| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Caribou Coffee is converting to the Peet's Coffee & Tea brand in the Baltimore area, and one of the four area locations, in Owings Mills, will close on Sunday.
The Reisterstown Road Caribou is one of 80 "underperforming" stores the company said it...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Are Brad Paisley and Rand Paul the bravest men in America?
Er, no. At least not by my lights. But maybe the country singer and the first-term senator are contenders for that title according to the attorney general of the United States, Eric Holder.
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Unless you waited in line for five days to get one of the coveted audience seats at the Supreme Court, you probably experienced this week's oral arguments on same-sex marriage as something of a Ken Burns film.
Websites and TV broadcasters played audio of...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Lions and tigers and Oz movies, oh my! With the recent release of Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” and the expected release this year from Summertime Entertainment of the animated “Dorothy of Oz,” we think it’s...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Few Maryland teens get to meet and talk with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in person, and even fewer chat with him about college applications while he gets his coffee.
John Ebot, an 18-year-old senior at Lansdowne High School, is one of those few.
| Mar 14, 2013
I hope I'm not too late to the fight.
Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:32 AM
Sunni Gilliam does, in fact, know how to read the tea leaves.
In late 2005, when a Starbucks seemed to be popping up on every block, Gilliam opened Tea-ology, an "urban tea house" in Fells Point. The name was soon changed to Teavolve, and a few years...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Daniel Baker, a former general partner at Alex. Brown & Sons who headed the firm's institutional sales department and in retirement managed a family farm, died May 19 of cancer at his Ruxton home. He was 82.
"Dan was one of the true gentlemen in the...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust.
Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who...