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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, May 8th 2018, @ 7:30 PM (Quarterly Meeting)
At Harbel (5807 Harford Road)

Get Involved Join WIA today! April 2018

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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 April 2018

President’s Letter
Happy April, Waltherson!

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather.

In business news, Farm to Face Falafel will be
coming to the neighborhood. The Baltimore
Sun said it “might be the best falafel in the city”
and it was voted best cheap eats by Baltimore
Magazine back in 2016. Farm to Face Falafel will
soon move into the former Zeke’s space at
4607 Harford Road.
https://www.facebook.com/farmtofacebmore/

H&H Outdoors is working hard on their building
at 5406 Harford Road. They are currently
looking forward to a late Spring opening.

The Harford Road bridge project is moving
along. Parking restrictions have been removed along Harford Road to start to encourage
commuters to find alternate routes into and out of the city. You can read more about this later
in the newsletter.

Our next community meeting is coming up next month on May 8 th. We have two vacancies on
the board now including Sergeant at Arms and Treasurer. Please consider joining and
volunteering. Contact me if you have any interest or questions about these positions.

Kind Regards,
Robert J. Walshe, WIA president
president@waltherson.org | 443.939.6243

Upcoming Neighborhood Events:

April
• 6th – First Friday Art Crawl
• 7th – Stream Cleanup at Herring Run Drive & Echodale 9 AM – noon
• 12th – District 3 Meeting RE City Council Bill #18-0188
o 10 AM @ Zeke’s Coffee - 4719 Harford Road
o 7 PM @ Harbel 807 Harford Road

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At the Pratt

Book Discussions:
• The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander – Thurs, 4/19 @ 6 PM

Movies
• Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets – Mon 4/9 @ 4 PM
• Rings – Monday 4/16 @ 4 PM
• Thor: Ragnarok – Monday 4/23 @ 3:30 PM
• Lights Out – Monday 4/30 @ 4 PM

Adults
• Yoga for Beginners –4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 @ 11:30 – 12:30 PM
• Mindful Meditation –4/5, 4/12, 4/19/, 4/26 @ 12 PM
• Chair Yoga – Saturdays, 4/14, 4/28 @ 10:30 AM
• Sit And Keep Healthy – Wed. 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 @ 12 PM
• Paint Night at Hamilton – Thursdays, 4/26 @ 6 PM
• Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Garden Design – Thursday 4/12 @ 5:30 PM
o Building on what we know about native plants for birds, we'll dive into bird-friendly garden design and
maintenance. You'll learn the best methods to plan for a beautiful landscape and sustain your native garden
while supporting beneficial wildlife. This workshop is intended for more advanced gardeners. Please register
in advance: baltimore@audubon.org or 410-558-2473.
• Fast Track to a Job: Mock Interviews, Resume Assistance, & Tips on Getting your next job – 4/18 @ 10:30 AM
o Get tips to prepare for your job interview. Get help creating and editing your resume, and receive tips on
getting your next job. Presented in collaboration with Madelt! Foundation. To register, call 410-396-6088.
• Finding Grants: Foundation Directory Online – 4/27 @ 11 AM
o Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Looking for new sources of funding for your nonprofit
organization?
o Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this
introductory session. We will explore how the Foundation Directory Online can help you connect with
grantmakers who care about your community and the services you provide.
o Presented by Anna Tatro, Grants Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Programs for Children:
• Mother Goose Baby Steps – Wed., 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 @ 10AM
• Preschool Leaps – Wednesdays 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 @ 11 AM
• Maker Space – Tuesdays 4/3, 4/10, 4/24 @ 3:30 PM
• Saturday Storytime – Saturday, 4/7, 4/21 @ 10:30 AM
• FairyTale Mini Masquerade – 4/17 @ 3 PM
o Celebrate your favorite fairy tale by creating a mask and trying out your best dance moves.
• Fun Fridays – Friday, 4/13 @ 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 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 @ 3:30 PM
• Bingo Fun – Tuesday 4/3, 4/10 @ 3:30 PM

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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.

District 3 Public Informational Meeting City Council Bill #18-0188- ADU

We wanted to make you aware of two public information meetings that will be held in the district to hear your
thoughts on Auxiliary Dwelling Units. Both meetings will be held on Thursday, April 12th:

• The first meeting will be held in Zeke’s Coffee (4719 Harford Rd) 10:00am-11:00am.

• The second meeting will be held at Harbel (5807 Harford Rd ) 7:00pm-8:00pm.

The purpose of the bill is to allow, as a conditional use requiring approval by the Board of Zoning Appeals, “auxiliary
dwelling units” in certain districts; defining certain terms; imposing certain use standards; and requiring compliance
with certain additional bulk and yard regulations. A copy of the bill can be found here.

If you are unable to attend a meeting you can view the web stream from the first public informational meeting hosted
by the Planning Department. To watch the presentation click here: https://livestream.com/accounts/17371294

Please send any questions that you might have about the bill to Councilman Ryan Dorsey
at ryan.dorsey@baltimorecity.gov and be sure to share this opportunity with your contacts.

Stay updated on information from the planning department and subscribe to notifications on the Planning
Commission agenda, newsletter and more: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDBALT/subscriber/new.

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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-Large
President President at Arms Member
Robert Frank Jessica Katie Dave Ally Paul McCartney Vacant Irona
Walshe Williams Feldt Bernstein 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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