Volume 39, Issue 2 ~ Published by Olney Mill Community Association, Inc. ~ February 2009
Freezing Pipes Healthy Eating For A
Health y Weight
As it appears that this winter may be one of the coldest
in years, this article from the American Red Cross may Many Olney Mill residents made a New Year’s
provide you with some handy tips on being prepared Resolution to get in shape and eat healthier. We
when it comes to water pipes in your home. For more thought the following information from the US
information, visit their website at www.prepare.org. Department of Health & Human Services Center for
Why Pipe Freezing Is a Problem Disease Control might help. Remember, getting to a
healthy weight is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle! For additional
Water has a unique property in that it
information on eating healthy, visit www.cdc.gov,
expands as it freezes. This expansion
mypyramid.gov and www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public.
puts tremendous pressure on
whatever is containing it, including A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them,
metal or plastic pipes. No matter the choosing a balanced diet or eating plan. So how do
“strength” of a container, expanding water can cause you choose a healthy eating plan? Let’s begin by
pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are defining what a healthy eating plan is.
those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a
bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines
healthy eating plan:
and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like
basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages or · Emphasizes fruits, vegetables,
kitchen cabinets. Also, pipes that run against exterior whole grains, and fat-free or low-
walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to fat milk and milk products
freezing. · Includes lean meats, poultry, fish,
beans, eggs, and nuts
Pipe freezing is a particular problem in warmer · Is low in saturated fats, trans fats,
climates where pipes often run through uninsulated or cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
underinsulated attics or crawl spaces.
· Stays within your daily calorie needs
Preventing Frozen Pipes (Continued on Page 8)
Before the onset of cold weather, prevent freezing of
these water supply lines and pipes by following these
In T his Issue:
· Drain water from swimming pool and water
sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer’s or
installer’s directions. Do not put antifreeze in these Board Notes ............................................. 2
lines unless directed. Antifreeze is environmentally Crime Watch ............................................. 5
harmful, and is dangerous to humans, pets, wildlife ACC Corner .............................................. 6
and landscaping. Neighbor to Neighbor ................................ 7
Welcome to Olney Mill ............................... 9
· Remove, drain and store hoses used outdoors.
Community Events .................................. 10
Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs.
Around the Mill ........................................ 12
Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain.
(Continued on Page 4)
OMCA Board of Directors Board Notes
Olney Mill Community Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 217 • Olney, MD 20830 The Olney Mill Community Association Board of
(301) 231-3739 Directors held its most recent meeting on January 14,
2009. Summaries of previous Board meetings may
be found in the Board Notes section of The Mill Stream,
which is available on the Olney Mill Community website
OFFICERS DIRECTORS at www.olneymill.net. Upon request, hard copy
President: Dennis Twombly Brad Branch versions of the notes are available for review.
Vice President: Dominique D’Anna Robert Morell
Treasurer: Collin Sandifer Steve Ornstein, president of the Olney Mill Swim Club,
Secretary: Tania Dynda updated the Board on the status of the membership
software for the pool. They are currently testing the
COMMITTEES software and are expecting that it will be ready for use
Architectural Control: Maryland Lehmann, Chair by summer.
All inquiries or concerns regarding Architectural Control TREASURER’S REPORT
must be made in writing to the Chair. Mail inquiries to: The Community Association had net income of $800
OMCA, P.O. Box 217, Olney, MD 20830. for 2008, despite the unplanned capital improvements
Communications: Brad Branch, Chair on the Mill House. As of the Board meeting, nearly
GOCA: Brad Branch, Co-Chair 70% of homeowners have paid their 2009 dues. As
Dominique D’Anna, Co-Chair interest rates have dropped, the Treasurer will shop
around to find the best rate for the Association’s
Nominating Committee: Rob Morell, Chair certificate of deposit.
Parks & Common Areas: Rob Morell, Chair
PARKS & COMMON AREAS
Recreation: Collin Sandifer, Liaison The Board is contacting other
Safety & Transportation: Rob Morell, Chair landscaping companies to get
estimates for lawn & leaf
Scholarship: Maryland Lehmann, Chair
maintenance of OMCA property for
Welcoming: Dominique D’Anna, Liaison the coming year. They will also look into having the
rear wall of the Mill House repaired.
Adult volunteers are needed to help remove and store
These are paid positions and are not elected Board
the holiday lights on the Mill House. If you are interested
in helping out, please call the Hotline at (301) 231-3739.
Assistant Treasurer: Geoff Brundage, CPA (This will try to be coordinated for a warmer day.)
(301) 774-8000 (Continued on Page 3)
Administrative Assistant: Nancy Marchone
(301) 774-1476 The Mill Stream is published and distributed to members
The Mill Stream Editor: Suzann Tom and friends of the Olney Mill Community Association.
The Mill Stream makes no warranties, express or implied,
about the accuracy or completeness of information. The
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To contact the OMCA Board of Directors: advertisements or articles. All advertisements and
articles are subject to the approval of the Olney Mill Board
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Olney Mill residents are reminded Numbers to Note
that they must obtain ACC approval
and a Montgomery County building Abused Person Hotline (24 hrs) ......... (240) 777-4000
permit before they construct any Automobiles - Untagged .................... (240) 777-3785
fence, shed or structure. Failure to Automobiles - Abandoned .................. (301) 840-2454
do so may result in the resident Animals - Pet Licenses ...................... (301) 279-1249
having to remove the structure. Animals - Shelter/Complaints ............. (240) 773-5960
RECREATION Building/Permit Services .................... (240) 777-6240
The Olney Mill Community Clean Up will take place on Child Care Connection ...................... (301) 279-1773
Saturday, March 28 with a raindate of Sunday, March Child Protective Services (24 hrs) ..... (240) 777-4417
29. More information will appear in next month’s issue. Child Safety Seat Hotline ................... (240) 777-3660
Consumer Affairs ............................... (240) 777-3636
Volunteers are needed to help stuff 3,000 plastic eggs County Information ............................ (240) 777-1000
with candy and toys for Olney Mill’s Easter Egg Hunt. County Council .................................. (240) 777-7900
Much of this work can be done well in advance. If you County Executive ............................... (240) 777-2500
can help out, please call Ginger Twombly at (301) 570- Drug Abuse / Addiction Hotline ........... (240) 777-1680
0394. Environmental Protection ................... (240) 777-7770
SAFETY & TRANSPORTATION Fire Code Violations .......................... (240) 777-2457
It was noted that, during the holiday Health & Human Services .................. (240) 777-1755
season, a significant number of Housing Code Enforcement ............... (240) 777-3785
alcohol bottles and cans were strewn Library (Olney Branch) ...................... (240) 773-9545
throughout the Mill, especially in the area of Greyheaven Library Telephone Reference ............ (240) 777-0001
Manor. Residents are asked to please pick up bottles Miss Utility .......................................... (800) 257-7777
and cans left on their property. M-NCPPC (Recreation Dept.) ............ (240) 777-6840
M-NCPPC (Trash in Park) .................. (301) 774-6255
(Continued on Page 6)
Montgomery General Hospital ........... (301) 774-8882
Noise Control ..................................... (240) 777-7770
Olney Indoor Swim Center ................. (301) 570-1210
Olney Mill Swim Club (membership) ... (301) 260-0717
Expert Floors Park Police ........................................ (301)
PEPCO (emergencies) ...................... (202)
PEPCO (power outage) ..................... (877)
(301) 570-5700 Poison Control Center ....................... (800)
Police (non-emergency) .................... (301)
Post Office (Olney) ............................ (301) 260-9013
Specializing in Hardwood Floors Recycling / Solid Waste ..................... (240) 777-6410
Installation * Sanding * Refinishing Senior Services ................................. (240) 777-3000
Sexual Assault Crisis (24 hrs) ............ (240) 777-4357
We Expertly Install Ceramic & Marble Tile Snow Removal / Pot Holes ................. (240) 777-7623
Licensed & Insured MHIC #50075 SSVFD (non-emergency) .................. (301) 774-7400
State Highway - Route 108 cleanup ... (301) 948-2477
Street Lights Out ................................ (240) 777-2190
Free Estimates Voter Registration .............................. (240) 777-8683
Washington Gas (emergency & non) . (800) 752-7520
Olney Mill Resident Water Quality Control ........................ (240) 777-7770
WSSC (emergency) ........................... (301) 206-4002
WSSC (non-emergency) .................... (301) 206-4001
February 2009 Page 3
Freezing Pipes protection to exposed pipes—even ¼” of
newspaper can provide significant protection in
(Contin ued fr om Cover)
(Continued from Cov areas that usually do not have frequent or prolonged
temperatures below freezing.
Keep the outside valve open so that any water
remaining in the pipe can expand without cause During Cold Weather, Take Preventive Action
the pipe to break. · Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply
· Check around the home for other areas where lines in the garage.
water supply lines are located and are in unheated · Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow
areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
attic, garage and under kitchen and Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and
bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold household chemicals up out of the reach of
water pipes in these areas should be children.
insulated. A hot water supply line can
freeze just as a cold water supply line can · When the weather is very cold outside,
freeze if the water is not running through let the cold water drip from the faucet served
the pipe and the water temperature in the by exposed pipes. Running water through the
pipe is cold. pipe—even at a trickle—helps prevent pipes
from freezing because the temperature of the
· Consider installing specific products made water running through it is above freezing.
to insulate water pipes like a “pipe sleeve”
or installing UL-listed “heat tape,” “heat cable” or · Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature
similar materials on exposed water pipes. Many both during the day and at night. By temporarily
products are available at your local building suspending the use of lower nighttime
supplies retailer. Pipes should be carefully wrapped, temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill,
with ends butted tightly and joints wrapped with tape. but you can prevent a much more costly repair job
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for if pipes freeze and burst.
installing and using these products. Newspaper · If you will be going away during cold weather, leave
can provide some degree of insulation and (Continued on Page 5)
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the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no
lower than 55ºF.
To Thaw Frozen Pipes The following is a summary of incidents in the Olney
If you turn on a faucet and only a Mill area as reported by the Montgomery County Police
trickle comes out, suspect a frozen Department.
pipe. Locate the suspected frozen • On Friday, January 2, 2009 a theft from a
area of the water pipe. Likely places
vehicle occurred in the 19500 block of Olney
include pipes running against exterior
walls or where your water service enters your home Mill Road.
through the foundation. • On Sunday, January 4, 2009 a theft occurred
· Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe in the 4300 block of Mount Olney Lane.
and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin
• On Sunday, January 11, 2009 a break-in
to flow through the frozen area. Running water
through the pipe will help melt more ice in the pipe. occurred in the 3200 block of Llewellyn Field
· Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric
heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric The Olney Mill Community Association
hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from wishes to make residents aware of
flammable materials) or wrapping pipes with towels illegal activities in our community. You
soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, are urged to report any suspicious
kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove or activity to the Montgomery County
other open flame device. A blowtorch can make Police at 911 (emergency) or (301) 279-
water in a frozen pipe boil and cause the pipe to 8000 (non-emergency). The above information is
explode. All open flames in homes present a provided by the Montgomery County Police at
serious fire danger, as well as a severe risk of www.crimereports.com.
exposure to lethal carbon monoxide.
· Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If
you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the Specializing in Patios
frozen area is not accessible or if you can not thaw Commercial and
the pipe, call a licensed plumber. MHIC # 50902 Bonded & Insured
· Check all other faucets in your home to find out if
you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, CHRIS CHAKALAKIS
others may freeze, too.
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· Consider relocating exposed pipes to provide
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increased protection from freezing. Pipes can be
relocated by a professional if the home is
· Add insulation to attics, basements and crawl Get Cooking With
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Board Notes ACC Cor ner
(Continued from Page 3)
The following modifications were approved by the
GOCA OMCA Architectural Control Committee:
Ike Leggett attended the last GOCA meeting to address 3717 Dellabrook Street ..................... garage
the $450 million budget shortfall Montgomery County
is experiencing. He noted that the priority for spending ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL
will occur in the areas of (1) public safety, (2) education OMCA covenants provide that all
and (3) transportation. fences, outside structures and/or
It was also reported that crime is on additions must be approved in
an increase in the county. Many of advance, and in writing, by the
the thefts could have been prevented OMCA Architectural Control Committee (ACC), in
if people locked their cars and kept addition to permits and approvals required by
valuables out of sight. Residents are Montgomery County. Included are driveways
encouraged to call police if they notice alterations, swimming pools, storage of commercial
any suspicious activity. vehicles, and outside antennas, among others. Check
page 23 through 34 of the current OMCA Homeowner’s
The next OMCA Board meeting will take place on Manual (available at www.olneymill.org) for more
February 11, 2009 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the information.
Community Room of the Buffington/REMAX building.
All homeowners are encouraged to attend! Please
call the Hotline at (301) 231-3739 should you wish to
address the Board regarding a specific issue, so that Be sure to get ACC &
it may be added to the agenda. County approval before
beginning any construction!
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Neighbor to Neighbor
Advertisements in The Mill Stream fall into three
SERVICES categories: Community Service Ads, Commercial/
Business Ads, and Fliers.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Repair chimneys, drains Neighbor to Neighbor Ads include For Sale, Wanted,
cleaned, and everything in between. Call Dave’s Home Lost & Found and Give Aways advertisements. These
Improvement (MHIC #2953612) at (301) 520-4353. ads are free only to Olney Mill residents and must be
submitted with name, phone number and address
HANDYMAN: 30 year Mill resident. All repairs interior
included. These ads must be resubmitted each month.
& exterior. gutter cleaning, paint, trim, tiling, pressure
washing, etc. Free estimates. Call (301) 774-2521. Community Service Ads are service or rental
advertisements included in the “Neighbor to Neighbor”
section. The cost for these ads is $6 per 3 lines, $1
per each additional line. Daycare providers must
submit a copy of their license and the ad must include
the provider's registration number, in accordance with
Commercial/Business Ads are available monthly or
in one-year subscriptions as space permits on the
following priority basis: (1) Olney Mill residents and
property owners; (2) Olney businesses; (3)
Montgomery County businesses; and (4) all others.
Business ads are available in the following sizes:
business card sized blocks (2"H by 3 1/2"W) at a cost
of $25 per month or $250 per year, quarter-page blocks
(4"H x 3 1/2"W) at a cost of $50 per month or $500 per
year, and half-page blocks (4”H x 7”W) at a cost of
$100 per month or $1,000 per year.
Fliers may be inserted under the following guidelines:
Up to five commercial fliers per month will be accepted
following the priorities that apply to "Commercial/
Business" ads. The cost for this service is $125 per
month and the advertiser is responsible for providing
1,100 fliers and delivering them to the printer. Space
is available on a month-to-month basis to be
Air Conditioning Air Handlers
determined by the order in which requests are received.
Furnaces Heat Pumps Boilers
Humidification Plumbing Water
To inquire about ad space availability , contact Suzann
Heaters Garbage Disposals Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org. Camera-ready
Clogged Drains Security Systems copy and payment must be received by the 15th
of the prior month in order to be included in the
Fred Whitman issue. Checks should be made out to: OMCA, P.O.
email@example.com Box 217, Olney, MD 20830, Attn: Mill Stream.
5301 Holland Drive Office: (301) 313-1285
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www.croppmetcalfe.com an endorsement by the Editor or OMCA Board of
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Healthy Eating pan with a small amount of cooking spray. Or try
frozen or canned vegetables for a quick side dish
(Contin ued fr om Cover)
(Continued from Cov — just microwave and serve. When trying canned
vegetables, look for vegetables without added salt,
EAT HEALTHY AND ENJOY IT! butter, or cream sauces. Commit to going to the
A healthy eating plan that helps you manage your weight produce department and trying a new vegetable
includes a variety of foods you may not have each week.
considered. If “healthy eating” makes · Calcium-rich foods - you may
you think about the foods you can’t automatically think of a glass of low-
have, try refocusing on all the new fat or fat-free milk when someone
foods you can eat— says “eat more dairy products.” But
· Fresh fruits - don’t think just what about low-fat and fat-free
apples or bananas. These are yogurts without added sugars?
great choices, but try some These come in a wide variety of
“exotic” fruits, too. How about a flavors and can be a great dessert
mango? Or a juicy pineapple or substitute for those with a sweet
kiwi fruit! When your favorite fresh tooth.
fruits aren’t in season, try a frozen, · A new twist on an old favorite - if your favorite
canned, or dried variety of a fresh fruit you enjoy. recipe calls for frying fish or breaded chicken, try
One caution about canned fruits is that they may healthier variations using baking or grilling. Maybe
contain added sugars or syrups. Be sure and even try a recipe that uses dry beans in place of
choose canned varieties of fruit packed in water or higher-fat meats. Ask around or search the internet
in their own juice. and magazines for recipes with fewer calories you
· Fresh vegetables - try something new. You may might be surprised to find you have a new favorite
find that you love grilled vegetables or steamed dish!
vegetables with an herb you haven’t tried like
rosemary. You can sauté vegetables in a non-stick (Continued on Page 9)
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Take a look at these healthy meal plans and see
what you can have!
Welcome to Olney Mill!
· The MyPyramid.gov eating plan is based upon the Scott & Susan Dowling
approximate number of calories your body needs 4240 Charley Forest Street
according to your age, sex, height, weight, and
activity level. The plan gives you the amounts of Brian & Dawne Harl
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each day to meet that calorie goal.
Please help us in welcoming these
· The DASH eating plan (available at new members to our Olney Mill
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash) community! If we have omitted any
was originally developed as an eating plan to new residents, let us know by calling the OMCA Hotline
reduce hypertension. (DASH stands for Dietary at (301) 231-3739.
Approaches to Stop Hypertension.) However, the
plan also represents a healthy approach to eating
for those who do not have a problem with
hypertension. Edward J. Lehman, CPA
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· Eat smaller amounts. If your
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careful! This technique works well for some people, at www.cdc.gov/NCCdphp/dnpa/healthyweight/
but others may find it is too tempting to have their healthy_eating/energy_density.htm
favorite food available, even in smaller amounts. The point is, you can figure out how to include almost
· Try a lower-calorie version. Use lower-calorie any food in your healthy eating plan in a way that still
ingredients or prepare it differently. For example, if helps you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
your macaroni and cheese recipe uses whole milk,
butter, and full-fat cheese, try remaking it with non- Being consistently healthy in your eating choices is
fat milk, less butter, light cream cheese, fresh the key. Making the same healthy eating choices over
spinach and tomatoes. Just remember to not time can lead to better eating habits. By thinking more
increase your portion size. For more ideas on how positively and focusing on what you can have, you’ll
help yourself establish healthy eating habits.
February 2009 Page 9
33rd Annual Pancake & Family Fun Day. Come to the Sandy Spring Museum
Sausage Day. The Olney Lions on February 16 (President’s Day) from 11 a.m. to 5
and the St. Peter’s Knights of p.m. and enjoy a family friendly look at the history and
Columbus would like to invite you events of our area. Hands-on activities and
and your family to their “All You demonstrations will include basket making,
Can Eat” fundraiser on February blacksmithing, ropemaking, butter churning and
21 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the spinning weaving. There will be lots to do for all ages.
St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall. The cost is $7/adult This event is free! For more information, visit their
and $3/child (ages 6-12). Kids under 6 eat free! Tickets website at www.sandyspringmuseum.org or call them
will be available at the door. They will also offer free at (301) 774-0022.
Glaucoma Testing from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Please contact
Steve Bready at (301) 598-8585 should you have any Rock ‘N Roll Revival.
Sherwood High School will present
its annual Rock N’ Roll Revival on
Hide Your Horses! Come to the Sandy Spring March 6,7, 8 and 13,14,15. Tickets
Friends School Performing Arts Center on February cost $15/each. Be sure to order
26-38 or March 1, 2 at 7:15 p.m. to see this historical your tickets early, as this event
play about the Sandy Spring community and usually sells out well in advance!
surrounding Maryland during the Civil War. Donations For ticket order forms, visit www.sherwoodhs.org and
at the door will benefit the school and the museum. click on “Rock and Roll Revival Ticket Order Form” in
For more information call (301) 774-0022. the News section. If you have questions, call the school
at (301) 924-3200.
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Great Backyard Bird Count. Thanksgiving in February. For
A joint project of the Cornell Lab of over 20 years, “Thanksgiving in
Ornithology and the National February” has helped to support the
Audubon Society, this free event is local nonprofit agencies that feed our
an opportunity for families, students, hungry neighbors. The following
and people of all ages to discover Olney-area restaurants will donate up
the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and to 20% of their February 17th receipts to support
local parks, and, at the same time, make an important agencies in Montgomery County that are working to
contribution to conservation. Anyone can take part, help those in need. For a full list of participating
from novice bird watchers to experts, by counting birds restaurants, visit www.thanksgivinginfebruary.org. If
for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) you have additional questions, contact Julie Kirby at
from February 13 - 16 and reporting their sightings Interfaith Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 315-
online at www.birdcount.org. The data these “citizen 1092.
scientists” collect helps researchers understand bird • Al Sospiro Trattoria (L D) ............ (301) 570-3185
population trends, information that is critical for effective • B.J. Pumpernickel’s (B L D) ........ (301) 924-1400
conservation. Their efforts enable everyone to see
• Dave’s American Bistro (L D) ..... (301) 740-3003
what would otherwise be impossible: a comprehensive
picture of where birds are in late winter and how their • Hunan Delight (D) ...................... (301) 774-7944
numbers and distribution compare with previous years. • Julliano’s Italian Cafe (L D) ......... (301) 921-0199
In 2008, participants submitted more than 85,000 • Mamma Lucia (L D) .................... (301) 570-9500
checklists. For more information, visit • Olney Grille (L D)........................ (301) 570-0202
www.birdcount.org. • The Olney Tavern (L D) .............. (301) 260-0500
• Ricciuti’s (L D) ........................... (301) 570-3388
• Sol Azteca Restaurant (D) .......... (301) 260-1650
I Buy Mortgage Notes! Key: (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
New Year Celebration. The Olney Library will host
If you have sold a home and would
an Asian Lunar New Year Celebration on February 7 at
like cash for your promissory note 1:30 p.m. Celebrate the “Year of the Ox” as the Wong
please call 301-768-1079 or People Association perform the lion dance. This event
write to email@example.com. is for all ages and is free. For more information, call
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P.O. Box 217, Olney, MD 20830 PERMIT 66
Dues Notice! Olney Mill residents
are asked to please
2009 Annual Dues not received by shovel sidewalks as
February 15, 2009 will incur a soon as possible after a
processing fee. snow. It is important to keep
The dues notice was mailed to homeowners them passable so that
early in December 2008. The OMCA annual children walking to and from school and those
fee is $55 per household. Remit payment to: trying to get some exercise have a safe place
OMCA, PO Box 217, Olney, MD 20830. to travel.
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Larry Van Druff
OMCA President, Retired
Olney Mill Residential Specialist
I love my work... RE/MAX Realty Center
(301) 774-1348 (Office)
You will, too. (301) 580-5914 (Cell)
Larry Van Druff, Realtor, RE/MAX Realty Centre February 2009
Just Listed by Larry
4140 MOUNT OLNEY LANE
Open Sunday, 1-3pm
This gorgeous Greenbrier won’t last long, even in this market. Much of the home was gutted and remodeled and the
results are stunning. Featured is a new Cherry Kitchen, an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings and two stunning floor
to ceiling Mill Stone fireplaces, three totally remodeled full bathrooms and many updates too plentiful to enumerate.
Stop by and check out this beauty!
The spring real estate market is just around the corner. The Sellers who will maximize their bottom lines will be those
who prepare their properties for the market. Pre-sale preparation is THE NAME OF THE GAME. I can’t tell you
how many homes I’ve been in recently that are on the market and are just sitting there (in mediocre condition) and not
selling. If you are considering a sale, call me. I’d be happy to stop by and advise you in the art of pre-sale preparation.
Dates to remember in February: A degree in economics and math,
2 Groundhog Day make Larrys insights in the market the
12 Lincoln’s Birthday best choice as YOUR REALTOR!
14 Valentine’s Day
Couple this with over 35 years of
16 Presidents Day observed
22 Washington’s Birthday
marketing skills and you will reap13
25 Ash Wednesday benefits of amazing results!
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