November 28, 2010

Crabs for Christmas

Crabs For Christmas Concert

Featuring Baltimore's own
David DeBoy & his Holiday Hons

Rolling Road Golf Club

Sunday, December 12th
Arrive: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6PM
Show Begins: 7PM

Adults $35
Children under 12, $20
Includes Dinner

November 22, 2010

Santa Stumble

Plan to attend the 2nd Annual C-Ville Santa Stumble,
Saturday, December 4, 2010.

Check-In will be held at the Sea Hut Inn,
5:00—6:00 pm

Tax deductible $20 registration fee = long sleeve tee, Santa hat and wrist band entitling partipants to discounts and specials at various businesses along Frederick Road.

An updated list and schedule will be provided at check-in the evening of the Stumble.

Proceeds benefit the Comet Park Renovation Project at Catonsville High School. Last year's Stumble was attended by 120 merrymakers raising $3,000 for the project.

Please consider bringing a couple of friends and joining us! It is a great way to kick off the holiday season! Contact Sue Plitt if you have any questions.

Open Mic Nite

Open Mic Night
Trax on Wax

On the second & fourth Tuesday every month Trax on Wax owner Gary Gebler host a broad range of musicians for an Open Mic Night. Signup starts at around 6pm and music is from 7-10pm. Trax on Wax is located at 709 Frederick Road

Store Hours:
M-F 11am - 8pm
Sat: 11am - 6PM
Sun: 12 noon -4pm

Santa House

Santa's Coming To Town

This Saturday is a special day in Catonsville. Yep, you guessed it, it's the day that Santa comes to town. For 16 years, Catonsvillians have been gathering to ring in the season with the lighting of the town Christmas Tree and the welcoming of the jolly red-suited toy giver. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 27th. So bring out the family for a night of music, cookie and cocoa, and good friends. The evening is entirely free and it's always a hit.

Santa House Hours:

Fridays 6–8 p.m; Dec. 3, 10 & 17

Saturdays 2–4 p.m; Dec. 4, 11 & 18

Sunday, Dec. 19, 2–5 p.m.

November 3, 2010

Explore Baltimore County: Catonsville wakes up and smells the coffee

Explore Baltimore County: Catonsville wakes up and smells the coffee

Downtown Catonsville woke up Friday morning to the smell and sight of thermoses full of organic coffee as Six Mile Coffee enjoyed a quiet opening at 6 a.m. at its new location at 609 Frederick Road.

Inside, a gleaming pastry case was filled with Danish pastries, cinnamon twists, Halloween-themed cupcakes and pies from Sweet, a bakery that owner Chris Sikora owns and runs in nearby Ellicott City.

The coffee shop also offers a menu of sandwiches, soups, salads and bread pizzas made in a high-speed oven.

Sikora estimated that half-dozen customers had trickled in by 9 a.m.

Sikora said the coffee shop will have its grand opening Saturday, featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce at 9 a.m.

Located in the former Chesapeake Bank building near Catonsville Elementary School, the coffee shop also includes a drive-through window for commuters.

“It’s super exciting,” said manager Michelle McClelland, who lives just inside the Baltimore City line and can walk to work.

A former Starbucks employee, McClelland moved to the area earlier this year from Lynchburg, Va.

“I much prefer the local thing,” said McClelland, who said that the products at Six Mile Coffee are economically sustainable and as “green” as possible.

“We recycle,” she said. “We do all the stuff that Starbucks doesn’t do.”

Ellicott City resident Kevin Hardy, Sikora’s pastor at Crossroads Church on Rogers Avenue in Ellicott City, stopped in to buy a cup of coffee and an apple Danish.

“I love coffee,” said Hardy, who said that with many of his parishioners living in the area, he would use the business as a meeting place in the future.

The coffee shop’s Wi-Fi makes it a convenient place to have a cup of coffee and surf the Internet, he said.

“It really looks good,” Hardy said. “I think he’s done a great job (of) really making it warm and friendly.”

Six Mile coffee will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

On the Lighter Side!