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Apr 04, 2017 02:01PM ● By Nicole Gould

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Opening of Sadona Salon + Spa

Sadona Salon + Spa, a new concept in full-service beauty and wellness services, celebrated its official opening at 15 West St. in downtown Annapolis with a gala ribbon cutting and open house in January. The festivities attracted a number of elected officials, including Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides, Maryland House of Delegates Members Herbert H. McMillan and Sid A. Saab, and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Burdon, as well as government dignitaries, area business leaders, and members of the community.


Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts Awarded $30,000 Grant from the PNC Foundation to Expand Artistic Programming

Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts (MTPA) received a $30,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to help support its general operations in 2017. This grant will allow MTPA to plan a full summer season of outdoor performances and events at Stage One.

PNC’s generous commitment also enables MTPA to strengthen its annual fundraising strategy, develop community and education programming, contract local and touring artists, provide maintenance for the outdoor site, and hone the architectural plans for MTPA’s “hallmark project.” More details about the summer season’s events will be shared in a later announcement.


Annapolis Shakespeare Company Moves into New Facility

Sally Boyett, founding Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, announced that the Company has secured a ten-year lease on a new facility at 1804 West Street in Annapolis. The new 8,102 square foot space will include a 99-seat Main Stage theatre, an educational wing with classroom and office space, a large rehearsal hall, ample lobby space, and support facilities including dressing rooms and an administrative suite.


Annapolis Maritime Museum Expands Board of Directors

The Annapolis Maritime Museum announces the expansion of its Board of Directors with the addition of two new members who are leaders in the Anne Arundel Community. MajGen Andrew Davis, USMC (Ret) and Doug Shipley of Maryland Live Casino, were recently voted to serve as Directors on the Board at the Museum’s annual membership meeting. 

Davis and Shipley join the 15 existing members as the Annapolis Maritime Museum continues to experience significant growth in its programs and community engagement. Davis is a retired Marine Corps Reserve Major General, and most recently served as the Director of the CAPSTONE course at the National Defense University. Shipley is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Maryland Live.


Purple Cherry Architects Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

Purple Cherry Architects has been recognized as a “Best of Houzz” award recipient. Their work received an award in the Design category, as the portfolio included some of the most popular images and consistent reviews on Houzz this past year. Awards were decided by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals.

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