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Charming 1836 farmhouse in Lutherville asks $750K: 1.9 acres with barn

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Hot House: “Henry’s Delight,” 2615 Pot Spring Road, Lutherville, MD 21093

Fieldstone farmhouse, circa 1836, with frame addition, circa 1905, completely restored. Four/five bedrooms, 2.5 baths over two and a half stories and 3,585 square feet. Entry foyer, living room, dining room, open-plan eat-in kitchen and family room, master suite with double walk-in closets, glass shower and den/dressing room. Three further bedrooms, office, three fireplaces, hardwood floors throughout. Central AC, attic, unfinished basement. Large wooded barn with hayloft, converted to four-car garage and workroom. Landscaped 1.9-acre lot: $749,900

Hot Plate: Chili cook-offs, Baltimore Craft Beer Festival, Dom Perignon at Magdalena and much more

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The Stars, Stripes & Chow chili cook-off benefiting The Baltimore Station is one of two local chili events taking place on Saturday.

It’s time to put away the candy and break out the chili and beer…and champagne. This week offers a little something for everyone, no matter how highbrow or lowbrow your tastes are. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Hot Plate: Halloween events all over town, Oysterfest in St. Michaels, Champagne at Charleston

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Oyster fritters are one of the many oyster preparations on the menu at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Oysterfest, taking place Oct. 27 in St. Michael’s.

Double, double toil and trouble. Cauldrons will be bubbling all over Baltimore this week, as local restaurants celebrate Halloween and a whole lot more. Here’s a look at what’s happening:

520 square feet of adorable: Newly renovated townhouse in Fells Point asks $185K

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Hot House: 515 S. Chapel Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Federal style brick townhouse, circa 1920. 2 beds, 1.5 baths over 520 square feet, fenced back patio, no basement. Living room, kitchen with granite counters, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, breakfast area. Hardwood floors throughout, built-in speakers, double-pane casement windows. Upstairs two bedrooms, washer/dryer, private deck off master. Central AC: $184,900

Hot Plate: Two vegan bake shops, three farm events, four wine dinners and much more

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Chef Melanie Molinaro has opened a new vegan eatery, Little Fig Bake Shop, inside Stall 11 in R. House.

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a vegan baked goods expert, a big beer drinker or a fan of farm parties, there’s an event you’ll love this week in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:

Hot Plate: Oysterfest takes over Cross Street, Baltimore Beer Week spills all over the city, wine dinners explore the grapes of Italy

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Ryleigh’s Oyster’s 12th annual Oysterfest takes place in Federal Hill this weekend. It’s one of several fun food festivals around Baltimore this week.

From oysters and beer by the boatload to refined dinners showcasing the fine wines of Italy, this week is a big one for food lovers in Baltimore. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

GreenLaurel: Will rain levels ever go back to normal?

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When being no. 1 is not optimal. Credit: N.O.A.A.

This edition of GreenLaurel is sponsored by the upcoming Chesapeake Film Festival. On Saturday, October 13, the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) will host a day of environmental films as part of the film festival. Click here for the full schedule of films.

To answer that question in the headline–no. This is a taste of the new normal. Scientists answered the rain question decades ago. Now we’re living with climate change, and it’s catching a lot of us off guard. Your next step might be awareness, then action and adaptation. We have a few ideas for all three.

Hot House: Renovated farmhouse on 7 acres with pool, steps from Lake Roland, asks $2.5M

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Hot House: 6137 Barroll Road, Baltimore County, MD 21209

Shingle-style farmhouse, circa 1931, well and completely renovated. Seven bedrooms, four full, two half baths over three stories and 6,274 sq. ft. Original farmhouse with seamless addition. Open eat-in kitchen with wide plank oak floors, large family room with stone fireplace (four total), mudroom with custom built-ins, screened porch, views. Formal living room and dining room, reading room, sitting room. Upstairs bedrooms, en-suite master with soaking tub, glass shower and custom closet room. Two-car garage with second-floor loft, kitchenette, bath. Central AC, extensive bluestone hardscaping, salt water pool, 7.3-acre lot: $2,495,000

Hot Plate: Lots of booze-paired dinners, Baltimore Taco Festival, The Local Oyster turns three and more

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The Milton Inn hosts a history-inspired wine dinner on Wednesday evening. Photo by Beverly Funkhouser.

The weather in Baltimore is finally starting to cool and fall feels like it’s here to stay (fingers crossed), and restaurants are taking note with their menus and special events. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:

The Baltimore Book of the Dead

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Baltimore Book of the DeadMarion Winik just released her latest memoir, “The Baltimore Book of the Dead,” out from Counterpoint. This week we publish an excerpt from the introduction of the book, which is a compilation of essays about people she’s lost. Marion approaches the touchy subject of death with emotion, wisdom, and humor as only she can. If you’re a fan of Bohemian Rhapsody, you’re in for a treat. Read on. – S.D.

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During the spring of 2007, in the dark days towards the end of our marriage, my second husband and I managed to get ourselves invited to a small house party on the South Coast of Jamaica, held over the weekend of the Calabash Festival, a major annual literary event with writers from all over the Caribbean and the world. I had just begun writing The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, the predecessor to this volume.

The first morning, all the guests went up the road to Jake’s, the resort where the festival is held, in our hosts’ van. We heard readings, paged through books on sale, sipped frozen drinks. My husband and I sipped many of them. The group went home for lunch, planning to return in the afternoon, but storm clouds massed and broke and no one wanted to go back in the pouring rain.

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