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Halloween Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt!

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 1:21pm

Zombie Hunt

Nothing makes Halloween more Halloween-y than a hearty dose of real, live (or, undead, rather) zombies. And some actual woods during actual nighttime definitely up the fear factor there. This year marks the second annual Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt being held at Robert E. Lee Park. This year, it’s back by popular demand (at least from those who survived last year). It’s a chance to run and hide from brain-eating ghouls, all while trying to collect items along the trail, and outlasting your fellow hunters. It’s not for the faint of heart, but then, what zombie-oriented activity is? Read More →


Baltimore’s Debaters Are the Best

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 10:39am

Baltimore debaters hanging out at the White House.

Baltimore debaters hanging out at the White House.

Baltimore boasts one of the nation’s top college debate teams (go, Towson!), but did you know that it’s also home to the nation’s largest and most successful urban debate league serving high school students, too?

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Direct Mortgage Loans – Contract to Settlement with a 16 Day Pledge

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 10:00am

rect500x600-settle in 16 days

Featured, Giving, Health and Fitness

Under Armour Donates Fancy Gyms to Baltimore’s Firehouses

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 9:15am


Not long ago, the Baltimore Fire Department was so cash-strapped that they considered selling ad space on the sides of their fire trucks. Clearly, there was no extra money in the budget for fancy gym equipment–even though staying in shape is a crucial part of a firefighter’s job. Luckily, some of our favorite local do-gooders decided to adopt this problem as their own, resulting in new, state-of-the-art gym equipment in the city’s three busiest fire houses.

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Featured, Money & Power

Ray Rice Could Be Back in the NFL This Season

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 9:12am

Ray Rice Could Be Back in the NFL

But he won’t be wearing purple.

I guess this is what they mean by “indefinite suspension.” Former Ravens running back Ray Rice is appealing the punishment he received following the release of security footage that depicted his assault of his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator. And according to CBS Sports, his case looks “exceedingly strong.” Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

20 Baltimore-Area Residents Will Test Ebola Vaccine

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 8:35am

Ebola scare

You might think that most would be hesitant to join an early round of human test subjects for a fast-tracked Ebola vaccine. You might be wrong. According to the Sun, when the call went out for Baltimore-area volunteers, “[t]he response was overwhelming.” Within a month, 20 Baltimoreans will receive the same vaccine that was tested on humans in Mali earlier in October.

Just in case you are as confused as I am on how vaccines work and have the vague impression that this vaccine may actually contain Ebola in some form, it doesn’t. The vaccine, one of several Ebola vaccines in the works, was developed by the National Institutes of Health. It contains a non-reproducing version of a “chimpanzee cold virus that carries an Ebola protein.” Read More →


Monday Morning Headlines: Fox Hits Bottom with Telecast of Ravens Game; Prosecutor Probes Detectives Account of Punching; Hogan Says He’s Ahead of Ehrlich’s 2002 Numbers; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 7:00am

Changes Begin as Maryland Prepares for New Governor – North Baltimore Patch

Fox hits bottom with Sunday telecast of Ravens game – Baltimore Sun

Orioles honored at M&T Bank Stadium before Ravens’ game – Baltimore Sun

Prosecutor probes Baltimore detective’s account of punching – Baltimore Sun

Hogan, Brown clash on education, economy, environment – Baltimore Sun

Hogan says he’s ahead of Ehrlich’s numbers from 2002 win – Maryland Reporter

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

Obama Set For Sunday Stop in Maryland

0 Written by: | Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 7:00am

Anthony Brown is happy to have Obama by his side (via Astute Magazine)

Anthony Brown is happy to have Obama by his side (via Astute Magazine)

(UPDATED 7:10 p.m.) Some Democrats running for office this fall don’t want to be seen with the President, but Anthony Brown is going back for seconds. President Barack Obama is heading to Maryland on Sunday to boost the lieutenant governor’s bid for a promotion. Read More →

Real Estate & Home

Pigtown Design: Gone to Ruin

2 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 4:02pm

From Pigtown Design – During lunch, I try and get out of the office, either to take a walk, or just drive around the area near my office. It’s an area that’s often overlooked, because, it’s where much of The Wire took place, and probably isn’t the safest area in the city. But I am driving around in broad daylight, with the windows up and the car doors locked.

Anyway… as I was exploring this week, and looking for another old abandoned mansion, I came across this mansion.


It literally stopped me in my tracks. I jammed on the brakes and pulled over to take some pictures of it. It just broke my heart because I could still see that it had, once upon a time, been a beautiful classically built house.

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Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Orioles Baseball: What it Feels Like to Be Perennial Contenders

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 3:20pm

Last_night_of_the_Season (1)

While the autumnal equinox was a month ago, it felt very much like the first day of fall here in Baltimore the day after our extended baseball summer came to its abrupt end in Kansas City Wednesday night. I hadn’t noticed the leaves turning from green to red and brown in recent weeks, when all I could see was black and orange.

The sunny summer days and sultry nights spent drinking beer and eating peanuts at the ballpark are over and in some ways that’s the saddest part about the Orioles being knocked out of the playoffs.  The six-and-a-half month party at Oriole Park that began on March 31st is finally over. The last day of baseball season is always sad whether you’re team makes it to the World Series or comes in last place. The last day of the baseball season in any home town is sad simply because the season’s over. The teams that make it to the World Series get to keep on playing to the last possible day of the season, which in the end is what it’s all about, simply getting to play more games than the other guy; of course you do want to win that last one too. Read More →

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