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Ann Powell

Margaret Crowner's Cook Shop, Galesville's Gathering Place

The Cook Shop The year is 1941. Picture yourself seated at a long table in a lively two-room restaurant, surrounded by friends and fellow workers. The red checkered tablecloth in the longer room is set with a small flower vase and well-loved dishware. A jukebox and lunch counter fill one end of…

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A New Change to the Annapolis Skyline

The Naval Academy Chapel Dome prior to it’s renovation. Image courtesy of the author. Wherever you are in downtown Annapolis--whether you’re strolling along a cobbled street or sailing a local creek or peeking out a historic window--you’ll likely catch a glimpse of the iconic Naval Academy Chapel…

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Hearth and Home at Hammond-Harwood House

A glimpse of the rear entrance to Hammond-Harwood House and it's gardens. Photo courtesy of Hammond-Harwood House. To be sure, early Americans in previous centuries weren’t shopping online or pinning their favorite interiors and furnishings to their Pinterest boards. And of course, back in the time…

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'Tis the Season for Frostbite Sailing

Want to know who I admire? Those crazy sailors who brave the winter wind to follow their passion for sailing—even in February! It’s the season for the annual frostbite series sailboat races that take place in Annapolis and other seaside towns in December, January, and February. Photo courtesy of…

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Chocolate, History, and Fun, All in One Day

Everything in Annapolis has a history, and chocolate is no exception. On Sunday, December 8th, Annapolis is celebrating the history and pleasure of chocolate at the annual Chocolate Binge Festival on West Street. Stroll over to the historic Hammond-Harwood House on the morning of the festival to…

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A Brief History of the Tug of War

Once again, the Maritime Republic of Eastport has declared war on the City of Annapolis, its colonial overlord on the “mainland.” The just-for-fun annual smackdown continues this year on Saturday, November 2 nd , when the two villages work out their differences in an annual Tug of War billed as the…

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Find Abundance at a Local Farmer's Market

We’ve all heard these mantras: Buy local. Eat healthy farm-to-table food. Get to know your farmer. Support the grassroots economy. And—while you’re at it—sustain our planet and reduce your carbon footprint. It’s super easy to do all this and more at one of the hometown farmer's markets in Annapolis…

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