December 2009 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council

December 2009 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council




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historic hampden happenings • December 2009

historic hampden happenings • December 2009




HCC Officers

President: Everett Noe

Vice President: Position Vacant

Secretary: Bridget Sampson

Treasurer: Adam Feuerstein

Board Members

John Bosley

Betty Callahan

Genny Dill

Adam Feuerstein

Kat Feuerstein

Jay Lazar

Everett Noe

Erin Nueslein

George L Peters Jr

Bridget Sampson

David Sugar


Everett Noe, President

HCC, PO Box 19957

Hampden, MD 21211


The next HCC meeting is on

Monday, January 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. There will also be a presentation

by Clean Currents.

Historic Hampden Happenings is distributed

to residents, organizations and businesses

throughout Greater Hampden.

Circulation: 4,000, Readers: 10,000+

©2009 All rights reserved.

The HCC is a 501 (c) (3)

nonprofit organization. • Since 1972

Cover photo by Cecily Johnson

4 7

Cynthia of Soup’s On still gets calls

regarding Rose’s Cookies even though

Rose is happily retired in Pennsylvania!

president’s letter

Happiest Hampden Hour at Holy Frijoles a Success

By Everett Noe

Photo by Kat Feuerstein

Thank you to all who came to the Happiest

Hampden Hour at Holy Frijoles! We had a blast

with friends and neighbors dropping by all night.

There were lots of new faces and great drinks

and food from our host. We look forward to our

next Happy Hour in January. Keep your eye on

the Hampden Happenings for more information

to come, or become a Fan on our Facebook Page

where you will find information on our events,

discussions, and other “happenings” in the


The holidays are just around the corner, and so

is the 38th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade.

The parade will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6th at

2 p.m. The parade will begin at the Poly / Western

After a devastating lightning strike,

the Mt. Vernon church was forced to

close. But now it’s up for sale.

High School campus, cross Cold Spring Lane,

continuing south on Falls Road to 36th Street.

The parade will then turn east on 36th Street,

turning North on Chestnut Avenue and ending

at 37th Street.

On the business front

Frill Boutique just opened its doors November

5th, 2009, at 846 West 36th Street (lower level,

where Gotta Have Bags used to be). Owner Kim

Pazourek is a proud Hampden Resident who

recently moved back to the area after going to

college at the Fashion Institute in New York

and working in the fashion industry for several

years. Frill is a women’s accessories store

carrying everything from fashionable jewelry,

to handbags, wallets, trendy scarves and hair

accessories. Bringing a little bit of NYC to the

hip streets of B-more, Hon!

For those of you who have been asking me what

became of The Dogwood, you will be happy to

know that The Dogwood will be reopening in

early December, according to owner Bridget


Remember folks, in these more difficult

economic times, it is even more important that

we support our local businesses as much as we

can. The businesses in Hampden employ many

Hampden residents, young and old, and many

businesses are owned by residents as well. The

next time you are craving a night out, looking

for a new book, a new haircut, or just want to

get out of the house, check out some of our local

merchants. You may be surprised what bargains

you may discover close to home.

clean & green team

Fast & Free Winter

Energy Saving Tips


By Kat Feuerstein

Cutting back unnecessary energy use is an easy

way to keep your hard earned money in your

pocket. Here are some suggestions you can do at

home at absolutely no cost to you.

Let the sunshine in. Open drapes and let the

sun heat your home for free (get them closed

again at sundown so they help insulate).

Rearrange your rooms. Move your furniture

around so you are sitting near interior walls—

exterior walls and older windows are likely to be

drafty. Don’t sit in the draft.

Keep it shut. Traditional fireplaces are an

energy loser—it’s best not to use them because

they pull heated air out of the house and up the

chimney. When not in use, make absolutely sure

the damper is closed. Before closing the damper,

make sure that you don’t have any smoldering

embers. If you decide not to use a fireplace,

then block off the chimney with a piece of rigid

insulation from the hardware store that fits

snugly into the space (dampers don’t shut fully

without some leaking).

Eliminate wasted energy. Turn off lights

in unoccupied rooms. Unplug that spare

refrigerator in the garage if you don’t truly need

it—this seemingly convenient way to keep extra

drinks cold adds 10-25 percent to your electric

bill. Turn off kitchen and bath-ventilating fans

after they’ve done their job—these fans can blow

out a house-full of heated air if inadvertently left

on. Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a

fire is burning to prevent up to 8 percent of your

furnace-heated air from going up the chimney.

Shorten showers. Simply reducing that lingering

time by a few minutes can save hundreds of

gallons of hot water per month for a family of

four. Showers account for 2/3 of your water

heating costs. Cutting your showers in half will

reduce your water heating costs by 33 percent.

Use appliances efficiently. Do only full loads

when using your dishwasher and clothes washer.

Use the cold water setting on your clothes

washer when you can. Using cold water reduces

your washer’s energy use by 75 percent. Be sure

to clean your clothes dryer’s lint trap after each

use. Use the moisture-sensing automatic drying

setting on your dryer if you have one.

Put your computer and monitor to sleep. Most

computers come with the power management

features turned off. On computers using

Windows, open your power management

software and set it so your computer goes to

sleep if you’re away from your machine for 5 to

15 minutes. Those who use Macintosh computers

look for the setting in your Control Panels called

“Energy Saver” and set it accordingly. When

you’re done using your computer, turn it off (see

next tip). Do not leave it in sleep mode overnight

as it is still drawing a small amount of power.

Unplug it. Many new TVs, VCRs, chargers,

computer peripherals and other electronics use

electricity even when they are switched “off.”

Although these “standby losses” are only a few

watts each, they add up to more than 50 watts in

a typical home that is consumed all the time. If

possible, unplug electronic devices and chargers

that have a block-shaped transformer on the plug

when they are not in use. For computer scanners,

printers and other devices that are plugged into

a power strip, simply switch off the power strip

after shutting down your computer. The best

way to minimize these losses of electricity is to

purchase ENERGY STAR® products.

Kudos to Celeste Amato,

Charles C. Baker & Mayor

Dixon for Elm Avenue Park

Pet Waste Station Reinstallation


By Mike Drinks

Good news: Several neighbors have noticed a

reduction in the amount of loud after-hours

loitering and questionable activity at the Elm

Avenue park since the basketball court has

been removed. The bad news is that during the

court deconstruction, at some point the HCC pet

waste station was sawed off at ground level and

propped up against a large tree. Since it was cut,

the original post was way too short to reuse and

had to go to general metal recycling at the 28th

Street dump. As it turns out, those heavy duty

sign posts are not available for purchase at any

hardware store, so we contacted the Clean and

Green go-to person in Mayor Dixon’s office, the

Greenest Czar by Far, Celeste Amato. She quickly

put us in touch with Charles C. Baker at the city

Department of Transportation who was able to

help out immensely by delivering a brand new

pole right here to Hampden. I’m happy to say

the deluxe HCC pet waste station has since been

reinstalled at the park with a larger convenient

metal waste barrel beneath. Special credit goes

to Joy Sushinski, who brought the downed station

to our attention and donated concrete mix to the

project. THANKS again to everyone involved for

coming together in a classic 110% effort to fix

the problem, thereby helping Hampden’s dog

walkers keep poo off our shoes.

Community Calendar

& Classified Ads

By Kat Feuerstein

You may have noticed last month that

the Historic Hampden Happenings got

a facelift! That was just the first step

we are taking to make the newsletter

a better resource for the entire

community. Our goal is to make the

newsletter a go-to for happenings

in the neighborhood, and as a useful

guide for Hampden residents...a mini

City Paper, if you will.

We would like to bring the Community

Calendar back so that the businesses

and non-profits in the neighborhood

can get word out to the community

about upcoming events. For the

residents, we plan to start a Classified

Ad section in the newsletter as well as

on the HCC website. Here, you will be

able to advertise jobs, apartments for

rent, houses for sale, yard sales, and

so on. Keep an eye out for additional

information on these new features in

upcoming issues of the Happenings.

We look forward to improving the

newsletter and would love to hear your

thoughts on ways we can make it more

useful to you. If you have any input

on this topic, please email them to

historic hampden happenings • December 2009

historic hampden happenings • December 2009



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Over 10 homes listed in your community in 2009!

Call today for a FREE Market Analysis

on the value of your home or

for information on our current listings!

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Photo by Whitney Cecil

Direct: 410-616-1741

Alex: 410-446-1180

Paul: 443-610-8633

Office: 410-823-2323

Home Cooking &

Home Furnishings

at Soup’s On & In

Watermelon Sugar

By Carrie Stickel

Sitting in 842 W. 36th Street, talking with

Cynthia Shea, owner of Soup’s On, it’s difficult

to tell who in the family is happier: Cynthia, or

her 18-month old daughter Amelia. As Cynthia

shared the details of the hard work and fun

that go into owning her own restaurant, Amelia

busily presented loose pennies and soup bowls.

This is very much in keeping with the cheerful

and inviting atmosphere that customers of

Soup’s On have come to love.

Originally from Connecticut, Cynthia grew up in

a home where the family sat down to a delicious

dinner together every night, teaching her the joy

that comes from cooking and sharing good food.

As an adult, Cynthia went on to gain experience in

culinary school and during travels in Italy, where

she found food was more of an event and started to

dream about one day opening her own restaurant.

When she returned to the States, Cynthia began

her fifteen year cooking career in a successful

restaurant in San Francisco. She learned the

restaurant business and moved up through the

ranks over eight years, loving the challenging,

hard work all along the way. Eventually Cynthia

decided to move back east: her sisters and

numerous nieces and nephews were here, as

well as more reasonable real estate.

In 2003, Cynthia moved to DC and ran a

catering business out of her house. Her sisters

were prepared for Cynthia’s return and helped

her develop a client base right away. Cynthia

worked in Baltimore and found she quite liked

Charm City. Eventually, she bought a house

in Hampden. As Cynthia made connections

in the area, she discovered that Rose Lansing,

was looking for someone to run the front of her

store, Rose’s Cookies. In 2004, Cynthia moved

in and opened up Soup’s On, initially known

as Soup’s On at Rose’s Cookies. While Rose

eventually retired and moved with her husband

to Pennsylvania, Cynthia still cites her as an

important figure in her career, having learned

so much from her during the time they shared

the store. In fact, Cynthia still gets calls from

people hoping to track down Rose’s memorable

baked goods!

In establishing Soup’s On, Cynthia looked

around at menus for restaurants and noted the

lack of focus: most boasted a hodge-podge of

Americana. Cynthia decided her menu would

revolve around soup because she could cook

it alone and prepare it for easy delivery. By

focusing on one item, she could also devote her

talents to perfecting recipes and techniques.

Due to customer demand, she has since

expanded her menu to include items such as

salads, sandwiches, quiches, and chicken pot

pies, all familiar complements to soup and in

keeping with her original concept.

Cynthia’s soups are her own creation. She reads

cookbooks for inspiration and to jog her memory

for seasonal items, but very rarely follows a

recipe. She keeps the ingredients for her soups

seasonal; don’t look for tomato slices on your

sandwich in January when tomatoes aren’t

in season! She also loves to experiment with

unusual ingredients and flavors. Her favorite

thing is to have customers consider a soup with

an ingredient that they haven’t tried (maybe a

fig) or think they don’t like (spinach) and order

it, citing their trust in her abilities. The menu at

Soup’s On changes daily and popular items run

every two weeks or so, catering to customers who

are craving an old favorite, as well as those who

might want to try something new.

The name “Soup’s On” evokes that homey

old-school call to dinner while also clearly

informing the pedestrian traffic on The Avenue

of what they will find in the restaurant. Plenty

of folks from the neighborhood visit Soup’s On

regularly, and Cynthia knows about 75% of her

customers by name. Soup’s On employs three

staff members including another cook, Lauren,

and Cynthia’s 12-yearold nephew, Peter Kohler,

who has been helping out at the restaurant once

a week for three years. They all work hard and

have a ton of fun.

Cynthia’s love for Hampden has grown as her

business has expanded. She takes comfort

in the community of Hampden merchants

who understand the work of owning your own

business. Her advice to anyone starting out on

their own is to find someone who will help you

jump as you face all of the personal and financial

risk involved. She also notes that the men and

women who work for the City of Baltimore were

incredibly helpful to her as she waded her way

through permits and fees.

Visit Soup’s On while walking through

the neighborhood or by visiting www.

(continued on page 9)

D & J Auto Care, Inc.

1100 West 41st Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Baltimore Magazine’s Best Auto Body 2000, 2002, 2003

Baltimore City Paper’s Best Auto Repair,

Four Years (1998-2001)


Collision Repairs & Suspension and

Four-Wheel Alignment Specialists

You bend


We mend


Visit us online at!


Call 410-889-6536 (Fax 410-889-4564)

historic hampden happenings • December 2009

historic hampden happenings • December 2009

community update

Hampden Elementary School Gains Extra Funding

By Betty Callahan

religious update

Mt. Vernon UMC For Sale

By Betty Callahan

A New Day

By Reverend Robin Johnson

Photo by Whitney Cecil

Kudos to Hampden Elementary School. We had

a drive to have the infamous “lunch papers”

signed and returned on time to enable the

school to be a Title One School. In order to have

this happen the slips had to be in on time. Some

parents thought if they were not eligible it did

not make a difference, but it does! This term

everyone did it the right way and all papers were

returned on time, resulting in extra funding for

the school. Way to go, Hampden!

I discovered that the Roosevelt Rec Center is

for kids my age (79), as well as little kids. They

have a Spanish class on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

It sounds like fun and is a great way to keep up

with the kids. Also, have you ever wanted to

know how to shorten pants, put in a zipper, use

a pattern or learn how a sewing machine works?

Well, Wednesday nights at 6:30 is your time to

learn this and more. Ms. Willey is a patient and

happy guide through this class. Call Roosevelt

Rec at 410.396.6050 for more information. Let

them know what you would like to see there for

adults and we will try to make it happen!

Lunch With Santa

Come and have lunch with Santa and dance

with Uncle Pete! Taking place at the Roosevelt

Park Recreation Center, 1221 W. 36th Street on

Saturday, December 19, 2009. Lunch is at 11:30

am followed by a show with Uncle Pete at 1 pm.

Children birth to age 12 are free! Admission

for lunch, the show, and a gift is by ticket only.

Get your ticket at the Roosevelt Park Recreation

Center 11/23 – 12/10/09. Tickets are limited!

Sponsored by the Roosevelt Park Rec Council

and the Mid-Town Kiwanis. Lunch for parents

and others will be available for purchase.

Photo by Whitney Cecil

The old Mount Vernon UMC is for sale. If you

are interested, please get in touch with Federal

Realty Company. Call Rev. David Casey or Rev.

Douglas Koenigberg at 443-857-0831. They will

be happy to help you. We are sad to see the church

closed, but feel something good can take the spot

on to corner we called home for so long.

With the Christmas season fast upon us, you need

to contact the church you attend or watch the

outdoor signs to find out about services. The days

of candlelight and midnight services have gone

the way of being available for Sunday services.

Every church has some type of celebration

for the season. The are all different and all

beautiful. The new kids in town are called the

Village Church and are part of Hampden Baptist

Church. They are aimed at younger people and

committed to community service. They have

taken part in Education Committee meetings,

with Clean & Green Committee cleanups, helped

the food pantry and made themselves at home

and available for our needs. A hearty thank you

and welcome aboard.

Are you seeking answers? Who am I? Where have

I come from? Where am I going? Perhaps A New

Day is for you. A New Day will be on Wednesday

evenings at 7 pm. This multi-sensual worship

experience utilizes the latest technology

to connect the worshipper with God. Rev.

Robin Johnson says, “I believe this worship

experience will touch the hearts of people of

all ages by providing a meaningful worship.

Many new residents have been searching for

this kind of worship experience.” A New Day

will begin with the celebration of Advent on

Wednesday, December 2 at 7 pm. If you are a

musician and want to join the band, Contact

Rev. Robin Johnson at 410-889-8241 for more

information. A New Day is located at 3449 Falls

Road in Emmanuel’s Rock, Inc.



1023 West 36th Street in Hampden

Call 410-467-4707

A Hampden Tradition for More Than 50 Years

Newly Renovated 2nd Floor!

Now Open Fri. & Sat. Nights!


Monday thru Thursday 4 pm to midnight

Friday & Saturday 8 pm to midnight

Sunday 1 pm to midnight

5 Domestics for $9 • 5 Imports for $11

$1 off Frozen Drinks Saturday & Sunday

Leslie Miller

Branch Manager

821 W. 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211

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

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

historic hampden happenings • December 2009

historic hampden happenings • December 2009

treasurer’s chest

In an effort to increase consumer awareness

and required credit card disclosures, President

Obama signed into law the The Credit Card

Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure

Act of 2009 (CARD) on May 22, 2009. President

Obama said the following in regards to this

monumental legislation. “With this bill, we’re

putting in place some common-sense reforms

designed to protect consumers. I want to be

clear about this: Credit card companies provide

a valuable service; we don’t begrudge them

turning a profit. We just want to make sure that

they do so while upholding basic standards of

fairness, transparency, and accountability.

Just as we demand credit card users to act

responsibly, we demand that credit card

companies act responsibly, too. And that’s not

too much to ask.”

According to The CARD Section by Section

Summary from the US Senate, here are some of

the highlights included in the legislation:

New Bill Regarding Credit Card Disclosure Signed

By Adam Feuerstein, CPA

• Prohibits increase in APR without 45 days

notice. Prohibits applying rate increases

retroactively to existing balances. Requires

clear notice of right to cancel credit card when

APR is raised.

• Prevents APR from being raised, or repayment

terms being cancelled, if a cardholder cancels

a card.

• Prohibits credit card issuers imposing interest

charges on any portion of a balance that is paid

by the due date.

• Cardholders must be given the option of having

a fixed credit limit that cannot be exceeded,

and card companies cannot charge overlimit

fees on cardholders with fixed limits.

• Prohibits the charging of interest on credit

card transaction fees, such as late fees and

overlimit fees.

• Requires credit card statements to be mailed 21

days before the bill is due (current requirement

is 14 days).

• Requires credit card issuers to provide

individual consumer account information and

to disclose the period of time it will take the

cardholder to pay off the card balance if only

minimum monthly payments are made. Also

requires issuers to disclose the total amount

of interest the cardholder will pay to pay off

the card balance if only minimum monthly

payments are made.

Most of these requirements do not go into effect

until 2010, so be on the lookout for some changes

in your credit card statements. Hopefully this

new legislation will open the eyes of many

credit card consumers and help people realize

the cost of carrying a credit card balance. For a

more information go to http://www.whitehouse.





4800 Roland Avenue

Suite B-1

Baltimore, MD 21210

Office: 410-889-9800

Fax: 410-889-9815

Cell: 410-419-2615

(continued from page 4)

In Watermelon Sugar is the cornerstone of

the Chestnut Avenue end of 36th Street. It has

been providing beautiful home decorations and

furnishings to the people of Baltimore for more

than 11 years, and its owner, Leslie Stevenson,

couldn’t be more thrilled with its success or with

the neighborhood that has been her home since

she became a business owner.

Leslie grew up in the Baltimore area and

attended MICA where she graduated with an

interior architecture degree in 1994. Four

years later, she opened In Watermelon Sugar

at 3555 Chestnut Avenue. A friend introduced

Leslie to Hampden where Leslie got to know the

neighborhood through the Coffee Mill, owned

by Tom Thompson (located where Spirit India is

today). Here, she came to appreciate the unique

small business atmosphere that is so distinctive

to Hampden. Friends owned an Italian grocery/

cafe called S’getti Gourmet in the southern

half of the building In Watermelon Sugar now

occupies. Leslie left her full time job as a designer

at Dvorine Associates and helped run S’getti

Gourmet. Her affinity for Hampden grew.

Leslie started thinking about opening her own

business, and, with the invincible spirit of a

twenty-something, she decided to go for it.

Working with her father, a wholesale furniture

dealer, she secured a loan, continuing to rely on

him for sound business advice as she opened and

built her new business. Erik Boring, a friend and a

set dresser for films, helped Leslie set up the store

and suggested the name: In Watermelon Sugar is

the title of a Richard Brautigan novel. The store

initially carried antique and old architectural

pieces, with Leslie spending a lot of time on

the road finding the right inventory to offer her

growing customer base. The popularity of In

Watermelon Sugar grew and it quickly established

itself as an important part of The Avenue.

Leslie drew new customers by hosting Friday

evening happy hours, serving beer and snacks

and inviting local bands like Garage Sale to play

outside the store. As customer traffic in the store

steadily increased, Leslie was unable to spend as

much time traveling to pick up new inventory.

Again, she turned to her father for guidance, and

he helped her to focus on the kind of things she

wanted to carry in the store. Today, in addition

to home furnishings, an eager shopper can find

luxuriant lotions and perfumes, jewelry, and

much more.

Leslie is grateful, and feels

lucky...she realizes that In

Watermelon Sugar had as

much a chance of failing as it

did of becoming a success.

When the southern room of the 3555 Chestnut

Avenue became available, Leslie considered

taking over the space. Citing her father as a source

of business wisdom and foresight once again,

Leslie expanded into the other side of the building

to create the current In Watermelon Sugar.

When it comes to working in the arts, Leslie has

plenty of company in her family: her sister runs

an art gallery in San Francisco, and her husband,

Bill Stevenson, a tattoo artist, co-owns the Tattoo

Museum in Fells Point. Time will tell what kind

of artist her two year old, Xan, will be.

Leslie is grateful, and feels lucky with the way

that Hampden has evolved. She realizes that

In Watermelon Sugar had as much a chance of

failing as it did of becoming a success, and credits

customers who understand the value of small,

independent businesses with her good fortune.

Leslie acknowledges the sacrifices that come

with owning your own business, but also enjoys

the benefits. Her advice to anyone considering

this career path is to find a good accountant!

Leslie has also had the good fortune to have found

an excellent staff. If you stop by In Watermelon

Sugar during the week, you are likely to meet

Tea Erbe, who is Leslie’s first full-timer. At

other times you may meet Patty Irwin or Scott

Baum. Whoever you meet, they are cheerful,

knowledgeable and happy to assist!

On the first Fridays of every month, the shop

owners of the Chestnut Cluster open up for

some retail revelry. Larry Fisk of Spirit India

resurrected this tradition that Leslie instituted

when her store first opened. Stop by this month

to check out what’s going on.


Photo by Whitney Cecil

David’s Restaurant & Deli

3626-A Falls Road in Hampden

Call 410-662-7779





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

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Announcements From the Family Center

By Elisa Ghinger



report illegal dumping.

Annual Hampden Family Center Christmas

Party: Saturday, December 12th from 11 am – 1 pm.

Sing holiday carols and listen to a performance

by The Larks. Enjoy craft activities and yummy

treats while visiting with Santa! Families must

pre-register their children 12 and under to

receive a small gift. If you are planning to

attend please stop by the center or call Pam

at 410-467-8710 to register and receive your

ticket. Space is limited.

Christmas Angels - Be an angel and adopt a local

child for the holiday. The Family Center and

volunteers from the community participate in

the Christmas Angel Program for needy children

ages 0-12. The Family Center gathers gifts and/

or individuals stop by and remove an angel off

the Christmas Tree specifying the child’s age

and request. For more information call and/or

stop by the center and speak with Pam Viel.

Youthlight Photography Exhibit - Wednesday

December 16th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Stop

by and enjoy an exhibit of black and white

photographs by Family Center youth participants.

Senior Luncheon - Friday, December 18th from

11 am – 12:30 pm. Enjoy the holidays with a hot

lunch and festive activities Please call Family

Center to reserve your place.

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

Josephine Battaglia who can help you apply

for energy assistance. Josephine is on site

Wednesday 9-1I.

Meals on Wheels - If you or someone you know

cannot leave their home because of illness or

injury regardless of age or status Meals on Wheels

can help. Volunteers from the Family Center will

drop by each weekday with two nutritious meals

as well as a smiling face at your front door.

Seedco - The Family Center will be an official

Seedco site. Seedco is an Earn Benefits program

dedicated to assisting low-wage workers and

their families by providing guidance and

assistance is attaining such benefits as: housing

and utilities, health and nutrition, children and

families and tax credits. Call or stop by for more


Challenge Grant - The Family Center has been

challenged by an anonymous donor to raise

$18,000 through a dollar to dollar match by

December 31, 2009 and we are halfway there!!

Help us reach our goal!!

The Family Center will be closed Friday

December 25th and reopen Monday, January

4, 2010 at 9 am. We wish everyone a Merry

Christmas, Happy Holiday and all the best for

the New Year.

Roland Park

4800 Roland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211

Office: (410) 889-9800

Cell: (410) 615-5855

Fax: (410) 889-9815



please call


Photo by George L Peters Jr

Dimitri’s Tavern

38 Years of Experience

Dimitri’s Tavern

3820 Falls Road

Baltimore 21211

Call 410-889-9545

“Where Good Friends Meet”

Since 1973

• Friendly tavern


• Voted No. 1

karaoke bar in

Baltimore by the

City Paper

• Package goods

• Open seven days

Ricky LaRicci

Home Services Roofing

Hot Asphalt & Rubber Roofs / All Types of Roof Repairs

Gutters & Downspouts

Also: New Decks

Painting & Drywall

Siding & Replacement Windows

MHIC No. 98703

Reliable Service

Free Estimates

Phone: 410-404-0162


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Baltimore, MD 21217


Appliance Repairs

Commercial and Residential

Over 40 years experience

Senior Citizen Discount





Air Conditioners

Beer Coolers


Deli Boxes

Ice Machines


300 West 30th Street

Baltimore, MD 21211

Call 443-869-5864

We are doing a

Holiday Tree

lighting on

December 6th

for everyone!




8 am – 11 am Friday Breakfast

8 am – 2 pm Sat & Sun Breakfast

10 am – 11 pm Sun-Thurs Lunch/Dinner

10 am – Midnight Fri-Sat Lunch/Dinner


50 cent Wings & $1.50 Domestic Bottles

Wings are eat-in only. Minimum wing order of 10!

Come in & join our Open Mic night!

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