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Tina Simmons has found the final resting place of 339 Anne Arundel WWI soldiers

      Remembering World War I veterans comes naturally to Tina Simmons. She spends many of her days hunting for them in graveyards. A teenage obsession to weed through the intricate genealogical questions of her family history has led her on an almost 30-year journey of scouring every inch of Anne Arundel County to account for the resting places of those who volunteered to fight in The Great War.
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18 men, 11 white and seven black, will be honored together
      After four years, three months and one week of fighting, the Great War ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of that day: Armistice Day.
       Two million American men volunteered for service during that war; another 2.8 million were drafted. Among those were 315 Calvert Countians.
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Two men who were there reminisce

      The Battle of the Bulge was the last major offensive push of Hitler’s war machine. What happened in the six weeks between December 16, 1944, and January 28, 1945, ranks among the most significant battles of World War II. 
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Anne Arundel ­Conservationist of 2018
En-Tice-Ment’s Deana Tice earns that honor
      Community involvement, environmental preservation and family: These are the qualities that make a conservationist.
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Race (or just stroll) for good causes to win prizes, bragging rights and justify your share of Thanksgiving stuffing and pies.

Friday November 16

Dashing Through the Snow 5K

See the SPCA’s Lights on the Bay displays up close running with the Annapolis Striders, with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies at the finish line. Choose from a Fun Run of 2.2 miles or stretch your legs for a full 3.1-mile route. Gates open 5pm, $55/carload or $15/person, rsvp: http://bit.ly/2Ppp5Dd.

Saturday November 17

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Let someone else do the cooking

      Perhaps this is the year you’d prefer to give thanks for not cooking? Bay Weekly has gone hunting to report where you can eat out on Thanksgiving and what’s on the menu.
 
Brian Boru
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What I want to know is why
      When we moved into our home 12 years ago, people asked me if we had a ghost.
     “Of course not,” I scoffed. “Not every old house is haunted.”
      Just as often, I would hear, “Your house. It has this feeling to it, doesn’t it? It’s a very happy place. It’s very inviting and warm.”
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You can move belongings in and out, but ghosts linger forever 

For John Lederer

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Friendly and fearful ghosts grapple over marine sanctuary

       The Ghost Fleet emerges from the graveyard of Mallows Bay on the Potomac River at low tide. More than 200 wrecks wallow here in the nation’s, and one of the world’s, largest and most densely packed repository of old wooden ships.
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Election Day Comes Early
You don’t have to wait until November 6; vote from October 25 to November 1
     Election Day is November 6, with polls open statewide for all registered voters from 7am to 8pm.
      Can’t wait that long?
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