Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Neighborhood websites for Wheaton area -- Join now!

I would like to invite you to join the website "Nextdoor." It is like a neighborhood listserv but in website form.  More like message boards for each neighborhood with nearby neighbors being able to view the boards from other areas nearby.

To the right are some of the areas currently covered by groups. There are certainly more areas covered than that but I couldn't find a way to see them all.  Join your group now to see what your neighbors are talking about!

If your area isn't covered, you can create a neighborhood group yourself easily!

I joined recently and am very much enjoying it.  It works by someone setting up a neighborhood on Nextdoor, designating what borders make sense from their perspective, and creating the group.  They invite people to join it and after 10 people inside the boundaries join Nextdoor will mail postcards to the rest of the residences in the hood asking them to join.

Moving to Wheaton from DC, the vibrant neigbhorhood listserv that I left behind was one of the things I missed the most.  Hopefully this will fill that void.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Wheaton Summer Fun Series - Tonight and each Friday in August

Wheaton TGIF 2014 Summer Film Series
The grassy Wheaton Triangle will feature the Lego Movie tonight.  Here's a sign by the Metro station advertizing it. Concerts with live music are 7:00-8:30 PM and the films start at dusk.  Free!  Bring your blanket or lawn chair to sit upon on the grass.

Summer Series 2014 Lineup:
July 11 Frozen (G)
July 18 Invitation Band (Top 40)
July 25 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)
August 1 The Lego Movie (G)
August 8 Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13)
August 15 Grupo Latino Continental (Latin)
August 22 John Stone Reggae Band (Reggae)
August 29 The Nighthawks (Roots Rock, Blues)

In other news, the construction at Randolph Rd and Georgia Ave (just south of Glenmont metro station) is going strong.  The land in the southwest and southeast corners of the intersection has been bulldozed and is ready for digging!  I hope the construction process goes smoothly and that the resulting intersection is indeed more friendly to all modes of transportation (vehicles, bicycles, and walking), as we have been promised.