Local shop brings new twist to making jewelry

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Bria Jenkins The sweet aroma of candles mixed with metal fills the air at La Contessa Jewelry.  Metal racks and two workstations are located just past the front door, all of which are covered with unfinished jewelry pieces. La Contessa is located in LaTerra Gift Gallery in Baltimore, where it [...]

Bikers to take 4,000-mile trek to fight cancer

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Caryn Altman Gabe Brando will appreciate cars and planes a lot more by the end of the summer. “When you start training for a bike ride as long as the one I’m about to take part in, any second in a moving vehicle becomes a luxury,” Brando said. Brando, who is a senior computer science major [...]

Youth group leader charged for child porn

April 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jai-Leen James Gregory W. Gibson.Photo released by Baltimore County Police. The youth group leader at a local church in Baltimore County was arrested Thursday and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, police said. Gregory W. Gibson, 63, of the 10300 block of Malcolm [...]

Schmoke says new approach needed in drug war

April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sherill Dingle Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said yesterday that the drug war is more about money than it is about heroin, cocaine or other illegal narcotics. Schmoke, who served from 1987 to 1999 as the first African American mayor of Baltimore, said the states should rely less on [...]

Police seek suspect in home invasion

April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Baltimore County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a March 26 home invasion and rape in the 4000 block of Colchester Road in Baltimore. Police said the suspect is a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, with a medium build and approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall. [...]

Taking flight with aerial yoga

April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erica Scripa Yoga instructor Jayne Bernasconi guides 30 Towson University students into the downward dog position as they stand on an array of pink, green, orange and blue yoga mats. Jayne BernasconiTU Photo With a calming voice she leads the students through breathing exercises, spiritual [...]

Film festival features everything from caterpillars to stuffed corpses

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Victoria Anastasi An auditorium filled with Towson University students, Baltimore residents, out-of-state visitors and international filmmakers all came to watch an array of short films that ranged from a simplistic animated  movie about a caterpillar to a satirical short narrative about [...]

Orioles Opening Day brings out the fans

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Erica Scripa The rain didn’t stop Oriole’s fans from swarming the streets of Baltimore for opening day against the Toronto Blue Jays last Friday. By 11 a.m. the 500 block of Washington Street was filled with people. Fans were dressed in orange and black, and some held Miller Lite bottles [...]

Illustrator says books for kids need more diversity

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Paige Whipple Children’s book illustrator Kimberly Hopkins said Tuesday that books for children and young adults need to include a variety of characters that better reflect the country’s diversity. Children’s book illustrator Kimberly Hopkins.Photo by Paige Whipple In a speech at Towson [...]
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