Advertisement
HomeCollectionsEastport
IN THE NEWS

Eastport

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
Amid growing ridership of the free Circulator and calls for more routes, Annapolis officials plan to expand the trolley service beyond the city's downtown. Weekend and special event service could be added as early as August to link Eastport and West Annapolis to the downtown area. No start dates have been set, but officials said plans are in the works. It would be a boost for businesses in the two sections and residents near the downtown area and the tourist-filled Historic District, said Mayor Joshua Cohen.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
Ever been to the "SoFo" part of Annapolis? If you're not sure, don't feel badly. Until a few months ago, the name didn't exist. It was dreamed up recently by owners and managers of businesses along Forest Drive as a way to draw attention to stores and restaurants on their side of town. After working privately for months, the SoFo Annapolis group has taken its message to the public in recent weeks to capitalize on the holiday shopping season. "Our goal is to, first and foremost, help raise awareness to the public of the offerings of the businesses in our part of Annapolis," said Julie Curd, owner of the Wild Bird Center shop in Clock Tower Plaza on Forest Drive and a co-founder of SoFo Annapolis.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | January 3, 1995
Eastport, the Annapolis neighborhood that is home to crabbers, car mechanics and corporate executives, was named one of Maryland's best neighborhoods last week, in part because of that diversity.The Maryland Commission on Neighborhoods named Eastport one of 15 outstanding neighborhoods in the state, citing good working relationships among the 225 businesses and 4,500 residents on the marshy peninsula between Back Creek and Spa Creek."It's a wonderful place to live," said Mike Miron, who runs the Shell service station at Severn Avenue and Sixth Street.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
A group of Annapolis residents is launching an effort to recall one of the city's aldermen after he floated the idea of stripping the mayor of some powers. The recall petition targets Alderman Ross Arnett, who last week won re-election as a Democrat representing the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis. Arnett's proposal to convert the capital city's form of government to one that treats the mayor more as a member of the City Council made national news, and he said Wednesday that it also triggered so many negative phone calls that he had to disconnect his home phone.
NEWS
July 6, 1993
Eastport, the one-time watermen's community that is literally a stone's throw from historic Annapolis, has been celebrating its 125th birthday. But as far as we can determine, no mention has yet been made about one of the Spa Creek spot's rare brushes with national history -- the night it played host (kind of) to George Washington.The father of our country had been inaugurated in New York City and was traveling South in 1788. After first riding by coach to Rock Hall, the whole expedition was loaded onto a schooner for a trip to Annapolis.
NEWS
By Douglas Lamborne and Douglas Lamborne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 14, 2000
A LONG OVERDUE spotlight is about to be cast on a largely ignored aspect of Annapolis life -- the African-American community in Eastport, which is the subject and title of an exhibit opening Sundayat Mount Zion United Methodist Church at 612 Second St. The exhibit is the result of two years of work by a committee of about 20 members under the direction of Peg Wallace, chairwoman of the Eastport Historical Committee, who likes to make sure everyone gets...
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 10, 2003
Annapolis police were seeking a city man after the shooting yesterday of an Eastport man during an argument. Travon Toronto Williams, 21, of the 400 block of Second St. was arguing with a man in the first block of Bens Drive in Annapolis about 5 p.m. when he was shot once in the upper body. Williams was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His condition was not available. Police said they were seeking a 22-year-old resident of the Annapolis Woods Apartments - the scene of the shooting.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 25, 2004
Annapolis police have arrested four men in connection with yesterday's early-morning shooting of an Eastport man. Michael Lee Davis, 22, was found in the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Charged are James Leroy Downs, 24, of Annapolis; Wilmer Anderson Rendon, 19, of Mount Rainier; Earl Mangus Victor, 17, of Hyattsville, who was charged as an adult; and Sesame Demon Sorrells, 21, of Hyattsville.
NEWS
By Jeff Holland and Jeff Holland,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 1999
MIKE MIRON was honored Thursday at the Chart House Restaurant for his stellar community service since he moved here in 1980.Miron is an Eastport historian, former president of the Eastport Business Association and former owner of the Eastport Shell Station, in addition to his role as vice premier of the Maritime Republic of Eastport.More than 100 of Miron's friends and neighbors gathered to offer him a toast. Annapolis Mayor Dean L. Johnson read from an official proclamation: "Your interest in Eastport's history continues to pay dividends for all of us. Now, therefore, we are pleased to bestow upon you this certificate of distinguished citizenship."
NEWS
July 29, 2007
Shortly after its establishment in the late 1880s, George W. Brock was appointed postmaster of the new Eastport post office, The Sun reported July 30, 1887. Located in the business heart of the community on what was then Main Street, the area surrounding the post office was the hub of social activity until after World War II, encircled by two barbershops, a shoe repair store, three bars, two grocery stores and a police station. Although the name of the waterfront town had changed from Horne Point, Horne Point Village and Severn City since colonists first arrived there in 1665, the name Eastport stuck when it was used on the application for the post office in the late 1880s.
FEATURES
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
Spring is a time for new beginnings, and that includes new hobbies. As the air gets warmer and the days last longer, it's the perfect time to try out a new outdoor sport. The Baltimore region offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun, from biking to paddleboarding. Thanks to local retailers that rent sporting equipment, budding outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen can try out new hobbies without investing too much money. Gary Weeden, of Annapolis boat and bike rental shop Paddle or Pedal, likens renting to test-driving a car. "Before you spend your money, this is a great way to try things out. Like with cars: Before you buy, rent and say, 'This is what I like and don't like.' " "If someone hasn't been on a bicycle for a while, and they're not sure of the type of bike they'll want to purchase, we offer several types they can try out at low cost," adds Jim White of Monkton Bikes.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
On the job a little more than a week, Alicia Estrada hasn't settled into her new digs at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. But she has begun evaluating its programs as she looks to the future of the former oyster plant. "I'm just trying to get my head around everything," said Estrada, the museum's new executive director. She'll get the official schoolchildren's tour of the waterfront museum in coming days, she said. The museum tells the story of the Chesapeake Bay through exhibits, lectures and entertainment — and, in the process, teaches about the maritime heritage of the Annapolis area.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2012
It came down to the final round of the world's longest tug-of-war over water, but the city of Annapolis delivered Saturday on its vow to save face against rival Eastport and win the annual match billed as the "Slaughter Across the Water. " As supporters screamed, "Tug! Tug! Tug!" 33 men and women strained to pull a thick rope and hold their ground as if their lives - not just bragging rights - depended on it. From the Annapolis side of Spa Creek, they faced off against the Eastport team, barely visible more than 1,600 feet away on the opposite shore.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
For 15 years, the Slaughter Across the Water cast shame on Annapolis. The city regularly lost the annual tug-of-war match over the harbor to its Eastport rivals. The Annapolis team has had to recruit last-minute tuggers from bar stools and bathrooms. Worse, apathy has forced the team to rely on volunteers from the opposing Maritime Republic of Eastport, the same rascals who have stolen the flag from City Hall and "kidnapped" its mayor. "From what I heard, they had to bribe people with beer to come to the Annapolis side last year," said Marie Dall'Acqua, an organizer with the city's Take-Back-The-Tug campaign.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
What does the sailing community in Eastport love? It loves the Boatyard Bar and Grill. Dick Frayno opened the Boatyard Bar and Grill in the Eastport district of Annapolis in 2001. Cozy and charming, with plenty of dining and shopping options, Eastport has grown in popularity since then, and the Boatyard has established itself as a community hub for residents and tourists, and an unofficial headquarters for the city's sailing community. I think it must be outsiders who come to Annapolis looking for Chesapeake-focused cuisine.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
Amid growing ridership of the free Circulator and calls for more routes, Annapolis officials plan to expand the trolley service beyond the city's downtown. Weekend and special event service could be added as early as August to link Eastport and West Annapolis to the downtown area. No start dates have been set, but officials said plans are in the works. It would be a boost for businesses in the two sections and residents near the downtown area and the tourist-filled Historic District, said Mayor Joshua Cohen.
NEWS
By Douglas Lamborne and Douglas Lamborne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 1, 2000
WHEN THE throaty-voiced lady calls and asks, "Sweetie, can you do something for me?" what's a Neighborly Correspondent to do? The voice was that of Peg Wallace, Queen Mum of the Barge House Museum, and she wants the word out that because today is May Day, it's time for the Eastport May Basket Competition. There will be two categories, residential and commercial, subdivided into Most Beautiful and Most Eastport. Residential will include a category for age 12 and younger. There will be 20 judges who will start their work at 11 a.m. "Judges will be required to wear some kind of a wonderful flowered hat," she said.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2012
Bob Corbett had thought he'd be watching the construction of the mini-neighborhood of his dreams by now - the first co-housing condos for senior citizens in Annapolis. But his plans for the niche housing in the Eastport community have fizzled, ending more than a dozen years of effort, in what Corbett called "a real blow. " Co-housing, an idea imported from Denmark, is built around people who choose to create a community with a social compact that often includes a commitment to community responsibilities and making decisions by consensus.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2012
About 20 of High Street Partners' employees are based at its Annapolis headquarters. The rest of its 160 workers are spread around the world, from California to London to Shanghai — which makes sense, considering its niche. The company helps firms set up international operations and keep them humming, whether it's a U.S. corporation trying to break into Brazil or a European company expanding here. High Street is finding plenty of call for those services: Revenue increased by more than 50 percent in 2011, and the company expects to repeat the performance in 2012.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.