Home to over a dozen distinct, matchless neighborhoods, it can be difficult for visitors (and locals, too) to narrow down the perfect place to spend their free time. Whether it’s visiting museums, enjoying shopping and dining or relaxing outside, there’s always so much to do and so little time to do it in. While most neighborhoods do offer a little something for everyone, this breakdown aims to help direct those efforts to some popular activities and destinations that will best match your “ideal day” in Baltimore. If you can’t narrow it down to just one, luckily there are plenty of local transportation options to make neighborhood hopping a possibility as well. At the end of the day, no matter where you go, you’re sure to agree – there’s no place like Baltimore.
Summer has arrived, and with it, prime growing season, meaning there is plenty of fruit to go around. Plus, longer days will give you a few extra hours to travel out to a local farm and pick some delicious, sun-ripened fruit straight from the earth. Whether you’re craving cherries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, apples or tomatoes, these farms are ready to supply. Just be sure to always call first before driving out to confirm that picking is open for the day and which fruits are in season. No matter which farm you choose to visit, remember that early pickers get the best fruit, so don’t wait too long.
Attracting around 150 – 200 guests from the greater Baltimore area, Maryland SPCA’s Wine & Wag Happy Hours are a not-to-be-missed social event for adults, kids, and of course, dogs. This Friday, July 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is the second Wine & Wag Happy Hour of the 2014 summer season, and the event will be held at MD SPCA’s spacious Falls Road campus.
While enjoying the beautiful outdoors, guests (21 and over) can toast to a “Happy Friday” with a nice cold beer or wine, which are available at a suggested donation of $3; a deal that is arguably better than most local bars. Complimentary appetizers are also served.
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Just dance. For kids, it really is that simple, and once they get a taste of the fun and magic that is created by dancing, the next step is often wanting to join in a local dance class. As early as 2 years of age, children (with their parents) can start learning the basics of dance, and how music and movement go hand-in-hand. Then once they find the rhythm, there’s no limit to the avenues of expression and creativity. Whether it’s studying the techniques of ballet, hip hop, tap and jazz or sharing some laughs while participating in a high-energy dance fitness class like Zumba, it quickly becomes obvious that a dancing kid is a happy kid. So let those little feet get moving with these top Baltimore-area dance programs designed for children and teens.
With 13,000 square feet of space for training, grooming, daycare and overnight boarding services, the new Tecla’s K-9 Academy in Elkridge boasts two spacious main training rooms, a separate boarding kennel area, puppy room, and grooming room for its four-legged guests. The new building located on Dorsey Run Road is four times as large as its Ellicott City location, which had already been seeing a few hundred dogs a week. As Baltimore residents continue to deal with continued concerns of dog bites and other aggressive behaviors, this state-of-the-art dog training facility could not have come at a better time.
Dads are special for so many reasons that when Father’s Day comes around each year, both kids and moms are always on the lookout for that extra-special gift to show him just how much he’s loved. While some dads really do appreciate another new tie, others look forward to celebrating the holiday doing the activities they love with the ones they love. Whether it’s spending a beautiful day outside or a pampering yourself day inside, this list has something that every dad can enjoy in the Baltimore area. Then, no matter which activity you choose, top the day off with a big hug and “I love you.”
Bad work ethic. Lack of respect for seniority. No loyalty. Too technology dependent. Sound familiar? These generational stereotypes have been affixed to all employees born in the 80’s and 90’s, even though we, the “Millennials,” would beg to differ.
There are arguably two sides to this story – instead of being labeled as tech-savvy and effective problem-solvers, we’ve been unfairly branded as the generation with one hand on the laptop and the other on the cell phone, oblivious of the person standing in front of us. And despite our creative, out-of-the-box mindset and determination to achieve end results in the most efficient way, somehow we are accused of lacking both motivation and respect for authority.
The misunderstandings caused by this generation gap are not only leaving hiring managers frazzled and businesses wondering where they went wrong, but damaging our self-esteem. The end result is doubt, frustration, and confusion as to how we are ever supposed to become the future workforce under these conditions.
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Roller coasters, family rides, water rides, delicious food and even a cozy place to stay, Hersheypark is a top attraction for Baltimore residents in the summertime. While some try to fit all of the fun into one jam-packed day, others opt to spread out the rides and enjoy the park for the weekend or longer. No matter your preference, this guide has all of the ups, downs, thrills and chills unraveled – so you won’t miss the rides that everyone is talking about.
For diehard football fans, better known as soccer, there is no more exciting time than the FIFA World Cup, especially since the championship is held only every four years. The host nation for the 2014 tournament is Brazil, and for followers in Baltimore, the World Cup could not feel any farther away. However, you don’t have to travel anywhere but to your local sports bar to join in the camaraderie and cheer for your favorite team with fellow football fanatics at your side. With drink and food specials plus live coverage of all of the matches, these top five bars are your ticket to a memorable and unforgettable World Cup.
Finding stylish summer attire that is both fashionable and office appropriate can be a challenge. While the hotter temperatures and sunshine may have you reaching for shorts, tank tops or flip-flops in the morning, these all top the list of inappropriate business wear.
Instead of sweating a run-in with Human Resources, Linell Jackson, owner and creative director of Linell Ellis, has the answers to keep you feeling and looking “cool” in the office this summer. As a leader of the greater Baltimore area and Washington D.C.’s fashion scene since 1999 and the designer of an upscale handbag and accessory collection, Ms. Jackson’s work has been recognized by fashion magazines as well as by the entertainment industry during events such as the American Music Awards and Video Music Awards.
She recommends these five fashion tips for business professionals seeking to balance the air-conditioned office with the humid outdoors, while still sporting the top styles and colors of the season…