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Nauti-Films at the Annapolis Film Festival

For the last two years, I’ve made a point of attending at least a few of the films at the Annapolis Film Festival. I wouldn’t consider myself an aficionado of film, but like most people I enjoy becoming immersed in a good story on the big screen. I also like to support our local community and the creative arts, so checking out the local film fest a no-brainer.

March 1, 2015 | Shannon Hibberd

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Meet The Locals


Sam Collins

April 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Heubeck

Sam Collins, a senior at St. John’s College, is looking forward to graduation and post-collegiate life. But first, there’s an important game to be played and a legacy to leave behind.

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May Day Blooms in Annapolis

April 22, 2015 | Ann Powell

Best of month, Events, Family

There’s a change in the air in downtown Annapolis. At long last, March winds and April showers are giving way to sunshine, straw hats, and May flowers. Like a long-held secret bursting out, May Day is a beautiful phenomenon in our town, thanks to the traditions of the City’s garden clubs.

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St. John’s vs. Navy Croquet Match Draws Fashions from the Roaring Twenties

April 21, 2015 | Jazmine Turner Petty

Events, Family

Once a year, Annapolis becomes the host of the biggest croquet match around! Annapolis institutions St. John’s College and the Naval Academy battle it out against each other on the field to claim the coveted Annapolis Cup. This lavish lawn event brings out huge crowds of people ready to toast glasses on their picnic blankets and swing dance to the live brass band. This year’s Annapolis Cup, held on Saturday April 18, lived up to the tradition’s fun, festive atmosphere.

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An Insider’s Guide to the Annapolis Book Festival

April 17, 2015 | Donna Cole

Events, Family

It’s one day long and it’s jammed packed with books, authors, incredibly interesting panels and activities for the whole family. The selection of used, bargain books is HUGE, but easily browsed based on genre – fiction, non-fiction, children’s, teen’s, travel, cooking, maritime, foreign language and the list goes on. The used books have been collected for the past several months and reflect the diverse interests of our community. The same diversity applies to the new books –for adults and kids. There’s a quarter of a gymnasium just for Scholastic children’s and teen books. You’ll also find many opportunities to meet authors and have them sign their books for you. This is the Annapolis Book Festival (ABF), and it’s being held on the campus of The Key School on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am to 4 pm. And this is my insider’s guide to the ABF.

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Chef Teddy Folkman


April 16, 2015 | Mary Lou Baker


Many a celeb has stayed at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, but nobody has taken up permanent residence – until Theodore Folkman came to town last month. Folkman, a passionate chef and craft beer promoter with impressive culinary creds, is the new co-owner of Baroak Cookhouse and Tap Room at this popular hotel. Spacious and airy, with 153 seats indoors and additional tables (some picnic style) seating 90 on outdoor terraces, its modern décor suggests an upscale tavern.

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May Mart – An Annapolis Tradition for 70 Years

April 9, 2015 | Donna Cole


April showers do in fact bring May flowers, and nowhere is that more evident than Annapolis. For seven decades, the Four Rivers Garden Club (FRGC) has held its May Mart, offering Annapolitans a glorious selection of flowers, herbs, plants and, of course, May Day baskets. For those who’ve never been to the May Mart, just outside the doors of the Market House in Downtown Annapolis, here you will find …

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Maneuvers in Ego Alley

April 1, 2015 | Ann Powell

Best of month, On the Water

Ego Alley in Annapolis is not marked by any sign. And the nautical charts make no mention of Ego Alley, showing only the “Market Slip” along the seawall that borders this tiny tidal waterway. The narrow basin has been here for centuries, but the term Ego Alley is an invention of the last few decades.

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Tim Devine: The Man Behind sustainable, tasty Barren Island Oysters

March 24, 2015 | Adam Dahlgard


Once known as the Napa Valley of oysters, the Chesapeake Bay has historically been prime real estate for this delectable bivalve. Producing 25-40 million pounds of wild oysters in its heyday, the Bay has since seen a dramatic decline in harvests, turning out a mere 250,000 pounds annually. Aside from – and more importantly than – the irritated customers sitting at oyster bars paying a little extra for the population drop, the health of our treasured Bay has also suffered as a result. Luckily for all of us, there are people like Tim Devine …

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