Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, co-hosted by the Calvert Garden Club, will hold an after-hours opening of the 11th Art Blooms Floral Design Exhibit on Friday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a three-day exhibit which runs from July 10 to 12 featuring the work of more than 35 f…

American composer, songwriter, actor, producer, director and performer George M. Cohan was born on July 3, 1878, He was portrayed in the Hollywood film “Yankee Doodle Dandy” by James Cagney, who won the Oscar for his performance in 1942.

Local historian John Richard Knott Sr. died last Friday at 95, and is being remembered fondly by family and friends.

Historic Sotterley Plantation on the Patuxent River in Hollywood is calling on all builders of very cool stuff to use your imagination, Lego blocks and Sotterley landmarks to build a version of the site’s Manor House, the garden sundial, a monarch butterfly, the cupola or the gardens themsel…

The tentacles of the coronavirus pandemic have touched just about every aspect of life, and have now extended into an annual community favorite — the River Concert Series at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will be held virtually this summer, forgoing the usual social experiences that so many …

Today, June 19, is known as Juneteenth, an American celebration commemorating June 19, 1865. On that date, Union General Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, stating that all previously enslaved people in that state were free, marking the emancipation of the last remaining enslav…

A woman whose trailer burned early Saturday morning is receiving support from the community, as well as from the responding fire department where her son volunteers as a firefighter.

Flag Day, the June 14 holiday which commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag by the Second Continental Congress that day in 1777, usually comes with a local celebration and several patriotic groups hosting flag retirement ceremonies.

The St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point announced that water taxi services to St. Clement’s Island, located in the Potomac River, has now resumed operation. Although the museum and historic sites remain closed, the water taxi cruises to St. Clement’s Island State Park from the muse…

A volunteer firefighter who served at the Hollywood and Solomons departments as well as Naval Air Station Patuxent River was laid to rest on Tuesday following his death late last month.

Here are a couple gems that have been making the rounds on the internet: It takes a village to raise a child and a vineyard to home-school one; and some of us are going to emerge from this quarantine having either gourmet-level cooking skills, or a drinking problem (I might add that some of …

I’ll start off this week’s column with some more “quarantips.” Between Saturday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 19, the price of regular gas at my favorite service station increased by 5 cents. Good to see that things are “looking up.”

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