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Meet Bear, MDSPCA’s Pet of the Week–Plus, a Celebration

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 4:04pm

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Please say hello to…

Bear, 2 years old, 57 lbs., neutered male, Hound/Rottweiler

 Hi hi hi! I’m a fun, energetic, and friendly fella looking for new home before the holidays. I should probably attend obedience training since I’m kinda goofy at the moment. So if you need an active companion to bring a little excitement to your home, come visit me at the Maryland SPCA adoption center today.

Also, some good news: Last weekend, our 500th pet was adopted from Project Adopt at White Marsh Mall. Project Adopt is the Maryland SPCA’s satellite adoption center. In addition to this milestone, we’re coming up on our one-year-anniversary since Project Adopt opened.

To celebrate this milestone and to celebrate our up-coming one-year-anniversary, we are honoring adopters with a special reception on Saturday, November 22nd.

The 1st adopters and their cat Lucy will be attending and will be presented a new collar with a Pet ID tag that says “I was the 1st adoption at Project Adopt.” The 500th adopters and their kitten, Jaimie Lynn, will be attending and will be presented with a new collar that says “I was the 500th adoption at Project Adopt.”

All other adopters from Project Adopt have been invited to attend (without pets) and will be thanked during ceremony. Refreshments will be served immediately following.

To continue to celebrate these two milestones, the MD SPCA will be waiving adoption fees for cats and reducing adoption fees for kittens at Project Adopt on Friday, November 21, Saturday, November 22, and Sunday November 23.

When: Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m.

Where: White Marsh Mall, Upper Level next to JC Penney. (8200 Perry Hall Blvd. Nottingham, MD)

 

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Kevin Plank Ponies Up $25M for Terps’ New Football Facility

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 2:30pm

New Cole Field House rendering (U of Md.)

New Cole Field House rendering (U of Md.)

Those rumors about the University of Maryland’s plans to turn Cole Field House into a football practice facility are true, and, of course, Kevin Plank is in the mix. Read More →

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Would-Be Park Trash Dumper Gets Truck Impounded Instead

1 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 City Doubles Rat Control Patrols

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 3:58pm

Okay, so it's not quite this bad -- yet.

It’s time for reinforcements.

WYPR’s R. Kenneth Burns asked the mayor if it was called “Rat Stat.” Baltimore City officials dubbed it the Rat Rubout. Whatever its name happens to be, the city is taking an alley-by-alley approach to dealing with the rat infestation so its not just a fishing expedition. Here’s the plan: Read More →

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Join B’more Solar Energy Co-op and Save Big

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 11:20am

Baltimore Interfaith Solar Co-op gest area solar buyers deep discounts by buying as one group. Now that's kumbaya harmony.

Baltimore Interfaith Solar Co-op helps buyers get deep discounts by buying as one group.

If you’ve had the slightest inkling that solar-powered electricity may work for your home, you should check out the Baltimore Interfaith Solar co-op. The solar co-op was created by two very cool non-profits, Interfaith Power & Light and Community Power Network, and any Baltimore City and Baltimore County homeowner can join until November 30th.

The co-op’s mission is simple: help bring affordable renewable energy to everyday homeowners. By bringing a bunch of solar buyers together and bidding as one group, the co-op’s recent fall bid netted a 30 percent discount as compared to buying a system on your own.

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Mt. Vernon Teen Starts Legwarmer Business, Meets the President

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 8:15am

Lily DeBell meets the president

President Barack Obama greets from left: Jesse Horine, Lily DeBell, and Ambar Romero.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Lily DeBell, 14, has been knitting for five years. Recently, she parlayed her skill into an Etsy shop that sells legwarmers, a $25,000 entrepreneurship prize, and an invitation to the White House. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Tree-Killing Beetle Threat Uprooted at Port of Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 5:04pm

Longhorn Beetle (via U.S. CBP)

Longhorn Beetle (via U.S. CBP)

Homeland Security agents stationed at the Port of Baltimore uncovered a pest that could’ve put trees at risk in Maryland, and beyond. Read More →

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LGBT Equality Advocates Give High Marks to Baltimore Companies

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 4:28pm

via Human Rights Campaign

via Human Rights Campaign

When it comes to LGBT equality in the workplace, Baltimore, and Maryland in general, both get high marks from an influential group. Read More →

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What’s for Dinner? (One Mother Confesses)

5 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 9:50am

overworked momWhen University of Baltimore MFA student Melinda Cianos suddenly realized she’d never shown her family how to serve themselves dinner, she felt called to instruct.

My father worked at Bethlehem Steel for 20-some years and my mother never finished high school. There weren’t conversations around the dinner table, or elsewhere in the house for that matter, about how and why I should attend college, so I didn’t. I started a family at 22 years old; I had more than enough to keep me busy so I don’t how not having a degree found its way in to start gnawing at me, but it did. I looked away from it until I was 34, at which time I thought, “I’m ready.” What I didn’t realize was that I might be the only one in my household who was. Read More →

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