Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October 24 is Movie Night in Lauraville (21214)

For an early Halloween fright, murder mystery, The Spiral Staircase (1945), starring Ethel Barrymore, Dorothy McGuire and George Brent is being shown on Saturday, October 24th, at 7 pm, at 4321 Harford Road (Theater on the Second Floor of Chop Shop) to benefit THE DONOVAN FUND, which assists medically fragile Baltimore City seniors with fixed incomes.

(Plot summary (from wikipedia)

Set in early 20th century New England, the screenplay by Mel Dinelli is about a serial killer who is murdering disabled young women in the community. His next victim apparently is Helen, a mute girl who works as a live-in companion for wealthy, bedridden Mrs. Warren, who urges her to leave the house, as does Dr. Parry, who knows the reason for Helen's loss of speech and hopes to help her get her voice back. Rounding out the household are Mrs. Warren's son and stepson, her verbally-abused nurse, a secretary, a handyman and his wife, a housekeeper with a taste for brandy.)

There's a suggested donation of $10. For reservations, just email cmuldowney AT .

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Better Business Bureau's award to Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia!

Cindy Fields is the proud recipient of Better Business Bureau's Torch Award! Cindy was honored at a dinner at the Baltimore Zoo Mansion on Wednesday evening, September 23rd. Cindy's hard work, integrity and professionalism has earned for her business the prestigious Torch Award. Trust and ethics in business are essential to success and Cindy has demonstrated that her business is worthy of the award. Congratulations to Cindy Fields and her dedicated staff for their accomplishment. Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia is located at 5123 Harford Road. Congratulations to Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia! Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street thanks you!

Regina Lansinger, Director
Hamilton Lauraville Main Street
5500 Harford Road - Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21214
410.319.7151 (fax)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Taco Night at Clementine (Hamilton 21214)

A note from Cristin and Winston of Clementine!

Hello Everybody!
Just a quick reminder that this Tuesday, September 29 is the start of taco night at Clementine! We hope to see you all here.

And while I'm online, I'll tell you about lunch specials. We have grilled shrimp and house made chorizo w/ white beans & rice and Joe-Joe's famous green chile chili with cilantro sour cream & cheddar. Soups are fresh lima bean bisque with thyme and Winnie's Fish Chowder. Dinner is posted as well at:

See you around the neighborhood!
Cristin & Winston
5402 Harford Road
Baltimore 21214

First Friday Art and Dance in Hamilton (21214) October 2, 2009

Please join us at First Friday Art Crawl on October 2, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Hamilton Art Gallery, 2927 Hamilton Avenue (Harford and Hamilton Ave) will be featuring Crystal Dunn.

Adding to First Friday Fun this month is the Mid Atlantic Center for Performing Arts, located at 5543 Harford Road. This Friday, plan to stop by for a Ballroom dance demonstration and free dance lesson beginning at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday Market in Hamilton going strong through October

Voted Best New Market in Baltimore, the HLMS Tuesday Market at the Connection will continue through the end of October.

Please help pass the word that the Tuesday Market remains open through October!

Thank you!

Tuesday Market at the Connection
Tuesdays from 4 to 8:00 p.m.
Through the end of October
4500 Harford Road (across the street from Safeway)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day at Will's Hair Salon (Hamilton 21214)

Will's Hair Salon would like to thank their customers with a Customer Appreciation Day!

What: Customer Appreciation Day!
When: Saturday, September 26th
Where: 5121 Harford Road - Will's Salon
Who: Everyone is welcome! Be sure to bring the kids!

Please stop by for food & soda! Karaoke on the lawn with "Rod Stewart" - starts at noon! Give away, 50/50 raffle and more!

Hamilton Eateries (21214) in the Washington Post's Express

(Sarah in Hamilton told us about...)

The Washington Post's daily free paper, Express, featured Winston's (of Clementine) mom, Paige Zeigler (baker of amazing cakes), and One Sweet Moment's Althea Dietzel (snowball maven) in their Friday, Sept. 18th print edition on pages 18 & 19. The article was entitled, "Sweets in the City" and was part of an "Explore Baltimore" feature.

another link here to the article

BBB Torch Award to Hamilton's Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia

Cindy Fields of Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia, located at 5123 Harford Road, has been nominated for Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for marketplace excellence. Cindy Fields is a finalists for this award to be given out on Wednesday, 9/23 from 6-9pm at the Maryland Zoo's Mansion House.

What is a Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence?

The Torch Award is a symbol of a company's commitment to honesty and integrity toward customers, employees, shareholders and their community, and is one of the most recognized trademarks in the world. Every year BBB Greater Maryland conducts the Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellence to recognize local businesses and organizations that exemplify a commitment to conduct ethical business practices.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hamilton and Lauraville in City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2009

Hamilton resident Rob let us know the local winners of the City Paper's Best of Baltimore, 2009. (Thanks, Rob!)

Lakein's wins Best Old-School Jewelry!

Clementine wins Best Crowd-Pleasing Transformation!

Zeke's wins Best Cup of Coffee!

Grind-On wins Best Coffee Shop!

Lake Montebello wins Best Place to Walk Dogs!

Clifton Park wins Best Place to Watch Soccer!

Parkside wins Best Kid-Friendly Dining!

Hamilton Tavern wins best Burger!

Hamilton Tavern wins best New Bar!

Big Bad Wolf BBQ wins Best Heart Attack in Your Hand!

Hamilton/Lauraville wins Best New Farmer's Market!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Beth's DIY Home Improvement Classes in Lauraville

Did you know that you can learn how to use power tools such as table saw, drill press, and other tools for DIY projects? Classses on using power tools or home-repair how-tos are being held at Beths' DIY - call Beth for more information.

Beth's DIY in Lauraville
4321 Harford Road Baltimore Maryland 21218

(Don't forget that Beth makes keys!)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Art Studios for Rent in Hamilton (21214)

Did you know that you can rent studio space in Hamilton?

Please contact the Hamilton Arts Collective to find out about spaces available.


The HAC is located at the intersection of Harford Road and Hamilton Avenue. The entrance is on Hamilton Avenue.

5440 Harford Road
(Side Entrance)
Baltimore, MD 21214

Dance Academy Grand Opening Gala on Harford Rd (Hamilton 21214)

On Saturday, September 12, 2009, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts, celebrated their grand opening with 'A Night in Hamilton' gala at the Center, 5543 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214.

A great time was had by all who attended. Auctioned prizes, dance instruction, music, artwork, neighbors and great food helped make the evening a success. Working hard and swift, the owners of MCPA, Kristen Hernandez and Shannon Torres, outfitted the building, helped promote their fellow business owners, hosted ballerina tea parties for young dancers, welcomed the community to their performance space and held a wonderful opening gala.

Hamilton Lauraville Main Street wants to thank all the local businesses who helped make the MCPA opening gala a great event!


Regina Lansinger, Director
Hamilton Lauraville Main Street
5500 Harford Road - Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21214
410.319.7151 (fax)

Kristen Hernandez and Shannon Torres are the owners of MCPA at 5543 Harford Road

Some of MCPA dancers prepare to entertain

Tom & Amy Rhodes from Zeke's Coffee

William & Angelica Bosques from Lost in the 50's.

Bryan Rogoff donates his time playing the brand new Baby Grand

Thursday, September 10, 2009

'Ninotchka' continues film series (Lauraville)

The Donovan Fund Film Series

One Saturday a month, people gather to enjoy a classic film to benefit the Donovan Fund. Recent selections have included Buffalo Soldiers, An Affair to Remember and The Informer. The money raised from ticket sales goes to help low-income senior citizens handle emergency situations.

This Saturday, September 12, 2009 is the showing of the 1939 commedy classic Ninotchka, on hour of Greta Garbo's birthday.

The film is being shown at the Theatre on the Second Floor (above Chop Shop), 4321 Harford Road, Lauraville, Baltimore.

The seating is limited. For tickets, please call Chris Muldowney at 410-366-1980 Ex 271.

For more information, go to

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Live Music at the HAC (Hamilton Arts Collective, Baltimore 21214)

BYE HORUS continues their whirlwind US/Canada tour to grace the stage of the Hamilton Arts Collective.

Saturday, September 5th, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.

Bye Horus is at the crossroads of instrumental rock and imaginary poetry, painting in the listener's mind melodic and expressive soundscapes.

Hamilton Art Collective
5440 Harford Road
(Side Entrance)
Baltimore, MD 21214

First Friday in Hamilton (21214) - So much to do!

First Friday in Hamilton, Baltimore
Setember 4, 6 to 9:00 p.m. At the Hamilton Gallery 2927 Hamilton Avenue, Baltimore 21214 (Harford Road at Hamilton)

Guest Artist is Florida-based Irma Pina-Garner, who is showing beautiful silk prints hung on bamboo supports. You can see some of her artwork on display in the Gallery's window. In addition to the guest artist, a new show of member artwork will be installed for the month of September. Framed artwork, giclee prints, oils, water colors, mixed media, clay paitings, photography, jewelry, blown-glass, greeting cards - all are avaiable to see and purchase during the month. Please check out the Hamilton Gallery's website:

First Friday also extends to neighborhood restaurants for Happy Hour, dinner specials, coffee shops and gift shops in Hamilton and Lauraville.

New to First Friday this month is the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts, at 5543 Harford Road, where they are holding Zumba demostrations and a free dance lesson beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Finally a new line up at the Cellar Stage, located at Faith Community United Methodist Church at 5315 Harford Road. The webiste for more information is