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Graduation Parade | Pool Opening | June Bulk Pickup

Hello Neighbors,

Neighborhood Graduation Parade
Please come cheer on our seniors and grad students as they drive by in our neighborhood on Monday, June 1st at 5:00 PM. We would love to hear some noise and see some signs/decorations as they drive past. The parade route can be found below, so please come out so our neighborhood graduates can hear and see you! We have avoided the smaller circles and cul-de-sacs, so feel free to come to the corners. We can’t wait to see all of the spirit in our hood!

Our parade organizer is neighbor, Jody Usatine (133 Upshire Circle), and she would love to get most if not all our seniors/grad students into the parade. For those in the parade, please arrive by 4:45pm (starts at the corner of Midsummer Drive and Upshire Circle) if you would like to decorate your cars. Jody does have some extra crepe paper that you can use to decorate or feel free to bring your own. We can’t wait to honor all of you!!!! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Jody directly via email, [email protected]

Pool Opening
We are continuing to follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Montgomery County order. Therefore, the Washingtonian Woods Pool is still closed until further notice. As we receive additional information from the State and County officials, updates will be provided when the pool will reopen. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during these times. Please contact our Property Manager, Tim Mulford ([email protected]), at PMP if you have any additional questions.

June Bulk Pickup
The City of Gaithersburg recently announced that bulk collection services will resume to its normal schedule in June. The City anticipates heavy usage of the service in June, therefore its imperative that acceptable items only be placed out for collection, and be placed out in a manner to be collected safely, free and clear of any obstructions including trees, utility poles, fences, and parked cars, etc.

The program is designed to collect large bulky items that private haulers will not remove. These items would include furniture, appliances, box springs and mattresses, to name a few. Items should be placed out for collection prior to 7:00am on the scheduled collection date, but no more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled collection.

Items that will not be collected include the following: hazardous waste, items in plastic bags, tires, car parts, paint, and contractor debris, etc.

For additional information please see the bulk pickup webpage at the below link:
https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/services/recycling-bulk-pick-up/bulk-pick-up

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

Community COVID-19 Update | Pool Opening | Annual Property Compliance Review

Hello Neighbors,

Please see the below neighborhood correspondence from our property management company, PMP.

We hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well during these challenging times.

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

 

RE: Community COVID-19 Update

ANNUAL PROPERTY COMPLIANCE REVIEW
One of our primary goals of Washingtonian Woods is to protect the aesthetic appeal and property values of the community. To accomplish this, certain rules and regulations have been established by which property owners and residents are required to abide.

As the COVID–19 virus has impacted our lives in an unprecedented manner, Washingtonian Woods will be delaying the 1st Round of Annual Compliance Reviews until further notice.

While the coronavirus has forced limitations on our daily lives, there are still things homeowners can and should do to maintain their house and property. Please continue to perform home/property maintenance so long as your health and safety allow. Some tasks can be and should be performed are as follows:

  • Retrieving your trash/recycling containers after service and ensure they are not visible from the street and / or left in the driveway on non-trash / recyclable days. Make sure the trash is properly sealed, placed into the trash container, and secured with a lid.
  • Mow grass, pull weeds, maintain mulch beds
  • Keep foliage, shrubs and trees trimmed
  • Remember to keep your front yard tidy
  • If you’re planning on doing work on the outside your house, which also includes tree removal, please remember to submit an architectural change application for external changes to home and property to PMP.

COMMUNITY POOL
Due to the restrictions on large gatherings, social distancing, and hygiene practices put in place by the Governor of Maryland, we anticipate the community pool facility will not open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend. PMP has been actively working with the Board of Directors and the Pool Management Company to have these facilities cleaned, inspected, prepared, and ready to open once the Governor’s restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. It is important to submit your pool applications during this period so we can continue to process them in anticipation of opening.

The health and safety of our community members, their families and PMP staff is our highest concern.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at (301) 963-3337, Ext. 2206. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Timothy M. Mulford
[email protected]
On behalf of the Washingtonian Woods Homeowners Association, Inc.
c/o: Property Management People, Inc
955A Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Washingtonian Woods Virtual Trivia Night, Take 2! | This Saturday Night 8:30pm

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Virtual Trivia Night, Take 2!
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Link to follow; Will be sent to all those who register in advance

If you enjoyed the last Washingtonian Woods Virtual Trivia Night on 3/28 (or missed it), we have another scheduled for…tomorrow night, 4/11/20!  A few weeks ago, we had 30 families who participated and it came down to the last (of 100!) question to determine who’s the “most trivial” family in our neighborhood. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Elizabeth Franzino (who earned the “Silver Medal” a few weeks ago!) will be our quizmaster. She has 75 questions all primed and ready to throw at us. So, buckle up, get ready, and get your brains dusted off in time for tomorrow night’s big, fun event!

Click here to register by 7 PM on Saturday (4/11), and then a Zoom link will follow:
https://forms.gle/6cqLi8SY9XnoiMQd9

Special thanks to Dan Goldsamt, Elizabeth Franzino, Lisa Levin, Jennifer Wenk, their families, and the Social Committee for helping put these wonderful events together.

Hope to see you online, and hope you are all safe and well.

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

Washingtonian Woods Park Asphalt Path Repair | Bulk Pickup Suspended

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Park Asphalt Path Repair and Overlay
The City of Gaitherburg will be resurfacing much of the asphalt trails in Washingtonian Woods Park over the course of the month of April. As such, you may see construction fencing, and at times certain sections of the path may be closed. The project is scheduled to start Monday, April 6th and continue through Wednesday, April 22nd.

Any questions or concerns may be addressed to the Project Manager for the project:

Sean C. Stevens
Public Works Operations Administrator
City of Gaithersburg
[email protected]

Gaithersburg Update on Bulk Collection Services
Additionally, the City of Gaithersburg has temporarily suspended monthly bulk pickup services. Please do not place items outside for collection. In the meantime you may continue to check the City website for a decision on May’s bulk pick up collection before placing any items outside for collection. Updates will be posted at www.gaithersburgmd.gov and on Facebook and Twitter @GburgMD.

We hope you are all safe and well.

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

Virtual Neighborhood Trivia Night | Tomorrow (Saturday) Night at 8pm!

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Virtual Trivia Night!
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 8pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Link to follow; Will be sent to all those who register in advance

Although our in-person trivia was canceled for last weekend, we would like to play for fun virtually using Kahoot and Zoom! Our quiz master is Dan Goldsamt and he’s currently working on a great quiz. Please join us online Saturday, March 28th at 8pm. One team per house (teens are welcome to join, Might be too old of content for young kids).

If you wish to join, please register in advance using this link: https://forms.gle/g3h4z8Uucak5KHVm7

Hope to see you online, and hope you are all safe and well.

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

Family Bingo Night this Saturday! | 2020 Neighborhood Social Calendar

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Family Bingo Night!
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 4:30pm.
Location: Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level

Take a night off from cooking – pizza and soft drinks will be provided! We’ll play nine games, with prizes including a variety of family-friendly games. Doors open at 4:00pm so folks have plenty of time to pick up cards and daubers for their families, and bingo will begin at 4:30pm.

Feel free to bring a dessert to share. We hope to see you there!

Tentative Upcoming 2020 Neighborhood Social Calendar
The social committee has been hard at work planning numerous events that we hope many of you can join us for this year. Please Save The Date for the next few upcoming events:

Adult Only Trivia Night — March 21, 2020
New Neighbor Coffee — April 25, 2020
Movie Nights — April / May, TBD at Dusk
Kentucky Derby Party — May 2, 2020
Food Truck Fridays — Starting June 5th. Various Fridays throughout Summer
Kickoff to Summer Pool & Raft Party — June 13, 2020
Neighborhood 4th of July BBQ and Pool Party — July 4, 2020
New Neighbor Coffee — July 25, 2020
End of Summer Pool & Raft Party — August 29, 2020
Labor Day Camp Out — TBD Labor Day Weekend
Adult Happy Hour & Pool Party — September 12, 2020
Fall Movie Nights — Sept / Oct, TBD at Dusk
Fall Fest — October 25, 2020
Washingtonian Woods Gives Back — November 29, 2020
Neighborhood Christmas Caroling — December, TBD
Hanukkah Fire Truck & Party — December, TBD

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

Neighborhood Super Bowl Party This Weekend | Upcoming Social Events

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Super Bowl Party, Potluck and Chili Cook-off
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 6:00pm (kickoff at 6:30pm)
Location: Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level

What’s Provided: We will be providing plenty of ice, soda, water, plates, napkins, utensils and condiments for the chili. And 2 TVs to watch the commercials (and game)!

What to Bring: We ask that each family attending please bring a snack/ appetizer/ dessert to share, and any other food/beverages you want to have on hand for the game.

Feeling competitive? Bring a pot of chili – prizes will be awarded for the top 3!

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Social Events
The social committee has been hard at work planning numerous events that we hope many of you can join us for this year. Please Save The Date for the next few upcoming events:

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Family Game Night – Bingo!!
Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 4:30pm.
Bingo cards, Daubers and prizes!!!
Sodas, juice provided. Feel free to bring something to share.
Details mid February!!

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Adults Only Trivia Night
Doors open at 7pm. Trivia begins at 8pm.
Washingtonian Woods residents only. Teams of 4.
Prizes for top teams.
Coolers welcome, please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

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

Hanukkah Fire Truck Parade @ Washingtonian Woods!

Hello Neighbors,

Annual Hanukkah Fire Truck Parade
The annual Hanukkah firetruck parade is scheduled for Monday, December 23 of this year. The truck will make a stop at the Washingtonian Woods clubhouse at approximately 7:15pm.

The Washingtonian Woods Social Committee invites neighbors of all ages to join us for a Hanukkah celebration, starting at 6:30 PM, at the lower level clubhouse before the firetruck arrives. We will have games to play, hot chocolate and dessert!

Hope to see you all there for this always festive event!

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

Washingtonian Woods Holiday Gift Giving Program | Holiday Caroling | Hanukkah Truck | Fall Loose Leaf Collection

Hello Neighbors,

Washingtonian Woods Holiday Gift Giving Program
Please join us for Washingtonian Woods’ annual holiday gift giving program to benefit families in the City of Gaithersburg. We will be collecting teen gift bag items for Montgomery County residents in need this holiday season. Please join us in the Upper Level of the Clubhouse on Sunday, December 1st for an Open House from 3:30pm – 6pm. We will collect donations and provide pizza, light fare and beverages. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate gifts, please click here for more details.

Date:  Sunday, December 1, 2019
Time:  3:30pm – 6:00pm
Where:  Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, Upper Level
What to Bring:  Please click here for more details.
Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided to all helpers!

Neighborhood Holiday Caroling
It’s almost time for the second annual Washingtonian Woods Neighborhood Caroling event! Anyone who enjoys a little “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with your holiday cookies and hot cider is welcome to come join us. The first practice will be from 7-8:30 pm Thursday, Dec. 5, at the home of Marc and Melissa Egan, 228 Midsummer Circle. We’ll meet up a week later in the Upper Clubhouse for a second practice and will aim to amble around the neighborhood the weekend of Dec. 13/14. Mark your calendar and join in on the neighborhood fun!

Hanukkah Fire Truck
The annual Hanukkah Fire Truck and Celebration is expected to be December 23rd around 7pm. We will confirm the date and time nearer the event. Join us (all faiths! All welcome) to have hot chocolate and donuts, play a game of Dreidel and socialize with neighbors before the fire truck arrives.

Fall Loose Leaf Collection
Fall loose leaf collection is now underway for single family and townhouse owners. Place your leaves at the street curb by 7 a.m. on your regular recycling day. The weekly collection continues through the last week of December, weather permitting. Any time during the year you can bag your leaves in biodegradable brown bags and leave them curbside with your other recyclables.

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