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Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Season. I Think.

1 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 12:30pm


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. 

The pumpkin spice latte is baaaack, and  “it’s pretty polarizing.” Here’s how to make one at home if you are in Camp Pumpkin Spice 4-Ever, as I am.

If the words “pumpkin” and “spice” are being bandied about it’s officially fall. That means I plug in my light box in the mornings from now until March because I am seasonally affected by this feeling that I call,  I-wish-I-could-hibernate-through-the-holidays-like-a-badger.

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Featured, Money & Power

Baltimore Is Rich. Wait, What?

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 10:04am


The richest metro area in the country bar far is Washington DC, with a median household income of around $90,000. That’s not too surprising, nor was I shocked to hear about #2 (San Francisco) or #3 (Boston). But who would’ve thought that the fourth-richest metro area in the country was… Baltimore!?

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Culture, Featured

Look for Kevin Sherry’s Beautiful Art Pieces at the Baltimore Book Festival This Weekend

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 9:45am

Kevin Sherry's Baltimore Book Festival art pieces

In addition to the “hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine” at the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend, you can enjoy beautiful stand-up art pieces designed by Baltimore-based author-illustrator Kevin Sherry. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

NFL Sponsors Have Shifted Ads Away from Ravens Games

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 26, 2014 9:15am

NFL sponsors

Photo via Russell Street Report

According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter — tacitly confirmed by CBS — one national sponsor of the NFL has asked that its ads not air during Ravens games (or, for that matter, Vikings games). Another asked that its ad be shifted to another slot during coverage of the Sept. 11 game, “likely away from a discussion of the violence issue,” specifically Ray Rice’s assault, during the pregame report on CBS. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Schools

Tailgating Not Banned at Towson

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 10:19am


Yesterday, Towson University officials rejected a controversial ban on student tailgating, to the relief of Student Government Association president Kevin Kutner. “Yes, there are some issues we needed to address, but at the end of the day, the university needs to trust their students. I wish students would be able to have more freedom with this kind of thing,” Kutner told the Baltimore Sun. Of course, for the administration to trust students, students need to prove that they can be trusted.

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Featured, Health and Fitness

Enterovirus Arrives in Maryland

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 10:08am


It’s no Ebola, but the fast-spreading respiratory infection called Enterovirus 68 has parents across the nation in a minor state of panic. That’s because enterovirus presents pretty much the same as the common cold in most patients… but a certain percentage of children develop serious breathing problems from uncontrollable wheezing and coughing, and have to be hospitalized.

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Culture, Featured, Money & Power

McKeldin Fountain to Be Demolished, Made into a Park in 2015

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 8:56am

McKeldin FountainThe developers in charge of revamping McKeldin Plaza have been talking about demolishing the brutalist McKeldin Fountain for a year now. And now they’ve got the funding approved by the Baltimore Board of Estimates and a target schedule for the project. Dowtown Partnership has “every intention of beginning demolition in the third quarter of 2015,” according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

Within six to nine months of groundbreaking, the triangular plaza at the corner of Pratt and Light streets will be made into a park.

If you’re the ice-skating type, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to bid your fond farewells to the brazenly inelegant fountain this winter. An ice rink will be installed at the plaza in November.

Culture, Featured

Historic Mayfair Theatre Damaged in Two-Alarm Fire

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 8:22am

Mayfair TheatreA vacant building that sits adjacent to the Mayfair Theatre in downtown Baltimore caught fire yesterday. The two-alarm blaze caused external damage to the historic theater, according to fire department spokesman Ian Brennan. It is not yet known what kind of internal damage has been done.

The fire was reported around 12:20 p.m and brought under control an hour later.

The Mayfair has sat vacant since the late 1980s, when it stopped showing films. The city-owned building has been designated a Baltimore City landmark since 2011. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Orioles playoff tickets available Monday for general public

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 4:46pm

photo by Amy Langrehr

photo by Amy Langrehr

After eliminating the Yankees today, the Baltimore Orioles get one last crack at Derek Jeter and his pinstriped partners Thursday night. But even it rains on the shortstop’s going away party, the team knows that crisp October skies await as a result of last week’s playoff clinch. The season reset that comes with the postseason also means a new scrum for coveted Orioles playoff tickets. On Wednesday, the Orioles laid out the complete menu of options for the team’s upcoming home games in the American League Division Series. Bandwagon jumpers, beware: season ticket holders have a major advantage in the hunt for admission to a game. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Amid body camera debate, video shows Baltimore police beating man during arrest

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 3:46pm

Still from video, via CBS Baltimore

Still from video, via CBS Baltimore

For the second time in a week, Baltimore police are confronting a video that showed an officer using violent force during an arrest. The latest incident comes as city officials push for all officers to wear body cameras.

The latest incident happened early Tuesday outside a Greenmount Avenue nightclub. According to the Baltimore Sun, a group of five officers used batons and Tasers while arresting a man, Jamar Kennedy, outside Melba’s Place.

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