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For the Love of News

The assignment for each of us, #ShareYourLove, is both intriguing and daunting. What do we love? This reporter loves many things. But reading and listening seem to be especially appropriate here. For visitors to this city and region who need to know what’s happening in the area during their…

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Live! Spa and Salon: A Hidden Gem

Work, schedules, obligations! We are all stressed out and in need of a little self-care. Cue the relaxation music and head straight to the Live! Spa at the Live! Casino and Hotel. This not-so-little gem takes up a whole floor of the gorgeous hotel and offers an array of treatments and ways to get…

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Sweet Treats at Sweet Hearts Patisserie

Heaven is a place on earth and it’s filled with hand-crafted sugary delights. I’m talking about Sweet Hearts Patisserie (patisserie: quite literally a shop where french pastries are sold) in the Clock Tower Place. There are whimsical things to ooh and ah over from the moment you walk in. A darling…

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A Music-Loving Town

Music has been my definer as long as I can remember. At age 7, my portable radio was my prized possession, blaring Casey Kasem’s Top 40 on WPGC as I played on the swing set in Oxen Hill, MD. A Navy family, we lived overseas in Norway when I was in grade school, and we all took pride in ABBA as “our”…

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Celebrate Self-Love: a Quick Checklist

February is a great month to take a “time out” and be good to yourself. Whether your status is married, dating or single a little me time alone or with long lost friends can set you right. Below is a short list of wonderful things you can plan today to do for your mind, soul and body. Feel free to…

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Loving a Town that Embraces Wine Culture

Moving back to Annapolis after spending years in California was quite the adjustment at first. My drink of choice naturally became wine and I became quite passionate about wine culture. After spending weekends in Napa and learning more on the craft of wine making, I was hooked. I love how versatile…

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A Landlubber's Love of the Bay

In Terre Haute, Indiana, where I grew up, the Wabash River is the largest body of water nearby, and it used to be part of the town’s lifeblood and the inspiration for songs (“Oh, the moonlight’s fair tonight along the Wabash . . .”). Over the last 70 years, however, locals consider the…

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Love a City that Embraces Wellness

When I was deciding where to relocate 4 years ago, I had a few boxes I wanted to check when picking my new home. First, I wanted to live on the water. Second, I wanted to live near large cities. And third, I wanted to be in a place that values and caters to a healthy lifestyle. Annapolis is a small…

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A Symphony for Everyone

In the art world, we hear the word “accessibility” often. Making art accessible and appealing to a wide audience is a mission many art organizations ascribe to. This includes the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra based here in Annapolis. Founded in 2003, the orchestra has been serving the community by…

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Spellbound by You

They all tried—tried to impart to me the whirlwind of emotions that would come along with the birth of you. I am not going to say they failed. Nevertheless, in retrospect, I will say that no amount of preparation on my part could have readied me for the journey we were embarking on. Photo courtesy…

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