Ridgely’s Record

October community meeting

This month’s community meeting will be held on the second floor of Pickles Pub on Wednesday, October 4, at 7pm. All are welcome. There will be an online option. Login details and an agenda will be posted on the Ridgely’s website.

Board nominations

The November meeting will be the board election. The current slate is as follows:

  • Vice President (operations): Sidas Saulinas
  • Vice President (communications): Bill Reuter
  • Secretary: Maia Tatinclaux
  • Treasurer: Billy Hufnell
  • Parliamentarian: Paul Rubenson
  • Members at large: Nicole Dungee; Clare Elliott; Julia Lebherz, Gerri Salley.

There are a few positions open, so if you are interested In bettering the community, please contact president@ridgelysdelight.org

RDA bylaws updates

The bylaws of our association provide operating guidelines for how we conduct business. While not the most exciting conversation, updating these to ensure smooth operations that keep the community first is important. With that in mind, I have made some recommendations to update job descriptions of a few of the president's responsibilities, allowing for email communication to bring the bylaws into the 2020s and membership. Most debatable is the recommendation regarding members in good standing status. Simply put — if you qualify as a member — you are in good standing. Over the past five years, community involvement has stagnated and decreased. This is readily seen in decreasing numbers for board member elections over that time span. Broadening membership in good standing builds inclusivity and community equity. To assure predictable votes and elections changes are also provided for how to establish quorum and community notice requirements before votes. Click here to access a document outlining changes to the bylaws — all highlighted in yellow. New words are highlighted in yellow, and removals are struck through.

I hope you will join us in October to provide to-the-point feedback and support for our changing organization.  Thank you, Bobby Goodfellow, President, Ridgely's Delight Association

Neighborhood happy hour

Join us for a fun and casual First Friday Happy Hour at Suspended Brewing Company, on Friday, October 6th, starting at 5:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, enjoy a delicious beer, and support a local business.

Suspended Brewing Company is located at 912 Washington Blvd. and offers a variety of beers to choose from, including lagers, ales, and sour beers. 

Everyone is welcome at this event, so come on out and bring a friend!

City Council redistricting 

Mayor Brandon Scott recently introduced a city council redistricting plan that would move Ridgely’s Delight from the 11th District (Eric Costello) to the 10th (Phylicia Porter). The plan is not final, the council still has to approve or amend the map prior to it taking effect. See the full press release.

Plans for Conway Park released

After gathering input from two public meetings with our community, the final design for the northern section of Conway Park has been released. Construction will begin once funding is secured. You can view the design by clicking here. Thanks to the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership for making this improvement happen!

Carroll Park music series

Free concerts in the park are happening on the first and third Sundays in October. Join them at the field house at 4 pm for music starting at 5 pm.

  • October 1 — Hall Williams Band
  • October 15 — Joe Keyes & Late Bloomer Band

Harbor Harvest children’s fall festival

Make some autumn memories with your family at the Waterfront Partnership’s annual Harbor Harvest Children's Fall Festival on Sunday, October 22, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, in Rash Field Park. Pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, snack on some local food truck favorites, and have your face painted. Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities, such as pony rides, the trackless train, and carnival rides.

South Baltimore brewery district

Checkerspot Brewing Co., Pickett Brewing Company, Suspended Brewing Company, and Wico Street Beer Co. are joining forces to create a walkable craft beer district in Pigtown and launching it with an inaugural event on October 28. Event-goers will enjoy craft beer releases, live music, and celebrations as they walk between the four breweries. The breweries will be announcing more details of the inaugural event soon.

Come walk with us

Our community’s Citizens on Patrol (COP) walks are every Monday evening at 7:30 pm. The group is always looking for more people to walk with them. If you’re interested in joining, please contact safety@ridgelysdelight.org 

October recycling dates

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

  • Friday, October 6
  • Friday, October 20

Street sweeping

The scheduled street sweeping dates for this month are:

  • Odd sides of the street — October 18
  • Even sides of the street — October 25