Maryland News

Maryland to Begin Taxing Halloween Treats

Maryland to Begin Taxing Halloween Treats

This year, Halloween will not only be bad for Marylanders’ teeth, but for their wallets, as well. Earlier this week, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation announced that the state tax of 6% will be levied on the candy that children collect while trick-or-treating in the state on Halloween. A New Spin On an Old […]

October 23, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Pumpkin Spice Shortage Impacts Maryland Residents

Pumpkin Spice Shortage Impacts Maryland Residents

Of all the harbingers of autumn that start to emerge as summer begins to peter out and the kids go back to school, none has become more ubiquitous over the past five years than the appearance of pumpkin spice-flavored…well…everything. But just weeks before the official start of fall in Maryland, some shocking news may put […]

August 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Southwest Airlines to Add Non-stop Service from Baltimore to Washington DC

Southwest Airlines to Add Non-stop Service from Baltimore to Washington DC

Southwest Airlines, the Dallas-based no-frills carrier, announced earlier this week that it is adding non-stop service from Baltimore to Washington DC starting October 1. This new route will serve BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This addition continues the trend of rapid expansion for the airline, which has recently made several aggressive additions to […]

Anne Arundel News

AACPS to Offer Corporate Sponsorship of Snow Days

AACPS to Offer Corporate Sponsorship of Snow Days

A blizzard of epic proportions slammed into the East Coast last week leaving Maryland blanketed with more than two feet of snow, paralyzing the region for days. As with neighboring school districts, Anne Arundel County Public Schools faces a monumental task in clearing the snow from parking lots, sidewalks, and pathways before classes can resume […]

January 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
County Executive Schuh: “Just Say No” to Medicinal Marijuana

County Executive Schuh: “Just Say No” to Medicinal Marijuana

As scores of states, counties, and municipalities nationwide are relaxing laws prohibiting possession of marijuana, Anne Arundel County Executive, Steve Schuh is bucking the trend and digging in his heels. In an announcement on Monday, Schuh announced that he would introduce a bill in council next week that would prevent medicinal marijuana operations, including cultivation […]

September 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
AACPS Eliminates Sophomore Year in Budget Cuts

AACPS Eliminates Sophomore Year in Budget Cuts

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan caused consternation among lawmakers last week by announcing he will redirect $68 million set aside for Maryland schools and instead use it to shore up the state’s pension system. On Thursday, the governor said that spending more money on schools instead of covering the underfunded state’s pension would be “absolutely irresponsible, and […]

Annapolis News

Community Rallies Around Annapolis Yacht Club Members

Community Rallies Around Annapolis Yacht Club Members

It’s been a little over three weeks since the Annapolis Yacht Club, a cultural icon of its namesake city, was destroyed by a massive fire, one that took hours to get under control. Fortunately, there were no injuries or loss of life, as there were no members in the building at the time while staff […]

Annapolis to Add Ward to Represent Developers

Annapolis to Add Ward to Represent Developers

In an report submitted to City Hall earlier this week, the Annapolis Ward Boundary and Redistricting Commission has recommended adding an additional ward to the existing eight that currently comprise the city. However, this new ward will have no physical boundaries and will quickly surpass Ward One in terms of influence and affluence. In response […]

November 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ego Alley to Be Filled In, Converted to Parking Lot

Ego Alley to Be Filled In, Converted to Parking Lot

Tourists and other onlookers gawked with amazement this past weekend as a barge carrying a 100 foot crane awkwardly maneuvered into place in Ego Alley in downtown Annapolis. The looming construction equipment dominated the small channel, usually filled with expensive yachts and sailboats, fueling speculation of what was to come. A call to the Annapolis Department of […]

Letters From Our Readers

Letter: Bring Back the Free Circulator

Letter: Bring Back the Free Circulator

I implore the City of Annapolis to bring back the free circulator trolley they used to provide.  It was a vital piece of our town and I don’t appreciate that the new Mayor Pantelides just willy-nilly decides to unravel all of the good work that our previous Mayor Josh Cohen did. I am not sure […]

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Welcome to The Crab Wrapper

Welcome to The Crab Wrapper

Welcome to The Crab Wrapper.  Stay tuned for an official launch date and keep an eye on the site as we morph from a vast black hole of nothingness in the Interwebs to a premier destination in Maryland, Anne Arundel County, and Annapolis! Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter—the […]

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More

Crabby Advice

Advice Column: Ask a Guy Who Completely Misses the Point

Advice Column: Ask a Guy Who Completely Misses the Point

Q: Dear Guy Who Completely Misses the Point…My husband and I have been together for nineteen years, married for sixteen. We have three wonderful children, who we both love dearly. We started having problems about two years ago when I found a slightly racy text message exchange between him and a co-worker. He swore that […]

July 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Advice Column: Ask an Overly Suspicious and Paranoid Girlfriend

Advice Column: Ask an Overly Suspicious and Paranoid Girlfriend

Q:  Dear Overly Suspicious and Paranoid Girlfriend…My fiancé and I are due to be married this August. The planning is going great, with “Greg” participating every step of the way. I love his family and they love me…in fact, sometimes I think that my family loves Greg more than they love me! But all kidding aside, […]

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