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Ocean City Decides to Implement Convoluted Smoking ‘Ban’

1 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10:52am

Ocean City to Institute Smoking Ban

Ocean City has gone and done it, almost. They’ve voted to kinda ban smoking on the beach and boardwalk beginning May 1, 2015.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the new rule will work like this. Upwards of 150 red metal ash cans will be placed on the beach at intersecting streets and “near entry points on the east side of the dune.” Several others will be placed on the boardwalk. You can smoke as long as you are within fifty feet of a receptacle.

Outside of that radius, smokers will be charged fines anywhere from $25 to $1,000, the upper limit representing “a ‘worst-case scenario’ for non-compliance.” (What could they possible imagine is going to happen in a worst-case scenario?) Read More →

Health and Fitness

Ebola Vaccine To Be Tested in Maryland

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10:23am


The current Ebola outbreak exposed some glaring gaps in the current pharmacological map: Only a handful of drug companies had made any progress at all on developing an Ebola treatment. Only one of those had gotten far enough along in developing an Ebola treatment to provide it to affected patients. Even then, they had a frighteningly small amount of a drug that had never been tested on humans before.

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Monkton, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Maple Tree and Rare Plant Sale This Fri – Sun at Grist Mill Landscaping

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10:17am

Ready for fall planting?  Perfect timing!  This weekend, Grist Mill Landscaping will be open to the public, offering one of the best maple tree and rare plant sale of the year.  Stop by between 8am – 5pm to take in the area’s largest selection of Red Maples, Japanese Maples, Sugar Maples as well as other gorgeous unusual plants and trees to make your outdoor living space spectacularly unique.  Don’t pass up this opportunity to walk 3+ acres of gorgeous landscape while you’re there.  Bob Farmer had created a viewing garden oasis, and offers many ways for you to showcase your new trees. And don’t worry, delivery is available!


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Featured Listing: Classic Custom Design with Luxurious Upgrades in Owings Mills

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10:00am

FEATURED LISTING:  38 Caveswood Lane, Owings Mills
5 bedroom(s), 5 1/2  bathroom(s)
38 Caveswood Lane

Situated on 2.6 private acres and built by J. Paul Builders in 2007, this home is truly extra special. Light fills the expansive, open floor plan with extraordinary views of Maryland horse country. French doors lead to an inviting covered flagstone terrace. The gourmet kitchen opens to a family room with a wood-burning fireplace and delightful breakfast room. Remarkable attention to detail — antique maple floors, a distinctive hand-carved mantle, handsome custom moldings, 10 foot ceilings and more  – gives an unforgettable impression.
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Featured, Money & Power

NFL Institutes “Banishment” for 2nd Domestic Violence Offense

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 9:44am

Ray Rice's domestic violence incident preciptates NFL's new domestic violence policy

Ray Rice

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to team owners outlining the league’s brand new policies regarding domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition to expanding programs to educate players and personnel and to provide confidential assistance to those at risk of violence, the NFL has increased the penalties for “assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force” to a six-game suspension without pay for a first offense and “banishment” for a second offense. That might not satisfy the governor of Maine, but it’s something.

The policy shift comes in the wake of the outrage over the slap on the wrist given to Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice after the running back assaulted his then-fiancee Janay Palmer. Critics of his two-game suspension contrasted it with much stiffer penalties for violations like drug offenses and dog fighting. Read More →

Featured, Health and Fitness, Money & Power, Schools

Hopkins Students One Step Closer to Winning $10 Million Prize

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 9:00am

They look like undergrads today, but they may well be millionaires soon. Photo via Aezon Health

They look like undergrads today, but they may well be millionaires soon. Photo via Aezon Health

Six months ago, we reported on the group of Johns Hopkins undergraduates who were in the running to win the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. Then, they were one of 30 qualifying teams vying for the award. This week, the odds got even better when the group advanced to the finalist stage, making them one of only 10 groups still in the running.

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Thursday afternoon headlines: Baltimore is the 18th most affluent area in the country; Baltimore Man Stabbed Man To Death Because He Wouldn’t Leave His Backyard; Baltimore could fail to hit 90 degrees in August for first time since 1984; and more

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 4:45pm

Baltimore Is the 18th Most Affluent Area in the Country- Baltimore Business Journal

Maryland Fans Accept Switch to the Big Ten- Baltimore Business Journal

Actor Kevin Spacey Has a Stint in D.C. and It’s Not with ‘House of Cards’- Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore Man Stabbed Man to Death Because He Wouldn’t Leave His Backyard- CBS Baltimore

Baltimore Could Fail to Hit 90 Degrees in August for First Time Since 1984- Baltimore Sun

Federal Agents Spotted at One South Street- Baltimore Sun

NFL Adopts Major Domestic-Violence Policy Change: Lifetime Ban for 2nd Offense- Baltimore Business Journal

House of the Day

House of the Day: Renovated Townhouse in Belvedere

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 4:25pm

824 Belvedere Avenue East, Chinquapin Park – Belvedere
4 bedroom(s), 5 bathroom(s)
2,600 square feet
824 Belvedere Avenue East
824 Belvedere Avenue East
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BGE Launches “Wires Down” Video Contest

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 4:05pm

As students, teachers and parents get ready for back-to-school, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) is pleased to announce the launch of its third annual Wires Down Video Challenge to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety among elementary school-aged children. From Sept. 8 until Nov. 14, 2014, elementary school students (kindergarten through fifth grade) in public and private elementary schools across BGE’s electric service area are encouraged to submit 30 to 45-second videos of their interpretation of BGE’s popular “Wires Down” electrical safety commercial for the chance to win up to $10,000 to fund a school enrichment program. At least one winning school will be chosen from each participating county.

The Emmy Award winning “Wires Down” commercial was produced in 2000 and with its “do not, do not, do not touch” refrain, the commercial introduced a memorable song that educated young children about the dangers of downed power lines. In 2012, BGE re-introduced “Wires Down” to a new generation of elementary school students with the establishment of the Wires Down Video Challenge to provide educators with a fun and creative way to teach students about electrical safety, while also promoting teamwork and school spirit. The challenge also provides an opportunity for the teachers and students to share important electrical safety information with their families and friends.  Since inception of the Wires Down Video Challenge, BGE has awarded $50,000 to fund school enrichment programs at 19 schools throughout the BGE service area. Read More →

Food & Drink, Links

Moveable Feast – Dine out all over Baltimore for a great cause

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 2:05pm

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Moveable Feast’s annual Dining Out for Life — an annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations — is happening in Baltimore on September 18.

Dining Out For Life, now in its 21st year, is an annual fundraiser that encourages local residents to dine at participating restaurants and eateries who agree to donate at least 20 percent of their check total to Moveable Feast…some even donate 50percent!  (LOOK! Gertrude’s, Woodberry Kitchen, Clementine, The Brewer’s Art – love them!) Last year, 57 restaurants participated to raise over $91,500 for Moveable Feast programs and service. This year, the goal is to raise $100,000.  Read More →

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