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September 2021 Town Bulletin

Bulletin Archive  |  View the PDF version of this bulletin Table of Contents Town Council News News from Grove Commissions: Historic Preservation | Planning News from Grove Committees: Borders | Emergency Preparedness and Safety | Forestry & Beautification | Lake...

Housing Stock in Washington Grove as it Transitioned from Stockholder Association to Municipality and the Great Depression Yielded to World War II

The research of Robinson & Associates, Inc., in preparation of Washington Grove’s Updated and Expanded Historic District Nomination to the National Register is gratefully acknowledged.  It is the basis of the following. Washington Grove’s initiative to seek...

2021 Music Weekend

Washington Grove’s Second Annual Virtual Youth Recital Featuring – Classical guitar, cello, rock, and vocals! June 19 – Saturday morning (time to be announced on listserv) Airs on Montgomery Municipal Cable Please mark your calendars to tune in! For...

Bulk Trash Collection 06.26.21

Potomac Disposal will do a bulk trash pickup on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction by-products from your...

Woman’s Club News 06.21

Helping Kids and Helping Their Families… It’s Graduation Time at the Local Shelters On June 17th, the Club will be helping the Seneca Heights Shelter celebrate the accomplishments of all their kids and their families and friends by providing an assortment of ice cream...

Washington Grove Cares News 06.21

As the coronavirus starts its retreat, Washington Grove Cares will resume more of our previous activities, helping to build community and support neighbors in our treasured Town within a Forest. We can still arrange for help with grocery or pharmacy shopping, but...

Cicadas…They’re Back!

After 17 years awaiting their big moment, a few million of Washington Grove’s longtime residents will shortly reveal themselves. Our very own periodical cicadas last visited us with gusto in 2004. The reappearance on schedule of what is known as the brood X...

The Woman’s Club is Becoming Inclusive!

Thanks for All the Desserts for the Men’s Shelter Dinner! So many generous people in Town donated desserts for our Men’s Shelter Dinner that we were also able to share some with other shelters in the area. They were so grateful both for the treats and to know that...

Washington Grove Cares News

As a COVID-19 precaution, WGC suggests ways to avoid trips to the grocery store or pharmacy: We have a volunteer making a weekly shopping trip: MONDAY: (notify by Sun. 5 pm) Shopping at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, MOM’s or Aldi’s; text or email Caitlin Bethepu at...

Recyclable Yard Waste Collection Is Back 03.04.21

Recyclable yard waste pickup up by Potomac Disposal resumes on Thursday, March 4, 2021. 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...

Film Society Discussion 03.21.21

“Wrestle” – Discussion on March 21 “Wrestle” is an intimate coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. As they fight...

Final Bulk Leaf Collection 03.26.21

Per our contract with US Lawns, the spring 2020/21 leaf pick up must be completed by close of business on Wednesday, March 26, 2021. Residents have one final opportunity to have their spring leaves picked up by the vacuum truck. Please be mindful not to block traffic...

Washington Grove Cares March News

As a COVID-19 precaution, WGC suggests ways to avoid trips to the grocery store or pharmacy: We have a volunteer making a weekly shopping trip: MONDAY: (notify by Sun. 5 pm) Shopping at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, MOM’s or Aldi’s; text or email Caitlin Bethepu at...

Woman’s Club March News

We are Helping Out Where SNAP Leaves Off As the desperate needs of those around us continue, we are collecting some of the much-needed items that SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) doesn’t pay for: Similac – especially the blue boxes of powder Pedialyte – any flavor Diapers...

Woman’s Club February News

Congratulations to our new 2021 Officers – Liz Robertson, President; Arlene McCrehan, Vice- President; Cynthia Werts, Treasurer; Caitlin Bethepu, Recording Secretary; and Kitty Seiferlein, Corresponding Secretary. We want to thank everyone who helped make our Virtual...

Film Society Discussion 02.21.21

“Chan is Missing” — Discussion on Sunday, Feb. 21 Chan has disappeared, along with $4,000 lent to him by Jo and Steve, Chinese American cabbies in San Francisco. Determined to track him down, they hit the streets of Chinatown, interviewing those with connections...

Hooray for the Holiday Show!

The Making of Cottage Fever: A Virtually Real Holiday Show By Judy Mroczka The Accidental Producer/Writer/Director (written at the request of the Mayor to pay tribute to all who worked on the show) It takes a village to create a holiday show. In Cottage Fever, there...

Washington Grove Cares News

As a COVID-19 precaution, WGC suggests ways to avoid trips to the grocery store or pharmacy: We have a volunteer making a weekly shopping trip: MONDAY: (notify by Sun. 5 pm) Shopping at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, MOM’s or Aldi’s; text or email Caitlin Bethepu at...

Leaves Are Almost Finished 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 six (6) feet of any roadway or walkway,...

Film Society is Taking a Break

The Film Society is taking a break in December from hosting a Zoom movie discussion. We plan to return in the new year with discussions of entertaining and thought-provoking movies. We thank our loyal audience for their participation in discussions this year and...

Washington Grove Cares News

As a COVID-19 precaution, WGC suggests ways to avoid trips to the grocery store or pharmacy: We have a volunteer making a weekly shopping trip: MONDAY: (notify by Sun. 5 pm) Shopping at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, MOM’s or Aldi’s; text or email Caitlin Bethepu at...

Bulk Trash Collection Scheduled 11.07.20

Mark your calendars! The Town has scheduled a bulk trash collection for NOVEMBER 7, 2020. Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction...

New Community Listserv !

Washington Grove is moving to a new community listserv. Yahoo will be ending its support for group listservs on December 15, so Shelley Winkler and Christine Dibble, who manage the WG Yahoo Group, will move the group to a Google Groups listserv to replace it. This is...

Camp Meetings

We appreciate the research of Robinson & Associates in preparation of the Updated and Expanded Washington Grove Historic District Nomination; it forms the basis of this month’s overview of the choice of camp meeting locations and their physical arrangements. While...

Film Society Discussion 11.22.20

The Film Society: “Blindspotting” Discussion on November 22, 2020. Daveed Diggs, winner of Grammy and Tony awards for his roles in ¨Hamilton,¨ and his long-time friend, Raphael Casal, wrote and superbly co-star in “Blindspotting.” A young Black man in Oakland aims to...

Virtual Holiday Show 12.12.20

Make sure to tune in on December 12th at 7:30 PM for a livestream of Cottage Fever: A Virtually Real Holiday Show! It will be like nothing you have ever seen before! For the livestream, go to www.mmctv.org and click on Watch LIVE in the upper right-hand corner....

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 six (6) feet of any roadway or walkway,...

Washington Grove Cares (WGC) News

Coordinating Shopping Trips During the COVID 19 Epidemic Regularly Scheduled Grocery Trip: A volunteer is shopping at a regular time during the week. Please contact her to make arrangements by the preceding evening. MONDAY: (notify by Sun. 5 pm) Whole Foods, Trader...

Film Society Film Discussion 10.25.20

WG Film Society’s Ghostober Discussion Get in the mood for Halloween with the Film Society’s selection for October: The Orphanage. Atmospheric and beautifully crafted, scary but not too scary, The Orphanage may be the perfect hauntedhouse movie for Halloween....

Leaf Pickup Starting 10.31.20

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 six (6) feet of any roadway or walkway,...

Bulk Trash Collection 11.07.20

Mark your calendars! The Town has scheduled a bulk trash collection for NOVEMBER 7, 2020. Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction...

Halloween in the Grove 2020

Pumpkin Carving Contest: We’ll be carving pumpkins and leaving them on our doorsteps so people can walk around Town and see the beautiful creations! Please remember to practice social distancing, and wear masks. Prizes will be awarded for the best design! Pumpkins...

The 2020 Virtual Holiday Show 12.12.20

Mark your calendars for December 12, 7:30 p.m., when you can tune in to the 2020 Washington Grove Holiday Show! DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF IT? Musicians and singers — we are looking for you! But we are also looking for anyone who has a few hours between now and...

Film Society September Discussion 09.20.20

The timely and award-winning 2016 documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is the Film Society’s choice for September’s discussion. It is streaming at no charge across numerous platforms, including Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and Kanopy. All are welcome to view the film and...

Street Sign Project

The Street Sign Volunteers have been recognized once again for their restoration work on the Town’s historic wooden street signs. Preservation Maryland has chosen the Washington Grove Street Sign Volunteers, under the capable and energetic leadership of Susan...

Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee Forming

In recent months, many Grovers have begun the hard work of learning and thinking about racial injustice in our country and our community. Joining a movement of communities across the country making or renewing their commitments to anti-racism, we are organizing a...

Washington Grove on the Fourth of July!

2020 Virtual Fourth of July Costume Parade and Awards Ceremony Attention all Yankee Doodle Dandies! Covid-19 won’t tread on our patriotic spirit this year: we’ll be holding our annual Fourth of July costume parade this Saturday, July 4, except it will be...

Washington Grove Cares (WGC) News

Community Outreach Project Do you have a child with a box of crayons (or a virtual classroom of children with crayons)? Do you have your own box of crayons or paints? Do you have a favorite poem? To bring some cheer to older adult residents (socially isolated because...

Film Society Continues Experiment 07.26.20

In July, the Washington Grove Film Society continues our experiment in sociable but social-distanced film appreciation and discussion via Zoom. The movie for July is The Rider. Join the fun in 3 easy steps: 1. Before Sunday, July 26, enjoy watching The Rider. After a...

Trash Not Picked Up?

What do I do if my trash doesn’t get picked up? If our contractor Potomac Disposal misses your trash, please contact the Town Office 301-926-2256, or [email protected] Please don’t call Potomac Disposal directly as that can cause a duplication of...

Bulk Trash Pickup – Saturday 06.06.20

DON’T FORGET!! Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction by-products from your renovation projects, large automotive parts or...

Next Film Society – Sunday 06.28.20

WG Film Society Goes Virtual This month, the Washington Grove Film Society launches an experiment in sociable but social-distanced film appreciation. Join the fun in 3 easy steps: 1. Before Sunday, June 28, enjoy watching “Woman at War.” In daring solo...

Woman’s Club News

The Washington Grove Woman’s Club [ We Had a Successful Virtual Flower Show! ] Despite the pandemic, we were able to continue the long tradition of the spring Flower Show in a virtual format. If you have not had the chance to see it yet, the link is:...

Washington Grove Cares News

We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping well. Read about the Masker Aider Project and see a few reminders below from Washington Grove Cares (WGC). MaskerAider Project The project to sew cloth masks by town residents for Grovers who need them has been a resounding...
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