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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 …

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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 …

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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 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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Reality Star: Five Questions for Ericka Alston Her diagnosis and prognosis warrant serious thought.

Published in the April 2016 issue of STYLE. One year after the disturbances that occurred in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, we asked Ericka Alston—Director of Youth Services, Violence Prevention & Community Outreach at West Baltimore’s Penn-North Community Resource Center and its Kids Safe Zone—to take the temperature of the city: how the unrest …

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Q&A Reality Star: Three questions for Jamie McDonald

We asked philanthropy entrepreneur Jamie McDonald, founder of both Generosity Inc. (which guides nonprofits in using technology to engage with donors) and GiveCorps (an online fundraising platform for nonprofits and educational institutions), what fuels her desire to generate good on such a grand scale. We also wanted to hear what’s …

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