Ridgely’s Record

January community meeting

This month’s community meeting will be held on the second floor of Pickle’s Pub on Wednesday, January 4, at 7pm. All are welcome. There will be an online option for anyone who is uncomfortable with meeting in person. Login details will be posted on the Ridgely’s website at: ridgelysdelight.org/jan23-meeting

Welcome to the 2023 RDA board of directors

President: Bobby Goodfellow
Vice President Operations: David Sebastiao
Vice President Communication: Bill Reuter
Secretary: Maia Tatinclaux
Treasurer: Karin Lundquist
Parliamentarian: Paul Rubenson
Members at Large: Gerri Salley, Julie Day, Nicole Dungee, Clare Elliott, and Julia Lebherz

First Friday happy hour

Come start the new year with our extended neighbors! We've arranged for a joint happy hour this month, together with the Pigtown and Barre Circle communities. Meet us anytime after 5:30pm at Pickett Brewing Company, 1130 South Paca St.

Christmas tree recycling

The Department of Public Works will offer curbside tree collection in the month of January. Set your tree out with your regular trash on Wednesday. Ensure that all ornaments, tinsel and other decorations are removed from the tree. Trees will no longer be picked up after January 31.

DPW also offers free mulching services to city residents Dec. 27 through Feb. 4, 2023. Take your tree to the Northwest Residential Drop-Off Center at 2840 Sisson St. from 9am until 5pm, Monday through Saturday. Bring bags or containers to collect the mulch.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service

Join Civic Works on February 16 for “A Day On, Not a Day Off”.  They have indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities.  Outdoor Project sites will include Civic Works’ Community Landscaping, Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, Waverly Main Street, and Mount Clare.  Indoor sites will include the Baltimore Community Tool Bank, The Loading Dock, and Second Chance. Individual volunteers and groups are welcome! Register online 

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.

January recycling dates

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

  • Friday, January 13
  • Friday, January 27

Street sweeping

The scheduled street sweeping dates in Ridgely’s are:

  • Odd sides of the street — Wednesday, January 18
  • Even sides of the street — Wednesday, January 25