East Bethesda Car Decals…

Get your fabulous I-Love-East-Bethesda static cling car decals here!

If you live in East Bethesda, I am slowly making my way around the neighborhood delivering postcards and car decals. I hope to wrap things up in the next week or two, weather willing (that would take me through early June). If you don’t get one, or if you want another, just send me a note below.

I Love East Bethesda

Veteran’s Day Closings 2015- Bethesda/Chevy Chase

  • Fawn French BulldogCounty Offices – closed
  • Libraries – closed
  • Schools- open (Early release day k-8)
  • County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours
  • Recreation – aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; classes and programs will meet as scheduled; all senior programs canceled, and administrative offices and senior centers closed
  • Montgomery Parks — for holiday operating schedule on Parks’ facilities, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels, visit www.MontgomeryParks.org
  • Ride On – special modified holiday schedule; go to www.rideonbus.com and click on “Holidays” to see specific schedules
  • Metrobus – Saturday supplemental schedule
  • Metrorail – Saturday holiday schedule
  • TRiPS Commuter Stores (Silver Spring and Friendship Heights) — closed
  • Refuse/recycling pickup – no collection*
  • Transfer Station – open
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – free
  • MCPS Administrative Offices – open
  • State offices and courts – closed


*Collection provided one day later for remainder of week (last collection day is Saturday)

Update on the East Bethesda Bike Path Beautification Project

fall berriesLook for further improvements to the bike path on Maryland Avenue between South Chelsea and Chestnut Street soon! The East Bethesda Citizen’s Association (EBCA) Beautification Committee recently arranged for Tree Montgomery to donate and plant two trees this Fall, and for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (DOT) to plant three understory trees next Spring.  The Committee also got a commitment from DOT to water all the new trees for two years.  And that’s not all!  The Committee recently was awarded a County Beautification Grant to fund the purchase of additional bushes and plants to plant next Spring.
To volunteer to help out in the Committee’s Fall Bike Path improvement day on November 21st, and/or to help plant on our Spring Planting Days, please contact Lori Mallon at loriamallon@gmail.com


Halloween Parade 10/25

halloweenIt’s almost time for the Annual EBCA Halloween Parade!

On Sunday, October 25th, at 2:00 pmmeet at Chase Park to parade down Chase Avenue to Lynbrook Park. Grab your costume and join your neighbors. Current EBCA members will receive tickets allowing them to get a trinket from the EBCA Halloween bag. There will be no treats this year so bring a snack if parading makes you hungry.

WHEN:  2pm this Sunday, October 25th

WHERE:  Chase Park (at the corner of Chase Avenue and Tilbury Street)


For more information, go to http://www.ebca.org/


Bethesda Row Arts Festival

art fairOctober 17-18, 2015

Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission – FREE

The Bethesda Row Arts Festival is one of the leading fine art and craft festivals in the mid-Atlantic. Ranked 53rd of the elite fine art fairs by by the Art Fair Sourcebook, the Bethesda Row Arts Festival is “must visit” for area collectors. Featuring 190 juried museum quality artists, there is something for every arts aficionado. The streets of Bethesda Row transform into an Read more

School Back in Session

School bus, preschool kids transportation vector illustration. CRespect the bus!

Some kind words from the folks in Montgomery County:

Everyone knows you have to stop behind a school bus with its lights flashing. But do you have to stop if you approach the bus from the front? What if there is a median strip? And what’s the fine for those who fail to stop?

Every driver should know that when approaching a stopped school bus with activated stop sign and flashing red lights, Maryland law requires that all traffic from both directions must stop and remain stopped until the stop sign and lights are de-activated. That includes when driving on a Read more

Tomato Love

Tom-a-to, Tom-ah-toI love summer and the tomatoes that come with it. My husband doesn’t like tomatoes. I still can’t figure that one out.

I’ve just discovered that there are two tomato festivals coming up in Maryland. Yahoo!

One is in Carroll County on August 22, focusing specifically on heirloom tomatoes. This one is put on by the Master Gardner folks. Click here for more information.

And for those of you with a bellicose side, the Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival is also being held on August 22. Click here for details. They brag about “Tomato Wars” and food fights, so wear your favorite apparel at your peril!


Cleveland Park Historic Kit Homes Presentation

Preston kit house
Sears “Preston” circa 1923

Historic Kit Houses of Cleveland Park, Tuesday, June 23rd, 7:30 pm

Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell St., NW

Join our very own local kit house expert Catarina Bannier for an illustrated talk on early-20th-century kit houses by Sears, Aladdin, Lewis, and other companies. Learn about kit houses in Cleveland Park and how to tell whether your house was built from a kit.

Gather for refreshments at 7:30; the talk will start at 7:45.

Space is limited to 50 people and registration is required. Tickets are free for current Cleveland Park Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. (You may join CPHS on the ticket form here. If you have joined or renewed since October 2014, your membership is current!)

Pleaes join us!