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Rambling Rose Baltimore’s Holiday Angels

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Actors Boris Kodjoe and his wife, Baltimore native Nicole Ari Parker
Actors Boris Kodjoe and his wife, Baltimore native Nicole Ari Parker nominated Colin’s Seafood and Grill to be the designated restaurant to provide the 1700 meals in the Baltimore area during the holiday season. COURTESY PHOTO

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I know COVID-19 is jumping up and down and doing the “James Brown.” When will it end— nobody knows but in the meantime don’t be a fool— wear your mask and keep that social distance. Celebrate the up-coming holiday with just the folks who live with you. Don’t invite a bunch of families and friends to your home— it is not safe! Hopefully we can do the big family thing next year.

The title of my column this week is “Baltimore’s Holiday Angles” because of the good deeds that “Dante Daniels the owner of Colin’s Seafood and Grill with a location at 1728 E. Northern Parkway in Baltimore and 3653 Offutt Road in Randallstown and Plating Change Initiative orchestrated. Through the efforts of actors Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker who is a Baltimore native, the “Plating Change Initiative,” volunteers, patrons and friends distributed over 145 very flavorful, delicious dinners, which were lovingly prepared by Colin’s Seafood & Grill, last week. Yes, I call them “Baltimore’s Holiday Angles.”

A total of 1700 dinners will be distributed in the Baltimore City area over the next two weeks. The meals are being sponsored by American businessman, television personality and philanthropist, Marcus Lemonis. According to officials of “Plating Change Initiative,” it is a great pleasure in giving because God gave us the greatest gift. Valerie Fraling, Dante Daniels and all the volunteers and friends are “Baltimore’s Holiday Angles!”

Not much music going on but An Die Musik Live on Charles Street is doing a lot of Live Streaming featuring shows from some of our favorite artists. Warren Wolf Christmas Vibes will be streaming his holiday show on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 410-385-2638 or go to www.andiemusiklive.com. There is no shortage of Christmas music out there that can evoke the holiday spirit. However, it takes a master of groove and swing like

Warren Wolf to conjure a true feeling of Christmas Vibes. On his new album, the vibraphone great and father of five offers an album of jazzy Yuletide cheer, sure to provide the ideal soundtrack to the season for the hippest families.

Horseshoe Casino will be making up blessing bags to hand out to the homeless on Saturday, December 19 at 10 a.m. Volunteers will assemble hundreds of individual bags filled with a variety of personal care items to be Baltimore leading up to Christmas.

The Blessing Bags are a very real way to meet the immediate need of the homeless by providing some basic supplies such as: toiletries, water, food and warmth this holiday season. Included in the Blessing Bags are: body wash; shampoo; conditioner; lotion; deodorant; razors; combs; sanitizing- wipes; hand warmers; chap stick; emery boards; socks; Band-Aids; feminine care products; and tissues. For more information, contact Morgan Kimmel at [email protected]. Well my dear friends, I have to go. My Boo-Boo and I are celebrating our Wedding Anniversary this weekend. That’s right we are celebrating 20 years of marriage as of December 15; and 61 years of being my first love and best friend.

Okay, I have to go now. Remember, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected]. You can send your letters to me at 214 Conewood Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21133. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

 

Dante Daniels owner of Colin’s Seafood & Grill and his staff
Courtesy Photo Dante Daniels owner of Colin’s Seafood & Grill and his staff prepared the meals at his restaurant located at 1728 E. Northern Parkway for distribution.
Journalist Valerie Fraling
Courtesy Photo Journalist Valerie Fraling played a pivotal role in the meal distribution that occurred last week.

 

volunteers from “Call to Action Church Ministries’
Courtesy Photo Last week, volunteers from “Call to Action Church Ministries’ with the “Plating Change Initiative” distributed 145 meals prepared by Colin’s Seafood & Grill.

 

Courtesy Photo

Last week, volunteers from “Call to Action Church Ministries’ with the “Plating Change Initiative” distributed 145 meals prepared by Colin’s Seafood & Grill.

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