🍦40 Years of the Annapolis Cup

Vote for Annapolis, money for music majors, college fair...

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Good morning, Annapolis. Terrible question: Would you rather have ghosts or roaches in your house?

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Vote Annapolis > Frostburg

  • Money for music majors

  • College fair

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

How to sell your home for Top Dollar

This housing market is hot! 🔥 There’s record low inventory and the average home is selling after only 9 days on the market. And through it all, Brad Kappel continues to achieve Top Dollar for his clients. How?

One reason is that Brad prepares homes for the market like they’re his own. Did you know a fresh coat of paint can increase your asking price by more than the job actually costs? And that’s just one of Brad’s secrets.

The always hot Spring market is right around the corner. Talk to Brad before it’s too late to take advantage. He’ll connect you to the best local contractors to prepare your home to get Top Dollar.

Make Your Move with Brad Kappel – Maryland’s #1 Waterfront Realtor.


Vote for Annapolis 🗳️

Alright, Scoop. Annapolis is up for USA Today’s best small college town and I’ve got some bad news. Freakin’ Frostburg is ahead of us. Now no disrespect to any Bobcats among us, but where would you rather be, Frostburg or Annapolis? That’s what I thought. Go vote before April 1.

St. Patrick’s Weekend Guide 🍀 🍻

I was today years old when I learned how to do an Irish Cheers. Sláinte! Pronounced slawn-cha. Luckily I learned before the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock the Dock this weekend. We’ve compiled everything you may want to know for this weekend’s epic festivities. And of course, we’ve highlighted Annapolis’ best Irish pubs and any restaurants getting into the Irish spirit. Sláinte!

– LBM 🇮🇪

40 years of the Annapolis Cup

When I say Johnnies vs. Mids, you know exactly what I mean: the St. Johns-Navy croquet tournament. Annapolis Cup if we’re being formal (which you should be when playing croquet). Every spring, St. John’s College and the Naval Academy come together for a legendary showdown between the wickets.

Throngs of spectators turn out to watch. It’s always a fun day for pastel clothes and funny hats, long awaited spring weather, and golf clapping when everyone else does. Does anyone actually know the rules of croquet?

This year’s tournament — the 40th playing — is set for April 13. Tickets go on sale Friday. Order fast. This was an even hotter ticket than the Maritime Museum’s Oyster Roast last year.

📣 Money for music majors! 📣

Say this five times fast: Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians has musical money for motivated impending music majors. Okay, untwist your tongue. Applications are open for the $5,000 Tim King Music Performance Scholarship, available to students who are:

  • Graduating from AACPS this May/June

  • Active in chorus, band, orchestra, jazz band, or other school-sponsored music performance group

  • Hold a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better

  • Pursuing a degree in music performance this fall

Sound like you (or someone you know)? Check out the application process.

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A shoutout for Always Ice Cream Company

Our friends, the Cohens, over at Always Ice Cream Company are the subject of a really nice article in the Capital right now. It talks all about the 2 new stores they’re opening this year. Sadly, neither is in Annapolis. But here are two fun facts about Always Ice Cream:

  1. Co-owner Mark Cohen is a true day 1 fan of Naptown Scoop. He found our first-ever post because he thought we were a competing ice cream shop.

  2. We pretended to buy and rebrand Always Ice Cream Company last April Fool’s Day with the picture below and a hilarious press release. Some people still think it’s true. ($)

Grand Opening of Be The Change, The Healing Collective ✂️ 🎀

Cheryl Pace already owns one local business, Change Your Pace Therapeutic Massage. Now she’s opening a second. Celebrate the Grand Opening of Be The Change, The Healing Collective this Thursday (3/14) from 5–6:30 PM. Cheryl was inspired to start the business after gaining incredible clarity after a near-death experience. Her mission is now to guide others to their “highest and best timeline.” RSVP for the grand opening here to learn more about Be The Change. 844 Ritchie Highway, Suite 105 in Severna Park

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.


Hey Annapolis! Spring’s around the corner. Let's ditch the same old plant routine!

At Season to Season, life’s too short for boring flower pots! Every planter we craft is a unique work of art, specially designed for your home. From porches to rooftops, pool decks to boat docks, our creations deliver one-of-a-kind outdoor beauty, all year round.

Give us a buzz or send an email to make your flower containers the best they’ve ever been 🐝 

Phone: 410-204-4290 
Email: [email protected]


AACC College Fair 🎓

What college should I attend? It’s the biggest question for many young people today. Anne Arundel Community College is here to help. The answer may be at the College Fair this Thursday. 125 colleges and universities will be there to talk admission requirements, tuition and financial aid, campus life, and more. Of course, AACC will be showing off its own fabulous facilities and programs as well. Stop by the Jenkins Gymnasium from 5:30–7:30 PM (3/14) to see what opportunities await.

Volunteer opp: Invasive Plant Removal Program 🌳

This volunteer event gets our green thumbs-up. 👍🏻💚 Scenic Rivers Last Trust is hosting three public work days on Saturday (3/16), Sunday (4/14), and Saturday (5/18) from 10 AM to noon. Protect the health of our local forests by removing harmful, invasive plants along the trails at Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville. The March workday focuses on plants easily visible in late winter/early spring that threaten forest vegetation. Work gloves and tools are provided but you can bring your own gear, too. Learn more and register.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.


Break out the Champagne 🎉 🍾

This month, Inn at Horn Point celebrates its 22nd anniversary of family-owned and operated hospitality in Eastport. Anyone who works with family will know that’s quite the accomplishment. In honor of the milestone, every new reservation booked before March 30 will receive a complimentary champagne or wine on arrival if they mention this ad. So book a staycation or tell your out of town friends. One of Annapolis’ best accommodations is calling your name.*

Spring has arrived, and the sunny skies are calling!

Become a member of The Chesapeake Boating Club and prepare for an exciting water escapade. With our Power & Sail memberships, you can set sail on a journey across the glistening waters. Remember, water therapy is the ultimate form of relaxation. Call 410.280.8692 today! Excited to sail the waters but hesitant to go alone? Reach out to J World Annapolis, the high-performance sailing school. Take a course and acquire skills that will last a lifetime! Call 410-280-2040.*

*indicates sponsored advertising content.



66 🌡️ 50 | ⛅ | 3% | 💨 WSW 8 mph (7 knots)


69 🌡️ 56 | 🌤️ | 5% | 💨 SSW 8 mph (7 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 47ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Pam & Paula Classical Duo | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Mark O'Dell | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Ryan Kozel |  6–9 PM
Pirates Cove | Loose Change | 6–9 PM
The Point | Jordan | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | George Jano | 9 PM


49 West | Open Mic | 7:30–10 PM
Brian Boru | Poehemia | 6:30–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Open Mic Night | 7:30 PM
Galway Bay | Richard Hayward | 7-11 PM
Killarney House | Timmie & Tambo | 7–10 PM
Market House | b.en | 7–9 PM
O’Loughlins | Jack Rimel | 6–9 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Dan Haas | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Red Wanting Blue w/ Meaghan Farrell | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Chris Sacks | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Open Mic Night | 7 PM
Vibe | Open Mic Night | 7–11 PM

Past results

Baseball (8-8)
3/12 @ Delaware State | W 17–3

Men's Golf
3/13 @ Grand Canyon Invitational

Women's Swimming & Diving
3/13 @ NCAA Zone A Diving Championship

Men's Swimming & Diving
3/13 @ NCAA Zone A Diving Championship

Women's Tennis (13-5)
3/13 vs. Marist | 11:30 AM
3/13 vs. Marquette | 6:30 PM

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