A shake-up in Baltimore’s bar and restaurant scene, and a new home dog bath opportunity. It’s the Week in Review for Jan. 23-30. Read More →
Few things are more central to being human than the concept of home. For as long as there have been people, we’ve been finding, making, building homes wherever we find ourselves. Homes look and feel different around the world, but they’re always a place of nurturing, growth and comfort. They’re where we find ourselves and spend time with the loved ones we value. And yet, so many of these places that bring us an internal sense of stability are precarious. It’s this concern that’s at the center of Solidarity 2: Home is Not a Commodity, the new photographic exhibit opening at MICA on February 6th. Read More →
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.
What surrounds me right now when outside the weather is frightening is garden catalogues; they come in the mail every day with their aspirational enticements of an English cottage garden in the spring, complete with rambling roses ’round the thatch eaves. I walk Valley View Farms (which just won Today’s Garden Center Magazine’s “Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers of 2015″) and the Perennial Farm in Glen Arm, MD (retail to the public on Saturdays) in a trance state, getting all inappropriately handsy with the terra-cotta pots. Read More →
“What is he doing?” moaned my husband, cupping his head in his hands after our son missed the basket by a huge margin. Read More →
So how about that (totally not) historic snowstorm, huh? Sure, it was no Snowpocalypse, but it’s still pretty nippy out, and we have every reason to believe it will remain so for the foreseeable future. Or at least, that’s what we’re assuming until Punxsutawney Phil makes his official decree in a few days. So with plenty of winter ahead, it’s the perfect time to stock up on ways to bundle up. And few know more about layering, and about clothes that are soft, cozy, and fashionable than the folks at Chezelle. So head over any time before the 30th for their big Bundle Up sale. Read More →
Twenty-five years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. University of Baltimore MFA student Ellen Hartley recalls a night in 1966 when she and her student husband tried to cross to East Berlin. What stopped them might make you grateful.
“Halten Sie — sofort!” A guttural voice. “Schnell aus dem Auto!”
Danny slammed on the brakes of our VW Bug. We stumbled out of the car. A pair of burly border guards ordered us to step aside and empty our pockets.
1966, Checkpoint Charlie. My husband and I were students, out for a night at the opera in East Berlin. Read More →
Hot House: 214 Goodale Road, Baltimore 21212
Stone and stucco, French country style house, designed by Palmer-Lamdin, circa 1929. Four bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths over three stories, 4,144 sq. ft. Hardwood floors, crown moldings, large family room with gas fireplace, den, living room with fireplace, dining room and eat in kitchen/granite counters, mudroom. Large master suite with walk in closets, sep. glass shower. Semi-finished basement, 2 car detached garage, central a/c: $874,500. Read More →
For kids, snow days generally mean sledding, building snowmen, making snow angels, and otherwise getting outside to play in the cold, wet, wintry mix. But as we mature, somehow the draw of indoors tends to get stronger. Plus, even during Snowmageddon a few years ago, Baltimore wasn’t exactly cross country skiing and snowshoeing terrain. So what are we adults to do when the city (maybe) shuts down thanks to a few anticipated inches? Do what the snowed-in have done for centuries: take up a knitting project. Read More →
Notice Change in Towson? Planning Director Shares What’s Ahead for the County’s Up-and-Coming Urban Hub
Over 30 years ago, when Andrea Van Arsdale graduated from college with a degree in wildlife biology, she probably never expected to find herself responsible for overseeing major changes to densely populated (by humans) communities in Baltimore County, such as the current redevelopment of Towson—a series of projects backed by more than $800 million in private investment. But that’s precisely where the 50-something finds herself today. Read More →
Forget football season. We’re onto the next. The Orioles know that, which is why next weekend marks Orioles FanFest– the place where you can show your love for the Os well before baseball season starts. Sadly, all of the autograph signing sessions are already sold out, alas. But there’s plenty more fun to be had. The FanFest will includ appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches, baseball clinics for kids, clubhouse tours, interactive games, tons of amazing memorabilia dealers, and much more. Read More →
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