Friday, November 2, 2012
The 15th annual Slaughter Across the Water will take place at the crack o'noon.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Anna Staver
Friday, November 2, 2012
Eastport and Annapolis will face off in the 15th annual Slaughter Across the Water promptly at the "crack o'noon" on Saturday. A rope will stretch from from Second Street and Severn Avenue across Spa Creek to Susan B. Campbell Park on City Dock. It's billed as the longest international Tug-of-War over water in the world. The war started on Super Bowl Sunday in 1998 when the residents of Eastport felt excluded from the city while the Compromise Street bridge was closed for repairs. Mayor Josh Cohen was among the founding fathers of the revolt, and he helped establish the Maritime Republic of Eastport (MRE). The MRE soon announced their plans to secede from the city and challenged the city to a tug-of-war competition. The MRE formally …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Maritime Republic of Eastport invaded Annapolis on Monday to challenge the city to the annual Tug-O-War.
A group of about 30 rabble-rousers from Eastport invaded City Council chambers on Monday to challenge Mayor Josh Cohen and the City of Annapolis to the annual Tug-O-War. The "Slaughter Across the Water" will take place promptly at the "crack o'noon" on Nov. 3. The parties, which occur on both sides of the Compromise Street bridge, run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Eastport teams will meet on Second Street at Spa Creek, and the Annapolis teams will meet at Susan Campbell Park. “Although the tug is a competition for bragging rights on either side of the bridge, the event provides a great opportunity for the community to come together and have a good time supporting local organizations,” Cohen said. The following organizations are this year’s…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Though the two teams tied, local charities won big at Saturday's event.
Check Patch Tuesday for video from the Eastport side.
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The Maritime Republic of Eastport "instigated" its 14th Annual Tug of War Saturday. With two parties at one time, the event—which raises funds for local charities— brought food, live music and of course tugging, to City Dock in Annapolis and 2nd Street in Eastport. Stay tuned to Patch for more coverage of the event. To upload photos directly to Patch, click on "Add" next to the line under the photo (above) that says: "Add your photos & videos." Note that you must be logged into the site to upload photos.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Patch gives you a look at some of the match ups.
Friday, November 4, 2011
War has officially been declared and this Saturday teams from Annapolis and Eastport will go head-to head in the Maritime Republic of Eastport's 14th annual Tug of War. The event, known around town as the "Slaughter Across the Water" is a unique, Annapolis tradition that raises money for local charities, among them the Eastport Girl's Club, We Care and Friends, Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge and more. Last year, we got you ready for the big event by hearing from the Annapolis Police Department (APD) and Fire Departments about who would win. And after a tough match, the APD lost again. This year we thought it would be fun to get readers involved. Here's a look at some of the matches, according to the MRE's website. Who do you think…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Members marched into Monday night's Annapolis City Council meeting to officially declare (tug of) war for Nov. 5.
Waving bright yellow flags in the air, members of the Maritime Republic of Eastport (MRE) marched into the city council chambers in Annapolis Monday night to officially declare tug of war on the city of Annapolis. This eclectic and entertaining declaration happens once a year in preparation for the annual tug of war between the MRE and the city. Members wore quirky costumes and chanted "up the republic." The event started 13 years ago when the Spa Creek Bridge, which connects Annapolis and Eastport, was closed for a public works project, according to the MRE website. “The somewhat fractious citizens of Eastport, feeling the sting of rejection by The City and, perhaps, somewhat emboldened by the generous pouring habits of a local bartender…
Monday, October 24, 2011
Tonight's meeting includes legislation on aggressive panhandling and the Maritime Republic of Eastport will again offer a declaration of (Tug of) War.
The Annapolis City Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at city hall. At the meeting, the council will consider, on second reader, legislation on aggressive panhandling. Last month, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop gave a presentation to the council on legislation that, if approved, would define what agressive panhandling is and determine it unlawful. The bill would also set fines for such acts. Pristoop noted in the presentation that the legislation could not prohibit panhandling, which in most cases is free speech. Instead it would look at certain behavior associated with the act of panhandling. That behavior, according to the drafted legislation, includes "the conduct of begging which harasses, menaces, intimidates, impedes …