Matt Evans is the premier construction and real estate lawyer in Annapolis. He also comes from a long line of Annapolitans. We talk about how Annapolis has grown over the years and current politics of Annapolis (City Dock, Royal Farms, Chipotle and the Historic Commission).
Notably, we discuss the Annapolis Snake House case, which has received national news recognition. (Matt is the lead Plaintiffs' lawyer representing the family that moved into the snake-infested house.)
Gary Jobson is one of the most decorated sailboat racers to have ever lived. He is also an Annapolitan businessman, America's Cup TV commentator, devoted public servant, cancer survivor and father of three. Gary gives us a candid look on his thoughts on some present day happenings in Annapolis, including the City Dock plan, and we also dive into his thoughts on the America's Cup.
Learn more about Gary here:
Jeff Holland is the current west river and rhode riverkeeper. He is the former executive director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and he drafted the Declaration of Maritime Republic of Eastport. Things that we discussed, included:
Annapolis maritime history (he was the long time Annapolis Maritime Museum Executive Director),
Oysters and Chesapeake Bay water quality monitoring;
Captain John Smith;
The struggling Chesapeake Watermen;
Why is Annapolis called the Sailing Capital of America? (The answer might surprise you.);
As a famous chesapeake poet, Jeff recites the poem:
"Muskrat Green: The Greatest Oyster Eater The World Has Ever Seen!"
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Frederick Taylor - aka Squire Frederick - is the officil Town Crier for Annapolis.
Mayor Ellen Moyer announced Squire Frederick's initial appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier by letter on May 24, 2006. She wrote: "As crier, you will especially be called on over the next three years to announce to one and all the ensuing celebration of Annapolis Charter 300, commemorating our City's rich history in the struggles for liberty and civil rights for all citizens." After the end of his initial two-year appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier, Squie Frederick was gien an indefinite appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier.
These are some of the things we discussed in this week's episode:
Who is Fred Taylor?
A double Government retiree with a family who loves him dearly.
Who is Squire Frederick?
Born in 1740 of mild means.
He also plays Francis Scott Key
He is a tour guide for Watermark Tours. He describes where he takes Maryland Elementary school kids on a tour.
His tours go all over historic Annapolis and stop at the great houses.
His favorite places to talk about in Annapolis. The old senate chamber where the treaty of Paris was signed.
He loves talking about the Chase Loyd House.
He describes his colonial attire.
Squire Frederick was not without a lady on his arm.
Tells the kids not to take a bath because they will get a disease!
Speaks the news of the 18th Century in the 21st century he gives proclamations for special events.
Technology is Witchcraft!
He’s gotten the chance to high-five a billionaire!
How much has Annapolis changed over the years?
A fun and informative interview with Naptown Pint (Liz Murphy) who drinks for and writes for the Capital Newspaper. She blogs under the pseudonym of Naptown Pint. She talks about what exactly is beer. She knows her stuff when it comes to the ins-and-outs of beer. We talk about the history of Annapolis beer . Finally, we talk about modern Annapolis beer. Liz gives us an in depth analysis of local taverns and she even describes her dream Annapolis bar crawl.
Here is the breakdown of what we talk about on this Annapolis Podcast episode in chronological order:
What is beer exactly?
What is the difference between a lager and an ale?
How long do those old beers in your fridge stay fresh and good to drink?
What are some of the health benefits of beer?
Women were the original brewers. Samantha Adams instead of Sam Adams?
Beer foam and head retention is discussed.
The reason why Liz started Naptown Pint.
We go into Annapolis Beer History. What were Native Americans drinking after a lacrosse game back in the 16th and 17th centuries?
What was the first Maryland brewery? (Hint: It was in Annapolis.)
What would George Washington have drank back in the day?
Which beer would George Washington like today?
Are there currently any Anne Arundel breweries?
The Annapolis Homebrew Club. What it is and how you can get involved.
What are Liz’s favorite and least favorite local beers?
Liz’s dream Annapolis bar crawl.
Liz’s favorite Annapolis bar.
Liz’s favorite local dive bar.
Naptown Pint Blog: www.naptownpint.com
Scott MacMullan Law, LLC www.macmullanlaw.com
A fascinating conversation with Robert Clarke and Donna Ware of Historic Annapolis, a nonprofit charged with preserving Annapolis. We look at what this nonprofit does, and, through this, we get into talking about the legendary Paca House, owned by William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. We also touch on midshipmen dating in Annapolis through the years and "The History of Annapolis in 99 Objects," an exhibit that Historic Annapolis has coming soon. (Roger Staubach gear is included as an object.)
Historic Annapolis Website: www.annapolis.org
Scott MacMullan Law, LLC www.macmullanlaw.com
Scenic #drone Aerial Video/Photos of Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic region and more!
David Butts and Larry Rogers are the owners and founders of Midatlantic Aerial.
They use Drones or UAVs to take pictures from Annapolis.
They have a substantial local presence on Facebook and Twitter
They have taken pictures of the Maryland State House (over 180 Ft High).
Somebody tried to fly a drone/model aircraft outside of the White House.
Their drones they use are the Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 models.
What’s the difference between a drone and a model airplane?
How much do these drones cost?
Other uses of these drones other than for pictures.
We talk about how slow the Federal Aviation Administration is with enforcing laws.
How drones are used in Anne Arundel County.
Opportunities to shoot with their drones in other a
More video of Downtown Annapolis is coming.
Photos and Videos contributed by Larry Rogers will be labeled as LCR. Photos and Videos from David Butts will be labeled as DMB. Photos and videos from others will be labled accordingly.
Dan Alagna and Amy Chase of Free Range Improv discussed how they have been making Annapolis laugh for about three years now. Their comedy improvisational troupe is cut from the same cloth as "Whose Line Is It Anyway." We talk about how improv is just what the doctor ordered for Annapolitans, their businesses, their nonprofits and for our troops. We talk about the history of improv from Chicago's Second City to present times. Finally, we discuss how improvisational skills can help out local businesses. Free Range Improv is a local group helping other local groups. This episode will put a smile on your face!