Feature Stories

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 [...]

Cupcake Wars winner opens new La Cakerie in Bel Air

November 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Hannah Hildebrandt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer La Cakerie, a local bakery that has been serving Towson’s sweet tooth since 2012, will be opening a new store in Bel Air later this month, the owner said. The bakery held a soft opening last Friday but is still waiting for final inspections [...]

Smashing scales to improve body image

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Amanda Cipriano Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice was 19 when she received a phone call saying that her younger sister had been hospitalized for a life-threatening illness. She knew her sister struggled with severe anxiety and a panic disorder, but what her sister was [...]

Young athlete almost has career ended by shark attack

November 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

By Allysa McMahon Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Alysa Whetro was looking forward to spending Memorial Day at the beach, but a shark attack cut the weekend short. The 13-year-old Orlando resident had gone to Cocoa Beach on May 22 with family and friends for what she hoped was going to be a break [...]

Is the Hula Hoop making a comeback?

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Try to recall the last time you attempted to keep a hula hoop circling around your midsection. You might have been in grade school, bewildered as to why it kept falling down while other children could constantly keep it rotating. Or you might have [...]

When death comes knocking

November 1, 2016 // 3 Comments

By Tracy Smith Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Facing death was the last thing Philip Gregg anticipated on his drive home from Wegmans. The then 32-year-old Nottingham man was coming home with a car full of groceries when he saw the black Ford pickup truck cross the center line on Mountain Road in [...]

Baltimore students highlight #BattleScars in music video

October 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Taylor Bromante Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer A rap beat with a heavy bass sound starts to play as a group of nearly 20 middle school boys start to rap and dance in front of a brick wall. “Battle scars all through the town, they’re comin’ in, tryna’ shoot us down,” the boys sing. [...]
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