Ridgely’s Record

Ridgely’s Delight Association (RDA) Community Meeting — Wednesday, January 8

Our meeting this month will be on Wednesday, January 8, starting at 7 p.m. in the back dining room of Frank & Nic’s West End Grille (511 W. Pratt St.). You are encouraged to attend if you live, own property, or a business in Ridgely’s Delight. The RDA board meeting will immediately follow the community meeting.


January 15 (odd side)
January 22 (even side)

  • Trash is picked up every Wednesday.
  • Recycling is picked up every Friday.
  • Street sweeping o ccurs e very 3rd W ednesday on the odd side of the street and every 4th Wednesday on the even side of the street.

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Baltimore is a delicious city — it’s the local mecca of food. Just last year, Thrillist named Baltimore one of “The Best Food City in Every State”. From January 10 until the 19th, enjoy two-course $15 or $20 brunch and lunch menus, and three-course dinner menus for $25, $35, or $45. See baltimorerestaurantweek.com for a list of participating restaurants.

New businesses on Washington Blvd.

A few months ago, Pigtown welcomed the latest addition to their growing main street. Charm City Books (782 Washington Blvd). is an Indie bookstore and community gathering space.

Opening soon will be the Vagrant Coffee Milk and Honey Market (908 Washington B lvd). They will s erve drip coffee drinks and lattes, along with nitro cold brew, kombucha from Baltimore’s Wild Kombucha, and tea from Baltimore’s Wight Tea Company. Food will be “classic American lunch fare” including turkey sandwiches and chicken salad served on bread from local bakeries, salads, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pastries, and hash from Baltimore’s Stone’s Throw Hash.

Newletter Distributors Needed

Thank you to all the volunteers who handeliver the newsletters. The association is always looking for more distributors. If you live in Ridgely’s, and can volunteer your time once a month, please email president@ ridgelysdelight.org. It’s good way to add extra steps to your routine.


Christmas Tree Collection Dates

Curbside tree collection occurs January 2 through the 31st. Set trees out on our regular Wednesday trash collection day. Make sure the tree is free of decorations.

Disposing Large Trash Items

Baltimore City makes it free and realitively easy to get rid of your large items (bulk trash). Bulk trash collection can be scheduled by calling 311 at least four business days prior to pickup (not including holidays). The number of pickups scheduled citywide per day is limited to approximately 600. When the limit is reached, collection may be scheduled for any other available date.

Restrictions apply: No more than 3 items will be collected (exception: up to 4 tires, without rims). No auto parts or building materials will be collected. No flammable or hazardous waste (including paint) will be collected. For more information or to schedule a pickup, dial 311.

Anther option is to take the items to the nearest Citizen Drop-Off Center:

701 Reedbird Avenue, (410) 396-3367,
Open Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm

Acceptable materials at the Citizens’ Convenience Centers include household trash, furniture, other bulk items, appliances, scrap metal, cans, glass, plastics, paper, cardboard, tires, electronics, and used oil.

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. You may also contact the chair of the neighborhood Architectural Review Committee with any renovation related questions: arc@ridgelysdelight.org.

Ridgely’s on Social Media

Keep up with what’s happening around the neighborhood by liking the neighborhood page on Facebook. www.facebook.com/ridgelysdelight

Consider joining NextDoor, a private social network for neighborhoods. Their app is available for Android and iPhone. ridgelysdelightmd.nextdoor.com