Fall Festival Moved to Clubhouse | Costumes, Games, Music, Crafts, Candy | Redskins Game | Hotel Transylvania

Hello Neighbors,

On account of the rain forecast for Sunday, the Social Committee has moved the location of our neighborhood Fall Festival to the Clubhouse. Join us starting at 3pm for games, music, crafts and candy. Redskins Game, Hotel Transylvania and Branded 72 BBQ food truck all to follow.

What: Fall Festival
When: Sunday, October 29th, 3 pm
Where: Clubhouse

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!

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

Fall Festival, Halloween Parade, Candy Hill & Redskins Game This Weekend

Hello Neighbors,

Just a reminder that the neighborhood Fall Festival, featuring Games, Halloween Parade and Candy Hill is this Sunday 10/29 at 3:00pm in Washingtonian Woods Park.

After the festivities we will be hosting the Redskins/Dallas game at the Clubhouse, along with Branded 72 Food Truck, and movie for the kids in the lower level of the clubhouse. All neighbors are encouraged to attend.

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. Please be sure to visit www.washwoods.org for inclement weather updates.

House Decorating Contest
Also, judging for the House Decorating Contest will occur on Saturday evening 10/28. Please be sure to have your decorations up by 6:00pm.

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

Outdoor Movie Night this Saturday, 7pm | “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Hello Neighbors,

Our “Neighborhood Movie Night” series continues this Saturday night, October 21st, at Candy Hill (i.e the neighborhood sledding hill directly across the street from Washingtonian Woods Park located at 341 Upshire Circle.)

This week’s movie is:  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. Movie starts at 7pm.

More about Neighborhood Movie Night: On several weekend evenings in the Fall and Spring (when the weather is cool, yet comfortable) we plan to show outdoor movies on Candy Hill (341 Upshire Circle.) Neighbors are encouraged to bring jackets, blankets, pillows, snacks, bug spray, and any other items you wish to enjoy the show! Candy Hill has a natural grade and should allow good amphitheater-style viewing!

We have many new families in the neighborhood, please reach out to your new neighbors and invite them to join the fun. Hope to see you there!

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

Fall Festival | Candy Hill | Costume Parade | House Decorating Contest | Redskins Game | Movie Night

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 29th @ 3pm at Washingtonian Woods Park.

Schedule of Events
– Games & Music @ 3:00 pm
– Costume Parade @ 4:00pm
– Candy Hill for 5th-8th graders @ 4:15pm
– Candy Hill for 4th grade & younger @ 4:30pm

FOOD TRUCK, REDSKINS & KIDS MOVIE @ 5pm
Ready for more?  After Fall Fest, head to the Clubhouse to watch the Redskins play the Cowboys. Kids can hang downstairs for a special viewing of Hotel Transylvania! And, the Branded ’72 Pit Barbeque Food truck will be at the Clubhouse at 5:15pm serving food.

Volunteers Needed!
Calling all volunteers! We need your help! Please take a moment to look at our Sign-up Genius and sign up for slot.

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. 28th. Winners announced on Sunday, October 29th – 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.

We have many new families in the neighborhood, please reach out to your new neighbors and invite them to join the fun. Hope to see you there! Happy Halloween!

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

Outdoor Movie Night this Saturday, 7pm | “E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial”

Hello Neighbors,

Our new “Neighborhood Movie Night” series starts this Saturday night, October 7th, at Candy Hill (i.e the neighborhood sledding hill directly across the street from Washingtonian Woods Park located at 341 Upshire Circle.)

This week’s movie is:  “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”. Movie starts at 7pm.

More about Neighborhood Movie Night: On several weekend evenings in the Fall and Spring (when the weather is cool, yet comfortable) we plan to show outdoor movies on Candy Hill (341 Upshire Circle.) Neighbors are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, snacks, bug spray, and any other items you wish to enjoy the show! Candy Hill has a natural grade and should allow good amphitheater-style viewing!

We have many new families in the neighborhood, please reach out to your new neighbors and invite them to join the fun. Hope to see you there!

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

Save the Dates! | Movie Nights | Fall Fest | Halloween Parade | Candy Hill

Hello Neighbors,

Please mark your calendars for the following Fall neighborhood activities.

New this year is our new “Movie Night” series at Candy Hill! On several weekend evenings in the Fall and Spring (when the weather is cool, yet comfortable) we plan to show outdoor movies on Candy Hill. Neighbors are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, snacks and any other items you wish to enjoy the show!

Movie Nights @ Candy Hill
Saturday, October 7th, 7pm:  “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”
Saturday, November 11th, 7pm: “Star Wars”

Fall Fest, Halloween Parade & Candy Hill
Sunday, October 29th

More specifics will follow as we get closer to each event. In the meantime, help spread the word and mark your calendars!

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

CCT | Right-of-Way Installations | Mayoral and Council Elections

Hello Neighbors,

CCT Environmental Assessment
The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Corridor Cities Transitway is now available for public comment. The nine mile, 13-station Bus Rapid Transit will run between the Shady Grove Metro and Metropolitan Grove MARC Stations, going through or alongside the residential communities of King Farm, Crown, Washingtonian Woods, Kentlands/Lakelands, and Parklands. The EA can be viewed online and is also available at the Gaithersburg and Germantown Libraries and at the Montgomery County Council Office Building. Comments must be submitted in writing by September 22, 2017. Click here for submission details.

Additionally, for the most up to date information on the community’s ongoing efforts, please visit the Sensible CCT Facebook page. It is updated quite regularly by Washingtonian Woods resident and neighbor Lisa Cline.

Right-of-Way Installations – Comment Sought
Legislation was introduced on August 21 to regulate installations in Gaithersburg’s public rights-of-way, particularly from companies looking to install telecommunications and wireless equipment and facilities. The regulations address all uses of rights-of-way to codify existing practices, but also to implement new standards for telecommunications facilities. A public hearing will be held on the matter on Monday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Comment can be made at the meeting or can be submitted in writing to [email protected] Explore the topic here.

Deadline for Mayor, Council Candidates
Gaithersburg voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 7 to elect a Mayor and two City Council Members. The deadline for candidates to file for this election is 5 p.m., September 22. If you are interested in running for office you must submit an application that includes the signatures of at least 100 registered voters within the City of Gaithersburg. Candidates must be a City resident and must file financial and employment disclosure statements to ensure compliance with the City’s Ethics Ordinance. The Gaithersburg Board of Supervisors of Elections is scheduled to certify candidates on September 26. Find complete election information, including early voting dates and absentee ballot instructions, here.

InGaithersburg eNewsletter
The above information was also previously shared to subscribers of the Gaithersburg “InGaithersburg eNewsletter”. For those interested in staying more up to date on all things Gaithersburg, feel free to sign up for the newsletter here.

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

Pool Open Extra Weekend | Adults Only Pool Party this Friday Night! | End of Summer Doggie Swim, Sunday September 10th

Hello Neighbors,

Pool Open Extra Weekend Again
Even though the unofficial end of summer was Labor Day, the Washingtonian Woods pool will be open once again for an additional weekend this year! The pool will remain closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week; but it will be open again this coming weekend with the following schedule:

Friday, 9/8:  2 pm – 10 pm (Adults Only Party starts at 7pm).
Saturday, 9/9:  10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, 9/10:  10 am – 8 pm  (Dog Swim:  6 pm – 8pm)
The pool will remain closed Tuesday 9/5 – Thursday 9/7.

We also have two more community social events at the pool on this final weekend of the 2017 season:

Adults Only Pool Party
When: Friday, September 8th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Pool
RSVP: http://evite.me/FujJtxz47g

Come out and celebrate another great season with an End-of-Summer Adults Night at the pool!
Friday, Sept. 8th @ 7:00pm. All kids under 18 will be asked to leave the pool by 6:45pm. We apologize for any inconvenience, but time for the adults to have some fun!

There will be music, games and light appetizers provided. Feel free to bring a raft for a classic dive-in movie. Upper Clubhouse will be open for use (TV, Bar, Kitchen, Pool Table). Also, feel free to order some additional food for dinner and/or bring snacks and drinks to share.
Just remember, no glass on pool deck.

*The Social Committee will also be collecting donations for The Houston Food Bank in the wake of Harvey. Please bring cash if you would like to contribute.

Please RSVP & view full details via: http://evite.me/FujJtxz47g

Community Doggie Swim
When: Sunday, September 10th, 6:00 pm
Where: Pool
Doggie Swim begins at 6pm.

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! | Boss Baby | Saturday, August 26th, 4pm until 10pm

Hello Neighbors,

Please join us for our annual neighborhood End of Summer Pool Party and Dive-in Movie! This year’s party will be held on Saturday, August 26th, from 4pm until 10pm.  We’ll have music, and we will be providing food from The Bean Bag Deli, soft drinks and other refreshments.

At about 8:00pm or so, we’ll be showing “Boss Baby” 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 26th, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Pool
Bring your own rafts!
Music, Food by The Bean Bag Deli, Sodas and Refreshments will be provided.
Glass containers are prohibited on the pool deck.
Dive-In Movie, “Boss Baby” starts around 8:00pm.
The pool will remain open until 10:00 pm.
Rain Date:  Sunday, August 27th, 4-10pm (food will not be provided, however.)

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

Also, please remember that this month’s HOA Board meeting has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Tuesday, 8/29 at 7pm in the upper level of the clubhouse.

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

New Neighborhood Street Lights | Tree Pruning

Hello Neighbors,

As some of you may have already noticed, the City of Gaithersburg and Pepco have been recently been working to install additional street lamps throughout our neighborhood. The lights should be fully installed in the next week or so; and then it might be several more weeks before they are “powered up” by Pepco and become fully functional.

This is part of a $134,000 infill lighting project that the City of Gaithersburg approved back in 2014. When originally built, our neighborhood’s street lights were too far apart by modern standards. The City of Gaithersburg has funded this project at the request of the HOA to address that issue. The new lights will match the existing lights, and the additional light posts should make our neighborhood lighter at night, and safer as a result.

Click here if you would like to see a map of the new light post locations.

In addition to the additional lights, the City of Gaithersburg will also be pruning trees throughout the neighborhood as well in an effort to improve visibility and safety.

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