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Say Yes to a Dress

Current scenario: You are shopping for a homecoming or holiday dance dress for your daughter and are disgusted and appalled at the choices. Many are too short, too revealing and way too expensive. Yeah, I remember this whole experience all too well. WBAL-TV news anchor Mindy Basara was helping her …

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All Wrapped Up

This year brought us some great reads that would also make for wonderful gifts. Check out this list. BOARD/TODDLER ‘I Am a Baby’ by Katherine Madeline Allen Babies will be engaged in this rollicking read-aloud, as they view pictures of diverse infants and everyday objects. ‘Flip Flap Find! Counting 1, 2, …

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‘Thank You’

Every Thanksgiving, before my family gorges on turkey with gravy and marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, we go around the table and share something we’re thankful for. I would bet you have a similar family tradition. But are your responses as broad and generic as ours? Most of us say that we’re …

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Coffee Shop Brews Opportunity

In September, a new coffee shop will replace the Starbucks on Dock Street. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is, like Starbucks, a chain, but smaller and with a very different mission. Amy and Ben Wright, the Wilmington, N.C.-based founders of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, named their coffee shops after their son …

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Run for that Turkey

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family and for giving thanks for what we have. It’s also a time to give to others; and for many, that involves a morning of crisp fall air while running for a good cause. Yes, it’s turkey trot season! Whether you are a …

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‘Aladdin’s’ Whole New World

Aladdin

The Broadway national tour of Disney’s “Aladdin” is making its way through cities across the country, bringing a whole new world to the Hippodrome starting Nov. 13. As the show approaches its second anniversary, five new cast members have been added, including newcomer Kaena Kekoa, a native of Hawaii who …

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Road Test

I am car shopping, which is both exciting and nerve wracking. In my household are one teenager and one college student. Hence, the mixed emotions. I am looking at cars for them, so safety is key. But so is park-ability. We live in a rowhouse community that provides every driver’s …

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Seeking Youth Diplomats

The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) recently announced its new Youth Diplomats Program for 25 Maryland high school juniors and seniors interested in becoming the next generation of international leaders. How will they accomplish this? By building leadership and cross-cultural communication skills through a series of workshops, meetings with professionals …

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Heaven in a Pie Pan

A good pie crust can be intimidating, so here are some tips for the home baker “from a guy who has messed up plenty of them.” Yield: more than enough for a two-crust pie or two individual shells Ingredients: 300g (about 2.5 cups) all-purpose flour 226g (2 sticks) unsalted sweet …

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Plan Your Best Party Now

Planning a party is no easy task! There are so many amazing options that today’s parents never dreamed of as kids. Our Party Guide is your one stop shop to finding everything you need to help your little ones feel extra special on their big day. Whether artsy or active, …

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Pandemic can’t keep this community apart

It’s not an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the Americans’ lives. People are living and working from home under shelter-in-place orders and small businesses are doing what they can to survive. The U.S. Kuo Shu Academy (USKSA) is overcoming both plights by offering its classes …

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Confident Kids

Not every child wants to participate in a team sport. Many like to be active and learn new things, but at their own pace. Martial arts is often an activity that appeals to these kids, and for more than just its physical workout. “Martial arts has been around for thousands …

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August 8, 2020

Stream Strolling
at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon

Beach Party on the Square
at Leonardtown Square in Leonardtown

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

Power Hour: Live Improv Comedy Show
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

August 9, 2020

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda