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Town Council Mtg + News

Next meeting: Monday, August 12, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the July meeting include: Approval of Option A of the 2nd phase of road work (areas on Ridge Rd. and on Hickory Rd.). Approval of the purchase of three...

Labor Day Changes & Softball Game 09.01

The traditional Labor Day athletic events have been moved to a different date. See [ Fall Games 09.07 & 09.08 ] However, on Sunday, September 1st there will be an All-Grove softball game at 10:00 AM and a Weeny Roast Potluck Picnic at the Maple Lake from 4:00 PM...

The Fall Games – Sept 7 & 8

Grove Neighbors – We are doing a reboot of the Washington Grove Labor Day events – This year The Fall Games will be held Sept 7 & 8. Still featured are the ever-traditional field events, races, croquet match, etc., with a few tweaks to the schedule....

Summer Tennis

Grove Tennis Opener “Keep the Ball in Play” Doubles – Sunday June 30 – 9:30 -11 AM (Just show up) Adult Beginner – Intermediate Tune-up Call me with your availability Linda Baim – 240-997-1701 Junior Tennis Mornings: 8 – 8:45...

Woods Committee Mtg & News

Next Meeting: Monday, July 1, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Meetings are on the 1st Monday of each month. Our August meeting will be Monday, August 5th. All are welcome to attend. Thank you to all who attended our June 24 Informational Meeting on Deer...

WG On The 4th Of July

Town of Washington Grove July 4th festivities take place on Thursday the 4th Costume judging at 11:00 AM in Woodward Park Flag raising at Noon Followed by the parade to McCathran Hall where there will be prizes, bell-ringing and singing Town Song Lyrics WASHINGTON...

Maple Lake Mtg & News

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 18, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All are welcome to attend! Lake Committee Meetings are on the THIRD Thursday of each month. Maple Lake is OPEN daily with lifeguards on duty from Noon – 6:00 p.m. Swimming Lessons 1:00-1:30 pm...

Bulk Trash Pickup 06.15.19

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...

Music Weekend is Coming!

(In case of rain, all events in McCathran Hall) SCHEDULE Piano Bar with Jerry Calderone Come sing along — bring your requests and your phone to look up the words! Friday, June 14, 7:30 to 10 p.m. McCathran Hall Youth Recital and Reception Come enjoy Washington...

Maple Lake Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 20, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Old Council Room. All are welcome to attend! Lake Committee Meetings are on the THIRD Thursday of the month. Maple Lake opens week-ends on Memorial Day and full-time on June 14, 2019. Swimming Lessons Lessons...

Speaking of Pets …

Dawgs and Kats!! Years ago, the Town of Washington Grove adopted the section of Montgomery County Code that applies to animal control. This now includes both a Pooper Scooper Law and a Leash Law (excepting neutered cats), and an owner must not allow a cat or dog to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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