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Enliven Your Home Décor in 2021

After experiencing a challenging 2020, we want to be encouraged and uplifted at the start of a new year. The Pantone Color Institute is giving us two reasons to be hopeful with its 2021 Colors of the Year picks: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. In a news release announcing the color …

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Serenity Amid the Salt

Imagine yourself relaxing in a cozy spa-like setting. You close your eyes as gentle music plays softly in your ears and comforting aromas linger in the background. If this scene sounds like your average nail salon, day spa or therapist’s office, think again. The scents that infuse the space around …

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From Cluttered to Clean

Our two-story foyer had become a dumping ground for the shoes and coats of our family of six. An outerwear obstacle course littered our entryway floors. The coat and shoe closets were bursting, ready to bury unfortunate souls who were brave enough to attempt the daring feat of actually hanging …

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Smart Watch, Heart Watch

Show your heart some love. In addition to hosting Valentine’s Day, February is also American Heart Month. With developments in technology, monitoring heart health is something people can do not only during February, but also throughout the year. Two area cardiologists assess the use of smart devices for detection and …

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How to Celebrate Black History Month in Baltimore

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Baltimore

February is Black History Month, a time to pay tribute to African Americans and their centuries-long struggle for freedom and equality. Explore the following 10 ways you can celebrate the African American community and learn more about their contributions to American history. National Museum of African American History and Culture …

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Winter Pet Care Tips

Katie Flory, community relations director for the Maryland SPCA, shares the following techniques to care for your pets this winter. Keep Them Safe Cats will try to find warm places to get out of the cold. Make sure you’re checking in and around your vehicle before you start the ignition. …

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James Conlon: Captivating the Heart of Classical Music

James Conlon vividly remembers when classical music first captivated his heart. “I was 11 years old,” says Conlon. “It was a performance of (Giuseppe Verdi’s opera) ‘La Traviata.’ I felt a spark. From that moment, I became interested in any and all classical music I could get my hands on.” …

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Rejuvenating Retreat

When the homeowners of this Ruxton property purchased their traditional-style home, they turned to Jeff Penza, principal at Penza Bailey Architects of Baltimore, to incorporate a contemporary feel to their living space. In the bedroom pictured here, Penza and his design team addressed issues of limited closet space and flow …

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Warm Up Winter with Oyster Stew

True Chesapeake Oyster Co. builds its menu around locally sourced produce, including squashes, beets and carrots. “We source local, and we’re in the season where we’re seeing a transition into a lot more vegetables and heartier items. Our goal is to highlight all of that stuff,” says Executive Chef Zack …

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How to Celebrate MLK Jr. Day in Baltimore

How to Celebrate MLK Day in Baltimore

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an occasion to continue the legacy of the Civil Rights leader who advocated for activism and service. Explore in-person and virtual events and donation opportunities around Baltimore that honor Dr. King. Events MLK Commemorative Film Screening Jan. 17–18 | 9 p.m. The Reginald F. …

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