Wednesday afternoon headlines: Phelps Spent Hours At Horseshoe Casino Before DUI Arrest; Orioles playoff tickets are selling at a 300% premium; Maryland Zoo Euthanizes Beloved Aging Giraffe; and more

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Phelps Spent Hours at Horseshoe Casino Before DUI Arrest- CBS Baltimore

Chick-fil-A, Nalley Fresh and CVS will open at Inner Harbor- Baltimore Sun

Orioles playoff tickets are selling at a 300% premium- Baltimore Business Journal

You’ll be able to drink anywhere inside the Fells Point Fun Fest again this year- Baltimore Business Journal

Accidents Between Deer And Planes A Risk At Md. Airports- CBS Baltimore

Maryland Zoo Euthanizes Beloved Aging Giraffe- WBAL

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House of the Day: Grand Otterbein Home

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111 Lee Street West, Otterbein
5 bedroom(s), 5 bathroom(s)
111 Lee Street West
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Prospective Parent Visiting Days at Garrison Forest School Coming Up

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Join us for a Prospective Parent Visiting Day and discover Garrison Forest School.  Throughout fall 2014, we offer Parent Prospective Visiting Days for parents of students for Twos through 11th Grade.

Registration is required for these parents-only events. Most students will spend time during a school day as part of their application process or visit with us for their evaluation.

We look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to Garrison Forest School!

Upper School
Tuesday, October 21
Tuesday, November 4
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Marshall-Offutt (Upper School building)

Middle School
Friday, October 24
Friday, November 7
Friday, December 12
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Location: O’Neill Middle School

Lower School
Wednesday, October 15
Wednesday, November 5
Wednesday, December 3
Time: 8:10 a.m.
Location: Livingston (Lower School building)

Thursday, October 23
Thursday, November 20
Thursday, December 11
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Moncrieffe (Preschool building)

Evening Program for all Divisions:
Thursday, November 13
Thursday, January 8
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: O’Neill Middle School
All parents will be together for a joint introductory session followed by break-out programs for each division.

For Boarding Students and Their Parents:
Garrison Getaway overnight program
Thursday and Friday, November 6-7

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Michael Phelps gambled at Horseshoe Casino before DUI

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Michael Phelps was all wet Tuesday after being arrested for drunk driving in Baltimore City. A day later, the Olympic swimming champion isn’t looking much better as the full story begins to air out. Turns out, Phelps was gambling even before deciding to get behind the wheel of his 2014 Range Rover, and tested nearly twice the legal blood-alcohol limit. Read More →

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Book Club Pick From the Ivy Bookshop – Nine Teachers Book Club

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the Nine Teachers Book Club:


Crossing To Safety (Paperback)

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Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams
Afterword by T. H. Watkins

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.


The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.


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Baltimore, MD 21209



Maryland Zoo Euthanizes 17-Year-Old Giraffe, Angel

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Angel, via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Angel, via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo’s Angel has joined her heavenly counterparts. Zoo officials euthanized the much-loved giraffe Tuesday after chronic pain issues became too much for the 17-year-old to bear. Read More →

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Oysters, crushes and beers – oh, yeah!

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 2:05pm


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Ryleigh’s Oyster will host its eighth annual Oysterfest on Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 in Baltimore’s historic Federal Hill. Oysterfest is a two-day food and entertainment free festival, centered on the appreciation and preservation of oysters. Proceeds from this great event benefit the Living Classrooms Foundation and the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Read More →

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Tomorrow, Green Spring Station Celebrates T.G.I.T!

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Beginning October 2, Green Spring Station’s Thursday hours will extend to 8:00 p.m. To kick off the change, Green Spring is partnering with merchants to offer shoppers special perks every Thursday in October. Tark’s Grill will host a special Thursday night Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m. and The Wine Merchant will offer complimentary wine samples and cheese in the common courtyard area from 6-8 p.m.

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Rodgers Farms Corn Maze, Pumpkins and More

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 Corn Maze

catch of the day fish (2)All corn mazes are pretty cool. That’s true. Even the most astute adult with an excellent sense of direction can find themselves genuinely lost inside of one, wandering for hours, trying to crack the code. But not all corn mazes are created equal. Some are cool, and others are just mind-blowingly amazing. Like, how do they design that? And then, how do they actually make it happen? And then, how can they be sure it will look so great from above? And then who is flying in a helicopter or whatever to take that amazing picture? And then, is that really what I’m wandering around, lost inside of? We don’t have the answers to these questions, but we do know where to find the coolest corn maze around. Read More →


Montgomery County Effectively Decriminalizes Marijuana

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 11:02am


Today marks the first day that marijuana is decriminalized in Baltimore, but don’t just go smoking a joint in the middle of the street–unless you’re in Montgomery County, that is.

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