The Faces of Annapolis 2020

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W E L C O M E T O T H E FA C E S O F A N N A P O L I S 2 0 2 0 In this issue, you will find profiles of leading professionals in our community. We offered them this very special advertising opportunity because they have all developed outstanding businesses and are most qualified to serve you. Also, we are proud to feature on our cover Adrienne A. Jones, the new Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. Jones is the first African-American female and the first woman to lead our House of Delegates. We esteem her as a guiding light in our state and believe we have much to learn from her and her commitment to serving others. Along with House Speaker Jones, we offer well-researched suggestions for wonderful day trips for every month of the upcoming year. Also, check out our list of restaurants that scored high marks with our food critic for their take-out meals. Special thanks to the team of professionals who helped us produce Faces: Elizabeth Davis, Ryan and Samantha Gladhill, Carly Hemingway, Christine Fillat, Tony Lewis, Pete Albert, Donna Weaver, Barb Eilertsen, and Patricia Stainke. We hope you will hold on to this magazine as a resource and consult it often throughout the year. Enjoy! Robert Haywood and Kymberly Taylor

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When we were considering distinguished Marylanders for our cover story, Adrienne A. Jones immediately came to mind. Building on strength and intelligence rather than bravado, Jones has broken through to the highest levels of government. In 2019, after many years of faithful and noteworthy service, doing her job well earned her the position of Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates by a unanimous vote. When we read in the Washington Post that Jones shies away from media attention, we were crestfallen. However, when she learned that we wanted to feature a leader who could lift us up during these truly challenging times, she agreed to an interview and allowed us to photograph her in the House chambers. The first African-American and first woman Speaker in Maryland in history, Jones has had a long career in public service. A member of the House of Delegates representing Baltimore County since 1997, she has served on well over thirty task forces, committees, and commissions, and has received many honors for her public service. We thank her for her leadership and look forward to the upcoming year. ANNAPOLIS HOME: During your childhood and early development, who inspired you the most and why? ADRIENNE JONES: If I were to choose one person who inspired me the most during my childhood and early development, it would be my late mother, Eula Mae Williams. I was her only daughter, growing up with four brothers. She wanted to make sure as a young girl growing into adulthood that I conducted myself properly. One of her most favorite sayings/words of advice was “Be yourself, or you will be by yourself,” meaning “Be authentic and don’t pretend to be something that you’re not”—words that I still abide by to this day. My mother also taught me the importance of obtaining a good education, doing for others through public service, and striving to be the best that I could be. I firmly believe it is due to my mother’s early support and inspiration that I hold the public service position I hold today as Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. AH: You are the first African-American and the first woman Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. From your perspective, why is diversity important yet so hard to achieve? AJ: Diversity is important because it offers a different perspective in dealing with the myriad issues that come before us in the Maryland House of Delegates. I would differ with you that diversity is so hard to achieve. As the 107th Speaker and first African-American and woman, I was pleased that our current members are more reflective of our State. This is, in part, thanks to organizations that assist and encourage women and persons of color to run for office. As a result, we have a record number of both women and persons of color in the Maryland House of Delegates.

AJ: The blueprint is a once-in-a-generation plan to revolutionize education in Maryland. It’s built on the principle that every child deserves the best education— regardless of zip code. Unfortunately, finding consensus on the price tag for that investment has been the problem. The blueprint is fully funded for the first 3-4 years. The biggest potential hurdle, therefore, would be funding in future years. However, I believe that eventually, there will be extraordinary returns on the financial investment we are making with the blueprint for Maryland’s future. AH: What has the Coronavirus pandemic taught you professionally and personally? AJ: Along with the Senate President, the COVID-19 Workgroup was established to focus on the delivery of critical services of state government during the crisis. We have worked collaboratively with Governor Hogan and his administration since the end of session in March. I have seen how, despite some of our differences, we have come together as a community to support one another. I am especially proud of the encouragement that has been shown to those on the front lines of this battle— doctors, nurses, paramedics, caregivers, firefighters, and police officers whose daily focus is keeping us safe, and providing help and support to those who are affected by this pandemic and to their families. Personally, I have adapted to communicating with my family through various social media venues and wearing a protective mask and gloves when I go to a public place. It also got me to be at home more than I have ever been before, and as a result, I have gotten some much-needed rest and some projects done around my house.

AH: You have a blueprint to make Maryland a better place, with a particular focus on investing in schools. What will be your biggest hurdle? 3


Custom Building GR E G Y O U N G E R

Greg Younger, owner of Younger Construction in Annapolis, grew up working with his father in the construction business. Over the years, Greg learned that he had both a gift for craftsmanship and a talent for understanding how to remodel a home to fit a client’s needs. Greg loved the satisfaction he felt when he completed a project and his clients were overjoyed with the results. To him, there was no better feeling. Greg still works every day to achieve the same results. Younger Construction is highly skilled in both residential construction and light commercial construction. The company specializes in custom homes, renovations, additions, and kitchens and bathrooms in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Queen Anne’s counties. Before any work starts, Greg meets with potential clients to discuss their desires and vision. He listens to their expectations of the design, timeline and budget. Greg’s infectious energy helps clients overcome their fears and get excited about the project. After Greg gets to know the client’s needs, he helps them select a design they will be happy with in the long run. Even before the work 4

has begun, clients are amazed at the process. Greg and his detailoriented crew do not cut any corners. They pride themselves on being perfectionists and they understand the importance of clean lines. Above all, they strive to meet and exceed all client expectations. Greg checks in with his clients regularly to make sure they are happy with how the project is going. This personal touch engages clients and enables them to be part of the process. Instead of feeling like a chore, the project feels more like a fun hobby. Seeing the look of joy on a client’s face when a job is complete is what attracted Greg to the business decades ago. Today, it’s still his favorite part of the job.

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Interior Design A R L E N E C R I TZ O S Arlene Critzos founded Interior Concepts, Inc. in 1979 and has been creating beautiful interiors ever since. It is her personal experience which encompasses European studies, travel, and multiple decorative arts degrees that influence her appeal for international interiors and create a broad range of design capabilities. “To me, interior design is not just a career, it’s a passion,” explains Critzos. She and her team of highly talented senior design staff are known for their impeccable taste and professional manner. They approach every project by first gaining a total understanding of the client’s needs, quality expectations, budget and timing. Then, they work from concept to completion to create the right balance between a homeowner’s lifestyle and design. Their most recent projects span the style spectrum—from a relaxed island retreat and a modern mountain

aerie to an urban contemporary abode and a refined French residence in the most prestigious addresses. They have worked all over the U.S. as well as England, Spain, the Middle East, Malaysia, and China. Now in her 41st year in business, Arlene has grown Interior Concepts into a full-service, multi-tiered, award-winning design firm with 50 employees, a 50,000-square foot warehouse, its own full-service delivery team and a top tier roster of clients.


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Financial Planning GR E G O RY O ST R O W S K I , managing part ner Your financial future. Few things are as important or as intimidating to contemplate. From wealth management to retirement planning, handling your money isn’t a trip you should plan to take alone. Greg Ostrowski understands this and develops strategies to address each client’s unique situation. His overarching goal is to provide visibility on a client’s “big picture” so they can make proactive decisions. For those nearing retirement, this might mean mapping out an income strategy; it’s one thing to save and grow assets, but another thing entirely to make a plan for assets to last. For those just starting to accumulate wealth, it might mean prioritizing and automating savings. As a long-time Annapolitan, Greg was the youngest of five children in a Navy family; his wife Sabrina is an accountant in Annapolis; his sister owns Weems Creek Nursery School in West Annapolis, where his brother also owns Redds Automotive. Greg and Sabrina have four children—Patrick, Evangeline, Everett and Amelia. 6

Greg holds a degree in Finance from Villanova University. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ and a Forbes contributor. Greg has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Registered Investment Advisor by, featured in Baltimore Magazine as a 2019 Five Star Wealth Manager and voted “Best Financial Advisor” in The Capital ’s Reader’s Choice Awards four times. Greg and his wife, Sabrina, are board members of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Building Traditions Society. Greg also serves on the St. Mary’s Alumni Association board. Getting to know you, your hopes and your goals is an essential element in the wealth management equation and in Greg’s work.

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The New Annapolis Carpet & Floors TONY & FRANK INANLOO Annapolis Carpet & Floors, founded by Frank Inanloo and son Tony Inanloo, will soon open its doors for the first time in the summer of 2020. Frank, who ended his successful partnership with Modern Carpet One, will embark upon a new business journey and is particularly excited to team up with his son Tony. Frank and Tony’s new company is grounded in over 30 years of exceptional service, design expertise and knowledge of flooring in Annapolis. In fact, this venture is a dream in the making. Frank has mentored Tony for the past 18 years in the flooring industry. “I saw in him the capabilities and his dedication. His young energy and vision will help us usher in a new generation of exceptional personal customer care and we will evolve the future of the flooring industry,” he reflects. What distinguishes Annapolis Carpet & Floors is the creative vision of father and son. A stunning new showroom will spotlight the latest in sustainable products. Their brand new showroom will highlight wall-to-wall carpeting, natural wools, hardwoods, tiles, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, as well as custom rugs and stair runners. Unusual and rare selections culled from international sources will appeal to interior designers, custom builders and anyone seeking a unique look. A highly skilled in-house crew will install the flooring, which comes with a lifetime guarantee. The environment mirrors the store’s mission—to help customers find the perfect flooring for their needs. The showroom is calm, appointed with touches of rough wood,

unusual colors, and artistic displays to encourage customers to relax, decompress and simply enjoy the process. Tony and Frank are especially proud of a new line of products that speaks to the spirit of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. These include tile, carpet, and flooring with blues and yellows—paying homage to the Naval Academy—as well as nautically-inspired products with unique textures, patterns and colors expressing the joy and movement of the Chesapeake Bay. Drop in and take a look at this new showroom. Together, Tony and Frank have cultivated and served many special clients over the years in the area and look forward to many more satisfied clients in their new venture.


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Aesthetic Lasers AMY F L E M I N G , PA - C Amy Fleming, PA-C, is a duly Board Certified Physician Assistant who found her passion and true calling in the field of aesthetic dermatology, which she practices at ProMD Health. Amy has over 25 years of experience in the medical field and has perfected her craft with skill and artistry while catering to her patients’ desires and expectations. Over a decade ago, Amy became inspired to focus solely on aesthetics after being a consumer herself. Her medical expertise combined with her experience being in the treatment chair herself makes her a passionate provider who understands just what it takes to Look and Feel Younger. She believes that gaining trust and building relationships are the foundation to having success, and she treats every face and body with care as if it were her own. Amy is a leading member and the Director of Aesthetic Provider training for the medical team at ProMD Health. She works tirelessly specializing in both helping patients look younger on the outside with her aesthetic treatments and feel younger on the inside with her knowledge of hormone optimization and interventional endocrinology. Her diligence and consistent practice have earned her many honors such as being hailed as an ExpertInjector™, National Trainer, Leading Educator, and Laser specialist by big names in the 8

field such as Allergan, Galderma, Sciton and several others. Amy believes that everyone is unique and has their own vision around what it takes to feel beautiful, healthy, and confident. Her greatest joy comes from helping people achieve that vision. When not at ProMD Health, you can find Amy on the local baseball fields watching her two boys play ball, or out having dinner downtown with her husband and friends. Some local favorites are Vin 909, Preserve, and Tsunami. She encourages you to stop her and say hello sometime; she loves getting to know her clients and neighbors. “I am rewarded every day when a patient looks in the mirror and loves what I have done, or they tear up because I improved something that has bothered them for years. I say to myself, ‘This is why I love my job. This is what I am meant to do.’” - Amy Fleming, PA-C

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Botox & Dermal Fillers D R . G E O R G E O. G AV R I L A George O. Gavrila, M.D., is a University of Maryland-trained physician whose practice, ProMD Health, caters to patients seeking the latest in cosmetic dermatology and hormone optimization. A recognized ExpertInjector™ and an experienced national physician instructor, Dr. Gavrila understands that personal fulfillment comes from both rejuvenating one’s appearance and regaining one’s confidence. He has dedicated his life to fulfilling these wishes for his patients by specializing in myriad cosmetic procedures such as painfree BOTOX ®, nonsurgical filler based face-lifts, and transformational laser treatments. He always delivers an elegant, noninvasive approach to restoring an individual’s youth and vitality.

Dr. Gavrila’s favorite quote is: “He who dares to teach, must never cease to learn.” In that spirit, he is a member of numerous professional societies, including The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS). Through his open mindset and vast experience, Dr. Gavrila has earned the most prestigious statuses offered in his field: Black Diamond BOTOX ®, JUVEDERM ® injector, Presidential Elite Dysport ® and Restylane ® injector, and Bella Diamond Bellafill ® injector, as seen on The Dr. Oz Show and appearing in The New York Times.

When he’s not practicing his artistry, you may run into Dr. Gavrila and his French bulldog, Cru, around their favorite haunts in downtown Annapolis, such as Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Osteria 177. He encourages you to stop him around town for a quick hello, as he is very excited to meet his neighbors. Believing in the Annapolitan tradition of service to others, Dr. Gavrila has made service a key part of ProMD Health’s mission, regularly supporting many charities such as the Child Abuse Center and the Animal Rescue Care Shelter.

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Pictured left to right. Christy Oliff, Linda Oliff-Rohleder, Wally Hines III, and Christopher Hines.


Appliances ADU - YOUR APPLIANCE SOURCE Christy Oliff, Linda Oliff-Rohleder, Wally Hines III, and Christopher Hines are owners of ADU, Your Appliance Source. ADU was formerly The Appliance Source and Appliance Distributors Unlimited. These two companies merged over a year ago and have rebranded with a new name, a new logo, and a new look. Founded in 1982 by Tom Oliff, ADU has grown to be one of the midAtlantic’s largest appliance dealers. With Tom’s unfortunate passing in 2017, Linda, Christy, Wally, and Christopher decided to continue his legacy on the foundation of integrity, service, and community that he built. ADU, Your Appliance Source is the destination for home builders, kitchen designers, contractors, property managers, and homeowners remodeling their kitchens. ADU’s 8 beautiful showrooms are designed to give customers the best inspiration for their dream kitchen. Their sales staff receives extensive, ongoing training, giving you confidence that you are making the right choice for your next project. 10

They are deeply aware of the issues that homeowners, designers, and contractors face, whether they are remodeling one kitchen, building one house, or developing 300 apartments. ADU strives to be the most proficient appliance supplier. ADU sets the industry standard.



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Fine Flooring M I K E L A N H AM What started as a summer job as a teenager in the family business has turned into a lifelong career. Mike Lanham has worked in the field of the hardwood flooring industry for the past 35 years. He has a passion for wood and is able to begin with the end in mind, paying great attention to quality and detail. He founded Elite Hardwood Flooring in 2000 with the ambition to become the premier hardwood flooring company in the Annapolis area. From his impressive showroom in the heart of the Annapolis design district, Mike and his team provide some of the finest wide-plank flooring in the industry. They are proud to be a Mid-Atlantic dealer and gallery for Legno Bastone, a 100% European product cut from 150 to 200-year-old, White Oak trees. In addition, Elite Hardwood Flooring is a full-service sand and finishing company. They are BONA Certified Craftsmen who use BONA dust

containment systems to keep your project clean and ensure the result you have in mind. They also provide BONA deep clean service for keeping your floors looking and feeling their very best. Quality is at the forefront of Elite Hardwood Flooring. Mike and his team are committed to working with you every step of the way to ensure your needs and desires are met to the highest of expectations. That is the legacy Mike Lanham is committed to carrying on.

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Architecture D EV I N K I M M E L , A I A , A S L A Devin Kimmel, AIA, ASLA, is the head of a fast-growing architecture firm based in Annapolis, MD. Kimmel and his talented team have decades of experience planning, designing and renovating high-end custom homes, historical mansions, waterfront estates and horse farms. They also design memorials, academic campuses, sporting venues and restaurants. The main advantage that Kimmel has over other architects is that he was trained as a landscape architect as well as an architect. This combination of architecture and landscape results in a holistic approach to design, where nature is not an afterthought but an integral part of the process. His ability to artfully integrate buildings into their landscapes separates Kimmel from the rest. Also visible in Kimmel’s designs is his substantial knowledge of classical forms and architectural history. Knowing tradition, however, does not imply that he feels bound by it. Kimmel is an expert in traditional forms, and frequently designs traditional-style architecture, but he 12

also develops plans for award-winning modern buildings. He says that even when designing a modern home, it is history that helps him to decide when and where to bend or even break traditional rules. Kimmel feels that he has accomplished his mission not when he designs a house that fits perfectly within a specific style, but when the client looks at the design and says, “Yes, this is me.” To achieve this feeling of recognition, the architect actively listens to his clients and encourages them to become members of the design team. “It is their home, not mine. I am the pencil in my client’s hand so that they can feel that the house is just for them. It’s my job to give architectural form to their vision,” reasons Kimmel. That is why, Kimmel says, the designs of his firm are so varied: because their clients are so varied.

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Windows GR E G KU N O W S KY Now more than ever, home construction and renovation projects start with windows. From large panes of plate glass to traditional mullions, windows set the tone of our homes. There is much more to windows than style alone; however, especially in the Chesapeake region. Windows must be beautiful, but they have a demanding, practical job to do as well. If you are building or renovating a home, you are in for some complex decision making—unless you are working with the right professionals. Since 1995, Architectural Window Supply in Annapolis has been the premier supplier for new construction, historical renovations or replacement projects in the National Capital Region. “We have had the pleasure of working with some of the finest architects and builders,” company owner Greg Kunowsky explains. “And our projects can be found in many of the most beautiful new and remodeled homes in the area.” Both architects and homeowners are encouraged to visit Greg and his team in their newly expanded showroom in Annapolis. It is filled

with high-quality options for every style and budget. Their hands-on approach gives customers the ability to engage with each product. “We are there to educate you and collaborate about your project,” says Kunowsky. “Our highly trained staff will consult with you about what products will be best for your project and answer any questions that you have during the process,” he adds. Architectural Windows is committed to providing the ultimate customer experience. Come visit Greg and his team in their showroom. They guarantee your satisfaction with confidence and pride.

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Landscape Architecture & Design M I C H A E L P R O KO P C H A K , A S L A 14

While working as a teenager at a local nursery, Walnut Hill Landscape Company founder Michael Prokopchak discovered his passion for plants. Over the years, Michael became more immersed in the landscape industry. In 2005, he turned his calling into a tangible business with a mission to provide exceptional value by delivering unparalleled craftsmanship and service. Through their commitment to Teamwork & Relationships, Professionalism & Integrity, a Superior Image and a keen attention to Quality and Detail they have thrived ever since while earning numerous national and local awards. Walnut Hill stands apart from others in the industry due to the range of services they provide. Whether landscape installation, hardscape, or landscape management, the team is always ready to bring your vision to life. Their dedicated team of licensed landscape architects, designers, project managers, landscape industry-certified crews and relationships with industry specialists allow them to manage complex projects while ensuring they capture the essence of the client’s desires in bringing their dreams to fruition. Walnut Hill takes great pride in their personalized approach to client relations. Their relationship-based method relies heavily on communication with clients from design to installation and throughout the year for landscape management. They always strive to provide a final product that reflects your personal style and exceeds your expectations.

Walnut Hill Landscape Company’s clients can be found in distinctive residential properties all around the Bay and beyond—including Annapolis and the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. Additionally, their Easton, Maryland office services clients on the Eastern Shore. These clients have one thing in common: a simply stunning finished product. Walnut Hill is a proud member of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Landscape Contractors Association of MD, VA, D.C. (LCA), National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Annapolis Design District.

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Home Furnishings AND ACCESSORIES

H E AT H E R & S C O T T SUMM E R S If Heather Summers isn’t assisting customers at Park Home or unpacking boxes of new items, she is scouring antique fairs in the British countryside.

for customers to create homes filled with pieces they will love for years to come.

That’s where she finds the one-of-a-kind treasures she stylishly mixes with modern and traditional furniture and accessories in her Severna Park shop.

Whether you are looking for an easy seasonal refresh or a whole room make-over, Park Home has what you are looking for. One trip to Park Home, and you will see why it is the best furniture and accessories store in greater Annapolis!

Since opening Park Home in 2017, Heather and her husband and business partner, Scott, have quickly set the standard for upscale but livable home style. Each piece, new or vintage, is handpicked for a sophisticated, curated, but comfortable look. They carry everything from the perfect hostess gift to accent pillows, mirrors, lighting, furniture and rugs.


“I offer customers a personalized experience that they won’t find in big stores.” She can custom order items as well. Ultimately the goal is

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Cindi White and Mark T. White, CMKBD



Mark T. White, CMKBD of Kitchen Encounters and his designers use the Interactive Design Process to help clients get the best results for their project and offer them many options for their kitchen design. Kitchen Encounters has been in business since 1981 and is an active member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The designers enjoy working with the area’s finest architects, builders, interior designers and craftsmen. Their award-winning designs have appeared in many regional and national publications. Kitchen Encounters has assembled a wonderful range of cabinets to meet their most discerning client’s requirements. They bring imaginative design together with quality and value for any room of your home that needs storage, organization and work/play space. The featured lines of cabinetry are chosen to not only facilitate your design, but enhance it. As clients, you’ll enjoy visiting the “home” studio built into a 1950’s Cape Cod-style house in the heart of the Annapolis Design District. In fact, Kitchen Encounters is one of the Design District’s founding members.

Let Kitchen Encounters help transform your space and enrich your home with a design that mirrors your vision of excellence. Visit their website to see their work, meet the team and learn more.

Photos top to bottom: Cathy Terranova, Designer/Sales Manager, AKBD, Allied ASID Tracy McGuinness, AKBD John Beauchamp, Designer Krissy Klingenberger, Designer

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McHale Landscape Design is a residential landscape architecture company and design-build firm dedicated to designing and constructing extraordinary residential gardens, pools, outdoor living areas, and home additions. Our office on West Street has been serving the Annapolis area for over fifteen years. McHale Landscape Design was founded in 1981 by brothers Kevin and Steve McHale. The brothers’ passion for the landscape industry began while mowing neighborhood lawns when they were just 12 years old. Their parents taught the value of hard work and financial accountability, and while still in college at West Virginia University, Kevin and Steve started the business. The early beginnings were simple: a pickup truck, a wheelbarrow, two shovels and a drafting board. Since 1981, the firm has designed, constructed, and planted residential projects, including more than 350 award-winning landscapes. Combining landscape architecture, horticulture knowledge, and field

experience, our professionally licensed and certified staff help you create beautiful gardens and living spaces. With an interactive designbuild process, McHale Landscape Design views every client as an important part of the team. Our goal is to be your Single Source for the entire project, from design to implementation to aftercare—and develop clients for life.

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Yachting on the Chesapeake M A R K A N D R EW S In a Bay filled with boats and boat dealers, work for the best. That’s what Mark Andrews thought when he joined Annapolis Yacht Sales as President in 2019. Mark’s admiration of Annapolis Yacht Sales began over 20 years ago, when he would attend the annual Annapolis Boat Show as a yacht broker. Rob Taishoff and Chris Humphreys, new owners of Annapolis Yacht Sales, had big plans for the venerable Annapolis institution and realized Mark was just the person to execute their vision. They quickly offered him a partnership and the rest, as they say, is history! Since taking the helm, Mark has expanded sales and service while preserving all that makes Annapolis Yacht Sales one of the East Coast’s premier yacht brokerages. Mark and his team offer sales and service for sail and powerboats including Beneteau, Lagoon, Edgewater, Cruiser Yachts, Steiger, and Four Winns. They do it better than anyone else! They are eleven-time winners of Beneteau’s prestigious “Dealer of the Year” award, ten-time winners 20

of their “Service Dealer of the Year” award, and winner of the Beneteau’s highly coveted “Dealer of the Decade” award. The tradition of excellence that began in a corner of Fawcett’s Boat Supply on Compromise Street in 1953 continues under Mark’s steady leadership. Raised on the water in Marblehead, MA, Mark moved to the Chesapeake 20 years ago and has been working in marine services ever since. His experience, knowledge and love of yachting life make him the perfect person to continue Annapolis Yacht Sales tradition of excellence.

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Photography T O N Y L EW I S , J R .

Meeting each project with a creative eye and attention to detail, Tony Lewis Jr translates your desired look and feel into tangible, visual content. As the founder and CEO of Tony J Photography, Tony has been an Annapolis photographer for more than a decade, with an array of photos appearing in major local and regional publications as well as private collections. A picture is worth a thousand words and in this day and age when cell phones and filters make it easy to take a picture (but perhaps not the right picture), elevate your story above the rest. From individual shoots in the studio, to on-location photography or large multi-faceted productions, complete with every accessory—

from jibs to drones and video—Tony takes your idea from concept to completion in a friendly, professional manner. Tony values working closely with clients, making even the most nervous and camera-shy client comfortable and relaxed. He combines state-of-the-art technology and talent to provide photography that is unique, showcasing the client’s personality and story.

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Exterior Home Improvements T OM F I C H T N E R Meet Tom Fichtner, President and founder of Fichtner Services. Over the last 25 years, Tom has assembled an incredible team of dedicated, hard-working, customer service-oriented professionals. Tom, along with his wife Chris, who were both raised in the Annapolis area, and the whole Fichtner Team, have helped tens of thousands of Central Maryland residents with their home improvement needs. From entire roof, siding, gutter and window replacements to small repairs completed by the in-house Service Department, the team strives for value and success in every job. They support numerous local charities, schools and organizations, and have won both local and national awards for customer service and service to the community. Fichtner Services has been voted Best Roofing, Best Siding, Best Windows and Doors, and Best Gutters in several local publications. Fichtner Services is recognized as a leader in the industry and has the backing of several major manufacturers. They are a GAF Master Elite 22

contractor, James Hardie Elite Preferred siding installer, and a Marvin Authorized Window Replacement Contractor. These long-standing relationships allow Tom and his team to stay current on training and offer the best extended warranties on the market for all your home’s exterior systems. Many contractors come and go, but as it began 25 years ago, Fichtner Services is still a local, family-owned business. They owe their longevity to the principles of honesty and integrity, quality craftsmanship with superior products, and customer satisfaction adopted by all of their employees.

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Building Materials S H AW N C A H A L L

Shawn Cahall has been managing the 84 Lumber Annapolis store since 2009, and has grown the business exponentially over the past decade. 84 Lumber is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. Shawn’s local expertise and 25 years of industry experience make him the best in the business and one of 84’s strongest managers.

services. Shawn and his team of experienced associates at 84 Lumber Annapolis can help with services ranging anywhere from building a new deck and replacing windows to designing your dream kitchen and bath.

Shawn started as a Manager Trainee at Annapolis in 1995, and managed stores in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Fredericksburg, Virginia before returning to Annapolis in 2009.

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In addition to supplying building materials, 84 Lumber Annapolis specializes in windows installation and kitchen and bath design

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Title Insurance A N D R E A L E STAT E C L O S I N G S

J E H A N N E Mc I N T Y R E E D WA R D S The State of Maryland allows homebuyers and mortgage refinance borrowers to choose their title company for real estate purchases and refinances because using an impartial and independent title company is essential to ensuring that all aspects of a real estate transaction are fair, legal and correct. In addition to investigating a property’s title history, drafting deeds and issuing title insurance, title companies hold funds in escrow on behalf of lenders, borrowers, buyers and sellers, prepare the documents and manage the closing details on settlement day. An attorney for more than 30 years, Jehanne, pronounced like “Jan,” has the experience and expertise to handle even the most complicated transaction. She and her staff work closely with buyers, sellers, real estate agents and lenders to make sure all the important details are dealt with before settlement. At closing, Jehanne explains, “I want each settlement to be smooth and understandable for our clients.” Jehanne is also “of counsel” with the venerable Buck Law Group, with whom Church Circle Title and Escrow shares office space. This 24

relationship allows her to offer additional legal services, including the preparation of deeds, contracts and addenda, easements, seller financing documents, powers of attorney and many other real property related documents. When she is not at work, Jehanne enjoys bike riding on the B&A Trail, going to the “Y” in Arnold and spending time in Rehoboth and the Adirondacks. She and her husband, Michael, a retired United States Marine officer, have two daughters, two rescue dogs and an ornery Macaw named Pablo.

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Beautiful Cabinetry J O N I Z I MM E R M A N, C K D, C B D

With 40 years of experience, Joni is the driving force behind Design Solutions, Inc. She draws upon a background in design and architecture, as well as psychology and human dynamics, to create spaces that truly work for the client. Joni designs in layers, adding detail and interest to create spaces that are timelessly classic, yet surprising and refreshing. Unique spatial challenges are one of her specialties. Joni believes the design process is most effective when they truly understand their clients—who they are as a family, how they will use the space, what are their personal aesthetic tastes and priorities. She builds a relationship with her clients, listens to their needs and guides them through the process. Her ultimate goal is to create a design

that meets the functional and financial demands of each client, while achieving a look that fits perfectly, for both the client and the home. Having built her business in Annapolis for the past 35 years, Joni now lives in Talbot County and works with clients on both sides of the Bay Bridge. She welcomes new clients to contact her.

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Personal Injury Law R I C K JA K L I T S C H “I have the greatest job in the world,” says Rick Jaklitsch, founder of The Jaklitsch Law Group. A nationally acclaimed personal injury trial attorney who has won multiple “Lawyer of the Year” awards, Rick cares deeply about his clients and his community, and he works hard to serve them both.

The Jaklitsch Law Group is a family practice in more ways than one. The majority of Rick’s clients are referred to him by people he’s previously represented, and he is trusted by generations of families. “We know we are doing right by our clients when they send their loved ones to us,” says Rick.

When people’s lives have been upended by personal injury, Rick puts their world back together again. He has handled thousands of personal injury cases, and no case is too big or too small. From winning multimillion-dollar damage awards to ensuring his clients get every penny of insurance benefits, Rick will fight for what is right for his clients.

Rick has won numerous legal awards and his firm was chosen by Global Business Insight as “Best Personal Injury Trial Law Firm – USA.” Rick is both humbled and proud that his small firm has achieved this national recognition. But he is even more proud of the impact he and his firm have made by bettering the lives of his clients.

Rick’s three-lawyer firm is like a family. Many of Rick’s staff members have worked with him for over 20 years. “I’m so lucky—I have the greatest staff. Every single person in our office is 100% committed to excellence,” explains Rick. “Everyone does whatever it takes to make sure the client is thrilled with our service and results.” This family dynamic and extraordinary staff loyalty are key to the firm’s success. 26

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Real Estate D AV I D O R S O David Orso is known as the “local boy turned Realtor.� David discovered his passion for real estate about 20 years after investing in real estate properties. As a life-long resident of the Annapolis area, David is extremely knowledgeable about the Annapolis, Severna Park and Arnold real estate markets. David leads a small team of experts which has been ranked #1 in Anne Arundel County, regardless of brokerage, for total sales volume for six years in a row. David was voted as one of the top ten agents in America by the Real Estate Institute of America, is consistently recognized by his peers as a thought leader and innovator and as a well-known speaker and author on the topic of residential real estate. During the past 36 months, David has sold over $184 million in real estate in Anne Arundel County. On average, his listings sell within 57 days and for at least 95 percent of the original list price. David built his business on several key principles: systematic attention to detail, excellence in marketing and skilled negotiations. His success in life and business demonstrate his innate ability to build and nurture

relationships and provide exceptional service to his clients with worldclass professionalism. David has a vision to elevate the standard of excellence in the residential real estate industry through his 82-point home selling system. David obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton with a major in Psychology. He earned his MBA from Loyola College of Baltimore with a concentration in Strategic Marketing. David continued his academic endeavors at Harvard University Law School in the esteemed Program on Negotiation. Visit us -

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Mouldings, M I L LW O R K , A N D D O O R S

F R A N K L I N C H R I ST O P H E R , J R . Located in Beltsville, MD, in the heart of the DC/Baltimore construction corridor, Mouldings Inc. offers the largest selection of moulding products in Maryland. Homeowners and building professionals alike can browse the large, light-filled showroom and choose from hundreds of prefabricated and custom crown and base moulding, window casings, stair parts, columns, interior and exterior doors and door hardware. The space is designed to inspire and sure to please. Owner Franklin Christopher started Mouldings Inc. five years ago with the simple goal of providing outstanding customer service. His growing customer base signals success in this regard! Franklin will brainstorm in the store or meet at a job site to measure and plan “in situ.” Either way, Franklin and his team expect to work hand in hand with every person who walks through the door. “Each customer gets as much time as they need to make sure they are satisfied,” says Franklin. “We stay involved until the project is complete,” he further explains. 28

Franklin learned the moulding business from the ground up, working as a kid for his father’s moulding distribution business. He credits this experience with giving him his unparalleled depth of product knowledge and eye for interior detail. But the customer is what really matters to him. Every customer is valuable and important, from the homeowner who wants to match 4 feet of moulding to the contractor planning an entire apartment building. “My passion,” says Franklin, “is helping people transform their homes. That’s what I really enjoy.”

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Custom Window Treatments M A R G A R ET B LU N T Since 2001, Margaret Blunt and her team at Sew Beautiful have been the go-to source for dressing the most challenging windows. Window treatments are the anchor of a well-designed room and dressing them appropriately affords practical solutions, completes a space, frames views, and brings the outside in. The turquoise cottage at 8 Evergreen Road in Severna Park is home to Margaret’s well-appointed design studio. Housing an extensive library of fabrics and trims, as well as samples of blinds, shutters and shades, it is a welcoming place that exudes the creativity of Margaret and her team. Through the years, Sew Beautiful’s offerings have grown to include full room design, complete with custom bedding, cushions, upholstery and other soft furnishings. As a leader in her field, Margaret also works directly with designers, architects and builders to incorporate window treatments into new construction. “With home automation becoming readily accessible,

requests for motorized treatments are far more common,” says Margaret. “Planning for and integrating window coverings, automated or manual, early on in the design stages makes for a more functional and aesthetically pleasing treatment.” For your problem windows, pre-construction planning, or for a partial or whole home refresh, Sew Beautiful has the solution for you! Pictured left to right: Amy Publicover – Project Manager/Design Assistant, Margaret Blunt – Owner, and Ronnie Harmon – Senior Designer

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Greater Annapolis D E S I GN D I ST R I C T

The Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD), established in 2007, is a growing nonprofit organization representing the strength and value of the design and build industry in the Annapolis area. The GADD Member Directory is a comprehensive resource for anyone embarking on a building, renovation or home improvement project. Comprised of a mix of businesses, including property owners, retailers, trades and design/build firms, the GADD membership website provides an extensive guide to businesses that can help homeowners realize their dreams about a new or improved home. While the hub of the “Design District� remains within Annapolis, the organization is not confined to a geographic location. The steady membership growth outside physical boundaries of a specific location necessitated an informal name change to the Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) in 2019. This name change better describes 30

the diverse locations of GADD Members and the building services/ products and resources offered throughout the Annapolis area and beyond. The GADD Members are also a resource for each other. They benefit greatly through their GADD affiliation. Through planned social events and educational opportunities, Members enjoy contact with other home industry professionals as well as potential clients. For a complete list of Business Members and supporting Affiliate Members, you can visit the Member Directory online at



Fireplaces ERIC YFF Eric Yff, owner of Bay Stoves, grew up in Edgewater, Maryland. He started his career in home improvement at age 25 when he opened Yff Construction, Inc. Over the years, his company worked as a subcontractor for various fireplace stores, completing many of the service calls and stove installations.

specialize in wood, gas, electric, and pellet stoves. Their showroom in Edgewater is fully stocked with the latest models to serve as practical heating solutions, or simply create a cozy ambiance. During the summer months, Bay Stoves offers full lines of outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and accessories.

In 2014 Eric and his wife Kathy bought Bay Stoves and now run both the retail and service aspects of the business. When asked what he likes best about installing fireplaces, Eric responded, “I love seeing the satisfaction on the customer’s face and the radical change the fireplace can bring to a room.”

Fireplaces are a great way to add value and efficiency to your home!

Eric is a National Fireplace Institute certified technician. He’s an expert in heating solutions, and the go-to guy when it comes to completing intricate fireplace projects, while maintaining safety standards and abiding by county codes. Bay Stoves is the leading provider of high-quality fireplaces and hearth products in the greater Annapolis area. Eric and his well-trained staff

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading, need routine maintenance, or technical troubleshooting, Bay Stoves has your solution. For your fireplace, quality matters. Let Bay Stoves help.

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Waterfront Real Estate B R A D KA P P E L Brad Kappel’s extensive knowledge of luxury homes and waterfront properties in the Annapolis area is second to none. With more than $200 million in sales and 125 waterfront properties sold, he brings over a decade of experience, an eye for detail and a dedication to quality service that few real estate agents can match. A third-generation Annapolitan raised on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Brad understands the subtle nuances and practical considerations of waterfront living. Brad not only sells the waterfront lifestyle, he lives it! Brad is a proud member of the Eastport Yacht Club and is passionate about spending time with his family, paddle boarding, fishing, boating and preserving our rivers. With his background in home construction and renovation, he provides realistic insight into a property’s current condition as well as 32

its potential. For buyers and sellers alike, Brad combines unparalleled local knowledge with the global power of the iconic Sotheby’s brand. Visit and tour his Luxury Property Portfolio. Make Your Move with Brad!

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Roofing, Windows, and Siding R O B C A L H A N & A RT I E H E N D R I C K S State of Maryland “Entrepreneur of the Year” award winners Rob Calhan and Artie Hendricks have one goal in mind: to provide the highest quality service. Quality is behind every decision they make to this day. Landmark truly cares about their customers, their customers’ families and their customers’ homes. Artie has associates degrees in Architecture and Construction Management and Rob has a B.A. in Business. This background and constant training provides them the tools to adapt to industry and product advancements. They are Master Elite Contractors for standard setting GAF shingles, Master Consultants for Simonton Windows and were chosen by industry leaders James Hardie & Exterior Portfolio to be Preferred Installers. In 2019, Artie and Rob won the State of Maryland “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award. Artie and Rob are proud to have built a solid brand and expanded their service throughout greater Annapolis.

From the beginning, Landmark has given back to the community. Every year they install an entire roof free of charge for a local family in need. They offer their time and services to community improvement efforts in local neighborhoods and schools. You will see them at local grounds clean-ups, working to improve the B&A Trail and sponsoring the events for the Severna Park Community Center and High School. When you are ready to replace your windows, roof or siding, call Rob and Artie!

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Plumbing W I L L I AM STAT O N William Staton is a second-generation Master Plumber and owner of W.L. Staton Plumbing, the company his father started. William and his team provide plumbing installations, repairs and maintenance for homes, apartment complexes, condos and commercial buildings of every size and complexity. He designs and installs plumbing systems for new construction and remodels as well as advises on the best sump pumps, well pumps and water heaters for any budget and lifestyle.

in the best possible hands. Whether you need general or emergency service, you will receive the same thoughtful, personal attention. William is proud to continue his father’s legacy. He and his staff are driven to provide superior customer service. With 30 years of experience behind them, you can be sure there is no plumbing problem W.L. Staton hasn’t seen before and is ready to fix!

He provides certified backflow testing to ensure clean drinking water in homes and businesses. From clearing slow or clogged drains to standing water remediation to fixing leaky faucets, no job is too small. He provides reliable, fast 24 hour emergency service to homeowners and businesses. William trains his staff to think on their feet, focus on details and trouble shoot. They are happy to answer any question. Every technician is licensed, bonded and insured so you can rest assured your job is


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Chesapeake Electric RYA N D E S H A I E S Ryan grew up in the contracting business. In his early years, he worked for a handful of local contractors, chasing his dreams of finding a client-driven business with plenty of room for employees to grow. While these were critical experiences, real professional satisfaction eluded him. So began Chesapeake Electric in the spring of 2014. Ryan wanted to build a business that would allow employees to thrive with unfettered access to success, cooperation and production. Oh, and by the way, he wanted to do really good electrical work, too! What sets Chesapeake Electric apart is their core values. Every decision, from hiring and training, to communication and strategic planning goes back to the same simple axiom: does this serve the mission, vision and company values? Did we mention that he and his team do exceptional electrical work? They do! Chesapeake Electric has three divisions. The residential team services greater Annapolis in new construction and remodeling. From large

custom homes to simple lighting upgrades, Chesapeake Electric Residential does it all. The Commercial Team performs tenant buildouts from Annapolis to Northern Virginia. Projects range from small restaurants to high-end office remodels. The service team works directly with residential and commercial customers to keep electrical systems operating at peak performance. The most fulfilling part of Ryan’s career, thus far, has been watching his company and its employees grow over the past 6 years, personally and professionally. Each day he and his team get stronger together with grit, empathy and a strong sense of purpose.

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Plastic Surgery E M I LY C L A R K E - P E A R S O N, M D What do relationships, rejuvenation procedures, and mind-body connection have in common? Everything, if you ask Dr. Emily Clarke-Pearson, founder of Charm City Plastic Surgery. In her artistic boutique-style suite, all are welcome, often greeted by name by her caring professional team. She listens to what each individual desires, and suggests what will help, preferring to build trust and take small steps rather than rush into something dramatic—a patient’s comfort level guides the process. “I have some patients that would never ever want surgery. Others who want their mommy makeover yesterday. Or I may see a patient whose kids just went to college and wants to spend some time on herself now.” “The most important thing,” says Dr. Clarke-Pearson, “is that there is no preconceived plan to urge patients into doing more than what they may be comfortable with. I take patients where they are at, rather than plugging them into a standard program.” Harvard-educated, trained at Johns Hopkins and in private practice for many years, the Board Certified Dr. Clarke-Pearson has a loyal following. “It’s not about fixing people but getting people to feel more 36

like themselves when they look in the mirror. It’s about living your best life.” “I think plastic surgery has got a bad rap,” she reflects. “People think it’s all skin deep, but it isn’t. I don’t think you have to be one way or another. If you’re feeling good about the way you look and how your body looks, it creates a positive feeling, happiness, a sense of wellbeing. That’s the mind-body connection. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others well too. “ With its recessed lighting and paintings and sculpture by Dr. ClarkePearson, the inspired treatment environment is infused with positive energy. Here is a space to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit and something rare—respite from a busy schedule and racing mind.

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Design | Build | Live KU RT S H E PA R D & C R A I G M A RT I N | AA R O N D RUMM O N D | L I S A T U L L A I Using an all-inclusive and distinctive process, this group of designbuild professionals delivers exceptional results. Spire Architecture, TailorCraft Builders and Annapolis Interiors collaborate on highend construction and renovation projects to offer the Annapolis Design | Build | Live experience. Their integrated teaming objective is to make the design and construction process seamless and enjoyable for their clients. By maximizing the synergies of their industries, they are able to consistently guide their clients through any home building or renovation project. From the initial conceptual rendering through permitting, budgeting and finalizing interior details, this unified team is with their customers every step of the way. You’re invited to visit to learn more about their process and see examples of this team’s work. You can also visit or contact them individually at:

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From Left to Right: Robert James, Director of Marketing and Communications; Schillica Howard, Curator of Collections; Sabriyah Hassan, Director of Programs; Chanel Compton, Executive Director; LeRonn Herbert, Administrative Manager; Theodore Hyman, Security.


African-American History A N D C U LT U R E

T H E B A N N E K E R - D O U G L A S S MU S EUM As the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, to interpret, and to promote African American history and culture (particularly in Maryland) through exhibitions, programs and projects in order to improve the understanding and appreciation of America’s rich cultural diversity for all. With over 12,000 items in the collections database, and the Sylvia Gaither Garrison Library, the Banneker-Douglass Museum serves as an indispensable resource for anyone looking to research African American history in Maryland. This year marks the museum’s 35th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, which governs the museum. In February of 2018, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation establishing the commemorative year in observation of the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass whom the museum is named after and encouraged Marylanders to visit the museum as part of the administration’s effort to preserve African American history, culture and heritage. The permanent exhibit, “Deep Roots, Rising Waters” provides 38

an overview of African American history in Maryland from 1633 through present day. Come learn about Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Harriett Tubman, Matthew Henson and see how African Americans throughout Maryland have made lasting changes for all Americans. Banneker-Douglass Museum is located in downtown, historic Annapolis at 84 Franklin Street. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 am-4 pm. Make sure you visit the museum online at bdmuseum., as well as like us on Facebook (@BannekerDouglass) and follow us on Instagram (@bannekerdouglassmuseum). See you at the museum!

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We have put together a list of memorable day trips you might like to take. The area in which we live is incredibly rich; in this guide, you will find all sorts of ideas for adventures to embark on. Some suggest places where you can easily practice social distancing. We hope the other sites will become more accessible as the year goes by. Just be sure to check with each location before you visit to verify if the venue is still open, the activity is still on schedule, and which amenities will be available. Some welcome centers will be closed and may not have restroom facilities. Best advice for day tripping is to be prepared—especially when public health is a determining factor. Pack a lunch and something to drink and be ready for whatever the adventure brings!

Japanese Wisteria at Longwood Gardens. 39

Blooms at the Adkins Arboretum

Mechanical workings of the Spocott Windmill

Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield

JUNE 2020


Explore five miles of hiking trails that loop through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Watch nature evolve with the changing seasons and reconnect with wildlife.

Featuring the Mr. and Miss Hard Crab contest, a 5K foot race, the coveted hard crab derby, boat docking contests, musical entertainment, carnival rides, and more, Labor Day weekend is the ideal time to visit Crisfield, the southernmost town in Maryland. (August 31-September 6).

ADKINS ARBORETUM | 410.634.2847 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, Maryland 21660

JULY 2020

CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL The C&O Canal spans 184.5 miles from Washington, DC to Cumberland, Maryland. The canal’s historic towpath is a beautiful adventure along the forests of the Potomac Riverway. The trail is completely flat with a slight incline as the path continues westward. With many towns to choose from as a starting point, consider setting out on your hike or bike tour at Harper’s Ferry or Great Falls. Visit the website to determine which areas are open to visitors. | 310.739.4200


COLOR ON THE CREEK With lotus blossoms, lilies, and other aquatic flora, this colorful water garden winds through historic downtown Frederick. Consider a visit here as a jumping-off point to stroll the shops and dine at Volt or Firestone’s. At Carroll Creek Linear Park. | 301.663.6968 50 S. Market Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701 40

HARD CRAB DERBY | 410.968.2500 | Crisfield, Maryland


See the Spocott Windmill at work on this day. Once used to grind grain, windmills dotted the Maryland countryside in the mid-19th century. Reconstructed in 1972 with parts from the original 1850 structure. Other historic buildings are on site. | 410.228.7090 1609 Hudson Road, Cambridge, MD 21613


CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN Indulge in humankind’s need for biophilia as you commune with nature in the crisp, lovely fall mountain air. Catoctin Mountain has hiking trails for every skill level. Open every day in November except for Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day. | 301.663.9388 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD 21788

Pope-Leighey House

Distillery Lane Ciderworks

Mudflats at Bombay Hook National Refuge



MARCH 2021


Tasting rooms are open weekends, from noon until 5 p.m. Hard cider is made here. Find a special cider for holiday celebrations. Cider making classes available in January.

Visit the Pope-Leighey House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. A guided tour takes you through the only Wright house in Virginia that is open to the public. Experience the classic Usonian home designed according to Wright’s strictures. | 301.834.8920 5533 Gapland Road, Jefferson, MD 21755 | 703.780.4000 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA


APRIL 2021



The United States Botanic Garden Conservatory is the perfect place to visit during the doldrums of January. Escape to balmy indoor temperatures and orchids blooming in profusion.

With walking trails, a wildlife drive, and observation towers, the refuge is an optimal place to view spring migrating birds, a rare tidal salt marsh, and freshwater pools. Don’t forget your binoculars! | 202.225.8333 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001 | 302.653.9345 2591 Whitehall Neck Rd, Smyrna, Delaware 19977


MAY 2021



February is Opera month at the Kennedy Center. Performances of Rigoletto, Così Fan Tutte, and Boris Godunov are all you need to transport you to another place and time. Just try not to look at the supertitles. Can you follow the action? Do you know what is going on? Does it matter? With all of the soaring vocalizations and orchestral movements, sometimes just sitting back and absorbing is all you need to do.

Spring in Longwood Gardens is a glorious time… but let’s face it, any time is glorious at Longwood! In May, the gardens are bursting with new growth, the bulbs are happening, the beer garden is open (with pizza!), and the choreographed fountain show with projections is ravishing. | 202.467.4600 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566 | 610.388.1000 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 41

TIME for Take-out!

Some of Our Favorites

BY CHRISTINE FILLAT These are unusual times. We are called upon to shelter in place and only go out when it is absolutely necessary. The face mask is as ubiquitous as shoes. But what to do when we are used to a modern café society, and growing weary after four weeks— or even four days—of our own food? That’s where the good restaurateurs of the Annapolis area come in. They are still providing us with delightful food; it just has to be consumed someplace other than in the restaurant. Some innovative combination of folding chairs for ersatz sidewalk dining comes to mind. Is there a law against that? Or some governmental directive? We have compiled a list of some of our favorite places that offer lovely food experiences and are open during the COVID-19


pandemic. Consult the establishment’s website and make your selections before you call. Every place has its own hours and specialties. They are there to serve you and perhaps help make social distancing a little less tedious. “Fine dining is mostly a place. You want to go out,” says Arturo Ottavio of Osteria 177, La Posta, and Arturo’s—which is difficult when we are not allowed to gather en masse. Having the option to pick up a meal curbside from a favorite restaurant during these times helps to get through the day, not to mention helping those places stay open. Annapolitans still patronize their favorite places. “So it’s good,” says Ottavio. “People really show up. This is a beautiful town.” We will get through this together.



Seafood market with lobster, mussels, oysters, crab cakes, and prepared salads. Cooked while you wait.

410.518.6990 | 959 Ritchie Highway, Arnold | 410.269.5380 | 1300 Forest Drive



Steakhouse menu of steaks, salads, and sides. All bottles of wine 20% off.

For gourmet cheeses, wine, Palate Pleasers salads, milk, eggs, and locally made face masks. | 410.263.1617 | 401 4th Street | 410.990.9700 | 46 Maryland Avenue



Lasagna family platters, seafood, Mediterranean specialties, organic green market.

Italian selections, pastas, entrees, appetizers, and desserts. | 410.761.1500 1660 Crain Highway South, Glen Burnie

BOATYARD BAR & GRILL Full menu available with crab cakes, soups, crab and artichoke dip, chicken tenders, pizza, salad, fish tacos, and daily specials, full bar, and coffee drinks. Ships crab cakes nationwide. | 410.216.6206 | 400 4th Street

CANTLER’S RIVERSIDE INN Crabs and a variety of seafood dishes. | 410.757.1311 | 458 Forest Beach Road

GRAPES WINE BAR OF ANNAPOLIS Bistro food and extensive wine selection. | 410.571.5378 | 1410 Forest Drive

JOSS CAFÉ & SUSHI BAR Sushi, ramen, teriyaki, and dumplings. | 410.263.4688 | 195 Main Street

LA POSTA PIZZERIA & ITALIAN KITCHEN Pizza, salads, and pastas. | 443.906.2840 513 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park

LEMONGRASS ANNAPOLIS Thai food: curries, pad Thai noodles, spring roll, coconut soup, drunken noodles, and pineapple fried rice. | 410.280.0086 | 167 West Street | 410.647.1100 | 760 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park

OSTERIA 177 Italian menu, family package selections, daily specials, seafood, lobster, and pasta. All menu items 20% off. Discount on wine and cocktails to go. | 410.267.7700 | 177 Main Street

PALATE PLEASERS Casseroles, soups, fresh foods, bakery items. Vacuum sealed packages available. | 410.263.6941 | 1023 Bay Ridge Avenue

SOUL Southern-inspired cuisine: shrimp and grits, Memphis baby back ribs, mac and cheese, and gumbo | 410.267.6191 509 S. Cherry Grove Ave Ste E

THE NARROWS RESTAURANT Crab balls, Chesapeake stuffed chicken, parmesan-crusted salmon. Crab cakes (uncooked) are available to be picked up and made at home. | 410.8278113 3023 Kent Narrows Way S, Grasonville

TSUNAMI Sushi and kitchen menu available. | 410.990.9868 | 51 West Street

VIN 909 WINECAFÉ Ready to cook dinner kits for two, robust pizzas, salads, discounted beer and wine. | 410.990.1846 | 909 Bay Ridge Avenue 43


oin us in thanking our medical professionals,

our teachers, our truckers, our post office,

grocery store and sanitation workers, and all those holding our country together.

In Anne Arundel County, these social services are accepting donations. ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FOOD BANK




Accepting Donations, including PPE

Shelter, Clothing, Food and Support




A Homeless Prevention Support Center

Emergency Food, Diapers and Other Services

Safe House, Counseling CENTER FOR HELP Serving the Immigrant Community of AA County

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