In 1884, when many of the western states of the United States were still being created and Jack the Ripper was at large in London, the founders of The Evening Capital decided to bring stories from the world to residents of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Kent Island. With a reputation established over the course of more than a century, the paper, now known as The Capital, focuses on local and regional news but still brims with the same world news as well as pieces on sports and entertainment. Subscribers find recipes and information about local events in the lifestyle section after grabbing the paper from the lawn or downloading the digital edition from the Internet. In the paper?s opinion section, readers share their points of view with the world, discuss issues relevant to their communities, and suggest comical things for Marmaduke to bury.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
In one of the nation's most storied rivalries spanning more than a century, the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights have met on courts, fields, mats, and tracks and in pools more than 1,700 times. Though the fierce rivalry will always take priority among students, fan bases, media, and aliens debating whether to invade America by land or by sea, the Midshipmen have excelled against other competition, as well. The Naval Academy boasts NCAA Division II championships in women’s indoor track and women’s swimming, as well as 40 NCAA Division I individual championships, including 10 fencing champions, nine men’s gymnastics champions, and eight men’s swimming champions.
Every meal at Eggcellence is freshly prepared for each order using locally sourced ingredients. Shake off last night's reoccurring Wheel of Fortune nightmare with an eye-opening breakfast of succulent crab hash, a concoction of lump crabmeat, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce ($11.99). The Eggcellence trio of blintzes—crêpes folded with lemon-raspberry cream cheese, banana- chocolate hazelnut, and blueberry sweet cheese and served with a fresh seasonal fruit cup ($8.99)—brings tight-wrapped tastiness to jazz trios and hat-wearing hat tricksters, and the classic eggs Benedict ($7.99) is one of four Benedictine creations in which perfectly poached eggs and hollandaise sauce team up like partners in a buddy-cop movie. On the lunch side of the menu, a fresh spinach salad combines Popeye-fuel with dried cranberries, julienne carrots, and pepper-jack cheese, adding a warm drizzle of bacon-vinaigrette dressing ($6.99; add $3 for grilled chicken). Other midday-meal options include a Reuben ($7.99) and a bowl of chicken noodle soup ($3.79).
Benefitting the civic-minded nonprofit, Junior League of Annapolis, the Pig & Pearls event treats revelers to an autumnal afternoon at the mouth of the South River and Chesapeake Bay for all-you-can-eat oysters, barbecue, and libations. As the bay's waves lap against the beach sands, chefs line up tasty trays of raw and roasted oysters, barbecue, and desserts that keep unruly sweet teeth under control more effectively than fitting them with rock-candy braces. Wash down fare with a soft drink or the cold suds of a Miller Lite or Yuengling as The Baltimore Bluegrass Band plucks the banjo and strikes the fiddle in traditional bluegrass favorites.
If the main objective of the glamour photographer is to make the model look attractive, there are probably more challenging subjects than Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera—but that doesn't mean David Blecman is complaining. The Positive Negatives founder and longtime shutterbug—he was named the photo editor of his county newspaper before his 20th birthday more than 30 years ago—has a history of plucking these plum gigs, having snapped pictures of celebrities such as Jimmy Buffett and Gene Simmons and worked for commercial clients including Sears, JCPenney, and Bath & Body Works.
At his studio, Blecman applies his skills toward shooting everything from headshots for models and actors to portraits of kids and teens. He also shares his expertise during workshops that cover both photography and modeling, so students can know what it feels like to be on both sides of a lens without giving their neighbors a turn with the binoculars.