Blogs on Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay

Want to know more about Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay? Walk down our streets and you'll bump into area residents and small business owners who are happy to give you the inside scoop on their favorite places, pastimes, insider secrets, and bargains. To make it easier for you, we've recruited some of these same individuals to share their thoughts and insights with you through blogs. Be sure to check in regularly for their take on upcoming events, family-friendly activities, sustainable practices, fashion trends, Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay history, outdoor recreation, and so much more. They welcome your feedback. If there's a new topic you'd like our bloggers to pursue, let us know. Better yet, if you like to write and would like to be considered as a blogger for our site, contact Elizabeth Heubeck.

Lively Annapolis Music Scene Draws Loyal Fans

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:41AM | Posted by Lindsay Bolin Lowery, Artist at Art at Large, Inc. and Owner of LBo Craft Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events Music Scene

On any given night, you might catch any one of these bands—Skribe, Swampcandy, or Pressing Strings—playing the local Annapolis bar scene. But on a wintry night in January, they were the main act at Ram’s Head On Stage (33 West Street), and their supporters turned out to pack the house.

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Birding in the Annapolis Area, a Year-Round Birders Paradise

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 3:16PM | Posted by Donna Cole, Owner of Annapolis Creative Related Categories: Family Friendly Healthy Living Outdoors

In Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County, interest in birding continues to grow and for good reason – we have an incredible variety of birds, in all seasons, and many scenic places where people can enjoy them. Add to that, there are more photography enthusiasts than ever before and, regardless of age or skill level, capturing birds in flight (or sometimes even perched) with photographs can be a wonderful way to start learning more about photography and birds. So, where to enjoy our feathered friends?

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Believing in Spring on the Chesapeake

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 3:13PM | Posted by Ann Powell, Annapolis attorney, writer, boater, and gardener Related Categories: On the Water Outdoors

Winter on the Chesapeake is beautiful in a silvery blue-gray kind of way, but it most assuredly is not for cold weather wimps. When the cold wind blows across the Bay and ice forms along the shoreline, most Chesapeake boaters take a break. During the winter months, the local boatyards fill with vessels in need of bottom painting, hull waxing, and rigging work. For every boat sitting on the hard or under a tarp or shrink wrap anticipating the vernal equinox, there is a seasoned crew on shore sipping hot grog and watching the water. And waiting. …More

Wintering Aboard in Annapolis

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:35AM | Posted by By Shannon Hibberd, aka Wanderlustphotog Related Categories: On the Water Outdoors

A liveaboard houseboat decorated with holiday lights at Liberty MarinaWhat’s the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the word “liveaboard”?  Do you think of free-spirited sailors soaking up the sun?  Or maybe cruisers island-hopping in the Caribbean?  Probably the last thing that pops into your head is digging out a snow-covered boat, or gazing at a fiery sunset over an ice-covered waterway. Living aboard in a four-season town like Annapolis isn’t for everyone; but for those that choose this lifestyle, winter can be both comfortable and as much fun as summer.  Just a little different. …More

Legislative Session Enlivens Area Restaurants and Inns

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:17AM | Posted by Mary Lou Baker, food and travel writer Related Categories: Dining

Legislative Session Enlivens Area Restaurants and InnsRestaurants rejoice at the influx of legislators, lobbyists and staffers brought to Annapolis by the annual convening of the Maryland General Assembly. This year marks the 435th session of the state’s governing body, kicking off January 14 and concluding April 13. At last count, that means 47 senators and 141 delegates will come to town on weekdays, some staying at area hotels or B&Bs and all of them dining locally. …More

During the Holiday Season in Annapolis, it’s the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:47AM | Posted by Elly Tierney, Owner of Chez Amis Related Categories: Family Friendly Outdoors Shopping

 

“It's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts, Take a walk with your favorite girl, it’s a sugar date, what if spring is late, in winter, it's a marshmallow world.”

OK, well only at Christmas do you give these songs license to be silly, but in Annapolis it is 'the most wonderful time of the year' for holiday shopping and merriment. Which leads me to a little history of the wonderful streets in Annapolis where you can 'shop till you drop'.

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Learn to Prepare a Holiday Feast at A Cook’s Café

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 11:01AM | Posted by Mary Lou Baker, food and travel writer Related Categories: Dining Events Family Friendly

Chesapeake School of CookingChef Craig Sewall owns A Cook’s Café, one of our town’s “best kept secrets.”  Tucked into a strip mall across from the Westfield Mall (911 Commerce St., Annapolis), this little food-centric oasis is a favorite of locals who come for the café’s homemade soups, salads and sandwiches.  The homey space is scattered with cookbooks and magazines – there for the browsing while you eat-in or wait for take-out.  For some serious culinary inspiration during the holiday season, Chef Sewall is offering two cooking classes featuring festive dinner menus.

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Get a move on it... Holiday Shopping that is!

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 10:32AM | Posted by Michele Deckman, Stylist, consultant and fashionista Related Categories: Events Shopping

The holiday shopping season is now in full swing. To give the best gifts, avoid stress and not blow your budget to smithereens, I have comprised a list of must visit shops in and around Annapolis with item suggestions for everyone on your list, but you need to grab them while you can! Many of them have websites for those of you not ‘indigenous’ to this area.

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