2020 Local Business Guide

This has been a different and difficult year. So, for 2020, this is a different version of our annual Local Business Guide, where we showcase the many regular advertisers who help keep CBM Bay Weekly coming to you, every week, free of charge.  

This year, we decided to share with you how some of these local businesses have had to adapt to life during a pandemic — and some of the kindnesses they’ve experienced from the community. 

The businesses featured here — and all the advertisers you’ll find in the pages of CBM Bay Weekly — have kept the paper printing during these difficult months.  

Our advertisers faced their own hardships. But continued to support CBM Bay Weekly. The Local Business Guide is our way of thanking them for their support. 

Please be sure to tell them how much you appreciate them staying open — and continuing to advertise with CBM Bay Weekly. 

Because supporting them supports us. 

—Krista Pfunder 

A Vintage Deale Hunts for Treasures 

A Vintage Deale is open for business and has been busy seeking out unusual items to feature for sale in the shop. 

“We are making every effort to find new and exciting inventory to appeal to our old—and our new—customers,” says Jane Walter, co-owner. 

Customers will notice a few changes. “We are open fewer days, and are cleaning and wearing masks,” Walter says. “We are endeavoring to get back to something normal.” 

This unique shop in Deale is filled with vintage and antique European and American lighting, artwork, accessories and more that the owners have hand selected.  

Walter and co-owner Paula Tanis appreciate the understanding customers have shown. “Everyone is being very cooperative in wearing masks and being kind to one another,” Walter says. 

A Vintage Deale: 655 Deale Rd., Deale; 443-203-6157 

AFC Urgent Care on the Front Lines  

AFC Urgent Care in Edgewater is accustomed to quickly adapting to the needs of patients, so when the pandemic hit, the walk-in clinic quickly jumped into action, never closing the office. 

“We began offering COVID-19 testing at the end of March,” says Ginni Morani, marketing director. “Testing is based on an assessment by our physician, which is based on symptoms or exposure to a COVID-positive patient.” 

The clinic uses three outside labs for testing and results come back anywhere from 48 hours to 7 to 10 business days later, depending on the volume of testing at the labs.  

AFC continues to offer all of their regular patient services. “We address everything from colds and flus to cuts and sprains and everything in between,” Morani says. “We offer lab services, digital x-ray, travel vaccinations, pre-op physicals, occupational health services— drug screens, DOT physicals, pre-employment physicals—plus school and sports physicals, STD testing, seasonal flu shots, and immigration physicals.” 

In an effort to make medical care more accessible during a time of quarantines and social distancing, AFC now offers telemedicine visits. “We can diagnose symptoms, evaluate injuries, consult with patients, provide referrals and coordinate care,” Morani says. “Patients only need to have access to a cell phone.” 

Patients have been appreciative of the care given. “Our staff has been going above and beyond every day during this stressful time to provide the best care to our patients,” Morani says. “Patients have delivered food and gift cards for the staff. It is so nice for them to feel like they are making a difference.” 

AFC Urgent Care: 3059 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater; 410-956-3394; www.afcurgentcareedgewater.com  

Arbor Terrace Keeps Residents Safe — and Engaged 

The pandemic didn’t stop Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel in Gambrills from providing care for its residents and staff. This senior living community specializes in assisted living and dementia care. 

“We follow guidelines in order to keep everyone safe and healthy,” say Suzi Jones, Senior Care Counselor at Arbor Terrace. “We wear masks and personal protective equipment, practice social distancing, and make sure to follow a rigorous and thorough cleaning schedule.” 

New guidelines don’t mean fewer activities for residents. “We’ve made creative changes to offer fun and engagement door-to-door and in small groups,” Jones says. “We participated in the Engagement Community Arts and Education Challenge. Residents spent the afternoon making works of art using watercolor paints to spell the word LOVE. These types of activities offer an engaging way to spend time, make heartwarming memories, and lift spirits.”  

Nor has it stopped Arbor Terrace from opening its doors to welcome newcomers. “We are accepting new residents, and follow a procedure to welcome new residents safely,” Jones says. “Our innovative Bridges neighborhood eases the transition from assisted living to dementia care. We honor individuality and celebrate each person’s unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and caring community.” 

Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel: 2535 Evergreen Rd., Gambrills; 410-989-4451; www.arborcompany.com/locations/maryland/gambrills-waugh-chapel  

Annapolis School of Seamanship Navigates the Pandemic to Put You on the Water 

Few activities seem as perfectly suited for pandemic life than getting out on the water in a power boat. 

Annapolis School of Seamanship — known as America’s Boat School — is open for business and teaching boaters all they need to know to safely enjoy the water. 

As soon as businesses started closing due to the pandemic, Annapolis School of Seamanship captains began searching for ways to keep teaching and certifying boaters. “We moved the in-classroom portion of our on-water classes online,” says Captain Mark Talbott. “We now run in-person classes entirely outdoors to reduce close contact between students.” 

Recognizing that the picturesque historic building the school calls home may not be large enough to support social distancing, the captains quickly adapted. “We found an alternate venue close by that is much larger to allow for even greater social distancing,” Talbott says. “Plus, we’ve been running our classroom courses with reduced attendance to keep everyone safe.”  

The school’s location in Eastport on Back Creek allows instructors and students to walk right from their door to the dock for on-water instruction.  

Current class offerings include on-water training for adults and kids — on an ASOS boat or your own boat — as well as Captain’s License classes and Marine Systems courses. Classes are taught by U.S. Coast Guard-certified captains and industry trade experts.  

Annapolis School of Seamanship: 601 6th St., Annapolis; 410-263-8848; www.annapolisschoolofseamanship.com 

Bay Community Health Adds Options to Meet Health Needs  

Bay Community Health offers internal and family medicine, behavioral health, insurance eligibility/enrollment and care management services in two locations, West River and Shady Side.  

“BCH provides health services to all income ranges whether you are insured or uninsured,” says Juanita Tryon, CEO of Bay Community Health. “Our sliding fee scale allows us to provide health services to underserved members of the community, particularly those who have low income or are uninsured.”  

To meet the needs of the community, BCH expanded office hours to include evening appointments and reopened their Shady Side location. They also offer COVID-19 testing by appointment. 

“Bay Community Health was able to expand our current tele-health access for both our medical and behavioral health patients as a result of COVID-19,” Tryon says. 

And the community has shown its appreciation for BCH’s efforts.  

“Many community members have expressed their thanks for us remaining open to serve our patients and the community,” Tryon says. “The community acknowledged the efforts of our triage team with their thanks as they drove by and many more dropped off sweet treats, donated masks or sent lunch for the staff to enjoy. The efforts provided a tremendous lift to the BCH team.”    

Bay Community Health: 134 Owensville Rd., West River 

6131 Shady Side Rd., Shady Side  

410-867-4700; www.baycommunityhealth.org 

Bay Country Crabbing Keeping Up with Demand  

“It’s difficult to get some products in and as soon as we do we share them and they sell right away,” says Dan Mallonee, owner of Bay Country Crabbing in Edgewater. Recreational fishing and crabbing have increased in popularity during the pandemic, sending customers flocking to the supply and tackle shop. “I think everyone’s trying to do what they can to get out of the house and also to do for themselves as much as possible.” 

In a way, the pandemic has helped keep his business afloat. “I can’t keep a trotline or pull traps (topless traps) in supply for more than a day or so,” reports Mallonee. “I’ve got a two- to three-week backorder on our traps, which we build ourselves.”  

The company decided to offer some new services to customers. “We now offer a full archer shop, make custom arrows and tune up bows,” Mallonee says. “We’re a tackle and bait shop and if we don’t have what you’re looking for we’ll do everything we can to get it to you.” 

That’s the kind of service that his customers have responded to. “People are helping us by choosing to shop with small, independent stores,” Mallonee says.   

Bay Country Crabbing: 214 Mayo Rd., Edgewater; 410-956-0300; www.baycountrycrabbingsupply.com 

Chesapeake Health and Fitness Adapts to Keep a Community Healthy 

Chesapeake Health and Fitness in Deale knows the important role good health plays in the life of its members; never more so than during a pandemic. And they had little time to come up with a game plan to help provide tools for keeping you healthy and fit. 

“We were given five hours’ notice to close and immediately started offering free live Facebook classes the night we closed,” says Vanessa Runion, co-owner of Chesapeake Health and Fitness. “We knew this was a very hard time for everyone and wanted to be able to share our love of fitness to help keep spirits up for both members and non-members in the community.” 

Now reopened after a three-month long closure, the fitness center finds itself offering more options for members than before the pandemic — thanks to those virtual options. 

“We have in-person classes as well as a virtual library of classes which are all included in the membership,” co-owner Kristina Gardiner says. “Members can work out with their favorite Chesapeake Health and Fitness instructors from the comfort of their own home.” 

Changes at the gym include reduced class sizes to allow for proper social distancing as well as a variety of personal training choices. 

“Members can use the gym inside or outside — weather permitting — receive virtual training, in-home training or utilize a private personal training room,” Runion says. 

The community has rallied around the fitness center and offered to do their part to keep others healthy. 

“We had members offering to help other members pay their gym dues,” Gardiner says. “We were so very touched by the generosity of others during this time.” 

Chesapeake Health and Fitness: 624 E. Bay Front Rd., Deale; 410-867-7440; www.chesfitclub.com  

Cleaning Maid Easy Adds Peace of Mind 

Cleaning and disinfecting multiple times a day have become necessary habits for those living and working in the time of the pandemic. At Cleaning Maid Easy in Deale, owner Lucia Tucker and her team were ahead of the game as professional cleaners. 

As soon as COVID-19 hit, Tucker began creating a plan to ensure the homes and businesses she and her team cleaned were protected. “We have had an endless amount of needed change due to COVID-19,” Tucker says. “Like everyone else, health needs to be put first.” 

The Cleaning Maid Easy team added more than eight steps of extra care to enter a home safely, such as wearing masks, using germicide and sanitizing high-use items multiple times a day. “We follow all CDC guidelines and carry both CDC-recommended and EPA-approved disinfectant for all homes,” Tucker says. 

Cleaning Maid Easy continues to offer basic house cleaning, still their most popular service, and has added deep cleaning options.  “We have added germicidal fogging and complete disinfectant wipe-downs to our list of services,” Tucker says. “These services are also being provided to businesses after hours and weekends.” 

Tucker and her team moved beyond cleaning to feeding members of the community in the early months of the pandemic. Operation Open Tab, a movement started by Tucker, used monetary donations made to local restaurants so that any person in need of a hot meal could order a meal to go.  

Tucker’s efforts earned her a shout-out from Gov. Larry Hogan and country music artists Brothers Osborne, Deale natives, during a program called CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special. It also netted her a large donation to be used to help Operation Open Tab. 

“I learned through Operation Open Tab that many want to do wondrous deeds for our communities,” Tucker says. 

Cleaning Maid Easy: 5851 Deale Churchton Rd., #1, Deale; 410-867-7773; www.cmeofmd.com.  

D. Miller Associates Keeps Us Connected & Working 

In a world suddenly requiring webcams and Zoom knowledge to stay in touch, D. Miller Associates in Deale is busy keeping homes and businesses connected. The 35-year-old full solution computer company specializes in hardware and software sales and service, as well as training and network support and setup. 

“We work with both businesses and home users,” says Lisa Richardson, co-owner. “We can transfer data to new computers and provide a custom computer configuration.” 

“We were considered essential during the shutdown and have been open throughout the pandemic,” Richardson says. “We are now performing more of our services in both homes and businesses remotely.” 

The computer company had to get creative when it came to meeting the needs of clients during a time when technicians could not physically visit homes and businesses. 

“We had an elderly client needing a printer for her medical history,” Richardson says. “We tried helping remotely but couldn’t get it to work. We asked her to leave her printer out on her porch for us to pick up. We got it back to the shop and determined that she needed a new printer so we ordered her one and delivered it back to her porch.” 

The team at D. Miller then worked with the client remotely to get the printer set up in her home so that she could use the printer during her remote health care visits. 

D. Miller Associates is offering curbside drop-off and pick-up and can help users new to the virtual world navigate it.  

“We’ve helped businesses set up their office so employees can access computer systems remotely and established enhanced security protocols and network settings to enable people to work safely and efficiently without stepping foot into their office,” Richardson says. 

D. Miller Associates: 5720-C Deale Churchton Rd., Deale; 301-261-5989; www.dmillerassociates.com 

Deale Umai Sushi House is a South County Favorite 

Owner Chang Park and Chef Paul are still at it: Preparing and serving up sushi, traditional Korean favorites and Japanese dishes in Deale. 

“We are open our regular hours and are offering our full menu,” Park says. 

Chef Paul—a sushi chef for more than 27 years—expertly prepares sushi, including his newest specialty: deep-fried sushi. 

Other options include Park’s many traditional Korean dishes such as bulgogi made with thin, marinated slices of beef or pork grilled on a barbecue. Another popular dish is Japchae, a sweet and savory stir fry dish made with glass noodles and vegetables. Japanese offerings include Park’s homemade avocado dressing and Yum Yum sauce. 

For diners who prefer to eat outside, the popular sushi spot has long been known for its outdoor seating area: Tables with umbrellas surrounded by vibrant foliage lovingly tended by Park herself. 

Deale Umai Sushi House: 657 Deale Rd., Deale; 410-867-4433 

Dunkirk Vision Welcomes Patients Back 

Dunkirk Vision in Dunkirk is still providing comprehensive eye exams, lenses and frames and more to patients. “We are opened for business with many changes in order to comply with social distancing,” says Dr. Rose Susel Lucente, owner of Dunkirk Vision.  

The office is using more personal protective equipment and has installed protective barriers. “All patients call us before walking in the front door. That allows us to control the flow of traffic within the office.” 

And for some patients, an in-office visit may not be necessary. “For some of our patients, we provide curbside dispensing of eyeglasses, contact lenses and other products so they do not even have to step inside,” Dr. Susel Lucente says. 

Dunkirk Vision: Suite 102, 10335 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk; 443-964-6730; www.dunkirkvision.com 

Reconnect at Harbour Cove Marina 

Change abounds during the pandemic, but at Harbour Cove Marina in Deale, with it can come a chance to relax and reconnect. 

“I see more families spending time together on the water,” says Peter Mueller, marina manager. “They say that during these uncertain times they are glad to bond and have more time with their loved ones.” 

The marina is a hub of activity for its customers and their guests, but this year things look a little different. 

“Our clubhouse is open for restroom use and conducting marina business,” Mueller says. “The pool table, ping pong table, kids’ area and kitchen in the clubhouse are closed.” 

Highly anticipated events, the annual crab feast and customer appreciation party had to be cancelled. “This year, we’ve had to cancel our crab feast, customer appreciation party, fishing tournaments and fishing seminar,” Mueller says.  

But the full-service marina remains open and is happy to help customers get out on the water and enjoy themselves. 

They offer “in and out service,” lift slips, wet slips, winter storage, detailing, bottom painting and have a fuel dock. The marina is a certified Volvo, Mecruiser and Mercury dealer. 

Harbour Cove Marina: 5901 Vacation Lane, Deale; 301-261-9500; www.harbourcove.com 

Independent Tree Care for Homeowners and Trees 

Since he offers services that occur completely outdoors, Independent Tree Care owner Steven Graham has gratefully noticed little change in his industry. 

“Things are fairly normal for us,” Graham says. “People seem to feel safe using us because we don’t have to go inside their home.” 

Graham has seen an uptick in the business and suspects it’s due to homeowners spending more time in their yards, noticing more trees that may need attention. 

“People are seeing the need to inspect trees with the recent storms,” Graham says. “True inspection is critical. Now is a good time to assess the health of your trees. Learn which trees are hazardous and may be diseased.” 

Graham will make recommendations to help you formulate a plan to address tree-related problems. “Many times, pruning can mitigate problems,” Graham says. “Consider that deciding to just remove a tree can cause a loss of shade; impact soil retention and can even cause psychological distress.” In other words: Loss of that tree may mean you don’t have birds chirping in your yard or a relaxing place to curl up under to read a good book. 

Graham suggests homeowners look for ways to address problems instead of simply removing the tree. “I caution people to think more about saving their trees,” Graham says. “You’re more apt to get your desired results.” 

Independent Tree Care’s certified arborists and Maryland-licensed tree experts will assess your yard and create a plan for a safe—yet beautiful—landscape. 

Independent Tree Care: Edgewater; 202-351-8293; www.independenttreecare.com 

Pirates Cove Restaurant and Dock Bar Fed First Responders 

Closed for a full month at the start of the pandemic, and now reopened, Pirates Cove Restaurant and Dock Bar in Galesville were among those businesses who immediately began feeding first responders when they couldn’t serve the general public. 

“We began a community fundraiser where customers were able to contribute to a special fund to provide first responders with prepared lunches and dinners,” says Anthony Clarke, co-owner of Pirates Cove. “This kept teams working in the kitchen and provided close to 2,000 meals to local hospitals, police and fire departments.” 

Pirates Cove took the down time to develop a streamlined menu—still featuring some of their most popular dishes like crab imperial and shrimp salad—and added seating at the dock bar to allow for social distancing. Indoor and outdoor seating are at 50 percent capacity. 

“We continue to offer great ambiance with the ability for guests to choose the quieter West Deck, the air-conditioned porch room or the more lively dock bar with live music,” Clarke says. “Decks and patios surround three sides of our property with views of the marina and West River. We have also added live music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.” 

Online ordering is available — you can even pay online prior to pick up — as well as ordering by phone. Reserved parking spots out front allow you to pick up your orders curbside. 

If you’re arriving via boat, docking is available for lunch, dinner or even overnight. The dock master can be reached via phone to assist on docking and connecting you to a host to secure seating. 

Pirates Cove Restaurant: 4817 Riverside Dr., Galesville, MD; 410-867-2300; www.piratescovemd.com 

Maryland Clock Company Makes Sure Timing is Perfect 

You repaired a family heirloom clock and it’s working perfectly,” were the words that greeted Doris Graham, co-owner of Maryland Clock in Davidsonville when she answered the phone just this week. 

“I thanked him right back for calling,” Graham says, who co-owns the company with husband Rick Graham. “I usually only hear from people with a problem. He called just to thank me and that made my day.” 

The Grahams’ professional clock repair company specializes in antiques of all kinds: Grandfather clocks, as well as wall, mantle, cuckoo and modern clocks. 

The clock experts make pleasing their customers a top priority. “During this time, we have been working very hard to cut down on wait times on all repairs,” said Graham. 

Maryland Clock Company: 1251 W. Central Ave., Suite G-3, Davidsonville; 410-798-6380; www.marylandclockco.com  

McBride Gallery Celebrates 40th Anniversary and a Successful Show 

McBride Art Gallery in Annapolis is celebrating 40 years in business amid the pandemic.  

“We are offering the same art products and art services, but in new ways,” says owner Cynthia McBride. “When forced to closed down, the new paintings had just arrived for the prestigious National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) show. We pivoted to presenting this show of 150 paintings solely on our website, then decided to film the show and put the video on our website.” 

The gallery offers art consultation and installation, custom framing, special-order mirrors, cleaning and restoration of paintings and sculpture, art appraisals, portrait commissions (for pets, too), art layaway payment plans and small group tours. 

McBride and the artists whose work she carries found a way to continue to bring art to the community. 

“I came to work every day; closed and locked the door,” McBride says.  “At first, I just fielded phone calls and answered questions but then realized there were good things I could do. When a call came in to purchase a show painting, it was uplifting and encouraging so I started to call the artists to let them know and rejoice with them.” 

By the time the third painting had been purchased this way, McBride had come up with another idea. “I called the artists back and asked if they would be willing to share their good news on Facebook and also share a website link to the show to help their fellow artists sell their work,” McBride says. “They loved the idea and more calls came in to purchase show paintings. We sold more paintings for the show while closed than any previous open NOAPS show.” 

McBride Gallery: 215 Main St., Annapolis; 410-267-7077; www.mcbridegallery.com 

Medart Gallery and Custom Framing Brings Joy Home 

Surrounding yourself with treasured memories, cherished photos and beautiful artwork has never been as comforting as during the last few months. Medart Gallery and Custom Framing in Dunkirk understands that joy. 

Medart Gallery is open and offers original oil paintings, art prints, photographs, ceramic tableware, pottery, religious art, jewelry, custom picture framing and more. “If you aren’t comfortable coming inside, we can come to your car for curbside service,” says Teresa Schrodel, gallery director. “Just call ahead for an appointment.” 

Picture Framer Frank Radosevic can help you select the perfect custom frame to display fine art, family heirlooms, awards, jerseys or any item you want to have a place of pride in your home or business. 

Schrodel herself has gained a reputation for helping clients select the perfect piece of art for their home or help pick the perfect gift for a loved one. 

Sadly, one of the founders of Medart, AnnaMaria Radosevic, passed away in August. AnnaMaria, born in Naples, Italy, met and married a young American she met on a beach in Italy and immigrated to the United Sates.  

Together, she and husband Bill Radosevic began an Italian art import business in 1968, the same year they were married. Naming it Medart, she and Bill travelled the East Coast with children Frank and Teresa — who now run the business — selling original Italian oil paintings.  

Over the decades, the business grew into the retail gallery and custom picture framing shop Medart is today.  

Medart Gallery and Custom Framing: 10735 Town Center Blvd., Suite 1, Dunkirk; 301-855-4514; www.medartgalleries.com 

Petie Greens Bar and Grill Puts Focus on Taste 

As we went to press, the daily specials board for Petie Greens in Deale included rockfish bites and Maryland crab soup as appetizers; softshell crabs, entrees such as parmesan-crusted rockfish and mango-habanero-glazed salmon and triple chocolate cake for dessert. 

Justin Chaney, owner and executive chef of this popular hidden gem in Deale takes his customer’s changing tastes into consideration when menu planning. Diners are encouraged to visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for his daily creations. 

The restaurant offers carry-out, outdoor patio seating and limited indoor seating. Besides food, takeaway beer, wine and liquor is also available. 

Petie Greens Bar and Grill: 6103 Drum Point Rd., Deale; 410-867-1488; www.petiegreens.com  

Response Senior Care Safely Provides In-Home Assistance  

As a business providing in-home services, Response Senior Care in Annapolis realized that the pandemic and having people in your own required them to change how they operate. 

“Our customers are usually older adults with health concerns and need help with care,” says Gary Franklin, co-owner.  “Families are more reluctant to have someone come into their home due to the threat of contracting COVID-19.” 

Response Senior Care provides care services in the home for adults who need assistance with personal care, bathing, dressing, medication reminders, companionship, meal preparation and other services to help them remain in their home — and living independently — as long as possible.  

Referrals slowed down for a while, but have recently started to slowly pick up. “Families have a dilemma: Someone needs assistance but they also need to make sure their loved ones are safe,” Franklin says. “Finances were also an issue because people weren’t sure of the stability of the economy, especially being unemployed or facing a reduction in work hours. This caused clients to worry that a family couldn’t afford the service.” 

The company quickly adapted to ensure the health and safety of their clients — and staff. “We’ve instituted wearing masks, face shields, taking temperatures, checking clients and staff for any COVID-19 symptoms daily and we have a heightened awareness of sanitization,” Franklin says.  

Response Senior Care: 1831 Forest Dr., Suite G, Annapolis; 410-571-2744; www.response-seniorcare.com 

Second Wind Consignments Adds Shop at Home Format 

The shelves are full to bursting at Second Wind Consignments in Deale. 

“We have seen an increased interest in consignment since reopening,” says owner Teri Wilson. “We have all spent a lot more time at home since March. Redecorating, de-cluttering and deep cleaning have brought a lot of new inventory into the shop.” 

The consignment shop — which closed its doors in March — had to shift focus to fit a changing world during the pandemic when they reopened in June. Second Wind consigns and sells home furnishings, decorating accessories, housewares, books, costume jewelry, handbags, tools, nautical décor and, sometimes, the kitchen sink. 

“Our primary focus has always been the sale of consigned inventory at our brick and mortar location.” Wilson says. “During the mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses, we shifted that focus to creating a “shop at home” experience for our customers on our Facebook page.” 

Wilson and her team created a regular schedule of social media posts. “Customers could make purchases online with curbside or delayed pickup,” Wilson says. “We have continued these posts since reopening and will continue them in the future.” 

Customers have been appreciative of the adjustments, and the ability to bring in items no longer of use to try to sell. “Our consignors and customers have been very supportive,” Wilson says. “The purchasing of gift certificates to handwritten cards and letters or the daily heartfelt expressions of support and appreciation ‘for still being here’ have kept us going.” 

Second Wind Consignments: 661 Deale Rd., Deale; 410-867-0480; www.secondwindconsignments.com  

Tidewater Dental Answers the Call 

Tidewater Dental offices throughout the area are open and providing patients with needed dental care thanks to their caring staff. 

“Asking our staff to return to work during these times of greater risk was an absolute concern and a challenge,” says Jeff Tomcsik, general manager. “For many of our staff members it involved asking them to come back for less money than they were making on unemployment.” 

But the team at Tidewater answered the call. “Every employee, save those with compromised health conditions, immediately responded to our call to action so that they can continue to provide exceptional care.,” Tomcsik says. “This made me feel blessed to have such an amazing team of selfless individuals working for Tidewater Dental. We are one big family.” 

Tidewater pre-screens patients before appointments; checks temperatures at the door and uses UV sanitizers for personal protective equipment maintenance between appointments. 

“We are going beyond CDC guidelines and utilizing high-vacuum evacuation devices to almost completely reduce aerosols produced by procedures,” Tomcsik says. “We have hypochlorous acid foggers that kill COVID-19 aerosols on contact that are used between patients for treating the air and surfaces beyond our normal disinfectant procedures.” 

Tidewater Dental offers preventative care such as dental cleanings, exams, x-rays, sealants; restorative care, such as fillings, crowns and bridges, along, root canal therapy and extractions. They offer orthodontics such as Invisalign, teeth whitening, dental implants, dentures, Botox, veneers and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  

Tidewater Dental: 10113 Ward Road, Dunkirk; 301-327-3314; www.tidewaterdental.com  

700 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick; 410-414-8333 

21534 Great Mills Rd., Lexington Park; 301-862-3900 

14532 Solomons Island Rd., South Solomons; 410-394-6690 

2830 Campus Way N., Suite 614, Lanham; 301-955-9198 

30320 Triangle Dr., Suite 4, Charlotte Hall; 301-359-1717 

10025 HG Trueman Rd., Lusby; 410-326-4078 

Wimsey Cove Welcomes Back Art Lovers  

Wimsey Cove Framing and Fine Art Printing in Annapolis is open and welcoming grateful customers during the pandemic.  

“One of our clients bought a $500 gift certificate even though he wasn’t looking for art,” says owner Elizabeth Ramirez. “He wanted to help keep cash coming through our business.”  

Wimsey Cove offers printing, framing, canvases and artwork as well as historical maps. The store has added the option of curbside pick-up and drop-off to its services for customers. 

The shop also hosts exhibits and artist receptions as part of the Annapolis Arts Alliance. All events are carefully organized to meet guidelines. 

“We’ve always been clean but we’re taking extra measures to be extra clean,” Ramirez says. “Our store is big so you can be spaced while visiting.” 

Wimsey Cove: 209 Chinquapin Round Rd., Suite 101, Annapolis; 410-956-7278; www.marylandframing.com