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Gavin Buckley sworn in as new mayor of Annapolis

Gavin Buckley, the 137th mayor of Annapolis, took the oath of office on Monday, December 4, 2017 in front of a large diverse crowd on West Street.

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Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap preparing to bring school supplies directly to schools

At first glance, Wicomico Street in Baltimore City looks like any other industrial area with many warehouses and big trucks.

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Beyond Bars celebrates 25 years of uniting incarcerated mothers with their daughters

While flipping through the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM) Beyond Bars 25th Anniversary program booklet at the luncheon at La Fontaine Bleue on November 4, 2017, the alarming statistics sprawled across two pages commanded attention. Two of which read: “Women, compared to men, are the fastest growing group of prisoners in the United States,” and “68 percent of incarcerated women have at least one child under the age of 18 left behind when they enter prison.”

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Successful entrepreneur gives back to domestic violence survivors

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an ideal time to raise awareness about domestic violence but Owings Mills, Maryland resident, Cindy Tawiah is committed to helping women and young girls who have been touched by this issue anytime of year.

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Annapolis native achieves Hollywood dream and returns for Marvel comic book signing

Award-winning writer and producer Rodney Barnes recalls walking to a convenience store on the corner of Chesapeake Avenue and 6th Street in Annapolis, Maryland, where he would read comics for hours.

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College student’s campaign raises over $11,000 to keep others cool

DaJuan Gay, a 20-year-old college student who attends the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), can vouch for the power of using social media to make a positive community impact.

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Home Depot Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Kids Workshops

School is out for the summer and finding fun, free activities for kids to do can leave parents wondering where to turn. Parents who are looking for creative activities may find one opportunity closer than they think.

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Nonprofit, It Takes Two, Inc. Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The scholarship season for applicants in Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City is now open

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Hands of Hope brings health fair to Glen Burnie again

Hands of Hope provides health information and offers programs and resources for people of all ages in an effort to strengthen the communities it serves. Hands of Hope will hold the 2nd Annual Spring into Health Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Marley Station Mall located at 7900 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

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‘Biz Kidz’ offers innovative opportunity for business-minded children, teens

Dr. Marlene Jackson and her daughter, Ashley Jackson founded Le' Chic Academy Foundation in 2014

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