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Bay Weekly’s Business Biographies
Running a weekly newspaper, we find that everyone has a story to tell, and that’s what you find in our pages week after week — stories of Chesapeake Bay, its people and creatures, its history and future.

And after almost 11 years, that’s what readers tell us they like best about Bay Weekly.

In that time, we’ve found that every business has a story, too. The advertisers of Bay Weekly are often small “mom and pop” businesses started by your own neighbors, people who decided it was time to live their dreams and took that leap of faith.

With businesses, we’re usually focused on goods and services, and we spend our creative energy designing ads to attract your attention and gain your support. For it’s the success of these businesses, which have taken a second leap of faith in working with Bay Weekly, that allows us to live our dream and bring you a free paper each week full of good stories.

Still, we’re regularly asked, “Why don’t you do a story about my business?” And this week, these businesses are our story.

With Bay Weekly’s Business Biographies we wanted to answer the fundamental questions in journalism — Who? What? When? Where? How? And, most important, Why?

What we found was what we expected — every business indeed has a story. And that’s not surprising, as even the law recognizes corporations (LLC’s and others, too) as individuals with personal rights and privileges.

We’ve found that asking and answering these questions has made us respect even more the people whose products and services we’ve come to know. We think you will, too, as you read the stories of the people who realized their dreams by building the businesses of Chesapeake Country.

If you’ve a story to tell, you’ll want it included in our autumn edition of Bay Weekly’s Business Biographies. Call your sales rep for more information.

Home Comfort Central
Manager: Richard Hall

Get comfortable. Home Comfort Central specializes in fireplaces and hearths, grills and accessories. Our great showroom will help you find just what you want in vented and unvented gas fireplace products, including stoves, log sets, stove pads and hearth accessories. You’ll also find wood-burning hearth products.

Home Comfort Central means one-stop shopping. We sell it, install it, warranty it and supply the gas. Our sales staff enjoy the nice people they deal with.

Our best advice is: Change filters; save money by turning off gas fireplaces when not in use; and service your fireplace as needed.

410 Solomons Island Road • Prince Frederick
410-535-8693 • [email protected]
Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 11am-4pm

Annapolis ATVs, Scooters & Generators
a division of S & S Auto Performance Inc.
Owner: Butch Sutphin

We sell and service quality reliable ATVs and scooters from 50cc to 500cc at prices an average of 35 percent less expensive than others sold in our area. ATV brands: Redcat, Dinli, Ketchum, and Kazuma. Scooter brands: Cobra and Vento.

Since S&S Auto Performance opened 25 years ago, Butch Sutphin has been committed to providing quality service at a reasonable price. We recently decided to sell ATVs and scooters because our customers expressed a need for a good product with good service.

At Annapolis ATVs, Scooters & Generators, we cater to the whole family, and we believe that service is more important than the sale.

1928-1930 Lincoln Drive • Annapolis
410-267-9090 • www.snsauto.net
Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 9am-5pm; Thurs. 9am-7pm; Sat. 9am-1pm

Habitat Gardens Creating Wildlife-Friendly Spaces
Owner: Sybil L. Lucas

Transform your yard into a wildlife habitat. Our experts will design your outdoor space with flowers, foliage and fountains arranged for maximum appeal to wildlife and humans. It’s easy to have a yard alive with life.

Habitat Gardens services include: analysis of your property from a wildlife perspective; step-by-step plans and garden designs; advice on feeders, seeds, birdbaths, fountains, stream creation and fish ponds.We create sun or shade gardens; native plant gardens; meadows and water gardens, birds, pollinators and butterfly gardens. We can tell you which trees, plants and shrubs that birds and wildlife like best. We custom-design gardens for any budget and property size.

We also make knowledgeable and entertaining presentations at group meetings.

Annapolis • 410-626-0710 • [email protected]

Catherine’s Draperies and Boat Canvas
Owner: Catherine Tucker

If it goes on a window, we sell it at Catherine’s Draperies and Boat Canvas. Catherine and her employees have a combined 180 years of experience. Your finished product is a great pleasure for all of us.

We sell blinds, shutters, shades, verticals, drapes and valances. We do custom canvas work too. We have thousands of fabric samples to choose from for decorating your home, boat or commercial property. Catherine’s will upholster couches, chairs, outdoor cushions and boat cushions – anything with fabric. Are you in style? This year’s colors are yellow, orange and greens. Shop early, so you’ll be ready to enjoy the summer.

667 Deale Road • Deale • 301-261-5404
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 9am-1pm

Camp Letts

Just say the words summer camp and memories of canoeing, campfires, swimming and best friends come to mind. Camp Letts, located on an inlet off the Chesapeake Bay, has served as the backdrop for 97 summers of land and aquatic adventures and memories. Our 219-acre peninsula features miles of wooded trails for hiking, horseback riding and nature discovery; a vast green field for team sports; three tennis courts and a swimming pool. Although we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of land-based waterfront and aquatic activities, we admit that sailing is one of our most popular programs. See you at Camp Letts.

4003 E. Central Avenue • Edgewater
410-919-1416 • 1-866-963-6000 • www.ymcawashdc.org
9am-5pm or call for appointment

Advance Realty Inc.
Paul and Mary Robinson, Realtors®

Advance Realty, a young company serving all of Maryland, brings fresh ideas to selling your home. You’ll enjoy saving thousands of dollars because we are a full service agency, that doesn’t charge full price. Our listing fee of just 1.75% reflects our commitment to saving your hard-earned equity.

We will be by your side every step of the way with service seven days a week. We’ll list your home in the MLS, offer virtual tours and show off your home through color brochures, various publications and the Internet. Save money by joining Advance Realty at the settlement table.

443-250-1470 • 410-867-2101

First Republic Mortgage Corp.
Ken Durling, Loan Officer

Ken Durling is a loan officer serving the Maryland, DC, Virginia and Delaware marketplaces for First Republic Mortgage Corporation (FRMC). His 18 years of customer service assure a smooth home-buying experience. Whether you are purchasing the perfect starter home, building or renovating that dream home, Ken’s attention to detail and strong commitment to customer service are focused on providing you with a tailored loan and ensuring your peace of mind. Ken’s commitment, creativity and expertise set him apart from other lenders when making the dream of home ownership a reality.

800-503-0002 x1018 • 410-271-0203 cell
www.kendurling.com • [email protected]

Coffee, Tea & Whimsey, Inc.
Owners: Ann Ashcraft and Susan Burton

Coffee, Tea & Whimsey is a funky little gift shop located in North Beach. We offer Trapp candles, Leanin’ Tree cards and custom gift baskets as well as coffee, tea and all you need to enjoy them artfully. Among our whimseys, you’ll also find plenty to add interest to your gardenscape, including hanging or stationary bird feeders, wind chimes and spiral wind catchers.

Interior decorating and lighting needs are also offered in our friendly setting, with free gift wrap and an easy layaway plan. Choose from our array of imported teas, or enjoy a cup of coffee or latte on our patio. We’re a great place for meeting friends.

Come visit the place where our motto is Live long and laugh a lot.

4109 7th Street • North Beach • 410-286-0000 • Daily 10am-6pm

Ron Snyder Antiques
Owner: Ron Snyder

Our eight showrooms contain the finest selection of American Antique Furniture to be found in this area. Each circa 1740 to 1840 piece is fully authenticated and guaranteed. For over 35 years we have been proud to assist the novice buyer as well as providing rare examples to the advanced collector.

2011 West Street • Annapolis • 410-266-5452
Tues-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. Noon-5pm

The C.D. Cafe & the Next Door Lounge
Owners: Debbie Woody and Catherine File

Manager/Head Chef: Kevin Jefferey • Manager: Stephanie Buckler

The C.D. Cafe and the Next Door Lounge offer creative cuisine, cocktails and home-made desserts — desserts so great, they won Bay Weekly readers’ vote as Best of the Bay.

We enjoy providing a variety of delicious seafood, chicken, beef and vegetarian dishes in a relaxing and welcoming environment. Murals cover the walls and ceiling of the Next Door Lounge, creating a unique scene of diners in an outdoor setting.

14350 Solomons Island Road • Solomons • 410-326-3877
Cafe: Daily for Lunch & Dinner; Lounge: Tues.-Sat.

American Roof-Brite
a division of Exterior Concepts
Owner: Tim Severson

American Roof-Brite, a division of Exterior Concepts, is the nation’s oldest and largest roof stain removal and prevention company.

We restore the original look to your roof by removing ugly stains resulting from years of neglect and/or the build-up of algae and fungus. Our system does not utilize high-pressure washing or hazardous/poisonous products, but instead our uniquely designed high-volume, low-pressure roof-stain-removing equipment. Non-chlorine Color-Restorer helps to dissolve algae, fungus and their stains from your roof; Stain-Block algae and fungus inhibitor keeps them off for the life of the roof.

If your roof is stained and unattractive, American Roof-Brite can improve your curb appeal at a fraction of the cost of a new roof.

126 Mayo Road • Edgewater • 1-800-553-4135 • www.arbroof.com • Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm

Real Chill Heating & Air Conditioning
Owner/Manager: Robert Rentz

A little nudging from family and friends strengthened my desire to work for myself and be in control of my own destiny. That’s what started Real Chill. After six years, we enjoy our many old and new customers, providing them quality service with a personal touch. At Real Chill we sell, install and service all types of heating and air conditioning systems. We offer prompt, professional service from well qualified, trained and experienced technicians.

We advise you to check your filters monthly and change them when needed; set the thermostat and forget it, or install a programmable thermostat for more efficient operation; keep the outdoor unit clear of debris. And when required, have your A/C system professionally serviced.

5871 Deale Churchton Road • Deale • 410-867-3626
Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm

Richard’s Bayside Florist, Gifts & Gallery
Owners/Manager/Designer: Richard & Carol Penfield

I’ve been designing floral arrangements for more than 25 years. After 15 years in my Connecticut home town, where an elderly florist shop owner taught me the business and how to design, I worked the trade in Washington, D.C. and Annapolis before coming to North Beach.

I love the creative part of my job. I design for all occasions, including weddings and sympathy. Richard’s Bayside Florist, Gifts & Gallery also supplies fruit baskets and gift baskets as well as dish-gardens, plants and custom silk arrangements. The store has a nautical flair, with a wonderful collection of lighthouses; giftware, clocks and candles; paintings, photographs, jewelry and wood carvings by local artists; and a year-round Christmas room. Come in for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

9104 Chesapeake Avenue & 5th Street • North Beach
410-257-0207 • 301-855-7505; [email protected]
Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm; Sat. 9am-4pm; Sun. by appt.

Harley-Davidson/Buell of Annapolis
Owner: Dave RommelGeneral Manager: Pam Phillips

Harley-Davidson/Buell of Annapolis carries an enviable selection of motorcycles. Our superior service department, factory-trained technicians and huge selection of parts and accessories take the worry out of maintenance so you can enjoy the ride. We emphasize the importance of providing superior products and service to our customers.

The excitement, adventure and freedom of motorcycle riding brought us into the business. Motorcycling has never been more popular in the USA. It’s a sure way of meeting new friends who enjoy talking about the experience as well as living it. Stop dreaming … it’s time to ride!

This summer we triple our space with a move to 30 Hudson Street. Come see us and go for a ride!

1818 George Avenue • Annapolis
410-263-3345 • www.annapolishd.com
Mon.-Sat. 9am-7pm

Earl M. Buffaloe
Real Estate Consultant, Re/Max Sails, Inc.

I am a real estate consultant, not a salesperson. I can help you sell your home quickly, for top dollar and with minimal inconvenience, using high-tech Virtual Tours and the Talking House®. The market is hot, and sellers may be able to use sell-by-owner to save thousands of dollars. I can help with the planning and preparation.

Buying a home? I can help you search for a home via an automated email listing notification service.

Buyers need to know the market. They must be pre-qualified, if not pre-approved.

Earl M. Buffaloe gives personal service and take the time you need to reach your goals without pressure. Whether selling or buying, both parties are treated with dignity and respect.

Chesapeake Beach • 301-812-1666 • 800-310-5877

Annapolis SpaWorks
Owners: Shelly and Paul Shaplin

We sell the world’s most comfortable and efficient hot tub — Softub — and the most effective infrared sauna — TheraSauna. Both are portable units that plug into regular wall outlets, cost only pennies to use and require no plumbing or build-out. Annapolis SpaWorks will deliver and set up your Softub or TheraSauna indoors or outside.

Our products can be seen at events or by appointment. We have a 24-foot mobile showroom that we will set up so that customers have a greater opportunity to see and purchase Softubs and TheraSaunas — below the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices.

Hydrotherapy in a hot tub and detoxing in a sauna will relieve tension and pain, improve circulation and sleep and increase overall wellness. We know — we use our Softub and TheraSauna regularly.

410-286-2500 • 866-280-9894 toll free
[email protected]

Norma Courtois, Realtor®
Century 21 ~ H.T. Brown Real Estate

Norma Courtois lists and sells residential property, specializing in Southern Anne Arundel County and Northern Calvert County. Norma has 15 years experience and has sold and settled hundreds of homes in the area. This vast amount of knowledge and expertise sets her apart from other agents.

“I enjoy meeting new clients and talking about the area and all it has to offer,” Norma says. “My job is not to sell a home; it is to bring a client and their dream home together through good advice and counseling.”

The market is very brisk at this time, but as always, Norma advises, you should price your home properly and you should hire a local, licensed Realtor.

5801 Deale Churchton Road
Deale • 410-353-0474
Available 7 Days a Week

Echoes and Accents
A Unique Consignment Showroom
Owners: Barbara Rasin Price and Leah Dean

Moving? Downsizing? Changing your décor? Whether you are buying or selling home furnishings and accessories, Echoes & Accents A Unique Consignment Showroom is the place to start.

If you’re buying, choose from gently-used, new and antique furniture and accents with names like Baker, Drexel Heritage, Hekman, Henredon, Hickory White and LaBarge. Our experienced and friendly staff offers personal help to find special pieces to suit your taste and your budget.

Selling home furnishings you can no longer use is both easy and profitable. They’ll be displayed in our constantly changing designer–oriented 7,000–square–foot showroom and enhanced by beautiful art and accessories.

Step into Echoes & Accents and discover why our customers say this is the most fun they’ve had shopping in a long, long time.

224 Chinquapin Round Road • Annapolis
Mon.–Sat. 10am–5pm;
Sun. Noon–4pm

Chesapeake Spas
Owner: Dave Ward

It’s time to get outside and grill burgers or escape an evening’s chill with a soak in the hot tub. Or watch the children frolic on their custom play center from the ease of your new patio furniture.

Oh, you don’t have any of those? What do you do with your yard?

Chesapeake Spas will help you turn that ordinary chunk of real estate into your personal resort. We’ll install your hot tub or sauna, set you up with beautiful patio furniture and provide the best play center ever for your children.

At Chesapeake Spas’ newly expanded Edgewater location with its huge spa showroom, we feature Tiger River, Hot Spring and Hot Spa spas. Outdoors, we display ChildLife Play Systems and Telescope Casual patio furniture.

2806 Solomons Island Road • Edgewater • 410-798-5674
360 Ritchie Highway • Severna Park • 410-384-9750
Mon., Wed., Fri. 10am-6pm; Tues., Thurs. 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.

Today’s homeowners know it’s important to maintain and enhance their home, but don’t necessarily want to do it on their own. In response, Case Design/Remodeling, a nationally known leader in the home improvement industry for over 40 years, has opened an office serving the Annapolis area.

Case Design/Remodeling offers peace of mind to homeowners. Case’s Home Repair Specialists have expertise in all areas of remodeling, home improvement and maintenance. Each craftsman has a minimum of 10 years experience and has gone through a security background check. No matter the scope of work, the project will be completed in a timely and professional manner with a two-year warranty to ensure complete satisfaction.

800-513-2250 • CaseDesign.com
Scheduling Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-5:30pm

Skipper’s Pier
Owners: John and Raye Price

Come hungry and plan to enjoy a great meal with the waterview from Skipper’s Pier.
In 1996, we bought Skipper’s to fulfill our dreams. It’s an authentic Chesapeake Bay Crab House specializing in local hard-shell blue crabs steamed to order and fresh fish as well as steak, chicken and pasta.

We give our patrons a clean, friendly atmosphere that combines great views, good food and personal service. We have a separate play area for children. We love meeting new people, making friends, and providing employment opportunities, training and mentorship for local teens.
Skipper’s Pier attracts a crowd. Make the most of your dining experience by visiting us weekdays during the summer.

6158 Drum Point Road • Deale
410-867-7110 • www.skipperspier.com
Tues.-Sun. Open at Noon

Owners: Michaele Moore & Angela Radivo

With Spring’s arrival comes the urge to do something new. If you want to change your style without going through a drastic overhaul, consider highlighting your hair. Just a few well-placed highlights can make all the difference. Brighten your existing color with fine streaks or go bold with wide highlights for a more dramatic look.

Michelangelos specializes in hair color, highlighting, razor cuts, make up, nails and waxing. Our staff attends numerous hair and make-up classes each year so we can keep our clients looking great with all the new and exciting trends.

9 Oxford Way • Huntingtown • North Center • Huntingtown
410-286-9870 • 301-494-0242
Mon. 12-8pm, Tues.-Thurs. 9am-8pm; Sat. 9am-5:30pm; Sun. 9am-2:30pm

Benedict Marina
David & Stephanie Davidson

Picture our satisfaction when we complete a job for a family. Many times the children are swimming off the pier and tying up their boats before we leave. It’s great to see them enjoying the water.

Benedict Marina is a small family-owned business providing quality service at reasonable prices. We carry the EZ-Dock line of floating docks, boat lifts and PWC lifts. With virtually unlimited design possibilities and the ability to withstand almost any aquatic environment, EZ-Dock is the ideal solution for the Chesapeake Bay area.

Floating docks and lifts can be installed much faster than wooden piers. Plan early. Because of the hurricane last year, many builders are backed up for several years.

19311 Wilmott Drive • Benedict
301-274-2882 • www.benedictmarina.com
Daily 6am-4pm

Norma Robertson & Sherry Smith
Realtors®, Remax 100

Realtors Norma Robertson and Sherry Smith are in the business of people, helping to make homeownership dreams come true. We thrive on satisfying your special home desires and circumstances. We also work with investors, and we have helped many home sellers avoid the capital gains tax by showing them how to reinvest.

With a combined 35 years in the business, we now specialize in Anne Arundel and Calvert counties and the again-thriving beach towns, Chesapeake Beach and North Beach.

With our gifts for listening, knowledge and creative approach, we’re your team of caring professionals.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, move up or move down, invest or divest — Norma Robertson and Sherry Smith want to work with you.

“Our vision is to build life-long relationships, one person at a time.”

301-855-8108 • 301-812-1730

Slim and Tone 30-Minute Workout for Women
Annapolis Owner: Lorri Wilson-Clarke
North Beach Owner: Michelle Krygier

Slim and Tone offers a 30-minute workout combining cardio and strength training in a friendly and beautiful environment. Our hydraulic equipment automatically adjusts to your fitness level with nine resistance settings to help ensure that you won’t plateau. It is designed to prevent soreness so you can work out as often as you like.

North Beach Slim and Tone also offers belly dancing classes as well as state-of-the-art metapolic testing. The Annapolis location has personal trainers; a circuit for maximizing calorie burn and a higher resistance circuit for strength training and toning. Tanning beds, nutrition and weigh-loss products and massage therapy are also available.

Let us show you how to Move More, Eat Right and Celebrate Life.
Call to schedule a free trial workout.

North Beach • 9132B Bay Avenue • 410-286-2572
www.slimandtone.com • Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm; Sat. 8am-Noon •

Annapolis • 302 Truman Parkway • 410-266-7771 • www.slimandtoneannapolis.com • Mon.-Thurs. 6:30am-7:30pm; Fri. 6:30am-6:30pm; Sat. 8am-1pm

Chesapeake Montessori
Owners: Lynda and Cathie Hampshire

Chesapeake Montessori, established in 1985, respects and nurtures the individual differences of each child. We are the only Montessori pre-school, kindergarten and elementary in Calvert County. Our staff is Montessori trained and certified. Our school is MSDE certified.

We enjoy watching the self-confidence of the children blossom here. There is a sense of family and a camaraderie between the ages. We have great parent support.

When looking for a school, keep your child’s learning style in mind and find a learning
environment that will meet his or her needs.

4190 Hunting Creek Road • Huntingtown
410-257-0535 • www.mymontessori.com • Weekdays 7am-6pm

General Woodcrafters
Owner: Robert E. Smith

At General Woodcrafters, we put 40 years of experience into our custom trim work and installation of commercial doors and hardware. We offer value analysis and custom-design services.

I started in woodcrafting with a college engineering degree and a carpentry apprenticeship in 1961.I have experience with the Army Corps of Engineers and with Parks and Rec. I continue to enjoy my customers’ satisfaction, craftsmanship and hands-on field experience.

All our woodcrafters are union craftsmen who use today’s tools in a professional shop with fully outfitted work trucks.Take advantage of General Woodcrafters’ design services, free estimates, rapid service and stringent quality control.

924 Walnut Avenue • North Beach • 301-351-2706
[email protected][email protected] • call anytime

Endless Summer Tanning
Owner: Dave Sims

Tan smart, don’t burn. At Endless Summer Tanning salon, we only use VHR and high-pressure tanning beds. These beds are the quickest way to reach a golden brown tan and are more gentle on your skin than a conventional tanning bed.

We also offer the Mystic Tan sunless spray booth.

Our atmosphere is upscale but relaxed with a friendly, well-trained staff dedicated to educating our customers about tanning. Our goal is to create the best tanning facility by providing the latest and greatest equipment along with the most knowledgeable staff. Spring attire looks best with a tan, but tan smart, don’t burn.

149 Central Square Drive • Prince Frederick • 410-535-9556
Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm

Clearview Patio Rooms & Windows
Owner: Barrett Day

After studying architecture for two years, I discovered that I like designing as well as being outdoors. I like helping people come up with the right solution for any project.Now I design and construct three- and four-season patio rooms and room additions; replace windows; screen porches and install vinyl siding.

At Clearview, we are in constant communication with the customer to make sure the job goes well.If you’re in the market for construction work, I suggest that you always ask to see a current copy of the license and insurance certificate. We serve both Maryland and Virginia.

410-956-7990 • 301-466-6389 cell
Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm; Sat. 9am-1pm

IKO Home Help
Owner: Dave Barton

IKO Home Help is a small business dedicated to providing comprehensive service and advice to people who want to sell their home themselves and save money. Many people want the savings, but don’t have time to do the needed research. Others are apprehensive about the process.

IKO will provide you with the information, confidence and service you need to succeed. IKO Home Help is not an agent or a broker. We are your personal consultant for self home selling. Call us. We can help you get ready to sell your home.

410-271-1618 • [email protected]

Old Town Candy
Owners: John and Susan Skelly

When you walk into our Old Town Candy store, all you’ll find is candy everywhere you look. You’ll be face to face with one of the largest selections of nostalgia candies around, as well as boxed chocolates, sugar-free/low-carb candies, bulk mix-and-match candies and a wall-full of Pez dispensers.

John Skelly wanted to get started on something to do when he retires. Noticing how everyone hung around his candy dish, he thought what a great idea to have an old-fashioned candy store – like he remembered and many of his customers remember.

Whether you’re six or 60, when you walk through the door of Old Town Candy, you’re a kid.

9122 Bay Avenue • North Beach • 410-286-7300
Spring: Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 11am-6pm
Open Good Friday 10am-6pm; Closed Easter

The Menagerie
Owners: Terry Haas and Susan Ward

The Menagerie fulfills a dream for Terry Haas and Susan Ward. Located in a cottage in quaint North Beach, their business has grown to include fine arts and crafts from local artists.

Affordable luxuries is the motto at The Menagerie. Haas and Ward are always on the lookout for unique home accents for new and repeat customers. “Our clients even trust us to choose gifts for faraway friends and family,” Ward says.

Home accessories and floral design services are available by appointment with Art Director Angela Reed Breese.

Come in to see our new selection of vases and pots for spring. Let us show you how to make arrangements using branches with buds to freshen every room in your house.

4105 7th St. • North Beach
410-286-5490 • Wed.-Sun. 10am-6pm

Good for Wood Power Washing, Deck Cleaning
Gabriel Chaney

Spring is a great time for residential exterior cleaning. Good for Wood will power wash your decks, siding, walkways and piers. We wash all types of wood, aluminum, vinyl and concrete to remove mold, mildew, algae, dirt, grease and other pollutants. We restore a new look with bright surfaces.

Good for Wood is environmentally friendly with high standards of excellence and reliable, dependable residential service. We love the results and so do our customers. A clean deck and home exterior make outdoor living guilt-free. You’ll love that, too.

410-867-0163 • 443-254-4998

Patti Stueckler, Realtor®
Century 21~H.T. Brown Real Estate

Patti Stueckler is a local realtor in Deale, an experienced agent who believes in giving the best service to her clients. For her buyers, she offers a best interest-rate guarantee through her work with Century 21 Mortgage Services. Her clients also pay no lender fees through this service — no appraisal fee, no loan application fee, no credit report fee and no processing fees.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, Patti offers top-rate service to sellers and maximum market exposure.

Whether buying or selling, call Patti or visit her website today.

Deale • 301-908-2540 • 410-867-1610
www.homesdatabase.com/patti • Call Anytime

Big Daddy’s Restaurant & Pub
Owners: Keith and Mary Sager

Big Daddy’s Restaurant & Pub offers Hand Cut Angus Beef, Fresh Baby Back Ribs, Amazing Cream of Crab soup, Crab Cakes, Home Made Soups, Great Desserts and more imported and domestic beer on tap than anywhere in the area. We have Plasma TVs to go with FOX Sports Network and video games.

Keith started with pit trailers, then purchased Texas Ribs & Barbecue seven years ago. Big Daddy’s is his second location, a locally owned Pub that caters to the needs of local families.

Just a little advice from us to you all: If it starts with soy, it’ll never be a burger. If you want good times and great food, stop on by.

705 N. Prince Frederick Boulevard • Prince Frederick
410-414-5272 • Mon.-Fri. 11am-9pm; Sat. 9am-9pm; Sun. 9am-8pm

Herrington Harbour Inn

The historic Caribbean-style Herrington Harbour Inn, built in the 1950s at the height of the swing era, is one of the best-kept secrets on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy a quaint getaway with beach-front lodgings and extraordinary vistas, right here in Southern Anne Arundel County.

Our hospitable staff will welcome you with open arms. Then after a restful night, join us for a home-made, complimentary, continental breakfast.

We look forward to providing you with a relaxing and enjoyable stay at our secret by the Bay. Please contact us now to book your getaway.

At Herrington Harbour Marina Resort
Route 261 • Rose Haven • 410-741-5100 x100
Daily 8am-10pm

Vic’s Italia by the Bay
Owners Vic Daddi, Bil Shockley, Joe Frederickson

No two days are the same at Vic’s Italia by the Bay, where for eight years you’ve enjoyed Italian dishes and pizza prepared by Chef Bil Shockley — who studied at the Culinary Institute of America — and Joe Frederickson. All we serve is prepared fresh from scratch. Pizza, baked in our wood-burning pizza oven, is voted Best on the Bay by Bay Weekly readers.
We’re on Fishing Creek Marina with a banquet room for parties of 20 to 60 and a tiki bar for outdoor enjoyment.

We love our customers. Enjoy the Bay, take care of her — and stop in for a pie.

3800 Harbor Road • Chesapeake Beach
301-855-3810 • 410-257-1601
Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm; Fri,Sat 11:30am-11pm

Sneade’s Ace Home Center
Owners: Dave & Lynne Sneade

Sneade’s is your local ACE store for all your hardware and home improvement needs. We’re stocked with lawn care products and gardening supplies including decorative stone for that new walkway. If you’re planning a deck, check out our Epoch and Eon decking. To freshen up your existing deck, we recommend Sikkens deck products.

It’s time to plant new seed, fertilize lawns and gardens and dethatch your lawn by aerating it to stimulate new growth. At Sneade’s, you’ll find all you need to get lawn jobs done.

Our Helpful Hardware Folks will help you choose the right products for your project. We’ll also sharpen your saw and mower blades or refill your gas grill’s propane tank while you shop.

Shop on-line. You’ll find over 40,000 items through acehardware.com and save 70 percent on shipping to your local Sneade’s Ace Hardware.

We now have a covered drive-thru lumber yard at both locations and a helpful lumber staff to load your orders.

Route 260 & Boyds Turn Rd.
Owings • 301-855-8120
11861 H.G. Trueman Rd Lusby • 410-326-3222
Mon.-Fri. 7am-7pm; Sat. 8am-5pm; Sun. 9am-3pm

The Magnolia Shoppe

The Magnolia Shoppe is a dream come true for the owners, with a shop that features artisan jewelry and garden decor, as well as paintings, exceptionally fine silver jewelry and hand-made Swarovski crystal bracelets.

Hand-painted wood furniture is made to order, stained and created to match your personality and desires. Unique gifts, tokens and home-decor ideas abound. We have flags to spruce up and add color to the front of your home.

Stop by to meet new friends from all over the place at The Magnolia Shoppe in charming, rural Friendship.

2 West Friendship Road • Friendship • 410-257-7510
Thurs.-Mon. 10am-7pm

Anchor Insurance
Owners: Janet and Charles Brown

Janet and Charles Brown have been in Deale for 20 years, showing the community that they care and providing a stable business whose goal is to help people with their insurance needs. They offer personal, business, and marine insurance; workers’ comp; health disability; and financial services.

Their greatest satisfaction is helping their customers and getting to know them personally.

They say, “Stick with your dreams and goals. When we bought the agency 15 years ago, Congress passed a 10 percent luxury tax on boats; the country was headed into recession; and businesses around us were closing their doors. We survived. Get involved and get to know your customers.”

410-867-2733 • www.anchinsagency.com

Carol E. Cook,
Associate Broker, Long & Foster

In addition to 30 years in the real estate profession, I’ve owned a real estate business, a mortgage company and a title company, so I’m well-versed in all aspects of mortgages. I also offer free senior real estate counseling.

If you’re thinking about real estate, I suggest you ask these questions: What’s my house worth? Should I sell or renovate? How much can I buy? What are waterfront values? What are the financing options?
Then Choose the Best, Not the Rest. Call Carol E. Cook.

301-449-1703 • 301-706-7553 • Call Anytime

Karla’s Custom Art & Frame
Formerly One of a Kind Gallery

At Karla’s Custom Art and Frame we love the art works that pass through our hands. We give artistic guidance to help you select the best frames and mats for your artwork, matching the art to the personality of the client. Picture our fabulous framing for your prints, posters, photos, artwork and 3-D objects at perfect prices with quality components.

Freshen up and customize your walls using objects you never before thought of framing: baby shoes, dried flowers, antiques, driftwood, caps and gowns – almost any object can be framed. We’ll turn your treasures into works of art at Karla’s Custom Art and Frame.

Chesapeake Avenue • North Beach • 410-257-7580
www.artspresso.com • Wed.-Fri. 9am-3pm; Sat., Sun. 9am-2pm

Chesapeake Floral Arts
Wedding and Special Event Florist
Owner: Nancy Garner

“Every bride and every event is unique. The most rewarding moment is when I see a bride’s face light up when she first lays eyes on her bouquet,” says Nancy Garner of Chesapeake Floral Arts. Since 1988, Nancy has been producing fresh and innovative event flowers for weddings, parties, bar- and bat-mitzvahs.

She says, “Since we work only on weddings and special events, we are able to give your event all the attention it deserves at a reasonable price. We offer advice on styles, colors and the most current color trends while working within your budget.

Visit Chesapeake Floral Arts at the Chesapeake Beach Hotel and Spa’s Bridal Expo on Sunday, April 25.

3815 13th St. • Chesapeake Beach • 410-286-8288
[email protected] • Call Anytime

Floor Systems
Owners: Roger and Bill Murphy

Beautiful interiors begin with quality floor coverings. You can literally roll out a room full of beauty with new floor coverings from Floor Systems. We specialize in nationally known brands of quality carpeting, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring for kitchens, family rooms and basement rec rooms.

Whether for home or office, our friendly professionals will supply valuable ideas, tips and low prices. We can bring samples right to you. Or you can browse our wide showroom selection and take samples home to see how they suit your decor. Our professionals will measure dimensions. With Floor Systems your beautiful new floors are on the way.

15 Oxford Way • Huntingtown North Center
Huntingtown • 301-855-0233
Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 8am-4pm

Bella Cabella Salon
Owner: Erica Noccolino Thorowgood

We emphasize making people feel comfortable, wanted and not just another number at Bella Cabella. Our services are haircutting, highlighting, retexturizing, perming, styling and complete waxing. We also love to work with bridal parties. We give honest answers to real questions and complement real features.

I got started as a child going to work with my mom, part owner of hair salons in the Metro area. I had a great opportunity and took it from there.I love the salon atmosphere and the freedom of my creativity. My business is just five months old. I wake up every day knowing this job let’s me be me. I’ve had wonderful teachers and mentors. And my customers mean everything.

3819 Harbor Road, Suite 101 • Chesapeake Beach
410-286-9095 • 877-322-3577 • Tues.-Fri. 9am-7:30pm; Sat. 9am-3pm

Chesapeake Arts Center

When Anne Arundel County wanted to cultivate arts entertainment and education in its northern region, the multimillion dollar renovation of a former high school gave birth to Chesapeake Arts Center. In two theaters, the Center makes room for concerts, plays and dance. It also showcases both local and national artists in performances and exhibits.

The Center also includes two dance studios, a pottery studio, woodshop and piano lab plus classroom and classes in theatre, music, visual arts and yoga. Children and adults develop their talents in the Center’s classes and shows.

Chesapeake Arts Center gives Northern Anne Arundel County a great place for doing and seeing the arts without driving to Baltimore, Annapolis or Washington.

194 Hammonds Lane • Brooklyn Park
410-636-6597 • www.chesapeakearts.org

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
Michael A. Smolek, Executive Director Jefferson Patterson Park

Dianne A. Houseknecht, Public Services Coordinator
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is an archaeology and history museum located on 560 scenic acres overlooking the Patuxent River in Calvert County. Visitors can tour archaeological sites, trails, historic farm landscapes, and investigate thousands of years of human history in the Chesapeake Bay region. Visit JPPM and see two new museum exhibits, the Louis L. Goldstein Gallery in the Visitor Center and the Weisman Blacksmith Shop Collection in the Farm Exhibit Building. JPPM also offers heritage celebrations, tours, lectures and educational programs. Open-air Pavilion is available for rent. Volunteer opportunities are always available.

10515 Mackall Road • St. Leonard
410- 586-8501 • ww.jefpat.org
April 15 – October 15: Wed.-Sun. 10am-5pm

Judith Neighoff
Realtor®, ReMax Innovations

ReMax Innovations was recently represented at its annual convention in San Diego, California, by Judith Neighoff. Judy brought home many new and unique marketing ideas to help sell homes more effectively. One idea is to feature your home on Realtor.com since 89 percent of buyers are known to search for homes online. For example, when a buyer searches for Deale, MD, Judy’s seller’s homes are instantly shown with multiple photos and links for additional information. This has resulted in over 2000 hits to Judy’s website in one week. Call Judy or visit her website for more information.

3161 Solomons Island Road • Edgewater
410-353-3545 • www.judithneighoff.com[email protected]

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Following five years of remarkable growth due to weddings and corporate outings, the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has become one of the area’s premier locations for waterfront events. Now an “all-events facility” the Club is located on the Eastern Shore at the foot of the Bay bridge and boasts the “best sunsets on the Bay.”

The same award-winning food and outstanding service you experience at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is now available for your off-premise event. Our catering division conducts any occasion you need catered at the location of your choice.

To schedule an event at the Club or arrange off-site catering, call us or check out our website.

500 Marina Club Road • Stevensville • 410-604-1933

Joanne Fayette, President

North Chesapeake Beach Business & Professional Association Inc. is a non-profit organization established 14 years ago. Its purpose is to build a stronger business and professional link to the community and both municipalities of North and Chesapeake Beach.

Our brochure “Welcome to the Beaches” promotes the area as a tourist destination. Membership includes a listing in the brochure, group advertising and some special discounts. We promote networking on a friendly basis and we are members of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce.

We helped to establish and continue to support the Boys & Girls Club and Calvert Crusade for Children as part of our commitment to youth in the Twin Beach area.

For information on membership or a free brochure write to us at:
Post Office Box 858
North Beach, Maryland 20714

Lord Calvert Bowl
Owner: Susan Collier

Fun is our business. Business is our fun. At Lord Calvert Bowling Center we’ve remodeled with new lanes and computerized scorekeeping. We are handicapped accessible. Visit us Friday and Saturday for Rock and Bowl nights when the lanes, tables and balls glow under blacklights, show lights flicker and the music plays on and on.

Enjoy food and drink at our grill or our full-service bar and lounge. We host birthday parties, corporate parties and group packages. You join in the fun while we do the work. Our business is good ole fashioned fun for all ages.

Hate the gym? Go bowling. Use all your muscles in this great sport. Join a short summer league at Lord Calvert Bowling Center.

2275 Solomons Island Road • Huntingtown
(At the intersection of Plum Point Road and Route 263)
410-535-3560 • www.lordcalvertbowl.com

Susan Stebbing,
Loan Officer, Hunter Mortgage LLC

First-time home buying is scary. Sue Stebbing makes it easier by providing the personal, caring touch that home buyers deserve. Listening is the greatest attribute that Sue offers her customers. She hears their needs and wants, and she goes out and fulfills them. She makes purchasing a home an enjoyable event for the customer.

Working with a lender you can trust is important when it comes to home financing. And working with a lender familiar with the local neighborhoods, inspectors and realtors also makes sense.

“I care about your neighborhhod as much as you do,” Sue says. “When you’re ready to buy or refinance, give me a call.”

Hunter Mortgage offers FHA, VA and conventional financing for both purchase and
refinancing. We specialize in first-time homebuyers. We can approve loans within hours at
competitive prices.

410-279-0335 cell • 410-867-9139 fax

Aria Spa
Owner: Aurora Youngs

Chesapeake Healing Arts of Prince Frederick was founded in 1997 to honor the body, mind, spirit connection. Here, we offer comprehensive holistic services including massage therapy, acupuncture, reiki, naturopathy, nutrition, hypnotherapy and meditation, as well as classes and special events.

With the awakened interest in age-old healing wisdom, CHA introduced its holistic skin care center Aria Spa in November 2003. Serenely situated in Huntingtown, Aria Spa utilizes European facial and body treatments and massage therapy, with natural and organic products for skincare and wellness.

We advise, “Be mindful of using protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays. If you already have skin damage, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by using quality skincare products and scheduling regular professional facials.”

11 Oxford Way • Huntingtown
By Appointment

Triad Center for the Soul
Owners: Shellie Lambert & Cathy Nasatka

At Triad, Cathy and Shellie seek to enrich lives by sharing universal energy sources and natural earth products with All. Reiki/Energy sessions balance the body’s energy, clear charka blockages, ease physical pain and release that which is no longer of help to the body or mind. Sessions include crystals, oils and channeled information for individual needs. Intuitive sessions may use Angel and Reiki card readings, personal channeled writings, universal messages and pendulum divination. Guest teachers offer yoga, meditations, art classes, full moon bon/chimenea fire celebrations and spiritual chats for All.

Triad’s gift shop offers natural candles, essential oils and lotions, incense, crystals, books, videos, jewelry and art.

3725 East Chesapeake Beach Road, #101 • Chesapeake Beach
410-257-5900; www.triadcenter.org
Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm;
Sun. 12-5pm

D. Miller Associates
David Miller, President

Which company sells the most computers? IBM? Compaq? Dell? How about the local computer store in your neighborhood, where you can also sign up for computer classes or have your personal computer upgraded or serviced? About 60 percent of the computers sold last year were manufactured by locally owned and operated computer stores like D. Miller Associates.

At D. Miller Associates, each computer is individually tested and configured to customer specifications. We have been providing affordable computers, services and repairs for over 20 years. We can transfer information from your old PC to your new one, set up your network and provide on-site instruction. Free local delivery and setup are available. Call or visit for a free estimate.

5720-C Deale Churchton Road • Deale • 301-261-5989
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm

Beach Cove Restaurant and Lounge
Theresa King & Capt. Glenn James Proprietors

Beach Cove specializes in fresh seafood and beef. They serve only Certified Angus Beef, which is held to higher standards than USDA Choice. They offer a full carry-out menu and great weekday specials. In their third year of operation, the owners are proudest of the service level that they have maintained and the high quality of food that is presented at reasonable prices.

“The biggest reward since opening has been the people we have met,” the owners say. “It’s like having a very large family.”

The lounge caters to a 30-plus age group, with entertainment Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Come enjoy yourself and feel comfortable.

Tip: Eat out during the week, beat the weekend rush, sit back and enjoy the beach!

8416 Bayside Road • Chesapeake Beach • 301-855-0025
Daily Noon-9pm

2nd Star Productions Theatre Company
Jane B. Wingard, Founder and Executive Director

Founded and staffed by theater professionals, 2nd Star Productions is dedicated to high-quality theatre and the training of those involved in all areas of theatrical production. The experienced, award-winning staff includes Executive Director Jane Wingard; Artistic Directo, Lynne Wilson; Music Director Donald K. Smith, who often has a live orchestra of 15-20 under his baton; and Vicki Smith, our choreographer.

In nine seasons, 2nd Star Productions has presented 24 musicals and 10 comedies. They are dedicated to the notion that song, inspiration, dance and laughter offer a sorely needed respite in today’s subtext. The new 2nd Star Jr. Series aims to bring in young theatre goers.

Maintaining high production quality and the response of the audience brings them genuine artistic satisfaction.

Productions at the Bowie Playhouse
Whitemarsh Park • Bowie • 410 757-5700 • 301 858-7245

Chesapeake Yoga Center
Owner: Roberta W. Reeves

Chesapeake Yoga Center is dedicated to the spirit and practice of ancient healing arts. We offer classes in yoga, pilates, belly dance and tai chi. Our focus is the body/mind/spirit paradigm with physical movement that calms the mind and opens students to the serenity of their innermost being.

Chesapeake Yoga Center helps students experience themselves in new and dynamic ways. One of the precepts of yogic philosophy is “seva” or “service.”Therefore our teachers offer free classes at the beginning of each session for students to experience yoga, pilates and belly dance (April 12-18 at CYC).
Interview our teachers to discover their expertise, years of training and style. Let the ultimate test be the way you feel after class.

410-326-4421• www.chesapeakeyogacenter.com
13860 H.G. Truman Road • Solomons
Check website for hours

Sunrooms Plus
PG Awning/Covers By The Bay
Owner: Wayne Brechtel

One of the larger home improvements is the addition of a sunroom, so homeowners should plan ahead. Who will build it ? Will the addition look good on your home? What size will give you what you want? What will the room be used for?

Consider if you want to use the room year-round, to extend the living room or possibly open it up to the house. Then you need the most thermally efficient windows, such as vinyl-framed, double pane, with low E and argon gas.

If the sunroom will be used only from spring to fall, then single-pane glass windows or their equivalent should be fine.

To learn more about a sunroom expansion project, call Sunrooms Plus.

415 Headquarters Drive, Suite 7 • Millersville
410-729-1801 • 800-725-9501
www.sunroomsandawnings.com • Daily 9am-5pm

Law Office of Lynda J. Striegel

Lyn Striegel has spent over 20 years as a corporate and securities attorney. She has experience as
Senior Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement, Senior Asset Management Counsel, Bank of America and Senior Counsel to Riggs Bank, SEI Investments and Sallie Mae. She is the author of Live Secure: Financial Planning for Women, as well as numerous articles on business, asset management and financial planning.

Lyn opened her solo practice in North Beach two years ago. She enjoys the chance to work with individuals rather than large corporate clients. She specializes in business law, wills and estates and financial planning. She is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. and is a member of the American Bar Association, and the bar associations of Maryland, Virginia, D.C., Anne Arundel County and Calvert County.

4104 3rd Street; P.O. Box 1144 • North Beach
301-855-2246 • [email protected]

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