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Weekly Town Updates -- March 3, 2017

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Utility Work Update -- WSSC will continue to install new house connections on Ridgewood Avenue next week. Washington Gas will not be working in Town next week. Thank you for your continued patience during the ongoing utility work. Please contact the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144 if you have any questions.

Pepco Providing Free Trees to Customers -- Pepco is providing 1,150 free trees to its residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, which helps customers conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting.The one-gallon, four-foot potted tree will be delivered directly to customers while supplies last. Available tree species include: eastern redbud, northern red oak, crape myrtle, river birch and red maple. Customers can reserve one free tree per household by calling 1-855-670-2771 or visiting www.arborday.org/pepco. Customers should have their Pepco account number handy when ordering the free tree. 

Native Canopy & Street Tree Plantings --
The Town is finalizing its spring tree planting list. If you have a spot in your yard suitable for a canopy tree, you might want to take advantage of the Town’s Native Canopy Tree Planting program. Under this program, the Town will purchase and install a canopy tree on your property at no cost to you. Residents are responsible for the long-term care of the tree once installed. You also may request to have a tree planted along the street in front of your home. The Town prefers to plant canopy trees when possible. Once the trees are planted, the Town will care for the trees for the first year by ensuring that they are watered. If you would like to request a tree, please contact the Town office at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org

Lulu's Fate Concert -- Friday, March 10, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall. 
Lulu's Fate performs a mix of music from the Appalachian, southern string band & country blues traditions, plus early swing, gospel, & original tunes. Comprised of Tom Espinola on mandolin & guitar, Kristen Jones on cello, and singer Kara Bolling, the trio blends virtuosic instrumentals with lush 3-part vocal harmonies to create new interpretations of traditional tunes. Lulu's Fate has performed at the Takoma Park & Washington Folk Festivals (among others), as well as at a packed house concert for our Town last year. Lulu's Fate is back by popular demand! Winning the Wammie award for Best Debut Recording and nominated for New Artist of the Year, and Best Traditional Folk Recording, this group is not to be missed. Concert-ready children are welcome. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. for savory snacks and good seats. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  RSVP for this event by contacting the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.

Cookie Challenge -- 
Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m., Town Hall. Two judges and the best bakers in town will meet at our first cookie challenge on . Cookies will be tasted and judged, and prizes will be given! Bakers – get your best cookie recipes ready for this new event. Also needed is an audience to participate, taste & award the “People’s Choice” prize. Our judges are Patty Craver of Henry’s Sweet Retreat, a modern take on a traditional candy market and dessert bar, at 4823 St. Elmo Ave; and Chef Peter, owner/baker at Gold Leaf Bakery, where he creates elegant cakes and pastries, at 4918 St Elmo Avenue. To RSVP as a chef or an attendee, call 301-654-7144 or email townoffice@townofchevychase.org. Chefs will be given additional instructions when they RSVP.


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Utility Work Update -- WSSC will continue to install new house connections on Ridgewood Avenue next week. Washington Gas will not be working in Town next week. Thank you for your continued patience during the ongoing utility work. Please contact the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144 if you have any questions.


Pepco Providing Free Trees to Customers -- Pepco is providing 1,150 free trees to its residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, which helps customers conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting.The one-gallon, four-foot potted tree will be delivered directly to customers while supplies last. Available tree species include: eastern redbud, northern red oak, crape myrtle, river birch and red maple. Customers can reserve one free tree per household by calling 1-855-670-2771 or visiting www.arborday.org/pepco. Customers should have their Pepco account number handy when ordering the free tree.


Native Canopy & Street Tree Plantings -- The Town is finalizing its spring tree planting list. If you have a spot in your yard suitable for a canopy tree, you might want to take advantage of the Town’s Native Canopy Tree Planting program. Under this program, the Town will purchase and install a canopy tree on your property at no cost to you. Residents are responsible for the long-term care of the tree once installed. You also may request to have a tree planted along the street in front of your home. The Town prefers to plant canopy trees when possible. Once the trees are planted, the Town will care for the trees for the first year by ensuring that they are watered. If you would like to request a tree, please contact the Town office at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org.


Lulu's Fate Concert -- Friday, March 10, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall. Lulu's Fate performs a mix of music from the Appalachian, southern string band & country blues traditions, plus early swing, gospel, & original tunes. Comprised of Tom Espinola on mandolin & guitar, Kristen Jones on cello, and singer Kara Bolling, the trio blends virtuosic instrumentals with lush 3-part vocal harmonies to create new interpretations of traditional tunes. Lulu's Fate has performed at the Takoma Park & Washington Folk Festivals (among others), as well as at a packed house concert for our Town last year. Lulu's Fate is back by popular demand! Winning the Wammie award for Best Debut Recording and nominated for New Artist of the Year, and Best Traditional Folk Recording, this group is not to be missed. Concert-ready children are welcome. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. for savory snacks and good seats. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. RSVP for this event by contacting the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.


Cookie Challenge -- Sunday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m., Town Hall. Two judges and the best bakers in town will meet at our first cookie challenge on . Cookies will be tasted and judged, and prizes will be given! Bakers – get your best cookie recipes ready for this new event. Also needed is an audience to participate, taste & award the “People’s Choice” prize. Our judges are Patty Craver of Henry’s Sweet Retreat, a modern take on a traditional candy market and dessert bar, at 4823 St. Elmo Ave; and Chef Peter, owner/baker at Gold Leaf Bakery, where he creates elegant cakes and pastries, at 4918 St Elmo Avenue. To RSVP as a chef or an attendee, call 301-654-7144 or email townoffice@townofchevychase.org. Chefs will be given additional instructions when they RSVP.


Upcoming Meetings & Events: Visit the Town's website to view the Town's calendar.

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