Pikesville traffic goes in circles

March 10, 2013 by  

Pikesville is building a traffic circle at the intersection of Green Road and Old Court Road in Randallstown, approximately five miles from Pikesville proper.

The announcement was made [Read more]

Pikesville welcomes new eateries

January 30, 2013 by  

The Pikesville, Maryland, area is set to welcome two new ethnic restaurants, Buca di Beppo and Easta La Vista, it was reported earlier this month.

Easta La Vista opened in [Read more]

Baltimore’s National Aquarium draws visitors from throughout the region

December 18, 2012 by  

Pikesville, Maryland residents have another reason to visit Baltimore – the National Aquarium. An announcement made this month revealed that the [Read more]

Hilton changes its branding in Pikesville

November 25, 2012 by  

The Hilton Baltimore North in Pikesville, Maryland, is undergoing a million dollar renovation and will transition into a DoubleTree by Hilton by December 3.

DoubleTree is a Hilton brand aimed [Read more]

Zombies on the march in Pikesville area

October 12, 2012 by  

Halloween is only a few weeks away and things are getting deeply spooky around Pikesville, Maryland, thanks to fire captain Fred Causey and the rest of the [Read more]

Amtrak testing high-speed trains in the Baltimore area

September 27, 2012 by  

Amtrak, the nation’s passenger rail system, announced on September 25 that it planned to test high-speed trains throughout Baltimore, which includes Pikesville, Maryland – a town that lies only ten miles from the city. Reacting to the announcement, a local transport expert enthused that it could have great economic benefits.

Given the choice between flying, driving, or taking the train, many people expressed a preference for rail travel, noting that driving is stressful and inconvenient. Nia Cole, who arrived in Baltimore’s Penn Station from New York, said drivers need to contend with worries about fuel, parking, and traffic congestion.

Flying presents another set of difficulties, said John Quinn, who also arrived from New York. Quinn said:

“The airports, going through all the security checkpoints, to and from long-term parking — it’s much easier in and out of train stations, in my opinion.”

High-speed rail is a proven success in countries such as Germany, France, and Japan. Amtrak hopes to improve its already existing high-speed service by, it says:

“…raising speeds from the current 130 mph to 220 mph over the next decade.”

This would have the effect of halving travel times, making rail travel even more attractive.

Better rail transport would mean better access to the area, including Pikesville. New businesses could start up with the assurance that they would have many more customers brought to them via Amtrak. These startups, as well as existing businesses, could take advantage of printers to create flyers and posters to draw consumers to their stores, as well as printing catalogs to describe merchandise in detail.

Fall gets in bloom with a street festival

August 24, 2012 by  

The Pikesville Fall Festival will take place on Quarry Lake Drive on September 23 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. This is a free family-friendly event sponsored by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and [Read more]

Help the Women of St. Mary’s

July 21, 2012 by  

The eighth annual Women of St. Mary’s Peach Festival will take place at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Abingdon on August 4 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. All funds raised go towards the Women of St. Mary’s, which helps support [Read more]

Run or walk to help those suffering from cancer

June 24, 2012 by  

The Pikesville 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Woodholme Center on July 15 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and there will also be a one-mile Fun Run. The first 750 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Funds raised will go to [Read more]

Enjoy the Pikesville Summer Fest

May 27, 2012 by  

The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce are presenting the Pikesville Summer Fest on Sudbrook Lane on June 10 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. This is a free event and all children who bring their report card will get a free [Read more]

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