Wednesday afternoon headlines: Baltimore Turns 285 Years Old, or Does It?; DNR Police Sworn To Protect The Chesapeake Bay Crab Population; Drunk Man Fails To Enter Wrong Home, Falls Asleep On Porch; and more

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Baltimore Turns 285 Years Old, or Does It?- Baltimore Sun

Towson’s New Theater Protects a Somber Link to the Town’s Past- Baltimore Sun

Joshua Sharfstein to Step Down as Maryland Health Secretary for Johns Hopkins University Job- Baltimore Business Journal

DNR Police Sworn To Protect The Chesapeake Bay Crab Population- CBS Baltimore

Maryland, Virginia Officials Are Lobbying Hard for the New FBI Headquarters. Here’s How the 3 Finalist Sites Compare- Baltimore Business Journal

Drunk Man Fails To Enter Wrong Home, Falls Asleep On Porch- CBS Baltimore

Food & Drink, Links, Remington

Ace of Charm City Cakes

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I’m a baker…but not like the artists at Charm City Cakes. So, when I took a cake class there, I have to admit, I was a little nervous. I’d never done anything like that before…but I thought it sounded like fun. And, I’d get to have Mary Smith teach me – how cool is that? Since this is Baltimore, we have a friend in common, but I’d never met her…only seen her on Ace of Cakes. And I’m happy to report, she is as nice and fun and bubbly (and ON IT) as she seemed on the Food Network. (As I thought she would be.)

The week leading up to the class was a really busy one, so I had no time to even think about it, much less get worked up about it. I had a wedding gig – love when people give my brownies as favors! – and had a big delivery to make in Harbor East. And since I am a Langrehr, I arrived early, parked and walked to LAMILL (OH, I miss that place) to grab coffee for myself and for the nice lady working at the front desk at the Legg Mason building. When I got to LAMILL, I realized I didn’t have my wallet with me. The lovely, lovely barista rock star Echo Standing sent me on my way with two coffees…I vowed to pay her back. She said, no. And when I went back in the next weekend, she once again said I was covered. What a peach.


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Culture, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – The Blue Stocking 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 Blue Stocking Book Club:



Moon Tiger (Paperback)











The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-selling author of popular history; lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends. At its center — forever frozen in time, the still point of her turning world — is the cruelly truncated affair with Tom, a British tank commander whom Claudia knew as a reporter in Egypt during World War II.


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

Culture, Station North

Despite Yesterday’s Arrest, Anti-Zionist Activist Norman Finkelstein to Lecture in Station North Tonight

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Norman Finkelstein – Lecture tonight / 7:30pm / Red Emma’s

Tonight at 7:30, Red Emma’s Coffee Shop and Bookstore will host Jewish anti-Zionist and activist Norman G. Finkelstein for a lecture and discussion of Middle East politics.

In light of the fact that yesterday Finkelstein and a few dozen anti-Israel protestors were arrested in front of the United Nations in New York City for civil disobedience, Red Emma’s, who expected the event to garner plenty of attention on its own, is expecting a much more substantial turnout. According to Red Emma’s worker-owner Cullen Nawolkowsky, Finkelstein has been released, and will speak tonight despite yesterday’s detention.

Photo via The Nation

Photo via The Nation

Since earning his doctorate in Politics in 1988 from Princeton University, Finkelstein has taught and published nine books addressing Middle East politics, and specifically criticizing the Israeli occupation of Palestine (The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, 2000).  Read More →

Catch of the Day

Art to Dine For 2014 from the Creative Alliance

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Art to Dine For

catch of the day fish (2)This is how you know that fall is almost here. The Creative Alliance has released this year’s amazing line-up of Art to Dine For events. And we’re helping spread the word nice and early so you can get first dibs at tickets for some of the most unique and fun cultural offerings coming our way. If you’re not familiar with Art to Dine For, it’s the annual series hosted by the Creative Alliance, but taking place at homes and venues across the city and well beyond. Each event in the series features an incredible combination of arts & culture and epicurean delights in an unusual setting. Each event is totally different from the last, so you can select based on your tastes—both gustatory and aesthetic. Read More →

Lutherville, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Sponsored Post

The Latest From The Whit Harvey Group: Pristine Home With Easy One Level Living in Lutherville

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Property Details

The latest from the Whit Harvey Group.  Pristine describes this delightful 4BD (1st floor master) home with a simply wonderful flow for easy lifestyles and entertaining. Beautifully maintained with numerous updates. Kitchen is polished with stainless steel appliances, 6-burner stove and granite countertops. Finished lower level with full bar, built-ins and entertainment center/system. Large deck with awning and hot tub. Shows extremely well! For more information, please click here.


From the Whit Harvey Group Blog:


What Does Your Home Cost Per Pound?

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Food & Drink, Mt. Washington, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Local Oysters and Crab – Fresh Everything at Mt. Washington Tavern

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Mt. Washington Tavern RAW BAR

A fresh oyster experience lies in store at Mt. Washington Tavern.  Enjoy a cold brew or cocktail and watch our expert shuckers opening piles of plump, succulent oysters, shrimp and other shellfish brought in fresh from local farms and purveyors each morning.

Feast on gourmet versions of traditional Maryland-style seafood. Our menu changes by the season, but always on tap:

  • Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Colossal Steamed Shrimp (U-15′s, 6 or 12 to the order)
  • Award Winning Maryland Crab soup
  • Cream of Crab soup
  • Oysters of the Week- Different oyster each week from the East and West Coasts
  • Oyster Shooters

(from Mt. Washington Tavern website)


Just How Hot Will Baltimore Summers Be in 2100?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 11:08am

Baltimore summers

I’ve got some bad news for anyone living in Baltimore in the year 2100. The summers are going to be hot. Sure, we sort of already knew that, but there’s a new interactive map at Climate Central that can tell us just how hot. Currently, Baltimore summers see an average high temperature of 86.9 degrees Farenheit. Assuming no major changes are made to combat climate change, by 2100 that will climb to 96.7 degrees. To put that in perspective, the map tells me that’s the current summer average high temperature for Pharr, Texas. In case you’ve never heard of Pharr, let me tell you, it’s way down at the bottom!

In fact, Climate Central says that most of the summer temperatures in the 1,001 cities it analyzed will resemble those currently enjoyed by cities in Texas and Florida.

“In some cases, summers will warm so dramatically that their best comparison is to cities in the Middle East. Take Las Vegas, for example. Summer highs there are projected to average a scorching 111°F, which is what summer temperatures are like today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And at 114°F°, living in Phoenix will feel like summering in sweltering Kuwait City.”


Check out the map below:


Culture, Featured

Baltimore Loses Virgin FreeFest

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Another one of Baltimore’s major events bites the dust: yesterday evening, organizers announced that the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a huge music festival that has taken over Merriweather Post Pavilion every September since 2009, will not take place this year. (Before that, it was at Pimlico, called the Virgin Festival, and was not free.)
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Food & Drink, Harbor East, Shop Local

Win a Gift Card Prize Pack Worth a Delicious $400 at the Harbor East Summer Sidewalk Sale

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 10:00am

Sidewalk Sale

The  juiciest sale of the summer – Harbor East’s Summer Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, August 10, 12-5PM.

Savor the last slice of summer with savings from Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, City Sports, Handbags in the City, Loafers & Laces, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Urban Chic, and White House/Black Market. Plus take advantage of Maryland Tax Free Week – kicking off today and running through Saturday, August 16!

As a thanks for stopping by, we’re serving up complimentary snowballs to help keep you cool!

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