Hump Day Review: Student's Arrest to Volunteer Efforts
A middle-of-the-week look back at stories we covered.
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By far, the most talked-about story in Greater Annapolis this week was the Oct. 6 arrest of high school senior, Troy Reid, who was charged with sexually assaulting another student. The Annapolis Police Department (APD) revealed they did not notify the school of Reid's previous arrest in June. (Reid was charged in June with sexually assaulting another student in the spring.) Annapolis High Principal Don Lilley sent a letter home to parents about the assault on Oct. 11.
The good news about Annapolis High making Adequate Yearly Progress for three consecutive years didn't get as much attention as the assault case. Patch also ran stories about the Annapolis High football team and field hockey seniors.
Elementary schools helped set a record in the county by reading together and engaging in "snowy day" activities at both Hillsmere and Rolling Knolls. Be sure to look at all of the wonderful photos of students taking part in this big event.
Have you seen this man? Check the photos of a man who police believe committed identity theft at the BB&T on Hillsmere Drive on Sept. 28. Apparently, he also visited the BB&T on Riva Road. Contact Det. Charles Bealefeld of the APD at 410-268-9000 ext. 7299 or 443-986-5561 with any information that might help solve this case.
Fall is in the air so it's time to buy pumpkins at St. Martin's to support the Light House, donate to the food drive going on now in local public schools, and recycle your leaves by putting them in bags or containers marked with an "X" on the curb.
In the Dog Park Sound Bites column, Jen Batten took on a tough subject when she wrote about cleaning up after your dog. Her advice to dog owners boils down to it's your responsibility so always take a bag with you.
Plan now to volunteer this month for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 23. The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County always has listings of ways you can give back to the community. As part of a company-wide effort, Patch editors volunteered in Greater Annapolis on Oct. 7.
The Athletic Annapolitan is going the distance. If you haven't read Ann Brennan's column, you are really missing out on something great. This week, she wrote from the point of view of a cyclist training around town for a big race. Ann also wrote about the new ultramarathon that the Annapolis Striders will sponsor on Nov. 13 (registration is still open).
We also ran a reader recipe, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes. We'd love to include some fall favorites like chili, tailgating dishes and apple pie. Send your favorite recipes to email@example.com. The recipes don't have to be original, just let us know where the recipe came from (cookbook, website or your grandmother) so we can attribute it.
The fall season for youth sports is starting to wind down. Many teams are headed into playoffs soon. We encourage coaches and parents to send us photos and information about youth teams in Annapolis. Please provide full names of both teams, date of game and final score. We will include information for all Annapolis-based teams that we receive in a weekly summary.
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