June 2011 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council

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June 2011 (pdf) - Hampden Community Council

2historic hampden happenings • June 2011historic hampden happenings • June 2011 3HAMPDENCOMMUNITY COUNCILBOARD OF DIRECTORSHCC OfficersPresident: Adam FeuersteinVice President: Gary FigurelleSecretary: Genny DillTreasurer: Erin NuesleinBoard MembersWilliam CritzGenny DillAdam FeuersteinKat FeuersteinJay LazarHCC CONTACT INFOAdam Feuerstein, PresidentHCC, PO Box 19957Hampden, Maryland 21211hccpresident@gmail.comwww.hampdenhappenings.orgJUNE HCC MEETINGEverett NoeEd NuesleinErin NuesleinGeorge L Peters JrDavid SugarThe next HCC meeting is onMonday, June 27th.Plan to join us at 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt ParkRecreation Center on West 36th Street. Theagenda will include committee updates anddiscussions of the most important issues ofthe day for business owners and residentsof 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 19726 9The goal of Hampden Library’sSummer Reading Club is to reada book a week, earning smallincentives along the way.president’s letterNominations for July ElectionsBy Adam FeuersteinBig things are happening at the HCC. Withthe help of some of our area residents,we have secured approximately $14,000in grant funds for improvementsand a mural at Elm Park. We are alsoworking on establishing a communityfund in coordination with other areaneighborhoods and Seawall Development.At our last meeting, the Board approvedour revised bylaws. You can see thesebylaws by going to our website at www.hampdenhappenings.org.One of the big changes in the bylaws wasmoving the annual election of officersand directors to July instead of theMay meeting. As a result, we will begintaking nominations from the floor forboard and officer positions at the Maycommunity meeting. If you can not makeit to the community meeting, you canstill be nominated for a position on ourboard. Just let me know by emailing me athccpresident@gmail.com. If you let meknow by June 15th, your name will be listedwith other candidates in next month’snewsletter. If you decide after June 15th,you can still run for a position, but we willnot be able to include your information inthe newsletter. We still plan on providinga list of candidates through email and ourFacebook page.The Roosevelt Park RecreationCouncil will hold a fundraisingQuarter Auction on June 10, 2011.To run for a Board or an Officer position,you must have paid your annual dues andattended two meeting in the previous twelvemonths from the July 25th meeting. So ifyou attend the July 25th meeting then youonly have had to attend one other meetingin the last 12 months.In order to vote in these elections, you willhave had to attend three meetings in the past12 months, including the July 25th meeting.If you can not make the July 25th meeting,we will be providing absentee ballots thisyear! We know summers are hard and somepeople will not be able to make the July 25thmeeting. We want to make sure you can stillvote. If you want an absentee ballot, emailme at hccpresident@gmail.com.This is your community and we are alwayslooking for new members for the Board.Over the past year we have had greatcontributions from our Board and we areseeing some exciting involvement from ourgeneral members. We are always looking formore assistance and we welcome new Boardmembers to help make sure we are meetingthe expectations of the community. It isour goal to have a well-diversified Boardthat has the best interest of the ENTIREneighborhood. We need your help to ensurethat the voices of all community membersare heard.clean & green teamThe Clean & Green Committee ispurchasing T-shirts to be sold at significantdiscount to the GTOT volunteers and for areasonable amount to everyone else. If youare interested in picking up your “KeepHampden Clean & Green” tee, contact me atsustainablehampden@gmail.com or showup for one of our clean-ups; you can hardlyafford not to. Here’s a message from Bambiand Liz, our GTOT Coordinators:Updates: Get Trashed on Tuesday and Elm Avenue ParkBy Jay Lazar / Photo by Curt Millington“We just wanted to thank the 27 volunteerswho made our first “Get Trashed on Tuesday”of the 2011 season such a success—and so fun!We also want to thank Galen, Bridget, andthe whole crew at DOGWOOD for an amazingkick-off reception!“Our next one will be in two weeks onTUESDAY, MAY, 31st —as usual, the lastTuesday of the month. We will meet up at7pm in the usualspot in front of theRoyal Farms at thecorner of 36th andRoland to pick upbags and glovesand head out forthe clean-up hour.Then this time, wewill retire to HOLYFRIJOLES to recoupand refresh.”HCC Elm Ave Park UpdateLast month Adam wrote about the $9500PNC grant for the Elm Ave Park mural thatthe HCC won largely due to the efforts ofCurt Millington. This award follows on theheels of a $4000 Parks & People grant wonby the HCC for Elm Ave Park landscapingimprovements due to the efforts of SteveBaker. A steering committee has beenformed and recently met to ensure thecommunity is kept in the loop as the parkrenovation moves forward. Keep your eyeson the park throughout the summer as themural gets painted and mark your calendarfor two volunteer work party weekendsthis September 17/18 and 24/25. We willbe setting fence posts, breaking up sodand planting perennials, herbs and trees.For more information on the project emailsustainablehampden@gmail.com.GENIE SCHWIND, GRIREALTOR ®Roland Park4800 Roland AvenueBaltimore, MD 21211Office: (410) 889-9800Cell: (410) 615-5855Fax: (410) 889-9815Email: genie.schwind@longandfoster.com®Cover photo by Nick Hall


4historic hampden happenings • June 2011historic hampden happenings • June 2011 5Dovetail Restoration: Preservationists Handling All Aspects of Furniture RepairBy Carrie StickelAldryaA Poem by Montaze Sykes / Photo by Darren SmithIf you venture a few blocks south of theAvenue, you will find an unassumingwarehouse filled with craftsmen andartisans at 3200 Falls Cliff Road. ToddEmmons, owner of Dovetail Restoration,along with two staff members, MikeGuillen and Joe Witkowski, and one shopdog, Maizie, are restoring family heirloomsas well as creating new pieces in theircorner of Hampden.No matter what theirtask, they take pride insticking to the traditionaltechniques of their trade.Todd started working with antiques alongwith his mother, Bunny Emmons, inTowson about 20 years ago. Bunny had asmall client base that grew over the years,and Todd picked up woodworking skillsalong the way from colleagues, seminars,practice, and working with an antiquedealer in Butler, Maryland. As the businessgrew, Bunny retired and Todd needed abigger space, so Dovetail set up shop in2400 square feet on Falls Cliff Road in1997. Bunny retired in 2001, and Toddcontinued on the tradition.Named for a type of joinery, DovetailRestoration specializes in antiques andcustom-made single pieces (like a stunningbackgammon and checkers gaming table),as well as handles upholstery, metal work,leather desktop service, and more. Dovetailhas also worked on many unusual projects,including the restoration of floor modelcaskets, a totem pole, and a phone booth.No matter what their task, they take pridein sticking to the traditional techniquesof their trade, while also incorporatingnew technology where appropriate. Thisattention to detail and history has led themto work with many individuals in the areawhose family treasures they want to helprestore to original beauty and usefulness.In addition, they often work with auctionhouses, antique dealers, and localmuseums.Do you have a treasured piece that needsrepair? Check out Dovetail’s exquisitework on www.dovetailrestoration.comor on Facebook to see their craftsmanshipfor yourself.If you’re in the market for DovetailRestoration’s services, you might alsobe interested in their neighbors: Slava’sCustom Furniture and Design, Inc.; JimBrewster’s Presentations (carving, gilding,picture frame conservation); Roland S.Phillips’ Baltimore Metal Crafters; JeffreySpriner’s Custom Made Railroads; andEdward Milburn’s Studio Gilders.Montaze Sykes is a senior at Independence School Local 1, and is currently interning at Enoch Pratt Main Library.There’s laughter in the forestA shadow appears on the groundLight dapples the meadow thenShe appears from the shadowsFrom the trees quiet and observingGraceful, tall, beautiful, intelligentHer people are indigenous to the landShe is on a journey to find her-selfBehind her runs a tyrant tryingTo abuse her, she runs swiftlyLike a deer she hears the laughterOf her sisters coming from deep inThe forest she runs faster and fasterSoon he caught her she fights like aMountain cat strong and ferociousShe breaks away running swiftly againShe comes to a 10 foot cliff below sparklingWater lies two ways appear before herThe path to the bottom or a straight jumpShe hears his heavy breath behind her sheMakes her decision she jumps like an arrowShot into the cool waters, she looks upHe jumps too but hit his head upon rockAgain she hears her sisters she swimsUpon the shoreline when she’s off againSwift and agile like the deer, like a shadowIn the wood now she hears her sisters singingIn front of her through the green she sees lightShe runs toward to light faster, faster thenBoom! She is now in a meadow front of herThere her sisters stand waiting, they smileAndOnceAgainLaughterFillsTheForestAir.Dimitri’s Tavern• Friendly tavernatmosphere!• Voted No. 1karaoke bar inBaltimore by theCity Paper• Package goods• Open seven daysDimitri’s Tavern3820 Falls RoadBaltimore 21211Call 410-889-9545“Where Good Friends Meet”Since 1973


8historic hampden happenings • June 2011historic hampden happenings • June 2011 9Upcoming Events at the Hampden Family CenterBy Lisa GhingerLive Music, Food and Activities at Roland Water TowerBy Carrie StickelRoosevelt Park Rec CouncilBy Lisa Meyers / Photo by Nathalie ConeThe Family Center is deeply saddened bythe passing of Governor William DonaldSchaefer. The Governor served on the Boardof Directors from 1991-2001 and continuedas an honorary member until 2007.Governor Schaefer was a very active memberof the board who participated in many ofour program celebrations. The Governorawarded certificates of accomplishmentto GED students who completed theircoursework. After strongly suggesting theFamily Center’s children participate in a“create your own” Easter bonnet contest,the Governor enthusiastically offered toserve as the judge. The Family Center wasvery fortunate and grateful to have a strongadvocate for both the Hampden FamilyCenter and the Hampden community.The Family Center extends a heartfeltthank you to all merchants, businesses andindividuals who generously donated to ourfundraiser Hats Off To Hampden FamilyCenter The event was a huge success andwould have been impossible without yourgenerous support!Summer is fast approaching with it a rosterof activities at the Family Center:Story TimeNew time: 1:00 pm on Thursdays. Children24 months or older and their caregiversenjoy reading together and fun activities.Senior LuncheonJune 10th at 11:00 am. Feast on a “homecooked” meal and participate in a fun filledactivity. Space is limited, so please call thecenter at 410-467-8710 to register.Summer Enrichment ProgramChildren in 1st through 6th grade will enjoya fun filled summer with art and crafts,recreational activities and fieldtrips tolocal landmarks throughout Baltimore.This eight week program begins June 20thand ends August 12th. Hours of operationare 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Space is limited,so stop by the center to register or call 410-467-8710 and speak with Meghan Collinsfor more information.Hampden Family Center1104 West 36th StreetBaltimore, MD 21211410.467.8710The Roland WaterTower is a gatewaylandmark anchoringthe neighborhoods ofRoland Park, Hampden,Medfield, Hoes Heightsand Rolden. Located atthe corner of RolandAvenue and W. UniversityParkway, it was built in1905 to provide waterto Hampden and otherneighborhoods in thevicinity and performedthat service until 1930.Standing on one of thehighest points of thecity in a grassy square,the tower is an ornatestructure of buff brickand terra cotta with sculpted stone features. Itsgreen tile roof rests atop an ornate belvederewhich affords sweeping views of the city.Years of neglect have left the tower in a stateof disrepair: The internal water tank andsurrounding stairs are heavily rusted; theterra cotta exterior is beginning to comeloose; and pigeons have taken up residencein the upper galleries.The Friends of The Roland Water Towerand Greater Roland Park Master PlanningCommittee are committed to stabilizingand restoring the tower and beautifying thesurrounding green space.Please visit the Roland Water Tower onSaturday, June 4th from noon to 3 pm toenjoy live music, food, and activities forkids. See you there!The Roosevelt Park Recreation Council willhold a fundraising Quarter Auction on June10, 2011. Doors will open at 6 pm and theauction will start at 7 pm.The vendors will be Celebrating Home,Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef andSandy’s Bargain Center. We will have greatgifts for dad, including a raffle for O’stickets! Hope to see you there!D & J Auto Care, Inc.1100 West 41st StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21211Serving your community for 40 yearsALL WORK GUARANTEEDGENERAL REPAIRS & MAINTENANCEFour-Wheel Alignment SpecialistsCOLLISION REPAIRS & SUSPENSIONYou bend’em!We mend’em!Call 410-889-6536 (Fax 410-889-4564)


10historic hampden happenings • June 2011historic hampden happenings • June 2011 11Mayor Rawlings-Blake Signs Green and Healthy Homes Initiative CompactMayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joinedregional and national advocates for healthy,safe and energy efficient households in thesigning of the Green and Healthy HomesInitiative Compact for the City of Baltimore.The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative(GHHI) is designed as a comprehensiveapproach to offer integrated health, safety,lead hazard reduction, energy efficiency,and weatherization interventions in lowto moderate income homes. GHHI wasdesigned by the National Coalition to EndChildhood Lead Poisoning (Coalition) withsupport from the Council on Foundationsto lead engagement with the White HouseOffice of Recovery Implementation andother federal agencies efforts to align healthyhomes with the increased investment inenergy efficiency and weatherization.“With the signing of the Compact, BaltimoreCity is making a commitment to makingour communities healthier, safer and moreenergy efficient,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “This is a strong partnershipbetween the public, private and non-profitsectors that cements Baltimore’s place as anational leader in the Green and HealthyHomes movement.”Over the next two years, the city andits partners will work to providecomprehensive energy efficiency, health,and safety upgrades in 450 homes. Thebenefits to Baltimore residents will include:• Decreased energy bills;• Decreased water bills;• Better health and less money spent ondoctor and emergency room visits due toasthma, lead poisoning and other homebased health and safety hazards;• Fewer days missed from work and schooldue to illness;• Increased property values andmarketability as homes are improved,and;• New job and skills training opportunitiesin the city’s construction sector.“Baltimore is fortunate to have sucha strong cross-sector partnership inGHHI that will improve the quality oflife and housing for kids and families,”said Scot E. Spencer, Associate Directorfor Advocacy and Influence at the AnnieE. Casey Foundation. “We hope, that asa part of a national movement, GHHIwill demonstrate the potential to createmore efficient use of resources, improvecommunity health and showcase the powerof collaboration for long-term change.”GHHI is an opportunity for philanthropy tocollaborate with the city to leverage collectiveresources to improve the health and wellbeingof Baltimore residents. Accordingto Tom Wilcox, the Baltimore CommunityFoundation’s president and CEO, “We mustensure that all of our children grow up insafe, healthy homes. We now have a roadmap to begin doing just that.”For more information, visit http://www.greenandhealthyhomes.org.COMMERCIALRESIDENTIALBaltimore Free Farm Movie PremiereBy Billy ThomasBaltimore Free Farm is hosting a movie premiere in our eventhall: June 4th screenings at 1pm & 5pm; June 5th screenings1pm & 5pm. This event is to raise awareness in Baltimore aboutbee stewardship and it is a documentary film on the honey beecrisis and colony collapse disorder. Baltimore Honey is putting theevent on at the Baltimore Free Farm Sustainability Center at 3510Ash Street Baltimore MD 21211. This space is adjacent to the AshStreet Community Garden. The suggested donation is $5.00 andconcessions will be available.This is a fundraiser for wood needed to construct honeybee hiveswhich will be set up across the city along with the dozens of hives thatBaltimore Honey is already managing. There will also be an exclusivetasting of natural raw honey (B’More Hon E) harvested last year fromhives here in Baltimore! Thanks and hope to see you at the premiere!Rec. & Parks Outdoor Concert SeasonPhoto by Bruno BollaertAll summer long, jazz concerts sponsored by Rec & Parks willbe held Wednesday evenings at Druid Hill Park from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. The concerts run on the first Wednesday of every month fromJune 1 to Sept. 7. On the first Thursday of every month concerts willbe held at Mount Vernon Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. fromMay 5 to Oct. 6. For more information and the complete schedule,call 410-396-7459 or visit baltimorecity.gov.410-235-8528 | 410-977-2928330 West 27th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211Joe LaRicci, Owner/Contractor, MHIC# 26826Flat Roof Specialists • New Roofing • Re-Roofing • Repairs • Fiberglass ShinglesSlate Repairs • Hot Asphalt • Rubber Roofs • Siding & Sprouting • Seamless GuttersFREE ESTIMATES • LICENSED • BONDED • INSUREDASK ABOUT OUR WRITTEN WARRANTY


BE HEARDJOIN NOWIF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF HAMPDEN, please consider joining theHampden Community Council. The HCC is a voice for everyone inHampden–homeowners, businesses, teenagers, seniors, new-comersand old-timers. The more members we have the farther your voice canreach. Your membership fee supports our newsletter and improves ourcommunity 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, MarylandHCC MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATIONName(s)Street Address ZipPhone Fax EmailBusiness 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)ZoningReligious OutreachMembershipEducationHampden Home OfficeNewsletter DistributionClean & GreenFund RaisingPlease fill out this application and mail it, along with your check to:Hampden Community CouncilATTN: MEMBERSHIPPO Box 19957Baltimore, MD 21211Individual ($10)Family ($15) Business ($25) $ Additional DonationAdd 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.street trees for hampdenThe Clean & Green Team of the Hampden Community Council wants to help you get a tree in frontof your home! We are working with organizations that provide technical assistance and funding forcommunity greening projects. We have planted many street trees in Hampden since 2005 and want toplant more!We still need to hear from as many residents as possible who would like to have a tree, so that we canorganize future plantings. Fill out the form below if you would like to be on the list for a tree, and askyour neighbors to sign up, too! Trees are not guaranteed to everyne who applies...your site must firstbe inspected by Miss Uility to ensure you have a safe and proper space for a tree.Note: If you are a renter, your landlord must sign the tree request form.street tree request formI, the undersigned, agree to help create a tree pit (if needed), plant, water, mulch, and maintain myneighborhood Street Tree. I understand that some locations may not be suitable for Street Trees dueto utilities, signs, handicap ramps, or width of sidewalk. The Forestry Division of the Baltimore CityDepartment of Recreation & Parks shall make final determinations of suitable Street Tree locationsand species. The Street Trees, once planted, will be the property of the City of Baltimore inaccordance with City Code 1879, Article 47.Do you have an exiting Tree Pit? Yes NoName ________________________________________________________Street Address _________________________________________________Phone _________________________ Email__________________________Signature_______________________________ Date _____/______/_____Mail to: Street Trees for Hampden, PO Box 19957, Baltimore, MD 21211or email to SustainableHampden@gmail.com

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