Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort — Luxury and Comfort

We recently attended a party on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and spent the night in Cambridge, Maryland at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort Marina and Spa. Upscale amenities, attractive-curb appeal and excellent service and hospitality classify it as a luxury hotel with a four diamond rating by the AAA . When we entered the hotel, the receptionist welcomed us with a glass of cranberry … Continue reading Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort — Luxury and Comfort

Safeway in Towson, MD — Not Enough Scheduled Staff

I visited Safeway in Towson at noon today. It is convenient, but I hesitate before shopping in this store, because they don’t seem to schedule enough employees. One lady sliced meat and cheese behind the deli counter that extended around the corner into the prepared food area. The deli lady was the high point of my visit because she was efficient and pleasant. As she … Continue reading Safeway in Towson, MD — Not Enough Scheduled Staff

Mark Cottman relaxes in his Federal Hill art gallery.

Artist Mark Cottman — Living the Dream

In the 1970s,  Baltimore’s  Federal Hill   was a poverty-stricken– inner- city neighborhood.  Today, it bustles with activity.  Stone and brick row houses complement new restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and salons. Business suit attired men and women meld with local residents, blue-collar workers, yuppies and Raven’s-shirted-20 somethings.  Elm trees with yellow and green blended leaves line  S. Charles in front of The Mark Cottman Gallery. Mark Cottman dressed in dark khaki colored … Continue reading Artist Mark Cottman — Living the Dream

Lady Baltimore Hardwood Floors, Finksburg, MD — Beautiful Floors, Great Customer Service

Lady Baltimore Hardwood Floors in Finksburg, MD installed a new hardwood floor next to my existing 12-year-old hardwood floor.  Tim Dipaula, the owner,  matched the old floor almost perfectly. Lady Baltimore recommends three polyurethane coats while other companies suggest two poly coats or a water base. (I learned, from experience, that three polyurethane coats make a big difference in preventing wear.) The installer placed a walnut strip between the … Continue reading Lady Baltimore Hardwood Floors, Finksburg, MD — Beautiful Floors, Great Customer Service

I Won a Car

When I was 16, I had worked at a women’s retail shop, that offered bumper stickers to promote the rock radio station WKTK in Baltimore.  I had placed a bumper sticker on my father’s Chevrolet station wagon, that I drove daily. The bumper stickers were part of a contest that had employees from WKTK drive around the Baltimore area writing down license plate numbers from … Continue reading I Won a Car