Feature Stories

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 [...]

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 [...]
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