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The Holiday Issue

December, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 11 Dear Reader, This year’s poster was created by Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez It’s been a monumental year in every regard for Baltimore’s Washington Monument, and the celebrations continue tomorrow with a beloved yearly tradition, The Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting celebration. The festivities will begin at 5 PM and run through […]

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Timeless Themes, Illuminated

November, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 10 Dear Reader, Safavid, Iran, School of Muhammad Zaman “Young Woman in a Georgian Costume,” 17th century Oil on canvas, Anonymous Lender Now on display at The Walters Art Museum is a breathtaking exhibition on arts of the Islamic world. The exhibition, “Pearls on a String” (on view through January […]

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A Little Lunchtime Music

  A Little Lunchtime Music   October/November, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 9 Dear Reader, The Peabody Institute, located in the cultural heart of Mount Vernon Any day or night, just few steps from Baltimore’s Washington Monument, you’ll hear the trill of scales on the piano or Mozart on the violin. It’s a welcome sound, synonymous […]

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A Hotel With History

September, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 8 Dear Reader, One of the city’s most picturesque buildings, with turrets and a six-story spiral staircase, the Hotel Brexton, located at the corner of Park Ave. and Tyson Street, could have come straight from a fairy tale. The Hotel Brexton,  photo credit Bob Glock “The hotel is not out […]

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227 Steps

August/September, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 7 Dear Reader, Thousands of people celebrated the Washington Monument’s reopening at the July 4 Monumental Bicentennial, courtesy Mount Vernon Place Conservancy Ask any Baltimorean for their thoughts about the Washington Monument, and you’ll likely receive a nostalgic response: Many have childhood memories of racing up the 227 narrow steps […]

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Mount Vernon Celebrates Independence Day

    July, 2015    Volume 3, Issue 6 Dear Reader, George Washington atop his monument, courtesy Mount Vernon Place Conservancy Happy Fourth! This Saturday, Mount Vernon is celebrating a special time in American history with its Monumental Bicentennial, a neighborhood-wide celebration featuring the official reopening of Baltimore’s restored Washington Monument! Presented by the Mount Vernon […]

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A Monumental Bicentennial

June, 2015 Volume 3, Issue 5 Dear Reader, Baltimore’s Washington Monument (courtesy Wikipedia) With its cornerstone laid on July 4, 1815, Mount Vernon’s Washington Monument became the first public monument to honor George Washington and the ideals of American Democracy he represented. This July 4, Baltimore is celebrating this special time in American history with […]

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Baltimore Strong May, 2015, Volume 3, Issue 4 Dear Reader, Just three days after the riots, Trinacria reopened its doors. Well-wishers left messages on the temporary plywood windows, above. There isn’t one person who lives or works in Baltimore who hasn’t been affected by the recent unrest. And while the glare of the national media […]

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A Wide World, ‘Imagined’

l April, 2015     Volume 3, Issue 3   ‘High Priestess,’ courtesy Baltimore School for the Arts   Dear Reader, Close your eyes for a moment. Picture the most colorful, far-out landscape: Miles from civilization, and shrouded in myth. It’s a world you’ve never seen before… and a world you’ve probably never thought was possible, […]

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A Tale of Mysterious Coffins

March, 2015   Volume 3, Issue 2 Dear Reader, It was a moody Chesapeake afternoon late in 1990. There was a message waiting for Maryland Historical Society President Burt Kummerow when he returned to St. Mary’s City after a trip up the road. At the time, he was Director at Historic St. Mary’s City, and […]

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