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St. John's College: Face Behind the Mask

An aerial shot of St. John's College, the 3rd oldest college in the country. The College of William & Mary was established in 1693 while Harvard was charted in 1650. Photo courtesy of St. John's College. Step onto the St. John’s College (SJC) campus during fall in a normal year, and the grounds…

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History of Unique Spring Traditions in Annapolis

Certain well-known traditions declare the arrival of spring in Annapolis. Here’s a snapshot of several of these one-of-a-kind events that contribute to the reputation of our town as a unique destination. Spring Sock Burning Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. Photo courtesy of VAAAC. Tracing the…

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Artist Spotlight: Meet Naptown Brass Band

Image courtesy of Dave Bontempo About Naptown Brass Band When Dave Bontempo bought a sousaphone in 2004, he was not a musician and the thought of the Naptown Brass Band was far from becoming a reality. The Annapolis native had a deep affinity for New Orleans-style street music and was inspired by…

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