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It is hard to drive through the community without feeling that there is plenty going on to change the skyline. Some of these changes have been years in the making, through work from county government, business organizations, school advocacy groups and private players. To hear more about the current plans for Towson, which holds the

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County Seat, we sat down this issue with County Executive Johnny O. You’ll want to read about his plans for our community and his family’s heritage of public service. We also explore two Towson mainstays: Ayd Hardware in Stoneleigh and the annual art show at Towson Presbyterian Preschool. We were excited to take a peek into these two area institutions. To gear up for Father’s Day on June 16, we tapped local dad and longtime Friends School librarian John Scott to ask what books he and his kids have on the top of their summer reading lists.

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With the arrival summer, we here at Towson Lifestyle are going to take a hiatus ourselves. Having served the Towson area for two years now, we feel the need to hit the pause button to refocus. So as the weather warms, the school year winds down and we prepare for the lovely summer months, let’s celebrate all that makes Towson unique. I have to say, it certainly feels like it’s Towson’s time.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2019

FEATURES 14 Sitting Down with Johnny O. The New County Executive Shares How He Intends to Make Government “Accessible, Transparent and Connected”

18 Messy Hands, Happy Hearts At Towson Presbyterian Preschool, “the Art’s the Thing”

22 Librarian John Scott: Picks for Young Readers Books Your Kids Won’t Want to Put Down

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24 Neighborhood Fixture Whatever Your DIY Project, Ayd Hardware Has Long Been There to Help

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

22 Page Turners 24 Locally Owned 26 Trend Setter 28 Culinary Creations 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Our Town


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Hope and Healing: A Flight Tour No More Stolen Childhoods held “Hope and Healing: A Flight Tour” on Saturday, April 6. Guests boarded a luxury bus and toured Heavy Seas Brewery and Old

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1. Wayne Coffey, Dan Hanley and David DeLeonibus | 2. Faith Frankenhauser, Trista DiPaula, Vanessa Milio and Donna Kasnic | 3. Devontee Rayford and Lamar Inman | 4. John and Pam Gillin | 5. Liz Aquino and Brooks Paternotte

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Brother for Others Final Four Fundraiser Seven-hundred people attended the Brother for Others Final Four Fundraiser at the Rec Room in Towson April 6. In its third year, the event raises money for the Brian Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship Fund at Loyola Blakefield. Brian, a former basketball player for Johns Hopkins and Loyola Blakefield, died in 2016 at 36 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALBERT YAU

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GOOD TIMES 1.

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Second Annual Toast of the Town The Towson Chamber of Commerce hosted the Toast of the Town April 6, celebrating outstanding community members who have helped propel Towson to where it is today. Individuals and local businesses were honored in six categories: Build, Host, Innovate, Inspire, Lead and Serve. Congratulations to this year’s honorees, and thank you to our sponsors! PHOTOGRAPHY BY BLUE ROCK PRODUCTIONS

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1. County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. addresses attendees. | 2. JMT Architecture accepts their award in the Build category. | 3. Brooks-Huff Tire and Auto Centers accepts their award in the Serve category. | 4. Maxalea accepts their award in the Innovate category. | 5. Southern Management Corporation accepts their award in the Host category. | 6. Ed Gilliss, emcee and past honoree, offers a toast to close out the evening’s festivities.

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AROUND TOWN

COLLEEN KYLE NAMED UPPER SCHOOL HEAD AT RPCS

of programs and offices focused on community engagement and outreach, entrepreneurship, con-

Effective July 1, Colleen Kyle will begin work

tinuing education and workforce development. The

as the next Upper School head at Roland Park

building adjoins more than 1 million square feet

Country School. Colleen joins RPCS from Lakeside

of new development at Towson Row, the $350

School in Seattle, where she has served as an aca-

million mixed-use destination and new gateway

demic leader and teacher for the past 10 years. At

to downtown Towson. TU, in partnership with

Lakeside School, Colleen was the mentor program

Towson Row developer Greenberg Gibbons, plans

director for faculty and an award-winning history

to begin utilizing the space in 2020, after approx-

teacher. She also served as the head of the Upper

imately a year of interior remodeling is complete.

School history department for four years and

“The Armory building gives TU a true home in the

was an adviser to various clubs. Previously, she

bustling uptown area of our county seat,” Towson

worked at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts

University President Kim Schatzel says.

and Houghton Mifflin’s college publishing division.  Colleen earned her B.A. from Connecticut College and her M.A. in literature from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. 

CHANGES AFOOT AT GREEN SPRING STATION

MARIANNE REICHELT HONORED WITH TEACHING AWARD For the third consecutive year, the National Catholic Educational Association has honored a Notre Dame Preparatory School educator for outstanding teaching. English teacher Marianne

Sassanova, a coveted woman’s fashion bou-

Reichelt has received NCEA’s  Lead. Learn.

tique, opened its first Baltimore County location

Proclaim. Award. The award honors those teach-

at Green Spring Station this spring in the Joppa

ers who demonstrate strong Catholic educa-

Concourse of Green Spring Station. The boutique

tional philosophy as well as exceptional ability,

fills the former Becket Hitch space and stocks a

skills and results. A parishioner at St. Vincent de

carefully curated collection of designer cloth-

Paul Parish in Baltimore City, Marianne received

ing, accessories and gifts. Sassanova will offer

the award at NCEA’s Annual Convention in April

“women in the county … a conveniently located

in Chicago. “Whether it is in the classroom, on a

and accessible alternative to the big-box depart-

retreat or presenting professional development

ment stores—an intimate shopping option that

to the faculty and staff, Mrs. Reichelt exempli-

offers a personalized, comfortable and memora-

fies all that this special award represents,” says

ble customer experience,” notes boutique owner

Sister Patricia McCarron, headmistress. “We are

Angela Tandy. Becket Hitch, Baltimore’s go-to

deeply grateful to have someone in our midst

store for stylish gifts, accessories and home

who is so passionate about teaching and com-

goods, has nearly doubled its square footage

mitted to her students’ learning.”

by moving into a brand-new, custom-designed store in the Joppa Concourse just steps from its original store. “Our customers appreciate the personalized, comfortable and memorable shopping experience where we really do know so many of their names,” Becket Hitch owner Kohli Flick says. “This new store will offer more of the Becket Hitch experience within a bigger space, including new programming and special events.”

A NEW ‘FRONT DOOR’ FOR TU Towson University will utilize space in the for-

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THE NEW COUNTY EXECUTIVE SHARES HOW HE INTENDS TO MAKE GOVERNMENT “ACCESSIBLE, TRANSPARENT AND CONNECTED”

“MY DAD INSPIRED A LOVE OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND INSTILLED VALUES OF HOW SACRED IT IS TO SERVE OTHERS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OTHERS’ LIVES.” BALTIMORE COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOHN OLSZEWSKI JR. KNOWS THE POWER OF A GREAT TEACHER. As a classroom teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in

“He is there as a father for me. That’s the most important thing,” Johnny O. says. Daughter Daria, 3 1/2, may have inherited her father’s and grandfather’s political chops.

Dundalk, “Johnny O.” saw daily the impact of a

“She’s been known to say, ‘Vote for my dad,’

good role model. When he was elected at age 23

and she’ll ask if I am going to be on TV today,”

to the Maryland House of Delegates, he had the

he says with a chuckle.

guidance of mentors. But his most lasting lessons in leading come from his father, former four-term Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. In high school, the younger Olszewski vol-

He and wife, Marisa, hope the lessons from his life as county executive extend far beyond any path, political or otherwise. “We want her to have compassion for other people, empathy and a passion for service,” he says.

unteered for his dad’s campaign, knocking on

His new role as county executive brings him

doors, shaking hands and holding campaign

back to Towson, a place he discovered as an

signs on street corners.

undergraduate student at Goucher College,

“My dad inspired a love of public service and instilled values of how sacred it is to serve oth-

where he met his wife and where he serves today on the Board of Trustees.

ers and make a difference in others’ lives,” says

“I’ve always loved Towson, and now I am get-

the 36-year-old Johnny O. “We joke that it’s the

ting to know it again,” says Johnny O, who holds

family business. For me, it was the values plus

a master’s degree from George Washington

the exposure to public service.”

University and a doctorate in public policy from

His two younger brothers also serve: One is

UMBC. “What’s always been true about Towson

a police officer, and the other is a public code

is that there are incredible assets here—govern-

enforcement officer. During Johnny O’s challeng-

ment, Towson University, hospitals, courts. What

ing campaign—he won the Democratic primary

I’ve always wanted to see, and now am helping to

by 17 votes last fall before winning the general

lead, is connecting all of these great anchors and

election—the elder Olszewski was a sounding

forces of energy, building bridges while respecting

board, a role more paternal than political.

the residential nature of Towson.”

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SITTING DOWN WITH JOHNNY O.

(CON TI N UED)

Inauguration Day

Emergency Preparedness press briefing

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school construction. For Baltimore County, this would have meant $400 million in extra funding for school projects, including a much-needed solution to the overcrowded Towson High School. The Senate failed to vote on the House-approved bill, augmenting the hard choices facing Johnny O.’s administration, which inherited an $81 million budget shortfall. While the county budget will cover replacements for three elementary schools, other school construction and renovation plans remain on hold until the 2020 legislative session. “Whatever we do moving forward is going to require a state partnership to meet the need,” he explains. “It’s about providing that top-notch, 21st-century education

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for our students and teachers and [and having] the resources to do it. Investing in both people and infrastructure is my No. 1 priority.” His overarching goal, he says, is to make “this government accessible, transparent and connected” with a sweeping reform package passed through the County Council. On July 1, his administration will launch an office of ethics and accountability. On Nov.  1, public campaign financing of elections will be on the ballot, and lobbyists’ forms are now posted online. “Public trust in government is critical and transcends partisan boundaries,” Johnny O. says. “I want people to know that the decisions we are making are grounded in a deliberative, thoughtful approach. The only way you can assure people of that is to open up your process.”

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MESSY HANDS, AFTER

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PAINT-SPATTERED

HANDS AND GLUE-Y FINGERS, OF READING ALOUD DR. Seuss and listening to Raffi’s best hits, of researching birds’ nests and beaver lodges, the young students of Towson Presbyterian Preschool unveiled their culminating artistic creations at the preschool’s annual art show in March. A tradition that dates back more than 50 years, the art show is a super fun way for the preschool’s little ones to create and learn, notes Preschool Director Leslie Foretich. “The teachers and students in each class choose a theme, and then beginning in January, we wrap the curriculum around that theme,” she explains. In the weeks that follow, the children “produce lots of original and open-ended art to show all they learned.” This year, the 4's classes focused on “animal homes” and train travel to the National Parks, learning about Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, geysers and more. Children in the 3's classes concentrated on works by Dr. Seuss (including Yertle the Turtle) and the favorite Raffi song “Down by the Bay,” while the 2’s had a room full of farm animals, corn and a barn.

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HAPPY HEARTS

AT TOWSON PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL, "THE ART'S THE THING"


ONE Once the paint and paper-mache had dried, the proud young artists were ready to present and celebrate their work at a Sunday afternoon open house on March 3, which drew plenty of appreciative parents, grandparents, neighbors and special friends.

01 Preschool Director Leslie Foretich with the Pantaze girls (3's class) 02 Leo and Tess Hilliard with Horton Hears a Who in the Dr. Seuss room 03 Owen Joffe with the Yertle the Turtle display

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LIBRARIAN JOHN SCOTT: PICKS FOR YOUNG READERS

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BOOKS YOUR KIDS WON'T WANT TO PUT DOWN


Librarian John Scott with children (l to r) Rob, Mimi and Jadarius

MARYLAND SASQUATCH AND THE MUCKLESHOOT BY ADAM GIDWITZ AND JOSEPH BRUCHAC

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Featuring great writing and

PUDDLE BY RICHARD JACKSON ILLUSTRATED BY CHRIS RASCHKA

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A puddle is trampled

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PICTURE BOOKS

JOHN SCOTT, THE LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN AT FRIENDS SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE, IS ALSO THE FATHER OF THREE. During his 14 years at Friends, John has served on committees for both the

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Newbery and Caldecott awards—the top honors in children’s literature—and he regularly brings in leading authors to speak with students. “I especially follow [writers] from different perspectives so that I can broaden my knowledge,” John says. When it comes to enticing his own teens to read

Powerful poetry captures African-American history

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UNDEFEATED BY KWAME ALEXANDER,  ILLUSTRATED BY KADIR NELSON

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YOU ARE LIGHT BY AARON BECKER

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NINE MONTHS BY MIRANDA PAUL, ILLUSTRATED BY JASON CHIN

with poignant illustrations.

for pleasure, John says, “I leave books scattered around the house, and sometimes they get picked up. But I try to model a love for reading more than anything more direct!” His advice for other parents: “Model a love of reading, read aloud for as many years as you can, don’t force the issue and don’t judge what your kids are reading.” In addition, he advises, “Let kids read and re-read,

A celebration of light that shines in us all Simple text and brilliant illustrations capture the anticipation of a new baby

and go to the library regularly.”

READ ALOUDS/ READ ALONGS NEW KID BY JERRY CRAFT

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Starting over at a new school,

SECRET SISTERS OF THE SALTY SEA BY LYNNE RAE PERKINS

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A summer vacation by the

PAY ATTENTION, CARTER JONES BY GARY SCHMIDT

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where diversity is low.

ocean sweetly enjoyed with gentle adventures. A master storyteller weaves loss, hope, family and cricket into one great story. June 2019 | Towson Lifestyle

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LOCALLY OWNED

ARTICLE SUE DE PASQUALE | PHOTOGRAPHY KEITH SCHNEIDER

NEIGHBORHOOD FIXTURE WHATEVER YOUR DIY PROJECT, AYD HARDWARE HAS LONG BEEN THERE TO HELP

1974 Ayd Hardware founded as a local family hardware and custodial supply company

1984 Vince Ayd buys the family business and becomes sole owner.

A FEW THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN

In the early years after Ayd Hardware first opened in 1974, all

THE 45 YEARS SINCE AYD HARDWARE

five Ayd brothers—Frank, Joe, Tom, Joe and Vince—played differ-

BECAME A FIXTURE IN THE STONELEIGH

ent roles. Since then, all but Vince have mostly moved on to other

NEIGHBORHOOD. The store has moved

things. It was in 1984 that Vince went “all in,” buying the business

three times (but only by a block), upsized

and becoming the sole owner.

and downsized and upsized, and seen family

“This is such a solid neighborhood,” he says. “From the 1970s

members shift in and out of key roles. But

until now, I’ve watched property values go up in a straight line. I’ve

one thing hasn’t changed. In today’s age of

modeled my inventory on that, taking care of customers who want to

online shopping and big-box home improve-

maintain their houses. I’m not here to help with a major renovation.

ment stores, Ayd Hardware has remained

That’s beyond my scope. But I am a great shop for repairs.”

singularly focused on providing personalized

Over the decades, Vince has come to enjoy the cyclical nature of

service—and equipping customers with the

the local hardware business. In summer, his big sellers are garden

knowledge and goods they need to tackle

hoses and sprinklers. Come fall, he stocks a healthy supply of leaf

any DIY project around the house.

rakes and lawn bags. Winter means snow shovels and ice melt. And

“If your faucet starts leaking or your

when spring arrives, “everyone gets inspired to get outside,” he says.

1994

toilet seat wears out, you’re not going to

Drive by Ayd Hardware on an April afternoon, and you’ll see pallets of

Amazon.com to fix that problem. You’re

colorful flowers out front. You’ll also see row after row of lawnmowers.

Store moves from original location in the 6800 block of York Road to 6719 York Road.

going to a hardware store like ours to buy

On a typical spring Saturday, he says, he’ll get 25 to 40 mowers in for

a part and get an explanation of how to

servicing. Fortunately, his son, Charles, comes in to help with repairs.

2006

use it,” owner Vince Ayd says. “We’re now seeing a third generation come into our store. Originally, it was dads with their kids.

“I’ve watched market trends come and go, and yet here I still am,”

Now their kids are dads themselves com-

he says, smiling. “You just have to keep working at it. Never lose

ing in with their own children.”

focus. And don’t ever give up.”

Ayd Hardware moves to current location at 6801 York Road.

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At 63, Vince continues to work 10-hour days, though he has conceded to taking Thursdays and Sundays off.

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“YOU JUST HAVE TO KEEP WORKING AT IT. NEVER LOSE FOCUS. AND DON’T EVER GIVE UP.”


“THIS IS SUCH A SOLID NEIGHBORHOOD. FROM THE 1970S UNTIL NOW, I’VE WATCHED PROPERTY VALUES GO UP IN A STRAIGHT LINE. I’VE MODELED MY INVENTORY ON THAT, TAKING CARE OF CUSTOMERS WHO WANT TO MAINTAIN THEIR HOUSES.” – VINCE AYD

Vince Ayd has owned Ayd Hardware since 1984.

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TRENDY CUTS

for men

THE STYLES YOU WANT + HOW TO GET THEM

TREND SETTER

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The FADE

+ hard part straight short

in between medium

thick + curly long

+

what it is There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one standard length all around. The level of fade (low, mid or high) depends on what point the shortest part of the hair begins to fade into a longer length. ASK FOR Taper fade, low fade, mid fade, high fade or skin fade


The man bun + what it is This popular style is good for many types of hair as long as you have a lot of it. You’ll need length in the front, back and sides generally long enough to at least brush your shoulders. KEEP IT CLEAN Be sure to keep your sideburns and neckline trimmed even as your hair grows out.

straight short

in between medium

thick + curly long

The quiff

+ what it is Closely related to the pompadour, the quiff haircut requires longer hair in the front and shorter hair in the back. The longer hair in the front is brushed upward and back from the forehead and away from the face. This look can be sleek and shiny for a classic look or texturized and matte for a modern take. ASK FOR Short sides and a long textured top. Be sure enough hair is left on top to brush back instead of standing straight up.

straight short

in between medium

thick + curly long

For styling tips and products great for these styles, visit Birchbox.com. June 2019 | Towson Lifestyle

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CULINARY CREATIONS

A PINCH OF THIS, A SPLASH OF THAT TIPS FOR COOKING WITH WINE ARTICLE DEBRA LAIZURE | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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USING WINE IN COOKING INTENSIFIES FLAVOR AND ADDS ANOTHER LEVEL OF UNIQUENESS TO YOUR RECIPE. It gives a dish that extra something special to turn great-grandma's pasta sauce recipe into your  own (and make your sister-in-law jealous). So grab that secret ingredient from the wine cellar and head to the kitchen.  As Julia Child says, "I enjoy cooking with wine; sometimes I even put it in the food I'm cooking." Wine should be added to food early enough in the cooking process that it has time to simmer. As wine cooks down, the alcohol evaporates away and the flavors begin to concentrate. Use a light hand at first until you get familiar with cooking with wine. Typically, white wines impart their delicate flavor to seafood and dishes like chicken piccata and vegetable risotto. Red wine adds depth to bolder dishes like beef bourguignon, mushroom steak sauce, and of course, great-grandma's famous pasta sauce. Using wine in a reduction or to deglaze a pan creates an intense and complex sauce. It easily picks up those coveted brown bits that elevate the flavor of any dish. But be careful—light and overly fruity wines can ruin a sauce. The fruitiness is lost during the cooking process and will leave the sauce too acidic, ensuring those lovely brown bits have gone to waste. 

AS JULIA CHILD SAYS, "I ENJOY COOKING WITH WINE; SOMETIMES I EVEN PUT IT IN THE FOOD I'M COOKING." RED OR WHITE? Let's be clear about what is considered a good cooking wine. The so-called "cooking wine"  found in your local grocery store next to the fancy vinegars and Worcestershire sauce is a poor excuse for a cooking ingredient. They are low in alcohol content, highly acidic and contain a massive amount of salt. Instead, choose a wine you would pair with the meal. Use one that is fruity, medium or full-bodied, and with little or no oak flavor. Wine aged in oak barrels tends to turn bitter and harsh when cooked in food. For red wines, pinot noir and blends such as Côtes du Rhône will produce consistent results.  Again, avoid wines aged in oak such as the robust cabernet sauvignon. White wines should also be dry and full-bodied. Try a sauvignon blanc, unoaked chardonnay, or even a French vermouth. LET'S TALK PRICE Does an expensive wine produce a better sauce than a wine picked from the bargain bin? Well, maybe. America's Test Kitchen tested sauces made from similar wines in the $5, $10, $20 and $30 price points. They discovered that the $5 wines cooked down to sweet, syrupy sauces, while the $10,  $20 and $30 bottles were smoother, making sauces with multiple layers of flavor. Although tasters favored wines in the two more expensive price ranges, none thought the difference justified spending an extra $10 or $20. They found that limiting the price to $10 left cooks with plenty of good shopping options.

CONTINUED >

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CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

COOKING TIPS

+ Add a light, dry white wine to melted butter and baste grilled, broiled or baked fish.

+ Mix wine with different herbs and olive oil to make a delicious salad dressing.

+ Stir in a couple tablespoons of red wine into brown gravy. Slowly simmer to create a luscious sauce for beef.

+ Freeze leftover drinking wine in ice cube trays for future cooking use.

+ Use a wine-based marinade to help keep meat, poultry or seafood moist while it cooks. 30

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RED WINE REDUCTION FOR SAUCES Two tablespoons of this potent wine reduction can be substituted in a recipe, such as a pan sauce, tomato sauce or roast beef jus, that calls for one-half to three-quarters cup of wine. Add this  reduction near the end of the cooking time—the way you might finish a sauce by swirling in some butter. The reduction can be kept for up to two weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes about 2 tablespoons INGREDIENTS

+ 1 small carrot, chopped fine (about 2 tablespoons)

+ 1 medium shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)

+ 2 button mushrooms, chopped fine (about 3 tablespoons)

+ 1 small bay leaf + 3 sprigs fresh parsley + 1 cup fruity, smooth, medium-bodied red wine blend

INSTRUCTIONS Heat all ingredients in 12-inch nonstick skillet over low heat; cook, without simmering (liquid should be steaming but not bubbling), until mixture reduces to 1 cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Pour  through strainer and return liquid (about 1/2 cup) to clean skillet. Continue to cook over low  heat, without simmering, until liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons, 15 to 20 minutes. From America’s Test Kitchen Season 2

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JUNE

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

T HURSDAYS

Concerto for Strings “alla Rustica”

Kids’ Fun Run geared to ages 5 and

and “Spring, Summer, and Autumn”

under. KnollwooddOnNybrook.org/

TOWSON FARMERS MARKET

from Four Seasons and Johann

towsonhealthyhearts5k

Roman’s

The

Towson

for

Oboe

Market

ists Gretchen Gettes on  cello and

brings organic, locally grown foods

Sandra Lisicky on oboe d’amore.

and handcrafted products to the

BachInBaltimore.org      

Towson

Farmers

Concerto

D’Amore in D minor. Featuring solo-

Pennsylvania Avenue

community.

The

2019

season will run Thursdays from June 6 through Nov.  21 from 10:45 a.m.–3 p.m. TowsonChamber.com/

towson-farmers-market

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16 31ST ANNUAL GBMC FATHER'S DAY 5K AND 1M FUN WALK GBMC Campus

Help support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at GBMC! Father's Day

FREE FIRST THURSDAYS

5K takes place on GBMC’s beauti-

Maryland Historical Society

ful Towson campus, and the entire

1

Visitors enjoy free admission to the

family is encouraged to participate.

entire museum every first Thursday

Don't forget to come early and stay late

GREAT GRAPES FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. A collection

for a great wellness village with food

highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m.

and prizes! GBMC.Healthcare/5k

where visitors explore the galleries

Oregon Ridge Park

with a staff member, hear the stories

Great Grapes! has enjoyed being a

behind the artifacts and learn about

Maryland-only wine festival for more

Maryland’s rich history. MDHS.org

than a decade, and this year it is going to offer Maryland wineries and other local, national and international wines along with beers and spirits for you to taste. UncorkTheFun.com/ hunt-valley-md/show-info

FRIDAYS

19 LIVING B.I.G. – LIVING WITH BOUNDARIES, INTEGRITY & GENEROSITY Well for the Journey

FEET ON THE STREET

Led by Certified Daring Way Facilitator  Arianne Rice,  participants learn to

Allegheny Avenue

Come out to Allegheny Avenue and

name their core values and define

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experience

great

their boundaries, leading to integ-

music and a great community. The

rity and generosity. This workshop

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION TOUR DE CURE

summer concerts feature local cover

is based on the work of Dr. Brené

bands, a bar, a moon bounce and

Brown, best-selling author of Gifts

face painting. Bring your friends

of

great

weather,

Imperfection,

Daring

Greatly,

and family for a fabulous Friday

Rising Strong, and Dare to Lead.

Diabetes

night! Fridays  from 6:30–9:30 p.m.

6:30–9 p.m. WellForTheJourney.org

Association at the 2019 Maryland

TowsonChamber.com/feet- on-

Tour de Cure: It’s more unified, inclu-

the-street

Goucher College

Join

the

American

sive and powerful than ever before, with ride, run and walk options for the whole family! All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy. Diabetes.org

8 TOWSON HEALTHY HEARTS 5K 7600 Block of Knollwood Road

The Knollwood community is spon-

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soring the Towson Healthy Hearts 5K

We are always accepting sub-

as part of its efforts to raise awareness

missions for events you'd like to

BACH IN BALTIMORE: A CELEBRATION OF VENICE

for healthy lifestyles. All net proceeds

see included in our Calendar sec-

will be donated to the American

tion. Submissions are accepted

Heart Association. Cash prizes for

via

Church of the Redeemer

the top three overall winners, male

TowsonLifestyle.com.

Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto in B minor,

and female, and for the 5K run/walk.

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Sign Up to Cook with Local “Celebrity” Chefs at Keswick’s Wise & Well Center for Healthy Living

Maria Kaimakis, Head Chef and Owner of Cypriana, will be our local celebrity chef! • Learn the tricks of the trade from those in the know

Cypriana.com

• Master the ins & outs of making tasty recipes

Date: June 25 Member Fee: $15

• Explore budget friendly ways to eat well • Expand your knowledge on creating delicious food that is good for you, too! Located across from the Rotunda on the Keswick Campus 700 W 40th St. Baltimore, MD 21211

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“Our closets have been the absolutely worst part about our room. Ashley knew exactly what to do to fix them to make them more functional for me Sunday, June 2,sooooo 2019 much happier!” and my husband. We’re - Caroline Goucher College

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OUR TOWN

ar t s preview SOAK UP UNCONVENTIONAL THEATER AND ART THIS SUMMER

ARTICLE KELLY SAGE | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

Courtesy of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST In this comedy filled with brilliant puns, the King of Navarre and three courtiers agree to avoid the distractions of women for three years while they study and pray. How well does that go? When the gorgeous Princess of France and her ladies arrive on a diplomatic mission, the men become lovestruck, back-stabbing sneaks. Bring a picnic and enjoy the laughs In-The-Ruins at the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City. June 28 – July 28, ChesapeakeShakespeare.com

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART: SUBVERTING BEAUTY: AFRICAN ANTI-AESTHETICS Across sub-Saharan Africa, artists working across a range of societies and cultures deliberately created artwork that violated conceptions of beauty, symmetry and grace. Subverting Beauty features approximately two dozen works from sub-Saharan African’s colonial period (c.1880–c.1960) that are composite, crude, counterintuitive  and disproportionate. It explores why artists working during this turbulent period turned against beauty to express the meaning and vitality of their day-to-day existence. July 15 – Nov. 17, ArtBMA.org

Kòmò Society Helmet Mask (Kòmòkun). Early 20th century. Manding or Minianka region (Mali or Guinea). The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Robert and Mary Cumming, Baltimore, BMA 1983.79

COCKPIT IN COURT: THE UNEXPECTED GUEST Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. A tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives in this work by Agatha

FM©Vincent E. Vizachero

Christie, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all. July 20–21, CCBCMD.edu

FLUID MOVEMENT: THE WATER BALLET Since 1999, an ever-expanding troupe of passionate community performers has been dazzling the deep end of Baltimore City’s public pools with what has become a signature summertime tradition: Fluid Movement’s Water Ballet. From flamingo kicks to vertical lifts, the 50-minute synchronized swimming show artfully combines on-deck drama, cornball comedy, collaborative choreography  and outrageous costumes. July 27–28 at  Druid Hill Park  and Aug. 2–4 at Patterson Park, FluidMovement.org 34

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