On July 1, Elliot Hirshman became the seventh president of Stevenson University, an institution that has spent the past decade building its brand and expanding its reach. This is Hirshman’s second tour of duty in Maryland; he is a past provost and senior vice president of University of Maryland Baltimore …Read More »
With the recent openings of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on the Eastern Shore, the contributions of black Americans are finally getting their own stars on the map. Add to this list Baltimore’s own 34-year-old …Read More »
Reality Star: 6 Questions for Josh Rosenstein Meet the founder of sustainable gardening initiative Edible Eden.
“Farm-to-table” is something of a buzz phrase these days, but Josh Rosenstein is a true believer. The Israeli-American has worked extensively in organic farming, nurseries, permaculture and sustainability and, after several years as the farm director at Pearlstone Center, decided to launch his own sustainable business in 2014. Edible Eden …Read More »
Reality Star: 8 Questions for Laura Mitchell The founder of Young Queer Women of Baltimore talks hangout spots and her favorite stereotype.
Baltimore has a lot of things going for it—the great arts scene, the laid-back vibe, the cool people. And now, thanks to a one-year-old Facebook group, an increasingly active queer women’s community. The 2,000-odd member group, aptly named Young Queer Women of Baltimore, was started by 30-year-old nurse practitioner Laura …Read More »
Reality Star: 8 Questions for Tom Hall We sat down with the WYPR host in advance of his abdication of the Choral Arts throne.
WYPR personality Tom Hall has always been a music man. His father sold records for RCA, introducing Hall to many entertainers—both in person and on the turntable—from an early age. At 13, he had already begun his career as a paid musician, and has worked in the industry ever since. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Good Morning, Baltimore! If that phrase makes you start singing, then you might be a Hairspray fan. Not just of the 1988 John Waters movie (although, we love that too, of course), but of the catchy, energetic and delightful Broadway musical with a subversive edge. In my mind, all high …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Since Saturday’s record-breaking flash flood that left Ellicott City’s historic Main Street devastated, dozens of images and videos have surfaced on social media showcasing the water’s violent rage. One video, shot from the second floor dining room of Portalli’s Italian Restaurant, captures the flash flood picking up cars and sailing …Read More »