Content about Family Relation

12.04.09

By CATHERINE KRIKSTAN Capital News Service Friday, December 4, 2009

GRASONVILLE - From building boats and making sails to owning seafood restaurants and processing plants, black watermen have, for more than a century, made contributions to the culture of the Chesapeake Bay.

But their narrative remains largely unwritten, alive above all in oral histories, old photographs and now, a quilt.

11.13.09

By SHARMINA MANANDHAR Capital News Service Friday, November 13, 2009

WASHINGTON - Norma Hooks described laying her sister, Leona Miller, to rest in the Chesapeake Bay as a "wonderful experience."

Miller's cremated remains, combined with an environmentally safe cement mixture, were cast as an artificial "memorial" reef and personalized with Miller's "jewelry and knickknacks," said Hooks, 64, a Finksburg resident.