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  • Under Armour's value to city overhangs TIF debate

    Under Armour's value to city overhangs TIF debate

    When the developers of Harbor Point approached a downtown business group three years ago about supporting their request for public financing for the project, the organization's membership was torn. But this year, when a team backed by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank started wooing allies for a...

  • Five Minutes with Harbor Boating president Mike McDaniel

    Five Minutes with Harbor Boating president Mike McDaniel

    Mike McDaniel laid the plans to buy Baltimore Water Taxi during his second deployment to Iraq in 2009. The Marine infantry officer was running a mortar platoon and helping train the Iraqi military during the day, then firing off business emails and phone calls from an internet cafe and a phone...

  • Flawed law would require Baltimore to spend $180 million on affordable housing at Port Covington

    Flawed law would require Baltimore to spend $180 million on affordable housing at Port Covington

    Even the proponents of Baltimore's inclusionary housing law agree it is flawed. In effect for nearly a decade, the ordinance was supposed to require developers of city-subsidized projects to make 20 percent of their housing units affordable to lower-income families. But the law has produced just...

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  • Former Raven Trevor Pryce to debut kids series 'Kulipari' on Netflix

    Former Raven Trevor Pryce to debut kids series 'Kulipari' on Netflix

    For most athletes, their best years are well behind them by the time the hit the big 4-0. But at 41, former NFL star Trevor Pryce has found a new and what he calls a better life among the frogs and scorpions of "Kulipari." The trilogy of children's books he created starring a wannabe warrior frog...

  • Lewis Museum names executive director, Wanda Draper

    Lewis Museum names executive director, Wanda Draper

    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture has named Wanda Q. Draper its new executive director. A veteran communications professional in Baltimore, she's arriving as the 11-year-old museum seems in many ways reinvigorated — in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray,...

  • Burley Oak founder reflects on five years of craft beer and helping make Berlin cool

    Burley Oak founder reflects on five years of craft beer and helping make Berlin cool

    Here’s a secret some craft-beer enthusiasts already know: Some of the best beer in Maryland is brewed in the small Eastern Shore town of Berlin, population less than 5,000. It’s Burley Oak Brewing Company, founded by Essex native Bryan Brushmiller, who moved to Berlin when he was 17. What began...

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  • Take the plunge into blue home decor

    Take the plunge into blue home decor

    When it comes to home decor, blue is never out of style for Lee Whitehead, owner of Mount Vernon's Nouveau Home & Interior Design. "It's just beautiful," he said. "Sure, there's an ebb and flow [in the color's popularity]. But when you go to trade shows, you are always going to see the peacock...

  • Retro Baltimore: Charm City is one degree from Kevin Bacon

    Retro Baltimore: Charm City is one degree from Kevin Bacon

    If you have a soft spot for romantic comedies, Kevin Bacon, or for movies set in Baltimore, you’re in luck. “He Said, She Said,” which came out 25 years ago, is available for rental online, and you can travel back to 1991-era Baltimore from the comfort of your own home in Baltimore, assuming that’s...

  • Wedded: Karen Hillsley and Jeff Meyer hit it off on the dance floor

    Wedded: Karen Hillsley and Jeff Meyer hit it off on the dance floor

    Date: May 21 Her story: Karen Hillsley, 25, was born in Durham, N.C., and grew up in Ellicott City. She is a physical therapist at St. Agnes Hospital. Her parents, Russell and Ellen Hillsley, live in Ellicott City. His story: Jeff Meyer, 24, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and grew up in Cary,...

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  • Baltimore-area high school football preseason Top 5: A look at No. 5 Old Mill

    Baltimore-area high school football preseason Top 5: A look at No. 5 Old Mill

    For most high school football players, the countdown to the first game began a long time ago. But with the season in full swing next weekend, it's finally time for The Baltimore Sun to roll out our preseason Top 5. A few private-school teams played this weekend, but the public-school season kicks...

  • The Sun remembers this week in Baltimore sports: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    The Sun remembers this week in Baltimore sports: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    Aug. 29, 2004: Melvin Mora hits a pair of two-run singles as the Orioles (58-71) defeat the Rangers in Texas, 7-6. The victory ends a 12-game losing streak, third longest in team history. Aug. 28, 1998: The visiting Ravens defeat the New York Giants, 14-6, to complete their first undefeated (4-0)...

  • Talent turnover opens door for tight Howard County boys soccer race

    Talent turnover opens door for tight Howard County boys soccer race

    Quinn Khouri may be embarking on his first season as the varsity head coach at Marriotts Ridge this fall, but he already seems to grasp a concept that his more experienced coaching brethren would quickly attest to. "Anything can happen on any given day in this county." No season better embodied...

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  • Commissioner Davis, I think the citizens are on to us

    Commissioner Davis, I think the citizens are on to us

  • Sweat-free schooling?

    Sweat-free schooling?

    On Friday at 11 a.m., Dulaney High School economics teacher Phil Bressler conducted his advanced placement classes by webinar. His 60 or so students were fortunate to have the option of receiving instruction via computer at home. Hundreds of other students weren't so lucky — school was closed because...

  • Think bigger than Port Covington

    Think bigger than Port Covington

    Kevin Plank is not lying. The CEO of Under Armour wants to invest $4.4 billion in Port Covington, but says he needs $1.2 billion in city, state and federal subsidies ("public investments") for this to make sense. This is God's truth. The problem is the potent investment repellent that is Baltimore's...

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