Posted inHoward County

Hops & Harvest Festival returns

After a year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CoFestCo has announced that the Hops & Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. Now in its fifth year, the festival has quickly become a popular place to enjoy unlimited tastings of beer, wine and spirits while enjoying fresh […]

Posted inTourism

Q&A with VAAAC’s Kristen Pironis

It’s only been about four months since Kristen Pironis was named executive director of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC). For the past 16 years, Pironis worked with the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation, most recently as executive vice president of marketing and communications. Today, she’s laying the groundwork for VAAAC as the […]

Posted inTourism

Five trips that keep you close to home

Feeling the need to break out? A day trip around the mid-Atlantic region may be the way to shake off COVID lethargy. Many unique locales are within an hour, give or take, from Central Maryland. All that’s needed is a half-day, or so, to enjoy their plentiful charms. Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Harper’s Ferry lies […]

Posted inNonprofit

Maryland grants $5M for heritage projects

The Hogan administration announced that 116 matching grants totaling $5.03 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. Organizations receiving grant awards include […]

Posted inBWI Business District

Southwest Airlines opens new route to Syracuse

Southwest Airlines (SWA) has announced new three-times per day roundtrip flights from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Syracuse, NY. It will begin on Nov. 14, 2021. The new service announced is the eighth new SWA destination recently announced or started for BWI Marshall. New service between BWI Marshall and Miami started on Nov. 15; to Chicago O’Hare International […]