January 2021 Newsletter
Curbside Recycling Update: Starts Again

Neighborhood Restaurant Updates 
Support Our Neighborhood Restaurants

Coronavirus Updates
  • Vaccination Sites
  • New Information about Vaccinations
  • Useful Websites
  • Activities in Tuscany-Canterbury during Pandemic
  • Free Fruits and Vegetables

Streets and Greens Committee
  • Slow Streets Update
  • Linkwood Park Update: New Trees Planted and Dead Trees Gone

Construction & Improvements Around the Neighborhood
  • SNF Agora Institute building on Wyman Park Drive

Neighborhood Questions and Comments
  • JHU Second Semester Plan
  • Plastic Bag Ban
  • Abandoned Bikes
  • Postal Service

Sale Prices of Homes & Condos (December)

Events In and Around Tuscany Canterbury
  • Winter Zoom Neighborhood Meeting - More information next month
  • January 27, 1:00-2:30 JHU Community Virtual Forum: What You Should Know About COVID-9 Vaccines,
Tuscany-Canterbury's First Snow of the Year
Thanks to John Robinson, our neighborhood photographer. If you have pictures that you would like to share, please send them to PresidentTCNA@gmail.com

Tuscany-Canterbury's curbside recycling resumes on Thursday, January 21 (our regular recycling day).
Neighborhood News
If you have someone or something that you would like to be included, please email Amy Mutch
Neighborhood Restaurants Update

Support Our Neighborhood Restaurants

Our support is critical for our businesses to stay afloat as we look forward to the day when their doors can be wide open again for neighborhood dining and discourse! Please consider committing an evening a week to carry out dining at a TCNA eatery. 

Call or check website (listed below) for latest information
Takeout is the operative word for our local food establishments in these challenging times. We are pleased to announce all food establishments in TCNA are operational and ready to serve. In order to survive in 2021, menus, pricing, and service have been adapted to offer food that can be enjoyed at home.
Alizee Bistro reopened on January 15th offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner after partial closure for renovations. The updated space looks great, calling for TCNA socials when public health is restored. The menu is on their web site www.alizeebaltimore.com allowing both phone and online orders in cooperation with several delivery services.

The Ambassador Restaurant is offering a 20% discount on all regular price menu items and has lunch specials as well. One can go to the web site at www.ambassadordining.com to place an order or call directly. In addition, The Ambassador provides an on site delivery service for $4.99 within TCNA boundaries. 

Cypriana asks that orders be placed through their website www.cypriana.com using the online order prompt. Your meal will be brought to your car when you arrive at the restaurant; you call and provide the order number. Customers are encouraged to use this method to assure the food is enjoyed at optimum quality.

Hopkins Deli, our corner grocery store, offers alcohol, grocery items, sundries, and over the counter pharmaceuticals along with fast food service for pick up or delivery from Grubhub.com until 11pm. 10% discount for in-store purchases (except for tobacco products) for TCNA members.

One World Café, specializing in vegan offerings, accepts call in orders Wednesday through Sunday for pick up or the menu can be accessed through Grubhub.com for delivery. 

443 449 6200
410 366-6603
100 W University Parkway
Thank you, Ann Bond for coordinating all of the neighborhood restaurant information for the past 18 months. This space is supplied free to our neighborhood restaurants each month to show our support for them.

Amy Mutch has volunteered to continue the restaurant update each month.

Coronavirus Information
Maryland Updates
COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Hogan announced on January 14, 2021 that the State will be expediting its COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. Maryland will move into vaccinating Phase 1B groups this coming Monday (January 18) and 1C groups the Monday after that (January 25).
Phase 1B includes:
  • Assisted living, other congregate settings
  • Adults age 75 and older
  • Education and continuity of government

Phase 1C includes:
  • Maryland residents ages 65 to 74
  • Public health and safety workers not covered in Phase 1A
  • Essential workers in lab services
  • Food and agriculture production, manufacturing
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Public transit, and grocery stores workers

The state is directing all Maryland hospitals and county health departments to utilize their next allocations for clinics focused on elderly populations.

Marylanders who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now visit http://covidvax.maryland.gov to find a vaccination clinic near them. Due to limited initial supply, vaccinations will take place by appointment only at this time. For more information click here.
To find vaccination sites and how to make an appointment, go this website and follow the three steps.
To find daily iCovid-9 vaccine data information CLICK HERE
Useful Health Resources
More Information about Meals for Families
The pandemic didn't stop kids having fun in the snow.
Streets and Greens Committee
Rose Weeks and Brian tenSiethoff, Co-Chairs
Greens Subcommittee: Bonnie Boland, Chair

Priorities for enhancing safety, environmental friendliness, and livability 

Linkwood Park
Hazardous Trees – Gone!
New Ones Planted!
Neighbors who walk in the park along Stony Run may have noticed that two large old, very dead trees near the intersection of Linkwood and Overhill Roads have been taken down recently. Also, but not as easy to see, two new, small, frail trees have been planted close by.

For several years TCNA has been after the City to remove 3 trees in that part of the park because they were not only dead but hazardous to the many families who walk and play in the area. Travers Nelson, a neighbor on Wickford Road, and alsoFriends of Stony Run, persuaded Recreation and Parks to finally remove two of the trees. As someone remarked, the third tree was “not quite dead enough.” Anyway, we are grateful to the Recreation and Parks folks for doing a good job. Thanks!

The new trees, two chestnut oaks, were donated by Tree Baltimore and planted by volunteers. Someday they will be really big and beautiful but only if volunteers water them for the next couple of summers. Would you be interested in signing up to be part of the Tree Watering Brigade? If so, please send your contact information to presidentTCNA@gmail.com so we can call you in July or August.

Anne Perkins reporting.
Thanks to everyone who made all of this happen. A special thanks to Anne Perkins for coordinating all the work to get the trees removed and new trees planted.
Slow Streets Update

The Department of Transportation Continues Slow Streets Evaluation Phase

Preliminary findings show a need for durable barriers.

BALTIMORE, MD (January 11, 2021) –
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) has recently implemented 25 miles of Slow Streets in communities throughout the City. As a result of this traffic calming initiative, residents currently have access to 25 miles of roadway to practice safe social distancing while walking and biking, as outlined in Council Bill 20-0532. With the installation of Slow Streets in various communities across the City, BCDOT has begun a thorough evaluation of the Slow Streets program, which will help provide insight as the program moves forward.

During the evaluation phase, residents will notice short term changes to the Slow Streets program. As a result of our preliminary findings, BCDOT will remove the temporary street barriers to address ongoing community concerns and maintenance issues. BCDOT is currently working to procure upgraded barriers that will enhance the Slow Streets program. BCDOT will also reopen requests for Slow Streets installations.

The BCDOT will continue to solicit public feedback that will be used in its evaluation of the program. Residents are encouraged to provide comments by:

This evaluation is required by city legislation and will further assess the initial success of the Slow Streets program.  A formal report will be published with the evaluation findings which will help to determine the next steps of the program. The report will also include recommendations for potential traffic calming treatments that provide long-term solutions in city communities. 
BCDOT encourages all residents to provide feedback that is vital to this evaluation process and will help shape the future of Baltimore’s Slow Streets program. To provide comments or for any additional information please visit the Slow Streets webpage at: https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/slow-streets-program.

The public comment period for the Slow Streets evaluation will close on January 24, 2021.

Revised design unveiled for SNF Agora Institute building at Johns Hopkins on Wyman Park Drive
Modified plans bolster connectivity, both within the building and to nearby spaces on the Homewood campus and within the community
Established in 2017 with a $150 million gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the SNF Agora Institute is an interdisciplinary academic and public forum committed to strengthening global democracy through powerful civic engagement and informed, inclusive dialogue. It takes its name from the ancient Athenian Agora, a central space that was a hub of conversation and debate and an early manifestation of the public engagement so critical to modern democracies.

The institute's home will be located on Wyman Park Drive, a site that provides visibility, proximity to students and faculty, and accessibility for the community for events and other public forums. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021 and be completed by the summer of 2023. The building will be immersed in a forest-like landscape featuring native trees and other plant species, creating a natural wooded environment that connects to existing forested areas of Homewood campus along San Martin Drive. OLIN, an international landscape architecture firm, will oversee the landscape design.
Neighborhood Questions and Comments

If you have a neighborhood question, comment, or
issue that you cannot resolve (by calling 311 or checking the TCNA website), please email presidentTCNA@gmail.com and we will try to answer your question or help resolve the issue.

Andy and Lu Parsley, Co-Presidents TCNA
What are the plans for Johns Hopkins' Spring Semester?

Students will begin returning to campus Jan. 16, and the spring semester will begin as scheduled on Jan. 25.
Johns Hopkins University recently announced plans for the spring semester which will involve students returning to the Homewood campus. The majority of the returning students will be undergraduates who will live in dorms on campus. As part of the plans, the university has put in place guidelines to help provide expectations for how students should protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID. These guidelines can be found in the Return to Campus Guidance and should be followed to ensure the safety of the community. 
Reports of abandoned bikes on 39th Street

Issue has been solved and bikes have been removed. Thanks to local neighbors who contacted 311 and persisted in getting the bikes that been abandoned for months, removed.

If you see an abandoned bike, call 311 and then let president TCNA@gmail.com know. Thanks
What's happening with the plastic bag ban?

Plastic Bag Ban will go into effect starting July 2021.

Baltimore City's Plastic Bag Ban has been pushed back to July 2021. We will continue to work toward this date. When it comes, you will not find plastic bags in the grocery stores or any shops for your goods or food. Please be prepared to bring your own reusable bags! Businesses can charge a minimum of 5c for alternative bags (like paper or allowable plastic) but we prefer you bring your own. 

Council member Odette Ramos
What can be done to solve the problems in mail delivery?

Concerns have been received about delays in the mail delivery in both 21210 and 21218, house and condos. Prescriptions took 3 weeks to be delivered. Regular mail is backed up in the main post office and delayed getting to our local post offices.

Contact Tuscany-Canterbury's federal elected officials
(local office contact numbers:

  • Congressman John Sarbanes: (410) 832-8890
  • Senator Ben Cardin. (410) 962-4436
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen: (667) 212-4610
Sale Prices of Homes & Condos
December 2020
Thanks to board member and realtor, Julia Frazier, who provides this information for each newsletter.

Address and Sale Price
  • 3908 N Charles Street #800 $310,000
  • 3801 Canterbury Road. #1004. $650,000
  • 3801 Canterbury Road #617-619 $675,000

Note:  this data represents real estate activity from December 1 to December 30, 2020 in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood.  The information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.   
Source:  This information is gathered from BRIGHT MLS, Inc and is provided courtesy of Julia Martin Frazier of Monument Sotheby's International Realty, 4800 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210 Cell: (410) 908-1760; Office: (443)708-7074 email: julia@monumentsothebysrealty.com

Tuscany-Canterbury was decorated this holiday season. Here are some of the beautiful pictures that our neighborhood photographer, John Robinson took.
Events Happening In and Around

BMA is closed but Art-to-Go is GREAT
Free Family Sundays and Art-To-Go
The popular Free Family Sundays at Home weekly drop-in event is now a do-at-home craft project that is emailed every Friday. More than 100 downloadable Art-To-Go activities for kids are among the educator resources on the BMA’s website. 
JHU Community Forum
What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

January 27, 2021 1:00-2:30

Presented by the Urban Health Institute and Johns Hopkins Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Center for Immunization Research, Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative, and Center for Public Health and Human Rights. 

Join Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a leading scientist for the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, for a community forum to discuss what you should know about COVID-19 vaccines.

Panelists and speakers will:
  • Explain how the vaccines were developed and tested for safety and efficacy
  • Share facts, debunk myths, and provide valuable resources from a public health and community lens
  • Address community questions and concerns about the vaccine
  • We are excited to hear from community health advocates, public health experts, and scientific researchers.

To Register, CLICK HERE (Registration is required for the zoom meeting)
If you know of other events or information that you think should be included in the Tuscany-Canterbury E-newsletter, please send them to the Newsletter Coordinator. PresidentTCNA@gmail.com
Tuscany-Canterbury Neighborhood Association      
Tuscany-Canterbury is a treasure of a neighborhood. If you are not a member of the TCNA, we hope you will join. If you know someone who is not a member, send them this newsletter and ask them to join.
Officers and Board Members for July 2020 to June 2021

Co-Presidents: Andrew and Luciene Parsley  (Tuscany Road)
Vice President: Garth Thompson  (Ridgemede Road)
Past Presidents: Anne Perkins and Linda Eberhart (Tuscany Road)
Treasurer: Bill Bass (Cloverhill Road)
Secretary: Alison Moliterno   (Cloverhill Road)
Board Members:
  • Bonnie Boland (The Colonnade, Canterbury Road)
  • Ann Christopher (Tuscany Court)
  • Julia Frazier (Canterbury Road)
  • Paul and Maria Gallo  (Tuscany Court) 
  • Pat Hawthorne (Gardens of Guilford Condo, Stony Run Lane)
  • Hannah Mazo (Ridgemede Condo, Ridgemede Road)
  • Rosalyn Mansouri (Winthrop House, Charles Street )
  • Amy and Patrick Mutch (Tuscany Road
  • Jo-Ann Orlinsky (St. James, Charles Street) 
  • Brian ten Siethoff (Cloverhill Road)
  • Rose and Brian Weeks (Cloverhill Road)