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Historic London Town & Gardens Invites Reflection

I could not have found myself at a more perfect place on a beautiful fall afternoon than Historic London Town & Gardens. My curiosity was immediately struck by the dark wooden structures you see upon approach– the reconstructed Lord Mayor’s Tenement, and the Carpenter’s Shop. These rugged buildings…

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Take a Haunted Tour of Historic Annapolis

Instead of doing the usual American Halloween rituals this year – walking a haunted trail or watching horror movies – I opted to join Watermark’s Historic Ghost Walk in downtown Annapolis. I’m not one to actively search for a way to scare myself in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, but I do love…

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A Conversation with Area Fine Artist Nancy Hammond

Nancy Hammond Editions Store Front It’s 10:30 a.m. on a windy Saturday in October, and I’m across the street from a line of people that begins at a beautifully designed art gallery storefront in the Annapolis Arts District on West Street and snakes down the street and around the corner. The line…

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Red Red Wine Bar...So Fine

Extraordinary? Yes, but not quite right. Classy? Yes, but not broad enough. When I was trying to find the precise word to summarize my overall experience at Annapolis’ Main Street-based Red Red Wine Bar for happy hour, I finally was able to settle on an accurate adjective: “superior.” Yes, that…

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Brunching Around Annapolis

Sunday Brunch seems to be climbing to the top of the list of America’s favorite dining-out meals – and brunch in Annapolis is no exception. We have a growing list of options downtown and beyond. This month, I focus on some personal favorites – most within walking distance of the city’s major…

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DD's Drink of the Month: Hemingway Cocktail

I’ve heard people say that if you want the best in fresh seafood, eat where the fisherman and boaters eat. In Annapolis, one of these places is Boatyard Bar & Grill. Founded in 2001 by owner Dick Franyo, Boatyard has a large food menu that doesn’t disappoint. Paired with a cocktail list that plays…

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Cool Pop-Up Shops Coming Our Way

Chris & Karin Best Last fall, husband and wife, painter Chris Best and silver jeweler Karin Best of Kajs Jewelry, transitioned into full-time art making in their new studio space. “Making that decision freed us up to think more about the type of life we want to live,” said Karin. The couple spent…

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It's oyster season in Maryland!

October 1 through March 31 oysters “R” in season in Maryland, which means now’s the time to enjoy the state’s freshest oysters. News Radio 1090, WBAL reporter John Patti filed a special feature Time To Belly Up To The Oyster Bar, as he reports on the new oyster aquaculture operations in Maryland and…

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