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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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United States Naval Academy: Women of Note

Elizabeth Anne (Belzer) Rowe, was the first female to graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Photo courtesy of THEFEMALESOLDIER.COM There’s a well-known and oft-altered saying about the famed dancing duo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It goes something like this: 'Sure he was great, but…

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Annapolis History Tours: Safe and Socially Distant

Annapolis, Maryland, USA downtown view over Main Street with the State House. Photos courtesy of Watermark, Explore the Heart of Annapolis and TripAdvisor. Nothing says Summer in Annapolis like going outdoors and taking in its historical charm or spending time by the beautiful waters of the…

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The Flag House Inn

One of the main roads into historic downtown Annapolis is King George Street, which ends with a sharp right turn in front of Gate 1 of the United States Naval Academy. As you take that right turn onto Randall Street, you are sure to see one of the most recognizable Bed & Breakfasts in Annapolis, the…

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Holiday Performances To Enjoy this Season

Baby, it’s cold outside! Why not stay in and enjoy a show?! Annapolis has a vibrant performing arts scene that draws talent from our own community to Broadway. The holidays are one of the best times of year to enjoy theatre, concerts, dance and even nationally touring shows. Here we round up the…

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All Saints Day Concert Is Like A Broadway Show, Only Better

Having never been to a production of the United States Naval Academy’s yearly All Saints’ Day/Halloween Concert, I wondered how I could possibly write a preview of this year’s performance without any prior knowledge. So, I decided to poll the many good people I know in the Annapolis area, asking for…

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Return to Gibson’s Lodgings of Annapolis

Last week at 110 Prince George Street, I looked at the brick facades with black window trim, stately doors, and ornate iron railings, and felt excited to re-enter Gibson’s Lodgings again after so long. More than 26 years ago, my husband and I had chosen to spend our wedding night at this downtown…

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The Art of Navy Football Tailgating

As everyone knows, tailgating is never an acceptable practice on our open streets and highways, but in the confines of the parking lots at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on game day, it can be loads of fun—and sometimes even pure magic. While not on a scale of schools ten times its size, there’s…

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A Naval Academy Tour You Might Not Know About

A tour of the United States Naval Academy is a “must-do” on the Annapolis sightseeing list. Only one place on “The Yard,” however, offers the most diverse and captivating tales of midshipmen past and present and figures from other facets of U.S. naval history. It’s probably also the least known…

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