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Hot Plate: Wine Release Party at Woodberry Kitchen, Thanksgiving around Town, Food Market Book Release Party & More

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Woodberry Kitchen is celebrating Old Westminster Winery’s new Cabernet Franc with a Beaujolais Nouveau-style fete on the patio this evening.

Happy Thanksgiving Week, Baltimore! This week is mostly about turkey (and shopping) but local restaurants have a few additional tricks up their sleeves. Here’s a look at what’s happening over the next few days:

Greenlaurel: Carver Vo-Tech Students Build Wood Sculpture for Druid Hill Park’s ‘Nature Play Space’

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Carver Vo-Tech seniors Marc Bostic and Keyashia Holt, juniors Jason Turnage and Levi Davis, and their teacher, Greg McDevitt, show off their new wood sculpture.

Using natural elements like downed trees, logs and willow branch tunnels, so-called nature play spaces parks are a new trend in playgrounds — and Baltimore has joined the movement.

Hot House: Laurence Fowler’s Handsome Tudor Masterpiece Asks $2.275M

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Hot House: 33 Warrenton Road, Baltimore 21218

Tudor mansion in brick and stone, circa 1919, with slate roof, limestone casements, leaded glass windows. Renovated and in excellent condition. Eight bedrooms, six full and two half baths over 7,816 sq. ft. Grand paneled entrance hall, oak library, covered porch, Trish Houck-designed gourmet chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, breakfast room with arched doors to terrace. Banquet-size dining room. Multiple fireplaces, abundant natural light.  Arcade enclosed oak stairway rises to deep bay window seat at landing.  Large master bedroom with ensuite marble bath, dressing room, sitting room. Picturesque grounds with specimen trees, hedgerows, stonework. Central air. Heated two-car garage: $2,275,000

Hot Plate: Vent Coffee to Join Union Collective, Harvest Festival at R. House, Thanksgiving Classes at The Corner Pantry & Avenue Kitchen & Bar

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Vent Coffee Roasters will join other food-related businesses, including Union Craft Brewing and The Charmery, at Union Collective, which is slated to open in the spring of 2018.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, most Baltimoreans’ minds and stomachs are turning to turkey and stuffing. But before the big day, there are still plenty of other things to sip and bite around town. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Baltimore food scene this week:

Greenlaurel: Another $50 Million Ripoff for Households that Switched Electricity Suppliers

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Seventeen years after Maryland’s energy markets were deregulated, most residential consumers who switched their electricity supplier continue to pay a hefty price premium. Many of the 450,000 switchers would have paid less just sticking with their local utility electricity offering — $50 million less in 2016 alone.

Too Young, Too Soon: Remembering E-Dubble

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E-dub and Vince at work.

As part of our Throwback Thursday series, we republish Marion Winik’s essay in memoriam of E-Dubble, the local rapper who died last February. His new video was released this week. 

View the video, below.

Clarksburg Resident Fills Gift Boxes With Local Artisanal Talent

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A gift box from The Whiff Co. Image via The Whiff Co. on Instagram

Baltimore is full of talented artisans, with plenty of opportunities to buy locally made products. When it comes to shopping for gifts, however, sometimes even the best of us crumble under pressure.

Greenlaurel: Ray Lewis’ Power52 Solar Farm Offers Training for At-Risk Job Seekers

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The massive Nixon Farm solar garden will help power Under Armour, Chimes, Columbia Association, Christ Church, BCPSS and Living Classrooms.

After the Baltimore Uprising in 2015, retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and his friends Rob D. Wallace and Cherie Brooks put their heads together. Their goal was to pursue a project that could reignite hope, faith and pride in their community. They soon realized any solution had to focus on creating jobs for the city.

Hot House: Stevenson Methodist Church On Two Acres For Sale At $743,160

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Hot House: 1925 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153

Gothic Revival style church, circa 1905, with three-story crenelated tower and multiple gables, in excellent condition. Two bedrooms, one bath. 3,066 sq. ft. living space with large, unfinished basement. Recent renovations include new roof and gutters, new furnace, back deck and flagstone patio, driveway, stone walkway, exterior Amish-made doors, replacement windows, repointed stones, four-car garage, central a/c. Many original architectural details, Gothic arched windows, stained glass, soaring cathedral ceilings, murals, wood trim. Mature specimen trees and landscaping with country views: $743,160

Friends School to Award Merit Scholarships

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Friends School of Baltimore is awarding $10,000 scholarships to two new students applying to the school for grades 6, 7 or 8.