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Zeke’s Coffee Brings Us Kopi Luwak

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 29, 2014 1:44pm

Kopi Luwak

catch of the day fish (2)If you’re given to foodie-ish tendencies, or you’re one of those who easily goes in for specialty, rarely-imported delicacies, you’ve probably heard of Kopi Luwak. No, that’s not a character from the next Star Wars release. It’s the (in)famous coffee variety that’s so perfectly processed, so hard to come by, and so delicately flavored that it could only come from one place– the digestive tract of the Asian palm civet, which, if you didn’t know, is a small, tree-dwelling mammal akin to a squirrel or weasel. Yes, that’s right. This prized coffee variety gets its unmatched, coveted flavor by passing all the way through another animal’s digestive system. And now, Zeke’s is bringing it to Baltimore. Read More →


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House of the Day: Homey Hamilton House Near Main Street

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 4:26pm

3012 Evergreen Avenue, Baltimore
6 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
3012 Evergreen Avenue
3012 Evergreen Avenue
3012 Evergreen Avenue Read More →

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House of the Day: Great Price on A First House, Walk To Hamilton Shops

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 4:40pm

$169,900 3501 Hamilton Avenue, Waltherson 4 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s) 3501 Hamilton Avenue 3501 Hamilton Avenue 3501 Hamilton Avenue Read More →

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Student Art Show at the Hamilton Gallery

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 9:10am


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House of the Day: Century Old Farmhouse, Like New, In Funky Hamilton

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 10, 2014 4:00pm

2815 Hamilton Avenue, Harford Echodale
3 bedroom(s), 2 bathroom(s)
2815 Hamilton Avenue
2815 Hamilton Avenue
2815 Hamilton Avenue
2815 Hamilton Avenue
2815 Hamilton Avenue
2815 Hamilton Avenue
2815 Hamilton Avenue
2815 Hamilton Avenue Read More →

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Santa is Coming to the Red Canoe Bookstore this Saturday, 12/14

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 13, 2013 12:45pm


santa claus on red ballper the Red Canoe website:

Have you written your letter yet?  Saturday, 12/14, at 2:45 in front of Red Canoe! Singing with the Arcadian Rhythms, hot cider and lotsa cookies.  Bring those beautiful children over and help the Red Canoe kick off the holiday season with a really excellent visit with Santa, and a chance to sing together!

And join the Red Canoe for a holiday pre-school sing along with Zoe Johnstone on Wednesday 12/18 at 10:30 am!

Preschool sing along on at 10:30 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.  Join musician Zoe Johnstone for a delightful toddler and family sing along event.


logoleft410.444.4440 | contact@redcanoe.bz | 4337 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

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Considering A School for Your Child? Tuesday Talks With The Principal Tomorrow at SFA

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 09, 2013 2:04pm



From the SFA website:


For more than half a century~
~Drawing on the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi, 
~Rooted in the neighborhoods of Northeast Baltimore, 
~Envisioning a future even stronger than our past, 
St. Francis of Assisi School forms children for a life of scholarship, spirituality, and service.


      Since 1955, the St. Francis of Assisi School has been successfully providing early childhood and elementary school education to students in Northeast Baltimore and outlying communities. Serving children ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, the school has a history of preparing children to attend the private and public high school of their choice.
The school is a vital part of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church community, and it has a proud history of offering a sound and inclusive environment to children of all races, regardless of religious affiliation and family structure.
St. Francis of Assisi School proudly embraces the values of its patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. One of the Catholic Church’s best known saints, St. Francis promoted the virtues of a selfless life dedicated to serving the world around him. His respect of living creatures and the environment may be history’s most notable interpretation of St. Francis of Assisi’s life.
The school community believes that St. Francis’s values are relevant to children of all religions, and works hard to instill them in the students. While graduating solid students ready for high school, St. Francis of Assisi School also works diligently to form children of good character who leave the community as young adults aware and respectful of the world around them.

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Artists in Residence at St. Francis of Assisi (Great Programs for Creative Kids)

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 11:59am

from the SFA website:

Middle School Artists-in-Residence

Each trimester, students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades have the opportunity to study an area of visual arts under the guidance of an expert. Read about our instructors on this page, and see the students’ work showcased below.


Cartooning and Drawing: Mike Ricigliano

The course will engage students in the art of cartooning and humorous illustration, touching on editorial and sports cartooning, comic strips, magazine cartooning, and greeting card art and writing. (and other silly stuff) . The hope is that students will have fun expressing themselves artistically in the class, no matter what their drawing style is.  We will study other cartoonists and draw facial expressions, comic action, caricatures, whimsical creatures, and each other. We will also learn a little about cartoon writing and the business of being creative.Mike Ricigliano is a freelance newspaper, magazine and greeting card cartoonist who has drawn funny images for a living since 1975. His sports cartoons appear weekly in the Baltimore Sun. He also does a Daily Cartoon Trivia Feature (“Ricig’s Toon Trivia” ) online on GoComics.com. Ricig and his family have lived across the park from St. Francis since 1985. His cartoon work has appeared in many publications including USA Today, Cracked Magazine and the NY Times  (AND, most importantly,  many St. Francis activity flyers!) 

 Art History: Nicole Selhorst


Art has acted throughout the ages as a visual representation of history and culture.  We will have an opportunity to look at a few time periods in the history of art in our time together, focusing on the essential concept of how technology has changed the way humans encounter and represent their world.  Students will encounter and discuss notable artworks, and will also create their own art in response to the traditions they are studying.Nicole Selhorst is an educator with 15 years of diverse teaching experience. In addition to a passion for
educating children, Nicole also brings a strong entrepreneurial spirit to SFA. Guided by her experience in opening Red Canoe Bookstore Café, Nicole is embracing a vision of arts and humanities at SFA while aligning with the principles of an IB candidacy. In addition to teaching Art History, Nicole can be found encouraging visitors to SFA for Open Houses and visiting days.

Guitar:  Chris Dunn


 Skills addressed in class and through online homework practice: Fretboard Knowledge, Music Reading, Tab Reading, Chord/Scale Shapes, Ensemble Playing, Solo Pieces, Composing Music/Improvising
Chris Dunn, a classical guitarist, is a graduate of the Peabody Institute and has performed in multiple chamber music settings and solo performances in the United States and Costa Rica.  Since 2012, he has been bringing guitar instruction into classrooms in Baltimore through his “Face to Face Guitar” program, an innovative model which blends classroom instruction with online review and practice.
Check out all that St. Francis has to offer at the Tuesday Talk with the Pr1ncipal on December 10th.


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Tuesday Talk with the Principal Tomorrow at SFA

0 Written by: | Monday, Nov 18, 2013 9:24am

from the SFA website:

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi School!

Nestled in Northeast Baltimore between lake and woods, St. Francis of Assisi School offers an academically rich education focused on the whole child—intellectually, socially and spiritually. Its small size, experienced educators, and history make SFA a rare find among Baltimore’s schools. Built on the core principles of scholarship, spirituality, and service within a strong diverse community, the school celebrates children and their potential to learn and grow. No student goes unnoticed; all students are welcomed and honored.


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Where Do SFA Grads Go to High School?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013 3:53pm

 from the SFA website:

High School Preparation

St. Francis of Assisi has a proud tradition of preparing students for the high school of their choice. Our graduates attend Catholic, independent, and highly selective public schools. Many receive merit scholarships.Once in high school, they show leadership, excel athletically, and serve their communities. Our alumni go on to college and to graduate programs in medicine, law, education, and more.

Recent High School Acceptances


  • Archbishop Curley
  • Calvert Hall
  • Catholic High
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit
  • Institute of Notre Dame
  • Loyola Blakefield
  • Maryvale
  • Mercy
  • Notre Dame Preparatory School


  • Boys Latin
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Friends School
  • Gilman
  • Park School
  • St. Paul’s School for Girls
  • St. Timothy’s


  • Baltimore School for the Arts
  • Baltimore City College
  • Baltimore Polytechnic
  • Western High School
  • Dulaney High School
  • Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical
  • Digital Harbor High School


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