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5 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe

English class is in session! It's time to learn a few facts about the famous American author Edgar Allan Poe. Baltimore claims this master of the macabre in many ways, and this Halloween season, you can learn a little bit more about this poet and author who once called Charm City home. 1. Poe's final resting place is in Baltimore, Maryland Poe's grave can be visited in Baltimore! He and his wife are both buried at Westminster Hall. But Poe wasn't born here -- he was born in Boston, MA. He lived everywhere from New York to Virginia to England in the course of his short life, but he spent some time living in Baltimore with his aunt and cousin...
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Madame Maryland's Horoscope: October 2021

Happy October, Marylanders! The fall season is truly here, and that means it's time to get into some fun fall activities. But which activity would make your sign the happiest? Madame Maryland looked into her crystal ball, and here's what she saw.    Aries: Braving a haunted house  Okay, maybe not a REAL haunted house...unless you're feeling particularly brave! But a firey sign like yourself loves the adrenaline rush associated with moving through a theatrical haunted house or haunted hayride. Will you survive the night?    Taurus: Cute Halloween movie marathon  There are plenty of Halloween movies that aren't so scary, and those are your cup of tea, Taurus! Settle in with a cup of tea or a favorite cup...
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FLAGS ACROSS MARYLAND: KENT COUNTY

We are excited to continue our Maryland History Series in partnership with Preservation Maryland! Check out more of their blogs about our state's heritage here. >>>> https://www.preservationmaryland.org/news/   The Kent County flag, adopted in 1990, features the Great Seal of Kent emblazoned on a blue background. The seal itself is separated into for quadrants. Counter-clockwise, quadrants I and IV feature the fleur-de-lis, symbolizing France, and three gold lions passant (walking), representing England. Quadrant II features the red lion rampant (standing) of Scotland and quadrant III shows a large gold harp, representing Ireland. Emblazoned in the center is the gold lion rampant of the House of Nassau. The heraldry symbolizes the co-monarchy of William and Mary, King and Queen of England, Scotland, and France in...
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7 Blankets To Keep You Warm This Fall

When the weather starts to get chilly, there's nothing quite like a blanket to make you feel toasty and cozy again! And as luck would have it, we've got plenty of blankets for sale. No matter what part of Maryland you love best or what local food is your fave, we've got the right blanket for you!  Natty Boh Blanket Life is a lot more pleasant when you're not shivering! This blanket is perfect for curling up under after a night out at your favorite bar with friends. Annapolis Mural Blanket What could be a better gift for your friend who lives in Annapolis? When it's too nippy to walk out by the water, you can still enjoy the beautiful sights...
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FLAGS ACROSS MARYLAND: WASHINGTON COUNTY

We are excited to continue our Maryland History Series in partnership with Preservation Maryland! Check out more of their blogs about our state's heritage here. >>>> https://www.preservationmaryland.org/news/   The Washington County flag, adopted in 1988, features a portrait of the county’s namesake, George Washington, on a green and blue background split by a bold, red “W.” Washington is surrounded by nine stars, one for each of the county’s incorporated towns. Hagerstown, the county seat, is represented by the largest star. The green and blue reflect the natural heritage of the county: fertile agricultural land, forests, mountains, and rivers.   The Early Development of Washington County: Washington County is located in the Cumberland Valley, nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. The first settlement...
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