🍦Helicopters on Route 50

All-star players to all-star coaches, Maryland Day, animal welfare bill...


Good morning, Annapolis. We made a stupid comment about actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife in yesterday’s Scoop. That was my mistake and I hope you’ll forgive us and give us the chance to do better. – Ryan

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • All-Star players to All-Star coaches

  • Maryland Day

  • Animal welfare bill

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


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Major accident closes Route 50 in both directions

Police shut down all lanes of Route 50 near the Severn River Bridge around 1:30 PM yesterday. A two-vehicle accident sent three people to Shock Trauma in Baltimore – one by ambulance and two by helicopters that landed on the highway. A fourth victim went to UMD Capital Region Medical Center via ambulance. All lanes were opened about 2 hours later. Many surrounding roads were also backed up as drivers sought alternative routes.

Police didn’t share updates on the conditions of the victims but we sure hope they’re ok.

All-Star Classic Players Turned Coaches

Annapolis HS grad Marcus Johnson and Arundel alum Catherine Harmon (formerly Gonzalez) have 3 things in common:

🏀 They coached last night’s 33rd annual Anne Arundel County Senior All-Star Basketball Classic. You can see their rosters here.
🏀 Both played in the All-Star game when they were seniors – Marcus in 2000 and Catherine in 2001.
🏀 They played basketball at the College of Charleston.

Marcus now oversees Chesapeake boys basketball and Catherine coaches Meade’s girls. Fun fact: I cheered on Marcus and my brother Joe in their All-Star Classic victory back in the day. Braces and all! 😬 – LBM ($)

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Naptown Scoop goes on vacation

Thanks to Scoop Superfans Tammy and Rob for bringing us to warmer weather with them last week. Next time invite the actual team 😉 

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Last weekend of HERE. 🛍️ 🌸

HERE. a pop up shop wraps up its spring session on March 24. It’s your last chance to shop their beautiful selection made by local artisans and artists and get your Scoop gear! HERE is open Friday & Saturday 10 AM–6 PM and Sunday from 11 AM–6 PM. Visit at 1910 Towne Centre Blvd, Suite 120. There’s plenty of free parking at Annapolis Town Center.

Speaking of local artisans and artists. . .

Where can I get a hostess gift? 🎁

Local by Design’s March Artisans Market this weekend! LBD offers unique gifts and home décor crafted by local artisans. This month’s market is open Friday (3/22) from 10 AM–7 PM and Happy Hour is 4 to 7. Saturday (3/23) and Sunday (3/24) hours are 10 AM–5 PM. Enter at either entrance: 1818 Margaret Ave or 1805 C&D Virginia St.

🤔 What’s the difference between an artisan and an artist? Well, the dictionary says artists create art (like paintings and sculptures) using skill and imagination while artisans are workers who practice a trade or handicraft. Sounds like a squares and rectangles situation to us.

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Parenting is hard. But we’re all in it together.

On Tuesday, St. Anne’s School hosted a community Parent Education Session led by Head of School Connie Coker and Annapolis Pediatrics pediatrician, Dr. Charles Parmele. Pulling from concepts outlined in Julie Lythcott-Haims’ New York Times Bestseller How to Raise an Adult, Mrs. Coker and Dr. Parmele discussed the cultural shift towards “overparenting,” along with strategies for raising self-reliant, happy humans.

There were a lot of laughs, because let’s face it, parenting can be both challenging and comical. But there was also a lot of great discussion, helpful advice, real-life examples, and camaraderie building amongst the fellow parent attendees.

And if you want to learn more about St. Anne’s School and how we partner with parents on each child’s educational journey, consider visiting our campus. We’d love to meet you! 


Weekend Preview

🐰 Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Who says hunting Easter eggs is just for kids? Grab your flashlights and baskets and head to the Pip Moyer Center this Saturday night from 8 PM–10 PM. Proceeds from the tickets sales go to the Annapolis Rec & Parks scholarship fund. More info.

🧦 Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning
Bad news: The Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning this Saturday at the Annapolis Maritime Museum is sold out. But the good news: This is a perfect excuse to hold your own. This iconic Annapolitan tradition celebrates the start of spring (aka boat shoe season) by tossing a pair of old socks into a smelly roaring fire.

What to do on Maryland Day

Where else can you enjoy the taste of Old Bay on literally everything while experiencing all four seasons in a single week? Maybe we’re biased, but Maryland is pretty great. So we hope you’re celebrating our state’s birthday this weekend. The actual birthday is March 25, but that’s a Monday and unlike Gen Z, Maryland doesn’t take its birthday off. So an early birthday party it is.

Weekend events include:
👉 Learning about Chesapeake Bay wildlife at the Annapolis Maritime Museum — Friday 10 AM–3 PM at 723 Second Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21403

👉 Visiting the Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use. Exhibits and memorials are on display — Friday 8:30 AM–5 PM at 100 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

👉 Joining a Watermark walking tour for an interactive look at life in the 18th century — Saturday 10 AM–2 PM at 188 Main Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

And those are just a few of the events! Find a full list here.

🦀 🎂 & 🏈 👈️ that’s what Maryland does

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Animal welfare bill delayed

Every dog has its day (in court). At least, that’s the hope in delaying an animal welfare bill. The County Council wants to make sure there’s more time for input on legislation amending Lilo’s Law, a 2017 bill creating a “vicious” designation for dangerous animals. The big problem? The old law has lots of gray areas when it comes to proof these dogs did the dangerous deeds they’re accused of. Now animal welfare groups are asking for more time to give input on further legislation. A new version of the bill will likely come before the county council soon. ($)

A raise for the sheriff?

The county sheriff could be getting a raise in a couple of years, thanks to bills in the state House and Senate. If they pass, they’d bump up the sheriff’s salary by $20K, but not until FY2027. In other words, after the 2026 election. Sheriff Everett Sesker, who was elected in 2022, currently earns $133K, according to public records. ($)

Everyone knows you don’t become sheriff for the money. You do it for the coolest job title of all time.

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49 🌡️ 34 | 🌤️ | 0% | 💨 NW 13 mph (11 knots)


53 🌡️ 47 | 🌤️ | 1% | 💨 ESE 12 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 50ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Jazz Wire Jam Session | 7:30–10:30 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Weaver | 6:30–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Open Mic Night | 7:30 PM
Dark Horse | All You Need | 9 PM
Killarney House | Grayson Moon | 6–9 PM
Market House | Troll Tribe | 7–9 PM
Old Stein Inn | Ryan Keith & Thomas Coster | 6–9 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Bryan Ewald | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Wishbone Ash | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Mike Heuer | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Tony Stramella Band | 6 PM
Vibe | Open Mic Night | 7–11 PM


49 West | Laura Brino & Jeanette Lynn | 7:30–10:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | DeadEye Stare | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Loose Cannons | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Timothy Bracken | 8 PM
Jalapeños | Tom Lagana | 7:30–10:30 PM
Killarney House | Ray Weaver | 8–11 PM
Market House | Suzy and Alex | 7–10 PM
Market Space | SVV - Acoustic Duo | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Velvet Horizon | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Music Room | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | John Luskey | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Doug Segree | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Oleta Adams | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Aaron Hawkins | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Ryan Kozel | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Keith & Costner | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Sara and the Igniters | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Mr. VCR | 9:45 PM

Past results

Baseball (11-10)
3/20 @ Saint Joseph's | W 17–7

Women's Lacrosse (7-2)
3/20 @ Loyola | L 17–12

Men's Gymnastics (3-1)
3/22 @ USAG Collegiate Champs

Women's Tennis (16-5)
3/21 vs. Loyola Maryland | 2 PM

Wrestling (8-6)
3/21-22 @ NCAA Championship

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