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Chelsea Harrison
Chelsea Harrison


Chelsea is a proud lifelong Marylander. She is a creative writing teacher, tutor, poet, and freelance writer and editor. She is also a mom of four little ones who are learning to love Maryland’s sights, sounds, and seasons as much as their momma. Some of Chelsea’s favorite Annapolis memories are interning at the Paca House, her wedding (ceremony at Annapolis Maritime Museum, reception at Loews), shopping Main Street on Black Friday (a yearly Burton girl tradition), and watching the Blue Angels. The concept of free time is foreign to Chelsea at this stage of her life, but if she found some, she would fill it by reading, crafting, baking, or watching a movie with the little wildlings.   
Local Faves:
-Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse  
-Rams Head On Stage 
-Café Normandie  

Fall Haul: Downtown Annapolis Main Street Edition

In November, we celebrate veterans, spending time with family, and of course, Small Business Saturday (November 27)! We visited some of Downtown Annapolis’ hippest boutiques to find out what’s hot for fall…and beyond. Fall Fashion On our jaunt along Main Street, we had to start at Hobo’s flagship…

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Meet Poet Laureate of Annapolis, Maggie Benshaw

You knew Annapolis had sailing, history, and crabs, but did you know we also have…poetry? As of April 2021, Mayor Gavin Buckley appointed a new Poet Laureate of the City of Annapolis: Maggie Benshaw. Maggie is a creative writing teacher at Annapolis High School, and it was my pleasure to speak to…

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Party Like the Pacas: Wine & Dine in the Garden

Picture this — it’s 1776 and you’ve been invited to one of the hottest parties in town: the honorable William Paca’s garden party for Annapolis’ elite. There will be oysters, lamb, sweetmeats, plenty of ale and rum punch, tavern gossip, and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear Paca himself regale his…

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A Wandering Bar for Any Occasion: Vintage Views

What do you get when you mix a 1964 Shasta Camper, some high-quality alcohol, and an entrepreneurial spirit? In the eyes of Brooke Mihoces, founder and owner of Vintage Views, a mobile bar catering company was the obvious answer. Since the pandemic started, many Annapolis area residents have…

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Date-Night In! Local Twists for Fun at Home

Hopefully, we’ll all spend Valentine’s Day 2022 in busy restaurants and bars, strolling down a crowded Main Street, sitting close for a concert at Ram’s Head, or in a packed audience for a local theater performance. But for Valentine’s Day 2021, many of us are still doing our darndest to stay…

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