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Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Catch of the Day, Featured

Free Performances and Puppet Making with Black Cherry

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 3:00pm

Black Cherry

catch of the day fish (2)Free Fall Baltimore is still here. And one of our favorite local institutions, Black Cherry Puppet Theater is keeping it alive with two more awesome weekends of performances and workshops at their charming spot in SoWeBo (right across from Hollins Market). This Sunday and next, you can take the kids (or yourself) down to the puppet theater for a free puppet performance of either Billy Goats Gruffkin (that’s this weekend) or The Sultan’s Review (next weekend). Between performances, the company will also offer free puppet making workshops in their outdoor garden. And you don’t need us to tell you that the weather is perfect for that.

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The Week in Review

Week in Review: Top Posts From Baltimore Fishbowl, Oct. 10-17

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 5:21pm

baltboxThis week, Maryland’s medical facilities got directly involved in Ebola treatment, slices of Baltimore culture were exported around the country, and local food and drink spots were scenes of intricate crime plots, both real and imagined. It’s the Week in Review for Oct. 10-17:

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House of the Day

House of the Day: Worthington Valley Estate on the Auction Block

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 4:24pm

$900,000
2449 Tufton Avenue, Glyndon
3 bedroom(s), 5 bathroom(s)
2449 Tufton Avenue
2449 Tufton Avenue
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Catch of the Day, Featured

Glassybaby Pop-Up Shops at Mouth Party and En Olivier

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 1:16pm

Glassybaby
catch of the day fish (2)We’re just going to assume that you’ve had at least one Mouth Party caramel during your life in Baltimore. And if you’ve had one, it’s probably safe to assume that you then had another…and another…and another. Because they’re just that good. Now, what you may not have heard of is Glassybaby– the incredible project started by Lee Rhodes that combines the art of glassblowing with fundraising for cancer patients and research. It may sound like an unlikely combination, but the story that brought Glassybaby into existence makes it all somehow make sense, and enhances the beauty of each unique piece of glass art that is a Glassybaby.

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That Nature Show

That Nature Show: The Fungus Among Us

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 12:00pm

Mushrooms_in_the_grass

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. 

Husb., a biology teacher, likes t-shirts with Sheldon-y, Big Bang Theory inside-joke science slogans on them and I like to get them for him. He has one with the molecular formula for caffeine on it. (Yay! Caffeine! “The most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world.”) Another, one of my personal favorites says, “Stand back, I’m going to try Science. ” Another asserts, “I’m A Fungi.”

Teehee! Oh, you wee silly science folk, y’all are so adorable with your weak humor I want to be one of you. Read More →

Culture, MillenniHell

The Bullying Goes On: From Hi-tech Tactics to Simple, Animal-like Behavior

4 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 1:00pm

Photo courtesy of howstuffworks.com

Photo courtesy of howstuffworks.com

Cyberbullying is the latest buzzword in the war against bullying. School-based lectures and wide-scale campaigns denouncing cyberbullying have beaten the message into adolescents that posting mean stuff online about someone you know can be extremely painful to the victim, resulting in despair, isolation and, in extreme cases, suicide. But the bullying goes on. Read More →

Cross Keys, House of the Day, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Two-Story Penthouse With Tennis, Pools, Shopping, At Harbor House, Cross Keys

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 4:25pm

$348,500
111 Hamlet Hill Road, Cross Keys
2 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
1,988 square feet
111 Hamlet Hill Road
111 Hamlet Hill Road
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Catch of the Day

The Stoop Storytelling Gets Spooky

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 1:42pm

 

Storytelling

Courtesy of bmoremedia.com

catch of the day fish (2)Storytelling has always been an integral part of American culture. And while new-fangled technology (you know, motion pictures and the like) certainly did its part to shove storytelling out of the cultural spotlight, it’s been making a big comeback in recent years. If you’re a fan of The Moth podcast, or even programs like This American Life, you know the power that can come from someone simply telling you a story while you just sit back and take it all in. The Stoop Storytelling Series is Baltimore’s own local version of that. Each Stoop evening features a theme, with folks just like you and me (but with a little extra bravery) getting up to tell their own personal, true stories on that theme. And coming up…. Halloween edition, of course. Read More →

Lifeline, My Real Life Modern Family

Forget He/She: Going Gender Neutral in the Classroom

8 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 12:00pm

blog.lib.mn.eduWhen Goucher prof Kathy Flann encounters a writing student who wants to remain gender neutral in class, she’s happy to try to comply, but finds it far harder than she expected.

Just before the spring semester, I received an email from a student I had not yet met. We were soon to begin several months together in Introduction to Fiction Writing, a class that attracted mainly first-year students.

I just wanted to give you a heads up on something before class starts. I identify as a genderqueer person and I use gender neutral pronouns. So instead of referring to me as “he/she” or “him/her”, please use the singular “they” instead. It is totally understandable if you slip up a few times as I do often appear quite feminine, but I really appreciate your effort in this as it makes me pretty uncomfortable when people refer to me using female pronouns. If you find neutral pronouns to be overly cumbersome, I would also accept my name used in the place of pronouns. Thank you so much for your consideration. Read More →

Featured, Hot House, Poplar Hill, Real Estate & Home

Picturesque Former Carriage House and Stables, Circa 1920, In Poplar Hill: But …

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 1:01pm

Hot House: 909 Poplar Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

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Former carriage house and stables, Bavarian style, in stone, half-timbered, with Vermont slate roof. Five bedrooms, 4 full baths, 3,201 sq. ft. over two levels. In good condition, but modified for group housing, with flexible floor plan, updated kitchen, office wing. Large front parking pad, carport, shared driveway. Large circular deck overlooks 1.5 acre landscaped gardens: $899,900 Read More →

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