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SHOPPING Annapolis Cigar Company............................. 47 Annapolis Marine Art Gallery.......................... 47 Blanca Flor.................................................... 43 Helly Hansen................................................. 46 Mt. Kim Martial Arts....................................... 46 Ron George Jewelers...............................44-45 WR Chance Diamond Jewelers .................... 47 Zachary’s Jewelers .........................Back Cover

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Showcasing local professionals in a unique way sharing their story and how they enjoy their great lifestyle in Annapolis. Lifestyles sets our local leaders apart as we reach out in print, digitally with email blasts and Landmarks’ networking events.

Mission Escape Rooms................................4-5

BOATING Cruise Annapolis........................................21 DINING BAROAK......................................................... 1 Blackwall Hitch.............................................. 38 Boatyard Bar and Grill................................... 35

Mexican Café................................................ 33

DE Media ..................................................... 60 Image Power Public Relations and Marketing .........................................52-53 Maryland Sales Training............................50-51 Michael K. Shelby, CPA................................. 49 Rando Speaks .............................................. 61 Sema Connect ........................................54-55 The Media Directory of MD, DC, Northern VA & DE.....................................52-53 The Spark Business Institute ...................56-57

Nando’s Peri-Peri ......................................... 39


Cantler’s Riverside In..................................... 28 Carrol’s Creek Café........................................ 27 Chart House.................................................. 37 Harry Browne’s.............................................. 26

Things to Do / Dining / Shopping / Health and Wellness / Pet Care / Living and Home / Finance / Lawyers /

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Ledo Pizza..................................................... 32

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326 First Street, Suite 202, Annapolis MD 21403


Maggiano’s Little Italy .................................... 30 McGarvey’s................................................... 30

Neo Artisan Pizza.......................................... 41 O’Leary’s Fish House..................................... 36 Rams Head Tavern.......................................2-3

Annapolis Acupuncture & Integrative Healing, LLC.................................................. 66 Dr. David Handelsman , DDS......................... 67

The Robert Andrew Collection of Salons & Spas..........................................64-65 HOME Bay Country Painters..................................... 78 J. Melvin Premier Properties.......................... 82 Kenwood Kitchens........................................ 73 Lauer Construction Incorporated.................. 73 Lundberg Builders, Inc............................. 74-75 Precision Care Services................................. 79 Purple Cherry Architects ......................... 76-77

PETS Annapolis Veterinary & Wellness..................................................... 69 FINANCIAL 1 North Wealth Services.......................... 86-87 Premier Planning Group........................... 84-85 Rando Speaks ............................................. 61

ANNAPOLIS LAWYERS Braden, Thompson, Poltrack & Mundy, LLP...........................................94-95 Daniel G. Downer, Attorney at Law......................................................92-93 Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P. A....................90-91 Klein & Associates, LLC ................................ 96

126 WEST ST, ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401 410.295.3225





Since 1989, Rams Head has been an award-winning favorite serving creative pub fare. Stop by and enjoy the cozy dining rooms, historic pub, Wisteria-covered patio, or the dogfriendly street café complete with dog menu. Annapolitans consider Rams Head their second home, voting it best bar, best happy hour, best beer selection, and best outdoor dining year after year. The historical roots of this location run deep. Formally called “The Crown and Dial” and “Sign of the Green Tree” in the late 1700’s, this historic location was purchased by a local family in 1989. Originally seating only 30 customers, the Rams Head Tavern has expanded over 25 years to become the bustling location it is today.

If you are looking for fun, Rams Head is the place to be. Live Music is found here 7 nights a week, as well as a legendary happy hour, and Jazz Brunch on Sundays featuring a $10 make your own Bloody Mary Bar. Rams Head hosts a seasonal craft beer release party the first Thursday of every month, ½ price wine bottle night, and a guess-the-weight of the monster lobster every Monday. For over 13 years Rams Head has hosted the largest St. Patrick’s Day in Annapolis with live music and Irish merriment. Visit the tavern on October 3rd and enjoy a free root beer float, a tradition celebrated over the years. The fun continues at other Rams Head locations including Rams Head Tavern at Savage Mill located in a historic 1820’s cotton mill, Rams Head Roadhouse in Crownsville, and Rams Head Shore House on Kent Island.

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From its beginning as a sandwich shop, Rams Head has always offered the largest selection of beer in the area. In 1995 Rams Head founded Fordham Brewing Company, named in honor of Benjamin Fordham who was given a charter in 1703 by Queen Anne to establish a brewery in the heart of the new city. In 2003, after experiencing exponential growth, Fordham Brewing Co. moved to Dover, DE to expand and join forces with Dominion Brewing. The original copper kettles can still be seen inside the Tavern today. Rams Head maintains its close relationship with the brewery, carrying their entire line-up of craft beers, including Rams Head IPA. The World Beer Club features over 100 beers from around the world. Take a walk through the tavern and you’ll see the walls adorned with ‘Great Minds’ Plaques commemorating club graduates – repeat grads and local celebrities appear under aliases, Rams Head has been sworn to secrecy!

Music is at the heart of the Rams Head story. In fact, Rams Head books over 600 concerts a year, 350+ of them featured at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis. Rams Head On Stage has been hailed as the top club under 500 seats in the world, by Pollstar Magazine. Legendary acts include Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Benet, Gregg Allman, Matisyahu, and Sara Bareilles. When the club first opened in 1997, Livingston Taylor was the inaugural act. Table service awaits you at this seated venue where you can enjoy beer, cocktails, wine, and light fare. There’s not a bad seat in the house, no table is further than 48 feet from the stage. Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary Premium On Stage Experience for a VIP night out. Local music can also be found at Rams Head Restaurants five nights a week for free, as well as jazz brunch on Sundays. Visit RAMSHEADONSTAGE.COM to see who’s playing On Stage tonight!

Rams Head Tavern 33 West St. Historic Annapolis Monday - Saturday: 11am - 2am Sunday: 10am - 2am, Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm Visit our other locations RAMSHEADGROUP.COM

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with owner Jason Cherry

The escape room experience concept is not necessarily new. It actually started in Japan, then took off in Europe before arriving in the U.S. Despite it taking a few years for the trend to hit the U.S., it’s here now and is taking the interactive entertainment industry by storm. We recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Jason Cherry, owner of Mission Escape Rooms, a new entertainment experience in downtown Annapolis. Q: What is an escape room? A: Escape rooms are a fun, interactive, entertainment that provides a real-life escape experience. It’s designed for small groups of 6-12 people. Your mission is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room in 60 minutes or less. Q: Is it really scary? A: No, it’s not scary. It’s thrilling and challenging! Q: Do you do private parties and bookings? A: Yes, absolutely! Birthdays, showers, private parties. It’s also a great corporate team building activity. Q: In starting the business, what’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned? A: How intricate the clues and technology need to be to make a good game. We’ve invested a lot of time to ensure our visitors have a fun and challenging experience. Q: Each room has a theme, right? A: Yes. The puzzle in each room is created around a unique theme. The Annapolis location will have four rooms running simultaneously -- we have something that will appeal to everyone. We hope to see repeat visitors who make it their mission to master every room we create over time! Q: I have to ask, what’s with the lime green? A: Lime green inspires youthfulness and playfulness... exactly the feelings we want our visitors to experience. We’re located at 40 West Street, Annapolis, MD, across from Ramshead. You can’t miss us!

Above: Current rooms at Annapolis location. Room themes are subject to change. Visit for current themes.


TIME FOR FUN • Family fun • Birthday • Date night • Friends’ night out • Private party • Corporate training • Team building • School field trip • Camp activity


Publishers Welcome Publisher Information Ron Szpatura President Luke Howard Vice President Scott Gates Territory Representative Gina Smith Territory Manager Amy Cherry Executive Office Director Blake Newberger Digital Marketing Director Laura Phenicie Senior Designer/Production Manager Karen Tobin Assistant Designer/Production Manager For more information about participating in Landmarks Lifestyle in Annapolis contact:

Landmark Marketing Inc. 326 First Street, Suite 202 Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone (410) 263-1722 Fax (410) 263-1724

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Ron Szpatura, Laura Phenicie

Cover photo by Jamie-Leigh Bisset


elcome to Landmarks’ latest marketing innovation, Lifestyle in Annapolis. For three decades we have Ron Szpatura, President been publishing the Landmarks hard cover in-room hotel publication. Over that period of time people have suggested that we create a publication with the same level of quality and information for the local community. Since we successfully supply two million visitors each year with quality information that helps them in their travels, we know we can create a new product that provides useful information to our local residents. Living and doing business in the community, we have established some very positive working relationships with many people that own and operate businesses. We share valuable information about how to enjoy your own Lifestyle in Annapolis, as well as introduce you to some of our favorite professionals, businesses and friends that serve the people living in this area. Get to know them by reading about their personal Lifestyle as well as the quality services they provide on the pages of Lifestyle in Annapolis. In addition, there will be several of these stories available online at with personal video interviews. Having lived in Annapolis and produced Landmarks visitor’s hotel books for over 27 years, I have gotten to know and respect many of our own local businesses and I am pleased to share their success stories in our inaugural edition of Landmarks Lifestyle. We have had the opportunity of watching their growth and success over time due to their hard work, diligence, and most importantly because of the way they treat people. The story of Annapolis is the story of great people and great things to do: dining, boating, history, sports, and simply enjoying the company of friends, neighbors and business associates. Please enjoy reading about some of Annapolis’ finest and if per chance you have a need for the service they provide, please give them a try. Special Photographic Assistance: Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Contributing Photographers:

Ron Szpatura, President Landmark Marketing, Inc.

Jamie-Leigh Bissett, and Laura Phenicie

Amy Cherry

Blake Newberger

Laura Phenicie

Gina Smith

Executive Office Director

Digital Marketing Director

Senior Graphic Designer/ Production Manager

Territory Manager


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How do successful people enjoy the fruits of their labor? Sailing the Chesapeake Bay, riding their motorcycle, taking a stroll on the beach, traveling to the mountains or the islands—it is always interesting to see just how when you work hard, you can play hard too! Let's celebrate success together! Read about our business leaders; their paths to success, history and what they do in their leisure time. Learn how they enjoy spending time with their families who have supported them through their journey, and how they give back to their communities.

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Technology has created a whole new marketing industry—e-marketing, which engages consumers with valuable information, savings and more at the push of a button. Whether you get to know more about your local veterinarian; find out when the Chesapeake Bayhawks play or save 50% off at Mexican Café, there is something for everyone in our e-Blasts. Be sure you are registered at and look for our emails for the latest event information, links with helpful local information and Great Deals.

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he Annapolis Lifestyle is unique and appealing. It is one place in the country that offers almost anything you might want within hours of your home. There's so much to see and do right in our state's capital it's really easy to forget the sights and attractions just outside the city. Our location is ideal for taking exciting day

trips-and you still get back home in time to get a good night's sleep! Maryland is densely packed with history, culture and spectacle. Living in Annapolis, you are only hours away to enjoy boating, fishing, crabbing, ski resorts, seven professional sports teams, some of the finest historical attractions in the country, the Atlantic Ocean, the symphony, opera, and endless cultural activities. There is something

pContributors Michae l and Louisa Shelby at the HIstoric London Towne Privateer Annaual Benefi t.

for everyone just a car-ride away! Many people head south for the warmth in the winter and then return because they find they miss the charm of the four seasons. The variety of dealing with 90+ degrees of heat in the summer and shifting to 20 inches of snow in the winter creates a real variety in our lives. The opportunity to enjoy and work through four seasons every year makes the year less than boring. 80 degrees everyday sounds nice but think of the great wardrobes we develop and the opportunities to experience different things. Bordering the largest, natural estuary in the US, the Chesapeake Bay, water activity is endless. We can enjoy sailing races commandeered by our Yacht clubs with boats ranging from 10 feet to 50 plus feet, or just cruise to a quite cove along the 5,600 feet of shoreline and “drop the hook” and enjoy the evening solitude. There are 46 principal rivers and countless creeks to explore. Paddle your way on

crest of Arapaho Basin pDavid Ewing on the do. lora Co (13,000ft) in

your canoe, Kayak, or bogie board. Walk out to the end of your pier or take a short boat ride down your creek and pull in the plentiful crabs to steam that evening or fish for the local rockfish and other treasures. You just can’t get anything fresher

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than the Bay to your skillet or crab pot. Dubbed the Land of Pleasant living, this is one of the biggest reasons why. Annapolis, one-time capital to these United States, has served as the State’s capital city since 1695. Home to the U.S. Naval Academy and St. John’s College, the city of almost 40,000 has been a center of political activity and intellectual gatherings over the years. In addition to the local politics, 25 miles away we have the opportunity to be involved or tour Washington DC. This provides a solid historical perspective with three signers of the Declaration of Independence, the place the George Washington resigned his commission among numerous other events and sites that tie us into American history.

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For people that like to travel for business or pleasure access to Airports is very convenient with three major Airports close by. The BWI Corridor, the area surrounding the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, is growing areas in Anne Arundel County. The enhancements of businesses and organizations supporting the Homeland Security initiatives have fueled growth in both the business and housing sectors. In additional to burgeoning hotels and restaurants, new housing is being built to support the expanding Ft. Meade area being one of many reasons we have a flourishing local economy. Education; Politics; Tourism; Government; Culture and History; All are prevalent in and around the area. But in the center of it all is Annapolis itself with a unique blend of small-town atmosphere and that cosmopolitan flavor. The richness of the past blends with the joy of the present leading to warm future prospects. The Annapolis is a place we call “home.”

pRon Szpatura (publis her) and Dan Downer (attorney), both Alumn University of Virginia lov i of the e to get together and root for their top ranked basketball team. college

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Marc Apter, when he is not busy with his PR responsibilities as president of Image Power— Public Relations and Marketing, enjoys boating on some of the finest waters in the world.


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pSteve Samaris (Owner or Zachary's Jewelers) enjoys his down time with a trip to the islands with family.

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s you page through our first edition of Lifestyle, you will have the opportunity to see visually how our sponsors enjoy their Lifestyle in Annapolis. One of the wonderful and unique things about the area is people love to work and play here, build their business, start and raise their family and enjoy their social life.

Many of our clients have become friends and we have seen relationships blossom. You will see your dentist out on their boat, your accountant dressed as a Pirate at a fund raising event, your PR executive enjoying their boating, people taking their dog out to dinner. and many many more as you page through Lifestyle in Annapolis.

There seems to be a certain comfort level we all have knowing that our attorney enjoys their beach house and our designer enjoys their trips to the mountains, and yet another business

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owner enjoys riding their Harley through the country. These are real people living real lives and working hard to take care of their clients and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Maryland has been called America in miniature with the opportunity to be at the beach or skiing in the mountains with less than a two hour drive. It's all here. And that is why so many people migrate to the area. Sports fans can root for one of six professional teams with the Orioles, Nationals, Redskins, Ravens, Caps and Wizards with a 30 minute drive. Many of our sponsors root for different teams but they still enjoy banding together at their local pub or piling in their SUV and driving 30 minutes to tailgate and enjoy a sports outing. On the pages ahead you will see some examples of how many of our sponsors and friends enjoy their Lifestyle in Annapolis. You will find these folks great to enjoy social life with and realizing that they are great people to spend time with. We also would suggest you would find as we have they are great people to do business with or use for any service they may be able to provide you with. Look for many of their FREE tips on business and professional services on a special digital edition of Not only will you find Great Deals on ways to enjoy your Lifestyle but also great ideas on the best way to furnish your house, select a physician, purchase or rent a house and many many other interesting Lifestyle opportunities. As you page through the publication you will have a chance to see the services they provide and the many ways like yourself, that they enjoy the Annapolis Lifestyle. Lifestyles in Annapolis 11



Not just for vistiors

Things to see and do

 Annapolis Arts, Crafts

& Wine Festival Navy Marine Corps Stadium annapolisartscraftswine

 A nnapolis Maritime

Museum 723 Second St., Annapolis (410) 295-0104

 A nnapolis Summer

Garden Theatre

 Annapolis Tours

 Bowie Baysox

 Chesapeake

by Watermark

Baseball Club

Boating Club

(continued) Journey into the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake Bay with Watermark! Our colonial-attired guides tell tales of the history of Annapolis and Maryland while showing the sights including the State House, USNA, historic homes and more. A wonderful and interactive experience! Private & group tours also available.

Prince Georgeís Stadium 4101 Crain Hwy., Bowie (301) 805-6000

213 Eastern Avenue, Annapolis (410) 280-8692

143 Compromise St. (410) 268-9212

 A rk Angel Tours

 Annapolis Symphony

Breezin’ Thru Charters

Orchestra 801 Chase St Suite 204 (410) 263-0907  A nnapolis Tours by

Watermark One Dock St., Annapolis (410) 268-7601

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Capt. Tilghman Hemsley 105 RiverView Rd. Stevensville MD 21666 (410) 490-1370  B anneker-Douglass

Museum 84 Franklin St., Annapolis (410) 216-6180

 B reezin’ Thru Charters Capt. Tilghman Hemsley 105 RiverView Rd. Stevensville MD 21666 (410) 490-1370

 Chesapeake

 C apitol City Colonials Visitors Center Annapolis (877) 406 3446

hesapeake  C Yacht Charters Piney Narrows 500 Piney Narrow Road Kent Island, MD 21619 (410) 266-9751

Chesapeake Bayhawks Lacrosse Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

 Chesapeake Bay

Environmental Center 600 Discovery Ln., Grasonville (410) 827-6694

Children’s Museum 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 990-1993

 Colonial

Players 108 East St., Annapolis (410) 268-7373

 Cruise Annapolis 222 Severn Ave., Suite 36, Bldg 15, Annapolis (443) 949-9481 Cruise Annapolis offers a wonderful half day or full day charter complete with captain, cocktails and sunset. You can depart from Downtown Annapolis or the friendly shores of Eastport with plenty of free parking. Call in the morning and be cruising in the afternoon. There are luxuriously appointed, new and late model yachts that are privately owned and lovingly cared for. Expert and novice sailors alike can experience the gorgeous natural scenery, protected waters, bountiful seafood, great anchorages, and historic towns of the Chesapeake.  Cruises on the Bay by Watermark 1 Dock St., Annapolis (410) 268-7600  Discover Annapolis Tours

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Visitor’s Center 26 West Street, Annapolis (410) 626-6000  G reat Frogs Winery 3218 Harness Creek Rd., Annapolis, Tastings by appointment only. Book online.  Historic Annapolis

William Paca House 86 Prince George St, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543 This five-part Georgian mansion was built in the 1760s by William Paca, one of Maryland’s four Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the state’s third Governor. Carefully restored by Historic Annapolis beginning in 1965, today it is recognized as one of the finest 18thcentury homes in the country and a National Historic Landmark. Guided tours of the house, available.  H istoric Annapolis Foundation 42 East St., Annapolis (410) 267-7619  Liberte, The Schooner 222 Severn Avenue, Annapolis (410) 263-8234  Maryland Hall for the

Creative Arts 801 Chase Street, Annapolis (410) 263-5544 (410) 280-5640 (box office)

aryland Renaissance Festival  M 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis (410) 266-7304 / (800) 296-7304


 Mission Escape Rooms 40 West St., Annapolis (410) 263 3333 Within the walls of Mission Escape Rooms, customers will pay to go into one of four themed rooms where they will use clues to find their way out. There are four rooms, two with enough capacity for eight people and two others for 14 and 12. Great for Teambuilding. Each room will have a theme, including boudoir, military, Edgar Allan Poe, and black and white. They’ll pay a fee to enter and will be given clues on how to get out. The staff, which will include two to three people, will watch from two-way cameras.  N ancy Hammond Editions 192 West Street, Annapolis (410) 295-6612 Sunday: 10am - 4pm  National Sailing Hall of Fame

& Museum

pChip and Sarah Nolan, with daughters Claire and Sandra of Ledo's in Annapolis, helping serve pizza to the Midshipmen during the First Night Event inside Dahlgren Hall.

67-69 Prince George St., Annapolis (877) 295-3022  Paddle or Pedal Quiet

Waters Park 600 Quiet Waters Park Annapolis (410) 271-7007  P usser’s Marion Warren Exhibit 80 Compromise St., Annapolis (410) 626-0004  Q uiet Waters Park 600 Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis (410) 222-1777  National Sailing Hall

of Fame & Museum 67-69 Prince George St., Annapolis (877) 295-3022  Ram’s Head On Stage 33 West St., Annapolis H ailed as the top club under 500 seats in the world by Pollstar magazine. Table service awaits you at this seated venue where you can order beer, cocktails, wine and light fare. Legendary acts include Livingston Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Greg Allman and Sara Bareilles. Call or check the web to see who is appearing.

p Jeremy Black , the owner of the Federal House in Downtown An napolis spends his personal time coaching the ba seball players in his family.

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Our Local Business owners invite you to get to know them.

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p Brad Lundberg of Lun dberg Builders visiting the Glacier Fed Lake in British Columbia.

Mahi Reddy, founder and CEO of SemaConnect, prepares to go on his next motorcycle trip. During the weekdays, he spends his time building his company, a market leader in the electric vehicle charging industry, and on the weekends, he cruises the back roads of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, taking in the sights and sounds of our beautiful countryside. He lives in Annapolis with his wife, and his daughter attends college in Salisbury.

ipal of Purple Cherry Architects, pCathy Purple Cherry (right), princ at her favorite weekend getaway enjoying some of the local flavor in Charlottesville, VA.

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p Bob Zupko, owner Robert Andr ew Salon & Spa, has the distinction of being able to mix business and pleasure by prep ping the Redskins cheerleaders for the games.


Welcome to

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We are a 20-room inn located footsteps away from City Dock and the US Naval Academy.


ibson’s is the ideal destination for history, relaxation, and old-fashioned hospitality in downtown Annapolis. Gibson’s three houses host 20 fully-furnished guest rooms, with three 19th-century parlors, a dining room, conference room, and a beautiful central courtyard.


ontinental breakfast is served daily in the Patterson House Dining Room from 7:30-10:30.

Breakfast includes fresh fruit, fresh bagels and assorted danish, cereals, oatmeal, yogurt, tea and local City Dock coffee. Guests are welcome to make their own hot waffles at our Waffle Bar. We have sweet toppings & whip cream too!


ll 20 Rooms may be rented for large groups. Gibson’s is the perfect location for family reunions, wedding parties, and small meetings.


ibson’s historic houses provide an intimate setting for your wedding party and a romantic backdrop for your bridal portraits.




ibson’s is located directly beside the United States Naval Academy and is a half block from the City Dock! We have 3 Houses on the property with a total of 20 Guest Rooms.

GIBSON’S LODGINGS OF ANNAPOLIS 110 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 410-268-5555 ~ 877-330-0057

Innkeepers ~ Meredith Lauer & Peggy Summers



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Jan Gratz is an award winning photographer who owns a niche boutique portrait studio in the Annapolis area specializing in families and high school seniors portraiture. Her 1,000 square foot studio expresses comfort and creativity when you walk through its studio’s doors into its creative elegance with a rustic vintage twist.

Focal point: Photographer’s work is a window into the heart of clients. There are no fake smiles in pictures by Jan Gratz. She takes the time to get to know her clients, makes them comfortable and gets to their “essence.” “Some photographers are into their camera or their lenses,” said Theresa Peterson, a longtime friend who had Gratz take photos of her family. “She’s got a personality that makes people show their true selves in that lens.” The photo shoot included Peterson’s sister, who had stage 4 cancer.

Her journey from investments to images was a lifetime in the making.

She wasn’t feeling well the day of the shoot, but Gratz managed not only to put her at ease but show the family’s love for one another. “There was no way anyone else could have gotten the pictures she got that day,” Peterson said.

Gratz grew up on a Nebraska farm, the youngest of three children. Her parents taught her about hard work and money management. Business degrees run in the family and Gratz got one in finance from Creighton University.

Her sister has since died, and a photo of the two women is something Peterson cherishes. “She caught our relationship in one picture.”

“One of my dad’s many pieces of advice has served me well, and that is, ‘Don’t be afraid of risk. Just make sure it’s calculated risk.’ ’’ The advice has proven valuable in both of her careers.

Not bad for someone who spent the majority of her professional life working in finance and is self-taught as a photographer. She opened Jan Gratz Photography in 2012 after 25-plus years working for corporations managing retirement plans.

Looking back, pictures from her parents’ childhood spurred her

“When you finally find your passion, it feeds your soul. I remember when my first client teared up when she saw her daughter’s senior portraits. It touched my heart,” said the 50-something married mother of one. “That’s why it doesn’t feel like a job. I love going to my studio every day.”

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interest in photography. Black and white pictures of her dad’s Army service during World War II were kept in a drawer at home and Gratz remembers pouring over them. Later, when he was in his 80s, she compiled them into a scrapbook that included his recollections of each, in a story that told his journey from childhood to WWII. Gratz started taking her own pictures while growing up. She got her first Nikon camera when she graduated from college. She used her

first bonus check from work to pay off student loans. The second funded a safari to Kenya – which she photographed in detail. She continued snapping pictures through the years – earning praise from business colleagues and relatives, all of whom commented on her artistic eye. “Photographers and artists see the world differently. I might be driving along and I see something that spurs a design idea in my mind for a project,” she said. Gratz began taking more pictures when her son, Jake, was the catcher on his high school baseball team. Gratz became the team photographer and that’s where her passion for the craft really ignited. She bought herself a pro Nikon camera and started capturing action shots on the baseball field, which grew into high school senior and family portraits, and then her studio was opened. She’s never regretted the decision. “Life can change in a second,” she said. “If you don’t pursue what you love, life is just going to go by. I didn’t always want to wonder ‘what if?’ I’m living my dream. How lucky can I be? There are countless hours, but it doesn’t feel that way. Like the old saying goes, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.”

Getting the picture “Welcome to the studio. Thanks for coming in. Tell me a little bit about you and your family.” Gratz greets clients in a comfortable 1,000-square-foot Edgewater studio decked out in her favorite colors – purple and black. She talks to families in an area resembling a living room, chatting about their needs and her portrait services from a plush sofa. On a table in front of the couch are albums with samples of her work. The walls are covered with pictures, as well, and faces leap from the canvas. Music always plays in the background. “When you see her studio and you see her in action, you know she has that passion,” said Adaiha Montgomery.

Gratz created a multi-generational portrait for Montgomery. “I look at it all the time,” she said. “It shows me how my life has grown. Her pictures aren’t just pictures. They tell a story.” The photographer’s portfolio includes pictures of families, graduates, pets and athletes. although she’s always expanding her repertoire. Pictures are in color and black and white, something for which she has a special affinity. In every case, people’s gazes run deep. “The key in portraiture is knowing how to capture their expression and their spirit through the eyes,” she said. “That’s when you can see who they really are.” She continually attends photography workshops to learn new techniques and perspectives. Prices are tailored to the client, but no assignment is done in haste. Gratz spends hours discussing pictures, helping clients choose their wardrobes, having a professional makeup artist and hair stylist available for the day, and setting up shoots. They can be at her studio, but just as easily by the water or on a sports field. “It’s always upbeat,” said Leah Anonsen, her assistant. “There’s a lot of laughter.” It doesn’t mean Gratz isn’t serious about her craft. She simply puts people at ease and allows them to open up. “You can get crazy creative with your shots, but to me it’s more about connecting with people.” Lisa Dressel, who had family photos taken, said her husband and son had a habit of forcing smiles in pictures. Not with Gratz. “She got past the fake smile,” Dressel said. “She got their real smiles.” This is what Gratz loves about her profession, which she views as more of a calling. In that vein, she gives back, contributing to several charities through fundraisers. She also serves on the fundraising board of the local Lighthouse Shelter for the homeless. On the back of every wall portrait she creates, she places a silver envelope with a card inside for her client to write a special handwritten note to their children Loved ones get two gifts: the legacy of a portrait and a story to go with it. “At the end of my life, I wanted to say I made a difference – that I created great memories for my clients to love and enjoy in their homes and to tell stories to their children and grandchildren, like my parents did for me. A house becomes a home when it is filled with memories that line your walls and shelves and tell your story.” Interviewed and written by Theresa Winslow, 1 Final Draft

jan gratz BEHIND : THE : LENS

165 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater, MD 21037



Boating Considered the “Sailing Capital of the U.S.,� Annapolis is home to a wide variety of sailboats as well as powerboats. The Reputation as a sailor's paradise is world renown. Boating activities take center stage with sailing regattas, powerboat cruises, waterman crabbing, kayaking, and even stand-up board paddlers. The water is a way of life in and around Annapolis. Weekend trips by boat to so many great locations are close by. There are many optional ways we can enjoy life on the Bay. Downtown features large boats you can walk aboard for a river cruise. Cruising Spa Creek and the many inlets around the area will reveal thousands of waterfront homes with boats of every size, lifts to protect the integrity of the boats, large piers and back yards with tables and chairs, and the all-important umbrellas to provide the shade for proper cocktailing and socializing.

Escape Room owner of Mission pJason Cherry, s. boat with friend Annapolis on his

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s, enjoys cruising


pWhen not in the office; Dr Hand elsman loves to spend time on the Bay.


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The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association announces the winners of annual awards in a ceremony during their convention held in Ocean City, Maryland. The News Department of Annapolis radio station WNAV took home honors in four categories.

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The station received the highest award for “Outstanding News Operation of the Year” for the Non Metro Region. The judges commented that “WNAV presented a wide range of examples that show how extensive their coverage of the listening area is, and how committed the staff is to providing good content to listeners”.

Best Talk Show”, was awarded to WNAV’s Donna Cole, host of the station’s weekly public affairs program. The 1430 Connection.

Outstanding News Operation of the Year”, WNAV’s Finn Neilsen won awards for “Best Reporter” and “Best Multimedia/Online Journalism”.

1430 WNAV is the full-time, full-service station for Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and neighboring Queen Anne’s County on the Eastern Shore, For more than 65 years, WNAV has been the station that famlies depend on for local news, traffic reports,weather warnings, snow closings and more, Local News

An award winning staff keeps listeners up the date on local and statewide news focusing on Annapolis, Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s Counties. WNAV has the area’s only full-time local news staff providing credible reporting on the news that affects local residents. Through a partnership with the Arundel News Network and Arundel First Alert, WNAV can deliver breaking news, fast and accurate.


TrafficScan1430 provides frequent drivetime reports of traffic conditions affecting the area. A partnership with local law enforcement, transportation officials and our listeners allows WNAV to offer the area’s most comprehensive traffic coverage during rush hours and anytime necessary. Plus on Summer weekends, WNAV assists vacationers with Ocean Beach Traffic Reports.


WNAV provides up-to-the-minute forecasting through a partnership with the WeatherBug Network. WNAV serves watermen and pleasure boaters alike with hourly updates of Chesapeake Bay weather forecasts, current conditions and tide times for popular points along the Bay.


WNAV plays the Music You Know. It’s the music you grew up with. Listeners enjoy singing along to a familiar and entertaining mix of the greatest hits of all time.


WNAV is the region’s leader in comprehensive sports reporting and play by play coverage. WNAV is the Hometown Station for Baltimore Orioles Baseball, Baltimore Ravens NFL Football, Navy Football, Navy

Basketball and Navy Lacrosse. WNAV also originates play by play coverage of the Bowie Baysox, Orioles Minor League affiliate. The station broadcasts a large number of local high school football and basketball games and carries a weekend round up of all prep sports on the Local Sports Report.


WNAV features an interesting line up of interview/ telephone talk programs. Topical Talk is offered on subjects of importance to area listeners including finance, politics, health, education, boating, the environment, sports and more. Many area lawmakers and office holders visit regularly. The Department of Aging, The Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County, Visit Annapolis, Historic Annapolis and other organizations have weekly programs.

On Line

WNAV is available on the web at Here listeners can follow their favorite programming no matter where they are. Visitors to the website can obtain Local News, WeatherBug forecasts and radar, access Traffic cameras, check out a calendar of events and so much more. The On Demand button opens access to WNAV’s popular news and talk features. There’s a Shop Local Directory with direct links to WNAV advertisers.

Social Media

WNAV utilizes Twitter and Facebook to communicate with followers at 1430wnav. It all comes together on the WNAV Annapolis App which is available to download for iphone users at app store itunes and for Android users from Google Play Store. Listeners can also hear the station’s programming on services such as Tune-In Radio.

We are overwhelmed and humbled by the accolades our team received from the Chesapeake Associated Press” said Steve Hopp, WNAV V.P. and General Manager. “It is wonderful to be given such commendations for the work we do to bring local news and information to our listeners every day.”

Download WNAV App | Telephone Annapolis: 410-263-1430 | Baltimore: 410-269-0730 Washington D.C.: 301-261-2452 | Request Line: 410-267-7777 or Toll-free Request Line: 888-345-WNAV Visit Us at | Follow WNAV on Facebook and Twitter@1430wnav.

236 Admiral Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401



ne of the best things about the Annapolis din-

crab harvesting numbers and the crab is, once again, becoming

ing experience, in addition to the vast array of

the preferred Chesapeake dinner delight.

food choices, is the choice of atmosphere. The white linen, candlelight dinner one night may be followed by the flip-flops welcome outdoor

picnic seating the next. Soak up the sights and sounds of the area at the various outdoor-dining venues. In almost every case, attire does not need to include a coat and tie—deck shoes and open collars are the dress code of the day almost year around. No matter

Most of our restaurants feature the seafood catch of the day. From rockfish to flounder and from clams to oysters, the variety of Bay and Atlantic Ocean seafood is fabulous. There are traditional favorites but many chefs have explored the ways of the world and you will find everything from sushi–style to Maryland fried when it comes to preparation. Do not be afraid of the choices—just dive

where you plan to dine, a quick call for reservations is not usually

right in and sample all the seafood bounty the Bay has to offer.

required but is recommended. Read on… you may find an undis-

Not feeling fishy? Not a problem! The area also has plenty of

covered gem right in your own backyard!

scrumptious samplings, from steak to vegetarian cuisine. And

The most famous local tasty treat is the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab.

world-wide flavors have made their way to the shores of the Bay:

Whether served steamed, caked, or stuffed, it is a special pleasure.

Mexican, Japanese, Italian, French, Chinese, Mediterranean, and

Long a staple of the local’s diet, the crab has become more of a

even Irish! Sumptuous breakfasts and brunches, lazy lunches, and

delicacy in recent years. Regional efforts have shown improved

delicious dinners are found all around the Bay region.

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With all the surrounding farms and farmer’s markets, fresh fruits and vegetables are another Bay bounty. There is a trend toward local and fresh in many restau-

(1) Yellowfin, 2840 Solomons Island Road,

rants. Spring brings lettuces, asparagus, peas, and many other early greens. We

Edgewater, Maryland

all wait for that first tasty tomato plucked off the local vine in summer along with

(2) Sam’s On the Waterfront,

sweet corn. The region’s farms enjoy rich soil and a long growing season so all can enjoy the fruits, literally, of their labors. Peaches, apples, grapes, and more are all seasonally available. Speaking of grapes, vineyards have begun sending their tendrils around the Bay—look for wine from a local winery to savor. Many of our restaurants offer special discounts to attract customers. Be sure to check out before you go!

2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr E, Annapolis (3) Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs, 100 Main Street, Annapolis (4) Pussers Caribbean Grille Restaurant, 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis (5) Cantler’s Riverside Inn, 458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis (6) Federal House Bar and Grill, 22 Market Place, Annapolis

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49 West Coffeehouse 49 West St., Annapolis (410) 626-9796

Elegant and Distinctive Dining Located in Historic Annapolis Elegant and Distinctive Dining & Catering Located in Historic Annapolis

Acme Bar & Grill 163 Main St., Annapolis (410) 280-6486 Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern 107 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis (410) 571-5073 Baroak at Loews Annapolis Hotel 126 West St., Annapolis (410) 295-3225 BAROAK is influenced by the best pubs and taverns in America and Belgium. Artfully presented knife-and-fork dishes, like steak frites and an assortment of moules and pizzas. Completed by a collection of perfectly-cooked burgers, staked sandwiches, and fresh entree salads. Drinks are in integral part of the dining experience, both as beverages and as ingredients in the restaurant’s signature dishes. Basmati 2444 Solomon’s Island Rd., Annapolis (410) 266-6355 The Big Cheese 47 Randall St., Annapolis (410) 263-6915

Harry Browne’s 410-263-4332

Elegant and Distinctive Catering Located in Historic Annapolis Dining Elegant&and Distinctive Located in Historic Annapolis Dining & Catering Located in Historic Annapolis

66 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 Lunch: Mon – Sat 11AM-3PM | Dinner: Mon – Sat 5:30PM – 10PM Sun 4:30PM – 9PM | Happy Hour in Lounge: Mon-Fri 4PM-7PM Lounge Open till 2AM 26 Lifestyles in Annapolis

Blackwall Hitch 400 Sixth St., Annapolis (410) 263-3454 Serving up modernized American Cuisine of land and sea favorites in an urban, chic environment. Experience comfortable and creative spaces for gathering and enjoy live, local music every Wednesday through Saturday. Brunch is served every Sunday from 10am - 2pm with live Jazz music. Free on-site parking. Boatyard Bar & Grill 400 Fourth St., Annapolis (410) 216-6206 Blue Rooster Café 1372 Cape St Claire Rd., Annapolis (410) 757-5232 Brio Tuscan Grille 305 Sail Place, Annapolis (410) 571-5660 Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs 100 Main St., Annapolis (410) 626-1100



ith panoramic views of Spa Creek, the City Dock, and the Naval Academy, this Annapolis icon features the only waterside dining deck in Eastport. The wrap-around windows allow the gorgeous scenery to be enjoyed from any seat in the dining room. The menu rivals the surroundings. Seafood is delivered daily and carefully prepared with an emphasis on fresh flavors. Not a seafood fan? Excellent steaks, vegetarian entrees, and gluten-free options provide choices for every member of your party. An extensive and ever-changing craft beer selection, superb wine list and creative cocktails complement the chef’s culinary expertise. Family-owned for 33 years, the Carrol’s Creek team prides themselves on having long-term employees, with many being there 15 or more years. Carrol's Creek actively supports the local community, through both volunteer efforts and contributions to the many groups that make Annapolis great. These include Maryland Hall, the Annapolis Symphony, local churches, schools, and smaller non-profits.

Jeffrey Jacobs (Owner)

Jeffrey has been involved with Carrol’s Creek for over three decades. He pours his heart into his business, as well as supporting the local Annapolis community. Jeff is a current board member of The Anne Arundel County License Beverage Association and on the advisory board of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

Richard McClure (General Manager) Richard McClure, a native Annapolitan, has been with Carrol’s Creek since 1986. As General Manager, Richard has maintained a high level of quality that is evident everyday. Richard is a past president of The Restaurant Association of Maryland and was named “Restauranteur of the Year” in 1999. He also serves on the board of the Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute (HCAT) for AACC.

Not just a great place for visitors, Carrol's Creek is a local favorite. It has hosted many milestone events, including one couple who chose Carrol's Creek for both their engagement and their 25th wedding anniversary. Come enjoy the best Annapolis has to offer.

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Carpaccio Tuscan Grille One Park Pl. Ste. 10, Annapolis (410) 269-NJOY (6569) Carrol’s Creek Cafe 410 Severn Ave, #100., Annapolis (410) 263-8102 Innovative American cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood, served in Annapolis most panoramic water-view setting. Inviting casual Bar and lounge. Al fresco dining in season and romantic sunsets. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Popular Sunday Brunch. Ample parking. Water taxi stop. Private parties, receptions, and catering. Chart House 300 Second St., Annapolis (410) 268-7166 Located in the historic Trumpy Boat house on Spa Creek, enjoy uncompromising view of Annapolis, State House, and Naval Academy. Known for fresh fish, seafood, and prime rib. Reservations accepted. Parking available. Water taxi to front door. Open daily at 4:30 pm. Happy Hour Sunday-Friday 4:30-6:30. Sunday Brunch at 10am. Chevys Fresh Mex of Annapolis 2436 Solomons Island Rd., West Annapolis (410) 573-4932 Chick & Ruth’s Delly 165 Main St., Annapolis (410) 269-6737 The Chop House 1915 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis (410) 224-4344 City Dock Coffee 18 Market Space, Annapolis (410) 269-0961 71 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-9747

Family owned and operated. A fabulous view overlooking City Dock and Main Street. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Daily all-you-caneat buffets and a full-service menu, including hard shell crabs, fresh seafood, baby back ribs, steaks, chicken, pasta, salads and sandwiches, kids menu and full bar. Kids eat free (see ad). Buddy’s slogan, “We’re glad you’re here,” says it all. Café Normandie 185 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-3382 California Pizza Kitchen 1870 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis (410) 573-2060

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California Tortilla 2329 Forest Dr., Annapolis (410) 897-0333 3941 Evergreen Pkwy., Bowie (301) 464-6405 Cantler’s Riverside Inn 458 Forest Beach Rd., Annapolis (410) 757-1311 If you’ve never eaten steamed crabs like the locals, this is the place to be. Featuring the best crabs on this side of the Chesapeake! Atmosphere that money cannot buy-very casual, beachy. Boat dockage. Eat inside or out on the waterfront deck. Seating is first come, first served. Groups welcome.

Davis’ Pub 400 Chester Ave., Annapolis (410) 268-7432 ock Street Bar & Grill D 136 Dock St., Annapolis (410) 268-7278 Dry 85 193B Main St., Annapolis (443) 214-5171 Eastport Kitchen 923 Chesapeake Ave., Annapolis (410) 990-0000


ocated on Market Space in the Historical District of Annapolis, The Federal House Bar & Grille is nestled among a shopping and sightseeing haven with handicap accessibility. Have lunch and experience the unique charm of the world’s sailing capital or visit us for dinner to check out Annapolis’s extraordinary nightlife.

The Federal House, established in 1830, has a handicapped entrance and is pet friendly and partnered with oyster recovery, Navy Athletics, and Paws boutique. Our menu includes local favorites like our award winning cream of crab soup, tasty sandwiches, and fresh seafood. The Federal House offers a great dining experience for the whole family. Our friendly and welcoming staff will be happy to help you find your “new favorite” Be sure to check out our events page to see what’s happening at Federal House late night. We have live music during the week, DJ’s and dancing on the weekends.

Our Banquet Services

Located upstairs at the Federal House, the Annapolitan Room is the perfect place to hold your next event. It's ideal for rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, birthday parties, family reunions, or any other occasion.

 Live Entertainment Monday Thru Thursday (seasonal) – DJ Every Friday and Saturday.  Visit to join our email CLUB!  Like us on Facebook!! Follow us on Twitter @1Federalhouse!!

22 Market Space Annapolis, MD 21401

410.268.2576 Mon - Sun: 11 am - 2 am

The Federal House Bar & Grille is rated “EXCELLENT” by many travelers on Trip Advisor


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“Annapolis’ Hidden Treasure”


“Best Chef Award” – Capital Gazette Readers Choice “Best Bet Award” – Zagat’s “No one does it better” – Best of Baltimore “A+” – Capital Gazette “Well worth the trip” – Washington Post Open 7 Days a Week – Serving Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Spectacular Waterfront Dining inside and out, day or night.

Winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence Winner of Wine Enthusiast’s Restaurant Award of Distinction Annapolis’ Best Live Music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Afternoons Happy Hour Monday – Friday 4pm-7pm Plenty of Free Parking

2020 Chesapeake Harbour Drive East, Annapolis, Maryland 21403


Visit our website

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El Toro Bravo 50 West St., Annapolis (410) 267-5949 Fado Irish Pub 1 Park Pl #7, Annapolis (410) 626-0069 Federal House Bar & Grille 22 Market Space, Annapolis (410) 268-2576 Located on Market Space in the Historic District of Annapolis, Federal House is nestled among a shopping and sightseeing haven. Sample the many fine steak, seafood, & pasta dishes available during lunch & dinner while you experience the unique charm of the world’s sailing capital. Stay for cocktails & live music to experience Annapolis’ extraordinary nightlife. Open daily until 2am. Galway Bay 63 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 263-8333 Gordon Biersch 1906 Towne Center Blvd #155, Annapolis (410) 266-5965

77 Jennifer Rd., 1 Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 266-7474 383 Brandermill Boulevard, 2 Gambrills, MD 21054 (410)-451-7544 0 Magothy Beach Road, 2 Pasadena, MD 21122 (410) 437-0075 The Greene Turtle is more than a sports bar and grille. We believe in being a community hangout for all ages, that serves great food & drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere built on the excitement & unity of sports. The Greene Turtle has been your community hangout since 1976 when we opened our first location in Ocean City, Maryland. Grumps Cafe 117 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis (410) 267-0229 Harbour Cafe 303 Second St., Annapolis (410) 263-5276

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Visit Eastport’s restaurant row.


ike Dorothy and Toto making their way to the exciting Emerald city, the trip across the Eastport bridge opens up a whole new world of adventure. It is home to marinas, yacht clubs, historic inns, shops and fantastic restaurants. The area is surrounded by water and a total of six blocks long from Sixth to First Street and four blocks wide. The small area has been dubbed “Restaurant Row” because there are seven exceptional restaurants in row from Sixth to Second Street. You could eat here for an entire week, experience truly exceptional dining, and never go to the same place. A short walk, drive, or water taxi ride from Historic Annapolis takes you there in a matter of minutes. Once you traverse the Eastport Bridge you enter into a whole new world of casual dining and waterfront relaxation that is unique to Eastport. The first dining and drinking option will be on the right at your first traffic light after you have crossed the Bridge. Blackwall Hitch is the newest addition with a magnificent bar on the first floor and outside on the second floor. The dining area downstairs offers casual dining in the bar area and fine dining with areas available for large groups. The upstairs offers conference rooms and outside open air dining with a spectacular view of the harbor. The menu changes seasonally, capitalizing on the fresh local bounty from Chesapeake Bay watermen and local agricultural products. There is a wide selection of fine wines, beer on tap and signature cocktails. Four nights a week, the finest local bands play for your enjoyment and there is never a cover charge.

Blackwall Hitch– perfect rooftop view Also featuring an incredible waterfront view, the Chart House Restaurant is located three blocks down the street. Nationally known for their view and quality food, the Charthouse is an upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant. The large bay windows provide diners with a beautiful, scenic view of City Dock and the Annapolis harbor. The entire structure is actually built on pilings and a pier that is physically on the water. The menu promises excellent steaks, seafood, and specialty desserts. The exotic drinks will definitely put you in the right frame of mind. Eastport can easily satisfy even the most devoted steak lovers with two great dedicated Steakhouses. Lewnes Steak House is a family operated restaurant with a long history in Annapolis dating back to 1921. Locals love the prime steaks, impeccable wine selection, and elegant atmosphere that make Lewnes a popular romantic destination for special events such as anniversaries and Birthdays. The Lewnes’ family is known for bringing that special touch to their restaurant that sets Lewnes Steak House apart.

Carrol’s Creek– beutiful views of the water. Carrol’s Creek is the next option about one half of a block away. A seafood restaurant that offers waterfront dining inside and outside on their expansive deck, the outside deck has a picture-perfect view of the entire Annapolis harbor. Tucked away in the Annapolis City Marina, the restaurant’s new red paint job is an inviting Annapolis landmark that guides visitors across the bridge into Eastport. Since 1983, Carrol’s Creek has been serving fine food including steaks, chops, and of course, fresh local seafood. Their Sunday brunch is wildly popular and considered one of the best in town. 34 Lifestyles in Annapolis

Lewnes’– their amazing wine cellar


Ruth Chris, one of the truly premiere steak houses in the country, is located the next block up on Third Street. There is outside dining area enabling visitors to enjoy the wonderful bay breezes while enjoying an extraordinary meal with the finest steaks, wine’s and other exceptional choices. Your service will always be first-classattentive, but never fussy. Excellent service and valet parking are two things you will find at this truly exceptional restaurant. Right across the street from Ruth Chris you can find what many local people consider to be Annapolis’ best seafood restaurant, O’Leary’s. Opened on the waterfront in the late 80’s, O’Leary’s has grown from a great seafood market to one of the area’s most comfortable dining experience. When the Annapolis senate is in session, you will see many of our elected officials mingling with the locals and owners of some of those beautiful boats sitting right outside your window at O’Leary’s.

O’Leary’s– artful dinning area


Chart House– perfect cocktails

a nautical Cheers —WASHINGTONIAN

For the ultra- local experience, Boatyard Bar & Grill is a very popular meeting place. ‘The Boatyard’, as locals call it, offers a casual dining menu with a raw bar and great comfort food in a ‘Key West’ inspired environment. The restaurant has been voted several times the number one crab cake in the state of Maryland. If you want casual and bar conversations about boating and “the one that got away”, Boatyard is an absolute must do. Locally sourced and organic ingredients–each capable of being paired with an equally impressive selection from their wine and beer menu. From panoramic waterfront views to serious steaks and seafood, or comfort food to eclectic, Eastport has a restaurant to suit everyone’s taste.

– Ron Szpatura Longtime Eastport Resident, President of Landmarks

Amazing Raw Bar Fresh Local Seafood Daily HAPPY ARRG! Mon–Fri 3-7 pm in bar Private room for parties Weekend brunch Best in town 8 am Daily breakfast 7:30 am

On Restaurant Row in Annapolis’ Historic Eastport Fourth & Severn, Eastport–Annapolis 410-216-6206 n

Most family friendly

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Harry Browne’s Restaurant & The Grill Room, 66 State Cir., Annapolis (410) 263-4332 Located directly across from the Maryland State House in Historic Annapolis, experience fine dining and award-winning cuisine in an elegant setting. Check out Harry Browne’s Wine Club. Harry Browne’s offers both on and off premise catering, along with private rooms to accommodate any function, large or small. Hemingway’s Restaurant 357 Pier 1 Rd., Stevensville (410) 604-0999 India’s 257 West St., Annapolis (410) 263-7900 The Italian Market 126 Defense Hwy., Annapolis (410) 224-1330 Iron Rooster 12 Market Space, Annapolis (410) 990-1600 Jalapeños 85 Forest Dr., Annapolis (410) 266-7580 Jetty Dock Bar 201 Wells Cove Rd., Grasonville (410) 827-8225 Joss Café & Sushi Bar 195 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-4688 Kilwin’s Candy & Chocolate Shop 128 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-2601 Lebanese Taverna 2478 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis (410) 897-1111 Ledo Pizza 505 S. Cherry Grove Ave., Annapolis (410) 295-3030 Lemongrass 167 West St, Annapolis (410) 280-0086 Level - A Small Plates Lounge 69 West Str., Annapolis (410) 268-0003

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Welcome to Blackwall Hitch Annapolis!

The Blackwall Hitch 400 Sixth Street Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 263-3454

We are a great American restaurant with passionate people who gather to celebrate good times, exceptional food, wine and spirits.

Happy Hour ¡ Live Music Rooftop Patio ¡ Sunday Brunch Free On-Site Parking Private & Semi Private Dining

Lewnes’ Steakhouse 401 Fourth St., Annapolis (410) 263-1617

Mike’s Restaurant & Crab House 3030 Riva Rd., Annapolis (410) 956-2784

39 interior that makes the dining experience very cozy. The incredible attention to detail in food preparation and your wine selection makes dining there about as good as it gets.

Luna Blu 36 West St., Annapolis (410) 267-9950

Miss Shirley’s Cafe 1 Park Pl., Annapolis (410) 268-5171

Osteria 177 177 Main St., Annapolis (410) 267-7700

Maggiano’s Little Italy 2100 Annapolis Mall Rd., Annapolis (410) 266-3584 Whether celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, Maggiano’s strives to make every Guest feel comfortable enough to laugh our loud, reminisce, and be indulged. With that in mind, we know that to make our Guests feel special, our teammates have to feel special. Italian family style dining Lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Mission BBQ 2101 Somerville Rd., Annapolis (443) 569-4700

Paldar Latin Bar & Restaurant 1905 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis (410) 897-1022

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls 188 Main St., Annapolis (410) 280-2254

Nando’s Peri-Peri 2002 Annapolis Mall Rd., Annapolis (410) 224-0585 Nando’s Peri-Peri chicken is always healthy; only the freshest, and never frozen. As part of a well-balanced diet it’s just as tasty as on a reckless uncontrolled binge! Flame-grilling the chicken means it loses much of its fat. Nando’s Peri-Peri menu provides a varied choice of healthy but delicious options which makes eating out healthily easy. However, we don’t always take things too seriously! Our ‘Love Life, Love Nando’s’ philosophy encourages you to enjoy delicious, fresh food. We have Nando’s gift cards, our signature sauces in a 4.7oz bottle for your holiday gift or stockings. For group gift card orders please call or email me directly.

The Main Ingredient 914 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis (410) 626-0388 McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar 8 Markety Space, Annapolis (410) 263-5700 McGarvey’s is known worldwide for delighting locals and visitors for 40 years. Known for our soft shell crab, oysters, and premium fresh fish. Winter oyster happy hour by the dozed, mussel nights on Thursdsays. Open 7 days a week. Kitchen open until 1am every night. The aviator lager is our own house crafted beer. Open 7 days a week. Was one of Walter Cronkites’s favorite pub when he visited. The Melting Pot 2348 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis (410) 266-8004 The Mexican Café 609 Melvin Ave., Annapolis (410) 626-1520 I (410) 626-1534 To Go A Little Touch of Mexico in Annapolis! Since 1992, the Mexican Café has been serving all your traditional Mexican favorites along with their hand-made specialties in a fun & festive atmosphere. Voted the Best Margaritas in Town, enjoy the Tijuana experience while you sip on their signature margaritas or a cold cervesa. Dine inside the colorful dining room, outside on the deck, or at home with Mexican Café To Go. Middleton Tavern 2 Market Space, Annapolis (410) 263-3323

Neo Pizza Brick Oven Pizza 220 Harker Pl Suite 145, Annapolis (410) 266-7771 O’Brien’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant 111 Main St., Annapolis (410) 268-6288 The unique ambiance attracts the locals as well as the visitor. Choose outside cafe, oyster bar, dining room dance floor or banquet facility (up to 100 people). Famous for seafood and steaks. Entertainment & dancing nightly. Sports bar with 22 big screen TVs. Old Stein Inn 1143 Central Ave., Edgewater (410) 798-1544 O’Learys Seafood Restaurant 310 Third St., Annapolis (410) 263-0884 Housed in a bright blue cottage-like building, a stone’s throw from Spa Creek in Annapolis, There’s something about the mustard-colored walls and extra-vivid artwork in a relatively small

Paul’s Homewood Cafe 919 West St., Annapolis (410) 267-7891 P.F. Chang’s 307 Sail Pl., Annapolis (410) 573-2990 Preserve 164 Main St., Annapolis (443) 598-6920 Pusser’s Caribbean Grille 80 Compromise St., Annapolis (410) 626-0004 Rams Head Tavern Annapolis 40 West Street, Historic Annapolis 410.268.4545 Since 1989, Rams Head has been an award-winning favorite; serving creative pub fare, outstanding happy hour, legendary craft beer, and live music seven nights a week. Try the cozy dining rooms, the historic pub, or the Wisteria-covered patio, and you’ll see why Annapolitans consider Rams Head their second home. Rams Head Tavern Savage Mill 8600 Foundry Street, Savage 301.604.3454 A Howard County favorite since 1999, Rams Head offers unique dining experiences in a historic building: outdoor overlooking the Little Patuxent River, basement Rathskeller, cozy Tavern or a dog-friendly café! Serving creative pub fare and 100+ global beers, this award-winning location is perfect for happy hour, groups and special occasions. Rams Head Roadhouse 1773 Generals Highway, Annapolis 410.849.8058 A favorite among locals, the Roadhouse is known for the mouth-watering sandwiches, pub fare, pizza, and 100+ beers from around the world. Enjoy Sunday brunch, outdoor deck dining, or the big game on over 10 TVs. Catch live music 3 nights a week, weekly trivia, or a game of darts.

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Rams Head Shore House 800 Main Street, Kent Island 410.643.2466 A favorite among beach travelers and locals alike, the Shore House is conveniently located off Rt50. Serving sandwiches, seafood, pub fare, and 100+ beer from around the world, there’s something for everyone! Catch live music, play a game of pool or darts, and enjoy weekday happy hour. Red Hot & Blue Southern Grill and Bar 200 Old Mill Bottom Rd. S, Annapolis (410) 626-7427

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Sakura Japanese Steakhouse 2625 Housley Rd., Annapolis (410) 573-0006 Sam’s on the Waterfront 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr. E Annapolis (410) 263-3600 Tucked back in Chesapeake Harbour Marina Sam’s on the Waterfront is truly a visual and culinary experience not to be missed. Proprietor Andrew Parks is dedicated to providing the freshest, local, most creative dining experience possible. Their award-winning wine list and seasonal menu’s are creatively prepared with regional influences which change seasonally. They also have incredible live music on the weekends. Serving lunch and dinner daily and Sunday Brunch. Come by sea or land and enjoy the experience. Severn Inn 1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Annapolis (410) 349-4000

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he Greene Turtle is more than a sports bar and grille. We believe in being a community hangout for all ages, that serves great food & drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere built on the excitement & unity of sports. The Greene Turtle has been your community hangout since 1976 when we opened our first location in Ocean City, Maryland. We’ve come a long way since then, spreading our love for food, sports & community. Our Annapolis location is conveniently located across from the Westfield Annapolis Mall. Come out and enjoy our Happy Hour from 3pm-7pm or weekly specials which can be found at Come on out and hang with the locals!


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he increasing popularity of sushi is one indication of a trend. Today, for various reasons,people are becoming more cosmopolitan in their eating habits and learning that what they may not have cared for at one time can be not only appetizing but wholesome as well. Traditional sushi ingredients fit in well with the modern preference for reducing intake of red meat and carbohydrates. To put it another way, not all epicurean delights are good for the health. But sushi is. As we have seen, canned or artificially preserved foods are shunned, and the variety of ingredients is astounding and satisfying. Sushi fish are rich in proteins and some in minerals like calcium phosphorus and iron, The vinegar added to sushi rice has antibacterial properties prevents fatigue and lessens the risk of arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. Shellfish are said to have rejuvenating effects on the body, particularly on the skin. Put simply, sushi is a health food in the truest sense.

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Shopping in and around Annapolis has an incredible variety of options in terms of the atmosphere and selection.


here is so much history in Annapolis, and many of the downtown area shops capture the essence of this old city, its maritime heritage, and its unique style. Perhaps best known is the downtown Historic District, comprised of the City Dock, Main Street, Maryland Avenue, State Circle, West Street, and the West Annapolis area. These neighborhood-style shops have a distinctive flavor bringing something unique to our shopping experience. Main Street and the City Dock showcase a pleasant mixture of quality, locally-owned specialty shops side-by-side with some smaller chain stores. Maryland Avenue and State Circle charm us with small, unique shops catering to your home, even your pets. Inner West Street is home to some wonderful new shops and galleries, interspersed with happening restaurants and the bars of our nightlife scene. All are set in the midst of Annapolis’ unsurpassed historic architecture. Upper West Street, the new kid on the block, offers style and living-here shopping opportunities that everyone can enjoy. Another great place to browse small shops and enjoy a quiet stroll down quaint streets is West Annapolis. Here, out by the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, you can choose from antiques, galleries, and specialty shops. There is plenty of free parking, too. For mall aficionados, Westfield Shopping, Arundel Mills, Harbour Center, Festival at Riva, South River Shops, Town Center at Parole, and smaller venues offer a variety of nationally-known shopping options. And, as with any growing area, we love our specialty shops along highways and byways. 42 Lifestyles in Annapolis

Annapolis area shops are justly proud of their reputation for customer service, and you will find friendly and helpful assistance everywhere you visit. No matter what time of year you choose, Annapolis offers a shopping experience that will make you want to return again and again to our local shops! If you want to shop digitally, use Annapolis’ own local ‘deal site’,, where you can save 25% to 50% on shopping, food and other activities.


• Visit our flagship store by the Market House at the City Dock or our new shop in Harbor East, Baltimore

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Since 1993, Blanca Flor Silver Jewelry has been a favorite shopping destination for locals and visitors alike. Featuring one of the largest and most unique collections of sterling silver jewelry in the country, the shop also carries an interesting collection of decorative arts from Mexico and a wide selection of fine metalware from the elegant Beatriz Ball Collection. Visit their charming Downtown Annapolis location near the City Dock or check out the store in East Baltimore. Blue Crab Antiques 55 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (443) 949-7055

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Mt. Kim Martial Arts 967 West St. Annapolis

(703) 717-3220 Mt.KIM Martial Arts in 1973, He realized that our kids need strong body, mind, self defense to protect their selves. Specially, TaeKwonDo was a perfect fit for everyone. Easy to follow and creates focus while they practice Taekwondo. Grand Master Mt.KIM, through 1988 'Seoul Olympics', as a Korean.

Easy Street Gallery 8 Francis St., Annapolis (410) 263-5556

Echoes & Accents 224 Chinquapin Round Rd., Annapolis (410) 280-8800

Evergreen Antiques, Art & Accessories 69 Maryland Ave., Annapolis (410) 216-9067

Eyes on Main 217 Main Street, Annapolis (410) 268-6246

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Helly Hansen (continued) - Between human will and natures forces! Your source for performance outerwear for sailing, skiing and hiking. We carry a full line of sport and lifestyle wear for men, women and children. Be sure to stop in while you are in town!

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Historic Annapolis Musem Store 99 Main Street, Annapolis

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(410) 267 6656 Located in the heart of Annapolis Historic District, this charming shop features an assortment of carefully curated gift selections featuring Chesapeake Bay regional, historic vintage inspired, garden and nautical wares. When you choose the Museum Store as a preferred shopping destination your purchases support the preservation and education mission of Historic Annapolis, adding a special significance to your purchase.

Hobo International 194 Green St., Annapolis (410) 349-5081

Homestead Gardens 743 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville (410) 798-5000

Irish Traditions 141-143 Main St., Annapolis (410) 990-4747

Kilwin’s Chocolate 128 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-2601

Kokopelli 149 Main St., Annapolis (410)280-0180

Gregory Guzzi Jewelers Guzzi Gifts Harbour Square, City Dock 110 Dock St., Annapolis

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Liljenquist & Beckstead Jewelers 1660 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis

Lisa Masson Studio Gallery 511 Fourth Street Eastport area of Annapolis (410) 990-1777

Lou Lou 1915 Towne Centre Boulevard, Suite 120, Annapolis (410) 344-2944

Helly Hansen 132 Main St., Annapolis (410) 990 4359

Main Street Gallery, 216A Main Street, Annapolis (410) 216-7166

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Paul Reed Smith Guitars 380 Log Canoe Cir, Stevensville, MD

Pusser’s Company Store 80 Compromise St., Annapolis (410) 626-0006

Robert Andrew Salon & Spa 1328 Main Chapel Way., Gambrills

(410) 721-3533 Shop at the largest Spa and saloon with 33,000 square feet to hold the finest personal care products and services. Brands are the best with Bumble & Bumble, Kerastase, and GM Collins right at your fingertips. Our on location experts can give you the proper guidance and while you are here you can pamper your self with with any of our high quality personal services.

Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar 180 Main St, Annapolis

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W.R. Chance Jewelers 110 Main St., Annapolis (410) 263-2404

West Annapolis Antiques 110 Annapolis St (410) 295-1200

West Annapolis Artworks & Fine Framing 4 Annapolis Street, Annapolis (410) 295-7045

Zachary’s Jewelers 100 Main St., Annapolis

(410) 266-5555 Known as THE place to buy diamonds in the Annapolis area, Zachary’s Jewelers is located in the heart of downtown right onthe corner of Main Street and Market Space. Come in and see an impressive array of unique, contemporary and classic jewelry. Excellent prices, friendly staff with custom design services and repair facility on site. A mustvisit for all desiring expert ring cleaning, polishing, & appraisals. Designer lines include Charriol, Dimodolo, Marco Bicego, Gregg Ruth, Charles Krypell, Scott Kay, John Hardy, Simon G, Lagos, Memoire & Jewels by Star. Watch lines include Corum, Tissot, Philip Stein & Maurice LaCroix.



he Annapolis Cigar Company was established in 1996 at its prime Main Street location. The mission of owner Rome Zaffaroni and all the staff members is to provide the best customer service to both local and visiting cigar smokers, whether novice or connoisseur. Located downtown near the City Dock, the cigar shop is convenient to bars, restaurants, and shopping in historic Annapolis.

Annapolis Cigar Company 121 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401

Relax after a delicious meal in a nearby restaurant with a fine, hand-rolled cigar. Annapolis Cigar Company carries over 200 different varieties of cigars from all over, including places like Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras and many other parts of the world. They also carry a variety of cigar cutters, humidors, lighters and other accessories.

410-295-7400 www. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm Sun. 11am-9pm

Their private smoking lounge provides the best atmosphere for relaxing and smoking you favorite cigar. If you can’t smoke at home, this is the place to be.


.R. Chance Diamond Jewelers is a family owned and operated jewelry store located in historic downtown Annapolis. Established in 1949, we have been providing Annapolis area residents with the finest jewelry for four generations. Our high standards are recognized by our membership in the American Gem Society

110 Main Street, Annapolis Maryland 21401

The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab brooch is a W.R. Chance exclusive design. Made of 14K gold with layers of enamel and diamond eyes, it is available in blue-green or red.

410-263-2404 Hours: Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED

Our custom designed sailboats are handcrafted in 14K solid yellow gold. Available in bright finish, two tone bright and satin finish, or with pave set diamonds. We can also re-create your spinnaker with custom enamel finishes. Please come visit our store to see our sailboats and crabs as well as our collection of jewelry by designers from around the world.


ne of only a handful of marine galleries in the world, The Annapolis Marine Art Gallery is renowned. Over 50 marine artists, including Geoff Hunt of “Master and Commander” fame, display here. Annapolis Marine Art is proud to be the publisher for John M. Barber, the most celebrated artist of the Chesapeake Bay region. On hand are John Stobart’s harbor scenes, both prints and oils. Patrick O’Brien’s paintings of ” the Age of Sail are here, as is the world’s largest collection of the late Willard Bond’s wild and 110 Dock St., Annapolis brash sailing scenes. From England, we display 410-263-4100, Steven Jones’s happy scenes of 888-278-2624 children at the seashore. Museum-quality ship models, carved decoys, nautical jewelry and scrimshaw are available. We’re across Prince George Street from Hours: the USNA, and the Sailing Hall of Fame.

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The only specialty marine gallery in the region, Annapolis Marine Art is known for quality marine and nautical art. Over 50 artists are on display, including John Barber, the most celebrated artist of the Chesapeake. On hand are John Stobart’s famous historical scenes, Patrick 110 Dock Street, O’Brien’s drama Annapolis Maryland, 21401 of the Age of Sail, 410-263-4100 Willard Bond’s depictions of yacht racing, and Steven Jones’ childrenHours: at the beach. Quality ship Mondays – Saturdays 10:00 amjewelry – 6:00 pm models, decoys, nautical and scrimshaw Sundays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm available. Just steps from the Naval Academy and the US Sailing Hall of Fame. Lifestyles in Annapolis 47 11/30/16 11:53 AM


LOCAL ECONOMY Annapolis’ combination of rich history and maritime charm make it an appealing place to live and the perfect destination for visitors. Businesses could not make a better choice.

Centuries of Success Annapolis is a compact city with 7.2 square miles of land enhanced by 17 miles of spectacular waterfront along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Planned, designed and built as a Capital City over three hundred years ago, the golden threads of Annapolis’ heritage: government, education, maritime, hospitality, and leisure industries, continue to prosper today. In addition, a vibrant mix of technology, retail, professional and healthcare services has added a wealth of diversity to the City’s economic vitality. Diverse Opportunities Building upon an illustrious past, Annapolitans have carefully cultivated a highly desirable quality of life and an exciting future. Through historic preservation and careful planning in neighborhoods that span the centuries, the City offers a unique small-town quality of life with historical and maritime charm, yet also 48 Lifestyles in Annapolis

provides big-city style and modern amenities. From the brick-lined streets of the Historic District, to state-of-the-art developments, there are facilities to accommodate almost any enterprise and preference. Easy Access Annapolis’ reach extends beyond city limits, attracting businesses from around the globe. Many companies, varying widely in size and industry focus, have chosen to locate in this busy hub that is situated within 35 miles of Washington DC, and Baltimore MD, with excellent highway systems connecting to both cities. Proximity and easy access to three major airports, including Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as the Port of Baltimore make Annapolis a small city with major amenities and global reach. For more information about doing business our great city, visit

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The goal of a good public relations campaign is to tell the client’s story. The hallmark of a great campaign is finding that story worth telling. Marc Apter, president of Image Power, a public relations firm based in Annapolis, has made a career out of imagining and promoting stories that paint his clients in the most favorable light possible.

Apter created a successful media event with Maryland Govenor William Donald Schaefer in Annapolis that won national news coverage.


t was Apter who put Governor William Donald Schaefer in a cherry picker to collect the branch that would be used to clone the Revolutionary War-era Liberty Tree at St. John’s College. And when a group of students from a Washington, D.C. high school learned that a foundation that had promised them full scholarships was defunct, it was Apter who sparked St. Mary’s College of Maryland to save the day.

of the original 1963 March. The dedication, in spite of competition with commemorative events in the nation’s capital, resulted in standing room only crowds and major media coverage in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Annapolis Capital and every TV news station in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The publicity campaign surrounding the event garnered professional awards at the local and state level.

Recalling the media event that involving Schaefer, Apter said, “We were tasked with increasing Marylanders’ awareness of local history. The resulting story got major coverage not only in the surrounding region, but was picked up by the New York Times and ABC News.”

“It was especially meaningful to work on the Foot Soldiers Memorial knowing that my dad had been the PR lead for the original March on Washington,” Apter said. A teenager at the time, Apter worked as a “go-fer” alongside his father at that historic event. Both of their names are included on the wall. Apter also ran the PR for the 20th and 30th anniversaries of the March.

Passing history down to the next generation More recently it was Apter who helped the Anne Arundel MLK Jr. Committee with the promotion of a Civil Rights Foot Soldiers Memorial in Annapolis. Unveiled in 2013 on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, this monument celebrates the 250,000 “foot soldiers” 52 Lifestyles in Annapolis

What the heck is ‘Extreme Chopin?’ Current clients include world-renowned pianist Brian Ganz, who commissioned Apter to assist with publicity efforts when he embarked on a quest several years ago


Apter won coverage on every TV station in Baltimore/Washington for his recent media event for the March on Washington Foot Soldiers Monument in Annapolis. Here he shows his grandchildren the monument that honors his father and others. to play all of the works of Chopin over the course of a decade. Those concerts have taken place locally at the Unitarian Unversalist Church of Annapolis, as well as at Strathmore Hall in Bethesda, MD. “I count on Marc to provide a fresh spin on each of these concerts, to attract firsttime attendees as well as those who have followed me on this mission since the first performance in 2010,” notes Ganz. “It was he who came up with the idea of calling this quest ‘Extreme Chopin,’ riffing off of the extreme sport craze. And in its way, it is extreme in that it in the 167 years since Chopin’s passing, it has never been done before. I did, however, have to draw the line at the Nascar-esque jumpsuit Marc was pushing me to wear on stage,” Ganz quips.

Local publicity and social media a specialty Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, which allows locals and tourists to explore some of the most beautiful and historic homes and grounds in the state. America’s Cup winner Gary Jobson, the principal of Annapolis-based Jobson Sailing Inc., which promotes the sport of sailing at all levels, is another client. Jobson recently produced two films that were featured in the 2016 Annapolis Film Festival. With Apter’s assistance, the viewing was a sell-out.

“Marc has an almost ‘take no prisoners’ attitude when it comes to getting results.His knowledge of sailing, combined with ample creative juices resulted in a successful outcome for the screening of my films ­in a very short time period, said Jobson.

Marc has an almost 'take no prisoners' attitude when it comes to getting results."

-Gary Jobson, American's Cup Sailing Star

professional organizations. Currently he is president of the Central Chesapeake Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. He also is an active member of the National Press Club and an associate member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Look for Apter’s presence in upcoming publicity for the National Philharmonic at Strathmore or Virginia’s Castleton Music Festival, among other current clients. Or on “Hunky Dory," sailing on the waters near Arundel on the Bay.

A labor of love Apter’s work for Jobson is a happy marriage of professional and personal interests. An avid sailor, Apter makes his home in Arundel on the Bay where he keeps his personal fleet, which includes a Hobie Cat, a Laser and a Hunter 23. “I like to say that I own 112’ of yachts,” Apter says with a smile. He is moved by his sailing adventures. “Each experience left me with a renewed love of sailing as well as an appreciation of the beauty of nature,” Apter notes. “Witnessing meteor showers on the high seas is an experience that feels almost spiritual.” When not sailing or spending time with his two grown sons and their families, which include six grandchildren, Apter hones his PR prowess by staying active in a number of

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This Maryland company is the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American commercial and residential property markets.


CEO Mahi Reddy is serial entrepreneur and longtime Annapolis resident.

emaConnect is a local company doing big things out of Bowie, Maryland. SemaConnect makes Smart Networked EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Stations for the commercial and residential property markets. They provide a turnkey solution that allows property owners and managers to offer EV charging as a service to their employees, residents, guests, etc. Electric vehicle charging stations are the newest and most-visible green building amenity available today. Sema-

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Guiding Visitors to the Chesapeake Bay, Ocean City, Coastal Delaware, Richmond, and Virginia Beach for 3 Decades!


hether you enjoy our region for a vacation, business trip, or a simple stay-at-home weekend, Ron Szpatura, Founder and President of Landmarks, is determined to make your time spent here the best it can be by providing you with quality lifestyle information and discounts at “I enjoy telling people that our job is to eat in all the best restaurants, stay in all the best accommodations, and shop around town,” says Ron Szpatura. “We enjoy our work and hope others enjoy the work we do.” When Ron moved to the Annapolis area, he became involved in the founding of what is now the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Visitor’s Bureau, where he recruited its first 100 members. As one of the original directors, Ron helped to develop the vibrant visitor market we have here today. Based in the historic Maritime Republic of Eastport in an office building overlooking Spa Creek, Landmarks has grown in size, coverage area, and reputation over the past 29 years since it was founded in 1988. From beautiful hardbound publications in hotel rooms to, and our newest project, Lifestyles in Annapolis, Landmarks has developed some of the most comprehensive and quality area information resources in the industry, gaining the trust of both visitors and business owners in the towns we serve. “We pride ourselves in the quality of our finished products and being the ‘go-to-guides’ placed In over 20,000 rooms for Mid-Atlantic travel – whether you’ve just opened our book in your hotel room or used our to get a "deal" on your next meal, activity, or lodging. Digital commerce continues to grow over the years and gives the traveler advance opportunities on making the most of their trip and lifestyle at home.” Ron, his wife Angela, and their faithful Golden Retriever, Chessie, have made Annapolis their home. Since moving to the area, the Szpaturas have become part of both the business and residential community. Although the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle initially attracted Ron to the Annapolis area, he also has fond memories of many other places throughout the region. 58 Lifestyles in Annapolis

“If people enjoy reading our book about Annapolis, why couldn’t we do this in other places. Landmarks ventured into other areas throughout Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania–all of which now enjoy a variety of Landmarks media products. But it’s more than just the market and product line that makes Ron’s job fun. “It’s the people!” he exclaims. “The team of people I work with and the clients we work for are what make our work and play one in the same,” he continued. Ron’s emphasis on fun makes for an enlightened team that enjoys company summits and activities throughout the year. “We have a unique corporate culture developed from a desire to play hard and work hard,” Ron says with pride. Sales, sales training, and entrepreneurship are three of Ron’s business passions. He has been involved in the training and development of over 2,000 sales representatives and is currently writing a book called “Selling Your Way to Margaretville.” So what would Ron want people to think when they think of Landmarks? “We present quality destination information in a variety of ways that help the 10 million visitors we reach each year have a better experience.” Landmarks Lifestyle is a whole new concept that will be in both digital and print formats, giving our audience Information on how to enjoy your lifestyle and sharing the many ways that our clients enjoy the Chesapeake region. Now we plan to also tell the stories of how our local successes enjoy the fruits of their labor with the Annapolis Lifestyle.

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David Ewing

It was love at first sight. I took sailing lessons and bought an old wooden Dickerson 35 that I restored myelf." —David on discovering Annapolis.


Annapolis is fortunate to have a seasoned expert in video production in our own backyard. Don't leave your production needs to just anyone. Call on David Ewing and his company, DE Media, to give you a professional experiece from start to finish.

A Film and Television Gem Right in Our Midst

avid Ewing's first job was at NFL Films where he worked on the following three films, "The Football Follies," "Big Game America," and "The Football Cartoon." He then went to KYW-TV to work on the "Mike Douglas Show." After this, he was off to Washington, D.C., where he worked as an editor for "NBC News." He then went to CBS News in New York to become an editor for the "West 57th" magazine program. Subsequently, he went to ABC and then back to NBC in New York City where he worked as a producer and editor on a number of projects. Along the way, he picked up twelve Emmy Awards and contributed to four Peabody Award winning programs.

David left network television and started his own production company in Annapolis, DE Media (David Ewing Media) a company that produced a wide variety of content including documentaries for PBS, National Geographic and others as well as political ads, promos, and thier own award winning independent productions—the focus of the company. DE Media donates production time and the use of their facilities and equipment to charities.

After his marriage to Samara Martin, the two settled in Annapolis. David discoverd Annapolis while doing a story in the city in 1980. "It was love at first sight. I took sailing lessons and bought an old wooden Dickerson 35 that I resotred myself." Sail racing became a hobby as well as chartering in the West Indies, New England, Austratlia and Egypt. An avid adventurer, Ewing loves hiking and climbing and did ressearch on volcanos for a documentary where he became obsessed. He started climbing volcanos about twenty-five years ago.

Organizations and Local Affiliations: •

American Film Institue

Chesapeake Classic Boat Club

Eastport Business Association

Flimsters Academy, FIlm Camp for Kids

White House News Photographers


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My leaders left challenged and inspired to raise the bar at my business. Master Rick Rando’s fun and thoughtful approach to teaching leadership principles that matter, was exactly what we needed to take our performance to the next level. Thank you for your attention to excellence Master Rando…you are definitely a ‘fire-starter!’” – Mr. Bill Boyer (Chick-fil-A Owner and Operator)

A Modern Day Motivational Master In today’s corporate climate of facilitating leadership excellence, service superiority, and brand distinction, where does one go for team motivation and inspiration? Books? Podcasts? Speeches? Solution: You hire a “Motivational Master!”


abeled a keynote empowerment speaker, Master Rick Rando ( has conducted thousands of seminars/teambuilding experiences in the business community and in academia since 1995. A traditional taekwondo practitioner for the past 29-years, he currently owns

one of the largest martial arts studios in Maryland. But Master Rando’s high-octane presentations culminate not only on the martial arts training floor, but in mentoring executives and their TEAM members in the ever-so-fluid corporate world. “Master Rando is one of those rare speakers/coaches who’s both engaging and effective.” says Mrs. Danielle Willetts (President of Little Dog Social Media). “He uses his martial arts background to create unique and memorable presentations for his clients…and who doesn’t like board breaking to get the point across?” A graduate of the Disney Institute for Business Excellence, Rando’s been the keynote speaker working with companies such as Chick-fil-A, Frostburg State University, the Belt Group, the Maryland State Highway Administration, Garrett College, Columbia Gas/NiSource, the West Virginia Health Care Association, Flagship Rehabilitation, Century Martial Arts, and Charm City Cakes (from Food Network’s hit show: Ace of Cakes) to name a few. Master Rando says his ultimate goal is for “servant cohesiveness and leadership through example to sweep every business, non-profit, academic organization, and family unit throughout the world, making our daily interactions positive and valuable.” He’s been featured on the cover of both Allegany and MA Success Magazines as a modern-day marketing/service expert, unifying these two concepts in the business world.

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“I humbly say I’m one of the most versatile speakers in the industry,” said Rando. “I can lead a school-wide assembly focusing on ‘confidence’ one day, then travel across the country to motivate a Fortune 500 Gas Company on ‘team synergy’ the next. The bottom-line: there's a tangible difference between HAVING to go to work and GETTING to go to work. When I'm on stage motivating others, I GET to go to work and I love every minute of it!"

Who do you hire to re-energize your team to be more productive, more efficient, and more motivated, representing your brand in a superior way? Lifestyles in Annapolis 61


Get your Balance Back. The Annapolis area spas and yoga studios, health food stores and wellness centres are located all over the area to help you feel and look your best.


itness is a way of life for many of those of us that enjoy the great outdoor activities provided by this magnificent area. With nearly year round golf, sailing, jogging, biking,

walking, exercise is an ongoing activity for many Annapolitans. There are also numerous hospitals, dentists, surgeons and other practitioners in the area to service all of your family’s medical needs. On the following pages we have given you some of our personally selected options to service your health needs. Enjoy one of the world’s largest spas at Robert Andrew’s, a destination by itself that people travel from Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis to enjoy a day of pampering. Try the unique aroma therapy provided by Yancy Brice at the new Wings of Fancy Day Spa in the heart of downtown.

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All of your dental needs can be taken care of right in downtown Annapolis as well by Dr. Handelsman, DDS who has been servicing locals for over 33 years. He even provides free parking in his private lot on Cathedral street. Surgery for your pooch, cat, and any other pet can be provided by Dr. Karen Hamilton at

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Your Body Hears Everything Your Mind Says so Stay Positive. Annapolis Veterinary and Wellness. She is a true animal lover and almost any health needs your best friend experiences can be taken care of by Dr. Karen and her caring staff. We also can take advantage of the best

Yancy Brice wanted to create a different Day Spa. After helping her mother through

alternative medicine with Dr. Kimberly Weir for acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Kim has just completed her second degree in oriental medicine. There are a host of options to maintain your health and take corrective action when necessary to optimize and live that healthy lifestyle we all seek.

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an illness Yancy discovered the power of essential oils.

Set yourself up for the day ahead with aroma therapy that Yancy has created. A unique experience combining different spa services.


echnology changes everything. Steve Case, the creator of, in his book, The Third Wave, says the health industry will be one of the biggest to change because of the implementation of technology. Studies show that possibly 75% of disease can be prevented by proper nutrition. How do you get the proper nutrition? Most people take supplements to complement their nutritional needs. Now there is finally a personally prescribed, HIPAA compliant program that researches the science. Over 7,000 independent studies give you the exact dosages of what your body needs. T R Y the F R E E assessment at Let technology give you the quality information you need to make the best decisions for your own personal health.

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Our world renowned spa has everything to offer for your special occasion, annual staycation, or everyday beauty and wellness needs. We are conveniently located close to Baltimore, Washington, D. C., Crofton, Annapolis and surrounding areas. 1

SALON Robert Andrews stylists and colorists provide unmatched service using contemporary techniques and treatments along with the highest quality products. Whether you want a dramatic change or to maintain a classic style, we will listen to your vision to create your desired look.





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Escape to Robert Andrew It’s time to refresh and rejuvenate. To unplug and unwind, and to let go of all the stress and strain of life’s hectic pace. It’s time to escape to Robert Andrew – The Collection of Salons + Spas, the area’s premier salon and day spa. Whether you are stopping in for a quick treatment or indulging in a full day of well-deserved pampering, you’ll bask in the care and attention of more than 90 of the area’s most highly trained and skilled stylists, colorists, aestheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians and more.

Spa Manicure /Pedicure Our professionals will help you achieve beautiful hands and feet, with healthy nails and smooth, soft, skin. Indulge your hands and feet with our exclusive Robert Andrew manicures and pedicures.

We know that your wedding day is the most important day of your life. Let the professionals at Robert Andrew assist in helping you look and feel your best.

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ince achieving her master’s degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel, Maryland, formerly known as Tai Sophia Institute, Kim hasn’t stopped learning. As she completes her second master’s degree in Chinese herbal medicine she has also been working on her doctorate degree in Oriental Medicine and plans to be finished by summer of 2017. Her whole life she has been looking to find a way to heal people. Including; her ten year job in medical research and twelve years in representing corporate companies helping researchers find resources for cures to most common diseases and other health issues. Her research work is published.

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5 Elements and 8 Principles There are two main types of Acupuncture in the United States. At MUIH, the focus has been 5 Element, combining how our bodies compare to nature, bringing them back to the natural way of healing. Eight principle treatments focus more on treating the specific issues. Since studying Chinese Herbs, I have learned that each treatment has an important focus and the treatment is best determined by meeting the patient where they are, by getting to the root of the issue rather than focusing on branches alone, this will help prevent the issue to come back again. The body is whole One of the reasons Kim fell in love with Chinese Medicine, is the philosophy that the body is one whole unit. Rather than breaking it up by treating one part at a time (cardiology, gynecology, ENT, etc.) and not worrying how another part may be damaged by side effects. When a patient comes in for their first appointment, she spends an hour and a half getting to know the whole person and understanding how they came to this point of pain or other type of issue. Then she performs a short physical exam and evaluates the tongue and pulses. In Chinese medicine, we take six pulses on each wrist which

correspond to each of the 12 meridians. Thw tongue also gives us a great wealth of information. It is through the interview, the intake information, and the examination where we can begin to connect the dots and understand the treatment focus to help bring patients closer to the point of wellness. Types of healing Kim has treated many types of issues of the body/mind/spirit. Ranging from: different types of pain (shoulder, foot, sciatic, migraine, fibromyalgia), stomach issues, intestinal issues, tinnitus, anxiety, cancer (or the effects of treatments), stroke, weight management, etc. She offers FREE fifteen minute consultations if you have questions about how she can help you. Insurance or not? Kim is a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carefirst, Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare. Check with her and see if your insurance will cover your treatments. Insurance is covering Acupuncture more every day. If not, she offers different plans to help make your treatments affordable. Call her if you have questions.

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Do you have broken, chipped, discolored or misshapen teeth? Do you want a better smile with whiter, brighter and healthy looking teeth? Have you been wondering about veneers, whitening, bonding, bleaching or implants? David W Handelsman DDS, Annapolis Dentist, Invisalign® Preferred Provider and his long tenured staff have been a member of the Historic David W Handelsman DDS Annapolis Community for years. Our goal is provide the highest quality cosmetic and family dentistry. We find that our patients recommend us to their family and friends and are our very best referral source. We always welcome new patients. Dr. Handelsman will answer your questions about all of these oral care treatments to improve your smile. Sometimes these improvements are not simply cosmetic, but will improve your bite and your overall health. A Cosmetic Dentist, like Dr. Handelsman, will help you to improve your smile and your self-confidence. Schedule an appointment with David W Handelsman DDS today to discuss the wonderful options available on how you can begin your treatment. Visit us at

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Acme Bar and Grill 163 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410-280-6486 Bring your favorite fur-ball along to Acme Bar and Grill — it has a dogfriendly policy and keeps its doors open to pooches. Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern 107 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 410-571-5073 BBQ, brunch & a full bar are offered in a modern strip-mall storefront with a dog-friendly patio.

Baroak 126 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410-295-3225 Located at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Baroak has a dog-friendly patio. 68 Lifestyles in Annapolis

Boatyard Bar and Grill 400 4th Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 410-216-6206

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 1409 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403 410-295-0025 Well behaved pets are welcome to join their people at the outdoor seating at this pet friendly restaurant.

Fado Irish Pub One Park Place Annapolis, MD 21401 410-626-0069 Federal House Bar & Grill 22 Market Space Annapolis, MD 21401 410-268-2576 Located on Market Space in the Historical District of Annapolis, The Federal House is pet friendly and offers a one-of-a-kind Dog Menu on the patio dining area. The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille Annapolis 177 Jennifer Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-266-7474

Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen & Wine One Park Place, Annapolis, MD 21401 410-268-8646

Grump’s Café 117 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 410-267-0229

Davis’ Pub 400 Chester Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 268-7432 Davis’ pub is a local’s place perfect for kids and even dog friendly. Eat outside at the picnic tables and take the kids to feed the ducks at the small waterfront park across the street.

Harry Browne’s Restaurant 66 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401 410-263-4332 Harry Browne’s Restaurant is dog friendly. However, they suggest making a reservation beforehand as their outside tables can fill up quickly.


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Iron Rooster 12 Market Space Annapolis, MD 21401 410-990-1600 Dog-friendly restaurants are not hard to come by in Annapolis, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better brunch with your pup than at Iron Rooster. LEDO pizza 505 S Cherry Grove Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-295-3030 Bring your pet and enjoy the outdoor seating at this pet friendly restaurant. Lemongrass 167 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410-280-0086 Maggiano’s Little Italy 2100 Annapolis Mall Road Annapolis, MD 21401 410-266-3584 70 Lifestyles in Annapolis

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar 1905 Towne Centre Blvd. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-897-1022 Don’t forget our patio is pup friendly - we’d love for you to bring your furry friends with you to brunch today! Pusser’s Caribbean Grille 80 Compromise Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410-626-0004 Ram’s Head Tavern 7 Church St. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-295-9555 Rams Head offers seating on the Cafe located on West Street’s sidewalk. You can bring your dog to enjoy the doggie menu or just sit and watch the foot traffic. Reynold’s Tavern 7 Church St., Annapolis, MD 21401 410-295-9555 Reynolds Tavern serves a full lunch menu, English Afternoon Tea and Dinner. In Spring, Summer and early Fall they offer casual alfresco dining in the dog-friendly courtyard.

Sam's On the Waterfront 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr E Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 263-3600 Pet friendly patio. Soul 509 S. Cherry Grove Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401 410-267-6191 Dog friendly patio. Stan & Joe’s Saloon 37 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410-263-1993 Tsunami 51 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 410-990-9868 Grab a meal at this pet friendly restaurant while enjoying your pet’s company in the outdoor seating area.


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Dream, Build and Maintain


nnapolis locals tend to flock here from the sur-

John Lauer, and Cathy Purple Cherry that have been building

rounding metropolitan areas like Washington,

people’s dream homes in and around the Bay for decades—build-

DC, and Baltimore when they find they can

ers that have achieved success with old-fashioned values and a

commute here almost as quickly as driving

true concern for the customer. These custom builders have put

into the suburbs. They also relocate here from

together teams that have produced a lot of happy clients over

all over the world and stay to make a home here. If they have

the years. Check out their information on the following pages

not found their ideal waterfront or community living homes by

and click to their website to see some of the incredible work they

themselves, they can find a builder or realtor that will get them

have done.

exactly what they want.

Bay Country Painters, owned by Mike McGurk, has a long

J. Melvin Real Estate has been a family business for generations

history of painting some of the finest properties in the area in-

revived by Jeanne Melvin with her partner Carlos Garcia. She

cluding the Governor’s Mansion, the House of Delegate chamber

grew up in Annapolis and knows every location, nook and cran-


ny and she can definitely find you what you are looking for. Di-

Ravens. His reputation has grown over three decades plus he has

ana Klein offers legal counsel on all real estate matters, ranging

been painting homes and offices in the area.

from residential and commercial property sales transactions to landlord tenant disputes. In addition to owning her own law firm, Klein owns and operates a full service real estate brokerage firm as well as a title company.

the home of Steve Bisciotti, the owner of the Baltimore

Precision Care Services, locally owned and operated by Kenneth J. Christian, will make sure that you enjoy the beautiful view from your home by keeping you large windows absolutely see-thru-clean. You can enjoy cocktails and cookouts

The ideal choice for many is to build or upgrade what they have

on your clean and well preserved decks. He completes very im-

to there dream home. People are pleasantly surprised when they

portant fine-detail tasks that are so important in really enjoying

start shopping to find builders and architects like Brad Lundberg,

your Lifestyle in your Annapolis home.

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We are a custom home builder serving the Anne Arundel County and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland. Located in Annapolis, we specialize in custom homes and renovation projects. For more than forty years we have helped our customers realize the home of their dreams.

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Our attention to detail, passion for homebuilding, and providing a product that is an expression of the owner with every promise delivered is what sets us apart. We take pride in knowing that every single home is designed, crafted, and built with extraordinary care. It's personal for us, and we extend that to the relationships and trust we build with our customers.

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Every Every Lundberg Lundberg Builders Builders project project is is aa collaboration collaboration of some of the best talent around. Our of some of the best talent around. Our inhouse inhouse team team offers you the greatest demonstration of skills and offers you the greatest demonstration of skills and creativity design and and construction. construction. creativity in in each each phase phase of of design Our Our reputation reputation has has enabled enabled us us to to assemble assemble some some of of the most talented people under one roof. We are the most talented people under one roof. We are pround to say majority of our have been proud to say thethe majority of our staffstaff have been with with us for 10, 20 and even 30 plus years. us for 10, 20 and even 30 plus years.

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PURPLE CHERRY ARCHITECTS Purple Cherry Architects, a firm specializing in luxury residential projects, is guided by a desire to create exceptional homes for its clients. Serving the greater Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. areas, the firm offers a broad spectrum of services in the highend residential market, which can include the total design of a project—from the building exterior, to custom millwork, to the micro detail of the smallest decorative tile. At each step of the design process, Catherine Purple Cherry, founder and principal of Purple Cherry Architects, explains, “My team is devoted to being creative servants.” This allows for the intimate relationship between client and architect to deepen as the client’s vision becomes a reality. “We love embracing the entire family and having the opportunity to personalize spaces that not only suit their lifestyle, but also support their values and unique characteristics,” says Ms. Purple Cherry. The diversity in client needs and vision, combined with the intricate detail involved in luxury residential projects, presents an opportunity to develop incredible design solutions.

“I love developing the intricacies that create beautiful spaces and opportunities.” - CATHY PURPLE CHERRY, PRINCIPAL

ask the expert Q: How do you make a large house feel like home? A: While today’s living often commands large-scale space, the beauty of welldesigned interior architecture is that you can create intimate details that scale down these spaces. Q: What makes a successful plan? A: The key to a successful plan is not only that it is exceptionally functional, but it creates emotion through its visual connectedness between the interior space and the beauty of the outside and other adjoining spaces. Q: How do you communicate with your client through the design process? A: We use multiple communication tools to share our design vision. Our initial work is completed through free-hand sketches and review of inspiration imagery. As the project develops, we refine the design details through our 3-D drawing tools and continued conversation.


From the Governor’s Mansion to your own home or business, we offer interior & exterior/ residential & commercial painting, staining, powerwashing, wallpaper stripping, and wall repair. A caring contractor with an impeccable reputation. We employ only top-notch professional painters to ensure your house gets the tender loving care that it deserves. 78 Lifestyles in Annapolis

If you have any questions regarding our residential painting company, our services, or anything else, please call our office at 410-544-4400 or you can call us toll free at 800-937-2468.

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ow much is your time worth to you? At fPrecision Care Services we know life moves faster than most can keep up with and we KNOW how much your time is owrth to you. so relax, we got this! At your home or business, let us take care of the hard stuff like cleaning your windows, power washing your home and detailing your automoble!

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is a national source of information, advocacy and support that reaches local communities with a one-of-a-kind nationwide network of autism knowledge and support. An organization with 50 years of heritage and heart, the Autism Society is dedicated to providing trustworthy, respectful and caring services that truly impact the lives of individuals on the spectrum.

affect a person’s ability to communicate, process sensory input and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum” condition that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and



Since 1965, the Autism Society has been the national leader in serving people with ASD, their families and professionals. We continue to be passionately committed to changing autism today and in the future. Our vision for the future is

that every individual with ASD receives early identification of the condition, appropriate treatments and support and a quality of life that helps each person achieve their potential. We provide real help that people need right now.

INFORMATION & REFERRAL Our Autism Source™ is the largest online referral database of autism services.




Our affiliate network is there for people to turn to for help, guidance and resources in their communities.


The Autism Society’s vision is to increase the quality of life of everyone living with ASD by building autism friendly, inclusive communities.

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We work to make real, lasting system changes that improve the lives of all affected by autism. Through an annual National Conference on Autism and the historic publication Autism Advocate, we offer places to learn about autism.

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J. Melvin Premier Properties is not your typical Real Estate Brokerage. We are quality agents who are committed to working hard and serving our clients’ best interests.

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Annapolis has a wealth of financial planners.


he Annapolis Lifestyle attracts individuals and companies with money to spend and invest. This

p Jay Middleton from 1 North Wealth Services enjoying his leisure time rowing his paddle board down the Indian River.

in turn attracts many high quality investment and

financial management companies that produce excellent

with the people you have entrusted your financial future to.

results for their clients.

Both the financial strategy and making your strategy a legal

There are seminars sponsored by many of the financial

reality takes both time and money.

planners offering free dinners and lunches to attend a fact

Brian Harris at Premier Planning and Jay Middleton and his

finding seminar, meetings available at no charge and a number

partner, Jim Brennan at One North Wealth, I have known

of options to do your own research on the many optional ways

and worked with since they began their businesses decades

to plan for your future.

ago. All locally involved in the Annapolis community and

We have selected our favorite, both locally owned and operated.

all enjoy great reputations in the community. They have

It’s great being able to share lunch, dinner, or a glass of wine

definitely been a real asset to our own personal lifestyle. Lifestyles in Annapolis 83


Last November, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) was signed into law averting a United States default and deferring further discussion of U.S. debt and spending levels until after 2016’s presidential and congressional elections. While the new law simplifies some issues for our nation’s leaders, it may complicate others because the BBA includes provisions that affect Social Security retirement benefits.

SocialSecurity Security rules are changing – again – again Social rules are changing

CNBC reported a paper published by The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimated these strategies could cost roughly $10 billion each year.7

When the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000 (SCFWA) was signed into law, it eliminated the Social Security earnings test for Americans who reach full retirement age and want to continue to work.2 (Full retirement age for people born after 1943 is about 66. For those born after 1960, full retirement age is 67.3) The earnings test, which remains in place for Social Security beneficiaries who are younger than full retirement age, causes $1 of benefits to be withheld for every $2 in earnings above the annual earnings limit.4

That claim has been disputed by other experts in the field who argue few new retirees are able to delay taking benefits long enough to truly maximize their income from Social Security. The Decision to Delay Social Security Benefits, a 2012 paper written by John Shoven, Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and economist Sita Nataraj Slavov, reported:8, pgs 2 and 33

While the SCFWA was a welcome change for many Americans of retirement age, it changed the way taxpayers approached Social Security benefits. Prior to the SCFWA, many people thought, as the Social Security Administration suggested, they would receive approximately the same amount of benefits whether they retired early, at full retirement age, or later. Early retirees received lower benefit payments than people who retired at full retirement age or later, and late retirees received higher payments than people who retired at full retirement age or earlier.3

We have shown that delaying Social Security is actuarially advantageous for a large subset of the population… However, we find little empirical evidence that actual claiming behavior is related to the actuarial advantage of delay. Indeed, most individuals appear to claim shortly after reaching age 62 or stopping work. Labor supply appears to be the primary determinant of the claiming decision. We do find a consistent relationship between education levels and delayed claiming, possibly because education may be associated with financial literacy or a longer life expectancy.”

While that may have been true at one time, rapidly increasing longevity caused some experts to reach a different conclusion. Laurence Kotlikoff, a professor of Economics at Boston University, wrote:5

While there is a clear monetary advantage to delaying Social Security benefits, few people actually chose to delay, so the cost to the system may not have been as high as projected.

For a high-earning, 60-year-old couple…if they wait until 70 to collect their retirement benefits, they will still be up $350,000 compared to taking their retirement benefits at 62. That’s the power of being able to wait to collect a 76 percent greater check every month from age 70 through 100 if you live that long.” One of the unexpected consequences of the SCFWA was it created loopholes in the Social Security system. By employing specific claiming strategies, taxpayers could increase the amount of lifetime benefits they received from Social Security.6 Receiving higher benefits helped Social Security recipients; however, paying higher benefits had the potential to put additional stress on an already taxed Social Security system. 84 Lifestyles in Annapolis

BBA changes claiming rules Regardless of analysis suggesting the cost of claiming strategies could be much lower than believed, the BBA’s new rules eliminate two claiming strategies – “Claim and Suspend” and “Claim Now, Claim More Later” – rather abruptly. • Claim and Suspend (a.k.a. file and suspend strategy). The strategy allows individuals to claim and then voluntarily suspend their Social Security benefits. Since they suspend the benefits, they can accrue delayed retirement credits. When a working person claims and suspends benefits, his or her spouse can claim spousal benefits, allowing a couple to receive benefits today, and receive benefits enhanced by delayed retirement credits in the future if the working spouse claims benefits after full retirement age.9


Come in to meet with the Premier Planning Professionals and get your FREE Social Security Maximization Report . • This valuable report and introduction to Social Security and designed

to provide you the optimal filing strategy with YOUR life in mind. Collect Now or Later



Individual and Joint Lifetime Benetits

Comparison of Lifetime Benefits

Spousal Benefit Planning Survivors Benefits I mpact of Working in Retirement Social Security Taxation



Optimized Filing Timeline

Important Retirement Dates

Filling the Income Gap

The wealth management professionals at Premier Planning Group can help clients estimate the most financially advantageous strategy in order to maximize Social Security benefits. Using advanced software, our experts can input a client’s Social Security data to find the best withdrawal date down to the month and week. This tool is effective for clients who are near retirement age and are considering whether to collect Social Security or to engage personal or spousal benefits, as well as for younger clients who are planning a careerlong wealth management strategy for themselves and their families.

The new rules established by the BBA will make Claim and Suspend strategies unavailable beginning May 1, 2016. As a result Americans who are at (or past) full retirement can take advantage of the opportunity, but they must claim and suspend before April 30, 2016.10 • Claim Now, Claim More Later (a.k.a. restricted application strategy). This strategy allows married individuals to claim spousal benefits from Social Security while not claiming their personal benefits. Delaying personal benefits means they are able to earn delayed retirement credits. When they reach full retirement age, they can choose between receiving their personal benefits or receiving their spousal benefits.9 The new rules eliminate this strategy at the end of the year. Americans who reach age 62 in 2016 may be able to employ it, but younger Americans will not have the opportunity.11 If you are currently employing these strategies, you may be grandfathered. More information will be available when the Social Security Administration offers its interpretation of the new rules, and that should happen before the end of this year.12 If either of these strategies is a part of your current retirement plan, and you are not at an age where you can execute the strategy, you may want to work with a financial professional to redesign your plan.

*According to

Sources: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 This material was prepared by Peak Advisor Alliance. Peak Advisor Alliance is not affiliated with Summit Financial Group, Inc. Premier Planning Group is an independent firm with securities offered through Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC. Advisory services offered through Summit Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. 115 West Street, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 2140 1 • 443-837-2520 This material was prepared by Peak Advisor Alliance. Peak Advisor Alliance is not affiliated with Summit Financial Group, Inc.

115 West Street 4th Floor, Annapolis, MD 21401

(443) 837-2520 fax: (410) 216-9515


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North Wealth Services is excited

ning and excels in wealth management.

to announce that Margo Cook, a

Her central focus has always been what is

Certified Fund Raising Executive

best for her clients. She is passionate about

(CFRE) and Chartered Advisor in

the arts, financial education, healthcare,

Philanthropy (CAP) with more than a dec-

the Chesapeake Bay, and the welfare of

ade of professional nonprofit management

children; we are pleased to welcome her to

and finance experience has joined the firm

our team.”

as an Investment Advisor Representative. For the past ten years, Cook has

Margo is a graduate of the University of Miami and St. Mary’s High School in

Margo Cook, Certified Fund Raising Executive

(CFRE) and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP)

served in development director roles for

Annapolis, MD. She has deep roots in

Anne Arundel Medical Center Founda-

the community and intends to continue

member of the Annapolis Library De-

tion, United States Naval Academy Foun-

to invest in the success and betterment

velopment Committee, Special Olympics

dation, and the University of Miami.

of the local community. The Cook family

MD Development Committee, the Christ

Jim Brennan, Managing Partner of 1

has been on the eastern shore of Mary-

Church Episcopal Day School Develop-

North Wealth Services praised Cook’s

land for more than 40 years and been a

ment Committee, and serves as an Anne

qualifications and went on to say, “Margo

part of the local waterman industry for

Arundel Medical Center Patient & Family

is dedicated and passionate about helping

more than 35 years.

Advisor. She is a member of Anne Arun-

people and families plan for the future, en-

Margo serves on the board of the

del Women Giving Together (AAWGT).

joy the present, and live the lives they have

Association of Fundraising Professionals

She also supports and volunteers with

always dreamed of. Margo has a proven

-MD, the Chesapeake Planned Giving

other various nonprofits throughout the

track record of success in strategic plan-

Council, and The Betty Effect. She is also a

region as a consultant and an advocate.

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1 North Wealth Service -

Transforming your success into financial freedom. Why Choose 1 North Wealth? 1 North works with individuals, families and business owners seeking to achieve their financial goals and visions. According to Jay Middleton, principal at the firm, “Our financial planning model is deeper, more detailed and adaptive to our clients’ changing needs. We offer an investment process that is a smarter approach – focusing on the long term instead of trying to always beat the market.”

1 North Wealth is Transparent. 1 North Wealth Services has a fiduciary responsibility to act in our clients’ best interest. As a fee-only firm, our clients always know what they are paying for – no hidden fees! We do not accept any fees

1 North Wealth’s success is based on trust and confidence. 1 North Wealth’s success is derived from the trust and confidence our clients place in our expertise. We take great pride in helping our clients achieve their financial and personal goals. We believe our investment philosophy and approach to client services are essential factors that allow us to offer the most comprehensive financial planning and wealth managemwent services possible—services that are always in our clients’ best interest, while always striving to protect our clients’ privacy, identity and data.

1 North Wealth Supports The Community. At 1 North Wealth we don’t just invest in the success of our clients - we also invest in the success and betterment of our community. Our philanthropic efforts support our mission and make a difference in the community we live and work in. For more than 30 years, we have contributed volunteer hours and company dollars to many different non-profit organizations in our community including AAMC, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Partners in Care and Financial Education Foundation (FEF).

or compensation based on product sales. As Fee-only advisors we have fewer potential conflicts of interest, allowing us to provide more comprehensive advice. We base our business on our relationships, partnering with our clients to establish a unique, long term, financial planning and wealth management plan that sets them up for success.

For more information about 1 North Wealth Services, visit 1 North Wealth Services, LLC (CRD# 115948) Headquartered in Annapolis, MD Also represented in Centreville, MD and Dagsboro, DE

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Jonathan M. Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Board and a member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the U.S., and is also Chairman of its subsidiary, Loews Hotels & Resorts. During his tenure as CEO of Loews Hotels & Resorts, Tisch engineered the company's expansion and emergence as a leading luxury hotel brand by infusing the properties with a widely praised corporate culture that places a high value on partnerships that empower employees, satisfy customers, contribute to communities, and improve the bottom line.


Believing you can do well and do good at the same time, Tisch is a champion of corporate responsibility and active citizenship. He initiated the Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy over 25 years ago, the first of its kind in the hospitality industry and the recipient of the U.S. President’s Service Award. He is the naming benefactor of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at his alma mater etaining an attorney can be a complex decision. In Annapolis, the decision-making Tufts University, where he currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. process can be simplified by is thealso factthe that manyVice-Chairman of our local attorneys are very activePartnership. Tisch former of the Welfare to Work

in the community and are very accessible. Their involvement is largely influenced by

Tisch is the author of three bestselling books: The Power of We: Succeeding Through

the fact that the Maryland StatePartnerships; government Chocolates and the Anne County are onArundel the Pillow Aren’tCourthouse Enough: Reinventing the Customer

Experience; and Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World. He was also the based in Annapolis, our state capital, along with all of the social perks such as the yacht clubs,

host of the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award-winning television series, Beyond

restaurants, and other lifestyle things we all dowith to enjoy ourselves. haveheshared the Boardroom Jonathan Tisch,We where spokewith with you some of America's most CEOs and business luminaries in one-on-one interviews. our top attorney picks based onpreeminent personal experience in business and personal life.

Nationally recognized as a leader of the multi-billion dollar travel and tourism industry,

As you see from the pictures and write-ups, these attorneys areelected regularofficials people and just the likepublic you about the industry’s Tisch works tirelessly to educate significant economic, social, and diplomatic contributions. founded and served as and me. They work hard and are concerned about understanding your specific problemHe and

Chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable, and now serves as Chairman Emeritus

providing you with the best andofmost personalized solution the options. most Travel cases they will its successor organization, UnitedInStates Association. grant you a free consultation to discuss your case and give you the estimated cost of the path

Tisch is also committed to a vibrant tourism industry in New York City, where for

you may choose to take. It is best to ask policyas is Chairman prior to your visit.& Company, the city’s official tourism nearly sixwhat yearstheir he served of NYC

marketing agency and convention and visitors bureau. Concurrent with his national efforts to help stimulate travel and tourism in the aftermath of September 11th, Tisch served as Chairman of New York Rising, which played an instrumental role in reviving tourism and the local economy. In recognition for his leadership and civic involvement, Crain’s New York Business named him one of the first 10 members selected for their Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who have transformed the City in both their professional work and in their civic and philanthropic activities. Crain’s has previously named Tisch one of the “Top Ten Most Influential Business Leaders” and the Executive Council of New York named him “CEO of the Year” in 2006. Jon’s passion for the metropolitan area and love of football prompted Tisch to join Jets owner Woody Johnson as co-chairs of the bid committee established to bring Super Bowl XLVIII to the region. Tisch served as co-chair of the historic 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, estimated to have contributed more than half a billion dollars to the regions’ economy.

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n 1962 Sam Brown moved to Annapolis on his birthday with his parents, Abraham (Brownie) and Lu Brown, and his three siblings, Debbie, Stephen and George. His mother still lives in the house Sam’s parents purchased in 1962.

Sam grew up in a home where family, religion, country, music and education were important. His dad was a music teacher and professional singer, while his mother stayed at home until she began working for the Board of Education. They taught the Brown clan the importance of education, respect, honesty and gave them a strong work ethic. Sam graduated from Annapolis High School, attended Anne Arundel Community College, transferred into University of Virginia and then obtained his Law Degree from the American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. He married and had three children, Sarah, Sammy and Lexi. Then with his marriage to Donna in 2013, with the addition of Mickey, Johnny, Annie and Georgia, they grew to a family of nine. If you know Sam, you know that, "there is no substitute for close family." Until his father's death, Sam received a call, or message from his dad every day telling him that, "We (his mom and dad) love you." It was his parents who instilled these strong family values and built the foundation that holds the Brown family together as they continue his parents' legacy. Sam believes in immersing himself in activities; and his Church and the Annapolis community are solid recipients of this belief, "Annapolis is its own family. Everyone from Annapolis eventually comes back; and everyone who comes wants to stay." One of the great things

about Annapolis is the closeness of the town and the people who share their lives here, "It it nice to walk up Main Street and be greeted daily by friends and even strangers." Sam started practicing in Annapolis in December of 1976. (A bicentennial beginning) He became a partner at Hillman, Brown and Darrow on January 1, 1978, after the death of Noah Hillman, and founded Hillman, Brown and Darrow in 1979 with RichSamuel J. Brown ard Hillman and Michael Darrow. HBD, Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A. is a full-service law Since 1983 Sam has practiced out of firm representing clients throughout 221 Duke of Goucester Street; and as Maryland and of December 19, 2016, Sarah Brown Washington, D.C. will join the firm. Over the years, he has served on countless community boards and taken the opportunity to give back to Annapolis. Two of his most recent endeavors are working with historical groups focusing on the '14 Presidents Before Washington' and serving on the Library Foundation Board, helping to raise funds for the Anne Arundel County Library system. Annapolis is a Lifestyle, "here you have the opportunity to meet so many people from every walk of life. Annapolis is made up of so many diverse groups that there is no end to its charm and character." According to Sam, while Annapolis may appear like a sleepy little town, still waters run deep. Every season brings new activity and with every new activity, comes a new and exciting experience. Sam calls Annapolis his home and is proud of everything that his family has accomplished here. He can't wait to see what the future holds. His office is just steps away from the Maryland Statehouse, the Govenor's House and the County Courthouse. His family at Hillman, Brown and Darrow (HBD) has been a fixture in Annapolis for a long time. On the celebration of his 40th year practicing Law, we slalute Sam for the difference he has, and will continue to make, to his family, his church , his town, his county and his clients. Lifestyles in Annapolis 89


Hillman, Brown & Darrow A full-service law firm representing clients throughout Maryland and washington, DC.


ocated steps away from the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court House, in the heart of downtown Annapolis, Hillman Brown & Darrow has resided at 221 Duke of Gloucester Street since first opening its doors on October 1, 1979. The seeds of success were planted when founder Noah A. Hillman opened his practice in 1929, setting a good example of humanitarian and philanthropic activities, with his involvement in the community and the local government. The deep roots, traditions and core values of Hillman, Brown & Darrow are as enduring as the 115 year old historic building they occupy.

HBD’s lawyers and staff are not satisfied, however, with just enjoying their successful, long respected reputation. Inside the doors of the historic building everyone is striving to keep up with the ever changing law and technology while maintaining a deep personal commitment to helping clients with a wide array of needs. With over 200 years of combined experience, the attorneys of HBD are a true full- service law firm. Practice areas include divorce, separation agreements, custody and support, juvenile issues, adoption, criminal and traffic matters and DWIs, appellate practice, real estate development, business, commercial and corporate law, estate planning, probate, landlord and tenant matters, small claims, personal injury, and workers’ compensation. Their

Hillman, Brown & Darrow is a full-service law firm dedicated to serving our clients, the law and the community.” According to one of many satisfied clients, “This has been one of the hardest journeys I have taken. I heard you were the best and I am thankful I picked you…..You have done a terrific job for me. Thank you for getting me through my past.” 90 Lifestyles in Annapolis


From LEft to right: H.Winship wheatley, iii, of counsel, Marietta B. Warren, Jonathan E. Pasterick, Daniel J. Mellin, Samuel J. Brown, Michael p. Darrow, M. Evelyn Spurgin, Crighton A. Chase, Lauren A. TOrggler, Brian D. Lyman

experience is enhanced by the pride each attorney takes in personalizing every client’s experience. The Firm’s partners: Samuel J. Brown, Michael P. Darrow, Daniel J. Mellin, M. Evelyn Spurgin, and Jonathan E. Pasterick are leaders in their legal fields and the community. The firm’s roster of experienced, skilled attorneys also includes H. Winship Wheatley, III, of counsel, Brian D. Lyman, Marietta B. Warren, Crighton A. Chase, and Lauren A. Torggler. The firm is happy to welcome Sarah Brown, as an associate with the firm, beginning in December 2016, fresh off of a clerkship with an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge. The considerable knowledge and talent of these Annapolis Attorneys is confirmed by the awards and accolades year after year. HBD has been honoured by Super Lawyers, Baltimore Magazine Smart CEO, Avvo, and The Capital’s Readers’ Choice for Best Attorneys. They have also been recognized by What’s Up Annapolis for Leading Lawyers since their inaugural issue in 2009. For more details about the attorneys, practice areas and the history of Hillman, Brown & Darrow please visit their website at

Hillman, Brown & Darrow, P.A. 221 Duke of Gloucester Street , PO Box 668, Annapolis, MD 21404-0668

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I enjoy conversations with people about their legal problems and how to resolve them both legally and practically.�

Daniel G. Downer, Jr. Attorney at Law

Experience at


racticing law for over 30 years, Dan Downer

RICO) to business transactions and estate planning

has acquired experience in many areas of the

and administration matters. As a younger lawyer, Dan

law. Dan's concentration is on individuals

would get referrals in Alexandria, VA from a lawyer who

and small businesses providing not only

represented individuals from all walks of life. Dan would

legal options but practical solutions. "I try to

meet with them on Saturday mornings to advise them on

be a problem-solver the best I can with the least cost. Legal

the legal issues that they were facing across the Potomac in

cost should not be a road block to necessary legal services.

Maryland. Dan did not turn anyone away. Currently, he is

When I meet with a client for an initial consultation, I try

moving away from litigation and prefers estate planning,

to advise them of all sides of the issues that they are facing

estate administration, business planning and contracts,

and to give them some substantive advice in order for them

including assisting business owners and professionals plan

to decide the breadth and depth of the legal assistance that

for the future including transitioning to retirement.

they need and want.�

In 2016, Dan’s career was acknowledged by Anne Arundel

Over the years, Mr. Downer has been involved in

County and the State of Maryland through the U.S. Small

many areas from unique litigation (i.e. Civil Rights,

Business Administration. In May, Dan Downer was

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93 recognized as the 2016 Small Business Attorney Advocate of the Year. Dan's father, who owned a dry cleaning business in Southwest Washington, D.C., and mother, a stenographer, raised Dan to work hard and appreciate the rewards and challenges a small business owner faces. Small business owners face complex issues and Dan makes every effort to simplify the legal process for them. Dan connects with local businesses through networks and

Awards 2016 Small Business Attorney of the Year 2016 Attorney Advocate of the Year-Severna Park /Arnold Chamber of Commerce

through his approach to helping them move in the direction of their goals. Initial consultations are FREE and Dan will work with a potential client to provide as many options as may be available.

Preserving family wealth as legal counsel:

Dan Downer studied at the University of Virginia majoring in economics before studying law at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. While

Administration of Estates Guardianships and Family Law Elder Law Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

interning with the Department of Natural Resources during the spring of his second year of law school, he fell in love with Annapolis. "Annapolis is a special town beyond its great history. With very unique schools—St. John's College and the United States Naval Academy, it is not only a college town, a tourist town and a government town, but a hometown." Dan moved to Annapolis fresh out of law school. He has practiced in downtown




the city limits his entire career. Dan and his wife are well versed in the lifestyle of Annapolis because their two sons attended Annapolis High

Legal services • Alternative Dispute Resolutions • Mediation • Business Law and Litigation • Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs • Real Estate transactions and litigation • Title Insurance Claims

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School and they sponsored many midshipmen over a twelve year period. Dan adds, "I always find Annapolitans to be interesting, smart and funny. Annapolis is just a great town in which

Daniel G. Downer, Jr. Attorney at Law

107 Ridgely Ave # 9, Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 570-1200

to live and work." Lifestyles in Annapolis 93


Meet our team of experienced attorneys. Our five outstanding attorneys Pictured from left: J. Donald Braden, Patrick E. Thompson, Michael-Anne T. Mundy, E. Sean Poltrack, T. Joseph McQueeney

For All Your Legal and Real Estate Needs Law offices of Braden, Thompson & Poltrack and Mundy, LLP Administrative Law • Bankruptcy • Business Law • Civil Litigation • Contract Disputes

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Our experienced attorneys and staff are pleased to provide representation in the following areas of law: • Civil Litigation • Criminal Defense • Family Law • Business Formation • Business Transactions • Real Estate Settlements • Land Use


he lawyers and staff at Braden, Thompson, Poltrack & Mundy, LLP, are pleased to

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in the areas of civil litigation, family law, real estate, criminal defense, estate planning, bankruptcy, and business law, the lawyers at Braden, Thompson, Poltrack & Mundy, LLP, provide their clients with confident

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and effective representation that is supported with over 100 years of combined experience.

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Serving our local community Braden, Thompson, Poltrack & Mundy are involved in the community, the office is involved in several local organizations such as the Queen Anne’s County Anti-Bullying, Queen Anne’s County Senior Summit. Also Sean and Joey participate in Career Day at the local Middle Schools to speak about their career.

Visit us at our office conveniently located along Route 50, at the Piney Creek Road exit (Exit 39)

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The attorneys at Klein & Associates LLC apply their extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. Our experienced attorneys can help you with:

■ Residential home sales

transactions ■ Commercial property sales

transactions ■ Homeowners associations issues ■ Prepare loan documents

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Diana L. Klein



n addition to owning her own law firm, Klein & Associates, LLC, Diana Klein owns and operates her own full-service real estate brokerage firm, Lawyer’s Realty, LLC (www.; 443-569-4576) and owns and operates a title company, Lawyer’s Title & Escrow Services, LLC (www.; 443-569-4575). Diana is a licensed attorney in New Jersey and Maryland and has been working in real estate for the past 20 years. Klein &

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SHOPPING Annapolis Cigar Company............................. 47 Annapolis Marine Art Gallery.......................... 47 Blanca Flor.................................................... 43 Helly Hansen................................................. 46 Mt. Kim Martial Arts....................................... 46 Ron George Jewelers...............................44-45 WR Chance Diamond Jewelers .................... 47 Zachary’s Jewelers .........................Back Cover

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Annapolis Acupuncture & Integrative Healing, LLC.................................................. 66 Dr. David Handelsman , DDS......................... 67

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