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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

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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Interview with Shannon Riesenfeld: Owner of Mango + Main

At times when communities feel like worlds apart, a trip to Rwanda can put us on a collision course that unites women around the world. Shannon Riesenfeld, owner of Mango + Main, brings fair trade products from far and near to her shop on Maryland Ave. From Rwanda to Peru to Haiti to China and…

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7 Easter Brunch/Dinner Specials To Take Home This Year

Holidays typically bring families and friends together, but self-distancing has caused us to rethink our Easter celebrations. Luckily, several restaurants in the Annapolis area are open and willing to give their customers a special meal this holiday weekend. Bunny cake from Sweet Hearts Patisserie…

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Love a City that Embraces Wellness

When I was deciding where to relocate 4 years ago, I had a few boxes I wanted to check when picking my new home. First, I wanted to live on the water. Second, I wanted to live near large cities. And third, I wanted to be in a place that values and caters to a healthy lifestyle. Annapolis is a small…

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Top 6 Pizza Spots in Annapolis

Pizza is an American favorite and we all have our go-to spots. Although pizza is something we all love, not all slices are created equally. From unique artisan pizzas that are crisped to perfection in a brick oven to classic cheesy pies, Annapolis’ pizza scene has something for everyone. I was more…

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Military Bowl 2019

Gameday is almost here. This year, the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Temple Owls in the 2019 Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman! Annapolis proudly hosts the bowl game each year as the teams battle it out at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. In addition to the main event, the city…

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