It’s fall, and thus it is time once again for Festival on the Hill, the more-or-less annual celebration of autumn weather and community togetherness that has been happening around here since the 1950s.
The fall bird migration is underway and for attentive residents of Bolton Hill, that means an opportunity to spot a wide range of birds that are passing through, heading south for the winter months. If not in your yard, look for them in neighborhood and other nearby parks where each night they come down from the skies in search of insects or berries, water and a safe place to rest.
The most frequent word in my presidential life or recent months has been when, as in “when will you make X do what I need?” Sadly, BHCA cannot “make” anyone do anything, but we do have good news on a few fronts, thanks to persistence, patience, and polite firmness from our neighbors.
Only six months after it was declared a “disallowed zone” in which harassing drivers and squeegeeing car windows would be no longer tolerated, a cadre of young men, squeegees in hand, are back working the traffic regularly at the I-83 south exit ramp to Mt. Royal Avenue.
Over the summer representatives from BHCA, Madison Park Improvement Association and Historic Marble Hill have met with city and state housing authorities and elected officials to make the case for rejecting the current developer’s plan for renovating Pedestal Gardens apartments.
Long before the famous Ripkins, Eddie Murray or Frank Robinson, the toast of professional baseball in Baltimore was a man called Foxy Ned Hanlon who lived in Bolton Hill. Now Tom Delise, a longtime English teacher who lives in the neighborhood, has written a biography, Foxy Ned Hanlon: The Baseball Life of a Hall of Fame Manager, co-authored with Jay Seaborg, a retired history teacher and lifelong baseball fan in Mt. Airy.
Now that cannabis (AKA marijuana) is legal and widely available in Maryland, BHCA’s Gray Panthers Task Force is hosting a salon on Wednesday, Oct. 25, with an expert on the medical and policy aspects of cannabis.
My husband and I embarked on an exhaustive search for our dream home in this quirky city of Baltimore, hoping to find something more than just a perfect house—we longed for a genuine community to call our own. On a scorching summer evening, our exploration led us to the charming neighborhood of Bolton Hill.