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Volume XXXVIII, No. 10                                                                   May 9, 2008                                                    The Official Newsletter of the Montgomery Village Foundation

                                                                                      MVF Board convenes for monthly

                                                             photo by Kimberly West
                                                                                      by Jaime Ridgley                                at Lake Whetstone on April 19.                              The embezzler is still re-
                                                                                          The Montgomery Village                          Bingham presented the finan-                            quired to pay the Village
                                                                                      Foundation Board of Directors                   cial statement for March and the                            $30,000 as a requirement of
                                                                                      convened for its monthly meet-                  first quarter delinquency report,                           her probation, he said, leav-
                                                                                      ing April 24, with President                    explaining that the Foundation                              ing the Village at a $13,713.74
                                                                                      Robert Hydorn, Vice President                   is staying in the budget thus far                           loss.
                                                                                      Jim King and Directors Linc                     and was about $15,000 under                                    In other business, the
                                                                                      Perley, Pamela Bort, Kathy                      budget for the first quarter. She                           Board unanimously ap-
                                                                                      Gray, Keith Silliman, Scott                     explained that as of the end of                             proved Mark Firley to the
                                                                                      Johnson, Dick Wright and Jim                    March, there had been 26 bank-                              TD&PF Committee and ap-
                                                                                      Deye in attendance. MVF Ex-                     ruptcies and 85 foreclosures in                             proved recommendations for
                                                                                      ecutive Vice President Dave                     the Village and $165,785 in de-                             various committee chairs and
                                                                                      Humpton and Board Treasurer                     linquent assessments. After a                               reaffirmation of committee
                                                                                      Darcy Bingham were also                         short discussion about budget                               members.
                                                                                      present.                                        reporting methods, the Board                                   The Board adjourned at
    The 2008-09 MVF Board of Directors (l to r): back row
                                                                                          After Residents Time, which                 unanimously approved the fi-                                approximately 8:45 p.m. into
    - Kathy Gray, Scott Johnson, Keith Silliman, Linc
    Perley, Dick Wright and Jim Deye; front row - Pamela                              lasted for about 45 minutes, the                nancial statement.                                          closed session.
    Bort, Dave Humpton, Bob Hydorn, Jim King, and Darcy                               meeting was called to order                         During the executive vice
    Bingham.                                                                          around 8:15 p.m. During his                     president’s report, Humpton
                                                                                                                                      addressed the status of the em-
                                                                                      president’s report, Hydorn
                                                                                      mentioned that the Board will                   bezzlement case. He broke down                               INSIDE
                                                                                                                                      the $159,763.94 net loss of the
Development and                                                                       meet with the county executive
                                                                                      and Montgomery County                           embezzlement: $106,139.91, the                               Reunite with old
legislative updates                                                                   Council on June 13. He com-
                                                                                      mended the MVF Landscaping
                                                                                                                                      amount of the direct theft;
                                                                                                                                      $16,689.03 in interest; $27,935 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   swim team
                                                                                      and Public Works Department                     audit fees; and $9,000 in staff
by Sharon Levine                      Proposed Relocation of
                                                                                      for its work on the overgrown                   time. To date, $116,050.20 has                               See page 31
                                   Some County Facilities to
 DEVELOPMENT AND                                                                      and shabby conditions by the                    been reimbursed by the embez-
                                   Webb Tract: On May 7, at a
                                                                                      Montgomery Village sign on                      zler, leaving $43,713.74 as the
  TRANSPORTATION                   meeting jointly sponsored by
                                                                                                                                      net loss for the insurance claim.
   Montgomery Village Mar-         the Montgomery Village                             Centerway Road, and he
                                                                                      thanked the group Friends of                    However, Humpton explained,
ketplace – (the former YMCA        Foundation and the East Vil-
                                                                                      Whetstone Lake (F.O.W.L.) for                   the insurance policy only cov-
parcel): The current version of    lage boards of directors, rep-
                                                                                                                                      ers the embezzled money itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   One smart cookie
the Elevation and Site Plan is     resentatives from the Mont-                        its Rake the Lake cleanup event
available on the MVF web site      gomery County Department
at      of Public Works and Trans-
A finalized version of the site    portation presented a concep-
plan will be submitted to the      tual proposal to relocate some
Montgomery County Depart-          county service facilities onto
ment of Park and Planning          29 acres of the Webb Tract.
within the next month or two,      The facilities slated for pos-
and a public hearing before        sible relocation are the Public
the Planning Board will be         Safety Training Academy,                                      Maryland Community Band Day 2008
held at a date to be an-           which would include associ-
nounced. The owner of the          ated classrooms, Urban                                                             Sunday, May 18                                                               See page 13
property is giving serious         Search & Rescue, an indoor/
consideration to closing the       underground firing range, a
                                                                                                                       Noon to 8 p.m.
pedestrian tunnel beneath          burn building, two driving                                                Bands perform on the field behind the MVF office
                                   tracks and a gym. Also being                                                         10120 Apple Ridge Road                                                     Discover
Stedwick Road and is looking
at various alternative at-grade    considered for relocation to
                                                                                                                     Montgomery Village, Maryland
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recreation, Parks
pedestrian crossing propos-        this site is the Montgomery                                              Montgomery Village Foundation and the Montgomery
                                                                                                            Village Community Band are proud to host this year’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Culture
als from the perspectives of       County Public Schools                                                    Maryland Community Band Day. Discover eight of
safety and aesthetics.             (MCPS) food preparation and                                              Maryland’s finest community bands as each performs its best
   New Traffic Signal at inter-    distribution facility.                                                   for you in a 45-minute set. The evening will conclude with a
                                                                                                            joint rendition of Stars and Stripes Forever.
section of Montgomery Village         The meeting was well at-
Avenue/Lakeshore Drive: The        tended and included a                                                                 Free admission
underground work has be-           lengthy question and answer                                                       Food and Dessert for sale
gun, though the traffic engi-      period during which con-                                   Special thanks to Coca-Cola,
                                                                                              Alpine Dental and Cabinet
neers are still finalizing the     cerned residents asked many                                Brigade for their support of
design. Full installation is ex-                                                              Maryland Community Band
pected to be completed over
the course of the summer.                   See UPDATES page 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See pages 8 and 9

 The widely-recognized logo of                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:
 Montgomery Village was actually                                                                                                            For more information, contact
                                                                                                                                            Ed Kallas at 301-948-0110, ext. 338
 derived from an ancient symbol of                                                                                                          or email

 friendship. It represents two people                                                                                                                                                              Discount
 clasping hands in peace and harmony.                                                                                                                                                              amusement park
 Kettler Brothers adopted this symbol for                                                                                                                                                          tickets now on sale
                                                                                          Maryland Community Band Day is just around the
 the Village in 1966.
                                                                                          corner. See page 10 for event details.                                                                   See page 20
2                      FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                             MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

    Contents                                       MVF BOARD MOTIONS                                                          MVF MEETING AGENDAS

    Ad Coupon Index .................. 2                     MONTGOMERY VILLAGE FOUNDATION                                                    MVF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    ARB Decisions .................. 30                                BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                         The regularly scheduled MVF Board of Directors meeting starts
    AS Update ......................... 13                                  MOTION LIST                                       at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 in the North Creek Board Room,
    At Your Leisure .................. 22                                    April 24, 2008                                   20125 Arrowhead Road.
    Calendar .............................. 4         1. Mr. King moved to approve the minutes of the MVF Board
    Classifieds ........................ 32        of Directors’ regular meeting held Thursday, March 27 as                              ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
    Community Service ........... 12               amended, and of the MVF Annual Meeting held Thursday,                         The Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 5 p.m. on
    Community Spotlight ......... 13               March 27 as presented. The motion was seconded and passed                  Wednesday, May 21 and June 4 at the MVF office, 10120 Apple
                                                   with all in favor except Mr. Perley who abstained.                         Ridge Road, to review residents’ requests for exterior modifica-
    EVP’s Message .................... 3
                                                      2. Mr. King moved to accept the Montgomery Village Foun-                tions. Residents Time begins at 6:30 p.m. The board requests that
    Garden Contest ................. 23
                                                   dation Financial Report for the period ending March 2008. The              homeowners contact the Foundation if they plan to attend and if
    Homes Corporations
                                                   motion was seconded and passed unanimously.                                their contractors will accompany them.
      Eastgate Express ........... 17
      East Village Echo ........... 16                3. Mr. Deye moved to accept the Action List as presented.                            COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURAL
                                                   The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
      Northgate News .............. 15                                                                                                        REVIEW COMMITTEE
      Patton Ridge Report ....... 16                  4. Mr. Wright moved to appoint Mark Firley to the TD&PF
                                                                                                                                 The Commercial Architectural Review Committee (CARC) will
      South Village Scenes ..... 15
                                                   Committee. The motion was seconded and passed unani-
                                                                                                                              meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 6 at the MVF office, 10120 Apple
      Stedwick Signals ............ 17                                                                                        Ridge Road.
                                                      5. Mr. Wright moved to approve the recommendations for
      Whetstone Watch ............ 15
    In the News .......................... 5
                                                   Committee Chairs, to approve the recommendations for reaffir-                           COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
                                                   mation of Committee members, and to reaffirm approval of the                 The Communications Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on
    Kids Page .......................... 25
                                                   staff request to fund additional homeowner file shelving from              Thursday, May 15 at the MVF office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road.
    Milestones ......................... 24
                                                   reserves. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
    MVF Board Motions .............. 2                6. Mr. Wright moved to accept the committee reports as pre-                      COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
    MVF Meeting Agendas ......... 2                sented. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.                       The Committee on the Environment (COE) will meet at
    Neighborhood Noteboard ... 2                      7. Mr. King moved to adjourn to Executive Session at                    7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the North Creek Board Room,
    President’s Message .......... 3               8:41 p.m. under Section 11B-111(4), Real Property, Annotated               20125 Arrowhead Road.
    Professional Directory ...... 31               Code of Maryland. The motion was seconded and passed unani-                                  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    Property Values ................. 14           mously.                                                                      The Executive Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday,
    Real Estate ........................ 33
                                                                                                                              May 12 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
    Recreation ......................... 19
    School News ..................... 24                                                                                              MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
                                                   NEIGHBORHOOD NOTEBOARD
    Services Around Town ...... 26                                                                                               The Management Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet at
    Sports ................................. 31                                                                               7 p.m. on Monday, May 12 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125
                                                                                 EAST VILLAGE                                 Arrowhead Road.
                                                      The East Village Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for                              PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
                                                   7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at Whetstone Community Center,                  The Personnel Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday,
                                                   19140 Brooke Grove Court. The agenda will include a discussion             May 28 at the MVF office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road.
                                                   of reserved parking in Holly Pointe.
                                                      The time for the next meetings of the Glenbrooke/Wethersfield/                             PRESIDENTS’ COUNCIL
                                                   Meadowgate Neighborhood Watch has been changed to 7 p.m. at                  The Presidents’ Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
                                                   the Whetstone Community Center on Tuesdays, May 20 and 27.                 May 29 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
                                                                    HORIZON RUN CONDOMINIUM                                          TRANSPORTATION, DEVELOPMENT AND
        Visit MVF online                              The Horizon Run Condominium Board of Directors meeting is                         PUBLIC FACILITIES COMMITTEE
               at                                  scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19 in the North Creek                 The Transportation, Development and Public Facilities Com-                      Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.                                          mittee (TD&PF) will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 in the
                                                                              MARYLAND PLACE                                  North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
                                                      The Maryland Place Board of Directors meeting is scheduled                 Note: All meeting agendas listed in this section are current as of the
                                                   for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at the Whetstone Community                 deadline date for this publication. The listings do not include every
                                                   Center, 19140 Brooke Grove Court.                                          agenda item. This information is also available on the MVF web site at
           COUPON INDEX                                                                                              For the most up-to-date information
                                                                      NORMANDIE ON THE LAKE I
                                                                                                                              available, call the MVF Board/Committee Agenda hotline at 301-948-
                                                     The Normandie on the Lake I Board of Directors will meet on
    Bartlett Exteriors ............. 28                                                                                       0110, then press 4. All meeting agendas are tentative and may be changed
                                                   Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at 18611 Walkers Choice Road.
                                                                                                                              without notice.
    CHF Patio                                                                     NORTHGATE
                                                      The Northgate Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
       & Landscape ............... 27                                                                                                     THOMAS CHOICE CONDOMINIUM
                                                   7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125
    Golden Bull                                    Arrowhead Road.                                                               The Thomas Choice Condominium Board of Directors meet-
                                                                                                                              ing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19 in the Thomas
       Grand Café .................. 13                                         PATTON RIDGE                                  Choice Party Room, 19401 Brassie Place.
                                                      The next regular meeting of the Patton Ridge Homes Corpora-
    Patriot Electrical ............. 26            tion Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, May 27 at                                         SOUTH VILLAGE
                                                   7:30 p.m. in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.               The South Village Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday,
    Subway ............................ 22                                                                                    May 28 at 7 p.m. in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrow-
                                                                                                                              head Road.
       Service Express ........... 29                                                                                            The Stedwick Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
                                                                                                                              7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at Stedwick Community Center,
                                                                                                                              10401 Stedwick Road.
                                                                                         United Methodist
                                      for th
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                                                                                              Church                                                BUDGET MEETING
                                                                                                                                   There is a meeting with the MVF Representatives to dis-
                                          30                                                                                    cuss the 2009 budget tentatively scheduled for Thursday,
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    DISPLAY ADS:                                                                                      On Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the North Creek
                                                                                             Sunday Worship                     Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, County Coun-
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                                                  contact us.                                                                   cil President Mike Knapp invites the public to participate
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                                                                                                                                in a community forum to discuss concerns about this issue.
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 Village News                            PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE                                                       EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 Serving the residents of
 Montgomery Village
                                         MVF Board sets goals for                                                  Moving Montgomery Village
                                         2008-2009                                                                 Foundation forward
 The Montgomery Village News is                                              for 2008-2009. Some are short-                                          nity? They looked at the
 the official newsletter of the                                              term while others are mid- to                                           number and make-up of
 Montgomery Village Foundation,                                              long-term goals. We will start                                          MVF standing committees
 Inc., and its Board of Directors. Its                                       work on all immediately, but                                            and discussed their indi-
 purpose is to disseminate news                                              some will take longer to accom-                                         vidual functions. Should
 and information in accordance with                                          plish than others. In order of                                          several committees be com-
 the Editorial Policy of the                                                 priority, the goals are:                                                bined to better provide input
 Foundation.                                                                    1. Accelerate improvement                                            on local development plans,
                                                                             of the Montgomery Village                                               such as the proposed retail
 Publisher:                                                                  Foundation’s financial man-                                             center plan for the former
 MVF Board of Directors
                                                                             agement through upgraded fi-                                            YMCA site? And lastly, the
 Montgomery Village Foundation
 10120 Apple Ridge Road
                                                                             nancial reporting and an en-                                            Board reviewed what we
 Montgomery Village, MD 20886-1000                                           hanced budget process.                                                  called the Leader Survey.
                                                                                2. Review MVF departments
 Phone: 301-948-0110                                                                                                                                 THE LEADER SURVEY
                                         by Robert Hydorn                    and programs with regard to           by David Humpton
 FAX: 301-990-7071                                                                                                                                      To provide the Board with
                                                                             financial accountability and          MVF Executive Vice President
 MVF email:               MVF President                                                                                               data about what the mem-
 MV News email:                                                                                                                       bers of the community think
                                             Charles Rossotti, when he          3. Review MVF committees              The MVF Board of Direc-
 MVF 24-hour Board Voice Mail:                                                                                                                       of MVF services and issues
                                         served as IRS Commissioner in       with regard to structure, func-       tors has embarked on a pro-
 301-948-0110, press 5                                                                                                                               affecting the quality of their
 Recreation Hotline, ext. 349            the late 1990s, described the       tion and goals.                       cess to develop a strategic
                                                                                                                                                     lives, a survey was devel-
                                         challenges faced by the IRS as         4. Enhance communications          plan, which will assist MVF
 Office hours:                                                                                                                                       oped by MVF staff and sent
                                         akin to changing an engine on       with members, the homes cor-          to set priorities, articulate
 The MVF Office, 10120 Apple                                                                                                                         to a core group of leaders in
                                         a jet plane while it was in mid     porations, condominium asso-          the organization’s vision
 Ridge Road, is open Monday -                                                                                                                        the community, including
                                         flight. Well, the same could be     ciations and multifamily units.       and mission and establish
 Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                                                     HOA/Condo board mem-
                                         said for the challenges facing         5. Improve the overall ap-         short-term and long-term
                                                                                                                                                     bers and MVF committee
 Director of Communications              the Montgomery Village Foun-        pearance of Montgomery Vil-           goals. It is an exciting time,
                                                                                                                                                     volunteers, all of whom are
  Kimberly M. West, ext. 331 or          dation.                             lage as it relates to private, com-   and the Board is enthusias-
                                                                                                                                                     involved with MVF in some                             We’ve celebrated our 40th       mercial and county properties.        tic about working with the
                                                                                                                                                     way and, because of their
 Advertising Manager                     birthday. We have a beautiful          6. Improve security in Mont-       senior staff, community
  Jhenileen Libongco, ext. 328 or                                                                                                                    positions, would likely have
                                         community with many ameni-          gomery Village.                       members and others to de-                                                                                                                                      a better understanding of
                                         ties and programs, which con-          7. Upgrade MVF assets such         velop a plan that is achiev-
 Senior Graphic Designer                                                                                                                             MVF and community-wide
                                         tinue in full operation. How-       as pools, Lake Whetstone, and         able, given these trying eco-
  Mike Conroy, ext. 359                                                                                                                              issues. The survey consisted
                                         ever, our infrastructure is ag-     pathways.                             nomic times. The Strategic
 Communications Assistant                                                                                                                            of 88 questions and was
                                         ing, our residents’ tastes and         8. Develop a plan for mak-         Plan addresses the question
  Mary Vitek, ext. 342                                                                                                                               mailed to 173 members, 85
                                         interests are changing, and         ing the Montgomery Village            of “How to move Montgom-
 Web site: or                                                                                                                            of whom completed the sur-
                                         our members’ checkbooks are         Foundation a “green” opera-           ery Village Foundation for-                                                                                                                           vey, a very high percentage
                                         not bottomless. We need to          tion.                                 ward.”
                                                                                                                                                     of return. At the end of the
                                         adapt to changing times.               9. Encourage economic de-
                                                                             velopment, with a particular             SCANNING THE                   survey, many of those sur-
                                             With that thought firmly in
                                                                                                                     ENVIRONMENT –                   veyed took advantage of the
 24-HOUR MVF                             mind, members of the MVF            emphasis on the Village Cen-
                                                                                                                                                     comments section to let us
 EMERGENCY PHONE:                        Board of Directors met Friday       ter, while attracting new restau-       UNDERSTANDING
                                                                                                                                                     know additional areas of
 301-576-1204                            evening, April 27, and all day      rants and businesses to all           THE CURRENT STATE                 concern or comment. Al-
 301-576-1212                            on Saturday, April 28, for a re-    commercial areas in the Vil-
                                                                                                                        OF AFFAIRS                   though the Leader Survey
 800-215-1784                            treat at the North Creek Com-       lage.
                                                                                                                      As part of the strategic       was not statistically valid, it
 Articles appearing in the Montgomery    munity Center Board Room.              I was especially pleased that
                                                                                                                   planning process, the MVF         provided valuable input
 Village News are presented as a         Prior to the retreat, every Board   the Board members worked
 community service. They do not                                                                                    Board viewed important            from these key stakeholders.
                                         member was given a copy of          well together, sharing their
 necessarily represent the views of                                                                                data to understand the cur-
 the Montgomery Village Foundation.
                                         “Who Moved My Cheese?” It’s         thoughts and moving together
                                                                                                                   rent state of MVF and local
                                                                                                                                                           THE SURVEY
                                         a quick read on thinking about      in devising and approving                                                      RESULTS
 The advertisements in the                                                                                         community issues that
                                         and dealing with change. For-       these goals. There’s a lot of                                              All of the survey results
 Montgomery Village News are not                                                                                   could clearly come into play
                                         tified with that, along with        work to be done. Together we                                            can be viewed on pages 10
 intended to be an endorsement by the                                                                              as a strategic plan is being
 Montgomery Village Foundation of        background information on           will roll up our sleeves to en-                                         and 11 of this issue, or on
                                                                                                                   developed. They reviewed
 any business or individual.             our finances and programs,          sure a financially secure and                                           the MVF web site at www.
                                                                                                                   current financial informa-
                                         we began our deliberations, led     bright future for our Village.                                
                                                                                                                   tion, especially with regard
                                         by our Executive Vice Presi-             I would like to know your
                                                                                                                   to an increase in delin-               GET INVOLVED
                                         dent, Dave Humpton, who has         thoughts on these and any
                                                                                                                   quency of assessment pay-            This year, we want you to
                                         extensive experience in strate-     other issues within Montgom-
                                                                                                                   ments and foreclosures.           be part of MVF’s Strategic
                                         gic planning.                       ery Village; email me at
                                                                                                                   How will this affect current      Planning process and the
                                             Cutting to the chase, the
                                                                                                                   and future years’ budgeted        2009 budget process. At the
                                         Board decided on nine goals
                                                                                                                   assessment revenues? They         May Board meeting, please
                                                                                                                   also reviewed Montgomery          plan to attend to provide
                                                                                                                   Village crime statistics and      your thoughts on the Draft
 MVF Board of Directors                                                                                            compared them to Mont-            Strategic Plan and budget
 Officers                                                                                                          gomery County’s crime sta-        items for next year. If you
 President                                                                                                         tistics. Is MVF doing enough      prefer, email your thoughts
  Robert Hydorn                                                PUBLIC HEARING                                      to facilitate improvements to     to me at
                                                                                                                   public safety in the commu-
 Vice President                                There will be a public hearing on Monday, June 9 at
  James King                               2 p.m. at the Executive Office Building Conference Room,
 Treasurer                                 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD., to consider an applica-
  Darcy Bingham                            tion from D’Amore Construction Company on behalf of
 Directors                                 its clients, the applicants, seeking abandonment of Walk-
   Pamela Bort
   Jim Deye
                                           ers Mill Road in Gaithersburg. Walkers Mill Road is
                                           bounded on the south by a segment of Poplar Springs, on                   MVF summer hours
   Katherine Gray                          the east by a segment of Sharon Woods and on the west by                     The Montgomery Village Foundation office will be open
   Scott Johnson                           Whetstone Run, across from Locust Point Court. All of                     until 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings and open on Saturdays
   Linc Perley                             Walkers Mill Road, with the exception of one small seg-
   Keith Silliman                                                                                                    from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. through July 31.
                                           ment being used as a driveway, was previously abandoned                      Residents will be able to get activity cards, register for
   Richard Wright
                                           by the county several years ago. Because this is a right-of-              classes or programs, speak with a representative from the
                                           way, previously dedicated to public use, removing the                     MVF Architectural Standards Department, order disclo-
 Executive Vice President                  public use must be done via a public hearing.
  David Humpton                                                                                                      sure materials and make assessment payments.
4                     FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                                                    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

                                                                               Montgomery Village
                                                                   Calendar of Events
          Sunday                        Monday                        Tuesday                        Wednesday                         Thursday                           Friday                         Saturday
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            MVF ay, May 2                                            Maryland Community Band Day                                                                     Sunrise at Montgomery Village   12:30 pm

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           Satu 12:30 p. rds                                        On the field behind the MVF office
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                 Activ                                                  10120 Apple Ridge Road
                          11                               12                             13                               14                                15                             16                             17
       Mother’s Day                 Executive Committee, 4 pm-     Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-        MV Community Band, 7 pm-         MVF Office Open until 7 pm      MVF RESIDENTS GUIDE             MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
                                    NCBR                           Sunrise at Montgomery Village    WMHS                                                                                             12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                     Communications Committee,       Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-
                                    MAC, 7 pm-NCBR                 Northgate HC, 7 pm-NCBR          COE, 7:30 pm-NCBR                7:30 pm-MVF Office              Sunrise at Montgomery Village
                                    MV Garden Club, 7:30 pm-       East Village HC, 7:30 pm-                                                                         Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-
                                    WCC                            WCC                                                                                               SCC

                           18                              19                             20                               21                                  22                           23                              24
       Maryland Community Band      Horizon Run Condo, 7:30 pm-    Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-        ARB, 5 pm MVF Office             MVF Office Open until, 7 pm     Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
       Day, Noon-8 pm-MVF           NCBR                           Sunrise at Montgomery Village    (Residents Time-6:30 pm)                                         Sunrise at Montgomery Village   12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                     MVF Board of Directors,
       Office Soccer Field
                                    Thomas Choice Condo,                                            Maryland Place HC, 7 pm-         7:30 pm-NCBR                    Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-   MVF Pools Open
                                    7:30 pm-TC Pty. Rm.                                             WCC                                                              SCC
                                                                                                    Stedwick HC, 7:30 pm-SCC
                                                                                                    MV Community Band, 7 pm -

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                                    Memorial Day                   Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-        MVF Personnel Committee,         MVF Office Open until 7pm       Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
                                                                   Sunrise at Montgomery Village    4 pm -MVF Office                                                 Sunrise at Montgomery Village   12:30 pm
                                    MVF Office Closed                                                                                Presidents’ Council Mtg.,
                                                                   Patton Ridge HC, 7:30 pm -       NOL I Board Mtg., 7 pm–NOL I     7 pm-NCBR
                                                                   NCBR                             office at 18611 Walkers Choice
                                                                                                    Rd., #2
                                                                                                    South Village HC, 7 pm-NCBR
                                                                                                    MV Community Band, 7 pm-

       June                 1                                  2                               3                               4                                 5                            6                                  7
                                                                   Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-        ARB, 5 pm MVF Office             MVF Office Open until, 7 pm     Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MVF All-Comers Swim Meet,
                                                                   Sunrise at Montgomery Village    (Residents Time-6:30 pm)                                         Sunrise at Montgomery Village   7:30 am-Lake Marion
                                                                                                                                     Budget mtg. with MVF reps
                                                                   TD&PF Committee, 7:30 pm-        MV Community Band, 7 pm -        (tentative), 7 pm-NCCC          CARC, 9 am-MVF Office           MVF Office Open, 9:30 am-
                                                                   NCBR                             SCC                                                                                              12:30 pm

     KEY:                                                                                                                                                                             Calendar brought to you by the
     MVF Office .... 10120 Apple Ridge Rd.                                           SCC .............. Stedwick Community Center, 10401 Stedwick Rd.                                  Montgomery Village Foundation
     LMCC ........... Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Ave.           TCPR ........... Thomas Choice Party Room, 19401 Brassie Pl.                                               301-948-0110
     NCBR ........... North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Rd.                    WCC ............. Whetstone Community Center, 19140 Brooke Grove Ct.                            Visit
     NCCC ............ North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Rd.             WH Pty.Rm ... Walker House Party Room, 18700 Walkers Choice Rd.                          All information tentative and subject to change.

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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                   F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                   5


2008 activity card update
    Summer is right around the          Residents can have photos          New 2008 postal rates                                                 Please Keep
corner but before you can head      taken at the MVF office on
to the pool, make sure you have     Apple Ridge Road during                   On Monday, May 12, the United States Postal Service
taken the necessary steps to        regular business hours, Mon-           will increase the rate for regular postage from 41 cents to
                                                                           42 cents. In addition to the increase, the size, shape and
ensure that you will receive        day through Friday 8:30 a.m.
your activity cards on time! You    to 5 p.m., Thursdays 8:30 a.m.         thickness will still be major factors in determining how
should have received an Infor-      until 7 p.m. and Saturdays             much postage should be applied to the package. To find
                                                                           out more about the criteria or to find out about the new
mation Letter and Rights Form       from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(if needed) in March. If you        Please remember to bring proof         changes, visit or call the local post of-
haven’t signed and returned it      of residence, such as a driver’s       fice at 301-208-3716.                                                 BEA UTIFUL
yet you must do so. Even if there   license, so that your photo may
are no changes, we need a cur-      be taken.
rent Information Letter every           Residents will need a cur-
year in order to process activ-     rent validation sticker on their
ity cards. If you haven’t re-       photo activity card for entry to
ceived the Information Letter/      all MVF pools. Validation
Rights Form, notify the Foun-       stickers for the residents who
dation as soon as possible.         have received their photo ac-
    Residents of Stedwick will      tivity card in previous years
be receiving new photo activ-       will be mailed this month to
ity cards this year, and resi-      those residents who have re-
dents from communities who          turned their Information Letter
received photo activity cards in    and Rights Forms (if needed),
previous years (East Village,       if their assessment account is
Eastgate, Maryland Place,
Middle Village (Clubside)
                                    current and there are no archi-
                                    tectural violations on the prop-    MVF Election Committee vacancy
Northgate, North Village,           erty.                                  The Montgomery Village          dates’ Forum. Per the MVF           cation by Thursday, May 22.
Patton Ridge, Poplar Spring,            We look forward to a fun-       Foundation Election Commit-        Bylaws, the Election Commit-        Applications are available at
South Village (Dockside, Mill-      filled summer and hope that         tee currently has one opening.     tee is to be comprised of ex-;
race, Nathan’s Hill, Grover’s       everyone is able to enjoy the       The Election Committee is re-      actly five members who are          Go to the About the Village
Forge and Hamptons) and             pools. Please call 301-948-         sponsible for administering        appointed by the MVF Board          menu, then to Village Gover-
Whetstone who do not yet            0110, ext. 333 if you have any      the Montgomery Village Foun-       of Directors.                       nance and select Committees. If
have their photo activity card,     questions about the activity        dation Board of Directors elec-       If you are interested in ap-     you have questions, contact
will need to come to the MVF        card process.                       tion each year, including the      plying to become a member           Sharon Levine at 301-948-
office to get one this year.                                            peripheral components of the       of the MVF Election Commit-         0110, ext. 313.
                                                                        election such as the Candi-        tee, please submit your appli-

         2nd annual Montgomery Village Middle School/                                                        South Valley Park tot lot
                Montgomery Village Foundation                                                                meeting scheduled
                    Health and Safety Expo                                                                       On Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m., the Montgomery Vil-
                                                                                                             lage Foundation Department of Recreation, Parks and
                                                                                                             Culture will host a meeting to discuss plans to replace
                        Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                   and relocate the existing tot lot equipment in South Val-
                       Montgomery Village Middle School                                                      ley Park. Playgrounds offer children a place to exercise,
                                                                                                             which is important in this era of increasing childhood
                                                                                                             obesity. Interested residents are asked to meet at the ex-
                                                Free activities for the entire family including: blood       isting tot lot structure next to Little Pond and near the
                                                pressure and cholesterol screening by Shady                  parking lot in South Valley Park. In the event of rain after
                                                Grove Hospital; vision screening by Latino Lions             6 p.m., the meeting will be held at Stedwick Community
                                                Club; information about housing, aging, disability,          Center, 10401 Stedwick Road.
                                                crisis intervention and the Maryland Children’s                  For further information, contact Scott Geasey at 301-
                                                                                                             948-0110, ext. 303.
                                                Health Program by the Montgomery County
                                                Department of Health and Human Services; and
                                                smoking cessation and asthma information by
                                                Latino Health Initiative.

                                                Also ... kids fun run, jump rope contest and aerobic
                                                classes in the dance studio. Don’t forget to check
                                                out the 3rd Annual MVMS Yard Sale, too!
6                  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                          MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


    Montgomery County Police begin 2008
    prom task force                                                                                           Staying aware in the Village
       Montgomery County Police,       cies are working with the          prom party, and task force             The following is information taken from the Recent News
    in cooperation with the Mont-      Montgomery County Public           members will respond to all         Summaries of the Montgomery County Police Department. The
    gomery County Sheriff’s Office,    Schools, Maryland Highway          reports of private underage         report is not a complete listing of every incident.
    Takoma Park Police, and Mary-      Safety Office, Montgomery          drinking parties.
                                       County Highway Safety Of-
    land State Police, have acti-                                            Montgomery County offi-
                                       fice, Project Prom, Mothers                                               - An assault occurred in the 9900 block of Walker House
    vated a county-wide task force                                        cials urge parents, members of
                                       Against Drunk Driving                                                  Road on Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m. when two male sus-
    to address the problems asso-                                         the hospitality industry, lim-
                                       (MADD), Students Against                                               pects fired paint balls at the victim. The victim saw the
    ciated with underage impaired                                         ousine companies and li-
                                       Destructive          Decisions                                         suspects shooting from a third floor apartment and con-
    driving, drinking and drug use                                        censed alcoholic beverage es-
                                       (SADD), Drawing the Line on                                            tacted police.
    during this year’s prom sea-                                          tablishments to help keep
    son.                               Under 21 Alcohol Use and           young people safe during                         STRONG-ARM ROBBERY
       The Prom Task Force is acti-    the Montgomery County De-          prom season and throughout             - A strong-arm robbery was reported in the 19200 block
    vated at the beginning of prom     partment of Liquor Control.        the year by not allowing teens      of Montgomery Village Avenue on Tuesday, April 15 at
    season in the county. The task         The Prom Task Force will       to attend a party where alco-       6:55 p.m. Five male suspects accosted the victim and de-
    force will be in effect through    focus on education and en-         hol may be served; not allow-       manded property. The five suspects were located nearby
    Sunday, June 1, and will be ac-    forcement through the fol-         ing young people to drink in        with the victims’ property and were arrested.
    tive in detecting, deterring and   lowing efforts: compliance         hotels, limousines or licensed
    enforcing violations of under-     checks and Cops in Shops to        establishments; and not ignor-
                                                                                                                               ARMED ROBBERY
    age drinking laws, sales of al-    combat alcohol sales to mi-        ing signs of underage drink-           - An armed robbery was reported on Strath Haven Court
    cohol to minors, illegal drug      nors; saturation patrols in the    ing in the community.               on Friday, April 18 around 10 p.m. The victim was ap-
    use, impaired driving and ag-      area near and around prom             While many adults try to         proached by a suspect known only as Daniel who claimed
    gressive driving of teens. The     locations and locations            prevent young drivers from          the victim owed him money. The suspect displayed a knife
    goal is to provide a safe and      where alcohol is sold; three       driving after drinking, young       and demanded property.
    enjoyable prom experience for      sobriety checkpoints; Opera-       people who consume alcohol             - An armed robbery occurred on Saturday, April 20 at
    Montgomery County high             tion Extra Eyes, which uses        sometimes make unwise               2 a.m. at the intersection of Centerway Road and Club
    school students.                   citizens trained in detection      choices and actions that in-        House Road. Two suspects approached the victim and
       The law enforcement agen-       of impaired driving who re-        clude physical assault, unpro-      displayed a knife demanding property.
                                       port directly to law enforce-      tected sexual activity and de-                  RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
                                       ment; Gator-Aid program to         struction of property. An adult        - A residential burglary was reported in the 19300 block
                                       simulate the effects of im-        hosting an underage drinking        of Frenchton Place sometime between Thursday, April 17
                                       paired driving to teens; Par-      party really can’t monitor ev-      and Sunday, April 20. Forced entry, nothing taken.
                                       ents Who Host Lose the Most        ery guest at all times to pre-         - A residential apartment burglary occurred in the 9700
                                       program to encourage safe          vent these possible undesir-        Leatherfern Terrace sometime between Tuesday, April 22
                                       and substance-free events at       able consequences.                  and Sunday, April 27. Forced entry, property taken.
                                       private homes; training of            Parents and any other               - A residential apartment burglary occurred in the
                                       limousine drivers to empha-        adult who provides alcohol or       18400 block of Lost Knife Circle on Tuesday, April 29 and
                                       size the importance of a zero      allows individuals under the        may involve a known suspect. The victim observed the
                                       tolerance policy towards un-       age of 21 to drink alcohol at a     suspect enter through an unlocked window, but nothing
                                       derage drinking; and school        party in their private home or      has been taken to date. Investigation is continuing.
                                       assemblies and programs to         public establishment are sub-
                                       emphasize the dangers of im-       ject to being cited for Furnish-                COMMERCIAL BURGLARY
                                       paired driving.                    ing Alcohol to Persons Under           - A commercial burglary occurred at the BP Service Sta-
                                           Task force organizers have     21, a civil violation, which car-   tion located at 19304 Montgomery Village Avenue on Sun-
                                       received a list of the location    ries a $1,000 fine for the first    day, April 27 between 4 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. Forced entry,
                                       and hours of all Project Prom      offense, and a $1,500 fine for      property taken.
                                       member public and private          the second and any subse-                                    THEFT
                                       county high schools prom           quent offenses. Possession of          - A theft from the Public Storage, located at 19900
                                       and post-prom parties. Dis-        Alcohol by Person Under 21          Goshen Road, was reported where eleven units were bro-
                                       trict patrol officers will moni-   and Possession of a False ID        ken into between Tuesday, April 22 at 6:15 p.m. and
                                       tor the prom locations. Two        to Obtain Alcohol are also civil    Wednesday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. The suspect(s) cut
                                       alcohol enforcement special-       violations with a $500 fine.        through the mechanism that secures the lock (rather than
                                       ist officers will be assigned to   Subsequent incidents of pos-        cutting through the lock itself) and at this time it is not
                                       each school-sponsored post-        session incur a $1,000 fine.        known if any property was removed.
                                                                                                                 Suspect: H/M 15 to 16, 5’7", 140-160 pounds, long black
                                                                                                              hair; arrived in a black Toyota with two other males, no
                                                                                 JACKSTRAW,                   further description.

                                                                                       INC.                      - A theft from vehicle from the 18100 block of Tunstall
                                                                                                              Drive resulted in the arrest of one juvenile. On Tuesday,
                                                                                                              April 22 around 8:40 p.m., four teenagers were seen at-
                                                         “We Go Out On A Limb For You!”                       tempting to break into a vehicle on Tunstall Drive. The
                                                                                                              owner chased them over to the area of Lost Knife Circle.
                                                 • Mulching Services            Sorry, no mowing services     The police were notified and two of the suspects were
                                               • Professional Bed Edging                                      located nearby after a lookout was placed. One juvenile

                                              • Core/Aerating
                                                                             Spring Specials                  was arrested.
                                              • Dethatching                 301-977-9200
                                                                            301-9                               - A rape was reported in the 9600 block of Horizon Run
                                                                                                              Road on Thursday, April 24. The victim was attending a
                                         MD Tree Surgeon              Member Maryland Arborist Association    party at this residence. A female resident fell asleep. The
                                         License #219                   & The Tree Care Industry of America   defendant, a neighbor, entered the home after the party
                                                                                                              and sexually assaulted her. The suspect was arrested

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                      7


                                                                                                          MVF Employees celebrate
  County board and committee vacancies                                                                    2008 National Walk@Lunch
     Currently, there is a valuable opportunity to serve on the following:
     May 13 deadline
     • Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
     May 16 deadline                                                                                         On April 30, more than 25      from Rio Sport & Health and
     • Adult Public Guardianship Review Board                                                             MVF employees participated        then walked one mile around
     • Cable and Communications Advisory Committee                                                        in lunchtime activities in cel-   the neighborhood of Will-
     • Citizens Review Panel for Children                                                                 ebration      of     National     iams Range in Montgomery
     May 23 deadline                                                                                      Walk@Lunch Day. The day’s         Village. Afterward, the train-
     • Housing Opportunities Commission                                                                   events began with a game of       ers guided the staff in a 15-
     • Commission on People with Disabilities                                                             Fitness Feud, where two teams     minute cool down period and
     • Area Recreation Advisory Boards                                                                    were asked questions based        provided health and fitness
     • Revenue Authority                                                                                  on their fitness knowledge.       tips on pulse reading, exercis-
     • Workforce Investment Board                                                                            Congratulations to the         ing and healthy eating. The
     For more information about these and other vacancies, visit www.montgomery                           Pink Team who won a free          staff then enjoyed lunch com-                                                           lunch buffet to Mangiare Bene     pliments of Subway of
     Applicants should write to County Executive Isiah Leggett, Executive Office Building,                Italian Restaurant for each       Goshen Plaza and some won
  101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850, or send an email to countyexecutive.                            team member.                      gift certificates for fitness club by the deadline date. Applications should include a letter                   Following the game, par-       memberships at Rio Sport &
  of interest and resume. Home and employment telephone numbers and email addresses                       ticipants warmed up for the       Health and lunch at
  should also be included.                                                                                walk with two fitness experts     Mangiare Bene.

It’s swim team season ... here’s how to
dive in
   Village swim teams pro-        WHETSTONE WHALES                      North Creek Swim Team
vide one of the perennial fa-        Registration day and time:      includes: Apple Ridge, Ar-
vorite summer activities for         Friday, May 16, 7 to 9 p.m.     rowhead, Dorseys Regard,
Village children ages 5           or online at www.whetstone         Essex    Place,    Fairidge,
through 18 as of July 1, 2008                         Greentee, Highfield, High-
whose families have current          Location: Whetstone Com-        land Hall, McKendree,                            photos by Mike Conroy
Montgomery Village Founda-        munity Center, Centerway           McRory, Overlea, Partridge
tion activity cards.              Road and Brooke Grove Court        Place, Perry Place, Pleasant
   Who swims on which                Ages: 5 through 18 years        Ridge, Points, Salems Grant,
team? Different Village com-         Fees: (Before Memorial          Shadow Oak and Williams
munities are assigned to dif-     Day) $70 first child, $55 sec-     Range.
ferent teams. Designated Us-      ond child, $35 each addi-          LAKE MARION LASERS
ers—Village households that       tional child; (After Memorial
pay a quarterly assessment                                              Registration days and
                                  Day) $80 first child, $60 sec-     times:
for pools and community           ond child, $40 each addi-             Friday, May 16, 6:30 to
centers—are listed here.          tional child                       8:30 p.m.
   Also, “buy-in” communi-           Contact: Jacquie Hogan             Saturday, May 17, 11 to
ties are listed. These are com-   301-869-8749, jacquiehogan         1 p.m.
munities where property                               Saturday, May 24, 1 to
owners do not pay the Desig-         Whetstone Swim Team             3 p.m.
nated User Assessment to the      includes: Dockside, Fairway           Location: Lake Marion
MVF for use of Foundation         Islands, Grovers Forge, The        Community Center, 8821 East
owned and operated pools,         Hamptons, Maryland Place,          Village Avenue
but pay instead to swim in a      Millrace, Nathans Hill, Pop-
pool owned by a condo-
                                                                        Ages: 5 through 18 years              THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
                                  lar Springs, Whetstone, Club          Fees: $70 first child, $60            Subway of Goshen Plaza, Rio Sport & Health, Dick’s
minium or rental community.       Hill, Clubside, Clusters I & II,   second child, $45 each addi-          Sporting Goods (Gaithersburg/Rio) and Mangiare Bene Ital-
Families who live in these        Clusters III, Forest Brooke,       tional child                          ian Restaurant—for lending their time and providing such
communities and have chil-        Frenchton Place, Heights and          Contact: Roberta McIntyre          wonderful prizes and gifts for a successful event.
dren who wish to join a Vil-      Ridges of Stedwick.                301-948-7699, 71154.257@
lage swim team can purchase          Buy-in communities in- or Jack Helenek 301-
a special pool membership         clude: Horizon Run, Thomas         926-4077,
for $35 per family, which pro-    Choice Gardens, Thomas                Lake Marion Swim Team
vides access to MVF pools for     Choice West, Thomas Choice         includes: East Village,
swim team activities only.        Condo, Center Court, Center        Eastgate and Picton.
   Buy-in costs (memberships      Stage, Christopher Court,             NOTE: Be sure to bring your
available at the MVF office,      Heron’s Cove, Normandie II,        current activity card along when
10120 Apple Ridge Road):          Normandie I, Park Place I & II     registering for any of the swim
   • $274.32 per year entitles    and Walker’s Choice.               teams to verify your Village resi-
entire family to use any of the
                                       NORTH CREEK                   dency. Also, while you’re there,
Foundation’s seven pools for
                                        NEPTUNES                     don’t forget to sign up for the
the entire summer.
                                                                     upcoming All-Comers Swim
   • $35 per family/per year         Contact: Jim and Frankie
                                                                     Meet slated for Saturday, June 7
entitles youngsters in the        Watkins 301-963-6576, fjwat
                                                                     at North Creek Pool!
same family the use of Foun- or Ginny
dation pools only for swim        Lewis 301-806-6136, vclewis@
team activities.        

    Hey Kids — Want to earn a little spending money?
      Substitute carriers are needed to deliver the Montgomery
                              Village News.
       Call 301-948-0110, ext. 342, or email
                      for more information.
8                  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                            MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


    Updates on legislation, development in Village
    Continued from page 1

    insightful questions focused       terpretation of this conclu-     holding” and will take effect      used in Montgomery Village,          frontage. The ZTA prohibits
    on environmental concerns,         sion.                            on that date. The presidents       states that only one-family          any residential solar panels
    and particularly, the poten-          The court noted that the      of condominium associations        dwellings are permitted, but         to allow solar energy as a
    tial for air and noise pollu-      master policy requirement of     in Montgomery Village have         it also states that all other        commercial enterprise in resi-
    tion; the potential for rodent     the Act is intended to cover     been informed of the decision.     land uses permitted in the R-        dential zones.
    and insect infestations; and       only damage sustained to the        The Maryland Legislative        90 residential zone as shown            ZTA 07-12 – Accessory
    increased traffic as well as       common elements or the           Action Committee of CAI            in Article 59-C-1.31 are per-        Structures – Size - would al-
    other facets of the conceptual     structure of a condominium       (MD-LAC) is currently study-       mitted.                              low an accessory building on
    proposal. The presenters           and not each owner’s prop-       ing this case and its ramifica-       ZTA 08-04 – Accessory             a one-family residential lot of
    promised to research the ques-     erty or individual unit. The     tions for condominium insur-       Structures – Solar Panels -          a size not to exceed the greater
    tions and return with an-          court also noted that “the Act   ance and any possible legis-       would allow pole or ground           of 50 percent of the footprint
    swers. The presenters stated       thus recognizes the hybrid       lative response, and has dis-      mounted solar panels to be           of the main building or 600
    that they want to hear the         character of the condo-          cussed the desirability of con-    installed in one-family resi-        square feet if the Board of
    community’s concerns.              minium ownership by differ-      dominium boards contacting         dential side yards in the R-90       Appeals makes a finding on
                                       entiating between the treat-     their insurance carriers, attor-   zone if the distance between         an application for special ex-
    MARYLAND COURT OF                                                   neys, managers and unit                                                 ception that the building
                                       ment of common elements                                             the side lot line and the struc-
     APPEALS’ DECISION                 and individual units, with       owners to discuss the ramifi-      ture is at least 50 feet and the     would not be harmful to the
     ON CONDOMINIUM                    the owner being responsible      cations of the decision on         height of the structure is less      neighborhood. Restraints: an
        INSURANCE                      for damage to her or his air-    their particular situation.        than 20 feet and the structure       accessory building may not
        COVERAGE                       space.”                                                             satisfies the street line and        exceed 20 percent of the rear
                                                                                COUNTY                                                          yard and the minimum lot
                                          This ruling could change                                         rear lot line setbacks under
       On April 15, the Maryland                                              LEGISLATION
                                       how condominiums and                                                subsection (3) of Section 59-c-      size is 9,000 square feet.
    Court of Appeals rendered a                                            At its May 2 meeting, the
                                       their insurers have been han-                                       1.32 of the Zoning Ordinance,           If the Montgomery County
    decision that the Maryland                                          County Council’s Planning,
                                       dling casualty damages in-                                          as follows: an accessory struc-      Council approves the recom-
    Condominium Act does not                                            Housing and Economic De-
                                       volving units and may have                                          ture must be set back from           mendations of the PHED
    require the condominium                                             velopment (PHED) Commit-
                                       an impact on HO-6 policies                                          60 feet from the street line,        Committee on the two ZTA’s,
    (Council of Unit Owners) to                                         tee recommended that the full
                                       of individual unit owners. If                                       5 feet from a rear lot line. The     some potential may exist for
    repair or replace property of                                       council approve two zoning
                                       a request for reconsideration                                       PHED Committee noted that            requests within Montgomery
    an owner in an individual                                           text amendments that could
                                       of the Court of Appeals deci-                                       the ZTA could be helpful to          Village.
    condominium unit after a ca-                                        have limited applicability
                                       sion is not filed and accepted                                      any lot that had approxi-
    sualty loss. Currently, there is                                    within Montgomery Village.
                                       by May 15, the court’s deci-                                        mately 120 linear feet of street
    debate among insurers and                                           Note that Town Sector Zone
    attorneys as to the correct in-    sion will become a “final

         Discover Recreation, Parks and Culture
         Engaging members of your community is important in fostering good
         community relations. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture
         offers Montgomery Village residents a variety of holistic activities for the
         entire family.

         Several times throughout the year, residents gather as a community for
         festive events such Maryland Community Band Day, the Fourth of July
         Parade and Summer Lawn Theater series, which takes place at South Valley
         Park, to celebrate their love for the arts and entertainment.

                                                                                                               The Montgomery Village Foundation
                                                                                                               Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture

                                                                                                       Professional staffing is important
                                                                                                       The Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture’s professional
                                                                                                       staff are certified by The American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR
                                                                                                       and AED, as well as other areas of safety.

                                                                                                       Staff is always on hand to work to keep Foundation facilities
                                                                                                       well maintained and assist residents with program registration,
                                                                                                       activity cards and pool memberships.

                                                                                                       From Preschool Playtime for the little ones and Drop-in Teen
                                                                                                       Centers for youth to physical and spiritual health programs
                                                                                                       for adults and exciting activities for adults 55 and older, there’s
                                                                                                       something for every member of your family to enjoy.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                               F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008               9


YMCA Upper Montgomery to focus on
youth programs and tutoring                                                                                 Congressman Chris Van
    Responding to the shortage          ultimately helping to build      ers to help current members        Hollen hosts Veterans
of teen programs in Montgom-
ery Village, YMCA of Metro-
                                        stronger communities.”
                                           YMCA Upper Montgom-
                                                                         find the services that meet
                                                                         their needs.                       Forum
politan Washington an-                  ery County ran a pilot of the       Throughout its history, the        Join Congressman Chris Van Hollen and a panel of
nounced May 1 that YMCA                 teen program during the past     YMCA has altered its pro-          experts at a Veterans Forum to discuss the many issues
Upper Montgomery County                 months and more than 50          grams to meet the needs of the     facing veterans today and the steps Congress is taking
will become a youth program             local teens attended. In re-     community. Based on the suc-       to address them. The panel will also provide informa-
center effective June 1, 2008.          sponse to the outpouring of      cess of the pilot program and      tion on benefits and services available to veterans and
The program center will fea-            positive feedback from area      the number of health and           their families. Representatives from veterans’ service or-
ture youth sports, wellness             parents, schools and busi-       wellness providers in the          ganizations will be present to provide individualized
initiatives, family group exer-         ness and community leaders,      area, the YMCA’s focus on          assistance.
cise classes, and counseling            the facility will expand the     teen programs will fill the se-       The forum will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mon-
and tutoring. Area community            program over the next sev-       vere gap in services for local     day, May 19 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506
leaders welcomed this new               eral months. Additionally,       teens. According to statistics,    South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg.
initiative, which will be oper-         the facility will continue to    kids are most likely to get into      A sign language interpreter will be available. For more
ated under the YMCA’s Youth             provide health and wellness      trouble during after school        information about the forum, call 301-424-3501.
and Family Services division            opportunities to the commu-      hours. The YMCA’s ex-
headquartered in Montgom-               nity through its various part-   panded programs for teens
ery County.                             nerships with area schools       will help to provide much
    “Teens often find them-             and hospitals. The YMCA          needed after school activities
selves in trouble after school,         will also continue to work       in the neighborhood.
because of a lack of things to          with local businesses to pro-       “The children in this com-
do,” said Angie L. Reese-               mote workplace wellness ini-     munity desperately need safe
Hawkins, YMCA of Metro-                 tiatives.                        and positive places to go af-
politan Washington’s presi-                Current members will be       ter school. The YMCA is
dent and CEO.                           offered continuing member-       uniquely positioned to pro-
    “The YMCA is dedicated to           ships at YMCA Bethesda-          vide these services and to
addressing this issue through           Chevy Chase and YMCA Sil-        thereby provide opportuni-
programs and services that are          ver Spring. Additionally, the    ties for our youth and peace
specifically designed for teens.        YMCA staff is working with       of mind for our parents,” said
By providing positive pro-              the Department of Recreation     Reese-Hawkins.
grams for local teens, we are           and other wellness provid-

                                            o w n a ll -
        The comm        u n it y ’s v e ry
                                       , T h e M o n t-
        v o lu n te e r e n s e m b le             and,
                                   ommunity B
        gom    ery Village C u s ic a t w e ll -
                          u a li ty m
         p e rf o rm s q           nd outdoor sh l
         atten   ded indoor a            ile the annua
          throughou     t the year wh                 ow
                                      tography Sh
          Art, C    raft and Pho                unity to
                                ts the opport                Montgomery Village Community Band
           all ows residen              la y th e ir b
           compe      te a n d d is p

        Other fun events for the family:
        Baby Bazaar
        Tennis Carnival
        Flea Markets
        Halloween Spooktacular
        Breakfast with Santa                                                                                                Montgomery Village Foundation
        Summer Camps                                                                                                          10120 Apple Ridge Road
        Drop-in Basketball                                                                                                  Montgomery Village, MD 20886
        All-Comers Swim Meet                                                                                                       301-948-0110
10                FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                    MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


     The Leader Survey
        Following are results of the Leader Survey that was developed by MVF staff and sent to a core group of leaders in the community, including HOA/Condo board
     members and MVF committee volunteers, all of whom are involved with MVF in some way and because of their positions would likely have a better understanding
     of MVF and community-wide issues.

                                                                                                               2008 Maryland
                                                                                                            Community Band Day

                                                                                                                     Sunday, May 18
                                                                                                                      Noon to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                              on the field behind the
                                                                                                                    MVF office
                                                                                                             10120 Apple Ridge Road

                                                                                                        A few reminders for those planning on attending the fes-
                                                                                                        • Seating is on grass—bring your blankets and lawn chairs;
                                                                                                        • Glass containers and implements are not allowed; and
                                                                                                        • Pets must be leashed at all times—please be prepared to
                                                                                                        clean up after them.
F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008

                          IN THE NEWS

                                        To read all the additional comments given with the survey
                                        results, visit
12                             FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                             MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


     Literacy tutors needed
        The Literacy Council of                           meet with students in librar-
                                                                                                 Happy planters
     Montgomery County has more                           ies or community centers at

                                                                                                                                                                                  photo by Jeannie Pizzonia
     than 200 adult students on its                       mutually convenient times.
     waiting list for tutors. Become                      Tutor orientations will be
     a volunteer literacy tutor and                       held at the Gaithersburg Li-
     teach an adult to read, write or                     brary on June 25 from 7:30 to
     speak English. No foreign lan-                       9 p.m. Registration is re-
     guage skills are necessary. Tu-                      quired. Call 301-610-0030 or
     tors work one-on-one or with                         email info@literacycouncil
     small groups and typically                 

       Mid-Atlantic Federal
       Credit Union fundraiser to
       benefit CSAAC
          Registration is underway for Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit
       Union’s fundraising event, benefiting CSAAC and the
       Germantown Boys and Girls Club, taking place on Satur-
       day, May 17 at the corner of Observation and Seneca Mead-
       ows Corporate Parkway in Germantown.
          The event features a 5-Mile, 2-Mile, and a 1K ”Fun Run”
       for kids. Registration includes a T-shirt. Races start at 8 a.m.
          For more information or to register, visit www.

                                                                                                 Friends of Whetstone Lake (F.O.W.L.) members Liz O’Colmain and Suzanne Wheeler
                                                                                                 planted flowers at the Swan Memorial site at Lake Whetstone on May 6.

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT                                                                                                       AS UPDATE

One for the money, two for the dough
by Jaime Ridgley

                                                                                                photos by Jaime Ridgley
   More than a week after
winning the Pillsbury Bake-
Off in a haze of cheers and
confetti, Carolyn Gurtz was
still fielding interview re-                                                                                                  The Architectural Standards (AS) Update is published as a newsletter and
quests from her Gaithersburg                                                                                              prepared by Mitra V-Shojaei, architectural standards compliance administrator.
home.                                                                                                                     The newsletter is published to assist residents in protecting their investment in
   Even after countless inter-                                                                                            Montgomery Village and keeping their properties in compliance with the archi-
                                                                                                                          tectural standards covenants. The AS Update newsletter is posted on the
views for print, radio and
                                                                                                                          Foundation’s web site ( and is available in
television media—including
                                                                                                                          hard copy format at the Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc. (MVF) office,
an appearance on The Today
                                                                                                                          10120 Apple Ridge Road. It is also periodically mailed to the homeowners.
Show—she was still a bit sur-
prised by the attention … and                                                                                                                                           Walkways should not ex-
the fact that she won.                                                                                                      THE PATH TO YOUR
                                                                                                                                  HOME                               ceed the width of the existing
   On a recent morning,                                                                                                                                              front stoop, nor should they
Carolyn prepared the recipe                                                                                                  Walkways should be an
                                                                                                                                                                     be smaller than 3 feet in width.
that beat out 99 other Bake-                                                                                              inviting path to your home
                                                                                                                                                                     The entire walkway from the
Off finalists and won her $1                                                                                              and they have a great impact
                                                                                                                                                                     front stoop to the community
million—her Double-Delight                                                                                                on the community’s curb ap-
                                                                                                                                                                     sidewalk must be the same
Peanut Butter Cookies.                                                                                                    peal. Walkways should pro-
   Carolyn has loved to cook                                                                                              vide a tidy appearance and an
                                                                                                                                                                        When using flagstones,
and bake from an early age,                                                                                               even and safe walking sur-
                                                                                                                                                                     they should abut each other
and she reads cookbooks the                                                                                               face.
                                                                                                                                                                     to avoid having a gap be-
way others read magazines,                                                                                                   Walkways or walkway ex-
                                                                                                                                                                     tween them. Avoid using
with several hundred cook-                                                                                                tensions on private property
                                                                                                                                                                     pebbles or stones as filler be-
books in her collection, she                                                                                              require prior approval from
                                                                                                                                                                     tween the flagstones. If apply-
said. She’s been entering the                                                                                             the Architectural Review
                                                                                                                                                                     ing for a walkway with side
Montgomery County Fair ev-                                                                                                Board. Brick or flagstones are
                                                                                                                                                                     edges, note that only one
ery year—except one—since                                                                                                 to be considered when apply-
                                                                                                                                                                     landscape timber may be
1972, with rows and rows of                                                                                               ing to replace the existing
                                                                                                                                                                     considered to be installed
winning ribbons lining the                                                                                                walkways or installing a new
                                                                                                                                                                     along both edges of the walk-
walls above her kitchen cabi-                                                                                             one.
nets attesting to her culinary                                                                                               It is best to use only one
                                                                                                                                                                        Check your walkway con-
talents. In addition to her fair   Carolyn Gurtz bakes her million dollar recipe from the comfort                         type and color material when
                                                                                                                                                                     dition today and evaluate
entries, Carolyn had submit-       of her Gaithersburg kitchen. Gurtz’s Double-Delight Peanut                             repairing, installing, or ex-
                                                                                                                                                                     your home’s curb appeal.
ted recipes for the Pillsbury      Butter Cookies took top prize—$1 million—at the 2008                                   tending a walkway. A wood
                                   Pillsbury Bake-Off.                                                                                                                  Contact Mitra V-Shojaei at
Bake-Off for the past 15 years                                                                                            walkway will be considered
                                                                                                                                                            if you have
with dreams of becoming a                                                                                                 only in conjunction with
                                                                                                                                                                     any questions regarding this
finalist. Through the years,       dream of becoming a finalist      kitchen. Her kitchen is al-                          wood handicap ramps.
she hadn’t limited herself to      after years of entering, never    ready getting a makeover of
the Sweet Treats category;         dreaming she would win the        sorts; GE is giving her a new
she dabbled in the savory cat-     grand prize.                      double oven and $7,000
egories as well, making sure          In addition to the $1 mil-     worth of GE appliances,
to use the sponsor ingredients     lion, which she will receive      which she would like to use
in her creations. But those        $50,000 a year for 20 years,      to buy a new stovetop for her
recipes never got passed the       she won $5,000 for the Jif Pea-   kitchen island, she said.
initial entry stage.               nut Butter Award, the brand          While winning the $1 mil-
   This time, her recipe made      of peanut butter she used in      lion prevents her from enter-
the cut. Carolyn attributes it     her recipe. She plans on giv-     ing the Bake-Off again, she
to the cookie’s likeability.       ing some of her winnings to       plans on continuing to test
   “It’s easy and fun to make      her family and to Covenant        her baking abilities at the
and appeals to everybody,”         United Methodist Church in        Montgomery County Fair.
she said.                          the Village, where she               She just might get to hang
   Describing herself as a         teaches Sunday school. She        another ribbon above those
self-doubter, Carolyn said she     also wants to purchase new        kitchen cabinets.
was just excited to fulfill her    granite countertops for her

                                   Carolyn’s tips for aspiring bakers

                                      • Use the best ingredients;
                                      • Be in the right mood to bake or cook. It comes out as                               Go ll
                                   good as you feel;
                                      • Use the right sized pan for the job; and
                                      • Be sure of your oven temperature. Ovens sometimes
                                   register a different temperature than what it reads.

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14                  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                               MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


     Setting the record straight: knowing who to call at MVF
     Understanding differences between Community Management and Architectural Standards
        It is not unusual for our       transferred to Community               In the meantime, a good                            Community Management han-         tion that concerns personal
     Judies in Architectural Stan-      Management and the second            way to help differentiate the de-                    dles such issues as snow re-      property—any property owned
     dards to get a call from a resi-   to Architectural Standards.          partments is as follows:                             moval, storm drain mainte-        by an individual. Architectural
     dent inquiring about sidewalk         To help clarify for our read-                                                          nance, sidewalk and street re-    Standards is responsible for
     repair or snow removal. On the     ers the responsibility of each
                                                                                     COMMUNITY                                    pairs and landscaping of com-     approving exterior changes.
     other hand, it’s not unusual for   department, we’re placing the               MANAGEMENT                                    munity grounds.                   Exterior changes include any-
     the good folks in Community        FAQs for each department                Call 301-948-0110, ext. 312                                                         thing from replacing a door to
     Management to receive a call       side-by-side. We hope this will      or 327, when you have a ques-                           ARCHITECTURAL
                                                                                                                                                                    building a deck or shed, to ad-
     about some desired exterior        help to make each depart-            tion that concerns community                              STANDARDS                    ditions on your home.
     change to a residence. Alas,       ment’s responsibilities more         property—property that is not                           Call 301-948-0110, ext. 351
     the first call will need to be     readily apparent.                    owned by any one person.                             or 355, when you have a ques-

                                                                                   Other helpful
                                                                                   MVF phone
                                                                              MVF’s main number is
                                                                              The general email address
                                                                              • Receptionist ....................... press 0
                                                                              • BoardofDirectors24-HourVoiceMail
                 Community Management                                            press 5
                                                                              • Maintenance,tree,communitystreet                               Architectural Standards
        MVF’s community association managers answer residents’                   or bike path damage, clogged storm
     most frequently asked questions about their homes and/or condo-             drainsorotherneighborhoodinforma-                   Judy and Judi from the Architectural Standards Department
     minium association corporations. MVF provides management ser-               tion                                             are here to answer your questions about making changes to
     vices for Eastgate, East Village, Maryland Place, Middle Village,        East Village, Eastgate, Stedwick,                   your property. Call Judy or Judi at 301-948-0110, ext. 355 or 351,
     Patton Ridge, Stedwick and Whetstone homes corporations as well          Whetstone ........................... ext. 312      or send an email to or Ques-
     as Horizon Run, Thomas Choice and Thomas Choice Gardens                  Horizon Run, Maryland Place,                        tions may also be mailed to Montgomery Village News, 10120
     Condominiums. Send your questions to or Mont-             Middle Village ....................... ext. 327     Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886, or faxed to
     gomery Village News, 10120 Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Vil-             Patton Ridge. ....................... ext. 344      301-990-7071.
     lage, MD 20886. Questions can also be faxed to 301-990-7071.             Thomas Choice Condo, Thomas Choice
                                                                              Gardens Condo ............ 301-948-7080                Q: When are the ARB Meet-         Q: I understand there is a
        Q: The light in front of my         In some communities, such                                                             ing dates?                        deadline for the application
                                                                              • Recreation Classes, Programs,                        A: The Architectural Re-       submission. When is the dead-
     house isn’t working. What should   as Whetstone and Stedwick, the              ActivityCards .................. press 0
     I do?                              lights are wired to individual                                                            view Board Meetings are           line?
                                                                              • SnowHotline .................. press 2
        A: The maintenance for          homes, and those homeowners           • Assessments ................. ext. 346            generally held the first and         A: Yes, there is a deadline
     street lights in the Village can   are reimbursed for the cost of        • Covenants .............. ext. 326, 301            third Wednesdays of each          for submitting the Property
     be confusing. Some of the lights   electricity used to light commu-      • ArchitecturalStandards                            month at the Foundation of-       Improvement Request form
     belong to the homeowners,          nity streets. It should be noted      Paint colors, other info. ........ ext. 355         fice. There are some excep-       for property modifications.
     some to the homes associa-         that those homeowners are re-         Violations ............................. ext. 319   tions to these dates through-     The deadline is always the
     tions/condominiums and             quired by covenant to provide         • Wildlife: Diseased or dying                       out the year and these ex-        Thursday prior to the meet-
     some to Montgomery County.         power to the lights. Sometimes              wildlife (Recreation) ......... ext. 336      ceptions will be posted           ing date at 5 p.m. The Archi-
     Here is a brief summary of re-     the power to the light has been       • StreetLightsOut .......... ext. 301               prior to the meeting at least     tectural Standards staff will
                                                                              • RecreationHotline .......... press 7              two weeks in advance. In          determine whether or not the
     sponsibility. To report specific   turned off from inside the house
                                                                              • Montgomery VillageNews                            July of this year, the meet-      submittal form meets the
     problems, call your commu-         to which the light is connected.      Advertising ........................... ext. 328
     nity manager.                      In those cases, the electrician                                                           ing dates will be July 9 and      deadline criteria.
                                                                              Executive Editor ................... ext. 331
        Lights attached to the out-     will visit the area and notify the                                                        23. Residents time remains           Please note: The email
                                                                              Managing Editor .................... ext. 321
     side wall of a house or patio      community manager, who will           Circulation ........................... ext. 342    at 6:30 p.m. for each meet-       address for Judy Carmick
     wall – these are almost always     then contact the homeowner            • Web site ...................... ext. 359          ing. Please call the Founda-      has been changed to
     the responsibility of the indi-    and ask to have the power re-         • Community Centers                                 tion office if you have any
     vidual homeowner in the            stored.                               Lake Marion 301-948-8082/8083/8084                  questions as to the dates
     homes corporations (condo-             Colonial style lights on the      Stedwick ...................... 301-926-9793        and times.
     miniums may differ). In the        neighborhood streets or bike          North Creek ............... 301-926-9858
     event the light fixture is dam-    paths – these are the property        Whetstone .................. 301-926-9428
     aged, however, the MVF Archi-      of the homes association or con-      • Pools
                                                                              Apple Ridge ................. 301-977-9869
     tectural Standards Department      dominium. Call your commu-
                                                                              Christopher Court ........ 301-926-9314
     can provide information on re-
     placement styles and options.
                                        nity manager to request repair.
                                        Sometimes the problem in-
                                                                              Cider Mill .................... 301-948-0610            Refresh your body and your spirit
                                                                              Hurley Park ................. 301-926-9544
     In areas such as Clubside, For-    volves the light fixture or the
     est Brooke, and the Hamptons,
     homeowners are assigned re-
                                        photocell, and these can easily
                                        be repaired. However, some-
                                                                              Lake Marion ................ 301-948-8083
                                                                              Heron’s Cove ............... 301-495-6612
                                                                              North Creek ............... 301-926-9858
                                                                                                                                                  MASSA GE
     sponsibility for specific lights   times the problem involves the        Stedwick ...................... 301-926-9247
     that are in areas shared by sev-   power to the pole. In those           Thomas Choice ............ 301-926-9440               Swedish Relaxation -
     eral homes; contact your com-      cases, the repairs can not be fi-     Normandie-on-the-Lake I
     munity manager for informa-        nalized until Pepco repairs the            .............................. 301-948-0838      Deep Tissue $50/hr
     tion on your responsibility.       wiring. The electrician will con-     Normandie-on-the-Lake II
                                                                                   .............................. 301-587-0900      Hot Stone Massage $70/hr
        Globe lights next to the        tact Pepco to report the wire
     neighborhood streets or bike       break and Pepco will notify the       Watkins Mill .................. 301-926-9863
     paths – these are almost always    electrician when repairs have
                                                                              Whetstone ................... 301-926-9719                 Nora Bell, LMT
     the responsibility of the homes
     association or condominium.
                                        been made.
                                            Lights on county roads –
     You should call your commu-        these are the property and re-
     nity manager to report the out-    sponsibility of the county. Call                                                                  Gift certificates available
     age.                               240-777-ROAD for repair re-                                                                  Nationally Board Certified • Licensed               NCBTMB
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                     F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                      15

             HOMES CORPORATIONS                                                                                Homes corporation and condominium association articles
                                                                                                               are provided by representatives or board members from the

               & CONDOMINIUM                                                                                   corporations and associations. The information and opin-
                                                                                                               ions provided within these articles do not necessarily reflect

                                                                                                               the views of the Montgomery Village Foundation, its Board
                                                                                                               of Directors, representatives or staff. Residents with spe-
                                                                                                               cific questions or concerns about the information contained
 S OUTH V ILLAGE S CENES                                                                                       in these articles should contact their community manager
                                                                                                               or the author of the article.
Committee activities
                                                                                                              W HETSTONE W ATCH
by the South Village Homes          serious problems with speed-         drainage, and at general main-
Corporation Board of
                                    ing cars and trucks: Lake Land-
                                    ing Road - 1; Nathan’s Place - 2;
                                                                         tenance practices (including
                                                                         trash storage, vehicles, animal
                                                                                                             Community lighting update
                                    Pier Point Drive - 3; Islandside     waste, etc.). Property owners       by Michael McCabe
   Just a few things to report
on this week and a standing         Drive - 4; and Lakeshore Drive -     will be notified as to any ob-
                                                                                                                The newly installed secu-           Earlier this year, the board
invitation to all residents to      6. If you would like to assist the   served violations or problems
                                                                                                             rity lighting system at the         changed the security lighting
join one or more committees         committee with its delibera-         and, where appropriate, the
                                                                                                             North Dock gazebo was re-           by replacing the incandescent
to help shape South Village         tions, please email jfpizzonia@      committee will make sugges-
                                                                                                             cently put to a test. The Mont-     floods with a different design
into the community that we all                         tions as to contractors, research
                                                                                                             gomery County Police re-            of halogen floods deemed to be
want it to be. The aforemen-            Public Safety: The Public        available county resources,
                                                                                                             sponded to a resident’s com-        more suitable. To diminish the
tioned reports have to do with      Safety Committee is working on       and perhaps be able arrange
                                                                                                             plaint and apprehended five         potential for vandalism, the fix-
the activities of the Roads &       setting up a Neighborhood            for bulk purchases of supplies
                                                                                                             trespassers. The police be-         ture was relocated higher on
Traffic Committee, the Public       Watch program that will cover        and services. Again, the com-
                                                                                                             lieved that the new lighting        the ceiling to the original loca-
Safety Committee, and the           the entire South Village. But we     mittee is in need of volunteers
                                                                                                             was effective, but the resident     tion of the 100-watt sodium
newly-reconstituted Private         need volunteers! If you would        to assist with these walk-
                                                                                                             who called the police was not       lamp.
Property Maintenance Com-           like to be part of Neighborhood      throughs and invites any resi-
                                                                                                             as sure.                               Regarding the police visit, it
mittee.                             Watch, or if you would like to       dent or homeowner with an
                                                                                                                Previously, the lighting sys-    was reported that the resident
   Roads & Traffic: Roads &         assist the committee with other      interest in this area to contact
                                                                                                             tem at the gazebo had three 100-    who called the police stated the
Traffic will shortly be present-    security issues, please email        Steve Leskowitz.
                                                                                                             watt high-pressure sodium           “noise level” prompted the call,
ing to the South Village board      Steve Leskowitz of The Manage-          Although not a South Vil-
                                                                                                             lamps installed on the gazebo       not the lights. The resident said
of directors a well-considered      ment Group at sleskowitz@            lage committee, Friends of
                                                                                                             roof. Two of the lamps were         that the dock light goes on and
plan for the installation of and he will put you      Whetstone Lake (F.O.W.L.)
                                                                                                             located on the outside near the     off depending on the move-
some type of speed deterrent        in touch with the chair of the       was founded and is directed by
                                                                                                             roof peak, and one lamp was         ment and the resident couldn’t
on SV streets. The committee        committee, Lynn Jerome, and          South Village residents, Jeannie
                                                                                                             located on the inside, about half   see how many trespassers
has ruled out speed bumps, is       the Neighborhood Watch coor-         and Joe Pizzonia. Joe is also a
                                                                                                             way up the ceiling. The exte-       were there due to that. That resi-
researching cobbled “traffic        dinator, Sheila Warren.              member of the South Village
                                                                                                             rior lamps were primarily for       dent concluded that the new
calming” crosswalks, and is             Private Property Mainte-         board of directors. F.O.W.L.
                                                                                                             safety and the interior lamp for    lighting system was not a de-
leaning towards speed               nance: This committee, which         makes an enormous contribu-
                                                                                                             security. The three lamps were      terrent. Other residents had
humps (somewhat less jarring        had lapsed in the last several       tion to South Village, and to the
                                                                                                             controlled by a photo sensor,       different opinions. One resi-
than speed bumps). It will re-      years, has been reconstituted to     entire Village, through its fre-
                                                                                                             which senses daylight and           dent observed the dumping of
view bids from various con-         deal with the growing deterio-       quent cleanups, its conserva-
                                                                                                             turns the lights on at dusk and     bottles and other trash into the
tractors to install some type of    ration of private property in our    tion activities, and its involve-
                                                                                                             off at dawn.                        lake. Another commented that
speed deterrent (possibly           community. The committee will        ment in Village environmental
                                                                                                                Last fall, the Whetstone         the very bright light does act as
cobbled crosswalks, probably        be surveying each home in            issues. Its latest Rake-the-Lake,
                                                                                                             board voted to change the           a deterrent to most, but not all
speed humps) and will bring         South Village by means of            held in April, was highly suc-
                                                                                                             lamps and to relocate the photo     trespassers. In fact, nighttime
its recommendation to the           neighborhood walk-throughs           cessful both in collecting sub-
                                                                                                             sensor to a more suitable posi-     visitors with reading materials
board at either of the next two     and will contact homeowners          stantial amounts of trash from
                                                                                                             tion. To improve illumination       were observed.
meetings. Residents will be         with suggestions as to how they      Lake Whetstone and its shores,
                                                                                                             of the dock and parking area           The Whetstone board
alerted as to the proposed lo-      can bring their homes up to          and in bringing the commu-
                                                                                                             and save energy, the exterior       would like feedback from resi-
cations of the crosswalks/          standard. Participants in the        nity together in a worthwhile
                                                                                                             lamps were relocated from the       dents on the new security light-
speed humps, which will be          walk-throughs will be looking        activity. The next Rake-the-
                                                                                                             roof peak to about 2/3 down         ing system at the gazebo. Con-
marked on the streets them-         at the condition (with respect to    Lake is scheduled for June. We
                                                                                                             the roof and the wattage was        tact MVF Community Manager
selves, and residents will have     damage, painting and repair,         hope to see you there!
                                                                                                             reduced from 100 to 70 watts.       Aimee Winegar at 301-948-
a chance to provide feedback        cleaning/maintenance) of roof-
                                                                         South Village Scenes: for resi-     To increase security and save       0110, ext. 312 or via email at
to the board on the subject.        ing and siding, doors (exterior),
                                                                         dents of Center Stage, Dockside,    energy, the single interior lamp
Currently, the plan is to install   screen and garage, awnings/
                                                                         Grover’s Forge, Hamptons, Mill-     was replaced with two motion-           To log on to the Whetstone
16 such speed deterrents on         canopies, fencing/dividers,
                                                                         race, Nathan’s Hill and Walker’s    operated lamps, each with two       Homes Corporation web site,
the following streets, identi-      masonry (structural and non-         Choice.                             incandescent floodlights. The       visit www.montgomeryvillage.
fied by residents as having         structural), and plumbing and
                                                                                                             interior lamps were also moved      com, go to the Communities
                                                                                                             to new locations near the lower     menu, and select Whetstone
 N ORTHGATE N EWS                                                                                            edges of the roof to improve        from the list of communities.

Paving to begin May 12                                                                                       coverage with the motion sen-
                                                                                                             sors. Unfortunately, that loca-     Whetstone Watch: for residents
                                                                                                                                                 of The Courts, Goshenside,
by Jane L. Hatch                    ing will be as follows:              ule for their roadway and the       tion allowed trespassers to dis-
                                                                                                                                                 Lakeside and the Ridges of
                                       1. Bethany Court and              approximate length of time          able the security lighting by
   On Monday, May 12,                                                                                                                            Whetstone.
                                    Bethany Place                        they will be impacted.              simply unscrewing the flood-
Mattern Construction Com-                                                                                    lights.
pany will begin The Points             2. Cherrystone Court, Cape            If you are one of the
paving project, weather per-        Anne Court and Cape Anne             homeowners who has elected
mitting. During the first sev-      Place                                to have your driveway re-
eral days of the project, as-          3. Aspenwood Court and            paved, that work will be done
phalt repairs and transition        Ash Hollow Place                     at the same time the roadway
milling will be performed.             4. Aspenwood Lane                 in front of your home is paved.
When the milling takes place           Each section will take ap-            Once again, we want to
in front of individual drive-       proximately two days. The en-        thank all residents of The
ways, residents will not be         tire project is expected to take     Points for your patience dur-
able to exit for approximately      two to three weeks depending         ing this large endeavor.
15 minutes.                         upon weather and unexpected
                                    conditions.                          Northgate News: for residents
   When the actual asphalt                                               of Apple Ridge, Dorsey’s Re-
overlay begins, all the courts         Two days prior to work be-
                                                                         gard, McKendree I & II, Overlea,
and side streets will be done       ing done in a specific area, resi-
                                                                         The Points, Shadow Oak and
first, followed by Aspen-           dents of that area will receive      Williams Range.
wood Lane. The order of pav-        a memo outlining the sched-
16                  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                           MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

      P ATTON R IDGE R EPORT                                                                                   E AST V ILLAGE ECHO

     New signs, trees in Patton Ridge                                                                         Changes coming—keep
     by the Patton Ridge Board of
                                                                                                              by David Cline                     PRIVATE PROPERTY
                                                                                                                 Several changes are com-         INSPECTIONS TO
        ENTRANCE SIGNS                                                                                        ing to East Village. First, de-
         The board of directors, at                                                                                                                    START
                                                                                                              velopment will proceed on             The first phase of the
     its April meeting, established                                                                           the Webb Tract, the 150 acre
     an entrance sign renewal pro-                                                                                                              newly implemented Private
                                                                                                              property adjacent to East Vil-    Property Maintenance Pro-
     gram that will replace all com-                                                                          lage. County and private de-
     munity entrance signs within                                                                                                               gram (PPM) will start in July.
                                                                                                              velopment will most likely        Now that spring is here, this
     Patton Ridge over the next five                                                                          become a fixture on the site. A
     years. These stone monu-                                                                                                                   is a good time to inspect your
                                                                                                              meeting was held at the           property for wear and tear.
     ments are larger, more visible                                                                           North Creek Community
     and higher off the ground,                                                                                                                 Particular attention should be
                                                                                                              Center on May 7 to inform         given to wood trim on the eves
     which will permit better land-                                                                           residents of some of the pro-
     scaping. In addition, each                                                                                                                 of your house and any other
                                                                                                              posed changes for the Webb        areas you discover have suf-
     sign will receive new land-                                                                              Tract. Residents should keep
     scaping and lighting. The first                                                                                                            fered from the elements.
                                                                                                              informed of these changes so          It should be noted that the
     two communities to receive                                                                               they can have their input to
     the new signs will be Fairidge      community, we are continuing        sure that individual resi-                                         first inspections are designed
                                                                                                              the county planning process.      to help residents become
     and Briar Glen. New signs           the removal and replacement         dences are maintained in ac-
     will be added to two-to-three       of dead and/or dying trees as       cordance with established           NEIGHBORHOOD                   aware of areas of concern un-
     new communities each year.          well as planting new trees and      community standards. In                 WATCH                      der the PPM. Most residents
     We are pleased to join with the     bushes that will enhance            addition, the board will be         Two more organizational        do an outstanding job of main-
     Stedwick homes corporation          given areas.                        asking the MVF Executive         meetings will be held for         taining their homes with the
     in working together in replac-                                          Committee to permit the ARB      Wethersfield, Glenbrooke,         result that East Village is a
                                               ENHANCED                                                                                         vibrant and beautiful commu-
     ing our signs, which enable                                             to investigate a formal fining   and Meadowgate. The meet-
     both HOA’s to realize the best          ARCHITECTURAL                   process in order to enforce      ings will be held at the Whet-    nity. Unfortunately, there can
     competitive price.                        CONTROL                       violations.                      stone Community Center on         be a rather wide interpreta-
                                            In an ongoing effort to                                           May 20 and 27 at 7 p.m.           tion of what is acceptable. The
      TREE RENEWAL AND                   maintain the integrity of our       Patton Ridge Report: for resi-                                     Maintenance Program’s main
                                                                                                                 To help keep crime down,
        REPLACEMENT                      community’s architectural           dents of Arrowhead, Fairway                                        goal is to help everyone main-
                                                                             Islands, Fairidge, Greentee I,   residents need to attend these
         CONTINUES                       standards, the board of direc-                                       meetings to be trained and        tain their homes at a high and
                                                                             II, Highfield and Partridge                                        uniform level of appearance.
       Having completed a four-          tors is working directly with       Place I and II.                  become more aware of what
     year tree renewal and replace-      the MVF Architectural Stan-                                          they can do to keep their com-        The board of directors will
     ment program throughout our         dards Department to help en-                                         munities safe.                    be closely monitoring the pro-
                                                                                                                                                gram to make sure all resi-
                                                                                                               SNOUFFER SCHOOL                  dents are treated fairly under
                                                                                                                  ROAD TO BE                    the new policy. If a resident
                                                                     Estate Planning Seminar                       WIDENED                      feels they don’t have enough
                                                                          Thursday, June 5, 2008                 Snouffer School Road will      time to make the repairs, the
                                                                   Session 1: 10 A.M. • Session 2: 7 P.M.     be widened in the near future.    Maintenance Program policy
                                                                         The Gaithersburg Hilton              The widening project is part      specifically allows for a flex-
                                                                            620 Perry Parkway                 of the Webb Tract plan. The       ible time period to make re-
                                                                         Gaithersburg, MD 20877               developer of the Webb Tract       pairs. The only exceptions are
                                                                                                              will be paying for the im-        situations that are clearly
                                                                    RSVP by May 30 to 301-428-3911 or                                           health hazards. The policy is
                                                                  provements. The current two-
                                                                                                              lane road will become a five-     quite strict about anything
                                                                                                              lane road. Residents who live     that threatens the safety or
                                  F R E E            S E M I N A R                                            near Snouffer School Road         health of the community.
                                                                                                              will want to attend an infor-     East Village Echo: for residents
           The 11 Costliest Estate Planning                                                                   mational meeting on Thurs-
                                                                                                              day, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                                of The Downs, The Reach, The
                                                                                                                                                Estates, Essex Place II, Candle
                                                                                                              the North Creek Community         Ridge, Gable field, Glen
           Mistakes and How to Avoid Them                                                                     Center. Residents will have an
                                                                                                              opportunity to voice their
                                                                                                                                                Brooke,      Meadow
                                                                                                                                                Ashford, Holly Pointe and

                  — presented by James Hyatt, Attorney at Law —                                               opinions at this meeting at       Wethersfield.
                                                                                                              North Creek.

       J  ames A. Hyatt has been helping people
          plan for their family’s security for over 28
                                                         • Avoiding disputes among your heirs
                                                         • Protecting your children’s
       years. He has also helped many clients clean        inheritance from divorce and lawsuits
       up messes left behind by those who died           • Making proper plans for care of minor
       without proper estate planning.                     children
                                                         • Establishing guidelines for health care
       This presentation is based on his extensive         decisions
       experience and is designed to inform and          • Advantages and disadvantages of wills,
       prepare you to avoid the most serious and           living trusts, powers of attorney, living wills
       costly mistakes; and ensure that your loved         and other documents
       ones are protected. Topics will include:
                                                         Space is limited. RSVP for you and a
       • Minimizing estate taxes                         friend TODAY! If you can't attend, call
       • Avoiding probate                                301-428-3911 to request a FREE copy of
       • Protecting IRAs and Retirement Plans            The 11 Costliest Estate Planning Mistakes.

                           13220 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                              F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008                    17

 E ASTGATE E XPRESS                                                                                    S TEDWICK S IGNALS

Eastgate prepares for summer                                                                           Some improvements in
by Mary Helen Amery                ber listed below. Let’s keep
                                   Eastgate clean.
                                                                     property to the standards of
                                                                     our community.
  EASTGATE PICNIC                                                       In the next few weeks some     by Bing Garthright                    More good news is that
   The annual Eastgate pic-               SUMMER
                                                                     residents may receive notices        Before I revisit the improve-   current inspections show that
nic is Sunday, June 1 from              MAINTENANCE                  about specific maintenance                                           Stedwick residents are doing
                                       Summer is here and with it                                      ments in Stedwick over the
2 to 5 p.m. at Martin Roy Park.                                      issues that need to be ad-                                           a good job of maintaining
                                   we are all spending more time                                       past year, please note that the
An afternoon of fun, food and                                        dressed. Please read the let-                                        yards and homes. Out of our
                                   outside. The warm weather                                           biggest threat to Stedwick hap-
getting to know your neigh-                                          ter carefully and examine                                            1,260 homes, only a few
                                   beckons us outside during                                           piness at present is still the
bors awaits you! We’ll have                                          your home to identify the                                            present serious problems.
                                   these first warm days. The kids                                     possibility that the county will
hamburgers and hot dogs, a                                           maintenance issues. When                                             These are sad exceptions in-
                                   are riding bicycles, playing                                        decide to build M-83, the ex-
moon bounce, face painting                                           you begin working on your                                            volving family illnesses and
                                   ball and running around. Gar-                                       tension of Midcounty High-
and more. Come out and                                               home, first place a call to the                                      bankruptcies, and we get
                                   dening, lawn maintenance,                                           way north from Montgomery
meet old and new neighbors                                           Architectural Standards De-                                          hampered in those cases by
                                   and house maintenance seem                                          Village Avenue. The route
at this fun, family event. All                                       partment at MVF. They will                                           slow responses from the
                                   to be never-ending activities.                                      goes right up against Clusters
Eastgate residents are invited                                       provide you with all of the                                          county government. It’s pos-
                                   We encourage all residents to                                       I and II and the Ridges of
to take part in our picnic. As                                       information needed regard-                                           sible that the county agencies
                                   take time and plant a garden                                        Stedwick. Views, quiet, and
a reminder, all minor chil-                                          ing paint codes and colors,                                          are struggling with a rising
                                   and enter it in the Most Beau-                                      property values would all suf-
dren must be accompanied by                                          door styles, deck stain, siding                                      workload and fixed re-
                                   tiful Garden Contest, spon-                                         fer. In addition, the damage to
a parent or guardian at the                                          colors, and all other exterior                                       sources.
                                   sored by the Montgomery Vil-                                        our excellent woods and wet-
picnic.                                                              maintenance requirements.                                               Finally, we are gratified to
                                   lage Foundation. There are                                          lands would be a huge loss.
     CLEANUP DAY                                                     We thank you in advance for       Many of our neighboring com-       learn that sister homes asso-
                                   categories for single-family      your cooperation in these is-                                        ciations like our new entry
    RESCHEDULED                    homes as well as townhouses.                                        munities would feel even more
                                                                     sues.                             damage: Normandie I and II,        signs enough to join us in
    The Charlesgate Cleanup        Why not get out there and
                                                                      CRIME PREVENTION                 Walker’s Choice, Christopher       combined purchases, thereby
day has been rescheduled for       plant some colorful annuals
                                                                                                       Court, Breckenridge, Heron’s       bringing us a nice discount on
Saturday, June 14. All resi-       and pretty perennials or put         Remember, if you see
                                                                                                       Cove, and our nearest neigh-       our costs. The two signs at
dents of Charlesgate are in-       in some bushes or ornamental      something suspicious or ille-
                                                                                                       bors,     Seneca-Whetstone,        Dunbridge Way in Frenchton
vited to get out and pick up       trees. Then, take a picture and   gal please call the police de-
                                                                                                       Woodland Hills, Windbrooke,        and Club Hill are being built
trash throughout Charles-          submit it to the MVF. For more    partment. If the police are not
                                                                                                       and Montgomery Meadows.            now, and next year we will
gate. Please place all trash in    details, visit the MVF web site   called, they do not know
                                                                                                          As improvements go, I just      complete our renovations by
plastic bags and deposit the       at     what is happening and find
                                                                                                       looked at the Stedwick Signals     replacing the last two signs
bags in the designated area            Eastgate recently began the   it more difficult to do their
                                                                                                       article about one year ago, and    in Clusters I.
across from the Charlesgate        first round of private property   jobs. The non-emergency
                                                                                                       see that we have taken some           As always, your comments
tot lot; the area will be          maintenance inspections. The      number for the Montgomery
                                                                                                       action to deal with the rare but   and suggestions are wel-
marked. Signs will tell which      main issues being seen are        County Police is 301-279-
                                                                                                       serious problem of very incon-     come. To reach the Stedwick
items are prohibited from          cracked, peeling or flaking       8000.
                                                                                                       siderate neighbors. Our Nox-       Homes Corporation commu-
pickup, including such items       paint, rotted wood in trims          Now you’re up to date on
                                                                                                       ious Behavior Policy gives us      nity management team, call
as car batteries and hazard-       and bump outs, and rake           Eastgate!
                                                                                                       some tools to counter such         301-948-0110, ext. 312, or
ous chemicals. Thank you           board painting on the                Residents who have ques-
                                                                                                       problems. Our goal is to nip       email
residents for helping to keep      townhomes. Please remember        tions or comments about
our community clean and lit-       that this program is a re-        Eastgate should contact the       such problems in the bud. This     Stedwick Signals: for residents
ter free!                          minder of home maintenance        community manager at 301-         should prevent the rare bad        of Club Hill, Clusters I, II and
    As a reminder, we can all      that needs to be done as well     948-0110, ext. 312 or by email    neighbor from driving away         III, Forest Brooke, Frenchton
pick up litter anytime we see      as a community-wide effort to     at              the considerate neighbors          Place, Ridges of Stedwick and
it. If you notice bulk items in    maintain the value of our                                           around him.                        The Heights.
the common areas that                                                Eastgate Express: for residents
                                   homes. The goal is not to be      of Charlesgate, Hickory
should be picked up or gen-        “maintenance police,” but         Grove, Kings Point, The Mead-
eral areas with litter prob-       rather to encourage Eastgate      ows, The Mews, Ridgefield
lems, please contact our com-      residents to maintain their       and Woods Edge.
munity manager at the num-

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There are still openings at MVF summer camps—register today!
    CAMP TINY FEET                 CAMP WALKA-WALKA                     a week. Act quickly so your chil-   Trips: Six Flags America and                from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spots are
   There are still limited open-       Summer camps are guaran-         dren don’t miss a great oppor-      Maryland Science Center                     filling up quickly, so sign your
ings available in Camp Tiny        teed to keep children active. This   tunity to make new friends and         Session 2: June 30 to July 11            camper up today!
Feet. This spectacular morn-       fun-filled camp for children ages    have a summer full of fun. For         Trips: Ice skating and Kings                 Week 1: June 16 to June 20
ing-only day camp is designed      6 through 9 meets Monday to          more information contact Ana        Dominion                                    Trips: National Air & Space
with 4-and 5-year-olds in          Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at      Navarro at 301-948-0110 ext 367,       Session 3: July 14 to 25                 Museum and Shadowland
mind. Led by experienced and       Stedwick Community Center,           or email          Trips: Splash Down Water-                       Week 2: June 23 to June 27
dedicated staff, this camp of-     10401 Stedwick Road. Camp                                                park and Washington Mystics                 Trip: Hershey Park – FULL
                                                                         CAMP RACING WIND
fers story time, crafts and        starts on Monday, June 16 and                                            game                                            Week 3: June 30 to July 3
                                                                           Camp Racing Wind is a
group activities. Campers will     there are still openings available                                          Session 4: July 28 to Aug. 8             Trip: Ice skating
                                                                        great place for your camper to
also participate in swim les-      in each summer session. Led by                                           Trips: Miniature golf and Cas-                  Week 4: July 7 to July 10
                                                                        be entertained all summer!
sons, four days a week. Camp       MVF’s experienced camp staff,                                            cade Lake                                   Trip: Kings Dominion
                                                                        Campers enjoy one field trip
Tiny Feet meets from 9 a.m. to     children will enjoy art and craft                                           Fees vary based on session,                  Week 5: July 14 to July 18
                                                                        per week and participate in a
noon at Whetstone Commu-           activities, sport and games and                                          so for more information, con-               Trip: Splash Down Waterpark
                                                                        variety of activities, including
nity Center. Snack and juice       special theme days and events.                                           tact Emily Fields at 301-948-                   Week 6: July 21 to July 25
provided daily. Children must      Fee includes recreational swim                                           8082, ext. 21. To register, stop            Trip: Washington Mystics
be completely toilet trained to    four days a week, supervision,                                           by the MVF office or call 301-              game
participate. Call 301-948-0110     and transportation and admis-                                            948-0110.                                       Week 7: July 28 to Aug. 1
for more information.              sion to a special destination once                                                                                   Trip: Tubing on the Potomac
                                                                                                                 TEEN EXPRESS
                                                                                                                Teen Express is the coolest
                                                                                                                                                            Week 8: Aug. 4 to Aug. 8
                                                                                                            place to be this summer!
                                                                                                                                                        Trip: Cascade Lake
                                                                                                            Campers will enjoy fantastic
                                                                                                                                                            Fees vary based on session,
                                                                                                            field trips and enjoy games,
                                                                                                                                                        so for more information, con-
                                                                                                            sports, challenges, swimming
                                                                                                                                                        tact Emily Fields at 301-948-
                                                                                                            and more! Teen Express meets
                                                                                                                                                        8082, ext. 21. To register, stop
                                                                                                            at the Lake Marion Comminty
                                                                                                                                                        by the MVF office or call 301-
                                                                        swimming! Camp Racing               Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
                                                                        Wind meets at the Lake              with an extended day option
                                                                        Marion Community Center
                                                                        from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an
                                                                        extended day option from
                                                                        8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spots are fill-
                                                                        ing up quickly, so sign your
                                                                        camper up today!
                                                                           Session 1: June 16 to June 27

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                      BRIDGE AND PINOCHLE CLUB                                                           RECIPE SWAP CLUB
           Meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Whether you are an expert                  Do you love to cook? We’re looking for original recipes to com-
        player or a beginner this is a fun and great way to meet new people        pile a Seniors In Action! Recipe Book. Stop by on Wednesday,
        who share the same interest. Meet at Stedwick Community Cen-               May 28 at 11:30 a.m. for a live cooking demonstration with Chef
        ter and be prepared to have fun.                                           Linda Smodish who will prepare an easy and delicious appetizer.
                                                                                   All are welcome to attend!
                                  SPANISH 101
           Meets every Wednesday. This is a conversation group for be-                          SENIORS IN ACTION! BOOK CLUB
        ginners. We have three classes remaining. Meetings are on May14               Do you love to read? Our new book is The Summer House by Jude
        at noon, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. and the last class is on May 28 at           Deberaux. A book discussion will take place on Wednesday, May 28
        noon.                                                                      at noon. Participants interested in joining this book club should call
                                                                                   301-948-0110, ext. 367 or sign up on Wednesday.
          Join us on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. All interest levels are wel-                               PARTICIPANTS WANTED!
        come to participate. All the necessary materials will be provided.            All adults 55 and over are welcome to visit this wonderful, fun
                                                                                   and active neighborhood program that takes place on Wednesdays,
                     COUPON CUTTER CLUB – NEW
                                                                                   from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stedwick Community Center, located at
           Meets every Wednesday. Inspired by an article in The Washing-
                                                                                   10401 Stedwick Road. Seniors In Action! is a multi-faceted program
        ton Post, “Coupon Cutters Step up to Serve Military Families,” Se-
                                                                                   designed to stimulate both the body and mind. There is an annual
        niors In Action! members have decided to start their own Coupon
                                                                                   fee of just $12 per person. For more information or to register, con-
        Cutter Club. Our goal is to cut out and collect coupons for families
                                                                                   tact Ana Navarro at 301-948-0110, ext 367.
        of troops who sometimes struggle to make ends meet on military
        salaries. Please bring newspapers, coupons and scissors. For more                      DAY TRIP TO ANNAPOLIS HARBOR
        information, contact Ana Navarro at 301-948-0110, ext 367.                     Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to sit back, relax and let
                                                                                   someone else do the driving as we take you on an exploration of our
                      MAY POTLUCK CELEBRATION
                                                                                   state capital on a comfortable, air conditioned coach bus. We’ll start
           Bring a dish to share with the group on May 21 at noon. Meet
                                                                                   our adventure with a guided driving tour of historic Annapolis. Learn
        new people and enjoy good conversation as this is our last Pot
                                                                                   about the rich and diverse history of our state capital city, and enjoy a
        Luck, so don’t miss out. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to
                                                                                   quick stop at the scenic Severn River Overlook and the World War II
        bring a dish to take part. Just bring good conversation and enthu-
                                                                                   Memorial. Everyone will then enjoy lunch on their own at any down-
        siasm. For those who would like to bring a dish to share, sign up
                                                                                   town restaurant of their choice. Participants are welcome to bring a
        at Stedwick Community Center or call 301-948-0110, ext 367.
                                                                                   bag lunch. We will wrap up our trip with a narrated cruise aboard the
                HEALTHY LIVING WORKSHOPS (FREE)                                    Harbor Queen and enjoy views of the Annapolis Harbor and the banks
           Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Corporate Fit-            of the U.S. Naval Academy. Registration for Seniors in Action! mem-
        ness Works will provide two, one-hour presentations on Wednes-             bers is just $20 and the cost of the trip for non-members residing in
        day, May 21 and the second presentation on Wednesday, May 28               Montgomery County is $25. Participants must register in advance at
        beginning at 10:30 a.m. The two presentations are part of our fall         the MVF main office on Apple Ridge Road. For additional informa-
        prevention series. The first presentation is called “Stand Tall, Don’t     tion, contact Ana Navarro at 301-948-0110, ext. 367 or email
        Fall.” This presentation will cover ways to prevent falls, and we
        will assess individual balance and strength. The second presenta-              Wednesday, June 4
        tion is called “Seniors Stay Strong.” This will be an interactive              8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
        session using resistive bands to increase the awareness of main-               Depart from Stedwick Community Center at 9 a.m.
        taining strength as we age and why it is so important in daily                 $20 for Seniors In Action! Members; $25 for non-members re-
        living. Contact Ana Navarro with questions regarding these pre-            siding in Montgomery County
        sentations at 301-948-0110, ext. 367.

     Discounted amusement park tickets now                                                                           Aerobics
     available at Foundation                                                                                           It’s not too late to join our
                                                                                                                    Aerobic classes! Jacki Soren-
                                                                                                                                                          Lake Marion Community Cen-
        The Montgomery Village              • Dutch Wonderland: All                                                 sen’s Aerobic Programs can               Fees are as low as $6 to drop
     Foundation Department of            Ages $26 ($3.95 savings)                                                   help you lose weight, burn            in a class at any time! Fees for
     Recreation, Parks and Cul-             • Hershey Park: Adults $37                                              calories, reduce stress, and          one, two, or three classes per
     ture, in conjunction with the       ($10.95 savings), Children $27                                             more! We have a wide variety          week are also available for the
     Maryland Recreation and             ($1.95 savings), Special Days                                              of classes to fit just about          session, which runs through
     Parks Association, is selling       (May 2 to June 27, Sunday-Fri-                                             anyone’s busy schedule.               June 16. For more information,
     discounted tickets to area          day only) $29.50 ($18.45 sav-                                              Morning Aerobic Dancing is            contact Emily Fields at 301-
     amusement parks at the Foun-        ings)                                                                      held on Mondays and Wednes-           948-8082, ext. 21.
     dation office, 10120 Apple             • King’s Dominion: Adults                                               days from 9:30 to
     Ridge Road. Payment for             $38 ($13.95 savings), Children                                             10:30 a.m. Aerobic
     these tickets must be made in       $27 ($2.95 savings)                                                        Workout will be held on
     person at the Foundation of-           • Sesame Place: All Ages                                                Tuesday and Thursday
     fice and will be accepted in        $41 ($10.02 savings)                                                       evenings from 7:15 to
     cash or by credit card (Visa or        • Six Flags America: Any                                                8:15 p.m. and on Satur-
     MasterCard) only. The Foun-         Day Adults $25 ($24.99 sav-                                                day mornings from 8:30
     dation will not accept pay-         ings), Season Passes $62 (14.99                                            to 9:30 a.m. Strong Step
     ment via fax or telephone for       savings)                                                                   is held on Monday and
     amusement park ticket sales.           • Six Flags Great Adven-             entry lines at the parks. Be       Wednesday evenings
        The prices are as follows:       ture: Adults $29 ($30 savings),         sure to take advantage of this     from 7:15 to 8:15 pm.
        • Busch Gardens: Adults          Three Days/Three Parks $52              special program. Call the          Flexibility, Stretching,
     $49 ($7.95 savings), Special        ($32.99 savings)                        Foundation at 301-948-0110         and Strength Training is
     Days (June 1 to Sept. 1) $42           • Water Country USA: All             for more information on these      held on Tuesdays from
     ($14.95 savings)                    Ages $30 ($9.95 savings)                super savings!                     6:15 to 7:15 p.m. All
        • Dorney Park: Adults $30           Buying tickets in advance                                               classes are held at the
     ($8.99 savings), Children $18       is a good way to avoid long
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                         FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                   21


Walking for Health – Meets Thursdays                                                                       Knitting Classes
   Our walking program is           miles in 30 minutes. Partici-      are scheduled as follows:              After mastering the basics            Workshop on Sunday, June 1
back outdoors and in full           pants will be able to reduce       May 15, June 5 at North Creek       of knitting, you’ll want to put          and 8. Meeting time for this
swing! Join us and discover         walks to just one mile if          Community Center; May 22 at         your new found skills to use.            workshop is 3 to 5 p.m. Cost
three of the many parks in          needed. This free program is       Lake Marion Community               MVF’s Intermediate Knitting              for the special workshop is
Montgomery Village. Come            for all ages and abilities; par-   Center; and May 29 at               class will get you on your way           $30/resident and $40/non-
out and join our walking            ticipants need only fill out a     Kaufmann Park.                      with a great project and lots of         resident.
leader as she guides us along       registration form at the site.       In case of inclement              guidance.                                   Pre-registration is required.
the trails each week. Meet          Arrive at 9 a.m. to warm up;       weather, call the cancellation         Class will meet on Sunday,            All knitting classes and work-
some fellow walkers while ex-       walks start promptly at            hotline at 301-948-8082, ext 5.     May 18, June 1 and 8 from 1 to           shops will meet at North
ercising both body and heart.       9:15 a.m.                          For more information, contact       3 p.m. Cost for the Intermedi-           Creek Community Center.
   The goal of this morning             Walks take place on Thurs-     Emily at 301-948-8082, ext. 21.     ate Knitting class is $45/resi-             Call 301-948-0110, ext. 334
program will be to walk two         days, and our spring walks                                             dent and $55/non-resident.               for more information.
                                                                                                           Special advanced workshops
                                                                                                           are also available for those
                                                                                                           with basic knitting skills.
Teen Center – every Monday afternoon and                                                                      Add another dimension to
                                                                                                           your knitting with specialized
Friday late nights!                                                                                        stitches in the Fancy Stitches

   Teens can enjoy a fun and
safe place to meet new friends
and hang out with old ones at
Stedwick Community Center.
                                                                                                           Fall Creative Playtime
The center is located at 10401
Stedwick Road, behind Mont-
gomery Village Middle                                                                                         MVF’s recreational and                for 3-year-olds is held on Tues-
School.                                                                                                    supplementary educational                day and Thursday mornings
   This school year, the teen                                                                              programs for 3- and 4-year-              from 9 a.m. to noon. The pro-
center will be open every                                                                                  olds have limited openings for           gram for 4-year-olds is held on
Monday after school from                                                                                   the fall 2008 session. This is a         Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
2:45 to 5:30 p.m. and every Fri-                                                                           great way to enhance your                day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both
day night from 7 to 10 p.m.         contests, such as Madden           punch is free. For students in      child’s social, emotional and            programs are held at Whet-
After-school hours will offer       Tournaments and Tropical           grades 6 to 9 only. Adult su-       physical development. Chil-              stone Community Center.
homework help, snacks and           Luaus. There will be food,         pervision is provided.              dren explore music, drama, fit-             Call Jana Serlo at 301-948-
other recreation activities such    music, dancing and raffles.           For more information, con-       ness, crafts, nature and                 0110, ext. 334 for more infor-
as tennis, air hockey, ping         Beverages, pizza and other         tact Ana Navarro at 301-948-        playtime. Creative Playtime              mation.
pong, PS2 Guitar Hero and           snacks will be available for       0110, ext. 367.
Xbox 360. Late nights will fea-     sale, so don’t forget to bring
ture special fun themes and         extra money. Popcorn and

                                                                       North Creek Drop-in program begins June 16
                                                                          Open to children entering        rienced staff will organize              ate family. The cost for Non-
Come out and play at Picton                                            grades 1 – 8.
                                                                          North Creek Community
                                                                                                           plenty of fun including arts
                                                                                                           and crafts, relays, games, tour-
                                                                                                                                                    Residents is $100 per child. For
                                                                                                                                                    questions regarding the North
Games on the Go                                                        Center Drop-In Program, lo-
                                                                       cated on the corner of Arrow-
                                                                                                           naments, special events and
                                                                                                           much more to provide a fun-
                                                                                                                                                    Creek Drop-In, contact Ana
                                                                                                                                                    Navarro at 301-948-0110,
    Spring is here and so is        Wednesday until May 28,            head Road and Montgomery            filled summer. To register for           ext 367 or by email at
Picton Games on the Go. This        weather permitting. Meet at        Village Avenue, offers a wide       the program parents can sign   
popular neighborhood drop-          the picnic table located in the    variety of supervised activities    up in person at the MVF Ad-                  Important Program Dates:
in program is back. Come join       grassy area across from the        that promise to keep village        ministrative Office, located at              • Open Monday, June 16 –
MVF Recreation Department           Picton of Birlstone sign. Ac-      residents entertained and ac-       10120 Apple Ridge Road. The              Friday, Aug. 8 (Closed on July
staff for an hour and a half of     tivities include ball games,       tive! This is a lower-cost, flex-   cost to register for the program         4th )
fun outdoor games and ad-           arts and crafts, capture the       ible alternative to camp if you     is a one time fee of $65 per resi-           • The program is open,
ventures! Children in grades K      flag and more. The program         are comfortable with your           dent child and $55 per second            Monday – Friday from noon to
through 8 can stop by and par-      is free to Montgomery Village      child on a drop-in basis to take    child and $40 for third or other         5 p.m.
ticipate in this fun after-school   Residents. Call Ana Navarro        part in activities. MVF’s expe-     children in the same immedi-
program on Wednesdays               at 301-948-0110, ext. 367 for
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This drop-      more information.
in program will run every
                                                                                                              Tennis classes now
Drop-In                             Adult Basketball (25 & up)                                                registering for the srping
                                                                                                                 Montgomery Village Foundation offers weekday classes
Basketball                             Maintain your
                                    basketball skills and
                                                                                                              on outdoor tennis courts located at North Creek Commu-
                                                                                                              nity Center, on the corner of Arrowhead Road and Mont-
   It’s free! Fun and fitness is    stay fit! This is a great                                                 gomery Village Avenue.
available to all Village resi-      way to stay in shape!                                                        Classes are small and offer the opportunity for hands
dents at the Lake Marion            Play pickup style bas-                                                    on, individual attention with our tennis instructor Ski
Community Center with a             ketball, going full-                                                      Aller. Whether you’re interested in brushing up on your
valid Activity Card. One guest      court or cross-court,                                                     skills or getting in a daily dose of exercise, you’ll find a
per resident is permitted on a      depending on the                                                          class that meets your needs.
space available basis. Partici-     number of partici-                                                           Classes are available for all ages and all levels. It’s not
pants age 15 and under can          pants. This program                                                       too late to sign-up. Children as young as 5 years old can
come out on Tuesdays                is held on Wednes-                                                        register for our Little Tennis youth class on Monday after-
through June 10 from 3:30 to        days through June 11                                                      noons from 4 to 5 p.m. Spring adult classes are conve-
6 p.m. Participants age 16 and      at Lake Marion Com-                                                       niently held in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and begin
over can play on Fridays            munity Center. Fees                                                       May 19.
through June 13 from 6 to           are $40 for residents                                                        Private Lessons and/or Tennis Machine Drill times are
8 p.m. For more information,        and $50 for non-resi-                                                     also available at a time and day mutually convenient to
call Emily Fields at 301-948-       dents. For more infor-                                                    you.
8082, ext. 21.                      mation, call Emily                                                           For more information regarding Tennis Classes contact
                                    Fields at 301-948-                                                        Ana Navarro at 301-948-0110, ext 367.
                                    8082, ext. 21.
22                                FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                                                                     MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


     Gaithersburg Community Museum events
        Located in the restored                                                      Civil War. He will be joined by                            ebrates Montgomery Heritage            Upcoming events at the
     1884 B&O Railroad Station
     complex near the intersection
                                                                                     Clarence Hickey and Mary
                                                                                     Lou Luff, who portray
                                                                                                                                                Days Saturday June 28 and
                                                                                                                                                Sunday, June 29, and the mu-           Gaithersburg Library
     of Summit and Diamond av-                                                       Rockville physician Dr. E. E.                              seums of Olde Towne Gaith-
     enues in Olde Towne, the City                                                   Stonestreet and his mother,                                ersburg are delighted to once                         MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
     of Gaithersburg Community                                                       Mrs. Stonestreet, discussing                               again participate in this                 Spies and detectives, good guys and bad are the threads
     Museum, at 9 Summit Av-                                                         home remedies and the civil-                               county-wide program. All               of a good whodunit, and nobody discusses them better than
     enue, is comprised of the his-                                                  ian medicine they adminis-                                 Heritage Days events are free.         the Mystery Book Club. The group meets on the second
     toric Freight House, the out-                                                   tered to returning soldiers.                                  • Visit the Gaithersburg –          Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Join them May 14 for a
     door History Park and the rail-                                                                                                            Washington Grove Fire Mu-              lively discussion of Phyllis Richman’s The Butter Did It and
                                                                                           QUILT EXHIBIT AND                                                                           Murder on the Gravy. Books will be available for participants.
     way cars on display in the                                                                                                                 seum at 13 East Diamond Av-
     train yard. The museum fea-                                                           DEMONSTRATIONS                                       enue in Olde Towne Gaithers-           Registration is required.
     tures educational exhibits and                                                      The Gaithersburg Commu-                                burg to learn about firefight-ing                   ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
     programs designed to spark                                                      nity Museum is proud to part-                              in days gone by on Saturday,
                                                                                     ner with the Asbury Method-                                                                         October Suite by Maxine Clair will be discussed at library’s
     interest and imagination                                                                                                                   June 28 from noon to 4 p.m.            adult book group on Wednesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Books
     about the city’s history. It is                                                 ist Village Historical Society in                             • Gaithersburg Latitude
                                                                                     presenting Memories – A Quilt                                                                     will be available for participants. Registration is required.
     open Thursday through Satur-                                                                                                               Observatory Tour – Though
     day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,                                                     Exhibit & Demonstrations.                                  no longer in operation, the                                FAMILY FLICKS
     with additional hours by ap-                                                    The exhibit will take place at                             Gaithersburg Latitude Obser-              Family Flicks for preschoolers and their caregivers will
     pointment. For information,                                                     the Rosborough Cultural Arts                               vatory, located at 100                 be presented Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. Three short,
     call 301-258-6160 or visit                                                      & Wellness Center, 409 Russell                             DeSellum Avenue in Gaith-              theme-based story films based on books in our collection                                                      Avenue on Friday, June 6 from                              ersburg, was one of six obser-         will be shown. Rhymes, songs or fingerplays will be offered
     seum.                                                                           1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday,                                  vatories around the globe that         between each film. Join the librarian for films about magi-
                                                                                     June 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.                              measured the wobble of the             cal tales!
              LIVING HISTORY                                                         Enter through gatehouse at                                                                           No registration is required and it’s free.
                                                                                                                                                earth on its polar axis. It is the
                 PROGRAM                                                             Odendhal and Lost Knife                                    only National Historic Land-
        Learn how Montgomery                                                         roads.                                                                                                                  OPERA CLUB
                                                                                                                                                mark in Gaithersburg. Tours
     County was affected by the                                                           Visitors are encouraged to                                                                       The Opera Club will watch then discuss Adriana
                                                                                                                                                take place Sunday, June 29
     Civil War and how some of its                                                   view the amazing quilts, par-                                                                     Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea on Wednesday, May 14 and
                                                                                                                                                from noon to 4 p.m.
     residents served in the field of                                                ticipate in a silent auction and                                                                  Tuesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. The club gets together twice a
                                                                                                                                                   • The Community Mu-
     medicine during the Antietam                                                    quilting demonstrations,                                                                          month on the second Wednesday and the third Tuesday to
                                                                                                                                                seum hours will be extended
     and Gettysburg campaigns                                                        make an acquaintance and                                                                          watch and discuss opera. No registration is required and
                                                                                                                                                for Heritage Days. The ex-
     with a living history presenta-                                                 learn some stitches at the                                                                        it’s free.
                                                                                                                                                tended hours are Saturday,
     tion of a Civil War medical                                                     quilter’s frame. An opening                                June 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                            TEEN GAME TIME
     field hospital on Saturday,                                                     ceremony will be held on Fri-                              and Sunday, June 29 from                   Got game? Join us for the new Teen Game Time on
     May 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                   day, June 6 at 1 p.m.                                      noon to 4 p.m.                         Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for youth ages 12 to 18.
     History re-enactor Robert Ur-                                                                                                                                                     Each week, participants will take part in a variety of games
     ban portrays a field surgeon                                                                                                                                                      such as classic board games, cards, retro games or trivia.
     and demonstrates how inju-                                                                 HERITAGE DAYS
                                                                                                                                                                                       Light snacks will be served. No registration is required and
     ries were treated during the                                                           Montgomery County cel-
                                                                                                                                                                                       it’s free.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           PLANT CLINICS
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Master Gardeners from Montgomery County Coop-
     2008 Montgomery County Farmers Markets                                                                                                                                            erative Extension will offer their highly popular plant clinic
                                                                                                                                                                                       at the library on Saturdays through Sept. 27 between 10 a.m.
     ready for business                                                                                                                                                                and 2 p.m. The Master Gardeners will provide answers to
                                                                                                                                                                                       questions about, but not limited to, indoor or outdoor plants,
        The 2008 Montgomery                                                          ready open, will open May 1                                ding plants, baked goods,              mystery insects, plant diseases and wildlife management.
     County Farmers Markets sea-                                                     and/or will stay open later                                herbs and more.                        They will help determine if soils need to be tested, teach
     son officially runs from June                                                   through the fall. Each market                                  Farmers markets are located        homeowners correct pruning techniques, supply helpful
     through October, but several of                                                 offers a wide range of farm                                throughout the county in               Internet sources and provide gardening fact sheets.
     the county’s 13 markets are al-                                                 fresh fruits, vegetables, bed-                             Bethesda, Potomac, Gaithers-               For more information about any of these programs or to
                                                                                                                                                burg, Silver Spring, Rockville,        sign up for those requiring registration, stop by or call the
                                                                                                                                                Wheaton, Kensington and                library at 240-773-9490. The library is located at 18330 Mont-
                   Join Us May 11 for Mother’s Day Dinner                                                                                       Takoma Park. Two new mar-              gomery Village Avenue.
                         at the Flaming Pit Restaurant                                                                                          kets include the Olney Farm-
                                                                                                                                                ers Market, which celebrates its
                                                                                 Serving Dinner from Noon to 9 p.m.
                                                                                  Early Reservations Recommended                                first full-season this year, and
                                                                    For over 25 years, the Flaming Pit Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                the Clarksburg Farmers Mar-
                                                                                                                                                ket in the heart of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Native plant and wildflower sale
                                                                    has featured superb food, expertly prepared,
                                                                      smoothly served, our bill of excellent fare.                              Clarksburg Town Center.                 A Native Plant and Wild-         terflies, birds and humming-
                                                                                                                                                    “Farmers markets provide a       flower Sale will be held from       birds. Refreshments will be
      Entrees                                                                                                                                   very important source of in-         5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 16 and      served.
      Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au jus                                                                Homemade Appetizers                         come for local farmers, while at     from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,           The sale is sponsored by the
      The finest aged prime rib of beef roasted slowly to retain its natural juices and served to   Cream of Crab Soup                  $4.95
      your taste, rare to well done.                                                                Mushroom Caps                       $7.95   the same time providing a re-        May 17 at Black Hill Regional       Friends of Black Hill Nature
      Regular Cut ............................................................... $25.95            Shrimp Cocktail                    $12.95   laxed community gathering            Park, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive        Programs to support natural-
      Extra Cut ................................................................... $32.95
                                                                                                    Clams Casino                        $6.95   place where residents can catch      in Boyds.                           ist programs at the park. For
      Fresh Norwegian Filet of Salmon ............................ $21.95
      Broiled in a lemon butter sauce, this is a delightful treat for the true salmon lover.        Dinner Selections                           up with each other as they pur-         Come celebrate our new           more information, call 301-
      Stuffed Norwegian Salmon ...................................... $26.95
                                                                                                    Include                                     chase farm fresh local prod-         greenhouse and purchase             916-0220 or visit www.Black
                                                                                                    • Salad
      Fresh Norwegian salmon stuffed with seasoned jumbo lump crab meat, baked in a
                                                                                                    • Entree                                    ucts,” said Jeremy Criss, man-       plants and wildflowers that
      lemon butter sauce.
                                                                                                    • Vegetable                                 ager, Agricultural Services Di-      are guaranteed to attract but-
      Crab Imperial ............................................................ $25.95             • Idaho Baked Potato
      Seasoned baked jumbo lump crab meat and special sauce.                                        • Homemade Bread & Butter
                                                                                                                                                vision, Department of Eco-
      Filet Mignon Center Cut ........................................... $29.95                                                                nomic Development. “Cus-
      A special treat, the filet is thick, tender, juicy and served wtih Bearnaise Sauce.
                                                                                                    • Baked Potato served with                  tomers really enjoy having the                                           Goshen Plaza Shopping Center
      Broiled Cold Water Australian Lobster Tail .......... $42.95                                    Fresh Cut Green Beans with Mushrooms      opportunity to ask farmers                                               9136 Rothbury Drive (next to CVS)
      Stuffed with jumbo lump Crab Imperial, $8.00 extra.
                                                                                                    Choice of                                   how their products are grown                                                 301-926-6328
      Breast of Chicken Cordon Bleu ................................ $18.95
      Stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, topped with Sauce Supreme.                                 • Cream of Crab Soup or                     and get firsthand advice on the             Feed the whole Family!
                                                                                                    • Fresh Garden Salad with choice of
      Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce ................................ $25.95
                                                                                                      homemade dressing
                                                                                                                                                best ways to prepare them.”
      Made with jumbo lump crab meat and fried or broiled to perfection.                                                                            For a complete listing of          3 Regular Footlong Subs for $13.99
                                                                                                    Children’s Menu ~ $8.95
      Stuffed Trout .............................................................. $20.95
      Fresh water rainbow trout stuffed with seasoned jumbo lump Crab Imperial.                     • Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au jus            market locations, days and                       (add $1.50 for Philly Cheese Steak, The Feast
      Alaskan King Crab Legs ........................................... $36.95                     • Jumbo Fried Shrimp                        hours of operation, and variety                                 and Pastrami)
      Seasoned to perfection and served with drawn butter.                                          • Chicken Tenders                           of produce and other goods             Bring this coupon and add
      Surf & Turf Prime Rib and Lobster Tail ................. $36.95                               Homemade Desserts                           available, go to www.mont              three bags of chips and
      Roast prime rib of beef and broiled lobster tail - the best of both worlds.                   Choice of our Luscious Fresh
                                                                                                    Home Made Desserts ~ $5.95
                                                                                                                                                          three 21 ounce fountain
      Baked Stuffed Shrimp ............................................... $26.95
      Stuffed with seasoned Crab Imperial
                                                                                                                                                farmersmarkets.                        drinks for $5.
24                       FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

     SCHOOL NEWS                                                                                                                                                                    MILESTONES

     Watkins Mill Junior Elected Student Member

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               photo submitted by Joel Burgos
     of the Board of Education
        Watkins Mill High School                                   Councils. Eighty-five percent                                   serves as parliamentarian of
     junior Quratul-Ann Malik has                                  of all eligible middle school                                   the Maryland Association of
     been elected student member                                   and high school students, plus                                  Student Councils and of the
     of the Board of Education for                                 one alternative program (more                                   Montgomery County Region.
     2008–2009.                                                    than 64,000 students) turned                                    She is also the Watkins Mill
        Malik was chosen by                                        out to vote.                                                    coordinator for the Montgom-
     56 percent of the secondary                                      Her opponent, Alex                                           ery County Student Parent
     students who cast ballots in                                  Blocker, is a junior at James                                   Advisory Committee.
     the April 30 election, con-                                   Hubert Blake High School.                                          She will begin her term as
     ducted by the Montgomery                                         Malik is president of the                                    the 31st student member of the
     County Region of the Mary-                                    Watkins Mill Class of 2009 and                                  board on Tuesday, July 1.
     land Association of Student

                                                                                                                                                                                    Congratulations to Brown Station Elementary School
                                                                                                                                                                                    students Jeremy and Jessica Burgos. Jeremy, a fourth-
     Local organization to host career workshop                                                                                                                                     grade student, and Jessica, a third-grade student, have
                                                                                                                                                                                    made the honors list. Jessica and Jeremy always look
     for students                                                                                                                                                                   forward to going to school and would like to thank their
                                                                                                                                                                                    teachers—Mrs. Little, Mrs. Simatiras and Miss Chueng—for
        The Sisters in Success                                     on Saturday, May 17, from                                          S.I.S. is a student service                   the great work in shaping their minds.
     (S.I.S.) organization of                                      9:30 a.m.to12:30 p.m. The                                       organization for women of
     Watkins Mill High School and                                  workshop is open to all sixth                                   color in the 11th and 12 th-
     the Xi Sigma Omega Chapter                                    through 12 th-grade students                                    grades at Watkins Mill High
                                                                                                                                                                                              visit your child’s school online at
     of Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror-                                   and will provide career infor-                                  School. To confirm your atten-
     ity, Inc. will sponsor a work-
     shop titled Traditional and Non-
                                                                   mation to create a better un-
                                                                   derstanding of the diverse op-
                                                                                                                                   dance, contact S. Floyd by
                                                                                                                                   May 14 at 240-632-9389 or
     Traditional Careers For Women
     at Watkins Mill High School
                                                                   portunities available to
                                                                                                                                   send an email to akaxso@
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                            MV Kids learn about Wind Energy

          Centuries ago, some clever people in the Netherlands found a way to use
      wind to make energy and do some of their work for them. Maybe you have
      seen pictures of the big machines they built that looked like tall houses with big
      fans on top. They were windmills. As the wind blew, it turned large sails, like those
      on a sailing ship, that were arranged in a circle. The sails were connected to grinding
      wheels inside the windmills that spun around and crunched, or milled, grain into flour.
                                                     Today, clever people all around the world are
                                                using machines something like windmills to make
                                                energy of a different kind—electricity.
                                                     About 150 miles straight west of Montgomery
                                                Village, just outside the town of Thomas, West
                                                Virginia, is something that’s amazing to see. Huge
                                                propellers on tall towers—44 of them—spin slowly
                                                but strongly as the wind blows, making electricity
                                                for homes, schools and other buildings. This is
                                                called wind power, and the machines are called
                                                wind generators. Wind power can help reduce the
                                                need to burn fossil fuels such as oil and coal in
                                                generating electricity.
                                                     Only a small amount of the electrical power
                                                we need today in the United States is being made
                                                by wind generators. But that seems likely to change. One reason is
                                                that a wind generator doesn’t create any pollution. (Burning coal and
                                                oil to make electricity creates smoke and soot, in the same way that
      burning gasoline in a car produces exhaust.) Another reason is that someday, many years from now, the
      world could run out of fossil fuels, but we will never run out of wind.
          Wind generators work well in places where the wind blows almost all the time, day and night, at a
      constant speed. (You might think they would work great in a hurricane, but that’s not so.)
          A large number of wind generators located in the same place, like the 44 towers in
      West Virginia, is called a wind farm. It’s a good name, because the area looks like a
      farmer’s field full of giant flowers.
          Why aren’t these modern-day windmills popping up everywhere? For one thing, they
      are expensive to build. For another, some people don’t like the way the generators look.
      And the spinning blades of the propellers can hurt or kill birds and bats. Finally, wind
      generators have to be checked and repaired every
      so often. This can cost a lot of money.
          Still, many experts believe that the use of wind
      generators will increase as the search for fossil
      fuel gets more and more difficult. Don’t be surprised
      if you see a growing number of them spinning and
      making electricity in the years to come.
26                 FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                        MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


                                       SERVICES AROUND TOWN

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                                                                            Please Note:
                                                                            Every exterior modification must meet established ARB application and approval
                                                                            requirements regardless of whether modification or replacement material has
                                                                            been approved in concept in the past. Also, MVF does not take responsibility
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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                                                   FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                 27


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                    Min. 120 sq. ft.
                                                                                                                                       terial has been approved in concept in the past.
                                             Patios                                Stamped Concrete,
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28                FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


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                    #1 R                                                                                                                 General Contractor
               Roofing     dele                           Windows                                   Siding
                                                                                                                                                      Licensed, Bonded
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          Professional roof installation              Professional window                     Professional siding
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                                                                                                                            Please Note:
                                                                                                                            Every exterior modification must meet es-
                                                                                                                            tablished ARB application and approval re-
                                                                                                                            quirements regardless of whether modifica-
                                                                                                                            tion or replacement material has been ap-
                                                                                                                            proved in concept in the past. Also, MVF does
                                                                                                                            not take responsibility regarding claims and
                                                                                                                            services advertised in the Montgomery Vil-
                                                                                                                            lage News.

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                                             651 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, MD
 Our Speciality since 1954                     (off East Gude Drive Between Rt. 355 & Rt. 28)

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 Complete install from start
           to finish.
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    designed by our staff.
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                           • Landscape Design
                             • Landscape Installation
                               • Retaining Walls
                                  • Patios                                                      Keep the Village
                                    • Walkways                                                                                            C.A. LENZ & SON
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  Every exterior modification must meet established ARB ap-
  plication and approval requirements regardless of whether
  modification or replacement material has been approved in
  concept in the past. Also, MVF does not take responsibility
  regarding claims and services advertised in the Montgom-
  ery Village News.
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30            FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                       MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

     SERVICES AROUND TOWN                                                               ARB DECISIONS

                                                Carpentry                                 A .............. Approved
                                                                                          AWM ...... Approved with modifications
           NEED A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL?                                                  D .............. Denied
                                                          •   Drywall
                                                          •   Consulting
             Dan Himmelfarb Company                       •   Electrical/Plumbing               MVF Review of Requests
                                                          •   Painting
                     301-774-4004                         •    ermite epairs
                                                              Termit Repair
                                                              Termite Repairs                  Architectural Review Board
                                                          •   Doors & Windows                         April 23, 2008
                                                          •   Leak Diagnosis & Repair
        Family owned and operated for 37 years.           •   Random System Service            EASTGATE                  20001 SPUR HILL DR -
       Providing repairs, remodeling and additions.                                       20410 SAWGRASS DR -          Fence Resubmitted, A
                                                          •   Prep Home for Sale
                                                           Exterior Light Resubmit, A       9567 FERN HOLLOW
                                                          •   Roof Repairs                                             WAY - Vinyl Siding, D
                         •   Masonry Repairs and New        EAST VILLAGE                9519 DUFFER WAY - Deck,
         Maryland Home Improvement Comm. License #18344   •   Grouting/Caulking            20013 GIANTSTEP TER -       AWM
                  ALL WORK GUARANTEED                     •   Gutters/Covers            House Addition Resubmit 2, D     9519 DUFFER WAY -
                                                                                           20013 GIANTSTEP TER -       Fence, D
              FULLY                            FOR LIABILITY WORKMANS COMP.
                                                                                           5 SILVERFIELD CT -          Fence, A
                                                                                        Gazebo, D                        9713 DUFFER WAY -
                                                                                           19801 MACKLEN PL -          Replacement Windows, AWM
                                                                                        Storm Door, A
                                                                                           20637 BEAVER RIDGE RD           SOUTH VILLAGE
                                                                                        - Lattice, AWM                    9931 LAKE LANDING RD
                                                                                           20002 CANEBRAKE CT -        - Replacement Door, AWM
                                                                                        Roof, A                               STEDWICK
                                                                                           8803 ROSEMARK CT -             19007 STEDWICK DR -
                                                                                        Storm Door, A                  Replacement Door, AWM
                                                                                           8537 TINDAL SPRINGS            19007 STEDWICK DR -
                                                                                        DR - Roof, A                   Replacement Windows, A
                                                                                           13 MARKETREE CT -              19007 STEDWICK DR -
                                                                                        Walkway, A                     Storm Door, A
                                                                                          MARYLAND PLACE                  19002 COLTFIELD CT -
                                                                                           19377 KEYMAR WAY -          Replacement Door, A
                                                                                        Security Light, A                 19002 COLTFIELD CT -
                                                                                           9619 MARSTON LN -           Replacement Patio Door, A
                                                                                        Fence, A                          19002 COLTFIELD CT -
                                                                                           9619 MARSTON LN - Shed,     Replacement Windows, A
                                                                                        AWM                               19002 COLTFIELD CT -
                                                                                                                       Storm Door, A
                                                                                           MIDDLE VILLAGE                 19002 COLTFIELD CT -
                                                                                           10315 RIDGELINE DR -        Sidelight, A
                                                                                        Trim Resubmit, A                  19026 CANADIAN CT -
                                                                                           10315 RIDGELINE DR -        Exterior Paint, AWM
                                                                                        Vinyl Siding Resubmit, A          19026 CANADIAN CT -
                                                                                           10218 RIDGELINE DR -        Patio, AWM
                                                                                        Replacement Door, A               19026 CANADIAN CT -
                                                                                              NORTHGATE                Replacement Door, A
                                                                                           20301 GENTLE WAY -             19026 CANADIAN CT -
                                                                                        Replacement Windows, A         Replacement Patio Door, A
                                                                                           20316 ASPENWOOD LN -           19026 CANADIAN CT -
                                                                                        Pool Resubmit, PEND            Storm Door, A
                                                                                           9500 ASH HOLLOW PL -           19301 DUNBRIDGE WAY
                                                                                        Roof, A                        - Awning, A
                                                                                           9919 TAMBAY CT -               19320 DUNBRIDGE WAY
                                                                                        Replacement Door, A            - Replacement Windows,
                                                                                           9919 TAMBAY CT -            AWM
                                                                                        Storm Door, A                     19320 FRENCHTON PL -
                                                                                           10010 MAPLE LEAF DR -       Patio, D
                                                                                        Replacement Windows, AWM          19230 RACINE CT -
                                                                                           9806 DAIRYTON CT -          ailbox, AWM
                                                                                        Walkway, AWM                      19230 RACINE CT -
                                                                                           20407 MEADOW POND           Storm Door, AWM
                                                                                        PL - Replacement Door, D          19230 RACINE CT -
                                                                                           9621 SHADOW OAK DR -        Shutters, A
                                                                                        Replacement Door, A               19227 DUNBRIDGE WAY
                                                                                           9621 SHADOW OAK DR -        - Garage Door, A
                                                                                        Sidelight, AWM                    19225 DUNBRIDGE WAY
                                                                                                                       - Garage Door, A
                                                                                            PATTON RIDGE                  10648 WAYRIDGE DR -
                               Advertise your Home                                        17 MEADOWCROFT CT -
                                                                                        Shed, AWM
                                                                                                                       Replacement Windows, D
                                                                                                                          10607 WAYRIDGE DR -
                                                                                          15 DELLCASTLE CT -
                              Improvement or Repair                                     Replacement Windows, AWM
                                                                                                                       Deck, D
                                                                                                                          19517 GALLATIN CT -
                                                                                          15 DELLCASTLE CT -           Replacement Windows, AWM
                                 Services in the                                        Shutters, D
                                                                                          15 DELLCASTLE CT -
                                                                                                                          19724 CRESTED IRIS WAY
                                                                                                                       - Patio, A
                                  Village News                                          Vinyl Siding, D
                                                                                          10001 DESOTO CT -                  WHETSTONE
                                                                                        Walkway, A                       19115 ROMAN WAY -
                  Place your SERVICE AD here to reach 40,000                              9921 DELLCASTLE RD -         Gazebo, D
                                                                                        Exterior Paint, A                19001 THRESHING PL -
              residents in Montgomery Village. Call 301-948-0110,                                                      Walkway, A
                                                                                          19818 BILLINGS CT -
                   ext. 328 and see your ad in the next issue!                          Fence Resubmitted, D
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  Individual, Business, Trusts, Estates, Wills                                                              19211 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite B-21             Anger Management, Life Coaching, Substance Abuse
                                                                       301-987-8922 • 301-340-2951                                                                                       301-840-2208                          
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             ATTORNEYS                                                                                                OPTOMETRISTS
                                                              Steven M. Anolik, D.D.S.                                                                                        PODIATRISTS
          Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek,                               Corey B. Anolik, D.D.S.             MONTGOMERY VILLAGE EYE CENTER
           Blomberg, & Skok, P.A.                          Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry                Gabriela Miller, O.D.                                                Dr. Bruce T. Fox
                                                        19221 Montgomery Village Ave. Suite C-23 Eye Exams • Glasses • Contact Lenses • Emergencies                  Montgomery Village Professional Center
           A full service law firm
    Serving the community since 1973                                301-948-8838                        Day, Evening, Saturday Hours                                19221 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite C-21
                                                                                                              19221 Montgomery Village Avenue, C-11                               301-948-1448
 301-840-8565                     Alpine Dental, Ajmal Khan, D.M.D.
                                                          #1 Preferred Dentist in Montgomery Village                                                                  Lake Forest Foot and Ankle Center
     Law Office of Robert J. Haeger
                                                        9126 Rothbury Dr., Montgomery Village                                                                            Dr. Michael L. Michetti, P.A.
        Helping Debtors since 1985
Stop Foreclosures, Law Suits & Tax Levies
                                                          10400 Connecticut Ave., Kensington
                                                                                                                    ORTHODONTISTS                                               Dr. Brent E. Tabor
                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Jason M. Weber
      Bankruptcy Chapters 13, 11 & 7                               301-933-7046                                        Gordon S. Groisser, D.D.S., M.S.D.               Mercantile Potomac Bank Building
FREE CONSULTATION/REASONABLE FEES/PAYMENT PLANS                                                                                  Village Orthodontics
                                                               FAMILY DENTAL ASSOCIATES                                                                             702 Russell Ave., Suite 103     301-948-3668
                301-670-9787                                                                                              Children, Adolescents & Adults
                                                                  William J. August, D.D.S.
                                                                                                                                INVISALIGN CERTIFIED

                                                                   19243 Watkins Mill Road
                                                                          301-869-5090                             19251 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite F-23                TAX PREPARER
                                                                   Marc Rubinstein, D.D.S.                                                                                     Stanley P. Ginsberg
       The Hearing Professionals of                                                                                      Serving our community since 1971
                                                                                                                                                                            Tax Preparation Services
Montgomery Otolaryngology Consultants                   Leonard Rubinstein, DDS • Derek Siemon, DDS                    
                                                        15200 Shady Grove Rd. Suite 108, Rockville
FREE Screening • Licensed Audiologists • Digital Aids                                                                                                                   Individual & Business Tax Returns
                                                        • Complete Family Dentistry • Bleaching • Cosmetic Bonding                  ORTHODONTICS
  Board Certified Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
                                                                                                                          Chris E. Tsintolas, D.D.S., M.S.                 E-File Provider, Experienced,
                                                        • Emergency Care • Nitrous Oxide • Insurance Accepted
      Lindsay Golden, M.D., F.A.C.S.                                                                                         Specialist in Orthodontics                   rate includes in-home service
                                                        Open Weekdays, Evenings & Weekends 301-963-3333
    Michael Arenstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.                                                                                          for children and adults
          Christopher Sinha, M.D.                                                                                            903 Russell Ave., Suite 101
19211 Montgomery Village Ave. B-23   301-963-6334                 ELECTRICIANS                                     Serving the Community Since 1987 301-948-7513
                                                        PATRIOT ELECTRICAL TECHNICIANS, LLC
       CHIROPRACTORS                                    Local Electrical Experts based in the Village             PHYSICAL THERAPY
                                                         We can satisfy ALL your electrical needs                                                                       Post your 4-line professional
              King Chiropractic                                       240-388-8653                            Rock Physical Therapy Associates, P.C.                    listing in the directory above
  Dr. L. Neil King • Dr. Kelly Groves •                                                                          19201 Montg. Vill. Ave., Suite A-11                      for one year for only $400.
             Dr. Mark Alexander                                                                                     Day-Evening-Saturday Hours
                                                                                                                                                                       Post more lines for $4 per line
 Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Sports Doctor                                                                   By Physician Referral         301-948-2414
                                                                                                                                                                                per issue.
     Early Morning, Saturday Hours
19392 Mont. Village Ave. 301-926-5200                                                                                                                                     Call 301-948-0110, ext. 328
                                                                                                                                                                               for more details.


Calling all former Village swim team members!                                                                                           Look for the 2008-2009 MVF Residents
   Did you ever swim for one                  probably have some great                   LAKE MARION LASERS                               Guide on your doorstep beginning
of the great teams in Mont-                   memories of your years as an                 Saturday, June 21
gomery Village? The Lake                      MCSL swimmer. A few of                       9 a.m.                                                   Friday, May 16
Marion Lasers? The North                      you even set some records                    Lake Marion pool
Creek Neptunes? The Whet-                     that still stand today!                      **RSVP by Saturday, June 14
stone Whales? The Stedwick                       Please join us as we mark              to Roberta McIntyre 301-948-
Stingrays? The Watkins Mill                   the anniversary of one of the             7699 or
Marlins? How about the                        oldest summer swim leagues
Northgate Gators?                             in the United States.                            NORTH CREEK
   Well, believe it or not, the                  Homecoming Meet Dates:                         NEPTUNES
summer of 2008 marks the                                                                    Saturday, June 21
                                              WHETSTONE WHALES
50th anniversary of the Mont-                                                               9 a.m.
                                                 Saturday, June 14
gomery County Swim League                                                                   North Creek pool
                                                 9 a.m.
(MCSL). And the three Mont-                                                                 **RSVP by Saturday, June 14
                                                 Whetstone pool
gomery Village swim teams                                                               to Frankie Watkins 301-963-6576
                                                 **RSVP by Saturday,
would like to invite you to                                                             or
                                              June 7 to Susan Young 301-990-
come to a home meet so we                                                                   See you at the pool!
                                              7898 or
can meet you and introduce
you at halftime. We know you
32                          FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                  MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


      OFFICE SPACE                                                                                                                 HELP WANTED

                                                                                                                                         RECREATION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR                                                           SWIM INSTRUCTORS
      OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE                                                                                                                      $13.50 - $16.50 PER HOUR
                                                                                                                                  Plans, implements and supervises recreational programs in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Starting at $9.75/hour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Provide instruction in swim-
                                             Montgomery Village Quarters                                                          diverse community including teen, senior citizens and commu-                                  ming and water safety for all
     611 - 1,540                                                                                                                  nity center programs, Village-wide special events, camps and                                  ages and abilities. Outdoor
                                                                                          Gaithersburg, MD                        tennis programs, developing partnerships as appropriate. Trains,                              pools. June through August.
     square feet available
                                                                                                                                  supervises and evaluates contractors, temporary and part-time                                 Part-time hours (morning,
     $840 - $2,118                           For more information, contact:                                                       staff. Prepares proposals and reports for programs. Monitors pro-                             evening and/or Saturdays).
                                             Chris Getz | 301.255.0756                                                            gram budgets, inventories, orders and maintains supplies and                                  Flexible schedule. Must be at
     monthly rent
                                                                                                                                  equipment. Plans and implements the MVF Tennis Program.                                       least 16 years old. Ability to
                                                                                                                                  Schedules use of tennis courts. Implements summer Jr. Leader                                  effectively communicate water
     1 - 5 year terms                                                                                                             Program. Develops and distributes, public relations materials in-                             safety and swimming tech-
      Washington Real Estate Investment Trust | 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 800 | Rockville, MD 20852 |
                                                                                                                                  cluding press releases, posters, fliers and center bulletin boards.                           niques. Competitive swimming
                                                                                                                                  Schedule includes some evenings, weekends and holidays.                                       experience preferred but not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                required. Demonstrated swim-
      FOR SALE                                                                                                                    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of experience or                                      ming ability required. Ability
                                                                          YARD SALE
                                                                                                                                  education equivalent to three years of college with study in Rec-                             to work outdoors in a variety
                                                                                                                                  reation or related fields. Strong computer skills. Ability to com-                            of weather conditions. Instruc-
                RENT OR OWN                                                         COMMUNITY                                     municate effectively, both orally and in writing. Basic knowledge                             tor training available.
                            !                                                       YARD SALE                                     of budgetary procedures. CPR and First Aid Certification. Must
                                                                                                                                  have a valid driver’s license. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:                                      For    more       information,
                                                                                  Saturday, May 10                                Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s degree                              contact Jana Serlo at 301-
                                                                                                                                  in Recreation or a related field, CPR and First Aid Instructor Cer-                           948-0110, ext. 334, or email
                                                                                    9 a.m. to 2 p.m.                              tification.                                                                          Applications
                                                                                 Rain Date, May 17                                                                                                                              are available at the MVF office,
     Montgomery Village - Brassie Place                                                                                           Position opened until filled. Apply by sending resume to Mont-                                10120 Apple Ridge Road,
      Beautiful Condo for Sale or Rent-
                                                                               Multiple Households                                gomery Village Foundation, Department of Recreation, Parks and                                Montgomery Village, MD
      Reduced Price $217,000 to own or                                                                                            Culture, 10120 Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
                   $1,500/month.                                                                                                                                                                                                20886. EOE
                                                                                   Entrance Rt. 355                               or fax to 301-990-7071, Attn: TGatons. EOE.
     Spacious 3BR/2FB, 1255 sq ft, pergo &
     ceramic floor tile, walk-in closets, fenced
     patio. Minutes to shopping, bus, school                              and Game Preserve Road
     and metro/train. Move-in condition.                                                                                                                                                                                          SERVICES OFFERED
     Utilities included in condo fee.
     Section 8 OK. Closing help available.
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                                            Interested? Call Ralph!
                                            Ralph Colling at 301-258-4291
                                                                                        Suffolk Place - MV                                             Watkins Mill
                                                                                        $330,000                                                       $275,000 or
                                                                                        This home shines! 4BR, 3                                       $1,600/month
                                                                                        baths, hardwood floors,                                        3BR, 3 baths with updated
                                                                                        new kitchen, deck and loft.                                    kitchen. Huge yard, walk-
                                                                                                                                                       out finished basement.                      Ralph Colling
                                                                                        Greentee - MV                                                  Audubon Square                   
                                                                                        $349,900                                                       $255,000
                                                                                        Fabulous home! Gourmet                                         Close to all schools. 3BR,
                                                                                        kitchen, hardwood floors,                                      1.5 baths, walk-out base-
                                                                                        4BR and 2.5 baths. Over                                        ment, updated kit. Good lo-
                                                                                        2,200 sq. ft. MC6671341                                        cation, great value.                         Realty Group
                                                                                                                                                       MC6472154                                6 Montgomery Village Ave. Suite 200

                                                                                        Candle Ridge - MV                                              Thomas Choice - MV
                                                                                        $2,200/month                                                   $209,900                                     Want to
                                                                                        Rent or buy! 4BR, 3.5 baths,                                   Doll house! 2BR town-
                                                                                        2-car garage, finished                                         house, fenced back yard,                      move?
                                                                                        walk-out basement. Like                                        all new eat-in kitchen and
                                                                                        new! MC6605005                                                 updated bath.                               Call Ralph
                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The Realtor”
                                                                                        Mills Choice - MV
                                                                                        Spacious 1BR with den,                      All properties can be bought with no closing costs!
                                                                                        patio-home. Sunny and
                                                                                        cheery at a great price!
                                                                                                                                           Rent-to-own starting at $1,300/month.
                                                                                        MC6580757                                         Ask Ralph about available foreclosures.

                                                                                                                                Montgomery Village Foundation
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                                                                                                                                        is hiring summer pool staff
                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Pool Manager
                                                                                                   New pay
                                                                            Lifeguard                                                                               Starting at $11/hr.*
                                                                           Starting at $8/hr.*                                                                      Must be 18 years of age, have at least two years
                                                                                                                                                                    experience in a lifeguarding position, current pool
                                                                         Must be 15 years of age and have current                                                   operator license, lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first
                                                                         lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first aid                                                     aid certificates accepted by Montgomery County
                                                                         certificate accepted by Montgomery County                                                  Department of Health.
                                                                         Department of Health.
                                                                                                                                                                    Pool Manager
                                                                         Senior Lifeguard
                                                                                                                                                                    Starting at $14/hr.*
                                                                        Starting at $9.22/hr.*
                                                                                                                                                                    Must be 18 years of age, have at least one year
                                                                       Must be 17 years of age, have at least two years                                             experience in a pool operator position, current pool
                                                                      experience in a lifeguarding position, current pool                                           operator license, lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first
                                                                      operator license, lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first                                          aid certificates accepted by Montgomery County
                                                                      aid certificates accepted by Montgomery County                                                Department of Health.
                                                                      Deparment of Health.
                                                                                                                                                                    Desk Attendant
                                                                      *Salary based on years of experience. EOE
                                                                                                                                                                    Starting at $6.15/hr.
                                                                      For more information, contact Petra Padilla at 301-948-8082, ext. 23, or email
                                                            Applications are available at the MVF Office, 10120 Apple                    Must be at least 15 years of age.
                                                                     Ridge Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 or,
                                                                     go to Inside MVF and click on Employment.
34           FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                  MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


                              Barbara Siegel Loves
                              Selling Montgomery Village Homes!
                              •   Over 21 years experience in Montgomery Village
                              •   Village Resident
                              •   Top Office Producer
                              •   Dedicated to meeting your individual needs

                        MV/Salems Grant                          MV/Fairway Island
          SOLD!         $439,000                                 $359,000
                        Wonderful single-family home.            Brick townhouse with garage.
                        Completely updated, new                  Freshly painted, upgraded         Homeowners discounts
                        kitchen w/Corian counters, new
                        appliances, maple cabinets,
                                                                 carpet, new windows, new
                                                                 appliances, huge kitchen with
                                                                                                    DAVE VIDMAR
                                                                                                         serving Gaithersburg
                        MBR w/luxury bath, separate              breakfast area. 5BR, screened
                        tub and shower. Screened porch,
                        deck backs to private fenced
                                                                 porch, fenced yard backing to
                                                                 golf course. Total estimated
                                                                                                 State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
                        yard, 2-car garage and more.             taxes: $3,916.                     Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois
                        Total estimated taxes: $6,377.
                                                                Office: 301-740-8900
                                  Call Barbara to see!          Home: 301-977-5357
                                  E-mail:         Cell: 301-332-9914              Orlando M. Andino
                                                                                                  Montgomery Village Resident REALTOR®
                                                                                                            Concerned that the value of your home
                                                                                                            may be lower than your loan amount?
                                                                                                                  Thinking of buying or selling?
                                                                                                                 Call me, I can help provide you
                                                                                                                     with available options.
                                                                                                      I am your Montgomery Village Specialist ...
                                                                                                                 and your neighbor.
                                                                                                 240-644-2833 • 301-417-7700
                                                                                                 Hablo Español •

                                                                                                                                 Experience, Attention To Detail
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                                                                                                                                 Make the Difference

                                                                                                                                BOB PETTIS, ABR, CRS, GRI
                                                                                                      • Associate Broker
                                                                                                                                Certified Residential Specialist
                                                                                                                                Serving Montgomery Village
                                                                                                      • M.S. Engineering

                                                                                                                                for over 20 years
                                                                                                                                • E-mail

                                                                                                      Call Bob at 301-948-SELL

                                                                                                                      Denise Sheehan
                                                                                                                           Your capital area metro realtor
                                                                                                                                     Licensed in MD, DC, VA

                                                                                                   Resident and Realtor of Montgomery Village
                                                                                                  Contact Denise:
                                                                                                  Cell: 301-509-1021                                         AY
        Montgomery Village Foundation’s                                                           Office: 301-765-6457
                                                                                                                                                     DUFFER W
              official web site                                                                                                                            Realtors with over 90
                                                                                                    years experience
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                                                                                    FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                35

                                            LONG & FOSTER

                                          Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village                                                                                                                                      Rockville/King Farm
                                           19226 Montgomery Village Ave.                                                 301-740-8900                                                                            301-548-9700
    GERMANTOWN                               $243,867            GAITHERSBURG                            $349,900                   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE $359,000                                  GAITHERSBURG                          $1,499,000

    Spectacular home priced to sell. Shows like a model. Wood   Beautiful townhouse with large rooms and many upgrades.            Well cared-for brick townhome with garage, 5BR, 2.5BA.        Gorgeous home on 2 acres with all the bells and whistles
    floors on main level, Backs to green space.                 3BR, 2FB, 2HB, close to shopping and major highways.               Freshly painted and upgraded carpet. Lots of updated items.   you can think of. 6BR, 5.5BA, 1st and 2nd floor Master BR
       OPEN SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2 to 4 p.m.                         301-740-8900                                                       Screened porch backing to fenced yard.                        suites. Pool, deck and patio. A must see!
                   Call for directions.                                                                                            301-740-8900                                                  301-740-8900

     ROCKVILLE                              $679,900            GAITHERSBURG                             $189,900                    GAITHERSBURG                            $379,000             ROCKVILLE                             $1,149,000

    Charming all-brick colonial on secluded cul-de-sac. 4BR,    This three-level townhouse has 3BR, sliding glass doors to          Charming colonial on beautiful corner lot in great commu-    Beautiful 5BR, 5BA colonial on 1.68 acres. Granite kitchen,
    2.5BA, interior and exterior freshly painted, new gas FP,   private patio. Come see the endless possibilities.                  nity. $40,000 in upgrades. Full finished basement, two-      FR with stone FP and wet bar. Sunroom, breakfast room,
    new french doors. Community amenities.                      301-740-8900                                                        level deck, top-of-the-line appliances and much more.        MBR suite with jacuzzi. Pool, gazebo and more.
    301-740-8900                                                                                                                    301-740-8900                                                 301-740-8900

               JOIN OUR TEAM! (Gaithersburg/Montgomery, Rockville/Fallsgrove & Rockville/King Farm)
   Our offices provide the support you need to grow your career including: Marketing • Staff Support • Training • On-Site Loans and Settlements
                                                                                   Call Janice Raffel 301-330-7443

                                 Tom McKenna has sold more

                                 homes in Montgomery Village                                              GAITHERSBURG
                                 than anyone...PERIOD!
                                  Over 2,000 successful transactions!
                                  Over 1,000 in Montgomery Village!
                                  Over 25 years success in sales!                                                    LUXURY SFH
                                  Personal service is Tom's trademark                                               OPEN HOUSES
  Tom McKenna                                                                                                    Days/Times @ 301-990-6609
                                                                                                                                                                    Looking for
  Assoc. Broker/Owner                                                                                     Striking 5BR, 4.5BA luxury SFH w/3-car
                                                                                                          garage, 5,600 sq. ft. on ½ acre lot. $765K.
                                                                                                                                                                    someone with
             Call Tom at 301-712-5770                                                                     Upgrades galore: hardwood & tile floors,                  experience,
                 to BUY OR SELL                                                                           granite, alarm, skylights, irrg. system, huge
                                                                                                          closets. Walk to lake. View woods. Lower
                                                                                                                                                                    knowledge and
                                                                                                                                                                    high market share
                      “IT’S AS GOOD AS DONE”                                                              lever suite or office w/sep. entrance. Must see!          in your Community?
                                                                                         or Ph: 301-461-0646                           Alan Bruzee has been
                                                                                                          Photos, Schools, Flr plans:                 selling homes in
                            Each Office is Independently
 Village Realty                Owned and Operated                                                                    MLS# MC6726203                                 Montgomery Village
                                                                                                                                                                    since 1977. He knows
                                                                                                                                                                    your home and
                                                                                                              Keep the Village                                      If you’re thinking of
  Buying, selling or renting a home in                                                                            CLEAN.                                            selling or buying in
                                                                                                                                                                    Montgomery Village,
  Montgomery Village?                                                                                            Be sure to                                         Alan Bruzee is always
  Then you should know that Covenants and Architec-                                                                                                                 in contact with
  tural Standards govern Montgomery Village.                                                                   SCOOP YOUR                                           buyers, sellers and
                                                                                                                                                                    agents interested in
                                                                                                                   POOP.                                            Montgomery Village.
  If you need information on specific covenants and
  architectural standards, call the Montgomery Village                                                                                                              More than 2,000
                                                                                                                                                                    homes sold!
  Foundation office at 301-948-0110 or visit
36               FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008                                                                                                                                   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

        Since 1983, selling
        the most important                                                      Dede Burrell    750
          homes... yours!                                                           More Than 700 Homes Sold
                                                                                   in Montgomery Village Alone!
          Licensed in MD, DC, VA                                     
                                                                              office                                          direct line
                         ...Call Dede today: 301-258-7757 x 604 • 301-921-2604
                                          FAIRIDGE                                                          WHETSTONE                                                        BOYDS
           JUST LISTED                                                      NEW LISTING                                                   NEW ON MARKET
                                          $525,000                                                          $519,900                                                         $695,000
                                          Don’t miss this 4 BR,                                           Picture postcard per-                                             Absolutely fabulous
                                          2½ BA colonial with its                                         fect upgraded colonial                                            corner lot colonial w/
                                          custom wrap-around                                              w/big kit/powder rm ad-                                           expansive 1st flr MBR
                                          deck w/blt-in seating &                                         dition - 4 BR, 2 ½ BA–                                            suite – 4 BR & 3 ½ BA –
                                          pergola – Inside you’ll                                         Brick/vinyl siding ext,                                           2-story foyer w/ce-
                                          find a spacious LR                                              custom wood door,                                                 ramic tile flr, hdwd flrs,
     w/frpl, DR, lrg foyer, remod kit w/wood cabinets, ceramic        hdwd flrs, remod ceramic BAs, spacious LR, custom built-         dual staircase, bay wndows - LR/sunroom w/flr to ceiling
     tile flr & bksplsh, blt in microwave, sealed surface range       ins in the DR, butler’s pantry & family rm – MRB w/3 clsts -     wndws & tray ceiling, DR, huge great rm/fam rm w/cathe-
     plus w/o to deck – the fam rm offers a brick wall frpl & is      kitchen incl lots of cabinets w/custom organizers & brkfst       dral ceiling, flr to ceiling stone gas frpl & loft - trex deck
     also deck accessible – upd ceramic tile baths – MBR suite        area w/blt-in seating, ceramic bksplsh, blt-in ovens,            off of FR - kit w/wood cabinets/island/granite counters/
     w/sit rm & BA - fin bsmt w/rec rm, lau/util/storage & w/o to     Thermador gas cook top, skylights - wall of wndws & french       ceramic tile flr & brkst rm w/skylights, blt-in ovens – MBR
     covered deck & wooded yrd- gas furnace & hwh upd in              door overlook lrg bluestone patio/landscaped yrd- fin bsmt       suite w/walk-in clst & 5-piece bath – 1st flr laundry -3 big
     2006, new A/C, roof replaced & 2-car garage. MC6750054           w/rec rm/storage clsts/laundry w/blt-ins, wrkshp/storage         BRs, 2 BAs plus huge loft office overlooking great rm - gas
                                                                      rm, upd gas furnace, a/c & hwh. MC6749026                        heat, 2-car side-load garage MC6748982
           NEW LISTING                                                                                     WHETSTONE                                                         GAITHERSBURG
                                          $429,500                                                                                       UNDER CONTRACT
                                        California contempo-
                                                                                                           $549,900                                                          $549,900
                                        rary with amazing great                                            Sitting pretty! Brick                                             Instantly appealing
                                        rm addition! 2/3 bed-                                              colonial loc on a quiet                                           cul-de-sac colonial ad-
                                        rooms & 2 full baths –                                             tree-lined cul-de-sac.                                            jacent to parkland - 4
                                        windowed walls in great                                            4 BR, 2 ½ BA – fresh                                              BR, 2 full baths, 2 half
                                        rm provides lovely                                                 paint, hdwd flrs                                                  - full deck w/lovely
     views of adjacent wooded parkland – 2 frpls – DR with                                                 throughout, crown/                                                wooded view – fresh
     French doors – LR - DR, kit w/breakfast bar overlooking          chair rail moldings, 2 inch wood blinds, lrg LR, formal DR -     paint, ceramic tile foyer & kitchen – LR, DR, 1st flr office -
     great rm, ceramic baths, rec rm, huge fenced yard, over-         big t/s kitchen w/wood cabinets, ceramic tile bksplsh, stain-    1st flr family rm w/frpl, hdwd flr & skylights - huge kitchen
     sized garage & great cul-de-sac location. MC6740212              less steel sink, Jenn-Air gas range, pantry clst & door to       w/granite counters, upgr appliances, brkfst area & kitchen
                                                                      deck- 1st flr den/office – Fam rm incl frpl w/glass doors,       desk alcove - MBR w/luxury bath including dual sinks, soak-
                      ICE                 GAITHERSBURG
                                                                      mantel & raised brick hearth plus skylights & door to deck       ing tub & separate shower - finished walkout bsmt fea-
                                          $329,900                    – Deck w/blt-in seating, pond & lovely fenced & landscaped
                                                                      yrd-ceramic baths - MBR suite incl sit rm, dressing rm
                                                                                                                                       tures rec rm w/new carpet & separate hobby/exercise area,
                                                                                                                                       powder rm, laundry rm & storage/utility rm – brick/vinyl
                                          One look & you’ll be        w/vanity/sink, private bath, 3 closets & spacious BR             siding ext, roof replaced & gorgeous landscaping.
                                          smitten with this su-       w/access to attic storage – bsmt w/util sink, new washer &       MC6707171
                                                                      dryer, blt-in shelving & lots of storage space – gas heat –
                                          perbly renovated 3 BR,
                                                                                                                                         UNDER CONTRACT
                                          2 full baths 2 half bath    1-car garage w/door opener. MC6720550
                                          TH - fresh paint, ce-                                            THE POINTS                                                        $445,000
                                          ramic foyer, new carpet       UNDER CONTRACT
     - New kitchen w/new cabinets/quartz countertops/stain-                                                $449,900                                                         Charming 4BR, 2 ½
     less appliances & cherry wood flrs – Upgraded baths                                                                                                                    bath brick/siding colo-
     w/ceramic tile, new vanities & fixtures – Spacious LR w/o to                                           Dramatically improved                                           nial. Features incl: lrg
     fenced yrd w/new shed, DR w/ cherry wood flr – Brand new                                               4 BR, 2 FBA, 1 half bath                                        corner lot, brick/siding
     fin bsmt w/Berber carpet, half bath & laundry/util/storage                                             rambler – Highlights                                            exterior, flagstone
     rm w/extensive blt-in shelving – brick/siding exterior – new                                           incl: gorgeous new                                              walkway, fresh paint,
     wndws & doors - great loc on cul-de-sac near Rio Center,                                               kitchen w/maple cabi-      hdwd flrs, brand new carpet, remod t/s kit w/NEW maple
     shopping, restaurants, I-270 & 370. Don’t miss this fabu-                                              nets, Silestone cntrs,     cabinets, countertops & appliances – LR, DR, 1st flr office/
     lous home! MC66119637                                            upgr appliances, wine rack & wood flrs – Great rm w/gas          den, FR w/brick wall frpl & w/o to brick patio w/blt-in gas
                                                                      frpl & cathedral ceilings, separate dining room – skylights,     grill & nicely landscaped, fenced yrd – MBR incl dressing
                                                                      screened porch, deck, new carpet & fresh paint – custom          area with vanity/sink, walk-in clst & upd tile bath w/seated
                                          PARTRIDGE                   bathrooms w/designer tile, new fixtures, lights & vanities –     shower – lots of storage space in bsmt & attic - new roof/
                                          PLACE                       new driveway ’06, newer roof & gas heat – finished bsmt w/
                                                                      new carpet, fresh paint, half bath, laundry rm & storage rm.
                                                                                                                                       gutters/downspouts – upd gas furnace & HWH – 1-car ga-
                                                                                                                                       rage w/door opener – double driveway. MC6539889
                                          $269,900                    MC6649012

                                          It’s hard to be humble
                                          when you have a house
                                          as nice as this upgr 3
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                                          BR, 2 ½ BA TH. High-              With New Loan Limits                                           ANY OF THESE BEAUTI-
                                          lights incl: brick/siding
                                                                           Buyer      Borr      To
                                                                           Buyers Can Borrow Up To
     exterior, beautiful landscaping, custom curved walkway,
     hdwd flrs, brand NEW neutral carpet, fresh paint, t/s kitchen                                                                              FUL HOMES!
     w/ wood cabinets & updated appliances, spacious LR, sepa-
     rate DR with walk-out to patio & nicely landscaped fenced                          For     The
                                                                              Call Dede For All The Details                                    301-921-2604
     yard, MBR with walk-in closet & ceramic tile bath, ceramic
     tile hall bath, linen closet & basement with washer/dryer &                     301-502-4041
     plenty of room for storage. Shopping, trans, pool, tennis &

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     schls nearby. MC6569418

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