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Posted on February 17, 2018 by Admin
Need some help raking the yard, mulching the garden, or maybe even some exterior painting? Towson University's "Big Event" can help. It's a day of service where students provide help to nearby residents. 
 
To be considered, you must register by April 1. 
 
The work will happen on April 21. 
 
More information and registration can be found here.
Posted on February 11, 2018 by Admin
As you may know, some of the older covenants in Rodgers Forge contain language that prohibits some people, based on race or religion, from living in the neighborhood. This aspect of the covenants has been unenforceable for many decades due to federal law. Nevertheless, many in the community and on the RFCA board would like to have the covenants amended to reflect the fact that we find these restrictions abhorrent. 
 
To that end, we are pleased to tell you that we have been working closely with Del. Chris West and Del. Steve Lafferty on the issue, and they are co-sponsoring legislation that would make it easier to amend covenants to address racial/religious restrictions. Their bill, which you can see here, means we don't need to collect signatures from hundreds of households and we can instead simply file a declaration with the land records office. 
 
Again, these restrictions are no longer legally enforceable. But we still find great value in setting down in the public record an updated version of Rodgers Forge's values. Many other neighborhoods -- in Towson and across the country -- have similar language. Other neighborhoods in Maryland will also be able to benefit from the efforts of the RFCA and Del. Lafferty and Del. West, whom we heartily thank for their efforts.
 
We will keep you posted on the bill's progress. 
Posted on January 3, 2018 by Admin
Congratulations to the winners of the Rodgers Forge Holiday Decorating Contest! They are: 
 
Forge Finest: 426 Hopkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twinkle Twinkle Little Forge: 408 Murdock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joy to the Forge: 411 Hopkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forge, Hon (tie): 233 Stanmore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forge, Hon (tie) 7043 Heathfield: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winners are receiving prizes from SASS Salon, Villagio Cafe, Ayd Hardware, Yoga on York and Gordon Florist -- all of which were donated by the generous businesses! 
 
Happy New Year to all! 
-The Rodgers Forge board
Posted on January 1, 2018 by Admin
From the County: The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 15, 2018. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have trees set out no later than Saturday, January 20 to ensure collection.
 
New this year, residents should place trees out for pick-up at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection. Specifically, residents with alley collection are instructed to place their Christmas trees in the alley, where they normally set out trash and recycling. This change is in response to requests from the community and it improves operational efficiency.
 
[Note: The county has clarified that the dates of pick up are still random and do not correspond to trash or recycling pick-up days. So residents should put the trees in the alley starting Jan. 15 and by Jan. 20 at the latest.]
 
As usual, residents must follow these rules when placing their Christmas trees out to be recycled:
 
Only set out live (not artificial) trees.
Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).
 
Baltimore County collectors will pick up Christmas trees in standard trash/recycling trucks, and deliver them to County facilities to be chipped and later used as mulch. Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.
 
Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Christmas trees (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.) may be taken to any one of the County’s three drop-off locations. For directions to the County’s drop-off centers, residents may visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000. https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/publicworks/solid_waste/index.html
Posted on December 18, 2017 by Admin
It's time to vote in the Rodgers Forge Holiday Decorating Contest! 
 
Please vote by Dec. 30. Winners, who will receive prizes from local merchants, will be announced in January. 
 
To vote for your favorite, click here! (If you haven't already registered on the site, you'll need to do that first.) 
 
Happy Holidays! 
Posted on December 18, 2017 by Admin
A quick reminder that it is illegal to leave your car running with the keys in it. Half the cars in the Towson area that have been stolen in the past few months were taken when they were left running, police say. 
 
And if you're ordering packages from Amazon.com this season (or any time), remember that instead of having it delivered to your house where it might sit on your porch for hours, you can have it delivered to an Amazon locker for no extra charge. There are lockers located at Shoppers up at Perring Parkway and Joppa, and one at Whole Foods in Mount Washington. Details here: https://www.amazon.com/b?node=6442600011
 
It's also a good idea to let your neighbors know if you're expecting a package and ask them to bring it in for you. 
 
Happy Holidays! 
Posted on November 30, 2017 by Admin

The Rodgers Forge Community Association is thrilled to continue the beloved holiday tradition of Santa visits. 

We have great helpers who will help organize Santa’s visit to your home. Many families ask Santa to visit their homes individually, although sometimes families join together to have Santa visit a small group of children together at one house. Either way, it’s a super-fun time and a great photo opp!

Contact santa@rodgersforge.org to coordinate a visit!


 
Posted on November 13, 2017 by Admin
For this year’s contest, we want you to help pick the winners. Here’s how it will work: The categories are:
 
Forge Finest -- greens, candles
Joy to the Forge -- lots of colorful lights, super festive
8 Nights of Lights in the Forge -- best Hanukkah display
Twinkle Twinkle Little Forge -- white lights only (on doors, windows, trees; may include white lights on animated deer, etc.)
Forge, Hon -- creative, fun, over the top (Go wild, Hon!)
 
Our committee will pick the finalists, then you all go to rodgersforge.org to vote for your favorites. The winner in each category will receive a prize from local merchants including SASS Salon, Ayd Hardware, and Gordon Florist. 
 
Online voting will start Dec. 18 and end Dec. 30. Winners will be announced in early January. 
 
To be considered for the contest, homes must be decorated by 6pm on Dec. 10. 
 
Have fun! 
Posted on November 6, 2017 by Admin
The next Rodgers Forge Community Association meeting is 7pm Wed., Nov. 8 at RFES. The tentative agenda is: 
- vote on nomination of Ryan Wagner
- update on covenant amendment to remove racist language (tentative)
- RFCA's position on rentals (do we want to be proactive or wait and respond to complaints?) 
- BGE rep on hand to discuss pipeline project and answer questions (8pm)
- update on Santa visits 
- update on Holiday Decorating Contest
All RF residents are welcome to attend! 
Posted on October 17, 2017 by Admin
Exciting news: New this year, when you pay your RFCA membership dues, you are automatically qualified to join the Baltimore County Employees Federal Credit Union!
 
Unlike banks, credit unions are member-owned non-profits. Their interest rates on loans and credit cards are often lower than those at banks, and they offer excellent member service. 
 
Membership to BCEFCU also gets you discounts on movie tickets at AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters! And once you're a member and keep at least $5 on deposit in your savings, you can stay with the credit union even if you move out of Rodgers Forge. 
 
BCEFCU has a branch at 23 W. Susquehanna Ave. in Towson with a private parking lot in the back (enter from Washington Avenue). For more information, visit www.bcefcu.com or call 410-828-4730. You will need to bring in your RFCA membership card when you apply. Membership cards for 2018 will be sent out in December/January. 
 
The most efficient way to renew or start your RFCA membership is by paying online. It’s fast and easy.
 
If you haven't registered on this site before, click the Register tab at the top right corner to get started and to pay your dues.
 
If you have already registered and need to renew, go to the home page, then click the My Membership tab on the right-hand side of the page.
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