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Local Oysters and Crab – Fresh Everything at Mt. Washington Tavern

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 12:00pm

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Mt. Washington Tavern RAW BAR

A fresh oyster experience lies in store at Mt. Washington Tavern.  Enjoy a cold brew or cocktail and watch our expert shuckers opening piles of plump, succulent oysters, shrimp and other shellfish brought in fresh from local farms and purveyors each morning.

Feast on gourmet versions of traditional Maryland-style seafood. Our menu changes by the season, but always on tap:

  • Blue Point Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Colossal Steamed Shrimp (U-15′s, 6 or 12 to the order)
  • Award Winning Maryland Crab soup
  • Cream of Crab soup
  • Oysters of the Week- Different oyster each week from the East and West Coasts
  • Oyster Shooters

(from Mt. Washington Tavern website)

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Win a Gift Card Prize Pack Worth a Delicious $400 at the Harbor East Summer Sidewalk Sale

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 10:00am

Sidewalk Sale

The  juiciest sale of the summer – Harbor East’s Summer Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, August 10, 12-5PM.

Savor the last slice of summer with savings from Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, City Sports, Handbags in the City, Loafers & Laces, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Urban Chic, and White House/Black Market. Plus take advantage of Maryland Tax Free Week – kicking off today and running through Saturday, August 16!

As a thanks for stopping by, we’re serving up complimentary snowballs to help keep you cool!

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Fun New Weekend Wear and Easy Vacation Essentials from Liza Byrd Boutique

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 10:00am


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Fun new weekend wear styles and easy vacation essentials in store and on line.  If you happen to find yourself in Watch Hill, RI this weekend, swing by the show downtown and join Liza Byrd Boutique Friday August 1st 10-6 and Saturday August 2nd 9-4.

The Molly Top in Blue and White
The Molly Top in Blue and White
The Trisha Top in Petal Pink and White
The Trisha Top in Petal Pink and White
The Sandra Tunic in Navy Ikat with Embroidery
The Sandra Tunic in Navy Ikat with Embroidery


Money & Power, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

A Local Loan – Direct Mortgage Loans

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 12:00pm

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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.

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Tomorrow at The Ivy Bookshop: DAN FESPERMAN LAUNCH PARTY

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 28, 2014 4:00pm

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Dan Fesperman Launch Party

Tuesday, August 12th 7pm

Click Here to RSVP

Dan Fesperman launches his new novel of suspense and intrigue.

Unmanned is a psychologically gripping descent into the eerie realm of drone warfare, led by one pilot’s risky quest to expose its darkest secrets.

As an F-16 fighter pilot, Darwin Cole was a family man on top of his world. Now he’s a washout – drunk and alone in a trailer in the Nevada desert, and haunted by what he saw on the display of the Predator drone he “piloted,” especially by the memory of an Afghan child running for her life. He reluctantly teams up with three journalists seeking to discover the identity of the anonymous – and possibly rogue – intelligence operative who called the shots in Cole’s ill-fated drone mission. But in a surveillance culture, even the well-intentioned must sometimes run for their lives, especially when what they’re tracking leads to the very heart of that culture – in intelligence, in the military, and among the unchecked private contractors who stand to profit richly from the advancing technology . . . technology not just for use “over there,” but for right here, right now.

Dan Fesperman‘s travels as a writer have taken him to thirty countries and three war zones. Lie in the Dark won the Crime Writers’ Association of Britain’s John Creasey Memorial Dagger Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantanamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore.

Food & Drink, Hampden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Hampden Farmer’s Market – Goin’ ’til One, Hon

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 4:45pm



from Lou Catelli of Genco Pura, LTD:

Chef Bernard of The Corner BYOB, and Lou Catelli of Genco Pura LTD, are proud to sponsor and announce the first ever Hampden Farmers’ Market. Beginning Saturday May 17th, and running every Saturday until Thanksgiving, local farmers and vendors will be set up on Elm Avenue at 36th Street in the heart of glorious Hampden. The Hampden Farmers’ market will have an amazing selection of locally grown produce, meats and cheeses, eggs and dairy, breads and baked goods, and locally brewed coffee drinks. The hours of operation will be 9am until 1pm.

Additionally, The Corner BYOB will be offering a special brunch for shoppers of the Hampden Farmers’ Market. Bring anything that you buy from any of the vendors, and Chef Bernard will use those ingredients in the dishes prepared for you.

Remember while you are in Hampden, make sure to check out our perfect selection of shops, services, bars, and restaurants, all locally owned and operated.

Hampden Farmers’ Market TENTATIVE list of vendors:

Two Boots Farm
Stoney Ridge Farm
Sheep Hill Farm

Pluma Feliz Farms
Purple Sol Farm

The Corner Spore, aka The Mushroom Guy

Mobtown Meat snacks
Tanner’s Pickles
The Charmery
Spro Coffee
The Modest Florist
Cafe Hon
Stone Mill Bakery

with more vendors added weekly

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Lanvin, Phillip Lim, Dior For Next to Nothing at Love Me Two Times

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 2:00pm

Andrea, owner of Love Me Two Times, is back from Paris! She has brought some Parisian flavor home to Baltimore! This week Balenciaga shoes, Dior dresses, Louis Vuitton coats, and a sea of vintage designer bags! Take a good look at this Philip Lim motorcycle jacket! Hot! Andrea wants you to have the first peek! Where does she find this stuff?! And most importantly, how does she sell it for next to nothing?  Take a gander through her store: the hippest and funkiest high-end consignment fashion that Baltimore has to offer! And did I mention her prices are insane?!! Here’s what Andrea has to say: Read More →

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Win a Gift From Liza Byrd Boutique

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 11:00am

Love shopping at Liza Byrd?  Show us some of your favorite finds and be entered to win a gift from Liza Byrd Boutique!f7241823-0ff8-48d0-a055-836699f7930d

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Tomorrow at the Ivy Bookshop – Loch Raven Review Spring Issue Contributors to Read

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 5:00pm

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Loch Raven Review Publication Reading And Tribute To Dino Pantazonis


Friday, July 25, 2014 – 7:00pm

Join several contributors to Loch Raven Review’s spring issue, reading from their work.

The reading is to celebrate works published in the Spring issue of Loch Raven Review and to remember local poet Constantine Pantazonis, who passed away suddenly from liver cancer on June 16.

Grace Cavalieri has published 16 books, the latest beingGotta Go Now. She founded “The Poet and the Poem” radio series 37 years ago, now recorded at the Library of Congress for public radio. Ms. Cavalieri also writes for theater and has seen 26 plays produced, her newest work being Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory, inspired by her book of poems on Anna Nicole Smith.

Clarinda Harriss, a longtime supporter of Loch Raven Review and the Baltimore literary scene, teaches poetry, poetic forms and editing at Towson University. She has worked for many years with writers in prisons. Her latest collections of poems are Dirty Blue Voice and Mortmain. She edits and directs BrickHouse Books, Inc., Maryland’s oldest continuously publishing literary press.

D.R. Belz, fiction editor at the Loch Raven Review, is a Baltimore satirist and fiction writer. He is contributor to NPR’s The Signal, and his poetry, fiction and humor have appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger, Oregon Review, Antietam Review, Mcguffin and other literary journals. He is the author of the collection White Asparagus.

Carol Bindel is a poet who lives quietly in rural Maryland where she wriites often and publishes occasionally. Her works have appeared in numerous places, including Buddhist Poetry Review, Time of Singing, Manorborn and The Gunpowder Reivew. Her first book is Inherited Estate: A Song Cycle.

Loch Raven Review editor Dan Cuddy has had poems published in numerous magazines and anthologies. Two of his poems are featured on the CD anthology Words on War. He is the author of a book of poems, Handprint on the Window.

David Eberhardt was incarcerated at Lewisburg Federal Prison in 1970 for 21 months for pouring blood on draft files with Father Philip Berrigan and two others to protest the Vietnam War. He has published three books of poetry: The Tree CalendarBlue Running Lights and Poems from the Website, Poetry in Baltimore. He is at work on a memoir, For All the Saints, influenced by Thoreau, Nabokov, Mailer, Agee, Thomas and Cousteau.

Loch Raven Review editor Christopher T. George is editor at the Desert Moon Review poetry workshop. He is co-author ofFirst, the Dream and, as a historian, author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay.

Sid Gold’s second book of poetry, The Year of the Dog Throwers, was published in 2010. A third book of poetry is forthcoming this year. His prose poem, “10 More,” is in the current issue of Poet Lore. He is also a two-time recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Poetry. A native New Yorker, he lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Eric D. Goodman is the author of Tracks: A Novel in StoriesFlightless Goose and the forthcoming Womb andSetting the Family Free. His fiction, travel stories and articles about writing have been widely published in literary journals, magazines, newspapers and online. Tracks won the Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.

Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, translations editor of Loch Raven Review, writes and translates poetry and prose in English and Polish. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Between Here and There and On the Verge of Light and Shadow. Her work has appeared in the USA, Ireland, UK, Sweden and Poland in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Her translations of poems by Lucille Clifton, Josephine Jacobsen and Linda Pastan have been published in Poland. She is the translator for two bilingual books of poems by Lidia Kosk,niedosyt/reshapings and Slodka woda, slona woda/Sweet Water, Salt Water.

The late Constantine Pantazonis is the author of the poem “elas” in the Spring issue of Loch Raven Review. Dino was a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Dino took pride in being a poet and satirist whose work focused on the human experience – the interplay between memory, dream and fantasy that constitutes our sense of reality. In 1994, Dino published the chapbook Alley Entrances.

Charles Rammelkamp‘s latest book, Fusen Bakudan(“Balloon Bombs,” in Japanese), was published in 2012. It’s a collection of monologues involving missionaries in a leper colony in Vietnam during the war. A chapbook, Mixed Signals, is forthcoming. Charles edits an online literary journal, The Potomac.

Katherine E. Young‘s translations of Russian poet Inna Kabysh were awarded a share of the 2011 Joseph Brodsky-Stephen Spender Prize and commended by the judges of the 2012 Brodsky-Spender Prize. Young’s translations of Vladimir Kornilov appear in the forthcoming anthology Russian Poetry from Pushkin to BrodskyDay of the Border Guards, a book of original poems, was published in 2014 by the University of Arkansas Miller Williams Award Series.



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Mark Your Calendars for the Harbor East Summer Sidewalk Sale

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 3:00pm

Sidewalk Sale

The  juiciest sale of the summer – Harbor East’s Summer Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, August 10, 12-5PM.

Savor the last slice of summer with savings from Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, City Sports, Handbags in the City, Loafers & Laces, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Urban Chic, and White House/Black Market. Plus take advantage of Maryland Tax Free Week – kicking off today and running through Saturday, August 16!

As a thanks for stopping by, we’re serving up complimentary snowballs to help keep you cool!

Read More →

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