Moms on a Mission

 Jocelyn Gainers  President and CEO, the Family Recovery Program, Inc.  Her Mission : Launched by Jocelyn in 2011 as a nonprofit, the program aims to reunite families by offering specialized programs for parents who are recovering from substance abuse. In September 2016, the Family Recovery Program, Inc. added a residential component: 23 apartments at the Sage Center in East Baltimore…

Arts Preview

 American Visionary Art Museum: Parenting: An Art Without a Manual  The American Visionary Art Museum focuses public attention on what might be humanity's most essential performance art: the intuitive, transformative and complex art of parenting. AVAM's exhibition showcases works by 36 artists, created out of every conceivable medium, to best express their own personal life experience of parenting and being parented—be it…

For the love

This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration of mothers on May 12. In this issue, we not only celebrate mothers but we also highlight a few of the wonderful women in our community who are making a difference beyond their households. In “Moms … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Towson High Literary Magazine Earns National Award Colophon, the literary magazine of Towson High School, has earned top honors from the National Council of Teachers of English for the ninth consecutive year. In February, student editors learned that Colophon had once again been awarded REALM First Class in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) … Continued

Maryland Home and Garden Show

On March 2–3 and 8–10, thousands of area homeowners flocked to the spring Maryland Home and Garden Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The March show marked the end of winter and start of spring with beautiful landscaped gardens, home improvement contractors, plants, crafts and more. Hundreds of home improvement experts were on-site, as well as juried crafters.

Fully Evolved

Before she begins any new work, interior designer Meghan Friedman, owner of Redhead Design, spends a significant amount of time really getting to know her clients.

Mosaic Magic

From her home studio in Cedarcroft, mosaic artist Yulia Hanansen creates beautifully intricate works for both private and public spaces. Her installations for kitchen, bathroom and outdoor spaces adorn homes locally and throughout the United States. She also creates large-scale works—most recently an 8-by-16-foot installation at the public library in Elkridge, Maryland, which depicts an underwater diver who discovers a fanciful…

Baltimore School for the Arts Expressions

On March 2, Baltimore School for the Arts hosted its signature gala, Expressions. The gala celebrated what is possible when a community comes together to build a brighter future for its children and its city. Chaired by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, the evening also honored the legacy of his close friend, the legendary Sally Michel. Photography … Continued

Summer Staycations

If a trip to Disney World or the Jamaican islands isn’t in the cards for your family this summer, fear not. Fun is just a car ride away with these tried-and-true day trips that won’t break your budget.