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Had your fill of driving to the mall, searching for parking, and waiting in long lines for the same old gifts you give every year? Waverly Main Street is what you’re looking for. Shopping local is more important than ever this year, as we’re all looking for ways to trim costs. Don’t fill up the tank — take a walk or bike ride over to Waverly Main Street for one-of-a-kind gifts like books, electronics, and
In the late 1960s and 1970s, GHCC’s slogan was “People are the Key.” We still know it’s true. The people who create positive change in our neighborhoods are residents like you who want their communities to be great places to live, work, and raise families. A community garden in the 2200 block of Barclay Street This month’s issue of the Urbanite magazine profiles 6 “neighborhood heroes — people fighting for and inspiring change in parts
By Karen DeCamp, Assistant Director of Public Education, Advocacy, and Outreach, GHCCWaverly student Zahaire Calloway at a January 2008 school clean-up Bebe Verdery of the ACLU of Maryland blogged on the Open Society Institute’s Audacious Ideas blog about her dream of rebuilding Baltimore’s aging schools into new green schools, full of natural light to inspire and nurture children. Well – that dream is becoming a reality at Waverly Elementary/Middle School, where architects have been hired
A mural at Dallas F. Nicholas, Sr. Elementary School In this week’s Audacious Ideas blog post for the Open Society Institute, Bebe Verdery writes about the impact that school facility improvements have not just on children but also on their surrounding communities. Verdery, who is the Education Reform Director for the ACLU of Maryland, notes that physical improvements to Baltimore schools create jobs as well as opportunities to incorporate new environmentally-friendly building techniques. And most
If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting all year for the return of holiday decorations, and the late Thanksgiving this year only made the wait longer. But on Friday, December 5, the wait is over as Waverly Main Street kicks off its holiday shopping season with a tree-lighting. Join us at 7 p.m. for carols, hot chocolate, and the lighting of the tree at 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue. The tree-lighting is part of Miracle