East Baltimore Community School Takes Shape, Assembles Board

Dr. Ben Carson is so cool that Cuba Gooding Jr. once played him in a TV movie.

The East Baltimore Community School, Inc., the partnership educational institution operated jointly by Johns Hopkins and Morgan State Universities, is meant as a kind of flagship redevelopment project for the struggling Middle East community. As it ramps up for its move to a $42 million, 90,000 square foot campus in fall 2013, the school is assembling its forces. And as of this week, that includes neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who was named president of the board as of December 1.

Open House at the Galloping Goose Vineyards, Tomorrow 12 – 5 p.m.


Enjoy a day in the country at the Galloping Goose Vineyards Wine and Chocolates Open House on Saturday, December 1.  Music, wine,  handcrafted chocolates and food from local vendors will be on hand to get you into the spirit of giving.  Start Christmas shopping early with handmade gifts and crafts. It all starts at noon and goes until 5 p.m.

Galloping Goose Vineyards is off Falls Road at 4326 Maple Grove Road in Hampstead. Reservations appreciated, but not required, 410-374-6596.  For more information, please visit the Galloping Goose website.

Pigtown Design: I <3 Cashmere


Right before I left for college, a friend of my mother’s gave me some hand-me-down cashmere sweaters, and I’ve been in love ever since. It’s gotten to the point where I can no longer wear wool sweaters – except an old one someone’s gran in Ireland made that I bought at a carboot sale in Wales for about 50p.