A few neighborhood volunteer opportunities have come up. Please see below. Thanks, Allan
- Our Sunday, May 19, ice cream social is coming up fast. We are asking for volunteers to help set up between 1 and 2, monitor the moon bounce between 2 and 4, serve ice cream between 2 and 4, and help clean up. Please contact board member Amy Royden-Bloom if you are interested in helping out. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- We’re looking ahead to the traditional children’s July 4 parade that begins at the top of Madison Street. Are there neighbors who want to help organizing the event, working with board member Keary Cope (email@example.com)? Our friends in Bradmoor have expressed interest in a joint party at the Bradley Hills park at the end of the parade. (They are looking for their own volunteers, too.)
- Would anyone wish to join our neighbor Carol Ann Rudolph (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a committee to study the continuing issue of construction noise and to pursue ways to address it? This is decidedly not an anti-construction campaign. Construction is a long-term fact of life here (see the Sunday Washington Post article link below). The idea is to identify community-level approaches to the issue to get ahead of the unpleasant confrontations that occur from time to time between neighbors and builders. Construction and its attendant disruptions will only grow as an issue when Suburban Hospital begins its five-year expansion project.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 9:00 am until Noon
Come join your HT neighbors on Saturday April 6th at the Triangle (corner of Roosevelt and Garfield Streets) for an invigorating and fun Spring beautification of our award-winning community garden. Gardeners and non-gardeners alike are welcome. Come for all or part of the time. Bring tools and gloves if you have them. We’ll be pulling weeds and deadheading plants, but primarily putting down mulch. Refreshments will be provided. Rain date will be Saturday, April 13th.
If you’re not able to attend the clean-up, but wish to participate in some fashion, we’re always looking for donations for upkeep and materials. Checks can be sent to the HTCA treasurer Stephen Brown, 5504 Hoover Street. Big or small – all contributions are welcome .
Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone!!
[note from admin]:The following was sent in an email to HTCA.net and is reproduced here for your convenience. I’ve also reproduced the attachments as posts and hyperlinked them from this message. Click on the hyperlinks to view them.
The attached information was distributed at the block party on July 9th, however; if you missed it, please check it out and share with your neighbors who do not access this web-site.
The first attachment describes a Montgomery County program that gives residents free trees for the front â€œtree lawnâ€ areas of their home. If you recently have had a diseased tree taken down, or have sustained storm damage, this would be the place to request a replacement tree, stump grinding, etc. Even if you never had a tree there before, the County will still plant one for you. Please check out all the information provided, and the phone numbers to call. This is a great opportunity to get on their fall planting schedule!
Also attached is general information about the triangle landscaping project. We really need volunteers to make this a true community project. There are numerous ways in which to help and all gardeners and non-gardeners are very welcome to participate. It will be a fun and â€œneighbor-bondingâ€ experience, so please donâ€™t miss out!!!
If you have any questions about any of the information provided, please contact me on (301) 493-6968 or via e-mail at d.perry1 at starpower dot net.
As you may have already heard, we were successful in our grant application to Montgomery County to receive $500 towards our Huntington Terrace beautification project. This money will be a great start in revitalizing the landscaping in the triangular parcel of land at the intersection of Roosevelt and Garfield Streets. Planning is already underway to create a beautiful green space for all HT residents to enjoy.
The County has planted in the triangle, at our request, two Kousa Dogwoods and one Sugar Maple. Though small now, the maple will someday create a lovely shaded area, and the dogwoods beautiful foliage and flowers for all to enjoy. It is anticipated that the work to create new planting beds for shrubs and perennial flowers will begin in early September. In the interim, there is still a lot of work to do, and you can help!
We are seeking volunteers to assist in the following ways:
- Initial ground breaking and digging of beds. Although we will be renting some equipment to assist us with this part of the task, it would be wonderful to have some muscle and/or strong backs for this unglamorous, but very necessary part of the project.
- Initial planting of shrubs, ground cover, and flowers
- Maintenance of the triangle a few times a year to include pruning, weeding, deadheading of flowers, or some light mulching. Watering during dry spells would be great too if you live close-by.
- If you are unable to volunteer for any physical work, but are very interested in helping, donations can be made to:
HTCA, c/o Jerry Hildebrand
5601 Madison Street
Bethesda, MD 20817
Please indicate on your check that the monies are for the “Triangle Project” so that it gets applied appropriately. No sum is too small or too large!
- Several people have started to make offers of plants from their own gardens. This is great! We want to make this a “HT community” project so the more that participate the better. Remember that until the trees are more mature the triangle will be fairly sunny. Sun loving, low maintenance, and somewhat drought tolerant shrubs or plants would be most welcome!
The triangle project will be an ongoing labor of love that will evolve over time. The County grant money and the HTCA match will cover only a small portion of the cost to really make this area something special. Any involvement by HT residents, either physically or monetarily, will be welcomed with open arms. You do not have to have gardening experience, or a green thumb, to join the fun!
If you have an interest in any of the areas mentioned above, please fill out the attached form, or if you have further questions, or wish additional information, please contact me at d.perry1 at starpower dot net or on (301) 493-6968. Thanks!