April 2017  The Clarion Newsletter — Volume 32, Number 4

General Meeting
Tuesday, April 18th, 7:30pm

Please join us this coming Tuesday, April 18th at 7:30pm for our MVBA General Meeting held at The Belvedere at 1 East Chase Street. We will be discussing the new bike lanes that are coming to the community.

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.

New Bike Lanes in Mount Vernon

Jay Decker from the Baltimore City Department of Transportation will be joining us to provide an update on the new bike lanes that are soon to be installed in our community. He will also give us a brief update on the bike share stations and how effective they have been.

New MVBA Business Members

MVBA proudly recognizes Hotel Revival Baltimore at 612 Cathedral Street in joining our growing list of restaurant and business members. Please stop by and welcome them to MVBA once they finish their renovation and open in the Fall. 

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 membership@mvba.org.

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.

MVBA Business Round Table
for Local Business Owners

Wednesday, April 19th, 9-10am
12 W. Madison Street (corner of Madison & Morton Streets)

MVBA welcomes all local Business Owners to our upcoming Business Round Table on Wednesday, April 19th from 9-10am located at 12 W. Madison Street (corner of Madison & Morton Streets). 

Easter Egg Hunt in Mount Vernon Place — April 16, 2017 @michelerichter

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt
Yesterday in Mount Vernon Place 

Yesterday, we enjoyed a beautiful community celebration including an Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt in the East Park of Mount Vernon Place.  The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, the Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, and the Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association co-sponsored the events in the East Square.  It was a fun time, especially for the children!

Easter Egg Hunt in Mount Vernon Place — April 16, 2017 @michelerichter

Marie Louise Bistro
Thursday, April 20th, 6-8pm

Join us for our monthly Third Thursday Happy Hour event coming up this Thursday, April 20th, 6-8pm at Marie Louise Bistro at 902 North Charles Street.  See you there!

Mayor Pugh's Spring Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 29th, 9am-1pm

Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 9am-1pm to clean up our community with a focus on the northern periphery of the neighborhood. We will meet up at the Northeast corner of Preston Street and Guilford Avenue to begin cleaning and end with lunch for volunteers. And...Coffee and Donuts will be awaiting you in the morning. This is a great opportunity to get our community looking cleaner and to meet your neighbor.

This is a rain-or-shine event, so please dress for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes, and bring work gloves if you have them. We recommend bringing a water bottle. See you there!

MVBA Spring Tree Planting Event
Saturday, April 29th, 9am-1pm

Join us for our first tree planting event of 2017. No tree planting experience necessary. We will meet up at the Bun Shop at 239 West Read Street to begin planting and end with lunch for volunteers.

This is a rain-or-shine event, so please dress for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes, and bring work gloves if you have them. We recommend bringing a water bottle. See you there!

Coming Up in May

  • MVBA General Meeting on Tuesday, May 16th 

  • Third Thursday on May 18th at Sammy's Trattoria, located at 1200 North Charles Street




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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