Monday, July 29th, 2013

Fell’s Point Fun

Baseball fans make their pilgrimages as much as any religious group, and Baltimore is one of the most important stops on a fan’s list.  While Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has been celebrated for decades, the crown jewel of the area may be Camden Yards, home of the Orioles, which opened in 1992. A classic-style ballpark with all the modern amenities, Camden Yards in many ways began the revival of baseball stadiums around the major leagues.  Cities like Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston and Cincinnati have all followed suit and tried to evoke the Golden Era of baseball as Camden Yards did. However, there are many things about Camden Yards which cannot be duplicated.  For one, Camden Yards has an old warehouse as its backdrop, one which legend (and a good deal of fact) has identified as the stomping grounds of none other than George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth.  Ruth haunted this neighborhood as a child, and Baltimore’s famous son – still the most important figure in baseball history – lives on in the imagination of every fan that walk through the gates at Camden Yards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, May 27th, 2013

Living in Federal Hill

There is so much to offer for residents living in Federal Hill, which is a neighborhood located in Baltimore, Maryland. This community consists mainly of late 19th Century homes that are constructed of brick and many of them have been modernized over the last 20 years. Today’s Federal Hill is a thriving historic district that is rich in culture with lots of things to see and do for both locals and tourists. Visit one of the numerous landmarks, such as the Federal Hill Park that overlooks the Inner Harbor or the Fort McHenry National Monument Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, March 25th, 2013

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is not only one of the best educational institutions in Maryland, it is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the entire United States. In addition to its main campus in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins has campuses in Singapore, China and Italy.

The university was founded in 1876 by Johns Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins was a successful businessman was was actively involved in the abolition movement. After the Civil War, Mr. Hopkins devoted his life to charitable work in the Baltimore area.

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Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Escape to Annapolis

The city of Annapolis, Maryland is located on the Chesapeake Bay, and it is a haven for those who enjoy sailing. You don’t have to love sailing, however, to have a good time while visiting the city. It is easily accessible by car from points along the east coast of the U.S., and has accommodations that range from economical family hotels to the more upscale Westin Annapolis.

Annapolis is the capital of Maryland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can tour the Maryland State Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Things to do in Towson

Things to do in Towson

Towson, slightly north of the city of Baltimore, is a lovely place where one can visit. Upon visiting Towson, one may find the opportunity to experience the rich culture, the dated history, and the friendly residents. Towson possesses multiple things for one to do upon visiting; Hampton national historic site, Recher theater, Towson marketplace, and Unitas stadium are all opportunities one can partake of in order to experience Towson. One of the most popular things to do in Towson is visit Hampton national historic site. This history-filled, recreational experience Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Tallest Buildings in Baltimore

Some of the tallest buildings are located right in the city of Baltimore. There are so many tall buildings that you will be able to see if you were ever to visit the city. The tallest building in the city of Baltimore is actually the Legg Mason Building. This is a 40 story building which stands about 529 feet high. Another tall building in Baltimore is known as the Fidelity Building. This building has history because it is known to be the first high rise building in the city itself.Check out this link here. The Baltimore World Trade Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

The Baltimore Basilica

The Baltimore Basilica was the very first Cathedral to be erected in the United States. It is located in Mount Vernon, Maryland. Construction on the Basilica was commenced in 1806 and the final touches were completed in 1821. It is also referred to as the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

The Basilica holds many historical firsts for the United States. For instance the very first formally trained architect was behind the design of the Basilica. His name was Benjamin Henry Latrobe. America’s very Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Best Baltimore Activities for Families

If you’ve been considering a move to Baltimore but aren’t sure how much there is to do, don’t fear! There are tons of great places here for families to enjoy and if you’ve got Satellite Star Internet you can research them from home before you even make it to Maryland. Here are a few of our favorites
National Aquarium: this will come as no surprise but kids Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, September 24th, 2010

Baltimore Back in Business?

While no one is saying the era of economic difficulty, to put it lightly, is over in Charm City or anywhere in the country for that matter, the local Baltimore economy is certainly showing signs of life as of late. Most notably, Baltimore’s advertising agencies seem to be picking up steam, creating new positions and hiring new employees to tackle new accounts. The ad industry is a fairly good barometer by which to measure the economic health of an area, as the various clients usually span the full spectrum of market sectors. Advertising dollars are among the first to be cut when money belts are tightened, so as local ad agencies announce expansion, many local job seekers and business owners may soon breath at least a small sigh of relief. Though Baltimore isn’t one of the major players in the ad industry and the overall size of area agencies don’t match the mammoth corporations found, say, further north in New York, any job growth is a welcome sign for a city that has suffered its fair share of financial woes. Agencies are generally hiring only a few people, but even those few jobs mark an increase in economic activity in the influx of ad dollars they represent. If companies can afford to increase their ad budgets, it’s fair to say that perhaps the business climate in Baltimore is on its way back to proper balance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Best Crab Cakes in Baltimore

With the capital of the most powerful country in the world just an hour to its south and the central hub of global business and entertainment to its north, one might think the humble city of Baltimore might suffer from an identity crisis. Instead, Baltimore takes pride in its unique history and quirky local flavor, a place where “Hon’” is used to amicably greet females in a subtly endearing accent and crab cakes have come to serve as more than mere delicacy but a cultural icon. With a huge supply of crabs just off shore in the Chesapeake Bay, the fortunes of Baltimore and its crawling bay critters have been inseparable since its initial sea port was created in the early 1700′s. With almost three hundred years of history, and an uncountable total of cooked crabs to show for it, it’s safe to say Baltimore chefs have perfected the crab cake art, with these 3 restaurants standing out as the cream of the crop. Read the rest of this entry »

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