By Vi Englund The Chesapeake A door had closed in my life. One morning I awakened at dawn: I lingered by that closed door. Then, as in previous losses, I walked alone. The wet grass beneath my feet healed my body. The trees overhead fed my spirit. And I kept hearing, or thought I heard: [...]
By Joey Greenwell THE CHESAPEAKE This past weekend, I made a fresh batch of homemade laundry detergent from a recipe my mom Leslie gave us. I enjoyed the process – I got to make a giant bucket of slime in the kitchen and my kids and wife had a blast. Let’s see what we can [...]
By Joey Greenwell THE CHESAPEAKE With spring knocking on our door and the temperatures warming up; it may seem like an odd time to write about heating your home. However, for several reasons it is the perfect time. With the problems we are all facing with the current economy and job market, a lot of [...]
By Rich Pelz The CHESAPEAKE HB 208 A bill to Confiscate all riparian rights shellfish grounds by the state of Maryland. Gone are the good old days. You can read the entire bill at http://mlis.state.md.us/2011rs/bills/hb/hb0208f.pdf Look specifically at the new language at the very end of the bill. ” SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER [...]
By Vi Englund THE CHESAPEAKE For the first time in fifty two years I returned to the campus of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. It is located just a good eyeful of distance east of the Rocky Mountains, halfway between Cheyenne and Denver. When I was on the campus it was a Teachers [...]
BALTIMORE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Capstan, homeported in Philadelphia, breaks ice on the Chesapeake Bay near the Sassafras River in Maryland, Jan. 14, 2011. The Capstan and its crew conducted ice breaking operations in the upper Chesapeake Bay for three days. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg.
By Richard Pelz THE CHESAPEAKE Things that make you go HUH???? Environmentalists have been talking about it for decades, politicians almost as long. The Chesapeake Bay needs more oysters. Jay Heberle of Calvert county got it. He understands. He took it all in. Then he decided to do something about it. As a waterfront property [...]
By Karl Blankenship (Special to THE CHESAPEAKE) Atlantic sturgeon have no shortage of adjectives that suit them. Ancient, as in a fish species that has been around so long it swam with dinosaurs. Giant, as in the largest fish native to the Chesapeake Bay – it can grow to 14 feet and weigh 800 [...]
Everyone knows there are good and bad bacteria. But the importance of identifying the difference has been difficult for some regulators in Maryland to grasp.
Unlike oysters, which build elaborate reefs, soft-shell clams burrow into the sediment where they are out of sight – and seemingly out of mind.