2023 The Kent County News Reader Approved

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Beauty & Health


Winner: Jacqueline R. Von Voss

Runner up: Catherine Davis, On Point Wellness

Barber Shop

Winner: Flow Salonspa

Runner up: College Heights Barber Shop


Winner: Dr. Christie Hagert

Runner up: Rock Hall Dental - Dr. Leonard J. Litkowski, DDS

General Practice (Family) Doctor

Winner: Drs. Shanahan & Ferguson P.C.

Runner up: Dr. Frederick Delboy

Hair Salon

Winner: Images Salon and Spa

Runner up: Flow Salonspa

Massage Therapist

Winner: Stephanie Blusk, Images Salon and Spa

Runner up: Ivy Usilton, Flow Salonspa

Mental Health Agency

Winner: Discovering Serenity Counseling Services

Runner up: Chester River Behavioral Health and Wellness

Mental Health Therapist

Winner: Gale Tucker

Runner up: Discovering Serenity Counseling - Rebecca DeMattia

Nail Salon

Winner: Flow Salonspa

Runner up: Images Salon and Spa

Nursing/Assisted Living Home

Winner: Rock of Ages Assisted Living, LLC

Runner up: Golden Rule Assisted Living

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

Winner: Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates

Runner up: Dependable Eyecare Inc


Winner: Dr. Freddy O. Araujo-Vidal, MD

Runner up: Dr. Julio A. Ramirez, MD

Physical Therapist

Winner: Katy Weddell; Chesapeake Physical Therapy

Runner Up: Jane L Sherin; Chestertown Physical Therapy

2 Kent News Favorites 2023 Dr.Hagertand herf riendly professional staff offer gentle,high qualitydental care! Thank You for Choosing Usas ent Count y’s Best Dental Practice! 415 Washington AveSuite #1 | Chestertown,MD21620 | (410) 778-2474 email: frontdesk@hagertdental.com | www.hagertfamilydentistry.com Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
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Physical Therapy Business name

Winner: Chestertown Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.

Runner up: Chesapeake Physical Therapy

Spa Winner: Images Salon and Spa

Runner up: Flow Salonspa

Tattoo Business

Winner: Sellers Ink

Runner up: Art and Ink Flow

Cars, Trucks & More

Auto Body Shop

Winner: E.L.B. Incorporated

Runner up: Clough’s Collision Inc

Auto Service Center (Mechanical)

Winner: Shane’s Auto Repair

Runner up: American Rock Hall Service Center

Used Car Dealer

Winner: Joey’s Auto

Runner up: Todd’s


Clothing Store

Winner: The Hickory Stick

Runner up: Houston’s Dockside Emporium

Consignment/Resale Store

Winner: Empty Hangers

Runner up: Women in Need


All-Around Restaurant

Winner: Luisa’s Cucina Italiana

Runner up: Twinny’s Place


Winner: Modern Stone Age Kitchen

Runner up: Lapp’s Bakery


Winner: Twinny’s Place

Runner up: Beverly’s Family Restaurant


Winner: Blue Bird Tavern

Runner up: Twinny’s Place


4 Kent News Favorites 2023 THANK YOU! Winner -Best Produce and Runner up -Garden Center Produce,Local Meats,Far mtoTable Deli, Plants,Gour met Baked Goods,Specialty Grocer ies,Gifts,and so much more! Fresh Star tFood and Garden is familyand veteran owned, coming from ageneration of far mers,who also share our same passion. HANK YO inner Best Produ for voting us
21318 East Sharp St, Rock Hall,
Open ALL year,ever yday
Grocery,Deli, Garden, Gifts and Wholesale. 410-639-4102 •www.freshstar tfoodandgarden.com Looking for ARTISAN VENDORS Contact us formoreinfo Coming Soon... ARTISANS MARKET Saturday Apr il 22nd 10AM -3PM Located in ourparking lot


Winner: Twinny’s Place

Runner up: Modern Stone Age Kitchen


Winner: Fish Whistle at the Granary

Runner up: Happy Chicken Bakery Catering & Cafe

Coffee Shop

Winner: Java Rock

Runner up: Play It Again Sam


Winner: Get the scoop

Runner up: Twinny’s with a Twist


Winner: L uisa’s Cucina Italiana

Runner up: Fish Whistle at the Granary


Winner: Twinny’s Place

Runner up: The Prickly Pickle

Outdoor Dining

Winner: Harbor Shack

Runner up: Waterman’s Crab House


Winner: Procolino’s

Runner up: Luisa’s Cucina Italiana

Pizza Place Winner: Proccolino’s

Runner up: Luisa’s Cucina Italiana

Romantic Restaurant Winner: Osprey Point Restaurant

Runner up: Luisa’s Cucina Italiana

Sandwich Shop

Winner: Twinny’s Place

Runner up: Modern Stone Age Kitchen


Winner: Chester River Seafood

Runner up: Blue Heron Oyster House & Inn


Winner: Osprey Point Restaurant

Runner up: The Kitchen at the Imperial

Home & Finance


Winner: Mylers Loller, CPA

Runner up: Ronald E. Jayne, CPA

Accounting Firm

Winner: Radcliffe Corporate Services

Runner up: Anthony Judge & Ware

5 Kent News Favorites 2023 • FiberInternet • Phone -T V • Home Security • Home Automation 844-5-TALKIE Talk ieFiber.com 100% Fiber optic net work giving youamazing internet speeds up to 10 Gigabit. Need Speed? No Contrac ts,NoTeaser Rates, No Introduc tion Rates, No Yearly PriceIncreases Thank you, Kent County,for voting us as KentCounty's favorite Internet Provider

Thank youtoall the wonder ful folks in the communitywho voted mak ing us athree -time winner.Wealso want to thank our greatstaff who help make the Brampton Innaspecial place.


Winner: The Peoples Bank

Runner up: Truist

Estate Planner

Winner: Kathleen Hurd, Rasin, Wootton & Hurd

Runner up: Sarah Schut, Envision Wealth Planning LLC

Funeral Home

Winner: Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home PA

Runner up: Galena Funeral Home-Stephen L Schaech

Home Builder

Winner: Alton E Darling Construction

Runner up: Taylor Loughry Construction, LLC

Insurance Agent

Winner: Greg Fleetwood

Runner up: Hank Starkey

Insurance Company

Winner: Fleetwood Insurance Group

Runner up: State Farm Insurance- Hank Starkey

Law Firm

Winner: Rasin, Wootton & Hurd, LLC

Runner up: Duke Law, LLC


Winner: Rasin, Wootton & Hurd LLC - Kathleen Hurd

Runner up: Rasin, Wootton & Hurd LLC - Eugenia Wootton

Mortgage Lender

Winner: The Peoples Bank

Runner up: Shore United Bank

Real Estate Agency

Winner: Doug Ashley Realtors LLC

Runner up: Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate

Real Estate Agent

Winner: Peter Heller, Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate

Runner up: Retha Arrabal, Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC


Boat Maintenance

Winner: Gratitude Marina

Runner up: Haven Harbour Marina

Boat Storage

Winner: Tolchester Marina Inc

Runner up: Gratitude Marina

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David and HilariRinehar t Innkeepers at Brampton Inn
7 Kent News Favorites 2023 For in-Store Specials Mon.-Wed. 9AM-7PM •Thurs.-Sat. 9AM-8PM •Sunday10AM-6PM 861 Washington Ave.,Chestertown, MD 410-778-0123 Present coupon or mention ad to receive discount. Discount not good in conjunction with any other offers. Not applicable on previous purchases. Tuesday Senior Citizen Day EVERYDAY LOW PRICES Monday $1.00 Off BoxWine Thursday 10% Off Craft Beer Friday Wine Tasting 4-7PM Prices Good through April 9, 2023 Thankyou forchoosingPip’s your #1 placetopurchase, Beer,Wine and Liquor8yearsr unning! MICHELOB ULTRA 24-12oz CANS $20.99 BUD LIGHT, BUDWEISER 18pk CANS $12.79 or 2/$24.99 CORONA 12pk BOTTLES $16.99 TITO'S VODKA 1.75L $30.99 COPPOLA CHARDONNAY 750mL $9.99 BACARDI RUM 1.75L $19.99 MENAGE ATROIS RED BLEND750 mL $8.99 CAPTAIN MORGAN SPICED RUM 1.75L $22.99 APOTHIC RED CALIFORNIA 750mL $8.99 MAKER'S MARK 1.75L $48.99 LAMARCA PROSECCO 750mL $15.99 JACK DANIELS 1.75L $39.99 CAVIT PINOT GRIGIO 1.5L $10.99 DEEPEDDY 1.75L $16.99 KIM CRAWFORD SAUVIGNONBLANC750mL $13.99 BOMBAY SAPPHIRE 1.75L $33.99 JOSH CABERNET 750mL $11.99 JOHNNIE WALKERRED 1.75L $29.99 KENDALL JACKSON CHARDONNAY 750mL $12.99 NATURAL LIGHT 18pk CANS $11.99 Thanks for Voting for us! Must be because of my Bourbon Selection. No, it's because of my Wine Selection. NOW CARRYING CHEESE SELECTION! WHITE CLAW VARIETY 12pk $15.99 • One of the largest selections of bourbon on the EasternShore • Over 200 selections of craft spirits • Chestertown’slargest beer selection
8 Kent News Favorites 2023 of Chestertown P.O. Box 787,Chestertown, MD I410-778-9491 THANK YOU for voting us Best Pool Service! Let Cal Pools’ professional staffhandle all your pool service and maintenance needs! • Yearly Service Agreement • Pool Maintenance • Pool Equipment & Covers THANK YOU for voting us BEST TATTOO BUSINESS 516 Morgnec Rd. Chester town, MD 443-626-7249 Thank you forvotingfor us! Winner - Heating&Air Conditioning Winner - Electrician 21326 Shar pSt.,Rock Hall •410-639-7980 Open 7daysaweek 10am-5pm Come in and Exper ience Something New Apparel •Jewelr y•Fashion Accessories Unique Gifts •Furniture&More Thank youfor voting us Best Clothing Store Best Gift/Boutique/Specialty Stor Best Jewelr yStore re y
9 Kent News Favorites 2023 Alton E. Darl ngCONSTRUCTION Quality Builder Ser ving Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot, Caroline, and Cecil Counties. 6506 Church Hill Rd., Chester town, MD. 21620 Iaedarling.com I410-810-0961 Ser vices: Custom Homes Full Ser vice Contractor Additions Alterations Window Replacement Historic Restorations Kitchens Bathrooms Roofing/Siding Thank you so much for voting us Kent County’sBest Home Builder! follow us on instagram at aedarlingconstruction Bes tPer sonal Tr ainer 5th Consecutive Year Bes tGym -F it Flock Bes tBusiness Pet- Viole (Fit Flock’sChief Snuggle Officer) THANK YOU FLOCKERS!!! M aking H ealtH FUn ctional ! Fit Flock Chestertown Business Park 118-F SLynchburg St | Chestertown, MD Visit www.fitflock.com for more info!

Indoor Live Performance Venue

Winner: The Mainstay

Runner up: Garfield Center for the Arts


Winner: Haven Harbour Marina

Runner up: Tolchester Marina Inc

Outdoor Live Performance Venue

Winner: The Shanty Beach Bar

Runner up: The Mainstay


Best County Event

Winner: Chestertown Tea Party

Runner up: Rock Hall 4th of July Fireworks

Best Place to Have a Big Event

Winner: Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company

Runner up: Red Acres Hydroponics


Winner: Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn

Runner up: Osprey Point Inn

Museum/Art Gallery

Winner: MassoniArt Gallery

Runner up: Waterman’s Museum

Place to Work

Winner: Dixon Valve

Runner up: LaMotte

Place to Worship

Winner: Chestertown Baptist Church

Runner up: Hope Fellowship

Private School

Winner: Chestertown Christian Academy

Runner up: Kent School

Tourist Attraction

Winner: Chestertown Tea Party

Runner up: Chester River Packet Company

Wedding Venue

Winner: Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn

Runner up: Red Acres Hydroponics

10 Kent News Favorites 2023 hank you for v ting for us! 20895 Bayside Avenue Rock Hall, MD 21661 ll s AT: (410) 63 - 96 W I N N E R st ar A mosphe e st Happy Hour Food Ou door Dining R U N N E R U P est Mixed D inks est Ou door ar isit our w si e or s s al ou s
11 Kent News Favorites 2023 The RightConnection® for Your Career thedixongroup.com Thanks forChoosing Dixon as the Best Place to Work in Kent County!


Best Business Pet

Winner: Violet @ Fit Flock

Runner up: KeKe at the Bookplate

Best Nonprofit Organization

Winner: Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company

Runner up: Kent Association of Riding Therapy

Environmentally Friendly Business

Winner: Modern Stone Age Kitchen

Runner up: Chestertown Natural Foods


Winner: Amanda Tuttle-Smith - Chestertown Christian Academy

Runner up: Tabitha Lansinger-Chestertown Christian Academy


Winner: Andy Goddard

Runner up: Renee Bench


Child Care

Winner: Robin Fithian’s Day Care

Runner up: Miss Anne’s Daycare

Computer Services

Winner: Atlantek Computer Systems

Runner up: Rock Hall Computer Repair

DJ Service

Winner: Brian Jones

Runner up: Dan Milano


Tie - Winner: Starkey Mechanical

Tie - Winner: Kenneth W Matthews Electric

Runner up: Dour Nicholson Sr.

Handyman Service

Winner: BayView Handyman Services

Runner up: Jack of all Trades

Heating & Air Conditioning

Winner: Starkey Mechanical

Runner up: Morton Brothers, LLC

Internet Provider

Winner: Talkie Communications

Runner up: ThinkBig Networks

Landscaping/Lawn Care

Winner: Greenscapes Land Care, LLC

Runner up: Extreme Lawn Care

12 Kent News Favorites 2023 Monday,Tuesday,Thursday 6AM-7:30PM Wednesday 6AM-1:00PM Friday &Saturday 6AM-7:30PM Sunday 6AM-5:00PM Taste The Tradition Thaank youfor Votting for us! 162 NMain St, Galena, MD 21635 •410-648-5784 Twinny's Place Breakfast ~ Lunch ~ Dinner f Winner Breakfast Carr yout SandwichShop Lunch Runner up All-Around Restaurant Burger e m , , u , a a a l , ak , , e e ak , l n e , up u s a d e! 111 N. Main St. Galena, MD 21635 443-480-8161 Homemade waffle cones &bowls Thanks for voting us Runner up for Best Dessert! 410-348-2500 • greenscapeslandcare.net Serving Maryland’sEastern Shore and Delaware Design • Build • Maintain • Landscaping • Lawn Care • Hardscaping • Irrigation • Lighting MHIC# 129755
13 Kent News Favorites 2023 Thank youfor Voting foru s! Winner :HairS alon ~Spa StephanieBlu sk,Massage Therapi st Runner up:NailS alon 410-778-8186 www.imagessalonandspa.com Latest Facial Technology Scan to web&social VichyBodyScrubs Lashes, Brows & Extensions 5811 Chesapeake Villa, Rock Hall, MD 21661 410-639-7014 • office@villagehardware.biz Open 7Days!! Mon-S a t 8-6 • Sunday 9-3 THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST HARDWARE STORE! PA INT ~H ARD WA RE ~E LEC TRIC AL ~P LU MB ING ~L AW N&G ARDEN ~G IFTS Meet Ollie! Locally Owned & Operated Family Owned and Operated for Over 20 Years 21309 Rock Hall Ave Rock Hall, MD 410-639-2552 baysidemarket@outlook.com Thank youKent Count yfor voting us Best Grocer y Storefor the 5th year in arow! Be autiful Fres hCut Fl ower s and Fa bulous Gi ft s! SG Sara’s Garden 21435 Rock Hall Ave. |Rock Hall, MD 410-708-5092 Thank you for voting me Best Florist!

Pet Groomer

Winner: Shaggy Paws

Runner up: Running W Kennel


Winner: Abigail Hollis Photography



Winner: D E Nicholson Plumbing Repair

Runner up: Pinder Service

Pool Service

Winner: Brad Kulley - Cal Pools

Runner up: Sparkle Pools Inc.


Winner: Dr. Meg Scott

Runner up: Dr Rachel Mowell

Veterinary Clinic

Winner: Chestertown Animal Hospital

Runner up: Rock Hall Veterinary Hospital



Winner: Chestertown Furniture Center

Runner up: Dixon’s Auction at Crumpton


Winner: Sara’s Garden

Runner up: Anthony’s Flowers

Garden Center

Winner: The Mill of Kingstown

Runner up: Fresh Start Food and Garden

Gift Store/Boutique/Specialty

Winner: The Hickory Stick

Runner up: Twigs & Teacups

Grocery Store/Supermarket

Winner: Bayside Market

Runner up: Redner’s Markets

Hardware Store

Winner: Village Hardware & Garden Center

Runner up: JBK Hardware

14 Kent News Favorites 2023 THANK YOU for Voting Us Winner as the Best Handyman! Chestertown, MD 443-282-4784 For all your Handyman needs or services! Servicing Kent, Queen Annes, Caroline, Cecil Counties, and most of Delaware! Quality Automotive Services at an Affordable Price! Thank you to Everyone that Voted Us #1! Mar yland State Inspection • Auto and Light Truck Maintenance Custom Exhaust • Advanced Electrical Diagnostics • Welding Major and Minor Repairs 516 Morgnec Rd Chestertown, MD 21620 443-282-0105 Mon -Fri • 8am -5pm 4T ime Wi nner!
15 Kent News Favorites 2023 Thank youfor votingus! #1 Best All-Around Restaurant andDinner #2 Pizza, Pizza Place &RomanticRestaurant 410.778.5360 luisasrestaurant.com 849 Washington Ave Chestertow n, MD 21620 Grazie Mille, Domenico Fevola &VincenzoAssante, chefs/owners Thank youtoall of ourstaff, past andpresent,and to all that have ever hadamealor drinkhereatLuisa's! 8Consecutive Years! Thank You from Procolino's forvotingu s Best Pizz a& Pizz aPlace! 8Consecutive Years! Proudly serving Chestertown since 1980 711 Washington Ave. Unit 9Chestertown,MD 410-778-5900 |procspizza.com BEST PIZZA in the Universe! Stop in for aslice Proudlyser ving Chestertownsince 2000 Thank you, Vinny&Mimmo Thank you for your confidence in us! Winner -Veterinarian • Runner up -Veterinary Clinic Dr.Meg Scott 410-639-4080 6270 Rock Hall Rd ~Rock Hall, MD www.rockhallvet.com ServicesInclude: Wellness Exams with an Emphasis on Preventive Care -Vaccinations -Full Lab -Surgery -Digital X-Ray Complete Dental Care and Dental X-Ray -Laser Therapy -Ultrasound
16 Kent News Favorites 2023 THANKYOU FORVOTING FOR US! WINNER WINNER Best Insurance Agenc Best Insurance Agency Best Insurance Agent: Best Insurance Agent: Creg Fleetwood Creg Fleetwood www.fleetwoodinsurancegroup.com 410-778-2260 2023 WINNER WINNER WINNER 2016-2023 2016-2023 Best Bank Best Bank Best Mortgage Lender Best Mortgage Lender TH AN K YO UF O RY O UR VO TES! We are ho no red to be the BE ST for 8y ea rs ru nnin g! 410-778-3500 www.pbkc.com 2023 WINNER
17 Kent News Favorites 2023 Inn -Restaurant &Marina Thank you for voting us Best Romantic Restaurant and Best Steaks and runner up Hotel/Inn/B&B Offers colonial-style elegance with luxurious resort grounds and amenities. 20786 ROCK HALL AVENUE, ROCK HALL, MD 21661 410-639-2194 | WWW.OSPREYPOINT.COM g p THANK YOUFOR VOTINGUS BESTBOATMAINTENANCE AND RUNNER UP FOR BOAT STORAGE! It ’s notjustk nowing boats, it ’s also know ingpeople. 5924 Lawton Ave • Rock Hall, MD 21661 410-639-7011 • Gmarina .com

Jewelry Store

Winner: The Hickory Stick

Runner up: Boyer’s Jewelers


Winner: Fresh Start Food and Garden

Runner up: Red Acres Hydroponics


Best Bar Atmosphere

Winner: Harbor Shack

Runner up: Zelda’s Speakeasy

Best Bar to Watch Sports

Winner: Blue Bird Tavern

Runner up: Back 50 Tavern

Best Cold Beer

Winner: Blue Bird Tavern

Runner up: Coleman’s Tavern aka Maggie’s

Best Happy Hour Drinks

Winner: Blue Bird Tavern

Runner up: Zelda’s Speakeasy

Happy Hour Food

Winner: Harbor Shack

Runner up: Blue Bird Tavern

Best Mixed Drinks

Winner: Zelda’s Speakeasy

Runner up: Harbor Shack

Best Outdoor Bar

Winner: The Shanty Beach Bar

Runner up: Harbor Shack

Best Place to buy Beer/Wine/Liquor

Winner: Pip’s Discount Liquors

Runner up: Rock Hall Liquors


Best Gym

Winner: Fit Flock

Runner up: Kent County Family YMCA

Best Martial Arts Business

Winner: Phoenix Personal Fitness & Martial Arts, Inc.

Runner up: Eastern Shore Isshinryu Karate School, LLC

Best Personal Trainer

Winner: Amanda Nelson Parks

Runner up: Donnie Yerkie

Best Yoga Studio

Winner: The Radcliffe Studios

Runner up: Radiant Raven

18 Kent News Favorites 2023 THANK YOU FOR VOTING US OPEN 7DAYS

The Shanty Beach Bar is theplace to be forlive entertainmentand famous Mudslides allsummer long!

Formoreinformation about entertainment, please check our Facebook page.

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19 Kent News Favorites 2023 The ShantyBeach Bar Winner
-BestOutdoor Live
-BestOutdoor Bar
Winner -BestBoatStorage RunnerUp -BestMarina
Tolchester Marina
20 Kent News Favorites 2023 2271/2 High Street Chestertown, MD Of fice: 410 -810 -0010 www.dougashleyrealtors.com “ We are thekey to your home buying andselling success” We arehonored to be Voted Best Real Estate Agency! This outstandingachievement is only possible withthe support of thecommunit yand theexcellent agents at Doug Ashley RE ALTORS ,LLC!
Michele Palmer VinnyAssante Di Cupillo Vince Raimond William Brockschmidt Beth Ostrander Bud Felty Rick King Andrew Meikle Grace Crockett Debbie Baxter Meikle Doug Ashley &Retha Arrabal
We wouldliketo Cong ratu late RethaArrabal as Runner up forBest Real Estate Agent!
Abby Powell