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Sustainability Group Mtg 04.27.21

Next meeting: April 27, 2021, 7:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3440199688 Meeting ID: 344 019 9688 One tap mobile +13017158592,3440199688# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington...

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...

MCDOT Bikeway Connection Study

The second public presentation by the Washington Grove Connector – Crabbs Branch Extension study being conducted by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation was held by Zoom on February 17th. Impacts and cost estimates were discussed for the several routes...

Sustainability Group Mtg 03.23.21

Next meeting of the Sustainability Group is March 23, 7:30 PM. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3440199688 Save $$ and the Environment: Make the Switch to Renewable Electricity You can do something about climate change. The Maryland Electric Choice program makes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

2020 Census – It’s Time to Respond!

Being counted in the Census is IMPORTANT. Census data is the critical resource for the allocation of resources in the US. Census data guides how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year. During the current pandemic,...

Census 2020 / Census Day 04.01.20

Everyone Counts in Washington Grove – Census Day is April 1st, and the 2020 Census is easy. The questions from the Census Bureau are simple: How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2020? Were there any...

Washington Grove Cares

WGC wishes everyone the best in 2020. If your New Year’s resolutions, despite your good intentions, leave you quaking at the unimaginable work of decluttering or redecorating, or disheartened by the challenge of learning to ice skate or speak Spanish, or...

Sip & Knit Night!

The Washington Grove Recreation Committee is planning to host a Sip and Knit night this winter with a fantastic local knitting teacher. Susan is excellent at fixing mistakes, helping folks start projects, finish projects, learn new stitches, and working with new...

Kudos to these Grovers

Many thanks to Lawren and Richard Lankford, Eric Selby, the musicians, Master Griller Ted Yachup, the many who helped set-up and clean-up, Rec. Committee Co-chair Emily Cavey and, last but not least, Co-chair Missy Yachup for making BluestoberFest a huge success!...

P3 Program Update

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration I-495 & I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program continues working to relieve the National Capital Region’s traffic congestion. To learn more, go to 495-270-p3.com/p-3...

Washington Grove Cares – Thanks

Thanks to Mary Blake and her co-presenter, William Kellibrew for leading a stimulating discussion of trauma and trauma-informed care. And thanks to our Washington Grove neighbors for attending and participating in this important discussion. A list of relevant...

Washington Grove Cares News

Thanks to Ryan Young for his stimulating talk, (in June) on the origins of lymphoma, part of our series, What’s My Line? Grovers Revealed. And thanks to all the Grovers who turned out for his presentation. Stay tuned for announcements about future talks by town...

Washington Grove Cares News

WGC invites everyone to another stimulating and timely talk in our series, What’s My Line? Grovers Revealed, highlighting our neighbors’ areas of expertise and passions. On Sunday, June 2, at 3 PM in McCathran Hall, Dr. Ryan Young (Ph.D. in Biochemistry)...

Planning Notes of Interest

(from Mayor John Compton) Guiding Montgomery County into the Future: the General Plan to be Updated. Thrive Montgomery 2050 – the update to the County’s General Plan – has begun. This effort will lead to a new policy document that will guide the...

Summer In The Parks

It’s that time of year when the Town of Washington Grove announces plans for yet another exciting July full of fun and adventure! For decades, Washington Grove’s SITP program has been a unique, unparalleled camp for children to spend their summer in a...

Washington Grove Cares

Washington Grove Cares has coordinated meals and rides for residents in recent weeks. If you’re going through a rough patch or would like some skilled help from a neighbor, don’t be shy. Give us a call at 240-813-3316, drop us a line at...

Important Message for Washington Grove Taxpayers

Maryland State Income Tax Washington Grove Subdivision Code: 1612 Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because most residents do not have mail delivered to street addresses, this presents a...

Woman’s Club News

Project Linus For those who like to knit, crochet or work with fabric, this year we’re participating in Project Linus. From time to time, we’ll have get togethers at the Clubhouse, where we’ll work on no-sew fleece throws to help give some security,...

Washington Grove Cares

Washington Grove Cares has coordinated meals and rides for residents in recent weeks. If you’re going through a rough patch or would like some skilled help from a neighbor, don’t be shy. Give us a call at 240-813-3316, drop us a line at...

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

MD DOT continues its I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study to evaluate congestion relief options. They released their February Newsletter, in which 7 alternative solutions have now been selected for further study (from an original 15). This Spring 2019 the public...

Street Sign Rehabilitation Team

The street sign rehabilitation team, under the able leadership of Susan Van Nostrand, continues to soldier on – in residents’ homes and workshops, and in welcoming camaraderie around Susan’s kitchen table. To date, 145 signs have undergone the...

Washington Grove Taxpayers

Maryland State Income Tax Washington Grove Subdivision Code: 1612 Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because most residents do not have mail delivered to street addresses, this presents a...

Washington Grove Cares Speaker

Wildfires are an ever-growing threat to life and property in the U.S., particularly in the West. On Sunday, February 3, at 3 pm, Don Henninger will present “Some Thoughts on Wildfires: Smokey the Bear vs. Hank Williams.” As the second speaker in...

Cleaning Person Needed

The Town is looking for a person to clean McCathran Hall. This is a pretty good part-time job for a responsible person in Town year round. The job takes 3 – 4 hours per week, usually done in the late afternoon or evening. The Town provides cleaning supplies and...

Washington Grove Cares News

Thanks to all the Grovers who joined us on November 4 for Jeff McCrehan’s talk on the state of U.S. journalism (co-sponsored by WGC and the Woman’s Club). We had a great crowd to listen to Jeff’s take on this important topic, including a lively give...

Cleaning Person Needed

The Town is looking for a person to clean McCathran Hall. The job takes 3 – 4 hours per week, usually done in the late afternoon or evening. The Town provides cleaning supplies and equipment. Interested parties should contact the Town Office at 301-926-2256 or...

Montgomery Municipal Cable Survey

The Town is a participating member of Montgomery Municipal Cable (MMC), a nonprofit organization that operates a cable station on behalf of municipalities in Montgomery County (Channel 16 on Verizon and Comcast). MMC also provides a streaming archive of its programs,...

Washington Grove Cares

Because Wikispaces is closing down, our Town’s shared wisdom about local professionals and tradespeople and restaurants had to be moved. Washington Grove Cares has made these recommendation lists easily accessible to all on its website at...

WASHINGTON GROVE CARES!

Washington Grove Cares (WGC) is sponsoring a cross-generational Musical Petting Zoo at Summer In The Parks (SITP) on Friday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Musical Petting Zoo will give the kids a brief introduction to each instrument and the hands-on...

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

Public workshop in Clarksburg July 17 This study is part of the MDOT “Traffic Relief Plan” evaluating improvements in the I-495 and I-270 corridors. The website is www.495-270-P3.com and the new project newsletter can be accessed here...

Washington Grove Cares!

Calling All Musicians! And Owners of Instruments from Near and Far! Washington Grove Cares is sponsoring a cross-generational Musical Petting Zoo at Summer In The Parks on Friday, July 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A musical petting zoo allows kids to hear and...
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