March 2021 Newsletter

Nominating Committee: TCNA Board Members

Crime and Safety Committee
  • Crime Update for February in Tuscany-Canterbury
  • New Major in Northern District
  • Feedback requested: Draft Baltimore City Comprehensive Public Safety Strategy

Coronavirus Updates
  • New Information about How to Get a Vaccination
  • Pratt Library Opens

Tuscany Woods - Calvert School Project

Neighborhood News
  • Salt Box Art in Neighborhood
  • Series of Neighborhood Profiles: Paul Flynn -Owner of Family Home since 1929
  • History of Wyman Park and Stony Run: Video Link by Jillian Storms
  • Dumpster: May 29 and September 4

Neighborhood Restaurant Updates 
Support Our Neighborhood Restaurants

Construction & Improvements Around the Neighborhood
  • Baltimore Country Club (Falls Road)
  • Possible Senior Living Project North Roland Park

Neighborhood Questions and Comments
  • New Recycling Containers Provided by City in the Spring
  • Survey for Proposed Maglev Train from DC to Baltimore

Sale Prices of Homes & Condos (February)

Events In and Around Tuscany Canterbury
  • May 29 Dumpster at Canterbury and Highfield
  • June 9 TCNA Annual Meeting
  • See events section for other events
Difference between March and February in Tuscany Canterbury Thanks to John Robinson, our neighborhood photographer for his great pictures.
If you are interested in serving on the Tuscany-Canterbury Board from July 2021 through June 2022 please let the Nominating Committee know. The TCNA Board currently meets every other month on the first Wednesday from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Each board member is expected to be active in one of the neighborhood committees. There are also two general neighborhood meetings each year. The board has representation from all areas of the neighborhood. The commitment is for a minimum of one year. The board and officers will be elected at the June 9, 2021 general association meeting.
Crime and Safety Committee
Paul and Maria Gallo, Co-chairs

Tuscany-Canterbury Data for February 2021

There have been NO reports of crime in Tuscany-Canterbury since February 5. A special thank you to Northern District Police and Officer Henry for supplying this useful information to TCNA each month.
Northern District: Major Donald Diehl

TCNA welcomes Donald Diehl as the new Major of Northern District and looks forward to working with him. Captain Donald Diehl has been promoted to Major of the Northern District. Prior to this appointment he served as the Captain for the Special Investigation Response Team and previously as the Captain in the Southwest District. Captain Jeffrey Shorter remains in Northern District.
Mayor Brandon M. Scott Releases Draft Comprehensive Public Safety Strategy


The Draft Violence Reduction Framework and Plan is available for review. Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback on the plan. The plan will be presented to the City Council Public Safety and Government Committee in April.

Coronavirus Information
Maryland COVID-19

New York Times March 8, 2011 "Fully vaccinated people can gather indoors in small groups without taking precautions but should continue to wear masks in public, the C.D.C. said. Vaccinated people can also get together with members of one unvaccinated household, as long as no one has a complicating health risk." Here are the full guidelines.
Maryland's Vaccine Distribution Updates

Maryland will open COVID v, March vaccine eligibility to Phase 2 in waves starting March 23, with all adults eligible by April 27.
How to Get an Appointment

More than 200 providers are now listed on, where you can search to find a vaccination clinic near you, or call 211 for assistance. Vaccinations are by appointment only and some providers may allow you to pre-register.

This is the master site. On this site you can sign up to get vaccinated at the City Health Department, the Maryland Mass Vaccination sites, neighborhood. pharmacies, and hospitals. Call 211 for assistance. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE SITE. For more information click here.

NEW: Mass Vaccination Sites
Maryland opens online registration portal for COVID mass vaccination sites. CLICK HERE

A telephone-based support line is available for residents without Internet access who require assistance finding providers and making appointments for mass vaccination sites. The COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center—available at 1-855-MDGOVAX (1-855-634-6829)—is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Other Openings and News

Enoch Pratt Libraries opens at 25% capacity

Many of you have asked when the libraries will be open. The Enoch Pratt Free Libraries have always been in operation during the pandemic, just with online borrowing, and book pickup and drop off.

Starting today, the Enoch Pratt libraries open at 25% capacity for the public. Their buildings have been closed to the public for a year. Here are the details!
Social Worker in the Library provides free one-on-one advising from a social worker, no appointment necessary. Social Worker in the Library is now virtual! Call (443) 418-3873, email, or contact any Sidewalk Service location to be connected with a social worker virtually by video or telephone. 
Neighborhood Restaurants Update

Support Our Neighborhood Restaurants -
They are OPEN!

Call or check website (listed below) for LATEST information

Amy Mutch, Neighborhood Business Liaison
This space is provided free for our neighborhood restaurants to show TCNA supports them.
443 449 6200

Open Daily
7am-11am breakfast
5pm-9pm dinner

Dine-In Service is now Open! 
Tuesday - Sunday:
11 AM - 3 PM
& 5 PM - 9 PM

Plans to open the dining room will happen when the weather is consistently warm enough that they can open outdoor dining as well.
410 366-6603

10% Discount for TCNA members continues
100 W University Parkway

Dine-In Service is Open
Tuscany Woods Project
Information from March 6 Meeting with Calvert School
 At a TCNA community Zoom meeting on March 4, 2021 Andrew Holmgren, Calvert School’s Headmaster, discussed the school’s revised development plans for the wooded property in the 2-300 block of Tuscany Road.
new one story sports facility will be constructed on part of the existing Middle School sports field. The building
  • Will be accessed from the Charles Street entrance to Calvert’s Middle School campus;
  • Will house squash courts and an indoor playing field; and
  • Will probably not be visible from Tuscany Road.

The existing Middle School sports field will be reconstructed so that it extends into the wooded property behind Castalia, Calvert’s headmaster’s house. 
  • There will be a fence around the field 

  • There will be a retaining wall, where needed, to support the field. The field, retaining wall and fence will be well inside the forest buffer zone established by the 2018 Agreement with Calvert. 

  • Calvert ‘s landscape consultants, civil engineers are advising the school on materials to use for the retaining wall and fence in order to diminish their visibility and help them blend into the forest as much as possible. 

  • Calvert will follow forest restoration requirements and try to plant replacement trees either in or near the forest buffer zone.

  • The field will be used during the school day and will not have lights or a permanent grandstand.

All access to the new building and the sports field will be from Charles Street. 
Members of the Tuscany Project Committee are enthusiastic about the changes and view the current plan as much better for the neighborhood than the original concept. The Committee is particularly pleased that the new plans will preserve more forested land.
As Calvert’s construction plans progress, updates will be included in this E-Newsletter. Once construction begins there will be a dedicated email address for questions or concerns from neighborhood residents.
Below is the drawing of the new sports facility to be built.
See more information about project. Click here
Members of the Calvert Project Committee
  • Pat Hawthorne (Gardens of Guilford)
  • Ned Lewison (Gardens of Guilford)
  • Mike Traviso (Tuscany/Lombardy)
  • Charles Brenton (Tuscany/Lombardy)
  • Lucinda Davis (Ridgemede/Ridgewood Condo)
  • Brian Weeks TCNA (Cloverhill Road)
  • Fred Lazarus. TCNA (Ridegmede Road)
  • Anne Perkins (Past Co-President TCNA)
  • Andy Parsley (Co-President TCNA)
Neighborhood News
If you have someone or something that you would like to be includedNeighborhood News, please email Amy Mutch
Salt Boxes

Tuscany-Canterbury has our own special Salt Box with a neighbor featured on it.

See article in Baltimore Magazine which highlights a local artist and her treatment of salt boxes in the city.

Preparation for Spring and Summer
BGE is trimming trees along power lines in the Cloverhill alley and throughout the neighborhood in preparation for spring and summer.
Continuing Series of Neighborhood Profiles
Paul Flynn, owner of family home since 1929
At 92 years old, longtime Tuscany Road resident Paul Flynn could be found on his roof clearing debris from his gutters, causing great anxiety to his neighbors. As a mechanical engineer, Paul prefers to repair an appliance rather than replace it with a new one. Upon visiting his home, one immediately travels back in time, eyeing all the amazing vintage appliances, such as his refrigerator and stove.  Paul is one of the few remaining original occupants of Tuscany-Canterbury, and remains the owner of the home he moved to in 1929 as a toddler, together with his four older siblings, when his family became the first residents of Tuscany Road.  Paul describes an idyllic childhood playing with other neighborhood children, despite experiencing the financial burdens experienced by most Americans during the Great Depression.  Paul's father was self-employed, and Paul recalls his coming home at lunch to listen to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 inaugural address on the radio. Paul watched most of the homes on Tuscany and Ridgemede Roads being built, and remembers developer Thomas Mullan soliciting community support for the development of the Ridgemede Apartments (now Condominiums).
After graduation from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Paul attended Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to study mechanical engineering. All three of his older brothers were serving in WW2, and Paul chose to join them. He took an aptitude test that led him to the Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois, training to be a radio, sonar, and radar operator. The announcement of “V-J Day” found Paul at the Loop in Chicago, in his Navy uniform. He recalls being showered with kisses by celebrating young women, reminiscent of the famous photograph taken in NY Times' Square. After completing his PhD at Illinois Institute of Technology, Paul enjoyed a successful career at General Electric, working in their Schenectady, New York division. 
Upon retirement, Paul returned home to care for his aging parents and has remained in his boyhood home ever since. Paul embodies that class of distinguished engineers that helped build America after World War II.  He remains devoted to the Whiting School of Engineering at JHU and is active in their alumni association as a legacy contributor. TCNA is honored to toast a genuine original in Paul Flynn. Cheers to a life well lived on Tuscany Road!
Olmsted Brothers' Vision for Wyman Park and the Stony Run Stream Valley
In case you missed the presentation last month by Jillian Storms,

Last month the Baltimore Architecture Foundation presented the history of Tuscany-Canterbury's neighborhood park and touched upon the rerouting of Stony Run and the lower gardens of The Tuscany, allowing Linkwood Road to connect to University Parkway. 

Feel free to share the link with others who would be interested! This was a FREE EVENT. Any donation, no matter how small the amount, helps support the outreach efforts of several worthwhile volunteer organizations 
Dumpster Dates
May 29th at Canterbury and Highfield

September 4th at Tuscany and Linkwood

The dumpster will be delivered in the morning and will be in place for 4 hours

UPDATES: Baltimore Country Club Property
 Land Sale
The Roland Park Community Foundation is leading an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime project to create a new urban park, called Hillside Park. It will be community-owned and open to the public, and it will be located on land along Falls Road being sold by the Baltimore Country Club.

Roland Park Community Foundation is sharing information about the new park. Hillside Park Info Zooms Start Next Week! Sign up for one of three upcoming Zoom presentations now to find out more about the vision for Hillside Park and how you can donate. The Zoom dates are March 26th, March 28th, and April 1st.  Pitch In for The Park! 
Senior Living Project roposed for North Roland Park

Baltimore Brew, March 11, 2021
To read full article CLICK HERE
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 email and we will try to answer your question or help resolve the issue.
Andy and Lu Parsley, Co-Presidents TCNA
City of Baltimore Adopts Its First Complete Streets Manual

Manual will ensure the city’s infrastructure is planned, designed and constructed to prioritize the safety, comfort, and convenience of people walking, biking, and using transit.

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Department of Transportation (BCDOT) Director Steve Sharkey announced that the City of Baltimore has adopted its first Complete Streets Manual. “The Complete Streets Manual influences the way we plan and design our transportation infrastructure to promote equity and safety for people walking, biking, and using transit,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “We are committed to providing a transportation system that accommodates all users to increase the quality of life, safety, accessibility and mobility for the residents of Baltimore City.”

The manual includes a plan and timetable for walkability, bike access, and accessibility modifications for streets, sidewalks, curb cuts, etc.
Proposed Maglev Train Routes
Public comment until April 22
Residents have a chance to voice concerns or make comments about a draft study for a superconducting magnetic levitation train proposed to run from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore (Cherry Hill station) with a stop at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. There are plans to later connect Baltimore to New York, The draft study does not look at the second leg.

City Households to Receive Free Recycling Carts!

Baltimore City Expands Recycling Access to Nearly a Quarter Million Baltimore Households in Collaboration with The Recycling Partnership and the Baltimore Civic Fund

Mayor Brandon M. Scott recently announced that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide free recycling carts to all eligible city households this spring. This is made possible in collaboration with The Recycling Partnership and the Baltimore Civic Fund. He stated, “I am pleased to work and collaborate with The Recycling Partnership and the Baltimore Civic Fund to bring equitable opportunities to recycle to Baltimore. I am committed to moving Baltimore toward zero waste. The only way we can do that is if we increase the number of households that recycle. This investment will drastically increase recycling and reduce waste in our city.” 
Sale Prices of Homes & Condos
February 2021
Thanks to TCNA board member and realtor, Julia Frazier, who provides this information for each newsletter.

Address and Sale Price
  • 3801 Canterbury Road #1003 $575,000
  • 4000 N Charles St #706. $148,000

Note:  this data represents real estate activity from February 1 to February 28, 2021 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:
More great pictures of Tuscany-Canterbury during the 2021 snow.
Tree on corner of 39th and Canterbury Road -
Making a snowman on Canterbury Road
Tuscany Road
Gate to Calvert Parking _
Events Happening In and Around

The Baltimore Museum of Art
The BMA will officially reopen to the public on Sunday, March 28.

It will be a timed-entry ticket procedure, with admission every 30 minutes for up to eight people, Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-up visitors are not permitted at this time.
BMA's Free Family Sundays at Home
Stay creative and engaged while at home with Free Family Sundays online art-making activities.

CLICK HERE for activities
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.
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)

Let us know what you like and what you would like to see here.