Roland Park

Roland Park's Fourth of July parade draws a (political) crowd

Roland Park's Fourth of July parade draws a (political) crowd

"Laid-back" is how Chris McSherry, president of the Roland Park Civic League, described the neighborhood's annual Fourth of July Parade. It was so laid back that McSherry, shortly before the parade was set to start, was walking around, asking prominent parade goers if they wanted to serve as grand marshal.  Read more ...

Roland Park's Whitehurst is Baltimore Messenger female athlete of year

Roland Park's Whitehurst is Baltimore Messenger female athlete of year

Roland Park Country School's Francesca Whitehurst couldn't have imagined a more enjoyable junior year than the one she just completed.  Read more ...

Roland Park's CeCe Finney earns top girls lacrosse honors

Roland Park's CeCe Finney earns top girls lacrosse honors

When it came to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference playoffs for Roland Park Country School, opponents focused on stopping Reds All-American midfielder CeCe Finney.  Read more ...

Burglar breaks into Northern District police station; caught wearing police jacket [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Frustration with crime evident at public safety summit

Frustration with crime evident at public safety summit

The written questions from the audience of more than 100 people came fast and furious on cards read aloud by City Councilman Bill Henry, moderator of the 3rd annual Public Safety Summit at Morgan State University on Saturday.  Read more ...

Parks & People president leaving after 21 years

Parks & People president leaving after 21 years

Leaving the Parks & People Foundation is not something that President and Chief Executive Officer Jackie Carrera ever saw herself doing. For her, the job — leading an organization that helps to improve the quality of life in Baltimore's neighborhoods — has been the culmination of a career that began when she discovered her social conscience while taking an ethics class as a finance major at what is now Loyola University Maryland.  Read more ...

Roland Park resident shows his rare book collection of explorers

Roland Park resident shows his rare book collection of explorers

"I love history," declared David Scheffenacker Jr., telling the story of how, at age 25, he walked into a rare books store in downtown Baltimore.  Read more ...

There's a bittersweet love story behind author Patty Dann's sequel to 'Mermaids' [Hudson's Corner]

On a recent Thursday evening, my husband and I went to The Ivy Bookshop to hear Patty Dann read from her latest novel, "Starfish" (Greenpoint Press, 2013). It's the sequel to Dann's novel "Mermaids," known to many through its popular movie adaptation starring Winona Ryder, Bob Hoskins, Christina Ricci and Cher.  Read more ...

Day of Roland Park monthly meetings may change, but community spirit remains the same [Hudson's Corner]

For the final time, the Roland Park Civic League met at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday in February. Staring March 5, the league's monthly meetings switch permanently to Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  Read more ...

Chili cookoff sponsors hope to taste success in fixing water tower

Chili cookoff sponsors hope to taste success in fixing water tower

Looming figuratively in the background at the Roland Park Chili Cookoff on Feb. 22 was the old Roland Water Tower.  Read more ...

Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history

Zoning board member to depart as longest-serving in city's history

Courtney McKeldin, daughter-in-law of the late Republican governor and Baltimore mayor Theodore McKeldin and a well-known local public servant in her own right, will step down today as the longest-serving member of the city's zoning board.  Read more ...

Roland Park Chili Cookoff [Pictures]

Roland Park Chili Cookoff [Pictures]

Roland Park Civic League hosts a chili cookoff as a fundraiser for the Roland Park Green Space campaign on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Radisson Cross Keys in Cross Keys Village.  Read more ...

Hampden florist promotes Valentine's Day without roses

Hampden florist promotes Valentine's Day without roses

Hampden florist Libby Francis-Baxter is seeing red over roses.  Read more ...

Roland Park Civic League wrestles with Cross Keys gatehouse plans [Hudson's Corner]

I was unable to attend the December meeting of the Roland Park Civic League and missed a presentation by New York-based Ashkenazy Acquisitions Corporation. These owners of the Cross Keys Shopping Center came to present plans for proposed renovations there.  Read more ...

Loyola professors trying to buy up Video Americain DVDs

Loyola professors trying to buy up Video Americain DVDs

As Video Americain tries to sell its vast stock of 60,000 DVDs, humanities professors at Loyola University Maryland, led by film studies director and associate English professor Nicholas Miller, are pooling their departmental funds and raising money from students and alumni to purchase hundreds of cream-of-the-crop films to use as teaching tools.  Read more ...

Roland Park Place retirement community offers prospective residents a 'taste'

In an effort to recruit new residents, Roland Park Place, a senior retirement community, is trying something unique.  Read more ...

Suspect threatens to shoot his mother [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Residents balk at rebuilding Cross Keys gatehouse

Residents balk at rebuilding Cross Keys gatehouse

Residents of the Village of Cross Keys are opposing plans by the owner of the Cross Keys Shopping Center to rebuild a gatehouse there.  Read more ...

Zagat sets sights on Hampden for new retail survey

Zagat sets sights on Hampden for new retail survey

Zagat is doing a retail survey of Baltimore businesses — and will be paying a visit to Hampden next week aboard a trolley.  Read more ...

North Baltimore Pictures of the Year [Photos]

North Baltimore Pictures of the Year [Photos]

Some of the top memorable moments captured by Baltimore Messenger photographers in 2013.  Read more ...

Boys basketball

Boys' Latin basketball exceeding early expectations

Boys' Latin basketball exceeding early expectations

When the season began, Boys' Latin basketball coach Cliff Rees doubted his Lakers could duplicate last year's success, when they went 22-5. But the Lakers are determined to show the third-year coach that he could be wrong.  Read more ...

Roland Park Country School to open public charter school

Roland Park Country School to open public charter school

Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015.  Read more ...

Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'

Greater Homewood honors those who help 'transform Baltimore'

Amanda Ruthven is a tireless volunteer in the Harwood neighborhood within Charles Village.  Read more ...

Roland Park Bakery and Deli closes after 30 years

Roland Park Bakery and Deli closes after 30 years

Anita Ward gave her loyal customers big hugs as she served them lunch Friday, Nov. 8.  Read more ...

Field hockey

Bryn Mawr field hockey working on a strong finish

Bryn Mawr field hockey working on a strong finish

As the regular season winds down, Bryn Mawr field hockey coach Jeanette Budzik is still searching for the right combination to key a strong playoff run.  Read more ...

Hampden shop offers a helping hand during shutdown

Hampden shop offers a helping hand during shutdown

Several of Sue Caldwell's regular customers at the Lovelyarns store in Hampden told her they are out of work until the government shutdown ends.  Read more ...

Former Gilman chaplain pushes beyond religious tolerance

Former Gilman chaplain pushes beyond religious tolerance

How could Christians who persecuted Jews preach love but practice hate?  Read more ...

Councilwoman fights Tamber's again, this time over planned eatery upstairs

Councilwoman fights Tamber's again, this time over planned eatery upstairs

When the Tamber's restaurant in Charles Village opened a bar upstairs called The Den in 2007, the community was up in arms and Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke convinced the city to shut down the bar for zoning violations.  Read more ...

City to expand Circulator bus line to north Baltimore

City to expand Circulator bus line to north Baltimore

Baltimore City plans to expand the Purple Route of the free Charm City Circulator bus line to University Parkway in north Baltimore, starting in fall 2014.  Read more ...

Johnny's is now taking reservations

Johnny's is now taking reservations

Johnny's opened last October with a first-come, first-seated policy, but the casual Foreman Wolf restaurant is now taking reservations.   Read more ...

Roland Park teaching to be subject of documentary

Roland Park teaching to be subject of documentary

When filmmaker Ramona Persaud decided to home-school her children, she soon realized how difficult it would be.  Read more ...

Seniors celebrate 25 years of Notre Dame University's Renaissance Institute

Seniors celebrate 25 years of Notre Dame University's Renaissance Institute

At 91, Isaac Rehert, a former farmer and journalist, and now a longtime retiree, is enjoying something of a renaissance.  Read more ...

Intruder robs and hits sleeping victim before fleeing [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

In a cyberspace age, it's harder to 'honor August' than it once was [Commentary]

I am working on a project with a woman who spends summers in Wyoming. For the last two months, we have had Tuesday morning phone chats. A lot can be organized via long distance and email.  Read more ...

Closing of Waverly Library for major renovations 'bittersweet'

Closing of Waverly Library for major renovations 'bittersweet'

Jacques Thompson, 12, was born a year after his mother, Anne Marie Lalmansingh, became manager of the Waverly Library branch. The Roland Park Elementary/Middle School seventh grader loves to read and is a regular at the Waverly branch. He also likes to visit other branches around the city with his mother from time to time, to see what they're like.  Read more ...

Appraisals surprise seniors at Antiques Roadshow-style event

Appraisals surprise seniors at Antiques Roadshow-style event

In 1970, one of Barbara Bonnell's favorite art galleries purchased a set of 12 framed, antique lithographs — one for each month of the year — for a client who, as it turned out, didn't want them after all.  Read more ...

Police to beef up patrols after a spike in street crime

Police to beef up patrols after a spike in street crime

Over a period of about five hours, a man was shot and two people were beaten early Wednesday in what police say is part of a surge in street robberies across the city.  Read more ...

Baltimore libraries are now as close as your e-reader

Baltimore libraries are now as close as your e-reader

Taking a class on how to download and upload e-books opened up a new world for senior citizen Betsy Cunningham.  Read more ...

Senator Theatre renovations close to finished

Senator Theatre renovations close to finished

The last time Buzz Cusack gave the Baltimore Messenger a tour of the Senator Theatre was in December 2012, six months after it closed for renovations. The single-screen theater's auditorium was stripped bare.  Read more ...

Woman robbed while paying for food (North Baltimore Crime Log)

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Nana Projects takes 'final bow' in Roland Park

Nana Projects takes 'final bow' in Roland Park

Nana Projects, the parade arts studio off West Cold Spring Lane in Evergreen that stages stiltwalking events, puppet shows and an annual parade school that draws people from around the world, is closing its doors at the end of the summer, founder Molly Ross announced Monday.   Read more ...

Something about her husband's birthday cake was definitely fishy [Hudson's Corner]

The summer birthday season in our family began with my husband's birthday, just before July Fourth. He never enjoys celebrating his birthday, but he likes cake and plenty of it.  Read more ...

Young Vic sails into new season and home with 'HMS Pinafore'

Young Vic sails into new season and home with 'HMS Pinafore'

Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera, "H.M.S. Pinafore," opens with the ship anchored in a British harbor and its sailors hard at work, scrubbing the decks for an expected, high-ranking visitor.  Read more ...

Roland Park residents wear their patriotism on their sleeves

Roland Park residents wear their patriotism on their sleeves

Nobody was more patriotic Thursday than native Russian Alex Finoggenoff.  Read more ...

As time marches on, so do Fourth of July parades

As time marches on, so do Fourth of July parades

Roland Park and Mount Washington will celebrate the Fourth of July in their usual style, with red, white and blue parades and popsicles.  Read more ...

Police investigating arson attack against Muslims [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia

Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia

Alex Brooks started studying Russian because he needed a language class and didn't want to take French.  Read more ...

S'ghetti Eddie's in Roland Park to close

S'ghetti Eddie's in Roland Park to close

S’ghetti Eddie’s will close down on June 12 in order to free up parking spaces for the recently expanded Miss Shirley's Cafe, said the Crazy Man Restaurant Group (CMRG), which owns both Cold Spring Lane restaurants.   Read more ...

Head butt breaks girlfriend's nose [Northern Baltimore crime log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance

Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance

Wounded veterans are getting free gym memberships and home exercise equipment, thanks to a nonprofit group founded by a Homeland woman, whose brother was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.  Read more ...

Batts apologizes for late police response in Roland Park

Batts apologizes for late police response in Roland Park

Tom Hoen's babysitter surprised two burglars as they stuffed small electronics, jewelry and cash into his son's backpack Tuesday morning. She said one told her, "The contractors are upstairs."  Read more ...

Roland Park Elementary/Middle School holds annual May Mart

Roland Park Elementary/Middle School holds annual May Mart

Tony Sartori, 61, and Sam Jenkins, 10, were fundraisers extraordinaire at the 85th annual May Mart on Saturday at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School.  Read more ...

A 'Passport' to the world of Druid Hill Park

A 'Passport' to the world of Druid Hill Park

A Roland Park resident has created a "passport" to Druid Hill Park.  Read more ...

Victim tells robber he has no cell phone -- then it rings [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Action in Maturity to mark 40th anniversary

Action in Maturity to mark 40th anniversary

Esther Bonnet, 100, is always thinking about new plans for Action in Maturity — as she has since she co-founded the transportation service for seniors more than 40 years ago.  Read more ...

A ROAR of support in Roland Park for national Autism Awareness Month

A ROAR of support in Roland Park for national Autism Awareness Month

Sitting at the kitchen counter, playing a game on his mother's cellphone, Nick Brooks looked like any other 13-year-old, except for an occasional hand clap and the burbles that his brothers affectionately call "Nicky noises."  Read more ...

Man sleeping under bridge robbed of scooter [North Baltimore Crime Log]

Man sleeping under bridge robbed of scooter [North Baltimore Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Recent fire illustrates need to be careful when working on old houses [Hudson's Corner]

Recent fire illustrates need to be careful when working on old houses [Hudson's Corner]

With temperatures soaring from the 30s to the 90s in one week, homeowners are grinding into gear on renovation and repair projects. A smoky fire on Wyndhurst Avenue recently reminded me that caution and adherence to the law, by workers and owners, must be taken with old houses. According to Capt. Roman Clark, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department, roofers accidentally caused the fire.  Read more ...

Burglar steals electronics -- and vodka for good measure [Crime log]

The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.  Read more ...

Rotunda redeveloper taking fresh look at MOM's Organic Market

Rotunda redeveloper taking fresh look at MOM's Organic Market

A chain of organic markets that Scott Nash started in his mother's basement in Beltsville in 1987 has grown to 10 stores in Maryland and Virginia.  Read more ...

55th annual Smith College book sale coming to Maryland State Fairgrounds

55th annual Smith College book sale coming to Maryland State Fairgrounds

Four volunteers, all graduates of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., spent a glorious Sunday cooped up inside a small warehouse in Timonium.  Read more ...

Roland Park Civic League to hold public meeting about broadband

Roland Park Civic League to hold public meeting about broadband

The Roland Park Civic League has scheduled a public meeting March 14 to talk about options — or lack thereof — for broadband Internet connectivity in north Baltimore.  Read more ...

Eddie's Market rallies Charles Villagers to resist potential competition on Hopkins lot

Eddie's Market rallies Charles Villagers to resist potential competition on Hopkins lot

Barbara Gudenius has been shopping at Eddie's Market of Charles Village since she moved to the neighborhood in 1973.  Read more ...

Graul's may be losing perceived front-runner status to be Rotunda's grocer

Graul's may be losing perceived front-runner status to be Rotunda's grocer

Afraid it is losing traction as the perceived leading candidate to be the Rotunda mall's new grocery, Graul's Market is launching a publicity offensive aimed at area residents, city officials and the media.  Read more ...

Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute

Greater Homewood sponsors 6th annual Neighborhood Institute

Samantha Armacost, 27, grew up a country girl in Hereford.  Read more ...

Notre Dame plans big rollout for new president

Notre Dame plans big rollout for new president

Notre Dame of Maryland University will introduce its new president in style next month, with a week-long series of events including an installation ceremony on April 5 and a Presidential Day of Service on April 7 to benefit Baltimore City Head Start.  Read more ...

Johnny's restaurant causing parking problems in Roland Park

Johnny's restaurant causing parking problems in Roland Park

Neighbors of Johnny’s, the new restaurant in the Roland Park Shopping Center say the eatery’s popularity is causing parking problems in the immediate neighborhood.  Read more ...

Roland Park to greet new residents with welcome baskets, gift certificates

Roland Park to greet new residents with welcome baskets, gift certificates

Sometime in the next few weeks, a representative of the Roland Park Civic League bearing a welcome basket will pay a visit to new residents Dr. James Rothschild and his wife, Kelly-Brenan-Rothschild.  Read more ...

Varsity basketball roundup: Roland Park edges Keough in IAAM 'A' quarterfinals

The quarterfinal game between No. 5 Roland Park and No. 12 Seton Keough in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference girls basketball playoffs was not short of heroics.  Read more ...

R. Lucille Eliasberg, former executive assistant at Roland Park Country School

R. Lucille Eliasberg, former executive assistant at Roland Park Country School

R. Lucille Eliasberg, a former executive assistant at the Roland Park Country School who was known equally for her charm and toughness, will be remembered Saturday at the school where her daughter and granddaughter followed her.  Read more ...

Hudson's Corner: Despite city's mounting fiscal problems, Roland Park is still home sweet home

Living in Baltimore City can feel like an uphill effort. The noise, trash, potholes, property taxes and looming deficit are depressing.  Read more ...

BGE to spend at least $1 million fixing power outage problems in Roland Park

BGE to spend at least $1 million fixing power outage problems in Roland Park

On a night when Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. warned of possible power outages from a brewing nor'easter, BGE officials were in Roland Park, presenting plans to fix frequent outages on many of the community's streets.  Read more ...

Roundup: No. 7 Roland Park stifles No. 2 McDonogh, 43-40

No. 7 Roland Park's game plan to upset No. 2 McDonogh in girls basketball on Tuesday was all about defense.  Read more ...

Winter sports: Alexander's 13 points help Roland Park beat Mercy

After losing two games in a row, the No. 8 Roland Park girls basketball team has started to turn things around.  Read more ...

Roland Park Country School students to sing at presidential Inaugural Festival

Roland Park Country School students to sing at presidential Inaugural Festival

In the otherwise empty Sinex Theatre at Roland Park Country School, 10 middle-school students gathered around a piano onstage Friday to sing "Astonishing," a song from the Broadway musical "Little Women."  Read more ...

Basketball: Roland Park overwhelms St. Paul's School for Girls

Basketball: Roland Park overwhelms St. Paul's School for Girls

After prevailing in a taut overtime battle against fellow Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference rival Mount de Sales, 43-39, St. Paul's School for Girls hosted A Conference contender Roland Park Country School on Thursday evening in Brooklandville and discovered that the Reds are for real.  Read more ...

Lunch for $10 or less: Roland Park Bakery & Deli

Lunch for $10 or less: Roland Park Bakery & Deli

Don't look for the Roland Park Bakery & Deli in Roland Park.  Read more ...

No. 3 McDonogh girls rally past No. 8 Roland Park, 44-42

No. 3 McDonogh girls rally past No. 8 Roland Park, 44-42

After rushing the offense at key moments Wednesday night, the No. 3 McDonogh girls basketball team settled down long enough for a late eight-point run to ensure a victory.  Read more ...

No. 5 St. Frances defeats No. 8 Roland Park in girls basketball

When St. Frances set up its last play following a timeout with 5.9 seconds left in a tied girls basketball game Monday night, Roland Park's defense knew to cover the Panthers' go-to senior Tyshell King. They did such a good job, it backfired.  Read more ...

Winter sports: Roland Park upsets Seton Keough, 71-54

Lindsey Edwards scored a game-high 18 points as No. 12 Roland Park upset No.5 Seton Keough, 71-54, in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference girls basketball game Friday.  Read more ...

Pallotti reserves help earn basketball victory over Roland Park

Pallotti reserves help earn basketball victory over Roland Park

Roland Park Country School did mostly what it wanted to do against visiting St. Vincent Pallotti on Wednesday night — except win the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference game.  Read more ...


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