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HAMPDEN

COMMUNITY COUNCIL

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HCC Officers

President: Adam Feuerstein

Vice President: Elizabeth Carney

Secretary: Genny Dill

Treasurer: Barbara Harrington

president’s letter

Start a Conversation About Parking in Hampden

By Elizabeth Carney / Photo by Whitney Cecil

Elizabeth Carney has contributed this month’s

President’s Letter while Adam Feuerstein enjoys

his vacation overseas.

education news

ACCE Forms Teams to Turn Its Campus Greener

By Corey Basmajian, Resident Principal / Photos by Victoria Mathew

Board Members

Ed Nueslein

George L Peters Jr

Jay Lazar

Jennie Beckman

HCC CONTACT INFO

Adam Feuerstein, President

HCC, PO Box 19957

Hampden, Maryland 21211

hccpresident@gmail.com

www.hampdenhappenings.org

NO FOOLING!

Stephanie Murdock

Robert Arena

Christopher Binnie

Tina Carroll

The next HCC meeting is on

Monday, April 1st, 2013.

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

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www.hampdenhappenings.org • Since 1972

Cover photo by Victoria Mathew: ACCE students

made wreaths as one of their after-school Green

Team activities.

Parking. For better or worse it is a defining

characteristic of city living.

As Hampden gains in both local and national

attention, people are increasingly drawn to

our neighborhood to live, build businesses,

raise families, shop in our stores, eat in

our restaurants and socialize. The influx

of people creates increased strain on a

parking system that is already stressed. For

months now, I’ve listened to a subtle theme

of parking difficulties grow steadily louder.

Rotunda neighbors, Elm Street residents,

Roland Avenue, Berry Street, Keswick

Avenue… and the list goes on.

It’s time to take a comprehensive look at

Hampden’s parking issues.

We can’t solve Hampden’s parking issues

overnight. The problems are complex and

concern many different groups, sometimes

with competing interests. What we can do

is start a conversation, make sure everyone

is heard, enumerate all issues, and work

deliberately to solve them.

To that end, the Hampden Community

Council cordially invites YOU to attend our

March general meeting on Monday, April

1st at 7 pm at the Roosevelt Recreation

Center where we will take the first step by

getting YOUR input on Hampden’s parking

problems. In a structured discussion, we

will break down all the parking issues you

face. In the coming months, we’ll take that

list and identify priorities and solutions.

We’ll update you on our progress and give

you continued opportunities to comment.

I’d be remiss at this point if I didn’t

emphasize the importance of becoming a

member. Only a strong, active membership

can respond effectively to complex

community issues like parking.

And since December, we’ve made it a whole

lot easier to join. First, if you are a Student

or a Senior, it is now only $5 per year to

join. You can’t go to a movie for five dollars

any more, people. Secondly, you can now

pay your dues anytime online, even at 2 am

in your pajamas (we’re not judging). Just

go to www.hampdenhappenings.org and

click on the “Become an HCC Member Now”

button on the right side of the page. Thirdly,

you can now pay your dues at meetings using

cash, check or credit card. With a credit card

payment, you’ll instantly receive an emailed

receipt. Technology is great, isn’t it?

Stand with us. Help us make Hampden a

better place to park, a better place to live.

This year the Academy for College and

Career Exploration (ACCE) organized two

active after-school Green Teams. These

teams work in the various gardens that have

been created all around the school when

the weather is good. We only use organic

methods in the garden when feeding the

plants and preventing insects from eating

the crops. Our teams harvested vegetables

all last fall, then removed the dead stalks

and planted a winter cover crop of clover

and annual rye. Such cover crops keep the

soil from washing and blowing away in the

winter, while adding nutrients to the soil

that will help next year’s vegetables thrive.

The stalks in the native plant gardens were

left there for the winter so the various birds

which have discovered the gardens could

feed on the seeds. Some leaf litter is also

left in the gardens for the winter, so that the

butterflies and moths which overwinter in

leaf litter will not be disturbed.

We also planted 36 fruit trees as the

beginning of an ACCE orchard, with help

from Agritopia of Baltimore (https://sites.

google.com/site/agritopiaofbaltimore)

and the Baltimore Orchard Project (www.

baltimoreorchard.org) ACCE’s orchard

restoration provides an opportunity to get a

small-scale sense of the much larger orchards

that doubtless flourished on the hillsides of

Hampden and Woodberry a century or more

ago. (Faint signs of these old orchards are still

visible in Druid Hill Park.)

Right now the two teams are working

mostly inside, choosing what we want

to plant this spring. The Middle School

group favors adding more plants to attract

Monarch butterflies. We already know that

Monarchs have visited the gardens last year

while flowers were blooming, so we plan to

grow lots of flowering plants attract even

more next summer. Our goal is for ACCE

to become a Monarch Waystation. (www.

monarchwatch.org/waystations) Monarch

butterflies migrate to overwinter in Mexico,

and waystations with plenty of flowers

(zinnias, asters, etc.) provide them with

food for the long journey. By the way, do you

know what kind of plant supports Monarch

butterfly larvae as they develop from eggs to

become adults? (The answer appears at the

end of this article.) The Middle School club

has already started growing seedlings of the

annual plants which attract the Monarchs

in indoor flats. As the springtime weather

warms, these will be transplanted first to

window boxes and then in the gardens.

To commemorate Earth Day, we are

planning a week of activities from April

22nd-26th. Everyone in the neighborhood

is invited to take part in these events. We

will have another plant sale that offers

vegetable, herb, and flowering plants

for home gardens. Our neighbors will be

welcome to join in setting out plants in the

school gardens and to tour our campus and

visit all of the “Green” improvements that

ACCE is making.

ACCE’s Green Team leaders made a

presentation at the Hampden Community

Association meeting on January 28th

and also attended the Hampden Village

Merchants Meeting on February 12th.

The focus of these presentations was to

bring the Hampden community up-todate

about what ACCE has been doing to

help the environment and the engage the

surrounding community in our effort.

ACCE plans to partner with the HCC

Clean and Green Committee to organize

community cleanups in addition to

participating with the regular monthly “Get

Trashed” mini-clean-up events that will

start again in April.

Currently we are designing a program for

distributing the abundance of produce to

Hampden families. Please visit or call the

school to learn how you can join in our

efforts to make Hampden a cleaner and

greener place. ACCE’s “Green Movement”

asks for your support!

To learn more about what we’re planning

and how you can become part of this

school-community collaboration, please

call ACCE at (410) 396-7607 or visit the

school at 1300 W. 36 th Street. You can also

follow the action on Facebook at “A.C.C.E.

GreenTeam.” (Answer to question:

Monarch butterfly larvae like to eat

milkweed so the adults lay their eggs on

milkweed plants.)


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Independence School Students Study DNA in Mobile Lab

By Kelly Caswell, School Director

community news

News From the Hampden Library

By Devon Ellis

Independence School science students are

fortunate that their science teacher, Jocelyn

Virtudes, arranged with the Tech Council of

Maryland to set up the MdBIOLab mobile

laboratory trailer in the Independence

School parking lot from Tuesday,

January 15 to Friday, January 18 (www.

techcouncilmd.com/mdbio/mdbiolab)

This made it possible for our students

to participate in laboratory activities to

practice using modern techniques of

analytical biochemistry.

For nearly a week, students from 9th

through 12th grades used equipment

such as micropipettes, centrifuges, and

electrophoresis to produce DNA profiles

on a slab of gel, which is pretty much like

rolled-out Jello-o. The “The Case of the

Broken Beaker” on the MdBIOLab list of

activities (see link above) describes how

this is done. Students applied an electrical

current to cause DNA fragments created

with the help of restriction enzymes to

move down a slice of the gel. Restriction

enzymes are bacterial extracts that break

up DNA molecules from cells into pieces.

The breaks occur in different places for

different people, creating a unique mix

of these pieces of differing lengths. The

current sorts out the different lengths of

DNA by moving them different distances

along the gel, and the resulting striped

pattern is a DNA profile. This is the actual

procedure that’s used to identify persons

based on DNA by technicians like those

on the CSI TV shows! If you’d like to step

through an electronic version of creating a

DNA profile, there’s an online animation

of gel electrophoresis at http://learn.

genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/gel/; it’s

a well-done simulation, but the real thing

that our students got to perform is so much

more exciting!

The students also used other enzymes to

break down complex sugars into simple

sugars, and they tested the effect of

solutions with different pH values (that is,

solutions that were more or less acidic) on

the activity of these enzymes.

Thanks to the great instruction and

student supervision by Mr. Tim Carter

and Ms. Reimi Hicks, MDBIOLAB mobile

lab instructors, the experiments were a

success! Ronnae Cooper, a student at ISL,

said, “It was awesome! I learned a lot and

the experiments made the explanations

of science more clear.” Santia Dennis,

another Independence School student, said

“It was a great and excellent experience.

The staff made sure that students

understood the science.” Independence

School teacher Dr. Andrew Young agreed

that “the staff on the MDBioBus is a lot of

fun. They taught students rigorously and

with humor. I really appreciate their effort

in instructing students.” A special thanks

to Angel Mangus, MdBIO Foundation

Project Coordinator, who was with us the

entire week.

Kids and Teens: Wipe your slate clean! From

January 2 to December 31, 2013, children and

teens can read down their fines at the Enoch

Pratt Free Library. How it works:

• Visit your local branch and check in with

the librarian.

• Read a book, magazine, newspaper,

textbook, or e-reader at the library and earn

Pratt Bucks.

• Children 12 and under earn one Pratt Buck

for every 15 minutes of supervised reading

time, and teens ages 13 to 17 earn one Pratt

Buck for every 30 minutes.

• One Pratt Buck is equivalent to one dollar,

and can be turned in at the Circulation Desk

to pay down late fines and other library fees.

Children and teens can earn unlimited Pratt

Bucks during Read Down Fines events at every

location. Check with your local Pratt Library

branch for details on how to participate.

Get Cracking with Chef Egg: Learn to

cook from a real chef with formal culinary

training, real-world experience, and

street-wise attitude.

Chef Egg is a professionally trained chef,

culinary instructor, and host of Cooking with

Egg TV. His mission is to free everyone from

eating boxed, frozen, and fast food meals by

teaching us how to really get cooking!

Date: Friday, March 8th

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Suggested audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Hampden Library Book Discussion

Group: The Hampden Library has started

an adult book reading group and all are

welcome to attend. We will read and discuss

one book every other month. The upcoming

book selection is entitled The Free World by

David Bezmozgis, c2011, (356 pages), and

our conversation about it will be held on

Thursday, March 21st from 6:30-7:30 pm.

The plot synopsis is as follows: The year is

1978, the time is summer, and the location

is Rome. “Among the thousands of Soviet

Jews who have landed in Italy to secure visas

for new lives in the West are the members of

the Krasnansky family–three generations

of Russian Jews. Together they will spend

six months in Rome, their waystation and

purgatory.” All are welcome to join in the

conversation, even if you haven’t read

the book!

Suggested audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

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

Baltimore Free Farm

has plots available in the Ash

Street Community Garden.

Suggested donation is $30 per season (3 months)

or $10 per month. Spring season starts soon!

Email reagan@baltimorefreefarm.org for more info.

www.baltimorefreefarm.org

Hampden Family Center: Upcoming Programs and Events

By Lisa Ghinger, Executive Director

Save the Date: Hampden Family Center

cordially invites you to Hats Off to Hampden

Family Center: Saturday, April 13th at

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 from The Food Market, imbibe

libations from The Wine Source and enjoy

live music! Proceeds will benefit the ongoing

programs and services of the Family Center.

For more information call 410-467-8710,

visit our website hampdenfamilycenter.org

or check us out on Facebook!

Winter Program Offerings

Adult Basic Education Class: Registration

will be held in April for Spring Class.

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 appointment.

Girls’ Group: Meets Fridays at 4:00 pm. The

group is for young ladies in middle and

high school. Stop by and check out what’s

going on. Call Erin or Alysse for more

information at 410-467-8710.

Senior Lunch: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a

little early. Attend our FREE luncheon on

March 15th from 11–1 at the Center. Enjoy a

delicious lunch. Call the center at 410-467-

8710 to reserve your space (limited).

Blood Pressure Screening: Held Friday, March

1st and 15th 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. Josephine is on site

Wednesday 9-11.

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 Rebecca.

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.

Wyman Park Tutorial Project: Remedial

reading, math and writing support for

students in 1st through 12th grades. Monday

through Friday, 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Hampden Family Center

1104 West 36th Street

Baltimore, MD 21211

410-467-8710


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Become a Hero: Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

By Liz Galea

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Foster Care Program and Family Center

By Nikole Satelmajer

Unleash the superstar in you and become a

hero to a senior neighbor in your community!

Everyday heroes are just like you and me.

Some are retirees, students, parents,

business people and other professionals that

are concerned about their elderly neighbors.

“So what makes them a hero to Meals on

Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.?” They

choose to volunteer for our organization a

few hours a month to make sure their senior

neighbors receive our nutritious, properly

prepared meals, a smile and a quick visit that

helps them thrive and remain connected to

their community.

It’s important for all of us to remember

the seniors we serve today helped shape

our communities yesterday. They are the

golden nuggets in every community and

are to be respected and aided by society.

Unfortunately, today hunger and even

loneliness still rank among the most serious

conditions seniors can face. Currently many

individuals and groups from local churches,

schools, businesses, other organizations

and civic groups are making time to help

in our daily meal deliveries. It’s fun, easy

and you get to meet a lot of nice people.

It’s often said “There is no better feeling

than knowing you had a helping hand in

improving someone’s life.” It’s true! So get

in touch with that superstar in you and take

part in one of our volunteer opportunities.

Visit us at www.mealsonwheelsmd.org or

contact Volunteer Services at 443-573-0940

or email volunteer@mowcm.org.

Not sure about volunteering? Then take part

in our ride along opportunity. Before you

commit, experience a live meal delivery by

riding along with a seasoned volunteer who

regularly delivers in your community. If you

find it to be fun and rewarding then become

a volunteer.

Want a representative of Meals on Wheels

of Central Maryland, Inc. to be part of your

next community meeting or event? Add me

to your agenda.

Learn more about the services and

opportunities at Meals on Wheels and why

we are more than a meal!

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.

enables people to live longer independently

in their own home by providing them

with nutritious, properly prepared meals,

personal contact and other related services

when needed. Get acquainted with all of

our services for homebound seniors and

people with disabilities. Learn about our

meal deliveries in your own community

and discover how easy it is to help a senior

neighbor stay connected to their community.

We are definitely more than a meal.

Liz Galea

Volunteer Recruitment Specialist

443-573-0940

galea@mowcm.org

Thousands of children in our community

are struggling with emotional issues – do

you know one of them?

The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger

Institute provides trauma-based mental

health and support services to children,

adolescents, and families. Prevention,

early intervention, assessment, and

treatment are part of the continuum of

services offered at the Family Center

because sometimes bad things happen

to good kids. Two of these programs are

described below.

The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

serves children from birth to age 18 who

are experiencing emotional or behavioral

challenges. We provide family, individual,

and group therapy; psychiatric services;

psychological evaluations; and caregiver

support groups. Therapists specialize in

the treatment of childhood trauma, but

also address school concerns, tantrums,

ADHD, anxiety, adjustment issues, peer

relationship difficulties, and other stressors

that impact children and their families. We

offer 18 different types of therapies and

tailor services to best address a child’s needs

in a warm and nurturing environment.

The Family Center’s Outpatient Mental

Health Clinic is located in northern Fells

Point. We accept Medical Assistance and

many forms of private insurance. If you are

interested in learning more about how we

may be able to help your child, please call

our intake line at 443-923-5980.

The Therapeutic Foster Care Program

serves children birth to 21 with special

needs who require out of home placement.

The children we serve have a history of, or

are at risk for, institutional and hospital

placement. Based on our belief that every

child deserves a stable and loving home, the

children we serve are placed with specially

trained foster parents who provide a home

for a child or young adult with special

needs until he or she can be returned to

family, placed with a relative, adopted, or

transitioned to independent living.

The Family Center’s Therapeutic Foster

Care Program, located on Biddle Street in

South East Baltimore, is seeking individuals

and families interested in becoming foster

care and/or respite providers for children

with special needs. We provide a variety of

supports and benefits to our therapeutic

foster parents. These include 24-hour

support, specialized training, and a tax free

stipend. If you are interested in finding out

more about our Therapeutic Foster Care

program or about becoming a therapeutic

foster parent, please call Nikole Satelmajer

at 443-923-3821 today.

If you know someone who may need our

services, let them know that we’re here—

and that we can help.

D & J Auto Care, Inc.

1100 West 41st Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21211

GENERAL REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

Four-Wheel Alignment Specialists

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Are Big Trucks Illegally

Using Your Street as a

Cut Thru?

Report your street name and the time and date

you observed the truck to Valorie Lacour at

Valorie.Lacour@baltimorecity.gov.

Additionally, if you observe the driver name

and/or phone number on the truck cab door

or the name and logo on the trailer, note that,

too. Or snap a picture.

Lastly, use your head: don’t block traffic,

obstruct a truck or put yourself in harm’s way

to collect this information.

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


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Seawall Expects Latest Remington Redevelopment To Begin

By Adam Bednar with North Baltimore Patch / Photo by Kit Logan

(continued from previous page)

Seawall Development Corporation is

set to begin in March the $3.5 million

transformation of a former Remington tire

shop into a mixed use building housing a

theater, restaurant and nonprofit offices.

Evan Morville, a principal with Seawall, said

the construction on the building—formerly

home to James and Lynn’s Tire Service—will

be complete enough in November for the

nonprofit Young Audiences of Maryland to

move in to their new offices.

“The thing I think we’ve really focused on is

development for need—not just to develop to

develop,” Morville said.

The company has already redeveloped

the former H.F. Miller Tin Box and Can

Manufacturing building into the mixeduse

Miller’s Court that is located across the

street from their newest project. Seawall has

also started the process of rehabbing homes

in Remington in hopes of selling them to

city schoolteachers when there are ready to

move out of the Miller’s Court apartments.

Proof of the impact of that investment came

when Zillow listed Remington as one of the

10 hottest neighborhoods in the city because

housing values are predicted to appreciate

by 3.3 percent during the next year.

The planned redevelopment involves

dividing the 15,000 square foot building

into three parts. The theater will take up

about 6,000 square feet, the restaurant

will take up about 5,500 feet and nonprofit

office space will take 3,500 feet.

Single Carrot Theatre, which is currently

housed in the building formerly used by

Everyman Theatre in Station North, hopes

to be open in Remington by January 2014.

Elliott Rauh, managing director at

Single Carrot Theatre, said the troop was

outgrowing its previous space at Load

of Fun on North Avenue and needed to

increase revenue with a larger audience

capacity because they didn’t want to raise

ticket prices.

“We did not feel comfortable saying ‘hey,

lets double the price of tickets,’” Rauh said.

When Seawall approached Single Carrot

about the space, Rauh said it was exactly

what they were looking for because it had

high ceilings and no pillars to obstruct

views. The space will also allow them to

configure the theater to best fit a production

whether it’s through standard seating or

theater-in-the-round.

“It’s more about practical space,” Rauh said.

(continued on next page)

Young Audiences of Maryland have been a

tenant at Miller’s Court for more than four

years, and has started to outgrow its current

space so they will move across the street to

the new offices.

Executive Director Stacie Sanders Evans

said the nonprofit, which connects children

with the arts through performances at

schools, has had a great experience at

its current office space, and has enjoyed

working around like minded groups—a

benefit they didn’t have in their previous

offices in Mount Vernon.

“Before [moving to Miller’s Court], we were

kind of isolated in a little row home and

didn’t have the chance to make informal

connections at the elevator, you know, or at

the vending machine,” Sanders said.

But the group, which was founded in

Baltimore in 1950 and is part of the largest

arts and education network in the nation,

has continued to grow and is excited about

having extra space next to Single Carrot,

which already works with the Young

Audiences of Maryland.

“It was really wonderful to be able to be in

the same place as someone we were working

with,” Evans said.

Morville said the Seawall is close to

finalizing an agreement with a restaurant

to open in the new development, and

that the company expects to make that

announcement in the next few weeks.

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District 40’s “Night in Annapolis”

By Christopher Binnie

clean & green news

HCC Clean & Green Update

By Reagan Hooton, Jennie Beckman and Jed Jenny

On Monday, February 4th, the legislative

team from District 40 held its 7th annual

“Night in Annapolis.” Frank Conaway Jr.

hosted their constituents from all over

District 40 at the President’s Conference.

Some accommodations were provided.

Transportation was arranged to and from

Annapolis with buses leaving from both

Mondawmin Mall and Stieff Silver Building.

The event was catered, and guests were

entertained by a jazz duo throughout the night.

Senator Pugh and the three Delegates took

turns offering insight into the work being

done during this year’s General Assembly.

They are supporting various bills that

will directly help District 40. Lieutenant

Governor Anthony Brown and Senate

President Mike Miller made appearances

praising the effect our legislative team has

on the work in Annapolis.

Many community leaders and representatives

were in attendance offering an opportunity

to realize that communities across the

city, as different as they are, have similar

problems and goals. For the first time, local

organizations, like the Baltimore Museum

of Art and the Boy Scouts of America, were

invited to attend, setting up booths with

pamplets and educational literature. Senator

Pugh stressed that community involvement

is essential to the work that they do in

Annapolis. Contact your representative with

any questions and be sure to register to vote.

To learn more about the legislative process:

http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/

07leg/html/ga.html

To contact Senator Pugh:

catherine.pugh@senate.state.md.us

To contact Delegate Robinson:

barbara.robinson@house.state.md.us

To contact Delegate Tarrant:

shawn.tarrant@house.state.md.us

To contact Delegate Conaway:

frank.conaway@house.state.us

HCC Clean & Green folks joined other

community volunteers at the Baltimore

Free Farm’s Ash Street garden to install

terracing on a crisp but sunny morning

Saturday, Feb. 9th.

Baltimore Free Farm has plots available

in the Ash Street Community Garden.

Suggested donation is $30 per season (3

months) or $10 per month.

Spring season starts soon! Email reagan@

baltimorefreefarm.org for more info.

www.baltimorefreefarm.org

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Convenient to Giant, RiteAid and area shops.

RESTAURANT ON THE ROOF OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Call 410-889-8255 for information.

www.smrvt.com

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

www.patapscobank.com

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


BE HEARD

JOIN NOW

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

Name(s)

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)

Zoning

Education

Clean & Green

Religious Outreach

Hampden Home Office

Fund Raising

Membership

Newsletter Distribution

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

Hampden Community Council

ATTN: MEMBERSHIP

PO Box 19957

Baltimore, MD 21211

Student/Senior ($5)

$ Additional Donation

Individual ($10)

Family ($15) Business ($25)

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.

03/13

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