The Jewel of Mount Washington

Athena Hoffberger (left) and Julie Lilienfeld started Wishbone Reserve in 2014 after the two entrepreneurs met and shared their vision  of opening a consignment store with unique, well-made merchandise. (Daniel Schere)

The vast selection of oriental rugs, vintage dresses, crafts and even a moose’s head that adorn Wishbone Reserve in Mount Washington are enough to give even the casual customer a topic of conversation for the dinner table. But it is co-owners Julie Lilienfeld, 33, and Athena Hoffberger, 37, who turned a conversation three years ago… Read More

Movers and Shapers

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Baltimore has long been celebrated for its thriving arts scene, but far less commonly honored are those behind the scenes: the directors, curators and coordinators responsible for bringing the art to life. Though not sharing as directly in the glamour and glory of shows as artists or performers, their impact is arguably more immediate in… Read More

Yoga, Flexible In More Ways Than One

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For Alyson Greenberg, who suffers from scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine, yoga isn’t just a form of exercise, it’s become an alternative to surgery. “I had lower back pain and wanted to do something about it besides medicine. Somebody said, ‘Why don’t you try yoga?’” Greenberg said. After her first class, it wasn’t… Read More

Saying Yes to the Dress and more

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Marketing Promotion Before the “to have and to hold,” there is usually the “to plan and to chart.” Planning a wedding is no easy task, and what’s popular can change as quickly as your Pinterest board. Thankfully, there are a few current trends to provide some wedding guidance. The one overarching theme: vintage. Traditional, classic… Read More

Top Medical Issues Facing Seniors Run Gamut

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The advent of humans living longer — sometimes into triple digits — has brought on a plethora of health problems that seniors must cope with. While some issues are remnants of past health choices, there are measures that seniors, and soon-to-be seniors, can take to mitigate future health concerns. Dr. Steven Gambert is a professor… Read More

Until 120: A Mixed Blessing?

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In Genesis 6:3, after creating people and watching them multiply, God promptly put a limit on humans’ lifespans, setting the maximum number of years at 120. If that’s the number we’re shooting for as a species, we haven’t quite reached our full potential yet. But would we want to? “Depressive disorders are much more common”… Read More

Changing Priorities as You Age

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Aging requires resiliency, creativity and adaptability, and it can lead to great self-discovery. Why are we sometimes surprised when someone in their 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s becomes more creative, starts a new meaningful relationship, offers sound advice or begins a new endeavor or interest? Since growing older is an inevitable part of life, why… Read More