College Park Patch.com:
College Park City Council discussed a rent stabilization bill in Tuesday’s meeting, weighing the pros and cons of a rent ceiling for the city.
Earning the Eagle Scout rank as a Boy Scout is no easy feat; mountains of paperwork aside, a Boy Scout must think up—and create– an original community service project for an organization in need.
Fishnet—known for its fresh seafood and tasty fries—is set to open a coffee shop next door later this year, according to owner Ferhat Yalcin.
Metro’s Purple Line may keep its doors closed after 10 p.m. at the three light rail stops proposed for University of Maryland’s campus, according to Vice President for Facilities Management Carlo Colella.
May 30: Luck of the Irish
Josie Callahan is not your typical tow-headed, wispy dancer.
Fiery-haired, tall and outspoken, Callahan, 21, has built her life around Irish dance, a form of step dance known for its colorful costumes and rich Celtic heritage—and has just arrived back in College Park on the heels of a 52-city, nationwide tour with Lord of the Dance earlier this year.
Nestled along Campus Drive is University Baptist Church, a small parish complete with three white crosses that sit sentinel outside the more than 50-year-old building.
Residents, students cleaned the area around the lake Saturday as part of university-sponsored Good Neighbor Day.
March 19: What it Takes to be a Top College Town
In 2010, the American Institute for Economic Research compiled a list of the top 10 college towns in the United States. Factors included location, quality of life and research opportunities, all things the organization says lead to the picture-perfect feel of a traditional college town.
College Park didn’t make the cut.
While the city and the University of Maryland work together through the College Park City-University Partnership to create a vibrant college community, many say they’re looking forward to seeing the results.
Baltimore City Paper
Aug. 18, 2010: Accentuate the Positive
Any new entrepreneur can attest: Starting a business is tough. The paperwork, the planning, not to mention even coming up with that one brilliant idea, thought up at board meetings, over drinks at a fancy restaurant—or in bed, drinking your morning coffee.
July 9, 2010: Duff Has His Own Home Baking Goods
Want a purple-fondant covered, cheetah print cake with neon pink icing? Duff Goldman, Baltimore bad boy and star of the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes, has a solution. He has instroduced more than 80 products–such as fondant, graffiti (spray-on color), and edible cake “tattoos” made of rice paper–so that the home baker can take a cake from blasé to bangin’.
June 30, 2010: The Glorious Ones (Review)
Trooping through the streets, improvising elaborate productions with a ragtag group of actors: such is the life of a theater troupe in 16th-century Italy as chronicled in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical The Glorious Ones. The play weaves together public performances by the Glorious Ones theater company with the private lives of its actors. The characters lead complicated lives behind the scenes full of love triangles, jealousy, and adventure.
June 17, 2010: Think Twice (Review)
With a title like Think Twice, there’s bound to be some plot twists—and Spotlighters Theatre certainly delivers with two one-man, one act plays: “Lecture, with Cello”, by Robert Moulthrop, and “Sapiens!”, by Rich Espey.
June 9, 2010: The Tempest (Review)
The Tempest is widely considered the last play Shakespeare wrote, and he seems to pack in every plot twist he can think of in one final hurrah: love at first sight, magic, marriage, assassination attempts, and a dirty old island monster. It’s a lot to deal with, but Pennsylvania’s Touchstone Theatre manages to pare it down to its essentials without losing any of its wonder.