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Kristin Dyak.
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Kristin Dyak
 
Kristin Dyak is the digital marketing director at a local ad agency where she specializes in social media marketing. She became an Annapolitan in 2015 when moving back east after a stint on the west coast. Growing up in Northern Virginia, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore were home to countless childhood, summer memories. Kristin is excited to be part of a vibrant community that promotes local artists, music and events in a historic city.
 
 
Local Faves:
 
-Sailor Oyster Bar
-Paddleboarding
-First Sunday Arts Festival

The Craft Beer Trail: Breweries of BWI

Maryland is no stranger to the beer brewing scene. From large scale breweries such as Heavy Seas and Flying Dog to smaller microbreweries around the state, craft brewing is a booming industry and the taprooms make for a fun place to gather within our community. Recently, the BWI area has become a…

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Make Your Holiday Meal Stand Out

Annapolis offers a variety of shops to assist you in your holiday meal prep and planning. Image courtesy of Galway Bay. Holiday meal planning can be very stressful. This year, take the anxiety out of the prep by turning to some local favorites to elevate your festive chow. If you’re adding a bit of…

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BWI Marshall Celebrates 70 Years

BWI Marshall Airport: Your Gateway to the Baltimore-Washington Region. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Although there has been significantly less travel this year, we want to send a special belated birthday greeting to our go-to airport, Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport, or as we…

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Annapolis Streets Transformed by Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining globes are on the agenda for Reynolds Tavern as temperatures drop. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. The streets of downtown Annapolis were transformed this summer to provide a safe and pleasant space for socially distant socializing and dining at our bars and restaurants. Although…

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New City Pool Open through October 4th

The New Kenneth R. Dunn Municipal Pool has three distinct areas. Fun for the whole family! Shown here is the splash zone area for the littlest swimmers. Photo courtesy of author. The long-awaited reopening of the Dunn Municipal Pool at Truxtun Park has arrived. After a $4 million renovation and…

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Summer Art Camps for Kids: Virtual and In-Person

ArtFarm Studios offers two upcoming camps as part of their August summer camp series. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Summer camp in Annapolis is often ruled by outdoor activities, like sailing and boating. However, Annapolis is also a haven for the Arts! Our historic town on the Bay is privy to…

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Escape Rooms: Beat the Clock & Beat the Heat

Mission Escape Rooms on West Street in Downtown Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Mission Escape. Social activities are taking on a new look this year due to a social distance necessity and an increase in our attention to cleanliness. Some events that are typically held outside have seen fewer changes…

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Dining & Shopping Under the Stars

photo courtesy of author There’s no doubt that Annapolis thrives with summertime vibes both on the water and along the downtown streets. A weekly event that Annapolitans look forward to during the warmer months is Dinner Under the Stars. Over the last few years, Wednesdays on West Street have…

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Exploring Bacon Ridge Trail

The Annapolis area is rich with natural resources and outdoor adventures. From bay to forest, I love the opportunities we have for fresh air right in our backyard. Due to COVID-19, Marylanders are mandated to avoid non-essential public spaces and keep our distance, but there are a few places where…

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