A popular local merch dealer now has the green light to sell items adorned with Marylanders’ favorite kitchen spice.
The newly organized Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative, boasting at least 330 organizations, will urge lawmakers to source 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and to invest in solar training programs. Energized people-power is critical because the Trump administration has punted on anything renewable leaving states to come up with their own climate change solutions.
In 1634, two ships full of British settlers landed at St. Clement’s Island and colonized the Province of Maryland. Among those settlers was the Calvert family, credited with both founding Maryland and inspiring our iconic state flag with its family crests.
Every year on March 25, we celebrate that founding with an official state holiday and by waving Maryland’s bold and unique flag in all its red, white, black and gold glory. Nearly four centuries later, thanks in large part to a motivated graduate from UMD, we can wear that flag too.
Like an expanding territorial blob, Maryland should absorb the outer residential areas of the District of Columbia, says a Utah congressman who strongly opposes D.C. statehood.
It’s lip balm season, all right. But before you reach for the store-bought stuff… have you ever considered what’s in the products you’re putting precariously close to your mouth? What about skincare products? You know to eat organic, but is that artificially scented lotion something you feel comfortable absorbing into your skin? Can you pronounce all (or any) of the ingredients?
Sometimes what pairs best with age are age-old traditions. If you agree, then look no further than Mount Vernon. Local vintage clothing goldmine, Keeper’s Vintage, has been in multiple locations in Baltimore, both permanent and nomadic. Starting at outdoor events, and in shared spaces, owner Erica Bentley eventually opened her own space in 2015. Craftswoman Letta Moore of Knits, Soy & Metal has been selling her earth-conscious line of hand-poured Soy candles, chunky hand-knit scarves, and delicate handmade jewelry at art fairs and online, as well as to local retail shops for years. Both women collected sizable followings as they grew their small businesses. Now the two are teaming together in a new, more permanent location of Keeper’s Vintage on Read Street, opening just in time for unique holiday shopping.
Hampden’s comeback as a successful retail & dining locale has been credited largely to restauranteur Denise Whiting, who in the early 90s opened her quirky Café Hon on 36th street with a celebratory (if not slightly mocking) acknowledgment of the area’s traditional personalities.
Minute by Minute: Artist Palden Hamilton honors moments in time with a painting show at Halcyon House
Artist Palden Hamilton describes his paintings as “testaments of time spent…” and “souvenirs of experiences.” Born and raised in Baltimore, Hamilton attended the Gilman School, and received his B.F.A. from The prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued to study at the Art Students League of New York before moving back to Maryland, where he works as a commission portrait painter and teaches painting at Zoll Studio of Fine Art in Monkton.
A 19-year-old college student from New York was infected by a rare brain-eating amoeba during a family vacation in Maryland.