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A New Way to Support Baltimore Fishbowl: Become a Member

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The Baltimore Fishbowl team: Kit Pollard, Ethan McLeod, Suzy Dunn, Brandon Weigel, Marion Winik, Mary Wargo. Regular contributors not shown: Cynthia McIntyre, Chris Frederick, Laurel Peltier.

Baltimore Fishbowl has been in business for nearly eight years. We take pride in that fact, especially because in that time other popular media products such as The Urbanite, The City Paper, The Baltimore Messenger, The Baltimore Beat, and others have folded. We understand why.

Our readers understand why, too, and over the years, many have asked how to support Baltimore Fishbowl. Now we have a way readers can support our work.

We officially launched our membership program this month and ask for your support by becoming a member.

Membership benefits include:

  • Giveaways: Exclusive offers from local businesses that we’ll pass along to members via private email.
  • Member opinion: Each month, we’ll poll the membership about an important issue and publish the results on Baltimore Fishbowl.
  • Other surprises: This part’s members only, so sign-up to become a member and we’ll send you the details.

Donations to Baltimore Fishbowl are NOT tax deductible but they do help cover the cost of producing our work.

Become a Member of Baltimore Fishbowl


Make a one-time membership donation ($60 suggested):


We’re not changing our model. We’ll continue reporting informative and engaging stories for our readers. We’re just adding another revenue stream, following the lead of local news websites across the country.

For those of you who have already given, we thank you so much. Whether it’s a $5 or $500 donation, we greatly appreciate the support and look forward to building a closer relationship with our members as we continue to grow.

Have questions about our membership program? Click here for answers.

Days after being shot, popular barber launches fundraiser for art exhibition, community talks about violence

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Troy Staton (center). Photo via Facebook/Luvs Art Project.

Baltimore’s spate of surging violent crime claimed seven lives in five days this past week. On Halloween alone, seven people were shot, four of them dead. Among the victims who were wounded was Troy Staton, a well-known barber and community organizer who owns New Beginnings Barber Shop in Hollins Market.

Auto dealer Len Stoler and his wife donate record $25 million to University of Md. Medical Center

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Len (left) and Roslyn Stoler. Still via YouTube/University of Maryland Medical Center.

The man with his name on nearly a dozen automotive franchises in the Baltimore area has, with his wife, pledged a $25 million gift to the University of Maryland Medical Center to expand its cancer treatment center.

Annie E. Casey Foundation promotes executive VP Lisa Hamilton to be its next CEO

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Lisa Hamilton, newly appointed CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo via press handout.

The head of the city’s largest charitable foundation is stepping down, and the organization is promoting from within to replace him.

Casa de Maryland breaks ground on new education and jobs center in McElderry Park

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

The towering box of a building at 2706 Pulaski Highway once housed the historic Belnord Theater—one of the city’s only non-segregated places to catch a movie during the mid-20th century.

After the theater closed in 1965, it went on to host a grocery store, and more recently served as an all-ages punk music venue.

Soon, it’ll be repurposed with a new mission: a hub serving Baltimore’s immigrant population. Casa de Maryland, the immigrant-advocacy nonprofit with an office in East Baltimore and headquarters in Takoma Park, is planning a nearly $14 million renovation of the space to turn it into an education and employment center after outgrowing its present space, located several blocks away at 2224 E. Fayette St.

Love Incredible Bargains? Visit the Nearly New Sale this October – All Proceeds to Benefit Patient Care at GBMC HealthCare

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Newly New Sale GBMC

If you love incredible bargain deals, the Nearly New Sale is the place for you. Score some of the best deals in Baltimore, with all proceeds benefiting patient care at GBMC HealthCare! In the fall and spring of each year, thousands of gently used or new donations are available as sale items for a great price. The sale offers more than 10,000 square feet of treasures, necessities, collection items, and trinkets.

The Walters Art Museum Gala & Party celebrates ‘Metamorphosis’, October 13

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Walters Gala & PartyThe Walters Art Museum celebrates a year of transformation at its annual Gala & Party, a memorable event on Saturday, October 13 from 6 p.m. to midnight that will be unlike any other in Baltimore.

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