Woman taking a photo
Lois Villemaire, author.
Author
Lois Villemaire
 
Lois Villemaire, a long time resident of Annapolis is retired from a career in local government. She is exploring her interest in creative writing, including flash fiction, memoir, and poetry. Lois is enthusiastic about researching family history which at times provides her with colorful and unique writing material. Walking around downtown and taking photos like a tourist is one of her favorite activities. Lois practices yoga and volunteers at the Wellness House of Annapolis, a strength and support resource for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. She and her husband, Paul love reading, restaurants, movies, music, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
 
 
Local Faves:
 
Harbor Queen
City Dock
- US Naval Academy

Art Under Glass- A Virtual Art Experience

In keeping with necessary precautions to maintain social distance and avoid indoor areas, there’s an arts and crafts exhibit in progress right now, where you can safely window shop for art by local artists and crafters. While viewing the exhibit you can easily launch the Virtual Pop-Up Store by…

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Historic Brewer Hill Cemetery

The study of cemeteries can be a fascinating window into the history of a community. Looking into the names, dates, and inscriptions is exciting for genealogy and history buffs. Where generations of families are laid to rest, there are stories to be told. The Cemetery Brewer Hill Cemetery, the…

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Shop Outdoors this Holiday Season

Annapolis Town Center offers a walkable outdoor shopping experience with a mix of local and national retail stores. Image courtesy of Annapolis Town Center. During this holiday season, you may be interested in shopping in wide-open spaces with easy parking for holiday gifts and special purchases…

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Walking Tour at London Town

On a picture perfect November afternoon, we arrived at London Town and Gardens for a walking tour of this historic colonial town and gardens. As we head into a season where we will need to find more and more activities outdoors, with plenty of room to spread out, the Walking Tour at London Town…

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Historical West Street Buildings: A Thumbnail Sketch

St. Anne's Church sits at the top of West Street in Annapolis, MD. Photo courtesy of the author. West Street, one of the gateways into Annapolis is lined with a variety of buildings, many of them rich with historical significance. Let's take a look at one of the oldest streets in America like an…

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Face Behind the Mask: Dave Murphy, Artist & Volunteer

Dave Murphy stands with his art at Gallery 57 West in downtown Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Dave Murphy. Activity was beginning to ramp up on a sunny Friday morning in downtown Annapolis, when I met up with Dave Murphy. He had suggested that we get together at the Annapolis Visitor's Center…

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A Quick History: Annapolis Sailing School

View of the Rainbow Dinghy Dock looking out onto the Chesapeake Bay. Photo courtesy of the author. Back in 1959, Annapolis resident and sailor, Jerry Wood was in the toy business. But, he realized there were no facilities available in the area for the rental of boats, he opened Annapolis Boat…

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Wilma Lee at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

Proudly docked at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Wilma Lee is one of 22 remaining active skipjacks in Maryland. Currently, she is the only one located in Annapolis, since returning to the Chesapeake Bay from Ocracoke, NC when the Museum purchased the sailing vessel in 2018. Photo courtesy of Jay…

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