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City of Annapolis Intern Program, Annapolis Hope cruise, Summer concerts at City Dock

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Good morning, Annapolis. How would you describe the sound of the Blue Angels? A rip? A roar? Some just call it the sound of freedom. Whatever you call it, it gets us every time.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • City of Annapolis Intern Program

  • Annapolis Hope cruise

  • Summer Concerts at City Dock

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Luxe living in the heart of Annapolis

Location, location, location. You may tire of hearing that, but clichés are only clichés because they’re true. Let’s visit one of Annapolis’ most coveted neighborhoods.

This Wardour estate is a remarkable opportunity – a stunning home on a very private acre. If you need me, I’ll be out back. I might play with the dog in the lush, green lawn. Or dip into the resort-quality pool & hot tub.

Inside, one word comes to mind – spacious. You will never feel cramped. That’s evident in the 2-story marble entry, in the kitchen gathered around the massive curved island, and especially in the primary suite fit for royalty.

Just 2 homes have sold on this street in the past 2 years. And it’s easy to see why. Charming locally-owned shops and restaurants are within walking distance. And both downtown Annapolis and Route 50 are less than 5 minutes away.


Pat Sajak’s last Wheel of Fortune episode to air June 7 📺

It’s (nearly) the end of a game show era. Pat Sajak’s 43-year run as the host of “Wheel of Fortune” ends June 7. He taped his last episode over a month ago, which will air as part of a weeklong series of shows called “Thanks for the Memories.” Speaking of memories, he teamed-up with letter-turning model Vanna White in 1982. White will stay on when Ryan Seacrest takes over. Sajak’s 28-year-old daughter and Severn School alumna Maggie Sajak will fill in for White on occasion.

Sajak became a Severna Park resident after purchasing his Bluff Point home in 1991. In 1998, Sajak bought WNAV-1430 AM, one of the last radio stations in Annapolis. A few years ago, he sold it to a group of local broadcasters for $1,000. He and his wife, Lesly, also donated $1 million to Luminis Health Anne Arundel County Medical Center. The hospital’s Sajak Pavilion houses a breast care center and other outpatient care services. ($)

Apply Now for City of Annapolis Summer Intern Program 👩🏼‍💻 👨‍💻

Like Scoop publisher Ryan always says . . . “Never take an unpaid internship.” Well, if you’re between the ages of 14 and 24, you’re in luck. The City of Annapolis is ISO summer interns for their Young Teen (14–16) and Young Adult (17–24) programs which run June–August 2024. The program pays participants while providing a mix of training workshops, professional skills development, career pathway planning, and networking. Apply by May 31.

🎭 Colonial Players audition dates for The Returned

Colonial Players of Annapolis is teaming up with Otherwise Theatre for an original entry into this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, a theater festival held in DC every summer (July 11–21 this year). The show they will be performing is The Returned, a dark comedy, and auditions are being held:

🎬️ Sunday, May 26, at 1 PM
🎬️ Tuesday, May 28, at 7 PM
🎬️ Saturday, June 1, at 1 PM

For full information on the play, auditions, and performances, click here. Colonial Players also has auditions coming up for the first play of its 2024–25 season, Tiny Beautiful Things, on June 9 and 10.

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Got plans June 1? Allow us to make a suggestion. . .

There's nothing in Annapolis quite like a Blues game. They took Annapolis by storm last year – winning a thrilling Conference Championship and setting multiple National Premier Soccer League attendance records. Which brings us to today's message.

The Blues home opener is June 1 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Anyone who went to a game last year (even the rainy one) will tell you these games are an absolute blast.

We even tailgate! The official Blues tailgate is inspired by the legendary tailgates before Jimmy Buffett shows.

So put the Annapolis Blues on your calendar for June 1. Tickets start at just $8.


Annapolis Hope cruise ⛵️

The Annapolis Maritime Museum has stepped up big time with our Annapolis Hope fundraiser by letting us borrow their iconic skipjack, Wilma Lee, on the 1-year anniversary of the tragic triple murder that led to Annapolis Hope. The crew is donating their time during the cruise on June 11 from 6–8:30 PM for this commemorative fundraiser event. Roxana Rodriguez from Caliente Grill is donating fine food and drinks. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in one beautiful sunset cruise. The ultimate goal is to save the late Nick Mireles’ wife and 8 kids from eviction. Visit our Eventbrite page to save your seat.

Thanks also to the organizations (like SpinSheet 🤗) that have made generous grants completely unsolicited. These local businesses have also or will soon donate a portion of sales: Always Ice Cream Company, Annapolis Candle, Wrabyn, and J. McLaughlin. 👏

What’s ahead for Commissioning Week? 🎓⚓️

We’re about halfway through Commissioning Week, with plenty of exciting stuff left. Here’s what’s on the schedule today, tomorrow, and Friday:

  • Today is the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration, so you’ve got only a few hours left to make watch plans if you haven’t yet. The show starts at 2 PM and will likely be about an hour. Remember, we’ve got all the details about best places to watch, road closures, and parking options in our Commissioning Week Guide.

  • Tomorrow is the Color Parade, the Brigade’s final formal dress parade of the year. It starts at 11 AM on Worden Field. The public is invited to watch the formal presentation of the color company pennant by the superintendent, the company commander, and the “color honoree” to the newly designated spring color company.

  • Finally, the big day it’s all building up to: Graduation! The ceremony is at 10 AM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, but the gates open at 7 AM and the procession starts at 9 AM. If you’re attending, get there early. If you’re not attending, you may want to steer clear of driving near the stadium — traffic gets pretty tough! The ceremony is invite-only to attend, but you can stream it on YouTube.

  • Who’s speaking at graduation this year? USNA graduation always draws a high-ranking government official to give the keynote speech. This year it’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III. He served 41 years in the Army, earning a Silver Star for his leadership of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He retired as a four-star Army general in 2016 and was sworn in as the 28th Secretary of Defense in 2021.

Summer Concerts at City Dock Return 🎶

There’s not much that beats a free concert overlooking the water in the summertime. Join the party at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock on Sundays and some Fridays from now until September. La Feria De Las Flores plays this Sunday (5/26) from 6:30–8:30 PM. See the lineup and schedule. Bonus: Select events have free tango or salsa lessons! 💃

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.

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Boating Adventures Await 🛥️

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80 🌡️ 70 | 🌤️ | 11% | 💨 SSE 11 mph (10 knots)


81 🌡️ 68 | ⛈️ | 57% | 💨 SSW 7 mph (6 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 68ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Dave Chappell and Friends | 5–7 PM
Bread & Butter | Mike Miller | TBA
Brian Boru | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Dinner Under The Stars | Grove Spot Band and Show | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Shawn Owen | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mixed Business | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Eddie Rogers | 6–9 PM
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Scott Kirby Band w. Noah Robertson | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | George Jano | 9 PM


49 West | Shook/Russo 4 Tet | 8–11 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Wroten | 6:30–9:30 PM
Killarney House | Loose Change| 6–9 PM
Market House | Aaron Hawkins | 12–3 PM
Market House | Michael K | 6–8 PM
Metropolitan Rooftop | Shelby Hall | 7–10 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 | Troll Tribe | 5 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Aaron Hawkins | 6 PM


USNA Coach Reggie Wicks passes away at 79

Navy wrestling is mourning the loss of Reginald “Reggie” Wicks, a USNA professor and wrestling coach for 28 years. He came to Navy as an assistant coach from 1974–1987 and then served as head coach from 1987 until his retirement from coaching in 2000. His career record was 200-80-6. He continued as a full professor until 2010. A celebration of life is scheduled August 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Upcoming games & matches

Intercollegiate Sailing
5/20-23 @ ICSA Women's Fleet Race Championship

Men's Track & Field
5/23 @ NCAA East Preliminary

Men's Track & Field
5/22 @ NCAA East Preliminary

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