Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Pugh Has 100 Times More Campaign Cash; Insurgent Comptroller Campaign; and more

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 5:53pm

Pugh has nearly 100 times more campaign cash than Baltimore mayoral rivals — Baltimore Sun

Ravens fans win big on themed lottery scratch off tickets —  CBS Baltimore

Spending board clears way for water rate hikes in Baltimore — WBAL

Jon Bombach’s insurgent campaign to become the next comptroller of Baltimore City — What Weekly

Horseshoe Casino to pay nearly $23 million in city tax payments, local impact grants in second full year — BBJ

Orioles acquire Lobstein from Pirates — MASN

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Apple Picking Starts Early at This Week’s Pigtown Farmer’s Market

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 5:29pm

apples25catch of the day fish (2)As September gets started, it’s almost time to head for the orchards to horde some fresh apples. Here in the city, one farmer’s market is offering a quick tutorial this week. Read More →

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After 5 Years, CFF’s Passion for Food & Wine Is Stronger than Ever

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 4:40pm

The Schola team preps a course at Passion for Food & Wine in 2015

The Schola team preps a course at Passion for Food & Wine in 2015

When Baltimore’s best chefs join forces in the kitchen, the meals they create tend to be fantastic. Next Thursday, when they gather out of the kitchen, in a ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel, the food they cook will taste spectacular, as always. But even better, that food will be part of event that raises awareness – and lots of money – for a great cause, the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

That event is Passion for Food & Wine, a party that’s now in its fifth year.

Five years ago, when a small group of Harbor East chefs decided to do something to raise money for CFF, they knew they wanted to do something a little different from the standard food-oriented fundraiser. They wanted to work together – to truly collaborate – and for the end result to be more engaging than a party thrown in a big room, with chefs stationed in corners, serving bites of this or that. Read More →

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It’s Official: School Will Start After Labor Day in Maryland Next Year

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 4:08pm

Ocean City's boardwalk will stay crowded longer, Hogan says

Ocean City’s boardwalk will stay crowded for another week, Hogan says

The chatter in the halls about today’s announcement from Gov. Larry Hogan turned out to be true. Maryland schools won’t be able to start until after Labor Day next year. Read More →

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Baltimore City School Welcomes Syrian Refugees

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 3:40pm

photo courtesy Baltimore City schools

photo courtesy Baltimore City schools

The city’s aim to welcome refugees was on display on the first day of school in one neighborhood this year. Read More →

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Summer Travel Series: The Fun and the Folly of Looking Back

4 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 12:51pm

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The writer with her girlfriends.

A childhood hurt still stings a lifetime later, but an unexpected response provides the salve.

On vacation together, and reminiscing as long-time girlfriends do, we talked about a mutual childhood friend, one who we hadn’t seen since finishing high school, without exaggeration, 35 years ago. During that time, as a group, we’d gone to college, married, worked, been laid-off, returned to school, changed careers, worked some more, had babies, reared babies, lost friends, parents, and siblings; and now with more than a half-century behind us we still think of the future but in the context of our past. Read More →

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Maryland Man Siphons Millions from Trump Campaign

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 10:35am

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I have to admit… this is kind of a brilliant move. Read More →

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The Next Room: Life After a Suicide Attempt

5 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 10:25am

photo by Betsy Boyd

University of Baltimore MFA student Sierra Hallmen recounts her young love, lust, and suicide attempt, and what they taught her.

I have a thing for bodies. I love the way they look, what they wear, how they talk to me and to each other. I need to know what skin does when I can’t see it. I have a thing for the way bodies are when they’re doing body things, like legs crouching over public toilets or feet tiptoe jumping into skin-tight jeans. I love the shape of thighs, fatty handles, jaw bones, crow’s feet. Each a postage stamp of things done, undone or yet to be done. Each a howl in the dark night saying, touch me, I’m warm. Ask me about my body and I’ll tell you its story: the itches, the dry spots, the wet ones, the love, the languid slip between creases into folds or curves or bone jags, the rift between where my body ends and another begins, the unending parting. Read More →

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We Don’t Get a Red Line, But We Might Get Another Bay Bridge

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 10:16am

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Months after returning $900 million in federal funds and declining to built the Red Line through Baltimore, Governor Larry Hogan has another big transportation plan in mind. Read More →

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Featured Listing: Visit This Gibson Island Open House with Glorious Views of the Magothy River

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 10:00am

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640 Magothy Road, Gibson Island

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