🍦Pup-arazzi of Annapolis 🐶

Safe Streets and Roads grant, Maryland Cures Cancer Regatta, Hot Fudge Summer


Good morning, Annapolis. This is Naptown Scoop where all we do is win, win, win no matter what. Just like the Annapolis Blues with another win (5-0) over the Alexandria Rough Diamonds on Friday.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Safe Streets and Roads grant

  • Maryland Cures Cancer Regatta

  • Hot Fudge Summer

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Stay Consistent with Your Skin Health This Summer

Summer is a great time to take a break from daily routines, but one thing you shouldn't take a break from is your skin routine. Your skin withstands a lot in the summer, including chlorinated water, intense sun exposure, and increased sweating. Current Dermatology offers several summer-safe treatments to keep your skin hydrated and healthy all season long, including

  1. HydraFacial: This powerhouse treatment deeply cleans and de-clogs pores while intensely hydrating the skin. 

  2. Microneedling: The ultimate easy, low downtime collagen stimulation treatment that allows your anti-aging routine to stay on track.

  3. Toxin and Filler Injections: Show up to your next summer BBQ, family reunion, or wedding looking better than ever!

  4. Sofwave Skin Tightening: Secretly lift and tighten sagging skin on the lower face, neck, and body with this zero-downtime treatment. No one will know!


Annapolis Awarded $623K Grant 💵

Money, money, money, mooneey — moneeeyyy!” 🎵 That’s what the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the City of Annapolis. $623,054 to be exact, under the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program. This grant will make our roadways safer for residents and visitors. How? The funding will allow the City to implement an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that uses AI traffic signal technology to prevent accidents at major intersections. The predicted safety analysis shows that vehicle-pedestrian crashes could potentially be reduced by 40% and angle and rear-end type crashes each by 20%.

More good news: The new AI tech will also help ease traffic during special events. See the areas covered by the grant application here.

Ulti-mutt Insta models 🐶📸

Call her the pup-arazzi of Annapolis: Ashley Norfolk, a computer programmer by profession, has garnered a following around town with her Dogs of Annapolis Instagram page. And yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like — a collection of adorable pics of pups she captures with her Sony 6500 camera. So if your Insta feed could use a reset, we suggest giving her a follow. Because dogs. ($)

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Twilight cruise

📸 @throughthecameraseyellc | 📍City Dock

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Snip, snip, hooray for Mi'Chelle Premier Salon

A new hair salon joins the local beauty scene — Mi'Chelle Premier Salon, owned by Tiffany Maddox and specializing in a straightening process called Silk Press. The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday at 5 PM — 356 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 

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What if you could see the future?

Admit it, you love reading about your zodiac sign. But astrology involves so much more. It’s an ancient tool that offers a glimpse into your deepest nature. Want to know what the stars have written for you?

Yoga Factory is hosting an Evolutionary Astrology Workshop that delves into your birth charts and uncovers the elements shaping your life’s trajectory. Yoga Factory’s resident astrologer, Lauren Kelly, will guide you through the planets, signs, and houses, and how they affect your personality, relationships, and soul.

So whether you’re seeking spiritual guidance, self-reflection, or are just curious about astrology, this workshop is for you. Saturday, 6/15 from 2–4 PM. Register on the Yoga Factory app (available on iPhone & Android).


Hot Fudge Summer: The Scoop’s Weekly Keep-Kids-Busy List

Parents, it’s about to get real. If your kids are not already out of school, they will be soon (AACPS’ last day is tomorrow). How are you going to occupy their busy minds for the next 10 weeks? Summer camps are great, and maybe you have a trip or two planned, but we’re guessing there will be some days when you just need to get these kids Out. Of. The. House.

At the Scoop, we love to connect readers with fun local events, so every Monday from now through August, we will be bringing you a list of (at least) one kids’ activity every weekday of the summer. Enjoy … and hang in there!

Check out the new Juneteenth Pop-up at the Annapolis Town Center featuring the Freedom Way exhibit. Today will also have special kids’ activities from 4–6 PM such as coloring, storytellers, and artifacts. Kid Biz vendors will showcase young entrepreneurs.

As if librarians aren’t already the coolest people we know, these librarians play music too! Catch one of their shows today 3–4 PM at the Busch Annapolis Library branch. Set list includes covers of classic adventure-themed songs. — 1410 West St, Annapolis, MD

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. Stop by the William Paca House and Garden any time on Friday between 10 AM–3 PM to create a special craft that honors our national flag. $5 general admission includes self-guided stroll of gardens, HA members and kids under 3 are free. — 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD

Want to let us know about a kid-friendly event your organization is offering this summer? Email [email protected].

Coming Up This Week

June continues heating up with no shortage of events. For anyone attending the sold-out Paca Girlfriends party on Wednesday (6/12), keep an eye out for writer, Lauren. Rumor has it, Ryan might even be there.

  • Steve Quick Memorial Golf Tournament: The 24th annual celebration of the Quickster at Eisenhower Golf Course. It’s a 4-person scramble and a shotgun start. ⛳️

    • A fundraiser for Chris Bobbick’s family and Darrin McAlister. Darrin is battling MS. A car accident killed Chris and left his wife and young daughter with permanent injuries.


  • Park Books, Book Launch: 📖 Come out to meet Scoop writer Dylan Roche as he celebrates his new novel, "The Tide & The Stars” from 6–7:30 PM! His latest book is a fantasy adventure for fans of the Harry Potter and Wings of Fire series — 555 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 

    • Or catch Dylan at Wyrd Bookstore on 6/12 — 135 Mitchells Chance Rd, Edgewater, MD


  • Magothy River Association Fundraiser: To celebrate the date that Captain John Smith explored the Magothy River on June 12, 1608, the MRA will host a fundraiser at Donnelly’s Dockside from noon–8 PM. Donnelly’s is donating 10% of purchases (excluding alcohol) to the MRA’s oyster re-seeding efforts.


  • Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series kicks off with soulful, psychedelic, funk-rock music of the Michael McHenry Tribe from 7–9 PM 🎸 — 723 Second St., Annapolis, MD

  • Trivia Fundraiser: Join the Annapolis Sons and Daughters of Italy for a fun-filled evening of dinner, drinks, and trivia outdoors under the stars. All proceeds go to the Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Trivia starts at 6:30 PM — 620 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD


  • The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis is hosting Celebrate YOU Day! from 9:30 AM–6 PM. CTA will celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community and the joys of diversity with activities for all ages! Local vendors, Kona Ice, and Smash Up Burgers food trucks will be there.

  • Pints 4 Paws: The 8th annual event from 2–6 PM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium benefits the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Get tickets. 🐶

  • The Little Mermaid Sing-a-long: Sing songs with our favorite mermaid, Ariel from 3–4 PM at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library. Dress up is encouraged. Enjoy a craft at the end. It says ages 6-10, but we imagine slightly younger could still hang! 🧜‍♀️

Musical Monday 🎶

On this Musical Monday, we’re calling on everyone who likes to hear live singing as well as those who like to participate in live singing. Because we have something for both groups:

CTM presents 1980s Cabaret
Get ready to hear hits from the most awesome decade for music (we said what we said) with Classic Theatre of Maryland. Its monthly cabaret for June is dubbed “Another Night in Paradise” and features two hours of music from the ‘80s on June 10 and 11 — 1804 West Street, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis Bend hosts Everything’s Coming Up Singing
Love to sing? Ever wanted to try singing a cappella music? The Annapolis Bend invites you to its free spring singing guest program, when you can join the chorus for Tuesday night rehearsals 7–8:15 PM through June 25 at the Annapolis Senior Center — 119 S. Villa Avenue, Annapolis, MD

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.


⚖️ City/County Council meeting

On the agenda for today’s City Council meeting:

  • Fund transfers - $50,000 and higher

  • Annual towing licenses

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM in City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online — 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD

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Pollen is so last season

Finally. The pollen’s gone and so are itchy eyes and uncontrollable sneezing. But, some homes and cars are still rocking the yellow. Blue Heron Property Services can’t help with your car, but when it comes to your home, there’s no one better. Their special Soft Wash cleaning method has refreshed hundreds of homes in Annapolis. Still got pollen? Call Blue Heron for a free estimate today.*

What if I told you I can turn $100 into $10,000?

Well, I can’t. But Carroll H. Hynson, Jr. can. You see, Carroll posed a challenge to Historic Annapolis. If they get 50 new members in June, he’ll donate $10,000! We love Historic Annapolis and want to see them get 10 grand. But There’s something in it for you too. Members get access to treasured places in our hometown to enjoy this summer and beyond. Memberships start at $50. Click here to join.*

Maryland Cures Cancer Regatta: Everything You Need to Know

The first race of Annapolis’ famous Triple Crown of Charity Sailing is next weekend (6/15). But it’s not too late to race. Enter your boat by June 13 for some wonderful racing. After the race, anyone is welcome at Eastport Yacht Club for the Rock the Dock afterparty featuring the Eastport Oyster Boys. You can even get a head start on the auction! Register, get party tickets, or start bidding right here.*

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78 🌡️ 62 | ⛅ | 7% | 💨 WNW 13 mph (11 knots)


75 🌡️ 64 | ⛅ | 15% | 💨 N 7 mph (6 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 75ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Monday Songwriters Showcase | 7:30–10:30 PM


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | Doug Segree | 6–9 PM
The Point | Billy Breslin | 6–9 PM
Rams Head On Stage | John Hiatt | 7:30 PM | Tickets


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