Event Pick: Join (or watch) a crowd of kayakers traverse the harbor in the annual Floatilla

A shot of the 2016 Floatilla, via Healthy Harbor Initiative.

With the latest test results pointing to a decline in the concentration of fecal matter concentrations in Baltimore’s waterways, there’s arguably never been a better time to take a paddle out on the city’s “crown jewel.”

Man dies after falling down, getting pinned in elevator shaft in Cockeysville


In the second construction-related workplace death in the Baltimore area this week, a man died Friday morning after getting pinned after falling down an elevator shaft in Cockeysville.

Demolition of two mill homes in Woodberry to be postponed until after June 19 community meeting

The outside of 3323-25 Clipper Road. Photo by Nathan Dennies.

Woodberry residents won’t have to bid farewell to two historic, 1840s stone mill homes on June 15, as a developer has agreed to postpone a scheduled demolition until after he meets again with neighbors.

BARCS is waiving adoption fees over the next two days


Citing a lack of space, the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is waiving adoption fees over the next two days to help pets find new homes, the shelter announced on Facebook.

Meet Beth Fisher – Pikesville Mom Who Supports Pikesville Schools Coalition


Meet Beth Fisher

Beth Fisher always put education at the top of her list when selecting what neighborhood would be best for her family. It’s why she and her husband first moved to the Summit Park school district so her children could attend Pikesville public schools.

So when Beth learned that CHAI was spearheading the Pikesville Schools Coalition, an initiative to strengthen Pikesville schools, she recognized how valuable that was to her community.

Destination Summer – Six open houses this weekend on enchanting Gibson Island



12 noon – 4:30 PM

Please note individual open house times below.

If you’ve never experienced the magic of Gibson Island, now is your chance. Click here for a spectacular video tour of this gorgeous paradise, located less than an hour from Annapolis, Washington D.C. and Baltimore with 24hr security and no Bay Bridge crossing!

Want to see more?  Don’t miss  these wonderful Gibson Island homes for sale, which could be yours to enjoy this summer!

Bill Bateman’s Towson will close after this weekend

Photo via Facebook.

The Towson location of Bill Bateman’s Bistro–the local sports bar chain known for its wings and pub grub–will close after dinner service on Sunday, the restaurant announced last night.

Developer eyes demolition of two historic mill houses in Woodberry to make way for new apartments

The outside of 3323-25 Clipper Road. Photo by Nathan Dennis.

Jill Orlov got a bad feeling last week when she saw a demolition contractor surveying the outside of 3511 and 3513 Clipper Road, a combined 19th-century historic stone building. Orlov, an architect-turned-artist, said she approached the contractor to ask what was being planned for the mill home.

“I think it’s coming down,” he responded, Orlov says. She figured he meant just the concrete addition in the rear of the building. “Not all of it,” she asserted.

He told her he was sure it was the whole structure.

Event Pick: Baltimore Improv Group highlights women, gender non-conforming performers with ‘Our Time’

Logo courtesy of Baltimore Improv Group

Fresh off of XFest, a comedy festival highlighting women, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming performers, the Baltimore Improv Group is opening its stage for a night of “femme-power comedy.” 



Harbor East Fit+ FestivalThe 6th Annual Fit+ Outdoor Fitness Festival takes your workout to the streets of Harbor East! Enjoy FREE fitness classes hosted by The MAC, Under Armour Brand House, lululemon, and Charm City Run! From yoga to boot camp and beyond – these perfectly timed sessions allow you to sample multiple classes throughout the morning.