LOCAL NEWS

Fourth of July festivities kick off with First Sunday Arts Festival

Fourth of July festivities kick off with First Sunday Arts Festival

The perfect place to start celebrating America’s birthday is to spend the afternoon of July 2nd at the First Sunday Arts festival in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. This festivals gives you the opportunity to shop and buy American made from local and regional artisans, listen to great local band and eat at the food trucks and […]

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Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

Chesapeake Bay Safe Swimming Update Update for week of June 23, 2017 The following Chesapeake beaches in Annapolis and surrounding areas have tested high for fecal material but remain open this weekend. Swimmers may want to take appropriate precautions. Please see full article below for additional safety recommendations.  Data gathered from Anne Arundel County Health Department’s weekly […]

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AAMC Foundations honors new Annapolitans with room dedication

AAMC Foundations honors new Annapolitans with room dedication

The Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation is pleased to announce the dedication of AAMC’s Domestic Violence Forensic Exam Room, located in the medical center’s Emergency Department, in honor of New Annapolitans, an all-volunteer club of 700 members and sponsors of the greater Annapolis area. Since 2005, the New Annapolitans club has supported AAMC’s Abuse […]

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Local grad receives $1000 from Blades of Green Scholarship

Local grad receives $1000 from Blades of Green Scholarship

The Blades of Green Scholarship Committee has selected local student Carly Anello to receive the 2017 award. Anello plans to attend Coastal Carolina University, where she will study Marine Science. The scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence and the pursuit and passion of further study in environmental education, and this year Blades of Green […]

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CRIME

Man jumps out of moving car at Westfield Annapolis Mall

Man jumps out of moving car at Westfield Annapolis Mall

On June 23, 2017 at approximately 11:12 p.m., officers responded for an injured person in the 100 block of Jennifer Road near West Street in Annapolis. Investigation showed that a Subaru Forester station wagon, operated by Ryan Craig (21) of Sykesville, turned left from Westfield Annapolis Mall to eastbound Jennifer Road. For an unknown reason […]

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Human remains of young female discovered in wooded area of Glen Burnie

Human remains of young female discovered in wooded area of Glen Burnie

On June 14, 2017 at approximately 6:43 p.m., officers responded to a wooded area along East Ordnance Road near East Avenue for a report of a possible body being discovered. Upon arrival, officers located human skeletal remains and contacted the Criminal Investigation Divisions Homicide Unit to respond.  Homicide Detectives and a Forensic Investigator from the […]

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Man sentenced to 28 years in prison for attempted murder of brother

Man sentenced to 28 years in prison for attempted murder of brother

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that James William Tayman, 49, of Glen Burnie was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford, II to 28 years in prison with 5 years of supervised probation upon release for Attempted Second Degree Murder. “I would like to thank the responding officers for their […]

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Franchot shuts down Upper Marlboro tax preparer

Franchot shuts down Upper Marlboro tax preparer

In his ongoing effort to combat tax fraud and identity theft, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that, effective immediately, he has suspended processing electronic and paper tax returns from Yawn Tax and Tech Services LLC, 605 Halifax Place in Upper Marlboro. “We continue to be vigilant and resolute in our commitment to protect Marylanders’ financial […]

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EVENTS

Fourth of July festivities kick off with First Sunday Arts Festival

Fourth of July festivities kick off with First Sunday Arts Festival

The perfect place to start celebrating America’s birthday is to spend the afternoon of July 2nd at the First Sunday Arts festival in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. This festivals gives you the opportunity to shop and buy American made from local and regional artisans, listen to great local band and eat at the food trucks and […]

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Documentary about Ed Sullivan and the Civil Rights Movement will screen at March on Washington Film Festival

Documentary about Ed Sullivan and the Civil Rights Movement will screen at March on Washington Film Festival

Sullivision: Ed Sullivan and the Struggle for Civil Rights Teaser Revealed at March on Washington Film Festival The trailer of the documentary, Sullivision: Ed Sullivan and the Struggle for Civil Rights, which is now in production, and a panel discussion about the story of Ed Sullivan and his contribution to the civil rights movement will […]

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Groups plan to rally on Sunday to ask City, County to declare “State of Emergency on Race Relations”

Groups plan to rally on Sunday to ask City, County to declare “State of Emergency on Race Relations”

The Reverend Stephen Tillett, president of the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP)  announced today a consortium of organizations are sponsoring a rally at the Alex Haley-Kunta Kinte Memorial on the Annapolis City Dock on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:30 p.m. to support Anne Arundel County Councilman […]

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Hometown Hero & Military Appreciation Night at Bayhawks scheduled for July 2nd

Hometown Hero & Military Appreciation Night at Bayhawks scheduled for July 2nd

The Chesapeake Bayhawks will again host their patriotic celebration in conjunction with the home game on Sunday, July 2nd featuring Hometown Hero and Military Appreciation Night when they faceoff against the Rochester Rattlers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 6:00pm. “It’s our honor to appropriately recognize those serving our community through service and commitment above […]

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AREA BUSINESSES

AAMC Foundations honors new Annapolitans with room dedication

AAMC Foundations honors new Annapolitans with room dedication

The Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation is pleased to announce the dedication of AAMC’s Domestic Violence Forensic Exam Room, located in the medical center’s Emergency Department, in honor of New Annapolitans, an all-volunteer club of 700 members and sponsors of the greater Annapolis area. Since 2005, the New Annapolitans club has supported AAMC’s Abuse […]

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Crosby wins two Telly Awards for television commercials

Crosby wins two Telly Awards for television commercials

Crosby Marketing Communications has won two 2017 Telly Awards. The national competition, which receives 13,000 entries annually, honors the finest work in TV commercials, videos and multimedia productions. Crosby received Tellys for these client programs: A 60-second TV spot for Saint Agnes Healthcare that encourages severely overweight individuals to combat obesity through bariatric surgery. The emotional […]

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Lyft and Uber get green light at BWI

Lyft and Uber get green light at BWI

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved contracts to authorize Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to provide ground transportation services at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  The contracts authorize two TNCs, Lyft and Uber, to pick-up and drop-off customers at BWI Marshall. “Travelers have embraced easy-to-use, reliable, and affordable TNC services,” said Ricky Smith, Chief […]

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Crosby taps Lacey Sladky as Integration Director

Crosby taps Lacey Sladky as Integration Director

] Lacey Sladky has joined Crosby Marketing Communications as an Integration Director. She will help lead the company’s growing work with organizations that serve the military and veteran community, including Military OneSource, the Department of Defense’s flagship digital services platform that supports service members and their families across the globe. Sladky has 19 years of […]

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PODCAST

PODCAST: Eastport Landing, a controversial project in the heart of Eastport

PODCAST: Eastport Landing, a controversial project in the heart of Eastport

The Eastportaricans are all fired up. Someone has proposed building 127 apartments adjacent and attached to the Eastport Shopping Center and they are up in arms. The end of the shopping center under consideration is largely vacant and the developers, Solstice Partners, are looking to include (in addition to the 127 apartments) a marketplace, some […]

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PODCAST: Chesapeake Bay Trust, what they are doing to help the Bay

PODCAST: Chesapeake Bay Trust, what they are doing to help the Bay

Dr. Jana Davis has been with the Chesapeake Bay Trust for more than a decade and now she is leading the effort to help the Bay.  The Maryland Crabs sat down with Dr. Davis to talk about the health of the Bay (it’s getting better), how you can help the Bay and look good while […]

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PODCAST: The Annapolis Film Festival, how it got here, where it is going

PODCAST: The Annapolis Film Festival, how it got here, where it is going

The Maryland Crabs recently sat down with Lee Anderson and Patti White. You may not know their names, but you certainly know their efforts. These two had a vision to turn the arts scene in Annapolis on its head and bring a full-fledged film festival to our semi-sleepy town on the Bay. Now in it’s […]

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PODCAST: Annapolis Mayor Pantelides discusses the firing of Police Chief Pristoop

PODCAST: Annapolis Mayor Pantelides discusses the firing of Police Chief Pristoop

Last week, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides fired long-time Chief of Police, Michael Pristoop. In his first interview since firing the Chief, Mayor Pantelides sits down with The Maryland Crabs  Podcast to talk  the need for the firing and the Mayor’s vision for a replacement–who he thinks will be in place in the next 75 days! […]

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COLUMNS & OPINIONS

EDITORIAL:  Will Annapolis kick the budget can down the road again?

EDITORIAL: Will Annapolis kick the budget can down the road again?

Every year, the Annapolis City Council has to agree on a budget by July 1.  Every four years they try to massage the numbers to look as favorable as they can–after all there are elections to be won.  But what happens when you run out of massage oil? This year, the Council may very well […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 7

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 7

U.S. Naval Academy Commissioning Week is upon us again, May 19-26, 2017. It’s something Annapolitans enjoy for the festivities, such as the Blue Angels flyover, and something locals dislike, the increase in traffic. But as a youngster in Annapolis, “June week,” as it was called in my 1930’s to 1950’s youth, was an exciting time. […]

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OPINION: Hey Annapolis…Congratulations on keeping your head in the sand

OPINION: Hey Annapolis…Congratulations on keeping your head in the sand

EDIT:  Since publishing, I learned that Tsunami falls just outside of the legal boundaries for the Arts & Entertainment District and have made the correction. I also received a copy of the decision from Judge McKenna (PDF/DropBox link).  In it, he states that the City Code allowing the HPC discretion for “other factors” as they “deem pertinent” […]

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Letter to the Editor: Hospice speaks out on National Volunteer Week

Letter to the Editor: Hospice speaks out on National Volunteer Week

Recently, parents of a pediatric patient hoped to make plans for a much needed weekend away and asked if we could provide respite care for their child. Our Volunteer Department sent out a call and within a matter of hours 13 people signed up to take shifts so that the child would never be alone […]

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Fourth of July festivities kick off with First Sunday Arts Festival

Fourth of July festivities kick off with First Sunday Arts Festival

| June 24, 2017

The perfect place to start celebrating America’s birthday is to spend the afternoon of July 2nd at the First Sunday Arts festival in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. This festivals gives you the opportunity to shop and buy American made from local and regional artisans, listen to great local band and eat at the food trucks and […]

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Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

Bay Swimming This Week: Latest Bacteria Report

| June 24, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Safe Swimming Update Update for week of June 23, 2017 The following Chesapeake beaches in Annapolis and surrounding areas have tested high for fecal material but remain open this weekend. Swimmers may want to take appropriate precautions. Please see full article below for additional safety recommendations.  Data gathered from Anne Arundel County Health Department’s weekly […]

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AAMC Foundations honors new Annapolitans with room dedication

AAMC Foundations honors new Annapolitans with room dedication

| June 24, 2017

The Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Foundation is pleased to announce the dedication of AAMC’s Domestic Violence Forensic Exam Room, located in the medical center’s Emergency Department, in honor of New Annapolitans, an all-volunteer club of 700 members and sponsors of the greater Annapolis area. Since 2005, the New Annapolitans club has supported AAMC’s Abuse […]

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Local grad receives $1000 from Blades of Green Scholarship

Local grad receives $1000 from Blades of Green Scholarship

| June 24, 2017

The Blades of Green Scholarship Committee has selected local student Carly Anello to receive the 2017 award. Anello plans to attend Coastal Carolina University, where she will study Marine Science. The scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence and the pursuit and passion of further study in environmental education, and this year Blades of Green […]

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Chesapeake Children’s Museum receives $10K Grant from NEA

Chesapeake Children’s Museum receives $10K Grant from NEA

| June 24, 2017

Earlier this month the National Endowment for the Arts announced seventy-five nonprofit organizations will receive grants totaling more than $1 million to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2017 and June 2018. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding […]

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Man jumps out of moving car at Westfield Annapolis Mall

Man jumps out of moving car at Westfield Annapolis Mall

| June 24, 2017

On June 23, 2017 at approximately 11:12 p.m., officers responded for an injured person in the 100 block of Jennifer Road near West Street in Annapolis. Investigation showed that a Subaru Forester station wagon, operated by Ryan Craig (21) of Sykesville, turned left from Westfield Annapolis Mall to eastbound Jennifer Road. For an unknown reason […]

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Human remains of young female discovered in wooded area of Glen Burnie

Human remains of young female discovered in wooded area of Glen Burnie

| June 23, 2017

On June 14, 2017 at approximately 6:43 p.m., officers responded to a wooded area along East Ordnance Road near East Avenue for a report of a possible body being discovered. Upon arrival, officers located human skeletal remains and contacted the Criminal Investigation Divisions Homicide Unit to respond.  Homicide Detectives and a Forensic Investigator from the […]

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Maryland’s Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services tapped to lead drug program

Maryland’s Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services tapped to lead drug program

| June 23, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer was selected as vice-chairman of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). This federal program, administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, is designed to provide resources for federal, state, and local […]

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Man sentenced to 28 years in prison for attempted murder of brother

Man sentenced to 28 years in prison for attempted murder of brother

| June 23, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that James William Tayman, 49, of Glen Burnie was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford, II to 28 years in prison with 5 years of supervised probation upon release for Attempted Second Degree Murder. “I would like to thank the responding officers for their […]

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Fireworks safety encouraged

Fireworks safety encouraged

| June 23, 2017

Mayor Michael Pantelides and Fire Chief David Stokes remind residents that fireworks can be very dangerous, so leave it up to the professionals and join us in Annapolis for our July 4th festivities. While the celebration is traditionally known for beautiful fireworks, bright colors, and loud pops in the sky, Mayor Pantelides says leave it […]

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Documentary about Ed Sullivan and the Civil Rights Movement will screen at March on Washington Film Festival

Documentary about Ed Sullivan and the Civil Rights Movement will screen at March on Washington Film Festival

| June 23, 2017

Sullivision: Ed Sullivan and the Struggle for Civil Rights Teaser Revealed at March on Washington Film Festival The trailer of the documentary, Sullivision: Ed Sullivan and the Struggle for Civil Rights, which is now in production, and a panel discussion about the story of Ed Sullivan and his contribution to the civil rights movement will […]

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Groups plan to rally on Sunday to ask City, County to declare “State of Emergency on Race Relations”

Groups plan to rally on Sunday to ask City, County to declare “State of Emergency on Race Relations”

| June 23, 2017

The Reverend Stephen Tillett, president of the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP)  announced today a consortium of organizations are sponsoring a rally at the Alex Haley-Kunta Kinte Memorial on the Annapolis City Dock on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2:30 p.m. to support Anne Arundel County Councilman […]

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Hometown Hero & Military Appreciation Night at Bayhawks scheduled for July 2nd

Hometown Hero & Military Appreciation Night at Bayhawks scheduled for July 2nd

| June 22, 2017

The Chesapeake Bayhawks will again host their patriotic celebration in conjunction with the home game on Sunday, July 2nd featuring Hometown Hero and Military Appreciation Night when they faceoff against the Rochester Rattlers at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 6:00pm. “It’s our honor to appropriately recognize those serving our community through service and commitment above […]

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Basile to headline Rams Head On Stage on July 1

Basile to headline Rams Head On Stage on July 1

| June 22, 2017

BASILE will be performing Saturday July 1st at the Rams Head On Stage for the “Laughs & Drafts” Comedy Series in Annapolis, MD. The Emmy nominated, bilingual comedian will bring his lunacy to the area with his own brand of humor in his “Dysfunctionally Yours” World Tour. The voice of Universal Studios Bullwinkle J. Moose and […]

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Hogan announces Chesapeake Bay water quality improvement initiatives

Hogan announces Chesapeake Bay water quality improvement initiatives

| June 22, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan  has announced that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has awarded funding to 18 recipients through the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund to improve the health of Maryland’s waterways. The Trust Fund directs critical grant funding to the most cost-effective and efficient water quality improvement projects in the state that […]

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Franchot shuts down Upper Marlboro tax preparer

Franchot shuts down Upper Marlboro tax preparer

| June 22, 2017

In his ongoing effort to combat tax fraud and identity theft, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that, effective immediately, he has suspended processing electronic and paper tax returns from Yawn Tax and Tech Services LLC, 605 Halifax Place in Upper Marlboro. “We continue to be vigilant and resolute in our commitment to protect Marylanders’ financial […]

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17 kick-ass women honored at the Annual TWIN Awards Ceremony

17 kick-ass women honored at the Annual TWIN Awards Ceremony

| June 22, 2017

The 2017 TWIN Awards Ceremony was held on June 1st at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. The YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is very proud to welcome the TWIN class of 2017 to a group of over 900 extraordinary and accomplished women. 250 guests were in attendance to celebrate the achievements and contributions of […]

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Baysox rally leads to improbable win

Baysox rally leads to improbable win

| June 21, 2017

As the Baysox looked in trouble trailing 6-3 in the eighth inning in Binghamton, it was hard to see what was about to hit beyond the horizon. The Baysox tied a season-high with seven runs in the eighth inning, turning a three-run deficit into a four-run advantage in a dramatic 13-7 win in Binghamton Wednesday […]

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Schuh includes General Development funds in supplemental budget

Schuh includes General Development funds in supplemental budget

| June 21, 2017

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh announced  his proposed 2017 supplemental budget plan will include funding to accelerate the General Development Plan in response to community concerns across the County. “We believe this funding will address the community’s concerns regarding a roadmap for our County’s future,” said Schuh.  “We need to ensure we plan effectively […]

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Governor Hogan elected chair of Chesapeake Executive Council

Governor Hogan elected chair of Chesapeake Executive Council

| June 21, 2017

Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan  hosted the 2017 annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program, where he was elected to serve as the council’s new chair, succeeding Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has been chair since January 1, 2015. In addition to Governors Hogan and McAuliffe, the meeting included […]

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Crosby wins two Telly Awards for television commercials

Crosby wins two Telly Awards for television commercials

| June 21, 2017

Crosby Marketing Communications has won two 2017 Telly Awards. The national competition, which receives 13,000 entries annually, honors the finest work in TV commercials, videos and multimedia productions. Crosby received Tellys for these client programs: A 60-second TV spot for Saint Agnes Healthcare that encourages severely overweight individuals to combat obesity through bariatric surgery. The emotional […]

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And now LCD Soundsystem will be playing The Anthem

And now LCD Soundsystem will be playing The Anthem

| June 21, 2017

Quickly becoming the premier stop for arena and major concert hall shows, LCD Soundsystem has chosen The Anthem for their upcoming tour. The band will appear at D.C.’s newest venue October 17. Their new album, American Dream, will be released September 1 on Columbia Records/DFA. Tickets for LCD Soundsystem’s show at The Anthem go on […]

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MTPA announces summer concert series

MTPA announces summer concert series

| June 21, 2017

Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts (MTPA) is excited to launch an artist showcase series this summer. They are partnering with Naptownmusic to celebrate and promote local performers and artists. This free series offers family-friendly activities to celebrate music and food every Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm, June 21 to August 30 at MTPA’s outdoor […]

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Two-out hits doom Baysox in series opener

Two-out hits doom Baysox in series opener

| June 20, 2017

The Baysox lost an early advantage as Binghamton delivered in the clutch time and time again sending Bowie to a 7-2 defeat in the series opener at NYSEG Stadium. All seven Binghamton runs scored with two down in an inning. The Baysox got up via the run game. DJ Stewart singled, stole second and scored […]

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