Eye On Annapolis » LIFE IN THE AREA http://www.eyeonannapolis.net ...it's about the quality of life! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:01:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Big weekend on tap at Maryland Hallhttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/big-weekend-on-tap-at-maryland-hall/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=big-weekend-on-tap-at-maryland-hall http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/big-weekend-on-tap-at-maryland-hall/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:43:43 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=79839 Your feet won’t stand still this weekend if you are at Maryland Hall.  Friday brings back the sounds of Motown and all your favorites. And then on Sunday, the 18 piece Whit Williams Big Band takes the stage!

Motown: Celebrating 55 Years motown_l

Friday, April 25 | 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25; $20 MHCA Members

Link: http://www.marylandhall.org/performance-detail/11975

Enjoy a special evening that ignites images and remembrances of a musical era gone by. Featuring the music of The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Isaac Hayes, Patti LaBelle, Sly & The Family Stone, Whitney Houston, Earth, Wind & Fire and more!

whit_lWhit Williams “Now’s The Time” Big Band

Sunday, April 27 | 7 pm

Tickets: $25; $20 MHCA Members

Link: http://www.marylandhall.org/performance-detail/10877

Take a musical journey through the Jazz, Swing and Big Band Era with noted Baltimore musician and bandleader Whit Williams at a concert by his “Now’s the Time” Big Band. Williams’ 18-piece band will perform music by notable jazz artists such as Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonius Monk and others who made the Big Band sound of the 30s, 40s and 50s so memorable.

*Promo Code for readers: Purchase tickets online for $ 13/person with the promo code ANNAPOLIS and save almost 50% off regular tickets!

Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
April 22Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
April 23Edwin McCain Trio w. Mark Bryan
April 24Four Bitchin' Babes: 'Mid Life Vices'
April 25Earl Klugh (6:30 Show)
April 25Earl Klugh (9:30 Show)
April 26LoCash Cowboys

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Chesapeake Bay Trust launches “Plate Perks”http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/chesapeake-bay-trust-launches-plate-perks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chesapeake-bay-trust-launches-plate-perks http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/chesapeake-bay-trust-launches-plate-perks/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=79894 plateperks_webgraphicToday, in conjunction with Earth Day, a new incentives and rewards program called “Plate Perks” was launched by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The program is designed to raise awareness for the valuable work the Chesapeake Bay Trust does and how the sales of “Treasure the Chesapeake” license plates have a direct impact on improving the Bay.

Bay plate owners will now receive “perks/rewards” including preferred parking at various locations in Maryland as well as discounts on merchandise and services from various businesses. Bay plate “membership” cards have been produced and will be distributed to any Bay plate owner who is interested, free of charge. Businesses that participate in the “Plate Perks” Program gain exposure by being listed on the bayplate.org website and through other marketing efforts.

The founding partners and their respective incentives include:

  • Bay Deejays – 5% discount on services to all Bay plate owners with membership card
  • Boatyard Bar & Grill – Preferred parking for 1 Bay plate owner
  • Bowie Baysox – $5 off each ticket for Monday night home games (up to 4 tickets) with membership card
  • Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company – Discounted refills in roastery with membership card and 25% off online orders with promo code: plateperks25
  • Eastport Shell – 5% off services over $100, and $100 off any service over $1,000 with membership card
  • Homestead Gardens – Preferred parking for up to 2 Bay plate owners at the Davidsonville location
  • Rams Head Roadhouse – Preferred parking for up to 2 Bay plate owners
  • Rams Head Shore House – Preferred parking for up to 2 Bay plate owners
  • Tommy Bahama of the Annapolis Mall – Private fitting appointment prior to store opening with refreshments
  • Towne Park – Incentive Coming Soon!
  • Yellowfin Steak & Fish House – Preferred parking for up to 4 Bay plate owners

CBT - photo 2“The Chesapeake Bay Trust is so thankful for the more than 400,000 Marylanders who have purchased a ‘Treasure the Chesapeake’ license plate and we wanted to do something to give back to them,” said Jana Davis, executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. “The 20 dollars Marylanders spend when they purchase a Bay plate goes a long way toward restoring our streams, planting new trees, and getting kids outside. We hope that Bay plate owners will take advantage of these great deals and see multiple benefits to owning a Bay plate.”

Businesses of any size are welcome to participate in the Plate Perks program and can structure a deal and/or incentive that works for their company. Additional “perks” business partners will be announced in the coming weeks and any business interested in participating can contact Molly Alton Mullins at mmullins@cbtrust.org.

“We are proud to support the Chesapeake Bay Trust and to be one of the first businesses to participate in the Plate Perks program,” said Michael Waldon, Brand Manager, Chesapeake Roasting Company. “Through our H2O Initiative, we’re deeply committed to Bay restoration and this is one more way for us to achieve that goal.”

Plate Perks Chesapeake Bay Trust

L-R; Brian Shallcross, Bowie Baysox; Jana Davis, CBT; Rocko, Bowie Baysox; Stephanie Gilbert, Tommy Bahama; Erin McNaboe, Rams Head Group; Michael Waldon, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company.

“We jumped at the opportunity to get involved in the program, “ said Kevin Gersonde, General Manager, Yellowfin Steak & Fish House. “With our South River location and large parking lot, it seemed very logical to offer four of our prime parking spots to Bay plate owners. It’s a simple way to help get the word out about the great work that the Chesapeake Bay Trust does.”

“The Bowie Baysox has partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Trust for many years, including promoting Bay awareness during our Friday ‘Bay Night’ home games,” said Brian Shallcross, General Manager, Bowie Baysox. “We hope this program will continue to showcase to our fans how committed we are to the community and to protecting Maryland’s most treasured natural resource, the Chesapeake Bay.”

To find out more about the Plate Perks program, visit bayplate.org. Through this website, Bay plate owners can sign up to receive their free membership card in the mail and start benefitting from the program today.

If a Marylander does not own a Bay plate, they can purchase one online at bayplate.org which will be mailed directly to their home.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a 4 Star charity that take 90 cents of every dollar it receives and dedicates it to projects and programs that benefit the Chesapeake Bay and local communities. To find out more about the Trust and its programs, visit www.cbtrust.org.

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Art show demonstrates students’ range at AACC (April 7-24, 2014)http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/art-show-demonstrates-students-range-at-aacc-april-7-24-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=art-show-demonstrates-students-range-at-aacc-april-7-24-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/art-show-demonstrates-students-range-at-aacc-april-7-24-2014/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:49:59 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76470 Maria Penayo

Maria Penayo of Odenton chose striking lighting to create her photograph, “Self Portrait.” Her work, selected as a purchase prize piece, is among those on exhibit as part of Anne Arundel’s annual Student Art Show now through April 24 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. For more information, visithttp://www.aacc.edu/visualarts/newsevents.cfm

See the wealth of creative artistic potential at Anne Arundel Community College’s Annual Student Art Show, ending on April 24 at the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery on the Arnold campus.

Nate Larson, photographer and professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, selected over 80 artworks for inclusion in the show from the more than 230 pieces submitted by students. Viewers can enjoy paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, video and sculpture that represent the range of AACC student artistic endeavors.

Larson also chose work from six students for purchase prizes. These exceptional artworks will enter the AACC Student Art Collection and remain on permanent display at the college. Larson’s selections include a mystery-laden self-portrait photograph by Maria Penayo of Odenton; Jim Earl of Crownsville’s sturdy modern intaglio print; a sensitive silver gelatin print by Tess Geissler of Arnold; a lithograph and colored paper study by Cathy Farrell Sheahan of Annapolis; “Cowgirl Kate” a striking painting by Amy Healey of Arnold; and an attenuated and red bust by Richard Starr of Crofton.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday, with evening hours Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

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Cleo’s Fine Oils & Vinegars attracts nearly 100 to screeninghttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/cleos-fine-oils-vinegars-attracts-nearly-100-to-screening/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cleos-fine-oils-vinegars-attracts-nearly-100-to-screening http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/22/cleos-fine-oils-vinegars-attracts-nearly-100-to-screening/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:18:16 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76514 Left to Right… Lucia Pinelli, Saleta Cameron, Sharon Simon, Jessica Paholsky  (Courtesy photo)

Left to Right… Lucia Pinelli, Saleta Cameron, Sharon Simon, Jessica Paholsky (Courtesy photo)

A screening of “What’s In Your Bottle?” at Cleo’s Fine Oils & Vinegars on Saturday, April, 12 attracted over 75 attendants. The film traces organic olives from tree to table, beginning at Il Fontanaro Organic Farm in Italy, traveling through Cleo’s Fine Oils in Annapolis and ending in a family kitchen in Severna Park.

Filmmaker Jessica Paholsky of Penn State University and Lucia Pinelli, producer of Il Fontanaro extra virgin olive oil, were on hand with Linda and Saleta Cameron of Cleo’s to celebrate the screening and Lucia’s recent NYC International Olive Oil competition Silver Medal award.

Cleo’s is the only supplier of Il Fontanaro extra virgin olive in the US.

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K&B True Value offers fundraising programhttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/kb-true-value-offers-fundraising-program/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kb-true-value-offers-fundraising-program http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/kb-true-value-offers-fundraising-program/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76485 PopcornK&B True Value is pleased to offer local non-profit and youth organizations a unique no-risk fundraising opportunity: “Popcorn for a Purpose.”

K&B True Value will set an organization up at the front of the store at a table with the store’s popcorn machine, supplies, and a donation jar. The organization’s volunteer(s) operates the popcorn machine offering FREE popcorn to customers, and asking for donations. It’s a free way to give local non-profit and youth organizations exposure to area residents and a no-cost, no-risk opportunity to raise funds.

K&B True Value owner Jared Littmann explains “The store owns a popcorn machine we’ve used for sales events and demonstrations but it is often idle. I wanted it to get more use.” K&B True Value has a long history of supporting community and local non-profit causes such as helping Eastport Elementary receive a grant for 40 gallons of paint to redo the school’s multi-purpose room, a grill raffle benefiting the Oyster Recovery Project and “Dogs for Dogs” a hot dog stand benefiting the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

“Popcorn for a Purpose” operates on a first come, first serve basis. K&B True Value maintains a calendar to allow organizations to reserve the popcorn machine for Friday evenings (3-7 PM) or Saturdays (10 AM – 3 PM). Both are heavy traffic time slots.

Non-profit and youth organization who would like to take advantage of this no-risk fundraising opportunity should contact Heather Stark at 410-268-3939 or Heather@kbtruevalue.com

K&B True Value, located at 912 Forest Drive in Annapolis, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014. Committed to service both in the store and the community, K&B True Value carries a wide range of environmentally friendly products, and has hosted a variety of community based events including a rain barrel program and an annual “Ladies Night.” K&B True Value has been chosen by Capital newspaper readers as “Best Local Hardware Store” four years in a row and voted “Best of the Bay” by Bay Weekly.

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Science magic at AACChttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/science-magic-at-aacc/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-magic-at-aacc http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/science-magic-at-aacc/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:30:18 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76457 ScienceNightF11balloonsBehold the Magic at AACC’s Spring Science Night

Prepare to see amazing feats before your very eyes. Is it magic? Not really. It’s science and Anne Arundel Community College science faculty members are staging Spring Science Night 2014 on April 23 to show young and old how much fun science can be.

The public can choose from two performances, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., both in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Then, just downstairs in the Student Union dining hall, demonstrations and hands-on activities will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • What you can expect at this event:
  • Learn to make slime and oobleck.
  • Look at and touch a variety of animals.
  • See a magic fire extinguisher in action.
  • Watch amazing chemistry.
  • Learn to pull a tablecloth from under dishes, plus more wonders of science.

No reservations are required. For information, contact Jason Barbour, associate professor of physical science, at 410-777-1217 or jpbarbour@aacc.edu or visit the webpage .

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Silopanna lineup announced (August 16, 2014)http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/silopanna-lineup-announced-august-16-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=silopanna-lineup-announced-august-16-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/silopanna-lineup-announced-august-16-2014/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:01:17 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76649 Last month, Rams Head Promotions announced that the Silopanna Music Festival was coming back in 2014.  Today, we are pleased to announce the lineup for what will be an epic music festival coming to Annapolis in August.



Plus a headlining surprise (we promised to not say) will be taking to three stages at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.

Ticket information:

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow at 10am. And as we all know, there are three types of ticket buyers…

  1. Early Birds – Tuesday April 22 at 10 a.m. – Friday April 25 at midnight GA: $49.50; VIP $150
  2. Middle of the morning birds – Saturday April 26 at 12:01 a.m. – August 1 at midnight GA: $59.50; VIP $150
  3. Oh hell, we should have bought these months ago birds -  Saturday August 2 at midnight – Day of Show: GA $69.50; VIP $175



Make sure you are following Silopanna online as well for some exciting contests and information. They are on

And all using the hashtag #silopanna

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Meet your Forest Drive businesses (April 29, 2014)http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/20/meet-your-forest-drive-businesses-april-29-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-your-forest-drive-businesses-april-29-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/20/meet-your-forest-drive-businesses-april-29-2014/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:12:16 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76445 SOFO logoThe South Forest Drive Business Association (SoFo Annapolis) a newly formed organization of local business owners and managers invites you to a Business Mixer and Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 29th from 6-8pm.  Everyone will have a chance to meet business leaders and SoFo members right in their own community in a relaxed atmosphere at Sam’s on the Waterfront.

Andrew Parks, proprietor of Sam’s on the Waterfront, located at 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr East in Annapolis is hosting the event.  Andrew has recently introduced a new menu at Sam’s and is also launching a specialty catering company.

SoFo Annapolis is a collection of better shops, restaurants and businesses located in the South Forest Drive corridor in Annapolis.

SoFo businesses include: Sam’s on the Waterfront, Matsu Sushi, Dovie Metzger State Farm Insurance, Craftstar Homes, Ledo Pizza & Pasta, Bru-Mar Gardens, Calico Corners, Berkshire Apartments, Wild Bird Center, Chesapeake Market Citgo, One. Incorporated, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Fast Frame, Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern, K&B True Value, Basin Investments, Catherine’s Skin Care & Spa, Bay Weekly and Capital One Bank.

For more information please contact Mark Hoffmann, SoFo Treasurer, (443) 928-8880

or visit www.sofoannapolis.com

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Relive an epic sailing adventure across the Atlantic and back (May 1, 2014)http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/20/relive-an-epic-sailing-adventure-across-the-atlantic-and-back-may-1-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=relive-an-epic-sailing-adventure-across-the-atlantic-and-back-may-1-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/20/relive-an-epic-sailing-adventure-across-the-atlantic-and-back-may-1-2014/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:52:54 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76427 Come share,  through photos and stories,  Robert and Cindy Holden’s epic sailing adventure to Europe, Atlantic Islands, West Africa and more.  Hear tales of two Atlantic crossings, sea faring cats, a boatyard under an airport, camel safaris,  dancing the Tango in front of street fighters, and more!


Robert, a sailmaker, and Cindy, an artist, after years of planning,  took off for two years to sail across the ocean, explore the other side, and sail back.  It was an adventure worth every second!

 Thursday May 1st, 7:00 PM at Fawcetts  on Bay Ridge Ave.  (Across from the Giant.)

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Meet our area leaders at Leadership Anne Arundel reception (April 30, 2014)http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/20/meet-our-area-leaders-at-leadership-anne-arundel-reception-april-30-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-our-area-leaders-at-leadership-anne-arundel-reception-april-30-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/20/meet-our-area-leaders-at-leadership-anne-arundel-reception-april-30-2014/#comments Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:05:36 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=75634 The nonprofit Leadership Anne Arundel is hosting a reception to meet and honor the area’s newest leaders.

  • LAAlogoAnne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent Mamie Perkins
  • Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Brian P. Foley
  • Navy Cyber Command Vice Admiral Jan E. Tighe
  • Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides
  • Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis
  • Anne Arundel County Fire Chief Michael Cox, Jr.
  • Anne Arundel County Chief of Staff Richard “Rook” Rogers
  • Annapolis Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles
  • Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp CEO Edward Rothstein
Wednesday, April 30th
Carrols Creek Café Waterfront Reception Room
410 Severn Avenue, Eastport

Carrols Creek is owned by LAA graduate Jeff Jacobs, offering award-winning food and giving back to our community for two decades.

Last year, Leadership Anne Arundel celebrated our area’s new leaders in a sold-out reception honoring new County Executive Laura Neuman, Anne Arundel Community College President Dawn Lindsay, Capital Newspaper Publisher Pat Richardson, Capital Newspaper Editor Steve Gunn, County Chief Operating Officer Karen Cook and County Chief of Staff Dave Cordle.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the nonprofit LAA’s educational leadership programs. LAA’s classes have created important sustaining projects, community events and foundations that have become an integral part of the community and touched many lives every year. Examples include the 21st Century Education Foundation, High School Battle of the Bands, Teen Court, and the Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County.

Tickets $75.00

Limited Tickets Available

RSVP Required to Kathleen Nieberding Temprine at kmnieberding@gmail.com or 410-212-1051

Tickets must be purchased online at the Leadership Anne Arundel website.

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