Comcast to create more than 1,000 Wi-Fi connected zones across the country, including in Baltimore

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Comcast will provide free Wi-Fi connection to more than 1,000 community centers nationwide, including locations in Baltimore City, as part of a multi-year effort to close the digital divide for low-income families, the company announced on Thursday.

IT training leader Lance Lucas sentenced to 18 months for bribing state delegate

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Baltimore entrepreneur Lance Lucas was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Thursday for bribery of former Maryland state delegate Cheryl Glenn.

Hot Plate: Johnny Appleseed Days at Weber’s Farm, Meet & Make with NiHao, Farm to Chef goes virtual and more

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Apple, goat cheese and honey tart is one of the options on Classic Catering’s special menu for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Autumn officially begins this week, which means it’s a great time for outdoor dining, among other things. In addition to all the excellent al fresco dining options Baltimore restaurants have put in place, over the next couple weeks, the local culinary scene includes a lineup of fun activities – both virtual and in-person – to help food lovers make the most of the season.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Maryland’s coronavirus deaths are slowly decreasing

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

Maryland reported 10 or fewer deaths each day for the past two weeks, state data show.

The state’s number of daily reported fatal cases has been gradually declining.

Experience World Wellness Weekend at Spa Adagio THIS WEEKEND – 9/19 + 9/20

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This weekend, September 19 and September 20, is World Wellness Weekend – a weekend dedicated to inspiring and empowering people to make healthier choices. Spa Adagio, a Wellness Ambassador for Baltimore, will be participating, offering a wide variety of holistic personalized spa treatments. Check out Spa Adagio’s Facebook page throughout the weekend for wellness videos, tour the spa on Saturday and Sunday evening from 7pm-8pm (by appointment only), meet Anette Langsdort, Yoga Teacher 500 E-YRT, at Saturday’s Open House, make an appointment for a treatment and start the upcoming season with a refreshed mind and body.

Maryland University Staff Describe Unsafe Conditions

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Shower curtains act as barriers in financial aid and admissions offices at Frostburg State University.

Maryland’s public universities have for months strategized about ways to keep students and faculty safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But staff members who provide essential services, from housekeeping to IT, at many of those universities say their schools’ leaders have treated their safety and wellbeing as afterthoughts.

BMA to live stream jazz with Akua Allrich, Monday, Sept. 21

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Akua Allrich

The Baltimore Museum of Art will host on Monday, September 21 at 6 p.m., a live-streamed concert, Jazz: The Living Room Session. The concert will feature acclaimed jazz vocalist Akua Allrich, who will perform from the museum’s East Lobby installation Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure.

Maryland sends personnel and equipment to help fight wildfires out West

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Oregon Fires, 2020. Author: Bruhmoney77, via Wikimedia Commons. “Photo I took outside of my house of the sky at one point on September 8th due to the fires at a high school close to me.” Find the original photo here.

As the West Coast continues to battle historic wildfires, the state of Maryland is lending its support to response efforts in California and Oregon.