Sunday, February 10, 2013
Here's a quick look back at the biggest Annapolis headlines of the week.
Toddler's Body Found, Annapolis Mother Charged Annapolis police say that Chelsea Booth admitted she killed her daughter and disposed of her body in a dumpster. Legislators Take Aim at Gun Legislation Hundreds head to Annapolis to testify for and against a package of bills that would tighten gun regulations in Maryland. Annapolis House Hunt: Listings Less Than $500K Here are some homes recently listed for sale for less than $500,000 in the Annapolis area. Sweet Frog To Open at Annapolis Harbour Center Frozen yogurt chain continues expansion in area giving froyo fans a number of choices, all a short distance from one another. Get Your Green On for St. Patrick's Day Parade The parade will take place in downtown Annapolis on March 10; groups …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Frozen yogurt chain continues expansion in area giving froyo fans a number of choices, all a short distance from one another.
Sweet Frog, a frozen yogurt chain, has taken a corner space at the Annapolis Harbour Center, next to Bubbles. Sweet Frog, headquarted in Richmond, VA, opened another location in the fall less than three miles away in Edgewater. In the other direction and a little more than a mile away, at the Annapolis Towne Centre, is the locally-owned franchise of Menchie's. Both Menchie's and Sweet Frog have the same self-serve concept, offering a variety of frozen yogurt flavors, with assorted mix-in toppings. Factoring in Cold Stone Creamery, located in the Village at Lee Airpark shopping center in Edgewater, which also offers frozen yogurt, this gives fans of the treat a few choices, all of which are a short distance from one another. According …
Friday, January 11, 2013
An 18-year-old woman had her purse stolen while walking near a fountain on Thursday evening.
An 18-year-old woman had her purse stolen while walking by a fountain at the Annapolis Harbour Center on Thursday evening, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The woman told officers that she was walking along the footbridge around 7:45 p.m. when a man grabbed her purse. She struggled to hang onto her bag, but she told police the man overpowered her and ran towards the shopping center entrance in the 2500 block of Solomon's Island Road. Police said the woman was not injured, but they were unable to locate the suspect.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—County Courthouse Begins Marrying Same-Sex Couples Three sets of newlyweds became the first same-sex couples to say "I do" inside the chapel at the Anne Arundel Circuit Courthouse in Annapolis on Wednesday. No. 2—Police Offering Reward for Information on Double Shooting Annapolis Police are offering a cash reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of Clarence Eugene Johnson III, who is charged with first-degree murder in a double shooting on Dec. 12. No. 3—UPDATE: Explosion at Bates Middle School Injures 2 Employees Bates Middle School was evacuated after an explosion was reported in its boiler room that injured two employees on Wednesday morning. The two men who were in the boiler room were taken to the hospital as …
Friday, August 3, 2012
People sound off on whether a man screaming, cursing and threatening moviegoers at a Bow Tie Cinema in Annapolis will affect their future movie going decisions.
A man sent moviegoers running for the exits at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Annapolis Harbour Center Wednesday after he shouted at patrons and pretended to have a gun aimed at them. The incident occured weeks after James Holmes shot 71 people, killing 12, in a mass shooting at a movie theather in Aurora, CO. “After the Aurora shooting, I thought about how I might be safer going to this Bow Tie instead of the one at the mall because they're a lot less crowded and have easier access to exit doors,” Douglas Fredrik Holm wrote on Edgewater-Davidsonville's Facebook Page. Kyle Nolan Tanner, 25, sat down in the front row of a Bow Tie theater and started cursing at the screen and at people, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Witnesses told police …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Patch wants to know what you think on different topics affecting Greater Annapolis.
On a recent steamy afternoon, Patch chatted with shoppers at the Annapolis Harbour Center about keeping cool when the temperature—and worse, the humidity—rises. It seems as if air-quality warnings and heat advisories are the order of the day each week. So, enjoy the video and perhaps even get some fresh ideas from your neighbors on coping with the dog days of summer.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A program at the popular coffee shop provides used coffee grounds to customers to spread in their gardens or compost piles.
Starbucks has a well-kept secret. Ever wonder what the popular coffee purveyor does with all those coffee grounds that go into your lattes? The coffee giant has a program that’s been going since 1995—the Grounds for Your Garden initiative. Most Starbucks stores in Greater Annapolis, and elsewhere, will save up used coffee grounds for customers to carry away and use in their gardens and compost heaps. For free. “We introduced Grounds for Your Garden in 1995, which offers customers complimentary five-pound (2.27-kilogram) bags of used coffee grounds to enrich garden soil," a Starbucks spokesman said in an email. "And where commercial composting is available, many stores are able to divert other food waste and coffee grounds from the landfill…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sold-out Westfield Annapolis premier leads to additional midnight showings at Annapolis Harbour Center as Potter mania builds.
Dan Herrle is a happy theater manager. Bow Tie Cinemas 11 at the Westfield Annapolis mall sold out the midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 last week, a full seven days before the July 14 opening. The early sell-out prompted theater management to add midnight showings at the Bow Tie Harbour Center 9 theaters—and those tickets are selling fast. “This is the first time we’ve seen a sell-out this early in advance,” Herrle said. “We’ve sold 2,600 tickets at the mall and if the Harbour Center sells out that will be another 1,800 tickets.” The possible 4,400 tickets in two Annapolis theaters are a drop in the bucket. Online movie ticket seller Fandango reported last month that advance purchases for Deathly Hallows …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Matava to close Tuesday, while DSW is slated to open in the old Office Depot in the fall.
After seven years at the Annapolis Harbour Center, Matava Shoes will close on Tuesday. "It's a combination of a lot of things; it's not one thing," said Kathy Matava, owner, who also has two stores in the Baltimore area. Matava said though the first year at the Annapolis store was "phenomenal" every year since has been disappointing. "It's the first store I've had where we actually decreased," she said. "I think this is a tough market here. While we have loyal customers, there aren't enough of them. I'm not sure if it's the casual lifestyle of Annapolis, they just don't seem to be into as upscale retail as a lot of other cities are." And then there was a big hit from a neighbor. "It didn't help that Whole Foods left," Matava said. "The (…