| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:45 AM
"The Birds' Christmas Carol" will land on Frederick Road this weekend as the Catonsville Historical Society hosts its annual Christmas Open House.
This year, the rooms in the house at 1824 Frederick Road will be decorated with birds in mind, said Sharon...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:25 PM
In The Baltimore Sun's my ongoing devotion to any and everything "Downton Abbey," I present to you the new Downton Abbey Wine Collection.
Carson, start pouring.
According to a press release (memo to all people: please continue sending me all...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 8:08 AM
The Dowager Countess' quips may be priceless, but living at "Downton Abbey" has a high price tag.
Money-saving website (oh, the irony) NetVoucherCodes.co.uk has calculated that a year of living at the estate would cost $8,365,292.
That's a lot of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
After restorations that have taken more than six months, Montpelier Mansion has thrown open its doors to visitors once again.
But don't look for a new look — or even a facelift on the 18th-century Georgian beauty.
Almost all the restoration work...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
When the Maryland workers building the sets for "House of Cards" started sawing and hammering the offices and homes of characters like Francis and Claire Underwood 20 months ago in Harford County, most of them were thinking only of earning a steady...
| Sep 20, 2013
The Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold its annual Community Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St. The event includes free screenings,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Spend Christmas at Downton Abbey! Well, officially it's Highclere, the historic manse that is the setting for the hit PBS television series, but that in no way diminishes the appeal of a holiday dance at a castle, no less.
Virgin Atlantic and Maryland...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:38 AM
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners.
England and the United States have been...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:34 PM
It seems as though every bar program in Baltimore touts a classic cocktail menu these days.
The trend isn't surprising if you note the revival of early 20th century across popular culture (read: "Downton Abbey," "Boardwalk Empire," the upcoming "Gatsby"...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:18 AM
When Neil Saval and his wife closed on a single-family home in Federal Hill, his first purchase wasn't a piece of contemporary art or a plush sofa — it was a Panasonic 60-inch flat-screen television.
"The day I settled on the house, the installers...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In reference to Susan Reimer's commentary ("Our special relationship with 'Downton Abbey,'" Jan. 10), my wife and I were also discussing the reasons why we've been so taken with "Downton Abbey."
In our case, it has nothing to do with any preoccupation...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:49 AM
With "Downton Abbey" about to start Season 3 on these shores this weekend, taking us once more into the rarefied world of British society and grand meals around elegantly appointed tables, your ever-thoughtful Midweek Madness featurette would like to...