| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Longtime Hampden resident Jack Barr, a colorful "town crier" who trolled The Avenue for business news, often wearing caps or crowns with an assortment of handcrafted noses on them, died of heart disease and a colon infection on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:37 AM
Alice Ann Finnerty, a former nurse at Union Memorial Hospital, was raising six children in Guilford when she paid $5,000 to buy The Turnover Shop in 1978.
On the check she wrote, "Oh, happy day."
Now 75 and a matriarch of the Hampden business...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:48 AM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:45 PM
Stretching the parameters of a wholesome HonFest, three women on The Avenue stripped down to their bras and leotards Saturday to promote Sugar, a nearby sex-toy shop.
In the booth behind them, a banner said, "Stirring up raw passion."
| May 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Howard County really is nothing at all like my home back in the U.K., all things considered.
My family and I are what’s known as “expats,” and we’re fairly British in our politics, behaviors and spelling, but that doesn’t...
| May 28, 2013
Spike Gjerde is coming to Belvedere Square. The Woodberry Kitchen owner has signed a lease for the multi-level restaurant space that has been vacant since Crush closed in November.
His Belvedere Square project, Gjerde said, will be part canning kitchen...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:14 AM
It’s only been a year? A hit from the start, the Food Market opened on the eve of last year's Honfest. Co-owners Chad Gauss and Elan Kotz, the Food Market's executive chef and general manager, respectively, are celebrating their great first year...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 1:49 PM
A new race slated to make its debut at Hampdenfest gives new meaning to the phrase "hurry up and wait."
That's exactly what waiters at area restaurants will be doing in the Baltimore Inter-Restaurant Battle, as they compete for the grand prize, a $100...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:08 AM
"I'm tired," said Hampdenfest organizer Charlotte Murray, slumped at the information booth at early afternoon Sept. 8.
Parked nearby on The Avenue, which was closed to motorists, was the blue tricycle she began using this year to save wear and tear on...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Jon Walter, a longtime face of local law enforcement as a Northern District community liaison officer, will retire Friday - and start a new job Monday as Johns Hopkins University's outreach officer.
Jon Walter, a longtime face of local law enforcement as...
| May 20, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Do you like Madonna? No, no, not the religious one, the pop icon one. If so, be sure to check out Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Road, on Friday, May 25 as Laura Barcella, the editor of "Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop," hosts readings from...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:11 PM
After celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay and his show "Kitchen Nightmares"visited Cafe Hon last year, Denise Whiting agreed to kill her trademark of the word "Hon."
She did as she said. And yet, mention of the trademark appears in literature for this year's...