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Neighborhood News

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

President’s Notebook Annual
By Greg Volz, President
Labor Day
Summer is over and school has building east of the playground at
started. This can only mean that
the EBCA Labor Day picnic is right
8008 Newdale Road. We will have
a lot of information to cover on a
Picnic at
around the corner and the first
general meeting of the new fiscal
variety of issues. Come early and
get your front row seat. Lynnbrook
year will soon follow. The We have included the Bethesda-
Halloween parade is set for Chevy Chase High School fall home By Liz Perara &
Sunday, October 25th. There is a sports calendar. One of the benefits Gwen McWhorter
lot going on over the next several of our community is the proximity
weeks. to the high school. Where I was The Annual EBCA Labor Day
The annual Labor Picnic will be raised in Columbus, Ohio, picnic is shaping up to be a
held on Monday, September 7th attending local sporting events was wonderful event! This year the
from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. We still need always a great way to meet Great Zucchini will perform at the
a bunch of volunteers to help neighbors and catch some amazing picnic. He’s a spectacular magician
collect money, serve pizza and athletes in action. I hope you can that is a crowd pleaser all over the
sodas, monitor the moon bounce, make it to some games and help Washington DC area!
help with games, and membership. support B-CC athletics.
Liz Perara and Gwen McWhorter I will close with a reminder to
have done a great job organizing complete the membership coupon
this event. You can check out the in this newsletter and send in your
website,, for a link to dues for the coming year. Our
the volunteer spreadsheet. Please budget is not large, but the money
sign up and help make this event a does help support the different
big success. events like the Labor Day Picnic,
The first general membership Halloween Parade, and the
meeting of the new fiscal year will newsletter. If you have already
be held on Wednesday, September sent in your dues, we thank you
16th at 8:00 p.m. at the Lynnbrook and will acknowledge you by name
Recreation Center. It is the in an upcoming newsletter.
We will also have two moon
bounces, games for the whole
family and a special visit from the
General Membership Meeting local fire department with their
Wednesday, September 16th, 8:00 p.m. fire truck! Feel free to bring your
own picnic but there will be pizza
Lynnbrook Recreation Center, 8008 Newdale served from our local Besta Pizza
restaurant and sodas for a small
8:00 Introductions 8:50 B-CC Cluster Update charge. To volunteer, go to the
8:10 Finance and Budget 9:00 Old Business EBCA website to sign up to help
8:30 BRAC Update 9:15 New Business out.
8:40 Purple Line Update 9:30 Adjourn Come on by Lynnbrook Park
anytime between 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
You won’t want to miss the fun!
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Weeds Be Gone!
By Christie Wagner, Kristen Mosbaek & the East Bethesda Garden Club
ARE YOU The rains this spring did sunny days. For extra strength
READING wonders for out water table, and
our yards. However, you may be
weed killer, look for pickling
vinegar, which is nine percent
pulling your hair out with all the acetic acid. Do not get the vinegar
THIS? weeds that sprouted. But help is on
the way. Here are six ways to
on your garden plants, as it can kill
them too.
organically kill weeds quick. Alcohol: Mix one to five
Mulch: Use two or three inches of tablespoons of alcohol, depending
SO ARE shredded bark, wood chips, straw,
cocoa bean hulls, gravel, or rocks
on how stubborn the weeds are
with one quart (four cups) of water
OVER 1200 on your garden. The mulches will
also keep moisture in the soil, and
in a spray bottle. Shower weeds
with the spray. Do not let the

HOUSEOLD you can save on your water bill.
But do not follow the "volcano"
alcohol get on garden plants as it
may damage their leaves.
method that you see up the base of Corn Meal Gluten: Corn meal
S IN EAST trees around town. Mulch that is gluten, a pre-emergent herbicide
more than three inches high, and and fertilizer, prevents weeds from
BETHESDA! right up to the base of the trunk, growing, then breaks down to
makes a great home for things you provide nitrogen to your plants or
do not want. lawn. Use it on lawns or
COMMUNITY Boiling Water: Weeds will burn if established perennial beds, as it
exposed to boiling water. This won't kill already growing plants.
NEWSLETTERS method also kills weed seeds. That does mean, of course, that it
ARE AMONG Soap: Mix five tablespoons of will not work on already existing
liquid soap (such as dishwashing weeds. Also, don't spread in the
THE MOST READ liquid) in one quart (four cups) of spring if you are reseeding your
water in a spray bottle. Coat the lawn; fall is a better time.
PIECES OF MAIL. weeds with the soapy water. Works Thanks to for these
AND NOW YOU best on hot days. ideas. The East Bethesda Garden
Vinegar: Pour household vinegar Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the
CAN SHOWCASE into a spray bottle and evenly coat second Tuesday of each month.
YOUR weeds with it. Vinegar is really five Guests are always welcome. For
percent acetic acid in water, and it more information, contact Nancy at
BUSINESS. burns the plant, especially on 301-656-8754.

Greg Volz, President
TO FIND OUT Kevin Kraus, 1st Vice President
MORE ABOUT East Bethesda Citizens Rebecca Fayed, 2nd Vice President
Association, Inc. A.B. Carneal, Recording Secretary
PO Box 41020 Jack Hayes, Treasurer
IN THIS Bethesda, MD 20824 Ilaya Hopkins, Past President
COMMUNITY Andy O’Hare, Crescent Trail
Monica Hayes, Education
NEWSLETTER, Eleanor Rice, NIH Liaison
EMAIL Neighborhood News Carmen Abrams, Website
Jay Briar, Editor Dorian Patchin, Website
SPONSORSHIP@ Leslie Weber, Welcome Packets
EBCA.ORG Sponsorship, Vacant Membership, Vacant Parks & Playgrounds, Vacant
Social Events, Vacant
PAGE 3 Neighborhood News a/s 2009

Useful Phone Numbers B-CC Barons
General Information & Referral: Fall Home Games
Varsity Football
Friday, September 11 @ 6:30 - Paint Branch
Abandoned Vehicles:301-840-2454
Friday, September 25 @ 6:30 - Whitman
Cable Complaints: 240-773-2288 Friday, October 9 @ 6:30 - Walter Johnson
Friday, October 23 @ 6:30 - Watkins Mill
Public Facilities Use: 240-777-2706
Friday, October 30 @ 6:30 - Churchill
Consumer Protection: 240-777-3636
Junior Varsity Football
Crisis Center: 240-777-4000
Saturday, September 12 @ 10 - Paint Branch
Noise Control: 240-777-7770 Saturday, September 26 @ 10 - Whitman
Saturday, October 10 @ 10 - Walter Johnson
Parks: 301-495-2525
Saturday, October 24 @ 10 - Watkins Mill
Pet Licenses: 240-773-5946 Thursday, October 29 @ 5:30 - Churchill
Police Non-Emergency: 301-279-8000
Soccer – Mens
Potholes: 240-777-6000 Wednesday, September 9 - Northwest - V@7/JV@5
Thursday, September 17 - Quince Orchard - V@7/JV@5
Street Lights & Snow Removal: 240-777-6000
Wednesday, September 30 - Magruder - V@5/JV@3:30
Volunteer Center: 240-777-2600 Friday, October 2 - Wootton - JV@5:30
Tuesday, October 6 - Sherwood - V@7/JV@5:30
Monday, October 12 - Springbrook - V@7/JV@5:30
Wednesday, October 21 - Whitman - V@7/JV@5

Soccer – Womens
Tuesday, September 15 - Walter Johnson - V@7/JV@5
Wednesday, September 30 - Magruder - V@7/JV@MA 5:30
Friday, October 2 Wootton JV@3:30
Tuesday, October 6 Sherwood V@5/JV@SP 3:30
Monday, October 19 Gaithersburg V@7/JV@5
Monday, October 26 Damascus V@7

Tennis – Womens
Tuesday, September 8 Sherwood 3:30
Monday, September 14 Wootton 3:30
Wednesday, September 16 Northwood 3:30
Wednesday, September 23 Richard Montgomery 3:30
Saturday, September 26 Wheaton @ 10am
Tuesday, October 6 Magruder @ 3:30

Volleyball – Womens
Friday, September 4 Paint Branch JV@5:30/V@6:30
Tuesday, September 22 Walter Johnson V@3:30/JV@ 4:30
Wednesday, September 30 Gaithersburg JV@5:30/V@6:30
Monday, October 12 Wootton JV@5:30/V@6:30
Wednesday, October 21 Einstein JV@5:30/V@6:30
Monday, October 26 Watkins Mill JV@5:30/V@6:30

Double check game times and locations on
the B-CC High School website:
It is a new year in EBCA! Time to
renew your membership for 2009-
Inside This Issue
2010. Get your voice is heard! Labor Day Picnic ...................... 1
Please support our neighborhood activities, this
newsletter, and the community activism that
Weeds Be Gone!........................ 2
makes East Bethesda one of the most desirable
places in which to invest and raise a family. $15 B-CC Fall Schedule .................. 3
per member, but additional contributions are
always welcome. Useful Phone Numbers ............ 3
EBCA - Membership
P.O. Box 41020 It is time to renew your
Bethesda, MD 20824
EBCA membership. Clip the
Members _____________________________________
Address _____________________________________
coupon and mail it today!
Phone _____________________________________
E-mail _____________________________________
Next General Membership
Number of Members _____ x $15 each = $_____
Meeting: Wednesday,
EBCA will not share your contact information with
anyone outside of the organization.
September 16th at 8 p.m.