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MVA expands call center hours

MVA expands call center hours

| January 5, 2017

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) announced a one-hour increase in their weekday call-center hours to expand the time customers can call: from 8:30 a.m. now until 5:30 p.m.(EST).  This expansion is part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Customer Service Initiative and will make government resources more convenient and accessible to Maryland citizens.  […]

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10 educators named finalists in 2017 Teacher of the Year for Anne Arundel County

10 educators named finalists in 2017 Teacher of the Year for Anne Arundel County

| January 5, 2017

Ten educators from all levels of the public school system were named today as semifinalists for 2017 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. The semifinalists are: Joshua Carroll, South River High School Alma Durm, Ruth Parker Eason School Nancy Hack-Behringer, Mayo Elementary School Janet Liimatta, Ferndale Early Education Center Sally Paz y […]

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Hogan unveils $65M environmental legislative package

Hogan unveils $65M environmental legislative package

| January 4, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan  announced key elements of the administration’s environmental agenda for the 2017 legislative session, which includes targeted investments and market-based solutions to protect and preserve Maryland’s environment and natural resources. The governor’s 2017 Environmental Package includes initiatives to grow jobs in green industries, promote the use of electric vehicles, invest in renewable energy […]

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Daily fantasy sports nor regulated in Maryland

Daily fantasy sports nor regulated in Maryland

| January 4, 2017

With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “It is entirely appropriate that we enforce […]

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Smith resigns as President of Downtown Annapolis Partnership

Smith resigns as President of Downtown Annapolis Partnership

| January 4, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Downtown Annapolis Partnership (DAP) announced that Mr. Doug Smith has resigned as Board President for personal reasons, effective January 1, 2017. Ms. Melanie Murphy, Board Vice President, has been named the Interim Board President until the official election of the Board President. “The Board is thankful for Doug’s efforts […]

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Anne Arundel County Police investigating Annapolis homicide

Anne Arundel County Police investigating Annapolis homicide

| January 4, 2017

On January 2, 2017 at approximately 1:44 pm, officers responded to the 1800 block of Kimberwicke Place, Annapolis, Maryland for a call of shots heard in the area. Responding officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s) lying outside of his residence. The officers administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until […]

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Jesse Colin Young at Rams Head On Stage

Jesse Colin Young at Rams Head On Stage

| January 3, 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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It’s a New Year, get out and volunteer

It’s a New Year, get out and volunteer

| January 3, 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 County Department of Aging and Disabilities 1. The Department […]

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First Chef’s Table Wine Dinner of 2017 at Blackwall Hitch

First Chef’s Table Wine Dinner of 2017 at Blackwall Hitch

| January 3, 2017

“A Food Network kind of dinner.” This comment from a recent guest at the Blackwall Hitch’s Chef’s Table Wine dinner highlights the full-on food experience these events offer. Original gourmet creations, the perfect wines and lively conversation make this an evening to remember. Blackwall Hitch Chef Jonathan Seningen and Sommelier Chris Bassett invite you to […]

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Brian Ganz to play Chopin’s early works at UUCA

Brian Ganz to play Chopin’s early works at UUCA

| January 2, 2017

Brian Ganz, internationally renowned classical pianist, will present a solo concert of Chopin’s youthful creations on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (UUCA), 333 Dubois Road. The program, “Chopin: A Young Genius,” will feature the composer’s 12 Etudes, Op. 10–early works that set the standard for demanding […]

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St. Anne’s School of Annapolis to host Early Childhood Open House on January 11

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis to host Early Childhood Open House on January 11

| January 2, 2017

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis welcomes prospective students and their families to join us on Wednesday, January 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 am for our Early Childhood (two- to four-year olds) Open House. Families are invited to learn how St. Anne’s School of Annapolis tailors the internationally renowned Reggio Emilia educational program to our Early […]

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Governor Hogan appoints Robbyn Lewis to House of Delegates

Governor Hogan appoints Robbyn Lewis to House of Delegates

| January 2, 2017

Governor Larry Hogan  announced the appointment of Robbyn Lewis to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Lewis to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. Lewis will replace Delegate Pete Hammen, who has accepted an appointment by Mayor Catherine Pugh as the chief of operations for Baltimore […]

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Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones Are Coming to Killarney House

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones Are Coming to Killarney House

| January 1, 2017

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones Are Coming to Killarney House for one night only, February 23rd! Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:00pm Tickets are $25, and are available online at www.KillarneyHousePub.com Irish festivals all over the United States have been host to Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones since 2007. […]

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Dominion Brewing to release long-discontinued Millennium Ale in January

Dominion Brewing to release long-discontinued Millennium Ale in January

| January 1, 2017

After a long, three year hiatus, Dominion’s Millennium Ale is back! This Barley Wine Style Ale uses the original recipe first brewed in Ashburn, Virginia to commemorate their 1000th batch of beer. This full bodied English/American style barley wine comes in at 10.5%. Millennium is brewed with Pale and Crystal Malts, Perle, Hallertau, Mt. Hood […]

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Hillsmere Elementary to celebrate 50 years in 2017

Hillsmere Elementary to celebrate 50 years in 2017

| December 31, 2016

Hillsmere Elementary School opened its doors to students in 1967, and is gearing up to celebrate its milestone 50th anniversary in 2017! Various celebratory activities are being planned to include an inspirational video, a dedicated anniversary Facebook page, and an open house event on April 28th. Hillsmere is asking former Hornet staff, alumni and friends […]

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Schuh creates commission for Government Innovation and Effectiveness

Schuh creates commission for Government Innovation and Effectiveness

| December 31, 2016

County Executive Steve Schuh has formed the County Executive’s Commission on Government Innovation and Effectiveness, a bipartisan effort to examine how government can better serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County. “We are committed to providing the best government we can to the citizens of Anne Arundel County,” said Schuh. “We need a wholesale review […]

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AAMC gets recommendation for open heart surgery center

AAMC gets recommendation for open heart surgery center

| December 31, 2016

Earlier today, the Capital reported that Anne Arundel Medical Center was selected for an open heart surgery program over BWMC. County Executive Steve Schuh today released a statement on the Maryland Health Care Commission’s recommendation that Anne Arundel Medical Center receive approval for an open heart surgery program: “We are grateful that Anne Arundel County is […]

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Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation sees rebound in real estate

Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation sees rebound in real estate

| December 31, 2016

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation today announced that its 2017 reassessment of more than 750,000 residential and commercial properties marked that group’s largest increase in value since 2008. These properties, also known as “Group 2,” are reassessed by the Department every three years and account for one-third of the more than two million […]

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Brooklyn Park man sentenced to 18 years for attacking wife

Brooklyn Park man sentenced to 18 years for attacking wife

| December 30, 2016

Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced that Randal Harper, 47, of Brooklyn Park, was sentenced yesterday by Circuit Court Judge J. Michael Wachs to 36 years with 18 years of active incarceration for First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and False Imprisonment. Harper was found guilty in November 2016.   “What this woman had to […]

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BGE reflects on 200th year

BGE reflects on 200th year

| December 30, 2016

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), founded as the Gas Light Company of Baltimore in 1816, marked its bicentenary throughout 2016 with both company employees and the residents and customers throughout central Maryland. “As BGE’s 200th anniversary year comes to a close, it has never been more clear to us that the innovations of America’s […]

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Is volunteering in your plans for 2017?

Is volunteering in your plans for 2017?

| December 30, 2016

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.   AARP Anne Arundel County 2016 Tax Return Preparation AARP will […]

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UPDATED: Taxi driver critical after being shot in Bay Ridge Gardens Apartments, police make arrest

UPDATED: Taxi driver critical after being shot in Bay Ridge Gardens Apartments, police make arrest

| December 29, 2016

UPDATE 7:59am 12/30/2016 from APD: Johnson was arrested on December 27th by Anne Arundel County Police for a stolen auto and released. Officers responded to Forest Hills Av and Bricin St for a report of a shooting and located a Green Taxi Cab. The 56 year old male driver of the cab had been shot […]

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