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Be sure to register for the 2023 MVF Sweetheart Dance. Enjoy this special evening of groovy tunes and sweet treats with your sweetheart. Wrap up the night with a beautiful balloon drop and photo against our valentine backdrop.

MVF's annual Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival is right around the corner. This unique side-by-side single-elimination race features handcrafted racers made from real pumpkins by you! See more details in the Recreation Guide inserted in this issue.

MVF Board members, staff, Brightview and Sen. Nancy King join in planting a tree at Lake Whetstone Park in honor of Past President Pete Webb's service to the community and for Arbor Day. MVF has been designated A Tree City for 34 consecutive years. This national recognition is awarded by the...

The MV Farmers' Market will be back for the 2022 season from June through October and we're calling all vendors to participate. See page 5 of the Spring Recreation Guide inserted in this issue for details.

MVF's Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival was back in action this year and the pumpkin racers and crowd did not disappoint. Participants were excited to show off their creatively decorated pumpkins and even see our referee Radio "Smash It!"

Oh Susannah! and our other KidjA.M. guests Pam the Kindersinger, Ray Owen and Kidsinger Jim got crowds of tots up on their feet and having fun. The performers were at Apple Ridge Recreation Area on Wednesday mornings in July beginning this year.

MVF Board members and staff join in planting a tree in honor of Past President Glenn Gargan’s service to the community and for Arbor Day. MVF has been designated A Tree City for
33 consecutive years. This national recognition is awarded by The National Arbor Day Foundation to honor...

Start thinking about summer weather and summer camp! Check out the full line-up of MVF Camps in the Spring Recreation Guide inserted in this issue.

Although we weren't able to gather and celebrate the Village Tree Lighting with a visit from Santa and carols from the Watkins Mill choral group while sipping hot cocoa, the tree was lit on Wednesday, December 2 for all passersby to enjoy.

Montgomery Village Foundation's Recreation and Parks Department hosted a Tricked-Out Rides and Sweet Treats event on October 30 for Village residents who pre-registered for one of several time slots. Dressed up cars, candy and costumes were enjoyed by many and protective factors were observed....

North Creek tennis courts got a recent makeover. While the upper court remains a standard tennis court, the bottom court was transformed into three pickleball courts on one side and a futsal court on the other side. MVF hopes residents will enjoy the diversified options.

Last week, Senator Nancy King, Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz, MVF EVP Dave Humpton, Board President Pete Webb and representatives from Lidl and Doyle Construction Company broke ground for the new Lidl grocery store to be built on the former Professional Center site. Keep a...

MVF's safely distanced Water Aerobics class kicked off on August 4 and will continue through the month every Tuesday and Thursday at Lake Marion Pool, 8821 East Village Avenue, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Visit...

Montgomery Village camps are underway and offering summer fun for ages 4 to 13. Visit www.montgomeryvillage.com for registration information and details about how we're keeping staff and campers safe.

Don't miss Montgomery Village's 46th annual Art, Craft and Photography Show with all new family and adult sessions.

MVF Board President Glenn Gargan presented Susan Young a Certificate of Appreciation for her 9 years of service on the MVF Recreation Committee at the MVF Board meeting on January 23.

The digital sign on East Village Avenue (just outside of Lake Marion Community Center) is complete. This electronic message board display slides at a rate of 1 per hour about programming, meetings, closures and other necessary information to the community.

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting, held on Wednesday, December 4, was a festive scene for many residents and visitors. Guests enjoyed cookies and cocoa as they watched for Santa and listened to merry tunes by the Montgomery Village Community Band and Watkins Mill High School Chamber Singers....

The Reilly Family took the trophy this year with "Doug the Bug."  More than 110 participants raced their pumpkins and hundreds of visitors enjoyed the 2019 Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival on October 12. See the full event details on page 8 and other decorated pumpkin medal winners and...

Village residents and visitors race their decorated pumpkins in the main event of MVF's annual Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival. This year's festivities will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12 at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Resident pups were invited to cool their paws at Whetstone Pool on August 31 for MVF's first Doggie Paddle Swim. More than 65 dogs and their owners attended the 2-hour event. See more photos on page 19.

Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors President Glenn Gargan (right) presented Frank and Pam Mondell with volunteer service awards at the July MVF Board of Directors meeting.

Representatives from Lidl shared concept plans for the grocery store they plan to build on the Professional Center site. An artist's rendering of the storefront is shown above.

Late last week, Montgomery Village lost one of its long-time supporters and community advocates, Richard “Dick” Wright. Dick and his wife Teresa were early residents of Montgomery Village, but didn’t just settle on making their home here; they helped make Montgomery Village home for generations...

David Post (L) and MVF Board President Glenn Gargan (R) presented Randy Creaser (C) with a Community Service Award for his 26 years of service on the Commercial Architectural Review Committee at the April MVF Board meeting.

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