| Jul 28, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Between August and September, we enter into what some of us refer to as "Best Ofs" award season.
It's always interesting to me to see what publications like Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper regard as the best of the city. While I might not...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
As September approaches, Hampden starts to get super-busy. There's a lot going on, so let's get right down to it, shall we?
Hampdenfest is coming up on Saturday, Sept.14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on The Avenue. If you are interested in vending or competing in...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 2:02 PM
"Dog days of summer."
I really don't know what these phrases mean. And they surely don't apply to Hampden.
Here's what I mean ...
On Sunday, July 21, the Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St., will be showing the Sean Astin classic...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:50 AM
We all scream for ice cream, which leaves David and Laura Alima sitting pretty as they prepare to open their new ice cream parlor, The Charmery, in Hampden later this month.
Located on the ground floor of the old Chestnut AID Pharmacy, 801 W. 36th St.,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Hampden has a sinkhole and it’s a doozy — 25 feet down to the aging storm-drain infrastructure underneath Keswick Road at 37th Street.
A Baltimore City emergency contract crew has been working since the last week of June to fix what Kurt...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Twenty20 Cycling Co. bike shop will hold an official grand opening Saturday, Aug. 10 at its new location on the grounds of Historic Savage Mill, in Savage.
The company's first shop, located in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, was named a "Top Shop"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Cindy Cowman is just the type of person Baltimore officials want to woo: an empty-nester living in the suburbs, looking for an urban lifestyle and willing to invest in an older home.
"I wanted to be in the city, with a high walkability score and a lot of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley wedged himself and his lunch tray between two first-graders at a table at Hillcrest Elementary School in Baltimore County and began eating pieces of banana as he struck up a conversation with the 6-year-olds.
Darlene Lopez kept...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Baltimore is your unpredictable uncle in a bathrobe — sweet one minute, grouchy the next; as kind as an old friar today, as menacing as a hit man tomorrow. This town will baffle you. It is sane and insane, charming and ugly, cosmopolitan and puny,...
| Jul 23, 2013
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on Saturday.
The Charmery serves the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes traditional...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Baltimore needs more bookstore cafes, and Breathe Bookstore Cafe in Hampden is a good start.
The cafe opened last June, giving Baltimoreans even more reason to visit the much-loved bookshop. Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen, a cooking teacher and expert in...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:02 PM
A water pressure problem has sent work crews rushing into some of Hampden's busiest streets — including Falls Road and The Avenue — for an emergency water main replacement that Baltimore City officials said is expected to last about a month....