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Fun and frolic fund SPCA’s humane works
         Ten-year-old dog fortune-teller ­Elizabeth Nolan held her client’s furry paw and looked deep into his eyes. “You are a small dog with a big heart. You make people happy. I see kibble in your future,” she told him before being rewarded with excited puppy kisses and a $5 donation for the SPCA.

Calvert Marine Museum becomes home of Maryland’s State ­Paleontology Collections

What kind of dinosaur could jump higher than a house?           All kinds. Houses can’t jump.           But houses can be moved, rearranged, torn down, redesigned and re-built. That’s exactly what is about to happen to much of the housing at the Calvert Marine Museum, to make room for the fossils of the once jumping, crawling, swimming and flying dinosaurs, as the museum evolves into Calvert Marine Museum: Home of the State Paleontology Collections and Research Center.

Management by Walking Around

The concept of Minimalism invites you to understand your outdoor spaces through interacting with them. You can do a lot or just a little, or nothing at all beyond looking at the plants and animals with fascination. The rewards are there for the taking.

She’s ringing the dinner bell

If ever you’re going to eat local, now’s the time.             The miracle of the resurrection of vegetable from seed is on full display. Apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, herbs, okra, onions, peaches, peppers, raspberries, squash, tomatoes, watermelon and zucchini are popping from stalk, tree and vine in Mother Nature’s midsummer magic show.

Newly renovated food court feeds imagination as well as hunger

A few years back, my visits to Westfield Annapolis Mall’s food court involved a game. I could not step on the squares of yellow tiles that mingled with the white, or they would explode beneath me. The white tiles were always safe, but the explosiveness of the blue and black tiles varied with my mood. I created the game because the food court seemed to need my help. The food court had restaurants, quarter vending machines for candy and toys and the escalator to Bow Tie Cinema, but no imagination.

Annapolis is surpassing tragedy with music, memory and money

Gerald Fischman. Rob Hiaasen. John McNamara. Rebecca Smith. Wendi Winters.             Thursday June 28, 2018, a grudge-holding gunman attacked the Capital Gazette office, killing five people, injuring two and traumatizing thousands.             How does a city mourn such a tragic loss? How do we surmount the violence and fear? What does it take?             Annapolis knows.
An alert family from Virginia Beach this month rescued dozens of seahorses with the aid of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.             In ancient lore, the seahorse was a sacred creature associated with divine beings, a symbol of power and authority.
Library patrons in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties are now calling the shots. At least in regards to what new books the Southern Maryland public libraries purchase.