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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust awards more than $2 million in grants

Chesapeake Bay Trust awards more than $2 million in grants

| March 21, 2017

The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce the recipients of 23 grants for environment-friendly stormwater management and citizen engagement projects. Prince George’s County neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and schools received support for projects that ranged from $11,791 to $500,000. “The Trust is proud to be a […]

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At mid-point of filing season, Maryland processes more than a million returns

At mid-point of filing season, Maryland processes more than a million returns

| March 21, 2017

As the tax filing season reached its mid-point, Comptroller Peter Franchot  announced that his office has processed more than one million tax returns. The one-millionth return was submitted by a Calvert County tax filer. To date, 1,037,311 returns have been processed. Comptroller Franchot urged Marylanders to e-file, as it’s the most secure and efficient way […]

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Superior SoftWash of Linthicum named best exemplified SoftWash Systems company

Superior SoftWash of Linthicum named best exemplified SoftWash Systems company

| March 21, 2017

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 […]

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Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan to meet with GigGi’s Playhouse tomorrow on World Down Syndrome Day

Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan to meet with GigGi’s Playhouse tomorrow on World Down Syndrome Day

| March 20, 2017

GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis, a local non-profit that provides free educational and therapeutic programs for children and young adults with Down syndrome, is excited to announce the executive committee and some of its future students will meet with Maryland’s First Lady on March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis will open its doors […]

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NHTSA releases report on fatigue in drivers; supports positions of Start School Later

NHTSA releases report on fatigue in drivers; supports positions of Start School Later

| March 20, 2017

Asleep at the Wheel: A National Compendium of Efforts to Eliminate Drowsy Driving was released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the 2017 Managing Fatigue Conference in San Diego. The statistics on teen drowsy driving shed light on why the non-profit Start School Later was one of the organizations that contributed to […]

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2nd Annual National Cannabis Festival slated for RFK on April 22nd

2nd Annual National Cannabis Festival slated for RFK on April 22nd

| March 20, 2017

The National Cannabis Festival announced Talib Kweli​, The Pharcyde​, and Backyard Band as headliners for the second-annual music, art, and advocacy festival celebrating the legalization of cannabis in Washington, DC. The one-day festival takes place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds with mini-concerts and events for annual VIP members occurring […]

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Get out and volunteer

Get out and volunteer

| March 20, 2017

Many Volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the Volunteer Center at [email protected] or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT Volunteer to become a trained member […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust announced funding for seven Baltimore City projects

Chesapeake Bay Trust announced funding for seven Baltimore City projects

| March 20, 2017

Earlier this month, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce funding awards for seven projects that beautify and green communities, as well as improve stormwater quality while reducing the volume of polluted runoff. Current award winners include faith-based organizations, an environmental non-profit organization, and a community non-profit organization.  This partnership […]

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USS Sioux City to be commissioned in Annapolis

USS Sioux City to be commissioned in Annapolis

| March 20, 2017

In early January, Former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the city of Annapolis, Maryland, will serve as the commissioning site for the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11). Despite being home to the US Naval Academy, no Navy ship has ever been commissioned at the Academy. Today, we learned that the ship […]

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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

| March 20, 2017

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 […]

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County Recreation and Parks Department recognized by State

County Recreation and Parks Department recognized by State

| March 20, 2017

The Anne Arundel County Department of Department of Recreation and Parks received an Agency Showcase Marketing & Communication Award from Maryland Recreation and Parks for Program Logo.  The award was presented at the first annual Celebrating Excellence event on March 2, 2017 at the Maryland Agricultural Center in Cockeysville, Maryland. The new Anne Arundel Recreation […]

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Are you ready for a little Annapolis Film Festival action?

Are you ready for a little Annapolis Film Festival action?

| March 19, 2017

For four days, from Thursday, March 30th to Sunday, April 2, 2017, downtown historic Annapolis becomes a place to screen 70 films from more than twenty countries all over the world during the 5th annual Annapolis Film Festival. Moviegoers will stroll from venue to venue seeing some of the world’s smartest and edgiest new films. Meet visiting directors, actors and […]

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Maryland Bar Foundation awards $40,000 in grants

Maryland Bar Foundation awards $40,000 in grants

| March 19, 2017

The Maryland Bar Foundation (MBF) has awarded approximately $40,000 in grants to support law-related projects around the state that contribute to the betterment of the legal profession and access to justice. The beneficiaries include:  Ayuda ($1,400), to support the GW Law School Clinic in its efforts to support immigrants in a wide variety of legal […]

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Long-time planning and zoning officer to retire from County

Long-time planning and zoning officer to retire from County

| March 19, 2017

County Executive Steve Schuh has announced the retirement of  long-time Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning Officer Larry Tom. “Larry Tom has provided a steady hand of leadership for nearly a decade to one of our County’s most important land-use departments,” said Schuh. “His expertise in responsible, reasonable land management has shaped the destiny of our […]

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New Light House Bistro looks to change lives

New Light House Bistro looks to change lives

| March 19, 2017

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 […]

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