PPNA Fundraiser Day at Loading Dock 2/27

Reminding neighbors to mark your calendar for this coming Saturday, when Loading Dock Liquors will be supporting the PPNA with a fundraiser. Make your purchase and mention Patterson Park Neighborhood Association and we’ll see 10% of the pretax total of your receipt. Loading Dock Liquors is at 2120 Fleet Street, and has been a great friend of the PPNA as we plan for the March 7 Gala (get your tickets, less than two weeks away!).



Thursday, Dec 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Breath of God Lutheran Church, 141 S Clinton St

Neighbors in Baltimore are forming a Solar Co-op to go solar as a group and get a discount. Join us to learn more about the basics of solar and how the co-op works!

Based on the same principal as buying in bulk, the co-op will go through the process of purchasing solar systems together. The group will select a single contractor to install systems on all of the homes, but each participant owns their own system and will sign their own contract with the chosen installer.

By going solar as a group, members will save 30% off the cost of a solar system. They’ll also have the support of the co-op throughout the process instead of having to go it alone. The co-op is being organized by Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore program and Maryland SUN. Anyone located in Baltimore City and Baltimore County is welcome to join. Come to the information session, or call your personal Energy Advocate at: 410-929-6139 or http://www.retrofitbaltimore.org/solar_co-op_info_session

Trusted information from your personal Energy
• Advocate to help you decide if going solar is right
for you
• Free step-by-step guidance throughout the solar
installation process

• Save 70% off the cost of going solar by taking
advantage of the co-op discount, federal tax credit,
solar renewable energy credits, and state grants
• Final cost of between $4,500 and $8,000, depending
on the size of your solar system

• Contractor selected through a competitive Request
for Proposals process, to ensure the highest quality
work at the best price
• Confidence of working with trusted non-profit
organizations advocating on your behalf

12-18-14 Solar Info Session Flyer (Color)

Solar Panels & Cool Roof

Sat. June 8th: South Sector Clean-Up & Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Resource Fair!

Meet your neighbors at 10 am at the corner of Lombard & Curley to Clean Up our South Sector.  We will have gloves and tools for you to use.

Then walk to Library Square for the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Resource Fair! (11 am to 2 pm).  There will be free food, live music from Billy B, art and recycling activities for kids and adults, and information on upcoming community events and activities.  Plus, 1/2 priced recycling bins!

Ginny Dobry, 1933-2013

Lifelong Patterson Park resident and activist Virginia (“Ginny”) Dobry passed away peacefully in her sleep February 3rd at home.

Ginny’s family recently set up an online journal with information and thoughts from friends and neighbors: caringbridge.org/visit/virginiadobry. Friends are encouraged to continue posting thoughts and wishes for the Dobry family.

Ginny was a much-beloved life-long resident of Patterson Park, as well as an important neighborhood leader and activist. She raised her family with her late husband, Dan, in her two-story rowhome on Kenwood Avenue, where she lived since 1956. In more recent years, she was known for the welcome packages she baked for new residents of the neighborhood, her participation on the board of Banner Neighborhoods, and her continued activism and advocacy for Patterson Park.

Her family asks that in lieu of any flowers or other gifts, please donate to the Virginia Dobry Community Programs Fund, which honors Ginny and her decades-long engagement in Patterson Park, her commitment to making new neighbors feel welcome, and her efforts to make our neighborhood the best place it can be.

Arrangements for viewing have been set for February 6th and 7th at Lilly and Zeiler Funeral Home, 700 S. Conkling Street, 3-5 and 7-9 both days. Parking is available on the Sacred Heart church lot.

The funeral will be on Friday, February 8th at 11am at St. Elizabeth’s Church, East Baltimore Street and N.Lakewood Ave.