June 24, 2017
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  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    Summer is here, and that means that we at the PBA are busy planning for the annual crab feast. This is a community event, so it’s all about socializing with your friends, family, neighbors and, of course, fellow PBA members.
    This year’s crab feast is set for Wednesday, July 12, from 6:...
    • Plaza Garibaldi has made few changes over its 20 years, keeping its focus on authentic Mexican dishes that appeal to the American appetite.Zach Sparks
      Plaza Garibaldi has made few changes over its 20 years, keeping its focus on authentic Mexican dishes that appeal to the American appetite.

    Plaza Garibaldi Celebrates 20 Years Of Serving Savory Tex-Mex Food

    By Zach Sparks
    When Plaza Garibaldi owner Maria Aguilar recently ran into the woman who originally leased the property where her restaurant now sits, the two shared a laugh. Twenty years ago when Aguilar was looking to occupy the space in Glen Burnie, the property owner was apprehensive because of challenges...
    • Coterie Boutique had a soft opening followed by a grand opening ribbon cutting and celebration on Friday, June 2.Larry Sells
      Coterie Boutique had a soft opening followed by a grand opening ribbon cutting and celebration on Friday, June 2.

    Coterie Boutique’s New Location Is Open For Business

    By Gracie Fairfax
    After a few years in its Mountain Road shop, Coterie Boutique has moved into a new custom-designed space in Magothy Gateway. The owner, Bess Clark, spent eight years in Los Angeles, where she worked as the executive director of a corporate law firm and grew a branch (www.eminutes.com) that focused...
  • Letter To The Editor: Angels Among Us

    By Anonymous
    Angel’s Food Market has been a part of the Mountain Road peninsula since the 1920s. The grocery store has also been an integral part of the nearby communities since that time as well. In fact, the staff members are like family to those of us who frequent that establishment on a daily basis....
    • At a June 5 seminar held at The Reserve at Two Rivers, Dr. Debra Kimless explained the benefits of medicinal cannabis. The seminar was organized by the team at Green Point Wellness, set to open later this year in Anne Arundel County, to dispel any misconceptions and help the community understand this new industry coming to Maryland.Dylan Roche
      At a June 5 seminar held at The Reserve at Two Rivers, Dr. Debra Kimless explained the benefits of medicinal cannabis. The seminar was organized by the team at Green Point Wellness, set to open later this year in Anne Arundel County, to dispel any misconceptions and help the community understand this new industry coming to Maryland.

    Green Point Wellness Helps Community Understand Medicinal Cannabis Industry Coming To Maryland

    By Dylan Roche
    A new industry is coming to Maryland, and its first location is expected to be right here in Anne Arundel County. It might face some skepticism or even opposition, but the leadership behind Green Point Wellness — a medicinal cannabis dispensary slated to open in late 2017 — wants to...
  • The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille Launches New Catering Service

    By Anonymous
    In May, the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille kicked off its new catering service, available at all restaurant locations. Offering everything from platters to box lunches, this new service is perfect for all occasions, from graduation parties to summer barbecues and more.

    “We are very excited to rollout our new catering service,” said Layla Nielsen, senior director of marketing at the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille. “As a family-oriented restaurant, we love being able to help friends and families create those happy memories both in the restaurant and at home.”

    The extensive catering menu includes platters (serving 12 to 15 people), box lunches (serving...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    The PBA education committee held the annual fifth-grade straight-A lunch with 77 students who qualified as of April. Students from Bodkin, Fort Smallwood, High Point, Jacobsville, Lake Shore, Pasadena, Riviera Beach, Solley and Sunset elementary schools and St. Jane Frances School were invited to a complimentary lunch at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, with ice cream sandwiches provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. C. Muhl Bus Service provided transportation for the event. Many thanks to the PBA members who also provided company logo items for goody bags that were given to students along with certificates of recognition. (Submitted by Jacqueline Kellum)

    Our eighth annual Taste of...
    • Dr. Antonio Knox appreciates the family-like atmosphere created by his patients and staff at his practice.Photo by Gracie Fairfax
      Dr. Antonio Knox appreciates the family-like atmosphere created by his patients and staff at his practice.

    Pasadena Dental Care Treats Patients Like Family

    By Gracie Fairfax
    At Pasadena Dental Care, patients are more than a number. The owner, Dr. Antonio Knox, opened his practice in 2003 in Lakeshore Plaza. In 2012, he moved across the street to his current location, where he shared a building with Dr. John Mosca. In 2014, upon Mosca’s retirement, Knox bought...
  • Area Businessman Now Owns Six Local McDonald’s Stores

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Keith Zolman has had a lifelong connection to McDonald’s. Keith’s father spent 50 years in the business – from 15 to 65, his parents met at a McDonald’s and Keith’s first job was at the Severna Park McDonald’s. On November 1, 2016, Keith took his involvement with...

    So, You Want To Offer A Student A Summer Job?

    By Dylan Roche
    What Businesses And Teenagers Should Keep In Mind
    Free from the restraints and structure of a normal school day, students in the summertime have the chance to gain a little work experience. And if that isn’t an attractive incentive for the average teenager, then at least making a little bit...
    • Mike Malone, Tony Toskov and Teddy Shaw put the finishing touches on the Broken Oar Bar & Grill in mid-March, and since opening, business has been good.
      Mike Malone, Tony Toskov and Teddy Shaw put the finishing touches on the Broken Oar Bar & Grill in mid-March, and since opening, business has been good.
    • The airy interior of the Broken Oar boasts a coppertop bar and sweeping views of Stoney Creek.
      The airy interior of the Broken Oar boasts a coppertop bar and sweeping views of Stoney Creek.

    No Need To Drive To Annapolis: Broken Oar Offers Dock-And-Dine Option In North County Just In Time For Summer

    By Dylan Roche
    Although Anne Arundel County has more than 500 miles of shoreline, the number of waterfront dining options are few unless you’re heading into Annapolis. In North County especially, where Annapolis might be a half-hour’s drive away, you could count on one hand the number of restaurants...
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  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    What a beautiful time of year. We can all get out, shed the cabin fever and start our spring planting, yard preparation and recreation activities. We have PBA members for all of your needs, so check out our directory or our website to find what you are looking for. Remember that shopping local and...
    • Winnie Maher (left) started Maher’s Florist in 1977. Her daughter Kim Wharton now primarily runs the business while Maher does the paperwork from home and comes in occasionally as extra help.Gracie Fairfax
      Winnie Maher (left) started Maher’s Florist in 1977. Her daughter Kim Wharton now primarily runs the business while Maher does the paperwork from home and comes in occasionally as extra help.
    • Kim Maher (left) and Winnie Maher celebrate 40 years of business this year.Gracie Fairfax
      Kim Maher (left) and Winnie Maher celebrate 40 years of business this year.

    Business Has Blossomed For 40 Years At Maher’s Florist

    By Gracie Fairfax
    At Maher’s Florist in Pasadena, it’s all in the family. Winnie Maher opened the business on Fort Smallwood Road in 1977. Previously a bookkeeper at her sister’s florist, Maher decided to go into the business herself about a year following the closing of her sister’s store....
  • General House Marks One Year of Serving Sushi In Glen Burnie

    By Gracie Fairfax
    General House Sushi has been serving the Pasadena and Glen Burnie communities for the past year at its Mountain Road location, which previously had been known as Tokyo Sushi for 19 years before its current owner, Scott Zou, took over.
    General House is known for creating modern interpretations of...
  • Magothy Payments Provides Merchant Services In Pasadena

    By Anonymous
    After starting Magothy Payments as a part-time job in 2014, founder Jaron Rice grew his business to sustain him full time, and in spring 2017, he and his family joined the PBA for an official ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of his new office at 8000 Jumpers Hole Road, Suite 209, in Pasadena.
  • Marco’s Pizza Comes To Maryland

    By Anonymous
    Franchisees Brian and Beth Bogard were thrilled to welcome a crowd of PBA members and others from the community for the grand opening of Marco’s Pizza in Lakeshore Plaza, the first location to open in Maryland. Marco’s Pizza is located at 4155 Mountain Road in Pasadena.
  • You Can’t Take It With You

    By Jason LaBarge
    For thousands of years, humans have tried to take their wealth with them to the afterlife. In Viking’s Norse society, when a king died, he was able to take his favorite servant girl with him to the mythical Valhalla. In fact, the girls would fight over who would be killed and sent with their...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    While social media is important, management experts know membership in a business organization is still the best way to increase sales. Face-to-face networking is especially important for small businesses trying to sell locally. Members get to know one another and develop a trust and relationship,...
    • (L-R) Bella Napoli co-owner Biagio Carannante, assistant chef Carlos Vasquez and co-owner Pasquale Carannante look forward to several more years of serving authentic Italian cuisine in Pasadena.Photo by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Bella Napoli co-owner Biagio Carannante, assistant chef Carlos Vasquez and co-owner Pasquale Carannante look forward to several more years of serving authentic Italian cuisine in Pasadena.

    Bella Napoli Celebrates 15 Years In The ‘Dena

    By Zach Sparks
    When Biagio Carannante and his son, Pasquale, opened Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant in 2002, they had little doubt that their enterprise would thrive in Pasadena. Biagio, a one-time co-owner of 17 Mamma Lucia’s restaurants in the mid ‘90s, had the necessary entrepreneurial experience...
  • Time For Some Financial Spring Cleaning

    By Brian Conrad - Edward Jones
    Spring is here. This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up around your home and yard, why not also do some financial spring cleaning?
    Actually, you can apply several traditional spring-cleaning techniques to your financial situation. Here are a few ideas:
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  • Is A Revocable Trust Right For You?

    By Tara Frame
    Although not everyone needs a trust, a trust is a useful estate planning tool and should be considered. Below are the benefits of a trust.
    Privacy
    A trust is private and confidential. Unlike a will, a trust is not filed with the court. When an estate is opened, your will gets filed with the court...

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