Tuesday Afternoon Headlines: Ray Rice Appeal Set; Govt. Workers Disciplined Over Noose; Dunbar Coach Returns After Hazing Allegations; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 4:30pm

Ray Rice Appeal Hearing Set for Nov. 5-6, source says — Baltimore Sun

What’s Next for NcDevin’s Space in Canton — Baltimore Business Journal

Public sector growth helps Maryland add 2,800 jobs in September  — ABC2

Judge Lifts Suspension of Coach After Hazing Allegations — CBS Baltimore

Government Workers Disciplined Over Noose Incident – WBAL-TV

Baltimore Judge Takes Suspension — The Daily Record

Police Break Up $39,000 ‘Molly’ Deal in Northeast Baltimore — Baltimore Sun

5 People in Custody After Fights at Overlea High — CBS Baltimore


Health and Fitness, Lifeline, Shop Local

Wee Chic and Cool Progeny Present CRAVINGS: A Pop-Up BabyMoon for New and Expectant Moms

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 4:27pm


Wee Chic, the children’s boutique in Green Spring Station, and cool progeny present Cravings, an event for new moms and moms-to-be, on Sunday, October 26, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Read More →

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Tomorrow at The Ivy Bookshop – Keith Donohue: The Boy Who Drew Monsters

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 4:00pm


Keith Donohue: The Boy Who Drew Monsters

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – 7:00pm

Celebrate Halloween early with Keith Donohue and a hair-raising discussion of his newest novel.

By The Author

Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy’s only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.

In the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, Keith Donohue’s The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a mesmerizing tale of psychological terror and imagination run wild, a perfectly creepy read for a dark night.

Keith Donohue is an American novelist, the author of the national bestseller The Stolen Child, Centuries of June and Angels of Destruction. He has also written reviews for The Washington Post. Donohue has a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in modern Irish literature and wrote the introduction to the Complete Novels of Flann O’Brien.



Pictures Prove Ray Rice Halloween Costume is a Bad Idea

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 3:59pm

photo via Reddit

photo via Reddit

For those who wondered if anyone would go there and dress up as Ray Rice for Halloween: It’s not even Halloween yet, and someone did.  Read More →


Orioles’ Buck Showalter Loses AL Manager of the Year by 1 Vote

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 3:30pm

buck-showalterAs injury and Adderall claimed Orioles stars during the 2014 season, Buck Showalter assumed the bulk of the credit for keeping his team on a roll toward the squad’s first AL East division title since 1997. But, by the slimmest of margins, the manager’s efforts weren’t enough to give him the Sporting News’ AL Manager of the Year award. Read More →

Giving, Lifeline, Money & Power

Piper Kerman, Bill Keller to Speak at Big Change Baltimore, Oct. 27

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 3:20pm


Following the success of Big Change Baltimore 2013, the Open Society Institute-Baltimore is reconvening business, philanthropic and political leaders to discuss how to improve the city at Big Change 2014 on October 27 from 3:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m. at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert Street. Speakers this year include Piper Kerman, of “Orange is the New Black” fame, former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller and several other extraordinary thinkers, researchers and visionaries. Guests will learn about progress in Baltimore’s communities, share stimulating conversation and ideas, search for answers to stubborn city problems and help chart the course for a promising future for all who live and work in Baltimore. Read More →

Links, Money & Power

Baltimore Inmate Accidentally Released Friday, Guards Discover He’s Gone Sunday

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 3:00pm

Rodriquez Purnell

Rodriquez Purnell

An inmate was “mistakenly” released from a Baltimore jail while on trial for murder last week, and he’s still on the lam. Now, a state delegate wants to turn the criminal investigation on the prison guards who let him out, according to the Associated Press. Read More →

Food & Drink

The F word…

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 2:05pm

Photo: The Vintage Mixer

I’m not the biggest fan of the word foodie. I don’t hate it, I just don’t use it. I’m pretty sure I am what people would call a foodie (yep, I write about food and keep chickens), but I really just think of myself to be someone who really loves good food and beverages…enjoying it, preparing, sharing it. Read More →

Real Estate & Home

Doors Open Baltimore: Take A Peek Inside Baltimore’s Most Interesting Buildings

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 1:09pm

Clipper Mill

Clipper Mill

Baltimore joins other global cities in opening the doors to buildings regularly seen, but seldom entered, at its first “Doors Open” event, a citywide tour of Baltimore Architecture Month, sponsored by AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, with the support of Free Fall Baltimore. 

Ever driven by a building and wondered what it looks like inside?  Now’s your chance to get a glimpse! On Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Baltimore Architecture Month will host the first ever Doors Open Baltimore. The one-day free event welcomes the public to tour buildings not typically open to the public, including the Phoenix Shot Tower, the Latrobe Spring House at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Design School, Mill No. 1 and dozens of other locations throughout the city, from Locust Point to Mount Washington. The tours are open to the public and free to attend.

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Unique Home Decor and Fall Gift Ideas from Sprezzatura

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 1:00pm

Fall is in full fashion and the perfect time to freshen up your home decor, in addition to your wardrobe.  Sprezzatura has a beautiful collection of personal, home and gift items to liven up your home or present the perfect gift.  Take a look at some of their beautiful new collection.81I75lw1oXL

Just Released! Sprezzatura presents Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table, a stunning visual and written account that enters the world of famed fashion designer Valentino Garavani.   Introduction by Andre Leon Talley.


Foo Dogs are traditional guardians of Chinese homes and gardens.  They are normally found in pairs.  Our fine porcelain foo dogs are of the highest  quality, hand painted and crafted by masters in their art.


Boca Bowl Chiller measures 13 1/2″ x 7 1/2″, made of polished stainless steel and leather handles.  Bowl features double wall stainless steel walls.


A classic figure of a fish, this very fine tureen comes from one of the finest studios in China.


Made of the finest polished stainless steel, Sprezzatura’s picture frames are from Germany, and are of the highest quality and design.


Sprezzatura’s festive fall candles are made of hand-poured soy blend wax and come in a mini box with bow and Jack-O-Lantern.  The scent is an autumnal blend of ground ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar.


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