Tag: Chesapeake Bay

Solar Eclipse Viewing Cruise

Solar Eclipse Viewing Cruise

| August 21, 2017

Sail away and watch the event being called the “Great American Eclipse”. While we are not in the area that will see the total eclipse, Annapolis is in the 79% coverage area, and it should be really cool to view from the water, while sailing. The previous time a total solar eclipse was visible across […]

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Time and Tides Chesapeake Bay Benefit Cruise

Time and Tides Chesapeake Bay Benefit Cruise

| August 10, 2017

The Friends of the Rising Sun Inn is partnering with Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® to host an afternoon fun as we cruise the Chesapeake Bay to tales of times gone by and raise money to support the ongoing preservation projects at the Historic Rising Sun Inn located on the famed Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary […]

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Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

Chesapeake Swimming: Week of July 14th

| July 14, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay beach swimming guide has been released for the week of July 14th. Although no beach closures are reported, there are a number of beaches with higher than average fecal material counts. The EPA acceptable level for fecal counts is 104, which is the level necessary to cause a beach closure. The below […]

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Drowning: How to Save a Life

Drowning: How to Save a Life

| June 28, 2017

Drowning:  Save A Life! Would you recognize drowning if it happened right in front of you? Sadly, 50% of all children who drowned had a parent or another adult within 25 yards. And in 10% of the cases, the adult was literally watching the child drown, unaware of their child’s impending death. The common myths that […]

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Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

| June 24, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Safe Swimming Update Update for week of June 23, 2017 The following Chesapeake beaches in Annapolis and surrounding areas have tested high for fecal material but remain open this weekend. Swimmers may want to take appropriate precautions. Please see full article below for additional safety recommendations.  Data gathered from Anne Arundel County Health Department’s weekly […]

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Swimming Pool Parasites Double

Swimming Pool Parasites Double

| June 20, 2017

Have you ever gotten diarrhea that lasted for weeks? The parasite “crypto” is being found more and more in public swimming pools and water parks. In fact, outbreaks due to Crypto have doubled in just the last 2 years, according to a recently released CDC report.  What is Crypto? Crypto is short for Cryptosporidium. It is a […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust to host 19th Annual Treasure the Chesapeake on May 4th

Chesapeake Bay Trust to host 19th Annual Treasure the Chesapeake on May 4th

| April 8, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Annual Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:30 PM at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Last year more than 400 Chesapeake Bay friends, colleagues and supporters joined us for a night to remember and helped raise $93,000 to fund the Trust’s restoration, education and […]

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Maryland Ticks:  Fall Lyme Disease Risk Still High

Maryland Ticks: Fall Lyme Disease Risk Still High

| September 3, 2016 | 13 Comments

  Fall Lyme Disease Risk Still High  Checking for ticks in fall? You should. Although the baby ticks (nymphs) are gone, the adult ticks begin to search more for mammals–particularly deer and people.  Nearly 10,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are diagnosed in September and around 5,000 are diagnosed in November. This update on Maryland […]

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August Sports: Heat Stroke & Dehydration

August Sports: Heat Stroke & Dehydration

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to NASA, last month was the hottest in recorded history. Add kids starting sports this month, and it’s a “recipe for dehydration and heat stroke,”  according to Dr. Freedman of Evolve Medical.  In fact, Anne Arundel county has already had 2 heat-related deaths this summer. What are the warning signs? What can you do to help your […]

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Toxins in Our Drinking Water: A New Report

Toxins in Our Drinking Water: A New Report

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

  More than 6 million Americans–including some areas of Anne Arundel county–are drinking water laced with unsafe levels of toxins linked with cancer and other diseases, according to a report released August 9th.  Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health found that levels of a certain class of chemicals — called polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs […]

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Swimming in the Chesapeake Bay? An update from Evolve Medical Clinics

Swimming in the Chesapeake Bay? An update from Evolve Medical Clinics

  Swimming in the Chesapeake Bay? The safest areas in Anne Arundel county–and least safe areas–are something everyone should know before jumping in. Water quality & safety change daily–depending on rainfall and other factors. Stay up to date and know where & when to swim–and when to not! How to Avoid Getting Sick in the […]

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Annapolis Health: Bike and Scooter Safety

Annapolis Health: Bike and Scooter Safety

In an unfortunate accident in Cape St. Claire Friday, a 13 year old child riding a scooter was critically injured after he was struck by a pickup truck when he failed to stop and yield to traffic. The boy was taken to Johns Hopkins with critical injuries and no further information is available. In this Annapolis […]

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Rabies Found in Anne Arundel Cat

Rabies Found in Anne Arundel Cat

A cat in Anne Arundel tested positive for rabies last week. The cat, a grey and black tiger striped domestic shorthair tabby was near Hamlen Road in Glen Burnie and the AA Dept. of Health is looking for anyone who may have had contact with it. Get the basic facts about this preventable disease but once symptoms […]

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8 Health Benefits of Friends

8 Health Benefits of Friends

We all need somebody to lean on, as the song goes, turns out to be very true. Science is discovering that friendship is a great for your health!   According to a recent Harvard publication, friendships affect health “in ways every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet, and not smoking. Dozens of studies […]

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Maryland’s Tick Problem: Prevent Lyme

Maryland’s Tick Problem: Prevent Lyme

| June 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

School is out and everyone is excited about summer–especially Maryland ticks. In and around Annapolis, the increase in outdoor activities in parks, woods and particularly our own gardens and yard, means ticks and Lyme disease. Get the inside scoop on Maryland’s tick problem and what you can do to keep you and your family tick and […]

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Dehydration: Spot It Early

Dehydration: Spot It Early

Dehydration in the summer is common and can be life-threatening. As summer activities ramp up around Annapolis, so does dehydration. Dr. Freedman of Evolve Medical reports they have already begun seeing people who have passed out due to dehydration. What are the warning signs? What can you do to help your family? Take a moment […]

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Swimming Risk in the Chesapeake Bay

Swimming Risk in the Chesapeake Bay

Ever wonder if it is safe to swim in the Chesapeake Bay? What are the risks of contracting disease from swimming in the Bay around Annapolis? Summertime is here and water-related activity is increasing — and the perfect time to review what you can get, from where and how to avoid getting any of it. How to […]

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The Art of Trumpy Yachts exhibit at Maryland Hall

The Art of Trumpy Yachts exhibit at Maryland Hall

| April 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA) will mount a major exhibition on the art of Trumpy Yachts in its Chaney and Martino Galleries, May 12 through July 15.  A Single Goal:  The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building will trace the design and construction of these distinctive wooden yachts from 1909 through 1973, when the […]

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Largest spring gathering of sailboats headed to Annapolis

Largest spring gathering of sailboats headed to Annapolis

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

For three days in April, the Chesapeake Bay’s thriving marine industry will relocate to City Dock. From sailboats to sails, from St. Michael’s to Main Street, the region’s favorite maritime retailers and service providers exhibit at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, April 22-24, 2016.  Recently named one of the most beautiful towns in America by Conde […]

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Pre-K kids learn about Bay health at Annapolis Maritime Museum

Pre-K kids learn about Bay health at Annapolis Maritime Museum

| March 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

On a recent cold, winter day, the pre-kindergarten classrooms at Georgetown Elementary were buzzing with the warmth of summer, as students learned about the environment and animals of the Chesapeake Bay. In three separate classrooms, each with 25 children and an instructor, students eagerly raised their hands in the air, ready to answer the next […]

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Historic Inns completes muti-million dollar renovations

Historic Inns completes muti-million dollar renovations

| February 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

  The completely renovated, Historic Inns of Annapolis — nestled in the heart of the Historical District, announces a fresh design and feel that is an ode to the buildings’ elegant past. The Maryland Inn and its vintage sister properties, Governor Calvert House and Robert Johnson House, form the Historic Inns of Annapolis with each […]

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6th Annual Marine & Maritime Career Fair scheduled for February 27th

6th Annual Marine & Maritime Career Fair scheduled for February 27th

| February 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 6th Annual Marine & Maritime Career Fair will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 12pm-3pm at the Annapolis High School Cafeteria and Auditorium. The Marine and Maritime Career Fair is a unique 3 hour event that is free for students in grades 6-12 as well as college students. Attendees get the opportunity to […]

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