April 2013 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council


April 2013 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council




hampden community council | since 1972 | www.hampdenhappenings.org | april 2013


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HCC Officers

President: Adam Feuerstein

Vice President: Elizabeth Carney

Secretary: Genny Dill

Treasurer: Barbara Harrington

Board Members

Ed Nueslein

George L Peters Jr

Jay Lazar

Jennie Beckman


Adam Feuerstein, President

HCC, PO Box 19957

Hampden, Maryland 21211




Stephanie Murdock

Robert Arena

Christopher Binnie

Tina Carroll

The next HCC meeting is on

Monday, April 29th, 2013.

president’s letter

Become a Part of Our Amazing HCC Team

By Adam Feuerstein

In February, I took a vacation and I believe

I missed my first meeting during my

two and a half years as President. I am so

grateful for the additional work put in by

the Board to make sure things ran smoothly

during my absence. I especially want to

call out Liz Carney, the Vice President of

the HCC. She did an amazing job ensuring

that the meetings went on as planned,

the newsletter was printed and delivered

and that other business was managed in

my absence. The HCC is a team of great

volunteers who are looking towards the

betterment of Hampden. We encourage

the community to be part of this team.

We are all looking out for what is best for

Hampden. We don’t always agree on every

matter, but we work together to review all

the solutions and find the best one to meet

the community’s goal.

As we move forward we will continue to

tackle new and sometime controversial

issues. I ask that you remember that we

are all on the same team. When we have a

disagreement amongst the community,

we need to remember this: we need to be

respectful to each other. We need to not let

our emotions get the better of us and work

collectively to find solutions that work for

our community. As Hampden continues to

grow, we are going to face a lot of challenges

and we need your input. We just ask that this

input comes in a constructive manner with

the goal of the betterment of the community

as a whole and not just an individual.

We look forward to working with Hampden

to continue its reputation as the best

neighborhood in Baltimore. The HCC wants

you to be part of our team. I encourage you

to reach out to us. We will do everything we

can to ensure that your voice is heard. Be

Heard! Join Now! Thank you, Hampden.

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Graul’s is known for our great signature

products. Customers come from far and

wide for many products you can only find

at Graul’s, such as our custom decorated

cakes, chicken salad and fresh squeezed

orange juice. We are not an ordinary

grocery store that sells lots of fresh foods

made elsewhere; we still cook and bake!

Graul’s is known for extraordinary

customer service. We believe that a store

is just a store until we add great associates

to work there. Customers appreciate our

attentive service from knowledgeable

associates that serve you with a smile.

Seniors particularly appreciate our larger staff

to give them great service.

Graul’s supports local companies. We

sell hundreds of locally made products. We

also source our meats, produce and other

ingredients from local farmers. We also

believe that local companies make the world

a much better place than large chain stores.

Graul’s supports the communities that

we serve. Each year we ask our frequent

shoppers to let us know which organizations

they would like us to support. We give back to

the community with their guidance in mind.

Graul’s provides good jobs. We would

create well over 100 new jobs at The

Rotunda. We offer many full time jobs with

great benefits for our associates. We are a

fair employer and we care for our associates.

Our goal is to be the best place to work in

our industry. Many of our associates have

been with our company for over 20 years.

We encourage you to visit Graul’s Market

in either Ruxton or Mays Chapel to better

understand us. More information about

Graul’s Market and our contact information

can be found at www.graulsmarket.com.

We think that Graul’s Market would be a

great full service supermarket that offers

the best of all worlds to the residents and

business in the Hampden community.

We have delivered quality foods and

extraordinary service to the neighborhoods

that we serve for over 93 years. We hope to

serve you in Hampden soon.

If you have questions about Graul’s Market,

please reach out to me at dennisgraul@


Plan to join us at 7 pm 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+

©2013 All rights reserved.

The HCC is a 501 (c) (3)

nonprofit organization.

www.hampdenhappenings.org • Since 1972

Cover photo by Erica L. H.

Letter to the HCC: Graul’s Market and The Rotunda

By Dennis Graul

As you know, The Hekemian Company, the

Rotunda’s developer, is planning a major

renovation. Hekemian has promised a full

service market as part of the new project.

Graul’s Market does not have a lease deal

with Hekemian yet. However, we have been

working closely with the developer to try to

help the developer meet their promise to open

a full service supermarket at The Rotunda.

We believe Graul’s Market would be a great

addition to the Hampden community.

Allow us to introduce Graul’s Market to

the Hampden community and help you

understand who we are and what we do.

We are not a chain, we are a family.

Graul’s was founded in 1920 and is a

locally owned and operated 4th generation

family business. Graul’s operated stores

in Baltimore City until 1959 and we look

forward to returning to the city.

We are NOT a high priced grocer. We offer

better service and better quality than other

full service supermarkets at affordable

prices. A recent survey of a market basket

of top selling grocery, dairy and frozen food

prices found that Graul’s is competitive

with Giant.

We cater to the communities we serve.

Each of our locations are decidedly

different and we adapt our stores to the

communities we serve. We are able to offer

upscale products, freshly prepared foods,

baked goods, catering services and more

with everyday food items at competitive

prices. We listen to customer requests and

concerns and respond to them.

Hampden Parking Survey






Phone number




No. of vehicles at residence

Feel free to write more on another sheet; all ideas are important!

Bring this with you to the April 1st HCC meeting, or mail to:

Attn: Parking Survey, P.O. Box 19957, Baltimore MD 21211

The more information you can give, the better!


Parking issue




Ideas on how to relieve this parking issue




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community news

News From the Hampden Library

By Devon Ellis, Head Librarian / Photo by Whitney Cecil

(continued from previous page)

April 14-20 is National Library Week.

Love your local library by sampling some

of what we have in store for you here at the

Hampden Library:

Audiobooks; Computers; Free DVDs

(documentaries, travel, history, nature, for

all age levels); Rental DVDs (only $1.50 for

a week – feature films, for all age levels);

Ebooks and ebook readers; Graphic novels;

Internet access with 5 free prints daily;

Magazines; Newspapers; Online databases

such as Consumer Reports, Ancestry.com,

and Medline Plus; Photocopier; Reference

materials; Special events; Story times; Tax

forms; Wi-fi.

FOR KIDS, ages 6 – 12:

April is the month of the Pratt Library’s

annual Fairy Tale Festival, with fairy tale

themed events being held at every branch.

Here at the Hamden Library we will be


Fairy Forest Friends

Wednesday, April 24 (3:30 pm – 4:15 pm)

Bigfoot Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood,

Hansel and Gretel and more are found in

these fairytales, followed by a craft activity

of framing your favorite forest figure.


Jewelry making

Tuesday, April 2 (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)

Enjoy a fun-filled activity of making your

own bling as gifts for friends and family,

and even for yourself.


Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Saturday, April 13 (2:00 pm – 4:30 pm)

Commemorate the 71st anniversary of the

Doolittle Raid with the screening of “Thirty

Seconds Over Tokyo.” On April 18, 1942,

four months after Pearl Harbor, sixteen

B-25s took off from the aircraft carrier USS

Hornet, some 600 miles from Japan, on a

super secret bombing run lead by James

H. Doolittle. Destination: Tokyo and other

Japanese cities. Although planning to land

in China following the bombing mission,

the airplanes all ran short of fuel. All but

one either crashed or the crew bailed out.

(Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes. An

11-minute DVD documentary showing a

restored B-25 will also be shown.)

Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman: A

Maryland Revolutionary War Hero

Saturday, April 20 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

On the 227th anniversary of Tench

Tilghman’s passing, Timothy Lloyd Tilghman

speaks about the life and military exploits

of Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman, a

Maryland Revolutionary War Hero. David

L. Smith will appear as a Tench Tilghman

reenactor recalling the important firsthand

accounts of the major events in Lieutenant

Colonel Tench Tilghman’s life.

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Book Group Conversation

Thursday, May 16 (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm)

The book to be discussed will be the novel

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. The

plot synopsis is as follows: “On the college

campus of Westish College, a fictional small

college in northeastern Wisconsin on the

shore of Lake Michigan, a college baseball

standout, Henry Skrimshander, seems

destined for big-league stardom. But when

a routine throw goes disastrously off course,

the fates of five people are upended.” New

York: Little, Brown and Company, c2011,

512 pages. Copies of the book may be

reserved at the Hampden Library. All are

welcome to attend the conversation, even if

you haven’t read the book.

The Library’s hours:

Sun & Mon: closed

Tues: 12 – 8

Wed: 10 – 5:30

Thurs: 12 – 8

Fri: 12 – 5

Sat: 10 – 5

Hampden Library

3641 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 396-6043

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Remember our friend, Emily’s Happy Hearts Club

“Gifts from Gavin”? She’s in the home stretch of her

toy drive to celebrate the memory of friend and fellow

Hampdenite, Gavin Jacobs.

Emily will be collecting toys and donations at the

following locations and times:

monday, april 1st

Roosevelt Recreation Center, 6:30-8pm

friday, april 5th

Roosevelt Recreation Center is hosting a skate night

and proceeds are going towards the drive.

saturday, april 6th

Fraziers, 1-5pm

sunday, april 7th

Giant, 1-5pm

Let’s help Emily exceed her goal!

Hampdenfest has been scheduled

for Saturday, September 14th,

and it’s going to be awesome!

We’ll post updates on events and event

registrations as we get closer, so keep

your eyes peeled for more info. If you are

interested in being a vendor, musician,

volunteer, or participating in some

other way, contact event organizers at



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What’s Going On at Roosevelt Park and Recreation Center?

By Kimberly Stuchul, Secretary

(continued from previous page)

Happy Spring! We are very excited about

the next few months and have been

planning our spring programs and events.

We had a great winter and would like to

thank everyone who helped with our winter

programs. We would especially like to

thank our major sponsors from the 2012

Christmas Party: the Hampden Village

Merchants Association and Kiwanis club

of Hampden-Midtown Baltimore. With the

extreme generosity of these sponsors, we

were able to throw a spectacular party for

150 kids and their families!

Check out what is going on at the Roosevelt

Park and Recreation Center:

Monthly Quarter Auctions

Contact the Rec for the next date

Bid just a quarter, and you could win

jewelry, home decorations, gourmet food

items and more! Other opportunities to

win include a 50/50, lottery tickets and

door prizes. Doors open at 6pm and the

auction begins at 7pm. Paddles are 3 for $5

and $1 for each additional paddle.

Spring Fair and Flea Market

April 20th, 8 am - 2 pm

Come celebrate Spring and the opening day

of Hampden Baseball with us in Roosevelt


Looking for a bargain? Vendors will have

new and gently used items to fill your

shopping bag - including clothes, games,

tools, jewelry, housewares, and MORE!

There will be games and activities for the kids,

including face-painting and a moon bounce!

The Flea Market will start at 8am and the

children’s activities will start at 10am.

Vendor spaces are still available for this

event. Each 10 ft square space costs $20 and

table rental is $5 per table. Tables available

for rental are limited and on a first come first

served basis. If you are interested in becoming

a vendor for this event, please contact us at


Mixed Martial Arts and Mentoring

(Operated by The School of the Way)

Year Long: Mondays (ages 13+) and

Wednesdays (everyone) from 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Price: FREE

Ages: 7-19

This program teaches different martial art

forms, how to set and accomplish Life Goals,

and provides Nutritional coaching (for

those members who are interested). Anyone

interested in joining the program should

come to the rec on a Monday or Wednesday

and speak to the teachers. All students must

successfully interview with the teachers

operating the school. Acceptance into the

school is not guaranteed.

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Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation

Year Long: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30 pm

- 8:15 pm, drop-in classes

Price: FREE

Ages: This program is designed for adults,

however all ages are welcomed.

This combination program is operated

by The School of the Way and focuses on 2

main areas:

Health: The slow rhythmic movements

of tai chi and qigong retrain posture,

encourage circulation throughout the body,

help maintain flexibility through the joints

and promote muscle toning and weight loss.

These martial arts forms do not put stress

on the body and therefore are ideal for

people with health problems that prevent

other forms of exercise, such as arthritis.

Medical researchers have found that tai chi

and qigong can help patients recover from

chronic stroke, heart failure, high blood

pressure, heart attacks, multiple sclerosis,

Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and fibromyalgia.

Additionally, tai chi, qigong and meditation

help to bring about a state of mental calm

and clarity, relieving stress and promoting

mental health.

Self-Defense: The repeated motions of

tai chi and qigong train the body in such

a way that the motions become automatic

reactions when attacked. The forms of tai

chi and qigong are defensive, allowing the

person to deflect the attacker and get away

to safety.

Friday Night Skating

Price: $3 per person

Ages 5-10 skate 6 pm - 8 pm

Ages 11-18 skate 8 pm - 10 pm

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Game Room: Fall, Winter, Spring

The game room is open to the public Monday,

Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm - 9 pm.

There is no charge for any of the games.

Games include air hockey, pool, ping-pong,

foosball, darts (soft tipped) and various

board games.

Afterschool Program

Hours: Monday through Friday from 2:25

pm - 6 pm

Price: $50/month

Children are picked up directly from

Hampden Elementary/Middle School.

The program includes homework time, art

activities, games and a hot dinner. Contact

the center director for more information.

Volunteer/Service Learning Hours

Year Long

Looking for a fun place to get your 75 service

learning hours required for high school

graduation? The Roosevelt Recreation

Center has tons of opportunities!

Volunteers over the age of 14 must be

registered with Baltimore City Recreation

and Parks. Contact the recreation center,

for more information.

Become a Member of the Roosevelt

Recreation Council!

We are always looking to expand programs

and activities, but we need more volunteers

and program leaders to do this. All

volunteers contribute only as much or as

little time as they are able. We look forward

to your help in expanding our community

programs and events at the rec! Contact the

rec during normal business hours or email

us for more information.

We are constantly planning new events and

programs so make sure you check out our

facebook page for updates: https://www.

facebook.com/ rooseveltrecreation

M, W, Th, F: 1pm-9pm and T 11am-6pm

1221 W. 36th St, 21211

(410) 396-6050

Roosevelt Park Recreation Council, Inc.

PO Box 50003, 21211


Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making

new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes –

making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political,

fraternal and charitable organization. It teaches self-knowledge through participation

in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of good character.

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members

are taught its principles (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a

progression of allegorical plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge –

which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.

Freemasonry instills in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty

and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches

and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

If you would like to make a difference in your community and this sounds like it is for you come and visit Liberty-Pickering

Lodge #219, on Saturday April 6th between 9am and 4pm, at 302 International Circle in Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. We met

in Hampden, Woodberry, and Mount Washington when those areas were in Baltimore County. Although we have not met as a

Lodge in our area for over 100 years we are still an active group in this community. We make a difference in our community and

have fun doing it!

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Hampden Family Center: Upcoming Programs and Events

By Lisa Ghinger, Executive Director

PLEASE JOIN US! Hampden Family Center

cordially invites you to:

Hats Off to Hampden Family Center

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gutierrez Studios, 2010 Clipper Mill Road

It’s all about hats! They’re optional, but why

not wear one of your own? Enjoy delectable

delights and oyster bar by The Food

Market, delicious desserts from Carety’s

Fine Foods, and quenching libations from

The Wine Source. Participate in a silent

and live auction while enjoying live music!

Proceeds will benefit the ongoing programs

and services of the Family Center. For more

information call 410-467-8710, visit our

website at www.hampdenfamilycenter.org

or check us out on Facebook!


Adult Basic Education: Class Registration

Tuesday, April 9th at 5:30.

After School Enrichment Program:

Children 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. Monday through Friday, 2:30 to

5:30 p.m. ages 1st through 6th grade.

Blood Pressure Screening: Held Friday

April 5th and 19th from 11-12.

Benefit Assistance: If you need help with

your gas or electric bill, call or stop by the

Family Center to make an appointment to

speak with Walter Jackson who can help you

apply for energy assistance. Walter is on

site Wednesday 9-11. If you need assistance

in attaining such benefits as food stamps,

healthcare and access to other federally

funded programs call or stop by to speak

with Rebecca.

Counseling Sessions: Offered by the

University of Maryland School of Social Work

Interns. They will provide 30 minute, one on

one counseling sessions through the spring.

Call 410-467-8710 to schedule an appt.

Senior Lunch: Attend our FREE luncheon

on April 19th 11-1 at the center (1104 W.

36th St.). Enjoy a delicious lunch. Call the

center 410-467-8710 to reserve your space.

Space is limited.

WIC/Women, Infants & Children (infant

– 5 years of age): If you need supplemental

nutrition assistance a worker is on site

Thursday, April 11th from 9:30-4:00 to

meet with you.

Wyman Park Tutorial Project remedial

reading, math and writing support for

students in 1st through 12th grades. Monday

through Friday, 4:30-5:30.

1104 West 36th Street

Baltimore, MD 21211


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street tree for hampden

The HCC Clean and Green Team 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 everyone who applies...

your site must first be inspected by Miss Utility

to ensure you have a safe and proper space

for a tree.

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 and 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 existing Tree Pit? Yes No

Name _______________________________________________

Street Address _________________________________________

821 W. 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211

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


John Soos

Note: If you are a renter, your landlord

must sign the tree request form.

Phone ____________________ Email ______________________

Signature _________________________ Date ____ / ____ / ____

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

or email to SustainableHampden@gmail.com



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!

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