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The Baltimore Humane Society is holding a “Naughty or Nice” Facebook photo contest. Catch your pet at its naughtiest or nicest and send the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 23rd. Picture with the most “likes” wins a $100 Bark! Store gift card. See some of the nicest and naughtiest, below!
This is the second in our new weekly column, That Nature Show, about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks! Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.
Who goes hiking at 8 o’clock in the dark on the coldest night in early December while the rest of you snuggle watching Netflix and drinking rum-laced eggnog? Us. We do.
We’re that family who sees a flyer at Giant for Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area’s monthly Owl Prowl and, even though the in-laws are visiting, we say, Yippee kai yay, Grandma, get off the couch, grab yer mittens, girl, we’re going to see us some owls.
We were the only family there, so we got to see the rehabilitated owls ”ooper duper schmooper” close, said my daughter, 6. A screech (pictured above), a saw-whet (palm sized, adorable), a barn (white, spooky, with a face like a satellite dish and the call of a terrified child and perhaps the origin of the legend of the banshee, our ranger told us), and a barred (which makes the classic “Who cooks for you?” hoot sound and handily won the starting contest with my son, 8).
Then we went out owling with the ranger. We are not very good at being quiet, and everyone was cold so there was lots of stomping and zippering and scarf tossing and swearing that this was a crumb-bum idea, Mom.
A screech owl, according to our ranger. Suddenly I was the best mom in the world. I was smart, and had great ideas. It was like we were living on a page inside Jane Yolen great kids’ book Owl Moon.
Then the kids started hearing owls everywhere. “Over there!” my son said. The ranger said, “Good try, big guy, some day you’ll be a naturalist, but that was a dog.”
We’re going back next month. Hope you’ll join us, January 4, 8-10, Soldiers Delight. Bring your night vision binoculars and ear muffs.
No, not that kind of hash bar. Certainly, the holidays can bring one to the point of needing to unwind, as they say. And though the pop-up hash bar at Trohv this evening is totally legal (we swear), it does promise to take the edge off. After all, if nothing else, doesn’t some home-cooked, delicious comfort food (prepared, of course by someone else) and a cold microbrew sound like just what the doctor ordered these days? Yeah, we thought so. Which is why we say, after work today, get thee straight to Trohv in Hampden for the remedy to all the holiday stress that ails you. Read More →
Courtesy Bmore Media – Leaders at the National Aquarium in Baltimore are weighing upgrades to its Inner Harbor building, moving its Fells Point animal rescue facility and changes to its dolphin exhibit that will enhance its conservation mission.
The aquarium has hired Studio Gangs Architects and Impacts Research & Development LLC to prepare a report by the spring that will lay out its strategic planning initiative, says Eric Schwaab, the aquarium’s chief conservation officer.
“A big part of the effort will involve significant outreach to other partners and stakeholders in the community,” Schwaab says. Read More →
Salary hikes for Maryland’s next governor, members of the General Assembly and other statewide officials elected next year are set to be decided next week by two compensation commissions specially appointed for this task.
None of these officials have had pay hikes since 2006, and the legislature rejected recommendations from these same commissions four years ago to increase the salaries slightly. Read More →
Southwest Baltimore Families Make Holiday Traditions High Tech
BMe, FutureMakers and the Baltimore City Robotics Center present Family Circuits – an Electronics and Sewing Day for Parents and Children—a day of textile and electronics workshops for grade school aged children and their parents at Baltimore City Robotics Center, located at 1001 West Pratt Street 2nd floor in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, December 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Family Circuits – Electronics and Sewing Day for Parents and Children
BMe – Black Male Engagement – has partnered with the Baltimore City Robotics Center and FutureMakers to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) workshops to Southewst Baltimore! Families can explore hands-on how technology and holiday craft traditions combine! Family Circuits is a unique hands-on holiday craft event where parents and their children create original, futuristic textile and electronic craft projects for learning, sharing, and gifting. FutureMakers provides the tools, materials, and expert coaches – participants provide curiosity and cheer! Workshops include: Read More →
Okay, so judging all the restaurants in the entire country against each other is a little bit of a ridiculous exercise — how can you compare an amazing hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese pho spot against a fine-dining establishment serving up $250 tasting menus?
But that caveat aside, congratulations to the Baltimore restaurant that, by the ranking system devised by Open Table, is the 6th best restaurant in America. Can you guess what it is?
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Here’s a bit of holiday spirit for you: The Baltimore Ravens sing (or, in some cases, attempt to sing) “The Twelve Days of Christmas” from right there in their locker room. Lucky for us, they’re better at football than they are at singing (except for Justin Tucker, who seems to be pretty good at both.)
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