🍦A letter to our future intern

Eastport a Rockin', where to get May Day flowers, athlete of the year...

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Good morning, Annapolis. We’re officially less than one month away from the Blue Angels air show (5/22) so start thinking of excuses to pull your kids out of school. Suggestions include:

  • They’ve been invited to a philosophical debate on whether the week starts on Sunday or Monday

  • They’re conducting a critical societal experiment to discover if socks really do disappear in the dryer

  • They’re participating in an environmental study on the migration patterns of the F/A-18 Super Hornet

Is that last one too obvious?

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

An Eastport gem 💎

When most Annapolitans think of Eastport, it’s the area east of Sixth Street. Many aren’t aware that Eastport contains dozens more serene streets with incredible homes. Specifically, a small enclave between Hawkins and Wells Coves where opportunities rarely come to market. This is one of those rare opportunities.

This beautifully appointed, Craftsman home is turn-key, be it a weekend escape or a forever home. Its just under 4,000 square feet are perfectly laid out. All 4 bedrooms occupy the second level. The main level has an open layout anchored by a gourmet kitchen surrounded by the dining area, living room, and sunroom.

Downstairs is entertainment central with a family room, rec room, bar, and full bathroom. There’s even an elevator connecting all 3 levels and an enclosed garage – quite rare in Eastport.

Because they’re rare, opportunities in this neighborhood never last long. Contact Brad Kappel for your private tour right now if you’re interested.


May Day Basket Tradition 💐🧺

Our favorite Wednesday approaches. Wednesday, May 1. AKA the 69th Annual May Day Basket competition hosted by Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne. Blue Ribbons await the best flower baskets in Downtown Annapolis and Murray Hill. And that Blue Ribbon is your golden ticket to the Winner’s Tea on May 3. Some rules:

  • Residential arrangements must be in baskets

  • Businesses can use containers reflecting their business

  • All displays must be out by 10 AM on May 1 for judging and include your full name on a card (children need their age too)

Where to buy flowers? Peaceful Petals in Severna Park. The owner’s son, Jack, has an inoperable brain tumor. And when you buy flowers between April 27–30, tell the cashier you’re participating in May Day to donate to the Child Life Department at Johns Hopkins and get a special ribbon. Jack will pick one winning basket and the Peaceful Petals Flower Fairies will pick another. See full details here!

School scare in Severna Park

The Severna Park community had a brief scare yesterday while police investigated threats of possible violence. About 90 minutes later, they deemed the threats non-credible and lifted access restrictions from four schools. ($)

Ice Cream + Annapolis Hope = Can’t Miss It

Here at the Scoop, we like our tongues cooled by ice cream and our hearts warmed by good causes. That’s why we’re excited to collaborate on a fundraiser with Always Ice Cream for Annapolis Hope.

On May 15, stop by Always Ice Cream at 116 Annapolis St, Annapolis, MD 21401 or 196 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401 and get a scoop of your favorite flavor. Better yet, make it a triple! 20% of all sales go straight to Annapolis Hope.

Want a Scoop from the Scoop? Naptown Scoop publisher Ryan will scoop alongside Always Ice Cream co-owner Mark Cohen from 2:30–3:30 PM on Main Street and 5:30–7:30 PM on Annapolis Street!

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Want to make videos like that all summer long?

Dear “Naptown Scoop’s first social media intern”,

An incredible summer awaits you.

We have dozens of incredible events to cover. If something awesome’s happening in Annapolis, you’ll be there. And you’ll share it with the tens of thousands of followers

You’ll learn so much. You’ll get paid; never take an unpaid internship. And if you do great work, you’ll have a glowing reference for your next employer. Or heck, maybe we’ll be your next employer.

This is the last time we’re soliciting applications for this job. So if you want it (or know someone who does), check out the (totally not boring) job description.

Ryan Sneddon | Publisher, Naptown Scoop

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The Cure for Lawn Envy

You ever driven by a neighbor’s house and thought, “What a lawn? I wish mine was that green. . . “? That’s a symptom of a disease called Lawn Envy and only one doc in town has the cure.

Lawn Doctor. Their expert lawn care services start with healthy soil – the most important part of any lawn. And Lawn Doctor’s experts have a huge arsenal of services specially designed for Annapolis’ unique climate.

But their expertise doesn’t stop there. They’ll even share mowing tips that’ll make your lawn the envy of the neighbors all summer long. Get a free quote today!


Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show ⛵

You don’t have to travel far for one of the biggest events in sailing. Because the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is right down the street! At City Dock this weekend, you’ll see the best in sailboats, shop gear and equipment, connect with boating clubs and other sailors, and learn a ton. The show runs 10 AM–6 PM on Friday and Saturday and 10 AM–5 PM on Sunday. Tickets are $18. Be there!

ATC Summer Concert Series 🎤🎸

Something summer-themed is in sight! 👀 The Annapolis Town Center Summer Concert Series kicks off May 3. Concerts run on the first and third Friday each month until September 20 at the Boathouse Pavilion in the East Village (next to P.F. Chang’s). These are always wildly popular, and best of all free, so plan ahead and arrive early. Here’s the lineup. Tip: BYO chair or blanket.

Heads up: Eastport a Rockin’

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for Eastport a Rockin’, what are you waiting for? This homegrown music festival showcases 35 of our area’s best original talent. No cover bands allowed. This year’s fest starts at 11 AM on Saturday, June 22.

You’ll hear performances from popular local bands like Sweet Leda, Guava Jelly, Meg Murray & August West, Kelly Bell Band, and many, many more.

There are still plenty of tickets. Get GA for $30 or go VIP option (21+ only because alcohol’s included) for $100. Proceeds benefit local charities and good causes, including the Annapolis Maritime Museum and the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians.

Events like this take a village. So if you’re interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or being a food or drink vendor, check this out.

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Thank You for Making Wellness on the Water a Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined Wellness House of Annapolis at EYC for the Wellness on the Water 2024 Launch Party and Fundraiser! A special thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting this event! Because of your support, we raised over $50,000 to help keep WOW and over 35+ other cancer support programs free of charge.*

Learn to sail and Win a charter in the British Virgin Islands! ⛵️ 

Enroll in a US Sailing Certified Keelboat Course with J World Annapolis Performance Sailing School before September 30, 2024, and be ENTERED TO WIN a Moorings Charter in the British Virgin Islands. Make your dreams come true. Call 410-280-2040. The sunny weather is finally here! If you want to go boating but don't have a boat, why not visit the Chesapeake Boating Club today? Pick your favorite power or sail vessel and explore the open water. Reach out to us at 410-280-8692 for more information.*

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70 🌡️ 47 | 🌥️ | 24% | 💨 WNW 12 mph (10 knots)


59 🌡️ 44 | ⛅ | 0% | 💨 ENE 10 mph (8 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 59ºF
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 | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Dark Horse | Moose Jaw Bluegrass | 8 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Kevin Pollock | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mixed Business | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Dave Tieff | 6–9 PM
The Point | Jordan | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Madison Cunningham & Juana Molina | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Desert Shade | 9 PM


49 West | The Coastal Suite | 8–10:30 PM
Brian Boru | Ciaran Quinn | 6:30–9:30 PM
Dark Horse | Dan Heely Band | 8:30 PM
Killarney House | Loose Change | 6–9 PM
Market House | Mr VCR Duo | 8–10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Jordan Sokel | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Dan Haas | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Stanley Jordan | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Troll Tribe | 5 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Federico Tubaya | 5 PM


St. Mary’s girls lacrosse edges Severn 🥍⚜️

Annapolis’ fiercest private school rivalry faced off in girl’s lacrosse on Monday. During overtime, St. Mary’s junior Anna Ervin scored in a woman-up situation to lead the Saints to a 10-9 win. It was a big day for Anna, who also had 2 assists and 2 other goals, including the game-tying goal that forced OT. Teammate Sydney DeMaio led the scoring that day with 4 goals and 3 assists. Severn’s Bronwyn Bolton netted 3 goals and 1 assist, while teammates Giselle Torain and Peach Wellschlager each netted 2. ($)

Capital names Eric Penkala Athlete of the Year

Not too many people earn the distance triple crown – AKA state champ in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200-meter runs. Eric Penkala of Southern High School became only the third runner to achieve that status since Maryland added the 800m run 40 years ago! The prestigious distinction made Penkala the Capital Gazette’s Athlete of the Year. Pardon the pun, but was anyone else even in the running? ($)

Past Navy results 🐐 

Baseball (24-17)
4/23 @ Mount St. Mary's | L 10–6

Women's Lacrosse (13-3)
4/25 vs. American | 6 PM

Intercollegiate Sailing
4/25 @ ICSA Team Race Championship

Women's Track & Field
4/25 @ Penn Relays

Men's Track & Field
4/25 @ Penn Relays

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