WTMD’s First Thursday at Canton Waterfront returns for a twelfth year with big changes. A new stage, new bands, and a reconfigured venue space for both attendees and vendors are just a few. The first of the series will take place on May 4th, 2017.
The Baltimore Bike Share program, new as of last month, is further cementing itself into Baltimore’s good graces. The program is run by veteran-owned Corps Logistics and now employs several veterans full-time to service the different bike stations throughout the city. The program itself is a pay-by-the-hour bike rental program that sports both electric and standard bicycles for use around the Baltimore city proper.
Read more about the program here on the Baltimore Sun.
Did you hear? As of last night, the new Water Wheel partially facilitated by Healthy Harbor and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore has been fully funded! The fund raising bash put on last night produced the remaining few dollars necessary to meet the goal. The new water wheel, to be placed at the outlet of Harris Creek in Canton, will take the identity of a female named Professor Trash Wheel.
Have you heard the good news? The Port of Baltimore made a whopping $200,000 donation to the Canton Water Wheel! This means that the wheel is nearly 80% funded. If you make a donation now, it will be matched! (Donations must be sub $30,000 for matching to apply). The existing trash wheel isthe world’s first and only sustainably powered trash collecting water wheel.
Many that live in Canton are aware of its far reaching history, beginning as a plantation and growing to house many of Baltimore’s working class throughout the 1800 and 1900s. However, many do not know that we have a few gems within our boundaries that hold a little history, other than the common 100 or so year old house. Right next to the square, there sits a 130-year-old branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Closed for the past two years for updating, it opened last month amid much excitement. The branch is the oldest continuously operating neighborhood library in the city’s system.