August 30, 2016

BCPS changes its new heat-closure policy

The Baltimore County board of education revised its heat-closure policy tonight, raising the bar for when schools should close. Under the new policy, non-air-conditioned schools will […]
August 24, 2016

Will schools without AC be closed for next week and a half?

If I’m reading policies and charts correctly, it looks like schools in Baltimore County that don’t have air conditioning (I’m looking at you, Dumbarton Middle, Pleasant […]
July 7, 2016

How scary is your shampoo?

My friend Lisa Beyer of Towson wrote this great piece on Medium about the crazy chemicals in the products we use every day — even products we […]
June 25, 2016

Headed to the beach? Watch this rip-current video.

This is a really great, quick video on how to spot rip currents and what to do if you get caught in one. Show your kids […]
May 16, 2016

Op-Ed: Maryland lawmakers are ignoring computer-safety measures for kids

This is an op-ed by Cindy Eckard: Researchers at the University of Southern California recently found that increased computer screen time is responsible for our country’s […]
May 8, 2016

$15 treatments at Community Acupuncture of Towson

CAT says: Happy Spring! Tuesdays in May, all treatments are $15! At Community Acupuncture of Towson (CAT) we strongly believe that every individual should have access to […]
April 7, 2016

Yoga in Towson for the busy newbie

By Scott Carlson I’m a newcomer to yoga, this physical and mental discipline that everyone else seems to have tried long ago. My excuse for being […]
April 4, 2016

Tot Lot in Rodgers Forge will be CSA pick-up spot

If you live near the Rodgers Forge Tot Lot and are interested in joining a CSA plan (community-supported agriculture), you might consider Zahradka Farm.  The pick-up […]
January 11, 2016

Heat in classrooms and AC policy to be discussed Tuesday at BCPS meeting

The Baltimore County Board of Education is holding a public-input meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, and — along with the issue of technology in the classrooms — […]
September 30, 2010

Bed bugs are a growing problem, including in Rodgers Forge

Bed bugs have been on my mind for the past few months, ever since a friend told me a horror story about her friend in Patterson […]