My River Speaks

My River Speaks

My River Speaks

My River Speaks: The History and Lore of the Magothy River is the first and only book detailing the history of the Magothy River. It reflects anecdotal and archival research on the history, geography, and lore of the Magothy. The once “forgotten river” of the Chesapeake now speaks.

The author, Marianne Taylor, has lived along the banks of the Magothy River for more than 30 years. In the midst of her 22-year career as an English teacher, she served as a docent for the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was there she discovered her passion for history.

News Release: Magothy River’s Secrets Unraveled in Second Edition. Lovers of the Magothy River have spoken. By popular demand, author Marianne Taylor and publisher Bay Media, Inc. have released a second edition of My River Speaks. Local writer Marianne Taylor, moved by a passion for uncovering the layers of history and love of the Magothy River, carefully unravels its secrets in My River Speaks. The second edition contains an elaborate index, helpful for research purposes.

Winchester on the Severn

Winchester on the SevernWinchester-on-the-Severn is a community of approximately one hundred homes located just outside of Annapolis near Arnold. The Winchester on Severn community association has an executive board consisting of current community volunteers. Winchester on Severn association owns five separate waterfront properties that include a community beach with a pavilion, children play area on open grass, privately maintained white sand beach and lots of parking. The association also has two separate docking areas with some shallow and some deep water slips. The community web site includes community news and history, beach calendar and reservation form, and boating information.

Annapolis Freecycle

Annapolis FreecycleAnnapolis Freecycle is open to Annapolis area residents who want to “re-cycle” rather than throw stuff away. Got stuff you need to get rid of? A chair, a bed, or even a car? Feel free to post it! To join, include your zip code and nearest cross roads when filling out the form. Freecyling is Fun and Easy! Basic Rules: Everything must be 100% FREE. No trading, no bartering, no borrowing, no selling or re-selling.

The Freecycle Network is made up of 4,858 groups with 7,599,842 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills. Membership is free, and everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages. To view the items being given away or sought in Annapolis, you must be a member of the local group.

Cape St. Claire Swim Club

Cape St. Claire Swim ClubThe Cape St. Claire Swim Club, Inc. is a small, privately owned and operated swim club situated behind the Cape St. Claire Shopping Center on Cape St. Claire Road. The pool is open between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm every day. It is a four-lane, 25-yard pool with a diving well and separate baby pool. There is a shaded picnic pavilion, a swing area, and a sand volleyball court. Currently, 151 families from the Cape St. Claire community and the Broadneck Peninsula are members.

Chesapeake Bay Recovery Partnership

The Chesapeake Bay Recovery Partnership is a newly formed public-private partnership between the Oyster Recovery Partnership and the State of Maryland (Department of Natural Resources).The partnership was created to raise funds from public and private sources and to implement large-scale, integrated Chesapeake Bay restoration projects that will include oyster restoration, bay grass replenishment, planting of forest buffers and cover crops, and nutrient and sediment reduction.

Historic London Town & Gardens

Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park located on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a non-profit foundation. London Town has within its boundaries part of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century town of London, which is currently being excavated by archaeologists from the Lost Towns Project.

Maryland Steeplechasing

MDSCASteeplechasing has a long history in Maryland. Steeplechase races rose from competition between various fox hunting clubs. Steeplechasing has not changed much since those early days. The races are still run on fine, warm Spring days over similar courses with an audience of horse-lovers and race fans alike. Maryland Steeplechasing’s goal is to provide you with the information you need to have a great day at the races. The Maryland Steeplechasing website has infomation about the sport of steeplechase racing in Maryland.

East Coast Greenway

East Coast GreenwayThe East Coast Greenway is a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles as it winds its way between Canada and Key West, linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard. Nearly 25 percent of the route is already on safe, traffic-free paths.

The East Coast Greenway is  the nation’s most ambitious long-distance urban trail project.   By connecting existing and planned shared-use trails, a continuous, traffic-free route is being formed, serving self-powered users of all abilities and ages. 3,000 miles long, the Greenway links Calais, Maine at the Canadian border with Key West, Florida. Alternate routes will add another 2,000 miles to the ECG trail system.

This green city-to-city travel corridor was launched in 1991 when the East Coast Greenway Alliance formed to make this vision a reality. The East Coast Greenway will be entirely on public right-of-way, incorporating waterfront esplanades, park paths, abandoned railroad corridors, canal towpaths, and pathways along highway corridors.