Top Stories: A Surprising Surprise Party, Sinking Boats in Fells Point, Dan Bell Profiled in The New York Times

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Marion Winik’s tale of a well-planned, but nearly disastrous surprise party for her son was Baltimore Fishbowl’s most beloved read this week. In her August installment, titled “Surprise Party Surprise,” Marion effortlessly describes the complications that arose from trying to corral 25 or so of her son Vince’s best friends, hauling them up to Brooklyn, picking the perfect food, refreshments and desserts and, perhaps most importantly, finding the ideal spot for a party.

As it turns out, the perfect-sounding Airbnb that his girlfriend rented was too good to be true. (The supposed host wasn’t even real.) Luckily, the team of her son’s loved ones and friends pulled it off at the last second, finding a bar and an empty studio apartment to celebrate his 27th year of life.

Here were the nine other most-read stories from the last seven days:

Ethan McLeod – “Multiple Boats Found Sinking in Fells Point Marina Thursday Morning” – Thursday, Aug. 3

Ethan McLeod – “NYT Profiles Baltimore’s Dan Bell and the Area’s Once-Thriving Malls” – Friday, July 28

Ethan McLeod – “Rise Biscuits Donuts is Coming to Lutherville-Timonium” – Monday, July 31

Kit Pollard – “Hot Plate: Baltimore Restaurant Week Begins, The Avenue Opens, Sascha’s 527 to Close” – Friday, July 28

Ethan McLeod – “Wyman Park Dwellers Share Concerns About Planned Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Keswick Road” – Thursday, July 27

Ethan McLeod – “NBC is Making a Show about a Black Female Mayor in Baltimore” – Monday, July 31

Ethan McLeod – “MDTA Officer and Friends Detained After Allegedly Shooting Federally Protected Birds Near Key Bridge” – Wednesday, Aug. 2

Ethan McLeod – “Holy Frijoles Set to Reopen on The Avenue this Month” – Tuesday, Aug. 1

Ethan McLeod – “Maryland Rep. John Delaney is Running for President” – Friday, July 28

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