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KA-CHUNK!! Records

The music scene in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is a well-established, seemingly low-key but intense amalgam of devoted musicians, music-lovers, and genre adventurers. One store in downtown Annapolis is an example of how deeply this passion is embedded. KA-CHUNK!! Records is...

Margaret Crowner's Cook Shop, Galesville's Gathering Place

The year is 1941. Picture yourself seated at a long table in a lively two-room restaurant, surrounded by friends and fellow workers. The red checkered tablecloth in the longer room is set with a small flower vase and well-loved dishware. A jukebox and lunch counter fill one end...

The Craft Beer Trail: Breweries of BWI

Maryland is no stranger to the beer brewing scene. From large scale breweries such as Heavy Seas and Flying Dog to smaller microbreweries around the state, craft brewing is a booming industry and the taprooms make for a fun place to gather within our community. Recently, the BWI...

Face Behind the Mask: Sally Boyett, Annapolis Shakespeare Co.

'Double, double toil and trouble,' from William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Pictured are Nicole Albanese, Nancy Krebs and Christine Asero in the Dell at Historic London Town & Gardens. Image courtesy of Mario Ramos. Sally Boyett is an accomplished professional...

Wine Pairing Dinner at Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar

My favorite way to dine is with a tasting menu. Done right, it lets you get a good sense of the chef’s style, introduces you to new wines, and turns dinner into an experiential night out. So I was excited to be invited to join other media at Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine...

SPCA Opens Retail/Adoption Center: Paws at the Mall

An adoptable cat lounges around at SPCA Paws at the Mall, waiting to find it's forever home! Image courtesy of Annapolis Discovered. Paws at the Mall at Westfield Annapolis Mall! SPCA Paws at the Mall is located near the 'blue' parking garage at Westfield Annapolis...

Whites Hall: Saving & Restoring the Birthplace of Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins was born in 1795 and famously founded Johns Hopkins University and Hospital. Image courtesy of Johns Hopkins House. Whites Hall, the birthplace and boyhood home of Johns Hopkins, is located close to Annapolis in the nearby Crofton/Gambrills area. Plans are underway...

The Concierge Desk: Historic Inns of Annapolis

A view down Main Street and of the State Capitol building from the Maryland Inn. Image courtesy of Historic Inns of Annapolis. There are few things that pair as well with fall as caramel apples. Sure, one might say what about crisp air? Or falling leaves? Or what about Halloween,...

Spook-tacular Halloween Celebrations

Pumpkins lined up at Misty Valley Farms in Crofton. Photo courtesy of Misty Valley Farms. 2020 may be winning the award for our most frightful year in recent history, but the fun of fright is just around the corner! Halloween is this weekend, and while there may be some shake-ups...

Antiquing in Anne Arundel County

A timely array of political buttons adorns one of the shelves at Silk Road Antiques. Image courtesy of the author. Scouring an antique store is the modern-day version of a treasure hunt. Whether your dream find is nineteenth-century porcelain, an Eames side chair or a 1970s...