ON THE WATER Are you going downy ocean this year? For many Baltimoreans, a trip down the shore to Ocean City, Md., has become synonymous with summer. “A lot of our Baltimore-based visitors have been coming here since they were children,” said Jessica Waters, communications manager for the town of …Read More »
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Retirement Experts on aging and retirement recommend planning for the future, both near and far, in a number of strategic ways.
They say 50 is the new 30. Or is it 60 is the new 40? Either way, those closing in on retirement are largely still in the prime of their lives—with all the dreams, goals and plans that come with it. To live the life of retirement that affords these goals, …Read More »
Carroll County Promises Rest, Relaxation and Family Fun Looking for a getaway not far away and engaging stuff to do with kids or friends? Read on!
April brings us all a chance to get outdoors for a ride or walk in the country. Carroll County is a beautiful, rural area just 45 minutes northwest of Baltimore. Our backroads offer scenic vistas of farmland dotted with grazing cows and sheep, blue skies painting the horizon. Roll …Read More »
For many businesses, millennials are a difficult generation to pin down. The group, composed of people aged 20-35, is seemingly defined by buzzwords: Innovative. Tech-savvy. Self-motivated. Transient. They’re notorious for their deviation from “traditional” lifestyles, leaving companies everywhere stumped about how to best serve them. In Baltimore, however, millennials are …Read More »
Spring is at the door, and it’s time to put away the parkas and bring out the crisp Capri pants in this year’s shades. If your closet is still chock-full of last year’s less-than-refreshing, retro ’70s wear, do not panic. Head to Westminster for an update via merchants in the …Read More »
What do Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mr. Rogers and Plato have in common? They all recognized the importance of play. Einstein called it “the highest form of research.” And acclaimed physician Maria Montessori declared, “Play is the work of the child.” That belief built the early-educational philosophy most revered …Read More »
Your Big Day (and theirs too) Planning a wedding can be both a personal and powerfully inclusive, stress-free endeavor.
It’s the bride’s day,” says local wedding planner Tami Smallwood-Brown, “but [on your wedding day,] you also have to think about your guests.” Smallwood-Brown, the owner of Blush Wedding and Event Planning, describes a wedding as a huge dinner party. “You want your guests to have an experience,” she adds. …Read More »
In today’s world of sky-high college tuition bills and endless debt, graduate school may seem like a lost cause, unless you’re pursuing the ultimate dream of becoming a doctor, lawyer or another ambitious career trajectory. But here in the Charm City, enrollment in graduate schools at several universities remains high. …Read More »
Just off I-95, 25 miles north of the hustle and bustle of Baltimore, is Harford County. Here you can take in the scenic pastures of sprawling horse farms, enjoy the sweet taste of Maryland blue crab and explore the quaint shops along the waterfront, burn some calories on a local …Read More »
Instead of giving in to the allure of the big sales at the box stores while holiday shopping this year…think small. This November 28 will mark the fifth year for Small Business Saturday, a day launched by American Express to encourage us to stay local and shop small businesses. In …Read More »