Gibson Island, Real Estate & Home, Sponsored Post

September on Gibson Island – Could Be Yours

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Friday Afternoon Headlines: West Nile Virus Cases in Baltimore; Lawyers to Challenge Cellphone Tracking; Plank Denies Park Plans; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 5:02pm

Lawyers plan challenge to arrests based on secret cellphone tracking — USA Today

Maryland state superintendent resigns for new job — Baltimore Sun

Baltimore City Health Dept. announces first cases of West Nile virus — CBS Baltimore

Preseason injuries taking toll on Ravens — WBAL-TV

What pieces can Baltimore use to build better Broadband — BBJ

Sagamore: No plans for West Covington Park land — Md. Daily Record



After ‘Inspirational’ Visit, Larry Hogan Re-Enters Chemotherapy

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 4:48pm

photo: Maryland Governor's office.

photo: Maryland Governor’s office.

Larry Hogan said he is 95 percent cancer-free after his last cancer treatment. Starting this weekend, doctors will go to work on the last 5 percent. Read More →



Marin Alsop to Lead Peabody Conducting Program

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 3:49pm

Marin Alsop

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Director Marin Alsop. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Marin Alsop is adding another job to her already impressive resume. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director was appointed as the Peabody Conservatory’s graduate conducting program. Read More →

Fells Point, Food & Drink, Giving

Sprint for Spat: Run a .1K for Chesapeake Oysters

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 2:28pm

Sprint for Spat I (photo: Ulman Cancer Fund)

Sprint for Spat I (photo: Ulman Cancer Fund)

catch of the day fish (2)Weekend benefit runs abound this time of year for those looking to test their endurance. Flying Dog Brewery is well aware of this, but they’re looking to take some distance off the race, and add oysters. Read More →


Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Parks and People Foundation’s New Home

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 2:00pm

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Friday, September 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Sally & Butch Michel Center for Parks & People
2100 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217

Serious Comfort Food by The Food Market
Gypsy Jazz by The Hot Club of Baltimore


For more information about the Parks & People Foundation, visit

Culture, Mt. Vernon, Sponsored Post

Center Stage Presents A World Premiere Production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 1:30pm


A World Premiere Production of Jane Austen’s 
Pride and Prejudice

Adapted by Christopher Baker
Sep 11–Oct 11

“As fresh and relevant as the day it was written.”—The Independent (UK)

Jane Austen’s mastery of manners and morals will be on full display in Center Stage’s new production of her beloved masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. In the Bennet sisters’ 19th-century English world, marriage is the prize, but for second-eldest, Lizzy, companionship trumps blind courtship. Enter Mr. Darcy, and one of literature’s most iconic and tempestuous romances takes flight. Journey through a world quite unlike—and yet perhaps not so different from—our own, as Lizzy and Darcy learn that first impressions aren’t all they seem, and that second chances can lead to answers that have been there the entire time.

Or purchase a Center Stage Membership.


Culture, Lifeline

Mid-Atlantic Day Trips: Western Maryland Rail Trail

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 1:07pm


Mid-Atlantic Day Trips – The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) still beckoned to us, even though we hadn’t liked the east-from-Hancock section of it very much (for that stretch, recommend sticking to the C&O Canal, which is further away from the highway and a little more pleasant, but read more about that here). The blurb about the western half in the Rails to Trails book sounded interesting, mentioning the remains of an old cement factory, and some views of the Potomac. Read More →

That Nature Show

Gardeners and The People Who Love Them

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 12:00pm


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.

On Thursday, I wrote an Op-Ed about the sad lack of trees (and sidewalk cafes) in Baltimore County for The Baltimore Sun. Then I took a piece of my own advice and planted bulbs in my own garden. As my grandfather used to say, “As goes your own patch, so goes the world, right?” Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Locust Point, Schools

Scott Plank Funds New School Gym for Teachers

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 11:04am

francisscottScott Plank and his wife, Dana DiCarlo, funded a new center to make sure teachers at one Locust Point school get their phys ed. The Teacher Wellness Center at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School draws on a model that thinks of the educators as well as the students, according to a release posted at Read More →

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