PERRYVILLE — With several breweries, wineries and other vendors represented at Saturday’s Tap Into The Tavern event, community members had the chance to sample and learn more about the local businesses gathered at the historic Rodgers Tavern.

NORTH EAST — It will be all claws on deck Saturday, Sept. 14, as the Crab Crawl returns for its sixth year of raising money for the Friends Foundation of the Cecil County Public Library.

CHESAPEAKE CITY — Vehicle enthusiasts can expect to see cars of all ages, makes, model at the Chesapeake City Lions Club Car Show on Saturday, according to Bob Kidner, chairman of the event.

Its summer and we are well into the heart of growing season in Maryland. This is a great time to enjoy foods grown locally. Buying local food has many advantages. It helps support independent family farms in our community and strengthen our local economy. Farming is a family business that is…

EARLEVILLE — In honor of the largest water lily in North America, Mount Harmon’s Lotus Blossom Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10, will feature the event’s eponymous flower, an array of artisans and craft vendors, colonial living history, bluegrass music and much more.

OXFORD, Pa. — For worldly art and music selections, one need not travel much further than 5 miles over the Maryland-Pennsylvania line to the second annual Oxford Connective Art & Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.

ELKTON — J.P. Henry likes photographing patterns, like rows of school buses parked on a lot or boats at a marina. He also likes capturing trees, clouds, water, animals, the intersecting lines of bridge structures — and sometimes even people, according to his mother, Jane Ward.

CECIL COUNTY — By the light of fireworks bursting in the sky above the Northeast River, community members will gather to remember the sacrifices of the nation’s veterans during the annual Salute to Cecil County Veterans ceremony and fireworks show Wednesday, July 3.

HAVRE DE GRACE — With rainbow flags flying and other LGBT-related decorations positioned proudly, community members will hold the first ever Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in Concord Lighthouse Park.

BALTIMORE (AP) — To Marylanders, Old Bay is more than a seasoning: It’s a symbol of state pride. The yellow and blue tin with a red lid is tattooed on calves or placed in window sills along with a crab and decorative mallets. A T-shirt proclaims: “I put Old Bay on my Old Bay.”

RISING SUN — That popular street festival chock full of entertainment, food, vendors, activities and freebies returns to the center of town Saturday, June 1.

ELKTON — For a change of scenery from the interiors of Main Street’s many eating establishments, the outdoor downtown area will be transformed into its own dining venue for one night only as patrons enjoy food, drinks and musical performances under the night sky.

PERRYVILLE — Pets for Patriots and Wounded Warrior Project will be the among the beneficiaries of a fundraiser to be held Saturday hosted by the Chesapeake Feline Association.

PERRYVILLE — Whether you’re chowing down on a bowl of New England clam chowder or sopping up some New Orleans gumbo with a piece of cornbread, culture and history are brewed and baked into the foods people hold dear, according to author Ed Okonowicz.

Your colon or large intestine is home to about four pounds of bacteria that enter your system from food and the environment, many of which are “good” bacteria and yeasts that are vital to your health. Scientific evidence suggests that probiotics, meaning “for life,” can help improve digestio…