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Meet the Locals: Sally Boyett

When Sally Boyett was a little girl growing up in a small town in Texas, she had big dreams. By the fifth grade, the classically trained ballerina was writing and directing her own plays in her garage. Neighborhood kids would knock on her front door and her mother would direct them to the garage…

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Meet the Locals: Gavin Buckley

On a recent hot August afternoon, we sat down at a table in the shade outside Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge (169 West St, Annapolis) with the restaurant’s co-owner Gavin Buckley. Almost everyone who walked by stopped to chat with Gavin, making us feel like we were in the presence of a local…

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Meet the Locals: Dianna Cuatto

Dianna Cuatto, Artistic Director of the Ballet Theater of Maryland (BTM), has forged a full and varied career in the performing arts. Born and raised in Utah, Dianna began taking dance classes at the tender age of 3, receiving exposure to tap, ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Strong-willed and…

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May Day Blooms in Annapolis

There’s a change in the air in downtown Annapolis. At long last, March winds and April showers are giving way to sunshine, straw hats, and May flowers. Like a long-held secret bursting out, May Day is a beautiful phenomenon in our town, thanks to the traditions of the City’s garden clubs. The…

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Meet the Locals: Donna de Garcia

On a brisk, sunny day in downtown Annapolis, the water in the harbor seems to sparkle. So too does the beautiful jewelry in Blanca Flor, a shop that fronts the harbor. Light filters through the store’s tall ample windows, shining on the tastefully displayed silver jewelry and accessories. As…

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CELEBRITY CHEF COMES TO TOWN

Many a celeb has stayed at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, but nobody has taken up permanent residence – until Theodore Folkman came to town last month. Folkman, a passionate chef and craft beer promoter with impressive culinary creds, is the new co-owner of Baroak Cookhouse and Tap Room at this popular…

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Meet the Locals: José-Luis Novo

Annapolis is proud to be home to the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO). Now in its 53rd season, it continues to flourish as a dynamic artistic force within the region. Music director and conductor Maestro José-Luis Novo, now in his tenth season with the ASO, deserves much credit for the symphony’s…

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