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Former Maryland National Guard head James F. Fretterd dies at 86

Posted by jbanc@jbanc.org on November 30, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Retired Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd, who headed the
Maryland National Guard for 16 years, has died.
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By Carrie Wells

The Baltimore Sun


Lt. Gen. James F. Fretterd, who headed the Maryland National Guard for 16 years and helped increase the number of women and minorities in the officer ranks, died Satur...

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A Tale of Two Marylands - Why Most of Estonia's Sister Cities are in Maryland

Posted by jbanc@jbanc.org on November 29, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Estonia currently has three sister city partnerships and two county-state partnerships in the U.S. With the exception of Pärnu-Portsmouth, New Hampshire, all sister city partnerships are within the state of Maryland: Harju County with Maryland State, Jõgeva County with Charles County, Tallinn with Annapolis, and Tõrva and Valga with Oakland. To explain why Maryland is so prominent on our Sister Cities map we have to go back in time.

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Singing for Their Supper - World Artists make themselves at home in Annapolis

Posted by jbanc@jbanc.org on August 10, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Bay Weekly
By Robyn Bell


Made up of 30 high school students ages 15 to 19, the world-renowned Estonian Children’s Choir has performed all over Europe and will play two free concerts in Annapolis.


Betty Mcginnis dreamed big. She wanted to bring together not just her community but the whole world. That...

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