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Honoring Special Days

Honoring Special Days By Penelope Folsom      If you’re searching for a unique birthday, holiday or special-day gift, how about a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC? Since 1937, Congress has been selling these special flags to Americans who order them. Acquiring one is not difficult and it costs little. […]

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Your Local Library Now Has e-books

Your Local Library Now Has e-books By Laurie L. Hayes From their virtual shelves to yours, the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) has thousands of e-books available for borrowing. These e-books are easily downloaded to e-readers, computers and smart phones. Maryland libraries, including Anne Arundel County, have been on the cutting edge of this […]

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Dental Implants – Don’t Wait to Replace Your Missing Teeth

Dental Implants – Don’t Wait to Replace Your Missing Teeth By Drs. David, Clayton and Jay McCarl Dental implants are today’s standard of care for replacing missing teeth and securing removable dentures. In the past few years, improvements in dental implant technology have made implants more reliable, comfortable and affordable. There are circumstances in which […]

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What is a CSA?

WHAT IS A CSA? By Stacey Jackowski With spring comes an opportunity to invest in local farming and reap dividends as the harvests yield the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture. A CSA is a share in a farm’s bounty. You can purchase a spring, summer, whole, half or partial share. The program helps the farmers […]

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Chocolate: Healthy or Not?

Chocolate: Healthy or Not? By Melissa Conroy Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas, Secretary’s Day, Halloween or any day of the year, chocolate is sure to be found somewhere: sitting in a glass dish on a desk, wrapped around bars of vanilla ice cream in the freezer, stashed in a purse, lurking in a dresser […]

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Advice Abounds on Boomerang Kids

Advice Abounds on Boomerang Kids By Kathryn Marchi For years now, we’ve become aware of a new phenomenon. Kids are returning home to live after having been “on their own” for a period of time. In the United States, they’re called “Boomerang Kids.” (In Australia, they are called Kippers (Kids In Parents’ Pockets Eroding Retirement […]

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Book Reviews

UNBROKEN: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption By Laura Hillenbrand Random House (2010) The word ‘unbroken’ conjures thoughts of a wild stallion or a mighty chain, both impossible to break. Hold onto that thought as you begin this book. Laura Hillenbrand, a prominent Washington, DC, author, has brought us a captivating […]

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ArtView – Spring 2011

Washington, DC  Dumbarton Oaks Museum  This unusual show includes more than 200 objects relating to the image of the cross.  That image is shown in works drawn from Dumbarton Oaks’ extensive collection of Byzantine art as well as in pieces loaned from collections throughout the world.  These iconic and multifaceted motifs allow for a comprehensive […]

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Sotterly: An Historic Gem for a Day Trip Visit

SOTTERLEY: AN HISTORIC GEM FOR A DAY TRIP VISIT By Al Northrop Nestled on the western shore of the Patuxent Priver in St. Mary’s County you’ll find a unique piece of history and a Maryland treasure, Sotterley Plantation. Named after Sotterley Hall in England, its ownership provides a worthwhile tale. Sotterly Hall was the family […]

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About Raclette

Raclette is a signature culinary dish of the European Alps. It consists of slices of heated, soft, melted cheese accompanied by small, firm boiled potatoes, gherkins, and pickled onions. Raclette traces its origins back many centuries to cow herders, shepherds, and farmers, who would place a wedge of cheese in front of a campfire and […]