July 29, 2012 |
POPLAR ISLAND, Md. - Eighteen years ago, Justin Callahan took a small boat into the Chesapeake Bay to study the last remaining bits of what had been a wildlife paradise. Bobbing above what once was a miles-long island that had eroded to a couple of tiny pieces of dirt, he had no way of knowing the scale of the plan that the Army Corps of Engineers was hatching. It was some plan, inviting comparisons to the Titanic in terms of engineering hubris and to Jurassic Park in terms of one-upping the natural world.
June 16, 2010
The Philadelphia Cruise Terminal at the Navy Yard is getting its first cruise of the year on Saturday. The seven-night, eight-day sail will be on the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay, as far south as Virginia. The 93-passenger ship, American Spirit, is operated by American Cruise Lines. The Saturday sailings from Philadelphia will be June 19, July 3, and July 17, 2010, and May 14 and May 28, 2011. Stops on the Philadelphia and Potomac cruise will include the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal; Chestertown, St. Michaels, Annapolis and St. Mary's, Md.; Mount Vernon and Alexandria, Va., and Washington.
September 6, 2009 |
LITITZ, Pa. - More than a decade ago, tiny Lititz Run in Lancaster County was a ribbon of fetid water that was too hot, too slow, and too poisoned by agricultural runoff to support trout for more than a few weeks. Then the community embraced its revival. Neighbors re-created wetlands. Farmers changed time-honored ways. Today Lititz Run is a rarity among waterways: a year-round trout stream that has won national accolades and been cited as a model. But as a tributary in the Susquehanna River watershed, Lititz Run still isn't clean enough, and it adds to the pollution that the Susquehanna sends downstream to the nutrient-choked Chesapeake Bay. Pennsylvania bears a huge responsibility for the despoiling of the bay. The Susquehanna, which drains half the state, pumps in 40 percent of the bay's nitrogen, largely from agriculture, and a gusher of its two other major pollutants - natural sediment and phosphorus from fertilizers and detergents - abetting the decline of the Chesapeake's celebrated fishing industry.
September 4, 2009
STORY BY SANDY BAUERS PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL LITITZ, Pa. - More than a decade ago, tiny Lititz Run in Lancaster County was a ribbon of fetid water that was too hot, too slow, and too poisoned by agricultural runoff to support trout for more than a few weeks. Then the community embraced its revival. Neighbors re-created wetlands. Farmers changed time-honored ways. Today Lititz Run is a rarity among waterways: a year-round trout stream that has won national accolades and been cited as a model.
August 16, 2009 |
Bob and Reggie Wade were in their 80s, but there was nothing elderly about them, friends said. They were always planning parties, weekend outings, and trips. They drove to Florida every winter and spent the July Fourth weekend with friends in Virginia. Robert Magee Wade, 83, a financial consultant and retired company owner, and his wife, Rafaela "Reggie" Riggio Wade, 89, a former teacher, died July 26 from injuries sustained that day in an automobile accident in Lebanon County.
July 19, 2007 |
There are a lot of good reasons to hit the road: spring break, death or divorce, a midlife crisis. I have friends who are trying to visit the birthplaces of all 42 U.S. presidents, and as I've already bragged here, I've been to all 50 states. But one of the most popular excuses for a road trip is built around America's favorite pastime - taking in games at professional baseball stadiums. With the Phillies on the West Coast, I figure it's a great time for a minor-league journey, so I head south on U.S. Highway 40 toward Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md., home of the Baltimore Orioles' single-A IronBirds.
September 5, 2006 |
The sun was just peeking above the horizon as Ed Sienkiewicz nosed the Katie G out of the Patapsco River into the broad expanse of the Chesapeake Bay, picking up speed as he headed east. In 30 minutes, he guided the 32-foot dead-rise workboat alongside the first buoy - a seeming miracle of navigation in the vast sameness of the bay. Wearing rubber overalls, T-shirt and ball cap, he grabbed the buoy and attached the line to an electric winch. Moments later, the first of 20 black galvanized wire pots rose from the sea, a half-dozen caged crabs scudding in alarm.
October 14, 2004 |
John K. Kaiser, 61, of Berwyn, entrepreneur, former advertising company president, and civic activist, died of melanoma Monday at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. In 1980, Mr. Kaiser joined the Philadelphia advertising agency of Lewis Gilman & Kynett as vice president and director of client services. By 1986, he was the company's chief executive officer and president. His wife, Elaine Lange Kaiser, said a happy coincidence had ended up giving her husband the chance to head the prominent firm.
May 6, 2003 |
Centerton's Dave Quinn carded a 5-under 67 on the Hagley Mill course at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington yesterday and led the field of professionals in the Philadelphia PGA's Multiple Sclerosis Pro-Am. In the competition at DuPont's Brantwyn course, Terry Hatch won after shooting a 2-under 68. The pro-am tournaments included 46 area professionals and 184 amateurs. The Results Individuals at Hagley Mill course Dave Quinn, Centerton. . . 35-32?67 Ken Peyre-Ferry, Links.
October 7, 2000
Seventy percent of Americans take in the beauty of our nation's estuaries every year. On vacation, they fish, boat, swim and bird-watch. Another 28 million make their living off the water's bounty. But at the rate these ecosystems are deteriorating, "we're going to have icky little puddles that might look nice on a good day but won't be good for anything," says Bruce A. Richards, executive director of the Center for Inland Bays in Delaware. An estuary is an enclosed body of water formed where freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the ocean.