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MONTPELIER TODAY 1 May/June 2014

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Montpelier Today
May/June 2014




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THE NEWSLETTER OF THE MONTPELIER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
May/June 2014
Bob Derrick, President
Chair, Executive Committee
301 776-5008
derrickr@wans.net

Jack Keating, Vice President
Member, Executive Committee
301 325-0497
jjktito@aol.com

Lillian Fazio, Treasurer
Chair, Finance Committee
Chair, Tennis Committee
301 776-3267
Lillian_fazio@aol.com

Patricia Douville, Secretary
Member, Executive Committee
Chair, Social & Nominating Committees
301 490-7614
pldouville@verizon.net

Paul Buehler, Trustee
Co-Chair, Facilities Committee
301 776-9886
buehler@freestate.net

Brad Gimbert, Trustee
Co-Chair, Facilities Committee
301 776-8366
mgimbert@verizon.net

Tim Jacobs, Trustee
916 712-1731
tim@jacobszone.com

Richard Mason, Trustee
Chair, Security Committee
Chair, Traffic Committee
301 346-6250
rsmason@aol.com

Jean Sorrentino, Trustee
301 776-3650
sorrentino12@verizon.net

Committees

Architectural Control & Compliance
Michael Boddie, Chair
(301) 442-5253
Michael.boddie@aol.com

Communications CommitteeTony Fleming, Chair
tonyrfleming@gmail.com
240 841-2787

Elections & Swim Team Lynne Collman, Chair
301 776-3098
lbcollman@gmail.com

Pool CommitteeMary Derrick, Chair
301 776-5008
derrickr@wans.net

Welcoming CommitteeGloria Hynes
gloriahynes@verizon.net


Assistant to the Board
Mary Hughes888-622-4630 x103
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2014 Board of Trustees
February 2014 Board Meeting Minutes
6
February 2014 ACCC Meeting Minutes
7
March 2014 MCA Board Meeting Minutes
8
March 2014 ACCC Meeting Minutes
9
Financials
10
Security Committee Report
12
Social Committee Report
13
GLO in the Garden
15
ACCC Approval Form
25
Helping Hands
29
2014 Pool Guide
17
Swim Team Information
20
MONTPELIER TODAY 4 May/June 2014

UPCOMING MCA MEETINGS FOR MONTPELIER HOMEOWNERS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETINGS
Mark your calendar for Tuesday May 13 and Tuesday, June 10 for the monthly board meengs at
Deereld Community Center, preschool room. All meengs begin at 7 PM. Montpelier homeowners
are encouraged to aend.

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL & COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS (ACCC)
The next meengs will be Thursday, May 1 and Thursday, June 5. All meengs are at Deereld Com
munity Center, preschool room at 7 pm.
Your help is needed. Gloria Hynes is working with the
County on the Bradford Tree Replacement Program.

Do you have Bradford Pear Trees along the street that
you would like the County to remove (free of charge)
or did you get a replacement tree that has now died?

Please email Gloria Hynes, Montpelier resident and
Master Gardner, at gloriahynes@verizon.net and
provide the following informaon:

1. address
2. the number of replacement trees that are dead
3. the number of old Bradford Pear trees that you
want the county to cut down.

For those who might not remember the program or
are new to the neighborhood, the Bradford Pear trees
are the owering (white), manybranched trees which
just nished blooming in April. They are charming
arching over our streets, but unfortunately they have
become a problem. The tree branches are weak and
unstable in windy or snowy weather. In past years we
have had streets blocked with broken branches and a
few cars have been damaged as well. The trees are
also invasive. In response to these issues, the County
started a program to remove the Bradford Pears and
replace them with a variety of other trees. Oaks, ma
ples, red buds, crepe myrtle, etc. were oered to
those who had diseased or damaged pear trees re
moved. The County partnered with a design company
to ensure that replacement trees were suitable for
the area, but homeowners were also allowed to re
quest trees from the list available.

If you would like more informaon on the original
program, go to www.montpelieronline.org and do a
search for bradford pear. Gloria Hynes also discuss
es the current state of the program in her column on
page 19 of this newsleer.
Do you have...
Bradford Pear Trees or
Dead Trees Along the Street/County Right of Way
Please contact Gloria Hynes at gloriahynes@verizon.net to arrange a visit from the Welcoming Com
miee. The commiee will only schedule the visit for a me convenient for you. They have lots of
informaon about our pool acvies, swim team, area programs and will be able to answer any
quesons that you have.
MONTPELIER TODAY 5 May/June 2014
The 2014 Annual Assessment is PAST DUE
Every person or enty who owns a home in Montpel
ier is a Member of the Montpelier Community Associ
aon. The Developer created covenants and re
stricons for each Lot owned within Montpelier. Each
current and subsequent Owner of such Lot by ac
ceptance of a deed therefor, whether or not it shall be
so expressed in any such deed or other conveyance,
shall be deemed to covenant and agree to pay to the
Associaon:
a. annual assessments and charges; and
b. special assessments for capital improvements, such
assessments to be xed, established, and collected
from me to me as hereinaer provided. (ARTICLE
V: COVENANT FOR MAINTENANCE ASSESSMENTS
Secon 1. Creaon of the Lien and Personal Obliga
on of Assessments)

Unpaid assessments are past due. The total now due
is $347.95 ($295 assessment, $50 administrave fee
and $2.95 interest per month). Assessments remain
ing unpaid in May will be turned over to the aorney
for collecon.

If you need an adavit or pool user form, please email
or call Mary Hughes (emhughes@comcast.net/ 888
6224630 x103). Please call the MCA treasurer, Lillian
Fazio301 7763267, if you have any quesons.

On April 5, 2014 Joe Sharpless passed away in Sun Lake AZ. Joe lived in Montpelier for over 25 years where he and
his late wife Nancy raised their daughter Carole. If you look at some of the "ancient" Marlin swim records in the 70
& 80's you may see Carole's records sll stand. She is one of our "original" Montpelier kids. Carole is Joe's only
immediate surviving family and she can be contacted on Facebook. Donaons in Joes memory can be made to:

Special Olympics Internaonal
Sports Development & Compeon
1133 19th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
R Parson
Crystal Rock Ln

IN MEMORIAM-JOE SHARPLESS
MCA Community Yard Sale
Saturday, May 17th
8 amNoon
Now is the me to begin cleaning your closets, acs and garages.
All residents are invited to parcipate in the MCA Community Yard
Sale on Saturday, May 17th. MCA will provide the adversing,
maps designang your locaon, and signs marking streets where
garage sales will take place.

Obviously you can make a last minute decision to hold a yard sale;
however, if you want your home listed on the map, we need to
know by May 15
h
. Please contact Tricia Douville
(pldouville@verizon.net or 3014907614) and provide your name
and address.
MONTPELIER TODAY 6 May/June 2014
Trustees in Aendance: Bob Derrick, Lillian Fazio, Brad
Gimbert, Jack Keang, Richard Mason and Jean Sorren
no, Tim Jacobs.
Trustees Absent with Cause: Paul Buehler, and Patricia
Douville.
Community Members Present: Laszlo Boesze, Mary Der
rick, Rilla Poer, Nancy Stakem and Mary Hughes.

President Bob Derrick called the meeng to order at 7:00
PM. There was a quorum to conduct business.

Secretarys Report: Tricia Douville
The minutes of the January 2014 board meeng were
reviewed. Trustee Keang made a moon to accept the
amended minutes. Trustee Mason seconded the moon
and it passed unanimously.

Treasurers Report: Lillian Fazio
Trustee Fazio prepared the monthly statements which
were distributed.
Trustee Fazio reported on the sale of a house on Twin
Hill and the request to sele delinquent assessment
fees. She reported that the oer did not cover the
MCA expenses or assessments and did not recom
mend accepng it. Trustee Fazio made a moon to
decline the oer and insist that all outofpocket fees,
including aorneys fees (and any costs related to
release the lien), judgment, and assessments be paid
in full. Trustee Sorrenno seconded the moon and it
passed with Trustee Keang opposed.
Trustee Fazio reported that a vacant house on Mont
pelier had nally been sold and a foreclosure went
through on a house on Valerie Lane.

ACCC: Michael Boddie, Chairperson (absent)
Trustee Keang reported that the ACCC reviewed the
Maryland laws regarding the installaon of solar collec
tors on homes in the state. As the laws protect the
homeowners right to install solar collectors on the
roof of their home, the ACCC will no longer require
prior approval as long as the installaon meets all
State and local laws. An announcement will be printed
in the next newsleer asking homeowners to merely
nofy the ACCC of the intent to install the solar collec
tors and the approximate date for installaon.
The homeowner responded to the ACCCs leer re
garding a 6 foot fence installed without prior approval.
The homeowner submied the approval request and
explained other extenuang circumstances and the
approval was granted.
Trustee Keang suggested that the Board consider
installing solar panels on the roof of the pool buildings
to oset some of the $12,000 which the associaon
spends on electricity. The board will look into this.

Communicaons Commiee: Tony Fleming, Chairper
son
Mr. Fleming reported increased interest in the Mont
pelier Facebook page. He encouraged the board to
post items on the website to keep the content fresh
and keep it current and useful.
The website has lost one adverser and space is availa
ble. The rate is reasonable ($30 for two months) and
we can handle several more rotang ads on the site.

Facilies Commiee: Paul Buehler and Brad Gimbert,
CoChairs
The gazebo kits are $6,000 to $8,000. Trustee Keang
suggested that the board could purchase the materials
and build this with volunteers for less money.
Trustees Gimbert and Buehler are reviewing the play
ground equipment catalogue and will have recommen
daons.
Trustee Buehler has found several more opons are
now available for a handicap li at the pool.
Trustee Buehler ask for the oor ling to be extended
into the bathhouse showers this year.

Pool Commiee: Mary Derrick, Chairperson
Ms. Derrick reported on three bids for the management
contract at the pool. Lighthouse ($59,700), American
($59,000, plus an hourly rate for a third guard in August),
and Winkler (a lower bid, but it needed to be reviewed to
ensure they have the exact same scope or work). The
board asked the execuve commiee to review the bids
and scope of work and decide before the next board
meeng if the bids are nalized.

Social Commiee: Patricia Douville, Chairperson
(absent)
A 5K preliminary meeng was held by Mr. Arzayus, last
years organizer. The tentave date for the event is
September 6, 2014. Trustee Mason will ask the police
to hold the date so they can provide similar support to
last years.
The next event will be the Easter Egg Hunt on Satur
day, April 12.

Security Commiee: Richard Mason, Chairperson
Trustee Mason distributed his report and introduced
commiee member, Nancy Stakem. Ms. Stakem plans
to aend the next Cizens Police Academy.
Trustee Mason also distributed a memo on solicitaon
(Continued on page 7)
Montpelier Community Association, Inc.
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2014
MONTPELIER TODAY 7 May/June 2014
and asked that it be included in the next newsleer.
The last Cops Coee topic was about Adult Protecve
Services. Call 211 for Maryland Human Service Agen
cies.
The next Cizens Police Academy will start March 31
and lasts 12 weeks. An announcement was sent to
the community.

Trac Commiee: Richard Mason, Chairperson
Trustee Mason is working to get more people inter
ested.
Homeowners wanng to keep their Bradford pear
trees will be allowed to do so when the program to
remove them comes back through Montpelier.
Trustee Mason looked into lighng the MD Rt 197
Montpelier sign. It is owned by the MNCPPC and is on
Maryland State Highway rightofway. He was told
that it is very dicult to get them to respond to a re
quest like this.
Trustee Mason is looking into companys interested in
electrifying Montpeliers exisng gas lights.
Trustee Mason has a list of streets with pot holes
which he will give it to the county. Homeowners can
call the county to report on potholes by calling the
311, County Click number.
Many of the green Comcast Cable boxes are in bad
shape and are unsightly. Trustee Mason will contact
Comcast and ask them to x them.

Tennis Commiee: Lillian Fazio, Chairperson
The Consumer Complaints Board told Trustee Fazio to
take MidAtlanc to Small Claims Court if they do not
repair the courts as promised; however, it does not ap
pear to be the appropriate venue for the associaon.

Welcoming Commiee: Rilla Poer, Chairperson
Ms. Poer has enjoyed reviving the Welcoming Com
miee and meeng new neighbors, but she announced
that she must pass the chair posion on to someone
new. She will be happy to explain the dues and
stressed that it is an enjoyable task. Trustee Derrick
thanked her for reviving a commiee which promotes
such good will for the community.

The next board meeng will be held on Tuesday, March
11, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Deereld Recreaon Center,
preschool room. The moon was made and seconded
to adjourn at 8:17 pm. The moon passed unanimously.
(Continued from page 6)
February 6, 2014
Meeng Minutes

Commiee Members Present: Michael Boddie, Brian
Dennis, Michael Flowe, Colin Hebert and Jack Keang.
Commiee Members Absent with Cause: None.
Community Members Present: Bob Derrick and Mary
Hughes.

The meeng was called to order at 7:00 PM by M. Bod
die. The minutes of the January meeng, as transcribed
by M. Hughes, were amended. J. Keang made a moon
to accept the amended minutes. B. Dennis seconded the
moon and it passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS:
12704 Silverbirch Lane Repairs are not completed, but
the weather has been harsh. A leer will be sent to
the homeowner that the ne will be held in abey
ance unl April 1.

12203 Shadetree Lane Homeowner acknowledged mis
take in installing a 6 foot fence without requesng
prior approval and submied a complete approval
request and request for an excepon for a 6 foot
fence to increase security at the home. B. Dennis
made a moon to approve the request for a 6 foot
fence for security and given the extenuang circum
stances, as explained in a leer from the homeown
er, no ne will be issued for proceeding without prior
approval. J. Keang seconded the moon and it
passed unanimously.

New Business:
8805 Churcheld Lane Vivint Solar presented a request
on behalf of the homeowner for approval to install solar
panels on the roof. B. Dennis made a moon to approve
the request. M. Flowe seconded the moon and it
passed unanimously.

The ACCC reviewed the Maryland Statute allowing home
owners to install solar collectors on the roof of their
homes. B. Dennis made a moon to post the statute in
the newsleer and explain that ACCC approval is not re
quired as long as the roof mounted installaon conforms
to all State and local laws. J. Keang seconded the mo
on and it passed unanimously. The ACCC would appre
ciate nocaon prior to installaon.

The ACCC secon assignments were amended.

The next meeng of the ACCC will be Thursday, March 6,
2014 at 7:00 PM at Deereld Community Center. The
meeng adjourned at 7:45 pm.
ACCC REPORT
MONTPELIER TODAY 8 May/June 2014
Montpelier Community Association, Inc.
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
March 11, 2014
Trustees in Aendance: Bob Derrick, Patricia Douville,
Lillian Fazio, Brad Gimbert, Jack Keang, Richard Mason
and Jean Sorrenno.
Trustees Absent with Cause: Paul Buehler and Tim Ja
cobs.
Community Members Present: Joe Bacarella, Mary
Derrick, Gina Oliva, Jack Shaw, and Mary Hughes.
Guests Present: Floyd Zoblotny, Diane Richardson.

President Bob Derrick called the meeng to order at
7:00 PM. There was a quorum to conduct business.

Secretarys Report: Tricia Douville
The minutes of the February 2014 board meeng
were reviewed. Trustee Sorrenno made a moon
to accept the minutes. Trustee Keang seconded
the moon and it passed unanimously.
A complaint has been led against the MCA over a
fence. A copy will be made available to all board
members. The MCA aorney is ling a moon to
dismiss.

Treasurers Report: Lillian Fazio
Trustee Fazio prepared the monthly statements
which were distributed.
Trustee Fazio reported that the house on Twin Hill
went to selement and the MCA was paid for all
delinquent assessments, legal fees, and the current
2014 assessment.
404 out of 695 assessments have been paid to date.
Our taxes were prepared and no payment is due.
The Adopt a Marlin fees from last season ($250)
were deposited in the MCA account.

ACCC: Michael Boddie, Chairperson (absent)
Trustee Keang reported that Lawrence Taylor joined
the ACCC bringing the total members up to 6.
Two neighbors complained about an excessive num
ber of cars being parked along the street at the group
home near their homes. They shared with the Board
that when they quesoned one of the occupants
they were told that training meengs were being
held. The Board agreed that it was a maer for the
ACCC and their complaint would be registered with
the ACCC and it would invesgate for compliance.

Communicaons Commiee: Tony Fleming, Chairper
son
Membership in Nextdoor connues to increase. We
have 165 likes on our Facebook page and 170 sub
scribers to the NextDoor email list (from 140 dier
ent households).
Trustee Derrick asked for more of the community
events to be put on the website and board members
should provide content as well.

Facilies Commiee: Paul Buehler and Brad Gimbert,
CoChairs
Trustee Buehler is out of the country, but he wants to
meet with the commiee to discuss playground recom
mendaons, the li for the pool and le in the show
ers. Trustee Keang volunteered to price it with his
contacts.

Pool Commiee: Mary Derrick, Chairperson
Ms. Derrick reported on three bids for the manage
ment contract at the pool. Lighthouse ($59,700), Amer
ican ($59,000 with no extra guard in August), and Win
kler ($48,000, but it does not include the chemicals and
closes the pool on September 1.) Ms. Derrick noted
that the Lighthouse bid was $1,300 higher than last
year, but they have been reliable and responsive over
the past several seasons that they have had the con
tract. Trustee Keang made a moon to choose Light
house to manage the pool this year. Trustee Douville
seconded the moon and it passed unanimously.

Social Commiee: Patricia Douville, Chairperson
The next event will be the Easter Egg Hunt on Satur
day, April 12 with a Cake Walk.
The Community Yard Sale will be Saturday, May 17.
The swim team will be asked if they want to do a car
wash on that day as well.

Security Commiee: Richard Mason, Chairperson
Nancy Stakem reported on security issues to the
community while Trustee Mason was out on town.
She has a conict and cannot aend the next Ci
zens Police Academy, but registraon is sll open.
There have been no reported crimes in Montpelier.
Residenal burglaries are up in the county.
The police conducted a car seat safety check last
month.
The Annual Police Night Out is August 5th.
Trustee Mason invesgated the street parking issue
on Silverbirch and found there is nothing the Associa
on can do to restrict parking along the busy narrow
street.

Trac Commiee: Richard Mason, Chairperson
Trustee Mason called the county regarding potholes
on streets in Montpelier. Call 311 to report them.
(Continued on page 9)
MONTPELIER TODAY 9 May/June 2014
Trustee Mason contacted Innity regarding the poor
condion of the green cable boxes, but he was pessi
misc that they would do anything about it.

Tennis Commiee: Lillian Fazio, Chairperson
A neighbor requested that two of the tennis courts be
painted with lines for Pickleball for $800. There is no
need to purchase special nets and the lines will be a
dierent size/color to disnguish them from the ten
nis lines. The game is easier to play than tennis and
can be played by all ages. There will be several Learn
Pickleball sessions planned by volunteers. Trustee
Fazio spoke to several tennis players and only two
were against the idea, but others did not mind and
suggested courts # 2 and 3 be painted. Trustee
Keang made a moon that he would pay for one
court to be painted for Pickleball. Trustee Mason se
conded the moon. Aer discussion, the moon was
amended by Trustee Keang that courts 2 and 3 be
painted with Pickleball lines (he will sll pay for one).
Trustee Sorrenno seconded the moon and it passed
unanimously.
Trustee Fazio received no response to her leer
about xing the cracks in the tennis courts and the
warranty from MidAtlanc. She led a complaint with
the Beer Business Bureau.

Welcoming Commiee:
There has been no response to the request for a new
chairperson.

NEW BUSINESS
Trustee Keang requested our landscape contractors
provide bid to roll the walking path.
Trustee Keang reported that Ma and Adams Yard
Service had a contract with a 2year extension. No
other bids were received. Their bid increased $1300,
but it now includes several extra services that we re
quested last year and paid for separately. Trustee
Keang made a moon to accept the proposal of Ma
and Adams Yard Service for landscaping services.
Trustee Sorrenno seconded the moon and it passed
unanimously.
The pool cover is weak in some places. Trustee
Gimbert will ask Lighthouse to take a look at it and if it
can be repaired. He will ask Mr. Dengler how old it is.

The next board meeng will be held on Tuesday, April 8,
2014 at 7:00 PM at Deereld Recreaon Center, pre
school room. The moon was made and seconded to
adjourn at 8:46 pm. The moon passed unanimously.
(Continued from page 8)
ACCC REPORT
March 6, 2014
Meeng Minutes

Commiee Members Present: Michael Boddie, Brian
Dennis, Michael Flowe, Colin Hebert and Jack Keang.
Community Members Present: Lawrence Taylor and
Mary Hughes.

The meeng was called to order at 6:58 PM by M. Bod
die. The minutes of the February meeng, as tran
scribed by M. Hughes, were reviewed. B. Dennis made
a moon to accept the minutes. J. Keang seconded
the moon and it passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS:
12704 Silverbirch Lane Fine held in abeyance unl
April 1 for repairs to the exterior.

NEW BUSINESS:
Lawrence Taylor volunteered to join the ACC Com
miee. J. Keang made a moon to welcome L. Taylor
as a member of the ACCC. M. Flowe seconded the mo
on and it passed unanimously.
8782 Oxwell Lane Homeowner noed the ACCC that
there will be a PODS in the driveway around April 10.
8774 Oxwell Lane Homeowner noed the ACCC prior
to the installaon of a Direct TV dish.
12114 Mt. Pleasant Drive Homeowner noed the
ACCC prior to the installaon of satellite dish on the
back of the chimney.
12204 Barclay Place A trailer is in the driveway. J.
Keang made a moon to send a leer explaining
the covenant and the guideline allowing boats, trail
ers, etc. to be parked in the driveway between April
1 and October 31. B. Dennis seconded the moon
and it passed unanimously.
12403 Eastgate Lane A dumpster is in the driveway.
Owner will be contacted to nd out how long it will
be there.
A community member asked the ACCC if there were any
covenants addressing holiday lights and decoraons
which are sll displayed on some houses in the neigh
borhood. There are no specic covenants which ad
dress this complaint.
New survey secons were discussed amended. A copy
will be emailed to all members.

The next meeng of the ACCC will be Thursday, April 3,
2014 at 7:00 PM at Deereld Community Center. The
meeng adjourned at 7:32 pm.
MONTPELIER TODAY 10 May/June 2014
FINANCIAL REPORT
Jan March14 Budget
MONTPELIER TODAY 11 May/June 2014
Submied by Lillian Fazio, Treasurer
Jan March14 Budget
N
Prot & Loss Budget vs. Actual, connued
TRAFFIC COMMITTEE REPORT
The pot holes on Montpelier streets are gradually being
repaired. The enre county needs the Public Works
aenon and commiee member Colleen Elliker is stay
ing in touch with them to get the remaining holes lled.
With the help of Councilwoman Mary Lehman, Colleen
has been successful in geng Comcast Cable to repair
most of the cable boxes on our right of ways.

Gloria Hynes has an update for the Bradford Pear Re
placement Program. Our County eld inspector found a
total of 14 dead out of 829 trees planted in Montpelier.
These dead trees have been marked with white paint
and are scheduled for replacement this coming fall/
winter. The county is trying to help Montpelier home
owners realize the Bradford Pear Trees have reached the
(Continued on page 13)
MONTPELIER TODAY 12 May/June 2014
The only reported crime in Montpelier the past two
months was US Mail the. Thanks to one of our neigh
bors, a young "hooded" male was captured by the Coun
ty Police near the common grounds on 32414. The
accused criminal had a knapsack full of mail. His father
suddenly appeared and was retained as an accessory to
the crime. The teen tossed some of the incoming mail
he stole on the path between the tennis courts and the
nearby houses. I picked up that mail which was given to
the addresses on the mail. The police turned the alleged
criminal over to the Postal Inspectors (Postal Police) who
will take over this case. All mail was returned to the ad
dresses. We also learned that mail was stolen from the
postal truck. The leer carrier was red because there is
no tolerance for a mail truck le unlocked. Police and
USPS strongly recommend that outgoing mail be brought
to the PO or to a mail box.

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot alerted taxpayers
to a new phishing scam aimed at garnering personal in
formaon from taxpayers. Cizens reported to the In
ternal Revenue Service (IRS) that a front posing as the
Taxpayer Advocate Service sent them the following
email: Your reported 2013 income is agged for review
due to a document processing error. Your case has been
forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolu
on assistance. To avoid delays processing your 2013
ling, contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolu
on assistance. In the email, there's a link to get con
tact informaon for the bogus "advocate" assigned to
the case. There is also a fake case number. Do not click
on any links or reply to the message," Franchot said.
Anyone who receives the message may forward the
email to the IRS at atphishing@irs.gov. "The IRS and the
Comptroller's Oce do not contact taxpayers in this
fashion, Franchot connued, "and we do not ask people
to conrm their reported income online."

Thanks to all our residents who called 911 when they
saw a suspicious acvity. The County Police want to
know about these acvies. We also appreciate police
presence in our community.

Here is a reminder for calling County services:
211 / County Social Services emergency number for
food and shelter.
311 / non emergency county services not related to
police
911 / all police maers

The MD Park Police presented their mission for the MD
area at the Senior, and "not so Senior" Coee. Their two
major divisions are Road Patrol, and Parks and Recrea
on area including hiking trails. They also perform com
munity services such as digital child ID. They are pro
acve in inspecng parks and trails. They encourage resi
dents to call 911 if they see illegal or quesonable ac
vies in one of their parks. You can also call directly to
their communicaons center EMERGENCY: 301459
3232 or NONEMERGENCY: 3014599088

At the last Cizens Advisory Council meeng, the county
police reported that in a number of recent burglaries, at
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SECURITY COMMITTEE REPORT
MONTPELIER
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

BALANCE SHEET
MARCH 31, 2014
MONTPELIER TODAY 13 May/June 2014
On Saturday, April 12 over 50 young children
and their parents came out to enjoy one of the
rst beauful days of Spring. They collected
eggs (over 900) hidden along the walking path,
around the tennis courts, in the playground and
in the playing elds. The Easter Bunny even
made an appearance (Thank you, Jacob Lami
rande!) The kids enjoyed a
moon bounce (Thanks,
Brad Gimbert), bunny hop
races and guessed how
many candies were in con
tainers. But the highlight
was the Cake Walk! Many
parcipants, young and
old, won goodies made by
neighbors. Thanks Mary
and Bob Derrick for our
favorite neigh
borhood acvity.

Special thanks to John Dou
ville who lled and hid
many eggs, set up, cleaned
up and coordinated the
Bunny Hop races. Also
Mahew Coleman, An
drew O'Neill, Simone
White and Chris Mathis
who helped hide the eggs.

Y S, S, M 17 8 N
If you plan to parcipate, please email or
call Tricia Douville pldouville@verizaon.net 301
4907614 with your address. Maps will be
available around the neighborhood and signs
will direct shoppers to your house.

M D H D P L
DATE CHANGE: The annual Hot Dog Pot Luck
will take place on MONDAY, May 26 starng at
5:00 PM. Please bring a dish to share. There
will be a sign up sheet at the pool or you can call
or email me pldouville@verizon.net 301490
7614 to let me know you'll be there and what
you'll bring. MCA will supply hotdogs and
drinks.

W N P P will start
on Wednesday, June11. I'm looking for a few helpers for
this weekly event. For our new neighbors, if you want to
parcipate sign up at the pool by 2:00 PM each Wednes
day to parcipate. Bring $2.00 for pizza and a side dish or
dessert to share. It's a great way to meet your neighbors!

W A will start June 16 and take place on
Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 8:00. The cost is
$5.00 per session. Just drop in if you want to parci
pate. Please call the pool for weather related cancella
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least one door to the house had been le unlocked. All
members of the household need to be vigilant with lock
ing up. Make sure your garage doors are closed when
not in the front yard.

The ocers also emphasized the importance of recording
serial numbers of all your valuables and taking pictures of
unique items, especially jewelry. Record serial numbers
on the back of the printed picture. If you use electronic
data, make backup copies so that if your laptop or phone
is stolen, you have the serial number. Having this data
helps not only to recover the stolen items but speeds up
your homeowners insurance claim.

There were many mely emails from our Community
Police Ocers that were emailed to the community on
our Yahoo Group Email and Nextdoor Montpelier
community email. Examples are the free Soberride for
St. Patrick's Day, criminal wanted posters, free car seat
safety check, and a police blanket drive. Please sign up
with our group emails for both of these mely services
so you get informaon immediately. Thanks to Nancy
Stakem for her assistance on the Security Commiee.

Richard Mason, Security Chair
rsmason@aol.com/3013466250
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end of their life span. Many trees are diseased and they
are a liability problem. Residents will have the choice of
keeping the trees on their right of way.

The new intersecon of Cedarbrook and Odell at
Muirkirk Rd is scheduled to start within the next month.
Ulity realignment work has started.

Drive safely, be courteous to other drivers, and please
obey the speed limit of 25 MPH on all Montpelier roads.

Richard Mason, Trac Chair
rsmason@aol.com/3013466250
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SOCIAL COMMITTEE REPORT
MONTPELIER TODAY 14 May/June 2014
ons.

J 4 C will take place on Friday, July 4
at the pool. Games and acvies start at 2:00 PM Pot
Luck starts at 5:30.

M 5K Save the date! The second annual
MCA 5K will take place on Saturday, September 6. You
have plenty of me to prepare for this event!
Tricia Douville
Social Chairperson
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The 36th Anniversary
of the
Montpelier Summer
Concert Series

Montpelier Mansion Grounds
9652 Muirkirk Road at Route 197 in South Laurel

FREE Two-Hour Concerts at 7:30 PM

Friday, June 27th Friday, July 11th

Friday, July 18th

Friday, July 25th Friday, August 8th


Bring some friends, a picnic, a blanket and/or a chair.
Free public and handicapped parking is available via both the Montpelier Drive and
Muirkirk Road entrances off Route 197, 1/4 mile West of the Baltimore/Washington Park-
way (Route 295)

For information or to receive a concert brochure call 301-776-2805
The South Laurel Recreation Council
Come out to the tennis courts and learn to play PICKLEBALL on our
two freshly painted pickleball courts. Paddles and balls will be
provided at the courts from 10 am to noon on
Saturday, May 24.
(Bring you bathing suit the pool opens at noon!)
MONTPELIER TODAY 15 May/June 2014
Hi Neighbor,

HERB GARDENLast year I made a
concerted eort to plant several
Basil plants. I had already had suc-
cess with Oregano plants that had
come back for several years. In
September, I dried the Basil, as well
as the Oregano, and later blended
the two together. I have used good
quality spices for many years, but
never experienced the heady bou-
quet that has come from my kitchen blend. Of course, I
use it in all my Italian sauces, soups, shrimp dishes or
with mushrooms, garlic, or Italian parsley over steak.

Rosemary actually grows as large as hedges in Turkey. It
gives a savory scent when brushed up against. Roasted
baked chicken covered with Rosemary and olive oil along
with roasted red potatoes makes a grand Sunday meal.

Lemon Grass, Lavender, Fennel, Sage, Mint and Chives
all thrive in our climate. My friends from the Caribbean
as well as those from Africa "SEASON" their sh and
meat. Several of our neighbors plant Garlic and hot red
peppers used in Asian cooking.

In the Fall, I cut and dry the herbs, and use the coee
grinder to reduce the dried leaves. Place in a fancy jar for
special Christmas presents. So nd a sunny place, amend
the soil with cow manure or clay buster, choose your
herbs, plant and wait for fresh wonderful results.

BRADFORD PEAR TREESWe have to face the good, the
bad and the ugly facts concerning the Bradford pear
trees. The county chose this tree to be planted in our
subdivision because of it's resistance to disease over
forty ve years ago. Since the county planted the trees,
they were responsible for pruning them. However, that
was not done and even if they had been pruned, the
trees grew too large with the branches that reached out
horizontally and broke or split aer heavy snows. The
wood of the tree is a so wood and with age became
very brile. The other problem is that the branches bifur-
cate too early in it's growth resulng in branches very
low to the ground also contribung to it's suscepbility
of fracturing branches.

Two years ago, the county chose to replace many of the
trees. Montpelier had more pear trees and the most
complaints about declining condions, but everyone was
not happy. Several of the neighbors felt that the beauty
of the white blossoms in the Spring me jused leaving
the trees in place. Others felt the neighborhood would
lose some of it's charm. These arguments have merit,
however, the trees only have a
certain life span.

I am presently working with the
county and it is my contenon
that trees that were replaced and
died should be exchanged by the
contractor without addional cost
to the county, therefore not im-
pacng their decision to recfy
the current situaon. Those re-
sponsible in the county asked me
to be paent for budget or the lack of it will inuence
their acons. The county should also reevaluate the con-
dion of the remaining pear trees. As residents, we too
have the responsibility to water the trees that the county
plants so let me know your opinion.

SPRING BULBSRemember, last Fall I planted tulip bulbs
in pots and covered the pots with so large hole neng
to prevent deer and criers from eang them? Well, it
worked! The tulips are growing through the neng and
none of the pots have been disturbed.

PLANTING FOR SUCCESSOne of the best ps I can
share with you is the proper way to plant new specimens
in the garden. Frankly, plants can be very expensive and
one puts great eort and expectaon in the plant
choice, so why not take the steps to success?
1. Dig a hole with sloped sides three mes as wide as the
root ball and no deeper than the root ball. Save the soil
and add equal parts mulch, Leaf Gro or planng mix.
2. Remove the plant from the pot. Soak the root ball in
water in a bucket of water for several minutes. If you nd
the root ball hard and dry, soak over night.
3. Untangle any maed roots with a fork or culvang
tool.
4. Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the root
ball is level with or slightly higher than the ground.
5. Fill in around the root ball with the amended soil.
6. Construct a shallow basin around the plant to hold
water.
7. Water thoroughly.

E mail me of your neighbor's garden so I might feature
them in the next issue. I do appreciate all the enthusiasm
and support for the col-
umn. HAPPY GARDEN-
ING !!!!!!!

Gloria Hynes,
Master Gardener
Prince George's County

GLO in the GARDEN
MONTPELIER TODAY 16 May/June 2014
Marlin Car Wash
Saturday, May 17th
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Montpelier Marlins Swim Team will kick
o their 46
6h
season with a car wash on May 17
th
in the pool parking lot.
The team is self-supporng and is comprised of Montpelier
neighborhood children ages 6-18.
Our swimmers will clean and vacuum your car or truck while you relax and en-
joy a FREE cup of coee.
Donaons will be accepted.

KICK OFF THE START OF ANOTHER MONTPELIER POOL SEASON...

MEMORIAL DAY HOT Dog
POTLUCK
AT THE POOL

MONDAY, May 26

5:00 pm Dinner
MCA will provide hotdogs and drinks.

Please bring a dish to share. There will be a sign up sheet at the pool or you can call or email me
pldouville@verizon.net 301-490-7614 to let me know you'll be there and what you'll bring.
MONTPELIER TODAY 17 May/June 2014

May 25 31 Sat Tue 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
Wed Fri 12:00 PM 9:00 PM

June, July & Aug Sun Tue 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
Wed Sat 12:00 PM 9:00 PM

September 1 Sun 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
September 2

Mon (Labor Day) 12:00 PM 9:00 PM

September 3 5 Tue Thur (School Hours) 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
September 6 8 Fri Sun 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 9 12 Mon Thur (School Hours) 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
September 13 15 Fri Sun (Final Weekend) 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

September 21 Sat (Dog Day) 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MONTPELIER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
2014 POOL GUIDE 2014 POOL GUIDE 2014 POOL GUIDE 2014 POOL GUIDE
PAGES 17-19 CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE NEWSLETTER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE DURING
THE POOL SEASON. PLEASE REVIEW THE RULES WITH ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.
Individual pictures are required for all pool users 6
and over. These pictures should be similar to a
school id photo, drivers license photo or passport
photo. Your name and lot number (or address)
should be on the back of your photo. The gate at-
tendants are instructed to refuse entry to anyone who
does not have a photo on file. Send photos to:

MCA
PO Box 2503
Laurel, MD 20709
You may also bring photos to the pool during regular
pool hours.

Only the family members (and paid extended family)
listed on your 2014 pool user form will have access to
the pool. If you did not fill out the pool user form
and return it with your affidavit, pick one up at the
pool or you can download one at
www.montpelieronline.org. All information
(birthday if under age 18, relationship to owner, etc.)
is required.
POOL PHOTOS REQUIRED
POOL HOURS f or 2014
May 24 - May 27 Sat - Tue 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 28 - May 31 Wed - Sat 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

June, July, August: Sat - Tue 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wed - Sat 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 1 Labor Day 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 2 - 4 Tue - Thur 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
September 5 - 7 Fri - Sun 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 8 - 11 Mon - Thur 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
September 12 - 14 Fri - Sun 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

September 20 Sat (Dog Day) 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MONTPELIER TODAY 18 May/June 2014
MCA Pool Rules and Regulations
The following rules and regulations have been established for the benefit, health and safety of all patrons of the
pool facility. These will help provide enjoyable recreation for all members and their guests. Pool Management or
the MCA Board of Trustees may institute new regulations at their discretion in the interest of safety. The follow-
ing are not intended to be all inclusive:

All MCA Members should ensure their children and guests
understand and observe all pool rules.

1. Please give the lifeguards and pool sta the respect they deserve. They are there for your protecon and
should never be considered babysiers. Children should not be le at the pool unsupervised.

2. Parents and guardians are responsible for the behavior of their children. Members are responsible for the
behavior of their guests.

3. All children under age 8 must be connually supervised by an adult while at the pool. You must be within
arms length of children that can not swim at all mes. This rule applies to children of any age.

4. A parent or childcare provider must remain with children in the wading pool area at all mes.

5. Appropriate swimsuits are required in the pool. No street shorts or cut-os are allowed.

6. All swimmers are required to shower before entering the pool.

7. Individuals who appear to present a health hazard (i.e. contagious diseases, infecons, open cuts, bandaged
wounds) will not be allowed to use the pool.

8. Swim diapers are required for all children not completely toilet trained.

9. No running, pushing, or horseplay in the pool area.

10. Patrons will not use profanity or abusive language in the pool area.

11. Spoung of water by mouth and similar unhygienic acons are not permied.

12. Swimmers may not sit, stand, hang, or play on pool ropes or lane lines.

13. No glass or breakable containers are permied in the pool facility.

14. Bicycles must be parked in designated areas. Use of skateboards, scooters, roller blades and other like ar-
cles are prohibited in and around the pool area.

15. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the pool area which includes the front gate and Food Pavilion.

16. Food and beverages are allowed in designated areas. Patrons must deposit all trash in the proper recepta-
cles.

17. No diving into the pool except in the diving well. No oataon devices of any kind are permied in the div-
ing well. Flips o the pool edge are prohibited.

18. Only one person allowed on the diving board at a me. Jump or dive straight out o the end of the diving
board, not o the side.

19. Divers must keep both their feet on the pool deck unl the previous diver has reached the ladder. Swim
directly to the ladder aer going o the board. Do not swim to the wall.
MONTPELIER TODAY 19 May/June 2014

20. Tipping, rocking or use of pool chairs for other than their intended use is prohibited. Patrons are responsible
for any damage they cause by willful misuse of pool property.

21. The MCA and Pool Management are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. The
pool sta will hold found arcles for two weeks before disposing.

22. The pool will be open for all ages on the hour through 45 minutes past the hour. The last 15 minutes of each
hour will be reserved for adults only swimming. Patrons must be at least 16 years old to use the pool
during these periods.

23. Under no circumstances shall a member or guest enter the water without a lifeguard on duty.

24. No unauthorized entry into the gate oce, guard room, or pump room is permied.

25. Patrons must obey all posted rules.

26. The Pool Manager or Assistant Manager may close the pool at any me due to personal discreon, opera-
onal dicules, or inclement weather.

27. Pool Management has the right to discipline anyone that refuses to follow the rules and regulaons of the
pool facility. They have been given the authority by the MCA Board of Trustees to enforce these rules.

28. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the premises. Persons that appear to be under the inuence of alcohol
or drugs will not be allowed on the premises.


Guest Policy and Procedure:
MCA members who are registered pool users, in good standing, may bring guests to the pool. A guest pass is
required for any non-member age 6 and over entering the pool and is good for the entire day.

1. Guest passes must be purchased at the pool in groups of 5 for $25.00. Bulk passes may be pur-
chased in groups of 25 for $87.50. Each pass is good for a one day pool admission. No single day
passes will be sold.
2. No cash will be taken at the pool. Only checks from the MCA member with a valid picture ID
(which includes their MCA address) will be accepted
3. All guests must be signed in and accompanied by the MCA member.
4. Guest passes do not expire and passes from previous years will be honored. The Bonus Guest
Pass issued for paying your assessment by March 31, 2014 and the Bulk Passes will expire at
the end of the 2014 swim season.


Age Requirement for Admittance:
(All results for proficiency swim tests must be registered with the Pool Manager.)


8 to 10 Years Old:
Member children who have passed our pool proficiency swim test may be supervised at the pool by an adult or
sibling age 13 and above, provided they too have passed our proficiency swim test.

11 to 15 Years Old:
Member children may enter without adult supervision provided they have passed our pool proficiency swim test.
Children who do not pass the swim test must be supervised by a member 13 or older, who has passed the profi-
ciency swim test.

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MONTPELIER TODAY 24 May/June 2014
MONTPELIER TODAY 25 May/June 2014
MONTPELIER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Architectural Control Committee
Approval Form
Member No: Date:
Name:
Address:
Telephone: Email:

House Type: Framingham Jamestown Gramercy Eton
Type of Alteration:
Addition/modification of basic structure Fence Shed

Siding/Paint Deck Other (Including PODS, Dumpsters)
Describe the alteration in detail. Information about dimension, materials and design must be included with this form or the
project will not be considered by the ACC. Include any statement of special circumstances that may require deviation from
established and published guidelines. Any changes to the exterior of your home, including paint color, siding and win-
dows, will require the approval of the neighbors on each side and in back of your home. Siding must blend harmoniously
with the neighborhood. The neighbors residing across the street must also be contacted if the project, when completed, can
be seen from their property. Major landscaping projects such as retaining walls, etc. must also be approved. Plans for
major alterations must be submitted to the ACCC two weeks before the meeting. Applications for approval of PODS,
dumpsters, or similar structures should check the Other box and must include the maximum time that the structure will
be on the lot.





Attach the following:
Note (1) Copy of plat of your property showing location on your property of the requested alteration.
Note (2) Detailed scale drawing or copy of blue prints of proposed alteration.
I understand that these items are needed for the committee to make an informed decision about the requested
alteration. When completed we agree to allow the ACCC to inspect this project.


Signature of requester
Neighbor comments:

Name (Print) Address Concur/Non-concur Signature

Name (Print) Address Concur/Non-concur Signature

Name (Print) Address Concur/Non-concur Signature

Name (Print) Address Concur/Non-concur Signature
The homeowner requesting approval of a project (requester) will contact the neighbor(s) residing on each side of his
home to obtain their concurrence or comments. In the event the requester resides on a corner lot, the neighbor re-
siding adjacent to his rear property line must be contacted. The neighbors residing across the street must also be
contacted if the project, when completed, can be seen from their property. Space for their name(s), address, concur-
rence or comments is provided above. If the required neighbor approvals are not obtained by the requester the
ACC will contact the neighbors to get their comments which will delay processing of the request. Neighbor com-
ments will be considered by the ACC in making a decision. Those neighbors that non-concur in a project will be
notified in writing of the action taken by the ACC and advised of their right to appeal. If a project requiring ACC
approval is started without such approval it shall be considered in violation of the covenants of the Association.
Mail completed forms to MCA ACC Committee, P.O. Box 2503, Laurel, MD 20709 or email to
emhughes@comcast.net.
Note (1) Prince George's County law requires a building permit for all structural changes or additions to your home.
For Architectural
Committee Use Only
Project No:
Date Received:
Letter Sent:
MONTPELIER TODAY 26 May/June 2014
SUBMIT an ACCC Approval Request Form
Before Making Exterior Changes to Your Home

No construcon, addion, or alteraon of a Montpelier
home shall be made without prior approval (approval
form on the preceding page) from the ACCC. No sheds,
detached structures-including fences, and driveways
may be erected or altered without prior approval.

Proceeding without prior approval shall constute a cov
enant violaon subject to enforcement, including nes.
If you are planning any work* to the exterior of your
home, rst ll out the ACCC Approval Request Form lo
cated in every Montpelier Today newsleer and online
at www.montpelieronline.org. Submit to:

MCA
ATTN: Architectural Control & Compliance Commiee
P.O. Box 2503
Laurel, MD 20709

Or by email to emhughes@comcast.net. Forms may
also be brought to the monthly meeng. Meengs are
the rst Thursday of every month at 7 PM at Deereld
Community Center.

REPLACING YOUR EXISTING ROOF, SIDING, WINDOWS,
and/or GARAGE DOORS IN THE SAME COLOR and MATE-
RIALS with NO ALTERATIONS,? YOU MAY PROCEED
WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. If in doubt or you have a
queson, contact the ACCC by email/phone.


BOAT, CAMPER, RV, TRAILERS

Boats, campers, RVs, trailers must be in stor-
age between November 1 and March 31.
Violaons can result in a ne of $250 per month.


USE OF PODS, DUMPSTERS, ETC.

The ACCC requests nocaon before placing a POD,
dumpster, or similar structure on any lot. Please include
the maximum me that the structure will be on the lot.
Use an Approval Form for nocaon or send an email
to emhughes@comcast.net.


RENTING YOUR HOME


.
P .

Printable copy of the MCA Governing Documents and the
ACCC Approval Form can be found online:
www.montpelieronline.org
MONTPELIER HOMEOWNERS: ACCC COVENANT ENFORCEMENT
The Architectural Control & Compliance Commiee (ACCC) is commied to working with homeowners to ensure
covenant compliance in Montpelier. The ACCC can review approval requests between meengs and when all
requested informaon is provided with the form, many approvals can be granted within a week of submission.
The Architectural Control & Compliance Commiee (ACCC) has received, and approved, many requests for installa
on of solar panels in the last year. While some of us may not like the look of solar panels on a house, the Mary
land Real Property Code (reprinted below) prohibits restricve covenants that impose limitaons on the installaon
of solar collecon panels on the roof of your home, provided that the owner owns or has a right for the exclusive
use of the roof. With this in mind, the ACCC will no longer require prior approval for installaon of roof-
mounted solar collectors provided that they comply with all State and Local laws. The ACCC requests
nocaon of the intent to install solar collectors and the approximate date for installaon. Noca
on may be made by email, mail or submied on an approval form.
GOING SOLAR ?? NOTIFY THE ACCC !
MONTPELIER TODAY 27 May/June 2014
First First First First Friday of the Month, April Friday of the Month, April Friday of the Month, April Friday of the Month, April
through October through October through October through October
Get free admission to Montpelier
Mansion with Self-guided tours
from11 am-6 pm
Tavern Games from 3-6 pm
Free! All ages welcome!

Friday of Month, April Friday of Month, April Friday of Month, April Friday of Month, April- -- -October, 10 October, 10 October, 10 October, 10- -- -11 am 11 am 11 am 11 am
As part of our Free First Fridays program, costumed staff
will read a story and have related activities for pre-
schoolers. Afterwards, you can do a variety of creative,
fun activities! They may include: visiting the Hands-On-
History Room, exploring the Dinosaur Room, exploring
the sights and scents of the flower and herb garden, and
more! It's up to you to choose.
Free!
Preschool for Pocket-Full of Stories

Chocolate Tea Chocolate Tea Chocolate Tea Chocolate TeaSaturday, May 17, 1:30 pm
Along with our usual delectable fair of fine finger sand-
wiches, cakes, pastries and scones, we'll have chocolate,
chocolate, chocolate! Book early! This ones going to fill
up fast! Space is limited. Price includes self-guided tour
of Montpelier and gratuity.
Cost: $29/person; $25/Members of the Friends of Mont-
pelier
Reservations and advance payment required by May 14.
12 & up

Montpelier's Spring History Lecture Series: History Montpelier's Spring History Lecture Series: History Montpelier's Spring History Lecture Series: History Montpelier's Spring History Lecture Series: History
Through a Drinking Vessel Through a Drinking Vessel Through a Drinking Vessel Through a Drinking Vessel
Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 pm
This is the third of three history lectures on the beverag-
es, libations and social culture of 18th century life. In
this talk, Maureen O'Prey will speak on beer in coloni-
al America.
Free 12 & up

Research Cafe: African American Genealogy Research Cafe: African American Genealogy Research Cafe: African American Genealogy Research Cafe: African American Genealogy
Saturday, June 28, 2014 11 am-1 pm
Come discover your African American heritage with Na-
thania Branch Miles! A noted author and speaker with
the Speakers Bureau of the Afro-American Historical and
Genealogical Society (Prince George's Co., MD Chapter),
she will introduce you to the best sites to start your re-
search. Nathania can also help you overcome thwarted
research attempts you may have encountered.
Refreshments are sold separately. Reservations are rec-
ommended as space is limited. Computers not provided,
so please bring your laptop!
Cost: Residents: $3;Non-Residents: $5 Adults

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9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel 20708
Contact: 301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544
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First Fridays Wine Tasng at Snow Hill Manor
In this series, enjoy wine sampling from local vineyards, live entertain
ment and light refreshments. Don't miss it, it happens the rst Friday
of each month, MayOctober (with the excepon of July)

Resident: $25; NonResident: $25
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Friday, May 2, 8 pm
Margot MacDonald, Indie Margot MacDonald, Indie Margot MacDonald, Indie Margot MacDonald, Indie- -- -Pop Rock Vocalist Pop Rock Vocalist Pop Rock Vocalist Pop Rock Vocalist

Songwriter, vocalist, live looper and one-woman band
Margot MacDonald gives haunting and powerful perfor-
mances that make you forget about technology as you
lose yourself in layers of lush vocals and striking melo-
dies. She is the current Washington Area Music Associ-
ation Artist of the Year, a recipient of D.C.s Power 30
Under 30 award. $25/person; 10% discount for Mont-
pelier members & seniors

Saturday, May 3, 11 am
Celebrate National Fitness Month / Pen & Pose: A Celebrate National Fitness Month / Pen & Pose: A Celebrate National Fitness Month / Pen & Pose: A Celebrate National Fitness Month / Pen & Pose: A
Workshop in Yoga and Writing Workshop in Yoga and Writing Workshop in Yoga and Writing Workshop in Yoga and Writing
Our stories often lie hidden not just in our grey matter,
but in our muscles, glands, guts and breath. The crea-
tive work of both yoga and writing can illuminate path-
ways into feelings, memories and images stored deep
within our bodies. In this unique workshop, poet and
yoga teacher Yael Flusberg will lead you through yoga
practices interspersed with writing exercises to help
you mine your inner riches. Wear comfortable clothes,
bring a mat and your favorite notebook and pen.
Ages 18 & up; FREE

Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Thursday, May 8, 12 am Thursday, May 8, 12 am Thursday, May 8, 12 am Thursday, May 8, 12 am
Sounds Like Etta Sounds Like Etta Sounds Like Etta Sounds Like Etta
Visit Montpelier this spring for a fun, new series of spe-
cial programs just for seniors ages 60 & better!
Youll be mesmerized by the rich and amazing sounds
of Etta Duren, a fantastic vocal-
ist wholl perform popular R&B
and jazz selections made famous by Martha Reeves,
Gladys Knight and of course, Etta James.
Tickets: $12/person

Friday, May 9, 8 pm
Walt Michael, Folk/Bluegrass/Celtic Walt Michael, Folk/Bluegrass/Celtic Walt Michael, Folk/Bluegrass/Celtic Walt Michael, Folk/Bluegrass/Celtic
In his forty years as a performer, musician, vocalist,
recording artist, composter, band leader, educator and
artistic director, Walt Michael has established himself
as an expressive performer of the hammered dulcimer.
Walt Michael and his band continue to cross barriers,
tastefully and successfully blending tradition with inno-
vation.
This performance is supported by a Maryland State
Arts Council Maryland Touring Grants Program.
Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier
members & seniors

Friday, May 16, 8 pm
Cyrus Chestnut, Jazz Piano Cyrus Chestnut, Jazz Piano Cyrus Chestnut, Jazz Piano Cyrus Chestnut, Jazz Piano
Cyrus Chestnut constructs melodies that tell stories on
the black and white keys of the piano, based on experi-
ences hes seen, felt and heard. Chestnuts brand of
crisp articulation and blues-influenced harmony evokes
another era, skillfully blending sounds while unabash-
edly bringing gospel into his club performances.
Tickets: $30/person; 10% discount for Montpelier
members & seniors

Saturday, May 24, 11 am
Celebrate National Fitness Month / The Art of Yoga Celebrate National Fitness Month / The Art of Yoga Celebrate National Fitness Month / The Art of Yoga Celebrate National Fitness Month / The Art of Yoga
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9652 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
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Enjoy an hour-long yoga class in the beautiful galleries
of Montpelier Arts Center. Bring a yoga mat and wear
comfortable clothes. Following the class, explore the
art exhibitions in the galleries or discover the gorgeous
grounds of Montpelier.
Ages 18 & up; FREE

Saturday, May 31, 5 pm
Resonance of South Asia with Sitar Resonance of South Asia with Sitar Resonance of South Asia with Sitar Resonance of South Asia with Sitar
Enjoy a sitar concert in honor of Asian-Pacific Ameri-
can Heritage Month. This program features a display of
traditional tapestries and saris/fabrics from South Asia
and connects the music and traditions of Indian classi-
cal music with raag-mala paintings, a Saari exhibition
and cuisine of the land.
Tickets: $20/person

Smooth Sounds for Seniors at Montpelier
Thursday, June 5, 12 am
Chuck Fisher Performs Country Chuck Fisher Performs Country Chuck Fisher Performs Country Chuck Fisher Performs Country
Visit Montpelier this spring for a fun, new series of
special programs just for seniors ages 60 & better!
Hee haw in your cowboy hat while you listen to the
smooth sounds of Chuck Fisher singing a variety of
traditional and contemporary country western selec-
tions.
Tickets: $12/person
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