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Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - December 1, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland *$he &tmbap (Capital DEC. 1, 2013    A Capital-Gazette Newspaper ® — Annapolis. MD    $1.50MF^F. ........_____________- INSIDE TODAY ’Tis the season: It’s our annual Holiday Guide. LIFESTYLE COUPONS A chapter in    Worth    of local history D1 savings inside ARUNDEL Your guide to    Cyber    Monday Midnight Madness B1    goes local \9 SPORTS Disappointing loss for Meade Cl ■■■■ [sundm'sweatherB INDEX 1 48|34 HIGH    LOW MOSTLY SUNNY Monday: Showers. A10 Four sections, 48 pages Business .............C9 Calendar .............D2 Classified ..........C12 Death Notices ... A10 deaiii'/ Editorial ............A14 lottery ................A4 My Time  B6-7 Obituaries .........A10 Sudoku ........  C15 Television............B8 Volunteers A16 Äjt like us on Facebook caprtalgazette rA mmM Follow us on Twitter capgaznews Free eyebrow wax shaping from leanies, coupon /cn o o General  .......410-268-5000 Classified  ......410-268-7000 Circulation ...........410-268-4800 o o CM LA :r^ too ■o o Inside today's edition of the Capital ... ^voua%u*ot M    TO SHÖlwSfc, I *    THNINC, and m - '    - ru UHAT5N0 LOCALLY Look inside for ■ HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS ■ LOCAL EVENTS « SALES & SPECIALS • DECORATING • AND MORE!‘Understanding how it all works’Mayor-elect holds emergency preparedness briefing By SARA BLUMBERG [email protected] Mike Pantelides doesn’t want to take any chances. Given the city’s erratic history of weather forecasts, he wants to be prepared if another Snowmageddon should hit the city on Tuesday, the day after he’s inaugurated. Something similar happened to Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen with the crippling snowstorms that hit the region in February 2010, not long after he had taken office. “This isn’t the type of meeting you can have the first week in office,” Pantelides said on Saturday, two days before his inauguration, sitting down with a group of the city’s top public safety officials at Annapolis' Emergency Operation Center off Taylor Avenue His goal: understanding Annapolis’ emergency response plans and his role within them. During the hour-long gathering, the Republican mayor-elect was quiet as he sat in the midst of 14 city officials. Behind him, his lawyer Timothy Mumane asked a laun dry list of questions on everything from costs to where snow is dumped during a storm. (See BRIEFING, Page A12) By TIM PRUDENTE tprudenteia Taco night arrives by serving cart for the women of Chase Home. They dish out guacamole beneath a crystal chandelier and pass hot sauce amid sterling silver. Since 1886, the Colonial splendor of Annapolis’ Chase-Lloyd house has endured as a refuge for women, some with nowhere else to live. Now they need help from outside their walls. Rot creeps in through the windows. Pipes rust in the basement. So, they're asking for donations to preserve 18th-century windows and to replace the heating and cooling system. "This is not fundraising to promote the house,” said Carol Kelly, its manager. “This is about caring for the ladies.” Their home is one of the first three-story Georgian mansions in America. Parlor on the left, dining room on the right — it’s a study in symmetry from the 1770s. It’s believed to be where Francis Scott Key was married. And it’s where women watch “Jaws.” “People think we ought to be a museum,' Kelly said Recordings of Italian opera sit beside a parlor phonograph. Rock ’n’ roll plays on a kitchen radio. “These women didn’t come to live in a showcase,” said Molly Smith, trustee for the home. (See HOME, Page A13)Stepping out: Historic Annapolis women’s home seeking aid Resident Joan Lafountaine. age 81, enjoys the garden in the rear of the house in the spring. Visit capital to see a video of her speaking about life at Chase Home. Docent Frances Middleton, 92, who gives tours of the first floor and gardens to visitors of the historic Chase Home, reads the Help local charities with donations, time newspaper while waiting for guests. The mansion on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis has sheltered century. Photos by Paul W Gillespie Statt ecember is truly the Season of Giving Around the holidays, our thoughts turn to tradition — sharing a warm meal with loved ones, sending cards to distant friends, picking out just the right present It’s also a time when many reach out to help the less fortunate, or make a donation to a local organization to support the arts or the environment. Today, we re launching our Season of Giving feature, which will run in The Capital and the Maryland Gazette through Dec. 31 Each day. we’ll provide you with information on a local charity that needs your donations or volunteer time We'll package this information each day with a holiday photo taken by our staff photographers. Visit to see the full list of organizations and directions for giving. Staff writer Wendi Winters kicks off the Season of Giving with a look at four local charities on Page A12 And. don’t miss our Capital Gazette tradition of telling you about specific families you 'an help out in our Dec. 11 edition. Some of you reading thic need help from others Others have enough to sh ire We hope to help make that connection lone women for more than a ;