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This is the place sailors meet their dreamboats

      The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 26 to 28 at City Dock, features more than 70 boats in the water and on land. Most are ready to go for your sailing adventures this season. You can buy on the spot and probably get a good deal. Or you can shop, compare, dream and learn about charter and boat-sharing options.
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These sailors don’t need a boat, or a partner, to get out on the water

     Lora Dania was divorced and sailing mostly with couples when she checked out a group called Singles on Sailboats. “I wasn’t looking for a dating club,” she says. “I just wanted to get out on the water.” 
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Rhode Island crew is on it

      How do you get rid of a boat that has outlived its time?

         They’re not likely on the list of items that can be recycled at a local convenience center.

         Some boats are abandoned; left derelict by owners or lost to storms — creating navigation hazards and causing environmental harm to waterways.

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Your visit is on him thru Easter Sunday

      Here’s an extra incentive to visit a county park this week and enjoy the newly arrived spring weather: You won’t pay the usual entrance fee.

         Speaker of the House Michael Busch, who died April 7, was also an administrator in the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. In his honor, entrance fees at Anne Arundel County parks have been waived through Sunday.

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$215,000-worth of beauty in the works

      Project Spudnik will put more taters into the ground this year thanks to a grant from Keep Maryland Beautiful.

         Inspired by the improbable garden Matt Damon grows in the movie The Martian, Project Spudnik teaches teens to live sustainably through gardening. This year, what started as a container garden grows $1,000 richer.

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a Bay Weekly Conversation with Poets Laureate Grace Cavalieri and Temple Cone
     Does poetry still have something to say to our 21st-century selves?
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A visit will convince you spring is really here

    I’m finally starting to believe spring is here, but I need an extra nudge. Fortunately, the spring boat show is this week.

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Have your say on amenities and activities

      A new Calvert County park will be designed by local outdoor enthusiasts.

      The existing 79-acre Cove Point Park includes a water park, baseball and multi-purpose sports fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, walking and jogging paths and a picnic area.

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See the results at CalvART Gallery and Wimsey Cove

         It’s not a simple thing to convince two works of art to begin a dialogue with one another. But two local events are doing just that.

         For Vision of Verses, 15 poets responded to 19 pieces of art created by the CalvART Gallery artists: paintings, ceramic sculpture, stained glass and photography.

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Inside a dispensary, there’s a dizzying array of medical ­marijuana selections to help you feel better. Here’s how to see for yourself.

     Step inside a Maryland medical cannabis dispensary and you feel like Alice in Wonderland. Eat me, drink me, smoke me, say the amazing controlled substances here, all Maryland-grown and produced to painstaking standards — though their clever packaging and branding does not reveal what will happen when you do....