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Parade Season in Full Swing 🌈

Updated: May 26

May 25, 2023

Dear Neighbor,

This year's book drive, benefiting the Stanton Community Center, has already been a resounding success! Thanks to your generosity, we have collected hundreds of books, and I am working hard to find a few hundred more before May ends!! Over the next week, finish up your Spring cleaning by considering donating children's books for all ages! Please feel free to drop them off at any of the locations below before June 1st, and stop by the Busch Library on 5/31 from 5:30-7 for a book drive celebration and t-shirt sale with Annapolis Pride! - Eastport-Annapolis Neck, - 269 Hillsmere Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403 - Michael E. Busch - 1410 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401 - Discoveries Library at the Mall - 2550 Annapolis Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401 Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office should you have any questions, thank you in advance for your participation!

 

2023 Annapolis Pride Parade, Walk with Me!

Annapolis Pride 2023 is right around the corner!! My sign-up form is still open to walk with me and my family. I would love to have you join us! This event is so special, and I’m proud to be supporting the amazing people at Annapolis Pride who work so hard to better our community! If you are interested in joining the fun, and walking with me and my family, fill out the sign-up form here!

 

Summer is Officially in Session!

Welcome to the official beginning of Summer 2023, the pool is opening!! Starting this Saturday, May 27th, the Truxton Park Pool will be open through Labor Day.

Please note, there are a few closure dates to be aware of:

- Monday, May 29 - the pool closes at 5 pm for Memorial Day

- Saturday, June 24 - the pool is open 12-7 pm due to swim meet - Tuesday, July 4 - the pool closes at 5 pm for Independence Day - Saturday, July 8 - the pool is open 12-7 pm due to swim meet Daily pool rates and season pass information can be found at www.annapolis.gov/aquatics


Annapolis Recreation and Parks is also offering programs from free basketball clinics to gentle yoga classes this Summer. Be sure to take advantage of all ARPD has to offer for a fun-filled summer. For a full list of all the amazing summer activities being offered this season by Annapolis Recreation and Parks refer to the Summer 2023 Program Guide.

 

Hometown Flowers for Our Hometown Heroes

This Memorial Day weekend, help honor the men from Annapolis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving by donating flowers from your garden or store-bought bouquets to be placed on the graves of our fallen. How it works– This Friday and Saturday, place your flowers/bouquets in donation buckets at the following locations:

- American Legion Cook Pinkney Post 141: - 1707 Forest Drive - Forward Brewing: - 418 Fourth Street - K&B True Value: - 912 Forest Drive - St. Luke's Episcopal Church: - 1101 Bay Ridge Ave - Annapolis Police Department: - 199 Taylor Ave


Donated flowers will be collected, ribbon added and throughout the weekend they will be placed on the graves of our Hometown Heroes along with an American Flag. Thank you so much for your participation!

 

Maryland Educator Shortage Reduction Act



Maryland's schools have been facing record vacancies, and last week Governor Wes Moore signed the Maryland Educator Shortage Reduction Act that addresses this problem head on.





I was excited to co-sponsor HB 1219, which addresses the educator vacancies in Maryland’s schools by establishing the Teacher Development and Retention Program as a pilot initiative to encourage college students to pursue teaching careers. The pilot program will help recruit more diverse teachers by providing stipends for students enrolled in a teacher preparation course at certain HBCUs. The bill also enhances existing programs to recruit and retain new educators, including expanding existing teacher scholarships and reforming the way we qualify childcare providers.

 

Miller’s Ale House Grand Opening

Congratulations to Miller’s Ale House for celebrating its grand opening last week. I know so many have been looking forward to their opening, and I am happy to have them in District 30A! What a gorgeous open air bar!

 

Sip and Sail on the Historic Wilma Lee

Support the Annapolis Maritime Museum and book your ticket now to enjoy a relaxing summer evening aboard the historic skipjack, Wilma Lee!

Featuring the award-winning wines of Alexander Valley Vineyards from Healdsburg, California. Includes a complimentary meal and bottle stopper. Attendees must be 21 or older. Sign up Here and set sail on Friday June 2nd.





 

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Reading List

Choose your next read from our Asian Pacific American Heritage Month book lists! 📚

- Check out our booklists for kids, teens, and adults.

-Download books by Asian American and Pacific Islander authors in eBook and eAudiobook formats to enjoy instantly using Overdrive/Libby and Cloud Library. - Looking for more books written by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? Use NoveList’s “Advanced Search” feature to generate a list of books by authors with specific ethnicities and cultural identities.

 

**Reminder, you MUST be a resident of District30A** You can learn more about my scholarship on my website & apply here: https://forms.gle/YRhSCmV95E3yS2wB7 If you have any questions, please contact our office at dana.jones@house.state.md.us or at 410-841-3211.

 

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about volunteer opportunities, community resources, legislative updates and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact my office by email at Dana.Jones@house.state.md.us or by phone at 410-841-3211.


Stay safe and healthy,



Delegate Dana Jones

District 30A, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County





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