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For The Love of Used Bookshops

Visiting used bookshops - what a dreamy assignment for a former librarian, lifetime avid reader (who learned by example from her mother), blogger, writer, and book club member. Perhaps you may be inspired by the descriptions of these unique local businesses that buy and sell second-hand books. Back…

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The Annapolis Boat Shows

The United States Sailboat Show began in Annapolis in October 1970 on City Dock. Considered a novelty of the time, the show has evolved into a mainstay of the international sailing industry and the largest event of its kind in the world. After a humble beginning that featured just 51 boats, the 50th…

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The Maryland Black Bears

Piney Orchard Ice Arena, home to the Maryland Black Bears Junior II hockey team, buzzes with activity now just as it did 20 years ago when I was a hockey mom. My husband, our son—who had played hockey since he was nine - and our two-year-old grandson attended the Bears’ second pre-season game on 7…

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Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry

{{unknown}} Similar to other great beginnings, the start of Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry was a love story. Donna De Garcia studied abroad in Mexico where she found two loves: her artistic husband and exquisite local silver jewelry. From there, Blanca Flor was born. Donna knew the beauty and story of…

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Just south of Annapolis, near the mouth of South River, sits the last remaining screw-pile lighthouse still in its original location on the Chesapeake Bay. The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has been designated as a National Historical Landmark, only one of twelve lighthouses to be given this…

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Cap'n Mike's Full Moon Adventures

My favorite thing to do in Annapolis is to get out on the water. There are many ways to go about it, but nothing gives you a more personalized experience than hiring a charter, and Cap’n Mike’s Full Moon Adventures can create a special experience for anyone. Cap’n Mike has grown up in this area…

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Taro Smoothie: A Fresh Addition to Downtown

In a prime location, just one block off of beloved Ego Alley is a discreet and subtle storefront that dons an organic vibe with simple signage and a welcoming open door. Situated on the corner of Prince George Street and Randall Street, Taro Smoothie is within walking distance to the Naval Academy…

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