| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81.
Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy,...
| May 7, 2014
| 5:44 AM
"This started a year ago," Ann Giroux said, surrounded by gift bags and silent auction items in her Greenway mansion with its tulip-lined walkway overlooking Sherwood Gardens.
Giroux was referring to the planning for the Champagne and Tulips Gala on...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Howard County will purchase the iconic Columbia Flier building as a new headquarters for its Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, County Executive Ken Ulman announced Thursday. The county has an agreement to purchase the building for $2.8 million....
| May 9, 2014
| 12:23 PM
On Gibson Island, where no two homes are alike, a magnificent 1960s modern house sits on 1.8 acres of wooded property at the highest point in the area, and is on the market for $1.29 million.
Often referred to as the "treehouse," 703 Skywater Road was...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
The Artists' Gallery exhibit "Birds, Beasts and Besides" is true to its intriguing title. Ken Beerbohm has small-scale, mixed medium sculptures depicting birds and animals; and Deborah Maklowski has colored pencil and gouache works on paper that...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:46 AM
The Baltimore City Council introduced legislation May 12 to designate the $51 million Remington Row mixed-use project as a planned unit development.
The PUD bill is assigned to the council's Land Use and Transportation Committee, which will schedule a...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:56 AM
At Sunday's Art Outside event, local artists and crafters will gather at Druid Hill Park in a revival of sorts of the city's free al-fresco community art festivals of the 1950s and 1960s.
Among the artists will be 28-year-old Brian Behm, also a designer...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:26 AM
City slickers, be forewarned. One visit to this picturesque and utterly charming town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and even devout urbanites may be tempted to pull up roots, pack their bags and change ZIP codes.
That's no exaggeration. Berlin has in...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Today the Towson Library is an impressive three-story brick and concrete bastion of literacy with a tower-like rotunda, a faux dragon in a faux fish pond, and enough space to accommodate the administrative offices of the Baltimore County Public Library...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Calvin K. Kobsa, a semiretired Baltimore architect who was the founder of Calvin Kern Kobsa & Associates, died May 10 of complications after brain surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 86.
"Calvin will be remembered as a kind soul and a...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Annapolis officials know that local homeowners who restore and preserve their historic properties play a vital role in the city's architectural legacy.
Bill and Judi Kardash, owners of the circa 1770 Colonial mansion Acton Hall, are some of these top...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Under the marble columns of Baltimore's downtown courthouse Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined about three dozen court staff protesting the working conditions inside.
Workers at the century-old courthouse have been complaining...