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Where And How You Can Donate This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time filled with warmth and kindness, shared with the ones we love. This year, let’s spread some of that holiday love beyond just our own families. This is the time to lend a hand to your neighbor and brighten someone’s holiday who may be struggling. There are many ways to volunte [...]
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Pumpkin Patches to Visit Near Sturbridge Homes

How do you picture a crisp autumn afternoon? We envision colorful leaves crunching underfoot, the scent of cider and hay bales, and an endless supply of farm activities. The picture-perfect fall experience is a trip with your family to a local farm for pumpkin picking. And there are great pumpkin [...]
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Celebrating Halloween in Maryland Safely in 2020

If costumes lining the store aisles are any indication, Halloween is fast approaching! But with a spooky virus going around, the usual trick-or-treating might not be the healthiest idea for your family. Many Maryland counties are allowing the door-to-door tradition this Halloween, but it is discour [...]
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Getting The Most Out of the End of Summer in Maryland

It feels like summer has reached its end now that Labor Day has come and gone. But fall doesn’t truly begin until September 22nd—and Maryland still has nice weather and plenty to do. Take advantage of the final days of the season with these local summer activities. There’s summer fun just steps from [...]
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Restaurants to Eat Outside at in Annapolis

Thanks to the reopening of the state, we can finally go to our favorite restaurants in Annapolis. If you live in our Pony Club Estates Community or Highland Woods, Downtown Annapolis is basically in your backyard! Take the family out to a nice dinner in one of the most beautiful towns Maryland has t [...]
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Places to go for Valentine's Day Weekend

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to make plans to spend time with your special someone. Did you know Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year? Spend the weekend away with your loved ones and have a weekend to remember. We’ve got some top picks to spend a romantic getaway.Down [...]
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Best Places to go Skiing and Snowboarding this Winter

Whether you have never skied before or you are a seasoned pro, take a break this winter and head to the slopes. Maryland and Pennsylvania offer some of the best family-friendly ski resorts in the country. Wind down in the warm cabins and get an adrenaline rush on the slopes; check out these top Ski [...]
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Favorite Places to Find Holiday Decor

The holidays are finally here. It’s time to get into the festive spirit and it starts in your home. Get out your favorite cozy socks, fluffy blankets, and make some hot chocolate. It’s time to relax in your Sturbridge home with family and friends for the holidays. Get your home holiday-ready by buyi [...]
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Best Places to See the Foliage Change

Fall is almost over. The weather is getting more chilly and the leaves are falling. It’s time to hurry to see the last of the fall foliage before the season is over. Grab a tumbler of coffee and your warmest boots and walk outside to see the beautiful foliage around. You might need some hand warmers [...]
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Best Local Takeout Pizza for #PizzaMonth

Did you know that it’s #PizzaMonth? While we think every month is #PizzaMonth, October is the time to officially celebrate. Tired of eating Dominos or Pizza Hut? Check out these local favorites that take your pizza game to the next level. These pizzas are great for family dinners on a Friday night o [...]
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How to Spend Summer In Annapolis

The historic streets of Annapolis burst to life in the summer. Countless locals and tourists gather throughout the city for family activities and weekend entertainment. There’s no shortage of things to do near the Chesapeake Bay, especially in the hot season. Here are a few ideas to inspire your sum [...]
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Memorial Day Staycation in Anne Arundel County

Memorial Day weekend is near! From special events honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country to festivals and parades celebrating the unofficial kick-off of the summer season; ditch the bustling holiday traffic and stay close to your Sturbridge home in Anne Arundel County this Me [...]
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Living In The Commuters Hub Of Anne Arundel County

Located in Maryland’s central region, Hanover is the perfect location for homeowners commuting to Annapolis, Baltimore, or Washington DC. With easy access to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Route 100, BWI, and the Halethorpe Marc Train Station, this diverse city offers homeowners the easy-going li [...]
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Your New Home In Hanover, MD Is Ready and Waiting

Minutes away from the bustling shopping and dining hub of Arundel Mills, awaits the serene escape of Sturbridge’s newest neighborhood, Wrightmoore. With several homes completed and a few in the early phases of construction, home shoppers in the market could be calling this new community home in no t [...]
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Valentine’s Day Weekend in Annapolis

With several of our Sturbridge communities in Anne Arundel County being just minutes away from the heart of Annapolis, we’ve compiled a list of the best Valentine’s Day date night destinations for the perfect romantic evening! Whether you’re spending this love-filled holiday with that special someon [...]
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Holiday Happenings Near Your Sturbridge Home

Seasons greeting to our Sturbridge homeowners! The holidays have finally arrived in our communities across Maryland and there’s a cheerful spirit in the atmosphere. From holiday shopping sprees to a dazzling light display on the Chesapeake, head to one of these festive holiday events near your Sturb [...]
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Where to Donate In Anne Arundel County

The holiday season brings a sense of giving to those that are able to do so. With our Sturbridge homeowners preparing to host their friends and family for Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled a list of local charities near our communities to donate to this season! Donation Drop Spot Whether dropping off c [...]
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Everything’s Nice With Pumpkin Spice

Fall is the official season of cozy sweaters, hayrides, and everything pumpkin spiced flavor! We’re going above, and beyond your typical Pumpkin Spiced latte, with pumpkin spiced flavored treats you can find near your Sturbridge home! Cheesecake Factory Less than ten minutes away from Sturbridge’s [...]
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Dog Adoption Month in Anne Arundel

It’s Dog Adoption Month in Anne Arundel County! What better way to celebrate than giving one of these adorable dogs their fur-ever home. Head to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County to meet your new furry friend for Dog Adoption Month.  Since 1920, this shelter has always embraced animals in need. A [...]
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Historic Sites in Annapolis to Visit Presidents Day Weekend

Whether you’re a hard core history buff or simply love exploration and tales from the past, Annapolis is packed with historical spots that tell tales of the past and offer visitors a glimpse into the lives of our Maryland ancestors. Here are just a few of the must-see attractions in Annapolis’ Histo [...]
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Valentine’s Day Spots in Southern Maryland

Valentine’s Day will be here soon. It may seem early to start making plans, but we suggest securing a romantic table at one of these Southern Maryland restaurants before it’s too late! Charles Street Brasserie Solomons, MD Charles Street Brasserie menu offers a fusion of Mediterranean and South [...]
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Santa Claus is Coming to Anne Arundel County

Santa is a pretty busy fella this time year and time is running out before he’ll hop in his sleigh and head back to the North Pole. If visiting St. Nick is still on your holiday “Must Do List”, here’s a quick run down of spots you can find him in Anne Arundel and St Mary’s counties. Santa Sighti [...]
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2017 Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival

The 2017 Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival is right around the corner!  The Inner West Street Association and the Annapolis Arts District have teamed up again this year to organize this sweet street festival on Sunday December 3rd on the first block of West Street. Proceeds from tickets and d [...]
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2017 Turkey Trots in Annapolis

It’s November and that means it’s time to dust off those running shoes, grab a few friends and register for a local Turkey Trot!   Never participated in a Turkey Trot? No worries! They’re run or walk at your own pace 5K events that are very family friendly, usually take place on Thanksgiving mornin [...]
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Dog Adoption Month in Southern Maryland

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month so we rounded up a few of our favorite Southern Maryland animal shelters that we’re proud to support this month and all year long. Animal Relief Fund Hollywood, MD ARF is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for abandoned animals.  Their small [...]
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Fall Farm Fun

It’s finally starting to cool down and now we have some real Fall weather. It’s the perfect time to visit an apple orchard, get lost in a corn maze, and pick the best pumpkin in the patch. Here are some places in Maryland that you can do those wonderful Fall activities. Maryland Sunrise Farm, LLC. [...]
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Best Places to Watch The Ravens/Redskins in Annapolis

Are you ready for some football? Acme Bar and Grill Think locally- eat globally! The setup for watching the game is perfect with 10 big screen TVs, 6 high definition receivers, and all major professional and collegiate DirectTV sports packages. Any night there is football on, you’re sure to see th [...]
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Labor Day Weekend in Maryland

There are so many great events going on in Maryland during this time of year and around Labor Day. Here are just a few to help you start to plan the perfect three-day weekend! 1. National Hard Crab Derby & Fair – Crisfield August 31-September 3, 2017 Only in Maryland, where the blue crab [...]
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Best Spots in Annapolis to Picnic

Nothing says summer like a picnic. July was national picnic month! Break out the picnic baskets, and enjoy these great spots in Annapolis with the special people in your life. Quiet Waters Park A perfect place for all day outings. Not only do they have several great spots in the woodlands and by t [...]
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Fourth of July Events around Annapolis and St. Mary’s County

This year, celebrate the 4th with outdoor concerts, patriotic parades and amazing fireworks shows. We’ve rounded up some of the best celebrations around Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s Counties. Happy Independence Day! St. Mary’s College 2017 River Concert Series Program June 30 at 7pm The June 30th [...]
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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! Kevin’s Corner Kafe 24509 Point Lookout Rd, Leonardtown Kevin’s offers delicious fre [...]
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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 [...]
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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 s [...]
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Light Up Your Weekend

Today is the start Light City Baltimore, a nine-day festival of light, music and innovation. The entire city is transformed with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies. Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light [...]
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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Annapolis

Every year, Annapolis comes alive to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, parties and plenty of Irish food and drink specials. We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Annapolis, with events kicking off this weekend! Shamrock Stroll March 4 St. Patrick’s Day activities [...]
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The Vintage Source: One-of-a-Kind Vintage Furniture in Southern Maryland

One weekend a month, The Vintage Source in Compton, MD, opens its doors to reveal a vast array of pieces like old doors, painted dressers, mantles, slip covered wing chairs, vintage jewelry, old metal furniture, gilded mirrors and architectural pieces. Open on the third Saturday and Sunday of every [...]
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Baltimore Boat Show in Town This Weekend

Today is the kick-off of the Baltimore Boat Show, in town this weekend January 26-29 at the Baltimore Convention Center. You’ll find boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget, booths showcasing the latest in engines, marine electronics, accessories, fishing tackle and gear, and educational semi [...]
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Best Annapolis Museums to Visit this Winter

Downtown Annapolis is full of museums dedicated to the exploring historic and present day art, Maryland life and the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay. Here are some of our favorite Annapolis Museums to visit this winter. U.S. Naval Academy Museum 118 Maryland Ave Located on the grounds of the U. [...]
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Where to Get your Last-Minute Christmas Tree in St. Mary’s County

This is the last full weekend before Christmas and if you haven’t gotten your Christmas tree yet, now’s the time! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local Christmas Tree Farms near St. Mary’s County where you can find a tree in time for Santa Claus’ arrival. Hidden Lake Christmas Tree Farm 3480 [...]
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Best Hiking Spots in St. Mary’s County

As the weather cools and the leaves begin to turn, there’s no better time to explore beautiful St. Mary’s County and see the fall foliage. Here are 5 of the best hiking spots in St. Mary’s County. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail The PHT is a 710-mile network of locally-managed trails that e [...]
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Best Crab Restaurants in Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s Counties

Summer may be coming to an end, but Maryland Blue Crab season isn’t over yet! Grab a bushel from one of these top crab restaurants in Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s Counties! Cantler’s Riverside Inn 458 Forest Beach Rd | Annapolis Cantler’s has been an Annapolis staple for almost 40 years. It’s si [...]
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Top Water Activities in Annapolis

Anne Arundel County has 520 miles of shoreline and lies along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. It’s no wonder locals like to spend the summer out on the water, fishing, crabbing and boating. Go ahead and join in on the fun; here are our top water activities [...]
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Can’t-Miss Summer Music Festivals

When the warm weather hits, there’s nothing better than an outdoor music festival. From local artists to some of the biggest names in music, these festivals have it all. Here are our top 5 can’t-miss summer music festivals! Eastport a Rockin’ June 18 at 11am Back Creek and Second Street in Eastpo [...]
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Best Beaches in Driving Distance from Annapolis

If you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway this summer or a whole week of fun in the sun, you don’t need to go far. We are just a few hours away from some of the best beaches on the East Coast, whether you’re looking to explore nature, have quiet time with family or party long after the sun sets. [...]
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Top Wineries to Visit This Spring

As the weather warms up, spring is the perfect time to tour some of the many wineries and vineyards in our area, and take in the delicious wine and beautiful views. Here are our picks for the top 5 wineries to visit this spring, all close to Sturbridge Homes communities.   Great Frogs Winery 3218 [...]
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