Trees! A Saturday afternoon walk, a Monday evening program

Saturday, September 15, 2018; 4 t0 5 p.m.  Let’s enjoy some sidewalk views of trees in the Sligo Woods neighborhood, in front yards as well as streetside–during an hour’s stroll together, co-led by Kit Gage and Laura Mol.  Begins at Tenbrook Drive & Robin Road (top of the “Kids Sledding Hill”).  Light spatters won’t get in the way but the walk will be cancelled in the event of serious rain; watch for email and website announcement, if necessary.

Monday, September 17, 2018; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Following the usual updates and news exchanges at the start of our quarterly Civic Association meetings, we will hear Kit Gage talk about neighborhood trees–their part in the beauty and in the working web of life in our community, our contribution to their health and care in our yards, and how to find the right tree for the right place when it’s the right time to plant (or have planted).  Kit lives in a neighborhood a few miles south of us and brings very-local experience as a home gardener and landscape advisor, as well as many years of leadership and service within Friends of Sligo Creek.  Come to the back entrance (the one with a couple steps down to the preschool entrance), directly off the parking lot behind Good Shepherd Church, 818 University Blvd W–from the stop light at Gabel, turn right onto University, and then right again into the driveway of the church).  All are welcome; light refreshments.

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New Residents Welcomed

The Sligo Woods Civic Association formed a committee to welcome new residents to the neighborhood and launched the new initiative over the summer.  The committee–headed by Mary Moore and with the help of members Lashon Lissimore, Barbara Scardino and Sandra Hinman–worked together to create welcome bags to hand to new residents.*  The welcome bags contain information about the Civic Association, additional information about living in the Greater Silver Spring area, and some generous gifts from several local businesses.  The bags themselves are wonderful reusable tote bags in a sunny yellow with the Sligo Woods Civic Association logo.

The initial welcome-wagon operation was launched last week, and the committee members have greeted all identified new residents (houses that were either sold or rented since May).  In total to date, the committee has visited 28 houses and met with many wonderful new neighbors.  The new residents are great addition to our diverse community and hail from great places like Texas, Japan, and Nicaragua. 

The committee will continue to identify new residents and distribute the welcome bags on a monthly basis.  While identifying new residents via home sales is easy, finding new residents who are renting is a little trickier.  The committee is asking that Civic Association members help us identify rental properties that have new people moving into the neighborhood.  Please email any information to Mary Moore at moorem09@verizon.net.  The committee also welcomes any ideas or new volunteers. 

By Sandra Hinman

* Thank you to Jeanette from Gilmoure Drive and Audrey from Gregory Street, who helped the committee deliver the large number of bags this month.

 

 

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Sligo Woods Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sligo Woods Civic Association is organizing our annual community yard sale on Saturday September 15, 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  In case of rain, we will hold it on Sunday, September 16.
Join us by  e-mailing Mary at moorem09@verizon.net. We hold the sales in front of our own homes.  A map is provided to our customers with participating addresses on the day of the sale. 
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Sligo Woods Signs

Look at our marvelous, refurbished and now landscaped new signs!  These are the SLIGO WOODS signs at four of the entrances to our neighborhood.

Thank you to all the volunteers who created, painted, and installed our new signs.  Thanks also to the people who collected plant donations and nurtured the plants, and to members who gave of their time to plant the beautiful new native plants.  Special thanks go to our organizer Michele, woodworking expert Jerry, artistic advisor and painter Barbara, plant expert Nithya, board liaison Mary, and all the many hands that came together to complete these three signs.  The fourth and final sign is almost ready to install and landscape.

If you’re interested in taking part, please watch for announcement of the date: here on the website or on an email that will be sent to all members from < SligoWoods@gmail.com >.

 

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Sign landscaping

Please join the sign committee on Saturday, July 28th, to help beautify our new neighborhood signs by planting native flowers and plants! We will start at 8:00 am, meeting at the sign at the intersection of Gilmoure and Dennis (near Collins Funeral Home). Please bring gardening gloves and tools for digging.
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Summer Picnic Sociability–an annual happening

Hurrah and thanks to the 50-some neighbors (mostly adults, some kids) who came to the summer picnic, braving the 90-some degree heat…and then we were surprised to find that, in the shade and with the breeze, it was actually pleasant. The food was a fabulous distraction, from brats-in-a-bun to vegan slaw, lemony potato salad to fresh fruit salad, strawberry pie to heaping plates of gorgeous brownies—a ten-foot spread of tasty and varied picnic food. A few people played badminton but mostly there was talking and talking, people obviously enjoying the chance to meet others who live in the neighborhood. Cheers for upper-Tenbrook’s Meg DeFrancesco, who was the primary organizer of this year’s event.

By Laura Mol
July 1, 2018

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Sligo Woods Winter Holiday Decorating Contest

Details:
Second Annual Sligo Woods Winter Holiday Decorating Contest 2017

Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition. Help transform the Sligo Woods Civic Association into a beautiful winter community. The categories are:

Best Overall
Best Theme
Best Daytime
Best Nighttime
Best Block on One Street
Honorable Mention

Rules:
1. Open to Sligo Woods Civic Association area residents only.
2. Address numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.
3, Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.
4. Homes cannot win two years in a row for the same category.
5. Board members may not win any monetary prizes. Judges may not win.

Winners earn a certificate and a sign posted in their yard thru the holidays.
Signs will be collected and reused next year.
BEST OVERALL also wins a $50 Gift Card.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Email your nominations to moorem09@verizon.net
Please include the address and owners contact information if possible.

Judging will occur December 14- 17 with signs posted as soon as possible.

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Second Annual Sligo Woods Winter Holiday Decorating Contest

Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition. Help transform the Sligo Woods Civic Association into a beautiful winter community. The categories are:

Best Overall
Best Theme
Best Daytime
Best Nighttime
Best Block on One Street
Honorable Mention

Rules:
1. Open to Sligo Woods Civic Association area residents only.
2. Address numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.
3, Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.
4. Homes cannot win two years in a row for the same category.
5. Board members may not win any monetary prizes. Judges may not win.

Winners earn a certificate and a sign posted in their yard thru the holidays.
Signs will be collected and reused next year.
BEST OVERALL also wins a $50 Gift Card.

Nominations are due as soon as possible!
Email your nominations to mary@sligowoods.org
Please include the address and owners contact information if possible.

Judging will occur December 14- 17 with signs posted as soon as possible.

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Join us for the Sligo Woods 4th Annual Halloween Parade!

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: Meet: 5:30pm Parade: 5:45pm-6:15pm
Where: Meet in front of 711 Dryden
What: The young and young-at-heart of Sligo Woods are called to participate in our annual neighborhood Halloween Parade! Costumed participants must be accompanied by a parent. Parade participants will march on sidewalk. Strollers, pets (especially if they are costumed!) are all welcome to join the fun! We would love to see all neighbors out cheering for the parade.

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Sligo Woods Second Annual Community Yard Sale – September 23

Sligo Woods is having our Second annual Official Community Yard Sale, on September 23. (Rain date, September 24)

If you’d like to participate in the sale, please e-mail Mary at moorem09@verizon.net

Maps with participating sellers will be available the day of the sale, and any other logistics will be announced here.

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