LOCAL NEWS

Free walking tour to commemorate Maryland Day

Free walking tour to commemorate Maryland Day

Discover all that is “Gone but Not Forgotten” in historic Annapolis on a complimentary walking tour Maryland Day weekend. Go beyond the history you can see – the architecture, the bumpy brick sidewalks and the plaques honoring a building’s old age – and dig deep into what’s disappeared or, in certain cases, moved. Annapolis Tours […]

Continue Reading

EmPOWER could bring nearly 70K energy jobs to Maryland in next decade

EmPOWER could bring nearly 70K energy jobs to Maryland in next decade

Maryland could gain more than 68,000 new jobs and $3.75 billion in new gross domestic product as a result of investments to be made over the next 10 years through the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, according to a new study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The study comes as the […]

Continue Reading

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

The Annapolis Police Department has announced plans for a yearlong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the department.  The department will celebrate with a series of public events and community outreach. On June 17, 1867, the Annapolis Police Department was officially established with the appointment of the first City Commissioner and Chief of Police.  Law enforcement in […]

Continue Reading

IMP signs a 40-year agreement to operate Merriweather Post Pavilion

IMP signs a 40-year agreement to operate Merriweather Post Pavilion

About a dozen years ago, it looked like all that was in Merriweather Post Pavilion’s future was bulldozers. But a determined community teamed with local legislators to turn their dissatisfaction with the waning condition of the venue — and the lack of top artists it attracted — and used it as fuel to fight for their […]

Continue Reading

CRIME

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

The Annapolis Police Department has announced plans for a yearlong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the department.  The department will celebrate with a series of public events and community outreach. On June 17, 1867, the Annapolis Police Department was officially established with the appointment of the first City Commissioner and Chief of Police.  Law enforcement in […]

Continue Reading

Comptroller names one Anne Arundel resident and two business to list to 50 top tax scofflaws

Comptroller names one Anne Arundel resident and two business to list to 50 top tax scofflaws

An Annapolis man and an Annapolis business have been named by Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot as two of the state’s top 50 tax scofflaws. According to the list released this morning, Stanley Barnes of the 2100 Block of Glenfield Road owes more than $400,000 in taxes. On the business side, Bay Bridge Liquor Mart (now […]

Continue Reading

MSP searching for woman missing from Jessup

MSP searching for woman missing from Jessup

Maryland State Police are requesting the public’s help in their search for a woman who was last seen in Howard County three days ago and has not had her usual contact with family members. The missing woman is identified as Katie M. Cook, 27, of Willards, Md.  She is described as a white female, 5’4″ […]

Continue Reading

Annapolis man charged in child porn case; thousands of images located on computers

Annapolis man charged in child porn case; thousands of images located on computers

On December 20, 2016, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in regards to suspects sharing on-line child pornography. In doing so a detective was able to locate a suspect sharing child pornography. The detective served several subpoenas and obtained a search warrant for the residence in which was identified as sharing […]

Continue Reading

EVENTS

Free walking tour to commemorate Maryland Day

Free walking tour to commemorate Maryland Day

Discover all that is “Gone but Not Forgotten” in historic Annapolis on a complimentary walking tour Maryland Day weekend. Go beyond the history you can see – the architecture, the bumpy brick sidewalks and the plaques honoring a building’s old age – and dig deep into what’s disappeared or, in certain cases, moved. Annapolis Tours […]

Continue Reading

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

The Annapolis Police Department has announced plans for a yearlong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the department.  The department will celebrate with a series of public events and community outreach. On June 17, 1867, the Annapolis Police Department was officially established with the appointment of the first City Commissioner and Chief of Police.  Law enforcement in […]

Continue Reading

Meet The Press at the annual PR Bazaar on April 3rd and 10th

Meet The Press at the annual PR Bazaar on April 3rd and 10th

It’s impossible to pitch a good story to the media today! True? Or, is that an alternative fact? What’s the best way to contact a reporter? What kinds of story ideas interest the media? To find out, register now for a unique, Annapolis-area version of Meet the Press. The 2017 edition of P.R. Bazaar will […]

Continue Reading

Strata Ensemble moves “From Classics to Slang” in 20th-century music program at UUCA

Strata Ensemble moves “From Classics to Slang” in 20th-century music program at UUCA

On Friday, March 24, at 8 pm, Strata, the acclaimed trio of clarinet, violin/viola, and piano, presents chamber music featuring German Romanticism, Parisian charm, Eastern exoticism, and American swagger. Strata brings together the extraordinary talents of Nathan Williams on clarinet, James Stern on violin/viola, and Audrey Andrist on piano, whose combined credits encompass numerous international […]

Continue Reading

AREA BUSINESSES

EmPOWER could bring nearly 70K energy jobs to Maryland in next decade

EmPOWER could bring nearly 70K energy jobs to Maryland in next decade

Maryland could gain more than 68,000 new jobs and $3.75 billion in new gross domestic product as a result of investments to be made over the next 10 years through the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, according to a new study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The study comes as the […]

Continue Reading

Superior SoftWash of Linthicum named best exemplified SoftWash Systems company

Superior SoftWash of Linthicum named best exemplified SoftWash Systems company

A.C. Lockyer, owner and creator of SoftWash Systems, a Florida based company, presented Superior SoftWash as Best Exemplified SoftWash Systems Company.  The award is based on their 50-point standard of ethics, customer service and effective business development developed by the environmentally friendly exterior cleaning company. A.C. Lockyer said, “We at SoftWash Systems are proud of the […]

Continue Reading

New Light House Bistro looks to change lives

New Light House Bistro looks to change lives

Individuals who want to help end homelessness can do so by enjoying a great meal at the new Light House Bistro that opened at 202 West Street in Annapolis’s Arts and Entertainment District on February 27. Owned and operated by the Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center and located in the Center’s one-time home, the […]

Continue Reading

Homestead Gardens’ 2017 Annual Flower Show is now open!

Homestead Gardens’ 2017 Annual Flower Show is now open!

Homestead Garden’s Annual Home and Garden Flower Show opened, yesterday, Friday, March 17. This year’s theme is   “Modern Home Steading” – Live  Grow  Sustain. For over 25 years, Homestead Gardens has presented a themed flower show every March to celebrate the coming of spring and dust off the doldrums of winter.  The 2017 Annual Homestead Gardens […]

Continue Reading

PODCAST

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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! […]

Continue Reading

PODCAST: John Astle has plans for Annapolis when he runs for Mayor, hear them here!

PODCAST: John Astle has plans for Annapolis when he runs for Mayor, hear them here!

Maryland State Senator John Astle has been serving in the State legislature for 35 years. This year may be his last as he has decided to run for Mayor of Annapolis. Does he have what it takes? Senator Astle sat down with The Maryland Crabs to talk about his history, his years in the General Assembly, and […]

Continue Reading

COLUMNS & OPINIONS

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 5.

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 5.

“Libraries Transform,” the theme of National Library Week, April 9-15, strikes a chord with me. The Annapolis public library of my youth certainly helped transform me. It will probably surprise some people to know where this library was located. It was just two blocks from our apartment on Main Street, on Church Circle, in a […]

Continue Reading

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Even banks can’t survive on Main Street

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Even banks can’t survive on Main Street

As the gaps in West Street fill in, we see the buildings on Main Street empty out. What are we doing wrong when the main artery of our state capital can’t sustain retail for extended periods of time? The turnover rate is high with the exception of t-shirt shops and bars. To be clear, I have […]

Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Once again, Annapolis will try to re-invent the Market House; let it go

EDITORIAL: Once again, Annapolis will try to re-invent the Market House; let it go

Their heart is in the right place. And if that is all it took for the Market House to succeed, I would say go for it. But unfortunately for the past 15 years the City of Annapolis has proven time and time again that it is no longer capable of managing what was a once-thriving […]

Continue Reading

OPINION: A failure of leadership by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education

OPINION: A failure of leadership by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education

For more than two decades, high school students in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) have been required to be in their seats at 7:17 a.m., which has them traveling to school or school buses in the 6 a.m. hour, sometimes even earlier. Health and education experts have long argued and proven that such early […]

Continue Reading

MORE RECENT ARTICLES

Free walking tour to commemorate Maryland Day

Free walking tour to commemorate Maryland Day

| March 23, 2017

Discover all that is “Gone but Not Forgotten” in historic Annapolis on a complimentary walking tour Maryland Day weekend. Go beyond the history you can see – the architecture, the bumpy brick sidewalks and the plaques honoring a building’s old age – and dig deep into what’s disappeared or, in certain cases, moved. Annapolis Tours […]

Continue Reading

EmPOWER could bring nearly 70K energy jobs to Maryland in next decade

EmPOWER could bring nearly 70K energy jobs to Maryland in next decade

| March 23, 2017

Maryland could gain more than 68,000 new jobs and $3.75 billion in new gross domestic product as a result of investments to be made over the next 10 years through the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, according to a new study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The study comes as the […]

Continue Reading

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

Annapolis Police to celebrate 150 years

| March 23, 2017

The Annapolis Police Department has announced plans for a yearlong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the department.  The department will celebrate with a series of public events and community outreach. On June 17, 1867, the Annapolis Police Department was officially established with the appointment of the first City Commissioner and Chief of Police.  Law enforcement in […]

Continue Reading

IMP signs a 40-year agreement to operate Merriweather Post Pavilion

IMP signs a 40-year agreement to operate Merriweather Post Pavilion

| March 23, 2017

About a dozen years ago, it looked like all that was in Merriweather Post Pavilion’s future was bulldozers. But a determined community teamed with local legislators to turn their dissatisfaction with the waning condition of the venue — and the lack of top artists it attracted — and used it as fuel to fight for their […]

Continue Reading

Meet The Press at the annual PR Bazaar on April 3rd and 10th

Meet The Press at the annual PR Bazaar on April 3rd and 10th

| March 23, 2017

It’s impossible to pitch a good story to the media today! True? Or, is that an alternative fact? What’s the best way to contact a reporter? What kinds of story ideas interest the media? To find out, register now for a unique, Annapolis-area version of Meet the Press. The 2017 edition of P.R. Bazaar will […]

Continue Reading

Strata Ensemble moves “From Classics to Slang” in 20th-century music program at UUCA

Strata Ensemble moves “From Classics to Slang” in 20th-century music program at UUCA

| March 22, 2017

On Friday, March 24, at 8 pm, Strata, the acclaimed trio of clarinet, violin/viola, and piano, presents chamber music featuring German Romanticism, Parisian charm, Eastern exoticism, and American swagger. Strata brings together the extraordinary talents of Nathan Williams on clarinet, James Stern on violin/viola, and Audrey Andrist on piano, whose combined credits encompass numerous international […]

Continue Reading

Maryland Day celebration offers fun for entire family

Maryland Day celebration offers fun for entire family

| March 22, 2017

For the tenth year in a row, the Four Rivers Heritage Area is sponsoring Maryland Day, a Friday-Sunday, March 24-26 event to commemorate the March 25, 1634 landing of the Ark and the Dove by English settlers at St. Clement’s Island, in what is now St. Mary’s County, Maryland. This year, more than 20 historic […]

Continue Reading

Into The Woods puts Senior PVA student in the spotlight

Into The Woods puts Senior PVA student in the spotlight

| March 22, 2017

All good things must come to an end. Anna Courtade, a senior at Annapolis High School and actor in the Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) program, will be performing her last musical before she goes off to college to pursue a career in theater. And she’s going out with a bang. Landing the second main […]

Continue Reading

Zumper: Columbia, Annapolis most expensive rental market in Baltimore area

Zumper: Columbia, Annapolis most expensive rental market in Baltimore area

| March 22, 2017

The Zumper Baltimore Metro Report analyzed over 9,000 active listings in February across the 14 metro cities to show the most and least expensive cities and cities with the fastest growing rents.   Most Expensive – Columbia, MD topped the Baltimore metro list with one bedroom apartments priced at $1,420. – Annapolis, MD took the second spot on the list as median rent this […]

Continue Reading

A WRNR show with Joseph at Rams Head On Stage

A WRNR show with Joseph at Rams Head On Stage

| March 22, 2017

Rams Head On Stage is a little taste of Nashville, New Orleans, and Austin all rolled up in one!  A small, intimate venue where no seat is more than 68 feet from the stage. A small venue that packs a big punch with top national acts 364 days a year.  Check out the latest shows […]

Continue Reading

YWCA now accepting nominations for TWIN Awards

YWCA now accepting nominations for TWIN Awards

| March 22, 2017

For 32 years, the YWCA has been honoring women who have made significant contributions to both their organizations and the community. The awards ceremony also recognizes corporations whose policies and practices encourage the professional advancement of women. A TWIN Honoree exemplifies the following: Ten or more years in a professional capacity and/or area of expertise […]

Continue Reading

RESCHEDULED: Ralph Crosby to discuss new book about Annapolis on March 29th at St. John’s

RESCHEDULED: Ralph Crosby to discuss new book about Annapolis on March 29th at St. John’s

| March 21, 2017

NOTE: This is an event which was scheduled during the March snowstorm that was postponed (needlessly as the weather turned out). St. John’s College presents Annapolis author Ralph Crosby as a guest speaker for its “2017 Maryland History Lecture Series.” Crosby will talk about his new book, “Memoirs of a Main Street Boy,” which chronicles […]

Continue Reading