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Benefits of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life

It’s common knowledge about children: learning to play an instrument is good for motor skills, learning, and personality development. But if you didn’t learn to play an instrument as a child, is it too late? Studies show that the benefits of learning an instrument aren’t limited to children and that…
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Annapolis: Places to See, Things to Do

A Daytrip or Long Weekend Less than an hour from Bethesda, Annapolis presents an exciting opportunity for a road trip, especially in the holiday season. A historically and culturally significant town, Annapolis wears many hats in both the past and present–our nation’s first capitol following the Revolutionary war, today it’s…
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The Museums of Montgomery County

Museums are as diverse as museum visitors.  In some, cultural artifacts are placed in important historical contexts; in others, visitors enjoy hands-on learning experiences that enliven a day or spark the imagination; still others showcase human cultural and artistic achievements of the highest order. Whichever type of museum you prefer,…
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Maryland Romantic Getaways

Looking to celebrate your next milestone with a romantic getaway in Maryland? Whether you’re looking for a beachfront room on the Chesapeake Bay, an inn in the mountains, or a resort in a busy city, there’s the perfect suite waiting for you. Each hotel on our list offers romantic amenities…
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Maryland Breweries

Traveling through Maryland with a beer-lover? You’re in luck—Maryland has over 70 craft breweries to choose from. With award-winning beers in styles from IPAs to stouts, great breweries in Maryland are spread across all regions of the state. Plus, many top-rated breweries are just a short drive out of Washington…
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Birding in Maryland

With over 400 species of birds sighted and over 200 nesting species, Maryland is an excellent location for birding. In addition to the desirable wetland, marsh, woodland, and meadow habitats, the Atlantic flyway migratory path cuts across the state. Some well-known species in Maryland include the Bald Eagle, Brown-headed Nuthatch,…
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Bethesda Farmers Markets 2017

Bethesda has plenty of places to find farm fresh fruits and vegetables, locally raised meat, and delicious homemade treats. Here are the top places around Bethesda to buy local food for your family in 2017. Pike Central Farm Market Opening May 6 this season, the Pike Central Farm Market takes…
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Happy Hour Bethesda, Maryland

Happy hour is the perfect time to get some drinks and a bite to eat with friends. Bethesda has many delicious restaurants and some of them offer top-notch happy hour food and drink specials. We’ve compiled the top 10 happy hour choices in Bethesda for your next night out. View…
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Best Maryland Hikes

Maryland is a beautiful state with over 95,000 acres of state and national parks and hundreds of miles of trails. These trails range from easy paved walks on the way to historical sites to climbing the Appalachian mountains. But with so many options, which should you choose? To help you…
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18 Unexpectedly Innovative Apps for Seniors

Retired adults are not usually targets for high-tech products. Built around teenagers and young adults, the app market is flooded with games and social media programs for those generations. However, many apps—even those designed for any age group—aid the lives of older adults and give them helpful tools for making…
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