Thursday, February 23, 2012

Old York Forest Garden Announcement

"This is the first of many announcements from the newly formed Old York Forest Garden, on the corner of 36th St. and Old York Road. Since we spoke at the Waverly Improvement Association meeting in December we have made some important progress in realizing this community garden project. We have ordered over 50 fruit and nut trees through TreeBaltimore to plant in the 36th St. lot as well as other spaces throughout the Waverly neighborhood.

In addition we have tentatively scheduled a workday for this coming Saturday, February 25th from Noon until we finish what needs to be accomplished. All are invited to come. We’ll be doing general clean up of the lot, from picking up trash to hauling what’s left of the brush that’s sitting on the property. Keep posted for any changes due to inclement weather, etc.

As far as other progress goes, we are seeking donations for tools, untreated lumber (for raised beds) and a modest fence to enclose the property. Please come out for the workday and we’ll keep you updated with more news soon."

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Uncle Lee's and the Great Wall of Waverly

Check out the following story,, released on February 4, 2012 in North Baltimore Patch regarding the damage inside the dilapidated Uncle Lee's building affecting the Waverly Mural on the corner of 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue.

One of Waverly's concerned neighbors took the photos here to send to the appropriate parties and, hopefully, drum up interest in resolving the many issues with this vacant commercial property, starting with the structural damage.

At least the open windows that you see featured in the second picture have been "closed."

Friday, February 17, 2012

March 6 WIA General Meeting, Featured Guest and Author Clarence Brown

Join us on March 6 for the Waverly Improvement Association General Meeting, 6:30PM, at the Waverly Elementary School. Waverly Elementary address is: 3400 Ellerslie Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Covered Gutter, Parkwyrth and Old York

A common sight on our walks. Some drains are filled with trash, which wreaks havoc on our waterways. This drain is covered with so much debris, the storm water has no place to go but in areas that simply wreak havoc on sidewalks, streets, and yards. Learn more about how you can get involved in our neighborhood and the City with Blue Water Baltimore.

Disenfranchisement Statement

On the light pole at 35th and Old York. This is a popular pole for flyers and the like.

Up in a Tree

Usually you see ratty shoes hanging from electrical wires; this time we saw a nice pair of shoes in a tree.