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

Oct 19, 2017 08:00AM ● By Nicole Gould

YWCA Receives Over $150K for Fresh Starts Campaign

The YWCA of Annapolis received a contribution made by John and Chris Vos to the Fresh Starts Campaign in the amount of $150,000. Additionally, they have contributed $10,000 to the operating fund of the organization.

YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization both locally and throughout the world. Their mission is to build an environment where women and girls thrive.

Southern High School Student Receives Scholarship from Arundel Mill’s Simon Youth Foundation

Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations is proud to support Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) in its efforts to increase educational opportunities for at-risk students through Simon Supports Education. The movement incorporates several activations designed to engage shoppers in SYF’s mission.

The Foundation operates 30 non-traditional high school academies across the country and also provides a scholarship to one student in every community where there is a Simon property. This year, Arundel Mills presented Alexander Hutchins from Southern High School with the Simon Youth Foundation Power of Orange Scholarship for $500. Hutchins plans to attend University of Maryland-University College this fall.

Jackie’s Design Hair & Skin Studio Celebrates Grand Opening

Owned by master stylist and colorist Jackie Nunez, Jackie’s Design Hair & Skin Studio is a high-end boutique studio located in the heart of the state capital in the quaint shopping village of historic West Annapolis. You will be welcomed by the experienced all-female team of licensed cosmetologists, aestheticians and makeup artists. Jackie’s Design Hair & Skin Studio offers hair and makeup services for weddings and other special occasions in their studio or on location.

Charles Riser Awarded Paul Mitchell School’s 2017 Compassionate Service Award

Pictured left to right: Winn Claybaugh, Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools / Charles Riser, co-owner of The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School and 2017 award recipient / Leeza Gibbons, TV and radio personality and philanthropist 
Charles Riser, co-owner of The Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Annapolis, was presented with the 2017 Andrew Gomez Compassionate Service Award along with Cancer Schmancer founder and actress Fran Drecher at Paul Mitchell School’s 14th annual FUNraising Gala in Hollywood, California this past May. The award was “in recognition of his selfless, compassionate service and tireless dedication.”

Over 14,000 future professionals and team members from the 110 Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools raised over $1.5 million bringing their 14-year total to $18.2 million for charity. The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School raised over $16,500 towards this goal.

Spa Creek Conservancy Raises Over $20,000 For GreenGive Fundraiser

Thanks to a wonderful collaboration of 11 local environmental groups, led by Watershed Stewards AcademyAnnapolis Green, and South River Federation, the Conservancy raised more than $10,000 in the first 24-hour GreenGive fundraiser. An anonymous family donation matched the $10,000 to make the total raised more than $20,000.

Purple Cherry Architects Team Member John K. Nolis Achieves NCIDQ Certification

John K. Nolis has earned his National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate. This certification for professional interior designers demonstrates his proficiency and experience in designing solutions that are functional, aesthetically appealing, and protects the life, safety, and welfare of the community. Nolis is recognized as both an ASID Interior Designer and NCARB Architect and joined the Purple Cherry team in 2015. He brings significant experience in space planning, furniture and finish selection, as well as lighting and interior design.

South River HS Teacher Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

South River High School teacher Josh Carroll was named a finalist for the 2017-2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education. Carroll, who teaches STEM classes at the Edgewater school, is one of seven finalists for the award. Carroll is the third consecutive county teacher to be named a state finalist. He’s spent 18 years in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, all at the high school level. State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon will announce Maryland’s Teacher of the Year at a banquet on October 27th.

DRY 85 and Red Red Wine Bar Expand to New Locations

Brian and Lisa Botler, owners of award-winning bar/restaurants DRY 85 and Red Red Wine Bar in Annapolis, are bringing their elevated dining and drinking concepts to the beach. After spending the last 15 years in and around Ocean City, the Bolters recognized this Maryland resort town is no longer simply a seasonal destination.

DRY 85 will occupy roughly half of the 4660 square feet while Red Red Wine Bar will occupy the other half of the property along Coastal Highway. Both restaurants will operate year-round.

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