Gift Guides, Giving, Harbor East, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

The 2015 Harbor East Gift Guide is Here! The Joy Guide Includes Fabulous Black Friday Savings

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 27, 2015 9:00am


‘Tis the season for #HarborJoy at Harbor East, where the shopping is magical, the dining is divine and there are oh-so-many ways to celebrate the holidays. In our 2015 “Joy Guide,” we’ve selected some of our favorite holiday gift ideas sure to elicit “oohs” and “aahs” from all. Shop merrily, give blissfully at Harbor East this season.

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Catch of the Day, Greenspring Valley, Shop Local

Incredible Black Friday Sales at Stevenson Village

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 1:00pm

catch of the day fish (2)Ah, Black Friday. Some of us have been scoping out the upcoming deals for weeks. Others have been simply planning to slip into a turkey-and-mashed-potato coma until the holiday weekend is over. But with Thanksgiving here, the holiday season is officially upon us. And that means shopping. Most of us have a lot of people to check off our lists– and that means lots of shopping. But do not fret. Save yourself from the chaos of navigating big box stores and the maze of mall parking lots. Go small and go local. Go to Stevenson Village, and thank us later. Tucked away in the hills of Greenspring Valley, Stevenson Village is the kind of place that you want to do your shopping. Surrounded by rolling farmland, the air is crisp and the place is full of charm. Each small shop is totally unique– which means your gifts will earn that coveted “where did you find this??” reaction. And shopping at small, independently owned boutiques means that the owners will be right there, eager to help you find the perfect thing for everyone on your list. And not only will there be fantastic deals, Diner on the Go Food Truck will be on hand to help keep you fueled as you shop– making this Stevenson Village’s first Food Truck Friday.

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Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home, Towson

Classy Victorian Estate In West Towson: Heated Pool, Guesthouse, Gardens — Just Needs A Name

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 11:00am

Hot House: 620 Chestnut Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21204


Victorian-style frame house circa 1928, with shingle roof and wide front veranda. 6,095 sq. feet over three stories, with unfinished basement. Five bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths. Large rooms with high ceilings, elevator, entry foyer with fireplace. Five fireplaces total. Double living room, formal dining room, sunroom, 2 master bedroom suites, each with sitting room. Central A/C. Heated pool, two story guesthouse, 2 car garage, off street circular driveway, brick patio, gardens: $1,345,000 Read More →

Featured, GreenLaurel, Money & Power

Balto County Axes ‘Rain Tax’ But Offers No Plan to Fix Pollution

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 11:16am

Baltimore County Council Members voted unanimously to repeal stormwater fee. County Executive Kamenetz opposed fee repeal. Photo: B. Sorak

Baltimore County Council voted unanimously to repeal stormwater fee. Baltimore County Executive Kevin B. Kamenetz opposed fee repeal. Photo: B. Sorak

As expected, all seven Baltimore County Council members voted to axe the recently imposed stormwater fee. Unlike most other states with major U.S. cities, Maryland has punted on earnestly tackling our urban runoff pollution. The 2012 Watershed Protection and Restoration Program created a dedicated bucket of cash funded by homeowners and businesses to pay for federally-mandated urban runoff cleanup. Here’s what we know: Baltimore County residents and businesses won’t pay the fee, but the county will still invest $16 million per year to stop city grime from freely flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. The “rain tax” political process is disheartening. And, once again, our supposed “Chesapeake Bay jewel” is the football in another political game.

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Featured, Lifeline, Links, My Real Life Modern Family

The Wisdom in Dirty Laundry

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 10:35am

clothes_basketChristopher Justice, a professor at the University of Baltimore, reflects on his time in the deep, dark basement of his family home washing clothes and decoding his kids’ secret habits.

As the father of two teenagers, ages 15 and 14, I never thought I’d say this, but one of the greatest joys of fatherhood has been washing their laundry. Before you call your local child services agency, let me explain. Let’s rewind about 10 years. Read More →

Hot House, Links, Parkton, Real Estate & Home

Historic Farmhouse On 10 Acres In Parkton: Barn, Stream And Pasture Optional

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 4:00pm

Hot House: 18207 Bunker Hill Road, Parkton MD 21120


Stone and frame colonial style farmhouse, circa 1896 (possibly older), well-maintained, with later addition and recent wood shingle roof. Includes pool, 4-car garage, several outbuildings and 10 acres of land. House has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths over three levels, floored attic. Entrance foyer, living /dining room, library, family room. Galley kitchen. Master bedroom suite with sep. bath and shower. All bedrooms have fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Separate land parcel with 8.12 acres includes stream and pasture Additional 8.5 acres also available, separately priced, with fine old barn. House with 10 acres,  $984,900 (8.12 acre parcel is $527,900)


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Cool Rents, Real Estate & Home

Cool Rents: Open Loft Apartments

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 16, 2015 1:30pm

There have been a few recent searches on Baltimore Fishbowl for Loft-Style Apartments, so we thought we’d reach back into the archives and share a couple of posts we’ve done spotlighting three great loft-style apartment communities in the City.  Take a gander…if you’re interested, make sure to contact the leasing office for the current rates.

Baltimore Lofts – Living in Spacious Luxury

Orig. posted Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 – Written by:
Loft Style at 1901 South Charles

Loft Style at 1901 South Charles

From Station North’s grand old warehouses to the mills of Hampden and Woodberry, these buildings stand as vivid reminders of Baltimore’s industrial history. Read More →

GreenLaurel, Money & Power

People Power: Fixing Climate Change Happens in Annapolis

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 11:01am

Global greenhouse gas reducing targets will be executed at the state level bringing solutions closer to home.

Global greenhouse gas reducing targets will be executed at the state level bringing solutions closer to home.

The adage ‘think global, act local’ also refers to climate change. Us ‘little people’ have more power than assumed, as these sweeping climate change initiatives – future Paris climate treaty and the Clean Power Plan – are actually legislated and executed state-by-state. Maryland’s state senators and delegates, in concert with Governor Hogan, will legislate greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy regulations. Did you know that Baltimore legislators are eco-power-brokers, and chair both the Senate and House environmental committees. Who knew you were so powerful and could impact climate change closer to home?

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Evergreen, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

A Berkeley Bungalow In Evergreen: Former Episcopal Convent, With Lacrosse Sized Yard

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 11:02am

Hot House: 4632 Schenley Road, Baltimore, MD 21210


Arts & Crafts California-style bungalow, circa 1922, stucco with wood trim, large covered front porch and newer shingle roof. Five bedrooms, 3 full baths over 2,730 sq. ft. Main level with entrance foyer, sunroom, living room with gas fireplace, dining, family, master suite and eat-in kitchen. Hardwood floors, new windows, original architectural details. Unfinished basement and attic. Central air, 2-car detached garage and .4 acre yard: $499,900 ( recent price cut) Read More →

Catch of the Day, Harbor East, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Christopher Schafer Celebrates 5 Amazing Years…and We Celebrate His New Online Store

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 06, 2015 1:00pm

Streetcar - photo by Jackie Borowski

Streetcar – photo by Jackie Borowski

catch of the day fish (2)

You know we love Christopher Schafer and all he does. You may have heard us sing his praises for his work with the Baltimore Fashion Alliance— which promotes local designers and helps creative, fashion-minded Baltimoreans find their footing in the fashion industry. Or perhaps we were in awe of the time and labor he gives to Sharp Dressed Man, through which he supports low-income men re-entering the workforce by providing them with high quality, gently used menswear– which can often make or break a man’s opportunities for employment. But all of that isn’t even Schafer’s primary occupation.  For the last five years, Schafer has been Baltimore’s leading clothier for gorgeous, unique menswear– making this town just that much more easy on the eyes. And every local man with an eye for style is grateful for that (as are the women who love them). Well, today Schafer’s circle of influence is about to widen, as the clothier launches his new online store– a first for the company. Online, customers will be able to purchase Schafer’s handmade silk ties, bow ties, pocket squares and accessories. And since this also marks the company’s 5th Anniversary, there’s even an added perk– Schafer’s way of celebrating and saying “thank you.” Read More →

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