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Annapolis Cigar Company closes after 26 years on Main Street

Annapolis Cigar Company closes after 26 years on Main Street

| January 15, 2020, 01:45 PM

“The Federal Government put me out of business.” The message was clear  from Rome Zaffaroni, the owner of the Annapolis Cigar Company.  The lower Main Street staple has closed and is in the process of liquidating their inventory and fixtures. With nearly 35% of his business from the 18-21 demographic, and an amendment to the […]

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Bridges to the World Film Festival coming to Maryland Hall

Bridges to the World Film Festival coming to Maryland Hall

| January 15, 2020, 01:37 PM

The 121h Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival will be held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Bowen Theater of Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, and March 2.  On Feb. 24 the film will be shown at the State of Maryland Building, 100 Community […]

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Annapolis Police hire retired Baltimore detective as cold-case investigator

Annapolis Police hire retired Baltimore detective as cold-case investigator

| January 15, 2020, 01:25 PM

The Annapolis Police Department has hired Stanley Brandford as a cold case investigator. Annapolis Police Chief Edward C. Jackson made investigations of unsolved homicides a priority since his appointment in July of 2019 and Mr. Brandford will review all open homicides. Mr. Brandford is a twenty-eight year veteran of law enforcement. He retired as the […]

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Annapolis Rotary’s Black Tie & Diamonds Gala to benefit Special Olympics, tickets available now

Annapolis Rotary’s Black Tie & Diamonds Gala to benefit Special Olympics, tickets available now

| January 15, 2020, 10:26 AM

The Rotary Club of Annapolis has announced Special Olympics as the beneficiary of its annual fundraising gala in 2020. The glittering event in honor of Special Olympics will be held March 7, 2020 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at Graduate Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street. Tickets for $150.00 are available online at www.2020BlackTieDiamondsGala Valet parking will […]

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Man beaten, robbed in stairwell at HACA’s Harbour House community

Man beaten, robbed in stairwell at HACA’s Harbour House community

| January 15, 2020, 08:31 AM

The Annapolis Police Department is investigating an assault and robbery that occurred on January 14th in HACA’s Harbour House community in the Eastport section of Annapolis. At 8:30pm on January 14, 2020, officers from the Annapolis Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Madison St for a report of blood on the floor in […]

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January 15, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (CITY DOCK UPDATE, AUSTRALIA FUNDRAISER, STOP SMOKING, AFRICAN AMERICAN TOURS)

January 15, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (CITY DOCK UPDATE, AUSTRALIA FUNDRAISER, STOP SMOKING, AFRICAN AMERICAN TOURS)

| January 15, 2020, 07:00 AM

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…The City Dock Consensus Plan is now in the hands of the City Council and the hard work begins. Mayor Buckley is hosting a fundraiser along with Katcef Brothers […]

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Watermark to offer African American Heritage Tour

Watermark to offer African American Heritage Tour

| January 14, 2020, 06:06 PM

Annapolis Tours by Watermark announces its first special event walking tour of 2020! Watermark’s African American Heritage Tour is a two-hour walking tour in Annapolis’ Historic District of African American life and accomplishment from the 17th century to modern day, presented in partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation. Our two tours are Sunday, January […]

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a la mode intimates offering parties for Galentine’s Day

a la mode intimates offering parties for Galentine’s Day

| January 14, 2020, 04:13 PM

Ladies, Galentine’s Day approaches. What’s your plan? Gather your bosom buddies and schedule a Galentine’s Bra Fit Party at à la mode intimates in the Annapolis Towne Centre. Since it’s unique 2010 origin in the TV sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” February 13 has been adopted by many as Galentine’s Day to celebrate female friendships. Local, […]

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Green Drinks: Continuing the Conversation on January 29th

Green Drinks: Continuing the Conversation on January 29th

| January 14, 2020, 01:41 PM

Join your neighbors, Annapolis Green, and Green Drinks as they Continue the Conversation after the Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit! There is so much to talk about with regard to the legislation environmentalists will pursue during this legislative session. It all happens on Wednesday, January 29th! At the Summit you’ll learn about the legislation and hear from senators […]

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Mayor Buckley invites public to “Engagement Session” on January 30th

Mayor Buckley invites public to “Engagement Session” on January 30th

| January 14, 2020, 10:30 AM

The City of Annapolis, Office of the Mayor is hosting a Community Engagement Session in January. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The evening forum will be an opportunity for residents to learn about city priorities, city programs and One Annapolis initiatives. WHAT: Community Engagement Session WHEN: January 30, 2020 from 6 to […]

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January 14, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (SCOOT WITH A SCOOTER, BROOKS BROTHERS PULLS OUT OF ANNAPOLIS, MEAL DEBT PAID OFF)

January 14, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (SCOOT WITH A SCOOTER, BROOKS BROTHERS PULLS OUT OF ANNAPOLIS, MEAL DEBT PAID OFF)

| January 14, 2020, 07:00 AM

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…A man offered a stranger to sit atop his running motor-scooter and now police are investigating a stolen scooter. Brooks Brothers pulls out of Annapolis Towne Centre. Abundant Life […]

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BONUS PODCAST: That commercial…what’s the deal with Bud Light Seltzer?

BONUS PODCAST: That commercial…what’s the deal with Bud Light Seltzer?

| January 13, 2020, 10:40 PM

Did you see the Bud Light Seltzer commercial during the playoffs? We hopped up to Katcef Brothers Inc. where they have a ton of experts on hand to de-mystify it for us AND  got a taste of the four flavors– let’s just say … tasty!  We had the chance to talk to the Katcef team […]

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Mayor Buckley to host benefit to aid Australians and the animals

Mayor Buckley to host benefit to aid Australians and the animals

| January 13, 2020, 06:33 PM

Mayor Gavin Buckley will be celebrating Australia Day by attending a benefit event at Fadó Irish Pub in Annapolis. Proceeds of the benefit will go directly to support victims and wildlife affected by the Australian bushfires. The event is sponsored by Katcef Brothers, Inc., the local Anheuser-Busch distributor. “The face of climate change is different […]

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FOP endorses three sitting judges and a judge-elect for upcoming election

FOP endorses three sitting judges and a judge-elect for upcoming election

| January 13, 2020, 04:26 PM

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 endorsed the Keep Our Judges slate.  The slate is made up of Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judges Pamela Alban, Elizabeth Morris, Rob Thompson, and Judge designee Richard Trunnell, who will be sworn in next week. O’Brien Atkinson, IV, the President of Anne Arundel County FOP Lodge 70,  representing […]

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St. Anne’s School of Annapolis names new head

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis names new head

| January 13, 2020, 03:30 PM

The St. Anne’s School of Annapolis Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Andrea Weiss as its next head of school effective July 1, 2020.  Weiss’ selection is the result of a rigorous nationwide search led by educational search consultant Acies Strategies and a Search Committee from the school. St. Anne’s School of Annapolis is a […]

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Abundant Life Church eliminates meal debt for 2,500 county students

Abundant Life Church eliminates meal debt for 2,500 county students

| January 13, 2020, 03:25 PM

In an extraordinary show of support for students across Anne Arundel County, the members of Abundant Life Church in Glen Burnie have raised and donated funds to eliminate meal debt for more than 2,500 students. The donation to the 21st Century Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the activities of Anne Arundel County Public Schools […]

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Brooks Brothers at Annapolis Towne Centre latest retail casualty

Brooks Brothers at Annapolis Towne Centre latest retail casualty

| January 13, 2020, 02:28 PM

Brooks Brothers, the venerable men’s and women’s clothing store founded in 1818 has permanently closed their location at the Annapolis Towne Centre. We had heard grumblings on a closure last year as the Annapolis location was the poorest performing location in the 210 locations. The store closed over the weekend and is in the process […]

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Hogan names new Director of Service and Volunteerism

Hogan names new Director of Service and Volunteerism

| January 13, 2020, 01:17 PM

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Nicki Fiocco as the new director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. Sharon Lewis will replace Fiocco as the new director for Volunteer Maryland, and Kerry Ose will be promoted to Deputy Director for the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. “I congratulate Nicki on […]

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Study recommends hiring new staff to handle transportation issues for county schools

Study recommends hiring new staff to handle transportation issues for county schools

| January 13, 2020, 10:14 AM

The consultant contracted by the Board of Education to examine Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Transportation Division has recommended additional staffing and improvements to the way in which both technology is used and business processes are implemented. The recommendations in the 179-page report done by Prismatic Services, Inc., provided to the Board and the public […]

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Juvenile steals scooter after asking to sit on it

Juvenile steals scooter after asking to sit on it

| January 13, 2020, 09:32 AM

The Annapolis Police are investigating the theft of a motor scooter in the HACA’s Robinwood Community.  The scooter was stolen while the victim was present. The owner let an unknown unknown juvenile male suspect sit on his black Honda motor scooter while the engine was running. The juvenile drove the scooter away without permission. The scooter […]

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January 13, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (AXE FIGHT, SEX ASSAULT ON CHILD, FORWARD BREWING TO OPEN SOON)

January 13, 2020 | Daily News Brief | (AXE FIGHT, SEX ASSAULT ON CHILD, FORWARD BREWING TO OPEN SOON)

| January 13, 2020, 07:00 AM

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…Annapolis City Police arrested a church van driver for the sexual assault of a 13-year old. Anne Arundel County Police are investigating an axe fight as well as a […]

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Smithey Law Group names two new partners

Smithey Law Group names two new partners

| January 12, 2020, 04:12 PM

Smithey Law Group LLC, a law practice focusing exclusively on employment law, has appointed Reuben Wolfson and Mike Berman as partners effective January 1, 2020 and December 12, 2019, respectively. Wolfson has been appointed partner from his previous role as Senior Associate and Director of Administration in the firm. He is a member of the […]

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