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Maritime welcome center plans, in search of a philanthropist, MIAA lax championships...


Good morning, Annapolis. I hope you got to spend some time outside yesterday. It was a top 4 beautiful day of the year.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Maritime welcome center plans

  • Do you know a philanthropist?

  • MIAA lacrosse championships

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday, Rocco “The King” Kling and happy early birthday to Jessica O’Keefe! 🎂

Meet the new Ego Alley, Annapolis’ premier dining destination

"I wish Annapolis had more great restaurants." We hear it often. Heck, we've said it ourselves. Well, here are two more.

Atlas Restaurant Group just revealed their new restaurants at the Annapolis Waterfront hotel.

The first is Marmo – named for the Italian word for marble. That's appropriate because Marmo is an Italian Choptank (an Atlas specialty). It will offer superbly marbled steaks, housemade pasta, and a bounty of the freshest seafood. An extensive Italian wine list will complement the menu and second floor view.

The second restaurant is Armada – a vibrant tequila bar with half its seating right along Ego Alley. No other place in town will match its energy and ambiance. Not even Atlas' own Choptank.

Both restaurants will feature designs by the renowned Patrick Sutton. His firm designed The Choptank – creating something totally new yet still quintessential Annapolis.

Atlas expects to open Marmo and Armada late in the summer of 2025.


Major Stories of the Week

  • The Maryland State House received two bomb threats this week. One on Tuesday and another on Wednesday. Thankfully, neither investigation revealed any malicious activity.

  • Once Pusser’s leaves in November, Atlas Restaurant Group will open ✌️ restaurants with ample outdoor seating along Ego Alley. On the first floor will be Armada – a tequila bar and cantina. And on the second, Marmo, an Italian chophouse. They expect to open both restaurants late summer of 2025.

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Nominations now open for Philanthropist of the Year

Philanthropist: It’s a big word that describes a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money. And we’re willing to bet you know someone like that. Show them some love by nominating them for the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s 2024 Celebration of Philanthropy Awards.

There are eight awards including Philanthropist of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, the Boots on the Ground Award, and more. An awards ceremony is scheduled for October 30 at Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover. Learn more and submit nominations here by July 11.

Revised Plans for City Dock Maritime Welcome Center ⚓️

After much public input, there’s a new $10 million plan for the Maritime Welcome Center, which would replace the harbormaster's office at City Dock. Many aspects of the original plan remain, but the new building is smaller.

The plan is to attach the proposed center to the historic Captain William H. Burtis House, which dates back to the 1880s. It will have an outdoor maritime classroom, "waterman's co-op," and boaters' facilities in the basement. The new harbormaster's office will be on the top floor of the Burtis House, with conference rooms in the adjacent Welcome Center. The top floor will also have an outdoor deck called the "crow's nest” overlooking Spa Creek which will be open to the public. Funding will come from the city’s capital improvement budget. A meeting is scheduled for May 30 to present the plans to the City Dock Action Committee. ($)

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The first line of defense against mosquitoes

Spring is here. Amazing! But also, that means mosquito season is coming up. . . Did you know excellent lawn care is one of the very best ways to prevent these pesky pests? They love living in your grass. 

Lawn Doctor Annapolis’ Yard Armour program is a mosquito’s worst nightmare. Their technicians know all the secret hiding spots and have an arsenal of products and equipment to protect you from the bloodsuckers. And they’re so confident that your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Lawn Doctor also offers fertilization & weed control, aeration, tick control, and perimeter pest control. Also 100% guaranteed. Get your free lawn evaluation today and enjoy outside to the fullest this season.


Peace Walk in Annapolis ☮️

Following a May 3 shooting that injured three young people, the City of Annapolis and its NO HARM Violence Prevention Team are holding a Peace March tonight at 5 PM (5/17). The march is in partnership with Bywater Mutual Homes and the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Participants will meet at the Safeway on Forest Drive at 5 PM and the march will begin at 5:30 PM. Afterward, there will be a rally, community conversation, and resource fair at the Boys and Girls Club.

Reminder: Commissioning Week is next week

It’s rare that cancellations are good news. But here we are. Watermark’s Miss Anne had a cancellation for Blue Angels on Tuesday (5/21). They can handle up to 22 passengers and have a bar! Call 410-268-7601 x100 or email [email protected] to book. Also, the Inn at Horn Point had an unfortunate Commissioning Week cancellation so they still have space for out-of-towners or anyone who needs a staycation next week.

And sure, Blue Angels are a cherished tradition, but there are still plenty of other activities like the Color Parade. See what we mean in our Commissioning Week 2024 guide. And if you just like the jets, our guide has everything you need to know to see the Blue Angels. By land or by sea.

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.


⚖️ County Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday’s County Council meeting:

  • Current Expense Budget

  • General Development Plan & Comprehensive Zoning - Region 4 Plan

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 6 PM at the Arundel Center. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online. 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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71 🌡️ 59 | 🌥️ | 7% | 💨 ENE 8 mph (7 knots)


61 🌡️ 58 | 🌧️ | 82% | 💨 E 9 mph (8 knots)


70 🌡️ 59 | 🌧️ | 42% | 💨 NE 10 mph (9 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 64ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Steve Badger Band | 7–10 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | The Lucky Few | 8:30–11:30 PM
Annapolis Town Center Summer Concert | Michael Henry Tribe | 6–8 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Timmie Metz Band | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Loose Cannons | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Chad Grey | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Jet Copriest | 5–8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Hoss | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Noah Booz | 4:30–7:30 PM
Killarney House | Stephen Henson | 8–11 PM
Market Space | SVV | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Honey Sol | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Music Room | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Shawn Owen | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Shawn Musselman | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Sonny Landreth Band with The Iguanas | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Kieran Lally | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Jack Rimel | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Nate Finn | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Shiftwork | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Rik Ferrell | 6 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Chris Button | 4-8 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Mr. VCR | 9:45 PM


49 West | John Jensen | 4–6 PM
49 West | American Roots | 7:30–10:30 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Michael K | 10 AM–1 PM
Brian Boru | Ciaran Quinn | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Kieran Lally | 8 PMCoconut Joe's | Madisun Bailey | 2–5 PM
Coconut Joe's | 9th Gear | 9 PM
Dark Horse | ilyAIMY | 9 PM
Dinner Under The Stars | Grove Spot Band and Show | 6–9 PM
Great Frogs | Cameron Mae | 1–4 PM
Killarney House | Joe Hickey | 8–11 PM
Middleton Tavern | Mike Henry Tribe | 9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Desert Shade | 8–11 PM
Market Space | Scott Steers | 2–6 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Sirens of Spring Tour | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Radio Free Baltimore | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Kristi Allen | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Blue Line | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Troll Tribe | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Chris Button | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Will Hill Band | 9:45 PM


49 West | The Befuddlers | 4–7 PM
49 West | Dream Punch | 7:30–9:30 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Combo Indigo | 10 AM–1 PM
Dark Horse | Open Mic | 6 PM
Galway Bay | The Drinker & The Scholar | 4–8 PM
Great Frogs | Angie Miller | 1–4 PM
Market Space | Hurricane Kevin | 2–6 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Shatners Duo | 12–3 PM
Old Stein Inn | Mike Surratt | 2–6 PM
Pirates Cove | Aaron Hawkins | 3–6 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Leonid & Friends | 3 PM | Tickets
Rams Head On Stage | Leonid & Friends | 8 PM | Tickets
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Kevin Driscoll | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | West Street Revival | 7 PM


🎙LISTEN: Farewell and Following Seas to Pat Owen

On this week’s episode of the Anchors Aweigh podcast, we’ll hear from Pat Owen who is retiring after 33 years as head professional at the Naval Academy Golf Club. Also, get a recap of Navy baseball’s victory in the Patriot League Tournament semifinal series. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, on WNAV 1430 AM every Saturday at 9 AM, or just click right here!

MIAA Lax Championships in Annapolis

Want to see some great lacrosse tonight? Head to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the MIAA A & B Conference Championships. The B conference championship is at 5 PM featuring Curley vs. Saints Peter & Paul. The A conference championship is at 7 PM featuring McDonogh vs. Boys Latin. Grab tickets ($15 for students, $20 GA) and pre-pay parking.

Upcoming games & matches

Baseball (28-21)
5/19 @ Army | Patriot League Tournament

Women's Rowing
5/17 @ Patriot League Championship

Men's Heavyweight Rowing (0-1)
5/19 @ Eastern Sprints

Men's Lightweight Rowing (2-4)
5/19 @ Eastern Sprints

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