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Legacy Business Spotlight: Pedal Power Kids

Legacy Business Spotlight: Pedal Power Kids

| March 28, 2020, 12:00 PM

Biking. It’s healthy. It’s fun. In Anne Arundel County there are plenty of safe places to do it. And to help you along, is Rachel Varn from Pedal Power Kids! Today, we speak with Rachel Varn who is the owner of Pedal Power Kids. After seeing parents sending their kids to swimming lessons, she decided […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Smithey Law Group

Legacy Business Spotlight: Smithey Law Group

| March 21, 2020, 12:00 PM

If you ever have a problem with a boss; or if you are a boss and have a problem with an employee–look no further than West Annapolis and the Smithey Law Group. Today, we speak with Joyce Smithey, a labor and employment law attorney with 20 years experience based in West Annapolis. We talk about […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

Legacy Business Spotlight: Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork

| March 14, 2020, 12:00 PM

They may be new to Arnold, but Zeskind’s Hardware & Millwork has been a name in the area for nearly 100 years! Today, we speak with Rick Miller who is the third generation to own the company that started as a small hardware store in Baltimore.  Today, they still have that same store (where you […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole

Legacy Business Spotlight: Rotary Club of Parole

| March 07, 2020, 12:00 PM

Today, we peel back the veil on the Rotary!  What IS a Rotary Club? And more specifically, what about the Rotary Club of Parole!  I knew they parked cars at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. I also knew about BIG. But I did not know the sheer reach of this Annapolis organization on a global […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: The Golf Club at South River

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Golf Club at South River

| February 29, 2020, 12:00 PM

The Golf Club at South River has been around in one form or another for 26 years. Exxon started it, and in the end, The Brick Companies finished it. Today, it is a vibrant club with golf, fitness, and social programs for a crowd that is decidedly NOT the stereotypical country club crowd. Toss in […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille

Legacy Business Spotlight: Mother’s Peninsula Grille

| February 22, 2020, 12:00 PM

Mother Dave loves the restaurant business and it shows!  Dave Rather is the owner of Mother’s Peninsula Grille in Arnold (and Mother’s Federal Hill Grille and Mother’s North Grille) and the pride he shows in how the business has grown and the team he has built is evident. We talk about the start, the challenges, […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Lisa’s Cakepops

Legacy Business Spotlight: Lisa’s Cakepops

| February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM

So, how does a woman go from Wall Street to Ritchie Highway running one of the more delicious businesses in the area? This week we figure that out as we sit down with Lisa Schneiderman from Lisa’s Cakepops in Severna Park. Lisa and her husband are the bakers-in-chief and produce nothing but yumm. Cakepops are […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Weems Creek Nursery School

Legacy Business Spotlight: Weems Creek Nursery School

| February 08, 2020, 12:00 PM

Flashback 20 years. I am sitting in a 12″ tall chair at a 24″ tall table at Weems Creek Nursery School. Today, we speak with Mary Ostrowski who is the owner of the venerable Weems Creek Nursery School in West Annapolis. My own kids attended nursery school and kindergarten there way back when and not […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  The Brick Companies

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Brick Companies

| February 01, 2020, 12:00 PM

The Brick Companies is not a household name in the area, but they’ve been around for more than 125 years!  If you ever played golf at the Golf Club at South River or Queenstown–you know The Brick Companies. If you have ever pulled into one of their Atlantic Marinas on the Magothy or Patapsco rivers–you […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Hospice of the Chesapeake

Legacy Business Spotlight: Hospice of the Chesapeake

| January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM

The end of life is not easy….for anyone.  Thankfully, we have the Hospice of the Chesapeake. Hospice was a bit of a mystery to me, so we went and sat down with Ben Marcantonio who is the President and CEO of Hospice of the Chesapeake. We learned about their origins as one of the earliest […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Solar Energy Services

Legacy Business Spotlight: Solar Energy Services

| January 18, 2020, 12:00 PM

We all hear about being green and lessening the carbon footprint. Solar energy is one way and this week we speak to the local experts on solar energy– Solar Energy Services in Millersville! Rick Peters is the president of this company with 40 years of experience and we talk about the first solar project in […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Annapolis Green

Legacy Business Spotlight: Annapolis Green

| January 11, 2020, 12:00 PM

Like most good ideas, it all starts with a drink.  And Annapolis Green is no exception.  About 15 years ago, Lynne Forsman founded a chapter of Green Drinks in Annapolis. At the same time, Elvia Thompson was working with the Spa Creek Conservancy trying to help better the environment. The two met, decided to put […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Liquified Creative

Legacy Business Spotlight: Liquified Creative

| January 04, 2020, 12:00 PM

Liquified Creative in Eastport, is on the move. What started out as a small company has blossomed into an all-in-one shop for your marketing, advertising, web design, and creative needs. Today, we sit down with Shawn and Jessica Noratel, Caitlin Wiggins, and Jamie Czajkowski to learn what local non-profits like the Anne Arundel Medical Center […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits

Legacy Business Spotlight: Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits

| December 28, 2019, 12:00 PM

Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits came on the scene in 1991 directly across the street from Quiet Waters Park. Now, 28 years later, they are the largest beer, wine and liquor store in Annapolis. We spoke with David Marberger who is the owner, along with former County Councilman Chuck Ferrar. We discussed the early days, […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Stan & Joe’s Saloon

Legacy Business Spotlight: Stan & Joe’s Saloon

| December 21, 2019, 12:00 PM

We have a Hall of Famer in our midst in Joe McGovern, one third of Stan & Joe’s Saloon!  Together with his partners Stan Fletcher and his wife Tracy  (the “&” in Stan & Joe’s) have been running their saloon on West street for fifteen years.  There was an expansion into Edgewater and most recently, […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight:  Papa John’s Pizza (Chesapeake Bay Area)

Legacy Business Spotlight: Papa John’s Pizza (Chesapeake Bay Area)

| December 14, 2019, 12:00 PM

Few local companies are as civic minded as Papa John’s Pizza. With ten locations from Annapolis to Southern Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Area Pizza is always looking to give back.  Easiest way is to use APDSCHOLAR40 when you check out and save 40% and give some to the Annapolis Police Department Foundation for scholarships! With about […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Mills Fine Wine & Spirits

Legacy Business Spotlight: Mills Fine Wine & Spirits

| December 07, 2019, 12:00 PM

Shortly after prohibition ended in 1933, Billy Mills opened a liquor and general store in Annapolis. Mills sold it to the Donners in 1946, and now the Main Street icon rests safely in the hands of Jennifer and Jerry Donohue. Today, Mills Cut Rate Liquors is better known as Mills Fine Wine & Spirits! Today, […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Shades of the Bay

Legacy Business Spotlight: Shades of the Bay

| November 30, 2019, 12:00 PM

For 25 years, Linda Mann has been selling sunglasses in downtown Annapolis. First as a manager at Sunglass Hut, then as an employee of Shades Unlimited who became the owner, and now as the owner of Shades of the Bay! Hear how she grew very fast, became miserable, and right sized herself in a new […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: The Gateway Florist

Legacy Business Spotlight: The Gateway Florist

| November 23, 2019, 12:00 PM

The Gateway Florist has been around for forty years. Twenty on West Street and 20 on Bay Ridge Road. In what owner, Teresa Williams calls a dying industry, they are doing something right! They have a full plate, went through some expansion with the addition of Academy Flowers (King George and College) and a full […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Landmarks Marketing

Legacy Business Spotlight: Landmarks Marketing

| November 16, 2019, 12:00 PM

If you have ever stayed in a local hotel, you probably know Landmarks Marketing. They publish the beautiful hardbound books that tell guests where to go and what to see while in Annapolis! But with the advent of smart phones and advancements in technology, if Landmarks wanted to remain, they needed to change as well. […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Citizen Pride and JEB Design

Legacy Business Spotlight: Citizen Pride and JEB Design

| November 09, 2019, 12:00 PM

The creative juices started flowing back at Kent State University where Joe and Eva Barsin met.  Now nearly 30 years later the duo is known all across Maryland for the unique art of Citizen Pride and JEB Design. You have seen their work on the car in front of you (Chesapeake Bay Plate), at the […]

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Legacy Business Spotlight: Art Things

Legacy Business Spotlight: Art Things

| November 02, 2019, 12:00 PM

It was 54 years ago in October when Art Things opened at 2 Annapolis Street in West Annapolis. It was 1 year ago when Skye Vasquez purchased the business for her love of art and to honor her grandmother! Today we learn of the origins, the growth, and what is coming online for Art Things […]

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