Archives November 2018

Don’t miss any of these fun-filled holiday events in the Pike District

Let it Snow at Pike & Rose, every Friday and Saturday 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm

Come play in the Pike & Rose winter wonderland. Celebrate the season and make memories in Rose Park every Friday & Saturday now through December 22nd when snow will fall at 6, 7 and 8pm to the sounds of some of your favorite holiday tunes.

 


Tree Lighting at The Plaza at North Bethesda Market, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM

11418 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Celebrate the season with the North Bethesda Market Tree Lighting featuring carols and holiday favorites performed by the Jonathan Moody Band & The Rockville Singers! Free festivities include a visit from Santa Claus, holiday treats, hot chocolate & more.  Get your free tickets today.


Stop by the Beach at Pike & Rose to check out their Christmas Tree selection! Stop by Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 24th-December December 23rd.

 

County Council Adopts Innovative Bicycle Master Plan Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department is pleased to announce that the Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve the Bicycle Master Plan on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

The Bicycle Master Plan envisions a future where all Montgomery County residents have access to a comfortable, safe and connected bicycle network. That vision is reached by achieving four goals:

Increase bicycling rates in Montgomery County.

Create a highly connected, convenient and low-stress bicycling network.

Provide equal access to low-stress bicycling for all members of the community.

Improve the safety of bicycling.

This groundbreaking plan recommends an extensive network of more than 1,000 miles of trails, paths and protected bike lanes, ample bicycle parking at Metrorail stations and commercial areas, and bicycle-supportive programs and policies. The plan used some of the most sophisticated analytical tools to identify and prioritize recommendations. It includes a state-of-the-practice bikeway design toolkit to provide guidance on how to construct world-class bikeways.

“This plan raises the bar for bicycle infrastructure planning and design in North America. It positions Montgomery County to be among the leading bicycling communities in the country,” says Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson. “The plan’s vision is only as successful as its implementation and I’m thrilled that the Montgomery County Department of Transportation has staffed up in preparation for the transformative task ahead. In five years, I fully expect that Montgomery County will have some of the best communities for bicycling in the entire region.”

Community members can get involved in the plan implementation by advocating for bicycle infrastructure projects in the Montgomery County capital budget and by weighing in on the implementation of bikeways through state and county construction projects and private development in the county.

“This plan lays the foundation for safer bicycling through recommendations for new bikeways throughout the county,” says Planning Director Gwen Wright. “It is truly innovative in identifying ways of making bicycling a mainstream mode of transportation in a suburban jurisdiction and helping the county to achieve its Vision Zero goals.”

 

Background on the Bicycle Master Plan

Launched in 2015, the Bicycle Master Plan proposes a low-stress bicycling network that encourages more people to ride a bike in Montgomery County. It recommends an array of bikeway types, including separated, buffered bike lanes and bicycle boulevards, as well as secure bicycle storage facilities at transit stations.

The award-winning Bicycle Stress Map was created in 2016 to evaluate nearly 3,500 miles of roads and trails in Montgomery County. Each road segment and crossing were assigned a level of stress, from very low to very high, as experienced by cyclists to inform the public about the safety of bicycling in the county and help decision-makers prioritize bicycling improvements. As part of the public outreach, a coloring book depicting various bikeways was created to reinforce the plan’s emphasis on a low-stress cycling network since coloring is considered a stress-relieving activity.

 

Deadline is Thursday to Nominate Yourself to Serve on the FOWF Board

The Friends of White Flint board of directors is composed of six residents, six businesses, and six property owners. The board meets a few times each year and also handles issues via email and telephone. It’s a wonderful opportunity to help transform your neighborhood into a walkable, transit-oriented, smart growth community.

This year, we have the following board openings:

Three resident board members (including one current resident board member hoping to be re-elected)
Two property owners board members (including two property owner board members hoping to be re-elected)
One business board member

If you would like to nominate yourself to serve on the board, please complete the application which you can find below. Please email info@whiteflint.org with your nomination form and your questions.

Deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5 pm.


Friends of White Flint 2018 Board Nomination Form

Please write legibly. All statements will be made available to the public. (It’s probably easiest to cut and paste this form onto a Word document or email before completing.)

Name:

 

Address:

 

 

Phone:

Email:

 

Class:              Resident          Business     Property Owner

Please submit a short statement of qualifications and interests, including your prior participation in FOWF and the White Flint Sector development process

By my signature below, I certify the following: I wish to be nominated for this position, I understand my responsibilities as a Director, including full participation in Friends of White Flint governance activities throughout my term in office, and I will fulfill those responsibilities.  I am (or represent) a member in good standing and will maintain that good standing throughout my term in office.  I understand that nomination does not guarantee placement on the ballot of election to the Board, and that all Board election decisions of the Friends of White Flint are discretionary and final.

 

Signature of Nominee:                                                                     Date:

 

Forms must be sent to info@whiteflint.org. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5 pm.

Are you interested in serving on the FOWF board?

The Friends of White Flint board of directors is composed of six residents, six businesses, and six property owners. The board meets a few times each year and also handles issues via email and telephone. It’s a wonderful opportunity to help transform your neighborhood into a walkable, transit-oriented, smart growth community.

This year, we have the following board openings:

Three resident board members (including one current resident board member hoping to be re-elected)
Two property owners board members (including two property owner board members hoping to be re-elected)
One business board member

If you would like to nominate yourself to serve on the board, please complete the application which you can find below. Please email info@whiteflint.org with your nomination form and your questions.

Deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5 pm.


Friends of White Flint 2018 Board Nomination Form

Please write legibly. All statements will be made available to the public. (It’s probably easiest to cut and paste this form onto a Word document or email before completing.)

Name:

 

Address:

 

 

Phone:

Email:

 

Class:              Resident          Business     Property Owner

Please submit a short statement of qualifications and interests, including your prior participation in FOWF and the White Flint Sector development process

By my signature below, I certify the following: I wish to be nominated for this position, I understand my responsibilities as a Director, including full participation in Friends of White Flint governance activities throughout my term in office, and I will fulfill those responsibilities.  I am (or represent) a member in good standing and will maintain that good standing throughout my term in office.  I understand that nomination does not guarantee placement on the ballot of election to the Board, and that all Board election decisions of the Friends of White Flint are discretionary and final.

 

Signature of Nominee:                                                                     Date:

 

Forms must be sent to info@whiteflint.org. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5 pm.

Sunday Brunch with Santa at Pinstripes!

Bring in the family to meet Santa while enjoy a delicious brunch spread this holiday season.

Santa will be making his way to Pinstripes December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd to mingle with families, snap photos and take requests for holiday wish lists!

Adults: $40 with Mimosas, $34 without Mimosas | Children 6-12 years: $15 | Children 5 & Under: Free

Enjoy $4 mimosas and $7 Bloody Mary specials all day!

Learn more at https://pinstripes.com/bethesda-maryland/events/

Let it snow at Pike & Rose!

Come play in the Pike & Rose Winter Wonderland. Celebrate the season and make memories in Rose Park every Friday & Saturday now through December 22nd when snow will fall at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8pm to the sounds of some of your favorite holiday tunes.

Post on Instagram and use #ohwhatfun to be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift bag from our collection of neighborhoods in Montgomery County, including Bethesda RowCongressional PlazaRockville Town Square, Pike & Rose and Wildwood.

See you tomorrow at the Pike District Promenade

Grab your jacket and sneakers and meet us for an easy, all-ages, dog-friendly stroll along the Trolley Trail Saturday, November 17 at 10 am.  We’ll meet at the plaza at North Bethesda Market between Seasons 52, Starbucks, and CVS.  Meet some neighbors and chat with friends as you enjoy a bit of nature and exercise.

There is free two hour parking at North Bethesda Market off Marketplace Street or across from Quincy’s.  Or even better, walk or bike to NoBe Market.

 

Interested in serving on the FOWF board of directors?

The Friends of White Flint board of directors is composed of six residents, six businesses, and six property owners. The board meets a few times each year and also handles issues via email and telephone. It’s a wonderful opportunity to help transform your neighborhood into a walkable, transit-oriented, smart growth community.

This year, we have the following board openings:

Three resident board members (including one current resident board member hoping to be re-elected)
Two property owners board members (including two property owner board members hoping to be re-elected)
One business board member

If you would like to nominate yourself to serve on the board, please complete the application which you can find below. Please email info@whiteflint.org with your nomination form and your questions.

Deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5 pm.


Friends of White Flint 2018 Board Nomination Form

Please write legibly. All statements will be made available to the public. (It’s probably easiest to cut and paste this form onto a Word document or email before completing.)

Name:

 

Address:

 

 

Phone:

Email:

 

Class:              Resident          Business     Property Owner

Please submit a short statement of qualifications and interests, including your prior participation in FOWF and the White Flint Sector development process.

By my signature below, I certify the following: I wish to be nominated for this position, I understand my responsibilities as a Director, including full participation in Friends of White Flint governance activities throughout my term in office, and I will fulfill those responsibilities.  I am (or represent) a member in good standing and will maintain that good standing throughout my term in office.  I understand that nomination does not guarantee placement on the ballot of election to the Board, and that all Board election decisions of the Friends of White Flint are discretionary and final.

 

Signature of Nominee:                                                                     Date:

 

Forms must be sent to info@whiteflint.org. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5 pm.