The Stoltz Listening Room, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is cool, intimate space on the second floor of The Avalon Theatre. The room, originally built as a ballroom, was renovated specifically as a small music venue with great acoustics.

As The Avalon Foundation staff members began to consider developing a small music venue, they were approached by Keith Stoltz, who wanted to...

Beneath 32 coats of paint on a once-grand 1874 home on Dover Street in Easton, contractors found original siding made from Maryland swamp Cyprus. It was 2005, and Ron and Shelby Mitchell had purchased the building intent on restoring what was then known as the Wrightson House to its former glory — this time as a bed-and-breakfast.

The neglected house had seen many changes over the...

A sign of a good delicatessen, family restaurant or diner is food prepared fresh and made to order. At Katie Mae’s in Preston, all soups, sauces, and desserts are homemade; burgers and meatballs are hand-formed; and food is made to order.

Selecting a meal at Katie Mae’s is a challenge. The menu is full of fresh, simple foods made better than you remember them. The one-stoplight to...

In a parking lot tucked away in Centreville, a lone “BEER” sign with an arrow points to Bull and Goat Brewery, 204 Banjo Lane, suite E. Inside, customers arrive for Friday happy hour.

Jake Heimbuch is swapping out a keg, reconnecting lines, and taking orders from a few customers who have arrived in time for opening.

As he works, more customers arrive. They sit in the plush leather...

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