Herbicide Spraying Today Near 3800 Block of Inverness Drive

The scheduled herbicide spraying on the Maryland State Highway Administration property adjacent the Village on the 3800 block of Inverness Drive did take place earlier this morning, as we had been advised.  Signs have been posted along and inside of the fence indicating that the spraying has occurred.


Chevy Chase Library Looking for a Few Good People

The following message is from The Friends of the Library/Chevy Chase

Help Wanted

Your library needs you. The Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase is looking for a few good people to help make our great community library even better. Here are some of the positions we’re recruiting for:

Member of the Board: help guide our work and put your ideas into action. Short meetings at the library at 6 pm on the third Wednesday once every two months. No prior experience necessary.

Program liaison: work with library staff to come up with great programming ideas and bring them to fruition.

Foreign Film Series host. Select the films for the series and introduce them at the once-per-month showing.

Accountant/bookkeeper for one-time job: Help us do a one-time informal internal audit of our very simple books.

Family Fun Day volunteers: help with children’s crafts, planting project, fire station visit, or membership table at the Oct. 14 Family Fun Day (any hour between 10-4)

Interested in finding out more? Please email me at folChevyChase@gmail.com or come to our annual members meeting Sept. 27 at 6 PM.

Thanks for supporting our library!

Judy McGuire, Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase

 


State Highway Admin Herbicide Spraying Near Inverness Drive on August 15

The Village has received the following alert from the Maryland State Highway Administration about herbicide spraying adjacent to Inverness Drive scheduled for August 15, 2017.

“A field inspection was conducted Wednesday, August 9th at MD 185/I-495 interchange, it has been determined that the areas near Village of North Chevy Chase/Inverness Drive will need to have invasive vegetation treatments. The contractor will perform foliar applications to invasive vines/vegetation that has regenerated and they will be hand removing 1-2’ Ailanthus Trees followed up with a cut/stump treatment to the woody stumps. The contractor is slated to start the vegetation control on August 15th @ 9:00 a.m., weather pending. Vegetation control work will be completed within one business day. At the conclusion of vegetation control work a herbicide advisory marker will be placed at this location.”


Pet of the Month- Einstein!

Hi! I’m Einstein Theis.  I’m a 2.5 year old French Bulldog. I love playing outside with sticks and trying to get the birdie when my humans play badminton. I know many tricks to get people to give me a treat — I can sit, stay, come, or give my paw. My best friend is Teddy the golden retriever, because he doesn’t get upset when I jump on him. My favorite thing to do when I am tired is to lie down on a cold floor like an alligator. I recently completed Sidewalk Dog Training with David Schmucker, and now my humans are better than ever! Although I may bark at you, that just means I would love to be your friend.


Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library

Please consider joining the Friends of the Library – Chevy Chase to enhance and expand programming at our terrific local library. You can join at:
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/folmc [donatenow.networkforgood.org]
Don’t forget to check off Chevy Chase under “Designate Your Gift”. Or pick up an application in the back lobby of the library and turn it in to the front desk. THANKS!

Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

On Tuesday, 08/01, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590. Free. No reservations needed.
On Tuesday, 08/01, 8, 15 and 29 at 10:30 AM Toddler Time: Please join us for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays just right for two and three year olds.
On Wednesday, 08/02/17 at 6:00 PM Know Your News: Do you ever wonder if the news you read is true? Have you been fooled by a news story someone shared with you via social media? In this program, trained librarians will discuss several strategies for evaluating news stories and provide you with a toolbox to take with you on the go. No matter where you are, you’ll have the resources you need to Know Your News
On Thursday, 08/03/17 at 12:00 PM Elibrary Help: Confused about accessing the library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines? Want to know more about the apps we offer? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a staff member. Call the branch at 240-773-9590 to register. Please bring your device, library card and Amazon account information if you have a Kindle.
On Friday, 08/04, 11, 18 and 25 at 3:30 PM Lego Play: Drop in for an open session of Lego play on Fridays between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Elementary age with an adult. We will provide the Legos and space, you provide the imagination. No registration needed….
On Saturday, 08/05, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.
On Saturday, 08/05/17 at 10:30 AM Maryland Zoo Presents: Sensory Safari: Learn about the five senses and discover how animals use their senses to survive. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter. Space is limited. Please pick up a free ticket at the information desk on the day of the program.
On Saturday, 08/05/17 at 2:00 PM Foreign Film Series: Coming Home (2015) China. After years as a political prisoner in a labor camp during China’s Cultural Revolution, Lu returns to his devoted wife Feng, only to discover she has amnesia and is unable to recognize him. Join us for screenings of a variety of films from around the world. Film is typically shown on the first Saturday of each month. All movies have English subtitles. Screenings will begin at 2:00 p.m.
On Monday, 08/07/17 at 4:30 PM Read to a Dog: Chevy Chase Library is partnering with P.A.L. for a read to a dog program the first Monday of every month! Young readers will be able to share stories with a furry friend. Dogs will never judge or correct them, which allows them to really improve their reading skills. Drop in.
On Friday, 08/11/17 at 7:00 PM Teens After Hours: Trivia Night: Teens, join us for a fun after hours trivia event! Teams will compete in trivia across different fun categories for prizes and bragging rights!
On Monday, 08/21/17 at 10:30 AM Solar Eclipse Storytime: Learn fun songs and stories about space to celebrate the solar eclipse happening today! We will learn about space and practice early literacy skills like singing, reading, finger plays, and more.
On Monday, 08/21/17 at 1:30 PM Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!: The Chevy Chase Library will be hosting a viewing party for the 2017 Solar Eclipse! We will have a limited number of solar viewing glasses available for registered attendees. Registration begins on August 7th. If the eclipse is not visible from our area, we will be streaming the event live in our meeting room.
On Tuesday, 08/22/17 at 11:00 AM Energy Express Workshop: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be hosting this Energy Express workshop where kids age 8 to 12 years old can learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency in a fun, interactive, and hands on way. Space is limited, please register for this program. Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to attend with their child.


Upcoming Hearing on Audubon Society Variance Petition re Fence Height

The Montogmery County Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing in the Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 2nd Floor, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville on Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 AM. The Audubon Naturalist Society is petitioning for a variance to allow construction of a 10 foot fence around the perimeter of their property.


Emmit, July Pet of the Month

Emit, aka Mr. Personality, is a 12 y.o.  miniature poodle who loves being around people and is quick to offer up his belly for a rub.  He enjoys going on long sniffs (aka walks), playing catch and riding in the car in between naps.
While never demanding, if left home alone he has let his displeasure be known by pulling toilet paper throughout the house.  He wishes everyone a Happy Independence Day!


NCC Connections/July Events and Updates

NCC CONNECTIONS: July Events and Updates

There is no General Meeting this month.

VOLUNTEER NEWS
NCCC Volunteer applications for driver and other services are now being accepted. We will be launching our transportation and other services in the fall. You can apply online by going to our website www.northchevychaseconnections.org On the home page click the “GO” button under “Volunteer” and the volunteer application will display. Once filled in the application can be submitted online. Alternatively you can print it out, fill it in, and send or drop it off at Mary Margaret Patterson’s home, 9011 Montgomery Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

LISTSERV MEMBERSHIP
Sign up for our Listserv to be totally in the loop with neighborhood happenings and offerings. Details and instructions are available here: https://goo.gl/gT6Cwn

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Community Solar Program, Information Meeting for NCC, Thursday July 6, 7:00 pm
Location: North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy

Under recent legislation, Maryland is launching a new “community solar” pilot program.
How does it work? With community solar, you can get low priced solar power for your home even if you can’t have solar on your roof.
Under the community solar program, you can:
Buy a share of solar electricity from a multi-user community solar array, OR
Own panels in a local community solar project.
You’ll still get any extra power you need from Pepco.

Support the environment. Through community solar, we can reduce the use of fossil fuels.

Save money. Savings estimate: 10% below Pepco rates. If you choose to own panels, the electricity is free.

Interested? A group of NCC residents has been tracking the program’s development. The state is just beginning to authorize solar developers and utilities (for us, Pepco) to start organizing projects.

Anyone can look for a project and consider signing up. But we think that if interested neighbors approach projects together, we can negotiate more favorable costs.

If you might be interested, let us know! Don’t worry—no commitment is needed now. But we do need an estimate of interested NCC households as we start reaching out to project developers.

If interested, please email our neighborhood working group at chevychasesolar@gmail.com.

For more information, see the attachment and the Public Service Commission’s page at http://www.psc.state.md.us/electricity/community-solar-pilot-program/

And – come to an NCC neighborhood information meeting about Community Solar in the NCC Christian Church community room (8814 Kensington Pkwy) at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 6th.

Alfred Bartlett, M.D., North Chevy Chase

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Decluttering Workshop Sunday, July 16, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington

Volunteer Training: How To Help People Declutter Their Homes, Respectfully & Safely
Hosted by the Villages of Kensington, this 2-hour training session will focus on giving volunteers hands-on strategies to help people declutter their homes safely and respectfully. Presented by Pazit Aviv, Montgomery County Village Coordinator. Pazit has plenty of experience with decluttering support, “painstakingly acquired” at her previous position at a local housing authority that included 6 years of service on a hoarding task force. This training session is for Village volunteers as well as other community volunteers, and is sponsored by Villages of Kensington. To attend, please RSVP to Donna Savage, membership coordinator for Villages of Kensington, members@villagesofkensingtonmd.org, or call our VoK phone at 301-509-0191

Looking forward to welcoming Volunteers from your Village to this training event!

Donna R. Savage

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NCC Connections is part of the “village” movement of grassroots networks of neighbors ready to help each other and share useful information, services and activities. Our intergenerational network aims not only to make it easier for seniors to age-in-place, but to aid younger families trying to balance today’s life demands. Visit our website at http:// northchevychaseconnections.org

North Chevy Chase Connections, Inc. is a Maryland not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code.


Summer Newsletter from Friends of Chevy Chase Library

Summer is here and the library is cool! Lots of great activities going on with Build a Better World, the summer reading program for elementary school children. We also include an intro to our new Branch Manager, Lindsey Hundt, and news about the library makeover coming in 2019.

I hope to see you at the library soon!

Judy McGuire
Newsletter and Membership Chair

To see the Summer Newsletter itself, please click this link:  FOLCC newsletter summer 2017


Bulk Trash Pickup Reminder for June 17

This is a reminder that the next Village Bulk Trash Pickup is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2017.   Please have items for pickup curbside by 7:00 a.m. that morning.