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Good morning, Annapolis. It's one of the best holidays of the year. Families will convene, dressed in their finest, to celebrate. It’s a time of renewal where the spirit of hope and triumph comes alive. Millions will congregate to witness the grand finale on Sunday. That’s right, folks. It’s Masters Week ⛳️ 🍦

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Let’s get to it.

— Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthdays to Bridget Gummere and Emmy!

Easter weekend. What’s open? What’s closed?

Happy Good Friday and Easter to all who celebrate. Here’s a rundown of what’s open and what’s not this weekend.

Naptown Scoop: No newsletter Monday :)

City of Annapolis offices: Closed today

Anne Arundel County offices: Closed today

City of Annapolis transit: Running on a Sunday schedule today

Stanton Center & Pip Moyer Recreation Center: Stanton is closed today. Pip Moyer is not. Both are closed Sunday.

City of Annapolis trash & recycling: Not affected

Anne Arundel County trash & recycling: Not affected

Anne Arundel County Public Library: All branches closed Sunday

United States Postal Service: Not affected but never open on Sundays :)

Sponsored by The Choptank

Dive in

Ready for a seafood feast like no other? Then you’ll love the mouth-watering Steamer Platter at The Choptank. Let’s take a look.

The platter holds a sumptuous selection of the freshest, most succulent seafood available. Blue crabs, Alaskan king crab, clams, shrimp, and lobster. All perfectly steamed to preserve their natural flavors. But that’s not all.

All that seafood is also paired with smoky, savory sausage and sweet, juicy corn on the cob. The platter is customizable based on party size. Very convenient for parties where not everyone eats seafood.

Want to experience this culinary adventure? Make a reservation at The Choptank and treat yourself to the unforgettable Steamer Platter – the ultimate seafood indulgence!

Quick Hits

New Dean & Provost revealed at the Naval Academy

Naval Academy brass have been searching for a new Academic Dean & Provost since last year when Dr. Andrew T. Phillips revealed his intention to retire at the end of this year. This week, the Academy announced Dr. Samara L. Firebaugh will fill the role in July. Dr. Firebaugh currently serves as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. She joined the Academy’s faculty in 2011 shortly after receiving her doctoral degree in electrical engineering from a school you may know, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Annapolis Cup (plus tickets exclusively for Scoop subscribers)

St. John’s College faces off against the U.S. Naval Academy next Saturday in a friendly-but-fierce rivalry for the coveted Annapolis Cup. Johnnies overwhelmingly own the bragging rights winning 30 out of the 38 previous matches. This year’s Annapolis Cup will be smaller than past years (3,500 attendees vs. 8,000+) to provide the best experience for all. And now something only available to Naptown Scoop subscribers.

We’ve secured a limited number of tickets just for you. They’re non-transferrable, first-come first served, and you must agree to the Code of Conduct. Sound good? Click here to purchase.

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Spring is fighting its way to town!

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Local Business

Indoor pickleball facility coming to Anne Arundel

Are you tired of everyone but you playing pickleball? I’ve got news for you. It ain’t going anywhere. It’s picking up speed. A group of investors led by Timothy Schnupp, Jimmy Hall, and Sonny Tannan just signed a deal to convert office space at 254 Najoles Road into a 10-court pickleball palace complete with locker rooms. Unlike most shots in pickleball, this group’s moving fast. The facility, which they’ve named The Dink, will open with seven courts this summer. ($)

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Sponsored by Westfield Annapolis

Bunny photos for all

Dozens of families are taking adorable photos with the Easter Bunny every day at Westfield Annapolis. Will you be next? Bunny’s on duty until tomorrow so there’s plenty of time.

Reservations aren’t required but are highly recommended. Secure your spot.

What’s Happenin’

Easter Egg Hunt 🥚 

If you’ll be spending Easter Sunday at Iron Rooster, Federal House, Market House, McGarvey’s, or Middleton Tavern, first of all, lucky you. Second, look out for Easter eggs! 500 colorful little eggs will be hidden throughout the restaurants filled with cash, free menu items, and other prizes. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Navy football open practice 🏈 

Even though it’s spring, it’s gonna feel like fall on Saturday. Which will be perfect for Navy’s open football practice. The Mids hit the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 9 AM and practice until 11 AM. Pete Medhurst, the voice of Navy Football, will break things down over the PA system. After practice, he’ll host a Q&A with head coach Brian Newberry, OC Grant Chesnut, and DC PJ Volker. Family-friendly activities like Easter giveaways, balloon artists, and carnival games start at 10 AM. Autographs start at 11 AM.

Admission is free but parking is $10.

Masters Game of Skate 🛹 

Want to see 16 local skateboarders trick it out for the coveted green jacket? Head to Susan Campbell Park at City Dock at 1 PM this Sunday (April 8). The winner will receive $500 in cash and other prizes courtesy of the host, Pure Boardshop, and sponsor New Balance Numeric.

Plan ahead: Spring boat shows ⛵️ 🛥️ 

Heads up, boaters! The season’s almost here which means it’s time for the return of spring boat shows. For those that like to go fast, the Bay Bridge Boat Show is bringing power boats and heaps of vendors to the Bay Bridge Marina next weekend (April 14–16). For those who prefer things au naturale, you’ll want to mark your calendar for April 28–30 when the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show floats back to town.

And to friends of the Scoop, Elle and Dan, who are converting from sail to power for the first time ever this season . . . welcome to the dark side.

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Civil News

City Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting:

🏫 Building height and elevation limit
🏫 Workforce housing
🏫 See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM Monday in the City Council Chambers at City Hall – 160 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Click here to submit written testimony or sign up to speak at City Hall 30 minutes before the meeting. The public is welcome to attend and the meeting will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook.

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Extra Sprinkles

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Wellness House presents: Sail into Summer

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50 🌡️ 40 | ☁️ | 2% | 💨 ENE 10 mph (8.5 knots)


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Live Music Lowdown


49 West | Rick Whitehead Trio | 8–10:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Michael McHenry Tribe | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Loose Cannons | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Mark Scott Solo / Honeydu | 8 PM
Great Frogs | Daphne Eckman | 5–8 PM
Jalapeños | Tom Lagana | 7:30–10:30 PM
Killarney House | Richard Hayward | 8–11 PM
Market House | b.en | 7–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Noelle & Jeff Band | 10 PM
Pirates Cove | Dave Tieff | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | The Kinsey Sicks: Drag Queen Storytime Gone Wild! | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Pretty Big Deal | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Chris Sacks | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
RiverBay Roadhouse | Dust on the Bottle | 8–11 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Remedy | 7–11 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Miggs Rangle | 6 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Tommy McGee Band | 9:45 PM
Sullivan’s Cove | Miller Brothers Blues Band | 7:30 PM
Vibe | Crushing Day | 9 PM
Westin | Tigerlily | 6–8 PM


49 West | John Jensen | 5–7 PM
49 West | Bob Boguslaw | 7–9 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Stephen Henson | 8–11 PM
Brian Boru | Lauren and Rusty | 7–10 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Michael K | 10 AM–1 PM
The Choptank | Kevin Koa | 8 PM
Dark Horse | Michael McHenry Tribe | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Brandt Austin Dunn | 12–3 PM
Killarney House | Dave Tieff | 8–11 PM
Market House | Alex G & Faith E | 7–9:30 PM
Middleton Tavern | Shiftwork | 10 PM
Pirates Cove | Ferro and Friends | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Bob Schneider w/ Ashley Ray | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Major Company Band | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Mike Miller | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | No Laughing Matter | 7–11 PM
Señor Chile Cantina | The Tambo Band | 7–10 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Red Sky Dawn | 7 PM
Smashing Grapes | Danah Denice | 8–11 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Better Than Butters | 5:30–8:30 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | The Leftovers | 9:45 PM
Vibe | U2TOPIA | 8 PM


Bread & Butter Kitchen | Josette & Bill | 10 AM –1 PM
The Choptank | Kieran Lally | 5–9 PM
Dark Horse | All You Need | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Chris Baldwin | 4–8 PM
Market House | Ryan Kozel | 1–3 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Carolyn Wonderland w/ Bad Influence | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Oreo Jazz Trio | 11 AM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Rhythm & Screaming | 8 PM
Vibe | DJ EZ & DJ York | 10 PM


49 West | Tony Denikos and guests Ruthie Logsdon & Billy Coulter | 7:30–10:30 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Open Mic Night | 8 PM


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Maryland Hall | An Evening with Rick Wakeman: His Music and Stories | 7:30 PM | Tickets
The Point | Kavoossi | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Scott Kirby Band | 8 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM


Navy Schedule

Baseball (14-16)
4/5 vs. Coppin State | L 6-7
4/8 vs. Holy Cross | 1 PM
4/8 vs. Holy Cross | 4 PM
4/9 vs. Holy Cross | 1 PM

Men’s golf
4/8 @ Hoosier Collegiate | 9 AM
4/9 @ Hoosier Collegiate | 8:30 AM

Women’s lacrosse (10-2)
4/8 @ Boston | 12 PM

Men’s lacrosse (5-6)
4/7 @ Loyola | 7 PM

Women’s rowing
4/8 vs. Columbia & Northeastern | 12 PM

Men’s rowing (heavyweight)
4/9 @ Occoquan Invitational | TBD

Men’s rowing (lightweight)
4/8 vs. Columbia | 7:40 AM

Women’s rugby (7-5-1)
4/8 vs. West Chester | 10 AM, 11:40 AM & 12:40 PM
4/8 vs. Penn State | 10:40 AM, 11 AM & 12:20 PM
4/8 vs. Navy | 1:20 PM
4/8 vs. Princeton | 1:40 PM

Sailing (intercollegiate)
4/8-9 @ Prosser Trophy - MAISA Team Race Championship | All Day

Women’s soccer (9-8-3)
4/7 vs. UMBC | 7 PM

Men’s soccer (7-5-9)
4/8 vs. George Mason | 12 PM

Women’s tennis (15-4)
4/7 vs. Georgetown | 2 PM
4/8 vs. LIU | 11 AM

Men’s tennis (14-18)
4/8 @ Drexel | 12 PM
4/8 @ Bucknell | 1 PM
4/9 vs. Colgate | 10 AM
4/9 @ George Mason | 2 PM

Women’s track & field
4/8 @ Dalton Ebanks Invitational | 10 AM

Men’s track & field
4/8 @ Dalton Ebanks Invitational | 10 AM

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