Fall Festival & Candy Hill This Weekend

Hello Neighbors,

Just a reminder that the neighborhood Fall Festival, featuring the Halloween Parade, Candy Hill and Spooky Walk is this Sunday 10/30 at 4:00pm in Washingtonian Woods Park.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Social Committee is still actively looking for plenty volunteers to help ensure this event’s success. Please take a moment to look at this Sign-up Genius to see how you can still help. It would be much appreciated!

More details on the event can be found here.

House Decorating Contest
Also, judging for the House Decorating Contest will occur on Saturday evening 10/29. Please be sure to have your decorations up by 6:00pm.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Neighborhood Fall Festival | Candy Hill | Costume Parade | House Decorating Contest

Hello Neighbors,

Well, October is here and that means that Washingtonian Woods’ annual Halloween traditions are right around the corner!

Annual Washingtonian Woods Fall Festival
The Annual Washingtonian Woods Fall Festival will be held 
Sunday, October 30th @ 4pm at Washingtonian Woods Park.
*Costume Parade @ 4:30pm
*Candy Hill @ 4:45pm
*Parade and Candy Hill are both for kids ages 0-11

This year’s Fall Festival is bigger than ever to appeal to all families. New, exciting changes include:
*Games for all ages
*Family contests
*Spooky Walk around the Pond

Volunteers Needed:  Want to help create the Spooky Walk? Interested in organizing games? We need help! View the Sign-up Genius for opportunities.

As a reminder, this is a neighborhood-sponsored (not public) event. Visit our web site at www.washwoods.org for inclement weather event updates.

Halloween House Decorating Contest
Show your Halloween spirit and decorate your house for the annual Washingtonian Woods Halloween House Decorating Contest! Judging will begin at 6pm on Saturday, Oct. 29th. Winners announced on Sunday, October 30th – Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Get B00-ed!
Keep the Halloween spirit going all season.  Feel free to Boo! someone (by leaving this flyer and a treat on a neighbor’s doorstep), or keep it going when you get Boo-ed!  You can download a Boo Buddy here.

Happy Halloween!

Thank you,
The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee

Latest on CCT and Small Cell Facilities (Cell Phone Towers)

Hello Neighbors,

There have been several recent developments in regards to both the CCT (Corridor Cities Transitway), as well as Small Cell Facilities within the City of Gaithersburg. You can learn more on the latest at the following links:

Article: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delays funding for transitway in upper Montgomery

Article: Gaithersburg Mayor, City Council Provide Opportunity for Public Comment on Small Cell Facilities at Upcoming Work Sessions

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Pool Open Extra Weekend | Annual Community Dog Swim

Hello Neighbors,

Final Pool Weekend and Annual Community Dog Swim
The Board has decided to once again keep the pool open for an extra weekend this year!  The final day of the 2016 pool season will be this upcoming Sunday, 9/11.  Our annual community Dog Swim will also be held this Sunday, starting at 6 pm.

Here is the pool schedule for the final weekend of the 2016 season:

Friday, 9/9:  2 pm – 8 pm.
Saturday, 9/10:  10 am – 8 pm.
Sunday, 9/11:  10 am – 8 pm.  (Dog Swim:  6 pm – 8pm)
The pool will remain closed Tuesday 9/6 – Thursday 9/8.

Please help us spread the word, and we hope to see you all there!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

End of Summer Raft Party and Dive-In Movie! | Famous Dave’s BBQ | Zootopia | Saturday, August 27th, 4pm until 10pm

Hello Neighbors,

Please join us for our annual neighborhood End of Summer Pool Party! This year’s party will be held on Saturday, August 27th just before MCPS students return to school.  We’ll have music, and we will be providing Famous Dave’s BBQ, soft drinks and other refreshments.

And this year we are also having a Dive-In movie!  At about 7:45pm or so, we’ll be showing “Zootopia” poolside on a big movie screen. Everyone can feel free to float in the pool on their rafts and enjoy the show.

WHAT:  Washingtonian Woods End of Summer Raft Party & Dive-In Movie
WHEN:  Saturday, August 27th, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Pool
Bring your own rafts!
Music, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Sodas and Refreshments provided.
Glass containers are prohibited on the pool deck.
Dive-In Movie, “Zootopia” starts around 7:45pm.
The pool will remain open until 10:00 pm.
Rain Date:  Sunday, August 28th, 2-6pm (no movie)

Please help us spread the word, and we hope to see you all there!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

 

CPSC Presentation to City Council on August 1, 2016

Hello Neighbors,

Here is the latest with regards to the former CPSC site that borders our neighborhood at 10901 Darnestown Road (click here for aerial view), reposted from the City’s Project page:

June 8, 2016
The Committee held an open house and presented to the public the initial recommendations. A copy of the presentation can be found here. There were over 50 individuals in attendance and the Committee will summarize the comments made during the public open house and incorporate them into the formal presentation to be made before the Mayor and City Council.

August 1, 2016
The Mayor and City Council will hear a presentation from the Ad Hoc Committee on August 1, 2016 at City Hall, 31 S. Summit, at 7:30 p.m. The Ad Hoc Committee will be presenting their recommendations regarding the park design. Please note that this presentation was previously scheduled for Monday, July 25, 2016; but, has subsequently been rescheduled for Monday, August 1, 2016. You may provide comments during the Mayor and City Council Meeting under the public comment section. You can also provide comments in writing to Dennis J. Enslinger, Deputy City Manager, at [email protected] A copy of the presentation can be found here.

Washingtonian Woods residents Liz Rubenstein, David Belgard, and Laurent Berman all serve on the Ad Hoc Committee.  This City Council meeting is a great opportunity for members of our community to engage with the City, the Committee and to learn more about the future use of this land that borders our neighborhood. The City’s web site for this project can be found here.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

Championship Swim Meet on Saturday | Heavy Parking | Reduced Pool Hours

Hello Neighbors,

The Washingtonian Woods Waves swim season comes to an end this Saturday at the MCSL Division M Championship Meet — also known as ‘Divisionals’.  This meet features all 5 teams from M Division swimming at the same pool for the final meet of the season.

This year the Divisionals meet will be held at Washingtonian Woods.

The purpose of this email is to inform the neighborhood that due to this meet, numerous additional cars will be in the neighborhood between the hours of 7AM and 1PM, Saturday, July 23rd.  The swimmers and families of all 5 teams have already been informed avoid parking in any “Reserved” spaces in the Vistas parking lot, and to preferably park in any legal spots along Midsummer Drive or Upshire Circle.  The team plans to have parking lot attendants on hand to help control parking as best is as possible.

In addition to the pool opening late tomorrow to accommodate this meet, the pool will also be closing early for the annual Swim Team Banquet, which is also being held tomorrow evening. The pool will be open for several hours mid-afternoon tomorrow.

We apologize in advance for the reduced pool hours tomorrow, and we appreciate both your support and understanding.  And, feel free to come cheer on the Waves!

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

2016-2017 Neighborhood Directory

Hello Neighbors,

We are in the final stages of preparing the 2016-2017 edition of our Community Directory.  The directory will be printed and distributed in August 2016, and will once again be produced by AtoZ Directories.

RESIDENT INFORMATION UPDATES
We also ask that all residents log into their A2Z Online Directory accounts and update their contact information to their liking.  All account updates made prior to July 22nd will be incorporated into the printed version of the 2016-2017 Directory.

To login to your Online Directory account, please go to this link:
https://atozdirectories.com/home/login.php

If you don’t remember your login, you may click on the “Forgot Password” link on the login page above.  For those residents who have not yet received a login, you may request one by sending an email to [email protected]  Please include your name and home street address in your login request.

DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISERS, 7/22/16
The directory is produced at no-cost to the Association, but rather is completely funded by advertising.  That said, we have asked that AtoZ Directories give our own residents the first chance to advertise, before they begin selling ad placements to businesses outside the neighborhood.

If you are interested in promoting your business to your neighbors in this year’s directory, please feel free to download, complete and return the below form directly to AtoZ Directories by Friday 7/22/16 — following the directions provided. Any advertising questions can be directed to Michele Delgadillo at 301-972-1750 or [email protected]

2016 ADVERTISING AGREEMENT (download .pdf)

We will also be sending another reminder email to all user accounts within the A2Z system in the coming week or so.  Please keep an eye out for it.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

UPDATE: Fireworks Rescheduled to Friday, July 8th

Hello Neighbors,

The City of Gaithersburg has made the call to reschedule the Fireworks display to Friday, July 8th. In the meantime, free indoor activities (live music, games, bounce houses, and more) are still on 5-9pm today inside the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.  Enjoy live music, games and activities for all ages, inflatables, an interactive DJ, giveaways, prizes, food vendors, and more!

All the specifics of the event, including parking information, and event map can be found at the City’s event page: http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/independence-day

Should you have specific questions about the event, please feel free to contact staff in The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture at [email protected], or call 301-258-6350.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA

City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration

Hello Neighbors,

As you are hopefully aware, the City of Gaithersburg’s 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks has a new home this year — having been moved to Bohrer Park. Originally, the City had planned a full day’s worth of activities at our Water Park (which is open for residents and aquatics members only that day), Mini Golf Park and Skate Park. “The Ultimate Lawn Party” was set to begin at 5 p.m. with lots of family activities, bands, food trucks and more, all leading up to the fireworks spectacular at about 9:30 p.m.

Weather Forecast & Fireworks
Due to the weather forecast, most of today’s activities today have been moved indoors.  However, at the current time, the Fireworks are still on for this evening. Please continue to check the City’s Event page, here, for further details and for possible cancellation or rescheduling of the Fireworks display.

All the specifics of the event, including parking information, and event map can also be found at the City’s event page: http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/independence-day

Should you have specific questions about the event, please feel free to contact staff in The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture at [email protected], or call 301-258-6350.

Thank you, and Happy 4th of July!
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA