Ridgely’s Record

Ridgely’s Delight Association (RDA) September Community Meeting

There will be an online community meeting on Wednesday, September 2 at 7pm. Anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Ridgely’s Delight is welcome, but preregistration for this Zoom event will be required. Sign up through the neighborhood website.

September Street Sweeping Dates

Automatic street sweeping has been canceled until further notice. If you’re able to help, please take a moment and clean in front of your house.
Trash is picked up every Wednesday.
Recycling is canceled until further notice.

Neighborhood Parking Enforcement to Resume

Parking Enforcement resumes on September 1, 2020. If you have a blue Area 5 decal on your car that expired June 30, 2020, you don’t need to do anything. Your decal is still valid. 

If you are new to the neighborhood, purchased a new car or replaced your windshield or your license plates, you need to apply for a new Area 5 decal. Please visit PABC’s (Parking Authority of Baltimore City) website

Beautification Committee Meeting 

This committee has been recently re-instated and they would like to invite any and all residents interested to join in. A Zoom meeting is being set up for September for the committee to discuss plans for Fall planting and any ideas for next year. Please considering joining the meeting and bringing your creativity to keep RD beautiful. If you are interested, please email beautificationchair.rda@gmail.com.

Scooter to the Polls

On Election Day, Lime Scooters will offer free rides to the polls to help Americans overcome transportation barriers that may keep them from participating in the democratic process. Go to limetothepolls.com for more information.

School Supply Drive

George Washington Elementary, our neighborhood school, is looking for supplies for students. Contact Ms. Shah-Nelson at sshah-nelson@bcps.k12.md.us for a list of what items are needed, or to arrange for a pick-up.

Ridgely’s Delight Halloween 2020

Due to Covid-19, this year’s Halloween festivities and trick-or-treating may not be like previous years. We want to ask residents to get involved in a Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt for the neighborhood children to participate in. You can number a pumpkin and put it on your stoop to give the kids in the neighborhood an opportunity to still get out and walk around in their costumes searching for all of the numbered pumpkins. Once we have a head count, your house will be assigned a number. Feel free to carve a pumpkin as well. We also have been given art kits as prizes for children who complete the scavenger hunt donated from Young Audiences, a program that recently won the National Award for summer learning, headed up by Kurtis Donnelly. 

For more information or to add your child/children to the list for prizes, add your house as a stop, and a map, please contact beautificationchair.rda@gmail.com.

Texting 911 is Now Possible

Call if you can, text if you can’t. 911 call centers now accept text messages, in an effort to help those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or who have a speech disability, as well as those who are not in a safe position to make a call.