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Stephanie Barber’s Daredevils at MICA

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 24, 2014 1:05pm


catch of the day fish (2)The 2014 Maryland Film Festival is still a ways off, but regardless, this week we get a unique opportunity to catch a new film by one of our favorite local multimedia artists– Stephanie Barber. If you’re not familiar with Barber’s work, this week’s screening of her new film, Daredevils could be a great introduction. Her narratives dance between being weighted in play, emotionalism, story, and humor. All throughout, bubbles of intimacy are blown and popped, and begin to be blown again. It’s not quite your traditional narrative film, but it’s not just video art, either. If this sounds like the kind of unpredictable type of cinema you crave, be sure to catch it at this week’s special screening at Falvey Hall in MICA’s Brown Center. Read More →

Bolton Hill, Catch of the Day

MICA’s Spring Calendar of Art Exhbitions

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 1:09pm

MICA Spring

catch of the day fish (2)So technically, spring is right around the corner, but most of us are still on the “I’ll believe it when I see it” train. This means we’re still filling up our calendars with nice indoor activities that go well with the quiet and stillness of winter. We’ve been taking in art shows galore all winter, and are so excited to keep it up this month and next with MICA’s fabulous media offerings featuring some tributes to Baltimore’s own artistic history. Highlights of the spring schedule include a never-before-seen exhibition of personal objects, artifacts and artworks by Johnny Eck (one of Baltimore’s most famous citizens) and Picture Windows, an exhibition of Baltimore’s famous painted window screens that remains open through March 16th. Read More →

Bolton Hill, Featured, Hot House, Real Estate, Home & Garden

Live In Bolton Hill, Walk To (Train To) D.C.: Three Story Townhouse Near MARC, MICA

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 12:06pm


Hot House: 226 Lanvale Street, Baltimore, 21217



Victorian townhouse in brick, circa 1900, three stories with partially finished basement. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,460 sq. ft. with crown moldings, hardwood floors, front bow window, brick patio, rear garden, central a/c: $445,000 



What: A substantial city house at a good Bolton Hill address,   even more accessible to Washington now that the MARC train’s running on weekends. It’s been partially renovated, and while the kitchen and bathrooms want cosmetic updating, the house is certainly in move-in condition, and the systems are good. There is an unusual entrance feature of a glass wall, paned like a window, running between the living room and the hallway — the idea being to keep the entrance hall from being a long, dark corridor. In fact, the entrance is flooded with light, and the overall effect is bright and modern,  just unexpected. The large dining room is across the hall, and the kitchen (an eventual redo) is at the back, with stairs leading out to the quaint back garden and patio. A half bath is also on the first floor.

Second floor has a large sunny room with a big bow window, which would make a nice family room, shelves already in place. The third floor has potential for a great master bedroom suite — currently it’s a large bedroom (again with the bow window), a small bedroom and a full bath.  If you are Ok with doing some renovation, this is a house worth the investment.



Where: If Baltimore were Manhattan, Bolton Hill would be the Upper East Side. It’s one of Baltimore’s most beautiful neighborhoods, a world apart from the more entertainment-packed venues of Harbor East, Canton, Federal Hill and even Mt. Vernon. While it’s true that Bolton Hill does not have much in the way of night life — with the exception of the brilliant B Bistro on Bolton Street — its well groomed streets and imposing townhouses are increasingly in-demand with D.C. commuters and people working in and around Station North. Number 226 Lanvale Street is about a half mile from Penn Station — a 10-minute walk or a 4-minute taxi ride. The Bolton Swim and Tennis club down the street is a major summer destination — price: $800 per family, per year, less for individual memberships.  The Baltimore Montessori School is nearby for grades preK-8, ditto the Midtown Academy, and the beloved Bolton Hill Nursery School is moving from Brown Memorial Church into new space in a landmark house (formerly Family and Children’s Services) on Lanvale Street. Besides B Bistro, there’s the coffee at On The Hill Café, and the pizza at Two Boots. Your local is the Mt. Royal Tavern, a fantastic dive bar, full of artists. And with North Avenue fast becoming a destination…you’ll be well-placed.

Why: Wide, quiet, tree-lined streets. Elegant old buildings. Proximity to trains.

Why Not:  It’s still the city. You need to stay alert when walking after dark, and remember not to leave valuables in the car.

NB: House backs onto Lollypop Lane, site of popular monthly neighborhood parties.



Bolton Hill, House of the Day, Real Estate, Home & Garden

House of the Day: Bolton Hill Townhouse, With Front Porch

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013 4:05pm

1206 Bolton Street, Bolton Hill
4 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
2,370 square feet
1206 Bolton Street
1206 Bolton Street
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Bolton Hill, Real Estate, Home & Garden, Sponsored Post

FEATURED HOT LISTING: Bolton Hill Townhome Shows City Living at its Best

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 04, 2013 3:00pm

FEATURED HOT LISTING: 230 W. Lanvale Street

6 BR, 2.5 BA

List Price:  $399,000


Situated on a beautiful & quiet street Bolton Hill , this spacious townhome offers all of the splendor of past, with the modern amenities of today . Upon entering through the vestibule, the attention and care the owners have invested is immediately evident. The homes of Bolton Hill are well known for their architectural detail, and the owners took special care to preserve that integrity.

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Bolton Hill, House of the Day

House of The Day: Cool Condo, Great Price, In Bolton Hill

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 4:20pm

1714 Park Avenue, Bolton Hill
1 bedroom(s), 1 bathroom(s)
673 square feet
1714 Park Avenue
1714 Park Avenue
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Bolton Hill, Catch of the Day

MICA’s 20th Annual Benefit Fashion Show

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 08, 2013 3:06pm

MICA Fashion show

catch of the day fish (2)So, the name of this column is “Catch of the Day.” It’s fitting for those of us who are into all things new, shiny, and happening right now. And when we hear of something particularly exciting, we try to get the word out early; that way, those whose social calendars require planning some days ahead can do so. It takes all kinds, as they say. Well, this week, even we are marking our calendars in advance, in anticipation of MICA’s 20th Annual Benefit Fashion Show—one of the most fun, inspiring, and quintessentially Baltimore fashion events of the year. Read More →

Bolton Hill, Featured

Bolton Hill: Engaged Urban Living

4 Written by: | Monday, Mar 18, 2013 11:54am

Welcome to our new series “Neighborhood  Watch,” which reveals the character of  a city neighborhood through the eyes of residents who live there.  All photos by Tyler Merbler.

 It was a damp February Friday and I was out of breath by the time I reached Mount Royal Tavern.  I had just missed the Circulator downtown and didn’t have the luxury of waiting 20 minutes for the next one, so I huffed it north, hoping I wouldn’t be too late to meet up at The Mount Royal Tavern with Bolton Hill residents Kevin and Sarah Cross.  Kevin and I met through a mutual friend and through the wonders of Facebook and Twitter, I learned that Kevin has a wealth of knowledge of all things Baltimore.  On social media, he’d comment on the history of the city, upcoming festivals, or anything and everything going on around town.  When I decided to highlight neighborhoods in Baltimore through the eyes of quintessential residents, I knew he and his wife Sarah would be the perfect place to start.


This was my first visit to the Mount Royal Tavern; it was everything I desire from a bar.  Cash only.  Old men tending bar.  An elderly patron calling me her shield from unsolicited advances.  The bartenders are heavy on the whiskey in their whiskey sodas, which pretty much cinched MRT for me.  It was like Club Charles if they had exchanged all the hipsters for quirky lifetime locals and replaced the art deco decor with absurd, ever-changing art, like the erotica-themed pieces that lined the walls that night. Read More →

Bolton Hill, Culture, Featured, Station North

“When People Trust You”: MICA’s EXCHANGE Residency Brings International Artists “Home” to Baltimore

1 Written by: | Friday, Mar 08, 2013 9:26am


Beth Fredrick and Elisa Garcia de la Huerta stroll toward School 33 in Federal Hill.

Beth Fredrick and Elisa Garcia de la Huerta stroll toward School 33 in Federal Hill. photo by Hyejung Jang

Don Palmer — a former music critic for The Village Voice, a retired government employee, and a recent Baltimore transplant — had some misgivings about helping his artist houseguest with certain of her intimate items in their laundry it was his turn to wash. So he contacted his wife, Beth Fredrick, who was in Ghana for work, and told her about his predicament. Read More →

Bolton Hill, Catch of the Day, Links

The Nutcracker at the Lyric

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 3:10pm

The Nutracker at the Lyric in Baltimore

catch of the day fish (2)As a child, I didn’t much care for watching or participating in ballet. But I was a big fan of all things that involved playing pretend, dressing up in costumes, and generally being covered head to toe in tulle and sequins and feathers. Thus, my first experience of the Nutcracker was actually attending the local ballet school’s annual fundraising rummage sale, where they sold off all of the worn out, old costumes, many of them from the Nutcracker. Priced at less than a dollar a piece, my mother was thrilled to be able to hand over a few dollars and take me home with a lifetime’s supply of tutus, headdresses, sequined ankle thingys, and more.  On the way I asked her why the ballet school had such amazing things, and why on Earth they would get rid of them. Over the drive, she explained to me what the Nutcracker was, and the next year we went to see my neighbor perform in it—she played a mouse. Read More →

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