🍦YouTuber films at Annapolis Mall

Kim Hovell celebrates 10 years, Chart House rebrands, Bulk foods...

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Good morning, Annapolis. Let’s settle an age-old debate. Mini golf or putt-putt?

Let’s get to it.

— Ryan “Million Mulligans“ Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday to Missy Attridge!

Why is it so expensive to run a submarine?

Photo by James Ronayne

Because of all the depth charges! Ok, that was bad. I’m under a lot of pressure. I promise no more subpar puns. . .

In all seriousness, it wasn’t meant to be secret that there was a submarine in the Bay. Submarines are pretty good at hiding if they want to. It was here so Naval Academy students considering subs as a career could get a taste.

Rather than Academy boats, Watermark shuttled the mids to and from the USS North Dakota – possible because they’re purpose-built for quickly loading and unloading large groups.

Environmental photographer, oyster conservationist, and high school junior James Ronayne was lucky enough to join one of these trips.

He couldn’t take pictures inside. That’s classified. But he was able to tell Chesapeake Bay Magazine about his experience.

P.S. Do NOT try to recreate these photos. Heavily armed Coast Guard boats patrol a 500-yard protection zone around the sub.

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Quick Hits

YouTuber films video at Annapolis Mall

How fun does this sound? A 1.5-million-square-foot mall. Overnight hide and seek, kids vs. parents. Winning team splits a hundred grand. Believe it or not, that actually happened at Annapolis Mall recently. Oh, and the seeker, Preston, was a YouTuber with millions and millions of subscribers. Preston just released his video and it has a million views in only 3 days. I bet you can’t guess who won.

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Sorry. It’s not ice cream.

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Local Business

Bulk store opens in Severna Park

You may have felt like a kid in a candy store, but have you ever actually been a kid in a candy store? That’s how it feels at BD Provisions. Except they don’t just have candy. They have 240 dry bulk food items, 9 coffees, 40 teas, 80 spices, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and syrups. Oh yeah and health, beauty, and home stuff too. Ask for samples!

It’s a super eco-friendly way of shopping because there’s way less packaging. Bring your own jars and use the jar exchange program or try BD’s complimentary eco-friendly bags. Visit BD Provisions at 844 Ritchie Highway, Suite 101, Severna Park, MD 21146. It’s open 10 AM–6 PM Monday through Saturday and 10 AM–5 PM on Sundays. See more photos.

Inside Scoop: Try the Buckeye Popcorn. I brought a bucket to the Rotaract’s Putt Putt Classic last night and it was gone faster than a tray of Bagel Bites at a middle school sleepover.

Kim Hovell celebrates 10 years in business

It’s not a bold claim to say nobody paints an oyster like Kim Hovell. Her dreamy, coastal-inspired art is simply stunning. Born and raised in Annapolis, Kim started painting in her apartment 10 years ago. A few years later, she opened a boutique and gallery on West Street but quickly outgrew it. Kim found her perfect space on Main Street last May and opened her flagship store.

To celebrate 10 years, Kim designed a special collection of wine glasses and candles benefitting the Oyster Recovery Project. 100% of the profits will be donated. Check out the collection, flagship store, and Kim’s other art at her 10-year celebration tomorrow (4/20) at the store from 6–9 PM. There will be live music from Timmie Metz, an oyster shucker, and door prizes. 151 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Kim Hovell’s 10-year anniversary collection

Chart House is out. Chart House Prime is in.

One of the coolest dining rooms in Annapolis just got a rebrand. The Chart House is now Chart House Prime. So what’s new? First, the sign. Second, the sushi bar. Third, some new menu items like a 32-ounce Snake River Farms wagyu tomahawk ribeye or a 32-ounce prime porterhouse. Fourth, a ton of new wines. I’m warning you, do NOT look at this new menu while hungry.

📍 Charthouse Prime is located in the beautiful Maritime Republic of Eastport at 300 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.

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What’s Happenin’

One week until Wednesday Night Races

If you ask a friend who sails to hang out next Wednesday night, they’re probably gonna leave you hanging. Nothing personal. It’s just that Wednesday Night Races start back up. Worst comes to worst, you can meet them for beers after.

Want to join the fun yourself? There are many options. First, actually sailing. Click here for that. Next up is what I’d call engaged spectating. You can do that on the Woodwinds (which actually race) or the Maritime Museum’s Wilma Lee . Good news. Both have plenty of booze on board. I’ve never tried a Woodwind on a Wednesday but here’s a trip on Wilma Lee

That brings us to our final option (assuming you don’t own your own boat). FWB – aka friends with boats. Bring a six-pack and/or some shareable snacks. Great way to get invited back.

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Extra Sprinkles

“I picked the colors. They did the rest.”

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Save this date: April 29, 2023

For 20 years, the Annapolis Book Festival has drawn nationally and internationally renowned authors to Annapolis for panels, Q&As, and signings. The Festival also offers children's activities, book sales (new and used), and a party atmosphere – food trucks, live music, etc. Best of all, the Annapolis Book Festival is a free community event. Join the fun Saturday, April 29 from 10 AM–5 PM at the Key School.*

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71 🌡️ 54 | ☀️ | 2% | 💨 WNW 11 mph (9.5 knots)


78 🌡️ 60 | ☀️ | 6% | 💨 ESE 7 mph (6 knots)

Live Music Lowdown


49 West | Dave Chappell & Friends | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Dark Horse | Greg Schroeder & Jay Swanson | 9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Market House | John Bailey | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Michael Waskey | 6–9 PM
Pirates Cove | Loose Change | 6–10 PM
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Higher Hands | 9:30 PM
Tuscan Prime | Grayson Moon | 6:30 PM


49 West | Jeff Antoniuk’s Monthly Jazz Jam | 7:30–10:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Andrew Bell | 5–8 PM
Brian Boru | The Drinker and The Scholar | 6:30–9:30 PM
Dark Horse | Dan Heely Band | 9 PM
Market House | Lakin Ducker | 6–9 PM
Memo’s | Chris Button | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Bryan Ewald | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Average White Band | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Victoria & Steve | 5–8 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Señor Chile Cantina | Skribe | 6–9 PM


Navy Schedule

Baseball (20-17)
4/19 @ Bucknell | 3:30 PM

Men’s golf
4/17-18 @ Commander-In-Chief's Cup | 2nd out of 3 teams

Women’s track & field
4/20 @ Virginia Challenge | Noon

Men’s track & field
4/20 @ Virginia Challenge | Noon

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