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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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Take to the Trails During Great Outdoors Month

June means lots of things in Maryland, Anne Arundel County, and Annapolis: the arrival of the fresh crabs that make backyard crab feasts great, an uptick in the number of colonial-clad tour guides leading historic walking tours downtown, and plentiful views of vessels on the water, from sailboats…

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Enjoy Your Own Private Pavilion at the Park

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks encompasses more than 140 parks and sanctuaries including larger regional parks, community parks, nature areas, two swim centers, two golf courses and wide ranging programming designed for all to enjoy the thousands of acres of land that fall under the…

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Discover Outdoor Annapolis in Winter

Annapolis is as much of a go-to place in winter as it is in the warmer seasons. Year-round residents especially love Annapolis in winter because parking is plentiful, lots of different types of birds migrate to the bay, and it’s easy to get a table at a favorite restaurant. This year…

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Quiet Waters Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Artist Joe Barsin created this commemorative poster for the 30th anniversary of Quiet Waters Park. Photo courtesy of Anne Arundel County. When I first started looking at houses in the area in 2002, the goal was to get outside the hectic pace of life inside the Washington Beltway. Our real estate…

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Pandemic Pups Live it Up in Annapolis

The author, Katie, on the Harbor Queen with one of her pandemic pups. Photo courtesy of the author. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, those of us who suddenly found ourselves working from home asked the question, what will our dogs do when we go back to the office? Little did we know…

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On Working From Home in Annapolis…

Monday morning and getting back into the work routine is challenging enough. What if your commute only takes 30 seconds and your office mate is now your roommate? Americans have been through worse. (Sorry Mike!) Gemma at work. Photo courtesy of the author. How are you going to make the most of it…

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A Date with My Dog

My Valentine is 101 pounds of black furry love. We share a love for the outdoors and can appreciate a great tasting brisket. Her name is Willow, and she’s a one-year-old Newfoundland. Photo courtesy of author. Even in the winter months in Maryland, you can catch a beautiful sunny day perfectly…

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Exploring Quiet Waters Park

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are filled with beautiful spots to enjoy nature, but few come close to the size and range of options as Quiet Waters Park. Nestled in Hillsmere off of Forest Drive, the park offers a wide array of activities for all four seasons and great spots to hold incredible…

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