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Annapolis by Candlelight Goes Virtual

Annapolis by Candlelight is one of my favorite events of the year. Typically held over a weekend in November, this self-guided stroll run by Historic Annapolis invites you into privately-owned historic homes in the downtown area, over the course of two evenings. Docents are on hand to shed light…

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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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A Symphony for Everyone

In the art world, we hear the word “accessibility” often. Making art accessible and appealing to a wide audience is a mission many art organizations ascribe to. This includes the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra based here in Annapolis. Founded in 2003, the orchestra has been serving the community by…

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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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Art in Unexpected Places

Annapolis’s Art District contains many galleries and outdoor murals, but art also abounds throughout the town and elsewhere in Anne Arundel County, often in unusual places. At BWI Airport, for example, you can explore one or more of the seven art galleries and historical displays in various…

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Marley's Happy Hour: Galway Bay

Maryland Avenue is one of my favorite streets in downtown Annapolis. Though moments away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, Maryland Ave transports you out of that energy and into simpler times. On this street, you can find unique spots such as Old Fox Bookstore and Evergreen Antiques, as…

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