Spring has sprung and it's almost time to get out in the garden. To guide new gardeners or seasoned veterans eager to learn more, the University of Maryland Extension Carroll County office will hold Twilight Meetings as part of their Maryland Master Gardeners program the third Monday of the month in the Grow It Eat It Demonstration Garden, directly behind the Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster.
Stop shopping online and start shopping at local businesses.That was the message conveyed by Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot during a visit to Catonsville's small businesses along Frederick Road on Wednesday.
After a lackluster Black Friday weekend — spending fell 11 percent from Thanksgiving through Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation — some big retailers were under more pressure to have a sales blowout.
Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store U.S. sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
The lush beds of lettuce, mustard greens and peppers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future's greenhouse resemble the plants that Rick Lee of Damascus has grown in his greenhouse. Yet instead of traditional in-ground fertilizer, these plants get their nutrients from a different source: fish waste.
It seems that the Thanksgiving holiday is well on its way to becoming the new "Black Friday." Retailers already are announcing their hours for Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season, and the shift toward opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving itself is continuing.
Perra S. Bell, a former Towson University history teacher who was a lifelong crusader for civil rights, died Sept. 26 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Fla., of complications of a fractured hip. She was 95.
Peter Bowe and his wife, Barbara Stewart, chose their waterfront townhome for its location. An end unit at the tip of a pier in the HarborView complex, the home soars next to Baltimore¿s harbor, affording spectacular views, a stellar seat for Pier Six concerts and a quick, five-minute commute to Bowe¿s job as president of Ellicott Dredges in South Baltimore.
Robert Johnston, 76, a retired insurance salesmen, made a hobby of collecting the plants which grows in thousands of varieties in various shapes and colors 16 years ago. Since then he has amassed a collection of 310 of the unique flowers that line his backyard, front porch and dining room table of his home.
Being part of the Southwest Area Park Modelers club provides its members a place to share their passion and appreciation for aviation, which they will soon share with the public at their annual Charm City Fly-in event to be held Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Several months after dozens of bicycles used in a popular Baltimore bike-sharing program were stolen from Druid Hill Park, city officials said they had garnered enough donations to restart the program.
Old photographs, newspapers and other miscellaneous "gay pride ephemera" from the last half-century of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in Baltimore will be added on Tuesday to one of the nation's most esteemed museum collections.
The From Our Table to Yours: Share, Swap and Take event will be held on Thursdays and Fridays until Aug. 28 at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library, and its purpose is to create a more efficient method of producing and consuming produce.
Michael Phelps' comeback will come with a new partner, Aqua Sphere. The swimming equipment manufacturer says it is partnering with the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time and his coach, Bob Bowman, to develop "a new class of swim products" and expand water-safety efforts.
It doesn't really matter if the modern incarnation of roller derby is here to stay or if it will cycle out of style. What's important is that people are participating in it and having a good time. Ultimately that is what sport is all about.