August 2017  The Clarion Newsletter — Volume 32, Number 8

No General Meeting

August 2017

Please join us next month on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:30pm for our MVBA General Meeting held at The Belvedere at 1 East Chase Street.  One of our new MVBA Business Members, Chase Brexton Health Care, will be joining us to talk about the health services that they offer.

As always, our general meetings are free and open to the public, members and non-members alike. Please join us to discuss important issues and events related to our Mount Vernon community.

Chase Brexton will be hosting their annual Charmed Ball on September 23rd at the B&O Museum. The Charmed Ball benefits the many patients that use their health care services. For tickets and more information, visit

Update to the Mt. Vernon Children's Park

Staring this August, MVBA will be sprucing up the Children's Park on Calvert and Madison Street. Details will be posted on as work begins. If you would like to donate to the park, Click Here.

Residential Parking Permit (RPP) - Area 28

Mark your calendars---it's soon RPP time. Area 28 permits will expire on September 30th. Annual registration renewal begins on August 20th. 

Visit for more information.

Hotel Indigo is graciously hosting the RPP permit pickup again this year. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 W. Franklin St. (corner of Franklin & Cathedral Streets). Be sure to have your ID (driver's license) and vehicle registration when coming to pickup your new permit. You can pickup your renewed permits on any one of the following dates:

Monday, September 11th, 5:30pm 8pm
Wednesday, September 13th, 5:30pm 8pm
Monday, September 18th, 5:30pm 8pm
Wednesday, September 20th, 5:30pm 8pm

Note that only permits that have been renewed and paid for in advance can be picked up at one of the pickup dates. Please allow 3 business days for the online renewals to be processed and available for pickup.  

New MVBA Business Members

MVBA proudly recognizes Merritt Clubs at 210 E Centre Street, and B&H Chimneys at 1004 Morton Streetin joining our growing list of restaurant and business members. 

Each month, we will be recognizing businesses that join MVBA membership. So, join MVBA by clicking HERE. 
If you have any questions on membership, please reach out to our fabulous Membership Committee Chair, Julie Canard at

Encourage your neighbors and other businesses in Mount Vernon to become members of MVBA. It is only $20 for Individuals and $50 for Businesses, per year, to become a member.

Planters Update:
They have arrived. Ready for dirt & plants.

Later this summer, you may notice planters popping up around the neighborhood. These planters are being installed and planted over the next 2 months, compliments of the MVBA Trees & Greening Committee as well as the MVBA Clean & Beautiful Committee. These planters will be maintained year-round with seasonal plantings.

18 very large planters have successfully landed in Mt. Vernon and are ready to be installed around the neighborhood. 

If you are interested in donating to the beautification of our streets, please visit and specify "Other" and add a comment that the donation is for "Planters."

Thank you in advance for helping us make Mount Vernon  even more beautiful. 


Business Round Table:
Fall Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, October 11th, 9-11am
12 W. Madison Street 
(corner of Madison & Morton Streets)

MVBA continues to welcome all local Business Owners to our next quarterly Business Round Table this Fall on Wednesday, October 11th from 9-11am located at 12 W. Madison Street (corner of Madison & Morton Streets). 

Hotel Indigo — Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats  
Thursday, July 20th, 6-8pm

Join us for our monthly Third Thursday Happy Hour event coming up this Thursday, August 17th, 6-8pm at Hotel Indigo — Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats  at 24 West Franklin Street. In addition to great food and drink specials, there will be live JAZZ.  See you there!

Coming Up in September

  • MVBA General Meeting is Tuesday, September 19th 

  • Third Thursday on September 21st at TBD location.




Officers 2017


Directors 2017

Michele Richter

Scott Brillman

Vice President
Matthew Muir

Julie Canard

Onahlea Shimunek

Teddy Davidson

Christine Griffin

Lance Decker

Corr. Secretary
Vicky Aloneftis

Steve Shen



Wesley Stuckey




Architectural Review
Steve Shen

Ex-Officio Members

Area 28 Parking
Steve Johnson

Brian Levy

Clean & Beautiful

Michele Richter

Jason Curtis

Community Service
Matthew Muir

Steve Johnson


Steve Shen

Jack Dana 

Dog Park

Marci Yankelov
Bea Harris


Eric Evans

Julie Canard


Jason Curtis


Trees & Greening
MJ Dame

Steve Shen


To contact members by phone, call MVBA’s main number 410-528-1919 and select the desired extension from the menu.

Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association,
1 East Chase Street, Suite 2, Baltimore, MD 21202


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