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Features: The Philip Merrill Environmental Center
When the Chesapeake Bay Foundation outgrew their previous headquarters, they saw the need for a new facility as an opportunity to create an extraordinary building. The Merrill Center, an $11.4 million project, was built with the intention of fostering a new awareness of environmental design—and as a microcosm of the CBF and its efforts to save the Bay. Ann E. Dorbin takes us through a true “green” building on the Bay.
PLUS: Maryland Archives, the NSA, and Cyber-Forensics at AACC
Annapolis Insiders: Mary Felter
If you’ve ever been active in the community, you’ve most likely met Mary Felter, the Capital newspaper’s community news editor. For the past 20 years, she has been the face of community news: eager to help everyone and anyone get their two cents into the paper, from retirement announcements to benefit events. Margot Mohsberg meets the woman who has her finger on the pulse of our community.
PLUS: Cindy Morton and Ron Stewart
Annapolis History: The Maryland Inn
One of the most recognizable and beloved buildings in Historic Annapolis, the Maryland Inn has been a part of our landscape since 1772. It has operated as a tavern or hotel since that time, undergoing numerous additions and renovations. It has been a POW camp and the home of Charlie Byrd, a boardinghouse and a “Drummers Lot.” Deirdre Flanagan looks back at the history of a distinctive Annapolis building.
Bay Business: Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits is the oldest, continually-run, family owned business on Main Street. Hillard Donner’s father, Joseph, acquired the business from his old friend Billy Mills in 1946 and sealed the deal with a handshake. Donner has become, not only one of the most successful businessmen in Annapolis, but also one of the most generous. M.A. Cashman reminisces with Donner as he celebrates 60 years of business.
PLUS: Sea Tow, Bay Icons and Bead Bungalow. Also Legal Briefs: Commissioning Week Rentals, Consider This...Hybrid Cars and Jimmy's Favorite Sites.
BAY LIFE: Anne Arundel Medical Center
Martin L. Doordan, “Chip” to his friends, is a rarity in the world of hospital administration: he has been President of Anne Arundel Medical Center for 18 years. In fact, AAMC has had only three CEOs in 50 years. Margot Mohsberg introduces us to a man who says, “When you walk by a patient room, each room is a story. The responsibility we have is enormous.”
PLUS: Bay-friendly lawn care and At Home...On a Boat!
EVENTS: Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race is once again headed our way! Seven boats on nine legs around the world, from Spain all the way around the Horn and up to Sweden. At the end of leg 5 from Rio, the boats will sail into Baltimore Harbor between April 17 and 19, and will set sail for the next leg from Annapolis on May 7. Don’t miss the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival and the Bay Bridge Walk that same weekend.
PLUS: St. John's Croquet Match and The A.A. County Farmer's Market 25th Anniversary
Organizations: South River Foundation
Education: Chesapeake High
Education: Shady Side Elementary School
Dining Out: Paul's on the South River
Mi Casa Es Su Casa
The Wine Coach
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