Week in Review: Haunted, History

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Time Capsule, in the Washington Monument
Time Capsule, in the Washington Monument

Halloween and history — both very recent and long past — captivated Baltimore this week. And we still aren’t forgetting about that Charles Village construction, either. It’s the Week in Review for Oct. 25-31:

The big find of the week turned up on Mt. Vernon, as crews restoring the Washington Monument found a 100-year-old time capsule. They have yet to open the copper box, so stay tuned for more on that one.

In the more recent past, Bill Murray crashed a Baltimore bachelor party, and the lucky groom took some time to tell us the story. A post-mortem on the failure of Baltimore’s Grand Prix also held our attention, even though there weren’t any celebs involved.

You may be sick from candy, but Halloween reads last all year (or, at least, a few more days). We’ve got all the details on Baltimore’s best pumpkins, and Maryland’s favorite costumes and treats. Plus, creepy animals! For parents looking for a good way to laugh off the shopping mania, check out Elizabeth Bastos’ biting brew of futurism about the plastic Party City wares we’ll leave behind.

Another way to imagine a better future might be picturing yourself in this landmark for sale, or imagining a day when construction in Charles Village is finally done.

As far as upcoming events, we’re looking forward to when the World’s Largest Women’s Barbershop Competition comes to town, and even the scattered Baltimoreans of New York have a film fest to look forward to.

Have a great weekend!


Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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