| Dec 11, 2011
We want gift cards and like to give them, but for some reason we don't always use them and wind up wasting billions of dollars.
A recent poll by Consumer Reports, for instance, found that one-quarter of people who received a card as a holiday gift last...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 12:52 PM
The line "treated like family" gets tossed around a lot when it comes to restaurants. But rarely do you feel that comfortable or connected by the time you pay the check. Orchard Market & Cafe in Towson doesn't just make you feel at home — it also...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 11:34 AM
For those holiday shoppers who are out of gift ideas and out of time, The Mall in Columbia has introduced a new automated option for purchasing mall gift cards on the fly.
The new "Shop Etc. Gift Card Kiosk," located near the holiday poinsettia tree and...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:34 PM
If you're traveling through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this holiday season, you may notice a few new additions.
As BWI embarks on a $100 million expansion project, fliers will notice differences in airline locations,...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 6:52 PM
A former assistant vice president for M&T Bank in Baltimore has been charged with mail fraud, prosecutors said, after she defrauded a federal export credit agency and an international corporation to pay American Express bills and her taxes.
| May 26, 2011
| 6:06 AM
Opening a restaurant is no easy undertaking. Finding the right mix of food, decor and staff is hard enough, but making sure everything runs smoothly takes extreme focus. Te Amo, a new Spanish tapas restaurant and piano bar on O'Donnell Square in Canton,...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Joe Flacco and Dennis Pitta emerged from the tunnel at mostly empty Paul Brown Stadium about three hours before kickoff last Sunday and began what has become a game-day ritual.
They warmed up with some casual throwing and running. They then moved to...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:28 AM
The Mount Airy Inn sounds like it should be a lodge nestled in a pine-tree-covered swath of land, tucked away from the hustle and bustle. A place to get a home-cooked meal and maybe a few really good beers to shake off the chill of a cold winter's day....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:41 AM
Costco Wholesale Corp. will raise its membership fee $5 to $55, Reuters reports. Executive members, who earn annual rebate checks, will see their annual membership increase from $100 to $110.
Other discount warehouses have already made similar moves....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 5:09 AM
It's a new year, time to clean out some of the claptrap from 2011. If you've got any old cell phones lying around, you can drop them off for recycling Friday and Saturday (1/13 & 14) at Mondawmin Mall - and get a $10 gift certificate in the process.
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Only 15 years old, L.P. Steamers feels like it has been around much longer.
In a relatively short time, it's become an institution where locals bring their out-of-town friends to sample Maryland seafood standards. The restaurant serves as crab house,...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:26 PM
6000 block, between 11:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Wallet, ID, check card, cash, owner's manual, cigarettes stolen from vehicle with unsecured window.
East Belvedere Avenue
1100 block, between 8:40 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. Sept....