October 2020 Newsletter
November General Election- 3 Options
  • Vote by Mail or Use Drop off-Ballot Boxes
  • Early Vote Locations: Open from October 26 to November 2
  • November 3 Voting Locations: (see list)
  • NOTE: First English Church will NOT be a Voting Site

Coronavirus Updates
  • Useful Websites
  • Activities in Tuscany-Canterbury: Sidewalk Serenade: November 1
  • Halloween Tips
  • Free Fruit and Vegetables

Streets and Greens Committee
  • Decrease Speed on University Parkway
  • Update: MTA Proposal to Eliminate City Bus Routes
  • Monarch Caterpillars
  • Street Drains

Neighborhood News
  • John Davis Held

Construction & Improvements Around the Neighborhood
  • UPDATE: Demolition of Old Carnegie Building
  • Cross Keys

Neighborhood Questions and Comments
  • Hospital Survey
  • Next Dumpster Date: November 28
  • New Little Library
  • Leaf Collection
  • Recycling Updates

Sale Prices of Homes & Condos (September)

Neighborhood Restaurant Updates

Events In and Around Tuscany Canterbury
  • TCNA Board Meeting November 4 7PM
  • Neighborhood Dumpster: November 28
  • First Friday is Canceled for November
  • See Other Events
Fall is beautiful time to walk through Tuscany-Canterbury.

Thanks to John Robinson, our neighborhood photographer. If you have pictures that you would like to share, please send them to PresidentTCNA@gmail.com
November Election
The upcoming election is one of the most important of our lifetime, and there are important changes that you need to know. There are three different ways that you can vote. Choose the best for you.
Option 1: Vote by Mail
It is now too late to request an absentee ballot. If you requested a ballot you should have received it.

For your ballot to be counted
  • You must sign the certification statement
  • Put ballot in a secure Drop Box by November 3 by 8 PM

Don't wait. Do it today.

  • Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Museum Drive 21218
  • Hampden Elementary School 55 3608 Chestnut Avenue 21211
  • Western High School 407 4600 Falls Road 21209 

How do I know if my ballot request was received and processed?

Visit the voter look-up website to verify if your local board of elections received your request for a ballot and the status of your mail-in ballot. Link to the Voter Lookup Tool. (This tool allows you to see if your ballot has been received and counted.)
Option 2
Vote in person at an Early Voting Site
October 26 through November 2, 7AM - 8 PM
Please note: The League for People With Disabilities IS NOT an election site this year.

  • Morgan State University, Hurt Gymnasium,
1700 E. Coldspring Lane
  • Cross Country@Northwestern High School,
6900 Park Heights Avenue

Option 3
Vote in person on Election Day
November 3, 7AM - 8PM
If you are in line by 8PM, you will allowed to vote

NEAREST VOTING SITES to Tuscany Canterbury:
  • Academy of College & Exploration (ACCE), 1300 W 36th St.
  • Barclay Elementary School, 2900 Barclay St.
  • Western High School, 4600 Falls Road

You may vote at any polling location location in Baltimore City.
List of all the sites in Baltimore

Coronavirus Information
Useful Health Resources -

New Resource:

Still Good Reference Sites:

Where to get COVID-19 Test:
  • This link has a list of testing sites across the City, with details as to which need a referral, and which are walk-up.

Information about Flu and Pneumonia:
More Information about Meals for Families
Halloween - Think Twice and Be Safe in the age of COVID-19

The Baltimore City Department of Health has issued guidelines as to how to make Halloween safe.
Remember, regardless of age- traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, indoor house parties, and indoor haunted houses are not advisable during an active pandemic, and can significantly increase the chances of disease transmission!
Special things are happening in Tuscany-Canterbury during the pandemic.
November 1, 5PM
Sidewalk Serenade
The High and Wides
Corner of Tuscany and Ridgemede

The Urbaneks and Renzis invite you to next neighborhood Sidewalk Serenade, featuring The High and Wides. It will be between their two yards (301 Tuscany and 200 Ridgemede) and the hill and sidewalk across the street. There should be plenty of room for social distancing. 

The High & Wides draw on their backgrounds in bluegrass to take the music to a place of their own with inspiration from the days when old-time, rockabilly, western swing, and proto-rock'n'roll mingled in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.
Streets and Greens Committee
Rose Weeks, Chairperson
Greens Subcommittee: Bonnie Boland, Chair

Priorities for enhancing safety, environmental friendliness, and livability 

Public Transit Service Cut in Baltimore City Will Not be Implemented
Hello Community Member,
Last week we provided information about the service changes proposed by Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), and we are now reaching out to inform you of new developments to share with your members and networks. MDOT MTA recently announced that Core Bus service adjustments proposed on September 1, 2020 will not be implemented and all public hearings on that plan will be canceled.
The decision to make this adjustment is due to current ridership trends across all modes and the significant public feedback MDOT MTA received on the initial proposal. While employers continue to support telework options and customers limit their use of transit to essential travel, ridership on commuter services continues to rebound slower than expected. In the fourth week of September, ridership across all MDOT MTA transit modes was down 60% overall, with MARC down 89%, Commuter Bus down 87% and Core Local Bus down 51%.
As MDOT MTA works to meet budgetary constraints amid the fiscal impact of COVID-19, the agency will continue to prioritize transit service for core riders, especially transit dependent households. Core Local Bus and MobilityLink service will maintain current schedules, though all Express Bus Routes and LocalLinks 38 and 92 will remain suspended. Commuter Bus and MARC service will begin operating at reduced levels on November 2, 2020.
For the most up-to-date information on all MDOT MTA service during COVID-19, please visit mta.maryland.gov/coronavirus. Riders needing additional information can call the Transit Information Contact Center at (410) 539-5000.
Thank you.
MDOT MTA Office of Customer & Community Relations
(410) 539- 5000
A special thank you to the Streets Committee and everyone in Tuscany-Canterbury who made calls and wrote letters and emails to help stop these changes.
COMING: Decreased Speed Limit on University Parkway
Tuscany-Canterbury priorities include making University Parkway safer for everyone. It was requested that University Parkway's speed should decrease to 25 mph.

Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said the request has been approved and signs are being made for the change.
Monarch Caterpillar on Cloverhill Road's Milkweed
In the Spring, the TCNA newsletter talked about the importance of pollinators and butterflies
Stop by and see the caterpillars outside of 3910 Cloverhill Road
It's Important: Street Gutters

As we enter the Fall season, please remember that homeowners, condos, and apartments are responsible for the street gutters in front of their property. Please keep these gutters clear of leaves and debris to help mitigate flooding.

JHU demolition project at the
Old Carnegie Building
115 W. University Parkway (St. Martin's Drive and University Pkwy)
January 2020
October 2020
Update October 2020: The work is nearly finished. The fence will be installed only around the existing recycling operation next week with the gates to follow a week or two later. By the end of October beginning of November all work should completed. At the present time there are no plans for the site.

Questions or concerns, contact Mike Loester
443-997-4457 or loester@jhu.edu
Redevelopment plans for Village of Cross Keys move forward with planning approval

The new owners of the Village of Cross Keys cleared a key hurdle in their efforts to expand the community when Baltimore’s Planning Commission approved a City Council bill that would allow them to carry out their plans.

The planning board voted 9 to 0 at a virtual meeting to recommend that the Council pass legislation that paves the way for 350 new apartments, a grocery store, office space and other additions to the property at 5100 Falls Road in North Baltimore.

Caves Valley Partners bought the commercial assets of Cross Keys for $27 million last month and disclosed plans to invest up to $175 million over the next five to seven years to upgrade and expand the mixed-use community, which was opened in the 1960s by developer James Rouse.

Neighborhood News
Thank you - Amy Mutch has agreed to head up the TCNA Neighborhood News section. There are many awesome neighbors who do creative and significant things and interesting places to see. We will begin to feature some of these in the TCNA newsletter. If you have someone or something that you would like to be please let us know.
John Davis Held
Received an award from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art for a painting he did. 
Please, won’t you be my neighbor,” sings Fred Rogers and we all can relate to that call for kindness and civility in these crazy times . The following is the first of many such articles on one of our neighbors.  

John Davis Held, our neighbor on Ridgemede, is an artist recently honored by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, receiving an Award of Merit for his painting “The Goldfinch”, from an exhibition Fabulous Forgeries at The Troika Gallery in Easton, MD. John’s work is described by the gallery as known “for capturing atmospheric scenes,in which he has the innate ability to translate what one might see as an ordinary scene into a serene landscape of beauty and light.”

“Yes the technical ‘chops’ are required to paint a good painting,” John explains, "but it is one’s vision that brings magic to the piece.” John studied at The California Institute of Art where he was immersed in creative processes in music, theatre, and dance, as well as fine art.  

He loves living in Tuscany Canterbury, where beautiful light fills his home studio. Kirsten, John’s wife, is an invaluable member of his team, and he credits her for his success in being represented by several galleries on the East Coast.

John’s work is the perfect antidote for the chaos in our world today. Visit www.johndavisheld.com to view his artwork, and learn about John and Kirsten’s philosophy on art. In a special shout out to TCNA, they are donating all net proceeds (40% of the price from the sale of his art by neighbors) to a local restaurant of your choice until November 15,2020. For limited edition prints, please go to www.johndavisheld.com, or for original studio work, email him at johndavisheld@gmail.com.
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
TCNA received this survey dissemination request. Your input is important.
Baltimore City hospitals are committed to you and your good health. To ensure we stay connected with our community and continue to grow and provide the services you need, we regularly do a Community Health Needs Assessment. This is important to us and helps us better understand how to improve and engage with those we care for. Your voice is important to us and we ask that you please take a few minutes to complete a survey. It is completely anonymous and confidential.  It’s as simple as clicking here and answering a few short questions.
When will be the next dumpster be available in the neighborhood?

November 28
Canterbury Road between Tuscany and Highfield Roads
The dumpster will be delivered in the morning and will be here for 4 hours. A notice will be sent on November 28 when the dumpster arrives. The dumpsters in September and October were both full. Bulk items can be taken to the Sisson Street Collection Center from Monday through Saturday.
Will leaves be collected this year with the regular trash pick-up?
YES. Leaf collection season begins Monday, October 26, 2020, and will continue through Monday, January 4, 2021. The Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Solid Waste will collect bagged leaves on regularly scheduled trash collection days. Solid Waste crews will collect up to 5 bags of leaves from each address every week.
Citizens are encouraged to avoid sweeping leaves into the streets, alleys, gutters or storm drains. Leaves should be bagged and set out for collection.

The latest “little Library” addition to the neighborhood is on the south side of Stony Run Lane. There are only two in the neighborhood: this one, and one at the One World Cafe. There are others nearby in other neighborhoods and in Linkwood Park at the playground.

It's a great way to share books.
Recycling Drop Off Update
We will notify you when curbside recycling will begin again.

Nearest locations: NEW HOURS
Mergenthaler (“Mervo”) High School’s parking lot, 3500 block of Tivoly.
  • Mon, Wed, Fri, 8AM - 6PM
  • Tues, Thurs, 7AM - 6PM
2840 Sisson Street
  • Monday – Saturday, 9AM - 7PM.

Sale Prices of Homes & Condos
September 2020
Thanks to board member and realtor, Julia Frazier, who provides this information for each newsletter.

Address and Sale Price
  • 221 Ridgemede Rd. #102 $57,500 
  • 3801 Canterbury Rd #511. $166,000
  • 3801 Canterbury Rd #705. $200,000 
  • 230 Stony Run Ln #4. $375,000 

Note:  This data represents real estate activity from September 1 to September 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
Neighborhood Restaurants Updates

Support Our Neighborhood Restaurants
Thanks to Ann Bond who updates restaurant information monthly.
443 449 6200
Enjoy a meal in our newly renovated open concept American bistro. 

Boutique Bistro and Wine Bar

Menu features classic American Collections; breakfast and dinner

Full Bar, Happy Hour
In-Door & Outdoor dining
Pick up and Delivery

Visit website or call for more information on hours, specials, ordering, reservations, events
Authentic Indian restaurant menu, including Rice Specialties, Tandoori Entrees, Seafood Entrees, Chicken & Vegetable Specialties and much more

Weekend Brunch
In-Door/Outdoor Seating
Lunch Specials

Visit website or call for more information on hours, reservations, specials, ordering, pick up and delivery, event catering


Authentic Greek Food with Mediterranean Flare; Full Bar

In-door/Out-door Dining
Carry out and Pick up
Parking across the street

Visit website or call for information on hours, reservations, ordering, events, and more
Visit website or call for more information on hours, specials, ordering, etc.
410 366-6603

10% Off In-Store Purchases for TCNA Members (Except for Tobacco Products)

Liquor Sold on Sundays
Indoor dining, Prepared Foods, Grocery and Household Items, Packaged Wine, Beer, Liquor 

On-Line Ordering for Pick up
FREE Delivery

Events Happening In and Around

The Leagues of Women Voters of Baltimore City and County invite you to their online events.

Wednesday, October 28, 12:30
As director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, Dr. Mileah Kromer oversees every aspect of the Goucher Poll, including survey instrument construction, sampling, data analysis, and the development of appropriate survey methodologies. In addition, she is responsible for interviewer training and lab supervision. Dr. Kromer also teaches courses on American politics and research methods. Her research interests include public opinion, survey research methodology, and American state politics.
Tuesday, November 10, 7:00
Our featured speaker will be Professor Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University.

Professor Martha S. Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how Black Americans have shaped U.S. democracy. Her recently published book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, offers a new history of African American women’s political lives. She is also the author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, which won awards from the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association and the American Society for Legal History. A frequent writer for broader audiences, her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic and other publications. Professor Jones holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and a J.D. from the CUNY School of Law.
Community Concerts
November 15
7:30 PM
Online Concert
Visit the website for more information
Every Monday. 4-5PM
39th and Charles

Speak Up, Make A Difference on Mondays. Tuscany-Canterbury neighbor, Salli Ward will be on the corners of Charles St & 39th on Monday, 9/28 and every Monday, 4-5pm with her sign, mask and socially distant. She invites neighbors and friends to join her.

SPEAK UP ON ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT! Invite your friends to be a part of making a difference in our neighborhood, our city, our state, our county!

FINAL SNF Agora Conversations: Election 2020
October 30
Polarization, Race, and Life Beyond the Election.
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)