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WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION P.O. BOX 3622 BALTIMORE, MD 21214 www.waltherson.org mailbox@waltherson.

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WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING When: August 1st, 2012 @ 7:45 PM Where: Harbel 5807 Harford Rd

Get Involved Join WIA today! With membership your vote is counted and your voice heard in the community. Receive your monthly WIA newsletter to stay on top of what is happening in your neighborhood. Please complete the form below and send with your payment to: Waltherson Improvement Association P.O. Box 3622 Baltimore, MD 21214

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The Walthersonian
Next Meeting:

August 2012

Our next meeting will be at 7:45 PM on August 1st at Harbel. The meeting will be an open forum to discuss your issues and concerns.

President’s Letter
Hello, I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far. I know it’s been rough for a lot of you with the dercho, heat waves, and power loss but it has been inspiring to see so many in the neighborhood working together to get through it. On the neighborhood side of things, I wanted to share some new developments since our last meeting. First, the Unity Urban Garden at 4001 Southern Ave approached us about their desire to construct a meditation garden and walking labyrinth at the rear of the property and we are fully supporting them in their request. Anyone interested in the garden can check out their blog at http://www.unityurbangarden.blogspot.com/, e-mail them at unityurbangarden@gmail.com or call
240- 593-2530. The garden has individual plots for sale and they are always looking for help in weeding and maintain the grounds.

Secondly, if you have been visiting the local businesses along Harford Rd you may have noticed the new Hamilton-Lauraville newspaper called The Connector. It’s a great community based volunteer newspaper and we are happy to say that several of those involved in the project are Waltherson residents. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: http://www.bmoremainstreet.com/connector/ Hope to see you all at the next meeting. Thanks Ronnie Lesperance

IN AND AROUND WALTHERSON Note about Styrofoam Recycling
If you want to recycle Styrofoam but cannot make it to the sanitation yard, Waltherson member Louise Harmony has offered to drop it off. Please get in touch with Robert Walshe at a meeting or by e-mailing us at mailbox@waltherson.org if you are interested. Please be patient, we will reply to e-mail towards the end of the month. You can also leave a message for us on Facebook or tweet us @WalthersonAssoc. Note: CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THE STYROFOAM CONTAINER FOR A NUMBER 6. Only number 6 items are accepted. No peanuts or packing material.

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Upcoming Neighborhood Events:

August 2012

AUGUST  1st, Waltherson Community Meeting 7:45 @ Harbel  Tuesday Farmer’s Market 4 p.m.– 8 p.m. 4500 Harford (weekly)  3rd – First Friday Art Crawl: Art openings at Hamilton Gallery, 5502 Harford; Studio 55, 5529 Harford; Charmed Life Studio, 4505 Harford; Hamilton Arts Collective, 5440 Harford

SEPTEMBER \  5th, Waltherson Community Meeting 7:45 @ Harbel  Tuesday Farmer’s Market 4 p.m.– 8 p.m. 4500 Harford (weekly)  7th – First Friday Art Crawl: Art openings at Hamilton Gallery, 5502 Harford; Studio 55, 5529 Harford; Charmed Life Studio, 4505 Harford; Hamilton Arts Collective, 5440 Harford 29th– Lauraville Fair

OCTOBER  3rd, Waltherson Annual Pot Luck 7:30 PM @ Location TBD  Tuesday Farmer’s Market 4 p.m.– 8 p.m. 4500 Harford (weekly)  5th – First Friday Art Crawl: Art openings at Hamilton Gallery, 5502 Harford; Studio 55, 5529 Harford; Charmed Life Studio, 4505 Harford; Hamilton Arts Collective, 5440 Harford 27th – Morgan State University Kick-off event 28th – Indie 900’ Down Hill Derby 30th – Boo Fest – 4500 Harford

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NOVEMBER  2nd – First Friday Art Crawl: Art openings at Hamilton Gallery, 5502 Harford; Studio 55, 5529 Harford; Charmed Life Studio, 4505 Harford; Hamilton Arts Collective, 5440 Harford  7th, Waltherson Community Meeting 7:45 PM @ Harbel DECEMBER  5th, Waltherson Community Meeting 7:45 PM @ Harbel  7th - First Friday Art Crawl: Art openings at Hamilton Gallery, 5502 Harford; Studio 55, 5529 Harford; Charmed Life Studio, 4505 Harford; Hamilton Arts Collective,
*Please check with businesses for details of their events

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Lauraville CRP:

August 2012

For those interested here are some links for the Harford Road CRP in Lauraville. This is for the community review panel that reviews and votes new businesses along Harford Rd from Herring Run park to Echodale Ave as mandated by the Lauraville Urban Renewal Plan. Wikispace: http://harfordroadcrp.wikispaces.com/ Permits or Projects Pending Review are found here at http://pendingreview.wikispaces.com Blog: www.harfordroadcrp.blogspot.com

Area traffic calming meetings
The neighborhoods along Walther Ave have been meeting with DOT to discuss calming efforts along the side streets that connect Harford Rd and Belair Rd to Walther Ave. As we have discussed before there is a proposed change for the Course Ave & Frankford Ave intersection and the concept is shown below. Additionally, we have become aware of a proposal for a similar change at the intersection of Frankford Ave & Hamilton Ave. We have shared feedback already on past traffic calming requests such as Ailsa Ave (both east and west of Walther), Frankford Ave, Ridgecroft Ave, and Southern Ave. Anyone with further feedback should contact Robert.walshe@gmail.com.

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Please visit our sponsors:

August 2012

Proud Member of:

WIA Volunteers
Officers:
President Ron Lesperance 1 Vice President Helene Quinn
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2 Vice President Frank Williams

Secretary Everly Brown

Treasurer Francis Beane

Parliamentarian Vacant

Sergent at Arms Tavon Braxton

At-Large Member Paul McCartney

Standing Committees and Representatives:
CRP Rep. Garden Sign & Projects Ron Derr Membership NECOP Chairman Robert Walshe

Main: Sue Kessel Alt: Rob Walshe

Pat Parks

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