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House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Roland Park

House of the Day: Fine Charleston Style House In Lower Roland Park With Studio And Matching Rental

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 22, 2014 4:53pm

$499,900
4036 Roland Avenue, Roland Park
0 bedroom(s), 0 bathroom(s)
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
4036 Roland Avenue
From the agent’s listing: EXTRAORDINARILY UNIQUE PROPERTY. LIVE IN ONE UNIT AND RENT OTHER ONE. TWO BEDROOM UNITS WITH FRENCH DOORS LEADING TO LOVELY FRONT PORCHES. HARDWOOD FLOORS THRU-OUT. SEPARATE ACCESS TO BOTH UNITS. FIREPLACES IN LIVING ROOM OF EACH UNIT. WASHER AND DRYER FOR EACH UNIT. LARGE YARD WITH 2 CAR GARAGE, POTTING SHED AND BARN. ALL THIS AND MORE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY. LOOKS LIKE CHARLESTON!!!!!!
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Catch of the Day, Hampden

Halloween Mask Competition at Mud and Metal

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 22, 2014 1:23pm

Halloween Mask Competition

catch of the day fish (2)Yes, we know. It’s not even October and already we’re talking Halloween. But we blame all the grocery stores already trotting out their pumpkin-shaped Peeps and ghost-themed breakfast cereals. We’re just keeping up with traffic. And there’s so much to love about Halloween that we think starting early can’t really hurt. After all, it’s a holiday with no gift shopping and no elaborate meals to prepare. Just decorating, getting into the fall spirit, and playing dress up. And thanks to Mud and Metal, we can also get our arts and crafts fix in, too. Read More →

Big Fish, Featured, Money & Power

Big Fish Q&A with Democratic Candidate for Atty. Gen. Brian Frosh

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 22, 2014 11:55am

Brian Frosh

State Sen. Brian Frosh

State Sen. Brian Frosh has held office in Annapolis since 1987, when he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates representing the state’s 16th district in his native Montgomery County. He moved from the House to the Senate in 1995 and is currently the Democratic nominee for Maryland Attorney General.

His professional resume includes work on many ethics and environmental commissions. Protecting children and seniors, curbing violence, environmental stewardship, and consumer protection make up the key issues of his campaign. Recently Sen. Frosh took some time to tell us a little about his life philosophy and school us on the importance of the state’s top lawyer, a job he will face off for against attorney Jeffrey Pritzker in the general election on November 4.

Sum up your life philosophy in one sentence.

We have an opportunity to make a difference every day of our lives – I try to make the most of it.

What is the best advice you ever got? Did you follow it?

If you have a job to do, whether you like it or not, do it well. I always follow it.

What advice would you give a young person who aspires to do what you do?

Never underestimate the power of personal relationships to help you achieve your goals. I never won a single campaign or got a law passed without help from friends and colleagues. Put in the time to build substantive, trusting relationships throughout your life and you will be rewarded not just with personal success but, more importantly, a lifetime of friendship, support and wisdom.

What do you see as the cause behind low voter turnout (among both Republicans and Democrats) in the June primary?

Moving Election Day up from September to June drove down voter turnout. People were not used to the early date and many families were focused on finishing school and leaving for summer vacations. But I saw something deeper at work during the primary. Many question whether their elected leaders care about their needs. More voters than ever are skeptical their vote makes a difference. As a result, belief in government and the power of democracy is at an all-time low. I am committed to making government work for all Marylanders. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day

Monday Prix-Fixe Dinners at Corner BYOB

0 Written by: | Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 1:00pm

CornerBYOB

catch of the day fish (2)For some of us, the clichés “TGIF” and “I hate Mondays” don’t always apply. Whether it’s because your job requires you to work hours other than the classic 9-5, or because weekends are all about keeping the kids busy, sometimes Monday can be more Friday than Friday. You know? Except on actual Fridays, you’re less likely to find killer dinner deals at your favorite restaurants, like Corner BYOB. The fine Hampden restaurant (which, as its name indicates, is BYOB) offers a special Monday night $25 Prix-Fixe dinner deal for those looking to start the week off right. Read More →

Catch of the Day

Performance Art and Beyond at the Transmodern Festival

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 19, 2014 1:40pm

Transmodern Art

catch of the day fish (2)Each year, we look forward to that quintessentially Baltimore institution: the Transmodern Festival. Sure, some of the offerings are a little, um, out there, but Baltimore is a town that prides itself on our off-beat, quirky taste. And besides, if you’re going to take in some performance art, wouldn’t it be disappointing to not leave going, “uhhhh….”?  But we should be more fair than that. Transmodern isn’t all vinyl costumes and puppet shows performed on people’s tongues (yes, we’ve seen that there). There’s a lot of work each year that’s perfectly accessible, humorous, and that you could even take mom and dad to. Read More →

Lifeline, That Nature Show

That Nature Show: Where Does Your Sewage Go?

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 19, 2014 10:50am

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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. 

When my kids, now 7 and 9  were little, there was a children’s book that got famous called Everybody Poops. Here’s the movie version.  

I thought my potty training days were over, but here’s the deal: right now, as I write this, there are about five guys in my basement with what looks like giant dental equipment dealing with what I foolishly thought was simply a clogged shower drain, but turns out is a massive problem going from my house to the main sewer line in the ground several yards into the backyard and needing the assistance of a backhoe and a jackhammer. Something about tree roots, and terra-cotta,  also something about over-zealous use of toilet paper. When I heard this I turned to my children grimly, and said, “Have you been balling up the Charmin?”

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House of the Day

House of the Day: Grand Family House

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 4:20pm

$985,000
403 Somerset Road, Roland Park
6 bedroom(s), 6 bathroom(s)
403 Somerset Road
403 Somerset Road
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Beautimore

Star-Spangled Fireworks

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 2:18pm

Star-Spangled Spectacular

Catch of the Day, Hampden

Millstone Cellars Cocktail Takeover at LeGarage

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 1:51pm

Millstone Cellars

catch of the day fish (2)If that headline just blew your mind, it could be for one of two reasons. The first is that those are a lot of words that don’t necessarily retain any meaning when strung together in that way. The second is that if any of those things (Millstone Cellars or LeGarage, say) do mean anything to you, you know it’s time to get excited and mark your calendar. So here’s where we break it down. Millstone Cellars is our top fave local cider-maker. Are there others? Maybe. But these guys have it down. Everything they brew tastes like it’s from a fairytale, and yet is distinctly grownup. LeGarage is the hot new craft booze spot in Hampden, and also a purveyor of gourmet fries and other eats. And a cocktail takeover is just what it sounds like. Read More →

MillenniHell

Why Adolescents Should Watch the Ray Rice Video

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 12:00pm

Photo courtesy of wordondastreet.com

Photo courtesy of wordondastreet.com

I usually resist watching videos released by the media that warn viewers of their graphic nature. I’d be a little more happily naïve today had I gone with my usual guidelines on media voyeurism. But maybe, as disturbing as the Ray Rice elevator-scene video was, it’s a good thing I saw it. Maybe my adolescent son and daughter should see it too. But that wasn’t my initial reaction.

It wasn’t just the blow that Ray Rice unleashed on his then-fiancé that made me wince. It was seeing the way he dragged her lifeless body out of the elevator as she lay, face down, her legs and part of her backside uncomfortably exposed, like a Barbie doll missing a key part of her outfit, that I couldn’t shake. It made me want to get a blanket and cover her up, quick.

The following day, when I read the comments of Rice’s (now) wife, once again I wanted to throw a blanket on her. This time, the blanket would have been to cover up the seemingly skewed message she delivered, particularly this segment: “THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is!”

Real love, huh?

Instead of defending the man who’d punched her unconscious, Janay Rice could have made a powerful statement and sent a strong message to young people about partner violence. But, at least publicly, she scolded the media for exposing her husband’s violence against her—something she perhaps felt ill-equipped to do.

The prevalence of domestic violence seems out of place in today’s world, when many women have become as or more powerful than men in significant ways. An ever-increasing number of women are joining the ranks of CEOs at leading companies; more women than men are enrolling in and graduating from college; and, increasingly, women (40 percent of those with children under 18) serve as the sole or primary contributor of their family’s income, according to the Pew Research Center.

Advancements aside, troubling high-profile cases of domestic violence continue to surface in the media. Chances are, many low-profile but equally horrific cases occur out of the limelight. It leaves me wondering what I can do to prevent my own adolescent children from one day becoming a perpetrator or victim in a violent relationship.

I like to think that growing up in a stable, loving family where physical violence plays no role is enough to prevent my kids from getting involved in unhealthy relationships later in life. But I’m not sure if that’s a guarantee.

After the Ray Rice video went viral, I tried talking to my kids about how wrong it is to hurt or accept harm from anyone with whom you’re in a relationship. It came out sounding stilted and preachy. I mentioned earlier that I don’t like watching videos containing warnings of their ‘graphic’ nature. To date, I’ve tried to limit my kids’ exposure to them, too. But maybe in this instance, permitting or even suggesting that my kids watch the elevator video will lead to an open conversation about domestic violence, one that packs a punch more powerful than Ray Rice’s.

 

 

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