Thursday, April 29, 2010

Councilman Curran as Guest Bartender to Benefit the Northeast Parks District: Fundraiser at the Parkside April 29 at 5:00 p.m.

News from Colleen & Chris:

Parkside with be hosting the Northeast Parks District Happy Hour FUNdraiser today from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. There will be live music, a special menu, guest bartender Councilman Curran and more!

Don't worry, it's still Thursday Burger Night and a portion of all sales will go to the Northeast Parks District. Hope to see you here!

The Parkside Fine Food & Spirits

4709 Harford Road,

Baltimore, MD 21214

Monday, April 26, 2010

Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe in Lauraville: One of Baltimore's "most sustainable restaurants"

Three HLMS restaurants were named most sustainable in Baltimore by the Baltimore Green Works- read the article here.

# 4 on the list - Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe- Peter's magnificent muffins keep customers coming back for more. The recipes might be a secret, but the word is out about the muffins!

Clementine in Hamilton: one of Baltimore's "most sustainable restaurants"

Three HLMS restaurants were named most sustainable in Baltimore by the Baltimore Green Works- read the article here.

#3 on the list - Clementine - The sustainability tour continues to Clementine, in Hamilton, which uses local sources of food such as fresh honey from a Hamilton bee keeper and produce from the Hamilton Crop Circle.

Chameleon Cafe in Lauraville: one of Baltimore's "most sustainable restaurants"

Three HLMS restaurants were named most sustainable in Baltimore by the Baltimore Green Works- read the article here.

#2 on the list is the Chameleon Cafe in Lauraville - Owner and Chef Jeff Smith (not pictured here) uses the fresh produce from the Hamilton Crop Circle. Great wine selection, Fantastic Food, Friendly Atmostphere.

Pics from Will's Hairstyling and Soft Touch Photography Fundraising Event

Will's Hairstyling at 5121 Harford Road and Soft Touch Photography by Cynthia at 5123 Harford Road held a fund raiser on Easter which benefits research on Autism and its causes. The event raised $625.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lauraville's Chef Mac in the Sun

Read the full article here!

Chef Mac's Louisiana Cuisine
4311 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 319-6227

Hours of Operation
Mon - Thurs: 12 Noon - 8 PM
Fri + Sat: 12 Noon - 9 PM
Sunday: Closed

Bobwhites at the Parkside in Lauraville (21214)

The Bobwhites will be playing tonight, April 23rd, at the Parkside starting at 9:00 p.m.
The Parkside Fine Food and Spirits
4709 Harford Road

Earth Day in Hamilton and Lauraville 2010

A Busy Day in the Neighborhood!

Mark, Shane & Nicole continue with Earth Week activities at the Earth Day Happy Hour at Parkside Fine Food & Spirits. So far, they have coordinated a Rain Barrel building workshop, Bike repair at Beth’s DIY, Earth Yoga at Welcome Om. And coming up is Composting 101 with Hamilton Crop Circle on Friday afternoon & the Community Garden Exchange on Saturday at 4500 Harford Road. Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge information & brochures are available at the NOGLI office, 4711 Harford Road, above the Parkside. Need details? 410-444-9188

The Parkside Fine Food & Spirits
Organic Beer in celebration of Earth Day
Chris displays some of the great organic beers available in celebration of Earth Day at the Parkside Fine Food & Spirits.

Mother's Day Gifts at Studio C in Lauraville (21214)

(picture from Studio C Facebook )

News from Constance, owner of Studio C:

Can you even believe it?!? Only two more weeks until Mother’s Day. If you have a mother, know a mother or are a mother, Studio C Jewelry & Gifts has the perfect Mother’s Day gift for you!

From gorgeous jewelry, clothing and accessories plus eco-friendly gifts, Studio C has the perfect item for that lovely lady in your life.

Just in: picture frames, crystal perfume bottles, pretty soaps and more = Fabulous!

Stop in between now and Sunday, May 9th to receive 20% off any one Studio C Jewelry item. Now, how can you go wrong?!

Studio C Jewelry & Gifts is Lauraville’s “hidden gem”

Love your Mother!

Also, don’t forget, if it’s your birthday month, you get 20% off any one Studio C Jewelry item.

Want to host a wine and cheese jewelry party at the shop? Great opportunity for discounted and free jewelry! Stop in for details.

Are you, or do you know someone getting married? I can also create jewelry for your special day. Come in and let’s talk!--

Constance Scott
Studio C Jewelry & Gifts
4337 B Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Thursday & Friday 10 am to 3 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pictures of Earth Day Event at the Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe

Several tables were set up with a still life inspiration & pastels for eager artists to try their best.

Susan Brightman, artist & teacher at City Neighbors, instructs a young artist using pastels to draw a fish.

Susan Detwiler, illustrator, signs a copy of Panda Earthquake Escape as Clayton, John & Clayton III look on.

A young artist works as Susan Detwiler signs copies of her book Panda's Earthquake Escape.
Read the event annoucement below....

Nicole, owner of Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe, writes:

Thursday 5:00 p.m. 4/22 night join us for the first in a series of events to bring books, art and community together.

Meet illustrator Susan Detwiler, Panda's Earthquake Escape, and spend an evening sketching with area art teacher Susan Brightman. All completed sketches will be sent to the Wings of Hope orphanage in Haiti. The children there have been making drawings for us, too, although they haven't arrived quite yet.

As always, here at Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe you will eat well, drink the best local small batch roastery coffee, find all your neighbors, and have a good moment of peace in the garden.

Nicole and Peter
Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe
4337 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214

More Earth Day News in Hamilton and Lauraville

More Earth Day News from Nicole of Neighborhoods of Greater Lauraville, Inc (NOGLI)

Happy Earth Day NOGLIland!!!

I know some of you have to work all day, so when do you get tocelebrate Earth Day?! Do it tonight at 4709 Harford Rd...

5 - 6 pm: FREE Earth Yoga with Velvet of Welcome Om Yoga, located onthe second floor of 4709 Harford Rd. (above Parkside Fine Food and Spirits)!

5 - 7 pm: Earth Day Happy Hour at the Parkside with NOGLI and BNEC.

We'll be raffling off FREE trees and NOGLI t-shirts.

Parkside has brought in an awesome assortment of organic/local/biodynamic beer and wine which will be sold at half-price, as well as all organic ingredients for some one of a kind Earth Day appetizers (for under$8)!

Some appetizers include:
--Springfield Farms Organic Free Range Duck egg quiche with dill and Pecorino Romano
--Confit rabbit with local asparagus and golden beets with Grand Marnier vinegar
--Homemade ravioli with spinach and wild mushrooms in a white winesauce.

Peak Organic Amber Ale will be on tap, too!

So come over to 4709 Harford Raod and wind down with Welcome Om Yoga, the Parkside,the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, and NOGLI!

~NOGLI Nicole

St. Dominic's "Clean Team" is doing its part for Earth Week on Harford Road

Here is something from St. Dominic's church for Earth Week:

On Saturday, April 24 at 9:00am - 11am, the members of the parish "Clean Team" will go into a parish neighborhood to pick up trash. The "Clean Team" will be wearing specially designed T-shirts & vests with the St. Dominic Parish logo attached. In case of bad weather, the rain date will be May 1st. Want to join in? Call Deacon Jim Mann at 410-254-9172.

Garden Swap at 4500 Harford Road on April 24

Earth Day News - Worm Composting 101 Class

Earth Day News from NOGLI:

NOGLI and Hamilton Crop Circle are planning on hosting a Worm Composting 101 class at 4500 Harford Road this Friday, April 23rd, from 4 to 5pm.

Thank you!

The Sun lists Baltimore's most sustainable restaurants - 3 are in Hamilton and Lauraville

Harford Road's Chameleon, Clementine, and the Red Canoe are three restaurants out of five listed. Full article is here.

Did you know the Hamilton Crop Circle picks up garbage from The Chameleon, Clementine, Hamilton Tavern & Zeke's Coffee to prepare compost for their vegetable gardens, which supply the restaurants with produce?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Clementine in the Baltimore Sun

An article by Richard Gorelick about Hamilton's Clementine is in this week's Baltimore Sun. You can read the article here.

5402 Harford Road

Music Lineup for Art Crawl Saturday May 8 at 4500 Harford Road

Check out the music line-up for May 8th Bizarre Art Bazaar of Main Street's 4th Annual Art Crawl event. Stay tuned for more information

12PM - Sea Couch
1PM - Noah Kain
2PM - Drew Harris
3PM - Atom Fisher and friends

Saturday May 8
Bizarre Art Bazaar
4500 Harford Road
Home of the Tuesday Market

Special event: Look for the community art project at the Bazaar.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Fling May 1st at City Neighbors Hamilton

All are welcome to the Spring Fling 2010 at City Neighbors Hamilton School. Games, including pony rides, will be held at the event. For more information, please call 443-329-5305.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Peace, Love, and Bike Repair at Beth's DIY in Lauraville (21214)

Spring repair news from Beth of Beth's DIY in Lauraville:

Hi everyone -La La La Laaaaaaaa! It's time to tune up your bicycle. On Monday April 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Beth's DIY Workshop is hosting a Do-It-Yourself (with some help from some local bicycle enthusiasts) Bicycle tune up. This is your chance to get your bike in shape so you can get in shape and reduce your carbon footprint. It doesn't get any better than that!

Bring you Bike around to the back yard at 4321 Harford Road, April 19, from 4 to 8.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spa Day at the Chop Shop - A great Mother's Day gift!

Happy Spring from the Chop Shop!

For the rest of April if you purchase any facial $40 and up you will recieve a free eyebrow, lip, or chin wax. Mother's Day Special; a great gift for moms or for treating yourself. A great package including a manicure, pedicure and a deep cleansing/relaxing facial for only $100. Gift Certificates Available
Please call 410-426-2300 to schedule appointments.

Lisa Hawks
4321 Harford Road
Baltimore 21214

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lauraville Acoustic Showcase April 18, 7 p.m. @ the Chameleon

From Paul Iwancio:

Hola! The 4th edition of the Lauraville Acoustic Showcase is coming up on Sunday April 18, and it promises to be a VERY special evening of truly excellent music! For starters, our feature performer is the exquisite Laura Baron from down DC way. From blues to bossa, to ballads and beyond, Laura’s award-winning songs – and her performing of them – will leave you breathless and calling for more!

And as if that wouldn’t be enough, joining her for the evening will be legendary guitar-master Mac Walter! ... I may sit in a little on bass, as well. Not to mention Cameo performances by emerging soul/blues/jazz keyboardist and songwriter Teporah, exciting newcomer Janice B., and Eliot freakin’ Bronson (solo! when’s the last time you saw Eliot play solo?!?). And possibly a surprise or two…

The Chameleon is a warm, friendly room with great sound, and there’s lots of free parking. The gourmet kitchen will not be open, but drinks and snacks will be available. Door open at 6:30, music starts at 7 p.m. sharp. Cover charge is $5.
Tell your friends: there’s really good live music in Lauraville!

John & Paul

P.S. Please forward this on to music lovers you know – thanks!
Lauraville Acoustic Showcase
April 18 @ 7 p.m.
$5 cover
The Chameleon
4341 Harford Rd

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pasta Dinner at Clementine to raise funds for Neighborhood Playground at Faith Community in Hamilton (21214)

Pasta Dinner @ Clementine to raise money for the outdoor a new play space at Faith Community Play School in Hamilton. All proceeds will go towards getting a new playground.

Date: Monday, April 19, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Clementine
5402 Harford Road

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Hour at Brannan's to benefit Hamilton Art Gallery April 12

Recycle, Reuse, Renew at the Main Street's Yard Sale Extended through May

Hamilton Lauraville Main Street's first yard sale located at the 4500 Harford Road (home of Tuesday Market) was a hit the first Saturday in April! Everyone did so well (over $100 in sales) that we decided to extend the sale through May.
There will be a yard sale at 4500 Harford Road each Saturday through April and on May 1, May 15, May 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Don't miss the opportunity to recycle your goods to others.
You can visit our website for an application. Or, if you wish to set up at the next sale, see a volunteer at the Main Street table to get your application. Someone will be there between 7 - 7:30 a.m. You will need a table and chair.

Come and enjoy the day, make some money and retun to a clutter free home.

Pam Wallace

"Wrap Me Up" dress party at Kapacity Boutique in Lauraville (21214)

News from Kapacity Boutique in Lauraville:

Hi Everyone!!

This is an INVITATION TO THE "WRAP ME UP" party!





Visit to see some of the styles!!!

LOCATION: Kapacity Boutique
4327 Harford Rd 2nd flr
Lauraville, Baltimore, MD 21214

Light refreshments will be served

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 18, 2010, Spaghetti Dinner and Auction to benefit Scout Troop 161 at the Church of the Messiah(21214)

News about Boy Scouts Troop 161’s upcoming Spaghetti Dinner and Auction:

Join us for a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction to benefit Boy Scouts Troop 161, held on Sunday, April 18th at the Church of the Messiah on the corner of Harford Road and White Ave.

Seatings are from 1-3p and 4-6p.

Tickets are $8 for ages 12 and up; $4 for ages 6-11; kids 5 and under are free. Ticket includes spaghetti with homemade meat or marinara sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverage and dessert.

Auction items from local merchants, including Koco's Pub, Zorba's Pizza, the Chameleon Cafe, Studio C Jewelry and Gifts, and the Red Canoe. All proceeds benefit the troops' camping and supply fund (to offset the cost of summer camp).

Please contact Bernadette for

Thank you for your support!

Hamilton Vaccum and Janitorial Supply in Hamilton (21214)

Stephanie & Rich Marsiglia, owners of Hamilton Vacuum and Janitorial Supply, have been operating their retail business in Hamilton for 18 years. Hamilton Vacuum has moved three times to accommodate their growing business, and is now located at 5421 Harford Road. Selling & servicing products that every household needs, Hamilton Vacuum continues to be a model retail business on Harford Road. Rich & Stephanie have outfitted the old facade of the building to reflect their vision for great design. A real eye-catcher! Great job!
5421 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Friday, April 2, 2010

Donovan Film Festival: "Petrified Forest" April 17 @ 7 p.m. (21214)

Please Join Us for
Donovan Film Festival
Bette Davis' B-Day Film
“Petrified Forest” (1936)

Early Gangster Noir with Bette Davie & Leslie Howard, break out film for Humphrey Bogart.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
7:00 pm
4321 Harford Road
(Above the Chop Shop)
Lauraville Baltimore
Suggested Donation $10

This film is part of a series to benefit The Donovan Fund,which assists medically fragile Baltimore City seniors with fixed incomes.The Fund helps seniors pay BGE bills and purchase supplies much-needed items such as mattresses, air conditioners, hearing aids, and medical equipment.
For Reservations, please contact Chris Muldowney
410-366-1980, x271

Holiday decor finally down!

Sorry to disappoint those who were looking forward to "Christmas in July," but the holiday season is declared officially over.
The decorations are down at Hamilton Avenue and Harford Road.