🍦World's largest diaper drive

Burritos for Beds, Bands in the Sand tickets, two bridge runs...


Good morning, Annapolis and happy May Day. Friendly: All flower baskets must be out by 10 AM 💐 💐💐 

Let’s get to it.

— Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday to Christy Schwab!

A message from Current Dermatology

A Month of Celebration at Current Dermatology and Cosmetic Center

There is a lot to celebrate in May including Mother’s Day, graduations, and of course, Skin Cancer Awareness Month! We are celebrating all month long with the following offers:

1. Follow on Facebook and Instagram to participate in promotions and contests each week in May as part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Free prizes and skin care will be given away all month!

2. All gift cards are 10% off the entire month of May. Treat your mother, new graduate, or self to something special this month! E-cards are available at currentderm.com or stop by the office to purchase a card in person.

And remember to book your full-body skin exam before summer vacation. We still have openings this month with our expert, board-certified doctors! Go to currentderm.com to book today.

Quick Hits

World’s largest diaper drive

Diapers are expensive as crap. About $100 a month per kid. That’s tough on low-income families. That’s why Anne Arundel County’s Walk the Walk Foundation is joining organizations across the country to participate in the World’s Largest Diaper Drive. The goal is to collect 2 million diapers this week to distribute to families in need. Walk the Walk provided Anne Arundel families with over 150,000 diapers last year.

How can you help? Host a mini-drive, drop off diapers, write a check, or volunteer. Here’s all the info you need.

What is a cottage food law?

Did your neighbor start making and selling treats out of their house during covid? One, lucky you. Two, you’re not alone. Lots of home-based food businesses sprung up in Anne Arundel County over the last three years. Some make cookies, some make bread, but all have one thing in common. They’re made possible by cottage food laws which dictate what and how much can be made and sold from your own personal kitchen. ($)

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Lost and found

📸 @reclaimedofannapolis | 📍Main Street

Major kudos to the good folks at Reclaimed of Annapolis. They found a lost dog near their Main Street shop this weekend and used social media to find the owner in less than 24 hours.

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Local Business

Welcome Home’s 2-year Anniversary

Congratulations to the team at Welcome Home on State Circle. The adorable home goods store has everything you need for your kitchen (and stuff you won’t know you need until you see it). To celebrate, enjoy 20% off bakeware and baking tools until May 3. Shop online or in-store at 64 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Local hoteliers buy Middleton Tavern building

The Annapolis Capital Partners, proprietors of 134 Prince luxury boutique hotel (don’t miss their May Day basket), purchased the Middleton Tavern building in an off-market transaction last week. Across almost 11,000 square feet, the building hosts Middleton Tavern, Annapolis Glassworks, and Chesapeake Properties.

Later this year the group will replace the roof with a copper roofing system and install an underground stormwater drainage system. One thing that’s not in the plans? Restaurant management. They will not have a role managing Middletown Tavern.

💰️ How much? The historic building (likely occupied as early as 1740) went for $3.3 million.

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Sponsored by Yoga Factory Annapolis & Crofton

Three new classes at Yoga Factory

Yoga Factory is stoked to announce three new classes.

Dharma Wheel. 60-minute, all levels class focusing on alignment and space in your body. Authentic Dharma Wheels provided. Taught by Stevie Fruehling.

Restorative Yoga. This 60-minute, Tuesday evening class is a safe and supported space to ease your body into its relaxation response. Taught by April Gray.

Yoga Nidra aka the sleeping yoga. This 60-minute, all levels class with gentle stretching and an extended savasana. Emerge rebalanced with clarity, focus, and vitality. Taught by Stevie Fruehling.

Sign up in the Yoga Factory App or click here to learn about new student deals.

What’s Happenin’

Bands in the Sand tickets: Live this morning

General Admission tickets for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s biggest fundraiser (June 10) go on sale at 9 AM sharp this morning. VIP tickets are already sold out and GA tickets are expected to go the same way so don’t dilly-dally. Tickets are all-inclusive of food and drink and include access to the Choptank by Atlas Restaurant Group Oyster Reef. This year’s bands are Jah Works, Misspent Youth (as always), and The Last Revel. Learn more and get tickets.

Burritos for Beds

Got breakfast plans on Wednesday? Now you do. The 10th annual Burritos for Beds at Chevys benefitting the Samaritan House starts at 7 AM. Samaritan House has helped Annapolis men live an addiction-free life since 1971. What started on West Street is now a 13-acre campus with room for 48 live-in clients at a time. 2436 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Save this Date: 78th Annual Rotary Crab Feast

The Rotary Club is busy prepping for one of Annapolis’ classic summer events. On August 4, over one thousand people will convene at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for a crab feast. Last summer, the Rotary distributed $50,000 through the Crab Feast Grants Program. Stay tuned. Tickets go on sale soon.

Two bridge runs: One long, one very short

Corrigan Sports Enterprises sent a press release announcing the 2023 date of the iconic Bay Bridge Run: November 12. Registrations for the 10k-only race open today at 12 PM sharp.

In a much less professional (but much more fun) press release, the Maritime Republic of Eastport announced the grueling 0.05k Bridge Run will be run May 13 at the crack o’ noon. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd as well as Best Group Costume, Best Children's Costume, Best Dog Costume, Best Pet/Owner Look-a-like Costume. Register here.

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Civil News

County Council meeting

On the agenda for tonight’s County Council meeting:

🏫 Lothian grain elevator purchase
🏫 Special events permitting
🏫 Police Accountability Board Executive Director confirmation vote
🏫 See full agenda

Use this website to submit testimony. The meeting is at 7 PM at the Arundel Center – 44 Calvert St, Annapolis, MD 21401. You may attend in person or stream online.

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Extra Sprinkles

You’re invited: Warrior Medical’s grand opening & ribbon cutting

Are you looking for healthcare that puts you first? Direct Primary Care may be for you. Benefits include unprecedented provider access, same or next-day appointments, and discounted labs and medications. Annapolis’ newest Direct Primary Care provider, Warrior Medical, is hosting an all-day grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 1 PM at their new, state-of-the-art office on May 11. Come meet the providers, tour the facility, and see if Direct Primary Care is right for you.*

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Live Music Lowdown


49 West | Back Room Sessions with Skribe & TBA | 7:30–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | PJ and Neal First Monday Hootenanny | 6–9 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Open Mic Night | 8 PM


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Oh He Dead w/ Flowerbomb | 8 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM


Navy Schedule

Baseball (21-23)
4/29 @ Lehigh | L 0-1
4/29 @ Lehigh | W 5-1
5/1 @ Lehigh | 2 PM

Men’s golf
4/28-30 @ Patriot League Championship | 6th of 8 teams

Women’s lacrosse (13-5)
4/28 vs. #9 Loyola | L 7-15
4/30 vs. Boston University (Quarterfinal) | W 20-13

Men’s lacrosse (8-7)
4/28 @ Bucknell | W 12-9
5/2 vs. Loyola | 7 PM

Men’s rowing (lightweight)
4/29 vs. Penn | L

Women’s rugby (7-5-1)
4/28 vs. Texas A&M | W 24-0
4/28 vs. Michigan | W 31-0
4/29 @ Brown | L 0-19
4/29 vs. Penn State | L 0-24

Women’s tennis (19-6)
4/28 vs. #7 Loyola | W 4-0
4/29 @ #3 Army | L 2-4

Navy baseball clinches playoff spot

Navy baseball punched its ticket to the 2023 Patriot League tournament after splitting games with Lehigh this weekend. The tournament starts May 13.

Navy football’s 2023 captains

Head football coach Brian Newberry announced that his players voted Lirion Murtezi and Will Harbour to be the captains for the 2023 campaign. Both gentlemen were also captains of their respective high school teams. Lirion comes to Navy from Pittsburgh via Kosovo. Will comes to Navy from Frisco, TX.

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