Hunt Valley

Food & Drink, Hunt Valley, Links

Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL Festival this Sunday

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 1:30pm

20130711_184127 20130711_190009

Maryland has so many fantastic local companies crafting beer, wine  - and now many companies are expanding into mead, cider and fruit wines. And no, not all of them are excessively fruity and sweet. I’ve tried a few of Millstone and Distillery Lane’s ciders and really liked them! Highly recommend giving them a taste….and this Sunday you can head to the 2nd Annual Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL Cider & Mead event at the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture to do just that.

20130711_184830

The event is sponsored by the Maryland Wineries Association and will include tastings by Linganore Winecellars, Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery, Millstone Cellars, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, Great Shoals Winery and Charm City Meadworks, a brand new company located in Baltimore City. A farmers market will also include Juan Guacamole, The Project Resource Group, Bees by the Bay and Caprikorn Farms (cheese), among others. Live music by Sac Au Lait and Tom Larson.

20130711_185954

20130711_1812511

Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL is a free event but attendees may choose to purchase a tasting pass for $25.00 that includes a stemless wine glass and samples. Attendees may tour the grounds, browse produce from local farmers and enjoy the sights and sounds of the event. For more information, log onto www.marylandwine.com or call 410-252-WINE.

“As we continue to celebrate Maryland Wine Week, we are excited to feature some of the specialty products made in our state such as ciders, meads and fruit wines. There is such a variety from which to choose so there really is something for everyone,” said Kevin Atticks, Executive Director for Maryland Wineries Association.

20130711_190009

Eat-Drink-Go LOCAL is Sunday, July 20 from 12:00-6:00pm.

EDGL-CiderMead-300x114

 

House of the Day, Hunt Valley, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of the Day: Vintage Farmhouse Near Oregon Ridge, With Pond

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 16, 2014 4:07pm

$545,000
13203 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley
3 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
13203 Beaver Dam Road Read More →

Hunt Valley, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Sponsored Post

Direct Mortgage Loans Makes Paying for A Home Easy in 16 Days

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 12:00pm

The Direct Mortgage Loans Sweet16 Pledge compresses the process to just 16 days. The appraisal management firm is local – not nationally-based like most banks and credit unions. The in-house processing and underwriting keeps things moving at top speed for you and your buyer.

Direct Mortgage Loans

Hunt Valley, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Sponsored Post

Close Your Home in 16 Days with the Sweet 16 Pledge from Direct Mortgage Loans

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 10:00am

The Direct Mortgage Loans Sweet16 Pledge compresses the process to just 16 days. The appraisal management firm is local – not nationally-based like most banks and credit unions. The in-house processing and underwriting keeps things moving at top speed for you and your buyer.

rect500x600-settle in 16 days

Hunt Valley, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Sponsored Post

Direct Mortgage Loans Offers the Sweet 16 Pledge

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 4:30pm

The Direct Mortgage Loans Sweet16 Pledge compresses the process to just 16 days. The appraisal management firm is local – not nationally-based like most banks and credit unions. The in-house processing and underwriting keeps things moving at top speed for you and your buyer.

rect500x600-settle in 16 days

Hunt Valley, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Sponsored Post

Timing is Everything and Direct Mortgage Loans Knows It

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 4:00pm

rect500x600-settle in 16 days

Hunt Valley, Lifeline, Money & Power, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Sponsored Post

Unique and Personal Services from Direct Mortgage Loans

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 12:00pm

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that the real estate and mortgage landscape has shifted quite a bit in the last few years. But pretty much everyone—from those looking to buy their first home to those looking for a change of scenery or scale—could probably use some help navigating the process. After all, it’s a big step, and you’ll want to feel good about who’s by your side along the way. Some of the most innovative and personalized service out there comes from Direct Mortgage Loans (DML). The local privately-owned and operated lender manages everything from your application to your closing in-house. This means a shorter loan process (remember the nail-biting eons of waiting to hear approval?), and that your loan officer can keep you updated every step of the way. In fact, they’ve even got what they call their “Sweet 16 Pledge”—they bring everyone to the table in 16 days–without compromising quality, efficiency or accuracy. Wondering how they do it? It’s not magic—it’s just really good business.

26130e2

Michael Paul
Managing Partner • Direct Mortgage Loans LLC

Each of DML’s loan officers has an average of over seven years experience in mortgage banking, as well as training in federal law, ethics, and non-traditional lending. That means you’re working with someone who’s got pretty much the heftiest toolkit around, and all of the experience to make excellent use of it. After all, home-buying isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair, so individualized service only makes sense. That’s how they’ve built a business known for integrity and responsibility—even being named one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces in 2013 by the Baltimore Sun. And since they’re privately owned and a direct lender, none of their products or loans make them any more money than any others. This means they’re not trying to sell you something to benefit themselves—they’re selling you something to benefit you—since, as Michael Paul, one of the founding partners tells us, they have “no loyalty—except to our customers.” Now, isn’t that a novel idea for a mortgage company? That’s why they’ve also built personal relationships with local real estate professionals– helping to get homes sold with open houses, joint marketing, and more.

Though “creativity” isn’t necessarily the first word that comes to mind when you think of a mortgage lender, DML could make you think twice. Their dedication to the customer, and their vast knowledge of the myriad possibilities of how to make home-buying a reality for anyone truly make them stand out in a crowded (and complicated) industry.

DMLtag_HR

 

Food & Drink, Hunt Valley

Locapour Cider & Mead Festival Proves Summer Sweet Fun

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 15, 2013 1:12pm

If you didn’t make it to Locapour last Thursday, you missed out on the opportunity to taste Maryland’s best selection of locally produced ciders and meads.  Most of us know what hard cider is, but there were a lot of people at Locapour there to find out about mead.  Mead is the oldest recorded fermented beverage known to man, and has had many centuries to evolve from the drink of kings to the highly complex and delicious party-in-your mouth that can be found at your local wine shop.

Maryland Wineries Association teamed up with the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture to introduce Maryland to our local producers.

20130711_182737

Vendors set up shop along a tree-line walk way, with the smell of sweet summer in the air.

20130711_181840

Read More →

Featured, Harbor East, Health and Fitness, Hunt Valley, Lutherville

It’s National Health & Fitness Month: Celebrate With a Healthy Lifestyle at the MAC

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:00am

MAC May1

So, it’s National Health and Fitness Month. Maybe you’re already so on top of it that you’re reading this post on your iPhone while on mile five of your morning 10K. Or maybe this information makes you squirm a bit with the vague memory of that New Year’s resolution that somehow fell to the wayside somewhere along the line. But no matter. It’s never to late to start getting fit– and there are so many ways and reasons to do so, that there’s no need to panic. In fact, National Health and Fitness Month makes it easier than ever– not only because the weather is finally the kind you want to enjoy outside– but also because fitness centers such as the Maryland Athletic Club are offering great opportunities this month to use the facilities, take classes, and start getting healthy. We checked in with Sharon Nevins, Vice President of Marketing at the MAC to find out how they’re celebrating National Health and Fitness Month and how we can, too.

Baltimore Fishbowl: So May is National Health and Wellness Month. What does that mean? And what is the MAC doing to help celebrate it?

Sharon Nevins: National Health & Fitness Month was created to help shine a spotlight on the importance of exercise to be healthy. Our industry, along with the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” Campaign joined together to encourage everyone to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. MAC helps celebrate by opening its doors to the entire community to enjoy the MAC and get moving for 7 days. We also have designated community wide classes where non-members can try us out with others just like them.

BFB: That’s great! What an awesome opportunity for those of us who are interested in trying out a new gym. Now that the nice weather is finally here, what are some of the best outdoor exercises we can do to supplement our time at the gym? Baltimore has so many great outdoor spaces and activities. Any top picks or workout ideas?

SN: Just getting outside and walking is always nice. Baltimore also has some incredible trails for hiking. From the NCR trail to Loch Raven to Soldiers Delight and the B&A trail for biking. Whatever is fun and easy for you, you should do. The idea is to enjoy it (most of the time) so you keep up the habit. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Harbor East, Hunt Valley

The MAC Celebrates National Fitness and Sports Month

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 29, 2013 11:00am

MAC

catch of the day fish (2)So, apparently, May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and has been for some time. Somehow that got past us until this year. But it is fitting, since May is basically the last possible month to spend hitting the gym (or yoga studio, or running route, or Richard Simmons DVD) before beach season. Doing their part to help us observe National Physical Fitness & Sports Month is the MAC (Maryland Athletic Club & Wellness Center), which will open the doors at all of its locations to the public this month, issuing seven-day passes and hosting several community classes free of charge. Read More →

Most Comments This Week

2

Baltimore, Heaven for House-Flippers

Written by Rachel Monroe

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 10:25am

2

What Guy Fieri Thinks About Baltimore

Written by Rachel Monroe

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 10:53am

1

Sun Columnist Refutes Nat Geo's Baltimore Heroin Claim

Written by Robert OBrien

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 10:19am

Recent Comments

Jennifer
Nat Geo Is About to Make Baltimore Look Pretty Terrible

"Rose I agree, I wonder if they have looked into these other cities before claiming which...

muleskinner
Nat Geo Is About to Make Baltimore Look Pretty Terrible

"I live in the Baltimore metro area..Baltimore's population is almost 100% ghetto monkeys...

Amanda
This Week’s Ticket Winner to the Baltimore Seafood Festival is…

"Awesome! Please add me into the drawing for the free tickets! Thanks!

Mike Barnes
Nat Geo Is About to Make Baltimore Look Pretty Terrible

"Most big cities are drug infested why is it such a shock

Steve
This Week’s Ticket Winner to the Baltimore Seafood Festival is…

"Seafood festival and free tickets to boot ... count me in!

 

 

 

 

Find Doctors on ZocDoc