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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.

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.

Halloween candy buy back locations in Maryland

Halloween Candy BuybackWondering what in the world to do with the loads of Halloween candy your kids have hauled in? Here is a list of some of the dentists and orthodontists in the Annapolis area who will buy the candy back from your kids.

Most donate the candy to the troops (often with toothbrushes included!). Check with the offices to find out the dates and times they will be buying back.

New tablets and language software free through Anne Arundel libraries

LaunchpadsSummer starting to drag? Here is some new fun with a bit of learning to the rescue. Kids can now check out special tablets with educational apps from all Anne Arundel County Public Libraries. The libraries are also now offering Rosetta Stone Library Solution so both parents and kids can start to learn a new language.

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

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Fri May 26, 2017 @12:00AM
Air Show and Navy Commissioning Week, Annapolis
Fri May 26, 2017 @12:00AM
Tea Party Festival, Chestertown
Fri May 26, 2017 @12:00AM
Timon of Athens, Washington D.C
Fri May 26, 2017 @ 8:00AM
DelFest, Cumberland
Fri May 26, 2017 @10:00AM
Tales & Tails, Owings Mills
Fri May 26, 2017 @10:00AM
Arts & Storytime, Annapolis
Fri May 26, 2017 @11:00AM
Harbor Queen Cruises, Annapolis
Fri May 26, 2017 @12:00PM
Chillin on the Choptank, Cambridge
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Family Fridays at the Farm, Gambrills
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Fourth Friday Concert, Annapolis