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      For the first two weeks of October, the U.S. Boat Shows are the hottest ticket in Annapolis. 
If the boat bug has bitten you, taken even a little nibble, you’ll walk the blocks of exhibits and miles of floating dock in awe at the wonders of marine technology. As for boats themselves, you’ll see hundreds, including lots of new design trends and models on display with sellers persuasively explaining the merits of their craft.
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Boating: Its significance in numbers

      Annapolis knows boating like peanut butter knows jelly. Whether you boat for sport or recreation, our capitol is nautically superior. But just how significant is this seafaring activity? 
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2018 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade: Call for skippers 

      There’s no Christmas tradition more Annapolis than the Eastport Lights Parade. The annual procession attracts thousands to City Dock despite December weather.

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Main Street experiment ends early

      Annapolis’s controversial Main Street bike lane was dismantled at Mayor Gavin Buckley’s request on Monday October 1.
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But no festival in 2019

      You will have to turn elsewhere to get the blues next spring. Chesapeake Bay Events announced that its signature event, the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival will not grace the shores of Sandy Point State Park in 2019 — but will return in 2020.  
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Watercolor club has full calendar
       It’s been a busy season for the Annapolis Watercolor Club. The work of the club members have been on display across the county, with shows just wrapping up at Annapolis City Hall and Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park....

Way Downstream …

        Beer came up so often last week in the Senate Supreme Court drama that television viewers should have been holding drinking contests.
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Three-year plan places 50 bikes at nine different spots around town 
      Whether you live in, work in or enjoy visiting Annapolis, the $64,000 question is where to park. 
      At city core, Church Circle is a central star, emitting streets like rays. From this spherical hub, you choose a street to search for parking. There are small streets, like Franklin and South, and more heavily traveled streets like West, Main and College Avenue. 
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       In Calvert County, the late Tom Clancy’s 537-acre Bay-front estate is on the market. Asking price, $6.2 million.
      Peregrine Estate, as the megabucks author of Hunt for the Red October and other best-sellers called it, is a 17,000-square-foot mansion, with a mile of waterfront and its own fossil-filled cliff.
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Innovation to make all safer, a few richer

      This year’s accumulating stories of deaths and serious boating accidents on the Bay and our rivers have gotten to me. I no longer leave the dock without donning my inflatable PFD. It was expensive, but it’s comfortable, and I feel safer.

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