Japanese band 333(bababa) playing at Club K. Photography by Shutterfire! Images, courtesy of Club K

Small Shows. Big Fun: Indie Music Venues Thrive in the Chesapeake Region

[By Jacob DeCoursey] The entrance is narrow and the lights are dimmed to near-darkness, accentuating the place?s already brown and black color scheme. A multitude of stickers crookedly decorate most walls, support beams and even the ceiling pipes. At one end of the small room is a bar; at the other, an empty stage. After a while, a group of ragtag musicians carry their instruments and amplifiers onto... 

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In Tourism Lineup, Aberdeen is Certainly Worth More Than a Short Stop

[By Jeff Kodis] Families visiting the Chesapeake Bay area ? especially those with a soft spot for America?s pastime ? are finding that Aberdeen has a lot to offer. Thanks to some new developments in the last decade ? mostly spearheaded by native son Cal Ripken, Jr. ? Aberdeen has become a preeminent baseball town for players and fans alike. In addition, the area offers plenty of dining, shopping, golfing,... 

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Outstanding Dreams alpacas in Preston.

Caroline Farms Feature Fabulous Creatures

[By Breyana Franklin] What do alpacas, outhouses and draft horses have in common? They all attract curious tourists who come to Caroline County for some good, old-fashioned, farm-based entertainment. Though it lacks bay frontage like many of its neighboring counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Caroline County is a unique and charming area touched by the Choptank River. Capitalizing on a couple... 

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Maryland Blue Crab

Shop, Dine and Spend the Night in Chesapeake City

In Chesapeake City, great opportunities for shopping and dining are equaled only by the comfortable and convenient accommodations. Visitors browse for unique gifts, modern art, handcrafted items and antiques in tiny shops with uneven glass windows and wooden floors. The Dragonfly Gift Shop features stained glass, pottery and garden items. Almost History offers an intriguing collection of home furnishings,... 

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Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore is Always Entertaining with Top-Notch Music and Museums

In the opinion of many visitors to Baltimore, “Charm City” gets its charm from the beautiful museums and amazing performance venues that are located throughout hip, chic and unique neighborhoods. In the Mount Vernon area, The Baltimore Art Museum (BAM) displays a renowned international collection of contemporary, 19th-century and modern art. Recognized as the largest museum in Maryland... 

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National Aquarium

Family Fun Throughout Downtown Baltimore

A family day in Baltimore City can be one filled with exciting discoveries, fun educational experiences and virtually limitless dining options. The world-famous National Aquarium is one of Maryland’s leading tourist attractions. Featuring more than 16,000 creatures, the aquarium is teeming with sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, tropical fish, lizards and frogs. The aquarium’s marine... 

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Bay Trips

Annapolis Mixes Colonial Charm, City Life

Colonial Tour A sparkling bay dotted with billowy white-sailed boats, brick-laid streets with graceful Colonial-era homes, and the inspiring sight of 4,000 young men and women in uniformed formation — welcome to Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, a mecca for boating… Read More

A Seafarer’s Life

Annapolis City Dock They’ve been called “Cowboys of the Chesapeake” — these hard-working locals who toil on the Bay. For them, water is a way of life, and has been for centuries. Crisfield is a port town with deep roots in the seafood… Read More

Blog

Seas Like These: Participating in the Maryland Governor’s Cup

Sunrise [Story by: Arin Shortz] The rush of wind, a clutter of boats. This seems like the right place to be. The stars in our eyes, no clouds in the skies, never want to leave. ***** Held in early August, the… Read More

Dining

Rock Hall Clam House Restored and Rededicated in Early November

By Jacob DeCoursey Shellfish connoisseurs rejoice! Repairs to the formerly vacant Rock Hall Clam House building owned by the Maryland Food Center Authority finally completed the first Saturday of November 2013. The public helped commemorate this event, which included a… Read More

Arts & Culture

Traditions in the Making at the Renaissance Festival

Albannach [Story by: Arin Shortz] King Henry VIII welcomes all merry-seekers to Revel Grove, Oxfordshire, England (by way of Crownsville, Maryland!), to participate in days full of fun and excitement. For more than 30 seasons, the Maryland Renaissance Festival has been… Read More

History

Havre de Grace History: Big Names in a Small Town

Historical marker located on the boardwalk promenade. [By Amanda Vitek] There’s a reason Havre de Grace means “harbor of grace.” This little town at the mouth of the Susquehanna River is big in charm and personality that has developed over the last four centuries. The town became… Read More