February 28, 2013
Charles Luck, an architectural stone supplier based in Richmond, Va., has opened a new design studio in Baltimore. The 1,250-square-foot ground-floor space is in the Park Plaza Professional Building. In addition to providing design consultants and homeowners with stone products for exteriors, countertops, tile and landscaping, the company is the sole U.S. distributor of Kreoo tile, an Italian line of marble furniture and decor. The design studio plans a grand opening for April 25. Find the Charles Luck Design Studio at 800 N. Charles St., Suite 100M.
February 25, 2013
Zynga, the video game maker best known for FarmVille and Words With Friends, has closed its Timonium office as part of a broader corporate consolidation, company officials said Monday. The company also made changes at three other offices, closing and consolidating some in Texas and New York. The company did not say how many jobs were being cut, but said that the moves affected about 1 percent of its work force of more than 3,000. About half of those in the Timonium office were relocated.
January 25, 2013
Call it another pitiful ending for Sarah Palin. In what looks like a Friday afternoon leak-dump, RealClearPolitics first reported that Fox News had not renewed Palin's contract to be an analyst. That report was based on an unnamed source. Brian Stelter, of the New York Times, later confirmed it on Twitter. And so ends most of what's left of Palin's fling with fame since 2008, when she was named the GOP vice presidential candidate in a craven act John McCain should never be able to fully live down.
January 17, 2013
Tonight a former South Baltimore rec center is re-born as a tech center. Work - paid work for clients whose fees will help send students to college - will happen there. But there will still be plenty of play. Focused on after-school programming and workforce training for city public school students, The Digital Harbor Tech Center, was built, and its programming designed, for "exploration and discovery," organizers say. It's why the tables are on wheels and, even after months of planning, the precise activities done on them, tech director Rose Burt said, are "going to depend on what the kids are interested in. " The public - and, with finishing touches, including the sign , completed only yesterday, many participants - will get their first look at the retrofitted South Baltimore Recreation Center at 6 this evening.
November 8, 2012
The music swelled, the big ballroom - lined on one side by a mirror - looked beautiful, and my 16-year-old daughter and I were waltzing. She led; I followed. We'd come to the Towson Dance Studio to take a lesson in ballroom and see just what it might take to learn some of the basics of social dancing. In just one class, we learned steps for the waltz, swing and fox trot. We took a group lesson with two other couples, and, sure, at first it was a little awkward. We went to the left a time or two when we should have gone right, but we caught on pretty quickly.
September 14, 2012
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Tom Rothman, the Mount Washington native and Hollywood player, is out of his post at Fox studios. According to an email blast from the newspaper: Fox Filmed Entertainment co-Chairman Tom Rothman, who has led the film studio since 2000 with partner Jim Gianopulos, is leaving his post, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Rothman , 57, attended Park School, Brown University and Columbia University Law School.