Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ron Zimmerman Realtors & The Rowan Tree Help You Give Back this Holiday Season

Sponsored by your local small businesses!

The American Rescue Workers, located at the corners of South Hanover and Clement streets, kindly asks you to give back to our neighbors this holiday season by donating your gently used winter clothing.

Their homeless mission aids men in recovery, in addition to serving thousands of meals every year to Baltimore families in need. They need nonperishable food items for their pantry and men's clothing, if possible, but will accept any generous donation. Drop Off location: Ron Zimmerman Realtors, 1234 Light Street, or The Rowan Tree Tavern, 1633 South Charles Street.

 The Allen Center for Seniors is kicking off this holiday season with a raffle for a hand-crafted Ravens Afghan. Ticket prices TBA, and will be available for sale next week at Rowan Tree and Ron Zimmerman Realtors.


Moveable Feast is a national non-profit that puts food on the tables of Maryland residents fighting life-threatening illnesses, HIV/AIDS, and cancer.

 They have an ongoing 50-50 raffle that has already started, centered around the Ravens Season, and they are currently up to $700.00! Winner recieves 50% of the take, and the remainder is donated to Moveable Feast.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cheese Galore and More Announces Asiago Contest Winners!

Judges: Debbie Alt, Crystal Moll, Frieda Ulman
Congratulations to the winners of Cheese Galore and More's first annual Asiago Cheese Spread Contest!

                    1st Place - Kevin Lillis
                    2nd Place - Kendra Heyde
                    3rd Place - Kendra Heyde
                    4th Place - Nancy Miller

Everyone who participated made the event a huge success.

Owner Sharon Johnson says judges Debbie Alt, Crystal Moll, and Frieda Ulman had a tough time deciding because all the entries were outstanding and unique in their own way.

Events like these promote shopping locally within our community--first and fourth place winners Kevin and Nancy "sourced" their ingredients from Cross Street Market-- so we hope to see another one like it next year!

Federal Hill Ace 'Shopsgiving' Sidewalk Sale and Blood Drive

In the spirit of the holidays, give back while you shop Black Friday deals during Federal Hill Ace Hardware's Shopsgiving event!

Saturday, November 30, from 10am - 3pm, Children National Medical Center will have their bloodmobile parked outside Ace, collecting donations to help kids in need. 

Your local hardware destination will also host a sidewalk sale starting at 11am, with most items under $1! This is a great opportunity to collect stocking stuffers and small, inexpensive gifts for those holiday parties and secret Santa exchanges!

They need at least 20 donors. Please sign up for an appointment time here:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Celebrate the Holidays Federal Hill Style!

Federal Hill will kick off this holiday season, per tradition, with the 18th Annual Festive Flavors Tour on Tuesday, December 10th, from 6 to 10 pm. Groups travel to 7 different local restaurants and bars, where they'll sample delicious food and (adult) beverages, all for only $55. Tickets can be purchased at Federal Hill Main Street, 42 East Cross Street.  

Everyone's favorite shopping event, Moonlight Madness, will be held Friday, December 13th, from 8 pm to midnight. Don't miss your chance to score last minute holiday deals and find something for everyone on your list! Locally owned shops will stay open late to offer you specials and savings on everything from vintage jewelry and unique clothing, to creative homegoods and one-of-a-kind artwork. All the while, Carolers will stroll the streets, filling the air with holiday cheer!

Retrieve a "Moonlight Madness Passport" from Federal Hill Main Street, get at least 5 stamps from participating businesses on December 13th, and you'll be entered to win a goody bag of Federal Hill items. We'll be open 'til midnight to offer complimentary gift wrapping and refreshments!
Prior to this shopping extravaganza, join members of Federal Hill Neighborhood Association and Federal Hill Main Street at our annual Tree Lighting, to be held at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center Park at 7pm. Children of all ages can enjoy caroling, hot cocoa and cookies, and a special visit from you know who!

Please feel free to bring your children's hand-made ornaments or decorations for our community tree. They can be dropped off in advance, or bring them with you to the event and we'll hang them during the lighting ceremony.

Santa will be available for pictures (please bring your own camera) on Saturday, December 14th, from noon to 4 pm at the Cross Street Market. There will be crafts and activities which the entire family can enjoy together.

Please join our community in celebrating the holidays, as they are meant to be shared. We hope to see you there!

Briana Lopes, Intern

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cheese Galore and More: Enter Our Asiago Cheese Recipe Contest!

Cheese Galore and More, located inside the historic Cross Street Market, will celebrate the start of their third year with a special recipe contest using one of their best-selling cheeses--Asiago Spread aka “Federal Hill Crack.” First place winner will recieve bragging rights and a $50 gift certificate to Cheese Galore and More. First runner up will recieve a $25 gift certificate, while third place winner can choose between a $10 gift certificate or a pound of the addictive Italian cheese.

To earn your chops as a Federal Hill Foodie, just enter your dish using the infamous Asiago Spread. Already known to have been mixed into mashed potatoes, spread on the top of steaks, as well as served on all sorts of crackers and crostinis, there are endless recipe posibilities!

Pick up your entry form either from the Cheese Galore and More Stall at the Cross Street Market or email Bring your completed application form and at least three servings of your special recipe with you to the contest. The contest judging will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 3 PM at the Cheese Galore and More location in the Cross Street Market.