| May 13, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Growing up in Laurel, our son Andrew did all the stuff most kids do. He attended the Main Street Festival every year, still mourns the loss of the Laurel Art Center and rode his bike everywhere.
Fast forward to now. We are sitting in a Thai restaurant...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
On Thursday, Venti Tre Modern Italian, a new fast-casual restaurant at the Shops at Canton Crossing, is offering a free entree with the purchase of an entree to anyone wearing his or her favorite Preakness hat.
Venti Tre is from Fazoli's, the nation's...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Calvin K. Kobsa, a semiretired Baltimore architect who was the founder of Calvin Kern Kobsa & Associates, died May 10 of complications after brain surgery at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 86.
"Calvin will be remembered as a kind soul and a...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A number of tastings are coming to the Wine Source, 3601 Elm Ave., in the next couple of weeks.
On Friday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m., you can sample some impressive wines from two Italian producers, Le Ragose, of Valpollicella, and Marziano Abbona, of...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:17 AM
One of the best things about Ocean City is that some things never change. Families visit the same restaurants, year after year. Kids experience the same rides their parents rode when they were kids. The wild horses of Assateague stay wild and the gorgeous...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:05 AM
If you visited all of the countries musically sampled in the Columbia Orchestra's season-concluding concert, you would be away the entire summer. Fortunately, you can make a vicarious trip in a single evening at a program titled "Exotic Landscapes" on...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:03 AM
As in any major city, Baltimore and its bars benefit from a hot ticket.
Whether it is the Orioles' opening day or a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert downtown, these events rarely fail to draw large crowds. In the process, many attendees find time...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Happy 100th Birthday Alice Bertela Orlando!
"My goal was to have 100 family members and friends at my grandmother's 100th birthday celebration, " said Suzie Mendoza about Alice Bertela Orlando, an Ellicott City resident at Lighthouse Senior Living. ...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region, despite the fact that a significant minority of the Crimean population are not ethnically Russian nor interested in joining the Russian Federation.
Approximately 12 percent of the Crimean population...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:35 PM
When Lyric Opera of Baltimore presents a new production of Verdi's first hit, "Nabucco," this week, there will be a guaranteed encore: The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.
"It's so good, you have to hear it again," says James Harp, the company's artistic...
| Feb 25, 2014
Bryan Voltaggio's recent announcement that he'd be opening a restaurant in Baltimore arrived like a complimentary dessert — something you appreciate all the more because it isn't expected.
"OHMAGAWD" and "yeeeeeesss!!!" were a few of the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:33 AM
A new restaurant, Joe Benny's Focacceria, opened last week in the Little Italy storefront that was formerly home to Max’s Empanadas.
The specialty at Joe Benny's will be the “true” Sicilian-style pizzas, which are made with focaccia,...