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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. 

Jones Falls Trail Expansion Connects Communities to Green Spaces

The expansion of a 12-mile biking and hiking trail is underway. When finished, the $18 million Jones Falls Trail will offer an alternative and scenic commuting route and a new way to explore Baltimore attractions. 

Walk This Way: The Making of the Jones Falls Trail

The making of the Jones Falls Trail includes five phases, three of which are still underway. Several changes were made along the way to address concerns of neighborhood groups. 

Baltimore's Classic Restaurants Buck the Trends

Baltimore’s stalwart restaurants have to compete with modern, trendy wine bars and bistros. Few have made it through decades of roller coaster growth and recessions. But classics like the Prime Rib, Rusty Scupper, Sotto Sopra, the Black Olive and Tio Pepe are going by changing with the times -- yet staying true to what made them crowd favorites in the first place.

Step OUT: For Art and Justice

The Maryland Institute College of Art is holding a panel discussion next month on how art can inspire social change as part of the school's Baltimore Art + Justice Project. 

Step OUT: To See Women of the World

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rain Pryor are among the guests at a three-day festival highlighting female achievement. The WOW Baltimore festival features performance, lectures and workshops at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. 

What's On Tap? Brewing Up Business in Baltimore.

Consumers’ demand for artisanal, local products has led many beer lovers to turn their hobbies into new ventures. Several new breweries and beer-themed restaurants are in the works for Greater Baltimore as craft brew makers savor an uptick in sales. 

Photo Essay: BSO Rehearses Beethoven's Symphony No. 6

Bmore Media Managing Photographer strikes the right chords in her photo essay of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's rehearsal of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6. Check out her photos of orchestra members and their instruments, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Music Director Marin Alsop.

Photo Essay: Maryland Historical Society

Bmore Media Managing Photographer Arianne Teeple captures notable architectural details and exhibits at the 167-year-old Maryland Historical Society museum and library in this photo essay. She highlights pieces from the Mount Vernon attraction's folk art collection and an exhibit that takes a look at Maryland’s role in the Civil War. She also takes photos from its War of 1812 collection, which will take on greater significance this year as 2012 marks the war's 200-year anniversary.

What do Jen Royle, Duff Goldman and Mike Brenner Have in Common?

Articles on food, startups, local celebs, design and solutions for urban blight were among readers' favorites in 2011. Take a look to see what stories made the cut.

All of Baltimore's a Stage

Baltimore is home to an eclectic group of theater companies that put on everything from Broadway plays to cutting-edge multimedia performances. If the play is your thing, take a look at Bmore Media's guide to independent theater in Charm City.

Q&A with Tim Paggi: Actor, Poet, Writer and Ghost Tour Guide

Have you taken a Fells Point Ghost Tour? How about seeing a play produced by the Baltimore Annex Theater? If so, then Tim Paggi may look familiar to you. The Vermont native shares his love of acting, theater and all things Baltimore with Bmore Media.

Who Likes That 51-foot Sculpture in Front of Penn Station?

Bmore Media's new Managing Editor shares her opinion of the city's most controversial work of art.

How UB is Changing Baltimore, One Entrepreneur at a Time

Founded in 2004, the University of Baltimore's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (EOC) has spent the past seven years helping over 2,500 local professionals realize their goals of starting, owning, or improving a business. We went behind the scenes to find out more about the whys and hows.

Baltimore in Winter: a Look Back, a Look Ahead

With the mercury hovering right around freezing as we enter 2010's home stretch, it's officially winter in Baltimore. We decided to take the opportunity to look back at some of the traditions and rituals that help make this city what it is, then invite you to join us on Facebook and Twitter to share some memories and ideas of your own.
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