November 28, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Holidays Events at Museums & in Town -

Friday, November 27, 2020

New Exhibits Greet Visitors to Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SMECO Employees Raise Funds for Hospitals -

Monday, November 16, 2020

Health Equity Webinar Series Set -

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Steamboats Key to Local SoMD Oyster Industry

The Chesapeake Bay region became the nation’s center for harvesting, processing, packing, and shipping oysters during the 19th century. This was especially true in waterfront towns on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that had railroad access. In St. Mary’s County, oyster packers got a later start.

Audit to Probe How DoD Spent COVID Relief Funds

Audit

The Pentagon’s inspector general will audit DoD’s distribution of $1 billion from the CARES Act to determine if money designated for a coronavirus response went to defense contractors instead.

Sea Nettles Never Leave, Message From the Cap’n

Sea nettles

Condensed milk will neutralize a sting in the eye, or elsewhere, from sea nettles, says Cap’n Jack Russell. Watermen, he claims, wouldn’t go crabbing without a can along side ’em.

Goin’ Crabbing? Some Hints in Message from the Cap’n

Crabbing

After what seems a false early start in March, the crab season is running a bit behind schedule as May moves into June. https://www.facebook.com/Jack-Russell-Fins-And-Claws-843047089123253/

Help Captain Pat’s: Help the Watermen

A GoFundMe site has been established for Captain Pat’s Seafood — not only a Lexington Park landmark and beloved seafood restaurant — but one of the last local buyers of local watermen’s fresh Southern Maryland catches.

Ospreys Return to Where They Were Born: Message From the Cap’n

Ospreys

Ospreys born in 2018 in the Chesapeake Bay will be among the scores of birds returning this month to seek a mate, begin courting, and then building permanent nesting sites to start raising young of their own. Here are some tips for learning about the returning fish hawks.

St. George Is. Opens 1776 Revolutionary War in MD

st george island

This Message from the Cap’n — “St. George Island History”– carries the islander patriots forward from 1639 to 1921 — with some links to local historians Joe Norris and Jason Babcock.

Message From the Cap’n/Oysters, Another Lesson From Mother Nature

oysters

It doesn’t add up. After a year of rainfall, then a late summer drought, ends up there’s a good oyster harvest yet prices drop for holiday buyers. The Cap’n says it just goes to show: We don’t know as much as we think we know.

What’s Killing Our Pine Trees in Southern MD

pine trees

The Southern Pine Beetle is wrecking havoc among the loblolly pine trees of Southern Maryland and the lower Eastern Shore. Outbreaks are most prevalent after a hot, dry, period like the one we just had.

Great Blue Herons: Solitary and Amazing

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons are year-round residents of the Chesapeake Bay, but some of that population might only be visiting during our cooler, winter months.