2historic hampden happenings • November 2012historic hampden happenings • November 2012 3HAMPDENCOMMUNITY COUNCILBOARD OF DIRECTORSHCC OfficersPresident: Adam FeuersteinVice President: Elizabeth CarneySecretary: Genny DillTreasurer: Erin NuesleinBoard MembersEd NuesleinGeorge L Peters JrJay LazarKerry VaydaHCC CONTACT INFOAdam Feuerstein, PresidentHCC, PO Box 19957Hampden, Maryland firstname.lastname@example.orgNOVEMBER MEETINGStephanie MurdockRobert ArenaChristopher BinnieTina CarrollThe next HCC meeting isNovember 26, 2012.Plan to join us at 7 p.m. at the RooseveltPark Recreation Center on West 36th Street.The agenda will include committee updatesand discussions of the most importantissues of the day for business owners andresidents of Hampden.7:00-7:05 pm: Welcome7:05-7:30 pm: Committee updates7:30-7:45 pm: New businessHistoric Hampden Happenings is distributedto residents, organizations and businessesthroughout 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 1972Cover photo by Justin HenryAbove photo by Michael Pieracci5 8Independence Local 1 class 10Awent on a 5-day Outward Boundcanoe trip on the Potomac River.president’s letterBaltimore Open Studio Tour Kick Off Rained OutBy Adam FeuersteinWhen the city came to us to host the BaltimoreOpen Studio Tour kickoff, I immediatelyfelt a sense of apprehension. We are an allvolunteerorganization and putting togetheran event can take a lot of work and resources.After discussing it with the Board, wedecided to move forward with the party.The reason we chose to do it was to try andhighlight all the great things Hampden hasto offer. One of the roles of the HCC is tohelp communicate and highlight what agreat neighborhood we have and we wantedto share it with the whole city.Although difficult, with a lot of work weput together what was shaping up to be agreat event in our neighborhood. We couldnot have done it without a couple of boardmembers and the folks over at Gilah Press. Itwas all coming together until out of nowherea non-forecasted storm dumped 3 inchesof rain on our outdoor party. The rain planwas not utilized since it was so nice out. Wewere devastated by the outcome and I neverwanted to go through that again.Bagged leaf collection seasonstarted Monday, Oct. 15 andcontinues through Monday, Jan. 14.As I write this message a week after the rainprematurely ended our plans, I feel the needto dust myself off and get back on that horse.We need to not let this bump in the roadthwart us. When I meet with the Board next,I will suggest that we take another shot andinvite the City of Baltimore to once againcome out to our neighborhood and see whatHampden is all about.I want to thank everyone who helped withthe event and every merchant who madedonations to our cause. I hope that everyonewill join us as we develop a new party to helphighlight our great neighborhood. Thanks!education newsIf the Class of 2014 is any indication, ourfuture is in good hands! An amazing total of104 11th-graders at the Academy for Collegeand Career Exploration (ACCE) have beguntheir 2012-13 term internships this month atsites all over Baltimore City. These sixteenweekinternships are in keeping with theschool’s mission to expose all students tocollege and career options. Student internswill shadow professionals as they work in arange of career fields. Nearly 40 sites haveaccepted interns, and they gain insight intocareers in high-demand fields like healthcare, early childhood education, culinaryarts, visual arts, sports and recreation,cosmetology, information technology, andurban agriculture.ACCE is fortunate that Hampden-basedbusinesses have always been importantpartners for the internship program. Pastpartners include the eco-boutique EarthAlley, the Parks and People Foundation,EVENT GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY:Internship Program Expands Partnerships in HampdenBy Dr. Francesca Gamber, ACCE Internship CoordinatorArt with a Heart, and Maryland Sports Careand Rehab. It’s very exciting that theseHampden partnerships added several neworganizations this year! Our new Hampdenpartners include:Keswick Multi-Care Center and RolandPark Place, where four ACCE students willlearn about careers in nursing, recreation,and dietetics.Middle Grades Partnership located in thenewly-renovated Union Mill complex willengage an ACCE intern in maintaining theorganization’s website and social mediaprofiles.Agritopia, a neighborhood non-profitorganization (https://sites.google.com/site/agritopiaofbaltimore) that managesthe large garden on a plot of land behindACCE, has accepted about a dozen ofour interns who will learn about urbanPARTICIPATING MERCHANTS:H ANGING O N A WHIMPThe Pearl GalleryGagriculture and the growing field of greenjobs as a result.The local branch of Action in Maturity(http://www.actioninmaturity.com) onRoland Avenue will provide an ACCE internwith hands-on experience in planning andexecuting programs for elderly Hampdenresidents.ACCE’s partnership this year with TaharkaBrothers Ice Cream, which will host twostudents who are interested in careersin business, deserves special note. Thecompany’s CEO, De’Von Brown, is himselfa 2008 ACCE graduate who went on to earna college degree from Maryland InstituteCollege of Art in 2012. This is a wonderfulexample of ACCE alumni willingness togive back to Hampden after attending highschool here!WITH DONATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS FROM:16 TonsAvenue Antiques/The IdealCharlotte ElliottCorner BYOBFalkenhan’s HardwareFleckenstein GalleryHanging On a WhimHoly Frijoles(continued on page 4)OPEN STUDIO TOURKICK-OFFHUGE THANKS TO:In Watermelon SugarKiss N MakeupMissi KibbelbeckNovelty HausRenew Organic SkincareStudio CThe Food MarketTrohvTwenty20 Cycling Co.
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