Though you might not know it, Maryland is the wealthiest state in the country. And yet, hundreds of thousands of Marylanders don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That’s more than ever before, and includes over a quarter of a million children. During the holidays, the need is especially great. Demand for food surges as the weather gets colder. And while many of us are able to put food on the holiday table without giving much thought to the cost of a few extra trimmings, the cost of feeding a whole family on a regular basis can be prohibitive for so many of our fellow Baltimoreans. So while you shop this year, we’d like to encourage you to also consider donating to an organization that will absolutely put your money to good use– The Maryland Food Bank.
Thursday, December 11 | 5-7pm
Join Ed Norris & Steve Davis of 105.7 The Fan and the Mt. Washington Tavern in support of the kids at the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.
Drop off an item from the wish list or a gift card for the kids and receive a ‘six pack’* from the Tavern.
*Six pack = one free beer per month for the next six months.
Those rumors about the University of Maryland’s plans to turn Cole Field House into a football practice facility are true, and, of course, Kevin Plank is in the mix. Read More →
The Friends School Parents Association will host its 29th annual Holly Fest on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm in the school’s gymnasiums, located at 5114 N. Charles Street, in Baltimore, 21210. Read More →
The jack-o-lanterns have been stowed and it’s time for Baltimore to start thinking about holiday shopping. Local stores are jump-starting the holiday season with a variety of events and sales – and even an appearance by the big guy in red.
Below, check out what’s happening in Baltimore this week:
- On Friday, November 7th, new boutique The Girl Next Door opens in the Village of Cross Keys. Launched by the owners of Ruth Shaw, the new shop will focus on contemporary lines with stripped down, but still luxe, aesthetics.
- Kick off the holiday season at Boulevard of Chic Held at Pierce’s Park at Pier 5 and Eastern Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 8th, this event will feature several of the area’s top fashion trucks, including Hobo the Original, Side Dish, Grassroots Charm City Mobile Boutique, Celebrities Mobile Boutique, The Pink Armoire and Go Gorgeous.
- Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day at aMuse Toys in Fells Point and Quarry Lake. On Saturday, November 8th the shops will recognize the day with celebrations of their communities, with 10% of sales donated to a local nonprofit. Over the past five years, aMuse has donated thousands of dollars to local organizations thanks to customer involvement on Neighborhood Toy Store Day.
- Matava Shoes in Greenspring Station will host a trunk show, featuring the Canadian footwear company PAJAR, on Saturday, November 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- At 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 8th, at the Peabody Heights Brewery, the Young Democrats of Maryland Women’s Caucus will host the 6th Annual Divas Fashion Show, featuring Baltimore-brewed and inspired beers and local fashion designers including Christopher Schafer Clothier and Ella Moda Couture.
- The holiday season gets underway this week at Towson Town Center, with the arrival of Santa Claus on Friday, November 14th.
- Radcliffe Jewelers will host its annual holiday show from November 14th through the 16th. Representatives from some of Radcliffe’s most loved brands will be on hand to help customers shop for the holidays (or themselves).
- On the 14th at 5 p.m., The QG will host its annual Fall Trunk Show, featuring the classic boot brand Red Wing. From the 14th to the 16th, the purchase of any Red Wing shoes will come with gifts, an additional 20% off Red Wing accessories and the chance to win a free pair of Red Wing boots.
- From now through November 17th, The Pleasure of Your Company is offering 20% off numerous holiday photocards (through their website only).
- And you can catch the Gottex Trunk Show from the 13th-15th at Bare Necessities in Green Spring Station
“Oh yeah, I loved the The Wire.”
The young sales guy at Stirling Castle in Scotland said that to me this summer when I shared that we were visiting from Baltimore. As I left the shop, I immediately thought of the Bon Secours Clean & Green program that I suspected at that moment was operating near “the corner,” mowing a lawn or installing a rain garden.
Baltimore leads the country in many ways that we’d rather not lead, and the HBO shows The Corner and The Wire brilliantly captured some of our metro’s challenges. Yet, the city is also home to many upbeat stories about cool people trying to make this quirky and interesting town better. Located literally on “the corner” near Fayette and Monroe Streets in Southwest Baltimore, the Bon Secours Clean & Green program is one of those stories.
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