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Gigi’s Playhouse now open

Gigi’s Playhouse now open

| February 17, 2018

GiGi’s Playhouse, a non-profit Down syndrome achievement center, opened its 36th North American location this past Saturday in Annapolis with over 500 individuals in attendance. The celebration featured tours of the Playhouse, crafts, face painting, speeches from First Lady Yumi Hogan, GiGi’s Playhouse founder Nancy Gianni, Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce president Bob Burdon and a […]

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Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

Flu Deaths Spike in Children: 75% Didn’t Get Flu Shot

| February 17, 2018

A sharp spike in flu deaths among children was reported Friday by the CDC.  Called the worst flu season in a decade, another 22 children died last week.  Across the US, 84 children have died of the flu since the season began.   But there may be some good news. This week, researchers reported  that […]

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Changes coming to the Annapolis Mall food court and Bowtie Cinemas

Changes coming to the Annapolis Mall food court and Bowtie Cinemas

| February 17, 2018

One of the Chesapeake Bay region’s most longstanding and beloved retail destinations, Westfield Annapolis, has begun a modernization and revitalization program, with construction now underway on an all-new ‘food hall’ inspired Dining Court slated to open this summer. In keeping with the sleek, modern food halls Westfield has integrated into a number of its premier […]

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Annapolis Film Festival hosts “Shorts Challenge” contest on women’s/girl’s issues

Annapolis Film Festival hosts “Shorts Challenge” contest on women’s/girl’s issues

| February 17, 2018

Always wanted to make a film? Have the idea but don’t have the dough? Don’t know who to hire for all the aspects that go into filmmaking? Now’s your chance. For the first time the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) is hosting a Shorts Challenge: Pitch Contest. The winner receives $30,000 in-kind production services to turn […]

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Arundel Mills planning big sales for President’s Day Weekend

Arundel Mills planning big sales for President’s Day Weekend

| February 16, 2018

The first major shopping weekend of the year is almost here! Arundel Mills is hosting its annual Presidents’ Day Super Sale, February 16 – 19 where Baltimore/Washington area residents will have an exclusive chance to receive bigger, better, bolder, savings on top of the center’s discounts of up to 70% off every day. During the four-day […]

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BGE launches new free app

BGE launches new free app

| February 16, 2018

BGE recently launched its free mobile app, which allows customers to easily access account information on the go. Featuring fingerprint login, push alerts and swipe to pay, the app makes it simple for residential and commercial customers to manage accounts on smartphones and tablets. “We are always looking to create more options for our customers […]

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Drowning reported in College Creek, turns out it was a pair of Johnnies out for a swim

Drowning reported in College Creek, turns out it was a pair of Johnnies out for a swim

| February 16, 2018

At 12:20 pm today, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, and Naval Academy fire department units were dispatched for “a person floating in the water not moving,” in the area of the King George Street bridge. The call to 9-1-1 was placed by a concerned citizen driving over the bridge. On location Fire department units were unable to […]

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Special Irish History Dinner presented by Derek Warfield

Special Irish History Dinner presented by Derek Warfield

| February 16, 2018

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones are coming to Killarney House in Davidsonville, MD, for two nights only, February 21st and 22nd , 2018 (Thursday already 50% sold out!).  Doors open at 7:30 pm with shows starting at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.KillarneyHousePub.com. In addition to these two […]

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

| February 16, 2018

The Chinese New Year of the Dog begins on February 16, and the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi is kicking off the celebration with a series of free and low-cost workshops. The holiday lasts for 15 days. People around the world ring in the Lunar New Year with celebrations of feasting, […]

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Daily News Brief | February 16, 2018

Daily News Brief | February 16, 2018

| February 16, 2018

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. Today’s episode is sponsored by Sean O’Neill at RBC Wealth Management Today…An overdose call in the Giant Food parking lot results in a haz-mat incident. County Executive Schuh has good […]

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Sidney Butcher new AACPS Board of Education member

Sidney Butcher new AACPS Board of Education member

| February 15, 2018

The School Board Appointment Commission of Anne Arundel County appointed Sidney Butcher of Hanover to fill the vacant District 32 seat on the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County last night. Butcher will be sworn in at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, by the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. Five candidates […]

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Overdose in Giant parking lot leads to hazmat incident

Overdose in Giant parking lot leads to hazmat incident

| February 15, 2018

UPDATE FROM AFD:  Upon further investigation the chemical substance found has been identified as Sodium Azide. According to the CDC “Sodium azide is a rapidly acting, potentially deadly chemical that exists as an odorless white solid.” It is unknown as to how the Patient came in possession of this chemical. Proper precaution was taken and the […]

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AACC Symphony Orchestra to perform on February 24th

AACC Symphony Orchestra to perform on February 24th

| February 15, 2018

The Maryland Concert Series will present the Anne Arundel Community College Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Anna Binneweg 7:30 p.m. Saturday February 24, 2018 in the North County High School auditorium, 10 E. First Ave. in Ferndale. Binneweg will conduct the symphony as they embark on a musical journey through an array of works […]

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Schuh commits $2.4M to combat homelessness in Anne Arundel

Schuh commits $2.4M to combat homelessness in Anne Arundel

| February 15, 2018

County Executive Steve Schuh today announced Anne Arundel County was awarded $2.43 million in competitive federal funding to end homelessness. The award, which was granted to the County from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the nationally competitive Continuum of Care (CoC) program, will support 14 different ongoing projects working to provide […]

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Schuh announces smart growth initiatives for Anne Arundel County

Schuh announces smart growth initiatives for Anne Arundel County

| February 15, 2018

Note: The County Executive talks about this and more in a recent episode of The Maryland Crabs Podcast. (See below to listen) After more than six months of intensive public input during the General Development Planning process, County Executive Steve Schuh has announced further steps Anne Arundel County will take to ensure responsible, measured growth. […]

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State Police warn about prank calls

State Police warn about prank calls

| February 15, 2018

After receiving multiple calls today from people as far away as Hawaii, Maryland State Police investigators are making this public notification that unknown suspects are apparently using a web-based service to make prank calls throughout the country that appear as if they are from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division. Some people are reporting they […]

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Baysox looking for National Anthem singers on March 17

Baysox looking for National Anthem singers on March 17

| February 15, 2018

The Bowie Baysox will host live auditions at Prince George’s Stadium on Saturday, March 17 to sing the national anthem before a 2018 Baysox home game. Stadium gates open for registration at 9 a.m. and auditions begin at 9:30 a.m. The team has a live performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before all 70 home games. […]

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Daily News Brief | February 15, 2018

Daily News Brief | February 15, 2018

| February 15, 2018

Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. Today’s episode is sponsored by Sean O’Neill at RBC Wealth Management Today…A tragic shooting in a Florida school leaves 17 dead. Shots ring out at Ft. Meade as SUV tries […]

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Art Garfunkel coming to Annapolis

Art Garfunkel coming to Annapolis

| February 14, 2018

Rams Head Promotions announces Art Garfunkel at Francis Scott Key Auditorium on St. John’s College campus in Annapolis, Maryland on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Tickets on sale Friday, February 16 @ 12pm.   Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music […]

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Marine & Maritime Career Expo returning to AHS on February 24th

Marine & Maritime Career Expo returning to AHS on February 24th

| February 14, 2018

Do you know a student who loves boats? The water? Science? Technology? Math? If so, you need to save this date: On February 24, 2018 the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation will bring together students and marine and maritime industry professionals for the Marine and Maritime Career Expo at Annapolis High School. Over fifty organizations will […]

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Abrakadoodle summer camps on the horizon

Abrakadoodle summer camps on the horizon

| February 14, 2018

Camp planning time is here and creative art education company Abrakadoodle is pleased to announce its Summer Camps to engage and inspire children with art adventures that will be offered in partnership with Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks. Abrakadoodle is offering a wide variety of fun themed art camps for kids ages 4-6 and entering […]

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Shooting at Ft. Meade, suspect in custody

Shooting at Ft. Meade, suspect in custody

| February 14, 2018

Details are few (as are most details surrounding Ft. Meade and the National Security Agency campus) but at least one person has been injured in a shooting this morning at a gate into the Canine Road entrance of Ft. Meade off of Maryland Route 32 as a black SUV attempted to breach the gate. Anne […]

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