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Wes Moore Champions #The Work

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 4:39pm

Wes and Dawn Moore (photo: Steven Presbury)

Wes and Dawn Moore (photo: Steven Presbury)

With vodka cocktails named “The Work” and life-sized placards of his latest book circulating as a photo prop, the glamorous party that unfolded at Four Seasons Baltimore on Saturday evening appeared to be cast as a celebration of Wes Moore. Surrounded by family and friends from many stages of his life, as well as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other dignitaries, the author and youth advocate was certainly the center of attention. But he opted to direct the spotlight toward others. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Giving, Lifeline

BCAC Brings Robin Quivers of ‘The Howard Stern Show’ to Baltimore This Spring

0 Written by: | Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 2:04pm

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Robin Quivers, who was born in Baltimore and is best known as the news anchor on “The Howard Stern Show”, will be the keynote speaker this year for the Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s second annual Be A Hero fundraiser on Thursday, April 30.  The event honors those who work to keep children safe from sexual abuse.  Quivers is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Read More →

Featured, Giving, Health and Fitness, Lifeline

McDonogh Grad Will Hauver Inspires “Egg Crack Challenge”

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 9:45am

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Will Hauver, a young man who grew up in Towson and played lacrosse at McDonogh, died this month in Florida, where he was attending Rollins College. Hauver’s death at 22 was undeniably tragic; what’s amazing, though, is the way his friends and family have channeled his memory into making the world a better place.

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Giving, Lifeline

MDSPCA Celebrates 20 Years of the March for the Animals With Kick-Off Party, February 13

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 4:15pm

To help celebrate the Maryland SPCA’s upcoming 20th annual March for the Animals 1.5 mile walk-a-thon and festival, a March for the Animals Kick-Off Party for people and their pets will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Dog Resort & Spa in Baltimore.

All proceeds will be used to help save the lives of the thousands of animals that come to the MD SPCA each year.

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“The March for the Animals Kick-Off Party is a great way for pet lovers and their pets to get together for a fun night while raising funds to care for the pets at the Maryland SPCA,” said Tami Gosheff, outreach and special event manager at the Maryland SPCA. Read More →

Featured, Giving, Lifeline, Roland Park

Ghost Bike Placed on Roland Ave. to Honor Tom Palermo

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 02, 2015 3:30pm

tompalerHundreds of people bicycled through Baltimore on New Year’s Day to honor Tom Palermo, a cyclist who was killed in a Dec. 27 crash in Roland Park. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Giving

Give to the Maryland Food Bank for the Holidays

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

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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

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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 →

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