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May 2019 – Coming Events Calendar

[ Events and Recreation News ] May 1 2019 »  Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. Council Room May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2019 »  Youth Dance Class 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Town Hall May 4 2019 »  Mindfulness & Meditation 11:00 a.m....

Film Society News

Former resident Adam Booher will be returning to the Grove for a special presentation of his recently released documentary film, Give Us This Day. Following the lives of three (3) police officers and three (3) residents, the film depicts the gritty reality and hopes...

Woods Committee Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Monday, May 6, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month. Our June meeting will be Monday, June 3rd. All are welcome to attend. The Woods and Maple Lake Committees held our annual joint spring clean-up in the West...

Town Council Mtg + News

Next meeting: Monday, May 20, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. This meeting is the organizational meeting for the Mayor and Council. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the April meeting include: Introduction of Ordinance 2019-05; FY 2020 Budget Approval...

Bulk Trash Pickup Saturday, June 15, 2019

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 tires. Items should not...

Maple Lake Lifeguards Needed

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 20, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Old Council Room. This is the first meeting of the new season. All are welcome to attend! Lake Committee Meetings are on the Third Thursday of the month (except for May when Hutch will be away). We need to plan...

Recycling Change Effective Immediately!!

Because of China’s refusal to accept material from the U.S. or any other world markets, we must STOP mixing paper with our other recyclables. Residents are asked to separate the cardboard/mixed paper from the glass, plastic, aluminum and tin. Our Contractor uses...

Town Bulletin May 2019

[ Bulletin Archive ] TOWN COUNCIL NEWS Next meeting: Monday, May 20, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. This meeting is the organizational meeting for the Mayor and Council. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the April meeting include: Introduction of...

April 2019 – Coming Events Calendar

[ Events and Recreation News ] April 1 2019 »  Woods Committee 7:30 p.m. Council Room April 1, 15 2019 »  Square Dance 7:30 p.m. Town Hall April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2019 »  Yoga 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Town Hall April 3...

Maple Lake News

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 17, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Old Council Room. This is the first meeting of the new season. All are welcome to attend! Maple Lake Cleanup: The annual cleanup will be on Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM. This is a joint project with the Woods...

Annual Egg Hunt & Egg Filling Night

Please join us for our Annual Egg Filling and Hunting! Thursday evening, April 18th, at 7:00 PM is our annual Egg Filling Night at the Clubhouse, and as always, we need lots of help, and many bags of small, wrapped candies (no bigger than Hershey’s kisses) to go...

Meet the Candidates

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 one week 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...

Town Elections May 11

Election Day will be Saturday, May 11 this year, and will be followed by the annual Town Meeting. The office of Mayor and two Council seats will be open. NOMINATIONS CLOSE APRIL 8! Written nominations require the consent of the nominee and endorsement signatures from...

Bulk Trash Pickup » Saturday June 15

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 tires. Items should not...

Town Bulletin April 2019

[ Bulletin Archive ] TOWN COUNCIL NEWS Next meeting: Monday, April 8, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the March meeting include: Approval of Ord. (ZTA) 2019-01; Adopting Amendments to the Washington Grove Zoning...

Register Your Dog For The Dog Park!

Register Your Dog: Dog Park Registration/Application Form pdf Please print the form, complete and sign it, and deliver it to Mary Warfield by hand or snail mail. Once processed, you will receive a dog tag as acknowledgment that your dog is registered to use the Grove...

March 2019 – Coming Events Calendar

[ Events and Recreation News ] March 4, 2019 »  Woods Committee 7:30 p.m. McCathran Hall March 4, 2019 »  Square Dancing 7:30 p.m. McCathran Hall March 5, 2019 »  UMC Pancake and Sausage dinner 6:00 Methodist Church...

St. Patrick’s Day Ceili

Invitation To A St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Friday, March 8 What is a Ceili? Come and find out at McCathran Hall from 7 – 10:30 on Friday, March 8. Get an early start in celebrating with the Blackthorn Ceili Dancers. Try out those dance steps while listening...

Film Society – The Straight Story

On March 10, join us for The Straight Story. A creaky Midwesterner undertakes a road trip on his lawn tractor to visit his estranged and ill brother. Richard Farnsworth is indelible as 73-year old Alvin Straight, whose real-life journey inspired this warm and gentle...

Town Council News + Mtg

Next meeting: Monday, March 11, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the February meeting include: Approval of the Mayor’s appointments to the Board of Elections Supervisors; Margo Cavenagh, Joe Clark, and Nick Suzich....

Summer In The Parks 2019

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...

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...

Joining the Woman’s Club is Easy

Joining the Woman’s Club is Easy The Woman’s Club dues are a modest $15 per year and can be paid at any event, or by sending a check to The Woman’s Club of Washington Grove, to PO Box 354, Washington Grove, MD 20880. These dues make it possible for...

Woman’s Club – Project Linus

For those who like to knit, crochet or work with fabric, this year we’re supporting Project Linus. We’ll be making fleece, knitted or crocheted throws and blankets to help give some security, warmth and comfort to children in foster care or who are...

Film Society – Special Free Viewing

On Sunday, March 24, at 7:00 PM, we invite you to a special free viewing opportunity when we present the award-winning documentary, Where Slavery Died Hard: The Forgotten History of Ulster County and the Shawangunk Mountain Region, co-authored by WG resident and HPC...

Town Elections in May

Town Election Day is Saturday, May 11, this year. Two Council seats, three-year terms, will be open. The Mayor’s office is open every year. Candidates for Council must have lived in Town for at least one year. Candidates for Mayor must have lived in Town for 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...

Dancing in WG

Youth Dance Class Youth dance class starting for 12 years old and up. Classes are Fridays at 5:30 PM. All levels of dance welcome. $7 a class. Call or text Samantha Beres for more info: 515-450-9167. Square Dancing Resumes Betsy and Al Taylor, Callers for Taylor Made...

Yard Waste & Leaf Collection

Final Bulk Leaf Collection Per our contract with US Lawns, the spring 2018/19 leaf pick up must be completed by close of business on Friday, March 29, 2019. Residents have one final opportunity to have their spring leaves picked up by the vacuum truck. Please be...

Town Bulletin March 2019

[ Bulletin Archive ] TOWN COUNCIL NEWS Next meeting: Monday, March 11, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the February meeting include: Approval of the Mayor’s appointments to the Board of Elections Supervisors;...

Film Society – Tulpan – Sunday 02.10

Film Society – Sunday February 10th Take your mind off the wintry weather outside your window and come to see the latest Film Society movie, Tulpan, which takes place on the harshly beautiful Kazakhstan steppe. Asa, a shepherd, must find a wife before he can...

Town Council Mtg + Awarded Contracts

Next meeting: Monday, February 11, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the January meeting include: Awarded road resurfacing contract to M.T. Laney ($22,410) and A.B. Veirs (29,181). Awarded McCathran Hall Floor Beam...

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...

Town Bulletin February 2019

[ Bulletin Archive ] TOWN COUNCIL NEWS Next meeting: Monday, February 11, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the January meeting include: Awarded road resurfacing contract to M.T. Laney ($22,410) and A.B. Veirs (29,181)....

Woods Committee Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Monday, January 7, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month. The February meeting will be on the 4th. All are welcome to attend. The Woods Committee wishes you all a very Happy New Year. We hope you will have many...

Next Film Society – Sun. 01.13

The first movie of 2019 will be Two Days, One Night, to be shown on January 13, at 7 PM in McCathran Hall. Acclaimed French actress Marion Cotillard plays Sandra, a Belgian factory worker who must persuade her co-workers to forfeit their bonuses to save her own job....

Flooding In Morgan Park

The recent flooding in Morgan Park and on Railroad Street was of great concern to many of us. Mayor Compton contacted the County, and on Wednesday a DOT crew cleared out the culvert under Railroad Street (and also the CSX drainage tunnel downstream). The heavy rains...

Streetlevel Cellular Antennas

New cellular technology utilizing local antennas can significantly improve wireless access to the Internet in residential areas. In the Grove, placing compact antennas at streetlevel in our neighborhood would reduce blind spots and increase bandwidth and transmission...

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...

Town Bulletin January 2019

[ Bulletin Archive ] TOWN COUNCIL NEWS Next meeting: Monday, January 14, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the December meeting included: acceptance of the Audit Report Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2018. A hard copy of the...

Woods Committee News

Next Meeting: Monday, December 3, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The January meeting will be on the 7th. All are welcome to attend. Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month. The Woods Committee sponsored an Informational Meeting for Town residents on...

Woman’s Club News

Woman’s Club News… The Washington Grove Woman’s Club looks back on 2018 and forward to 2019 Closing the Clubhouse for the winter is always a time to look back and look forward. And what a wonderful year of Town events and outreach programs it was!...

Elections

Residents new and old are reminded that Washington Grove is an incorporated municipality governed by its citizens on a volunteer basis. The office of Mayor and at least two of the six Town Council seats are open each year. Any Town resident who is a qualified voter...

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...

Town Bulletin December 2018

[ Bulletin Archive ] TOWN COUNCIL NEWS TO CATCH UP ON ALL TOWN COUNCIL ACTIVITY, INCLUDING NOVEMBER MINUTES (DRAFT AND UNAPPROVED), AND THE LATEST TOWN COUNCILOR REPORTS, e.g TC Minutes (unapproved draft) – November 2018. Next meeting: Monday, December 10, 2018;...

Next Film Society – Sun. 11.11

Our second movie of the season, The Spirit of the Beehive, will be shown on November 11, 7 PM in McCathran Hall. A seven-year old girl in a village in Spain drifts into a fantasy world after watching the movie Frankenstein. It’s 1940, and everyone around her is...

Refuse Collection Change

Because of the conflict with our refuse collection day and the Thanksgiving holiday, the collection that week will take place on WEDNESDAY, November 21, 2018. Please make a note of this.

Like to Join one of these Committees ?

Emergency Preparedness Committee The Emergency Preparedness Committee is in the process of drafting a proposed Risk Management and Safety Procedures for the Town and would like to hear from you about any safety-related concerns. Please come to our next Committee...

Holiday Show – Sat. 12.15 @ 7:30 PM

UPDATE – 11.28.18 /MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOW…DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:30 PM What’s the best way to kick off the holidays? By joining us at McCathran Hall on Saturday night, December 15th at 7:30 PM…to enjoy your friends and neighbors starring in...

Youth Dance Class

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...

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: November 5 and November 19. We will be dancing from 7:30 to 9...

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,...

Town Bulletin November 2018

[ Bulletin Archive ] TOWN COUNCIL NEWS Next meeting: Monday, November 12, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the October meeting include: approval of bridge and culvert repair by Town Maintenance at the entrance to Maple...

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...

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...

Yoga in The Grove

Ongoing Yoga Class is designed as an open/drop-in format 90 minute class for beginners to experience Hatha (poses), deep relaxation, chanting and breathing practices with an emphasis on listening to the body and stress reduction. Classes are on Tuesday nights from...
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