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Grammy Award winning violinist to join Annapolis Symphony next weekend

Grammy Award winning violinist to join Annapolis Symphony next weekend

| March 18, 2017

Grammy Award winning violinist James Ehnes joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for their Masterworks concert, “A Symphony of Colors,” at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8pm.  Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Ehnes in Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto.  The concert […]

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AACPS moves closer to re-districting Annapolis area schools

AACPS moves closer to re-districting Annapolis area schools

| March 18, 2017

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County has voted to move Superintendent George Arlotto’s recommendation on redistricting schools on the Annapolis Peninsula to public hearing, the next step in a process that will culminate in April. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at Annapolis High School. Testimony will only […]

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Homestead Gardens’ 2017 Annual Flower Show is now open!

Homestead Gardens’ 2017 Annual Flower Show is now open!

| March 18, 2017

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 […]

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Environmental Showcase at Annapolis Film Festival to feature The Islands and the Whales

Environmental Showcase at Annapolis Film Festival to feature The Islands and the Whales

| March 17, 2017

The way of life of a remote island culture and the devastating toll that environmental pollution is taking on the community and its children is depicted in The Islands And The Whales, the award-winning documentary featured in the Environmental Showcase of the Fifth Annapolis Film Festival, Friday, March 31 at 12:30 PM at Maryland Hall […]

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GiGi’s Playhouse receives $36K donation from Baxley Foundation

GiGi’s Playhouse receives $36K donation from Baxley Foundation

| March 17, 2017

As World Down Syndrome Day approaches on March 21st, GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis begins its celebration with a very generous donation from the Baxley Foundation that will help open the doors of this location in late Spring or early Summer 2017. GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis will provide free educational and therapeutic programs to children and adults with […]

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Franchot shuts down even more tax preparers for suspected fraud

Franchot shuts down even more tax preparers for suspected fraud

| March 17, 2017

In his ongoing effort to combat tax fraud and identity theft, Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that, effective immediately, he has suspended processing electronic and paper tax returns from 19 private tax preparers locations throughout the region, due to a high volume of questionable returns received.  “We continue to be vigilant and resolute in our […]

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Green Drinks coming up on Wednesday

Green Drinks coming up on Wednesday

| March 17, 2017

Don’t miss one of the most anticipated Green Drinks Annapolis events — our yearly trek to Homestead Gardens in the midst of its beautiful flower show,  Modern Homesteading. Green Drinks will focus on composting — the practice of returning food scraps and other organic matter back to the Earth — as Nature intended. It saves resources […]

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Hogan calls for confirmation of Schrader

Hogan calls for confirmation of Schrader

| March 16, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan has called on the Senate Executive Nominations Committee to confirm Dennis Schrader as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). Schrader has been serving as acting secretary since December 2016, where he has a critical oversight role of the state’s response to the heroin and opioid crisis and […]

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Annapolis Yacht Club announces 2017 racing schedule

Annapolis Yacht Club announces 2017 racing schedule

| March 16, 2017

AYC Commodore Debbie Gosselin issued a New Year’s challenge to the Annapolis Yacht Club Race Committee: finalize the Notices of Race for all regattas and open online registration by Feb. 1 to allow boat owners to enjoy an early start in building their competitive schedules. “People like to look ahead and plan,” Gosselin said. “It […]

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Little Feat and Robert Cray coming to Annapolis

Little Feat and Robert Cray coming to Annapolis

| March 16, 2017

RAMS HEAD PROMOTIONS PRESENTS LITTLE FEAT at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Sunday, May 28 Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm $85 – $115 ON SALE: Friday, March 17 @ 10am   FOR TICKETS: www.ramsheadonstage.com Rams Head On Stage Box Office at 33 West Street, Annapolis, MD (410) 268-4545 www.ticketfly.com   littlefeat.net facebook.com/LittleFeat twitter.com/littlefeattweet   ***************************************************************** […]

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Key School’s Annapolis Book Festival scheduled for April 8th

Key School’s Annapolis Book Festival scheduled for April 8th

| March 16, 2017

Retired general and former head of the NSA and CIA, Michael V. Hayden; singer, software entrepreneur and Johns Hopkins professor, Thomas Dolby; president of Save the Children Action Network, Mark K. Shriver; thriller writer Jeffery Deaver; podcast host and author Rabia Chaudry; and, historian and writer Pamela Haag are among many distinguished speakers scheduled to […]

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USNA formal dress parades scheduled

USNA formal dress parades scheduled

| March 16, 2017

The Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will present three formal dress parades this spring semester. All parades are open to the public. ·         Friday, April 7 at 4 p.m. – Formal Parade ·         Friday, April 21 at 4 p.m. – Dedication Parade The Dedication Parade honors academy faculty who are retiring, completing 20 or more […]

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Medical marijuana dispensary looks to open on West Street in Annapolis

Medical marijuana dispensary looks to open on West Street in Annapolis

| March 16, 2017

A medical marijuana dispensary has applied for the required special exception zoning from Anne Arundel County to open up the county’s first dispensary.  The location is at 2029 West Street in the space previously occupied by a tattoo and piercing shop near the corner of West and Solomons Island Road. Advanced Alternative Therapies, LLC is […]

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Director Rob Reiner to attend Annapolis Film Festival in support of latest film, LBJ

Director Rob Reiner to attend Annapolis Film Festival in support of latest film, LBJ

| March 16, 2017

The multi-faceted film industry icon Rob Reiner, who directed AFF Opening Night Film LBJ, and his wife Michele Singer Reiner, are expected to attend AFF’s Opening Night, along with actor Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice, Fargo), who plays President John F. Kennedy in the film.  Reiner is a celebrated actor, writer, director, producer, and activist. As […]

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MSP searching for woman missing from Jessup

MSP searching for woman missing from Jessup

| March 15, 2017

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″ […]

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Special exhibit opening at Hammond-Harwood House on April 1

Special exhibit opening at Hammond-Harwood House on April 1

| March 15, 2017

The exquisite collection of furniture and fine art acquired for the Hammond-Harwood House has benefited from the expertise of trained museum professionals. Marvin Ross (1904-1977), an early trustee, is a prime example. Ross, who was an expert on the Byzantine era, led an extraordinary life as Curator of Medieval and Subsequent Arts at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and later as […]

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Crosby hires Ian Potts as Digital Designer

Crosby hires Ian Potts as Digital Designer

| March 15, 2017

Ian Potts joins Crosby Marketing Communications as a Digital Designer. He will support a wide variety of digital marketing and social media initiatives for clients, including Military OneSource, the Department of Defense’s flagship digital services platform that supports service members and their families across the globe. Potts has spent nearly a decade in digital design […]

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Final lectures in advance of Madame Butterfly this weekend

Final lectures in advance of Madame Butterfly this weekend

| March 15, 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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AAMC selected to design and test prototype to transform care for older adults

AAMC selected to design and test prototype to transform care for older adults

| March 14, 2017

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has been selected as one of four health systems nationally to develop a prototype model aimed to transform care for older adults. With a $250,000 grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation, AAMC will work over the course of 42 months to co-design and test the Age-Friendly Health Systems prototype […]

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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

| March 14, 2017

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 […]

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Jeffrey Osborne coming back again at Rams Head On Stage!

Jeffrey Osborne coming back again at Rams Head On Stage!

| March 14, 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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New Executive Director take reins at Seeds 4 Success

New Executive Director take reins at Seeds 4 Success

| March 14, 2017

The Board of Directors of Seeds 4 Success is pleased to announce Najiba Hlemi has been named the new Executive Director, effective February 20. Ms. Hlemi brings to her new role a wealth of experience in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing and legislation/advocacy. Hermost recent position was as Executive Director for the DMV Food Truck Association. […]

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