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Weekend Plans, What to Do July 2-5

what to do july 2-5

What’s Fourth of July without fireworks? We are about to find out. This has always been one of my favorite holidays: The flags are out in my flower bed, and I have ordered a crumb-topped cherry pie from Jeannie Bird Bakery, a hometown favorite. Some years, I make my own …

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Skate for a Cause

skate for a cause

Not all of the last month’s protests were marches. Our photographer David Stuck attended a protest on wheels as skaters, cyclists and roller bladers came out in support of Black Lives Matter. Here are some of his photos from that event.   Read History on Our Streets or see David’s …

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Sink Into These Summer Reads

Summer Reads

Fact: This is going to be one crazy summer. Closed pools. Cancelled vacations. No parades, no festivals, no summer blockbuster at the movies. But we’re tired, we’re grieving and we’re human. We need to relax, rest and escape. Thankfully summer reads are still out there. Books that remind you of …

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5 Virtual Things to Do This Weekend

5 Virtual Things to Do This Weekend

Sure, there’s plenty of fun stuff to do around here. But it’s also fun to check out events in other areas, particularly since we can do that from our own homes these days. With that in mind, here are 5 virtual things to do this weekend. Friday Diplo and Dillon …

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Weekend Plans, What to Do June 25-28

What to Do June 25-28

Let’s talk about farmers’ markets, shall we? And lettuce and arugula and strawberries…and anyone else ready to go? Wanna know what to do June 25-28? Visit a farmers’ market. Go to the drive-in. Eat a fried Oreo. Need more ideas? Read on…and have fun. BCPL Opens for Curbside We mentioned …

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A 2020 Reboot

A 2020 Reboot

This year brought us a public health crisis, economic woes, social upheaval and enough change to take us through the next decade. Hello, 2020. What a sucker punch you’ve been. And now that we’re nearly halfway through, now what? Do we brace ourselves for more turmoil, more change? Or do …

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Restart: Kirsten Ledford

Restart: Kirsten Ledford

As the world moves toward recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we asked people in our community about a time they started over or started again.  How did they recover and re-energize themselves in those situations? Over the next several weeks, we will share the stories of their #restart. Kirsten Ledford, …

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Weekend Fun, What to Do June 18-21

What to Do June 18-21

Big Openings this Weekend Happy Father’s Day! Weekend Plans, What to Do June 18-21 includes the good news that some of our favorites are reopening their doors—well, mainly their patios—just in time for Dad’s special day. Unfortunately, it does not look like Mother Nature got the memo, as rain is …

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Restart: Jessica DeLeon

Restart: Jessica DeLeon

As the world moves toward recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we asked people in our community about a time they started over or started again.  How did they recover and re-energize themselves in those situations? Over the next several weeks, we will share the stories of their #restart.  Jessica DeLeon, …

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A Healing Garden

Healing Gardens

Admit it. We could all use a little mental health boost right now. Forced isolation, uncertain finances, disrupted routines, increased responsibility of homeschooling with no childcare. It’s enough to make even the most optimistic and cheerful among us feel downright gloomy. The list of remedies that experts recommend to combat …

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Weekend Fun, What to Do June 12-14

Weekend Fun, What to Do June 12-14

  Friday The Maryland Film Festival Goes Virtual Calling all film buffs, the Maryland Film Festival has gone virtual! While the festivities won’t be held at the iconic Parkway Theater, the ten-day event will feature premieres from rising independent filmmakers, with over 130 short films to choose from! The festival …

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‘I Want a New Career’

I Want a New Career

Most Americans were homebound this spring. For some, it was a stressful time of waiting for unemployment or balancing child care with essential work. For others, it was that, but also a chance to reflect. The result: Amidst the health and economic woes of this pandemic, there were parents contemplating …

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History on Our Streets

Across the nation, protests against police brutality and systematic racism continue after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while in police custody.  Our photographer David Stuck has been photographing these scenes in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Here are some of the pictures that he …

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Weekend Fun, What to Do June 4-7

Weekend Fun: June 4-7  Weekend Fun for June 4-7 brings you a mix of activities. On Friday at 5 p.m. the state moves into Phase 2 of its coronavirus recovery plan. Here are all the details about that. Our gatherings will include outdoor activities, small groups, social distancing and masks. …

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