Tag: holidays

Local BBQ Truck Raising Money to Make Holiday Meal for Baltimore’s Homeless Vets

Courtesy Jurasic Pork/Facebook

Tony Harrison has been cooking up holiday meals for homeless Baltimoreans for years. However, he’s hoping to expand on that tradition this December by making enough delicious BBQ to feed hundreds of Baltimore’s homeless veterans ahead of Christmas weekend.

Baltimore Neighborhoods Encourage Residents to Shop Local with Enticing Perks

Christmas Village in Baltimore

With so many purchases being made online these days, it’s getting harder for brick and mortar retailers to hold onto customers, even in the busier season. Many Baltimore neighborhoods are making the extra effort to push for local holiday shopping this year, by offering inventive perks like happy hours, caroling, or even a cookie crawl. Rather than sitting alone on an office computer to do your shopping this year, shoppers are taking advantage of the chance to see holiday shopping as an event, or fulfilling experience, rather than just a chore.

Don an Ugly Sweater for Holiday Spirit (and Fitness) This Weekend


A Saturday morning workout is an occasion to put on some sweaters of holidays past this weekend.

Redfin Dubs Baltimore a Top City for Holiday Lights


This may not be a secret to many readers, but Baltimore has an impressive degree of holiday spirit when it comes to holiday decorating. In fact, Charm City is one of the most dazzling holiday light destinations in the country, according to a new ranking from real estate website Redfin.

Hot Plate: Champagne & Buche de Noel from Petit Louis, Truffles at Gnocco, Nouvelle Cuisine at La Cuchara

Buche de Noel prepared by the Foreman Wolf team

This past week was an exciting one in the Baltimore food world, with the much-anticipated opening of R. House (it’s fantastic) and the Chopped appearance of Faith Paulick, the executive chef of C Squared Restaurant Group, which includes Papi’s Tacos and Huck’s American Craft.

This week, the openings frenzy  has calmed down, but there’s still plenty to keep local food-lovers entertained.

The Annual Cookie Swap: Measuring Up to Holiday-driven Domestic Divas


The holiday season gives domestic divas plenty of opportunities to strut their stuff. They operate in an arena in which I’ve never even attempted to compete.

Baltimore Artist Dedicates Herself to Family, Nature, and Social Responsibility

Kacey Stafford of Found Studio
Kacey Stafford of Found Studio

Kacey Stafford is an independent, mixed media artist in Baltimore, creating beautiful patterned paintings filled with color and texture. Her one-woman art business, Found Studio, offers her own hand collaged paintings featuring uplifting sayings, botanical and animal imagery, and Maryland themes. She manages an aesthetic that could fit in at Anthropologie, as well as it could a pop-art exhibit, or child’s playroom.

Harbor East’s Merriment & Melodies Kick-Off Postponed to Dec. 7th Due to Rain




Harbor East’s Merriment & Melodies: A Holiday Music Series Event Scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th Now Postponed to Wednesday, December 7th 

Holidays Return to Ellicott City On Friday, Bringing Much-Needed Boost in Business

The lit Christmas tree in front of the Howard County Welcome Center. Photo by Karmen Osei.
The lit Christmas tree in front of the Howard County Welcome Center. Photo by Karmen Osei.

It’s been a long four months for historic Ellicott City, but the town wasn’t going to let its arduous flood recovery stop it from having some holiday fun.

Monument Lighting Ceremony Returns to Mt. Vernon This Thursday



With Thanksgiving come and gone, you’ve probably seen neighbors putting up Christmas lights and decorations. You may have even had the chance to see the opening of Hampden’s dazzling light display on 34th Street this past weekend. Even so, one could argue the holidays won’t have officially arrived until the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon has been lit up this Thursday night.