June 11, 2011
Baltimore transportation officials warned residents of road closures along West 36th Street in Hampden on Saturday and Sunday, as the neighborhood hosts the annual Honfest celebration. The Baltimore neighborhood's main drag, also known as The Avenue, will be closed to traffic between Falls Road and Chestnut Avenue all day Saturday through 10 p.m. Sunday, according to the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. Intersections along that stretch of 36th Street will be closed as well, and traffic will not be allowed to cross.
June 10, 2011
Where are you dining this weekend? Keep your eye on the Twitter box on the right of Baltimore Diner. I'll be retweeting specials throughout the weekend. Here's what caught my eye. Chazz opens, softly, tonight. Ocean City Restaurant Week continues through next Sunday. On Saturday and Sunday atOregon Ridge, it's Great Grapes, a family-friendly wine, arts and food festival, featuring 20 Maryland Wineries. Sounds like fun. The Greek Folk Festival is runing all weekend at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.
June 8, 2011
Roland Park Country School — Roland Avenue and Deepdene Road, hosts "A Day to Play," a neighborhood softball tournament, June 11, 3-7 p.m., sponsored by the Greater Homewood Community Corp. Enter your own team of up to 15 players for $250. Includes entry into round-robin games, team tee shirts, water bottles, food, activities for children, music and other entertainment. Call Katie McNeely at 410-261-3507 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org . Centerstage — 700 N. Calvert St.,, presents "The Stoop Summer Live Radio Show," featuring "Stories of Holy and Unholy Matrimony," June 9-11, 7 p.m. Includes cocktails and live music by the Bellevederes at 8 p.m. Admission for the show is $20. Call 410-332-0033 or go to http://www.centerstage.org.
July 26, 2010
Greece is a popular summer destination, but with recent concerns about the nation's economy and threats of a strike by air traffic controllers there, some travelers may have crossed it off the list this year. No worries. It turns out you can experience a little piece of Greece just by crossing the Bay Bridge this weekend for the 21st annual Greek Festival in Ocean City. Yes, I know it will be hard to make it all the way to Friday without calling in sick, but this fun festival is worth the wait.
June 14, 2010
A 22-year-old woman was injured early Saturday after a vehicle fleeing police drove onto the sidewalk after the second night of the Greek folk festival, police said. Police were called to the 4800 block of Eastern Ave. about 2 a.m. after a woman said a man who made a lewd comment at her pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her and her boyfriend, according to an incident report. As witnesses notified security for the Greek Folk Festival, the man and three others fled in a 1999 BMW. With the 500 block of S. Ponca St. closed to traffic because of the festival, the car veered onto the sidewalk and up a ramp in front of St. Nicholas Church.
May 19, 2010
May Ocean City Restaurant Week. Various locations. 800-626-2326 or oceancityrestaurantweek.com. May 31-June 6. Weeklong culinary event lets guests enjoy fine Ocean City cuisine at fixed prices at various, participating restaurants. Reservations are recommended. $20 for two-course meals; $30 for three-course meals. June Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade. 19th Street and Baltimore Avenue to 26th Street and Baltimore Avenue. 443-618-5130 or councilrr.