Summer Garden and Backyard DIY projects

This summer, spruce up your outdoor space with some of our favorite garden and backyard DIY projects!

Brighten up your backyard by painting some patio tiles in bright colors. See how they did it here.

Add some landscape lighting with glass shades filled with string lights. See the simply DIY here.

Watch movies under the stars with this easy-to-make outdoor movie screen.

Define your garden space with this DIY raised garden bed.

If you’re short on garden space, plant vertically with this DIY free standing pallet herb garden.

Get ready for summer BBQs with this DIY outdoor buffet. See how here.

Add some visual fun with this topsy turvy flower planter.

Build a DIY fire pit for summer evening s’mores. Here are some great tutorials



Best Restaurants for Soft Shell Crabs in St. Mary’s County

It’s soft shell crab season in Maryland! These local delicacies are only available for a short time in early summer, so get them while you can from some of these great seafood restaurants in St. Mary’s County!

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Kevin’s Corner Kafe

24509 Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown

Kevin’s offers delicious fresh seafood for catering, takeout and dine-in.

Morris Point

38869 Morris Point Rd, Abell

Morris Point offers casual waterfront dining on the Saint Clements Bay.

Captain Pat’s

21901 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park

Since 1997, Pat’s has been serving the best local St. Mary’s County seafood.

Courtney’s Seafood

48290 State Highway 252, Ridge

Courtney’s has been serving fresh-caught seafood daily for over forty years.

The Foxy Fish

28976 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville

Run by two locals who grew up in the restaurant business, The Foxy Fish offers generous portions and great customer service.



Memorial Day Events in our Nation’s Capital

Memorial Day is not just a kickoff to summer, but a day to honor fallen soldiers. This year, celebrate the true meaning of the holiday with these Memorial Day events in Washington D.C.

Memorial Day History Tour at Arlington National Cemetery

May 21, 11am

Arlington National Cemetery

Start with a history tour of Arlington National Cemetery, where in 1868 the Commander-In-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic designated May 30th as Decoration Day (eventually renamed Memorial Day), a time for the nation to mourn and decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

National Memorial Day Choral Festival

May 27, 2pm

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Featuring a 350-voice choir and the U.S. Air Force Orchestra, this 90 minute performance will feature plenty of patriotic favorites.

National Memorial Day Concert

May 28, 8pm

West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

This concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. You can also watch the concert live on PBS.

American Veteran Centers’ National Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2pm

Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.

This annual tradition honors the true meaning of memorial day, paying tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country from the American Revolution to the present.



Visit our Quick Move-In Homes This Weekend

It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend to come out and tour some of our featured Quick Move-In Homes. These homes are located in some of the best communities in Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s Counties, and some feature amazing incentives like paid closing costs.

46764 Al Mar Street, Lexington Park, MD 20653

Located in Ranieri Run

This brand new home features 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, a beautiful angled staircase, a 2nd floor laundry room and….

  • Upgraded gourmet kitchen with double wall ovens and granite counters

  • Recessed lighting in the kitchen

  • Sun room

  • Gas fireplace

  • 2nd floor plan with rear owner’s suite

 

1312 Chapel Centre Drive, Gambrills, MD 21054

Located at Villas at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre

This end-unit home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a finished rec room, and….

  • Stone front elevation

  • Upgraded granite kitchen counters with a tiled backsplash

  • Recessed lighting in the kitchen

  • Gas fireplace in the family room

  • Wide plank hardwood flooring throughout the 1st floor

  • Super Bath with 5′ shower, separate soaking tub and water closet

 

23530 FDR Blvd., Suite 302

Located in Wildewood

This condominium in the planned community of Wildewood is in a great location convenient for commuting, dining, shopping and boating, and features 2 beds, 2 baths, and…

  • 42 inch kitchen cabinets

  • Granite countertops

  • Stainless steel appliances

  • New lower bar height

  • Two ceiling fan pre-wires

Contact us today to come see one of these fabulous new homes in person!



The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Returns Next Weekend

On April 28, the sixth annual Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is coming to City Dock. The spring equivalent of the huge United States Sailboat Show in the fall, this year’s Spring Sailboat Show will feature new and brokerage boats, including catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, family cruisers, day sailors, and inflatables, as well as marine equipment, electronics, clothing and boating accessories, and more. Keep reading for some of the top highlights of the show.


Sailboats
You’ll be able to browse new and brokerage boats including catamarans, monohulls, family cruisers, day sailors, and blue water sailboats. Most sailboats available for immediate sale.

Exhibitors
Visit over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, inflatables, boating accessories, clothing, and gear. You can also find out more about boating clubs, charter companies, insurance firms, and lending institutions.

In-water Demos
See some of the latest innovative products in action, including sailboats, stand-up watercrafts, paddleboards, docking systems and more.

Cruisers University
Learn to cruise at the U.S. Naval Academy, where you can choose from over 60 courses including 5 Step Plan to Successful Cruising, Exploring the Chesapeake, and Safety at Sea. See more here.

Show Info
Dates: Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29, 10am – 6pm. Sunday, April 30, 10am – 5pm
Tickets: Adult – One Day $12; Adult – Two Day Combo $19; Children: 12 & under FREE
Location: City Dock in Annapolis, MD