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Lois Villemaire, author.
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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

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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Getting to Know the Benson-Hammond House

History buffs will be delighted to know that Anne Arundel County is home to more than 100 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s likely that on the way to the BWI Airport you have noticed the Benson-Hammond House, a stately white structure with a red tin roof located…

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History of Unique Spring Traditions in Annapolis

Certain well-known traditions declare the arrival of spring in Annapolis. Here’s a snapshot of several of these one-of-a-kind events that contribute to the reputation of our town as a unique destination. Spring Sock Burning Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. Photo courtesy of VAAAC. Tracing the…

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4 Highlights - Loving Everything Related to Books

"Books are our friends." My mother explained this to me at an early age. The pages of a book were not to be scribbled in, torn up, or folded. We visited the public library regularly and books were welcomed as gifts. To me, the feel and smell of a new book still continues to be extraordinary. The…

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5 Tips for Going Green in 2020 from Annapolis Green

In 2006, Annapolis Green was founded by Lynne Forsman and Elvia Thompson. These two friends discovered that they shared the mission of exploring the big picture of local Green initiatives. This active organization now brings together individuals, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits with…

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Jonas Green Park: A Hidden Gem

Are you looking for a place to experience the tranquility of gazing at water through lush vegetation or walking along a sandy beach with vistas of homes far above the waterfront? Or, how about just a great spot for fishing? Jonas and Anne Catharine Green Park is a hidden gem of the Annapolis…

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