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Baltimore’s Immigration History Preserved in Locust Point

(This article originally appeared in the August-September 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) For nearly half a century, Baltimore-bound immigrants from Europe first set foot in their new land just a few blocks from the current-day Silo Point condominiums in Locust Point. One million people – an average of 20,000 a year … Continue reading Baltimore’s Immigration History Preserved in Locust Point

‘Parklet’ Dining Is Here to Stay

(This article originally appeared in the August-September 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Dining in the street became a thing in Baltimore two years ago when Covid shut down indoor dining citywide. City officials quickly put together a temporary, emergency policy to help restaurants stay afloat, allowing them to convert parking spaces … Continue reading ‘Parklet’ Dining Is Here to Stay

Mrs. Schwartzauer’s Tavern at Fort McHenry

(This article originally appeared in the June-July 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) In the aftermath of “the rocket’s red glare, the bomb bursting in air” over Fort McHenry during the British naval bombardment in September 1814, it must certainly have been a relief to the soldiers at the Fort that Mrs. … Continue reading Mrs. Schwartzauer’s Tavern at Fort McHenry

Checkerspot Keeps It Fresh with Variety, Creativity

(This “SoBo Made” feature first appeared in the August-September 2022 issue of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post newspaper.) The brewery floor at Checkerspot Brewing Company was extra busy on the July morning when the Peninsula Post visited: a new batch of beer was just getting started, while a finished beer was heading toward the canning … Continue reading Checkerspot Keeps It Fresh with Variety, Creativity

Lots of Upgrades on the Way for SoBo Parks

(This article originally appeared in the June-July 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Some big changes are coming soon to public parks across the South Baltimore peninsula. Upgrades, expansions, and even new construction are moving forward from desires to designs, from designs to site plans, and from site plans to actual work on … Continue reading Lots of Upgrades on the Way for SoBo Parks

This Roastery Blends Coffee, Community, and Science

(This article originally appeared in the June-July 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Plenty of different coffee products come out of Southeastern Roastery: whole beans from Ethiopia and Colombia, bags of ground coffee from Papua New Guinea, two types of canned cold brew, and hot caramel streusel lattes. But the business that Candy … Continue reading This Roastery Blends Coffee, Community, and Science

Explore the ‘Shadow of Industry’ Along the Key Highway Waterfront

(This article originally appeared in the February-March 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) A trek along Key Highway today is graced with sights of luxury homes, sailboats, a neon LOVE sign, and sleek apartment buildings. It is a place wholly transformed over a couple of generations from a waterfront packed with industry … Continue reading Explore the ‘Shadow of Industry’ Along the Key Highway Waterfront

One-Woman Embroidery Business Sews to Order

(This article originally appeared in the February-March 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Kelsey Holden’s German Shepherd/Lab mix Bohdee is the inspiration for her home business, Good Dog Designs. Bohdee shares a rowhouse with Kelsey and her husband on S. Charles Street, where Kelsey operates her one-woman machine embroidery company that specializes … Continue reading One-Woman Embroidery Business Sews to Order

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