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BIZ NOTES: Tri State Marine Wins Excellence in Service Award for 16th Consecutive Year

Tri-State Marine in Deale has received the Grady-White Boats‘ Admirals Circle Award and the Excellence in Service award, for the model year 2014. While this is an honor only afforded the top dealers in the country, it is Tri-State’s 16th year for taking it, making it only one the top four Grady-White dealers in the […]

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Farming is a Wonderful Life for Jeff Griffith

  Jeff Griffith knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a farmer. His mother still has a picture of him plowing the fields at 2 ½ years.  Today, he owns 400 acres and rents 300 more to run his farming business, E. Griffith & Son, with his father Earl in Lothian, […]

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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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