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Next CJCA Meeting: Pedestrian Safety and Local Artists’ Talk (Remote attendance is an option)

CJCA September 28 Meeting – 7:30pm Clara Barton Community Center The September CJCA meeting will feature a variety of topics, including: Crab Feast recap – We will provide a summary with the “numbers” and a facilitate a quick conversation on how the event went. Pedestrian Safety – Charlotte Troup Leighton, CJCA VP for Advocacy will …

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Local Nature: Bats and COVID

For those of us untuned to the natural world, our first brush with bats may well have come via Halloween costumes or horror films featuring Count Dracula, Transylvania’s most infamous castle owner. The last three years of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed all that. Those who follow popular accounts of the fieldwork of epidemiologists and …

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Purchase Advance Tickets – Chicken and Crab Feast 2022

Chicken and Crab Feast 2022Saturday, September 17, 20222:00 — 6:00 PMClara Barton Community Center You don’t want to miss the gustation of the crustacean, the fire-grilling of the fowl, the simmering of the sides, the valor of the volunteers, the swinging of the band, and especially the fellowship of friends and neighbors swapping laughs and …

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County to Hold Meetings on New Pedestrian Master Plan

After almost three years of study, Montgomery County Planning released its first-ever Pedestrian Master Plan last month. The 59-page draft plan puts forth dozens of recommendations aimed at improving pedestrian safety and increase walking rates throughout the county. Montgomery Planning is now inviting the public to hear from the planners and provide feedback at two …

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Nonprofit Launched to Preserve and Protect Minnie’s Island

Since its announcement in the March 2021 issue of The Village News, the Minnie’s Island Community Conservancy Corp (MICC) has been hard at work. The MICC is officially a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charged with the “preservation of the ecological, architectural, scientific, and humanist legacy of Minnie’s Island,” an eight-acre island located in the Potomac River, approximately …

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Local Nature: Brown Bats, Big and Small

In the daytime, Cabin John’s tree-lined streets belong to adults in their cars and service trucks, kids on their bikes, and dog walkers or other pedestrians. But after dark, other mammals join the night traffic. Here on 78th St., one can see strolling white-tailed deer heading for the neighbor’s Hosta. At midnight, a clever fox …

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Help Needed: New Coordinator(s) for CJ Chicken and Crab Feast

Chicken and Crab Feast In Need of New Coordinator(s) Cabin John’s annual community celebration and fundraising event held each September urgently needs a new coordinator or coordinators to take the over helm from Allison and Patrick de Gravelles who have capably overseen the event for the last five years. Thank you, Allison and Patrick! Allison …

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Recap June 1 CJCA Meeting: Invasive Plant Species Talk; New CJCA Officers Elected

Invasive Plant Species: Your Garden May Not Be the Oasis You Think CJ resident and ecologist Mark Frey started his talk on invasive plant species by telling the attendees of the June 1 CJCA meeting they were not going to like what he had to say…and he was right! Folks in the audience actually groaned …

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