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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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New Board for Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation

The Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) Foundation is pleased to announce the arrival of five new members to its Board of Directors. The following new Board members will serve three-year terms spanning from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017: Samuel J. Brown has practiced law in Annapolis for more than 30 years at […]

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Buy a Brick and Help Get a Bulldog Statue for Wingate Stadium at Southern High School

Two alumni from the Southern High School Class of 1972, David Kolb and Steve Masciarelli, are generously donating a bronze-plated Bulldog statue to be displayed at Wingate Stadium starting in the Fall (2014) athletic season. The statue is being created by North Carolina artist Keith Simmerson. Now the statue just needs a home – a […]

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PHOTO BLOG: Riverfest in Shady Side

Photos courtesy of Rob Marshall, Marshall 3rd Photography. Riverfest took place in Shady Side on Saturday. The event, hosted jointly by the West/Rhode Riverkeeper, the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Discovery Village, and other sponsors, drew hundreds of people. Activities included kayaking, live music, boat tours, storytelling, crab cakes and fresh locally-caught fish and […]

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BIZ NOTES: Jan Gratz Photography Opens in South River Colony Main Street

Jan Gratz is an accomplished local photographer. For years she has been the primary shooter for South River High’s baseball team. But it more recently that she decided to take a giant step by opening a studio in South River Colony Main Street. Her business, Jan Gratz Photography, will focus primarily on people and portraiture. […]

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Southern High Art Students Head to Carnegie Hall to Pick Up National Awards

Five student from Southern High School are heading to Carnegie Hall next week to pick up awards for their work in photography from Scholastic Arts. Accompanying the students will be Southern’s Art Department chair Michael Bell, the students, their families and school officials. The students are all from Bell’s Photo 3 and/or AP 2D classes. […]

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