Tea room reunion  a time for memories

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Posted: October 28, 2013

The Winchester Star

Julia McCaul of Winchester (left) presents Vivienne Jackson (right), owner of the former Ruth's Tea Room in Winchester, with a tea rose as Maggie Stetler of Winchester looks on Saturday during the Ruth's Tea Room reunion. The event was held at the site of the former business at East Cecil and South Kent streets. The building was demolished in September 2008. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Elaine Sardelis of Frederick County purchases memorabilia of Ruth’s Tea Room during a reunion at the former restaurant site Saturday. The building was demolished in 2008 so the reunion was held in the vacant lot where the building once stood. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Ruth’s Tea Room was a community meeting place, an ice cream cone on a hot day, a matchmaking service and a haven for kids who saw themselves as different.

On Saturday, former patrons…



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