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BIZ NOTES: Turn Around Consignments Gets New Owner and Moves to Deale

In what must seem like another lifetime ago, Diane Karkosh was involved in the retail game as a buyer and manager for women’s clothing. She took a two-decade break to raise a family here in South County, then spent some time in the non-profit and software sales realm. But in the past year, something drew […]

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Biz Notes: The Painted Cottage Opens, Twisted Bead and Edgewater Books Relocate

Local decorator Andria Chiaramonte has opened The Painted Cottage, a home furnishings and gift store located behind Chad’s BBQ at 164 West Central Avenue in Edgewater. The two-story cottage is filled with something for everyone including beautiful painted furniture, lamps, jewerly, scented candles, rugs, baby gifts, upscale pet items, outdoor swings, indoor and outdoor signs, […]

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Chesapeake Yacht Donates School Supplies

On August 25, 2014, members of Chesapeake Yacht Club in Shady Side, MD donated hundreds of dollars in supplies and monetary awards to assist local school children. The donations were given to Shady Side Elementary, Traceys Elementary and the Lula G. Scott Community Center. Chesapeake Yacht Club members Nina Ullrich, Marjorie Hegge and Ana Donohue […]

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Thursday (Sept. 4) TONIGHT! First of Several Appeals Hearings on Renaissance Festival

Back on June 12, the Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning administrative hearing officer Douglas Clark Hollman denied a variance request to allow the Maryland Renaissance Festival to relocate to the Lothian community of Bristol. The Renaissance Festival is currently located in Crownsville. The owners said in their testimony to the hearing officer that they […]

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Herbalist and Gardener Brenda Conti Turns Entrepreneur

  It’s funny how a hurricane can sometimes be a catalyst for business. Hurricane Floyd did just that in 1999 by taking down 11 trees around Brenda Conti’s house and opening up a sunny area for her to grow herbs. Her business, The Herbal Touch USA, was launched shortly thereafter and began with a focus […]

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BIZ NOTES: My Fancy Finds, Gifts and Furnishings, Opens in West River

My Fancy Finds opened in West River, offering an eclectic mix of gifts, art, furniture and jewelry. The store, located at 5504 Muddy Creek Road (across from the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce), is owned by Heather Buhaj, who previously ran the Java Stop in Deale. Buhaj said that she has always been a […]

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