Local Happenings

Annual tree lighting kicks off WinterFest 2017, despite construction

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Santa and Mrs. Claus ride fire truck into town to mingle. Photo by Morgan Schmidt. By Morgan Schmidt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer TOWSON, Md. – The lighting of the city’s 20-foot pine Christmas tree filled with 1,400 twinkling bulbs kick-started exciting month-long activities while [...]

Baltimore-based ska punk band ends tour with homecoming show

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Billy Owens Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Beatles and Led Zeppelin are remembered as being ground-breaking bands that transcended multiple genres of music over their periods of existence. They each experimented with different musical styles such as rock, folk, blues, jazz, and even [...]

Firefighters take 110 steps in honor of fallen brothers

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Alexa Limbach and Brianna Stranieri Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Hundreds of firefighters, most in full turnout gear, filled M&T Bank Stadium Oct. 28.  But they weren’t there to put out a fire.   They were honoring their fallen comrades. Local firefighters along with their friends [...]

Small entrepreneurs show off their creativity in big way

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Kevin G. McGuire and Sarah Thompson Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Nigel and Nadia Lewis might only be 11 and 7 years old, but they have already created their own clothing line and are looking to expand their business in the near future. Called Loose Seeds, the company the two Baltimore [...]

Finding their way out of the darkness

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Sarah Thompson Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Sienna Caselle was a straight A student at Catoctin High School. She lettered in three sports, volunteered at St. Joseph Ministries by bringing meals to senior citizens, and was a certified snowboard trainer who taught the physically disabled skills [...]

Read to Reef Book Club grabs attention at Baltimore Book Festival

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Amy Phillips & Brittney Everett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers Marketing intern at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Kelsey Voelker, is capturing the attention of families with the puppet sloth at the Read to Reef Book Club booth at the Baltimore Book Festival. Photo by Brittney Everett. [...]

Baltimore region celebrates African American heritage

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Alexa Limbach Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer An estimated 5,000 people attended the 21st annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival last Saturday in Towson to enjoy the rich African American culture with live gospel performances, soul food favorites and much more. The festival [...]

Local quilters dive into the meaning of their work

September 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Quilters use white gloves when displaying homemade crafts. Photo by Kalia Green By Kalia Green Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Ladies of the African American Quilters of Baltimore displayed dozens of patched-work cloths Sunday at The Hampton National Historic site, proud to be continuing an ancient [...]

Hurricane pups find homes at “puppypalooza”

September 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Morgan Schmidt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer COLUMBIA, Md. – Dozens of abandoned puppies displaced during Hurricane Harvey’s destructive run through Texas were adopted Saturday by Maryland residents who flocked to the local PetSmart store. The Last Chance Animal Rescue of Waldorf hosted [...]
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