Muggy August weather here in Annapolis, Maryland means mushrooms in addition to sticky doors, damp clothes, and frizzy hair. Well to be honest I’m not certain whether the crop I spied this morning on the front lawn were mushrooms or toad stools, but I’m sure they’d make good spore prints. They are definitely large inContinue reading “Annapolis humidity fosters mushrooms”
We’ve got one more day left of the brutal heat, here in the Mid-Atlantic. The Washington D.C. region has long been known for its brutal summers but this is one for the record books. July 4th and the accompanying celebrations, at least broke the week in half with a one day brake but it wasn’tContinue reading “Hot independence day in Annapolis”
The Sands House: One of the Oldest Homes in Annapolis Nadja Maril Inspired by her family home, writer Ann Jensen creates new ways to share history It’s easy to walk right past the Sands House, with its pale-yellow clapboard siding, gambrel roof, and red trim, and not notice the special green plaque identifying it asContinue reading “Oldest House in Annapolis?”
Finally, the street torn apart to install a new geothermal heating system to service the once again vacant Market House at City Dock is open again. Locals and visitors can drive downtown and successfully park to visit some of their favorite stores and restaurants that include: LIly Pulitzer, City Dock Cafe, Hard Bean Cafe, Blanca Flor, and Zachary’s Jewelers.
It’s too bad the City of Annapolis still can not get their act together the utilize a wonderful resource- a large market house strategically located in the heart of the tourist district. Thankfully the seasonal Farmers’s Market coordinated by Fresh Farm Markets will reopen Sunday mornings commencing the first week of May. For more Farmers’ Market news visit my other blog Annapolis TASTE.
My husband reminded me this morning that six weeks ago I could barely hold a mug in my hand. Whenever possible I was drinking beverages out of disposable plastic because it was lighter in weight. Now I don’t give a thought to lifting a pottery mug. I can even lift a frying pan which meansContinue reading “Greek Burgers with Fennel”
I didn’t realize how lucky I am until I went to work this morning. Well, what I should say is tried to get to work this morning. Although I did eventually get over to the office, after fielding bunches of phones calls and text messages, we did not have enough power in the building toContinue reading “Many in Bay Region Still Without Power”
The wind took the water away from the shoreline downtown at City Dock in Annapolis, as evidenced by the low water level. There was no flooding this morning, Sunday August 28th. The water didn’t even kiss the feet of the Kunte Kinte statue. There was, however, a loss of power. Grover, owner of City DockContinue reading “Irene Kind to Annapolis”
At approximately 9:15 this morning, traffic came to a halt in downtown Annapolis as upper Main Street was shut down due to a reported gas leak at Joss Cafe and Sushi Bar. Fireman suited up with tanks on their backs rushed to the scene accompanied by emergency vehicles, an ambulance and several fire engines. TheContinue reading “Sunday A.M. Main Street Shut Down”
This morning I woke up feeling as if I was living in a very small one-bedroom apartment. I think it had something to do with the fact that my husband Peter and I slept in the dining room on a mattress we had hauled down from the guest bedroom. The air conditioning is not workingContinue reading “Hot Hot in Annapolis”
Thank you, everyone who has called, sent cards, stopped me on the street, and expressed their sadness and concern on hearing about Grace’s death. I still expect to see her standing in the front hallway when I put the key in the lock of the front door or hear the jingle of the tags clinkingContinue reading “A Very Special Golden Retriever”
If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, you’re probably already acquainted with Grace of Naptown. If you’re a frequent walker in downtown Annapolis, you’ve probably met her in person and stroked her soft golden fur. She was a regular visitor to City Dock Cafe and could be seen mornings, around 7:00 a.m. waitingContinue reading “Epitaph to the Best Golden in Annapolis”
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”
I’ve been trying to figure out what I really want to do on New Year’s Eve. I wanted to go dancing, preferably to the sounds of a live band. (I’m not so keen on Disc Jockeys). But I keep changing my mind because I’m just recovering from a head cold. How long will I reallyContinue reading “New Year’s Eve in Naptown (Annapolis)”
Today was the last “First Sunday Festival” of 2010 for Upper West Street in Annapolis. Despite the threatening rain clouds, folks were out in full force enjoying the autumn weather, the variety of craft displays, and outside dining options as they listened to the sounds of flamenco guitar and watched Spanish dancers performing on aContinue reading “Annapolis First Sunday Fest Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage”
It started with raindrops gently kissing my face, early morning rain on a hot summer’s morning. It’s been so hot and sticky here in Maryland, the rain is a welcome relief and as I walked downtown with my husband Peter and dog Grace at 6:30 a.m. today, I thought how much I looked forward to summer rainy days as a child