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WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING When: September 5th, 2012 @ 7:45 PM Where: Harbel 5807 Harford Rd

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Bottles Cans and Paper Every Tuesday! Trash every Thursday! Bulk Trash (Call 311 to schedule)

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Next Meeting:

September 2012

Our next meeting will be at 7:45 PM on September 5th at Harbel. The meeting will be an open forum to discuss your issues and concerns.

President’s Letter
Hello, Our meeting will be an open forum again this week but we have a lot to discuss. In August, we tested a Waltherson Meet-up at Zeke’s coffee on a Sunday that turned out to be a great small gathering of neighbors. The event was well received so we are going to start planning them regularly as an informal way to meet neighbors and build community. I hope to see you at our next meet-up at Zeke’s Coffee on Sunday, September 2nd between noon and 2 PM. Live Baltimore held a pop-up in the area last month showcasing the neighborhoods of Hamilton Hills, Lauraville, Arcadia, Mayfield and Waltherson. Rob Walshe and Helene Quinn attended and made a presentation for the neighborhood and talked with prospective homebuyers. We will also have a table at Live Baltimore’s buying into Baltimore event on September 8th. Finally, a couple of things to note:  We have been asked by our neighbors in Westfield & Glenham-Belhar to support them in their opposition to the Royal Farms planned at Harford Rd & Glenmore Ave and have agreed to do so.  We are having a clean-up of the Biddison Family Cemetery on October 6th at 9 AM. 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:

September 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 22nd – Hamilton Lauraville Yard Sale @ 4500 Harford Rd - 8 AM to 2 PM 29th– Lauraville Fair & Harbel Flea Market @ 5807 Harford Rd - 9 AM to 2 PM

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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 20th – Harford Road Zombie Pub Crawl, starting at Koco’s Pub, 4301 Harford Rd 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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LiveBaltimore Pop-up

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We had a fantastic time promoting the neighborhood at Live Baltimore’s Pop-up. There is a full gallery of pics you can see on Live Baltimore’s website. You can see a photo gallery of the LiveBaltimore Pop-up held in the neighborhood here. Just click on the Lauraville link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/livebaltimore/sets/

Addressing Neglected Properties in Waltherson
We have contacted Councilman Curran’s office regarding a number of neglected properties in the neighborhood and would like to share their updates. Code Enforcement has looked into the status of these and is working to issue citations with associated fines, or have attorneys take action.

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5215 Harford Road is currently going through the receivership process and will be auctioned to new owners imminently. Their court date is 9/25/12. 4817 Arabia is currently going through the receivership process and will be auctioned to new owners imminently. Their court date is 9/11/12. 3502 Echodale: The owner was most recently issued a $900 citation on August 24th for not abating the vacant building notice. The citation requires the owner to pay the fine and abate the violation or face legal action from the City. 3100 Rueckert: We’re working on confirming ownership so that we can take action; in a recent conversation with our inspector, the owner’s wife informed us that the bank had sold the property. We need to determine what occurred so we can follow up with the appropriate responsible party. 3706 Southern: A vacant building notice was issued earlier this year; we’ll follow up to begin issuing citations right away. 3814 Southern Ave. is going through the receivership process as well. We just received the results of our title search, so unless hurdles are encountered, a case will be filed in 2-3 weeks, and a court date will be set for 8-10 weeks from now. 3900 Southern Ave. appears to be owned by the same entity, but we’re currently working to clarify ownership and status and pursue legal action if warranted.

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Join the fight for a Healthy Harbor!
Everybody knows that Baltimore Harbor is polluted, but did you know that there’s a movement underway to make it safe for swimming and fishing by the year 2020? The Healthy Harbor movement was started by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, and is supported by Baltimore City as well as area businesses and nonprofit organizations. To see an example of what the Healthy Harbor movement has accomplished so far, you need only take a stroll down to the Inner Harbor to see the two thousand square feet of floating wetlands that have been installed next to the World Trade Center. These islands float on plastic bottles that were recovered from the Harbor and use natural processes to remove pollutants from the water while providing native habitat for birds, fish, crabs, and other marine life. Waterfront Partnership, in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore, is also working with neighborhoods upstream of the Harbor to help them become Clean Water Communities. Neighborhoods are spreading the word and making a difference by cleaning up vacant lots, installing rain barrels, and painting storm drains. Storm drain art engages neighborhood youth and helps neighborhoods keep their streets clean by reminding people that anything going down a storm drain ends up in the Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. Neighborhood storm drain murals often depict fish and crabs and include catch phrases like “trash in the street pollutes what we eat,” others remind residents of long buried urban streams that still flow beneath City streets with phrases like “Harris Creek is under our feet.” To learn more about how to get yourself, your community or your business involved in the Healthy Harbor movement visit HealthyHarborBaltimore.org, follow Healthy Harbor on Facebook or contact Adam Lindquist at Adam@WaterfrontPartnership.org.

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HARBEL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION INC

CRAFT FAIR & FLEA MARKET
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2012 9AM TO 2PM AT 5807 HARFORD ROAD BALTIMORE, MD 21214 (FRONT LAWN)
(RAINDATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30th NOON TO 5PM)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE OFFICE @ 410 444 2100 OR DOWNLOAD A FLIER AND CONTRACT FROM OUR WEBSITE WWW.HARBEL.ORG CLICK COMMUNITY SERVICES, CLICK CRAFT FAIR 10 X 10 SPACE FOR $25.00 ALL SPACE SALE PROCEEDS GO TO THE HARBEL PROGRAMS COME JOIN US FOR SOME FUN, FOOD, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------IT'S YARD SALE TIME AGAIN Get ready for the Hamilton-Lauraville Yard Sale on Saturday, September 22 from 8 am - 2 pm. at the Tuesday Farmer's Market lot at 4500 Harford Road.

The cost is $10 per space and the donation is to benefit Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street. We do not provide tables, chairs or tents. There is no electricity available. They will try to get a donation truck to come by at the end of the day. This was not successful last spring but I will try again this time. All of the above information is on our website: www.bmoremainstreet.com. Just click on Community Events then click Events and you will see the link.

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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

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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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