December 21, 2011
Terry Reed asks me to remove the cash-filled cardboard coffee cup from the split-hook prosthetic claw that serves as his right hand. "Just put it in my coat pocket, please," he says, as breezes from the brisk traffic along President Street add some wind chill to the dropping temperature. President Street is where Terry Reed does most of his panhandling, and he's hard to miss — a thin man who stands on the solid white line that marks the left-turn lane. He wears a dark blue winter coat and a pair of pants that stop at his knees, revealing chocolate-colored prosthetic limbs below that.
October 16, 2011
A Florida man repeated Sunday as champion of the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Contest held in St. Mary's County. The 2010 champion, Michael Martin, of Panama City Beach, won again, based on how quickly and completely he shucked 24 oysters, according to Beverly Brown, administrator of the St. Mary's County Oyster Festival. George Hastings of Nick's Inner Harbor Seafood at Baltimore's Cross Street Market finished in third place, Brown said. The victory qualifies Martin to compete in the world championships at the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival in Ireland next fall.
May 26, 2011
Submit notices via email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Northeast Booster Reporter, 501 N. Calvert St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is noon the Wednesday before publication. Arts Canticle Singers of Baltimore — is holding auditions for the 2011 season. 410-374-9312. Hamilton Gallery — 5502 Harford Road is hosting a Sew Fabulous Sewing Workshop, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Margaret Garland, 443-676-7465 or email@example.com . Benefits Blue Jean Ball Raffle — a fundraiser for the Maryland Food Bank through May 30. $10 each or 12 for $100.
April 3, 2011
There were no strawberries or asparagus — yet — but there were cases of kale at the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar on Sunday, and crates and crates of collard greens. And plenty of people. Crowds thronged to the marketplace under the Jones Falls Expressway to see what Maryland's bounty looked like in early April, the market's earliest opening by a full month. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who dropped by the market on her way to church, was among the crowd's respectable but not record opening-day numbers.
March 23, 2011
A McDonald's restaurant near the Port Discovery Children's Museum in downtown Baltimore will close in mid-April. Thomas Maddux, a principal of retail brokerage KLNB Retail who is handling leasing at the Shops at Harbor Park at Market Place and Lombard Street, said the fast-foot restaurant decided not to renew its lease after being in the location for a little more than 10 years. Subway and 7-Eleven stores will remain in the building. Staffing firm Manpower recently agreed to move into a 1,100-square-foot space in June, Maddux said.
August 3, 2006
Concert Kansas performs At Market Place FYI Kevin Cowherd is on assignment. His column does not appear today.