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Catch of the Day, Giving

Give to the Maryland Food Bank for the Holidays

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 1:49pm

Food Bank

catch of the day fish (2)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.

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Food & Drink, Giving, Mt. Washington, Sponsored Post

Holiday Wish Drive (and Happy Hour!) at Mt. Washington Tavern

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 2:00pm

MWT HolidayWishDrive#6D1691

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.

Giving, Links

Okay to Play: A Local, Kid-Run Charity

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 08, 2014 2:00pm

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Vasi Argeroplos isn’t exactly your average teen. While most young people look forward to the holidays as a time when they’ll be unwrapping present after present, for Argeroplos, this time of year (and every time of year) has more to do with giving toys, and making sure that every kid– not just those with parents who can afford it– has access to toys, entertainment, and everything else that makes childhood, well, childhood. The Garrison Forest School student was inspired to start her very own charity program after watching a documentary on television about children in orphanages and foster care.
“They did not have anything to play with or enjoy or even learn with,” says Vasi.  “[My brother and I] spoke to our father and said we would love to try to help children have fun, laugh and have something to play with.”

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Giving, Lifeline

Baltimore Meals on Wheels Is Better Than Ever

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 9:38am

Photo via Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Facebook page

Photo via Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Facebook page

Last Thanksgiving, Meals On Wheels of Central Maryland made one big change that helped them save on maintenance fees and fuel costs, double their number of delivery fans, and serve an additional 1,000 meals per month.

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Giving, Health and Fitness, Lifeline, Money & Power

Kevin Plank Ponies Up $25M for Terps’ New Football Facility

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 21, 2014 2:30pm

New Cole Field House rendering (U of Md.)

New Cole Field House rendering (U of Md.)

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 →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Culture, Food & Drink, Giving

Pigtown Design: Oh What a Night! The Baltimore Museum of Art Celebrates 100 Years

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 17, 2014 12:00pm

Over the weekend, we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Baltimore Museum of Art, with a gala party in the museum’s galleries. It was the most amazing party, and I am so lucky that I had an opportunity to attend the dinner and then the after-party.image

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Culture, Food & Drink, Giving, Lifeline, Schools

Friends Welcomes the Holiday Season With Holly Fest, Artisan Market & Holiday Fair

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 10, 2014 12:38pm

holly fest 2014 flyer (1)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 →

Giving, Shop Girl, Shop Local

Shopping Report: Holiday Shopping is Here

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 07, 2014 1:00pm

Shopping Report

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

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Featured, Giving, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Bon Secours Cleans & Greens The Wire

1 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 11:17am

“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.

Lionel Terrell credits the Clean & Green program for helping him turn his life around, now heads the program.

Lionel Terrell credits the Clean & Green program for helping him turn his life around, now heads the program.

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Annapolis, Giving, Lifeline

Annapolis Hailed as National Treasure, Braces for Future Flooding

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 2:27pm

photo via City of Annapolis

photo via City of Annapolis

A historic preservation group bestowed “National Treasure” status on Annapolis today, but they didn’t have Nicolas Cage or tourism dollars in mind. Instead, they’re aiming to keep the jewel from disappearing underwater. Read More →

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