unusual species than the last like wood storks, spoonbills, white ibis, limpkin and kites. I wonder what next year will bring. p

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n the wake of 9/11, the government takes action—not to comfort their citizens, but to protect themselves and the airlines from lawsuits that could crater the economy. They decide to commission a fund that will offer compensation to the families of first responders and victims. Ken Feinberg (Michael Keaton: The Protégé) volunteers to administer the fund. Famed in D.C. for settling with the victims of Agent Orange, Feinberg is convinced he can come up with a rubric that will calculate the value of the lives lost and make everyone happy. The fund must get at least 80 percent of those eligible to agree to a settlement and decline to sue to avoid dire economic consequences. The formula, which considers potential income, number of dependents, and disabilities may be mathematically sound, but it deeply offends the grieving families he presents it to. The fund also cuts off compensation for first responders who reported getting sick more than three days after 9/11, meaning all the crews inhaling asbestos are on their own as far as the government is concerned. Used to dealing with lawyers, Feinberg pushes that this way is fair and logical. But the argument has very little pull with the victims.

Those grieving balk at the idea that someone who washes dishes in a restaurant is only worth $200,000, but a CEO is worth $14 million. The CEO families are also insulted, because they believe they’re owed far more than $14 million in compensation. Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci: Jolt) is one of the offended parties. He lost his wife during the attacks and finds the rubric, and the purpose of the fund to be unjust. He begins his own mission: gathering angry people to protest. Can Feinberg get past the numbers and see the real, human cost of the tragedy? Or is the fund a lost cause? Nearly 20 years later, we’re still fighting for proper medical compensation for 9/11. Worth is a reminder that the government by the people and for the people isn’t always looking out for those people when disaster strikes. And though the film raises some fantastic questions, Worth isn’t really interested in answering any of them. Director Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher) has several ideas for a film, but mashes them all together to make Worth a bit of a mess. The film wants to criticize the initial 9/11 Fund, praise it as finally finding a solution (something many first responders might take umbrage with), and explore a family drama all at

once. Unfortunately, none of those ideas is fleshed out enough to be worthy of such a weighty subject. Colangelo based most of the script on Feinberg’s memoir, which might explain why it has so much trouble taking him to task for several issues. Because she needs a bad guy, Colangelo creates a composite lawyer, who represents the high-earners who want more money. It’s an easy villain, but the powerful stories of those affected are short-changed because of it. While there are undeniable problems in the script, Worth’s greatest asset is its cast. Keaton is wonderful as a thick-accented lawyer who’s used to business meetings over cocktails and White House visits. His face, when confronted with the waves of grief and anger from the victims, could be taught in classes—it’s an elegant distillation of shock and defeat. Also brilliant, but completely underutilized, is Tucci, who effortlessly steals scenes as a man used to tilting at windmills. His Wolf is despondent and coping by making it his mission to get a just settlement for everyone affected by the terror attack. The film positively sings when Tucci’s humanist conflicts with Keaton’s cold number-cruncher. This is why it’s a shame that they get roughly four scenes together. Worth’s script may hurt the stories, but the visceral reminders of the pain and horror of that day— including news footage, be warned—still raises goosebumps. Colangelo crafts a terrifying scene on a train as the passengers realize something terrible is happening in D.C. and crowd the windows. It’s harrowing sequences like that which make the muddled plot more infuriating. Ultimately, trying to put a happy ending on a 9/11 story feels a bit hollow, but there is power in the intention of this film. p Fair Drama * PG-13 * 118 mins.

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It’s back-to-school time all across the country, and in Kentucky, one district has an unexpected challenge in one of its high schools. WLKY-TV reported that high school students in the Meade County school district are attending school dressed as and acting like ... cats. One grandmother is upset because her two grandchildren don’t want to go to school anymore. “Apparently, from what I understand, they’re called ‘furries,’” she said. “They identify with animals. These people will hiss at you or scratch at you if they don’t like something you’re doing. The students are told they can’t wear hats or Budweiser shirts in school, but they can wear cat ears, cat tails, masks, leashes. It doesn’t make sense.” Superintendent Mark Martin says the problem is being handled on an individual basis, which he can’t discuss.

Awesome!

The Vatican in Rome is full of the spoils taken by or given to popes over the centuries, but Pope Francis has a new toy that’s delighting him: a foosball table. The Associated Press reported that a Tuscany-based table football association, Sport Toscana Calcio Balilla, presented the pope with the game on Aug. 18, and he immediately struck up a match with Natale Tonini, president of the club. Pope Francis is a big fan of soccer and of his home club, San Lorenzo, in Argentina.

Bright Ideas

• Two Polish companies are joining forces to make construction workers’ lives more pleasant, Reuters reported on Aug. 23. Budimex and Lotos have created a floral-scented asphalt with a mixture of natural and synthetic oils that neutralize the typical smell of asphalt. “At times one could smell the scent of flowers, which made working more pleasant,” said Slawomir Szpak, a foreman for Budimex. The company is planning to introduce the new compound on a wider scale. • In Canberra, Australia, farmer Ben Jackson recently lost his beloved aunt. He couldn’t attend her funeral because of COVID-19 restrictions, so he did the next best thing: He dropped his sheep’s food from a truck in the shape of a giant heart, then shot video from a drone as the ewes gathered to eat. “It took me a few goes to get it right ... and the final result is what you see,” Jackson told the Associated Press. “That was as close to a heart as I could get it.”

Crime Report

Kristin Levine of Bristol, Connecticut, was the victim of a porch pirate on Aug. 23, but the thief was a little unusual: It was a black bear who walked across her driveway with an Amazon package in its mouth, NBC Connecticut reported. Fortunately, the bear wasn’t much interested in the contents (toilet paper) and dropped the item in her neighbor’s yard. “I knew nothing in there was going to be irreplaceable, so it was a fun afternoon for sure,” Levine said.

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Erick Minto, 49, walked into a convenience store in Wawa, Florida, on Aug. 17, and asked for free food, The

Smoking Gun reported. When the clerk refused, Minto allegedly pulled out a knife and pointed it at the worker, uttering a quotable line: “Don’t make me do something stupid for a Snickers bar.” The clerk handed over the candy bar, but Minto left the store without it and later told Pinellas County Sheriff ’s officer that he was “attempting to trade the knife for a Snickers bar.” He was charged with armed robbery.

Creative Criminal

Firearms are hard to come by in Japan, so criminals often resort to makeshift weapons to threaten their victims, including nose hair clippers and kitchen knives. On Aug. 21, Tomoharu Nakamura, 41, of Sapporo, was arrested after trying to rob a convenience store using a lighter, SoraNews24 reported. “Out with the money or I’ll light you up!” Nakamura allegedly said to the store manager, who instead ran to the back room and called police. When officers arrived, Nakamura tried to turn his fierce weapon on them, but they quickly overwhelmed him and charged him with robbery and assault, along with other offenses.

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At Harvard University, the president of the organization of chaplains coordinates the campus’s assorted religious communities. The New York Times reported that the new president, 44-year-old Greg Epstein, is a bit of a trailblazer in the job: He’s an atheist. Harvard chaplains unanimously felt Epstein, who previously served as the university’s humanist chaplain, could relate to a growing group of young people who no longer identify with any religious tradition. Epstein grew up in a Jewish family and recognizes the “real need for conversation and support around what it means to be a good human and live an ethical life,” he said. “We don’t look to a god for answers. We are each other’s answers.” The chairperson of the nominating committee, the Rev. Kathleen Reed, explained: “We’re presenting to the university a vision of how the world could work when diverse traditions focus on how to be good humans and neighbors.”

Extreme Reaction

Soccer fans are known to be passionate about their sport, but at a game in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, on Aug. 15, it was the referee who lost control. Davi Bathez issued a red card to a player during an adult league game, which ignited a scuffle amongst players. According to WKRC-TV, Bathez went to his truck and retrieved his firearm, which he fired toward the player and the crowd. Then he hopped in his vehicle and sped away, but police caught up with him quickly and confiscated his .38-caliber handgun. Remarkably, no one was injured in the incident. Bathez was charged with feloniously pointing p a firearm. Send your weird news items with subject line WEIRD NEWS to WeirdNewsTips@amuniversal.com.

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When something is easy to do, it is considered ‘easy peasy lemon squeezy,’ a ‘no-brainer,’ or ‘duck soup.’ Waterfowl ducks get their name from Old English ducan meaning ‘ducker’ or ‘one who ducks and dives.’ It is interesting to note that a group of ducks flying is known as a ‘flock,’ a group of ducks floating is known as a ‘raft,’ and a group of ducks on land are called ‘tough luck,’ when you hit one while playing golf. But if, unfortunately, you hit it too hard, well, it’s a no-brainer. Just easily add peasies, a few lemon squeezies, and it’s duck soup. Serve with quackers.

(a) 1900 (b) 1894 (c) 1907 2. Approximately how large is Oklahoma in square miles? (a) 69,900 (b) 73,200 (c) 57,500 3. The name Oklahoma comes from what Native American language? (a) Chippewa (b) Choctaw (c) Cherokee

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5 Letter Words Socorro Caica Dusky Luzon Pygmy

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13 Letter Words

Bluebonnet Hengehenga

Fairy Lorikeet Little Corella

8 Letter Words 11 Letter Cardinal Words Cockatoo

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Green Rosella Painted Tiger Yellow Billed

7 Letter Words 10 Letter Words Scarlet

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