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5 Facts About the Baltimore Oriole

We all know the baseball team named for a local bird, but how well do you know the bird itself? There's a lot to learn about these striking songbirds, and we've got a few fun facts about them right here!    1. Their bold colors are fit for nobles The early settlers of Maryland noticed the bright colors on these birds and linked that to the colors of Lord Baltimore's coat of arms -- the very same ones that are now on the flag of the state of Maryland, which Lord Baltimore presided over.  2. Those colors change over time Young Baltimore orioles aren't so showy. Their plumage is a bit more dull, but when males reach adulthood, they gain...
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5 Fall Bonfire Must-Haves

With the arrival of fall, there's so much to look forward to! We're talking Halloween, crispy red leaves, Oktoberfest, and so much more. But one of the best things about fall here in Maryland is the arrival of bonfire season. Grab your friends, grab some marshmallows, and check out our favorite bonfire items below!    Old Bay Seasoning Plates Blanket What's cozier than wrapping up in a warm blanket by the fireside? Soak up all of the goodness fall has to offer and bring this Old Bay blanket to your bonfire, and share with someone special -- or just keep at that coziness for yourself.   Hon Life Flamingo Boa Tumbler Staying hydrated is key! Don't forget to sip on...
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10 Halloween Hacks to Try in 2022

  Is Halloween your favorite holiday? You're not alone! Halloween is the most popular holiday for millennials, and the spooky season is right around the corner. Want to make the most of the parties and candy? We've got a few hacks you'll love. 1. We all love jack-o-lanterns, but sometimes, you don't have the time, energy, or supplies to carve pumpkins. Grab some round rocks, dip them in orange paint, and then add fearsome faces to them once it dries! Bonus -- no need to worry about rot, and you can reuse them year after year. 2. You can't go wrong with a classic kid's party move that adults will love too! Use pre-made crescent dough cut into strips to...
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20 Maryland-Themed Halloween Costumes To Wear This Year

Halloween is getting ever nearer, Marylanders! And there's nothing wrong with getting an invite to a Halloween party when you don't know what you're going to wear. Well, we've got a few Maryland-themed ideas! These locally-specific costumes are sure to get some laughs or cheers from your Maryland buds -- some are obvious, some are more niche, but all of them are filled with Maryland pride. Be sure to tag us on social media if you decide to try any of these!     Mr. Boh: Paint over one eye, grab a beer, and boom! You're the classic mascot man himself.  The Utz girl: A bob wig and a bag of chips makes this outfit as easy as it is fun...
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Test Your Knowledge of the Counties of Maryland!

You might think you know about Maryland, but how well do you know its counties? Can you name them all? Let's see how well you can remember your Maryland history lessons from back in elementary school -- let us know how well you do on this pop quiz!   1. Not counting Baltimore City, how many counties are there in Maryland? A. 22 B. 23 C. 25 D. 33   2. Queen Anne's County was named for the queen of what country? A. England B. Spain C. France D. Wales   3. Prince George was linked to Queen Anne, and both have Maryland counties named for them. What was their relationship? A. Mother and son B. Brother and sister C. Father...
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