Montgomery Village News Articles

MVF begins 33rd annual scholarship fund drive for Village high school seniors

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Since 1991, the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF), in partnership with Gaithersburg and Watkins Mill high schools, has awarded scholarships to deserving Village high school seniors totaling more than $55,500.

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Free, virtual Diabetes Self-Management Program starts Thursday, Feb. 22

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Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 22, Montgomery County residents can participate in a free community-based Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), presented by the Department of Health and Human Services. This 6-week program will be held virtually from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday.

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From the desk of the EVP: Small acts of participation yield large community rewards

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When you look at your daily schedule—all the things you hope to accomplish in a day—then add in the interruptions and distractions that take away from that list, and even if you are able to move a task or two to tomorrow instead, it’s easy to think, “there is not enough time to add one more thing.”

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Montgomery County offers free tax help for income-eligible residents

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Good news for income-eligible Montgomery County residents. Residents with household incomes of $64,000 or less can now schedule free tax appointments with the Community Action Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Adopt a new furry friend any day of the week

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Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) in Derwood, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, will be open for adoptions 7 days a week beginning Sunday, Jan. 14.

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Looking back at my time as the MVF Student Representative

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By Obehi Eromosele

During the summer of 2023, I was given the amazing opportunity to work at Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) as part of my position on the MVF Board of Directors as the 2023 Student Representative.

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2024 Architectural Standards Community Inspections

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Every year, the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Architectural Standards Department performs scheduled community inspections. The Architectural Standards Department will be performing inspections in the North Village community this year. Once North Village inspections are completed, staff will continue conducting inspections in the Horizon Run Condominium and Thomas Choice Condominium communities.

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Montgomery Village ladies are invited to join local ladies social club

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If one of your goals for 2024 is to get to know a friendly group of local women who share your interest in enjoying fun activities and learning new things, then here is your opportunity.

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Metro eliminates $2 SmarTrip card fee for seniors

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Metro’s Board of Directors has approved the elimination of the $2 fee on Senior SmarTrip® cards. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 16, Senior SmarTrip cards will be issued at no cost to customers ages 65 and older.

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Lake Marion sediment removal in January

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In November, the water level at Lake Marion was lowered following a partial collapse of one of the toe drains in the dam. This issue was identified during an inspection conducted by Montgomery County, which is responsible for the structural maintenance of the pond. The lowered water level has exposed a sediment delta on the side of the lake closest to the Lake Marion Community Center.

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Monument Realty postpones their presentation to MVF Board to early 2024

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In the week prior to the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors December 7 meeting, Monument Realty informed the Board that they would need to postpone their presentation regarding a proposed change to Area 2 development in Bloom Village to early 2024.

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Trash and recycling collection reminders

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Trash collection is a service paid for by homeowners and managed through a contract by their local homes corporation or condominium association.

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EVP Report: Lake Marion Toe Drain project

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Following an inspection of Lake Marion by staff in August, the county was notified of a potential problem with one of the toe drains. Upon further inspection, the county recently told staff that the drain was in a state of partial collapse and needs to be fixed (this is a county responsibility).

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2023 Year in Review at MV Parks

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2023 was an exceptional year for Montgomery Village recreational amenities, including the opening of two brand-new parks, as well as some needed repairs and refurbishments to some of our existing parks. If you missed any of the announcements, read on for a summary of this year’s progress, as we look forward to another great year for parks in 2024.

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From the EVP's desk: Driving factors of limited parking

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One of the topics that I hear about most from residents is parking. Folks always want to know why there isn’t enough parking; why we can’t add more parking; why parking is so strict/why are pickup trucks not allowed; or why did my car get towed. 

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Letter to the Editor – Don O’Neill

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The following Letter to the Editor was sent to the Village News for publication.

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Give Thanks by Giving Blood to the NIH Blood Bank

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The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking blood donors to fill its blood and platelet bank for child and adult patients.

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Northgate News

Fall update

by the Northgate Board of Directors

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Living Grace Christian School Soccer Team achieves winning record

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The Living Grace Christian School Varsity Boys Soccer Team achieved a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties this past season. Throughout the season, Captain David Sarmiento provided inspirational leadership from center mid with 15 goals and 14 assists (44 goals and 28 assists for his career).

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Lake Marion toe drain repair needed

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Montgomery County has informed Montgomery Village Foundation that a toe drain at Lake Marion Dam has experienced a partial collapse.

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