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Read Between the Wines, Fire in the Kitchen Pickleball, Local Coast grand opening


Good morning, Annapolis. This is Naptown Scoop. We’re the Trader Joe’s of local news — fun, funky, and everyone’s wearing Hawaiian shirts 🌺 

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Read Between the Wines

  • Fire in the Kitchen

  • Local Coast opens its first store

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday, Nicole Dolan! 🎂


Don’t get stuck with poor gum health

Our gums are the foundation of great oral health and a cleaning is one easy way to keep them healthy! Thankfully, Morabito Family Dental offers cleanings & much more that will keep you smiling your best. 

Teeth cleanings prevent and remove buildup around the gum line, which can lead to infections & serious issues if left untreated. Plus, they are affordable & convenient, meaning you don’t have to miss a thing this summer. 

We also can help with advanced gum disease and many other oral health needs. Just give us a call and we’ll happily explain your options. 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.


$3.7 million grant to stop flooding

Nobody wants to see Annapolis suffer any more flood damage. That’s why we know you’ll be pleased to hear the city just received $3.7 million in grant funding for flood mitigation and stormwater control. The flood money comes from the Maryland Department of the Environment and will fund four of the city’s flood mitigation/stormwater control projects – including City Dock and three other localized projects.


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Local Coast grand opening party ⛵️ 🎣 🌊

Severna Park just got another biz that’s perfect for our water-loving community. Local Coast offers high-quality apparel crafted for life on and off the water. The veteran-owned retailer’s grand opening party is Friday (6/14) and Saturday (6/15) from 3–6 PM. Expect drinks, snacks, raffles, and sweet deals. Btw, owners Kristen and Jose Umana donate 5% of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and nonprofits fighting for our marine ecosystems. Find Local Coast at 550 B Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD and tell ‘em the Scoop sent you!

P.S. Local Coast makes a great Father’s Day gift. Ask me how I know 😉 

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.


Carnival, Concoctions, & Construction…Oh My!

Limited spots remain in Summer Explorers Camp at St. Anne’s School for young adventurers, aged 3.5 to 5 years old. Each week boasts a new theme like Crazy Concoctions, Let’s Go to the Zoo, Carnival of Curiosities, and many more! Each week also includes a special visit from an “Expert Explorer” such as The Science Guys, Eco Adventures, Mr. Jon and Friends…and the list goes on. Rumor has it that Mr. and Mrs. Claus will even travel down from the North Pole for Christmas in July week! No matter the week, your little explorer will enjoy arts and crafts, whacky water days, and of course, hands on activities both inside and in the great outdoors. The first week of camp begins next week and some of the weeks are already sold out, so be sure to book your adventure today!


Weekend Preview


🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️NAMIWalks Fundraiser: Steps off at 10 AM from the Coldwell Banker Offices (3 Church Circle) and takes you through Downtown Annapolis, past City Dock and the State House. The event aims to raise awareness for mental health. Register for free.

🥚 🌷Wildberry Farm + Market: Stock up on baked goods, farm fresh eggs, flowers, and more from 9 AM–noon. Join Yoga Barn for a drop-in yoga at 9:30 AM! BYO yoga mat. After yoga, catch a Nature Mandala workshop from 11 AM–12 PM. Yoga & workshops are in the field and cost $10 each (cash or Venmo on-site) — 1047 St Stephens Church Rd, Crownsville, MD

📖 ⛲️ Mr. Paca 's Garden Storytime: Runs 10–11 AM & features a reading of “My Family Plays Music” by Judy Cox. Craft time & exploring the Paca Garden follows. Best for ages 3–7. $10 per kid, $5 per adult; $8 per kid & free for HA adult members & military. Register 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD

📺 Annual Roper Romp: Meet in front of the Annapolis Visitor’s Center at 6 PM dressed as Mrs. Roper or other Three’s Company characters! Runs until 10 PM on West St. during Dinner Under the Stars. Expect prizes, discounts, & Mrs. Roper jewelry/accessory giveaways.


⚽️ 💙 Celebrate Father’s Day with The Annapolis Blues vs. FC Frederick at home at 5 PM. Dads and kids who registered for Pops on the Pitch get to play on the field from 2:30–3:30 PM. Score tickets.

Fire in the Kitchen pickleball tournament

Pickleball fans — a fun tourney is coming up and it benefits a great cause. The second annual Fire in the Kitchen Pickleball Classic is set for Sunday, June 30. Proceeds will help the Eastport Volunteer Fire Company and Station 36 promote fire prevention and safety. The tournament offers men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Registration closes tomorrow!

Carr’s Beach Reunion 🎶

Annapolis Rec & Parks will celebrate Juneteenth on June 19 with a special Carr’s Beach Reunion at the Annapolis Maritime Museum from 3–7 PM. Bring a folding chair and enjoy live music, local vendors, and food. Those who visited Carr’s Beach during its heyday are encouraged to come and record memories to be preserved for future generations.

🤔 What’s Carr’s Beach? In the era of Jim Crow segregation, this Chesapeake Bay beach was hugely popular with African Americans and saw some legendary performances. Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, James Brown, and many others rocked out at Carr’s Beach over the years.

Read Between the Wines 🍷 🧀

The early bird gets the worm wine. Let us explain. Anne Arundel County Public Library is hosting “Read Between the Wines” again, an event that always sells out. Here’s your chance to save some scratch on your ticket to the June 30th event from 5–8 PM at Great Frogs Winery. Early bird tickets are available until June 14. Your ticket includes 2 glasses of Great Frogs wine, a keepsake wine glass, and an individual charcuterie plate from CharcuterLeigh, all while you enjoy music by Madisun Bailey. So, get ready to sip, socialize, and support our library!

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.


Join the BOE ethics panel 🏫

Want to help the Board of Ed make the grade on ethics? The Ethics Panel, made up of volunteer members from the community, ensures the board maintains integrity and adheres to its principles. If you’re interested in applying, contact [email protected] by June 27 at 4 PM. Include a resume, short bio, and a statement about why you’re a good candidate.

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Need Father’s Day plans?

We’ve got you. Friends, family, tailgating, and soccer. What more could you ask for? Come cheer on the Annapolis Blues FC as we take on FC Frederick, this Father’s Day, 6/16, at 5 PM. There’s a special Pops on the Pitch promo for the fathers in attendance, so grab your old man and your Blues gear let's head to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium! Tickets start at $10.*

Maryland Cures Cancer Regatta: Everything You Need to Know

The first race of Annapolis’ famous Triple Crown of Charity Sailing is next weekend (6/15). But it’s not too late to race. Enter your boat by tonight for some wonderful racing. After the race, anyone is welcome at Eastport Yacht Club for the Rock the Dock afterparty featuring the Eastport Oyster Boys. You can even get a head start on the auction! Register, get party tickets, or start bidding right here.*

It takes 1 person to make a historic impact

Or in this case, 50. You see, Carroll H. Hynson, Jr. posed a challenge to Historic Annapolis. If they get 50 new members in June, he’ll donate $10,000. The Annapolis we love today does not look or feel this way by accident. It is due to 70+ years of active support from the community and preservation by Historic Annapolis. Join and partner with us to unlock $10,000!*

*indicates sponsored advertising content.



84 🌡️ 72 | 🌤️ | 6% | 💨 S 14 mph (12 knots)


85 🌡️ 69 | 🌤️ | 24% | 💨 S 11 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 76ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Open Mic | 7:30–9:30 PM
AMM Tides & Tunes Concert Series | Michael McHenry Tribe | 7–9 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Grayson Moon | 6–9 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Wroten | 6:30–9:30 PM
Coconut Joe's | Dave Tieff | 2–5 PM
Dark Horse Annapolis |  Goodman Guilliams & Greg Schroeder | 8:30 PM
Killarney House | Madisun Bailey | 6–9 PM
Libbey’s Coastal Kitchen | Justin Ryan | 4–7 PM
Market House | Michael Miller | 6–8 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | The Devaney Brothers | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Bryan Ewald | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | The Blackbyrds | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Victoria & Steve | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Tony Streamella Band | 6 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Federico Tubaya Jazz | 5 PM


49 West | The Lois and Clark Expedition | 8:30–11 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Rickshaw Lizard | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Colby Sard | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Phil Neary | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Sister Midnight Trio | 5–8 PM
Coconut Joe's | The Bruce Packett Band | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Sarah Paige | 4:30–7:30 PM
Killarney House | Donnaka | 8–11 PM
Libbey’s Coastal Kitchen | Mike Miller | 4–7 PM
Market House | Alex G and Faith | 8–11 PM
Market Space | Kristi Allen | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Trio Sonic | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Music Room | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Noah Booz | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | David Benoit with Big Band | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | BoRoy | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | One Step Down | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | George Evans | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Wheelhouse | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Madisun Bailey | 6 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Justin Berdeguez | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | The Moran Tripp Band | 9:45 PM


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