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The Concierge Desk: Historic Inns of Annapolis

A view down Main Street and of the State Capitol building from the Maryland Inn. Image courtesy of Historic Inns of Annapolis. There are few things that pair as well with fall as caramel apples. Sure, one might say what about crisp air? Or falling leaves? Or what about Halloween, pumpkins, and…

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Spook-tacular Halloween Celebrations

Pumpkins lined up at Misty Valley Farms in Crofton. Photo courtesy of Misty Valley Farms. 2020 may be winning the award for our most frightful year in recent history, but the fun of fright is just around the corner! Halloween is this weekend, and while there may be some shake-ups from normal…

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Antiquing in Anne Arundel County

A timely array of political buttons adorns one of the shelves at Silk Road Antiques. Image courtesy of the author. Scouring an antique store is the modern-day version of a treasure hunt. Whether your dream find is nineteenth-century porcelain, an Eames side chair or a 1970s fringed jacket, there…

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Roy's Kwik Korner: Always A Home Run

Crab Cakes the size of baseballs, just one of the choices available at Roy's Kwik Korner in Glen Burnie. Image courtesy of Roy's Kwik Korner. Yes, the crab cakes at Roy's really are the size of baseballs, and they’re always a home run on the extensive menu at Roy’s Kwik Korner in Glen Burnie. It’s…

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Brown Mustache Coffee

Find them at the back of Old Fox Books on Maryland Ave. Photo courtesy of Brown Mustache Coffee. Just off the beaten path on Maryland Avenue- down an alley and behind Old Fox Books- you'll find one of Annapolis' best kept secrets, Brown Mustache Coffee! This quaint coffee shop was founded in 2016…

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Annapolis Ghost Tours: Explore the City's Dark Side

Haunted Ghost Tours are great any time of year- but especially during Halloween! Image courtesy of Web Wright Photography. There are some Annapolitans who walk the same hallways, to and fro, never leaving the house. They peer out windows, sometimes giving a little wave to passersby. They stomp…

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St. John's College: Face Behind the Mask

An aerial shot of St. John's College, the 3rd oldest college in the country. The College of William & Mary was established in 1693 while Harvard was charted in 1650. Photo courtesy of St. John's College. Step onto the St. John’s College (SJC) campus during fall in a normal year, and the grounds…

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BWI and Beyond - a Mecca for Art

Respective Perspectives in the International Art Gallery at BWI. Photo courtesy of BWI. There’s nothing like seeing really good art in unexpected places. Most visitors and residents of Anne Arundel County are familiar with the vibrant art scene of Annapolis. The net of exceptional art is actually…

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The Wilma Lee Skipjack Sets Sail

The Wilma Lee sails into City Dock in Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Built in 1940 and restored in 2019, the Wilma Lee was unveiled this past summer as the latest boat to set sail on the shores of the Chesapeake. This historic boat resides at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and…

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It’s Apple Cider (Donut) Season!

Cinnamon Caramel with Apple Glaze can be found via 'Glazey Days' Donut Truck! Photo courtesy of Glazey Days. Think “Annapolis food and drink,” and apples and apple cider probably don’t come to mind too quickly. Indeed, Maryland grows less than 1% of America’s favorite fruit each year; and although…

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