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Posted on May 26, 2018 by Admin
The RFCA Annual Picnic is Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 4pm – 7pm at the Tot Lot. All Rodgers Forge residents are invited!
(Rain date 6/10, 4pm-7pm)
 
FOOD
Kooper’s Chowhound* – voted Baltimore Magazine’s Best Burger
$10 Build Your Own Burger (beef, turkey, or veggie), fries & drink
$5 chicken tenders or hot dog, fries & drink
 
Prigel Family Creamery*– voted Baltimore Magazine’s Best Ice Cream
$3 child size
$4 regular size
$5 soda floats
 
RFCA Cups*
Commemorative cups for sale at the Membership Table
 
* Cash and Credit Cards for all of the above
You are also welcome to BYO food.
 
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Double Inflatable Slide for young residents
Giant Inflatable Slide for daredevils of any age
Children’s Alley Art Gallery 
Contests: Watermelon Eating & NEW Teen Selfie Scavenger Hunt**
Races: Sack & Spoon 
Games: Giant Jenga, Giant Kerplunk, Sponge Toss
Face Painting, Bubbles, and more!
**Register your Teen Selfie Scavenger Hunt Team at https://tinyurl.com/y96kpg3k
 
SPECIAL GUESTS
Baltimore County Fire Department
Baltimore County Police Department
Senator Jim Brochin
Delegate Steve Lafferty
Councilman David Marks
 
AMENITIES
Tables and Chairs
Handwashing Station
Portable Privy
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Contact picnic organizer Karen Rodriguez at RFCATreasurer@gmail.com to volunteer to help set up, manage games, clean up, and other opportunities. BCPS Students can earn Service Learning Hours for their time.
 
Posted on May 18, 2018 by Admin
We just got word from Councilman David Marks that we will be getting a left-turn arrow from eastbound Regester Avenue onto northbound York Road (next to the Starbucks). No installation date set yet. 
-Kris Henry,
RFCA president
Posted on May 18, 2018 by Admin
The position of some of the lights at Dumbarton Middle School's parking lot have been shining toward residents' homes, and we received word today from BCPS and Councilman David Marks that the lights have been adjusted so that they will not shine toward residents' homes. 
Posted on May 11, 2018 by Admin
If you missed the RFCA meeting at which we learned more about the next phase of BGE's pipeline project, here is video of the presentation. 
Posted on May 11, 2018 by Admin
For those of you who want to learn more about TU's plans for the fields near Stanmore, here is a video of their presentation at the RFCA meeting earlier this week. (BGE also spoke about the pipeline project, and we will post that video later.) 
Posted on May 7, 2018 by Admin
Representatives from BGE's Operation Pipeline will be at the next board meeting (7PM on May 9 at Dumbarton Middle) to provide updates to the next stage of the process. See map below.

And, the 2018 State Budget includes $3 million for new athletic fields at Towson University.  One field located adjacent to Rodgers Forge homes will be converted from natural grass to synthetic turf.  The field situated between the softball fields and tennis courts will be used for field hockey and other athletics after conversion. Representatives from Towson University will also attend the May 9 meeting to share plans and entertain questions regarding this project.

Again, please note the meeting will be held at DUMBARTON MIDDLE SCHOOL at 7pm on May 9. All RF residents are welcome to attend. 

 
 

 

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Admin
Hey Rodgers Forgians: We have created a neighborhood Teen Selfie Scavenger Hunt for the RFCA Annual Picnic, which is Saturday, June 9 from 4-7p.
 
Participants must have a phone (or other device capable of taking selfies) and the ability to run around the neighborhood in search of the items on the list.
 
 
Prizes will be awarded to the team that gets the most items on the list within 1 hour.
 
For more information or questions, contact Karen Rodriguez at RFCATreasurer@gmail.com.
Posted on April 21, 2018 by Admin
We've heard from people with concerns about the fact that the Rodgers Forge newsletters are delivered in plastic bags, which generally end up in landfills. So the April/May 2018 newsletter, which is in the process of being delivered, will be bag free. 
 
If this ends up being a problem for some reason, we will re-think it. We are also exploring fewer paper newsletters and relying more on the website and emails. 
 
PS: Don't forget to recycle your newsletter after reading! 
Posted on March 28, 2018 by Admin

Police say:

 

Officers in PC06 have been receiving complaints recently from Residents along Aigburth Rd who are receiving a fraudulent telephone message from an unknown person identifying himself as a “Sgt. Jackson” of the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office. In the message “Sgt. Jackson” is advising the Person that they have missed their scheduled Jury Duty date and they now need to pay a fine as instructed by this “Sergeant”.

 

This is a false message being sent, it is not coming from the Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office nor is it authorized by the Administrative Judge of the Baltimore County Circuit Court. Please let your Family, Friends and Neighbors know that should they receive such a telephone message not to respond to it, make no payments to “Sgt. Jackson” but instead contact 9-1-1 so that Our Officers can respond to investigate.

 

Thank You, Sgt. Stephen Fink, 2815  PC06 COT   

Posted on March 25, 2018 by Admin
I would like to thank the board members and community members who spent many hours helping at events this weekend, and many hours preparing for those events. 
 
Dumpster Day volunteers: 
  • RFCA board member Melanie Bell, who hauled donated items all day
  • RFCA board member Beth Foster, who got up early to buy donuts and coffee for the volunteers
  • RFCA board member Bill Shaughnessy, who helped load the dumpsters 
  • RFCA board member Jessica Watkins, who helped day of
  • RFCA board member Amanda Kastner, who spent many hours organizing Dumpster Day and doing the loads of paperwork that accompany it, and overseeing everything day of
  • RFCA board member Karen Rodriguez, who helped secure the location
  • Pastor John Ballenger and manager Leisl Bolin, who allowed us to use Woodbrook Church
  • Amanda's husband, Paul Kastner, and her two sons, who helped load the dumpsters, and her daughter who helped take donations 
  • My husband and two kids who helped with loading and donations 
  • And RFCA resident Coach Rob Ambrose, who brought his son and a lot of Towson University football players to load the dumpsters
Egg Hunt volunteers: 
  • RFCA board member Noah Melnick, who organized the egg hunt and spent countless hours filling the plastic eggs and getting supplies to and from the storage locker, and who set up and took down the tents, tables, etc. 
  • RFCA board member Karen Rodriguez, who purchased the candy, helped organize, and helped day of, along with her kids, who also helped 
  • RFCA board member Jen Dippel, who shot photos and generally helped day of 
  • RFCA board member Naomi Cross and her husband and son who helped day of
  • RFCA board member Amanda Kastner and her husband, Paul, who helped day of and also brought tables and other supplies to the event and back to the storage locker
  • RFCA board member Phil Lipscomb, who was the man responsible for getting the Easter Bunny to be at the event
  • Rachel Morris, who helped organize, filled loads of eggs, and worked day of
  • Ivana Lipscomb, who helped organize 
  • RFCA board member Jessica Watkins, and residents Debi Parker Keating and Dora Jacobs, who helped stuff eggs
  • Jean Ottey, who provided coffee and treats
  • My husband and son who helped set up and clean up
  • and RFCA board member Linda Gimignani who hand washed 1,300 (!!!!!) plastic eggs in preparation for the event
Our next event is the Annual Picnic, which will be Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Tot Lot starting at 4:00 PM. 
 
These events are one of the things that makes Rodgers Forge so special, and we appreciate the community's support!