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St. Mary's new AD, Asian American Festival, Holly Beach Farm...


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In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • New St. Mary’s AD

  • Asian American Festival

  • Holly Beach Farm

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Another St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Annapolis

We hope you all had a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day in our beautiful city. Winter isn’t officially over until tomorrow but for all intents and purposes, it’s springtime and Annapolis is back!


A reminder to book your 2024 skin cancer screening!

Don't forget to prioritize your skin health by scheduling a 2024 skin cancer screening – a simple yet vital step in maintaining overall well-being.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, but thankfullly, early detection through screenings significantly increases the chances of successful treatment.

Take control of your health and book your screening today to ensure a proactive approach to skin cancer prevention. Click here to know more.


Holly Beach Farm ➡️ DNR

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s donation of Holly Beach Farm to the Department of Natural Resources last week. The 293-acre bayfront property just south of the Bay Bridge will eventually become an important public water access point; about 90% of the Bay’s shoreline is privately owned. However. . .

Things will move slowly. DNR still has to do due diligence before the closing and smart people have to figure out how to keep traffic manageable. Anyone who lives by the Bay Bridge knows summer traffic can literally trap you at home. We’ll keep you updated as things progress.

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¿Quieres aprender?

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation has an excelente opportunity happening for the first time ever. It’s teaming up with the county’s Office of Hispanic/Latino & Multicultural Resources to hold Latino Business Talks: How the Inclusive Ventures Program can help grow your business. This is the first-ever series of information talks in Spanish for local business owners. It’s happening this week on Wednesday at 9:45 AM at El Toro Bravo in Annapolis. The talk is free but advance registration is required.

Green Drinks Annapolis 🌱🍻

It’s almost time for another meeting of environment enthusiasts! Green Drinks meets this Wednesday (3/20) from 5:30–7:30 PM. Stroll among the flowers at Homestead Gardens’ Davidsonville location and get to know GreenGive’s 13 local restoration orgs. Plus, learn how to celebrate Maryland Day, enjoy food from Bread and Butter Kitchen, and listen to tunes from The Sandpipers Band. Meeting goals: learn one new thing and meet one new person ✅ ✅

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It’s Just Energy: An Exploration of Movement and Stillness

Join Elizabeth Scollan on 3/24, 1:30–3:30 PM at the Annapolis studio – featuring a crescendo of somatic movement, breathwork, meditation, and free writing.

Amanda and Elizabeth will guide you through a long-form practice to redefine your relationship with the energy moving in your body. 

Even emotions are energy in motion and the physical practices offered are tools to move things through and out and then integrate back in. Through each wave of the practice, there will be time and space for reflection and processing. Expect to leave different than when you arrived. Click here to join.


Save this date: Anne Arundel Asian American Festival 🌏

Warmer weather is approaching and Annapolis is coming alive. Peake Life, a sister company of adult sports league runner Peake Social, is hosting the Anne Arundel Asian American Festival on Sunday, April 7. Celebrate Asian American Heritage with a day of activities for all ages at the Anne Arundel County Fair Grounds from 11:30 AM–6 PM.

There will be food trucks and vendors from different regions of Asia, Asian-inspired cocktails, Filipino rum, and so much more. Enjoy martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts, and live music too. Get tickets.

Musical Monday

ASO presents a Woodwind Quintet
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra continues its chamber concert series with this second installment featuring the body’s woodwind quintet. The program includes music by Blas María de Colomer, Poldowski, Hedwige Chrétien, and others. See (and hear) it at 3 PM on March 24 at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church — 2747 Riva Rd, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland announces new season 🩰

Ballet Theatre of Maryland has another varied season ahead of them. The state’s foremost professional ballet company announced its lineup for fall 2024 through spring 2025. It includes the company premiere of Napoli, its 20th anniversary of The Nutcracker, a sampler of classical and contemporary pieces with Momentum: A Mixed Bill, and the total classic Swan Lake.

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School board candidate drops out of race

Sarah Lacey suspended her campaign for Anne Arundel County’s District 1 school board seat after the Anne Arundel teacher’s union endorsed her opponent, incumbent Gloria Dent. The union also endorsed:

  • District 2: Bob Silkworth

  • District 3: Erica McFarland

  • District 5: Dana Schallheim

  • District 6: Joanna Bache Tobin

  • District 7: Jeremy York

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Save this Date: Annapolis Book Festival!

Have plans April 27? Now you do. The 21st Annapolis Book Festival is back at Key School with a fantastic author lineup. These are bestselling authors like Alice McDermott, Michele Norris, and Douglas Brinkley. They've also got our favorite local authors like Natalie Franke and Kate Myers! Enjoy free family activities, shows and ComicKey all day. The festival is free and open to all. Check out the full list and let us know if your favorite author is coming.*

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51 🌡️ 36 | ⛅ | 6% | 💨 NW 16 mph (14 knots)


50 🌡️ 42 | ⛅ | 0% | 💨 WNW 16 mph (14 knots)

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



49 West | Abbie Gardner, Sam Robbins with Frank Critelli | 7:30–10:30 PM
Rams Head On Stage | In the Vane of Elton John | 7:30 PM | Tickets


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Weaver | 7–10 PM
The Point | Skribe| 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | b.en  | 7 PM


Johns Hopkins dominated Navy on their home lacrosse field for a loooong time. The Mids went almost 60 years and 24 games with zero wins. Now, Navy’s won two in a row. The Midshipmen upset the seventh-ranked Blue Jays on Friday night in a 10–9 overtime thriller. They even battled back from a 6–1 deficit to do it. The win moves the Mids to 4-3 on the season. ($)

St. Mary’s makes XC coach Tom Smith new AD

After Allison Fondale stepped down after 10 years at St. Mary’s, President Dr. Andrew Moore wanted someone to take root at the school. Luckily, Tom Smith knows a lot about long runs. 🏃‍♂️ After running the Saints cross country team for 11 years, Tom will be the new AD on May 1. Saints XC will still be in good hands. Smith’s wife and assistant coach, Dana, is taking the reins. Read more about the 2018 Cross Country Coach of the Year and Tom’s other accolades, plus his plans to add a crew team and elevate ice hockey from club to varsity. 🚣🏒

Fun Facts about Tom: He’s a DTA resident, veteran of Annapolis’ planning and zoning department, and has been a member of St. Mary’s parish for three decades. ($)

Past Navy results

Baseball (10-10)
3/15 @ Bucknell | W 2–0
3/16 @ Bucknell | L 5–2
3/16 @ Bucknell | W 8–2
3/17 @ Bucknell | L 8–2

Women's Golf
3/16-17 @ Red Rocks Invitational | 11th of 20 teams

Men's Gymnastics
3/16 @ William & Mary | W 396.75-388.10

Women's Lacrosse (7-1)
3/16 @ Colgate | W 19–7

Men's Lacrosse (4-3)
3/15 @ Johns Hopkins | W 10–9

Women's Rowing
3/16–17 @ Oak Ridge Cardinal Invite | 3rd place

Men's Rugby (13-1)
3/16 @ No. 7 California | L 47–24

Men's Lacrosse (4-3)
3/19 vs. Villanova | 7 PM

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