Get a Load of This!

 Reduce   When local homeowner Royce Faddis needed to replace a front door in her 1940s-era home, she didn’t head to the nearest big-box home improvement store. She drove down to the Loading Dock in southeast Baltimore, a nonprofit building materials reuse center, where the motto is: “You can build a house with what other people throw away.”  Royce was motivated…

May Arts Preview

 Towson University: Merrily We Roll Along  through May 11, Tickets.TUBoxOffice.com  Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by George Furth. Merrily We Roll Along tracks the unraveling of the friendship and aspirations of three friends. With a narrative traveling backward in time from 1980 to 1957, friends discover the true costs of success in this semi-autobiographical musical. Classics such as “Not a Day Goes…

Summer Programs

 Baltimore County Sailing Center  BCSailing.org  Programs available for ages 6–18, focusing on fundamentals of sailing, fishing and seamanship.

Sweet Spring!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer.  This month at Towson Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on … Continued

17th Annual MEGA Networking Event

Professionals from across Baltimore County gathered in Towson for the 17th Annual MEGA Networking Event on Wednesday, Jan 30. The MEGA, hosted in conjunction with 13 chambers and business associations located in Baltimore County, treated guests to a trade show and the opportunity to network with 300 of its fellow businesspeople.

The Homestead Ribbon Cutting

Springwell Senior Living hosted the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony for The Homestead, Baltimore’s newest Independent Living Community, on Wednesday, Jan. 23. More than 75 guests attended the event. The Homestead features 99 new residences and access to a library, courtyard, pub, living room, dining room and education center. The Homestead offers Springwell’s incomparable services in … Continued

The Foraging Chef

For Chef Chris Amendola, the hours he spends tramping through the woods of Baltimore and Carroll counties gathering wild mushrooms, berries and other delicacies are just as crucial to the success of his restaurant as those he spends in the kitchen.

Granola Guru

A delectable granola bar that Michele Tsucalas savored at a Martha’s Vineyard bakery one summer 18 years ago changed the course of her life.

Galentine’s Day Soiree

Harbor East and (Cool) Progeny teamed up to sponsor an evening of celebrating ladies—friends, gal pals, girl squads, besties and beyond—at the inaugural Galentine’s Day Soiree on Feb. 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, pampering, mingling, music, pop-up shops and a raffle benefiting Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake.

Recycle, Reuse and Go Native

Laurie Taylor-Mitchell is president of the Student Support Network, a nonprofit organization assisting students in need in Baltimore County Public Schools. She also coordinates the Weed Warriors Program at Cromwell Valley Park and in her limited spare time loves to garden with native plants and dream about changing how we live—one plastic bag less at a time.