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

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WALTHERSON MEETS QUATERLY; THERE IS NO MEETING IN MARCH
NEXT WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETING When: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Where: Harbel (5807 Harford Road)

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

March 2014

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

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President’s Letter

March 2014

Another snow storm, what? I know we live in the north, but I didn’t think it was the North POLE! We had our General Meeting a few weeks ago & I am wondering if it’s just the cold or if everyone forgot that we moved our days to Tues. Only 12 folks came out to support us; so please let us know what would stimulate you to come. We need your help & cannot do this alone. Here’s what’s happening: We agreed to write an approval letter for Thin Blue Smoke, LLC for a liquor license to reopen Sully’s Carryout. We also met with Hamilton Quick Mart who has been operating this store but needed their liquor license transferred into their names. Both facilities are signing an Agreement contract that basically shows their intent to be “good neighbors”. As always, to stay abreast of all these (and many more), go to our Nextdoor Waltherson website. It’s a great place to share information, ask a question, find out what’s going on, or just meet neighbors. While this will connect you on line, remember there’s nothing like doing it face-to-face. That personal connection is so important. So, we are hoping folks will come out for various social events we’d like to have, whether it’s meeting at Zeke’s for a cup of coffee or joining the bowling group that was recently formulated by a nearby neighborhood. We hope to see you soon.  Stay warm & cozy, Helene

Upcoming Neighborhood Events:
February  24th – Harford Road Bridge Replacement Meeting 7pm @ Ray of Hope, 3000 Parkside  25th –Street Sweeping Meeting 7:30pm @ People with Disabilities, 1111 E Cold Spring March  3rd – 45th District in Annapolis (see flyer below)  7th – First Friday Art Crawl o Hamilton Gallery, 5502 Harford Road; 5-9pm check their website or Facebook for details: http://hamiltonarts.org/ o Hamilton Bakery, 5414 Harford; 5-9 http://www.hamiltonbakery.com/events-andspecials/ (free cupcakes!) o The Gift Cellar, 4337b Harford; 6-9. http://thegiftcellarmaryland.com/ o Charmed Life Gallery, 4505 Harford; 6-9 http://charmedlifegallery.com/artgallery-exhibits/ o Additional details can be found on http://www.hamiltonlauravillemainstreet.blogspot.com/ *Please check with businesses for details of their events

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Upcoming Traffic/Roadwork Projects

March 2014

Spring 2014  Walther Ave Bike Lane Extension from Moravia Rd to Glenmore Ave  We have requested new trees be planted in the empty slots in front of Ruck’s Funeral Home and the old Eko Food Mart; Forestry tells us this is on the list for Spring. Summer 2014  Reconfiguration of Frankford intersections at Hamilton Ave & Corse Ave. Corse & Frankford drawing is below; we’ve requested a drawing for Hamilton & Frankford.

Winter 2014  Harford Road Herring Run Bridge Reconstruction begins o Harford Road will be closed at Herring Run for two years during reconstruction  SC909 & SC911: Improvements to Sanitary Sewers of the Herring Run Sewershed o Rehabilitation work on sanitary gravity sewers ranging from 8-inches to 27inches in diameter and manhole replacements throughout neighborhood o Affected properties can be found on PDFs at this link: http://www.cleanwaterbaltimore.org/Affected-Properties-for-Consen-DecreeProjects.asp

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IN AND AROUND WALTHERSON Mechanical Street Sweeping Meeting

March 2014

On Tuesday, 2/25/14 a meeting will be held at League for People With Disabilities (1111 E Cold Spring La) at 7:30 pm to discuss the new mechanical street sweeping. Starting in April, the Northeast area of our City will be swept: odds sides of the streets will be on the 3rd Wednesday of each month & even sides will be the 4th Wednesday. So, if your house number ends in an odd number, you are on the 3rd Wednesday, & so forth. The City will not ticket you for NOT removing your car from the street but they do ask that if you have an alternative place to park on that day that you do so. For info on this go to http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/Bureaus/SolidWaste/CitywideMechanicalStreetSweeping.aspx or call 410-396-8966.

Horseshoe Casino Jobs Opportunity
JOBS! The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development is ready to prepare folks for employment opportunities with Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Horseshoe will be hiring for 1,700 positions. This is a special hiring consideration & academy that helps develop job seekers for the process of applying for these types of positions. Go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-mayors-office-of-employmentdeveopment-5793426078.

45th District Night in Annapolis
Feel like you need more information about your Delegates? This is a great way to find out. On 3/3/14: Meet your Delegates. Buses leave from Eastern District Police Station at 4:00 pm & from Transforming Life Church of God, 4801 Sipple Ave at 4:45 pm. Please RSVP to Delegate Glenn’s Office at 410 -8413257. Must have picture ID to attend.

New businesses coming to the area:
 Belair Road o Planet Fitness has signed a lease and will open its first Baltimore City location at 5201 Belair Road in the old Goodwill building just south of Frankford Ave.

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Harford Road Bridge Replacement @ Herring Run Park
DOT shared the following details about the Harford Road Bridge Replacement project that will be starting later this year. Don't forget, there will be a community meeting February 24, 2014, 7:00 PM at Ray of Hope Baptist Church, 3000 Parkside Drive.

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Block Captains

March 2014

We’ve mentioned this in past newsletters & will continue to develop this concept. Since we are a small group, we need your help. If we utilize block captains as resources, we build a stronger team in all segments of the area. People would go directly to the block captains for their concerns. These would be filtered out, utilizing the resources & contact we have. Each block captain would have a list of contacts & then report back to the entire group & to the executive board. If everyone pitches in, we can all do our part. Please, find something that is your passion. Maybe gardening is your thing, maybe vacant houses really annoys you, maybe you want to help a neighbor whose house needs some repairs. Whatever be the case, if we all do our part, we can help each other.

Styrofoam / Polystyrene 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. You can also leave a message for us on Facebook or tweet us @WalthersonAssoc. Note: CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER FOR A NUMBER 6. Only number 6 items are accepted. No peanuts or packing material.

NECOP – Northeast Citizens on Patrol
In Northeast Baltimore we have a district wide Citizens on Patrol program called NECOP. The reasoning behind the COP program is that regular neighborhood patrols can make criminals feel uncomfortable and drive them out of our neighborhood. Participants meet at the Northeast Police station at 1900 Argonne Drive near Morgan State and get a walkie talkie to keep them in contact with the Police and then proceed to patrol their neighborhoods in their cars. Patrols normally go out each Thursday and Friday from about 7:30 - 10:30. For anyone interested in the Citizens on Patrol program, please contact Rob at Robert.walshe@gmail.com.

Hamilton-Lauraville (HL) Sprouts
There’s a new family group in town. HL Sprouts is a parent partnership designed to allow parents of kids aged 0-12 to meet up, arrange play dates, and get to know other parents in the area. They are a chapter of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. Check them out, there are several kid-friendly meet ups going on each week in the area. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HLSprouts/

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Local Chapter of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

WIA Volunteers
Officers:
President Helene Quinn 1 Vice President Paul McCartney
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2 Vice President Frank Williams

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Secretary Rob Walshe

Treasurer Francis Beane

Parliamentarian Lisa Hom

Sergent at Arms Sue Kessel

At-Large Member Ronisha Moore

Standing Committees and Representatives:
Housing Robert Walshe, Sue Kessel, Helene Quinn, Frank Williams Block Party Paul McCartney Traffic Terrye Muratore Schools & Child Advocacy Rob Walshe, Paul McCartney Block Captains Paul McCartney

Harford Road CRP Rep. Main: Sue Kessel Alt: Rob Walshe

Garden Sign & Projects Ron Derr

Digital Outreach & Communications Robert Walshe

Police Liason / NECOP Chairman Rob Walshe

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