🍦Severna Park soccer legend dies

Maryland Day, Park Place parking garage upgrades, how to get into 49 West...


Good morning, Annapolis. Sock season is officially over. Which has me wondering. . . which Scoop reader owns the most Sperrys? Reply with your pair count. We’re gonna crown the Sperry Queen or King of the Scoop.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Maryland Day

  • Park Place garage

  • How to get into 49 West

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


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Park Place Garage to transition into gateless parking system 🚗 🅿️

Just like the new Hillman Garage, the Park Place Parking Garage will soon be a gateless parking facility. Starting around May, you’ll just drive in, schedule your time and pay (don’t worry you can always add more), then drive out. Pretty soon, parking garage gates may go the way of dinosaurs. There are plans to add this upgrade to the Knighton and Gotts Court garages too. ($)

Ever wondered how artists get into 57 West? 🎨

They just ask. And there’s still time to apply for Gallery 57 West’s summer exhibition if you’re a qualified artist. Applications are open through March 25. The guest artist participation period will run May 21–September 24. See qualifications and submit an application.

Congrats, Carson Scholars

Three AACPS students are among the 750 across the country to be named 2024 Carson Scholars. Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, started the scholarship fund in 1994. Since then, the foundation has awarded over 8,000 scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence and dedication to community service. This year’s AACPS recipients are:

  • Angelo Arico of Freetown Elementary School

  • Elia Pereira of Magothy River Middle School

  • Elle Valadao of Wiley H. Bates Middle School

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Theatre Talk Tuesday

The Magic Schoolbus at Maryland Hall
Join the famous Ms. Frizzle and her class on an intergalactic journey in this stage adaptation of the grade school classic. It’s perfect for grades K-5 and only an hour long. The one-day engagement is this Wednesday at 12:30PM at Maryland Hall – 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

The Baker’s Wife at Colonial Players
Bread and romance (two of our favorite things) come together in this musical by Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked, running through March 30 at Colonial Players of Annapolis — 108 East Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee at Compass Rose Theatre
Kids vie for the title of spelling bee champ all while singing out their personal woes in this Tony-winning comedic musical. It’s running through April 28. Plus, we hear it has guest VIP cameos throughout its run and Scoop publisher Ryan Sneddon is one of them on March 24. Maryland Hall – 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Maryland Day 2024 ❤️💛🖤

Maryland Day commemorates the founding of our beloved state on March 25, 1634 when settlers landed at St. Clement’s Island (now St. Mary’s County). In honor of Maryland’s birthday, there are heaps of events this weekend (March 22-24). They’ll share the diverse POVs from indigenous people, colonists, enslaved and newly emancipated people, tradespeople, and artists. Meet storytellers of the present and costumed interpreters from the past. Fun activities for all ages include walking tours, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and more. Peruse the day-by-day list of events, many of which don’t cost a thing.

Save this date: Davidsonville Green Expo

Show the planet a little love this spring by learning greener practices at the Davidsonville Green Expo. This annual event by the Davidsonville Area Civic Association raises awareness about environmental issues and shares info on eco-friendly products, services, and ideas. Check it out Saturday, March 23 from 10:30 AM–2 PM at Homestead Gardens — 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, Maryland 21035.

Mark your calendar: Bay Bridge Boat Show

We’ve got great news for you on this first day of spring: The Bay Bridge Boat Show is less than a month away. Mark your calendar for April 12–14. The show runs from 10 AM–6 PM Friday/Saturday and 10 AM–5 PM Sunday at the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville. Highlights include 250 boats and hands-on activities like courses, classes, and seminars. Get all the details (and tickets) at annapolisboatshows.com 🛥️

P.S. Sailors and those who don’t like driving across the Bay Bridge have something to look forward to as well. The Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is April 26–28 at our beautiful City Dock.

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WOW on April 18

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52 🌡️ 41 | ⛅ | 1% | 💨 W 14 mph (12 knots)


59 🌡️ 36 | ⛅ | 2% | 💨 WSW 14 mph (12 knots)

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



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


49 West | Dave Chappell and Friends | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Michael Waskey | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mixed Business | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Joey Fitz | 6–9 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Haley Heynderickx | 7:30 PM | Tickets
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Keith Coster | 9 PM


Soccer Legend Don Gregg Dies ⚽️

Don Gregg, the most successful boys soccer coach in AA County history, died Tuesday of heart failure. The longtime Pasadena resident was 80 years old. His Hall of Fame coaching career included a 316-110-16 record in three decades at Severna Park HS. In that time the Falcons won 12 county championships, 13 regional crowns, and 2 state titles.

Gregg himself was a soccer star at Glen Burnie HS. After graduation, he went to Penn State on a track and field scholarship where he set the 220-yard dash school record. After PSU, Don enlisted in the Air Force and was later hired as a PE instructor at Severna Park. And the rest, as they say, is history. I hope they have soccer goals in heaven. ($)

Upcoming Navy games & matches

Baseball (10-10)
3/20 @ Saint Joseph's | 3PM

Women's Lacrosse (7-1)
3/20 @ Loyola | 6 PM

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

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