Montgomery Village News Articles

Nonprofits can apply to a computer lab gifting program

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The Montgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation, Inc. (ITF) will award a refurbished computer lab to a Montgomery County (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This computer lab will consist of six reconditioned desktop computers with operating systems, flat panel LCD monitors, keyboards, mice and one printer.

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Share a book, take a book from the Little Free Library

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Books have become a little more accessible in Montgomery Village. On Tuesday, August 22, Girl Scout Troop #5121 installed a Little Free Library near the notice boards outside of the main entrance at Lake Marion Community Center.

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Proposed Evergreen apartment project update

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After a long hiatus, representatives from Evergreen recently contacted the MVF Office to resume discussion with the community regarding their plan for an apartment complex on Lot 37, the parcel of land adjacent to Lidl and the Whetstone Drive/Montgomery Village Avenue entrance to the Whetstone community.

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WSSC work to resume along Montgomery Village Avenue

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The work along Montgomery Village Avenue to replace the water main from Midcounty Highway to Centerway Road will resume in the next few weeks. This two-year project began in April 2022 and was anticipated to be finished toward the beginning of 2024. Due to recent material delays, the project is now expected to be completed in November 2024.

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Bloom Village development update

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After a very successful sales launch in 2021, Ryan Homes is making great progress in building and delivering new homes at Bloom Montgomery Village. Areas 4 and 5 (Magnolia and Lilac) are complete and all homes occupied. Areas 3B (Willow) and 6B (Juniper) are also close to 100% occupied. On the west side of Montgomery Village Avenue, Area 1 (Hawthorne) is currently under construction, with a number of units already completed and occupied. Finally, and after much anticipation, the new David B. Humpton Park had its Grand Opening at the end of May.

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Frederick, MD Oktoberfest Walk

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The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring a Frederick, MD Oktoberfest Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30. Both the 10km and 6km trails, rated 2A, go to historic downtown Frederick along the Carroll Creek Park.

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2024 Draft Homes Corporation Budgets

2024 Draft Budget information for MVF-managed homes corporations.

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Volunteers are needed to serve on MVF committees

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Are you looking to get involved in your community? Do you have a few hours to spare that can be dedicated to reviewing financial and communications processes, and help keep Montgomery Village moving forward? If yes, then please consider applying for appointment to the MVF Audit or Communications committees.

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Watkins Mill Athletics earns Level 1 status from NFHS for third straight year

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On Friday, Aug. 11, Watkins Mill Athletics announced via their Facebook page that they had achieved Level 1 status within the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Honor Roll Program for the 2023-24 school year for the third year in a row.

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Free Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics in August

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will hold free child vaccination clinics during August to help parents prepare for the 2023-24 school year.

Maryland law requires students to be vaccinated against a variety of diseases. Students who do not have proof of the required vaccinations on the first day of school must show proof of a vaccination appointment scheduled within 20 calendar days.

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Capping trim….is there an advantage?

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Wood is one of the most common exterior door and window trim options, especially for homes with wood, stone, brick or stucco as their primary siding materials. Many people feel that wood moldings are “second to none” when it comes to ornamental value. The grain and texture of wood molding contribute to a natural style.

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Youth-led environmental stewardship: Montgomery Village Conservation Corps shines

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by Lauren Tuori

As the warm summer sun graces Montgomery Village, a dedicated group of young individuals has been working tirelessly to enhance the beauty and environmental health of the community. The Montgomery Village Conservation Corps, led by crew leader Aaron Poawui, has been making a significant impact on various projects throughout the Village, leaving a lasting impression on both residents and visitors alike.

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Whetstone Community Center tennis court renovation approved at July MVF Board meeting

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During the Thursday July 27, Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors meeting, the Board authorized Executive Vice President (EVP) Mike Conroy to enter into a contractual agreement with Pro Recreation, LLC DBA Sport Systems to renovate the tennis courts at Whetstone Community Center.

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Revisions or additions to the exterior of your home

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If you are a homeowner and decide to make a revision or addition to the exterior of your home, please apply to MVF’s Architectural Standards Department before you purchase and install any new items.

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Registration open for 2023–24 at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Preschool and Kindergarten

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Choosing a preschool or private kindergarten program for your 3- to 5-year-old is one of the most influential decisions a parent makes! If a child’s first school experience is with caring teachers and in a supportive environment, it can promote positive self-esteem and an enthusiastic attitude toward learning, which supports future success.

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Recognizing more than 100 years of combined service from Gaithersburg Meals On Wheels volunteers

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On July 11, volunteers, family members and friends gathered at Asbury Methodist Village to recognize three Gaithersburg Meals On Wheels volunteers. Senator Nancy King (also a resident of Montgomery Village) presented the citations. In the late 1980s to early 1990s, Senate King coordinated Gaithersburg Meals On Wheels and served on its Board. Here is a brief background on the three recognized volunteers.

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First-of-its-kind in Montgomery Village fitness park opens at Watkins Mill Recreation Area

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The Fitness Park at Watkins Mill Recreation Area, 19501 Club Lake Road, opened officially to the public on Saturday, July 8, once Montgomery Village Foundation received a final permit from Montgomery County. A Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting event will be held on Friday, July 14, from 5 to 6 p.m.  Parking is available at Stedwick Elementary School, 10631 Stedwick Road, if you’d like to join us to celebrate this new unique park amenity which is open to all. 

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MVF bestows two scholarships to Village high school graduates

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The Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) once again joined the Watkins Mill and Gaithersburg High Schools’ Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) to continue the MVF Scholarship Fund, now completing its 32nd year. Since the program’s inception in 1991, scholarships amounting to more than $54,500 have been awarded to Village high school seniors.

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Montgomery County expands list of electronics for recycling 

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The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has expanded its electronics recycling program, a key initiative to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility. The county is now accepting more electronics and is accepting audio and video tapes for recycling. 

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Making additions to your yard

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One of the features of living in Montgomery Village, a planned community, is that there are architectural standards that all residents are required to follow with regard to the outside of their homes. These standards ensure our community remains beautiful and protects property values.

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