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Our writer Dylan's new book, first formal dress parade of spring, MLK parade...


Good morning, Annapolis. We must apologize. In yesterday’s ad for Brad Kappel, we said the coveted community of Linstead is in Annapolis, not Severna Park. We’d like to apologize to all offended Linsteaders and assure you this reflects our proofreading skills, not Brad’s real estate skills.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Dylan wrote another book

  • Formal dress parade

  • Music scholarship up for grabs

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


Spend Your Tax Refund on Your Smile!

Have a cosmetic issue you’ve been meaning to fix? Overdue for some dental work? Don’t put off your oral treatment the same way you put off doing your taxes! 

Tax season is well underway and with your new tax refund, you can invest in getting the smile you deserve! Whether it is restorative work or preventative care, our team at Morabito Family Dental has the expertise and gentle touch to make your visit great. 

With hours from 7 AM to 8 PM and on Saturdays, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you.

We’re proud of our commitment to the Annapolis community. We look forward to smiling, laughing & working with you soon.


Meet the Banneker-Douglass-Tubman Museum

Governor Wes Moore just made it official: Harriet Tubman’s name will be added to the Banneker-Douglass Museum. The legislation unanimously passed MD’s House and Senate. It honors Tubman’s legacy as an abolitionist who escaped slavery in Dorchester County before returning to free others via the Underground Railroad. Tubman will join fellow historic Marylanders Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass on museum signage in October. ($)

What’s the Banneker-Douglass-and-soon-to-be-Tubman Museum? It’s Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. And it’s right here in beautiful, downtown Annapolis. Visit at 84 Franklin Street.

King scholarship applications open

Here’s something you’ll want to read if you have a music student: AMFM is accepting applications for the Tim King Music Performance Scholarship. That’s $5K for graduating high school seniors planning to study music performance. The deadline is May 3 and recipients will be announced in June. Here’s the full breakdown of qualifications and application criteria.

Coming soon from a writer you know: The Tide and the Stars 📖

Preorders are now open for Scoop writer Dylan Roche’s latest novel, The Tide and the Stars – which comes out June 11. This fantasy epic follows two runaway servants who find themselves at the center of a prophecy surrounding the fate of the kingdom and must undertake a quest to save their future queen from a terrible fate. Preorder now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop.org, or wherever else you buy books!

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Dinghy Dock

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Overcoming Key Bridge challenges

Has your business been affected by the collapse of the Key Bridge? Support is available. Governor Wes Moore, County Executive Steuart Pittman, and the SBA have come together to create the Disaster Assistance Business Recovery Center. It’s based in and serves Anne Arundel County, providing loans and grants to affected businesses. The center is open 8 AM – 6 PM weekdays and 10 AM – 2 PM Saturdays at Arundel Christian Church – 710 Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

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Expect the unexpected 🎶

Patrons of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra - and really anyone who loves music - are in for a real treat this weekend when award-winning pianist Awadagin Pratt joins the ASO for Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4. It’s been called the most artistic and complex concerto Beethoven ever wrote!

The concert also features Respighi’s uber-popular Feste Romane, which recreates raucous scenes from ancient Rome. Imagine gladiators battling to the death, the Christian Jubilee, a harvest and hunt festival, and the Piazza Navona. The piece requires more musicians and instruments than anything else ASO will perform this season! And watch this.

Scoop readers get 30% off up to 4 tickets! Just enter the code PIANO at checkout. Performances are at 7:30 PM on April 12 and 13 at Maryland Hall.


Weekend Preview

  • It’s the 40th playing of the Annapolis Cup on Saturday – a fierce, but friendly Croquet Match between St. John’s College and the Naval Academy. Don your festive spring attire if you’re heading to the St. John’s campus for the match. Limited tickets may be available and volunteers are needed (and you’ll get in free after your shift!)

  • See environmentally friendly ways to get around at Kick Gas!, the EV Showcase and Earth Day Celebration on Sunday from 2–5 PM on West Street. Full details here.

  • There’s a walking fundraiser for MS (multiple sclerosis) around Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Sunday morning. Choose the 1-mile walk or go big with 3 miles. Click here to sign up or donate.

  • Hop aboard the historic Skipjack Wilma Lee for the season’s opening weekend and learn about our beautiful Chesapeake Bay with the Annapolis Maritime Museum crew. See times and more details.

  • Join Scoop writer, Lauren, at Park Books at 11 AM Sunday morning for a reading of her book, Charlie STEPs UP to LACROSSE 🥍  Enjoy snacks, lax-themed sensory activities, and coloring. It’s free but we recommend preordering your copy!

Ever seen a formal dress parade? ⚓️

Annapolis has many parades. But this one’s a little different. On Friday (4/12) at 4 PM, the Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen will present a formal dress parade on Worden Field – a tradition dating back to 1845. The parades are a visual representation of the discipline, professionalism, and teamwork required to succeed in the Navy.

Can’t make it tomorrow? There are two more this spring: April 26 and May 23. Wondering how to get on to the Yard? Here’s everything you need to know. Don’t forget your ID!

Making plans for the MLK Parade?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once described himself as a “drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness,” so it’s only fitting that the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps will honor him with a annual parade on Saturday. The parade begins at noon at the corner of West Street and Amos Garrett Boulevard before continuing to City Dock. The full route’s below. Be sure to join in on the festivities and plan ahead for road closures shortly before the noon start time.

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64 🌡️ 60 | 🌧️ | 87% | 💨 SSE 20 mph (17 knots)


69 🌡️ 51 | 🌧️ | 40% | 💨 WSW 18 mph (16 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 54ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Jeff Muller & Friends | 7:30–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | Aaron Hawkins | 6:30–9:30 PM
Dark Horse | Moran Tripp Band | 8:30 PM
Killarney House | Chris Durm | 6–9 PM
Market House | b.en | 7–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Kevin Koa | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Bryan Ewald | 5–8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Tavair Dominque | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Open Mic | 7 PM


49 West | Mike Henry | 7–9 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Moose Jaw Bluegrass | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Higher Hands | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Meg & Bryan | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Patrick Donovan | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Greg Seybold | 5–8 PM
Killarney House | Ciaran Quinn | 8–11 PM
Market House | Alex G Lee | 7–10 PM
Market Space | Kristi Allen | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Shatners | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mallow Hill Trio | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Biergarten with Shawn Owen | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Joanne Shaw Taylor | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | BoRoy | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Jesse Lee | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | George Evans | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Genghis Khan Band | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Honey Sol | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Mac Heat | 9:45 PM


Northeast’s Cam Albury is Player of the Year 🏀

Northeast HS senior basketball player Cam Albury is legen – wait for it. . . and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant ‘cause the second half of that word is – dary! Down by 12 in the fourth quarter of the state championship, Northeast’s assistant coach – who happens to be Cam’s dad – told Cam to “Be legendary.” And he listened.

Cam scored 13 points and the game-winning shot to capture Northeast’s first ever state title. And since real recognize real, the Capital Gazette just bestowed the title Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Cam. Congrats, Champ! ($)

Past Navy results

Baseball (20-13)
4/10 vs Maryland Eastern Shore | W 13–10

Women's Tennis (21-6)
4/10 vs Morgan State | W 6–1

Upcoming Navy games & matches

Men's Golf (0-1)
4/15 @ Stitch Intercollegiate

Women's Soccer (9-7-3)
4/15 vs George Mason | 5 PM

Women's Track & Field
4/15 @ Virginia Grand Prix

Men's Track & Field
4/15 @ Virginia Grand Prix

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