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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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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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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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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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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 5.

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy.” an Annapolis reflection, Part 5.

| March 20, 2017

“Libraries Transform,” the theme of National Library Week, April 9-15, strikes a chord with me. The Annapolis public library of my youth certainly helped transform me. It will probably surprise some people to know where this library was located. It was just two blocks from our apartment on Main Street, on Church Circle, in a […]

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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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Hey, why aren’t you on WRNR anymore?

Hey, why aren’t you on WRNR anymore?

| March 20, 2017

Over the past few weeks, I have received a number of emails, texts, phone calls, and messages on social media about my absence from the WRNR morning show. And I wanted to dispel any rumors or #AlternativeFacts that might be circulating. Sadly, it is true, I am not longer co-hosting the Morning Show on 103.1 FM WRNR (despite […]

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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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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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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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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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Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

| March 17, 2017

Flu has spiked to high levels, again, according to today’s report from DHMH flu tracker.  After a decreasing rate the week prior, flu is back up to “High Intensity Levels” and “Widespread Geographic Activity”, according to the Friday March 17th report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Find out what you can do to prevent getting–or […]

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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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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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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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