Local Happenings

Councilman Scott says America’s core values are under assault

September 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Brandan Rogowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Council member Brandon Scott spoke about racism and other issues during a speech at CCBC Wednesday. Photo by Brandan Rogowski. Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott told an audience at CCBC Wednesday that Americans must fight for the rights of [...]

Festival goers gather in Maryland for spirituality, yoga, unique souvenirs

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer KarmaFest “Unity” The BIG Show came to Baltimore County last weekend. The eight-year-festival is home to live bands, 150 vendors and over 50 different workshops and lectures. The annual festival took place on May 13 and 14 at the Oregon Ridge Park [...]

Marylanders flock to sheep and wool festival

May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chaz Brown Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer An estimated 50,000 people attended last weekend’s sheep and wool festival – a 44-year-old staple among shepherds, farmers and collectors that celebrates everything from sheep and wool to unique handmade items. The annual celebration that took place [...]

The tears of a clown: Circus makes final call in Baltimore

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Nick Rynes Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Asa Walker seems like the average man hailing from the heart of the Midwest in Cherryvale, Kansas. He throws on the face paint, an elaborate suit and a bright red nose, then becomes Professor Renzo as the curtain opens. “I have been a performer and [...]

New online company launches out of Baltimore

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Patrick Brooks Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Live Green, a new company that allows customers to purchase organic food products online at wholesale prices, used last week’s Earth Day to launch in Baltimore. Heather McDade, Pat Welsh and Erin Welsh, all Baltimore residents, and Tom Wood, a [...]

County urges residents not to be energy vampires

April 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The average Baltimore County resident produces 4.4 pounds of garbage each day, up from 3.7 pounds in 1980, according to the county’s Department of Public Works. Much of that waste – between 1,300 and 1,400 tons of it per day – ends up in the [...]

Light City festival hopes to attract 400,000 people

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Lauren Cosca and Ashlin Bird Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers An estimated 400,000 people or more are expected to visit the Inner Harbor over the next few days to participate in the second annual Light City, a 1.5-mile long festival of lights, music, and food that will run until Saturday, [...]

Local restaurant brings Basque flavor to Baltimore

March 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chaz Brown Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Ben Lefenfeld’s love for cooking began as a child, when he would prepare breakfast for his family before school. Today, he owns his own restaurant. Lefenfeld, 37, is the executive chef and co-owner of La Cuchara, a Basque region inspired restaurant [...]

Group takes to the road to fight hunger in America

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Taylor Nappi Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Representatives of MAZON try to educate people about hunger in America. Photo provided by MAZON. An interactive art exhibit titled “This Is Hunger” came to Baltimore last week to inform and engage the community about the large number of hungry [...]
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