Food served by smiling carhops on roller skates is a feature of the new Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Towson. While the mobile waitresses bring an interesting touch to the busy corridor of East Joppa Road, where the fast-food restaurant opened quietly last week, it is a far cry from the staid longtime business that inhabited the site, Baynesville Electronics, which closed its doors in December 2016 after 61 years.
The Baltimore Sun - Baltimore County rat eradication program expands to three Towson-area neighborhoods
Baltimore County will expand a program to stamp out rats to 10 neighborhoods, including three in or near Towson. The move is scheduled to take place in July.
Officials have been touting as effective the rodent eradication program, which launched last summer as a pilot in 13 county neighborhoods. The expansion of the pilot program will include Loch Raven Village and Knettishall in Towson and neighboring Ridgeleigh in Parkville.
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to transform the Bosley Mansion in Southland Hills into luxury condominiums.
“The Bosley Mansion is a historic gem in Towson, and the expansive lawn is a key green space for the Southland Hills community,” Councilman David Marks said in a statement. “I believe the plan for condominiums at this site is the most realistic plan for renovating the mansion and preserving as much of the green space as possible. I appreciate the strong support from the Southland Hills Improvement Association, the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, and the Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County.”
'Tis the season for bone-chilling cold in the Maryland area! If you find yourself in apartment this winter season and are in need of a few ideas for helping you stay warm, here are a few suggestions:
1. Space heater. An inexpensive, yet efficient electric space heater is a great way to make chilly apartments a thing of the past. Many come with features such as auto shut-off if the unit is accidentally knocked over, carry handles for portability from one room to another, and adjustable heat elements and fans. Using supplemental heat from a space heater for only the room you are using is a great way to stay warm and create huge energy savings at the same time.
2. Blankets. Investing in several blankets to keep around your apartment will ensure you stay toasty warm even during the coldest winter weather. With a plethora of designs and fabrics to choose from, there are no shortage of blankets to keep you toasty warm. Many modern blankets are made with microfibers which not only provide great warmth during the winter, but they are lightweight enough to use during the spring and summer as well. Blankets can be versatile, as they can be used to snuggle with in front of the TV in the living room, or used as supplemental bedding in your bedroom as well. Layers of soft, cozy blankets area a great, affordable way to stay warm during the winter season.
3. Hot beverage machines. A simple, single-cup beverage maker can be a welcome kitchen addition and will allow you to enjoy warm, comforting coffees, teas, or even hot chocolate during the cold winter months. Wrapping your hands around a mug of a wonderful, hot beverage is a great, enjoyable way to warm up in your apartment. A great thing about the beverage machines is the fact they make one cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at a time, so if you have company, everyone can choose and customize their own drink!
These budget-conscious ideas will help save money while keeping you warm and cozy during the bitter cold of winter.
Never will you appreciate a clean, cozy, inviting apartment quite like you do after commuting back from the office through freezing rain and puddles of slush. Winter weather lends itself well to long days spent curled up indoors, and doing so in the company of a faux-fur throw, kicky print (framed, ’cause you’re a grown-up), or well-tended potted plant makes the experience all the more enjoyable. So rather than spend your money on another week's worth of sad desk salads, why not brown-bag it and put some of that extra cash toward stepping up your decorating game for the season ahead? If you're hosting a holiday party this year—or even just having a few friends by for mulled wine and Netflix—your guests will appreciate the effort. Keep scrolling for 20 home decor buys good enough to turn anyone into a homebody.
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The Towson Commons office building and garage have been sold to Baltimore-based CSG Partners for $18 million.
The deal for the 10-story office building at 1 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson and the eight-story parking garage closed Dec. 14. The building, which is anchored by LA Fitness, was 90 percent leased at the time of the sale.
Wintertime brings quite a few harsh weather changes. No matter how prepared we seem to be for approaching snow and ice, it always seems to send us into a frenzy.
However, there’s a lot to be thankful for when you live in an apartment during this unpredictable time, such as smaller heating bills, zero to limited snow/ice removal and no out-of-pocket costs for storm damage. Residing in an apartment community can also be a great deal of fun – and you won’t have to deal with some of the hassles that accompany the winter season!
When you rent an apartment, things like shoveling are typically taken care of for you by maintenance. Winter is also said to be the loneliest season of the year, according to News-Record.com. Those who rent in a community are often surrounded by hundreds of neighbors and possibly a roommate or two, lessening the chances of wintertime blues and loneliness from occurring.
Apartments also offer fantastic amenities that will keep you fit during the cold season, such as fitness centers on site. According to multiple sources, weight loss is the top New Year’s resolution year after year. Renters have the luxury of having a fitness center in their own backyard. Instead of travelling to a packed gym on a hazardous road, apartment fitness centers make it more convenient to schedule a workout. Residents at our Virginia Towers location get to enjoy our new workout room.
As the cold weather persists throughout the season, more people are likely to complain about the frigid temperatures and snow on the ground. If you’re lucky enough to live at an apartment with fantastic amenities, you can be occupied with fun activities to get you through the chilly season. Stay warm this winter. The Maryland area is soon to hit record cold temperatures this winter.
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