| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:41 AM
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....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:05 AM
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.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:58 AM
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,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:31 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:13 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...