April 28, 2014
Brian Street stepped outside the barber shop where he works Monday at the mostly abandoned Old Town Mall to see a crowd of people surveying the corridor and discussing plans to demolish some of the empty buildings. A group of officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, came to the 16-acre outdoor mall to announce a $300,000 investment to prepare the site for re-development. In all, the state's Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund will provide $5 million for 13 revitalization projects across Maryland.
March 10, 2014
What a relief "Looking" is getting another season. Because while "Looking Glass" satisfyingly hints at where Patrick, Dom and Agustin's lives might be going, nothing feels totally finished. Every episode of "Looking" has followed much the same pattern, with forward-leaning final scenes pushing viewers toward what's next. What an apt way to close out the season, especially given how often characters in "Looking" keep scanning for the future as well. What an apt episode name too, with its clear allusion to "Alice in Wonderland.
November 15, 2013
(Video provided by Baltimore Police Department) When the gunman in the surgical mask, sunglasses and latex gloves bursts into the Northeast Baltimore barber shop, nobody seems to flinch. Even when his gun jams when he points it at his unsuspecting victim, the gunman calmly takes time to fix it and carry out the execution. The chilling video capturing the moments before the murder of David Porter, 41, was released by Baltimore...
September 20, 2013
Last week I took my father, who is 102 years old, to Syle's Barber Shop for his monthly haircut as I have done for the past five years. The month before I could not get his wheelchair up the two steps into the shop so Mark Slye cut his hair outside in front of the shop. When we arrived last week, Mark met us at the door and informed us he had built a special ramp so Dad could get into the shop. I just wanted to share to people in Laurel what a kind gesture and much-appreciated kindness this was. Betty Fulton West Laurel
May 6, 2013
A shave and a haircut of yesteryear cost the proverbial two bits, 25 cents. A shave alone at The Old Bank Barbers, a soon-to-open barber shop on The Avenue in Hampden, will cost $25. It won't be any old shave, though. Owner Daniel Wells promises an old-fashioned, full-face, straight-edge shave, complete with hot lather, in a leather chair with a headrest that leans back. "It's an old-school barber shop with the tile floors," said Wells, who hopes to open this month at 1100 W. 36th St., the former site of Sixteen Tons, a men's clothing store.
December 27, 2012
The Salon by Debbie Corporation, owners of Spa in The Valley in Hunt Valley and Spa on The Avenue in White Marsh, announced it will open a third spa at the Boulevard at Box Hill, 3491 Merchant Blvd. in Abingdon. Spa on The Boulevard is expected to be the ultimate destination for wellness, beauty and luxurious relaxation and will be the third in a collection of award-winning spas recognized as regional and national leaders in the spa and salon industry. Each Salon by Debbie spa has been recognized for indulgent health and beauty services, soothing interiors and well-educated staff.