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by Mindie Burgoyne The Free State has no short supply of ghosts.  It’s no wonder that communities around Maryland have crafted their own ghost walks and tours to introduce visitors to hometown haunts.  Each of these ghost tours is conducted by locals who know their history and have encountered spooky

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZnKcaFoaxg&w=640&h=360] Two consecutive weekends each fall, tens of thousands of boating enthusiasts arrive in Annapolis to get up-close looks at their dream vessels and mingle with manufacturers and vendors in the boating industry, and each other. They’ve been coming to the two Annapolis boat expositions – produced by U.S.

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by Jill Feinberg, Communications Director, Star Spangled 200, Inc. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLvxJ2Poabc] Nearly 300 people joined Gov. Martin O’Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and State Sen. President Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller Jr. at the Landmark Theatres’ Harbor East Cinema in Baltimore, Monday evening, Sept. 26, for a highlighted version of The War

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Weekend Commemoration of Defenders’ Day to Take Place at Ft. McHenry by Jill Feinberg, Communications Director, Star Spangled Banner 200, Inc. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTISCAItHxA] Starting tomorrow, the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will host a patriotic weekend September 9-11, 2011.  This three-day event will feature parades, fireworks, a military encampment

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Piecing Together Tourism, Agriculture, Heritage and the Arts by Connie Yingling, Maryland Office of Tourism First Barn Quilt Trail Established in 2001 Curious about a phenomenon that has since swept through 30 states and two Canadian provinces, in 2006 Karen Reckner, an Oakland, Md. resident, drove to Ohio and found

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2010 Reports Show Increases in Visitors, Hotel Performance by the Maryland Office of Tourism, Department of Business & Economic Development As Maryland’s high temperatures begin breaking records, Maryland has broken its own visitation record. Maryland welcomed 32.2 million domestic travelers in 2010, a 10.7 percent increase from 2009 and an

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By Leah Michaels   Fourth of July is quickly approaching and Maryland is planning events across the state throughout the weekend in order to celebrate the national holiday. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will be playing their compilation of American tunes titled Salute to Independence at the Antietam National Battlefield Saturday,

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ArtsMaryland LivingTourism

by Camila Clark The world’s meeting and events industry gathered in Baltimore June 21-23 for AIBTM, the Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition. This is the first time a show of this magnitude has been held in the United States. Baltimore joins Barcelona, Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Melbourne, Australia as the

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Festival screens 108 films this week by Gerald Levin About five years ago – at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – Ray Barry overheard a conversation. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” he says. “One person was asking another: ‘Are you going to Silver Spring for Silverdocs this

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by Mindie Burgoyne, Maryland Business and Economic Development Regional Field Director and writer of travelhag.com Poplar Island is one of many small islands on the Chesapeake. It lies off the coast of Talbot County, north west of Tilghman Island. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ZW1tj4-_k] In 1847, the Island a survey showed the island to

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