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Lawyers You Need to Know



Liff & Walsh, LLC, is a full-service law firm located in Annapolis providing comprehensive legal representation in residential and commercial real estate matters throughout Maryland. We combine our knowledge in the local market with an ability to negotiate terms, evaluate potential risks and recommend cost-efficient solutions for our clients. We will guide you through the intricacy of various real estate transactions.

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Step Into the Gray

By Anna Nardone Hayden


Gray is the most magical place to be!  It’s the place in life that frees you to be just who you were created to be. Living in the gray is magical because in that place you truly live from your heart, follow your intuition and fulfill your life purpose free from the conditions of others and your own preconceived ideas about life..

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The Inn At Perry Cabin’s Star

Chef Ken MacDonald


Photo of Chef and article by Christine Fillat

    What happens when a Scottish chef takes over the kitchen in the most exclusive hotel in St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore? At Stars, the fine dining restaurant at the Inn At Perry Cabin, chef Ken MacDonald’s cuisine celebrates life on the Chesapeake. Expect lively dishes served up with super secret.

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Can Women Have it All?

By Jessica Shelton | Photography by Heather Crowder


Looking Good Magazine asked Dr. Kelly Sullivan, a highly successful plastic surgeon and founder of Sullivan Surgery and Spa and the non-profit Wellness House, to weigh in on a controversial topic: Can women today have it all? Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer and pioneer of the Lean In movement, observes there is still much work to be.

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The Upside to Down Syndrome

GiGi’s Playhouse Comes to Annapolis

By Jessica Shelton | Photography by Heather Crowder

    [caption id="attachment_2567" align="alignleft" width="300"] Anna Nardone Hayden with Kate, Sean and Grant.[/caption] A popular adage dictates: where there’s a will, there’s a way. But substitute “mom” for “will” and you’ve got a formula for social change. Throughout history, devout and dynamic mothers have led the charge, winning hearts, votes and fundraising dollars for worthy causes with the help.

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Paca Girlfriends Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

By Mary Ann Treger | Photography by Heather Crowder

  Mary Petersen, Founder and President of CAFÉ (Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education) and Paca Girlfriends Committee Member What’s rule number one for a successful entrepreneur? Find a need and fill it. That’s exactly what Mary Petersen did in the food industry. In 2002 she launched, CAFÉ, an organization that helps professional chefs stay connected. The company links the food.

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Staying Fit the Blue Angels Way

By Mary Ann Treger  |  Photography courtesy of the Blue Angels

  Ever wonder what these extraordinary pilots do to stay in shape mentally and physically? We asked them to share their nutrition and fitness regimes. On Nutrition LCDR Joe Schwartz, Former Blue Angels Flight Surgeon For most of us, our diet would be described as “paleo-light Mediterranean,” avoiding simple carbohydrates, “cheat days” and processed.

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Q&A with Chef Jonathan Seningen, Executive Chef, Blackwall Hitch

Photography by Geoffrey Hodgdon

  A graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York—now renamed the International Culinary Center (ICC) with its program expansion into Italian, Spanish, and Wine Studies—Chef Jonathan Seningen spent four years in New York City working at renowned restaurants before returning to Washington, D.C. to train under Chef Yannick Cam of Le Paradou. During his time in D.C., Seningen was chef at OYA, Hook, SAX,.

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Secret No More: A Memoir by Lisa Hillman

Review by Laura Oliver

  The first call came while Lisa and her husband, Dick, were relaxing after work in their Annapolis Historic District home. At the time, Lisa was President of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s foundation and Dick, a retired lawyer and former mayor of Annapolis, was involved in a variety of post-retirement activities. When the call came in, sunlight slanting through the library windows burnished the copper-colored.

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By Christine Fillat   Irving Winters and Wendy Glasgow Winters have special gifts. Both have powerful intellects, extraordinary drive, and an attractive bulletproof quality. Inner strength does not begin to describe it. Wendy, a natural leader, used her talents as dean of Smith College during an era where black academics were few and far between. Irving, who graduated from Yale University in three years, has a keen mind. As.

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