Monday Morning Headlines: Russell Street Back Open; Prettyboy Drowning Victim Identified; Beretta One of Several Gunmakers Moving to Friendlier States; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 28, 2014 7:00am

Beretta, Moving Production Out of Md., Joins Gunmakers Heading to Friendlier States – Washington Post

Prettyboy Reservoir Drowning Victim Identified – Baltimore Sun

Three Men Wounded by Weekend Gunfire in Baltimore – Baltimore Sun

Rascovar Column: Immigration Quandary for the GOP – Maryland Reporter

All Lanes of Russell Street Back Open After Weeks of Construction – CBS Baltimore

As Technology Makes Bicycles Lighter and Faster, It’s the Cyclists Falling Harder – New York Times


Pigtown Design: #This is Baltimore

1 Written by: | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 9:55am

In early June, I posted a series of images which I have hash-tagged #ThisIsBaltimore. As you know, one raison d’etre of  Pigtown Design is to present the side of Baltimore generally not seen by those who do not live here. Here’s a funny piece on Yahoo by Bryn Mawr alum Annie Thomas on what NOT to say to someone from Baltimore. Click here to read.

The always amazing and fascinating American Visionary Art Museum.instagram1

The secret Buddha, a project of a student at Maryland Institute College of Art.image

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Food & Drink, Hampden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Hampden Farmer’s Market – Goin’ ’til One, Hon

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 4:45pm



from Lou Catelli of Genco Pura, LTD:

Chef Bernard of The Corner BYOB, and Lou Catelli of Genco Pura LTD, are proud to sponsor and announce the first ever Hampden Farmers’ Market. Beginning Saturday May 17th, and running every Saturday until Thanksgiving, local farmers and vendors will be set up on Elm Avenue at 36th Street in the heart of glorious Hampden. The Hampden Farmers’ market will have an amazing selection of locally grown produce, meats and cheeses, eggs and dairy, breads and baked goods, and locally brewed coffee drinks. The hours of operation will be 9am until 1pm.

Additionally, The Corner BYOB will be offering a special brunch for shoppers of the Hampden Farmers’ Market. Bring anything that you buy from any of the vendors, and Chef Bernard will use those ingredients in the dishes prepared for you.

Remember while you are in Hampden, make sure to check out our perfect selection of shops, services, bars, and restaurants, all locally owned and operated.

Hampden Farmers’ Market TENTATIVE list of vendors:

Two Boots Farm
Stoney Ridge Farm
Sheep Hill Farm

Pluma Feliz Farms
Purple Sol Farm

The Corner Spore, aka The Mushroom Guy

Mobtown Meat snacks
Tanner’s Pickles
The Charmery
Spro Coffee
The Modest Florist
Cafe Hon
Stone Mill Bakery

with more vendors added weekly

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House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of the Day: $12.5M “Stone Hall” – 78 Acres in the Worthington Valley

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 4:21pm

13941 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley
7 bedroom(s), 8 bathroom(s)
13941 Cuba Road
13941 Cuba Road
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The Ukulele is 135 Years Old – Celebrate Saturday at the Creative Alliance

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 3:00pm

Charm City Ukelele Festival

Have an itch to strum something? The Charm City Ukulele Festival will take care of that! It all takes place tomorrow, Saturday, June 26 at the Creative Alliance. Attendees will have the option to take part in beginner ukulele workshops, new strumming technique classes, hula dancing workshops, ukulele history classes, and a night of performances featuring nine world-class musicians, all hosted by ukulele icon Don Peyton. Read More →

Catch of the Day

Breakfast With the Animals at the Maryland Zoo

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2:36pm

Breakfast Africa

catch of the day fish (2)When someone mentions that they’ll be down at the watering hole, you don’t generally assume it’s for breakfast. And you don’t generally assume that it’s an actual, literal watering hole. But the folks at the Maryland Zoo are real experts at getting us up close and personal with our fellow animals, and so toward that end they’re inviting you to August’s Breakfast with the Animals—at the zoo’s own African Watering Hole (you know, where the animals get their actual water). Join them early in the morning, before the zoo opens for an exclusive VIP experience dining al fresco face to face with rhinos, ostrich and zebras as they feast on their morning meal themselves. Of course, your menu will be somewhat different than theirs—probably heavier on the French toast and lighter on the shrubbery. But probably that’s best for everyone. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Food & Drink

In Memoriam: Nelson Carey, Grand Cru Owner and Friend to Many

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2:10pm

I’ve been having a hard time writing this post. It’s not a eulogy. It’s not an obituary. Fred Rasmussen has written a quite lovely one. Have you read it? Here you go.  Nelson Carey, Grand Cru wine bar owner, dies at 50.

This is just a thank you.

Many considered Nelson a friend, mentor and touchstone and for me he was a little bit of all of those things. I’ve worked at Friends School for about 13 years, so over the years, I’ve visited Grand Cru it feels like hundreds of times after school. I always thought that Nelson was super smart having his bar open before 5:00pm… as a person working in education, I can tell you that many friends of mine who are teachers could use a cocktail around 3:30pm.
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Shop Local

Lanvin, Phillip Lim, Dior For Next to Nothing at Love Me Two Times

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2:00pm

Andrea, owner of Love Me Two Times, is back from Paris! She has brought some Parisian flavor home to Baltimore! This week Balenciaga shoes, Dior dresses, Louis Vuitton coats, and a sea of vintage designer bags! Take a good look at this Philip Lim motorcycle jacket! Hot! Andrea wants you to have the first peek! Where does she find this stuff?! And most importantly, how does she sell it for next to nothing?  Take a gander through her store: the hippest and funkiest high-end consignment fashion that Baltimore has to offer! And did I mention her prices are insane?!! Here’s what Andrea has to say: Read More →

How Does Your Garden Show?, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Christmas in July

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 1:16pm

I have taken to eating every meal I can out in our garden.  This morning the chairs and benches were too wet, so I sat on a dry brick step at the top of a covered porch.  By lunchtime everything was dry, so I sat in a wooden chair to eat and look around.

With all of the rain this year the oakleaf hydrangeas, planted last year, have taken off.


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That Nature Show

That Nature Show: Want to ID That Bird in The Tree? There’s an app for That

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 12:00pm

red shouldered hawk

The red shouldered hawk.

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks! Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

I wish I could bake. My grandmother could bake. She could also sew. Have I told you about she sewed my prom dress in a weekend? It was a fetching pink chiffon off-the-shoulder number. I don’t want to date myself, but back then, the movie Pretty In Pink was of the moment.

I don’t have a lot in common with my grandmother being myself a defroster of food and a purchaser of clothes, but what I have inherited is her twitcher-ness. A “twitcher” is unkind British slang for a birdwatcher, but I fondly remember my grandmother staring out the kitchen window looking all goggle-eyed at a nesting nuthatch, so I say, Twitchers Unite. Let’s talk binoculars.  Let’s talk squirrel-proof feeders. Read More →

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