🍦Reynolds Tavern sold

Ogle Hall's back on the market, two grand openings at ATC, packed weekend...


Good morning, Annapolis. Scoop has a strict no endorsement policy for politicians, but we don’t have the same policy for golfers. And for reasons we won’t disclose, we are throwing our full support behind Max Homa at the Masters this weekend.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Bay Bridge Boat Show

  • Two grand openings

  • MLK Parade

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Spring is in the air 🍀

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Winter is rough on grass. Cold makes it go dormant, kind of like a hibernating bear. Lawn Doctor’s spring care programs use tried and true methods like essential fertilization to control spring weeds and bare patches to rejuvenate your grass and protect it from future damage.

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Ogle Hall is back on the market

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a historic 18th century mansion that once served as the home of three Maryland governors and the Naval Academy Alumni Association, here’s your (second) chance. Fair Winds Capital Investments is selling Ogle Hall on King George Street after buying it for $4.65 million from the USNA Alumni Association about three years ago.

During their brief ownership, the investors put forth plans to turn the mansion into an inn and event venue. The City of Annapolis said the inn was fine but stiff armed the event venue. As of this week, commercial real estate websites declared the historic property “just listed” for an undisclosed asking price.

This week’s biggest stories

🏛️ Gov. Moore signed a bill adding Harriet Tubman’s name to the Banneker-Douglass Museum, effective this October.

📸 The solar eclipse captivated our attention for all of about 3 minutes on Monday when the moon covered about 88% of the sun. Relive our favorite local photos and don’t hold your breath. The next one’s not until 2044.

💰 Mayor Buckley proposed the FY25 City of Annapolis budget. A cool $188 million.

⚾️ Severna Park HS grad, Jackson Merrill cracked his first MLB homer but couldn’t crack a beer to celebrate. He’s only 20.

Top clicks of the week 🏆

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✌️ grand openings at Annapolis Town Center this weekend

  • Girlkin Lashes has you covered for self-care. Get your nails did, luscious lashes, and beautiful eyebrows at this one-stop shop. The grand opening is today (4/12) with a ribbon cutting at 2 PM and an open house from 1–4 PM.

  • Rowan officially opens tomorrow (4/13) at 10 AM. Because if you’re gonna get a piercing, who better to do it than licensed nurses using hypoallergenic metals?

1910 Towne Centre Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401. Girlkin is Suite 103. Rowan is Suite 123

Reynolds Tavern Sold 🫖

Before you fret, Andrew and Jill Petit sold the building that hosts Reynolds Tavern to locals Dave and Diane Rey. Two items to note:

  1. The Reys are committed to preserving its centuries-old charm and significance.

  2. Wes and Marilyn Burge – who have leased the premises since 2003 – will continue to lease and operate Reynolds Tavern and the 1747 Pub for the foreseeable future.

Brokers from Hyatt Commercial represented both sides of the transaction – Dennis Murphy and Phil Hager on the buyer side. Justin Mullen, Cecil Cummins, & John Gallagher on the seller side. Publisher’s note: John Gallagher and I went to the same high school. Go Stags 🦌

📜 What’s that “centuries-old charm and significance” we mentioned? Well, Reynolds Tavern is super old and super cool. A hatter named William Reynolds built it in 1747 and once hosted the Old Fox himself, George Washington. It was almost torn down to build a gas station in the 30s but the Anne Arundel County Public Library bought it for 20 large to prevent that.

Wildberry Farm spring hours

Here’s a good reason to get out early this weekend. Wildberry Farm is done with winter hours and spring hours are here. It’s not the full field market – those start June 8 – but it will have to do. Stop by from 9 AM to noon on the second and fourth Saturdays of April and May for breakfast, baked goods, and farm-fresh eggs. This weekend you can even build your own bouquets from Sweet Annie’s Flower Shop or take a class with Yoga Barn (10 AM sharp). 1047 St Stephens Church Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032.

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Get your confidence back

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This is Gracyn. Her smile was transformed in a matter of months. Look at that confident smile!

Aesthetic options like tooth-colored braces or Invisalign make amazing results more comfortable and less noticeable than ever before.

Annapolis Orthodontics even offers flexible, interest-free payment options. Click here to schedule a consultation today.


Bay Bridge Boat Show 🛥️

We don’t usually cover Kent Island events but we make exceptions for boat shows and crab cakes. Climb aboard a variety of powerboats at the Bay Bridge Boat Show this weekend at the Bay Bridge Marina just across the Bay. It’s a great way to start boating season with food, beer, and of course, boats. Friday and Saturday hours: 10 AM–6 PM, Sunday: 10 AM–5 PM. Get tickets (which may be discounted if you buy online). Children under 15 are free.

Don’t forget the MLK Parade

If you haven’t made plans to watch the MLK Parade yet, don’t wait! We’ve drawn the route below and the parade starts at noon on Saturday (4/13). Streets along the route will close shortly before the parade steps off at noon.

ℹ️ Wondering why MLK’s parade is in April when his holiday is in January? January isn’t the best time for parades so organizers moved it to April permanently.

It’s a great day for croquet

Tickets are now sold out for the 40th Annapolis Cup Croquet Tournament. This friendly competition between the Johnnies and the Mids has firmly established itself on Annapolis’ social calendar so it’s not surprise it’s sold out. Now all I want to know is why isn’t there a croquet emoji?

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⚖️ City/County Council meeting

On the agenda for Monday’s County Council meeting:

  • General Development Plan

  • Comprehensive Zoning

  • Outdoor Seating Related to Food and Beverage Service

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM in the Arundel Center. You are welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online — 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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65 🌡️ 51 | 🌧️ | 71% | 💨 WSW 18 mph (16 knots)


62 🌡️ 49 | ☁️ | 1% | 💨 WNW 20 mph (17 knots)


72 🌡️ 59 | ⛅ | 16% | 💨 SSW 13 mph (11 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 54ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Mike Henry | 7–9 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Moose Jaw Bluegrass | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Higher Hands | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Meg & Bryan | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Patrick Donovan | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Greg Seybold | 5–8 PM
Killarney House | Ciaran Quinn | 8–11 PM
Market House | Alex G Lee | 7–10 PM
Market Space | Kristi Allen | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Shatners | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mallow Hill Trio | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Biergarten with Shawn Owen | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Joanne Shaw Taylor | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | BoRoy | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Jesse Lee | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | George Evans | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Genghis Khan Band | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Honey Sol | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Mac Heat | 9:45 PM


49 West | John Jensen | 4–6 PM
49 West | Chuck Redd & Robert Redd | 8–10 PM
Bread & Butter Kitchen | Michael K | 10 AM–1 PM
Blackwall Hitch | The Corsicans | 8 PM
Brian Boru | Nicky Stacy | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Kieran Lally | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Sydney | 2–5 PM
Coconut Joe's | Outnumbered | 9 PM
Dark Horse | The Grilled Lincolns | 9 PM
Killarney House | Pete Best | 8–11 PM
Market Space | Hurricane Kevin | 2–6 PM
Middleton Tavern | Moran Tripp | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Loose Change | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Hyland Brothers | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | The Way Down Wanderers | 1 PM | Tickets
Rams Head On Stage | Jim Norton | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Meerkat Nation | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Nate Finn | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Blue Line | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Brody Kean | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Richard Hayward | TBA
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Higher Hands | 9:45 PM


Bread & Butter Kitchen | Guava Jelly | 10 AM–1 PM
Dark Horse | West Street Revival Band | 6 PM
Galway Bay | The Drinker & The Scholar | 4–8 PM
Market Space | Blue Sea Revival | 2–6 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | The Shatners Duo | 12–3 PM
Old Stein Inn | The Biergarten with The Edelweiss Band (trio) | 2–6 PM
Pirates Cove | Aaron Hawkins | 3–6 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Danielle Nicole | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Severna Park Taphouse | Madisun Bailey | 11 AM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Steve and V | 9  PM

🎙️ LISTEN: Navy rugby begins the road to repeat

On this week’s Anchors Aweigh Podcast, Navy insiders Bill Wagner and Pete Medhurst talk to men's rugby coach Gavin Hickie about Navy’s recent 41–7 victory over Mary Washington last weekend. This puts Navy on the road to repeat its 2023 national championship. They also discuss football’s open practice this past Saturday, review men's and women's lacrosse results, and highlight the retirement of Pat Owen as Navy’s Director of Golf. Check it out!

Baseball (20-13)
4/13 @ Holy Cross | 1 PM
4/13 @ Holy Cross | 4 PM
4/14 @ Holy Cross | 1 PM

Women's Golf (1-0)
4/13–14 @ Navy Spring Invitational

Men's Golf (0-1)
4/12–13 @ Stitch Intercollegiate

Women’s Lacrosse (10-3)
4/13 vs. Army | 4:15 PM

Men's Lacrosse (7-4)
4/13 @ Army | 1 PM

Women's Rugby (2-5-1)
4/14 vs. West Chester | 11:40 AM & 12:20 PM
4/14 vs. Princeton | 1:40 AM & 2:20 PM
4/14 vs. Army | 2:40 AM & 3:20 PM

Men's Rugby (15-1)
4/13 vs. No. 8 Arkansas State | Noon
4/14 vs. Army | 9:20 AM & 10 AM

Men's Heavyweight Rowing (0-1)
4/14 @ Occoquan Invitational

Intercollegiate Sailing
4/13–14 @ Thompson Trophy Team Race
4/13–14 @ MAISA Women's Team Race
4/13–14 @ Truxtun Umsted

Women's Soccer (9-7-3)
4/12 vs George Mason | 5 PM

Men's Soccer (6-8-5)
4/13 vs. Loyola | 1 PM

Men's Tennis (24-13)
4/14 vs. Bucknell | 11 AM
4/14 @ Hampton | 11 AM

Women's Track & Field
4/12–13 @ Virginia Grand Prix

Men's Track & Field
4/12–13 @ Virginia Grand Prix

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