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The Lamplighter THE WOODBRIDGE VALLEY IMPROVEMENT AND CIVIC ASSOCIATION A covenant-controlled community P.O. Box 3197 Catonsville, MD 21228


Volume 40 Number 2 MAY 2010

The President’s Message Thanks to all who attended the April General meeting. Senator Delores Kelley, Speaker Pro tem Adrienne Jones, and Councilman Sam Moxley were present. They each gave us a summary of the legislative wrap up and the accomplishments that specifically impacted our area of the county. Then it was time to say goodbye to Councilman Moxley who has served our community for over 14 years. He has been a true friend to Woodbridge Valley and me. He has helped us with many issues and has never told me “No” when I asked for his assistance. We wish him well in his future endeavors. Three of the candidates vying for Councilman Moxley’s seat attended the meeting so that we could meet them. They were Greg Morgan, Tom Quirk, and Steve Whisler. Get to know about all the candidates so that in November you can make a wise selection. See the ad in this issue about the pool. They have extended the $350 non-vested membership thru the summer. Thanks to your response the pool will open this year. The Membership Drive produced a new winner this year, Area 6. The Board thanks Area Representative Vernise Burs, and Block Captains, Deborah Parsons, Joan Bahler, Mariam Levy, Paula Roberts, Penelope Paul, Mary Huller, Manya Archie and Karen Smith. Please read about the activities for the youth and act accordingly. Are you interested in another Murder Mystery Dinner Night? We need to hear from you. Contact Vernise Burs @ 410-788-0662 or Nicole Smoot @ 410-747-5777 to let us know your pleasure. We hope you have an enjoyable spring and summer.



President VP & Welcoming Treasurer Secretary

1002 Pleasant Valley Dr. 7 Calvin Springs Ct. 7209 Pinecrest Rd. 7 Union Hall Ct.

410-747-7069 410-747-6486 410-455-0135 410-869-7499

Manya Archie Vernise Burs Myles Carpeneto Rose Marie Hellman Sharon Johnson Ted King Leslie Kulick Del Riemer Nicole Smoot Charles Springer

502 Crosby Rd. Social 22 Stuart Mills Pl. Website 5 Big Stone Ct. 10 Sparrow Hill Ct. Social 11 Stuart Mills Pl. 14 Brucetown Ct. Island Maintenance 6915 Pinecrest Rd. 1008 Pleasant Valley Dr. Welcoming 1428 Pleasant Valley Dr. Covenants 13 Forest Rock Ct.

410-788-6508 410-788-0662 410-455-0277 410-747-0041 410-788-1120 410-788-3626 410-719-7080 410-788-4522 410-747-5777 410-455-0069

NEW NEIGHBORS Paul & Michelle Baldwin Kennard & Lischell Harris Jerry & Brenda Paulsen

7 Madison Mills Ct. 7 Big Stone Ct. 1307 Pleasant Valley

If you have new neighbors, please call Bernie Reinckens at 410-747-6486 so that we can welcome them to our community.


Woodbridge Valley Pool Pool Memberships Available $350 Special Extended! SWIM ALL SUMMER Contact Janine @ 410-455-9425 for details POOL NEWS!!! Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. We will all be looking for something for our children and families to do. Why not join the pool for $350 if you haven’t already. For all of us that are not traveling this summer for vacation, a pool membership at Woodbridge Valley Pool will make a great STAY-CATION!! Opening DAY is Saturday, May 29th. Join us for cake, hot dogs and drinks for Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 31st : 1-2pm. WE WILL HAVE A FUN FILLED SUMMER WITH ACTIVITIES: Arts & Crafts

Water Aerobics

Teen Parties

Friday Night Pot Luck

Swim Lessons

Pre- Teen Nights

Family Night Cook-Out & Activities





Spring Yard Sale (Rain Date: 6/12) Ted King



Outdoor Movie Event

Sharon Johnson



Dumpster Day

Vernise Burs



Board Meeting

Tina Brown

Holiday Breakfast w/Santa

Volunteers Needed



A COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS VENTURE A member of our community is setting a free listserve. This is an email list for people who live in Woodbridge Valley and vicinity. It's a way to meet your neighbors, exchange news & contacts, discuss topics, pass along referrals and find out what's happening in the neighborhood. It is intended to be a place where you can share anything that you might share with your neighbor over the back yard fence or maybe over a cup of coffee on the porch. It's a great place to post an upcoming yard sale or find out what's the best weekend to over seed your lawn. You might see something or someone that looks suspicious and post it here to alert others to be on the look out. To become a member, go to and click the button that says join this group. RECYCLING AWARENESS Have you been recycling? Recycling in Baltimore County is much easier since single stream recycling began in February. You can now place all your acceptable paper, bottles, & cans out for collection, mixed together, each week. For more information on recycling, reuse, and disposal, visit the Baltimore County website at:

SOCIAL COMMITTEE NEWS DECEMBER 2009 HOLIDAY PARTY Our Annual Holiday party was held on December 5, 2009, at the Old Country Buffet. While the snowflakes flew, Woodbridge Valley children enjoyed a delicious breakfast, arts/crafts, and a visit with Santa. Each child received a special gift complements of WVICA. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks to our volunteers, Lee, Vernise, and Devin Burs, Nicole Smoot, Manya Archie, Sharon Johnson, and especially to Santa for traveling to be with us.


THIS YEAR We are planning an exciting year of activities. Volunteers are desperately needed to help with planning and carrying out these activities. We are also seeking sponsors to help offset the cost of our programs. If you can volunteer an hour or two or would like to contribute toward our programs, please contact Sharon Johnson at 410-370-9731. YOUTH SPRING FLING As you may remember, our Spring Holiday party/Easter Egg Hunt was canceled for the first time in 20 years! This was due to several days of rain and our inability to secure indoor space. We have scheduled a replacement activity for June 4, 2010. Children and grandchildren of Woodbridge Valley residents aged 4-12 are invited to bounce, jump, and slide at Bounce R Us in Woodlawn. This activity is FREE for the first fifty children to sign-up. Please refer to the flyer and mail in your reservations, before the deadline. Get those reservation slips in asap! COMMUNITY YARD SALE Our annual Spring Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 5 th from 8:00 a.m. to noon (Rain Date is June 12th). Tables may be set up near the intersection of Crosby Road and King William Drive. There is no need to register for the yard sale and there is no charge to participate. Set up early to get a good spot! Sellers limited to Woodbridge Valley residents. Participants are responsible for supplying their own tables/set-ups and for removing all leftover items, trash, and residence signs after the sale. Also feel free to set up at your home. Let’s ramp up the sales at homes this year! Encourage your neighbors to set up tables in your block or cul-de-sac. The more the merrier! We will advertise the sale through a variety of means. For further information please contact: Ted King 410-788-3626 Please mark your calendars. Reminders and additional information will be sent out via our One Call Now messaging service. 5

TEEN TRIP TO HERSHEY PARK School’s almost out! For Woodbridge Valley high school students, we are planning an evening trip to Hershey Park to celebrate the ending of the school year. Mark your calendars now for a “Sunset Admission” on June 26th! Tickets are $25 for park admissions. WVICA is sponsoring the bus. Adult chaperones are needed. Please refer to the flyer and mail in your reservations, permission slips, and payments before the deadline.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT Let’s do it again! Plans are underway for another Family movie nights in our community in late August. The entire Woodbridge Valley community will be invited to enjoy an evening under the stars watching a feature movie on a huge outdoor movie screen. We are currently securing space and working out the details.

GOT STUFF?? Our annual Dumpster Day is being scheduled for September 2010. Watch for more information on this annual event. In the meantime, please, consider whether you have 2 hours to volunteer so that we can continue to offer these services. These hours only involve directing residents to the correct dumpsters for their stuff. Contact Vernise at 410-788-0662 if you can help. Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic. Shredding is the best way to protect your identity. We are looking into having a Community Shred Event in the Fall so that residents can bring their personal papers (i.e. cancelled checks, medical records, and any other type of sensitive document) to be shredded on-site. We will update you on dates as these events are firmed up.


GENERAL NOTICES ONE CALL NOW We have renewed our One Call Now messaging service and will continue to use it to alert residents of emergency situations and of WVICA-sponsored events. Don’t miss out! Please contact Sharon Johnson at 410-370-9731 to be added or to change your contact information. CATONSVILLE FARMERS MARKETS From May 16 – November 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., there will be a new Catonsville Farmer’s Market located at 730 Frederick Road (in the parking lot behind Friendly’s). The Wednesday Farmers Market at the Bloomsbury Community located at 106 Bloomsbury Avenue continues from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 5 – November 24th. There will be numerous vendors at each location from which to choose. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CATONSVILLE Catonsville is celebrating its 200th Birthday! Happy Birthday!! 13 hours worth of festivities is planned for July 3, 2010, including children’s games, races, as well as our annual parade and fireworks. For more information, visit CATONSVILLE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL The Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on September 12, 2010. There will be hundreds of artists and crafts vendors and exhibits with information offered by groups with interests in health, schools, churches, the public library, genealogy, parks, recreation, neighborhoods, the senior center, pets, gardens, men’s and women’s clubs.



FAMILY HOME CHILD CARE: Betty Aviles, 410-747-0552, registration number 1077.

DAYCARE: Small Stars Daycare in Woodbridge Valley, Family Daycare, ages 3 mos. to 4 yrs. Call Betty Holloway, 410-869-3834


APPLIANCE REPAIR: We repair all major appliances from garbage disposals to water heaters. We are best known for our great customer service and honest reasonable prices. Mention this ad and receive a 1/2 price neighborhood discount off of the service call fee. Call Wooten Appliance, 888-325-3099

COMPUTER SERVICES: Why pay box store prices for in-home computer services? Call your personal Woodbridge Valley PC computer geek. Over 25 years of desktop computer experience. Myles Carpeneto, 410-455-0277.


PIANO LESSONS: Both children and adults. Call 410-788-5175

WELCOMING LITURGY: If you are looking for an inclusive Roman Catholic Community not affiliated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, you are invited to celebrate with the The Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community in Catonsville. See for details, or call Gloria Carpeneto, 410-455-0277.

PLEASE NOTE: The publication of ads is provided as a service to Woodbridge Valley residents and is limited to Woodbridge Valley and surrounding communities. Publication of ads does not imply Board endorsement of advertised goods and services. Ads of up to 320 characters, including spaces, with no graphics are published: Free to paid members of WVICA; for $5.00 per ad to non-members; and, on a first come first served, space available basis. ADS IN THIS ISSUE WILL NOT BE REPEATED UNLESS REQUESTED. Mail ads to WVICA, P.O. Box 3197, Catonsville, MD 21228 or email them to The next publication is scheduled for September 2010. The deadline for the next issue is August 15, 2010.


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