SoBo Nonprofits Meet Diverse Needs

Did you know that the South Baltimore peninsula is home to nine different human service organizations that, among other things, provide shelter for homeless women and children, advocate for blind Americans, and resettle Afghan refugees? The offices of these nonprofits are often inconspicuous – you have probably never noticed many of them – but the … Continue reading SoBo Nonprofits Meet Diverse Needs

Celebrate ‘I Love SoBo Day’ May 1

[Updated Saturday, April 30] Bringing peninsula neighborhoods together through fun community events was one of the first things the South Baltimore Peninsula Post did back in 2020 in the early days of the pandemic. Remember the “Chalk It Up SoBo” sidewalk art challenge? The “O Say Can You See SoBo?” scavenger hunt? Now with Covid … Continue reading Celebrate ‘I Love SoBo Day’ May 1

Greening SoBo Streets, One Tree at a Time

Local volunteers Joanna Pi-Sunyer (left) and Tom Mackay get a new street tree in the ground near Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School. Photo by Mary Braman. This story originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Peninsula Post newspaper, published December 4, 2021. The South Baltimore peninsula has an abundance of street trees, giving our urban lives some welcomed … Continue reading Greening SoBo Streets, One Tree at a Time

Compassion, Steel, and You: 3 New SoBo Exhibits Open

Peninsula Post contributor John Thomas reviews the latest art, history, and science offerings from our local cultural institutions: the American Visionary Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and the Maryland Science Center. (This story originally appeared in Issue #4 of the Peninsula Post newspaper, published December 4, 2021.) Museum hours and websites are listed … Continue reading Compassion, Steel, and You: 3 New SoBo Exhibits Open

Exploring the Peninsula’s Historic Black Community

For many peninsula residents, Sharp-Leadenhall is the small neighborhood they pass through on their way to M&T Stadium or Camden Yards that features a sign proclaiming, “Sharp-Leadenhall Historic Community.” The sign, though, understates Sharp-Leadenhall’s significance. (This article originally appeared in our October-November 2021 newspaper edition, published on October 8.) The roots of the community go … Continue reading Exploring the Peninsula’s Historic Black Community

Santas Ride in SoBo Double-Header

Santa and Ms. Claus rode through Locust Point in style on Saturday, December 18. For a second pandemic year, Santa and his helpers took to the streets across South Baltimore to spread some holiday joy while residents gathered safely social-distanced outside. Santa rode a two-horse open sleigh on Friday, December 17, through several neighborhoods, from … Continue reading Santas Ride in SoBo Double-Header

Guide to SoBo Holiday Lights 2021

Streets across the peninsula are aglow again with strands and swirls of colorful lights as residents enthusiastically plug in to celebrate the holiday season. Take a walk or a ride around the neighborhood with our SoBo SoBright 2021 self-guided tour and prepare to be amazed. This year we identified 51 places across the South Baltimore … Continue reading Guide to SoBo Holiday Lights 2021

Diamondback Puts New Twist on Classic Beers

Diamondback Brewing Company co-founder Tom Foster on the brewery floor showing samples of different brews during the fermentation process. Photos by Mary Braman. [Note: This article originally appeared in our October-November 2021 newspaper edition, published on October 8.] When Tom Foster and his friends started home brewing as students at the University of Maryland, College … Continue reading Diamondback Puts New Twist on Classic Beers