Earth Day Musings

The ultimate in recycling just took place last night and early this morning. It was bulk trash pick-up which means that you can pull all the stuff you think is junk out of your basement or attic, or heaven forbid, your living room (have anything you absolutely hate and would like to chuck out the door?) and place it on the curb and by mid morning it will be hauled away. Better yet, the junk fairies (those people driving around at night in search of free things to resell) may do their magic and pick your items up during the night, saving the city money. My husband dragged out a very heavy non-working printer to the curb last night, along with an old very shaky grill, and both items were gone by 6:00 a.m. Maybe whoever took them will get them working and put them to good use. This is all in the spirit of the ultimate Earth Day which officially takes place on April 22nd, sharing the day with Good Friday. A number of fun activities are planned throughout the region. It’s a special Earth Day celebration at the National Zoo in D.C. on Friday and another at the Salisbury Zoo on Saturday. In Annapolis, the Earth Day celebration takes place at Quiet Waters Park on Saturday. It may well be a very soggy day, but the earth does need its water, so perhaps the festivities will continue with umbrellas and rain boots. Get the skinny on all the events this weekend at www, and plant a tree this weekend, as part of your springtime celebrations.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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