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Daytrippin’: Shepherdstown & Harpers Ferry

If you’re looking for a spring escape, look no further. Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry in West Virginia are only an hour-and-a-half drive away, and each offers a day of adventure for the travel bug on a budget. In these, two of the most dog-friendly spots I’ve visited, my pup and …

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Screen Time

We may only be four months in, but 2018 has already been a big year for big movies — “Black Panther” alone set a pretty high bar — and blockbusters-to-be from the Star Wars, Avengers, Jurassic World and Harry Potter universes are on the way. If you’re looking for a …

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Get Out: April

RIDING HIGH Hie up to Harford County for the 7th Annual Romancing the Chrome car show, brought to you by the Jarrettsville Lions Club and the Harford County Public Library Foundation. Embrace the automotive ardor with 250+ classic cars and hot rods, all competing for Best in Show (and, of …

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Break-Neck Pace

When a mystery author has  a backlist, there are expectations that the new work will be both different and the same. Surprises are good, as long as they fit within genre boundaries and reader tolerances. In his 14th book, Since We Fell, Dennis Lehane asks us to trust him. A lot. …

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Orioles Magic

In advance of Opening Day, STYLE shares some of our favorite shots of Orioles infielder Tim Beckham that didn’t appear in the April issue.    

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Return to the Classics

Executive Chef Bryan Boessel walked into Bel Air’s One Eleven Main just four months after it opened in 2014, hoping for a job closer to his home. He’s since become a fixture there, using his classical background and local food connections to create a menu that’s both timely and timeless, …

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Uphill Battle

I grew up with the kind of no-nonsense tough love parenting that both traumatized and strengthened me. We had no money, and my dad was good at making the best of challenging situations by leveraging the cheap labor of his four sons. We were all in it together, amid the …

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Dancing on the Astral Plane

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has done it again. As the third installment of their classic-meets-contemporary Pulse series, the BSO invited genre-bending “organic moonshine roots” musician Valerie June to join the fray—to astronomical effect. As always, the show started with a set from the BSO itself, this time taking on Tchaikovsky’s …

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Runway Art

We all know the looks that make their way down the Fashion Week runways aren’t exactly ready-to-wear. Who hasn’t, after all, elbowed a friend while perusing coverage from New York, Paris or London and snickered: “Is that what you’re wearing to my birthday party?” But as we all also know …

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Heidi Chronicles

Heidi Klotzman is the Founder and CEO of HeidnSeek Entertainment, LLC (HNS) and an award-winning events and marketing entrepreneur. She also created Rock & Soul, Baltimore: The Live Music Showcase that features local talent on the rise and founded the Jill of All Trades Union, a personal and professional support …

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Word of Mouth

The word was out on the street: One hundred women would be killed as a gang initiation. No one knew when it would start. No one knew which gang was behind it. But they were going after women, one by one. One hundred women. It was just a rumor, right? …

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The Long Shift

When I was 18 years old, squeezing barista shifts and catering gigs into my class schedule to make rent, a very wise woman told me, “Go wait tables. You love validation. Every tip is validation. Every shift is different and you’ll make rent faster working less.” Taking this advice, I …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 3/22-3/25

THURSDAY Music: Valerie June  Combining folk, blues, soul and country, artist Valerie June is a force to be reckoned with. The native Tennessean describes her music as “organic moonshine roots music,” a combination which could only be enriched by none other than the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In BSO Pulse tradition, …

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Crowdsourcing Couture

My wife Jen and I aren’t fancy ladies. We can do many things: throw perfect spirals, build activity learning towers, complete crossword puzzles, cook meals, save lives and educate others. But one thing we routinely struggle with is getting dolled up. Perhaps it’s the fact that neither of us owns …

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