Featured, Hampden, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Former Elmhurst Nursery School Recreated As Quirky Sanctuary … Go Hampden!

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015 11:14am

Hot House: 4023 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, 21211


Farmhouse style Victorian, circa 1920 (probably older), with wrap-around porch. Formerly the Elmhurst Nursery School. Wood frame on stone foundation. Recent high-end renovation, with new cedar shakes, new shingle roof w/copper trimmed interior gutters, new heat system, new central a/c, new gas heat, new sewer line. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,000 sq. ft. over four levels with unfinished cellar. Hardwood floors throughout, family room with wood burning fireplace, retro kitchen, original architectural details,  .4 acre lot: $445,000 Read More →

Hampden, Health and Fitness, Lake Falls, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Save 25% for Shop Local Saturday at Baltimore Yoga Village

0 Written by: | Friday, Nov 27, 2015 11:23am


Save 25%
Shop Local Saturday Special!
Save 25% off a 10 class pass and get 25% off any regularly priced massage with Metta Integrative Wellness. Clients must present their receipt for the special at the time of the massage in order to receive the discount. Happy Holidays!
Also, Save 20% off All Retail Items in Mt. Washington!
Offer Expires: Tuesday, December 1st

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Hampden, Health and Fitness, Mt. Washington, Sponsored Post

Season’s Happenings at Baltimore Yoga Village

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 12:00pm


Baltimore Yoga Village

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Food & Drink, Hampden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Ice Cream Pies at The Charmery

0 Written by: | Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 11:30am

Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie production is in full swing! $18, feeds 8-10 people. Click Here to Pre-order yours today!

Culture, Food & Drink, Hampden

Dan Deacon is Going to Serve Up New Ice Cream Flavors at The Charmery

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 03, 2015 1:21pm

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

catch of the day fish (2)Dan Deacon came back to Baltimore for a triumphant reunion with the music scene’s best exports at Windjammer last weekend. While he’s in town, the much-loved musician will also get back together with some of the best ice cream in town. Read More →

Hampden, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Baltimore’s Indie Fiber Festival for Knitters, Crocheters, Spinners, and Weavers

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 31, 2015 1:00pm



Baltimore’s Indie Fiber Festival for knitters, crocheters, spinners, and weavers


PLY Party is a yearly gathering of local hand-dyers and spinners in tents at Lovelyarns in Hampden.  What started out as a small party to celebrate our first anniversary in 2007 has blossomed into a giant event!

As always, there will be refreshments, and the most  gorgeous selection of hand dyed and handspun yarns and fiber in Baltimore for this one day only.

Come by between noon and five to check out the amazing selection and creative atmosphere.

You can also register here!


​2015‘s ALL STAR Lineup so far:

Avalon Springs Farm

Blue Heron Yarns

Delicious by Lovelyarns

Flying Goat Farm

Full Circle Artworx

JUL accessories

Rajkovich Designs

Snallygaster Fibers

Threeravens​ Yarn & Fibers​

Wild Hare Fiber Studio

 Come Join Us!

Register here!

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Hampden, Lifeline

Hampden Store Owner Uses Machete to Chase Off Robber

1 Written by: | Friday, Aug 07, 2015 3:26pm

yourchoiceWhen confronted with a robber, Your Choice Market owner “Gloria” relied on a simple fact: She had a bigger knife. Read More →


Culture, Hampden, Roland Park

Photographer Greg Dohler’s Surreal Sense of Place: At 13.5% Wine Bar Starting Tomorrow

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 07, 2015 11:44am

"Home" by Gregory Dohler

“Home” by Greg Dohler

Greg Dohler is that rarest humanoid: a nice guy who can hold down a full-time job, show up socially on time, and cook dinner, but also a guy gifted with superbly special creative vision he knows how to bring to life. You might also know him as the lanky blond drummer from Baltimore bands Helikopter (early ’90s) and, until recently, Small Apartments. Greg and his wife, Cindy France, are good friends of my husband–now they’re also mine–so I’ve had some patient time to sit on their black vintage couch, drink the classic cocktails Greg researches and mixes up, and listen to him think out loud. When Greg showed me his new photo montage work last year, I remember I was sitting on a step in his house in Ham Roll (where Hampden meets Roland Park). I wanted to convey how much I liked the work–because I did–but first I just wanted to fall into it, to belong to its luxuriously weird world. A child in a kerchief, from another age, rode a donkey; an old woman haunted a marshy landscape; a Baltimore rowhouse’s second story perched precariously at an eerie coastline. (See above the same photo I recall, “Home.”) “Wow,” I whispered dully. Every element worked together so organically–if surreally–I felt like I was inside the frame finding my legs on a new planet. I’ve seen surreal photo montage now and again, and it has never really been my cup of (bloody) tea, but Greg’s digitally blended work feels wholly other. There’s a destructive/redemptive quality to Dohler’s vision, a longing, a mourning, and yet a hopeful magic at play here. A comparison? Not easy. Kiki Smith’s gentle rendering of girl and beast in “Lying with the Wolf” pops to mind. But mostly I’m reminded how well Greg sees with his mind’s eye. (A bio side note that makes more sense to me than ever: Greg’s dad was the beloved low-budget sci-fi and horror film director Don Dohler. )

I talked to my friend about the genesis of his photo project and what he’s working on now. You can catch his latest work starting tomorrow and running through September 20th at 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden–1117 W. 36th Street. To see more of Greg’s art visit his website. 

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Featured, Hampden, Lifeline

House of Cards Films in Hampden

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 5:01pm

Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 4.59.42 PMHampden became the latest Baltimore backdrop for House of Cards this week, as the Netflix show rode into the North Baltimore neighborhood for a shoot. Read More →

Food & Drink, Hampden

Dylan’s Oyster Cellar to Open in Hampden

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 10:09am

Photo via Dylan's Oyster Bar Facebook page

Photo via Dylan’s Oyster Bar Facebook page

36th Street will be getting even tastier soon: Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, an oyster-and-cocktail joint, is scheduled to open in Hampden this fall. Read More →

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