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Farmers Market Opens April 5

Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market

April 5 will be opening day for the 2014 season at Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Market. Mark your calendar, and don’t miss this opportunity to support local farmers!

Farmers market

The outdoor market, which initially opened in the Board of Education parking lot on Riva Road in 1981, is now located at the intersection of Harry S. Truman Parkway and Riva Road near the Anne Arundel County School Board, just a few minutes east of Crofton. Hours will be 7 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through December 20 and expand for the summer to include Tuesdays, from May 27-September 30.

More than 50 local farmers participate in the Farmers’ Market, bringing you the best and freshest produce you’ll find anywhere in the area. There’s plenty of parking and a covered pavilion where you can enjoy shade, even on the hottest summer day.

Directions: Take Route 50 East to the Riva Rd exit, and turn right at Riva Road.  The Farmers’ Market is located about a mile on the right, at the intersection with Harry Truman Parkway.


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Crofton Library Schedule, March 2014

children learning

Crofton Library is arguably the heart of our community, and it’s no wonder… with several events scheduled each month by the library staff and meetings held there throughout the month by various community organizations.

Just look at the schedule for the remainder of March…

Toddler Time – Children ages 18 to 36 months (with caring adult) enjoy a variety of developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills.
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 9:30am
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 9:30am
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 9:30am
Preschool Storytime – Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school readiness through engaging books, songs and activities.

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 10:30am
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 10:30am
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 10:30am

Babies in Bloom – Babies from birth to 18 month (with caring adult) enjoy songs, action rhymes and playtime while building early literacy skills.  A great way to get to know other families in  your community!

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 10:00am
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – 10:00am

Reading with Ladybug – Improve your reading skills while enjoying the RAPT attention of Ladybug, a Yorkie dog tutor! Call the Crofton Library at 410-222-7915 to book a 15 minute slot. Sessions will be in the meeting room.

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 3:30pm
Family Story Time – Families with young children enjoy a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building early literacy skills.

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – 7:00pm

Online Job Search – Learn what is available and how to use online tools to master the skills of job searchin

  • Friday, March 21, 2014 – 10:00am

One on One Computer Training for Adults – Work individually with a librarian and learn to access your library account, search the catalog and the Internet, navigate electronic databases and set up a free email account. Instruction in Microsoft Word may also be available.

  • Call 410-222-7915 or 301-261-3909 for available dates and times.

Crofton Library is located at 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD 21114. It’s open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. , Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sundays.


Crofton’s 50th Anniversary Calendar

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Annapolis Mall Decor Makeover

Have you visited Annapolis Mall recently? It’s been a while since I was there, but an appointment at the Apple Store and a long overdue mall-walk motivated me to make an early-morning visit to the mall yesterday. Look what I found!
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While I didn’t try them out, I’m betting these wing chairs are a lot more comfortable than those low-to-the-ground sleek green contemporary couches that have been replaced. And they certainly gives Annapolis Mall a more upscale appearance.

Good job, Westfield Annapolis… This shopper approves!

Crofton’s 50th Anniversary Calendar

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Crofton’s 50th Anniversary Calendar – 1964-2014


It’s been 50 years since Crofton’s first home-owners moved into their new home. They’re seen here at closing with developer Hamilton Crawford, standing left. (Photo: Source Crawford Corporation)

A busy committee of volunteers has been lining up special events and collecting photos and stories to share with the 25,000+ people who now call Crofton home. You may have seen some of these photos during the presentation by Crofton Village Garden Club at Crofton Country Club, as part of Crofton’s 50th Anniversary Holiday House Tour. By the way, you can click on any photo to enlarge it.

4 – Fitness Event, Crofton Country Club (Photo: Source Crawford Corporation. Crofton Country Club in the 60’s)

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22 – Luau, Crofton Country Club (Photo: Source Crawford Corporation. Crofton Georgetown Homes under construction)
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Crofton History Month at Crofton Library and local schools (Photo: Source unknown. Crofton Gate approx. 1970)
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APRIL (Photo: Source unknown. Easter Egg Hunt, date unknown)
5 – Earth Day Celebration, with a month-long focus on restoration and beautification
12 – Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Crofton Civic Association
26 – Crofton Craft Fair, sponsored by the Crofton Kiwanis

1 – May Baskets, sponsored by Crofton Village Garden Club
10 – Armed Forces/First Responders parade
16 – Linthicum Walks, Preview Reception for Art Walk
17 – and 18 Linthicum Walks, Art Walk, featuring Crofton artists, authors and music
31 – Shrimp and Crab Feast, Crofton Country Club
31 – Crofton Got Talent, Crofton Country Club
(Photo: Source and date unknown. Back Lake Park)

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7 – 10k race, sponsored by Crofton Kiwanis
22 – Summer Concert Series, Crofton Village Green
29 – Summer Concert Series, Crofton Village Green (Photo: Source and date unknown)


4 – Neighborhood picnics and block parties (Photo: Source: Long & Foster REALTORS®. July 4 parade, 1970’s)
6 – Summer Concert Series, Crofton Village Green
13 – Summer Concert Series, Crofton Village Green


5 – Hands around the Parkway – Children’s chalk art around Crofton Parkway (Photo: Marcia Perry. Children’s Bike Parade on Crofton Parkway)

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15 – Golf Tournament, Crofton Country Club (Photo: Source Margaret Woda, South Atlantic Jr. Golf Championship, 1980’s)


24 – Homecoming Week
25 – Dinner celebrating former Crofton Civic Association Presidents, community leaders, and business leaders (Photo: Source Patricia Stevenson. Crofton Women’s Club, Guest Speaker County Executive James Lighthizer of Crofton)
25 – Halloween Parade, sponsored by Crofton Kiwanis
25 – Bull Roast, Music, and other events throughout the day and evening at Crofton Country Club
26 – Ecumenical Service


Celebrate your community, whether you’re a long-time resident or new to Crofton. Remember, there’s more to Crofton than “Old Crofton.” This celebration is yours, even if you live in a home built within the past 10 years!

P.S. Speaking as a local real estate agent, it can only do good things for your property value to promote the wonderful people, places, businesses, and culture of our community during this once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Just saying’…


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Crofton Village Garden Club Honors Our Troops

Crofton Village Garden Club Honors Our Troops

The members of Crofton Village Garden Club love our troops and love flower arranging. These two loves come together at our November meeting, each year, when we make patriotic-themed flower arrangements for the veterans at Loch Raven VA Community Living and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, Maryland.  Each member makes several of the arrangements during this hands-on workshop – enough for every guest at Loch Raven to receive one.

This year’s masterpieces were delivered to the vets by project chair Sunny Frank, with the assistance of Bernie Robertson and Harriet Kiilehua.  You can click on the photo below to enlarge it.

Veterans Day 2013

Sunny Frank, Bernie Robertson, Harriet Kiilehua

 Originally published at on November 22, 2013



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