“We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE!” Charlie Chaplin

“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38

“Come on over to my place…” Colin’s Seafood & Grill at 3653 Offutt Road is a full service restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, including oysters and clams on the half-shell, stuffed flounder, stuffed salmon, crab cakes, calamari and ribs and steak and is now open. The extensive menu is certain to satisfy the most discriminating palate.

…In this world of ordinary people…extraordinary people, I’m glad there is you…” Gloria Lynne RIP

Dante and Candes Daniels of Maceo’s Restaurant and Lounge have expanded their family-owned business to the Liberty Road corridor with the same love, warmth and friendship they demonstrated at Maceo’s.

“…In this world of overrated pleasures and underrated treasures, I’m glad there is you. I live to love; I love to live with you beside me…” Gloria Lynne

Doing their soft opening, I sampled several menu items, making it difficult to select a favorite, the stuffed flounder melted in my mouth, the fried tilapia was mouthwatering, the oysters with sliced boiled eggs and horseradish were succulent and the center cut smothered pork chops were finger-licking good and so tender you could cut with a plastic knife. The restaurant has a room available for private parties and meetings. The food is superb, the staff and service is phenomenal. Dante and Candes, welcome to Randallstown and the Liberty Road corridor, may your blessings continue to overflow.

“Give me my flowers while I yet live, so that I can see the beauty that they bring. Speak kind words to me while I can hear them, so I can hear the beauty they bring.” James Cleveland

The accolades, musical tributes and dance performances by her great granddaughters contributed to an emotional evening for Lillian “Tiger Lil” Vickers at her surprise 70th birthday party at the Best Western Hotel on O’Donnell Street. Tears flowed all night as longtime friends, coworkers, political figures, family and friends celebrate civic leader, philanthropist and barmaid Tiger Lil. This strong woman of substance has been a stalwart in the Baltimore community; she initiated a foundation to benefit HIV victims who did not have insurance to pay for their medicine.

Tiger Lil introduced me to my first drink “champale and grenadine” when she worked at the Lucky Number. Oops, did I just bring a smile to your face taking you “back down memory lane?”

It was great seeing Lafayette Armstrong, Rose Weaver, Debbie Woods, Federal Lounge owners, Johnny and Janice Brice, Melba owners Matthew and Edith Bradley, Erika Bradley, Carlton and Melba Saunders and Del. Clarence “Tiger” Davis celebrating “Tiger Lil.”

“The show must go on…” Queen

Kudos to Lil’s great-granddaughters who performed like professionals when a glitch occurred in the music they continued dancing proving “we don’t need no music.”

“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” Kaiser Wilhelm

“…99 bottles of beer on the wall…” Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden in Market Place hosted a VIP cocktail reception featuring beer, drinks and delicious food. The spirit inside was not dampered by the cold, rainy night. Great place to host an event contact Brittany Metz at Brittany@powerplantlive.com for information.

“…It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday…” After 25 years, Bay Café will close its doors at the end of the year. “…Come and get these memories…” How can we forget the best shrimp salad or the “Jamaica me crazy” parties owner Goose started on the water that gave us that Caribbean feeling? Join them this weekend as they celebrate 25 years of memories with a two-day party, Oct. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Oct. 28 5 to10 p.m.

A bunch of violets to Baltimorean Michele Emery recently elected national president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.at their 16th biennial conference in Las Vegas. The coalition has approximately sixty-two chapters serving twenty-five states and more than five thousand members.

“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.” Irish Blessing

Happy birthday AJ Miles, Novella Carter, Nicole Ari Parker, Colin Daniels, Geraldine Thompson, Delegate Nathaniel Oaks, Karenthia Barber, Friday Night Bunch poet laureate Lonnie Spruill and happy 75th birthday to James “Dickie” Harris.

“I heard it through the grapevine” that parents Adam and Lisa Scott are excited with the upcoming 16th birthday of their QUADS Alexis, Brandon, Christina and Dominique. Proud grandparents Norma and David Scott are anticipating driving lessons and college. Imagine this Ellicott City household when everyone wants the car keys.

“God’s finger touched him and he slept.” Lord Alfred Tennyso

Condolences to the family of Andrew Charles on his death and to Priscilla Lansey, Yvonne, Gaines, Patrick and Priscilla on the death of your son and brother Frank Lansey.

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

Sending prayers to Dr. Levi Watkins on the death of his mother, Lillian Watkins at the age of 96 in Montgomery, Ala. Ms. Watkins, the widow of Alabama State President, Levi Watkins Sr. known for breaking racial barriers in the South, raised six children who held influential leadership positions in business, medicine, education, the arts and government throughout the country.

“I wish you love” Valerie & the Friday Night Bunch