Our Almost-Out-Of-The-Pandemic Issue (#3)

The Peninsula Post’s third newspaper edition hit the streets on Friday, Oct. 8.

Last year, during the darkest days of the Covid pandemic, you could glean a bit of hope from the almost certain knowledge that one day this outbreak would come to an end. You could imagine the grand celebrations we’d have in South Baltimore to mark the day: a parade down Fort Avenue, fireworks in the harbor, a “spirited picnic” atop Federal Hill (akin to the 1788 bash Baltimoreans threw to celebrate Maryland ratifying the U.S. Constitution).

Now it appears that the pandemic is going to leave us in stages, so we might not get a community post-pandemic party on one particular day. Instead, we are getting a steady stream of good-news bits to be thankful for. In this issue we highlight many of them: students back at school (p.1), offices reopening for employees (p.1), neighborhoods hosting festivals (p.8), and Halloween events returning (pp. 6, 8).

And, because of the pandemic, the peninsula has this community newspaper, dedicated to bringing together all of the people of South Baltimore. The Peninsula Post, created in response to the isolation Covid brought us, is now an IRS-approved nonprofit community media enterprise publishing six times a year. Our two previous issues are available online; the current issue is available only in print.

Our goal is to publish more often so we can better serve the community. As an independent startup, our growth will be fueled by your support. Look for the kickoff of our fundraising campaign in our next issue on December 4. – Steve Cole, Editor-in-Chief


Pick up a free copy of Issue #3 at these outlets:

Ace Hardware (1214 Light)

Afters Café (1001 S. Charles)

Baba’s Market (745 E. Fort)

Ceremony Coffee (Cross St Market)

Checkerspot Brewing (1399 S. Sharp)

Cheese Galore & More (1125 S. Charles)

Clean Juice (1706 Whetstone Way)

Diamondback Brewing (1215 E. Fort)

DiPasquales (500 Harborview Dr)

Downtown Dog Resort & Spa (200 W. McComas)

Federal Hill Main Street (42 E. Cross)

Groom Haven (41 E. Fort)

Harborview Liquors (549 E. Fort)

Herbal Nails (300 E. Fort)

Hull Street Blues (1222 Hull)

Jay’s Hair Styles for Men (500 E. Fort)

Koba Café (644 E. Fort)

Little Havana (1325 Key Hwy)

Lucky’s Deli & Market (445 E. Fort)

Machados (201 E. Heath)

Mindpub Café (554 E. Fort)

Morning Mugs Coffee (15 W Hughes)

Pandora’s Box (50 E Cross)

Park Bench Pub (1749 Belt)

Pfefferkorn’s Coffee (1200 E. Fort)

Plantacea (828 S. Charles)

Protean Books (836 Leadenhall)

Pure Life Wellness (35 E. Cross)

Pure Raw Juice (1430 Lawrence)

Pure Raw Juice (1401 Riverside)

Riverside Cleaners (1468 Riverside)

Sam’s Bagels (915 Light)

SoBo Café (6 W. Cross)

SoBo Market (13 E. Randall)

Sobotanical (48 E. Cross)

Southeastern Roastery (1433 E. Fort)

Southside Diner (893 E. Fort)

Studio 921 Salon & Spa (921 E. Fort)

Sugar Boat Goods (910 S. Charles)

The Book Escape (925 S. Charles)

UPS Store (841 E. Fort)

World Cleaners (843 E. Fort)


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