Montgomery Village News Articles

County seeks qualified community grant reviewers

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The Montgomery County Office of Grants Management (OGM) is seeking qualified individuals with relevant experience to review and evaluate applications submitted to the county’s various competitive grants programs for fiscal years 2024 and 2025. Reviewers will undergo mandatory training, assess programs on a rolling basis throughout the year and will be compensated for their time.

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What you need to know for the 2024 pool season

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What to know for the 2024 pool season Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) is preparing for the 2024 pool season, including getting our pools ready for summer. The 2024 Pool Schedule and updates to the Pool Operating Policy were recently approved by the MVF Board of Directors at its January Meeting. Here is what you need to know for the 2024 MVF Pool Season: 

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Montgomery County Relaunches Free Computer Distribution Program for 60,000 Low-Income Residents

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Montgomery Connects, the County’s digital equity and inclusion program, has launched a new program to distribute 60,000 free Chromebook laptop computers to low-income families, thanks in part to a Federal Connectivity Fund grant valued at $22.7 million.

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MVF begins 33rd annual scholarship fund drive for Village high school seniors

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Since 1991, the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF), in partnership with Gaithersburg and Watkins Mill high schools, has awarded scholarships to deserving Village high school seniors totaling more than $55,500.

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Free, virtual Diabetes Self-Management Program starts Thursday, Feb. 22

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Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 22, Montgomery County residents can participate in a free community-based Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), presented by the Department of Health and Human Services. This 6-week program will be held virtually from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday.

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From the desk of the EVP: Small acts of participation yield large community rewards

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When you look at your daily schedule—all the things you hope to accomplish in a day—then add in the interruptions and distractions that take away from that list, and even if you are able to move a task or two to tomorrow instead, it’s easy to think, “there is not enough time to add one more thing.”

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Montgomery County offers free tax help for income-eligible residents

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Good news for income-eligible Montgomery County residents. Residents with household incomes of $64,000 or less can now schedule free tax appointments with the Community Action Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Looking back at my time as the MVF Student Representative

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By Obehi Eromosele

During the summer of 2023, I was given the amazing opportunity to work at Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) as part of my position on the MVF Board of Directors as the 2023 Student Representative.

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2024 Architectural Standards Community Inspections

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Every year, the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Architectural Standards Department performs scheduled community inspections. The Architectural Standards Department will be performing inspections in the North Village community this year. Once North Village inspections are completed, staff will continue conducting inspections in the Horizon Run Condominium and Thomas Choice Condominium communities.

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Lake Marion sediment removal in January

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In November, the water level at Lake Marion was lowered following a partial collapse of one of the toe drains in the dam. This issue was identified during an inspection conducted by Montgomery County, which is responsible for the structural maintenance of the pond. The lowered water level has exposed a sediment delta on the side of the lake closest to the Lake Marion Community Center.

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Trash and recycling collection reminders

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Trash collection is a service paid for by homeowners and managed through a contract by their local homes corporation or condominium association.

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2023 Year in Review at MV Parks

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2023 was an exceptional year for Montgomery Village recreational amenities, including the opening of two brand-new parks, as well as some needed repairs and refurbishments to some of our existing parks. If you missed any of the announcements, read on for a summary of this year’s progress, as we look forward to another great year for parks in 2024.

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From the EVP's desk: Driving factors of limited parking

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One of the topics that I hear about most from residents is parking. Folks always want to know why there isn’t enough parking; why we can’t add more parking; why parking is so strict/why are pickup trucks not allowed; or why did my car get towed. 

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Letter to the Editor – Don O’Neill

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The following Letter to the Editor was sent to the Village News for publication.

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Lake Marion toe drain repair needed

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Montgomery County has informed Montgomery Village Foundation that a toe drain at Lake Marion Dam has experienced a partial collapse.

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Monument Realty proposes change to Area 2 development

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On November 6, Monument Realty presented their concept of replacing 8 single-family (SFH) detached home lots with 7 strings of townhomes (TH) along the still-to-be-built extension of Stewartown Road in Area 2 of the Bloom Village development.

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Evergreen decides to discontinue apartment complex proposal

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In an email from Evergreen Investment Company received Friday, Nov. 10, Land Use Attorney Heather Dlhopolsky said, “the owner of Evergreen has decided to terminate the project, so we will not be moving forward.”

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MVF Recreation Committee to hold community meeting about Stedwick Pool and Bathhouse renovation

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The MVF Recreation Committee will host a virtual community meeting on the major renovation of Stedwick Community Center Pool and Bathhouse on Monday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom meeting details are at the bottom of this article.

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MVF Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan 2024–2028 is approved

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At the October 26 Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved the MVF Recreation and Parks Department’s Strategic Plan called, “MV: A More Active Tomorrow.” The department updated strategic priorities for its core provisions, which include aquatics, facilities, parks and programming.

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MVF offers a pilot permit parking program at Apple Ridge Recreation Area

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Do you need an overnight parking space for your residential (non-commercial) vehicle? The Montgomery Village Foundation is offering a pilot permit parking program at Apple Ridge Recreation Area, 10101 Apple Ridge Road.

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