February 2022 Newsletter
In this Issue
Public Safety Updates

Calvert School Project

Neighborhood News
  • Curbside Recycling - EVERY OTHER WEEK
  • Curbside Pick-up: February 17, March 3, March 17

Johns Hopkins University

Neighborhood Restaurants Updates

Home & Condo Current Sale Prices 

Events In and Around Tuscany-Canterbury
Spring is already coming to Tuscany-Canterbury.

Public Safety Committee
Paul Gallo, Committee Chair
Neighborhood Crime Statistics
Tuscany-Canterbury is one of the safest neighborhoods in Baltimore. Tuscany-Canterbury is home to 3800 people in 1700 homes, condos, and apartments.

There was 1 larceny for the first six weeks in 2022 . The larcenies in the neighborhood usually have been a theft from a car. Please remember to double check your car to make sure that it is locked.
Tuscany-Canterbury Winter Safety Suggestions

  • Check your car doors to make sure they are locked (even if you park in a condo or apartment building garage). Don't leave any valuables visible in your car.

  • Keep outdoor lights on porches and outside on condos throughout the night even if you are not home. This discourages criminals.

  • If you see something suspicious, call 911 as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Information
COVID Information
You need a better mask. It's time to upgrade to an N95 or KN95 mask.
More effective masks are easily available and are needed to protect against the highly transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19, says Johns Hopkins expert Chris Beyrer, who also discusses proper mask care and when it's time to throw your mask away.
CLICK HERE for more information
CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart are among the many U.S. retailers who are distributing free N95 masks.
High quality masks that fit closely continue to be an effective tool in controlling the spread of COVID-19. 

The three recommended types of high quality masks are N95, KN95, and KF94. These masks consist of layers of high tech filtering material that may be electrostatically charged to trap 95% of the most risky particles.
However there are now a plethora of counterfeit masks available, particularly from online retailers. These may be even less effective than a cloth mask. Approved masks have the following characteristics:

N95’s meet US standards, They have head loops not ear loops and are printed on the front with an approved manufacturer name and model, the letters NIOSH and N95 in capital letters, and TC-84A-XXXX (where X represents numbers). They do not come in children’s sizes, though those marked S/M may fit older children.

5’s meet Chinese standards, are similar to N95’s, come with ear loops and are more comfortable than N95’s. Unlike N95’s they come in smaller sizes suitable for children. Genuine KN95’s must be stamped with the name of the manufacturer and model #, and GB26262019 (or GB26262006 if not expired). The FDA has a list of approved KN95 masks and companies such as https://bonafidemasks.com are exclusive distributors of KN95 masks.

KF94’s are high quality fold-flat masks that meet Korean standards. They come in smaller sizes suitable for children. They are not stamped with text however they are individually packaged in a glossy rectangular wrapper which includes the following information: “made in Korea” the product name, manufacturer and distributer, the lot number and expiration date.

More info on mask verification including a list of counterfeits can be found at CDC.gov

Many people obtain masks online. Here are some suggestions for obtaining genuine high quality masks:

Project 95 is a nonprofit that vets and sells all types of approved masks.

Wirecutter is a product review site owned by the NY Times that has a guide for buying quality masks and a list of 12 red flags.
Current CDC guidelines recommend a maximum of 5 uses. Cleaning the masks in any way is not recommended. The masks should be discarded when visibly dirty or if the loops are no longer tight. Before reuse, masks should be stored in a dry secure paper bag for 5 days.
Current Websites for Reliable COVID Information

  • Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count CLICK HERE

Calvert School Project Update
Pat Hawthorne & Mike Travieso
Tuscany Woods Project Committee
Questions and Concerns About Any Construction Issues

  • If you have questions or concerns about any construction issue please do not call Calvert or members of the TCNA, TLCC, Gardens or Ridgemede Boards unless it is an emergency. 

  • Click below and someone from the Tuscany Project Committee will get back to you quickly.

  • From time to time when there have been many questions on the same issue the Project Committee will answer in the monthly TCNA E-Newsletter.
The 3rd Amendment to the TCNA Covenants has been finalized and signed by Calvert and the various neighborhood associations (TCNA, Gardens of Guilford, Tuscany-Lombardy Co-op, Ridgemede-Ridgewood Condos) within Tuscany-Canterbury who signed the original covenants. The 3rd Amendment is posted on the TCNA web site.
February 6, 2022

Neighborhood News

  • Questions
  • Comments
  • Messages
If you have a neighborhood question, comment, or
issue that you cannot resolve (by calling 311 or checking the TCNA website), please CLICK HERand we will try to help.

Messages from Baltimore City DPW
Temporary Curbside Recycling Schedule: Every Two Weeks
Tuscany Canterbury recycling is "Week A". Pick up days for Tuscany-Canterbury is "Week A".
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 17

You can always take recycling to the Northwest Residential Drop-off Center, 2840 Sisson Street, Monday through Saturday between 9 & 5.

Weekly general trash collections will NOT be impacted by the new recycling schedule.
Another Option For Recycling
Public-Private Partnership to Maximize Local Recycling Collection Capacity during Pandemic is open to Tuscany-Canterbury residents.

Each Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m when curbside recycling is not picked up. WIN Waste will staff and operate several recycling drop-off centers in neighborhoods not receiving curbside service. This new partnership marks the third time during the pandemic that the company, which converts everyday residential and commercial waste into renewable energy, has enhanced the City’s recycling capacity by funding and staffing community collection sites.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, 3750 Greenspring Avenue
  • Cul-de-sac in front of the building
  • William S. Baer School, 2001 N. Warwick Avenue
  • Parking lot in front of the school
  • Mergenthaler (“Mervo”) High School, 3500 Hillen Road
  • Back parking lot accessible via 3500 block of Tivoly Avenue
New Recycling Carts were delivered to Tuscany-Canterbury homes on February 10. If you did not get on new cart, do not want it, or want a smaller one, call 311 to make your request.

CLICK HERE for more information
Message from
Councilwoman Odette Ramos
Baltimore's Comprehensive Planning Process Engagement Partners Wanted
Maryland requires each jurisdiction to conduct Comprehensive Plans in response to the Census. So Baltimore will be launching this two year process in April. In the meantime, they are seeking community based organizations to join the engagement leadership team.

New Traffic Calming Policy 
Review and Comment by March 11, 2022
Traffic calming is one of the most important quality of life requests we get from all parts of our district. Currently, District 14 has the most traffic calming requests (left over from my predecessor and the huge list I added). The Department of Transportation has a new policy about how they prioritize where traffic calming will go, and who has to sign off. It is very important that all of us who care about this read through the policy and make comments. We want to ensure that our requests - from all across the district - are handled in an expedited manner. 

Johns Hopkins University
Maria Harris Tildon is the new Vice President for state and local affairs, a senior leadership role across Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine
A Baltimore native and a well-respected local and national public policy and government affairs expert, Maria will spearhead our efforts to build and strengthen the institution’s relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, policymakers, business and community leaders, and neighborhood residents, whose engagement and support are vital to our mission. Her breadth and depth of experience in working with state and local government leaders in this region, as well as her expertise in health care policy, will be invaluable as she takes on this vital institution-wide role.
Neighborhood Restaurants Updates

Support Our Restaurants in Tuscany-Cantebury

Call or check website (listed below) for LATEST information
Amy Mutch, Neighborhood Business Liaison
This space is provided free for our neighborhood restaurants.
Happy to proclaim we made it past the halfway mark of Winter 2022! As Valentine’s Day approaches please check out the websites for the TCNA restaurants that have extended themselves on a Monday!
The Ambassador will open at 4 pm on Monday (Valentine's Day) for indoor dining with a special menu designed to treat a loved one! The 25% discount will continue through the month of February for pick up or delivery. 
Cypriana will open for indoor dining officially on Thursday, February 10th and be open on Monday for Valentine’s Day. Please check the menu on the website for your classic Greek favorites as well as specials.
One World Café will continue business as usual for the month of February but they are looking forward to spring with new specials and the return of events!  
Hopkins Deli has a great selection of bubbly to toast all the wonderful people in your life on Valentine’s Day and don’t forget the 10% discount (except for tobacco products) for TCNA residents. 
Updated Hours: 
Wednesday - Sunday: 12-9
Monday: Open for Party Only

Open Valentine's Day
443 449 6200

Open Daily
7am-11am serving breakfast
5pm-9pm serving dinner
New catering menu. Can host private parties.

Wednesday to Sunday evenings
Open Valentine's Day
A casual but upscale authentic neighborhood restaurant.

410 366-6603

10% discount is extended to residents. Open EVERY DAY from 10 to 10 (including holidays until 2022) including full kitchen.
100 W University Parkway

10am-8pm Wednesday-Saturday and closes at 4pm on Sunday
Call for the menu.
Recent Sale Prices of Homes & Condos

Thanks to TCNA president and realtor, Julia Frazier, who provides this information.
Note: 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
Events Happening In and Around

The Book Thing
Browsing and Book Drop off
Sunday, Feb 13th

The Book Thing is back! (Once a month)
Sunday, February 13
9am - 4pm is the time for browsing.

Limited book donations window will be open until 2 pm only on February 13. Do not leave book donations at any other time.

See link about book donations
Ice Skating
Johns Hopkins Tennis Courts
Jan 14-Feb 27 8AM to 9:30 PM
  • Special weekly access to community on Saturdays
  • Each attendee will be required to sign up for a 90-minute skate session and complete an electronic waiver prior to arrival at the rink.
  • Free of charge
  • Skates will be provided or bring your own
  • Free hot chocolate and other concessions available
  • Located on tennis courts adjacent to North Charles Street

Special Ice Skating Themes
  • Valentine’s Skate – Saturday, February 12: bring a date for couples’ skate
  • Motown – Saturday, February 19: Groove to your favorite Motown hits
  • Disco – Saturday, February 26: Skate to some far-out Disco tunes

CLICK HERE for more information and reservations
CLICK HERE to register for Greening 101 Workshop
2021-22 SEASON

Community Concerts at Second’s 35th season

Music for All, Free to All
Register here for 2021-22 concerts you plan to attend:

  •  Feb 27, 2022 - Candlelight Concert
  •  March 20, 2022 - Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet
  •  April 3, 2022 - Candlelight Concert
  •  April 24, 2022 - Icarus Quartet
  •  May 1, 2022 - Ivalas Quartet
  •  May 15, 2022 - Wonderlic Piano Concert
  •  May 22, 2022 - Joel Fan, piano
  •  June 5, 2022 - Candlelight Concert

Community Concerts at Second will require all audience members to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks at our concerts until further notice. We ask that you arrive early to present proof of vaccination to our volunteers.

Evening Hours at the BMA

Starting Thursday, March 10
Big news! The BMA will remain open until 9 p.m. every Thursday beginning March 10. Now you'll have even more time to linger among the collection, visit ticketed exhibitions, and browse gifts at the BMA Shop. Reserve your night at the Museum starting in March.

For Families
Get craft ideas and downloadable art projects with Free Family Sundays online art-making activities. Browse the archives and sign up to receive a weekly craft in your inbox.

Mark Your Calendar
2022 TCNA Neighborhood Dumpster Dates

May 14: Location: Linkwood/Tuscany
June 11: Location: Canterbury/Highfield
Sept 17: Location: Linkwood/Tuscany
Oct 1: Location: Canterbury/Highfield

Special thanks to TCNA Board Member, Sam Park who will be coordinating with Baltimore City for this neighborhood service.
Neighborhood map
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, please Canteesend them this newsletter and ask them to join.
Don't know when to pay your dues? Reminder renewal notices for 2021-2022 are sent the month that your dues need to be renewed.
Not a member yet? Join anytime!
Officers and Board Members for July 2021 to June 2022

President: Julia Frazier (Canterbury Road)
Vice President: Garth Thompson  (Ridgemede Road)
Past Presidents: Andrew and Luciene Parsley  (Tuscany Road)
Treasurer: Bill Bass (Cloverhill Road)
Secretary: Alison Moliterno  (Cloverhill Road)

Board Members:
  • Bonnie Boland (The Colonnade, Canterbury Road)
  • Ann Christopher (Tuscany Court)
  • Josh Cohen (Cloverhill Road)
  • Linda Eberhart (Tuscany Road)
  • Paul Gallo  (Tuscany Court) 
  • Gard Jones (Tuscany-Lombardy Co-Op, Stony Run Lane)
  • Pat Hawthorne (Gardens of Guilford Condo, Stony Run Lane)
  • Nancy Lamotte (Ridgemede/Ridgewood Condo, Linkwood Road)
  • Mat Leffler-Schulman (Cloverhill Road)
  • Rosalyn Mansouri (Winthrop House, Charles Street)
  • Sam Park (Tuscany Court)
  • Amy and Patrick Mutch (Tuscany Road)
  • Jo-Ann Orlinsky (St. James, Charles Street) 
  • Brian ten Siethoff (Cloverhill Road)
  • Julie Watson (Canterbury Road)
Members of the Calvert Project Committee
  • *Pat Hawthorne (Gardens of Guilford)
  • *Mike Travieso (Tuscany/Lombardy Co-op)
  • Charles Brenton (Tuscany/Lombardy Co-op)
  • Lucinda Davis (Ridgemede/Ridgewood Condo)
  • Fred Lazarus. TCNA (Ridgemede Road)
  • Andy Parsley (TCNA Tuscany Road)
  • Julia Frazier (TCNA President, Canterbury Road)
  • Ned Lewison (Gardens of Guilford)

*Co-Chairs and points of contact with questions.
Click Here to contact the Calvert Project Committee
Special thanks to John Robinson, TCNA's neighborhood photographer for finding all the signs of Spring in February 2022.