Thursday Morning Headlines: Ivanka Trump Stops Through Baltimore; Hogan Says 30 Bills Seek to Curb His Power; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 7:23am

Faced with outsized stresses, these Baltimore students learn to take a deep breath – PBS NewHour

Ivanka Trump visits Baltimore center for minority-owned businesses – WBAL-TV

New commuter bus lines to link Baltimore with Annapolis and Kent Island – Fox45

School officials defend plan to close $130 million budget gap – Baltimore Brew

Governor says 30 bills aim to curb his power – WYPR


Wednesday Afternoon Headlines: Protesters Demand Hogan Speak Out on Trump; Maryland Tied for Worst Commute; and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 5:51pm

Protesters interrupt Maryland board meeting, demand Hogan speak out on Trump — Baltimore Sun

Part of Pulaski Highway shut down as crews battle fire — CBS Baltimore

Downed trees shut down part of Light Rail — WBAL

Tradepoint Atlantic close to $110M manufacturing deal in Sparrows Point — BBJ

Maryland ties for worst commute in US — Patch

Lifeline, Money & Power

Protesters Interrupt Hogan in Annapolis for Not Publicly Opposing Trump

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 5:03pm

Hogan at a 2016 speaking event in Bethesda.

Everything was going pretty normally today at a State Board of Public Works Meeting – that is, until three women stood up to voice their displeasure at Gov. Larry Hogan’s soft stance on our controversial president.

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Culture, Lifeline

Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ to Air on HBO on April 22

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:24pm

Image via HBO/YouTube

“You’re famous. Just nobody knows it,” a woman says to her long-deceased mother in the much-anticipated HBO movie based on events that took place in Baltimore.

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Teachers at One Baltimore School Called in Sick to Protest

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 4:06pm

Proposed budget cuts may force the city schools to lay off 1,000 staff. On Wednesday, a group of teachers decided to give their school a taste of what it would be like if a large portion of staffers weren’t around. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink

Sagamore Spirit Distillery to Open April 21

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 2:58pm

Image courtesy of Sagamore Spirit

Sagamore Spirit has set April 21 as the opening date for the whiskey distillery it’s building in Port Covington.

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Canton, Food & Drink

Looney’s Pub in Canton Briefly Shuttered for Health Code Violations

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 2:42pm

Photo via Google StreetView

The Baltimore City Health Department has temporarily closed the popular Canton hangout Looney’s Pub for a range of health code violations, including improper handling and storage of food, rodent and insect infestations and general unsanitary conditions.

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Culture, Food & Drink, Mt. Vernon

Baltimore Center Stage Picks Flavor as its New Restaurant Vendor

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 1:41pm

Julia (left) and Vanna Belton, owners of Flavor in Mt. Vernon. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Center Stage.

As it prepares to reopen following a $28 million renovation, Baltimore Center Stage announced today that it has a new pre-show restaurant vendor.

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Remington, Shop Local, The Rack

Blacksauce Kitchen Now Open Thursdays in Remington

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 1:32pm

Blacksauce Kitchen’s New Storefront in Remington. Photo by Local Color Flowers

Ask a group of Baltimoreans who has the best crabs in the city and there’ll likely be some disagreement, but ask about Biscuits, and there is no such room for debate. You’ll be directed under the highway to the downtown farmer’s market, and the Blacksauce Kitchen biscuit stand. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Schools

Baltimore School for the Arts’ New Film Program Builds on Success of Summer Pilot Course

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 12:44pm

Students await their turn to audition for the Baltimore School for the Arts’ new film program on Feb. 11, 2017. Photo courtesy of Baltimore School for the Arts.

Shannon Hutchinson, a senior in the Baltimore School for the Arts’ acting program, is used to playing characters on stage and screen. Last summer, however, she had a chance to learn just how much work goes on behind the scenes to make a good film, thanks to a pilot program offered by her school.

“Sometimes it’s hard to conceptualize until you’re behind the camera seeing what the frame actually is,” she said.

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