Leaf Collection Begins

Bagged leaf collection season has started and continues through January 4, 2016. The Bureau of Solid Waste will collect up to 20 bags of leaves every Monday throughout the season. Residents must call 311 before Sunday at 10 pm for the next day’s collection. Residents may make multiple appointments for up to two months prior to the pickup date.

The Bureau of Solid Waste will also continue to collect up to 5 bags of leaves on the regular trash collection day. Residents need to put leaves in clear or labeled bags and place them at their regular mixed refuse collection location and not in the public right-of-way. With Monday collections and regular mixed refuse collections, the Bureau of Solid Waste will collect, in total, 25 bags of leaves per week per resident. Residents can also drop off bagged leaves at any of the five Bureau of Solid Waste locations Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Adopt a Tree in Herring Run Park

Many of the trees in Herring Run Park are being enveloped by vines. The vines are not parasites living off the tree but are simply reaching for light. However, they prevent light from reaching the tree and damage it further by the cumulative weight of the vines. So, vines destroy trees and need to be removed for the health of the forest.

There are over 440 households in Arcadia. If each household were to select (adopt) a vine covered tree and cut a “window” in all the vine stems at the base of the tree they would protect that tree for the next several years. This would have a great impact on the forest bordering Arcadia. Please adopt a tree. Should you not be able to get into the forest to save a tree yourself, perhaps you could sponsor another person to make the effort for you. Contact one of the Arcadia board members for a metal marker to ID your tree.

Inaugural Arcadiafest a Rousing Success

Arcadiafest_2015

On October 17 co-chairs Jack Sheehe and Molly Dicken, along with many volunteers put on Arcadiafest – a German themed block party, with appropriate music, beverages, and food, pumpkin painting, and a moon bounce. In addition, many families brought delicious desserts, salads, or casseroles. All in all, there was wunderbare Geselligkeit und Nachbarschaft (wonderful merrymaking and neighborliness). Thanks to Jack and Molly and all the volunteers for an outstanding event. It certainly would be nice to have an annual fall block party.

November/December edition of The Arcadian newsletter

The November/December edition of The Arcadian newsletter was recently distributed. In case you missed it, you can read it here:

The Arcadian November/December 2015

If you would like to submit items for publication in The Arcadian, December 30 is the deadline for submitting items for the January/February issue. Please send them to: Betty Mayes, 3209 Berkshire Rd., Baltimore, MD 21214, or e-mail bbmayes@verizon.net.

September/October edition of The Arcadian newsletter

The September/October edition of The Arcadian newsletter was recently distributed. In case you missed it, you can read it here:

The Arcadian September/October 2015

If you would like to submit items for publication in The Arcadian, October 30 is the deadline for submitting items for the November/December issue. Please send them to: Betty Mayes, 3209 Berkshire Rd., Baltimore, MD 21214, or e-mail bbmayes@verizon.net.

Winners of Paul Preziosi Scholarship Announced

Preziosi Scholars 2015

Pictured left to right are: Matthew Brill-Carlat, Thomas Preziosi, Aaron Gehring and Catherine Preziosi.


The winners of the Arcadia Improvement Association Paul Preziosi Scholarship are Matthew Brill-Carlat and Aaron Gehring.

Matthew and Aaron described their future plans.

Matthew: “I’m attending Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY. I don’t know what I’ll major in, but I will continue my studies in History and Spanish and hope to explore Psychology for the first time. I’m planning to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country, play Ultimate Frisbee, do theater, and discover lots of new interests. My heartfelt thanks to the AIA for the scholarship!”

Aaron: “I am honored to be selected for the Preziosi scholarship to help me pursue my goals in college. I will be attending Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I believe that Salisbury University is a school that I will help me thrive in my major and will be a great experience that I will remember long after my time there. I am going in to study Social Work and Political Science so that I will be able to help people in the world and in finding ways to make the world a better place. At Salisbury University, I will be learning to advocate for people that are in need and to work with the community to help others. I want to explore policy making for changes that can impact large groups of marginalized people. Thank you for the chance that you have given me with this scholarship. I will use it well.”

Congratulations to our neighborhood scholars!

July/August edition of The Arcadian newsletter

You probably received a copy of the July/August edition of The Arcadian newsletter. In case you missed it, you can read it here:

The Arcadian July/August 2015

August 30 is the deadline for submitting items for the September/October issue. If you would like to submit items for publication in The Arcadian, please send them to: Betty Mayes, 3209 Berkshire Rd., Baltimore, MD 21214, or e-mail bbmayes@verizon.net.

DPW to Begin Installing New Water Meters in East and Northeast Baltimore

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works announced that installation of its new water meters, known as BaltiMeter, will expand this Wednesday, June 17, into East Baltimore and portions of Northeast Baltimore.

The installation area is approximately bounded by the City Line on the east, Harford Road/Avenue-Ensor Street-Gay Street on the west, Northern Parkway on the north, and the Baltimore Harbor on the south. A map of the new installation area is available on BaltiMeter.com; it is the portion of Sector 6 located within City limits.

During these installations, water should typically need to be turned off for less than an hour. Customers will be notified by letter about two weeks in advance of the installations. Door hang tags and street signs will be posted to notify customers that installations are pending. In addition, customers will be notified by a knock on the door just before the water is turned off. Meter installers will not need to enter customers’ homes.

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