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Highlandtown

Highlandtown
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Easter... Show more »
Highlandtown, arguably the very quintessence of Baltimore, was once a small town outside the city limits. The look and feel of the area still reflects these beginnings. Much like the surrounding areas of Canton and Fells Point, Highlandtown feels like a small town trapped in a big city. The brick rowhouses with their marble stoops are typical of the architecture seen in Baltimore City. The corner bars, no matter how much they look like dives, are always populated by locals. Although Highlandtown had been seen as "going downhill," the area is now resurgent -- many young couples are buying and fixing up homes, and many businesses (both small and big) are moving in along the main drag on Eastern Avenue. « Show less

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  • Sister Dolores Baumgartner, educator

    Sister Dolores Baumgartner, educator
    Sister Dolores Baumgartner, a retired parochial school and orphanage principal during her 74 years as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a heart attack Thursday at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of...
  • More than 6 inches of snow falls overnight

    More than 6 inches of snow falls overnight
    More than 7 inches of snow fell across parts of the region by Monday, making it the snowiest March here since 1993. As of 8 a.m., the National Weather Service reported 7.9 inches of snow at BWI Airport, the point of record for Baltimore. The record...
  • More than 7 inches fall in rare St. Patrick's Day storm

    More than 7 inches fall in rare St. Patrick's Day storm
    A rare St. Patrick's Day snowfall made this month the snowiest March since 1993, spreading more than 7 inches of snow across much of the region. But while the snow closed schools and the federal government for another day and disrupted some travel, it...
  • Millennial Media to put its stamp on Can Company in expansion

    Millennial Media to put its stamp on Can Company in expansion
    When a former canning plant was transformed in the late 1990s into a commercial hub to anchor Canton's redevelopment, middle school students suggested its name reflect history: The Can Company. The shopping center is about to get a new name — one...
  • Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition

    Ballroom blitz hits Baltimore as dancers arrive for national competition
    Hyunhwa Thomas Yu and Yuko Naululani Yu hail from different countries in Asia, but the world of ballroom dance brought them together in America. About six years ago, while each was seeking a dance partner, the two discovered one another and quickly...
  • Dr. John Woytowitz, dentist

    Dr. John Woytowitz, dentist
    Dr. John Vincent Woytowitz, a retired Highlandtown dentist, died of an infection March 13 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The Essex resident was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was the son of Peter and Bertha Woytowitz,...
  • Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside

    Shotti's Point adds touch of Ocean City to Riverside
    In early December, a Facebook post announced a change had come to a Riverside haunt: “Hey guys. It's no longer Paul's bar ... we are under new ownership but not much else is going to change.” Shotti's Point had arrived, but it was the second...
  • For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter

    For Orthodox Christians, red eggs embody the meaning of Easter
    On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning? Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
  • Island of the Greeks

    Island of the Greeks
    This quirky island, snug in the wine-dark northern Aegean Sea, came alive with tantalizing tales my grandmother spun when I was young. The narratives, some real, others not so much, were a balm. On school nights, they kept me up past my bedtime....
  • Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre

    Premiere night is smash hit for refurbished Senator Theatre
    The searchlights shone, the crowds teemed and a movie unspooled again Thursday night at North Baltimore's Senator Theatre, as the city's most beloved cinema house, refreshed and expanded, reopened after 18 months of darkness. And the crowd loved it,...
  • Mentalist duo walks fine line of 'extra-sensory deception'

    Mentalist duo walks fine line of 'extra-sensory deception'
    A recent afternoon was windowpane-clear, the sun bright and direct. The environment could not have seemed less conducive for communing with the spirit world. And yet, Jeff and Tessa Evason walked up and down a stretch of Annapolis waterfront known as...