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  • Do we need to send out an Amber Alert for Healthy Holly?

    Do we need to send out an Amber Alert for Healthy Holly?

    The last two days of revelations about the University of Maryland Medical System’s contracting practices with members of its board have raised more questions than they have answered. We certainly support the efforts by Gov. Larry Hogan, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas...

  • Chesapeake Bay’s decline endangers watermen’s livelihoods

    Chesapeake Bay’s decline endangers watermen’s livelihoods

    As a full-time waterman in St. Mary’s County, I am one of those most affected by the neglect of the Chesapeake Bay. I have a retail crab shack and a small processing operation where I sell my catch of oysters, crabs and fish — along with those of other watermen — to survive. We are an endangered...

  • Pitts: A moral issue we should all worry about

    Pitts: A moral issue we should all worry about

    If you think you're angry now, wait till you read the court documents. Not that the summaries of a college cheating scandal so massive it briefly bumped Donald Trump from the "Breaking News" chyrons were not enough to make a nun cuss. Indeed, the story offered a perfect storm of outrage: the wealthy,...

  • Misunderstanding abounds about opioid use disorder

    Misunderstanding abounds about opioid use disorder

    Recent scientific projections indicate the opioid overdose crisis will worsen between now and 2025, and dramatically so. According to the mathematical modeling published last month in JAMA Network Open, the annual death toll will exceed 80,000 and could, using the most pessimistic scenario, reach...

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  • 8 Baltimore food events with a side of culture

    8 Baltimore food events with a side of culture

    These upcoming culinary events offer a glimpse of the cultural heritage behind the dishes served. Masarap Fadensonnen Pop-Up Authentic Filipino cuisine at a beer garden? We’ll take it. Chef Rey Eugenio, formerly of Point South, is whipping up hearty, flavorful dishes such as coconut red curry with...

  • Essential spring activities in the Baltimore area

    Essential spring activities in the Baltimore area

    The weather is warming, the birds are chirping and the days are getting longer -- spring is upon us in Baltimore. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the spring season in Charm City and beyond. 

  • A new dinner series at Ida B's Table puts the spotlight on foods of the African diaspora

    A new dinner series at Ida B's Table puts the spotlight on foods of the African diaspora

    Lisa Hamilton had no idea she would be getting a history lesson in addition to a flavorful feast when she attended the first diaspora wine dinner last month at Ida B’s Table in downtown Baltimore. The five-course meal included a whole fish, steak, chicken and rabbit dishes made with recipes native...

  • Michael's Cafe has opened its second location in Middle River

    Michael's Cafe has opened its second location in Middle River

    The popular Michael’s Cafe announced Tuesday that is has opened its long-awaited second restaurant in Middle River. The new establishment is serving customers at Greenleigh at Crossroads near Interstate 95 and Route 43, according to a news release. Chef Josh Vecchiolla will preside over the 9,900-square-foot...

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  • Styling tips from Baltimore's Instagram-famous plant guru

    Styling tips from Baltimore's Instagram-famous plant guru

    Some 300 plants star in the lush, green posts of Hilton Carter’s Instagram feed, which, with 160,000 followers, made him a social-media green interior design star, gained him residential plant styling clients and led to a book deal. The Baltimore native, whose plants are split between his “Jungle...

  • This Japanese garden in Reisterstown has been a labor of love for 35 years

    This Japanese garden in Reisterstown has been a labor of love for 35 years

    Step out David Boteach’s front door and a gentle world beckons — one filled with wondrous plants, waterfalls and whimsical bronze busts of fauna peeking over the leafy flora. Here sit two frogs shyly holding hands beside a lily pond; there stands a blue heron looking past a cinnamon-skinned paperbark...

  • Be a tourist in your own city

    Be a tourist in your own city

    You’ve lived in the same city for several years, but you’ve probably never explored all of it. Are there places that you’ve avoided because you think they might be too touristy? Have you meant to hit a cool-sounding spot but have simply not gotten around to it? This is a great time to play tourist...

  • For Scary Mommy blog founder, a home makeover marks a new chapter

    For Scary Mommy blog founder, a home makeover marks a new chapter

    Sitting in the living room of her new Pikesville home, best selling author Jill Smokler glances out the floor-to-ceiling windows at her lush backyard — her personal oasis, complete with a patio, hammock and pool — the part of the home she fell in love with first. “I had just come from this retreat...

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