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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

Wild Kid Acres: Free Range Fun

Wild Kid Acres could be the most unique farm/petting zoo you will ever find and it’s located just outside of Annapolis on the Mayo peninsula in Edgewater. Most of the rescued animals roam together freely. You'll find chickens, turkeys, goats, horses, pigs, cows, and alpacas on this quaint…

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Goshen Farm: Preservation, Restoration, Education

We first visited Goshen Farm for the Spring Open House event in April. Following the shaded winding access road to a parking area, we began the adventure of self-touring this unique 22-acre parcel located behind Cape St. Claire Elementary School. It’s one of the few existing examples of a Colonial…

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Mayo Beach Park

Mayo Beach Park is named for Commodore Isaac Mayo who was born in 1794. Image courtesy of the author. Owned and operated by Anne Arundel County, Mayo Beach Park is a 22-acre multi-use recreational facility sitting at the mouth of the South River and Chesapeake Bay. It’s located at the end of…

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Overlook Boots: Redefining Workwear

“Our goal is to service hardworking men and women with quality footwear,” said Kevin Campbell, store manager. Overlook Boots is a local family-owned boot retailer. It’s owned by the grandniece of Ron Snyder, owner of the property, which includes a separate building leased to Return to Oz, a…

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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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