Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: BPD Brass Charged, New Baltimore Wawa, Farmers Fined; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 5:28pm

Distracted Truck Driver Blamed for Md. Train Wreck, Explosion, Reuters

Wawa Planning Store, Station Near New Amazon Warehouse, Baltimore Business Journal

With Under Armour by Its Side, Maryland Believes Sky is Limit, ESPN

Baltimore Police Commander Charged with Theft, Baltimore Sun

At Diner, Chris Christie Buoys Larry Hogan Supporters, Washington Post

1 Dead After Tree Falls Onto Falls Road, CBS Baltimore

Md. Poultry Farms Fined for Reporting Lapses, Baltimore Sun


Baby Turtles Hatch at National Aquarium, and They’re Adorable

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 5:03pm

photo courtesy National Aquarium.

photos courtesy National Aquarium.

They’re called big-headed Amazon River Turtles, but they start out small. Read More →

House of the Day, Monkton, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Monkton Farmhouse, ‘Whispering Pines’, Circa 1850, With Pool and Bank Barn

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 4:34pm

16501 York Road, Monkton
5 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
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Lifeline, Money & Power

SRB Wants to Meet for Coffee

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 3:30pm


Coming soon to a Starbucks near you : Coffee Talk with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Read More →

Money & Power

Ray Rice Takes on Ravens, Could Be Eligible for Millions

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 3:00pm

ray-rice-run2Ray Rice was already taking on the league over his indefinite suspension. Now, he’s seeking retribution from the Ravens, according to ProFootballTalk.  Read More →

Schools, Sponsored Post

College Match Plus Hosts Former Princeton Admissions Pro for Baltimore Presentation

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 2:00pm


Kate Cleary is the mother of two sons who attended Gilman and Boys Latin. Along with them, she went through the vigorous college application process, guiding her sons as they gained acceptance to selective colleges. For the last 27 years, she has worked as a strategic consultant for Art & Science Group, a consulting firm providing market-informed enrollment and branding strategy to higher education clients. Now, drawing on her vast insider’s knowledge of higher education, she is creating her own firm: College Match Plus.

“It’s college counseling based on a robust planning tool that helps families develop a sensible college list, identify areas of improvement for a student, and come away with a realistic picture of the group of competitive colleges a student has a good chance of getting into,” Cleary says.

Advantages of College Match Plus:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of a student based on an empirical rating system that considers essential factors beyond standardized test scores and GPA
  • Personalized counseling that draws from extensive knowledge of numerous top-tier colleges and universities
  • An affiliate of Betterton College Planning, owned by Don Betterton, who served on Princeton University’s Admissions Committee and as Director of Financial Aid
  • A process that streamlines and de-mystifies the complex college search and application process for families

Services of College Match Plus:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of a student’s profile and how it matches with the admissions criteria of competitive colleges
  • Assistance with all aspects of the college admissions process from college application and interview preparation to advice about financial aid and financing college.

Revised CollegeMatchPlus ad

Get a glimpse of the services that College Match Plus can provide your family. On Friday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m., join Kate Cleary as she hosts a presentation at 1006 Fallscroft Way, Lutherville, Md where Don Betterton, of Betterton College Planning, gives an informative hour-long session on what families should know about the competitive college admissions process and how institutions evaluate candidates.


To register for this free event or to learn more about College Match Plus, call or email Kate Cleary at 410-458-6184 or






Bolton Hill, Catch of the Day

Visit the MICA Haunted House for Halloween

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 1:05pm

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catch of the day fish (2)Those kids over at MICA are known for creating some amazingly beautiful stuff and some amazingly weird stuff. But since 2009, a dedicated group of them have also committed to making some amazingly scary stuff– at least for Halloween. And so the MICA Haunted House Club is proud to bring us the 2014 MICA Haunted House. It’s the only one in Baltimore City, apparently and is a pretty large scale, intricately detailed, immersive, and genuinely horrifying haunted house. This year, they’ve apparently even upped their game–so who knows what horrors lie in store?

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Schools, Sponsored Post

Get an Up-Close Glimpse of the Park School

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 12:45pm

Park School

The Park School welcomes prospective families to attend one of several admission events and discover the remarkable teaching and learning that is distinctive to a Park education.

Open House

Parents and students are invited to visit Park’s campus and learn more about the school’s unique approach to learning. Event begins with a brief presentation.

Sunday, November 2

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Tours with Principals

At this event, prospective parents tour the academic settings and hear from the Head of School, and principals from the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.

Tuesday, October 7
Friday, November 7
Friday, December 12

8:45 – 10:30 am


Shop Local, Sponsored Post

October Offerings from Green Spring Station

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 12:30pm


Baseball jacket available at Magda Fine Fashions, shirt and pants available at Panache, earrings available at Bijoux, shoes available at Matava Shoes #GreenSpringStyle #FallStyle


Available from Francesca’s Atelier #GreenSpringStyle #FallStyle



Pants, fringe top and handbag from Panache, shoes from Matava Shoes, ring from Bijoux #GreenSpringStyle #FallStyle


Available at @Wee Chic Green Spring Station #GreenSpringStyle #FallStyle #Boys #Kids

Monogrammed Cuff Bracelet available at Misha & Co. #GreenSpringStyle #FallStyle

Food & Drink

Birroteca Lands in Bel Air

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 12:05pm

Last night, I was lucky enough to attend a soft opening for friends and family at Birroteca’s new Harford County outpost. Let’s just say, this place is going to do very well in the land of Outback Steakhouse and Bertucci’s. It’s nice for folks up in Bel Air and Fallston to have a locally run option with approachable, delicious food. Read More →

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