May 2021

May 11 2021

Please see below the announcement from our friends at the Maryland Department of Planning seeking nominations for their Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards. We're certain there's a business or organization in our community deserving of a nomination! The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievement by individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments to support the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact, and quality of life. Awards are given in the categories of Leadership and Service, Sustainable Communities, and Preservation/Conservation and will be presented at the...

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May 10 2021

There are plenty of events to choose from this week to keep you busy! Thank you to our partners for continuing to present a wide variety of programing, both in-person and online, for all of us to enjoy. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – 175 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy Date: Tuesday, May 11 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The history of Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy are intertwined. Our past and our future are connected! Join Tracie Logan, Senior Curator of...

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May 07 2021

This week's Destination Annapolis podcast, hosted by our colleague Susan Seifried from Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (VAAAC), is an interview with Four Rivers Executive Director, Dr. Carol Benson. Carol talks about Four Rivers, its mission, and how the Boundary Amendment that was approved on April 8th has changed the character and goals of the heritage area. Listen to the podcast "Since 2001, the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County has been working to help create a more livable and economically sustainable community for all by...

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May 06 2021

Here's a new opportunity to get involved with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)! After two rounds of Listening Sessions to gather recommendations from constituents, editors are needed to revise the funding model in MSAC's Grants for Organizations (GFO) program. Editors will review data/research, constituent feedback, and proposed changes to make recommendations. The proposed policy revisions will then be reviewed by the MSAC board for approval. Editor recommendations will impact the future of general operating funds that are available to arts organizations and arts programs throughout the state. Editors will: Review current...

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May 05 2021

Join history enthusiasts nationwide this May in celebrating National Preservation Month. The observance, first established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “Preservation Week” expanded to the entire month of May in 2005 to provide Americans more opportunities to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states. Historic preservation is not only an effective tool in smart growth and sustainability practices, it enhances quality of life, increases local pride and community involvement, and is a significant economic driver. “This Place Matters” is the theme of...

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May 03 2021

This week, celebrate spring flowers with a plant sale, take a lesson on flower arranging, learn about azaleas, and more! A virtual lecture and in-person tour are also on offer. We're happy to share these opportunities from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas Date: Tuesday, May 4 Time: 10:30 am Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect...

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