| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:36 AM
"We lived in Greece when I was little, and my grandmother was boiling this green stuff. It had a very strong smell and did not look appealing ..."
-- Irene Filippou Arvanitis
You might call the lovely Irene Arvanitis a bag lady.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Yesterday's mail brought a safety razor, a gift from those nice people at Gillette. I tried it out this morning, it is superior to my old one, and I will probably pay the extortionate price for replacement blades. But why, I wondered, were those nice...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The annual Woodstock Festival, still going strong after 98 years, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10, 3-7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m., at 10800 Old Court Road, in Woodstock, at St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church.
Dining and playing...
| Jul 6, 2013
Call it the battle of fried chicken versus made-to-order hoagies, both served with a side of gasoline.
Competition among convenience store chains in the Baltimore area has heated up as retailers vie to win over consumers by redefining and expanding...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Many regular customers of the Amish vendors at the Joppatowne Flea Market were upset to hear the news Saturday that at least two of those vendors will have to leave, the result of a legal battle between the flea market's neighbor in the Joppatowne Plaza...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:06 PM
For more than two years, Baltimore city has tried to fight its litter problem with a law barring merchants from giving shoppers plastic bags unless they ask for them.
But even the law's supporters acknowledge it's had little impact.
Of more than 200...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Delhaize America, the parent company of Bottom Dollar Food Stores and Food Lion, is converting the two Bottom Dollar grocery stores in Laurel to Food Lion stores.
The process is nearly complete at the store on Sandy Spring Road.
Rebranding the two...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Shawn Tan handed out quarters at Catonsville's Aldi grocery store Friday, and there were plenty of takers.
By the time the doors opened at 9 a.m., about 50 people were in line to check out the company's seventh, and newest, Baltimore County location....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Army is planning to move an over-the-horizon radar system, with more than 100 soldiers and a pair of giant, blimp-like aerostats that fly as high as two miles up, to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the fall, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger said Thursday....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The pause is familiar to anyone who has been in a supermarket: The grocery checkout suddenly stops as a customer, perhaps quietly embarrassed, decides which items can be purchased and which will have to wait.
One day in Apples & Oranges, the grocery...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Baltimore might impose a 10-cent fee on every plastic and paper bag distributed by merchants in the city — a move praised by environmentalists as a litter deterrent but decried by some businesses who say it would hurt them and their shoppers.
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If you have been furloughed as a result of the government sequester, Beltway Plaza Mall has a suggestion on how to spend you time off.
Starting today and running through April 29th, the Greenbelt mall is offering furloughed workers the chance to see a...