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Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman to get community input for fiscal recovery funds 

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the launch of a community survey to help guide the County’s use of federal Fiscal Recovery Funds stemming from the American Rescue Plan Act.  The survey, located at, provides an opportunity for community members to provide feedback on project prioritization, service area rankings, and comments on specific funding […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Governor Larry Hogan launches scholarship lottery for vaccinated Maryland youth

As part of Maryland’s “No Arm Left Behind” campaign, Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a new innovative $1 million scholarship lottery program to encourage Marylanders ages 12 to 17 to get vaccinated. Winners will receive a $50,000 scholarship, which covers the equivalent of full tuition and fees at a public, in-state institution of higher education. […]

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Howard County to offer COVID-19 vaccines at Merriweather concerts

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to Merriweather concert attendees this season. The effort is a partnership between the Howard County Health Department and Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services (HCDFRS), which regularly staffs Merriweather concerts as EMS support. HCDFRS’ Mobile Integrated Community Health (MICH) team and Health Department nurses will be […]

Posted inBusiness News

City of Laurel awards Main Street Strong grants

City of Laurel Mayor Craig Moe has announced the following businesses have been awarded grants through the Main Street Strong COVID-19 Business Grant Program: Laurel Mill Playhouse Frequency Salon Laurel Historical Society More than Java Café Salon Etc. Entourage Hair Gallery Streaks Hair Designs Sankofa Yoga and Wellness Venus Theatre The goal of this Program […]

Posted inArt & Entertainment

Governor Hogan announces $10M in relief for live entertainment venues

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the recipients of 65 awards totaling $10 million for live music and performance venues and live entertainment promoters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief funding is in addition to the $30 million allocated earlier this year to music and entertainment venues as part of the State of Maryland’s economic recovery plan. […]

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Anne Arundel’s Pittman continues outdoor dining privileges and ends COVID-19 State of Emergency

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman signed Bill 55-21 into law, providing restaurants continued outdoor dining privileges through Nov. 1, 2021, and then signed an executive order officially terminating the County’s State of Emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the bill and executive order went into effect upon signature. County Executive Pittman issued the following […]

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National Independent Venue Association pleased to receive grant approvals

National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) members have received approval notices from the Small Business Administration (SBA) stating that their Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applications have been approved. Formed in mid-April 2020, just three weeks into the pandemic’s shutdown, NIVA now consists of more than 3,000 venues, promoters, and festivals representing all 50 states, and Washington, […]