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Annapolis announces Memorial Day Parade

Annapolis announces Memorial Day Parade

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announces the Annapolis Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. The parade follows the traditional route on West Street, goes around Church Circle, down Main Street, and ends at City Dock. Marching bands, as well as veteran, community, and patriotic organizations will be part of the parade […]

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Partners In Care receives $1000 grant from Griswold Foundation

Partners In Care receives $1000 grant from Griswold Foundation

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Partners In Care, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers no cost transportation and other services to help older adults in Anne Arundel County remain independent in their homes, is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Griswold Cares Foundation. The Griswold Cares Foundation is a private charity established by Griswold Home Care to […]

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Library by mail? Yup!

Library by mail? Yup!

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

AACPL’s Library By Mail program allows county residents who are homebound and physically unable to leave their home due to a temporary or permanent illness, injury or disability to receive library materials via US Mail. The requested books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs are delivered in a protective and reusable pouch, which also includes a […]

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Col. McCreedy named as AACC’s Commencement Speaker

Col. McCreedy named as AACC’s Commencement Speaker

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Retired U.S. Army Col. Kenneth O. McCreedy, Ph.D., will give the 54th Commencement address to Anne Arundel Community College’s graduates at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, under the big tent on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Col. McCreedy spent 28 years in the Army, with his last post as the installation commander at Fort […]

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M&T Bank to sponsor the YWCA TWIN Awards

M&T Bank to sponsor the YWCA TWIN Awards

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is proud to announce M&T Bank as the lead sponsor of this year’s Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Awards.  The YWCA has an excellent history of partnership with M&T Bank, who have sponsored the TWIN event every year since its inception thirty-one years ago. M&T Bank […]

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2 popular concert series to return to Whitmore Park this summer

2 popular concert series to return to Whitmore Park this summer

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the past several years two free admission concert series in Downtown Annapolis Maryland have continued to grow and celebrate the heritage and culture of the Annapolis communities surrounding Whitmore Park. It becomes the perfect way to relax with friends, family and neighbors.  This park is at the entrance to the Annapolis Arts District and […]

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Comedy, Conflicts, and Cocktails scheduled for June 9th

Comedy, Conflicts, and Cocktails scheduled for June 9th

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center invites you to join the “Best Comedy Show in Annapolis”, the award-winning Free Range Improv players as they consider the question: “Does all comedy come from conflict?” Our evening of Comedy, Conflict and Cocktails is on Thursday, June 9th from 6:00 to 9:30 pm at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, […]

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Friends of the Light House 13th Annual Golf Tournament

Friends of the Light House 13th Annual Golf Tournament

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, The Friends of The Light House will host the 13th Annual Golf Tournament at Renditions Golf Course in Davidsonville, MD.  All proceeds from the event will benefit The Light House: A Homeless Prevention Support Center in Annapolis, MD. The golf tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 AM.  […]

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Do you know more than a 6th grader?

Do you know more than a 6th grader?

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Think you know more than a 6th grader? You might be surprised. Find out if you do and become an oyster expert at this special event with educators at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Annapolis Green. Join in for a fun and educational evening where you will learn about, dissect and taste Crassostrea Virginica, aka our […]

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AACC to host conference on crime, violence and mental illness

AACC to host conference on crime, violence and mental illness

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every day, the news carries another story about violence entering ordinary people’s lives. Reports also show a divide between police and the community, concern for violent uprisings in response to that division, questions about the role played by drugs and mental health in that violence and queries of the part terrorism and terrorists play in […]

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Latitude Adjustment Party tickets on sale now

Latitude Adjustment Party tickets on sale now

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tickets for the Latitude Adjustment Party, a must attend event and fundraiser, are now available at several locations in the Annapolis area: Helly Hansen on Main Street, West Marine locations in Hillsmere & Jennifer Rd, Fawcett’s on Bay Ridge and Long & Foster Eastport on Sixth St. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://eastportyc.org/buy-tickets. […]

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County Recreation and Parks Department wins multiple awards

County Recreation and Parks Department wins multiple awards

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks was recently recognized with three awards during the recent Maryland Recreation and Parks Association’s (MRPA) Annual Conference in Ocean City, MD in April.  Awards were received in the following categories:  MRPA Maryland My Maryland Special Event Award The Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride is an annual event […]

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Herndon Climb On Monday

Herndon Climb On Monday

| May 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Naval Academy’s Class of 2019’s Herndon monument climb will begin at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 23, near the front of the Naval Academy Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Each year, the roughly 1,000 members of the academy’s plebe (freshman) class form a human pyramid around the 21-foot tall Herndon […]

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100% chance of candy at Baysox Stadium on May 29th

100% chance of candy at Baysox Stadium on May 29th

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox have announced  that the team will be hosting the third annual Helicopter Candy Drop following the 2:05 p.m. game Sunday, May 29 at P.G. Stadium. At the conclusion of Sunday’s game, all kids ages 12 and under in attendance will be invited to participate in a candy drop in the outfield. A […]

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Local hospice shares art and joy from South African hospice

Local hospice shares art and joy from South African hospice

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Having traveled from a town west of Pretoria, South Africa, one might expect the art created by children from Brits-Hartbeespoort Hospice would look different than that created by children from Maryland. But the art that was unveiled during a reception held in the evening of April 27 on the Hospice of the Chesapeake’s John & […]

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Annapolis Police make arrest in Eastport shooting spree, another suspect still at large

Annapolis Police make arrest in Eastport shooting spree, another suspect still at large

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: This is an update to this story. On May 20, 2016 Detectives from the Annapolis Police Department arrested Jeffrey Somerville, 34, of Glen Burnie for his involvement in the shots fired on April 17.  Jeffrey Somerville was arrested at a residence in the 400 block of Hidden Brooke Drive in Glen Burnie.  Somerville was […]

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First Sunday Arts Festival partners with MFA Gallery and Paint Annapolis for June 5th

First Sunday Arts Festival partners with MFA Gallery and Paint Annapolis for June 5th

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Art will fill the air in downtown Annapolis Maryland on Sunday June 5th as the First Sunday Arts Festival teams up with the MFA Gallery’s Paint Annapolis plein air event. Early Sunday morning of June 5th starting around 8:30 am 80 plein air artists will begin setting up their easels and painting throughout downtown Annapolis […]

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Blackwall Hitch releases spring-summer menu

Blackwall Hitch releases spring-summer menu

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Warmer months bring new taste opportunities at Blackwall Hitch. Award-winning Chef Zachary Pope has developed a fresh line-up for the new Spring-Summer Menu. “Two great joys of being a chef: providing a new perspective on familiar foods and introducing new things to guests,” said Chef Pope, recently named 2016 Best Chef by the Capital Gazette. […]

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Traffic delays expected during USNA’s Commissioning Week

Traffic delays expected during USNA’s Commissioning Week

| May 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

Traffic congestion is expected in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 24, Wednesday, May 25, and Friday, May 27 due to the Blue Angels flight demonstration and the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony.  The Blue Angels will be flying on Tuesday, May 24 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  They […]

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VisitAnnapolis.org undergoes fresh design, mobile optimization

VisitAnnapolis.org undergoes fresh design, mobile optimization

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the May 8th launch of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County’s (VAAAC) redesigned, mobile device-friendly websites, individuals seeking comprehensive information about things to do and see in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County have immediate, 24/7 access to the information they need on their desktops, tablets or mobile phones. VAAAC President & CEO Connie […]

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Annapolis Police to test body cameras

Annapolis Police to test body cameras

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

 On the heels of a Federal lawsuit against the Annapolis Police Department alleging unlawful detention, assault and racial slurs by an officer, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides and Police Chief Michael Pristoop announce that Annapolis Police will implement a body-worn camera (BWC) pilot program for officers in the Department.  Chief Pristoop, who advocated for a BWC program for his officers, had earlier […]

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Joe Bonamassa plays Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival on Sunday

Joe Bonamassa plays Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival on Sunday

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa will be headlining and closing the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival on Sunday. As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work.  Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in […]

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