Famed Baltimore-Based Investor Pledges $75 Million to JHU Philosophy Dept.

Bill Miller. Photo via Hopkins Hub.

The Hopkins philosophy program is getting a massive boost from a famous investor who attributes his success on Wall Street to his philosophy education at the Baltimore university.

Details of 7th Annual Ryes Up Against Cystic Fibrosis Announced

The Old Fashioned. Photo by Erich Wagner, CC BY-SA 4.0.

One of Baltimore’s best boozy fundraisers of the spring has returned, relying upon a liquor with deep local roots to raise money for a great cause.

‘Food for Fines’ Hunger Drive Returns to Baltimore Libraries This Month

Coast Guard members volunteer at the Maryland Food Bank. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell, via Wikimedia Commons.

The time has come for Baltimore’s library patrons to once again shed their debt while helping out some hungry Maryland families.

A Lament: Closing the Contemporary … Again


When I first moved to Baltimore in 2000, Joyce J. Scott’s Kickin’ it with the Old Masters exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art was in full swing. It was hugely significant that Scott, a Baltimore native, had a giant solo show at our contemporary art museum and what I didn’t realize at the time was that this exhibit was a partnership between the BMA and MICA’s Exhibitions Seminar run by George Ciscle, the founder of The Contemporary, originally a nomadic, non-collecting museum that partnered contemporary artists with larger institutions in radically ambitious exhibitions.

Pets of the Week: Iris and Jackie


Meet Iris and Jackie, both available for adoption at the Baltimore Humane Society.

Church of the Redeemer Fall Speakers’ Series: From the Ancient Greeks to Greektown


November 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Civic Engagement, from the ancient Greeks to Greektown, Baltimore”

Centuries before Jesus, the Greeks created the polis, a city-state characterized by a lively sense of community and guided by the concept of kairos, doing the right thing at the right time.  The ideal city engendered responsibility as well as rights, and everyone was taught to work for the common good. Informed by these ancient ideas, how might we bring about positive change?  Join Loyola University professor Allen Brizee as he connects ancient truths to modern problems.  Knowledge of Greek not required!

Allen Brizee is associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland and author of the 2016 book, Partners in Literacy: A Writing Center Model for Civic Engagement. At Loyola, he uses civic engagement to teach his courses, and his research focuses on building effective college-community relationships.

Supper at 6:00 p.m.; program at 7:00 p.m.

Sign-up for supper here.  Attending the lecture only? Just come! No sign-up needed.

A Powerful Conversation of Connection in Baltimore – Saturday, Nov. 4th


Celebrate the documentary trailer release and join the film crew for an intimate conversation of what a young woman from East Baltimore discovers in a vulnerable 10-year journey of connecting to her city through mentorship, family and education.

Tammy and Fred Heyman Take on Super Sunday


From the first time they met, as part of the JCC Softball League, Fred and Tammy Heyman realized how similar their values were.

The Church of the Redeemer’s Wednesday Speakers’ Series: The Morality of Health Care with Vinnie DeMarco


October 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The Morality of Health Care”

Affordable health care is on everyone’s mind, from seniors on a fixed income to twenty-somethings not yet fully grounded in the workforce… What do I do about a family member’s pre-existing condition or the impact of skyrocketing prescription drug prices?  Is medical care suffering because of the voices in Washington?  Is health care a right or a privilege?  What are the ethical or financial implications of medical research?  Be a part of this important conversation.

Join experts including Vinny DeMarco (Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition), Lynell Medley (Healthcare Access Maryland), David Simon (Maryland Hospital Association), Phyllis Hall and Jim Gilbart (Baltimore County Dept. of Health), representatives from Healthcare for the Homeless, a special appearance by Senator Ben Cardin, and more.

Light fare at 6:00 p.m.; Note program start time is 6:30 p.m. for this evening only.

Sign-up for light fare/hors d’oeuvres here.  Attending the program only? Just come! No sign-up needed.

The Church of the Redeemer is located at 5603 North Charles Street in North Homeland.  For more information visit


Art for Land’s Sake: An Art Exhibit and Sale to Benefit the Valleys Planning Council, October 20-22


The Valleys Planning Council (VPC) will hold its seventh biennial art exhibit and sale from Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, 2017. This year’s event will be staged at the historic Worthington Valley equestrian center, Caves Farm, in northern Baltimore County. Works from more than 50 artists and craftsmen from the region will be featured.