August 26, 2014
Collaboration is the word of the year in the Baltimore restaurant scene. Every month delivers new announcements about good-natured cooking competitions or chefs "popping up" in one another's restaurants. Baltimore's chefs work hard in their own kitchens, but they also have a great time getting out and playing with the rest of the local culinary community. Over the past few years, chefs say, as the city's food scene has blossomed, so have their relationships. For a handful of Baltimore chefs, the root of those friendships is in volunteering.
March 29, 2013
On Sunday, Towson's Recher Theatre will host its final concert, a charitable show titled "The Last Hurrah!" Fittingly, the venue will host more than 15 local bands for the all-day event. Bands scheduled to play include The Hint, American Diary, Thin Dark Line, Dropout Year, All Mighty Senators , Warren Boes/Andy Belt, Burning Rosewood, Shane from Valencia, Evan Michael, The Everlove/Adelphi, Hectic Red, Technicolor Minivan, Oh the Story, Brighter Shades, Rob Fahey & Pieces, Monday Night Social Club Band, Serena Miller & Riot, The Regal Begals and Ashes Remain.
August 25, 2014
Following two days of controlled demonstrations, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore won state regulators' approval Monday as to open as scheduled Tuesday night. The $442 million development near M&T Bank Stadium becomes Maryland's fifth casino to receive an operating license. MGM Resorts expects to open the sixth at National Harbor in Prince George's County in two years The Horseshoe's license was signed by Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director Stephen Martino. Thousands of customers, including local politicians and celebrities, are expected at Tuesday night's opening.
December 29, 2009
CHARLES ADAM MARTAK, SR. went to the Lord Friday, December 25, 2009 at his home after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Eastport, MD on January 10, 1928, graduated from Baltimore City College in 1946, and married Betty Eckart Martak on October 6, 1947 in Frederick MD. He was a resident of the Tidewater area since 1951. He was employed by American Bank Stationary from 1945 until 1957. He then became the Executive Director of the Tidewater Better Business Bureau for 17 years.
September 12, 2014
The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend - all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets can go from $26 to $5,000 each. With such a broad range, you might wonder what goes into setting the price. Why does one hoopla cost so little, and another so much? Certainly, there are expenses to cover. A fancy gala that offers hors d'oeuvres, open bar, a gourmet sit-down dinner and live dance music is going to cost the organizers a lot more than a party that might have local restaurants and liquor distributors donating their wares at food stations, with a cash bar. But, there are a few more factors that go into the mix. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter is one of the busiest nonprofits, with seven major parties a year, says Ann Krulevitz, the chapter's associate executive director.
October 14, 2007
FLASHBACK TO THE 1940S AT THE SCOTTISH Rite, courtesy the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The theme for this, the 15th annual Harbor Gala, was "Swanky Club Soiree." When guests entered the building, they were greeted with a glass of champagne and tunes from a trio of would-be Andrews Sisters. And when it was time for supper, they made their way downstairs to the ballroom, which was decked out in glamorous white linens and ostrich-feather centerpieces. But, what made those nightclubs -- like the Coconut Grove, Copacabana and Latin Quarter -- the "in" places in their day was the chi-chi crowd who went there.