April 9, 2012
Megan Turlington has always loved to bake. So it makes sense that she would be a great fit as popular cupcake truck Iced Gems' resident baker and truck driver. The Cockeysville native attended the Baltimore International College, earned a degree in culinary management, and started working at Iced Gems last May. Turlington, 24, took a break from serving Baltimore its favorite cupcakes to chat with us about her dream creation and how coffee at Panera beats any bar drink in Baltimore.
April 3, 2012
Chloe Pavlech planned on going to the Final Four in Denver months ago. The future Terp just assumed that she'd be watching her future teammates compete for a national title. But Maryland never made it Colorado, suffering a 31-point loss to Notre Dame in the Elite Eight. Pavlech's decision to book tickets for the Final Four, however, showed just how much confidence she had in her team. "I was really sad and disappointed they weren't able to be there," Pavlech said. "But I just know that next year, we will be here and I can't wait.
March 28, 2012
While Matt Snow assures us that he loves both dogs and cats, he has to admit, "Cats edge out the dogs by a hair. " Good thing he's not discriminating during National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, or April as you know it, as his Baltimore-based clothing company Ex-Boyfriend is donating 100% of the net proceeds from poster, magnet and keychain bottle opener sales to the Maryland SPCA from now through April 15th. Ex-Boyfriend, the "clothing that starts conversations," gets its name from that one awesome item your ex left behind after a messy break-up that you just can't bear to part with because of the awesome compliments it gets you. Snow's designs stay true to that concept, with quirky images and phrases that bring the monsters, zombies, and "foodie cuties" back to your wardrobe, and the shirts have been worn recently in TV shows including Modern Family and Tosh.
March 6, 2012
Cal Ripken Jr.will not come to your kid's school and help him polish off a bully. What exactly do you want for $16.99? But with his latest children's book, the Hall of Famer hopes he can arm your kids, informationally, with what they need to handle bullies and some of the other down sides of growing up. "Bullying is huge," Ripken told The Sun Monday evening. "Parents think it's just a phase, or life, or part of toughening up, but I want kids to know, 'You have options and the options are caring adults.'" Released Tuesday, "Super-sized Slugger,” written with The Sun's Kevin Cowherd, is the Hall of Famer's second children's novel.
March 5, 2012
The summer before Megan Walburn's senior year at Washington College she met someone at a cookout who worked at WJZ. Soon there was a writing test. Then a gig freelancing. She has stayed at WJZ (our media partner) for the last five years producing, and now executive produces the network's 11 p.m. news broadcast. "News is ever-changing, which means my job never gets boring," said Walburn, 26, a Brewers Hill resident. "In some jobs, people watch the clock from 9-5. At my job, I find myself wishing for more time in the workday.
February 7, 2012
There's rarely a day off in the bar industry and that's just how Ben Brengle likes it. As the general manager at Power Plant Live's Luckies Tavern for the past three years, the 29-year-old Federal Hill resident has seen everything from big national acts such as Cage the Elephant perform on the Luckies stage to having another bar handed to him to manage (Luckies Liquor). "It seems natural to work in the hectic atmosphere," said Brengle. "We are open 105 hours a week and it's 100 miles per hour the entire time.
January 31, 2012
This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name : Wes Brown Birthdate : Oct. 12, 1993 Birthplace : Baltimore Hometown : Baltimore Height : 6-0 Weight : 205 Position : Running back Nickname : Dark Knight, Squirrel High School : Good Counsel Senior statistics : 1,382 yards and 22 touchdowns on 158 carries.