A Dinghy Diary

A Dinghy Diary by Molly Winans A few evenings ago, while docking after a sweet sail and sunset, a friend and I were on deck, preparing to retrieve dock lines, discussing nostalgia. I had just told the crew about how our stormy and then overcast trip home from Oxford felt autumnal to me, except for […]

The Joys of Overnight Racing

The Joys of Overnight Racing by Molly Winans “The darkness and uncertainty of your surroundings add to the sailing experience.” There are three types of big boat racing sailors on the Bay: those who have not yet tried overnight racing; those who have done it once and checked it off their bucket lists; and those […]

Brendan Sailing Camp Concentrates On Youth with Learning Differences

By Marc Apter Brendan Sailing Camp Concentrates On Youth with Learning Differences Annapolis – July 2nd – 13th St. Mary’s County – July 18th – 27th Are you looking for a fun summer camp for your child with learning differences? Operating in its 34th year in Annapolis and St. Mary’s County, non-profit Brendan Sailing Camp […]

The Summer Sailstice: Free and Open to the Whole World

The Summer Sailstice Free and Open to the Whole World by Molly Winans I have written about my beau’s serious sailing addiction before. The man has a problem. It’s not even summer yet, and he went sailing four times last week. Yes, in case you’re wondering, he does have a job. He commutes from Annapolis […]

More Than a Pretty Picture – Public Art in Annapolis

By Susan Seifried More Than a Pretty Picture – Public Art in Annapolis   Street art, murals, art installations and photography do more than beautify downtown Annapolis. In many instances, they add meaning and purpose to young lives. Individuals who scratch below the surface of the City’s vibrant public art’s scene soon discover that what […]

It’s………SHOW TIME!

It’s………SHOW TIME! The Annapolis Boat Shows, an events management company that produces four in-water boat shows and coordinates many boating educational programs, announces its 2018 spring sail and power boat show schedule. “For the past few years, we have strived to make our boat shows more interactive and fun. We have added boating classes, experiential […]

Rites and Refusals

by Molly Winans Rites and Refusals I refuse to burn my socks. It’s a quiet refusal. I’m not trying to mess up anyone’s rites of spring or to rally support for an anti-sock-burning movement. It seems to me that my quiet rebellion, exercising my right to just be me, is in the spirit of the […]

Ice Boating: Winter Adventure with Plenty of Excitement

By Brian Buzzell Ice Boating: Winter Adventure with Plenty of Excitement I am frequently asked “why”?  Are you nuts!  Predictably, these are expressions of curiosity from my friends in Alexandria, not those of my childhood growing up on Delavan Lake, Wis.  What I am describing to my neighbors and friends in Old Town is the […]

Solomons Island…Open Year Round!

Solomons Island…Open Year Round!   Even though the internationally known Tiki Bar on Solomons Island closes for the winter the rest of the town is pretty much open for business. The restaurants might alter their menus to include some cold weather items but that crab cake is always a great choice year round. The cold […]

Dockside Digs

Dockside Digs by Molly Winans With the Farmers Almanac prediction of a “hard” winter in our area this year, we thought it prudent to relay some tales from the blizzard of 2009. Following are some really good tips to make riding out the storm easier or maybe just a little fun! You wake up snug […]