Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Volunteers are needed May 19 to participate in MDvsHunger, a joint venture between two communities to purchase, pack, and send out meals to people in need.
There's currently a friendly rivalry between Annapolis and Glen Burnie to see which community can package more than 200,000 meals the fastest as part of an effort dubbed MDvsHunger. In partnership with Stop Hunger Now, residents from each community will be put to the test on May 19 at two locations to package the enormous amount of meals to be delivered to the hungry. The packing sessions were held Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy (just for midshipmen), and will occur again in May at Glen Burnie High School and Annapolis High School. More than 500,000 total meals will be packaged, according to Andrew Sullivan, regional program manager for Stop Hunger Now. Sullivan said 100,000 of these meals were packaged by midshipmen at the Naval Academy…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Cariloha offers Caribbean/Hawaiian-inspired products made from bamboo.
Cariloha, a Utah-based clothing and home accessories company, is coming to Main Street in the space formerly occupied by Madison Boutique. The store offers an "island-leisure" line of bamboo products—including apparel, bedding, bath goods, accessories, fitness wear, handbags and more all made of bamboo, according to Cariloha's website. Scott Brady, associate vice president of communication for Cariloha, said they're on track to open Memorial Day weekend. "They're in the process of getting everything approved," he said. "Everything looks good so far—I haven't heard of any setbacks yet, so that's good." Annapolis will be the company's 31st store, with others located throughout the United States, Caribbean and Mexico. "We're excited to be …
Those opposed to the demolition say they would like to preserve the older homes in Bay Ridge as part of community's history.
Since the 1920s, the stucco house with Spanish tile roof has sat along Bay Drive in Bay Ridge with a majestic view out to Thomas Point light and beyond. Unlike many homes along the street, this one has not been torn down and replaced. And that is why some residents of Bay Ridge oppose the proposed demolition of the house by its new owners. The 2,982-square-foot house on a quarter-acre lot sold for $1.375 million in June 2012 to Robert and Lisa Lutz of Virginia, according to public records. "I saw them taking a picture of the house after they bought it," said Prudence Miller, who lives in Bay Ridge. "I said, 'Are you the new owners, and she said, yes—we're just taking 'before' pictures.'" Miller feared from the response that the new …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"Saints" can purchase a specialty tag that benefits the Annapolis school's Tuition Angel Program.
Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration is giving local "saints" a chance to show their support for the St. Mary's of Annapolis parish through a new license plate template. The specialty St. Mary's tags will be offered for $30 for the first 100. After that, the price will go up, according to a press release from the parish. A portion of each purchase will benefit the Tuition Angel Program of the Fleur-de-Lis Fund—the parish's primary fundraising mechanism. Applications for the tags should be mailed to the parish, which will then complete the authorization, and forward the documentation to the Motor Vehicle Administration for processing. For more information on how to apply for a specialty tag, visit St. Mary's website.
The Baltimore City Police Department says Arrington Antwan Brown was freed Monday on bail.
An Annapolis man was arrested by the Baltimore City Police Department on burglary and assault charges last week for allegedly kicking in the door to his child's mother's home. The incident happened at 1:30 p.m. on March 30 in the 3800 block of Songbird Circle in Lansdowne, according to police. The man reportedly kicked down the door because the woman would not let him in to get their child, according to an incident sommary. The man pushed the woman to the ground and bit her on the arm, and took the child from her arms, police said. On April 4, police arrested Arrington Antwan Brown, 23, of the 1000 block of Monroe Street in Annapolis. He was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary of a dwelling and second-degree assault…
The first parade of the spring 2013 season was a hot one in Annapolis.
With the temperature around 90 degrees, the U.S. Naval Academy's Brigade of Midshipmen marched onto Worden Field for the first dress parade of spring on Wednesday. "Parades are a visual presentation of the military discipline, professionalism and teamwork necessary to succeed as a member of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and have been a part of Naval Academy training since its establishment in 1845," according to a press release from the Naval Academy. "The Brigade of Midshipmen marches from Bancroft Hall to the Naval Academy parade field, Worden Field, accompanied by the Naval Academy Band and the Drum & Bugle Corps of the Brigade of Midshipmen," according to the statement. "On Worden Field the Brigade performs the manual of arms, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Patch provides updates and photos of the progress of the nest in Hillsmere.
We began tracking the progress of an osprey nest in Hillsmere on March 27 and we made our second visit this morning. Mom and dad were photographed and the nest is coming along nicely. There are definitely more materials in the nest than on our first visit—sticks/branches, which don't appear too comfortable. After our first article on the nest, a reader and knowledgeable osprey source offered some insight on what to expect. "They still have a long process to go through for eggs yet—renewing pair bonds, mating (which goes on for a couple of weeks), and you would not normally see eggs until early May and then it takes about 35 days to hatch," wrote Melanie Lynch. Stay tuned to Patch for more updates. See more:
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The annual event, now in its 22nd year, draws large crowds at Quiet Waters Park.
Judging by the large crowds and many wagging tails at the SPCA Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park on Sunday, it seemed like a great time was had by all. A big attraction was Darwin Harris, a 125-pound African spur thigh tortoise. The dogs that did encounter Darwin were completely unsure what to make of him. Darwin's best friends, according to the information sheet his owner handed out, are a mastiff and a Chihuahua. Not necessarily garnering the same attention was the corn snake, who fortunately was with a human and not out and about on its own. TELL US: Did you attend the walk this year or run in the 5K?
Friday, March 29, 2013
'It's the ultimate team sport.'
Unlike many major metropolitan areas, scholastic rowing or school-based rowing doesn't exist in Annapolis - this void is one that has firmly established Annapolis Junior Rowing Association (AJR) as the go-to club for 8th through 12th graders. "In this area, we are the only youth rowing program," said Karyn Shackelford, assistant rowing coach and administrator of AJR. "We pull from about 12 schools in the area, both private and public," explained Shackelford. One of those students is Savannah Irving, 16, of Annapolis, who attends The Key School. Her rowing schedule is not for the faint of heart. "Three hours a day, five days a week, plus regattas on the weekend," Irving said. Does the schedule bother her? "No, because I love it so much," …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Follow the progress of the nest with us, from building stage through hatching.
On Wednesday morning, we had our first sighting of an osprey in the Hillsmere neighborhood of Annapolis. We thought it'd be fun to track the progress every week or so, from the building stage through hatching. We caught mom (we think) in the nest, being very territorial. Something in the distance, which we did not see, seemed to be bothering her and she was vocalizing her concern with frequent chirps. Zooming in on the photo, there's no sign of eggs yet, but the nest looks like a work in progress. Stay tuned for other installments of "An Osprey Nest."