A Look at Leonardtown

A Look At Leonardtown By Barbara Aiken Arriving in Leonardtown, one almost expects Sheriff Taylor to stroll up and say, “Howdy fella, nice day ain’t it?” This little nugget of a town is a delightful glimpse into the not-so-distant past of small town America. Like Mayberry in the popular television show of the 1960s, this […]

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Power Up en Mass – Its more fun with friends

Power Up en Masse It’s more fun with friends  By Penelope Folsom Heard enough about all the wonderful benefits of exercise? Ready to get out there and be a part of this expanding group of hard bodies with firm muscles and great pecs? Well, something like that. There are many organized groups in the area […]

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Drones, Bots and the Bay

OutLook for the Bay Drones, Bots and the Bay By Henry S. Parker We are woefully ignorant of the marine environment. The seas cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface and make up 90 percent of its living space, but the vast ocean world is largely an unfathomable mystery to mankind. Did you know that […]

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Walking Among the Spirits of the Deceased

Walking Among the Spirits of the Deceased By Ellen Moyer My longtime friend was fond of saying that cemeteries are great places to walk. The cemeteries of St. Anne’s Church and the old City Cemetery near the heart of Annapolis are two such places. It was a cool Fall day as I set out, just […]

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Tilghman Island

Tilghman Island By Ellen Moyer It was one of those days between ice and snow with the temperature above freezing and a hint of Spring to come that I decided to break Winter doldrums and strike out on a Maryland Eastern Shore road trip. Crossing the Severn River, Buddy Morrow’s orchestration of “Candy” was playing […]

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Terrapins by the Bay

OutLook for the Bay Terrapins by the Bay By Henry S. Parker You have to tip your hat to Maryland. What other state’s flagship university would adopt a slow, scaly reptile as its mascot, and somehow make it endearing? But anyone who follows University of Maryland sports is on a first-name basis with “Testudo,” an […]

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The Dome Revealed

The Dome Revealed By Ellen Moyer  It is back! Shredded of its veil and gloriously white, the State House dome is once again watching over the citizens of Annapolis as it has for almost 250 years. The distinctive towering wooden dome is rich in history and beauty. Designed by Joseph H. Andersen, built by Charles […]

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Lyme Disease and the Eye

Lyme Disease and the Eye By Michael J. Dodd, MD Lyme disease is an infectious disease which was first described in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975. It is caused by a spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia burgdorferi. This organism is transmitted to humans by a deer tick, Ixodes scapularis. The deer tick actually gets the […]

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Energized by Spieth? Try These Area Courses

                      Energized by Spieth? Try These Area Courses By Leah Lancione             No doubt you heard about youngster Jordan Spieth’s record-breaking win at the 2015 Masters. As an article at PGATOUR.com put it, “the 21-year-old Texan turned in one of the most dominant wins ever at […]

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The Chickens are Back

The Chickens are Back By Ellen Moyer In Annapolis the chickens are here to stay, live chickens that is, unlike the free-ranging hen of the recent Geico advertisement. The city’s 16-page rule governing the raising of chickens, to the disappointment of Foxy Loxy, even demands protection from predators. Three years ago a bill introducing the […]

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Eight-Legged Terrors By the Bay

Eight-Legged Terrors By the Bay         By Henry S. Parker             This is not an article about the octopus. Those eight-legged sea creatures don’t inhabit Chesapeake Bay, and they’re far less scary than the subject creature here. The Bay Area offers some of the finest walks on the East Coast. The region abounds with charming […]

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The Day President Taft Came to Town

The Day President Taft Came to Town By Ellen Moyer It was springtime in Annapolis, April 10, 1911. The townsfolk were out and about in anticipation of a big happening. Crowds milled about the grounds of St. Johns College. St. Johns at that time was a military college, and cadets joined local residents. Midshipmen from […]

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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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Maryland’s POW Camps in World War II

 Maryland’s POW Camps in World War II By Ellen Moyer The sirens whistled. Lights went off, black curtains blanketed windows. It was 1942. World War II was raging 3,000 miles away. All along the East Coast blackout drills were preparing citizens against Hitler’s Luftwaffe that were blitzing London. My father was the neighborhood air raid […]

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Polio: 60 years after Unveiling the Salk Vaccine

Polio: 60 years after Unveiling the Salk Vaccine By Bill Fine It began in 1954 as children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburg received the first polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. This was the beginning of a test that would involve nearly 2 million children in 44 states. The test would show the vaccine […]

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Exploring the Outer Banks

Exploring the Outer Banks By Edree Hovey If you want to break out of the same old Ocean City and coastal Delaware routine for Summer vacation, how about the Outer Banks of North Carolina? It’s not that much farther. If traffic isn’t too heavy it can take as little as five hours from the D.C. […]

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Getting the Late Word from Lexington

Getting the Late Word from Lexington By Tom Lloyd The shot heard round the world? Nobody here in Maryland even noticed. At least, not right away. Word didn’t filter down this far south until about a week or so after the fact. It was a horsepower thing. Listen my children! And you shall hear: It […]

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Maryland Day Explained

“Maryland Day” Explained By Kathryn Marchi It is always nice to be reminded of the history of our state. Every year, on March 25, we celebrate the founding of Maryland but how many of us remember the details? How did “Maryland Day” become a legal holiday? Here’s some background: Maryland Day celebrates the anniversary of […]

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Bees in Your Backyard: A Hobby Full of Sweetness and Light

Bees in Your Backyard: A Hobby Full of Sweetness and Light By Kirsten S. Traynor Have you toyed with the idea of keeping your own honeybee hive? Perhaps you want pollinators for your garden. Or maybe a taste of honey from a local beekeeper stirred a desire to harvest your own. Possibly you’ve heard bees […]

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The Dome Revealed

 The Dome Revealed By Ellen Moyer  It is back! Shredded of its veil and gloriously white, the State House dome is once again watching over the citizens of Annapolis as it has for almost 250 years. The distinctive towering wooden dome is rich in history and beauty. Designed by Joseph H. Andersen, built by Charles […]

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