Thursday, December 3, 2015

December Walthersonian Newsletter & Community Meeting

The December Walthersonian Newsletter is now available at the link below.

Don't forget, we have a community meeting at Harbel on Monday, December 7th at 7:30 PM.

December Newsletter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November 2015 Walthersonian Newsletter & 11/3 Community Meeting

A copy of our November Newsletter can be found at the link below:


Don't forget to come out to our Community Meeting Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM at Harbel (5807 Harford Road). 

Our agenda will be as follows:

Speakers
o   Department of Transportation
§  Reconfiguration of the intersection at Hamilton & Frankford
§  Updates on Harford Road Bridge project
o   Delegate Cheryl Glenn
§  To discuss items from this legislative session
§  Discuss the law passed in 2012 that increased the distance that liquor stores can be from churches and schools to 500 ft for the 45th district
·       Waltherson Improvement Association Election
o   Vote on the 2016 board of representatives for the Waltherson Improvement Association
o   Vote on proposed change of meeting times from 1st Tuesday to 2nd Tuesday for our quarterly meetings in February, May, August, & November

Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2015 Walthersonian Newsletter

The October 2015 Walthersonian Newsletter is out. You can find it at the link below.

October Newsletter

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Montebello Centennial Festival is this Saturday (9/19)!



It's a once in a lifetime event. Last one was in 1915; Come to the 2015 Celebration. 

Montebello Centennial Festival
Saturday, September 19   10 a.m - 4 p.m.
at Lake Montebello

Live Music, Food, Fun for kids, Zoo animals, and Antique Cars and more....
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaking at 10:45 a.m.
Northeast Baltimore gets a rare - Maryland Historical Marker!


BALTIMORE:  Baltimore City has been filtering great-tasting water for a century! The Baltimore City Department of Public Works is preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Montebello I Water Filtration Plant - the most advanced water treatment plant in the country when it opened a century ago, and still providing the best quality drinking water today.
On Saturday, September 19, along the shore of beautiful Lake Montebello, DPW will host a fun-filled day of activities, just as Baltimore celebrated its opening a hundred years ago. The celebration takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“One hundred years of providing high-quality filtered water is going to be a landmark event,” said DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E. “Please join us for a fun-filled day as we celebrate the centennial of the Montebello I Filtration Plant, and the ongoing work behind the Baltimore region’s outstanding water system.”
Lake Montebello has been in existence since 1881, but on Sept. 13, 1915, City leaders dedicated the first Montebello Water Filtration Plant, where more than 5,000 citizens gathered on a very hot day. There was a two-hour ceremony to recognize the significant step of purifying our drinking water. Baltimore’s Mayor at that time, James H. Preston, called it “the most important event that has taken place in my time.” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will echo that sentiment and speak of the continuing importance of our drinking water system at a brief ceremony.
The day’s activities will include:
  • Main Stage: live music from some of the best area bands - Letitia VanSant and the Bonafides; Karter Jaymes and the Ezekial Reed Band, and J. Pope and Funk Friday.
  • A variety of additional entertainers on a second stage.
  • Antique automobiles on display from the Chesapeake Region, Antique Automobile Club of America, as well as a period fire engine from the Fire Museum of Maryland.
  • Giveaways - a Montebello History booklet, period boater hats, fans, bags, water bottles, trees, commemorative lapel pins, and more while supplies last!
  • Food - a wide variety of food trucks will be on site ($).
  • A Beer Garden will provide beer and wine for adults ($).
  • Kids Zone - bounce house, giant Legos, coloring activities, kite-making, face-painting, balloon animals, and more.
  • Facility Tours - take a tour of the Montebello Water Filtration Plant.
  • Bicycling around Lake Montebello with bikes available on-site.
  • Disc golf demonstrations for all to participate in this fun activity.
  • Time Capsule - Attendees are invited to leave a note to their descendants of 100 years from now for inclusion. Videos will also be incorporated into this activity.
  • Wildlife Displays - the Maryland Zoo and Carrie Murray Nature Center will be bringing live animals for young and old to see and learn about their habitats and habits.
  • Artists and Crafts! A wide range from the best of Baltimore will have their wares for sale.
  • Historic Artifacts – numerous historical associations form Baltimore City and Baltimore County will have fascinating exhibits relating to the History of the Baltimore City Water System, and of the communities surrounding Montebello.
  • Over 40 historic photo enlargements from glass negatives, many NEVER SEEN BEFORE, will adorn the fence around the lake.
  • Dozens of tents with informational and educational displays from neighboring communities, the  Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Baltimore County, Whitman, Requardt and Associates, and many others will tell you about everything from the new BaltiMeter program, to innovative energy initiatives at the Department of Public Works, how water mains are cleaned and lined, and much more. The Bureau of Solid Waste will also be selling recycling bins at discounted prices at their exhibit tent.
  • A Maryland Historical Marker will also be dedicated on site, recognizing the significance of Montebello, the historic General Samuel Smith estate, the lake and the filtration plants.

The loop road around the lake will be closed to traffic on the day of the event.Plenty of Free Parking will be available at the Hopkins Eastern Campus Lot, SE corner of Ellerslie Avenue and East 33rd Street, opposite the YMCA. Free continuous accessible shuttle busses will be available to Lake Montebello. Parking for the disabled will be available adjacent to the event via the Hillen Road entrance to the Montebello facility, just north of 33rd Street.
 
The Montebello Centennial is a rain or shine event. For additional information, contact DPW at 410-545-6541. Check out the Montebello Centennial flyer attached to this press release. 

This is once-in-a-lifetime event that is not to be missed!

 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

The September 2015 Walthersonian Newsletter can be found here:

September Newsletter

Friday, July 31, 2015

Walthersonian Newsletter - August 2015 & Community Meeting

Our August 2015 newsletter is available now at the link below:

August Newsletter

Our quarterly community meeting will be Tuesday, August 4th at 7:30 PM at Harbel (5807 Harford Road).

Speaker: State Senator McFadden

We plan to discuss the effects of house bills 12 & 13 senate bills 327 & 238 from the 2012 state legislative on our business corridors. These bills state that liquor establishments must be at least 500 ft away from a church in the 45th district. Redistricting has placed both sides of Harford Road in the 45th district and the churches that have moved into the Hamilton business district prevent any liquor license transfers within Hamilton.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

June Walthersonian Newsletter

The June 2015 edition of Waltherson's monthly newsletter, The Walthersonian, is out. You can find it at the link below:

June Newsletter

Remember, crime updates will be posted on our NextDoor site.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Walthersonian Newsletter - May 2015 and May Community Meeting

A copy of our May Newsletter can be found below.  


Our next community meeting will be Tuesday, May 5th at 7:30 PM at Harbel (5807 Harford Road)

Agenda
  • Open forum to discuss concerns about the recent events in Baltimore City
  • Pam Wallace to discuss Healthy Neighborhoods program and new target blocks for Waltherson
  • Vote to confirm Irona Thompson to the vacant board position of Member At Large

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Walthersonian Newsletter April 2015

The April 2015 edition of Waltherson's monthly newsletter, The Walthersonian, is out. You can find it at the link below:

April Newsletter

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Walthersonian Newsletter March 2015

The March 2015 edition of Waltherson's monthly newsletter, The Walthersonian, is out. You can find it at the link below:

March Newsletter

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Walthersonian Newsletter & Meeting - February 2015

A copy of our February Newsletter can be found below.  

February Newsletter

Our next community meeting is Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:30 PM at Harbel (5807 Harford Road).

The items on our agenda are:*Presentation on plans for Bi-Rite expansion and Koons lot to our north*Discussion of auto shop at 3001 Rosekemp / 4713 Harford Rd *Community Concerns     -Discuss concerns surrounding BGE / Water bills*Housing Committee Update *Crime Update

Please remember to mail in your 2015 dues to PO Box 3622, Baltimore MD 21214 to stay current on your membership if you haven't done so already or bring them to the meeting on Tuesday.