Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Indie 900' Downhill Derby

Downhill Derby
....another great race down Harford Road

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street
thanks everyone involved in making this a great event!

Thank you to our sponsors!

 Thank you to H-L Sprouts
for organizing the Halloween Parade!

Thank you to Jen & Pam for lending your promotional and organizational skills!
Thank you to Jamie Costello for being our Emcee for the day!
Thank you to Rich, (Hamilton Vacuum) & Thomas (Zeke's Coffee)
for all the behind-the-scenes work!
A view from the top of the hill before the race gate is released.
Thank you Team Lansinger for organizing the top of the hill activities!
Officer Angelini is ready to check the speed of each racer.
Officer Angelini, BCPD, with two Downhill racers.
Baltimore Dept of Recreation & Parks brings soapbox-style cars to add to the
Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street fleet.
Jamie Costello interviews an excited race car driver.
THANK YOU to Bob Wall from Dept of Recreation & Parks
for partnering with Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street!
Rec & Parks brings city derby cars to add to the Main Street fleet.

Thanks, Winston & Rich for hauling the race cars & drivers back to the top of the hill.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 5-10pm
4341 Harford Road in Lauraville

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Sunset walk with a NED Officer around Lake Montebello*, of course.  We want to show support for the safety all our neighbors in Baltimore
that use the Lake recreation lanes, nearby residents that live by the lake and take some steps for fitness.  Come enjoy the 
camaraderie of neighbors and feel great about where we live.  Let's TAKE TO THE LAKE TOGETHER on Tuesday.  

When:  Tuesday, October 28th;  Meet between 6:00 and 6:05 p.m.  (Sunset is at 6:11)
Where: Meet at Lake Avenue and Lake Montebello Drive.  Good parking on Lake Montebello Drive 
between Dobler and Erdman. 
Or park in the parking lot near the school 
and walk to meet us. 
Feel free to share this event. The more the merrier! 
Mayfield Fall Yard Sale 
Saturday, October 25  9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Come and shop!  Throughout Mayfield.  30 families participating.   Smiley great stuff for sale
Map and List of what will be sold by address attached.  Feel free to share.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

City Neighbors Hamilton Open House

Dates and Times:

December 10, 2014, 9:00-10:30 AM
December 16, 2014, 6:30-8:00 PM
January 14, 2015, 6:30-8:00 AM
January 27, 2015, 9:00-10:30 AM
Location: City Neighbors Hamilton, 5609 Sefton Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21214
City Neighbors Hamilton is offering an Open House to those interested in applying for enrollment in grades K-8 for the school year 2015-2016.  RSVPS are not required.
Enrollment applications will be accepted from November 3, 2014 through 3 PM on February 6, 2015. For more information or to download an enrollment application visit their website at: or call 443-642-2052.

City Neighbors Open House

City Neighbors Charter School Open House

Dates and Times:
December 5, 2014, 9:00-10:30 AM
December 18, 2014, 6:30-8:00 PM
January 16, 2015, 9:00-10:30 AM
January 27, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: City Neighbors Charter School, 4301 Raspe Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206

City Neighbors Charter School is offering an Open House to those interested in applying for enrollment in grades K-8 for the school year 2015-2016.  RSVPS are not required.
Enrollment applications will be accepted from November 3, 2014 through 3 PM on February 6, 2015. For more information or to download an enrollment application visit their website at: or call 410-325-2627. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arts & Ideas Sudbury School is back in Hamilton!

Arts & Ideas Sudbury School, the only democratic school in Baltimore, is happy to be back home with friends in Hamilton for a year while looking for their forever home. The school, founded by two professors from the neighborhood of Arcadia, spent last year in Mt. Washington where it had moved to find room to grow.  The aging St. John's building, where the school was located, went on the market in June and the school community voted to return to the Church of the Messiah.  Arts & Ideas, a school for students ages 5 to 18, opened in 2008 and spent its first five years at the Harford and White location. It is one of two Sudbury Schools in Maryland. The Sudbury model of education was started in 1968 in Framingham, MA.  Arts & Ideas currently has 48 students, which is near capacity at the Messiah location, so the school is continuing its search for a location where it can grow and put down long-term roots. The school community will vote on a location later this year, and students are part of the decision-making process. Meanwhile, Arts & Ideas is happy to be back at the beautiful Messiah location that we enjoyed for so many years. 

Upcoming Open Houses for learning more about Arts & Ideas and the Sudbury model of education: November 8, January 10, February 7 and April 11 from 11:00 to 2:00.

This past August the school was also featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun:

Welcome back!

Monday, October 20, 2014

"This is not your kid's Indy Rock"  -- The Turnip

To:   All Fans of Local Live Music and Free Parking

Re:   Get on Your Dancing Shoes:  Local Music Series begins in Northeast Baltimore 

The North by Northeast American Roots Music Series, a showcase for unique local musicians, starts Saturday night, November 8, with the hip-shaking, ear-tingling rhythm/blues/funk of Baltimore's veteran party band, The (Shameless) Mooks -- along with the guitar-and-blues harp duo Patapsco Delta Boys, who play from the catalogue of blues, rags, jugband music, early country, early jazz and mountain music -- plus original songs in those traditions. 

This show is the first of six monthly events* planned at The Church of the Messiah, 5801 Harford Road in Hamilton, NE Baltimore City. 

Doors open at 8:00 PM and the music goes to 11:30 PM.

This is a family-friendly event in Northeast Baltimore. Admission is $10, and $5 for kids 10 years old and under. Refreshments: BYOB; hot food, pie, and non-alcoholic beverages will be on sale.

And don't worry, there really is a lot of free parking, both at the church lot (off White Ave.) and on Harford Road. We want you to have a good time. 

* Future shows include The Stone Hill All-Stars (December) and Boister (January).

Friday, October 17, 2014


The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at the Jacob France Institute in the University of Baltimore is conducting an important 5-minute survey to learn more about people who moved within Baltimore City or between the city 
and nearby counties. 

Please participate in this research by clicking here and resending this email to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers—especially people who have moved recently or are thinking about moving. The survey will continue through Monday November 3, 2014. This research, funded by Goldseker Foundation, supports the mayor’s vision to Grow Baltimore. Thank you!

For more information, visit 

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