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Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade seeks young poster artists

Almost as famous as the Eastport Yacht Club’s Christmas Lights Parade are its annual posters. Kids can get in on the glory and possibly win some cash. Winning artwork will be displayed on the Yacht Club Lights Parade Facebook page and may be used for posters and T-shirts.
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A library card

“What’s cooler than being cool? Having a library card,” says ‘Joe Cool’ Snoopy. That’s because kids who use the library do better in school.
    Library cards are free and can be used at any Maryland public library for e-books, e-magazines, downloadable movies and music, reference resources, HelpNow! homework help and Brainfuse free online tutoring.
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Highway construction is a long and bumpy road

Ready for the end of road construction delays on your commute?
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Take a trip back to Tudor England at this annual royal affair.
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CalvArt Gallery September show doubles as an early-season coat drive

September is time to put away the beach gear and take a good look at fall and winter wear. While you make the shuffle from shorts to long sleeves, pull out gently used coats for CalvArt Gallery’s upcoming coat drive.
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Solar, wind and energy-efficient upgrades on the way

Sandy Point State Park is a fine place to soak up the sun. Soon those rays will be turning into energy.
    The Board of Public Works approved a $535,870 contract with Baltimore-based Bithenergy to evaluate, design and install park upgrades, reducing total energy consumption by an estimated 45 percent.
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Four days to a plan-in-a-nutshell

If you could design your hometown, what would you want?
    North Beach townsfolk just considered that question, describing their ideals to a team of planners from the American Planning Association. The pros listened, and in four late summer days, returned a quick-sketch plan complete with start-up instructions.

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There’s a lot involved in getting our kids to and from school safely

Starting next week, 800-plus big yellow school buses take to Anne Arundel and Calvert county roads. Throughout Maryland, some 7,500 10-ton behemoths join the traffic flow.
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In Deale, Petie Greens lives on

Petie Greens is a name worth money.
    Along with the building bearing the nameplate, a third Petie Greens Bar and Restaurant is scheduled to open in Deale in fall.
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Once retired, school buses go to auction.
    Who would want to buy an old school bus? If you’re thinking the Partridge Family, you’re warm. Thousands of Partridge families around the country buy retired school buses and convert them into RVs, dubbed Skoolies.
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