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Top Stories: Goat Island for Sale, Cheap Lighthouse Near Baltimore for $15K, Mansion on Market in Roland Park

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 11, 2017 5:04pm


The most popular story on our site this week may have looked like a spotlight on just any old piece of land on the market, but really, it was all about the goats. Bradshaw’s First Purchase has actually been up for sale for months, but it only recently grabbed Marylanders’ attention — and who can blame them? It’s a secluded 55-acre isle located right off of Smith Island on the shore, and it comes with a herd of about 30 goats.

The owner of the land told The Daily Times of Salisbury his parcel is known to locals as Goat Island, nevermind its actual formal name. Evidently, the island has a long history with goats, though this bunch is relatively new; the old herd was reportedly wiped out by a particularly rough winter two decades ago.

Whoever wants the land and its goats has to shell out $1.5 million. If that seems steep, just know that 10 years ago, the owners were asking $15 million.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other most popular reads during the last seven days:

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Crab Found Held Hostage by Two Oysters in Chesapeake Bay

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 05, 2017 9:29am

Photo via Chesapeake Bay Foundation

As regionally threatened species, Maryland blue crabs and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay know they need to stick together. That might explain what happened here.

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Maryland Lawmakers Pass Bill Stopping Ray Hunting Contests Through June of 2019

1 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 10:08am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A proposal to temporarily ban sport hunting of cownose rays in the Chesapeake Bay is one signature away from becoming law.

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Maryland Senate Unanimously Passes Moratorium on Cownose Ray Hunting

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 4:10pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Apparently, Maryland lawmakers don’t like cownose ray hunts much, either.

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Friday Morning Headlines: Md. Teacher of the Year Achieves Milestone as National Finalist; Body Found in Daisy Field; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 03, 2017 7:30am

Chesapeake losing its oyster reefs faster than they can be rebuilt – Bay Journal

Police find body in Southwest Baltimore park – Baltimore Sun

Sinclair’s new CEO wants to make the company more visible in Baltimore – BBJ

Union representing Maryland COs sounds the alarm; crisis ‘just a matter of time’ – Fox45

Maryland’s Teacher of the Year the first from Baltimore City to be a finalist for national honors – WYPR

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Maryland’s Oyster Recovery Partnership Hits Record for Recycled Shells in 2016

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 1:55pm

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Six years in, the Oyster Recovery Partnership’s shell recycling program is a success, thanks in no small part to Maryland’s seafood restaurants.

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Hot Plate: Dylan’s Oyster Cellar Opens, Clementine Reopens, New Year’s Eve Plans

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 23, 2016 8:20am

La Cuchara is one of several Baltimore restaurants offering a special menu for New Year’s Eve.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, Baltimore – holiday week is upon us! It’s time to celebrate, both at home and in restaurants. And with openings, reopenings and other happy news, there is a lot to celebrate in the Baltimore restaurant world this week.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around Baltimore this week:

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Hot Plate: Nacho Mama’s Opens in Towson, RegionAle Opens in Ellicott City, OyFest at Union Craft

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 18, 2016 2:35pm

Nacho Mama's will bring its famous hubcap margaritas to Towson, starting tonight.

Nacho Mama’s will bring its famous hubcap margaritas to Towson, starting tonight.

With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday and the holidays fast approaching, Baltimoreans are getting busy with parties, family gatherings and other festivities.

As a result, local restaurants are only hosting a few special events this coming week – they’re likely to be packed no matter what. But don’t worry, there are still enough events popping up to keep you occupied all week long. Read More →

Food & Drink

Hot Plate: Benefits for The Baltimore Station, No Kid Hungry, YouthWorks & More

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 11, 2016 4:36pm

Embrace the spice at this weekend's chili cook-off, benefiting The Baltimore Station.

This weekend’s chili cook-off, benefiting The Baltimore Station, will be the best kind of spicy.

It’s Friday, Baltimore. No matter how you feel about the results of Tuesday’s election, you’re probably ready for a distraction from the news. Fortunately, local restaurants are here for you. Here’s what they have on tap this week: Read More →


Oyster Shells Piling Up in City’s Bay-Friendly Recycling Program

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016 2:50pm

Oyster Shells

Who says a spent oyster shell is merely trash? For 10 baby oysters, that shell might be a new house. That’s the inspiration behind an ongoing collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Public Works and the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

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