A Unique Planned Community of 40,000 Residents with 10 Homes Corporations, 11 Condominium Associations, 4 Apartment Rental Complexes
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 www.friendsofwhetstonelake.org. 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
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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 www.montgomeryvillage.com. For the most up-to-date information
d. Commercial Architectural Review (CARC) available, call the MVF Board/Committee Agenda hotline at 301-948-
e. Committee on Environment (COE) 0110, then press 4. All meeting agendas are tentative and may be changed
f. Communications without notice.
h. Management Advisory (MAC) NEIGHBORHOOD NOTEBOARD
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
www.montgomeryvillage.com 9. Closed Session the Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue.
This is a rescheduled date.
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-
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.
Copy & Ad Deadlines May e
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.
• MAILED, FAXED OR TYPED DUE:
Provide text on disk or email to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com. The Stedwick Homes Corporation meeting is scheduled for
FRIDAY, MAY 2 AT 5 P.M. www.covenant-umc.org
7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at Stedwick Community Center,
Email classifieds to The Rev. Phil Ayers
DISPLAY ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org. 10401 Stedwick Road.
• 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
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 www.mvf.org. 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: email@example.com MVF President
dents’ Council, which meets information there, including summer camps for kids to
MV News email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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: www.mvf.org 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. comcast.net.
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-
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-
Executive Vice President
4 FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS
Calendar of Events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
ng Soo unity Check it out ... VillageNews 25 26
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
to 8 North Creek Community Center
Noon e Ro
Appl 20125 Arrowhead Road
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-
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 www.montgomeryvillage.com
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.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE FOUNDATION, INC.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR POLICY
1. The Montgomery Village during the weeks prior to cation purposes. The sole use sideration. As time permits, will make every effort to pub-
News Letters to the Editor sec- publication. of pen names, initials or the the writers may be notified lish all letters received prior
tion is a community forum for 3. Typed letters and email complete omission of a signa- and given the opportunity to to publication deadline.
Montgomery Village resi- must be received no later ture will eliminate a letter from shorten the letter for future 9. The Director of Commu-
dents and/or property own- than 5 p.m. on the Monday consideration from publica- publication. nications, in his/her sole dis-
ers. In addition, at the Editor’s prior to publication and dis- tion. A request from the author 7. Form letters will be cretion, reserves the right to
discretion, the Montgomery tribution, while handwritten to withhold the name or mark printed once, with earliest withhold from publication of
Village News may print letters letters must be received no the letter anonymous will postmark used. inflammatory, slanderous, li-
of appropriate interest to resi- later than 12 noon on the Fri- eliminate the letter from con- 8. All email is subject to belous, or lewd material, or
dents from others, including day, one week prior to publi- sideration. this policy. The email subject material which may be an in-
representatives of local cation. When a holiday oc- 5. All letters are subject to line must read “Letter to the vasion of privacy, material
schools, governments and curs on a deadline Monday, condensation or deferral to the Editor.” deemed in bad taste and in-
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
IN THE NEWS
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 www.montgomeryvillage.com;
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
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) @yahoo.com 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
IN THE 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 www.montgomeryvillage.com 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- @mvf.org. 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 msn.com; or by fax to 301-946-
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- msn.com.
License #219 & The Tree Care Industry of America
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008 7
IN THE NEWS
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-
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
Contact: Jim and Frankie in county
through 18 as of July 1, 2008 whales.com Watkins 301-963-6576, fjwat County Executive Isiah all new non-residential devel-
whose families have current Location: Whetstone Com- email@example.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 goneptunes.com 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 @aol.com 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
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,
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
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-
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
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 countymd.gov/dhca and click on
• $274.32 per year entitles and Walker’s Choice. by investigating the possibility Reports, then on Affordable Hous-
verizon.net or Jack Helenek 301-
entire family to use any of the of a new housing impact fee for ing Report.
NORTH CREEK 926-4077, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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-
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
WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.™
County committee and in the job fair. 202-226-JOBS.
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 @montgomerycountymd.gov
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
LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR,
STATE FARM IS THERE.® cies/PR_list.asp.
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8 FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS
IN THE 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
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
Medicaid, Insurance and Private payments accepted
To schedule a transport, homemaker or skilled
service, call 301-540-8444.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008 9
IN THE NEWS
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 md.gov/dep. 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- gomerycountymd.gov; 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. mdhomeperformance.org 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 www.mdhomeperformance.org, 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
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
IN THE 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 montgomerycountymd.gov/
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, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library, 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)
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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 (www.montgomeryvillage.com) 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 email@example.com.
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 www.montgomeryvillage.com 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 gomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/
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 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/
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-
MVF’s main number is
The general email address
• Receptionist ....................... press 0
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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- www.montgomeryvillage.com
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 friends.org) 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 (www.stfrananimal.org/ 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
Northgate lost a great
gard, McKendree I & II,
Overlea, The Points, Shadow
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.
service. name be made to Best Friends drop-off locations will be
We will be getting residents Animal Shelter (www.best distributed.
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS F RIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008 15
W HETSTONE W ATCH
Maintenance you can see
by Edwin Stennett from simple mulching to re- ing some that render pedestri- firstname.lastname@example.org 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
M IDDLE V ILLAGE V OICE
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
16 FRIDAY, A PRIL 25, 2008 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS
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
• 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 email@example.com. 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 www.mbirestaurant.com for coupons
and entertainment information
808 W. Diamond Ave.
(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
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
KNITTING FOR ALL LEVELS AND DECOUPAGE
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
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
It’s free! Fun and fitness is
available to all Village resi-
Openings Hit Champion
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-
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AT YOUR LEISURE
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 www.gaithersburgmd.gov. 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
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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
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,
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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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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MONTGOMERY VILLAGE NEWS FRIDAY , APRIL 25, 2008 29
Recent Village sales
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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
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9505 Dunbrook Ct. $285,000 Stedwick 19520 Desmet Pl. $425,000
Fairidge 20069 Doolittle St. $519,900 19629 Seneca Ridge Dr. $469,600
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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
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To determine the market value of your property, consult Ralph. Not all properties were listed or sold by Ralph Colling.
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certificate accepted by Montgomery County Department of Health.
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