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Catch of the Day, Patterson Park

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 1:25pm

Halloween Parade

catch of the day fish (2)Alright, maybe you don’t even need us to remind you. After all, the Great Halloween Lantern Parade is now as much of a Baltimore institution as the lights on 34th Street. But at the same time, we’d be remiss if we didn’t say it loud and clear: GO! GO! GO! Don’t miss it! The lantern parade is just one of those things that makes one feel all warm and fuzzy and geez-I-love-my-city-ish. It’s free to attend, perfect for kids and adults alike, and you can be as involved (Bring a lantern! Bring five! Dress up! Enter a contest! Volunteer!) or uninvolved (Just show up and spectate!) as you want. Anything goes. Just make sure to come ready for some major good feelings and gorgeous visuals. Read More →

Health and Fitness, That Nature Show

Chronic Illness Awareness Month

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 10:00am

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. 

It’s Pinktober. Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’m all for it, all pink-frosted donuts, and ribbons, and running shoes. Like the bumper sticker says (and I find both soft-core-y and infantilizing):  Save the ta-tas. My mother had a double mastectomy in her thirties, and survived. My mother-in-law died of the disease. Read More →

House of the Day

House of the Day: Roland Ave. Beauty with Potential, Needs TLC

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 4:24pm

$315,000
5101 Roland Avenue, Wyndhurst
6 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
5101 Roland Avenue
5101 Roland Avenue
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House of the Day, Monkton, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Monkton Farmhouse, ‘Whispering Pines’, Circa 1850, With Pool and Bank Barn

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 4:34pm

$664,000
16501 York Road, Monkton
5 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
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Bolton Hill, Catch of the Day

Visit the MICA Haunted House for Halloween

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 1:05pm

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catch of the day fish (2)Those kids over at MICA are known for creating some amazingly beautiful stuff and some amazingly weird stuff. But since 2009, a dedicated group of them have also committed to making some amazingly scary stuff– at least for Halloween. And so the MICA Haunted House Club is proud to bring us the 2014 MICA Haunted House. It’s the only one in Baltimore City, apparently and is a pretty large scale, intricately detailed, immersive, and genuinely horrifying haunted house. This year, they’ve apparently even upped their game–so who knows what horrors lie in store?

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Bohemian Rhapsody, Featured

Is There Email After Death?

23 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 8:00am

jane and hy

Jane and Hy

 

For Jen Michalski

Dear Mom,

As it has been six and a half years since we last spoke, we really have a lot to talk about. Marriages, births, deaths, graduations, all sorts of good news and bad. Your little namesake started high school in September, and just a couple of weeks ago, your pal Leon Katz died. I so wanted to call you to discuss it, to reminisce about the old days, the old crowd, Jane and Hy, Diane and Leon, Nancy and Caesar, Lois and Emmett. Maybe you would have told me things I couldn’t have known as a child. I would love some fifty-year-old gossip. Read More →

Featured, Greenspring Valley, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Country House In The Greenspring Valley: A Nice View From the Top

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 12:21pm

Hot House: 405 Chatolanee Hill Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

 

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Brick Georgian colonial style house with slate roof, circa 1930, with more recent two-story wing additions on both sides. Six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, over three levels. Luxurious master suite. Cook’s kitchen, breakfast room overlooking pool, library/family room with wet bar, fireplace and French doors opening to private, landscaped four acres. Very fine gardens with hardscaping and attached garage: $1,995,000 Read More →

House of the Day, Patterson Park, Real Estate & Home

House of the Day: Townhouse Near Patterson Park With Garage, Roofdeck and Studio Loft

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 4:00pm

$425,000
217 Collington Avenue South, Upper Fells Point
3 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
217 Collington Avenue South Read More →

Big Fish, Featured, Schools

Big Fish: Onward and Upward With New Goucher President Jose Bowen

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 2:53pm

jose brown

Jose Bowen’s CV is 33 pages long, and it reads like a how-to guide to a liberal arts education. A musicologist with four Stanford degrees under his belt, starting with a B.S. in Chemistry, Bowen has risen quickly through the ranks of academia – at Stanford, the University of Southampton (England), Georgetown University, Miami University, and for the past eight years, as Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Read More →

Catch of the Day

Halloween Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt!

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 1:21pm

Zombie Hunt

Nothing makes Halloween more Halloween-y than a hearty dose of real, live (or, undead, rather) zombies. And some actual woods during actual nighttime definitely up the fear factor there. This year marks the second annual Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt being held at Robert E. Lee Park. This year, it’s back by popular demand (at least from those who survived last year). It’s a chance to run and hide from brain-eating ghouls, all while trying to collect items along the trail, and outlasting your fellow hunters. It’s not for the faint of heart, but then, what zombie-oriented activity is? Read More →

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