Ridgely’s Record

Annual neighborhood holiday party

The holiday season is fast approaching and that means it’s time for our annual neighborhood holiday party! This year, we’re spreading the cheer at Pickles Pub, on the first floor in the “Sugarmore” area. Join us on December 8th starting at 6 pm for an evening of festive fun, tempting food, and heartwarming company.

Admission is just $5 cash at the door, and this includes your choice of drink specials and heavy appetizers. To add to the sweetness of the evening, we invite our talented neighborhood bakers to contribute to our potluck dessert table. Please bring your favorite holiday treat to share and let’s indulge in a delightful array of homemade goodies.

No holiday party is complete without a special visit from Santa Claus! If you’ve been good this year, he may allow you to take a photo with him. 

Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable evening of holiday cheer. We can’t wait to celebrate the season with everyone!

New RDA officers and board members elected

A new Ridgely’s Delight board of directors was elected by the community at our November meeting. They are: 

  • President: Nicole Dungee
  • V. P. Operations: Sidas Saulynas
  • V.P. Communications: Bill Reuter
  • Secretary: Maia Tatinclaux
  • Treasurer: Billy Hufnell
  • Parliamentarian: Paul Rubenson
  • Board members at large: Julia Lebhertz, Gerri Salley, Molly Goodfellow, Syrus Razavi

Plans for redeveloping Harborplace released

 A new Harborplace is taking shape with plans for a mixed-use development of retail and commercial space along with two residential towers and an amphitheater at the Inner Harbor.

Developers, along with state and city leaders, have released initial plans for a mixed-use waterfront designed for environmental resiliency, with more public and park space, better water views with water access, and gathering places.

The designs, along with videos, can be viewed online.

Christmas Village returns to the Inner Harbor

Get into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Village in the West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor! This event has a traditional German Christmas market feel, with food, drinks, and unique handmade gifts from local and international vendors. Fill up on waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst, and mulled wine. Open from November 18 to December 24.

Baltimore Peninsula’s tree lighting 

Enjoy an evening of live music, warm cider, hot chocolate, whiskey cocktails, and family-friendly activities including children’s crafts outside of the Sagamore Distillery in the Baltimore Peninsula neighborhood on Friday, December 1. The tree lighting will be lit at 7 pm.

Holiday makers market

The Holiday Makers Market, Baltimore’s home of handmade artistry, will be held at Harborplace’s Light St. Pavillion on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3. You will be able to browse over 60 homegrown brands and entrepreneurs toting gifts like modern streetwear, original art and jewelry.

December recycling dates

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

  • Friday, December 1
  • Friday, December 15
  • Friday, December 29

Street sweeping

The scheduled street sweeping dates in December are:

  • Odd sides of the street — December 20
  • Even sides of the street — December 27