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Cool breeze is star of Crisfield's Tawes crab festival

Cool breeze is star of Crisfield's Tawes crab festival

The governor of Maryland didn't attend this year. Nor did the two leading candidates for U.S. Senate. But there was a special guest at the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake on Wednesday – a cooling breeze off the Chesapeake Bay. An estimated 4,000 gathered in unusual low-80s comfort for the annual charity fundraiser, known as much for its usually blazing July temperatures as the politicians it has attracted since 1977. "What an event! What an event! And it's not even an election year," said George S. Owings III, a onetime Democratic delegate who now serves as veteran affairs secretary in Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's Cabinet. Owings, greeting friends...

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