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July 2016

Shook & Russo 5tet

8-11pm, 49 West Café, Annapolis, $10: 410-626-9796.

Pressing Strings Plays

7-8:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport, $10 donation: 410-295-0104.

Calvert County Planning Update

Learn about the comprehensive plan and rewrites to zoning ordinance. 7-8:30pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, free: www.co.cal.md.us/FutureCalvert.

Café Scientifique

Talk native orchids with Dennis Whigham, senior botanist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. 6:30pm, 49 West Coffeehouse, Annapolis, rsvp: 410-626-9796.

Peacherine Orchestra at City Dock

6:30-8pm, Annapolis City Dock, free: www.annapolis.gov.

Help a Teacher Get Ready For School

Join Alexander’s of Annapolis Day Spa and Salon’s school supply drive: Donate  Ziplock bags, glue sticks, popsicle sticks, Elmer’s Glue, liquid soap, plastic clothes pins, tissues, pencils, chalk, scissors, smocks, markers, hand sanitizer, dry-erase markers and Visa/Mastercard gift cards. Receive $10 gift certificate. Festival at Riva Shopping Center: 410-266-6694.

6th Annual Artisans’ Fair

 

Ham radio enthusiasts stand ready to step in when all else fails

On a sunny Saturday morning in late June, in a field overlooking the Patuxent River in Lusby, men assembling two 25- and 30-foot steel towers, section by section. Atop the shorter tower is a contraption that looks like an upside-down umbrella.     What in the world is going on here?

Success on the rebound

In 2008, she knew the winds were changing, so she started writing a business plan. In April of 2009, after 25 years with Annapolis Lighting, her position was cut.     The nation was entrenched in the worst economy since the Great Depression, but Teri Leisersohn took her plan — and a huge leap of faith — and started her own business.

Small people’s wedding highlights Banneker-Douglass celebration of African American traditions

It was the most talked about wedding of 1863. Society families like the Astors and Vanderbilts clamored to be on the guest list. P.T. Barnum sold tickets to the reception at the Metropolitan Hotel. Wealthy Americans sent lavish presents, such as a horse-drawn carriage designed by Tiffany & Co.