A Unique Planned Community of 40,000 Residents with 10 Homes Corporations, 11 Condominium Associations, 4 Apartment Rental Complexes
Volume XL, No. 15 August 6, 2010 The Ofﬁcial Newsletter of the Montgomery Village Foundation
Community enhancements proposed in
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
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
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
architectural standards help homeowners maintain
their property values.
The Architectural Standards ers should review their specific
(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
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:
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
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
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
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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-
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,
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-
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.
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
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.
MvF BoarD oF DireCtors/
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
for th Covenant
Copy & Ad Deadlines Aug. e United Methodist The Neighborhood Noteboard is located
20 Church on page 3.
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friday, aug. 13 at 5 p.m. *preferred method of receipt
8:30 a.m. • 10:00 a.m.
Submissions received after the publication deadline will not be published Nursery Care at both Services
in that edition. Sunday School - 10 am Service Only
Communion at 8:30 am Service
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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
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.
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: email@example.com (MVF), including myself and the
MV News e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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
email@example.com 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-
firstname.lastname@example.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-
email@example.com As always, I look forward to nomic times for many segments of
Communications Assistant hearing from you, the residents the business community and espe-
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
MvF Board of Directors
officers Combination classes
president No contracts—only $50 per month
Robert Hydorn Ages 2½ to Adult
Register online or come to our
Beth-Ellen Berry Open House
Directors Thursday, Sept. 2
Pamela Bort Grace United Methodist Church
Jim Deye 119 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg
Scott Johnson 301-831-1028
Richard Wright Gaithersburg Poolesville Damascus
visit our website
executive vice president
David Humpton www.deniseshoresdance.com
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Calendar of Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
forgeand Village News 6 7
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
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
or tim 10401 stedwick road
be low f
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
Country Current (Country/ Village Village
TC Condo 7:30 pm – SCC
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
7:30 pm – MVF Office Sunrise at Montgomery
Pre-Primary Candidate “Meet Village
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.
MoNtGoMery villaGe FoUNDatioN, iNC.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS letters to tHe eDitor poliCy
1. The Montgomery Village during the weeks prior to cation purposes. The sole use ers may be notified and given all letters received prior to
News Letters to the Editor sec- publication. of pen names, initials or the the opportunity to shorten the publication deadline.
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
and/or property owners. In 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to consideration from publication. ed once, with earliest post- discretion, reserves the right
addition, at the Editor’s discre- publication and distribution, A request from the author to mark used. to withhold from publication
tion, the Montgomery Village while handwritten letters withhold the name or mark the 8. All e-mail is subject to of inflammatory, slanderous,
News may print letters of ap- must be received no later than letter anonymous will eliminate this policy. The e-mail subject libelous, or lewd material,
propriate interest to residents noon on the Friday, one week the letter from consideration. line must read “Letter to the or material which may be an
from others, including rep- prior to publication. When a 5. All letters are subject to Editor.” invasion of privacy, material
resentatives of local schools, holiday occurs on a deadline condensation or deferral to • All e-mail letters must deemed in bad taste and incon-
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.
2. The Montgomery Village 4. Letters must bear the 300 words. Longer letters will by the U.S. Postal Service, the
News will make every effort writer’s name, address and be eliminated from consider- Montgomery Village News will
to publish all letters received telephone number for verifi- ation. As time permits, the writ- make every effort to publish
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
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
Martha L. Cadle 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.villagemontessorimd.com
Sunrise Montgomery Village 20301 Fulks Farm Road • Montgomery Village, MD 20886
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in the news
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org Minister Priscilla Jews
Darlingston Johnson Pastor Elvis Soto
19236 Montgomery Village Avenue Pastor John Cuzick Pastor Paul Berry
MontgoMery Village news Friday, august 6, 2010 7
in the news
show off your garden
lake Whetstone dock renovation update Do you have a green thumb
or a lovely, admirable garden?
e-mailed to email@example.com.
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.
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
8 Friday, august 6, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
in the news
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-
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
MontgoMery Village news Friday, august 6, 2010 9
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
email@example.com; 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or poration is seeking new board
assessing progress on those down just slightly. Therefore,
may suffer disproportionately email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Providing Insurance and Financial Services Chairperson Claudette Lease.
At the same time, collec-
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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
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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
partridge place parking
of the Courts, goshenside,
Lakeside and the ridges of
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 email@example.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-
Patton ridge report: for resi-
dents of Arrowhead, Fairway
islands, Fairidge, greentee i, ii,
highfield and Partridge Place
i and ii.
MontgoMery Village news Friday, august 6, 2010 13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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
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
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
Montgomery Village is available
MvF review of requests
A ............. Approved
architectural review Board online.
AwM ..... Approved with modifications
d ............. denied July 21, 2010
Pend ...... Pending
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Do you have a
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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be
sure to include your property address, name and telephone
number in the email. Write GARDEN CONTEST in the
• 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
• 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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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 email@example.com 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
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
Looking for a tennis partner? Join the Montgomery Village
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
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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
5. Attach each small circle to one end of the crayons or markers. You can even end onto the hanger.
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)
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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
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
- 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
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.
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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
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Towne and South Summit Gaithersburg’s Department of Cultural Center will host
avenues. Handicap parking Parks, Recreation and Culture, a Gospel Jazz Café Night
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Litz store on the north side of the Gaithersburg-Washington event is free and open to the
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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
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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
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
$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
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
roof replaced, new HWH. MC7253893
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