May/June 2016 edition of The Arcadian newsletter

The May/June 2016 edition edition of The Arcadian newsletter was recently distributed. In case you missed it, you can read it here.

If you would like to submit items for publication in The Arcadian, June 30 is the deadline for submitting items for the July/August issue. Please send them to: Betty Mayes, 3209 Berkshire Rd., Baltimore, MD 21214, or e-mail

Final call for applications for AIA Paul Preziosi Scholarship

The Arcadia Improvement Association’s Paul Preziosi Scholarship is worth $200 toward tuition, books, or supplies.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Must be a resident of Arcadia
  2. Must be a high school senior
  3. Must reside in a household with a current membership in the Arcadia Improvement Association
  4. Must complete and submit application by May 31.

For application materials contact Sarah Sette, 3500 Parkside Drive, 410-444-9393,

DPW Customer Service to Offer Extended Walk-In Hours, Assistance – April 26-28, 2016

DPW Customer Support and Services will be offering extended hours to provide water customers the opportunity to discuss and pay bills prior to the closing of tax sale files at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016. Delinquent water bills may qualify a property for tax sale.

Regular customer service hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The extended hours will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following days:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Customers with outstanding tax sale issues have until noon on Friday, April 29, 2016, to have them addressed in-person with a customer service representative. Payments will be accepted on-line until 4:30 p.m. that day. The website is, and customers can click on the “Make a Payment” icon.

Customer Support and Services is located in the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

For questions concerning this matter, or billing in general, please call: 410-396-5398.

Become a member of the Arcadia Improvement Association

Show your pride in our beautiful neighborhood by joining the Arcadia Improvement Association today! The Arcadia Improvement Association is solely a volunteer driven organization. It is the hard work of all of our neighbors that makes our neighborhood association so successful.

Your annual dues of only $10 per family make a huge difference! Your contribution helps cover basic operating costs, like publishing the newsletter and supporting community activities like the annual block party and yearly donations to the non-profit organizations that directly impact our community.

•Make checks payable to: Arcadia Improvement Association
•Send to: Arcadia Improvement Association, P.O. Box 24515, Baltimore, MD 21214

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


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.