October 2014 Last Dumpster & Major Cleanup

October 2014
A VOTE WILL TAKE PLACE AT OCTOBER 1ST BHA
GENERAL MEETING see President’s Message below.
Dear Neighbors,
Writing this mid-September, to
meet the newsletter deadline, I am
confident both the Flea Market and
House Tour were successful. I know
this because they were each a happy
coming-together of hard-working
volunteers and generous visitors,
combining a beautiful neighborhood
Beth Braun
and park with gorgeous fall weather –
BHA President
if the 10 day forecast can be believed.
How could we not have been successful? I hope you were
able to participate in one or both of them.
On another positive note: The executive committee is
pleased to announce that Doug Gorius is the new memberat-large.
Our OCTOBER 1ST BHA Meeting will feature our two local
K-8 School Principals: Mike Martin and Chad Kramer and the
election of a Nominating Committee whose job is to propose
a slate of officers from all parts of Butchers Hill for the 2015
executive committee. If you are interested in participating in
either the nominating or executive committee in 2015, feel
free to speak up at the meeting or contact me beforehand
(p.2 executive committee contact info).
The Patterson Park Master Plan Working Groups and
Steering Committee has representatives from Butchers
Hill and is making progress. The master plan update is
being developed as an
inclusive and forwardthinking vision for
Patterson Park.
(Pres. message
continued on page 3)
Last Dumpster & Major Cleanup
October 18th, 9AM-1PM
Get Ready For Winter With Leaf-Free Gutters,
Make Shoveling & Parking Much Easier!
START TODAY! Dump on the 18th when bags &
shovels will be available. Please join your neighbors
in giving Butchers Hill trash & weed-free gutters,
sidewalks, tree pits, and alleys (ESPECIALLY OUR
NEW BLUE ALLEY and curb BUMPOUTS).
When leaves build up in gutters they become
MUCK that becomes difficult to move and can
block parking. KEEP GUTTERS DEBRIS-FREE
by cleaning out regularly, and put debris in clear
or labeled plastic bags and set out ON TRASH
COLLECTION DAY. Plastic bags that are not clearly
filled with leaves or yard waste are subject to $50
fine that doubles subsequently.
NOTE: THE FINAL 2013 DUMPSTER STARTS
EARLY: 9AM-1PM – at Fairmount & Chester,
because Sat., Oct. 12th is not only BHA fall cleanup
day, but also the citywide Half-Marathon:
Half-Marathon Street Closures
October 18th 9AM-1PM**
• Fayette St. from Calvert to Gay
• Baltimore St. from Gay to Patterson Park Ave.
• Patterson Park Ave. from Baltimore to Eastern
• Eastern Ave. from Patterson Park Ave. to Linwood Ave.
**As runners finish each section, the streets will re-open.
October 2014
Monday
Sunday
5
Fells Point Fun
Festival
Moonlight
Pagoda
6
Flea Market
232 S. Patt. Park
Ave., 7PM
12
13 Land Use
LAST DAY
Pagoda Open Till Columbus Day –
City offices and
2015
sanitation yards
closed
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
3
Last HHW Days
Until Spring
2015**
4 Last HHW Days
Until Spring
2015**
1
General Meeting
2
7
Streetscape
8
COP
9
Executive
10
Audubon Bird
Watching
14
Book Club
15
Crime
Prevention
16
17
Card Club
18
Dumpster & Fall
Cleanup
25 St. Andrew
Flea Market /
BARCStoberfest
/ Audubon Bird
Watching /
Columbus Day
Parade
House Tour
Last day to
register to vote
Newsletter
Deadline
19
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22
COP
23
24
26
27
28
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Halloween
2014 Save The Dates:
Wed., Nov. 12th, 7-9PM - Shop & Schmooze is back! Come see
the wealth of talent living in and around Butchers Hill. Buy
local art while schmoozing with your friendliest neighbors.
Snacks and beverages and tons of holiday cheer provided –
it’s all happening at St. Andrew Hall, Lombard & Chester.
Sun., Dec. 7th: Holiday Potluck
BH Committees & Chairs:
BH Citizens
On Patrol
(COP)
Crime
Prevention
Executive
House Tour
Committee
Land Use
Evan Helfrich
[email protected]
410-342-2148
Carolyn Boitnott
[email protected]
410-522-4991
Beth Braun
[email protected]
Next Meeting:
Meeting 2nd & 4th Wed. of the
month, 7:30PM, at the intersection of
Patterson Park Ave. and Lombard St.
Wed., Oct. 15th, 7PM
2105 E. Baltimore St.
Meets on the third Wed. of the month
Thurs., Oct. 9th, 7PM - TBD
Sue Noonan
Tue., Oct. 7th, 7PM
[email protected]
2029 E. Pratt St.
Dee Lundelius
[email protected]
Virgil Bartram
[email protected]
410-327-4964
Mon., Oct. 13th, 7PM - Meeting at the
White House in Patterson Park
Streetscape Andrew Crummey
Tues., Oct. 7th, 7PM - 120 S. Chester St.
[email protected] Interested in affecting positive changes
in our BH neighborhood? Join us!
Fells Point Fun
Festival
11
Baltimore
Marathon
** Last HHW Until Spring
Closes Early, 9AM-5PM
2480 Sisson St., take 83 North to 28th St. EXIT,
left on Sisson St. for items that may be taken
visit baltimorecity.gov, Dept. Public Works.
Social Clubs
Book Club – Tues., Oct. 14th at 7:30PM – The
book to be discussed is “Close Your Eyes – Hold
Hands” by Chris Bohjalian.
Card Club – Fri., Oct. 17th, 7PM – Second floor
at Life of Reilly Pub, 2032 E. Fairmount Ave.
124th Columbus Day Parade
Sun., Oct. 5th, 2PM – Goes down Pratt St., ends at
Columbus Piazza. Promotioncenterforlittleitaly.
org/columbus-parade-october-5.html.
CHAP Blocks in Butchers Hill
The Land Use Committee reminds homeowners in
the 2100 and 2200 blocks of E. Baltimore St. and the
2200 block of E. Pratt St., that you live in a City historic
district. All planned exterior work, including painting,
must be submitted to CHAP and Butchers Hill. We
are happy to help with questions. Contact: Virgil
Bartram: 410-327-4964 or Commission on Historic &
Architectural Preservation (CHAP): 410-396-4866
For a new neighbor packet or more information about Baltimore’s Friendliest Neighborhood, visit www.ButchersHill.org
Butchers Hill Association General Meeting: Wed., Oct. 1st, 7PM - St. Andrew church
hall, Lombard Street entrance, Lombard & Chester Sts. Election of nominating committee; Principals from the
two K-8 schools we support - Commodore John Rodgers and Patterson Park Charter Schools: Mike Martin and
Chad Kramer AND speakers from: the new Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center at CJR, Blue
Water re our new Bumpouts, the Creative Alliance and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
(Pres. message continued from page 1)
BCRP is leading this planning effort in
partnership with the Patterson Park Steering
Committee (PPSC), Patterson Park Working
Group and Councilman Jim Kraft. Mahan
Rykiel Associates will serve as the consultant
on the planning project, and additional
work will include BCRP Forestry Division,
Baltimore City Department of Public Works,
and the University of Maryland.
One major focus of the group is a pair of
surveys. The first is an online survey, one
component of which is a mapping tool that
requires a Google account to use. If you don’t
have an account but want to contribute your
ideas to the map, please let me know – at the
meeting or by email – see page 2 executive
committee contact info. The second will be
a face-to-face survey conducted primarily
in the park over the next year. Baltimore
City Recreation and Parks (BCRP) invites all
community members around Patterson Park
to complete the ONLINE SURVEY – about your
use and priorities for the Park, see article
below. All this is to determine what park users
want. Your input is essential!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – SO YOU CAN
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS about your use and
priorities for the new Patterson Park Master
Plan – by the Nov. 1st deadline. Balt. City Rec
& Parks has an ONLINE SURVEY & MAPPING
EXERCISE with a Nov. 1st DEADLINE: www.
pattersonparkplan.weebley.com/take-a-survey.
html (Spanish: patersonparknaestro.weebly.
com/tome-la-encuesta.html). These links are
also on the Butchers Hill website. You will also
be able to sign up to receive information about
public meetings that will be held at key points
during the planning process.
Take care of yourselves and each other,
-Beth Braun
President
Flea Market & House Tour Committees Say:
- T hank You! -
Thank You to BOTH committees and all of the volunteers who
made the Butchers Hill Flea Market & Craft Fair and the Butchers
Hill House Tour so successful! Few people know how many hours
are given to make the Flea Market a “well oiled machine” and the
House Tour well publicized and homes graciously open for the
day. These events provide most of the funding that allows the
Butcher’s Hill Association to support our local K - 8 schools and
other non-profit organizations in our neighborhood.
SPECIAL THANKS needs to be given to the teachers and students
of Commodore John Rogers, and Patterson Park Public Charter
Schools for volunteering and to the band which, despite the loss
of their leader, gave the Flea Market it’s mellow vibe.
- NOTHING HAPPENS WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS! Chairs: Ray & Tori, Sue, and Dee.
Flea Market
volunteers from
Patterson Park
Public Charter
School.
From left to right:
Sade, Stephon,
Ingri, Jade,
Tamara, Arely,
Orlando, Derrick
and Jalen. Taylor is
not pictured.
Photo taken by
Adam Bradbury.
Flea Market
volunteers from
Commodore
John Rogers.
Students: Mykia,
Shapri, Treysean,
Destiny, Jasmine,
Kayla, Lashae,
Jennifer, Antoine.
Photo taken by
Tracy Petruzziello.
For newsletter questions, comments and submissions, email the Editor - [email protected]
Another Flea Market
& Ukrainian Food
Sat., Oct. 25th, 9AM-3PM – St. Andrew
Orthodox Church Fellowship Hall, entry on
Lombard St. near Castle St. Real bargains
– clothes, jewelry, household & electronic
items & more. St. Andrew is where BHA holds
it’s meetings and they consistently support
our neighborhood. Please stop by!
Vote In The 2014 GOVERNOR’S
Election on Nov. 4th
You must register to vote by October 14th:
electionmaryland.com. Early Voting: Thur.,
Oct. 23rd – Oct. 30th. Hours: 10AM-8PM.
Closest site: St. Brigid’s Parish Center, 900 S.
East Ave. 2014 Gubernatorial Election: Nov. 4th,
7AM-8PM. VOTE – make our representatives
KNOW WE CARE & GO TO THE POLLS!
Audubon Adventures
In Patterson Park
Info: 410-558-2473, [email protected]
Habitat Maintenance – Sat., Oct. 4th & Nov. 1st, 9-10:30AM For birds, bees & butterflies, by the boat lake, community service
hours for students available.
Gardening Workshop – Sat., Oct. 4th, 1-3PM – Learn practical
tips re native plants & resources to beautify our urban space for
you & beneficial wildlife.
Migratory Bird Watching Walks – Oct. 10th & 25th, Nov. 14th
& 29th, 8-9:30AM – Meet at the fountain. Experts lead these
walks and over 200 species have been sighted over the past years.
10th Annual BARCStoberfest
Sat., Oct. 25th, 11AM-4PM – In Patterson Park, 5K Run or 1-mile
Walk, for owners & their dogs! Fund raisers, vendors, vets, pet
daycare, micro-chipping, adoptable pets & more. For more info:
call 410-274-8463 or email: [email protected]
- Friends of Patterson Park -
Baltimore Marathon
Sat., Oct. 18th - Each year, the Friends of
Patterson Park supports the marathon by
hosting the mile 16 water stop on Linwood
Ave. Join in handing out water and cheer for the
runners. If you would like to help at the water
stop email [email protected] For
more information about the marathon and
road closures, visit thebaltimoremarathon.com.
15th Annual Great Halloween
Lantern Parade: Kaleidoscope!
Sat., Oct. 25th (Rain Date: 10/26) – New route, brighter lanterns
& more music! Festival starts at 3:30PM; Parade line-up starts
at the Boat Lake at 6:30PM with the finale at Pulaski Monument.
Volunteer for the coolest event in Baltimore: become a Parade
Marshal: email [email protected] We’ll train you and
you get to be in the Parade. It’s really fun, it’s a big help, and people
will sing songs about you.
Build Your Own Lantern
Sponsored by Creative Alliance (Suggested donation: $5 for one, extras are $2 each).
Sat., Oct. 11th – PPPC School, 27 N. Lakewood – three,
1 hour sessions: Noon, 1PM, and 2PM.
Sun., Oct. 12th – CA, 3134 Eastern Ave. – three, 2 hour
sessions: 10, 12:30 & 3PM.
Fri., Oct. 17th, 9PM – Adults only: CA, 3134 Eastern Ave.,
lantern making for the cocktail inclined, $14, $12 mbrs.
Sat., Oct. 25th – Pulaski Mon., Linwood & Eastern, six,
30 minute sessions: starting at 3:30PM.
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