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House of the Day, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: West Joppa Road Colonial

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 4:45pm

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706 West Joppa Road West, Towson, MD

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House of the Day, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Charming Townhouse in Canton, Near Square

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 4:56pm

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527 Curley Street, Canton

$349,900

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Catch of the Day, Giving

Give to the Maryland Food Bank for the Holidays

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 1:49pm

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catch of the day fish (2)Though you might not know it, Maryland is the wealthiest state in the country. And yet, hundreds of thousands of Marylanders don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  That’s more than ever before, and includes over a quarter of a million children. During the holidays, the need is especially great. Demand for food surges as the weather gets colder. And while many of us are able to put food on the holiday table without giving much thought to the cost of a few extra trimmings, the cost of feeding a whole family on a regular basis can be prohibitive for so many of our fellow Baltimoreans. So while you shop this year, we’d like to encourage you to also consider donating to an organization that will absolutely put your money to good use– The Maryland Food Bank.

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Featured, Lifeline, My Real Life Modern Family

Gracious Receiving 101

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 12:00pm

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What to do if we receive a Christmas present we hate? University of Baltimore MFA student Melinda Cianos gives it to us straight.

Okay, let’s review. This holiday season you are likely to receive, if you’re lucky and people like you, a nifty gift or two. Please do not forget the appropriate reaction to said gifts in order to avoid the severed relationships and tarnished reputation surely to follow you into the New Year if you do. Below: a few reminders to help you stay in good, gracious standing. Read More →

Gift Guides, Greenspring Valley, Lutherville, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

2014 Holiday Gift Guide from Green Spring Station

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 11:04am

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Downtown, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Attention, Urban Pioneers: 1860 Townhouse For Sale On Union Square, SoWeBo

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 11:34am

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Hot House: 1522 Hollins Street, Union Square, Baltimore, 21223

Victorian townhouse, brick exterior, circa 1860. 2,804 sq. ft. over three stories. R-9 zoned for two apartments, both currently occupied. Three bedrooms, 3 full baths. Hardwood floors throughout, 9 foot ceilings, original wood trim, fireplace mantels, many architectural features, central a/c. Unfinished basement, fully fenced back garden. Additional two-story, 13 x 29 foot carriage house in rear, with full bath: $274,900 Read More →

House of the Day

House of the Day: Former Gatehouse on Circle Road

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 15, 2014 4:10pm

 

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1842 Circle Road, Ruxton, MD

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Catch of the Day, Woodberry

Blacksauce Comes to Artifact

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 15, 2014 1:01pm

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catch of the day fish (2)We love it when two of our favorite things come together. In this case, it’s a (weekend-long) marriage of Artifact Coffee (one of the best spots in town for a cup of joe and something to nibble on) and Blacksauce Kitchen (you know the mile-long line at the farmers market for their biscuits?). And not only have the two teamed up for what promises to be a delicious and unique dinner concept this weekend, but they’ve done it right at the peak of the holiday season. Translation: one meal that we don’t have to cook ourselves. One night when we will not have to wash one dish. One night that we can sit and be served food, rather than chasing after the kids to make sure they’re not throwing theirs all over the floor/couch/guests. In other words: perfect timing. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day, Featured

Berger Cookies Holiday Tins

0 Written by: | Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 3:00pm

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catch of the day fish (2)I’ll admit it. Every year, right around November, get a wellspring of ambition as the holidays approach. I’m going to finally send out a holiday card this year. I’m going to make and purchase the most thoughtful, lovely gifts my family has every seen. I’ll make truffles and cookies and fudge and send them to friends across the country. How many times have I accomplished this dream? Well, going on zero. But there is hope yet (kind of). I can at least ease my burden by relieving myself of my cookie-making delusions and going a bit kitschier (though just as delicious) by sending tins of Berger cookies. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Cross Keys, Featured, Proprietor

Proprietor: Eye to Eye with Brad Bowers of Bowers & Snyder Opticians

0 Written by: | Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 12:54pm

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Bowers & Snyder has been a constant fixture on the Baltimore eye care and eyewear scene since its opening in 1947. Today, Brad Bowers, the son of the company’s founder, works with a team of opticians and eye care specialists at four stores throughout the region, including one in Cross Keys, which opened in 1990.

Here, Bowers discusses what he likes most about his job, good (and useful!) holiday gift recommendations and which celebrities have hit Bowers & Snyder for a bit of eyewear help:

How did you get into the optician business?

I’m second generation – a Bowers. My dad started the company in 1947. I started working with him in 1966 and have been here ever since. Read More →

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