A Unique Planned Community of 40,000 Residents with 10 Homes Corporations, 11 Condominium Associations, 4 Apartment Rental Complexes
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
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 www.montgomeryvillage.com. 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
pedestrian crossing propos- this site is the Montgomery Montgomery Village Foundation and the Montgomery
Village Community Band are proud to host this year’s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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
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
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-
www.montgomeryvillage.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 www.montgomeryvillage.com. 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.
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-
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.
Copy & Ad Deadlines May e
Church BUDGET MEETING
There is a meeting with the MVF Representatives to dis-
30 cuss the 2009 budget tentatively scheduled for Thursday,
COPY: issue June 5 at 7 p.m. at the North Creek Community Center.
• :* Attention writers:
EMAILED OR ON DISK DUE
20301 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
TUESDAY, MAY 27 AT 5 P.M. Copy is gratefully accepted Montgomery Village
electronically! 301-926-8920 COMMUNITY FORUM ON PARKING OF
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FRIDAY, MAY 23 AT 5 P.M. www.covenant-umc.org
ON COUNTY ROADS
Email classifieds to The Rev. Phil Ayers
DISPLAY ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org. On Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the North Creek
Sunday Worship Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, County Coun-
• DUE: See page 3 for more on how to 8:30 a.m. • 10:00 a.m.
contact us. cil President Mike Knapp invites the public to participate
FRIDAY, MAY 23 AT 5 P.M. *preferred method of receipt
Nursery Care at both Services
Sunday School - 10 am Service Only
in a community forum to discuss concerns about this issue.
Communion at 8:30 am Service
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008 3
Village News PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Serving the residents of
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: email@example.com MVF President data about what the mem-
MV News email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com 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-
firstname.lastname@example.org 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: www.mvf.org or of whom completed the sur-
our members’ checkbooks are Foundation a “green” opera- ery Village Foundation for-
www.montgomeryvillage.com 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
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. montgomeryvillage.com.
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 BobHydorn@comcast.net.
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 email@example.com.
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-
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
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
Calendar of Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
t Forge n Check it out ... VillageNews 9 10
Don’ Pools ope 4 Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am- MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
MVF ay, May 2 Maryland Community Band Day Sunrise at Montgomery Village 12:30 pm
Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-
VF o :30 a
. Sunday, May 18 SCC
The M ys from 9 for
Satu 12:30 p. rds On the field behind the MVF office
to ity C
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 -
25 26 27 28 29 VillageNews30 31
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
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 www.montgomeryvillage.com
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.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE FOUNDATION, INC.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR POLICY
1. The Montgomery Village during the weeks prior to cation purposes. The sole use sideration. As time permits, will make every effort to pub-
News Letters to the Editor sec- publication. of pen names, initials or the the writers may be notified lish all letters received prior
tion is a community forum for 3. Typed letters and email complete omission of a signa- and given the opportunity to to publication deadline.
Montgomery Village resi- must be received no later ture will eliminate a letter from shorten the letter for future 9. The Director of Commu-
dents and/or property own- than 5 p.m. on the Monday consideration from publica- publication. nications, in his/her sole dis-
ers. In addition, at the Editor’s prior to publication and dis- tion. A request from the author 7. Form letters will be cretion, reserves the right to
discretion, the Montgomery tribution, while handwritten to withhold the name or mark printed once, with earliest withhold from publication of
Village News may print letters letters must be received no the letter anonymous will postmark used. inflammatory, slanderous, li-
of appropriate interest to resi- later than 12 noon on the Fri- eliminate the letter from con- 8. All email is subject to belous, or lewd material, or
dents from others, including day, one week prior to publi- sideration. this policy. The email subject material which may be an in-
representatives of local cation. When a holiday oc- 5. All letters are subject to line must read “Letter to the vasion of privacy, material
schools, governments and curs on a deadline Monday, condensation or deferral to the Editor.” deemed in bad taste and in-
businesses. Campaign letters Letters to the Editor must be next issue by the editor for • All email letters must in- consistent with Montgomery
are prohibited, except for received no later than 12 noon space considerations, if abso- clude the writer’s full name, Village News editorial policy
Montgomery Village Founda- on the subsequent Tuesday lutely necessary. Editor is to address and telephone num- and limit the number of let-
tion and Village homes cor- prior to the Friday publica- so indicate any condensa- ber for verification. ters on a given subject when
poration elections. tion and distribution. tions. • As with letters delivered the number is so large it pre-
2. The Montgomery Village 4. Letters must bear the 6. All letters may not ex- to the MVF office in person sents a problem.
News will make every effort to writer’s name, address and ceed 300 words. Longer letters or by the U.S. Postal Service,
publish all letters received telephone number for verifi- will be eliminated from con- the Montgomery Village News
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS F RIDAY, MAY 9, 2008 5
IN THE NEWS
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 www.usps.com/rates 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- www.montgomeryvillage.com;
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
IN THE 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-
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
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
IN THE NEWS
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-
countymd.gov/apps/exec/vacancies/PR_list.asp. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 whales.com 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 @aol.com 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- verizon.net or Jack Helenek 301-
a special pool membership clude: Horizon Run, Thomas 926-4077, email@example.com
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- firstname.lastname@example.org or Ginny
dation pools only for swim Lewis 301-806-6136, vclewis@
team activities. goneptunes.com
Hey Kids — Want to earn a little spending money?
Substitute carriers are needed to deliver the Montgomery
Call 301-948-0110, ext. 342, or email email@example.com
for more information.
8 FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS
IN THE 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
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
IN THE NEWS
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-
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,
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
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:
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
IN THE 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.
Community Band Day
Sunday, May 18
Noon to 8 p.m.
on the field behind the
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
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS
IN THE NEWS
To read all the additional comments given with the survey
results, visit www.montgomeryvillage.com.
12 FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS
Literacy tutors needed
The Literacy Council of meet with students in librar-
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 mcmd.org.
Credit Union fundraiser to
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 (www.montgomeryvillage.com) and is available in
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
email@example.com 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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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-
MVF’s main number is
The general email address
• Receptionist ....................... press 0
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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
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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.
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 comcast.net. 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 tmgainc.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
email@example.com 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
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the North Creek Community Ridge, Gable field, Glen
Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Center. Residents will have an
opportunity to voice their
Ashford, Holly Pointe and
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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
property to the standards of
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 www.montgomeryvillage.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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!
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.
KNITTING FOR ALL LEVELS AND DECOUPAGE
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
AT YOUR LEISURE
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
www.gaithersburgmd.gov/mu- 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-
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
Fresh Norwegian salmon stuffed with seasoned jumbo lump crab meat, baked in a
• Entree ucts,” said Jeremy Criss, man- plants and wildflowers that HillNature.org.
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)
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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
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.
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gomery Village? The Lake MCSL swimmer. A few of 9 a.m. Friday, May 16
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50th anniversary of the Mont- 9 a.m.
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gomery County Swim League North Creek pool
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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
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-
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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
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
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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. email@example.com. 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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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008 33
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Contract completion bonus & training reimbursement opportunities.
is hiring summer pool staff
Assistant Pool Manager
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
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Must be 18 years of age, have at least one year
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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.
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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
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.
Call Barbara to see! Home: 301-977-5357
E-mail: BS9321@aol.com 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?
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with available options.
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Call Bob at 301-948-SELL
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www.montgomeryvillage.com Realtors with over 90
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.
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Tom McKenna has sold more
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garage, 5,600 sq. ft. on ½ acre lot. $765K.
Call Tom at 301-712-5770 Upgrades galore: hardwood & tile floors, experience,
to BUY OR SELL granite, alarm, skylights, irrg. system, huge
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“IT’S AS GOOD AS DONE” lever suite or office w/sep. entrance. Must see! in your Community?
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Village Realty Owned and Operated MLS# MC6726203 Montgomery Village
since 1977. He knows
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Then you should know that Covenants and Architec- in contact with
tural Standards govern Montgomery Village. SCOOP YOUR buyers, sellers and
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If you need information on specific covenants and
architectural standards, call the Montgomery Village More than 2,000
Foundation office at 301-948-0110 or visit
36 FRIDAY , MAY 9, 2008 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS
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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
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-
FABULOUS NEW PR
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,
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
It’s hard to be humble
when you have a house
as nice as this upgr 3
Update CALL DEDE TO SEE
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,
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w/ wood cabinets & updated appliances, spacious LR, sepa-
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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 &
Re/Max Realty Group
schls nearby. MC6569418