Monday, October 22, 2012
About 100 children participated in the fall festival sponsored by Lansdowne Improvement Association on Saturday.
Lansdowne Improvement Association sponsored its first Fall Festival in Hillcrest Park on Saturday, much to the delight of about 100 children who participated. There was face painting, hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, scarecrow-stuffing, free pumpkins and other seasonaal treats.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Arbutus scout troop and AVFD will be on hand for Oct. 13 Lansdowne clean-up day.
Volunteers are needed for a community clean-up day around Hillcrest Park Lake sponsored by Lansdowne Improvement Association. The clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A Boy Scout troop from Arbutus and members of Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to assist, said LIA president Gary Koloski. Water, gloves and equipment will be provided, according to Koloski. To volunteer or for more information call (410) 247-3775.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Long-awaited fence installed with $10,000 grant from CSX.
A work crew has begun work on installing a wrought iron fence along Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne. In May, Lansdowne Improvement Association received a $10,000 grant from CSX to replace about 90 yards of fence, Arbutus Times reported. LIA vice president Chris Koloski said that the work to install the new fence should be completed within days.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Former Lansdowne Improvement Association president left home town for new job in Phoenix months ago.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
June 20 walk-through aimed at reducing nuisances to the community.
The Lansdowne Improvement Association has a message for hoarders, harborers of rats and the landscaping-impaired members of the community: You had your chance. LIA is organizing a code enforcement sweep of the community for June 20, when county Code Enforcement Inspector Phillip Mills will patrol neighborhoods looking for uncovered trash cans, high grass and weeds, and junk-littered yards. "We do not want to see neighbors cited, but we are focused on cleaning up our community for everyone's benefit," the group announced to Lansdowne residents on its Facebook page. On June 2, LIA arranged to have two dumpsters available during a community clean-up of Hillcrest Park for residents to dispose of household and yard debris. LIA Vice President …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Lansdowne Improvement Association organizing June 2 effort for community park and lake.
Volunteers are sought for a clean-up event spearheaded by members of the Lansdowne Improvement Association at Hillcrest Park on Third Avenue for Saturday, June 2, from 7 a.m. to noon. Dumpsters will be provided for trash picked up from the shoreline of the lake and the park, according to a notice posted to the group's Facebook wall, and for residents to discard items from their property. Members of the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department water rescue team will be on hand to remove debris from the lake in Hillcrest Park, sources tell Arbutus Patch. Later in June, a code enforcement sweep is scheduled for the Lansdowne area to address nuisances and code violations, according to LIA leadership.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Graffiti-strewn blemish obliterated with a coat of fresh concrete paint.
Members of Lansdowne Improvement Association took to brushes and paint rollers on May 12 to tackle a longstanding annoyance--two graffiti-tarnished alcoves that remain from the sealed tunnel beneath Hammonds Ferry Road and the CSX tracks. "When businesses look at Lansdowne, we don't want them to see broken windows and graffiti," said the LIA's Chris Koloski. "We just want to present a good image. We're a part of making the community look better." On hand were LIA president Gary Koloski and board members John Yanulov, Karl McGovern and Betty Knox. Also working was councilman Tom Quirk--who donated $200 to LIA for the paint--and legislative aide Pete Kriscumas. Del. James Malone dropped by to participate in a supervisory capacity. When one …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Residents to paint vandalized tunnel beneath Hammonds Ferry Road.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Members of Riverview, Lansdowne and Baltimore Highlands community hoist banners.
Flags were raised on newly strung flagpoles at the community gateway located at Lansdowne and Hollins Ferry roads by members of the Baltimore Highlands, Riverview and Lansdowne communities.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
LIA president Brian Bailey accepts job in Arizona.
Lansdowne native and live-long resident Brian Bailey, elected president of Lansdowne Improvement Association last summer, announced on Jan. 19 that he accepted a job in Arizona and is leaving the area. "We'll really miss Brian," said LIA board member Christine Koloski, who has known Bailey since he was five years old while working as a teacher's assistant at Lansdowne Elementary School. "This is a very big opportunity for him," Koloski said. "He's a very kind and generous person, and I'm very proud of his accomplishments." Beginning March 1, Bailey will become executive director of the Phoenix-based Arizona Petroleum Marketers Association. Previously, Bailey worked in the government relations office of the American Urological Association. …