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By LINDSAY POWERS and NICOLE DAO Capital News Service Friday, November 12, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - Elementary, middle and high school students are enjoying the company of diamondback terrapins in their classrooms as part of the Terrapin Connection program run by the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville.

However, the interaction goes beyond just cleaning and feeding a classroom pet.


By NICOLE DAO Capital News Service Friday, November 5, 2010

DEAL ISLAND - J.R. Gross, a veteran waterman, will drive two hours from his home on Monday to his boat in St. Jerome Creek to begin harvesting oysters off the shores of Southern Maryland.


By NICOLE DAO Capital News Service Friday, October 15, 2010

ANNAPOLIS - As a restoration scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Rob Schnabel shuttles around Western Maryland in his hybrid car persuading farmers to switch to grazing -- which is healthier, eco-friendly and more profitable than confinement farming, where cows are kept in stalls and injected with antibiotics.


By NICOLE DAO Capital News Service Tuesday, September 14, 2010

EDGEWOOD - School lunch is getting a healthy and fresh makeover this week as part of the third annual Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week at Edgewood Elementary School in Harford County.

State Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance joined local farmers and school officials at Edgewood Friday to spread awareness about healthy eating habits and supporting Maryland farmers.