December 7th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Congratulations to our new DJ of the Month, Valerie!
Valerie is the host of The Queen’s Ballroom, Tuesday’s from 3 to 4pm! Valerie is a new DJ this year and WLOY could not be happier to have her on the team! She plays awesome tunes and her talking segments are always, always on point. Valerie also shows great support for WLOY by often coming to the late-night events and showing off her awesome talent during our Open Mic Nights!
Way to go Valerie! You Rock!!
December 7th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce
Saying goodbye to the game that you have loved ever since you were a little boy or girl is never easy. It does not matter if you are a high school athlete or a 5-time NFL MVP, hanging your cleats up for the last time is never an easy task.
Unfortunately, we are witnessing the beginning of the end to two iconic athletes who have been performing at an elite level for the entirety of their careers. Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant are two of the best to ever play their respective sport. Read the rest of this entry »
December 4th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
Where: Fells Point, Baltimore
When: Mon-Thurs 11am to 9pm; Fri- Sat 11am to 10pm; Sun 11am to 9pm
I know what I want for the holidays… Candy and candy and more candy! So I hope all of my friends and relatives will be heading to Kilwins located in Fells Point for my gifts!
Kilwins has excellent hours so while you’re in that holiday rush there is no excuse for you not to pick of your delicious chocolates and sweet candies! Walking into the store your eyes are filled with the site of candy apples, ice cream, little chocolates to big chocolates! It is a circuit overload! What to get!? They offer 32 flavors of fudge and a large variety of fresh candies! You know where all of your treats are coming from because you can watch them make it right in the store! They also have rich hot chocolate, a must for the winter season!
Click here for a full list of goodies!
December 3rd, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Polar Express
Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
When: Now until Dec. 4
All aboard! All aboard!
It is time to catch a ride to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall this week! They will be hosting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they perform the Polar Express, with conductor Ken Lam! Enjoy some of your favorite songs as you feel like you’re just moments away from entering Santa’s town center. There will be more than music as images from the beautifully illustrated book are shown for everyone. It is a great holiday show to put you in great spirits and start the season off right! Hop online for tickets here!
“Take your seats please!” and enjoy the Polar Express!
December 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Miracle On Main Street
Where: 36th S Charles Street
When: Now until Dec. 31
It is time to do something a little different. Step away from that mall and head to 36th S Charles street for the 11th Miracle on Main Streets Event! This is a very important month for everyone to take his or her holiday shopping local! Look to your community for Christmas presents and gift ideas! It is important to support your community. They are also hosting great events for you and your family. There are several Main Streets participating such as, Belair-Edson, East Monument, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Hamilton-Lauraville, and Highlandtown. Check out Christmas tree lighting in Highlandtown, see Santa in Hamilton-Lauraville, or join the East Monument Christmas party. There is so much to do and much to support!
Visit these main streets and shop local this holiday! Click here for more information and for the full events schedule!
December 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Hotel Brexton Baltimore
Where: 868 Park Avenue, Baltimore
When: Whenever You Are Here!
We talk a lot about what to do in Baltimore, but where are you going to sleep after you do all of these awesome things? How about the Hotel Brexton!
Hotel Brexton is a historical hotel located in the historical neighborhood of Mount Vernon. The hotel building alone boasts an antiquated charm but inside it is upgraded for every convenience that a traveler needs! Plush bathrobes, yes! The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast that consists of fruits, yogurts, flaky pastries, and cereal! It is also close to great restaurants and nightlife, stop by the City Café (2 min walk) or the Tea House! Each room offers an unique style giving you a great and one of the kind experience! One of the best perks is that you can bring your furry little friend AKA they are pet friendly!
When in Baltimore, stay at the Hotel Brexton!
To book a room click here!
November 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Twas’ the Open Mic Night before Christmas, when all through Loyola
Not a Student was stirring, not even Bri Li.
The mics were hung in the Third Floor Reading Room with care,
In hopes that WLOY soon would be there.
As a wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
Join WLOY for our last late night event of the semester this Thursday from 8-10pm in the 3rd floor reading room! Twas’ the Open Mic Night Before Christmas! Bring your talents to belt out some of your favorite holiday tunes! The 3rd floor reading room will become a winter wonderland fit for Santa and all of his elves and reindeer (yes, reindeer are welcome).
Bring your own mug or your huge and cozy WLOY mug for some FREE cocoa! Don’t worry if you forgot, our amazing 18 oz mugs will be there for purchase! There will be marshmallows and whip cream so you can create the ultimate hot chocolate experience! Annnd we all know that you have an ugly Christmas sweater lying around… Grandma might not have the best taste. But… Make sure you say thank you to Grandma because ugliest christmas sweater gets a prize!
Come to the third floor reading room ready to sing some tunes and proudly wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater!
November 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Mount Clare Museum House
Where: 901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD
When: Now until January 3rd 2016!
It is officially time to start embracing the holiday season! So lets kick start it with a trip to Mount Clare Museum House. Take a ride back in time to the late 1700’s and see how a prominent Baltimore family lived during the holiday season! This estate will be adorned with holiday favorites such as, wreaths, fancy fruits, and extravagant feathers! A true colonial holiday!
While you’re enjoying a blast from the past, this Saturday December 5 (11am to 4pm) you can purchase fresh wreaths, holy and more! There will also be a live music brought to you bye The Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps.
Come by to see some great holiday spirit!
November 25th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What:Skate N Bowl
Where: 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore
This Wacky Wednesday lets throw it back to our roller rink days! Step into the disco light and pull out your best skates! Skate N’ Bowl is the place to be. They offer skating almost everyday (minus Tuesday). Skate N’ Bowl offers Monday’s for private parties, so grab your best friends and have a party! Don’t have your own skates? No worries, they offer rental skates for just $3, so basically nothing can stop you from skating. Enjoy the classic arcade when you take a moment to rest your legs.
I highly suggest skating but incase you’re not up for it, bowling is always an option at Skate N’ BOWL!
Stop by, book a party and skate your heart out!
Click here for prices!
November 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Festival of Trees
Where: 2200 York Rd
When: Nov 27-29, Friday/Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
We are nearing the Holidays! Of course we have to get through our delicious turkey dinners first though! But, lets get started by going to the Festival of Trees running November 27th thru 29th. It’s a festival comprised of all your favorite holiday things; ginger breads, toys and other holiday treats!
It all started on December 8, 1990, thus making it 25 years! It started in the Convention center located downtown; it was a big affair! Now there have been many additions making it an absolute wonderland! Santa is a big player now, kids get to sit on his lap, mail him letters, and even get a ride in his special sleigh pulled by “reindeer”. It really brings the north pole to you. Over the years it has grown to be the largest holiday festival on the East Coast!
So when and Baltimore stop the Festival of Trees to start the holiday cheer!