This month’s general membership meeting will be on Tuesday, March 18th, 7:30pm at The Belvedere.
Join us at our General Membership meeting at The Belvedere for a presentation from the City’s Department of Transportation on the plans to add bike lanes to our streets. We will be joined by Caitlin Doolin, Bike and Pedestrian Planner, and other DOT staff. Come out to learn about the plans and provide your input to the City.
Over the next few years, many of Mount Vernon-Belvedere’s streets will be transformed by the addition of bike lanes. This summer. the Maryland/Cathedral corridor is scheduled to have a bikeway added, and many of our other streets are scheduled to see bike infrastructure added soon.
THE MONUMENT RESTORATION IS UNDERWAY
This is truly monumental for Mount Vernon. Our 200 year-old Washington Monument, the center of a National Historic Landmark District, is being fully restored over the next 18 months. Incredible. Here is a fantastic perspective on the work that is happening on the monument. Thank you to the volunteers at the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy for investing years of time and expertise to make this possible. If you are not already a member of the Conservancy, isn’t it time to get on board?
Midtown Benefits District Spring Town Hall Meeting
Midtown Benefits District will be holding its annual Spring Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 26, beginning at 7pm with light refreshments. Location is 131 W North Avenue at the MICA Graduate Center.
Midtown Benefits District office is Moving!
Ever since its creation, the University of Baltimore has provided space for the offices of both the Midtown Benefits District and MVBA. However, the University has plans for the building and Midtown and MVBA must re-locate.
NEW! This Week in Mount Vernon
Watch your mailboxes on Wednesdays for great business deals and cultural events. Business members, create some special deals or events and we’ll get the word out to thousands of residents and visitors every week. This service is completely free to MVBA business members. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinacria Cafe is OPEN at the corner of Centre and Park. Let’s welcome them with lots of purchases this coming month — and spread the word.
Liquor License Update
Tavern on the Hill, Mount Vernon’s ever increasingly popular dining spot, applied for and has been granted permission to add live entertainment to their liquor license. Generally, their live entertainment will consist of 2 performers or less. No dancing, no DJ’s, and no live performances by 3 or more performers. Live entertainment will not take place beyond 1am.
Mt. Vernon Belvedere Area Trash Collection Hours Change
Baltimore City is changing collections in the Mt. Vernon area fromnight to day beginning March 25, 2014. The Bureau of Solid Waste will be moving collections to regular day operations. Pick-up days will not change. Starting Tuesday, March 25, Mt. Vernon trash and recycling will have to be out by 10:00 a.m. on regularly scheduled day of collection. Curbside Collection DAY is NOT changing. It will still be Tuesday for recycling and Friday for mixed refuse.
Come join MICA’s Rivals of the West Theatre Company for a dark twist
Little Shop of Horrors is a dark musical comedy that takes place in a Skid Row flower shop, where Seymour, a well-meaning but unlucky and naive clerk spends his days doing menial tasks and day-dreaming about Audrey, the shop assistant and secret love of his life. Seymour’s luck begins to change when he encounters a mysterious plant that he names Audrey II. Soon, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s unique appetite, and he has to decide how far he is willing to go to get out of Skid Row.
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore presents Chamber Music from Peabody
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 11, 2014 8 p.m.
Advisory: Maryland Capitol Police offers tips to help prevent Cell Phone Theft.
Due to their necessity and high dollar value, cell phones are fast becoming a favorite target of thieves. To reduce your chances of becoming the victim of a cell phone theft or robbery, Maryland Capitol Police offers the following safety tips:
Safety Camera Network Expands
The Midtown Community Benefits District, in partnership with the Baltimore City Police Department, will be expanding its network of Citi-Watch cameras in the area of Mount Vernon Square. The new cameras are a result of collaboration and financial support from many institutions and residents of that immediate area under a leadership initiative by the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. Midtown was successful in obtaining a grant from the Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention to underwrite this effort.
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