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2017 Holiday Show

As the Grove Turns A BIG Grove thank you to Judy Mroczka, Marilyn Frey and the huge group of Town volunteers for creating another blockbuster Holiday Show! The jokes were corny, the music was sweet, the acting was memorable and the topics were timely. It definitely...

From the Mayor

Planning for Bike Trails – Update Town Council members Greg Silber and Shelley Winkler and I met with J.T. Thomas, Planning Section Manager, and Patricia Shepherd, Capital Projects Manager, Bikeways Coordinator of Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation...

Dog Park Work Group

The next scheduled meeting of the Dog Park Work Group will take place on January 6th at 3:30 pm in McCathran Hall. Mark your calendars for the following 2018 meetings; Jan. 27th, Feb. 17th, and March 3rd. All meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. and are open to the...

Woman’s Club News

You’re invited to the Annual White Elephant Auction on Saturday January 20, 2018 In Washington Grove, January is White Elephant Auction time! What is a White Elephant Auction you ask? It’s a great excuse for a good time! You bring something you’re willing to part...

Film Society News

Our first movie of 2018 (Sunday, January 14, 7 PM) is Nine Queens. Deceptions pile on top of duplicities when a couple of small-time swindlers are enlisted in a big-payoff scheme involving coveted rare stamps. With quicksilver performances and sassy twists of the...

Woods Committee News

Next Meeting: Monday, February 5, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are open to the public. The Woods Committee meets on the first Monday of each month. Please join us! The East and West Woods of Washington Grove are the only municipally owned forests in...

Town Elections Will Be Here Soon

Town elections will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Any Town resident registered to vote in Montgomery County is qualified. Any qualified voter who has lived in Town for two years immediately preceding the election is eligible to run for a one-year term as Mayor....

Planning Commission News

Next meeting: Wed, December 6, 2017; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. If you are considering any renovation or building project at your house, be sure to get a copy of the procedures to apply for a Town Building Permit which will...

2017 Holiday Show

Dec. 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Plan on joining us at McCathran Hall for this year’s Holiday Show…As the Grove Turns. As always, your neighbors and friends will make up our all-star cast. Laughs will abound, we’ll have lots of music, and there will be lots of audience...

Woods Committee News

Next Meeting: TUESDAY, January 2, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are open to the public. Please join us! NOTE: we have changed our meeting because of the New Year Holiday. There will be no meeting in December. We wish all a happy holiday season and hope...

Christmas Tree Disposal & Yard Waste News

Christmas Tree Disposal Beginning in late December, Christmas trees will be picked up roadside by Town Maintenance staff. When you place your tree out for collection, please remove all tinsel, ornaments, the stand and any other metal. Recyclable Yard Waste Collection...

Leaves Are Falling

New and long-time residents alike are reminded of the Town contract for bulk leaf removal each autumn. The contractor, Green Earth, Inc., will make regular but unscheduled pickups of leaves raked or blown into windrows within 6 feet of any roadway or walkway,...

Woman’s Club News

The Washington Grove Woman’s Club looks back on 2017 and forward to 2018….. December is a quiet month for us. As we close the Clubhouse for the winter, we look back over a fun and busy year. The winter highlights were the January White Elephant Auction and the...

Town Council News – Bulletin

Next meeting: Monday, December 11, 2017; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the November meeting include: approval of Ordinance 2017-05; Zoning Text Amendment Adopting Amendments to the Washington Grove Zoning Ordinance Article...

From the Mayor…

A Special Meeting of the Town Council was held on November 27, 2017 to address the petition requesting the Mayor and Town Council “to declare as surplus parcels and sell the parcels according to the Town ‘Policy for Sale of Surplus Parcels’ the newly discovered...

Washington Grove Cares (WGC)

December holidays are coming with all their traditions, warmth and good fellowship. The holidays also bring many extra tasks—cooking and baking, decorating, shopping, etc. If you feel overwhelmed by these chores, you can look to WGC to ask for help from your...
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By Wendy E. Harris, Volunteer Associate Archivist / photo by George Paine :: News Dispatches from Other Centuries A series devoted to describing Washington Grove’s earliest days based on historic newspapers (appearing as written) and original records in the Grove’s...

From the Mayor…

November is a time when many give thanks, and I am grateful for the many volunteers in Washington Grove. My appreciation goes especially to the Town Council, Planning Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission. These volunteers really make our Town...

Notice Of Public Hearing on November 13th

The Washington Grove Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 PM in McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave. Washington Grove, MD. The purpose of this meeting is to take public comment regarding the proposed Zoning Text Amendment No. 2017-05;...

Holiday Show on December 16

Work is under way on this year’s Holiday Show! Each year is very different, and this year will be no exception. Writing the show will be a group effort, and as the theme develops, the need for actors, musicians and set personnel will evolve. If you didn’t work on the...

ZTA Ordinance 2017-05

ORDINANCE (DRAFT) Ord.#2017-05 Article VII (13.263) ZTA ADOPTING AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, ZONING, SECTION 13.263 REGARDING THE VICINITY MAP REQUIRED WITH AN APPLICATION FOR LOCAL MAP AMENDMENT Ordinances Article VII...

Halloween Events

Annual Halloween Blackthorn Ceili & Potluck Friday, October 27 at McCathran Hall Blackthorn will hold a ceili (dance) party on Friday, October 27 at McCathran Hall from 7 to 10:30 pm. Costumes are optional. Caller will be Marilyn Moore. Grovers are welcome to...

BLUESTOBER FEST IS COMING!!

BLUESTOBER FEST IS COMING!! The 9th Annual Washington Grove “BLUESTOBER FEST” is on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 6-10:00 pm. Please come out and enjoy a fun musical gathering with family and friends as we celebrate the autumn season with the acoustic sounds of Jay...

Dog Park / Bulk Trash Collection

General Information Dog Park Work Group The Dog Park Work Group has the following dates scheduled for their meetings: October 7; October 28; and November 18. All meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Bulk Trash Collection...

WASHINGTON GROVE CARES!

WASHINGTON GROVE CARES! Washington Grove residents have been responding to a variety of needs using the Washington Grove Cares (WGC) website (washingtongrovecares.org). Recent examples include providing meals for families under stress, occasional dog walking, and...

Master Plan Update

Master Plan Update: Groups are forming to work on items for the 2019 Town of Washington Grove Master Plan. Some items which need review include Lighting, McCathran Hall, Walkways, Parks, Historic Character, Forest Conservation, Stormwater Management and others. If you...
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By Patricia Patula, Town Archivist / photo by George Paine :: News Dispatches from Other Centuries A series devoted to describing Washington Grove’s earliest days based on historic newspapers (appearing as written) and original records in the Grove’s archives....

From the Mayor…

Communication Clarification: If you wish to communicate directly to the Town, you may call or send an e-mail to the Mayor or/and Town Council members directly. Another option is to contact Town Clerk Kathy Lehman in the Town Office and request the Clerk to forward...
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By Gail Littlefield, HPC member / photo by George Paine :: Hey, what’s the big deal about our street signs? Did you know our brown wood street signs with white letters, on wood posts, found at intersections throughout the Town, are a rare and endangered species?...

New Town Directories

The 2017 to 2019 Washington Grove Directory is available for purchase. Once again, the price will be $3 each or two for $5. Call Marilynn Frey 301-926-0867 or the Town Office 301-926-2256.

Woman’s Club News

Preparing for Our Fall Community Outreach Events and the Annual Potluck Supper As summer begins winding down, we are already looking forward to fall. We are again collecting winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves drive to help keep the children of Washington Grove...

Woods Committee News

Next Meeting: Monday, August 7, 2017; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are open to the public. Please join us! Because of the Labor Day holiday in September, we have moved our September meeting to Tuesday evening, September 5. “The Town’s Forest Preserves serve...

Dog Park Task Force Formed

At the July meeting of the Town Council, Resolution 2017-04, “Resolution Regarding Establishing a Public Dog Park Facility on Town Property” was voted upon favorably. This resolution results in acting favorably upon the petition submitted to the Town in June 12, 2017....
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By Patricia Patula, Town Archivist / photo by George Paine :: News Dispatches from Other Centuries A series devoted to describing Washington Grove’s earliest days based on historic newspapers (appearing as written) and original records in the Grove’s archives....

Tragic Event at Maple Lake

The Town is devastated by the tragic event at Maple Lake. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family of the victim. Town authorities are continuing to cooperate with the investigators of this incident. I must send out gratitude to our life guards Haley McClelland,...

Maple Lake News

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 20, 2017; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE Goldfish 2:00 – 2:30 Sharks 2:30 – 3:15 Dolphins 3:15 – 4:00 Stingrays 4:15 – 5:00 Starfish 5:00 –...

Woman’s Club News

July 13th Wildlife talk by Dr.Patty Klein Kids…bring your parents! One of the many joys of living in Washington Grove is that we have our very own wildlife veterinarian! And at our Thursday, July 13th meeting, Dr. Patty is going to tell us about working with that...

Woods Committee Meeting Rescheduled

Next Meeting: Monday, July 17, 2017; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are open to the public. Please join us! The Woods Committee has rescheduled our monthly meeting from July 3 to Monday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Room due to the July 4th...
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