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Saturday, Dec. 9 was another great Breakfast with Santa here in Montgomery Village! Santa Claus joined us at North Creek community center along with 54 children and 71 adults! Participants enjoyed a tasty continental breakfast followed by photos with St. Nick, cookie decorating and crafts! 

The Montgomery Village Annual Christmas Tree Lighting was enjoyed by many residents on November 29. Adults and children spent the hour listening to music by the Montgomery Village Community Band and Watkins Mill High School choral group, sipping hot cocoa and munching cookies before Santa...

Shoppers picked up an abundance of holiday gifts at the annual Montgomery Village Holiday Craft Bazaar held at the Lake Marion Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Bazaar is just one opportunity in Montgomery Village for artisans to sell their wares. Next up is the Indoor Flea Market in...

Village kids and parents had a great time at Halloween Hoopla on Friday, October 27. Costumed participants enjoyed games and activities, a fortune teller and snacks. See page 19 for the results of the costume contest and "Guess the Candy Corn" contest, along with fun photos from the evening.

A guest appearance and a ghost appearance! Keyote from the Frederick Keys raced a pumpkin in this year's MVF Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival before shaking hands and posing for photos. Pumpkin racers of many shapes and sizes took to the track to try to claim the grand prize trophy.  There...

The MV Farmers' Market is winding down for the season and vendors will be heading out at the end of this month until they return next June. The market will be open Saturdays in October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 9801 Centerway Road. You'll find plenty of fresh,...

Build and race your pumpkin racer at the MVF Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road. See the step-by-step guide on page 9 for instructions on how to craft your racer. If cooking is more your speed, be...

A huge thank you to the community businesses who brought their vehicles out on Saturday, Aug. 26 for Montgomery Village Foundation’s 3rd annual Touch-A-Truck event! Residents of Montgomery Village and the surrounding community enjoyed a unique hands-on experience. Youngsters had a wonderful...

The 5th Annual MVFitness Fest held on August 16 was a success! Families enjoyed a variety of free active stations including the new Bang! Power Dance, Aerobics, Pickleball, Boot Camp and more. A special thank you to instructors Laurie Reluzco, Karin Baker, Marcy Thomer and Michael Mcfarland. For...

North Creek Summer Activity Center campers and staff enjoyed a visit from Eric Energy this week. Everyone learned about static electricity and how a handheld Van de Graaff Generator could keep a mylar shape levitating. Kids saw how electricity travels in circuits and participated in lots of cool...

Many kids and parents came out to South Valley Park to visit with staff and animals from Squeals on Wheels Traveling Petting Zoo on July 19. As one of four special guests that made up the KidjA.M. program this July, Squeals on Wheels allows children to observe and pet animals including an alpaca...

Director of Recreation, Parks and Culture, Peggy Mark joined MVF Board Members, local officials and residents at the Annual MVF Independence Day Celebration. All showed gratitude and congratulations to the many parade winners and to Peggy, who will be retiring this August. For more photos from...

MVF awards five scholarships to Village high school graduates

Some of the first visitors to the newly renovated Apple Ridge Pool enjoyed the opening weekend by relaxing under an umbrella, lounging on chaise lounges and trying out the current channel as well as many other pool features.

The Creative Discovery 4's Class of 2017 celebrated a completed year of MVF's preschool program.  Parents joined to see each child receive their certificate, then shared in refreshments and a slideshow with memories from events throughout the school year.

Members of the MVF Board of Directors, MVF staff, the Committee on the Environment and Brightview planted a Red Bud tree at North Creek Lake Park during the 2nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration. Other activities at North Creek Community Center included Persimmon tree sapling giveaways, seed planting...

At a community meeting on March 29, ARC, owners of the Village Center, presented a modified sketch plan of their vision for the center to residents. The major change in the plan was the elimination of the 212-unit apartment complex and parking garage, in favor of more townhouse units. This...

MVF Board President Pete Young (left) thanks Dennis Clark for his years of service on the MVF Board of Directors and Vision 2030 and Long Range Facilities Planning committees at last Thursday’s MVF Annual Meeting. Clark was recognized as instrumental in organizing and presenting collected...

Holloway, Webb and Young elected to 2017 MVF Board of Directors
Four candidates for the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors have been vying for three seats on the Board since late January. After about six weeks of campaigning, meet and greet events and a...

Participants of the February 17 Wine & Paint event had a wonderful time! The group included birthday partiers, girl's nights out and families just enjoying an evening together. Everyone's "Winter Cardinal" scene turned out great! Look for more great paint events like this in the Spring...

The 9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance was enjoyed by 80 participants; daughters and dads had a blast! Couples enjoyed yummy refreshments, cute corsages and most importantly, dancing the night away. Keepsake photos will allow these father-daughter duos to remember their fun evening for weeks and...

Residents asked questions of the 2017 Montgomery Village Foundation Board of Directors candidates at the annual Candidates’ Forum held on January 31. Read additional information in the questions and answers and candidate bio matrix beginning on page 8. The full transcript will be available in...

Most of the concrete work on the Apple Ridge Pool renovation is complete! The pool shell (walls and floor) are finished and decorative planter areas are being finished this week. While the shell cures, work will focus on the bathhouse, including installation of new filter equipment. Pool...

The Watkins Mill tot lot replacement is underway! The new equipment installation will be finished in the next few days and open to the public soon. Residents are advised to remain out of the tot lot until the orange construction fencing is removed and the lot is reopen for use.

Santa and his helpers along with MVF staff got together with residents and kids for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10 at North Creek Community Center. They shared delicious hot cocoa and breakfast treats, as well as fun crafts and time to visit with Santa.

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