Bassnectar, Above & Beyond Headline 2015 Moonrise Festival at Pimlico

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 1:00pm



catch of the day fish (2)The Preakness Infield Festival’s EDM-focused lineup only provided a glimpse of what’s to come this summer at Pimlico. On August 8-9, the Moonrise Festival returns for its second edition. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Money & Power, Real Estate & Home

The Inspired Interiors of the New Ivy Hotel in Mount Vernon

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 12:15pm

Photo via the Garrett Hotel Consultants website.

The Ivy Hotel. Photo via the Garrett Hotel Consultants’ website.

A few weeks ago, our friend Meg Fielding of Pigtown Design shared with us her pictures of  The Ivy Hotel mid-construction. On Wednesday evening, I saw the new boutique hotel with the furnishings installed, and the results are stunning! The Ivy, owned by Baltimore businessman and philanthropist Eddie Brown and historic real estate refurbisher Marty Azola, is managed by the Charlotte, Vermont company Garrett Hotel Consultants, which also runs The Wilcox in South Carolina, The Pink Adobe in New Mexico, and Twin Farms in Vermont, among others.  When it opens in mid-June (June 19 to be exact) The Ivy, at Calvert and Biddle Streets, will stand alone in Baltimore as the city’s only world-class small luxury hotel, and Garrett’s first urban hotel.

Ivy Hotel front room

Ivy Hotel

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Culture, Giving, Sponsored Post

The Broadway Tenors: Three leading men. Three unbelievable voices. Get Tickets Now!

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00pm

EAMC - June 4 event - flyer - FINAL

Celebrate the best of Broadway in an enchanting evening of soaring melodies, while supporting older adults in Baltimore with The Broadway Tenors — The Myerberg Center’s 2015 Spring Fundraiser

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Featured, That Nature Show

Could Food Be a Thing of the Past?

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 11:13am

soylent-blendedThis 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.

I’m going to Belmont to see if American Pharaoh makes Triple Crown magic. I’m going to wear a gigantic Carmen Miranda-style hat made of fruit because June is the beginning of my favorite season: strawberry and later, stone-fruit season. (Pick-your-own at these local farms.) Read More →


Lifeline, Links

Pizza Provides Crucial Clue in DC Murder Case

2 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 9:52am


Like many people, I’ve been following as details emerge about a horrible murder of a prominent D.C. couple, their young son, and their housekeeper last week. Read More →

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Featured, Health and Fitness

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Can Get You High, Johns Hopkins Says

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 9:34am


Recently, Johns Hopkins locked a bunch of experimental subjects in a windowless room and then pumped it full of marijuana smoke. (Okay, that’s not exactly what they did, but close enough.) Amazingly enough, those people got a little buzzed. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

2015 on Pace to Be Baltimore’s Most Violent Year Since 2007

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00am


Thursday morning marked 100 murders in Baltimore in 2015, after 39 killings in the last 30 days. The Baltimore Sun noted that the city hasn’t logged 100 murders by late May since 2007. Read More →


Friday Morning Headlines: Subtle differences in Freddie Gray indictment; Orioles Win; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 8:24am

Subtle differences after indictment in Gray case could be sign of shift in thinking — Baltimore Sun

Arrests fall, murders boom in Baltimore’s worst area — Daily Beast

Pearce slam, Hardy’s RBI lift Orioles past Mariners — CBS Baltimore

Towson University student to run across Maryland — WBAL-TV

Larry Hogan’s trade tip to Asia will include a pitch for Korean Air to BWI — BBJ

Money & Power

Ben Carson Doesn’t Stumble on Iraq War Question

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 8:16am

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Several Republican presidential hopefuls have stumbled over the question of whether, knowing what we know now, it was the right decision to invade Iraq in 2003. Not Ben Carson! The conservative neurosurgeon knows exactly what he thinks of the Iraq War. Read More →

Money & Power

6 Baltimore PD Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray Case

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:20pm

Screen-Shot-2015-05-01-at-10.40.54-PMA grand jury returned indictments against all six officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced at a Thursday afternoon news conference. Read More →

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