🍦The Whiffenpoofs at St. Anne's

10 years of Bourbon on Main, Ogle Hall approval, Annapolis Running Festival winners...


Good morning, Annapolis. Did anyone else have no idea Robert Downey Jr. was in Oppenheimer? Might have to watch it now.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Bourbon on Main Street

  • Ogle Hall

  • Annapolis Running Festival results

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday to Tracey! 🍰

Yale Whiffenpoofs serenade Annapolis

The Yale Whiffenpoofs first sang in 1909 – making it the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the country. This summer, the Whiffs are going on a three-month world tour but last Thursday, they performed for a sold-out crowd at St. Anne’s Church.

It seems like an odd venue for a world-famous group headed for New Zealand, Singapore, Croatia, and other far-off places. But it’s probably because of Clay Jamieson.

He’s the tenor at the microphone above and he happens to hail from Severna Park.

Before the Whiffs harmonized the heck out of St. Anne’s, they performed two surprise songs for the lunchtime guests of the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport. Even though Boatyard owner Dick Franyo is a Harvard Business School grad, he’s got a soft spot for Yale and wanted to do something fun for the Whiffs when he heard they were coming to town.


We are hosting a special event on March 21 2024 to showcase the various energy-based treatments for skin rejuvenation we offer at Murthy Facial Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Murthy will be giving a short presentation on the latest technologies available with expected outcomes. We will have multiple raffle prizes as well as a live demonstration of the treatments. Join us for champagne and hors d'oeuvres as we spring forward into glowing skin! Limited availability. Only a few spots left! Call 443-333-8083 to reserve your spot. 


Annapolis' First & Only Rubik's Cube Competition

19 seconds. That’s how fast Madison Creese can solve a Rubik’s Cube. For other speed cubers in grades 4–8 who can solve a cube in under 90 seconds, there’s a competition this Saturday (3/16) at the Busch Annapolis Library. Register here. You’ll also find details for speed cube summer camp this July.

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Local environmental photographer James Ronayne captures the Mahoneys of Wild Country Seafood hard at work.

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10 years of a tremendous bourbon collection 🥃

One of our favorite things to publish in Naptown Scoop is business anniversaries. Especially once they get into double digits. Only 35% of businesses make it 10 years. That’s why we’re excited to congratulate Dry 85 on 10 years of business. If you like whiskey or gourmet comfort food, Dry 85 should be in your rotation. Nobody has a better private barrel bourbon lineup. Probably why Whisky Advocate named it one of the 40 best whisky bars in the country. They have a great beer selection too. Check Dry out at 193B Main Street.

Museum ✅ Event venue ❌

A new museum in Annapolis? Sounds like it. Fair Winds Capital Investments just got the go-ahead from Planning & Zoning to have a museum with space for three exhibit or gallery rooms in historic Ogle Hall. Why emphasize that it’s a museum? Fair Winds also plans to make Ogle Hall a 20-room inn. P&Z rejected the plans last summer because it sounded too much like an event venue. This approval stipulates that “no social functions, such as weddings, shall be permitted.” Fair Winds’ next step is a review from the Historic Preservation Commission. ($)

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Musical Monday

Classic Theatre of Maryland presents Thank You for the Music
The swinging sounds of the 1970s will fill Classic Theatre of Maryland for its monthly cabaret on March 11 and 12. Thank You for the Music incorporates ’70s hits with full choreography and costuming, plus accompaniment from the Unified Jazz Ensemble. 1804 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Homeschool Day at the Museum of Historic Annapolis

The best part of being homeschooled (besides Pajama Day every day) is the field trips. So for any homeschooling Scoop families out there, here’s one for you this week. This Thursday (3/14), discover the diverse stories of revolutionaries, civil rights leaders, and other changemakers throughout Annapolis history. You’ll also visit our beautiful state capitol building.

Cost: $10 per student (ages 5–17); free for one adult chaperone per student group; additional adults $10. Advance registration required.

Opening Weekend at The Boathouse🍹🍀

The Boathouse at Anchored Inn’s 2024 season kicks off this weekend. The Opening Party on Saturday (3/16) features live music from John Luskey and food/drink specials. The festivities continue with a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Sunday (3/17). Both events run 12–8 PM. Check out The Boathouse at 604 Cabana Blvd, Deale, MD 20751.

Publisher’s note: This is a bit outside Scoop’s normal radius of coverage but any Boathouse fans know it’s worth the journey. Come on. . . It’s a bar built around a waterman’s boat that worked the Bay for almost 50 years.

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 Council meeting

On the agenda for today’s City Council meeting:

  • Residency requirement for liquor licenses

  • Short-term rental licenses and regulations

  • Forest conservation plan appeals

  • See full agenda

The meeting is at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online. 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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54 42🌡️ 72 | 💨 | 8% | 💨 WNW 22 mph (19 knots)


63 🌡️ 44 | ☀️ | 0% | 💨 WNW 11 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 49ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Monday Songwriters Showcase | 7:30–10 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Weaver | 6–9 PM
Killarney House | Dave Tieff | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Tank and The Bangas | 7:30 PM | Tickets


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | Ray Weaver | 6–9 PM
The Point | Kavoossi | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Davy Knowles & Jeffrey Gaines | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM


Annapolis Running Festival’s fastest 🥇🥈🥉

3,300 people competed in the 2nd Annapolis Running Festival over the weekend. These are the fastest men and women in each distance. And one honorable mention 😉

Half Marathon
Male: Alexander Horgan (24, Wilmington, DE) – 1:08:05
Female: Meaghan Murray (36, Baltimore, MD) – 1:22:09
🌟 Honorable mention: Scoop writer Dylan Roche – 1:31:20 🌟

Male: Caleb Goodie (26, Middletown, MD) – 35:24
Female: Amanda Ray (34, Brooklyn, NY) – 40:26

Male: Tanka Magar (41, Nottingham, MD) – 17:59
Female: Ashley Roe (30, Catonsville, MD) – 19:58

Past Navy results

Baseball (7-8)
3/9 vs. Princeton | W 7–6
3/9 vs. Princeton | W 6–5
3/10 vs. Princeton | L 22–12

Women's Basketball (14-16)
3/9 vs. Lafayette | W 67–45
Patriot League Tournament first round

Men's Gymnastics
3/9 @ Oklahoma | L 415.30–392.85

Women's Lacrosse (6-1)
3/9 @ Jacksonville | W 17–9

Men’s Lacrosse (3-3)
3/9 @ Lehigh | L 12–10

3/8-9 @ NCAA Championship | 6th of 8 teams

Men's Tennis (18-10)
3/8 vs. NJIT | L 4–0
3/8 vs. Temple | W 4–0
3/9 @ Norfolk State | W 4–3
3/9 @ William & Mary | L 6–1
3/10 @ Richmond | L 4–1
3/10 @ Richmond | W 4–3

Wrestling (8-6)
3/8-9 @ EIWA Championship | 6th of 17 teams

Baseball (7-8)
3/12 @ Delaware State | 3 PM

Women's Basketball (14-16)
3/11 @ Colgate | 6 PM
Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals

Men's Golf
3/12 @ Grand Canyon Invitational

Women's Swimming & Diving
3/11-12 @ NCAA Zone A Diving Championship

Men's Swimming & Diving
3/11 @ NCAA Zone A Diving Championship

Women's Tennis (13-4)
3/11 vs. Princeton | 11:30 AM
3/11 vs. Butler | 3 PM

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