Look who’s reading “Southern Maryland-This is Living!”

Look who’s reading “Southern Maryland-This is Living!”

Even Jolly Old St. Nick enjoys reading Southern Maryland’s only lifestyle magazine, and your friends and family will, too.  Give them the gift that can be their source for:
What to do…
        Where to go…
Who to know…
              What to grow… 
(and so much more!)

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To Market, To Market! Christmas Markets and More in Southern Maryland

To Market, To Market! Christmas Markets and More in Southern Maryland

Story by Janet Dunphy

The twinkling lights and cheerful noises are beckoning us to join the festivities, not to mention the delicious scents in the air and the promise of a treasure or two. Not even Scrooge could resist this party.

Welcome to Christmas in Southern Maryland. The countdown is on and the calendar is full of fun. Whether you are trying to cross names and gifts off your list or just get in the spirit of the season, there’s no shortage of craft fairs, bazaars and even auctions to choose from throughout the tri-county area.

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Decorating Traditions Passed Down

Decorating Traditions Passed Down

Story by Vickie Kite Milburn and Photography by Devon Sinclaire

The holiday season is here and soon we will all be busy preparing our homes for the celebration of the birth of Christ.  While I absolutely adore all the Christmas activities;  the festive gatherings, seasonal foods, church services and gift giving, my favorite Christmastime activity has always been doing the holiday decorating.  This issue we have decided to feature my holiday decorating and I am happy to share it with you.

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Welcome to Our Winter 2014 Issue!

Welcome to Our Winter 2014 Issue!

Southern Maryland-This is Living magazine is all about the good people, places and businesses of Southern Maryland.  We are committed to spreading the word about the great quality of life available in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

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Préparé avec Amour

Préparé avec Amour

Story by Anne Carson and Photography by Marie Lynch

Evening settles around the quaint town of Leonardtown in St. Mary’s County. Shadows become shades of night. All is quiet because the celebrated Café des Artistes restaurant, for 15 years the heartbeat of this town, closes on Mondays to the public. Yet, on the one night when the acclaimed chef, Loic Jaffres, could be home resting comfortably, he is instead carefully mentoring four very special young adults as they learn the delicate art of French cooking.

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Harvest, Hayrides and Happiness

Harvest, Hayrides and Happiness

Southern Maryland Farms Have it All in the Fall

Story by Jamie Clark Tiralla and Photography by August Selckmann

The end of summer may mean the end of tomatoes and sweet corn, but you’ll still find plenty of fresh produce, and opportunities for old-fashioned family fun, in Southern Maryland throughout the autumn season.

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Trending in Southern Maryland: How’s the Real Estate Market?

Trending in Southern Maryland: How’s the Real Estate Market?

Story by Rose S. Talbot

At cookouts and cocktail parties across Southern Maryland, if the guests find out someone is a Realtor, everyone wants to know how the market is. Are sales up? How long will it take to sell my house? Is it a good time to buy? Has the market rebounded?

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Welcome to Our Fall 2014 Issue!

Welcome to Our Fall 2014 Issue!

Southern Maryland-This is Living magazine is all about the good people, places and businesses of Southern Maryland.  We are committed to spreading the word about the great quality of life available in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

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In Honor of Those Who Serve

In Honor of Those Who Serve

Story by Edna Troiano and Photography by August Selckmann

From the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Southern Marylanders have been active in the military. Throughout our region we remember and honor the military and our veterans for their service through markers, memorials and museums.

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Adventure in the Great Outdoors: Camping in Southern Maryland

Adventure in the Great Outdoors: Camping in Southern Maryland

Story by Debra Zimmerman Murphey

America is filled with hobbyists and people always looking for the next craze. There are mud runners and paint-ballers, those who like zip-lining and extreme couponing, and fanatics of role-playing computer games. But one pastime, camping, has remained popular since the late 19th century – and Southern Maryland is emerging as a favorite getaway.

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Welcome to our Summer 2014 Issue!

Welcome to our Summer 2014 Issue!

Southern Maryland-This is Living magazine is all about the good people, places and businesses of Southern Maryland.  We are committed to spreading the word about the great quality of life available in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

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The Great Outdoors: Making the Most of It

The Great Outdoors: Making the Most of It

Story by Barbara Elizabeth Huey

When thawing temperatures, greening trees and chirping birds usher in the first new season of the year, Southern Maryland homeowners look forward to shedding the winter doldrums along with layers of winter clothes and tackling the renowned outdoor projects to-do list. From simple maintenance to complete makeovers, refreshing our outdoor spaces in spring is a sure way to enhance curb appeal and up the entertainment factor for barbecues and other outdoor activities.

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Preserving the Past: Southern Maryland Historical Societies

Preserving the Past: Southern Maryland Historical Societies

Story by Edna Troiano

In November of 1633, 381 years ago, the Ark and the Dove left England, bound for the New World. The following March, the ships reached the Chesapeake Bay and, exploring for sites to settle, sailed up the Potomac River into St. Mary’s River. Governor Calvert purchased land from the Yaocomaco Indians, passengers and crews settled into what has become St. Mary’s City, and Maryland history began.

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