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HAMPDEN

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Photo by Peter Davis

Maryland Green Party Candidate for

Governor of Maryland: Maria Allwine

By Maria Allwine

Breast Cancer Awareness

By Elizabeth Callahan

HCC Officers

President: Adam Feuerstein

Vice President: Gary Figurelle

Secretary: Genny Dill

Treasurer: Erin Nueslein

Board Members

William Critz

Genny Dill

Adam Feuerstein

Kat Feuerstein

Jay Lazar

HCC CONTACT INFO

Adam Feuerstein, President

HCC, PO Box 19957

Hampden, Maryland 21211

hccpresident@gmail.com

www.hampdenhappenings.org

Everett Noe

Ed Nueslein

Erin Nueslein

George L Peters Jr

David Sugar

OCTOBER HCC MEETING

The next HCC meeting is on

Monday, October 25th.

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 of Hampden.

7:00-7:05 pm: Welcome

7:05-7:30 pm: Committee updates

7:30-7:45 pm: New business

Historic Hampden Happenings is distributed

to residents, organizations and businesses

throughout Greater Hampden.

Circulation: 2,200, Readers: 10,000+

©2010 All rights reserved.

The HCC is a 501 (c) (3)

nonprofit organization.

www.hampdenhappenings.org • Since 1972

Cover photo by Whitney Cecil

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Learning, Inc. kids explored Hampden

by participating in a scavenger hunt,

going on a kayaking excursion, and

playing dodge ball.

president’s letter

The Hampden Happenings is one of the most

important tools that the HCC has to help spread

the word of our community activities. Members

of the HCC and the community spend hours

writing articles, reviewing the finished product

and making sure distribution is done timely and

sent out to as many residents that we possibly

can. This newsletter is here to keep you informed

of what is going on in and around Hampden and

Baltimore City. You may have noticed that we

started to branch out to let you know about some

events outside of Hampden. We feel that even if

is not happening here, it is important to let you

know what is going on all around Baltimore.

In the upcoming months, the HCC will be

producing an electronic survey to tackle the issues

of the newsletter content and the distribution of

our newsletter.

We want to hear from you concerning the content

of our newsletter. We love to share stories,

events, and helpful tidbits about the Hampden

Community at large. We encourage and often

publish submissions from people from all walks

of life. Whether it is a letter to the president, a

suggestion for other community members or a

full blown article about Hampden we are looking

to you, the readers, to provide your own thoughts

opinions, and stories. If you ever have anything

you want to say or add into the newsletter, please

email me at hccpresident@gmail.com.

Ms. Martha, who is retiring, has

checked out more than 1,000,000

books, and has checked in over

another million as well

Hampden Newsletter Benefits the Entire Community

By Adam Feuerstein

The distribution of the newsletter is solely on

a volunteer basis. We are so appreciative of all

of our volunteers who hand out the newsletter

on your block. We also deliver to any of our

advertisers who have an appropriate space for

the newsletter. We want to make sure we cover as

much ground as possible. We provide an on-line

version at www.hampdenhappenings.org and we

drop off at the Hampden Library. Look out for

our electronic survey concerning the newsletter

distribution. We want to hear from you on how

you get your newsletter. In the meantime, if you

don’t have home delivery, let us know. We are

always looking for volunteers to help make sure

we cover as much ground as possible.

Thank you to our advertisers. Without them, this

newsletter would not be possible. Please make

sure you support them. We take a lot of pride in this

newsletter and we really hope you get a lot out of

this monthly publication. This is your newsletter,

Hampden. Make sure we are providing you what

you want to read and help us ensure we meet your

expectations. When the electronic survey is sent

out please help us by taking a few minutes to fill

it out. If you have ideas now and you can’t wait to

share, just send an email to hccpresident@gmail.

com. Thanks and happy reading.

President’s Note: The following message was

received from Maria Allwine, the Green Party

candidate for Governor of the State of Maryland.

Due to a misunderstanding, Maria was not invited

to the Candidate’s Night Out Forum last month

so we have given her an opportunity to share her

message here.

Now that the primary is over, it’s time to elect

community leaders to public office, like myself,

who will govern with the interests of people

and communities first. The days of legislating

in favor of big business must, for the survival

of our state and ourselves, be over. Nurturing

and sustaining our small locally owned

businesses through a state-owned bank which

will invest in our neighborhoods, jump-start

Maryland’s move to renewable energy, loan to

homebuyers and entrepreneurs and contribute

to the state’s general fund is a good first step.

Closing the corporate tax loopholes, increasing

taxes on the hyper-wealthy, reregulating BGE,

securing significant rate concessions from

Constellation, returning development decisions

to neighborhoods, creating a Medicare for All

system, guaranteeing marriage equality and a

living wage are just a few of my priorities.

I am Maria Allwine, Green Party Candidate for

Governor of Maryland, and I ask for your vote on

November 2. Please call me at 443.929.6079 or

visit my website at www.allowineforgovernor.org.

Maria Allwine

MD Green Party Candidate for Governor of Maryland

People United to Elect Maria Allwine

501 and 1/2 East 43rd Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21212

http://www.allwineforgovernor.org

allwineforgovernor@gmail.com

410-929-6079 (campaign)

443.762.0892 (personal cell)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The oncology center of Central Baltimore will

be hosting a health fair the week of October 4

– 10, 2010.

Our event will be held on the main floor of

The Rotunda, 711 W. 40th street, Baltimore,

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education committee

First Meeting of the HEC Places Education in Spotlight

By John Bosley and Will Critz / Photo by John Bosley

The first meeting of the Hampden Education

Collaborative (HEC) was held on Thursday,

September 2 at the Republican Club on Chestnut

Avenue (many thanks to Mr. David Morgan

for the use of his fine hall!). The HEC is an

effort facilitated by the Education Committee

of the Hampden Community Council to

encourage sharing of educational resources,

methods, and talents across organizations in

the Hampden Community. The event was a

wonderful success, bringing together over 25

individuals representing all of the neighborhood

public, charter and private schools, as well as

representatives of the Roosevelt Recreation

Center, the Roosevelt Recreation Council, St.

Mary’s Outreach Center, other organizations

and businesses as well as several private

citizens who are interested in this new project.

HEC’s purpose is to provide a forum whereby

Hampden’s five schools, its civic organizations,

its local businesses and private individuals

exchange information about one another. This

information sharing has a goal of identifying

opportunities for community resources to

meet school needs, and for our schools to

engage in community-based activities for

educational enrichment as well as for service to

the community. HEC will encourage resource

sharing to take advantage of opportunities for

our schools to link education with service, and

also to open our schools to greater community

involvement inside the classroom.

The next HEC meeting is scheduled for Thursday,

October 7th at 4:00PM. We will meet at ACCE

(which occupies the former Robert Poole School)

on West 36th Street. Parking is ample, light

refreshments will be provided, and the meeting is

open to the public. All organizations, businesses

and individuals interested in maximizing the

educational potential of our community are

encouraged to attend!

This fall, Learning Inc. engaged entering

students in an expanded Student Orientation

Program named W.I.S.E. These initials stand

for “Welcomed and Initiated Students Excel.”

The program involves spending a total of

approximately 35 hours over a two-week period

just prior to the fall opening of classes to

prepare students to learn, to clarify behavioral

expectations with the students, and to build

relationships that LI staff believe are crucial to

future academic success. W.I.S.E. seeks to build

the following specific learning readiness skills,

among others: cooperation-collaboration, active

and effective listening, public speaking (giving a

presentation), skills in communicating feelings

proactively and effectively managing anger and

other negative feelings, and of course thinking

and reasoning skills.

This year’s W.I.S.E. was “tweaked” to reflect

lessons learned from its first try-out last year.

In the first week this year, LI kids engaged

in a variety of learning situations including

helping pack Meals on Wheels at the program’s

central facility in Highlandtown for two days.

This experience also enabled the participating

students to earn community service learning

hours. LI kids also explored Hampden by

participating in a scavenger hunt, as shown in

the photo that appears with this article. They

went on a kayaking excursion, played dodge ball,

and various arts activities were slotted into the

schedule. In the second week, activities included

building bridges from newspaper, building

towers from drinking straws, and an overnight

camping trip at Genesee Valley that boys and

girls took separately. Each day ended with

reflection period for a shared contemplation of

the day’s experiences.

St. Thomas Aquinas School will hold its second

monthly Family Night at Mamma’s Cucina

Restaurant on Thursday, October 14, from 3-9

p.m. Mamma Cucina’s is located at 1020 W.

41st Street, between Rite-Aid and Super Fresh.

The restaurant generously gives a portion of the

evening’s business to the school. Everyone in the

community is welcome! Be sure to get a special

St. Thomas School flyer at the restaurant and use

this to place your order.

The school will hold its annual Fun Fair on

Friday, October 29, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the

school parking lot and library. The fair will offer

games of chance, face painting, Halloween bingo,

fun food, and a “white elephant” table. Looking

further ahead, everyone is also invited to visit St.

Thomas Aquinas School during their Open House

that will cover the entire week of November 15-19

from 9-11 a.m. daily.

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Hampden Elementary-Middle School #55 has ten

new staff members this fall! These include some

significant additions. Ms. Jerrolyn Hollinger is

in charge of a new Middle School Art Integration

program. Ms. Elena David is a Technology teacher

and Information Technology specialist who

will teach the students how to use of computers

effectively for education. Mr. Clinton Jennifer

has taken over the Physical Education program.

There are also two new Middle School teachers,

a Title I and an ESOL paraprofessional, a Mental

Health Clinician, a part-time Special Education

Aide, and a new Office Assistant. Please visit the

school and meet these newcomers!

The School 55 NAL team coached by Ms. Alston

(ht tp://www.nationalacademicleague.org/

default.asp) has moved up to Varsity Level this

year. The Middle School has joined the Science

Olympiad (http://soinc.org/welcome), the

Scripps Spelling Bee (http://www.spellingbee.

com) and the National Geographic Geography

Bee (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

geobee). Learn more by calling 410-396-6004.

Independence School will implement a school

garden program this year, joining a few other

Baltimore City schools that offer their students

practical opportunities to learn gardening and

agriculture. Chris Kosmides will oversee the

program. ISL1 participating students will earn

college-level horticulture credits. Chris took

interested students to BCPS’ Great Kids Farm

(http://www.greatkidsfarm.org/) in nearby

Catonsville on September 22 for their first

orientation. Staff of Great Kids Farm will continue

to mentor the students as they develop ISL1’s

garden plot on the vacant lot behind the school.

Chris says the students intend to sell or donate

the produce from the garden. If you have skills

and experience with gardening, landscaping,

or any other aspect of agricultural operations,

please volunteer to help Chris by calling him at

410-467-1090. Chris assures volunteers that

ISL1 students will do all the digging, hauling and

other “heavy lifting!” Principal Chris French

reminds us that ISL1 is seeking internship

opportunities for Juniors and Seniors during the

school year. If you think you could host an intern

and want more information, call Chris French at

the number above.

ACCE got their first year as a 6-12 Transformation

School got off to a great start, enrolling 53 new

students in the 6th grade according to ACCE

PREP’s Director John Zesinger. Your reporter

interviewed a PREP parent and two students

for this story. Ms. Lisa Lucas-Alston, mother

of two PREP students, tells us that she chose

ACCE PREP for its curriculum and educational

goals which she learned by visiting the BCPS

website (http://bit.ly/cpo1Af). Ms. Lucas-

Alston’s children helped make the decision,

liking what they learned about ACCE PREP. We

also interviewed Ms. Colleen Haggerty and Ms.

Tashay Lawrence from the incoming PREP class.

Ms. Haggerty says she transferred to ACCE PREP

from Hampden School #55 because she wanted

to try a new school. Thus far, she’s satisfied with

PREP although she says she sometimes misses

her School #55 friends. Ms. Lawrence likes ACCE

PREP’s commitment to help students succeed

and do their best and the encouragement she

gets to never give up. This reporter finds it

interesting that both these young women like

their math course and teacher. They say the

teacher, Ms. Sara Laing, makes math class

interesting by using many activities to tie math

to everyday life. Both 6th graders agreed they

would enjoy sharing after-school activities with

middle school students from Hampden School

#55 or St. Thomas Aquinas. As we ended our visit

Ms. Lawrence asked for a cheerleading program

with a charming sly smile. Maybe that’ll happen,

Tashay! Mr. Zesiger says there are about 4 slots

left in the 6th grade. (Class size is held to 18 or

fewer.) To learn more call him at 410-396-7607.

Hampden Library: Ms. Martha Retiring

By Devon Ellis / Photo by Whitney Cecil

After 28 years of service as the

Desk Supervisor at the Hampden

Library, Ms. Martha is retiring

on Saturday, October 30!

Over the course of her years

as the desk supervisor, Ms.

Martha has checked out more

than 1,000,000 books, and has

checked in over another million

as well! She has processed

thousands of bestsellers,

helped acquire hundreds and

hundreds of book reserves, and

has participated in 28 summer

reading club finales! The very

young children that she waited

on when she first came to the

Hampden Library are now grown

up and are bringing their own

children to visit the library. The staff of the Hampden Library and the

members of the community will miss her dearly as she departs to enjoy her

well-deserved retirement. Stop by the Hampden Library during the week

before Halloween to say goodbye to Ms. Martha and enjoy a sweet treat.

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healthly hampden

Understanding and Managing High Blood Pressure

By Tammy Beckman

This month the focus of our column is high

blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension.

High blood pressure is one of the most common

chronic diseases in the United States, affecting

approximately 73 million people. Many people

who have high blood pressure may not know it

because often there are no immediate symptoms

associated with its onset. This can lead to

uncontrolled hypertension, which is the leading

cause of stroke and one of the major causes of

heart attack.

So what does high blood pressure mean? Blood

pressure refers to the force of blood pushing

against the walls of arteries in your body as it

courses through the body. The more narrow your

arteries and the more blood your heart pumps,

and the higher the your blood pressure.

Blood pressure is determined by two numbers

presented as one number on top of the other.

The top number is your systolic pressure, which

measures the force of blood in your heart when

your heart beats. The bottom number is your

diastolic pressure and measures the force of

blood in our arteries while your heart is relaxed.

For most individuals, an ideal blood pressure is

less than or equal to 120/80. If you have diabetes

or kidney disease, blood pressure less than

130/80 is good. However, blood pressure lower

than 120/80 is still considered ideal because for

all individuals the higher the blood pressure, the

greater your chance of heart attack, heart failure,

stroke, and kidney disease.

So what are the main risk factors for developing

high blood pressure?

1. Age. The risk of high blood pressure increases

as you age. For men, age older than 55 puts you at

greater risk for developing high blood pressure.

Women are more likely to develop high blood

pressure after menopause or after age 65.

2. Race. High blood pressure is more common

and tends to occur at earlier ages in than blacks

than whites. Serious complications, such as

stroke and heart attack, also are more common

in blacks.

3. Family history. High blood pressure tends to

run in families.

4. Being overweight or obese. The more you

weigh, the more blood you need to supply oxygen

and nutrients to your tissues. As the volume

of blood circulated through your blood vessels

increases, so does the pressure on your artery

walls raising your blood pressure.

5. Lack of physical activity. People who are

inactive tend to have higher heart rates. The

higher your heart rate, the harder your heart must

work and the stronger the force on your arteries.

Lack of physical activity also increases the risk

of being overweight, which causes high blood

pressure.

6. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco

immediately raises your blood pressure

temporarily. The chemicals in tobacco can also

damage the lining of your artery walls, which can

cause your arteries to narrow, increasing your

blood pressure.

7. Too much salt (sodium) in your diet. Too

much sodium in your diet can cause your body

to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure.

Seventy-five percent of dietary sodium comes

from processed, prepared, and pre-packaged

foods. Examples include soups, tomato sauce,

condiments, canned goods, preserved meats

and prepared mixes. It is best to use these foods

sparingly in your diet.

8. Too little potassium in your diet. Potassium

helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells.

If you don’t get enough potassium in your diet you

may accumulate too much sodium in your blood,

which will increase your blood pressure.

9. Drinking too much alcohol. Over time, heavy

drinking can damage your heart. Having more

than two or three drinks in a sitting can also

temporarily raise your blood pressure.

10. Stress. High levels of stress can lead to a

temporary, but dramatic, increase in blood

pressure.

11. Certain chronic conditions. Certain chronic

conditions also may increase your risk of high

blood pressure, including high cholesterol,

diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disease, and

sleep apnea.

Fortunately there are several simple but critical

things you can do to prevent the development of

high blood pressure or to manage your already

existing high blood pressure. Adoption of a

healthy lifestyle is critical for the prevention

of high blood pressure and is an indispensable

part of the management of those with high

blood pressure. Lifestyle modifications that

have shown to lower blood pressure, even if you

are taking blood pressure medication, include

weight reduction in those individuals who are

overweight or obese, adoption of a healthy diet

that is rich in potassium and calcium and low

in sodium and saturated fats, regular physical

activity, and moderation of alcohol consumption.

Other lifestyle modifications that can help

control or prevent high blood pressure are

smoking cessation and reducing stress.

By making these simple lifestyle modifications,

you can decrease your high blood pressure,

enhance the effectiveness of your blood

pressure medication, and decrease your risk of

cardiovascular disease including heart attack

and stroke.

For more information about managing your

blood pressure you can view the websites listed

below. If you do not use the Internet, you can

contact the following organizations by at their

listed phone number.

American Heart Association on Hypertension:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/

HighBloodPressure/High-Blood-Pressure_

UCM_002020_SubHomePage.jsp

Phone #: 800-242-8721 (toll free)

International Society on Hypertension in Blacks,

Inc.: http://www.ishib.org/HI_abohyp.asp

Phone #: (404) 880-0343

WebMD Hypertension/High Blood Pressure

Health Center: http://www.webmd.com/

hypertension-high-blood-pressure/default.htm

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community events

Announcements from the Hampden Family Center

By Lisa Ghinger

St. Mary’s Outreach Center

By Sandy Simmons / Photo by Whitney Cecil

The Family Center is in full swing with an array

of activities! This month we will be holding two

special events: an Oldies Night and the return of

our much anticipated Taste of Hampden. Come

out and join in the fun while supporting your

local family center! All proceeds benefit the

Family Center.

Oldies Night: Enjoy a night out with friends

and dance to the music of Gene Vincent and

the Cadillac Cruisers. Gene and the Cadillac

Cruisers have appeared with acts such acts as:

The Beach Boys, Little Richard, Fats Domino,

Blood Sweat And Tears, Mamas And Papas,

Chuck Berry, Brenda Lee, Frankie Valli and

Wolfman Jack, just to mention a few.

DATE: Saturday, October 9th

TIME: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

PLACE: Hampden Republican Club – 3535

Chestnut Avenue

PRICE: $25 (includes beer, wine, soda and snacks)

To purchase tickets visit our website at www.

hampdenfamilycenter.org, call or stop by the center.

A Taste of Hampden is back by popular

demand. A Taste showcases many of Hampden’s

wonderful restaurants and businesses. Enjoy

samplings of the local fare while relaxing with a

glass of wine, beer and/or soda.

DATE: Thursday, October 21st

TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLACE: Hampden Family Center – 1104 West

36th Street

PRICE: $30 in Advance / $35 at door

Programs and services for the month include:

After School Enrichment Program: Your child

will work with a volunteer from a local college or

university on their reading, writing and math

skills. In addition, your child can enjoy arts and

crafts, music, dance and drama.

WHEN: Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

AGES: 1st through 6th grade

Wyman Park Tutorial Project remedial reading,

math and writing support for students in 1st

through 12th grades.

WHEN: Monday through Friday during the

school year, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Adult Literacy Program: Brush up on the skills

you need to earn your General Equivalency

Diploma. Adult literacy classes are held at the

Family Center in partnership with Greater

Homewood Community Corporation. In

only twelve weeks, you can work through the

necessary coursework and preparation to take

the GED exam and be on the track to a better

future. Students pay $20 for the textbook.

WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

REGISTRATION: September 28th

CLASS BEGINS: October 5th

Benefit Assistance: If you need a little help

with your gas or electric bill, stop by the Family

Center and speak with Josephine Battaglia who

can help you apply for energy assistance.

WHEN: Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Seedco Earn Benefits: Need assistance

in attaining such benefits as food stamps,

healthcare, utilities support and tax credits. Call

or stop by and speak with Brianne Phillips.

Meals on Wheels: If you or someone you know

in cannot leave their home because of illness or

injury, Meals on Wheels can help. Volunteers

from the Family Center will drop by each weekday

with two nutritious meals. Regardless of your age

or status, Meals on Wheels provides two meals as

well as a smiling face at your front door.

WHEN: Meals delivered weekdays between 11

am and 1:30 pm

Senior Luncheon: Friday, October 8th from

11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Join us for a hot meal with

friends, a short program and a few rounds of

Bingo. Learn about important issues such as

prescription drug management, tax issues,

identity theft prevention and more. Senior

Lunches are free, but advance registration is

required as seating is limited.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, November 2nd.

FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

AA & Al-Anon Meetings

WHEN: Mondays at 7:00 pm

All events will be held at St. Mary’s Outreach

Center: 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD

21211. Our phone number is 410-366-3106.

FOOD STAMPS – AGE 55 & OLDER

Date: Tuesday, October 19th

Time: Noon

You may apply at St. Mary’s Outreach Center,

3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211. Call

410-366-3106 with any questions.

SENIOR HEALTH FAIR

Date: Wednesday, October 20th

Time: 10:00 am – 1 pm

Come and get your free flu shot with Medicare.

We will have medical screenings, talk with a

pharmacist, blood pressure screenings, diabetic

solutions and much more.

Call for to sign up for your free flu shots: 410-

889-7915.

MTA PHOTOS

Date: Friday, October 29th

Time: 10:00 am

Call AIM with any questions: 410-889-7915.

Dimitri’s Tavern

Dimitri’s Tavern

3820 Falls Road

Baltimore 21211

Call 410-889-9545

“Where Good Friends Meet”

Since 1973

• Friendly tavern

atmosphere!

• Voted No. 1

karaoke bar in

Baltimore by the

City Paper

• Package goods

• Open seven days

Leslie Miller

Branch Manager

821 W. 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211

Phone: 410-366-3100 Fax: 410-366-3377

lmiller@patapscobank.com

www.patapscobank.com

GENIE SCHWIND, GRI

REALTOR ®

Roland Park

4800 Roland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211

Office: (410) 889-9800

Cell: (410) 615-5855

Fax: (410) 889-9815

Email: genie.schwind@longandfoster.com

®


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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

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In addition to my HCC membership, I would like to serve on/learn about the following committee(s): (OPTIONAL)

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Please fill out this application and mail it, along with your check to:

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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

plant more!

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

Name ________________________________________________________

Street Address _________________________________________________

Phone _________________________ Email__________________________

Signature_______________________________ Date _____/______/_____

Mail to: Street Trees for Hampden, PO Box 19957, Baltimore, MD 21211

or email to SustainableHampden@gmail.com

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