It’s almost October, and you know what that means…almost time for Halloween and maybe time to start thinking about this year’s costume if you plan to go partying. IF I am still stuck inside my clamshell ie Total Contact Orthosis Jacket (TCO) I can easily be 1) a Viking Queen clad in an armored vestContinue reading “Just Imagining Halloween”
Thank you thank you everyone for your positive prayers and wishes for my speedy recovery. And thank you for all the beautiful flowers– I’m beginning to run out of display space. To my friends near and far, I don’t have a lot of news to report except that I am still taking short early morningContinue reading “Overwhelmed with Positive Support”
Over the years I’ve served on a lot of different boards and committees. One task which is always gratifying, but sometimes challenging, is soliciting nominations of colleagues, friends, or neighbors who should to be honored for their accomplishments. Maybe it’s the difficulty in filling out forms, or taking time away from our busy schedules toContinue reading “Future Annapolis & Eastern Shore Celebrities”
It’s always exciting to discover some place no one else knows about. Sharing that information with others can sometimes be controversial. I remember when the local newspaper published shortcuts for getting over the Bay Bridge when driving from Annapolis to Ocean City. People were furious that their secret routes were revealed. Private neighborhoods were angryContinue reading “What do You Consider a Hidden Gem?”
It’s a crab weekend coming up, with a number of all-you-can-eat crab feasts in the region including the big Rotary crab feast at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium. But with all this warm soggy weather, I’m not thinking positively about sitting outside picking crabs. In fact, when it turns gray, folks tend to become aContinue reading “Procrastinating on a Cloudy Day in Annapolis”
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”
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”
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”
Despite the chilly, damp, raw weather (did I say cold), you know spring has arrived (at least in theory) when the Farmers’ Markets start to open for the season. Yes, this Saturday at 7:00 a.m. the Riva Road/Harry Truman Parkway Farmers’ Market will be opening with a selection of bedding plants, crafts, most likely hotContinue reading “Annapolis Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday”
A loud thunderous boom, a momentary loss of power, and I was alerted to look outside our windows to view an electrical fire just a few blocks up West Street near Pinkey’s Liquor Store and Carlson’s Bakery and Thai Kitchen. Flames were high due to all the water on the ground serving to conduct theContinue reading “Electrical Fire on West Street in Annapolis”
Springtime in Paris was the theme of this year’s International Flower Show which opened to the public on March 6th and continues through March 16th. Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies”, the street art of the underground subway system, intimate cafes, can can dancers at Le Moulin Rouge, and the 1950s musical “An American in Paris” allContinue reading “International Philadelphia Flower Show Oo La La”
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!
If you missed last night’s casting call to nominate someone to be featured in our Most Eligible Singles issue published by What’s Up? magazines in November. You can nominate yourself or a friend. The editorial team at What’s Up? is waiting to hear from you. We were out in full force last night, complete withContinue reading “Search for Annapolis Singles in Gear”
The death of a elderly woman in a motorized wheelchair took place less than an hour ago just outside my window, but I was too busy working to notice.