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Planning Commission News

Next meeting: Wed, April 4, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Modification to Building Permit Process The Planning Commission is changing the building permit application deadline to the 2nd Wednesday of the month prior to the PC...

Maple Lake News

Next meeting: Thursday, April 19, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Swimming Lessons Summer is coming fast! Free swimming lessons at Maple Lake will be held every weekday in July from 12-3pm! If you’re interested, please email...

Woods Committee News

Next meeting: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. The May meeting will take place on the 7th. The Woods Committee and Lake Committee are planning a joint Arbor Day workday on Saturday morning, April 21. Please...

Please Help Us Help Needy Children

It’s time for the Woman’s Club’s annual Birthday Bags and Treasure Chest Rewards Outreach Program. Once again, we’re asking for donations to fill Birthday Bags and supply the Treasure Chest with Rewards. These Birthday Bags and Treasure Chest Rewards will be...

Meet the Candidates and Town Leaders

On Sunday, May 6, six days before the Town elections, we hope to have a lively candidates forum in McCathran Hall at 3:00 P.M. Please join us! This is your chance to meet the candidates as well as officeholders not currently up for re-election. Come with your...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Washington Grove Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave, Washington Grove, Maryland. The purpose of this hearing is for public testimony regarding the Application for Local Map Amendment...

Film Society News

Last film of the season. On Sunday, March 11, at 7 PM, the Film Society will show Ida, nominated in 2015 for Oscars for best foreign film and cinematography. In post-Stalinist Poland, (1962), Anna, an orphan, is about to take vows as a nun when she learns from her...

Maple Lake News

Lake Committee Meetings Third Thursday of each month starting March 15th at 7:30 at the Town Hall. We need to plan for swim lessons, life guards, and making the lake even better for this summer. New members welcome and encouraged! Call John Hutchinson if you have any...

Final Bulk Leaf Collection

Per our contract with US Lawns, the spring 2017/18 leaf pick up must be completed by close of business on Friday, March 30, 2018. Residents have one final opportunity to have their spring leaves picked up by the vacuum truck. Please be mindful not to block traffic...

Recyclable Yard Waste Pick Up Returns

Recyclable yard waste pick up by Potomac Disposal resumes on March 1, 2018. Our trash contractor will pick up recyclable yard waste from your properly marked containers and/or large brown bags. You may also bundle your brush and tie it with twine. Bundles should be no...

Woods Committee News

Next meeting: Monday, March 5 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Our April meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 2. The Woods Committee and Lake Committee are planning a joint Arbor Day workday on Saturday morning, April 21 at 10:00...

Dog Park Work Group

The next meeting of the Dog Park Work Group will take place on MARCH 3RD at 3:30 pm in McCathran Hall. This is the final meeting of the Dog Park Work Group. The meeting is open to the public.

Street Sign Rehab Update

The volunteer street sign group, headed by Susan Van Nostrand, has completed, and Steve Werts has mounted, 40 rehabbed street signs. The signs have reflective paint and beads in the routed letters and still show Jim Fletcher’s original flora and fauna paintings....

Important Message for Washington Grove Taxpayers

Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because our residents do not have mail delivered to street addresses, this presents a challenge for the State Comptroller’s office when attributing the...

From the Mayor

Special Town Council Meeting: The continuation of the Special Meeting of the Town Council 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 Land” was...

Film Society News

Join your neighbors on Sunday, February 11, at 7 PM, for an acclaimed movie from Sweden, My Life as a Dog. Ingemar, 12, is too much for his ailing mother to handle and is sent to country relatives. To fortify himself against life’s vicissitudes, he ponders the worse...

Please, Don’t Feed the Wildlife

Acknowledging there are good, kind intentions to provide food to our ‘wild neighbor’ foxes, such actions often have negative consequences. Wild animals will become habituated to those food offerings and less wary of human presence. They will be emboldened...

Town Elections

Town elections will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 4:00-7:00 PM. 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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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....

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...

Woman’s Club News

Woman’s Club News Annual Progressive Porch Party Saturday, June 24th The evening will begin at 5:00 PM with appetizers on the porch of Mary Lou & Craig English (301 Maple Ave.). About 6:00 PM we will move to the main course on the porch of Joan Mahaffey &...

Recreation Committee News

Next Meeting: Wed., May 10, 2017; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Enter and Sign In, Please! We cannot thank Emily Cavey enough for setting up the Rec’ing Crew’s SignUpGenius site. We do often remind you that we run on volunteer power (and brain power), but...

Woman’s Club News

Get your entries ready for A Carnival of Flowers on May 21st In Washington Grove, May means the Woman’s Club’s Annual Flower Show, which this year is themed A Carnival of Flowers. You will soon be receiving more information about this always popular event, so be sure...

Town Council Recommends FY 2018 Budget

Mayor Joli McCathran presented a draft budget to the Council for their March 27, 2017 work session. Priorities include continued implementation of the 2015 Forest Stewardship Plan, additional playground equipment, increased funding for storm water control projects,...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm in McCathran Hall. The purpose of this hearing is to take public comment on proposed Ordinance No. 2017-01. This ordinance would adopt the Town Budget for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017,...

Absentee Ballots by May 3rd

An absentee ballot for Town elections on Saturday, May 13th, 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm may be requested in writing by qualified voters. A signed written request stating you will not be present to vote during the voting hours must be submitted to Meredith Horan, Chair of...

From the Mayor

Woods Committee Town Forum: The Woods Committee is hosting a meeting entitled “Forum for Saving the Woods” on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall. Please see the announcement under Woods Committee in this Bulletin for more details. This...

Woman’s Club News

Thursday evening, April 13th, at 7:00 PM is our annual Egg Filling Night at the Clubhouse. As always, we need lots of help, and many bags of small, wrapped candies (no bigger than Hershey’s kisses) to fill the eggs. Saturday, April 15th, at 12:30 PM is our annual Egg...

West Woods & Maple Lake Clean-Up Event

CELEBRATE SPRING TIME with a West Woods & Maple Lake Clean-Up Event Followed by a Pizza Party & Games on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM! Please join the Woods Committee, Lake Committee, and Recreation Committee for this combined activity in...

Recycle and Trash Pickups

Recyclable Yard Waste Pick Up Returns Recyclable yard waste pick up by Potomac Disposal resumed on March 1, 2017. Our trash contractor will pick up recyclable yard waste from your properly marked containers, large brown bags and bundled brush. Bulk Trash Pickup...

Maple Lake 2017

FIRST MEETING OF THE SEASON: Thursday, March 16, 2017; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. LAKE CLEAN UP DAY! Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:00 am to Noon (same time as the West Woods Clean-up). Rain date is Sunday April 30th at noon Details to follow in the April Town...
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