| Jul 23, 2013
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on Saturday.
The Charmery serves the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes traditional...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Every year at Thanksgiving, locals knew they could enjoy a free dinner at Sam and Elsie's, a popular Route 1 restaurant and bar owned by the Watts family for more than 50 years.
Bar stools were removed to make room for the buffet, which typically...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Even after losing Otakon, the city's biggest convention, Visit Baltimore promoted its success booking future conventions last week.
Baltimore's tourism business ticked up somewhat in fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. Visit Baltimore, the city's...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When utility crews dug up the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South High Street a couple of years ago, Gia Blatterman stood nearby and tried to picture Little Italy in 50 years.
Would the low-slung rowhomes and Italian restaurants have given way to...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The latest debate over downtown Annapolis could come with a serving of fried chicken and a side of Western fries.
City planning officials said this week that Royal Farms has expressed interest in moving into the former home of Stevens Hardware, at 142...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:56 PM
After 17 months and $3.5 million in construction, the renovated and expanded Senator Theatre will reopen Oct. 10 with a screening of John Waters’ “Hairspray” — 25 years after the original film had its premiere at the North...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:24 AM
A long line at Laurel Plaza June 28 heralded the grand opening of Grande Buffet and Grill, where the first 100 takers in the late-morning line were treated to free chow — as much of it as they wanted.
As green, yellow, red and blue streamers met a...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:07 PM
— The Obama administration plans to postpone a key requirement of the president's health law, delaying until 2015 penalties on large employers that don't offer health coverage.
The one-year delay, announced by the Treasury Department late...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:48 AM
From the roof of the Greene Turtle on York Road, co-owners Jill Packo and Jeff Guidera have a great view of the changes coming to downtown Towson.
Just a block away to the east, the framing for the Cinemark movie theater at Towson Square is rising above...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Organizers of Harford County's fourth annual Restaurant Week say restaurateurs and patrons alike hailed the week as a big success, and one lucky Bel Air couple would no doubt agree with them.
Sean and Michelle Wingate won more than $1,000 worth of...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The owners of the Shanty Grille restaurant in Ellicott City breathed a sigh of relief when the Obama administration delayed for a year penalties on businesses that do not provide health insurance to employees.
For months, they fretted about how they were...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Summer provides an abundance of fresh, local produce, and Howard County residents can celebrate the bounty in several fun ways.
First, on Tuesday, July 16, Clark's Elioak Farm will host the fourth annual Film "Feastival" in conjunction with the...