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Hot Plate: New Fall Cocktails, BBQs over the Weekend, Charm City Cook at Everyman Theater

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R. Bar is one of several local spots that has recently launched a new fall cocktail menu.

This week has a little bit of everything for Baltimore food lovers, from good news about new spots opening to a long list of boozy dinners. Here’s a look at what will keep you entertained all week long:

Greenlaurel: Try Local Cut Flowers and Avoid Those Jetsetter Blooms

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A gorgeous locally sourced Local Color Flower bouquet grown within 100 miles of Baltimore.

These days, two dozen roses may only set you back $30. Yet, behind these cheap blooms is a $60 billion global cut-flower industry with a story that’s not quite as rosy. The modern flower industry is known for a voluminous carbon footprint, thorny labor issues and prickly land, pesticide and water practices.

The next time you pick flowers for your special event, think outside the flower box and consider choosing your blooms from the many local and sustainable flower options right here in Charm City.

Hot House: Harbor Views, Dog Park, Pool and More, Make Locust Point’s Anthem House A Good Gig

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Hot House: Anthem House, 900 E. Fort Avenue, Locust Point, Baltimore, 21230

New built luxury mixed-use development in Locust Point.  Nine stories, 292 apartments, modern industrial styling.  Studios at 540 sq. ft., one bedrooms at 702 sq. ft.+, two bedrooms at 1,080 sq. ft.+.  Thirty different floor plans available, including some with additional den. All apartments have views.  Live/work/play design incorporates 4,000 sq. ft. resident-only fitness center opening to outdoor pool and overlooking the harbor. Also bocce court, coffee shop, bar, retail shops, lounge, dog park, outdoor space, outdoor kitchen/grill, clubroom and conference room, parking. All apartments feature wood floors, granite counters, high ceilings, large windows with views. High grade finishes, washer/dryers throughout. Parking, $150 per month: $1,695 – $5,000 

Big Fish: 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate and Tech Entrepreneur Alec Ross

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Alec Ross

Alec Ross first came to Maryland 23 years ago when he was assigned to be a sixth-grade teacher at Booker T. Washington Middle School as part of the Teach For America program. He had just graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in history, and he immediately developed a strong affection for Baltimore.

Don’t Miss The Park School of Baltimore’s Fall Events

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NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEES, SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTED BY THE PARK PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION AND PARK CONNECTS, ADMISSION OPEN HOUSE AND TOURS WITH PRINCIPALS! 

Greenlaurel: Free Native Trees at Herring Run Nursery this Sunday

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If you live in Baltimore City or Baltimore County and are looking to add trees to your yard, definitely plan on visiting Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery this Sunday to grab yourself a free one.

Hot Plate: Molina Pizze & Polpette Opening, The Charmery Announces Expansion Plans, 11th Annual Oysterfest in Federal Hill

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Molina, a new permanent stall in R. House, will open Thursday.

If you’re a fan of oysters, beer and outdoor festivals – or just a fan of food in general – you’ve got a lot to look forward to this week. Here’s what’s coming up in Baltimore’s food world?

Two Calvert Hall Alums Celebrate The Bay with Local Clothing Line

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In the summer of 2014, Kevin Ames and Mathew Wilmer decided to start a landscaping business to earn some extra cash. The twenty-year-olds were each headed into their junior years of college (Loyola for Wilmer, Towson University for Ames), and after their first venture paid off, they wondered what else they might team up on.

Greenlaurel: Today is Maryland’s First-Ever Children’s Environmental Health Day

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Everyday consumer products contain untested, and oftentimes unhealthy synthetic chemicals. Found in grocery stores, shampoo often contains fake scents based on phthalates, a known hormone disruptor.

Already a legislative leader in reducing children’s toxic exposure, Maryland is now the third state to officially designate today as Children’s Environmental Health Day. The state’s new eco-holiday is an ideal time to take stock of the clear link between negative health outcomes for kids and the 80,000 mostly untested chemicals found in our air, water, consumer products and food, and perhaps more importantly, to consider taking steps to reduce our kids’ exposure to everyday chemicals.

Hot House: Plain Jane Cottage With Pinterest Potential Asks $284K In Mt. Washington

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Hot House: 1318 Appleby Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Cottage style bungalow circa 1930 with cedar siding, front porch, and new roof. Two bedrooms, one full bath over 1,248 sq. ft. Hardwood floors, many original architectural details. Living room with nine-foot ceilings, book and media built-ins. Open plan kitchen with granite island and counters, stainless appliances, 42″ cherry cabinetry, pantry, and mudroom.  Master bedroom with large walk-in closet, second small bedroom. Updated bathroom. Covered back patio for entertaining, garden with mature trees and shed. Central air, unfinished basement: $284K