- Later this year, Paul Thomas, owner of The CIVIL in Mount Vernon, intends to open a hookah lounge and a mac and cheese takeout joint, both in Fells Point.
- Growing up in Maryland influenced the work of these three artists, including two who are returning to the area.
- Grab your tickets to a sci-fi themed concert, go to the debut of a young artist’s work, drink wine and listen to opera, run for charity or attend the Ravens’ preseason opener.
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- If you can tear your eyes away from the creek or the spectacular sunsets, there’s plenty to appreciate indoors, too.
- Dense ground covers are a great way to reduce weeds and erosion, but this can increase the risk of blight outbreaks by creating stagnant pockets of warm, humid air.
- A Baltimore pastor and archivist stumbled on previously unknown writings by Francis Asbury, the "George Washington" of the Methodist Church.
- The Maryland Braille Challenge, now in its 13th year, is hosted annually by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education. Students get tested on reading comprehension, spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading, speed and accuracy.
- James Williams II took to art to challenge the Black racial construct and now he’s the 2022 Sondheim Art Prize winner.
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- Scrabble enthusiasts from 42 states and nine countries descended upon Baltimore this week as the city hosted the board game’s North American championships.
- As longtime Baltimoreans know, the peach cake is one of the delights of July and August. It’s highly seasonal, and the mania for it seems to be largely local.
- The home’s interior nods to that historic past with hardwood floors throughout, two fireplaces, and coffered ceilings. But other aspects of the home are filled with modern conveniences.
- The restaurant, which has been anchored at Cross Street Market in Federal Hill since 2019, will open a standalone location in the Hampden area by 2024.