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Q&A: Re-Envisioning Rash Field

That stretch of land between the Maryland Science Center and Rusty Scupper could be used for more than playing volleyball games. Find out some of the ideas that Baltimore architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross has for redesigning Rash Field. 

Step OUT: For a Parade of Tall Ships

A flotilla of more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels will sail into Baltimore June 13 to kick off the Star-Spangled Sailabration. This weeklong celebration features ship tours, air shows, and performances by a Naval Ceremonial Band and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Cultivating Community: Gardens Sprout in Former Vacant Spaces

Some Baltimore neighborhoods are home to many of the city’s vacant lots and the crime and illegal dumping that comes with them. Two Baltimore organizations, Baltimore Green Space and Power in Dirt, empower residents to transform underused and vacant lots into vibrant gardens. 

Step OUT: For Apassionata

More than 40 horses will perform in Apassionata June 8-10 at First Mariner Arena. Europe's most popular live arena show features skilled equestrians, elaborate costumes and stunt riding.

What's the Buzz? Beehives Burgeon in Baltimore Backyards

Some Charm City residents are giving new meaning to the words Baltimore beehive. They are keeping bees in their backyard so their garden bears more fruit and they get to tap into their inner bad-boy. And no, they don't seem too worried about getting stung. 

Environmentalists Hail Watershed Year

Several bills aimed at protecting Maryland's watersheds passed this year, but some say much more work lies ahead.

Meet the Match.com of the Nonprofit World

Business Volunteers Unlimited places board members on behalf of Northrop Grumman Corp., Constellation Energy Group, T. Rowe Price and other firms. It wants to grow the number of board members it matches by 50 percent over the next three years.

Photo Essay: Bike Jam Session

Bmore Media Managing Photographer Steve Ruark took his camera to a daylong bike festival in Patterson Park. At BikeJam 2012, he captured kids pedaling a seven-person bike, racers cruising through a course and spectators. 

Bmore Takes Off for Memorial Day

Bmore Media is taking next week off to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday. We will publish our next issue June 5. 

Getting Crafty

A number of creative professionals are leaving the cubicle to pursue their passion for making things. From potters to purse makers, these individuals take DIY to a new level. 

Buying Local Blooms in Floral Industry

You go to farmers' markets and dine at earthy farm-to-table restaurants. But what about your flowers? Local Color Flowers' Ellen Frost wants you to think about where your flowers come from. 

Step OUT: For the 2nd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

Fourteen musical groups will perform on indoor and outdoor music stages at the Creative Alliance. The June 16 lineup includes doo-wop group the Legendary Orioles and the Cambodian Music Society. 

What's Missing in Baltimore?

A hardware store in Mount Vernon. A bakery for Locust Point. More restaurants in Mt. Washington. If Baltimore residents waved their magic wand, these would be on their wish list. 

Overlooked in the Outskirts

Suburban life isn't all parking spots and Target stores. Good sandwich shops, ice cream parlors and an, ahem, independent cafe are some of the things suburbanites seek.

Step OUT: For the Columbia Festival of the Arts

Highlights of this festival include acrobats from Montreal, a marching band, juggler and an arts-and-crafts show. There's also Roseanne Cash. 
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