Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Chevy Chase Village's emergency preparedness and Pepco's response to recent power outages were discussed at Monday's meeting.
The area’s late January snowstorm — and Pepco’s response to it — was for Chevy Chase Village resident Oliver Davidson a repeat of past headlines assailing the utility for its woeful response to the area's winter storms and outages. Davidson, remembering the storms of 1999 and 2003, cited a couple of headlines and noted the similarities between past storms and the region’s first significant snowfall of the season. “Exact same headlines!” he said. Davidson, co-chair for the village’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, who had to rely on a generator following the Jan. 26 snowfall, called for residents and Village staff to work together. “We need to do more for ourselves in addition to beating up Pepco,” Davidson said emphatically. He said he …
Friday, December 10, 2010
For more than 50 years members of the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase continue the tradition of preparing Christmas-cheer gifts for patients.
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- Teke Wiggin
Friday, December 10, 2010
Christmas helpers of the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase toiled away Thursday doing what they've done for more than 50 years at this time of year: preparing gifts for U.S. servicemen. Stationed at a series of Santa-like workshop tables, club members sorted and wrapped gifts for about 250 patients convalescing at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It's one of the big annual events for the club, falling under its "primary cause" of charity work, said Thelma Mrazek, chair of the club's community service committee. The club raises at least $10,000 a year which it donates towards local charities like the Chevy Chase Fire Department, Domestic Violence Assistance Project, and beneficiary of the night, the Walter Reed Chapter of the American Red …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Eyewear designer Corinne McCormack stopped by Chevy Chase for personal fittings with Bloomingdale's customers.
These are not your grandmother’s glasses. This was the first truth that eyewear designer Corinne McCormack wanted to prove during her fitting session for her new eyewear on Saturday at Bloomingdale’s. The second: that hip, stylish eyewear doesn’t have to cost a lot. Her new collection includes vintage-inspired glasses from the 50’s and 60’s with cat-like shapes and bejeweled accents. She also features animal print frames from brown to green, including bi-focal sunglasses. “My biggest inspiration is vintage,” said McCormick. “I’m an avid collector of vintage accessories. I love to find a great shape, then change it up so it’s modern and then add color.” Her glasses are all handmade optical quality and range in price from $52 to $65 and …
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The council learned about a free drainage repairs service and discussed how to reinstate extra police patrols.
Wednesday night's Section Three council learned about a county drainage system repairs service and discussed how to reacquire supplementary police patrols in the area. At the meeting Michael Mitchell, senior engineer at the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, presented on the county-funded drainage maintenance service his department provides. Mitchell said his department could provide water system repairs of up to $500,000 but municipalities only qualify for the repairs if public space is the source of the drainage problems. The county will also pay for projects more than $500,00, but they must compete for funds, he said. According to Mitchell, individuals and municipal governments alike can request water runoff and drainage …