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TREE PLANTING IN MIDTOWN
Volunteers Needed!

Tree Stewards in all four Midtown neighborhoods are looking for volunteers to assist in tree planting.   Please contact our volunteer coordinator Jessica Blackwell to sign up to help us green our communities. Planting dates are: 
  • Nov 10 - Mt Vernon Square and Maple Leaf Park bulb planting
  • Nov 17 - Trees: Charles North (AM) Madison Park (PM)  
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Public Works Impostors Warning

Baltimore City Department of Public Works advises citizens to beware of possible Public Works impostors. These individuals pose as Department of Public Works employees and attempt to gain access to your home.

 

Department of Public Works employees are NOT authorized to enter your home without your permission. They wear a uniform and have photo ID. ALWAYS ask to see a Baltimore City employee's identification card which includes a photograph prior to allowing them to enter your home.

 

Please report any and all suspicious activity to the Police by calling 911.  

Winter Solstice Celebration at First Unitarian Church 

Fri., Dec. 21, 7pm 

Corner of Charles and Franklin.

Free and open to the public.

This annual ritual

includes songs,

poetry, drama, 

symbolic

extinguishing

of the old year's fire

and lighting of the

new

turning the

Wheel of the Year,

giving thanks for

seasonal blessings, cherishing the

Halcyon Days

blessing the newborn babes

and tasting seasonal sweets

Additional information: solstice@firstunitarian.net or Pat Montley 410-252-6074.

 

AROUND MIDTOWN
Published by the Midtown Community Benefits District 
November 2012 

Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt on Sale Now

 

The Midtown Community Benefits District is once again making slip available for purchase an environmentally friendly ice-melt product.  Stock up now before the ice and snow storms hit.

Call us at 410 528-1512 Ext. 210, or email to admin@midtowncommunity.org to place your order.

 

The ice-melt pellets are available in 25 pound buckets for $16.00. If you have a bucket from prior years you can purchase a refill for $15.00.  The ice-melt is also in 50 pound bags for $25.00.  We will deliver the ice-melt at no charge within the district.

 

Magnesium chloride is a very effective substitute for other kinds of salt. It is a naturally occurring mineral in sea-water, and is the least harmful melt product for tress and grass.


DID YOU KNOW?

The Midtown Community Benefits District Clean Team empties 115 corner litter baskets seven days per week.

We clean the 175 blocks of Midtown five days per week.

The Clean Team also responded to 53 service requests in October.
 
Choice Neighborhoods 
City Holiday - Veterans Day (observed)

 

 Veterans Day is a City holiday, Department of Public Works' offices and yards will be CLOSED, Monday, November 12, 2012, a holiday.

This is NOT a regularly scheduled trash or recycling day.

  • Leaf collections will NOT be scheduled for November 12th. 
  •  NO BULK TRASH collections are scheduled. 
  • Street sweeping will NOT take place.
  • Citizen drop-off centers WILL BE CLOSED (all yards including Quarantine Road Landfill, the Northwest Transfer Station and the Eastern, Western and Northwest Collections Facilities).
  •  Parking meters will be in effect.


Holiday Gift Drive for CASA of Baltimore, Inc

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASAs, are volunteers providing support to and advocacy for youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.   

 

The children that CASA serves may not find the holiday time filled with friends, family and love.  This is why we are asking for your help. Please consider helping us with donations of gifts and/or gift certificates or by making a financial contribution so that staff can purchase what is needed for the upcoming holidays for CASA children.  Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated. 

 

Gifts may be left in our donation box at the office of the Midtown Community Benefits District, 1221 N. Calvert St.

 

Contact us 410-244-1465 or  sburger@casabalt.org to let us know if you can help!  You may also visit to our website: www.casabalt.org 

Thank you in advance for your generosity  to our children. 

THE MIDTOWN COMMUNITY BENEFITS DISTRICT IS A CITIZEN-RUN NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCACY AND IMPROVEMENT GROUP AUTHORIZED BY LAW IN 1996 TO PROVIDE SECURITY AND SANITATION SERVICES ALONG WITH PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR FOUR COMMUNITIES: BOLTON HILL, CHARLES NORTH, MADISON PARK AND MOUNT VERNON. IT IS FUNDED BY A TAXPAYER-APPROVED PROPERTY TAX SURCHARGE. MIDTOWN WAS CREATED BY VOTER REFERENDUM IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS STRONGER, BETTER PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK

 

Peter Merles, Executive Director
Midtown Community Benefits District
410 528-1512
MidtownBaltimore.Org
info@midtowncommunity.org