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PLAYGOER: Summer Garden Theatre’s The Drowsy Chaperone

SPORTING LIFE: Seeking the Right-Sized White Perch

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ttention students (and parents): you have 18 days left. At least in Anne Arundel County. That’s how long we have until the first day of public school. Calvert families you get one extra day. With the back-to-school season beginning in earnest, I have a lot of mixed feelings. My youngest, who I just picked up from the airport after his first solo adventure to visit family in Florida, enters high school this year. My eldest begins his first semester of college. Thankfully he has chosen to stay home and start his collegiate experience at Anne Arundel Community College. My boys—and your children, too— spend a good chunk of their childhoods at school. I appreciate the teachers, administrators, bus drivers, crossing guards, and school staff who show up for them day after day, week after week. After more than a year spent in virtual learning, I’m just glad they can go to school, honestly. And I’m glad my high schooler won’t be required to wait for the bus at 6 a.m. like his older brother had to do. I’m a big fan of sleep and I applaud the shift to a later start time for teens. Getting my teen to bed at a reasonable hour is still really hard. This week, CBM Bay Weekly brings you several stories around the theme of

back to school. Chelsea Harrison gives us some tips and a timeline on shifting bedtimes and making the transition into the school year. Molly Crumbley tells us about a Calvert teacher who didn’t take a summer off but headed to Germany to study abroad. Susan Nolan tells us about the teachers, crossing guards, and more that have stuck around for decades—and why they love their jobs. When you are out picking up school supplies, grab yourself a fancy pen and craft a prize-winning entry for the New Bay Books Writing Competition. Founded by Bay Weekly editor emeritus, Sandra Olivetti Martin, New Bay Books is offering up cash to the winner plus a big to-do with other authors, food and drinks. “At New Bay Books we’re seeking to unite readers and writers over good stories in every way we can imagine. We’re sponsoring this contest, with its $100 prize, to lure writers out of seclusion and into the open while encouraging them to think of their craft as rewardable work,” Martin writes. Writers should send in poetry or flash stories—short stories, fiction or non, that tell a full story—character, plot, conflict, resolution, in a moment—up to 300 words by Aug. 15. (That’s shorter than what you’ve just read, in case

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you’re wondering!) Thanks for all the kind words about last week’s Pet Issue. It’s always a fun one to put together, and I promise, next time there will be cats and kittens. This one just went to the dogs. Speaking of pets, just after that issue hit the streets, a terrible storm swept through the region and damaged the intake building used by the SPCA of Anne Arundel. While no animals or humans were harmed, the damage is pretty extensive. For now, the dog room is closed to the public but you can still schedule a meet and greet or coordinate foster care. The cat room is open and operating as normal. The SPCA’s Shelter & Paws at the Mall is open every day except Mondays. Show your support, make a donation at https://aacspca.org/ and watch their social media channels for news on cleanup efforts (when the building is safe to enter). And adopt a pet you can hang out with when all the kids go back to school! • Kathy Knotts is managing editor of CBM Bay Weekly. Reach her at editor@bayweekly.com.

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People far and wide have stepped up to help Smith Island homeowners. Photo: Rachel Muth, CBF Education Center on Smith Island.

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SUPPORT POURS IN FOR SMITH ISLAND BY CHERYL COSTELLO

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hen strong storms battered most of the Chesapeake region last Wednesday night, we couldn’t believe the news out of Maryland’s isolated Smith Island. A waterspout came ashore as an EF1 tornado, damaging homes, shacks and boats. Getting help and supplies to the island by boat is no small feat. But in the days after the storm, an incredible support effort has grown to more than $100,000 in donations and supplies keep flowing in. When the waterspout formed just off Smith Island, Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Smith Island educator Rachel Muth watched the clouds twist into the shape of a pointing finger. She was in Tylerton, one of three communities on the 9-square-mile island. “So we were watching from a distance… and it eventually reached the water and formed a full waterspout,” Muth recalls. That waterspout reached land, becoming a tornado that was later classified as EF1 by the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., based on the damage and radar activity. “It was less than a minute it was over

and gone,” says Mary Ada Marshall, a 75-year-old nationally known for her Smith Island cakes. Marshall has lived on the island all her life and has never seen the likes of the damage. She was in church when the tornado hit. “The wind began to pick up and we started to pray, and it veered off about 75 feet from where we were sitting. We were told to get to the middle of the tabernacle and hold our heads down, which we did,” Marshall recounts. “And as it passed by, I saw it take down a shed. It continued right out to the waterfront where it lifted a boat up in mid-air.” An Airbnb known as Island Time had its entire third floor swept off. And just off the property, an elderly woman’s house was destroyed around her. “A lady who is 89 years old was laying in her bed and her whole house is just laying in ruins. It’s like sticks laying all over everywhere,” says Marshall. Amazingly, only minor injuries were reported following the tornado, which came ashore in Rhodes Point and traveled north to Ewell. “It flattened our only gas station that we have here on the island,” Marshall

says. “It flattened pumps, flat as a slice of bread.” Bay photographer Jay Fleming, a frequent contributor to our parent company Chesapeake Bay Media, started a GoFundMe that has exceeded $100,000 in just a few days. He says 100 percent of the funds will be distributed to the people and businesses on Smith Island by the advocacy organization Smith Island United. Muth is in awe of the surrounding region rallying to help Smith Island. “I just think it’s kind of a cool thing to see the community engagement and how responsive people on Tylerton were to get out on their boats and head over to Rhodes Point and Ewell to see if anyone needed help.” The president of Ewell Volunteer Fire Company says power and water supply were up and running as of Sunday morning (four days after the storm) but there is a group organizing future cleanup efforts as debris is still scattered everywhere. Smith Island “Tornado Damage Recovery and Cleanup” GoFundMe: https://tinyurl.com/bayweekly

ince the start of this year’s boating season, three powerboats with inboard engines have suffered major explosions in Maryland, injuring several and killing one. There’s one single step boaters should take every time they put the key in the ignition to avoid such an incident. Bay Bulletin talked with the Natural Resources Police (NRP), who say it could be the difference between life and death. We meet NRP at Long Beach Marina in Middle River in Baltimore County. The engine compartment of Michael Butt’s Sea Ray Sundancer 350 is wide open for us to see inside. “Whenever I start the engines I always run the blower, every single time,” says Butt. That’s because one spark in a gasoline environment can cause an explosion to occur. Cpl. Kevin Kelly of NRP says boaters should understand the risks that come with inboards. “Since the whole propulsion system is held inside the vessel and the fuel tanks, gasoline vapors can accumulate in the engine compartment,” he said. Kelly says the gasoline vapors are avoidable, as long as you remember one safety step. “One of the most important safety measures is running the bilge blower that all inboard vessels are required to have equipped. You run that for at least four to five minutes before starting the engine and that will rid the engine compartment of any gasoline vapors that have accumulated since the last two you used the vessel.” In May, a 37-foot powerboat caught fire on the Rhode River in Edgewater, leading to an explosion that could be heard from miles away. NRP reported that one the boat’s engines failed when two men were trying to dock the boat. When they tried to restart the engine, the boat caught fire. Luckily, they got off in time. Then in late July, five family members were injured when the engine on their powerboat exploded in Eastern Bay off Queenstown. The following weekend on the Bohemia River in Cecil County, Dr. Michael Steinmetz of the National Eye Institute died in a boat explosion. “It appears that all the vessels were gasoline fuel-powered, so you have the gas vapors,” Kelly says. “With such an explosion, something f lammable had to have ignited. And it was most likely gas vapors.” The investigations into all three cases are still underway. On Butt’s boat, there are twin engines and a gasoline generator. “All of those rubber hoses have the possibility of leaks occurring,” Kelly says. He says See SAFETY on next page

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Top: An Edgewater boat explosion has prompted DNR to remind boaters to run their blower. Photo: Woodland Beach Vol. Fire Co. Above: Bay Bulletin takes a look inside Michael Butt’s Sea Ray Sundander 350. Photo: Cheryl Costello. SAFETY from page 3

it’s important to sniff out any possible leaks and perform proper maintenance. Always shut down your engines and generators when tied up to a fuel dock. On Butt’s boat, there is a notice next to the push-button start, reminding him to run the bilge blower. “Even if you go somewhere to anchor and shut down your engine, run the blower before restarting,” says Kelly. “Because during that time, you could be at anchor for several hours—not even as long as overnight—and that gives the chance for gas vapors to reaccumulate.”

He says a gasoline fuel vapor detector can be installed in the engine compartment and a gauge on the dashboard would give a warning about any danger. For Butt, the decision to go with inboard engines on his Sea Ray had to do with convenience. “They’re easier to deal with, in my opinion. The outboards you have to take apart and clean them up more often than you have to do with the inboards.” If you choose a boat with engines tucked away like they are in a car, Kelly has some advice: take the time to understand safety before enjoying the beauty of getting underway.

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he growing offshore wind industry in the Chesapeake region is building up its workforce thanks to a new $22.9 million federal grant for a program to be based in Baltimore. The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant to the Maryland Department of Labor to start a new apprenticeship program known as Maryland Works for Wind. Under the program, employers like Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Ørsted Offshore North America and US Wind,

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Orsted will help lead the workforce development efforts for its Skipjack Wind project. Another East Coast wind project, Block Island Wind Farm is seen here. Photo: Orsted. See WIND on next page


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along with seven local unions, will build a training model for local communities focusing on formerly incarcerated people, veterans, youth, and other underserved communities. US Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski says in a statement, “Building offshore wind projects off the coast of Maryland and Sparrows Point Steel in Baltimore County will require a multi-faceted, multi-skilled workforce…With the help of union labor, minority businesses, and community colleges, we can train diverse workers from underserved populations for good-paying jobs that serve both US Wind’s projects and the greater U.S. market.” Ørsted, developer for Skipjack Wind off the coast of Ocean City, says it will create thousands of local jovs during development and operation, investing nearly $735 million in Maryland. Alongside the Maryland Works for Wind initiative, Ørsted will committ $10 million to STEM education and workforce development programs in colleges, school systems, and apprenticeship programs across the state. Maryland’s $22.9 million federal grant is one of 32 awarded to worker-centered workforce training partnerships in the U.S. The 32 projects were selected from a competitive pool of 509 applicants.

DIAMONDBACK TERRAPINS, STOLEN BY TOURISTS, RETURNED TO OCEAN CITY BY MEG WALBURN VIVIANO

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here’s a happy ending to a disheartening wildlife incident in Ocean City. Earlier this summer, visitors from Buffalo, N.Y. apparently collected two diamondback terrapins in Ocean City and brought them back to Buffalo. The turtles were confiscated by the SPCA in Erie County, N.Y. New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation reached out to Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to make them aware of the turtles. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program will receive the turtles this week to be released back to their natural habitat. It is illegal to take any Northern map turtle, bog turtle, spiny softshell, wood turtle, spotted turtle, diamondback terrapin, or sea turtle in Maryland. It’s also illegal to sell, barter or trade a wild-caught turtle. Maryland Coastal Bays Program’s Sandi Smith says, “There is nothing humane in the capture of a wild turtle and confining it as a domestic pet. The maintenance and dietary needs are far more

Diamondback terrapins are illegal to remove in Maryland. Photo: Daniel Taylor courtesy of Maryland Coastal Bays Program. labor intensive for a humane existence. Depending on the period of the collection of a wild turtle caught and kept in captivity, most surrendered are no longer eligible for release back into the wild.” Worse, Smith says with few resources available to rehome a wild animal, such cases often end in the animal being euthanized. The diamondback terrapins carries cultural significance in Maryland as the mascot of the University of Maryland. It is considered a near-threatened species, facing obstacles that include loss of habitat due to shorefront development, getting caught in crab pots, and illegal poaching due to a market for turtle

meat in Asia. The vacationers who took the turtles were given a written warning. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program reminds everyone not to take any wildlife from its habitat. If you come upon a an animal you believe is injured, seek advice from a local rehab group or animal control to determine if they are truly injured. If you witness what you believe is suspicious activity involving the collection of wildlife, call DNR at 410-260-8888.

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Students Pen Winning Plays BY SUSAN NOLAN

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lara Vallandingham’s dad Bernard is the Shakespeare fan in the family, but it was her friend Marija Currano who inspired her to take up a pen and try her hand at playwriting. Marija told Clara about the annual Twin Beach Players’ Kids Playwriting Festival and suggested they both enter. The event is a contest open to students across the state. Entries are submitted in April and winning plays are performed on stage by young thespians in August. Imagine the excitement when Clara and Marija realized they both had been named winners. “I screamed,” says Clara, “and I texted her right away.”

Marija Currano Marija’s play, Escape through the Slot, is about people who have lived their entire lives in a library. Redwood, Clara’s winning entry, is about siblings adjusting to a new stepmother. The friends live miles apart, Clara in Burtonsville and Marija in La Plata, but they have a lot in common. Both are 12 years old, homeschooled and like to write sci-fi and fantasy. “The winning playwrights can be as involved with the production as they like,” says Audra Vernier, director. Despite the distance from their homes to North Beach where the Twin Beach Players perform, Clara and Marija have found ways to take part in the production. Both have attended rehearsals virtually and participated as consultants. On Aug. 6, Clara and her dad joined Twin Beach Players Youth Troupe and

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their parents for load-in, the act of moving the set, props, lighting and sound equipment from storage to the Southern Maryland Boys & Girls Club in North Beach where they transform the gym into a theater. Twin Beach Players use the club for productions because they do not have theater space of their own. Khaela Winning playwright Marselas 10-year-old Khaela Marselas lives close enough to be very involved. The Friendship resident is also homeschooled. She learned of the contest from a Bay Weekly article. Her winning entry, Farm Friends, is, in fact, about friends working on a farm. Her mother, Rachael Rose Poffenberger calls it “a slice of life.” In addition to seeing her own play brought to life on stage, Khaela will be acting in two of the other plays being performed at the festival. She is interested in theatrical technology and make-up and plans to continue being a part of the theater troupe after the festival ends. A fourth winning play, Fear of Not Feeling, was written by Lindsay Claude, a rising 10th grader at Huntingtown High School. “The value of KPF is that it gives kids the opportunity to experience theater on a whole different level,” says Terri

McKinstry, Twin Beach Players president. She has been involved with the playwriting festival since 2012. “In addition to acting and directing, I write, and I would have loved to have had something like this available to me when I was younger.” “KFP is about community,” says Melissia Nikolaus, Twin Beach Players board member and tech director. “Twin Beach Players provides an inclusive environment for anyone interested in theater.” “Not everyone wants to be on stage,” adds McKinstry. “We have opportunities for kids to work backstage, do costumes, lighting, and with KFP, they have the opportunity to write a script.” Twin Beach Players’ next production is Steel Magnolias, opening Sept.16. While there are no acting roles for anyone under 18, Nikolaus says teens interested in assisting with tech or working as stage crew are welcome. In December, A Christmas Carol will have roles for actors of all ages as well as tech and stage crew positions. All four winning plays, plus Pay that Debt by Sadie Storm (a 2020 winner) and The Regulars by Mary Kate Napini (a 2022 winner) will be performed at this year’s Kids Playwriting Festival opening Friday, Aug. 12 and running weekends through Aug. 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. For more information, visit twinbeachplayers.com


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LaQuita Hudson, owner of Xposed Selfie Museum at Annapolis Town Center. Photo: Barry Scher.

Strike a Pose For Mental Health BY BARRY SCHER

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ctor Morgan Freeman once said, “I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a dark place mentally. If you did that today, or any day, I’m proud of you.” Entrepreneur LaQuita Hudson has done just that with the opening of her new business called Xposed Selfie Museum at Annapolis Town Center. Xposed is an innovative photography museum and studio where, with the assistance of staff, your cell phone is used to let your imagination run free. Take photos or create videos, with family or friends, in one of up to 15 distinct scenic exhibits. Hudson built this creative outlet to help those, like herself, who’ve experienced mental health conditions. Making positive keepsake memories was key to helping her out of depression. “I was diagnosed with postpartum depression after having my second son last year,” she says. “Unfortunately, not being able to interact with family and friends during my pregnancy and afterward due to the pandemic intensified my depression. I struggled with ways to get motivated and found that reminiscing with

the hundreds of selfies and videos stored in my cell phone really encouraged me to take control over my depression.” Xposed Selfie Museum’s interactive exhibits allow individuals young and old to travel to different destinations without needing a passport. Never been to Paris? Step into Xposed’s Paris exhibit, where you can interact with props and then share your selfies or videos. The isolation and reduced social interactions caused by the pandemic has led to increasing numbers of people facing depression and mental health concerns and Hudson hopes an interactive experience of expression will be the ticket to wellness. “I opened my business to provide a safe and fun environment where customers can create memories and become excited about life in general. I have made it a priority to spread the importance of addressing mental health awareness and wellness while breaking the stigmas associated with depression, especially within the Black community.” Xposed Selfie Museum is located at the east end of the Annapolis Town Center next to Warby Parker. Open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets req’d, $35/hour w/discounts, RSVP: xposedselfiemuseum.com.

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Jack Frazier (left) and Bill Collins discuss their art work. Photo: Barry Scher.

Art Has No Age Limit BY BARRY F. SCHER

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hat does an octogenarian and a nonagenarian have in common? If you are Dr. William “Bill” Collins and Jack Frazier, you are both abstract Annapolis area professional artists who are still painting away at ages 84 and 95. When others their age may dream of spending their time rocking away on the front porch, these two artists say they just

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have no interest in slowing down. Collins is an 84-year-old Severna Park resident with numerous college degrees including a doctorate among his many academic achievements. Throughout his life, he has been an actor, teacher, high school principal, college professor, and a licensed psychologist. “I started to paint over 50 years ago but with an active career I just never had adequate time to devote to painting—until the pandemic hit,” he says. “As a psychologist, my work focused on one-on-one in-

ter-personal relationships with patients. COVID-19 ended all that. So, at my age, with urging from family and friends, I made a career decision to devote full time to painting. As a former actor, I like to call this my ‘final act’.” Collins plans to display his paintings in his new studio, WN Collins Gallery and Studio (wncollins.com), in the Annapolis Arts District at 162 West Street. Collins says he prefers vivid acrylics and distinct lines and lets his emotions guide him as he works exclusively with a brush to paint the backgrounds and then a palette knife to finish the painting. “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and paint to fill a creative void and it gives me a sense of accomplishment,” he said. “One must enjoy color, form, and geometric shapes and that’s what I transmit from my thoughts to the canvas.” Jack Frazier, at age 95, paints from his studio in his condominium at GrandView at Annapolis Town Center in Parole. His home is full of his abstracts and other artworks, but many of his paintings are on display at Main St. Gallery in downtown Annapolis. Frazier’s paintings have been featured in the gallery for the past nine years. “As soon as we started to carry his work, he started selling almost immediately,” says gallery owner Margaret Lee. “People love

his art, and they see things in his work, shapes, and forms that elicit a curiosity in them that’s amazing.” Like Collins, Frazier did not begin his working years as an artist. He, too, has had a varied and diverse career. As a teenager, he was a boxer in the Golden Gloves Association. After he graduated high school, he did a stint in the U.S Navy; he went to flight school and flew on board torpedo bombers. After the Navy, Frazier attended the National Art School in Washington, D.C., but he knew being a struggling artist would not pay the bills, so he landed a job at the Pentagon. He also had a love affair with Porsches and started to race them. “It was fun, but I knew I had to settle down, so I focused my career on doing analytical consulting which gave me time to work on my art and I have been painting ever since the mid-1960s,” he says. “To date I have participated in dozens and dozens of art shows in locations throughout Virginia and Maryland. Painting gives me purpose within my lifestyle and, at 95, I may not be as active as I once was, but I still enjoy painting and making others happy with my work.” Frazier’s work also features bold colors and use of a palette knife Both men followed their passions and are living proof that creative expression never retires.

During the first practice session Monday, CBM Bay Weekly met up with Kristin Kauffman Beaver, co-chair of the event and a captain of Cedar Point’s team this year. “It’s fun to see the organizations—the whole town—pull together” Beaver said, noting that this year, two club teams from Annapolis, as well as D.C.’s Out of Sight Team, a crew of visually impaired individuals arriving fresh from a Club Crew World Championship in Florida, have

joined the lineup. Visitors can help their favorite team out this season by sponsoring them at somdcr. org, where each team has a public fundraising goal. Donations support Southern Maryland Community Resources (SMCR), the host of the event, and its goal of “bringing the community and special needs community together,” according to board chair Andy Geisz. SMCR has been successfully providing this connection through cooking classes, counseling, and its popular Joy Prom, an event for those with special needs and their friends. Geisz, standing under a check-in tent in the mid-80 to 90-degree weather, smiles as he tells us “50 to 60 percent of (SMCR’s) budget comes from this event.” The Ruddy Duck, The Pier, and Vera’s Beach club are all serving “dragon drinks” created for the event. The Island Hideaway will be offering a Dragonfruit Lemonade and Lotus Kitchen a Sleepy Dragon cucumber vodka martini in honor of the event, with a dollar from each cocktail donated. •

Southern Baptist’s Fishers of Men team prepares for the Solomons Dragon Boat race. Photo: Michaila Shahan.

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eturning for its sixth year, the Solomons Island Dragon Boat festival will be attracting another crowd along the shore of the riverwalk for a jam-packed day of excitement, racing, and vendors. Nineteen boats, each with a drummer, steer member, and a crew of 16 paddlers, will gather on the Patuxent River to race three at a time for the title of winner. Team members are currently training with professional 22Dragons instructors from Montreal, Canada, in anticipation for the big day of Aug. 13. The races will begin Saturday at approximately 9 a.m. and ending around 3 p.m. with each round lasting about two minutes (starting from the pier off of Cone Island and ending at the pavilion). Food trucks, including BBQ and ice cream, will open along the riverwalk at 10 a.m.,

and a lunch break will be held at noon. The awards presentation will begin when the last boaters face the finish line. Afterwards, the next winner to carve their name into the first-place crystal trophy will be announced. Spectators are welcome to watch practice sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. each day and join the dotting of the eye ceremony on Friday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m., which promises a secretive flash dance rehearsal in preparation for the big day.

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HELPWANTED Teachers and more needed as everyone heads back to school BY S U S A N N O L A N

Left to right: Andy and Molly Little. Photo: Molly Little. Harriet Lowry. Photo: AACPS. Louis Queen. Photo: Susan Nolan. Michelle Claycomb. Photo: Susan Nolan.

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ll summer long, news outlets across the United States have been reporting on the teacher shortage. If you are the parent or guardian of a student in Anne Arundel County, you have likely seen the local updates. At last count, AACPS was reporting 385 school-based teaching vacancies. The school system is scrambling to fill those and other critical needs positions before students return to class on Aug. 29.

Deborah Montgomery, manager of the AACC/AACPS Alternative Certification Program and member of the AACPS Office of Professional Growth and Development, is part of a team working to address the shortage. At various times during the year, she hosts So You Think You Can Teach workshops aimed at recruiting non-teaching professionals into the field of education. In these weeks

leading up to the 2022-2023 school year, she is busy running a “boot camp” for new teachers. “Boot Camp is a series of daylong workshops for our newly hired conditional teachers,” she explains. “Conditional teachers are people who have been hired to teach, but do not yet have certification.” In the past, teachers were required to

have certification before stepping foot into the classroom. In recent years, that has changed. Now, new teachers are required only to have a four-year degree from an accredited university or college. They earn their certification as they teach. “We call them career changers. They come from all walks of life, and they are the hardest working people I know,” says Montgomery. There are three routes to certification. The first is to enroll in a masters of teaching program at a college or university. The other two routes to certification are Resident Teacher Certification programs. The first route involves college coursework in education, professional development, mentorship, an internship and a residency lasting between a year and a half and two and a half years. The other is a panel interview process in which the teacher works independently. All three routes are available to new special education, middle and high school teachers. By mid-fall, Montgomery hopes to implement a RTC program for potential elementary school teachers. Montgomery began her own teaching career over 50 years ago. She moved from the classroom into administration before becoming a recruiter for AACPS. Through her experience, she has found

that all successful teachers possess two qualities: relationship-building skills that foster a safe-space for learning and being a life-long learner themselves. Annapolis resident Molly Sinnott Little has those qualities. Now entering her fifth year teaching English and Global Community Citizenship at Arundel High, Little has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale. She spent two years as a strategy analyst and consultant for Deloitte before deciding to make a career change. “For me, it was a matter of realizing that the people I respected the most were teachers. Teachers were the ones who had made the biggest impact on my life,” she says. Her mother teaches at Tracys Landing Elementary School, her husband at Crofton High School. She took a long-term substitute teaching position while contemplating the career change and then enrolled in a RTC in the summer of 2018. She has no regrets. “I can’t think of any other job in which the rewards are as high as the demands,” she says. So, do you think you can teach? If so, go to aacps.org and apply for a teaching position. CONTINUED

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ot every career on a school campus requires a four-year degree. AACPS has plenty of job openings that require no more than a high school diploma. Some are full-time and come with a benefits package. Others are part-time and offer f lexibility. All come with friendly, helpful colleagues who will tell you every job has its challenges, but few have the rewards that come with working with students. “I love my job,” says Michelle Claycomb, “Otherwise, I wouldn’t have stayed as long as I have.” Claycomb is a crossing guard at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Arundel Middle School and Piney Orchard Elementary School in Odenton. The Severn resident began her career over 27 years ago when her son started kindergarten. “I had been a stay-athome-mom and I really wanted a job that would allow me to be off when he wasn’t in school,” she explains, “At the time, I thought I’d move onto something else once he was older, but all these years later, I am still here.” In 2019, Claycomb and her partner Tonia Beaty were nominated for Safety Officer of the Year for Western Anne Arundel County, but according to her, the appreciation she feels goes beyond plaques and ceremonies. “I know people appreciate what we do. The kids, the parents, and even just the people in the neighborhood smile and wave and say ‘thank you,’” she says. “I know I am helping them get a good start to their day.” Students sometimes recognize Claycomb in other settings. When they do, they always speak. At the end of the year, some of them want to have a picture taken with her. Having worked as

a crossing guard for so long, she says it is a special treat when former students, now adults, will stop by for a visit. Does she witness behavior problems? “The elementary school and high school students are always good. Sometimes the middle school kids won’t want to obey the rules, but you tell them what you expect and then, they are fine,” she says. “And I work closely with the school resource officers. I haven’t had any problems with behavior.” She also sees the split schedule—a couple of hours in the morning and then again in the afternoon—as an added perk. “I get my errands and chores done in the middle of the day, and I always have my evenings and weekends free,” she states. While being outdoors in inclement weather may be seen as the downside to the job, Claycomb says the solution is to dress appropriately. The county provides crossing guards with uniforms, including a coat. “Besides, you are really only outside for 30 to 35 minutes per school,” she adds. Crossing guards work 10 to 32 hours per week from the start of the school year until it concludes in June. They get paid holidays, snow days and teacher workdays, too. Claycomb also works training new crossing guards. “I love doing the trainings,” she says, “because I know this is a good job for so many people.” The position is not only attractive for stay-at-home parents returning to the workforce, but for retirees, too. Crossing guards are employees of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, interested applicants should contact Coordinator Thelma Swigert at 410-2226866 or 410-222-6867 or email her at p93272@aacounty.org.

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are among Anderson’s favorite employees. “Even with the school start time change, this is a job that could work well for a high school student doing a work-study program,” she says. Anderson, who started her career with Anne Arundel County 21 years ago at the before and after care program at Lothian Elementary, says the childcare programs offer opportunities for growth and advancement. “We will pay for the college coursework to get certified,” she adds, “That’s a rare thing these days.” Retirees are another group who should consider working in the childcare program, says Anderson. “Anyone who enjoys working with young people should apply,” she says. Because the childcare programs can be found in schools across the county, Anderson says one of the perks is the ability to work close to home. “We take geographic area into account. If someone says they only want to work in the southern portion of the county, we can place them there.” Year-round employment is also a possibility as Child Care Services staffs summer camps when school is not in session. Need more hours during the school year? “Child care jobs work well with food service and other positions within the school system. You can even work more than one job at the same location,” Anderson says. Even with all the perks, Anderson says the people are the best part of the job. “We are like a family here. We really care about each other. Working in the before and after care programs gives people a sense of being connected.” To apply or learn more, call 410-2227856 Ext. 0 or go to https://aacounty.org/ departments/recreation-parks/jobs.

‘I like the challenge’

tending Arundel High School. Now, he supervises the custodial staff at Four Seasons Elementary School in Gambrills. “A lot has changed,” he says, “But this is still a good job for someone who works hard and wants to learn.” Over the years, Queen has learned to maintain the school’s HVAC and other systems. He takes pride in keeping the school clean, safe, and efficient. “I’ve worked closely with the guys from central maintenance and learned what I can so that I don’t have to call them every time something breaks. I like the challenge of keeping the equipment in good shape,” he says. He also enjoys being around the students. “Lunch is my favorite time of day,” he says. “I’m in the cafeteria with the kids. They come up to me, talk to me, tell me about their day.” He says he works to be a positive role model and to keep morale high. “Even kids have bad days,” he says, “and you want to help them all you can.” With five decades under his belt, Queen has had a chance to see generations of students grow up and move on. “Some of them are doctors and lawyers now. Some of them own businesses and have gone on to do great things,” he says. His pride in the students he has met and helped nurture over the years is apparent. He remembers a young Denny Neagle who grew up to play Major League baseball and former County Councilman Jamie Benoit. The walls of Queen’s office prove the students hold him in high regard. The pictures they have drawn for him and the notes they have written to him hang alongside a citation from the governor, a newspaper article about his long career and his many certificates of achievement. “Staying with this job has been rewarding,” he says, “I’d do it again.”

“Fifty years is a long time,” says Louis Queen. He should know. That’s how long he has worked for AACPS. The Anne Arundel County native began his career as a student in a work-study program while still at-

AACPS currently has 90 part-time and full-time custodial staff vacancies at locations throughout the county. Go to aacps.org to apply.

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Feeding Young Minds “Earning your own money is empowering,” says Harriet Lowry, Food Service Manager for Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis. Fifteen years ago, Lowry was a stayat-home-mom looking to re-enter the workforce. “I had worked in property management previously and I knew I didn’t want to go back to that,” she says. In the food service division, the Severna Park resident found what she was looking for. “It’s a low stress job with great hours and great people,” she says. She started part-time and gradually took on more responsibility. “I find working with the kids rewarding,” she says. She tries to get them to try different foods and is always thrilled when a student recognizes her away from the school. “I love to hear a student yell, ‘there’s my lunch lady’ when they see me in the store.” Her most poignant work experience came during the pandemic. “I’ll never forget. I was eating dinner with my husband when I got the call. My supervisor said the schools were closing. I could stay home and still collect a paycheck or I could keep working. I didn’t even have to think about it. Of course, I kept working,” she says. Lowry and others in food service spent the pandemic packing lunches and passing them out to students every weekday. “I think it was important for morale and continuity,” she says. “Those lunches were the only physical contact kids had with the school during that time.” She says the pandemic gave her the opportunity to meet the parents of the students, too. “When you work in the lunchroom, you don’t see the parents, but during Covid, they would drive up to the school with the kids in the car, and we got to meet,” she says. “It was during this time our PTA really stepped up, too. They got us matching t-shirts.” As of Aug. 3, AACPS had 234 food service vacancies. To apply, visit aacps.org.

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HE START of a new school year brings many exciting changes–a new teacher, new classmates, newly-sharpened pencils, and maybe even a shiny new lunch box or backpack. This year, for families in Anne Arundel County, there will be one additional change to consider: new school start times. Despite Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman’s request on July 29 that that Board of Education consider delaying the change of start times until next year, it seems…the times, they are a’changing. Here are some suggestions of how to keep calm and carry on for the 20222023 school year.

NEW START TIMES IN AA COUNTY In October 2021, the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Board of Education voted unanimously (8-0) to approve the new school start times, which take effect the first day of the 2022-23 school year, Aug. 29 for most students. The board decision stipulates that elementary schools will begin at 8 a.m.,

middle schools will begin at 9:15 a.m., and high schools will begin at 8:30 a.m. The decision is based on research that middle and high school students will benefit from later start times that allow them to be more well rested for school. By comparison, in previous school years, elementary start times ranged from 8:10-9:30 a.m., middle school from 8:10-9:25 a.m., and all high schools opened at 7:30. While many adolescents are happy to sleep a little later this year, the switch has not come without difficulties and criticism. AACPS is actively trying to address staffing shortages complicated by the school start changes. With school start times on a more condensed timeline, more buses and therefore drivers are required to complete the routes, whereas in prior years, drivers could complete several routes in the same area since start times were more staggered. As of the Aug. 3 School Opening Weekly Update released by AACPS, there were 72 bus driver vacancies, 56 crossing guard vacancies, 234 food service worker vacancies, 90 custodial staff vacancies, and 418 school-based

teacher vacancies across the county. Additionally, some parents are scrambling for childcare or after-care options for the extra time that their younger children will need supervision between school ending and the end of the typical workday. In some cases, older siblings who, in prior years, may have been relied upon for childcare will not be home until well after their younger siblings have been dismissed from elementary school. Some parents of elementary-aged children are questioning the “healthier school hours” description of this change, since their young children will be required to wake much earlier than previous years. In winter months, some children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops before sunrise. In an informal poll of 259 AACPS parents, 70 percent of parents with elementary-aged children said their child will need to wake up before their preferred/natural waking time to get to school this year. Out of 259 replies, 38 parents said their child’s wake time will be impacted by 30 minutes or less, CONTINUED

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97 said between 30 minutes to one hour, and 46 said their child’s wake time would be affected by more than one hour. On the other hand, some parents point out that an earlier start time negates the need for before-care and is thus an advantage for those families. Some parents also noted that it is always a struggle to get kids up and ready for school, no matter the start time.

EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE Dr. Faith Hackett, a pediatrician in Severna Park for 36 years, sees the time change as beneficial because it enables older students to have healthier sleep habits. “I think it is wonderful that the teenagers can start later since it is age appropriate for teens to need to wake later. I do know it may interfere with after school sports etc. but most of these problems should figure themselves out,” Hackett says. As for elementary-aged students who may have had a later bedtime through summer, Hackett suggests moving kids’ bedtimes earlier 30 minutes per week to prepare for their school-night bedtimes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following sleep times: ages 3-5 years: 10-13 hours (including naps); ages 6-12 years: 9-12 hours; and ages 13-18 years: 8-10 hours. Hackett also recommends blackout curtains to help children fall asleep if it is still somewhat light out when they head to bed. “Kids are exquisitely sensitive to light,” she notes, so light-blocking curtains can help them settle into sleep regardless of time. Not only are earlier bedtimes a good idea, but shutting off screens well ahead of bedtime is also recommended. Hackett notes, “There was a recent pediatrics article that showed how lack of sleep in all age groups was associated with poor school and academic outcomes, and it pushed hard on the need to reduce screen times later in the evening to avoid late night sleep problems. I have to make that a priority in any discussion about sleep and school.” She suggests shutting down kids’ access to phones, tablets, TV, and computers 30 minutes prior to bedtime. Earlier bedtimes may necessitate earlier mealtimes, as well. “It is really important to make [meals] a sched-

uled event that mimics school meals: 7 a.m. breakfast, 11 a.m. lunch, snack at 3 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., etc. if that is going to be your child’s day,” says Hackett.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING Another item on your to-do list may be back-to-school shopping, which for some, is the most exciting step of the back-to-school process. If so, make sure to mark Maryland’s Tax-Free week, Aug. 14-20, on your calendar. Shoppers will not pay tax on clothing and footwear items priced under $100. The first $40 towards a backpack are also not taxed this week. Did you know the tax-free holiday applies to consignment stores, too? Stores such as Savvy in Severna Park, Return to Oz in Annapolis, and Honeysuckle Quality Consignment in Arnold, offer deeply reduced prices on popular brands, and parents get more bang for their buck by purchasing gently used clothes. Choosing used is also environmentally-friendly by reducing manufacturing waste and saving perfectly good clothing from the landfill.

WHAT’S ON YOUR LIST? Since the pandemic, AACPS has provided schools with additional funding to purchase school supplies, so some families may find shorter lists of required items again this year. The needs and preferences of every school, grade level, and team of teachers may vary,

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routine of bedtime reading with your kids, or having older kids complete their summer reading lists. Melody Wukitch, Reading Specialist and Owner of Park Books & LitCoLab in Severna Park, suggests that implementing, or reimplementing, reading times now is a good idea, so the change doesn’t seem to be associated with the start of the school year. “The biggest thing is to make it not feel like school,” she says. If kids don’t already have a library card, now would be a great time to take them to get their own library card and explore the library, Wukitch says, noting it’s never too late in the summer to participate in the summer reading program. “A lot of parents don’t think about writing,” says Wukitch who suggests journaling or “diary-your-day” as a fun way to “warm up their hands” for the writing that will happen during the school year.

ADIOS, SUMMER As we rush to check off those last summer bucket list items (sno-balls, anyone?), here is a week-by-week list to help families stay on track with school preparation, from now until the first day of school (Aug. 29 for most students): Three weeks out • Have your kids go through their fall clothes. Those favorite jeans from last school year may fit more like highwaters now! Figure out now if you’ll need to shop for fall clothes during next week’s Tax-Free shopping period. • If bedtime needs to change by 1.5 hours or more to be ready for school, begin moving bedtime back by 30 minutes this week. • Consider installing blackout curtains in your kid’s room(s). If you purchase/order now, you give yourself some wiggle room to install them in the next two weeks. • Have anything on your summer bucket list? A fishing trip or that tie-dye project? Get it on the calendar now. • For kindergarten parents: You completed registration with your new school, right? If you’re not sure, now is the time to call the school and check. • Apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals. All students may apply; once the online application is submitted and validated, the eligibility status of your child(ren) will be sent home. Two weeks out • If bedtime needs to change by 1 hour to be ready for school, begin moving bedtime back by 30 minutes this week. • Are new water bottles, reusable snack bags, backpacks, or lunch boxes on your list? Order or shop for those

now before stock gets picked through. • Need another reason to shop? It’s Maryland’s Tax-Free Week, August 14-20. Purchases that can be tax exempt this week are clothing and footwear under $100 and the first $40 of a backpack. • Do you know when your school ’s Back to School Night is? Find out and pencil it on your calendar: aacps.org/ BTSevents One week out • Bedtime still not on track? Bump it another 30 minutes earlier this week. • For new (pre-k or K) students: Practice (with a grown-up) eating lunch out of the lunch box, bento box, or whatever containers you plan to use. Parents should make sure children can open and close everything themselves. • Time to get meals on a consistent (and if needed, earlier) schedule to mimic meal times on a typical school day. • Before you’re burned out on packing lunches, make a list of easy packable lunch ideas for those days when you are feeling uninspired for ideas (like in March…or next Wednesday). Three days out • Make sure you are consistently using that new bedtime to rest up for the first day. Consider waking kids up at the new wake time for school days (though we won’t blame you if you use every last opportunity to sleep in while you can!). • Dig out those First Day of School posters for first-day pictures. • Look up school lunch menus and write down who is taking or buying lunch for the first week. The day before • Do everyone a favor and set out first day outfits the night before; this small step saves everyone some stress in the morning (Mom!!! Where is my favorite red T-shirt?!?) • Load up the backpacks with all those shiny new school supplies. • For bus riders: Double check AACPS or school website for your closest bus stop (they may have changed from last year). • Pack lunches, snacks, and water bottles so they are ready to grab and go from the fridge in the morning. • Make sure alarm clocks are set (maybe a couple!). The first day! • Help kids prepare for a long first day with a protein-rich breakfast. • Take those adorable first day photos. • Perhaps most importantly: a pep talk and a hug before they leave for the day. Despite the changes and challenges this year might bring, many kids (especially those who remember the dark days of distance-learning during Covid) will be excited to see friends, walk familiar hallways, and begin a new year of opportunity and adventure.


How She Spent Her Summer Vacation Calvert teacher studies STEM in Germany BY MOLLY WEEKS CRUMBLEY

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chool may have been out for her students over the summer, but not for teacher Holly Fallica. Fallica, a 7th grade science teacher at Calvert Middle School, became a student herself when she participated in a summer study program Holly Fallica takes a tour of the chemistry and science in Germany. Her travels and studies labs at University of Bremen during her study abroad in Germany. Photo: Fallica. came courtesy of the DCwhich will reach an estimated 5,000 based Goethe-Institut Transatlantic K-12 students. Outreach Program, which has spent Germany is a world leader in the 20 years providing educational opporfields of STEM (science, technology, entunities to North American teachers gineering, and mathematics), and the and professionals. The goal of TOP is opportunity to go there has been a long to give American educators new ideas, time coming for Fallica. “In 2020, I was instructional strategies, and lesson awarded a trip to Germany to learn plans for the 2022-2023 school year,

about the schools, sustainability practices, and STEM of Germany. Because of COVID, this trip had been deferred for nearly 3 years until this past June and July,” she explains. “This summer I finally had the opportunity to go.” Fallica was part of a tour created especially for middle school STEM teachers, and she was the only Marylander in the group of 14. She joined teachers from Massachusetts, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Arkansas, and South Carolina. “German partnerships helped pay for this opportunity so that we can come back with lessons to teach our students about German culture and experience,” said Fallica. After webinars and an orientation to help familiarize themselves with German language and culture, Fallica and her fellow educators arrived on the other side of the Atlantic ready to jump headfirst into a two-week long itinerary that included visits to German schools, chemistry labs, community gardens, museums, and historical sites, and unique ecosystems. The curriculum centered around four main areas of study: sustainability, renewable energy, climate change, and ecosystems. Fallica particularly enjoyed her outing to Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park, where the group explored the UNESCO World Heritage

Above left: Journi Martin was the 2021-2022 Tools for Success Scholarship recipient. Right: Students at the Charity Paint Party at Muse Paintbar in National Harbor in 2019. Photos: Jaemellah Kemp.

Nonprofit Helps Single Parents BY JAMILEX GOTAY

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aemellah Kemp faced a heart-wrenching decision: buy school supplies for her kindergartner or food. It’s a position no parent ever wants to find themselves in. So in 2012, Kemp took her situation and made something positive from it. She founded a nonprofit organization to help other single parents in similar circumstances.

Her nonprofit is called It Takes Two and it just celebrated 10 years of helping local single parents Aug. 6. The organization is a youth development program aimed at helping students in single-parent households find success. Since it began in February 2012, It Takes Two has helped children in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, as well as in the greater Washington, D.C., area. As of 2014, the organization has provided 250 students with school supplies through its Supply Drive 365 as part of the Anne Arundel County Public School’s Back to School Program and has awarded 36 scholarships total-

ing over $10,000. Before she founded It Takes Two, Kemp was working full-time and earning her master’s degree in nonprofit and association management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Kemp was able to receive help from family and friends but she knew that not all single parents were as fortunate. Her group’s motto is “Everybody needs a hand up, not a hand out.” It Takes Two eases the financial burden of single parents by offering a Tools for Success Scholarship to aid in the purchase of school supplies, laptops, internet access, and tutoring. The award ranges from

ecosystem of tidal mudf lats that play host to a great number of migratory birds. “It was fun comparing this ecosystem to our Chesapeake Bay ecosystem back home,” she said. Other—less muddy—highlights for her included STEM-oriented visits to museums and facilities in Berlin. “We toured many museums to learn about STEM opportunities and what scientists are currently working on in the labs. One big focus we noticed is the practice of sustainability. It was everywhere in Germany including in the schools and city restaurants.” At Mercedes Benz, her group learned about career opportunities and the technology currently being used in the electric vehicle manufacturing industry, of particular note since the European Union has a goal of doing away with combustible engines by the year 2035. Now home again, Fallica and her TOP classmates are ready to head back to their classrooms armed with new ideas and experiences. She encourages other educators to consider applying for future TOP study programs through the Goethe-Institut. “I cannot wait to share more with my CCPS colleagues this fall,” she says. See pictures and stories from her experience on her Twitter feed @hfallica. Learn more about the TOP program: goethe.de/top.

$200 to $500 and is available for students in fourth grade through college. It Takes Two also offers two educational programs for students. The Positioned for Greatness Youth Program is a co-ed life skills program for students in fifth through 12th grade and focuses on six aspects: anti-bullying, financial literacy, college and career readiness, youth entrepreneurship, community service, and leadership. The program offers students a first step in generating a plan for life after high school, whether it is higher education or the workforce. It also includes summer service hours. The Reading Challenge promotes reading, creative writing skills, critical thinking, and artistic expression in school-aged children. In this program, students are provided with free books in after-school programs aided by various state organizations. At the completion of each book, students can add it to their home library, thus encouraging reading with their siblings and friends. Despite the financial challenges that come with being a single parent, Kemp says the youth of today are missing “opportunities and options [for the future]-even if it’s just a conversation.” Through her organization, she encourages families to just “simply ask and someone will support you or make that connection to change the trajectory of your life.” • Learn more: https://ittakestwoinc.org/

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Aug 12: Car Cruize Nite

Naval Academy woodwind trio performs in the historic bandstand. 12:30pm, USNA, Annapolis, free (photo ID req’d): usna.edu.

Hear the United States Naval Academy Band Superintendent’s Combo perform selections by Gordon Goodwin, Luis Bonfa, and timeless jazz classics from the swing era. 6pm, Atria Manresa, Annapolis: usna.edu.

America’s Boating Club

Join this group for fun, friendship and boating activities. Dinner 5:30, meeting 6:30pm, The Pier Restaurant, Solomons: usps_pax_river@yahoo.com.

Tides & Tunes

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

Tommy Malone in Concert

W/ Liz Barnez. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $25, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com. AUG. 11 THRU 20

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Watch The Newtowne Players’ performance on the State House lawn; bring lawn seating, food and beverages sold. ThFSa 7:30pm, Historic St. Mary’s City, $18 w/discounts, RSVP: HSMCdigsHistory.org or newtowneplayers.org. AUG. 11 THRU SEPT. 4

The Drowsy Chaperone

This loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, features one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Directed by Jason Vellon. ThFSaSu 8:30pm, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, $27, RSVP: summergarden.com. FRIDAY AUGUST 12

Family Fun: Reptiles

Turtles and lizards and snakes—oh my! Learn about reptiles with handson activities, games and crafts (ages 3+). (Also Aug. 13.) 10am-1pm, National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, free: 301-497-5760.

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Gallery Reception

objects, plants and animals while learning about the history and features of the refuge; drop-in program. 9:30am-1pm, North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel: 301-497-5887.

Meet the Calvert Artists Guild members whose exhibit Reflections is on display. 1-4pm, CalvART Gallery, Prince Frederick: calvertarts.org.

Calvert Bookmobile

KIDS Junior Wildlife Ranger

Visit the library on wheels. 10-11am, Bayside Forest; noon-1pm, Long Beach Community Center; 2-3pm, Mill Creek Community: calvertlibrary.info.

KIDS Summer STEAM

Sounds of the Severn at Manresa

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Zimmermann Bandstand

Take a dip into discovery with an ocean of fun books, activities and snack (K thru 5th grade). 2:303:30pm, Fairview Library, Owings: CalvertLibrary.info.

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Car Cruize Nite

See classic cars on the rooftop. 4-9pm, Rod ‘N’ Reel parking garage, Chesapeake Beach: car.nutz.events@gmail.com.

Join a Refuge Ranger to explore nature activities. Complete the Junior Wildlife Ranger activity booklet and earn a badge (ages 6-10). 1:30-3pm, South Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, RSVP: 301-497-5887.

Author Talk

Robert M. Brantner talks about his book Skyheist, an aviation thriller set in the 1960s. 2-3pm, Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side, free: captainaverymuseum.org.

Farm to Table Series

Enjoy an evening meal on the farm with Graze Gourmet. 5-7pm, Wildberry Farm + Market, Crownsville, $85, RSVP: wildberryfarmmarket.com.

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.

Music at City Dock

City Dock Tango. 6pm, Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis, free: annapolis.gov/summerconcerts.

Summer Acoustic Concert

Music by Three of a Kind

Biondi Family Band; Dirk and the Aug 13: Archaeological Lab Processing Truth. 6:30-8:30pm, Goshen Farm, Cape St. Claire, free: goshenfarm.org.

3-5pm, Calvert Co. Fairgrounds, Prince Frederick: threeofakindmusic.com.

H2G Artist Showcase

Soca Wine Music & Food Festival

Join the ArtReach team and Hood2Good for a youth artist showcase. 7pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, free, RSVP: marylandhall.org.

Fridays at the Captain’s

The joy of sketching with Jay Anderson. 7-9pm, Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side, $15 w/discounts: captainaverymuseum.org.

Full Moon Cruise

Watch the sun set and the full moon rise over the water on a cruise with live music; beverages available for purchase.7:30-9pm, City Dock, Annapolis, $40, RSVP: watermarkjourney.com

Girl Named Tom in Concert

8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $39.50, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.

Archaeological Lab Processing

Learn what happens after artifacts are found on an excavation in this immersive lab experience geared towards older teens and adults (ages 16+). 11am-2pm, Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park, Upper Marlboro, $14 w/discounts, RSVP: https://bit.ly/3dkxqsI.

Community Health Fair

Receive free health screenings, COVID19 and back to school vaccines, food and product vendors on site, games and more. 11am-3pm, Mt. Olive UMC, Prince Frederick: mtoliveumchurch.com.

KIDS Outdoor Adventures

Explore nature and the outdoors with art, crafts, and play. Noon-2pm, St. Clement’s Island Museum, Coltons Point, $3, RSVP: 301-769-2222.

SATURDAY AUGUST 13

​​Conversation & Cruise

Enjoy Caribbean food, wine and Soca music. 4-9pm, Anne Arundel Co. Fairgrounds, Crownsville, $20-$45, RSVP: socawine2022.eventbrite.com.

Sturgeon Moon Paddle

Explore the Patuxent River by canoe during the full moon (ages 16+). 5-9pm, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $20, RSVP: jugbay.org.

Summer Park Concerts

Sound Check Rock Bands perform; bring lawn seating. 6-8pm, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, free: fqwp.org.

Annapolis Chamber Music Festival

Mark the opening of the 7th season with music and wine, plus meet the musicians. 7:30-9:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, $60, RSVP: chambermusicannapolis.org.

Bad Animals in Concert

Learn about boating through time on a ride on the water taxi. 9am, St. Clement’s Island Museum, $15 w/discounts, RSVP: 301-769-2222.

Heart tribute band. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $29.50, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.

Solomons Dragon Boat Festival

Watch teams race along the Patuxent River to raise funds for SMCR. Aug 13: The Wheeland Brothers 9am-3pm, Solomons Riverwalk: SolomonsDragonBoatFestival.com.

Photo-Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Hunt for sculptured stones, mystery

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The Wheeland Brothers in Concert

1pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, Aug 13: Bad Animals $15, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.


Maryland Writers Alert! Win $100 in Writers on the Water

Poetry/Flash Contest Up to 300 words Deadline Aug. 15 Submissions and info: newbaybooks@gmail.com

Announcement & Honors at Authors’ Release Party

August 28, 1PM Bayside History Museum, North Beach, MD

GRANDFATHER

CLOCK REPAIR

Aug 14: R.E.I.G.N. Gospel Brunch

Celebrating 51 Years

We also fix wall & mantel clocks

Jazz Performance

Stef Scaggiari performs on piano and vocals with Mark Russell on electric bass. 8pm, 49 West Coffeehouse, Annapolis, $25, RSVP: 410-626-9796.

Music by Three of a Kind

10pm-1:30am, Middleton Tavern, Annapolis: threeofakindmusic.com. AUGUST 13 & 14

Celtic Weekend at London Town

Explore the historic site’s Celtic roots with music, language and skills in this living history weekend; see hearth cooking, carpentry demos, a display of tartans, live music, musket demos, poetry readings and tours, plus more. 10am-4pm, Historic London Town, Edgewater, $10 w/discounts: historiclondontown.org. Aug 14: Punch Needle Workshop

kid entrepreneurs, including: Jewels by Airyana, Milan’s Berry Good Treats, Cassidy’s Creations, and Noble Vending. Noon-2pm, Annapolis Town Center (next to Ruah Yoga): https://annapolistowncenter.com/ event-detail/little-bosses-2/.

www.marylandclockco.com 1251 W. Central Ave G-3 Davidsonville, MD 21035 410-798-6380 301-262-5300

R.E.I.G.N. Gospel Brunch

1pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $22, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com.

Music by Three of a Kind

3-7pm, Mikes North Crab House, Pasadena: threeofakindmusic.com.

City Dock Summer Series

Karousel Band. 6-9pm, Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis, Facebook @AiPPCAnnapolis.

Allen Pond Park Concert

Hear the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters perform. 7-8pm, Setera Amphitheater, Bowie, free: cityofbowie.org/concerts.

Sam Grow Trio in Concert

W/ Scott Kurt. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $25, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com. AUGUST 14 THRU 20

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week

Qualifying apparel and footwear (valued at $100 or less) are exempt from the state sales tax. The first $40 of a backpack/bookbag is also tax free. Learn more: marylandtaxes.gov. MONDAY AUGUST 15 SUNDAY AUGUST 14

Punch Needle Workshop

Explore the art of tufted textures and loops in this beginner punch needle workshop. Design and make abstract embroidery art, learning techniques on an 8” frame; supplies included (ages 16+). {Workshop for ages 12-15 is 1-4pm.} 9am-noon, ArtFarm Studios, Annapolis, $75, RSVP: artfarmannapolis.com.

Inspired by the Water Contest

Deadline to enter New Bay Books writing competition. Share poems or flash writing (up to 300 words) inspired by water and win $100 in this inaugural writing competition. Email a letter of introduction: newbaybooks@gmail.com.

KIDS Obon Storytime

Celebrate the traditional Japanese festival to honor ancestors. 10:30-

Airport Farmers Market

9am-1pm, Airport Terminal building, California: Sotterley.org.

Corvette Car Show

9am-1pm, Inner West Street, Annapolis: corvetteannapolis.com.

Little Bosses Festival

Shop the startup businesses of local,

Aug 14: Sam Grow Trio

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BAY PLANNER 11:30am, Busch Annapolis Library, RSVP: aacpl.net.

Tween Summer Book Fest

Join other book lovers to talk about Miles Morales and Spider-Man, there will be snacks. 6:30-7:30pm, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick: CalvertLibrary.info. TUESDAY AUGUST 16

KIDS Bloom & Buzz in the Bay

Join museum educators for a morning of exploration, crafts, stories, and fun related to plants and pollinators; explore the Children’s Garden, plant flower or vegetable seeds for a home garden, go on a nature walk, read stories, and identify things that bloom and buzz around the bay (ages 5-7). 10am-noon, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $10, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Calvert Bookmobile

Visit the library on wheels. 11am-noon, Southern Pines II apartments; 12:301:30, Southern Pines Senior Center; 4:15-5:45pm, Solomons Town Center Park: calvertlibrary.info.

Knights of Columbus Bingo

Doors open 5:30pm, game starts 7pm, The Knights of Columbus Council 2577, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie: kofc2577.com.

More than a Book Discussion

Join the Calvert County Commission for Women for a discussion of Know My Name by Chanel Miller, with assistant state’s attorney Kathryn Marsh. 6:307:30pm, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick: CalvertLibrary.info. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17

KIDS Fossil Adventure Days

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 fossil collecting, work to identify your findings (ages 8-12). 10am-noon, Cove Point Lighthouse, Lusby, $10, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Calvert Bookmobile

Visit the library on wheels. 4-6pm,

Breezy Point: calvertlibrary.info.

Dog Days of Summer Cruise

Bring your pup on board the Harbor Queen for a fundraiser to benefit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Furry friends can cool off in pools on the top deck while they bob for hotdogs, humans enjoy music, raffle, and a full bar with beverages and snacks sold. 6-7:30pm, City Dock, Annapolis, $35 w/ discounts: watermarkjourney.com.

Beginnings in Concert

Chicago tribute band. 8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $42.50, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com. THURSDAY AUGUST 18

Calvert Bookmobile

Visit the library on wheels. 10-11am, Calvertowne Townhouses; 1-2pm, Chapline House: calvertlibrary.info.

KIDS Little Minnows

Preschoolers (3-5) join in story time and a carryout craft on the theme of pirate life. 10:15am & 11:15am, Calvert Marine

Museum, Solomons, $9 w/discounts, RSVP: calvertmarinemuseum.com.

32nd Annapolis Art Walk

Visit Annapolis galleries and see artists work up close. 5-9pm: artinannapolis.com.

Tides & Tunes

The Grilled Lincolns perform; bring lawn seating; no coolers. 7-8:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport, $10 donation: amaritime.org.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

8pm, Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, $45, RSVP: ramsheadonstage.com. PLAN AHEAD

Poetry Contest Reception

Aug. 28: Winners of the Writers on the Water poetry/flash contest (deadline Aug. 15) will be announced at this gathering, plus meet the authors of the latest releases by this local publisher. 1pm, Bayside History Museum, North Beach: newbaybooks.com. •

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PLAYGOER

BY SUSAN NOLAN

(Left to right) Josh Mooney, Kaitlin Arnold, Tom Wyatt, Traci Denhardt, and Kyle Eshom star in The Drowsy Chaperone. Photo: ASGT.

Summer Garden Theater’s The Drowsy Chaperone

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he Drowsy Chaperone may not be the best-known musical on the theater circuit. Even Annapolis Summer Garden Theater director Jason Vellon admits in his Director’s Notes that audiences fall into two camps—”those who love it and those who have no idea of what it is about.” Yet, its 19-month, 2006-2007 Broad-

way run resulted in five Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for composers/songwriters Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and Best Book for a Musical for writers Bob Martin and Don McKellar. That’s not too shabby for a parody-piece initially written to be performed at Martin’s 1997 stag party. In fact, the bride and groom characters were named for Martin and his wife, Canadian actress Janet Van De Graff. ASGT’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone opens in darkness with

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a lonely Broadway aficionado simply known as Man in Chair (Tom Wyatt) bemoaning the lack of glamour in modern entertainment. He suffers from what he calls “a non-specific sadness.” Looking to cure his blues, he plays a recording of his favorite musical—the fictitious hit The Drowsy Chaperone. As the needle hits the vinyl, the original 1929 cast enters his apartment. Their singing and dancing transport him and the audience to Prohibition-era Broadway. In this play-within-a-play, musical star Janet Van De Graff (Kaitlin Arnold) is about to give up her career to marry oil-tycoon Robert Martin (Kyle Eshom). They and their guests have arrived at the home of their hostess, the ditzy widow Mrs. Tottendale (Sarah Mitchell) and are served by her dutiful butler, Underling (Gene Valendo). Best man George (Matthew Rigby) insists on keeping the bride and groom apart until the ceremony. He agrees to keep an eye on the groom and trusts the drowsy— really, tipsy—chaperone (Traci Denhardt) to do the same for the bride. Meanwhile, the producer Feldzeig (Matthew Gray) plots to foil the wedding while contending with toughtalking gangsters (Conner Bland and Meridian Toalepai) and wannabe showgirl Kitty (Kristi Dixon). An amorous Italian ladies’ man (Josh Mooney) and daring aviatrix (Ellen Quay) round out the cast. Identities are mistaken. Misunderstandings ensue. The wedding is canceled, but because this is a musical comedy, the Man in Chair is guaranteed his happy ending. After all, as Mrs. Tottendale reminds us in song, “Love is always lovely in the end.” Or is it?

The plot is silly—like a good spoof should be. It’s filled with kitschy gags and the archetypical characters we expect to find in any 1920s comedy. The storyline employs spit-takes, wise-guy lingo, time distortions, and a deus ex machina. The Drowsy Chaperone is parody at its best—and the ASGT cast is masterful in its delivery. Wyatt plays the nameless Main in Chair with perfect comedic timing and touching humanity. Throughout the grand musical, his character brings the audience in and out of reality by sharing tantalizing gossip about the stars and revealing his own personal disappointments. Arnold and Eshom shine as the bride and groom—their on-stage chemistry is magical. As a grande dame of the stage playing an inebriated, aging chaperone, Denhardt is stunning. The supporting roles get some of the biggest laughs. Dixon is hilarious as Kitty, especially when she reveals that— perhaps—she’s smarter than anyone expects. Bland and Toalepai are delightful in their roles as mobsters masquerading as pastry chefs. Mitchell’s forgetful Mrs. Tottendale is unforgettable. As expected, ASGT has come through with another show that does not disappoint. The costumes have the glitz and glamour of flappers and gin-running gents. The set is ingenious. The choreography is exciting; the music gives life to it all. I arrived as someone who had no idea of what it was about and left firmly in the camp of those who loved it. • The Drowsy Chaperone runs through Sept. 4. ThFSaSu 8:30pm, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, $27, RSVP: summergarden.com.


MOVIEGOER

BY DIANA BEECHENER

Thirteen Lives

A team of divers does the impossible in this tense drama AMAZON PRIME

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n June 2018, 12 members of a Thai soccer team and their assistant coach decided to explore the local Tham Luang caves as a treat before a birthday party. An hour later, parents at the party started to wonder where their children were. Unseasonably heavy rains had caused flooding in the caves, trapping the team 2 kilometers inside the mountain. With monsoon season just around the corner and water levels rising quickly, the Thai government asked for help. What they got, however, was a miracle in the form of divers Rick Stanton (Viggo Mortensen: Crimes of the Future) and John Volanthen (Colin Farrell: The Batman). On paper, the duo doesn’t seem that miraculous: Rick is a retired firefighter and John is an IT consultant. But it’s what they do for fun that makes them unique. They are part of a very small international community that specializes in underwater cave rescues. For fun, they squeeze into barely passable caves, either to save people or retrieve bodies. Rick and John are accustomed to claustrophobic underwater dives but the environment at Tham Luang is different. The small caves have incredibly fast currents and unstable walls. Rock falls and muddy water make traversing even a few meters incredibly dangerous. Rick and John are determined. They work with Thai Navy SEALS and the local government to traverse the cave system. Above them, teams of engineers and volunteers work to divert the water that’s rushing into the cave. Around them, the desperate parents hold a vigil, hoping to see their boys again. Will the team find the boys? And worse, if they find them, how on Earth will they get them out? Based on the true story of the amazing rescue operation to save kids trapped in a rapidly filling cave, Thirteen Lives is a tense drama about the perseverance of humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. Director Ron Howard (Hillbilly Elegy) is no stranger to the disaster res-

Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, and Viggo Mortensen in Thirteen Lives. Photo: Vince Valitutti / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures.

cue genre. One of his best films, Apollo 13, is an excellent example. He’s in fine form here, too, offering an exacting look at just how much effort it took to save the soccer team. Though the film clocks in at a hefty two and a half hours, most of the time flies by as the film ratchets up the tension and stakes with nearly every scene. Part of the brilliance of the movie is the cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Beckett), who captures exactly how stifling the cave system is. We watch as divers must take their oxygen tanks off their backs and shove them through narrow tunnels, groping blindly around stalactites as they fight the currents. I found myself gnawing on my fingernails instead of popcorn as the divers shimmied through openings barely large enough to fit them. Howard breaks the tension with a bit of great character work from Mortensen and Farrell. Though Rick and John seem to be all business, they know the odds of finding the boys alive, let alone saving them, are slim. Every time they’re given a bit of hope, it almost makes their job harder, because the crushing knowledge that they could fail grows. The actors do a wonderful job juggling the sort of daredevil persona needed for such a challenging dive, and the emotional consequences of being an underwater cave rescue diver. The film is, however, a little light on the Thai side of things. The rescue operation that came together to save the soccer team was immense, with volunteers from all over the globe coming to help. Howard’s film focuses mostly on the divers and the soccer team, as a function of the drama (and running time) but skimps on exactly how much the Thai government and its people sacrificed to attempt this astounding rescue. If you’re looking for more information about this incredible story, consider checking out the impeccable documentary The Rescue (available on Disney+), which fills in a few of the film’s gaps. A gripping movie that will definitely make you reconsider scuba diving on your next vacation, Thirteen Lives is ultimately an uplifting movie about what the world can accomplish if we work together. It’s a great message and one that we could all probably heed. Good Drama * PG-13 * 147 mins. •

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CREATURE FEATURE

STORY AND PHOTO BY WAYNE BIERBAUM

Farmer Ants and Aphid Herds

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ears ago, I planted two types of grapes in my backyard but now a large maple tree is blocking the light to them. All I get now from my grapes are large leaves. As I was inspecting the plants, being hopeful for signs of grapes, I noticed patches of reddish-colored aphids and red ants that were milling around in the middle of the groups of aphids. The ants did not attack the aphids and the aphids did not try to escape from the fierce-jawed predatory bugs. The two insects definitely had some sort of association or relationship.

In the past, I have discussed symbiotic relationships—relationships where each member derives a benefit. There are many instances in the animal world of symbiotic relationships: cleaner shrimp preventing decay of the teeth of predatory fish; coyotes cooperatively hunting with badgers. One of the most interesting, yet small-scale, examples of symbiotic relationships is that of ants farming herds of aphids. The relationship is more complex than a simple food and protection operation. Not only are the aphids literally herded by the ants, but the ants control their life cycle.

GARDENING FOR HEALTH

STORY AND PHOTO BY MARIA PRICE

Aphids produce a sweet nectar called honeydew and obtaining this nutritional fluid is the goal of the ants. Most ant species have multiple sources of food and can live without aphids, however, the citronella ant lives almost exclusively on the honeydew produced by a root aphid. The ants are named citronella because of the sweet citrus smell they produce when stressed or smashed. The ants herd small whitish aphids that live on the sap of roots near the soil surface. The root aphids also live on the stems of succulent plants. The citronella ants are small and subterranean but sometimes in the spring of the year, a colony of ants will decide to move and will spill into someone’s house. They are generally not attracted to food or sugar and are disturbing because they can show up in huge numbers. Root aphids are difficult to eradicate and the suggestion is to target the ants that farm and protect them. Aphids are frequently a danger to crops and controlling infestation frequently also targets the aphid’s friend, the ant. At least one plant has devised a method of controlling aphids by giving appealing gifts to the ants. Okra plants are frequently infested by cotton aphids, which in turn are protected by Pheidole ants. The okra plant can produce a small sweet nodule on the under side of its leaf called a pearl body, which competes for the ant’s attention and thus leaves the aphid to the mercy of predatory insects. If an okra plant doesn’t have aphids bothering it, then

Heleniums: Nothing to Sneeze At

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elenium autumnale, also known as sneezeweed, is a perennial f lower that is beautiful and long-lived. Helenium has a natural range from Quebec to Florida and west to British Columbia and Arizona. It is hardy from horticultural zones 3 to 8 and blooms in late summer or fall, attracting bees and butterf lies. Common sneezeweed is in the daisy or Aster family (Asteraceae). Helenium can be found in most of the United States in moist soils along edges, shores, and thickets. The plant’s stem branches near the top with many flowers on each plant. It’s good to cut the stems back in early summer, in June to July, to force more branched flowering heads. The clumps can be divided every few years to maintain vigor. Heleniums are pollinated by insects, not the wind. The flowers of the wild flower are yellow rays with a conspicuous disc, often brown or yellow. Breeders have worked to develop heleniums in colors from red to mahogany to primrose yellow. Breeding has also brought earlier flowering times. The variety called Mardi

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the leaves have few pearl bodies. But if an infestation occurs, then all the leaves start producing increasing numbers of pearl bodies and the ants switch food sources and the aphid infestation is diminished through predators. Aphids have many enemies such as ladybugs, lacewings, and wasps. So having the ants protect them is a real advantage. Ants will move through their herd of aphids and softly touch them with their antennae, leaving scent markers containing pheromones and hormones that slow and calm the aphids and tell the aphids where they can travel. The brushing of the ant’s antennae on the aphid is also thought to stimulate it to produce the honeydew. Ant scent markers also tell other predatory insects to leave the aphids alone. If that scent hint doesn’t work, then the ants will fight to protect their food source. The nature of certain ants is true herding behavior. Some ants have been seen moving aphids from a seemingly diseased part of a plant to a healthier section. When a colony of ants moves to a new location, some species will carry aphid eggs with them to establish a new farm. When the life cycle of the aphid reaches the point when it should develop wings and fly, ants have been observed clipping the wings. My red grapevine has died but the white grape has survived. Although I never get many, if any, grapes from my one remaining vine, I am still going to try to get it to prosper even if just to watch what insects inhabit it. •

Gras has bicolor yellow and red ray flowers, and one called Ruby Gem has red-bronze and yellow flowers. Botanist Sue Trull from the Ottawa National Forest reports that sneezeweed was a name given by the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin. In certain cultures, sneezing was regarded as a desirable way to rid the body of evil spirits or loosen up a head cold. Ethnobotanist Dr. James Duke writes that the American Indians use the powdered, dried disc florets as a snuff for head colds and excess mucus. Working around the fresh plant has never made me sneeze. It’s also known as Helen’s flower, referring to Helen of Troy. The flowers supposedly sprang from the ground where Helen’s tears fell. Helenalin is a sesquiterpene lactone found in species of helenium that makes it poisonous to humans, fish, dogs and livestock, especially sheep. Helenalin irritates mucous membranes but research studies by the National Cancer Institute have found it to possess significant anti-tumor properties. •


SPORTING LIFE

STORY AND PHOTO BY DENNIS DOYLE

Seeking the Right-Sized White Perch

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ne of the more difficult trophies to take on the Chesapeake Bay is a citation-sized white perch. They’re unusually scarce and can be pretty crafty, especially in the mid-Bay area. I have a few tips that can improve your chances of scoring a 13-inch-plus beauty. The first is to search out fishing areas that don’t get many anglers. It can take more than six or seven years, and often over 10, to produce a citation-sized fish. White perch can live over 17 years in the Bay but get a lot of pressure from both recreational and commercial anglers. It is the most frequently harvested species in the Chesapeake as well as the most delicious. Looking where most people don’t can be an advantage. The Maryland Bay record is 2.6 pounds but in recent years a 10-incher is commonly considered a big perch. Beginning early in the day is often an advantage as the earliest bite is best but it usually dies off by noon though it can pick up again toward dusk. My biggest whitey came on a white 1/0 Clouser Minnow at 10 p.m. one evening near a Sandy Point stone jetty. I was in a canoe casting a fly rod for rockfish. It was early in my Bay angling career and when I released it, irritated that the fish wasn’t a striper, I didn’t know that

I’d never see another white perch of that size again—though I’d eventually get some up to 14 inches. The key for bigger perch is bait. Smaller whites, up to 10 inches, will eat anything, including worms of all types, clams, any kind of shrimp, artificial bloodworms and blue crab—soft, paper shell and peeler. The bigger perch though seem to prefer crabs to all else. Those smaller fish though will often eat up your bait supply before any big ones can be located. Move locations if the sizes aren’t immediately encouraging. Another good tip is that when choosing soft crab baits, the tougher the soft shell is means the harder it is for perch to steal. Big perch like deeper waters during summer months, especially around structures of all types; bridge supports are likely areas, and deep water boat berths can harbor big black backs. So can boat houses and boulder-built jetties. Fish your baits close to the structure. Look for unusual areas to try—perch will return and hold in the same general locality for years and if they aren’t chased out by predators or caught can grow to pleasing lengths. A hook size of 1/0 will allow the use of bigger chunks of crab and minimize

hooking up the tiny perch but it’s also wise to use a clear, flexible bait thread or fine netting such as Atlas Mike’s Spawn Net, to reinforce the bait and discourage the thieves. Ordinarily a size 4 hook is used for this smallmouthed species but will be too small for the lunkers and can easily tear out of their delicate mouth structure. Read your fish finder closely. The units are very good these last few years and if you pay attention and look hard, you can often tell when you’re over larger perch. Remember, when you do start to hook up big perch from a certain area, don’t work that spot too hard or too often. If you clean out a location they may not build back up there for a very long time. Smaller perch taste just as good as the big ones. Those intent on casting artificial baits up in the tributaries will find that those in the ¼-ounce size, including spinner baits and crank baits, will deliver the better fish. I especially like chromed Rat-L-Trap plugs, Captain Bert’s Perch Pounders and Super Rooster Tails. Any similar type clones will undoubtedly

work as well but these are my favorites in depths up to 6 feet or so. Deeper waters suggest small metal jigs such as Kastmasters, Clarkspoons, Silver Buddies, Pline minnows, Shimano Snipers and their ilk. Casting and bouncing the lures across the bottom will often get surprisingly good results, particularly early morning and evenings. Working the bottom under a breaking school of fish of all species can produce surprisingly big single perch, as I’ve said they’re a clever lot. ••• White Perch Open Fishing Tournament, Aug. 14 at Podickory Point Yacht Club: Prizes for first, second and third, for children and adults for the three heaviest white perch, plus an award for the longest. Fishing begins at 5:30am, weigh-ins start at 2:30pm, party noon-5pm. Complimentary t-shirts, BBQ, and beverages. See anglerssportcenter.com for details. •

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Kent Slaughter of Springfield, Missouri, filed a class-action lawsuit against Bass Pro this month, alleging that the outdoor equipment superstore is not honoring its lifetime guarantee on the Redhead All-Purpose Wool socks, the Springfield News-Leader reported. Slaughter says the warranty influenced his decision to buy the socks, and until 2021 he was able to return them when they wore out for another pair with the same promise. However, last year, the store changed the merchandise; the new socks feature a distinctive stripe design and offer only a 60-day warranty. Slaughter's suit notes that the store's "The last sock you'll ever need to buy" claim is no longer true. Bass Pro didn't comment.

Who Knew?

• People in Gorakhpur, India, are struggling with record heat and lack of rainfall, as are many parts of the world. But according to the Daily Star, they had a different solution—and it worked! "It's a time-tested belief that frog weddings are held to bring in rain," said organizer Radhakant Verma. His group found two frogs on July 19 and held a wedding ceremony for them, with hundreds of people watching and a celebratory meal afterward. Sure enough, on July 20, the India Meteorological Department called for heavy rainfall in the area. • More heat wave fun: University of British Columbia researcher Alison McAfee told Metro News that when outdoor temperatures exceed about 107 degrees Fahrenheit, drone (or male) bees begin to convulse, forcing their sex organs to explode from their bodies, an event that causes them to die from shock. "It's pretty extreme," McAfee said. "That's a temperature they shouldn't normally experience, but we were seeing drones getting stressed to the point of death." She believes drones are one of the most effective indicators of climate change.

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Ah, the thrill of the open road, the

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miles rolling by under your boots, the wind blowing through your mullet ... or not. According to Newscenter1-TV, Rapid City (South Dakota) Regional Airport has announced a partnership with the world's largest motorcycle rental company to offer rental bikes for the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August. Now you can fly in, don your leathers and roar into Sturgis fresh as a daisy. "We believe this added amenity will be convenient for guests," said Patrick Dame, airport executive director.

Unclear on the Concept

Japan is famously known for its culture of overworking. Rather than try to change that culture, two Japanese companies have developed an upright nap pod, where workers can sneak in a quick, private power nap without having to nod off in the restroom or at their desks. The boxes have been compared to upright tanning beds, Oddity Central reported. They offer support for the head, knees and back, even as workers stay in the standing position. "It's better to sleep in a comfortable location," noted Saeko Kawashima of Itoki, the furniture company that collaborated on the product.

News You Can Use

It's hot everywhere, but Texas is showing off with consecutive days above 100, or even 110. Some wild animals have a unique way of dealing with the heat, and it even has a fun name: splooting. WFAATV in Dallas reported on July 21 that squirrels are taking to the street, literally: lying facedown with all their limbs spread out. The rodents don't sweat or pant, so splooting in the shade helps them cool down. One little guy was even spotted splooting on a sidewalk vent.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Jim Battan, 57, of West Linn, Oregon, figured out a way to pay off his $110,000 backyard luxury pool: Since September 2020, Battan has hosted about 9,000 swimmers through an app called Swimply, NBC New York reported, making $177,000. Battan admits there's more to the job than providing towels. He and his wife spend 12 to 14 hours a week managing bookings and doing maintenance. "I love the income, but I generally caution people from it," Battan said. "It takes a lot of time to learn about pool chemistry and maintenance. I look at my pool chemicals probably five to 10 times a day." But at $70 per hour for five people, it's worth it to him. And his customers like it, too—he has a high return rate.

Here Come Da Judge

KDKA-TV reported on July 19 that attorney Lauren Varnado, who was defending a Pittsburgh corporation in a courtroom in New Martinsville, West Virginia, accused Judge David W. Hummel Jr. of pulling a Colt .45 pistol out of his robes during the proceedings in March. Varnado alleged that Hummel pointed it "in a waving motion, like he was scanning, first at the defense counsel, and then (placed) it on the bench

and slowly (turned) it to make sure the barrel of it is pointed at me." Because of the trial's contentious nature, Varnado had a security detail, but Hummel wouldn't allow them into the courtroom, saying, "I have bigger guns than they have." Varnado said she is working with the FBI and the West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission. "He cannot stay on the bench," she said.

Recent Alarming Headline

A 73-year-old woman fishing with friends off a boat along the Florida coast on July 19 caught the wrong end of a 100-pound sailfish when it leapt out of the water, The Washington Post reported. Katherine Perkins, from Arnold, Maryland, was stabbed in her groin area by the fish's pointed bill as her companions tried to reel it in. The boat returned to shore and Perkins was airlifted to a hospital.

Creme de la Weird

Catarina Orduna Perez, of Misantla, Mexico, had "a particular affinity for penises," Vice reported, so when she passed at age 99, her family fulfilled her dying wish: a giant phallic statue atop her grave. Her family unveiled the monument—all 5 1/2 feet tall and 600 pounds of it—on July 23, honoring her approach to life and her belief that her family are "vergas"—a Mexican slang word that means "penis" but can also connote "integrity, courage, passion," said her grandson, Alvaro Mota Limon. The monument took 12 people a month to construct, and reaction from locals has been mixed. "Of every 10 people, I think that around seven see (it) positively," Mota Limon said.

On a Mission

On July 22, Corey Johnson, 29, of Ocala, Florida, attempted to enter the Patrick Space Force Base in Brevard County with a special message from President Joe Biden: Johnson claimed Biden had told him to steal a 2013 Ford F150 from Riviera Beach, then drive it to the base to let them know that U.S. aliens were fighting Chinese dragons. Fox35 Orlando reported that Johnson was apprehended outside the base and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Awesome!

Ultra-marathoner Dave Proctor, 41, set a cross-Canada speed record on July 21 when he arrived in Victoria, British Columbia, the CBC reported. Proctor, of Okotoks, Alberta, set out from St. John's, Newfoundland, 67 1/2 days earlier, running an average of 66 miles per day. "I feel like I'm on top of the world," Proctor said upon his arrival. "I've just seen the most beautiful country in the world." Proctor ran through 12 pairs of shoes and consumed 9,000 calories per day. "Cinnamon buns and scones, I'm still not sick of it," he said. Achieving his "lifelong dream" came on his second attempt; in 2018, he succumbed to a back injury after 32 days of hitting the pavement. • 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: Further Farther (40 words)

KRISS KROSS

TRIVIA

All or Part in Asia

1. What country is known as the “Cockpit of Europe”? (a) Belgium (b) England (c) Germany 2. When was wrestling introduced in the Olympics? (a) 1928 (b) 1904 (c) 1940 3. Where is the extinct volcano Koh-i-Sultan? (a) Pakistan (b) Turkmenistan (c) Iran 4. Pristina is the capital of what country? (a) Serbia (b) Croatia (c) Kosovo 5. The Mariana Trench is in what ocean? (a) Atlantic (b) Pacific (c) Indian 6. London’s Fleet Street is famous for what? (a) Newspaper & press agencies (b) Stock Market (c) Fashion center

Some word usage books assert English to be one of the easiest languages to master, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Wait, no, that’s further from the truth, because you use further to describe a metaphorical or figurative distance. Farther would be a real physical distance, as in, the actual distance one is able to throw the word usage book. Oh, my! English IS easy. Scoring: 31 - 40 = Aloft; 26 - 30 = Ahead; 21 - 25 = Aweigh; 16 - 20 = Amidships; 11 - 15 = Aboard; 05 - 10 = Adrift; 01 - 05 = Aground

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SUDOKU

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.

CRYPTOQUIP

4 Letter Words Iran Laos Oman

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CROSSWORD ACROSS

1 Unit of work 4 Reporter’s question 7 Sellout indicator 10 Aircraft compartment 13 Arena shout 14 Novelist Rand 15 Place to unwind 16 Welsh rabbit ingredient 17 Large tuberous root with orange flesh 20 Catch a few Z’s 21 Bank posting 22 Goddess of wisdom 24 Wild oxen of Tibet 26 Holy Hindu’s title 27 Encumbrance 30 Buffalo’s county 31 Cruciferous vegetable 34 Bolivian export 35 Open carriage 36 Wrestling hold 37 Gardener’s purchase 38 Look at flirtatiously 39 Cantina 42 Kittiwake 43 Balancing pro 46 Large red fruit 48 Temporary debt 49 Court records

6 Letter Words

5 Letter Words

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Burma Egypt India Japan Korea Macau Nepal Qatar Syria

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7 Letter Words 11 Letter Words Armenia Bahrain Georgia Lebanon Vietnam

Philippines Saudi Arabia

8 Letter Words Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Pakistan Thailand © Copyright 2021 PuzzleJunction.com solution on page 22

Vegan Me

50 Wife of Saturn 51 Elbow-wrist connection 52 Sad, in Cadiz 55 Singer Ives 57 Ratite bird 59 Corn flakes and raisin bran 63 Pouch 64 Gray piece 65 Sleazy paper 66 ___ de Janeiro 67 Summer on the Seine 68 Dissenting vote 69 Arthur Godfrey played it 70 Morning moisture

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!

24 Nevertheless 25 Paul’s “Exodus” role 26 Envelope closer 28 Actor Tognazzi 29 Cambodian coin 31 Zoo heavyweight 32 ___-Saxon 33 Pepper type 35 Lampblack 37 Up till now 38 Ballpark figure 39 Fed biz grp. 40 NRC forerunner 41 Leaves for dinner 42 Rubbernecked 43 Kale variety 44 Prospector’s need 45 Literary collection 47 Kind of crew 48 Play the siren 53 Computer image 54 Fountain order 55 Bill 56 Exhort 57 Compass pt. 58 “Welcome” site 60 French vineyard 61 Tell a whopper 62 Boar’s mate

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