CBM BAY WEEKLY No. 48, December 2 - December 9, 2021 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

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Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade


Cold Water Warning, Plans for Electric Ferry, Barn Quilt Trail Founder Dies, Naptown Stars in AMFM Music Video page 4

GARDENING: Time to Bring in the Greens page 15

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The Return of Holiday Happenings


elcome to CBM Bay Weekly’s Holiday Happenings Guide, where we’re thrilled to announce that this year, the holidays are happening again! Last year’s pandemic Christmas meant that festive events in Chesapeake Country were canceled or very limited (boo!) but it also inspired people to lean into decorating their houses with over-the-top lights, inflatables and all manner of other adornments (yay!). A few holiday traditions were able to go on as planned last year—after all, drive-thru lights displays like Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park are tailor-made for social distancing. And we’re glad to see those traditions back in 2021. In fact, Bay Weekly continues its own tradition as a proud Lights on the Bay sponsor, all in the name of the good works carried out by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. (My little guys are already asking when we can go to Lights on the Bay—it’s been a favorite of ours since we began driving down each season from Baltimore.)

And as you’ll see in our new and improved guide (page 10), there’s a much more robust calendar of events for getting in the holiday spirit this year, including live performances and photos with Santa. At some Santa meet and greets, children will sit in a chair alongside the big guy in red, rather than on his lap. This is helpful to minimize germ spread and will also be a much better setup for those children who are terrified to be lifted into the lap of a strange, bearded man. I happen to live with two children who fall into this category. While we’re on the subject of Santa, we at Bay Weekly thought it might be fun to hold a little contest this holiday season. Who’s the best Santa in Chesapeake Country? You know, the one with the gentle smile and the authentic snowywhite beard. Or the one with just the right manner when speaking to kids. Or the one with the biggest heart, who collects toys for the needy at Christmas. Tell us about a Santa in your community, and they could be featured in our Christmas edition! See contest details below.

In the spirit of the holidays, we’ve also launched a new space in the paper for you to get to know the unique small businesses in our communities. Our brand-new section, Bay Business Briefs, is a place for companies to share their story. Our first business featured is Stardust Deluxe, a dream come to life for a Hollywood costumer who found herself living in Severna Park. She has taken her keen eye from the silver screen to retail in Annapolis Towne Center, where she sells one-of-a-kind apparel and other stylish pieces. Learn more about her in Bay Business Briefs on page 20. It’s time to put on the holiday tunes, open up the paper and see what’s happening this holiday season in Chesapeake Country. We’ve never been more pleased to tell you all about it. p —MEG WALBURN VIVIANO, CBM EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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Cold Water Warning, Plans for Electric Ferry, Barn Quilt Trail Founder Dies, Naptown Stars in AMFM Music Video ..................... 4 FEATURE

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Coast Guard asks boaters to wear a life jacket and dress for winter when the water is below 60 degrees. Photo: Cheryl Costello.



t’s an annual warning that bears repeating: Dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. While we’ve heard it before, cold-water tragedies continue to happen in the Bay region. So the U.S. Coast Guard is again urging boaters to prepare for the worst if you’re on the water this time of year. If the water’s under 60 degrees, it’s drysuit season. The day Bay Bulletin met up with the Coast Guard on Curtis Creek off the Patapsco River, the water was sparkling like diamonds and the air felt mild— t-shirt weather, even. But it was still late November, and the Coast Guard says we can’t be lured by the luster of beautiful water without preparing. “Dress for the water, not the weather,” Petty Officer 1st Class Donald Abey tells us. Abey says he relies on NOAA data to check local water temperatures. On this day, it was under 60 degrees. So despite the warmer air, the Coast Guard says to layer up. “We always recommend wearing a life jacket. A life jacket is your first line of defense when entering the water or just being on a boat in general. But if you go out on a beautiful day in a t-shirt and shorts, you’re going to have less layers of clothing to keep you warm in the event you cannot get out of the water,” says Abey. Bay Bulletin was there as a Coast Guard crew headed from the Patapsco into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where the water temperature factors into all the calls they respond to. “Any call that happens, we are now also thinking about the cold weather. So if there’s a boat that’s disabled in a shipping channel, that’s a problem. With the cold weather, cold water, cold air tem-

perature, it’s kind of getting higher on that distress list because of the potential of something happening.” And the Coast Guard is serious about avoiding unnecessary risk: we asked to ride along with a crew, but the agency said it wasn’t safe to take us since they don’t issue cold water gear for guests. “Hypothermia can happen even in waters you think are warm. But once that water temperature starts getting in the 70s, 60s, obviously 50s, your body can still go into hypothermia in those waters,” Abey says. The cold water may have played a role in the death of a waterman on Taylors Island in Dorchester County earlier this month. Dale McClain, 72, never returned from hand-tonging for oysters. His skiff turned up empty, and his body was later recovered in the area. The water temperature was 53 degrees, according to Neck District Volunteer Fire Chief Steve Webster. The Coast Guard follows a 1-10-1 guideline. “You have one minute to catch your breath. Then you have 10 minutes of meaningful movement. What that means is your dexterity is going to start to go away. So if you are not wearing a life jacket, if you are not against the hull of the boat or near land, you have only 10 minutes before you start losing feeling and dexterity in your extremities. And the last “1” is one hour of consciousness,” Abey says. And, the Coast Guard reminds us— waders are not a substitute for a life jacket or drysuit. USCG recently released a PSA stating, “Waders are great at keeping you warm and dry, but if you fall into the water they can act as an anchor, making a precarious situation much more dangerous if not paired with a life jacket.” Abey says Coast Guard crews will start gearing up as soon as water tem-

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peratures drop below 60 degrees. “Even on a beautiful day like this where it’s 70 degrees, we know that water temperature is cold, so we’re wearing our top level of defense drysuits to protect us from that water.” He also points out that alcohol consumption can add to the risk, because dehydration can accelerate hypothermia. The Coast Guard is constantly monitoring VHF Channel 16 in case of an emergency. And Abey encourages all boaters to tell someone where you are going in case you don’t make it home. Even if it’s a nice day and the water is sparkling.



he leaders of Annapolis and surrounding Anne Arundel County are pursuing a new mode of transportation around the often-gridlocked waterfront area—an electric ferry line. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and

County Executive Steuart Pittman envision an alternative to the Spa Creek Bridge to and from Eastport, and even an expansion to other public ferry landings. Bay Bulletin caught up with the mayor as he checked out an electric boat model on display during October’s U.S. Powerboat Show. Buckley envisions the future of downtown Annapolis transportation and it includes taking your bike onto an electric ferry. He wants us to be able to take the ferry to different stops from City Dock to Eastport. During the Annapolis Boat Shows in October, he took a test ride on a 100 percent electric boat made in Sweden. “It has no transom, so you can roll on and roll off with a bike or scooter or skateboard,” he demonstrated with his own bike. We met him in Eastport. “This would be the 5th Street ferry,” he showed us. “The 5th Street ferry would leave from 5th Street in Eastport and it would go to Burtis House at City Dock—a new reimagined City Dock where we are going to raise the dock 5-6 feet.” The electric ferry concept is just one part of Buckley’s plan for a revamped City Dock. State Senator Sarah Elfreth also got a ride on the electric boat, and so did Capt. John Martino, founder of the Annapolis School of Seamanship, CBM Bay Weekly’s sister company. The School of Seamanship hopes to provide captains for the ferry line— earning them valuable experience on the water. “We would be utilizing this platform to build sea hours for people who are looking to build a career—youngsters who are looking to start a career in the marine trades,” says Martino. Beyond the city of Annapolis, County Executive Steuart Pittman sees an opportunity for a whole network of these alternative transportation modes. “Electric ferries are the way of the future,” he proclaims. Pittman says he started talking about electric ferry use when a possible third span of the Bay Bridge was being debated. “There will be multiple sites, and there’s no better way to connect those tourists than by water. That gets cars off the road and it makes the experience a water experience.” A possible stop for a countywide electric ferry? Holly Beach Farm, a privately owned property south of the Bay Bridge on the Anne Arundel side. It’s currently owned by the Chesapeake Bay FoundaSee FERRY on page 6

An electric ferry boat like this one could soon travel between City Dock and Eastport. Photo: Cheryl Costello.

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tion, but the National Park Trust has proposed taking over management or ownership of the land. The location is part of the push for a National Recreation Area, which could bring federal dollars to provide better water access to the Bay. Pittman has also talked to leaders in Baltimore about possibly extending the ferries even further. That’s a long-term plan, but in the nearer future, Pittman says the concept would likely get started in Annapolis. “It will be a free ferry and you get to that ferry on a free trolley,” Buckley says. He even thinks the Annapolis Harbormaster could use the electric boats. And Capt. Martino sees the potential for boosting the marine trades industry. “I really like this as a pipeline to train new captains,” he says. City and county leaders say to pull the idea off, the ferry service would need multiple funding sources. “I think anybody who’s not thinking long term about that kind of transportation is missing the boat,” says Pittman.

Donna Sue Groves. Photo: Christy Farnbauch.

Thank you, Donna Sue Groves The legacy of Calvert County’s barn quilt trail BY WILLIAM SELLS


t was a simple thing, really. A portrait of a geometrically square quilt design painted on wood and hung on a barn. It was bright, beautiful, and a stunning contrast to the plain old planky barn, and gave passersby something to appreciate as they headed down endless roads. What caused this phenomenon to grow from one barn quilt square in 2001 to 90,000 squares throughout

North America by 2021? The answer: People. People like Donna Sue Groves of Adams County, Ohio. Without Donna Sue Groves, these “quilts” might never have gotten off the bed. Groves died November 13, 2021, after a long illness at the age of 73. But when she was 53, she promised she’d turn her mother’s quilt design into a piece of art the whole world (or at least the country) could admire and appreciate. It took a while, but she eventually fulfilled her promise and got that painted quilt square of wood up on the barn. Her mom loved it, but what transpired over the next few years was more than simple admiration and appreciation by those who saw it. Someone once said when a visitor eats and is thankful they help clear the table, but when they’re grateful they scrub the pots and pans. Well, it wasn’t long before Donna Sue realized folks were grateful and might like to see more barn quilt squares across Adams County and BAM—the quilt barn fever spread to more counties and then BAM! BAM! —more states got involved and then BAM! BAM! BAM!—Canada joined in as nails and screws were fastening works of art everywhere in North America. And it wasn’t just barns any more, but any place that wanted attention. What began as a way to show off a design became a way for a locale to show itself off to visitors. Barn quilt trails became a celebration not only of visitors who share a common love of the concept, but of those who host the squares. In Calvert County, many of the hosts greet visitors with stories of the past and how they came to be on the trail. It’s a celebration of people, of art and of community. Calvert County is the youngest of the barn quilt trails in Maryland. Garrett (garrettbarnquilts.org), Harford (visitharford.com/barn-quilts-of-harfordcounty), and Carroll (carrollbarnquilts.com) counties have established trails. Calvert Barn Quilt Trail Committee Chair, Sue Mills, says she got involved after a friend took the Garrett County tour in 2014, and asked if there was one in Calvert. Mills quickly learned there wasn’t one and upon retirement began researching Donna Sue Groves and the impact the trails have had on their communities. Twenty-two squares now comprise the Calvert trail with more to come. Mills says it has been a labor of love brought about by a community of artists and supporters working together. “Every quilt pattern tells a story,” says Mills, 67. “And every host has a story about why it was chosen for placement, whether a farmer or museum curator, each story is important… And maybe in Donna Sue’s memory we can take an extra moment to appreciate the beauty

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Davonne D’Neil (top) and the Naptown Brass Band are just some of the 70 performers featured in an AMFM music video all about Annapolis. Photos courtesy Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM). in each design, each color, each careful consideration of the message conveyed. Or maybe just for the love of art and for the gifts she gave us.” The connections between quilters and barn quilt trail folks are easy to find, says Mills. “Everyone is willing to share the trials and errors they’ve encountered along the way. It’s these ‘people connections’ through art and community that inspires me to be involved and for that I thank Donna Sue Groves. She made the first connections.” A memorial fund has been established in Grove’s name. Contributions can be made to the Donna Sue Groves Arts & Culture Fund for Appalachian Ohio to continue her legacy of supporting the community she loved. The fund is hosted by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, with every dollar contributed matched as long as funds are available: appalachianohio.org/donnasue. To learn more about Donna Sue Grove and the barn quilt trails, watch the documentary film “Pieced Together,” which also aired on Maryland Public Television: piecedtogetherdoc.com.

Down in Naptown Annapolis Musicians Debut Music Video BY CHERYL COSTELLO


or this year’s Giving Tuesday, the global generosity movement that traditionally follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, an Annapolis-based group that supports struggling musicians came up with an idea. The Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM) debuted a first-of-itskind song and video this week, featuring more than 70 local musicians ages 7 to 73. The song “(This is the Way We Do It) Down in Naptown” is performed at landmark locations around the Annapolis area, by artists from established acts like Jimmie’s Chicken Shack and up-and-coming musicians like Daphne Eckman and Davonne D’Neil. The song channels the New Orleans brass band tradition, but also “features a diversity of distinctly Annapolis styles and instrumentation, from electronica to steel drums, pedal steel to a deejay scratching, and more,” according to AMFM. AMFM board member Leah Weiss emphasizes, “Everything about this video is

BAY BULLETIN local, including the production crew.” AMFM is a nonprofit created to provide temporary financial relief to professional musicians who count on gigs for their income. It supports musicians who can’t work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform—including closures linked to a global pandemic. AMFM stepped up big time to help with COVID-19 impacts, providing more than $200,000 in benefits solely for COVID relief to area musicians. The new song is catchy and full of energy. Jeff Muller, executive producer on the video, says it was quite a feat to pull off, working with 70 performers on a single song. The musicians all recorded their portion of the video separately. Muller worked with the Naptown Brass Band to record the base track you hear throughout the video. “We’ve never before done a project

AMFM is a nonprofit created to provide temporary financial relief to professional musicians who count on gigs for their income. It supports musicians who can’t work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. quite like this, bringing together such a wealth of Annapolis talent for one song,” says AMFM board president Matt McConville. “We’re building community during a time when our usual live events aren’t happening and we need music perhaps more than ever. This is a testament to the uniquely supportive and collaborative music community that Annapolitans enjoy.” With lines like, “Holland Beach down to Parole, ain’t no doubt that we got soul,” locals are sure to love the video. The State House, U.S. Naval Academy, and City Dock all make an appearance. Newer musician D’Neil says the video is about Annapolis taking care of its own. She hopes music fans get a sense of unity from the song. “That’s one thing I know the Annapolis community kind of pushes, and in the video you see everybody coming together—so many people from all walks of life,” she says. In addition to keeping professional musicians afloat, AMFM provides scholarship funds and grants to educate young Annapolis area musicians, with an emphasis on underserved communities. AMFM’s goal for the Giving Tuesday campaign is to raise $18,000. p Watch the video here: youtube.com/ watch?v=oO1sBN3tgp4

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Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. Photo: Bob Peterson Photography.

Zoo Lights at the Maryland Zoo. Photo: Maryland Zoo.

2021 ILLUMINATIONS Twinkling holiday lights fill Chesapeake Country, creating dazzling winter wonderlands of animation, hidden images and luminous seasonal spirits

ANNMARIE GARDEN IN LIGHTS Stroll a path thru woods glittering with illuminated one-of-a-kind light sculptures handmade by artists. Live entertainment nightly; shop the Ornament Show & Sale, and the Small Works Show, visit the holiday train display (thru Dec. 12). Special nights include Local Heroes Night, Wine & Lights Night (Dec. 2), Holiday Character

Nights (Dec. 5 & 19), Special Needs Night (Dec. 7), Merry Menagerie Night (Dec. 9), Santa Night (Dec. 12), Golf Cart Tours (Dec. 13 & 28) and Pet Night (Jan. 1). Daily 5-9pm, thru Jan. 2 (closed Dec. 6 & 7, 24 & 25), Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $12 w/discounts: annmariegarden.org.

FAIR FAMILY CHRISTMAS Experience a drive-thru holiday dis-


play; proceeds benefit the Anne Arundel Co. Food Bank. FSaSu 7-10pm, thru Dec. 19, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, $10/vehicle, Facebook: @aacofair.

LIGHTS ON THE BAY Lights on the Bay transforms Sandy Point State Park into a gleaming winter world with over 60 elaborate animated displays. Cruise through two sparkling

miles to see North Pole scenes, penguins, a colonial village, a giant red teddy bear, midshipmen, Chessie and more; purchase 3D glasses for extra effects ($5). Benefits Anne Arundel SPCA. Daily thru Jan. 2; 5-10pm rain or shine, Sandy Point State Park, $20/car, $30/passenger van or minibus, $50/bus, special discount nights info online: lightsonthebay.org.


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Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park. Photo: Visit Annapolis.

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. Photo courtesy EYC.

NORTH POLE LIGHTS WALK Walk through Willow Oak’s glittery Winter Wonderland to see flower fairies decorate the gazebo, visit Polar Bear Central, the Gingerbread House, the Train Garden Gazebo and the Enchanted Fairy Garden. Santa visits children in the garden cabin (FSa). ThFSa 4:307:30pm, thru Dec. 30, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn, $8 w/ discounts: willowoakherbs.com.

SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS This dazzling display of holiday lights is over 25 years old. See more than 100 largerthan-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of over 300,000

bulbs. On Dec. 8, bring your dog to walk the path during Tail Lights (6-7:30pm, $10/person). Welcome 2022 early with a walk thru the lights followed by fireworks display Dec. 31 (5:30-7:30pm, $15/person or $50 for family of 4). Drive-thru daily thru Jan. 2 (except on walk-thru nights; closed Dec. 6 & 7, 13 & 14), M-F 6-10pm; SaSu 5-10pm, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, $20/vehicle: merriweatherlights.com.

WATKINS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Cruise a 3-mile loop through Watkins Regional Park’s winter wonderland. Over a million lights form dazzling displays of archways, fairytale characters and holiday scenes. Bring canned goods dona-

tion to aid local food banks. Daily 5-9:30pm, thru Jan. 2, Watkins Park, Upper Marlboro, note: New entrance this year at Rt. 202/Largo Rd.; $10/car w/discounts: pgparks.com/742/Festival-of-Lights.

5:30-9:30pm, thru Jan. 1, Northside Park, Ocean City, $5 w/discounts: ococean.com/ events/winterfest-holidays.


Zoo Lights is a seasonal after-hours spectacle that begins at Eagle Gate and proceeds down Buffalo Yard Road as guests follow a lit winding path past dazzling displays including some favorite animals reimagined as light sculptures. Guests can walk the event on foot FSaSu (5-8pm) or drive-thru WTh (5-8pm), thru Jan. 2, $33/vehicle for drive-thru, $28/person for walk-thru; advanced timed ticket req’d: marylandzoo.org/ZooLights. p

Make the drive to Ocean City for this walk-thru illumination and see how the beachfront town sparkles. Walk the animated light displays along a paved path, sip hot chocolate, take a photo with Santa, visit the gift shop and walk through the array of holiday exhibits. Come see the 50-foot Christmas tree put on a show and soak up all of the holiday spirit. Leashed dogs welcome on Wednesday nights. W-Su


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T’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME of the year and Chesapeake Country is in the mood for some holiday cheer. To help you make the most of this special season, CBM Bay Weekly has compiled this guide to our favorite holiday events, including where to meet Santa, find a holiday train garden or do some festive shopping. For those looking for walk-

through and drive-through light displays, check out our guide to Illuminations on page 8. To keep us all healthy and safe, some locations require face masks and proof of vaccinations, please check before you attend if you have questions. From all of us at Bay Weekly, get out there and make some magic!


offered by the Department of Music. Messiah is an oratorio composed by George Frideric Handel in 1741. It is Handel’s most famous work and among the most popular works in Western choral literature. 2pm, Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Rd., free, RSVP: smcm.edu/messiah.

Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy Dec. 4 & 5: Spend the afternoon at the Captain Avery Museum for scenes from the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, performed by members of South County’s own National Ballet Company. Tea, hot cocoa, finger foods, and treats will be served. And, kids can expect a visit from Santa, too! SaSu 1pm, Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side, $25 w/discounts, RSVP: captainaverymuseum.org.

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A Broadway Holiday Dec. 9-26: This original holiday musical sold out the last season it was produced so the Classic Theatre of Maryland has updated their confection of holiday show-stoppers with new song and dance numbers, performed by Broadway performers and a live band. ThSu 7:30pm, F 8pm, plus Dec. 24 6pm, Dec. 26 7:30pm (no show Dec. 23), Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis, $55-$68 w/discounts, RSVP: classictheatremaryland.org.

A Celebration of Christmas Dec. 10: This long-running tradition features the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Chorus performing a sleigh full of holiday musical cheer along with special guests. 8pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, $61 w/ discounts, RSVP: marylandhall.org.

St. Mary’s College Chamber Singers Dec. 11: The St. Mary’s College of Maryland chamber singers with orchestra under the direction of Larry Vote, professor of music, will perform Handel’s Messiah. The concert is an annual event

Dec. 11-19: Discover the wonder of this timeless holiday tradition and allow yourself to be magically swept away by the tale of the young heroine Clara and her adventures to rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen’s evil spell. Travel with Clara through the whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets to the place where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas, and the wonder of the child merge to reveal her destiny. Experience the power and beauty anew as the mysterious Drosselmeier transports you and Clara to capture the spirit of the holiday season through the language of

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dance and theatre. Sa 7pm, Su 1:30pm & 4:30pm, virtual options available, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, $47 w/discounts, RSVP: balletmaryland.org.

iday tradition. FSa 8pm, Su 3pm, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Church Circle, Annapolis, $40, RSVP: liveartsmd.org.

Newtowne Players’ Elf The Musical

Dec. 19: Watch a performance of a Christmas play plus a handbell ensemble. 11:45am, South River Bible Church, 744 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, free: southriverbiblechurch.org.

Thru Dec. 12: Experience the story of Buddy, the orphan human elf, who travels to New York City to find his birth father. FSa 8pm, SaSu 3:30pm, Three Notch Theatre, Lexington Park, $18 w/ discounts, RSVP: newtowneplayers.org.

The Colonial Players’ A Christmas Carol Thru Dec. 12: This production was written for The Colonial Players by local playwright Rick Wade and composer Dick Gessner over 40 years ago and has been a family favorite and Annapolis holiday tradition ever since. This year’s production is directed by Sarah Wade with music direction by Trevor Greenfield; Also available for streaming for the first time ever. ThFSaSu 8pm, Colonial Players Theatre, Annapolis, $10 (both in-person or streaming), RSVP: thecolonialplayers.org.

Twin Beach Players’ The Ghost Before Christmas Thru Dec. 12: Twin Beach Players present this play, written by Rick Thompson, based on The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, one of five Christmas novels written by Charles Dickens. FSa 7pm, Su 3pm, North Beach Boys & Girl Club, $15 w/discounts, RSVP: twinbeachplayers.org.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Dec. 17: Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world. Sultans of String’s Christmas Caravan delivers an exuberant performance featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favorites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. 8pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, $79-$119 w/ discounts, RSVP: annapolissymphony.org

Annapolis Chorale’s Messiah Dec. 17-19: The Annapolis Chorale performs Handel’s Messiah with the Chamber Orchestra in this beloved hol-

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Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s A Christmas Carol Thru Dec. 26: Charles Dickens’ story was created to inspire a spirit of charity toward those less fortunate. This Helen Hayes Awards–recommended original production of this classic story has become an annual holiday tradition, delighting patrons of all ages. FSa 8pm, SaSu 2pm, Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis, $68 w/discounts, RSVP: classictheatremaryland.org.

SANTA SIGHTINGS Deale Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 4: Meet at the circle in front of BB&T and Schwartz Realty for caroling, live music, performances by Slater’s Dancers, hot cocoa, coffee, treats and a visit from Santa plus the lighting of the Crab Basket Tree. Sponsored by the Deale Merchants Association. 6pm, Deale, Facebook: Deale Christmas Tree Lighting.

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Solomons Christmas Walk Dec. 4: Stroll along the riverwalk listening to carols, watching live performances and then a parade with the Solomons Volunteer Recue Fire Dept., then the Solomons gazebo Christmas tree is lit and a boat parade begins (see below). Visit the Calvert Marine Museum (free admission, 6-9pm) to see Santa, the otter mascot, make holiday crafts and enjoy coffee, hot cocoa and cookies.

Dine with Santa Dec. 14 & 19: Kids enjoy dinner (Dec. 14, 6-8pm) or breakfast (Dec. 10, 10amnoon) with the Jolly Old Elf in an authentic diner setting. Double T Diner, Annapolis: 410-571-9070. CONTINUED O


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and Sensory Santa also available. M-Sa 10am-8pm, Su 11am-7pm, Westfield Annapolis Mall, RSVP: westfield.com/ annapolis/event-detail/Visit-Santa-

St. Nick at Marley Station Thru Dec. 24: Take a socially distanced photo with Santa with Cherry Hill Programs. FSa10am-8pm, Su noon-6pm, M-Th 11am-7pm, Marley Station Mall, Glen Burnie, RSVP: whereissanta.com.

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Mrs. Claus at Greenstreet Gardens. Photo courtesy Greenstreet Gardens.

Santa Cruises North Beach Dec. 18: Santa has traded in his sleigh for a golf cart and he will cruise around the Town of North Beach to visit with all the boys and girls. Santa’s golf cart will visit neighborhoods and children are invited to come outside when he arrives to put their letters in his special mailbox. 1-3pm, North Beach: info@northbeachmd.org.

Santa Comes to Homestead Gardens Thru Dec. 19: Kids can tell Santa their wishes in a safe, comfortable setting in the greenhouse, where parents can also take photos; no walk-ups. Note: Santa will seat guests next to him, not in his lap. Sa 10am-4pm, Su noon-4pm, Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville & Severna Park, RSVP: homesteadgardens.com.

Santa Visits Greenstreet Gardens Thru Dec. 19: Stroll through the garden center with a cup of hot cider and discover a holiday wonderland filled with fresh greens and décor for every taste. Step into the nursery to find your perfect Christmas tree. Don’t forget to sign up to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and deliver your letter in person. SaSu 11am-3pm, Lothian, RSVP: greenstreetgardens.com.

Dec. 2, 9 & 16: Shop ’til you drop at this marathon of Christmas cheer and commerce. Stores stay open until the witching hour on the first of Downtown Annapolis’s three nights of sales, discounts and holiday festivities along Main St., Maryland Ave., West Street, and City Dock. Take the free circulator bus. 4pm-midnight, downtown Annapolis: downtownannapolispartnership.org.

Mustard Seed Shop Dec. 4, 11, 18: This unique thrift shop has extended hours for holiday shopping every Saturday until Christmas. 9am4pm, Faith Assembly of God Impact Center, Lothian: 410-867-0707.

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Dec. 2-12: See and shop at this holiday gift show featuring 50 artists working in a variety of mediums, offering original and giclee painting, pottery, fabric art, glass work, photography, woodcraft, sculpture, mixed media and more. Sneak peek Dec. 2, 5:30-8pm; show open FSa 10am-7pm, Su 11am-5pm, 179 Mitchells Chance Rd., Edgewater: muddycreekartistsguild.org..

Dec. 8: Grab your gal pals and head to Homestead Gardens two locations to sample, shop, sip & stroll thru the showrooms, greenhouses and nursery. Enjoy savory samplings and libations as you stroll through 30 themed Christmas trees, finding inspiration for home decor, gifting and holiday traditions. Photographer Jay Fleming will be at the Davidsonville location signing copies of his new book, Island Life. At the Severna Park store, enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar hosted by Wellness House of Annapolis, an organization that supports cancer patients, survivors, and their families. 6-9pm, Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville & Severna Park: homesteadgardens.com.

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Dec. 3: Stop in to see the store decked out for the holidays plus shop for antiques and accessories. Wine, cheese and appetizers served. 5-7:30pm, A Vintage Deale, 655 Deale Rd., Deale, Facebook @avintagedeale.

Dec. 18: Shop local artists and vendors such as My Fancy Finds, the Nicki Palermo Group, Swamp Witch Metals, Chesapeake Paddle Sports, Kim’s Crystals, Leila’s Treats, Seint Makeup, It’s Essential Candles & Lotion, plus enjoy hot cocoa bombs, holiday tumblers, artwork, jewelry and crafts; plus guest passes to try the gym, membership and personal training specials. 8am-noon, Chesapeake Health & Fitness, Deale: chesfitclub.com.

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Cocktails and Gowns Dec. 3: Stop by this new business to find your next holiday party outfit. All dresses will be marked down 40 to 60 percent off during this event. 5-8pm, Stardust Deluxe, Annapolis Town Center: startdustdeluxe.com.

Small Gems at McBride Gallery Thru Dec. 31: See and shop this exhibit of small scale artworks by 16 McBride Gallery artists and guests, including Christmas cards by Carol Dyer. Daily thru Dec., McBride Gallery, Annapolis: www.mcbridegallery.com

Santa’s Cottage Thru Dec. 23: Experience the magic and capture the spirit of the holiday season with a visit to Santa’s Cottage to meet Saint Nick and take home a photo. Visit with Santa’s better half, Mrs. Claus, Saturdays (1-3pm) thru Dec. 18, while waiting for your turn with the jolly old elf. Take home a photo of Santa with your pet Tuesdays thru Dec. 21 (5-8pm). 11am8pm, Annapolis Town Center, RSVP: annapolistowncenter.com/santa.

SWEET CELEBRATIONS Darnall’s Chance Gingerbread House Show

Santa at Westfield Annapolis Thru Dec. 24: Meet with the big guy for a Santa Magic photo experience from Cherry Hill Programs; sessions for pets

Gingerbread Houses. Photo: Homestead Gardens.

A Main Street storefront decorated for the season. Photo: Visit Annapolis.

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Dec. 3 thru 19: View a village of elaborate constructions made by gingerbread architects of many ages; vote for your favorite in the Viewer’s Choice Awards— but no nibbling! FSaSu Noon-5pm, Darnall’s Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro, $2: 301-952-8010.

Dec. 5: Nancy Baker is a Maryland based food artist who has appeared on the Food Network’s Halloween Wars. Whether it’s chiseling away at blocks of cheese, or strategically stringing together strips of bacon, Baker is an accomplished and uniquely versatile food artist always starving to learn about and use new mediums. Watch her create a gingerbread house too beautiful to eat. Noon-3pm, Homestead Gardens, Severna Park: homesteadgardens.com.

Annapolis Chocolate Binge Dec. 5: Chocolate lovers rejoice in a day to celebrate the art of chocolate. Buy treats from over two dozen chocolate vendors, shop local artists’ wares, plus live music, performances and games. After the festival the West Street/Annapolis Arts District illuminates the Holiday light Canopy. Noon-5pm, Inner West St., Annapolis, $5: annapolischocolatebingefestival.com.

TREES & TRAINS Homestead for the Holidays Thru Dec. 20: The store, nursery, and greenhouse are decorated with dozens of beautiful full-size and tabletop trees and doorways to inspire holiday decorating. For the 31st year, Homestead’s railroad will be on display in the greenhouse, remodeled and enlarged. Watch trains rumble down the track and see animatronics at work in Santa’s workshop. Eight-foot nutcrackers and talking reindeer delight kids of all ages. In the outside nursery, the fire roars and a huge tree lights up the sky. Enjoy holiday music on weekends. M-F 9am-8pm, Sa 8am-8pm, Su 9am-6pm, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville: homesteadgardens.com.

B&O Festival of Trains Dec. 6 thru Jan. 2: See Baltimore’s largest holiday display of model train layouts, plus the new Model Train Gallery featuring a painstakingly crafted HO Scale model layout of Baltimore in 1997. Visit Santa’s Winter Village, take a ride on the Reindeer Railway, and take photos with Santa. Special events every weekend including Polar Express Train Rides. Daily 10am-4pm, B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, prices vary with activity, RSVP: borail.org/events/hfot.

St. Clement’s Island Museum Christmas Doll & Train Exhibit Thru Jan. 3: Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls, classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum; write a letter to Santa, read a holiday book or try your hand at operating the model trains. Noon-4pm daily (closed Dec. 24 & 25), St. Clement’s Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, $3 w/ discounts, Facebook: @SCIMuseum.


rated and lighted boats parade from the Solomons Yachting Center up the Patuxent River to the bridge and back down to the Riverwalk in this annual event coordinated by Solomons Island Yacht Club, Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron, Solomons Yachting Center, Sail Solomons and Southern Maryland Sailing Association. Parade 6pm, Solomons, solomonsmaryland.com.

Thru Jan. 9: Volunteers from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church construct a new, intricate web of train tracks and interactive winter villages for this annual display. Trains are laid out on three 18-foot-by-20-foot levels. You’ll find a winter scene, the Orioles and Ravens stadiums, a NASCAR racecar track, an elaborate carnival, a working airport, a house on fire, a town and a beach and, of course, Thomas the Train. Donations accepted for the church food pantry and emergency fund. FSa 10am-9pm, Su noon-6pm, Marley Station Mall between Sears and Macy’s, Glen Burnie: tinyurl.com/HolidayTrainGarden.

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade Dec. 11: Lighting the Annapolis harbor for decades, this glittering parade features several dozen illuminated power and sail boats that travel the waterfront in two fleets: one circles in front of Eastport, City Dock and the Naval Academy seawall; the other cruises the length of Spa Creek. Arrive early for a spot. 6-8pm, from Eastport Yacht Club to Naval Academy seawall: eastportyc.org/lights-parade.

HOLIDAY TOURS Colonial Yuletide in Annapolis Dec. 4: Celebrate a colonial holiday like it was 1771. Learn about holiday traditions of 18th-century Annapolis and hear stories of Christmas past from living historians who bring historic homes to life. As you stroll through the Georgian mansion’s bedecked hallways, you may encounter William and Mary Paca and their friends filling the home with laughter, gossip and political news. Enjoy music by the Bedlam group as you stroll the grand rooms and learn about 18th-century dining and hospitality. Continue the celebration at Hogshead Tavern where you meet merry craftspeople who with games of chance, drinks and music. 2-6pm, William Paca House & Hogshead, Annapolis, $10 w/discounts, RSVP: Annapolis.org.

Rising Sun Inn Candlelight Tour Dec. 4: The Rising Sun Inn, with a history spanning four centuries, has wit-

Jolly Express. Photo: Sabrina Raymond.

Deale Parade of Lights nessed both public and private Christmas celebrations from the colonial era through today. Learn more about the inn, the Christmas traditions of the region and enjoy a sampling of colonial fare. 6-10pm, Rising Sun Inn, 1090 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, $18 w/discounts, RSVP: risingsuninn.org.

A Dutch American Christmas Dec. 11: Families are invited to the mansion for a day of holiday stories and crafts; children enjoy storytime amidst the splendor of the ballroom decorated for the season and then create holiday decorations and learn about Dutch Christmas traditions. 10-11am, Hammond Harwood House, Annapolis, $12 w/discounts, RSVP: hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Holiday Candlelight Stroll Thru Dec. 18: Glowing lanterns light your way as you stroll along the centuries-old brick lined streets of Maryland’s capital city adorned for the holidays. A period-attired guide will share holiday traditions of times past against the backdrop of colonial mansions, Victorian homes, and quaint shops. FSa 7-8:30pm, (no tour Dec. 11), Tour departs from Market House Park, Annapolis, $25 w/discounts, RSVP: watermarkjourney.com.

CHRISTMAS ON THE WATER Solomons Boat Parade Dec. 4: Visit the Christmas Walk, now in its 38th year, and stay to watch deco-

Dec. 15: Watch decorated boats cruise along Rockhold Creek, passing Happy Harbor, Dockside, and Skippers Pier restaurants as they compete for prizes and bragging rights. 5pm, Deale, Facebook @DealeMdParadeofLights.

Jolly Express Cruise Thru Dec. 31: Hop aboard Miss Anne all decked out for the holidays for a Spa Creek “sleigh ride” on the Jolly Express with Captain Santa at the helm. Miss Anne will be adorned in reindeer spirit for an intimate cruise that includes hot cocoa, holiday music, and good cheer. Bring your own blankets. FSaSu 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, (no cruise Dec. 11, 24 & 25) 45-minute cruise departs from City Dock, Annapolis, $25 w/discounts, RSVP: watermarkjourney.com. p



Twin Beach Players’ The Ghost Before Christmas


ictorian London, ghostly midnight visits, and a heart forever changed just in time for Christmas. Most of us immediately recognize the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. But did you know Dickens penned other holiday tales featuring ghosts? One such overlooked novella is The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time, published in 1848. Commonly known as The Haunted Man, the story revolves around Pericles Redlaw, an unmarried professor who is haunted by both a literal ghost and the specter of his own regret and sorrow. One night he is visited by a ghost that offers Redlaw, and all whom he encoun-

ters, the ability to forget all heartache. He accepts, but in doing so, condemns himself and others to also forget the values of compassion and forgiveness. Calvert County playwright Rick Thompson has adapted The Haunted Man for the Twin Beach Player’s current stage production of The Ghost Before Christmas. Under the direction of Sid Curl, William Righter shines as the tormented Redlaw, a man dominated by memories of his life’s disappointments and tragedies. Alexys Adams delivers a graceful, mature performance as The Phantom. Aidan Davis and Katie Evans, as the quarrelsome Andrew and Sophia Tetterby, provide comedic relief with in-

Twin Beach Players’ members of the chorus. Photo: Twin Beach Players. step timing and passionate delivery. Terri McKinstry gives a standout performance as the benevolent Mrs. William whose goodness has the power to restore humanity. Robert Sebo and Robert Rausch are endearing as her husband and his elderly father. Sixthgrader Charlie Villafaña makes his stage debut as the child who is impervious to the “gift.” The Twin Beach Players’ many young performers serve as

Victorian townspeople who serenade the audience with carols between scenes. If you are in the mood for a seasonal heart-warming story, true to the spirit of Dickens, this production runs through Dec. 12. (FSa 7pm, Su 3pm). With a twohour run-time, this production may not be for suitable for those with short attention spans. Shows performed at the Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Ave., Chesapeake Beach. Tickets: twinbeachplayers.com. p

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See the Art of Criticism exhibit by Dee Marques, presented by Maryland Hall and B.L.A.C.K. Excel. 5:30-7pm, Openshaw Balcony Gallery, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, free: MarylandHall.org. FRIDAY DECEMBER 3

Homestead Santa Paws

Get your pet’s photo with Santa. 4-7pm, Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville: homesteadgardens.com. SATURDAY DECEMBER 4

Bird Walk

Learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound on this guided hike (ages 12+). 7-10am, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6 vehicle fee, RSVP: www.jugbay.org.

Holiday Maker’s Market

Browse a festive variety of market booths featuring unique jewelry, pottery, beauty products, home decor, small batch foods, and more. 9am-2pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, free: annmariegarden.org.

Use fresh-cut greens to help design a holiday centerpiece (ages 12+). 10am-noon, Historic St. Mary’s City, $40 w/discounts, RSVP: hsmcdigshistory.org.

Candy Cane Steam Bending

Marvel as maritime educators demonstrate woodworking techniques to bend wood and transform a piece of wood into a holiday keepsake. 10am-3pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $9 w/discounts: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

London Towne Craft Show

Shop handmade, homemade crafts and art work. Visit Santa’s workshop and get a photo with Santa (noon-3pm). 10am-3pm, London Towne Clubhouse, 170 Mayo Rd., Edgewater: ltpoa.info.

Holiday Market

Shop wares from artists, crafters, plus live music, food trucks, hot beverages, a wreath-making workshop, a Carolina snowflake activity and Holidays-On-TheFarm photo booth. 10am-5pm, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, RSVP for workshops: jefpat.maryland.gov.

Calvert Santa Paws

Bring your cat, dog or small mammal for a photo with Santa; donations benefit the shelter. 11am-3pm, Linda L. Kel-

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Children and pets welcome for photos with Sandy, plus a bake sale and holiday shopping. Noon-4pm, Calvert Animal Welfare League, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick: cawlrescue.org.

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ACLT Volksmarch

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of this land preservation group with a hike on the new Holly Hill Trail, plus lunch and live music. Noon-2pm, American Chestnut Land Trust, Prince Frederick, $12 w/lunch, $5 without, RSVP: acltweb.org.

Speaker is James Maher on street photography. 7pm, RSVP for Zoom link: president@digitalphotoclub.net.

Drive-Thru Nativity

Preschoolers read Jan Brett’s The Mitten, then make a craft, sing songs and explore. 10-11:30am, William Paca House, Annapolis, $10 w/discounts, RSVP: Annapolis.org.

5-7pm, Davidsonville UMC, 819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, free: dumc.net.

Christmas Campfire

Town residents and guests warm up around a campfire with hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting. 5:30-7pm, North Beach beach area: northbeachmd.org/christmas-beach.

Chesapeake Chorale

Chorale presents its 40th season with a holiday concert including songs of joy and yuletide cheer. 7:30pm, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Crofton, $18 w/ discounts, RSVP: chesapeakechorale.org. SUNDAY DECEMBER 5

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Mitchell Gallery Book Club

Take an online tour of the exhibit, followed by a discussion of Winslow Homer in Gloucester by D. Scott Atkinson and Jochen Wierich. 2:30-4:30pm, RSVP: lucinda.edinberg@sjc.edu. PLAN AHEAD

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Time to Bring in the Greens


s the calendar turns toward the winter solstice and all the leaves fall to the earth, the chill in the air sets the stage for the evergreens to shine. Nothing brings the holiday season more alive to me than the scent and symbolism of evergreens. The ancients considered evergreens magical in that they stayed green when everything else seemed to die. They were a symbol of eternal life. The shortest day of the year (usually around Dec. 20 or 21) signaled the beginning of the most difficult time for agricultural societies. Yet ancient people from Ireland to the breadth of the Mediterranean observed the solstice with merrymaking and indulgence. On that day the waning sun signifies the summer light slowly but surely returning, so solstice festivals expressed people’s joy in the new light born during the darkest night, as well as their hope for survival through winter’s hardship, which the evergreens signified. To me, the scent of evergreens throughout the house evokes these past times. Making wreaths and garlands will scent your home or even just putting branches in a vase of water. One of my favorite evergreens with steadfast needle retention that does

not crumble onto the floor are firs. Balsam fir, Fraser fir, noble fir and grand fir grow slowly and are extremely aromatic. Legend says the fir tree was chosen to represent Christmas when Christianity was first taught to the Vikings. Faith, hope and charity were sent as messengers to seek out and light the first Christmas tree. They sought a tree as high as “hope”, as wide as love and with the sign of the cross on every bough. If you examine the ends of the branches on a fir tree, you will see the symbol of the cross. Making a wreath is fun. All you need is a backing, which can be a metal ring, grapevine ring or straw backing. I like to use an easy clamp metal ring from Kelco Company in Maine. Cut your bunches of greens about 10- to 12-inches long for a 10-inch backing. Layer a cluster of greens into the clamp then just bend the wires down to hold the greens in place. If you don’t have a clamp, use florist wire attached to the wreath’s backing and then add your cluster of greens and wrap the wire tightly around the bottom end of the cluster. Add your next cluster overlapping slightly over the first cluster. Continue going in the same direction



Gadwalls on the Canal


hile taking a recent bike ride on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal towpath, I saw many ducks and geese in the canal. Because they see so many people pass by, the birds were calm enough to be observed up close. They all seemed to be enjoying the duckweed that had collected on the up-wind water’s surface. I could hear the geese slurping up the tiny green plants, while mallard ducks were making smacking sounds as they were feeding. At the edge of a gaggle of geese were two small ducks that were quietly skimming up the duckweed. Although


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migrate farther and frequently end up in Central and South America. Also, they spend more time in open water and when the young hatch, the mother will take them away from the shore and into open water. Mallards tend to prefer to stay near the shore. Gadwalls like mallards are omnivores, eating insects, fish, amphibians but mostly plant material. Cornell Ornithology describes the gadwalls as a species that prefers eating the stems of underwater plants rather than the leaves. Gadwall hens look like mallard hens but the gadwall drake (males) has a very complex finely detailed pattern in the gray feathers of its chest and sides. It looks like a pen and ink sketch. To add ornamentation, several loose light brown feathers drape down from its back. They also have a black tail end and dark eyebrows. Gadwall ducks are listed as being common but they are generally skittish and hard to approach. On previous encounters, the few that I have seen were beyond 50 yards away. They can be found at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and along the Potomac River. There may be some still hanging out along the C&O Canal. p

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A Look at the 2022 Angling Season I

t’s finally too cold to fish the Chesapeake and I’ve put my skiff up for the year. Unless you’re young and foolhardy, a status I long ago lament leaving, one has to be content to contemplate the coming year in relative comfort. The 2021 rockfish season started off well enough and we boated some nice fish in May. After the initial phase, however, not much happened worthy of celebration. The fish did their best but most were young and few were tackle-busters. The white perch took up the slack as they often do, but our recent years of numerous big Bay stripers had been too many and too enjoyable not to be sorely missed in their absence. Next year, I plan to concentrate heavily on the first part of the rockfish season when some of those larger, spring migrating fish remain in our waters. I doubt we’ll see much of a resident population resurgence next year, especially considering the poor spawn numbers indicated by the 2021 Young of Year Survey but hope springs eternal. You just never know

season in the Chesapeake closes Dec. 10 but fishing is on fire in the Upper Bay with 20-30 pounders being reported plus pickerel fishing in fresher tributary waters is coming on strong, as always. The rockfish season remains open in the Atlantic year round and Ocean City anglers report excellent black sea bass and tautog fishing on the wrecks and near shore structures. The run of big offshore rockfish into the surf line has not started up yet but is due any day. FISHFINDER

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what’s really happening out in Bay waters. Blue catfish and northern snakeheads just may be the saving grace of the earlier months of 2022. It’s a bit difficult to embrace the two species in place of traditional Tidewater natives, though they sure do taste good. The size of the blues is also a definite bonus. The blue catfish, native to the Mississippi River systems, were first introduced in the 1970s to the James River by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDW). Why they didn’t anticipate the fish would eventually migrate out into the Bay is just another governmental mystery but the blues are now showing up in increasing numbers throughout the Chesapeake. A world record sized 143-pound blue cat was caught in Virginia last year, the largest of three one-hundred pounders landed of late and I suspect one of that size will be swimming in the Chesapeake soon, if it isn’t already. They have voracious appetites and will eat almost anything. There are also a good number of channel catfish cruising the Bay and

the tributaries. Last year I inevitably got a few six pounders when targeting shoreline white perch with light spin gear. Throwing small Rooster Tails and Bert’s Perch Pounders, I hope to repeat that experience next season as well. Though each time I was sure I had hooked a record white perch, it was nice to hear my drag wailing away as the unseen fish headed for the horizon. The recovery policies put in place for rockfish by DNR, shorter seasons, a 19-inch minimum and a one fish limit, will continue. This should result in the eventual rebuilding of our striper stocks but the lack of any concurrent reduction in commercial harvests will mean it’s going to take over twice as long as it could to accomplish. It’s always been a puzzle to me as to why Maryland’s recreational anglers (over 300,000 strong) have always been given the distinctly lesser allocation of our fisheries resources, despite the fact that sport fishing participants and their financial contributions to state license and tax incomes plus rec generated business revenue in Maryland absolutely dwarfs that from the commercial fishing sector.

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The Chesapeake Bay, however, is nothing if not resilient and the persistent population declines of our rockfish, crabs, eels, menhaden, oysters and clam populations may eventually be reversed and the Bay restored to its full potential. After all, hope springs eternal. p

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enedetta (Virginie Efira: Night Shift) has always heard the call of the Lord. Even as a child, she felt a personal connection to her town’s Virgin Mary shrine. Her wealthy merchant father agrees to pay for Benedetta to enter the convent (which charges a stiff fee to accept young women in counter-reformation Italy). But convent life isn’t quite what Benedetta expected. As a plague ravages the surrounding towns, the convent is more concerned with strict regulations, pious platitudes, and collecting money than easing suffering. At night, Benedetta dreams of Jesus, and the two have grand adventures. She believes that she’s being given prophecies and visions from God himself. During the day, the Mother Superior (Charlotte Rampling: Dune) regards Benedetta with suspicion and skepticism. Things change when Bartolomea (Daphne Patakia: OVNI(s)) crashes into the church, begging for sanctuary from her abusive family. She’s immediately denied—if she can’t pay, she can

receive no mercy from the church—but Benedetta intervenes, convincing her wealthy father to pay for Bartolomea. Benedetta’s visions become more intense, and Bartolomea’s attention becomes more pointed. Soon the two are having an affair, but Benedetta sees it as sanctioned by God rather than a sin. When Benedetta begins to display signs of the stigmata, the church can no longer ignore her proclamations. Is Benedetta a holy mouthpiece? Or has she merely decided to manipulate those around her as the church does? Just in time for the holidays, director Paul Verhoeven (Elle) presents a lurid musing on the hypocrisy of the Catholic church. Not quite a Christmas card, Benedetta is a deeply cynical film that features enough sex, scandal, and sacrilegious content to offend nearly everyone at the family holiday party. Seriously, don’t take the kids or your grandma with the weak heart to see this movie. The best part? It’s based on the true story of a lesbian nun who was revered as a saint and condemned as a sinner in 17th century Italy. Sure, Verhoeven plays fast and loose with the historical bits, but the actual account of Benedetta’s life will raise some eyebrows as well. Verhoeven has long had a history of salacious filmmaking, but when he’s at his best, all that provocation has a

Virginie Efira in Benedetta. point. Benedetta has a lot to say, but Verhoeven falters on his message at times, letting his Grand-Guignol aesthetic get in the way. The movie is at its best when it shows the machinations behind the church—where rising in the ranks and political clout are more important than the messages preached. Verhoeven also has a great sense of how easily zealots can be manipulated. He outlines how the church and Benedetta use fear to manipulate the townspeople, and how those fears breed violence. But by refusing to take a stand on whether his main character’s mysticism is purely for show or God-given, Verhoeven steps on his own message. Helping keep this movie from devolving into a sexploitation film are some truly remarkable performances from

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Efira and Rampling. Efira as the brilliant Benedetta transforms from true believer to shrewd manipulator. Opposing her is Rampling, as a world-weary nun who believes in the political power of the church more than the dogma. It’s an interesting clash, and one that produces some of the films best scenes. Benedetta is not a film that’s going to change anyone’s mind. If you’re devout, this will likely be a direct provocation. If you’re not big on the church, you’ll find many of your complaints confirmed. But if you’re interested in discussing how religion shapes society and behavior—or how Verhoeven’s tendency toward the sensational helps or hurts his intentions—Benedetta is an excellent conversation starter. Good Drama * R * 131 mins.


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Archaeologists in Israel have found a gold ring with a purple stone, believed to be amethyst, that they believe was used to ward off hangovers. The ring, dated to between the 3rd and 7th centuries, was discovered in the ruins of an ancient wine factory, United Press International reported. The Israeli Antiquities Authority said the ring probably belonged to a wealthy person who may have worn the ring to counteract the “side effects” of wine. The winery was known for its white Gaza variety.

‘Tis the Season

Cobb County (Georgia) Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard has, with tongue firmly in cheek, banned the Elf on the Shelf from his county, United Press International reported. Leonard said the elf poses “a risk to the emotional health and well-being of Cobb’s young children.” He tweeted that his order was a “gift to tired parents” because “When these Elves do not move, it leaves our children of tender years in states of extreme emotional distress.” But for those families who love their elves, carry on: There will be no charges.

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On Nov. 7, as four astronauts prepare to leave the International Space Station, they’ll have an extra “load” to carry, the Associated Press reported. The SpaceX capsule that will bring them back to Earth has a broken toilet, so the two NASA astronauts and one

each from France and Japan will be wearing what NASA calls “absorbent undergarments” for 20 hours. “Spaceflight is full of lots of little challenges,” said NASA astronaut Megan McArthur. “We’re not too worried about it.”

weird languages.” The victim told police that he was cleaning the toilet when Callen started punching him in the face and ribs. As a result, he lost two teeth and had a broken rib and bruised left eye.


• Firefighters in Syracuse, New York, were called to the Landmark Theatre on Nov. 5 after a person was heard calling for help inside the building, Fox News reported. An unidentified 39-year-old man was stuck behind a wall in the theater bathroom, completely naked, and was believed to have been there for two to three days. It was unclear how he managed to get behind the wall, but firefighters had to cut through several layers of drywall and structural tile to free him. Syracuse Deputy Fire Chief John Kane said the victim appeared to be uninjured and would probably be treated for dehydration. • Visitors to the lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo on Nov. 11 got an extra show when a woman wearing a blond wig and leopard-print shawl climbed over the barrier and spoke to a male lion, who was on the other side of a protective moat. The unidentified woman carried a bouquet of red roses and tossed $100 bills toward the lion as she addressed him: “King, I love you, I came back for you,” Fox News reported. By the time zoo officials reached the exhibit, the woman was gone, but they stressed that she was not in any danger. It is possible that the woman is Myah Autry, who pulled a similar stunt in 2019 at the same exhibit.

Emily Johnson of Vacaville, California, didn’t think it was time to go to the hospital when her contractions were 10 minutes apart on Nov. 4—but then they quickly started coming faster, and as Emily and her husband headed to the car, she knew it was too late. “I’m going to be here. This is my spot,” she said to her husband, Michael, according to KCRA-TV. Emily’s mom, Kristy Sparks, was with the couple and helped Emily deliver baby Thomas on the lawn just as rescue crews pulled up to the scene. “By the time they walked up to me, I had a baby in my arms crying,” Sparks said. “It was unreal.” Bonus: Emily will always be able to relive the scene because the entire event was caught on her doorbell camera. (Fortunately, Emily noted, she was facing away from the camera.)


Christopher Callen, 33, was charged with assaulting his roommate at the Monroe County Detention Center in Key West, Florida, on Nov. 4, The Smoking Gun reported. Callen told police that Amado Dominguez-Quevedo, 57, “farts too much, stinking up the cell” and doesn’t do a “courtesy flush” after using the toilet. Plus, Callen added, he “speaks


A Man and His Truck

Because of his battle with an incurable disease, Don Adan Arana of Puerto San Carlos, Mexico, was unable to enjoy the pickup truck his son had recently given him. Before he died, Arana told his family that he’d like to be buried in the truck so that he could make up for lost time, driving it in the afterlife, Oddity Central reported. On Nov. 4, a crane was used to lift the truck into a brick-lined tomb, and Arana’s coffin was placed in the truck’s bed. However, Arana’s family may have to pay a fine, as they didn’t receive authorization for the unconventional interment.

Recurring Themes

The Boulder (Colorado) Daily Camera reported that 39-year-old Jon Charles Streckenbach is facing charges of first-degree arson, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance after he used a blowtorch to rid his mother’s home of cobwebs on Nov. 2. He said he was using the torch in the crawlspace under the basement and worked for an hour to put out the fire before calling for help. His mother had a protection order against him but had been allowing him to stay with her because he was homeless. The flames caused $100,000 in damages—but the cobwebs are gone! p Send your weird news items with subject line WEIRD NEWS to WeirdNewsTips@amuniversal.com.

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