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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Anne Arundel County officials have scuttled a plan to sell a downtown Annapolis park for possible development, hoping that the city will be willing to take over management of the county-owned land. Alan R. Friedman, county director of government relations, asked the council at its Monday meeting to withdraw a plan submitted in December by County Executive John R. Leopold. Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen said he is reviewing a draft agreement that calls for the city to lease the land at no cost for the next three years, though he said he's open to potentially developing the land.
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August 22, 2013
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations. Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that "the phones are jumping off the hook" with requests for transportation to Washington.
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May 20, 2013
A committee building a new memorial in Annapolis has extended the deadline for names of those who took part in the August 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The committee had initially set a deadline of May 19, but has extended it to May 31. The memorial is scheduled to be unveiled in Whitmore Park in Annapolis, where a bus departed for the march, on Aug. 28 - the 50 t h anniversary of the march. It is being paid for by donations to the committee.
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May 20, 2013
A committee building a new memorial in Annapolis has extended the deadline for names of those who took part in the August 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The committee had initially set a deadline of May 19, but has extended it to May 31. The memorial is scheduled to be unveiled in Whitmore Park in Annapolis, where a bus departed for the march, on Aug. 28 - the 50 t h anniversary of the march. It is being paid for by donations to the committee.
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August 22, 2013
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations. Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that "the phones are jumping off the hook" with requests for transportation to Washington.
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October 5, 2012
Sunday, Oct. 7 First Sunday arts festival The season's final outdoor festival features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. The Basement Band kicks off the music at noon, and in Whitmore Park, Lilly & Mudd perform a mix of original tunes from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For more information, call 410-741-3267 or go to firstsundayarts.com . Reception The annual "Fannie Lou Hamer Reception" will be held at 4 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2011
A county-owned park in downtown Annapolis could be developed into office, retail or residential space under a plan that has some neighbors upset about the loss of green space. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has asked the County Council to declare Whitmore Park, a county-owned, half-acre park at Calvert and Clay streets, surplus property — a move that would allow the county to begin the process of selling the land. The proposed resolution and sale, which county officials say would allow the county to add about $600,000 to its coffers, was introduced to the council at its Monday night meeting.
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October 5, 2012
Sunday, Oct. 7 First Sunday arts festival The season's final outdoor festival features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. The Basement Band kicks off the music at noon, and in Whitmore Park, Lilly & Mudd perform a mix of original tunes from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For more information, call 410-741-3267 or go to firstsundayarts.com . Reception The annual "Fannie Lou Hamer Reception" will be held at 4 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Anne Arundel County officials have scuttled a plan to sell a downtown Annapolis park for possible development, hoping that the city will be willing to take over management of the county-owned land. Alan R. Friedman, county director of government relations, asked the council at its Monday meeting to withdraw a plan submitted in December by County Executive John R. Leopold. Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen said he is reviewing a draft agreement that calls for the city to lease the land at no cost for the next three years, though he said he's open to potentially developing the land.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2011
A county-owned park in downtown Annapolis could be developed into office, retail or residential space under a plan that has some neighbors upset about the loss of green space. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has asked the County Council to declare Whitmore Park, a county-owned, half-acre park at Calvert and Clay streets, surplus property — a move that would allow the county to begin the process of selling the land. The proposed resolution and sale, which county officials say would allow the county to add about $600,000 to its coffers, was introduced to the council at its Monday night meeting.
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