Interesting Stories Around South Baltimore

| May 22, 2012 | 3 Comments

Pit Bull March Attracts Media Attention

This Sunday B-More Dog organized Pit Bulls on Parade, a pit bull march around the Inner Harbor.  B-More Dog wanted to show off some of the great pit bulls  to get some positive attention for the breed that has come under scrutiny from our state legislature in recent months.  New legislation defines pit bulls as inherently dangerous and puts immense liability on the landlords whose tenants own pit bulls.  In the message on B-More Dog’s Facebook Event:

It is up to us to change the image of the pit bull type dog, and to continue… to show Maryland that the majority of pit bull owners are responsible people with well-behaved, friendly dogs.

The event caught the attention of the Washington Post, which does have  a national readership.  More importantly, Washington Post has a strong presence in Prince George’s County, a county which has outlawed the ownership of pit bulls, as well as Charles County which also considered a pit bull ban.  The event was a success and another is planned for June 10th at 10am at Rash Field.

Here is a YouTube video from the event:

 Pigtown Resident Launches Rohous Magazine

The Baltimore Sun wrote an article on Sunday about Pigtown Resident Darryl Landy who launched an iPad magazine called Rohous.  Here is a description from the article:

Pigtown resident Daryl Landy believes he’s one of a growing number of Americans striving for better, not bigger, living quarters, and last week he launched a new online magazine devoted to living, working and playing in small spaces

Rohous Magazine went live Wednesday. The electronic magazine, available on iPads and the Internet by subscription, will highlight home furnishings, products, decor and do-it-yourself projects. It will feature a different city each month (the first issue focuses on Baltimore) and sections such as One Room Wonder, Outdoor Retreat and Big Bite Small Site (about restaurants)

It certainly is a cool and interesting concept as the small charms and conveniences of city life seem to be gaining a ton of popularity around the country.  In Baltimore we have seen the continued renaissance in many neighborhoods such as South Baltimore, as well as throughout all sections of the city.  Personally, I’m much more interested in any HGTV episode if it’s in an urban setting, so Rohous seems right down my alley street!

Want to be on the Bachelor?

Baltimore Business Journal is reporting that ABC’s The Bachelor is holding a casting call on June 28th at the McHenry Row Green Turtle.  From the article:

Applicants “must not currently be involved in a committed intimate relationship, which includes: any marital relationship (whether or not the parties are separated or currently in the process of divorcing or annulling such marriage); any co-habitation relationship involving physical intimacy; or a monogamous dating relationship more than two months in duration,” according to ABC’s website.

I’m not sure there are too many places that have more young, active, educated and unique singles than South Baltimore, but if you feel the need to go on national television to find love (though Survivor has a higher marriage rate) make sure to see them at the Turtle!

“Ohhhh” Say Does that Star Spangled…

The Orioles just took two of three games from the Washington Nationals and Nationals Park had the feeling of a Red Sox game at Camden Yards.  You can always tell how many Baltimore fans are in an away stadium by the “Ohh” in the National Anthem and it was heard really loud and really clear last weekend in Washington.  Mike Wise is a columnist for the Washington Post and got the attention of Baltimore with a column titled: Fans who yell ‘Oh!’ during national anthem are tainting a moment meant to unite Americans.  I didn’t bother to read the article because I could honestly care less about what someone from California and Washington, DC thinks about a Baltimore tradition.

For my entire life I have heard the “Ohh” during the National Anthem in Baltimore and most Maryland sporting events.  It is something unique to only Baltimore and Maryland and always gives me such a source of pride in my hometown.  The lyrics aren’t changed, the song isn’t ruined, it is just a moment of civic pride during the ultimate song of national pride.  The song was written in Baltimore and it is being celebrated this summer in the city with the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812.  The Star Spangled Banner has always been a fight song for the shores of the Baltimore Harbor and gosh forbid we take a moment to tell people where we are from!

And for the record, the Nationals race caricature presidents around the field every game.  If one is on a high horse like the writer in this article, they would probably find a problem with that as well.  If people are upset with the things we do, that probably means we are winning a lot of games and traveling a lot of fans.  Lets Go Ohhhhhh’s!




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