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Q&A: Re-Envisioning Rash Field

That stretch of land between the Maryland Science Center and Rusty Scupper could be used for more than playing volleyball games. Find out some of the ideas that Baltimore architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross has for redesigning Rash Field. 

Photo Essay: Bike Jam Session

Bmore Media Managing Photographer Steve Ruark took his camera to a daylong bike festival in Patterson Park. At BikeJam 2012, he captured kids pedaling a seven-person bike, racers cruising through a course and spectators. 

Jones Falls Trail Expansion Connects Communities to Green Spaces

The expansion of a 12-mile biking and hiking trail is underway. When finished, the $18 million Jones Falls Trail will offer an alternative and scenic commuting route and a new way to explore Baltimore attractions. 

Walk This Way: The Making of the Jones Falls Trail

The making of the Jones Falls Trail includes five phases, three of which are still underway. Several changes were made along the way to address concerns of neighborhood groups. 

Nonprofit CEO Says Books Still Matter in a Digital Age

So you scanned the headlines on your iPhone and downloaded the latest issue of your favorite magazine on your iPad. But you probably still have cherished memories of your favorite books that you wouldn't trade for the latest Apple gadget, says Baltimore Reads CEO Shirley Bigley LaMotte. 

Entrepreneur Sells Sweet Snack to Whole Foods

Nikki Lewis drew on her childhood love of sticky marshmallow treats to found Mallow Munchies. Last month, she opened a Baltimore County cafe selling the Rice Krispies Treats and recently snagged a deal to sell the dessert in Whole Foods. 

Squash in the City

SquashWise is part of a growing urban squash movement that is teaching students to excel on and off the courts. The Baltimore nonprofit now wants its rackets to reach three times as many students in the coming years as it builds on its track record of achievement. 

Baltimore City Kids Offer Lessons in Startup Success

Do you have an elevator pitch? Kids participating in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship program do. The nonprofit's executive director says any budding business owner can learn from these students who learn how to craft a business plan and get money from investors.

It's happening in Bmore! July 27 - August 2

It's a great week for pint-sized partiers and crab lovers. Center Stage will become Party Animal central with a carnival pre-show and rock-n-roll show. Baltimoreans (heck all of Maryland) loves blue crabs. To celebrate its first anniversary, the B&O American Brasserie is hosting its first annual Crab Bash. Seven chefs competing to create the best crab dish -- and it's all for a good cause! Sounds like a good time!

Global Pathways Project explores the world, no passport required

It doesn't matter whether your passport is slightly mangled and loaded with stamps from your trips abroad or if you can't find Paraguay on a map. Global Pathways Project proves that Baltimore is an international city, giving children and adults an opportunity to experience the world's cultures without ever leaving the city.

It's happening in Bmore! June 15-21

It's another week filled with fun and interesting events in Charm City! We're excited about the African-American Heritage Festival that attracts crowds from all over the Mid-Atlantic region with its lineup of nationally known performers. Pride Baltimore also takes place this weekend holding its 35th annual celebration of Baltimore's GLBT community. But before we get to the weekend, OSI-Baltimore takes on a serious topic with its new forum series on "Arrests in Schools"  that starts tonight.

Illustrating Success

Bonnie Matthews didn't let a little thing like no official training keep her from pursuing her dream of becoming an illustrator. She just moved to Baltimore and started drawing. The story was much the same when she lost 130 pounds and became part of television doc, Dr. Oz's' team. It's a typical Bmore success story, or is it? Our Dan Collins went out to get the scoop.

Fencing for Loot

When their hopes to try to break a Guinness World Record fell through, The Cheasapeake Fencing Club didn't cry touche. Instead club members will lift their epees, foils and sabres and take on as many opponents as they can in what they've dubbed the Megabout.

It's Child's Play

From Shakespeare to Cinderella, Jimi Kinstle has trod the boards in Baltimore for 20 years. As the artistic director of Pumpkin Theater, Kinstle hopes his passion for Baltimore's theater scene will create a new generation of theater lovers to carry on.

Baltimore's Lady Birds Hit the Gridiron

They run the ball. They score touchdowns. They tackle opponents. They sack quarterbacks. But Bmore Media's Kim Polyniak found out the Baltimore Nighthawks are also daughters, mothers, sisters and wives.
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