A World-Class Rye Whiskey That’s Maryland to the Core

SoBo-made Sagamore Spirit blends limestone-filtered spring water and locally sourced rye, wheat, and corn to produce a variety of rye whiskeys and canned cocktails that have earned more than 150 awards. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the December 2022 issue of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post newspaper.) Quite a bit of … Continue reading A World-Class Rye Whiskey That’s Maryland to the Core

Digging into the Past in Sharp-Leadenhall

Archaeologists dug 16 trenches across Solo Gibbs Park in October 2022 to look for remains of early Sharp-Leadenhall residences. Photos by Mary Braman. Lauren Schiszik had a hunch that buried beneath the playing fields, paths, and green space of Solo Gibbs Park were intact remains of houses and fragments of the lives of people who … Continue reading Digging into the Past in Sharp-Leadenhall

Support SoBo Community News, Events in 2023

With the help of generous donors and neighbors like you, South Baltimore United is wrapping up its first full year of working to build stronger community connections across the SoBo peninsula. And what a year it’s been! With your support, this all-volunteer nonprofit organization created: 6 issues of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post newspaper distributed … Continue reading Support SoBo Community News, Events in 2023

‘Baltimore Peninsula’ Prepares to Open at Port Covington

The Port Covington project’s development team announced a new name for the area with a social media blitz and stakeholder events on November 15. This January, the first prospective residents will tour the brand-new apartment buildings. In March, the first apartment dwellers will move in. And with that, the South Baltimore peninsula’s newest neighborhood will … Continue reading ‘Baltimore Peninsula’ Prepares to Open at Port Covington

When Baltimore’s ‘Road Wars’ Raged Across SoBo

A 1960 illustration of an early highway plan for downtown Baltimore with an eight-lane East-West Expressway crossing the Inner Harbor at Federal Hill (bottom left) and forming a multi-level interchange at the current location of Harbor East. (This story originally appeared in the October-November 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) EDITOR’S NOTE … Continue reading When Baltimore’s ‘Road Wars’ Raged Across SoBo

See the Vision for SoBo’s Southern Shore

On December 5 and 6, South Baltimore got a sneak peek at the near-final plans for transforming the 11-mile shoreline of the Middle Branch into “Baltimore’s next great waterfront.” In a pair of online public meetings, representatives of the “Reimagine Middle Branch” project laid out a detailed draft plan that is slated to go to … Continue reading See the Vision for SoBo’s Southern Shore

Capturing Motherhood and Family Life on Canvas

Artist Lee Nowell-Wilson at work in her School 33 Art Center studio. Photos by Mary Braman. (This “SoBo Made” feature originally appeared in the October-November 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Artist Lee Nowell-Wilson is as vibrant as her paintings that adorn the walls of her studio in the School 33 Art … Continue reading Capturing Motherhood and Family Life on Canvas

Baltimore’s Immigration History Preserved in Locust Point

The Baltimore Immigration Museum chronicles the influx of immigrants who first set foot in America at Locust Point between 1868 and 1914. Photo by Mary Braman. (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 … Continue reading Baltimore’s Immigration History Preserved in Locust Point

‘Parklet’ Dining Is Here to Stay

Many SoBo restaurants took advantage of the City’s temporary Covid policy and created “parklets” by placing tables directly in the parking lane, such as the ones at Blue Agave on Light Street. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the August-September 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula Post.) Dining in the … Continue reading ‘Parklet’ Dining Is Here to Stay

Mrs. Schwartzauer’s Tavern at Fort McHenry

Long vanished from the area outside Fort McHenry, Eva Marie Schwartzauer’s tavern survived the War of 1812. Above, Fort museum educator Cryss Kosasih stands where the tavern once stood just a few yards from the Fort. Photo by Mary Braman. (This article originally appeared in the June-July 2022 print edition of the South Baltimore Peninsula … Continue reading Mrs. Schwartzauer’s Tavern at Fort McHenry