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February 19, 2019


Jug Bay Woodcock Watch
Join experienced volunteer naturalist Mike Quinlan on a late winter evening to observe the "sky dance," as Aldo Leopold put it, of the male American woodcock. This annual mating ritual takes place right in the meadow. Dress for the weather. Ages 10 and older. Fee: $6 per vehicle park entrance fee. March 2, 5:45pm to 6:30 pm; Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. Registration and more information.

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James Piper Bond

by Jody Couser February 13, 2019

James Piper Bond is president and CEO of Living Classrooms Foundation, a Baltimore- Washington, DC-based nonprofit that disrupts the cycle of poverty and makes our community safer, stronger, and healthier by meeting individuals where they are and giving them skills for life.

Founded in Baltimore in 1985, Living Classrooms inspires children, youth, and adults to achieve their potential through hands-on education, workforce development, health and wellness, and violence prevention programming, using hands-on, real-world…

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Harriet Tubman State Park Offers Black History Month Programs

February 6, 2019

Throughout February, the park’s experts and special guests will lead special programs focusing on Tubman and her pivotal role in the struggle against slavery.

A highlight comes this Saturday, February 9. At 3 p.m., Tubman biographer and scholar Dr. Kate Clifford Larson will speak about Tubman’s strong faith and spiritual influences and how they can be interpreted for the 21st century, in a program called “This Far By Faith: Harriet Tubman’s Spiritual Journeys to…

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Suggested Trip

A Day on Kent Island

by Brenda Wintrode February 1, 2019

The six-mile Cross Island Trail traverses the northern part of Kent Island east to west. Walkers, runners, and bikers weave through pine tree cover, open fields, and commercial areas to find a public green space at either terminus. Terrapin Park to the east, Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center, and the abutting Ferry Point Park to the west, bookend the trail and are both worthy of a visit. With much to…

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Baltimore Museum of Industry: A Trip Back into Baltimore’s Industrial History

by Debbie Brown Driscoll January 24, 2019

I arrived at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on a very blustery morning.  I had no idea what to expect while walking toward this imposing edifice and 100-foot-tall crane that stands proudly over the campus entrance.

Inside, I met up with Claire Mullins, the museum’s Director of Marketing and Events, who said my guide was currently with a school group.  This gave me the opportunity to eavesdrop on the various groups crisscrossing the building,…

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Off The Beaten Path

A Cabin Waits for You Along the Appalachian Trail

by Wendy Mitman Clarke January 17, 2019

For years, my friend Alison has been telling me, “You’ve gotta rent a Potomac Appalachian Trail Club cabin! You’ll love it!”

So here we were, my husband and I, on a late winter afternoon so dank and foggy we could have driven into the side of a mountain without knowing it. We were following the west branch of the Naked River, a tributary of the Shenandoah, traveling up a dirt road in what seemed like the…

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