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Big Fish: Sharon love on relationship violence, her foundation to end it, and daughter yeardley

Originally published in, November 17, 2014 On May 3, 2010, Cockeysville resident Sharon Love was eagerly anticipating the graduation of her 22-year-old daughter, Yeardley, from the University of Virginia. But early that morning, she received a knock on her door. On the other side of the door were police officers, who informed her that her daughter had been found dead. Yeardley’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, George Huguely V, would soon be arrested, charged with beating her to death, and sentenced to 23 years in prison. The murder of her daughter could have handed Sharon Love a life-sentence of personal grief. But she had bigger, better plans. Mere weeks after receiving this devastating news, Sharon Love and her eldest daughter Lexie founded in Yeardley’s memory the One Love Foundation. “One” represented the number that Yeardley proudly wore on her jersey as a member of UVA’s Varsity lacrosse team. What began primarily as an effort to raise money for a

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Meet the local: gavin buckley

Originally published on, August 25, 2015 On a recent hot August afternoon, I sat down at a table in the shade outside Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge (169 West St, Annapolis) with the restaurant’s co-owner Gavin Buckley. Almost everyone who walked by stopped to chat with Gavin, making me feel like I was in the presence of a local celebrity. In addition to owning four successful restaurants in town, Gavin and his business partner Jody Danek are strong supporters of the local arts scene—particularly in the burgeoning Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District along ‘inner West Street’, between Calvert Street and Spa Road. Gavin serves as treasurer for the Inner West Street Association, which officially took over management of the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District as of July 1, 2015. And, with his lilting Australian accent and open, easygoing manner, Gavin seems to invite conversation. He’s not afraid to invite controversy either, if he believes it

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