🍦Storm Brothers ice cream reopening

LA Chargers can't have PJ Volker, Women's History Month, HERE...


Good morning, Annapolis. Happy birthday to everyone with a leap year birthday like Lynn (compliments of Lynne F). Since you rarely get to celebrate on your actual birthday, party hard for us.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Women’s History Month

  • HERE. a pop-up shop

  • NFL tries to steal Navy coach

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

We’re so egg-cited for Easter 🐇

… it’s not even bunny. Ok, sorry for that, but it’s true! Westfield Annapolis is offering photos with the Easter Bunny in the brand new Bunny Cove starting tomorrow!

Check out the Cove for fun family photos with and awesome, interactive displays. There are also neat seasonal crafts for kids. And the best part? Westfield has partnered with SPCA’s Paws at the Mall to have real bunnies at the set!

Make your reservation now so you don't miss out on any of the excitement.


NEW: Anchors Aweigh Podcast 🎙️ 

Navy swimming and diving did it again at Patriot League Championships last weekend. The men's team has 20 championships in 20 seasons. The women secured their 12th straight title and 22nd overall. We talked to men's coach Bill Roberts and women's coach John Morrison about the Midshipmen's continued conference dominance. We also break down the Brigade Boxing Championships and give an update on men's and women's lacrosse as well as men's and women's basketball. Check it out!

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📸 @tf_isher | 📍Sandy Point State Park

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Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory Reopening 🍦

Cue the “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” chants. Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory reopens tomorrow (3/1) after 49 days of repairs/cleanup following January’s historic flooding. Great timing with this week’s warmer weather!

Returning Friday: HERE 🛍️

Great things are blooming at HERE. a pop-up shop. The boutique with local art, jewelry, home décor, and the only place to score Naptown Scoop gear opens its spring pop-up tomorrow. HERE. is open daily March 1–24 from 10 AM–6 PM every day but Sundays when it opens at 11 AM.

Opening Day Happy Hour is 3/1 from 4–6 PM. Celebrate the reopening and ELeven years (we see what you did there, owner EL 😉). Visit at 1910 Towne Centre Blvd, Suite 120.

Why is Restaurant Week in the winter?

It’s almost an indisputable fact that summer is the best time in Annapolis. Indisputable because fall might have something to say about that. So why is Restaurant Week in the dead of winter? Because winter is a tough time for restaurants in a tourist town like ours. So check out these participating restaurants, pick a prix fixe menu, and Bon Appétit! Restaurant Week runs through March 3.

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.


Weekend Preview

Wildberry Farm Market
Stop by to stock up on eggs and farm goods or grab breakfast or bakery items from the food trailer anytime between 9 AM and noon at 1047 St. Stephens Church Road, Crownsville, MD 21032.

Masterworks IV at Maryland Hall
Catch the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to three important composers — Berlioz, Elgar, and Schumann — in this latest installment of the Masterworks series at 7:30 PM on Friday or Saturday at Maryland Hall — 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Super Saturday Storytime with Ray Terry
Historic Annapolis observes Read Across America Day with a special story time from local author Ray Terry and his book How We Move. Story time starts at 11 AM. Scavenger hunt to follow. Registration required.

AACPL Celebrates Women’s History Month 📚

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Anne Arundel County Public Library has a jam-packed schedule of story times, trivia nights, scavenger hunts, and more! They’re focusing on women like the queen of cuisine Julia Child, America’s first female astronaut, Dr. Sally Ride, and artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Here’s the full list of events.

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:

  • Potentially dangerous, dangerous, and vicious animals

  • General Development Plan – Regions 2 and 7

  • Possession or discharge of firearms

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM Monday in 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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46 🌡️ 33 | ☀️ | 0% | 💨 WNW 13 mph (11 knots)


50 🌡️ 42 | 🌧️ | 21% | 💨 SSE 13 mph (11 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 44ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Shook/Russo 4 Tet | 8–11 PM
Brian Boru | Colby Sard | 6:30–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Open Mic Night | 8–10 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Dan Haas | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | The Linda Ronstadt Experience | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Victoria & Steve | 4:30 PM


49 West | Tom Mitchell with Mike Noonan and John Pineda | 7:30–10:30 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | All You Nee | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Michael McHenry Tribe | 9 PM
Brian Boru | National Bohemians | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Naptown Nights | 8 PM
Killarney House | Poehemia | 8–11 PM
Middleton Tavern | Noelle and
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mallow Hill Trio | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Ferro & Friends | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | The Weight Band | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Mike Miller | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Tavair Dominque | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Brett Buchler | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | The Shatners | 7 PM

Mids over Chargers

We love to brag about how great Annapolis is. So, you can imagine our pride when we heard that NFL coaches are trying to recruit Navy football defensive coordinator PJ Volker. Reaching the NFL is pretty much a dream gig for any football coach and Volker was offered a job as linebackers coach for the LA Chargers. But he said no because he loves the Naval Academy and Annapolis. Sounds like Navy Football really is the GOAT 🐐 ($)

Past results

Women's Basketball (11-16)
2/28 @ Lafayette | W 58–49

Men's Basketball (11-17)
2/28 vs. Lafayette | W 62–58

Baseball (3-5)
3/1 vs. Iona | 4 PM

Women's Soccer (9-7-3)
2/29 @ Towson | 6 PM

Men's Soccer (6-8-5)
3/1 @ UMBC | TBA

Women's Swimming & Diving (6-3)
2/29-3/1 @ ECAC Long Course Time Trials

Men's Swimming & Diving (8-3)
2/29-3/1 @ ECAC Long Course Time Trials

Women's Tennis (10-3)
3/1 vs Liberty | 1 PM

Men's Tennis (14-4)
3/1 @ Delaware | Noon
3/1 vs. Coppin State | 5 PM

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