Tha Flower Factory, Changing A Vacant Lot One Sunflower At A Time

1 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 11:06am

“I smile every time I pass your space. Sunflowers are happiness.”

Posted on Tha Flower Factory’s Facebook wall, this message sums up Walker Marsh’s flower garden in Broadway East. Tha Flower Factory is also the latest example of Baltimore’s improving public, private, and nonprofit collaboration that’s creating a better city. And, yes, it’s Tha, not the. As Marsh explains, “it’s a nod to the culture that I grew up in. I wanted to have fun and challenge peoples’ perspectives.” Read More →


Dog Walk

9 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 11:53am

crime scene

While walking her dogs with her daughter, writer Lindsay Fleming feels compelled to reveal the scary recent murder in Roland Park.

We left the house to walk the dog at about nine.  The shadows were long, the trees and shrubbery heavy with summer growth, the waxing moon not yet high in the sky. Many of the houses were dark, with neighbors away enjoying the last few days of summer vacation.  As we walked along the park, past the house that will always be “the murder house” to me, where the grandparents had been bludgeoned to death by their grandson, I told her. Read More →


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Just Listed: Huge Roland Park Condo In 1920 Beaux Arts Building

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 10:30am

6 Upland Road, Unit S-4, Baltimore, MD 21210

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Large apartment in European style brick and stucco Edward Palmer building, circa 1920. Four bedrooms, two baths over 2,585 sq. ft. Entrance foyer, 30’ living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, 33’ glass sunroom with marble floor and views over Roland Park. Hardwood floors throughout, large bedrooms, updated baths, kitchen with butler’s pantry. Two storage bins, one deeded garage parking space, elevator building: $374,900 (+ $1,851/mo. HOA fee) Offer pending Read More →


New Building at MICA, Starbucks in Rodgers Forge, Rehab for Lion Bros. Building

3 Written by: | Monday, Aug 22, 2016 11:30am

Howard Night

Rendering of new MICA building. Rendering courtesy of  GWWO Architects.

The Maryland Institute College of Art is moving ahead with construction of a five-level, $8.1 million classroom building in place of a smaller property it owns at 100-116 Dolphin Street, part of the Bolton Hill National Register Historic District.   Read More →


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Changing of the Guard

1 Written by: | Friday, Aug 19, 2016 12:00pm

Hillers boys in Penang

On a hot night in Malaysia, Baltimore native Ann Hillers finds her sons are ready to be on their own. 

One July night in sweaty, humid Penang, an island off the coast of Malaysia, a seismic event occurs. Two actually. We’re dining on Kimberly Street at an open-air market surrounded by bowls of laksa noodles, a plate of grilled sparrows, and an omelet of oysters and egg. My eldest son Bo decides he wants “meat on a stick,” a throwback to our Thailand travel where every corner had a brazier of bamboo skewers threaded with grilled meat.

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JHU Students Tackle City’s Litter And Win Abell Foundation Award

6 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 11:47am

Winning paper's reseacrh identifued Baltimore's street litter "hot spots" radiate from bus stops, carryout stores, convenience stores and schools.

Kelley and Ambikapathi’s research identified street litter “hot spots” that radiate from bus stops, carryout stores, convenience stores and schools.


What happens when two Johns Hopkins’ PhD candidates put their brilliant minds to finding solutions for Baltimore’s litter problem? An award-winning research paper identifying Baltimore’s “litter hot spots” and new ideas on how to reduce street litter.

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Cool Rents: Kick-ass 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Renovated Row Home Practically ON the UA Campus

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 3:30pm


$2150 / 2br – 1200ft2 – McHenry Row? Silo Point? Screw that! Rent my place! (Locust Point)


Posted on Craig’s List, this Cool Rent will move quickly!  If you’re interested, please click here.  (No solicitations please!)

I have a kick-ass 2 bedroom 2 bath renovated Row Home on Cooksie St for rent. (Not to be confused with cookies, but if it helps seal the deal, I’ll throw in a batch of my mom’s cookies!) . No other place is gonna have features like this:

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Georgian Mansion In Guilford With Stunning Pool, Views of Sherwood Gardens

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 10:30am

Hot House: 207 E. Highfield Road, Baltimore, MD 21218


Georgian style Colonial in Butler stone with slate roof. Circa 1925, in mint condition. Six bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, 8,660 sq. ft. over three stories with full finished basement. Grand entrance foyer, large formal living and dining rooms, gourmet eat-in kitchen with cherry custom cabinets and Wolf range, family room, mahogany paneled library, billiards room, luxury master bedroom suite. Wine cellar, stone patio with fireplace and loggia overlooking heated pool, private .8 acre lot, attached 2 car garage. Zoned heat and a/c, cable ready, security system, intercom: $2,795,000 Read More →


Remington Proposed to be a Historic District, MiY Home Plans an Expansion, Nepalese Restaurant Coming to Hampden

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 15, 2016 10:15am


What comes to mind when you think of Baltimore’s Remington community? Working-class housing? The Dizz restaurant? John Ellsberry’s alligator mural on 28th Street?

Soon it also may be a national historic district. Read More →


Bee Happy, Plant a Pollinator Garden

1 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 1:16pm

My Baltimore City pollinator garden has milkweed, Echinacea, lavender, Mountain Mint

Milkweed, Purple Coneflowers, Lavender, Mountain Mint, Liatris, Joe-Pye Weed, Butterfly Weed and Agasthe are bee magnets.

Maryland’s honeybees are having a rough go. Though Maryland passed historic pollinator legislation this year, you can also take a “beeuatiful” step and help by planting your own pollinator garden. Not only will honeybees thank you, but your tummy will, too. Bees pollinate about one out of every three bites of food we eat. Check out my new pollinator garden –  it’s been a busy-bee garden!
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