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Neighborhood Spotlight: Highlandtown – Diversity, dining, and the arts make it a popular choice for Baltimoreans

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Highlandtown mural

From attending festivals at Patterson Park to eating at the latest ethnic eatery to open on Eastern Avenue, Highlandtown residents have so many reasons to love city life. The Southeast Baltimore neighborhood has welcomed immigrants since 1866 and remains a welcoming neighborhood for new residents today. Originally settled by Irish, German, Polish and Italian immigrants, the area now hosts a mix of ethnicities, including longtime residents and a recent wave of Hispanic and African residents. The neighborhood is also home to the largest arts district in Maryland—the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District — and boasts its fair share of galleries, artist studios, murals and arts and cultural activities.

Hot House: In Idyllic Sabina-Mattfeldt, a rare, renovated farmhouse

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Hot House: 5521 Mattfeldt Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

house in sabin-mattfeldtCedar shingle farmhouse in Sabina-Mattfeldt, circa 1900, with front porch and back deck, completely and recently renovated. Two bedrooms, one bath over three stories, 1,905 sq. ft with basement. Hardwood floors throughout. New Pella windows. Open living/dining room area, new kitchen with stainless appliances opens to family room with fireplace and new back deck. New bathroom with ceramic tile. Two bedrooms with closets. All new HVAC and electrical systems, central AC, recently updated roof, driveway with off street parking, .12 acre lot: $299,000

Event Pick: Try some Filipino pulutan to go with those drinks

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Photo via Calasag pop-up

We all love a good snack to pair with a cocktail or an ice-cold beer, but in the Phillipines these appetizers—called pulutan, derived from the root word “pulot,” which means to pick up—are part of the culture.

Pigtown Design Pop-up, Fine Swine Finds and Wardrobe Harvest at Cross Keys

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The autumnal season is upon us and the shops in the Village of Cross Keys are busy welcoming fall with stylish seasonal fashions, all-occasion gifts and home decorating options alike. We at Fishbowl treated ourselves to a shopping trip this week to see what was new in the village. As always, we were not disappointed.

Event Pick: Abell comes together for its annual Community Street Fair

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Photo via Abell Improvement Association

It’s always exciting to see a neighborhood’s merchants and residents come together for their own unified festival, but it adds a new layer when that celebration is a decades-old tradition. Exhibit A: The Abell Community Street Fair, which today marks its 45th year of raising money for the neighborhood’s improvement association.

Event Pick: The grand opening of Baltimore Spirits Company’s new home at Union Collective

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Courtesy of Merchant Professional Services

It’s a new era for the company formerly known as Baltimore Whiskey Co., with a new name to match its roster of locally made batch liquors and a larger distillery to produce all of it. The new headquarters, part of the made-in-Baltimore hub Union Collective in Medfield, officially opens its doors to the public today.

Garrison Forest Senior Lila Bennett ’19 Helps Seal NYTS polo championship

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Garrison Polo

Garrison Forest polo player Lila Bennett ‘19 helped lead her team to victory in the National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) championship in Colorado over Labor Day Weekend, beating the opposing girls’ team 6.5 to 1 to seal the championship. Lila represented the East Coast and competed as one of eight talented up-and-coming young female polo players from across the country in the first invitational Girls All-Star Challenge which took place alongside the Cecil Cup Challenge. Lila was selected from a pool of NYTS All-Stars named for their exceptional horsemanship, sportsmanship and skill, both on and off the field.

PinBaltimore 2018 packs three days of pinball, live music, art and more into Holy Frijoles

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A woman plays a The Addams Family pinball machine at Holy Frijoles, host venue to PinBaltimore 2018. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Geoffrey Danek has been an avid collector of pinball machines for years, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he went to his first-ever tournament at The Windup Space to play with fellow aficionados of the game.

Citing ‘children running amok’ in taproom, Union Craft to go adults-only for evenings

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Logo via Union Craft Brewing

Union Craft Brewing’s sprawling new digs offer a fun place for drinkers to gather and play, with cornhole sets, a nifty old trailer-photo booth, game machines and more. It might just be too fun, when it comes to families.

HampdenFest 2018 in Photos

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Photo by Tedd Henn.

Despite a steady rain, whose presence has seemed to affect so many events this summer, HampdenFest went on as planned. Check out our photo gallery of the damp Saturday fun as people braved the weather to see the bands play and the toilet bowl racers race at the annual end-of-summer street festival in the Hampden neighborhood.

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