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  • Wednesday is National Root Beer Float Day

    Wednesday is National Root Beer Float Day
    The root beer float is celebrated every Aug. 6 with its own special food holiday - National Root Beer Float Day. Basically a combination of root beer and vanilla ice cream, the effervescent soda-fountain treat is known in some regions as the black cow....
  • Mt. Vernon, Pimlico first city neighborhoods to get new water meters

    Baltimore neighborhoods Mount Vernon and Pimlico and Baltimore County's Bowley's Quarters will be the first to receive new water meters as part of system-wide overhaul, city officials said Tuesday. Beginning in September, crews will install about 5,...
  • Following criticism, GLCCB to hold first public board meeting in years

    Following criticism, GLCCB to hold first public board meeting in years
    The board of directors of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has scheduled their first public board meeting in years, following a wave of criticism about its transparency in recent weeks. The meeting will occur at...
  • Five questions with La Cakerie's owner and executive chef Jason Hisley

    Five questions with La Cakerie's owner and executive chef Jason Hisley
    Customers of Towson's artisan bakery La Cakerie could easily mistake their surroundings for an enlarged dollhouse kitchen; high-pitched strains of pop music bounce off pink walls and the aroma of baking cake batter wafts through the air. Owner and...
  • Baltimore's cheapest beers

    Baltimore's cheapest beers
    There's not much better than downing an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day. But how about downing a really inexpensive ice-cold beer on a hot summer day? Yeah, that may be better. For our third annual survey, we again divided the city into four quadrants,...
  • Scrambling downtown traffic patterns won't attract new families to the city [Letter]

    Scrambling downtown traffic patterns won't attract new families to the city [Letter]
    It seems to me that if Charlie Duff and others want to attract 10,000 new families to the city they are putting the cart before the horse in terms of enticements ("Two ways about it," July 16). How about there being something to go to on foot or bike...
  • Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court

    Teenage killer, now 51, gets another day in court
    Levi Watkins, the pioneering cardiac surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, remembers the date — January 15 — because it was the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and because what happened that night still makes him ache. It...
  • GLCCB to host post-Pride town hall meeting to discuss changes

    GLCCB to host post-Pride town hall meeting to discuss changes
    Organizers of Baltimore Pride, which occurred last month in a new location for the first time in years, will host a town hall meeting to hear feedback on the changes from members of the public. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 23 in the Mason Lord...
  • 100 years later, DiPasquale's grocery keeps family food tradition going

    100 years later, DiPasquale's grocery keeps family food tradition going
    Sometime in 1914, Luigi DiPasquale, who had left his home of Abruzzi, Italy, came to Baltimore and opened a corner store in Highlandtown. Ever the entrepreneur, he butchered and sold meats and also sold live goats tethered in the backyard. This week I...
  • Two ways about it [Commentary]

    Two ways about it [Commentary]
    The reactions triggered by the Board of Estimates' recent approval of a study of the feasibility of converting St. Paul and Calvert streets back to two-way traffic have demonstrated that this city is at a crossroads. Policies are changing and new ideas...
  • Wedded: Lisa Ponzoli and Matt Schaefer

    Wedded: Lisa Ponzoli and Matt Schaefer
    Date: May 17 Her story: Lisa Ponzoli, 35, grew up in Lutherville. Before becoming center manager at Nava Health & Vitality Center in Columbia last year, she owned Babe, a boutique in Fells Point, for six years. Her parents, Penni and Jack Hopkins,...
  • Iggies, the Mount Vernon pizza cafe, has been sold

    Iggies, the Mount Vernon pizza cafe, has been sold
    The Mount Vernon BYOB pizza cafe Iggies has been sold.  The business was purchased from longtime owners Lisa Heckman and Peter Wood by Jim Pak, a retired pharmacist. Pak took over the operations at Iggies on July 22, but Wood will remain on board as a...