About Us

Jefferson Communications, LLC is a full-service regional, media company based in Annapolis, Maryland. The privately owned company publishes a niche consumer parenting and lifestyle magazine, several ancillary publications and two interactive websites serving readers and advertisers in the state of Maryland. The company prints and distributes more than 40,000 magazines per month with a total audience — print, online and events — of more than 200,000 readers/viewers per month.

Main Office:
121 Cathedral Street, Third Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Fax 410-280-0255

Donna Jefferson x200

Betsy Stein

Office Manager
Claire Kovacs x204

Art Director
Jenny Patrick C. x202
Claire Kovacs x204

Web Director
Heather Grant x203

Calendar Editor

Content Director
Crickett Gibbons x201

For advertising information, call our office at 410-263-1641

Our Strategic Sales and Marketing Team:

Jen Jeffries
Direct phone: 410-263-1641 x207

Susan Greenspun

Melissa Tarawali
Direct phone: 410-263-1641 x 226

Claire Kovacs
Phone: 410-263-1641 x204

Donna Jefferson has owned and operated the company since its inception in September 1990. The office of Jefferson Communications, LLC is located in Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to print and online media, the company produces annual family and consumer events.

The company and its employees are actively involved in the community through various not-for-profit organizations, educational foundations and business programs. It is this commitment to improving the industries and communities it serves that forms the foundation for Jefferson Communication’s culture and operating philosophy. Owner Donna Jefferson was recognized in 2007 as owning one of Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises. Jointly the publications and websites have won nearly 100 national awards for Design and Editorial.

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Introducing Chesapeake Family LIFE

CFL LIFE Blue 300Dear Readers and Longtime Friends:

Something exciting is happening at Chesapeake Family and it’s all for you. We’re making the best even better. We’re changing our name and expanding our reach.

As of January 2017 we will be Chesapeake Family LIFE. This change reflects our recent growth and new focus on broader aspects of family life: topics for the grown-ups in the family who are people first, and parents second.

The Chesapeake Family App

Check the app store for the Chesapeake Family app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!

The Chesapeake Family app connects Maryland parents and others who care for children and teens with up-to-date, timely information, resources and fun things to do in the greater Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area.

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Sections of the app quickly and easily link to:

- Seasonal events, festivals and activities
- Fun things to do for families
- Calendar of events with activities for families, parents and kids every day plus date night ideas
- Movie reviews updated every week with the latest releasesScreenCapApp Feb16- Contents and giveaways
- Directories listing Maryland private schools, preschools, day camps, overnight camps, after-school activities, birthday party resources, healthcare providers and more

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Where to find the magazine

Chesapeake Family magazine is distributed every month in Anne Arundel, Calvert. Howard and Prince George's Counties as well as on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Preschools, Private schools, elementary schools, pediatrician offices, libraries, grocery stores and dental offices are just a few of the places you can find Chesapeake Family. Each pin below represents a place where you can find Chesapeake Family. Click on the pin to find the name of the place.


Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 30, 2017 @12:00AM
Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @12:00AM
Easter Bunny at Arundel Mills, Hanover
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @12:00AM
Kylián, Peck, Forsythe, Washington D.C
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @12:00AM
National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @10:00AM -
Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails, Baltimore
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @11:00AM - 12:00AM
The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Glen Echo
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @ 7:00PM -
James Mccartney, Annapolis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @ 7:30PM - 12:00AM
Hamburg Ballet: The Little Mermaid, Washington D.C
Thu Mar 30, 2017 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM
The Taming of the Shrew, Baltimore
Fri Mar 31, 2017 @12:00AM
National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

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