Sue Talbott is the Co-President of the Tuscany Caterbury Neighborhood Association, a member of the GHCC Advisory board, and long time involved community member. We caught up with her to hear a bit about what she loves about her neighborhood and working in the community at large.
Where is the Tuscany Canterbury neighborhood located?
It can be a real challenge to describe! Tuscany-Canterbury lies on land known in the 18th century as Merryman’s Lot and in the 19th century as Clover Hill. Situated within the Stony Run watershed, our neighborhood is bounded on the east by Charles Street, on the north by Overhill and Warrenton Roads, on the west by Linkwood Road, and on the south by University Parkway. Tuscany-Canterbury abuts Stony Run Park and lies between Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University. A great map and description can be found on our website (www.tuscany-canterbury.org) Tuscany-Canterbury is home to a variety of residential housing options: Tudoresque houses; condos, high rise and low rise; and rental apartments. Many college students live in the community along with other residents, young and old, who own their homes. Tuscany-Canterbury is the most densely populated neighborhood in Baltimore.
What is your favorite thing about the neighborhood?
What I love most is that Tuscany-Canterbury is an extremely FRIENDLY AND walkable neighborhood where a variety of fascinating people live. We strive to make our neighborhood welcoming to all: pedestrians, bikers, and motorists. There are coffee shops where neighbors meet as well as several restaurants and a deli.
What compelled you to support the Neighborhood Institute this year?
TCNA supports the Neighborhood Institute every year because we are aware of all that GHCC does to support the 45 North Baltimore neighborhoods that they serve. Additionally, I believe that GHCC Executive Director, Karen Stokes, is a superb community leader. She and her excellent staff and many volunteers are a terrific asset.
Why do you think the work that Greater Homewood is doing is important for neighborhood associations?
Greater Homewood staff listen when an issue is raised and Association leaders believe they can count on GHCC staff to follow through on plans that are agreed to. Simply put, GHCC staff are very responsive and get things done.
How can Tuscany Canterbury residents get involved in the neighborhood association?
Residents of T-C can learn about the Community Association by going to the TCNA website: www.TuscanyCanterbury.org By clicking on the newsletter section one can learn about current activities and concerns in T-C. On the last page of each newsletter there is a list of TCNA committees and a membership form. TCNA hosts a social hour at the Alizee Bar at the Colonnade Hotel on the first Friday of each month (5-6:30) where T-C residents can meet TCNA members and learn more about the Association. Members may use the TCNA listserv and receive timely updates on traffic, crime, local events, etc. via the internet.