A Unique Planned Community of 40,000 Residents with 10 Homes Corporations, 11 Condominium Associations, 4 Apartment Rental Complexes
Volume XL, No. 10 May 21, 2010 The Official Newsletter of the Montgomery Village Foundation
MvF Board holds annual strategic planning
photo by Jeannie Pizzonia
The Montgomery Village retreat. There was a brief discus- effort of MVF’s staff in identify-
Foundation (MVF) Board of sion about budget assumptions ing ways to reduce spending,
Directors held its annual retreat for the 2011 MVF Budget as as well as better-than-expected
on Friday evening, May 14 and well. No formal decisions were revenues. While challenges ex-
Saturday, May 15 at the North made by the Board during the ist, the overall picture of MVF’s
Creek Community Center, along retreat, and many of the issues finances is very positive.
with EVP Dave Humpton. Fi- will be placed on future agen- While the economy contin-
nance and Administration Di- das of MVF committees and the ues to be problematic with re-
rector Greg Snellings gave a MVF Board. gard to its impact on assessment
presentation on MVF finances delinquencies, foreclosures and
Friday evening. The Board re-
FiNaNCial plaNs bankruptcies, the first quarter
Although it is still early in
viewed draft strategic goals for of 2010 brings with it signs that
the year, Finance Director Greg
2010-2011, received a briefing on the worst may be behind us as
Snellings reported that year-
2010-2011 financial projections all three categories are show-
to-date results through April
and discussed other important
continue to be favorable versus See BOARD page 8
matters that were identified by
Gene Gopenko (left) of the Montgomery County budget, due to the continued
the Board members prior to the
Department of environmental protection discusses
long-term maintenance needs of lake Whetstone with
assistant Director of recreation, parks and Culture iNsiDe
scott Gole and Community Manager aimee Winegar. MvF Management advisory
Committee welcomes HoC Do you hear that?
MvF lawn theater
Dep representative visits representative concerts start soon!
lake Whetstone by Aimee Winegar
Les Kaplan, Director of
Kaplan began the meeting
with an explanation of the See pages 5 and 16
by Aimee Winegar near future, and considers the Community Partnerships housing programs offered by
Gene Gopenko of the Mont- condition of the lake as one of for the Montgomery County the county, noting that HOC
gomery County Department the higher priorities among Housing Opportunities Com- owns approximately 80 homes
county-maintained facilities. in Montgomery Village, mostly renovation to
of Environmental Protection mission (HOC), was a featured
Whetstone representatives were guest at the May meeting of in the communities of South begin on lake
(DEP) recently met with rep-
resentatives of areas surround- concerned about changes to the the MVF Management Adviso- Village, North Village, North- Whetstone dock
ing Lake Whetstone and the shoreline on the north side that ry Committee (MAC). Kaplan gate and Eastgate. These homes and boathouse
MVF Department of Recreation, are affecting the path near the explained the various roles are rented to HOC clients, and
Parks and Culture to discuss the north dock. Gopenko agreed played by HOC in the county HOC serves as the landlord.
long-term maintenance needs that a second onsite meeting in providing housing services For these units, HOC carries
of Lake Whetstone. In 2005, should be scheduled, to include to low- and moderate-income
Lake Whetstone was enrolled in representatives of WSSC. As he families. See HOC page 7
Montgomery County’s program suggested, follow-up meetings
for the structural maintenance are being scheduled. Sponsored by:
of stormwater management fa- In reviewing the condition
cilities. This program is funded and appearance of the lake,
by the water quality protection the group noted its importance
to the environment. Gopenko
fees paid by individual hom-
eowners on their property tax emphasized that the community
is responsible for the ongoing
Thursday, See page 9
bills and by community asso-
ciations based on the quantity
of streets and parking lots (im-
“aesthetic” maintenance of the
lake, including litter removal.
June 17 prevent mosquitoes
pervious surface) that they own. Residents should remember See individual camps for from ruining your
Gopenko reported that that any litter or trash that is times and locations.
Montgomery County DEP is washed down the curbside Camp Tiny Feet
in the process of formalizing storm drains eventually ends Wondering what your For ages 4 and 5
its procedures and policies to up in the ponds and lakes. child’s day will be like Whetstone Community Center, 19140 Brooke Grove Court
deal with a number of storm- Keeping the curbs and streets at camp this summer? 6:30 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call Jana Serlo at 301-948-0110,
water quality issues, including clean, therefore, does more than MVF’s Summer Camp
shoreline erosion and siltation. improve the appearance of Vil- Open House is the per-
lage communities—it improves fect way to discover Camp Racing Wind
He stated that the county is For ages 8 to 11
the health and safety of lakes what MVF camps are all
aware that Lake Whetstone Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue
and ponds, and eventually the about. Parents will have
will require dredging in the 8 to 8:30 p.m.
quality of the Chesapeake Bay. the opportunity to meet For more information, call Ed Kallas at 301-948-0110,
the camp staff and pre- ext. 2338.
view the great plans in Camp Soaring Stars
The widely-recognized logo of store this summer. MVF For ages 6 to 8 1/2
Montgomery Village was actually full-time recreation su- Stedwick Community Center, 10401 Stedwick Road See page 6
7:15 to 7:45 p.m.
derived from an ancient symbol of pervisors and summer
For more information, call Lindsay Noller at 301-948-0110,
friendship. It represents two people camp staff will be on site ext. 2367.
to answer questions and MvF Most Beautiful
clasping hands in peace and harmony. Teen Express
provide you with all the Garden Contest
Kettler Brothers adopted this symbol for For ages 11 to 14
necessary information Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue underway
the Village in 1966. for the summer. 8 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information, call Ed Kallas at 301-948-0110, See page 17
WWW.MONTGOMERYVILLAGE.COM CoNteNts oN paGe 2 ext. 2338.
2 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
Contents MVF BoArd AgendA MVF Meeting AgendAs
Ad Savings Index..............2 MontgoMerY ViLLAge FoUndAtion, inC. MvF BoarD oF DireCtors
ARB Decisions................10 BoArd oF direCtors Meeting The MVF Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Architectural Standards ..10 thursday, May 27 May 27 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
AS Update ...................... 11 north Creek Community Center – 7:30 p.m.
At Your Leisure ...............20 2030 visioN steeriNG CoMMittee
Business in the Village ...24 John Fell, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley (MVF Invest- The 2030 Vision Steering Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on
Calendar ...........................4 ment Advisor), Update on MVF's reserve investment portfolio Thursday, June 17 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
Classifieds ......................30 rowhead Road.
Committee Updates ..........9 residents time—As a courtesy to fellow residents and the Board, arCHiteCtUral revieW BoarD
Community please limit your remarks to no more than five minutes. While The Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 5 p.m. on
Management .............. 11 the Board welcomes comments from residents, comments made Wednesday, June 2 and June 16 in the North Creek Board Room,
Community Service ........22 during Residents Time are not positions of the Board. 20125 Arrowhead Road, to review residents’ requests for exterior
EVP’s Message ................3
modifications. The board requests that homeowners contact the
Garden Contest ..............17 Hear operating and Capital Budget requests for 2011 MVF Foundation if they plan to attend and if their contractors will ac-
Homes Corporations Budget company them.
Eastgate Express .......14 1. Call Meeting to Order
East Village Echo .......12 2. President's Remarks aUDit CoMMittee
Maryland Place 3. Review and Approve Minutes of the April 22 Regular Meeting The Audit Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
Messages..................14 and April 15 Work Session with LRFPC June 8 at Whetstone Community Center, 19140 Brooke Grove
Northgate News .........13 4. Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statements Court.
North Village View ......12 5. Executive Vice President's Report
Patton Ridge Report ..12 exeCUtive CoMMittee
6. Acceptance of Action List The Executive Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday,
South Village Scenes .13 7. ACTION LIST
Stedwick Signals ........14 June 14 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
A. Decision Items:
Whetstone Watch .......13 1. Consider request for appointment to TD&PF Committee MaNaGeMeNt aDvisory CoMMittee
In the News.......................5 The Management Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet at
2. Consider request for appointment to Recreation
Kids Page .......................21 7 p.m. on Monday, June 7 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125
Lawn Theater..................16 Arrowhead Road.
3. Consider draft schedule for 2011 Budget Process
Letters to the Editor ..........5
4. Consider revisions to MVF Transportation Policy
Milestones ......................25 reCreatioN CoMMittee
5. Consider Communications Committee recommendation
MV Seniors .....................23 The Recreation Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
MVF Board Agenda ..........2 re: MVF Marketing Campaign
June 9 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
MVF Meeting Agendas .....2 6. Consider proposed revision to Ridgefield architectural
Neighborhood Noteboard .5 criteria traNsportatioN, DevelopMeNt &
President’s Message ........3 B. Consent Items—unless there are questions about specific pUBliC FaCilities CoMMittee
Professional Directory ....29 items, they will be accepted as a group: The Transportation, Development & Public Facilities Committee
Real Estate .....................31 1. Approve recommendations for CARC and Communica- (TD&PF) will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1 in the North
Recreation ......................18 tions chairs Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
School News...................22 8. Committee Reports – barring any questions, these reports will
Services Around Town ....26 be accepted as a group: Note: All meeting agendas listed in this section are current as of
a. Executive Committee the deadline date for this publication. The listings do not include every
b. Architectural Review Board (ARB) agenda item. This information is also available on the MVF website at
c. Audit www.montgomeryvillage.com. For the most up-to-date information
d. Commercial Architectural Review (CARC) available, call the MVF Board/Committee Agenda hotline at 301-948-
e. Committee on Environment (COE) 0110, then press 4. All meeting agendas are tentative and may be changed
f. Communications without notice.
h. Management Advisory (MAC)
Visit MVF online at
www.montgomeryvillage.com pUBliC saFety CoMMittee
The Public Safety Committee meeting on June 3 has been
k. Public Safety
aDvertiser l. Recreation
rescheduled for June 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Creek Board
saviNGs iNDex Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
n. 2030 Vision Steering Committee
Four Seasons Home o. Historical Book Committee
Improvement ................27 9. Board Member Issues
Grand Café ....................11 The Neighborhood Noteboard is located
Griffith Energy Services ..29
McCarthy Services ...........26
on page 5.
Tire Service ....................28
MvF summer hours
Patriot Electrical ...............26 The Montgomery Village Foundation office will be open
until 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings through July 15, and open
on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. through July 17.
for th Covenant Residents will be able to get Activity Cards, register for
Copy & Ad Deadlines June
e United Methodist classes or programs, speak with a representative from the
11 Church MVF Architectural Standards Department, order disclosure
materials and make assessment payments.
• e-mailed or on disk due:* Attention writers:
monday, June 7 at 5 p.m. Copy is gratefully accepted
• mailed, faxed or typed due: Provide text on disk or e-mail to 20301 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
friday, June 4 at 5 p.m. email@example.com.
E-mail classifieds to classifieds@
Display aDs: mvf.org.
• due: See page 3 for more on how to The Rev. Phil Ayers
friday, June 4 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
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 3
President’s MessAge exeCUtiVe ViCe President’s MessAge
serving the residents
of Montgomery village
summer fun in the village MvGC—a real amenity in
The Montgomery Village News
the heart of the village
relationship should be devel-
is the official newsletter of the “Star Spangled Fourth on the 5th”
oped. I recall Max saying that
Montgomery Village Foundation, Independence Day Celebration
the golf course is important to
Inc., and its Board of Directors. on Monday, July 5?
the marketing of Montgomery
Its purpose is to disseminate The 2010 Summer Recreation
Village, and that MVF should
news and information in Guide has an amazing array of
recognize that. Well, I do.
accordance with the Editorial programs for adults and chil-
Thanks to Max and his friends,
Policy of the Foundation. dren. Some are offered during
I have been meeting with Jack
the day, while others are held
and Linda Doser to see what
in the evening. There are swim
MvF Board of Directors partnerships can be developed
lessons for kids and adults, and
Montgomery village Foundation so that the Montgomery Vil-
fitness classes such as water
10120 apple ridge road lage community wins, and
aerobics, deep water running/
Montgomery village, MD 20886- that more golfers and diners
conditioning, Aqua Pilates and
1000 are attracted to the club and
an Aqua Boot Camp. Sports
by David Humpton the MVGC Grill (which, by the
Phone: 301-948-0110 by Robert Hydorn classes include tennis for all ages
way, is open to the public, has
FAX: 301-990-7071 MVF President and levels, adult exercise classes MVF Executive Vice President
MVF e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org great burgers and, for the more
like Zumba®, yoga and Pilates,
MV News e-mail: email@example.com health-conscious, good salads
I’ve always thought that adult dance classes, basketball, Max Keeney, who recently
MVF 24-hour Board Voice Mail: as well).
Montgomery Village should gymnastics and karate. We also passed away, was a long-time
301-948-0110, press 5 Some concepts have been
strive to be the best, most fun- have some new programs for Village resident, and I got to
Recreation Hotline, ext. 2349 developed in these meetings,
filled place to live in Montgom- varied interests like walking for know him as a member of the
including having a special
Office hours: ery County. I took a close look health, techniques for meditation Long-Range Facility Planning
Montgomery Village Residents
The MVF Office, 10120 Apple at the 2010 Summer Recreation and how to shop like a vegan. Committee. I wanted to relate
Day at MVGC on a Saturday
Ridge Road, is open Monday - Guide which came in the last There’s even an Improv Comedy to you a brief story that has
later this summer, offering
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. issue of the Village News, and it Workshop on Monday, June 7. changed my perspective on
low cost golf rounds, special
Acting Director of looks to me as if we’re definitely So, grab your 2010 Summer “community building” and the
golf clinics for young and old,
Communications heading in the right direction. Recreation Guide and make plans importance of partnerships.
putting contests for prizes,
Mike Conroy, ext. 2331 or First off, we’ll be having more for a wonderful, fun-filled sum- Last December, Max invited
and other kids’ games, free
firstname.lastname@example.org free Sunday evening concerts mer right here in the Village. me to breakfast with a couple
food, etc. Other possible events
Advertising Manager at our newly renovated Lawn of his friends to talk about the
Jhenileen Libongco, ext. 2328 or Theater than ever before. Ten siNCere tHaNks to Montgomery Village Founda-
include a “meet and greet”
email@example.com keviN HoBBs social sponsored by MVGC
of them this year! And we’re tion’s (MVF) relationship with
Senior Graphic Designer On behalf of the MVF Board for all the homeowner and
also having free concerts on the the Montgomery Village Golf
ext. 2359 of Directors, I would like to condominium owner associa-
first Fridays in July and August. Club (MVGC), or to be more
Communications Assistant thank Kevin Hobbs, principal tion presidents to learn about
Leading off the Friday concerts precise, the lack of one. Max
Intern/Circulation of Watkins Mill High School more affordable memberships
will be the Rock ‘n Roll Relics, noted that there was not one
Emily Slaten, ext. 2342 (WMHS), for his years of service fees, low-cost golf for residents
led by MVF’s own Gail Chiap- mention of the golf course in
to our community. Mr. Hobbs on Mondays and Tuesdays,
Web site: www.mvf.org or pone on July 2. What a great way the Residents Guide or in the
announced his resignation as and year-round availability
to start the July 4th weekend! Village News. Why was this?
principal last week. of the driving range. Another
24-HoUr MvF And on Wednesday mornings One of his friends wanted to
Mr. Hobbs served as an as- idea is to plan a major charity
eMerGeNCy pHoNe: in July, we’ll have free special know why there was not a
sistant principal at WMHS for golf tournament similar to the
301-576-1204 programs for youngsters. Yes, link to the golf course from
several years. He was appointed former Harden and Weaver
301-576-1212 the Lawn Theater isn’t just for the MVF website. I went on
principal at Mario A. Loiderman event, which put Montgomery
800-215-1784 Sunday evenings anymore. to try to explain that this was
Middle School and went through Village on the map region-
Articles appearing in the Montgom- At our seven sparkling swim- a private club that had been
the renovation of that school's fa- ally. Many things are in the
ery Village News are presented as ming pools, we’ll be having sold by Kettler Brothers to Jack
a community service. They do not cilities, then returned to WMHS works, but the MVF Board
“Raft and Noodle Fun Days” Doser many years ago, and that
necessarily represent the views of as principal after the departure and I know that the stronger
when kids can bring a one-per- it was not MVF’s place to mar-
the Montgomery Village Founda- of Pete Cahall. the relationship between MVF
tion. son raft or play water basketball ket this private entity. But over
Everyone who has had the and the Montgomery Village
and other pool games. You’ve and over, the gentleman at the
The advertisements in the chance to work with Mr. Hobbs Golf Club, the better it will be
heard of the drive-in movies? table said with great passion
Montgomery Village News are not has been impressed with his for the community in general.
intended to be an endorsement by Well, we have the Dive-In Mov- that this is an important ame-
commitment to our students, Thanks, Max, for your ser-
the Montgomery Village Foundation ies! There will be two of them nity, and if MVF and residents
his dedication to his teachers vice to the community and for
of any business or individual. this summer at the Stedwick want the golf course to stay
and staff, and his outreach to the inspiring me to take action on
pool—“Cloudy with a Chance around for the future, then a
school community and beyond. such an important issue.
of Meatballs” and “Over the
Hedge.” We wish Mr. Hobbs much
There are special treat days, success in his future endeavors.
too. On Saturday, June 5, Rita’s
Italian Ices will be at the Apple
The MVF Board of Di-
MvF holiday closing
Ridge Pool, 10101 Apple Ridge rectors will hold its regular The Montgomery Village Foundation office will be closed
Road, starting at 3 p.m. until monthly meeting on Thursday, for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31.
the cooler is empty. Ping pong It will resume normal business on Tuesday, June 1 at
MvF Board of Directors and pool tables will be coming
May 27 in the North Creek Board
officers Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
to more MVF pools this sum- Residents time begins promptly
president mer, too. at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to
Robert Hydorn Did I mention our stellar attend.
vice president summer camps for kids? The In the meantime, if you need
Mark Firley 37th Annual All-Comers Swim to convey a compliment or a
treasurer Meet on Saturday, June 12? concern, you can reach me by
Beth-Ellen Berry Rake-the-Lake at Lake Whet- "Our aim is not only to make the
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. child understand, and still less to
Directors stone on Saturday, June 26? Our force him to memorize, but so to
touch his imagination as to en-
thuse him to his innermost core"
Jim Deye ~ Maria Montessori
Scott Johnson Accepting children from age 2 years through 2nd grade
executive vice president 7 a.m. to www.villagemontessorimd.com
David Humpton 6 p.m. 20301 Fulks Farm Road • Montgomery Village, MD 20886
4 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
Calendar of Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
forge n on Village News 21 22
Don’ ls ope
Check it out ... Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am MVF Office Open
MVF day, May
Sunrise at Montgomery 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
r All-Comers Swim Meet Village
your rd now.
Get y Ca
Saturday, June 12, 8 a.m.
it . North Creek Community Center
8 for d
page 20125 Arrowhead Road
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Horizon Run Condo Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am NOL I Board Mtg. MVF Office Open until 7 pm Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am MVF Pools Open
7:30 pm – NCBR Sunrise at Montgomery 7 pm – NOL I office at 18611 Sunrise at Montgomery
Park Place I Budget Mtg. MVF Office Open
Village Walkers Choice Rd., #2 Village
6 pm –TC Pty. Rm. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Patton Ridge HC South Village HC
7 pm – NCBR MVF Board of Directors
7 pm – NCBR
7:30 pm – NCBR
MV Community Band
7 pm – SCC
30 31 June 1 2 3 4 5
Memorial Day Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am ARB, 5 pm – NCBR MVF Office Open until 7 pm Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am MVF Office Open
Sunrise at Montgomery Sunrise at Montgomery 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
MVF Office Closed MV Community Band
7 pm – SCC
7:30 pm – NCBR
6 7 8 9 10 Village News 11 12
MVF Summer Lawn MAC, 7 pm – NCBR Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am MV Community Band MVF Office Open until 7 pm Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am MVF All – Comers Swim
Theater, US Navy Com- Sunrise at Montgomery 7 pm – SCC Sunrise at Montgomery Meet, 8 am – North Creek
modores (Jazz) Village Village Pool (warm ups 7:30 am)
Recreation Committee 7:30 pm –NCBR
6 pm – South Valley Park pre – registration required
Audit Committee Mtg. 7:30 pm – NCBR
7 pm – WCC MVF Office Open
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
7 pm – NCBR
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
MVF Summer Lawn The- MVF Executive Committee Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am ARB, 5 pm –NCBR MVF Office Open until 7 pm Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am MVF Office Open
ater, Oasis (Caribbean) 7 pm – NCBR Sunrise at Montgomery Sunrise at Montgomery 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
MV Community Band 2030 Vision Steering Commit-
6 pm – South Valley Park Village Village
7 pm – WMHS tee, 7:30 pm –NCBR
Middle Village HC
7:30 pm –TC Pty. Rm.
7:30 pm –SCC
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, May 21, 2010 5
in tHe news
Free summer concerts at the MvF lawn theater
Picnic in the Park with U.s. Navy jazz BaND Johnstone, Bob Mintzer, James
members of the concert and In 2008, the Commodores
Performers begins Sunday, tHe “CoMMoDores” ceremonial units, and in 1968, released their latest compact
Moody, Clark Terry and Eu-
June 6 with the U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy’s premier preparations began to make disc, Directions. The Com-
gene “Snooky” Young. In addi-
Band “Commodores.” Come jazz ensemble, the “Commo- the ensemble a separate group. modores continue to preserve
tion, they have opened for the
out with a picnic dinner, lawn dores,” presents the finest in In January 1969, the “Dance the great heritage of jazz while
Beach Boys and appeared on
chairs and blankets to enjoy America’s truly original music. Band” officially became the also being innovative force for
ABC’s “Good Morning Amer-
the U.S. Navy’s premier jazz A specialty unit of the United “Commodores” jazz ensemble. the future.
ica.” They are highly sought
ensemble. Their performances States Navy Band in Washing- after by the nation’s foremost
are high-energy affairs that not ton, D.C., the group features jazz festivals and educational
only pay tribute to the legend- 18 of the Navy’s top jazz and conferences.
ary big bands of yesterday, but “big band” musicians. Under The Commodores trace
also feature original composi- the leadership of Senior Chief their roots to before World
tions by members of the group. Musician Philip M. Burlin, the War II, when band members
The concert starts at 6 p.m. Commodores combine the best with jazz experience formed
Parking is available at South of jazz and popular music. dance bands and rehearsed on
Valley Park, 18850 Montgom- Since their founding in an as-needed basis for specific
ery Village Avenue, accessible 1969, the Commodores have occasions. Responding to pub-
from Watkins Mill Road. For become one of the most ac- lic demand for unique types of
more information, call Jana claimed jazz ensembles in the music as well as the changing
Serlo at 301-948-0110, ext. 2334. country. Many jazz legends needs of Navy recruiting, then
have appeared with the group, Ensign Ned Muffley formed neigHBorHood noteBoArd
including Ray Charles, Louie a dance band in 1966 from
Bellson, Terry Gibbs, Bruce
HorizoN rUN CoNDoMiNiUM
The Horizon Run Condominium Board of Directors meeting
Letters to tHe editor is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 24 in the North Creek
Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
Editor: sor in charge. He said that the I decided to call Senator Nancy MiDDle villaGe
On a recent visit to the car had been there going on King, a long-time resident The Middle Village Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled
Montgomery Village branch close to a month and that he of Montgomery Village who for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 in the Thomas Choice Party
of the post office, I happened made several phone calls about serves the 39 th district. She Room, 19401 Brassie Place.
to notice an old vehicle parked having it towed, but that he shared my concerns, acted
in the handicapped parking was getting conflicting reports quickly and by the next day the NorMaNDie oN tHe lake i
space. As you may know, we about whose responsibility it car was gone. What is wrong The Normandie-on-the-Lake I (NOLI) Board of Directors meet-
only have one handicap park- was to tow it. We discussed with this picture? A govern- ing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 at the NOLI
ing space at the post office. The the ongoing news story of the ment facility with a suspicious office, 18611 Walkers Choice Road, #2.
car seemed abandoned since it New York City car bomber vehicle parked in front of NortHGate
had an orange sticker on it. It and how alert citizens helped the building for close to one The Northgate Homes Corporation meeting is sched-
was loaded with old boxes, and what could have been a disas- month is a no brainer … thank uled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 in the North Creek Board
papers lined the dashboard. trous situation. He admitted you, Senator King for acting Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
I asked the clerk about it that his employees were a bit swiftly. Next time we may not
and he said it had been there concerned that the car had not be so lucky. park plaCe i
for some time. The next day I been towed. Jeannie Pizzonia The Park Place I Condominium budget meeting is scheduled
returned to the post office and Since no one knew what South Village for 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 in the Thomas Choice Party Room,
because the car was still there, was in the car or in the boxes, 19401 Brassie Place.
I asked to speak to the supervi-
The Patton Ridge Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled
Editor: if they are not conversant with information in many forms to for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 in the North Creek Board Room,
I was impressed with the computers or have no access residents, whether it is through 20125 Arrowhead Road.
Editor’s defense of the Village they have the right to a hard Village-wide distribution of pub- soUtH villaGe
News and his note that our by- copy of such information. lications such as the Residents The South Village Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
laws require that the Board of All home and condo owners Guide and Annual Report, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the North Creek Board Room,
Directors have a responsibil- of the Foundation must comply answering letters, mailing alerts 20125 Arrowhead Road.
ity “to inform the members with bylaws and pay assess- to adjacent homeowners who may
of all activities and functions ments. They are therefore con- be affected by specific develop- steDWiCk
of the Foundation” (Article comitantly entitled to relevant ment projects, mailing policies to The Stedwick Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
XII). information concerning their those who use our pools and other 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 at Stedwick Community Center,
However, with the recent investment whether or not they facilities, providing bylaws and 10401 Stedwick Road.
proliferation and “trendiness” use computers. This right of ac- covenants to new owners through Stedwick Homes Corporation is sponsoring two neighborhood
of computers, many people cess must be clear to residents resale disclosures, or providing clean-up days:
who are entitled to this infor- for complete transparency and copies of other reports and mate- Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m. for Forest Brooke North (rain date,
mation by law, but have no compliance with the bylaws. rial upon request—usually free May 23). Meet at the Royal Woods Court tot lot. Bags, gloves and
access to a computer, are ex- Giving a personal e-mail ad- of charge, up to a certain number drinks will be provided.
cluded. An example was per- dress is well-intentioned and of pages. Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. for Club Hill. Meet at the tennis
haps inadvertently included in laudable, but again, excludes More recently, MVF also pro- courts. Bags, gloves and drinks will be provided.
Board President Bob Hydorn’s many without e-mail. vides much of this information on WHetstoNe
column of May 7. Although his Jane Ann S. Wilder its website, not as a replacement The Whetstone Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled
clear intention was to be com- South Village for other forms of communication, for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 in the North Creek Board
municative, the only access he but as an additional convenience Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
gave to important information Editor’s note: to those who prefer to use the in-
was via the Internet; in this The editorial response to which ternet. Many residents also prefer
case, it was the Long-Range you refer was in response to a to correspond by e-mail.
Facility Planning Committee letter questioning the value of We firmly believe that educa-
report, which involves the publishing and distributing the tion is the key to strengthening
money and future of all Village Village News, which is MVF’s and bringing our community
residents. primary vehicle for outreach and together, and MVF will continue
I know for a fact that this re- education concerning Foundation to strive to make available to our
port is available in hard copy, activities and issues, Board and residents as much information
as I have a copy which was on committee reports, HOA/COA as possible—in many forms—to
the table at the Annual meet- news, etc. build understanding and interest
ing. It is extremely important In addition, it has always been in making Montgomery Village
in complying with our bylaws MVF’s custom to provide written the best it can be.
that residents be informed that
6 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
in tHe news
Housing opportunities Commission offers summertime pest—
voucher program mosquitoes
by Les Kaplan and is connected to almost much total rent HOC can pay With summer rapidly breeding spots for mosquitoes
In December 2009, the 20,000 units throughout the for various size apartments. approaching, residents are in your own backyard.
Housing Opportunities Com- county. Its largest funding The tenant must certify their spending more time enjoying 1. Clean rain gutters to al-
mission (HOC) participated source is the federal govern- income every year with HOC, the parks and paths through- low water to flow freely.
in a community meeting in the ment which funds housing and each year their portion of out the Village. One of the 2. Remove old tires or drill
Village to discuss our proposed programs for the elderly and the rent is recalculated. When most annoying pests we have drainage holes in tires used for
purchase of Gables Rothbury. disabled, low-income eligible renting to a voucher tenant, it is in Montgomery Village is playground equipment.
Several attendees raised ques- families (about 80 percent are up to the landlord to maintain mosquitoes, which can ruin an 3. Store plastic wading
tions about the HOC—who female heads of households), the unit, follow the terms of otherwise enjoyable evening pools inside or turn them
we are, what our goals and and other kinds of mixed in- the lease, and hold the tenant relaxing on the deck, taking in upside down when not in use.
finances are and other ques- come properties. About five accountable for their portion a Lawn Theater performance 4. Turn over or remove clay
tions like that. I am pleased to percent of its budget comes of the agreement. The landlord or watching a soccer match. pots and plastic containers.
take this opportunity to answer from Montgomery County, has a contract with HOC to pay The Maryland Department 5. Dispose of all empty
some of those questions. mostly for emergency client the subsidy every month, and of Agriculture’s Mosquito beverage containers, plastic
HOC is the official housing services; counseling and chil- to make sure that program re- Control Program is responsible wrappers, discarded toys, etc.
authority for Montgomery dren’s programs, such as day quirements are followed. for mosquito control in the 6. Check for trapped water
County (with the exception camp; parent education; and The last time HOC opened state, and the Montgomery in plastic or canvas tarps used
of the city of Rockville, which after school programs. Some the waiting lists for subsidized Village Foundation has entered to cover boats, pools, etc. Ar-
has its own housing authority). other sources of funding in- housing (which includes pub- into this voluntary program range tarps to drain the water.
With an annual operating bud- clude rents, administrative lic housing and the Housing again for 2010. The program 7. Pump out bilges in boats.
get of more than $200 million fees, financing and develop- Choice Voucher Program), consists of larviciding (control Turn canoes and small boats
per year, HOC’s mission is to ment fees and interest income. 30,000 families applied. Since of immature stages of the mos- upside down for storage.
provide affordable housing Private sector manage- they are at just about maxi- quito) and public education. 8. Replace water in bird
and supportive services that ment companies manage all mum capacity, they can offer Mosquitoes are insects baths at least twice a week.
enhance the lives of low- and HOC’s mixed income apart- subsidized housing to about that develop through four life 9. Remove pet food and
moderate-income families and ment houses. It manages its 400 new households each year. stages: egg, larva, pupa and water dishes that are not be-
individuals throughout Mont- developments for the elderly This means that a family has adult. Both male and female ing used.
gomery County. To achieve in Rockville, Gaithersburg and a very slight chance of being adult mosquitoes feed on plant 10. Flush livestock water
this mission, HOC operates Silver Spring. Out of the 12,097 called up from the waiting list. nectar as a food source. Only troughs twice a week.
as a public housing agency, a units in Montgomery Village, it Once a family is called from female mosquitoes feed on 11. Don't leave garbage can
housing finance agency and a subsidizes about 300 (includes the list and has been deemed blood as a protein source for lids lying upside down. Be sure
housing developer. housing choice voucher and eligible, a criminal background egg development. In Mary- water does not collect in the
HOC issues tax free mu- scattered site public housing). check is run. When all the land there are 62 different bottom of garbage cans.
nicipal bonds (more than HOC owns and manages information submitted by the species of mosquitoes; 17 of 12. Flush water in the bot-
$1 billion) to finance single public housing units. We are prospective tenant is verified, those species have the greatest tom of plant holders twice a
family mortgages and multi- the landlords to our public the family receives a voucher abundance and/or impact on week.
family housing development, housing tenants. Public hous- which they can use anywhere human comfort, public health 13. Fix dripping outside
and owns nearly 7,000 hous- ing residents have a lease in Montgomery County. De- and economic growth. All of water faucets.
ing units, including mixed with HOC and pay either a pending upon the circum- these species require stagnant 14. Turn wheelbarrows
income apartment buildings flat rent or 30 percent of their stances, they may also use their water for breeding and larval upside down when stored
such as MetroPointe (Whea- income toward rent. HOC also voucher in a unit that HOC development. outside.
ton), Metropolitan (Bethesda), manages the Housing Choice owns. More than 20 percent 15. Check around construc-
Strathmore (North Bethesda) Voucher Program, whereby a of the families served by HOC tion sites or do-it-yourself
and Timberlawn (Bethesda), tenant using a voucher to assist include a person with a dis- improvements to ensure that
among other properties. with the rent, lives in a home ability, and the average total proper backfilling and grading
HOC is a state chartered, that is owned and managed by family income is below $18,000 prevent drainage problems.
federally regulated agency, an independent landlord. The per year. Income in elderly 16. Check ornamental
tenant has a lease directly with households is closer to $12,000 ponds, tree holes and water-
their landlord, like any other per year. holding low areas for mos-
GET GOOD SERVICE tenant, and pays 30 percent of HOC is a public service quito larvae. Call the nearest
their income toward rent. HOC community organization. For Mosquito Control Office (see
FROM YOUR GOOD pays the balance of the rent more information about HOC below) if you find, or suspect
NEIGHBOR. to the landlord. Rental price or any of its housing programs, mosquito larvae are present.
ceilings, which we call pay- visit www.hocmc.org or call 240- The Montgomery Village 17. If ditches do not flow
WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.™
ment standards, dictate how 773-9000. Foundation Department of and contain stagnant water
Recreation, Parks and Culture for one week or longer, they
has partnered with the Mos- can produce large numbers of
quito Control Program since mosquitoes. Report such con-
2003. Technicians were given ditions to a Mosquito Control
a map of park areas that could Office. Do not attempt to clear
be potential breeding spots for these ditches because they
mosquitoes. Each year, these may be protected by wetland
sites are monitored on a three regulations.
Don’t trust just anyone for your
insurance and financial needs, week rotation, and if neces- For more information, con-
see me: sary, a larviciding treatment tact the Maryland Depart-
is performed according to the ment of Agriculture Mosquito
Jane Warfield Reilly, Agent
19636 Club House Road, Suite 120
presence or absence of larvae. Control Offices in Annapolis
Montgomery Village, MD Since this program doesn’t at 410-841-5870 or visit www.
take into account private ho- mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/
meowner property, here are mosquito_control/index.php.
some tips for reducing the
LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR,
STATE FARM IS THERE.®
State Farm - Home Office: Bloomington, IL
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 7
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HoC representative talks with MaC
Continued from page 1
all the usual responsibilities Members spoke with Kaplan in need of child care and af- reality only a small number of the terms of the lease. Clients
of homeownership, including for approximately an hour, fordable housing. He stressed HCV clients are the subject of are prohibited from becoming
routine maintenance, payment with special focus on the per- the county’s commitment to complaints. He also noted that involved in crime, drugs, or
of assessments, and ensuring ception that there appears to assisting the elderly, disabled HOC cannot confirm whether violence.
that tenants are complying be a very large number of HCV and those with low incomes to or not a tenant is a participant Kaplan reports that all
with community standards. clients in Montgomery Village. find appropriate housing. He in the HCV program, but that HOC-owned and HCV-sub-
Kaplan also explained the Kaplan noted that HOC does noted that the size of the cur- if a complaint is received about sidized homes are inspected
Housing Choice Voucher not guide or direct clients to rent waiting list is a reflection an HCV participant, HOC will annually to ensure that they
(HCV) Program, formerly or away from any particular of the level of need in this area follow up. are well-maintained. HOC
known as the Section 8 pro- neighborhood, but that under for housing services. HOC’s published docu- requires landlords and clients
gram. Under this program, the voucher program, clients Kaplan explained the pro- ments state that housing assis- to notify them if a unit is dam-
participants receive rental are empowered to choose the cess for residents to report tance is a privilege, not a right aged. He concluded by em-
vouchers and enter into con- home and neighborhood that problems they observe at and that HCV clients are re- phasizing HOC’s desire to be
tracts with independent land- best suits their needs. HOC HOC-owned homes, or in quired to abide by community a positive force in communities
lords located anywhere in the does not limit or prohibit that homes that they believe are rules. HOC requires its clients by supporting the needy and
county. Subject to rent and choice beyond determining rented through the HCV pro- to provide accurate informa- providing resources to county
income guidelines, the clients the maximum amount of the gram. He noted that concerns tion about the occupants and residents.
are required to pay 30 percent voucher. Kaplan noted that can be reported to the asso- income of household members, For more information about
of their income as rent, and clients tend to prefer neighbor- ciation’s community manage- and requires clients to abide by the HOC, read the article by
the HOC voucher is paid to hoods with bus service and ment, and also directly to HOC Les Kaplan on page 6.
the landlord for the remaining with nearby shopping and pro- through the website www.
portion of the rent above what fessional services, such as those hocmc.org. HOC encourages
the client can pay. At present, in Montgomery Village. How- landlords to screen all poten-
there are approximately 300
subsidized (voucher) homes in
ever, fewer than five percent of
all Village homes receive any
tial renters well, and suggests
that landlords check credit and
evp reports online
Residents can now read and download EVP reports from
the Montgomery Village area. form of HOC assistance. criminal histories. Landlords
the monthly Board of Directors packets online.
The Management Advi- Kaplan also addressed the are responsible for maintaining
The reports, as they appear in the monthly Board meeting
sory Committee, composed of Family Self-Sufficiency Pro- the HCV-rented homes and
packet, will be archived and available for reference.
representatives of the MVF- gram (FSS), which works to as- enforcing the covenants and
Residents can find the reports at www.montgomery
managed homes corporations sist families receiving vouchers standards. He stressed that
village.com. Choose “Inside MVF” from the main menu, and
and condominiums, noted to achieve self-sufficiency over community residents often be-
then “Monthly EVP Report” from the “Office of the EVP”
their appreciation for Kaplan’s a five to seven year period. This lieve, when complaining about
attendance and his interest in program provides informa- their neighbors, that tenants
addressing Village concerns. tion for job-seekers and those are HCV clients, but that in
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8 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
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Continued from page 1
ing consistent declining trends. tural Standards Department, also touched on better defining be included in the visioning been a number of important
Quarter over quarter, activity which is charged with ensuring what should not be included in discussions. These are all good revisions of the 2009-2010
shows a 10 percent decrease in fair review and enforcement of inspections such as minor land- questions that need to be con- plan. A number of the previ-
delinquent units; a 30 percent architectural criteria and guide- scape changes, mulch colors, etc. sidered when planning for the ously stated goals/objectives
decrease in active bankruptcy lines established over the years. future. had been included in a new
cases and a 20 percent annual- The Board believes that this is
MvF spoNsoreD goal or as an objective in some
ized decrease in delinquent an extremely important func- orGaNizatioNs MvF politiCal cases. “The staff and I believe
assessment dollars. tion of MVF and understands The Board recognizes the im- strateGy these goals represent impor-
The finance presentation also that the Architectural Review portance of maintaining strong The Board wants to ensure tant current and future efforts
included the review of draft Board (ARB) and staff continue relationships with many com- that our working relationships to improve the operations
financial analyses for the first to review and update architec- munity organizations, which all with county and state officials of MVF and provide better
few capital projects identified as tural standards to accommo- provide some community value are as effective as they can be. service to our residents,” said
part of the “quick hits list” from date new styles, architectural to MVF residents. The Founda- They also realize the impor- Humpton. The budget for 2011
the Long-Range Facility Plan- trends and materials. They also tion provides facility space for tance and political power of the will be drafted in keeping with
ning Committee. The financial understand the importance of many groups, including boy community banding together these goals and objectives.
information was presented to careful enforcement to ensure and girl scout troops, the swim and having a united position The draft goals include:
the Board to get a first look at the that the changes residents want teams and the Montgomery to present to our elected of- 1. Continue improvement
estimated cost of the projects as to make are in keeping with Village Sports Association. In ficials. This speaks directly to of MVF operations (depart-
well as the anticipated impact, the community. As one Board many cases, these organizations the coordinated effort to stop ments) and continue enhance-
if any, on assessments. Each member indicated, “We want provide services and activities HOC from purchasing Gables ment of financial manage-
project evaluation included any the changes to look like they are that MVF would otherwise Rothbury. Humpton noted the ment.
necessary capital costs, ongoing in harmony with the rest of the have to provide. Staff indicated importance of not only building 2. Assess/upgrade MVF
operating costs and a recom- neighboring homes.” that it would review the Com- relationships with the elected facilities and prioritize/imple-
mendation on the possible Humpton reported that he munity Center Use Policy and officials, but with key staff ment recommendations of the
funding of the upfront capital. thought one of the key ingredi- other policies to ensure that the members as well, because they Long-Range Facility Planning
ents to improving the image of groups involved still met the often shape the public policy Committee.
individual topics the work of the department was criteria in the policy, or pres- that is delivered. The impor- 3. Develop plan to make
discussed by the better education of residents ent an updated policy to make tance of the partnerships with Montgomery Village Founda-
and HOA leaders. It was sug- certain that the policy is fair to the HOAs and COAs that MVF tion a “green” operation.
Board gested that each community those community organizations. has developed over the years, 4. Develop vision/plan for
be provided with the criteria and the fact that the Presidents’ future MV land use—“Vision
arCHiteCtUral paraMeters oF 2030 Council is a very important
and guidelines on an annual 2030.”
staNDarDs basis and that the department
visioNiNG proCess voice for the Village were also 5. Implement new market-
DepartMeNt Humpton presented an over- noted.
director and staff meet annu- ing strategy to promote Mont-
The MVF Board is dedicated view of the work of the 2030
ally with HOA boards to dis- MvF DeMoGrapHiCs gomery Village.
to continuous improvement of Visioning Committee and noted
cuss inspection schedules, note The Board reviewed two 6. Enhance resident ser-
all departments and received that he hoped that the process
changes in criteria and have reports on Village demograph- vices/opportunities.
a report from the EVP on his would engage Village residents
an open discussion on issues ics, one presented by a Board 7. Explore/evaluate/
initial review of the Architec- in a thoughtful, well-informed
of mutual concern. Discussion member and the other from implement new technology
discussion of future land use
Montgomery County Public systems.
options for Montgomery Vil-
Schools. The Board wants to 8. Evaluate municipal
lage. The goal is to work with
2010 activity Card update Park and Planning on this, but
act like an independent munici-
make sure that our program
initiatives reflect the desires of
or special taxation status of
Montgomery Village (pros/
Summer is right around MVF Office to get one this our diverse community espe- cons).
pality in determining what the
the corner, but before you year. cially with regard to recreation The Strategic Plan Goals
community should look like in
can head to the pool, make Photos are now being and special events. In addition, will be updated and present-
the future. He asked the Board
sure you have taken the taken at the MVF Office at the Board agreed that having a ed at an upcoming Board
to get heavily involved in any
necessary steps to ensure 10120 Apple Ridge Road dur- diverse Board, one that reflects meeting, and the draft will be
of the visioning sessions. The
that you will receive your ing regular business hours, the diversity in the community, posted on the MVF website.
committee will be meeting with
Activity Cards on time! You Monday through Friday is very important. Direct out- The MVF committees will
a land use consultant, who will
should have received an In- 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs- reach to members of the com- review and can comment on
help lead the effort. Residents
formation Letter and Rights days from 8:30 a.m. until munity asking them to serve on various goals and objectives
will be challenged with ques-
Form (if needed) in early 7 p.m., and Saturdays from MVF committees and/or run that pertain to their specific
tions such as: “More housing,
March. If you haven’t signed 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please for the MVF Board was recog- areas of interest.
and if so, where?”; “Do we have
and returned it, you must remember to bring proof of nized as a potentially effective The development of a Stra-
do so. Even if there are no residence such as a driver’s way to increase participation. tegic Plan is a continuous ef-
space?”; “What do we envision
changes, MVF needs a cur- license so that we may take fort and is regularly modified
for the Village Center and MV 2010- 2011
rent Information Letter every your photo. to address the changing needs
Golf Course property?”; and
year in order to process Ac- Residents will need a “Is our transportation network
strateGiC Goals of the organization. The Board
tivity Cards. If you haven’t current validation sticker The EVP presented a revised looks forward to hearing from
working today, and will it be
received the Information on their photo activity card list of draft strategic goals and residents on ideas about the
attractive to future residents?”
Letter/Rights Form, please for entry to all MVF, Inc. objectives, noting that there had draft plan.
One Board member asked if the
notify the Foundation as pools. Validation stickers aging in place program would
soon as possible. for the residents who have
Residents of Northgate, received their photo activity
Poplar Spring, and Whet- card in previous years will be
stone will be receiving new
photo activity cards this
mailed in early May to those
residents who have returned
online reporting of non-emergency crime
year, and residents from their Information Letter and by Sharon Levine cally. Persons who want an good option for people who
communities which received Rights Forms (if needed)—if Submitting an online report officer to respond in person need a police report number
photo activity cards in pre- their assessment account of a non-emergency crime is an could have a long wait, where- for their insurance claims.
vious years—East Village, is current and there are no efficient and easy way to report as the online reporting option Officer Diane Tillery, Com-
Eastgate, Maryland Place, architectural violations on non-life threatening criminal is very fast. Online reporting munity Services Officer for
Middle Village (Clubside), the property. activity. Online reporting is offers immediate confirmation. the 6th District Police, hopes
North Village, Patton Ridge, We look forward to a available at www.montgomery An online report gets sent to that more people will use
South Village (Dockside, fun-filled summer and hope countymd.gov/police. a crime analyst the very next online reporting because it is
Millrace, Nathan’s Hill, Gro- that everyone is able to enjoy Although some people still day, and a police report is also a much better way to report
ver’s Forge, Hamptons) and the pools. Please call 301- want an officer to come to their available by the following day. a non-emergency situation
Stedwick—who do not yet 948-0110 if you have any home in person, especially If more information is needed, than reporting by telephone
have their photo activity questions about the Activity those who are not computer the claimant will be contacted. and requesting that an officer
card will need to visit the Card process. savvy, the number of calls for Online reporting is also a respond in person.
service has increased dramati-
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Discounted amusement park tickets now available at Foundation office
The Montgomery Village dorney Park: Adults $32 water Country UsA: All
Foundation, Inc., Department Junior/Senior $22 Ages $33
of Recreation, Parks and Cul- dutch wonderland: All
ture, in conjunction with the Ages $28 Call the Foundation at 301-
Maryland Recreation and Parks Hershey Park: Adults $42, 948-0110 for more information
Association, is selling discount- Jr./Sr. $30, Special Days (5/2- on these super savings! Buying
ed tickets to area amusement 6/30 Sunday-Friday only) tickets in advance is a good way
parks at the Foundation office, $32.50 to avoid long entry lines at the
10120 Apple Ridge Road. Pay- King’s dominion: Adults parks. Be sure to take advantage
ment for these tickets must be $40, Jr./Sr. $29, Spring Spe- of this special program. All
made in person at the Founda- cial Days (Apr 24-25 and May ticket sales are final, no refunds
tion office and will be accepted weekends) $30 or exchanges.
in cash or by credit card (Visa sesame Place: All Ages $45,
or MasterCard) only. The Foun- Special Days (7/1-7/31) $36
dation will not accept faxes or six Flags America: Adults
telephone calls for amusement $25, Season Passes $60 CoMMittee UPdAtes
park ticket sales. six Flags great Adventure:
The prices are as follows:
Busch gardens: Adults
Adults $29, Hurricane Harbor
$18 Committee on the environment update
$52, Special Days (June 1 to The Montgomery Village occurring. He told the com- fused aeration system was
Sept. 7) $45 Foundation Committee on mittee that he would report installed at Lake Marion. He
the Environment (COE) met these areas to the county and explained that the diffused
on May 12 at the North Creek asked the committee to let him aeration system pumps oxy-
NotiCe: Community Center. The com-
mittee discussed the annu-
know if they knew of any other
gen to the bottom of the pond,
which helps reduce organic
Lake Whetstone dock and boathouse renova- al goose count at the MVF- It was also reported that the material by speeding up the de-
owned lakes and ponds, which long awaited renovations to composition process, and vents
tion to begin Monday, May 24, with anticipated will take place on Saturday, the Lake Whetstone dock and gases such as carbon dioxide
completion in August. June 26. boathouse would begin soon. which algae and weeds thrive
Residents are asked to note: Volunteers for the count Gole noted that the boat rental on. The committee also dis-
were solicited from the com- concession would not be avail- cussed recommendations for
• Limited parking and lake access will be mittee members. able until after the renovations improvements to Kaufmann
available during construction Scott Gole reported that were completed, and that the Park and the next Lake Whet-
• The entire dock and boathouse will be the county is doing a stream areas, including the bike path, stone cleanup, scheduled for
restoration study for the Great that are adjacent to the dock Saturday, June 26.
removed and rebuilt. Seneca Creek Watershed, and would be closed and fenced The next meeting of the COE
• The lake path will be closed near the dock is prioritizing stream areas that off during the construction. He is scheduled for Wednesday,
and re-routed around the construction site. need restoration. Gole com- anticipated the dock renova- July 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the North
mented that he knew of two tions would be completed by Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar-
areas along Whetstone Run early August. rowhead Road.
Additional information about the construc- where significant erosion was Gole noted that a new dif-
tion or lake restrictions are available by calling
301-948-0110, ext. 2336.
Communications Committee update
The Communications Com- focus on other departmental date on the historical book
mittee met on May 5 to discuss priorities. While the committee project and committee. Ten vol-
several topics as they relate understood, they expressed the unteers have been appointed to
to marketing the Village and opinion that social network- the Historical Book Committee
overall communication en- ing was an important tool for and staff is currently working
deavors. reaching younger residents. on the book proposal. Once
The committee welcomed It was explained that some approved by the publisher, a
MVF Board member Scott Dyer members of the MVF staff had timeline will be implemented
as the new Board liaison and recently been brought together to complete the project. Staff
voted to reaffirm Steve Win- for a signage committee to ana- has prepared forms and pro-
egar as the committee chair. lyze current signs in the Vil- cedures for collecting materials
Staff alerted the committee lage. In an effort to help keep for the book project.
that the draft policy for social signs consistent, there was Before the meeting was ad-
networking had been tabled to discussion of a new marketing journed, the committee chair
campaign. The Communica- recognized the Village News
tions Committee agreed that for its “Newsletter of the Year”
here’s not much to grin about if you’ve had to consistent signage and a good award from Community Asso-
bear unsightly teeth all your life. New advances marketing campaign were ciations Institute (CAI).
in dentistry can give you something to smile about. powerful tools in promoting The next meeting of the
We can correct crooked, uneven, spotted, stained, the Village. However, they Communications Committee
chipped or missing teeth and give you a smile you’ll were in favor of continuing the will take place on Wednesday,
want to share with everyone you meet. current “Discover Montgom- Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. at the MVF of-
ery Village” theme. fice, 10120 Apple Ridge Road.
Call today and we’ll have you grinning Staff also gave a brief up-
ear to ear.
Montgomery Village Professional Center
19221 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite C-23
STEVEN M. ANOLIK, D.D.S. • COREY B. ANOLIK, D.D.S.
Visit us on the web at TotallySmiles.com
10 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
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.
KeY MvF review of requests architectural standards on
A ............. Approved
AwM ..... Approved with modifications
architectural review Board the web
d ............. denied May 5, 2010 Architectural Standards Phone extensions are listed for
Pend ...... Pending
offers a variety of information the review staff, compliance
readily accessible via the Mont- staff and other issues, such as
gomery Village website. By resale disclosure packets.
eastGate pattoN riDGe 19111 STEDWICK DR - choosing “Resident Services” Visit www.montgomery
20209 YANKEE HARBOR 9913 SHREWSBURY CT - Fence, PEND from the main green menu village.com and take advantage
PL - Deck Resubmit, A Door Removal, AWM 19111 STEDWICK DR - bar and highlighting “Archi- of the wealth of information
20231 YANKEE HARBOR 9212 FROSTBURG WAY - Privacy Screen, A tectural Standards,” you may available to you when consid-
PL - Garage Door, A Replacement Windows, AWM 19314 DUNBRIDGE WAY access the following items: ering architectural standards
7809 YANKEE HARBOR 9507 BRIAR GLENN WAY - Roof, A • Architectural Compliance for your property. Comments
DR - Fence, A - Front Door Replacement 19314 DUNBRIDGE WAY • Architectural Review and questions regarding archi-
20403 SAWGRASS DR - Resubmit, A - Trim, A • Property Improvement tectural issues are welcomed
Roof, AWM 20127 WARINGWOOD 19357 FRENCHTON PL - Request by the department staff.
WAY - Front Door Replace- Exterior Paint, AWM • Property Improvement
east villaGe ment Resubmit, A 19359 FRENCHTON PL -
20302 GARDENSPOT PL - Request Form
9535 DUFFER WAY - Miscellaneous, • ARB Application Video
Exterior Paint, A 10644 WAYRIDGE DR -
Garage Door, A • Community Criteria
8200 RAINBOWVIEW PL - Gutter Resubmitted, A
9537 DUFFER WAY - • Village Guidelines
Exterior Paint, A 10118 BLUE TEE TER -
Garage Door, A The Property improvement
8222 RAINBOWVIEW PL Exterior Paint Resubmit, A
9729 DUFFER WAY - request Form is the form
- Deck, A 10356 ROYAL WOODS CT
Exterior Light, A used to apply for any exterior
8222 RAINBOWVIEW PL - - Landscape Resubmit, A
9729 DUFFER WAY - changes and is available from
Fence, A the web to download or print
19807 MACKLEN PL - tHoMas CHoiCe
9729 DUFFER WAY - (Adobe Acrobat Reader is
Front Door Replacement, A CoNDoMiNiUM
Patio, AWM required). If you live within a
19807 MACKLEN PL - 19504 BRASSIE PL -
Storm Door, A soUtH villaGe Replacement Patio Door, condominium community, the
8503 WELBECK WAY - 9845 DOCKSIDE TER - 19651 BRASSIE PL - application forms are listed by
Replacement Patio Door, Trim, AWM Replacement Patio Door, condominium.
AWM 18751 PIER POINT PL - Every community has crite-
20506 BEAVER RIDGE RD Heat Pump, A WHetstoNe ria and these are listed within
- Fence, A 18779 NATHANS PL - 9829 CANAL RD - Land- Community Criteria. Find
8520 TINDAL SPRINGS DR Gate, AWM scape Borders, PEND your homes corporation (East
- Roof, AWM 9829 CANAL RD - Shed, D Village, Northgate, etc.) and
steDWiCk 9829 CANAL RD - Stoop/ then locate your individual
MarylaND plaCe 10210 KINDLY CT - Walkway combination, PEND community. All criteria are in
19379 KEYMAR WAY - Deck Addition, D 9824 CANAL RD - Patio, A PDF form to download and
Shed, A 19043 STEDWICK DR - 9717 INAUGURAL WAY - print for your reference.
Deck, AWM Miscellaneous, A Do you have questions
NortHGate 19043 STEDWICK DR -
9943 FOREST VIEW PL - 18905 WHETSTONE CIR - concerning the application
Miscellaneous, AWM Gutter Guard, A process? Watch the ArB Ap-
19043 STEDWICK DR - 19125 N PIKE CREEK PL - plication Video to better un-
20253 DARLINGTON DR
Replacement Patio Door, A Garage Door, A derstand the process of ap-
- Patio, A
19043 STEDWICK DR - 18908 DIARY RD - plying for exterior changes.
20161 DARLINGTON DR -
Storm Door, A Replacement Windows, A The architectural standards
Replacement Siding, A
19109 STEDWICK DR - 9424 ELGER MILL RD - video shows the entire applica-
9923 MAPLE LEAF DR -
Walkway, AWM Replacement Patio Door, A tion process and offers many
Vinyl Siding, AWM
20420 SHADOW OAK CT 19024 OXCART PL - Roof, A helpful tips for a successful
- Downspout/Gutter, AWM submission.
20420 SHADOW OAK CT - Village guidelines are list-
Trim, AWM Community Criteria for exterior features ed by subject matter and cover
numerous items often inquired
20605 DUBOIS CT - Patio, A on all homes in Montgomery Village is about—everything from attic
fans to window replacements.
20412 HIGHLAND HALL
DR - House Addition Resub- available online. These Village-wide guidelines
offer important information
mit 2, A when considering new mate-
19 STRATH HAVEN CT - rials and items within one’s
Fence, A property. They are an invalu-
20582 STRATH HAVEN
DR - Replacement Patio Door,
Visit able resource in the application
process along with your com-
20819 ASPENWOOD LN -
www.montgomery munity’s criteria.
If you need to contact Archi-
Replacement Windows, A
9409 VINEYARD HAVEN
village.com tectural Standards personnel,
choose “Inside MVF” from the
DR - Shed, PEND green menu bar, “Architectural
Standards,” and then “Contact
Architectural Standards Staff.”
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 11
take security measures to protect your home
Use the tips below to help seCUrity liGHts take pride in your ing condition. Replace missing will be considered upon sub-
keep your home and family • Security lights should be or broken glass globes, and mission of an application.
safe from common crimes. installed under the eaves. home maintain the exterior lights at
Residents are reminded that all times.
• Security lights should not
any exterior modification to DeCorative oBjeCts Hanging or draped wires
replace the original entrance
their home must be approved iN yarD—soMetiMes HoUse NUMBers must be well secured and con-
• All house numbers must cealed. Wires should not cross
by the Architectural Review • Exterior lights can be less is More
be visible at all times according the house siding.
Board before work begins. replaced with a similar style Choose decorative yard
to the Montgomery County
Property Improvement Re- and color light with motion items, lights, planters, bird
Fire Code. Prune trees or bush- Your questions and con-
quest forms are available at sensors. feeders, borders, etc. propor-
es that are concealing house cerns may be beneficial for
the MVF office, 10120 Apple tionately with the size of your
Ridge Road, or online at www. seCUrity CaMeras front, side or rear yards.
numbers from street view. other residents in the com-
• Security cameras and oth- Replace missing, hanging or munity. Send any questions to
er security equipment may be WiNDoWs broken numbers. Mitra Shojaei, MVF compliance
HoUse NUMBers considered based on the loca- • Treat your windows as • Requests for additional administrator at mshojaei@mvf.
• Numbers should be clear- tion and size of the camera(s). the eyes of your house. Replace locations of house numbers org.
ly visible from street. any broken windows or torn
• Numbers can be either seCUrity screens. Maintain window
black, brass, or silver in color. storM Doors grids where applicable. Add to
• Numbers should be on
contrasting backgrounds (light
• The replacement of an
existing storm door with a se-
the curb appeal by using taste-
ful window treatments.
tell us your story
on dark or dark on light). curity door may be considered, Do you have an interesting life story that you
• Entrance numbers should provided the security door FeNCe aND Gates
•Each Montgomery Village think the community should know, or know
be illuminated by an exterior is painted to match the front
light. door color. community has a specific fence someone who does?
• Replace any missing num- and gate design and color. Let us know! E-mail
privaCy FeNCes Inspect your fence and gate
bers with the same size and • All Village communities firstname.lastname@example.org or
color numbers. often to check missing, rotted
• Stick-on numbers should
have standard fence crite- wood boards or the condition call the Foundation
ria, including style and color. of the paint.
not be used. Please refer to specific com-
munity criteria on the MVF exterior liGHts ext. 2331.
website, www.montgomery • All exterior light fixtures
village.com. on the front, side or rear of the
house must be in good work-
MVF’s community association managers address residents’ concerns with community
property and homes corporation or condominium association. 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, Montgomery
Village, Md 20886; or fax them to 301-990-7071.
Residents often ask what • Electricity for the street - Financial services, in-
their types of services their lights and path lights cluding monthly financial
assessments cover. Here is a • Sidewalk maintenance statements, payment of bills
brief overview of the services and replacement and assistance with invest-
provided for MVF-managed • Path maintenance and ments;
associations: replacement - Covenant enforcement,
• Unified trash removal • Maintenance of gazebos, including property inspections,
services tot lots, fences, flowerbeds, vehicle inspections and report-
• Street paving and main- docks, bridges ing of code violations;
tenance • Monument and entry sign - Administrative support
• Storm drain cleaning and
maintenance and flowers
• Community mailings and
to answer resident questions,
follow up on problems, at-
St a & Sp
15 OFF %
• Mowing and maintenance flyers tend monthly board meetings,
of community greenspaces • Street and curb painting develop budgets and reserve
•Beef and Seafood
• Tree maintenance, prun- • Litter pickup studies, administer contracts, Restaurant
ing, removal and replacement • Community management process bills, and work to
•75 Item Salad Bar
• Snow removal
• Street light and path light
- Assessment collection,
ensure that all of the associa-
tion’s business is performed in Lunch or Dinner •Banquet Facilities
maintenance and repair including mailing of the cou- compliance with the governing Not valid with other promotions
pons and reminder notices; documents. or parties over 6. Not valid on
holidays. 15% gratuity will be 7 dalamar Street
added to full amount of check, (off Rt. 355 near fairgrounds)
Expires June 30, 2010
12 Friday, May 21, 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.
north Village View
eaSt Village echo
by the North Village Board of 560-square feet of sidewalks the streets. Our parks represent
spring—a busy time of year
Directors within North Village. The areas hundreds of thousand of dollars by David Cline For one item alone, pruning
Now that we are well into being repaired are the cracks of investment with playground trees, $30,000 is budgeted.
Spring is the time of year
the spring season, there are vis- and other damaged surfac- equipment, basketball courts This doesn't count major tree
when nature awakens from its
ible signs that maintenance ac- es that represent the greatest and greenspace. The parks are damage from storms. Another
slumber and spreads pollen
tivities are on the upswing. Our safety risk to pedestrians and designed for recreation, where item is greenspace repair with
over everything. If you suf-
maintenance contractor has bicycle traffic. our streets are not. a line item of $8,000. Street
fer from allergies, you don't
been hard at work with mow- We would also like to thank Other hazards to watch sign repair and replacement
need to be told that spring
ing and fertilizing the common those residents who have taken out for this spring are rabid can cost $4,000, and painting
has arrived in full force. And
areas of our community and action based on our earlier ar- animals. A suspected rabid streets and curbs can cost an-
who hasn't washed the pollen
there are signs everywhere that ticle and are using their garages raccoon was sighted stumbling other $3,000.
off their car and the next day
residents are getting out and and driveways for parking their around North Village this past Entry signs require painting
found a green film covering
making improvements to their cars, rather than parking them week and the Montgomery and planting around them and
it? It's a busy time, and every-
properties. The maintenance on the street or on a neighbor’s County Animal Control Unit potentially could cost $12,000.
one is paying more attention
contractor has marked various lawn. This certainly improves was called to the scene. If you Fence repair, trash pick-up,
to their yards and neighbor-
trees for removal and will be the appearance of our neigh- see any animal acting in a and tot lot repairs can add up
removing trees based on safety borhood. strange fashion, stay away from to over $5,000. Then there's the
It's also a time when main-
priorities. We cannot afford to Along with the nice spring it and call animal control. Since electric bill. Let's add $44,000
tenance items consume a
remove all of the marked trees weather come a few hazards of North Village is bordered by for Pepco to keep the street
large portion of East Village's
immediately because of the outdoor activities, particularly densely treed areas, we are lights on our streets shining.
budget. For instance, at our
shortfall in our maintenance for children. Children are now often visited by a number of How much is budgeted
April 20 board meeting, Presi-
budget. This shortfall is due to walking, playing and biking wild animals including deer, for maintenance for 2010?
dent Kevin Linck reported
the extremely high cost of snow in the streets. We must all be raccoons, opossum, rabbits, $301,600. Of course, unex-
that a major maintenance and
removal this past winter and aware of these little ones as we squirrels and maybe an oc- pected things happen, but East
cleanup is underway in East
lack of income from unpaid as- drive through North Village. casional fox. It is a good idea Village is in solid financial
Village from the winter bliz-
sessments. The annual Private Please drive slowly (25 mph or to avoid contact with any wild shape with its reserves so we
zards with tree work and lawn
Property Maintenance (PPM) less) on our streets. We often animal that wanders into your can weather storms that go
repair getting most of the labor.
inspections of North Village are see drivers racing through our neighborhood. beyond what is budgeted.
To help offset the costs to the
almost complete. If you receive community, and heaven help The next board meeting At its May 18 board meet-
winter storms, East Village
a letter in the next few weeks any small child or animal that of the North Village Board of ing, East Village directors ap-
submitted an application for
pointing out maintenance is- is in the way. Remember that Directors is 7 p.m. on Monday, pointed a budget committee.
funds to be covered by the Fed-
sues, please understand that it these are residential streets, June 21, in the North Creek In July, the board will have its
eral Emergency Management
is a gentle reminder of things not highways, and children Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead first review of the 2011 budget.
Agency (FEMA) for emergency
that you should take care of to and animals may not see you Road. In September, it'll publish in
repair of the December 2009
preserve your own property coming. Children should also the Village News a draft 2011
investment and to maintain the do their part in making our north Village View: for resi- budget. It will be vital that
dents of essex Place, Highland Money is always on the top
overall community appearance. community safer. Children residents make comments on
Hall, Mcrory, Perry Place, Pic- of everyone's list, and that's
In another maintenance ac- are encouraged to use our two the budget. After all, it's your
ton, Pleasant ridge and salem’s especially true for homes cor-
tivity, the board of directors parks for play activity and not money and the board wants
grant. porations like East Village.
is initiating concrete repairs to This is an important time of the your input. In November, the
year when communities start board will then approve the
patton ridge report planning for the next fiscal 2011 budget and set assess-
year. It takes several months to ment rates.
Board to consider bylaw changes prepare, publish and approve
a budget. Boards of directors east Village echo: for residents
by the Patton Ridge Board of and expensive. Legal costs are ways, residents are encouraged commonly use their current of the downs, the reach, the
Directors estates, essex Place ii, Candle
paid from assessments collected to attend. budget and look for guidance
ridge, gablefield, glenbrooke,
The Montgomery Village News from all homeowners. Thus, from prior years.
those of you who maintain your
e-Mail list So what are some of the
Meadowgate, Ashford, Holly
has included multiple articles in Residents who have not Pointe and wethersfield.
recent weeks about the financial homes and pay your assess- items on which we spend large
previously expressed interest
state of our community. The ments on time are subsidizing and small sums of money?
in receiving Patton Ridge e-mail
“Patton Ridge Report” has not those who do not. The Patton
may do so by sending an e-mail
been an exception to this trend. Ridge Board of Directors is
to firstname.lastname@example.org. There
The winter storms devastated considering bylaw changes
is no need to include a subject
our budget and will require us that would enable us to be re-
or message in your e-mail. You
to use reserve funds to cover imbursed for attorney’s fees for
will then receive an acknowl-
some cleanup costs. The weak successful legal cases brought
edgement of receipt that asks
economy continues to hurt em- by Patton Ridge against a ho-
you to reply in order to confirm
ployment and property values. meowner. Any change to the
your participation. You will not
Assessment delinquencies con- bylaws requires a vote by the
be asked to provide your name
tinue at an all-time record, thus
robbing us of planned income.
Patton Ridge homeowners. You
will be hearing more about this
or address. Please encourage for A basket of new fresh items creates
your neighbors to sign up for three new LEDO recipes!
Too many homeowners are not process as we get closer to final-
our steadily growing list.
maintaining their properties, izing the proposed changes.
White Crab Caprese Pizza
resulting in the assessment of Next MeetiNG Patton ridge report: for resi- LEDO Crab Ravioli
multiple fines. Currently, the The next meeting of the dents of Arrowhead, Fairway LEDO Crab and Artichoke Dip
only way we can force reluctant islands, Fairidge, greentee i, ii,
board of directors will be on
homeowners to pay such fines Tuesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in Highfield and Partridge Place
is through court action. Such the North Creek Board Room, i and ii.
procedures are time consuming 20125 Arrowhead Road. As al- 19200 Montgomery Village Avenue (in the Village Shopping Center)
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 13
South Village SceneS northgate newS
the board doesn’t do spring 2010 updates
anything—who else can we by Jane L. Hatch Sarbanes-Oxley (a law that
required new and enhanced
article goes to press.
Finally, the Montgomery
Northgate’s 2009 audit was
call? presented to the board at the accounting standards for pub-
lic companies, management
Village Foundation (MVF)
Board of Directors asked
by the South Village Board of neighborhood, and deteriorat- May meeting by Howard A.
Directors ing common areas. The direc- Goldklang, president and and public accounting firms), Northgate to comment on the
tor urged the homeowner to founder of the association’s Northgate and other asso- Village’s draft transportation
A couple of weeks ago, a ciations Goldklang audits are policy. This policy will be voted
member of the South Village report these problems to SV’s auditing firm, Goldklang, Ca-
management agent, TMGA, vanaugh & Associates. Gold- “being held to the standards on by the MVF board at their
(SV) Board of Directors was of a publicly traded company.” May meeting.
walking her dog in Lake Whet- but received the response that klang has over 35 years of
“it doesn’t matter, nothing ever specialized experience in com- Northgate once again re- Northgate has long opposed
stone Park when she encoun- ceived a clean audit. Receiving the portion of the policy that
tered two other homeowners, happens.” The board is fully munity association financial,
aware that it appears that way, auditing and tax services. a clean audit is the basic pre- encourages widening of Wight-
also walking their dogs. As scription for any well-managed man Road, due to the negative
they chatted, the homeowners but residents should know that Mr. Goldklang is active in
the board does take action but is the auditing of condominiums organization. Goldklang’s impact on Overlea and The
brought up several topics of dis- audit report affirms that North- Points. In keeping with that, the
content. The first had to do with circumscribed by the constraints and community associations.
placed upon it by the covenants He is a founder and a past pres- gate’s financial statements are board approved the following
the proposed capital transfer presented fairly and are in motion at the April meeting:
fee. As seems to be a common and therefore must proceed ident of the Washington Met-
via prescribed steps. Residents ropolitan Chapter of the Com- conformity with generally ac- “Move to oppose the pro-
misconception, the homeown- cepted accounting principles. posed MVF Transportation
ers thought that they would with major complaints can go munity Associations Institute
to the website above, and click (CAI). On CAI’s national level, For the past two decades, at Policy with regard to the wid-
have to pay the fee. The director a minimum, Northgate has ening of Wightman and Gos-
explained that the fee would be on “Housing/Property Issues.” he is current chair of the audit
This page will give you direc- committee, and past president consistently received a clean hen Roads. Furthermore, the
levied only on new home buy- opinion of its financial state- Northgate Homes Corpora-
ers as part of the closing costs tions as to where to go with a and past treasurer of the board
complaint, and when necessary, of trustees. Goldklang is the ments. tion supports the positions of
and would only be one-tenth of Northgate was slightly un- other homes corporations with
one percent of the gross selling the appropriate forms to fill out. author of CAI’s report “The
For example, to report misuse of Role of the Association Trea- der its operating budget in 2009 respect to roads that directly
price of the subject real property, as a result of belt-tightening impact their communities.”
e.g., $200 on a house selling for community property or to com- surer,” co-editor and one of the
plain about the general appear- authors of the CAI report “A measures and concerns about The board’s opposition to
$200,000. Although the hom- the economy. Replacement widening Goshen Road is
eowners were relieved to hear ance of community property, Guide to Replacement Reserve
contact TMGA either by phone Funds and Long-Term Reserve reserves were fully funded. in support of the Whetstone
that current homeowners were Also at the May meeting, the Homes Corporation, which
not being charged, the director (301-948-6666) or by clicking Funding,” and is contributing
on “SVHC Agent” and filing a financial editor to CAI’s maga- board approved over $6,000 supports Northgate on Wight-
also pointed out that the capital from concrete and storm drain man Road. A special thank
transfer fee was proposed by report online. Be as specific and zine, Common Ground. He is
as informative as possible—the a member of CAI's Property reserves to resolve several you to Whetstone for that as-
the Montgomery Village Foun- drainage problems in Overlea, sistance!
dation (MVF), not SV, and that location of the problem, a de- Management Development
scription of the problem, the Program Faculty. Mr. Gold- as well as additional funds to We hope to be back in two
all SV homeowners wishing to repair a storm-damaged side- weeks with more news.
express their opinion on the pro- identity of the perpetrator (if klang is licensed in the Com-
any or if known), etc. For archi- monwealth of Virginia, the walk in Apple Ridge.
posed fee should contact Jane The Apple Ridge tot lot northgate news: for residents
Wilder, SV’s rep to the MVF. tectural violations, the appropri- District of Columbia and the
states of Delaware, Maryland and seating areas will receive of Apple ridge, dorsey's re-
A second issue raised was the ate recipient of the complaint is gard, McKendree i & ii, over-
the MVF Architectural Review and North Carolina. a good cleaning soon, as will
matter of SV’s enforcement of the Overlea sign at Wightman lea, the Points, shadow oak
the regulations involving pickup Board (click on “Contact MVF”). Goldklang reiterated to and williams range.
At the top of the complaint the board that, as a result Road. In other news, entry sign
trucks and commercial vehicles. plantings are being done as this
It is true that the board is crack- food chain is the county, third of the trickle-down effect of
ing down on these violations on the “Housing/Property Is-
of the parking regulations. For sues” page, with two links: the whetStone watch
those residents a little hazy on Montgomery County Office of
the rules, pickup trucks are per-
mitted to overnight in SV only
Housing Code Enforcement
(DCHE) and the Montgomery
Fios, maintenance, budget top agenda
if their beds are completely cov- County Police (MCP). For issues by Sharon Cranford On May 12, Aimee Winegar dead/dying trees to add to
ered by hard caps or taut vinyl involving deteriorating struc- On May 10, community and board member Debby Ver- its list for removal. Red oaks
tarpaulins. Commercial vehicles tures, safety problems, sanita- manager Aimee Winegar and million and I met with Gene have been planted now and
are prohibited from parking tion or too many residents in Whetstone board member Ed Gopenko of the Montgomery other varieties of trees will be
overnight in SV under any cir- one dwelling, contact DCHE. In Stennett and I met with a Ve- County Department of Envi- planted in the fall.
cumstances. For detailed infor- many instances, you will want rizon representative to finalize ronmental Protection to dis- At its May meeting, the
mation on the vehicle parking to contact MCP as well, which the layout for the FiOS instal- cuss the continued subsidence board approved and funded a
regulations, please see page 19 of is also the correct recipient for lation in Lakeside, the Ridges of the lake shore path. Scott design for enhanced plantings
the Homeowner Handbook un- complaints involving noise, and Goshenside of Whetstone. Gole of Montgomery Village at the Montgomery Village
der “Homeowner Documents” domestic disputes, drug activity As much as possible, FiOS will Foundation’s Department of Avenue entrance. We would
on the SV website, www.south or violence. be installed on greenspace Parks, Recreation and Culture like to thank John Driscoll,
villagetimes.info (if you don’t The board of directors would behind houses. Where there is attended representing MVF. Whetstone board member and
have a computer, contact The like to know whenever you file no greenspace, the installation Pam Bort and Joe and Jeannie a professional horticulturalist,
Management Group Associ- a complaint with anyone other will be done in front yards. We Pizzonia of South Village at- for his beautiful design and
ates (TMGA) at 301-948-6666 than itself or the management are doing everything possible tended to discuss issues affect- his generous offer of plantings
for a hard copy of the hand- agent. The more resources that to make the installation as in- ing Lake Whetstone’s shoreline at cost. We will be calling on
book). Many people feel that the can be brought to bear on a prob- conspicuous as possible. near South Village. The three volunteers to help with the
parking regulations are unfair lem, the faster that problem may Right now, it looks as if entities—Whetstone, South planting.
and have the effect of driving be resolved to everyone’s satis- Verizon will not be finished Village and MVF—are work- The Whetstone board has
hardworking and concerned faction. And we always want before October. This is a very ing together to resolve issues also begun preparing its 2011
residents out of our community, to hear from our residents. The complicated process and we involving Lake Whetstone. budget under the leadership of
but they are what they are. The next meeting of the SV Board of want to make sure it is done Think strength in numbers. Treasurer Brian Clark. The list
parking regulations remain a Directors will be on Wednesday, correctly. Due to the late com- Thanks go to Courts of Whet- of options may be found on the
topic of discussion for the board. May 26, at 7:30 p.m., in the North pletion of Verizon’s work, we stone resident and professional Whetstone web page by going
One homeowner also re- Creek Board Room, 20125 Ar- do not anticipate doing any engineer Bob Shewmaker for to www.montgomeryvillage.com
marked on how, being the re- rowhead Road. path repaving or concrete work his continued monitoring of and looking under “Communi-
cipient of board enforcement in 2010. the lake shore path’s subsid- ties.” Your feedback would be
action on his vehicle, he found it south Village scenes: for resi- As an aside, I was main- ence. greatly appreciated.
particularly galling that he saw dents of Center stage, dock- The Whetstone Mainte-
tenance chair during the re-
side, grover's Forge, Hamptons, nance Committee, led by Ed whetstone watch: for residents
so many other violations in SV paving of Whetstone about a
Millrace, nathan's Hill and Stennett, held its monthly in- of the Courts, goshenside,
that were not being enforced. He walker's Choice. dozen years ago and it was a
specifically pointed out obvious spection on May 19. Currently Lakeside and the ridges of
piece of cake compared to the
the committee is looking for whetstone.
architectural and structural de- FiOS installation.
ficiencies of homes, dangerous
conduct by individuals in the
14 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
Maryland place MeSSageS Stedwick SignalS
a year in review (part two of Winter storms are over, summer storms are
two) on the way
by the Stedwick Board of insurance and medical records, ate to a shelter, be prepared to
by Bill Holcomb, President, CriMe Directors bank account numbers, social make separate arrangements for
Board of Directors Maryland Place has been
The last of the snow has security card, and documenta- your pets.
This is the second of two very fortunate during the past tion of your valuables • During emergencies, banks
years to have very little crime. melted—finally—and now
articles regarding Maryland may be a good time to prepare • Toys and books and ATMs may be closed. Keep
Place activities. However, crime is increas- • Tools—keep a small tool a small amount of cash for emer-
ing throughout Montgomery for summer storms. The Mary-
private property land Emergency Management set with you during the storm gencies.
County and especially in the • Pet care items—includ- • Your friends and family
MaiNteNaNCe Gaithersburg/Montgomery Agency has provided the fol-
lowing useful information: ing proper identification, im- may not be able to reach you
The board’s new policy Village and Germantown areas. munization records, a supply during an emergency. Develop
called Private Property Main- We must be ever alert, looking prepare a sUpply of food and water, a carrier or a plan before the emergency and
tenance (PPM) was continued. out for cars and people that kit—CHeCk it every cage, medications, and muzzle let your family know where you
The goal of this policy is to im- roam around Maryland Place and leash will be.
prove the safety, health, beauty late at night, as well as watch- MoNtH or tWo
• Water—have at least three • And remember to keep • If the lights go out, use a
and welfare of Maryland Place. ing for possible drug activity vehicle fuel tanks filled flash light rather than candles as
Through its implementation, around our community. Crime gallons per person
• Food—at least enough for a light source. Candles increase
the board hopes to work coop- is increasing. More assaults DiD yoU kNoW … the risk of fire.
eratively with residents ensur- on people are taking place in three days; include nonperish- • Flood damage from rising
ing that private properties in Montgomery Village and in able packaged or canned food water is not usually covered stay alert
Maryland Place are properly areas around Maryland Place. and juices; food for infants or by homeowner's insurance. Do Staying alert is your best
maintained, thus keeping our If anyone is interested in the elderly; snack foods; a non- not assume that it is included in preparation. A storm watch is-
home values up. PPM focuses Neighborhood Watch, please electric can opener; cooking your policy. Check with your sued for your area means that
on exterior maintenance of contact our community man- tools; paper plates and plastic insurer. you could experience storm
private dwelling units and ager, Susan Kirkland at 301- utensils • Making your home more conditions within 36 hours. A
landscaping and yard mainte- 948-7080. • Clothing—include season- disaster resistant can prevent storm warning indicates that
nance. There are inspections al or rain gear and sturdy shoes the need to evacuate and can you could experience severe
throughout the year and when FiNaNCes • Blankets and pillows reduce damages. Check your conditions within 24 hours.
violations are found and not The board meets each year in • Special items for babies roof, gutters and downspouts For more information, visit
corrected, monetary penalties July to prepare the annual bud- and the elderly to ensure that they are clear of the Federal Emergency Manage-
of $150 and up may be assessed. get. The Maryland Place Homes • Toiletries and hygiene obstructions. Cut back trees on ment Agency’s Hurricane Pre-
Corporation (MPHC) budget items your property so that they are paredness Guide online at www.
verizoN Fios goes from January to December. • Moist wipes not near your house. Remem- fema.gov/library/hurricaf.htm.
Verizon introduced FiOS I thank those on the board who • Flashlight and batteries ber that you have the author-
to Maryland Place this past assist in preparing the budget. • Radio—battery operated ity to remove branches from stedwick signals: for residents of
year. They began in December As everyone knows, prices keep • Cash trees planted on community Club Hill, Clusters of stedwick i,
and completed their basic in- going up each year. Those costs • Keys—have an extra set of property when they cross your ii, iii, Forest Brooke, Frenchton
stallation before the January/ include, weekly trash collection, home and car keys property line. Place, ridges of stedwick and
February snowstorms. Most of lawn maintenance, electricity • Important documents in a • Many public shelters do the Heights.
the digging took place behind for the street lights, MVF mana- waterproof container, including not allow pets. If you evacu-
the houses on Maryland Place gerial costs for MPHC, legal
common property. fees, inspection services and
vandalism. That is why each eaStgate expreSS
year we must raise assessment
rates. Also, because of the eco-
nomic problems the country is
eastgate reflects on 2009
seeing, we have to write off the by Mary Helen Amery insurance and trash contracts other information you have.
assessments people did not pay for lower rates, added funds If you can report the incident
BoarD oF to Eastgate’s reserve accounts as it is happening that is more
when they lost their homes due
to bankruptcy or abandonment. DireCtors MeetiNG and the continuation of our productive. Please remember,
This has amounted to $2,893 The Eastgate Board of Di- private property maintenance Eastgate does not have any
(April 2009 to March 2010). The rectors met for its regularly program. The board put out a police powers. If a criminal act
number of delinquencies has scheduled meeting May 11, request for community mem- is occurring, you must call the
increased in 2009 compared to which was also the evening bers to serve. Board members Montgomery County Police. If
2008. Although the majority of of the annual meeting. During serve rotating three-year terms the police are not called, they
these delinquencies are resi- the board meeting, directors and meet every other month— do not know what is happen-
dents who are either one or two reviewed the financial state- only six meetings each year! If ing and find it more difficult to
quarters behind in their pay- ments and maintenance issues, you have a few hours every do their jobs.
ments, most of them continue including painting the firelanes other month to serve your The non-emergency number
to pay but at a later time. This and parking spaces in some community, please contact for the Montgomery County
shadows our budget process, Eastgate communities, and our community manager at the Police is 301-279-8000. You can
because we cannot foresee how looking at a lighting review number below. also contact the police online
many of these may become in The Mews and Wood Edge. During a question and an- at www.montgomerycountymd.
write-offs. The board also elected of- swer period, Eastgate resi- gov/police. It also helps for you
So, it is imperative that each ficers for the next year: Mary dents and the board were able to follow up your call with a
of us in Maryland Place do Helen Amery, president; Jef- to discuss particular issues notification to our community
everything we can to keep our frey Amtmann, vice president; including safety, light main- manager about the behavior
costs down, for instance in trash and Carl Paperiello, treasurer. tenance, neighborhood watch you witnessed.
problems and vandalism. It also reaffirmed all of East- opportunities and more. This is Now you’re up-to-date on
gate’s policies. The policies a great way for the directors to Eastgate!
FUtUre aCtivities are available on the Eastgate learn about particular concerns Residents who have ques-
As indicated in a recent portion of the MVF website. in our community and address tions or comments about
flyer to all residents, the WSSC any issues that arise. Eastgate should contact the
will be replacing water pipes aNNUal MeetiNG community manager at 301-
throughout Maryland Place May 11 was also the East- otHer CoNCerNs 948-0110, ext. 2327 or e-mail,
later this year. This will in- gate Annual Meeting. Some We can’t say it enough, but
clude digging up several streets of the accomplishments of the if you have safety or crime
throughout the community. past year include a successful concerns, please report them to eastgate express: for residents
community picnic in May 2009, the police and Eastgate’s com- of Charlesgate, Hickory grove,
MpHC the first Eastgate National munity manager. When report- Kings Point, the Meadows, the
This concludes our annual Night Out party in August, ing an issue, please include a Mews, ridgefield and woods
report. Please watch the Village tree pruning in Charlesgate, tot specific date, time, location, de- edge.
News for further articles on lot renovations in Charlesgate scription of the event and any
what and how Maryland Place and Ridgefield, renegotiated
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 15
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16 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
South Valley Park
Sunday evenings • June 6 to Aug. 29
6 to 7:30 p.m.
June 6 U.S. Navy Band “Commodores” (Jazz)
June 13 Oasis (Caribbean Band)
June 20 Montgomery Village Community Band (Show Tunes/Marches)
June 27 Bele Bele Rhythm Collective
July 4 No concert
July 11 Crimestoppers (Rock/Blues)
July 18 Flow Circus (Juggling and Magic)
July 25 Radio King Orchestra (Swing—dancing encouraged)
Aug. 1 Raindate
Aug. 8 Now This - Improv (Improvisation)
Aug. 15 U.S. Navy Band “Country Current” (Country/Bluegrass)
Aug. 22 Raindate
Aug. 29 U.S. Navy Band “Cruisers” (Contemporary/Pop)
Parking is available behind Watkins Mill Elementary School on Watkins Mill Road. Handicapped parking is available at the site
by prior arrangement; call 301-948-0110 before 5 p.m. the Friday before the concert to make arrangements. In case of rain,
call 301-948-0110, ext. 2334 after 5 p.m. for cancellation information.
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 17
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First, second and third place winners will be selected in the following categories:
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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 e-mail 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 e-mailed to email@example.com. Be sure to include your property address, name and telephone number
in the e-mail. Write GARDEN CONTEST in the subject line.
• The Montgomery Village News reserves the right to take additional photos of properties entered into the contest.
• All photographs become the property of the Montgomery Village News.
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18 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
it's swim team season ... here's how to dive in 37th annual all-Comers swim
Village swim teams provide
one of the perennial favorite
rent activity card along when
registering for any of the swim
Choice West, Thomas Choice
Condominium, Center Court,
summer activities for Village teams to verify your Village Center Stage, Christopher You don’t have to be a mem- are $1 per event. All entries are
children ages 5 through 18 as residency. Court, Heron's Cove, Nor- ber of a swim team to partici- due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday,
of July 1, 2010 whose families mandie-on-the-Lake I and II, pate in the All-Comers Swim June 9. Late entries are $2 per
have current Montgomery Vil-
WHetstoNe WHales Park Place I and II and Walker's Meet on Saturday, June 12 at event and will be accepted at
registration information: North Creek Pool. Swimmers the MVF office through Friday,
lage Foundation activity cards. Choice.
Ongoing, visit www.whetstone ages 6 to 18 can compete. Warm June 11.
Who swims on which team?
Different Village communities
whales.com NortH Creek up is from 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.; For additional information,
Ages: 4 through 18-years- NeptUNes the meet starts at 8 a.m. Awards call the Montgomery Village
are assigned to different teams.
old registration: See contact will be given for 1st through Foundation at 301-948-0110.
Fee: $95 first child, $75 sec- persons 12th place finishes for ages 6 to The rain date for the All-Com-
households that pay a quar-
ond child, $60 each additional Location: North Creek Com- 12 and 1st through 6th place fin- ers Swim Meet is Sunday,
terly assessment for pools and
child. Additional $5 registra- munity Center, 20125 Arrow- ishes for ages 13 to 18. Entries June 13.
community centers—are listed
tion fee (per family) and fund- head Road
here. Also, "buy-in" communi-
raiser fee or fundraiser buyout Ages: 4½ (or 4 as of
ties are listed. These are com-
munities where property own-
ers do not pay the Designated
Ice Cream Social on Friday,
Jan. 1, 2010) through 18-years-
May 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Do you want to be the next on the first day of class if you
User Assessment to the MVF Fee: $95, first child, $85 sec-
Whetstone Community Center, Serena Williams or Roger are interested.
for the use of pools owned and ond child, $75 each additional
19140 Brooke Grove Court Federer? Or maybe you just Classes are taught at the
operated by the Foundation, child
Contact Persons: Jacquie want to be active. Professional North Creek Tennis Courts by
but pay instead to swim in a Contact Persons: Barbra
Hogan (firstname.lastname@example.org) tennis instructor Ski Aller can Ski Aller. Private and group
pool owned by a condominium Kuhn (thekuhnfamily6@verizon.
or Susan Young (susan@young get you started with the USA lessons and tennis machine
or rental community. Families net) or Dave Lechner (dave@
spa.com) 1-2-3 program that is up and drill times are offered as well.
who live in these communities lechnersonline.com)
The Whetstone Swim Team running now. Tennis is a fun, Review the summer recreation
and have children who wish The North Creek Swim
is for families in the following life-long activity that promotes guide at www.montgomery
to join a Village swim team Team is for families in the fol-
communities: Dockside, Fair- fitness, decision making and village.com for pricing and
can purchase a special swim lowing communities: Apple
way Islands, Grovers Forge, strategizing skills. times.
team membership for $35 per Ridge, Arrowhead, Dorseys
The Hamptons, Maryland Lessons are for youth to Because classes are con-
family which provides access Regard, Essex Place, Fairidge,
Place, Millrace, Nathans Hill, adult, starting from basic to ducted on outdoor tennis
to MVF pools for swim team Greentee, Highfield, Highland
Poplar Spring, Whetstone, Club advanced techniques. Partici- courts, rain dates are made
activities only. Hall, McKendree, McRory,
Hill, Clubside, Clusters I, II, pants are responsible for bring- up the week after the last class
Family buy-in costs are Overlea, Partridge Place, Perry
and III, Forest Brooke, French- ing their own racquets, water on the same scheduled day
$287.28 per year, which entitles Place, Pleasant Ridge, Points,
ton Place, Heights, and Ridges and appropriate footwear. and time.
an entire family to use any of Salems Grant, Shadow Oak,
of Stedwick. MVF has a limited number of Contact Lindsay Noller at
the Foundation's seven pools and Williams Range.
"Buy-in" communities in- racquets available to loan, so 301-948-0110, ext. 2367 or e-
for the entire summer. lake MarioN lasers please inform the instructor mail email@example.com with any
clude: Horizon Run, Thom-
Be sure to bring your cur- registration days and time: questions.
as Choice Gardens, Thomas
Friday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m.;
Ice Cream Social Saturday,
May 29, 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Lake Marion Have fun learning
Community Center, 8821 East
Village Avenue improvisational comedy
Ages: 5 to 18-years-old. Tickle your friends and family’s funny bones with improv
Fee: $100 first child, $90 sec- comedy. In this one-night workshop, we’ll introduce the fun-
ond child, $75 each additional damentals of improv comedy popularized by the well-known
child show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” We will learn to create
Contact Person: Roberta spontaneous and comedic scenes in a fun and supportive envi-
McIntyre (71154.257@verizon. ronment. We’ll also discuss how basic improv techniques can
net) or Grace Kopp (gracek76@ help in your personal and professional lives. Plan to attend the
comcast.net) workshop on Monday, June 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Stedwick
The Lake Marion Swim Community Center, 10401 Stedwick Road. Pre-registration is
Team is for families who live in: required. For more information, call 301-948-0110.
East Village, Eastgate or Picton.
adult zumba®—find out what Looking for a tennis part- To join the tennis ladder,
basketball everyone is talking about ner? Join the new Montgom-
ery Village tennis ladder!
com and choose “Montgomery
This is a great way to stay The Zumba® program fuses Arrowhead Road, from 6 to Montgomery Village’s on- Village Tennis Ladder” from
in shape! Maintain your bas- hypnotic Latin rhythms and 7 p.m. In addition, there is a line tennis ladder offers a the “Recreation & Events”
ketball skills and stay fit! Play easy-to-follow moves to create Saturday class available at great way to meet tennis play- menu.
pickup-style basketball at the a one-of-a-kind fitness pro- Stedwick Community Center, ing neighbors and make new For more information, con-
Lake Marion Community Cen- gram that will blow you away. 10401 Stedwick Road, from 9 friends. Players register on tact Lindsay Noller at 301-
ter gym, 8821 East Village The routines feature interval to 10 a.m. Program cost is $72 the website and contact each 948-0110, ext. 2367, or e-mail
Avenue. This program is held training sessions where fast for once a week and $130 for other to “challenge” players firstname.lastname@example.org.
on Wednesday evenings from and slow rhythms and resis- twice a week. Drop-in fee is to a match, which must be
8:30 to 10 p.m. from June 9 to tance training are combined $10. For more information, call played within ten days. The
July 14. Sign up today for only to tone and sculpt your body 301-948-0110, ext. 2334. highest number of wins takes
$22 for residents and $32 for while burning fat. Add some the top spot.
non-residents. To register, call Latin flavor and international Ladders have been set
301-948-0110. zest into the mix and you've up for Men’s Singles, Men’s
got a Zumba® class! Doubles, Women’s Singles,
Summer sessions begin Women’s Doubles and Mixed
on Wednesday, June 23. Doubles. Play is best out of
Classes meet Mondays at Lake three sets per the standard
Marion Community Center, United States Tennis Associa-
8821 East Village Avenue, and tion rules.
Wednesdays at North Creek
Community Center, 20125
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 19
Health workshops from a learn to
holistic approach swim at MvF Coming soon ...
You can explore the ben-
efits of holistic, healthy living
focuses on discovering ana-
through several upcoming tomical body mapping cor- MVF offers swim instruc-
workshops. respondences which are lo- tion for all ages at various
thai for two/Couples cated on the feet. This simple sites in the Village. No matter
Massage, taught by a licensed technique can help reduce your age or skill level, MVF
massage therapist, is an on- stress and promote whole swim instructors are ready to
the-floor clothed bodywork body benefit. Couples should help you learn or brush up on
technique. Couples should register together. This work- your swimming strokes. Tiny
register together. This one- shop will meet on Monday, tots, youth, teens and adults
session workshop meets June 7 and Monday, June 14 from can find a class to meet their
Friday, June 4 or Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lake Marion needs. Swim lessons are open
June 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Community Center, 8821 East to non-residents at a higher
at North Creek Community Village Avenue. The cost is $65 fee. Call 301-948-0110 for spe-
Center, 20125 Arrowhead per resident couple and $75 cific class times and locations.
Road. The cost is $70 per resi- per non-resident couple. Private swim lessons are also
dent couple and $80 per non- available.
resident couple. Monday, july 5
Festivities from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Financial seminars for everyone
Looking for some financial answer all your questions. Security Administration will
advice? Have some questions “Social Security” is the also be available to answer
you’d like answered? Not
sure where the best place for
fourth seminar in this series.
This program will be held on
This seminar costs just $3, Water fitness classes
your money is? Attend our Monday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and you’ll receive handouts will also offer Aqua Pilates
Get in shape while you cool
final financial seminar! Scott at Stedwick Community Cen- and valuable information. at Hurley Park Pool, from
off this summer with one of
Leishear, a financial advisor ter, 10401 Stedwick Road. A Pre-registration is required. 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Water
MVF’s water fitness classes. No
with Edward Jones, will be on representative from the Social To register, call 301-948-0110. classes will begin the week of
swimming skills are needed
hand for one more seminar to June 21.
and some of the classes are
held in waist/chest deep water You can finish the summer
while others are held in deep with a bang at two different
water with flotation belts. three-week Aqua Boot Camps.
summer Camp update Karin Baker will be leading
the Water Aerobics class at
The morning Aqua Boot Camp
will be held at Hurley Park
Hurley Park Pool, 20737 High- Pool from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
CaMp CaMp raCiNG WiND trips and games, sports,
on Wednesdays and Fridays.
It’s not too late to sign your challenges, swimming and land Hall Drive, on Wednes-
soariNG stars Evening boot camp will be at
camper up for an entertaining more. Teen Express meets days from 11 a.m. to noon
There are still spaces Lake Marion Pool, 8821 East
summer! Camp Racing Wind at Lake Marion Community and at Stedwick Pool, 10401
available for your 6 to Village Avenue, from 7 to
is a great place for your 8 to Center, 8821 East Village Stedwick Road, on Mondays
8-year-old campers at Camp 7:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and
11-year-old to spend the sum- Avenue, from 9 a.m. to and Wednesdays from 7:15 to
Soaring Stars! We have Thursdays. Aqua Boot Camp
mer. Campers enjoy one field 4 p.m., with an extended 8:15 p.m.
some new and exciting trips starts on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
trip per week and participate day option from 8 a.m. to Wet Yet Fitness will hold a
planned for this summer Water fitness classes are
in a variety of activities, includ- 6 p.m. Spots are limited, so deep water running and con-
and also a new summer open to non-residents at a
ing swimming. Camp Racing sign up today. ditioning class at Whetstone
concert series during the higher fee. For more informa-
Wind meets at the Lake Marion week 1 Pool, 19401 Brooke Grove
month of July. tion, call 301-948-0110.
Community Center, 8821 East June 21 to June 25 Court, on Mondays and Thurs-
The new addition to
Village Avenue, from 9 a.m. to Trip: Sandy Point State days from 7:15 to 8 p.m. They
Camp Soaring Stars in Ses-
sions II and III are Wednes- 4 p.m., with an extended day Park
day morning Kid jA.M. option from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. week 2
concerts. Campers will take Spots are filling up quickly, so June 28 to July 2
a little walk down to the
lawn theater where they
sign your camper up today.
Trip: Tubing on the Po-
tomac River Walking for health
will get to watch different June 21 to July 2 week 3
Join us for a walk! We’re 9:30 a.m. Walks take place on
interactive entertainers each Trips: Bowl America and July 6 to July 9
enjoying the walks outside Thursdays.
week. Beginning July 7 and Jimmie Cone and Six Flags Trips: Bowl America
through four of Montgomery Our last few walks of this
ending July 28, campers America and Jimmie Cone and Lake
Village’s beautiful parks. Our season are May 27 at Kaufmann
signed up for these sessions session 2 Whetstone
walking leader will guide us Park, 9607 Wightman Road;
will enjoy these four differ- July 6 to July 16 week 4
along the trails as we exercise June 3 at North Creek Commu-
ent and exciting shows: Trips: Lake Whetstone and July 12 to July 16
both body and heart and meet nity Center, 20125 Arrowhead
July 7 Kings Dominion Trip: Kings Dominion
some fellow walkers. The goal Road; and June 10 at Lake
Oh! Susannah (children’s session 3 week 5
of this program is to walk two Whetstone, 18701 Montgomery
music) July 19 to July 30 July 19 to July 23
miles in 30 minutes. Partici- Village Avenue. We’ll take a
July 14 Trips: Splash Down Water- Trip: Splash Down Wa-
pants will be able to reduce the break on June 17 and gear back
Journey to the Jungle park and Washington Nation- terpark
walk to one mile if needed. up for the summer on June 24.
(wildlife exhibition) als game week 6
This is a free program! For more information, call 301-
July 21 session 4 July 26 to July 30
Arrive at 9:15 a.m. to warm 948-0110.
Pirate Magic (magic Aug. 2 to Aug. 13 Trip: Washington Na-
up; walks start promptly at
show) Trips: Sandy Point State tionals game
July 28 Park and Cascade Lake Week 7
Unicycle Lady (one- Fees vary based on session. Aug. 2 to Aug. 6
woman circus) For more information or to Trip: Hershey Park
Your camper will not register, call 301-948-0110. week 8
want to miss out on the fun! Aug. 9 to Aug. 13
teeN express Trip: Cascade Lake
Sign up for Camp Soaring
Stars today. Contact Lind-
Let your teen join the fun!
Teen Express is the coolest
Fees vary based per ses-
sion. For more information
say Noller at email@example.com place for your 11 to 14-year-
or 301-948-0110, ext. 2367
old to be this summer. Camp-
ers will enjoy fantastic field
or to register, call 301-948-
20 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
At YoUr LeisUre
arts Barn gallery features new exhibit Dance students offer spring
of photography, pigment prints and recital
sculptures The students at Dance with
DeAnne invite you to the an-
and a closet of dolls. Each class,
aged 3 to 18 years and trained
The Arts Barn Gallery pres- Rachael Spiegel has run Christy Stebbins attended a nual spring dance recital on in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop,
ents “Emancipation,” featuring after circus elephants, waded Buddhist retreat in northeast- Saturday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at will have a unique costume
the pigment prints of Bert G.F. through waist high floodwa- ern New Mexico led by Ken the Clarksburg High School and routine for this show.
Shankman, “Scenes from the ters and documented a fam- McLeod. Its theme was “A auditorium, 22500 Wims Road, Come see your neighbors and
Mediterranean,” featuring the ily with eight adopted special Trackless Path.” She talked Clarksburg. Admission is $10, friends perform on stage in full
photography of Rachael Spie- needs children. A graduate with McLeod about her studies tickets are sold at the door costume.
gel, “Traveling ‘A Trackless of Syracuse University where with Minor White, who set her performance night. For more information on
Path’” featuring pigmented she won the Bertram J. Davis on a spiritual path in photogra- This year’s theme is “Danc- Dance with Deanne, visit www.
and Piezography® inkjet prints Scholar award for the out- phy almost 40 years ago. Steb- ing Toy Shop,” with puppets, DancewithDeAnne.com or call
by Christy Stebbins, and the standing undergraduate stu- bins said that McLeod changed stuffed bears, a model train 301-972-6600.
sculpture of Donald R. Mc- dent majoring in photojour- Emerson’s phrase “Go where
Comb, on display through nalism, Spiegel worked as a there is no path and leave a
Sunday, July 11. An artist’s photojournalist at The Journal trail” to “Go where there is no
reception will be held on Tues- Tribune in Biddeford, Maine path and leave no trace.” The
day, June 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Arts Barn is located at 311
and The Gazette in Maryland.
She now focuses on event and
pigmented and Piezography®
inkjet prints on display in this takes center stage in
Kent Square Road in Gaith-
family photography, but her
journalism experience brings
exhibit were taken between
August 2009 and April 2010. Gaithersburg
Bert G.F. Shankman exclu- a unique perspective to her Some images challenge one’s Nearly 50 amusing, enter- Maryland Shakespeare Festi-
sively photographs flowers work, allowing her to capture habits of perception. Stebbins taining and enchanting perfor- val will offer two free perfor-
grown in his own garden, giv- the moments that matter using said, “To see is to be open, to mances are planned as part of mances of “Romeo and Juliet”
ing him the opportunity to re- natural light and an eye for be present. ‘A Trackless Path’ the City of Gaithersburg’s On live on the lawn at the City
cord their lifecycles in all kinds playful and earnest moments. is a no-man’s land. One feels Stage summer entertainment Hall Concert Pavilion. Bring a
of weather and light. His objec- Spiegel finds great joy in pho- at sea.” The photographs span series. From a Dave Matthews blanket and a picnic and enjoy
tive is to create images which tographing landscapes during the seasons and depict a wide tribute band to a musical zoo to this classic tale of fateful love.
are a reflection of his feelings. her travels. While visiting Italy range of subject matter. They outdoor movies and backyard For a nominal fee at the Arts
The “Emancipation” exhibit in 2007 and the Greek Islands are records of moments that concerts, the On Stage series Barn in the Kentlands you can
is based on the series of work in 2009, Spiegel photographed arose in her ordinary life. brings summer fun to every also enjoy “Called Up to Life,”
using digital copies of sheet the canals of Venice, the tow- Donald R. McComb is a corner of the city. Venues “Our Town,” a One Act Festi-
music paper from the 1860's. ers of San Gimignano and the sculptor, photographer, paint- include the City Hall Concert val, and several performances
Intensifying the effects of age, hills of Tuscany, the windmills er, tennis and volleyball player. Pavilion in Olde Towne, the of the ever-popular Comedy
he weaves layer upon layer of of Mykonos, the steep cliffs of Most of his recent activity has Arts Barn in Kentlands, and and Mystery Society.
these copies with the original Oia, and the black sand beach- been in creating both represen- parks throughout the city. All What could be better than
photograph of a flower, some- es of Vlihada in Santorini. Spie- tative and abstract sculptures outdoor performances are free. enjoying ice cream and a mov-
times taking the color out of gel grew up in Baltimore and in alabaster and steatite stone The air will be filled with ie under the stars? Thursday
the original photograph and lives in Gaithersburg with her or in clay which is then fired. delightful sounds and impor- Night at the Movies in Gaith-
working solely with the color husband Ryan and dog Ollie. McComb studied sculpture tant life lessons as 11 different ersburg features two block-
of the aged paper, retaining the She is a member of The Obser- with Professor Orest Poliszc- entertainers sing, dance and busters in July and August,
form and texture of the original vatory: Noteworthy Documen- zuk at Montgomery College- otherwise captivate young au- “The Blind Side” at Robertson
photograph. Shankman ap- tary Wedding Photography, Rockville and has developed a diences during the Thursday Park, and “The Wizard of Oz
plies varying densities of color the elite Wedding Photojour- love of sculpting. He believes Morning Children’s Series at “at Malcolm King Park. Snacks
glazing and introduces other nalist Association (WPJA) and it’s good for one’s mental and 10:30 a.m. at the Concert Pavil- and ice cream will be sold. The
textures from water and stone the Women Photojournalists of physical health (along with ion. Featuring such performers movies start at dusk.
photographs until he achieves Washington (WPOW). rigorous sports activities). His as Alphabet Dancer, Uncle Backyard concerts in July
a reflection of his feelings. Late this past summer, sculptures are his own unique Pete, M. R. Jones and his Suit- and August bring the enter-
designs and tend to develop case Circus, and Katie Brady tainment to three different
and evolve at the time he gets the Music Lady, parents and parks in the city, with a variety
his hands on the stone or clay. children alike will start their of styles including jazz, hip
He has exhibited works at day off with a smile. hop, jump blues and rocka-
two art shows at BlackRock On Friday and Saturday billy. Enjoy the free concert at
Center for the Arts in German- evenings at the Concert Pavil- 7 p.m., and help your neigh-
Car insurance with town and also at Montgomery ion you’ll find gospel music bors in need by donating cash
PERSONAL SERVICE. College-Rockville. McComb
holds a Bachelor’s Degree from
and dance, funk, bluegrass,
swing, choral sing-alongs, vari-
or nonperishable food items
during each of the backyard
the University of Massachu- ety bands and much more. The performances and movies, to
No extra charge. setts Amherst and a Master’s first Fridays of June, July and be donated to local food banks.
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State Farm. Contact me. I’ll prove it. High School and an adjunct The City of Gaithersburg onstage. For more information,
professor at Montgomery Col- presents a solid theatrical call 301-258-6350.
lege-Rockville. McComb is a line-up this season as well. The
member of the Art League of
Germantown and the Senior
Artists Alliance of Montgom-
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No one knows exactly when the first hot air balloon was ﬂown or for what How a Hot Air Balloon works:
purpose; however, there is a clear documented history of people using balloons Ascent (upward movement) – The burner heats the air in the
for transportation and recreation. The hot air balloon is the oldest type of human envelope, and it expands (becomes larger). Because there is more
ﬂight transportation. air than the envelope can hold, the extra air is pushed out of the
The Montgolfier brothers first ﬂew a manned balloon in November of 1783, mouth. Less air inside the envelope means the balloon is lighter; the
in Paris, France. The brothers did not ride the balloon themselves. Instead, they force of the air out of the mouth pushes the balloon up.
sent two people picked by King Louis XVI in case something went wrong with Descent (downward movement) – When the air is cooled (the
the balloon. This balloon was powered by a small fire and constructed from burner is not on), the air in the envelope contracts (becomes smaller).
cloth and paper. Because there is room in the envelope for more air, air from outside
Since then, improvements have been made to safely carry passengers longer rushes into the mouth to fill the envelope. This extra air makes the
distances and to higher altitudes. The modern hot air balloon was designed and balloon heavier, and pulls it to the ground.
built in 1960 from plastic and used a kerosene burner to lift it off the ground. For a very fast descent, there is a vent at the top of the envelope.
Today, different nylon fabrics are used for the envelope, and the mouth is usu- When this is opened, cold air rushes in and pushes the balloon to
ally a separate piece made of fire resistant fabric. Lighter propane tanks fuel the ground. It is also used to deﬂate the balloon after it lands.
the burner and allow for maximum altitude.
Most balloons today are used for recreation. Since hot air balloons rely on
wind currents to propel them (move sideways), they do not make for efficient air
transportation. They do, however, provide a relaxing, aerial view of the places
they ﬂoat over. The next time you see a hot air balloon pass by, be sure to wave Parts of a Hot Air Balloon:
– the passengers have plenty of time to wave back!
Hot Air Balloon facts:
• The first hot air balloon passengers were a sheep, a rooster and a duck
• The oldest recorded human ﬂight took place on Nov. 21, 1783, in Paris,
• Hot air balloons were used for military purposes during the French
Revolutionary War and the American Civil War
• The highest recorded ﬂight reached 102,000 feet
• The furthest recorded ﬂight distance is 42,810 kilometers (one time
around the world)
• The longest ﬂight has a recorded time of 137 hours
• The balloon with the largest envelope holds Envelope
2,600,000 ft3 of air
22 Friday, May 21, 2010 MontgoMery Village news
sCHooL news CoMMUnitY serViCe
scholarship awarded by Gaithersburg
rotary Club Caregiver volunteer
The Gaithersburg Rotary training
photo by William Von Boecklin
Club has awarded its annual Hospice Caring, Inc. has been providing practical and emo-
scholarship to Ms. Julia Na- tional support to adults and children facing life-limiting illness
varro, a senior at Gaithersburg and grief at no charge. We have opportunities for those who
High School. She was selected would like to become a caregiver and share in someone’s end-
in a competition that was of-life journey, or to facilitate adult or children’s grief groups.
open to all Gaithersburg High Our next volunteer training is scheduled for Tuesday through
School students. Thursday, June 8 to June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The
Ms. Navarro is an immi- Cottage, in Bohrer Park, 518 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg.
grant to the U.S. from the coun- Call Hospice Caring at 301-869-4673 to register.
try of Colombia. She earned
and kept grades of all A and
B through middle and high
school, and has taken several
advanced courses. She has re- MvF seeks volunteer
ceived three awards for excel-
lence in academics and one for Members of the Gaithersburg rotary Club award a
excellent performance in an scholarship to Ms. julia Navarro
internship program with the The Montgomery Village the third Thursday, five times
National Institutes of Health. in College Park. She hopes to member, Sam Eig and his wife, Foundation is seeking volun- a year at 7:30 p.m. in the North
Also, she has been an active become a lawyer and work for Ester, almost thirty years ago. teers for the following com- Creek Board Room.
participant in soccer, track, the rights of children, world- Each year, a scholarship is mittees:
lacrosse and swimming. wide. awarded to an outstanding
aUDit CoMMittee CoMMittee
Ms. Navarro plans to study The Rotary scholarship pro- student of Gaithersburg High
The Audit Committee ad- This Recreation Committee
at the University of Maryland gram was organized by club School.
vises the Board of Directors advises the Board on mat-
on the financial affairs of the ters pertaining to recreational
Foundation. The committee programs and policies of the
Five students receive Bohrer CHaraCter meetings consist of volunteers,
the MVF treasurer, the Director
Foundation. It provides recom-
mendations pertaining to the
CoUNts! scholarships of Finance and Administration
(MVF staff) as well as the MVF
Recreation Department budget
and makes suggestions for
This year five inspiring and Arnold Olali, sharing their ing there because I was not making Board Liaison(s). The primary policies and programs for all
students received a total of thoughts on CHARACTER a difference when I did, what I role of the committee is to recreational facilities, includ-
$10,000 in scholarship funds COUNTS! was doing…. [E]ach day I have review the Foundation’s an- ing pools, community centers
through the W. Edward a chance to work in an enjoyably nual budget and year ending and Village-wide events. The
Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHAR- “Coming from a different cul- friendly environment. And make auditors’ report and accom- Recreation Committee meets
ACTER COUNTS! Scholarship ture, I have learned that caring a difference in the lives of children panying financial statements. five times a year on Wednes-
program. Presented in part- about other people around you who need a child-friendly envi- The committee also has the days, 7:30 p.m. in the North
nership with The W. Edward first is not always a bad thing. ronment that embraces positive responsibility of reviewing Creek Board Room.
Bohrer Memorial Fund, DRS Caring about people that are less character traits.” MVF’s financial policies and
Technologies and Rodgers fortunate or people that do not Jonel Jones making recommendations for traNsportatioN,
Consulting, Inc., the scholar- really have a chance to live the Gaithersburg High School changes to the annual bud- DevelopMeNt aND
ships are named for former life one wishes for has gotten me get format or to the audited pUBliC FaCilities
Mayor Bohrer, under whose through several situations where “Without responsibility, I do financial statements. When
leadership the city adopted at the end I felt satisfaction due to not think anyone can do their best CoMMittee
necessary, the committee also
the CHARACTER COUNTS! my actions.” and get their work done on time. The TD&PF Committee rec-
holds interviews of prospective
program fourteen years ago. Jose Cartagena Besides that, I believe responsibil- ommends actions concerning
auditors. The committee meets
The program rewards city Gaithersburg High School ity leads to the notion of ‘pay it planning and implementation
three times a year on Tuesdays,
students who embody the forward.’ When I help someone, of public facilities, zoning and
at 7 p.m. at the Whetstone
six pillars of CHARACTER “I have learned to respect I influence that person to be re- roadway issues within and
Community Center, and once
COUNTS!—trustworthiness, people no matter what they look sponsible and help the next person, adjacent to the Village. The
jointly with the MVF Board
respect, responsibility, fair- like, what they wear, what skin and so on.” committee’s goal is to involve
of Directors on a Thursday in
ness, caring and citizenship. color they are, but on what kind Ngoc Ly residents in the decision-mak-
August to review the budget.
Since they were first award- of person they are. In other words, Gaithersburg High School ing process relating to trans-
ed in 1998, 55 high school se- respect everyone and ‘do not judge CoMMUNiCatioNs portation and development
niors have received more than a book for its cover,’ if you know “Before high school, I didn’t CoMMittee in and around the Village.
$117,000 of scholarship monies what I mean.” have any sense of responsibility. ... This Communications Com- TD&PF meets bimonthly on
to help with their college tu- Andres Garcia When I met [football] coach Mac mittee meets quarterly and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the
ition. The following excerpts Gaithersburg High School [David Mencarini], responsibility oversees the MVF communica- North Creek Board Room,
are from the application forms took on a whole new meaning for tions effort, including Village 20125 Arrowhead Road.
of the 2010 scholarship win- “Before working with children me. He taught us that it was about News policies, marketing,
ners, Jose Cartagena, Andres in the after school program, I being able to see what’s important promotion, public informa- Should you have exper-
Garcia, Jonel Jones, Ngoc Ly, worked in a store. I stopped work- and making the right decisions, tion and online web content. tise or interest in any of the
owning up and admitting that Members provide input on above-referenced areas, visit
you made a mistake and more matters of editorial content, www.montgomeryvillage.com
importantly learning from it so it advertising and other Village- (select About the Village, Vil-
doesn’t happen again.” wide communication issues. lage Governance, and Commit-
Watkins Mill High school Arnold Olali
Quince Orchard High
Meetings are held on Wednes-
day evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the
tees) to complete a Committee
Membership Application. For
students awarded School MVF office. additional information and
guidelines regarding com-
As the year ends, we have many students to congratulate pUBliC saFety mittee membership, contact
The W. Edward Bohrer Me-
on various accomplishments. The following students were ac- CoMMittee the Foundation at 301-948-
morial Scholarship Program
knowledged at the Thomas Edison High School of Technology The Public Safety Commit- 0110. The Montgomery Village
is administered by the City’s
annual Student Awards Ceremony on April 30: Jade williams, tee provides a forum to discuss Foundation is located at 10120
Community Services Division
Skills USA Bronze Medal, Job Skills Demo Open (Biotechnol- ideas of how to promote safer Apple Ridge Road. The North
in cooperation with the Educa-
ogy); Jade williams, Student of the Year (Biotechnology); neighborhoods thus enhance Creek Board Room and Com-
tional Enrichment Committee.
and spencer Bush, Teacher’s Award (Network Operations). Village residents’ quality of munity Center is located at
For more information, call 301-
Congratulations to the watkins Mill Concert Choir for life. The committee cooperates 20125 Arrowhead Road. The
258-6395 or visit www.gaithers
their amazing performance at the State Choral Festival. They with law enforcement agen- Whetstone Community Cen-
received an overall rating of 2 (excellent). These students were cies to facilitate community ter is located at 19140 Brooke
fantastic ambassadors for Watkins Mill High School. involvement within Montgom- Grove Court.
ery Village. Meetings are held
MontgoMery Village news Friday, May 21, 2010 23
MV seniors in tHe news
Different places, different paces
Reflections on aging in Montgomery Village: Opening a conversation on challenges
staying aware in the village
The following is information taken from the Recent News Sum-
and opportunities. Number 5 maries of the Montgomery County Police Department. The report
by Sam Korper concern expressed by seniors place developmental activity, is not a complete listing of every incident.
Since this series began, a attempting to age in place. as much of it is sponsored by
dozen Village residents have The OLO report also exam- the county. However, much aGGravateD assaUlt
contacted me expressing their ines the future implications of background experience and - An aggravated assault occurred outside in the 18900 block
interest in aging in place, and the growth in the senior popu- guidance exists upon which of Mills Choice Road on Tuesday, May 11 around 9:30 p.m.
their support for a future meet- lation forecast for the next two Montgomery Village might Two factions of the family began arguing in the parking lot
ing of Village residents to decades. Projections show that draw. when one pulled out a handgun and threatened his cousin.
informally share ideas on the in nearly all county planning As we consider the future, Other family members began to struggle for the weapon and
subject. I am most appreciative areas, the senior population is I believe the social impact of one or two rounds were fired into the air.
of these expressions—both in growing at a faster rate than the demographic changes oc-
the non-senior population. By curring in the Village should resiDeNtial BUrGlary
print and as I meet and talk - A residential burglary occurred in the 9200 block of Chad-
with folks in person—and look 2030, almost all areas will ex- receive some attention and
perience a larger number and assessment in parallel with the burn Place on Tuesday, April 27 between 11:11 and 11:52 a.m.
forward to the opportunity for This incident was domestic. Forced entry; nothing was taken.
more direct participation. higher percentage of seniors, upcoming visioning process
and Gaithersburg is expected seeking to determine “... what - A residential garage burglary occurred in the 9700
This article continues the block of Duffer Way at an unknown time between Monday,
update on current aging in to surpass Bethesda/Chevy Montgomery Village will look
Chase as the planning area like in terms of land use over May 3 and Tuesday, May 4. No forced entry; property was
place developments in Mont- taken.
gomery County. Perhaps the with the largest number of se- the next 20 plus years,” as
niors in the county. For many described in the recent Mont- - A residential burglary occurred in the 10200 block of
best place to begin is with Crested Iris Drive between Monday, May 3 and Saturday,
recent discussions of aging such analyses and projections, gomery Village Foundation
Montgomery Village is often 2009 Annual Report. May 8. There were no signs of forced entry but property
in place that have been tak- was removed.
ing place in the Montgomery not specifically identified or Looking again at the de-
County Council. On Sept. 17, distinguished from Gaith- scription of the visioning pro- roBBery
2009, a council work session ersburg, which poses some cess, it is difficult to find much - A robbery occurred in the 8600 block of Fountain Valley
about community efforts and difficulty in trying to develop mention of an assessment of Drive on Wednesday, May 5 around 11:30 p.m. The adult
services related to seniors precise estimates for us here in the inevitable changes and female victim and a friend were in a vehicle when the suspect
and aging in place was sup- the Village. social adaptations that match approached and flashed a light in their eyes. The suspect
ported by a very thorough The OLO report summariz- the attention to be paid to opened the car door, struggled for the victim’s purse, and
background report entitled es the county government’s ac- the physical environment. I after obtaining the property, fled on foot toward Lewisberry
“Naturally Occurring Retire- tive support for neighborhood wonder whether we might Drive.
ment Communities and Neigh- villages. The county’s Office give this some thought along Suspect: B/M 6’0”, black baseball cap
borhood Villages” prepared by of Community Partnerships, with land use, new facilities - An attempted street robbery occurred at Montgomery
the Office of Legislative Over- the Department of Health and roadways, asphalt, bricks Village Avenue and Club House Road on Wednesday,
sight (OLO—Report Number and Human Services’ Aging and mortar. To do so is con- May 5 around 2 a.m. The adult male victim stated that he
2009-11, June 16, 2009, by Leslie and Disability Services, and sistent with the purpose of was approached by three suspects who, without speaking,
Rubin et al.). The OLO report the Regional Services Centers the Foundation to promote punched him in the side of the head. The victim fought back
can be accessed online via the are involved in sponsoring health, safety and welfare of and was able to scare them off.
Montgomery County website community forums, resource the residents as stated in the Suspect: B/M 20 to 22 years, 5’10”, red shirt, black baggy
at http://www.montgomerycoun- exchanges, an electronic dis- Articles of Incorporation and shorts
tymd.gov/content/council/olo/ cussion listserv, volunteer anticipated by the Village's Suspects: 2 and 3: B/Ms 20 to 22 years
reports/pdf/2009-11.pdf. training and a village “Tool founders. This vision should
Kit” (which includes survey be intergenerational as well as sexUal assaUlt
The OLO report is an im-
forms and other materials), all intragenerational, acknowl- - A sexual assault occurred in the 9100 block of Centerway
portant resource, and is recom-
of which would be available to edging the important relation- Road on Thursday, May 6 between 3 and 3:30 p.m. The female
mended reading for those of
assist analysis and discussion ships and ties that exist within victim was walking and passed the suspect who invited her
you seeking good background
in Montgomery Village. and between generations. inside his home. The victim refused and was then pulled
information, as it describes
Most recently, on Feb. 4, the Next month I will provide inside and sexually assaulted. The suspect was arrested later
some of the early history sur-
Montgomery County Council additional information about that day.
rounding the aging in place
held a follow-up discussion specific neighborhood activi- Arrested: M, age 24 of Gaithersburg
movement (reviewing such
prototypical “villages” as the about neighborhood villages, ties, and discuss some of the sHootiNG
Beacon Hill Village starting in receiving additional briefings trade-offs and policy decisions - A shooting occurred at approximately 6:12 p.m., on
2001 in Boston, Massachusetts from county executive branch that aging in place alternatives Wednesday, May 19, in the 19900 block of Spur Hill Drive. A
and Capitol Hill Village in representatives and addressing demand. In future articles, I 23-year-old male, and a 17-year-old male were found suffer-
Washington, D.C. among oth- questions of demand, cost and plan to discuss specific issues ing from gunshot wounds to the torso and transported to a
ers). It also discusses common alternative policy approaches. such as transportation and local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
challenges for seniors aging In addition to Burning Tree, housing, and welcome your Arrested: H/M, age 19
in place and the aging-related three county neighborhood vil- thoughts and suggestions for
demography of Montgomery lages or organizations are Ban- future topics. tHeFt FroM veHiCle
County, and describes several nockburn Neighbors Assisting - A theft from a vehicle occurred on Copps Hill Drive
of the neighborhood villages Neighbors, Chevy Chase at Sam Korper, a fifteen year between Saturday, May 1 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 at
that are evolving in Montgom- Home and Cabin John. Neigh- Village resident, is a retired fed- 8 p.m. Suspects broke out the window and removed a GPS
ery County, such as Burning borhoods currently exploring eral employee who served as As- unit.
Tree Village, that I mentioned the development of a village sociate Director of the National - A theft from a vehicle occurred on Singing Pine Circle
last month. are Garrett Park, Carderock, Institute on Aging at NIH and between Saturday, May 1 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 at
As a brief summary, the Fallsmead and West Bradley. has maintained a professional and 9 a.m. Suspects broke out the window and removed a GPS
most obvious thing about vil- Several others are in an early personal interest in the topic of unit.
lages evolving in the county discussion stage. aging. He currently serves on the
is their wide variety and, of A background paper pre- Montgomery County Commission
necessity, adaptability to local pared for the council noted on Health and is a liaison to the
circumstance. The common that “a policy to help guide the Commission on Aging.
service elements appear to development and prioritiza- For questions or comments What’s happening in your neighborhood?
be transportation; informa- tion of county programs and on “Aging in Place,” e-mail
tion and referrals for services; services for seniors is essential firstname.lastname@example.org with the sub- Residents can now access crime statistics and reports
friendly visitation or phone given the demographic im- ject line “Aging in Place.” Read-
calls; assistance with house- perative and the older adult ers may also write to the author from www.crimereports.com.
hold repairs and maintenance; population.” It is likely that at P.O. Box 86268, Montgomery
the current economic condition Village, MD 20886, ATTN: Sam
and social and educational
of the county will negatively Korper.
Residents can also go to
programs. Of course, safety,
health care and personal care affect the pace of the aging in www.montgomerycountymd.gov/police
are also important areas of for recent crime summaries.
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BUsiness in tHe ViLLAge
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introduces Gratz Lawncare, a As a “green” alternative to
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maintenance if you desire, or care about our customers and regardless of whether modification or replacement
material has been approved in concept in the past.
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more flexible schedule. We are ment clean. Since the 1990s claims and services advertised in the Montgomery
interested in what works best we have used synthetic oils village News.
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Gratz Lawncare special- and vehicles to help protect
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this gorgeous con- BA – Sun-drenched 4/5 BR & 3.5 BA – cul-de-sac loc – nicely landscaped
temporary SF home rooms, hdwd flrs, new walled ourtyard entry & backyard, vinyl siding, re-
w/4 BR & 2.5 BA – gated courtyard entry, vinyl carpet, moldings, huge LR, separate DR – wonderful finished hdwd flrs, 1st den/BR, spacious LR, DR
siding, prof landscaping, hdwd flrs, new carpet, renovated eat-in kitchen w/upd appliances & French w/walk-out to deck – gorgeous remod eat-in kitchen
6-panel doors- huge renovated kitchen w/brkfst drs leading to fenced yrd w/brick patio – big MBR w/new hdwd dlr, cherry cabinets, granite counters,
rm – remod baths – 1st flr den/office, big LR, sep w/walk-in clst & FBA – upd baths, fin bsmt w/rec upgr stainless stell appliances – fam rm w/brick wall
DR, fam rm w/brick wall gas frpl, walled backyard rm, den, FBA, laundry rm & storage/util rm – roof frpl – fin bsmt incl rec rm w/new carpet, BR, FBA &
w/deck & patio, bsmt w/ rec rm, laundry rm, storage/ replaced, new HWH, cul-de-sac location – nOt A laundry rm, roof, doorw & windows replaced, gas
util rm – Andersen windows – new gas furnace, A/C FORECLOSURE OR SHORt SALE. MC7253893 heat, tons of storage & 2-car garage. MC7314419
& 80-gal HWH – 2-car garage w/upd door w/open-
ers & attic access – cul-de-sac loc. MC7284060 COURTS OF WHETSTONE
SHADOW OAK $395,000 Gorgeous 4 BR, 2.5 BA
$289,900 your search ends here! colonial w/renova-
Window wrapped con- tions throughout –
temporary SF home Vinyl siding/brick ext,
townhome with deck
w/4 BR & 2.5 BA – vinyl hdwd flrs, nEW car-
& finished walk-out
siding/brick ext, hdwd flrs – 1st flr den, kitchen pet, nEW ceramic tile flrs, fresh paint, nEW
basement backing to
w/skylight, new stove & counters, brkfst area & lighting, nEW t/s kitchen w/wood cabinets/gran-
wooded parkland –
walk-in pantry – Big LR w/brick frpl & Pella doors ite counters & stainless steel appliances, LR
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths & 2 half baths – custom
leading to private walled yard w/ huge brick patio & w/frpl, sep DR , family rm w/frpl & w/o to flagstone
features throughout with lovely designer upgrades
Japanese garden, separate DR, sunroom, MBR incl patio & fenced yrd, 1st flr laundry rm, updated
– new features include: windows, doors, hardwood
dressing area w/sink, 2 clsts & FBA – fin bsmt offers baths, MBR incl walk-in closet, dressing area
floors, carpet, roof, custom built-ins, granite coun-
rec rm w/brick frpl, new Berber carpet & laundry/ w/sink & FBA, bsmt w/rec rm, storage closets & big
tertops, stainless steel appliances, fresh paint,
util/storage rm – windows, doors, roof & gutters work/storage rm, windows replaced – 1-car garage
new kitchen & baths. MC7299596
replaced, 2-car garage w/door opener. MC7281849 w/door opener. MC7284034
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