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April Coming Events Calendar

(All meetings via ZOOM Conference) April 5 » Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM April 7 » Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM April 12 » Nominations for Mayor & Town Council Due April 12 » Town Council Meeting...

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...

Lake Committee Mtg 04.15.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85028224870?pwd=ZURLeDU1a0JYTkJXT2lZNU94ZEJyQT09 By phone: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 850 2822 4870 Passcode: 506893 Find your local number:...

Annual Maple Lake Cleanup 04.24.21

Maple Lake Cleanup: The annual cleanup will be on Saturday, April 24th at 10 AM. Please join in and bring your leaf rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow if you have one. Rain date is Sunday, April 25th at Noon. Call John Hutchinson at 240-997-5820 for details or...

Film Society Discussion 05.02.21

“Graduation” – Discussion on Sunday, May 2 An earnest doctor, disgusted by corruption in post-Communist Romania, resolves that his daughter will escape to a better life via a scholarship to a British university. Events threaten to derail his dreams for her, resulting...

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 challenge for the State...

Elderly Individual/Military Retiree Tax Credit

For property owners aged 65 and over who either (1) have owned and lived in their home for the last 40 consecutive years, OR (2) are retired from one of the United States Armed Forces including military reserves, the National Guard, and the uniformed corps of the...

Town Bulletin April 2021

[ Bulletin Archive ] Town Council News… Next meeting: Monday, April 12, 2021; 7:30pm The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592 Meeting ID:...

March Coming Events Calendar

March 1 »  Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM March 3 »  Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM March 8 »  Town Council Meeting 7:30 pm ZOOM March 10 »  Building Permit Submission Deadline 7:30 pm ZOOM March...

Annual Town Elections 05.08.21

The Election is May 8: vote-by-mail and absentee ballots will be available beginning April 19. *See [ https://washingtongrovemd.org/government/government-overview/elections/ ] for more information Offices open: Mayor (one year-term) Town Council (three year-terms, two...

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...

Elderly Individual/Military Retiree Tax Credit

For property owners aged 65 and over who either… (1) have owned and lived in their home for the last 40 consecutive years, OR (2) are retired from one of the United States Armed Forces including military reserves, the National Guard, and the uniformed corps of...

Lake Committee Mtg 03.18.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference Maple Lake Cleanup: The annual cleanup will be on Saturday, April 24th at 10 AM. Please join in and bring your leaf rake, shovel, and wheelbarrow if you have one. Rain date is Sunday, April 25th...

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...

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...

Especially Unwelcome Graffiti

Certainly, all of us agree that messages and defacement of public property of any kind are unacceptable in Washington Grove. Graffiti in the form of a racial epithet was recently discovered spray painted on Washington Grove lane. It has since been obliterated. However...

Town Bulletin March 2021

[ Bulletin Archive ] Town Council News… Next meeting: Monday, March 8, 2021; 7:30pm The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592 Meeting ID:...

February Coming Events Calendar

(All meetings via ZOOM Conference) February 1 »  Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM February 3 »  Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM February 8 »  Town Council Meeting 7:30 pm ZOOM February 10 »  Building Permit...

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...

Another Speed Hump Under Consideration

After hearing complaints about speeding on lower Ridge Road, the Mayor and Council are considering the installation of a new speed hump on the hill on lower Ridge Road. What do you think? To voice your opinion, please contact the Mayor and/or a Council member or send...

Tennis Court Reminder

Residents are reminded that our tennis courts are to be used for playing tennis, not for a dog exercise area or a very large chalk board. Dogs and clay courts don’t mix. Allowing dogs to run on the clay leaves an awful mess for Town Maintenance to clean up. Chalk on...

Lake Committee Mtg 02.18.21

Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, 7:30 pm Via ZOOM Video Conference It may be too early to think about swimming in the Lake and planning for Lifeguards & Swim Instructors, but we can get together and discuss some general plans for the summer (and watch for...

Racial Equity Mtg 02.21.21

Next meeting: Sunday, February 21, 2021; 2:00 p.m. All are welcome! Folks who would like to attend should email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. And more information on how to join the committee, our goals, past meeting minutes, and historical resources...

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...

Town Bulletin February 2021

[ Bulletin Archive ] Town Council News… Next meeting: Monday, February 8, 2021; 7:30pm The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592 Meeting...

January Coming Events Calendar

(All meetings via ZOOM Conference) January 4 » Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM January 6 » Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM January 11 » Town Council Meeting 7:30 pm ZOOM January 13 » Building Permit...

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...

Maryland State Income Tax Subdivision Code 1612

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 challenge for the State...

Town Elections…Only 4 Months Away!

Let’s bring talk of elections back into the news! In Washington Grove election day will be Saturday, May 8. Nominations close April 12. Open this year will be the Mayor’s office, a one-year term; and two Council seats with three-year terms. Irregularity-free and, for...

Leaf Collection, Yard Waste & Xmas Tree Disposal

Leaf Collection finished on January 4, 2021 Our bulk leaf collection is finished until early spring when the contractor will return for some clean-up. If you still have leaves that the crew missed, please call the Town Office and report it. Recyclable Yard Waste...

Town Bulletin January 2021

[ Bulletin Archive ] Town Council News… Next meeting: Monday, January 11, 2021; 7:00pm The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592 Meeting...

December Coming Events Calendar

(All meetings via ZOOM Conference) December 2 »  Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM December 7 »  Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM December 9 »  Building Permit Submission Deadline 7:30 pm ZOOM December 12 » ...

Town Council Mtg 12.14.20

Next meeting: Monday, December 14, 2020; 7:30pm The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 297 850 640 Password: 074385 Actions at...

Yard Waste, Xmas Trees & Other

Recyclable Yard Waste Collection Ends Please note that THURSDAY December 31, 2020 will be the last date for collection of recyclable yard waste by Potomac Disposal this year. This service will resume in early March. Christmas Tree Disposal Beginning in late December,...

July 4th & Halloween Videos

July 4th Parade Video I would very much like to upload the July 4th parade onto YouTube as well, but I want to allow people time to pull out of the video if you do not want to be on YouTube. The link will be an unlisted link which means that a search on YouTube will...

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...

Town Bulletin December 2020

[ Bulletin Archive ] Town Council News… Next meeting: Monday, December 14, 2020; 7:30pm The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592 Meeting...

Trash Pickup Schedule Change!

Because of the conflict with our refuse collection day and the Thanksgiving holiday, the regular refuse collection will take place on WEDNESDAY, November 25, 2020. Please make a note of this. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

November Coming Events Calendar

(All meetings via ZOOM Conference) November 2 »  Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM November 4 »  Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM November 5 »  Swing Time Big Band Rehearsal 6:30 pm Outside Town Hall November...

Yard Signs, Political and Other

In this political season it is not unusual to see signs of support for candidates in many yards. Residents are reminded that such signs should only be displayed on private property per Article VII, Section 6.3 (a). “Signs are permitted in each zone subject to the...

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....

Town Bulletin November 2020

[ Bulletin Archive ] Town Council News… Next meeting: Monday, November 9, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09 Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592...

October 2020 – Coming Events Calendar

(All meetings via ZOOM Conference) October 5  » Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM October 6  » Stormwater Management 7:30 pm ZOOM October 7  » Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM October 12  » Town Council...

Trees in the Grove – Hickories

Trees in the Grove – Hickories – Hickories are native trees important to wildlife and to humans well before the arrival of Europeans. One hickory, the pecan tree (Carya illinoensis), is one of the few commercially significant sources of food that is native...

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...

Where do I vote?

McCathran Hall is not our in-person voting place in November. Instead… In-Person voting on November 3: You may go to Gaithersburg High School or any of 28 Election Day Vote Centers. For Early Voting October 26 thru November 2: There will be 11 Early Voting Centers in...

Mayor’s Kudos – Kathy Evans

In August, the Washington Grove Town Council and Mayor approved distributing an appeal to the Town by email asking for donations to the Capital Area Food Bank. The action was spearheaded by Kathie Evans. This effort collected $7,600.00 for the food bank. Thank you,...

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...

Managed Deer Hunt

The volunteer Bow Hunter Firefighters of Maryland (BHFFMD) continues a Town-approved managed deer hunt in the East and West Woods. The 2020-21 Maryland archery deer hunting season began, September 11, 2020 and extends until, January 30, 2021. The BHFFMD harvested two...
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