Welcome to our new board!

Our March meeting represented the beginning of the Sligo Woods 2017 Fiscal Year (ours begins on April 1), and with that, those present elected several new board members.

Your new board consists of:

President – Laura Mol

Vice President – Mary Moore

Treasurer – Lashon Lissimore

Secretary – Gwen Shinko

At Large Board Member – Sanjida Rangwala

At Large Board Member – Aileen Schulte

President Ex Officio – Joe Fox

We would like to extend our TREMENDOUS thanks to Jasmine Kuzner, who served as secretary, and before that on the formation committee that stood up what we now have, so she has been involved continuously for the last three years.  We have a better community because of all of her work.

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Sligo Woods Lights Up For the Holidays!!!

Congratulations to EVERYONE that was entered in, or nominated for our first annual (winter) holiday lights contest!  It has been so fantastic driving around the neighborhood this month, we counted over 100 houses with lights up, which is great on these cold winter nights.

First of all, I’d like to thank our Vice President, Mary Moore, for running this contest, and all of the judges (who we will keep anonymous, but I promise there were no rogue electors here!)

No matter what holiday you’re celebrating right now, or even if you’re just celebrating the three day weekend, we here at the Sligo Woods Civic Association want to wish everyone in our great neighborhood a wonderful weekend.

What a beautiful neighborhood we have. It was hard for the judges to choose but without further adieu, here are this years winners.

The Overall Winner: Congratulations!!!


The Best Theme: The nativity scene on one side, a Christmas tree with gifts under it around the corner, and cattle….errr reindeer “lowing” by the fence made this house a winner.  Great job!!!

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The Best Daytime Decorations: 

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The Best Nighttime Decorations:  What an awesome beacon in the night.


The Best Block (combined): These folks combined to make a great 1-2-3-4 punch of lights, all with different themes.

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Honorable Mention: This beautiful wreath setup


Honorable Mention: “Saturday Night Santa” (his big shadow gives this one some serious Christmas Cred)


Honorable Mention: The Holiday Zoo!

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(one of these things is not like the other ^^^ )

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First Annual Sligo Woods Winter 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

1. Open to Sligo Woods Civic Association area residents only.  Judges homes will be excluded.
2. Address numbers must be visible from the street day and night.
3. Each home can only win in one category.
4. Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.

Winners earn a certificate and a sign posted in their yard for 1 to 2 weeks.
Signs will be collected and reused next year.

Nominations are due by Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Email your nominations Mary@sligowoods.org.
Please include owners name and contact information if you have it.

Judging will occur December 17 and signs posted December 18.

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Sligo Woods 3rd Annual Halloween Parade!

Join us for the Sligo Woods 3rd Annual Halloween Parade!

Date: Monday, October 31, 2016

Time: Meet: 5:30pm Parade: 5:45pm-6:15pm

Where: Meet in front of 711 Dryden, at the corner with Calumet. (Thanks to Sanjida and Tim for offering their front lawn!) The route will be a couple of blocks longer this year, to allow for more folks to join us.  (A map of the route will be posted here shortly.)

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 Community Yard Sale! September 24

Sligo Woods is having our first official Community Yard Sale, on September 24.  (Rain date, September 25)

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 at the corners of Gabel at Gregory, and Justin at Gilmoure.

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Sligo Woods Community Picnic – August 28

Just a reminder that the Sligo Woods Community Picnic is happening on Sunday, Aug. 28th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the soccer field behind the Karasik Center (10611 Tenbrook Drive). Bring some food to share or just a picnic lunch fro you and your guests. There’s a playground for the kids and a soccer field and basketball court. Hope to see you there!

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SWCA Meeting – June 20th, 7:30pm

Hello, neighbors!
Please ​plan to attend​ our next civic association meeting on Monday, June 20th, at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at our usual meeting spot, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 818 University Blvd. Agenda items include:
-Nomination and vote to select a Vice President (members who have paid their dues for the 2015-2016 year are eligible to vote).
-By-laws presentation (please see attached for a soft copy. Limited copies will be available at the meeting. You are encouraged to review the by-laws prior to the meeting.)

-Upcoming Events
     * Summer Block Party
     * Neighborhood Sign Beautification
     * New Neighbor Lookout and Welcome Committee efforts
-Annual Dues Renewal

We ​will see​ you there!

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Green Streets Informational Meeting – March 13

In order to better understand the coming “Green Streets” projects, the Sligo Woods Civic Association is co-sponsoring a Sunday afternoon gathering with project staff from the County’s Department of Environmental Protection.  This will be an informal, outdoor event, walking some of the streets where project locations are under consideration.

Sunday, March 13th
Tenbrook Drive at Robin Road
(top of the kids’ sledding hill)

DEP project manager, Mr Ryan Gardiner, says: “There will be no new information presented [beyond the presentation and maps from the November public meeting], but there will be an opportunity to discuss some specific locations, as well as to ask and answer questions.”

Everyone in the neighborhood is welcome to attend and participate.

Questions?  Call Ryan Gardiner at (301) 479-1265 or contact Laura Mol of the Environment Committee of the Civic Association at (301) 681-9686 or LauraMolMail |at|gmail |dot|com.  More information about “Green Streets” is on the Civic Association’s post.

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MoCo Green Streets Project looking for feedback from YOU!

In the current phase of this project, the County’s Department of Environmental Protection (MoCo DEP) welcomes comments and suggestions from residents of our neighborhood—especially by the end of March 2016, when technical planning will intensify. There will be later opportunities for public comment, but comments are most helpful at the earlier stage.

The first round of the proposals for our neighborhood can be found here (note that only about half of the ~130 locations shown will, in the end, be selected):


More general background information is here:



To participate with others in Sligo Woods Civic Association in reviewing “Green Street” possibilities, please contact: LauraMolMail |AT| gmail |DOT| com

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Next Meeting March 21, 7:00pm

The next Sligo Woods Civic Association general membership meeting will be on Monday, March 21 at 7:00pm, at Good Shepherd Church on University Boulevard (our usual location).  Please watch this space for an agenda and other updates as the date draws closer.

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