What’s Your Style?

As September comes and the change of weather approaches, so comes one of the essential issues of the season: the fashion issue. Fashion: a—a prevailing custom, usage or style; b (1)—the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time; (2)—a garment in such a style.

Inaugural BritFest enjoys lovely weather and good times!

The inaugural BritFest was held Saturday, June 10, at the Maryland Polo Grounds. The event featured a polo match between the U.S. and 
the U.K., classic cars, croquet, English beer, Pimm's, gin and tonics, classic English rock with Beatlemania Again and vendors featuring U.K. products. Don’t miss next year’s BritFest 2018!

Fourth of July Parade

Thousands of people from around the state lined the streets of downtown Towson to watch this year's Fourth of July parade.

Second Annual Four on the Fourth

More than 400 runners of all ages raced down the streets of Towson and through the Towson University campus in the 
Second Annual Four on the Fourth race, which preceded this year's parade.

September 2017 Around Town

After closing its Dulaney Valley Road location last year, Ukazoo Books has opened its doors once again on Loch Raven Boulevard, just south of the Joppa Road intersection. Ukazoo, which deals in new, used and rare books, was a staple of the Dulaney Valley shopping center until December 2016 when the store lost its lease on a 10,000-square-foot space to…

A Stylized Conversation

Ella Pritsker talks a lot about dreams, and that stands to reason. Nearly three decades ago she was a recent immigrant to the United States from Soviet Russia, waitressing and babysitting to make ends meet. Today she is one of the region’s most notable couture designers, dressing powerful women like former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Maryland’s first lady.

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,…

Fabulous Fashion and a Bus Named Elsa

If you’ve ever visited the Towson Farmers Market, you may have seen Elsa—an old school bus painted bright, swirling colors that has been reincarnated as a mobile vintage clothing shop called Go-Go’s. “I named her after Elsa Lanchester,” says Go-Go’s owner/operator, Stacey Chambers, a 38-year-old Reno native who’s called Baltimore home for 14 years. “She was the actress who played…

Debbie Phelps, Executive Director for the Education Foundation for BCPS

After waiting a moment to interject into the conversation, an onlooker begins to ask the all-too-familiar question. But, Debbie Phelps graciously lends a handshake and the proper answer prior to the question being fully formed. “Yes,” she says, enthusiastically and excitedly. “I am Debbie Phelps, executive director of the Education Foundation for Baltimore County Public Schools. Mother to Hilary, Whitney…

Historic Hikes

With school back in session and the occasional yellow leaf now appearing on the sidewalk, it looks like summer 2017 is slowly sliding into the seasonal history books. Luckily, there is still time to head out into the balmy county weather and go hunting for ghosts of summers long gone. Since its settlement in the mid-17th century, Baltimore County has…