Black Market Bakers 2.0, Full of Sole, SMOB debate. . .


Good morning, Annapolis. Starting next week, we’ll be sending our Monday email at 11 AM. Wednesday and Friday emails will still come at 6 AM.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

🍦 Sailing’s only two constants
🍦 Rugby rolls on
🍦 An epic senior project

Let’s get to it.

— Ryan Sneddon

Johnnies win again!

The Annapolis Cup returned to St. John’s College this weekend. Literally. The match returned to the beautiful St. John’s campus on Saturday. And on Sunday (more on that later) the trophy did too. The overall record now sits at 31 wins for St. John’s, 8 for Navy.

3,000 fans attended Saturday. Most wore pastels, hats, or bowties while some wore all three. A little (ok, kind of a lot) of rain didn’t stop the party. But lightning postponed the conclusion where the Johnnies avenged last year’s rare loss until yesterday.

Rain notwithstanding, it was a wonderful Saturday in Annapolis. Enjoy a short photo album.

A message from Current Dermatology

Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center is Expanding!

Current Dermatology’s mission has always been to provide timely, expert care to our patients. In response to our growing patient demand and exciting new innovations within our industry, we have added new team members and many new state-of-the-art services, including:

  • An experienced, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Megan Casady Flahive. Dr. Megan joins us after years of serving on the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology faculty. She is currently accepting new patients for both general and cosmetic dermatology.

  • Two new staff members: Leah Danowski (medical receptionist) and Erin Leddy (medical assistant)

  • Three new groundbreaking technologies: AviClear Acne Laser, Sofwave Skin Tightening, and Ellacor Non-Surgical Facelift

  • The Perfect Derma Peel: a new aesthetic treatment offering with our aesthetician, Heather Hultzer

Our team of expert providers has immediate availability and cannot wait to meet you! Book your appointment or cosmetic consultation today at currentderm.com.

Quick Hits

Full of Sole 👟 

Every senior at the Severn School does something called an Innovative Senior Project (ISP). It’s two weeks they spend exploring interests, contributing to the community, or creating something they wouldn’t have time for otherwise. Jamison Wildt decided his ISP would combine his love of shoes and drawing.

So he set out to create 50 custom doodle shoe kits for children in need. Each kit includes a doodled pair of Vans and colored Sharpies so the recipient can customize the shoes.

Jamison holding a doodled pair of Vans

Jamison raised the $3,000 needed for the project in less than a month. Good thing, too. He’s got a lot of doodling to do before he heads to the Coast Guard Academy in June. Awesome work, Jamison!

DLS Building construction road closures

From today until December, Bladen Street between Calvert Street and College Avenue and College Avenue between Church Circle and North Street will be closed entirely. Outbound downtown traffic should now use West Street. Here’s a handy map visualizing the closures.

Tyler Heights Elementary vandal identified

Annapolis PD identified the person who vandalized Tyler Heights Elementary School 4 times in the last 2 months. Charges are pending. The identity will not be released because he is a minor. ($)

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U-boat in the Bay

📸 @motoxdms | 📍Chesapeake Bay

Did you know the U.S. Government used the towers at Greenbury Point to communicate with underwater submarines? At one point there were nine (towers, not submarines). The remaining three were built in 1938.

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Local Business

Black Market Bakers: Now twice as dangerous 🥐🥐

Arguably the hottest new Annapolis business of the last three years just expanded. Black Market Bakers opened a second brick-and-mortar location this weekend with a clandestine soft opening. And good news for those who think Edgewater may as well be Canada (like me). BMB #2 is located at Port Annapolis – 7074 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. The mouth-watering shop is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 AM to 2 PM.

three employees smile behind the counter at Black Market Bakers

Photo by Hugh Hayes

Between Black Market Bakers, Bread & Butter Kitchen, and Leeward Market, delicious breakfast sandwiches now have Back Creek surrounded.

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What’s Happenin’

SMOB Debate

Three AACPS students are in the running to be the 2023–2024 Student Member of the Board of Education.

These three will debate live tomorrow night on AACPS-TV and AACPS YouTube. Students, submit questions here. Later this month, delegates from the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils will vote on which candidate will be forwarded to Governor Moore for appointment.

Save the date: SpinSheet Crew Party ⛵️ 

Much like life (death & taxes), sailing only has two constants: Boats needing crew and sailors needing a boat. So for almost 30 years, SpinSheet has played matchmaker with its signature Crew Parties. It doesn’t matter if you’re an America’s Cup skipper or don’t know a jibe from a tack, all are welcome. The party is 4–6 PM at Eastport Yacht Club on Sunday, April 30. Stay after for the opening ceremony of the Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Santa Maria Cup.

Scoop’s Insider Tip: Sign up for SpinSheet’s online Crew Finder or update your existing profile before the party and get a discount to the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show happening that same weekend.

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Civil News

County Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s County Council meeting:

🏫 Should Anne Arundel County ban plastic bags?
🏫 Pedestrian & bicycle master plan
🏫 See full agenda

Use this website to submit testimony. The meeting is at 7 PM at the Arundel Center – 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. You may attend in person or stream online.

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Extra Sprinkles

You’re invited: Warrior Medical’s grand opening & ribbon cutting

Are you looking for healthcare that puts you first? Direct Primary Care may be for you. Benefits include unprecedented provider access, same or next-day appointments, and discounted labs and medications. Annapolis’ newest Direct Primary Care provider, Warrior Medical, is hosting an all-day grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 1 PM at their new, state-of-the-art office on May 11. Come meet the providers, tour the facility, and see if Direct Primary Care is right for you.*

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67 🌡️ 49 | 🌥️ | 2% | 💨 W 15 mph (13 knots)


66 🌡️ 47 | 🌤️ | 0% | 💨 W 16 mph (14 knots)

Live Music Lowdown


49 West | David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach | 7:30–10 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Open Mic Night | 8 PM


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
The Point | Skribe | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM
RiverBay Roadhouse | Open Mic Night | 7–10 PM


Navy Schedule

Baseball (20-17)
4/15 @ Lafayette | L 1-5
4/16 @ Lafayette | W 10-4
4/16 @ Lafayette | W 8-4

Women’s golf
4/15-16 vs. Navy Spring Invitational | 3rd out of 8 teams

Men’s golf
4/17-18 @ Commander-In-Chief's Cup | 8 AM

Women’s lacrosse (12-3)
4/15 vs. Holy Cross | W 22-9

Men’s lacrosse (7-6)
4/15 vs. Lafayette | W 9-6

Men’s rowing (lightweight)
4/15 @ Georgetown | W

Women’s rugby (7-5-1)
4/16 vs. West Chester
L 0-5
W 10-0
W 32-12
4/16 vs. Penn State
W 19-12
W 12-0
L 0-36
W 28-15
4/16 vs. Mount St. Mary’s
W 12-7
W 29-5
L 5-17

Men’s rugby (16-0)
4/15 vs. Army | W 30-6

Women’s tennis (18-5)
4/15 vs. Boston University | L 0-7

Men’s tennis (20-19)
4/15 @ Army | W 4-3

Rugby rolls on 🏉 

Navy couldn’t beat croquet rival St. John’s this weekend, but the Mids sent Army Rugby packing in the Division I-A quarterfinals. It was only 13–6 halfway through the match. But a dominant second half propelled Navy to a resounding 30–6 victory. The top-ranked men take on #2 seed Lindenwood in the semifinals at home this Saturday.

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