September 24, 2020


Casa Baltimore/Limay cordially invites you:



2902 Louise Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214

This is a *fun* raiser as well as a fundraiser for projects in our friendship community, Limay, Nicaragua.  Please bring a potluck dish to share, and lots of holiday love. Your friends and family are also very welcome.

We’ll also have SHARED TALENT – music, poetry and more!  Those confirmed so far include:  Paulo Gregory Harris, Dave Eberhardt, Marjorie Roswell, Steve Sorrow, John Reuter.  Bring YOUR talent in any category to add to the festivities!

And we’ll raffle off a bottle of the world’s best rum – 7-year-old Flor de Caña.

A donation is requested – please throw something in the basket!  No one will be turned away.  The funds support our projects – college scholarships, food security for the most vulnerable, medical fund, and a revolving loan development fund.

Directions to the party: From Charles Street, head east on Northern Parkway to Old Harford Road, then turn right (south). Go four (4) blocks, turn left on Louise Avenue. House is on the left.


Maryland-area friends, please join us for FIESTA FUN!

Rain or Shine – benefit for our projects in Limay, Nicaragua*

Enjoy the tranquility of Dipping Pond Run, a beautiful trout stream in a gorgeous valley. Recharge your energy! Renew your faith in the universe! Join in music- and merry-making!

Live music provided by YOU & others TBA
(Music jam and singalong included in festivities)

No donation too large, & no one turned away! Bring checkbook.
Donations also taken on this website!

BRING: LOVE! Potluck dish Musical Instrument
Lawn Chair/ Blanket Swim Suit, Towel, Wading Shoes Hiking Shoes, Long Pants

RSVP and carpool info: 410-444-1023 or

Directions: From Greenspring Station, take Greenspring Valley Road west 1 mile. Turn right/ north on Greenspring Avenue. Go half a mile to Highview Dr. (1st right, top of hill). Turn right again on Candlestick Dr. (2nd right). End of court on right, #5.

Thanks to all who helped

Please pass this message along to anyone you know who participated in the
wonderful two weeks we spent with the delegation to Baltimore from San Juan de
Limay, Nicaragua. I’m confident I speak for everyone in Casa Baltimore/Limay
in expressing heartfelt thanks for everything you all did during the
delegation’s stay with us. People in Maryland/DC gave a really warm welcome
to our Nicaraguan friends. Many of you opened your homes, or arranged special
events and visits, or worked hard during our 20th anniversary fiesta, or
transported and accompanied the Limayans to see sights in the area, or
provided interpretation during a speaking engagement.

I can’t even know the names of everyone who deserves thanks, and I don’t have
contact information for all of you. Here is a partial list of those who
contributed to the success of the delegation (listing is based on a
chronological timeline of events):

Marilyn Carlisle
Tom Hyatt, Colleen McCahill and family
Ted Klitzke
Cliff DuRand
Zekeh Gbotokuma and other staff, Center for Global Studies at Morgan State
Simon Fitzgerald
John Grace, Judith Davis and family
Charles Curtiss and other members of Heathcote community
Rainier Rodriguez and his DJ friend Julian
Carol Berman
Maureen Daly
Maurice Morales
Jessica Kim
Barbara Crain
Joan Parr
Peter Grimes
Virginia Rodino
Rev. Ann Gordon and congregations of St. John’s of Baltimore City UMC and
Rodgers Forge UMC
Carrie Frias
Fr. Peter Daly and parishioners of St. John Vianney Catholic church in Prince
Joe Duncan and Spanish teachers at Gilman School
Sonia Quezada, SECO Head Start
Bill Harvey, John Ryan and other staff of Heart’s Place shelter
Susan Kadota, Carlos Sanchez, and other staff at Catholic Relief Services
Jessica Contreras and other staff at Casey Family Services
Lisa Knickmeyer and Blanca Picazo of St. Michael’s Outreach Center
Alan Tibbles and other staff at New Song/ Habitat for Humanity in
Sandtown-Winchester area
Mark Chalkley
Fr. Dick Lawrence and many parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
Rev. Dr. Mary Kraus, Floyd Starnes, Joan Countryman, and others from Dumbarton
United Methodist Church in DC
Howdy Burns
Joanne Capizzi
Rick Ullrich
Carol Angelozzi
Tom Ward, Loyola College
Cristina Saenz de Tejada, Viki Zavales and other Spanish professors at Goucher
Helene Woessner
Kristen Walsh and other staff of the Children’s Center at Rodgers Forge United
Methodist Church
Nancy, Julie and Alex McAleer
Mitch Klein and others at ACORN
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, Maryann Young, Elizabeth Weiblen, Lorena
Beltran, Rafael Gonzalez, Susie Lang and others at Baltimore City Hall
Anne George
Wayne Cogswell
Bob Reuter

If I failed to list someone who should have been listed, please forgive the
oversight. You are all much appreciated!

Barbara Larcom
For Casa Baltimore/Limay

Casa Baltimore/Limay Mission Statement



Casa Baltimore/ Limay is a friendship-city project connecting the peoples of San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, and the Baltimore, MD, region. We operate within a worldwide network of linked communities in poorer and wealthier nations working toward global justice and peace.

Carrying our work forward cooperatively, we:
* Facilitate travel that touches the heart through in-home visits between Marylanders and Nicaraguans, so that we may learn firsthand about each other’s lives and cultures and develop meaningful friendships.
* Learn and work together for alternatives to corporate globalization, such as sustainable development and fair trade.
* Maintain an equal working partnership between the Baltimore and Limay committees.
* Support community development projects recommended by the Limay committee.
* Promote greater understanding of Nicaragua by providing accurate, first-hand information about its current events and economic and political conditions, to the people in Baltimore and beyond.
* Join hands with other justice and peace organizations, particularly those concerned with Latin American issues and Latino/a immigrants.