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Edgewater man gets 10 years for sexual abuse of minor

Edgewater man gets 10 years for sexual abuse of minor

| December 10, 2017

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced that Gabriel Morales, 31, of Edgewater was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Michele D. Jaklitsch to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor. “Mr. Morales traumatized the victim in her own home and violated the trust of her entire family,” said Anne Arundel County […]

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MIDN Michael Wallace named Schwarzman Scholar

MIDN Michael Wallace named Schwarzman Scholar

| December 10, 2017

Midshipman 1st Class (senior) Michael Wallace, 21, of Taylor, Mich., has been selected as a Schwarzman Scholar. This year, over 4,000 candidates competed for one of the 142 scholarships awarded. Wallace is an Honors Operations Research major and Mandarin Chinese minor. At the Academy, he has served as the Academics Officer for 12th Company, Vice […]

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Corkran Middle named AVID National Demonstration School

Corkran Middle named AVID National Demonstration School

| December 9, 2017

Corkran Middle School remained among the nation’s elite AVID schools today when it was revalidated as a National Demonstration School by the organization that oversees the program across the nation. The Advancement Via Individual Determination program, which targets students in the academic middle and helps propel them to successful college careers, exists in about 6,000 […]

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AACo puts 8 month halt on solar farms

AACo puts 8 month halt on solar farms

| December 9, 2017

At the urging of environmental advocates and the newly formed Agriculture, Agritourism, and Farming Commission, County Executive Steve Schuh and the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning today announced an immediate eight-month moratorium on the issuance of any approved dispersed energy operations, citing concerns regarding the impact of industrial solar energy operations, also […]

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Kit & The Chardonnay Boys release a new LP

Kit & The Chardonnay Boys release a new LP

| December 9, 2017

Kit & The Chardonnay Boys, local Annapolis band, is excited to announce their new LP, “BOYS”. It was  released on Maryland based Tiny Horns Records yesterday. Give it a listen: These guys have been international touring artists for years in previous groups the Dirty Names and the AMFMs, and now with new songs and a new sound […]

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Get on board the Jolly Express this Holiday Season

Get on board the Jolly Express this Holiday Season

| December 8, 2017

With lots of cheer, Cruises on the Bay℠ by Watermark® opens Jolly Express Cruises for the 2017 holiday season. Miss Anne is decked out in her reindeer best with a bright red nose and antlers offering 45-minute Spa Creek sleigh rides in December. Captain Santa is at the helm! A cruise on the Jolly Express […]

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Daily News Brief | December 8, 2017

Daily News Brief | December 8, 2017

| December 8, 2017

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. Today…Midnight Madness a rousing success. The trial of the teen noose-hanger is underway with some bumps. A package their if arrested and snow is in the forecast.  All of […]

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Holiday Happenings in West Annapolis

Holiday Happenings in West Annapolis

| December 8, 2017

Preparation is underway for a series of holiday events in West Annapolis this December 2017. (West Annapolis comprises Annapolis Street, and Melvin, Taylor and Giddings Avenues.) December 13th and 14th,  long-standing business owners will join with their new neighbors and business owners for a Holiday Edition “Guys Night Out” December 13th, and a Holiday Edition […]

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Enjoy a candlelight holiday stroll with tour of Hammond-Harwood House

Enjoy a candlelight holiday stroll with tour of Hammond-Harwood House

| December 8, 2017

Annapolis Tours℠ by Watermark® is happy to announce the return of its Holiday Candlelight Stroll for the 2017 holiday season. Take a memorable journey of our holiday traditions! On this walking tour, a Colonial period-dressed guide leads guests by candlelight through Annapolis’ historic district – trimmed in holiday greenery and lights – and shares the […]

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Snag a photo from the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, maybe win $100

Snag a photo from the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, maybe win $100

| December 8, 2017

Sean M. O’Neill, CFP®, CRPS®, a financial advisor in RBC Wealth Management’s Annapolis branch is offering $100 for the best photograph from the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade on December 9. The winning photo will then be used on O’Neill’s holiday cards next year. “By featuring a photo from this event, we are able to […]

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Annapolis offering free shuttle from City garages to Maryland Avenue in December

Annapolis offering free shuttle from City garages to Maryland Avenue in December

| December 7, 2017

Mayor Gavin Buckley today announced that visitors to the shops and restaurants on Maryland Avenue have a new transportation option this December:a free shuttle. The eCruiser, supplied by local small business Urban Eventours, comfortably accommodates five guests and is heated and covered to keep guests warm. Customers who park at city garages can simply visit […]

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Well known expat musician brings it home and gives back with latest release

Well known expat musician brings it home and gives back with latest release

| December 7, 2017

“Everything’s gonna be alright, it’s a Naptown Saturday Night.” So goes the chorus of the latest release from Ray Weaver, a Pasadena-raised musician and long-time fixture at local venues. Although Weaver has lived in Denmark for most of the past twenty years, he gets back to the area frequently to perform.  And he has never […]

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Maryland receives Federal approval for new developmental disabilities support waiver

Maryland receives Federal approval for new developmental disabilities support waiver

| December 7, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland has received federal approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand services for individuals with developmental disabilities through the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration’s (DDA) Family Supports Waiver. Services offered through the waiver will be available by February 2018, and this federal approval is expected […]

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Sherwood Forest resident arrested for package theft

Sherwood Forest resident arrested for package theft

| December 7, 2017

On December 6, 2017 at 11:47 p.m. an officer observed an individual removing packages from mailboxes in the 800 block of Coachway in Annapolis. The officer stopped a white Jeep being driven by the suspect and observed a large amount of mail and packages in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The packages appeared to have […]

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Health Department offers tips for dealing with the “Holiday Blues”

Health Department offers tips for dealing with the “Holiday Blues”

| December 7, 2017

Although the holidays can be a time of celebration and joy, they can also cause some people to feel stressed and unhappy. This feeling is called the “holiday blues” and is a fairly common condition. People trying to cope with the holiday blues may misuse drugs, or drink and eat excessively. They may have difficulty […]

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Daily News Brief | December 7, 2017

Daily News Brief | December 7, 2017

| December 7, 2017

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. Today…Army-Navy Pep Rally and an accident on Route 50 dominate the news. The County breaks ground on the new police academy, and the cost of being Mayor is through […]

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Midnight Madness is upon us in Annapolis

Midnight Madness is upon us in Annapolis

| December 7, 2017

Midnight Madness  is a fun shopping event in Historic Downtown Annapolis, Maryland. This local holiday shopping tradition  encompasses the charm and character of our most beloved memories of Norman Rockwell and Charles Dickens. The streets and storefronts will be adorned with holiday decorations, trees, garland, snowflakes, bows and lights  along with performers in the streets […]

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Want to meet the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales?

Want to meet the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales?

| December 7, 2017

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, and Katcef Brothers, Inc. are giving one lucky fan the chance for a private meet and greet with the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Dec. 27, the day before this year’s Military Bowl game. The Clydesdales will be in the Washington area to once again lead […]

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Hogan announces statewide violent crime initiative

Hogan announces statewide violent crime initiative

| December 7, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan joined with federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and officials to announce a series of initiatives to combat criminal gang enterprises and repeat violent offenders responsible for terrorizing Baltimore City and participating in violent crime throughout the state. The governor’s announcements include state and federal law enforcement assistance targeting the […]

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Six county schools earn awards for wellness

Six county schools earn awards for wellness

| December 6, 2017

As the administrative adviser of the school system’s Wellness Council, Deputy Superintendent Monique Jackson recently surprised the principals of Arnold, Bodkin, and Maryland City elementary schools, Ferndale Early Education Center, and Annapolis and Southern high schools with news that their school communities had earned a 2017 AACPS Wellness School of Distinction award.  The award recognizes […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust committed to diversity and inclusion

Chesapeake Bay Trust committed to diversity and inclusion

| December 6, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a regional non-profit grant-making organization, has been guided by a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative since 2008, one of the oldest among environmental funders in the region.  Of particular emphasis for the Trust has been engaging under-engaged audiences.  The Trust believes that all residents of the region benefit from healthy natural resources, […]

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Daily News Brief | December 6, 2017

Daily News Brief | December 6, 2017

| December 6, 2017

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. Today…Mayor Buckley appoints some senior staff and invites the public to an open house tomorrow. St. Anne’s Church wants fiberglass louvers on their steeple, stay tuned to find out […]

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