Annapolis Landing is a diverse community of 248 single-family homes located on Beard’s Creek off the South River just outside of Annapolis and convenient to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Stuff the Minivan
WHEN: Saturday, May 14th: 9:30am to 11:30am rain or shine
WHERE: Reichart Park, located at the entrance to Annapolis Landing. Look for the green minivan!
WHAT to DONATE: Books in good condition: fiction, non-fiction, soft & hard back. There is a special need for children's books for Tyler Heights Elementary School in Annapolis. Donation receipts are available upon request.
|This book collection is part of Jillian Mikutsky's Girl Scout Silver Award Project. For more information, contact Jillian at email@example.com|
BIG recycles books and puts them in the hands of new users. In the past 17 years, BIG has shipped over 7 million books to poor communities overseas, Indian Reservations and communities recovering from natural disasters. Visit them at: www.big-books.org.
We end the month with Memorial Day - a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
DONT FORGET TO DON YOUR POPPIES
In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
Following her inspiration, she developed the simple idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sell poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW started selling poppies nationally. Two years later their “Buddy” Poppy program was formed, which sells artificial poppies made by Disabled Veterans.
MAKE MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPECIAL AND SAFE -- DRIVE SOBER OR HAND OVER THE KEYS.
Our neighborhood features tree-lined and lighted streets with sidewalks, underground utilities, naturally wooded areas, lots of open ground and two well-equipped playgrounds. Benches and picnic tables are located throughout the community and there is a private waterfront park with a multi-purpose dock, boat ramp, marina with slips for 62 boats of varying sizes, transient pier, and racks for storing up to 42 dinghies, kayaks and canoes.
We are a friendly neighborhood with activities geared towards both adults and children. Every year the Annapolis Landing Homeowner’s Association (ALHA) sponsors an Easter-egg hunt, a back-to-school social, a family movie night and a Halloween party. There is an active Women’s Club which coordinates monthly happy hours for the grown-ups and runs a Welcoming Committee. Throw in the Spring sock burning at our waterfront park, spur-of-the-moment get-togethers with friends, community clean-up days and neighborhood self-help projects, and you can see why we love to live here.