Blogging Can Be An Earth Day Dance of Words

Every so often before I start to blog, I look at the dashboard that measures which posts are the most widely viewed in a particular day or a particular week and I am amazed that certain posts such as Earth Day Musings are consistently popular. Is it the words that draw the audience? Dancing theContinue reading “Blogging Can Be An Earth Day Dance of Words”

Future Annapolis & Eastern Shore Celebrities

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”

What do You Consider a Hidden Gem?

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?”

A Very Special Golden Retriever

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”

Epitaph to the Best Golden 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”

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”

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”

Enjoy the May Baskets!

If you don’t have time to get into downtown Annapolis today, I’ve put together a short slideshow of some of the beautiful baskets I encountered on my walk downtown this morning to visit the Farmers’ Market. Take note, that a number of folks were still scrambling to put their baskets together before the 10:00 a.m.Continue reading “Enjoy the May Baskets!”

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 Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday

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”

Electrical Fire on West Street in Annapolis

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”

Recycle Those Magazines and Everything Else

Springtime gets me thinking about spring cleaning which means clearing out clutter. Last Friday, What’s Up? Media had a company retreat and we focused on ways to be more productive. One obvious way is to remove the clutter in our lives as well as the clutter on our desks. So I’ve been hauling away extraContinue reading “Recycle Those Magazines and Everything Else”

Off to College: The P.S. to September’s Editor’s Letter

Folks who have read my September editor’s letter in What’s Up? magazine have been stopping me on the street and asking me, “So how does it feel?” It takes me a moment or two to ascertain what they are asking about… I’m not certain how to respond. They are asking me in shorthand, how doesContinue reading “Off to College: The P.S. to September’s Editor’s Letter”

Annapolis Opera Starts Their New Season

Opera is alive and well, here in the Chesapeake Bay Region. Annapolis Opera kicked off their 2010-2011 season with an impressively well attended gathering, entitled “Celebrate Opera”. Held at Wine Cellars of Annapolis on Forest Drive in Clocktower Place, I could describe the scene as “standing room only” but then again, this was a standingContinue reading “Annapolis Opera Starts Their New Season”