Hello loves. Happy Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Omisoka, Yule, and Saturnalia! December is full of celebration and spreading kindness; indulge. I’d like to focus on men in this column. I work with a lot of young men at my day …Read More »
Center Stage Receives $50k Grant The National Endowment of the Arts grant will support the spring production of "Jazz."
Center Stage recently received just about the best holiday gift they could have asked for: $50,000. Announced Dec. 15, the well-timed grant came from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of its 2017 funding announcement. The grant will support “the world premiere of ‘Jazz,’ a new play written …Read More »
Local chef Brian Cieslak has been cooking since he was 13. Now, the talented 24-year-old will take the culinary stage on Food Network’s Chopped in an episode airing Thursday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m.. Cieslak is currently a cook at Preserve in Annapolis, though his impressive resume is full to …Read More »
Gift Guide: Give Cufflinks for Christmas Local company CufflinkMonthly sends a fun new pair of links to your door every month.
The holidays are creeping ever closer—and while that’s exciting in many ways, it also means time is running out to find the perfect gift. Still looking for something for Dad or your twenty-something nephew … or your fashion-forward niece? Local entrepreneurs Karina Lipsman and Bryan McMillan have a fun, festive …Read More »
A Different Education: How to Help Maryland’s Special Needs Schools this Holiday The Maryland School for the Blind and Maryland School for the Deaf both provide opportunities for those interested in donating their time, energy or financial assistance to worthy causes.
Located in Nottingham, touching (physically and metaphorically) both Baltimore County and Baltimore City, MSB is “one of the best schools for the blind in the country,” according to Michael Bina, who has been president of the school for eight years. “Baltimore is rich in talent,” Bina said about those who …Read More »
On Thursday, December 8, shoppers and children of all ages gathered at The Shops At Kenilworth for their annual Night of Smart Shopping. Everyone enjoyed special deals, music and holiday fun!Read More »
Out for a Run: The First Annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K The JCC of Greater Baltimore and Hadassah Greater Baltimore have cooked up a recipe for a truly tasty community outreach event.
The partnering organizations’ 1st Annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K will offer an opportunity to participants interested in helping two important causes as well as getting in some fun exercise … topped with a mug of scrumptious hot chocolate. The fun run will take place at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC …Read More »
Get Inspired: Two Incredible Young Artists Share Their Work at MICA’s Art Market See it (and much more) from Dec. 7-10 at MICA.
Feeling uninspired lately? With the gloomy winter weather on the rise, no one can blame you. Here’s a solution: Get to know some of Baltimore’s rising artists and discover unique, local art. If you’re not sure where to begin, stop by one of MICA’s events. For the past couple of …Read More »
We had a blast co-hosting the fun and festive Makers Market with Green Spring Station on Dec. 3!Read More »
Take Note: Local Author Michelle Junot Debuts New Book Notes from My Phone* launches Dec. 6 at Bird in Hand.
Baltimore-based author Michelle Junot will debut her second book, Notes from My Phone*, at a reading and launch on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Bird in Hand. We sat down with her to discuss the new work and the process of transforming literal notes from her phone into an …Read More »