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Hot Plate: CREAM at Union Craft Brewing, Wine Dinners Everywhere

0 Written by: | Friday, May 26, 2017 9:27am

Wit & Wisdom Chef Zack Mills will cook a four-course dinner at The Vineyards in Dodon on Thursday.

With rain in the forecast, Baltimoreans might not need to break out the sunscreen this weekend. But there’s still a lot to celebrate now that summer is – unofficially, at least – on the horizon.

Here’s a look at what local restaurants have planned for Memorial Day weekend and the rest of the week:

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline

Greenlaurel: Beneath the Surface of Baltimore Harbor’s Failing Clean-Up Grade

1 Written by: | Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:37pm

The Waterfront Partnership and Baltimore City have joined paddles to expand the affordable public kayaking program.

At face value, the 2016 Healthy Harbor Report is pretty depressing. Another year of failing grades in swimming stats and fecal matter and pollutant levels. But if you dive beneath the surface, there’s a clear story of progress, pipes and partnership. If only time could speed up a bit so we could all enjoy — maybe even swim — in a cleaner Baltimore Harbor sooner, rather than later.

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Culture, Featured, Lifeline, My Real Life Modern Family

21 Flowers: A Potion for Luck and Powerful Change

3 Written by: | Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:45am

When University of Baltimore MFA grad Elisa Estrella returns to a botánica for the first time in years, she’s nervous as can be. She remembers feeling faint in just such a spiritual space as a child. As an adult, she’s desperately seeking change, so she steps inside.

I moved to Baltimore for a new job in the summer of 2008. About one month after I started work, the stock market crashed, and four months later, so did my new job. Thanks to a referral from a friend in my business network, I got a job working for a small federal contractor in the DC area. It meant a long commute from Baltimore and significantly less pay, but I was desperate. Read More →

Featured, Lutherville, Shop Local, The Rack

The Rack: Calico Corners Opens New Fabric and Home Design Location In Lutherville

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:05pm

Madcap Cottage Designs, featured at the new Calico Corners in Lutherville

For more than 65 years, Calico Corners has had the enviable job of making homes across America more beautiful. Growing from a modest “designer seconds” fabric store in Bedford Village, N.Y., in 1948 to a national chain with more than 75 home decorating stores, Calico has established itself as a go-to retail source for decorative fabrics once only sold through designers. It’s also expanded to offer design services for home decorating, including window treatments, custom upholstery, furniture and more.

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Little Magic

Operating Instructions from the Mother Ship

2 Written by: | Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:01pm

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert’s manifesto on creativity, was published years after her runaway bestseller Eat Pray Love.  It’s not just for artistic types.  Consider her definition of what it means to live a creative life: any life where you consistently choose curiosity over fear. Read More →

Canton, Culture, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

A Twofer in Canton: Unique Rowhouse-Warehouse Combo with Garage Asks $849K

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:20pm

Hot House: 2110 Cambridge Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 (second entrance at 2117 Fleet Street)

Brick rowhouse, circa 1840, and former warehouse combined into 3,100 sq. ft. single-family home. Complete modern renovation, 2014. Two stories with 1,200 sq. ft. roof deck and fully finished lower level. Four bedrooms, four full baths, gourmet kitchen with marble island and breakfast bar, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range. Large master suite with walk-in closet and glass shower. Upstairs office with wet bar and entrance to roof deck. Lower-level living area with game room, bedroom and storage. Home audio and automation system, central a/c, attached two-car garage:  $849,000 (ask about CHAP tax credits)

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Featured, Real Estate & Home, Urban Landscape

Urban Landscape: Hopkins’ Shriver Hall Auditorium to Close for Renovations; Barnes & Noble Closing in Towson as Ukazoo is Set to Open New Store; First Office Tenant Announced for Stadium Square

0 Written by: | Monday, May 22, 2017 1:28pm

The exterior of Shriver Hall Auditorium.

Shriver Hall Auditorium, the largest performance and lecture space on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus, will close for renovations this fall.

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Food & Drink, Hot Plate

Hot Plate: Preakness Parties, Summer Menus & More

1 Written by: | Friday, May 19, 2017 9:33am

To celebrate Preakness, Johnny’s will have a Black-Eyed Susan cocktail on the menu all weekend long.

Happy Preakness Weekend, Baltimore. Even after Always Dreaming and the rest of the field compete to see who will take home the blanket of Black-Eyed Susans, there’s a lot to cheer about this week. Here’s a look at what to expect from local restaurants over the next seven days:

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline

GreenLaurel: Does Your Next Car Make a Difference to Our Climate?

3 Written by: | Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:38pm

An electric-fueled (EV) car charged at a home switched to cheaper-than-BGE-electricity is emission-free.

Absolutely.

The average two cars that your family tootles around in contribute about 40 percent of your family’s 48,800 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year (see below). Check out how your car’s emissions stack up, and consider switching to a sedan, a hybrid or an electric vehicle to lighten your CO2 load. Then, take two minutes and switch your home to green energy and you’ll be part of the solution. These individual actions can’t come at a more critical time for our climate. The planet just hit historic CO2 levels.

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Featured, Lauraville, Shop Local, The Rack

The Rack: New Contemporary Fabric Shop Opens in Lauraville

1 Written by: | Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:15pm

Domesticity Fabric Shop and Craft Studio

A new shop in the heart of Lauraville seeks to fill the needs of modern domestics and fabric enthusiasts alike.

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