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Reality Star: 9 Questions for Ryan Dorsey & Erin Fostel This busy couple may be an unlikely pairing, but they've turned their new house into a happy home.

In classic Smalltimore fashion, newly elected City Councilman Ryan Dorsey and his girlfriend, the artist Erin Fostel, were both born at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital in November 1981. Their unacquainted mothers even shared a recovery room. The kids later crossed paths at St. Francis of Assisi in grade school, but wouldn’t …

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Reality Star: 4 Questions for Simply Beautiful Flowers The stylish staff members offer their best holiday decorating tips.

Pikesville’s Simply Beautiful Flowers and Gifts could not be more aptly named. The aesthetically inclined partners behind the longstanding brand—Rennie and Brian Friedlander, who founded the company in 1992, and their partners, Debra Carey and Courtney James—beautify Baltimore with their spectacular flower design and interior decorating. Here, they lend their …

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Reality Star: 8 Questions for Dr. Kathryn Boling Pursuing a medical career later in life made Boling an expert on self-care—and she wants to share her secrets.

Kathryn Boling, M.D., worked as a nurse for 30 years before enrolling in medical school at the relatively advanced age of 49. Her marriage had fallen apart—she was grieving—and she made up her mind to pursue the dream she’d pursue “if money and age were not a factor.” Today, at …

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The “Brexit” in Baltimore British Baltimoreans and Baltimoreans in Britain share their thoughts on the historic decision.

This morning, the news was dominated by the incredibly surprising “Brexit”—a portmanteau for “British Exit”—signifying the United Kingdom’s majority vote to leave the European Union. We spoke briefly with British Baltimoreans and Baltimoreans living in Britain about their reactions to the momentous decision. Patrick Lears, a Baltimore-born gallery manager who …

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Looking Back, Moving Forward Belinda Stronach weighs in on last week's Preakness and her plans for the future.

For better or for worse, the 141st Preakness Stakes was certainly one for the history books: Both the attendance and handle (total money wagered) broke all previously-held records—and, tragically, two horses died suddenly in the day’s early races, sparking conversation about the sport’s practices. Despite the media storm surrounding the …

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Reality Star Four Questions for Cricket Goodall

  Since 2003, Cricket Goodall has served as the executive director of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, representing the state’s breeding operations through feast and famine. We spoke to her all about the fortunes of racing and breeding here since the advent of casino gambling in 2010 (7 percent of casino …

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