A Great Month to be a Guy

As June arrives, we realize we’ve nearly made it through half the year—and wonder how that could be possible! It feels like just yesterday we were thinking about New Year’s resolutions and Valentine’s Day gifts. Now, we’re planning for summer—long days and warm nights, grilling, pools and everything else the year’s middle months bring along.

Nordstrom hosts Fashion, Food and FUNraiser

Nordstrom hosted an early morning fundraiser on Sunday, April 2 to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Guests enjoyed a continental breakfast, silent auction and a fashion show that featured tips from the store’s staff on what’s trending in fashion for summer. Proceeds help fund the organization’s research initiatives.

Towsontowne Rotary Hosts Speakeasy Fundraiser

On April 8, the Towsontowne Rotary Club hosted its speakeasy-themed annual fundraiser at Tall Cedars of Lebanon in Parkville. Over 400 attendees played table games, bid on silent auction items and danced to The Swingin’ Swamis. Proceeds from the event help to fund Rotary’s many charitable projects around the world.

A Tasting of Wine & Craft Spirits Benefits Stella Maris

Over 300 people gathered on April 22 at The Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley to sample a variety of wines and craft spiritsand enjoy a buffet dinner provided by ROUGE Fine Catering. The event raised over $100,000 to fund programs and activities for the long-term residents of Stella Maris.

June 2017 Around Town

In an effort to address a shortage of student housing, Towson University recently announced plans to convert the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel into student residences, with the first students scheduled to move in at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year. The hotel, which is located just north of the main campus, at the intersection of York Road and…

Strengthening Your Core

With summer rapidly approaching, and activities like yardwork and outdoor sports more prevalent in our daily routines, it’s time to ask if your core exercise program is adequately preparing you for the months ahead. “Most people sit up and crunch their bodies to the limit,” says Baltimore-based trainer and fitness coach, Nick Ehrlich, “but they neglect the other abdominal muscles…

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…

Dad’s Day Out

Sure, the kiddos do something special for you on Father’s Day, but what about the 51 other weekends of the year? Lucky for you and your children, there are tons of choices for family fun in and around Baltimore. We’ve curated a few out-of-the-ordinary options guaranteed to create memories and lots of smiles (including yours when you proudly fill your…

FORWARD FRESH

When it comes to healthy eating in the Baltimore area, there are few people who are thought of as readily as Greg Nalley and Nick Ehrlich. Nalley, an award-winning chef and restauranteur and Ehrlich, a recognized trainer and corporate wellness coach, recently threw their collective expertise into a new venture that is taking the Baltimore area by storm.

Manatawny 
Still Works

While most financial planners spend their free time relaxing, playing golf or otherwise blowing off steam, Ruxton resident Brett Goodrich rolls up his sleeves and follows his passion: crafting premium, small-batch whiskeys with his partners at their Pottstown, Pennsylvania-based Manatawny Still Works.