Today, we made the hard decision to CANCEL the Montgomery Hills Street Fest. While we could deal with light rain, the forecast is calling for heavy rain and high winds, and therefore we are postponing the Fest until Spring 2023. While Ian is dampening our fun, our thoughts are first and foremost with those in the wake of the storm.
Here is our plan going forward:
Don’t head to the Fest, instead head to Denizens and join us at the ‘Ian Can’t Defeat Us‘ Meet-up from 3 pm until 6 pm
Order food from Meleket and Nothing Bundt Cakes, both of these local businesses planned to sell and share food at the Street Fest, let’s show them our support!
Come to First Fridays! They’re BACK – look for upcoming information about November and December dates at MoHills restaurants
Montgomery Hills Business Roundtable – coming this fall!
2023 MH Street Fest Take 2 – Stay tuned for the date
Unfortunately, canceling the Fest means that we lose a significant amount of the funding we raised because we are obligated to still pay for the tents, tables, chairs, sound equipment, and porta-potties we rented. We are grateful to our generous donors — without whom we could not have a Fest. Once we have paid all non-refundable costs, we will bank the remaining funds for use for a 2023 Spring Street Fest. All donors will be recognized for the future Fest.
Thank you for donating your time to volunteer and money to support the Street Fest! Everyone is welcome to join us at Denizens to celebrate our wonderful community where we all get to live and work and commit to making the Georgia Avenue corridor a safe, pleasant, and vibrant place to be!
There will be great food and drinks for all who fest!
Denizens, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Meleket, Fred’s Ice Cream, Silver Spring Wings are just some of the foods and drinks you can sample while you are enjoying the music, meeting neighbors, browsing the vendor tables, playing games, and making art.
On May 1, 2022, the NWCA Board and Community Design Committee dedicated the first North Woodside Memorial Bench, in honor of longtime community volunteer, Woody Brosnan. The short ceremony, held in the “pocket park” at the intersection of Lanier Drive and 3rd Avenue, included a ribbon cutting by Mr. Brosnan’s wife, current North Woodside resident and NWCA Secretary Amy Henchey, plus memories of Mr. Brosnan’s dedication to local service by neighbor Gus Bauman.
If you would like to contribute to the cost of the bench you may make a donation to the NWCA’s new Neighborhood Beautification and Memorial Fund. To donate by check or PayPal, follow the directions on our NWCA Dues page.
I’m having an impromptu art show for the young artists in my art camp this week. They assembled (doll) houses and created a theme, designing and creating all the accessories for the rooms. They are turning out amazing!
They worked so hard and I thought it would be nice to showcase their work on the last day of camp.
What: (Doll) House Art Show Where: Bertie’s Art Studio 2002 Hanover (backyard) When: Friday, July 15 at 3:30-4:00 pm
I walk through North Woodside pretty much every day with my dog Charlie and one of the great joys I get is admiring the local hieroglyphics we find on our walks etched on our sidewalks in chalk.
Sometimes they are rainbows. Other times airplanes and dinosaurs. And yet others, they are shiny happy stick people. But the art is always wonderful and joyous!
I’d like to encourage a celebration of local creativity in the neighborhood as we kick off the first official week of summer and challenge folks young and old to break out the chalk and draw on the sidewalk the week of June 20. It can be silly or monumental. The artists can be adults or kids (or adult children). What is important is to share some color and art with other folks in the neighborhood!
Then I’d like folks to take pictures of their chalk and share them – we can post to the NWCA Facebook site or Listserv.
In a neighborhood survey conducted a few years ago, one of the reasons some neighbors cited for not having attended a NWCA Annual Meeting was lack of childcare. In the interest of making the meeting more family friendly, the board is looking into several possible childcare options for the upcoming Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 25.
Before we proceed further, it would be helpful to get a sense of how many families would appreciate childcare being offered, the ages of their children, and if there is any preference between the various childcare options we are considering. Towards that end, we invite all parents of younger children (12 and under) to respond to a short pollby this Wednesday, May 11.
Based on the responses we will determine whether or not there is an interest in our providing childcare, and if so, which option/s makes most sense, based on the number and ages of the children, families’ preferences, relative cost, etc
Related, if there are any teens in the neighborhood who babysit and would be interested in assisting with childcare during the annual meeting, please contact the NWCA Communications Coordinator.
The North Woodside 2022 Community Yard Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 11–12. Sale times generally run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and participation is welcome on one or both days.
We will have 20+ separate yard sales happening at the same time! Sellers have kids toys & books, electronics, household items, games, lemonade stands and more. One seller is running a “Free Sale” and another seller a big moving sale.