Ridgely’s Record

No August community meeting

There is no community meeting scheduled for this month. The next community meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of September (9/7) and the board will meeting on the second Wednesday (9/14).

National Night Out pot luck picnic

The National Night Out is an annual event taking place this year on Tuesday, August 2, from 6 pm – 9 pm, in Conway Park.

National Night Out encourages people to get outside to meet their neighbors and interact with police and fire fighters. The event is meant to strengthen neighborhood spirit and build partnerships in an informal setting.

Bring the roommates, the kids or just yourself and enjoy an evening of socializing. The Ridgely’s Delight Association will be providing hot dogs, burgers and veggie options and we ask neighbors to bring a side dish or dessert to share. BYOB. It’s always a good time.

Dogs are ok, but must be kept on a leash. If you have questions, please email sharon@reuter.net

The Ridgely’s Gala

Join your neighbors on Thursday, August 11, for a delightful night of drinks, dinner, dancing, and celebrating Ridgely’s Delight!

The Ridgely’s Gala, is a special opportunity for any and all to come and support a great cause. Get dressed up and prepare for an evening of socializing, and a bit of learning at Suspended Brewing. Included with your $80 admission:

A limited number of tickets are available and must be pre-purchased by August 8. For more information visit ridgelysgala.eventbrite.com

We hope you’ll join us for a night of great company, delicious food, and celebrating the neighborhood we all love: Ridgely’s Delight!

My Father’s Plan

Thanks to a collaboration between the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership and our neighborhood association, a team from My Father’s Plan will be picking up litter on our neighborhood’s streets twice a month. My Father’s Plan is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating change for inner city youth through community activism, financial literacy, and community outreach. If you see the crew working on your block, take a moment to thank them.

Street sweeping returns

The city has announced that the street sweeping program is back. On street sweeping days, please move your car to allow the mechanical street sweepers to reach the curb.  In addition to creating a cleaner city, street sweeping helps to ensure that debris does not enter into our storm drains polluting local waterways.

The scheduled dates in August are:

  • Wednesday, August 17 — Even side of the street
  • Wednesday, August 24 — Odd side of the street

August recycling dates

Recycling is collected in the neighborhood on a bi-weekly schedule. Our pickup days this month will be:

  • Friday, August 12
  • Friday, August 26

DPW encourages residents to “Recycle Right” by putting accepted materials in their carts and avoiding the use of plastic bags and other contaminants. For a simple guide to what items get recycled in Baltimore, visit the DPW website.