February is Black History Month, the perfect time to enjoy a day trip or weekend getaway to scenic Annapolis, an area rich in African American history. The weather might be cold, but that does nothing to diminish the excitement of a town full of statues, museums, historic buildings and engaging personalities that honor the rich African American cultural heritage of our city and nation.
April 14, 2016
Even though I know it’ll scare me, one of my favorite things to do on a brisk October evening is to be part of a haunted, candle-lit ghost tour through Annapolis. I’ve never been disappointed by the well-versed guides leading our small group through the historic downtown district directly into Annapolis’s dark, troubled history.
October 30, 2015
It’s impossible to be anywhere in downtown Annapolis and not feel the history of the town – from colonial times to the more recent history of the 20th century. And there’s nothing more exciting than bringing history to life through art. There are some masterful examples around town. One downtown gallery in particular invites you to step back in time and converse with people of the past – from the very famous to local residents who might otherwise be forgotten.
May 21, 2015
When the Maryland General Assembly convenes on January 14, 2015 for its 435th session, Senator John C. Astle (Democrat, District 30, Anne Arundel County) will be present, as he has been for the past 32 years. Mere weeks before Astle was scheduled to walk through the doors of the Maryland State House for his 33rd […]
April 27, 2015
Where do you find work if you’re a self-described “ham” and an expert on Shakespearean language who can handily teach a cast of 50 professional actors how to make sixteenth-century English history come alive? At the Maryland Renaissance Festival, of course. The job was a perfect fit for Mary Ann Jung 36 years ago, when […]
April 26, 2015
For Miriam Stanicic, it’s always been about community. Growing up as she did in the dense, lively and diverse community of New York City, she explains, you couldn’t help but be close to your neighbors, and to know which of those could use a helping hand. Unbeknownst to her at the time, that awareness was good training for […]
April 23, 2015
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. For St. John’s croquet team, Sam is the Imperial Wicket (comparable to a team captain) and is preparing in earnest for the biggest competition […]
April 20, 2015
In the 1980’s, when the couple began playing music together in casual Annapolis bars and pubs, their repertoire consisted mainly of classic pop music—old Beatles tunes and such. At the time, Hildebrand never suspected he’d become an expert in music of the American Colonial era. But that’s precisely what has happened. His knowledge of colonial-era […]
April 19, 2015
If you’re in downtown Annapolis and you see a tall man with a booming voice and twinkly eyes wearing breeches, a waistcoat and ruffled shirt, there’s a good chance you’ve come across Squire Frederick. Squire Frederick, otherwise known as Fred Taylor, retired back in 1996 from NSA. But rather than slowing down post-retirement, he developed […]
April 18, 2015