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Whether mammals sweat or pant, heat gets us all down

You’re not the only species suffering in this summer’s dog days. Farm animals overheat much the same way you do, according to the Maryland Farm Bureau.
    So Maryland farmers get creative to keep their charges cool.
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Nancy Collery closes Main Street Gallery to reclaim her home

Nancy Collery’s business has occupied more than her time. It has also occupied a good part of her home. Main Street Gallery is her front parlor, den and dining room. Her front door is the gallery’s front door.
    After 20 years, Nancy wants her house back. So at month’s end, she is closing up shop.
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One family’s crusade to cure cancer puts the fun — and feast — into fund-raising

If you haven’t made an appointment to have your hair done, or if your favorite Tommy Bahama shirt or little black dress needs to go to the laundry, you had better hurry.
    There’s just one week left before the biggest party of the year: Rod ’n’ Reel’s annual Celebration of Life Gala.
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After an active spring, the native mosquito populations
are naturally declining. But not the Asian tiger mosquito.

A rainy March and April kept mosquito slappers busy.
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Water watch for foreign invaders

They are coming by water, but you won’t catch them sailing up the Patuxent like the British in the War of 1812.
    These invaders are a lot smaller but with the potential to pack a wallop on our shores.
    You can help stop this enemy before all heck breaks loose.

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Find out the truth about Abe Lincoln’s mystery advisor at Calvert Historical Society

Make a date July 30 to meet Maryland’s mystery woman.    
    Was Anna Ella Carroll a Civil War heroine, achieving that status, as her champions claim, by advising President Abraham Lincoln? Or is her role in history a myth? Worse, was she a fraud?
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A Bay Weekly conversation with David Humphreys, director of the Annapolis Regional Transportation Management Association

On your seventh circle through the auto hell of Historic Annapolis in fruitless search of a parking place, you take traffic personally. Personally is how you take the blockage on Rt. 50 west, gridlock on the Bay Bridge — and your own personal traffic hell, wherever you find it.
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Download your widget and find out who’s out there

You may need to get down on your hands and knees for this one.    
    And you will definitely need your computer or smart phone.
    Bee counting has gone hi-tech.
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Nobody wants heavy equipment in their backyard

If you’re taking a ride down to Shady Side and you head onto Snug Harbor Road, you’re bound to see a mess of cranes, bulldozers and trucks in the center of the wooded lot.
    Resident or passer-by, you’ll likely be wondering, what’s with that?
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Originally tucked in the woods at the edge of town, Union Church has grown from a house of worship for vacationers to a year-round community anchor

June 9, 1900, was a signal day in Chesapeake Country. The Chesapeake Beach Railway began bringing throngs of fun-seekers from Washington, D.C., to a new amusement park and sparkling beach resort at the mouth of Fishing Creek. A small community, incorporated in 1894 as the Town of Chesapeake Beach, had grown up around the park construction site....