Feature Stories

Spring training baseball brings Orioles’ fans south for the winter

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nick Rynes Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer SARASOTA, Fla. –  The trek to the gulf coast of Florida is a yearly tradition for many fans to get a first glimpse of the Orioles in spring exhibition games. The Orioles play in games against about half of the league across Florida, while the other [...]

Yoga instructor looks for the inner beauty

March 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Campbell Kistner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer At a time when many people are focused on physical beauty and perfection, Yoga instructor Carrie Miller believes internal beauty is more important. “Yoga, unlike the media, is for every body type,” Miller said. “The whole point is to achieve [...]

Local business owner hopes to teach kids a second language: music.

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sixteen years ago, Justin Levy set out to teach children a second language: music. Today, the 32-year-old biochemist and musician has built a growing business in the heart of Towson in which he revels in the chance to teach students to create their own [...]

International filmmaker turns attention to Baltimore tradition

December 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Holden Warren describes himself as “hell bent on a better world,” and he has a lot to show for it. After spending a little over three years in Tonga serving in the Peace Corps, the photographer and filmmaker began travelling the world to [...]

Finding adventures in book … stores

December 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Heather Wanner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The original Ivy Bookshop located on Falls Road. Photo by Heather Wanner. When Ann Berlin and her husband retired, they knew they needed a new adventure together.  As fortune would have it, the Ivy Bookshop was also looking for a new adventure. [...]

What is this guy doing here? Stay-at-home dads becoming more common

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Neil Kenworthy Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer For James Feeheley, strange looks and questions from moms are nothing new during his family’s daily trip to the park. “All the women would glance over at me like, ‘What is this guy doing here,’” said Feeheley, a stay-at-home father of two [...]

Documentary takes aim at pregnancy and mental illness

December 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor DeVille Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A Baltimore-based filmmaker and associate film professor at Stevenson University has created a documentary called “Moms & Meds” that is aimed at eliminating the stigma around pregnant women who suffer with mental illness. “As a person [...]

Case worker swaps coffee for socks as she helps those in needs

December 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Cipriano Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sunglasses, an empty coffee cup and a few spare napkins are what used to lie around Megan Heidler’s car just two years ago. Today, her car is filled with extra socks and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches – items she gives to the people in need [...]

Raising awareness about Crohn’s Disease

December 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Bates Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer When Cathy Lamar first started feeling stomach pain last March, she shrugged it off as nothing more than a little discomfort. But then things got worse. After months of misdiagnosis and suffering, the 52-year-old North Carolina resident was diagnosed [...]

Baltimore artists bring life to the city

December 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Simone Ebongo Bayehe Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore arts scene is a growing force in the country as local painters, writers, sculptors and others are getting their voices heard, four critically acclaimed artists said in interviews over the past two weeks. Oletha DeVane, Espi [...]
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