Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home, Roland Park

A Roland Park Cottage, Once Home To Afghanistan’s President

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015 11:00am

Hot House: 4910 Wilmslow Road, Baltimore, MD 21210


Stucco cottage, Arts and Crafts style, circa 1920, with shingle roof and covered front porch. Five bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,344 square feet over four levels, in good condition. Original architectural detail, Georgia heart pine floors, living room fireplace, recent high velocity central A/C, landscaped yard, no garage: $465,500 Read More →

Culture, Featured, Station North

The Marquee of The Centre Theater Will Light Up Tonight

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015 10:03am

The Centre

Photo by Eric Hatch

We’ve watched with excitement as non-profit developer Jubilee Baltimore has renovated The Centre, a theater in Station North that was active from 1939 to 1959. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

Under Armour Plans to Create Its Own Neighborhood

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015 9:06am


For the past few years, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank has been buying up land in South Baltimore. Yesterday, the Baltimore Sun reported that Plank has finally revealed his master plan: He basically wants to create an entirely new, trendy neighborhood for Baltimore.

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Featured, Giving

Wes Moore Champions #The Work

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 4:39pm

Wes and Dawn Moore (photo: Steven Presbury)

Wes and Dawn Moore (photo: Steven Presbury)

With vodka cocktails named “The Work” and life-sized placards of his latest book circulating as a photo prop, the glamorous party that unfolded at Four Seasons Baltimore on Saturday evening appeared to be cast as a celebration of Wes Moore. Surrounded by family and friends from many stages of his life, as well as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other dignitaries, the author and youth advocate was certainly the center of attention. But he opted to direct the spotlight toward others. Read More →

Featured, Getting In

College Counseling 

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 3:20pm

I am so grateful for the questionnaire that we were asked to complete by the private college counselors we have engaged to help us build John’s college list for applications. It asks questions like: “How would you describe your son’s or daughter’s personality and values?” and “What is his or her greatest achievement?”

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Featured, Money & Power

5 Reasons Barbara Mikulski Is a ‘Giant’ of the U.S. Senate

2 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 2:13pm


Senator Barb is stepping down. On Monday morning in Fell’s Point, Barbara Mikulski announced she won’t seek another term as U.S. Senator in 2016.  As it usually goes these days, the news was out before the announcement was made, and the conversation about who was going to replace her started while the mic was still hot. But before we move to the next news cycle, let’s take a moment to look at what Baltimore and Maryland will lose as the 78-year-old Mikulski ends her long, influential tenure in Washington: Read More →

Big Fish, Featured

Big Fish: Q & A With the Co-Founders of Planit, Baltimore’s Ad Agency for a New Age

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 11:00am


BFFs: Matt Doud and Ed Callahan, co-founders of Planit

In November, 2014, Ad Age named Baltimore’s Planit one of the best places to work in advertising and media.  Planit is a strategic, digitally minded agency that leads campaigns for national and global clients. It is centered on the belief that its employees will have fun, work hard, and think big.  Unlike traditional agencies, Planit separates itself into three service groups – strategic, creative and client, all of which generate ideas to change and challenge the current marketplace through digital, non-digital PR and social media.  The company’s approach addresses the needs of a wide range of clients including McCormick Foods, DeWalt, Mally Beauty, NPR, Acura, and Under Armour. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Innovative New Early College School Opens in Baltimore

2 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 9:10am


Bard College has a long history of educational innovation; now one of its most popular offerings, the early college program, is opening a brand-new school in Baltimore in the Fall of 2015. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Chewing the Fat: John Shields of Gertrude’s

6 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 2:05am


I really thought I knew John Shields. And maybe you think you know him, too. Baltimore. Chesapeake Bay. Crab Cakes. But there is so much more. I honestly could have listened to his stories all day long. We only had an hour.  Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured

The View From Halcyon Farm: Spring is Coming

0 Written by: | Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10:30am

Although there is still plenty of snow on the ground, and the temperatures are supposed to drop to the low teens again this weekend, signs that spring is coming are all around us. From the sun setting at almost 6:00 p.m. to the flip of the calendar page on Sunday, spring’s is almost here!

It’s hard to believe that the clocks change next week, and for many of us, that’s cause for celebration. Yes, we will have to endure some dark mornings, but really, what are you doing at that hour anyway?


Have you started thinking about your garden yet? All winter long, we’ve been perusing seed and bulb catalogues like the one from White Flower Farm in Connecticut. They always have a great selection of annuals, perennials and roses. How about this gorgeous rose named after Princess Charlene of Monaco?

PC Rose

If you didn’t remember to plant your bulbs last fall, it’s a little late to do it for this year. But if you’ve planted bulbs in the past, you might begin to see shoots from them in the next few weeks. In England, the first thing to burst through the frozen ground are the snowdrops. Meadows and woodlands are blanketed with beautiful and tiny white snowdrops. Read More →

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