Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Darnestown Heritage Park set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
County officials plan to celebrate the minting of a new park in Darnestown on Saturday. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony for Darnestown Heritage Park is set for 9:30 a.m. at 14015 Darnestown Road. Darnestown Civic Association leaders, Montgomery County Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County councilman Craig Rice, D-Dist. 2, of Germantown, were expected to offer remarks. Darnestown Heritage Park was built on nearly a half acre of undeveloped land near Darnestown and Seneca roads, an effort spurred from the community’s desire to give the rural, unincorporated place a clear focal point that highlights Darnestown’s history. Montgomery County Planning board approved the facility design for the park in 2007, county records show. More details …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
DCA President Lisa-Patterson Troike sits down with Patch for a Q&A.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Greg Cohen
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Lisa Patterson-Troike, President of the Darnestown Civic Association, sat down with Patch Monday, Nov. 7 for an introductory meeting and to discuss what's going on in Darnestown: Patch: When did your involvement begin with the Darnestown Civic Association (DCA) and what was the process like going from a new person in the organization to making your way up the ladder to become President? Lisa Patterson-Troike: I moved to Darnestown in 1998 and began volunteering in 2000. The process was easy! The DCA needed a Recording Secretary and I volunteered. Then, the DCA needed a Social Committee Chairman and I was asked to volunteer. After a few more years, the DCA needed a Vice President and I was asked to take the position. Then, after two years, …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Following recent tree removals and continued service outages, DCA members expressed their frustration with the utility company to their county and state representatives.
Pepco’s recent removal of dozens of trees in the area dominated discussion at the Darnestown Civic Association Meeting on Thursday evening. “I’m sick and tired of Pepco,” said Darnestown Civic Association President Lisa Patterson. She said she learned about the removal of trees on Berryville Road, and on other roads that are designated as rustic, from several homeowners who contacted her to describe their frustration. “It just made me sick,” she said about the trees, some more than 100 years old, that were chopped down by Pepco. After neighbors and preservation advocates intervened with crews last Thursday, Pepco agreed to halt its tree removal operations in the area for 30 days or until a meeting is held to discuss the rustic roads …