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Face Behind the Mask: The West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry

Diana Love and Amy Marshall are the faces behind the masks at West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry. Photo courtesy of WAPP. In the beginning, very few were aware of the amazing success story behind the West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry (WAPP); a grass-roots organization started to help provide groceries to…

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National Foodie Days of August

Annapolis celebrates the Foodie Days of August! Photo courtesy of Galway Bay. Chances are the confinement created by the pandemic means you have trouble keeping track of the days of the week. Like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day, many of us feel like every day is déjà vu, with little to…

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Taste of Navy History at New Coffee Shop on the Yard

Gate 3 of the USNA was known for many years as “Bilgers’ Gate because that was the exit through which washed-up middies left the Academy. But that is ancient history. The latest news is that one of the two Gate 3 guard houses has been reborn as the new 1845 Coffee Shop, a place where not only…

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Forks Ahoy: Annapolis Restaurant Week

Annapolis Restaurant Week is a tasty time to visit Maryland’s historic capital city. 2020 marks the 12th year of this annual celebration, organized by the Downtown Annapolis Partnership and hosted by more than 40 area establishments. Special prix fixe menus are good from Saturday, February 29…

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I Love My Neighborhood

My husband and I moved to Annapolis from Washington DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood, building a house in a waterfront community on the Severn River. For him, it was a return to the hometown of his boyhood, a move that delighted his parents and childhood friends. For me, a native New Englander…

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Clock Tower Place: A Delicious Destination

Clock Tower Place is a little-known, but a notable destination for people who appreciate the finer foods of life. The reward for venturing beyond the boundaries of Maryland’s capital city is the discovery of some remarkable resources for food, wine, and unique gifts. Tastings Gourmet Market, Grapes…

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