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Neighborhood News

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Representing the 1200 households North of East-West Highway, South of Jones
Bridge Road, East of Wisconsin Avenue and West of Columbia Country Club.
MARCH 2009

President’s Notebook Glenbrook


By Ilaya Hopkins, President

I am fortunate to be around the


neighborhood a lot during the
on whether to request the
Examiner newspaper to stop
Access
day. I go to the bus stop, walk into servicing our neighborhood. (See
Bethesda, visit the playground and
sledding hill when the opportunity
arises and now have a new puppy
the related article in the January/
February issue.) Mark your
calendars now for the May 20th
Restriction
to exercise. That has helped to meeting when we will hold After five and a half years of
keep me in contact with neighbors elections for officers for next working with Montgomery County
all over East Bethesda. I am year. If you are interested in being Department of Public Works and
equally glad to have the website part of the EBCA executive Transportation, the “access
and email list as effective tools to committee, please contact restriction” sign on Chelsea Lane
broaden my reach. The EBCA e- president@ebca.org. There is has been put in place. During the
Alert system is used to send always room for anyone who can evening rush hour, over 500 cars
periodic notices of events or offer their time to help make our come through Glenbrook Village on
announcements that are of interest community great. We are also their way to Connecticut Avenue
to residents. Recently, we used it to planning an informal gathering at and beyond. This is due to the fact
alert neighbors to a series of the playground (weather that the Jones Bridge Road and
robberies and attempted break- permitting) to celebrate the new Wisconsin Avenue intersection is
ins. In one case, this equipment. Plans for the failing and drivers get frustrated
communication led to additional community yard sale are currently waiting in gridlocked traffic. Tag
leads that we hope will help police on hold until we find someone to surveys show that the vast
catch the perpetrators. We organize the event. If you are majority of cars are “cut through”
currently have about 200 people interested, contact social@ebca.org. commuters. Most drivers are
registered at www.ebca.org to Whether we see you in person or talking on phones, eating, playing
receive e-Alerts. If you have not you visit the website, we hope that loud music and otherwise not
done so, I encourage you to sign up you will connect with EBCA! paying attention. Speeds are
today. Just provide your name and excessive and stop signs are not
email and you will automatically heeded. This is particularly
be added to the list. This is the
most effective way to stay in touch
Coming Up frightening since most streets in
Glenbrook Village do not have
in a timely manner, and we will sidewalks and many people
never share the mailing list with
anyone.
General commute by foot to the Medical
Center area or into Bethesda. It is
This spring we will have several Membership Meeting a problem that occurs for several
opportunities to meet in person. On hours every day, disrupting
March 18th, we have our quarterly Wednesday, otherwise peaceful residential
general membership meeting at streets.
8:00 p.m. in the Lynnbrook
March 18th, 8 p.m. To make our streets safer,
Recreation Center on Newdale
Road. We will discuss the school
Lynnbrook neighbors contacted DPWT in
August 2003 to ask what could be
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Neighborhood General
Membership
Roundup Meeting
Book Sale B-CC Reception

The B-CC Used Book Sale will be The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
Wednesday,
held on March 28th and 29th. The School community of alumni, March 18th
sale will consist of all books parents, neighbors, and
donated in the one week "drop/sort" community members on Thursday, 8:00 Review School Survey
period: Friday, March 20th March 12th from 7-9 p.m. for the 8:30 Discuss and vote on
through Friday, March 27th after third annual "Wine, Chocolate, and Examiner delivery
school and over the weekend in B- Cheese" event at the Woman's Club 8:45 Committee Reports
CC's two atriums. The organizers of Chevy Chase. The event will 8:50 Old Business
anticipate a sale smaller in scope, honor B-CC math teacher and class 8:55 New Business
but just as well-organized and of advisor Christopher Orlando, 9:00 Adjourn
the same high caliber as in years' Montgomery County Teacher of the
past. Tax receipts will be given at Year 2008. Contributions will Lynnbrook Recreation Center is
drop-off, and all proceeds support benefit the programs sponsored by located on Newdale Road. We hope
the B-CC PTSA! the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High to see you there!
School Educational Foundation,
Drop-Off Dates: including after-school tutoring,
Fri., 3/20, 2:30 to 9:00 p.m. CollegeTracks, mentoring, staff Continued from page 1...
Sat., 3/21, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. development, grants and other
Sun., 3/22, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. academic support programs. For done. Their recommendation was
Mon-Thurs., 2:30 to 9:00 p.m. ticket information, please visit “access restriction” for the rush
Fri., 3/27, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. www.bccedfoundation.org or call hour. The issue was taken to
301-657-2547 EBCA, which voted to apply for the
Sale Dates: restriction November 2003. The
Sat., 3/28, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Playground Equipment county ultimately confirmed that
Sun.,3/29, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the situation did meet the criteria
The Montgomery County Parks for access restriction and following
Thanks! Department replaced the old a public hearing in November
wooden structure at Lynnbrook 2007, the County Executive signed
Please join EBCA in expressing Park with a new piece of play an Executive Order allowing the
our deep gratitude to Sandy equipment designed for ages 5- sign to be placed. Unfortunately,
Spagnolo who did an excellent job 12. This will be a fantastic the restriction is for all vehicles
as EBCA Social Chair this last addition to the playground. Thanks from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Despite the
year. Sandy coordinated the spring to Karen Auerbach for working inconvenience for residents, an
community yard sale, the Labor with the Parks Department to overwhelming majority signed the
Day picnic and the Halloween bring this about. To officially final petition this fall in favor of
parade and celebration. In celebrate the renovation, bring a the access restriction. The sign is
addition, she organized a number picnic and join neighbors on posted on Wisconsin Avenue just
of fun happy hours that gave Sunday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m. before the turn and is temporary. A
neighbors the chance to get out to for a neighborhood playdate and permanent sign will be installed
local spots to enjoy each other’s picnic in the park. We hope to see after the 60-day trial period.
company. Thanks so much! you there! There are also new ‘permit
parking’ signs in the neighborhood
on Gladwyne Drive between Jones
Bridge Road and Lynnbrook Drive.

WWW.EBCA.ORG We will post information on the


website about how to get permit
parking signs for your block.
Advocate for the best schools for
East Bethesda! Become a
Inside This Issue
member of EBCA today! Glenbrook Access ..................... 1
Please support our neighborhood activities, this
newsletter, and the community activism that
B-CC Book Drive ...................... 3
makes East Bethesda one of the most desirable
places in which to invest and raise a family. $15 Meeting Agenda ....................... 3
per member, but additional contributions are
always welcome.

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