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					                 A Unique Planned Community of 40,000 Residents with 10 Homes Corporations, 11 Condominium Associations, 4 Apartment Rental Complexes




Village News
                                         Montgomery

 Volume XL, No. 15                                                                          August 6, 2010                                                                The Official Newsletter of the Montgomery Village Foundation



                                                                                          Community	enhancements	proposed	in	
                                                                                          2011	Budget


                                                                 photo by David Humpton
                                                                                             Funding for a farmers mar-                                     for sale. To support this new                    all garden plot renters so the
                                                                                          ket, community garden plots                                       program, a part-time recre-                      gardens remain attractive.
                                                                                          and colorful “funbrellas” (large                                  ation position will be upgraded                  The budget includes $25,000 to
                                                                                          umbrellas) have been included                                     to full-time. The new position                   cover the cost of construction
                                                                                          in the proposed 2011 Mont-                                        will coordinate all aspects of                   of the plots.
                                                                                          gomery Village Foundation                                         the market including securing                       The “funbrellas” will be lo-
                                                                                          (MVF) Budget and are part of                                      a great location, selecting ven-                 cated at various Village pools;
                                                                                          the “quick hits” list identified                                  dors and promoting the event.                    they will offer better shading
                                                                                          in the MVF Board’s Long-                                          We hope to start the market in                   and add a colorful accent to
                                                                                          Range Facility Plan. Addition-                                    the spring of 2011. The bud-                     the pools. It has been suggested
                                                                                          ally, funds to hire a pool con-                                   get includes approximately                       that the color of each umbrella
                                                                                          sultant with expertise in pool                                    $25,000 to cover the additional                  be coordinated with the swim
                                                                                          design and construction are                                       staff time and supplies that                     teams “home” pools. The bud-
                                                                                          also included in the proposed                                     will be required to operate the
                                                                                          budget. The farmer’s market                                       market.
      a	small	group	of	residents	took	part	in	the	                                        and community garden plots                                           The community garden plot                          See COMMUNITY page 6
      Montgomery	village	Golf	Day	at	the	Montgomery	                                      will be funded by MVF as-                                         program will provide residents
      village	Golf	Course	(MvGC)	on	sunday,	July	24.	                                     sessments and user fees while                                     a place to grow their own veg-
      all	who	participated	had	a	good	time,	and	a	great	
      bunch	of	volunteers	sporting	their	Montgomery	
                                                                                          the pool enhancements will be
                                                                                          funded by Designated User
                                                                                                                                                            etables and flowers in elevated
                                                                                                                                                            plots and will be placed in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               iNsiDe	
      village	golf	shirts	were	a	great	help.	thanks	to	
                                                                                          assessments.                                                      central location in the Village.                   last	chance	
      everyone	for	coming	out.	also,	thanks	to	intern	
      andres	Camacho	for	helping	to	coordinate	with	                                         The farmers market will be                                     The garden plot area will be                       to	enter	the	
      Jack	and	linda	Doser,	owners	of	the	MvGC.	More	                                     open seasonally (spring to fall)                                  fenced to protect the gardens                      Montgomery	village	
      fun	golf	events	will	be	planned	in	the	future.	see	                                 and will offer fresh vegetables,                                  from deer and other wildlife
                                                                                          fruits, flowers and plants, as                                    and water will be available at
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Most	Beautiful	
      page	6	for	more	pictures	from	the	event.
                                                                                          well as other locally prepared                                    the site. There will be an annual                  Garden	Contest
                                                                                          foods and organically grown                                       charge to residents reserving                      See pages 7 & 15
architectural	review	                                                                     products. It is also possible
                                                                                          other fine crafts will be offered
                                                                                                                                                            a garden plot and a series of
                                                                                                                                                            rules must be adhered to by
maintains	harmony	of	homes                                                                                                                                                                                     village	volunteer	
  The second in a series of informative articles on how                                                                                                                                                        recognized	for	
                                                                                                                                                                                                               superior	service
architectural standards help homeowners maintain
their property values.
    The Architectural Standards       ers should review their specific
                                                                                              “Dive-In” Movie
(AS) Department helps keep the        community criteria to under-
Village aesthetically beautiful by    stand the design features of the
                                                                                                                       Friday, Aug. 20
maintaining the architectural         community. Requests beyond                                                        Stedwick Pool
integrity of residential and com-     these criteria are reviewed on                                               10401 Stedwick Road
mercial areas. In the previous        an individual basis. A com-
article, we talked about inspec-      plete Property Improvement                                                    Gates open at 7 p.m.
tions and compliance; the focus       Request form (PIR), review fee                                                Movie starts at dusk.
of this article is application, re-   and sample materials must be
view, and the approval process.       submitted for review. Multiple
                                                                                                                  Rain date: Friday, Aug. 27                                                                   See page 21
                                      modifications may be included
       revieW	oF	                     on one application. The majority
      appliCatioNs                    of applications submitted are
    The bulk of requests seen by                                                                                                                                                                               summer	in	the	
                                      approved. Returned or denied
staff on home improvement ap-         applications are often due to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               village
plications are for decks, house       lack of information; complete
additions, sun porches, new           applications allow for a more
roofs, and window, door, gut-         thorough and efficient review
ter or siding replacements. For       process.                                                                                                                                Admission:
                                                                                                                         r
any exterior modification to a                                                                                  must wea                                             FREE to MVF Pool Members
                                                                                                    Swimmers im attire.
property, homeowners must             DesiGN	CoNsUltaNt                                            ap propriate
                                                                                                                sw                                                        with photo activity card.
                                         The AS staff processes appli-                                                                                          MVF pool members can bring a maximum of
first apply and receive approval                                                            Space is limited. Residents will be admitted on a first-come,         two non-paying guests with guest card.
for the changes to be made.           cations with the assistance of the                    first-served basis. Overflow parking is available at Mont-
                                                                                                                                                               All other card holders and non-pool members
    Before beginning any exterior     Montgomery Village Founda-                            gomery Village Middle School.
                                                                                                                                                                     $6 per person (ages 2 and older).
work on a property, homeown-           See ARCHITECTURAL page 8
                                                                                                 Sponsored by:
                                                                                                                                                                                No refunds.


  The widely-recognized logo of                                                                                                                                                                                See page 9
  Montgomery Village was actually                                                                For more
  derived from an ancient symbol of                                                          information, call

  friendship. It represents two people
                                                                                              301-948-0110.                                                                                                    photographs	
  clasping hands in peace and harmony.                                                                                                                                                                         needed!	Be	a	part	
                                                                                           on	Friday,	aug.	20,	stedwick	pool	will	be	closed	to	prepare	                                                        of	history	in	the	
  Kettler Brothers adopted this symbol for                                                 for	the	dive-in	movie;	gates	will	open	at	7	p.m.	additionally,	
  the Village in 1966.                                                                     Hurley	park	pool	will	close	at	1	p.m.	Don’t	miss	this	exciting	                                                     [re]making.
                                                                                           end	of	summer	family	event!                                                                                         See page 6
  WWW.MONTGOMERYVILLAGE.COM                   CoNteNts	oN	paGe	2
2                     Friday,	august	6,	2010                                                                                                                             MontgoMery	Village	news


    Contents                                       MVF BoArd Motions                                                           MVF Meeting AgendAs

    Ad Savings Index..............2                           MontgoMerY ViLLAge FoUndAtion                                                   MvF	BoarD	oF	DireCtors
    ARB Decisions................13                                BoArd oF direCtors                                             The MVF Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
    Architectural Standards ..13                                      Motion List                                              on Thursday, Aug. 26 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
    At Your Leisure ...............25                                  July 22, 2010                                           rowhead Road.
    Business in the Village ...20
    Calendar ...........................4          1. Mr. Firley moved to approve the minutes of the June 24 MVF
    Classifieds ......................26               Board of Directors’ regular meeting as presented. The motion                      2030	visioN	steeriNG	CoMMittee
    Committee Updates ..........8                      was seconded and passed with Mr. Hydorn abstaining.                       The 2030 Vision Steering Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on
    Community                                      2. Mr. Driscoll moved to accept the Montgomery Village Foun-                Thursday, Aug. 19 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
        Management ................9                   dation Financial Report for the period ending June 30, 2010.            rowhead Road.
    Community Service ........19                       The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
    Garden Contest ..............15                3. Mr. Firley moved to accept the Action List as presented. The
    Homes Corporations                                 motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
        Eastgate Express .......12                                                                                                        arCHiteCtUral	revieW	BoarD
                                                   4. Mr. Wright moved to include a non-editorial article in a                    The Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 5 p.m. on
        East Village Echo ....... 11                   future edition of the Village News about the services provided
        Northgate News ......... 11                                                                                            Wednesday, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1 in the North Creek Board Room,
                                                       by American Protective Services, but reminding residents to             20125 Arrowhead Road, to review residents’ requests for exterior
        North Village View ......10                    always contact the police first when a criminal activity occurs.
        Patton Ridge Report ..12                                                                                               modifications. The board requests that homeowners contact the
                                                       The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.                         Foundation if they plan to attend and if their contractors will ac-
        South Village Scenes .10                   5. Mr. Wright moved to contract with American Protective
        Stedwick Signals ........ 11                                                                                           company them.
                                                       Services for the monthly inspection of Village-owned
        Whetstone Watch .......12                      tunnels for lighting and safety issues. The motion was
    In the News.......................5                seconded and passed unanimously.
    Kids Page .......................18                                                                                                    CoMMerCial	arCHiteCtUral		
                                                   6. Mr. Wright moved to look into the prior arrangement for day-
    Lawn Theater..................17
                                                       time patrolling of Lake Whetstone and consider reinstating that                        revieW	CoMMittee
    Letters to the Editor ..........5                                                                                             The Commercial Architectural Review Committee (CARC)will
                                                       arrangement. The motion was seconded and passed
    MVF Board Motions ..........2                                                                                              meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3 in the North Creek Board Room,
                                                       unanimously.
    MVF Meeting Agendas .....2                                                                                                 20125 Arrowhead Road.
                                                   7. Mr. Perley moved to change MVF’s primary commercial
    Neighborhood Noteboard .3
                                                       banking/lockbox services to Community Association Banc,
    President’s Message ........3
                                                       and to move local banking services to M&T Bank. The motion
    Professional Directory ....25                                                                                                          CoMMUNiCatioNs	CoMMittee
    Real Estate .....................27                was seconded and passed unanimously.
                                                   8. Mr. Firley moved adoption of the Capital Projects Financ-                  The Communications Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on
    Recreation ......................16                                                                                        Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the MVF Office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road.
    Services Around Town ....22                        ing Policy. The motion was seconded and passed unanimous-
                                                       ly.
                                                   9. Mr. Wright moved to appoint Michael N. Conroy as MVF
                                                       Corporate Secretary, and to approve the ARB recommendation                                exeCUtive	CoMMittee
                                                       re: revision to Village-wide storm door criterion. The motion             The Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday,
                                                       was seconded and passed unanimously.                                    Aug. 16 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
                                                   10. Mr. Firley moved to approve the letter to George McKenzie of
                                                       WRIT with amendments as suggested by Mr. Wright. The
                                                       motion was seconded and passed unanimously.                                         HistoriCal	Book	CoMMittee
                                                   11. Mr. Firley moved to accept the committee reports. The motion              The Historical Book Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
        Visit MVF online at                            was seconded and passed unanimously.                                    Aug. 25 at the MVF Office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road.
    www.montgomeryvillage.com                      12. Mr. Firley moved to adjourn to executive session at 9:13 p.m.
                                                       The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
                                                                                                                                              pUBliC	saFety	CoMMittee
                                                                                                                                 The Public Safety Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
                                                                                                                               Sept. 2 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
            aDvertiser		
           saviNGs	iNDex                                                                                                          Note: All meeting agendas listed in this section are current as of
                                                                    Pre-Primary Meet and greet                                 the deadline date for this publication. The listings do not include every
    Four Seasons Home                                               tuesday, Aug. 31, 7 to 9 p.m.                              agenda item. This information is also available on the MVF website at
                                                                                                                               www.montgomeryvillage.com. For the most up-to-date information
       Improvement ................23                              north Creek Community Center                                available, call the MVF Board/Committee Agenda hotline at 301-948-
    Funfit ....................................9                       20125 Arrowhead road                                    0110, then press 4. All meeting agendas are tentative and may be changed
                                                                                                                               without notice.
    McCarthy Services ...........22                      The community is invited to meet and greet all federal,
    Montgomery                                        state and county candidates whose names will appear on the
                                                      September 14 primary ballot and who, if elected following the
       Tire Service ....................24            general election, will represent Montgomery Village residents.
    Montgomery Village
                                                                                                                                              MvF	BoarD	oF	DireCtors/	
                                                                                                                                                  aUDit	CoMMittee
       Curves ..............................3                                                                                      The MVF Board of Directors and Audit Committee will
    Patriot Electrical ...............22                                                                                         hold a joint budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday,
                                                                                                                                 Aug. 12 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead
                                                                                                                                 Road.


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                                      President’s MessAge                                                           neighBorhood noteBoArd


 serving	the	residents	
 of	Montgomery	village
                                      Update	on	village	Center                                                                   HoriZoN	rUN	CoNDoMiNiUM
                                                                                                                       The Horizon Run Condominium Board of Directors meeting is
                                                                                                                    scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23 in the North Creek
                                                                                                                    Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
 The Montgomery Village News
 is the official newsletter of the                                          Giant Food are closing in the Mont-
 Montgomery Village Foundation,                                            gomery Village Center. Both stores
                                                                           are very important to the com-                          NorMaNDie	oN	tHe	lake	i
 Inc., and its Board of Directors.                                                                                     The Normandie on the Lake I (NOLI) Board of Directors meet-
 Its purpose is to disseminate                                             munity and have been providing
                                                                           important services to our residents      ing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the NOLI
 news and information in                                                                                            Office, 18611 Walkers Choice Road, #2.
 accordance with the Editorial
                                                                           for over 30 years. The loss of a gro-
                                                                           cery store within walking distance
 Policy of the Foundation.
                                                                           for so many residents is especially
 publisher:	                                                               difficult. Schenck’s was an anchor
                                                                                                                                           NortH	villaGe
 MvF	Board	of		Directors                                                                                               The North Village Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
                                                                           store for the center, but was also an
 Montgomery	village	Foundation                                                                                      7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16 at Whetstone Community Center,
                                                                           anchor to the Montgomery Village
 10120	apple	ridge	road                                                                                             19140 Brooke Grove Court.
                                                                           community—providing great cus-
 Montgomery	village,	MD		20886-                                            tomer service and great products.
 1000
                                                                           They both will be sorely missed.                                  park	plaCe	i
 Phone: 301-948-0110                  by Robert Hydorn                         Last year, representatives of the       The Park Place I Board of Directors Annual Meeting is scheduled for
 FAX: 301-990-7071                    MVF President                        Montgomery Village Foundation            7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125
 MVF e-mail: mvinfo@mvf.org                                                (MVF), including myself and the
 MV News e-mail: mvnews@mvf.org                                                                                     Arrowhead Road.
                                         The rumors are running ram-       Board Vice President, met with
 MVF 24-hour Board Voice Mail:        pant about the Village Center. I     several of WRIT’s management
 301-948-0110, press 5                would like to update everyone        team to discuss other vacancies
 Recreation Hotline, ext. 2349                                                                                                             soUtH	villaGe
                                      as to where we are at this time      at the site and plans for filling the        The South Village Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
 Office hours:                         in regard to the center and the      space. We also discussed a number        7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25 in the North Creek Board Room,
 The MVF Office, 10120 Apple          various closings. Below you will     of security and maintenance issues       20125 Arrowhead Road.
 Ridge Road, is open Monday -         see the letter that I have sent to   that both tenants and shoppers had
 Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.      Washington Real Estate Invest-       relayed to MVF Board members,
 Communications Manager               ment Trust (WRIT) regarding          staff and other community mem-                                      steDWiCk
 Mike Conroy, ext. 2331 or            the issues at the center. Please     bers. We know this is a big shop-           The Stedwick Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
   mvnews@mvf.org                     keep in mind that the Village        ping center and we appreciated the       7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at Stedwick Community Center,
 Sales and Marketing Manager          Center is privately owned, and       management team’s willingness to         10401 Stedwick Road.
 Humberto Benitez, ext. 2359 or       the Montgomery Village Foun-         continue to improve things overall          A community town hall meeting to discuss the proposed bud-
   hbenitez@mvf.org                   dation, just as yourself, can only   and be responsive to community           get and assessment issues will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
 Advertising Manager                  make suggestions—we do not           concerns.                                Sept. 15 at Stedwick Community Center.
   Jhenileen Libongco, ext. 2328 or   own the center.                          We know these are trying eco-
   jlibongco@mvf.org                     As always, I look forward to      nomic times for many segments of
 Communications Assistant             hearing from you, the residents      the business community and espe-
 Intern/Circulation
                                                                                                                               tHoMas	CHoiCe	CoNDoMiNiUM
                                      of Montgomery Village. Please        cially the retail sector and recognize       The Thomas Choice Condominium Board of Directors meeting
   Emily Slaten, ext. 2342
                                      continue to e-mail me at Robert      that many retailers or restaurants       is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16 in the Thomas Choice
 Web site: www.mvf.org or             Hydorn@aol.com.                      are not expanding at this time.          Party Room, 19401 Brassie Place.
 www.montgomeryvillage.com                                                 We trust that WRIT will keep us
 24-HoUr	MvF	                         July 23, 2010                        informed of any plans to market and
 eMerGeNCy	pHoNe:                                                          re-lease the vacant spaces as soon as                   tHoMas	CHoiCe	GarDeNs
 301-576-1204                         Mr. George F. McKenzie               possible. The MVF Board is eager            The Thomas Choice Gardens Board of Directors meeting is
 301-576-1212                         President and Chief Executive        to assist in any way that it can to      scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9 in the Thomas Choice
 800-215-1784                         Officer                               support WRIT in its efforts to bring     Party Room, 19401 Brassie Place.
 Articles appearing in the Montgom-   Washington Real Estate Invest-       new tenants to the shopping center.
 ery Village News are presented as    ment Trust                               I also wanted to thank you for
 a community service. They do not     6110 Executive Boulevard             having a representative from WRIT                                 WHetstoNe
 necessarily represent the views of   Suite 800                            attend the Vision 2030 Committee           A community-wide town hall meeting to discuss the proposed
 the Montgomery Village Founda-
 tion.                                Rockville, MD 20852-3927             Meetings, as we plan for potential       budget and assessment issues will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday,
                                                                           changes in land use for the Village.     Aug. 23 at Whetstone Community Center, 19140 Brooke Grove
 The advertisements in the            Re: Montgomery Village Center        It is vital to have the business com-    Court.
 Montgomery Village News are not
 intended to be an endorsement by                                          munity participate in this process.
 the Montgomery Village Foundation    Dear Mr. McKenzie:                       We look forward to future com-
 of any business or individual.                                            munications.
                                         I am writing on behalf of the                                 Sincerely,
                                      Montgomery Village Board of                        Bob Hydorn, President
                                      Directors regarding our concern                   MVF Board of Directors
                                      over the recent announcements
                                      that Schenck’s Hardware store and




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 officers                                                                                                                                   Combination classes
 president                                                                                                                                  No contracts—only $50 per month
  Robert Hydorn                                                                                                                             Ages 2½ to Adult
 vice	president
  Mark Firley
                                                                                                                                          Register online or come to our
 treasurer
  Beth-Ellen Berry                                                                                                                                 Open House
 Directors                                                                                                                                      Thursday, Sept. 2
  Pamela Bort                                                                                                                            Grace United Methodist Church
  Jim Deye                                                                                                                           119 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg
  John Driscoll
  Scott Dyer
  Scott Johnson                                                                                                                          301-831-1028
  Linc Perley
  Richard Wright                                                                                                              Gaithersburg        Poolesville      Damascus
                                                                                                                                             visit our website
 executive	vice	president
  David Humpton                                                                                                              www.deniseshoresdance.com
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                                                                                     Montgomery Village
                                                                          Calendar of Events
              Sunday                           Monday                             Tuesday                      Wednesday                              Thursday                              Friday                     Saturday
                     t ...
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          Don’ icnicap          mer
                                                                                         Check it out ...                                                                            Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am      Free Italian Ice

              Pack the Sum ert
                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunrise at Montgomery         3 pm – Watkins Mill Pool,

                   to          onc                                               “Dive-in”	Movie	“over	the	Hedge”                                                                    Village                       19501 Club Lake Road
             come heater C ay                                                                                                                                                        MVF Rockin’ First Fridays
                   T
             Lawn ies on Su
                               nd                                                      Friday,	aug.	20,	7	p.m.                                                                       Back Pages Band (Beatles
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tribute), 7:30 pm-South
                Se r      ings.                                                            stedwick	pool                                                                             Valley Park
                     even            es.
                              or tim                                                   10401	stedwick	road
                     be low f
                See
    	                             8	                                 9	                            10	                                 11	                                 12	                             13	                           14
         MVF Summer Lawn                  TC Gardens                        Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am                                              Joint MVF Audit/Board              Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am
         Theater, Now This-Improv         7:30 pm – TC Pty. Rm.             Sunrise at Montgomery                                                 Budget Mtg.                        Sunrise at Montgomery
         (Improvisation)                                                    Village                                                               6:30 pm – NCBR                     Village
         6 pm – South Valley Park
                                                                            Park Place I Condo
                                                                            7 pm – NCBR (Annual Mtg.)




    	                           15	                                16	                              17	                                18	                                 19	 Village News 20	                                          21
         MVF Summer Lawn                  MVF Executive Committee           Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am         ARB, 5 pm – NCBR                     2030 Vision Steering               Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am
         Theater, U.S. Navy Band          7 pm – NCBR                       Sunrise at Montgomery                                                 Committee, 7:30 pm – NCBR          Sunrise at Montgomery
                                                                                                             Stedwick HC
         Country Current (Country/                                          Village                                                                                                  Village
                                          TC Condo                                                           7:30 pm – SCC
         Bluegrass)
                                          7 pm – TC Pty. Rm.                                                                                                                         Dive-In Movie “Over the
         6 pm – South Valley Park
                                          North Village HC                                                                                                                           Hedge”, 7 pm – SCC
                                          7 pm – WCC




    	                          22	                                23	                              24	                                 25	                                 26	                            27	                           28
                                          Horizon Run Condo                 Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am         NOL I Board Mtg.                     MVF Board of Directors             Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am
                                          7:30 pm – NCBR                    Sunrise at Montgomery            7 pm – NOL I office at 18611         7:30 pm – NCBR                     Sunrise at Montgomery
                                                                            Village                          Walkers Choice Rd., #2                                                  Village
                                          Whetstone HC Town Hall Mtg.
                                          7:30 pm – WCC                     Patton Ridge HC                  South Village HC
                                                                            7 pm – NCBR                      7 pm – NCBR
                                                                                                             Historical Book Committee
                                                                                                             7 pm – MVF Office




                                29	                               30	                              31	 September                          1	                                  2	 Village News 3	                                           4
                                                                            Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am         ARB, 5 pm – NCBR                     Public Safety Committee            CARC, 9:30 am – NCBR
                                                                            Sunrise at Montgomery                                                 7:30 pm – NCBR
                                                                                                             Communications Committee                                                Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am
                                                                            Village
                                                                                                             7:30 pm – MVF Office                                                    Sunrise at Montgomery
                                                                            Pre-Primary Candidate “Meet                                                                              Village
                                                                            & Greet”
                                                                            7 pm – NCCC




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

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    tion is a community forum for                        3. typed letters and e-mail                  complete omission of a signa-                       letter for future publication.                    9. The Director of Com-
    Montgomery Village residents                      must be received no later than                  ture will eliminate a letter from                       7. Form letters will be print-             munications, in his/her sole
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    from others, including rep-                       prior to publication. When a                        5. All letters are subject to                   Editor.”                                       invasion of privacy, material
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    governments and businesses.                       Monday, Letters to the Edi-                     the next issue by the editor for                    include the writer’s full name,                sistent with Montgomery Village
    Campaign letters are prohib-                      tor must be received no later                   space considerations, if abso-                      address and telephone num-                     News editorial policy and limit
    ited, except for Montgomery                       than noon on the subsequent                     lutely necessary. Editor is to                      ber for verification.                          the number of letters on a given
    Village Foundation and Village                    Tuesday prior to the Friday                     so indicate any condensations.                          • As with letters delivered                subject when the number is so
    homes corporation elections.                      publication and distribution.                       6. All letters may not exceed                   to the MVF office in person or                 large it presents a problem.
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MontgoMery	Village	news                                                                                                                            Friday,	august	6,	2010                                 5

in the news


MvF	Board	tackles	Giant	issue
by Mike Conroy




                                                                                                                                                                                             photo by Mike Conroy
                                    questions from the Board and
   At its regular business meet-    residents regarding her com-
ing on July 22, the Montgom-        mittee involvement, receiving
ery Village Foundation (MVF)        new businesses in the area and
Board of Directors talked about     FEMA reimbursement.
the recent announcement that
the Giant grocery store in the             evp	report
Montgomery Village Center              Following Edwards’ ad-
will be the next Village busi-      dress, MVF EVP David Hump-
ness to close its doors.            ton gave a short report, up-
   Only a few short weeks af-       dating the Board on some
ter Schenck’s hardware made         outstanding issues, including
public its decision to close, the   FEMA relief for the December
Giant in the Montgomery Vil-        blizzard and the deed to the
lage Center followed suit.          CSAAC property. Humpton
   While these announcements        also noted the success of recent
are a shock to the community,       meetings and events. He men-
the Board views this as a possi-    tioned that the dive-in movie
ble opportunity for new stores      was at capacity, and the new
and rejuvenation at the center.     screen and projector helped the
   The Foundation has no au-        event run smoothly.
thority over the center, other         Humpton reported that the
than the Commercial Archi-          Vision 2030 committee meet-
tectural Review Committee’s         ing held at Rockville Town
input concerning signage and        Center was an eye-opener
façade design. However, the         about mixed-use centers, and
Board has said they want to         information learned at the
meet with the center manage-        meeting may be shared with              Congresswoman	Donna	edwards	(center)	spoke	at	the	Montgomery	village	Foundation	Board	
ment, Washington Real Estate        WRIT concerning the Mont-               of	Directors	July	meeting	about	her	recent	work	on	behalf	of	District	4.	she	also	took	questions	
                                    gomery Village Center.                  from	residents	and	the	Board	regarding	issues	that	the	village	is	facing.
Investment Trust (WRIT), to
open a dialogue and see how            Finally, he indicated that he
MVF can be of assistance.           was pleased with the dialogue           removal, camps and classes;         Long-Range Facility Planning                    Next	MeetiNG
   Meetings with WRIT in the        at the community budget fo-             however, advertising revenue        Committee. The policy identi-                 The MVF Board of Direc-
recent past have addressed          rum and that the staff was busy         was still lower than expected.      fies three sources for funding             tors next meeting is scheduled
concerns about safety and           preparing the draft budget              Both June and YTD personnel         projects: the operating budget;            for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
general upkeep of the center.       for review by the Audit Com-            costs were favorable to the         a loan from reserves; or third-            Aug. 25 in the North Creek
The Board, while sympathetic        mittee and the Board at their           budget. While June operating        party financing (commercial                Board Room, 20125 Arrow-
to the loss of business, sees       joint meeting, scheduled for            costs were slightly over bud-       banks).                                    head Road. Residents are invit-
this as an opportunity to work      6:30 p.m. on Thursday,                  get, the YTD operating costs           The Board also supported                ed and encouraged to attend.
with WRIT in garnering the          Aug. 12 in the North Creek              were $54,000 under budget.          the Public Safety Committee’s
types of business that will best    Board Room, 20125 Arrow-                    Snellings further reported      recommendation to add addi-
benefit the community. The          head Road. He encouraged                MVF currently has $11,650,000       tional security services during
Board approved a letter that        the Board to carefully read             in total assets, which is           certain hours at Lake Whet-
was proposed by President           the proposal and consider the           $2,000,000 more than the year       stone and South Valley parks.
Bob Hydorn be sent to WRIT.         options put forth. Currently,           ago period. Following a posi-       This recommendation was in
A copy of this letter can be        the budget calls for a small            tive trend, delinquencies were      response to resident inquiries
found in the President’s Message    assessment increase, with a             reported at 8.3 percent at the      about added security in these
on page 3.                          slightly larger increase op-            end of the second quarter. This     areas stemming from recent
                                    tion to include some capital            is almost 1 percent lower than      increased criminal activity.
  CoNGressWoMaN	                    improvement projects.                   the 9.1 percent reported for           Finally, the Board voted to
     eDWarDs                                                                the same time last year. Snel-      change banks to Community
                                         treasUrer’s	                       lings said that delinquencies,      Association Banc (CAB) which
   During a short recess of
the meeting, Congresswoman                 report                           foreclosures and bankruptcies       will result in large cost savings
Donna Edwards (District 4)             Director of Finance and              have all demonstrated a down-       on banking services. Commu-
spoke to the Board and resi-        Administration Greg Snel-               ward trend in 2010.                 nity Association Banc works
dents about work she has been       lings presented the June 2010                                               specifically with homeowners
                                    Treasurer’s report. Snellings                  otHer	iteMs                  associations, and will relieve
doing to benefit the district.                                                 The Board approved the
She touched on topics such as       noted that June revenue was                                                 staff of time-consuming man-
                                    approximately $60,000 better            draft Capital Projects Financ-
unemployment compensation                                                                                       ual entries, resulting in a more
                                    than the budget, and year-              ing Policy, which established
extension, financial reform,                                                                                    efficient and cost-effective
                                    to-date (YTD) revenue was               the criteria for financing capi-
realistic job creation and health                                                                               financial process.
                                    also favorable due to snow              tal projects identified by the
care reform. Edwards took




Letters to the editor
                                                                                                                             Dance with DeAnne
   Editor:                                                                                                               “Open House & Registration”
   The Montgomery Village
Citizens Coalition (MVCC)                                                                                                  August 28, 2010 • 9 a.m. - Noon
                                                                                                                                 inside Rocky Hill Middle School Dance Center
has supported the widening of                                                                                                  22401 Brick Haven Way at Route 355 in Clarksburg
Wightman Road to 80-feet as
                                                                                                                       Jazz • Tap • Pointe • Ballet       Children ages 3-18 years
designated in the master plan
since 1987. We also supported                                                                                          DeAnne Post - Director
                                                     Accepting children from age 2 years through 2nd grade             30+ Years Teaching Experience
the widening of Goshen Road
                                                                                                                       Member Cecchetti Council of America

                                                             301-977-5766
to 91-feet, a compromise with                                                                                          B.S. in Dance, Kansas State University
the county plans that called for                                                                                            Call for brochure: 301-972-6600
120-feet.                                                                                                                    www.DancewithDeAnne.com
               Martha L. Cadle        7 a.m. to 6 p.m.     www.villagemontessorimd.com
   Sunrise Montgomery Village                            20301 Fulks Farm Road • Montgomery Village, MD 20886
6                Friday,	august	6,	2010                                                                                                                                                   MontgoMery	Village	news

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    Historical	Book	Committee	                                            the	Great	pumpkin	race	and	Fall	Festival
    needs	your	help                                                          On Saturday, Oct. 2 resi-
                                                                          dents of Montgomery Village
                                                                                                                        tion will be pumpkin races,
                                                                                                                        where residents will compete
                                                                                                                                                                                     Admission is free, with
                                                                                                                                                                                  nominal fees for food, racing
    by Melanie O’Brien                 your photographs as well. As       will laugh their gourds off as                in single elimination heats for                           and activities. This event will
                                       bulldozers move earth and          they build and then race their                prizes, though the greatest                               be held rain or shine. For more
        Do you remember when
                                       prepare for the new shape          own special pumpkins.                         prize will be the fun you have                            information, call Ed Kallas
    Lakeforest Mall was really just
                                       of Montgomery Village, it’s           The festival will include a                with your family!                                         at 301-948-0110, ext. 2338 or
    a lake and a forest? Do you
                                       important to remember our          live rock band, food, carnival                   Join us for a special event                            e-mail ekallas@mvf.org.
    remember fireworks at Lake
                                       collective past. Growth and        and tailgate games, crafts and                that will leave everyone rolling
    Whetstone on the Fourth of
                                       change bring new people,           a hayride! The main attrac-                   on the ground.
    July and going to the movies at
    the Village Mall? If so, we need   new ideas and new life to our
    your help. The Montgomery          community. At times like this,
                                       it’s a gift to our community to
    Village Historical Book Com-
    mittee is seeking photographs      look back as we move forward.                         Montgomery	village	Golf	Day
    from Village residents to pub-         Whether you’ve lived in
    lish in a pictorial history of     Montgomery Village for four
    our community. Around 200          years or forty, we need your
    photographs will be selected       photos of life in our commu-
    to tell the story of Montgomery    nity. Pictures from any time
    Village from ground breaking       period are welcome, and will
    to the present. Any pictures are   be returned to the owners af-
    welcome, but we are looking        ter being digitally copied. All
    specifically for photos of the     chosen submissions will be
    people and places that make        credited in the published book.
    our community unique.                  Original photographs with
        Please send us pictures of     descriptions of people, places
    your family, your home and         and events (including dates)
    your neighborhood. Do you          are preferred; prints or pho-
    have photos of your home           tocopies cannot be accepted.
    under construction or on the       They may be submitted in
    day you moved in? Maybe            person at the Montgomery Vil-
    you have pictures of your kids’    lage Foundation Office, 10120
    first day of school at Whetstone   Apple Ridge Road, Monday
    Elementary, or pictures of tee     through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to
    ball practice at the South Val-    5 p.m., or mailed to MVF His-
    ley Park ball field. Do you have   torical Book Committee, 10120
    pictures of a holiday choral       Apple Ridge Road, Mont-
    concert at the old indoor Vil-     gomery Village, MD 20886.
    lage Mall? If so, please share     Electronic versions of pictures
    your memories with us. Spend       may be accepted by e-mailing
    a rainy summer day looking         mvnews@mvf.org. Please call
    through old photo albums; a        301-948-0110, ext. 2331 for
    trip down memory lane can be       specific file information. All
    very enjoyable.                    photographs must be submit-
        If you own or owned a busi-    ted by Thursday, Sept. 30.
    ness in the Village, we want




                                                                                                                                                                                 photos by David Humpton and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Richard Wilder




                                                                                   City of Hope Cultural Center
                                                                                                                                                Bethel’s City of Hope Cultural Center invites you to join us
                                                                             FREE TO THE PUBLIC:                                                in extending a helping hand to those who need to feel a
                                                                             Evening of the Arts every 4th Friday 7 to 9:30 p.m.
    Community	enhancements                                                   Spanish classes on Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                love that is real and lasting. The City of Hope is a place to
                                                                                                                                                belong. It doesn’t matter where you have been or where
    Continued from page 1                                                    English classes on Thursdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                you are right now—we will love you into your greatest to-
                                                                             Critical Care Finance Classes every 2nd Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    get includes $35,000 for the       including the feasibility of                                                                             morrows. People are our passion and kindness is our goal.
    purchase and installation of       converting an existing pool
    the umbrellas.                     to an indoor facility for year-              Praise, Worship and Anointed                                                  Our Leadership Team
       A total of $21,000 has been     round usage. It is anticipated                    Teaching/Preaching
    included for the pool consul-      that the multi-year plan will
    tant to develop a multi-year       be presented as part of the 2012                         Sundays at 11 a.m.
    pool enhancement program,          budget process.                                         Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                             Hablamos                                         Nous Parlons
                                                                              Espanol
                                                                                                301-355-3434                    Francais

                                                                                               info@bwomi.org                                   Minister Priscilla Jews
                                                                                                                                                                                         Bishop
                                                                                                                                                                                   Darlingston Johnson          Pastor Elvis Soto
                                                                                      19236 Montgomery Village Avenue                                                Pastor John Cuzick         Pastor Paul Berry
MontgoMery	Village	news                                                                                                                Friday,	august	6,	2010                 7

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                                                                                                          show	off	your	garden
    lake	Whetstone	dock	renovation	update                                                                     Do you have a green thumb
                                                                                                          or a lovely, admirable garden?
                                                                                                                                            e-mailed to mvnews@mvf.org.
                                                                                                                                            Write GARDEN CONTEST
                                                                                                          If so, residents of Montgomery    in the subject line. Photos can




                                                                                    photo by Scott Gole
                                                                                                          Village—master gardeners and      also be mailed or personally
                                                                                                          novice gardeners alike—are        delivered to the Montgomery
                                                                                                          invited to enter the annual       Village Foundation, 10120 Ap-
                                                                                                          Most Beautiful Garden Contest     ple Ridge Road, Montgomery
                                                                                                          sponsored by the Montgomery       Village, MD 20886 – ATTN:
                                                                                                          Village Foundation.               Most Beautiful Garden Con-
                                                                                                              If you have a magnificent     test. Be sure to include your
                                                                                                          garden, submit your photos        name, property address and
                                                                                                          and you’ll have a chance to win   telephone number(s). All pho-
                                                                                                          great prizes from local mer-      tographs become the property
                                                                                                          chants. First, second and third   of the Montgomery Village News.
                                                                                                          place winners will be selected        For complete rules and in-
                                                                                                          in the single family homes and    formation on the contest, see
                                                                                                          townhomes categories.             page 15 or visit the MVF web-
                                                                                                              Hurry! Submissions are        site at www.montgomeryvillage.
                                                                                                          due by Friday, Aug. 13 at         com and follow the link to the
                                                                                                          5 p.m. Digital photos can be      Garden Contest scrolling alert.




   Decking	for	the	lake	Whetstone	dock	has	been	completed.	Work	on	the	boathouse	
   and	gazebo	is	now	underway.




Discounted	amusement	
park	tickets	still	available
   The Montgomery Village              dutch wonderland: All
Foundation, Inc., Department        ages $28
of Recreation, Parks and Cul-          hershey Park: Adults $42,
ture, in conjunction with the       Junior/Senior $32.50
Maryland Recreation and Parks          King’s dominion: Adults
Association, is selling discount-   $40, Junior/Senior $29
ed tickets to area amusement           sesame Place: All ages
parks at the Foundation office,     $45.00,
10120 Apple Ridge Road. Pay-           six Flags America: Adults
ment for these tickets must be      $25, Season passes $60
made in person at the Founda-          six Flags great Adventure:
tion office and will be accepted    Adults $29, Hurricane Harbor
in cash or by credit card (Visa     $18
or MasterCard) only. The Foun-         water Country UsA: All
dation will not accept faxes or     ages $33
telephone calls for amusement          Call the Foundation at 301-
park ticket sales.                  948-0110 for more information
   The prices are as follows:       on these super savings! Buying
   Busch gardens: Special           tickets in advance is a good way
Days (through Monday,               to avoid long entry lines at the
Sept. 6) $45                        parks. Be sure to take advan-
   dorney Park: Adults $32          tage of this special program. All
Junior/Senior $22                   ticket sales are final, no refunds
                                    or exchanges.
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    architectural	review                                                      voter	registration	deadline	nears
    Continued from page 1                                                                                            For more information on
                                                                                   Montgomery County resi-                                             gov/elections.
    tion (MVF) Design Consultant,             arB	DeCisioNs                   dents who wish to vote in the       voter registration, call the Voter      Election judges are still
    a professional in the field of de-      Following the meetings, ap-       2010 Gubernatorial Primary          Information Service at 240-777-      needed. For more information
    sign and architecture. “Routine      plications and materials submit-     Election are reminded that the      VOTE, or visit www.777vote.org       call 240-777-8533.
    applications” involving requests     ted are returned to homeowners       deadline for voter registration     or www.montgomerycountymd.
    for changes specified in each        within one week. If an ARB           is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24.
    community’s architectural cri-       decision is not acceptable to the        In order to become a regis-
    teria or guidelines are reviewed
    by AS staff and the design con-
                                         homeowner, he or she may ap-
                                         peal the decision to the MVF Ex-
                                                                              tered voter, individuals must
                                                                              be a U.S. citizen, live in Mont-       schedule	for	2011	MvF	
    sultant. Major or “non-routine
    applications” are reviewed by
                                         ecutive Committee in a hearing
                                         within 30 days. If the decision of
                                                                              gomery County and be at least
                                                                              18 years of age on or before           budget	process
    the design consultant, who           the Executive Committee is not       November 2, 2010.                          thursday, Aug. 12 (6:30 p.m.)
    makes a recommendation to            acceptable to the homeowner,             Applications for the Pri-              North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road
    the Architectural Review Board       the county offers another av-        mary Election may be obtained              • Joint Audit Committee/Board Work Session to consider
    (ARB). The ARB makes the final       enue for dispute resolution—the      by calling the Voter Informa-          2011 Draft Budget
    decision on these applications.      Commission on Common Own-            tion Service, 240-777-VOTE;                thursday, Aug. 26
                                         ership Communities. Typically,       at county libraries, regional              Board Meeting, North Creek Board Room, 201252 Ar-
       appliCatioN	Fee
                                         disputes arise because a hom-        services centers, all Mont-            rowhead Road
       All applications for exterior
                                         eowner does not apply to MVF         gomery County Department                   • Approve draft 2011 Budget for publication
    changes require a $25 review
                                         for an exterior change prior to      of Health and Human Ser-                   Friday, sept. 17
    fee, including changes made
                                         work being performed on the          vices offices, the Motor Vehicle           Village News
    without approval that require
                                         property. Reviews after the fact     Administration and all U.S.                • Publish draft 2011 Budget on MVF website
    review. These unapproved
                                         are time-consuming and can be        Post Offices; or may be down-              • Publish draft 2011 Budget for 30-day public comment
    changes are considered viola-
                                         very difficult if the change does    loaded at www.777vote.org or           (if approved by MVF Board)
    tions, and the fee is automati-
                                         not complement or blend into         www.montgomerycountymd.gov/                thursday, sept. 23
    cally charged to the assessment
                                         the existing house design.           elections.                                 Board Meeting, North Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
    account of the homeowner.
                                                                                  Individuals may also reg-          rowhead Road
    Although the review fee has                iNForMatioN	
    always been provided for in                                               ister at the Board of Elections,           • Opportunity for public comment on 2011 Budget
                                                assistaNCe                    18753 N. Frederick Avenue,                 thursday, oct. 28
    the covenants for each homes             The Architectural Standards
    corporation, it was not required                                          Suite 210, Gaithersburg, on                Board Meeting, North Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
                                         Department works hard to assist      the following dates: Monday            rowhead Road
    until 2001, when the MVF Board       homeowners with replacement
    of Directors voted to include it                                          through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to               • Adopt 2011 Budget
                                         materials and color changes,         5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 21, from            • Set 2011 Assessment Rates
    for every application submitted.     as well as when architectural
    Since then, the number and com-                                           1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22,              november 2010
                                         emergencies arise. Homeowners        from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday,             • Notify owners of 2011 assessments
    plexity of requests has increased.   are encouraged to use the Village
    The fee covers professional                                               Aug. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to
                                         News and Village website, www.       9 p.m.                                    All above referenced meetings will take place at 7:30 p.m.
    research and staff time to review    montgomeryvillage.com, as valu-
    each request, which benefit both                                                                                 in their respective location unless otherwise noted.
                                         able resources for architectural
    the community at large and the       information. The Village News
    individual homeowner.                announces updates to guide-
        arCHiteCtUral	                   lines and criteria, as well as
                                         the ARB Decisions for each ap-       CoMMittee UPdAtes
        revieW	BoarD
                                         plication received. The website
        The ARB meetings are held
                                         contains copies of all community
    the first and third Wednesday
    of each month at 5 p.m. in the
                                         criteria and Village-wide guide-
                                         lines for exterior modifications.
                                                                              Historical	book	committee	holds	first	
    North Creek Board Room, 20125
    Arrowhead Road, and are open
                                         Homeowners can download PIR
                                         forms, and even watch a short
                                                                              meeting	
    to the public. For convenience,
                                         video on the application process     by Mike Conroy                      ing Foundation archived pho-         tee is currently soliciting ma-
    applicants are given specific
                                         on the website.                         On July 29, the Montgom-         tographs and those donated by        terials from the community to
    times to attend when their ap-
                                             Additionally, AS staff is        ery Village Foundation (MVF)        residents.                           be included in the book (see
    plications will be reviewed.
                                         available by phone or e-mail         Historical Book Committee              The committee agreed to           page 6).
    Applications for exterior modi-
                                         to help guide homeowners             met for the first time to discuss   a timeline that will result in          The next committee meet-
    fications must be submitted one
                                         through the entire review pro-       the book project approved           availability of the book for the     ing is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    week prior to the meeting day.
                                         cess. Call 301-948-0110, ext. 2351   earlier this year by the MVF        2011 holiday season. Amid            on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at
    Properties where changes will
                                         or ext. 2355, or e-mail jlcarmick@   Board of Directors. The picto-      nostalgic conversation was           the MVF Office, 10120 Apple
    be made are visited by ARB
                                         mvf.org or jwhite@mvf.org.           rial history book will chronicle    discussion of chapters, book         Ridge Road.
    members prior to the meeting;
    photographs of properties un-                                             the Village from conception         layout and marketing ideas.
    der review also help members                                              through present day, showcas-          Additionally, the commit-
    provide the essential review.



                                                                                                                  tD&pF	Committee	update
                                                                                                                  by Sharon Levine                     to the MVF Transportation
                                                                                                                     The Montgomery Village            Policy. The committee’s recom-
                                                                                                                  Foundation (MVF) Transporta-         mendations will go before the
                                                                                                                  tion, Development and Public         MVF Board at its Thursday,
                                                                                                                  Facilities (TD&PF) Commit-           Aug. 26 meeting.
                                                                                                                  tee met on August 3 in the              The TD&PF’s next meet-
                                                                                                                  North Creek Board Room.              ing is scheduled for Tuesday,
                                                                                                                  The committee focused the            Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the North
                                                                                                                  entire meeting on one agenda         Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
                                                                                                                  item: recommending revisions         rowhead Road.




                                                                                                                          www.montgomery
                                                                                                                            village.com
MontgoMery	Village	news                                                                                                                Friday,	august	6,	2010                   9
CoMMUnitY MAnAgeMent


                                                                                                    Community Management
                                                                           MVF’s community association managers address residents’ concerns with community
                                                                        property and homes corporations or condominium associations. Community Management
                                                                        handles such issues as snow removal, storm drain maintenance, sidewalk and street repairs
                                                                        and landscaping of community grounds. MVF provides management services for eastgate,
                                                                        east Village, Maryland Place, Middle Village, Patton ridge, stedwick and whetstone homes
                                                                        corporations as well as horizon run, Park Place i and ii, thomas Choice and thomas
                                                                        Choice gardens condominiums. You can call 301-948-0110, ext. 2327; e-mail your questions to
                                                                        mvinfo@mvf.org; mail to Montgomery Village Foundation, 10120 Apple ridge road, Mont-
                                                                        gomery Village, Md 20886; or fax them to 301-990-7071.



Community	Management	reflects	on	summer
   Montgomery Village in           community centers by path,         wildlife, the Village houses an
summer is a wonderful place.       but you can walk to grocery        astonishing variety of birds,
Here are our some of our fa-       stores, drug stores and more       snakes, lizards, turtles, fish,
vorite things:                     than one pizza place.              opossums, squirrels, chip-
   Music in the air. The South        secret gardens. When            munks, deer, geese and ducks.
Valley Park Lawn Theater           walking through the Village,       There is even the occasional
provides summer entertain-         it seems that nearly every         fox. Yes, there are some species
ment with memorable, free,         turn brings into view lovely       we would rather see a little less
open air concerts. This Sunday     landscaping. Many residents        of, such as mice, but the vibrant
night event is a must-see every    obviously take great pride in      presence of our wildlife is a
weekend of the summer. This        bringing life and color to their   pleasant reminder at the end
year, a First Friday concert se-   yards. For all of you gardeners    of a long day about what is
ries and Wednesday morning         who think no one is noticing       really important and beautiful
events for kids were added.        your efforts, we really do—        in the world.
The Lawn Theater is just the       thank you!                             the big cities not too far
place to spend a fun family           Lakes, ponds and streams.       away. From the Village we
evening.                           The Village is blessed with        have easy access to Wash-
                                                                      ington, D.C., Baltimore and
                                                                      Annapolis through rolling pas-
                                                                      tures. Visitors to the area often
                                                                      comment on how amazing it
                                                                      is that the Village rests on the    Brooke and the Hamptons;          other out from the blizzards
                                                                      border where farm and horse         lakeside living in Whetstone,     and shared melting ice cream
                                                                      country meets the bustling          Dorsey’s Regard and Dock-         when the power went out in
                                                                      metropolitan Washington area.       side; contemporary town-          July. PTAs, church volunteer
                                                                      Whether you are traveling by        houses in Highland Hall and       groups, Boy Scout troops and
                                                                      Metro, MARC, bus or car, you        Candle Ridge; and forest views    Girl Scout troops are all part of
                                                                      can get to the National Zoo,        in Shadow Oak and the Ridges      our Village landscape, helping
                                                                      the Smithsonian Institution,        of Stedwick. No matter your       to make the Village a better
                                                                      Wolf Trap, the National Mall,       taste, there is something here    place.
                                                                      the Baltimore Inner Harbor,         for you.
                                                                      historic Annapolis or any of            diversity. The houses
                                                                      a number of other popular at-       might all be similar on your
                                                                      tractions in this area.             street, but you can be certain
                                                                          harmonious architecture.        that your neighbors aren’t!
                                                                      Village committees, including       In a recent report from one of
                                                                      both MVF staff and resident         the local elementary schools,
                                                                      volunteers, work very hard          Village students enrolled in
                                                                      to ensure that homes and            the school speak more than 40
    Poolside fun. Have you         water resources. Lake Marion,      businesses are maintained in        different native languages. The
checked out the Village pools      Lake Whetstone, North Creek        a manner that creates a visu-       Village offers restaurants and
lately? Montgomery Village         Lake and DeSimon Pond are          ally harmonious environment.        shops with wares from all over
Foundation (MVF) owns and          the largest lakes in our land-     Meanwhile, the individual           the world, from Morocco to
operates seven pools. They’re      scape, but there are also many     communities themselves vary         Thailand, Russia to China, and
clean, convenient and staffed      smaller ponds and streams.         in style from California con-       Brazil to Mexico. People from
by courteous and well-trained      The recreational areas around      temporary to Williamsburg           all backgrounds and parts of
lifeguards, many of whom are       these lakes and ponds are          colonial and just about ev-         the world have found a home
Village residents themselves.      beautiful.                         erything in between. There          here in the Village, and we are
There are pools open early            Lions and tigers and            is something in the Village         richer for it.
for lap swimming and late for      bears—not. But in terms of         for everyone: quads in Forest           Friends and neighbors who
evening relaxation. Residents                                                                             really care. Throughout the
of condominiums and rental                                                                                year we hear about people
apartments may “buy in” to                                                                                helping their neighbors make
use these MVF pools, but also                                                                             it through tough times. This
have access to their own pools.                                                                           summer’s severe storms fol-
What are you waiting for?                                                                                 lowed record-setting snowfalls
    Paths to everywhere. You                                                                              in the winter, and through
can get just about anywhere in                                                                            both seasons, we watched and
the Village on a path, thanks to                                                                          helped as people worked to-
the dedication of the original                                                                            gether to make sure that their
developers, the Kettler Broth-                                                                            neighbors were taken care
ers. They took special pains                                                                              of. Residents shoveled each
when designing this commu-
nity to make sure that paths
wind through every commu-
nity and lead pedestrians and
bikers away from busy roads
and through beautiful greens-
paces. Not only can you reach
most community schools and
10                    Friday,	august	6,	2010                                                                                                                                  MontgoMery	Village	news


                                                                                                                                        Homes corporation and condominium association articles
                   Homes Corporations                                                                                                   are provided by representatives or board members from the
                                                                                                                                        corporations and associations. The information and opinions

                     & Condominium                                                                                                      provided within these articles do not necessarily reflect the
                                                                                                                                        views of the Montgomery Village Foundation, its Board of
                                                                                                                                        Directors, representatives or staff. Residents with specific
                      assoCiations                                                                                                      questions or concerns about the information contained in
                                                                                                                                        these articles should contact their community manager or
                                                                                                                                        the author of the article.
       South Village SceneS
                                                                                                                                          north Village View
     late	summer	updates                                                                                                              it’s	budget	time	again!
     by the South Village Board of                          stone shoreline project, and          get—but we have to make a
     Directors                                              we expect news from them              good faith effort for all our       by Jeanne Powell                    tion of assessments remains
                                                            shortly.                              neighborhoods.                                                          a major problem. Many de-
          Hot,	Hot,	Hot!                                                                                                                 This budget season prom-
                                                                CoMMUNity	eveNt	                  MvF	arCHiteCtUral	                  ises to be more challenging         linquent homeowners have
        The weather has been less                                                                                                                                         experienced foreclosure, and
     than kind to the communi-                                  plaNNiNG	starts                       GUiDeliNes	                     than ever! The good news for
                                                                                                                                      our residents is that we will       the legal collection process has
     ty of late, between swelter-                              We also are in the process of           CHaNGiNG                       not raise assessments. We           been exhausted. In many cases,
     ing heat and severe winds.                             planning a community event               As part of an ongoing effort
                                                                                                                                      must keep assessments at the        there are no assets that can be
     Even though July is one of                             for early September. Notices          to modernize and rational-
                                                                                                                                      2010 amount in order not to         garnished. Other homeowners
     the months the board doesn’t                           will be posted in common              ize some of the architectural
                                                                                                                                      exceed the ceiling established      are paying their assessments—
     usually meet, there have been                          areas and included in a future        guidelines, a number of new
                                                                                                                                      by our founding covenant.           but on an increasingly delayed
     a lot of communications back                           column. Stay tuned to this            replacement door styles and
                                                                                                                                      The ceiling derives from our        schedule. It’s a sad situation for
     and forth about repairing our                          space for details—we will need        other minor changes have
                                                                                                                                      first budget and allows for         all concerned.
     common property and plan-                              volunteers!                           been approved for our commu-
                                                                                                                                      an increase amounting to the            I am drafting the 2011 bud-
     ning for its enhancement.                                                                    nity. If you’re thinking about a
                                                              HoMe	iNspeCtioNs,	                                                      increase in the Metropolitan        get with the above in mind.
          WatCHiNG	oUt                                                                            home repair project, you may                                            We’d appreciate your input
                                                               Fall	2010	roUND                    have more options than you
                                                                                                                                      Baltimore-Washington Area
        Watching out means more                                The Private Property Main-                                             CPI in the prior July-August to     in the budget process. Tell us
     than watching for trouble; it                                                                used to. For more information,                                          your priorities.
                                                            tenance effort has begun an-                                              July-August period. Last year,
     also means watching for neigh-                                                               contact the Montgomery Vil-
                                                            other round of inspections,                                               we raised rates to just meet the          BoarD		
     bors in trouble. Just as we said                                                             lage Foundation Architectural
                                                            focusing on the problem                                                   ceiling. During the relevant
     during the blizzards, please                                                                 Standards Department at 301-
                                                                                                                                      time period for this year’s
                                                                                                                                                                            MeMBers	NeeDeD
                                                            homes identified in the pre-
     be mindful of neighbors, es-                                                                 948-0110, ext. 2351 or ext. 2355,                                          North Village Homes Cor-
                                                            vious round, and we will be                                               ceiling, the CPI actually went
     pecially the ill or elderly who                                                              or e-mail jlcarmick@mvf.org or                                          poration is seeking new board
                                                            assessing progress on those                                               down just slightly. Therefore,
     may suffer disproportionately                                                                jwhite@mvf.org.                                                         members. We have several
                                                            properties. It’s a long process,                                          we plan to keep assessments
     from heat or power outages.                                                                                                                                          vacancies. Please notify us if
                                                            and sometimes involves going          Be	a	GooD	NeiGHBor                  in 2011 at the 2010 rates.
                                                                                                                                                                          you are interested in contrib-
     Care for a neighbor, make a                            through Montgomery County                We thank all the good pet           The bad news is that the
     friend. The time you take to                                                                                                                                         uting some of your time and
                                                            government to help enforce            owners who aren’t contribut-        work to be accomplished with
     check may save a life! This                                                                                                                                          talent to the management of
                                                            the regulations, but we have          ing to burning the lawns by let-    our assessment funds is greater
     advice is brought to you by our                                                                                                                                      our community.
                                                            gotten judgments in our favor,        ting their animals out without      than ever. Several of our ma-
     Neighborhood Watch.                                    and several homeowners “saw           regard to the consequences.         jor service contracts will cost      tHaNk	yoU,	DeNNis
                                                            the light” and began to im-           That’s a big help this year,        more, in the range of 3 percent,       Finally, I’d like to announce
       lake	WHetstoNe	
                                                            prove their conditions before         especially in light of this sum-    although we are benefiting          that Dennis Barnes, our North
       proJeCt	UpDate                                       legal mandates came down.             mer’s heat and drought.             from lower costs for trash col-     Village board president for the
        The Common Area Main-                               We know it’s hard times all              We also want to take time to     lection with our new contract.      past eight years, and member
     tenance Committee is in the                            over and that home improve-           extend our appreciation to resi-       Our recent reserve analysis      of the board for the past 18
     process of getting a request for                       ment money can be hard to             dents who hold their outdoor        update has been completed           years, has left North Village
     proposal for the Lake Whet-                                                                  entertainment to civil volumes      by Reserve Advisors, Inc. The       and thus has had to resign from
                                                                                                  (especially after dark), and        study recommends that we            the board. We wish Dennis
                                                                                                  who include neighbors as well       contribute at least an addi-        and his wife happiness in their
                                                                                                  as friends in the festivities.      tional $20,000 in 2011 than we      new home. Dennis has been an
                                                                                                                                      did in 2010, with comparable        incredibly effective and strong
                               Car insurance with                                                        tHaNk	yoU                    increases in subsequent years.      leader for North Village. His
                                                                                                     A hearty “thanks” goes to        This is in spite of diligently      tenure includes the vigorous
                    PERSONAL SERVICE.                                                             all the homeowners trying to
                                                                                                  maintain their lawns and flow-
                                                                                                                                      making all reserve contribu-
                                                                                                                                      tions recommended in our last
                                                                                                                                                                          pursuit of cleaning up the pond
                                                                                                                                                                          in Kaufmann Park; the removal
                                   No extra charge.                                               er beds this year. We’re doing      study five years ago, and build-    of the East Village fence that
                                                                                                  our best on common property         ing our reserve investment bal-     separated the Picton communi-
                                                                                                  with the budget available, but      ance to about $1,100,000.
                   At State Farm® you get a competitive rate and an agent                                                                                                 ty from its neighbors; the fight
                                                                                                  your support both beautifies           We have concrete work
                   dedicated to helping you get the coverage that’s right for you                                                                                         against widening Wightman
                                                                                                  the community and encourag-         and paths that need work in
                   and the discounts you deserve. Nobody takes care of you like                                                                                           Road; and the fearless protec-
                                                                                                  es others to take pride in their    the near future. Fortunate-
                   State Farm. Contact me. I’ll prove it.                                                                                                                 tion of our assets, including
                                                                                                  neighborhood. We know there         ly, the study indicated that        shifting North Village to CMI
                                                                                                  are some “bad apples” out           our streets are in pretty good      management in 2005. Dennis,
                                                                                                  there, but for the moment, let’s    shape overall. Trees continue       thank you for your dedicated
                                                                                                  take a short break to thank the     to deteriorate and die from age,    service and boundless energy
                                                                                                  folks who support the cause.        drought, storms and disease,        in working for North Village.
                                                                                                  We really do appreciate you!        and fences keep reminding us
                                                                                                                                      how fragile they are. Our grass       We	Hope	to	Hear	
                                                                                                  south Village scenes: for resi-                                              FroM	yoU!
                                                                                                                                      needs more fertilization than
                                                                                                  dents of Center stage, dock-                                              Contact our property
                   Jane W Reilly Ins Agcy Inc
                                                                                                  side, grover's Forge, hamptons,
                                                                                                                                      we’ve been able to provide on
                   Jane Warfield Reilly, Agent                                                                                        top of our standard mowing          manager Michael Eckloff at
                   19636 Club House Road, Suite 120                                               Millrace, nathan's hill and
                                                                                                  walker's Choice.                    contract. We’d all like to see      meckloff@comsource72.com.
                   Bus: 301-948-6061
                   www.janereillyinsurance.com                                                                                        some additional beautification
                                                                                                                                      efforts. That is the work of pri-   north Village View: for resi-
                                                                                                                                      vate volunteers, led by Acting      dents of essex Place, highland
                                                                                                                                      President and Maintenance           hall, Mcrory, Perry Place, Pic-
                   LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE.®                                                                                                            ton, Pleasant ridge and salem’s
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MontgoMery	Village	news                                                                                                                     Friday,	august	6,	2010                 11

  Stedwick SignalS                                                       northgate newS

resources	and	trends	                                                  Budget	meeting	and	more
impact	stedwick                                                        by the Northgate Board of
                                                                       Directors
                                                                                                           written in.
                                                                                                               Northgate’s e-mail is a good
                                                                                                                                                 to take exception with the
                                                                                                                                                 characterization, given that we
by Jim Ott                          the country in new communi-
                                                                          The Northgate board held         way to alert us to any concerns       were articulating professional
   Resources and trends are         ties, and Stedwick's leaders are
                                                                       a budget work session on            or problems you note in the           advice we have received and
important indicators of a soci-     working hard to make sure that
                                                                       July 27. The community budget       community. Please report              were seeking resident com-
ety's well-being. We hear about     it does not happen here.
                                                                       is in remarkably good shape         lighting problems to the e-mail       ments about something that
them constantly: the economy,           So far, Stedwick has man-
                                                                       given the harsh winter. More        address if at all possible. Some      impacts them.
jobs, prices, gas—the list goes     aged to perform essential
                                                                       details will be forthcoming in      lighting problems can be fixed           We do not believe ratio-
on. So what kind of resources       maintenance, but the ongoing
                                                                       the fall newsletter.                within 48 hours by our lighting       nal, careful consideration of
does Stedwick have, and what        challenges of high delinquen-
                                                                          As per our request in the        contractor. Others may require        professional outside advice
kind of trends is Stedwick ex-      cies, severe storms (both last
                                                                       last column, the board has          the attention of Pepco. When a        to be “fear-mongering.” We
periencing? Consider:               winter and this summer) and
                                                                       heard from several residents        problem such as lack of power         do continue to receive largely
                                    aging streets are taking their
      	CoMMerCial	                                                     regarding problems with             is reported to Pepco, the utility     negative input regarding the
                                    toll. In order to ensure that
                                                                       street signs, parking signs, etc.   can take longer to respond.           proposed path, particularly
       resoUrCes                    funds are available to take
                                                                                                               Finally, a recent letter to the   from residents who live in the
   Our community has already        care of emergency needs, the       Please remember that the street
                                                                       signs are custom-made and           editor characterized informa-         immediate vicinity.
lost the YMCA and is now            board has significantly re-
                                                                       must be ordered. We ask that        tion in one of our previous col-
losing two more important           duced spending for routine                                                                                   northgate news: for residents
                                                                       you continue to e-mail us at        umns as “silly.” The referenced
community assets: Schenck’s         maintenance items that many                                                                                  of Apple ridge, dorsey's re-
                                                                       NorthgateHC@comsource72.com         column asked for resident
Hardware and the Village            residents request—curb paint-                                                                                gard, McKendree i & ii, over-
                                                                       with problems that you notice.      input regarding a proposed
Center Giant. These stores          ing, entryway flowers, replace-                                                                              lea, the Points, shadow oak
                                                                       Then, please be patient as we       path through the woods near
provided our residents with         ment trees and additional                                                                                    and williams range.
                                                                       work to resolve the matter.         North Creek Lake. We have
tremendous resources within         landscaping. Those are the
walking distance. Their loss re-    very elements that are most        Thank you to those who have
duces commercial options here       visible to residents, and those
in our community, and that has      are the things that we have
an impact on Stedwick's qual-
ity of life. The Stedwick Board
of Directors has supported the
                                    been sacrificing this year to
                                    make sure that we are able to
                                    respond to emergencies and
                                                                           www.montgomeryvillage.com
Montgomery Village Founda-          safety issues. This trend must
tion (MVF) in asking the own-       be changed or Stedwick risks
ers of the Village Center to        becoming a failed community.         eaSt Village echo
work with community leaders
                                     sHapiNG	tHe	treND	
in "refilling" this pedestrian-
accessible mall as soon as pos-       GoiNG	ForWarD                    east	village	board	meeting
sible. Right now, this trend is        The Stedwick Board of Di-
                                    rectors has been thinking about    by David Cline                      outside in uncontained plastic
troubling.                                                                                                 bags; these are inviting targets
                                    these matters, and the board          The East Village Board of
 	GreeN	resoUrCes                   has introduced the "Keep           Directors heard a report on low     for rodents such as rats, squir-
   Consider for a moment            Stedwick Clean and Green"          flying airplanes at its recent      rels, raccoons and other vermin
the grassy fields that grow         campaign for the future. To        board meeting held Tuesday,         that carry diseases, the least of
throughout Stedwick, the            accomplish these goals, we are     July 20. Robert Anderson and        which is rabies. You should
shading trees and bright flow-      asking you to vote "yes" for       board member Brian Benhaim          also make sure any wood is
ers in the community and the        an increase in the assessment      reported on recent develop-         stored off the ground and away
miles of footpaths that con-        ceiling. Details can be found      ments at the County Airpark         from your home so as not to
nect our neighborhoods. As a        at www.stedwick.org. Residents     dealing with low flying air-        make an attractive home to
member of Stedwick, you are         are encouraged to spend some       craft.                              animals.
a shareholder in these assets.      time reading the website to           The most significant item           Rats and other rodents live
They add beauty and value to        become informed about Sted-        in the report gave informa-         in the fields on the Pepco
your home and are considered        wick's financial situation and     tion on what residents can          property, where they naturally
by real estate professionals in     the need for an increase in the    do if they believe they see an      thrive. If residents follow the
calculating the value of your       assessment ceiling. You will       airplane flying too low over        law concerning trash disposal,
property. We are all jointly        find a link to “Reply to the       East Village. Upon seeing a         rodents will stay in the fields
responsible for ensuring that       Board,” and we encourage all       low flying aircraft, residents      and away from our homes.
they are maintained. The trend      residents to take advantage of     should call John Luke, the             Pet owners are also required
here is uncertain; our ability to   this opportunity to provide        airpark manager, at 301-963-        by law to pick up after their
maintain the community rests        feedback and ask questions.        7100 or e-mail airportmanager@      pets. Violators can receive a
with the residents commitment          There will be town meetings     montgomerycountyairpark.com         citation that carries a hefty fine.
to participate.                     to discuss the assessment ceil-    and copy eastvillagehc@mvf.org.       Go	sloW	oN	east	
                                    ing. The first meeting is sched-   You can also contact the Fed-
       	FiNaNCial	                                                                                            villaGe	aveNUe
                                    uled for Wednesday, Sept. 15       eral Aviation Agency (FAA)
       resoUrCes                                                                                              Repaving and restriping of
                                    at 7:30 p.m. at the Stedwick       hotline at 1-866-TELL-FAA,
    Have you ever thought                                                                                  East Village Avenue is nearly
                                    Community Center, 10401            1-866-835-5322 or 410-787-
about what happens when a                                                                                  complete. Residents are en-
                                    Stedwick Road. All residents       0040.
homeowners association runs                                                                                couraged to obey the speed
                                    are strongly encouraged to            When you write to Mr.
out of money? The snow is not                                                                              limit. The police are increasing
                                    attend. This is your commu-        Luke, he is required by law
plowed and the grass is not                                                                                their presence; I have per-
                                    nity—it is your first and most     to respond to your complaint.
mowed. This is happening in                                                                                sonally witnessed the police
                                    important resource outside of      This is important in order to
hundreds, if not thousands,                                                                                handing out tickets to speeders
                                    your own family. The trends        help increase the safety of
of associations around the                                                                                 cutting through our neigh-
                                    affecting Stedwick affect you.     our community, since it has
country that were poorly pre-                                                                              borhood. I was glad I wasn’t
                                    We need your support.              become more developed over
pared for the current economic                                                                             speeding myself, tempting as
                                                                       the years while the airpark has
conditions and the housing                                                                                 it was at the time. Let’s all set
                                    stedwick signals: for residents    become busier.
market slump. Think: shanty         of Club hill, Clusters of sted-
                                                                                                           an example for people who
towns, squatters and aban-          wick i, ii, iii, Forest Brooke,        keepiNG	oUr	                    use our “Main Street” as a
doned homes! Too dramatic?          Frenchton Place, ridges of           CoMMUNity	CleaN                   short cut from Goshen Road to
It's happening in many areas of     stedwick and the heights.             East Village is a clean com-     Route 124, and keep East Vil-
                                                                       munity. However, residents          lage a “Slow Zone.”
                                                                       are reminded that it is Mont-
                                                                       gomery County law that you          east Village echo: for residents
                                                                       must put all trash outside your     of the downs, the reach, the
                                                                                                           estates, essex Place ii, Candle
                                                                       home in approved contain-
                                                                                                           ridge, gablefield, glenbrooke,
                                                                       ers. The containers must be         Meadowgate, Ashford, holly
                                                                       metal or plastic and must also      Pointe and wethersfield.
                                                                       be sealed. Do not leave trash
12                 Friday,	august	6,	2010                                                                                                                   MontgoMery	Village	news


       whetStone watch                                                           eaStgate expreSS

     looking	ahead                                                            eastgate	focuses	on	2011	budget
     by Sharon Cranford                  WHetstoNe	BUDGet                     by the Eastgate Board of             as furniture, paint cans or other       A number of residents have
         There has been a lot of chit-      In the next few days you          Directors                            materials on greenspace and          asked about private security.
     chat on the Whetstone general       will receive a mailing from the                                           around the stream valley. Please     At present, Eastgate does not
                                         board requesting an assess-              The board is gearing up to
     listserv about the future of the                                                                              note that dumping is illegal un-     contract for private security;
                                         ment ceiling increase. There         focus on the 2011 budget at
     Village Center and it is also                                                                                 der Montgomery County law,           the community relies on the
                                         will be a community meeting          its September meeting. This is
     a focus of the Montgomery                                                                                     and the county has significant       Montgomery County Police De-
                                         on Monday, Aug. 23 at the            your opportunity to make sure
     Village Foundation (MVF)                                                                                      fines for violations. Moreover,      partment to provide response to
                                         Whetstone Community Cen-             that the board is aware of the
     Vision 2030 Committee. If                                                                                     there is a cost to the entire com-   crime and illicit activities.
                                         ter, 19140 Brooke Grove Court,       priorities for spending that you
     you think about it, we had                                                                                    munity when someone leaves              In order for Eastgate to initi-
                                         with a presentation by our           see in the community. To sum
     the enclosed Village Mall for                                                                                 trash or debris on community         ate a program of private security,
                                         treasurer, Brian Clark. It’s a bit   up the most recent discussions
     roughly 20 years; it’s been al-                                                                               property. More often than not,       the residents would have to vote
                                         confusing but it is the Whet-        by the board, here are some of
     most 20 years since the Village                                                                               the debris could have been re-       to increase the assessments to
                                         stone Homes Corporation, not         the leading issues for 2011:
     Center was turned inside out                                                                                  moved for free if the residents      pay for such a program. Infor-
     and became a strip shopping         the MVF, which is responsible               	trees	aND	                   had called the trash company.        mation about the potential costs
     center. We are now poised for       for snow removal, grass mow-               laNDsCapiNG                    Each home in Eastgate is permit-     of private security are available
     another transformation. If you      ing, care of street trees and           A large number of the black       ted four free bulk trash pickups     from the community manager at
     are on Facebook, Whetstone          green space and maintenance          pines throughout the commu-          per year. To schedule a free bulk    the contact information below.
     resident Susan Murray Young         of our bike paths, sidewalks         nity are dying from a blight. The    pickup, call Potomac Disposal at        Some residents have asked
     has created a page for Village      and post lamps. Whetstone            trees are being monitored and as     301-294-9700. To arrange for free    about starting a Neighborhood
     residents to share what they        has never had to resort to a         they pass the 60 percent affected    recycling pickup of appliances       Watch, and the board is working
     would like to see at a revital-     special assessment, thanks to        point, they are being removed.       and metal items, call Montgom-       with the Montgomery County
     ized Village Center. Please add     the careful planning and pru-        The maintenance committee            ery County at 240-777-6410.          Police Department to establish
     your thoughts.                      dent spending by Whetstone’s         does not want to take them                                                a new Neighborhood Watch
         Montgomery Village finds        board of directors. However,         all down at one time, if pos-
                                                                                                                       	vaNDalisM	aND	                  program in Eastgate. If you are
     itself uniquely positioned to       last winter’s blizzards deplet-      sible, in order to maintain some            seCUrity                      interested in joining, contact the
     benefit from nearby economic        ed our undesignated reserve          screening trees as new trees are        Several recent incidents of       community manager at 301-
     development. We have the Na-        account, which now needs to          planted to provide a phased-in       vandalism have brought home          948-0110, ext. 2327, or e-mail
     tional Cancer Institute open-       be replenished. Please plan to       buffer. The dead black pines         yet again the cost of wanton         eastgatehc@mvf.org.
     ing at Key West Avenue and          attend this important meeting.       are being replaced with several      damage to community prop-                The next regular meeting is
     Research Boulevard in 2012,              Next	MeetiNG                    different evergreen species to       erty. In early June, a large num-    scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tues-
     just three miles away. Science         The Whetstone board does          provide diversity. In addition,      ber of signs and equipment at        day, Sept. 14, at Lake Marion
     City, the partnership with          not meet in August. Our next         other landscaping is being con-      the new tot lots were graffitied.    Community Center, 8821 East
     Johns Hopkins University, is        meeting will take place on           sidered to provide vegetative        This equipment was cleaned           Village Avenue. All residents
     also going to be close by. The      Thursday, Sept. 9 in the North       buffers to guide pedestrians to      up promptly, but all Eastgate        and homeowners are invited to
     National Institute of Standards     Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-          sidewalks and to keep vehicles       residents had to pay for the         attend. And now you're up-to-
     and Technology (NIST) is due        rowhead Road. Residents time         off of greenspace.                   irresponsible actions of very        date on Eastgate!
     to become the national center       begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.                                              few. This, of course, reduced
     for excellence in cyber security.                                          	litter	aND	trasH                  the amount of money available        eastgate express: for residents
                                         We look forward to seeing you.          Litter cleanup is an ongoing
     Not everyone who will work             To log on to the Whetstone                                             to the community for other           of Charlesgate, hickory grove,
     at these locations will want or                                          expense throughout Eastgate,         things, such as tree planting,       Kings Point, the Meadows, the
                                         Homes Corporation web page,          but it is most noticeable in areas
     can afford to live west of I-270.                                                                             landscaping and contributions        Mews, ridgefield and woods
                                         visit www.montgomeryvillage.         near the power lines. At times,                                           edge.
     For many, there is the option       com, go to the “Communities”                                              to long-term savings for large-
     of a beautiful community with                                            we find dumped debris, such          scale replacements.
                                         menu, and select “Whetstone”
     various kinds of housing and        from the list of communities.
     bountiful amenities within an
     easy commute—Montgomery                                                      patton ridge report
                                         whetstone watch: for residents
     Village.
                                                                              partridge	place	parking	
                                         of the Courts, goshenside,
                                         Lakeside and the ridges of
                                         whetstone.
                                                                              survey
                                                                              by the Patton Ridge Board of         vert to two parking spaces per               e-Mail	list
                                                                              Directors                            home, there will be no unas-            Residents who have not
                                                                                 We will soon be mailing a         signed parking spaces avail-         previously expressed interest
                                                                              parking survey to homeowners         able for visitors. The number        in receiving Patton Ridge e-
                                                                              in Partridge Place (Spur Hill        of available parking spaces          mail may do so by sending an
                                                                              Drive, Hoffstead Lane, Bremer-       in Partridge Place is exactly        e-mail to prhc-on@mail-list.com.
                                                                              ton Way, Lumaryn Place) as           twice the number of homes.           There is no need to include a
                                                                              a result of numerous parking         This also means that each            subject or message in your e-
                                                                              complaints received from the         home would be limited to two         mail. You will then receive an
                                                                              residents of that development.       vehicles. Homeowners are             acknowledgement of receipt
                                                                              The survey will ask Partridge        asked to consider responses          that asks you to reply in order
                                                                              Place residents if they prefer       to the survey carefully. It is the   to confirm your participation.
                                                                              to keep the current arrange-         goal of the board of directors       You will not be asked to pro-
                                                                              ment of one reserved parking         to make a decision that reflects     vide your name or address.
                                                                              space per home or change to          the desire and best interest of      Please encourage your neigh-
                                                                              two reserved parking spaces          the community. To that effect,       bors to sign-up for our steadily
                                                                              per home. Homeowners need            we want to ensure that you are       growing list.
                                                                              to read the survey material          aware of the consequences of
                                                                                                                   the survey results.                     BoarD	MeetiNGs
                                                                              thoroughly. If we were to con-                                               There will not be a Patton
                                                                                                                                                        Ridge board meeting in Au-
                                                                                                                                                        gust. The next board meeting
                                                                                                                                                        is scheduled for Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                                        Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the North
                                                                                                                                                        Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
                                                                                                                                                        rowhead Road.

                                                                                                                                                        Patton ridge report: for resi-
                                                                                                                                                        dents of Arrowhead, Fairway
                                                                                                                                                        islands, Fairidge, greentee i, ii,
                                                                                                                                                        highfield and Partridge Place
                                                                                                                                                        i and ii.
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ArChiteCtUrAL stAndArds


                                                                                                          Architectural Standards
                                                                                 the Architectural standards department is here to answer your questions about mak-
                                                                              ing changes to the exterior of your property. Architectural standards is responsible for
                                                                              approving exterior changes—anything from replacing a door to building a deck or shed,
                                                                              to additions on your home. Call Judy or Judi at 301-948-0110, ext. 2355 or 2351, or send
                                                                              an e-mail to jwhite@mvf.org or jlcarmick@mvf.org. Questions may also be mailed to
                                                                              Montgomery Village news, 10120 Apple ridge road, Montgomery Village, Md 20886,
                                                                              or faxed to 301-990-7071. specific architectural standards criteria for each community in
                                                                              Montgomery Village is available at www.montgomeryvillage.com.




architectural	standards	guideline	changes	in	the	works
    Several items are going           villaGe-WiDe	sHeD	               ties—maximum width and              Department at 301-948-0110.                 sHUtters	iN	
through Village-wide revisions            GUiDeliNes                   length is 8-feet by 10-feet with                                              Walker’s	CHoiCe
or may already have been re-                                           a maximum height of 9-feet to
                                                                                                                  split-rail	
                                        Proposal to the homes cor-                                                                                  Proposal to South Village
vised. Revisions and their sta-                                        the peak.                                 Gate	DesiGN
                                     porations:                                                                                                  Homes Corporation:
tuses are listed below. Please                                            • Size for townhouse or              Proposal to homes corpora-
                                        • One shed per property.                                                                                    Shutter additions are be-
note whether or not these spe-                                         zero lot line communities with      tions:
                                        • Alternate shed materials                                                                               ing proposed to South Vil-
cific revisions will affect you                                        split-rail fences—maximum               An alternate gate split-rail
                                     will be considered on an indi-                                                                              lage within the community of
or your community, as each                                             width and length is 6-feet by       gate design is being proposed
                                     vidual basis.                                                                                               Walker’s Choice. The shutters
community may have specific                                            8-feet with a maximum height        for all split-rail fence com-
                                        • Roof styles may be gabled                                                                              would only be allowed on one
criteria for that particular item.                                     of 8-feet to the peak.              munities. The gate style is to
                                     or slanted.                                                                                                 particular model within this
                                                                          • Size for townhouse com-        consist of vertical boards with
villaGe-WiDe	storM	                     • Shed color must be the                                                                                 community so as to enhance
                                                                       munities with yard enclosure        spaces in between and a curved
                                     same as the house siding color                                                                              this model’s features. Shut-
   Door	Criteria                                                       fences—maximum width and            top the same height as the fence
                                     if adjacent to the house, or a                                                                              ters must be applied for and
   Storm door styles will be                                           length is 4-feet by 8-feet with     rail posts. The alternate style
                                     neutral color if located in the                                                                             must be according to the house
considered on an individual                                            the shed height not to exceed       is being proposed to allow for
                                     rear yard.                                                                                                  model specified. All shutters
basis, and glass inserts will be                                       the fence height.                   additional gate sturdiness.
                                        • The location of the shed                                                                               for this model will be consid-
clear, uncolored glass without                                            These shed guidelines will
                                     will be determined on an in-                                                                                ered on an individual basis.
brass or nickel ornamentation.                                         not apply to communities that
                                     dividual basis considering
Storm door color will either be                                        have specific shed criterion or
                                     the lot configuration and size;
front door color or trim color                                         where sheds are prohibited.
                                     relationship to the adjoining
according to the community.                                            The above shed guideline is an
                                     yard; and existing house and
White storm doors will not be                                          outline of the major items being
                                     yard structures.
allowed unless the house trim                                          considered. For complete shed
                                        • Size for single-family
color is white.                                                        outline details, please contact
                                     detached home communi-
                                                                       the Architectural Standards
                                                                                                              Community Criteria for exterior
                                                                                                                 features on all homes in
ArB deCisions
                                                                                                              Montgomery Village is available
                                                    MvF	review	of	requests	
    KeY
  A ............. Approved
                                                   architectural	review	Board                                             online.
  AwM ..... Approved with modifications
  d ............. denied                                  July	21,	2010
  Pend ...... Pending

         eastGate	                     9850 BROOKRIDGE CT -               9455 HICKORY VIEW PL -
                                                                                                                  Visit
  7801 HERITAGE FARM
DR - Garage Door Resubmit,
                                     Fence, D
                                       9852 MAPLE LEAF DR -
                                                                       Patio, AWM
                                                                          9515 FERN HOLLOW WAY              www.montgomery
AWM                                  Replacement Windows, AWM          - Exterior Paint, A
  10 BATTERY BEND CT -
Patio, A
                                       9931 TAMBAY CT - Front
                                     Door Replacement and Color
                                                                          9401 CHATTEROY PL -
                                                                       Miscellaneous, AWM
                                                                                                              village.com
  12 SEABROOK CT -                   Change, D                            9313 PENNYWISE LN -
Patio, A                               20204 MAPLE LEAF CT -           Fence, A
                                     Awning, A                            9313 PENNYWISE LN -
      east	villaGe	                                                    Retaining Wall, A
  8300 GIANTSTEP PL -                    NortH	villaGe	
Replacement Patio Door, A              20328 PLEASANT RIDGE                soUtH	villaGe	
  8645 FOUNTAIN VALLEY               DR - Replacement Window              9921 LAKE LANDING RD
DR - Replacement Windows, A          Resubmit, AWM                     - Fence Resubmitted, A
                                       20301 HIGHLAND HALL
   MarylaND	plaCe	                                                             steDWiCk	




                                                                                                               Ciabatta
                                     DR - Garage Door, A
  19573 TRANSHIRE RD -                                                    19403 BATTLERIDGE WAY
                                       20736 HIGHLAND HALL




                                                                                                               Ciabatta
Fence, AWM                                                             - Replacement Windows, A
                                     DR - Vinyl Siding, A
                                                                          19403 BATTLERIDGE WAY
    MiDDle	villaGe	                    20565 STRATH HAVEN
                                                                       - Storm Door, AWM
  10230 RIDGELINE DR -               DR - Gutter, AWM
                                                                          19332 DUNBRIDGE WAY -
Railing, A                             20604 PRUITT CT -
                                                                       Replacement Windows, A
                                     Replacement Patio Door, A
       NortHGate	                                                         19247 DUNBRIDGE WAY
                                       20604 PRUITT CT -
  9327 SPARROW VALLEY                                                  - Replacement Patio Door, A
DR - Front Door Replace-
                                     Replacement Windows, AWM
                                       20820 ASPENWOOD LN -
                                                                          10607 WAYRIDGE DR -
                                                                       Deck, AWM
                                                                                                                     Ciabatta       Enjoy a smaller serving of ANY of your favorite
ment, D
  9327 SPARROW VALLEY
                                     Deck, A
                                          pattoN	riDGe	                       WHetstoNe	
                                                                                                                     Combos         LEDO subs on our artisan Italian roll. Served with
                                                                                                                                    your choice of french fries, soup or side salad.
DR - Patio, AWM                                                          19122 ROMAN WAY -
  9327 SPARROW VALLEY                  9820 DELLCASTLE RD -

                                                                                                                                        301-740-3351
                                                                       Roof, PEND
DR - Storm Door, D                   Replacement Windows, D
  9327 SPARROW VALLEY                  20061 DOOLITTLE ST -
DR - Trellis, AWM                    Retaining Wall Resubmit, A
                                       20009 DOOLITTLE ST -                                                                           19200 Montgomery Village Avenue
  20405 ASPENWOOD LN -                                                                                                                            (in the Village Shopping Center)
House Addition, PEND                 Shed, D
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Montgomery
                                                                                                                                                                                          Village
                                                                                                                                                                                  BEAUTIFUL




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                                                            Do you have a

    GARDEN CONTEST
                                                         spectacular garden?
    MOST BEAUTIFUL
                                                        Submit a photo of your garden to Montgomery Village’s
                                                                   Most Beautiful Garden Contest!
                                                          First, second and third place winners will be
                                                              selected in the following categories:
                                                              Single Family Homes • Townhomes

                                                       Most Beautiful Garden Contest Rules:
                                                       • Properties must be in compliance with Montgomery Village
                                                         Foundation Architectural Standards.
                                                       • Contestants must be Montgomery Village property owners.
                                                       • Montgomery Village Foundation staff and their immediate
                                                         family members are not eligible to participate.
                                                       • Professional landscapers and Most Beautiful Garden Contest
                                                         sponsors are not eligible to participate.

                                                       To Enter:
                                                       • Write the property address, your name, telephone number
                                                         and email address on the back of each photo.
                                                       • Mail photos to: Montgomery Village Most Beautiful
                                                         Garden Contest, Montgomery Village Foundation, 10120
                                                         Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886, or
                                                         drop off your entry at the same address.
                                                       •Digital photos can be emailed to mvnews@mvf.org. Be
                                                         sure to include your property address, name and telephone
                                                         number in the email. Write GARDEN CONTEST in the
                                                         subject line.
                                                       • The Montgomery Village News reserves the right to take
                                                         additional photos of properties entered into the contest.
                                                       • All photographs become the property of the Montgomery
                                                         Village News.
                                                       • All submitted photos must be received no later than 5 p.m.
                                                         on Friday, August 13, 2010.

                                                           Note: Prizes are subject to change without notice.


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     reCreAtion


     tennis
         Do you want to be the next     ticipants are responsible for      view the summer recreation           Camp	soaring	stars
     Serena Williams or Roger           bringing their own racquets,       guide at www.montgomery
     Federer? Or maybe you just         water and appropriate foot-        village.com for pricing and
     want to be active? Professional    wear. MVF has a limited num-       times.
     tennis instructor Ski Aller can    ber of racquets available to          Because classes are con-
     get you started with the USA       loan, so please inform the         ducted on outdoor tennis
     1-2-3 program that is up and       instructor on the first day of     courts, rain dates are made up
     running now. Tennis is a fun,      class if you are interested.       the week after the last class
     life-long activity that promotes      Classes are taught at the       on the same scheduled day
     fitness, decision making and       North Creek Tennis Courts,         and time.
     strategizing skills.               20125 Arrowhead Road. Pri-            Contact Lindsay Noller
         Lessons are for youth to       vate and group lessons and         at 301-948-0110, ext. 2367 or
     adult, starting from basic to      tennis machine drill times         e-mail lnoller@mvf.org with any
     advanced techniques. Par-          are offered as well. Re -          questions.




     Walking	for	health
        Join us for a walk! We’re       pants will be able to reduce the   20125 Arrowhead Road, and
     enjoying the walks outside         walk to one mile if needed.        Aug. 26 at Lake Whetstone,
     through four of Montgomery         This is a free program! Arrive     18701 Montgomery Village
     Village’s beautiful parks. Our     at 9:15 a.m. to warm up; walks     Avenue. We will take a break
     walking leader will guide us       start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Our    and begin the fall season on




                                                                                                                                                           photos by Lindsay Noller
     along the trails as we exercise    summer walking season takes        Thursday, Sept. 10. For more
     both body and heart and meet       place on Thursdays through         information, call Emily Fields
     some fellow walkers. The goal      Aug. 26. Our last two walks of     at 301-948-0110, ext. 2361.
     of this program is to walk two     this season are Aug. 19 at North
     miles in 30 minutes. Partici-      Creek Community Center,




                                                                                                                 on	Friday,	July	30,	Camp	soaring	stars	had	Halloween	
                                                                                                                 Day	at	camp.	Campers	also	enjoyed	an	ice	cream	party	
                                                                                                                 to	end	the	session.




                                                                                                             teen	express	Camp	spaces	
                                                                                                             available	
                                                                                                                There are still a few spaces      to Cascade Lake for swimming
                                                                                                             remaining in Session 8 of Teen       in a six-acre lake with slides,
                                                                                                             Express. Teen Express is open        floating docks, a spray park
                                                                                                             to children ages 11 to 14 and        and more! Cost for this session
                                                                                                             is held at Lake Marion Com-          is $171/resident; $181/non-
                                                                                                             munity Center, 8821 East Vil-        resident; with an additional
                                                                                                             lage Avenue. Camp is held            $45 for extended day/resident
                                                                                                             from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with          and $55/non-resident. Sign up
                                                                                                             an extended day option from          now, as space is limited.
                                                                                                             8 a.m. to 6 p.m.                        Pre-registration is required.
                                                                                                                Session 8 runs from               For more information, call 301-
                                                                                                             Monday, Aug. 9 to Friday,            948-0110.
                                                                                                             Aug. 13, with a special field trip



                                                                                                               tennis	ladder
                                                                                                                  Looking for a tennis partner? Join the Montgomery Village
                                                                                                               tennis ladder!
                                                                                                                  Montgomery Village’s online tennis ladder offers a great
                                                                                                               way to meet tennis playing neighbors and make new friends.
                                                                                                               Players register on the website and contact each other to “chal-
                                                                                                               lenge” players to a match, which must be played within ten
                                                                                                               days. The highest number of wins takes the top spot.
                                                                                                                  Ladders have been set up for Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles,
                                                                                                               Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles
                                                                                                               and Mixed Doubles. Play is best out
                                                                                                               of three sets per the standard United
                                                                                                               States Tennis Association rules.
                                                                                                                  To join the tennis ladder, visit www.
                                                                                                               montgomeryvillage.com and choose
                                                                                                               “Montgomery Village Tennis Ladder”
                                                                                                               from the “Recreation & Events” menu.
                                                                                                                  For more information, contact Lind-
                                                                                                               say Noller at 301-948-0110, ext. 2367 or
                                                                                                               e-mail lnoller@mvf.org.
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                                       MV Kids Learn About Butterflies
                                                      The flight of the Monarch butterfly
                                                    Every summer, monarch butterflies dot the sky, grass and bushes, bringing a smile
                                                to your face when you see them. Who would ever guess that some of these fragile
                                                (easily broken) butterflies have lived nine months, or could be planning to fly long
                                                distances unlike any other insect?
                                                    The monarch butterfly is the most popular insect in North America. It is the state
                                                insect of Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Texas and Vermont. It is also the state butterfly of
                                                Minnesota and West Virginia. It was nominated to be the national insect of the United
                                                 States in 1989, and is the national insect of Canada.
                                                    Monarch butterflies live in open areas like fields, roadsides, meadows and marshes.
      Some people make butterfly gardens filled with things monarchs like, just to invite them to stop by and say hello more often!
          Monarchs can be found all over the United States and lower Canada, as well as New Zealand, Central and South
      America, the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Australia and Indonesia. Two groups live in the United States, those east
      of the Rocky Mountians and those west of the Rocky Mountains. The groups don’t mix, keeping to themselves.
          The monarch’s life cycle starts out as an egg, which is laid on a milkweed plant in spring and summer. The female
      monarch lays hundreds of eggs, though no one is exactly sure how many. The number is most likely somewhere between
      100 and 1,000. She will lay one egg per milkweed plant, and she doesn’t take care of the eggs once they have been laid.
      When an egg hatches, out comes a caterpillar, also called a larva.
          Eventually, the caterpillar becomes a pupa in a chrysalis, which is a protective case. About two weeks later, a butterfly emerges. The male monarchs have
      thinner black lines on their bodies and a black dot on each lower wing section. The females have thicker lines and no black dots.
          The adult butterfly, if it is born in the early summer, will live about two to five weeks. If it is born in late summer, it will live during the winter, about eight to
      nine months. That’s quite a difference!
          Adult butterflies drink the nectar (juice) from flowers like goldenrod, lilac and milkweed, which is poisonous to people. Liquids are their only food.
          The monarchs migrate (travel from one climate to another) August through October each year. Those in the United States fly thousands of miles to hibernate
      (sleep) during the winter. The group that lives west of the Rockies spends the winter along the southern California coast. You’ll find the group from east of the
      Rockies as far as central Mexico. Monarchs travel farther than any other insect; however, monarchs that live in tropical areas, like Hawaii, don’t migrate at all.
          Monarchs aren’t as easy to find as they were years ago. The weather, less space and food for them, being crushed by cars, falling branches, bigger ani-
      mals (including humans) and being attacked by other insect enemies have lowered their numbers. Still, keep your eyes open this summer, and you might
      see a monarch or two!


      Making a butterfly mobile                                                             Be sure to get permission from a parent first, since you’ll be using scissors.

      What	you	will	need                     the	steps
      • Construction paper (about 21 pieces) 1. Trace your hand on the construction              7. Fold the pipe cleaners in half and         12. Cut the thread into three
      • 3 pipe cleaners                      paper 18 times, making 18 patterns.                 bend the tops.                                pieces, make them three dif-
      • Glue, stapler or tape                2. Cut out the patterns of your hand.               8. Attach it to the top of the circles with   ferent lengths so each butterfly
      • Scissors                             3. Draw three small circles and three               the glue, stapler or tape.                    will be at a different height and
      • Crayons or makers                    large, long ovals on dark pieces of con-            9. Attach the google eyes to each             they won’t run together!
      • Pencil                               struction paper.                                    butterfly, or you can draw on a face.          13. Tie a string through each
                                             4. Cut them out.                                    10. Decorate the hand patterns with           of the holes, the tie the other
      • Hanger
                                             5. Attach each small circle to one end of           the crayons or markers. You can even          end onto the hanger.
      • Thread
                                             a long oval with glue, the stapler or tape.         add paint or glitter if you like!             14. You now have your own
      • Hole punch
                                             6. Attach the 18 hand patterns to an oval,          11. Punch a hole in the top of the            butterfly mobile to enjoy!
      • 6 google eyes (optional)
                                             three on each side, with the fingers facing         circles with the hole punch.
      • Paint and/or glitter (optional)
                                             out, using the glue, stapler or tape.
MontgoMery	Village	news                                                                                                             Friday,	august	6,	2010                  19

in the news                                                          CoMMUnitY serViCe


                                                                     adult	       adult	literacy	program	
  staying	aware	in	the	village
      The following is information taken from the Recent News Sum-   bereavement	 seeks	volunteers
  maries of the Montgomery County Police Department. The report
  is not a complete listing of every incident.
                                                                     support	        The Literacy Council of
                                                                                  Montgomery County will hold
                                                                                                                 a two-part training session
                                                                                                                 that fits their schedules. No

                           HoMiCiDe
                                                                     groups       an information session for
                                                                                  volunteers interested in help-
                                                                                                                 foreign language skills are
                                                                                                                 necessary. Tutors work one-on-
     - A homicide occurred at the Transit Center, 9650 Lost             Hospice Caring, Inc. pro-     ing adults learn to read, write    one or with small groups, and
  Knife Road on Saturday, July 17 around 10:45 p.m. The              vides peer support groups        or speak English. The session      typically meet with students in
  involved parties were known to each other and had been             facilitated by trained Hospice   will take place on Thursday,       libraries or community centers
  involved in a previous dispute. The suspect was arrested           Caring volunteers. An ongo-      Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the        at mutually convenient times.
  the next day.                                                      ing spouse and partner loss      Rockville Library, 21 Mary-            For complete details, call
     Arrested: Male, 19 years of age, from Gaithersburg              group for those under the age    land Avenue, Rockville. Once       301-610-0030, e-mail info@
                                                                     of 50 meets weekly on Wednes-    volunteers have completed          literacycouncilmcmd.org or visit
                                                                     day evenings in Rockville.       the orientation, they can select   www.literacycouncilmcmd.org.
                resiDeNtial	BUrGlary                                 To register or for additional
     - A residential burglary occurred in the 10200 block of         information, call Toby Rabbin
  Ridgeline Drive at an unknown time on Monday, July 12. Sus-        at 301-990-0854.
  pects forced entry into the residence and removed property.

     - A residential burglary occurred in the 9700 block
  of Shadow Oak Drive at an unknown time on Sunday,
  July 18. Suspects forced entry into the residence and removed
  property.

                           roBBery
     - A robbery/assault occurred at Centerway Road and
  Thomas Farm Road on Thursday, July 22 between 4:30 and
  5 p.m. The juvenile male rode his bike past a group of males
  when one of them called him back. When he rode back, one
  of them punched him. Property was taken.
     Suspect: H/M, 20 to 21 years old, with a large group of
  other H/Ms.

                  tHeFt	FroM	veHiCle
     - Two thefts from vehicles occurred in the 19000 block of
  Brassie Place between Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday,
  July 27 at 7:40 a.m. Only one car had evidence of force (lock
  pried) and a GPS was stolen from each.




       What’s happening in
       your neighborhood?
                                    Residents can now access
                             crime statistics and reports from
                                      www.crimereports.com.

                                  Residents can also go to
                      www.montgomerycountymd.gov/police
                              for recent crime summaries.




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                       send	your	birth,	engagement	or	wedding	announcements,		
                       achievements	or	other	good	news	to	mvnews@mvf.org	or
                               complete	the	Milestones	form	online	at	
                                         www.montgomeryvillage.com	
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     BUsiness in the ViLLAge


     Four	seasons	Home	improvement	Company,	inc.
        Since 1967, Four Seasons Home             over fifteen years experience in that
     Improvement has provided general             trade specialty with our company. Our
     contracting services to Washington D.C.,     customers can be assured they are re-
     Maryland and Northern Virginia.              ceiving exterior remodeling and renova-
        Four Seasons Home Improvement is          tion work guided by the knowledgeable
     a general contractor providing the D.C.      hands and detailed approach of these
     Metro area with unsurpassed exterior         skilled professionals.
     remodeling services for siding, roofing,                                                 Four	seasons	Home	improvement	
     windows, doors and gutter systems,
     with an emphasis on Satisfaction Guar-
                                                  We	are	proud	to	provide	a	
                                                  level	of	service	that	can	meet	
                                                                                                    Business	philosophy	
     anteed.                                      the	standard	of	“Customer	
        Our office headquarters and ware-
     house facilities are strategically located
                                                  satisfaction	Guaranteed.”                   Our business philosophy is founded on
     in a company-owned building in Rock-                                                     the premise that professionalism, a quality
     ville, and allow us to efficiently serve           exterior	HoMe	
     the entire region.                                                                       commitment to excellence and a clear re-
                                                    iMproveMeNt	serviCes	
          aN	experieNCeD	aND	                        We offer a variety of services and       sponsiveness to the customer will be how
                                                  high quality building materials.
          DeDiCateD	GeNeral	                         windows and doors.* Four Seasons
                                                                                              our performance is judged.
              CoNtraCtor	                         Home Improvement offers residents a
        With over thirty years of general         variety of choices for their homes win-
     contracting experience, specializing in      dows and doors. Because they impact a
     exterior remodeling and restoration          home’s aesthetic appeal, functionality
     repairs, the Four Seasons team has a         and energy efficiency, we only provide
     vested interest in providing the best        installations of high quality windows
     service possible for our customers. It is    and doors that can significantly improve
     our dedication to excellence in crafts-
     manship, high quality, full warranty
     products and customer service that
                                                  the way your home looks, feels and
                                                  functions.                                  301.948.2678	•	410	884	8446
                                                     roofing.* Four Seasons Home Im-
     has supplied us with a long list of local
     references, which is made available to
                                                  provement is committed to installing               703.218.1241
                                                  roofing systems with excellent war-
     confirm the quality of our work.
        We are proud to provide a level of
                                                  ranties and life expectancies. Choosing
                                                  Four Seasons to replace your existing
                                                                                              www.fourseasonshomeimp.com
     service that can meet the standard of        roof ensures proper installation of high      Serving Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia
     “Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed.”          quality roofing products by an expe-        Coverage area includes but is not limited to: Washington
           a	staFF	DevoteD	                       rienced roofing contractor. We are a        D.C., Rockville, Bethesda, Montgomery Village, Potomac and
                                                  proud member of the National Roofing        Gaithersburg.
          to	exCeeDiNG	yoUr	                      Contractors Association.
             expeCtatioNs	                           siding. * The Four Seasons Home
        We have a fully staffed service de-       Improvement team of siding experts is
     partment dedicated to providing our          dedicated to proper installations of high
     customers with a better-than-satisfac-       quality products that offer superb style
     tory result.                                 to your home’s exterior. The techno-
        We pick up the phone when you call,       logical advancements of siding materials
     answer your questions and make it a          and installation techniques allow for
     point to be accessible to our customers      more aesthetic variety and extend the
     whenever they need us. The earnest           longevity of your home.
     commitment of our staff gives our com-          gutters.* Four Seasons Home Im-
     pany the ability to resource solutions to    provement installs gutters on homes
     meet the specific needs of the customer.     throughout the region. As siding and
     experts	iN	exterior	HoMe	                    roofing specialists, installing gutters
                                                  has become second nature to us, and
          iMproveMeNt	                            our customers depend on us to provide
        The crews employed by Four Seasons
                                                  gutter systems that increase drainage
     Home Improvement are true trades-
                                                  efficiency without detracting from the
     men. They each specialize in repair and
                                                  beauty and style of their homes.
     installation for one trade and average



                                                                                         	
                                                                            siding	•	roofing	•	Windows	•	Doors	
                                                                                      Gutter	systems




                                                                                                         *Every exterior modification must meet established ARB applica-
                                                                                                         tion and approval requirements regardless of whether modification
                                                                                                         or replacement material has been approved in concept in the past.
                                                                                                         Also, MVF does not take responsibility regarding claims and services
                                                                                                         advertised in the Montgomery Village news.
MontgoMery	Village	news                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday,	august	6,	2010                      21

MiLestones


Neptune parent	andy	anderson	wins	MCsl	award
    Andy Anderson, longtime                                   League meets; and for having




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          photo by Dave Lechner
Neptune parent, was recently                                  organized and ran the North
honored by the Montgomery                                     Creek Long Course Swim meet
County Swim League (MCSL)                                     each summer for many years,
with the receipt of the Iona                                  providing an opportunity for
Brown Award.                                                  many swimmers to swim in
    This award is given to a                                  the more demanding meet
MCSL volunteer for outstand-                                  format.
ing service within the swim
league, and who exemplifies
the principles of dedication
and sportsmanship that form
the basis of the league's pro-
grams. Anderson was nomi-
nated after being a team repre-
sentative for the North Creek
Neptunes, Gaithersburg High
School and the Upper Mont-                                    andy	anderson	(right)	
gomery County YMCA swim                                       receives	the	2010	iona	
teams; volunteering as an of-                                 Brown	award	from	the	
ficial in all of those leagues and                            president	of	the	Montgomery	
at the Potomac Valley Swim                                    County	swim	league,	Dave	
                                                              Mengering.




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72nd	annual	labor	Day	                                                                ask	master	gardeners	your	gardening	
parade	winds	through	olde	                                                            questions	at	free	clinics
towne	Gaithersburg	                                                                      Montgomery County Mas-
                                                                                      ter Gardeners answer garden-
                                                                                                                               gardening season. Bring your
                                                                                                                               full and intact plant and insect
                                                                                                                                                                         Orchard Road, May through
                                                                                                                                                                         September, Saturdays from
   The City of Gaithersburg                    The Gaithersburg Labor Day             ing questions at several loca-           samples, garden problems and              10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and the Gaithersburg-Wash-                  Parade is one the city's oldest           tions around the county during           questions to a location below                germantown: Germantown
ington Grove Fire Department                traditions. The Gaithersburg                                                       and get free answers.                     Library, 19840 Century Boule-
will celebrate the unofficial               Fire Department established a                                                         For further information, call          vard, May through Septem-
end of summer with the 72nd                 rescue squad in 1938, and that                                                     the Plant Hotline at 301-590-             ber, Wednesdays from 6:30 to
Annual Labor Day Parade                     year they hosted traditional                                                       9650 on weekday mornings, or              8:30 p.m.
on Monday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m.                fundraising events such as din-                                                    e-mail mgmont@umd.edu.                       rockville: Twinbrook Li-
The parade, which features                  ners and dances and the Labor
an assortment of fire engines,              Day Parade. Early parades                   Church’s	                               Free	loCal	Walk-iN	
                                                                                                                                                                         brary, 202 Meadow Hall Drive,
                                                                                                                                                                         May through September, every
                                                                                                                                  plaNt	CliNiCs
high school marching bands,
large balloons, horses, clowns
                                            included a band competition,
                                            carnival booths and a dance.                cultural	                                gaithersburg: Quince Or-
                                                                                                                                                                         third Saturday of the month
                                                                                                                                                                         from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                                                        center	
and more, will wind through                 Eventually, the carnival and                                                       chard Library, 15831 Quince
the streets of Olde Towne                   dance aspects ceased to be a
Gaithersburg, including East
Diamond and Russell avenues.
                                            profitable way for the depart-
                                            ment to earn money, but the                 hosts	an	
Master of ceremonies will be
Julie Wright, traffic reporter for
                                            volunteers did continue to
                                            sponsor the Labor Day Parade                evening	of	
WTOP News Radio and part of
the Fox 5 Morning News Team.
                                            until 1977, when a citizens’
                                            committee undertook the task                the	arts
   Free parking is available                of organizing the end-of-sum-                   On Friday, Aug. 27,
in the Olde Towne garage,                   mer festivity. The event is now             Bethel World Outreach
located at the corner of Olde               coordinated by the City of                  Church’s City of Hope
Towne and South Summit                      Gaithersburg’s Department of                Cultural Center will host
avenues. Handicap parking                   Parks, Recreation and Culture,              a Gospel Jazz Café Night
is located behind the Victor                with continued support from                 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. This
Litz store on the north side of             the Gaithersburg-Washington                 event is free and open to the
Diamond Avenue, and behind                  Grove Fire Department. It has               public, and will take place
the Shell station on South Sum-             been held every year except                 at the City of Hope Cultural
mit Avenue. A free shuttle bus              1942, during World War II.                  Center, 19236 Montgomery
will also be provided from the                 The 72nd Annual Labor Day                Village Avenue.
Lakeforest Shopping Center                  Parade will be held rain or                     For more information,
transit station to Gaithersburg             shine. For more information,                call 301-588-8099, ext. 2787
Elementary School beginning                 call 301-258-6350 or visit www.             or visit www.bwomi.org.
at noon.                                    gaithersburgmd.gov.
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                                         Barbara Siegel Loves                                               Denise Sheehan
                                                                                                             Professionalism and Customer Service
                                         Selling Montgomery Village Homes!                                         “I’ll keep you informed and
                                                                                                                    get the results you want.”
                                         •   Over 25 years experience in Montgomery Village
                                         •   Village Resident                                                               Licensed in MD, DC, VA
                                         •   Top Office Producer
                                         •   Dedicated to meeting your individual needs                      resident and realtor of Montgomery Village
                                                                                                            Contact denise:
                           SOLD!                    MV - Fairidge $475,000
                                                    Beautiful S.F. home with 6 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths,         Cell: 301-509-1021                           For	sale
                                                                                                            Office: 301-299-6000
                                                    2-car garage, den on first floor, new kitchen with
                                                                                                            denisesheehan@lnf.com
                                                    granite, new appliances and new cabinets. Gorgeous
                                                                                                            www.denisefsheehan.com
                                                    yard with blooming trees, flowers, deck and patio.
                                                    Sprinkler system. Finished basement. Perfect condi-
                                                    tion. New windows, siding, and gas heat!
                                                    Estimated Taxes: $5,121
                                                                                                            Realtors with over 90
                                                                                                              years experience

                                             Call Barbara to see!                  Cell: 301-332-9914
                                             E-mail: BS9321@aol.com     Office: 301-251-3040, ext. 3363


                                                                                                                                         Tom McKenna has sold more
                                                                                                                                         homes in Montgomery Village
                                                                                                                                         than anyone...PERIOD!
                                                                                                                                         Over 2,500 successful transactions!
                                                                                                                                         Over 1,000 in Montgomery Village!
                                                                                                                                         Over 25 years success in sales!
                                                                                                                                         Personal service is Tom's trademark
                                                                                                             Tom McKenna
                                                                                                              Associate Broker

                                                                                                                         Call Tom at 301-712-5770
                                                                                                                             to BUY OR SELL
                                                                                                                                    “IT’S AS GOOD AS DONE”
                                                                                                                                       tommckenna@mris.com
                                                                                                                                     Each Office is Independently
                                                                                                          The Real Estate Centre        Owned and Operated




                                                                                                           AB  Alan
                                                                                                               Bruzee
                                                                                                          Looking for
                                                                                                          someone with
                                                                                                          experience,
                                                                                                          knowledge and
                                                                                                          high market share
                                                                                                          in your community?
                                                                                                          Alan Bruzee has been
                                                                                                          selling homes in
                                                                                                          Montgomery Village
   Homeowners discounts
                                                                                                          since 1977. He knows
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        	serving	Gaithersburg
                                                                                                          market.
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    Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois
                                                                                                          selling or buying in
                                                                                                          Montgomery Village,
                                                                                                          Alan Bruzee is always
                                                                                                          in contact with
                                                                                                          buyers, sellers and
                                                                                                          agents interested in
                                                                                                          Montgomery Village.

                                                                                                          More than 2,000
                                                                                                          homes sold!
                                                                                                                                                       301-548-9700
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     Since 1983, selling
     the most important
                                                                                                         825
       homes... yours!                                                        More Than 750 Homes Sold
                                                                             in Montgomery Village Alone!
     Licensed in MD, DC, VA                                                      www.dedeburrell.com
                                                                              email: dedeburrell@gmail.com
                                                                       office                                     direct line
                     ...Call Dede today: 301-258-7757 x 604 • 301-921-2604

                                    WHETSTONE                                                  COURTS OF                                              COURTS OF
                                    $569,900                                                   WHETSTONE                                              WHETSTONE
                                       Desirable large Lake-                                   $375,000                                               $409,900
                                       side home with incredi-                                Sit up and take no-                                       Gorgeous home with
                                       ble landscaping includ-                                tice of this excel-                                       fantastic upgrades!
                                       ing perennials, annuals                                lent value! Window                                        Dramatically up-
                                       and flowering shrubs      wrapped contemporary SF with 4 BR & 2.5                  graded contemporary SF loc on a cul-de-sac
     – 4 BR & 2.5 BA – brick walkway – decorative mold-          BA – walled & gated courtyard entry & back-              – 4 BR & 2.5 BA – Anderson windows, vinyl sid-
     ings & built-ins – upgraded carpet – gorgeous stone         yard – upgr windows & doors – NEW roof & attic           ing, prof landscaping, hdwd flrs, new carpet,
     frpl in fam rm, 1st flr library/den – kitchen w/Silestone   fan – 1st flr den, kitchen w/skylight brkfst rm &        huge renovated kitchen w/brkfst rm – remod
     counters, upd appliances, planning desk & brkfst rm         walk-in pantry – big LR w/frpl wall of windows           baths – New gas furnace, A/C & 80 gal HWH –
     w/atrium ceiling & walk-out to double deck & flag-          w/access to lovely natural-scape backyard patio, DR      1st flr den/office, LR, DR, fam rm w/brick wall gas
     stone patio – fin bsmt incl rec rm, party rm, lots of       – bsmt incl laundry area w/blt-ins & lots of storage     frpl, walled backyard w/deck & patio, bsmt w/rec rm,
     clsts & laundry/util/storage rm – new HWH – leaf-           space – gas heat – two-car garage w/door openers,        laundry rm & storage/util rm – two-car garage incl
     guards & two-car garage w/door openers & blt-ins.           built-ins & access to attic. MC7300719                   upd door w/opener & access to attic. MC7284060
     MC7364006
                                    MARYLAND                                                  CENTER
                                                                                                                                                      PARK PLACE
                                    PLACE                                                     COURT
                                                                                                                                                      $209,900
                                    $1,395/MO.                                                $155,000
                                                                                                                                                     Enjoy carefree living
                                Excellent rent-                                             Impeccably main-
                                                                                                                                                     in this 2/3 BR & 2 full
                                al townhome-                                                tained 2 BR, 2 BA
                                                                                                                                                     bath condo with 1st flr
                                2BR, 1.5 BA, three                                          condo with fenced pa-
                                                                                                                                                     entrance, but above
     finished levels – walkout basement                          tio – new carpet, fresh paint, new windows, new
                                                                                                                                                     ground in the back – all
     w/rec. room and den – tablespace kitchen & living           bathroom flrs – updated kitchen w/newer built-in
                                                                                                                          neutral carpet & paint – LR with frpl & access to
     rm/dining rm combination – deck w/beautiful view            microwave, brand new DW & breakfast bar, LR
                                                                                                                          balcony – separate DR – den can be used as third
     of greenspace & trees.                                      walks out to patio – laundry closet with stacked
                                                                                                                          BR – separate laundry rm – eat-in kitchen – utility/
                                                                 washer/dryer, HWH new in 2008, closets with built-
                                                                                                                          storage clst on balcony – close to shopping, bus
                                    COURTS OF                    in organizers – Close to shopping, bus line and
                                                                                                                          line & major commuting routes. MC7330026
                                                                 commuter routes. MC7377702
                                    WHETSTONE
                                                                                                                                                      COURTS OF
                                    $399,000                                                  WHETSTONE                                               WHETSTONE
                                  Lovely contemporary                                         $439,900
                                  SF w/4.5 BR & 3.5 BA –                                                                                              $375,000
                                  beautiful landscaping                                         Outstanding cul-de-
                                                                                                                                                       your wish is here! Cul-
     in walled courtyard entry & backyard, vinyl sid-                                           sac colonial with 5 BR
                                                                                                                                                       de-sac contemporary
     ing, refinished hdwd flrs, 1st flr den, remod eat-in                                       & 3 baths – brick exte-
                                                                                                                                                       SF w/4 BR & 2.5 BA –
     kitchen w/new hdwd flr, cherry cabinets, granite                                           rior, flagstone steps &
                                                                                                                                                       vinyl siding, courtyard
     counters, stainless steel appliances & walkout to                                          patio, lovely landscap-
                                                                                                                          entry – hdwd flrs – kitchen w/skylight, new stove &
     deck – fam rm w/frpl, fin bsmt w/new carpet, rec            ing, hdwd flrs, fresh paint – beautiful remod kitchen
                                                                                                                          counters, brkfst area & walk-in pantry – 1st flr den
     rm, BR, FBA & laundry rm – roof/doors/windows               w/Corian counters, center island, additional corner
                                                                                                                          – Big LR w/brick wall frpl & Pella doors leading to
     replaced. MC7314419                                         cabinets w/wine rack, upgraded appliances & de-
                                                                                                                          walled yard w/brick patio & Japanese garden, sep
                                                                 signer tile – LR, DR – fam rm w/brick frpl, built-ins,
                                                                                                                          DR, sunroom – MBR incl dressing area, two closets
                                   SHADOW OAK                    new flr & Andersen sliding glass door to patio –
                                                                                                                          & FBA – fin bsmt offers rec rm w/brick frpl, new
                                   $285,000                      laundry rm w/access to one-car garage – renovated
                                                                                                                          Berber carpet & laundry/util/storage rm – windows/
                                                                 baths – bsmt w/rec rm & storage/util closets – new
                               End unit TH loc on a                                                                       doors/roof & gutters replaced – two-car garage
                                                                 gas furnace – roof replaced. MC7335869
                               cul-de-sac – 3 BR &                                                                        w/opener. MC7281849
                               3.5 BA – hdwd flrs, new
                               carpet, moldings, lrg
                               LR, DR, renovated eat-
     in kitchen w/upd appliances & walkout to fenced
                                                                            CALL DEDE TO FIND YOUR NEW HOME
     yrd w/brick patio – MBR w/walk-in clst & FBA – fin
     bsmt w/rec rm, den, FBA, laundry & storage rms
                                                                                   TODAY! 301-921-2604
     roof replaced, new HWH. MC7253893




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