Just like breakups, the art of blowing glass creates hardened, delicate pieces that preserve the spontaneity of a whisper or a sigh in one-of-a-kind forms. Today's deal preserves your own moment in time, or lets you take home someone else's inspired, hardworking moments: $20 gets you $40 toward your choice of glass-blowing workshops or handsome blown-glass gifts at Corradetti Glass Studio and Gallery. “I know!” thought Annie, and she fetched her grandfather’s glassblowing implements, utilizing them safely, but nonetheless in a way that children must never attempt. She took a heated rod and rested it gently, first on his shoulders, then hips and knees, until all his joints were momentarily pliable enough for limited locomotion.
Since 1998, GHCC's Neighborhood Programs has partnered with local schools to promote academic and physical improvements, thus bolstering the educational experience of currently enrolled students while also attracting new neighborhood families to these schools. GHCC's staff has petitioned the city council to pass an amendment to provide funding for necessary public school repairs and maintenance, making them safer and more welcoming to students. In the meantime, The Barclay School's main office needs renovations in order to maintain a positive learning environment and to help the school attract new students and funding.
Green Eco Cleaners cleanses bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms using nontoxic and biodegradable products from brands such as Seventh Generation, Melaleuca, and WowGreen. Color-coded cotton and microfiber cloths ensure that the towel used to clean the bathroom is always different from the one used to dust furniture. Skilled staff members also polish interior windows, evict dust from loitering on windowsills, and leave bathtubs sparkling. Green Eco Cleaners provides all cleaning solvents except bleach, but asks that homeowners supply brooms, mops, buckets, and vacuums. Homeowners may receive regular tidying by scheduling weekly, biweekly, or monthly visits on the day, time, and planet of their choice.
"Running is such a beautiful metaphor for life,” Back on My Feet founder Anne Mahlum says on her organization’s website. “Life is about choosing different roads and our program teaches the importance of choosing roads filled with opportunity, hope and happiness.” Anna’s understanding of life and running intertwined and strengthened during her own daily runs. Every morning she would follow the same route, but despite her conditioning it began to take her longer and longer. This was because her route took her past a homeless shelter, and what began as jogging past without breaking stride turned into waving at familiar faces and then stopping to talk. Today, Back on My Feet is dedicated to the empowerment and self-sufficiency of underserved people. Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Through running, people experiencing homelessness gain community, self-esteem, and confidence alongside other people of all backgrounds. Anna’s efforts have led to a running club in Philadelphia and have since expanded to the Baltimore and Washington DC areas. The organization funds its cause by hosting events and races throughout the year, including various 5Ks, half-marathons, and The AT&T Sneaks Come Out at Night 15K & 3x5K Relay.
The master framers at James L. Pierce have more than thirty years of experience, offering a wide variety of quality commercial and custom hand-finished frames. Notable clientele who have relied on their expert framework include the Baltimore Museum of Art, the C. Grimaldis Gallery, and the American Visionary Art Museum, as well as Hollywood film director John Waters. Prices range from $7 to $300 per square foot (plus glass and usually a minimum of four feet required) for high-end custom frames, ensuring a mount to suit the needs of museum collectors as well those just looking for an excuse to showcase their children's expert finger paintings.