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True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Hosts Week Night Drink Specials All Summer Long


With a patio overlooking the Jones Falls, fresh oysters straight from their farm, a seasonal menu by Chef Zack Mills, and ample parking, True Chesapeake Oyster Co. should already be a must on your summer dinning list. But they now have week night drink specials you won’t want to miss. The Hampden restaurant, located under the smokestack at Whitehall Mill, boasts an incredible wine selection and on Wednesday’s select bottles are half price. Thursday’s are for the cocktail-lovers. Their classic cocktail list is half price all night long every Thursday. Or join them for Sunday Brunch, from 11am-3pm every week for live music and bottomless mimosas.

Provide Healthier Food Options for All Today


United Way Central Maryland works around the clock to make sure families have enough food and healthier options to support their family from the inside out. No family should have to suffer or worry about their next meal so we are challenging everyone to spark change with us!

BCPS and CCBC Partner to Offer High School Students Free College Courses


Starting this summer, Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) high school students can take unlimited courses for free at the Community College of Baltimore County.

The Maryland State Department of Education has allocated funding for school systems to increase student access to college and career readiness programs— specifically dual enrollment, career and technical education, and Advanced Placement courses. 

United Way Sparks Job Training & Empowerment Opportunities


You can help take that initial step to spark change within our communities. Our job training program will ensure recipients are trained and ready for the workforce, because United Way Central Maryland is sparking change through job training & empowerment opportunities.

Join The Ivy Bookshop for After Midnight: A Poetry Celebration Featuring Ryan Artes And Zorina Exie Frey


The Ivy is delighted to welcome two wonderful poets, Ryan Artes and Zorina Exie Frey, to our back patio for a reading and conversation celebrating Ryan’s poetry collection, After Midnight, on Thursday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m.

We will have copies of Ryan’s book for sale in the shop, as well as at the event.

The Ultimate Rock Music Camp Is Right Around The Corner! Only $399!


Baltimore Rock Fest is back in Towson for another amazing season! The camp is for ages 7-17 and is brought to you by legendary guitar Hall-of-Famer, Tobias Hurwitz. Kids form bands and study the instruments of their choice, write a song and perform in an awesome concert!

Week one starts July 25th and features a free Paul Reed Smith guitar giveaway as well as world musicians traveling all the way from Africa to share their special musical traditions!

Shawn Nocher: The Precious Jules (In Conversation With Elise Levine) at The Ivy Bookshop on June 28


The Ivy is looking forward to welcoming Shawn Nocher for the launch of her new novel, The Precious Jules! Join us for a wonderful evening of conversation and community in celebration. Elise Levine will join Shawn in conversation.

Join The Ivy Bookshop this Saturday for Hong Kong Poetry In Translation: James Shea And Dorothy Tse (With Don Berger)


Join co-translators James Shea and Dorothy Tse as they share Hong Kong poetry from Moving a Stone: Selected Poems of Yam Gong (Zephyr Press) at The Ivy Bookshop on June 25 at 2:00 p.m. Yam Gong is a leading Hong Kong poet who blends philosophical inquiry with everyday life. Using shifting tonal registers, he refashions borrowed language, including English song lyrics, Cantonese wordplay, Chinese folk stories, news reports, prayers, and slang. Born in 1949, Yam Gong (pen name of Lau Yee-ching) is widely respected in both experimental and traditionalist circles in Hong Kong’s literary community. This bilingual volume is the first book-length collection of Yam Gong’s poems in English, drawing from his most important work over the past forty years.

Baltimore Sons and Baltimore Songs This Friday at The Ivy Bookshop – a Celebration of Dean Bartoli Smith and Steve Martel


The Ivy is thrilled to celebrate Dean Bartoli Smith’s poetry collection, Baltimore Sons, with an outdoor concert on our back patio this Friday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. Dean will be joined by local musician Steve Martel.

Featured Hot Listing: Horizon • Exquisite Modern Farmhouse Drenched in Natural Light with a Napa-style Aesthetic


12408 Hunters Glen • Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Live authentically. Exquisite modern farmhouse drenched in natural light with a Napa-style aesthetic. Designed by Peter Ratcliffe. One of the most desirable lots in the coveted Worthington Green community. Privacy abounds. Unwind in your lushly cultivated resort-style oasis. Outdoor living reigns supreme here. Spend endless hours on the expansive multi-tiered stone and Ipe terraces cozied up in front of the crackling fire. Incredible lounge and dining spaces under the retractable awning with state-of-the-art hot tub and outdoor shower at your disposal. Thoughtful and seamless indoor/outdoor connection throughout the entire custom-built home. The front porch is equally as inviting as the back. Spend lazy afternoons surrounded by divine landscape design. As the sun sets, marvel at the perfectly placed lighting for living your life in the glow. Truly magical. Handsome proportions and balanced spaces flow effortlessly. A true lifestyle abode. Spectacular and sophisticated cooking space. Fantasy mudroom. There is truly a space for everything in this house. An organizational dream. Epic great room anchored by stone fireplace and exposed wood beams. Fling open the French doors and float outside. A dining space that makes you want to come up with a reason to host a dinner party. Imagine evenings filled with scintillating conversation. Stylish imbibing made simple with luxury butler’s pantry and wet bar. These spaces make you want to fill them up with friends and family. Old Growth Heart Pine wide plank flooring throughout. Luxe owners’ suite with spa bath and dual dressing rooms. Secondary suites are fresh and happy. Second floor bonus room with a plethora of possibilities. Ample room for a future pool should you desire one. Four car garage custom 10-foot width with additional half bay for golf cart or tractor. Relish the sense of arrival every day when you walk through your metal-roofed breezeway and the handmade oversized brick path home. Landscape architect Hal Quayle of Quayle & Associates. Only 7 minutes to Greenspring Station and Hunt Valley Towne Centre. Zippy access to 83, 695, and everywhere you want to be. Cultivate your existence. The art of uniting human and home.

Featured Hot Listing: Pristine 8.6 Acre Farmette with Sweeping Views of Belfast Valley


15407 Tanyard Road • Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

Live authentically. Pristine 8.6 acre farmette with sweeping views of Belfast Valley. Paradise found. Timeless brick rancher graced with an incredibly thoughtful and impeccable renovation. Savor the scenic drive and sense of arrival. Idyllic pond situated among fenced pastures. Find the tranquility you crave in the divine countryside. Riding arena and generous run-ins for the horse enthusiast. Six stall barn with automatic waterers, heated tack room, and wash stall. All season sunroom to soak in the colors and surroundings. Private balcony in owner’s suite to greet the morning sunrise. Test out your green thumb and grow greens in the raised beds of the fenced garden. New premium deck. Home theater for late night movies. Lower-level stone walkway and lush landscaping leads to sparkling pool and firepit. An entertainer’s dream. 800 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar. Work out room. Two car garage with industrial grade epoxy floor. Prime Hereford locale. Minutes to 83 and Hunt Valley. An experience not to be missed. Book your field trip today. The art of uniting human and home.

Lucky Dog Day June 25 at Star Bright Farm


You Lucky Dog, it’s your day! Fresh-mowed paths through the fields and woods to explore; intoxicating lavender scents in the air as you watch the purple harvest; fresh bunches of lavender to purchase and take the smell home with you; delicious food and drink to savor from your picnic blanket and the alluring farm market to sniff around for glorious finds.….

Featured Hot Listing: Spacious and Light-Filled Patio Home • Floor to Ceiling Glass • Private Courtyard Garden


37 Judges Lane • Ruxton, MD 21204

Live authentically. If you’ve been yearning for a spacious and light-filled patio home, this is the one for you. Feel completely connected to the outdoors with floor to ceiling glass. Spend sunny mornings with coffee and a good book in your stunning atrium. Dine al fresco all summer long in your private courtyard garden. Savor your culinary masterpieces in the updated cooking space and wainscotting-adorned dining space. Imbibe by the crackling fireplace long into the evening. Host movie nights in the substantially finished lower level complete with newly installed flooring and wall of French doors leading to the rear yard. Expansive private woodland views from the balcony will sooth the soul. Embrace the Ruxton locale. Surround yourself with green space and a delightful community. The current owners have lovingly and thoughtfully updated this terrific home throughout the years: updated all bathrooms, completely renovated owner’s suite bathroom, replaced all windows, added plantation shutters in all bedrooms and atrium, replaced all kitchen appliances, and replaced original concrete surface in the courtyard with gorgeous stone pavers. One of the few models offered with light-filled bonus room off the owner’s suite with fireplace with a plethora of opportunities here. Pristine condition. Ruxton Crossing is a sought-after and tucked away gem with zippy access to 83 and 695. Minutes to everywhere you want to be. Cultivate your existence. The art of uniting human and home.

Featured Hot Listing: On the Horizon • Sun-Drenched Southern-Inspired Traditional • Fresh Crisp Pallet with Tasteful Updates Throughout


1223A Providence Road • Towson, MD 21286

Live authentically. Tucked far off the road, at the end of a long private drive, lies this sun-drenched Southern-inspired traditional. Fresh crisp pallet with tasteful updates throughout. Incredibly versatile floor plan with generous room sizes and a natural flow. A unique and fabulous layout for both daily living and elaborate entertaining. Bright and airy kitchen opens to great room with stunning floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Seamless indoor/outdoor connectivity with several sets of French doors beckoning you outside to oversized tiered deck, perfect for dining alfresco. Tucked behind kitchen lies a private home office with door to expansive covered front porch. Impressive first floor owner’s suite with sun-filled spa bath that leads out to deck. Upstairs includes an open loft perfect for work or play and three spacious secondary bedrooms, updated bathrooms, and great closet space. Large finished lower level offers space for all your indoor recreational desires. Step outside and relish in nature. Lush fenced in yard creates your own private sanctuary surrounded by over 50 acres of preserved land owned by the Beeches. Enjoy endless walks in the woods from your own backdoor or enjoy exploring Loch Raven Watershed which is just around the corner. The perfect combination of privacy and total convenience all at the same. Cultivate your existence. The art of uniting human and home.

Lavender Fest is Back at Star Bright Farm – 6/18 and 6/19


Join Star Bright Farm on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th for Lavender Fest, our favorite weekend of the year!

A day of food, music and fun – bring the whole family, leashed furry friends included – for a beautiful time out on the farm. The lavender will be in abundance and we will have fresh bunches for sale in our Barn Market! Both days will feature tractor rides and a walking tour of the farm with Farmer Peter (times to be announced).

Tickets from now until Thursday 6/16 are $15 – prices will raise to $20 starting Friday 6/17!