Since Baltimore has been the subject of many SNL skits over the last year and the entire city was in watching TV on Saturday night anyway, the question became not if SNL would choose to send up the week’s events, but how they would go about it. Read More →
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released a statement on Sunday morning ending the citywide 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. curfew that was implemented after Monday’s unrest. Here is the full statement: Read More →
From Mid-Atlantic Day Trips - Our goal, that cold last Saturday (25 April) was to park at Fort Frederick State Park, ride up to Hancock on the C&O Canal towpath, grab lunch, ride back on the Western Maryland Rail Trail, and then tour Fort Frederick, mostly because we were there and I could get two blogs for the effort of one. Check out next week’s post for the narrative about the bike ride!
Fort Frederick was built in 1756-57 by the colony of Maryland. During the French and Indian War in 1756, a £6000 appropriation was authorized by the Maryland Legislature at the request of colonial Governor Horatio Sharpe to build a fortification on the frontier. The fort, named after Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore, was completed the following year.
As we turned into the state park off of Route 56, I greeted the news that there was some event going on with initial dismay. But that soon turned to pleasure and excitement. We unwittingly arrived during the 21st Annual 18th Century Market Fair event. Market Fair is the Colonial period’s answer to the Renaisssance Fair, minus the fantasy aspect of fairies and pirates and the growing influence of Victorian steam punk (which goes so well with the Renaissance theme).
This past week’s turmoil has meant many cancellations and postponements. But curfew or no, it seems that the Maryland Film Festival is on track to proceed as scheduled. And we’re tremendously grateful. This annual smorgasbord of cinema is not only fun, it’s educational and inspiring. The films (and filmmakers) come from all over the country and all over the world–making for marvelously diverse programming every day of the festival. Read More →
At the Whit Harvey Group we are swimming in fantastic new listings! And some of them even have pools! Here is just a sample of what is recently listed or about to come on the market.
In Cockeysville – Private location convenient to Hunt Valley and 83.
At the end of the lane shaded by 21 flowering pear trees lies 6 Ivy Brook Farm Court. This idyllic setting on almost 4 acres with professional landscaping, is the setting for a meticulously updated home featuring a great room, formal living and dining rooms, eat in kitchen, sunroom, home office and finished lower level. Click to read more.
Early Bird Tickets on sale now! Click here to reserve your tickets today. Check out a few of the amazing artists lined up for this years festival.
Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. The band just released their seventh studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, to rave reviews. This album is the band’s first new material since 2007. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, the Counting Crows are consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today. View their website. Read More →
Get Up & Go! Giving Back to Baltimore
Some of this weekend’s much-anticipated events (such as the Kinetic Sculpture Race) have been postponed until further notice. But there are still plenty of ways to get out this weekend– particularly if you’re interested in helping clean up and rebuild. Here are just a few of them.
Organizations such as the Maryland Food Bank have been stretched to capacity all week providing emergency food aid throughout the city. You can follow updates on their Facebook page and website for updated calls for volunteers.
This afternoon at 1pm, the No Boundaries Coalition is calling for volunteers to help distribute food at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church.
Volunteers are also needed today for food and toiletry distribution at Macedonia Baptist Church from 12pm-4pm.
At the Baltimore Theatre Project, The Collective’s work “[re]wired” is serving as a donation drive for toiletries and personal care items. For each item donation, theater-goers will receive $1 off of their ticket price. The Saturday evening performance has been moved to 7pm, to accommodate the 10pm curfew.You can also eat a pizza for a good cause (seriously). Until June 30th, Joe Squared will offer a special pizza featuring pink sauce, chicken, diced shallots, sautéed mushrooms, sweet potatoes, mozzarella cheese, Boursin cheese, and parsley (wow). Ten percent of proceeds from this pizza will go to the Fund for Rebuilding Baltimore.Of course, there are plenty of other things to do, and ways to get involved this weekend. But we hope this provides a good jumping off point– and that you’ll let us know other ways Baltimoreans are pitching in as the weekend progresses.
Listen To Your Gut – Your Second Brain
Scientists are now referring to our gut as our second brain or the enteric nervous system (ENS).
The ENS consist of more than 100 million nerve cells lining our GI tract. While the ENS doesn’t seem capable of thought as we know it, researchers are finding that it communicates back and forth with our big brain – with profound results. These results are revolutionizing medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think.
Listen to your gut. Your nervous system and your gut may be wired to react to certain foods, and you may feel better if you avoid them. If you have ever come back after lunch and felt tired, nauseous, or a little “fuzzy”, your ENS system may be reacting to something you ate – and sending signals to your brain.
(ref: www. Hopkinsmedicine.org)
Recipe of the Week:
You can easily modify this Crisp Asian Salmon with Bok Choy and Rice Noodles recipe by using another fish – halibut or grouper, or skip the fish and add cooked chopped chicken or tofu to the broth. Click for recipe.
Quote of the Week:
“Every day is an opportunity to change things for the better.”
– Michael Pivec
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To Stiles and Jonathan, Ladew Topiary Gardens pretty much exemplifies the perfect place: There are gorgeous and varied gardens for Jonathan to study, and stunning and important antiques for Stiles to admire! Add a beautiful spring weekend and a range of vendors from up and down the east coast, and you have the fabulous Ladew Garden Festival taking place today, Saturday, May 2!
There are so many plants still blooming at Ladew, including these double-petal tulips, lots of weeping cherry trees, and the amazing espaliered apple tree.
Of course, Ladew’s world-famous topiary gardens make it worth a visit any time you go! Read More →
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