Tourism Tuesdays: Edgar Allen Poe Grave and Memorial

October 28th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Screen shot 2014-10-15 at 12.20.43 PM What: Edgar Allen Poe Grave and Memorial

Where: 515 W Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” ~Edgar Allen Poe

Did you know that renowned American poet, Edgar Ellen Poe, was one of Baltimore’s most famous residents? If you enjoy Poe’s work, or simply want to venture into history, pay a visit to Edgar Allen Poe’s gravesite and memorial. But don’t forget to bring a penny! Tradition tells that school children started collecting pennies to buy the poet a more proper grave, and since the 1870’s, visitors have been leaving pennies at on the grave to carry on and remember this thoughtful tradition! Find out more here!



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Loyola Soccer Holds Strong This Weekend

October 27th, 2014 by Justin Thomas

10393912 10278373This past weekend, Loyola soccer faced two tough tests, with the men playing against the number 20 team in the nation, Boston University, and the women playing their last home game of the season against Navy.

Both teams held strong, earning hard-fought ties, the men’s game ending 1-1, and the women’s game ending in a 0-0 shutout.

The ties are incredibly important for both teams, as it keeps a 4-game shutout streak alive for the women, and makes the men the first team to steal a point from Boston University in the Patriot League this season.

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Winner of the Weekly Hashtag and Next Week’s Hashtag

October 27th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

HalloweenThe winner of last week’s hashtag, #wloysights, is Kara Walsh. She stole the title by showing off her photography skills at Fells Point. Way to go! Check out her picture on our Instagram (WLOY_radio)!

THIS WEEK’S HASHTAG IS:

#wloyhalloween!

Go out and get festive with your costume, scary movies, or whatever else you do to get in to a spooky mood. If you have a super spooky and cool insta, we will feature you on our Instagram! (HINT, HINT: Rocky Horror Picture Show will be playing at our Late Night event this Thursday! That’s cool and spooky!)



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Museum Mondays: Great Blacks in Wax Museum

October 27th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Att_BlacksInWax_panWhat: Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Where: 1601-03 East North Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21213

When: Tues. – Sat.: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.// Sunday: Noon – 5 P.M.

The Great Blacks in Wax Museum offers a cultural and educational experience that is a unique landmark in Baltimore. The first wax museum to appear in Baltimore and the first African American was museum in the nation, the Great Blacks in Wax museum is committed solely to preserving African American history and shining a light on African ancestry and its uniqueness. More than 100 wax figures are displayed in the museum to demonstrate dramatic scenes from the lives of historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, Billie Holiday, and many more! Lean more about the museum, tours, and future plans of expansion here!



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Women’s Soccer Wins Second Straight League Game

October 24th, 2014 by Justin Thomas

10463225The Hounds are rolling!

The Greyhounds earned their second straight Patriot League win with a 2-0 shutout victory against American University.

With this win, the Hounds improve to 6-8-2 on the season and 2-3-2 in conference play.

Also, this win keeps Loyola alive in the Patriot League with the playoffs starting in 2 weeks.

Senior goalkeeper, Colleen Folan, came up big in the game, shutting down American’s numerous opportunities and recording her eighth clean sheet of the season.

The Hounds look to keep this Patriot League momentum going as they play their last home game of the season on Sunday, October 26th against Navy.



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Food Fridays: Blue Moon Café

October 24th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Blue-Moon-Cafe-600x400What: Blue Moon Café

Where: 1621 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

When: Open Daily 7am – 3pm / Weekends 24 Hours

Just because seeing a blue moon is a rare phenomenon doesn’t mean visiting the Blue Moon Café should be! In fact, while walking through Fell’s Point, it’s hard to miss this eclectically decorated blue building! Renowned for its famous Captain Crunch French Toast (and yes, I did say Captain Crunch French Toast– yum!), the Blue Moon Café will leave you full as the moon itself. Eating at the Blue Moon Café is affordable, tasty, and after you’ve eaten here, it won’t just happen “once in a blue moon”! Find the story behind the café, the menu, and more here!



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Theatre Thursdays: Primus and the Chocolate Factory

October 23rd, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

BAA-Primus_178x275poster_v1What: Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Where: Hippodrome Theatre

When: October 29th, 2014

The Hippodrome Theatre welcomes the Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour! On October 29th, join lead singer, Les Claypool, guitarist, Larry LaLonde, and drummer, Tim Alexander for a cutting edge rock experience that will take you back to the 90’s!



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This Week’s Coffee House: Evan Nachimson

October 22nd, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

This Baltimore born, Nashville raised, and New York livin’ human will be at the WLOY Coffee House this week! Evan Nachimson (pronounced Knock-um-son) is influenced by Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon. Here at WLOY, we sense a hint of Ed Sheeran in his voice. Perfect for our Coffee House event on Thursday! Come out and enjoy some CAFE HON BREAD PUDDING while listening to some relaxing music.

When: Thursday from 9:00-11:00pm

Where: Reading Room

Why: BREAD PUDDING and great music!



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Wacky Wednesdays: Elijah Bond’s Ouija Board Grave

October 22nd, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

image What: Elijah Bond’s Ouija Board Grave

Where: 1501 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD

With the debut of the new horror film, Ouija, just days away, it only seems fit to honor the man who inspired the ghostly game, the creator of the board, Elijah Bond, by visiting his Ouija Board inspired tombstone? Paranormal enthusiasts and those fascinated in the supernatural will appreciate the memorable design of his headstone, which displays his traditional name, birth and death on one side, and a replication of the Ouija board on the other! Visiting the site is the perfect opportunity to indulge in your own curiosity about communicating with the dead. Check out more here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: House Tour of Federal Hill

October 21st, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

sm_INSIDEFEDHILLLOGOweb_10552 What: House Tour of Federal Hill

Where: Federal Hill Main Street Office , 42 E. Cross St., Baltimore, MD 21210

When: November 1st, 2014
Get an insider’s view of historic Federal Hill on these wonderful House Tours! Move at your own pace during these self-guided tours and explore the variety of houses located in South Baltimore. Modern, classical, eclectic, and professional décor will all be seen along the way, and who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to make some own homely adjustments for your own humble abode. Find out more here!



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