CRABCAKE: Rick Wakeman and the Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour (September 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!

He’s a keyboard legend and he picked Maryland Hall to start his North American Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour!  Rick Wakeman, keyboardist for Yes, author, writer, and yes–comedian chats with me before he hops on a plane over the pond.

The show is Saturday, September 21st at Maryland Hall at 8pm.

What to expect?  Something completely different and beautiful musically; mixed in with some irreverence and talk about the humor in his life. Today we learn that he will probably have a new couch when he returns and what makes him the Grumpy Old Rock Star!

And disappointingly, I suggested he do an intimate performance in my living room–and he politely declined!

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A Conversation About The Village At Providence Point (E-146)

In May of 2017 we spoke with Larry Bradshaw who is the CEO of National Lutheran Communities & Services and the man behind the project now known as The Village at Providence Point in Annapolis.  Today, we check in with Bradshaw as the project starts to gel up and move through the approval process.

Today we learned that they are accepting deposits (more than 100 so far) and construction could begin in early 2021. They have addressed the four main issues their opponents have cited–traffic, environment, drainage, and tree canopy. And they have been working with the City to address their most recent submission and the comments surrounding it.

While on the same property, this is NOT anywhere close to the same project as Crystal Springs. Along with a change of names to The Village at Providence Point, this project has been downsized in the number of residents and in the general footprint of the project.

Have a listen!

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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: Lifeline 100…A 100, 60, 30, or 15 mile bike ride for charity! (September 2019)

It sounds a bit like a device you might see advertised on late night television– Lifeline 100.  Might even be a new hospital reality show. But it is anything but that.

Now in its sixth year, Lifeline 100 is the brainchild of Bike AAA and Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department. It is a 100 mile bike ride that covers all corners of the county. But for those (me) not even close to being in shape to ride 100 miles, there are shorter routes–60 miles, 30 miles, 15 miles, and for the kids a bike rodeo! It is a fundraiser for several non-profits and many local businesses get in on the game. It all get started at Kinder Farm Park on Sunday, October 6th!

We talked with Colleen Joseph from the Recreation and Parks Department and get the scoop.

Looking to ride with a group?  Join ours!  Send me an email message at info@themarylandcrabs.com.  We’re doing the ALL TRAIL 30 mile ride and likely the additional 10 mile BWI trail for a total of 40. Start about 8am, guaranteed to be having beers by 1pm. Join us on Sunday, October 67th for Lifeline 100?

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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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Our New Annapolis Police Chief, Edward Jackson (E-145)

The new Annapolis Police Chief Edward Jackson might be new in town, but he is a seasoned veteran when it comes to law enforcement, as he spent twenty years in the Baltimore Police Department, working his way up from a officer walking the beat to colonel. Chief Jackson marks a change in tack by Mayor Gavin Buckley who wanted a chief who could connect with the community and identify the subtleties of policing a town as diverse and unique as Annapolis.

John and Tim sat down with Chief Jackson to talk about where he came from and what he sees as his role as Annapolis’ top cop. How will his strategy be different from his predecessors? What does community policing look like under his leadership? Why would he agree to sit down with us, considering The Curse of the Maryland Crabs in regards to police chiefs? Can Tim hold his gun? We answer all of these questions and more!

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CRABCAKE: Fall beer, Fall fests, and the Clydesdales! (September 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, the team at Katcef is only giving up a taste of the fall beers–they will come out in force next month. But we do try Devil’s Backbone O’Fest and Victory’s Fest Bier.We broke some news about the Clydesdales and this year’s Military Bowl, but we also talked about a bunch of festivals you need to put on your calendar to really experience the fall beer scene!  And in chronological order….

* Friday, September 13 at Buffalo Wild Wings. 5pm to 7pm. The Bud Light Brigade will be there with swag, giveaways, and your chance to win FOUR tickets to see Navy Football take on ECU on Saturday! And, it includes parking.  Bud Light will be around town every Friday before a Navy home game looking to give away the Bud Light Golden Tickets! Keep your eyes peeled for them!

Come along on our beer journey!

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