Please join us at our next general membership meeting this Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 PM at the Belvedere Condominiums at 1 East Chase St., lobby level.
Hear from candidates running for the open City Council seat for the 12th District, and learn more about the proposed Divine Monument at Tyson and Read Street.
As always our general membership meetings are free and open to the public, members and non-members alike. Meetings begin at 7:30, so please join us to discuss important issues and events that affect all of us in Mount Vernon.
Come Hear About the Proposed Divine Monument at Tyson and Read Street
“A group of Divine fans are looking to put a monument to the late actor, drag queen, singer and counterculture figure near the Tyson Street site where his most notorious movie scene – the one at the end of John Waters’ 1972 “Pink Flamingos” – was filmed.”
Candidates Running for the 12th City Council District
Candidates running for the open City Council seat for the 12th district have been invited to come speak to the community at our General Membership meeting this Tuesday the 15th. Each candidate will be welcome to make brief remarks and take questions from the group as a whole, after which they will be asked to stick around to speak with individuals who would like to speak with them one-on-one. In addition, candidate for Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge, Todd Oppenheim, has asked for an opportunity to speak to the community and will be present as well.
Mount Vernon Dog Park
The opening of our new Dog Park has been delayed, but we have been told it will be ready to open sometime in mid-April. Stay tuned, as we will keep you informed as to when the grand opening ceremony will take place. Please consider volunteering to help with the upkeep of the park. We have waited a long time for this in Mount Vernon and volunteers are greatly needed to ensure the park remains clean and that fresh water, pickup bags etc., are always available. The dog park is located at 310 W. Center Street, and please contact Samantha Braun or Geoffrey Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any time to help keep this new green space clean and safe for our furry friends.
Block Captain Initiative
As mentioned previously, additional information on the Block Captain Initiative will be forthcoming at our upcoming MVBA meeting on March 15th . If you are interested in becoming a block captain, please reach out to Michele Richter at email@example.com. Thanks in advance for considering it. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends as well as a great contribution to the community.
Clean & Beautiful Committee
As mentioned previously, the Clean & Beautiful Committee is the newly named committee combining the Sanitation & Property Stewardship Committees. In case some folks have not heard, there is a new municipal waste can effort that is soon making its way to Mount Vernon.
And just a reminder about trash pickup Hours:
Recycling: Tuesdays, 10am to noon.
Safety Committee Safety Committee
The Safety Committee meets the first Monday of the month at 6:00 pm at Hotel Indigo. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.
Spring Cleaning: Mount Vernon Children’s Park Needs Volunteers
It’s time for some Spring cleaning! Please join us on Saturday, March 19th from 9 am – 12 pm at the Mt. Vernon Children’s Park on the corner of Calvert and Madison St. to meet some neighbors and pitch in to get the park ready for the upcoming Spring and Summer months. We’ll be clearing the park of debris and preparing the green space for our Spring planting day at the park, which will be on April 16th. We’ll provide the tools and materials, but we need some helping hands (bring your own gloves!). We hope to see you there!
Mount Vernon Easter Egg Hunt
On Easter, join your neighbors for a Community Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt in the park! Enjoy a potluck brunch, egg hunt for the kids, and a chance to spend some time with others in the community. The event is hosted by Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, along with the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and Mount Vernon Belvedere Association. Please bring a dish to share if you are able, or just come as you are!
Thank you to all that came out to our pruning event last month. The turnout was great and we appreciate all the volunteers. And thanks to Milk & Honey and to Brewhouse No. 16 for their generous support before and after the winter tree pruning event!
Zipcar Discount for MVBA Members
Each Zipcar in Baltimore takes more privately owned vehicles off the road and reduces the demand for parking spots. Zipcar is running a promotion available to anyone who is a member of MVBA — it’s just $35 for the first year’s membership and no application fee ($70 value off retail price). Use the link below for more information and to sign up.
Join a Committee, Meet Your Neighbors and Improve Our Neighborhood!
The Community Service and Engagement Committee meets every other Sunday at 218 E. Preston Street. Please call Matt for entry and for more information at (914) 602-8584.
Things to do:
Discussion of Baltimore’s Irish & the Building of America’s First Railroad:
Light City Baltimore:
The inaugural Light City Baltimore features the 1.5 mile BGE Light Art Walk with 50 attractions including illuminated visual artworks, street theater, musical performances and concerts. The original artworks are by local, regional, national and international artists selected by a jury through a call of entry held in the spring of 2015. Daytime programming features
Featured Mount Vernon Neighbor
Tom Sabia is celebrating his 20th year as a resident and homeowner in Mount Vernon. He has a magnificent home on Chase Street that has been meticulously restored over the past 20 years. Not only has he invested his resources here to maintain his beautiful home, he has invested himself — his time, talent and kindness — to create a life here. He is friend to many and this neighborhood would not be the same without him. Thanks Tom, and here’s to another 20 years!
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