Scenes from a Snowy January

It was a snowier-than-usual January, despite not getting much more than a dusting from the latest wintry weather system to pass by. Here are a few snowy North Woodside scenes from the past month. As midwinter approaches, will the groundhog see a shadow? Photos by Lilian Pintea, unless otherwise noted.

North Woodside’s Garden of Lights

May not be Brookside Gardens,  but the North Woodside Garden of Lights was beautiful last night. And no tickets needed. Here is a gallery of a few illuminated-snow favorites. Photos by Lilian Pintea. Light artistry–enhanced by Mother Nature–by various neighbors on various streets.

Snow Patrol: Seeking Members and Shovelers!

According to Montgomery County law, all sidewalks need to be cleared within 24 hours of snowfall, even when you’re out of town. When a neighbor isn’t able to manage this on their own, the neighborhood “Snow Patrol” is available to help out.

Would you like to be part of the snow patrol for our community? You don’t need to do the actual shoveling, but rather reach out to neighbors whose walks are not cleared to see if they are okay and if they need assistance. If you don’t know them personally, figure out who does and can contact them quickly to get this information.

If assistance is needed, we can connect them with neighbors willing to shovel for free or for hire.

Please let us know if you would like to join the patrol and/or if you would like to be added to the list of people willing to shovel sidewalks for neighbors, as an unpaid service or for hire. Neighborhood kids and others with strong backs strongly encouraged to volunteer!

And, of course, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in need of snow shoveling assistance.

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