Two Annapolis projects were among the 16 recipients of living shoreline grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust on Thursday. The grants totaled more $800,000 with Annapolis snagging about $43,000 for its proposals. According to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, living shorelines are a stabilization technique that protects shorelines from erosion while also providing a habitat for fish, crabs and other wildlife.
The U.S. Naval Academy football team, about 900 midshipmen and thousands of fans traveled to Ireland for Navy football's season opener against Notre Dame. Some of the players and the midshipmen spoke with Annapolis Patch about their plans for the trip to the Emerald Isle Classic.
Bates Middle School's Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) Magnet middle program has been recognized as a "school that works" by Edutopia, an international educational foundation. Since the 2009 implementation of arts integration, the school has an increase in applicants and academic performance while also dropping its rates of referrals and suspensions.
Phillips Crab Deck has returned to its Dock Street location and re-opened its doors in Annapolis three years after closing, but the return of seafood restaurant is temporary. The property still belongs to the National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame, which plans to convert the space into a museum as soon as it can raise the funds.
New teachers Shelly Seeger and Lindsey James joked about finding jobs in the same town after graduation, but they never thought it would actually happen. The pair both found jobs at Tyler Heights Elementary this spring and made the move from New York to Maryland together. Seeger and James spoke with Annapolis Patch about getting acclimated to life in Maryland and life after college.