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Labor (Day) of Love

It is with sadness that we announce that Craig English has decided that this is to be his last year as Chairman of the Washington Grove Labor Day weekend activities. Craig started chairing the traditional events AND actually created the now-famous Triathlon 35 years...

Woman’s Club News

Thanks for a successful fundraiser Once again, Washington Grove has proved itself to be the Little Town with a Big Heart! Our September Pot Luck Supper and Auctions raised over $2,000 for a Field Trip Fund to ensure that the neediest children at Washington Grove...

The Holiday Show Needs You!

Come one, come all, to McCathran Hall! An introductory meeting for the 2018 Washington Grove Holiday Show will take place on Sunday, October 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. If you are interested in participating in any way — as an actor, singer, musician or dancer, as a...

FREE PiYo Class…Get Fit….Have Fun!

October 19th at 7pm in McCathran Hall, there will be a free sample PiYo class. PiYo is a fast-paced, low impact fitness class that combines practices of pilates and yoga to help build strength, improve flexibility, lose weight and have fun doing it. Come try it out...

Streetlight Committee to Form …. Again!

Our old streetlight fixtures and bulbs are slipping into obsolescence. A Streetlight Committee will advise the Council on alternatives to our current fixtures. For more information about this group, please contact Darrell Anderson at 301-963-8555 or...

Let There Be More Dancing!

Youth dance class starting at 12 years old and up. We start the class with a good stretch, and do a mix of ballet, modern and jazz. The class also does a couple of Zumba dances each week, and we typically perform twice a year. Class is tentatively scheduled for...

Halloween Party and Trick or Treat!

Let’s try something new this year! Trick or treating in Town will take place on October 31 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A N D there will be a fire pit, s’mores and apple cider for kids and adults outside the Town Hall from 7-9:00 PM. We will also have music inside the...

West Woods Workday Saturday 11.10

Saturday, November 10th we will have a Volunteer Work Day in the West Woods focusing on the identification of native plants such as spicebush and blackhaw viburnum and the manual removal of competing non-native invasive plants such as Japanese barberry and bush...

Taylor Made Squares

Mark your calendars! Betsy and Al Taylor, callers for Taylor Made Squares, are happy to announce we have scheduled a series of dances on the First and Third Mondays. Please join us on the following dates: October 1, October 15, November 5 and November 19. We will be...

Town Council Mtg + News

Next meeting: Monday, September 10, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the August meeting include: acceptance of McCathran Hall stand-by generator proposal from Generating Power, LLC. enactment of Ordinance 2018-04; Zoning...

WC Pot Luck Supper + Auctions

Our Pot Luck Supper, Auctions, and Other Community Outreach Programs September 21st Pot Luck Supper and Auctions at McCathran Hall This year’s Annual Pot Luck Supper will be a very special event! As part of our support for the Washington Grove Elementary School, in...

Town Council News

Next meeting: Monday, August 13, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the July meeting included: deferred action and continued public hearings on Ordinance 2018-04 and Ordinance 2018-05. approval of the installation of two...

Maple Lake News

Next meeting: Thursday, August 16, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Combo Changed… The lake gate combination changed on July 26th because too many outsiders have discovered the combo. This does not affect the outer gate...

Join the Fun – Labor Day Weekend 2018

Athletic Competitions for All Ages • Sat., Sun. & Mon., Sept. 1, 2, & 3 2018 Labor Day Weekend Saturday September 1st 10 AM – 1 PM Field Events – Athletic Field, Grove Road Six contests for kids and adults of all ages. Registration begins...

WC – Pot Luck Supper & We Did it Again!

Woman’s Club Pot Luck Supper in September This year’s September 21st Pot Luck Supper is going to be a very special event! As part of our support for the Washington Grove Elementary School, we will be holding two fun auctions to raise money for a Field Trip Fund...

July 4th KUDOS!!

With over 150 people in attendance, the Muskrat Band turning 50, our 1st Annual Sabrage Event, and a mercifully short speech by Mayor Compton, a good time was had by all. Many thanks to all the Rec. Committee volunteers and patriotic garbed revelers who made our July...

Sunday Noise Reminder

Per Article 1, Section 7. Operation of Power Mowers, Etc. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a power mower, chain saw, or other power equipment on Sundays before the hour of 12:00 Noon, except that electrically powered tools may be operated within a...

Ordinance 2018-04 Public Hearing

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall. The purpose of this hearing is for public testimony regarding Ordinance No. 2018-04 with proposed amendments to the Washington Grove Zoning Ordinance to modify special...

Ordinance 2018-05 Public Hearing

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall. The purpose of this hearing is for public testimony regarding Ordinance No. 2018-05 with proposed amendments to Article IV, Building Permit Regulations, to modify and...

Maple Lake News

Next meeting: Thursday, July 19, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Party Permits Summer is just around the corner! Maple Lake is a great venue for your party, wedding, or other assemblage. Just follow the link...

Woman’s Club News

Everyone’s invited to come Meet the Greyhounds on July 19th, 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse The Woman’s Club always likes to do something a little different and a lot special for our July meeting, and this year we’ve invited Barbara Hansen and her greyhounds to tell us...

TOWN COUNCIL NEWS

Next meeting: Monday, July 9, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the Special TC meeting June 27 included: passed Resolution 2018-08; Call for Humane and Sensible Immigration Policies. Copy available on request. Actions at...

Woman’s Club Community Outreach Continues

Community Outreach is an important part of our Club, and this year, we’re adding a call for help from the Interfaith Works Clothing Center for children’s new underpants for boys and girls, from toddlers to teens. Their rules prohibit them from giving out second-hand...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance 2018-02

The Washington Grove Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave, Washington Grove, Maryland. The purpose of this hearing is to take public comment on proposed Ordinance 2018-02. This ordinance would...

Music Weekend is Coming!

Sweet Yonder Guts. Glory. Soul. All-women bluegrass band Friday, June 15, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. At the Gazebo, Zoe Wadsworth Park Pizza and snow cones provided! BYOB!! Youth Recital and Reception Come enjoy Washington Grove’s rising stars! Saturday, June 16, 10 – 11:30...

Maple Lake News

Next meeting: Thursday, June 21, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Party Permits Summer is just around the corner! Maple Lake is a great venue for your party, wedding, or other assemblage. Just follow the link...

Town Council News

Next meeting: Monday, June 11, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the May meeting included: approval of Ordinance 2018-03; Adopting Town Budget and Tax Rate for FY 2019. introduction of Ordinance 2018-04; A Zoning Text...

Thank You to the Audit Committee!

(From Mary Challstrom, Treasurer, Mayor John Compton (2018-19), Mayor Joli McCathran (2014-18) Just a note to clarify responsibilities of the Audit Committee as described at the annual Town Meeting. Members of the Committee, on a rotating basis, open and reconcile the...

Town Meeting Adopts FY 2019 Budget and Tax Rate

The property tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will increase to the constant yield rate of $0.262/$100 assessed valuation. The dwelling unit charge, tied to the cost of trash and recycling collection, will rise to $130 per dwelling per year, to reflect the...

2018 ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Election Results.pdf Chairman of the Board of Election Supervisors Meredith Horan reported the results of the Town election at the Annual Meeting on May 12, 2018. 198 ballots were cast, including 31 absentee ballots. Mayor: John Compton 106 votes Joli McCathran...

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...

Woods Committee News

Next meeting: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Our June meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 4. The joint Woods Committee and Lake Committee workday on Saturday morning, April 21 was a huge success! Close to 30...

Maple Lake Meeting

Next meeting: Thursday, May 10, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Party Permits Summer is just around the corner! Maple Lake is a great venue for your party, wedding, or other assemblage. Just follow the link...

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. This year there are four Council seats open: two three-year terms, one two-year term and one one-year term. Absentee ballots are...

Town Council Recommends FY 2019 Budget

Mayor Joli McCathran presented a draft budget to the Council for their March 26, 2018 work session. Priorities include continued implementation of the 2015 Forest Stewardship Plan, McCathran Hall foundation repairs, road resurfacing, restoration of walkways, and...

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...

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...
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