Community Focused

Business Spotlight: The Kellogg Collection

The Kellogg Collection opened its first location on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. out of a passion for Indian dhurries and a desire to bring them to the D.C. area. Over 30 years later, The Kellogg Collection has four shops spanning Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland that offer boutique furniture and professional design services from…

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Historical Spotlight: The Bare Hills Community was One of the Oldest Free African-American Communities in Baltimore County

The Bare Hills community has undergone extensive change throughout the last century: what was once rural countryside, quarries and mines has evolved into a growing district complete with a major thoroughfare, shopping centers and restaurants. As this community continues to change and evolve into a premier Baltimore County destination, we at Bluestem think it is…

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Paw Point at Lake Roland: A Dog Lover’s Dream! 

While leashed dogs are free to walk, romp and play throughout Lake Roland park area, dog owners have the opportunity to let their dogs run free and unleashed within the Paw Point enclosed dog park. Here, the community advocates at Bluestem provide an overview of Paw Point and the exciting amenities it has to offer…

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Event Round-Up: An Overview of Some of the Fun, Recurring Events at Lake Roland Park

Lake Roland is always hosting exciting, nature-friendly and community-focused events and programs. As summertime quickly approaches, consider attending some of these enjoyable and recurring events that center around experiencing nature and exercising with your local community! Here, the Bluestem developers detail some fun, recurring events held at Lake Roland that you do not want to…

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Spotlight: SGS Law

Smith, Gildea & Schmidt (SGS Law) is a regional law firm with a team of lawyers whose practice areas include complex civil litigation, land use, estates and trusts, business law, governmental affairs and domestic relations. The firm works with a variety of clients including multinational corporations and individuals with particular legal needs. SGS Law’s role…

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Spotlight: Bozzuto

Bozzuto is a generationally-owned, independently-operated family real estate company known for their ability to work with communities and partners to develop, build and manage exceptional homes, apartments communities and retail experiences across the U.S. With their headquarters located in Greenbelt, Maryland, Bozzuto understands the local real estate landscape and, as a result, has successfully launched…

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Spotlight: MFI Realty

MFI Realty is a full-service retail brokerage and advisory firm located in the Mid-Atlantic region. MFI Realty specializes in retail leasing with experience in free-standing buildings, retail strip centers and large multi-level shops. The firm’s services also include property management, investment sales and tenant representation. With 30 properties in their portfolio, MFI Realty’s team is…

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Spotlight: Alexander Design Studio

Alexander Design Studio is a small architecture, interior and planning design firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. With experience on projects across the Jones Falls Valley, Alexander Design Studio values working on a variety of projects that are not limited to a specific type, scope or budget. The firm is committed to supporting local communities and…

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Land Development and Good Stewardship

How Should Stewardship Apply to Land Development? To be a good steward is to be a careful and responsible manager of something within your care. When land is purchased for the purpose of development, the purchaser becomes the steward of the land, and becomes legally obligated to develop the land in a way that meets…

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The Rise of “Surban” Living

What is “Surban” Living? The term “surban,” which was coined by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, refers to a suburban community that offers the amenities and conveniences that urban areas typically offer. Surban communities are distinguished by their low crime rates, high quality of schools, access to public transportation, a variety of restaurants, boutique shopping…

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