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Fall into Autum | Women’s Achievements

Celebrate the fall season, and get ready to nestle in for the winter.
Home Improvement Autumn’s Abundance

Berry Patch
Berry Patch is a unique gift and home-decor shop set in a warm historic home in Prince Frederick. Whether you’re seeking a new touch for your home or buying a gift for a friend, there’s plenty to choose from at Berry Patch — plus a helpful and friendly staff to help you make your selections.

Relax while you browse through Yankee Candles, floral decorations, fine jewelry and gourmet foods. Commission a floral arrangement for your home or a gift basket for a friend. Or plan a special tea in our tearoom, which is available to rent for your occasions.

Come here, too, for the special touches that make your home warm and welcoming. Our florals above windows, cabinets, mirrors and pictures will help you make a quick change of season from summer to fall that will amaze and delight your guests.

Berry Patch
2440 Hallowing Point Road • Prince Frederick
Hours: M-Sa 10-6pm, Su 12-6pm
Owner: Cheryl Jetmore

Annapolis SpaWorks
Have hot tub — will travel. Imagine a hot tub that you can use year round indoors or outside for your parties or intimate encounters. In Chesapeake Country, Annapolis SpaWorks offers the latest in both portable hot tubs and dry, infrared-heat saunas.

Annapolis SpaWorks is the exclusive regional dealer for Softub brand hot tubs. Softubs can be set up just about anywhere indoors or out. All you have to do to get your spa going is plug it into a 110-volt outlet and add water from a garden hose. (No plumbing required.) Made out of polyfoam, Softubs are soft to the touch yet durable. They weigh less than 75 pounds. Softubs come in three sizes and can accommodate up to six people.

Annapolis SpaWorks also offers TheraSauna saunas, which produce infrared radiant heat that safely penetrates below the skin for deep muscle therapy, ideal for healing injured, tense or bruised muscles, while also improving blood circulation and ridding the body of harmful toxins.

“The hydrotherapy people receive from a Softub is great for relieving stress in our lives as well as aches and pains. We use both products on a daily basis, so we know they work well,” says Shelly Shaplin, co-owner of Annapolis SpaWorks.
“The best way to see Softubs and TheraSaunas for yourself is to check our web site for shows and events or call for an appointment,” says Shaplin.

Annapolis SpaWorks
866/280-9894 • Owings
Hours: by appointment
Owners: Paul and Shelly Shaplin

Tilden Lawn Nursery
After Isabel’s rages, what life needs is stability. Stability is what we sell at Tilden Lawn Nursery, where stone is our specialty. From Mexican beach pebbles to staking and decorative stone to hand–carved granite to heavyweight boulders (each with its own history), we bring weight to your property.

Rock accents large and small add beauty as well as strength to your lawn, garden, streams and property.

At Tilden Lawn Nursery, you’ll also find ground enrichers in the form of quality mulches and Maryland’s own Leafgro — plus the fall finishing touches of pansies and mums, trees and shrubs.

Visit Tilden Lawn Nursery on Central Avenue just west of the Route 424 intersection. Look for our green and gold sign. We’re nestled back from the road for relaxed country shopping, so you can take all the time you want exploring our rocks.

While you’re visiting, pick up brochures on Cambridge Pavers, Unilock and York Wall Products.

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we especially want to thank our customers who have supported us over the years. We try to give the best quality of service on all our products. Again this year, we promise to make the best we can do even better.

Tilden Lawn Nursery
1008 Central Avenue • Davidsonville
Hours: 8–6 weekdays; 8–5 Sa 9–5 Su.
Owners: Debbie and Mark VanLunen

Home Comfort Central
As the autumnal equinox reminds us that winter is coming, look to Home Comfort Central to add beauty, comfort and value to the inside of your home. Warmth is our specialty, and in our beautiful, new showroom you’ll find 42 working displays of gas fireplaces, gas logs and inserts, mantles and oil stoves. You’ll also find a helpful staff to help you match our products with your needs.

After you’ve made your choice, you can count on Home Comfort Central staff to get your new hearth working in your home promptly and efficiently. We set up gas fireplaces from A to Z, providing licenced plumber, propane tank and all connections. We’re a division of The Gott Co., so their established reputation stands behind all our services.

If you already enjoy the carefree warmth of gas, you’ll want to start the winter by having your gas fireplace cleaned and checked. The dirtier the furnace, the more energy it will use. And if you warm up your home with wood, let the change of seasons be your reminder to hire a licensed chimney sweep to clean your fireplace and chimney.

Home Comfort Central
410 Solomons Island Road • Prince Frederick
[email protected]
Hours: M-Sa 10-6pm, Su 11am-4pm
Owner: The Gott Co.
Manager: Richard Hall

Breezeway Heating and Cooloing
Did you swelter and your house sweat this summer? Do you dread winter’s chill and dry air? Fall is the time of year to take stock of your indoor climate needs.

If you’re not as comfortable as you’d like to be, turn to Breezeway Heating and Cooling for a climate control system and solution that fits your family’s unique needs. Locally owned and operated, we’ve been in the heating and cooling business for more than 14 years. We’ve flourished because we’re dedicated to providing you a quality product and services at a fair price.

Our services range from installation of complete residential HVAC systems to replacement of failed equipment and components. We do custom sheet metal fabrication and planned service agreements.

In these energy-conscious times, it’s a smart investment to upgrade to an energy efficient heating and cooling system or water heater. Air purification is another way you can improve family health. Fall’s also a fine time to considered the advantages of a whole-house humidifier. By adding moisture to the air, a humidifier helps to reduce dry throat and skin and static shocks. It also keeps furniture and your home from drying out and increases energy efficiency. All those are unseen improvements to the quality of home life.

Licensed, bonded and insured, Breezeway Heating and Cooling does free estimates on installations and offer discounts to seniors and active military personnel.

As seasons change, remember you can improve comfort and efficiency by checking and replacing the air filter in your furnace or fan each month.

Breezeway Heating and Cooling Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 207 • Barstow
Hours: by appointment
Owner: Kurt Brezina

Ron Snyder Antiques
Ron Snyder Antiques offers the area’s finest selection of American Period furniture, circa 1740 to 1840. Each piece is fully authenticated and guaranteed. For over 35 years, we have been proud to assist the novice buyer as well as providing rare examples to the advanced collector

Located next door and sharing ample on-site parking is the Annapolis Antique gallery. This antique mall offers the collected wares of 40 merchants. Thus we’re large enough to provide an interesting variety of quality merchandise and small enough to offer personal service.

Ron Snyder Antiques
2011 West St., Annapolis
Owner: Marilyn & Ron Snyder

Century 21 New Millennium
Whether finding your dream house requires buying or selling, Century 21 New Millennium makes dreams come true. With three Southern Maryland locations and seven more in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, Century 21 New Millennium has 250 sales associates working for you.

In the Dunkirk-Upper Marlboro area, branch manager Juan Aranda oversees 48 highly trained and experienced Realtor associates. “As the largest real estate company in the mid-Atlantic region, we’re proud to be one of only two agents for Cendant Mobility Services, the world’s largest relocation company,” Aranda says. “Whether your move is nearby or across the nation, we excel at customer services and we hold our agents accountable through training and coaching to ensure the best service to each and every client.”

Century 21 New Millennium services include assisting buyers and sellers with everything from property search to market analysis. The company also provides customers with mortgage and settlement services, as well as insurance.

As well as quality services, Century 21 New Millennium believes in community involvement. The company is a sponsor of the Calvert Marine Museum Waterside Music Series. It also supports Christmas in April, Easter Seals, Chesapeake Bay Swim Club, March of Dimes, Adopt a Family and more.

Century 21 New Millennium
3140 West Ward Road • Suite 101 • Dunkirk
[email protected]
Branch manager: Juan Aranda

Sneade’s Ace Home Center
Stop by Sneade’s Ace Home Center for one-stop shopping for all your fall-fix up projects. From hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies to lumber and building materials to our full line of lawn, garden and seasonal products — we’ve got what you need. For your convenience, we even offer key-cutting.

Fall is a great time of year to fertilize your yard and put down grub control to rid your yard of those Japanese beetles. We recommend Grub-X by Scott’s or Milky Spore.

Tired of waterproofing your old deck every year? Use the temperate fall months to build a new deck that’s maintenance free. Epoch and Eon are excellent brands for maintenance-free decking.

Need to replace your vinyl siding? We recommend Georgia Pacific™ Vision Pro. If you are looking for a different look in vinyl siding, try the look of freshly painted cedar siding.

To finish your season with fun, we also sell gas grills and propane refills.

You can also shop Ace Hardware on-line. Your order will be shipped to your local Ace Hardware store, and you save 70 percent off shipping charges.

“Customer Service really sets us apart and that’s what we’re most proud of,” says advertising manager Tricia Willis. “We want to be your hardware store and home center. If you’re our customer, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied.”

We at Sneade’s thank all of our loyal customers and welcome new residents. If you can’t find a product, please ask. We will do our very best to get it for you. We are committed to providing service, value, quality and, above all, customer satisfaction. Stop by and let us prove our worth to you.

Sneade’s Ace Home Center
Route 260 & Boyds Turn Road • Owings
H.G. Trueman & Rousby Hall Rd. • Lusby
Owners: Dave & Lynne Sneade

The Framing of the Shoe
At The Framing of the Shoe, we’re professional picture framers dedicated to encapsulating and protecting your treasured art work.

To help you envision the result you want, we offer our unique eye for color and design and a gallery full of examples. From archival custom framing to needle art frames to shadowboxes, our highly experienced staff is as skilled in doing your job as in helping you imagine it. We use state of the art technology as well, including a computerized mat cutter and an oversized gicleé printer to copy your artwork on canvas, watercolor paper or glossy photo paper.

We’re normally able to finish your job in two weeks.

As seasons change and thoughts turn to the holidays, think about framing those precious mementos. The framed masterpieces you love on our walls also make great holiday gifts.

The Framing of the Shoe
921 B Chesapeake Ave. • Annapolis
Hours: M-F 10-6pm, Sa 11am-5pm
Owner: Sarah Taylor

Exterior Concepts
Windows show your home to the world and bring the world into your home. They define the look of your home and enhance the value of your property, so if you ever decide you want to sell, you’ll find attractive windows make your property more desirable. Well known for complete home services, Exterior Concepts knows that a satisfied customer is the best recommendation any company can have.

Exterior Concepts will be happy to assist you with new or replacement windows for every room in your house and exterior home services from roofs and siding to gutters, too. You’ll see the quality of our work in our new building at 126 Mayo Road, Edgewater.

We offer residential and commercial services. We offer free estimates; all work is guaranteed, and we are licensed and insured for your protection.

Call Exterior Concepts for windows on the world.

Exterior Concepts, Inc.
126 Mayo Rd. • Edgewater 21037
Owners: Richard Severson, John Dunbar and Tim Severson

Advance Realty
Advance Realty, a young company serving Maryland, brings new ideas to selling your home. We’re a discount agency, so you save money. We’re also a full-service agency, so you don’t lose service.

You’ll enjoy savings with Advance Realty. Our fee of 1.75 percent reflects our commitment to saving you your hard-earned equity. You will never pay any hidden fees, such as administrative, seller or buyers fees.

You’ll enjoy service with Advance Realty. We are at your side every step of the way. We offer full-time seven-day-a-week service to all buyers and sellers as well as a number of effective marketing tools.

Give us a ring. We will gladly stop by and give you a free comparative market analysis to show you what your home is worth.

Save money by joining Advance Realty at the settlement table.

Advance Realty
410/867-2101 seven days a week
Owners: Paul And Mary Robinson

The Menagerie
The Menagerie has been a dream of Terry Haas and Susan Ward for many years. Their dream comes true in the quaint community of North Beach, where Terry’s mother is a long-time resident. Located in a cottage on Seventh Street, their business has grown in two years to include fine arts and crafts from many local artists.

Affordable luxuries is the motto at The Menagerie, and customer service is unparalleled. Haas and Ward are always on the lookout for new and unique home accents to add to their already extensive collection for new and repeat customers. “Our clients even trust us to choose gifts for faraway friends and family,” Ward says.

Home accessories and floral design services are available by appointment with Art Director Angela Reed Breese.

To warm your home for autumn, Ward recommends “using lots of natural items such as sea shells, twigs and dried wild flowers in your floral arrangements and wreaths.”

For the holidays to come, Ward says “Let us show you how to make your holiday table or room a work of art,”

Stop by now to see new items for fall and winter.

The Menagerie
4105 7th St. • North Beach
Hours: W-Su 10-6pm
Owners: Terry Hass and Susan Ward

Floor Systems
Beautiful interiors begin with quality floor coverings. You can literally roll out a room full of beauty with new floor coverings from Floor Systems. We specialize in a complete collection of nationally known brands of quality carpeting, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring for kitchens, family rooms and basement rec rooms.

As you need new floor coverings for home or office, our friendly professionals will supply valuable ideas, tips, suggestions and low prices. If you like, we’ll bring samples right into your home. Or browse our complete flooring showroom and choose for yourself from our wide collection. Take samples home to see how they suit your decor; then one of our professionals will come and measure dimensions. Within 24 hours, you’ll be priced and on the way to beautiful new floors.

Call us at Floor Systems, your one-stop center for information and advice on all of your floor-covering needs.

Floor Systems
15 Oxford Way • Huntingtown North Center • Huntingtown
Hours: M-F 8:00-6:00pm, Sa 8:00-4:00pm
Owners: Roger and Bill Murphy

Greenstreet Gardens
At Greenstreet Gardens we’ve got something “growin’ on” for your autumn garden. Asters, mums and pansies are bursting with fall color. Top it off with pumpkins, ornamental cabbage and kale, millet, cornstalks and lots of Halloween decorations.

We’ve got all that for fall, much of it grown right here. We’re the place your neighbors are talking about — and the place many garden centers buy from.

When you visit, you’ll find many experts on staff to answer all your landscaping questions. Here’s an advance tip from Ray Greenstreet: “Plant your fall pansies now and you’ll get two showings of color: one this fall and once again next spring. Mix your pansies with your spring bulbs for a double whammie come springtime.”

And here’s a tip for winter: Mulch your pansies well to help them through the cold months. And when it’s time to decorate for those months, remember that we grow the poinsettias that put the color in Christmas.

Greenstreet Gardens
410/867–9500 • fax 410/867-6130
391 West Bay Front Road • Lothian
weekdays 9am–5pm weekends 9am–4pm
Owners: Stacy & Ray Greenstreet

The Appliance Source
The Appliance Source has a unique vision: To be the one place an architect, builder, designers or home remodelers can shop for the best in kitchen appliances. We are proud to say that our vision has become reality.

You’ll find Appliance Source showrooms in Annapolis and Mechanicsville. Both stores offer over 25 major brands of appliances to furnish the traditional builder kitchen as well as the custom kitchen. We have a well-appointed showroom where you’ll be able to envision the appliances of you dreams. To make your dream come true, visit and talk with one of our knowledgeable sales consultants.

The Appliance Source
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm, Sa by appointment
1823 George Avenue • Annapolis
Owner: Linda Oliff

Chesapeake Spas
You paid for that yard — go enjoy it! It’s time to get outside and grill burgers, then escape evening’s chill with a soak in the hot tub. Or laze about in the cool autumn evenings in the comfort of your fine patio furniture while watching the children frolicking on their custom play center.

Oh, you don’t have any of those? Don’t let your yard just sit there.

Chesapeake Spas will turn that idle chunk of turf into your personal resort. For your complete outdoor ensemble, we’ll install your hot tub or sauna, furnish your patio with an outdoor suite and set up a play center for the kids.

Visit Chesapeake Spas’ newly expanded location at the South River in Edgewater with our huge spa showroom, where you’ll find 18 spa models including Tiger River, Hot Spring and Hot Spot spas — plus our large outdoor display yard featuring ChildLife Play Systems and Telescope Casual patio furniture.

Chesapeake Spas
800/974-8827 • 410/798-5674
2806 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater
360 Ritchie Hwy., 1st Mariner Square, Severna Park
Hours: M, W, F 10am-6pm; TuTh 10am-8pm; Sa 10am-4pm
Owner: David Ward

Kwik Kerb Designs
To enhance the look and value of your property, install Kwik Kerb® around your gardens, the edge of your driveway or along a walkway. Kwik Kerb® is solid, continuous concrete that’s permanent, patterned and colored to match any outdoor decor or personal taste. Straight lines, curves and even circles can be created for an appealing new look to your landscape. For permanence and beauty, Kwik Kerb® is superior to plastic edging that seems to grow right back out of the ground or bricks that move and sink.

Don’t waste time every spring re-edging and digging out your gardens. Call us this fall for a free quote.

Kwik Kerb Designs, LTD
Owner: Robert L. Tucker

Choice Home Center
As the cool chill of autumn approaches, families come indoor to gather and thoughts go to the approaching holiday season. Choice Home Center wants to help you nestle in comfortably this fall and winter with their line of top quality flooring products, Karastan, Pergo, Armstrong and much more.

Providing exceptional service for over a quarter-century, Choice Home Center can warm your home with the richness of hardwood floors, ceramic and marble tiles, area rugs and carpets.

For a finishing touch, Choice Home Center offers the benefit of stairs and rails produced in the wood of your choice.

Come browse the showroom and discuss your needs with one of our associates.

Choice Home Center looks forward to offering more than 27 years of experience combined with top-quality product and installation to you and yours this coming season.

Choice Home Center, Inc.
410/257-3838 • 800/240-0003
1995 Chaneyville Road • Owings
Hours: MTuWF 10am-6pm; Th 10am-7pm; Sa 10am-4pm

Sapphire Salon & Day Spa
Sapphire Salon & Day Spa takes you into a new season with a fresh, improved look and products to complement all your skin and or hair-care needs.

For a full fall fix-up, we suggest complimentary skin, hair, and scalp analysis with a prescription for a complete makeover to enhance your good looks. You’ll recognize many of our products from magazines and that popular show on Bravo, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Sapphire services go deeper than cosmetics to include some of the latest in technologically advanced services. Pulse light therapy, for example, helps correct rosacea, sun-damaged skin and deep lines and fine lines. Stop by and let us analyze your skin; you’re likely to find a treatment to give you just the result you’ve been dreaming of.

All the wonderful treatments we have to offer are part of the reason people are talking about Sapphire Salon & Day Spa. Our attractive spa in a convenient location is another, and our professional and qualified staff a third.

Plan a day at the spa by yourself or with a party of friends. Sapphire Salon & Day Spa is waiting to wait on you.

Sapphire Salon & Day Spa
938 Bay Ridge Road • Annapolis
Hours: Tu-F 10am-7pm; Sa 9am-5pm; Su 11am-4pm
Owner: Ron Lewis

Coffee, Tea & Whimsey
Coffee, Tea & Whimsey is a funky little gift shop located in North Beach — and yes, we survived Isabel. We offer Trapp candles, Leanin’ Tree cards, custom gift baskets and plenty of gifts as well as coffee, tea and all you need to enjoy them artfully. Among our whimseys, you’ll also find plenty to add interest to your gardenscape, including hanging or stationary bird feeders, wind chimes or spiral wind catchers.

Interior decorating, holiday shopping and lighting needs are just a few of the many things we offer. A friendly atmosphere, free gift wrap and an easy layaway plan help set us apart from larger stores. Choose from our array of imported teas, or enjoy a cup of coffee or a latte on our outdoor patio. We’re a great place for meeting friends.

Come visit the place where our motto is Live long and laugh a lot.

Coffee, Tea & Whimsey
4109 Seventh Street • North Beach
Hours 10am-6pm daily
Owners: Ann Ashcraft and Susan Burton

Echoes & Accents
Moving? Downsizing? Just purchased a second home? Or just ready for a new look? Whether you are buying or selling home furnishings and accessories, Echoes & Accents — a unique consignment showroom — is the place to start.

If you’re buying, you’ll be delighted with the vast array of furnishings and the great prices. Names like Baker, Henredon, Hooker and LaBarge are just a few of the names you’ll find on our floor. And best of all, you can have your new furnishing in your home the same day you purchase them. Our experienced staff offer personal service and advise without intruding.

If you’re selling, your home furnishings will be displayed in our busy designer–oriented 8,500–square–foot showroom, where our extensive tri-state clientele means rapid turnover.

Stop in and discover why our customers say Echoes & Accents “is a very civilized shopping experience.”

Echoes and Accents
224 Chinquapin Round Rd., Annapolis
Hours: M–Sa 10am–5pm; Su noon–4pm
Owners: Barbara Rasin Price and Leah Deane

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