Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's Almost Here!

Fest-of-All is THIS Saturday, the 23rd from 7-11 pm at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.  Fest-of-All is only the biggest party of the year celebrating all things Federal Hill.  As always, there will be great food from favorite local spots and some of the best drinks in town.  The fashion show is also bound to be one of the greatest attractions of the night.  Christie Griffiths, fashion show coordinator, was even interviewed by The Baltimore Sun!  You can read the article here.
The Real Geniuses will be back again to play the crowd’s favorite tunes, and first time Fest-of-All-er, DJ ARI, will be playing music while the models strut the latest spring fashions down the runway.  Best of all, Fest-of-All is a celebration with the community, so expect to see your friendly neighbors, local business owners, and friends all partying and having a great time.
We still have tickets left for purchase, so be sure to buy yours before they sell out!  Call Federal Hill Main Street at 410-727-4500 or visit to buy your tickets.  
We can’t wait to see you there!
Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Miss Maryland US Joins Fest-of-All Fashion Show

Miss Maryland United States 2013, Ciera Nicole Butts, will be walking on this year’s Fest-of-All runway.  Ciera recently won her title as Miss Maryland US, and is excited to be part of our show.  Fest-of-All takes place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Saturday, February 23, 7-11 pm
Some of you may have seen Ciera during the Ravens victory parade last Tuesday, meeting and taking photos with fans.  Ciera will spend the next year making appearances to promote her chosen cause, mentoring the youth, and in July 2013, she will represent Maryland in the Miss United States pageant. 
Ciera will join 14 other beautiful models to showcase the latest spring fashions and accessories from Federal Hill boutiques.  We’re so excited for this year’s Fest-of-All! 
Follow Ciera Nicole on Twitter, and Facebook.
For more information on the pageant, visit
Get the hottest ticket in town! The party is just around the corner and you DON’T want to miss out.  Visit to buy your tickets today! 
Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fest-of-All: The FASHION

Christie Griffiths, Brightside Boutique & Art Studio owner and resident trendsetter, is this year’s Fest-of-All Fashion Show Chair; and we couldn’t be more excited! Monesha Phillips of Pandora's Box is co-chairing, so we have all the bases covered.
Fest-of-All will be held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on February 23rd, from 7-11 pm.  This is one event you do NOT want to miss!
The coordinators are stepping it up this year. DJ Ari is handling the music for the models as they walk the runway. 
Local shops will feature favorite spring pieces, including:  
  • B’More Betty (1316 Light Street)
  • The Bridal Suite (1126 S. Charles)
  • Brightside Boutique & Art Studio (1133 S. Charles)
  • Cottage Kidz (1129 Light Street)
  • Curiosity (1033 S. Charles)
  • Lovelace: The Showroom (1201 Light Street)
  • Pandora’s Box (50 E. Cross Street)
  • Posh Retro (1003 Light Street)
  • Seleh’s Furs (1018 S. Charles)
  • Vanessa’s Vintage Treasures (1132 S. Charles)
Catch a little preview on Fox 45 Morning News on Friday, February 22nd. They will be airing live shots from Brightside Boutique, featuring Christie and Monesha. 
And it's not just all about the fashion. Fest-of-All has great food & drink, live music, and a silent auction – all the makings for a great night!  If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, buy one now! We’ve sold out the past two years and have had to turn people away at the door.
You can buy your tickets here or call 410-727-4500.
See you there!
Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Enjoy the Fest-of-All Signature Drink!

There is so much to enjoy at FEST-OF-ALL, Federal Hill Main Street's great party and fashion show at Baltimore Museum of Industry on February 23. For the first time, this year, you will find a FEST-OF-ALL SIGNATURE DRINK!

Congratulations to Nobles Bar & Grill (1024 S. Charles St.) for winning the contest, held during Moonlight Madness in December. Eight local establishments competed for the prized title. 

The tasters enjoyed them all, but Nobles’ Strawberry Lemon Crush was a clear favorite from the start. Their muddled strawberries and freshly squeezed lemons made a sweet and tangy concoction that stood out from the rest. Other than the strawberries and lemon, the rest of the ingredients were a secret – adding to its appeal.
A total of 118 people stopped by Main Street to taste the drinks and vote for their favorite. Mother's Federal Hill Grille (Winter Wonderland Sangria) came in second, followed by Stalking Horse (Moscow Mule), Blue Agave (Spicy Guavarita), Banditos (Bongarang), Porter’s (Winter “Berry” Good Sangria), Brewer’s Cask (Super Juice), and Ropewalk (Cosmo).  All the drinks tested were delicious! 

Be sure to taste the Strawberry Lemon Crush when you party at Fest-of-All, and to congratulate Nobles! You will find a full open bar at the event, along with a variety of beer and red and white wine. All food and drink is included in the ticket price.
Got tickets yet? Get them soon! This event sold out the last two years. 
Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern

Friday, February 1, 2013

New Owner Takes Helm of Federal Hill Income Tax

There's no better time to introduce our newest Federal Hill neighbor than now! Gene Egeberg, CPA, is the new owner of Federal Hill Income Tax, a full-service accounting firm located at 1244 Light Street.  He is gearing up and ready for this year's tax season.

Federal Hill Income tax caters to small businesses and individuals alike and is welcoming many new clients this spring, as well as customers of the previous owner.  Gene chose the Federal Hill area for his business because of the hard-working small businesses and the great business association.  He has already joined the Federal Hill Business Association, just in time for the annual election, and plans to be an active member.

While his firm caters mainly to Baltimore and Federal Hill residents and business owners, Gene welcomes those in Towson, Glen Burnie, and all other areas. Gene also works with nonprofit organizations.

Check out the Federal Hill Income tax website for more information and to stay up-to-date with news. You can also call (410-547-0285) or walk in to make an appointment today; they plan to be busy through May!

Happy Tax Season!
Alex Marie Schmidt, Intern