Celebrating Citizenship, Leadership, and July 4th in Annapolis

Last week several members of the community were honored at the annual Tribute to Leadership, an event that celebrates the graduation of the current Leadership Anne Arundel class. Congratulations and best wishes go out to Lisa Hillman who received the Distinguished Graduate Award, Hank R. Gundlach who received the President’s Award, Tatiana Johanning Klein whoContinue reading “Celebrating Citizenship, Leadership, and July 4th in Annapolis”

Party for a Good Cause and Beat the Heat

Talk about the dog days of summer, they seem to have arrived here in Annapolis, complete with dreary gray skies and steamy temperatures which make you want to head for a cold shower or maybe an exciting event in an air conditioned setting to put your mind in a better place. Tonight is the annualContinue reading “Party for a Good Cause and Beat the Heat”

Best of ReCap and Weekend Annapolis Plans

Well I saw a whole lot of people last night at the Best of Party and I tasted a whole lot of food. From mushrooms stuffed with escargots in cream sauce prepared by chef Russell Brown, now at O’Learys Seafood Restaurant ( Annapolis winner of Best Seafood) to the shrimp served over grits prepared byContinue reading “Best of ReCap and Weekend Annapolis Plans”

Best of Everything on Thursday Evening

Here at the What’s Up? Media offices, intermixed with meeting our writing and advertising deadlines, folks are bustling about getting ready for the Best of Party, this year at the Sheraton in Annapolis. That’s the party where you can sample the great food voted as Best of Annapolis and the Eastern Shore by our readersContinue reading “Best of Everything on Thursday Evening”

The Annapolis Main Street Challenge

It was an entusiastic crowd for 8:00 a.m. in the morning. I’m talking about the group that assembled in Annapolis at Ram’s Head on inner West Steet, for the “Re-launch” of the Main Street program. This time, three years after the initial inclusion of Annapolis as a Main Street City, the plan is to shrinkContinue reading “The Annapolis Main Street Challenge”

Who is Paul Revere and Why Truth Matters

During my childhood, rhymes and poems were an easy way to help remember things. One of my favorites, when studying American history was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1860 classic that begins: Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man isContinue reading “Who is Paul Revere and Why Truth Matters”

The Art Form of The Book

In one of my alternate fantasies of a parallel career, I see myself owning a large but cozy bookstore, filled with old, beautiful, and unusual books. I sit at the front desk with my fragrant cup of hot tea (of course we give away free cups of coffee, tea, and hot cocoa to our customers)Continue reading “The Art Form of The Book”