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Halethorpe Improvement Association September 14, 2012 at 02:29 am
We try.
Arbutus Improvement Association September 14, 2012 at 03:30 am
The Halethorpe Improvement Association does a fantastic job! So much to thank them for but most ofRead More all the hard work they do and the support they give to other community associations. Wonderful job guys.
Sharon September 14, 2012 at 01:59 pm
There is a noticeable improvement and beauty to those previously "unattended" commonRead More areas. The entire community looks great! Thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard on those hot days. The trash cans and bags have also kept the areas tidy - a very nice addition.
Arbutus Improvement Association May 15, 2012 at 03:13 pm
Listed below is a small list of community associations with in the Southwest Baltimore CountyRead More District 1. PLEASE feel free to visit one or more to voice your community issues and concerns. Our Political Leaders are present at those meetings and are there to hear the voices of the community! That is how things get done and communities are heard. I hope that information helps... If you are interested in any other area meetings please ask and we will be sure to provide that information for you!
al walker May 15, 2012 at 03:53 pm
thanks but i dont live in arbutus. close enough though. we dont have problems like this in myRead More community and when we do we take care of it. it happens only from what is brought into our neighborhood not from those that live here.
Arbutus Town Crier May 15, 2012 at 04:23 pm
First of all Lets have some respect for the people doing there part I applaud them. But If anyoneRead More need to comment on real issues go to "Arbutus Town Crier" this is for issues like the distractions of comments above and leave the negative out from a job well done . Arbutus Improvement Association thank you for your information. Please post it on the "Arbutus Town Crier" This is the safe haven of free speech for people in our area afraid to walk the street, complain about lack of a landlords involvement in the Maintenance and safety AND Mainly the safety of Northern Arbutus resident who are truly afraid of repercussions for speaking out. When everyone feels safe their may be physical involvement but for now we have to embrace this technology at this point. Regards, Compass
Chelsea Willis April 20, 2012 at 03:55 pm
this is great being within the city limits and offering cooking demos and classes. A friend of mineRead More already does this at a farmer's market in the city in hopes of teaching inner city residents that cooking healthy does not have to cost a lot of money. Perhaps the Samaritan Kitchen (my friend's project) could partner with the Samaritan Women?
Halethorpe Improvement Association February 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm
What a terrific story on a terrific family. Jay Schaefer and his brothers have been leaders in theRead More Boyscouts in Halethorpe for many, many years, and it's nice to see the tradition is being passed down to the new generation of Schaefers. Troop 764 has always been willing to chip in when we need a hand. Their most recent help has come in the form of adopting Potomac Ave. for a month. Our community association has been adopting this road for several years and we strive for a litter clean-up once per month, and Troop 764's help will help us continue this goal. Were very grateful to the Schaefers for all the forms in which they help Halethorpe.
Rev. Claire Fiedler February 12, 2012 at 09:10 pm
A great story, especially highlighting the impact of scouting on career choices. A real plus inRead More emphasizing how scouting has shaped Jane. A role-model for other teens, especially girls. Thanks for printing!
Carla Carr November 10, 2011 at 09:35 pm
That would be DARLA Belli and not "Dana Belli!"
Darla November 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm
You can also donate through "Firstgiving" website:Read More http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/darlabelli/darlabellisfundraisingpage ~Darla Belli, Director, Tails of Hope
Nikki Marlatt-Young October 10, 2011 at 12:01 am
The Arbutus Improvement Association tries to notify Bruce of anything days & weeks ahead ofRead More time, sometimes even suppling our own photographs along w/ the ones he takes.. I don't think its fair to say he wasn't interested! I mean there is an article done by The "ARBUTUS" Patch just back in Dec. of Riverview Clean Up! I also read about Riverview clean up & viewed photographs just a few weeks ago about that 9/10 clean up. Honestly when I read that article I figured the only reason why the Arbutus Patch didn't write something on it was because another news source had already. Maybe having two different news reporters writing about the same community clean up may have been a slight over kill. Plus Riverview also received support from the Councilmen's Office where neither Arbutus Improvement Association or Patapsco Valley Heritage Greenway received such support. As a matter of fact neither organization received dumpsters, bags, gloves, or a County Truck to help haul away all the trash. Its a lot of area & different communities for one man and we all want his attention! ;) Ron ~ I wasn't aware of your community clean up until I read about it from a posting the Councilmen shared. Please let other Associations in the area know when you do your clean ups.... I know the A.I.A. will always try to lend a helping hand! Nikki Marlatt-Young / President Arbutus Improvement Association
Arbutus Improvement Association October 10, 2011 at 12:04 am
I was happy there wasn't any "hobos" to be reported on the list! ;)
Betsy McMillion October 12, 2011 at 09:17 pm
Hi, Ron! Let us know about your cleanup efforts and we would be happy to partner with you to helpRead More promote your efforts, advertise for additional volunteers and assist in any way we can to help with your clean up efforts along Herbert Run. We believe the damp and rainy weather scared a lot of our volunteers away, but usually have a lot more folks show up, especially if it is nice weather! Keep up the great work in preserving the Herbert Run watershed!
walker September 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm
some community associations fail due to lack of support from county and state officials as well. whyRead More did it read in early post a man from pasadena supplied a truck. why didnt the county supply the truck or even a glove. isnt that part of county property. if someone else was cleaning my back yard i surly wouldnt have made them go find their own trash bags truck gloves or whatever then expect them to clean my yard for free. thats seems like a problem. if the county use to maintain it why did they stop. i think someone needs to address the problem as to why associations are lacking support of the people who benfit most from doing nada. homeowners are so scared to speak up but there are many problems in this area. did you know that if the area around you looks like a junk yard or a mess and you go to sell your home you face loosing at least $20,0000.00 in property value. that much money all because the guy next door or across the way is able to harbor junk trash highgrass etc. and our county says its ok. in other words you are being robed $20 thou and our officials are saying its ok. i dont blame them though its not effecting me either.
Halethorpe Improvement Association September 21, 2011 at 05:00 am
Walker, There may be a small bit of confusion here. Here's the low-down on this property. It is aRead More bit confusing in the fact that the property lines were draw years ago and that a sewer pipe runs between the stream and the private property involved. Upon deeper investigation it became clear. The County owns the 55 foot wide stream bed ,and next to it, and parallel to it, is a 10ft wide strip of land with a sanitary sewer pipe buried directly beneath it, but the county doesn't own the 10 ft strip. The county simply has a right-of -way to it (has the ability to dig on it to access the pipe for repairs without the property owners consent). Then next to this strip is a private property owned by a resident. This property owner's deed shows that he does not own this sandwiched 10ft strip either. The last owner of this strip was the developer who parceled the land years ago, and it has become a forgotten or abandoned piece of property in essence. The owner has been pushing up daisies for years.
Halethorpe Improvement Association September 21, 2011 at 05:01 am
The County's paving of the path with gravel years ago was probably just a courtesy at the request ofRead More the community when all parties were getting along. The fact that the County doesn't own the strip and the situation has soured with the new adjoining neighbor would explain their lack of continued courtesy maintenance to it, and the absence of a county truck in the recent clearing of the strip. Provisions of a dump truck in the recent clearing would show bias toward one of the feuding parties, even though only one citizen would have objected to the truck's presence. Wouldn't the accommodations of a County truck supplied for the clearing of private property be viewed as partial in the neighbor's mind let alone illegal? The real problem is lack of compromise and reason. To their credit, the County attempted a peace agreement. County participation in the clearing project could have been better attained with an agreement settled, but peace seems unattainable. To the County's discredit, the owner of this 10 ft strip of property could have been settled years ago simply by researching land records in Towson. Mke McAuliffe
Jay Schaefer September 16, 2011 at 11:33 am
The local Scouts have a food drive scheduled for October. They will be placing bags and flyers onRead More or about October 15 with a pickup on October 22. All food collected goes directly to SWES.
Patti Sue Nolan September 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm
I am so glad to hear the Scouts donate their food to SWES! It makes so much more sense to give toRead More the donations right to our community as noted above by Ms. Blackwell. The Arbutus Farmers Market collected several bags of goods, and will have a box there next week too. Thanks to all that brought donations this week.
Tara September 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm
Please consider having your scout groups bring in 1 can/box a week to their weekly meeting that willRead More help as well. Post 109 Scouts are starting this next week, they have asked everyone (kids and parents) to bring in something each week and they will deliver the food the next day. Please consider implementing this idea and/or passing it along.
FIREMAN August 9, 2011 at 01:48 pm
Do they take venison? I know plenty of hunters that would donate? It could be venison ground it goesRead More with anything? Put it in spaghetti sause or hamburger helper , chili There is a national program hunters feed the Hungry but I'm sure we could help locally?
Lorna D. Rudnikas July 23, 2011 at 11:38 pm
Ha, ha, ha - where do you come up with this garbaaage honey child? You do not miss a beat!!
Lisa July 23, 2011 at 11:42 pm
He's not right...
Lorna D. Rudnikas July 24, 2011 at 12:00 am
Perhaps it is time to leave the 2011 parade behind for another year and focus on tomorrow, tomorrow,Read More I love you all tomorrow.....it's only a daaaay awaaaaay!!! :) :) Yes, I'm losing it, ha, ha.
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