Friday, July 30, 2010

Winston Blick in the News

Read here about the new market idea in Hamilton by Clementine's owner and chef Winston Blick.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Save the Date for Greater Lauraville Fair: September 25, 2010

To all our friends and neighbors in Greater Lauraville,

This is just a quick note to let you know that once again we are gearing up for another Greater Lauraville Fair. This year we will have some very unique attractions for you, the first of which is a screening of a film from our local director turned Baltimore hero Matt Porterfield. He will be showing a tape looped version of his film Hamilton continually all day. We are going to have an eclectic mix of Musical talents, an array of local artisans and crafts people and as always local food treats. Molly’s kid’s area will once again be the toast of the younger set. The neighborhood associations will also be there to catch you up on the events of the past year. We are also arranging for MICA sculpture students and faculty to have some of their work on display.

Save the date September 25th, 2010, the last Saturday of the month, and only because we have learned from history we will have a rain date of the following Saturday if necessary.

Please email me with any questions or comment
greaterlauravillefair@Yahoo.com

Thanks again for our great community and all our fantastic neighbors look forward to seeing all of you there.

John Kovacevich
Chair of Greater Lauraville Fair

Vendors participating at the Hamilton Street Festival 2010


1. Found Studios & Kflick Studios
2. Pinkkiss pottery & Sugar Paperie
3. Clever Cat Bags
4. Spaghetti Kiss
5. Stephney Wallace
6. Fisticuffs
7. Full Sanction
8. Inka Kuya
9. A Spirit Within
10. Collector’s Corner
11. Mia Sorella, Linda Schaefer & Gina
Cellinese
12. David LaMason
13. Soctt – Shawn Theron
14. She’s So Pretty
15. Design By Night
16. Paula Ibey
17. Three Stone Step
18. Jenny Jen & Green Star Studio
19. Healing Fields Whole Body Care
20. Tiger Lily & Littlest Bean

Stage Schedule for Hamilton Street Festival & Classic Car Show

17th Annual Hamilton Street Festival
& Classic Car Show
Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stage Schedule


Hamilton Stage

12:15-City Slides
1:15-Good Guise
2:15-Pirate for Sail
3:15-James Garafolo Trio
4:15-Gag School
5:15-Puddle
6:15-Honkey Kong
7:15 4 Footer

Gibbons Stage

12:00 The 50 Sevens
1:00 Greatest Funeral Ever
2:00 Summer Coat
3:00 Muscle Twin
4:00 The Motorettes
5:00 Jeremiah Clark
6:00 Mongoloidian Glow
7:00 Gary B. and the Notions

Street performances will include
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts
& Baltimore Kapoiera!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

HCC on WYPR's "The Signal"

An interview with Arthur Morgan from Hamilton Crop Circle was broadcasted on the Signal on July 16. His interview starts about 17 minutes into the program.

Manley House Dedication




From the Habitat America Website:


John Manley House is a brand new senior apartment community in a fully rehabilitated historic building, formerly St Dominic’s School, located in the heart of Hamilton Hills. Offering one and two bedroom floor plans with many great amenities, John Manley House is a great place to call "home!" This award-winning renovation was dedicated on Wednesday 7/14. Pictured in the large group photo:


Back: Earl Armiger, Tina Apps, Kathy Ebner, Scott Armiger, Matt Bolyard
Front: Polly Duke, Councilman Bob Curran, Fr. Jim Kiessel, David Owens
Small group photo: Southway Builders were presented the "Boot Award" Scott Baldwin, Matt Boylard, Paul Littmann


Pertschuk and DeMarco at Will's Hairstyling on Harford Road


Will's Hair Salon/Barber Shop will be hosting the author Michael Pertschuk & subject of his book, Vinny DeMarco, on Saturday, July 24th from 10-1


5121 Harford Road.

Red Canoe in the News

Read about the Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe in Lauraville...

News about the PTW move to Hamilton

IF you want to read more about the Performance Theatre Workshop's move to Harford Road in Hamilton, read it here...

Some pics from this week's Tuesday Market

Here is a link to a market shopper's view of Tuesday Market in Lauraville...

Thank you, Peter!

Altman's "McCabe and Mrs Miller" at the Hamilton Gallery

MOVING PICTURES AT THE HAMILTON gALLERY
5502 Harford Road
McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971)
Saturday July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Free to get in, with donations to the Gallery welcomed.
Introductions and Discussions lead by Rich Hessler,
radio announcer and avid film collector
McCabe and Mrs. Miller is one of Robert Altman’s naturalist films, the director called it an “anti-western film” because the film ignores or subverts a number of Western conventions.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cut-A-Thon at the Chop Shop (Lauraville 21214) to benefit the Hamilton Crop Circle

("Vintage Hairdryer" by Artiana Deco)

News from Lisa, owner of the Chop Shop Hair salon:

Spread the news! Baltimore's Chop Shop hair salon is hosting it's first-ever Cut-a-Thon this month! The event will take place on Monday, July 26 from noon to four at the shop, which is located at 4321 Harford Road. This is a charity event and the suggested donation is $15 for each cut. All proceeds will go directly to the Hamilton Crop Circle, a local group that seeks to engage the greater community in the benefits of an organic, sustainable, and peaceful lifestyle (visit www.hamiltoncropcircle.com for more information). It's a great opportunity to support two local efforts at once and get yourself a great new 'do, so we hope to see you on July 26th for a fantastic afternoon at the Chop Shop!

The Chop Shop of Baltimore
4321 Harford Road
Lauraville
Baltimore

Today (July 15) is the last day to vote for Koco's Pub Crab Cakes


New from Marcella, owner of Koco's Pub:

We are now in the lead by 16 votes WOOHOO!!!! Today is the last day to vote by 5pm! Keep the momentum going SO WE CAN WIN THIS THING!!! Get everyone you know to vote Koco's Pub for Best Crab Cake one last time today!
With Love and Gratitude,
Marcella

B magazine is holding a poll on ultimate Baltimore crabs, including crab cakes: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bthesite/blog/2010/07/ultimate_baltimore_crabs_vote.html

Will's Hairstyling named "Top Neighborhood Dad"


Will Colhouer, owner of Will's Hairstyling Shop at 5121 Harford Road in Lauraville, was named as one of "Baltimore's Top Neighborhood Dads." Will was nominated by the Waltherson Improvement Association.


The award was presented by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday, June 17th at the Baltimore Rowing & Resource Center.


Quote from Mayor: Four years ago, I launched the "Baltimore's Top Neighborhood Dads" contest as part of an ongoing effort to refocus the City's resources and energy to our neighborhoods. Last month, it gave me great pleasure to recognize Baltimore's Top Moms. This afternoon, it is a privilege to honor dedicated men who have given selflessly to keep Baltimore's neighborhoods Better, Safer, and Stronger.


I say this having grown up the daughter of a famous fighter, someone who never backed down if he thought he was right: Pete Rawlings. My father spent his whole professional career in service to this City, demanding accountability and striving for excellence. His legacy - a public servant until his final days - is with me each day I step into City Hall.


- Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Congratulations, Will!


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

410.319.7150
410.319.7151 (fax)

Monday, July 12, 2010

17th Annual Hamilton Street Festival and Classic Car Show

Hamilton Street Festival and Classic Car Show 2010

Saturday July 31st
11:00 a.m. to 8: p.m.
Harford Road at Hamilton Ave

Two stages with all -day music, dance and martial arts performances, cars, craft and food vendors.

Music Stage:
Gary B and the Notions
The Motorettes
Pirates for Sail
Honkey Kong
Gag School
4 Footer
Puddle

DJ Stage:
The DJ Sun
Joe Kopasek
Costa
Tzeech

Featuring Performances and Exhibitions by:
Mustang Club of Maryland
CMAS Martial Arts
Baltimore Capoeira
Mid-Atlantic Center for Performing Arts

For more information, promotions@hamiltonlauravillemainstreet.org

Check out the 2009 Hamilton Festival highlights

Pic of Hamilton Tavern's Roof-Top Garden


From the gardener himself, Arthur Gray Morgan posted on Facebook pics from the Hamilton's Tavern Roof-Top Garden. Here is a one!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Celebration at Harford Gardens Care









On Thursday evening, July 8th, employees of the Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU), visited Harford Gardens Care & Rehabilitation Center at 4700 Harford Road. With festive tropical decorations, food, fresh lemonade, a DJ, lots of dancing & caring people, a great time was had by all! MECU brought gifts and laughter to the residents and left with smiles on their faces! Employees of Harford Gardens thanked MECU for their generous gifts for the residents and for taking the time to show they care!

Perverse Poetry at the Hamilton Gallery

Featuring: Sarah Jane Miller, Lawrence Lead, Ken Carps
Friday July 16 at 8 p.m.
www.hamiltonarts.org

Call for Community Chorus Singers (Hamilton 21214)

CALLING ALL WHO LIKE TO SING!
NEW -- HAMILTON COMMUNITY CHORUS
Auditions Being Held Now -- All Voices Needed!
(Simple Audition – No sight-reading required).
Please contact Kathryn Pendergrass, Music Director, to set up an audition or for more information.
Email: kmastermusic@aol.com; Telephone: 410-340-2212.
Rehearsals will begin in September, 2010 on Monday Evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at HAMILTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 5532 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214.

Moving Picture Night at the Hamilton Gallery on July 24

MOVING PICTURES AT THE
HAMILTON gALLERY
5502 Harford Road

McCabe and Mrs Miller (1971)
Sat July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Free to get in, with donations to the Gallery welcomed.

Introductions and Discussions lead by Rich Hessler,
radio announcer and avid film collector
McCabe and Mrs. Miller is one of Altman’s naturalist films, the director called it an “anti-western film” because the film ignores or subverts a number of Western conventions.

Read amount Clementines multiple uses for ..... Blueberries

The Baltimore Sun writes about the different ways Chef Winston serves blueberries at Clementine....

Read the full article here!


Hamilton Beekeeper keeps Clementine in the honey!











Clementine is keepin' it local! With honey, that is. Purchasing fresh raw honey from a Hamilton neighborhood bee-keeper is yet another way that local residents & local restaurant owners are able to work together. Seen in these pictures, the beekeeper smokes the bees from the nest, checks for honey in each nest and harvests the honeycomb.

Some bee facts:
  • Queen bees have a life span of about 2-5 years.
  • Drones, male bees, live 40-50 days.
  • Most bees are workers, female bees who make honey & sting in defense. They live 1-4 months.
  • A bee grows from an egg to an adult worker in 21 days.
  • Queens lay thousands of eggs in the warm summer months.
Bee curious!
Regina Lansinger, Director
Hamilton Lauraville Main Street
5500 Harford Road - Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21214
410.319.7150
410.319.7151 (fax)
www.hamiltonlauravillemainstreet.org

17th Annual Hamilton (Baltimore 21214) Street Festival and Classic Car Show July 31 st

Hamilton Street Festival and Classic Car Show 2010

Saturday July 31st
11:00 a.m. to 8: p.m.
Harford Road at Hamilton Ave

Two stages with all -day music, dance and martial arts performances, cars, craft and food vendors.

Music Stage:
Gary B and the Notions
The Motorettes
Pirates for Sail
Honkey Kong
Gag School
4 Footer
Puddle

DJ Stage:
The DJ Sun
Joe Kopasek
Costa
Tzeech

Wil's Hairstyling taking a Vacation

From Will’s Hairstyling Shop

5121 Harford Road

410-426-0142

We’re on vacation!

See you next week on July 15th!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Argonne Drive Bridge in Lauraville







All photos by Regina Lansinger, HLMS


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Congressman Sarbanes visited the construction site of the Argonne bridge this morning. This is a $7,000,000 shovel-ready job that is funded entirely through Federal stimulus money. The Argonne Drive Bridge, which crosses over Herring Run west of Harford Road, is now closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic for emergency repair work. The Department of Transportation with the help of American Infrastructure, is in the process of rehabilitating the Argonne Drive bridge.

Report Graffiti in Hamilton and Lauraville


Hamilton Mural Project needs your ideas!


Hamilton Mural Project is looking for people with ideas and help in designing a mural project for Hamilton Elementary and Middle School. Mural workshops are scheduled for July 8, July 12, and July 15 at the School - 6101 Old Harford Road.
Painting will begin on July 19th.
For more information, please call 443-226-0454.

Manley House Dedication July 14 (Hamilton 21214)

Dedication and Grand Opening of John Manley House
(Formerally St. Dominic's Elementary School)
July 14, 2010 @ 2:00 p.m.
5300 Harford Road

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hamilton Crop Circle Fund Raiser at the Hamilton Tavern (21214)

Fundraiser for Hamilton Crop Circle on Wednesday night July 7 starting at 9:00 pm.

Hamilton Tavern
5517 Harford Road
Hamilton
Baltimore, MD 21214

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street's first "Indie 900' Downhill Derby"






As news of Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street's first "Indie 900' Downhill Derby" race gets out, details will emerge. Look for completed kit cars in the following places soon: Hamilton Vacuum, Hamilton Federal Bank, Zeke's Coffee, Murph's Garage, Hamilton Tire & Car Care/Goodyear, Tuesday Market in Lauraville & a few other places. Clementine's racer is displayed in the restaurant window.

For Race information and raffle tickets, please contact Main Street.

Regina Lansinger, Director
Hamilton Lauraville Main Street
5500 Harford Road - Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21214
410.319.7150
410.319.7151 (fax)
www.hamiltonlauravillemainstreet.org

Hamilton Crop Circle in the news

In the Urbanite's new e-zine of Baltimore environmental news, Heather Dewar writes about Arthur Morgan and the Hamilton Crop Circle.

Read the article here.

Hamilton Crop Circle on the radio.

While watering the Hamilton Tavern's Roof-Top Garden, Arthur Morgan of Hamilton Crop Circle was interviewed by WAMU's (DC - 88.5 FM) Cathy Duchamp.

Listen to the interview here: Extreme Urban Agriculture In Baltimore




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