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Harbor East…

…where casual, fun and fine dining, great places to live in newly rebuilt condominiums/apartments, great places to shop and lively entertainment create a wonderful place to be. Of course, don’t forget the proximity to the waterfront and downtown Baltimore in this walkabout neighborhood. Imagine the economic health of the Inner Harbor being combined with the rich history, culture and tradition of East Baltimore. A win-win for sure.

Harbor East from Federal Hill Park

The area of Baltimore once called Inner Harbor East is now simply called “Harbor East.” It is a truly wonderful example of mixed-use urban development/redevelopment. A half billion dollars worth of construction is nearing completion and offers all the amenities for which modern urban dwellers seek. Some may use the term “urban chic” to describe being a part of this neighborhood (in fact, there is an upscale shop with that name nearly in the center of all the action).

Stylized Map of Harbor East

With a dozen square blocks of the ultimate in City Life, this desirable neighborhood is bounded by Fleet Street on the north; S. Caroline Street to the east; Lancaster Street, the Promenade and waters of the Patapsco River to the south; and the Jones Falls (stream, not expressway) and the Promenade to the west. Aliceanna Street (west-east) bisects the neighborhood horizontally and provides a walkway parallel to the Promenade along the water.

Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel Harbor EastWalking in Inner Harbor East appears as a focus of the urban structure allowing residents and visitors easy access to the waterfront near the high-rise condos/apartments, offices and newly built hotels, such as the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Retail business includes a modern (and popular) market, up-scale shops with an urban theme, a “Landmark” 7-screen theater (get your movie tickets now), and a pleasing variety of eateries. Urban sprawl is no longer in vogue; instead, this implementation of creative urban development is pedestrian friendly, uses less land, is environmentally friendly and brings a valuable neighborhood to Baltimore City.

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Baltimore Farmers’ Market Open through December 18th

Happy Holiday Cooking Starts Here
Farmers Market Holiday

From turkeys and trees to breads, pies and gifts, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has you covered for Thanksgiving and the entire holiday season.

Through December 18, market-goers can shop for seasonal ingredients for holiday meals and unique, handcrafted gifts for their loved ones and holiday decorations. As the season progresses, wreathes, Christmas trees and other greenery also become available. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will

Prepare Now for the Winter
Sign Up for CSA

As winter is approaching, now is the time to sign up for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or Home Delivery programs to make fresh produce available year round. The following are some farms from the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar that participate.

Martin Family Herb Farms/Grandma Annie’s Harvest- Their herbs and specialty items, along with produce and proteins sourced from other farms, are Home Delivered through Grandma Annie’s Harvest. Like bringing the farmers’ market to you. Contact: grandmaanniesharvest@gmail.com

South Mountain Creamery- Home Delivery of their dairy products through the winter months Contact: customerservice@smcdairy.com

Two Boots Farm Fall/Winter CSA- Fall and Winter sustainably-grown CSA shares on a weekly basis as produce is available.  Shares are paid for online and can be picked up at a location in Baltimore City(TBA) or on the Farm. Occasional partnering with other small, sustainable farms like Good Dog Farm and Little Gunpowder Farm to offer more variety to CSA members.Contact: twobootsfarm@gmail.com; newsletter here; Order

Zahradka Farm- The 100 year-old farm has been running their 14-week “Z” winter CSA since 2010. Their winter crops are non-GMO, and not sprayed, treated or gassed. Contact: ZFarmsCSA@gmail.com

Farmer/Vendor/Bazaar applications
are available for 2017
DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
Open every Sunday until December 18, 2016
 from 7am to sellout which is approximately noon.
Located under the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX I-83) at Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
www.promotionandarts.org
10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c)(3) serving as the city’s arts council, events center and film office.

National Katyn Memorial in Harbor East

The victims of Stalinist Terror, 20,000 Polish military officers, were murdered by the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) in 1940.

National Katyn Memorial
National Katyn Memorial in Harbor East Baltimore

Located at the intersection of Aliceanna and President streets and unveiled in 2000, the National Katyn Memorial stands as a centerpiece of Harbor East, memorializing the massacre for all to see and remember. It is currently the tallest statue in Baltimore and can be seen for a great distance in several directions.

Information about the Katyn Memorial in Harbor East Baltimore

Partial transcription of the above informational plaque:

THE KATYN MASSACRE, 1940
Victims of the Stalinist Terror – 20,000 Polish Military Officers
Murdered By The Soviet Secret Police (NKVD)

In 1918, Poland regained her independence, after enduring three partitions and dominations for 123 years by Russia, Prussia and Austria. Barely 21 years later, on September 1, 1939 Nazi Germany invaded Poland from the West, triggering the Second World War. On September 17, the Soviet Union, in cooperation with the Nazis and without a declaration of war, invaded and occupied eastern Poland. Thus, Poland was partitioned a fourth time. In spite of being only partially mobilized because of strong pressure from its Allies, England and France, Polish forces valiantly fought both invaders for weeks before being overwhelmed and forced to lay down their arms…

The entire transcription
is located at www.katynbaltimore.com/massacre.html.

…The phrase Katyñ Massacre is used to signify the murders at all three of the Soviet camps. These atrocities were a failed attempt by Stalin to forever eliminate all opposition to communist rule in Poland. The free spirit of the Polish people endured through the dark years of communist oppression. Poland now stands as a full partner of the western democracies, a member of NATO and the European Union.

A print of the above photograph can be ordered from USPictures.com in the “Baltimore” gallery.

Uber – Forget the Taxi, Call for Black Car Service

Like the title of this article says – forget the taxi and call for black car service instead! Uber Car is the hottest new thing in Baltimore transportation. Baltimore area residents and visitors have always been able to call airport transportation to have a black car to take them to and from the Baltimore Washington International Airport but beyond that it was necessary to call a limousine service well ahead of time to set up fancy transportation. But not anymore! Now you can call Uber to have an Uber X car, black sedan, SUV, or luxury vehicle pick you and your date (or your partying friends) up anywhere around Baltimore to take you from point A to point B. The UberX costs the least (and is the smallest) option and the luxury Uber vehicle costs the most, of course.

One of the best things about Uber is that no money changes hands; everything is handled electronically. All you have to do is simply download the Uber app to your smartphone or go to their website to create an account. When you create an account you will be asked to store credit or debit card information (don’t worry, it’s secure) for a card that you will use for payment of services. When you want to take that lucky lady out for a special date or have a worry free night of bar hopping around town with your friends, all you have to do is use the app or website and enter your location and your desired destination. You will be given an estimate (which is quite accurate) of what the cost of Uber transportation will be and if you accept it you will be given an ETA for a nearby car to pick you up. Want to split your fare with friends? No problem! Uber can send them a message on their phone’s Uber app to charge their card for a portion of the fee, you friend will juts have to tap the “Accept” button.

When an Uber car arrives at your location you are given a call or text on the phone to let you know they have arrived. When you head on out to the car the driver even gets out and opens and closes the doors for you. Uber lets you enjoy getting from one place to another with friendly drivers that will carry a good conversation if you ‘d like and once you arrive at your destination, they help you out of the car and tell you to have a great time and go on their way. No, no need to tip them, that is taken care of when you order the car and set up the electronic payment.

That’s Uber! Easy peasy and very enjoyable, too!