People, I missed it! I guess I was too busy searching for Cyber Monday’s most extremely discounted KitchenAid stand mixer to notice that yesterday was the last day ever to rent a movie from the last Video Americain standing in Roland Park.
Ah, Thanksgiving. Whether you’re still recovering from a turkey overdose, or just reveling in the Ravens’ victory last night, we hope that everyone had a warm and wonderful holiday yesterday. And if you haven’t yet gone out in search of today’s many bargains, congratulations. The wisest reveler, in our opinion, knows that the best holiday deals are leftovers for breakfast, and games of Scrabble and Scattergories around the table for the afternoon. But no matter how you spend today (and the rest of this holiday weekend) if your celebrations are anything like ours, there will be wine. Lots of wine. And if you’re a savvy locavore (and who isn’t, these days?) you know that you can’t do much better than to get your wine from any of Maryland’s many amazing vineyards. Maybe you’re not yet fully initiated into the local-wine lovers circle; or perhaps you are, but are looking for particularly unique and hard-to-find varieties. Well, ring in the new year at the Winter Wine Event at the Evergreen Museum, which will showcase the very best of some local wines that don’t always get shared with the masses. Read More →
108 Elmwood Road, Roland Park
4 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
2,062 square feet
TOP OF THE LINE UPGRADES IN THIS WONDERFUL 4 BEDROOM 3 1/2 BATH CEDAR AND STONE HOME SITUATED ON A CORNER LOCATION WITH BLUE STONE PATIO AND GARAGE. FORMAL LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM WITH BAY WINDOW . HALF BATH, BUTLERS PANTRY AND EXTREMELY WELL APPOINTED KITCHEN/WELLBORN CABINETS, BREAKFAST BAR, APPLIANCES. BATHROOM WITH DURAVIT PRODUCTS LIST OF OVER $300 OF IMPROVEMENTS EXCLUDE DR LITE
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Jean Waller Brune, Head of Roland Park Country School announced today that RPCS is the first independent school in the nation to be approved to open a charter school. Plans are underway to open a girls’ middle school in Baltimore City in September, 2015.
The Lille May Carroll Jackson School, named for the pioneer of the civil rights movement in Baltimore and Maryland, is an outgrowth of years of reflection and action at RPCS. The move comes out of an RPCS ethos that an independent school has a responsibility to be an integral part of the broader educational life of the city in which it is located. Efforts to create deeper community outreach began over a decade ago when RPCS opened its campus to public school enrichment camps and helped create the successful Middle Grades Partnership, Growing Girls and Gardens, a program with both RPCS and public school participants, which now extends support and educational opportunities to the girls who attended during middle school throughout their high school and college years.
“RPCS is proud to be a part of the solution in the education of middle school girls in Baltimore. We believe wholeheartedly that the Lillie May Carroll Jackson School is a harbinger of a new era where educators in all sectors work together to bring the very best to the lives of all children,” said Jean Brune, the head of of RPCS.
About the Lillie May Carroll Jackson School
The mission of the Lillie May Carroll Jackson School is to create an experiential learning community for Baltimore City middle school girls in Grades five through eight. Named for the “mother of civil rights” in Baltimore and Maryland, the school’s core belief is that changing girls’ lives changes the world. The school aims to develop 21st Century learners with a strong sense of community through rigorous academic course work, high quality adventure experiences, character development and leadership opportunities. Girls will graduate from the school prepared for the most rigorous college preparatory high schools.
Courtesy Bmore Media - The Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys is putting the finishing touches on its new contemporary Italian restaurant Scoozi that will open mid-November at the Roland Park property.
Scoozi — a play on the word for “excuse me” in Italian — will seat 120, about double the capacity of the old restaurant, Crossroads, Radisson General Manager Tom Cook says. He estimates the restaurant renovation cost around $300,000. A $6 million facelift is also underway at the property. Read More →
400 Somerset Road, Roland Park
5 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
DO NOT MISS THIS CHANCE TO PURCHASE A RARELY AVAILABLE 5 BEDROOM 3.5 BATH COLONIAL HOME SITUATED ON A LARGE CORNER LOT IN ROLAND PARK NEAR JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY. THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME FEATURES A SUNROOM, HARDWOOD FLOORING, FRENCH DOORS, CAC, AN OPEN STAIRCASE, AN ABUNDANCE OF ORIGINAL DETAIL AND CHARACTER, A 2 CAR DETACHED GARAGE, MODERN UPDATES AND MUCH MUCH MORE.
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We recently discovered a new website, Ghosts of Baltimore, that we think our readers will enjoy and we will occasionally share stories, as we do with a few other websites around town. The editor of Ghosts researches the Library of Congress, newspaper archives and other resources to unveil the history of the city. Check out, below, a 1908 story about Roland Park. -The Eds.
Courtesy Ghosts of Baltimore - We came across an incredible and fascinating series of articles in the Baltimore Sun printed in 1908. The one we’re featuring here details the history of Roland Park, how it was founded and developed. It was published on Sunday, December 27th, 1908.
a typical Roland Park road
The most fashionable and, undoubtedly, the most pretentious suburb of Baltimore is Roland Park.
The mad, mad rush to get to Roland Park in the last few years has been appalling. Stand on the new St. Paul Street Boulevard and you can actually almost count the families struggling by, with their family chattels piled in vans, on their way to the suburb, and the wishes of those people who don’t live there and would like to live there whiz by you like Rossetti’s new souls going into heaven.
The development of Roland Park has been phenomenal. Not a generation ago it was a majestic and rather disorderly stretch of orchard forest and meadow land. Now it is a beautiful, tidy, ultra-civilized and altogether attractive residence district. Read More →
5502 Roland Avenue, North Roland Park
4 bedroom(s), 5 bathroom(s)
4,166 square feet
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