A discarded H&M paper shopping bag was packed tight with plastic bottles, cans and scraps of trash at the end of my meandering walk from the School 33 Art Center to Federal Hill and back on Monday. Over a dozen other like-minded SoBo residents fanned out across the peninsula on their own routes to help … Continue reading SoBo Cleans Up One Bag at a Time
If you haven't taken the "SoBo SoBright" self-guided tour of the amazing holiday lights around the South Baltimore peninsula, below is a virtual tour in photos and videos. This is only a small selection of the imaginative and festive displays all over our neighborhood. Don't miss your chance to see the #sobolights live and twinkling. … Continue reading SoBo Shines in Holiday Lights
Update Dec. 17 – We've added a few more blocks to the tour bringing the total to 40. The added blocks are shown by a red pin on Google Maps and an asterik (*) on the revised PDF map. Streets across the peninsula are already aglow with strands and swirls of colorful lights as residents … Continue reading Your Guide to SoBo Holiday Lights
Although the pandemic is preventing kids from going to see Santa this year, it did not stop Santa from coming to see the kids of Locust Point, thanks to Hull St. resident Shannon Dalzell. At 5 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Dec. 5, Santa pulled onto Lowman St. from Fort Ave. in his “sleigh” – a … Continue reading Santa’s First Locust Point Ride
Making a jump rope from scratch probably never crossed Jim Glick’s mind before COVID hit in March. But one month into the pandemic, Jim was crafting his own jump rope in true MacGyver style: improvising a design using common parts and tools and racing the clock because it was a matter of (if not life … Continue reading DIY SoBo: Glick Jump Rope 5.0
This year has certainly been the darkest in living memory for our community and the entire world. But when asked “What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving,” these South Baltimore residents brought some light to help dispel the gloom of 2020. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! – S.C. I’m thankful for having a job to go to … Continue reading SoBo Residents Give Thanks
New tree arrives Nov. 21 near corner of Jackson & Heath Sts. For the past 15 years, Joanna Pi-Sunyer has recruited fellow peninsula residents to plant new trees along neighborhood streets, adding much-needed green and shade to our urban lives. On Saturday, Nov. 21, the latest “SoBo Green” campaign added 14 new trees to the … Continue reading Latest Crop of SoBo Trees Ready to Grow
A pair of mermaids perched high over Light St. just south of Fort Ave. A massive black iron wheel in Otterbein that once powered Baltimore cable cars. A nearly two-century-old cornerstone set into a brick wall at Fort McHenry. These are some of the more surprising and challenging architectural, historic, and artistic “hidden gems” that … Continue reading Scavenger Hunt Reveals SoBo Surprises
Saturday, Nov. 7 – Time to get outside on a beautiful Baltimore day and start the "O Say Can You See SoBo?" Scavenger Hunt, which runs through Sunday at 4 p.m. This post has links to everything you need to know about the search for 26 artistic, historic, or architectural "hidden gems" scattered across the … Continue reading SoBo Scavenger Hunt Is On!
How well do you know SoBo? Find out this weekend, Nov. 7-8. Time once again for some community-wide, COVID-safe, “let’s get outside together” fun for everyone on the South Baltimore peninsula. No chalk needed, just an eagerness to explore our neighborhoods and test your knowledge of their many quirky “hidden-in-plain-sight” treasures. And this time there … Continue reading Join the Peninsula Scavenger Hunt!