Makers & Growers

Captain Jen’s Treasure Hunt

March, 2019

Searching the Susquehanna to find a trove at Slate Every spring, geocachers from all around the state are challenged to find 10 “treasures” throughout Maryland. Cache Across Maryland (CAM) was developed by the Maryland Geocaching Society to show off Maryland’s status as America in Miniature. In mid-March, 10 caches in eight different counties were released. […]

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A Drink in the Den

March, 2019

Make It A Meal Ryan Detter A COZY ANNAPOLIS RESTAURANT IS THE PERFECT SPOT TO SIP THOUGHTFULLY CRAFTED WINE To talk to Polly Pittman and Tom Croghan, the co-owners of The Vineyards at Dodon, about winemaking and the property on which it’s done, is to quickly realize the love and attention to detail the married […]

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Bourbon Comes Home to Southern Maryland

March, 2019

Brennen Jensen Old Grand Dad is an iconic bourbon brand—a venerable bestseller first distilled in 1840. And the icon on this icon is the old man himself, depicted on bottles either as a bust form or a line drawing: the distinguished patriarch of Kentucky Bourbon. But did you know that Grand Dad himself was a […]

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March is Maryland Wine Month

March, 2019

By Grow and Fortify This March marks the third-annual Maryland Wine Month, a celebration of a creative industry that continues to grow each year. With nearly 100 wineries in the state, we have a lot to toast. Maryland Wine Month festivities abound, including educational opportunities, live music events, and tastings featuring a variety of paired […]

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Captain Jen’s Treasure Hunt

March, 2019

In February, a treasure popped up on my Facebook feed. It was notification of a five-course beer dinner at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick.

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March: Spring has Sprung

February, 2019

Now we’re talking: the sap’s running, dogs are scratching at the door and we get an extra hour of daylight to play at the end of the day. (spring ahead on the 10th). March means thinking about your garden, tuning up your road bike or booking your August beach rental.  PLANT A GARDEN Let go […]

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March: Celebrate the Saint

February, 2019

Celebrate the Apostle of Ireland by wearing green and swigging a stout– Maryland breweries have plenty on offer. March is also wine month in the Free State. You may as well start plotting your summer winery visits as the sun begins to warm the vines. CELEBRATE THE SAINT. ESCHEW GREEN BEER Green beer on March […]

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February: Celebrate FeBREWary

February, 2019

CELEBRATE FEBREWARY Join beer lovers across the state in celebrating the fourth annual FeBREWary, a month-long commemoration of Maryland craft beer. SHOW SOME CHOCOLATE LOVE Try these three local beers instead of dessert this Valentine’s Day. RAR 10 LAYERS STYLE: American Stout ABV: 7.2% AVAILABILITY: occasional Inspired by the famous Smith Island cake, this luxurious […]

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February: Celebrating Love and Hygge

February, 2019

2.03 CRUNCH ON SUPERBOWL SUNDAY While not an established national holiday, Super Bowl Sunday might as well be added to the official calendar. And what’s game day without kick-butt, spicy finger foods like wings, nachos and nachos. And wings. Oh, there’s also Ocean City’s Fisher’s Popcorn. Fisher’s has been popping the stuff since 1937, and […]

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January: Savor the Sweetness

January, 2019

SAVOR THE SWEETNESS Winter Wine at the B&O Railroad Museum is the Maryland Wineries Association’s opportunity to showcase the best of Maryland’s award-winning wines. The 2019 event is set for January 25. Attendees can meet and chat with winemakers and owners, munch on hors-d’oeuvres and enjoy live music. While you are tasting Maryland’s finest wines, […]

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