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31 students to participate in 29th Annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

31 students to participate in 29th Annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

Nineteen public school students, 10 private school students, and two home-schooled students will vie to become the champion of the 29th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on February 25, 2017.  The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Carol S. Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. The county […]

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Hogan appoints Jazz Lewis to vacant Prince Georges County seat in General Assembly

Hogan appoints Jazz Lewis to vacant Prince Georges County seat in General Assembly

Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Jazz Lewis to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Jazz Lewis to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee. Lewis will replace Michael Vaughn, who recently resigned from his seat. “I am confident that Jazz Lewis is prepared to […]

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Franchot puts the clamp down on 20 more tax preparers for suspected fraudulent practices

Franchot puts the clamp down on 20 more tax preparers for suspected fraudulent practices

Moving aggressively to protect Maryland taxpayers, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that his office has immediately suspended processing electronic tax returns from 20 paid tax preparers due to a high volume of questionable returns received. “Protecting Maryland taxpayers and detecting fraudulent returns are our top priorities,” said Comptroller Franchot. “We are resolute in our efforts […]

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Sara Jones Jazz Quartet to perform tomorrow at UUCA

Sara Jones Jazz Quartet to perform tomorrow at UUCA

On Friday, February 24 at 8 pm jazz singer Sara Jones with her Sara Jones Jazz Quartet offers “My Favorite Things.” “One thing we know is that no matter who we are, where we are, or what we do with our day, we all have things in life that give us joy and happiness,” states […]

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CRIME

County police investigating Annapolis bank robbery

County police investigating Annapolis bank robbery

On February 22, 2017 at approximately 2:56 p.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the Howard Bank at 116 Defense Highway in Annapolis for a reported robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke with bank employees who stated that the subject entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. The bank employee complied and turned […]

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Annapolis Police arrest three in armed robbery of delivery driver

Annapolis Police arrest three in armed robbery of delivery driver

On February 22 Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department charged three men with the armed robbery that occurred on January 25 at 8:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Square. On January 25 a delivery driver was making a food delivery in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Square when three male suspects approached him.  […]

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Dock Street confrontation lands man in hospital with slashed neck, Annapolis Police investigating

Dock Street confrontation lands man in hospital with slashed neck, Annapolis Police investigating

On February 18, 2017 at 150am, Annapolis Police officers responded to Anne Arundel Medical Center to meet with a victim injured in an assault that occurred earlier in the 100 block of Dock Street.  The adult male victim reported that he was outside in the area of Dock St when he was involved in an […]

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County police investigating President’s Day shooting in Odenton

County police investigating President’s Day shooting in Odenton

On February 20, 2017 at approximately 6:03 p.m., officers responded for a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of Tenbrook Drive in Odenton.  Upon arrival, officers located a male victim on the ground just outside the front door of the residence suffering from a suspected gunshot wound to the body. Western patrol officers […]

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EVENTS

31 students to participate in 29th Annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

31 students to participate in 29th Annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

Nineteen public school students, 10 private school students, and two home-schooled students will vie to become the champion of the 29th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on February 25, 2017.  The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Carol S. Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. The county […]

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Sara Jones Jazz Quartet to perform tomorrow at UUCA

Sara Jones Jazz Quartet to perform tomorrow at UUCA

On Friday, February 24 at 8 pm jazz singer Sara Jones with her Sara Jones Jazz Quartet offers “My Favorite Things.” “One thing we know is that no matter who we are, where we are, or what we do with our day, we all have things in life that give us joy and happiness,” states […]

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Only a few more days to jump on the Annapolis Restaurant Week deals!

Only a few more days to jump on the Annapolis Restaurant Week deals!

Foodies, Rejoice!  More than 40 of  Annapolis’ top restaurants will participate in the Downtown Annapolis Partnership’s  annual Annapolis Restaurant Week, running through February 26th. With a growing number of restaurants receiving acclaim from national media, Annapolis is becoming one of the hottest culinary destinations in Maryland. This year’s program provides visitors and locals an opportunity to […]

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Annapolis Home & Garden Expo opens on Saturday

Annapolis Home & Garden Expo opens on Saturday

The 11th annual Annapolis Home & Garden Expo, a one-of-a-kind homeowners event showcasing products and services for the home, will run for one weekend only : February Feb. 25-26, from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday at the Byzantium Center in Annapolis. The Expo gives consumers a chance to participate in educational seminars with national and […]

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AREA BUSINESSES

Only a few more days to jump on the Annapolis Restaurant Week deals!

Only a few more days to jump on the Annapolis Restaurant Week deals!

Foodies, Rejoice!  More than 40 of  Annapolis’ top restaurants will participate in the Downtown Annapolis Partnership’s  annual Annapolis Restaurant Week, running through February 26th. With a growing number of restaurants receiving acclaim from national media, Annapolis is becoming one of the hottest culinary destinations in Maryland. This year’s program provides visitors and locals an opportunity to […]

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BWI gets nod to expand international terminal

BWI gets nod to expand international terminal

The Maryland Board of Public Works today unanimously approved a construction procurement for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to expand and improve Concourse E, the airport’s international terminal facility. The Board, chaired by Governor Larry Hogan and including Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp, approved a construction contract to build a three-level, 70,000 square […]

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BGE re-dedicates country’s first gas street lamp

BGE re-dedicates country’s first gas street lamp

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has rededicated the first gas streetlamp in the country at a ceremony held at the corner of North Holliday and East Baltimore Streets in downtown Baltimore. The gas streetlamp was first lit on Feb. 7, 1817 by BGE’s predecessor, the Gas Light Company of Baltimore.  “In 1816, artist Rembrandt Peale […]

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Annapolis Restaurant Week is here!

Annapolis Restaurant Week is here!

Foodies, Rejoice!  More than 40 of  Annapolis’ top restaurants will participate in the Downtown Annapolis Partnership’s  annual Annapolis Restaurant Week, beginning today through February 26th. With a growing number of restaurants receiving acclaim from national media, Annapolis is becoming one of the hottest culinary destinations in Maryland. This year’s program provides visitors and locals an opportunity […]

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PODCAST

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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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 […]

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PODCAST: Brooklyn Park’s Madonna Girl Dale speaks with The Maryland Crabs

PODCAST: Brooklyn Park’s Madonna Girl Dale speaks with The Maryland Crabs

WARNING: Some Explicit Content & Language Dale Crites is someone you may not know. Or maybe you just don’t recognize the name. Dale, a gay male, is also known as (at various times) Madonna Girl Dale, Brittney Girl Dale, or Ke$ha Girl Dale and she can typically be found along Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park […]

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COLUMNS & OPINIONS

76th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships scheduled for February 24th

76th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships scheduled for February 24th

The Naval Academy’s 76th Annual Brigade Boxing Championships will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.  As part of the academy’s physical education program, all midshipmen are required to participate in boxing, and boxing is also offered as a club […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 3

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 3

The recent celebration of Martin Luther King Day brought to mind the uproar in Annapolis following his assassination and the impact it had on our area. As I explain in my recently published book, Memoirs of a Main Street Boy: Growing up in America’s Ancient City, at the time I was working as an editor […]

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Visiting an old friend: Federal House Bar & Grille

Visiting an old friend: Federal House Bar & Grille

When I dine out, I try to frequent different places. Of course, I have my go-to places for my “comfort food” like Caliente, Sin Fronteras, Main & Market (formerly Main Ingredient), and McDonalds (JK); but last night my girlfriend and I visited an old friend–Federal House Bar & Grille. First off…it is winter, and Fed House has […]

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Germantown neighborhood takes on Navy Athletic Association and Travis Pastrana in ill-informed letter to Mayor

Germantown neighborhood takes on Navy Athletic Association and Travis Pastrana in ill-informed letter to Mayor

It seems like Travis Pastrana may not be the target of the Germantown-Homewood Community Association after all.  Well, kinda. For the backstory—click here! In a December letter to the Mayor and Aldermen obtained by Eye On Annapolis, Association Chair Robert Waldman (who is also the Vice-Chair of the City’s Planning Commission) lays out the opposition. […]

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31 students to participate in 29th Annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

31 students to participate in 29th Annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee

| February 23, 2017

Nineteen public school students, 10 private school students, and two home-schooled students will vie to become the champion of the 29th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee on February 25, 2017.  The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Carol S. Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. The county […]

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Hogan appoints Jazz Lewis to vacant Prince Georges County seat in General Assembly

Hogan appoints Jazz Lewis to vacant Prince Georges County seat in General Assembly

| February 23, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Jazz Lewis to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Jazz Lewis to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee. Lewis will replace Michael Vaughn, who recently resigned from his seat. “I am confident that Jazz Lewis is prepared to […]

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Franchot puts the clamp down on 20 more tax preparers for suspected fraudulent practices

Franchot puts the clamp down on 20 more tax preparers for suspected fraudulent practices

| February 23, 2017

Moving aggressively to protect Maryland taxpayers, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that his office has immediately suspended processing electronic tax returns from 20 paid tax preparers due to a high volume of questionable returns received. “Protecting Maryland taxpayers and detecting fraudulent returns are our top priorities,” said Comptroller Franchot. “We are resolute in our efforts […]

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Sara Jones Jazz Quartet to perform tomorrow at UUCA

Sara Jones Jazz Quartet to perform tomorrow at UUCA

| February 23, 2017

On Friday, February 24 at 8 pm jazz singer Sara Jones with her Sara Jones Jazz Quartet offers “My Favorite Things.” “One thing we know is that no matter who we are, where we are, or what we do with our day, we all have things in life that give us joy and happiness,” states […]

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Only a few more days to jump on the Annapolis Restaurant Week deals!

Only a few more days to jump on the Annapolis Restaurant Week deals!

| February 23, 2017

Foodies, Rejoice!  More than 40 of  Annapolis’ top restaurants will participate in the Downtown Annapolis Partnership’s  annual Annapolis Restaurant Week, running through February 26th. With a growing number of restaurants receiving acclaim from national media, Annapolis is becoming one of the hottest culinary destinations in Maryland. This year’s program provides visitors and locals an opportunity to […]

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New parking policies and prices may be on horizon for Annapolis

New parking policies and prices may be on horizon for Annapolis

| February 23, 2017

SP+, comprehensive parking management firm for the City of Annapolis, this week delivered a draft parking study to Mayor Mike Pantelides that assesses downtown parking assets and occupancy rates and offers recommendations to improve the city’s overall parking experience. “The draft study’s goal is to give Annapolis an accurate, block-by-block understanding of its parking assets […]

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Annapolis Home & Garden Expo opens on Saturday

Annapolis Home & Garden Expo opens on Saturday

| February 22, 2017

The 11th annual Annapolis Home & Garden Expo, a one-of-a-kind homeowners event showcasing products and services for the home, will run for one weekend only : February Feb. 25-26, from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday at the Byzantium Center in Annapolis. The Expo gives consumers a chance to participate in educational seminars with national and […]

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County Council approves government reform legislation

County Council approves government reform legislation

| February 22, 2017

On Tuesday, the Anne Arundel County Council approved County Executive Steve Schuh’s legislation to expedite capital projects in the County.  “We came to office committed to making government work more efficiently,” said Schuh. “The legislation approved this evening will help ensure we can begin work on capital projects at the beginning of the fiscal year, […]

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County police investigating Annapolis bank robbery

County police investigating Annapolis bank robbery

| February 22, 2017

On February 22, 2017 at approximately 2:56 p.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the Howard Bank at 116 Defense Highway in Annapolis for a reported robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke with bank employees who stated that the subject entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. The bank employee complied and turned […]

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Congregation Kneseth Israel presents movie night

Congregation Kneseth Israel presents movie night

| February 22, 2017

On Tuesday March 7 at 7:00pm, Congregation Kneseth Israel presents two films by Israeli film-maker Rami Kimchi followed by a discussion and meet-and-greet with the film-maker.  The public is invited to attend the screenings which are $5 for adults and free for students and chil and is n.  The movies will be shown at Kneseth […]

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Annapolis Opera to offer series of lectures in advance of Madame Butterfly

Annapolis Opera to offer series of lectures in advance of Madame Butterfly

| February 22, 2017

In anticipation of the performance of Madame Butterfly in March, Annapolis Opera is announcing a new three-part lecture series, Opera Insights, that will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the history, art, and music that serve as an inspirational backdrop to this classic opera by Puccini.                The first lecture in the series, […]

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Annapolis Police arrest three in armed robbery of delivery driver

Annapolis Police arrest three in armed robbery of delivery driver

| February 22, 2017

On February 22 Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department charged three men with the armed robbery that occurred on January 25 at 8:50 p.m. in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Square. On January 25 a delivery driver was making a food delivery in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Square when three male suspects approached him.  […]

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