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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Everett Noe
Vice President: Position Vacant
Secretary: Bridget Sampson
Treasurer: Adam Feuerstein
HCC CONTACT INFO
Everett Noe, President
HCC, PO Box 19957
Hampden, MD 21211
APRIL HCC MEETING
The next HCC meeting is on
Monday, April 26th.
Plan to join us at 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt Park
Recreation Center on West 36th Street.
The agenda will include committee updates
and discussions of the most important issues
of the day for business owners and residents
7:00-7:20 pm: Committee updates
7:20-7:35 pm: Board nominations
7:35-8:05 pm: Methadone clinic
8:05-8:15 pm: New business
8:15-8:40 pm: Vermiculture demonstration
Historic Hampden Happenings is distributed
to residents, organizations and businesses
throughout Greater Hampden.
Circulation: 2,000, Readers: 10,000+
©2010 All rights reserved.
The HCC is a 501 (c) (3)
www.hampdenhappenings.org • Since 1972
Cover photo by Nathalie Cone
George L Peters Jr
Photo by Nathalie Cone
Vogue Revisited is decorated with
vintage hats from the original owner’s
collection. Her friends continue to
donate hats to display to this day.
Do you want to work with other individuals in
the community, meet new neighbors, and make
a difference in Hampden? You should consider
running for a board position on the Hampden
Community Council! Nominations for the
HCC’s Board of Directors will be held at the
general membership meeting on April 26 in
preparation for the May election of the 2010-
2011 Board of Directors. Board positions are
president, vice president, treasurer, secretary,
and up to six open board positions. Every board
position on the Hampden Community Council is
a one-year commitment. If you are interested in
running for a board or executive board position,
or would like to nominate someone, please come
to the April 26 meeting. Once nominations are
completed, the community will be notified via
an e-mail blast of the nominees. On election
night, each nominee will have an opportunity to
speak to the membership prior to the vote.
Also on the agenda for April, the management
for the new Methadone Clinic that opened
recently on Falls Road will talk about the clinic’s
operations. If you have concerns, or would like to
express your support for the clinic, we encourage
you to attend and take part in the discussion.
Denny Lynch has traveled to
Manhattan every year to photograph
the St. Patrick’s Day parade and to
celebrate his own Irish heritage.
Make a Difference: HCC Board Positions Up for Grabs
By Everett Noe
You are invited to come out to Roosevelt
Recreation Center at 7 pm on April 12th to
discuss a new large development project that
may impact Hampden. WV Development will
be requesting approval from the Baltimore City
Council to develop the old Anderson Automotive
site in neighboring Remington. The proposed
project, known as 25th Street Station, would be
developed on 11 acres of property, and include
residential and retail components including
Lowe’s and Wal-Mart. The developers have
agreed to come to Hampden to discuss the project
and its potential impact in our community. Due
to scheduling conflicts, this meeting is being held
on a separate date from our regular meetings.
While you have your calendar out, be sure to
set some time aside on April 13th for our next
Happiest Hampden Hour at Zissimos! If you’ve
never been to Zissimos, or haven’t been there in a
while, you definitely need to come and check out
the renovations, including the newly opened 2nd
floor. To thank the community for their support
with his application for a live entertainment
permit (the first zoning permit of its type issued
in Baltimore City), the owner of Zissimos (Geli)
will be bringing in a live local band to play for our
Happy Hour! Along with some really sweet Happy
Hour prices, we will definitely be ready to rock out,
have some fun and unwind after a long day’s work.
clean & green team
The Canadian geese are heading north; annuals
are emerging from the earth; the frozen windswept
streets have been replaced with sunny and modestly
warm days; dare I say spring has arrived. This is an
exciting time to say the least for the Clean & Green
committee. The month kicked off with a standing
room only turnout for C&G meeting. Billy Thomas
of The Free Farm shared their vision. Great ideas
were shared for several upcoming projects, but
the point was made that although brainstorming
sessions are good, it’s time to roll up our sleeves
and get people involved. So the following items
do not reflect everything that’s going on, but
highlight some immediate opportunities to make
Hampden cleaner and greener.
Baltimore Spring Clean-Up in Hampden
Baltimore’s Spring Clean-up Day is slated for the
weekend of April 17th. This is a great opportunity
to get out with your neighbors and work together
to get your block looking great. We are looking for
block captains to organize these efforts on each
of Hampden’s streets. If you want to make sure
your block has all the supplies and information it
needs to make this day a success, send an email
to Jay at email@example.com. For
over a decade, Marla O’Neill has organized our
involvement with the City-Wide Clean-Ups and
this year is no exception. Please take a moment
to thank her for the tireless effort to help make
Hampden a Clean and Green place to live.
Hampden Street Trees
The Clean & Green Team of the Hampden
Community Council wants to help you get a tree in
front of your home! Why plant a tree? Urban street
trees not only provide shade and help increase
property values; street trees clean our air and
help manage the storm water runoff that adversely
affects the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
David’s Restaurant & Deli
3626-A Falls Road in Hampden
GREAT BREAKFASTS 7 DAYS A WEEK!
GOURMET DINNERS • DELI SANDWICHES
& HOMEMADE SOUPS FOR LUNCH
HOURS: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM
Delivery hours: Monday through Friday 11 am - 3 pm
Catering available (up to 200 people). Food plates made and delivered. Call for details.
Email David’s online at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring has Sprung
By Jay Lazar, Clean & Green Committee Chair
We are working with the Baltimore City Division
of Forestry and other organizations that provide
technical assistance and funding for community
greening projects. To request a street tree or learn
more about the process, just complete, sign, and
mail the Street Tree Request Form on the back
page to Hampden Street Trees, PO Box 19957,
Baltimore, MD 21211. Alternately, you can visit
and follow the links to download a tree request
form. The downloaded form can be emailed to
email@example.com. We encourage
you to involve your neighbors in the process.
Areas with the highest number of tree requests
will receive priority. Note: If you are a renter, your
landlord must sign the tree request form.
Not all trees are suited to an urban environment
—if you request a tree, we will work to make sure
that the right species is planted in the right place.
Single Stream Recycling
and RecycleMORE Competition
Hampden, we’re in the home stretch of our three
month competition to recycle more than any
other neighborhood; finish strong by picking up
that stray soda can or bottle you find in your ally
or on your walk. Several neighbors have asked
why the recycling that they put in a plastic bag
has not been picked up. A response from DPW
on why not to put recycling in plastic bags: Single
Stream materials are sorted by sophisticated
machinery. When materials in plastic bags are
brought to the recycling facility, they must be
separated from the recycling materials by hand,
the bags must be ripped open and the materials
inside must be dumped back onto the sorting
machinery. This is labor and time intensive and
the bags themselves, if not removed, can jam the
recycling machinery. We do advise residents to
Photo by Nathalie Cone
take their plastic bags to their local grocer for
recycling. Thanks for contacting us and thanks
The HCC is excited to announce a Vermiculture
Demonstration scheduled for the April 26th
HCC General Meeting. Jennie Beckman will
give a short demonstration on the ease of worm
composting while dispelling myths and easing
concerns as nematodes feast on organic scraps.
Get Trashed On…
…Tuesday, the last Tuesday of the month. The
GTOT events will from May through October
this year and will be at 7PM through August, and
move back to 6PM for September and October.
Mark your calendar with the following dates:
May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, September
28, October 26. Past events include some bar and
menu specials from sponsoring establishments.
Look for upcoming notices of who will be
participating this year.
Many thanks go to Bambi Chapin, Curt and Lynn
Millington, and Mike Drinks for their help in
putting this month’s article together. As always,
please feel free to email me with your thoughts,
ideas, and concerns.
Meet. Mingle. Pray. Play.
In Nearby Mount Vernon Cultural District
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
The Great Hall & The Undercroft
Classes. Opera. Weddings. Art. Speakers. Book Group. Music. More.
Sundays: 8:30AM Eucharist (Chapel)
10:30AM Choral Morning Prayer (Eucharist, 1st Sundays)
6PM Evensong (with cantor)
Wednesdays: 6PM Eucharist (Chapel)
CATHEDRAL & READ STS. (JFX Exit 5/Maryland Ave)
Free Sunday Morning Parking - Adjacent PMI Lot
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at Vogue Revisited
By Carrie Stickel
Photo by Nathalie Cone
Announcements from the
Hampden Family Center
By Elisa Ghinger
Bull Roast a Huge Success
The Winter Blues turned into Lucky Greens as
friends and families came out to support the
Family Center’s annual Bull Roast. Baskets,
50-50, and the wheel brought a lucky night for
many. The Center’s luck held too, as some good
fortune was donated right back to HFC. Jerry D’s
caterers put on a fine spread. Aran at Ridiculous
Entertainment was both DJ and MC, calling out
the Basket Winners while taking a break from
mixing it up for the dancers. All in all, the word
on the Avenue is that a fine time was had by all.
AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING IN THE HEART OF HAMPDEN
If you or a loved one are looking for
affordable housing for seniors (62+),
St. Mary’s Roland View Towers
at 3838 Roland Avenue offers efficiency,
1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments.
Reasonable Prices: from $433 to $728 - utilities included!
Convenient to Giant, Superfresh, RiteAid and area shops.
GRAND-VIEW Restaurant on the roof.
Call 410-889-8255 for information.
Christine “Chris” Anderson never expected to
own a consignment shop, but when family friend
Dottie Cornell opened up Vogue Revisited in
1993 and hired college-aged Chris to work in
the shop, the future was set. Chris was working
toward a degree in business at Essex Community
College when she was hired at Vogue Revisited,
and, in 1995 when Dottie passed away, Chris
decided to buy the store.
An eager bargain-hunting shopper can spend
a lot of time in Vogue Revisited. (Sorry fellas,
the store doesn’t carry any men’s wear.) Chris
sells clothes (including coats, evening gowns,
swimwear, and more), accessories (shoes, hats,
scarves, belts, jewelry), makeup (must be new!),
and more. It’s easy to become a consigner—
simply bring in your wares Monday through
Friday, have Chris or one of her five employees
take a gander, leave behind the stuff that will
sell and take the rest with you to donate. The
consigner takes home 50% of the sell price.
After more than 15 years’ experience, Chris has
a good eye for selecting clothes that will sell.
“No spots, stains, or holes” is the first test of an
item, and then Chris looks at the style. She prices
the items to sell—the rule of thumb is to set the
price at about 1/3 of the original cost. There is no
bartering in Vogue Revisited: customers can see
the dates when the price will be reduced and Chris
sticks to that pricing structure. Vogue Revisited
will pull the items you’ve donated and not sold to
give back to you at your request; otherwise, your
items will be donated to local charities.
Vogue Revisited has many loyal customers and
plenty of regulars; the shop attracts all types
of people from the surrounding community.
Though the bulk of items in the shop are from
local consigners, Chris also receives shipments
from New York, Florida, and Alaska. Women
who used to live in Baltimore and have since
moved say that they can’t find a consignments
shop in their new neighborhood that they like so
well as Vogue Revisited.
One of the stand outs of Vogue Revisited is the
organization of the shop. Chris admits to being a
neat freak, and the trait is reflected in the store.
Clothes are organized by type (shirts, pants,
skirts, etc.) then by size and then by color and/or
length. There is also a designer nook in the front
of the store where those customers looking for
a particular label can shop. Shoes are organized
by size and displayed on shelves that allow for
easy perusal. Throughout the store, Chris and
her staff set up displays of purses and shoes,
and the shop windows are always changing. The
store is also decorated with vintage hats from
Dottie Cornell’s original collection. Chris says
that Dottie’s friends continue to give her hats
to display in the store, thus the imprint of its
founder is still visible at Vogue Revisited.
Each year Chris has some renovation project
going on in the store. As the shop’s popularity
continues to grow, room on the sales floor
continues to disappear. The spot at 4002 Roland
Avenue is perfect, so Chris won’t move out, but
she may eventually move up.
“I love being my own boss,” was Chris’s
enthusiastic answer to being asked her favorite
part of owning a business. She’s clearly made
good decisions and kept a loyal customer base
to be successful for 15 years. Stop by Monday
through Saturday and check out Vogue Revisited
for yourself. Inventory is displayed on a seasonal
basis, so watch for new spring and summer
items coming out this month.
Make Your Floral Easter Basket
We’ll have a special floral arranging event again
this year, just time for Easter. Create a beautiful
flower basket on Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the
Center. Space is limited so be sure to call the
Center at 410-467-8710 to reserve your space.
We’re grateful to St. David’s for making this
Find Great Deals at our Yard Sale!
Great deals are waiting for you on Saturday,
April 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family
Center’s Yard Sale. We’ll have a treasure-trove of
great yard sale finds. We’re right on the Avenue
at 1104 W. 36th Street. You can also join us in
selling your own things. Tables can be rented for
$10 each. Please call Pam Viel at 410-467-8710
for more information.
On Friday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy
a hot meal, good friends and a fun, Spring-time
activity. Please call the Center at 410-467-8710
to register; space is limited.
Time to Start Thinking About Summer
The snow’s gone and it’s time to start thinking
about summer! Summer Enrichment Camp
provides 6 through 13-year-olds with a busy,
exciting and educational program that includes
recreational activities and field trips. Camp starts
June 21 and ends August 13. For more details, call
Ali Danois at the Center: 410-467-8710.
Adult Basic Education
New Adult Basic Education class are starting in
April, call the Center at 410-467-8710 for more
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News from the Education Committee
By Various Authors Noted Within
News from Hampden Elementary-Middle
School #55 (Reported by Ebony Alston)
Dr. Andres Alonso, CEO of the Baltimore
City Public Schools, presented the Principal
with an Academic Performance Award for
2009 at a recent Baltimore School Board
meeting. This award recognizes consistent
improvement of MSA scores at the school for
the three previous years. Congratulations to
the dedicated staff and administrators who
earned this significant recognition!
Plans and preparations for the 120th Birthday
Bash at our school on May 28th shifted into
high gear in early March. A well-attended
kickoff meeting in the Parent-Teacher room at
the school resulted in formation of a schoolcommunity
team to get ready for this celebration.
Principal Dr. Judith Thomas, staff developer
Ebony Alston, and staff members Diane
Robinson and Patricia Moore will be the core
team members from the school. Cathy Rudasill-
Pryor, Sarah Lesperance, and Donna Cooper
are key community participants. Cathy Pryor
gave us a huge boost by creating a Facebook page
for the event as well as its own email address.
If you’re a Facebook user search for “Hampden
Elementary-Birthday,” and join the nearly 100
“friends” who have already linked to this page.
If you’re not a Facebook user, you can email the
team at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates
about the event by email.
Specific plans are still sketchy but the team
has already decided to hold a one-day event on
Friday, May 28th at the school. An Open House
will fill the morning and we are inviting a variety
of local and state school and civic officials to this
portion, including Dr. Alonso and other BCPS
officials, the Baltimore City School Board, the
state superintendent, the Mayor, the Governor,
etc. BCPS’ Communications Department is
helping us get media coverage. In the afternoon,
there will be a street fair-carnival with food
vendors, rides, a “Moon Bounce” for the kids,
and many other activities. A portion of Chestnut
Avenue will be blocked off to supplement the
playground space. The day will conclude with an
alumni-oriented “sock hop” in the gym. Keep
up with our plans on Facebook or by email!
In other news, the school raised $1105 for Haiti
earthquake relief, donated through the American
Red Cross. Students raised nearly $700 through
coin collection and the staff contributed an
additional $355 in one hour when the Principal
appealed to them to help increase the total to at
least $1000! Congratulations to all!
News from ACCE 427 (Reported by Amanda Ellison)
ACCE students and staff raised over $750 for Haiti
earthquake relief. The students collected coins
throughout January and February while staff
donations came from “payments” to the fund in
exchange for the right to wear jeans to ACCE for a
day! The money will be given to the American Red
Cross to support their relief efforts.
ACCE continues preparing for the transition to a
transformation school where students can enter in
the 6th grade. Information for families who may
wish to enroll students in ACCE as sixth graders
will be available in paper and electronic form on
our website (http://accebaltimore.com) soon.
HSA preparation is at its height with bridge
projects due in less than a month and final HSA
testing less than two months away. Juniors are
busy registering for the SAT and excitement is
growing among our seniors who are off to college
in less than six months.
Try-outs are under way now for our spring
sports session and students are frantically
practicing softball, baseball, and track. Both
of ACCE’s basketball teams finished the past
season strongly, which built excitement about
the prospect of even better results next year.
Finally, the first annual ACCE yearbook is on sale!
Providing this special memory to our students is
rewarding for everyone at the school. We did not
include advertising in this first issue, but we’ll
be asking for contributions to advertise in next
year’s yearbook, and so please do contribute when
we come to call. ACCE Eagles, Fly High!
News from Learning Inc. (Reported by Judy Friedman)
Learning Inc. (LI) is working hard for better
student attendance. Good attendance is the
foundation for fulfilling LI’s mission to reengage
at-risk teenagers from Baltimore
City in getting an educational that builds the
skills needed to become caring, responsible
adults with realistic job opportunities. We
are encouraging good attendance by building
strong relationships between students, advisors
and our mental health team, rewarding good
attendance with meals, field trips, gift cards,
etc., calling absent students’ homes daily and
meeting with students and their parents /
guardians to address the root causes of poor
attendance. These efforts and other LI support
measures are paying off: 64% of our students
have already increased their reading scores by at
least 0.5 grade level so far this year, so they are
on track to increase reading levels by at least 1
full grade level by the end of the year. LI is proud
to report that five of our students have already
increased their reading scores by 5 grades or
more overall. Of local interest, one student
from Hampden won a $50 gift certificate to the
shopping mall of his choice! Watch Hampden
Happenings for more LI highlights next time.
Meanwhile, please consider volunteering a
little of your time at Learning Inc. Just covering
the phones a morning a week would help a lot.
Learning Inc. is located at 1234 W. 36th Street.
Drop by or call us at 410.662.8049 to learn more
about volunteering, or to get answers to any
other questions you may have.
News from Independence School Local 1
(Reported by Cranston Dize)
The annual City Schools lottery process is
complete and next fall’s 9th graders are clear
about where they will be attending high school.
Charter schools like Independence are open
enrollment schools that participate by law
in the lottery process. The lottery assigned
four Hampden middle school 8th graders to
Independence and six more were placed on the
wait list. Tenth and eleventh graders are eligible
to apply to a charter school for admission as
their personal circumstances change.
A few more announcements: with spring
coming soon the Wilderness/Art program led by
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Michelle Debruin and Pete Carlson is about to
start. And thanks to capable guidance from Ms.
Patricia “Petey” O’Donnell, the junior-senior
internship program is achieving powerful
results. Finally, graduation day is set for
Saturday, May 29. Commencement will convene
at 1 p.m. at the Roosevelt Recreation Center.
High School Sailing at the
Baltimore County Sailing Center
Starting April 13th, high school students
have the opportunity to not only learn how
to sail but how to race boats at the Baltimore
County Sailing Center. This high school sailing
program has been taking place at the Baltimore
County Sailing Center since the mid-90’s. The
Baltimore County Sailing Center is located at
Rocky Point State Park near Essex. Any student
in grades 9-12 is eligible to sign up for this
high school sailing program. More information
can be obtained at http://www.bcsailing.org/
News from the Roosevelt Park Rec Council
By Lisa Meyers
Our next Quarter Auction is on April 9, 2010.
Doors open at 6 pm and the auction starts at 7
pm. Bring seven friends and receive a special
gift. Also, look for some new vendors. And the
Walking Taco is back!
Our annual Spring Fling Festival & Flea Market
is set for May 15, 2010 from 9 am-3 pm with a
rain date of May 22, 2010. Spaces are $15.00 for
regular vendors and $100.00 for food vendors.
Look for upcoming info on a bus trip to Atlantic
City in June.
Please check out our website at www.
rooseveltparkreccouncil.org or look for us on
Facebook by searching for “Roosevelt Park
Photo by Nathalie Cone
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From Baltimore to Manhattan (and Back!) on St. Patrick’s Day
By Denny Lynch
I live in Hampden but have been going to New
York on St. Patrick’s Day for a number of years
now to celebrate my Irishness. (There was a
time when my ancestors were forbidden to
do this on the other side of the Atlantic.) My
father’s parents were from County Kerry and
my maternal grandfather was from County
Monaghan. It was his mother from County
Fermanagh who in 1899 bought the house in
Hampden that three generations of my family
were raised in.
I’m a seasoned St. Patrick’s Day pilgrim. On
March 17th I will be up, organized and out
the door so early even my cat Sammy will be
impressed. I’ll take a very early Amtrak train
from Baltimore’s Penn Station to Manhattan’s
Penn Station. After a little less than 3 hours
I’ll be taking a short walk from Penn Station
down to the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.
I love that church for so many reasons: its
architecture, its mission, and because it was
once the home of Father Mychal F. Judge. Father
Judge was the Chaplain of the Fire Department
of New York who lost his life on September 11th,
2001. I met him only once, at the St. Patrick’s
Day Parade in March 2001. He was standing on
44th Street with an army of firemen, and I was
fortunate enough to take his picture. It was not
until that fall that I realized I had photographed
a true American hero.
Next I’ll take a taxi to 44th and Fifth, the starting
point of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
There is such a positive energy throughout
Manhattan on St. Patrick’s Day, and as a
freelance photographer I do my best to record
it. The parade begins around 11 o’clock when the
Mayor and other dignitaries start making their
way up Fifth Avenue, and it will go on for another
4 or 5 hours. What I’ve discovered over the years
is that the people who are watching the parade
are sometimes just as interesting to photograph
as those who are marching by. I am fascinated
by the ways people use the color green to spice
up their attire.
Later, I will take the subway up to 86th Street
where the parade officially ends. There, I get
a real “perk” in the form of greeting members
of various Irish organizations. Many parade
participants fly in from Ireland just to march
up The Avenue. Whether I am shaking hands
with people from the Monaghan Society or the
Fermanagh Association I always discover that we
know each others’ friends and relatives in Eire.
The “six degrees of separation” phenomenon
is heavy at play here, and when these visitors
return home to Ireland they will mention the
conversation that we had on Fifth Avenue.
At the end of this marvelous day, I’ll take a cab
back to Penn Station in time to catch the 10:05
Amtrak headed south. As the train heads out
toward Baltimore I will think about the Parade
and all the images I captured with my camera.
And these Irish eyes will be smiling!
Lynch is a retired history teacher. A selection of his
photographs of Irish scenes can be viewed at Soup’s
On, 842 West 36th Street during business hours.
This artist, standing with his snow sculpture, is Roger
Howard. He lives across the street from Good Doggie
Day Care. He was inspired by all of the wonderful dogs
that come to the Day Care!
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Hampdenfest is offering a 10% discount for
any HCC members that would like to have a
booth this year. Hampdenfest will take place
on 9/11/10. Email email@example.com
for an exhibit application.
38 Years of Experience
Home Services Roofing
Hot Asphalt & Rubber Roofs / All Types of Roof Repairs
Gutters & Downspouts
Also: New Decks
Painting & Drywall
Siding & Replacement Windows
SAVE THE DATES!
TUESDAY IS THE NEW FRIDAY!
join your friends and neighbors for a little light street cleaning on
the last tuesday evening of each month followed by happy hour
specials sponsored by our local watering holes. meet us in front of
the royal farms on the corner of 36th & roland to join in the fun!
MHIC No. 98703
IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF HAMPDEN, please consider joining the
Hampden Community Council. The HCC is a voice for everyone in
Hampden–homeowners, businesses, teenagers, seniors, new-comers
and old-timers. The more members we have the farther your voice can
reach. Your membership fee supports our newsletter and improves our
community through education, clean & green and zoning committees,
to name a few. Help Hampden continue to thrive. BE HEARD, JOIN NOW!
Hampden Community Council SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1976 Baltimore, Maryland
HCC MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION
Street Address Zip
Phone Fax Email
Business Name (if registering for a business membership)
In addition to my HCC membership, I would like to serve on/learn about the following committee(s): (OPTIONAL)
Hampden Home Office
Clean & Green
Please fill out this application and mail it, along with your check to:
Hampden Community Council
PO Box 19957
Baltimore, MD 21211
Family ($15) Business ($25) $ Additional Donation
Add a one year mailed subscription to my membership for an additional $25!
Newsletter will be mailed to the address listed above, unless otherwise noted.
Please make checks payable to Hampden Community Council.
The HCC is a non-profit 501(c)3 Organization. All dues and additional donations are 100% tax deductible.
street trees for hampden
The Clean & Green Team of the Hampden Community Council wants to help you get a tree in front
of your home! We are working with organizations that provide technical assistance and funding for
community greening projects. We have planted many street trees in Hampden since 2005 and want to
We still need to hear from as many residents as possible who would like to have a tree, so that we can
organize future plantings. Fill out the form below if you would like to be on the list for a tree, and ask
your neighbors to sign up, too! Trees are not guaranteed to everyne who applies...your site must first
be inspected by Miss Uility to ensure you have a safe and proper space for a tree.
Note: If you are a renter, your landlord must sign the tree request form.
street tree request form
I, the undersigned, agree to help create a tree pit (if needed), plant, water, mulch, and maintain my
neighborhood Street Tree. I understand that some locations may not be suitable for Street Trees due
to utilities, signs, handicap ramps, or width of sidewalk. The Forestry Division of the Baltimore City
Department of Recreation & Parks shall make final determinations of suitable Street Tree locations
and species. The Street Trees, once planted, will be the property of the City of Baltimore in
accordance with City Code 1879, Article 47.
Do you have an exiting Tree Pit? Yes No
Street Address _________________________________________________
Phone _________________________ Email__________________________
Signature_______________________________ Date _____/______/_____
Mail to: Street Trees for Hampden, PO Box 19957, Baltimore, MD 21211
or email to SustainableHampden@gmail.com