🌱 Mask Mandate Op-Ed Posted + Midshipman Invited To Soccer Draft

Hello again, Anne Arundel County! These are the most important things going on around Annapolis today.

First, upcoming weather:

  • Monday: Colder; windy this morning. High: 34 Low: 22.

  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny and very cold. High: 27 Low: 23.

Here are the top stories in Annapolis today:

  1. Polar Bear Plunge events at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis postponed due to rising COVID cases (Capital Gazette)

  2. Gamblers win $16.5 million during Maryland's first month of sports betting (wmar2news.com)

  3. OPINION: It's About Democracy, Not Mask Mandates (Eye On Annapolis)

  4. Nocita Set to Virtually Attend 2022 MLS SuperDraft - Naval Academy Athletics (NavySports.com)

  5. Here's where you can get a free COVID-19 test this week (wmar2news.com)

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From my notebook:

  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS): "Millersville Elementary, Ms. Elfring's art class - This is their the Wall of Positivity made by 5th graders to express inspirational messages." (Facebook)

  • Visit Annapolis: "PSA- We can't stop posting #SnowDay photos - there are just too many good ones out there! 📸 Jarvin Photography #visitannapolis #landscapephoto #snow #statepark #travel #weekends #getaway #visitmaryland" (Facebook)

  • The City Of Annapolis: "After the holidays, remove all lights, garland and decorations from your tree before setting it out for yard trim. Any tree taller than 6 feet should be cut in half. #AnnapolisRecycles AnnapolisRecycles.com" (Facebook)

  • Former Mayor Michael Pantelides: "Anne Arundel County Grants for Independent Artists Opening January 10th - Eye On Annapolis : Eye On Annapolis #Annapolis Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation https://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2022/01/anne-arundel-county-grants-for-..." (Facebook)

  • Ward One Residents Association - Annapolis: "From Naptown Scoop: Annapolis City Council meeting: On the agenda for tonight's City Council meeting: * Fire sprinkler systems * Mooring ball permits * Water and sewer connections * Leasing utility poles for cellular antennas * Aggressiv..." (Facebook)

Coming up in Annapolis:

Tuesday, January 11

  • Chair tai chi with Young Lee (10:30 AM)

  • Estate sale and Thrift store m-thur 1-4pm sat 7-11am cash only (1:00 PM)

  • Gallery 57 West January Meet the Artists (5:03 PM)

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Alrighty, you're all caught up for today! See you soon for another update.

Jacob Baumgart

About me: Have a story idea? Please contact me at jacob.baumgart@patch.com with any pitches, tips or concerns. Follow me on Twitter @jacobbaumgart to stay up-to-date with the latest Anne Arundel County and Prince George's County news.Being a lifelong Marylander gives me deep ties and a unique insight into the communities I cover. I graduated from the University of Delaware in May 2020 with a degree in media communication and minors in journalism and political science. Before joining Patch that June, I wrote for FOX Sports, The Delaware News Journal and The Philadelphia Inquirer. I also led my college newspaper, The Review, as editor-in-chief, during my senior year. I am now excited to embrace Patch and cover the communities I grew up in!

This article originally appeared on the Annapolis Patch