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Mar 20, 2017 12:40PM ● Published by Nicole Gould

Miss Shirley’s Executive Chef Competes on Guy’s Grocery Games

Miss Shirley’s Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte Bledsoe made her second National TV appearance, as a contestant on the popular Food Network series, Guy’s Grocery Games on New Year’s Day. Guy Fieri selected sixteen of his favorite Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives chefs to compete in an epic Grocery Games Tournament. In the first episode of the new season, Chef Brigitte competed alongside three other chefs to race through Flavortown Market and whip up some belly-busting brunch dishes!

Creative Director Rich Reiter Joins The Weitzman Agency

The Weitzman Agency, a full-service advertising brand agency, announced that it has welcomed Rich Reiter as its new Executive Creative Director. Reiter brings over 16 years of agency experience from Chicago inventing powerful integrated selling ideas for many blue-chip brands such as McDonald’s, KFC, Hyundai, and Miller Coors Brewing to name a few.

The Queen of All Food Drives Collected Equivalent of over 10,000 Pounds of Food

Photo by Bob Peterson Photography
Annapolis’ favorite sightseeing boat, Watermark’s Harbor Queen, ended her 45th season of cruising with a splash and bearing gifts! Offered by Watermark as a viewing platform for the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, an event on Harbor Queen collected 183 pounds of food and $2,780 for the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. According to the Food Bank, this is equivalent to 10,383 pounds of food—enough to feed 371 families of four for a month. In total since its inception, the Queen of All Food Drives has collected over $8,700 and 2,200 pounds of food for the Food Bank.

Effective Medspa & Wellness Center Raises Money for Rebecca Fortney Breast Center at AAMC

Effective Medspa and Wellness Owners, Dr. Anthony and Laura Hardnett, AAMC Rebecca Fortney Breast Center Practice Manager, Chandra Persaud, President Prescott Public Relations, Carolyn Cordrey
Effective Medspa and Wellness Center, located at The Village at Waugh Chapel in Gambrills, held an unforgettable Ladies’ Night Out, “UnMask Your Beauty” charity event on Thursday, October 27th, 2016, raising $1,300 dollars for Survivors Offering Support, a peer-to-peer mentorship program at the Rebecca Fortney Breast Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC).

Effective Medspa partnered with local businesses to provide entertainment and raffle items for valuable prizes to event guests. Tickets to the event included complimentary makeup and hair touch-ups, a professional glam photoshoot for each guest, entertainment by an illusionist/magician, and tarot readings.

Light House Hires New Executive Director

Light House, a homeless prevention support center, recently appointed a new Executive Director, Tyra Parker. Tyra comes to Light House most recently from the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center in Baltimore where she served as Director. She brings more than 20 years of non-profit management experience to her important leadership role with Light House.

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Today, Community towne spotlight March Annapolis 2017
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  • Brew and Bourbon Classic

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  • Lights on the Bay

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  • The Great Turkey Chase


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  • Turkey Chase Charity Race


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  • Annual Turkey Trot 5K


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  • Festival of Trees

    10:00AM — 09:00PM

    Kennedy Krieger Institute kicks off the holiday season by welcoming Santa Claus to their winter w...

  • Chestertown Antiques Show & Sale

    04:00PM — 07:00PM

    Now in its 54th year, the Chestertown Antiques Show & Sale, set for Friday, November 24th (4–7 p....

  • Festival of Trees - Preview Party

    06:00PM — 08:00PM

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  • Festival of Trees

    10:00AM — 09:00PM

    Kennedy Krieger Institute kicks off the holiday season by welcoming Santa Claus to their winter w...

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    10:00AM — 06:00PM

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