Friday afternoon headlines: Man who claimed intervention in rape charged in the attack; Feral Cat Enters Elementary School In Glen Burnie, Forces Early Closure; Trio Arrested In Door-To-Door Solicitation Scam; and more

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Man who claimed intervention in rape charged in the attack- Baltimore Sun

Tour Bus Catches On Fire On I-95 Near Baltimore Beltway- CBS Baltimore

Feral Cat Enters Elementary School In Glen Burnie, Forces Early Closure- CBS Baltimore

Argument Between Neighbors Turns Violent When One Stabs The Other- CBS Baltimore

Trio Arrested In Door-To-Door Solicitation Scam- WBAL

Inmate Attempts To Hire Hit Man To Kill Two People Outside The Jail- WBAL

Two Boys Charged For Burning Down A Building On Clancy Estate- WBAL


Top Stories of the Week in the Baltimore Fishbowl

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Nat Geo Is About to Make Baltimore Look Pretty Terrible by Robert O’Brien

What Guy Fieri Thinks About Baltimore by Rachel Monroe

MICA Named 10th “Most Hipster” Campus in US by Robert O’Brien

Hot House – Spring Garden Farm: Renovated Farm House and 97 Acres in the Western Run Valley by Cynthia McIntyre

Baltimore, Heaven for House Flippers by Rachel Monroe

House of the Day

House of the Day: Chic Townhouse in Butcher’s Hill

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2219 Lombard Street East, Butcher’s Hill
3 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
3,173 square feet
2219 Lombard Street East
2219 Lombard Street East
2219 Lombard Street East Read More →


MD SPCA Weekly Pet Adoption: Margo, Australian Kelpie

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#92738 Margo

Please say hello to…

Margo, 1 ½ years old, 26 lbs., spayed female, Australian Kelpie Read More →

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Sunday at The Ivy Bookshop: Kathy Wielech Patterson and Neal Patterson: Baltimore Chefs Table

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 – 5:00pm

Join the Ivy in celebrating Baltimore’s best restaurants and eateries – and enjoying food featured in the book!

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Event attendees are encouraged (but not required) to bring Baltimore-inspired finger food or beverages. If you are bringing a dish please inform Caroline Umana at lina7247@yahoo.comor 410-340-4809.

In the midst of recent growth and downtown development, Baltimore is breaking away from its culinary stereotypes and emerging as a city that attracts extraordinary restaurants and talented chefs. While embracing the local food movement, the city is now recognized for an expanding culinary movement. Newcomers and homegrown chefs alike are charming diners with delicious variations starring the perennial favorite, crab, as well as offering unique options like frankenfish tacos and hearts of palm crab cakes that are becoming the taste of Charm City.

With more than 80 recipes for the home cook from over 50 of the city’s most celebrated eateries and showcasing photos featuring mouthwatering dishes, famous chefs and lots of local flavor, Baltimore Chef’s Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and locals alike.

Kathy Wielech Patterson has written everything from auction catalogs and fine jewelry appraisals to reports on social welfare issues. It wasn’t until she started the food blog Minxeats.comthat she realized her true love was to write about food.

Neal Patterson, for many years a writer in the financial industry, is primarily a fiction writer. He’s contributed to the anthologies The Dead Walk! and Hey Kids, Comics!, and has written for the website Channel 37: Serial Science Fiction from the Distant Reaches of UHF.

Together, the Pattersons have written for local magazines, including Discover Baltimore and Towson Life, and online sites, including Sniffapalooza Magazine. They are also the authors of Food Lovers’ Guide to Baltimore.

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This Week’s Ticket Winner to the Baltimore Seafood Festival is…

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We are excited to announce the first winner to the Inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival Dinner!  Commenter ChemJim is our lucky random pick of the week!  We will continue to select a winner from the comments each week, up to the festival.    If you love seafood, you won’t want to miss this.  Purchase tickets today, and/or comment below for a chance to win tickets in next week’s drawing.  Good luck!


from the event website: 

Baltimore loves their seafood, that’s for sure! Baltimore also loves all the wonderful local restaurants that truly make this city one of the best places for foodies to live or visit. Why the Baltimore Seafood Festival? Baltimoreans are so proud of their crab cakes, crab soup, shrimp salad, local oysters, and of course, Maryland blue crabs. It seems fitting to host a waterfront festival showcasing some of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants serving their signature seafood dishes! Toss in refreshing drinks, live music by Strykers Posse (reggae band) and Super Bueno (cover band), cooking demos, and an area for families with toys, games, face painting and more, and you have the Baltimore Seafood Festival – the only large scale seafood festival in Baltimore City.

Join B Scene Events & Promotions for the Inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival taking place Saturday, September 20th from 12pm to 6pm at the Canton Waterfront Park.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. The event is expected to sellout in advance as space is limited.

Get ready to experience Baltimore’s best seafood - purchase tickets today!

Catch of the Day

Urban Farm Volunteer Day at Cherry Hill Urban Garden

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Volunteer Day

catch of the day fish (2)Alright. Summer is almost over (sorry) and we know that some of you haven’t gotten your hands in the soil enough this season. Now, we’re not blaming anyone. We know that a trip to  Ocean City or Bethany Beach often trumps the desire to stay home for the weekend and weed the zucchini plants. And that’s especially true when we have access to such amazing farmers markets. Why grow your own when there are so many local folks who do it so well for you, right? Sure. But, this Saturday we’re encouraging you to get out to Cherry Hill Urban Garden and lend a hand– both for the garden’s benefit, of course, and your own. Read More →

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More than Just the 3 R’s, Friends School of Baltimore Inspires Kids to Think

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From the Friends School website on student life:
Much more than just attending classes and doing homework, school is about people—sharing ideas, building community and finding connections with one another and the world around us. This sense of wonder and possibility—and fun!—is ever-present on the Friends campus. You’ll find it on the banks of Stony Run, where Pre-First children are releasing their pet turtle into the brook. It’s on the playing fields where fourth graders and Kindergartners are flying the kites they made earlier today. And it’s on the Upper School Quad, where seniors play a spirited game of doubles ping-pong during Morning Break. From book clubs to gardening; from interscholastic athletics to student government, Friends School life is rich with opportunities for self-discovery.

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Fall Fashion Trending NOW at Green Spring Station

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Fall Fashion Trending NOW at Green Spring Station with necklace and dress available from Trillium, shoes available at Matava Shoes #FallStyle#GreenSpringStyle

Lifeline, That Nature Show

The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The monarch butterfly. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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. 

The lovely orange-and-black monarch butterflies have begun their fall migration to Mexico. It takes them about two months.  They ride cold fronts, soaring on currents. As it does for birds, soaring saves the butterflies the energy they would expend flapping their wings.

They often traveling 20-30 miles per hour, covering 80 miles a day. Think about that. A flimsy little thing like a butterfly flies for two months straight with speed and intention. What excuse do you, a large strong mammal, have for not getting things done? Like, oh, for instance, not pressing your children’s school uniforms to a crease?

From Maryland they fly in pairs or small groups. Look for them. As they journey south the groups grow larger. One of the five so-called “Super Stops” for migrating monarchs is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. At Black Walnut Point on Tilghman Island, Maryland, the innkeepers at Black Walnut Inn have planted an acre of chrysanthemums to attract hundreds of monarch butterflies each fall. The butterflies need to refuel on nectar. Their favorite food is milkweed. And it is on milkweed that monarchs lay their eggs. You get the idea: milkweed is vitally important to the species for growing and reproducing. Read More →

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