Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day

Orioles FanFest 2015

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 3:00pm


catch of the day fish (2)Forget football season. We’re onto the next. The Orioles know that, which is why next weekend marks Orioles FanFest– the place where you can show your love for the Os well before baseball season starts. Sadly, all of the autograph signing sessions are already sold out, alas. But there’s plenty more fun to be had. The FanFest will includ appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches, baseball clinics for kids, clubhouse tours, interactive games, tons of amazing memorabilia dealers, and much more. Read More →

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The Gift: Fifty Shades of Grey (The Viewing Party)

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 1:30pm

50 Shades

What It Is: Tickets to a private viewing party for the new film version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Theaters around the country are taking advantage of the book’s mega-cult following by hosting private viewing parties in anticipation of the film’s release. A ticket gets you into the film, along with a VIP gift bag, food and drink, a walk down the red carpet, plenty of paparazzi photo ops, and more. It’s co-presented by Baltimore’s favorite fashion blogger, Ms.Charm’s Chic, so you know it’ll be a good time. The event takes place on February 12th. Tickets are only available online, so snatch them up while you can. $55.

Who It’s Perfect For:

Your Newly Single Gal Pal: Going to the movies is usually a super date-y affair. But not too many boyfriends and husbands are looking to go see this flick. So 50 Shades is the perfect film for a single lady to sneak out to by herself. And the red carpet treatment that guests will receive is just what she needs to get her groove back.

Yourself: Anticipating an underwhelming Valentines Day? Preempt the pity party by getting yourself a ticket, splurging on the perfect dress to wear, and marking your calendar now. You deserve it.


Baltimore Humane Society’s Pets of the Week: Skylar and Bogart

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 12:09pm



Are you looking for a puppy with lots of energy? Then look no further because I’m Skylar and that describes me! I’m a super friendly, happy and playful nine month old girl. I’m basically still a puppy, so my new family and I will have a blast going to training classes where we can learn new things together. I love people and food and also enjoy playing with stuffed animals, squeaky toys and kongs. I am very food motivated and will even sit still (sometimes) if you ask me too. Please stop in soon if you want to meet me or take me for a walk.




Bogart here, and I’m happy to meet you. I am a super sweet and friendly lap cat in need of a forever home. I enjoy meeting new people and getting attention. My brother Roosevelt and housemate, Puma, are also here looking for their new homes. I like talking to people and I’m very social, so if I sound like the cat for you then please stop in soon!

Visit Baltimore Humane Society’s website for adoption information.

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The View from Halcyon Farm: ‘Tis the Season for Antiques Shows

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 10:30am

After the Christmas holidays comes the January let down, which is then greatly cheered up by the opening of Winter Antiques Show Season, which makes us very happy.

The Washington Winter Show, which was founded in 1955, took place two weeks ago at American University. This year’s theme, and most of the shows have some sort of theme, was Ports of Call, and the show featured many pieces with a nautical theme, appropriate for our location.


In New York, the prestigious Winter Antiques Show (WAS) opened this week and it’s always one of the very best.


More than 75 dealers from across the world arrive in New York to show and sell their very best wares. Baltimore-area dealers, Marcia Moylan and Jacqueline Smelkinson from The Spare Room, have a booth at the WAS and you can peruse their selection of English and other china. The best thing about the WAS is that it’s the first really big show of the season and it’s when dealers bring their best items, and items that have never been seen before. Read More →

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Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 10:00am


Get Up & Go! Mid-Winter Warm Ups

Ah, mid-winter. The holidays are over, but spring is still a long way off. But with this milder stretch of weather, you might as well get out there and enjoy the weekend. For those straining to see the light at the end of the cold-weather tunnel, a visit to the Remodeling Expo at the Convention Center may be in order. It’s the perfect place to start dreaming up your big house beautifying plans for spring.

And of course, to go with your new floors, you’ll need the perfect (house trained) furry friend. Head up to Timonium for the World of Pets Expo. Even if you’re not in the market for a pooch, this family friendly event is perfect for all animal lovers, and nothing warms the heart like some good kitten ogling.

For winter-time knitters, this Sunday at 5pm you can sip your pour over while you purl to your heart’s delight at Artifact Coffee for the K1P1 meetup.

It’s also Souper Saturday at Basignani Winery, where you can warm up with home grown wine and two different soups all afternoon. Woodhall Wine Cellars will also be serving up soup and stew today and tomorrow– so you can get your full weekend’s worth of warm, and go home with a couple of bottles to see you through the end of the month.




Friday Afternoon Headlines: Loyola College Bar Shut Down; BPD Officer Shoots Suspect; Remembering Annapolis Fire Victims; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 5:03pm

Man shot by officer in NW Baltimore after chase, struggle — WBAL-TV

Mistrial in Ravens Super Bowl parade stabbing — Baltimore Sun

Family releases statement sharing memories of those presumed dead in Annapolis fire — Baltimore Sun

Liquor Board shuts down Craig’s, a popular Loyola college bar, after marathon hearing — Balt. Biz Journal

Ruppersberger’s CISPA is back, and Obama is (kind of) into it — Baltimore

The Week in Review

Week in Review: 12 Baltimore Happenings You Might’ve Missed This Week

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 4:32pm

snl parodySince SNL’s rearrangement of The Wire worked so well, we decided to reformat your recap of the week’s top stories. It’s the Week in Review for Jan. 16-23, in neatly organized list form: Read More →

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Friends’ Senior Guard, Rachel Kehoe’s Quest for 1,000 Points Could End Tonight

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 4:30pm


Senior guard Rachel Kehoe heads into this evening’s home game against Indian Creek with 998 points, where she is expected to achieve her 1000 point milestone.  Only three female players in Friends School history have surpassed 1,000: Karleena Tobin ’02 – 1,168 pts., Allison White ’01 – 1,084 pts. and Kirsten Campbell ’98 – 1,030 pts. The season runs into February so Kehoe could end her Friends School career in the top 3. Read More →



0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 4:00pm



There’s a Brain Disease Outbreak Spreading Among Deer, and Now It’s In Maryland

1 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 3:50pm

800px-White_Tailed_DeerDeer already have it bad enough, being the target of hunters and making death-defying jots across highways. Now, a chronic brain disease is spreading through Western Maryland, making things even harder in the woods. Read More →

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