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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 15, 2012
If you're happy and you know it and your face really shows it, you must be a resident of Solomons Island in Calvert County. Coastal Living magazine's special 15th anniversary issue ranks the southern Maryland waterfront village no. 15 on a list of "America's Happiest Seaside Towns. " The magazine points to the town's history of fishing and exploration, as well as its boardwalk, sculpture gardens and of course, its hospitality. It also notes that Solomons Victorian Inn is the place to stay.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Date: April 20 Her story: Casey Schachter, 33, grew up in Leonardtown in St. Mary's County. She works for a government contractor and also teaches yoga at Evolve Yoga + Wellness in California, Md. Her mother, Carol Schachter, and her mother's fiance, Charlie Bass, live in Callaway. Her father, Steve Carey, and his wife, Kim Carey, live in upstate New York. His story: Brian Bowen, 36, grew up in Lusby in Calvert County. He is a firefighter in Washington. His parents, Linda and George Bowen, live in Lusby.
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October 29, 1999
The Maryland State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its annual convention today and tomorrow at the Holiday Inn at Solomons Island. Participants will discuss the 2000 census, technology, police brutality and elect officers. Information: 410-820-8350.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 15, 2012
If you're happy and you know it and your face really shows it, you must be a resident of Solomons Island in Calvert County. Coastal Living magazine's special 15th anniversary issue ranks the southern Maryland waterfront village no. 15 on a list of "America's Happiest Seaside Towns. " The magazine points to the town's history of fishing and exploration, as well as its boardwalk, sculpture gardens and of course, its hospitality. It also notes that Solomons Victorian Inn is the place to stay.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | July 30, 1995
This year's Eastport Yacht Club Solomons Island Invitational race from Annapolis to Solomons began under threatening skies on Friday evening, July 21, in the Severn River and didn't begin to finish in the Patuxent off Solomons until well after daybreak.Of the 160 starters in 13 classes (including one crew double-registered in both J/29 one-design and MORC), nearly 130 stuck it out to the finish despite agonizingly late arrival times stretching well into the sweltering early afternoon.Three different courses were used, with PHRF A-0 sailing a 67-mile version, and the smallest boats of PHRF C and D, the Alberg 30s, and Pearson 30s completing a 45-mile stretch, while the rest of the fleet sailed the traditional 55-mile course down around Hooper Island Light before turning into the approach to Solomons.
NEWS
June 8, 1995
The State Highway Administration will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the proposed Solomons Island Road widening project.The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at Central Middle School, 221 Central Ave., Edgewater. The proposed project covers about one mile from Virginia Avenue to south of Pike Ridge Road.Requests to speak at the hearing should be submitted by tomorrow to Robert Schneider, Project Manager, Project Planning Division, State Highway Administration, 707 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202-0717.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2003
So you want to go somewhere relaxing, a place that's quiet yet offers fun activities. A place not too far from Baltimore, so that getting there and back in a day - with time to enjoy yourself in between - is doable. Ever consider Solomons Island? Just 90 minutes from Baltimore in Southern Maryland's Calvert County, Solomons Island is a nice little getaway that may surprise you. It's quaint, sure enough. And at a glance it may seem there's nothing to do there. But there is plenty to do - not just on the island but in Calvert County in general.
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By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2005
An $18.2 million project to unclog a crisscross of Annapolis-area highways won't be finished until fall, state and county officials said last week. Work on the interchange of three major arteries in Parole -- U.S. 50, Route 450 and Solomons Island Road -- started in April 2003 and was expected to be done this spring. But officials say it's only about half-finished. The State Highway Administration attributed delays there and at several other long-term road projects to rain in the spring and summer of last year.
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By Beckie Burkhardt and Beckie Burkhardt,Special to Baltimoresun.com | July 6, 2005
Located where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay and separated from the mainland by just a small stretch of water, Solomons resembles a peninsula more than a typical island. The Southern Maryland destination is a quaint, self-sufficient town that has something to offer any visitor that comes to her shores. Once a privately owned tobacco farm called Sandy Island, the 80-acre town played a small yet significant role in the War of 1812. Joshua Barney, a retired naval captain, constructed a fleet of small, easily maneuverable sailboats and rowboats to help fend off the much larger British navy as the attackers sailed up the Patuxent River to burn Washington, D.C. After the war ended, peace reigned and the economy boomed.
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By Beckie Burkhardt and Beckie Burkhardt,Special to Baltimoresun.com | June 24, 2005
Located where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay and separated from the mainland by just a small stretch of water, Solomons resembles a peninsula more than a typical island. The Southern Maryland destination is a quaint, self-sufficient town that has something to offer any visitor that comes to her shores Once a privately owned tobacco farm called Sandy Island, the 80-acre town played a small yet significant role in the War of 1812. Joshua Barney, a retired naval captain, constructed a fleet of small, easily maneuverable sailboats and rowboats to help fend off the much larger British navy as the attackers sailed up the Patuxent River to burn Washington, D.C. After the war ended, peace reigned and the economy boomed.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2012
With the lure of making as much as $100,000 in prize money, nearly 4,000 anglers in some 650 boats are expected to descend on the Chesapeake Bay next weekend for what is billed as "the largest rockfish tournament in the world. " According to Dave Smith, executive director of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, there are "over 50 ways to win. " First place in the main draw is worth a guaranteed $15,000. The big money is made in what MSSA bills as a "tournament within a tournament.
TRAVEL
July 15, 2010
If you go Annmarie Garden, Dowell Road, Solomons. The 30-acre park is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arts Building, gift shop and café are open Wednesday to Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets Admission is $3 for adults and children age 12 and older; $2 for children ages 5-11 and seniors age 65 and older; and free for children age 4 and younger. Getting there From Baltimore (Beltway I-695): Take I-97 ( Annapolis)
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2010
It begins as South Hanover Street, a gritty stretch through south Baltimore, and winds its way through strip malls and shopping plazas, tiny towns and rolling farms. It ends after 72 miles, at scenic Solomons Island on the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland Route 2 — called Ritchie Highway above Annapolis, Solomons Island Road below it — is one of the busiest north-south arteries in eastern Maryland, and no part of it says more about the quirky character of the Old Line State than the 39 miles that run through Anne Arundel County.
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By Brent Jones, Baltimore Sun reporter | April 28, 2010
A fire in the 100 block of Old Solomons Island Road in Lothian Tuesday night sent one firefighter to an area hospital with minor burn injuries, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The blaze started about 10:30 p.m. from the rear of the dwelling and moved to two alarms, authorities say. No one else was hurt during the incident. Investigators have not released a cause for the fire.
NEWS
November 23, 2008
After months of construction and improvements, a major Annapolis grocery store welcomed guests and customers recently to its renovated store on Solomon's Island Road. The Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, across from Annapolis Towne Centre, greeted more than 100 guests, including politicians and community leaders, last weekend and presented more than 60 area schools and houses of worship with gift cards worth more than $18,000. It also presented free turkeys Saturday to the first 500 shoppers.
FEATURES
By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,Sun Reporter | May 12, 2007
"There's nothing not fun about it," Scott Wolfson, a Germantown news photographer, says of tiki culture. But this can be serious fun. Wolfson and his wife, Jen, spent $12,000 transforming their basement into a Polynesian-flavored "immersion environment" - and he now has his eye on the backyard. If you'd like to try sticking a toe into the tiki waters, here are a few possibilities: Festivals: Hukilau will be held June 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Includes a trade show, concerts (including a performance by Baltimore's Keri Burneston and Adam Krandle, better known as Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey)
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 30, 1998
When Capt. Isaac Solomon arrived in Calvert County in the late 1860s and purchased the small island that later bore his name, the only thing on the tiny spit of land was a farm and a single house.A businessman and a promoter, Solomon had devised one of the first formulas for successfully canning oysters. He brought over men from the Eastern Shore to dredge oysters and work in his cannery. After the failure and closing of the cannery, the little village and its sparse population remained."For fifty years there was no outside communication with the world except by water.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 28, 1997
A Lothian man, who would have turned 60 today, was killed yesterday afternoon after the pickup truck he was driving on Solomons Island Road in Harwood left the roadway and crashed into a tree, county police said.Officer John Brothers, an accident investigator, said Charles Bernard Sesker of the 5000 block of Sands Road was driving a 1969 Ford pickup truck south on Solomons Island Road near Harwood Drive about 1: 26 p.m. when the truck left the roadway for no apparent reason and struck a tree.
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By Nicole Fuller and Matthew Hay Brown and Nicole Fuller and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporters | March 16, 2007
SOLOMONS -- A sudden burst of wind overturned several sailboats yesterday afternoon in the harbor of Solomons in Calvert County, plunging students from a local sailing school into frigid waters. It proved a good lesson in the vagaries of weather - and one that left no one injured. Close to a dozen of the young boaters - all wearing wet suits and life jackets - found themselves dumped into the still-frigid water off the Solomons harbor, but quickly were rescued after the vessels capsized about 4:30 p.m. Weather across the region had changed abruptly as a cold front swept through - as evident from the winds at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport increasing from 5 mph at BWI around 2 p.m. to gusts as strong as 28 mph later in the afternoon.
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By MIKE DRESSER | November 15, 2006
It is not uncommon for small startup wineries on the East Coast to rely on out-of-state grapes while their own vineyards reach maturity. What is unusual is for a wine made from grapes brought in from across the continent to turn out so well. This Southern Maryland winery has produced a sauvignon blanc from California grapes that is complex, well-rounded and dry. It displays good pear and fig fruit, seasoned with hints of newly cut grass, mint and other fresh herbs. It's available at a limited number of wine stores in Baltimore.
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