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Riverside Third Space Coming to Salem Lutheran Church After Receiving Casino Impact Grant

Riverside Third Space Coming to Salem Lutheran Church After Receiving Casino Impact Grant

Salem Lutheran Church Baltimore is renovating its basement Fellowship Hall at 1530 Battery Ave. in Riverside and renaming it Riverside Third Space. The project was made possible because of a $49,995 Community Grant from South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, which manages South Baltimore’s Local Impact Grants from Maryland casinos.

| June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Meet Conor and Lucas Hopkins, the Five- and Seven-Year-Olds Who Started a Plant Watering Business in South Baltimore

Meet Conor and Lucas Hopkins, the Five- and Seven-Year-Olds Who Started a Plant Watering Business in South Baltimore

Last summer, Lucas Hopkins, who is now seven, told his mother Amber Hopkins that he wanted money and asked how he could get some. She told him to come up with some kind of simple job that people might want. Lucas Hopkins had watered plants for his Riverside neighbors in the past and thought he could do that same service for more people. He got his mother, who is a teacher in Howard County and off during the summer, and brother Conor Hopkins, who is now five, on board and they launched Green Thumbs Plant Care.

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Ropewalk To Close for Renovations in July, Will Return as a More “Family-Friendly” Restaurant with Duckpin Bowling

Ropewalk To Close for Renovations in July, Will Return as a More “Family-Friendly” Restaurant with Duckpin Bowling

Ropewalk will close on July 1st to start a renovation project that will add mini duckpin bowling lanes and virtual reality, gaming, and arcade systems. It will also include a mostly cosmetic renovation of the existing spaces.

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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19th Century B&O Railroad-Themed Toddler Train Opens at Federal Hill Park

19th Century B&O Railroad-Themed Toddler Train Opens at Federal Hill Park

SHR’s “Campaign for the Train” raised $55,000 for foundation work and the newest playground piece that replicates a B&O engine and dining car. The green and gray piece features a slide and areas for toddlers to climb and sit. The train was designed and built by Playground Specialists.

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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An Improved Riverside Park Pool Opens This Saturday

An Improved Riverside Park Pool Opens This Saturday

The swim season is already off to a much different start for Riverside Park Pool this year. Last year, due to a gate valve failure that led to electrical damage, the pool didn’t open until August 11th. This year the pool will open almost three months earlier and visitors will notice several new improvements thanks to a $49,500 grant from the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP) and a volunteer effort

| May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Egg Hunts Schedule for Federal Hill Park and Riverside Park

Egg Hunts Schedule for Federal Hill Park and Riverside Park

Egg Hunts on April 13th at Riverside Park and April 20th at Federal Hill Park. Get the details.

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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How South Baltimore Public Schools Rated in Maryland’s New Report Card

How South Baltimore Public Schools Rated in Maryland’s New Report Card

The Maryland State Department of Education recently released a new grading system for Maryland’s public schools. The Maryland Public Schools Report Cards rates schools between one and five stars.

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Union Square Cookie Tour on Sunday, December 9th

Union Square Cookie Tour on Sunday, December 9th

Join the Union Square neighborhood for its 33rd Annual Christmas Cookie Tour which will be held on December 9th from 12noon until 4:00pm and starts at 1401 Hollins.  Over 25 homes within the historic neighborhood will open their doors offering a homemade cookie at each stop.  This year we will bake over 14,000 cookies! Each ticket includes a booklet with each cookie recipe you will savor. 

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
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New Playground Piece Inspired by a 19th Century B&O Train is Coming to Federal Hill Park

New Playground Piece Inspired by a 19th Century B&O Train is Coming to Federal Hill Park

South Harbor Renaissance (SHR) is in the midst of a final fundraising push to raise money for a piece to complete the historic-themed playground at Federal Hill Park. The “Campaign for the Train” will fund a custom-designed toddler playground installation inspired by a 19th Century train from the B&O Railroad.

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Police Jacket from The Wire Nets $3,350 at Thomas Johnson Silent Auction

Police Jacket from The Wire Nets $3,350 at Thomas Johnson Silent Auction

The jacket was donated by The Wire creator David Simon and his author wife Laura Lippman, who are Baltimore residents. It was worn by English actor Dominic West in Season 2 of The Wire. Simon joked on Twitter that the jacket still had his scent.

| October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School Fall Festival on Saturday

Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School Fall Festival on Saturday

Come join us for the 10th Annual Fall Festival!! Enjoy a day of fun, food and games for the whole family. Come home with local treasures from our amazing silent auction! This event is rain or shine and as always all proceeds go directly to support the students of Thomas Johnson!

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Riverside Park Pool to Stay Open Two Additional Weeks

Riverside Park Pool to Stay Open Two Additional Weeks

Due to unexpected repairs, the Riverside Park Pool did not open its doors this year until August 11th. But, Baltimore Recreation and Parks has now agreed to keep the pool open an additional two weeks until September 16th. The pool was scheduled to close on September 3rd.

| August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Riverside Park Pool Opens Today, August 11th

Riverside Park Pool Opens Today, August 11th

The long wait for the Riverside Park Pool is over as it will open for the first time this summer today at 12pm. There will be free admission to the pool on Saturday and  Sunday.

| August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Riverside Park Pool Expected to Open This Weekend

Riverside Park Pool Expected to Open This Weekend

The Riverside Park Pool is expected to open this weekend following multiple repairs. Baltimore City Recreation and Parks was originally scheduled to open the South Baltimore pool on June 23rd but water flooded into the basement pump room when the pool was filled, leading to a series of needed repairs.

| July 30, 2018 | 1 Comments
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Athletic Facility Renovations at Riverside Park Scheduled to Begin Next Summer

Athletic Facility Renovations at Riverside Park Scheduled to Begin Next Summer

A plan to expand the athletic fields at Riverside Park is finally moving forward now that Baltimore City has completed a $300,000 purchase of the triangular-shaped piece of land located beyond the outfield fences of Hap Hall Memorial Field. The land was purchased in May from CSX.

| July 9, 2018 | 3 Comments
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Riverside Park Pool Opening Delayed Due to Unexpected Repairs

Riverside Park Pool Opening Delayed Due to Unexpected Repairs

“The pool pump room flooded May 25 as a gate valve failed while attempting to fill the pool. We are working with a Contractor and BGE to make a repair.”

| June 29, 2018 | 1 Comments
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500 Under Armour Volunteers Renovate Spaces at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Locust Point

500 Under Armour Volunteers Renovate Spaces at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Locust Point

Last Friday, approximately 500 Under Armour employees volunteered at Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School in Locust Point. Under Armour partnered with Heart of America Foundation and worked the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Ruppert Landscape, Mahan Rykiel, Herring Run Nursery, Site One, IMPACT Fitness Consulting, and United Rentals on the initiative.

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
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