🍦What should go in 4 Church Circle?

County Council walks back controversial resolution...


Good morning, Annapolis. If you know what movie this quote is from, we can be friends. “Hey, you wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?”

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Circuit court judge retiring

  • 2024 parade schedule

  • County Council walks back controversial resolution

Let’s send it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


As a leader in the construction industry, 84 Lumber is renowned for providing top-notch building materials that elevate the art of home construction. With a commitment to superior craftsmanship, 84 Lumber has become a go-to destination for builders and homeowners alike. 

Their extensive selection of high-quality lumber and building materials ensures precision and durability, from the foundation to the finishing touches. 84 Lumber not only offers a wide range of products but their expert team of associates are here to provide you with the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. 

In an industry where attention to detail is paramount, 84 Lumber stands out for their dedication to excellence. From framing to roofing, 84’s materials form the backbone of the home. Go with the brand you know you can trust for your next project. 

Visit 84 Lumber’s Annapolis showroom at 1690 Balt - Annapolis Boulevard or take a tour of our Virtual Showroom before you stop by.


It’s parade season

Starting next month, Annapolis has at least 1 parade per month until July. And there are 2 in June!

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Sunday, March 17 at 1 PM.

    • There’s also Shamrock the Dock at City Dock this Saturday & Sunday

    • Lucky you, we’ve got details for both events ☘️

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade: Saturday, April 13

  • Memorial Day Parade: Monday, May 27

  • Pride 2024 Parade and Festival: Saturday, June 1 🏳️‍🌈

  • Juneteenth Parade and Festival: Saturday, June 22

  • Independence Day Parade: Thursday, July 4 🇺🇸 🎆

    • Don’t miss Severna Park’s Fourth of July Parade. It’s by far the biggest around!

Stories with ($) require a third-party subscription.


“Like seeing moon in the middle of the day, I felt like my feet were just floating away.” – Chadwick Stokes, Josephine

📸 @fv_porkchop | 📍Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Tag @NaptownScoop to get your photos in the Scoop!


What do you want to see at 4 Church Circle?

There’s an exciting new development on Church Circle. Annapolis Capital Partners – the team that brought luxury boutique hotel 134 Prince to Annapolis – is seeking restaurant tenants for 4 Church Circle. There’s room for a two-level, 229-seat restaurant and a cafe/bakery. So we want to know what you want to see.

We’ll publish several suggestions in the Scoop later this week and pass along all ideas to Clint Ramsden and Cody Monroe – the locals behind the project. Click here to make your suggestion!

New Early Intervention Autism Services Center

Autism services provider Verbal Beginnings is opening in Annapolis this summer. The new office on Forest Drive will serve kids aged 18 months to 6 years. Along with Applied Behavior Analysis services, it will offer Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and parent training. Like their Millersville location, this location will have a 1:1 therapist-to-child ratio. Learn more about Verbal Beginnings.

Reminder: Sailor Oyster Bar reopens today for the first time in 18 months! 🦪 

Check out the beautifully reimagined and expanded space at 196 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Raise your hand if your credit card bills are also about to spike like NVIDIA stock.

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.

Cellist Steven Isserlis at Maryland Hall ✨

Facts: World-famous cellist Steven Isserlis visits Annapolis from the UK this weekend to join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Masterworks IV: Portraits. Artistic Director José-Luis Novo will conduct Berlioz “Roman Carnival”,  Schumann’s Cello Concerto, and Elgar “Enigma” March 1st and 2nd at Maryland Hall, and March 3rd at Strathmore. Use code CELLO to get 30% OFF tickets to Maryland Hall performances March 1 & 2. Up to 4 tickets per transaction. Does not include Parterre or Orchestra AA seating. Tickets at AnnapolisSymphony.org 


Theater Talk Tuesday

The Baker’s Wife at Colonial Players
Bread and romance (two of our favorite things) come together in this musical by Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked. It opens this weekend and runs through March 30 at Colonial Players of Annapolis — 108 East Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Save the date: MRE Sock Burning

Apparently barefoot is back this weekend. The MRE has its annual sock burning Saturday at noon at Dark Horse. Bring some smelly old socks! Dark Horse is located at 985 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.

🧦 Fun fact: Sock burnings are a popular local tradition to welcome the end of winter. The switch to socklessness usually happens closer to the spring equinox, but it seems those Eastportaricans just can’t wait this year.

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.


Wachs resting his gavel 👨‍⚖️

Judge J. Michael Wachs isn’t keeping his circuit court seat this year. After a 15-year term filled with several big criminal cases, he recently announced his retirement. His post-bench plans aren’t final but don’t expect the traditional Florida migration, Judge Wachs says he’s considering further work in law.

What’s next for the circuit court? Governor Wes Moore will appoint a judge for the seat until 2026. After that, voters will decide which judge will serve the next 15-year term. ($)

County Council says, “Whoops, never mind”

At the beginning of February, County Council passed a controversial resolution. It put the council’s admin staff under the supervision of all seven council members instead of just the council chair. The big question was: How does someone report to seven bosses? After significant pushback, the council recently amended the resolution to put supervisory responsibilities solely back with the council chair. ($)

Stories with ($) require a third-party subscription.



59 🌡️ 56 | ☁️ | 24% | 💨 S 14 mph (12 knots)


65 🌡️ 35 | 🌥️ | 74% | 💨 SSW 17 mph (15 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 42ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Jazz Jam | 8–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Nate Finn | 6–9 PM
The Point | Kavoossi | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM


49 West | Dave Chappell and Friends | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Dark Horse | b.en | 8 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Middleton Tavern | Kevin Pollock & Doghouse Blue | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mixed Business | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Luke Borchelt | 6–9 PM
The Point | Jordan | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Daley | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Victoria & Steve | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Kat | 8–11 PM

Did you know the Naval Academy has a parachute team? And they’re super good. The high-flying team just earned tons of honors including several gold and silver medals at Nationals. MIDN 1/C Nate Basford beat every single West Point cadet in the Master’s Accuracy competition. How do you train for skydiving? Hours in the wind tunnel and lots of skydiving. See photos of the action.

Baseball (2-5)
2/27 vs. Delaware State | 3 PM

Women's Basketball (10-16)
2/28 @ Lafayette | 6 PM

Men's Basketball (10-17)
2/28 vs. Lafayette | 7 PM

Stories with ($) require a third-party subscription.


Thanks for reading Naptown Scoop today. If you found something useful, please share it with someone who invented something.