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Christmas in Annapolis in the mid-20th century

Christmas in Annapolis in the mid-20th century

| December 14, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, my memory immediately flashes back to Main Street. For, it was not only the center of my world as a youngster, from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s, Main Street, including the City Dock area, was the epicenter of Christmas in Annapolis. Everything about Christmas resided on Main Street. […]

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Letter: Thank you and farewell from the City of Annapolis’ chief communicator

Letter: Thank you and farewell from the City of Annapolis’ chief communicator

| December 11, 2017

For the past nine years, it has been my great pleasure to work alongside of some of the greatest individuals that call Annapolis home. I am referring to Mayor Ellen Moyer, Mayor Josh Cohen, and Mayor Michael Pantelides. They all had to make tough financial decisions; they worked to protect the environment while addressing transportation, […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 10

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 10

| November 20, 2017

As I have lectured and done readings from my book about growing up in Annapolis—“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy”—the question I’m always asked is, “How has Annapolis changed since you were a youngster?” As I write in the book, the Annapolis of my youth in the 1930s and 1940s changed dramatically in 1950. On […]

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Guest Column: Despite sidewalks, Forest Drive is not safe for middle schoolers

Guest Column: Despite sidewalks, Forest Drive is not safe for middle schoolers

| November 16, 2017

So I went to a meeting last night whose sole purpose was to INFORM concerned parents that the safety of our children has been trumped by the measurements from satellites on how far away the middle school is from their communities. Sheila Finlayson was there to pride herself on informing the community…. months if not […]

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Guest Column: Setting the record straight on some false Ward 5 claims

Guest Column: Setting the record straight on some false Ward 5 claims

| November 3, 2017

Marc Rodriguez is running to be our next Alderman representing Ward 5 on the Annapolis City Council. Since he launched his campaign in February, Marc has been steadfast in his commitment to run a positive campaign based on his record of service in the community and his ideas for how to make Ward 5 and […]

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OPINION: Did Schuh and Kipke ruin my predictions?

OPINION: Did Schuh and Kipke ruin my predictions?

| November 3, 2017

Before the primary, I made some predictions as to the outcome of the Annapolis City primary and general election. Until this morning, I was sticking with them. There were some bold predictions, but when asked, I still thought I was on target. This morning, The Capital revealed that County Executive Steve Schuh and Pasadena Delegate […]

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Grants up to $300K available for watershed restoration in Anne Arundel County

Grants up to $300K available for watershed restoration in Anne Arundel County

| October 31, 2017

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (WPRP), a division of the Department of Public Works, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce a grant opportunity to support watershed restoration projects in Anne Arundel County. Proposals for both small-scale and large-scale water quality improvement projects are eligible for consideration, with grants ranging from $20,000 […]

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Letter to the Editor: Elly Tierney’s son addresses issues

Letter to the Editor: Elly Tierney’s son addresses issues

| October 30, 2017

The following is a letter sent to us from Elly Tierney’s (Candidate for Ward 1 Alderman) son, Devin Kelly, in response to the recent revelations that Tierney had been cited for shoplifting in the past. Tierney also addressed the incidents in a letter published last week. Perhaps there is no one better equipped to speak […]

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Tierney responds to Capital’s article on expunged charges

Tierney responds to Capital’s article on expunged charges

| October 20, 2017

‘Do what is right, not what is easy’ R. Bennett. That has been my mantra in deciding to run for office and bodes me well today as I read the article in the Capital. During a stressful period in my life several years ago I made a bad choice. I went through the legal process […]

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Guest Column: In support of Marc Rodriguez for Ward 5 Alderman

Guest Column: In support of Marc Rodriguez for Ward 5 Alderman

| October 19, 2017

I’ve had the privilege of representing Ward 5 on the Annapolis City Council for the last five years. Since January 2016, I’ve worked closely with Marc Rodriguez, who is running to replace me on the Council; I am not running for re-election. Marc has assisted me with issues ranging from the No Net Loss (of […]

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Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

| October 10, 2017

Fall is here — along with cold and flu season. Is your immune system ready? Want to know how to boost your immune system the natural way? Leah Canale reviews the easiest ways to ramp up your immune system fast. Adopt a healthy life style Living a healthy lifestyle is the best line of defense […]

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Can a working mother become an Alderperson? Hell yes!

Can a working mother become an Alderperson? Hell yes!

| September 26, 2017

Letter to the Editor: I want to address a question that has been put out there that I have heard about both directly and indirectly -“Do I have enough time to be an alderman as a working mother?”  My answer is an emphatic YES! I find it troubling that I cannot recall the balance of […]

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How Can a Health Coach Help You?

How Can a Health Coach Help You?

| September 18, 2017

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the “health” trends out there? Wondering which ones are actually worth following? Along with new Superfoods, diets, and weight loss tricks, you also may have heard the term Health Coach floating around lately. But, what exactly IS a Health Coach and why are more and more people seeking […]

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Crystal Balling the Annapolis City Election–Our Predictions

Crystal Balling the Annapolis City Election–Our Predictions

| September 16, 2017

At Eye On Annapolis, we do not do election endorsements. But we do do predictions. And this year is no exception; and to be quite honest, it is a very interesting year since there is so much civic engagement. So in advance of the primary elections for the City of Annapolis, we offer the following […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 9

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” An Annapolis Reflection, Part 9

| August 30, 2017

Main Street, where I grew up from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s, is not only the emotional and physical center of my recent book, “Memoirs of A Main Street Boy,” it is the beating heart of Annapolis now as it was in my youth and colonial days. Just a seven- to eight-minute stroll from […]

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NFL Regular Season and Post Season Predictions

NFL Regular Season and Post Season Predictions

| August 29, 2017

Summer is coming to an end. It’s sad, but this is the best time of the year for any sports fan. Although many people aren’t glued to their television watching all 162 regular season baseball games, September showcases the best moments of any season as teams are battling it out every night on the diamond. Die-hards […]

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“Life as a Single Mom…Oh My!”–Dear Tired Overexerted Single Mom Who Feels Like Nothing She Does is Quite Enough

“Life as a Single Mom…Oh My!”–Dear Tired Overexerted Single Mom Who Feels Like Nothing She Does is Quite Enough

| August 24, 2017

Oftentimes we exert so much energy trying to do it all that we forget how important even the smallest of gestures really mean in the grand parenting scheme. We stop studying to kiss boo-boos, we skip social outings to attend parent-teacher conferences (newsflash kids-we’re not crazy about them either)-generally our worlds tend to stop rotating […]

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Coldwell Banker collecting used instruments again for second year

Coldwell Banker collecting used instruments again for second year

| August 24, 2017

For the second year, Coldwell Banker’s Church Circle office is not only sponsoring this year’s Labor Day Pops in the Park concert with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, but have also banded together to spearhead the Annapolis Symphony’s Play It Forward program, collecting used instruments to be refurbished and loaned to students of Anne Arundel County Public Schools who cannot otherwise […]

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OPINION: City funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership lauds Alderman Budge in Facebook posting???

OPINION: City funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership lauds Alderman Budge in Facebook posting???

| August 20, 2017

Politics can be a funny business! In the midst of a contested election, the city-funded Downtown Annapolis Partnership (a Federal and State Main Streets Program) appears to have made a political endorsement in the race for Alderman with a recent post lauding incumbent Alderman Joe Budge on the Facebook page for his campaign. (And a […]

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“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom

“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom

| August 6, 2017

No one plans on becoming a single mom. Let me rephrase that: aside from the fiercely independent women that get tired of waiting on “Mr. Right” to arrive, and decide to find his face in a book at the nearest fertility clinic; no one plans on becoming a single mom. If there’s one thing most […]

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“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 8

“Memoirs of a Main Street Boy” an Annapolis reflection, Part 8

| July 1, 2017

On a recent trip to the Maryland State House, my memory was jogged to my childhood by a painting in the room next to the Old Senate Chamber. The painting, by Charles Willson Peale, depicts George Washington in the aftermath of his victory over General Lord Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, the victory that effectively ended […]

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EDITORIAL:  Will Annapolis kick the budget can down the road again?

EDITORIAL: Will Annapolis kick the budget can down the road again?

| June 14, 2017

Every year, the Annapolis City Council has to agree on a budget by July 1.  Every four years they try to massage the numbers to look as favorable as they can–after all there are elections to be won.  But what happens when you run out of massage oil? This year, the Council may very well […]

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