Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured

The View From Halcyon Farm: Spring is Coming

0 Written by: | Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10:30am

Although there is still plenty of snow on the ground, and the temperatures are supposed to drop to the low teens again this weekend, signs that spring is coming are all around us. From the sun setting at almost 6:00 p.m. to the flip of the calendar page on Sunday, spring’s is almost here!

It’s hard to believe that the clocks change next week, and for many of us, that’s cause for celebration. Yes, we will have to endure some dark mornings, but really, what are you doing at that hour anyway?


Have you started thinking about your garden yet? All winter long, we’ve been perusing seed and bulb catalogues like the one from White Flower Farm in Connecticut. They always have a great selection of annuals, perennials and roses. How about this gorgeous rose named after Princess Charlene of Monaco?

PC Rose

If you didn’t remember to plant your bulbs last fall, it’s a little late to do it for this year. But if you’ve planted bulbs in the past, you might begin to see shoots from them in the next few weeks. In England, the first thing to burst through the frozen ground are the snowdrops. Meadows and woodlands are blanketed with beautiful and tiny white snowdrops. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured

Time to March on In

0 Written by: | Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10:00am


Get Up & Go! 

The worst of the Arctic blasts is surely over by now. And spring is fast approaching. Time to climb out from under that pile of blankets and get ready for gardening, getting out more, and of course dressing in clothes meant to be seen not-underneath a heavy coat. Let’s do it. Read More →


Friday Afternoon Headlines: Uber Drivers Up; Pothole Patching Down; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 5:05pm

Health dept. closes 4 businesses for lack of running water — Baltimore Sun

K-9 Officer sentences to 20 months for role in BGF conspiracy — CBS Baltimore

Crews patching up fewer potholes than last year – WBAL-TV

Scott Plank: Baltimore needs more shopping, not food — Balt. Biz Journal

Uber announces plan for 5,000 new drivers in Md. next year — Baltimore Sun


5 Snapshots of a Frozen Chesapeake Bay

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 4:44pm

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 4.46.01 PMThe Chesapeake Bay usually doesn’t freeze over, but this year’s cold has produced the most ice since the mid-1990s. Read More →

Culture, Money & Power

SRB to Make Theatrical Debut in ‘Chicago’

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 4:19pm

Photo via Vanity Fair

Photo via Vanity Fair

Being mayor comes with a few perks. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will add the old Razzle Dazzle to her beneifts next week. The Baltimore mayor will appear in the musical Chicago, as the production debuts at the Hippodrome Theater. Read More →

The Week in Review

Week in Review: 11 Baltimore Stories You Might’ve Missed

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 3:50pm

Michael Phelps enjoyed the snow.

Michael Phelps enjoyed the snow.

Baltimore saw a hack create an app that the MTA has been working on for years, and learned the meaning of joy nuggets. It’s the Week in Review for Feb. 20-27. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured, Shop Local

Shopping Report: In Like A Lion

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 3:21pm

Lions Family Portrait

The calendar is changing – even if the weather hasn’t! While we wait, not so patiently, for spring weather to arrive, at least we can take solace in this week’s sales and events. Here’s what’s happening this week in Baltimore’s shops: Read More →


Falls Road

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 3:00pm

Falls Road

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day, Featured

Don’t Miss the Hopkins Film Festival

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 1:36pm

catch of the day fish (2)Is Johns Hopkins trying to steal the Maryland Film Festival’s thunder? Probably not. It would be pretty hard at this point to outshine what’s become one of our city’s annual cultural highlights. But JHU does present its own four day film festival every year, and their selection of carefully-curated features, shorts, documentaries, animations, and experimental works from emerging filmmakers can be just what you need to prime yourself for the MFF a couple of months from now. Or to simply get you through these last dreary winter days.

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Culture, Schools

Hopkins Student Documents South Pacific’s Changing Geography

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 11:01am

Justin Falcone

Justin Falcone

Inspired by post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin’s paradisaical images of indigenous life in the South Pacific, photographer and Johns Hopkins student Justin Falcone retraced Gauguin’s late-19th-century journey from Tahiti to Hawaii to document cultures threatened by catastrophic geographical changes. Read More →

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