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Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour

There is something magical about peeking through gardens, exploring behind gates, not knowing what you might find around the next corner. I have been on the Annapolis Secret Garden Tour many times, and it never ceases to inspire and delight. For me, it conjures up memories of reading The Secret…

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The First Sunday Arts Festival: Redefined

Aerial view of First Sunday Arts Festival on West Street. Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Arts District. The First Sunday Arts Festival, simply known as First Sunday to many, is one of those things Annapolitans have come to rely on and take for granted. Even for those who don’t set out to attend as…

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Maine Cottage Offers the Beach Lifestyle at Home

Do you have a favorite beach vacation memory from childhood? Maybe you spent a week in a beach house along the mid-Atlantic coast, or if you are like me, often spent summer in a cottage on a lake on the coast of Maine. There’s nothing like the feeling of running back up to the house after bobbing…

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A Brief History of May Day

Annapolis knows how to make a lasting impression, but combine the quaint beauty of the town with vibrant flowers and you have an unforgettable memory. The first time I ever visited Annapolis was on May Day, and I was immediately sold. I could not believe the camaraderie between home and business…

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Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Annapolis

Credited as the first site of city-organized horse racing in the colonial times, Annapolis is home to the oldest sporting association in the United States – The Maryland Jockey Club. Founded in 1743, this club regulated the sport of horse racing in Maryland and hosted the first race within its…

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Mission Escape Rooms: Escape to Annapolis

Escape rooms have become the new thriller activity in recent years. Riddles, puzzles, moving pieces and hidden objects guide participants on their mission towards solving mysteries and escaping the confinements of a room. For those who are unfamiliar, escape rooms are a type of group activity, or…

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Light House Bistro: A Gathering Spot with History

West Street is abuzz with excitement surrounding the opening of the Light House Bistro! This new cafe and eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a grab-n-go that includes coffee and the most heavenly pastries (the trio of beignets…OMG). It is a gathering place with a mission everyone…

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