11-3-11 - Edgemoor Citizens Association

ECA Dues and Edgemoor Neighborhood Patrol
Edgemoor 5K Classic
ECA October 27 Membership Meeting and Town Hall
Thanks for a Happy Halloween
Crime Incident Report
James and the Giant Peach at B-CC
E-Recycling Day – Sunday
Career Gateways
Dear Edgemoor:
Lots to tell you:
ECA Dues and Edgemoor Neighborhood Patrol
In the regular mail being sent to you on Saturday is a letter from ECA on
three important matters:
(1) Your 2012 ECA Dues;
(2) Solicitation for funding to help launch the Edgemoor Neighborhood
Patrol (ENP), which we believe can play an important role in crime
prevention in our neighborhood. We’re asking for $100 per house but also
encouraging more generous contributions. We plan on getting the ENP up
and running soon;
(3) A request for neighbors to specifically tell us which of the popular ECA
social events they want to help run in the year ahead.
Please read the letter and respond via the enclosed reply forms and preaddressed envelopes. Please let us know if you have not received the letter by
Thursday November 10.
Edgemoor 5K Classic
As special note from alysa emden & julie doll (race directors):
On-line registration for the 14th annual Edgemoor Classic 5K is available
at www.signmeup.com/77957 but closes tonite (Thursday), so don't delay any
longer! The race takes place Sunday, Nov. 6th at 8:30. If you miss the on-line
signup, you can still register on Saturday, Nov. 5th from 9am to 1pm at
BethesdaElementary. Pre-registered runners can also pick up their numbers, bags
& t-shirts (which are long-sleeved and look great) at that time. To ensure you get
the size t-shirt you want, please try to come by on Saturday if at all possible. As an
added bonus, you can put all your loot in a reusable shopping bag courtesy of
Sherry Davis of Washington Fine Properties (and beat the upcoming bag tax to
boot!) There are great prizes for the top three men and women finishers, as well as
age group prizes. There are also prizes for the top boy and girl elementary, middle
& high school runners! And even if you don't finish first, you can still win! Your
race number is your raffle ticket - among the amazing prizes we'll be raffling off is
a full Thanksgiving Dinner courtesy of Whole Foods! You can find more
information about our sponsors and prize donors, as well as a map of the course on
the race website - www.edgemoorcitizens.org - just click on the link to the race on
the left. The forecast looks sunny and nice, and everyone gets an extra hour of
sleep Saturday night, so we hope for a great turnout Sunday morning! Thanks –
ECA October 27 Membership Meeting and Town Hall
Minutes of the ECA Membership and Town Hall Meeting
October 27 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Due to construction at the Edgemoor Club, the meeting was held at the Sidwell
Meeting House. ECA President Len Simon, Secretary Susan Rubel, and Vice
President Ken Levinson were in attendance. The meeting was called to order at
7:30. Vice President Julie Doll and Treasurer Alysa Emden were unavailable.
Ken Hartman, Director of the BCC Regional Services Center, was the guest
speaker. There are between 9-13 construction projects approved downtown
Bethesda. A few of the major issues for Bethesda were addressed:
-Lot 31: As of January the lot across from Barnes and Noble will close and
construction will begin on the 4-level 900-space underground parking lot. This
should take about two years, during which time the street configuration will be
modified, including closing off Miller and Leland). In addition the entrance to the
bike path will be closed on Bethesda Ave and the main entrance moved across the
street near the move theater. After that, work will begin on the several stories of
housing (with ground floor retail). This should take another 2 years. To address
congestion caused by this project there will be some changes to other parking lots,
freeing up more short-term parking, and the Circulator bus will run more often.
-BRAC: the County has applied for multi million-dollar road improvement project
to address projected increases in traffic.
-Metro Escalators: The current plan calls for the escalators to be replaced in 2014.
The County is working with Metro to see if anything can be done sooner.
-Bikeshare in Bethesda: the stations of red bikes for rent, which have become
popular in downtown DC, may soon be available in Bethesda/Chevy
Chase/Westbard. These cost $50,000 per station and they are looking for
businesses to sponsor a station. 5 businesses have agreed to do so at this point; they
need 12 stations in total.
-Park Now App: Now available for parking in the area; sends you a message
before your time runs out and allows you to “feed the meter” from your phone.
Report from Jim Humphrey, Chair of the Land Use and Development
The permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless housing on Hampden
Lane, “Lasco Manor”, will be 12 rental units. The occupants will have jobs and
leases. The post office on Arlington Road and on Wisconsin Avenue will be
relocated at some point in the future to a new building. There will be a series of
open houses to discuss the Purple Line. The next one is November 2 at the 4H
Club on Connecticut Ave.
Misc: Edgemoor 5K race is November 6 (see above) New Year’s Day open
house at the Simon’s. Details to follow.
Election of ECA Officers, 2011-2013: the current board was re-elected by
unanimous vote.
Neighborhood Patrol Project: The Public Safety Task Force is working towards
implementing this voluntary option for the neighborhood. Montgomery Security
has the most reasonable prices. They have submitted a contract, which would
provide patrols for 6 hours a night, 4 days a week on rotating days for most of the
year. The price per hour is $22.00. The entire neighborhood would be patrolled
but payment is optional. The hope is that at least 200 or the 500 Edgemoor families
participate; that would make the cost about $100 per participating family. A letter
with details will be forthcoming.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:45.
Thanks for a Happy ECA Halloween Parade and Party….
…to Carrie Hurd for fabulous face painting and to her daughter Laura, and
Laura’s friends Liza and Annie for decorations and costume contests and so
much more, and to Linda Simon, Karen London and Dianne Jones for their
great help and to everyone who came and had a great time…. and, of course, to
Sidwell Friends School for the use of their facilities!
Crime Incident Report
For your attention from Montgomery County Police
Residential Burglaries
4300 block of Lynbrook Drive
10/31/2011 1830 hrs to 2100 hrs
The culprit(s) gained entry into the residence possibly via an unlocked side-kitchen
door. Upon returning to the residence, the homeowner discovered the break in and
found that along with items of personal property, his vehicle – a 2009 white Honda
Ridgeline bearing Maryland tags 57R837 with the letters “A.R. T.” on the doors –
was also stolen.
6800 block of Delaware Street
10/31/2011 1645 hrs to 2120 hrs
The culprit(s) entered the residence by prying a window. Once inside several
items were stolen. A check by police with the neighbors revealed that the above
described vehicle with the letters “A.R.T.” was observed parked in front of the
victim’s residence and further that unknown culprit(s) were observed loading items
into this vehicle.
Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact the
Bethesda Investigative Section 301 657-0112.
Please immediately report all suspicious activity to 301 279-8000 or 911 in an
ER=-Recycling Day, Sunday November 6
E-cycling Day @ Whitman High School. Clean out your old TVs, computers,
small appliances and more. The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste
Services will be collecting electronic items which will be refurbished for reuse or
recycled. So load up your car and drive through the school's parking lot -- 7100
Whittier Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817 -- and drop off old electronics. You don't even
have to get out of your car; volunteers will be on hand to unload for you. Help
spread the word by sharing this flyer.
James and the Giant Peach at B-CC
Save the Date! Mark your Calendar! “James and the Giant Peach”
is coming to B-CC! Don’t miss this thrilling production, based on the beloved
book by Roald Dahl, and staged inside a GIGANTIC 18’ by 20’ PEACH!
Perfect for all ages 4 and up, and only a little over an hour in length, this is one
play everyone in your family is sure to enjoy. The show features a talented cast of
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School actors and will run in the school’s auditorium
on, Saturday, November 5 at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 6 at 2:00pm.
Tickets are $7 each and may be purchased on-line at www.bcctheater.com. or at
the door the day of the performance. For more information, call the B-CC box
office at: (240) 497-6346.
Career Gateways
A special note from the Jewish Council for the Aging :
JCA is pleased to announce that The Career Gateway! will return for five more
sessions from November 2011 through March 2012. We’ve already helped more
than 100 job-seekers turbo-charge their resumes, hone their interviewing skills,
learn how to network, discover the hidden job market, and develop personal job
search plans. In Spring 2011, four out of every five graduates who were looking
for work landed job interviews within a few weeks after completing the
program. Why are our graduates so successful? Unlike other job search training
workshops, The Career Gateway! features small classes, a long-term mentor, 30
hours of intensive training over two weeks, and valuable take-home materials. For
more information, call 301-255-4200/4215, visit our web site at
www.AccessJCA.org, or email JCAUniversity@AccessJCA.org.
See you Sunday at the 5K…don’t forget to send in those checks for 2012 ECA
Dues, Edgemoor Neighborhood Patrol and volunteer for social functions!
Len Simon
ECA Address: P.O. Box 30459, Bethesda, MD 20824
tel: 301-657-6299, 202-659-2229
fax: 202-659-5234
Len Simon, President - len.simon@simoncompany.com
Ken Levinson, Vice President - kenlevinson@aol.com
Julie Doll, Vice President juliesdoll@yahoo.com
Susan Rubel, Secretary - 4rubels@comcast.net
Alysa Emden - Treasurer - alysa@comcast.net