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6 easy ways to make your garden environmentally friendly

With the Chesapeake Bay in our backyard, it's just common sense to be mindful of how we care for our gardens, since everything we...

4 ways to keep your patio cool

Don't let the heat keep you cooped up inside this summer. There are a number of ways from pergolas to water features to help...

Tips for planting a successful container garden

Planting a garden in pots and other containers can be the easy way to go for anyone from the novice to experienced gardener. ...

Earth-Friendly Products Worth the Buy

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, we have rounded up some of our favorite "green" products. The earth, however, should be celebrated all...

6 simple, affordable ways to spruce up your home

It's possible to update your home on a tight budget. Single mom Leslee Borman has two kids in college. So when it came to...

Create a cool outdoor dining room

Families in the Maryland area are creating cool spaces to eat their meals outside. When dinnertime arrives for the Moore family of Davidsonville, they...

New community garden grows in Annapolis

Behind the Eastport Firehouse in Annapolis, a new garden is introducing local families to the joys of growing fruits and vegetables. “More and more...

12 tips to keep the house cool in summer heat

Looking for ways to keep the house cool this summer without blowing the budget on air conditioning? Here are a dozen simple tips from...

6 ways to bite back at mosquitoes this summer

Mosquito season is here, and this year homeowners in Maryland are especially alert for the pesky predators. “Mosquitoes are definitely a potential public health...

Create a nature play space in your backyard

If you are thinking of putting in a playground in your backyard — consider creating a nature play space instead. When mom Sara Schomig...

Get gardening advice and swap seeds at library events

Plants may be a bit confused by this year's wacky winter weather but that doesn't mean you need to be unsure about your garden...

MD farmers are growing a family and a successful CSA

By Pete Pichaske Dave and Lydia Liker are raising a family and becoming successful CSA farmers in Maryland all at the same time. If...

Visit historic Maryland homes and properties during annual spring tour

Norman's Retreat is a stop on the southern Anne Arundel County tour of the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage.Tour several Maryland historic homes, wineries...

Enjoy spring decorations during Annapolis May Day basket competition

Stroll through historic Annapolis on May 1 and enjoy spring flowers during the annual May Day basket competition, when residents and businesses in the...

Buy Maryland native plants, heirloom vegetables at spring plant sales

Using plants native to Maryland for landscaping and gardening often means less work for gardeners, allowing more time to expand your landscaping or relax...

Find the perfect backyard fire pit

By Katie Riley The hot trend of outdoor fire pits and fireplaces is not cooling anytime soon in Maryland, and there are plenty of...

Annapolis spring GreenScape project seeks volunteers

Help spruce up Annapolis and work with others who enjoy gardening during the city's annual spring GreenScape event, planned this year for Saturday, April...

Plastic milk jugs make great greenhouses for winter growing

By Regina Verow Winter-sowing is a great way for antsy gardeners to get their hands in the dirt and their gardens started during these...

Community gardens blossom in Maryland

By Kristy MacKaben The popularity of community gardening is taking root in Maryland. Community gardens are the perfect option for families who don't have...

Tips for undecorating the house and taming the toy haul

By Betsy Stein The holidays are over and now the house is a mess, overflowing with toys and decorations that have yet to be...
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Stress Management in 2020 – For Kids and Families

Part 1   By: Dr. Sharon Richter, Annapolis Pediatrics’ Behavioral Health Department Parents are role models for their children when it comes to teaching life skills, including...

It’s a “Delmarvalous Fall” at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Just in time for the fall season, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is providing local residents with the “Delmarvalous Fall”...

Maintaining — and Retaining — Your Retainer

One day in the not-too-distant future, your braces will come off. In a few moments, you'll be free of bands and...

The Importance of Early Orthodontic Treatment

The American Association for Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Early detection and...

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