A question about a possible age requirement to buy condoms has Howard County Board of Education Member Cindy Vaillancourt facing discipline from her colleagues and has wrapped her re-election campaign in controversy weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
Mainstream supermarkets are starting to look a lot more like organic grocers. Brands such as Whole Foods Market have built a following with their all-natural offerings. But in the race to win over consumers concerned about health and the environment, traditional grocers such as Safeway are increasingly touting sustainable seafood and expanded natural product lines.
Standing in the produce aisle of Giant Food on Fairlawn Avenue, State Sen. Jim Rosapepe and City Councilwoman Donna Crary helped employees celebrate the grand re-opening of the Laurel supermarket Friday morning.
Hekemian & Co. has signed a long term lease with Cobb Theatres to open a new CineBistro luxury movie theatre at the Rotunda in Baltimore, billed as a true world class "dinner-and-a-movie" experience. with seven screens, plush oversized leather seats, full-service in-theatre dining and cutting edge stadium style movie viewing. The 35,000 square foot CineBistro will include up-scale dine-in theatres, a chef inspired menu, premium cocktails, and an expansive wine list.
Last March, Maxine and Robert Pineda began storing and distributing food from a walk-in pantry in the church basement. In August, Boggs gave up his Pastor's Conference Room to move the Food Pantry into a larger space. As it continues to grow, Robert Pineda wants to expand the pantry into an offsite location, ideally on Main Street.
The Woman's Club of Perry Hall is doing it again! This local organization is totally dedicated to helping out in our community with an extra tasty surprise this time. With the generous support of Italian Sensation, they are holding a delicious fundraiser on Feb. 12.
The village center concept is as much a part of Columbia's heritage as the downtown lakefront, walkable paths and community pools. The original James Rouse idea was to give residents a local place to shop, perhaps in walking distance of their homes, where they could get some groceries, have a meal or buy some basics along with their neighbors.
Workers for Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore and Washington regions voted overwhelmingly Tuesday morning to ratify a three-year labor contract that preserves health benefits and raises wages over three years
Slowly, steadily, the Laurel area is being transformed into a global grocery village. Along with a rich array of eateries featuring international flavors, the local landscape is now a destination for more exotic supermarkets whose shelves brim with hard-to-find items gleaned from farmers' fields in Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Wealthier newcomers bled into a Laurel mosaic with immigrants who are less wealthy, creating what Brendle calls a "hybrid diversity," something he
Laurel Shopping Center was developed by Berman Enterprises, partners Melvin and Wolford Berman and Arthur Robinson. The developers used unusual and over-the-top promotions leading up to the Nov. 14, 1956 opening.
While Butterball, the nation's largest turkey producer, said it was facing a shortage of fresh, large birds weeks before Thanksgiving, Maryland's poultry giant Perdue said it would have no trouble meeting demand.
Laurel Shopping Center was a pioneer in local retail, and the men behind its development were visionaries who turned a then-radical idea into a successful enterprise that helped change the face of retail in the Baltimore/Washington area.
Giant Food and Safeway and the union representing workers in the Baltimore-Washington area have agreed to extend the workers' labor contract through Dec. 20, while negotiations continue over issues such as health benefits.
Solar is becoming mainstream in an increasing number of states, Maryland included. And it's not just about panels on government roofs, rising from expansive fields or atop environmentalists' homes. Corporate America has signed on.
As Graul's Market lobbies publicly for a store in the Rotunda, another finalist is also eager to succeed Giant Food as the mall's grocer. Scott Nash, founder of the 10-store regional chain MOMS Organic Markets, said mall redeveloper Hekemian & Co. is considering him as a potential tenant.
In addition to the five-story 250-unit apartment complex, the complete overhaul of the center includes the demolition of the Giant building, the renovation of the remaining village center buildings, and the construction of a CVS pharmacy, which could replace the Crown gas station as early as Fall 2014.
This season's flu outbreak was declared an epidemic by federal health officials Friday as Maryland hospitals and clinics continued to treat unusually high numbers of patients for the virus and manufacturers reported low supplies of the vaccine to treat the illness.