We have a new board!

Allan Gold — President (allanrgold@gmail.com)
8709 Garfield Street
301 897 8434 (fixed)
202 361 3514 (cell)

Ed Rock — Vice President (edwinrock@hotmail.com)
5518 Lincoln Street
609 356 9459

Stephen Brown — Treasurer (sbr286@gmail.com)
5504 Hoover Street
240 743 4324

Stephen Godwin — Secretary (sgodwin@nas.edu)
8618 Garfield Street
301 493 8796

Rounding out the 2013 board of directors:

Amy Royden-Bloom (amyroyden@hotmail.com)
5514 Southwick Street
301 564 1565

Keary Cope (kearycope@gmail.com)
8715 Garfield Street
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 803-7001

Residential Construction Tips

Are you bothered by the dust, noise, or idling-truck emissions from nearby houses under construction? Home improvements and new construction projects are a reality when you live in such a desirable neighborhood. Find out the rules and how to report violations. Note that generators, even for temporary power outages, must comply with county noise limits. See the new section, Residential Construction Tips, under “Huntington Terrace”. Thanks to EPA consultant and resident Vera Ashworth for her research in this area.

Huntington Terrace Celebrates its Centennial in 2010

Huntington Terrace Logo

Established as a residential subdivision in 1910, Huntington Terrace will celebrate its centennial in 2010, and we are planning several festive events in acknowledgment. In February we kicked off our 100 years with a service project: a blood drive at NIH. We hope to provide 100 donations, one for each year of Huntington Terrace’s history. Look for yard signs and car magnets! Donations will be accepted through March. Our centennial-issue neighborhood directory will be distributed soon, and will list resident names, their addresses, phone numbers and email contacts. We are also planning a centennial party in summer 2010, showcasing local musical talent.

Our tree-lined neighborhood of single-family homes has a compact grid of narrow streets, modest front yards, and many sidewalks, all of which promote a sense of cohesiveness, safety and community. The 300 houses in Huntington Terrace offer a diversity of architectural styles including colonial, Cape Cod, ranch, Arts-and-Crafts, contemporary, neo-traditional, and even a log cabin originally built in1894. Many homes date to the 1910’s-1940’s. Unique for a suburb, Huntington Terrace appeals to a variety of residents because home prices range from the $600,000 to over $1,900,000. These housing options, along with strong neighborly ties and active civic engagement, attract people to Huntington Terrace. Many stay for decades!

Huntington Terrace is pedestrian-oriented. In fact, some houses lack driveways or garages. Many residents walk or cycle to work at National Institutes of Health or Navy Medical Center (just east) or to downtown Bethesda (one mile south). Metro stops are located in both of these employment centers, and bus stops line Old Georgetown Road, our eastern border. Children walk a few blocks to Bradley Hills Elementary School, and then matriculate to top-ranked Pyle Middle School and Whitman High School, just 1 and 1 ½ miles away. Situated inside-the-Beltway, Huntington Terrace offers the amenities of nearby downtown Bethesda with its outstanding restaurants, retail, and cultural amenities, along with the benefits of a mature residential neighborhood such as excellent schools, well-tended properties and engaged neighbors.

Social and recreational ties are strengthened at the nearby Bradley Park, which offers soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, a butterfly garden, and numerous jungle gyms. Further, Huntington Terrace Citizens’ Association, founded in 1937, hosts quarterly meetings, and its own newspaper, email list and “exchange”. In fact, our email network helped a newly-relocated teacher find a house-share this past fall. In addition, during the winter storms of 2009-2010 our network helped neighbors to connect with 4-wheel drive owners and receive transportation. We hold a variety of social events each year including a July 4 Parade, Gardening Day at its “Triangle Park” (featuring native plantings), a Halloween celebration, and a Jazz Fest. Respectful of its heritage, yet embracing the future, Huntington Terrace is a wonderful, traditional community looking forward to another 100 years!

[logo designed by HT resident, Anthony Clayman]

Attention All HT Tree Huggers

image002.jpgWere you aware that Montgomery County has a program available to its residents where you can request that a tree be planted free of charge on your tree lawn? If you are interested in getting on the County’s fall tree planting schedule, or would like additional information about the program, please contact Montgomery County arborist, Scott Myers, on (240) 777-6000. Scott will be able to answer any of your questions about the program, and can assist you with tree selection.

Attached is a list of native Maryland trees that can be used as a selection guideline depending on availability, or County changes/updates to the list. If there are power or phone lines directly above the planting area, the County will require you to select a specimen from the “Minor” tree list. In other non-encumbered areas, the County will require the resident to select a “Major” tree. The County makes arrangements ahead of time with Miss Utility to mark any gas lines that may impact where the tree can be planted. The approximate height and width of each specimen is shown on the list, as well as both the scientific and common names of each tree. There is a wide variety of trees to choose from, many flowering and with beautiful changing foliage, or interesting bark. This handout also provides numbers to call for tree and stump removal.

This is a wonderful opportunity to keep our HT community green, beautiful, and lush, and to replace many of the trees that have been taken down as a result of disease, storm damage, or new construction. It is also making a very worthwhile contribution to our environment.

Check it out and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!