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Volume XXXVIII, No. 9                                                  April 25, 2008                                                       The Official Newsletter of the Montgomery Village Foundation

                                                                                                                                    CSAAC building dedicated

                                                                                               photo by Howard Lansat Photography
                                                                                                                                       On April 16, Community                              lage facility was first opened
                                                                                                                                    Services for Autistic Adults                           in 2004, enabling a portion
                                                                                                                                    and Children (CSAAC), lo-                              of CSAAC’s staff to move out
                                                                                                                                    cated at 8615 East Village Av-                         of their former offices at 751
                                                                                                                                    enue, held a building Dedica-                          Twinbrook Parkway. With
                                                                                                                                    tion and Ribbon Cutting Cer-                           the completion of the center,
                                                                                                                                    emony to commemorate the                               the remaining program staff
                                                                                                                                    completion of its one-of-a-kind,                       will be relocating to East Vil-
                                                                                                                                    world-class headquarters sup-                          lage the over the next few
                                                                                                                                    porting children and adults                            months. The spacious mul-
                                                                                                                                    with autism. CSAAC is a com-                           tipurpose room inside the
                                                                                                                                    munity-based human service                             completed building will be
                                                                                                                                    provider specializing in meet-                         available for training
                                                                                                                                    ing the needs of individuals                           CSAAC staff, community
                                                                                                                                    with autism.                                           members, para-profession-
                                                                                                                                       Montgomery County Execu-                            als and professionals on is-
                                                                                                                                    tive Ike Leggett and Michael                           sues associated with autism
                                                                                                                                    Chapman, director of the Mary-                         and will also be available
                                                                                                                                    land State Developmental Dis-                          for community use.
                                                                                                                                    abilities Administration, were
                                                                                                                                    on hand to cut the ribbon, along
                                                                                                                                    with Jane Ford Salzano,
    Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Michael Chapman, director of the                                                    CSAAC’s founder. Senators                               INSIDE
    Maryland State Developmental Disabilities Administration, cut the ribbon at the new                                             Nancy King and Jennie Fore-
    CSAAC facility on East Village Avenue. Jane Ford Salzano, CSAAC’s founder, Senators                                             hand and Delegates Karen S.
    Nancy King and Jennie Forehand and Delegates Karen S. Montgomery, Ben Kramer and                                                                                                        Join an MVF swim
                                                                                                                                    Montgomery, Ben Kramer and
    Charles Barkley also attended the event.
                                                                                                                                    Charles Barkley also attended
                                                                                                                                    the event, as well as Montgom-
                                                                                                                                    ery Village Foundation Board                            See page 7
Rake the Lake cleanup a success                                                                                                     President Robert Hydorn and
                                                                                                                                    MVF Executive Vice President
   Friends of Whetstone Lake          F.O.W.L. would also like to   about F.O.W.L. activities, visit                                David Humpton.
(F.O.W.L), in partnership with     thank MVF Executive Vice                                    CSAAC’s Montgomery Vil-
Montgomery Village Founda-         President Dave Humpton,                                                                                                                                  Cookies for a good
tion, held another successful      Whetstone board member                                                                                                                                   cause
Rake the Lake Cleanup at           Sharon Cranford and South
Lake Whetstone Park on             Village board members
April 19. At least 50 people       Pamela Bort, Scott Johnson,
volunteered their time Satur-      Suzanne Wheeler, Sheila
                                                                                                                                                               photo by Jeannie Pizzonia

day morning to help with the       Warren and Joe Pizzonia for
clean up. Using MVF boats          coming out and setting an
and tools, the volunteers          example for the community.
helped to remove three             The group would also like to
pickup truck loads of trash        extend thanks to MVF staff
from the lake and surround-        Scott Gole and Scott Geasey
ing park areas.                    for their help with the boats,                                                                                                                           See page 11
   Many items were plucked         snacks and assistance.
from the lake, including shop-        In addition, F.O.W.L.
ping carts, a baby stroller, bi-   thanks the following schools
cycles, soda cans, tires and       for their support at the clean                                                                                                                           Discount
bottles. This year, an entire      up: Quince Orchard High                                                                                                                                  amusement park
wire fence was pulled from the     School, Neelsville Middle                                                                                                                                tickets now on sale
lake.                              School, Roberto Clemente
   Several students were           Middle School, Montgomery
credited for service hours, and    Village Middle School, and
volunteers were treated to         Goshen, South Lake, Clear-
cold drinks and snacks pro-        spring, Whetstone and Mary
vided by MVF. F.O.W.L              of Nazareth elementary
thanks the many who gave           schools.
their time to go out in boats         To view a slide show of the
and walk the shorelines to         event or for more information
clean up the park and lake.

                                                                                                                                                                                            See page 18

 The widely-recognized logo of
 Montgomery Village was actually
 derived from an ancient symbol of
 friendship. It represents two people                                                                                                                                                       MVF Most Beautiful
 clasping hands in peace and harmony.                                                                                                                                                       Garden Contest is
 Kettler Brothers adopted this symbol for                               Lake cleanup volunteer Rebecca S. shows off her                                                                     underway
                                                                        find—an animal skull—and boat ticket at the April 19
 the Village in 1966.
                                                                        Rake the Lake cleanup at Lake Whetstone.                                                                            See page 17
2                   FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                                            MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

    Contents                                       MVF BOARD AGENDA                                                           MVF MEETING AGENDAS

    Ad Coupon Index .................. 2                 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE FOUNDATION, INC.                                                  MVF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    AS Update .......................... 11                  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING                                           The regularly scheduled MVF Board of Directors meeting starts
    At Your Leisure .................. 20                          Thursday, April 24, 2008                                   at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 in the North Creek Board Room,
    Calendar .............................. 4              North Creek Community Center – 7:30 p.m.                           20125 Arrowhead Road.
    Classifieds ........................ 28
    Community Service ............ 11              Residents Time — As a courtesy to fellow residents and the                            ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
    Garden Contest ................. 17            Board, please limit your remarks to no more than 5 minutes.                   The Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 5 p.m. on
    Homes Corporations                             While the Board welcomes comments from residents, comments                 Wednesday, May 7 and 21 at the MVF office, 10120 Apple Ridge
                                                   made during Residents Time are not positions of the Board.                 Road, to review residents’ requests for exterior modifications. Resi-
      Eastgate Express ........... 14
                                                   1. Call Meeting to Order                                                   dents Time begins at 6:30 p.m. The board requests that homeowners
      East Village Echo ........... 13
                                                   2. President’s Remarks                                                     contact the Foundation if they plan to attend and if their contrac-
      Maryland Place ............... 14
                                                   3. Review and Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting and                   tors will accompany them.
      Middle Village Voice ........ 15
      Northgate News .............. 14                Annual Meeting March 27, 2008                                                        COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
      North Village View .......... 14             4. Review and Approve Financial Statement for March 2008;                    The Communications Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. on
      Patton Ridge Report ....... 13                  Review 1st Quarter Delinquency Report                                   Wednesday, May 7 at the MVF office, 10120 Apple Ridge Road.
      South Village Scenes ..... 14
                                                   5. Executive Vice President’s Report
                                                   6. Acceptance of Action List                                                        COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
      Stedwick Signals ............ 13
                                                   7. ACTION LIST                                                                The Committee on the Environment (COE) will meet at
      Whetstone Watch ............ 15                                                                                         7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the North Creek Board Room,
                                                      A. Decision Items:
    In the News .......................... 5                                                                                  20125 Arrowhead Road.
                                                         1. Consider request for membership on TD&PF
    Kids Page .......................... 21
                                                            Committee                                                                           EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    Letters to the Editor .............. 5
                                                      B. Consent Items — unless there are questions about specific
    MVF Board Agenda ............... 2                                                                                          The Executive Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday,
                                                         items, they will be accepted as a group:
    MVF Meeting Agendas ......... 2                                                                                           May 12 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
                                                         1. Approve recommendations for Committee Chairs
    Neighborhood Noteboard ... 2                         2. Approve recommendations for reaffirmation of                              MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    President’s Message .......... 3                        Committee members                                                    The Management Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet at
    Professional Directory ...... 27                     3. Reaffirm approval of staff request to fund additional             7 p.m. on Monday, May 12 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125
    Property Values ................. 12                    homeowner file shelving from reserves                             Arrowhead Road.
    Real Estate ........................ 29        8. Committee Reports — unless there are questions about these
    Recreation ......................... 18           reports, they will be accepted as a group:                                 Note: All meeting agendas listed in this section are current as of the
    Services Around Town ...... 22                    a. Executive Committee                                                  deadline date for this publication. The listings do not include every
    Sports ................................. 20       b. Architectural Review Board (ARB)                                     agenda item. This information is also available on the MVF web site at
                                                      c. Audit                                                       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.
                                                      g. Election
                                                      h. Management Advisory (MAC)                                            NEIGHBORHOOD NOTEBOARD
                                                      i. Nominating
                                                      j. Personnel
                                                      k. Public Safety                                                                                    EASTGATE
        Visit MVF online                              l. Recreation                                                              The next regular meeting of the Eastgate Homes Corporation
               at                                     m.TD&PF                                                                 Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at                      9. Closed Session                                                          the Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue.
                                                                                                                              This is a rescheduled date.
                                                                                                                                                        EAST VILLAGE
                                                                                                                                 The East Village Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
                                                                                                                              7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at Whetstone Community Center,
                                                            WEBB TRACT COMMUNITY MEETING                                      19140 Brooke Grove Court. The agenda will include a discussion
            ADVERTISER                                                        Wednesday, May 7
           COUPON INDEX                                                                                                       of reserved parking in Holly Pointe.
                                                                                  7:30 p.m.                                      The time for the next meetings of the Glenbrooke/Wethersfield/
                                                                        North Creek Community Center                          Meadowgate Neighborhood Watch has been changed to 7 p.m. at
    Bartlett Exteriors ............. 24                                                                                       the Whetstone Community Center on Tuesdays, May 20 and 27.
                                                          The East Village Homes Corporation and the Mont-
    CHF Patio                                         gomery Village Foundation boards of directors will host                               HORIZON RUN CONDOMINIUM
                                                      a community meeting with Montgomery County officials                       The Horizon Run Condominium Board of Directors meeting is
       & Landscape ............... 23                 to discuss the current draft proposal to build a new Pub-               scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in the North Creek
    Jackson Hewitt                                    lic Safety Training Academy and a new MCPS food prepa-                  Board Room, 20125 Arrowhead Road.
                                                      ration and distribution facility on 29 acres of the 133-
                                                                                                                                                     MARYLAND PLACE
       Tax Service .................. 10              acre Webb Tract parcel.
                                                                                                                                 The Maryland Place Board of Directors meeting is scheduled
    Patriot Electrical ............. 22                                                                                       for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at the Whetstone Community
                                                          The public is encouraged to attend this meeting.
                                                                                                                              Center, 19140 Brooke Grove Court.
    Subway ............................ 10
    USE/Utility                                                                                                                  The Northgate Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
                                                                                                                              7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 in the North Creek Board Room, 20125
       Service Express ........... 25                                                                                         Arrowhead Road.
                                                                                                                                          THOMAS CHOICE CONDOMINIUM
                                                                                            Covenant                             The Thomas Choice Condominium Board of Directors meet-
                                                                                         United Methodist                     ing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19 in the Thomas
                                      for th                                                                                  Choice Party Room, 19401 Brassie Place.

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                                                                                              Church                                          THOMAS CHOICE GARDENS
                                           9                                                                                     The Thomas Choice Gardens Board of Directors will hold a
    COPY:                            issue                                                                                    special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in the Thomas
                                                                                                                              Choice Party Room, 19401 Brassie Place. The regular meeting is
    •          :* Attention writers:
        EMAILED OR ON DISK DUE                                                                                                scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5 in the Thomas Choice
                                                                                           20301 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
        MONDAY, MAY 5 AT 5 P.M.                   Copy is gratefully accepted                                                 Party Room.
                                                                                              Montgomery Village
    • MAILED, FAXED OR          TYPED DUE:
                                                                                                   301-926-8920                                           STEDWICK
                                                  Provide text on disk or email to       email:
                                                                                                        The Stedwick Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
        FRIDAY, MAY 2 AT 5 P.M.                                                   
                                                                                                                              7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at Stedwick Community Center,
                                                  Email classifieds to                          The Rev. Phil Ayers
    DISPLAY ADS:                                                                                10401 Stedwick Road.
                                                                                             Sunday Worship
    • DUE:                                        See page 3 for more on how to            8:30 a.m. • 10:00 a.m.                                       WHETSTONE
                                                  contact us.                                                                    The Whetstone Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for
        FRIDAY, MAY 2 AT 5 P.M.                           *preferred method of receipt
                                                                                           Nursery Care at both Services
                                                                                         Sunday School - 10 am Service Only   7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 in the North Creek Board Room,
                                                                                           Communion at 8:30 am Service
                                                                                                                              20125 Arrowhead Road.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                    F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                   3
 Village News                            PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 Serving the residents of
 Montgomery Village
                                         Who does what in the Village?
 The Montgomery Village News is                                            were established by Kettler       several ponds at South Val-            The MVF’s architectural
 the official newsletter of the                                            Brothers as independent cor-      ley Park and three lakes. Lake      standards team works to
 Montgomery Village Foundation,                                            porations and are responsible     Whetstone is the largest,           maintain property values in
 Inc., and its Board of Directors. Its                                     for maintenance of their own      North Creek Lake is midway          the Village by helping
 purpose is to disseminate news                                            green space or common areas,      up Montgomery Village Av-           homeowners on projects as
 and information in accordance with                                        streets, bike paths and street    enue and Lake Marion is in          small as selecting exterior
 the Editorial Policy of the                                               trees, as well as private prop-   East Village.                       paint colors and as big as a
 Foundation.                                                               erty maintenance standards           In addition, the Montgom-        home addition. It also works
                                                                           and their own security pa-        ery Village Foundation pub-         with commercial entities in
 Publisher:                                                                trols, should they choose to      lishes the Village News every       the Village to ensure that they
 MVF Board of Directors
                                                                           have them.                        other week and hosts a web          keep up their properties.
 Montgomery Village Foundation
 10120 Apple Ridge Road
                                                                              The presidents of each of      site at Speaking          As part of its efforts to pro-
 Montgomery Village, MD 20886-1000                                         the 10 homes corporations         of the web site, it’s just been     mote the health, safety and
                                                                           and 11 condominium asso-          redesigned and has received         welfare of Village residents,
 Phone: 301-948-0110                     by Robert Hydorn                  ciations in the Village are       very positive feedback from         the MVF runs a large number
 FAX: 301-990-7071                                                         members of the MVF Presi-         residents. You can find lots of     of classes and programs, from
 MVF email:               MVF President
                                                                           dents’ Council, which meets       information there, including        summer camps for kids to
 MV News email:                                             with the MVF Board of Direc-      the latest MVF Board of Direc-      specialty programs such as
                                            Although I’ve lived in the
 MVF 24-hour Board Voice Mail:
                                         Village for many years, it took   tors to discuss issues of mu-     tors packet, which came to          Seniors in Action! and Ten-
 301-948-0110, press 5
 Recreation Hotline, ext. 349            me a while to figure out what     tual interest.                    121 pages. So save some trees       nis Carnival. There’s the an-
                                         the Montgomery Village               The Montgomery Village         and take a look online!             nual Art, Craft and Photogra-
 Office hours:                           Foundation does and where         Foundation is responsible for        The Foundation also has a        phy Show in conjunction
 The MVF Office, 10120 Apple             the homes corporations and        running and maintaining           government relations compo-         with the Gaithersburg Fine
 Ridge Road, is open Monday -            condominium associations fit      four community centers            nent, which enables us to stay      Arts Association and a health
 Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.         in. As I’ve made my way           (Stedwick, Whetstone, North       up to speed on issues affect-       fair in partnership with CVS.
 Director of Communications              around the community in re-       Creek and Lake Marion),           ing the Village and our qual-       We also partner with groups
  Kimberly M. West, ext. 331             cent months, it’s become clear    seven swimming pools              ity of life. This means fight-      like Friends of Whetstone
 Advertising Manager                     that other residents face the     (Whetstone, Stedwick, Wat-        ing the extension of the            Lake on the recent Rake the
  Jhenileen Libongco, ext. 328 or        same challenge. So, here’s a      kins Mill, Apple Ridge, North     Midcounty Highway (or               Lake clean up event. Right                          quick run down of who does        Creek, Hurley Park and Lake       M-83) through the Village, ad-      now, we’re gearing up for the
 Writer/Editor                           what in the Village.              Marion), 22 tennis courts and     vocating for appropriate use        annual Fourth of July Parade
  Jaime Ridgley, ext. 321 or                Homeowners in Mont-            18 recreation and park areas      of the Webb Tract on Snouffer       and Carnival, which brings                                                           on 330 acres of land. We have     School Road near East Vil-          an old-fashioned hometown
                                         gomery Village belong to two
 Senior Graphic Designer
                                         associations – the Montgom-       a natural amphitheater right      lage and working closely with       flavor to our community.
  Mike Conroy, ext. 359
 Communications Assistant                ery Village Foundation and        off Montgomery Village Av-        the City of Gaithersburg on            So there you have it in a
  Mary Vitek, ext. 342                   the homes corporation or          enue where, in the summer,        issues of mutual concern. It        nutshell, a quick summary of
                                         condominium in which they         we host our Lawn Theatre          also means reaching out to          who does what in the Village.
 Web site: or                                                                                                                           Please keep those emails
                                         reside. There are 10 homes        concerts on Sunday evenings.      federal, state and local offi-
                                         corporations and 11 condo-        We also have a small nature       cials on issues affecting the       coming to BobHydorn@
                                         minium associations in            center tucked away near           quality of life in our Village.
 24-HOUR MVF                             Montgomery Village. These         North Creek Lake. We have
 301-576-1212                                                                                                                   COMMUNITY FORUM
 800-215-1784                                                                                                    Mike Knapp is holding an open mike at 7 p.m. on Mon-
 Articles appearing in the Montgomery                                                                          day, April 28 at the Germantown Library, Room A, 19840
 Village News are presented as a                                                                               Century Boulevard, Germantown. The focus of this meet-
 community service. They do not
                                               DISTRICT 39 TOWN HALL MEETING AND
                                                                                                               ing is to hold a community forum to discuss the
 necessarily represent the views of                   LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP                                      community’s concerns regarding parking of commercial
 the Montgomery Village Foundation.                            Tuesday, April 29                               and recreational vehicles on county roadways.
 The advertisements in the                                         7 to 9 p.m.
 Montgomery Village News are not                         North Creek Community Center                             The public is cordially invited to participate in this event.
 intended to be an endorsement by the
 Montgomery Village Foundation of           Senator Nancy King, Delegate Saqib Ali, Delegate Charles
 any business or individual.
                                          Barkley and Delegate Kirill Reznik will provide legislative

                                                                                                               MVF summer hours
                                                                                                                  The Montgomery Village Foundation office will be open
                                                                                                               until 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings beginning May 1 and
                                                                                                               open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. begin-
                                                     CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS                                  ning May 3.
 MVF Board of Directors                     Due to credit card company surcharge fees, the Montgomery             Residents will be able to get activity cards, register for
 Officers                                Village Foundation will accept payment by credit card for trans-      classes or programs, speak with a representative from the
                                         actions of $10 or more. Transactions less than $10 will need to       MVF Architectural Standards Department, order disclo-
  Robert Hydorn
                                         be paid by cash or check and also remain acceptable forms of          sure materials and make assessment payments.
                                         payment for transactions of $10 or more. This change is effec-
 Vice President
                                         tive immediately.
  James King
  Darcy Bingham
   Pamela Bort
   Jim Deye
   Katherine Gray
   Scott Johnson
   Linc Perley
   Keith Silliman
   Richard Wright

 Executive Vice President
  David Humpton
4                     FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                                                                   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

                                                                                   Montgomery Village
                                                                       Calendar of Events
          Sunday                           Monday                         Tuesday                       Wednesday                          Thursday                          Friday                         Saturday
                n ...
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      Comi d Comm                                                                                                                                                       Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-
             lan                                                             MVF Spring Flea Market                                                                     Sunrise at Montgomery Village
        Mar y and Day
               B                                                                                                                                                        Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-
                       ay 18                                              Saturday, May 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                             SCC
                 ay, M
            Sund         p.m.
                    to 8                                                  North Creek Community Center
              Noon         e Ro
                             e Rid
                      Appl                                                    20125 Arrowhead Road
             1   0120

                           27                                 28                              29                              30 May                              1                              2                                  3
                                       Thomas Choice Gardens           Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MV Community Band, 7 pm -        MVF Office Open until 7 pm      Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
                                       Special Mtg., 7:30 pm-TC Pty.   Sunrise at Montgomery Village   SCC                                                              Sunrise at Montgomery Village   12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-   Spring Flea Market, 8 am-
                                       Horizon Run Condo, 7:30 pm-                                                                                                      SCC                             1 pm-NCCC Parking Lot

                              4                                  5                               6                                7                               8 VillageNews 9                                              10
                                       Thomas Choice Gardens,          Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       ARB, 5 pm MVF Office             MVF Office Open until 7 pm      Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
                                       7:30 pm -TC Pty. Rm.            Sunrise at Montgomery Village   (Residents Time-6:30 pm)                                         Sunrise at Montgomery Village   12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                        Gaithersburg Fine Arts, 7 pm-
                                                                       Eastgate HC, 7:30 pm -LMCC      MV Community Band, 7 pm -        SCC                             Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-   Spring Flea Market RAIN
                                                                                                       SCC                                                              SCC                             DATE, 8 am-1 pm - NCCC
                                                                                                                                        Whetstone HC, 7:30 pm -
                                                                                                       Communications Committee,                                                                        Parking Lot
                                                                                                       7:30 pm –MVF Office
                                                                                                       Community Mtg. Re: Webb
                                                                                                       Tract, 7:30 pm-NCCC

                           11                                 12                             13                               14                                15                            16                              17
       Mother’s Day                    Executive Committee, 4 pm-      Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MV Community Band, 7 pm-         MVF Office Open until 7 pm      MVF RESIDENTS GUIDE             MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
                                       NCBR                            Sunrise at Montgomery Village   WMHS                                                                                             12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-
                                       MAC, 7 pm-NCBR                  Northgate HC, 7 pm-NCBR         COE, 7:30 pm-NCBR                                                Sunrise at Montgomery Village
                                       MV Garden Club,7:30 pm-         East Village HC, 7:30 pm-WCC                                                                     Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-
                                       WCC                                                                                                                              SCC

                           18                                 19                             20                               21                                22                            23                              24
       Maryland Community Band         Horizon Run Condo, 7:30 pm-     Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       ARB, 5 pm MVF Office             MVF Office Open until, 7 pm     Daytime Bridge, 10:30 am-       MVF Office Open 9:30 am-
       Day, Noon-8 pm-MVF              NCBR                            Sunrise at Montgomery Village   (Residents Time-6:30 pm)                                         Sunrise at Montgomery Village   12:30 pm
                                                                                                                                        MVF Board of Directors,
       Office Soccer Field
                                       Thomas Choice Condo,                                            Maryland Place HC, 7 pm-         7:30 pm-NCBR                    Teen Center Late Night, 7 pm-   MVF Pools Open
                                       7:30 pm-TC Pty. Rm.                                             WCC                                                              SCC
                                                                                                       Stedwick HC, 7:30 pm-SCC
                                                                                                       MV Community Band, 7 pm -

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

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    businesses. Campaign letters                  Letters to the Editor must be                 next issue by the editor for                      • All email letters must in-               consistent with Montgomery
    are prohibited, except for                    received no later than 12 noon                space considerations, if abso-                 clude the writer’s full name,                 Village News editorial policy
    Montgomery Village Founda-                    on the subsequent Tuesday                     lutely necessary. Editor is to                 address and telephone num-                    and limit the number of let-
    tion and Village homes cor-                   prior to the Friday publica-                  so indicate any condensa-                      ber for verification.                         ters on a given subject when
    poration elections.                           tion and distribution.                        tions.                                            • As with letters delivered                the number is so large it pre-
       2. The Montgomery Village                     4. Letters must bear the                      6. All letters may not ex-                  to the MVF office in person                   sents a problem.
    News will make every effort to                writer’s name, address and                    ceed 300 words. Longer letters                 or by the U.S. Postal Service,
    publish all letters received                  telephone number for verifi-                  will be eliminated from con-                   the Montgomery Village News
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                   F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                5


2008 activity card update                                                                                  MVF Election Committee
    Summer is right around the
corner but before you can head
                                    cards in previous years (East
                                    Village, Eastgate, Maryland
                                                                        dence, such as a driver’s li-
                                                                        cense, so that your photo may      vacancy
to the pool, make sure you have     Place, Middle Village (Club-        be taken.                             The Montgomery Village           by the MVF Board of Direc-
taken the necessary steps to        side) Northgate, North Vil-             Residents will need a cur-     Foundation Election Com-            tors.
ensure that you will receive        lage, Patton Ridge, Poplar          rent validation sticker on their   mittee currently has one               If you are interested in ap-
your activity cards on time!        Spring, South Village (Dock-        photo activity card for entry to   opening. The Election Com-          plying to become a member of
You should have received an         side, Millrace, Nathan’s Hill,      all MVF pools. Validation          mittee is responsible for ad-       the MVF Election Committee,
Information Letter and Rights       Grover’s Forge and Hamp-            stickers for the residents who     ministering the Montgomery          please submit your applica-
Form (if needed) in March. If       tons) and Whetstone who do          have received their photo ac-      Village Foundation Board of         tion by Thursday, May 1. Ap-
you haven’t signed and re-          not yet have their photo activ-     tivity card in previous years      Directors election each year,       plications are available at
turned it yet you must do so.       ity card, will need to come to      will be mailed in early May to     including the peripheral  ;
Even if there are no changes,       the MVF office to get one this      those residents who have re-       components of the election          Go to the About the Village
we need a current Information       year.                               turned their Information Letter    such as the Candidates’ Fo-         menu, then to Village Gover-
Letter every year in order to          Starting      Wednesday,         and Rights Forms (if needed),      rum. Per the MVF Bylaws, the        nance and select Committees. If
process activity cards. If you      April 28, photos will be taken      if their assessment account is     Election Committee is to be         you have questions, contact
haven’t received the Informa-       at the MVF office on Apple          current and there are no archi-    comprised of exactly five           Sharon Levine at 301-948-
tion Letter/Rights Form, notify     Ridge Road during regular           tectural violations on the prop-   members who are appointed           0110, ext. 313.
the Foundation as soon as           business hours, Monday              erty.
possible.                           through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5           We look forward to a fun-
    Residents of Stedwick will      p.m., Thursdays 8:30 a.m.           filled summer and hope that
be receiving new photo activ-       until 7 p.m. and Saturdays be-      everyone is able to enjoy the
ity cards this year, and resi-      ginning May 3 from 9:30 a.m.        pools. Please call 301-948-        Fee change for
                                                                        0110, ext. 333 if you have any
dents from communities
which received photo activity
                                    to 12:30 p.m. Please remem-
                                    ber to bring proof of resi-         questions about the activity       assessments paid with
                                                                        card process.
                                                                                                           credit cards
                                                                                                              Effective July 1, 2008              Currently, Montgomery
         2nd annual Montgomery Village Middle School/                                                         As of Oct. 1, 2005, HB 282
                                                                                                           became law, authorizing
                                                                                                                                               Village homeowners who
                                                                                                                                               elect to pay assessments with
                Montgomery Village Foundation                                                              homeowners associations to
                                                                                                           charge for accepting assess-
                                                                                                                                               a credit card are being
                                                                                                                                               charged a flat $2 fee that is
                    Health and Safety Expo                                                                 ment payments via credit            added to the assessment pay-
                                                                                                           cards. The synopsis of the bill     ment. To help defray the cost
                                                                                                           follows:                            to the Montgomery Village
                       Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                     “Authorizing a homeowners        Foundation for credit card
                      Montgomery Village Middle School                                                     association to charge a person      processing, beginning July 1,
                                                                                                           an electronic payment fee if the    2008, Montgomery Village
                                                                                                           person elects to pay the            homeowners who elect to pay
                                                Free activities for the entire family including: blood     homeowners association with a       assessments with a credit
                                                pressure and cholesterol screening by Shady                credit card or debit card; limit-   card will be charged a flat $6
                                                Grove Hospital; vision screening by Latino Lions           ing the electronic payment fee      fee. This fee will not exceed
                                                Club; information about housing, aging, disability,        to a specified amount; requiring    the amount that MVF is
                                                crisis intervention and the Maryland Children’s            a homeowners association to         charged for accepting pay-
                                                Health Program by the Montgomery County                    provide notice that an electronic   ments via credit or debit
                                                Department of Health and Human Services; and               payment fee will be charged;        cards.
                                                smoking cessation and asthma information by                etc.”
                                                Latino Health Initiative.

                                                Also ... kids fun run, jump rope contest and aerobic
                                                classes in the dance studio. Don’t forget to check
                                                                                                             South Valley Park tot lot
                                                out the 3rd Annual MVMS Yard Sale, too!                      meeting scheduled
                                                                                                                 On Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m., the Montgomery Vil-
                                                                                                             lage Foundation Department of Recreation, Parks and
                                                                                                             Culture will host a meeting to discuss plans to replace
                                                                                                             and relocate the existing tot lot equipment in South Val-
                                                                                                             ley Park. Playgrounds offer children a place to exercise,
                                                                                                             which is important in this era of increasing childhood
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR                                                                                        obesity. Interested residents are asked to meet at the ex-
                                                                                                             isting tot lot structure next to Little Pond and near the
   Editor:                          aged shutters; (c) exterior         or East Village would like to        parking lot in South Valley Park. In the event of rain after
   The Whetstone Homes              maintenance conditions that         discuss this with me, please         6 p.m., the meeting will be held at Stedwick Community
Corporation (WHC) is con-           are determined to present an        contact me at steven.greenspan       Center, 10401 Stedwick Road.
templating Private Property         unsightly appearance; (d)                                For further information, contact Scott Geasey at 301-
Maintenance         Standards       grass that exceeds a height of                  Steven Greenspan         948-0110, ext. 303.
(PPMS). The East Village (EV)       eight inches, etc. You get the                         Whetstone
board has implemented               point—it can be almost any-
PPMS. I checked the cov-            thing.
enants, supplementary cov-             My recommendation to the
enants, articles of incorpora-      WHC board is to amend the
tion, and the bylaws of both        bylaws to authorize PPMS
WHC and Montgomery Vil-             policy. However, I sense the
lage Foundation (MVF). I do         board is reluctant to do this.
not see any authority to create     The easy path is to state in the
PPMS, no less assess mon-           policy that you have the au-
etary penalties against a ho-       thority when you do not.
meowner who does not com-           Changing the bylaws requires
ply. According to the draft poli-   a vote with supermajority as-
cies, a violation of the stan-      pects, similar to raising assess-
dards include: (a) noticeable       ments. Homes corporations
peeling or missing paint on         understandably find that a
any house or garage exterior        burden.
surfaces; (b) missing or dam-          If anyone from Whetstone
6                 FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                              MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


    County’s Household Hazardous Waste
    Program recognized for recycling                                                                               Staying aware in the Village
    rechargeable batteries                                                                                            The following is information taken from the Recent News
                                                                                                                   Summaries of the Montgomery County Police Department. The
                                                                                                                   report is not a complete listing of every incident.
       The Household Hazardous            out the county. In 2006, more         Atlanta-based RBRC is a
    Waste (HHW) Program of the            than 6,300 pounds of re-           nonprofit, public service corpo-                          STOLEN VEHICLE
    County’s Division of Solid            chargeable batteries were col-     ration dedicated to recharge-             - A stolen vehicle was reported taken overnight between
    Waste Services (Department of         lected.                            able battery recycling. More           Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 from the 19600
    Public Works and Transporta-             Call2Recycle is the most        than 50,000 retail, business and       block of Club Lake Road. The vehicle was a 1994 black
    tion/DPWT) was recognized             comprehensive nationwide           community collection loca-             Honda Accord.
    recently with a regional award        rechargeable battery and cell      tions in the United States and              - A stolen vehicle was reported taken overnight be-
    for its successful efforts in recy-   phone recycling program.           Canada participate in the              tween Sunday, April 6 and Monday, April 7 from the 19400
    cling rechargeable batteries.         Currently, more than 6,000         organization’s rechargeable            block of Brassie Way. The vehicle was a 1997 white Honda
       The Rechargeable Battery           communities and public agen-       battery recycling program.             Accord.
    Recycling Corporation (RBRC)          cies from across the United           Montgomery County’s pro-
    presented a 2007 “Regional Re-        States and in Canada are en-       gram was one of just four re-                       THEFTS FROM VEHICLES
    cycling Leadership Award” to          rolled in the program that pro-    gional award winners. Also               - Two thefts from vehicles occurred on Trotters Ridge
    DPWT Director Arthur Holmes           vides information and re-          recognized were Hennepin               Lane between Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12.
    and HHW Manager Rick                  sources for recycling old cell     County Environmental Ser-              Unknown means of entry and property was taken.
    Dimont during a ceremony at           phones and used portable re-       vices in Minneapolis, the City                                  ASSAULT
    the recycling center located on       chargeable batteries.              of Austin, Texas Household
                                                                                                                       - An assault, involving juveniles, occurred in the play-
    Route 355 in Derwood.                    Arthur Holmes, director of      Hazardous Waste Manage-
                                                                                                                    ground area of 18341 Lost Knife Circle on Monday, April 14
       As a participant in RBRC’s         the Department of Public           ment Program and the Marine
                                                                                                                    around 8 p.m. The juvenile male suspect knocked the female
    Call2Recycle™ program, Mont-          Works and Transportation,          Corps Base Camp Lejeune En-
                                                                                                                    victim down and then began touching the victim inappro-
    gomery County’s HHW Pro-              said, “More and more, we’re        vironmental Management Di-
                                                                                                                    priately over her clothing.
    gram has conducted collection         realizing how fragile our eco-     vision in North Carolina.
    programs for rechargeable bat-        system is and how severely            The annual Recycling Lead-                       COMMERICAL BURGLARY
    teries at various household haz-      we’re challenging that deli-       ership Awards are presented               - A commercial burglary occurred at The Caribbean
    ardous waste stations through-        cate balance. Technology has       to four regional and two na-           Corner, 18286 Contour Road, between Friday, April 11 at
                                          given us many new products         tional winners, one in the             9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 9 p.m. Entry was forced
                                          that add convenience to our        United States and one in               and property was taken.
                                          lives, especially with portable,   Canada.
                                          battery-run devices.                  For more information about
                                             “But,” Holmes noted,            the county’s rechargeable bat-
                                          “with that convenience comes
                                          a responsibility to take care in
                                                                             tery and Household Hazard-
                                                                             ous Waste Program, visit
                                                                                                                 Gaithersburg Police launch
                                          how we dispose of them. Our
                                          rechargeable battery recycling
                                                                             solidwaste, click on Collection
                                                                                                                 teen driving initiative
                                          program helps to ensure that       Services, then How do I recycle/       The Gaithersburg Police         Gaithersburg and Montgomery
                                          the various products used in       dispose of…? and go to Batteries    Department, in partnership         County police departments de-
                                          these batteries do not contami-    – household, rechargeable.          with the Montgomery County         livered morning announce-
                                          nate our environment.”                                                 Police Department, launched        ments to the students, educat-
                                                                                                                 a Teen Driving Initiative in       ing them on a variety of driving
                                                                                                                 Gaithersburg on April 14. It is    laws. Sign boards were also
                                                                                                                 a proactive effort designed to     placed along South Frederick
                                          Pay your assessment fees                                               educate high school students
                                                                                                                 about the dangers faced on the
                                                                                                                                                    Avenue announcing the strict
                                                                                                                                                    enforcement of traffic laws be-
                                          or check your account                                                  road and to prevent crashes
                                                                                                                 involving teenage drivers. The
                                                                                                                                                    ginning April 14. Also on
                                                                                                                                                    April 14, students attended an
                                          online                                                                 initiative involves an educa-
                                                                                                                 tion component and the strict
                                                                                                                                                    assembly on teen driving safety
                                                                                                                                                    conducted by ABC7/WJLA-TV.
                                             As part of a continued ef-      ply click Sign In (located in the   enforcement of traffic laws in     Following the assembly, police
                                          fort to bring more customer-       top right corner of the front       the area of Gaithersburg High      officers conducted traffic en-
                                          friendly features to the new       page) to access MVF’s web site      School, all in an effort to have   forcement along South Fred-
                                          MVF web site, Montgomery           services. If you are a new user,    students drive more safely.        erick Avenue in the area of the
                                          Village homeowners are now         be sure to complete the sign up        Parents of Gaithersburg         school. Strict enforcement will
                                          able to check their account and    information (from the sign in       High School students received      continue for the remainder of
                                          pay their assessment fees          page) to receive a password to      a letter from Chief of Police      the school year.
                                          online using electronic check      the private and secured por-        John King of the Gaithersburg         For more information on this
                                          payments.                          tions of the site. If you are       Police Department advising         program, call the Gaithersburg
                                             Homeowners must register        a homeowner and experience          them of the initiative and the     Police Department at 301-258-
                                          at       difficulties obtaining a user ID,   goal of the program. Starting      6400.
                                          and sign in to access all of the   please contact the Foundation       on April 8, officers from the
                                          services and information           at 301-948-0110, ext. 346 or
                                          available. If you already have     send an email to webmaster
                                          a user ID and password, sim-                           Montgomery County Democratic
                                                                                                                 Central Committee to elect
                                                                                    JACKSTRAW,                   student members May 13
                                                                                          INC.                      The Montgomery County
                                                                                                                 Democratic Central Commit-
                                                                                                                                                        High school students who
                                                                                                                                                    wish to be considered should
                                                                                                                 tee will hold its regular meet-    file letters of interest, resumes
                                                                                                                 ing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,       and letters of support to the
                                                            “We Go Out On A Limb For You!”                       May 13 at its headquarters,        Committee by 5 p.m. Thursday,
                                                    • Mulching Services            Sorry, no mowing services
                                                                                                                 3720 Farragut Avenue, #303,        May 1; by mail to the above ad-
                                                                                                                 Kensington. Two student            dress; to montgomerydems@
                                                  • Professional Bed Edging                                      members, one female and one; or by fax to 301-946-
                                                 • Core/Aerating
                                                                                Spring Specials                  male, will be elected to serve     1002.
                                                 • Dethatching                 301-977-9200
                                                                               301-9                             one-year terms. Student mem-
                                                                                                                 bers attend all meetings of the
                                                                                                                                                        For further information, con-
                                                                                                                                                    tact the committee at 301-946-
                                                                                                                 committee and lead high            1000 or to montgomerydems@
                                            MD Tree Surgeon              Member Maryland Arborist Association    school Democratic club activi-
                                            License #219                   & The Tree Care Industry of America
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                                   F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                  7


It’s swim team season ... here’s how to                                                                                     Task force releases
dive in                                                                                                                     recommendations on
   Village swim teams pro-
vide one of the perennial fa-
                                                    WHETSTONE WHALES
                                                       Registration day and time:
                                                                                          Fees: $70 first child, $60
                                                                                       second child, $45 each addi-         boosting affordable housing
vorite summer activities for
Village children ages 5
                                                       Friday, May 16, 7 to 9 p.m.
                                                    or online at www.whetstone
                                                                                       tional child
                                                                                          Contact: Jim and Frankie          in county
through 18 as of July 1, 2008                                      Watkins 301-963-6576, fjwat              County Executive Isiah         all new non-residential devel-
whose families have current                            Location: Whetstone Com- or Ginny         Leggett recently released the      opment;
Montgomery Village Founda-                          munity Center, Centerway           Lewis 301-806-6136, vclewis@         report of the Affordable Hous-         • Add language to future
tion activity cards.                                Road and Brooke Grove Court                       ing Task Force, a work group       master plans to “increase af-
   Who swims on which                                  Ages: 5 through 18 years           North Creek Swim Team             he appointed a year ago to de-     fordable housing” as an objec-
team? Different Village com-                           Fees: (Before Memorial          includes: Apple Ridge, Ar-           velop new and innovative           tive;
munities are assigned to dif-                       Day) $70 first child, $55 sec-     rowhead, Dorseys Regard,             strategies to combat the short-        • Reduce parking require-
ferent teams. Designated Us-                        ond child, $35 each addi-          Essex     Place,   Fairidge,         age of affordable housing in       ments for housing develop-
ers—Village households that                         tional child; (After Memorial      Greentee, Highfield, High-           Montgomery County. Leggett         ments to promote Smart
pay a quarterly assessment                          Day) $80 first child, $60 sec-     land Hall, McKendree,                released the report at the Af-     Growth and encourage mass
for pools and community                             ond child, $40 each addi-          McRory, Overlea, Partridge           fordable Housing Conference,       transit use;
centers—are listed here.                            tional child                       Place, Perry Place, Pleasant         an annual summit of elected            • Adopt regulatory reforms
   Also, “buy-in” communi-                             Contact: Jacquie Hogan          Ridge, Points, Salems Grant,         officials, housing and commu-      to cut “red tape” for affordable
ties are listed. These are com-                     301-869-8749, jacquiehogan         Shadow Oak and Williams              nity development leaders, ad-      housing developments and
munities where property                                              Range.                               vocates and community mem-         permit accessory apartments
owners do not pay the Desig-                           Whetstone Swim Team             LAKE MARION LASERS                   bers.                              without a special exception re-
nated User Assessment to the                        includes: Dockside, Fairway                                                 “We face enormous chal-        quirement.
                                                                                          Registration days and
MVF for use of Foundation                           Islands, Grovers Forge, The                                             lenges in Montgomery County            The 35-member task force
owned and operated pools,                           Hamptons, Maryland Place,                                               delivering on our goals of af-     was co-chaired by Richard
                                                                                          Friday, May 16, 6:30 to
but pay instead to swim in a                        Millrace, Nathans Hill, Pop-                                            fordable housing and home          Nelson, director of the
                                                                                       8:30 p.m.
pool owned by a condo-                              lar Springs, Whetstone, Club                                            ownership,” said Leggett. “It      county’s Department of Hous-
                                                                                          Saturday, May 17, 11 to
minium or rental community.                         Hill, Clubside, Clusters I & II,                                        is becoming harder and harder      ing and Community Affairs,
                                                                                       1 p.m.
Families who live in these                          Clusters III, Forest Brooke,                                            for people who want to live        and Barbara Goldberg Gold-
                                                                                          Saturday, May 24, 1 to
communities and have chil-                          Frenchton Place, Heights and                                            here to find housing they can      man, founder of the Affordable
                                                                                       3 p.m.
dren who wish to join a Vil-                        Ridges of Stedwick.                                                     afford.”                           Housing Conference. Members
                                                                                          Location: Lake Marion
lage swim team can purchase                            Buy-in communities in-                                                   Among the recommenda-          included lenders and develop-
                                                                                       Community Center, 8821 East
a special pool membership                           clude: Horizon Run, Thomas                                              tions of the task force:           ers, housing providers and ad-
                                                                                       Village Avenue
for $35 per family, which pro-                      Choice Gardens, Thomas                                                      • Preserve affordable hous-    vocates, community members
                                                                                          Ages: 5 through 18 years
vides access to MVF pools for                       Choice West, Thomas Choice                                              ing by creating short-term eq-     and those who implement
                                                                                          Fees: $70 first child, $60
swim team activities only.                          Condo, Center Court, Center                                             uity and acquisition funds and     housing programs.
                                                                                       second child, $45 each addi-
   Buy-in costs (memberships                        Stage, Christopher Court,                                               working to monitor condo-              For a copy of the Task Force
                                                                                       tional child
available at the MVF office,                        Heron’s Cove, Normandie II,                                             minium conversions;                Report, go to www.montgomery
                                                                                          Contact: Roberta McIntyre
10120 Apple Ridge Road):                            Normandie I, Park Place I & II                                              • Create affordable housing and click on
                                                                                       301-948-7699, 71154.257@
   • $274.32 per year entitles                      and Walker’s Choice.                                                    by investigating the possibility   Reports, then on Affordable Hous-
                                                                              or Jack Helenek 301-
entire family to use any of the                                                                                             of a new housing impact fee for    ing Report.
                                                         NORTH CREEK                   926-4077,
Foundation’s seven pools for
                                                          NEPTUNES                        Lake Marion Swim Team
the entire summer.
                                                                                       includes: East Village,
   • $35 per family/per year
entitles youngsters in the
                                                       Registration day and time:
                                                       Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m. to
                                                                                       Eastgate and Picton.                 Wynn’s annual job fair
                                                                                          NOTE: Be sure to bring your
same family the use of Foun-
dation pools only for swim
                                                    2 p.m.
                                                       Location: North Creek
                                                                                       current activity card along when     scheduled
                                                                                       registering for any of the swim         Congressman          Albert        The job fair is free. Attend-
team activities.                                    Community Center, Mont-
                                                                                       teams to verify your Village resi-   Wynn’s 16th Annual Job Fair        ees should dress in business
                                                    gomery Village Avenue and
                                                                                       dency. Also, while you’re there,     is scheduled for 9 a.m. to         attire and bring their re-
                                                    Arrowhead Road
                                                                                       don’t forget to sign up for the      3 p.m. Monday, May 5 at the        sumes. The Prince George’s
                                                       Ages: 5 (or entering kinder-
                                                                                       upcoming All-Comers Swim             Prince George’s Sports &           Sports & Learning Complex
                                                    garten in fall) through 18
                                                                                       Meet slated for Saturday, June 7     Learning Complex.                  is at 8001 Sheriff Road in
  GET GOOD SERVICE                                  years
                                                                                       at North Creek Pool!                    More than 200 businesses        Landover. Parking is avail-
  FROM YOUR GOOD                                                                                                            and employers, including           able in nearby Lot D of FedEx
      NEIGHBOR.                                                                                                             federal and local government       Field.
                                                                                                                            agencies, will be participating       For more information, call
                                                    County committee and                                                    in the job fair.                   202-226-JOBS.

                                                    commission openings
                                                       Currently, there is a valu-        Applicants should write to
                                                    able opportunity to serve on       County Executive Isiah
                                                    the following:                     Leggett, Executive Office
                                                       • Forest Conservation Ad-       Building, 101 Monroe Street,
                                                    visory Committee (deadline is      Rockville, MD 20850, or via
   Don’t trust just anyone for your                 Friday, May 2)                     email to countyexecutive.boards
   insurance and financial needs,                      • Montgomery County   
                see me:                             Commission on Health (dead-        with a cover letter and brief
   Jane Warfield Reilly, Agent                      line is Friday, May 9)             resume with home and work
 19636 Club House Road, Suite 120                      • Commission on Juvenile        addresses, phone numbers
     Montgomery Village, MD                         Justice (deadline is Friday,       and email address.
              301-948-6061                          May 9)                                Leggett’s appointments
                                                       • Montgomery County Pe-         are subject to confirmation by
                                                    destrian Safety Advisory           the Montgomery County
                                                    Committee (deadline is Fri-        Council. Applications of
                                                    day, May 9)                        those selected for appoint-
                                                       For more information            ment are made public as part
                                                    about these and other vacan-       of the confirmation process.
                                                    cies, visit www.montgomery
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8                     FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                                                   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


    Leggett and Floreen announce launch of                                                                                                 Montgomery County
    Green Business Certification Program                                                                                                   Council approves Leggett’s
        Montgomery County Execu-
    tive Isiah Leggett and County
                                                          One goal of the certification
                                                       program would be to highlight
                                                                                                   ues; they recognize the market-
                                                                                                   ing and cost-saving benefits of
                                                                                                                                           plan to reorganize
    Councilmember Nancy Flo-                           the financial benefits of busi-             green activities; and they have            Montgomery County Ex-           Business Reserve Program
    reen recently announced a                          ness actions. Other features of             socially aware customers mo-            ecutive Isiah Leggett thanked      from the Department of Eco-
    Green Business Certification                       the program include on-site                 tivating them to be more                the Montgomery County              nomic Development, Fleet
    program that will recognize                        verification of green actions by            responsible. Small businesses,          Council for its unanimous          Management Services from
    local businesses that are im-                      a third party, recertification of           especially, have more limited           approval of his reorganiza-        the current Department of
    proving the county’s economy,                      businesses every few years and              resources to implement green            tion plan for county govern-       Public Works and Transpor-
    environment and quality of                         public recognition of the certi-            activities and may need more            ment.                              tation (DPWT), Facilities and
    life.                                              fied businesses. DEP re-                    help from local government to              “I appreciate the county        Services and Capital Plan-
        Later this year, the county’s                  searched other green certifica-             enhance their involvement.              council’s support for my vi-       ning, Design and Construc-
    Department of Environmental                        tion programs around the coun-              Businesses responded favor-             sion of a county government        tion from DPWT;
    Protection (DEP), in partner-                      try and will model the county’s             ably to the idea of special rec-        that is more public service-          • Transfer of the Division
    ship with the Alliance for                         program on their best features.             ognition and awards for green           oriented, user-friendly and        of Solid Waste from DPWT to
    Workplace Excellence, will be-                        DEP conducted telephone,                 business practices.                     accessible,” said Leggett.         the Department of Environ-
    gin phasing in a voluntary                         group and in-person inter-                      “Our members tell us that           ”The reorganization will help      mental Protection;
    program that recognizes busi-                      views with 33 for-profit and                green business practices have           to refocus our government’s           • Abolish the Department
    nesses that conserve resources,                    nonprofit business leaders, in-             become a critical part of over-         efforts and make our cus-          of Homeland Security and
    prevent pollution and protect                      cluding associations and                    all corporate strategy,” said           tomer service more effective       establish the Office of Emer-
    environmental and public                           chambers of commerce, to learn              Georgette “Gigi” Godwin,                and the county, as a whole,        gency Management and
    health. The program is ex-                         more about what motivates                   Montgomery County Chamber               more responsive and ac-            Homeland Security; and
    pected to include a tiered rec-                    businesses to become green,                 of Commerce president and               countable.”                           • Transfer the responsibil-
    ognition so that businesses can                    their willingness to invest in              CEO. ”The county’s certifica-              Leggett sent his reorgani-      ity for facility security and
    be certified in a specific envi-                   green practices and what type               tion program will recognize             zation recommendation to the       executive protection from the
    ronmental category, such as                        of support they might want                  those companies that are imple-         county council in February.        Department of Homeland Se-
    energy conservation, pollution                     from DEP. Leggett also an-                  menting environmental best              The plan was developed by a        curity to the Montgomery
    prevention or stormwater man-                      nounced the results of a DEP                practices to achieve workplace          Reorganization, Restructur-        County Police Department.
    agement, then advance to                           environmental survey of 800                 excellence and environmental            ing and Realignment Work              The proposed reorganiza-
    higher levels of certification for                 residents. DEP conducted the                stewardship.”                           Group that was appointed in        tion will:
    more comprehensive actions.                        survey to learn more about                      DEP’s residential survey            July 2007. The objectives of the      • Improve customer focus,
        “It can be challenging to run                  how to engage the community                 found that a large majority of          work group were to create a        service delivery and account-
    a business in Montgomery                           and mobilize them to take ac-               residents have great personal           more efficient and effective       ability.
    County because of regulations,                     tion on environmental issues;               concern about the environ-              organization with a greater           • Enhance mission align-
    taxes and high rents, but many                     what DEP can do to improve                  ment.                                   focus on mission alignment,        ment.
    companies still choose to make                     its outreach and education;                     “The residential survey             public service and accessibil-        • Improve responsiveness,
    environmental responsibility a                     and what tools may make it                  confirms what we already                ity, and for the reorganization    efficiency and effectiveness.
    priority,” said Floreen. ”I came                   easier for residents to make vol-           know—our residents are                  to remain cost neutral.               • Establish a single depart-
    to the county executive with                       untary changes to conserve re-              highly aware of environmen-                “This reorganization is a       ment with the sole focus of
    this proposal, because I wanted                    sources or prevent pollution.               tal issues and are already tak-         first step toward improving        moving people and vehicles
    to recognize these businesses                      Both surveys were conducted                 ing action to improve the envi-         service delivery to the            within a balanced, coordi-
    for the extra steps they take to                   by Potomac Incorporated of                  ronment for their children and          county’s internal and exter-       nated and safe network of
    safeguard the environment.                         Bethesda.                                   future generations,” said               nal customers,” said Mont-         transit, roads, bikeways and
    Our companies that have long                          DEP found that businesses                Leggett. Based on the survey            gomery County Council              pedestrian facilities.
    been known as the gold stan-                       are willing to engage in envi-              results, we will be looking             President Mike Knapp.                 • Improve environmental
    dard now will be recognized                        ronmentally sound practices,                closely at the best ways to fur-        “We’re always looking for          sustainability and advance
    for their green standard as                        because it’s the right thing to             ther engage residents as our            ways to make sure govern-          “green” programs to reduce
    well.”                                             do and reflects their core val-             partners in achieving our com-          ment performs better, more         carbon impacts on the envi-
                                                                                                   mon environmental goals and             efficiently and more respon-       ronment.
                                                                                                   further reduce our ecological           sively. I look forward to work-       • Establish a single depart-
                                                                                                   footprint.”                             ing with the new organiza-         ment for internal government
                                                                                                                                           tion to show our residents         support to proactively serve
                     Doc’s Nursing Jobs, Inc                                                                                               how well this new structure        employees and county de-
                          R esidential Service Agency &                                                                                    is working.”                       partments.
                                                                                                      Venice Mundle-Harvey                    The highlights of the reor-        • Improve the county’s fa-
                                                                                                        Insurance Agency                   ganization are:                    cility planning and asset
                                                                                                                                              • Creation of the new De-       management practices.
                                                                                                                     Call us for an
                                                  for                                                                                      partment of Transportation            • Enhance coordination
                                                                                                                     insurance quote.
                            GERIATRICS     PEDIATRICS
                            GERIATRICS and PEDIATRICS                                                                                      (DOT) that includes capital        and accountability for emer-
                                                                                                                     Let us help you       transportation projects, traffic   gency planning.
            Providing reliable transportation and nurses for physically                                              with any of the       engineering and parking               • Consolidate and unite
          challenged individuals at their home and health care facilities.                                           following insurance   management, transit services       the protection of county facili-
                                                                                                                     needs:                and highway maintenance            ties, employees and visitors
       Home Health Services
       Homemaker/companions provide:                                                                 • Auto Insurance/seguros para auto    and operations;                    within the mission of a single
                                                       Home Health Skilled Nurses provide:
       • Meal preparation                              • Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical     • Homeowner’s Insurance/seguro de        • Creation of the Depart-       department.
       • Light housekeeping                            Nurse perform skilled professional              casa                                ment of General Services              The changes are expected
                                                                                                     • Renters/seguro para Inquilinos
       • Laundry                                       assessments and direct patient care                                                 (DGS) that includes the Office     to become effective July 1.
       • Bed making                                                                                  • Condominium/Condominio
       • Shopping for groceries and other essentials                                                 • Motorcycle/Motocicleta              of Procurement, the Small
       • Errands such as picking up prescriptions      Transportation Services                       • Landlord/Propietarios
       • Escort for walks
                                                                                                                                                      Looking for something?
                                                       • Wheelchair van transport                    • Boats/Bote
       • Companionship                                 • Geriatric chair van transport               • Business Liability/Seguro para su
       • Medicaid: Living at Home Waiver - State of    • Stretcher van transport                       negocio
       Maryland Residence                              • Medicaid: Montgomery County & DC
                                                                                                     • Worker’s Compensation/
                                                                                                        Compensacion a trabajadores
                                                                                                                                                        Check out the Classifieds
       Home Health Aide/Certified Nursing Assistant
       provide:                                        Vans provide transportation Monday            • Commercial Auto/Seguro para auto
                                                                                                                                                          section on page 28.
       • Bathing                                       through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
       • Dressing                                      (10 p.m. extension available if needed).      • Life Insurance/Seguros de vida
       • Remind medication administration              Nursing services are available 24 hours,
       • Medicaid: Living at Home Waiver - State of    every day.                                        18564 Office Park Drive
                                                                                                            Gatihersburg, MD
       Maryland Residence

                  Medicaid, Insurance and Private payments accepted

                                                                                                       Venice Mundle-Harvey
        To schedule a transport, homemaker or skilled
                 service, call 301-540-8444.
                                                                                                          Victoria Morales
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                                                                    F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                9


Home energy audit workshops will help                                                                                                                         Ride On food drive collects
residents save on energy bills                                                                                                                                nearly 8,500 pounds of food
    Residents are invited to at-                                  pleased to offer this program                             counties and is sponsored by         Montgomery County’s            day, and this is one way that
tend three home energy work-                                      to our residents as a way to                              the U.S. Environmental Pro-       Ride On bus system collected      we keep our shelves stocked
shops to learn from certified                                     help achieve our environ-                                 tection Agency and the U.S.       8,456 pounds of food and          in a time of great need. We
professional energy auditors                                      mental goals without having                               Department of Energy. The         other items during its 21st an-   want to thank each of the driv-
how home energy audits and                                        to rely on governmental regu-                             program certifies contractors     nual “Give and Ride” food         ers and the riders of Ride On
home improvements can re-                                         lations.”                                                 to evaluate homes using state-    drive that took place between     for their support in this 21st
duce their energy bills. The                                          At the workshop, the                                  of-the-art equipment and rec-     April 7 and 13. Bus passen-       year.”
workshops are jointly spon-                                       Maryland Home Perfor-                                     ommend energy efficiency          gers received free rides by do-      Last year, Manna asked
sored by the Montgomery                                           mance with Energy Star’s                                  home improvements.                nating canned or nonperish-       Ride On to hold its annual
County Department of Envi-                                        Program Manager Asa Foss                                     The workshop will be re-       able food, disposable diapers,    food collection drive in the
ronmental Protection and the                                      will explain how to find a                                peated on Tuesday, August 5       formula, baby or toddler food     spring to better meet commu-
Maryland Home Performance                                         certified professional home                               from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the        and juice.                        nity food distribution needs.
with Energy Star program. The                                     energy auditor and how                                    Upcounty Regional Services           All food donations were        Ride On accommodated the
first workshop will be held on                                    households can expect to                                  Center, 12900 Middlebrook         sent to the Manna Food Cen-       request by moving Give and
Tuesday, May 6 from 7 to                                          benefit from a home energy                                Road, Germantown. A third         ter, a Rockville-based non-       Ride from before Thanksgiv-
8:30 p.m. at the Eastern Mont-                                    audit. Foss is a Certified                                workshop will be held in No-      profit organization that dis-     ing to April.
gomery Regional Services Cen-                                     Building Performance Insti-                               vember in Bethesda. Details       tributes food to the county’s        For bus stop locations or
ter, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road,                                     tute (BPI) Building Analyst                               on the specific date and loca-    neediest residents.               bus schedules, call the
Silver Spring. Two additional                                     and a Certified Envelope Pro-                             tion are not yet available, but      “Once again, we are proud      county’s Transit Information
workshops will be held in                                         fessional, and is the Wash-                               will be posted on DEP’s web       to partner with Ride On,” said    Center at 240-777-7433;
August and November.                                              ington, D.C. metropolitan                                 site at www.montgomerycounty      Amy Gabala, executive direc-      TDD/TTY 240-777-5869.
    “I encourage both renters                                     area Leadership in Energy                                              tor of Manna Food. “The ever      Route and timetable informa-
and homeowners to attend an                                       and Environmental Design                                     The events are free, but       increasing numbers of per-        tion is also available on Ride
energy audit workshop to                                          (LEED) for new homes rep-                                 space is limited. Participants    sons in need has placed a         On’s web site at www.mont
learn how to reduce home en-                                      resentative for the Southface                             are encouraged to RSVP by         heavy demand on our re- ; click
ergy consumption, cut down                                        Institute. LEED is a green                                sending an email to info@         sources at the food bank.         Ride On.
on their greenhouse gas emis-                                     building rating system.                          by          Hunger never takes a holi-
sions and save money on their                                         The Maryland Home Per-                                Thursday, May 1 for the first
energy bills,” said Bob Hoyt,                                     formance with Energy Star,                                workshop and by Thursday,
director of the Montgomery                              ,                                July 31 for the second work-
County Department of Envi-                                        is a pilot program in Mont-                               shop in Germantown.
ronmental Protection. ”We are                                     gomery and Prince George’s

Montgomery County
receives recognition for
excellence in financial
    Montgomery County re-                                         the area of governmental ac-
cently received two certificate                                   counting and financial re-
of achievement awards for                                         porting, and its attainment
Excellence in Financial Re-                                       represents a significant ac-
porting from the Government                                       complishment by a govern-
Finance Officers Association                                      ment and its management.
(GFOA) of the United States                                          The county’s CAFRs were
and Canada.                                                       judged by an impartial panel
    For the 38th year – and the                                   to meet the high standards of
36 th consecutive year – the                                      the program, including dem-
county was recognized for its                                     onstrating a constructive
comprehensive annual finan-                                       “spirit of full disclosure” to
cial report (CAFR) for the year                                   clearly communicate its fi-
ending June 30, 2007. In addi-                                    nancial story and motivate
tion, the Board of Investment                                     potential users and user
Trustees – for the eighth con-                                    groups to read the CAFR.
secutive year – received a cer-                                      GFOA is a nonprofit pro-
tificate of achievement award                                     fessional association serving
for the county retirement                                         approximately 16,000 gov-
plan’s CAFR.                                                      ernment finance profession-
    These awards represent the                                    als in the United States and
highest form of recognition in                                    Canada.

                                                              Ets Chaiyim School
                                                                 20101 Woodfield Road
                                                                Gaithersburg, MD 20882
       Established by God
    to raise up children who Now enrolling grades K-6
     are Mighty in the Spirit Serving believing families in the area
                                        for over 25 years
        of Messiah Jesus
  Ets Chaiyim School operates under a racial nondiscrimination policy as required by Internal Revenue Procedure 75-
  50. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race in the administration of its educational policies, admissions
  policies, financial assistance programs, and other school administered programs. Ets Chaiyim does not discriminate
  against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
10                   FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                                          MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


     County cautions residents about Lyme disease
        As we head into the warm                      1,248 cases in 2006. In 2007,          recreation centers and regional    help protect against Lyme dis-         • Apply tick repellent to ar-
     weather of spring and summer,                    Montgomery County had 348              services centers, as well as       ease:                               eas of the body and clothing
     County Executive Isiah Leggett                   reported cases of Lyme disease         summer camps and local                • Avoid tick-infested areas,     that may come in contact with
     recently urged residents to                      and the number of cases has            sports leagues.                    such as tall grass and dense        grass and brush. Repellents
     learn about Lyme disease and                     been increasing each year.                “We are excited to be work-     vegetation.                         include those containing up to
     how to protect themselves                            “Lyme disease has become           ing with Montgomery County            • Walk in the center of          50 percent DEET for adults or
     when they are outdoors in area                   a serious public health issue in       on this very important effort,”    mowed trails to avoid brush-        less than 30 percent for
     parks or in their yards.                         many parts of the United               said Mary Bradford, director of    ing against vegetation.             children. A repellent/pesti-
        “As our residents begin to                    States,” said Dr. Ulder J.             Montgomery County Parks.              • Keep grass cut and under-      cide containing 0.5 percent
     spend more time outdoors—                        Tillman, county health officer.        ”Park trails are among the         brush thinned in yards.             permethrin may be applied to
     whether at our beautiful parks                   “It’s important for residents to       most heavily used facilities in       • Follow directions care-        clothing, but should not be
     and trails, at sports events or                  educate themselves and their           the county, and we want to         fully if chemicals are used for     used on skin.
     enjoying their own backyard—                     children so they can prevent           make sure that trail users are     tick control or hire a profes-         • Follow directions care-
     we want to be sure they have                     Lyme disease or seek treatment         aware of how to protect them-      sional.                             fully and do not overuse
     information about Lyme dis-                      quickly if they become in-             selves from ticks and Lyme dis-       • Eliminate the living places    repellents. Some tick repellents
     ease and how they can protect                    fected.”                               ease and recognize the symp-       of small rodents.                   can cause toxic or allergic re-
     themselves,” said Leggett. “We                       Symptoms of Lyme disease           toms in a timely way. Some of         • Wear light-colored cloth-      actions.
     have developed several compo-                    may include headache, fever,           our own employees have been        ing so that ticks are easier to        • Ask your veterinarian to
     nents for an education cam-                      muscle and joint aches, fatigue        affected, and we should do all     see and remove.                     recommend tick control meth-
     paign about Lyme disease and                     and a rash often characterized         we can to eradicate the prob-         • Tuck pant legs into socks      ods for your pets. Animals can
     we urge residents to protect                     by a distinctive “bull’s-eye”          lem.”                              and boots. Wear long-sleeved        get Lyme disease, but they do
     themselves by learning more                      rash. If left untreated, Lyme dis-        The best defense against        shirts buttoned at the wrist.       not transmit these diseases to
     about it.”                                       ease can progress to more seri-        Lyme disease is to protect         Tuck shirts into pants to keep      humans. Remember, however,
        Lyme disease is an illness                    ous problems, including joint          against tick bites. Ticks do not   ticks on the outside of clothing.   pets can bring ticks into your
     caused by the Borrellia                          and muscle swelling and heart          jump or fly onto humans, but          • Conduct tick checks on         house.
     Burgdorferi bacteria and is con-                 disease.                               wait on low vegetation and at-     yourself, your children and            For more information about
     tracted by the bite of a tick in-                    As part of the public educa-       tach themselves to hosts (mice,    your pets every four to six         Lyme disease, go to www.
     fected with the bacteria. Lyme                   tion campaign, signs will be           deer and humans) as they walk      hours for several days after you
     disease was first recognized in                  posted at parks and trails             by. The following steps will       have been in a tick infested        lymedisease.
     Lyme, Conn., in 1975 and is                      throughout the county warn-                                               area.
     most prevalent in the northeast                  ing users about Lyme disease
     and upper Midwest areas of                       and information is now posted
     the United States. The U.S. Cen-
     ters for Disease Control and In-
                                                      on the county’s web site. A bro-
                                                      chure developed by health of-             Montgomery County Public Libraries
     fection Prevention reported
     19,931 cases of Lyme disease
                                                      ficials, titled Preventing Lyme
                                                      Disease in Montgomery County,             announces newly redesigned Teensite
     in 2006, and Maryland had                        will be available at libraries,              Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has unveiled its newly redesigned Teensite
                                                                                                that was designed by members of the Teensite Advisory Group (TAG).
                                                                                                   The site, accessible from the MCPL homepage,, re-

           GOSHEN                                                                               ceived its new look based on feedback requested from local teens. It features a new logo and
                                                                                                artwork, plus new categories—such as Connect, Participate, Resources, and Read & Write—
                                                                                                that are easier to use.
                                                                                                   “The goal of the redesign project was to involve teens in every step along the way,” said

            PLAZA                                                                               Parker Hamilton, library director. ”As a result, our Teensite has an exciting new look that
                                                                                                reflects current tastes of our young people.”
                                                                                                   In addition to the new logo, artwork and categories, the teens submitted content; inter-
                                                                                                viewed authors and the Teen Artist of the Month; and wrote book, movie and web site reviews.
                                                                                                New material will be submitted each month by TAG members. Teens in general also may
                                                                                                submit reviews directly on Teensite.
                                                                                                   Teens demonstrated the site at an official launch party at the Rockville Library that recog-
                         Robert & Co.                                                           nized TAG members and their contributions.
                                    Hair Studio                                                    The Teensite Advisory Group, consisting of 18 members ranging from 14 to 18 years of age,
                                                                                                has members from schools around the county, as well as a home-schooled student. Schools
                • Color Specialists • Make-up
                • Full Hair Services • Manicure & Pedicure                                      represented are: Walt Whitman, Bethesda Chevy Chase, Paint Branch, Magruder, Montgom-
                           Mon. & Thurs. 9 - 7:30 p.m.                                          ery Blair and St. Anselm’s high schools, Montgomery Village and Westland middle schools
                    Tues., Wed. & Fri. 9 - 5 p.m., Sat. 8 - 3 p.m.                              and the Jewish Day School.
                              (Call about Monday’s Advantage)
                                                   Goshen Plaza Shopping Center
                                                  9136 Rothbury Drive (next to CVS)
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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                                           F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                         11

COMMUNITY SERVICE                                                                                                             AS UPDATE

Junior Girl Scout Troop collects cookies
for U.S. soldiers
    Shannon        Smith      of

                                                                                             photo submitted by Terri Smith
Gaithersburg and Junior Girl
Scout Troop 3715 collected
cookie donations and deliv-
ered 109 boxes of cookies to                                                                                                      The Architectural Standards (AS) Update is published as a newsletter and
U.S. soldiers via the USO of                                                                                                  prepared by Mitra V-Shojaei, architectural standards compliance administrator.
Metropolitan Washington                                                                                                       The newsletter is published to assist residents in protecting their investment in
(USO-Metro), BWI Airport. She                                                                                                 Montgomery Village and keeping their properties in compliance with the archi-
and her fellow troop members                                                                                                  tectural standards covenants. The AS Update newsletter is posted on the
chose this organization as                                                                                                    Foundation’s web site ( and is available in
their charity for the “Gift of                                                                                                hard copy format at the Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc. (MVF) office,
Caring” project, which is a ter-                                                                                              10120 Apple Ridge Road. It is also periodically mailed to the homeowners.
rific way for Girl Scouts and
their customers to help others                                                                                                  AIR CONDITIONER                             For more information on
in or outside their community.                                                                                                (AC) UNITS IN THREE-                       how to display these tempo-
The USO is one of many orga-                                                                                                                                             rary units or how to apply for
nizations that welcome cookie
                                                                                                                              LEVEL TOWNHOUSES                           the installation of a perma-
contributions every year.                                                                                                         In some Montgomery Vil-                nent unit, contact Mitra
    Other girls in Shannon’s                                                                                                  lage townhouse communities                 V-Shojaei at 301-948-0110,
troop include Alexa and Anna                                                                                                  where houses have three liv-               ext. 319 or
Vergelli, Ashlie Vesper,                                                                                                      ing levels, there is a need for
                                                                                                                              air conditioner units to cool              DECORATIVE ITEMS IN
Lauren Delavigne, Lilia Gest-
son and Montgomery Village                                                                                                    off the uppermost level.                    THE FRONT YARDS
residents Caitlin Swanberg                                                                                                        There are several ways to                 Exterior decorative objects,
and Sophia Castro.                                                                                                            provide this cooler air in these           such as wishing wells, foun-
    Caitlin Swanberg’s mom,                                                                                                   rooms all year long:                       tains, ponds, bird baths,
Army Lt. Col. Maggie Swanberg,                                                                                                    • The installation of a ceil-          weather vanes, sculptures,
is currently in Iraq. The troop                                                                                               ing fan                                    personalized name plates,
would like to thank everyone for                                                                                                  • The extension of the ex-             items attached to the house
their donations and wishes all                                                                                                isting AC ducts                            structures, etc., will be re-
soldiers a safe return.                                                                                                           • The installation of a per-           viewed on an individual ba-
                                                                                                                              manent AC unit in the third                sis. The size, location, visibil-
                                                                                                                              level of the house                         ity and quantity of the deco-
                                                                                                                                  • The replacement of the               rative objects will be consid-
                                   Shannon Smith of Troop 3715 stands with cookies being
                                                                                                                              exterior ground level AC unit              ered in relation to the size of
                                   sent overseas to U.S. soldiers.
                                                                                                                                  • The installation of attic            the yard and design of the
                                                                                                                              roof ventilators (attic fans)              house.
                                                                                                                                  For a more temporary cool-                Exterior holiday lights
WMHS Booster Club thanks                                            Charity Yard                                              ing of air in three-story homes,
                                                                                                                              air conditioner units could be
                                                                                                                                                                         and decorations must be re-
                                                                                                                                                                         moved within 30 days follow-
community for support                                               Sale                                                      placed in windows, provided
                                                                                                                              the following conditions are
                                                                                                                                                                         ing the holiday.

                                                                                                                              met:                                        HAVE YOU RECEIVED
   Montgomery Village came         PFC particularly welcomes           The Kiwanis Club of                                                                                ANY ARCHITECTURAL
to the Timothy O’Shea Audi-        volunteers from outside our                                                                    • The AC units must be
                                                                    Montgomery Village will be
torium in droves on Feb. 29,       parent community.                holding a Charity Yard Sale
                                                                                                                              placed in the third level win-              VIOLATION NOTICES?
and as a result, Watkins Mill         The fun part is giving our                                                              dow only.                                      To receive your MVF activ-
                                                                    to benefit the YMCA of Up-
High School has much-needed        money back to the school for                                                                   • The window portion                   ity card and enjoy the full
                                                                    per Montgomery County’s
funding for its Electronic Mar-    the benefit of our students.                                                               above the AC unit can not be               benefits of your MVF member-
                                                                    Summer Camp Program on
quee campaign and Instru-          This year, we’ll write a check                                                             covered with plywood, card-                ship, you must be up-to-date
                                                                    Saturday, April 26 from
mental Music program. The          for $18,000 to support                                                                     board or newspaper.                        with your assessment and
                                                                    8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the
hilarious show sold 700 seats,     WMHS extracurricular ac-                                                                       • The window portion                   have no existing architectural
                                                                    parking lot of Bowl America,
and the booster club netted        tivities and athletics, and                                                                above the AC unit could be                 violation noted on your prop-
                                                                    1101 Clopper Road, Gaith-
$10,000!                           we’ll give away another                                                                    covered with glass or with                 erty.
                                                                    ersburg. The rain date is May
   This year’s Mulch Madness       $3,000 in scholarships for                                                                 Plexiglas secured to the win-                  To find out if there is an ex-
                                                                    10. For more information, call
was another success. We sold       standout seniors.                                                                          dow frame.                                 isting violation at your prop-
                                                                    Erik Van de Poll at 301-440-
5,000 bags at the area’s best         Thanks so much, Village                                                                     • These temporary units                erty, visit the MVF web site at
price, and booked a nice profit    residents and businesses, for                                                              may only be displayed in the      or
for the students’ extracurricu-    your continuing support for                                                                third floor window from                    contact the Architectural Stan-
lar and sports needs.              our school!                                                                                April through October and                  dards Department at 301-948-
   The WMHS Principal’s               For more information                                                                    must be removed during the                 0110, ext. 364.
Fundraising Committee, new         about the Watkins Mill High                                                                winter months.
this year, planned and man-        School Booster Club, call 301-
aged Capitol Steps, and is gear-   404-8670 or visit www.mont
ing up for another big show
next year. For opinion diver-
sity and fundraising talent, the
                                   watkinsmillhs/booster/.          County seeks volunteers to work with
                                                                    victims of sexual assault
                                                                       Volunteers are needed to                               County hospitals and police                pacity, for one 12-hour shift
                                                                    assist sexual assault victims                             stations for victims of rape and           or two six-hour shifts per
                                                                    and their families through                                sexual assault. Bilingual vol-             week. All volunteers must
                                                                    the Victim Assistance and                                 unteers are encouraged to                  have a valid driver’s license
                                                                    Sexual Assault Program of                                 apply.                                     and immediate access to
                                                                    the Montgomery County De-                                    All potential volunteers                transportation.
                                                                    partment of Health and Hu-                                must attend a training pro-                   To receive more informa-
                                                                    man Services. Interviews are                              gram, which covers crisis in-              tion or to arrange an inter-
                                                                    currently being conducted                                 tervention skills and the spe-             view, call the Montgomery
                                                                    for the spring 2008 training                              cialized knowledge of the                  County Victim Assistance
                                                                    session, which will begin in                              emotional, medical and legal               and Sexual Assault Program
                                                                    mid-May.                                                  issues that victims face. Vol-             at 240-777-1355 or go to
                                                                       Volunteers provide 24-hour                             unteers must commit to serve     
                                                                    crisis counseling and compan-                             for one year, in an on-call ca-            vasap.
                                                                    ion services at Montgomery
12                FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                                                 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


     Setting the record straight: knowing who to call at MVF
     Understanding differences between Community Management and Architectural Standards
        It is not unusual for our       transferred to Community               In the meantime, a good                            Community Management han-             tion that concerns personal
     Judies in Architectural Stan-      Management and the second            way to help differentiate the de-                    dles such issues as snow re-          property—any property owned
     dards to get a call from a resi-   to Architectural Standards.          partments is as follows:                             moval, storm drain mainte-            by an individual. Architectural
     dent inquiring about sidewalk         To help clarify for our read-                                                          nance, sidewalk and street re-        Standards is responsible for
     repair or snow removal. On the     ers the responsibility of each
                                                                                     COMMUNITY                                    pairs and landscaping of com-         approving exterior changes.
     other hand, it’s not unusual for   department, we’re placing the               MANAGEMENT                                    munity grounds.                       Exterior changes include any-
     the good folks in Community        FAQs for each department                Call 301-948-0110, ext. 312                                                             thing from replacing a door to
     Management to receive a call       side-by-side. We hope this will      or 327, when you have a ques-                            ARCHITECTURAL
                                                                                                                                                                        building a deck or shed, to ad-
     about some desired exterior        help to make each depart-            tion that concerns community                               STANDARDS                       ditions on your home.
     change to a residence. Alas,       ment’s responsibilities more         property—property that is not                           Call 301-948-0110, ext. 351
     the first call will need to be     readily apparent.                    owned by any one person.                             or 355, when you have a ques-

                                                                                   Other helpful
                                                                                   MVF phone
                                                                              MVF’s main number is
                                                                              The general email address
                                                                              • Receptionist ....................... press 0
                                                                              • BoardofDirectors24-HourVoiceMail
                 Community Management                                            press 5
                                                                              • Maintenance,tree,communitystreet                                 Architectural Standards
        MVF’s community association managers answer residents’                   or bike path damage, clogged storm
     most frequently asked questions about their homes and/or condo-             drainsorotherneighborhoodinforma-                   Judy and Judi from the Architectural Standards Department
     minium association corporations. MVF provides management ser-               tion                                             are here to answer your questions about making changes to
     vices for Eastgate, East Village, Maryland Place, Middle Village,        East Village, Eastgate, Stedwick,                   your property. Call Judy or Judi at 301-948-0110, ext. 355 or 351,
     Patton Ridge, Stedwick and Whetstone homes corporations as well          Whetstone ........................... ext. 312      or send an email to or Ques-
     as Horizon Run, Thomas Choice and Thomas Choice Gardens                  Horizon Run, Maryland Place,                        tions may also be mailed to Montgomery Village News, 10120
     Condominiums. Send your questions to or Mont-             Middle Village ....................... ext. 327     Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886, or faxed to
     gomery Village News, 10120 Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Vil-             Patton Ridge. ....................... ext. 344      301-990-7071.
     lage, MD 20886. Questions can also be faxed to 301-990-7071.             Thomas Choice Condo, Thomas Choice
                                                                              Gardens Condo ............ 301-948-7080                 Q: Will my samples I submit       information may be needed
        Q: What gives the community     include specific requirements                                                             for review be returned to me?         from an individual contractor
                                                                              • Recreation Classes, Programs,                         A: Any samples that are           you are working with. Some
     the authority to establish rules   and limitations on the rights               ActivityCards .................. press 0
     and policies?                      of homeowners. For example,                                                               submitted with your applica-          contractors prefer to handle
                                                                              • SnowHotline .................. press 2
        A: The communities in           covenants in the Village gov-         • Assessments ................. ext. 346            tion will be held in the office       specific product lines or manu-
     Montgomery Village and             ern the owner’s responsibility        • Covenants .............. ext. 326, 301            for approximately two to three        facturers when dealing with
     other similar associations in      to rebuild in the event of fire;      • ArchitecturalStandards                            weeks. You are welcome to             items such as siding material
     Maryland are governed by           they govern where and how             Paint colors, other info. ........ ext. 355         pick up the samples at any            and even replacement win-
     documents including Ar-            utilities may be installed; they      Violations ............................. ext. 319   time during the office hours of       dows. For review, it is neces-
     ticles of Incorporation, By-       prohibit the overnight parking        • Wildlife: Diseased or dying                       Monday through Friday,                sary to know the specific manu-
     laws, and Covenants, Condi-        of commercial vehicles and                  wildlife (Recreation) ......... ext. 336      8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unfortu-          facturer, profile and color re-
     tions     and     Restrictions     boats; they prohibit noxious or       • StreetLightsOut .......... ext. 301               nately, we are not able to re-        quested because each manu-
                                                                              • RecreationHotline .......... press 7              turn many samples via mail            facturer has their own color
     (CCRs). In the Village, the        offensive activity.
                                                                              • Montgomery VillageNews                            due to the cost of postage.           palette and profiles unique to
     neighborhood homes corpo-              Each homes corporation            Advertising ........................... ext. 328
     rations are literally corpora-     and condominium within the                                                                Please call our office if you         their line. When you apply,
                                                                              Executive Editor ................... ext. 331
     tions—incorporated under           Village elects a board of direc-                                                          have any concerns regarding           please keep in mind the colors
                                                                              Managing Editor .................... ext. 321
     the state laws of Maryland.        tors. That board of directors,        Circulation ........................... ext. 342    samples and their retrieval. We       and materials you apply for
     As such, the homes corpora-        consisting of unpaid resident         • Web site ...................... ext. 359          will try to accommodate you           will determine your approval
     tions have the powers of a         volunteers, is empowered to           • Community Centers                                 as best we can.                       response. If you choose an-
     corporation and can estab-         establish specific rules and          Lake Marion 301-948-8082/8083/8084                      Q: I have had several estimates   other contractor after having
     lish rules and policies, includ-   policies that implement and           Stedwick ...................... 301-926-9793        from several contractors. Do you      applied and the materials or
     ing penalties. The Articles of     further define the covenants.         North Creek ............... 301-926-9858            need to know the contractor I in-     colors change, please notify the
     Incorporation of most homes        Those rules and policies are          Whetstone .................. 301-926-9428           tend to choose for the job?           ARB or architectural stan-
     corporations within the Vil-       reviewed frequently and de-           • Pools                                                 A: The ARB does not neces-        dards staff so that we may best
                                                                              Apple Ridge ................. 301-977-9869          sarily need to know who your          determine if there will be a
     lage state that the purpose of     posited on file with Montgom-
                                                                              Christopher Court ........ 301-926-9314             contractor will be to complete        problem.
     the homes corporation is “to       ery County.                           Cider Mill .................... 301-948-0610
     promote the health, safety and         Q: I disagree with a board de-                                                        your project. However, critical
                                                                              Hurley Park ................. 301-926-9544
     welfare of the residents” and      cision about a rule. What can I       Lake Marion ................ 301-948-8083
     “to own, acquire, build, oper-     do?                                   Heron’s Cove ............... 301-495-6612
     ate and maintain parks, play-          A: Every community in the         North Creek ............... 301-926-9858
     grounds, swimming pools            Village has a Dispute Resolu-         Stedwick ...................... 301-926-9247
     and other recreational facili-     tion Policy. The first step is        Thomas Choice ............ 301-926-9440
     ties, open spaces, commons,        usually to ask for a copy of that     Normandie-on-the-Lake I
     streets, roads and walkways,       policy and to proceed with the             .............................. 301-948-0838
     including buildings, struc-        process outlined there. After         Normandie-on-the-Lake II
     tures and personal properties      that policy has been followed,             .............................. 301-587-0900
     incident thereto and to pro-       if the dispute has not been re-       Watkins Mill .................. 301-926-9863
                                                                              Whetstone ................... 301-926-9719
     vide such facilities and ser-      solved, the issue can be re-
     vices in connection therewith      ferred to the Montgomery
     as permitted by law.”              County Commission on Com-
        The Covenants, to which         mon Ownership Communi-
     home purchasers agree when         ties (CCOC) for a hearing and
     they purchase their homes,         a decision.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                  F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                 13

             HOMES CORPORATIONS                                                                              Homes corporation and condominium association articles
                                                                                                             are provided by representatives or board members from the

               & CONDOMINIUM                                                                                 corporations and associations. The information and opin-
                                                                                                             ions provided within these articles do not necessarily reflect

                                                                                                             the views of the Montgomery Village Foundation, its Board
                                                                                                             of Directors, representatives or staff. Residents with spe-
                                                                                                             cific questions or concerns about the information contained
 E AST V ILLAGE E CHO                                                                                        in these articles should contact their community manager
                                                                                                             or the author of the article.
Mark your calendar for community meetings
                                                                      the community that need
                                                                                                            S TEDWICK S IGNALS
by David Cline                         NEIGHBORHOOD
    Several important commu-
nity meetings are coming up
                                      Neighborhood Watch meet-
                                                                      more than just a touch up.
                                                                      Montgomery County housing            Noxious behavior policy
in the next two months for                                            enforcement will then be able
                                   ings will be held Tuesday, May                                          by Michael J. Gronsky              which allow for nicer
residents of East Village. The                                        to more effectively follow up
                                   20 and 27 for residents of                                                 At the April 16 meeting, the    plantings below. And this
first community meeting will                                          because of the PPM.
                                   Wethersfield, Glenbrooke and                                            Stedwick board formally            year we have teamed up with
focus on the Webb Tract. It                                              Board members will
                                   Meadowgate at 7 p.m. at the                                             adopted the new Noxious            the Patton Ridge Homes Cor-
will be held Wednesday,                                               closely monitor the program
                                   Whetstone Community Cen-                                                Behavior Policy after much         poration, also doing entry-
May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lake                                        to make sure that it is fairly
                                   ter. In order for the Neighbor-                                         discussion and debate. We          way signs, for both homes
Marion Community Center.                                              implemented this spring and
                                   hood Watch to function, three                                           had left this issue open for       corporations to receive a very
The developer of the Webb                                             summer. The board will help
                                   organizational meetings are                                             public comment for the past        substantial discount.
Tract will present the latest                                         direct residents who may
                                   required. The police will help                                          two months, with the policy
information and plans to           residents set up the watch pro-
                                                                      need assistance through vari-                                              TRASH REMINDER
                                                                      ous county housing pro-              available on the MVF web              Trash is collected in the
residents. As many residents       gram where block captains are
                                                                      grams.                               site.                              community every Tuesday
are aware, Montgomery              selected.                                                                  The original covenants for      and Friday by our contractor,
County has listed the Webb                                                 CALL FOR NEW
Tract as an alternative site         PRIVATE PROPERTY                                                      Stedwick (as recorded on           Potomac Disposal. As a gen-
                                       MAINTENANCE                        BOARD MEMBER                     Aug. 23, 1967) state that “No      eral reminder, trash should be
for a maintenance and repair
                                                                         There is a new vacancy for        noxious or offensive activity      placed in sealed, vermin-
depot for the Ride On buses.             PROGRAM                      the board. We were very              shall be conducted on the
The developer and county              At its April 15 board meet-                                                                             proof containers no earlier
                                                                      happy to have Flo Tomanek            property of a Private Dwell-       than sunset on the evening
will need resident input for       ing, the East Village board        step up and volunteer to fill a      ing Unit nor shall anything        prior to collection day. Resi-
the best use of the land sit-      adopted a Private Property         vacancy last month. But, due         be permitted to be done            dents are also entitled to four
ting along Snouffer School         Maintenance program (PPM).         to personal reasons, Flo re-         thereon which may be or may        free bulk pick ups per year –
Road.                              Residents can currently find a     gretfully had to resign. We are      become an annoyance or nui-        this includes items such as
    As a result of the eventual    copy of the newly adopted Pri-     thankful for the many contri-        sance to the residents of          furniture, mattresses, large
Webb Tract development,            vate Property Maintenance          butions Flo has made to the          Stedwick.” However, until          move outs, etc. To schedule a
Snouffer School Road will be       policy on the East Village web     community over the past sev-         now, the definition of “nox-       bulk pick up, call 301-294-
widened to a five-lane road.       site.                              eral years in her capacity as a      ious” has not truly been clari-    9700. Old appliances are col-
The new road will come                During the board’s discus-      resident. We wish her the best.      fied. The intent of this current   lected for free by Montgomery
fairly close to residents in the   sion of the Private Property          Residents wishing to be           board is to define the “rules      County as part of its recycling
Wethersfield and Glen-             Maintenance program, board         considered for appointment           of the road” for both              program. To recycle an appli-
brooke neighborhoods. The          members emphasized that the        to the board should contact          homeowners and tenants to          ance, call 240-777-6410.
East Village board will host       aim of the program is to help      community manager Aimee              abide by for all residents to
a community meeting on             residents keep the entire com-                                                                                  UPCOMING
                                                                      Winegar. You can contact her         use common courtesy toward
Thursday, June 19 to keep          munity attractive. With hous-
residents posted about the
                                                                      by email or phone.                   each other.                          COMMUNITY EVENT
                                   ing prices declining in the re-                                            There are three major items        Plan your calendar for
widening. Plans and road           gion, that’s especially impor-     East Village Echo: for residents     that the policy defines as nox-    Sunday, May 18 from noon
maps will be available. Resi-      tant. Board members com-           of The Downs, The Reach, The
                                                                                                           ious behavior: loud, disturb-      until 8 p.m. for the 2008 Mary-
dents should plan on meet-         mented several times that the      Estates, Essex Place II, Candle
                                                                      Ridge, Gablefield, Glen-             ing or objectionable noise         land Community Band Day.
ing in the Lake Marion Com-        main goal is to educate and not
                                                                      brooke, Meadowgate, Ashford,         during quiet hours; public         Eight of Maryland’s finest
munity Center at 7:30 p.m.         punish residents. The policy
                                                                      Holly Pointe and Wethersfield.       intoxication on Stedwick           community bands will each
                                   will also serve residents by                                            community property; and            perform a 45-minute set, con-
                                   documenting the few homes in                                            threatening, or physically as-     cluding with a joint rendition
                                                                                                           saulting or harassing others.      of Stars and Stripes Forever.
                                                                                                              This policy is certainly not    Featured will be our own
 P ATTON R IDGE R EPORT                                                                                    to take the place of either the    Montgomery Village Commu-
                                                                                                           county police or private secu-     nity Band, led by bandmaster
Recent board actions                                                                                       rity, so you should contact
                                                                                                           them first to report any inci-
                                                                                                                                              Dr. Gordon Bowie. Bands will
                                                                                                                                              perform on the field behind
by the Patton Ridge Board of       more than 40 years old —           abling the enforcement of im-        dents. It is meant as a follow     the Foundation office on
Directors                          many in need of repair. It was     mediate towing of violators.         up for situations that are so      Apple Ridge Road. Admis-
   The board of directors re-      the decision of the board,                                              continual in nature that they      sion is free and food and des-
                                                                          WEED CONTROL                     clearly are defined as nox-        sert will be available for sale.
viewed the community’s an-         rather than simply repairing
                                   existing signs, that new more             ALERT                         ious.
nual storm drain mainte-                                                                                                                         UNTIL NEXT TIME,
                                   attractive signs be created ac-      Community-wide common
nance report and approved                                                                                       MONUMENT                             FOLKS …
                                   companied with extensive           property weed control will be
$17,175 in immediate re-                                                                                      ENTRYWAY SIGNS
                                   new landscaping and light-         applied throughout Patton                                                  To reach the Stedwick
pairs. The board also ap-                                                                                     Dunbridge        Way     (of
                                   ing. Initially, two entrance       Ridge during the next few                                               Homes Corporation commu-
proved the repainting of re-                                                                               Frenchton Place) and Club
                                   signs were approved by the         weeks.                                                                  nity management team, call
served markings on the park-                                                                               Hill will be receiving two new
                                   board in order to begin the pro-                                                                           301-948-0110, ext. 312, or e-
ing spaces on Brian Glenn                                             Patton Ridge Report: for resi-       stone monument entryway
                                   cess. A formal program of en-                                                                              mail us at
Way following the survey                                              dents of Arrowhead, Fairway          signs this year. If you have
and recommendations from           trance sign and landscape de-      Islands, Fairidge, Greentee I, II,                                      Stedwick Signals: for residents
                                   velopment will be considered.                                           seen the entryway signs at the
residents of the community.                                           Highfield and Partridge Place                                           of Club Hill, Clusters of
                                   More information and pic-          I and II.
                                                                                                           other subdivisions that
                                                                                                                                              Stedwick I, II, III, Forest
  NEW COMMUNITY                    tures to follow.                                                        Stedwick has redone, you
                                                                                                                                              Brooke, Frenchton Place, The
      SIGNS                                                                                                know how beautiful they are.       Ridges of Stedwick and The
                                   ENHANCED FIRE LANE                                                      They are larger, more visible
   One of the major initia-                                                                                                                   Heights.
tives for the board in 2008 is         VIOLATION                                                           and higher off the ground,
the replacement of entrance          ENFORCEMENT
signs and landscaping                 WARNING! New signs
throughout Patton Ridge.
Current entrance signs are
                                   will be added to existing fire
                                   lane “No Parking” signs, en-  
14                FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                         MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS

      S OUTH V ILLAGE S CENES                                                                                  N ORTH V ILLAGE V IEW

     President’s message to the South Village                                                                 It’s about animal control
     Homes Corporation                                                                                        laws
      by Mark J. Firley                 maintained and in good con-         talk to neighbors about com-      by the North Village Homes        tion and a county license. The
         I almost want to begin this    dition. We’ve made substan-         mon problems – they come to       Corporation Board of              rabies tag provided by your
     by saying: “We refer you to last   tial progress on services, light-   us seeking an “enforced” so-      Directors                         veterinarian is not a county
     year’s message.” I know sev-       ing and trash issues, and re-       lution. Sometimes there are           To respond to residents’      license. The license must be
     eral people would love it if I     newing the community green          legitimate reasons, some-         complaints about certain          purchase separately. How-
     just sat down and shut up. But     space. We still have a lot to do,   times not. Simply put, we are     pets—in particular—dogs,          ever, the division sponsors
     I think some people deserve a      but I can honestly see a differ-    a homes corporation, and not      it’s important to know that       free rabies vaccination clinics
     little more mention, so please     ence.                               the “public decency police.”      there are animal control laws     for Montgomery County resi-
     bear with me. Because this re-         Thank you to our Election       You can get a lot more accom-     defined by the county that        dents at the county animal
     ally isn’t about the president     Committee. Our process re-          plished with a kind, quiet        protect the public from dan-      shelter in Rockville. These
     or the board, it’s about you,      forms have made for smoother        word than you may think.          gerous and nuisance ani-          clinics are open to dogs, cats
     the members. Once again, I         elections and the increase in       Shouting, abuse and threats       mals. On the other hand, these    and ferrets. County licenses
     begin with “thank you.”            candidates says we are begin-       of lawsuits are no way to         laws protect the animals          may be purchased at the
         Thank you to our resi-         ning the necessary conversa-        build a community.                against various types of cru-     clinic.
     dents, who are struggling to       tion about our future.                 People drive as if our resi-   elty.                                • “Unwanted Contact” - The
     make ends meet and still (by           Thank you to those volun-       dential streets were an inter-        Pet owners must adhere to     pet owner must prevent un-
     and large) funding us. I know      teers not serving in office. You    state road. This is forcing us    these county laws. Otherwise,     welcome or unsolicited
     that many good people are          are the forgotten heroes of this    to look at pretty drastic re-     they must pay a penalty for       threatening physical contact
     struggling to make the com-        community whose time and            sponses. We must protect our      violation. Depending on the       or close proximity to a person
     munity work – from cleaning        effort make this a better place     residents. Yet the solutions      violation, the penalty may        or a domestic animal that oc-
     up after pets to litter clean up   in which to live and work. I        are all costly and have their     vary between $100 to $2,500       curs outside the owner’s prop-
     to turning down the music          wish we had a way of repay-         own problems. It would be         and/or jail time.                 erty that may cause alarm in
     when a neighbor complains.         ing you, but the fact is that we    so much easier and cheaper            For investigation and en-     a reasonable person, such as
     Thank you for making a more        couldn’t afford you if you          if people just drove respon-      forcement, the Animal Ser-        biting, chasing, inhibiting
     civil and neighborly commu-        didn’t volunteer.                   sibly on community streets.       vices Division is a function of   movement or jumping.
     nity.                                  Thank you, too, to our part-       In 2008, we’re going to be     the Montgomery County Po-            • “Animal Noise” - An
          Thank you to our board        ners in civic and support ef-       stretched again as the gen-       lice Department.                  owner must not allow an ani-
     members and to the commu-          forts. From the Friends of          eral economy will intrude it-         Here’s an abbreviated         mal to cause noise that is loud
     nity activists who make a dif-     Whetstone Lake to the folks at      self into our community. I        summary of selected county        enough and persistent en-
     ference in how our commu-          the Foundation to the MCPD,         have called upon our budget       animal control laws:              ough to disturb another
     nity works. Your participa-        we owe our thanks for your          committee to prepare a “re-           • “Pooper Scooper” law –      person’s quiet enjoyment.
     tion and the sacrifice of your     support.                            duced income budget” just in      An owner must not allow an           • “Cruelty to Animals” –
     time and work can never be             Thank you to our manage-        case things go really sour.       animal to damage or defecate      Any person who inflicts un-
     fully appreciated unless           ment agent. Even though this        That is simple prudence.          on property outside of the        necessary suffering or pain
     you’ve been in one of those        is a year in which we’re going         Lastly, we need to be wel-     owner’s property. The animal      on the animal or unnecessar-
     positions.                         to be rebidding the contract, I     coming and adaptable, and         may defecate on public prop-      ily fails to provide the animal
         Thank you to the people        do want to thank them for           we need to find new mecha-        erty or the common area of        with nutritious feed in suffi-
     who run our finances –             what they have done to date.        nisms to manage change, not       property in which the owner       cient quantity, necessary vet-
     you’ve performed quite a feat      They have helped us stay fi-        just prevent it.                  shares an interest if the owner   erinary care, proper drink, air,
     in the last two years: I am        nancially healthy, even sav-           That’s the view from           immediately removes and           space shelter or protection
     pleased to say that we have        ing us a substantial part of        where I sit. I am personally      disposes of the feces by an       from the weather; or engages
     run a substantial surplus for      their fees this year alone.         and profoundly grateful for       approved sanitary method.         animals in fighting com-
     the second year in a row. We           We have significant chal-       your patience and support. I      Feces may be picked up in a       monly known as cockfighting
     are fully funding our reserve      lenges before us – M-83, trans-     close with the thought with       plastic bag. If this bag is       or dogfights.
     commitments and have made          portation policy, zoning ad-        which I began this letter.        placed inside another plastic        To report any violation
     up for the deficits we incurred    justments, school quality and       “Thank you. Thank you all.”       bag, it may be put out for dis-   and/or to obtain more de-
     a few years ago – the result of    a number of other issues that                                         posal in your normal house-       tailed information, contact the
                                        aren’t part of the “day to day”     South Village Scenes: for resi-                                     Animal Control Division at
     acts of nature, not of men.                                            dents of Center Stage,            hold trash.
         Thank you to the Common        running of the community but                                              • “At Large” - Any animal     240-773-5960 or 240-773-
                                                                            Dockside, Grover’s Forge,
     Area Maintenance Commit-           will have a large impact on the                                       that is outside the owner’s       5925. Recorded information
                                                                            Hamptons, Millrace, Nathan’s
     tee, which works so hard to        quality of our lives.               Hill and Walker’s Choice.         premises and not leashed.         and answers to frequently
     keep our community property            Neighbors don’t want to                                           The common area of a              asked questions about divi-
                                                                                                              homeowners association,           sion services are available
                                                                                                                                                24 hours a day at 240-773-
      N ORTHGATE N EWS                                                                                        condominium or cooperative
                                                                                                              is not the owner’s premises.
     Paving in The Points to begin May 1                                                                          • “Vaccination and Licens-
                                                                                                              ing” - All dogs and cats four
                                                                                                                                                North Village View: for resi-
                                                                                                                                                dents of Essex Place, Highland
     by Jane L. Hatch                   more specific information as and St. Francis of   months of age or older must       Hall, McRory, Perry Place,
        Mattern Construction has        the paving project nears. Both      Assisi Animal Rescue              have a current rabies vaccina-    Picton, Pleasant Ridge and
     won the contract to pave The       Northgate and Mattern will          (                                              Salem’s Grant.
     Points beginning on or             try to minimize the inconve-        donations.htm).
     around Thursday, May 1. The        nience associated with this                                            E ASTGATE E XPRESS
                                        large effort.                       Northgate News: for residents
     asphalt work is weather de-                                            of Apple Ridge, Dorsey’s Re-
     pendent, so please be patient.
        Mattern has also agreed to
                                             CATHI GRAHAM
                                           Northgate lost a great
                                                                            gard, McKendree I & II,
                                                                            Overlea, The Points, Shadow
                                                                                                              Eastgate reminders
     contract with individual           friend when Cathi Graham            Oak and Williams Range.           by the Eastgate Homes             be held on Sunday, June 1 at
     homeowners in The Points for       passed away on April 7 after                                          Corporation Board of              Martin P. Roy Park.
     driveway overlay. April 25         a brief but valiant battle with                                       Directors                               CLEANUP DAY
     was the deadline to contact        cancer. Cathi was the wife of
                                                                            M ARYLAND P LACE
                                                                                                                PPM INSPECTIONS                    Charlesgate Cleanup Day
     Mattern about receiving a          Northgate board member Bob
                                                                              MARYLAND PLACE                     Private Property Mainte-       has been scheduled for Satur-
     quotation. Individual quotes       Graham.
                                                                                                              nance inspections are under-      day, June 14. Please watch for
     should be received by resi-           A registered nurse, Cathi              ANNUAL                                                        signs and help spruce up
     dents next week. Please be                                                CLEANUP DAY                    way. Please take a moment to
                                        was an incredibly compas-                                                                               Charlesgate!
     aware that Northgate is not                                                                              inspect your home and make
                                        sionate person who cared
     responsible for overseeing the                                                                           needed repairs.                   Eastgate Express: for residents
                                        deeply about her family, pa-          Saturday, May 17, 2008
     individual paving jobs for resi-   tients and community. She                 7 a.m. to noon               COMMUNITY PICNIC                 of Charlesgate, Hickory Grove,
     dents. We are simply arrang-       was also very dedicated to the                                          The Fourth Annual East-         Kings Point, The Meadows,
     ing the opportunity for drive-     welfare of animals. The fam-            Fliers with specific                                            The Mews, Ridgefield and
                                                                                                              gate Community Picnic will
     way paving as a community          ily asked that donations in her                                                                         Woods Edge.
                                                                                 information and
     service.                           name be made to Best Friends         drop-off locations will be
        We will be getting residents    Animal Shelter (                    distributed.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                  F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                 15


Maintenance you can see
by Edwin Stennett                  from simple mulching to re-         ing some that render pedestri- or 301-     good news. The bad news is
    Much of the maintenance        moval of aged and unattrac-         ans invisible to vehicular driv-   948 0168.                           that part of the reason for our
work in Whetstone goes un-         tive shrubs. Also, in some          ers turning into Brooke Grove          Looking a year or so into the   lower cost is eliminating ser-
noticed by residents, but work     squares, the grass will be re-      Court. Step 2: Power wash and      future, we may want to con-         vices that the other communi-
is progressing that will be no-    seeded not later than Thurs-        paint the Whetstone Drive and      sider new entryway signs simi-      ties receive; for example,
ticed by a large number of resi-   day, May 15. (Residents can         Rhodes Way entry signs. (The       lar to those recently installed     Stedwick’s contract requires
dents. First, as part of a green   greatly improve the chances of      Rhodes Way entry sign work         in Stedwick. The cost would be      an annual liming to control
space renovation plan, Sousa       a successful reseeding by wa-       will be a test case to be evalu-   fairly substantial and we           pH. In between rain showers
Way Island was reseeded re-        tering lightly until the new        ated before proceeding with        should undertake such a move        today, I sampled the pH on
cently and, with the good rain     grass has been cut at least         Brooke Grove and Roman             only with support from the          Threshing Place and Iron
that fell on April 20, the new     once.)                              Way entryway signs.) Step 3:       homeowners in Whetstone.            Horse islands. Both indicated
grass should soon be quite            Reseeding is clearly needed      Plant annuals at all four          After the washing and paint-        a pH of 6.0 – the threshold at
visible. Similarly, Diary Road     in a variety of Whetstone loca-     entryways. Step 4: By Septem-      ing of the entry signs described    which lime should be added
is soon to have ivy planted        tions. But further reseeding        ber, determine the landscape       above, consider how they look       according to the University of
where other ground covers          will have to wait until fall or     plantings and placement to         to you, and let the board know      Maryland. I infer from this
have fallen short of expecta-      next spring, depending on           replace those removed in           if you wish to keep the existing    sample that there is a high
tions.                             budgetary constraints. Prior-       Step 1. Step 5: Install the re-    signs or replace them with          probability that all of our com-
    Larger changes are in          ity candidates will be islands      placement plants before win-       signs similar to those in           mon turf is suffering from
progress on Roman Way.             around which homes are clus-        ter.                               Stedwick.                           acidic soil. It’s good to mini-
Trees along the entry stem are     tered, because they are viewed          The entryway work is be-           I will close this column with   mize costs, but as the old ad-
being mulched for the first        on a daily basis both by resi-      ing conducted with the             a “good news” “bad news”            age goes, you can’t have your
time in years and the entire       dents and passersby.                knowledge that first impres-       story. As was reported in a pre-    cake and eat it too.
stem is being reseeded. In ad-        By far, the most visible main-   sions make lasting impacts on      vious column by Debby Ver-             To log on to the Whetstone
dition, the community-owned        tenance actions are going to be     people, and the entryways are      million, a presentation at the      Homes Corporation web site,
squares and tree wells are get-    seen at all four entryways along    an obvious component of any        April board meeting compared        visit www.montgomeryvillage.
ting a makeover in collabora-      Centerway Road. Renovation          first impression a first-time      the budgets of Whetstone,           com, go to the Communities
tion with residents. For resi-     of these entryways has been         visitor or prospective home-       Stedwick and Patton Ridge. In       menu, and select Whetstone
dents who wish to maintain         under discussion for some           buyer will experience. In other    that presentation it was noted      from the list of communities.
the squares adjacent to their      time, and at the April 3 mainte-    words, we want to get it right.    that Whetstone’s Fixed Price
                                   nance inspection, a five-step       Residents who wish to par-         Contract (groundskeeping)           Whetstone Watch: for residents
property, our landscape con-                                                                                                                  of The Courts, Goshenside,
tractor is delivering mulch. For   action plan was decided upon.       ticipate in the entryway land-     costs less per acre of commu-
                                                                                                                                              Lakeside and the Ridges of
all other squares, our contrac-    Step 1: Remove the aged and         scape designs (Step 4) are in-     nity space than either Stedwick
tor is doing work that ranges      unattractive shrubs – includ-       vited to contact me at             or Patton Ridge. That’s the


Middle Village president’s statement
by Richard Trevor Rees             on rats and other small ani-        to maintaining property val-       Middle Village to step up and       about the neighborhood,
   The president’s statement       mals. No, the rats in Middle        ues.                               volunteer their time and ef-        please get involved. It only
is an opportunity to review        Village do not contain such            Other progress was made         forts. While I deliver this re-     requires a couple of hours a
the challenges and accom-          disease causing fleas. How-         in 2007 with maintenance,          port as the acting president, I     month.      Please    contact
plishments of the previous         ever, the rats are encouraged       such as storm drain and con-       sold my home in Middle Vil-         Deborah Montgomery or any
year. It is called the             in part by something akin to        crete repairs. Special thanks      lage and will be moving out of      member of the board of direc-
president’s statement be-          the plague of our neighbor-         should be given to the many        the area shortly. Others are        tors if you are interested in
cause it is to be written and      hood – trash. Garbage collec-       contractors who worked             needed to fill the gap. If you or   joining or would like to know
delivered by the president of      tions are done every Tuesday        hard to provide Middle Vil-        someone you know cares              more.
the board of directors. Sadly,     and Friday morning. Please          lage these services.
I write the statement this year    do not put your trash out prior        Fiscally, Middle Village
as vice president and acting       to Tuesday or Friday morn-          remains in a good position.
president of the board as our      ing. Please do not put trash        Our treasurer, Guy Baratte,
noble president, Helen             out after trash collection ei-      works tirelessly with repre-
Chenue, recently passed            ther. Middle Village pays           sentatives of Smith Barney to
away. We thank you, Helen,         thousands of dollars collect-       assure that we have the right
for many honorable years of        ing trash left out to rot and       amount of money invested in
service!                           destroy the aesthetics of our       short term investments such
   As stated, 2007 was a year      neighborhood. This is money         as CDs and longer-term in-
of many challenges in Middle       that could and be spent else-       vestments like money market
Village. Unfortunately, we         where. In fact, in 2007 we          funds. Thank you, Guy.
had to endure a rat problem.       spent double the budgeted              In keeping with the park-
Both Ridgeline Drive and           amount of money for trash           like atmosphere that Mont-
Thomas Choice West saw an          collections.                        gomery Village offers, Susan
increase in the rat population        Despite the challenges in        Simpson serves our neigh-
that began to be a problem in      2007, much progress was also        borhood tirelessly working
2006. The board acted              made. Thanks in large part to       with contractors and MVF to
swiftly, however—signing a         our contract with the Mont-         maintain and plant grass,
contract with a reputable pest     gomery Village Foundation;          plants, flowers, trees and
control company to install rat     the neighborhood has seen           shrubbery. Thank you, Su-
bait stations throughout           many physical improve-              san.
Middle Village. These sta-         ments. New siding and exte-            Special thanks are due to
tions were maintained throu-       rior paint, replacement win-        all members of the board of
ghout 2007 and are to be con-      dows, roofs and fences are just     directors, to our recording
sidered a success. The pest        some of the many improve-           secretary, Karolyn Silliman,
control company has re-            ments      Middle      Village      and to our community asso-
moved many deceased rats           homeowners have been mak-           ciation manager, Deborah
and there have been substan-       ing. Many of these come as a        Montgomery, and her staff.
tially less reported rat           result to infraction letters        Thank you.
sightings in recent months.        homeowners receive after               Lastly, it is with chagrin
   Perhaps you have heard of       MVF performs inspections.           that I announce I will be leav-
the bubonic plague. The            We thank all of you who             ing the board shortly and call
plague was caused by dis-          maintain your properties in         out to all those who own, rent
ease-carrying fleas that lived     good condition. This is crucial     or have a vested interest in
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                         FRIDAY , APRIL 25, 2008                 17

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

                                                                                         To Enter:
                                                                                         • Write the property address, your name, telephone number and email address on the
                                                                                           back of each photo.
                                                                                         • Mail photos to: Montgomery Village Most Beautiful Garden Contest, Montgomery
                                                                                           Village Foundation, 10120 Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886, or
                                                                                           drop off your entry at the same address.
                                                                                         • Digital photos can be emailed to Be sure to include your property
                                                                                           address, name and telephone number in the email. Write GARDEN CONTEST in the

   Do you have a spectacular garden?                                                       subject line.
                                                                                         • The Montgomery Village News reserves the right to take additional photos of
                                                                                           properties entered into the contest.
      Submit a photo of your garden to Montgomery Village’s                              • All photographs become the property of the Montgomery Village News.
                                                                                         • All submitted photos must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2008.
                 Most Beautiful Garden Contest!                                          Note: Prizes are subject to change without notice.

                         Win fantastic prizes from:

   First, second and third place winners will be selected in the following categories:
                          Single Family Homes • Townhomes

                                                                                                               It’s not too late to join our         and Wednesday evenings
                                                                                                            Aerobic classes! Jacki Soren-            from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Flexibil-
                                                                                                            sen’s Aerobic Programs can               ity, Stretching and Strength
                                                                                                            help you lose weight, burn               Training is held on Tuesdays
                                                                                                            calories, reduce stress and              from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. All
                                                                                                            more! We have a wide variety             classes are held at Lake
                                                                                                            of classes to fit just about             Marion Community Center.
                                                                                                            anyone’s busy schedule.                     Fees are as low as $6 to
                                                                                                            Morning Aerobic Dancing is               drop in a class at any time!
                                                                                                            held on Mondays and Wed-                 Fees for one, two or three
                                                                                                            nesdays from 9:30 to 10:30               classes per week are also avail-
                Grand Opening Charity Event                                                                 a.m. Aerobic Workout will be             able for the session, which
                                                                                                            held on Tuesday and Thurs-               runs through June 16.
                      Help us save lives!                                                                   day evenings from 7:15 to 8:15              For more information, con-

                   “Eat healthy, live happy”                                                                p.m. and on Saturday morn-
                                                                                                            ings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                     tact Emily Fields at Lake
                                                                                                                                                     Marion Community Center at
                                                                                                            Strong Step is held on Monday            301-948-8082, ext. 21.

                 Now through Mother’s Day
                10% of proceeds will be donated to

       Visit for coupons
             and entertainment information

      808 W. Diamond Ave.
       Gaithersburg, MD
       (formerly Lone Star Steakhouse)

                       Call or visit online for reservations
18              F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                                   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


                     BRIDGE AND PINOCHLE CLUB                                                   COUPON CUTTER CLUB – NEW
           Meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Whether you are an expert               Inspired by the recent article in The Washington Post, Seniors in
        player or a beginner, this is a fun and great way to meet new people     Action! members have decided to start their own Coupon Cutter
        who share the same interest. Meet at Stedwick Community Cen-             Club. Our goal is to cut out and collect coupons for families of mili-
        ter and be prepared to have fun.                                         tary troops who have a limited budget. Please bring newspapers,
                                                                                 coupons and scissors. For more information, contact Ana Navarro at
                                 SPANISH 101
                                                                                 301-948-0110, ext. 367.
           Meets every Wednesday at noon. This is a conversation group
        for beginners.                                                                               MAY POTLUCK LUNCH
                                                                                    Bring a dish to share with the group on May 21 at noon. Meet
                                                                                 new people and enjoy good conversation in the spirit of spring. Sign
          Join us on April 30 at 10 a.m. All interest levels are welcome to
                                                                                 up at Stedwick Community Center to bring any dish you would like
        participate. All the necessary materials provided.
                                                                                 to share or call 301-948-0110, ext. 367.
                            RECIPE SWAP CLUB                                                    MAY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
           Love to cook? We’re looking for original recipes to compile a
                                                                                    Join us for cake and fun to celebrate our May birthdays on May 7
        Seniors in Action! recipe book. Stop by on Wednesday, April 30 at
                                                                                 at 10 a.m.
        11 a.m. for a live cooking demonstration with Chef Linda Smodish,
        who will be preparing an easy and delicious appetizer. All are                              PARTICIPANTS WANTED!
        welcome to attend!                                                          All adults 55 and older are welcome to visit this wonderful, fun
                                                                                 and active neighborhood program that takes place on Wednesdays,
                   SENIORS IN ACTION! BOOK CLUB
                                                                                 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stedwick Community Center, located at
           Love to read? Participants interested in joining this book club
                                                                                 10401 Stedwick Road. Seniors in Action! is a multi-faceted program
        please call 301-948-0110, ext. 367 or sign up on Wednesday. Plum
                                                                                 designed to stimulate both the body and mind. There is an annual
        Lucky by Janet Evanovich is our next book. The next book dis-
                                                                                 fee of just $12 per person. For more information or to register, con-
        cussion is April 30.
                                                                                 tact Ana Navarro at 301-948-0110, ext. 367.

     Discounted amusement park tickets now                                                                       MVF Spring Flea Market is just
     available at Foundation                                                                                     around the corner—May 3
        The Montgomery Village                                                                                       Clean out your house and        ing their treasures. To round out
     Foundation Department of                                                                                    dust off those items you haven’t    a fun-filled, shop-’til-you-drop
     Recreation, Parks and Cul-                                                                                  touched in ages, because the        day, Boy Scout Troop 1988 will
     ture, in conjunction with the                                                                               27th annual Spring Flea Market      be selling hot dogs, coffee and
     Maryland Recreation and                                                                                     is here.                            other refreshments. Don’t miss
     Parks Association, is selling                                                                                   This year’s Spring Flea Mar-    out on some great deals!
     discounted tickets to area                                                                                  ket will take place at the North       Vendor spaces are still avail-
     amusement parks at the Foun-                                                                                Creek Community Center              able but are selling quickly! To
     dation office, 10120 Apple                                                                                  Parking Lot, 20125 Arrowhead        register, call 301-948-0110. Spaces
     Ridge Road. Payment for                                                                                     Road, on Saturday, May 3 from       cost $23 for residents and $28 for
     these tickets must be made in                                                                               8 a.m. to 1 p.m.                    non-residents. Rain date is Satur-
     person at the Foundation of-                                                                                    This popular event is a great   day, May 10. Rain cancellation
     fice and will be accepted in                                                                                opportunity for sellers and bar-    information may be obtained by
     cash or by credit card (Visa or                                                                             gain hunters alike to buy and       calling 301-948-0110, ext. 367 on
     MasterCard) only. The Foun-                                                                                 sell goods. Bargain hunters are     the day of the event.
     dation will not accept pay-                                                                                 sure to find many great deals          Call Ana Navarro at 301-948-
     ment via fax or telephone for                                                                               with more than 50 vendors sell-     0110, ext. 367 with questions.
     amusement park ticket sales.
        The prices are as follows:
        • Busch Gardens: Adults
     $49 ($7.95 savings), Special
     Days (June 1 to Sept. 1) $42
                                                                                                                 Adult Basketball (25 & up)
     ($14.95 savings)                                                                                               Maintain your
        • Dorney Park: Adults $30                                                                                basketball skills and
     ($8.99 savings), Children $18                                                                               stay fit! This is a great
        • Dutch Wonderland: All                                                                                  way to stay in shape!
     Ages $26 ($3.95 savings)                                                                                    Play pickup style bas-
        • Hershey Park: Adults $37                                                                               ketball, going full-
     ($10.95 savings), Children $27                                                                              court or cross-court,
     ($1.95 savings), Special Days                                                                               depending on the
     (May 2 to June 27, Sunday-Fri-                                                                              number of partici-
     day only) $29.50 ($18.45 sav-                                                                               pants. This program
     ings)                                                                                                       is held on Wednes-
        • King’s Dominion: Adults                                                                                days through June 11
     $38 ($13.95 savings), Children                                                                              at Lake Marion Com-
     $27 ($2.95 savings)                                                                                         munity Center. Fees
        • Sesame Place: All Ages           • Six Flags Great Adven-            is a good way to avoid long       are $40 for residents
     $41 ($10.02 savings)               ture: Adults $29 ($30 savings),        entry lines at the parks. Be      and $50 for non-resi-
        • Six Flags America: Any        Three Days/Three Parks $52             sure to take advantage of this    dents. For more infor-
     Day Adults $25 ($24.99 sav-        ($32.99 savings)                       special program. Call the         mation, call Emily
     ings), Season Passes $62 (14.99       • Water Country USA: All            Foundation at 301-948-0110        Fields at 301-948-
     savings)                           Ages $30 ($9.95 savings)               for more information on these     8082, ext. 21.
                                           Buying tickets in advance           super savings!
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                     FRIDAY , APRIL 25, 2008               19


Walking for Health – Meets Thursdays                                                                      Knitting Classes
   Our walking program is          two miles in 30 minutes. Par-       are scheduled as follows:             After mastering the basics         hance any project. Color Work
back outdoors and in full          ticipants will be able to reduce    May 1, May 22 at Lake Marion      of knitting, you’ll want to put        will meet on Sunday May 4
swing! Join us and discover        walks to just one mile in           Community Center; May 8,          your new found skills to use.          and 18. Add another dimen-
three of the many parks in         needed. This free program is        May 29 at Kaufmann Park;          MVF’s Intermediate Knitting            sion to your knitting with spe-
Montgomery Village. Come           for all ages and abilities; par-    May 15, June 5 at North Creek     class will get you on your way         cialized stitches in the Fancy
out and join our walking           ticipants need only fill out a      Community Center.                 with a great project and lots of       Stitches Workshop on Sunday,
leader as she guides us along      registration form at the site.         In case of inclement           guidance. The class will meet          June 1 and 8. Meeting times
the trails each week. Meet         Arrive at 9 a.m. to warm up;        weather, call the cancellation    on Sunday, May 18, June 1 and          for these workshops is 3 to
some fellow walkers while ex-      walks start promptly at             hotline at 301-948-8082, ext 5.   8 from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost for        5 p.m. The cost for the special
ercising both body and heart.      9:15 a.m.                           For more information, contact     the Intermediate Knitting class        workshops is $30 for residents
   The goal of this morning            Walks take place on Thurs-      Emily Fields at 301-948-8082,     is $45 for residents and $55 for       and $40 for non-residents. Pre-
program will be to walk            days, and our spring walks          ext. 21.                          non-residents. Special ad-             registration is required. All
                                                                                                         vanced workshops are also              knitting classes and work-
                                                                                                         available for those with basic         shops will meet at North
                                                                                                         knitting skills. In the Color          Creek Community Center.
Teen Center – every Monday afternoon and                                                                 Work Workshop class, you
                                                                                                         will learn the correct use and
                                                                                                                                                Call 301-948-0110, ext. 334 for
                                                                                                                                                more information.
Friday late nights!                                                                                      coordination of color to en-

   Teens can enjoy a fun and
safe place to meet new friends
and hang out with old ones at
Stedwick Community Center.
                                                                                                         Fall Creative Playtime
The center is located at 10401
Stedwick Road, behind Mont-
gomery Village Middle                                                                                       MVF’s recreational and              for 3-year-olds is on Tuesday
School.                                                                                                  supplementary educational              and Thursday mornings from
   This school year, the teen                                                                            programs for 3- and 4-year-            9 a.m. to noon. The 4-year-old
center will be open every                                                                                olds have limited openings for         program is on Monday,
Monday after school from                                                                                 the fall 2008 session. This is a       Wednesday and Friday from
2:45 to 5:30 p.m. and every Fri-                                                                         great way to enhance your              9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both programs
day night from 7 to 10 p.m.        contests, such as Madden            punch is free. For students in    child’s social, emotional and          are held at Whetstone Com-
After-school hours will offer      Tournaments and Tropical            grades 6 to 9 only. Adult su-     physical development. Chil-            munity Center. Call Jana Serlo
homework help, snacks and          Luaus. There will be food,          pervision is provided.            dren explore music, drama, fit-        at 301-948-0110, ext. 334 for
other recreation activities such   music, dancing and raffles.            For more information, con-     ness, crafts, nature and               more information.
as tennis, air hockey, ping        Beverages, pizza and other          tact Ana Navarro at 301-948-      playtime. Creative Playtime
pong, PS2 Guitar Hero and          snacks will be available for        0110, ext. 367.
Xbox 360. Late nights will fea-    sale, so don’t forget to bring
ture special fun themes and        extra money. Popcorn and

                                                                          Area youth win honors in Pitch, Hit and
Picton Games on the Go                                                    Run competition
                                                                             A hearty bunch of young athletes braved unseasonably cool weather to participate in
   Spring is here and so is        from April 9 to May 18, wea-           MVF’s rendition of Pitch, Hit and Run on April 13. At this program, co-sponsored by Aquafina
Picton Games on the Go. This       ther permitting. Meet at the pic-      and Major League Baseball, contestants age 7 through 17 ran the bases, threw at a target and
popular neighborhood drop-in       nic table located in the grassy        batted as far and accurately as possible. Despite the cool weather and rain from previous
program is back. Join MVF          area across from the Picton of         days, the fields at South Valley Park were in good condition. The atmosphere was jovial as
Recreation Department staff for    Birlstone sign. Activities in-         grade schoolers and teens gave their all. Winners from each division now advance to the
an hour-and-a-half of fun out-     clude ball games, arts and             sectional competition, which will take place at 12:30 p.m. on June 1 at Broome Athletic Park
door games and adventures!         crafts, capture the flag and           in Rockville. Congratulations to all the participants and good luck to those who advanced!
Children in grades K-8 can stop    more. The program is free to              These participants won first place honors in their respective age groups.
by and participate in this fun     Montgomery Village residents.
after-school program on Wed-       Call Ana Navarro at 301-948-
nesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This   0110, ext. 367 for more informa-
                                                                                     Ages 7/8                                Name
drop-in program will run           tion.
                                                                                     All-Around Champion                     Lucas Richards
                                                                                     Pitch Champion                          Lucas Richards
                                                                                     Hit Champion                            Lucas Richards
                                                                                     Run Champion                            Justin Thoms
Drop-In                            Camp Tiny                                         Ages 9/10                               Name
Basketball                         Feet                                              All-Around Champion
                                                                                     Pitch Champion
                                                                                                                             Alex Rojas
                                                                                                                             Alex Rojas
   It’s free! Fun and fitness is
available to all Village resi-
                                   Openings                                          Hit Champion
                                                                                     Run Champion
                                                                                                                             Khamaal Barrett-Ricks
                                                                                                                             Alex Rojas
dents at Lake Marion Commu-           There are still limited
nity Center with a valid activ-    openings available in Camp                        Ages 11/12                              Name
ity card. One guest per resi-      Tiny Feet. This spectacular                       All-Around Champion                     Jordan Hawkins
dent is permitted on a space-      morning-only day camp is de-                      Pitch Champion                          Jordan Hawkins/John Suarez
available basis for $3 per         signed with 4- and 5-year-                        Hit Champion                            Terrance Moye
guest. Participants age 15 and     olds in mind. Led by experi-                      Run Champion                            Jordan Hawkins
younger can come out on            enced and dedicated staff, this
Tuesdays through December          camp offers story time, crafts                    Ages 13/14                              Name
11 from 3:30-5 p.m. Partici-       and group activities. Campers                     All-Around Champion                     Jeremy Hawkins
pants age 16 and older can         will also participate in swim                     Pitch Champion                          Jeremy Hawkins/
play on Fridays through De-        lessons four days a week.                                                                 Tori Daggan/ Kelsey Stonestreet
cember 21 from 7-9 p.m. For        Camp Tiny Feet meets from                         Hit Champion                            Jeremy Hawkins
more information, call Emily       9 a.m. to noon at Whetstone                       Run Champion                            Jeremy Hawkins
Fields at Lake Marion Com-         Community Center. Snack
munity Center at 301-948-          and juice provided daily.
8082, ext. 21.                     Children must be completely
                                   toilet trained to participate.
                                   Call 301-948-0110 for more in-
20                  F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008                                                                                                                                            MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS


     Gaithersburg Activity Center hosts works of                                                                                                 Montgomery County
     Olney Art Association and Gaithersburg                                                                                                      celebrates Asian Pacific
     High School                                                                                                                                 American Heritage Month
        The City of Gaithersburg is                     from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun-                   variety of media and interests,            Montgomery County will           “What’s at Stake for Asian
     hosting a collection of works                      day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                        including paintings, draw-              commemorate the 27th anni-          Americans in this Election
     by the members of the Olney                           Founded in 1974, the Olney                    ings, ceramics, photography             versary of the recognition of       Year?” will feature a group of
     Art Association and students                       Art Association (OAA) in-                        and digital art. Some of the            Asian Pacific American Heri-        national and local Asian
     of Gaithersburg High School                        cludes visual fine artists of                    students will pursue art in col-        tage Month in May with a spe-       American leaders. They will
     at the Activity Center at                          wide ranging interests includ-                   lege, while others will con-            cial celebration featuring a        examine the most pressing is-
     Bohrer Park, 506 South                             ing oil painting, watercolor,                    tinue making art as a creative          panel discussion and a com-         sues facing Asian Americans
     Frederick Avenue in Gaith-                         acrylics, printmaking, pen and                   outlet for personal expression.         munity reception. The event,        in 2008 and discuss how they
     ersburg, through June 8. The                       ink, sculpture, ceramics and                        For more information, con-           to be held on Monday, May 5         can work together to have
     show features works spanning                       photography.                                     tact Gallery Director Natalya           from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Execu-      their voices heard.
     the spectrum of styles, subjects                      The art works on display by                   Parris at 301-258-6394 or visit         tive Office Building lobby             A community reception
     and media. Viewing hours are                       students of Gaithersburg High                           level auditorium, 101 Monroe        and cultural performance will
     Monday through Saturday                            School demonstrate a wide                                                                Street, Rockville, will include     feature Asian food and artist
                                                                                                                                                 Asian food and performances.        Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of
                                                                                                                                                    County Executive Isiah           Ethnoh-Tech, a multi-talented

     Spring Fling walk                                                                                                                           Leggett will be joined by City
                                                                                                                                                 of Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney
                                                                                                                                                                                     artist of Japanese and Filipino
                                                                                                                                                                                     American heritage. He will
         The Seneca Valley Sugar-                       ter-day Saints Washington                        Volksmarchers want to regis-            Katz and City of Rockville          perform a variety of tradi-
     loafers Volksmarch Club is                         Temple and along Antique                         ter for IVV credit.                     Mayor Susan Hoffmann.               tional tales based on music
     sponsoring a Spring Fling                          Row, with its wide range of                         No restrooms are available           Leggett will kick off the cel-      and theatre elements from
     Walk beginning in Kensington                       specialty shops. The terrain of                  at the start/finish point but           ebration with welcoming re-         Korea, Japan, China, Tibet and
     on Saturday, May 3. There is a                     the 10 km trail (with a 5 km                     portajohns are available along          marks and present a procla-         other Asian countries.
     10 km walk (with one 5 km                          option) is suitable for strollers,               the Rock Creek Park trail and           mation for Asian Pacific               For more information, call
     option). The 10 km trail, rated                    but wheelchairs may encoun-                      restrooms are available in An-          American Heritage Month.            240-777-2524.
     1+, is mostly on bike paths,                       ter difficulty.                                  tique Row.                                 A panel discussion entitled,
     sidewalks, paved roadways                             The start/finish is the                          For more information, con-
     and shoulders and weaves                           Kensington Parkwood El-                          tact event coordinators
     through park land into beau-
     tiful Victorian neighborhoods,
                                                        ementary School parking lot,
                                                        4710 Saul Road. Registration is
                                                                                                         Maribeth Evans at 301-946-
                                                                                                         5496 or via email at gammie
                                                                                                                                                   Montgomery Village
     past the historic train station,
     within view of the spires of the
                                                        between 9 a.m. and noon. You
                                                        must finish the walk by 3 p.m.
                                                                                                or Karen
                                                                                                         Guevara at 301-330-0444 or via
                                                                                                                                                   Garden Club May meeting
     Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-                     The walk is free unless                          email at              Learn how to make your perennial garden attractive dur-
                                                                                                                                                   ing all four seasons at the next Montgomery Village Garden
                                                                                                                                                   Club meeting on Monday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Whetstone
                                                                                                                                                   Community Center, 19140 Brooke Grove Court, off of
                    Join Us May 11 for Mother’s Day Dinner                                                                                         Centerway Road.
                                                                                                                                                      Marie Rojas will give a presentation featuring the many
                          at the Flaming Pit Restaurant                                                                                            varieties of perennials and the ways we can make our garden
                                                                                                                                                   attractive in different settings during the year. She has been a
                                                                                  Serving Dinner from Noon to 9 p.m.                               professional landscape designer and horticulturist for 12 years.
                                                                                   Early Reservations Recommended                                  She is also a member of the Board of Professional Ground
                                                                                                                                                   Management (professional horticulturists). A Montgomery
                                                                     For over 25 years, the Flaming Pit Restaurant                                 County Master Gardener, she welcomes this opportunity to
                                                                     has featured superb food, expertly prepared,                                  share with us her expertise.
                                                                                                                                                      All gardening enthusiasts are invited to attend. For more
                                                                       smoothly served, our bill of excellent fare.
                                                                                                                                                   information, call Pat Dickey at 301-330-1788.
       Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au jus                                                                Homemade Appetizers
       The finest aged prime rib of beef roasted slowly to retain its natural juices and served to                                               SPORTS
                                                                                                     Cream of Crab Soup                  $4.95
       your taste, rare to well done.                                                                Mushroom Caps                       $7.95
       Regular Cut ............................................................... $25.95
       Extra Cut ................................................................... $32.95
                                                                                                     Shrimp Cocktail
                                                                                                     Clams Casino
                                                                                                                                                 MVSA Rookie Division
       Fresh Norwegian Filet of Salmon ............................ $21.95
       Broiled in a lemon butter sauce, this is a delightful treat for the true salmon lover.        Dinner Selections                           scores
                                                                                                     Include                                        Sunday, April 13                    Tuesday, April 15
       Stuffed Norwegian Salmon ...................................... $26.95                                                                       Round Rock Express - 17,            Round Rock Express - 21,
                                                                                                     •   Salad
       Fresh Norwegian salmon stuffed with seasoned jumbo lump crab meat, baked in a                                                                Jr. Hop Devils - 15                 GSA #4 - 6
       lemon butter sauce.                                                                           •   Entree
                                                                                                     •   Vegetable                                  During an interleague               MVSA Tsintolas Round
       Crab Imperial ............................................................ $25.95             •   Idaho Baked Potato                      game, the MVSA Round Rock           Rock Express versus GSA #4
       Seasoned baked jumbo lump crab meat and special sauce.                                        •   Homemade Bread & Butter                 Express edged out the GSA Jr.       resulted in an overwhelming
       Filet Mignon Center Cut ........................................... $29.95                                                                Hop Devils.                         win for Round Rock during
       A special treat, the filet is thick, tender, juicy and served wtih Bearnaise Sauce.           Vegetables                                     Although the Devils scored       interleague play. Both teams
                                                                                                     • Baked Potato served with                  9 runs in the first inning,         played hard during one of the
       Broiled Cold Water Australian Lobster Tail .......... $42.95                                    Fresh Cut Green Beans with Mushrooms      Round Rock rallied back with        first games of kid pitch
       Stuffed with jumbo lump Crab Imperial, $8.00 extra.                                                                                       the help of pitchers Collin         season. Winning teammates
       Breast of Chicken Cordon Bleu ................................ $18.95                         Choice of                                   Arnold, Will Haller and Seyon       Ryan Beasley, Will Haller,
       Stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, topped with Sauce Supreme.                                 • Cream of Crab Soup or                     Padglingam. Haller made a           Maxwell Walker, Noah
                                                                                                     • Fresh Garden Salad with choice of         double play in the fourth.          Jenkina and Teddy Delavigne
       Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce ................................ $25.95
       Made with jumbo lump crab meat and fried or broiled to perfection.
                                                                                                       homemade dressing                         Haller also scored 4 runs           scored 4, 3, 3 and 3,
                                                                                                                                                 and teammate Ryan Beasley           respectively. GSA player
       Stuffed Trout .............................................................. $20.95           Children’s Menu ~ $8.95                     scored for 3. Round Rock Ex-        Javier Zerpa scored 2 runs.
       Fresh water rainbow trout stuffed with seasoned jumbo lump Crab Imperial.                     • Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au jus            press is sponsored by
       Alaskan King Crab Legs ........................................... $36.95                     • Jumbo Fried Shrimp                        Tsintolas Blazing Braces and
       Seasoned to perfection and served with drawn butter.                                          • Chicken Tenders                           the Hop Devils is sponsored
                                                                                                     Homemade Desserts                           by Growler’s.
       Surf & Turf Prime Rib and Lobster Tail ................. $36.95
       Roast prime rib of beef and broiled lobster tail - the best of both worlds.                   Choice of our Luscious Fresh
       Baked Stuffed Shrimp ............................................... $26.95                   Home Made Desserts ~ $5.95
       Stuffed with seasoned Crab Imperial
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                                      FRIDAY , APRIL 25, 2008                                21


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                                          Learn       Laughing
                                  MV Kids Learn About L aughing
                                                   Laughing is something we do every day. In fact, the average person laughs about 17 times every day. Laughter is
                                                healthy for people because it helps us cope with illnesses and manage the stress in our lives. Laughing lowers our blood
                                                pressure, increases the flow of our blood and puts oxygen into the bloodstream – all things our bodies need.
                                                                              Can you laugh 100 times every day?
                                                    Scientists believe that laughing 100 times a day is like working out on a rowing machine for 10 minutes or riding a
                                                stationary bicycle for 15 minutes. Laughing exercises your diaphragm, abdomen, lungs and the muscles in your face,
                                                legs and back.
                                                    There is no magical recipe to follow to laugh 100 times each day. We’d have to laugh approximately once every 15
                                                minutes to meet this goal. In
                                                order to get as many laughs into
        Do animals laugh?                       your day, hang out with funny
       Researchers believe chimpanzees          people, read up on some good
    show laughter-like behavior when they       jokes or practice remembering
    play and wrestle with each other. Re-       funny stories to repeat to your
    searchers also believe rat pups, which      friends. You may also simply fig-
    are babies, also make noises when they      ure out what you laugh at most,
    begin to play or get tickled. But is it     then do it often.
    laughing like human beings laugh? No
    one is absolutely sure.
        What things make
           you laugh?                                                                    A. What types of sandals do frogs wear?
        When your body deals with a scary                                                B. What do you give a sick bird?
    situation, you might find that after it’s                                            C. What is white when it’s dirty and black
    over, you begin to laugh. This is your                                                  when it’s clean?
    body dealing with the stress caused by                                               D. When is a car not a car?
    the scary situation. But we laugh at all                                             E. How do snails fight?
    kinds of things – things people say to
                                                                                         F. Why are clocks dirty?
    us and things we see and do.
                                                                                         G. Why did the atom cross the road?

                                                                                                         e. they slug it out; f. they work all hours and never wash their hands and faces; g. it decided to split
                                                                                                         ANSWERS: a. open-toad sandals; b. tweetment; c. a blackboard; d. when it turns into a garage;
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                                                                            Every exterior modification must meet established ARB application and approval
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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS                                                                                                                                                   FRIDAY , APRIL 25, 2008            23


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                                                                                                                            quirements regardless of whether modifica-
                                                                                                                            tion or replacement material has been ap-
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 301-840-8565                     Alpine Dental, Ajmal Khan, D.M.D.
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     Law Office of Robert J. Haeger
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                                                                                                                                                                                for more details.


                                                                                             **YOUR VILLAGE HOME REPAIR SPECIALIST** • Wood Rot
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      OFFICE SPACE                                                                                                                 HELP WANTED                             SERVICES OFFERED

                                                                                                                                   SWIM INSTRUCTORS                          TAX PREPARATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Continental Movers
      OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE                                                                                                      Starting at $9.75/hour

                                                                                                                                  Provide instruction in swim-
                                                                                                                                                                         We offer accounting, book-                                  Local or Long Distance
                                                                                                                                                                         keeping and tax preparation                               Family-owned business since 1982
                                             Montgomery Village Quarters                                                          ming and water safety for all            services at reasonable                                         $80/hour for 2 men
     611 - 1,540                                                                                                                  ages and abilities. Outdoor                      prices.                                                $90/hour for 3 men
                                                                                          Gaithersburg, MD                        pools. June through August.
     square feet available
                                                                                                                                  Part-time hours (morning,             Contact Eastern Tax Service                               301-984-5908 or 202-438-1489
     $840 - $2,118                           For more information, contact:                                                       evening and/or Saturdays).             Ask for Afsar Uddin, ATP                         
                                             Chris Getz | 301.255.0756                                                            Flexible schedule. Must be at
     monthly rent                                                                                                                                                       301-515-8116 / 240-720-8932
                                                                                                                                  least 16 years old. Ability to
                                                                                                                                  effectively communicate water              Cell 301-421-7491                                           CHILD CARE
     1 - 5 year terms                                                                                                             safety and swimming tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                  or email                                       Safe, fun and loving environ-
      Washington Real Estate Investment Trust | 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 800 | Rockville, MD 20852 |
                                                                                                                                  niques. Competitive swimming                                                                   ment. Full-time openings! (40
                                                                                                                                  experience preferred but not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hrs). Pre-school program/CDA
                                                                                                                                  required. Demonstrated swim-                                                                   credentials. Open 7 a.m. to
                                                                                                                                                                                    or visit
      FOR SALE                                                                                                                    ming ability required. Ability                                                                 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  to work outdoors in a variety
                                                                                                                                  of weather conditions. Instruc-                                                                Call 240-672-5423, 240-620-
                                                                                       FOR SALE
     GAITHERSBURG                                                      2-piece pristine birch enter-
                                                                                                                                  tor training available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6678 or 240-631-1967 (Span-
                                                                                                                                  For    more       information,
                                                                       tainment center combo.                                                                          Babysitting & Childcare ser-
                                                                                                                                  contact Jana Serlo at 301-
                                                                       Large! Glass doors. (Best of-                                                                   vice available in a caring,
                                                                                                                                  948-0110, ext. 334, or email                                                                     LOST AND FOUND
                                                                       fer)                                                                                            homely and quiet environ-
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                                                                       Firewood - $8/wheelbarrow                                                                       hours available too. Contact                                      BIRD FOUND
                LUXURY SFH                                             load! Wow!                                                 10120 Apple Ridge Road,
                                                                                                                                  Montgomery Village, MD               240-418-4079.
               OPEN HOUSES                                                            301-518-9907                                20886. EOE
            Days/Times @ 301-990-6609
     Striking 5BR, 4.5BA luxury SFH w/3-car
     garage, 5,600 sq. ft. on ½ acre lot. $765K.
     Upgrades galore: hardwood & tile floors,                             YARD SALE
     granite, alarm, skylights, irrg. system, huge
     closets. Walk to lake. View woods. Lower                                    GARAGE SALE
                                                                                                                                       THE NEXT CLASSIFIED AD
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                                        Recent Village sales
                                        Brought to you by: Ralph Colling
                                                                     Free seminar: Buying & Repairing Foreclosures
                                              Call Ralph “The Realtor!”                                                                  301-258-4291
                                                Charlesgate                          8044 Harbor Tree Way              $247,000                         19953 Spur Hill Dr.            $280,000
                                                Christopher Court                    9910 Hellingly Pl. #151           $215,000     Picton              8850 Welbeck Way               $155,000
                                                Club Hill                            10114 Blue Tee Ter.               $207,500                         20119 Welbeck Ter.             $195,700
                                                Clubside                             10237 Ridgeline Dr.               $236,000                         8846 Welbeck Way               $215,000
                                                Dorseys Regard                       9812 Dairyton Ct.                 $300,000                         26 Welbeck Ct.                 $212,500    Ralph Colling
                                                Essex Place                          21 Strath Haven Ct.               $200,000     Shadow Oak          10062 Maple Leaf Dr.           $300,000
                                                                                     20580 Strath Haven Dr.            $245,900                         10019 Maple Leaf Dr.           $328,900
                                                                                     9505 Dunbrook Ct.                 $285,000     Stedwick            19520 Desmet Pl.               $425,000
                                                Fairidge                             20069 Doolittle St.               $519,900                         19629 Seneca Ridge Dr.         $469,600
                                                Forest Brooke                        10368 Royal Woods Ct.
                                                                                     10345 Royal Woods Ct.
                                                                                                                                                        10625 Seneca Spring Way
                                                                                                                                                        19318 Dunbridge Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Realty Group
                                                                                     10344 Royal Woods Ct.             $285,000                         19304 Dunbridge Way            $378,500
                                                Hickory Grove                        7806 Heritage Farm Dr.            $549,900     Suffolk Place       8505 Hawk Run Ter.             $325,000   6 Montgomery Village Ave.
                                                Holly Pointe                         12 Fountain Valley Ct.            $355,000                         6 Hawk Run Ct.                 $339,500            Suite 200
                                                Maryland Place                       9651 Marston Ln.                  $198,000     The Downs           20629 Beaver Ridge Rd.         $457,000
                                                McKendrie                            9912 Brookridge Ct.               $204,900     The Mews            21 Battery Bend Ct.            $388,000
                                                McRory                               9269 Chadburn Pl.                 $194,000     The Reach           8726 Delcris Dr.               $345,000
                                                Millrace                             18634 Pier Point Pl.              $265,000                         20411 Ivybridge Ct.            $365,000
                                                Mills Choice                         19116 Mills Choice Rd. #2         $119,900     Thomas Choice       19679 Brassie Pl. #1-H         $250,000      Want to move?
                                                Nathans Hill                         9805 Docena Dr.                   $250,000                         19437 Brassie Pl. #201         $150,000
                                                Normandie I                          18634 Walkers Choice Rd. #2       $215,000                         9648 Brassie Way               $220,000
                                                Overlea                              9402 Gentle Cir.                  $290,000                         9823 Brassie Way               $217,100         Call Ralph
                                                Park Place                           9804 Feathertree Ter. #37         $229,000     Walkers Choice      9942 Lake Landing Rd.          $256,000
                                                Partridge Place                      9304 Bremerton Way                $233,000     Whetstone           9324 Judge Pl.                 $360,000       “The Realtor”
                                                                       To determine the market value of your property, consult Ralph. Not all properties were listed or sold by Ralph Colling.

                                                                                                                                  Montgomery Village Foundation
 Contract completion bonus & training reimbursement opportunities.

                                                                                                                                         is hiring summer pool staff
                                                                                                                                                                Assistant Pool Manager
                                                                                                    New pay
                                                                             Lifeguard                                                                          Starting at $11/hr.*
                                                                            Starting at $8/hr.*                                                                 Must be 18 years of age, have at least two years
                                                                                                                                                                experience in a lifeguarding position, current pool
                                                                          Must be 15 years of age and have current                                              operator license, lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first
                                                                          lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first aid                                                aid certificates accepted by Montgomery County
                                                                          certificate accepted by Montgomery County                                             Department of Health.
                                                                          Department of Health.
                                                                                                                                                                Pool Manager
                                                                          Senior Lifeguard
                                                                                                                                                                Starting at $14/hr.*
                                                                         Starting at $9.22/hr.*
                                                                                                                                                                Must be 18 years of age, have at least one year
                                                                        Must be 17 years of age, have at least two years                                        experience in a pool operator position, current pool
                                                                       experience in a lifeguarding position, current pool                                      operator license, lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first
                                                                       operator license, lifeguarding, CPR/AED/PR and first                                     aid certificates accepted by Montgomery County
                                                                       aid certificates accepted by Montgomery County                                           Department of Health.
                                                                       Deparment of Health.
                                                                                                                                                                Desk Attendant
                                                                       *Salary based on years of experience. EOE
                                                                                                                                                                Starting at $6.15/hr.
                                                                       For more information, contact Petra Padilla at 301-948-8082, ext. 23, or email
                                                             Applications are available at the MVF Office, 10120 Apple               Must be at least 15 years of age.
                                                                      Ridge Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 or,
                                                                      go to Inside MVF and click on Employment.
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                                              LONG & FOSTER

                                            Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village                                                                                                                                       Rockville/King Farm
                                             19226 Montgomery Village Ave.                                                      301-740-8900                                                                        301-548-9700
    GAITHERSBURG                               $239,000              MONTGOMERY VILLAGE $369,500                                     GAITHERSBURG                              $508,800            DAMASCUS                                    $775,000

    Gorgeous upscale condo. Large and bright, 2BR, 2FB, LR          Well cared for brick townhouse with garage in lovely Fair-      Great location close to Kentlands, shopping and entertain-     A rare find … One-level living with soaring 10-foot ceil-
    with FP opens to sunroom with balcony. Convenient loca-         way Island. Freshly painted, upgraded carpet, new win-          ment. Gourmet kitchen with new appliances, hardwood            ings, open floor plan, all upgraded appliances, three-car
    tion - close to shopping, schools and major highways.           dows and appliances. Huge kitchen with breakfast area,          floors, Silestone countertops, 1st floor FR with woodburning   garage, gleaming hardwood floors and so much more. Pris-
    301-740-8900                                                    screened porch backing to fenced yard with brick patio.         FP, two-level deck in fenced yard. Truly a home to enjoy!      tine condition.
                                                                    301-740-8900                                                    301-740-8900                                                   301-740-8900

     GAITHERSBURG                              $539,900              ROCKVILLE                                 $998,000               ROCKVILLE                                $429,900             NORTH POTOMAC                              $475,000

    Gorgeous brick-front townhouse barely lived in. 3BR, 2FB,       Grand open spaces, two-story great room and foyer, sweeping      3BR, 2.5BA split-level home on cul-de-sac. Close to public    Beautiful 3BR, 2FB, 2HB brick townhouse with all the bells
    2HB, four levels, gourmet kitchen with Corian countertops,      staircase, library, LR, DR, island kitchen with 42" cabinets,    transportation, school, shopping and minutes to Metro.        and whistles. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances,
    MBR suite with skylight, vaulted ceilings, loft and luxurious   built-in desk, mud room, Trex deck, large MBR suite with         Fenced yard and great landscaping.                            new A/C, freshly painted, woodburning FP and walkout
    bath! Large deck, two-car garage. A must see!                   tray ceiling, full finished basement with BR & FB.               301-740-8900                                                  basement.
    301-740-8900                                                    301-740-8900                                                                                                                   301-740-8900

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                                   than anyone...PERIOD!
                                                                                                                 received much                                             Alan
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                                    Over 1,000 in Montgomery Village!
                                    Over 25 years success in sales!                                             from the Mont-
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 Village Realty                  Owned and Operated
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                                                                                                                                                                     since 1977. He knows
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                                                                                                                    Keep the Village                                 If you’re thinking of
  Buying, selling or renting a home in                                                                                  CLEAN.                                       selling or buying in
                                                                                                                                                                     Montgomery Village,
  Montgomery Village?                                                                                                  Be sure to                                    Alan Bruzee is always
  Then you should know that Covenants and Architec-                                                                                                                  in contact with
  tural Standards govern Montgomery Village.                                                                         SCOOP YOUR                                      buyers, sellers and
                                                                                                                                                                     agents interested in
                                                                                                                         POOP.                                       Montgomery Village.
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  architectural standards, call the Montgomery Village                                                                                                               More than 2,000
                                                                                                                                                                     homes sold!
  Foundation office at 301-948-0110 or visit
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        Since 1983, selling
        the most important                                                      Dede Burrell     750
          homes... yours!                                                            More Than 700 Homes Sold
                                                                                    in Montgomery Village Alone!
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                                                WHETSTONE                                                                                       GAITHERSBURG
             JUST LISTED                        $549,900                                                                                        $549,900
                                                Delightful brick/vinyl siding colonial loc on a                                                You’ll wake up with a smile in this beautiful
                                                quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac. 4 BR, 2 ½ BA –                                                    4 BR, 2 full bath, 2 half bath colonial on a cul-
                                                fresh paint, hdwd flrs thruout, crown/chair rail                                               de-sac adjacent to parkland - full deck w/lovely
                                                moldings, 2-inch wood blinds, large LR, formal                                                 wooded view – fresh paint, ceramic tile foyer &
                                                DR - big t/s kitchen w/wood cabinets, ceramic                                                  kitchen – LR, DR, 1st flr office - 1st flr family rm
                                                tile bksplsh, stainless steel sink, Jenn-Air gas                                               w/frpl, hdwd flr & skylights - huge kitchen w/
     range, walk-in pantry & door to deck- 1st flr den/office – Fam rm incl frpl w/glass doors,      granite counters, upgr appliances, brkfst area & kitchen desk alcove - MBR w/luxury bath
     mantel & raised brick hearth plus skylights & door to deck – Deck has blt-in seating, blt-      including dual sinks, soaking tub & separate shower - finished walkout bsmt features rec
     in gas grill, pond & lovely fenced & landscaped yrd-ceramic baths- MBR suite incl sit rm,       rm w/new carpet & separate hobby/exercise area, powder rm, laundry rm & storage/utility
     dressing rm w/vanity/sink, private bath, 3 closets & spacious BR w/access to attic              rm – brick/vinyl siding exterior, roof replaced & gorgeous landscaping - Truly a lovely
     storage – bsmt w/util sink, new washer & dryer, blt-in shelving & lots of storage space –       home! MC6707171
     gas heat – 1-car garage w/door opener. Definitely a “must see!” MC6720550

                                                GAITHERSBURG                                                                                    THE POINTS
                                                $329,900                                                UNDER CONTRACT                          $449,900
                                              This superbly renovated 3 BR, 2 full baths                                                        Welcome home! Dramatically improved
                                              2 half bath TH has just what you’ve been look-                                                    4 BR, 2 full bath, 1 half bath rambler – Highlights
                                              ing for - fresh paint, ceramic foyer, new carpet                                                  incl: gorgeous new kitchen w/maple cabinets,
                                              - new kitchen with new cabinets/quartz                                                            Silestone counters, upgraded appliances, wine
                                              countertops/stainless appliances & cherry                                                         rack & wood floors – Great room with gas frpl &
     wood flrs – Upgraded baths w/ceramic tile, new vanities & fixtures – Spacious LR w/o to         cathedral ceilings, separate dining room – skylights, screened porch, deck, new carpet &
     fenced yrd w/new shed, DR w/cherry wood flr – Brand new fin bsmt w/Berber carpet, half          fresh paint – custom bathrooms w/designer tile, new fixtures, lights & vanities – new
     bath & laundry/util/storage rm w/extensive blt-in shelving – brick & siding exterior – new      driveway (’06), newer roof & gas heat – finished bsmt w/new carpet, fresh paint, half bath,
     windows & doors - great location on cul-de-sac near Rio Center, shopping, restaurants,          laundry rm & storage room – Bound to please the most fastidious buyer! MC6649012
     I-270 & 370. Don’t miss this fabulous home! MC66119637

                                                WHETSTONE                                                                                       PARTRIDGE PLACE
        UNDER CONTRACT                          $445,000                                                                                        $269,900
                                                 The home you waited for - the price you hoped                                                   Turn the key & come home to this nicely up-
                                                 for! Charming 4BR, 2 ½ bath brick/siding colo-                                                  graded 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath TH. Highlights incl:
                                                 nial located in a neighborhood of winding roads                                                 brick/siding exterior, beautiful landscaping,
                                                 and well manicured lawns. Features include:                                                     custom curved walkway, hardwood floors, brand
                                                 lrg corner lot, brick/siding exterior, flagstone                                                NEW neutral carpet, fresh paint, t/s kitchen
                                                 walkway, fresh paint, hdwd flrs, brand new car-                                                 w/wood cabinets & updated appliances, spacious
     pet, remod t/s kit w/NEW maple cabinets, countertops & appliances – LR, DR, 1st flr             LR, separate DR with walk-out to patio & nicely landscaped fenced yard, MBR with walk-
     office/den, FR w/brick wall frpl & w/o to brick patio w/blt-in gas grill & nicely landscaped,   in closet & ceramic tile bath, ceramic tile hall bath, linen closet & basement with washer/
     fenced yrd – MBR incl dressing area with vanity/sink, walk-in clst & upd tile bath              dryer & plenty of room for storage. Shopping, transportation, pool, tennis & schls nearby.
     w/seated shower – lots of storage space in bsmt & attic - new roof/gutters/downspouts           Your search ends here! MC6569418
     – upd gas furnace & HWH – 1-car garage w/door opener - double driveway. MC6539889

                                                                                                             Financing Update
              CALL DEDE TO SEE ANY OF                                                                       With New Loan Limits
                                                                                                          Buyers Can Borrow Up To
                                                                                                          Buyer      Borr       To
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