Spring (April and May)
2021 Newsletter
In this Issue

  • May 29 Dumpster at Canterbury and Highfield
  • June 9 TCNA Virtual Annual Meeting
s Issue
Recommendations for 2021-2022 TCNA Board Members and Officers

Latest Coronavirus Information
  • Virtual Question and Answer Forum about COVID-19, May 10
  • Where to Get a Vaccine

Neighborhood Committees
  • Crime and Safety Committee: New Way to File Police Report
  • Streets Committee: Update about University Parkway
  • Greens Committee: What's Happening

Neighborhood News
  • Neighborhood Profile: Cindy and Sue Novak, Co-Owners of One World Cafe
  • Mary Pat Clarke's Retirement Celebration Postponed
  • Damage to Stony Run Pedestrian Bridge at Linkwood & Stoney Ford Lane
  • Upcoming Neighborhood Dumpster Dates

TCNA Questions, Answers, Comments
  • Changes for MT Bus Service
  • What do we need to know about cicadas? The Cicada Safari: Tracking Brood X Emergence In An Ap
  • Message from Councilwoman Odette Ramos: Updated Mask Mandate 
  • Residential Permit Parking Update

Calvert School Information
  • Tuscany Project Committee Update: Landscape and Storm Water Reports
  • Calvert Closing Dates

Area Construction Updates
  • Progress on Greenmount Avenue
  • Hillside Park

Information from Johns Hopkins University
  • Plans for 2021-2022 School Year
  • In-Person Commencement Plans for Homewood Field
  • Johns Hopkins Commits to $15 Minimum Aage for All Employees

Neighborhood Restaurants Specials

Home & Condo Sale Prices (March and April)

Events In and Around Tuscany Canterbury
Thanks to John Robinson, our neighborhood photographer for his great pictures.
Winthrop House Condominium
Highfield Road
Warrington Condominium
TUSCANY CANTERBURY Nominating Committee Report
The TCNA Nominating Committee recommends the following slate of officers and board member for July 2021 to June 2022. The names in bold print are new to the board or a new officer. A vote will be taken at the June 9, 2021 TCNA General Meeting (by zoom). More information about the new board members will be provided in the June E-newsletter. Nominating Committee members are Lu Parsley, Ann Christopher, Linda Eberhart, Allison Moliterno, Jo-Ann Orlinsky.
Nominations Committee Recommendations for 2021-2022

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)
  • Emily and Matt Liffler-Schulmann (Cloverhill Road)
  • Rosalyn Mansouri (Winthrop House, Charles Street)
  • Sam Park (Tuscany Court)
  • Amy and Patrick Mutch (Tuscany Road)
  • Anne Perkins (Tuscany Road)
  • Jo-Ann Orlinsky (St. James, Charles Street) 
  • Brian ten Siethoff (Cloverhill Road)

A special thank you for the board members who will not be serving on the board next year - Maria Gallo, Brian Weeks, Rose Reis, Hannah Mazo.
TCNA President 2021-2022
Julia Frazier

Julia Martin Frazier made Baltimore her home in 1996, when she relocated here to pursue a graduate degree in Harp Performance at the Peabody Institute of JHU, after completing degrees in Art History and Harp Performance at Oberlin College. After many fulfilling years of performing with local professional orchestras, playing for High Tea at The Ritz Carlton and Willard hotels in Washington DC, and organizing local chamber music series, Julia made a shift to selling residential real estate. She is happily affiliated with Monument Sotheby's International Realty, and has found her passion helping clients buy and sell homes within the Baltimore area, which she can't imagine ever leaving. 

Julia has served on the TCNA board for the last 4 years, and is currently the Chair of the Calvert Liaison Committee. She is excited for the opportunity to take the reins as president, and would love to deepen her commitment to her beloved neighborhood. Julia believes that strong neighborhoods make even stronger wider communities, and is honored to be considered as a candidate to lead such a vibrant and dedicated board. With its historic and beautiful architecture, diverse and interesting residents, Julia believes Tuscany Canterbury is without a doubt, the best neighborhood in Baltimore City!

Julia has lived on Canterbury Road since the Spring of 2014, when she moved here with her husband Steve, sons Oscar (12) and Simon (9), and their Airedale Terrier, Flossie. Ivy the Airedale now keeps watch at the front door and back gate, welcoming visitors, and bringing smiles to the many who come to call.

Coronavirus Information
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

M&T Bank Stadium has availability for walk ups (no appointment needed) from 10am-2pm each day.

Links to make your appointments. 
  • Baltimore City Health Department link is here.
  • Convention Center and M&T Bank here.
  • Medstar here

You can also call Maryland Access Point (MAP) at (410) 396-2273 or Maryland's Vaccine Support Center at (855) 634-6829.
Maryland COVID cases, vaccinations and other metrics

Crime and Safety Committee
Paul and Marie Gallo, Co-Chairs

Tuscany-Canterbury Crime Data
March and April 2021

There have been NO reports of crime in Tuscany-Canterbury in the past 28 days and a total of 4 larcenies since the beginning of 2021. No change since the last report in February. For the first four months in 2020, there were 8 crimes compared to 4 in 2021.

A special thank you to Northern District Police and Officer Henry for supplying this useful information to TCNA each month.

NEW: Filing Police Reports Can Be Done Online

The Baltimore Police Department has a new system to file police reports online. This is for minor infractions that are not emergency situations. This will save substantial amount of time on your end, so you don't have to wait for the police.

 If you answer "No" to all of the questions below, you CAN file your report using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System.

  1. Is this an emergency?
  2. Are there any known suspects?
  3. Are there any witnesses who observed the incident or who could provide information leading to the identity of the suspect?
  4. Is the crime in progress?
  5. Has the incident already been reported to police by phone or in person?
  6. Did the incident occur less than 30 minutes ago?
  7. Did the incident occur outside of Baltimore City?
  8. Is there any evidence or fingerprints for police to collect?
  9. Is the incident a hate or bias crime? (A hate or bias crime is an act that appears to be motivated or is perceived by the victim to be motivated all or in part by race, color, religious beliefs, national origin, ethnic background, sexual orientation or disability.)
  10. Did the incident occur on a state freeway?

You can still call 911 or visit Northern District Police Station to file a police report.
Streets and Greens Committees

Brian ten Siethoff, Street Chair
Bonnie Boland, Green Chair
University Parkway Updates
Report from TCNA Street Committee
Chairperson: Brian ten Siethoff, at btensiethoff@gmail.com
University Parkway has evolved quit a bit over its long history, and more changes may be coming soon. Members of TCNA’s Streets and Greens Committee are working with our neighbors in Oakenshawe, Charles Village, Guilford, and Wyman Park to create a new long-term vision for University Parkway. This vision will take into account the needs of the communities along University Parkway, the diverse set of people who travel to, from, across, and along University Parkway, and the institutions and businesses that depend on University Parkway so that employees, visitors, and freight shipments can move in and out of the area each day.

More than 113 years ago, the Roland Park Company converted Merryman Lane into University Parkway, complete with two streetcar tracks, to connect Roland Park home buyers to their jobs in downtown Baltimore. About 60 years ago, when the Number 29 Streetcar stopped running, University Parkway was widened to allow cars and trucks to travel at higher speeds through our neighborhood on their way to northern suburbs.
Today, University Parkway is as much a barrier as it is a connector. Three wide lanes in each direction form a 100-foot expanse of pavement from curb to curb, signaling to drivers: “this is a high-speed thoroughfare,” and threatening seniors, families pushing strollers, bus riders, people in wheelchairs, hospital workers, and JHU faculty, staff, and students. For all but the most daring and experienced, it feels unsafe to travel by bike or scooter. The “Parkway” designation even seems like a misnomer today given the lack of street trees and green space, particularly along the stretch from Calvert Street to 39th Street.
The “quick build” traffic calming project that Baltimore City Department of Transportation installed on University Parkway between 39th and 40th Streets in the Spring of 2020 has slowed traffic, made the shortened crosswalk between the Carlyle Apartments and Tudor Arms Avenue more visible, and created safer spaces for people walking and biking along University Parkway. In 2021, the City plans to repave University Parkway from Charles Street to 39th Street. The City notified TCNA that they might make modest improvements to pavement markings and crosswalks as part of the routine maintenance project, but there isn’t room in the budget this year for more substantial changes.
The quick build project and the forthcoming pavement maintenance made members of TCNA’s Streets and Greens Committee wonder if we should think bigger about what could be done to improve University Parkway over the longer term. We’ve been encouraged by our Baltimore City Council Member, Odette Ramos, to form a coalition of neighbors, businesses, and institutions to advance a shared vision, and we’ve submitted an application to the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) for support.
Watch this space! We’ll provide updates as the University Parkway visioning effort unfolds. We’re thinking about the best ways to engage a diverse range of stakeholders during the COVID pandemic. Meanwhile, if you have questions, or if you’re interested in volunteering with TCNA’s Streets and Greens Committee, feel free to reach out to the new committee chair, Brian ten Siethoff, at btensiethoff@gmail.com.
Greens Committee Report
Chair, Bonnie Boland
The Greens Committee has 9 members now and will have an organizational meeting of all the volunteers for their ideas and input for Monday, May 10 via Zoom at 7:00 pm. IF you are interested in the committee, CLICK HERE

There are a number of issues that the Greens Committee will be addressing.
  • Current maintenance of TCNA gardens
  • Continue survey of tree stumps that need removal, and check with adjacent homeowners to see if they are ok with removal if we can get a “universal” request into the City.
  • Possibly do same sort of survey for street trees in need of pruning/maintenance/removal.
  • Continue planting new trees

Neighborhood News
Continuing Series of Neighborhood Profiles:
Cindy and Sue Novak, Co-Owners of One World Cafe
Cindy and Sue Novak are sisters and co-owners of One World Café (100 W. University Pkwy) since 2005. The sisters were raised in the neighborhood of Gardenville in Baltimore City. Sue started as the chef in 2000 when Isabelle Curry had the vision of transforming a pharmacy into a vegetarian restaurant, the first in Baltimore. Health promotion through food was taking root. Sue helped design and build out the space and Cindy followed two years later and never looked back! 

To begin with Cindy loves the neighborhood and all aspects of running a business. Saying that after a horrendous year speaks volumes to her commitment. The desire to bring back employees is foremost in her mind as they reduced from thirty-two to four with some having worked for twenty years. Strong relationships with employees, neighbors, customers, and farmers are expressed with such enthusiasm that one can’t help but cheer on their recovery. Cindy has added organic fresh produce to sell and visits the farms in Maryland herself to collect product to bring into the city. A list of the farms represented currently is provided below but will continue to expand as harvests permit. Look for strawberries and blueberries soon. Cindy loves to praise her sister’s culinary talents boasting that she can take any four vegetables and create a dish “to die for”. Pescatarians will find tuna on the menu and vegan dishes are plentiful to accommodate dietary preferences. The creativity is not only expressed in the food but fun gatherings that include: trivia night, music BINGO, wine/beer tastings, and pierogi feasts! 

Multiple offers to franchise have been declined in the past for the obvious reason that it is all too personal for them as owners. The Coronavirus has brought us and the world to our knees in many ways but recovery and health promotion is being realized daily and One World Café exemplifies that path to wellness. 

Current hours of operations are Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-6pm but expanded service is anticipated in the near future. The list of farms as follows:  

Misty Creek Farm
Daily Crisis Farm
Rousedale Farm
Springfield Farm
Deep Creek Lavender Farm

If you have someone or something that you would like to be included in the Neighborhood Profiles, please email Amy Mutch

Stony Run Pedestrian Bridge Damaged and Now Repaired
Bricks falling the roof of the Carlyle on April 28 made holes and damaged the bridge at Linkwood and Stoney Ford Road. This bridge is used by hundreds of walkers and joggers throughout the day. These large holes that were created by the bricks made the bridge dangerous to use.

Thanks to everyone who took immediate action in the very early morning and no additional damage resulted and repairs were made immediately. Councilwoman Odette Ramos, TCNA, and others from Wyman Park made calls and followed up to make sure the bridge was safe to use. Within 4 hours the bridge was safe to use!

  • Parks and Recreation acted quickly and installed temporary boards on the 28th.
  • Permits office went out to check on the roofing permit
  • The management and executive offices of the Carlyle were contacted to determine the cause of the problem.
  • Eventually, new and composite boards should be installed to match the existing ones.
Mary Pat's Retirement Celebration

Last December, Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke retired after 45 years of public service. A thank you celebration was planned for June 22 (Mary Pat's birthday). The celebration is being postponed as we want to be extremely cautious about planning a gathering for several hundred people during this time.
Mary Pat still lives on Cloverhill and has the same phone number. Her new email is marypat.clarke@outlook.com.
Neighborhood Dumpster Dates

May 29 at Canterbury and Highfield

September 4 at Tuscany & Linkwood.

The dumpster will be delivered in the morning and will be in place for 4 hours. No specific delivery time can be confirmed by the City.
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 presidentTCNA@gmail.com and we will try to answer your question or help resolve the issue.
Andy and Lu Parsley, Co-Presidents TCNA
Will there be changes on the MTA bus service this year?

MDOT MTA recently announced a service change proposal scheduled to go into effect in August 2021. The proposed changes are strategic service adjustments to select Local Bus routes to match service with ridership demand as Maryland's economy continues to reopen and residents return to pre-pandemic commute and travel patterns.
What do we need to know about cicadas in Tuscany-Canterbury and Maryland?

Special thanks to Ray Iturralde and Friends of Stony Run for the following article and information.

Cicada Safari: Tracking Brood X Emergence In An App
Not often we get to see a grand phenomenon of nature in the ground and trees around us. An app has been created that is is a great way to keep track of the cicada emergence and even be part of crowdsourcing location of emergence through a simple and very useful app. 
 A great way to track them and be part of it all. Kids will eat it up!
The ground temperature 8" down needs to be 64ºF for cicadas to surface and do their thing. It was 53 degrees last Sunday by my kitchen digital probe. The recent heat and higher sun angle as we enter May means activity is about to burst on the scene. A warm rain will accelerate the process. 
Dr. Gene Kritsky at Mount St. Joseph University created a mobile app that serves two valuable purposes. In addition to providing all the information you can imagine about the cicadas, it also allows users to contribute to mapping the location, activity, and stage of development. University of MD is a partner.
When someone submits a photo and it is verified, it will be added to a map along with all the others in the vicinity. As you pinch and zoom in on the map. You will see the cicada icon and numbers adjust for the center of activity. There, you can click and see the photos and info.
Message from Councilwoman Odette Ramos

Updated Mask Mandate 
Mayor Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Dzirasa announced last week that residents who are vaccinated don't have to wear masks outside as long as they are not in a large group. Here is the press release about that.

The graphic above, released by the Baltimore City Health Department, shows we still have a long way to go to reach herd immunity. 

I am encouraging everyone to wear your masks at all times when not around your own house or walking/running by yourself. I run without my mask, but as soon as someone is nearby, I put my mask on. Please continue to be thoughtful about others and protect yourself.

Residential Permit Parking Update

Permit Permits is still on hold until the emergency order is lifted. Nothing needs to be done at this time.
Calvert School Information
Tuscany Project Update
In April, Calvert School’s civil engineer submitted a stormwater management plan to the City Department of Public Works. Under the proposed plan previously discussed with the Project Committee and Community on the March 4th Community town hall Zoom meeting, there will be a decrease storm water runoff along Tuscany Road after the project’s completion. 

Currently, all storm water from the woods runs toward Tuscany Road. Under the new plan, with a portion of the wooded area being cleared for the relocation of the athletic field, approximately 2/3 of the storm water on the relocated athletic field will be directed to drain into storm drains on Calvert’s campus. As both the woods and athletic field are both impervious spaces, this results in a decrease in discharge during a 100-year storm. 

The Tuscany Project Committee also recently reviewed the Landscape plan with the School and their landscape architect. Per the landscape plan, the School will plant approximately 30 deciduous understory native trees within the forested buffer zone, the majority of which will be planted between the sidewalk and the fence that runs along the property. The new plantings will provide great understory screening as well as color in the spring and fall months. The School will also plant a variety of evergreens along the retaining wall required to support the athletic field. The proposed tree mitigation plan meets all the City and State’s forest stand delineation and forest conservation plan requirements.

The Tuscany Woods Committee supports these plans. They have submitted a letter of support to the Department of Planning for the project per the agreement of April 2019 with TCNA and the condo associations.

Calvert is anticipating a late July start for the project.
Calvert School Calendar for rest of this school year

  • May 28. School Closes at 12:30 P.M.

  • June 8 School Closes at 12:30

  • June 9 Graduation

Greenmount Avenue Construction Update

The business district (Greenmount Avenue between 29th to 35th street) is getting new sidewalks, crosswalks and traffic calming. In May, you will see BGE working on the intersection of 32nd and Greenmount Avenue and then street scaping will continue after that.

The conduit and water work on Greenmount Avenue between 35th and 43rd Street is scheduled to end at the end of May. Currently, they are completing this project and working on addressing speeding through the area as well as the potholes.

Greenmount Avenue between 35th through 43rd Streets will then get street restoration and street scaping, including new sidewalks.

Hillside Park

The Campaign for a Transformational Opportunity

Imagine a new green space in the heart of north Baltimore: Hillside Park. A park for strolling, jogging, dog walking, playground play, and sledding in the winter. A park for field sports and nature walks and possible educational and recreational partnerships with nearby schools.
A park that would be a democratic space where people of all races, religions, and generations could gather. A park of convenient location, close to public transportation. A new kind of city park, community-owned and maintained, but open, inclusive and equitable, shaded by a canopy of hundreds of century-old trees.

The Greater Roland Park community has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create just such a park. The Baltimore Country Club (BCC) has invited the community to bid on the purchase of 20 surplus acres of its former golf course. We are grateful for this opportunity and appreciate that the club has worked collaboratively with us.

The land is in the middle of the city, near its northern border – east of Falls Road, with the southern boundary at Hillside Road, and the northern boundary at Plover Lane. (The historic clubhouse at the top of the property is not included in the sale.)

Hillside Park would be designed in the style of Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect of Central Park, whose sons planned much of the Roland Park community. The Olmsteds’ designs embraced existing topography, using winding paths and maintaining a naturalistic style. The family created urban retreats to sooth the soul, inspire creativity, and encourage people to engage with one another.

Find out more about the Hillside Park, Register for the zoom meeting, May 13, 12 PM

Information from
Johns Hopkins University
Message from Ronald J. Daniels 
President JHU

Fall 2021 Academic Schedule, Classes, and Housing and Dining
As always, offerings will vary by division, but on the whole, we anticipate a broad resumption of in-person classes for our undergraduate, professional, and graduate students this fall. 
For undergraduates, most classes previously taught in person will return to that modality. Large (50 person-plus) classes will generally be taught in online/remote modality or broken into smaller sections for public health, and in some cases, pedagogical reasons. The Peabody Institute may implement special protocols for some performance classes as needed. Course modalities are being updated for fall registration to begin in mid-April and may be further refined as planning continues over the summer. 
Attendance by both students and faculty will be required in programs that are ordinarily conducted in person, except in cases where individuals receive accommodations for the fall semester through the Office of Institutional Equity or Student Disability Services. We recognize that international students may continue to experience disruptions in their plans to travel to Baltimore; program directors and advising services will work with those students to help identify opportunities for them to continue to make progress in their studies, but hybrid options will not be available in all classes. 
We plan to increase the density in our residence halls to near-normal capacity, and we are reinstating the residency requirement for sophomores in addition to maintaining it for first-year students for fall 2021. We also expect to resume in-person dining on campus in a de-densified environment. 
Johns Hopkins University: Commencement In-Person
May 27, 7:30 PM. Rain Date, May 28 11:30 AM
Homewood Field

We plan to hold the university-wide Commencement in-person for undergraduate seniors at Homewood Field on Thursday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Should weather prohibit the Thursday evening ceremony, the rain date is scheduled for Friday, May 28 at 11:30 a.m. ET. All degrees will be conferred at the ceremony but only undergraduates will be invited to attend in person. To ensure the safety of our graduates, and in accordance with University COVID-19 protocols, masks will be required, seats will be assigned to ensure graduates are physically distanced during the ceremony, and, instead of lining up to cross the stage, graduates will be recognized from their seats during the event.  Undergraduates have to RSVP for the ceremony this year
Johns Hopkins commits to $15 minimum wage for all employees

Johns Hopkins University and Health System, collectively the largest private employer in Maryland, announced today that it will accelerate adoption of a $15 minimum wage across the enterprise.
The change would take effect beginning July 1 for employees of the university and Jan. 1, 2022, for employees of the health system, with the timing for some health system employees dependent on the schedule of collective bargaining agreements. The changes come well ahead of the phased timeline established by the Maryland General Assembly in 2019 as part of a statewide $15 minimum wage bill.

"Johns Hopkins' success is tied to the success of our people. ... We hope that this investment helps our city and state take a tangible step toward healthier and more equitable communities."

Ronald J. Daniels, Paul B. Rothman, and Kevin Sowers
Neighborhood Restaurants Update

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 to show TCNA supports them.
The Ambassador Restaurant is busy with 50% capacity including the lovely porch space. The good news is that Indian cuisine is not compromised when enjoyed as takeout.  Mother’s Day reservations should be made early if The Ambassador is your desired plan to celebrate.  https://ambassadordining.com
 Alizee Bistro Wine Bar has continued with online pick up orders for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their updated space remains closed but looking forward to hosting TCNA socials in their freshly renovated restaurant.   

443 449 6200
As travel remains restricted we can go to Greece in our dreams with gastronomic delights! Chef Maria advises, if possible, to preorder for Mother’s Day as the holiday is always hectic at best and it will help avoid any delays in your desired pick up time. Go to the website at www.cypriana.com to view the menu. Outside dining will be offered when weather forecasts begin to stabilize this spring! 


The Hopkins Deli is keeping shelves stocked with our favorite staples, snacks, and alcohol. The deli is now offering indoor service to customers ordering at the counter. Delivery service continues.
10% Discount for TCNA members continues on non-tobacco items.

410 366-6603

100 W University Parkway

One World Café is looking forward to an expanded farmer’s market beginning in May. Cindy Novak (owner) has been busy lining up vendors that will be both indoors and outdoors at W. University and Canterbury. 
Sale Prices of Homes & Condos
March and April 2021
Thanks to TCNA board member and realtor, Julia Frazier, who provides this information for each newsletter.

Address and Sale Price
  • 4000 N Charles St #706 $148,000 
  • 103 W 39th St #G $167,000 
  • 310 Ridgemede Rd #106 $189,900 
  • 310 Ridgemede Rd #306. $200,000
  • 4000 N Charles St #1212 $227,000 
  • 230 Stony Run Ln #4F. $295,000 
  • 4000 N Charles St #1502 $387,000 
  • 3704 N Charles St #606 $376,000 
  • 3801 Canterbury Rd #604. $305,000 
  • 3908 N Charles St #402. $440,000 
  • 305 Tuscany Rd. $563,500 
  • 3801 Canterbury Rd #912. $585,000

Note:  this data represents real estate activity from March 1 to April 30, 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: julia@monumentsothebysrealty.com
Events Happening In and Around

Tree Baltimore
May 1-14

Spring Native Tree Giveaway: order on line, pick up on site May 15th. Trees are for planting in the City - only.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Tree Baltimore offer numerous ways to distribute trees throughout the city, via free tree giveaways, "street tree" requests, various "events." becoming a Baltimore "tree keeper," Camp Small, and becoming a weed warrior. They also maintain a variety of tree inventories and maps of tree locations throughout the city and convene tree planting events.  Consult their website for more information and details
Sherwood Gardens Tulip Dig
May 29, 7 AM - 11AM
4310 Underwood Road
To make room for the flowers of summer and to help prepare for next year’s tulips, every Saturday of Memorial Day weekend the Annual Tulip Dig attracts tulip and other bulb lovers from far and wide to dig up, buy, and take home their favorite bulbs to enjoy. Some people use them as gifts for their fellow tulip-loving friends and family.

Please follow Baltimore City's guidelines by socially distancing yourself and wearing a mask.

City Household Hazardous Waste Drop
2840 Sisson Street
See Flyer for dates and times
Baltimore Museum of Art: New Exhibit

Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection
Now Is The Time presents 22 of the 125 works acquired using proceeds from the deaccessioning of seven works in 2018, alongside several extraordinary gifts. This exhibition offers a snapshot of the BMA’s curatorial effort to identify artists deserving of greater research and public attention, placing the highest priority on artists who are women, Black, Indigenous, self-trained, and/or have connections to Baltimore.

On-Line Events
Johns Hopkins Federal Office of Strategy’s 2021 Hopkins on the Hill (at Home) event. 

Every week throughout May and June, Hopkins will be highlighting research from across Johns Hopkins University & Medicine. Events are always at 12pm Eastern and will be available afterward as a recording. They are designed to be (hopefully) a fun and diverting virtual experience from what feels like endless zooms and calls.

A summary of the events can be found here, and the full schedule is below with links to each. If you’d like to join the conversation on social media, you can follow @HopkinsatHome or use #HopkinsatHome. Events will all feature live Q&A of Hopkins' faculty. 


  • Wednesday May 12: How do we redirect an asteroid? Join the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s DART Mission Coordination Lead and Planetary Scientist, Nancy Chabot (PhD), to learn how her team is setting the asteroid Dimorphos on a new orbit later this year.

  • Wednesday May 19: How will extreme materials save the world? Join Tim Weihs (PhD, MS) and Lori Graham-Brady (PhD, MA) to see how Johns Hopkins is developing the next generation of warfighters, looking at the makeup of chemical weapons and nuclear blasts, and how we can better protect everyone.

  • Thursday May 27: How can we support people who want to age at home? Join Sarah Szanton (PhD, MSN, FAAN, ANP) in examining how the CAPABLE program at Johns Hopkins is helping provide support for our aging population around the country in reclaiming their abilities to care for themselves and participate in their communities.

  • Wednesday June 2: How do researchers partner with indigenous communities to improve health and well-being?  Learn from Dr. Melissa Walls how the Healing Pathways Project, a community-based participatory research study in the Great Lakes region, is identifying and promoting traditions of strength and healing with 735 American Indian and First Nations youth and their families living in the northern Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada. Dr. Victoria O’Keefe will discuss the Elders Resilience Curriculum developed with the White Mountain Apache, which is an innovative curriculum that connects youth through Elders to their heritage, traditions, and culture, which has been proven to be a protective factor for native Americans.

  • Wednesday June 9: How do you prepare for a highly infectious disease? Johns Hopkins hosts one of ten Biocontainment Units (BCUs) around the country, who stand ready at all times to treat patients with highly infectious diseases while ensuring our healthcare workers and the surrounding community stay safe. The Johns Hopkins BCU is leading the response in treating COVID-19 patients, while simultaneously preparing for the next possible pandemic. Join Brian Garibaldi (MD), Medical Director of the BCU, and some of the BCU staff to learn about pandemic preparedness.

  • Wednesday June 16: How can weather prediction save lives and money? Come hear about Dr. Ben Zaitchik’s recent projects, ranging from predicting flash droughts and outbreaks of enteric diseases, to enhancing the value of the JH Coronavirus Dashboard for COVID-19 research. His team tries to understand and predict the ways in which weather and climate impact things we all care about: our food, our health, our safety.

  • Wednesday June 30: How do you track a pandemic for the entire world? A dashboard known around the world, the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University was created by Dr. Lauren Gardner and her team at the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last year and a half, the website has grown to be a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. Learn firsthand from the team what it took to create this invaluable resource and how it has evolved throughout time.
The League of Women Voters
Baltimore City and County
May 26, 11:00
The Digital Divide:
How can we bridge the gap between the Internet haves and the have-nots?
Alex Marré, Ph.D
Broadband Internet access has become a necessity in our increasingly Internet-driven society. Those without access to broadband service are at a severe disadvantage in accessing good jobs, virtual education, telemedicine appointments and much more. Alex Marré will explain the many barriers urban and rural residents face in accessing the Internet, as well as state and national efforts to increase access. 

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There will be a Q&A after the presentation.
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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)
Members of the Tuscany 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)

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