Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Traffic Advisory for July 30th on Harford Road

Traffic Advisory

Hamilton Street Festival and Classic Car Show

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the road closures in effect for the Hamilton Street Festival and Classic Car Show which will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 2:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with detours and parking restrictions in effect:
  • Harford Road between White and Echodale Avenues
  • The 2900-3000 blocks of Hamilton Avenue
Motorists traveling in this vicinity should be on the watch for pedestrians and should consider using alternate routes.

Adrienne Barnes
Kathy Chopper
(410) 361-9296

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Yummy News from the Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe (in the heart of Lauraville 21214)

Yummy News from Nicole, owner of the Red Canoe Bookstore Cafe:

Well hello everyone!

Cranberry chocolate chip with orange flavored icing? Peach cobbler? Apple and mango and toasted pecans? Sounds like muffins at Red Canoe. Yup. Fresh, wholesome, delicious. And if you missed today’s muffin moment try our hand rolled pizza for lunch. Traditional or not. With sausage and marinara or with figs, blue cheese and bacon. Or another delightful and surprising combination of flavor and texture.

The real key is serving food that is fresh and made to order – right here in the heart of Lauraville where you can always find good books and coffee and some great neighbors.

See you later,

Nicole and Peter
Red Canoe
4337 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214

Tuesday Market Mural comes to life in Lauraville (Baltimore 21214)

Bmore Murals: Horizontal Street Painting from Whitney Frazier on Vimeo.

Donation and Assistance Request from Major Darryl De Sousa, Northeast District

Following is a request from Major DeSousa. If you are able to donate any of the items listed please contact him at:  Darryl.DeSousa@BaltimorePolice.org

Good Afternoon NED Family,

Unfortunately there was a fire yesterday at the residence of 3 BPD Officers located at Morningside Height Apartments (Owings Mills). It is a blessing that no lives were lost. 2 of the 3 officers are assigned to the Northeast District; Officer Sheena Cole and Officer Yoland Brown.

If any community leaders, members, or friends have any old or new items to donate it would be greatly appreciated. I have listed below just a few things that they may need a hand with. Thank you in advance.

Officer Sheena Cole's 2 yr old daughter
Shoe size Children's 8

Officer Sheena Cole
Large Top
Pants 8,9,10

Officer Yolanda Brown's 16 yr old Son
33 waist/36 length
Shoe size 12.5

Officer Yolanda Brown
Medium Top
Pant size 12
Shoe Size 9

Toiletries, furniture, and household items will probably be needed.

Major Darryl De Sousa
Commander, Northeast District
Office - 410-396-2440
1900 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hamilton Street Festival Music Schedule: July 30th on Harford Road (Baltimore 21214)

18th Annual Hamilton Street Festival Music Schedule: July 30, 2011 on Harford Road (Baltimore 21214)

12-The Fifty Sevens
1-The Sketties
2-Pirates For Sail
3-My Useless Self
6-Almighty Senators

11:15-The Pakiva Blues Band
1:15-Garnet Hearts
2:15-Breakfast Club
3:15-Nights Bridge
4:15-Sean K. Preston
5:15-Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band
6:15-The Pescatones

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Update on the Hamilton Elementary/Middle School Garden Partnership with Hamilton Crop Circle

Update on the Hamilton Elementary/Middle School Garden Partnership with Hamilton Crop Circle

With summer here and temperatures soaring, lawns across the city will soon be scorched and brown. However, Hamilton Elementary/Middle School will display a lush, green lawn and garden thanks to a new, state of the art rainwater capture system and rain garden.

Today, Hamilton is home to a beautiful community garden that was cultivated in partnership with the community-led Hamilton Crop Circle. Over 3,500 square feet, the garden produces tomatoes, corn, beets, carrots, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, and other fruits and vegetables. Three local restaurants, the Chameleon Café, Hamilton Tavern, and Clementine serve the food to their customers. In October 2010, the Parks and People Foundation nominated Hamilton for Outstanding Schoolyard Garden, for its commitment to environmental education.

This system will provide clean water to the entire school garden and campus green area. Featured is a three-ton boulder, which emits clean, drinkable water from underground water tanks.

The school uses the garden for many academic activities.

· A time-lapse photography system is installed in the garden so children can track the growth of the plants.

· Arthur Morgan, one of the founders of the Hamilton Crop Circle, teaches gardening two days a week to the students.

· Morgan teaches the students about plants, insects, the environment, composting, and sustainability.

· Morgan and the children tend to the garden by planting, seeding, weeding, mulching, and watering.

Overall the garden instilled a sense of pride in Hamilton students, parents and neighbors in regard to the school. It is often hard to infuse children with a love for learning, but the garden at Hamilton has done just that. Students are now eager and enthusiastic to learn more about their garden and all of its different facets, including the math and science they learn while gardening.

Dont' miss the 2011 Hamilton Street Festival and Classic Car Show on July 30th

Video from the 2009 Hamilton Street Festival

Zumba Classes at Faith Community on Harford Road in Hamilton (Baltimore 21214)

It's Fun ~ It's Fitness ~ It's ZUMBA
Tuesdays (Starting July 19th) from 6:00 to 7:00
$7 per class
Instructor: Amaadi Coleman
Contact: 240-706-5535 (instructor's mobile)
410-426-8177 (church office number)

Join Amaadi Coleman starting on Tuesday, July 19 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. for a Latin music based dance and fitness class - at a pace that both the novice and most experienced dance enthusiasts can enjoy.

The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

Never danced? No rhythm? No worries!

Come for the fun – we’ll help you with the rest.

Drop-in for just $7!

Classes are held in  the Lower Social Hall.
Please use the single-door entrance opposite from Dunkin Donuts.

Faith Community Church
Lower Social Hall
5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Green Onion in Hamilton (Baltimore 21214)

If you have not already noticed the new business coming to the corner of Hamilton Avenue & Harford Road, here is a sneak peek. Construction is under way and moving right along. It shouldn't be long now!