The Power of Flowers Returns to Annapolis

By: Ann Powell

Let’s all agree—there’s no denying the power of flowers. They can calm us, energize us, and inspire us. Flowers are heaven to pollinators and essential to plant reproduction. For us humans, they’re known to reduce stress, elevate mood, make us smile, and help us heal. And mostly they’re just… well, pretty. Here in Annapolis the […]

March 31, 2017

Ireland in Annapolis: Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

By: Sinead Harold

The month of March 2017 has been officially proclaimed Irish-American Heritage month, which is music to my ears. Lots of activities and events have been created throughout the country to honor Ireland, and there’s no better place to put on a great Irish celebration than Annapolis. When I first moved over to America from Ireland, […]

March 15, 2017

Behind Locked Doors at Mission Escape Rooms

By: Adam Dahlgard

Think you’re good at puzzles? Riddles? Maybe you pride yourself on your problem solving skills. Mission Escape Rooms (40 West St. Annapolis, MD 21401) was opened in Annapolis about a year ago, challenging the problem solving skills of hundreds of locals and visitors since. It’s an interactive, life-sized riddle of sorts, testing participants’ ingenuity in […]

February 16, 2017

An Alternative Valentine’s Day: Healthy Kid-Friendly Activities

By: Beasley Becca

Happy February!  Happy Valentine’s Month!  Happy Sugar High!  When my eldest started kindergarten, she was exposed to the wide world of sweets and sugar, much to my chagrin.  On any given day, they use Skittles as “spacers” between words and choose partners for projects by drawing matching Dum-Dum pops.  On Valentine’s Day, parents were asked […]

February 13, 2017

To plunge or not to plunge-that is the question…

By: Sinead Harold

The last thing I expected to witness on a freezing cold Saturday in January was thousands of half-naked people plunging themselves into the Chesapeake Bay; but I did, and it was all in the name of charity at the 21st Annual Maryland State Police Polar Plunge. Every January at Sandy Point State Park, over 10,000 […]

January 31, 2017

Ice Skating in Annapolis with the Kids

By: Beasley Becca

Winter is here! Though I love and appreciate all four seasons, I find it difficult to get the wiggles out of my bigger littles (ages four and six; the littlest little is a wee infant!) when we are primarily inside. This winter, I vowed to find an indoor sport. We tried the SkyZone in Columbia […]

January 13, 2017

4 Ways to Explore Annapolis this January

By: Explorer Annapolis

Winter is here, and that’s good news if you’re planning a trip to Annapolis. From art classes and fun activities for the whole family, to a Chesapeake Bay tradition and a history lesson, there’s plenty of ways to explore Annapolis this January. Classes at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Maryland Hall for the Creative […]

January 01, 2017

A Day with the Kids in Annapolis, with No Particular Agenda in Mind

By: Beasley Becca

It’s been a while since I enjoyed an agenda-free, lazy day. As the mother of three young children, one being just two months old, “lazy” is not readily in my repertoire. But with the holiday season now upon us, I feel the need to refocus and spend quality time with my little family. So on […]

December 02, 2016

Amazing Architectural Delight: Annapolis by Candlelight

By: Sinead Harold

Being from Europe and a new resident to Annapolis, I am fascinated by the history and character of the many old buildings that grace the wonderful streets of historical downtown Annapolis. I’ve also wondered what lies behind the doors to these beautiful homes. So of course I jumped at the chance to finally get to […]

November 09, 2016