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Dads and the Reasons We Love Them


ather’s Day is a hard holiday for me and anyone else who lost their dad way too soon. Dads embody a different part of our hearts as children. They are our protectors, our champions, our wrestling partners. They tell terrible jokes. “Want to hear a joke about construction? I’m still working on it.” (My husband is steadily building up his own repertoire of Dad Jokes and we love him all the more for it.) They are masters of the grill and the remote. They are our coaches and our biggest sideline cheerleaders (and armchair quarterbacks). And yet, we often stumble trying to express our love, appreciation and gratitude for the men in our lives. The men who take their role as father pretty seriously. Science has been interested in figuring out “fatherly feelings” for a while now. Dads don’t experience the same biochemical bond between parent and child in the same way a woman does. Yet research shows that the father-child

bond makes a major contribution to a child’s life. A series of experiments by two neuroscientists at the University of Calgary in Alberta found that mouse dads’ brains sprout additional neurons following the birth of their pups. They developed neurons that responded specifically to the smell of their offspring and another set of new neurons grew in the hippocampus, possibly helping to cement the smell of the offspring into long-term memory. Physical contact with the pups, coupled with the smell, is what researchers think the key is to this development. So Dad’s brain may remember how you smell, but only if he is physically present with you. Hopefully, Dad forgets what you smelled like when you entered those stinky tween-teen years. I only had 13 years with my dad. But they were very important years. He taught me to fish, play softball, pitch a tent, paddle a canoe. He loved

me, my mom and my sisters fiercely. He believed that family and faith were the most important things in our lives. And that he wouldn’t let you back in the boat until you got up on those water skis. While I will never know what my life would have been like had he lived beyond age 42, I know my life is better for him being in it for as long as I had him. So on that note—go give your Dad a hug or a slap on the back. Let him know how much he means to you. Buy him something special. This Father’s Day Gift Guide is full of unique ideas sure to impress, most from local businesses. When you visit these establishments, mention you saw them in CBM Bay Weekly. They are part of our own little family, as are you, readers. p Kathy Knotts is managing editor of CBM Bay Weekly. Reach her at editor@bayweekly.com.

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e have a confession: Although all of our cats have our hearts, some just pull at our heartstrings a little more. Meet the beautiful, silky Miss Misty. After 11 years with the same owner, this sweet girl was surrendered to our rescue through absolutely no fault of her own. The end of May marked three weeks with us, and she’s still so sad, scared, and confused.

Some of us make special visits to hold her and pet her. She lets people pick her up, and she lays on our laps and purrs quietly. Misty sports a beautiful deep charcoal coat and captivating emerald green eyes. She makes intense eye contact, searching for some answers, reassurance that she’s gonna be okay, and most of all, love. So far, we’re letting her have her own space to gain her confidence and spirit back, so we don’t know just yet how she may be with other cats or animals. With the right patient owner, she very likely can be assimilated into a loving household with other pets, although probably with companions on the quieter, laidback side of life. She’s a healthy girl who needs consistency back in her life so that she can resume the comfy cat life she should be enjoying—we can’t wait to see her eating full meals and playing, but for now she’s still cautious and reserved. This baby deserves a good home, and we’re dedicated to finding it for her. Please consider this lovely lady as the missing piece of your home’s heart! You can meet Misty at Calvert Animal Welfare League, 1040 Prince Frederick. Call 410-535-9300 or visit cawlrescue.org.

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CONTENTS BAY BULLETIN Boats Damaged in Fire, Bridge Study Progress, Bad News for Crab Lovers?, Fire at Sailor Oyster Bar, Garden Centers Sued by County, Juneteenth Events, Fowler Wade-In, Police and Teens Team Up for Art, World’s Largest Swim Lesson ............................. 3 FEATURE Father’s Day Gift Guide ..................10 BAY PLANNER ....................... 14 MOVIEGOER.......................... 17 PLAYGOER............................. 17 CREATURE FEATURE .............. 18 GARDENING FOR HEALTH....... 18 SPORTING LIFE ..................... 19 MOON AND TIDES.................. 19 NEWS OF THE WEIRD.............. 20 PUZZLES............................... 21 CLASSIFIED........................... 22 SERVICE DIRECTORY............... 23 ON THE COVER: SCOTT HERBST OF SAILOR OYSTER BAR. PHOTO: GABRIELLE HERBST.

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major boat fire broke out at a marina just north of Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Luckily, no one was injured, but unluckily, the fire destroyed two boats and damaged three more, plus their surrounding finger piers. The Annapolis Police Department received multiple 911 calls just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Podickory Point Yacht Club marina. When firefighters arrived, a 40-foot boat was fully involved with flames and no one was on board. The fire then spread to the other boats, says Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Sheldon Neal. All three burning boats were docked at the time. Lt. Neal says no one was injured. Naval Support Activity (NSA), Calvert County Fire & Rescue, Baltimore City Fire Department, and the Queen Anne’s County Fire & EMS Commission all helped by responding to the fire. It ultimately took 69 firefighters approximately three hours to extinguish the fire. The fire caused an estimated $305,000 in damage. Annapolis Police say, “The initial cause of the fire is accidental, most likely an electrical malfunction.”

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ith a preliminary study on a possible new Chesapeake Bay crossing complete, Maryland transportation officials recommend building a new span alongside the existing two between Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties. The Federal Highway Administration has given preliminary approval to the plan, too. Now, Governor Larry Hogan has announced a second Bay Crossing Tier 2 Study to the tune of $28 million. It will “not only study the new crossing, but also look at solutions for the entire 22-mile corridor from the Severn River Bridge to the 50/301 split,” says Hogan. He says it’s a critical next step in establishing a new Bay crossing, as traffic worsens on US Route 50 and in the communities leading up to the bridge. Last Sunday, for example, westbound delays on 50 stretched 12.6 miles back from the bridge around 5 p.m., as many people returned home from the Eastern Shore. The Bay Crossing Tier 1 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) looked at several locations for possible crossings, along with a no-build alternative. It concluded that Corridor 7, the one containing the existing Bay Bridge, was most feasible. You can read the results at baycrossingstudy.com. Tier 2 will build upon those findings, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) says, “and identify specific

Primary Care & Behavioral Health Services for All Ages Same day appointments available Accepting most insurances The next phase of the Bay Bridge new crossing study would cost $28 million and take 4-5 years. Photo: baybridgecrossingstudy.com. alignment alternatives within Corridor 7, which is two miles wide and 22 miles long, from the Severn River Bridge in Anne Arundel County to the US 50/US 301 split in Queen Anne’s County.” MDTA Chairman and Transportation Secretary Jim Ports explains, “The Tier 2 study will identify and evaluate a NoBuild Alternative as well as various crossing alignments and types—such as a new bridge, a bridge/tunnel or replacement of existing spans.” MDTA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says it will engage with residents, communities, officials, and the general public on the Tier 2 study. “As we learned from the Tier 1 Study, the public’s contributions in this

process are invaluable,” says Ports. The MDTA Board is expected to vote on funding for the Tier 2 NEPA later this month. The study would take four to five years to complete. If one of the build routes is selected, there would be another step before final design, rightof-way acquisition, and construction. Building the bridge itself would cost up to $9 billion. If the Tier 2 study results in choosing a No-Build Alternative, no further action of any kind would be taken, according to MDTA. The Tier 1 study concluded that no-build options like ferry service, rail, bus and transportation system manage-

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ment wouldn’t solve the bridge crossing traffic problem as a stand-alone option. Tier 2 will look at how these no-build options could be used in conjunction with other alternatives, however. Additional information and public

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman issued a statement in support of the Tier 2 study, despite his previous opposition of all three Tier 1 Corridor possibilities that were located in Anne Arundel. participation opportunities for the Tier 2 NEPA Study will be posted to baycrossingstudy.com. Hogan has prioritized Bay Bridge fixes in recent years, completing a westbound re-decking project and removing toll booths at the bridge in favor of all-elec-

tric tolling to keep traffic moving. The bridge is also getting a new Automated Lane Closure System. It will replace the barrel-and-cone system, making it more efficient to convert to two-way operations and keep workers safer. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman issued a statement in support of the Tier 2 study, despite his previous opposition of all three Tier 1 Corridor possibilities that were located in Anne Arundel. Back in 2020, Pittman said, “Any of the three options will be severely disruptive to existing communities and sensitive environmental areas. All three options could destroy parks along the Chesapeake Bay, at a time when we are trying to expand public water access.” But last week, Pittman responded to Hogan’s Tier 2 announcement, saying, “I want to thank Governor Hogan for not only moving forward with the Bay Crossing Phase 2 Study, but also supporting our request to include the westbound approach to the bridge, so that the crippling traffic in the heart of our county can be addressed in a comprehensive way.” In his statement Pittman said he expects to “have a seat at the table” throughout the process, with input on environmental impacts and traffic bottleneck reduction.

With crab abundance at a record low, Maryland is considering bushel limits on males for the first time. Photo: Cheryl Costello



hen the Chesapeake Bay’s winter dredge survey results came in a month ago, it revealed the worst overall blue crab abundance in the survey’s history. Fishery managers in Maryland, Virginia, and the Potomac River hinted at possible season changes in response

to the crab decline. Maryland is now considering a firstever bushel limit for commercial and recreational crabbers. And now’s the time to weigh in on the proposal. With these potential changes looming, Bay Bulletin recently joined a crabber for his morning’s work just over the Bay Bridge in Grasonville. Start time was 3:30 a.m. With a full moon still shining, we traveled about a mile from Kent Island Yacht Club onto Prospect Bay with third-generation waterman Bobby Washington. He has more than 50 years on the water, so he knows where his line See BLUE CRAB on next page


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is despite the dark sky. He spent at least a few hours attaching bait bags to the 4,800-foot line the night before our Monday morning run. While his line is weighed down, his mind is, too. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is floating potential blue crab management plans after crab

“Now each year is different because of the water quality. It’s the lack of oxygen.” —WATERMAN BOBBY WASHINGTON

numbers came in at a 32-year low. “Years ago, you could crab in the area for two or three months,” remembers Washington. “But now each year is different because of the water quality. It’s the lack of oxygen.” Michael Luisi, acting DNR Fishing and Boating Services Director, says unprecedented changes are likely. “Up until now, we never had limits on the amount of males a commercial crabber can catch … We are at the point now where we are considering—and we are

likely to implement—bushel limits. Once you achieve a certain amount of male crabs, you have to stop for the day no matter how much time you have left.” There had been talk about an in-season closure (similar to the rockfish closure in August) but that option is off the table. “We have no anticipated absolute closure of the crab fishery for the commercial fisherman, for males or females,” Luisi says. But Washington says bushel limits will reduce their earning ability on top of the major challenge gas prices are already bringing. A full tank of gas on the boat costs him $95. “With the price of the fuel now, it’s going to hurt. It’s going to impact us all … Last year I could have crabbed three or four days off that $95. This year, it’s every two days. That’s a big hurt.” Washington’s crabs are sold to Harris Crab House. But the proposal also addresses the recreational catch. Bushel limits for recreational crabbers could be cut from two to one per day. DNR is working closely with partners in Virginia and all parties have agreed to take certain approaches to reduce the harvest of crabs this year. You can complete a survey through June 19 to specify your preferred conservation measure. Meanwhile, Bobby Washington will be back out six days a week, hoping to feel the pinch from his crabs—not his livelihood. “I like crabbing. If I had to do it again, I would.”

Sailor Oyster Bar Won’t Give Up the Ship BY DUFFY PERKINS


n Annapolis restaurant known for their oysters was significantly damaged in a two-alarm fire last Wednesday night. Sailor Oyster Bar, owned and operated since 2016 by Scott and Gabrielle Herbst, suffered catastrophic damage when a fire broke out around 8 p.m. June 8 in the rear of the two-story building. Heavy flames engulfed the row building, burning inward and down into the establishment. Scott Herbst was at his home nearby in President’s Hill when the fire broke out. “I got a phone call from Bryce, one of our staff, who very calmly said, ‘Scott, I need you to come to the restaurant right now. The back of the building is on fire.’” Herbst found sneakers and ran the block to the restaurant before he had time to consider what he had just heard, but when he arrived, it was all too real. “I was trying to be cool, but the fire was well on its way. It happened incredibly fast.” Inside the building, calm heads prevailed. Chef Lorenza Aznar was upstairs in Sailor’s top prep room when she smelled something strange. At the same time, a server downstairs was ringing

in an order when the whole computer system went down. Guests seated at tables noticed smoke out the back windows, and smelled burning. Aznar went downstairs to get help and met with a dining guest who was already working to bring everyone outside. Annapolis Fire department spokesperson Lieutenant Tony Williams Jr. says 56 firefighters worked for almost an hour to put out the blaze. “The second alarm ended up pulling five extra engines, a truck, a medic unit, and a requested rehab unit,” he said. Both the Anne Arundel Fire Department and the Naval Support Activity Fire Department assisted the Annapolis firefighting crew. Sailor Oyster Bar had working fire detectors, which helped result in zero injuries. The Annapolis Fire Department Fire Explosive Services Unit conducted the investigation and determined the cause to be accidental due to improperly discarded smoking materials. The next day, when Herbst was able to witness the interior’s aftermath, he was both heartbroken and grateful. “Every table had plates and glasses on it,” he says. “It was the middle of service. There were things on the walls that my wife and I spent our lives collecting, things that were sentimental and irreplaceable. But it’s still just stuff. It could have been so much worse.” While it was “just stuff,” it was the See OYSTER BAR on next page

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stuff that had been an entirely original restaurant, unique to Annapolis. Herbst was a longtime restaurant industry professional and a main figure at Tsunami when he took a look at a row building on West Street that needed some creative vision. Sailor was a full-on concept restaurant, serving high-end seafood without many of the traditional utensils of a seafood restaurant. Being a row building, a grill with a hood was out of the question. Herbst came armed with a blow torch, a sous vide stick, and a toaster. His creative mission caught the attention of the region. Sailor Oyster Bar has been named a Best of the Bay winner in 2021, 2020, and 2017 for Best Oyster Bar. Excellent food and drink is enough to get your name on a “Best Of” list, but it’s the servers who get you the regulars. And considering how busy Sailor could be during happy hour, the regulars were there to stay. “From day one, I told everyone that it’s not a restaurant; it’s our house,” says Herbst. “When people come in, we treat them like they’re guests in our house. We’re here to help people escape all of life’s BS and enjoy themselves, even if it’s just for a minute.” Sailor is also committed to helping oyster recovery efforts, consistently coming in among Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Top Ten Shell Recycling contributors. Repairs to get the business back up and running are currently estimated to take at least 12-15 months by conservative standards. Because of this, fundraising efforts began within 24 hours of the fire to support Sailor’s staff, many of whom have been with the restaurant since its inception. One of these fundraisers is managed by Samantha Ford, owner and artist at Love Struck Tattoo Parlor on Maryland Avenue. Ford and her husband are Sailor regulars, sipping Jay’s Old Fashioneds (a spicy mezcal tequila spin on the traditional cocktail) and eating shrimp nigiri at the bar. Ford is originally from Mystic, Conn., and fell in love with the Sailor culture “because it’s like an oyster bar you’d find there, with that old school New England charm.”

“From day one, I told everyone that it’s not a restaurant; it’s our house. When people come in, we treat them like they’re guests in our house. We’re here to help people escape all of life’s BS and enjoy themselves, even if it’s just for a minute.” —SCOTT HERBST, SAILOR OYSTER BAR

Scott Herbst was at his home nearby in President’s Hill when the fire broke out. Photo: Gabrielle Herbst.

HOW TO HELP To contribute directly: gofundme.com/f/beg8v-sailor-oyster-bar-fire-relief-fund For Love Struck Tattoo’s Flash Event, find her on Instagram @lovestruckannapolis. Yoga Factory Annapolis & Crofton: Offers a RSVP-required Buti Glow fundraiser on June 30 from 7-8pm. Donations will be sent via Venmo directly to Herbst. Garry’s Grill & Catering: Thursday, June 16, Garry’s will donate 20 percent of all sales to Sailor. Heroes Pub: On Monday June 20 from 5-9pm Heroes Pub will host a fundraiser to benefit the staff of Sailor Oyster Bar. BlkAnkr: Buy a SOB Stronger Together t-shirt online ($15) or at Heroes Pub.

Ford immediately wanted to help, so she put together a flash sheet with tattoo designs based on Sailor’s culture. A lighthouse, an anchor, a piece of shrimp nigiri, an oyster shell, and several other items fill a page. On Saturday, June 18, Ford will be tattooing anyone who wants to help Sailor recover and put a stamp of their appreciation on their body. “It was the first thing I turned to – what can I offer these people?” she says. “I can tattoo people, and then donate the money.” One of Ford’s items is of a ghost. “Oh, that’s Steve,” she says. It turns out Sailor has its own resident ghost named Steve (is this really surprising?). He shows up after hours and is a friendly family member. “I’ve done about 200 ghost tattoos, and they’re all named Steve.” When asked about how Steve’s holding up through all of this, Herbst says, “He’s lonely at night, but he’s handling it well, considering.” Even the ghosts don’t give up this ship.

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Riva Gardens and Bay Ridge Nursery are being sued by Anne Arundel County. Photos: Pat Piper.

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here’s a “growing” concern about commercial gardens in Anne Arundel County. As of now, the county says any plant sold to customers at a garden center has to have been grown on site. Selling a Knockout Rose grown in another state or another region and trucked here in a plastic container to a county garden center for sale is illegal. On June 21, county council members Amanda Fielder and Jessica Haire will introduce Bill 57-22 to change this. “It updates the definition of any nursery with landscaping and plant sales,” says Fiedler, “specifically how the plants are cultivated and grown, to reflect current industry practices.” Co-sponsor Haire, who is running for the county executive position, adds, “Our code is outdated, and it is obvious we are regulating something that does not need to be regulated.” Anne Arundel County agrees. County Deputy Administrator for Land Use, Lori Rhodes, tells Bay Weekly, “We need flexibility to allow nurseries to sell plants grown at the nursery or in containers. The existing rule is very restrictive.” Danny Summers of Georgia-based The Garden Center Group, assisting

more than 170 retail nurseries across the country, says the current zoning requirement outlawing the sale of container plants “sounds like something from 1965. Container plants make up 90 percent of sales,” he says. Summers says that nurseries need space for providing sustainable soil and other “nonplant” products for use in landscapes and gardens. But while there’s consensus to make this change, Rhodes wants to see more from the proposal. “Bill 57-22 doesn’t go far enough. We are going to make recommendations to increase the amount of area on the lot that can be used to sell the plant material and some of the accessory products that go along with the plants.” Two garden centers face legal action from the county and Rhodes hopes to fix part of that with the proposed changes. Neither business would comment on the pending litigation. Notices were sent to both Riva Gardens & Farm Market and Bay Ridge Nursery regarding zoning concerns. Because business has been good, the properties have expanded but still operate in residential areas zoned R-1 with a conditional use permit. The problem is those permits allow no more than 1 percent of the land to be used for retail. Both are being questioned about exceeding that limit. See GARDEN CENTER on next page

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Celebrating Juneteenth in Chesapeake Country

Calvert County/ St. Mary’s County June 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Talent Show


In Calvert County, you can celebrate Juneteenth at a talent show hosted by the Calvert branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Their annual Juneteenth celebration is at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard and also includes a classic car show, petting zoo, a tribute to veterans, food and merchandise vendors, and live entertainment (free).


ast year, Governor Larry Hogan and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that the state and county would recognize June 19 as a county and state holiday. Juneteenth marks the date in 1865 when a Union Army general announced to troops in Texas that slavery had been outlawed, well over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It was also declared a federal holiday after President Joe Biden signed similar legislation. This year’s commemorations are expected to be larger and more widespread across the region. Annapolis hosted its first official Juneteenth celebration in Maryland last year. This year’s celebration includes a VIP gala honoring local and national trailblazers for their contributions to their community, followed by a parade and all-day music festival at the Bates Athletic Complex. Building upon last year’s momentum, here are some of the activities and events to celebrate this year. See Bay Planner on page 14 for more events.

June 17, 5-10 p.m., Annapolis Juneteenth VIP Gala Taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis, this year’s gala will again kick off the Juneteenth weekend with an evening that includes the awarding of several unsung heroes within the community, raffling prizes, cocktails and dinner, and dancing to music provided by The 4 The Road Band and DJ K-Rock. African attire is suggested, but not required, and tickets are $100. Details: https://events.eventnoire.com/e/ annapolis-juneteenth-gala.

June 18, noon-2 p.m., Annapolis Juneteenth Parade

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Bay Ridge Nursery is in such an area. “Because businesses grow over time, we need an updated site plan from them showing how their conditional-use certificate meets the guidelines. An amended Bill 57-22 would fix this, but we need to see their updated plan,” notes Rhodes. Bill 57-22 will be introduced June 21

Details: calvertnaacp.org.

June 18, noon, Celebrating Freedom Marchers stroll the streets during the 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth parade. Photo: City of Annapolis. In contrast to most parades in Annapolis, the Juneteenth Parade begins in downtown Annapolis at City Dock—a site that is not only home to the Alex Haley Memorial but has also been designated as a UNESCO Middle Passage Site of Remembrance, indicating the role of the Annapolis port as a destination for the trade of human cargo. The parade features civic organizations, marching bands, dance squads, and floats moving up Main Street to West Street before ending at Bates Athletic Complex, where there will be a closing ceremony highlighted by a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Visit the City of Annapolis website for information on the route, road closures, and parking: annapolis.gov/1927/Annapolis-Juneteenth-Celebration-2022.

June 18, 2-9 p.m., Annapolis Juneteenth Festival Following the parade, there is a free festival with plenty of live music and entertainment on two main stages. Catch performances by Avery Sunshine, Koryn Hawthorne, Pastor Mike Jr., Beverly Crawford, and the Chuck

at 7pm at the Anne Arundel County Council located at 44 Calvert Street. Once amendments are approved, a vote could be taken no later than August/ September. For Riva Gardens, Rhodes says she received a complaint about their retail operations. “They were selling food without a food service license which has gotten the health department involved.


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Brown Band. Stroll through the diverse vendors and food stalls, visit the Freedom Way display; and, to close out the night, a fireworks show. Details: theannapolisjuneteenth.org.

June 21, 7:30 p.m., Juneteenth: The Destruction of Slavery in the Civil War Virtual Lecture Dr. Richard Bell, award-winning Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, will deliver a Zoom presentation discussing how over the course of four years enslaved people pushed President Abraham Lincoln and his commanders toward embracing emancipation as a war aim and, ultimately, helped compel the federal government to abolish slavery on June 19, 1865. Learn more: annapolis.org/media-content/ virtual-lecture-juneteenth

About a thirty-minute drive south from Prince Frederick, the United Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC) is kicking off a 6-hour free event with live music, spoken word, and entertainment at Lexington Manor Passive Park. The celebration will begin at noon, and will feature a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, a presentation of colors by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff Honor Guard, keynote speaker retired Col. Gregg Riley and a Gospel concert with the Southern Maryland Community Mass Choir, among others. Three heroes will be honored, including the founder of UCAC, the first African-American elected to the St. Mary’s County board of commissioners, and the first appointed African-American sheriff in Maryland. Details: ucaconline.org.

June 18-20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Open House UCAC will also be offering opportunities to tour the Drayden African-American Schoolhouse built in 1890. Explore the stories of struggle for the African American community in St. Mary’s County during an era of segregated education. Details: stmarysmd.com/recreate/ Draydenschool.

And they were operating without an updated zoning certificate of use in a residential area. I’ve been in contact looking to assist them in getting a food service license and the need to submit a site plan that shows compliance without going to court.” Councilmember Haire hopes there will be action for Anne Arundel County garden centers soon. “I’m glad the

county agrees a change is needed—it’s unfortunate that it took my introducing legislation for them to realize that.” Riva Gardens’ first notice was sent in 2019, with a follow-up in 2020 and 2021. The combination of the pandemic lockdowns, enforcement schedules, the business operator’s schedule and extensions were given as reasons the situation has taken longer than the usual 36 days.


Cody Fowler leads the 35th Patuxent River Wade-In. Photo: Michaila Shahan.

Wade-In Reports 39-inch Sneaker Index BY MICHAILA SHAHAN


unday, June 12, members of the community, elected officials, friends and family of the late Sen. Bernie Fowler gathered at Jefferson Patterson Park for the 35th annual Patuxent River Wade-In. Without its founder present for the first

time since 1988, they waded into the Patuxent River to check the water quality against Fowler’s Sneaker Index. Ann Swanson, executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, noted that amongst all the other indicators of pollutants, lack of clarity was a special one to the Chesapeake area. “The magic of the Chesapeake Bay is it is shallow. Light penetrates. If you can’t see your sneakers, you don’t have clarity,” she explained.

The “sneaker index,” a special measure Fowler created to estimate the water clarity of the Patuxent River each year, measures the depth Fowler could wade into the river until he could no longer see his shoes. In 2020, the index came in at 43 inches, and last year at 34 inches, according to Maryland’s Department of Planning. This year the index marked 39 inches. Teary-eyed, Swanson told the gathered crowd of the importance of Fowler’s advocacy efforts. “We are part of one of the greatest restoration projects on Earth,” she said. The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, American Chestnut Land Trust, Morgan State University’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory, and the late senator’s friends and family hosted this year’s wade-in in his honor. Before heading down to the river, longtime friends and coworkers of Fowler’s gathered in the grass to both acknowledge the purpose of the event and honor his legacy. Congressman Steny Hoyer,

Youth, Police Team Up For Art BY NOAH HALE


n Monday, local youth and police officers met at City Hall in Annapolis, not for a confrontation, but for an art reception. The reception, sponsored by the Annapolis Police Foundation, celebrated an exhibit by an Annapolis-based nonprofit called VisionWorkshops. This specific photography project aimed to build trust and positive relationships between youth and law enforcement in Annapolis and bring them closer together through art.” Over the course of multiple sessions in this pilot program, APD officers and youth were given cameras and were instructed on how to operate them with the goal of getting the perfect photo. But perhaps more importantly, these were opportunities for the two to learn about each other. “I think that we really succeeded in starting a conversation,” said Kirsten

Making a Splash: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson in Calvert County BY MOLLY WEEKS CRUMBLEY


wimming lessons save lives. However, in a survey conducted in 2020, the American Red Cross discovered that 56 percent of Americans can’t swim at a basic level. That’s a statistic that the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is trying to change. An annual event launched by the World Waterpark Association in 2010, the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) was created with the goal of building awareness about the importance of swim safety and education. Since the event’s creation in 2010, more than 332,000 children and adults on six continents have participated. The Calvert County Parks and Recre-

VisionWorks participants and supporters gather together at Annapolis City Hall with Mayor Gavin Buckley to celebrate the project’s success. Photo: Noah Hale. Elstner, founder and director of VisionWorkshops. “We didn’t really know what was going to happen. It [the conversation] was risky. But I said, ‘What’s the alternative?’” The project was funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services and in part by the Charles Crane Family ation staff have coordinated community participation in the WLSL since 2018, hosting an average of 100 participants each year. “WLSL is so important because it brings awareness to the issue of water safety for all individuals, but especially today’s youth,” says Heather Skyrm, CCPR communications program specialist. “According to research released by the American Academy of Pediatrics last year, drowning has become the single leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 4—number one, ahead of car accidents, birth defects and cancer. Swim lessons provide individuals with the skills necessary to save their own lives when found in or around a body of water.” This year’s free lesson takes place Thursday, June 23 at Cove Point Park Pool in Lusby (10-10:30 a.m.) and Edward Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick (6-6:30 p.m.). Participants can register in advance or in person 30 min-

Foundation. The resulting exhibit, titled The Other Side of the Curb, features a few dozen framed portraits, many captured in public places, accompanied by two written pieces. One is penned by an officer and the other by a student. The writings reveal the sensitive sides of both—each

Calvert County commissioner Earl “Buddy” Hance, and Charles County commissioner Reuben Collins, among many others who knew Fowler during his lifetime, were present. Fowler’s son, Bernie Fowler Jr., asked the crowd to “put together your best self and clean this river up.” He urged individuals in the community to each do their part in preventing pollution from reaching the river. He added that Bernie Fowler “was not a perfect man, but every day he was his best self.” Fowler Jr. acknowledged that, with his own involvement as president in the non-profit organization Farming4Hunger, he wanted to pass on the Wade-In legacy to another. “My father gave me a heartbeat, I gave my son a heartbeat,” he said as he placed a straw hat, complete with a red, white and blue flag, atop Cody Fowler’s head. After this, all that was left to do was walk down to the beach at Jefferson Patterson, link hands, and wade in to the Patuxent River. displaying sympathy for each other and an understanding of each other. Some duos bonded over tattoos while others bonded over similar upbringings and difficulties in life. “Every conversation Meko and I have, I feel that we’re bonding. We both have opened up to each other. We continue to share some meaningful events in our lives that have shaped us into who we are,” writes Lt. Kevin Krauss. Despite the display of sensitive subjects, the reception was filled with positivity. “When communities and police work together, our communities become stronger and safer,” said Kunle Adeyemo, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services. “The Hogan administration is proud to support this important program and we will continue to fund initiatives like it around Maryland.” The exhibit will be on display at City Hall until July 31 and is free and open to the public.

Participants in the 2021 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Cove Point Park Pool. Photo: CCPR. utes before the start of the lessons. Registered participants under the age of 17 at Cove Point can enjoy free admission for the remainder of the day, and all registered participants at the Hall Aquatic Center can swim for free until 8:45 p.m. “It is never too late to learn how to swim and stay safe around the water,” stresses Skyrm. “CCPR offers swim lessons to all ages from 6 months old to

seniors. The adult swim lessons have actually become very popular lately, with 20 individuals enrolled in the 2022 spring adult swim lessons ranging in age from their 30s to 60s.” p World’s Largest Swimming Lesson: wlsl.org. Calvert County Parks and Recreation: Facebook/Instagram @CalvertCountyParks or call the Aquatics Division at 410-414-8350.

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POP Father’s Day Gift Guide B Y K AT H Y K N O T T S , N O A H H A L E , A N D M I C H A I L A S H A H A N


S A COUNTRY, we have only marked Father’s Day since 1910. On July 5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event explicitly in honor of fathers, a Sunday sermon in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous December’s explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines in Monongah, but it was a one-time commemoration and not an annual holiday (thank you for the lesson, History.com). It took a few years for the idea of Father’s Day to catch on. And our struggle with how to shower our male role models with gifts began. The National Retail Federation estimates we will spend close to $20 billion for Father’s Day this year. Approximately 76 percent of American adults are expected to celebrate in some fashion. “Despite growing concerns about inflation, consumers plan to spend approximately the same amount as last year in celebration of Father’s Day,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Spending patterns also reflect the sentimental nature of the holiday as consumers are prioritizing unique and meaningful gifts.” Consumers plan to spend an average of $171.79 to honor their fathers and other important men in their lives, nearly mirroring last year’s expected average spending of $174.10. The most important factors influencing Father’s Day purchases are “finding a gift that is unique or different” (44 percent) and “finding a gift that creates a special memory” (37 percent). It’s not too late if you haven’t already bagged a gift for Pops for this Father’s Day (it’s Sunday, by the way!). We found a great assortment of gift-worthy gear for Dad, Granddad or whomever you are gifting this weekend. Long gone are the days of giving Dad something he doesn’t want to wear. Go above and beyond and gift him a t-shirt or hoodie or sweatshirt from his favorite Bay establishments, or is the way to Dad’s heart his stomach? Treat him to a special meal or buy his favorite beverage for him. He does so much for you—it’s time to show some appreciation.

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et Dad proclaim his love for the Pirate by donning t-shirts, polo shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts (Prices range $20-$50) or grab hats and visors ($25). Or if he would prefer to eat and drink his gift, a gift certificate fits the bill. Shop at the restaurant or at Piratescovemd.com.


ook, no one else is going to think of this. Take Dad and his favorite pals on a floating tiki cruise around Rockhold Creek. Book online: cruisintikisdeale.com




f Dad is a fan of fast boats, or just looking super cool, he needs a new Weaver Boatworks shirt. You can snag the new men’s UV Fishing Shirt in Carolina Blue ($30) or the Soft Tee in Grey ($25) only at weaverboatworks-store.com.


his 6-inch stainless steel blade Carvel crab knife comes in at $12.95, while the set, including a 6-inch pewter mallet, is $26.95. Both come in gift boxes. Perfect for summer days on the water with a table of crabs, owner of Ye Old Cutlery in St. Leonard tells us that knives are the gift that “last a lifetime.” Ye Old Cutlery also sells flashlights, airsoft and paintball supplies, and Real Steal gun accessories. Stop by in store at 5015 St. Leonard Road (410-326-0641) or order from their website at mdggifts.com.

MARYLAND STRENGTH AND FITNESS MAMMA H LUCIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT THEBOATHOUSEAT S ANCHORED INN I AVINTAGE DEALE elp Dad get his fitness back with personal training sessions. Maryland Strength and Fitness in Dunkirk is offering Father and Me training, a two-partner session for just $100 (a $140 value). Visit them online at marylandstrength.com or call 301-787-4266.

ometimes Dad just wants a really nice meal, the way his mama made it. Take him for authentic Italian cuisine at Mamma Lucia’s, and don’t skimp on dessert either. Gift cards also available. Mamma Lucia’s, 10136 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk, 301-812-1240.

s Dad a big fan of the orange crushes at The Boathouse in Deale? Then it’s time you pay the bill—get him a gift card to this unique watering hole ($25-$500) and let him buy the next round. Purchase at the bar or Anchored Inn.


he owners of this unique store think Dad would love this portable English oak card table ($250) with a wooden box to hold his decks of cards ($38), along with a silver-plated traveling cocktail kit ($225). Stop by the store to see it for yourself: 655 Deale Rd, Deale, 443-875-8039. CONTINUED


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It’s not too late if you haven’t already bagged a gift for Pops for this Father’s Day (it’s Sunday, by the way!).



ouldn’t Dad love to see his sports or military uniform or special collection artfully displayed? Take his important memorabilia to Wimsey Cove and watch ordinary objects become works of art in special frames and display cases. Prices vary. Wimsey Cove: 209 Chinquapin Round Rd. #101, Annapolis, 410-956-7278.



reat Dad to an 8-pack of what will soon become his favorite summer canned cocktail. Fishers Island Lemonade, America’s Craft Lemonade Canned Cocktail, just released its first-ever Variety 8-pack, made with each of their award-winning offerings including four cans of Fishers Island Lemonade Original, two cans of Fishers Pink Flamingo (Lemonade + Cranberry) and two cans of Fishers Spiked Tea (Lemonade + Black Tea). Available at most local beverage retailers ($26.99-$29.99), visit filemonade.com.



nives out! The Axe House is your go-to arsenal for all your weapon-throwing needs. Have Dad throw some hatchets, ninja stars, or knives down one of their premium lanes. This Father’s Day, they’re offering up to a 25 percent discount off of Dad’s bill and 10 percent off of the family’s if you make a reservation. The Axe House, 570 H Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, 410-541-9956.

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ny fan of aviation or the military will appreciate some inspired artwork. Scooters, is a limited edition signed and numbered piece by aviation artist Jack Fellows ($310). Medart also features plenty of other Dad-worthy art prints starting at $40. Medart: 10735 Town Center Blvd., Dunkirk, 410-257-6616, medart-gallery.com.



oes Dad have an eye for a great piece of art? Does he really need something to spruce up his office? You can’t go wrong stopping by McBride Gallery to see what’s new. Owner Cynthia McBride suggests two new sculptures by Stewart and Steven Wegner: Rockfish with Crab and The Blue Crab with Base; or Glenn Murray’s Mel’s Truck Sales. Ask the gallery for latest prices. McBride Gallery: 215 Main St., Annapolis, 410-267-7077.



till not sure what to get Dad? Have Annabeth’s build a custom gift basket for him, including local brews, his favorite snacks, and other goodies. Annabeth’s: 46 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, 410-990-9700. p

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BAY P L A N N E R By Kathy Knotts • June 16 - June 23

Submit your ideas, comments and events! Email us: calendar@bayweekly.com THURSDAY JUNE 16

Art After Hours See the exhibit Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis and enjoy a summer evening in the galleries and garden. 5pm, Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, by donation, RSVP: 410-263-4683 x10.

Exhibit Reception

The Best BYOB Boat Parties in Maryland! New 6 & 16-Passenger Tiki Boats in Kent Narrows.

See the solo exhibit A Meaningful Movement by local street photographer Wolf at this reception; show runs thru June 29. 6-8pm, MC3, Annapolis, RSVP: mc3annapolis.org.

Colonial Cocktails

guided outdoor walk with the staff naturalist and talk about reptiles and amphibians. 10:30-11:30am, Annmarie Garden, Solomons, $7 w/discounts, RSVP: annmariegarden.org.

in the field of astrophysics at NASA in the early 1960s. Bring snacks and lawn seating and come early for a game of trivia. 8:30pm, Allen Pond Park, Bowie, free: cityofbowie.org.

Juneteenth VIP Reception & Awards

Fridays at the Captain’s

Come dressed in African attire for this formal gala affair honoring the past and celebrating our culturally rich history; local heroes will be recognized, plus raffles, dinner, dancing and live music. 5pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Annapolis, $100, RSVP: theannapolisjuneteenth.org.

Adults-Only Sail

Learn and mix A Fine Bodied Punch and Claret Cobbler, two uniquely American drinks (ages 21+). 6:30-7:30pm, Historic London Town, Edgewater, $33 w/ discounts, RSVP: historiclondontown.org.

Sail along the Patuxent River aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s; BYOB, ages 21+. 6-8pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $45 w/discounts, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum. com/238/Dee-of-St-Marys-Cruises.

Tides & Tunes

Goshen Summer Concerts

Sweet Leda performs; bring lawn seating; no coolers. 7-8:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport, $10 donation: amaritime.org.

Guava Jelly and Alison Thoms; bring lawn seating. 6:30-8:30pm, Goshen Farm, Cape St. Claire, free: goshenfarm.org.


Kick off the Juneteenth holiday weekend with the screening of the movie Hidden Figures, which honors the contributions of African American women

KIDS Nature Walk Preschoolers (ages 4-6) take a gentle

Bowie Movie Night

Create a collage with artist Jan Willem van der Vossen. 7-9pm, Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side, $15 w/discounts: captainaverymuseum.org.

U.S. Navy Band Performs Part of the Front Stairs series, hear the concert band, Sea Chanters, Cruisers and Navy Ceremonial Guard. 7pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, free, RSVP: marylandhall.org.

Music by Three of a Kind 8-11pm, Mother’s Peninsula Grill, Arnold: threeofakindmusic.com. JUNE 17 THRU 19

Antique & Classic Boat Festival See one of the largest classic boat shows in the Mid-Atlantic region, featuring Chesapeake Bay-built boats— Trumpy, Owens, Ancarrow, Carlisle—as well as other cruisers, runabouts and racers. Juried artists and craftsmen to sell nautical-themed items at The Arts

June 18: Juneteenth Parade

Bachelorette Parties, Bachelor Parties, Corporate Team Building. Birthday Parties.

90 Minute Cruises with a Captain Bluetooth Speaker on Board Restroom on Board All passengers receive a Free SipAhoy Coozie


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at Navy Point. 10am-5pm, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, $16 w/discounts: chesapeakebayacbs.org

Introducing the 2022 Hyundai Tucson


With a daring new look inside and out, the 2022 Tucson features game-changing technology and safety features.

Fossil Field Experience Meet museum educators for a short lesson on local Miocene fossils and what to look for along the beach. Then explore the beach to search for fossilized shells, bones, and shark teeth. After collecting, work with staff to identify them (ages 8+). 9am-noon, Cove Point Lighthouse, Lusby, $15, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com. June 18: Clay on the Bay

North Beach Earth Day Everyday Learn about initiatives around town, plus clean up the town park and waterfront, win eco-prizes, tour a pollinator garden, learn about bluebirds and build a birdhouse and shop native plant sale from the North Beach House and Garden Club. 9am-noon, Mark R. Frazer Sunrise Garden, North Beach: 410-646-2426.

Compost Workshop Learn to compost with Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners and receive a free compost bin. 10am, weather permitting, Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, $6 parking: qwpcomposting@hotmail.com.

Save Our Trees Help remove invasive English ivy in the park; bring gloves, loppers, small handsaws, water, and plenty of bug spray. 10am-noon, boat launch, Truxtun Park Rd., Annapolis, RSVP: saveourtreestogether@gmail.com.

Archaeology of the Patuxent River Join archaeologist Stephanie Sperling for a paddling tour to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the river; bring water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet & muddy (ages 13+). 10am-2pm, Emory Waters Nature Preserve, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $25, RSVP: jugbay.org.

Clay on the Bay Tour the newly expanded studio, make a pinch pot, watch metal or felting demos, explore the Claymates show and learn about classes and workshops; Join artist Ray Bogle to glaze a bisque pot and watch it go through the hands-on fast-firing experience of Raku (10am-1pm, $25). 10am-4pm, SoCo Arts Lab, Tracy’s Landing, RSVP: socoartslab.org.

iNaturalist Hike Join a ranger for an afternoon nature identification hike. 1-2pm, South River Farm Park, Edgewater, RSVP: 410222-1978.

Bowie Juneteenth Jubilee The Coalition of African Americans in the Performing Arts presents The Road to Jubilee! A Juneteenth Celebration, a musical extravaganza with dance and narration that weaves stories of history and hope. 2-3:30pm, Allen Pond Park, Bowie, free: cityofbowie.org.

Untold Stories of North Tract Join former refuge manager, Brad Knudsen, on this driving tour of Wildlife Way and learn more about the refuge (ages 10+). 2-3:45pm, North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, RSVP: 301-497-5887.

GIVE AWAY! Win 2 tickets to see Brothers Osborne July 16 in Solomons! Watch for our posts on social media to enter:  @BayWeeklyNewspaper or  @cbmbayweekly

Juneteenth Festival After the parade, enjoy live music and entertainment on two stages, vendors, food and Freedom Way display; fireworks will wrap up the day. 2-9:30pm, Bates Athletic Complex, Annapolis, $5 parking at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium: theannapolisjuneteenth.org.

English Country Dance Come early for intro lesson (6:30pm); bring water; no partner or experience needed. Caller: Melissa Running; music by Elegant Echoes. 7-9:30pm, Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Rd., $10, RSVP: aefallon@verizon.net. SUNDAY JUNE 19

Happy Father’s Day! Today is Juneteenth! Marsh Exploration with Dad

Parade steps off at City Dock, proceeds up Main St., around Church Circle to West St. to Amos Garret Blvd. and ends at the Bates Athletic Complex. Noon2pm, downtown Annapolis, $5 parking at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium: theannapolisjuneteenth.org.

Take dad on a paddling trip along the Patuxent River wetlands (ages 7+). 10am-2pm, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, free, RSVP: jugbay.org.

Enjoy regional craft brews, live music, food samples, and craft vendors while supporting further education and research at Historic St. Mary’s City. Noon-6pm,

935 West Street 410-295-1234 AnnapolisHyundai.com Hyundai is Gill Sans Bold

Historic St. Mary’s City, $35 w/discounts, RSVP: hsmcdigshistory.org/beerfest-2022.

Juneteenth Parade


Built for the modern adventure.

Father’s Day Cruises Celebrate dad aboard the Wm. B. Tennison and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Solomons Harbor and Patuxent River. Catering by Boomerangs. Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages, but Continued on next page

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Calvert Front Porch Series Enjoy a Father’s Day big band concert by the Calvert Dance Band on the lawn at Linden, home of the Calvert Co. Historical Society; snacks sold. 7-8:30pm, Historic Linden, 70 Church St., Prince Frederick, free: calverthistory.org.

Calvert Dance Band

June 19: Calvert Front Porch Series

Sunset Paddle Tour Join a group to paddle to the mouth of Harness Creek and Loden Pond as the sun goes down; SUPs, kayaks and canoes available. 7:15-8:45pm, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis: capitalsup.com.

Sunday Sunset Series June 19: Jazz at the Mezz water, tea and lemonade will be provided. 11:30am & 5pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $35 w/discounts, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Wilderness 101 Learn about proper gear and first aid; weekly series held in youth group camping area. 1-3pm, Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, $3, RSVP: rpover11@aacounty.org.

Tick-Tock with the Clocks Explore the collection of nine elaborate clocks with an in-depth history of timekeeping. 2-3pm, Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, $12 w/discounts, RSVP: 410-263-4683 x10.

Skipjack Sail

Hear the Proverbs Reggae Band. 7-8pm, Allen Pond Park, Bowie, free: cityofbowie.org.


Corinne Bailey Rae in Concert

Profs & Pints

W/ Melanie Charles. 8pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, $45-$75, RSVP: ramsheadpresents.com.

Historian Matthew Pembleton presents Nation of Drunkards, a history of alcohol in America, and how drinking patterns and public attitudes toward booze have changed over time. 5:30-8pm, Graduate Annapolis Hotel, $15 w/discounts, RSVP: profsandpints.com/Annapolis.


Bugeye Cruise


KIDS Summer Art at St. Clement’s Children (ages 7-17) create art under the guidance of local art instructor, Ellen Duke Wilson. TuWTh 9am-noon, St. Clement’s Island, $3, RSVP: 301-769-4723. WEDNESDAY JUNE 22

Celebrate Juneteenth with a leisurely one-hour sightseeing cruise on the river aboard the Wm. B. Tennison, a log-built bugeye. 2pm & 3:10pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $7 w/discounts, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Virtual Juneteenth Lecture

KIDS Seine the Bay

Dr. Richard Bell speaks on the destruction of slavery in the Civil War and the origins of Juneteenth. 7:30pm, free, RSVP for Zoom link: annapolis.org.

Janiva Magness in Concert

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

Join a ranger to learn about the animals that inhabit the Bay waters; prepare for wading. 10am, Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, $4 admission fee, RSVP: 410-974-2149.

8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $25, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.

Rams Head presents Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland, Denny Laine and Jason Scheff in a tribute to The Beatles. 8pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, $75-$95, RSVP: marylandhall.org.

Sail along the Patuxent River aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s; ages 5+. 2:30-4:30pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $25 w/discounts, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Jazz at the Mezz Hear vocalist Renee Georges and Georgjazz in the garden courtyard; presented by Jazz Beyond Borders. Seating 5pm, concert 5:30pm, Café Mezzanotte, Severna Park, $25, RSVP: https://instnt.us/CafeMezz.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Jane Austen Tour Tour the house and compare the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the house in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels. 2pm, Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, $12 w/discounts, RSVP: hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Black Sabbitch All-female Black Sabbath tribute band. 8pm, Rams Head, Annapolis, $25, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com. THURSDAY JUNE 23

Bayside Summer Concert Series

KIDS Take Apart Workshop

Dan Haas Trio plays today’s hits plus Motown, pop and classics. 6-8pm, Downs Park, Pasadena, free: 410-2226230.

Use elbow grease and ingenuity to take apart old technology to see how it works (grades 4-8). 6:30pm, Fairview Library, Owings, RVP: 410-257-2101.

City Dock Summer Series

Tides & Tunes

Annapolis Jazztet. 6-9pm, Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis, June 19: Corinne Bailey Rae in Concert Facebook @AiPPCAnnapolis.

Honey Sol performs; bring lawn seating; no coolers. 7-8:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport, $10 donation: amaritime.org. p

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Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. Photo: Sundance Institute.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

A sex comedy that looks to the mind, rather than the body ON HULU BEGINNING JUNE 17


sually, when Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack: Peaky Blinders) shows up to a hotel room, he knows what’s going to happen when the door opens. A sex worker by trade, Leo deals with all genders, ages, and quirks pretty easily. He likes his job and he’s good at it. But new client Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson: Cruella) might prove to be a challenge for Leo. A control freak who spent the better part of her life as a religious studies teacher, Nancy is a bit uptight when it comes to sex. A widow who’s only ever slept with her husband, Nancy is obsessed with the idea that at 55 she’s missed out on a great many physical pleasures. Though Leo lays on the charm, Nancy can’t seem to get out of her head. She has a list of things she’d like to do with Leo, but flinches every time he comes near. Soon, Leo decides that the only way to crack Nancy isn’t through the physical—it’s with a mental connection. The two begin a complicated relationship that chips away at the walls Nancy has spent decades building. But as Leo makes progress, he must also open himself up to scrutiny. Can these two help each other embrace

themselves? Or are some relationships better left behind closed hotel room doors? Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is an intricate character study masquerading as something lascivious. Director Sophie Hyde (The Hunting) knows that the sexy premise will get people to tune in, and she smartly uses it to lead the audience into a carefully nuanced look at two people who need something from each other. Hyde allows the interactions to be funny, but never lets them veer into slapstick or ridiculous. Nancy and Leo are people first and foremost, though they may act silly at times. Though McCormack is a charming, sometimes mercurial figure, the film is a showcase for Thompson. Her Nancy is a product of her upbringing, prudish and uptight because she was told that to act otherwise was to “ask for” bad things to happen. But her pathology was not limited to herself. Hyde and Thompson make it clear that Nancy wielded her repression to make herself feel better—using it to call her pupils’ names and make them feel the shame that churned within her. Now that she’s

retired and has no husband and children to keep her busy, Nancy must face the idea that she’s been conditioned to hate herself and her desires. It’s an ugly thing to wrestle with, even with a handsome man willing to help her. The sessions themselves are probably closer to therapy than anything lurid. Nancy throws up a wall and Leo carefully picks his way over or around it, so they can progress in their physical relationship. Hyde brings up the idea that sex workers are essentially providing a necessary service—something that can help people come to terms with their bodies and ideas about intimacy. Leo indeed is more of a therapist than a romantic partner to Nancy. Watching as he helps her come to terms with how she’s lived her life is fascinating. Like therapy, there is some transference, and that may be the one misstep Hyde makes with her dramedy. Nancy’s gender comes into play

a great deal, when she violates Leo’s boundaries. I doubt her transgressions would be as forgivable if she were a male client of a female sex worker. Hyde doesn’t seem to want to examine this breech of trust, instead sweeping it aside to further Nancy’s character growth. This reviewer isn’t sure it was the right choice, but it doesn’t hurt the overall flow of the movie. As you may have guessed, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande isn’t a family film. First of all, kids will likely be bored to tears listening to adults discuss social constructs around purity, respectability, and desirability. Secondly, and possibly more importantly, there’s full-frontal nudity. But if you’re preparing to give “the talk” to a young member of your family, or just re-evaluating “the talk” you got from your parents or teachers, this is a funny, touching film that can help you challenge and refine some of those ideas. GREAT DR AMEDY * R * 97 MINS.




Twin Beach Players’ The Alibis


erri McKinstry was looking for a lighthearted script. What she found was an absurd murder mystery. “After all we have been through these past few years, I knew I wanted to find something fun,” says the director of the Twin Beach Players’ 2022 Teen Show. “This is our first live teen show since COVID and The Alibis is a great play with a fun, ridiculous plot.” Set to open on Friday, June 17 at the North Beach Boys and Girls Club, The Alibis follows Detective Casey Neptune (Lacey Schreiner) as she tries to solve the murder of millionaire J. Leslie Arlington (Braeden Tiralla). Neptune has eight suspects, all of whom are reluctant to share their alibis because they were busy committing other crimes when the murder took place. While a large cast of teens might seem difficult to direct (and wrangle), McKinstry knows what she is doing. As a seasoned stage actor and director, she has been working with the Twin Beach Players Youth Troupe since 2015. She describes The Alibis’ cast and crew as “hard-working,” and says they have been rehearsing almost

nightly since April. In addition to a twisted plot, The Alibis also offers a large cast of zany characters, including aspiring teen detectives, a grande dame of the theater, and a pretentious chef. “I prefer shows with ensemble casts over shows that rely heavily on just one or two leading roles,” McKinstry says. “I have 18 actors playing 55 roles.” The actors range in age from 11 to 19. Caleb Graves-Reher, a rising sophomore at Northern High School in Owings, has been acting since he was 8. In addition to performing with his school theater, he has been in five Twin Beach Theater productions. In The Alibis, he plays three roles—a toddler, a boy selling homework, and Edmund Ridinghorn, the self-proclaimed nemesis of the murder victim. “I like Ridinghorn the most,” he says. “Playing a villain is always fun and I think the audience will relate to him.” Two of Graves-Reher’s co-stars are 2022 graduates of Northern High School: Riley Nikolaus and Julia Mozingo. Nikolaus has been acting with the Twin Beach Players since she was 6 and now serves on their board

(Left to right) Teagan Smylie, Caleb Graves-Reher, Hailey Croce, Ilya Jonas, and Sam Richardson rehearse for the Twin Beach Players’ teen show The Alibis. Photos: Susan Nolan. of directors. In The Alibis, she plays Franc, a disgruntled chef employed by Arlington, and Bonnie, a thief “who wants to be normal.” Of the two roles, she says Franc is the more challenging because she has “to fake a French accent.” Mozingo served as the stage manager for the Twin Beach Players’ December 2021 production of The Ghost Before Christmas. She is back on stage for The Alibis in two roles: an unprofessional intern, and Quinn, a stressed-

out young mother. The diverse characters give the plot added depth says Mozingo. “The Alibis is a comedy, but it also shows that we all have our struggles.” The Alibis runs June 17-26 at the North Beach Boys and Girls Club, 9021 Dayton Avenue in North Beach. Curtain times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and military: showtix4u.com/event-details/65393. p

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Summer Tanagers: All Red for Summer


n 2007, I visited the Adkins Arboretum in Caroline County for the first time. It was in the middle of spring and I was impressed with the size of the trees and the variety of native flowering plants. While walking in the dark woods, I heard a unique bird call that was loud and close. It was a pretty song, like “BeeeRrrrBeeBeeRrrBeee.” I stopped walking and stood quietly next to a tree, waiting for the source of the sound to show itself. An all-red bird with an awkwardly large dark yellow-orange bill landed on a low branch about 40 feet from me. It was a summer tanager. I got a photo—not a great one, but a photo of a beautiful, uncommon bird. It got me

hooked on visiting different wildlife areas and getting a better camera system. In the eastern U.S., summer tanagers are birds of old open forests. They tend to stay in the high canopy. In the western and northern parts of its range, especially in areas around coniferous forests, they tend to like the dense vegetation next to rivers and streams. They are birds that migrate long distances and spend their winters in South America. They are generally solitary birds, except during breeding season, which is when males get very vocal, both chasing females and scaring off rivals. The females weave a nest with leaves and grasses. Three or four eggs are laid

and both parents will defend the nest and later both feed the young. The eggs hatch in 10 days and the young leave the nest in another 10 days but they can’t fly well yet and will be fed by the parents for another three weeks. The young birds are a yellow-green color like their mother and are loud complainers when they are hungry. Males do not get their bright red color until they are about 18 months old. Summer tanagers have an unusual diet, which likely explains their large bills. They specialize in eating wasps and bees and frequently can be seen catching the stinging insects in the air and then beating them against a tree limb. After

the prey subdued, the birds will rub the insect’s stinger off. They have been seen tearing apart wasp and hornet nests. When not eating stinging insects, they will occasionally forage on berries. Summer tanager males are brilliantly colored. But because they are usually at the top of tall trees, they are not easily spotted. The best way to locate one is by listening for them in the spring and early summer, as they are quite vocal. In the early spring, late summer and fall, they are quieter. I have found them at Jug Bay on both the Anne Arundel and Prince George’s sides, the Adkins Arboretum, and on the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge’s North Tract. If you see a red bird flying, look twice, as it may be a tanager and not a cardinal. p



The Power of the Elderflower


ith all the recent rain events we’ve had, the elder bushes have responded with a glorious amount of beautiful white flowers. Elder has been called “the medicine chest for the common people”. In this era of COVID, it’s good to know about a native medicine tree that grows for free right in our backyards. Sambucus canadensis, or elder, is a large shrub or small tree that can grow to 20 feet with coarse gray, furrowed bark. It features pinnate compound leaves arranged in opposite pairs with white star-shaped flowers that grow in clusters 4 to 10 inches wide in late spring. The drooping berries (elderberry) are produced in the fall. It likes to grow in moist woodlands, thickets, fence rows and wetlands. It can be cut to the ground in late winter to keep the

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shrub healthy and smaller. Grow elder in well-drained moist soil in full sun. Elderberries are well known as the main ingredient in a syrup used to stimulate the immune system and prevent viruses from taking hold. According to The Herbal Apothecary, “The elder flowers are supportive to the respiratory system, with its ability to open the body, induce mild sweating, reduce fever” and dissolve phlegm.” Elderflower is indicated for any catarrhal inflammation of the upper respiratory tract such as hay fever or sinusitis. Catarrhal deafness responds well to elderflower. Elderberry has properties similar to those of the flower, with the addition of effectiveness in rheumatism,” writes David Hoffman in Medical Herbalism. Sambucus appears to strengthen cell

membranes to prevent virus penetration, possibly by inhibiting the viral enzyme that weakens the membrane. To make an infusion or tea of elderflowers pour one cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried or fresh blossoms and infuse for 10 minutes. Drink hot three times a day. Throughout England, a common drink is elderflower and rose lemonade. Find it right next to sodas and other beverages in local natural food stores. Another thing to do with elderflowers is to make elderflower fritters—a heavenly delight. First, identify your bush correctly. Collect about 20 elderflowers with the main stems removed. Mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and baking powder, 1/2 cup of sugar, one egg beaten and 1 1/2 cups milk. Beat until smooth. Dip each elder cluster into the batter. Drop into sizzling oil and cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar. p



Prior Planning Precedes Proper Performance


lanning for a day of angling is a more pleasant task these days thanks to better technology and tools. It also helps that weather forecasting has become reliably more accurate. Before heading out, be sure to do some quick checks on what awaits you on the water. The very first data to be reviewed is the National Weather Service’s Marine Forecast. This will detail weather warnings, winds and waves— all items critical to your trip. The next vital piece of information, of course, is what’s biting and where. The best source is undoubtedly a friend or acquaintance who has been fishing in recent days— even skunk stories can give you information on where or what not to do. Fishing reports via local sports stores are timely and reliable as to the catch (but check dates) but locations are almost always generalized and for good reason. A hot spot can quickly be soured with too much attention, so look at these particular tips generically rather than specifically. If a certain river mouth is indicated as a “hotspot,” take that as a hint that there are probably more nearby rivers currently active. Be prepared to search a bit. Use these reports also for tactical information on what is seducing the



better fish—jigging, plug casting, trolling—and what type of baits are working best—live lining, bait, chum, soft jigs, spoons, topwater plugs, crankbaits, swim baits, etc. This is usually reliable information as the stores commonly can supply the items you lack. Call and ask when in doubt and remember the clerk’s name—a reliable source is beyond value. Once you’ve decided which techniques to emulate the next step is to review the tides. Tide table information (saltwatertides.com) is probably one of the more critical keys to success (find tide charts below and every week here in CBM Bay Weekly). As reported in Bay Bulletin last month, an awareness campaign has begun at some area docks with QR codes that will send you to tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov. If you’re going to fish shallow water (less than 6 feet), you’ll want higher tide conditions and these can dictate which location you will fish and in what order. Visiting the shorelines in the early hour or late hours at the beginning or end of your trip is when fish are much more likely to cruise the skinny waters. Overcast days are also ideal times to target shorelines and thin water. Most Bay gamefish are light-sensitive,




so when it gets brighter they go deeper. Moon phase will always play some role in the bite; tides are higher and currents stronger during the full and new moons. Tide phase won’t be as important when targeting the lumps in deeper waters but the tidal currents will be stronger which can be a good thing. Fish don’t usually feed well in still water. And remember, when referring to the tables, that tidal current lags behind the predicted high and low times. Because of the water mass involved, incoming tides will continue to flow in for about two hours after the high tide mark and continue to go out for two hours after the noted low. Wind forecasting (NOAA Tides and Currents) especially has become far more accurate in recent years and because of this it is more critical and useful. Shore anglers will know to




head for lee shores when winds are to exceed 10 knots and to stay away from windward shores in anything higher. Holding bottom and distance casting against stiff breezes will become ever more difficult. Anglers in skiffs and small boats will wisely avoid conditions predicted over 10 knots or remain in the rivers for protection. Always remember that when the winds are coming over open water their effect on wave size grows proportionally. Chumming can become complicated or even impossible if the tidal currents don’t align with wind directions. When they oppose each other and winds are stiff, your chum stream will be going one way and the anchored boat and your baited lines will be trailing in the other direction. Not the best situation. Planning for this can prevent last-minute surprises. p


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Wait, What? During a preliminary hearing on May 16 in Saginaw County (Michigan) District Court, a 32-year-old unidentified woman testified that her “friend with benefits,” 29-year-old Cortez L. Gill, accidentally shot her once on Nov. 11— but then proceeded to shoot her eight more times as she and her child struggled to escape him. MLive.com reported that the victim explained that she and Gill “tussled” over some car keys and he pulled out a gun, which he lowered to the ground. “The gun goes off and the bullet hit me ... in my abdomen. ... I was like, ‘Cortez, I got hit. You have to call the police or get me in the car and take me to the hospital immediately.’” Instead, she said, Gill replied, “You see what you made me do?” and fired again at her, hitting her in the chest. She and her daughter ran outside, where she collapsed in a neighbor’s yard. The next thing she remembers is waking up in a hospital on the day before Thanksgiving, where she learned that she had been shot nine times in total. Gill was bound over for trial.

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Kingsland, Arkansas, about 70 miles south of Little Rock, is the birthplace of Johnny Cash, and the town has honored him with a silhouette of the Man in Black on its water tower, The Wichita Eagle reported. But when Betty Graham, water office manager, arrived at her office early on May 11, she noticed what she first thought was a leak from the tower. Later she realized a sharpshooter had hit the tank right at Cash’s sweet spot, creating the illusion that the famous singer is relieving himself. Graham said it could take at least a week to repair the damage; in the meantime, comments on a local Facebook page ranged from “would be a better tourist attraction than Old Faithful” to “Someone here knows who did this. I hope they’ll come forward and turn the vandal in.” “People think it’s funny, but a lot of hard work and effort went into getting the grant to get this painted,” Graham said.

During an electrical storm on May 16, 15-year-old Giana Scaramuzzo of North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania, was inside her home when she was struck by lightning, WTAE-TV reported. At least four other homes in the area were also hit during the storm. “All of a sudden I feel like a shock in my pinkie, and then it goes up my body and out through my leg,” Scaramuzzo said about the strike. Paramedics checked her blood pressure and took an EKG, but, shockingly, she didn’t go to the hospital.

Skills Ayumi Takada, 37, of Tokyo, has been compared to Elastigirl from The Incredibles because of her incredibly elastic earlobes. Oddity Central reports that Ayumi can stretch her earlobes up to 4.5 centimeters, or about 1 1/2 inches—enough to, say, wrap them around a selfie stick, a calligraphy brush or the shaft of an umbrella. It’s practically like having another hand. “People always ask me if it’s painful,” she said. “But there’s no pain at all when pulling them or holding an item. The earlobe naturally bounces right back into place straight away.”

Students at Johns Hopkins University are putting their expensive education to good use. Whiting School of Engineering students have invented Tastee Tape for their school’s Engineering Design Day, United Press International reported. The chemical and biomolecular engineering students hope their invention will help themselves and others make their favorite foods less messy by taping burritos, tacos and other dishes closed, keeping the fillings inside. “All its ingredients are safe to consume, are food-grade, and are common food and dietary additives,” said team member Tyler Guarino. They are in the process of obtaining a patent.

‘I’ll Have a Beer’ Olaf Brewing in Finland is launching a new brew to celebrate the country’s likely acceptance to NATO, the Associated Press reported. The “OTAN” lager’s blue label, with its cartoon medieval knight and NATO’s compass symbol, uses a play on the French abbreviation for the multinational organization, OTAN. In Finnish, “Otan olutta” means “I’ll have a beer.” CEO Petteri Vanttinen said the new lager has “a taste of security, with a hint of freedom.” Finland shares an 830-mile border with Russia, the longest of any European Union member.

Police Report Dawn LaShawn Laprade, 54, REALLY wanted to get away from cops on May 18 in Martin County, Florida, ClickOrlando.com reported. Laprade allegedly intentionally hit a sheriff ’s office vehicle as she tried to evade a traffic stop. Next, she drove up to 100 mph, hitting another patrol car and a civilian truck, injuring people inside,


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For Alexander Leszczynski, 22, of North Redington Beach, Florida, it wasn’t enough to be charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa claimed Leszczynski might face up to 30 years in prison for making up charitable entities to receive Payroll Protection Plan loans totaling almost $200,000 and trying to deposit fake checks to the tune of $2.7 million, among other schemes. But wait, there’s more! “When he discovered that the money had been frozen, he attempted to have it released by producing a fabricated pardon purportedly signed by former President Donald Trump,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. One of Leszczynski’s fake charities was trying to seize control of two properties that belonged to Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who died in prison while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. Leszczynski is being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail.


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and motioned to officers that she had a gun. But the real coup de grace came when officers finally caught up to her and she threw a fake snake at them. Laprade was booked and held on $90,000 bond.

Bond. High Bond. Irvine, California, police were tipped off on May 17 by neighbors to a suspicious vehicle belonging to Yasmine Kambour, 37, and Chris Huynh, 44, of Garden Grove. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 looked innocent enough, but, as NBC4-TV reported, it had some unusual features that James Bond might have appreciated. “The suspect vehicle was something out of a 007 movie,” police posted on Instagram. “Officers discovered a device that would flip the vehicle’s license plate with the push of a button and an elaborate gas siphoning device that transferred fuel directly into the vehicle’s gas tank.” They also found burglary tools, evidence of ID theft and stolen property. The pair were arrested on multiple charges and held for bail. Low bail.

Let Someone Else Eat Cake A birthday party for an employee at Gravity Diagnostics in Kentucky cost the company $450,000, but it wasn’t an expensive cake and decorations that ran up the bill, WLKY-TV reported. The employee, whose birthday fell on Aug. 7, asked the office manager days before to forgo the usual celebration because such affairs trigger his anxiety disorder, and “being the center of attention” would cause him to suffer a panic attack. However, the manager went ahead with planning a lunchtime to-do in the break room, which caused the guest of honor to flee to his car to eat his lunch. The next day, the birthday boy was called into a meeting and scolded for his reaction and was later fired “because of the events of the previous week,” according to a lawsuit he filed against the company. In the suit, the former employee said the company didn’t accommodate his anxiety disorder and caused him to suffer a “loss of income and benefits and emotional distress and mental anxiety.” The Kenton County jury agreed and awarded him p the six-figure amount. Send your weird news items with subject line WEIRD NEWS to WeirdNewsTips@amuniversal.com.

PUZZLES THE INSIDE WORD How many 2 or more letter words can you make in 2 minutes from the letters in: Escape (20 words)



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1. How many space satellites does the U.S. have? (a) 349 (b) 568 (c) 457 2. Where did the samba dance originate? (a) Brazil (b) Cuba (c) Chile 3. Kiribati gained independence from the U.K. when? (a) 1965 (b) 1987 (c) 1979 4. Gymnophobia is the fear of what? (a) Nudity (b) Exercise (c) Crowds 5. Who invented the swivel chair? (a) Benjamin Franklin (b) John Adams (c) Thomas Jefferson 6. An ice sheet covers how many square miles? (a) 18,256 square miles (b) 19,310 square miles (c) 20,453 square miles

Remember the cartoons where Bugs Bunny is about to be captured, but gets away so quickly he leaves a befuddled Elmer Fudd holding only his outer layer of fur? Escape comes from the Latin excappare where ex (out of) and cappa (mantle/cape) literally mean,‘get out of one’s cape’ or‘leave your pursuer with only your coat.’ By the way, an‘escape clause’ is when Santa is almost spotted by a child on a cold Christmas Eve, and bolts so quickly up the chimney to the roof, the reindeer see his cheeks turn as rosy as his face. Scoring: 31 - 40 = Aloft; 26 - 30 = Ahead; 21 - 25 = Aweigh; 16 - 20 = Amidships; 11 - 15 = Aboard; 05 - 10 = Adrift; 01 - 05 = Aground

Trivia Mixture

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Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 to 9.


3 Letter Words 5 Letter Words 7 Letter Words 8 Letter Words Ahi Cod Eel Gar

4 Letter Words Crab Pike Sole Tuna

Otter Perch Scrod Shark Whale

Abalone Anchovy Catfish Dolphin Haddock Lamprey Manatee Octopus Sardine Scallop Sea Bass Sea Lion

6 Letter Words Dugong Marlin Shrimp Walrus

Manta Ray Monkfish Porpoise

9 Letter Words Angelfish Sea Turtle Tiger Fish

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56 Swedish shag rug 58 Swindle 1 Urban haze 60 Greatcoats 5 Work without ___ (be 63 Fatigued to the max daring) 68 Relating to a hair 9 Ship to Colchis 69 Zealander 13 Italian wine 70 Facilitate 14 Extinct bird 71 Amorphous creature 15 Omani money 72 Capp of the comics 16 Birch relative 17 1987 Goldie Hawn, Kurt 73 Some whiskeys 74 “Miracle” team of 1969 Russell comedy 19 Samurai, e.g. DOWN 21 Starchy tuber 1 Kind of panel 22 Fan noise 2 Light patterned cotton 23 Minus, in brief cloth 25 Movie shots 3 Catch a few words 29 Breaks away 4 One of the Spice Girls 32 Webmaster’s creation 5 Put on a pedestal 33 “Aladdin” prince 6 Peanut Butter Lovers Mo. 34 Popular insulator 7 Dutch commune 37 Hot time in Haiti 8 Whig’s rival 38 Including everything 9 Bouquets 42 It gets hot in a toaster 10 River inlet 44 Curse 11 Long-snouted fish 45 Surveyor’s map 12 Antiquated 47 Part of RPM, briefly 13 Wood-cutting tool 48 O’Hare postings 18 Halloween decoration 50 Supervise 20 “Mourning Becomes 53 Object Electra” playwright 55 Cookbook phrase 24 Sapphire or ruby, e.g.

The CryptoQuip below is a quote in substitution code, where A could equal R, H could equal P, etc. One way to break the code is to look for repeated letters. E, T, A, O, N and I are the most often used letters. A single letter is usually A or I; OF, IS and IT are common 2-letter words; and THE and AND are common 3-letter words. Good luck!

Above & Beyond

26 City on the Dnieper 27 Feminine suffix 28 Crystal ball user 30 Applaud 31 Small intake 35 Horse enclosure 36 Simians 38 Newspaper piece 39 Cast a ballot 40 Physical 41 Asian language 43 Sudden death, in hockey 46 Norris Dam’s project (Abbr.) 49 Light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage 51 Dodges 52 Place for a lace 54 Deteriorate 57 Spirited mounts 59 Casket 61 Unwanted e-mail 62 Mexican Mrs. 63 Harem room 64 Actor Dick __ Dyke 65 Cricket wicket 66 Sci-fi writer Bradbury 67 Compass pt.

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