| Dec 27, 2012
In wine, there is always a story. It's a product of the earth and therefore subject to both the vagaries of Mother Nature and the winds of fate.
In many instances, the grapevine thrives on barren soil in combat conditions. Yet somehow, it manages to...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Miki Federline arrived at Burke Avenue to see her son David being loaded into an ambulance on a body board.
It was the spring of 1985, and the 10-year-old boy had walked to Towson High School with two cousins visiting from Italy to kick around a...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Call it manifest restaurant destiny. In 2012, Baltimore-based restaurateurs set about expanding their empires, or at least their brands.
Clementine opened a second location in the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown, the team behind Langermann's in...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Former state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., who has been out of office the past 16 years, is considering a return to the political arena with a possible Democratic primary challenge to Baltimore Sen. William C. Ferguson IV.
Pica, a Baltimore County resident who...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Restaurants serving a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes menu, along with their regular menus, on Christmas Eve include Donna's (5100 Falls Road, 410-532-7611, donnas.com/crosskeys), Aldo's (306 S. High St., 410-727-0700, aldositaly.com) in...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Joseph R. Castoro, a retired Baltimore businessman and a World War II veteran, died Dec. 5 of multiple organ failure at Brightview Assisted Living in Bel Air. He was 87.
The son of a builder and a homemaker, Joseph Robert Castoro was born in Camden, N.J....
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:07 AM
The Park Plaza building, which was ravaged in a December 2010 fire, has lined up a new tenant. Dooby's, a coffee shop, will open in the former Indigma space in spring 2013.
Mount Vernon residents noticed signs announcing Dooby's on the space's windows. A...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:48 AM
With the holiday season upon us, what are some great gifts to bring to a house party?
People always love different types of dressing for their salads. Sabatino's Italian Restaurant in Little Italy sells dressings in olive oil bottles. If you tie a bow...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 11:22 AM
This week, we got a “feel good” type of episode, which is appropriate considering we are quickly approaching the holidays.
If I had to name this episode, it would be “Olive Branch” or “We Are Family” (yes, I’m...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Timothy P. Kline, a retired Baltimore produce vendor, died Nov. 13 of heart disease at his White Hall home. He was 67.
The son of a Domino Sugars supervisor and a homemaker, Timothy Peter Kline was born in Baltimore and raised in Randallstown.
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the bell at Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air pealed as word quickly spread from faithful observers in St. Peter's Square in Rome throughout the world that white smoke was pouring from the chimney at the Vatican, the formal...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Even after some 30 years of reviewing wines, there's something new to learn. Falanghina, a white wine varietal I had not encountered before, comes from the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and dates to ancient times. This version is exceptionally complex and...