Annapolis Finances 101: A Conversation with Alderman Jared Littmann (E-46)

Alderman Jared Littmann from Ward 5 in Annapolis pulls no punches as he discusses City finances and why he feels that the City has been very irresponsible in their budgeting.

Littmann is not running for re-election and we discuss why he decided not to run, a little bit about how he came to being an Alderman from owning K&B True Value, Annapolis’ only hardware store, to what may lie on the future.

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Looking ahead–A series of Crabcakes with the candidates for Alderperson for the City of Annapolis, Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

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2017 Annapolis City Elections ; Mayoral Forum (E-45)

This episode is a bit longer than usual. Eye On Annapolis and The Maryland Crabs hosted the first forum for all of the Mayoral candidates for the City of Annapolis.

More than 300 people attended the forum at the Rams Head On Stage on June 28, 2017.  This was the first time all four candidates were together.

Without further commentary…..

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Looking ahead–A series of Crabcakes with the candidates for Alderperson for the City of Annapolis, Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

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How To Survive 13 Years in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (E-44)

After 13 years of the same school, when graduation finally rolls around, you are ready to just get the heck out.

In this episode, The Maryland Crabs talk to two graduating seniors in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools to dish the dirt on their experiences over the past 13 years!

Ellie Pline is a graduate of Annapolis High School and is headed off to the University of Maryland in the fall. She offers one of the best tips for students to survive and thrive. At UMD, Ellie will be studying Music Education.(Sorry for the audio quality–we were at Bean Rush Cafe which is amazing, if not a bit too noisy–lesson learned, eat there first and then go someplace quieter to record)

Will Shartzer graduated from Southern High School and is off to Happy Valley and Penn State University in the fall. Will is the first member of his family to graduate high school, operates three fruit & vegetable stands with his grandfather, will be majoring in International Relations, and without a doubt will be appearing on an election ballot in the near future.

Both Ellie and Will discuss their experiences in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools from K to Graduation and what today’s student needs to do to come out ahead of the game!

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Looking ahead–A forum with the candidates for Mayor of Annapolis, Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ new police chief–Chief Scott Baker! And more!

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USS Sioux City: A First Ever Commissioning of a Warship in Annapolis (E-43)

It has never happened in Annapolis or at the United States Naval Academy! Never. But it will in the spring of 2018. The littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City will be commissioned along the banks of the Severn River sometime (date to be determined) after Commissioning Week 2018.

We sat down with Mary Winnefeld who is the sponsor of the new ship and a long-time and ardent supporter of the Navy to learn how she was selected as the sponsor (a huge honor) and what touches she has placed within the ship, physically and emotionally. We talked about “why Sioux City” and the role that midwestern town has and will continue to play in the life of the ship.

RADM Frank Thorp IV (Ret) was on hand to discuss the celebrations that will take place when the ship comes up the Chesapeake Bay and into Annapolis. The Commissioning Ceremony will be full of pomp and circumstance and VIPS. But it is a Maryland and Annapolis event with ship tours, parties, and celebrations throughout the week.

A lot is still in the planning stages, but keep your eyes and ears peeled for this rare opportunity that will come to Annapolis in the Spring of 2018.

USS Sioux City

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Looking ahead–Travis Pastrana, Congressman John Sarbanes,  an exclusive talk with Annapolis’ soon to be police chief–Chief Scott Baker! Plus,  we have some kids that have decided to spill the beans on their experience at Anne Arundel County Public Schools!

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CRABCAKE: Eastport A Rockin’ THIS Weekend, a Conversation With Jessica Pachler (June 2017)

This is a Crabcake from The Maryland Crabs!  What is a Crabcake? Well, it’s a very short snippet of something you need to know. It might be 5 minutes long..or it might be 20.  In any event, enjoy your Maryland Crabcake!

Tim heads over to the Annapolis Maritime Museum to speak with Jessica Pachler. Now Jess spoke to us about living on the fringe of a high crime area in one of our first episodes, but this time, she changed hats and speaks about Eastport A Rockin’.

Eastport A Rockin’ is a single day low-key festival held around the Annapolis Maritime Museum. It will feature more than 35 bands on  4 stages right along the shore of Back Creek in Annapolis, Maryland.

But, Eastport A Rockin’ is not just about the music and beer—it is about community and giving back. Proceeds from the festival will go to help out local charities including The Annapolis Maritime Museum, the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (AMFM), the Eastport Volunteer Fire Department and Eastport Elementary School.

Tickets are still available online…and they are cheaper!  Come on out and have a great day!

Eastport A Rockin’

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