Cool Off, Chill Out, Get Away

As the weather warms and days lengthen, it’s time to take a break. No time for a cross-country trip or an international jaunt? Try some cultural, arts and just plain fun venues in your own backyard. • Have you ventured into Ellicott City lately to see its rebirth from last year’s devastating flood? The Chesapeake… Read More

At Mercy: Cutting-Edge Care, Compassionate Staff

Mercy Medical Center has been at the center of medical care in the heart of Baltimore since six Sisters of Mercy led by Sister Mary Augustine Gwynne arrived in the city to take charge of Baltimore City Hospital in 1874. Since then, the institution has thrived and is now widely acknowledged as a leading health… Read More

The Jewel of Mount Washington

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

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

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