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A-1 Marine ­Construction

We stand between you and the water

With over 30 years experience, A-1 Marine Construction provides prompt, quality marine construction for Chesapeake Bay communities and homeowners. Piers, pilings, bulkheads, riprap, living shorelines and erosion control are all in our portfolio. We’re happy to show you our work and provide references from satisfied customers.
    Call today for a friendly, free estimate.

410-956-9824 • www.a1marineconstruction.com

 

Moving the Barristers House up Main Street: October, 1955; by Charles Emery.

Annapolis ­Collection Gallery

Our capital city in black and white

It’s fall and Christmas is only 12 weekends away. For perfect holiday gifts, Annapolis Collection Gallery offers a huge collection of framed and unframed black-and-white photos of old Annapolis. Many scenes — including historic streets, City Dock, watermen at work and log canoe races — are available now. Shop now: we’re open until 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

55 West St., Annapolis • 410-280-1414 • www.AnnapolisCollection.com

 

 

Annapolis Painting Services

The most respected name in the business

This winter, we’ll be offering interior painting specials with up to 50 percent savings on interior wall and ceiling painting. To make your living space pop, our winter special also includes one hour of free color consulting with our color expert.

410-974-6768 • www.Annapolispainting.com

 

Bay Country Painters

Quality craftmanship

Bay Country Painters is celebrating 30 years of quality craftsmanship for residential and commercial painting. We offer free consultations, suggest the best applications based on your needs and requirements and use the finest materials and paints. Our craftsmen deliver clean and efficient service throughout the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and guarantee all our work.

410-544-4400 • 866-360-0076 • www.baycountrypainters.com

 

Bay Stoves

We keep you warm and cozy

Locally owned and operated, Bay Stoves has been part of the greater Annapolis community since 1985, with Janine Medlin taking ownership in 2003. An award-winning business, we are your local provider for all your stove and hearth needs.
    In our store, you’ll find a variety of stove inserts, freestanding stoves and fireplaces, including gas, pellet, ethanol, electric and wood-burning units. To ensure you get the model that works best for you, our technicians do a site evaluation at your home. Then they return to install your new stove or fireplace.
    We also sell the accessories you may want to accompany one of our stoves or your traditional fireplace.
    Beyond sales, we clean and service all gas-, wood- and pellet-burning units. Our knowledgeable technicians perform regular maintenance cleanings of your stove or fireplace as well as chimney inspections.
    We also sell, assemble and deliver outdoor cookers including Big Green Eggs, gas grills and pellet smokers.

3157 Solomons Island Rd., ­Edgewater • 410-956-7101 • www.baystoves.com

 

Belair Engineering

Keeping you comfortable year-round

Belair Engineering has kept Marylanders comfrotable in all seasons for 50 years. With winter coming, call Belair to keep your furnace or heat pump running at top efficiency. Belair also installs heat pumps, emergency backup generators, gas fireplaces, gas furnaces, air cleaners and humidifiers and even provides complete plumbing services. Their expert technicians are drug-screened, background-checked and mom-approved.

301-249-0300• 410-451HVAC • 888-8BELAIR • after hours emergencies: 301-262-4199 •
www.BelairEngineering.com

Ciminelli’s Landscape Services & Ecoasis Garden Center

Bay-, community- and customer-centered landscaping

We make it our business to provide you with quality landscape construction and maintenance as well as friendly and responsive customer service. Our goal is to meet your needs by enhancing and beautifying your home as well as solving any existing landscape problems. We specialize in landscape renovation and construction with craftsmanship and eco-landscaping, incorporating environmentally sensitive solutions using rain gardens, stormwater management, green roofs, living walls, native plantings, permeable pavement and more.
    Matt Ciminelli was in the first group of professionals in the nation to obtain the certification as a Green Roof Professional and became a Master Watershed Steward for Anne Arundel County in 2012.
    Ciminelli’s Landscape Services has over 22 years of experience and will work with you to create a landscape that is beautiful, creative, functional and within your budget. As always, all of our work is guaranteed. Your satisfaction is our goal.  Visit Ciminelli’s Ecoasis Garden Center for environmentally friendly landscaping and gardening supplies.

Landscape Services: 18301 Central Ave., Bowie • 410-741-9683 • www.ciminellislandscape.com
Garden Center: 18301 Central Ave., Bowie • 301-430-0870  • www.ecoasisgardencenter.com
 

Cottage Chicks

Awe-fully cute stuff

Cottage Chicks is a vintage shop. We no longer do consignments.
    Shop here for painted furniture with a shabby-chic touch plus a variety of nautical merchandise and décor. For fall and holiday décor and entertaining, we carry a unique assortment of accessories including vintage cookie cutters, owls for the season and paper cocktail and dinner napkins with festive prints. You’ll find locally made wares, too, such as hand-painted oyster shells, Christmas ornaments, jewelry and photography.

5954 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale • 443-607-6228 • www.cottagechicksdeale.com

 

The Country ­Carpenter

Old-world craftsmanship for Anne Arundel and Calvert

Whatever you want, big or small, I’ll build it for you. A new deck? Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? Custom-made bookshelves? I can and will do it. I do only one job at a time, so I’m yours from start to finish.

443-866-1745; sail4ever1@msn.com

 

Dr. Glass Window Washing

Your windows sparkle and shine, ­hassle-free

Bill Mitchell and partners have been providing window cleaning and power washing to the Annapolis region for the last 10 years. We guarantee excellent service, quality work, responsible workers and easy communication. Try us once, and you’ll want us again.

410-626-0782 • www.windowcleaningnow.com

 

Floor Systems, Inc.

Everything under your soles

With 20 years experience, we’re the one-stop shop for everything beneath your soles in your home and office. Stop in either of our two locations — Deale or Huntingtown — to set up a free in-home estimate.
    Throughout October, we offer finance promotions based on credit approval and a one-time processing fee. Stop by for full details. We look forward to working with you.

15 Oxford Way, Huntingtown • 410-257-7380
5809 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale • 410-867-7978
www.floorsystems.net

 

Galesville Crossing Antiques

Just about everything crosses our threshold

Recycle! Repurpose! Reuse! That’s what Galesville Crossing Antiques is about. We have a wide array of vintage and antique items from furniture and household goods to old tools, old books, vintage fabric and sewing notions, vintage clothing, hats and purses. You name it, chances are we have it. We love to find old, broken-down pieces and renew them to offer to our customers. One of the most common comments we hear is I can’t believe how much stuff you have!
    We also offer furniture-painting services, light upholstery and custom pillows and cushions.

815 Galesville Rd., Galesville • 410-867-3434 • www.galesvillecrossingantiques.com
 
 

Gardens of Annapolis

Gracious, active retirement

Gardens of Annapolis is a 10-year-old community on Spa Creek. Our very active seniors live in 106 luxury apartments. Common rooms include the beautifully designed dining room, two parlors, two tearooms, a movie theater, craft room, library, billiard room, media room, business center, bistro and game room. Décor throughout is colorful and uplifting.

931 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis •410-295-5644; www.covepm.com

 

Greenstreet Gardens

Fall starts in the Greenstreet Gardens

Greenstreet Gardens is stocked up and ready to assist you in creating a new look for your fall garden. To redo your summer annual pots, you’ll find a great selection of mums, pansies and ornamental peppers. We also carry a full selection of lawn products to renovate summer-stressed lawns.
    Fall is also time to think ahead. Now’s when you want to plant spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips and crocuses. This is also the best time to add trees and shrubs to your existing landscape. You’ll find everything to plant plus design and planting help at Greenstreet Gardens.

391 West Bay Front Rd., Lothian • 410-867-9500 • www.greenstreetgardens.com

 

Homestead Gardens

Year-round garden living

Don’t rush indoors yet. We can transform your outdoor living dream into a reality this autumn. Indeed, we can design a space for any season.
    We can also keep your lawn looking refreshed into the cooler months. Fall landscape maintenance by Homestead Gardens Landscaping includes seeding and aeration, leaf removal, edging and mulching.
    Call our landscape team today to schedule a free consultation with one of our design consultants: 410-867-6336.
    Or visit one of our stores for any of your fall garden and planting needs. Our large selection of mums, pansies, holly and evergreens will add seasonal color to your space.

743 West Central Ave., ­Davidsonville, 410-798-5000
522 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park, 410-384-7966
www.homesteadgardens.com

 

Interior Image by Breezy

Whatever you want to work well, we design

Interior Image is a family-run business with over 25 years of experience in kitchen and bath design from small apartments to multi-million dollar homes. We design cabinetry, counter tops, custom built-ins, laundry rooms, bars, mudroom, offices — pretty much anything you desire — with hand sketches and 20-20 3D, CAD drawings. We can also recommend reliable contractors to complete your project from start to finish. So we’re your one-stop resource.
    Yet our prices, customer service and attention to detail beat the mega home-improvement stores.
    Call today to schedule your in-home designer consultation.

5426 Deale-Churchton Rd., Churchton • 410-867-8890 • www.kitchensbybreezy.com

 

The Maids

Proudly making homes cleaner and healthier for 21 years

The nation’s only professional home housekeeping company specializing in cleaning for health, The Maids follows a 22-step Healthy Touch® deep-cleaning system to make your house cleaner and healthier. See for yourself and enjoy the benefits of a professionally cleaned home.

410-761-7300 • www.maidsmd.com

 

Maria’s Picture Place

Give your art a fall fix-up

Is the art on your walls so stale you hardly bother to look at it? Glass broken? Mats faded? Frames coming apart? Don’t throw it out. Give your favorite art a face life with a new mat color or updated framing. Bring it to Maria’s and let her staff work their magic. We can fix it all!

45 Maryland Ave., Annapolis • 410-263-8282 • www.mariaspictureplace.com

 

Medart Galleries

Our art grows from Italian roots

Medart Galleries is a family-owned and -operated business. While serving in the Navy some 56 years ago, William Radosevic was assigned to NATO Headquarters in Naples, Italy, where he met his beautiful Neapolitan bride, Annamaria. As they traveled throughout Europe, Bill befriended many artists and began collecting original oil paintings.
    The night before the couple’s son Frank was born, Bill’s old shipmate Jim Fletcher was visiting and discussing career options. Jim decided to return to Italy to seek employment and continue his education. A partnership formed, with Jim selling art to the American forces in Italy and exporting oil paintings to Bill in the states.
    Jim designed the original Medart logo, which shows the Mediterranean Sea and the boot of Italy on an artist’s palette. With Frank and then daughter Teresa in tow, Bill and Annamaria wholesaled original Italian oil paintings to art galleries along the East Coast.
    In 1979, they opened their first retail location on Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs. In 1985, they opened a gallery in Bright Center West in Owings, moving to the Dunkirk Market Place in 1992. Over the summer, Medart Galleries relocated to a larger Dunkirk space at 10735 Town Center Boulevard, behind the Dunkirk Giant.
    Children Frank and Teresa planned for other careers, but both loved their family business too much to leave. Frank earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in photography at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., while working full time as a custom framer at Medart. Teresa — now Schrodel — uses her minor in public relations and marketing from Frostburg State University at Medart.
    Jim and Barbara eventually retired from teaching on military bases around the globe.

10735 Town Center Blvd. Suite 1, Dunkirk • 301-855-4515 • 410-257-6616 • www.medartgalleries.com
 
 

Narvon Enterprises

We save your roof

We are quality roof-coating specialists ending leaky roofs with an energy-efficient product that is environmentally friendly. Our superior weatherproofing can be applied to your metal, EPDM or asphalt-based roof at a fraction of replacement costs with no hazards. Call today to save your roof — and save on utility costs.

717-598-5215; leroyriehl@yahoo.com

 

Bay Cottage décor as interpreted by ­parkemoor combines fantastic beach-glass colored chairs and braided rug with riverwashed hardwood furnishings. Tie it all together with dreamy water landscapes and metal crabs!

parkemoor

The holidays are just around the corner!

Get your home company's-coming ready with a trip to parkemoor! Need a new sofa? Lots to choose from, starting at $749. A new dining table and chairs? Got those too! Or maybe you just need some fresh accessories or inspiration for a trouble spot in your home (spouses and kids don't count as trouble spots!). Let your neighborhood decorators at parkemoor help make your Fresh-for-Fall home dreams come true!

127 Mitchells Chance Rd., Edgewater • 410-956-1701 • www.parkemoor.com

 

 

 

The Pottery Patch

Create a masterpiece

The Pottery Patch is a paint-your-own pottery studio where all ages can express their creativity. With a variety of more than 400 different pieces of bisque to choose from, you will find your own special piece to paint. Check us out around the holidays for special selections of bisque including Halloween, Christmas, Easter and seasonal items.
    We are open to walk-in painters and also offer party room rentals, birthday parties, classes, summer and holiday camps, ladies nights, tween nights, kids nights, senior discount days and customized pieces. We have all the supplies you need to create your own masterpiece.

10735 Town Center Blvd., Suite 5, Dunkirk • 301-327-5047 • www.thepotterypatch.weebly.com

 

RAM Construction

We cover your home

When you need a new roof or siding, you want to work with the best. RAM Construction is the top roofer and siding installer in Annapolis. Whole home exterior makeover is our specialty. Come see our portfolio and check out our monthly specials.

410-929-1RAM • www.RAMAnnapolis.com

 

Second Wind ­Consignments

You didn’t know it existed; now you can’t live without it

And you’ve got to buy it today because it’s one of a kind and may be gone tomorrow.
    Decorate every room of your home for the holidays or everyday good looks at prices you can afford at Second Wind Consignments. Actually, can’t resist. Even if you’re coming to consign, you’ll need all the willpower you can muster to avoid walking out with an armful of treasures. Shelves and counters are fully stocked with decorator-quality objet de’home décor, from European crystal and glass (including Waterford, Villeroy, Boch and Lenox) … whimsical tumblers and dishes … pots, pans, tea pots and coffee makers … kitchen ware for every job … furniture … baskets … lamps and shades … linens — plus fishing gear.
    Shelves are now filling with seasonal must-haves: Fall tableware, textiles and furniture, including Thanksgiving candles and owl and turkey salt and peppershakers. Christmas decor goes up right after Halloween.

655 Deale Rd., Deale • 410-867-0480 • www.secondwindconsignments.com

 

Then … & Again Antiques

Irresistible choices for acquiring; expert help in divesting

Then … & Again Antiques is a 5,000-square-foot antique mall conveniently located on West Street near Rt. 2 in Annapolis. Our 40 quality dealers offer vintage, collectible and antique items. Location and diversity make us the ideal spot to shop for unique gifts for special occasions and the approaching holidays.
    As well as gifts, you’ll find affordable home furnishings ranging from solid wood furniture to beautiful artworks.
    When you’re selling as well as buying, think of Then … & Again. We have a vast knowledge of antiques and the consignment market as well as the common sense and sensitivity that handling an estate requires.
    If you’re handling an estate, downsizing, moving or just cleaning out, owner Beverly Rossetti offers helpful consultations. She’ll come to your home to help identify and buy items that are marketable at the antique shop, determine what items would sell better at a consignment store and decide what is best donated. We do this at no obligation to you. Just call for an appointment.

2009 West St., Annapolis • 410-573-0313 • www.thennagain.com

 

VistaPro Landscape & Design

Get your great outdoors ahead of the game

VistaPro is a full-service design build landscape firm. We specialize in custom landscaping services to transform ordinary exterior areas into breathtaking outdoor living spaces. Our comprehensive array of services encompasses all phases of design and installation, including swimming pools, fireplaces and pits, patios, masonry work and much more. We also offer full-service property maintenance.
    Fall is not only the best time to plan and prepare for the hibernation of your landscape but also to start preparing for the outdoor project for next spring — getting it fully designed and prepared for early spring construction. Visit our blogs for up-to-date information on how to prepare for the season:

vistaprolandscape.com/blog. • 301-805-0119 • www.vistaprolandscape.com

 

Wild Bird Center of Annapolis

Birdscape your yard

Fall has arrived and with the cooler weather, the songbirds will be looking for new sources of food to help them conserve energy over the colder months. The Wild Bird Center of Annapolis can help you birdscape your yard. We carry a vast selection of bird feeders and the highest quality seed to enhance your backyard birdfeeders’ experience. Check out our free feeder program and learn how to save money while attracting a diverse variety of songbirds to your yard.
    Do you have problems with squirrels? Are you worried about the mess of seed or shells on your lawn? We have solutions that work — including our most popular feeder, the Squirrel Buster Plus.
    Wild Bird Center also carries a large selection of nature-inspired products including nest boxes, birdbaths, binoculars, hardware and garden décor. Shop our unique selection of nature inspired jewelry and seasonal holiday gifts — perfect for any loved ones who enjoy the wonders of our world.
    Join us on Saturday, October 27 for our first annual H-owl-oween event with live birds of prey including a raven, hawk, vulture and several owls.

1410 Forest Dr., Suite 11, Annapolis • 410-280-1545 • www.wildbird.com/annapolis

 

Window Expressions

Be functional and fashionable

Window Expressions has been the area’s premier window treatment service since we opened in 1987. For 25 years we’ve specialized in all types of residential and commercial window treatments including cellular shades, wood blinds, roman shades and shutters. We also design and install draperies, valances, swags and cornices, as well as matched bedding.
    As one of the area’s largest distributors of blinds and shades from all of the major manufacturers including Hunter Douglas, we assure you window coverings that are functional and fashionable.
    Call us now for a free consultation and save on your fall home makeover.

410-757-5200 • 877-202-4602 • www.weblindsandshades.com

 

Dawn Wood at O’Brien Realty

Home buying and selling by the Golden Rule

Dawn Wood with O’Brien Realty strives to live by the Golden Rule: She does for her clients what she would have an agent do for her. If you’re buying or selling, Dawn will guide you through the process. Call today!

22894 Three Notch Rd., California • 240-298-1244 (cell) • 301-863-2400 x220 (office) • www.calldawnwood.com