April, 2014
Welcome to our spring 2014 Issue!

Welcome to our spring 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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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Story by Danita Boonchaisri

Nineteenth century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Without music life would be a mistake.” Many in Southern Maryland agree, and so they gather regularly to fine-tune their musical skills, enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded performers and share their passion with whoever cares to listen.

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The Apple Basket: 30 Years as a Favorite Shopping Destination

The Apple Basket: 30 Years as a Favorite Shopping Destination

Story by Caroline Miller King and Photography by Ed Mann

Stepping into The Apple Basket store in Mechanicsville is like stepping into an alternate, more beautiful world. It feels as if there’s a treasure to discover around every turn, in every corner, especially at this time of year.

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Welcome to Our Winter 2013 Issue!

Welcome to Our Winter 2013 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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Two Mt. Zions!

Two Mt. Zions!

We are sorry to note that the main photograph in the Historic Church story from our winter issue is not of the church we wrote about.

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Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

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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Southern Maryland Nurses… we want your Christmas cookie recipes!

Southern Maryland Nurses… we want your Christmas cookie recipes!

If you work as a nurse in Southern Maryland and have a favorite Christmas Cookie recipe, please email Vickie at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Shuck and Awe: Oyster Farmers are Helping Southern Maryland Waters and Fueling a New Industry

Shuck and Awe: Oyster Farmers are Helping Southern Maryland Waters and Fueling a New Industry

Story and Photography by Debra Zimmerman Murphey

Smith Creek in St. Mary’s County is quiet this summer day as longtime waterman Paul Kellam and his business partner, John Carbone, head out to a pristine spot – where healthy forests populate the shoreline and ospreys scream – to talk about their new passion: cage-raised oysters that will one day be eaten by oyster lovers.

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