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Breathing Pimlico to Life - Resurrecting the Site of the Preakness

An American Racehorce at full speedPhoto courtesy of Keith Luke on Unsplash. Anyone who's been to Pimlico racetrack, just a bit north and west of Baltimore's downtown and updated waterfront areas knows the feeling. Rising from the dirt is the sensation that you are in the presence of greatness, or once-greatness, anyway. Even though horses race on Pimlico’s one-mile dirt oval no more than a dozen days each year, images of races past come to mind as clearly as Seabiscuit’s incredible Depression-era racetrack battle with War Admiral. Some of history's greatest horses have rounded this track.
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Maryland Film Festival Announces 2021 Baltimore-Focused Opening Night Lineup

Baltimore Film Festival 2021Photo courtesy of Denise Jans on Unsplash. The Maryland Film Festival recently announed the lineup for the 2021 Opening Night program which begins on Wednesday, May 19 and continues through Thursday, May 27. While this year's festival had to make changes to become virtual rather than on-location as in years past, the lineup still promises to be of the highest caliber, and will bring great films to Baltimore's cinema lovers for a great summer run once again this year.
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Baltimore's Fourth of July Fireworks Halted on the Harbor for Another Year

4th of July FireworksPhoto Courtesy of Connor Houtman on Unsplash. Baltimore City has decided to cancel the largest 4th of July fireworks show in the area for a second year in a row due to COVID-19 concerns. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announced that the celebratory fireworks, which traditionally attract up to 300,000 people to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, will be postponed for another year in order to keep the city's population safe from the virus. The city is reassessing COVID regulations every two weeks rather than every month thanks to rapid changes and vaccination rates, but needed to plan far in advance to allocate resources and coordinate vendors for an event of this size.
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Kindness Counts: Maryland Becomes 5th State to Ban Animal Testing for Makeup Products

No more fluffy bunnies will be lab testers of makeup in Maryland thanks to recent legislation. The Maryland State Legislature recently passed the Prohibition on Testing Cosmetics on Animals bill. Specifically, the bill prohibits "a person from conducting or contracting for animal testing in the development of a cosmetic; prohibiting a manufacturer from selling or offering for sale in the State a cosmetic under certain circumstances beginning July 1, 2022."
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Tour Baltimore's AVAM With the Architects - Inside the Vision

American Visionary Art MuseumPhoto Courtesy of American Visionary Art Museum. Recently voted Baltimore's most beloved space, the American Visionary Art Museum, (AVAM) is offering a virtual tour with the architects of the space, Rebecca Swanston and Diane Cho on May 21 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. The pair will offer reflections on the museum's design, and provide comment on its features and the process of creating Charm City's iconic space.
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Baltimore Innovation Week 2021 - A Whole New Look for Year 10

Baltimore Inner HarborPhoto by Brendan Beale on Unsplash. Innovation Week 2021 is almost here in Baltimore, and naturally 2021 brings with it a new way of doing things. The 10th anniversary of Baltimore's Innovation Week, BIW21, takes things online, but spares no creativity in bringing you shiny new ideas. Best of all? The entire event is free!
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"Imagination Celebration" Returns to the Pratt Library

Child searching books at the library.Photo by Suad Kamardeen on Unsplash. The Enoch Pratt Libraries are a longstanding staple in the Baltimore area, and last summer Baltimore's kids truly missed what's known as "Imagination Celebration," a month-long celebration of children's creativity and imagination sponsored by the Pratt libraries to honor kids.
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Need a Cicada Break? Time to Head to the Shore, Baltimore!

Closeup of what a Cicada from BroodX will look like.Photo by Benoit Gauzere on Unsplash. For roughly six weeks this summer, a few areas of the U.S. will host a giant cicada mating festival: the 17-year cicadas, also known as Brood X. That'll mean a lot of noise, a lot of empty cicada shells, and quite the disruption to a typically relaxing summer along Baltimore's waterfrot.
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Jake's Skate Park Set To Be a Baltimore Stunner

Artist's rendering of Jake's Skatepark at the former Rash Field courtesy of Waterfront Partnership Baltimore. What used to be a seldom-used stadium style area known as Joseph H. Rash Memorial Park, the section called "Rash Field" is now being reimagined as a modern skate park for Baltimore area skateboarders. The six-acre public park originally opened in 1976 as one of the areas within the city limits to enjoy greenspace and is located near the city's waterfront, an excellent draw for inner harbor tourists and shoppers.
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Marvelous John Waters Joins 'Maisel' Cast in Upcoming Season

Baltimore's own John Waters will join the cast of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" in the upcoming season 4 of the upcoming Emmy-Award winning comedy. Seen above in some recently-released preview photos, the Maryland actor is seen chatting with lead actress Rachel Brosnahan on a park bench in New York's Central Park. We can only guess that the comedic genius is doling out some advice on a punchline or how to deliver the perfect story.
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Sweet Signs: New Domino Sugar Sign Will Light Up Baltimore Harbor

Anyone who's ever visted Baltimore's Inner Harbor knows the sight: the Domino Sugar sign is iconic. But the beautiful neon had been weatherbeaten and battered by the seasons since 1951, and it was time to retire the old gal, so weeks ago, residents watched as the easily-recognizable letters were carefully removed from the city skyline.
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Baltimore Farmer's Market Returns for 44th Year

Photo credit: Baltimore Farmer's Market and Bazaar. Returning for its 44th season is the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, a favorite of Baltimoreans as a seasonal Sunday morning tradition. Folks come from all around to find fresh cut flowers, freshly baked bread and pastries, dairy products and cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood items among many other offerings. The Bazaar is Maryland's largest producer-only market, featuring some of the area's best offerings. There are food concessionaires offering delicious hot foods where patrons can enjoy breakfast and brunch, there are also gourmet local foods, wine, and hot, freshly brewed coffee to enjoy.
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It's Always Time for Pie in Baltimore

(Photo by Ally P on Unspash) Pretty much everyone in East Baltimore eagerly awaited the opening of the freshly painted blue corner building throughout the cold winter pandemic months. Then finally the announcement came: it was Pie Time! Not only was it figurative, but literal. The cute corner bistro, Pie Time had opened its doors, if on a limited basis, to customers waiting to savor all of the goodies we'd been hearing about.
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Baltimore's Highlandtown Brings Back First Friday Art Walks

Baltimoreans are familiar with summers in the Highlandtown neighborhood buzzing with music, art, and a diverse immigrant community anchored by the Creative Alliance and amazing food. Summer 202 made our neighborly experience a little less neighborly, but First Friday Art Walks are back, with perhaps a little different twist for another friendly Baltimore summer!
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Baltimore Blunder Ruins 15 Million Doses of J&J Coronavirus Vax

The Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore plant confirms that conflated vaccine ingredients several weeks ago spoiled more than 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, spoiling the news for a lot of potential hopeful recipients. Emergent BioSolutions is a manufacturing partner to both Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca and is currently working in the Baltimore, Maryland area producing millions of COVID-19 vaccinations to be delivered throughout the US and abroad.
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Why You Need to Learn About Cryptocurrency Now

If you were waiting until Cryptocurrency felt more like “real banking” to learn about it, your time has come. Trade in your cassette tapes, turn in your Members-Only jacket and get serious about digital currency. Things are getting serious.
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Baltimore's Patterson Park Celebrates Cicada Parade-a

Residents of East Baltimore are prepping for the long-awated 17 year return of Brood-X, otherwise known as the periodical cicadas which will swarm 15 states and Washington, DC as they do every seventeen years. The cicadas will be more than a noisy bug in Baltimore's beautiful Patterson Park, though, as residents prepare with an artful celebration that will last all summer long.