Love, Croquet, Books, Fishing

There are so many things going on this weekend in Annapolis, it is hard to know where to begin. The start photo of today’s blog is specific to the subject of croquet as the traditional St. Johnies vs. The Mids from the U.S. Naval Academy willl take place on the lawn of historic St. John’s College in Annapolis Saturday April 17th. Pack a picnic, wear a festive hat, and bring a blanket or lawn chair to comfortably sit back and watch the action. For more details about the event go to

Last week was the opening of Baseball Season and this week is the opening of flounder and rockfish season. (A summer New Englander, I prefer to call those beauties striped bass, but that is another story)
On Saturday, April 17, 2010 you’ll want to attend the
9th Annual Opening Day Rockfish Tournament, a
catch and release tournament with 150 boats. The event benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland, and Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp. Fish measure in – in line by 4:30 p.m. sharp, party 4 – 8 p.m., awards 5:30 p.m. Live music, catering by the Boatyard Bar & Grill. Fish the Chesapeake Bay, with party to follow at the Boatyard Bar and Grill, Annapolis. Boats are out at first light. 410-216-6206.
Now of course, before the fishing and the croquet, there are lots of opportunities to get in a romantic mood with the Annapolis in Love special weekend that begins tonight. Many streets will be renamed in honor of the occasion, so take a stroll down Lover’s Lane. Friday night bring your dog to the Loew’s Hotel Weather Rail and share with other’s why you love walking your dog in downtown Annapolis. Monies raised will go to local pet oriented charities. Learn about all the various events that linclude cruises, dancing, red roses, and a silent auction to benefit the American Heart Association.
While your on our site, read some of the love stories readers have shared with us! The photo posted is of Lisa Helgerman and her Severna Park High school sweetheart. Read the tale of how the two reconnected years later after losing touch. Learn about more of what’s going on in the Chesapeake Region at
And one more thing I almost forgot is the 8th Annual Book Festival at the Key School. Many prominent regional and nationally recognized authors will be on hand for panel discussions and book signings. For specific directions and schedule of the activities that commence at 11;00 A.M. The site address is This is a great event for children as well as adults.

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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