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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 November Meeting & Annual Elections When: January 2nd, 2013 @ 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

January 2013

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

Waltherson Membership/Renewal Form: Name: __________________________________ Address: ________________________________ City, State: ______________________________ ZIP: ____________________________________ Phone: _________________________________

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The Walthersonian
Next Meeting:

January 2013

Our next meeting will be held at Harbel @ 5807 Harford Rd at 7:45 PM on January 2nd. We will be discussing changes to how our membership and dues will be handled including an increase of dues to $12 collected annually in November. A vote will be held on this at a future community meeting.

President’s Letter
Hello, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone as we bring 2012 to a close. Please join with me in thanking our new and continuing board members in Waltherson listed below. President: Ron Lesperance 1st Vice President: Helene Quinn 2nd Vice President: Frank Williams Treasurer: Francis Beane Secretary: Tavon Braxton Member-at-large: Lisa Hom Parliamentarian: Paul McCartney Sergeant At Arms: Sue Kessel 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:

January 2013

JANUARY  2nd – Waltherson Community Meeting  4th - 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

Angel’s Cove Visit A special thanks to the Waltherson residents who visited Angel’s Cove to spend time with the elderly during the holidays.

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Start the next wave of small businesses in right here in Waltherson!
The old Hamilton volunteer firehouse located in the northwest corner of our neighborhood in Waltherson was purchased by Hamilton-Lauraville mainstreet to be a springboard for new small businesses in our area but they need help renovating the building. Small businesses are the lifeblood of a community. They define a neighborhood’s character, provide a gathering place for neighbors and locals, and drive economic activity. Main streets and their businesses are an asset that all of us share and enjoy. Starting a new business is hard work though, with a lot of challenges and risks. It takes serious motivation, experience and a can-do attitude to survive. And, sometimes, a little help from your friends. Since 2008, Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street has been a friend to small businesses along Baltimore’s Harford Road corridor—businesses like Touloulou Artisan Pizza, which was recently named a Baltimore Best! “Without Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, I would not have had the opportunity to open my business,” attests owner Shawn Lagergren. HLMS is building a new business incubator space so the next Shawn Lagergren can bring great services, amenities and character to the neighborhood. The former Volunteer Firehouse will be a springboard for the next wave of small businesses bringing economic and cultural vitality to the neighborhood. HLMS will use the space to help owners get started and provide them with business mentorship before moving them to a permanent space in the neighborhood. Let's help local entrepreneurs get established and thrive in Baltimore!
How can you help?

HLMS has the space, now they need our help to renovate it! Your gift will fund the renovations to the interior and exterior of the building so that it can become a retail incubator, providing new locally owned businesses with a first home. https://givecorps.com/projects/254

The Connector Fall Edition is out
Hamilton Lauraville Mainstreets newspaper is out, a few articles written by great Waltherson neighbors can be found inside. You can find it at your favorite local business on Harford Rd or on the web here at www.bmoremainstreet.com under the Connector Paper link.

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Please visit our sponsors:

January 2013

*Please note, ads between pages on web version are not run by Waltherson* Proud Member of:

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

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Secretary Tavon Braxton Garden Sign & Projects Ron Derr

Treasurer Francis Beane Membership

Parliamentarian Paul McCartney

Sergent at Arms Sue Kessel

At-Large Member Lisa Hom

Standing Committees and Representatives:
NECOP Chairman Robert Walshe

Main: Sue Kessel Alt: Rob Walshe

Tavon Braxton

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