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WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

5807 Harford Road
BALTIMORE, MD 21214

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UPCOMING WALTHERSON IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
Tuesday, February 13th 2018, @ 7:30 PM (Quarterly Meeting)
At Harbel (5807 Harford Road)

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Waltherson Improvement Association Street Sweeping
5807 Harford Road 3rd Wednesday – Even Sides
Baltimore, MD 21214 4th Wednesday – Odd Sides

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The Walthersonian February 2018

February 2018 Agenda
• Regina Lansinger, Executive Director of Hamilton-Lauraville Mainstreet

President’s Letter
Happy February, Waltherson

Our first quarterly meeting of 2018 is fast approaching. We’re scheduled to meet next at Harbel
at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 13th. Waltherson resident and executive director of Hamilton
Lauraville Mainstreet, Regina Lansinger, will give us an update of the business district on
Harford Road and be available to answer any questions you might have. I look forward to
seeing you all there.

I mentioned there was a site visit at Walther & Echodale in our last newsletter and we have a
brief update on the status of changes at that intersection. Jeffrey Fleming writes and tells us
that a work order was placed on December 18th for signs forbidding left hand turns onto
Echodale during peak hours (7-10 AM & 4-7 PM) and these signs were installed in late January.
Work orders will also be placed for down bollards along the bike lanes on Walther Ave.

I was thrilled to see that the Enoch Pratt Library has received new funding that will allow them
to expand library hours throughout the city. Starting January 8th all libraries are now open 6
days a week. The Hamilton Branch, located just north of us, will now be open 10 AM Monday
through Saturday. They will close at 8 PM on Monday and Thursday, 5:30 PM on Tuesday and
Wednesday, and 5 PM on Friday and Saturday. As always, this months events at our library can
be found on the next page of the newsletter.

Thank you to all who have renewed your Waltherson membership for 2018. If you haven’t sent
in your dues yet, please remember to do so to maintain voting rights or stop by and pay at our
February meeting. Your generous contributions allow us to continue operating and help pay for
things like community events, our meeting space, mailing address, and outreach. Again, thank
you all for your continued support. I look forward to see you all in February.

Kind Regards,
Robert J. Walshe, WIA president
president@waltherson.org | 443.939.6243
Local Links:
Cool Progeny – Enoch Pratt Library Branches Extend Hours –
https://coolprogeny.com/2018/01/enoch-pratt-library-branches-extend-hours/

Upcoming Neighborhood Events:
January
• 2nd – First Friday Art Crawl
• 13th – Waltherson 1st 2018 Quarterly Community Meeting

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At the Pratt

Book Discussions:
• Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile – Thursday, 2/15 @ 6 PM

Movies
• Wonder Woman – Monday 2/5 @ 4 PM
• Dark Tower – Monday 2/12 @ 4 PM
• Daddy’s Home 2 – Monday 2/26 @ 4 PM

Adults
• Yoga for Beginners – 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 @ 11:30 – 12:30 PM
• Mindful Meditation – 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 @ 12 PM
• Chair Yoga – Saturdays, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 @ 10:30 AM
• Sit And Keep Healthy – Wednesdays, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 @ 12 PM
• Zumba at Hamilton – Mondays 2/12, 2/26 @ 6:30 PM
• Paint Night at Hamilton – Thursdays, 2/22 @ 6 PM
• Smoking Cessation Workshop – Thursday, 2/8 @ 2 PM

Programs for Children:
• Mother Goose Baby Steps – Wednesdays 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 @ 10AM
• Preschool Leaps – Wednesdays 2/7, 2/14, 2/21 @ 11 AM
• Something Crafty – Tuesday 2/6, 2/13, 2/20 @ 3:30 PM
• Free-For-All Activities – Wednesdays 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 @ 3 PM
• Saturday Storytime – Saturday, 2/3, 2/17 @ 10:30 AM
• Fun Fridays – Friday, 2/9, 2/23 @ 3:30 PM
o Try out the Makey Makey, design something for the 3D printer, or have a virtual
reality adventure.

Just for Teens
• Teen Game Day – Wednesdays 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 @ 3:30 PM
• Bingo Fun – Tuesday 2/6, 2/20 @ 4:00 P
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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. Anyone interested in the Citizens on Patrol program, please contact us at
mailbox@waltherson.org.

Biddison Cemetery Cleanup

Thank you to everyone who helped clean up the Biddison Cemetery last month in the snow. Also thanks
to CedarLight Grove for assisting. Our cleanup was later this year than usual but we made great progress
getting the cemetery cleanup up for the winter.

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The following is a Facebook post by Major Jeffrey Shorter of the Northeast Police District. It speaks to a City
Ordinance passed in 2015 that holds people responsible for unruly gatherings on private property that disturb the
community."

"This ordinance is designed to create accountability for neighborhood nuisances brought on by unruly social
events, disorderly conduct that disturbs the public peace."

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Donut Alliance moving to 4311 Harford Road
If you are hungry for some vegan options, you will be happy with the new business that will be moving
into 4311 Harford Road in the near future! Welcome Donut Alliance to Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street!

Live Baltimore Trolley Tour

Thanks to Katie Bernstien and Dave Ally for representing us at the Live Baltimore Trolley tour on
Saturday, January 27th. Great job and thank you for helping to promote the neighborhood to
prospective home buyers.

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Intersection Changes along Frankford Ave

Intersection
reconfigurations coming
soon. These projects
went to bidding on
January 19th, 2018 and
are tentatively
scheduled to begin
construction in Summer
of 2018.

We will share additional
details as they become
available.

Frankford & Corse

Frankford & Hamilton

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Our sincere thanks to Waltherson’s sponsors:

Proud Member of:

WIA Volunteers
Officers:
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President 1 Vice 2 Vice Secretary Treasurer Parliamentarian Sergeant at At-Large
President President Arms Member
Robert Frank Jessica Katie Dave Ally Paul McCartney Margarita Irona
Walshe Williams Feldt Bernstein Stamatelopoulos Thompson
Standing Committees and Representatives:
Housing Traffic Schools & Harford Road Garden Sign & Digital Outreach Police Liaison /
Child Advocacy CRP Rep. Projects & NECOP
Communications Chairman
Robert Walshe, Vacant Jessica Feldt Main: Sue Kessel Ron Derr, Robert Walshe, Margarita
Sue Kessel, Alt: Amy LaPerle David Ally Jessica Feldt, Stamatelopoulos
Frank Williams Katie Bernstein

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