🍦What's on for Memorial Day Weekend?

Board of Ed election results, Commissioning Week, SPHS girls and boys lax champs


Good morning, Annapolis. We saw The Blue Angels IMAX documentary and oh man, it will make your head will spin with all the cool facts, footage, and insider info. We have a whole new appreciation for their shows now. Ok, that’s it, Blue Angels themed intros are out of our system for a while. Probably. Maybe.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Board of Education Primary Results

  • Commissioning Week: Day 4

  • SPHS Girls & Boys Lax are State Champs

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

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Board of Education Primary Election Results

The Board of Education primary election results are pretty well shored up at this point, with 100% of precincts reporting as of Tuesday. Since BOE seats are nonpartisan, the candidates with the two highest vote totals proceed and will appear on the ballot in November. District 5, which represents Severna Park High and Broadneck High, came down to incumbent Dana Schallheim (63.3% of the vote) and challenger LaToya Nkongolo (25.8% of the vote). In District 6, which represents Annapolis High School, incumbent Joanna Tobin and challenger Edilene Barros proceed to the general election. ($)

Memorial Day Weekend

Well, we have a three-day weekend coming up to kick off summer. ☀️⛵️ What does this mean for us in Annapolis?

  • Don’t forget this weekend is about more than just a barbecue. Take some time this weekend to honor the sacrifices of the armed forces. One idea – attend the Annapolis Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 10 AM.

  • We’ve got the Bay Bridge in our backyard, which means beach traffic. MDOT reminds us to plan accordingly. 🚘️ 

  • It’s getting hot out and pools are opening up, like the Dunn Municipal Pool, which opens on Saturday (5/25)! Take a dip to beat the heat. 🏊️ 

VOLT microloans give small businesses a jolt ⚡️

Here’s something that could re-energize your business. Maryland small businesses that are minority-owned, woman-owned, or veteran-owned may qualify for a $50K loan through the VOLT Microloan Fund which you can use for any legitimate business expense. The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation oversees the VOLT Fund on behalf of the Maryland Department of Commerce.

Want details? See if you’re eligible, view the loan requirements, and apply here.

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Got plans June 1? Allow us to make a suggestion. . .

There's nothing in Annapolis quite like a Blues game. They took Annapolis by storm last year – winning a thrilling Conference Championship and setting multiple National Premier Soccer League attendance records. Which brings us to today's message.

The Blues home opener is June 1 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Anyone who went to a game last year (even the rainy one) will tell you these games are an absolute blast.

We even tailgate! The official Blues tailgate is inspired by the legendary tailgates before Jimmy Buffett shows.

So put the Annapolis Blues on your calendar for June 1. Tickets start at just $8.


Commissioning Week: Day 4 🇺🇸

There are more exciting traditions ahead during Commissioning Week. Here’s what’s going on today and tomorrow:

  • Today is the Color Parade, the Brigade’s final formal dress parade of the year. It starts at 11 AM on Worden Field. The public is invited to watch the formal presentation of the color company pennant by the superintendent, the company commander, and the “color honoree” to the newly designated spring color company.

  • And tomorrow is Graduation! The ceremony is at 10 AM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, with gates opening at 7 AM and the procession at 9 AM. If you’re attending, get there early. The ceremony is invite-only to attend, but you can stream it on YouTube.

  • Need post-graduation meet & eat plans? Downtown is a gorgeous place to grab lunch on a beautiful spring afternoon. Here are a few suggestions, all open for lunch and within a few minutes of the stadium: Paul’s Homewood Cafe, Light House Bistro, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen, Miss Shirley’s, or Agave.

Holiday Weekend + Next Week Preview 🇺🇸

With MDW, there’s no Scoop on Monday (5/27) or Tuesday (5/28). Don’t worry. We’ll be back in your inbox bright and early on Wednesday. Here’s a preview of the long weekend and a peek at next week.


⛵️ Sailor’s Delight Cocktail Cruise: Sail away on this sunset cruise from 6:30–8:30 PM. Snacks and cocktails included. Get tickets. Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock, 80 Compromise Street.


Colonial Conversations: Resolution to Revolution: Are you a loyal subject of King George or a Boston rebels supporter? Choose which resolution you want to sign. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Rise Up coffee as you hear from historians. ☕️ 11 AM to 3 PM. Cost: Pay-what-you-can. Register here. Hogshead, 43 Pinkney Street.

Capital SUP Kick Off Party: Mix exercise with fun at the Nautilus Point location on Back Creek in Annapolis (655 Americana Dr) from 4–8 PM. Tickets are $40. 50% off for paddle members. Includes: food from Capriotti’s, drinks by RaR and Pherm Brewing, tastings with Gray Wolf Spirits, board rental, and live music by Shawn Owen.


🛥️ The Hip Hop R&B Yacht Party: Kick off summer in one of the best ways possible – cruising on a yacht from 4:45–8 PM with 2 of the DMV’s best DJs, dancing, 2 full bars, and food from Everyday People DC. Departs from City Dock.

City Dock Summer Concert: La Feria De Las Flores plays from 6:30–8:30 PM during this free concert with a water view at City Dock’s Susan Campbell Park. 🎶


🇺🇸 The Annapolis Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10 AM. Here’s the route: Amos Garrett Boulevard & West Street → Church Circle → Main Street → City Dock. Expect rolling road closures.

Acoustic Brunch Sail with Gareth Asher on the Schooner Woodwind from 10:30 AM–1 PM. Hurry and get tickets. They only have 30 spots. ⛵️


🍻 🏳️‍🌈 Forward Brewing x Annapolis Pride Beer Launch Event: A family-friendly evening outdoors at Forward Brewing to sample their new Pride beer from 4–7 PM. Get your merch for the parade and festival!


🍷 InGrano Sartarelli Wine Tasting will feature Verdicchio wine and InGrano snacks. 5:30–7:30 PM at 17 Annapolis Street. Tickets.

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.


Join the AACPS Citizens Advisory Committee ✏️

Have thoughts about our local public schools? Here’s a chance to provide input. The Board of Education has 16 openings on the Executive Committee of its countywide Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). These include openings for the Annapolis Cluster, Arundel Cluster, Broadneck Cluster, Severna Park Cluster, and South River Cluster, as well as other clusters in the county.

The deadline to apply is May 31 at 4 PM. Learn more about the CAC and apply here.

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77 🌡️ 68 | ⛈️ | 47% | 💨 SSW 8 mph (6 knots)


82 🌡️ 68 | 🌤️ | 24% | 💨 NE 7 mph (6 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 69ºF
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 | Ray Wroten | 6:30–9:30 PM
Killarney House | Loose Change| 6–9 PM
Market House | Aaron Hawkins | 12–3 PM
Market House | Michael K | 6–8 PM
Metropolitan Rooftop | Shelby Hall | 7–10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Kevin Koa | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Bryan Ewald | 5–8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Troll Tribe | 5 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Aaron Hawkins | 6 PM


49 West | Big 3 Trio| 7:30–10 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Big Money Band | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | DeadEye Stare | 9 PM
Brian Boru | The National Bohemians | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Timothy Bracken | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Jason Alexander | 5–8 PM
Coconut Joe's | SpinOff | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Katie Fisher | 6–9 PM
Killarney House | Ferro & Friends | 8–11 PM
Market House | Annapolis Songwriters Showcase | 7–10 PM
Market Space | Russel Jacobsen | 6–9 PM
Metropolitan Rooftop | b.en trio| 8–11 PM
Middleton Tavern | Velvet Horizon | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Rhythm Method | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Dan Heely Band  | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Kurt Gibbons | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Maggie Rose | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Aaron Hawkins| 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Jesse Lee | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Justin Berdeguez | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Kick Back | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | The Bards | 6 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Justin Berdeuez | 4-8 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Desert Shade | 9:45 PM


SPHS Girls & Boys Lax are State Champs 🥍

Former Falcon laxer, Lauren here. 👋 Let me tell you. All is right with the world. Severna Park’s boys and girls both won the 3A lacrosse state championships!

The boys defeated Towson 8-6 to earn their 8th straight state championship under first-year coach Bob Zichelli. This year’s trophy marks the program’s 13th championship. Tim Sullivan scored the Falcons’ first 3 goals, Jack Fish notched 2 goals and 1 assist, while Davis Bates crushed the face-off effort (12-of-17); and goalie Calvin Winship made 5 saves.

The girls beat Dulaney, 12-6. With this win, the team achieved 16 championships overall, surpassing Mt. Hebron for the most in Maryland history. Maria Bragg led the Falcons with 4 goals and 1 assist. Bella Van Gieson and Erin Hussey each notched 2 goals, while Francesca Dunoyer, Kate Evans, and Sarah Stefancik scored 1 goal each. Way to go Falcons! 👏 —LBM ($)

Upcoming games & matches

Intercollegiate Sailing
5/20-24 @ ICSA Women's Fleet Race Championship

Women’s Track & Field
5/23 @ NCAA East Preliminary

Men's Track & Field
5/24 @ NCAA East Preliminary

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