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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...

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...

Register for a CPR Class!

The Emergency Preparedness Committee is offering Washington Grove residents a community awareness CPR/AED/Choking class on Saturday April 22nd in McCathran Hall at 1PM. This 3-hour NON-CERTIFICATE class is offered to us by the Gaithersburg Washington Grove Volunteer...

Final Bulk Leaf Pick Up

Per our contract with US Lawns, the spring 2016/17 leaf pick up must be completed by close of business on Friday, March 31, 2017. Residents have one final opportunity to have their spring leaves picked up by the vacuum truck. Please be mindful not to block traffic...

Contra Dance on Saturday, February 4!

Always wondered about contra dancing or always loved it? Come join the fun: lesson at 7 pm, dancing from 7:30 to 10 pm. No experience needed! Musicians Steve Hickman(fiddle) and John Devine (guitar) will join caller DeLaura Padovan and veteran dancers and musicians of...

Leaf Pickup Facts

(1) Leaf pickup ends January 3. (2) The contractor will not remove leaf piles that include branches, brush, pruned limbs, or cut ornamental grasses. (3) Leaf pickup is made for all leaves left within six feet of any roadway or walkway, excluding Railroad Street, 2nd...

Mon. Nov. 14 Hearing for Amendment to Zoning Ordinance

Monday November 14, 7:30 p.m. — The Council will hold a public hearing in Town Hall to take comments about an amendment to the zoning ordinances. The amendment would allow as a special exception under the ordinances, charitable, religious or educations...

Volunteers needed for Wednesday evening, June 15

Volunteers needed for Wednesday evening, June 15 Seeking volunteers for Wednesday, June 15 from 6:45pm-8:45pm. SSL hours are available to volunteers. You will be taking care of children while parents/committee members attend playground committee meeting. You will also...

Yard Waste, Christmas Tree Disposal, Leaf Pickup and more

Yard Waste Collection Ends Please note that December 31, 2015, will be the last date for collection of recyclable yard waste by Potomac Disposal. This service will resume in early March. Christmas Tree Disposal Beginning in late December, Christmas trees will be...

Bulk Trash Collection Nov 14, 2015

There will be a bulk trash collection on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Potomac Disposal will NOT pick up the following: Liquids or chemicals in any form, including paint, gasoline, oil etc… NO FREON! Tires Rugs and/or padding which is not cut into three (3) foot rolls...

2015 Bulk Leaf Collection Starts

Per our contract with GREEN EARTH, leaf pickup using the big vacuum starts on Oct. 31, 2015. New and long-time residents alike are reminded of the Town contract for the removal of leaves in bulk each autumn. GREEN EARTH will make regular but unscheduled pickups of...

October 2015 Announcements

Lake Committee to Start Meeting The Lake Committee will start meeting in February 2016 for the coming season. Hutch would like to thank all the committee members for the most successful lake season he can remember and to give three cheers to NatureWorks CWA for the...

Town No Longer Accepting Cash

Effective immediately, the Town of Washington Grove will accept only checks or money orders in payment of fees for McCathran Hall rentals, all building permits, recreation programs, and donations. This is being done for security reasons. I appreciate your cooperation...

September Town Council News

Next meeting: Monday » 09.14.15 @ 7:30 p.m. in Council Room. The public is invited to attend. From the Mayor First, I must note the passing of former Mayor Donald McCathran. He was not only a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather but a wonderful...

Steve Werts Named Employee of the Year

It was a proud moment for our Town and for me to see Steve Werts receive his “Maryland Municipal Employee of the Year” award at the Maryland Municipal League Convention in Ocean City, Maryland. Steve’s award will hang proudly in McCathran Hall. Congratulations...

About the Listserv

Please note the Yahoo list serve is not used for official Town business. This is because not everyone in Town has internet or has joined the Yahoo list serve. The Yahoo list serve is not a government forum. It was developed as an informal way to communicate, share...

Instructions for Preparing Brush for Removal

All plant material from yard maintenance must be cut up and placed in either a bin labeled “Yard Waste” or in the brown yard waste bags which can be purchased at stores in the area. Plant material may also be bundled and tied with twine. Bundles may not exceed 30” in...
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