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Calvert Hall celebrates milestone anniversary

When Calvert Hall College High School opened its doors on West Saratoga Street in September 1845, the city was a thriving port and railroad hub. “Everything was dedicated to keeping those two things going,” says Francis O’Neill, a research librarian with the Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore was geographically smaller—its northernmost …

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Highlandtown’s ‘Top Chef’

After working at various Baltimore restaurants, chef Jesse Sandlin is opening her own eatery, Sally O’s, in Highlandtown. Named after Sandlin’s grandmother, the former Laughing Pint space is scheduled to debut in mid-April. “It’s exciting; it’s terrifying,” says Sandlin, a former “Top Chef” contestant. The Baltimore native, who recently helmed …

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Brow Power

As we all know, there are a dizzying number of brow products and services at our disposal to help us achieve lush and thick brows. But one treatment has recently taken the beauty industry by storm—microblading, the process of tattooing tiny brow hairs with a needle.  A minimalist with my …

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Karen Graveline

Karen Graveline, Owner, Design Distillery In 1998, designer Karen Graveline set out to find mid-century modern furniture to complement her urban Baltimore rowhome. This search quickly became a career, and Graveline created a one-stop-shop for all things home decor and home renovation. More than 20 years later, she’s still going …

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Working Out At Home?

Self-isolating? Here are six exercises to keep you fit, focused and sane.  Cardio Aerobic exercise gets your heart pumping; the trick is to stay at a reasonable intensity and not to let that heart rate spike up too high. When you think of cardio, think a brisk walk around the …

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A Cocktail for Earth Day

Ball of Sunshine: A Cocktail for Earth Day With Earth Day upon us (April 22), we are reminded to take stock of the ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint, be more mindful of our habits and be kinder overall to our planet. In this spirit, we are …

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Are You Sick of Social Distancing?

With most of the world practicing self-isolation and social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, it can be hard to find the joy in staying in, weekend after weekend. But, don’t lose hope just yet. Believe it or not,  it can be just as fun and productive as going out, with …

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Cooking (At Arm’s Length)

Social distancing and trying to cook from your pantry? Here are eight healthy recipes and snacks to try. Even better? You will more than likely have most of these ingredients at home.  HOMEMADE OATS Searching for the perfect oatmeal recipe? We’ve got it. Homemade oats are an excellent way to …

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Now Cooking: Key Lime Pie

Now Cooking: Key Lime Pie

Chef: Morgaine Brunn Restaurant: Charlsie’s Bakehouse based in Catonsville and named for her grandmother, Charlsetta Her words I entered the restaurant industry by accident. I enrolled in a weekend baking class at a community college and loved it. I immediately switched my major. Now, I wouldn’t dream of doing anything …

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Weekend Plans, What to Do March 19-22

With many of us practicing social distancing, working, and schooling from home, it leaves a crucial question: What can I do from home this weekend?  Don’t worry; we have some suggestions for six fun things you can do to pass the time. Make a fruity cocktail Trust us, this one …

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Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday Taco fans rejoice: It’s officially Taco Tuesday. Vida Taco Bar’s executive chef Josh Brown has a seasonal creation that’s warm, comforting and full of flavor. Oh, and it’s entirely plant-based — spicy jerk tempeh tacos. Brown, who became a vegetarian two years ago, says he wanted to create …

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Salmon Run

  It may be fall, but Marylanders still eat their seafood. In fact, some seek it out as an alternative to the turkey that inevitably awaits them. This salmon on mash recipe created by Fratelli’s Italian and Seafood in Hampstead is one such antidote. Even though it’s fall, diners still …

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