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It makes sense that two people as captivated by water as Bill McGee and John Roman would end up in Lewes, Del., a quaint town at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware Bay and the Lewes-Rehoboth canal.  And yet, early on, Lewes was not on McGee and Roman’s …

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“It’s tough getting older,” says Andrea Stieff, “but you don’t have to be depressed just because your AARP card comes in the mail!” So says the events designer and florist, who relied on her contacts in the business and her “be young, be foolish, be happy” attitude to organize a …

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On a warm June afternoon, some 30 pugs (and their owners) from around the Baltimore area gathered at the St. Paul’s School Garden Pavilion for tea and “petit paws,” courtesy of animal lovers Amy and Chuck Newhall. In his role as host, Stanley, the Newhalls’ beloved coffee-colored and wrinkled 8-year-old …

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On a warm May evening, caterer/restaurateur Jerry Edwards hosted 50 guests for an “evening in Italy.” Though technically the dinner party was held in his Timonium home, the menu and setting were strictly Old World. Roses, spring tulips, irises and sunflowers arranged in small gold urns adorned tables in the …

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There once was a couple who lived far, far away in a deep, deep wood in a bright purple house… This is no fairy tale, but rather an apt beginning to the story of Rob and Holly Twist’s home in a remote corner of Perryville, in Cecil County. The couple …

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It was a potholder that finally did me in. Or more precisely, a potholder hook. This after the three-month renovation of my 100-year-old townhouse had stretched into a year-and-a-half— while we camped out in the basement. This after humoring an artiste architect who’d move a doorway three inches one day, …

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On a leafy avenue in Baltimore County, just a stone’s throw from the city line and Charles Street’s hustle and bustle, lays a quiet, verdant stretch. In this serene patch where sun and shade mix perfectly, roses thrive, peonies flourish, evergreens sway in the breeze and birds flit from hither …

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When glass blower Anthony Corradetti moved into what was once the Hollins Market comfort station in Southwest Baltimore, his father brought him a housewarming gift that resembled a stick. “‘What do I do with it?’ I asked him,” says Corradetti. “‘Fertilize it? Water it? What?’” The senior Corradetti had taken …

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