Moving forward

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by Glenn Gargan, President

I’m encouraged by the interest we have received from both Lidl and our residents, in attending the several outreach events that have been held thus far. The Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board and Village residents naturally have questions and concerns about perspective new businesses, and it is good to see these being brought to discussion in a civilized manner (unfortunately, not a given in today’s world). As with the Village Center and the Bloom development, I look forward to continued collaboration as we move forward with these opportunities.

This summer brings the end of the school year, and with that comes more children out playing during these, the longest daylight days of the year. We should collectively keep an eye out for little ones, who can pop up from anywhere. I am on record: we love all our children in the Village, and we have none to spare. With warmer weather present and kids outside, a request to please drive gently. Also, I have noticed many dogs not on leashes while out on walks on our paths. A reminder that county law requires all dogs to be on leashes when out on public (and Montgomery Village) property and paths.

Upcoming activities:

Saturdays June through October: MV Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 9801 Centerway Road

Saturday, July 13: Signature Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring The Reagan Years

Wednesday, July 17: KidjAM – Pam the KinderSinger, 10:30 a.m., South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road

Saturday, July 20: Yoga on the Dock, Lake Whetstone Dock, 18701 Montgomery Village Avenue, 9 to 10 a.m.

Wednesday, July 24: KidjAM – Squeals on Wheels Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m., South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road

Saturday, July 27: Community Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Bach to Rock Music School bands

Wednesday, July 31: KidjAM – Fitzomatix, South Valley Park, 10:30 a.m., South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road

Saturday, Aug. 10: Signature Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring The Lloyd Dobler Effect

Saturday, Aug. 24: Touch-A-Truck, North Creek Community Center parking lot, 20125 Arrowhead Road, 9 a.m. to Noon, quiet hour from 9 to 10 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 31: Doggie Paddle Swim, Whetstone Pool, 19140 Brooke Grove Court, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Ocho de Bastos

Saturday, Sept. 14: Signature Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Southern Charm

Saturday, Sept. 28: Family Movie Night – “Incredibles 2”, South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12: Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival, North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lastly, please remember that the Montgomery Village News print editions are now distributed monthly. The Montgomery Village Foundation includes pertinent information published online in the following print edition as well.

As is tradition, I invite you to get involved. Volunteerism is the secret ingredient in Montgomery Village, and the mix of skills, talents, and knowledge present in our community can only ensure our continued improvement if you and your neighbors volunteer.

Your input and feedback to me at garganmvf@gmail.com is welcome.

Best regards,

Glenn