Pet of the Month for May — Mr. Twain

Twain is a 45 lb Labradoodle who arrived to us in September of 2010.  He is one of the best members of our family; thrives on exercise, mini treats, visits with both two legged and four legged friends and family. He has a couple of bad habits: raiding outdoor clothing pockets to latch on to some leftover treats, and barking if so much as a moth flies by our property.  Anecdotally, he and I have many discussions, when we pass by, about the loss to the community of the Chevy Chase Lake Market.

Jazz Fest and Silent Auction/Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase/April 21

Jazz Fest!  Featuring the Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble, a Silent Auction and Sale of Pop Art of iconic Jazz greats and others by Hanna Sobonya.  Saturday, April 21st; Doors open at 6 pm for Silent Auction and Art sales; Concert at 7:30 pm.  Purchase tickets through Eventbrite: Students $15; Adults $30. Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase; benefits music scholarship and building preservation.  Held at 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD; free parking behind the club off Dunlop Street.

 Boff Silent Auction:  Have we got some terrific things for you!  The doors open on Saturday, April 21, at 6pm to give everyone a chance to look over the auction items and the portraits for sale.  Among the exciting offerings are:

 Tour of Topper Shutt’s WUSA9 weather station * Hillwood tickets *Lunch with Connie Morella at La Ferme * Autographed copy of Martha Grimes’ new book out April 7 * $500 certificate for home repairs from Fred, a division of Case Design * Two orchestra seats for Princeton Jazz Festival, June 23, 2018 at 8 pm * Three months membership at Rock Creek Sports Club *One Saturday Night stay and Sunday Brunch, for two, at the Army & Navy Club in Washington, DC. * Michael Kors handbag * Sumptuous sable paw fur * One ticket to The Barber of Seville, May 13th * Round Trip to NYC on Vamoose * Lunch with Jeff Waldstreicher at Normandie Farm *



Open Meeting on MDOT Managed Lane Study/BCC High School on Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 pm

The following press release was issued by the Maryland Department of Transportation earlier this month:



Citizens Encouraged to Attend Mid-April Evening Meetings in Upper Marlboro, Clarksburg, Bethesda and Greenbelt

(April 3, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will hold four public open houses in April for the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study, which is the first step for public input on the Traffic Relief Plan to reduce congestion on two of the state’s most heavily traveled highways. The National Capital region is one of the most congested in the nation with some of the highest commuting times.

“Understanding the local perspective will help us determine the best plan to reduce traffic congestion, increase economic development, enhance safety and return quality of life to Maryland commuters in this area,” said Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn.

MDOT SHA, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study to identify innovative transportation solutions to reduce congestion.

The study considers improvements along the entire length of I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Maryland, as well as the entire length of I-270 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Highway) up to I-70 in Frederick County, Maryland. The I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study extends along I-495 from south of the American Legion Bridge in Virginia to east of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and on I-270 from I-495 to I-370, including the east and west spurs. The study will include a review of existing and future traffic, existing roadway infrastructure, and environmental conditions to identify alternatives and assess potential impacts.

The four public open houses will solicit public input regarding the scope of the study, including the purpose and need, potential alternatives to be considered, and environmental impacts to be evaluated.

The open house dates and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, April 17; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High School
12650 Brook Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Wednesday, April 18; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Clarksburg High School
22500 Wims Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

Thursday, April 19; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
4301 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814

Tuesday, April 24; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770

All open houses related to the study will be held in locations accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person requiring special assistance, such as a language interpreter, should contact 1-833-858-5960 or via email at [email protected] at least 48 hours before the workshop they want to attend.

CONTACT INFORMATION: The public and other interested parties are encouraged to comment on-line at the study’s website (, via email at [email protected], or by hard copy during the public workshops. Hard copy comments can also be mailed to the I-495 and I-270 P3 Project Office at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, 707 North Calvert Street, Mail Stop P-601, Baltimore MD 21202.

Jeanette Mar – Environmental Program Manager, Federal
Highway Administration, Maryland Division

George H. Fallon Federal Building
31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1520
Baltimore MD 21201
(410) 779-7152; [email protected]

Lisa B. Choplin – Project Director, I-495 and I-270 P-3 Project Office

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
707 North Calvert Street, Mail Stop P-601
Baltimore MD 21202
(833) 858-5960; [email protected]

For more information on this project, please visit the project website at

43rd Annual Community Art Show and Sale at Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase — April 13-15, 2018

The 43rd Annual Community Art Show and Sale will be held this weekend (April 13-15, 2018).  Over 150 local artists will exhibit works in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic, photography and drawing.  Bring your checkbook!

Show hours:  Friday ~ 2 pm to 5;  Saturday ~ 11 am to 5 pm;  Sunday 1 to 5 pm.  FREE and Open to the Public.  Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, and held at 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase; free parking behind the clubhouse off Dunlop. For further information, go to .

Village Yard Sale Reminder for April 21/Not Too Late to Sign Up

This is a reminder that the annual Village yard sale will take place on Saturday, April 21,  from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  All the details can be found on the following link:  YARDSALE FLYER 2018  Also, it is not too late to sign up if you are interested and haven’t had a chance to do so to date.  The organizer, Ingrid Dallaire, will accept sign-ups through next Thursday, April 19.  If you are interested in participating and have not yet done so, please contact her directly — her contact details are provided below.  She prepares a map showing all the participant locations, so contacting her by the deadline will ensure that your residence appears on the map.  And for items not sold, there is a charity pickup starting from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the NCC Pool.

Contact details for Ingrid Dallaire
Ingrid Dallaire
Realtor:Long and Foster
Mobile: 301-455-6962
Office: 301-215-4779

Pet of the Month –Scout

Scout is a 8-month old miniature poodle. She is a playful and mischievous puppy who loves the company of humans and dogs alike. Although she loves to play with others she can also keep herself entertained well with rocks in the backyard or by pulling a roll of toilet paper through the house. Scout is made recognizable by her perfectly imperfect under-bite. If you meet her you will see her bottom teeth sticking out as a result of this, but know that it is not her baring her teeth and she is approachable and friendly! Her favorite toys are her yellow and orange polka-dotted squeaky bone and a yellow leg that she tore off her first stuffed animal, and her favorite treats are Gala apples and Vace pizza crust.

Bulk Trash Reminder for Saturday, March 17

This is a reminder that the next Village Bulk Trash Pickup is scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 17, 2018.   Please have items for pickup curbside by 7:00 a.m. that morning.

Forum for District 1 Candidates for County Council on March 14, 2018

Village residents are encouraged to attend a forum for all District 1 candidates for County Council.  This forum will take place on March 14th, 7:00PM at the National 4H Center (7100 Connecticut Ave.) auditorium.  Please see attached notice on this event.   District 1 flyer (1)


The candidates who are currently running for election to the District 1 Council representative position are: Bill Cook, Pete Fosselman, Andrew Friedson, Ana Sol Gutierrez, Jim McGee, Regina “Reggie” Oldak, Dalbin Osorio, Meredith Wellington; R: Richard Banach

As the Village of North Chevy Chase is located in District 1, this forum is particularly significant for Village residents, as it will let you meet and hear the candidates running to replace Roger Berliner, who cannot seek reelection as the District 1 representative because of the term limits that were recently adopted in Montgomery County with respect to the County Council.  It is also important that all registered voters in the Village be sure to vote in the primary election on June 26.  The best way to express concerns that you may have about activities in the County that affect the Village and our quality of life here is to vote. If you do not vote, your voice is silent.



Hi, I’m Truffle:

I was busy watching out the window but looked over my shoulder for this picture. As a puppy I was dark brown but chose my current brownish-gray which suits me perfectly. Being an athlete I try to out run (and out bark) everyone.  Throw a ball and I‘ll bound to retrieve it.  I spend most of my time sitting in the front window watching the world (and the school kids) go by, barking at everyone and hoping  someone will stop with a treat.  A visit by Charley, Maggie or Jack from up the street to play is one of the few things that takes me off my perch.