Friday, May 17, 2013
Hair shaving, leg waxing, eating spiders and walking down Main Street wearing... what?
You might remember last month we brought you the story about the MD VS Hunger event, which pits Glen Burnie against Annapolis in the packaging of meals for the hungry - over 200,000 meals. Donations and volunteers are still needed for the packing sessions this Sunday, so organizers are upping the ante by offering some incentives, but this only if certain milestones are met. What kind of incentives? Well, there's the walking down Main Street one, which in and of itself isn't so bad, but take into account this is a pastor from a local church who will wear a Speedo swimsuit and—wait for it—a tutu, then proceed to jump into Ego Alley. He'll also eat live spiders, shave his head and wax his legs. It's all in a day's work said Josh Burnett, a …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The waterway remains closed until further notice from the health department.
Anne Arundel County's health officials warned swimmers to stay out of Weems Creek due to the spillage of 120,000 gallons of wastewater on Wednesday. A force main break at Jennifer Road created a contaminated area of sewage from the creek's headwaters to Rowe Boulevard, according to a release from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. The affected area was cleaned but the waterway remains closed until further notice. "People coming in contact with the affected water are advised to wash well with soap and warm water immediately. Clothing should also be washed," according to the release. Just over a month ago, more than 13,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into a similar area of Weems Creek, due to a break in a corroded 14-inch pipe…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Take a look at the some scenes captured around Annapolis on Wednesday morning.
Not in any rush, it was one of those mornings that proved great for taking some photos around Annapolis. We also wanted to bring you an update about a story we brought you last month - when officials from Cariloha told us they hoped to open over Memorial Day weekend. The store is now open on Main Street. Tell us in the comments below what are your favorite spots around town for taking pictures.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Reward still being offered for USNA Class of '32 ring with quite a history.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for a ring that started its worldwide journey in Annapolis in 1932. That was the year a young ensign named Minter Dial graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Dial left Annapolis, like many graduates, with his class ring to begin a journey through life and the perils of war. The handsome ring, made of gold, with blue stone and Class of 1932 on the outside has a name inscribed inside: Nathaniel Minter Dial. The following is an account detailed by Dial's grandson, who shares his grandfather's name Minter Dial. During World War II, Dial was taken as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and managed to keep the ring during more than two years of captivity. With the liberation of the Philippines nearing, the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Take a look and leave a comment to let us know what you know about this house.
The house seen in the photo is a fine example of Georgian architecture in Annapolis. The questions are where is the house and who did it belong to? TELL US: Let us know in the comments below.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The three-alarm fire was quickly brought under control.
More than 60 firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at an apartment in Watergate Village Thursday morning in Annapolis. Annapolis Fire Department Captain John Bowes said the fire broke out at the top of a building in the apartment complex, located at 700 Americana Drive. Smoke was seen in a fifth-floor unit by firefighters when they arrived at 10:37 a.m. There are no injuries reported at this time, Bowes said. Three different agencies—Annapolis Fire Department, Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the U.S. Naval Academy Fire Department—responded to the scene, because the building did not have sprinklers, Bowes said. It is unknown how many tenants were displaced as a result of the fire, and the amount of damage has not yet been …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Patch continues to check on the progress of an osprey nest: Do we have eggs?
We began tracking the progress of an osprey nest in Hillsmere last month and promised to provide updates. When we first saw the nest on March 27, it was in its early stages with just a few branches. We visited it again on April 10, noticing the nest had come a long way with many more branches added to it. Now with the temperature at a brisk 59 degrees, we found mom (we assume) sitting very low on the nest with dad on a piling not far away. This behavior might be indicative of eggs in the nest, but it could also be many other issues. For some answers, we turned to Craig Koppie, raptor biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office. "There could be an avian predator flying around," he said, adding a bald eagle…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
News stories come in all shapes and sizes.
The two ducks were flying rather low, appearing as if they were readying for landing, though where didn't make much sense. Lacking coffee, a stop at the Eastport Shopping Center seemed like a perfect opportunity to investigate what the seemingly wayward waterfowl were doing. It didn't take long to find out. "They come every year - the same ducks," said Vickey Bourdas, owner of Annapolis Barber Shop. And every year, Bourdas welcomes her feathered friends. "They came Tuesday, saw me and they just ran over here," she said. "People don't run to me, but ducks do." From the vantage point of this reporter, it was clear the ducks did do exactly that when they saw Bourdas. Bourdas is unsure where their is nest is, but said once the babies …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The school was dismissed on time and there was no threat to students, according to a schools spokeswoman.
UPDATE (5:30 p.m.)—A suspicious package was investigated in Annapolis for the second time in 24 hours. Personnel from Annapolis police and fire departments responded to Mills-Parole Elementary at about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Fire department spokesman Dale Thompson said an instrument case was found on the playground near dismissal time. Faculty notified authorities because they were concerned about what it may be, Thompson. The playground was cleared of students, and the department's bomb squad was brought in. The squad's remote-controlled robot X-rayed the case and determined that inside was only a musical instrument that belonged to a student at the school. The school was then able to dismiss on time, according to Anne Arundel County School …
The name on all the banks in the area will reflect the name change to First National Bank
A merger between BankAnnapolis and First National Bank of Pennsylvania is complete, according to a statement issued by F.N.B. Corporation, the parent company. As a result, the name on all the banks in the area, as well as the building on Bestgate Road, have or will reflect the name change to First National Bank. Richard Lerner, who was chairman and CEO of Annapolis Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of BankAnnapolis, will remain with First National Bank to, "provide transitional support as Chairman of the newly established Maryland Region," according to the statement. The merger resulted in the acquisition of eight bank branches in Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's counties. “We look forward to serving our newest clients in Annapolis, as well…