The Week in Review

Week in Review: Haunted, History

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 31, 2014 6:39pm

Time Capsule, in the Washington Monument

Time Capsule, in the Washington Monument

Halloween and history — both very recent and long past — captivated Baltimore this week. And we still aren’t forgetting about that Charles Village construction, either. It’s the Week in Review for Oct. 25-31: Read More →

Catch of the Day

A Halloween Murder Mystery at Rocklands Farm

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 31, 2014 1:00pm

Halloween Event

catch of the day fish (2)If you’re still unsure about how to spend this haunted evening, you can skip right down to the bottom of this post and immediately click  the link to last-minute reserve your tickets to Rocklands Farm’s annual Halloween event. Tonight, they team up with the Murder Mystery Company for what will surely be a killer night and an unforgettable Halloween experience. Each year, the farm hosts a lovely event in its historic barn, but bizarrely, a tragic and unexpected death always seems to occur. Who’d have thunk? And as usual, it’s up to the guests to help get the party back on track by trading clues, gathering information and solving the crime before the murderous menace gets away. Read More →

Featured, That Nature Show

Bats, Blobfish and More: Creepy, Weird Animals for Halloween

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 31, 2014 9:00am


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. 

Velllcome, friendos, to That Nature Show’s Halloween edition. Bwhahahahaha. Today we’re going to be glad that after Friday we can take our banana and calavera costumes off, go back to being our selves — suburban mothers of two, poetry slammers, hipsters, lacrosse dads, wearers of designer boots, purchasers of pour-overs, because the world’s weirdest animals never can. For as long as it lives the warthog will be a warthog. It doesn’t get to play around.

The aye-aye (above) will always be a aye-aye. It can never get out of its wacky vampire-bat-ish clown suit.  See how surprised-Gremlin it looks? Like, I’m stuck in this pop-up Halloween store cheap made-in-China costume? Are you serious? What the %^&?

Interestingly, aye-ayes are primates, and so related to us, and the only place they live is on the island of Madagascar.  All I can say about that is, thank G-d, all we have in Baltimore is rats.

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Monarch Academy

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 3:04pm

Monarch Academy

Gift Guides, Schools, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Park School Holiday Artisan Market – An Artisan Craft Show

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 1:30pm


Pet portraits. You know you need one of these! Brooke from Fuzzy Mug does a really beautiful job of capturing the likeness of your furry family member.

Baltimore, MD – The 10th annual Holiday Artisan Market will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2014 at The Park School of Baltimore, 2425 Old Court Road, 21208. The show will run from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and feature talented artists and craftspeople from the Baltimore area. Read More →

Culture, MillenniHell

Wake Up, Parents: Teens Need Their Sleep

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 1:00pm

tired teen
Waiting for a youth baseball game to begin, I whiled away the time talking with a guy whose kid seemed to have a lot in common with my son: Same age, shared interests, similar school curriculums. Before long, the conversation turned to homework. “He’s working his butt off,” the dad said. “Up ‘til 11 most nights, oftentimes up at 5:30 and back at it again.” As in 5:30 a.m. Read More →


Monarch Academy

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 5:00pm

Monarch Academy

House of the Day

House of the Day: Corner Unit With Panoramic Views of the Harbor and Skyline

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 4:03pm

100 Harborview Drive, Inner Harbor
2 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
2,178 square feet
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Catch of the Day, Inner Harbor

World’s Largest Women’s Barbershop Competition Coming to Baltimore

4 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 1:03pm

Barbershop Harmonies
catch of the day fish (2)You can usually tell when a “con” (that is, a convention) is in town. Suddenly the light rail (and harbor, and Lexington Market, and everything else) is full of young men dressed as My Little Ponies (BronyCon) or people of all stripes dressed as Anime characters (Otakon). It can be a little disorienting, of course, but it can also fill one with a kind of civic pride. After all, if Baltimore is the kind of place that people can comfortably assemble for their not-quite-run-of-the-mill gatherings, we think that speaks pretty well of our city. Well, here comes a convention whose attendees may be less conspicuous– but which is certainly as worthy of notice as anything else we’ve seen all year. It’s the 68th annual Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition. For the uninitiated, that’s the world’s largest women’s barbershop harmony competition– 2015 edition.

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House of the Day, Real Estate & Home, Ruxton

House of the Day: Ruxton Rancher, Teardown Or Rehab? You Decide. Auction On November 21st

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 4:08pm

1852 Circle Road, Ruxton
3 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
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