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WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

5807 Harford Road


BALTIMORE, MD 21214
www.waltherson.org
mailbox@waltherson.org
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UPCOMING WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION MEETINGS


Tuesday, February 7th 2017, @ 7:30 PM
At Harbel (5807 Harford Road)
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5807 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

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Community Meeting Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 PM, Harbel (5807 Harford Rd)
Agenda:
Pam Wallace, Healthy Neighborhoods
Provide an overview of the Healthy Neighborhoods program and how it can benefit
residents of Waltherson.

Presidents Letter
February is here and were in full swing planning the 2017 year for Waltherson.
Were aiming to have another cookout in late spring like we did last year but we need to raise funds to pull this off.
In line with that weve talked with the owners and management of Clementine in doing a happy hour fundraiser in
February. Join us on Wednesday, February 22nd between 5 and 7 PM and share a drink with your neighborhoods.
Mention Waltherson while you order your drink and a dollar from your purchase will go to the community to help
us fund our annual cookout.
I believe social events such as this are a critical part of our efforts to build the sense of community in our
neighborhood. If these events are successful we hope to expand them to other venues in our neighborhood.
Some ideas of future locations could be the restaurant at SoHa Union that is moving quickly along, the new Batch
Bake Shop that will replace Hamilton Bakery, the new location of Zekes Coffee in SoHa Row, Walther Gardens, and
Bmore Lounge on Belair Road. Please join us on Wednesday, February 22 nd and talk to us about what youd like to
see.
We have a community meeting coming up in February on the 7 th. Pam Wallace will be our speaker and will speak
about the healthy neighborhood program. If you live on a target block such as the 4100 block of Hamilon, 3000 3300 blocks of Gibbons, 3000-3400 blocks of Echodale, 3000-3300 blocks of Rueckert, 3800-4000 blocks of
Ridgecroft, 3800-4000 blocks of Woodlea, or 3800-4000 blocks of Southern, I would strongly encourage you to
come out. There is grant money available for projects on your streets.
Some questions were raised at our last community meeting about the Harford Road Bridge Project. The Baltimore
Brew did an article about the cost overruns of the project this month and conversations with Councilman Dorsey
suggest the plan is for the project to move forward in 2017. Were hopeful this long-delayed infrastructure project
will finally begin to move forward.
Finally, as you may recall the memorial clock for Dr. Russo who was murdered back in 1981 was destroyed in an
accident last year. Hamilton-Lauraville Mainstreet is trying to raise additional funds to restore the clock. You can
find details below in the newsletter.
Look forward to seeing you all in February!
Kind Regards,
Robert J. Walshe, WIA president
president@waltherson.org | 443.939.6243

Local News:
Baltimore Brew - Design costs for delayed Harford Road Bridge soar by 130% - https://goo.gl/6GjTNA
Baltimore Magazine Maggies Farm for Sale as Owners Prepare to Launch New Restaurant - https://goo.gl/IGdQ9p
Baltimore Business Journal Welcome to SoHa: Apartments, retail development planned for Lauraville https://goo.gl/I0s18V
Baltimore Sun Baltimore restaurant Maggies Farm is for sale - https://goo.gl/bdjaus
Help Restore the Hamilton Clock - http://bmoremainstreet.com/2017/01/18/help-restore-hamilton-clock/

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Upcoming Neighborhood Events:


February
3rd First Friday Art Crawl
7th Waltherson Quarterly Community Meeting
22nd Walthersons Happy Hour Social 5-7 PM Clementine (5402 Harford Road)
o Mention Waltherson while ordering a drink to benefit WIA

At the Pratt
Book Discussions:
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
o Thurs, 2/16 6-7:30 PM
Movies
Maximum Ride Monday, 2/6 @ 4 PM
Nerve - Monday, 2/27 @ 4 PM
Adults
Yoga 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 @ 10:30 11:30 AM
Yoga 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 @ 11:30 12:30 PM
Mindful Meditation 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 @ 12-12:30 PM
Sit and Keep Healthy 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 @ 12:30
Paint Night at Hamilton Thursday, 2/9 @ 6 PM
Nutrition and Obesity Thursday, 2/23 @ 6 PM
o Priority Partners brings awareness to the roles that food plays in our lives, how to read
food labels and understand portion control. Free giveaways and a door prize.
Registration required; call 410-396-6088 to register.
Programs for Children:
Bedtime Stories Thursday 12/1 @ 6:30 PM
Mother Goose Baby Steps Wednesdays @ 10 AM
Preschool Leaps Wednesdays @ 11 AM
Piata Making: Presented by the Creative Alliance Thursday 1/19 @ 3:30
Just for Teens
Teen Game Day Wednesday 2/1 & 2/15 @ 3:30 PM
Wii Wednesday Wednesday 2/8, 2/22@ 3:30 PM
Bingo Tuesdays Tuesday 2/7, 2/14, 2/28 @ 3:30 PM
Makerspace Monday Monday, 2/13 @ 6 PM
Papel Picado: Presented by the Creative Alliance Thursday 2/16 @ 3:30
o Join the Creative Alliance to learn about and try papel picado, a type of Mexican folk art.
Cut detailed shapes in paper to make a picture or design.

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Friday, February 17th


BALTIMORE IRISH TRAD FEST fundraiser concert and silent auction
Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
Join us for an entertaining evening of some of the Baltimore/Washington areas Irish traditional music! Featuring
greats such as Billy McComiskey (button accordion), Donna Long (piano), Jim Eagan (fiddle), Laura Byrne (flute),
and MANY MORE! There will be dancers, music, a silent auction and other events to be announced.
All proceeds will benefit the annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest to be held April 2017. Bringing in some of the worlds
most talented Irish traditional musicians and dancers from around North America and Ireland, the Baltimore Irish
Trad Fest is an annual weekend of educational music and dance workshops, sessions and a concert held at various
venues around the city of Baltimore. Class offerings include guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle, button accordion,
piano, songs, banjo, bodhran and more!
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2777016

Friday, February 24th


ROBIN BULLOCK
Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
Celtic guitar god. ~ Baltimore City Paper.
Breathtakingbrilliant technique, always in service of the music. ~ Guitar Player.
A musician whose technical skill and stylistic expertise are second to nonea time-served folkie of the highest
calibre. ~ Classical Guitar (U.K.).
Robin Bullock is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin
blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants into one powerful
musical vision. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough OCarolan, the spirited jigs and reels
of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of the southern Appalachians and evocative original compositions all find a
musical common ground in Robins music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with
tender, quiet intimacy the next. A warm, friendly presence onstage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for
the audience with his multi-instrumental wizardry, taking them on a journey to the heart and soul of Celtic and
American traditions.
Dazzling spiritwhat he offers is not just virtuosity for the sake of virtuosity, but also the sensibility of one on a
quest between past and present, traditional and modern. ~ Trad Magazine (France).
Originally rising to prominence as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon, Robins
solo career has won him three Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Governors Award from
the Maryland State Arts Council, and a feature broadcast on National Public Radios hugely popular Celtic music
program The Thistle and Shamrock.
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712154

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Help restore the Hamilton Clock!

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Hamilton Gallery (5502 Harford Road)

Hamilton Gallery | Hamilton Arts Collective is pleased to present the exhibitions


Valerie Rich Words have Power
presented in Gallery I
Donna DiSciullo - Dreams Re-imagined
presented in Gallery II
February 3 - 26, 2017
First Friday Opening Reception, Febraury 3, 5-9pm
Hamilton Gallery exhibiting artist members:
Jude Asher, Ariana Bock, Loring Boglolio, Schroeder Cherry, Ron Cohn, Donna DiSciullo, Marcus Dagold,
Amy Klainer, James MacDonald, Stephen Majchrzak, Charles Mens, Lynn Poshepny, Theresa Reuter,
Peter Smith, Valerie Smith, Bridget Z. Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, Maxine Taylor, Linnea Tober & Alex
Vanicky.
Hamilton Gallery welcomes all guests and neighbors to join us in enjoying our neighborhood and our
city.
Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road
Baltimore, 21214
GALLERY HOURS
Friday 4-8pm, Saturday noon-8pm, Sunday 11am-3pm

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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. Communities with regular NECOP
patrols, such as the North Harford neighborhood, also see significantly less crime than
communities with inactive patrols.
Participants meet at the Northeast Police station at 1900 Argonne Drive near Morgan State and
an officer will give you a direct number to keep them in contact with the Police. You would then
proceed to patrol the neighborhood in your car. 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

Proud Member of:

WIA Volunteers
Officers:
President
Robert
Walshe

1 st Vice
President
Frank
Williams

2 nd Vice
President
Jessica
Feldt

Secretary

Treasurer

Parliamentarian

Ben
McKenzie

Dave Ally

Lisa Hom

Sergeant
at Arms
Francis
Beane

At-Large
Member
Irona
Thompson

Standing Committees and Representatives:


Housing

Traffic

Robert Walshe,
Sue Kessel,
Frank Williams

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Terrye
Muratore

Schools &
Child Advocacy

Harford Road
CRP Rep.

Garden Sign &


Projects

Jessica Feldt

Main: Sue Kessel


Alt: Rob Walshe

Ron Derr

Digital Outreach
&
Communications
Robert Walshe,
Jessica Feldt

Police Liaison /
NECOP
Chairman
Sam Kimani