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Towne Spotlight: Local Business and Community News of Anne Arundel County September 2016

Sep 09, 2016 01:04PM ● By Nicole Gould

Jennifer Pollite, Brenda Brown, Kate Bellotte, Cathy Shaw, Lisa Consiglio Ryan, Sue Serini, Dawn Goodburn, Jennifer Marcris, Fernanda Elliot, Anne Fava, and Caren Bach. Photo by Sophie Macaluso.

Whole Health Designs Hosts Successful First Pop Up Shop

Whole Health Designs hosted its first WELLness Pop Up Shop in June welcoming more than 750 people to their “one-stop-shop” for healthier living and lifestyle.

The proceeds from the weekend’s event benefited Anne Arundel Medical Center with donation to Oncology and Health Promotion & Community Outreach. “The best part of the weekend was seeing how well the community of fitness instructors, healing practitioners, as well as local artists, and merchants all came together to provide alternative ways to heal and stay healthy,” said Lisa Consiglio Ryan, Founder of Whole Health Designs.

There were events all weekend that supported wellness in the community including a fun run, a fashion show full of summer athletic wear, and fitness classes taught by local instructors. In addition, a prix fixe dinner was also provided with Ryan. All events, classes and workshops focused on healthy living, clean eating, fitness, and fashion for the whole family. For more information call 410-271-6091 or visit

Photo by Heather Crowder

McNamee Hosea Welcomes Brett F. Baldino

Brett F. Baldino, a graduate from James Madison University (2012) and University of Baltimore (2015) has joined the Law Firm of McNamee Hosea as their newest associate.

Baldino’s primary areas of practice include Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Tax Consulting. He has experience drafting powers of attorney, advance medical directives, and various types of Wills and Trusts for clients with diverse needs. He also assists personal representatives with probate administration and preparation of estate, gift, and fiduciary income tax returns.

Annapolis Design District Block Party

Summer is a time for relaxing, celebrating family and friends, and being outdoors. This was all accomplished during the Annapolis Design District’s fourth annual Summer Block Party. Right in the heart of the district, everyone enjoyed live music, margaritas, delicious burgers, and camaraderie. One of the more popular attractions of the day was the photo booth, by Prismatic Photo Booth. Thank you to the events committee and In Home Stone for hosting the tremendously successful event!

Chesapeake ERgent Care Grand Opening

On June 30th, Chesapeake ERgent Care cut the ribbon and opened its doors to the public. Located in Gambrills, Chesapeake ERgent Care strives to provide affordable and high quality care, a family friendly environment, and respect for you time by making sure every patient is seen by a provider in 30 minutes or less!

ERgent Care provides a comprehensive range of services including primary day-to-day healthcare, common illness treatments, in-house lab and full x-ray services, minor emergency treatments, preventative care, occupational medicine, Department of Transportation physicals, telemedicine, and medical dispensing. The center will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. For more information call 410-721-2333 or visit

Impact Grant Expands Public Access of the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Growing Digital Archives

John Gudas, volunteer and Will Keyworth, donor
The Annapolis Maritime Museum received a Strategic Impact Grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County to build a virtual database of archives. This timely grant is making a big impact for the Museum’s online collections, and the Museum’s database has already encouraged local historians to submit their private collections for public use.

Over the past month, William Keyworth has been working with dedicated volunteers at the museum to digitize and make public his collection of 37 color Kodak slides with vivid images of skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. These impressive photos were captured in the 1970s and 1980s and can now be publicly accessed on the Museum’s website. The museum is now accepting new submissions for the online database, where it will continue to build a local archive of maritime history. For more information call 410-295-0104 or visit

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces Top Environmental Leaders

Every year the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognizes unique individuals who are making a significant difference in Chesapeake Bay restoration. On Friday, July 15th, Tom Schueler and Robert Whitescarver were announced to receive the Alliance’s top honors.

Schueler has been selected as the 2016 Environmental Leadership Award winner and will be acknowledged for his pioneering efforts in finding practical and effective approaches to reduce polluted storm water runoff for more than 30 years. Whitescarver has been named the 2016 Watershed Champion of the Year. A watershed restoration scientist, farmer, writer, and educator, he spent 31 years in the field with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The awards will be presented at the Taste of the Chesapeake Gala on Thursday, September 15th, 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m. at the Rooftop Conference Center of the Belcher Pavilion of the Anne Arundel Medical Center. For tickets call 443-949-0575 or visit

Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation Ground Breaking Ceremony for The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams and the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, in cooperation with Governor Larry Hogan, the State of Maryland, the City of Annapolis and the Gold Star Mothers Maryland Chapter (GSFMM) performed a ground breaking ceremony for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the WWII Memorial Outlook in Annapolis. Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Secretary of Veteran Affairs George Owings, Gold Star Mothers Maryland Chapter President and Chaplain, Janice Chance joined Wood in a ceremony on August 15th.

The GSFMM pays tribute to the families who have lost a loved one in the military. The State of Maryland and the City of Annapolis have responded to the call for help and recognition, whether here, at home, or overseas. The GSFMM reminds us of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to always honor their families, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, sisters, brothers, and all relatives.

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