Eye On Annapolis http://www.eyeonannapolis.net ...it's about the quality of life! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:23:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Cabbie robbed at gunpoint in Eastporthttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/cabbie-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-eastport/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cabbie-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-eastport http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/21/cabbie-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-eastport/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:23:46 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=78519 robberyA taxi cab driver was robbed at gunpoint early this morning.  According to police, a light skinned black male (approximately 5’10″ 180 lbs) took a taxi from Bens Drive to President Street in Eastport.

Once the cab arrived at the location, the suspect pulled a handgun on the driver and demanded money. After obtaining the money, the suspect fled on foot.

Source: Annapolis PD

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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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Rams Head and Indigo Girls sell out Maryland Hallhttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/rams-head-and-indigo-girls-sell-out-maryland-hall/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rams-head-and-indigo-girls-sell-out-maryland-hall http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/rams-head-and-indigo-girls-sell-out-maryland-hall/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:44:05 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76995 Rams Head On Stage is batting one thousand. Just before the Christmas holidays, they produced a Michael Bolton show at Maryland Hall. It sold out. Shortly thereafter, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam nearly sold out. And tonight, not a seat was to be had when Shirlette Ammons and the Indigo Girls took the stage at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons is a poet/musician whose second collection of poetry will be published by Carolina Wren Press. She is also vocalist for Durham, NC-based, Mosadi Music and author of Stumphole Aunthology of Backwoods Blood (Big Drum Press, Chapel Hill, NC). She recently completed a collaborative project called And Lover’s Like, with Chapel Hill-based rock band, The Dynamite Brothers.

Tonight, her poetry featured raps from her recent album Twilight For Gladys Bentley, a tribute of sorts to the blazing blues singer. Her set was hard delivered in a hard rap and to many in the audience, seemed to be at odds with the headlining Indigo Girls. And maybe that was on purpose–the Indigo Girls have never shied away from non-conformance.

Indigo Girls

After a brief intermission (and refills on wine and beer), Amy Ray and Emily Saliers took the stage to thunderous applause.

The duo’s constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years. So many artists who launched their careers in the late 1980s have slipped from our collective memory. In contrast, the Indigo Girls stand tall, having earned the lasting respect and devotion of a multi-generational audience which continues to experience their creative evolution in the studio and on stage.

This tour, for the Grammy winning duo supports their 14th studio album, Beauty Queen Sister which delivers a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries.

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Amy and Emily had the audience laughing between songs as they chided Annapolis for their wealth. Their hotel featured an “Easter Tea” for the children

which they thought was amusing; and recollected their childhood with Emily discussing her fondness for the black jellybeans and her tenacity for putting things in her mouth.

In all, the crowd was thrilled with the performance! Judge for yourself.

And continuing their streak–Rams Head On Stage will be bringing Martin Short to Maryland Hall next month for a sold out show and then Rams Head Promotions will be presenting the Silopanna Music Festival in August–stay tuned for lineup and ticket information!

Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
April 21Marshall Crenshaw
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)
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New Horizons Supported Services golf tournament (May 2, 2014)http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/new-horizons-supported-services-golf-tournament-may-2-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-horizons-supported-services-golf-tournament-may-2-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/new-horizons-supported-services-golf-tournament-may-2-2014/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:32:48 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=74523 golfNew Horizons Supported Services, Inc. and the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce are jointly hosting “A Fairway to Help” Golf Tournament on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Bowie Golf & Country Club, 7420 Laurel-Bowie Road, Bowie, MD. The cost is $125 per player and $450 per foursome. Registration is at 8:00 am with a Shot-Gun Start for best ball at 9:00 am. There will be a picnic and awards program immediately following the tournament. Sponsorships are still available.

Proceeds from this fundraising golf tournament will benefit New Horizons job training and employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities. For the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, proceeds will benefit the Youth Leadership Bowie and the Women in Business Scholarship Funds.

New Horizons is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving over 150 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is through New Horizons’ extensive training programs and supports that these individuals gain and develop the necessary skills and resources to maximize their potential for independence and inclusion in their community, both vocationally and socially.

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 organization with over 255 members serving as the voice of the business community in the Bowie region. Its mission is to stay connected with federal, state, county and local elected officials through numerous networking events and business forums.

Please contact New Horizons Supported Services, Inc. at 310-249-0206 or visit www.nhssi.org for the registration brochure and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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Les Miserables to benefit teen suicide awarenesshttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/les-miserables-to-benefit-teen-suicide-awareness/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=les-miserables-to-benefit-teen-suicide-awareness http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/les-miserables-to-benefit-teen-suicide-awareness/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:53:49 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=76614 Les-Mis-PosterBroadneck High School will be presenting Les Miserables on Thursday, April 24th. The student produced program will directly benefit a local sucice awareness group–Youth Suicide Awareness Action Team.  The performance will be at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park at 7pm.  Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

In 2008, in the wake of a devastating string of youth suicides the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth & Families spearheaded the founding of a community-based collaborative of citizens, county agencies and other child-serving organizations to address this issue on a broad scale.

This group, now known as the Youth Suicide Awareness (YSA) Action Team, meets monthly and is over 90 individuals strong with representation from over 37 county and community agencies and organizations.

The YSA’s vision is to educate and empower the community to prevent youth suicide and eliminate its stigma by providing support, services and resources that promote optimal mental health and resiliency in children and families. To learn more, visit us at www.achoicetolive.org or contact our Chair, Alli Holstrom, at srhols44@aacounty.org.

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Maryland Capitol Police name first woman to Commander posthttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/maryland-capitol-police-name-first-woman-to-commander-post/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maryland-capitol-police-name-first-woman-to-commander-post http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/maryland-capitol-police-name-first-woman-to-commander-post/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:50:00 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=73619 Lt. Rebecca LabsMaryland Department of General Services Secretary Alvin Collins and Maryland Capitol Police (MCP) Chief Michael Wilson have announced the promotion of Lieutenant Rebecca Labs to Commander of the Annapolis Detachment, becoming the first woman to lead the Detachment. Lieutenant Labs has been serving in an acting capacity as Commander since January 1, 2014, overseeing more than 60 officers, security guards and police communications officers. The Detachment provides law enforcement and security to 19 buildings and 10 parking garages and surface lots that are part of the Annapolis Capital Complex, as well as traffic enforcement. Her promotion is effective April 16, 2014.

“While Lieutenant Labs is making history as the first woman to serve as the Annapolis Commander, she is first and foremost a hard-working and dedicated professional who has proven to be a highly capable leader,” said DGS Secretary Alvin C. Collins. “Along with more than two decades of law enforcement experience, Lieutenant Labs lends a fresh perspective to growing and strengthening the Annapolis Detachment.”

“Lieutenant Labs did an outstanding job leading the Detachment during the 2014 legislative session,” said MCP Chief Michael Wilson. “She hit the ground running in January, supervising and directing more than 40 rallies and demonstrations throughout the 90 day session in Annapolis. Her leadership skills and ability to communicate to people on any level make her a very valuable member of the MCP Department.”

Lieutenant Labs joined Maryland Capitol Police in March 2013. She has more than 23 years of law enforcement experience and is retired from the Maryland-National Capital Police Department, Prince George’s County where she served as a Patrol Officer, Recruitment Officer, Background Investigator, Criminal Investigator and CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) Certification Officer. Upon being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2010, Sergeant Labs was assigned as a Patrol Supervisor and successfully led the unit until retiring in 2013. Lieutenant Labs lives in Anne Arundel County.

Maryland Capitol Police is part of the Department of General Services and is one of the oldest police agencies in the nation; its establishment can be traced back to 1862. MCP has detachments in Baltimore and Annapolis and provides law enforcement services.

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CBMM offers relief carving class (June 14-15, 2014)http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/cbmm-offers-relief-carving-class-june-14-15-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cbmm-offers-relief-carving-class-june-14-15-2014 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2014/04/19/cbmm-offers-relief-carving-class-june-14-15-2014/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:25:45 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=71496 CBMM relief carving

CBMM is offering a two-day relief carving class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 14 & 15, with participants creating a carving of a pineapple, similar to this example here. Craftsman John Garlick will lead the class, with participation limited and advanced registration needed. The cost for the weekend workshop is $85 for CBMM members and $100 for non-members. To register or for more information, email afad@cbmm.org or call 410-745-4980.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD is offering a two-day relief carving class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15 with craftsman John Garlick. Basic tools and materials will be provided, with participation limited and advanced registration needed.

Each participant will create a pineapple wall piece, with Garlick teaching the techniques and artistry of relief carving while students develop the concepts and skills needed to complete the project. The pineapple has symbolized hospitality since colonial times, when sea captains sailing the Caribbean Islands returned to the colonies with fruits, spices, and rum. 

The cost for the weekend workshop is $85 for CBMM members and $100 for non-members. Children ages 12 and up are welcome to register with an adult chaperone. Pre-registration is required by contacting CBMM’s Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or by emailing afad@cbmm.org. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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