| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
As the July 25 deadline for a comprehensive zoning bill draws near, some Howard County residents are protesting that neither they nor the County Council have had enough time to evaluate the bill and its amendments.
Several local groups, including the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:54 AM
Residents protested plans for a small shopping center and office strip planned on Baltimore Pike at Old Joppa Road near Bel Air during a community input hearing in Fallston Wednesday night.
The 25,000-square-foot retail-and-office project is the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:45 PM
For the family-owned AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar, supporting local farmers by serving fresh, locally grown food is in the restaurant's DNA, according to owner Joe Barbera.
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar is one of six Howard County restaurants participating in the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Ellicott City celebrates Benjamin Moore win
It's a story about paint. It's also about social media and more importantly, a community, said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman at a gathering among Main Street Ellicott City business owners last week at the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Baltimore City has awarded "an exclusive negotiating privilege" to an urban farming collective to buy two vacant, city-owned lots near a community garden in Hampden.
The collective, Baltimore Free Farm, is trying to buy the lots to prevent their...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Thousands of dollars and hours of labor have been poured into Boone Street Farm, an oasis on a quarter-acre of city-owned land a few blocks north of Green Mount Cemetery.
Through Baltimore's "Adopt-A-Lot" program, residents legally planted fruit trees,...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 8:08 AM
From Interstate 95 in North Laurel, the first road you take toward Wincopia Farms rides a dividing line: suburban subdivisions on the left, farmland to the right rolling to the banks of the Middle Patuxent River.
A big portion of that open land on the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Urban farmers are complaining about the city's plan to sell two lots that are part of an ambitious community garden on a working class street in Hampden.
But they are also trying to buy the lots to prevent them from being developed.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Springfield Farm owner David Smith is finally preparing to build the roadside stand he and his family first proposed in Baltimore County in 2006.
The Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, recently declined to hear the case of neighbors...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The premise of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s “Vacants to Value” program seems simple enough. Baltimore has about 16,000 vacant properties, and the mayor and her housing department have devised strategies to try to return them to...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For 17 generations, members of Catherine Webb's family have worked or lived on Springfield Farm in northern Baltimore County, where chickens and turkeys roam the hilly ground and, three days a week, Webb sells eggs and chicken meat from a farmhouse...