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Apr 28 2022

The FY22 Operating Assistance Grant: Technical Assistance Grant application round is now open through Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). This program offers funding to support operating and technical assistance costs associated with local housing and community and economic revitalization projects and/or initiatives. Applicants must serve communities that include designated Sustainable Community areas. Eligible Applicants - Technical Assistance Grants Nonprofit organizations, local governments, local development agencies and local development corporations involved in local community and economic revitalization activities. Eligible Activities - Technical Assistance Grants Include, but are not limited to, costs associated...

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Apr 28 2022

BIG CHANGES are in the works for ALTSCHA, Inc., as it transitions to its new brand, “Chesapeake Crossroads,” with expanded boundaries that includes many new partners. SMALL CHANGES funds can assist our small heritage-related partner organizations (annual budgets of $100,000 or less) with this transition as well. The vision for this grant fund is to give a “boost” to smaller organizations, especially those that are recently-established, that are experiencing a pressing need that, if met, will allow them to increase their effectiveness. Small Changes Grant funds could provide opportunities to strengthen...

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Apr 27 2022

Learn more below about the moving "Say My Name" Ceremony taking place this weekend during the Scenic Rivers Land Trust's annual Walk for the Woods. This event offers a rare occasion to honor those buried at the Crownsville Patient Cemetery and to acknowledge the dedication of those involved in preserving and documenting a crucial part of Anne Arundel County's past. The “Say My Name” Ceremony in Remembrance of the Institutionalized Patients Buried at the former Crownsville State Hospital for the Negro Insane. Saturday, April 30 10:00 AM and 12 Noon at...

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Apr 26 2022

By Riley Hoaglin Quiet Waters Park is a well-known stop for most Annapolitans; with its breathtaking views and scenic trails, it is one park you do not want to miss. The park offers a wide variety of activities from art galleries, to pavilions, to a dog beach, and even a premier indoor facility -- the Blue Heron Room -- that can host your next event. In the winter months they open a centrally-located ice-skating rink (pictured below). The benefits of the park do not end there; the location of Quiet Waters...

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Apr 26 2022

The City of Annapolis will play host to the Annapolis Up Rigging Maritime Festival at City Dock May 13 to 15, 2022. The festival is in partnership with the Annapolis Waterfront and Sailing Center, Downtown Annapolis Partnership, Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area, and Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. At the festival, two iconic tall ships and two inspiring sailing vessels will be moored at City Dock near the Burtis House. Some of the boats will be available for sails and/or tours.  It’s a SAIL-abration! The weekend will also include live music at...

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Apr 21 2022

You don't want to miss May Day in Annapolis. It's one of the best days of the year to visit downtown. Read more below! A springtime tradition is continuing in Annapolis! The Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne invites Annapolis residents and businesses to join in the 67th Annual May Day celebration by displaying colorful baskets of flowers in front of their home or business on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Baskets on display in the Historic District and parts of Murray Hill will be judged with blue ribbon award winners receiving a...

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Apr 18 2022

We are sharing this news from our friends at Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Looking for employees? As important tourist attractions in Anne Arundel County, our partners are welcome to participate in an upcoming in-person or virtual job fair as an exhibitor. Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation are teaming up with workforce development agencies and Destination Marketing Organizations from across Maryland to host in-person and virtual Hospitality & Tourism Job Fairs to support the hospitality and tourism industry with its greatest need...

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Apr 13 2022

Earlier this week, we shared with you the news that Anne Arundel County will be celebrating Maryland Archeology Month this April. The Anne Arundel County Department of Planning and Zoning's Cultural Resource Division would like your help in understanding the challenges facing the conservation of cemeteries. Please consider participating in a research survey on “Cemetery Conservation in Anne Arundel County.” This research is being conducted by Anne Arundel County Cultural Resource Division and its preservation intern, Emily Smithey, a graduate student from the University of Maryland, College Park Cultural and Heritage Resource Management...

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Apr 12 2022

In partnership with the Brandywine Foundation, the State of Maryland, and the Lost Towns Project, the Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Section will be excavating an area that could yield new information about those who worked and lived on Whitehall Plantation in the late 18th and 19th century and whose stories have yet to be told.  This property, located on Whitehall Creek on the Broadneck peninsula is a National Historic Landmark, and was Governor Horatio Sharpe's plantation in the late 18th century. Until recently however, the property has only really...

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Apr 11 2022

Each April, the State of Maryland celebrates Archaeology Month to promote the preservation and stewardship of archaeological resources with public events, talks, and exhibits. County Executive Steuart Pittman recognized April 2022 as Archaeology Month in an Executive Proclamation, and we invite you to celebrate with us across Anne Arundel County!  Anne Arundel County has a decades-long commitment to recording and preserving archaeological sites, with over 1,700 sites documented in the county, more than any other county in the State of Maryland. The Office of Planning & Zoning has been on the...

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