About Kristin

Kristin is a writer and photographer from the Annapolis area who spends her time between there and Ocean City, Maryland. She loves getting reader-submitted stories and photos, so send her an email anytime. She also works part-time at the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Film Festival and lives just off the peninsula with her dog and fiancé. Her photos can be found on Instagram @oc_kristin.

Annapolis Styrofoam Ban Starts in September

By |2019-05-15T13:04:26-04:00May 15th, 2019|Annapolis News|

Last October, Annapolis enacted a prohibition on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food service products. These products, commonly referred to by the trademarked name “Styrofoam,” will be prohibited as of September 1, 2019 for use and sale at food service businesses as well as grocery and convenience stores in the City of Annapolis. Businesses using EPS [...]

Celebrate National Bike to Work Day in Annapolis on May 17

By |2019-05-13T16:29:33-04:00May 13th, 2019|Transportation|

Get out of your car and join the crew of bicyclists convening on City Dock the morning of May 17 for National Bike to Work Day. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and County Executive Steuart Pittman will be joined by scores of cyclists for a rally to celebrate an increased interest in the most eco-friendly alternative [...]

Former Charleston Mayor to Kick Off “Reimagining City Dock” Speaker Series

By |2019-05-13T16:24:38-04:00May 13th, 2019|Annapolis Activities & Events, Annapolis News|

The City of Annapolis, in partnership with Maryland Hall, will be launching a speaker series, “Reimagining City Dock.” The first speaker on May 20 will be former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who will discuss “Visionary Leadership, Transformation and Resilience.” The event is free, but tickets, through the Maryland Hall website, are required. Riley was the [...]

Shaneka Henson nominated to fill Speaker Mike Busch’s delegate seat

By |2019-04-30T13:51:25-04:00April 30th, 2019|Annapolis News|

Annapolis will hold a special election to fill the new vacancy in Ward 6 The City of Annapolis will hold a special election to fill the vacancy of Ward 6 Alderwoman Shaneka Henson, who was recently nominated to fill the District 30A delegate seat of the late Speaker Mike Busch. Henson submitted her resignation to [...]

Spring is in swing: Seasonal boating, art and dining events kick off this month in Annapolis

By |2019-04-30T10:56:59-04:00April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The month of May is arguably the best time to be in Annapolis, whether you're a Naptown local or just stopping in the city for a brief visit. All of the festivities and fun kick off on May Day -- see below -- which serves as a little preview of what's to come: Business owners [...]

Participants Welcome to Join Annapolis Memorial Day Parade on May 27

By |2019-04-25T16:53:14-04:00April 25th, 2019|Annapolis Activities & Events|

Mayor Gavin Buckley announced on Thursday that the 2019 City of Annapolis Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. The parade follows the traditional route beginning on West Street at Amos Garrett Blvd. From there, the parade will go around Church Circle, down Main Street and end at City [...]

Sail into spring at this weekend’s Spring Sailboat Show in Annapolis

By |2019-04-24T16:09:33-04:00April 24th, 2019|Annapolis Activities & Events, Annapolis Boating & Fishing|

U.S. Sailboat Show 2014, photo by Fine Art America. As long as the weather is good -- knock on wooden sailboat hull! -- then this weekend will be a busy one in downtown Annapolis for the annual Spring Sailboat Show at City Dock. Hundreds of seasoned and future sailors gather in Annapolis every [...]

“GreenScape” Volunteers, City Staff Will Work on 60 Green Projects This Weekend

By |2019-04-23T18:52:24-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Annapolis Activities & Events|

For nearly three decades, volunteers in the City of Annapolis have worked side-by-side with City staff to plant trees and plants, mulch city public spaces and pick up trash during the last week of April. Horticulturist Marisa Wittlinger in the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks manages the program and said that this year, 60 [...]

Signs of the Season in Downtown Annapolis

By |2019-04-18T12:50:27-04:00April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What's your favorite part of springtime in Annapolis? Mine is when the trees start blooming, and when the water taxi opens for the season and carries me straight from my apartment to downtown. It's also a fantastic time of year for taking pictures; There's hardly anything more scenic than City Dock when the boats come [...]

Naval Academy Midshipman Receives Truman Scholarship

By |2019-04-17T19:29:24-04:00April 16th, 2019|USNA|

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Juliet O’Brien, 20, of San Francisco, Calif., was recently selected as a 2019 Truman Scholar. Sixty-two students from 58 U.S. colleges and universities were selected for this year’s Truman Scholarship. O’Brien will receive her award during a ceremony held at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in [...]