Friday, May 28, 2010

Beverly R. Lynch Retrospective at Water’s Edge Gallery

The Water’s Edge Gallery welcomes Beverly R. Lynch, an Eastern Shore Painter. Lynch’s retrospective opens on June 1, 2010 with an artist’s reception on Friday, June 11th from 6-9pm. Lynch’s works focus on subjects including animals, landscapes and boats.

Born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Lynch has drawn and painted since early childhood. In 1968, she studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. Returning to her hometown, she worked as an architectural draftsman, wood carver, sign painter and fine artist during the 1970s and 1980s.

Since 1980, she helped her husband, a commercial fisherman, in his business, reared a daughter and has written and painted. She has completed many portraits and several limited edition prints, works as website cartoon artist and wrote Wet and Hungry, an Atlantic Fisherman’s Life, using journals she kept of her husband’s fishing stories. Her work has been shown in New York’s Salmagundi Club, America’s oldest art club, and in various Maryland exhibitions.

The Water’s Edge Gallery is located in historic downtown Berlin at 2 South Main Street across from the Atlantic Hotel and is open to the public seven days a week. The June artist’s reception takes place during Berlin’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the gallery at 410-629-1784.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2009 Chesapeake Bay Health Report Card

Maryland released its annual Chesapeake Bay Health Report Card on May 18, 2010. The Chesapeake Bay showed broad water quality improvements in 2009, receiving its highest mark since 2002 from the annual Chesapeake Bay Health Report Card. At the same time, the state launched StreamHealth, a website to help Maryland residents learn about the health of their streams and take action to improve them.

The report card is an annual analysis conducted through the EcoCheck partnership between University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office. Results are based on data collected by state and federal agencies through the Chesapeake Bay Program. The 2009 report noted improved conditions in eight Bay regions and degraded conditions in two, earning the Bay a grade of “C” for overall health.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Annapolis Nautical Flea Market

The 2nd Annual Annapolis Nautical Flea Market will be held May 29 & 30, 2010 at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Shoppers can find nautical items or previously owned boats looking for a new home. This is a great way to practice sustainable boating!