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TCNA November 2019 Newsletter - In this Issue
What's Happening in the Tuscany-Canterbury Area
  • Neighborhood Association Meeting: November 13. 7:00 PM
  • Fall Leaves and Storm Drains
  • Johns Hopkins Police Accountability Board
  • Johns Hopkins Hotel: Charles Street and 33rd

Safety Suggestions & Crime Updates 
  • Carjacking Tips

Streets and Greens Committee
  • Tree-mendous Maryland
  • Compost available at Waverly Farmers Market in November

Construction & Improvements Around the Neighborhood
  • Charles Village Streetscape Construction Update

Neighborhood Questions and Comments
  • Water Pipe Repair & Stoney Ford Closure

Sale Prices of Homes & Condos (August & September)

Neighborhood Restaurants Updates for November

Monthly Calendar of Events  (See more events and details at end of E-newsletter)
  • TCNA Board Meeting: November 6
  • TCNA General Meeting; November 13
  • First Friday Get Together: December 6
Tuscany-Canterbury is a beautiful neighborhood in all seasons. Thank you to John Robinson, our E-newsletter photographer for capturing these great pictures. If you have neighborhood pictures that you would like to share, send them to presidentTCNA@gmail.com

Tuscany Canterbury Neighborhood Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7:00 PM

  • Preventing Crime and Staying Safe
  • Baltimore City Police Department Neighborhood Liaison, Sgt. Streett
  • Johns Hopkins University Update on New Initiatives & Development
  • Jennifer Mielke, Director, Local and Community Affairs
  • Proposed Legislation in 2020 to Extend Historic Tax Credits to Condos
  • Delegate Maggie McIntosh
  • Neighborhood Priorities
  • Luciene & Andy Parsley
  • Streets and Greens Committee Activities
  • Rose Weeks and Bonnie Boland

8:00 PM

Neighborhood get-together to celebrate and give special thanks to Kenna Forsyth for all her years of service on the TCNA Board and as Chair of the Gardens Committee and AJ O'Brien for all the years that he dedicated to TCNA by serving on the board and as president.

Wine donated by the Hopkins Deli and food set up by TCNA Events Committee, Ann Christopher, Chair)
Leaves and Storm Drains
It’s that time of year again!  The leaves have started to fall and it is collection-time.  Please collect leaves, especially those that are along the street curbs and the sidewalks that define your property and keep the storm drains clear of leaves.  This is the responsibility of all homeowners, apartment owners, businesses, condo associations, etc.  The leaves can be bagged and put out with the Tuesday trash collection.  
When leaves collect on storm drains and are not removed, they can inhibit water drainage into the storm drains.  They stop the drainage of water to the storm drains. During rainstorms, roads can become flooded. When temperature freeze, the frozen leaves make it difficult to pull out of parking places.  Thanks for your support!

Johns Hopkins University is accepting applications for the Police Accountability Board
The JHU Police Accountability Board is one of several mechanisms for ensuring transparency and accountability with the Johns Hopkins Police Department. 

Per the legislation, there must be 1 community member from each of our 3 campuses- Peabody, Homewood, and East Baltimore.  To be eligible to serve on the Accountability Board, applicants must demonstrate:
  • Baltimore City residency
  • For non-student members, a willingness to serve for two years, and for student members, a willingness to serve for one year
  • Respect for diversity and a commitment to working across differences to ensure the ultimate success and effectiveness of the JHPD.

The deadline to apply is November 20, 2019.  

For more information, click here which has all of the information about the accountability board’s charge, Q&A, membership, process, and the application. 

University-branded hotel planned near Charles and 33rd Streets
Plans are taking shape for a university-branded hotel to open across North Charles Street from Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus by summer 2021.

The 11-story Blackstone building at the corner of North Charles and East 33rd streets, which currently includes 99 apartments, is set to be converted into The Study at Johns Hopkins, a hotel with 115 rooms, a restaurant, and meeting and conference space. Pending the required design approval by regulatory bodies,  Study Hotels  will renovate the building and operate the hotel on the property owned by the university.

For more information read the article in the JHU Hub.
Safety Committee 
Paul and Maria Gallo, Committee Chairs, CrimeSafetyTCNA@gmail.com
Monthly Crime Statistics 
(Neighborhood has 4000 residents.)

During the past 30 days, there were 3 police reports. They were on Charles Stree:t; one car was broken into and two break-ins without force occurred in high-rise buildings.
Some neighbors want regular updates about crime data. Source of information https://www.crimereports.com    
There have been no carjackings in Tuscany-Canterbury but carjackings can happen anywhere. The following are suggestions to help keep you safe. Please take time to read the suggestions below.
The Carjacking Tips are provided by Baltimore Police Department: Northern District Neighborhood Coordination Unit
  • Sergeant Amy L. Streett
  • Officer Matthew Henry
  • Officer Nicole Williams

443.934.7576 Mobile
410.396.2455 Offic
  • Keep your windows rolled up while in motion
  • Keep your doors locked while in motion
  • Utilize hands free options 
  • Do not count money or show valuables while seated in vehicle
  • Keep your gas tank on at least half of a tank and maintain the pressure and wear on your tires. 
  • Put valuables (ie..purse, etc) in the trunk or at the least on the floor
  • Keep your garage or parking area well-lit and free of obstructions. Consider installing ground lights, solar lighting, hanging lights, or LED lighting along the length of the driveway, fence or foliage. 
  • Map out the route and plan ahead for your trips. Appearing lost, asking for directions, distracted by mapping on your phone can be a tip off to potential criminals
  • Avoid driving in unfamiliar places or areas known for trouble.
  • Check your mirrors regularly for anyone that may be following you. If you think someone is following go to a place with lots of people or to the Northern District police station on Coldspring Lane.
  • When parking at a business, park as close to the entrance and where there is the most light. 25% of car jackings occur in parking lots. Do not engage in conversation on the phone or with other occupants in the vehicle while parked. Park, lock it and go in.
  • If in a parking garage, park as close as possible to the exit and back into the space.
  • When warming your car, only use the auto start function where the doors lock. If someone steals your vehicle with the keys in the vehicle, you can be cited with a fine.
  • Keep your cell phone or a GPS device on you at all times
Streets and Greens Committee
Rose Weeks, Chairperson
Priorities for enhancing safety, environmental
friendliness, and livability 

Join Us! The committee, which will meet every other month and communicate via email, welcomes all who are interested in improving the livability and environmental friendliness of our neighborhood. Please contact  Rose Weeks if you are interested in learning more.

Streets Priorities : The TCNA Streets & Greens Committee (Streets Group) has set up meetings with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and Johns Hopkins University to discuss neighborhood priorities.
Greens Subcommittee : Bonnie Boland, chair

We will continue maintenance of the community gardens and will be examining the status trees in the neighborhood. Preliminary focus will be on the procurement and updating of previous tree surveys. In addition, the Subcommittee will provide neighbors with information about up-to-date tree giveaways or or other tree-related activities or events.

Tree-mendous of Maryland is a program of the Maryland Forest Service and it remains one of their most popular programs. It is aimed at helping citizens restore tree cover on public land and community open space. To date, they have assisted more than 3,000 towns and communities, parks, and schools planting trees and shrubs to help clean the water, clean the air, and keep our towns and cities inviting, livable, and environmentally viable places to live.

Tree-mendous Maryland’s goal is to help Maryland residents have access to affordable trees to plant on their public lands. With permission from land owners, volunteers can plant trees at schools, in state and community parks, local open space, street trees and more. Gather your friends, scout troop or classmates and plant a tree today to clean your air, clean your water and beautify your home town!
32nd Street Farmers Market
Composting Program available in November on Saturdays 8:00-12:00
Baltimore residents are welcome to bring their food scraps to the Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar under the JFX for FREE every Sunday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

This program will expand to the 32nd Street Farmers Market in November.

So far, over 10,000 lbs. of food waste has been collected, and our team has had 1589 interactions with farmers’ market goers about the impact of food waste!

And, keep your eyes open for a Pumpkin Smash after Halloween. We will be composting pumpkins the weekend after Halloween to reduce waste.

Update on the Charles Village Streetscape Project Almost Done
The Charles Village Streetscape project will be moving into its next phase. The contractors are wrapping up their work on the south side on 33rd Street and, on Wednesday, October 16 (weather permitting), they will be shifting their construction barriers and fencing to the median of 33rd Street. It is expected that this work will continue until early December. Additionally, the contractors will begin repaving operations on St. Paul
For detailed construction plans of all phases of the streetscape project, visit the project page on the  Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate website .
If you have a neighborhood question 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
Water Pipe Repairs --- Stoney Ford Road Closed
There was a water emergency in October and Stoney Ford had to be closed. No signage was put up to detour traffic. Calls to 311 did not help in this case.

If there is another emergency like this, please contact either the presidentTCNA or Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke at any time.
  • CALL 311 - 7 days a week between 7 am to 10 pm
  • Report the issue on the Baltimore City website
  • Download the Baltimore City 311 App to report the problem
Sale Prices of Homes & Condos
September & August & July 2019
Thanks to board member and realtor, Julia Frazier, who provides this information for each newsletter.

Address and Sale Price

  • 4000 N Charles St #909. $76,000
  • 102 W 39th St #4A. $180,000 
  • 3943 Canterbury Rd. $540,000

  • 221 Ridgemede Rd #409 $107,000
  • 310 Ridgemede Rd #207 $130,000
  • 4000 N Charles St #514 $167,000
  • 3908 N Charles St #502 $540,000

Note:  This data represents real estate activity from August 1 to September 30, 2019 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: j ulia@monumentsothebysrealty.com

Neighborhood Restaurants 
Thanks to Ann Bond who updates restaurant information monthly

November Updates

S unday night  
Half-price burger night
T uesday night
All Pasta ½ price
Wednesday night
12oz. New York Strip Steak $14.00
3 811 Canterbury

Delicious Indian Cuisine
Brunch on Sundays
11:30 - 5:00
Closed on Monday
Dinner Tuesday - Sunday,
5:00 - 10:00

410 366-6603

15% off in-store purchases (except tobacco products) for TCNA members. Show this to the cashier on your phone or a printed copy for your discount.

They have a large selection of wine, beer, and liquor; grocery items; and delivery service.

Breakfast, lunch, weekend Brunch

Catering for all events, large (up to 74 people) and small. 

Tuesday-Friday 7-4 PM
Saturday & Sunday 8-3 PM
Closed Monday

See website for November specials

Chef Maria's Endless Small Plates; House wine $2, signature cocktail $5, and craft beer at Happy Hour prices all night. Purchase from dinner menu separately  Reservations recommended

Happy Hour Tues to Fri
4:00-7:00 Bar Seating only

Events Happening In and Around
November 3 10:00 -2:00
Huck Finn Day
Stony Run Park
The Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited (MDTU) will sponsor the sixth annual Huck Finn Day, a fishing and environmental education event for children 15 years old and younger on Stony Run between Wyndhurst Avenue and Cold Spring Lane.

MDTU’s tent will be set up near the Oakdale Road entrance of Stony Run Park, where their volunteers will provide fly-fishing and fly-tying demonstrations. This section of Stony Run will be stocked with 300 rainbow trout. Children interested in fishing must have their own equipment and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There will be a free raffle for spinning rods. At the end of the event at 2:00 p.m., the stream will then be open for fishing to “children of all ages” with a Maryland fishing license and trout stamp. A fishing license is not required for children 15 years old and younger. A two fish limit is set for all those who wish to take fish
November 3. 3:30
Pianist. Jenny Lin
is known for her charismatic stage presence and acclaimed for her "remarkable technical command" by the New York Times.

November 17. 7:30 PM

Chamber Must by Canderleight
Programmed and Performed by Baltimore Symphony musicians
4200 St. Paul Street Website for more information
November 6
 Tuscany Canterbury Board Meeting
Broadview Apartments, 105 W 39 th Street, Lower Level Game Room

All are welcomed.

November 13
Calvert Middle School Building
7:00 General Neighborhood Meeting

8:00 Refreshments & time to meet neighbors

November 16

Baltimore Suffrage History Program

Waverly Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library

400 E 33rd Stree, Baltimore
This is a free public program with light refreshments sponsored by the Baltimore City Historical Society and Historical Society of Baltimore County

8th Annual Joint Program with Maryland Women's Heritage Center on Baltimore Suffrage History,
Questions contact: Joe Steward 410 243 4418 or Click here to email Joe joestewart31947@comcast.net
November 18 7:00-8:30
Ensuring Equity Justice and Compassion for Youth Through Restorative Practices
300 E 29th Street( flyer below
November 13. 6:30-8:30 PM
Holiday Artisan Market with local artists selling handmade goods
2521 St. Paul Street
December 6 5:30-7:00
Neighborhood First Friday Get Together
Alizee Bistro Bar, 4 West University Parkway
September 29, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Baltimore Museum of Art

Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
If you know of other events that you think should be included in the Tuscany-Canterbury E-newsletter, please send them to the Newsletter Coordinator by November 15 for the December newsletter. PresidentTCNA@gmail.com
Tuscany-Canterbury Neighborhood Association        
T uscany-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.
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) 
  • Hannah Mazo (Ridegmede Condo, Ridgemede Road)
  • Rosalyn Mansouri (Winthrop House, Charles Street )
  • Jo-Ann Orlinsky (St. James, Charles Street) 
  • Rose and Brian Weeks (Cloverhill Road)
  • Steve Summers (Ridgemede Road) 
  • Chris Whitaker  (Tuscany Road) 
200 Tuscany Road
Prominent Baltimore architect Francis Hall Fowler was the architect of this Italian villa-inspired house built for the first headmaster of Calvert School, Virgil Hillyer, in 1929. In 2006, the Calvert School reacquired Castalia and has preserved it for school-related use. Castalia was added to the city’s historic landmark list in 2008, thanks to the efforts of the Tuscany- Canterbury Neighborhood Association and Baltimore Heritage .

For more information about Castalia and TCNA view the updated TCNA website.