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Mayor Pantelides hosts Twitter Town Hall

Mayor Pantelides hosts Twitter Town Hall

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor, Michael Pantelides, hosted a Twitter Town Hall session this morning from 10am to 11am. Residents who were on  Twitter could ask the Mayor a question on any topic. This is an additional outreach of his office beyond the 10 minute appointments which are available monthly for residents. Below are the questions asked, in […]

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Snowden retains seat as Chair of HACA for now

Snowden retains seat as Chair of HACA for now

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last night, the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis made their quarterly report to the City Council.  The report itself was not much different than the pst ones–the organization is plodding along and meeting Federal requirements. But Carl Snowden Chairman of HACA , took about 20 minutes before the report to lambaste Mayor Pantelides […]

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Annapolis Police under fire for photographing black teens

Annapolis Police under fire for photographing black teens

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

After two men were attacked on July 21st, the Annapolis Police Department began investigating to solve the crime. The suspects were “5-7 black teenagers.” In their efforts to solve the crime, residents of Clay Street claim that the police are stopping and photographing their children and are alleging racial profiling. Chief of Police, Michael Pristoop, […]

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24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk August 21

24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk August 21

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis Gallery Association is pleased to announce its 24th Annual Annapolis Art Walk to be held Thursday evening August 21st from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The public is invited to join us in a festive evening enjoying the visual arts.  Over twenty galleries in downtown historic Annapolis are participating in this annual event, hosting new art […]

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County proposes 2 options for closed health care center

County proposes 2 options for closed health care center

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Chase Brexton Health Care and Family Health Centers of Baltimore  jointly announced two major efforts to serve people affected by the closure of People’s Community Health Centers – the opening of a temporary health clinic in Glen Burnie and a new transportation service to […]

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Annapolis Police go fishing with the kids

Annapolis Police go fishing with the kids

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The week of July 21st saw the Annapolis Police Department holding its annual youth fishing camp for the 14th year.  Youngsters from Annapolis learned how to fish with the help of officers, civilian employees, and volunteers.  Longtime participant Lt. Kevin Krauss even took vacation from his job as Commander of Criminal Investigations to go out […]

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Olivia Constants Foundation awards more than $25,000 in scholarships

Olivia Constants Foundation awards more than $25,000 in scholarships

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Olivia Constants Foundation,Inc. (OCF) a 501c3 public charity, recently awarded 12 scholarships to deserving graduated seniors. The scholarships totaled over $25,000. The foundation has been funded by donations in memory of Olivia Constants who tragically lost her life in a sailing accident near the Naval Academy in Annapolis on June 23,2011. These scholarships will […]

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“ART-chitecture” Exhibit at BWI now available online

“ART-chitecture” Exhibit at BWI now available online

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re not planning a trip to the BWI airport to see the latest Arts Council exhibit, you can still see work of Anne Arundel County artists paintings, drawings, and photographs featured in  the “ART-chitecture” Exhibit sponsored by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County by clicking on your computer to the link http://acaac.org/exhibitentry/sales/ .  […]

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Accident shuts down I-97 in Millersville

Accident shuts down I-97 in Millersville

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just after 8:15 this morning multiple units responded to the area of I-97 North near Route 32 for a reported motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Units arrived on location to find a single vehicle accident with three people ejected from the vehicle and one severely trapped. Initially a “Go Team” from the University of Maryland […]

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Swimmer drowns in Edgewater

Swimmer drowns in Edgewater

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: The Maryland Natural Resources Police have identified the drowning victim as Jorge Majano. ID in swimming fatality Saturday night in Edgewater: Jorge Majano, 26. He is 17th water-related fatality investigated by NRP this year. — MD NRP (@MDNRPolice) July 27, 2014 A 26 year old swimmer was just recovered from Almshouse Creek. Emergency crews […]

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2 accidents send 2 to shock trauma with life threatening injuries

2 accidents send 2 to shock trauma with life threatening injuries

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three motorists are fighting for their lives in shock trauma after being injured in three separate accidents. The details of the two earlier accidents are below.  A third accident, on Route 50 eastbound near St. Margarets Road sent a third person (also on a motorcycle) to shock trauma. Details of the third accident have not […]

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Annapolis launches web application to find parks in the City

Annapolis launches web application to find parks in the City

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

The City of Annapolis announces the unveiling of its park finder web application. This interactive web site allows users to locate nearby parks and recreation facilities while researching the list of the amenities within each park, trail or facility. “The parks finder web site allows Annapolis residents and visitors alike to create fun adventures and […]

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Come out for a Kegs and Corks happy hour

Come out for a Kegs and Corks happy hour

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kegs and Corks is looking to be an incredible event this year once again and we are so proud to be a sponsor!  The official pre-party kicks off on August 6th at The Greene Turtle Annapolis and will be a great chance to pre-sample some of the featured brews, have some fun, win some raffles, […]

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Explosives expert retires from Annapolis Fire Department after 8 years

Explosives expert retires from Annapolis Fire Department after 8 years

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Friday, July 25, 2014 marks the retirement of Annapolis Fire Department, Fire and Explosives Services Unit member K-9 Benny. Benny has faithfully and diligently served the citizens of Annapolis and our surrounding communities since 2006. Benny is trained in explosive detection and has won several national awards for his skill, along with his handler, Lt. Carroll Spriggs. During his […]

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DiVenti promoted to CMO at VisitAnnapolis

DiVenti promoted to CMO at VisitAnnapolis

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) kicked off fiscal year 2015 this month with organizational changes designed to heighten the effectiveness and reach of its marketing efforts. AAACCVB Advertising and Promotions Director Frank DiVenti has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer, overseeing the organization’s sales, marketing and communications teams. AAACCVB […]

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Clawdia, Shelly, or Edgar B. Pinchon–who will win?

Clawdia, Shelly, or Edgar B. Pinchon–who will win?

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

The quest to name Maryland’s famous blue crab on the Treasure the Chesapeake license plate has begun. During the past two weeks, more than 1,000 names have been submitted to the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s “Name our Crab” competition. Residents from Maryland and throughout the country have suggested their most creative and funny name ideas for […]

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Alleged hate group claims victory in Anne Arundel council race

Alleged hate group claims victory in Anne Arundel council race

| July 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

The League of the South, a group dubbed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center**, has claimed that “their” candidate has won the Republican nomination for Anne Arundel County Council in District 5.  Michael Peroutka, an attorney specializing in debt collection, beat Maureen Carr-York by 38 votes in the primary election in June. […]

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Annapolis breaks ground on new water plant

Annapolis breaks ground on new water plant

| July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that the City of Annapolis broke ground this week on its new $35 million Water Treatment Plant project, the largest construction project in the City’s history, updating aging infrastructure with a new state-of-the-art facility. “I am so impressed with this facility and applaud the fact it showcases environmental efficiencies, increased cost […]

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Rams Head presents Jeffrey Osborne at Chesapeake Arts Center

Rams Head presents Jeffrey Osborne at Chesapeake Arts Center

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rams Head Promotions announces Jeffrey Osborne on September 14, 2014 at The Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, Md.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25th at 10 a.m. Jeffrey Osborne is the five-time Platinum and Gold Record winner who gave us such indelible hits as “Stay With Me Tonight”, “Only Human” and of course […]

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Woman indicted in near-fatal bike accident last month

Woman indicted in near-fatal bike accident last month

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that 54-year-old Robin Vera Colbert was indicted on 11 counts in a near-fatal collision with two bicyclists near Annapolis last month. Colbert, of Annapolis, is charged with two counts of Second-Degree Assault, Causing a Life-Threatening Injury While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Causing a Life-Threatening Injury While Impaired […]

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Miles River motion ages vinegar on skipjack Rosie Parks

Miles River motion ages vinegar on skipjack Rosie Parks

| July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

In cooperation with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Olivins Fine Olive Oils and Vinegars of St. Michaels, MD is producing a new balsamic vinegar with a Chesapeake connection. On July 10, a small barrel of specially blended balsamic vinegar was placed in the hull of the 1955 skipjack, Rosie Parks, where it will remain for […]

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Free vaccination clinics for 7th graders

Free vaccination clinics for 7th graders

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will provide five vaccination clinics around the County to help all students entering the seventh grade meet the new Maryland State requirements for the 2014-2015 school year. All students will be required to have had one Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough) vaccination and one MCV4 (meningococcal) vaccination upon […]

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