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Race (or just stroll) for good causes to win prizes, bragging rights and justify your share of Thanksgiving stuffing and pies.

Friday November 16

Dashing Through the Snow 5K

See the SPCA’s Lights on the Bay displays up close running with the Annapolis Striders, with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies at the finish line. Choose from a Fun Run of 2.2 miles or stretch your legs for a full 3.1-mile route. Gates open 5pm, $55/carload or $15/person, rsvp: http://bit.ly/2Ppp5Dd.

Saturday November 17

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Let someone else do the cooking

      Perhaps this is the year you’d prefer to give thanks for not cooking? Bay Weekly has gone hunting to report where you can eat out on Thanksgiving and what’s on the menu.
 
Brian Boru
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What I want to know is why
      When we moved into our home 12 years ago, people asked me if we had a ghost.
     “Of course not,” I scoffed. “Not every old house is haunted.”
      Just as often, I would hear, “Your house. It has this feeling to it, doesn’t it? It’s a very happy place. It’s very inviting and warm.”
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You can move belongings in and out, but ghosts linger forever 

For John Lederer

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Friendly and fearful ghosts grapple over marine sanctuary

       The Ghost Fleet emerges from the graveyard of Mallows Bay on the Potomac River at low tide. More than 200 wrecks wallow here in the nation’s, and one of the world’s, largest and most densely packed repository of old wooden ships.
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Election Day Comes Early
You don’t have to wait until November 6; vote from October 25 to November 1
     Election Day is November 6, with polls open statewide for all registered voters from 7am to 8pm.
      Can’t wait that long?
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Farming is in Nick Walter’s genes
       You know the season has changed when you look across the sprawling fields of the Walter family farm, dotted brilliant orange with autumn’s signature crop: pumpkins. 
        There Nick Walter is happily knee-deep in his element, harvesting the fruit of his labor.  
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Share the road during harvest season

      With the arrival of fall, farmers from many of Maryland’s 12,300 farms take their work to the streets. The fall harvest season extends to early November. On rural roads and even highways, motorists should be prepared to share as farmers move between working fields. Along major farming routes, electronic signs help remind you to be patient with sometimes sluggish farm equipment.
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Giving away $35K to celebrate the milestone 

      The Eastport waterfront overlooking Spa Creek was evolving in 1983, when Carrol’s Creek Café became one of the first tenants in the Annapolis City Marina. 
      “The Annapolis Yacht Club, Chart House and working boatyards were our neighbors,” says Jeff Jacobs, second-generation owner of Carrol’s Creek Café. “Eastport was seeing its renaissance.”
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Smithsonian encourages teens to dip their toes into filmmaking 

       If you’re looking for storytellers to tell tales of their love for water, ask a Chesapeake Country native. 
      Who’s asking for stories? 
       It’s the Smithsonian.
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