Chef Bledsoe is leaving Miss Shirley’s Cafe to helm Towson restaurant group

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Chef Brigitte O. Bledsoe, a mainstay in the kitchen of Miss Shirley’s Cafe for years, has left to lead Towson Tavern and sister operations The Rec Room and Torrent Lounge.

As Stebbins Anderson embarks on final holiday season, customers lament loss of mom-and-pop store

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All around her at Stebbins Anderson, Christmas lights twinkled, exotic tree ornaments from near and far glistened, flowers in pots blossomed in a kaleidoscope of colors–and Eva Murphy Andrews’ eyes filled with tears

For 20 years, she’s savored shopping at the 152-year-old Towson fixture for gifts, placemats, window decorations and lawn furniture, but laments that the store’s closing for good after this holiday season.

Stumpy’s Hatchet House: Kick Axe Time in Towson


Axe throwing is the craze that’s sweeping the nation. If you’re looking for a great time, whether it be for a date night or a group event, Stumpy’s Hatchet House in Towson is the most fun hatchet-throwing arena in the Baltimore area!

With locations in both Towson and Frederick, Stumpy’s is making a name for itself across Maryland. Originating in Eatontown, New Jersey, Stumpy’s Hatchet House has become one of the most prolific and expansive urban axe throwing companies in the United States. With close to fifteen axe throwing locations currently open, and plans for close to a dozen more opening up across the nation, there’s no time like the present to give Stumpy’s Hatchet House a shot!

Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building activity, a fun date night, a special birthday party for adults, or a bachelor/bachelorette party, Stumpy’s Hatchet House is the place for you.

Stebbins Anderson to close after 152 years in business

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Stebbins Anderson, a hardware and department store founded two years after the end of the Civil War, will close at the end of December, after 152 years in business.

Rudy Gay’s basketball training center to be located off Joppa Road, plans November soft opening

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Baltimore-area ballplayers should have a new place to train by year’s end.

Olszewski administration wants feedback on transportation needs, challenges

A bus stop on Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson. Photo by Elvert Barnes, via Flickr.

With plans to improve transportation in Baltimore County, including the pursuit of a free circulator bus in Towson and the jurisdiction’s first earmarked funds specifically for bike lanes, the Olszewski administration is now asking residents for their thoughts on getting around.

Olszewski says there’s money in budget to plan new Towson, Dulaney high schools

Dulaney High School. Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikimedia Commons.

While actual construction remains unfunded, Baltimore County’s top elected official today announced there’s money in the fiscal 2020 budget to plan and design replacement buildings for Towson High and Dulaney High.

Towson Hooters abruptly closes

Photo by Ed Gunts

The Hooters on Joppa Road in Towson is no more.

Stumpy’s Hatchet House to bring ax-throwing to Towson Commons

The target you hope to hit at Stumpy’s. Photo via press handout.

To help meet apparent demand for places to go imbibe and fling axes, another such attraction is coming to the Baltimore area, bearing the promising name of Stumpy’s Hatchet House.

Hot House: Quirky 1868 log cabin in the heart of Towson


Hot House: 410 Fairmount Avenue, Towson MD 21286

Historic log cabin, circa 1868, with wood shingle siding, screened side porch, stone foundation and unfinished basement. Completely renovated in 2015, and moved from original location on Jefferson Street. Two bedrooms, one and a half baths over 1,352 sq. ft. Original wood floors. All new systems. Living room and dining room with original wood beam ceiling, log and post construction, fireplace, new kitchen, downstairs powder room. Upstairs sitting room, master bedroom and second bedroom, full bath. Central air. Large, sunny backyard with driveway: $325,000