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Wine School: Cider in Season

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 12:30pm

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One thing I heartily look forward to every harvest season is the arrival of apple cider at the farmers’ market. Admittedly, I seldom make the trip in the pre-dawn hours my husband does, but almost always there’s a quart of that copper nectar waiting in the fridge on Saturday morning. Even the baby loves it. Read More →

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The View from Halcyon: A Thanksgiving Table

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10:40am

We are shocked that it’s already Thanksgiving! Recently, we’ve been consumed with the re-opening of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s American Wing and 100th Anniversary Gala, which took place last weekend. The great main entrance on Art Museum Drive re-opens for public use on Sunday, November 23, so please come and see all of the hard work, new galleries and great art!

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Here at Halcyon, Thanksgiving is all about the family. They are arriving from up and down the East Coast and we’re excited to see them. Thanksgiving Day is low-key and slow. The menu has been planned ahead and the shopping has been finished. The kitchen is essentially the heart of the home, with a small sitting room with a fireplace just off of it and a couple of comfortable chairs. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Culture, Featured, Shop Local

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

0 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10:00am

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Get Up & Go! Dive into the Holidays!

You don’t need us to tell you that this week brings with it an avalanche of sales, specials, and promotions throughout the city and beyond. But we’ve definitely got a few highlights to share, and some choice activities to help keep your sanity as the holiday season comes bursting in. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

House of Cards, Veep Tax Breaks Aren’t Worth It, State Report Says

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 3:32pm

casting callYou may love all of the restaurant sightings and fake campaign buses that go along with having political TV shows filming in town, but a state agency says the tax credits that provide incentive for TV producers to film D.C.-set shows in Baltimore aren’t a good investment for Maryland. Read More →

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Shopping Report: No Sleep ‘Til Black Friday

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 3:00pm

Shopping Report

By Kit Waskom Pollard

The big story this week is Thanksgiving but there’s plenty going on outside the kitchen as stores gear up for the holiday shopping frenzy.

  • Get a jump start on holiday shopping at the Friends School Parents Association’s 29th annual Holly Fest, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd.
  • During November, Urban Threads is offering 10% off blanket purchases with the donation of a gently used, clean blanket. Collected blankets will be donated to Mutts Matter Rescue, Grassroots and other local shelters.
  • Through December 7th, receive 20% off select merchandise, during South Moon Under’s Holiday 2014 event. For online purchases, use the code HOLIDAY20.

 

On Black Friday, November 28th, stores all over the region will go crazy with extended hours and sales. Here’s just a taste of what’s happening around town:

  • Harbor East shops will feature extended hours and sales – don’t miss Sassanova’s deep discounts on shoes, clothing and accessories.
  • Stop by Nouveau in Belvedere Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a Black Friday/Moving Day celebration complete with live music, refreshments, a martini bar and – of course – discounts.
  • Towson Town Center shops will open as early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open as late as 1 a.m. on Saturday.

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Would-Be Park Trash Dumper Gets Truck Impounded Instead

2 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 9:01am

This trash does NOT belong in a park. Photo via Friends of Herring Run Parks Facebook page.

This trash does NOT belong in a park. Photo via Friends of Herring Run Parks Facebook page.

Do you know what you shouldn’t do? Dump trash in Baltimore’s city parks. (Or any park anywhere.)

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Joe Flacco and Wife Dana Are Expecting Again

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 7:45am

Joe Flacco and his wife Dana are expecting

The Flaccos’ second son, Daniel, on his first birthday. VIa Twitter

“Team Flacco” is growing. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco just announced that he and his wife Dana are expecting their third child in January. Read More →

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Baltimore Is the Best Place in the US to Flip a House

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 7:25am

Baltimore Is the Best Place in the Country to Flip a House

When it comes to return on investment, house flippers are getting a better deal in Baltimore than anywhere else in the country. Read More →

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Maryland’s Most Dangerous City is…Elkton

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 3:32pm

Movoto's depiction of Baltimore crime.

Movoto’s depiction of Baltimore crime.

Baltimore is used to ranking high on lists that point out “dangerous” and “deadly” cities in the country. In a list of Maryland’s most dangerous cities to live, then, it may seem like Baltimore would seem destined for the top spot. But that’s not the case. Read More →

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Natty Boh Wasn’t Sold to Russians, After All

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 1:46pm

natty_bohBaltimore already saw beloved local brew National Bohemian leave town years go. But earlier this fall, the town was shocked all over again when news came through that ownership of Mr. Boh was decamping for Russia. Well, turns out the deal to sell Natty Boh’s parent company to a Russian company. Read More →

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