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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.

Bed & Breakfast Owner Welcomes Naval Academy Families during Football Weekends, and Year Round

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 9:11AM | Posted by Elly Tierney, Owner of Chez Amis Related Categories: Dining Family Friendly Naval Academy

As the owner of an Annapolis bed and breakfast, I get great pleasure out of knowing that I can share the ‘comforts of home’ with my guests. This is particularly exciting for me as I welcome Naval Academy parents here. And, as the season shifts to fall, Navy football weekends are the perfect excuse for parents of midshipmen to experience a comfortable overnight stay and visit with their children, too.


Get a Taste History at Three Landmark Annapolis Restaurants

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 8:59AM | Posted by Mary Lou Baker, food and travel writer Related Categories: Dining Family Friendly History & Heritage

Annapolis is steeped in history, its downtown streets a virtual museum and its architecture a source of pride among its residents. This month we celebrate this history, suggesting three restaurants housed in buildings whose floors and ceilings are full of memories. If walls could talk… …More

Enjoy Live Art at the 24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:25PM | Posted by Patrice Drago, Artist, writer, customer service enthusiast Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Outdoors

Summer is the season of vacations. It beckons us to play and indulge all of our senses, and Annapolis offers an occasion for art lovers that provides an opportunity to do just that. In fact, you don’t have to be an art lover to enjoy the 24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk – it’s a fun and festive experience! It’s a great event for day-trippers from D.C., Virginia and Maryland, as well as for those of us lucky enough to live right here in Annapolis.


Mark Your Calendar for Maryland’s Exciting Autumn Bicentennial Celebrations

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:28AM | Posted by Carol Benson, Executive Director, Four Rivers Heritage Area Related Categories: Events Family Friendly History & Heritage

We have all been waiting TWO YEARS for this fall's festivities surrounding the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Maryland! And it is finally ALMOST here!! The "Star-Spangled Banner" belongs to Maryland and we are proud of that heritage and are ready to celebrate! The big news to share is that the long years of preparation have paid off, and there are interpretive markers in the ground, "Apps" that are ready to use, and a full schedule of activities to choose from, making it easy for EVERYONE to experience this historic milestone year. Read on for a summary of the highlights!


Silopanna: Annapolis’ Hottest Summer Concert

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 12:06PM | Posted by Jeni Parris Brady, local music enthusiast Related Categories: Arts & Culture Events Music Scene

Picture by Jay LessardPlease forgive my confession. As much as any eager child looks forward to a visit from Santa or the Easter Bunny, I become giddy with the prospect of hot summer festivals. Maybe it’s the idea of strolling from booth-to-booth, checking out the vendors’ wares. Perhaps it’s the misty twilight with sweet summer scents and lightening bugs flickering or the ever-present opportunity for tipsy flirting. But most assuredly, it is an occasion to celebrate and enjoy great music. No matter what your age, Silopanna (or Annapolis spelled backward) is one of the finest music festivals in the region.


July Begins High Season for Maryland Blue Crabs: Here’s Where to Find Them in Annapolis

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:45AM | Posted by Mary Lou Baker, food and travel writer Related Categories: Dining Family Friendly

Crabs Season in AnnapolisIn the summer, a person’s fancy turns to _ _ _ _ _. If you filled in the blank correctly, you get a “C” for CRABS. And July is the beginning of high season for Maryland blue crabs, the sweetest of them all. Look for the “True Blue” logo at area restaurants that have pledged to serve only the local variety in support of a program spearheaded by Steve Vilnit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


Wet, Wonderful Fun at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 7:33AM | Posted by Stacy Meadows, Annapolitan Mom & Photographer Related Categories: Family Friendly Healthy Living On the Water Outdoors

Just 24 miles south of Annapolis and right over the Anne Arundel County border in Calvert County sits a little haven that is better than the average community pool without going to a large amusement park. The Chesapeake Beach Water Park, owned by the citizens of Chesapeake Beach, is the summer mecca for children and adults trying to beat the heat. …More


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