| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:29 AM
To get to Hampden Falls, you have to really want to get to Hampden Falls.
Located off Falls Road beneath the bridge at Wyman Park Drive, it's a little-known gem of Hampden history, isolated and hidden from the road, accessible only by picking one's...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:50 PM
In Baltimore, some business owners say they're constantly nagged by city fees for making improvements to their stores.
Add a bike rack outside? There's a fee for that. Put up a security camera? Another fee. Add more lighting? There's a fee for that,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:54 AM
"Charge 'em for the lice, extra for the mice
Two percent for looking in the mirror twice
Here a little slice, there a little cut
Three percent for sleeping with the window shut..."
—"Master of the House," Les Miserables
A business owner in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Oh, the swelter we know oh-so-unfondly as summer in Baltimore. 105 heat index? Check. Freak rainstorms? Double check. Comically oversized, fruity, refreshing cocktails? Thankfully, that's a triple check.
Hampden's own Hon Bar has you covered with its...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:38 PM
This is traditionally the time of year when I use this column to give the HonFest update. And I'll get to that in a bit, but before we do, there are a number of other awesome events going on in Hampden to highlight first.
Friday, June 6 is First Fridays...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"I'm a marketing person by trade," said Denise Whiting. "That's what I do."
It helps explain how Whiting came to found HonFest in 1994. Whiting used to work for the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, used to be a real estate agent and used to run...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Since 1994, Hampden's Honfest has been celebrating the archetypal Baltimore hon. Women — and even some men — have flocked to 36th Street (if you're a local, you know it as the Avenue) for the sole purpose of winning the title of Baltimore's...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:35 AM
As Sandra Carnes, 77, walked up Roland Avenue to attend Sunday services at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Hampden, the Rev. Bonnie McCubbin, 27, the new pastor, was there to greet her with a hearty "Hello there!"
"She's a lot younger" than...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Two years ago the portion of Baltimore that lives online was preoccupied with a brouhaha over a word.
The word was hon, on which Denise Whiting, proprietress of Cafe Hon, had filed trademark papers for business purposes.* Several persons, given a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:19 AM
The Hampden Family Center is already benefiting from A Taste of Hampden, the annual fundraiser that takes place Thursday, Oct. 24.
In recent days, the family center, 1104 West 36th St., received an exterior face lift in anticipation of the event, with...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Back in 2000, Entrepreneur's StartUps magazine featured an article about Janice McLean Deloatch as she was trying to launch a business in Maryland that dispensed pantyhose from vending machines.
The venture didn't take off. But the Abingdon resident took...