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Local Business Guide 2021

Every year since 2016, CBM Bay Weekly has showcased the many small and local businesses that allow us to cover our wonderful communities—and offer it free to readers.

The businesses featured here and all the advertisers you’ll find in the pages of Bay Weekly have kept the paper printing through a pandemic. Beyond helping promote what they do, we believe in supporting small businesses. These are the voices of our communities; these are our neighbors and friends.

So this Local Business Guide is our way of thanking them for their continued support, and to welcome some newcomers to our pages. Special thanks to Krista Pfunder for helping us turn the spotlight on them.

Please be sure to tell them how much you appreciate them and tell them you saw them in Bay Weekly.

Because supporting them supports us.

—Kathy Knotts

A Vintage Deale

A Vintage Deale is a shop full of ideas. Co-owners Jane Walter and Paula Tanis, both well established vintage and antique dealers, collect and curate objects from the past, showcasing them in inspired ways to enhance the homes of today. These imaginative entrepreneurs find many of their treasures on shopping trips to English antique markets. The shop features an eclectic, handpicked mix of furniture, jewelry, fine linens, clothing and artwork to add a taste of the past to your home.

“We enjoy offering our customers creative ways to use these pieces of the past,” says Jane. “We like to collect and arrange vintage items in ever changing vignettes throughout the shop,” Paula adds.

 Jane and Paula, together with several other dealers, moved from Annapolis to a corner shop in Deale that better displays their furniture, lighting and artwork. The shop’s large display windows invite you in with new themes every month, highlighting one-of-a-kind items to give you new opportunities to browse and imagine.

Take note of the shop’s new hours: Fridays and Saturdays 11am-5pm; Sundays 1-4pm.

A Vintage Deale

655 Deale Rd., Deale

443-203-6157; Facebook @avintagedeale

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Photo by Glenn Ellison.

Annapolis Green

Seeing a need to educate the public about how everyday decisions —what to buy, what to drive and how to vote — affect the health of the environment, Annapolis Green was created in 2006.

The nonprofit advocates for living, working and playing in harmony with the Earth through three principal program areas: reduction of plastic, getting closer to nature, and driving electric as a grassroots way to reduce the effects of the climate crisis.

Annapolis Green provides information on all types of issues that affect the environment. They collaborate with nonprofit colleagues, businesses and government agencies and promote green initiatives.

Stop by City Dock during the Kick Gas! National Drive Electric Week event in Annapolis includes an electric vehicle showcase Sunday, Sept. 26 (10am-2pm). The event will also feature electric yachts and smaller boats. For details, visit annapolisgreen.com/drive-electric.

Keep an eye on the Bay Planner for more details on the upcoming Field to Fork Harvest Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Annapolis Green

410-656-9420; annapolisgreen.com

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Bay Community Health

Bay Community Health is a nonprofit, federally qualified health center with sites in West River and Shady Side in southern Anne Arundel County. Bay Community Health provides medical and behavioral health services to the community, regardless of insurance and offers a sliding fee discount programs as well as assistance with health insurance enrollment for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Translation services are available at each site and care management staff assist with services such as transportation, food resources, financial assistance and more.

“We are more than a health center,” says Rayniece Anderson, care manager. “We are a beacon of care in the community.”

Bay Community Health was founded in the late 1970s, when Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, medical residents of Howard University and the Anne Arundel County Department of Health developed a clinic housed in the Owensville schoolhouse. Over 40 years later, Bay Community Health has blossomed into a fully functioning health center, supporting medical and behavioral needs.

This fall/winter, Bay Community Health will open a third full-service location in Lothian.

Transportation to Bay Community Health is accessible through the South County Call N’ Ride system, funded by the Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation (410-222-0025).

Bay Community Health

134 Owensville Rd., West River

410-867-4700; baycommunityhealth.org

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Bay Ridge Lawn and Landscape

A full-service landscape company, Bay Ridge Lawn and Landscape has been serving the greater Annapolis area since 1992.

“We can do all types of landscape work, from renewing a bed to a complete landscape makeover,” says Britt Collins, president. “We can build you a custom paver or stone patio, walkway or driveway. Your imagination is the limit.”

A family owned company, Bay Ridge Lawn and Landscape provides responsive, professional customer service with complete satisfaction as their goal.

“We started with the owner—my father, Paul Collins—and one employee, who cut lawns and maintained beds,” Collins says. “We have grown to more than 30 employees.”

The company is expanding its hardscape crews to accommodate current demand for more projects.

“We constantly train our landscape crews to improve knowledge and efficiency to continue to offer competitive pricing and maintain our high level of customer service,” Collins says.

Bay Ridge Lawn and Landscape

244 Old Mill Bottom Rd. S., Annapolis

410-757-1381; bayridgelawnandlandscape.com

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The Blue Heron Boutique 

The Blue Heron Boutique is a consignment boutique specializing in women’s and teens clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry and accessories. 

The shop carries from size 0-3X and everything in between. Inventory is always changing.  

“I love being in the heart of Deale,” says Jennifer Schiavone, owner. “Our area is becoming a destination and we are seeing new faces all the time. I love the relationships I build with my consignors and customers. This store is a dream come true for me and I truly love everything about it!”

The Blue Heron Boutique

645 Deale Rd., Deale 

410-980-4722; the-blue-heron-boutique.business.site

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Independent Tree Care

Edgewater-based Independent Tree Care has added another International Society of Arboriculture-certified arborist to the team of licensed tree experts.

A small, local tree service, Independent Tree Care started from a love of the outdoors and saving trees.

“I love the physical and challenging aspects of tree care,” says Steven Graham, owner and operator. “We love to retain trees and not just remove them. There is usually another mitigation option other than tree removal.”

Working with Independent Tree Care means you’ll come away from the experience with more than a healthier yard, you’ll know more about what’s happening on your property.

“I like spreading awareness to customers about their trees,” Graham says. “I like sharing with them what trees they have and the current conditions of those trees.”

Independent Tree Care

Edgewater

410-956-4918

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Photo by Betsy Kehne

The Irish Restaurant Company:

Galway Bay, Killarney House, Brian Boru & Pirates Cove

Hospitality is second nature for Michael Galway and Anthony Clarke, co-owners of The Irish Restaurant Company. Their family of Anne Arundel County restaurants consists of three Irish pubs and one seafood restaurant: Galway Bay in Annapolis, Killarney House in Davidsonville and Brian Boru in Severna Park, plus Pirates Cove, a classic seafood restaurant and dock bar located on the Galesville waterfront.

Born and raised in Ireland in a culture of hospitality and service, Clarke and Galway worked in the hospitality industry long before coming to America. By the time they opened Annapolis’ Galway Bay in 1998, they were ready for business. What they built was a friendly Irish pub where Annapolitans could sit down for a plate of shepherd’s pie and a pint, listen to live music, and visit with neighbors and friends. Today it’s a community hub for locals, tourists, lawmakers, and Naval Academy midshipmen and their families to meet, eat, drink and enjoy each other’s company. After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, traditional Irish music nights have returned each Wednesday when musicians gather on the patio to perform. Sunday Brunch has also returned featuring corned beef hash and eggs, bennies, omelets and special Brunch Cocktails.

Killarney House, the second restaurant in the Irish Restaurant Company family, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Born in 2001 from a building that had been destroyed by fire on Central Avenue, the former deli and market became home to award-winning Irish music, spirits and cuisine. For two decades, Killarney House has brought authentic Irish craic and cuisine to its neighbors in the green countryside of Davidsonville. Indoor and outdoor seating abound between the main dining room, the pub, the outdoor patio, and tent area, allowing customers room to enjoy dining as well as the live bands that perform each week.

Throughout September, Killarney House celebrates their anniversary with music, food, and fundraisers for local charities. Sept. 27 dine to benefit the Navy Seal Foundation and Sept. 28 catch a special performance by Ray Weaver in support of his book A Father’s Heart and EMBOLC, an organization that helps those who suffer from mental illness and their families.

Brian Boru is the company’s northernmost location in Severna Park. A popular spot for live music, Brian Boru is named after Ireland’s heroic warrior and High King. The interior is warm and inviting, built using recycled oak salvaged from abandoned barns in Pennsylvania.

Pirates Cove Restaurant and Dock Bar was already a South County standard, first established in 1960, when IRC took ownership in 2015. New indoor renovations continue to broaden the water views for diners to enjoy live music and a seasonally updated menu.

Clarke and Galway believe in working with neighbors to build strong communities, having helped raise more than $575,000 for local charities. Fundraising dinners — available at all four restaurants — offer a quick and easy way to raise money for the community, including groups representing first responders, churches and schools to name a few of past beneficiaries. Supporters arrive during the designated time, order a $25 three-course meal from a special menu, and $10 from each plate purchased goes to the charity.

All four restaurants work to improve restaurant practices to reduce their carbon footprint. Most notable are Killarney House’s rooftop solar panels, soaking up sunlight to provide electricity to the restaurant, and the Irish Restaurant Company’s 2019 Commercial Stewards Award from Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Brian Boru

489 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park

410-975-2678; brianborupub.com

Galway Bay

63 Maryland Ave., Annapolis

410-263-8333; galwaybaymd.com

Killarney House

584 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville

410-798-8700; killarneyhousepub.com

Pirates Cove

4817 Riverside Dr., Galesville

410-867-2300; piratescovemd.com

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Mamma Lucia’s in Dunkirk.

Mamma Lucia

Mamma Lucia opened its Dunkirk location in 1997, serving Southern Italian cuisine in an Italian setting.

“As a family-owned restaurant, we try to put our family recipes in to our menu,” says Maria Lubrano, owner. “We use local produce, meats and seafood when available.”

Running a restaurant comes naturally to Lubrano. “I grew up in a deli back in Naples, Italy,” Lubrano says. “I love to feed people. It’s an Italian thing I think.”

The Chesapeake Beach location, which opened in 2017, will be closing sometime in November. But Lubrano says they are still feeding guests while they can.

“Our Chesapeake Beach location has been sold and will move out of the location this year,” Lubrano says. “For the time being, we are fully open and happy to serve you.”

Mamma Lucia

10136 Southern Maryland, Dunkirk

301-812-1240

8323 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach

410-257-7700; mammaluciarestaurant.com

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Maryland Clock Company

Maryland Clock Company has been a family business for more than 100 years. Located in Davidsonville, owners — and husband and wife — Rick and Doris Graham are joined by the fourth generation: grandson Noah Kline.

“Noah has been apprenticing for three years now so that our legacy will continue for many years to come,” says Doris Graham.

Priding themselves on longevity and professionalism, Maryland Clock specializes in repair of all antique, vintage and modern clocks.

“It gives us great pleasure to return family heirlooms back to life for our customers,” Doris says.

Maryland Clock Company

1251 W. Central Ave, Suite G-3, Davidsonville

301-262-5300 /410-798-6380

marylandclock.com

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My Fancy Finds Boutique

My Fancy Finds in Deale is a mobile and online boutique that specializes in women’s clothing (sizes S-3X), jewelry and lifestyle accessories. Homegrown and family-owned, the boutique offers a unique shopping experience.

“I am a hometown girl, who is here to do more than just sell clothes and accessories,” says Heather Buhaj, owner. “I want everyone who shops with me to feel good when they shop and support our business, feel great when they get dressed, and confident when they wear their new pieces. We believe in supporting and encouraging each other here, and hope that will continue to spread.”  

The boutique now offers in-person shopping at its warehouse storefront.

“I love the people I meet and the opportunity to follow my dream while serving and encouraging other women along the way,” Buhaj says.

My Fancy Finds Boutique

5950 Deale Churchton Rd., Suite B, Deale

myfancyfinds.com

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Second Wind Consignments

Whether you are looking for original art, brand-name furniture, costume jewelry, books, cookware, or a special gift, chances are, you’ll find it at Second Wind Consignments in Deale.

Inventory is inspected, cleaned, and displayed to inspire your inner designer while staying within even the tightest budget.

Not every item brought in for consignment “makes the cut”. The shop accepts only quality items in like-new condition. With a 50/50 split, consignors can count on receiving a check in the mail for their sold items each month. In our 12 years, over 20,000 checks have been issued.  Established in 2009 Second Wind has a hard-earned reputation of professionalism and integrity.

Inventory changes very quickly. With over 500 items every week, they curate the inventory selection to appeal to a broad range of customers. From tools and hardware to home décor and handbags, you’ll be sure to find a treasure each time you come to shop.

“As a local business, I enjoy knowing that not only are our customers from our local communities, our suppliers (consignors) are as well,” says Teri Wilson, owner. “Knowing we are helping to support the local economy by serving some of the nicest people we know, is a great privilege.”

Second Wind will soon be accepting holiday décor items. Check out their website for more information under Holiday Décor Guidelines 2021.

Second Wind Consignments

661 Deale Rd., Deale

410-867-0480; secondwindconsignments.com

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Vintage By the Bay

Vintage By the Bay in Deale offers vintage, refurbished furniture, new home decor, decorative wall art and unique gifts as well as the work of local artists. An elite-level retailer of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint and Silk, Vintage By the Bay offers custom furniture painting and a “bring your own piece paint class.”

“Vintage By the Bay mixes the old with the new,” says Susanne Fillius, owner. “We love saving beautiful quality wood furniture and giving it a new life in a new home. We have new beautiful home décor and are a big supporter of our local artists.”

The store is constantly changing.  New furniture and new home décor comes in weekly. “Keeping our store updated and fresh looking every week for our customers is our goal,” Fillius says.

The idea for the shop began with a single piece of furniture. “It all started with a piece of furniture that one of my neighbors left on the side of the road,” Fillius says. “I took it home, cleaned it up and painted it. I loved the transformation so much I started to do it as a hobby.”

Stop by the shop’s It’s Fall Y’all pop-up market Sept. 25 (9am-3pm) to shop from over 25 local artisans and vendors, along with food trucks. Dixie Belle Furniture painting workshops will be held Oct. 8 and 22.

Vintage by the Bay

645 Deale Rd., Deale

443-875-8039; Facebook @vintagebythebaydeale