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Extreme weather and natural disasters - does your family have a plan?

ThinkstockPhotos 695652742Watching the devastation in Texas from Hurrican Harvey last week is heartbreaking. Now Irma has Florida in her path. The phrase, “There but for the grace of God go I,” hits close when you realize that Maryland too is vulnerable to all types of extreme weather, which can quickly leave your family in an emergency situation.

Yumi Hogan hones the art of being Maryland's First Lady

It would be easy to paint Yumi Hogan as the perfect first lady. Engaging, demure and graceful, she is the consummate hostess. She greets staff members by name, receives guests warmly with both hands, and seems more worried about everyone else’s comfort than her own.

But the strengths of Maryland’s first lady extend far beyond her expert hostess skills. As a working artist and teacher, and the nation’s first Korean-American first lady, Yumi Hogan is redefining her role as the stereotypical politician’s wife.

Annapolis extends free parking during holiday season

parking downtownVisitors to downtown Annapolis can park for free for up to three hours at a time during the holiday shopping season, Nov. 27, 2015, through Jan. 1, 2016.

The three hours of free parking will be available at all bagged parking spots on Main Street, Francis Street, West Street, Maryland Avenue, Prince George Street, City Dock and Market Space.

The 30-minute meters at the base of Main Street will only offer 30 minutes of free parking.

5 kids with a giving spirit

It’s the season of giving, and five Maryland kids are definitely doing their fair share.

A Crofton teen helps homeless kids with their homework. An Easton tween cooks for the needy. An Arnold youth sent school supplies to students in India, and twin boys from Laurel have spent countless hours caring for abused horses.

If you are looking for an uplifting story this holiday season, start here and learn what these five kids have gained while giving to others.

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  2. Halloween candy buy back locations in Maryland
  3. Water for the lunchbox that's environmentally friendly
  4. Personal 9/11 Essay: The World Shook
  5. New tablets and language software free through Anne Arundel libraries
  6. Your kid could be on our cover
  7. Behind-the-scenes look at the December cover shoot
  8. Annapolis Library closed through March
  9. Chesapeake Family's top stories of 2015
  10. National Aquarium unveils engaging waterfront plans
  11. Stevensville teen gets highest 4-H award
  12. Help name the National Aquarium's baby loggerhead
  13. 7-year-old donates birthday gifts to Ronald McDonald House
  14. Donate canned food and walk the labyrinth at Maryland Hall
  15. Honor veterans during Wreaths Across America in December
  16. Great ideas for what to do with excess Halloween candy
  17. Symphony of Lights cancelled this year
  18. Prepare for possible storms and flooding
  19. Maryland Indoor Fun for Kids
  20. SustainaFest photo & film contest open to students
  21. Back to school on a budget with consignment shopping
  22. New tablet and online education services available at Anne Arundel libraries
  23. Check the Swim Guide before wading in to Maryland beaches
  24. Pasadena professor pens first book for preteens
  25. Maryland Zoo loses iconic polar bear
  26. Historic London Town competing in a video dance off
  27. 24-hour Great Give raises funds for Anne Arundel County nonprofits
  28. Environmentalist Celine Cousteau to share inspiring stories, photos at Severn School
  29. Fun facts and a little recycling to celebrate National Crayon Day
  30. Shop for the hungry in Annapolis this weekend
  31. Chesapeake Family wins awards in annual parenting media competition
  32. Cool Maryland kids making a difference at Christmas
  33. Annapolis Yacht Club coach chosen to lead national team
  34. Vote for your favorite Chesapeake Family Staff Mini-Pumpkin.
  35. BMX is a great sport for the whole family
  36. Key School offers adults chance to go back to school
  37. Maryland students create largest living Star-Spangled Banner flag
  38. Grant for STEM classes at Anne Arundel libraries this fall
  39. State grants funding for park improvements in Maryland
  40. American University Brings Classes to Annapolis
  41. Ravens in Annapolis - Pep Rally and Practice
  42. Winners of the Kids of Summer Cover Photo Contest
  43. Emergency fundraiser for Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
  44. Take a quick survey on Chesapeake Family
  45. Nominate a young volunteer for a Kohl’s Cares Scholarship
  46. Chesapeake Family wins 11 national awards
  47. Key School’s Teaching Peace Initiative gaining national reach
  48. Audition to sing the national anthem at a Baysox game
  49. Orioles’ Matt Wieters catches on to fatherhood
  50. Nominate an Anne Arundel County mentor
  51. Register now for Children’s Entrepreneurship Fair
  52. Does your daughter want to be an American Girl model?
  53. Sign the family up now for fresh produce all summer
  54. Calvert Marine Museum closed for renovations
  55. Divergent teen series sweeps best seller list
  56. Learn about hunger issues at Empty Bowls at St. Anne’s
  57. Caps fans can win Dunkin’ gift card and signed jersey
  58. Volunteers needed to teach students about Maryland’s environment
  59. Bowie teen medals in fencing’s Junior World Cup
  60. Car seat check at AACC this week
  61. Meet the winners of Chesapeake Family’s Pet Cover Contest
  62. Come tell us what you think of Chesapeake Family
  63. Annapolis man plans place where kids can make things
  64. A year after Sandy Hook the American Academy of Pediatrics reflects
  65. Maryland Zoo welcomes new lion cub
  66. Baby sloth born at the National Aquarium
  67. Church Hill boy spearheads Christmas fundraiser for children at Hopkins
  68. Visitor’s can see National Zoo’s baby panda soon
  69. Kids can enter The Fresh Market’s “Design Our Bag” Challenge
  70. Boy Scouts are still seeking the Eagle
  71. Anne Arundel libraries to expand hours
  72. North County’s Andraka meets with pope
  73. Queen Anne’s County teen world champion rodeo rider honored
  74. One Mom's War on Video Games
  75. 5 great apps for your family
  76. 21 holiday gift ideas for the hard to shop for
  77. Tips for purchasing a fresh Christmas tree in Maryland
  78. Chesapeake Family Facebook fans on the cell phone law
  79. Lion cubs born at Maryland Zoo but mother dies
  80. Admiral Cleaners calls for coats for needy
  81. Decorate your door for Red Ribbon Week and win an iPad
  82. Penguin chicks start hatching early at Maryland Zoo
  83. Getting kids reading through comics
  84. Calvert County preteen hooks record fish
  85. Help commemorate 9/11 with environmental service in Annapolis
  86. Annapolis area restaurants donate to preventing teen suicide
  87. Broadneck Park’s new pirate ship playground on horizon
  88. Day to Serve in Maryland scheduled for Sept. 15-29
  89. September Digitial Edition of Chesapeake Family
  90. Kids who play unusual sports in Maryland
  91. New Sesame Street character has a dad in jail
  92. New cell phone while driving and seat belt laws in effect Oct. 1
  93. Maryland State Park Passport now for sale
  94. Help stuff a coaster with school supplies at Six Flags
  95. Two tiger cubs born at National Zoo
  96. Warnings for parents from AA police
  97. Y buys Arnold Big Vanilla for family center
  98. Study shows kids exposed to full nudity on primetime television
  99. National Aquarium’s Blacktip Reef not ready for opening
  100. Annapolis is going to the dogs in July
  101. Help stitch the reproduction of the Star Spangled Banner flag
  102. Annapolis area Royal Baby Showers benefit those in need
  103. Fifth Harmony at Westfield Annapolis July 22
  104. New penguin exhibit being built at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
  105. Get tickets to Fall Out Boy at Maryland State Fair
  106. AA County Police warn about exploitation on MovieStar Planet
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  108. Support Calvert youth as they speak out against bullying
  109. Enter the Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Roller Coaster contest
  110. Help count turtles for Maryland Coastal Bays Program
  111. Grand Opening Wednesday for new food court in Annapolis Mall
  112. Maryland Bay Game now available
  113. Harlem Globetrotters dribble 7.7 miles from Baltimore to Towson
  114. Annapolis student remembered at St. Mary’s graduation and Annapolis Leukemia Cup
  115. Baltimore area Chick-fil-A’s have special offers on Warm Weather Wednesdays
  116. Attorneys general team up with Facebook to protect privacy
  117. Community to come out in force on 'Save the Bay Day'
  118. Why we’re crazy for cupcakes and where to get them
  119. Expectant mom’s expect Mother’s Day gift
  120. Wildlife and mystery exhibits at the Maryland Science Center
  121. Our Facebook followers share lessons learned from Mom
  122. Most popular baby names in 2012
  123. Westfield Annapolis Mall to be featured on Animal Planet's hit show "Tanked"
  124. Teens needed at Calvert Library this summer
  125. Crofton author’s book takes kids around the world
  126. Survey says 16.2 percent of Marylanders are food insecure
  127. Redskins Josh Morgan to lead story time at National Children’s Museum
  128. Annapolis Film Festival offers flicks for teens
  129. Maryland Civil Air Patrol cadets drill for disasters
  130. "Grace's law" cyber-bullying bill passes in the Maryland House
  131. American Academy of Pediatrics backs same sex marriage
  132. Blacktip Reef exhibit opens at National Aquarium
  133. Chesapeake Family takes home seven national awards
  134. Voting now open for Children's Choice Books Awards
  135. Celebrate Maryland Arbor Day by planting or giving a tree
  136. Build poetry from book stacks at Annapolis library
  137. Y of Central Maryland needs male mentors
  138. Activities to keep kids busy during the Super Bowl
  139. AACS students "Walked the Walk" for families in need this holiday season
  140. Activities to promote a drug-free lifestyle
  141. Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day planned in Maryland
  142. Hats Off to Dr. Suess! exhibit makes rounds
  143. Seeds 4 Success book fair at Barnes & Noble
  144. Tobacco-Free Kids Week t-shirt design contest
  145. The top dogs (and cat) of Chesapeake Family’s Pet Cover Photo Contest
  146. PBS to air “The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt” filmed at Baltimore Aquarium
  147. Chesapeake Family is moving offices
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  150. Roundz holds Iron Chef style family cooking competition
  151. Christmas tree recycling in the Chesapeake Bay area
  152. Family volunteer opportunity at Banneker-Douglas Museum
  153. Online magazine for Maryland middle schoolers up and running
  154. Volunteers needed to teach students about the Chesapeake Bay
  155. Maryland Gov. O’Malley and Million Moms tackle gun control issues
  156. Polar bear at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore dies
  157. MS Run the US seeks endurance athletes for inaugural race
  158. Inauguration events for the family in Washington
  159. National Parks free on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  160. Donate shoes at Brighton Collectibles in Annapolis, get discount on new pair
  161. Apes at National Zoo get iPads
  162. Local meteorologist and son develop Kid Weather app
  163. Maryland State Park 2013 Passport for sale
  164. Aquarium’s baby sloth named Camden
  165. Wye River Upper School helps Easton NCS get Thanksgiving to hungry
  166. Smithsonian study shows how turkey’s have evolved
  167. Purchase pajamas for Sandy victims
  168. Anne Arundel Co. author writing new animal rescue series
  169. New carousel at National Zoo powered by the sun
  170. Howard Co. Rescue Services to create autism awareness program
  171. New giraffe and lion join Maryland Zoo family
  172. Plant a tree and help Maryland reach its goal
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  175. Anne Arundel County’s Snow Patrol Program needs volunteers
  176. Two bear cubs born at National Zoo in Washington, DC
  177. Ways to help Sandy Hook Elementary
  178. Give a book based on the Chesapeake Bay for Christmas
  179. New Presidential Youth Fitness Program unveiled
  180. New and improved Build-A-Bear store opening in Annapolis
  181. Tailgate party gives access to Ravens’ field, locker room
  182. A call for your old coats
  183. Toys“R”Us® launching this year’s Toys for Tots campaign
  184. Discounted tickets to National Aquarium for Maryland residents
  185. Harry Potter in symphony for young wizards
  186. Columbia baby elects to be born at home
  187. Grant brings better programs for kids to Calvert Marine Museum
  188. Anne Arundel Medical Center's second set of quadruplets born
  189. Cheetah cubs named after fastest U.S. Olympians
  190. Eastport teen entrepreneur has award winning wallet business
  191. National Zoo in Washington, DC's giant panda cub dies
  192. Free museums, events and classes in Baltimore the month of October
  193. New website teaches Maryland students about War of 1812
  194. Come to a Chesapeake Family readers advisory meeting
  195. Chesapeake Family is hiring Advertising Executives
  196. National Bullying Prevention Month: Bullying stats
  197. Study finds bullying prevalent in children's television
  198. Practice 'two ways out' for Fire Prevention Week
  199. ‘Get Smart’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis
  200. Maryland Zoo says goodbye to Sam the Toucan

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Lighthouse Shelter Pumpkin Patch, Annapolis
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Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore, Baltimore
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Fall Fun Festival, Mount Airy
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 @12:00AM
Free Fall, Baltimore
Tue Oct 24, 2017 @12:00AM
Lighthouse Shelter Pumpkin Patch, Annapolis
Tue Oct 24, 2017 @12:00AM
Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore, Baltimore
Tue Oct 24, 2017 @10:00AM
Fall Fun Festival, Mount Airy
Tue Oct 24, 2017 @11:00AM
Kids Club: Scare Crows, Annapolis
Tue Oct 24, 2017 @12:00PM
Annual Free Fall, Baltimore
Tue Oct 24, 2017 @ 5:00PM
Oyster Games, Severna Park
Wed Oct 25, 2017 @12:00AM
Free Fall, Baltimore
Wed Oct 25, 2017 @12:00AM
Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore, Baltimore
Wed Oct 25, 2017 @10:00AM
Fall Fun Festival, Mount Airy