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Sagamore Spirit distillery in Port Covington to open in April

The distillery for Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Spirit whiskey company will open to the public in Port Covington on April 21, the company announced Wednesday.  During the weekend of April 21-23, free tours of the distillery, including tastings, will be given from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a Sagamore...

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America, did you miss the travel industry's memo declaring Cuba the hottest new destination? Apparently. Service to the long-time U.S. foe began in September, but after just five months the largest carrier to the island, American Airlines, cut daily flights by 25 percent and switched to smaller...

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    Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

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