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Unprecedented Presidents Presence in Annapolis

A bronze statue of General George Washington in the Old Senate Chamber, commemorating the resignation of his commission to command the Continental Army. Image courtesy of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. As any student and teacher eager for a mid-winter break can tell you, Presidents Day is…

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First Sunday Arts Festival

First Sundays on West Street If you are looking for the perfect way to spend an afternoon, look no further than the First Sunday Arts Festival in downtown Annapolis. This Sunday will be the last festival of the season, wrapping up the festival’s 20 th year! The festival takes place on the first…

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Anne Arundel County Fair Returns

The 69 th annual Anne Arundel County Fair is coming back to town this year with all of its fantastic fun and endless entertainment, providing the perfect summer wrap-up for you and your family! The Anne Arundel County Fair consists of five fun-filled days with all of the classic events you may hope…

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Navy vs. Air Force, a Football Rivalry

The Navy Midshipmen and the Air Force Falcons are at it again. Come September 11th, the football saga will continue and this year- the Midshipmen will have the home field advantage. Touchdowns and bragging rights aside, this matchup is not only about the rivalry. This game will also commemorate…

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Meet Poet Laureate of Annapolis, Maggie Benshaw

You knew Annapolis had sailing, history, and crabs, but did you know we also have…poetry? As of April 2021, Mayor Gavin Buckley appointed a new Poet Laureate of the City of Annapolis: Maggie Benshaw. Maggie is a creative writing teacher at Annapolis High School, and it was my pleasure to speak to…

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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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