Friday, October 27, 2017

Samhain Blessings

My amazing friend Jackie sent these to me with love from Tennessee! There are two tea towels and one of my favorite Yankee candle scents - "Witches Brew"  tea lights. As always, a thoughtful card. So welcomed! So witchy-licious......

Thursday, October 26, 2017

I was contacted via Witch's Voice from a local radio station in Havre de Grace with an invite to appear on the morning show on Tuesday Halloween morning. Since I am unable to be there myself, I thought of the best person to represent our community - Amy Blackthorn. She has graciously accepted and I could not be more happier and excited. This is a great opportunity for someone whose work and achievements I greatly admire, to answer questions, probably take a bit of ribbing...l...ol....but more importantly, to present our community in an amazing way. She is the owner of her own tea line, as well as now being a full-time author whose first big work is expected to become available in 2018. I am so excited and I encourage everyone to tune in------->
Oct 25 at 6:59 PM


Hey Ravyne,
Just wanted to say thanks! I'm in contact with Amy now.
When the interview is on, you can listen live by streaming it online at our website which is,
If people are in the Bel Air area, they can tune in to 107.5 FM, Havre de Grace area is best heard on 104.7 FM, and Elkton area is best heard on 100.5 FM.
We also have our AM station which is 1330 AM.
Thanks again,

Justin Mallow
Morning Show Host
Operations Manager
331 N. Union Ave.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Samhain's Sirens: Witchy Wednesday: October 25, 2017

Samhain's Sirens: Witchy Wednesday: October 25, 2017: It's our last Wednesday with you, so we want to make the best of it. Let's get our Witch on, and have some fun! The Witches by Na...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Retro Roadside

If you love history and enjoy learning and/or visiting some really cool historical and retro places, try these sites. I have used them as reference for several years now and it is always kept updated. Enjoy!

A favorite neighborhood dive

A fave place when I worked in West Baltimore was a little place called Charlie and Dee's Carryout on Bush Street. OR, as we called it "Chuck & Di's"! : )

Back in the day, about 18 years or so, this was THE place for a quick breakfast on the way to work or a quick lunch during a quick lunch hour for me and many of the industrial area's workers.

I had an occasion last week to be in the area before they closed and decided to revisit it for one of my most favorites lunches - chicken salad and ice tea.

Their chicken salad is practically famous, and it is always fresh and always great tasting. The same for their ice tea - they make a sweet and unsweetened version in a big gallon jug that is kept in one of the coolers. Customers serve themselves - get a cup, scoop some ice and pour from one of the jugs. (They also have lemonade)If you want a slice of fresh lemon, hand the cup top to the owner and he will bring you back a slice from the kitchen.

The sub was exactly as it always was - on a H & S roll, packed full with fresh lettuce and good. And so very cheap - about $5.69. The large tea is cheap as well....the total tab was about $7 and some change.

I have gotten used to good breads and rolls at pricier "gourmet" places, so the H & S roll was a throwback to my early days when I did not know any better, but the chicken salad would have tasted just as good on a rice cake....the bread is always just secondary to the chicken salad here.

The homemade tea, as usual, was stellar.

So, for quick, tasty and cheap eats on the run and you happen to be near this beloved dive, stop in and enjoy the food...just try not to think too much about the!

Charlie & Dee's Restaurant

Pigtown/Washington Village

Yule 2016

As usual, my quirkiness in holiday decorations was evident in this past year's Yule/Christmas holidays. This particular "tree" is always here, so I decided to add purple lights and a few new decorations for the holidays!
This is my Game of Thrones "throne"! It is so cool, I just might let it hang all year!

No tree is complete without a snowy owl resting in it's branches.
I've had the fairy ice block light for a while, but a friends crafted a new block light for me with a Christmas witchy boot!
The most gorgeous wreath I have ever seen hangs proudly on my front door - after having a real wreath this year, I will probably never go back to the fake ones!

Raven ventures.....

Raven is 15 years old and has a passion for fashion, modeling, make up, interior design and "pretty things".  An adventurous spirit, I will be featuring her in upcoming articles!