‘Post-Its’: Of Ballots and Blessings

‘Post-Its’ is a weekly collection of community news and useful information for residents of the South Baltimore peninsula.

One ballot drop box is already in place near our neighborhood for those voting by mail this year. You can find it near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Just take Conway St. from the Inner Harbor straight to the warehouse next to the Camden Yards MARC Station. The drop box is in the turn-around at the end of the street. A second drop box is on its way to the peninsula, set to arrive by Oct. 17 at Digital Harbor High School (1100 Covington St.)

Peninsula pets were blessed on the morning of Oct. 3 during the annual event marking the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. Father Joshua Laws officiated at two socially distanced outdoor events in Riverside Park (above) and Latrobe Park. The following day, Laws was installed as the new pastor of the Catholic Community of South Baltimore at a ceremony in Locust Point’s Our Lady of Good Counsel church.

Halloween trick-or-treating in Baltimore is not recommended this year according to the City Health Department: “regardless of age, traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, indoor house parties, and indoor haunted houses are not advisable during an active pandemic.” The peninsula’s annual South Baltimore Halloween Bash in Riverside Park was cancelled last month. Some alternate COVID-safe activities are being planned, but it’s an open question how trick-or-treating will play out in peninsula neighborhoods that have traditionally been popular Halloween destinations.

‘Queens’ return, ready for fall. The popular Ice Queens Snowball Shop (1648 E. Fort Ave.) reopened Oct. 8 after a short hiatus to prepare a new line-up of fall flavors and special concoctions. And they’ve opened their door to customers inside, in addition to the walk-up window on Andre St.

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