Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Spotlight: Abell – the “Painted Lady” Neighborhood of Charm City

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Abell Neighborhood Baltimore

Named in honor of Baltimore Sun founder A.S. Abell and the avenue that bears his name, the Abell neighborhood in North Baltimore comprises nine square blocks in the heart of Baltimore. Known for its vibrantly colored “Painted Lady” row houses, the area is almost entirely residential leading to an active, close-knit community that makes Abell one of Charm City’s most charming neighborhoods.

La Calle’s modern take on Mexican food is a winner

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Octopus with cactus salad is one of many successful dishes on La Calle’s modern Mexican menu.

It’s been 25 years since salsa overtook ketchup as the most sold condiment in the United States, but Baltimore’s embrace of serious Mexican food is a newer phenomenon. And a phenomenon it is. The recent success of legitimately authentic Mexican spots like Clavel and Cocina Lucahadoras is a heartening development.

Garrison Forest School Joins Inaugural Year of the New Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League

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Garrison Forest School Mountain Bike Team This fall marked the beginning of a first for GFS—and Maryland—as Garrison Forest added a mountain biking team to its list of Upper School fall sports. GFS joined the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling league, which is in its first year in the state, as the only girls’ school in Maryland to participate. The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2017 to provide a fun, safe and high-quality mountain biking program for students in grades 6 to 12.

Current Space plans to expand with a $500,000 ‘ruin garden’

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417-421 N. Howard St. Photo by the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.

Plans to create a “ruin garden” at the Current Space artist gallery on N. Howard Street  can move forward after Baltimore’s preservation commission this week approved a $500,000 plan that calls for partially demolishing an adjacent building.

Baltimore County school resource officer fatally shoots himself at Essex high school

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Photo by Wallstreethotrod, via Wikimedia Commons

A 21-year veteran Baltimore County police officer died today after shooting himself in his office at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, police said late Monday afternoon.

Event pick: An informed, theatrical lesson on Baltimore’s manufacturing legacy at Checkerspot Brewing

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The former Bethlehem Steel Plant at Sparrows Point in 2011. Photo by Dave Hosford, via Flickr.

Sweat,” at Everyman Theatre through Nov. 25, touches on the troubled times and lives of steel country in Reading, Pennsvlvania, in the early 2000s amid a union dispute. While the story happens roughly 100 miles away from here, and decades after the painful decline of industry in Baltimore, the tale should ring some familiar bells in 2018 in this once industrially renowned town, Tim Smith wrote in his final theater review for The Sun.

Acupuncture clinic Mend is opening a new location at Quarry Lake

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Mend’s administrative offices in Hampden. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Baltimore acupuncture provider Mend is opening a new clinic at Pikesville’s Quarry Lake development, adding to its locations in North Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood and on York Road in Lutherville.

Golden West Cafe takes on new investors with an eye toward expansion

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

Golden West Cafe, the eclectic restaurant serving Southwestern food in Hampden for the last two decades, is taking on new investors with an eye toward expanding its current space on The Avenue and possibly opening other locations, co-owner Samantha Claassen said.

Cheers to Sweet Sales with Harbor East’s Black Friday Block Party – 11/23/18

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Harbor East's Black Friday Block Party

Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the 2nd Annual Black Friday Block Party on Friday, November 23 from 11am – 4pm.  Skip the holiday frenzy and enjoy leisurely shopping events, a mimosa and bloody mary bar, live music, a complimentary DIY hot chocolate bar and family-friendly activities for the little ones (including face painting, cookie decorating, a balloon artist and appearances from holiday characters).  RSVP for Free Parking and giveaways.  The first 100 RSVP guests to check in will receive a complimentary cocktail, on us! It isn’t all about the receiving either – proceeds to help benefit Helping Up Mission Women’s & Children’s Program/ Inspiring Hope Campaign. Cheers to sweet sales and less stress! 

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