Spend the Day at an Apple Orchard

SPEND THE DAY AT AN APPLE ORCHARD By Joanne R. Alloway      Just imagine biting into a crisp, red juicy apple straight off the tree. Better yet, how about bringing home a peck or a half-peck of different varieties of Fall’s delicious apples? Apples can be effectively stored for several months if you are […]

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The Gambler

The Gambler By Ellen Moyer Gambling is America’s favorite pastime. Attesting to human passion for games of chance, revenue investment is in the billions, two times greater than money spent on fast foods, movies and musical recordings. Evangelists abhor it and some religious sects outlaw it. The rest of the world seems to accept it […]

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Polocrosse: King of the One-Horse Sport

Polocrosse: King of the One-Horse Sport By Betsy Hickok Polocrosse is similar to lacrosse except it may be more fun. It’s played on horseback. Known as the king of the one-horse sports, it’s unlike polo where a player has several horses available to play. In Polocrosse, only one horse can be played by a player […]

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Who is Punxsutawney Phil?

Who is Punxsutawney Phil? By Leah Lancione The Christmas or Hanukkah decorations are put away and the New Year’s ball already dropped, so what’s next? Valentine’s Day? Presidents’ Day? St. Patty’s? Now, just hold on. Don’t forget about observing Groundhog Day on Feb. 2, though it is not recognized as a federal holiday. Americans either […]

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The Annapolis Boat Shows

The Annapolis Boat Shows By Ellen Moyer It is October. City Dock looks like the circus came to town. The dock is sprouting tents. Multicolored flags are flying. There is a new hustle and bustle in the city. Walking on Main Street, waiting in line at Chick and Ruth’s Deli, is like being at the […]

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Here We Go Again Round-the-World

Here We Go Again Round-the-World By Vern Penner Some Outlook by the Bay readers with good memories may recall an article appearing in the Holiday 2011 issue describing the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), formerly known as the Whitbread Round-The-World Race. It recommended that travelers consider plans to coordinate a visit to one of nine […]

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The Great Getaway

THE GREAT GETAWAY By Maureen Smith        For the past 10 or so years, every Fall we enjoy a beautiful little town, close to water, abounding in flowers with cute little shops and excellent restaurants. No, this isn’t Annapolis. We drive about 450 miles to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada. This little town hosts the 53-year-old Shaw […]

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Racing in the Merry Month of May

Racing in the Merry Month of May By Ellen Moyer It’s May. It’s May, the jolly month of May. For Lerner and Loewe it is the month when “all the world is brimming with fun.” For horse racing fans, the month of May is their Camelot. It is the time for family outings on green […]

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St. John’s, an Annapolis Landmark

St. John’s, an Annapolis Landmark By Sus3an Borden Whether Annapolis is your hometown or you became an Annapolitan by choice, you were probably aware of St. John’s College for quite some time before you learned of its unusual education and national reputation. Perhaps you picnicked on its campus or went to the Mitchell Gallery to […]

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Maryland Day Explained

Maryland Day Explained By Kathryn Marchi           Many of us who were educated in the Maryland school system might remember a legal holiday on March 25 called “Maryland Day.” Maryland history is traditionally studied during 4th grade, but it’s hard to remember that far back. So for those who forgot or who are not native […]

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Pimlico, Maryland’s Premier Horse Racing Track for 143 years

Pimlico, Maryland’s Premier Horse Racing Track for 143 years By Ellen Moyer           According to legend, Colonel W. Randolph Tayloe asked that on his passing that his ashes be spread across the finish line at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Such is the passion that horse racing inspires. In Virginia the Tayloe family name is […]

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Celebrate St. Patty’s Day like the Irish

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day like the Irish By Leah Lancione           In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is often celebrated by wearing of green (to avoid getting pinched), eating corned beef and cabbage, excessive drinking and, in many cities, parades. However, in Ireland the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death on March 17 is a […]

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BROADWAY ON THE CHESAPEAKE

BROADWAY  ON  THE  CHESAPEAKE  By Phil Ferrara                   It was the autumn of 1599 and the curtain in London’s newly acclaimed Globe Theatre closed as the  merry laughter of the audience shook its walls.  William Shakespeare rose to acknowledge the applause for his new comedy.  A smile creased his face as he reflected upon the […]

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