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Summer of the Orange Crush

This month on Jeremy’s Drink of the Month, I beg the question, “What is the quintessential drink of Maryland summer?” The other day, I opened the door to my car, which had been stewing in the summer sun, and was received with a blast of steam heat. I started the car and rolled down the windows. It…

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Annapolis Indie Film Club

Meet Sam Nagy, the founder of the Annapolis Indie Film Club (AIFC). As a native Annapolitan, she dreamed of sharing her love of independent film with her local community. AIFC is a group of film-lovers on a mission to support, promote and celebrate independent films and the people who make them…

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Women Behind the Annapolis Arts Scene: Nicole Caracia

Nicole Caracia’s formula for success is passion and hard work. It is certainly paying off, to her advantage and for the benefit of the community served by the Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) in Brooklyn Park, Northern Anne Arundel County. Her new title of Artistic Director is one of many steps that…

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White Whale Slime: Q&A with Chrissy Fitzgerald

Slime. The word itself can invoke an almost icky feeling in response to just hearing it said. But that isn’t the case for White Whale Slime founder Chrissy Fitzgerald. In fact, she has turned her affinity for the squishy sensory object into a thriving small business. But what makes White Whale Slime…

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A Peek Inside of Franklin House

Image courtesy of the author “What goes on in this house?” That’s a question owner Sean Finter often hears from by passers-by and visitors of Annapolis when he’s out working in the yard at 59 Franklin Street. The answer is a lot. Franklin House, a white Federal Colonial house located in downtown…

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Summer with Capital SUP

Nothing says summer in Anne Arundel County like spending time on the water. This month I was excited to discover Capital SUP, where I could enjoy the area on a stand-up paddleboard or kayak, get some exercise, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. With a mission of Paddle, Inspire, and Empower, Capital…

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Homestead Gardens: an Oasis for Naturalists

Claude Monet said, “My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” Homestead Gardens is the one-stop shop for helping people create nature corners of their own. Illustration courtesy of the author. Whether or not you’ve visited their robust garden center & nursery just…

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Historic Academies in Anne Arundel County

With the high school graduation festivities subsiding, most eager graduates are up to their eyeballs in college orientations, coordinating dorm room decorations, and planning out their first night as “free, young adults.” Since summer is fast approaching and the halls of the schools all around the…

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Annapolis Cocktails Around Town

Harry Browne’s Nothing says “classic cocktail” like a dirty martini, at least in my book. You may like it “dusty” with just a touch of olive juice, or if you’re like me “filthy” with enough olive juice content to make it questionably alcoholic. (Mmm.. taste the ocean.) Photo courtesy of the…

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