Ridgely’s Record

Ridgely’s Delight Association (RDA) December community meeting

There will be an online community meeting on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 pm. Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Ridgely’s Delight is welcome, but preregistration for this Zoom event will be required. Sign up through the neighborhood website.

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December Street Sweeping Dates

Automatic street sweeping has been canceled until further notice. If you’re able to help, please take a moment and clean in front of your house.
Trash is picked up every Wednesday.
Recycling pickup has been canceled until further notice.

Ridgely’s Delight Holiday Decorating Contest

Join in to help cheer up and brighten our neighborhood this COVID winter and to raise money for charity. All Ridgely’s residents are encouraged to participate. Decorate your house, apartment, or business in a holiday theme, winter theme, or whatever theme you choose.

Participants are asked to contribute $10 at registration. Whoever receives the most votes from neighbors, will win half the total contributions and the other half will be donated to a Baltimore charity of the winner’s choice. Register by Thursday, December 10. Provide a marked envelope with name, address, email, Baltimore charity of choice, and $10 through Nicole Dungee’s mail slot (632 S Paca Street). Nicole will email you to confirm receipt. Or, email Nicole (ndungee261@gmail.com) to register or to arrange payment by Venmo.

Starting on the evening of Saturday, December 12, all neighbors will be able to view an online map showing the participants and their charity of choice. Visit them all and then vote online for your favorite. Judging continues through the 15th. Paper copies and a ballot box will also be available in the Ridgely’s Mini Mart. One vote per person please.

Winner will be announced on the Ridgely’s Delight Facebook page, Saturday, December 19.

To view the map of participants and vote (starting the evening of Dec. 12), go to http://www.ridgelysdelight.org/holiday-contest

Holiday events around the City

Dec. 3, 7:30pm — Due to the pandemic, you will not be able to attend the annual Monument Lighting Celebration live this year. Instead, it will be shown on WJZ (channel 13). The half hour show will feature music, local celebrities, and seasonal memories before leading a virtual countdown to the lighting.

Dec. 4-6 — Charm City Craft Mafia’s Annual Holiday Heap will be taking place virtually. Shop for hyper-local holiday gifts for all of your loved ones in one place. https://www.charmcitycraftmafia.com/holiday-heap

Fridays in December — Craft Your Own Cocktail tour at Sagamore Spirit. Gather in the tasting room with individual stations to make two signature cocktails. All guests will be making Sagamore Fizz and Cinnamon-Maple Sour cocktails. https://www.facebook.com/events/910475986149994/

Renovation reminders

All home improvement renovation work requires a Baltimore City permit. Additionally, Ridgely’s Delight is a historic neighborhood in a CHAP district and exterior work on your home requires CHAP approval prior to the start of any renovation. To review the guidelines, please visit chap.baltimorecity.gov.