Getting proud with Annapolis Pride (E-132)

It’s a breath of fresh air to see Annapolis becoming more accepting of everyone!  Sure we have some work to do, but this is a big step.

Annapolis Pride!  It’s a relatively new organization that has burst on the scene in a big way. Last year they had a Pride March for the LBGTQ+ community. And this year there will be a Pride Parade and Festival in Annapolis.  Look for a Pride Night at the Bowie Baysox and many more events and gatherings.

We’re proud (pardon the pun) to have the Annapolis Pride magnet on the back of our car and to support ALL of our neighbors.

Have a listen as we talk to the man behind the organization– Jeremy Browning!

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NOTE: Check out the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief!  Ten minutes every day at 7am will bring you up to speed on all the LOCAL issues, sports, weather, events and opinions in Annapolis and  Anne Arundel County.  Here’s your link… http://bit.ly/EOA-DNB

The Maryland Crabs Podcast is usually recorded at The Commons overlooking beautiful West Street in Annapolis. The Commons is the City’s first co-working space and it is an incredibly cool one…purely because we are there! Not really, but do check it out!

Hey, before you zone out—do us a favor. Head over to Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Play or wherever you listen to us and leave us a rating and if you have time a comment. Not only does it elevate (or shatter) our egos, it really helps with getting the word out about this podcast. Thanks!

If you are just joining us…. every week, our full episodes drop at noon on Thursdays. We have smaller Crabcake episodes that will drop whenever we damn well please!  Make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

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CRABCAKE: 7th Annual Annapolis Film Festival 2019 (March 2019)

This is a long crabcake. But well worth it!

It happens every year…well at least for the past seven years! The Annapolis Film Festival is bringing more than 70 films to Annapolis March 21st to 24th and we sat down with the founders once again to see what was in store for their seventh go around of this fantastic event that has brought millions to the area economy!

Patti White and Lee Anderson are two of the busiest women in town. They operate FILMSTERS,  full fledged production company from their West Annapolis office, the wildly successful summer camp, and in their spare time…the Annapolis Film Festival which is expected to draw nearly 20,000 to Annapolis over a 4 day period.

We talk about last year’s resounding success, the improvements and changes for this year. And a little bit about some of the films you can expect to see.  Sit back, and enjoy while we talk movie to Lee Anderson and Patti White!

And then we headed across the Severn River to speak with the artist behind the graphics for the film festival and specifically about this year’s tribute to those we lost in the Capital-Gazette shootings in June 2018.

And when you are done–go buy your passes and mark your calendars for the Annapolis Film Festival 2019!

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Want to touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? …send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

You can also  hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find John at @eyeonannapolis

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CRABCAKE: A Shamrock Stroll, a Hooley, a Parade and Shamrockin’ the Dock (March 2019)

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….or longer in this case, because..well…beer! In any event, enjoy your Maryland Crabcake!

Today, we continue our monthly series (no set schedule other than monthly) about beer.  We have a huge distributer of beer right here in Annapolis–Katcef Brothers Inc. and they have a ton of experts on hand to de-mystify beer for us.  Now, full disclosure–I like beer! I like beer a lot!  But, I am not a beer snob and a Bud Light will suit me just fine.

This month, it is all about St. Paddy’s Day!  We do things a bit differently in Annapolis so we celebrate the holiday a week early!  Joining us today is Mike LeViseur from Katcef Brothers which will be providing the libations for the weekend, and John O’Leary who is the brainchild of the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade and all the events that have sprung from it!

Have a listen and make sure you turn out on March 9th and 10th for the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Weekend!

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Come along on our beer journey!

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Want to touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? …send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

You can also  hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find John at @eyeonannapolis

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CRABCAKE: Annapolis Restaurant Week 2019 (February 2019)

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!

Today, we are in a bustling Market House (you can hear the espresso machines and the deliveries–sorry about the audio) with Erik Evans, the Executive Director of the Downtown Annapolis Partnership; Jody Danek, the co-owner of several restaurants; and Michelle Bouchard who is one of the General Partners in the Market House!

We talk about the week, what’s new and the awesome Mardi Gras party that is kicking it all off!

Annapolis Restaurant Week | March 2 – March 10

Check out the participating restaurants and make your reservations now!  Here’s your link!

HELPFUL LINKS

Want to touch base? Got a suggestion? Criticism? Want to be a guest? Have an idea for a guest? …send us an email at info@themarylandcrabs.com

You can also  hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Personally, on Twitter, find John at @eyeonannapolis

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Maryland wants to tax my Airbnb? You gotta be kidding me!! (E-131)

More taxes! Honey, get the pitchforks and brooms, I’ll get the kerosene and matches!

Hold your horses. It’s not often when a tax is a good thing.  But have a listen and you might agree. We speak with Connie DelSignore who is the CEO of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County which is the Destination and Marketing Organization for the County.  They commissioned a study that shows that we’re losing out on more than $2 million dollars a year without the 7% lodging tax. Now keep in mind, that tax is paid by THE GUEST!

And yes, as this winds its way through the legislative channels in Anne Arundel County, there may be a permit fee from the City or County, but with that comes a lot of benefits. Have a listen and you will get a different perspective!

NOTE: Check out the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief!  Ten minutes every day at 7am will bring you up to speed on all the LOCAL issues, sports, weather, events and opinions in Annapolis and  Anne Arundel County.  Here’s your link… http://bit.ly/EOA-DNB

The Maryland Crabs Podcast is usually recorded at The Commons overlooking beautiful West Street in Annapolis. The Commons is the City’s first co-working space and it is an incredibly cool one…purely because we are there! Not really, but do check it out!

Hey, before you zone out—do us a favor. Head over to Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Play or wherever you listen to us and leave us a rating and if you have time a comment. Not only does it elevate (or shatter) our egos, it really helps with getting the word out about this podcast. Thanks!

If you are just joining us…. every week, our full episodes drop at noon on Thursdays. We have smaller Crabcake episodes that will drop whenever we damn well please!  Make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!

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HELPFUL LINKS

If you want to find us, click on the links below:

Find John on Twitter at @eyeonannapolis

Tim quit Twitter, and it’s killing him.

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