As someone who promotes celestial happenings locally, it was good to see your invitation to view Oct. 8's lunar eclipse ("Your Week", Oct. 8). Problem is, you had the time wrong. It didn't happen at 8 p.m. but at 6 a.m. But not to worry, there's another due Sept. 28, 2015, for which you can redeem yourself. Happily, it is a mid-evening eclipse and (clouds allowing) will be eminently visible from Station North's Y-Not Lot. (The Apil. 4, 2015 one is not visible from B'more.) Finally, I was up (of course!) for the just-happened one and took a "selfie" from the Loyola Reservoir.
Editor’s Note: The listing was for an event celebrating the eclipse, which did, in fact, begin at 8 p.m. The listing then advised readers to get up early enough to see the eclipse.
Fact. If a bar owner intended to deliver a 16 oz beer when they claim a pint, they would by having a glass large enough. I recall my visits to pubs in England and saw glasses that had a greater capacity than the claimed serving and a line on the glass to show the full serving amount. Using a 14 0z. glass is just sheer deception.
My personal experience of having frequented countless bars in Baltimore is that the norm is all too often a serving about an inch down after the foam settles. Not even close to the definition of a pint and not an accident.
I prefer spending more money for tiny fancy glasses especially if it involves tacking on 3 dollars to local beer.
i regret this post. I'm a terrible person
Hah, aw. It's alright. We don't like stuff sometimes too. And that's okay!
The Circulator isn't just an alternative to MTA buses, it's also an alternative to the car. Depending on where you're coming from and where you're going, it can be faster, cheaper, and more convenient. Taking it means there's no need to drive around looking for or paying for parking, no need to fill up that gas tank, no need to worry about lining up a designated driver when heading to the bars.
This is a very good thing. It means those people who before would have never dreamed of hopping on an MTA bus are getting into the habit of leaving the car at home. Public transport use is anathema to many Baltimoreans - particularly among many who live in the southeastern and southern neighborhoods - and one of the Circulator's greatest benefits is that it's slowly eroding that. Let's not mess with a good thing.
Why do people in the most wealthy side of town get free bus service while everyone else has to pay? Run the free luxury buses for the poor!
The Orange Route goes through Hollins Market, how is that a wealthy area at all? Also it's not payed for by high property taxes, it's specifically payed for with parking taxes. That was the whole gimmick: raise parking taxes, get a free bus. It needs to stay free, it makes the city so much more progressive then other cities.
Why revel in success when you can crush it?
I like how the only things that ever happen in the city are art gallery openings, beer dance parties, obscure indie bands and throwback dj nights