Making a Dent in the Universe

“Everyone has a basic character,” Victor Brick says. “We are a nurse and a teacher—we are givers.”

Not Your Average Climb

The preferred direction for a career move is up. Kristan Joice took that to heart, stepping 28 feet straight off the ground for her recent return to full-time work outside the home.    

A Long History of Gorgeous Clothes, Great Deals and Good Works

Since 1927, The Women’s Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital has been a life-changing fundraising institution and force for good in the Baltimore area and beyond. Over the last five decades, the Women’s Board has supported patient care and medical and nursing education by raising millions of dollars. This year marks the volunteer nonprofit’s 50th anniversary, and they show no…

Butterfly Magic at Ladew Gardens

The Butterfly House at Ladew Gardens in Monkton—the first of its kind in the region—is celebrating its fourth year showcasing native plants and the various butterflies that depend on them for food and shelter. The Butterfly House provides a hands-on educational experience on the natural history and fascinating life cycle of butterflies. Visitors can walk through and observe the plants,…

Charmed Life!

Josh Levinson was in the wilds of Muir Woods in California, doing something outdoorsy on vacation with his family when I first called him. It was fitting he found someplace in the Bay Area where cell phone reception was bad, seeing as he’s sort of a pioneer in the greater Baltimore running community, blazing trails where none had existed through…

The Story Behind Towson’s Sweet Spot

On any given morning, the widest eyes you’ll find in Towson belong to kids lucky enough to be at La Cakerie, “THE Celebration Bakery!” The second widest eyes? Those of their parents. Follow their gazes and you’ll see why. Inside La Cakerie, the walls are pink, the air is coffee-scented and nearly every surface is covered in something sweet from…