Calling all Artists

Artists display their creativity on the fence
Artists display their creativity on the fence

The 5th Annual French Fair and Fleamarket is upon us!

We want artists for Art on the Fence.  If you have any framed or stretched pieces that would be suitable to put up along the park railings and sell at no commission please come join us, at our 5th annual French Fair in Seton Hill on October 11th from 12-5 p.m. Please send an e-mail to to book space. The Fair takes place in our Saint Mary’s Park.

Seton Hill (just West of Mount Vernon) is hosting its fun, funky and free French style event to celebrate the neighborhood as Baltimore’s old French Quarter.   We have a variety of activities that will attract a diverse audience of locals and people from across Maryland; it should be a distinctive and memorable event so invite your friends and family.

We kick off at 12 p.m. with DJ Steve Windows.  There will be several live performances, including the Hot Club of Baltimore play jazz at 1 pm, followed by Kevin McWha Steele at 3 pm.  Victoria Vox finishes the music beginning at 4 pm.  In between these acts we have hula hooping on the central green, our signature French maid races, Petanque in the park, a flea and craft market and a Kids corner that will include building a 6 foot and mini Eiffel towers, Toddler Tour de France, a mini Grand Prix, face painting, sack races and other fun stuff.

During the fair, visitors will also be able to tour the Historic St. Mary’s Chapel and visitor center and attend a lecture there at 2 p.m. by Professor Richard Guy Wilson, speaking on Maximilian Godefroy & St. Mary’s Chapel: The Invention of the Gothic Revival for America.

We look forward to seeing you!

Councilman Bill Cole

Photo of Councilman Cole provided by
Photo of Councilman Cole provided by

Seton Hill is sad to see our councilman Bill Cole leave the 11th district, but we are very excited that he will be the new President of the Baltimore Development Corporation.  Below are a number of news clippings about this appointment:

Mayor Announces Departure of Baltimore Development Corporation President and CEO Brenda McKenzie, Councilman William Cole to Replace Her, 7 August 2014, Mayor Press Release

Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC, 8 August 2014, Baltimore Sun.

New direction for BDC [Editorial], 8 August 2014, Baltimore Sun.

Incoming BDC president Bill Cole: ‘Baltimore is sitting on the launching pad’, 11 August 2014, Baltimore Business Journal

Cole’s record on development draws praise and concern, 12 August 2014, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Development Corp. awaits direction as Bill Cole steps in, 13 August 2014, Baltimore Business Journal

What’s next for the 11th district council member?  The city council president is creating a committee to nominate a finalist for Cole’s seat, who then needs to be approved by the Mayor.  “I am looking for someone who will be independent and vote the conscience of the district, and not mine or not the mayor’s,” Young said.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn about developments!

Baltimore’s Youth Curfew

As most of you have heard, Baltimore’s youth curfew will take effect 8 August 2014.  As mentioned on our Facebook page, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be holding a town hall meeting on 29 July 2014.

The town hall will take place Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00 pm.
University of Baltimore Law Center, Moot Court
1401 N Charles Street
(Mt. Royal Street Entrance)

Youth Curfew


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