Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ROCK CREEK PARK CLEAN UP - SATURDAY APRIL 4

Make a difference this Saturday.

Rally your friends and families or come yourself and join your neighbors to
pick up trash in a section of park near you. There will be nearly 50 trash
cleanups covering the 33-mile length of Rock Creek including several in the
Kensington area. All sites are approved for Student Service Learning (SSL)
hours.

To sign up for a location near you, click here
<http://friendsofrockcreek.org/> to visit the Friends of Rock Creek's
Environment web site.

Off the computer and into the woods! The weather should be beautiful.
Please bring work gloves, if you have them. And help spread the word to
others.

Many thanks to Kevin Flynn, Kathy Byars, Louise Hansen, Charles Andrews,
Barry Peoples and other Kensington area residents who are serving as local
coordinators.

State Highway Administration Public Workshop on Intersection Changes near Bethesda Naval Hospital - Thursday, April 2nd

State Highway Administration Public Workshop on Intersection Changes near Bethesda Naval
The Bethesda Naval Hospital is expanding due to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) project. To accommodate the increased traffic, the Maryland State Highway Administration is presenting preliminary designs for proposed changes to Connecticut Avenue, Jones Bridge Road, Cedar Lane, Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road. Of interest to Kensington residents is the potential widening of each of these roads near four key intersections. The meeting is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Bethesda - Chevy Chase High School Gymnasium. Drawings of the proposed changes will be on display at the meeting and SHA personnel will be available to answer questions and give instructions on how citizens can comment on the proposals. Click Here for more information.

Other pending projects that will add traffic to these same roads and intersections are the Intercounty Connector (ICC) and the planned mixed use development at Chevy Chase Lake.

Monday, March 30, 2009

13th Annual Caregivers Conference - May 6

13th Annual Caregivers Conference

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 — 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Countywide Educational Conference Sponsored by Interfaith
Works (formerly named Community Ministry of Montgomery
County), an interfaith charity that leads and engages Montgomery
County’s faith communities in serving the poor. Interfaith Works
sponsors the Interfaith Clothing Centers and many other services.
www.iworksmc.org

Conference Theme: We are our Strength ... Working Together To
Meet the Need

Conference Location: B’nai Israel Congregation,
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland

BOOK TALK AT THE WRITER'S CENTER IN BETHESDA - APRIL 5 @ 2 PM

FATAL LIGHT, Richard Currey’s classic novel of Vietnam and its aftermath is being released in
a 20th Anniversary Edition, with an introduction by the author. The author will be at The Writers Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda on Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m. to read from, discuss, and sign copies of the new edition, as well as answer questions. Currey will be introduced by Robert Aubry Davis of Sirius/XM Radio and WETA’s “Around Town” arts program.

There will be a post-reading reception at Gaffney’s Restaurant, in walking distance of The Writers Center at 7141 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda (next to the Montgomery Farm Women’s Co-Op). Event parking across the street from The Writers Center or in the Co- Op parking lot on Wisconsin Ave. Further information: The Writers Center, 301-654-8664,www.writer.org or at the author’s website www.richardcurrey.com/fatallight.html.

Jubilee Association Honors Sid Kramer - Tuesday, April 28

Jubilee honors an outstanding leader in Montgomery County. This year Jubilee will be toasting Sid Kramer, a former Montgomery County Executive, Maryland State Senator, and President of Kramer Enterprises in Silver Spring.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at the Marriott Washingtonian in Gaithersburg.

Blaire Lee will be Master of Ceremonies. Toasters include the Hon. Isiah Leggett, Lanny Davis, Hon. Sheila Hixson, the Hon. Ben Kramer, and Stewart Bainum.

Visit www.JubileeMD.org for more information.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Town of Kensington Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 4th Coffee with the Mayor 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 6th Town Council Meeting 7 pm (also Apr. 27)

Wednesday, April 8th M-NCPPC Sector Plan Open Office Hours 6:30 – 8:00 pm (also Apr. 22)

Thursday, April 9th Merchants & Business Owners Meeting 5:30 pm

Wednesday, April 22nd M-NCPPC Sector Plan Open Office Hours 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Monday, April 27th Town Council Meeting 7 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 9th GREEN DAY CELEBRATION – FREE Shred-It Truck, Earth/Arbor Day activities, FREE Give-Aways, Home Energy & Conservation tips, Entertainment, Food & more. 10 am – 1 pm

Every Saturday the Farmer’s Market is open at the Train Station Lot on Howard Avenue. 8 am – 12 noon

Also: The British Players present: GETTING MARRIED Now through April 5, 2009. Tickets & Info: www.britishplayers.org

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATES FOR THE TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS. CHECK WEBSITE FOR ALL UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION www.tok.md.gov

March 2009 Newsletter available online

Click here to read online.

NEW RENTAL - 4219 ANTHONY STREET, KENSINGTON

4219 Anthony St, Kensington
Active
For Rent - $ 1,775


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Friday, March 27, 2009

OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009

Open Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 1-4
10304 Parkwood Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 839,000


Open Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 1-4
9833 La Duke Drive, Kensington
Active
$ 759,000 - NEW PRICE!


Open Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 1-4
4405 Clearbrook Lane, Kensington
Active
$ 699,000 - NEW LISTING!


Open Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 1-4
8912 Spring Valley Road Chevy Chase
Active
$699,000

Thursday, March 26, 2009

NEW PRICE - 9833 LA DUKE DRIVE, KENSINGTON MD

9833 La Duke Drive, Kensington
Active
$ 759,000

OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009 FROM 1-4

NEW LISTING - 4405 CLEARBROOK LANE, KENSINGTON

4405 Clearbrook Lane, Kensington
Active
$ 699,000

OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2009 FROM 1-4


Welcome to this updated three bedroom, three bath expanded rambler located in Martin’s Addition to Chevy Chase View. Among its many features, please take note of the wonderful house renovation/additions that were completed in 1991. Walk into the gracious entry foyer offering a vaulted ceiling and unique window layout including a beautiful stained glass window. Enjoy the spacious formal living room with fireplace, alcoves for bookcases, and windows offering southern exposure. Note the formal dining room with skylights and views of the fenced private back yard. Other highlights of the thoughtful renovation are the large table space kitchen with updated appliances, vaulted ceiling and skylights, and the expanded master bedroom suite with bath and walk-in closet. Additional features include the redwood screened porch with Brazilian slate tile, beautiful hardwood flooring, a 2nd fireplace in the lower level family room, a large separate finished recreation room, off street parking and much more. Centrally located, you are minutes to the area’s schools, a neighborhood swim/tennis facility, as well as being near Rock Creek Park/Beach Drive, Grosvenor Metro Station (the Red Line) and downtown Kensington and Bethesda.


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

B-CC High School USED BOOK SALE: March 28 & March 29

SALE DATES:

Saturday 3/28/09 10:00 am till 6:00 pm
Sunday 3/29/09 10:00 am till 3:00 pm

Where do you folks find these books anyway??....Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, The Book of Guys, Absurdistan, and my favorite today, Florence of Arabia ("A biting satire of how America's good intentions can cause the Shiite to hit the fan"). That's just a sampling of the literary treasures that await you this weekend at the B-CC Book Sale.

Meanwhile, the book drop continues all week and so does the book sort. If you've got time on your hands waiting for those band buses to leave on Wednesday night, consider sorting some books with us in the large and small atriums!

DROP OFF DATES:

Monday 3/23/09 - Thursday 3/26/09 2:30 pm till 9:00 pm
Friday 3/27/09 2:30 pm till 5:00 pm

SALE DATES:

Saturday 3/28/09 10:00 am till 6:00 pm
Sunday 3/29/09 10:00 am till 3:00 pm

CURBSIDE DROP OFF LOCATION:
In the circle drive at the main entrance to B-CC High School (4301 East-West Hwy, Bethesda)
You deliver --- we unload!
Tax receipts given at drop-off.
All proceeds support B-CC PTSA!

Woman's Club of Chevy Chase Community Art Show - March 27-29

WCCC's Community Art Show will be held at the clubhouse March 27 - March 29. Artists may exhibit at this show. Contact Lou Harrell 301-365-0511 for further information.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Watercolor Paintings Exhibit by local artist Debra Halprin

You're Cordially Invited to Attend an Exhibit of Watercolor Paintings

by Artist Debra Halprin

Location:
Brookside Gardens Visitor Center
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Show runs from April 4th through May 22nd

ST. PAUL'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST - SAT APRIL 4

Saturday, April 4th, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Kensington will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8:00 - 10:30 AM. Proceeds will be given to the West River United Methodist Center. Cost: $5 adults, $2 children under 12, $15 family maximum. As a special treat, chocolate pancakes will be served in addition to the regular pancakes. Location: Heavener Hall, corner of Fawcett & Mitchell Streets, Old Town Kensington. For info call 301-933-7933.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,185,000
Open Sunday, 3/22 from 1-3



4622 Woodfield Rd, Bethesda
Active - NEW LISTING
$ 789,000
Open Sunday, 3/22 from 2-5



9707 Cedar Lane, Bethesda
Active
$ 749,000
Open Sunday, 3/22 from 1-4



8912 Spring Valley Road
Chevy Chase

Active
$699,000
Open Sunday, 3/22 from 1-4

Friday, March 20, 2009

NEW LISTING - 4622 WOODFIELD ROAD, BETHESDA


4622 Woodfield Rd, BethesdaAdd Image
Active
$ 789,000

Open Sunday, March 22, 2009 from 2-5

Welcome to this charming three bedroom, two and a half bath Colonial located in Bethesda’s close-in neighborhood of Parkwood. Among its many features, enjoy the updated kitchen with granite counters and Maple cabinets that opens out onto a private back deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped backyard and gardens. Please also note the first floor den/office with separate entranceway, as well as the fully finished and daylight lower level family room that offers built-in bookshelves and a walk out entrance to the back yard. This home is easy maintenance both inside and out offering HardiePlank siding on the addition, Andersen replacement windows throughout the house (with the exception of Pella in the den/office), and updated systems including the furnace, AC, hot water heater and electrical panel. Centrally located, you are within walking distance to Kensington-Parkwood Elementary, Rock Creek Park/Beach Drive, and Grosvenor Metro Station (the Red Line) as well as close to downtown Kensington, Bethesda and much more!


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Thursday, March 19, 2009

CORE YOGA • KENSINGTON

CORE YOGA • KENSINGTON

Spring 2009 Classes

www.coreyoga.us

Integrative Yoga Therapy

Kathleen Holmay, Registered Yoga Teacher

Guided Meditations … Hatha Yoga Postures

Breathing Exercises … Healing Imagery

• Mondays 7:30 – 9 pm

• Tuesdays 11:30 – 1:00 pm

• Thursdays 5:45 – 7:15 pm and 7:45 - 9:15 pm

12 Weeks – Monday, March 30 through Thursday, June 18, 2009

Registration

Contact Kathleen Holmay at 301-942-9595 or Kathleen@CoreYoga.us. Please pre-register to ensure your place in class and to help maintain a regular yoga practice.

Monday, March 16, 2009

NEW PRICE - 9705 E. BEXHILL DRIVE, KENSINGTON

9705 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 1,185,000

Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale & Boutique, sponsored by the United Methodist Men

What: Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale & Boutique, sponsored by the United Methodist Men

When: Friday, March 27th (8:00 AM to 6 PM)
Saturday, March 28th (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Where: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
10401 Armory Avenue
Heavener Hall
Corner of Mitchell & Fawcett Streets
Old Town Kensington

For info: 301-933-7933.

Donations of sellable items (no computer or exercise equipment, childrens’ car seats or heavy upholstered furniture please) are welcome and may be brought to the church on Thursday, March 26th between the hours of 8 AM – 7 PM.

Friday, March 13, 2009

OPEN HOUSES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009

9702 Hillridge Drive, Kensington
Active
$ 849,000
OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009 FROM 1-4



3018 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville
Active - NEW LISTING
$ 789,000
OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009 FROM 1-4



10918 Drumm Ave, Kensington
Active - NEW LISTING
$ 459,000

OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009 FROM 1-4

NEW PRICE - 8912 SPRING VALLEY RD., CHEVY CHASE

8912 Spring Valley Road
Chevy Chase

Active
$699,000

NEW LISTING - 10918 DRUMM AVE, KENSINGTON

10918 Drumm Ave, Kensington
Active
$ 459,000

OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009 FROM 1-4

Welcome to this expanded and renovated three bedroom, three bath Colonial home in Kensington Heights. The current owners put much thought and attention to detail into the complete renovation finished in 2003. Enjoy the updated kitchen with new SS appliances, new cabinets and breakfast bar opening out to the family room. Also note the updated double pane Pella/Anderson windows and fresh paint throughout. A spacious deck and generous yard provide a great outdoor entertaining space. The master bedroom suite offers a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, skylight and double vanity in the bath. The other bedrooms are both generous in size, light-filled, and feature large closets with built-in shelves. Centrally located, you are close to shopping, public transportation and the swim and tennis club! The well-designed expansion of the upper level provides for two attractive roof lines both on the front and back of the house.


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NEW LISTING - 2135 CLARK PLACE, SILVER SPRING

2135 Clark Place, Silver Spring
Active
$ 495,000

Welcome to this three bedroom, two and a half bath stone front town home located in Belvedere Glen. Just a short walk to Forest Glen Metro, this upscale community of townhomes offers all the amenities needed for convenient living. Among its many features, please note that this is one of the larger models in this community. Other amenities include a cozy family room with gas fireplace, two car garage and a spacious and light filled living level including a table space kitchen, open living and dining rooms and a private back deck. Also note the hardwood flooring throughout the first two levels and wooden blinds throughout. The bedroom level offers a master bedroom suite which includes a large bath, two additional bedrooms, laundry facilities and an additional full bath.


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NEW LISTING - 3018 GREENCASTLE ROAD, BURTONSVILLE

3018 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville
Active
$ 789,000

OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2009 FROM 1-4










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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

B-CC High School All Sports Boosters - Annual Mulch Sale

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
All Sports Boosters*
Annual Mulch Sale
April 2009

High Quality Shredded Hardwood
3 Cubic Feet Bags
$5.25 per bag includes FREE CURB SIDE DELIVERY
$6.25 per bag for delivery orders less then 10 bags

Delivery Dates:

Saturday, April 11 after 9 am
Saturday, April 18 after 9 am

Walk-Up Sales:

Saturday, April 25 during the Sports Booster Plant Sale
Come out and buy some beautiful plants and pick up your mulch.
We will also have Montgomery County Master Gardeners on hand to answer any questions on your planting and mulching needs.

Mulching is one of the most important ways to maintain a healthy landscape
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Pre Order Your Pick Up or Delivery Order NOW!!


I would like to support the B-CC All Sports Boosters by ordering the following:

# of Bags__________ Total $________

$5.25/bag for delivery/walk up -- $6.25/bag for delivery orders under 10 bags
Name:______________________
Best contact phone #_______________

Address:_______________________________
Email:___________________________

City:____________________________
Zip Code:______________________________


Please mail this order form with a check, payable to B-CC All Sports Boosters to:
Michelle Brown - PO Box 30205 - Bethesda, MD 20824

For more information or to place your order via email, contact Michelle: Mishfromdc@gmail.com

New Price - 9704 Hillridge Dr., Kensington

9704 Hillridge Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 795,000

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

KENSINGTON PARK MOMS CLUB - MARCH 25 & APRIL 29

Kensington Park MOMS Club (a national support group for mothers who primarily stay at home with their children) invites moms to attend the monthly meeting Wednesday, March 25th at 10:15am at the Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895. The meeting will include a presentation and demonstration by Stroller Strides.


This MOMS club is open to moms whose children are zoned to attend Garrett Park ES and Kensington Parkwood ES. The group's activities include trips to parks, lunch and coffee get-togethers, playgroups and more. More information is available at www.kensingtonparkmoms.com or you may email kpmomsclub@yahoo.com.

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Kensington Park MOMS Club (a national support group for mothers who primarily stay at home with their children) invites moms to attend the monthly meeting Wednesday, April 29th at 4pm at the Old Town Kensington Firehouse, Connecticut Avenue and Plyers Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895. The meeting will include a tour of the firehouse.


This MOMS club is open to moms whose children are zoned to attend Garrett Park ES and Kensington Parkwood ES. The group's activities include trips to parks, lunch and coffee get-togethers, playgroups and more. More information is available at www.kensingtonparkmoms.com or you may email kpmomsclub@yahoo.com.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Open Houses for Sunday, March 8, 2009

Open Sunday, March 8, 2009

Open 1-4 PM

10304 Parkwood Drive, Kensington $ 839,000

Open - 1-4 PM

4407 Woodfield Road, Kensington, Maryland $ 825,000

Open - 1-4 PM

9833 La Duke Drive, Kensington, MD 20895 $ 795,000

Open Sunday 1-4 PM

10103 Frederick Avenue, Kensington - $ 659,000

Open 1-3 PM


4115 Warner Street, Kensington - $ 450,000

New Price - 4115 Warner Street., Kensington










4115 Warner St, Kensington
Active
$ 450,000

Thursday, March 5, 2009

NEW LISTING - 9833 LA DUKE DRIVE, KENSINGTON MD



9833 La Duke Drive, Kensington, MD
Active
$ 795,000
Open Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 1-4

Welcome to this wonderfully renovated four bedroom, two and a half bath Colonial located in Rock Creek Hills. The current owners have put much thought and attention to detail improving this home since their purchase. Among its features, this home offers updated double pane windows, a new roof, new AC systems, and new hardwood flooring. The owners also completely renovated the table space kitchen which now offers stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and natural stone tile backsplash, as well as a breakfast bar and plenty of cabinetry space. Please note the large family room with fireplace off the kitchen that opens to a stunning screened-in porch and deck addition also added by the current owners. Centrally located, you are near the area’s schools, shopping, public transportation and much more.



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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

NEW LISTING - 4407 WOODFIELD RD, KENSINGTON MD

4407 Woodfield Road, Kensington
Active
$ 825,000
Open Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 1-4

Welcome to this beautifully renovated and expanded five bedroom, four bath Colonial located on a corner lot in Parkwood. This house offers updates galore! Enjoy the great circular floor plan throughout the main level offering a renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances opening to a breakfast bar and dining area, as well as the cozy living room with fireplace and bay window. The private deck on the back of the house overlooks a beautifully landscaped, fenced yard with mature plantings and nicely designed stone retaining walls. The second level offers a wonderful master bedroom suite with walk-in closets, a vaulted ceiling and a gorgeous bath, as well as two other bedrooms, bath and a separate laundry room. The finished lower level offers a large recreation room, an additional full bath, along with plenty of storage. Centrally located, you are near the area’s schools, Rock Creek Park, downtown Bethesda and Kensington, as well as public transportation and more! Please let this brochure be the guide to the many other amenities this home has to provide.



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NEW LISTING - 10304 PARKWOOD DR., KENSINGTON

10304 Parkwood Dr, Kensington
Active
$ 839,000
OPEN SUNDAY, MARCH 8, FROM 1-4

Welcome to this stunning one of a kind five bedroom, four bath Colonial home located in Kensington Estates. Please note the exquisite top of the line paint job completed by the previous owners who also owned Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, Inc. You will see beautiful murals and many different types of paint throughout - including textured, linen and ceramic examples. Enjoy the many other amenities this home has to offer including a cozy living room with fireplace that opens out to a private back deck, hot tub and patio. The table space kitchen with granite countertops, Kraft Maid custom cabinetry, breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances also opens out to the first floor family room. The upper level offers spacious bedrooms including a wonderful master bedroom suite with access to an upper level deck and full bath. And don’t miss the lower level exercise room with built-in tv/dvd player and mirrors or the media room - complete with projection unit, screen and all accompanying media equipment! Centrally located, this home backs to Rock Creek Park and Beach Drive and is also conveniently located near the area’s schools, public transportation and much more!




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