Sunday, January 13, 2013
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week in Annapolis.
No. 1—Punk's Backyard Grill Closes at Annapolis Mall In a move that surprised and saddened its customers, Punk's Backyard Grill announced on Sunday that it had served its final burgers and beers at the Westfield Annapolis mall. The owners told Patch the sudden closure was because they were unable to renegotiate their lease with Westfield's corporate headquarters. No. 2—Cab Driver Helps Deliver Premature Baby at Annapolis Hotel Academy Cab driver Mia Lynch helped a couple deliver a premature baby boy outside the Country Inn & Suites in Annapolis. Lynch arrived at the hotel on Housley Road around 6 a.m. Saturday to discover Ingrid Ruiz, the woman she was supposed to drive to the hospital, screaming on a bench outside the hotel. No. 3—…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Josh Cohen, along with thousands of people across the country, read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad to children on Oct. 4 for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record.
Kindergartners at Eastport Elementary crowded around Mayor Josh Cohen to listen to him read the story of Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad as part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record on Thursday. The nationwide event asks children and adults to read the same book on the same day to celebrate literacy and the importance of high-quality early childhood education, according to Jumpstart's website. "I liked the story for the pictures, but also because all of us hurt people's feelings without meaning to," Cohen said to Ms. Johnson's class when he finished the story. Cohen's read the book before to his own 4-year-old, who has a soft spot for lady bugs. He said being a parent he's learned a few tips and tricks for keeping young readers engaged—like …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Volunteer readers from throughout the community shared the classic stories of Dr. Seuss with the students on the author's birthday.
Volunteers from around Annapolis celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on Friday at Eastport Elementary by reading some of the author's best-known and much-loved stories. The readers wore the immediately identifiable red-and-white hat from The Cat in the Hat, and there was even a visit from the Grinch. The event was in conjunction with Read Across America and featured Carol Sisco, the daughter of the founder of Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. "We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most," Karen Garczynski, reading specialist at Eastport Elementary, said in an email.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Grants 4 Teachers Fund recently awarded $2,600 to several schools to help buy additional supplies and equipment at four local schools.
The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County recently announced it provided $8,000 in grants to Anne Arundel County public schools, including about $2,600 in the Annapolis area. The money, from the foundation's Grants 4 Teachers Fund, is meant to help teachers buy art supplies, special science equipment, field trips that support the curriculum, take-home books to enhance math and reading skills learned in the classroom, and enhanced technology to improve in-class learning, according to a release. The Annapolis area schools that received grants were Annapolis Middle School, Eastport Elementary, J. Albert Adams Academy and West Annapolis Elementary. The Grants 4 Teachers program was started in 2009 by Joseph Van Deuren of Balanced Life …