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Throwing a Maryland New Year’s Eve Party

Say goodbye, 2016. 2017 is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations – Maryland style. From crabby recipes to our favorite local brews to decor with the state flag, here is how you can throw the perfect Maryland New Year’s Eve party!

 

The Food

Appetizer: Hot Crab Dip

Is there a better way to kick off a meal than with a delicious crab dip appetizer? Didn’t think so. Follow along with Old Bay’s recipe for crab dip that’s creamy, hot, and chock-full of crabmeat.

Meal: Classic Old Bay Crab Cakes


We all know it wouldn’t be a Maryland party without some good old fashioned crab cakes, and this recipe straight off the back of the original Old Bay can is our favorite go-to.

Dessert: Smith Island Cake


Straight from Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s official dessert features 8 to 14 individually baked thin layers with cooked chocolate fudge icing. Get the recipe here.

 

The Booze

Heavy Seas Beer

4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

Stop by the Heavy Seas taproom to try some brews, and then fill a few growlers with your favorites. This season, we’re loving Winter Storm.

Great Frogs Winery

3218 Harness Creek Road, Annapolis, MD 21403

 

One of our favorite local wineries, Great Frogs offers tastings with a beautiful view all year long. This weekend, stop by on New Year’s Eve Day for live, local music and bring home a few bottles for your midnight toast.

Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail


The Black-Eyed Susan is the official drink of the Preakness and therefore the unofficial drink of the state of Maryland. While this cocktail is best enjoyed on a warm spring day while wearing an unusually large hat, we like to cheers to our Maryland pride and drink this year round.

 

The Decorations

Route One Apparel


A local favorite shop for Maryland themed clothing and accessories, Route One Apparel also has an awesome selection of home goods and decor. Pieces of art, wall decor, coozies, blankets… if you want it for your home, Route One Apparel has it!

 

Local Turkey Trots and Holiday Donation Events

Thanksgiving and the official start of the holiday season are just a few days away. This holiday season, help others in need by raising money at a local Thanksgiving Fun Run or at one of several holiday donation events throughout the next month. Happy Holidays!

Turkey Trots and Fun Runs

2016 Lights on the Bay 5K and Fun Run

November 18, 6:15pm

Location: Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

Fort Meade Turkey Trot 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

November 19, 8am

Location: Murphy Field House, Fort Meade

AACC’s Annual 5K Turkey Trot and One-Mile Jaunt

November 23, 12pm

Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold

Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K

November 24, 8:30am

Location: Around the campus of Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold

10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run

November 24, 9am

Location: Through downtown Annapolis, starting and finishing at Fleet Feet Annapolis’ original location at 318 6th Street in Eastport  

Holiday Donations

Anne Arundel County Toys for Tots

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season to be distributed as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Kick off the giving season at the annual Toys for Tots Annapolis Motorcycle Toy Parade Saturday November 19!

Anne Arundel County Holiday Sharing

Holiday Sharing matches donors to seniors and/or families in need during Thanksgiving & Christmas. Donors shop for food, clothing, and toys for the holiday and personally deliver to the household. Get more at the link above, under the Holiday Sharing tab.

Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy

GBLL delivers winter clothing every Christmas Eve to the homeless of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. There are several collection events throughout December, including December 20-23 at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market in Arnold. Stop by to donate new and gently used items, or volunteer your time at the collection site.

 

Halloween Weekend Celebrations in Glen Burnie

Halloween is right around the corner! It’s time to get your costume ready, decorate your home, and plan your spooky celebrations. This year, trick-or-treating isn’t the only thing on the calendar. Here are some great Halloween Weekend Celebrations around Glen Burnie.

ZooBOOO!

October 28 – 30,10am – 4pm

Waterfowl Lake, The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, MD

This event offers trick-or-treating, costume contests, fun carnival games, crafts, live entertainment, yummy food and more.

Annual Halloween Party

October 28, 7pm

VFW Post 160, Glen Burnie, MD

This annual party hosted by VFW Post 160 features finger foods, beer, soda, water, costume contest, door prizes and of course an awesome DJ!

“Haunted Forest” to Benefit Arundel Volunteer Fire Department

October 28-29, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Gambrills, MD

After you walk the quarter mile trail through the haunted forest, enjoy a pavilion area with face-painting, arts and crafts, games and other Halloween-related activities geared toward younger guests.

2016 Howlin’ Hustle 5K Walk/Run

October 29, 7:30am

Calvary United Methodist Church, Annapolis, MD

This 5K is presented by the Annapolis Police Department in support of Special Olympics Maryland. It’s course goes through beautiful Annapolis and it will be a spooktacular good time!

KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot

October 29, 8am

Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

This Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care is being put on by KidsPeace, The Baltimore Orioles, OriolesREACH, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his wife Angela. The race will start and end at Camden Yards, with a pre and post race party.

Fall Festival and Flea Market

October 29, 9am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Edgewater, MD

Find one-of-a-kind flea market treasures, silent auction, vendors, baked goods, a 50-50 raffle, refreshments and more!

Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat

October 29, 10am

Mayo United Methodist Church, Edgewater, MD

This Fall Festival will have a train display, face painting, pumpkin painting, games and food! Trunk-or-treat starts at 2pm.

The Ellicott City Flood Relief Trot-Or-Treat 5k

October 30, 8:30am

Cedar Lane Park, Columbia, MD

These Trot-or-Treat 5K will benefit Ellicott City Flood Relief, and feature family-friendly fun like trick or treating, apples, baked goods and more. Costumes are encouraged!

Annapolis Halloween Walk

October 30, 12-2pm

City Dock- Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis, MD

Along this one mile fun walk, local businesses will offer trick-or-treat spots and prizes, followed by a celebration at the park with face painting, pumpkin painting and live music.

 

Kicking off Fall in Glen Burnie

It’s officially fall in Glen Burnie! Kick off the season and enjoy the cooler weather with one of these fun outdoor activities. 

 

Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches


Knightongale Farm in Harwood, MD

This 90-acre farm is open weekends in October and features fun activities for the whole family like a corn maze, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, pony rides and much more!

Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville

Open weekends September 24th thru October 30th, this annual fall festival features a pumpkin express, hay rides, corn maze, a new jumping pillow and more, including live music every weekend.



Greenstreet Gardens in Lothian

Open weekends through October 30, this fall festival has pumpkins, hayrides, a 6-acre corn maze, cow train, hair painting, face painting,shortie maze and more!

 

Other Outdoor Festivals

 

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Open Saturdays and Sundays through October 23, the 25-acre English village has craft and specialty shops, food and beverage emporiums, games, attractions, jousting and more.



Das Best Oktoberfest

October 8 outside of M&T Bank Stadium, celebrate Oktoberfest with over 150 international, domestic and local beers, domestic wines and schnapps, Baltimore Beer Week Opening Tap Celebration, Oompah bands and live music, and of course great German food.

Baltimore Craft Beer Festival

Held in Canton Waterfront Park on October 22, this craft beer festival features the largest selection of MD craft breweries in the state, a homebrew competition, live Baltimore bands, local food trucks, trivia, corn hole and more!

 

Sports

Baltimore Orioles

The season is almost over, and their final series at home is this weekend against the Diamondbacks. It’s also Fan Appreciation Weekend with great giveaways all weekend!

Friday, September 23: All fans receive a Hyun Soo Kim T-shirt, post-game fireworks

Saturday, September 24: Orioles Hooded Sweatshirt for the first 25,000 fans (15 and over)

Sunday, September 25: Maryland Flag Orioles Cap for all fans, Kids run the bases after the game

 

Baltimore Ravens

Upcoming home games include October 2 vs the Los Angeles Raiders and October 9 is the much anticipated “Battle of the Beltway” vs the Washington Redskins!

 

Washington Redskins

‘Skins fans – your upcoming home games include October 2 vs the Cleveland Browns and a big division game October 16 vs the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tanyard Cove: Waterfront Living meets City Convenience

When you’re looking for a new home, it can be hard to find it all: a convenient and easy commute; proximity to nearby city attractions; seclusion and privacy; amenities; even a waterfront community? Look no further than Tanyard Cove in Glen Burnie. It’s all here.

City Proximity

Your new home in Glen Burnie, MD, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington D.C. places you in close proximity to all that these cities have to offer. Tanyard Cove is just 15 miles from Downtown Baltimore and plenty of entertainment like M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, Royal Farms Arena, and the Inner Harbor.  It’s also only 40 miles from Washington D.C. and Nationals Park, FedExField, and the Verizon Center. You can reach New York City in just three hours!

Located just 25 minutes from Fort Meade and 20 minutes from BWI, Glen Burnie is a commuter’s dream.

Community Amenities and Waterfront Living

Tanyard Cove has all of the amenities you’re looking for in a new community including a clubhouse, 24 hour fitness center, pool, picnic areas, pavilion, fire pit, playground, dog park and grilling area. The clubhouse can be rented by residents of the community starting at $200 for 4 hours of use. Explore the community and go bird watching on our miles of natural walking trails.

Located on Marley Creek and providing easy access to all that the Chesapeake Bay has to offer, Tanyard Cove features a waterfront park and pier with water access. Rent a kayak on site at any of the sales offices for the remainder of the season to explore all that the local waterways have to offer.

 

Best Pokémon Go Spots in Glen Burnie

Pokemon at Tanyard Cove in Glen Burnie MD

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard of Pokémon Go. In just over a week, the app has more daily users than Twitter, and people are spending more time in the Pokémon Go app than in Facebook. We rounded up some of the Pokemon spots in Glen Burnie near Tanyard Cove. So go Catch ‘Em All!


Gyms

Ann’s Dari-Creme

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Wish Fountain inside Marley Station

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Saturn on the Planet Walk

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Jupiter on the Planet Walk

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Venus on the Planet Walk

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The Sun Sculpture

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The Grass Cow at Chick-fil-A on Ritchie Highway

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The Cowboy Boot at Carol’s Western Wear

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Twin Glen Park

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Glen Burnie Town Center

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Other Gyms

  • Recreation Acres
  • First Community Baptist Church of Glen Burnie
  • Curtis Creek Furnace Historical Marker
  • World War II Historical Marker

PokéStops

Metalwork Sculpture inside Marley Station

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The Play Place inside Marley Station

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North County Area Public Library

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Man Cave Sports Memorabilia on Ritchie Highway

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Mattress Warehouse on Ritchie Highway

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MVA on Ritchie Highway

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Squabbles Trading Cards on Ritchie Highway

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Red Ball Statue at Target on Ritchie Highway

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Mikie’s Diner on Crain Highway

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Red Tractor at Auto Body Plus on Crain Highway

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Uranus on the Planet Walk

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Other PokéStops

  • American Legion Post 40 on 5th Ave
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Glen Burnie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Glen Haven Entrance
  • Henry L. Hein Public Service Building

 

Top Summer Events near Tanyard Cove

It’s summertime in Tanyard Cove! There are plenty of fun events to attend, like our own Doggie Dash, festivals in Annapolis and of course, The Big Glen Burnie Carnival! Here are our top summer events near Tanyard Cove.

Independence Day Fireworks

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What: Annual Independence Day fireworks display from the Glen Burnie Improvement Association

When: July 3 around 9pm or whenever it gets dark (Rain date is July 5)

Where: Sawmill Creek Park. Parking is available at Monsignor Slade and the Cromwell Light Rail parking lot; handicapped parking only is available at Sawmill Creek Park.

 

Nextival

What: Maryland’s Largest Food Truck Music Festival, complete with three music stages, 30+ food truck vendors, inflatable entertainment and a cornhole tournament. More info.

When: July 9 at 11am. (This was originally supposed to be held in May, but got moved because of rain. So if you thought you missed out, you didn’t!)

Where: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville

 

Tanyard Cove and Terrapin Adventure’s Doggie Dash

What: A day of tail wagging fun from Tanyard Cove and Terrapin Adventures. Two and four legged friends will enjoy:

* 1.5 mile fun-run through the wooded paths of Tanyard Cove

* Best in Show Doggie Costume Parade

* Fetch along the Tanyard Cove Waterfront Park

* Doggie Photo Portraits by Felicia Evans Photography

* Swag, treats, pet care info and prizes

* Food and Drink from Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

No dog? No problem! Come enjoy the fun anyway. More info.

When: July 10 at 10am

Where: Tanyard Cove

 

Annapolis Irish Festival

What: Celebrate everything Irish with traditional Celtic music and Irish rock bands, workshops, exhibits, Irish beef stew and other Irish favorite foods. Little Leprechaun Land is free on Saturday with pony rides, face painting and more. More info.

When: July 15 at 4pm and July 16 at 11am

Where: Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville

 

The Big Glen Burnie Carnival

What: Enjoy delicious food, plenty of games and rides of all intensities. Purchase a Ride All Night Wristband Monday-Thursday for just $20!

When: The Carnival always begins on the last Friday night in July and lasts for eight nights (closed on Sunday). This year the carnival is open from July 29-August 6, from 6:30-11pm on weekends and 6:30-10:30pm on weekdays.

Where: In downtown Glen Burnie, on the grounds of the Glen Burnie Improvement Association building. Free parking is available in the Anne Arundel County Parking Garage, adjacent to the carnival grounds.

 

71st annual Annapolis Crab Feast

What:  All-you-can-eat and drink crab feast, including large, male crabs plus Maryland vegetable crab soup, sweet Maryland corn on the cob, beef barbeque sandwiches, all-American hot dogs, watermelon, draft beer, and assorted sodas and water. More info.

When: August 5 at 5pm, rain or shine!

Where:  Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis

What Waterfront Living in Glen Burnie, MD Means

Located on Marley Creek in Glen Burnie, Tanyard Cove offers the best affordable waterfront living in Anne Arundel County. But what exactly does waterfront living mean? Kayaking, paddle boarding, waterfront parks, trails and more!

Kayaking

Kayaking is great way to explore the water and nature around Tanyard Cove. Kayaks, life vests and paddles are available for residents to use free of charge seven days a week, in Tanyard Cove only. Sales reps in M/I Homes’ and Richmond American Homes’ models should be contacted to reserve kayaks.

Paddle Boarding

If you’re looking to explore the waterways with a little bit of a challenge and a workout, try stand up paddle boarding. Stand Up Paddle Annapolis is a great resource for rentals and lessons for the beginners!

Waterfront Trails and Park

We have miles of nature trails, many of which are along the cove with beautiful waterfront views, perfect for walking or biking. Is there a more beautiful way to get exercise and fresh air? Bikes and helmets will be available soon for residents to use free of charge seven days a week, in the Tanyard Cove North community only.

The waterfront park by the marina has a pavilion and fire pit – the perfect location for your next crab feast or family get together.

Boating

Marley Creek offers easy access to the Chesapeake Bay, putting beach days, boating, fishing, and water sports within easy reach. Have a boat of your own? Resident boat slips at the marina are coming soon. Stay tuned!

Adventure Club

Something unique to our Tanyard Cove community is our Adventure Club. The Adventure Club promotes naturally inspired waterfront living, an active lifestyle and community involvement. Our Adventure Club offers free events throughout the year and is open to everyone.

The next Adventure Club event is on June 5th and is a Bike Clinic and Trail Ride.  Our instructors will go over the basic’s of bike maintenance and general bike repairs followed by a bike ride through the lovely wooded trails of Tanyard Cove.

You don’t have to be a resident to participate, so register today!

 

We hope that you’re able to take advantage of all that Tanyard Cove has to offer! For all of your waterfront lifestyle supplies, visit West Marine in Glen Burnie.

 

Best Garden Centers near Tanyard Cove

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get your garden in order! Flowers, trees, tools, lighting… these garden centers have it all! These are our top 5 garden centers near Tanyard Cove.

Evergreen Gene’s

401 Crain Highway S., Glen Burnie

The garden center has a large selection of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials, mulch, fertilizer, lime, grass seed, and products for outdoor ponds, water gardens, and water features. They also offer landscaping and hardscaping services to Glen Burnie and surrounding areas.

 

A.A. Co. Farm, Lawn & Garden

155 8th Ave NW, Glen Burnie

This store has it all, including a nursery fully stocked with everything from annuals to perennials and fruit trees to ornamentals; custom blended grass seeds, specifically designed for our sandy soils; feed for wild or domesticated animals; and fuel such as propane, coal, firewood and wood pellets. They also offer free lawn and garden care seminars. Two are coming up on April 27 and May 11!

 

Vince’s Farm and Nursery

301 Marben Rd, Linthicum Heights

Vince’s offers fresh delicious produce, a variety of trees, bushes, plants, and flowers, and a landscaping team to make sure your house is the most colorful and beautiful house on the street. Any bush, plant or tree you order can be delivered to your home and planted for you! 

 

Homestead Gardens

743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville / 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park

Homestead Gardens is the biggest garden center in the area, with a huge selection of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, landscaping design and build service, outdoor lighting, garden accessories, casual furniture and more. They were named the The Capital Readers Choice 2016 Winner for Best Garden Center (third year in a row!).

 

Meadows Farms

478 Jumpers Hole Rd, Severna Park

This garden center offers everything you need to plant and care for your garden, including a full selection of shade and flowering trees, Japanese maples, shrubs, groundcovers, and perennial and annual flowers, as well as garden tools, topsoils and planting mixes, mulches, fertilizers, and pesticides. Starting a landscape project soon? Stop by Thursdays through Sundays in the spring for free Landscape Planning with Landscape Designers on staff.

Adventure Club: Kayaking 101

Spring is here, and we couldn’t be happier! As a waterfront community full of outdoor amenities such as walking trails, playgrounds, a waterfront park and marina, we’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for the warm weather to return. To celebrate, the Tanyard Cove Adventure Club will go on its first adventure of the spring in just a few days. On April 10 join us for a Kayak Nature Tour of the waters surrounding our beautiful community. But before you go, brush up on some kayaking basics here with a quick Kayaking 101.

History

The first kayaks were created thousands of years ago by Arctic inhabitants now known as the Intuits, inhabiting Greenland, the northeastern point of Russia, Alaska, and the uppermost regions of Canada, and were used to hunt on inland lakes, rivers and coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic, Bering Sea and North Pacific oceans. The word “kayak” actually means “hunters’ boat.” Kayaks are believed to be at least 4,000 years old!

Today’s Kayaks

Unlike the kayaks of thousands of years ago, which were made from either driftwood or by stretching animal skins over frames made of whalebone, today’s kayaks are mostly made of plastic and continue to become lighter and more versatile. Kayaks can seat one, two or three people and average 14’ to 17’ ‘in length.

How to paddle

If you’ve watched someone kayak, it looks like paddling comes from the arms; but, the power really comes from your torso. Using the muscles of your entire core not only provides more power, but also protects your arms and shoulders from getting too tired.

To paddle, twist your torso to the left, which will bring your right arm forward. Place the right side of your paddle in the water near your toes, and then straighten your torso to bring the paddle back towards your body. After the stroke, move the blade out of the water to the back and away from the kayak, and then get ready to rotate your torso the opposite way to paddle with the left side. For a great animation on paddling techniques, go here.

How to dress

When kayaking, is it important to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. This time of year, the water is still cold so it’s best to wear several layers of quick-dry clothing, as well as a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Be prepared to get wet up to your knees. Water shoes are recommended!

Adventure Club Kayak Nature Tours

On Sunday, April 10, come enjoy the quiet waters of Tanyard Cove on a Kayak Nature Tour. After a quick lesson on kayaking basics (beginners welcome!), we will embark on a trip that explores the many interesting features of the waters of Tanyard Cove and Marley Creek. We provide the kayaks, life jackets, snacks and water. During the tour, our naturalist will explain all of the plants and wildlife you will see.

This event is appropriate for ages 10 and up. And remember, you do not have to be a resident of Tanyard Cove to participate in Adventure Club events. The morning session is full, but there are still spots in the afternoon session so sign up today!