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Articles by Kathy knotts

50 Ways to Leave Your Summer

Summer 2019 was then. We hope you enjoyed many days packed with fun in the sun and on the water.
    Autumn 2019 is now — or so we hope, tempted forward by a taste of days wrung dry of summer’s humidity and blanket-cool nights.
    With autumn, we expect light air, blue skies and leaves full of color. It may be Chesapeake Country’s most splendid season.
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Calvert Library ends fines

Closing a chapter in book-lending history, the Calvert Library has voted to permanently adopt the fine-free policy introduced in March.
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Honor the memory of the enslaved

      August 25 marks the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America. They arrived on the White Lion, an English privateer ship sailing under Dutch authority, at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, now part of Fort Monroe National Monument, a unit of the National Park System.

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Research begins on who was who, when, on Parkers Creek

      “For more than 10,000 years, people have hunted, fished, worked and made their homes around what would come to be known as Parkers Creek in Calvert County,” according to the American Chestnut Land Trust.

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Latin-themed market opens Saturdays in August and September

      A new farmers market with a Latin flavor opens in Annapolis next week. As well as fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants from local farms, Mercado Hilltop will sell handicrafts, piñatas, art and more. The open-air market starts August 10 in the parking lot of the Salvation Army on Hilltop Lane. The market will be open, weather permitting, every Saturday through September 28.

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Virtual story-telling adds to our sense of place

          Maps don’t tell us everything there is to know about a place. Most don’t show what used to be in a location or how it was significant to people. A new online tour bridges that gap for some 200 sites in the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Anne Arundel County.

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Modern Girl Scouts train to be ­leaders and innovators

      Today’s Girl Scouts want to be known for more than just cookies. The organization encourages the modern Girl Scout to become Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers and Leaders. G.I.R.L.s in other words — or initials.
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Colin Rees explores changing seasons
     Birds led Colin Rees — a former environmental advisor for the World Bank — to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. There he discovered a wider love, of the natural world, so strong it led to his latest book, Nature’s Calendar: A Year in the Life of a Wildlife Sanctuary. 
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Add your name to library walkway

You can help lead the way for those who seek knowledge and inspiration — literally. A $100 donation to the Anne Arundel County Library Foundation gets the name, date or quote of your choice on a brick to be placed in the walkway of the new Annapolis Library.
    Celebrate your family, remember a loved one, share your favorite book or mark a special date on a brick — up to 20 letters — that will stand the test of time.
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New signs help you navigate Annapolis

Finding your way along the busy streets of Annapolis is not a job for novices. Nor is locating a place to park. Even landmarks, museums and cultural districts can be elusive.
    So since 2013, the City of Annapolis has had a wayfinding signage program. But not so many signs.
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