Presidential Pet Museum, Maryland: Some Presidents Had Unusual Pets

    1/07/16 •

    …few of the surprises I found at the Presidential Pet Museum outside Washington, D.C., in Lothian, Maryland. This quirky little find, run by friendly Claire McLean, who’s a professional dog groomer, breeder and judge, preserves more than 1,500 presidential pet artifacts and photos. I was fascinated to learn that presidents have served as veritable zookeepers,…

    Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland: Site of the Civil War's Bloodiest Day

    12/23/17 •

    When I visited Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, it was hard to imagine that the bloodiest day of the Civil War occurred on these lovely rolling green fields. But battle scars still mar the landscape where more than 23,000 soldiers died on September 17, 1862. The bloody conflict marked the end of General Robert E….

    Check Out the Pumpkin Cannon at Lawyer's Winterbrook Farm in Maryland

    3/20/21 •

    When we spotted a huge orange contraption outside a cornfield near Thurmont in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, my husband and I detoured to investigate. Doug was delighted to learn it was Lawyer’s Winterbrook Farm’s unique pumpkin cannon. A “cannonmaster” showed Doug how to load it… adjust aim for wind and elevation… and pull down hard with…

    Hemp vs. Marijuana: A CBD Debate

    10/04/20 •

    …medical marijuana programs and 11 states boast recreational programs (at last count, though that might change in November), and in all of these states, farming marijuana is permitted under certain circumstances. However, cross-state cannabis commerce is rare; for the most part, marijuana grown in Maryland is sold only in Maryland, for example. Extracting cannabinoids to…

    4 Tips to Prevent and Protect Yourself From Getting the Flu Virus

    2/19/20 •

    …done on influenza. One, in particular, was conducted by the University of Maryland stating that people who are carrying the influenza virus can contaminate the air around them just by breathing. Many researchers have determined that touching frequently used areas such as door handles and table surfaces can spread the flu virus up to sixty…

    When Drones Use Their Powers for Good

    2/07/20 •

    …to deploy drones in all its national parks–throwing a wrench into the efforts of WWF and other anti-poaching programs like that of University of Maryland researcher Tom Snitch in South Africa. Nevertheless, some economic factors can help the fight to save rare animals: both the tourism money at stake as a result of poaching (depopulated…

    National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Norwich, Ohio

    10/02/19 •

    The National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Norwich is well worth a stop if you’re in east-central Ohio. In the early 1800s, the 600-mile National Road (now U.S. Highway 40) was the granddaddy of federal highways; it stretched between Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois and was the only thoroughfare that linked the eastern United States to…

     Anthony S. Johnson on How COVID-19 is Affecting the Veterinary Industry

    7/10/20 •

    …Indiana, Illinois, and Maryland. In all his time practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Anthony S. Johnson has never seen such rapid change to the industry as during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online Assessments In order to protect staff, patients, and animal owners from the novel coronavirus, many veterinary clinics and emergency centers are limiting in-person assessments to…

    The Ultimate Romantic Beach Or Cruise Ship Wedding

    8/15/17 •

    …that your wedding is perfect. At the Princess Royale Hotel, located on the beach in Ocean City Maryland, the staff works with couples to make sure that all the bases are covered when they come for the wedding. The same is true with the staff of most major cruise lines. Attire and Fashion Most weddings…

    Countries That Legalized the Use of CBD Products

    8/19/20 •

    …are allowed for recreational and medicinal use. Such states include Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, Maine, Washington DC, and Nevada. • Blue states Blue states are the ones in which medicinal CBD and CBD oils are allowed but may require a prescription. Examples of such states include Connecticut, Arizona, Delaware, Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, New…

    Feedback from Fellow Project Managers

    6/29/17 •

    …be ready! Any suggestions? I know this isn’t probably what you expected as a comment or question, but you are obviously very successful at what you do. Can you help this very “Green” project manager out from Maryland. Thank you in advance for your advice… Next up is PM struggling with the challenge of finding…