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Home Owner's Expo, Brigade Boxing Championships, X-Golf...

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Good morning, Annapolis. A DC man is suing the lottery for publishing his numbers as the winning numbers by mistake. He’s seeking the full amount he would have won plus interest – a total of $340 million.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Home Owner’s Expo

  • Brigade Boxing Championships

  • Introducing X-Golf

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday to Lex Arizzi, Chris Ingersoll, & Andrea “Dr. Dre” Estrada! 🎂

Live the Waterfront Dream in Edgewater

Let me paint you a picture. Every morning, you wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Chesapeake Bay. You sip your coffee as waves gently break on the rip rap. And every evening, the last thing you see before retiring is the watchful light of the Thomas Point Lighthouse. Sounds nice, right?

That’s life at 4163 Carvel Lane. And it's not just the location that's great.

The home itself might be even more impressive. With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms across a generous lot, there's plenty of comfort and privacy. The home’s design brings the outside in from almost any room.

And for the boaters among us, it’s a dream come true. The home has a private pier complete with a 300 square-foot sun deck and boat lift. And because it’s right on the mouth of the river, you’ll be underway instantly.

Ready to make this your home? Contact Brad Kappel for a private tour today.


The Board of Education Race is on 🍎

It’s official. All candidates have filed for the Board of Education race. Here’s a rundown of everyone running in Scoop’s districts. If the candidate provided a campaign website, we’ve linked it for your convenience. *Denotes incumbents

District 5

🗳️ *Dana Schallheim
🗳️ LaToya Nkongolo
🗳️ Tareque O. Farruk

District 6

🗳️ *Joanna Bache Tobin
🗳️ Edilene Barros

District 7

🗳️ Dawn Pulliam
🗳️ Jeremy York

New traffic light 🚦

We’re not saying traffic on St. Margaret’s Road is the worst thing ever, but a new light is probably not a bad idea. The State Highway Administration is installing a signal where St. Margaret’s intersects Old Mill Bottom Road and Pleasant Plains Road. (If you’re trying to picture it, that’s right next to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.) Construction should be done before summer if the weather cooperates. Work will be done on weekdays during off-peak hours.

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Guiding light

📸 @pov.txny | 📍 Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

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How’s Naty’s Tex Mex?

If you drive the West Street corridor, you may have noticed Tequila Sunrise is now Naty’s Tex Mex. You might also be wondering how it is. Lucky for you, Scoop reader Albert tried it out last week and reported his findings.

It was a truly wonderful experience. The decor and ambiance were authentic and classy. The wait staff was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and very responsive. Last, but certainly not least, was the food and presentation. They were superb, truly exceptional!! We like Tex-Mex, but it often leaves us feeling stuffed, but not satisfied. This is the first time we felt satisfied all the way around. The presentation was also just perfect, beautiful.

Try Naty’s at 1975 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. It’s open 11 AM–10 PM every day except Sunday. Check out the menu before you go!

Introducing X-Golf ⛳

I got a great call out of the blue green yesterday from commercial real estate broker John Rosso. He was excited to share that X-Golf is opening in Annapolis this spring. What’s X-Golf? Only the most innovative and accurate golf simulator experience around. They have real courses most golfers only dream of. And great food. Long story short: golfers should be more stoked than when I got my first eagle. We’ll of course keep you updated on the opening.

X-Golf Annapolis will be teeing off at 167 Jennifer Road, Suite Y in Jennifer Square seven days a week.

Golf influencer Paige Spiranac and PGA pro Max Homa enjoying some X-Golf

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Embark on a transformative journey with our All Levels Inversion Workshop!

Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting, join us for a unique experience of balance and strength. Discover the art of inversions with Ally, tailored to all skill levels.

  • Elevate your practice

  • Conquer fears

  • Embrace the upside-down world of yoga

Secure your spot now for a harmonious blend of mindfulness and invigorating poses on Sunday, March 3, from 1–3 PM at the Annapolis studio.


83rd Annual Brigade Boxing Championships 🥊 

There’s a quintessential Annapolis event this Friday – the 83rd Annual Brigade Boxing Championships. Every midshipman at the Naval Academy is required to box plebe year. But this Friday, the best of the best will compete for all the glory. Admission is free and open to the public.

It’s a new era for the boxing team. Legendary coach Jim McNally recently retired after almost 38 years at the Academy. The team’s now under the command of interim head coach Adan Salguero.

Brigades – as this event is known – happens this Friday (2/23) at 7 PM in Alumni Hall.

Home Owner’s Expo 🛠 ️🏡

Hey HGTV addicts! Come find products and services for your most important asset – your home. The Home Owner’s Expo returns to the Byzantium Event Center this weekend. There are seminars with national experts, tons of vendors, and yummy Greek food. Saturday (2/24) from 10 AM–6 PM and Sunday (2/25) from noon to 5 PM. $6 for adults, $5 for military, and free for kids under 17. Buy tickets early. 2747 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.

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FY2025 Budgets: BOE to Vote 🗳️

Today (2/21), the Board of Education will discuss and vote on 12 proposed amendments to the operating budget and one for the capital budget. Tonight’s public meeting is at 6:30 PM in the Board Room at the Parham Building – 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. You can review the amendments and proposed budgets right here. Public comment will be accepted on amendments only. Learn about the comment process.

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The thing nobody tells you about selling your house 🏡

Did you know an exterior cleaning can significantly boost your home’s market appeal? Investing in a SoftWash from Blue Heron Property Services could mean an impressive return! As the spring real estate market approaches, now’s the perfect time to get an exterior SoftWash on the calendar. Their proven SoftWash technology has transformed countless Annapolis homes. Request your estimate today and give your home the refresh it deserves.*

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It’s Time to Paint

Has it been a while since you’ve painted and your walls aren’t in their prime anymore? Whether you just want a refresh or a fresh start, Blue Star has the crew for your job. They can color match or help you pick a new color for your walls. Mention “Scoop Special” when you call to schedule your estimate and receive $100 off each room if you get your walls, ceiling, and trim painted. Call Today 443-949-9156*

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45 🌡️ 33 | ☀️ | 6% | 💨 E 6 mph (5 knots)


51 🌡️ 45 | ⛅️ | 10% | 💨 SSE 12 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 43ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Dave Chappell and Friends | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Mark O'Dell | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Michael Waskey | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mallow Hill | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Richard Hayward | 6–9 PM
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5–8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | George Evans | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Brett Buehler | 9 PM


Brian Boru | Ray Wroten | 6:30–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Open Mic Night | 8–10 PM
Killarney House | Loose Change | 6–9 PM
Market House | Aaron Hawkins | 7 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Bryan Ewald | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Glen Phillips & Shawn Mullins | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Vibe | Open Mic Night | 7–11 PM

LISTEN: Anchors Aweigh interviews Navy soccer standout turned fighter pilot turned astronaut 🎙️

What college do you think has the most astronauts? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not Air Force (41). It’s not West Point (21). It’s not even Neil Armstrong’s alma mater, Purdue. It’s the Naval Academy with 54. And the Anchors Aweigh Podcast just interviewed one of those, Nicole Aunapu Mann.

Nicole was a soccer standout and captain at Navy in the 90s. Then she commissioned into the Marine Corps and flew F/A-18 Hornets. And in October 2021, she led a mission to the International Space Station. Don’t miss this incredible conversation 👩‍🚀

Past results

Baseball (2-1)
2/16–18 @ Elon | L 10-2

Women's Basketball (9-15)
2/17 vs. Boston University | L 69-60

Men's Basketball (8-17)
2/17 @ Boston U. | L 65-74

Men's Golf (0-1)
2/16–17 @ Gators Invitational | 15th / 15 Teams

Women's Lacrosse (2-0)
2/17 vs. East Carolina | W 16-6

Men's Lacrosse (2-1)
2/17 @ Towson | L 17-5

Rifle (10-9)
2/17 vs. John Jay | W 4721-4288

Men's Squash (15-15)
2/16 vs. Denison | W 7-2
2/17 vs. St. Lawrence | W 6-3
2/18 vs. Hobart | L 5-4

Women's Tennis (9-2)
2/17 vs. Towson | W 7-0
2/17 vs. Coppin State | W 7-0

Men's Tennis (12-2)
2/18 vs. FDU | W 6-1
2/18 vs. Villanova | W 5-2

Wrestling (8-6)
2/16 vs. Army | L 18-17

Upcoming games & matches

Baseball (2-1)
2/21 vs. Georgetown | 3 PM

Women's Basketball (9-15)
2/21 vs. Loyola | 7 PM

Men's Basketball (8-17)
2/21 @ Loyola | 7 PM

Women's Lacrosse (2-0)
2/21 @ Mount St. Mary's | 4 PM

Women's Swimming & Diving (6-3)
2/21 @ Patriot League Championship

Men's Swimming & Diving (8-3)
2/21 @ Patriot League Championship

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