July, 2015
Welcome to Our Summer 2015 Issue!

Welcome to Our Summer 2015 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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Catch a Breeze with Local Sailing Groups

Catch a Breeze with Local Sailing Groups

Story by Caroline Miller King

Not so long ago, it was thought that sailing was a sport for the privileged, and the only place to meet up with other sailors was a fancy yacht club. Fortunately for Southern Marylanders, times have changed.

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Black-eyed Susan: Sizzles in Summer

Black-eyed Susan: Sizzles in Summer

Story by L. Beth Bonifant and Photography by Ed Mann

The black-eyed Susan is one of America’s favorite wildflowers. Common in all 50 states, Maryland designated this perky little plant as the official state floral emblem in 1918.

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Shaped Over Millions of Years: Southern Maryland Geologic History

Shaped Over Millions of Years: Southern Maryland Geologic History

Story by Edna Troiano and Photography by August Selckmann

Early Southern Maryland history conjures up images of the landing of the Ark and the Dove, or perhaps of the tribes thriving in the land prior to the colonists’ arrival. But millions of years before humans inhabited the region, crucial events shaped the land and created an environment rich for farming, fishing and settlements. Here’s the countdown.

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Dancing and Dining with Eleanor Roosevelt

Dancing and Dining with Eleanor Roosevelt

Story by Susan Bisson Lambert and Photography by August Selckmann

Jim McNelis of Solomons is a walking piece of American history. And at 93, with a vibrant sense of humor, he has remarkable stories to tell.

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Welcome to Our Spring 2015 Issue!

Welcome to Our Spring 2015 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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Empowering Change

Empowering Change

Story by Judy Colbert

“Our biggest message is we don’t just like to take care OF people, but we care ABOUT people,” says Jacqueline Miller, president of End Hunger in Calvert County. Among other programs, End Hunger offers culinary training at no cost to residents of Southern Maryland. “Whatever the behind-the-scenes reason is for their problems or situation, we care about them. The food and culinary program is the way we share that concern.”

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For Retired Racers: A Soulful Search

For Retired Racers: A Soulful Search

Story by Anne Carson and Photography by Marie Lynch

The wind, slicing like a butcher’s knife off this water-bordered farm, is relentless, and photographer Marie Lynch and I hunker down in the farm’s large basement turned dog sanctuary, the headquarters of the Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue (GEGR) organization in Southern Maryland. Everything is here to facilitate adoption of these magnificent former racers – a large wash area; dog crates, stacked high; a lounge with computer access; a kitchen, a bathroom and meeting rooms; and dog toys, treats and medications filling every corner. Tall, heron-like greyhounds are everywhere, loving being closer than close to people and to the other greyhounds. They are quiet, elegant, soulful-eyed giants, not barky or bitey, and their lofty presence and gentle nudges awaken my emotions. The place is spilling over too with numerous devoted, gregarious volunteers and prospective adoptees, some from as far away as Woodbridge, Va., and none of them marginal about this Adoptathon. Rather, it is like being on the equator of emotions, and I’m thinking, ‘Okay, forget the cold; the fervor over these dogs will warm us up.’

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Land the Job:  Southern Maryland Offers an Abundance of Employment Opportunities

Land the Job:  Southern Maryland Offers an Abundance of Employment Opportunities

Story by Ellynne Brice Davis

The Southern Maryland region could be considered the land of golden opportunity for both potential employees and employers; a wealth of contact information is available if you just know where to look! If you’re thinking about a second career, going back to work, or just looking to make a change this spring, the following should assist you in your job search.

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Seeking Nature: Bird Watching in Southern Maryland

Seeking Nature: Bird Watching in Southern Maryland

Story by Edna Troiano and Photography by Nancy Feuerle

Southern Maryland’s waterways and shores, forests and fields make it a nature lover’s paradise, and it’s especially idyllic for bird watchers. In addition to the birds that live in the tri-county area year-round, others follow the migratory route over our region. In all, more than 400 species of birds have been sighted in Southern Maryland.

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