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Plans underway to celebrate 50 years at CBMM

Plans underway to celebrate 50 years at CBMM

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plans are underway for a year-long celebration at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., as the institution prepares for its 50th anniversary in 2015. Led by a committee of museum staff and board, the festivities kick off on Memorial Day weekend with a May 23 Party on the Point: Celebrating 50 Years […]

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SPCA reduces fees for holiday adoptions

SPCA reduces fees for holiday adoptions

| December 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Americans are inundated each year by classic images of  bow-bedecked puppies or kitten-stuffed stockings, so it’s not surprising that many families bring pets home for the holidays. ‘Tis the season for shopping and saving, so the SPCA of Anne Arundel County is joining forces with national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society for a special […]

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World Artists Experiences to present Ukrainian musicians at Maryland Hall

World Artists Experiences to present Ukrainian musicians at Maryland Hall

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

An evening featuring the music and folk dances of Ukraine will be presented at 7 p.m. January 8 at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts, 901 Chase St., Annapolis. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Live music, representing the soul of Ukraine, will be played by the Gerdan ensemble and feature traditional […]

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Anne Arundel Cares helps to raise $15K on #GivingTuesday

Anne Arundel Cares helps to raise $15K on #GivingTuesday

| December 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Local nonprofits raised $15,382 through Anne Arundel Cares on #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to one’s community.  $10,882 was contributed online to 20 different nonprofits on Tuesday, December 2nd through the Anne Arundel Cares website.  In addition, HOPE for All, the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County, Opportunity Builders, Inc., Creating Communities and […]

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Arts Council announces award recipients

Arts Council announces award recipients

| December 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is pleased to announce the recipients of Strategic Grant funding for fiscal year 2015. The Strategic Impact Grants Program was created last year to encourage non profit arts and historic preservation organizations within the County to attract and reach new audiences in innovative ways. This year $82,742.00 is […]

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Get your polar bear plunge on in January

Get your polar bear plunge on in January

| December 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Maryland State Police (MSP) will host the 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and PlungeFest on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. More than 10,000 from across the state will plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for a chilly dip to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), which provides year-round sports […]

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Bello Machre receives $10K grant

Bello Machre receives $10K grant

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bello Machre is pleased to announce today that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to welcome four adults into one of its new wheelchair-accessible homes. “Bello Machre’s work with people who are developmentally disabled is incredibly important to the Anne Arundel community,” said David Millman, Maryland and Baltimore […]

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Captain Avery Museum now has 2015 tour bells for sale

Captain Avery Museum now has 2015 tour bells for sale

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Tour Bell is a beautiful green and red gift card that can be redeemed for the Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) being held in May 2015. The pilgrimage in Southern Anne Arundel County is sponsored by the Captain Avery Museum. Offered at only $25, the sales of the Tour Bells benefit the Captain […]

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Freeze Your Buns Off 5K

Freeze Your Buns Off 5K

| December 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Burn off those extra holiday calories and earn money for the Special Olympics Maryland at the 2nd Annual Freeze Your Buns 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety and Police on Saturday, Jan. 17. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. until noon […]

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So, there were hundreds of Santas in Annapolis yesterday?

So, there were hundreds of Santas in Annapolis yesterday?

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yes Virginia, it’s true!  The 2nd Annual Annapolis SantaCon organized by the Hospice Hundred Committee benefiting Chesapeake Kids happened yesterday with great success. SantaCon is part pub-crawl, part fundraiser, part flash mob; but most definitely and a whole lot of holiday madness and fun.  Anyone and everyone who wanted to get into the Christmas spirit by supporting a […]

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Tickets available for annual Martin Luther King Breakfast

Tickets available for annual Martin Luther King Breakfast

| December 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ticket sales are underway for the 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 19, at Anne Arundel Community College. For the first time, this year’s guest speaker is a middle school student, Katherine Hernandez Marroquin. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the program begins at 8 a.m. in the David […]

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Rotary of South AA announces Lights of Kindness awards

Rotary of South AA announces Lights of Kindness awards

| December 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

In its 1st year, this new fundraising event organized by the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County and sponsored by Homestead Gardens, Merrill Lynch, and Killarney House concluded on Sunday September 7th at 3pm. Nineteen charities and their sponsoring organizations were represented in the Christmas Tree decorating competition which attracted thousands of visitors over four days […]

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Rotary of South AA awarded Foundation of the Year

Rotary of South AA awarded Foundation of the Year

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In its 14th year, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) hosted the Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon at the Annapolis Double Tree Hotel on November 21, 2014.  CFAAC recognized the individuals, families, businesses and civic organizations, whose generosity, philanthropic leadership, and motivation of others improves the quality of life for all in Anne Arundel County.  The […]

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New watershed grant program for Anne Arundel County

New watershed grant program for Anne Arundel County

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a new grant program, the Watershed Restoration Grant Program, to support restoration activities throughout Anne Arundel County to improve water quality in local streams and rivers. The grant program was created to engage local nonprofit organizations, landowners, and communities in efforts […]

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Walk the Walk Foundation bringing joy to 1000 local children

Walk the Walk Foundation bringing joy to 1000 local children

| December 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

In the true hustle & bustle of the holiday season, local nonprofit Walk the Walk Foundation has been busier than ever before. Together with sponsors from the community, they are providing Christmas for over 1,000 children this year. Along with local families, individuals, and businesses, Walk the Walk is partnering with Annapolis Area Christian School, […]

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Medals4Mettle donated more than 1000 medals to AAMC

Medals4Mettle donated more than 1000 medals to AAMC

| December 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Children from the pediatric unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) were the inaugural Maryland recipients of running medals from Medals4Mettle (M4M), a national non-profit organization that collects earned finishers’ medals from half marathoners, marathoners and triathletes, and presents these medals to patients fighting chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Knowing there are many in a tougher race […]

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AMM announces winter lecture series

AMM announces winter lecture series

| December 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Annapolis Maritime Museum has announced the 2015 Winter Lecture Series schedule. The educational and informative series of eight (8) wintertime talks provides rich and stimulating topics from an esteemed group of lecturers’.  From Oyster Aquaculture, to NASA satellite images of our oceans, to the ‘Bridging’ of the Chesapeake, there are subjects for a diverse […]

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CBMM strikes exhibitions January 5th

CBMM strikes exhibitions January 5th

| December 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is making room for a new exhibition in its Steamboat Building, with the announcement of two exhibitions coming to a close. Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake, and Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Bay Tugboats will close on January 5, as the museum prepares for a […]

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15 County teachers receive grants for classroom tools

15 County teachers receive grants for classroom tools

| December 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County has awarded more than $6,000 in mini grants to fifteen local school teachers through its Grants 4Teachers program.  The Grants 4 Teachers Fund provides grants to teachers in the Anne Arundel County Public School System for special projects or the tools needed in their classrooms to create the […]

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Hospice of the Chesapeake announces 2015 Hospice Royale

Hospice of the Chesapeake announces 2015 Hospice Royale

| December 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

The community is invited to come and celebrate at Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Annual Gala from 6 p.m. to midnight on March 21, 2015 at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel. The gala titled 2015 Hospice Royale, is the nonprofit’s signature  black tie event featuring an open bar, fine cuisine, a silent and live auction, and […]

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Electronic navigation for non-technical people

Electronic navigation for non-technical people

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering its Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop on Saturday, January 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, with class size limited and pre-registration needed. “Interest in this program is high because it’s specifically for the non-technical person,” said CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jennifer Kuhn. “We had a waiting list […]

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Katcef Brothers partners with Bike Like A Girl for RAAM 2015

Katcef Brothers partners with Bike Like A Girl for RAAM 2015

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The local cycling team, Bike Like a Girl, is only the second 8-woman team in Race Across America history (RAAM), with the mission of raising money and awareness in support of empowering girls and women through cycling.  The team begins the race on June 20, 2015 in Oceanside, CA and hopes to break the existing […]

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