Tuesday, June 25, 2013

City Council President Jack Young Joins us for the 2 July Community Meeting

You are invited to the

Reservoir Hill Improvement Council
July 2013 Community Meeting

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 7:00 pm
John Eager Howard Recreation Center, 2100 Brookfield Avenue

Dinner provided free

City Council President Jack Young Joins Us

City Council President, Jack Young, will discuss efforts at securing increased numbers of jobs for city residents, and recent legislation aimed at accomplishing that goal. The City Council President will also discuss other priorities he has for the city.

Re-Visioning Druid Park Lake Drive

Eighty residents met to pool ideas and discuss what we as a community want to see
built on the vacant lots on Druid Park Lake Drive.  Since then the Department of Planning has produced a summary of the workshop, and Housing & Development Team members have been exploring issues in developing a plan.

The summary of the public session on redevelopment of the vacant lots on Druid Park Lake Drive in Reservoir Hill is available on the RHIC website. Even if you missed the session, you can still give your input on RHIC's Views From the Hill blog.  Click Here!

Come to the meeting and discuss some of the options that have emerged.

We need everyone’s input to ensure that any final plan reflects community opinion.

- Central District Police Update
on public safety issues in Reservoir Hill
 - Learn the best ways to retrofit your home for energy efficiency

Do you have a topic you would like to see addressed at a monthly Community Meeting?
If you have any questions or would like to suggest a topic for a Community Meeting, please call the RHIC office at (410) 225-7547, or write to Rick Gwynallen at rgwynallen@reservoirhill.net

 Reservoir Hill is a Healthy Neighborhoods community

Friday, June 21, 2013

Great Yard Sale in Reservoir Hill TOMORROW

Friends, This will be at outstanding yard sale tomorrow by New Lens and Whitelock Community Farm.  Don't miss it!

Check out a full description HERE!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How do you feel about a fee for plastic and paper bags in Baltimore?

A bill introduced to Baltimore's City Council seeks to charge a 10 cent fee on both plastic and paper bags.  This bill hopes to reduce pollution as bag usage is one of the leading causes of clogged storm drains and litter around the city. 
The new legislation will use the generated tax revenue to help fund the Department of Recreation and Parks

How do you feel about a fee for bags?  Citizens Planning & Housing Association (CPHA) wants your feedback.

Read CPHA's  synopsis on this bag tax and take the time to fill out a quick, two minute survey.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tomorrow is Opening Day of the Druid Hill Farmers' Market

Tomorrow's the big day in Druid Hill Park, friends. The Druid Hill Farmers' Market opens for the 2013 season!

Druid Hill Farmers Market Opening Day!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
3:30 to 7:30
Location: Lawn of the Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park

5:00 - 6:00, Story Time
6:00 to 7:00, Markets to Mealtime Workshop
6:00 to 8:00, Music at the Market featuring
Panama Band

In support of the Farmers' Market, the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will be staying open until 7 PM.

This years vendors include:
Hillside Meadow Farm, Audia's Farms North, Dively's Fruit Farm, Stokes Creek Farm, Stoecker Farms, Turner Crossing Farm, Little Peeps Emporium, Natural Feelings, Zakiyyahs, Everything Turkey, Thyme for Green, Ola's Healthy Food, Rising Up Granola, Marie Antoinette (Glutton Free Baked Goods), Tahira's Treats, Italian Ice and the return of the world renowned market sprinkler!

Presented by the Friends of Druid Hill Park, the Rawlings Conservatory and the Baltimore City Dept of Recreation and Parks

Monday, June 3, 2013

Your Input Needed for Re-development of Druid Park Lake Drive

About 80 people participated in a workshop to give input into a community vision for the re-development of the Mayor & City Council-owned vacant lots on Druid Park Lake Drive in Reservoir Hill.  The Department of Planning prepared a summary of that session, and it is available on the RHIC website at:

We want to encourage everyone to read the summary and provide any thoughts you have on this blog, whether in response to the summary or simply your thoughts about the site.

You may also email your comments to
Rick Gwynallen at rgwynallen@reservoirhill.net