Angry Motorist Vents Frustration at Coronavirus, Croquet and Memorial Day

Life in Annapolis, Maryland USA During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Week #10 It is 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the loud sound of a car horn vibrates through my head. It keeps droning on and on.  I look to see where the sound is coming from. My husband Peter and I are taking our labradoodleContinue reading “Angry Motorist Vents Frustration at Coronavirus, Croquet and Memorial Day”

Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue

  Week # 8 during the Coronavirus Pandemic in Annapolis, Maryland USA Waiting for the world to once again become “puddle-wonderful” We are now at the two month point in our “stay at home” orders and I sense everyone else’s restlessness each time I take a walk. Just the volume of walkers in itself isContinue reading “Exploring Cemeteries and Learning New Recipes As Pandemic Restrictions Continue”

Art Car at Annapolis Fringe Festival

The Arts District of Annapolis turned Fringe, at the First Annual Fringe Festival yesterday. Vacant storefronts turned into galleries that featured controversial art and provided opportunities for self-expression. Of particular note was the fabulous art car on display, parked across from Lemon Grass. Owned by Clarke Bedford, you can see more of his work onContinue reading “Art Car at Annapolis Fringe Festival”

“Fun For All” Will Make You Smile

Fun for All is the name of the new store that opened at 32 West Street in the former location of a la Mode.. This new store has nothing to do with lingerie. It is all about candy and toys. Owners Jessica and Mark Clampitt have a sister shop in Lewes, Delaware and Mark toldContinue reading ““Fun For All” Will Make You Smile”

Annapolis Not Totally Up and Running

Yes, Annapolis, most folks have gotten their electricity back but unfortunately not everyone has. Here at the What’s Up? Media offices our building only has partial power. That means no air conditioning, pitch black restrooms, and a dark hallway. I brought in extension cords to hook up to some of the outlets that actually workContinue reading “Annapolis Not Totally Up and Running”

Many in Bay Region Still Without Power

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”

Sunday A.M. Main Street Shut Down

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”

Annapolis West Street Sculpture Solicits Comments

Three finalists have been selected by the City of Annapolis to create a sculpture that will be installed at Westgate Circle. Located at the convergence of Taylor Avenue, Spa Avenue, and West Street; this is a major gateway point into the city. It is wonderful that the city has chosen to invest un the “ArtContinue reading “Annapolis West Street Sculpture Solicits Comments”

Enjoy Flowers & Art All Month Long

If you get over to City Dock in Annapolis this morning, you can treat yourself to some lovely flowers and herbs to plant in your garden at the annual Four Rivers Garden Club Plant sale today. I took a few photos of the British taxi parked outside Reynold’s Tavern. Fans of the British monarchy wereContinue reading “Enjoy Flowers & Art All Month Long”

Annapolis First Sunday Fest Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage

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”

Rainy Summer Morning in Annapolis

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

First Sunday Annapolis Festival on West Street

These pictures were taken by my daughter, Alex Crilly, who walked down West Street to check out the monthly first Sunday Festival on West Street in Downtown Annapolis. As you can see, everyone was having a great time with the music, food, dancing, and shopping. Thank you Alex!

The Artic Blast Hits Annapolis

The wind blows bitter cold as we walk downtown, so cold it is almost painful. It’s one of those winter days when I actually want to run just to keep warm rather than just for the exercise. Down a few doors from the Maryland State Teacher’s Association on Main Street, a new store called ShadesContinue reading “The Artic Blast Hits Annapolis”