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The Beauty of May Day

May Day in Annapolis is really one of the most wonderful days of the year. It is a tradition that has been a part of our lovely town, hosted by The Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne now for 66 years! I, myself, growing up in downtown Annapolis have been participating in the event for many of…

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Maryland Day 2021, Better Together

Maryland Day is just that, a day dedicated to the history of our fair state. It is celebrated on March 25th, which commemorates the formal founding of Maryland as a colony in 1603. What better place to celebrate that unique history than here in our state capital of Annapolis. With this year's…

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Art & the Maryland State House

History is the Maryland State House’s biggest lure for visitors. Fine art is easily overlooked when standing under the great dome of the only state house ever to have served as the US capitol. George Washington Comes to Town When you’re soaking in the aura of the restored Old Senate Chamber…

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Bitty & Beau's Coffee

Bitty and Beau. Image courtesy of Annapolis Discovered. Bitty and Beau’s is a coffee shop along the city dock in Annapolis. If you have not ventured inside, you need to put it on your to-do list. Not only do they have amazing coffee, smoothies, and baked goods but it is impossible to leave…

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Who Was Aris T. Allen?

Visitors, especially those approaching Annapolis from the north and west, are invariably told to look out for signs pointing to Aris T. Allen Boulevard, one of the two most direct routes into the city. But few ever bother to learn the story behind the name. Aris T. Allen was a Republican…

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