The family-owned Rubell Hotels declined to name the final cost of its floor-by-floor overhaul of the 23-story, 1928 landmark, calling the restoration a "labor of love." The new look includes rooftop gardens, Murano and Baccarat chandeliers in the lobby and ballroom, and guest rooms conceived by a former Ralph Lauren designer in "New American" style with textured fabric and dark wood.
Virginia Bates, a poet and artist who opposed the Vietnam War and was a founder of the Howard County Peace Action Community, died of flu complications Dec. 9 at Bridgepoint of Los Altos, an assisted-living facility in California. The former Woodbine resident was 88.
Sculptor and craftsman David Knopp of Towson, who creates unique furniture out of plywood, currently has an exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum. In 1012, he won the Mary Sawyer Baker Artist Award and one of his desks was even used in the television series "Veep" during filming in Maryland.
Baltimore school administrators kicked off the coming school year Wednesday in an unconventional ceremony where interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards told school leaders that they would be encouraged to take risks, make mistakes and push the limits of what's possible.
This 32nd annual Artscape is expected to attract more than 300,000 people before wrapping up Sunday night. A good many of them are likely to wend their way to the Art Car Show, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the festival.
All summer long, even on the hottest days, a gentleman in a tuxedo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk. Locals and vacationers scurry over to find out what he's up to. The man is Joe Kro-Art, owner of Ocean Gallery in Ocean City, Md.
It's not every day a giant pink poodle assists with a marriage proposal! On May 4, Bob Keefer, 38, proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Erin Alexander, 30, at the 15th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race.
In the 17 years since Katie Cleary and Sharon Dongarra first locked eyes in the kitchen of an Arby's restaurant, they have shared a first, tentative kiss, traded letters across continents, set up a home, exchanged vows before family and friends, and nurtured a young daughter.