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Jul 24, 2017 12:00PM ● By Nicole Gould

A Grateful Community says ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you’ to Vietnam Veterans

More than 1,100 people, including 424 Vietnam War veterans, gathered at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt on March 30th to celebrate the State’s third annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. The celebration was hosted by Hospice of the Chesapeake as part of its partnership with the We Honor Veterans program.

Katcef Brothers & Annapolis Green Host Buy a Lady a Drink Event

The Katcef Brothers and Annapolis Green joined Stella Artois and on Wednesday, April 12th to host an evening dedicated to “Global Perspective, Local Action.” Reintroducing Stella Artois and’s Buy a Lady a Drink campaign, the event called for the Annapolis community to take a global look at the fight to end the international water crisis. 

During the event, held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, each limited-edition Stella Artois chalice that was sold provided access to five years of clean water for one person in the developing world. Annapolis Green, along with Katcef Brothers, kept their commitment to helping those in need by selling 242 chalices on-site.

Local Public Schools Teaching Kids Character – Discovering Inner-Awesome Superpowers

(Back Row L to R) Taeyon Downs, Megan Zimmerman, Dona Rudderow Sturn, Connie Cadwell, Kaitlin Jones, Zoe Fons, Rachel Longo (Front Row L to R) Hannah Bowers, Jennedy Bradshaw, Veronica Diaz (holding Jane NOT Plain®), Jackson Bryant, Allison Roberts
Bates Middle School has an after-school C.I.A. (Club Inner-Awesome) that paired with another after-school club, Girls Breaking Boundaries, on Tuesday, April 18th. Led by teachers and volunteers, the club helps nurture kids’ character, courage, and confidence (utilizing JNP/Jane NOT Plain® adventure books and activity kits). Connie Cadwell of Coldwell Banker, sponsored the 14-week club as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) community member. With Cadwell’s help, the school, teachers, and counselors are doing tremendous work to combat unhealthy-self-esteem.

Archbishop Spalding Sailing Team Wins Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta

Archbishop Spalding High School Sailing Team: Will Comerford, Jake Vickers, Jack Irvin, and Nataila Pereira.
The Archbishop Spalding High School Sailing Team took home the win in the third annual running of the Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta. Light, shifting winds created challenges for the five teams and also provided close competition, requiring precise strategies to play the shifts.  

The regatta brought together five of the area’s top regional high school sailing teams to race just off the docks of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show in Annapolis Harbor. The traveling trophy has gone to three different sailing teams in the past three years. South River and Broadneck high schools won previously.  

The 2017 Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta is sponsored by JWorld Annapolis, Annapolis Yacht Club Juniors Program, Severn Sailing Association, and the Annapolis Boat Shows.

Severn School Restores Native Habitat with $34K Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant

Left: Kate Galway’19; Right: Hanna Duncan’19
Severn School is pleased to announce it received a $34,592 Anne Arundel County Forestry and Greening Grant, thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Anne Arundel County. The grant funds will be used for reforestation of the school’s James M. Stine Environmental Center, a two-acre outdoor learning center situated on the Severn River. Work includes planting native perennials and canopy trees.

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