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Jun 15, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Today we communicate with text messages and email by using smartphones and computers, making pen and ink a thing of the past. But less than 75 years ago, things were different. As recently as 1957, the United States Post Office was still using pens and inkwells. In June of 1957, they switched over to ballpoint pens.

Charmed by Charm Bracelets

Jun 10, 2011 ● By Anonymous

“Love is Blind,” says the inscription on the tiny case that holds a miniature set of eyeglasses, one of 39 charms on a charm bracelet Jeanne Hendricks inherited from her late mother. “As a child, I would take my mother’s charm bracelet, look at every single charm, and play with it as if it were a toy,” recalls Hendricks, who was seven or eight years old when she received her own bracelet. The bracelet she began assembling as a young girl now has 26 charms. “Every time we took a trip, we would buy a charm,” she says. “And when my father traveled, he brought charms back as souvenirs. I think he started the bracelet for my mother when they were first married. My father fought in World War II, and he loved buying jewelry for my mother. Her charm bracelet enabled him to bring back keepsakes from all the places he had been,” she explains while handling both bracelets with love and admiration.

Miniature Books

Jun 10, 2011 ● By Anonymous

This month, June 25th is the Art of the Book reception at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis. One exhibit in the gallery will be artwork inspired by books as well as a celebration of books, artists, and authors.

A Tale of Two Houses

Jun 08, 2011 ● By Anonymous

The Arts and Crafts-style Bungalow and Foursquare have existed side-by-side since the 1930s. Both homes may have been owned by African- American families who lived in Northeast Murray Hill from the turn of the century until the mid-1960s.

Candice Olson Kitchens & Baths

Jun 03, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Talk about everything and the kitchen sink!

Hello Hydrangea!

Jun 01, 2011 ● By Anonymous

With their billowy heads of pink, blue or white, hydrangeas dominate the garden, as they should. Technically a shrub, hydrangeas produce hefty flower buds, which can range in color between white, pink, purple, and blue or even a mixture of colors. Some varieties of hydrangeas can even change color.

Garden Plans For Our Area

May 25, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Have you been thinking about starting a garden and didn’t know how to begin? We’ve asked local gardening experts to give you “templates for planting” to use as a guide. Whether you have in mind a colorful rain garden designed to utilize the natural rainfall in our region, a sunny cutting garden with a bountiful selection of blossoms for bouquets, or a simple shade garden, here are three plans to help you begin.

All Decked Out

May 18, 2011 ● By Anonymous

New materials for updating or building a deck provide lots of options! When spring arrives to the Chesapeake Region, we’re eager to get outdoors. Around here, it’s “all hands on deck,” whether on our boats…or at our homes.

It’s a Man’s World in Home Décor

May 11, 2011 ● By Anonymous

Home & Garden Editor Renee Houston Zemanski had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Summer Baltzer, interior designer and host of HGTV’s Design on Dime and TLC’s Unhinged to capture her thoughts on the latest design trends sweeping our nation.

Heading to Holly Hill

Apr 19, 2011 ● By Anonymous

When driving down a picturesque dirt road in southern Anne Arundel County, an unassuming, T-shaped house emerges. Welcome to Holly Hill—a primitive, two-room structure when originally built in 1698 and one of only a few examples in Maryland of an architectural style known as Medieval Transitional.



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