Baltimore County postman delivers mail with a big dose of kindness


Rick Einhelz has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years. He took the job because it promised a stable career after his military service, and he’s devoted to the Baltimore route, just past the city-county line, that he’s worked for 15 years.

“I’ve established really nice relationships along the way,” he says.

One such relationship is with the Croft family. Ericka and Russell first met Rick around the time their oldest child, Shapard, was born. In the ensuing years, the Croft family grew from one child to four, and each member struck up a special rapport with their friendly postal worker.

Ivy Hotel to re-open Oct. 1, new concept for hotel restaurant Magdalena

Ivy Hotel front room.

The Ivy Hotel, the 19th-century boutique hotel in Mt. Vernon, will reopen October 1, and its lower floor eatery, Magdalena, will reopen on Oct. 9, re-launching with a new restaurant concept: Magdalena, a Maryland Bistro.

The Baltimore Robotics Center is rebooting competitions this fall


As virtual learning becomes the new normal, extracurriculars of the old world are beginning to plan how they’ll function during the pandemic.

Robotics competitions were typically held in school gyms with hundreds of spectators and competitors coming from different areas to compete.

Amtrak offers ‘buy one, get one free’ on Acela and Northeast Regional trains


While COVID may keep most people on the Northeast Corridor home this fall, Amtrak is looking to incentivize travelers with its Buy One Get One Free sale on all Acela and Northeast Regional trains – from Boston to Virginia.  By booking between September 21 through Wednesday, September 30 for travel from Thursday, September 24 through Saturday, December 12, 2020, customers on the Northeast Corridor can purchase tickets at a steep discount.

Jewish Community Center’s New Approach to Arts and Culture


Maryland University Staff Describe Unsafe Conditions

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

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.

Ekiben and NiHao host charity pop-up tomorrow night, Sept. 17


Asian Fusion restaurant Ekiben, with locations in Hampden and Fell’s Pt., and chef Steve Chu along with Canton restaurant NiHao’s chef Pichet Ong and Lydia Chang are collaborating on a special pop-up event tomorrow night, Thursday, September 17 with proceeds benefiting CureDuchenne.