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Taste of Navy History at New Coffee Shop on the Yard

Gate 3 of the USNA was known for many years as “Bilgers’ Gate because that was the exit through which washed-up middies left the Academy. But that is ancient history. The latest news is that one of the two Gate 3 guard houses has been reborn as the new 1845 Coffee Shop, a place where not only…

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A Music-Loving Town

Music has been my definer as long as I can remember. At age 7, my portable radio was my prized possession, blaring Casey Kasem’s Top 40 on WPGC as I played on the swing set in Oxen Hill, MD. A Navy family, we lived overseas in Norway when I was in grade school, and we all took pride in ABBA as “our”…

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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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A Naval Academy Seawall Sojourn

Since the U.S. Naval Academy, like most government installations, limits vehicular traffic on the Yard, several sites go practically unnoticed by visitors taking a walking tour. If you’re game for a relatively short, level stroll up Turner Joy Road, making an immediate starboard (right) turn as you…

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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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Kristensen Memorial Lecture Series at St. John's College

On April 26, 2019, at 8 pm in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John’s College will be hosting the 6 th installment of the Erik S. Kristensen Memorial Lecture Series. This annual event began in 2013 to honor fallen Navy SEAL and alumnus of St. Johns and the US Naval Academy, Erik Kristensen…

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6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this December

You may not think of Annapolis as a your ideal wintry retreat this season, but according to Travel + Leisure Magazine, Annapolis is one of America's Best Towns for the Holidays. This holiday season promises to be no different. Whether you want to wander around town taking in the quiet of the season…

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8 Ways to Explore Annapolis this November

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, looking to take care of some early holiday shopping, or simply looking for a great event for the whole family, you’ll find something to pique your interest this November in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Experience the world’s longest tug of war across water, a…

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