Category Archives: Shopping

September of His Years: Tom Warner’s Weekend Trip Down Memory Lane at the Nostalgia Convention

By Tom Warner (Accelerated Decrepitude, September 17-19, 2015) It was the best of times, it was the Fest of times. After a mentally grueling week at the social services factory (aka, The Public Library), I came home Friday night longing … Continue reading

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Whimsical taxidermy catches on in Baltimore

By Julie Scharper (The Baltimore Sun, 2/19/2014) This is not your dad’s stuffed deer head. After decades of being relegated to man caves and hunting lodges, taxidermy is hip. Three television shows delve into the art of preserving animals, and … Continue reading

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BSO oboist Michael Lisicky’s books recall department stores of the past

I love Mike Lisicky. As a librarian at Enoch Pratt’s Central Library, I’m used to seeing the match-fit BSO oboist and department store history buff make frequent stops in our Maryland and Periodicals departments – often fresh from a run … Continue reading

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Remembering Christmastime at the Old Eastpoint Shopping Center

An oldie but goodie from the Baltimore Or Less Christmas archives. Happy Holidays! When penguins, monkeys, x-ray shoe measurements and Santa Claus in the basement made for a memorable Christmastime adventure By Mark Birkelien (Dundalk Patch, 12/18/2010) There was a time … Continue reading

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