Tuesday afternoon headlines: 7 Injured When Apartment Deck Collapses At College Party In Towson; Horseshoe Casino drew 50,000 visitors over Labor Day weekend; New Outdoor Viewing Area & Bar Is Coming To BWI-Marshall Airport In 2016; and more

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7 Injured when Apartment Deck Collapses at College Party in Towson- CBS Baltimore

This Former UMBC Lacrosse Player Wants to Take the Smell Out of Your Gym Shirts- Baltimore Business Journal

Horseshoe Casino Drew 50,000 Visitors Over Labor Day Weekend- Baltimore Business Journal

Mental Health Issues, Not Books, Led to Teacher’s Suspension- Baltimore Sun

Catonsville Glassware Designer Sees Clear Benefits to Presence at Festival- Baltimore Sun

Timonium Man Aims to Be the Boss of Barbecue Sauce- Baltimore Sun

New Outdoor Viewing Area & Bar Is Coming to BWI-Marshall Airport in 2016- CBS Baltimore

House of the Day, Monkton, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of the Day: Pretty Farmhouse, Custom Built, On 5.7 Acres In Monkton With Hereford Schools

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$615,000 1233 Piney Hill Road, Monkton 4 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s) 1233 Piney Hill Road 1233 Piney Hill Road 1233 Piney Hill Road 1233 Piney Hill Road 1233 Piney Hill Road Read More →

Big Fish, Featured, Schools

Big Fish: Garrison Forest School Starts the School Year Under New Leadership for the First Time in 20 Years

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Kim Roberts

This fall, for the first time in two decades, the Garrison Forest School community welcomes a change in leadership. Dr. Kim Roberts, a California native with an impressive and varied background in education, will take the place of long-term head Peter O’Neill, who led the independent K-12 girls’ school in Owings Mills for 20 years before retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Replacing the beloved O’Neill, who had become a fixture at the school during his lengthy tenure, will be a challenge. But Roberts, who exudes confidence, youthful energy, and a keen sharpness, appears more than prepared to greet the task head on. Also in her favor, Roberts is a firm believer in single-sex education, of which she herself is a product. Recently, Roberts broke from her busy start-of-the-year schedule to share a bit about herself, what drew her to Garrison Forest, and her vision for the school’s  future.

You were living on the West Coast when you interviewed and accepted the position at Garrison Forest. How did you know this job, on the other side of the country, would be a good fit?

I had spent ten years in Charlottesville, Virginia, so I felt like the Mid-Atlantic was somewhat known to me. My husband is from Virginia. I also lived in Washington, D.C. for a couple years. But more than the city itself, the school felt like a good fit.

Peter O’Neill was head of the school at Garrison for 20 years. What’s it feel like to step into the position after him, given that he was a fixture here for so long?

He was incredibly supportive of me, and continues to be. That helps a lot. It’s a little daunting to follow a veteran. My feeling is that he was adored in the Garrison community, but they’re also excited for change. And, he always felt like a woman should be leading the school.

What’s at the top of your priority list as the new head of Garrison Forest?

This first year, I just need to get to know the people in the community. Schools are all about people anyway. So my top priority is to get to know the students, families, and people who work here. Beyond that, I’m really trying to look closely at our academic program, to make sure we’re delivering the best and most relevant program we can. Read More →


Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week

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Hello Ladies and Gents! Name’s Bodie and I am a friendly, strong guy looking for a place to call my own.
I enjoy belly rubs, playing with toys and going for hikes! Sound like the match for you? Stop on by BHS
and ask to meet with me! I will be waiting for you!! *Bodie’s adoption fee has been sponsored by a
generous donor* Read More →

Harbor East, Health and Fitness, Sponsored Post

Boost Your Brain & Body at TIIH, Tomorrow in Harbor East

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Soul Body Thrive Workshops

Energize, strengthen & nourish your body

Power up your Wednesdays this fall! Each workshop includes:


Soul Body’s famed SB Barre workout to tighten your core and tone your thighs, hips and seat (30 minutes). These ballet barre-inspired, mat-based moves can be modified for every level.

Healthy recipe demos to excite your inner chef and enhance your nutrition IQ (40 minutes).

Tastings, plus recipe cards to take home.


Wednesday, Sept. 10  •  5:30—7pm
Brain & Body Boosting Smoothies

Green_smoothie7.jpgAfter an invigorating 30-minute SB Barre workout, enjoy great tasting, nutrient-packed goodness. Featuring green and nut smoothies, this workshop will show you how easy it is to consume super foods, veggies, and healthy protein to support mental focus and physical endurance.


Food & Drink

Chefs come together for CF with an amazing night of cocktails, wine and food

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Photo by City Data

Over the last few years, the culinary scene in Baltimore has most definitely improved. You’ve seen it – how can you miss it? New chefs, tons of  restaurants, a heightened cocktail scene and a distinct culture of collaboration have all combined to create a perfect storm for food and beverages in Charm City.

Recently, Kit Pollard of The Baltimore Sun wrote about a fantastic example of how generous chefs and restaurants are collaborating for a great cause – Passion for Wine & Food. This fabulous event includes a dinner, auction and cocktail reception now in its third year, benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests are seated at a table and each table has a dedicated chef preparing their dinner – right there AT the table! I went last year and it was pretty amazing. Another twist I loved is that guests do not know at which chef’s table they will be seated until after the cocktail hour. The live auction is run by Sergio Vitale and Jerry Pellegrino and is lively…to say the least. These two charismatic local chefs stir the pot, the wines flow and the bids go up, up, up.

I’m lucky enough to be attending the event again this coming Thursday and I will be writing a little something about it. I can’t wait!

This year’s event is sold out…but here are photos from last year’s event: Passion for Wine & Food 2013 to give you a better idea as to what it’s like.

Participating Restaurants

Aggio Apropoe
 bluehill Capital Grille Cunninhams
 FSK Fork and Wrench Four Seasons
Jonah Kim  Ouzo Bay  
 Talara Food Market Volt
 Waterfront Kitchen Wit and Wisdom Woodberry Kitchen

Handcrafted Cocktails By


Ryan Sparks

Nick Jones
Doug Atwell
Wit and Wisdom




Catch of the Day

Civic Works’ Urban Farm Food Fair This Saturday

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Urban Farm Fair

catch of the day fish (2)It truly is harvest time here in Maryland, and thanks to the amazing work of local gardeners and urban farmers, that’s just as evident in the heart of the city as it is out in the rolling countryside. There’s so much food being grown and harvested right here in Baltimore that it kind of blows our minds, actually. Almost every local urban farm is always happy for volunteers and to provide folks with information and education about growing your own food, organic farming, and nutritious, seasonal eating. And nowhere is that more apparent than at the Real Food Farm’s annual Urban Farm & Food Fair– an outright celebration of all things urban farming. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Hampdenfest 2014 Announces Bands, Events

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Hampdenfest 2014 organizers credit “the determination of our city council representatives Mary Pat Clarke and Nick Mosby, as well as the Mayor’s Office, the Baltimore City Department of General Services, and the commitment of the Hampden Village Merchants Association and the Hampden Community Council” with salvaging this year’s festival after the original date was found to conflict with the Inner Harbor’s Sailabration event.

As a result of all that determination, Hampdenfest will take place on Sept. 20 with a killer lineup of musical acts (including one special guest to be announced two days ahead), and the classic toilet bowl races. This year will also feature Hampden’s Got Talent, a talent competition (auditions Sept. 6). Read More →

Money & Power

WaPo Selects Politico Co-Founder as New Publisher

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1409663959_Frederick J. Ryan, Jr

From CitybizlistWashington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, The Washington Post reported citing a company announcement Tuesday. Read More →


What Marylanders Are Illegally Downloading

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Even though copyright holders don’t like it, illegal downloading is alive and well–and Maryland is no exception. Marylanders torrent about twice as many files per capita as West Virginia or Delaware. The states where illegal downloads are the most popular? Florida, Washington state, and Oregon.

But what’s really interesting is what Marylanders are choosing to torrent. According to Movoto’s data-crunching, we are apparently fans of Russian gangster movies, medieval fantasy epics, and hacker video games.

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