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July 2013

Lake Linganore Association Community News The Official Notification Publication of the Lake Linganore Association

2013 Must-Haves


to customize your new home at Lake Linganore 1.1


Up to 4,700 Sq. Ft. of Luxury

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3 3. Energy Star Windows 4 4. Upgraded Landscaping with Sodded Front and Side Yards and 5 trees




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Ryan Homes is proud to extend a 3% Co-Op Program in Lake Linganore at Eaglehead!

This Year Get Everything You Want Without Leaving The Neighborhood, So Start Building Now! Not only do you get to build your dream home in Lake Linganore at Eaglehead from the low $400’s, but you get to choose your neighbors too. Refer someone and receive $1,000 for YOU and $1,000 for THEM when they purchase a new home with us!* Give us a call at 301.882.7643 or stop by our NEW Jefferson Square Model at 6746 Woodridge Road. Directions: From Boyer’s Mill Rd. Take a left onto Eaglehead Dr. Continue straight on Eaglehead Dr. past The Audubon & Aspen Villages to a right on Woodridge Rd. Continue straight through the stop sign and veer right at the circle. The Model Home will be up the hill on the left. *Visit website to complete the referral. Must be submitted prior to initial visit. Prior sales excluded. Not applicable with realtor sales. $1,000 payment will be distributed at time of settlement. Considered taxable income and a 1099 will be issued. Prices, offers and included features subject to change without notice. Must use NVR Mortgage to receive any preferred buyer options or incentives. See Sales Representative for details. MHBR #56.


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Advertisement guide Design & Build 2

Ryan Homes

Heating, HVAC & Plumbing Backcover Dave's Mechanical Services


Husch Air Technologies

Painting Services 4-5

Community Directory



Meeting Calendar

Home Improvement


Finance at a Glance Committee Reports


Meadows Mailbox Cleanup


BoD Motions: May & June


Notices & Reminders


Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!


Trading Post


LakeTalk Special Edition



For Sale By Owner

Backcover Jim Southam, Bach & Associates, Inc.


Congratulations to Jillian Johnson!

Dorsey & Sons Painting

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Cline’s Home Improvement DJ Richard's Carpentry, LLC Backcover RCI Handyman Service 2 S&K Roofing, Siding & Windows

Pet Services 9

Critter Sitter

Realtors Elke Thornton-Husch Re/Max RESULTS

with Questar


Liz Burrow Keller Williams Realty Centre

18-19 Lake Rangers: Planting a Flag!


Lori Rogers Keller Williams Realty Centre


Summer 2013 Tennis Schedule

Landscaping & Tree Service


Join the Tennis Ladder

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16-17 Water Quality Update What is LakeQuest?

22-23 Summer Harmonies 24

Meet Vinyl Rhino


Meet John Luskey Band


Love Where You Live


School News

Baker Tree Service Beachy Landscaping & Construction College Boy Services Frederick Lawn Care

Specialized Services 7 15 21

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Lake Linganore Association at Eaglehead

LLA Staff

6718 Coldstream Drive ◆ New Market, Maryland 21774 ph: 301.831.6400 ◆ fx: 301.831.3246 ◆

Pool Hours: 4pm-8:30pm (School Year), 11am-8:30pm (Summer) Coldstream (closed Tuesdays) ◆ Summerfield (Closed Mondays) ◆ West Winds (closed Wednesdays)

Robert Kimble

General Manager x111

Dawn Vargas

Receptionist x110

Brett Hamilton Village Manager x112

Carla Scott

ECC Administrator x113

Gary Jenkins

Finance Manager x114

Jordyn Dowd

Communications Specialist x115

Kim Howell

Village Manager x116

Jennifer Edwards Office Coordinator x117

Doug Kolbjornsen

Office Hours

LakeTalk Submissions

Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm

All prospective contributors must submit their content by 9:00am on the 5th of every month. Please note that your submission will be printed in the subsequent issue (eg. March 5th submissions will print in April’s LakeTalk). Time and space constraints will determine the inclusion of submitted items. In high volume situations, submitted items will be honored on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. All content received after the 5th of every month cannot be guaranteed space in LakeTalk. Late submissions will be published as time and space permits. The LLA Office is not required to publish all submissions and may use discretion when evaluating items for print. Trading Post submissions will be accepted through the 10th of every month and must be 50 words or less. Any questions or concerns may be directed to:

Jordyn Dowd LakeTalk Editor 301.831.6400 x 115

24 Hour Answering Service

For facility related emergencies after hours, please call 301-293-3802. This service is not to be used for medical or police emergencies. Call this number to report fallen trees blocking the roadway, pool related service issues, or other facility related emergencies.

LLA Public Safety (non-emergency) 301-213-3515 *Not a 24hr Service.

Non-Emergency Line (Fred.Co. Sheriff) 301-600-2071

For Emergencies, Dial 911

Please do not call Community Patrol if you are witnessing a crime in progress. Always call 911 if you or someone else is in distress.

Our Mission

The Lake Linganore Association at Eaglehead is committed to providing the highest level of service to its members. The Association strives to achieve community awareness and understanding amongst all residents. The Association staff works to build transparency and simplify home Go online and read past issues of LakeTalk! Go to: ownership through community outreach. LakeTalk is the official notification publication of the LLA. LakeTalk provides a forum for urgent announcements and fosters open dialogue related to community issues and ideas.

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Meet the Board of Directors Dana Schlichting President

Glenn Weigle Vice President

John Allemang Treasurer

Liz Timberlake Secretary

Chris Vermillion Director

Phillip Wagner Director

Mark DeBord Director

Email the Board of Directors at:

BoD Meetings BoD meetings are held the first Monday of the month. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Lake Linganore Association office. The meeting agenda is e-mailed to the community the morning of the meeting date or the Friday before. Workshops are held every 3rd Monday of the month. This is a working session for the Board of Directors.

Community Directory Village Chairs Aspen

Brian McMynne []

Aspen North

John Peters []

Audubon North

Robin Crawford []

Audubon Condos

Melinda Dawson []

Audubon North Townhomes

Gary Timberlake []


Bill Dean []


Lisa Martinis [] Pat Veon []


Cary Frey [] Cindy Hoffman Scott Marko

Nightingale Jill Coleman []

North Shore Katie Mitchell []


Guy Reese [] Kay Riddle []

West Winds Ben Weltin []


Trish Flora []

Committee Chairs & Group Leaders Trailblazers

Katrinka Westendorf [] Kathy Murtagh

Friends of the Lake Committee

Christine Dagostino []

Lake Dredging

Bob Charles []

Environmental Control Committee

Water Quality

Golf Cart Committee

Eaglehead Community Preservation Corporation, (ECPC)

John Allemang []

Ryan Burroughs [] Nick Nilan Scott Marko

Municipal Incorporation Committee

John Allemang []

Strategic Planning Committee

Liz Timberlake []

Tennis Committee

Jose Miletti []

Neal Spungen []

MJ Minton []

LLA Finance Committee Linda Chrisler []

Lake Linganore Conservation Society Charlotte Dusold []

Contracts Committee No Chair

*Want to volunteer? Email:

Events Committee

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Meeting Calendar: July - August Meeting/Committee




BOD Coldstream Strategic Planning MIC LLCS Pinehurst ECPC LWQ Meadows Trail Blazers BOD Workshop WW ECC & WW BOD LLA-ECC Village Chairs Aspen BOD & LLCS Condo BOD Audubon Condos LLA-Finance Events LWQ Audubon SF Homes

7:00pm 7:00pm 6:00pm 9:00am 7:00pm 7:00pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 7:00pm 9:00am 7:00pm 5:30pm & 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA - parking lot VM's Office WW LLA LLA-VM's office LLA VM's Office LLA LOBBY VM's Office LLA VM's Office LLA

Monday, July 01, 2013 Tuesday, July 02, 2013 Thursday, July 04, 2013 Saturday, July 06, 2013 Monday, July 08, 2013 Tuesday, July 09, 2013 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Thursday, July 11, 2013 Saturday, July 13, 2013 Monday, July 15, 2013 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Thursday, July 18, 2013 Thursday, July 18, 2013 Monday, July 22, 2013 Monday, July 22, 2013 Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Thursday, July 25, 2013 Thursday, July 25, 2013

Strategic Planning MIC BOD Coldstream Meadows Trail Blazers LLCS Pinehurst ECPC LWQ LLA-ECC Village Chairs BOD Workshop WW ECC & WW BOD Aspen BOD & LLCS Condo BOD Audubon Condos LLA-Finance Events LWQ Audubon SF Homes

6:00pm 9:00am 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 9:00am 7:00pm 7:00pm 5:00pm 7:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 5:30pm & 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA - parking lot LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA LLA-VM's office VM's Office WW LLA VM's Office LLA LOBBY VM's Office LLA lobby LLA

Thursday, August 01, 2013 Saturday, August 03, 2013 Monday, August 05, 2013 Tuesday, August 06, 2013 Thursday, August 08, 2013 Saturday, August 10, 2013 Monday, August 12, 2013 Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Thursday, August 15, 2013 Thursday, August 15, 2013 Monday, August 19, 2013 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Monday, August 26, 2013 Monday, August 26, 2013 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Thursday, August 29, 2013 Thursday, August 29, 2013





Quote of the Month "Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits." - Thomas Jefferson 6

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Finance at a Glance Financials are approved by the Finance Committee and then submitted to the Board of Directors for final approval. The figures listed below are the most recently approved financials as of the LakeTalk deadline.

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Condensed Balance Sheet - As of April 30, 2013 Operating Cash $1,372,077.95 Reserves $3,583,826.62 Accounts Receivable $349,496.39 Prepaid Expenses $73,317.28 Work in Progress $18,795.39 Property & Equipment $312,259.84 TOTAL Assets $5,708,516.96 Liabilities $206,690.4 Capital & Equity $5,501,826.56 TOTAL Liabilities & Equity


Committee Reports Licensed & Insured ◆ MHIC #89500 ◆ Locally Owned & Operated

Finance The Finance Committee met on May 28th. The Reserve Study proposal submitted by Criterium Engineers, Inc. was reviewed and discussed. The use of Committee Funds was discussed. Discussions continued on LLA’s collection policies. April’s bank statement reconciliation was approved. April and May financials statements were approved.

Trailblazers The Committee has a work session the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9 am to around noon, weather permitting. We perform light maintenance on the trails—pruning, weed-whacking, picking up trash, etc. We usually meet at the Coldstream Pool parking lot and then car pool to the designated work site. Throughout the month we also walk the community trails so we can monitor/report deteriorating trail conditions and needed repairs to LLA staff. Staff or contractors perform all other “heavier” trail maintenance—repairing/replacing trail tread, removing trees across the pathway, installing wooden trail signposts, etc. We use a biocide broad spectrum cleaner and disinfectant, Rated Class IV, Non-toxic by the EPA. This is a revolutionary and proprietary formula that targets harmful contaminants causing no harm to you or the environment and eliminates odors. Our product is certified hospital grade and used in hospitals. This biocide exhibits a rapid kill over a multitude of microorganisms including H1N1, E.Coli, MRSA, HIV, VRE, Norovirus, Clostridium Difficile, Salmonella, Staph, Mold and many other bacteria, virus, and fungi using an sophisticated electrostatic application.

The next scheduled work session is July 13. Members usually bring their own tools (hand pruners, loppers, hand saws, etc.), but we have extras. Long pants, work boots or sturdy shoes, and work gloves are highly recommended. For more information, the Committee can be reached at: laketalk july-2013


Meadows Mailbox Cleanup!

Many thanks to Scott Marko and his team of resident volunteers for organizing a cleanup session at the Meadows Mailboxes. This team of volunteers spruced up the mailboxes with a fresh coat of paint! We thank these residents for proactively supporting their community.


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BoD Motions: May & June May 20th, 2013 LLA BOD MOTIONS Election of Officer Positions: Dana Schlichting — President Glenn Weigle — Vice President John Allemang — Treasurer Liz Timberlake — Secretary Mark DeBord — Director Chris Vermillion — Director Phil Wagner — Director Reserve Study Contractor Selection: MOTION: Director DeBord moved to approve Criterium Engineers as the contractor to prepare our reserve study, at the cost stated of $18,125.00. This should be an enhanced study and approved by the Finance Committee to ensure it will meet their needs. Treasurer Allemang 2nd. Vote: 6-0 all in favor. ECC Builders Request: MOTION: Director DeBord moved to approve the ECC’s recommendation to allow the improvements by the build-

er to the slope shown in this packet to lot 401 with the caveat that he must use a native non-invasive ground cover. Secretary Timberlake 2nd. Vote: 6-0 all in favor.

June 3rd, 2013 LLA BOD MOTIONS Approval of the May 20th, 2013 BoD Meeting Minutes: Motion: Director Vermillion moved to approve the May 20th 2013 minutes as amended. Director DeBord 2nd. Vote: 7-0 all in favor. Approval of the April 1st, 2013 BoD Meeting Minutes: Motion: Director Vermillion moved to approve the April 1st, 2013 minutes as amended. Secretary Timberlake 2nd. Vote: 7-0 all in favor. Pinehurst Paving Contractor Selection: MOTION: VP Weigle moved to approve Papillion & Moyer as the contractor for the Pinehurst paving project of Pinehurst Drive and Twinlakes Drive, based on the fact that they have the best overall score and they are the lowest priced. Treasurer Allemang 2nd. Vote: 7-0 All in favor. New Member Appointment to the Finance Committee: MOTION: VP Weigle moved to approve Helen Maleady’s appointment to the Finance Committee. Director Vermillion 2nd. Vote: All in favor. Reappointment of the Finance Committee Members: MOTION: VP Weigle moved to reinstate all of the following members of the Finance Committee for 1 year: Voting Members- Linda Chrisler, Sue Lombardi, Brandon Frazier, Helen Maleady. Non-Voting Members – LLA Treasurer John Allemang, LLA GM Bob Kimble, LLA Finance Manager Gary Jenkins. Director Vermillion 2nd. VOTE: 7-0 All in favor. Reappointment of the ECC Committee Members: MOTION: Director Vermillion moved to reinstate all of the following members of the ECC Committee for 1 year: John Allemang, Jim Southam, Chris Collins, Joey Romangnoli, Mike Peppin and Michael Hilliard. Director DeBord 2nd. VOTE: 7-0 All in favor. Reappointment of all Ad Hoc Committee Members: MOTION: Treasurer Allemang moved to reinstate all of the members of the ad hoc and other committees for 1 year. VP Weigle 2nd. VOTE: 7-0 All in favor. laketalk july-2013


Notices & Reminders Old Fashioned Fourth!

Join the Meadows Village for an “Old Fashioned Fourth" at McFadden Park! Kids: decorate your bike, trike, scooter, stroller, wagon or golf cart in red, white and blue in the spirit of the day! There will be sack races, egg toss and other field games. Cool off with watermelon, lemonade & popsicles. The fun will begin at 10:00 AM and last till noon on Thursday, July 4th at McFadden Park

Please Monitor Children

Parents, please monitor your children while outside playing and remind them to respect the private property of others. Children should not be allowed to play in others yards or to “cut through” a neighbor’s yard.

West Winds Common Area

The field next to the West Winds Tennis & Fitness Center is not part of the Lake Linganore Association or West Winds. It is private property belonging to the Tennis & Fitness Center. We have received several complaints from the 10

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owner that residents are using the area for dog walking, children playing and sports. Please be aware that this is private property and is only to be used by those who are members of the West Winds Tennis & Fitness Center.

NO GLASS on the Beaches!

2013 Private Pool Party Rates

Membership Materials

Max of 200 people, (member/guest ratio still applies). Hourly rates range from $40/ hr for 50 people up to $120/hr for 200 people. There is a 2 hr. minimum and a $40 set up fee. Reservation times are between Noon-8pm. Available at pools on the days they are closed. A $250 Damage Deposit in the form of a separate check in addition to payment and a signed contract are required to make a reservation. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Send an email to: Or call: 301.831.6400 x110

Photography at Events

Please be advised that photos taken at events on common property may be reproduced in LLA print publications, online and in other Association materials.

This Summer when using the beaches, please DO NOT bring any GLASS containers with you. GLASS bottles, platters and other breakable items become dangerously concealed in the sand and are All LLA Members in good standing have been mailed BLUE expiration stickers for the current season. Membership IDs and Vehicle Tags presenting last year's orange stickers are NOT VALID. If you do not have an LLA issued Photo ID you MUST come to the office and get one in order to access the amenities. You may come in for a Photo ID Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.

Summer Thunderstorms

To ensure that drainage and stormwater management systems operate properly, it is important for residents to do their best to maintain culverts in front of their home. Working with your neighbors to keep culverts free of large amounts of debris will help avoid drainage issues during heavy summer thunderstorms.

Lake Linganore



Many Thanks to our

Sponsors! Without the support of our Sponsors, the Lake Linganore Summer Concert Series would not be possible. Our community will enjoy a full scale professional production as a result of these local businesses generously contributing to our concert series. Please keep these companies in mind as you enjoy the live music this summer. At every event we hope our community is reminded of how many great locals LIVE, WORK & PLAY right here in Lake Linganore!

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ALL POSTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE 10TH OF EVERY MONTH. CARETAKER AVAILABLE Experienced RN available to attend medical appointments with elderly person and to assist with any follow-up needed. Also, able to supervise medication administration and assist with light housekeeping and meal prep. Fully licensed and insured. Excellent local references. Contact Ms. Peterson @ FREE TO GOOD HOME 5 goldfish and a 5 gallon tank. Fish are getting too big and need a bigger tank. Email: FREE Hard Plastic Quarter Pipe for skateboarding.

Please Email:

FREE Rainbow Wooden Play System - FREE! Must be willing to take apart and haul away. Has a slide, picnic table, 2 swings,a saucer swing, ladder, trapeze bar and a fort covered by a wooden roof. Call Jim: 301-401-8668 for an emailed picture. CHILDCARE Responsible and caring college senior majoring in elementary education home for the summer. Flexible schedule hourly /daily /weekly. Call Katie at 301-895-1001 NANNY/TUTOR FOR HIRE Qualifications: 8 years as K teacher in MCPS, B.S in Elementary Education, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, CPR and First Aid certified. Hands on approaches, apply knowledge and skills, higher level thinking and supports for challenges. Please contact Caitlin Walker at 410-908-1025. FOR SALE Kimball Console Piano, solid wood oak w/bench, $1500 OBO. Redskins Memorabilia, rare 1963-64 player & cheerleader kissing nodders, (some flaking paint at base), $1600 OBO. Solid Oak Roll-Top Desk, (54"W x 30"D x 49"T), 33 drawers & cubbies, 3 locks, oak chair included, original price $2780-asking $2000 OBO. Call Sandy at 301-865-4890. FOR SALE Used 2008 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Limited $12,900; 95,300 miles. Fully loaded. Silver metallic, light gray interior. Must see to appreciate features. All scheduled maintenance performed over the life of the car. Options: 3rd Row Seats, CD /DVD Players, Heated Leather Seats, Power Windows, Side Air bags, Sunroof. Call 301-865-8265. FOR SALE Like new 32 foot aluminum extension ladder with 250 lb capacity, $200; Chrome square hitch cargo carrier rack with locking pin, $150. Call 301693-4022 FOR SALE Windsurfer, great for the lake, $100. Call 301-305-0133 FOR SALE Pontoon Boat. Suntracker Bass Buggy 18’ Pontoon Boat w/trailer. Seats 8-9. Minnkota E-drive motor – 4 brand new batteries. Additional mounted/removable Minnkota pontoon trolling/fishing motor w/foot pedal + 2 batteries. $5500. Call 301-865-4471 FOR SALE 2006 Pelican Monoco DLX five-person pedal boat with Canopy roof for sale. Blue and White. It is in excellent shape and great on the lake! Retail is 800.00, I am asking $350. Contact Phil at 12

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Questions??? Contact Jordyn Dowd: 301.831.6400 x 115


◆ Special Edition ◆ September 2013 About the Special Edition In September of 2012, LakeTalk produced it's first Special Edition. The September Issue of LakeTalk now serves as a Special Annual Edition that covers a myriad of community information, from rules and policies, to clubs and interest groups. The September Issue serves as a reference document and helps to keep residents informed throughout the year. It is also a great resource for new homeowners as they try to familiarize themselves with the area. The Special Edition is a great way to maximize your brand's visibility! Advertise in this annual publication and know that clients will be referencing information and viewing your advertisement all year long!

Business Card Directory


Advertisers can purchase a Business Card Ad for $100.00

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Retaining Walls & Decorative Walls Mulching & Plant Installation Tree Service Walkways & Patios Natural Stone Roofing & Siding Decks Home Improvements Kitchen & Bath Stormwater Management & Drainage

The 2013 Special Edition will feature a Business Card Directory. Businesses will be ordered alphabetically according to business name. All contracts completed and paid before July 1st will receive free design services. All advertisers that have not paid on or before August 5th will not be guaranteed advertising space in the 2013 Special Edition.

*This form, full payment and PRINT READY ARTWORK is DUE by 8/5/13. Make checks payable to: Lake Linganore Association

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by Liz Burrow, REALTOR® At first glance selling your home yourself may seem like a great way to save money, but according to statistics from Trulia, on average, homes sold by their owners realize a whopping 24.21% less than those sold by professional real estate agents; the National Association of Realtors have this figure set at around 19%. Here are some of the factors which might contribute to this: • Bargain hunters – When buyers see a ‘For Sale by Owner’ sign one of the first things that comes to mind is the amount of money they can save. They view the fact that there is less commission to be paid as an opportunity to submit a lower offer. • Exposure – A staggeringly high percentage of homes are sold as a result of internet marketing. While owners have access to some of these marketing sites, there is a multitude to which they do not, severely limiting the places that their home will be seen. • Buyer Agents – Most motivated buyers depend on an agent. As homes for sale by their owners do not appear on the professional websites these agents utilize, FSBO properties will not be amongst the homes shown to these buyers. • Relocations – Buyers being relocated to the area by their companies are typically highly motivated and have the resources to make a strong offer but neither the time nor the knowledge to drive around looking for ‘For Sale by Owner’ signs. • Negotiating – It’s not just about being tough on price but also how to recognize a good offer. The complexities of different loan types and contingencies can often leave the seller responsible for additional and unexpected costs; understanding how these all work is crucial. 14

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• Days on the Market – Next time you see a ‘For Sale by Owner’ sign go up in the neighborhood, watch how long it takes to sell. A property which remains on the market for an extended period often gives the impression that there is something wrong with it, which relates to a lower net price when it finally sells. • Commission – Most sellers envisage saving the entire amount that would be paid on a traditional listing. However, if a buyer has their own agent the seller will be asked to pay a commission on the buyer side, reducing the expected savings by about half. • Access – Being constantly available to show the home to prospective buyers is generally a challenge to most sellers. • Liability – We live in very litigious times and in a transaction as large as this there is a lot at stake. Mistakes, no matter how innocent, could be very costly. Would you set your own broken leg or represent yourself in court? If the answer is ‘Yes’, perhaps selling your own home is a task for you. If not, consider hiring a professional. You may ultimately end up with more dollars in your pocket, with far less risk and frustration. 1 2

Congratulations to Linganore's own,

Jillian Johnson Miss Potomac 2013

Jillian Johnson, an Auduon resident, was crowned Miss Potomac’s Outstanding Teen 2013 on April 20th, 2013 in Hagerstown, MD. Miss Outstanding Teen is sponsored by Miss Maryland Scholarship Organization. Jillian competed in the State of Maryland Competition in June, for Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen 2013. Jillian is currently in the 7th grade at Oakdale Middle School. Way to go Jillian!!!

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Friends of the Lake (fol) COMMITTEE REPORT Water Quality Update by Neal Spungen

The E. coli testing at Nightingale and Coldstream Beaches is now being performed on a daily basis until the end of the summer. Results and additional information can be found on the LLA website (Committees > Friends of the Lake > Test Results). During a tour of the lake on June 5th, Dr. Ferrier and two others from Hood College analyzed the lake water to determine what causes the algae growth. They used specialized test equipment to evaluate different chemicals in the water, as well as other aspects of the lake. We expect to have the results of their testing by the end of June. A special thank you to Cathie and Jim Reed who provided their boat for the trip. Interested in learning more about the lake water? Contact Neal Spungen at nspungen@llwater to learn more about the Lake Linganore Water Quality Team.

What is LakeQuest? by Brooke McGrath

Have you heard the buzz about LakeQuest yet? Are you still looking for some summer fun? Go on a LakeQuest!

Where do I register my team for LakeQuest? Registration is free through June 25th. All teams registering after June 25th will be subject to a $5.00 processing fee. For more information, please contact us at:

How does it work? LakeQuest is a unique opportunity for Lake Linganore residents of all ages to take advantage of the wonderful amenities our community has to offer. Each household is eligible to register as a team and complete an adventure series of self-guided 16

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challenges called “Quests” at our trails, lakes, and amenities. Quests will take you to places you may have overlooked, and may introduce you to treasures you never knew existed. So come out and join us by registering today! This is an opportunity for everyone in your household to work together as a team, get some fresh air, and discover and explore all that Linganore has to offer.

Where will Quests take me? •

Explore Linganore’s trails and lakes

Test your knowledge of history, ecology, wildlife, and other outdoor skills and principles.

Tackle challenges while hiking, canoeing, or exploring a stream.

Check the website to find out about Bonus Quests and Super Secret Bonus Quests!

Already Registered for LakeQuest? How many Quests have you completed? In order to receive credit for your Quests, make sure you email your Quest Solutions to FOL at:

for prizes. Make sure to bring your completed Logbook to Fall Fest!

Who should I call if I have a problem while I'm out questing? We hope you are enjoying LakeQuest and find the Quests fun and challenging. Sometimes while you are out on the trails and waterways, you may encounter a problem, like a downed tree, or vandalism. If you do, please contact the LLA Office at (301) 831-6400 immediately to have the problem addressed. If you witness the misuse of amenities, or a non-threatening violation of the LLA Rules and Regulations, please call LLA Public Safety at 301-213-3515 (*This is not a 24hr service.) If you witness a crime in progress, suspicious activity or require Fire/Polic/EMT emergency services, please dial 911. In addition, if there is a problem with the Quest materials or an item is missing, please contact FOL so we may correct the issue: Thank you for registering for LakeQuest! We hope you find the experience unique and rewarding! Happy Questing!

What is the Treasure Chest page for? Once you've registered, don’t forget to check the Treasure Chest page! The Treasure Chest page is available for registered LakeQuest teams only. It contains the Quest Instructions and any secret LakeQuest infromation. Keep an eye out for Super Secret Bonus Quests to appear on the Treasure Chest page! Once you have submitted five complete Quest Solutions, you will be given access to the Super Secret Bonus Quests featured on the Treasure Chest page.


There will be additional Super Secret Bonus Quests throughout the questing season, so tune in to the Treasure Chest page and have fun questing!

How can I tell my team's ranking? We will post a list of the Top Ten Trailblazin’ Teams who have completed the most Quests, Bonus Quests and Super Secret Bonus Quests out of all registered LakeQuest Teams on the Lake Linganore website. Top Village LakeQuest Leaders will also be posted on the website.

LOGBOOK Team Name: Team Number:

How does the Fall Fest tie into LakeQuest? Teams participating in LakeQuest 2013 will be recognized at the Fall Fest, which will be held in October. Teams that successfully complete all 10 quests will be entered in a drawing

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Lake Rangers Where Lake Linganore’s Littlest Ones & their Families Learn Together

Celebrate our Nation’s Birthday by Planting a “Flag”! by Brooke McGrath

What state were you born in? When you are born is a state, you are native to that state. Plants are also natives to different places. They have their favorite place where the sun, soil, and water help them grow best.

wer Cardinal Flo alis Lobelia cardin


Scarlet Beebalm Monarda didyma

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Plants that are native to Maryland are easier to grow, need less water, and are not as bothered by bugs and pests. Native plants also provide our local birds, bugs, and critters with food and homes.

As a Lake Ranger, you can help protect our birds, bugs, and other critters by filling your garden with plants that were born in Maryland. Here are a few red, white, and blue natives you could use to plant a “flag” in your garden!

Southern Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum

Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium

e Lobelia Great Blu ilitica h Lobelia sip

Virginia Bluebel ls Mertensia virgin ica

Storytime Corner The Curious Garden by Peter Brown My Garden by Kevin Henkes Sunflower House by Eve Bunting Green Thumbs: A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening A Seed Grows - My First Look at a Plant's Life Cycle by Pamela Hickman

Additional Resources for Grown-Ups and Big Kids Maryland Native Plant Society

PROTECT YOURSELF Lawn care can be a potentially hazardous task. With spinning blades and flying rocks, personal injury and property damage are things to consider when hiring a lawn care service. Frederick Lawn Care is fully insured and carries a million dollars in liability to protect ourselves and our clients. Does your current lawn service protect you? You can afford a dedicated, fully insured, lawn care professional. We are accepting 10 new seasonal clients for 2013. Give us a call for a free estimate.

Nature Smart: A Family Guide to Nature by Stan Tekiela Garden Crafts for Kids: 50 Great Reasons to Get Your Hands Dirty by Diane Rhoades Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell Be a Super Lake Ranger‌.adopt a plant and keep a journal on it (how tall it grows, what it looks like, drawings of your plant, and anything else you find interesting about your plant). You may want to work with a sick plant and try to revive it with light and regular watering.

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LLA Summer 2013 Tennis Schedule Weekly SeSSionS & CliniC SChedule June 18th - August 3rd

Junior Sessions

Adult Sessions









Kids Camp 6 - 9 yrs old

9:00-10:00 AM

A fun and easy way to start learning the game of tennis.

Adult Beginner

5:00-6:00 PM

Monday - Thursday

Price per Week Resident: $64 Non-Resident: $80

Tuesday & Thursday

Price per Clinic Resident: $16 Non-Resident: $20

Players will learn proper technique, rules, and basic strategy.

6/17 - 8/1

*Weekly Sessions

6/18 - 8/1

*Weekly Clinics

10:00-11:00 AM

Adult Intermediate

Tuesday & Thursday

Price per Clinic Resident: $16 Non-Resident: $20

6/17 - 8/1

*Weekly Sessions

Suited for players with some tennis experience. Students will learn proper technique, develop consistency, and learn basic strategy.

6:00-7:00 PM


Price per Week Resident: $64 Non-Resident: $80

6/18 - 8/1

*Weekly Clinics

11:00-12:00 PM Monday -Thursday

Price per Week Resident: $64 Non-Resident: $80

6/17 - 8/1

*Weekly Sessions

Young Guns 10 - 13 yrs old

Rising Stars 14-18 yrs old

High Intensity ALL AGES!

Junior Tennis Mixer 12-18 yrs old

1:00-3:00 PM Monday - Thursday

Price per Week Resident: $64 Non-Resident: $80

6/17 - 8/1

*Weekly Sessions

4:00-6:00 PM

Price per Clinic Resident: $20 Non-Resident: $24

Thursdays Only 6/20 - 8/1

*Weekly Afternoon Clinic

A program built for students looking to play in High School or for those who are currently on a team. Focus is on drills, setting up points, consistency, footwork and match play. Designed for tournament players or players looking to play the college level. Focus is on footwork, conditioning, mental game, and strategy. A fun and easy way for juniors to get together and play singles and doubles matches with some instruction on point construction.

Players with some tennis experience will work on consistency, as well as doubles and singles strategy.



*All instruction will take place at the Coldstream Tennis Courts. This season was made possible by the LLA Tennis Committee. To get involved with the LLA Tennis Committee, contact:

*Students are allowed to Drop-in for Individual Junior Clinics if class size is not filled. (Price: Residents/$30 & Non-Resident/$36)

Private lessons are also available! Private Lessons are $30/hour for LLA Residents and $36/hour for Non-Residents.

Racket Stringing!

Professional tennis racket stringing is available.

Reserve Your Spot! Clinics are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only EXACT PAYMENTS in cash or check will be accepted by the Pro. *Pro does not keep change on him. *Make all checks payable to: Michael Lesko *To access the tennis courts for personal use, please stop by the LLA Office. 20

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Join the Tennis Ladder Do you want to play more tennis this summer? Join the Linganore Tennis Ladder and you can start meeting more players and enjoy our beautiful courts. You can issue challenges and play matches, at mutually convenient times. The ladder matches will be played at Coldstream and Summerfield courts. Depending on how many players sign up, we may have men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The plan is to run the ladder until the end of September. Once you log into your account, you will be able to see a list of available players, challenges and match results. To sign up, go to the Lake Linganore website at COMMITTEES > TENNIS COMMITTEE > Join the Tennis Ladder!

Ladder Rules: 1. Rule #1: Have fun! 2. You may only issue one challenge at a time 3. You can only be challenged by one player/ team at any given time. This prevents outstanding challenges from accumulating against you. 4. You may challenge up to 3 spots. 5. If the challenge is successful, you will take the spot of the person you challenge and your opponent will be bumped down 1 spot.

6. If challenged, you will have 3 days to “Accept” or “Deny” the challenge or the challenge will be considered a “forfeit” and the challenger will be granted the win (your spot on the ladder will not change). 7. By accepting a challenge, you agree to play the challenge within 5 days after the date of acceptance.

9. If a challenge is accepted and not played within 5 days, it will expire and the challenge will be deleted from the system and will have to be re-issued. Since rankings are constantly changing, a challenger may not be able to reissue the same challenge.

8. If you cannot play within 5 days, simply “Deny” the challenge and the challenger will be rewarded the win and can move on.

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Summer Harmonies An Evening at the Lake Linganore Farmer's Market by C. Roberson

It is high summer, and the evening is glorious as I venture up to the LLA office area for the Farmer’s Market. The air throbs with the sound of drums and the cry of electric guitars from a small band that is performing out on the grass. A cheerful crowd has gathered among the hills and trees, where vendors have brought their wares to sell: fresh produce, pastries and loaves of bread, jewelry and trinkets, cupcakes, snow cones, and even specialty treats for the canines. The rich smell of cooking meat drifts past the hungry folk waiting in line beside a barbeque vendor. The scent reaches my nose as I approach, making my mouth water and summoning up a vivid image of hot, sizzling ribs, covered with tangy sauce and dripping savory juices. Maybe I will buy a few for dinner. But first, I visit the pastry stand. Stepping beneath the awning, I am greeted with a welcoming smile and the smell of fresh bread. I peer into the plastic containers and study all the different confections—flaky dough with fruit filling, cheese danishes, crispy croissants, scones drizzled with 22

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white icing, and cookies of all flavors. After agonizing over the near-impossibility of picking just one, I finally choose a pastry filled with raspberry jelly. The friendly seller wraps my selection in brown paper and trades it for the two dollars I hand him. With my treat in hand, I meander over to the jewelry vendor and gaze at all the sparkly gemstones in the necklaces and bracelets while munching on the delicious pastry. When I pop the last piece into my mouth, I lick my fingers and sigh with satisfaction. Then an aromatic scent fills the air—coffee. I go next door and find a booth selling honey and bags full of freshground coffee. I resign myself to simply breathing in the flavorful smell of the coffee for free, but with a few coins I buy some honey sticks. Next I go over to the produce stall, wondering if there will be any new types of fruit that have come into season and are now being sold. I gently touch the peaches, and

find a carton of ripe ones. I also buy a container of plums, and a small box of blueberries. The lady who is selling the fruit arranges my purchases securely in a plastic bag and hands it to me with a smile. I accept the bag and happily wish her a good-evening; she returns the sentiment. I sit down at a picnic table, enjoying the cool of evening as the sun sinks farther towards the horizon. The bag crinkles as I peek down at my fruit—the tight plums, smooth and a deep purple; the peaches, covered with the lightest dusting of tan fuzz; the blueberries, just waiting to burst with flavor. I select a peach and grip the fruit in my hands for a moment before taking the first bite. It is heavenly. The peach is perfectly ripe, a bright orange inside. When I finally take my first bite, the sweet juice spurts everywhere, and I laugh as I try to eat without getting messy. As I reduce the peach to a pit, the crowd around me laughs and talks, clapping their hands in time to the music. A dog-owner kneels proudly in the grass as several adoring folk coo and exclaim over her tiny Labrador puppy, while bigger dogs gambol at their masters’ sides, panting and investigating the sights with bright eyes. Small clusters of women congregate about colorful lawn chairs, exchanging news and sipping from cups of cold drinks. They smile as a group of children rush by with balls and hula-hoops, their mouths stained bright colors from recently licked snow

cones, and their chatter accentuated by high shrieks of delight. Their daddies follow behind more leisurely, watching them as they mingle with the rest of the young ones for a playtime on the grassy hills. Older youths are massed near the band. Several more teens walk towards the music, sharing French fries and jokes as they go. French fries...dinner?... the ribs! I hungrily hurry towards the vendor, grateful that the line has dissipated. When I reach the barbecue trailer, a man, clad in a white apron, is scrubbing the counter. Uneasily, I ask about the ribs, peering behind him at the seemingly empty ovens. The man smiles sadly and shakes his head, apologizing. The ribs are sold out! Disappointed, I step away, still craving a plate of barbecue. I firmly resolve to come back the next week, and to get there early—before the ribs sell out again! I bite a honey stick between my teeth, the bag of fresh fruit heavy on my arm, as I start on my walk home. The merry noises of the market slowly fade, leaving me with a glowing sky and the rustle of the wind in the trees. I take a deep breath of the cool, clean air as the crickets begin to play—adding one more harmony to the song of summer.

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Summer Concert Series Features:

VINYL RHINO Join us on Thursday, July 18th for the second show of the 2013 Summer Concert Series! Vinyl Rhino will rock the crowd with popular hits from the past and the present-promising to please all ages. Vinyl Rhino delivers a variety of comtemporary hits, sure to please everyone—it's going to be epic, so don't miss the show! Come out to the Farmer's Market in Coldstream, grab a bite, bring a cooler and enjoy live music on the lawn from 7-9:15pm.

Meet the Band Vinyl Rhino is Maryland's most dynamic variety band. Playing everything from: Taylor Swift to Tool, Bruno Mars to Metallica, Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, Queen to Cee Lo Green, Of Monsters and Men to Hanson, Rihanna to Rage Against the Machine, Trust us, you know all the words.

Thursday, July 18th

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Summer Concert Series Features:

JOHN LUSKEY BAND Join us on Thursday, August 1st for the third show of the 2013 Summer Concert Series! John Luskey Band will put a little southern twang in your two step! Grab your cowboy hats and join us for an evening of country music. John Luskey Band has shared the stage with top performers—Jason Aldean, Travis Tritt and Trace Adkins to name a few. Come out to the Farmer's Market in Coldstream, grab a bite, bring a cooler and enjoy live music on the lawn from 7-9:15pm.

Meet the Band

"John Luskey, a Southern Maryland native, grew up listening to his family’s extensive record collection. By the age of 13, he had learned enough guitar to join his first band and write his first song. His first show was only in front of a handful of people. By the time he was 18, he had made a name for himself in Southern Maryland and the surrounding areas. After playing music for over 20 years, John finally found two guys that shared his passion for performing live music; Jack Bannister (Bass) and Dwayne Taylor (Drums). Their straight-ahead, good-time music has become a staple in the DC, MD, and VA music scene and the trio has performed with Kenny Chesney, Brooks-n-Dunn, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith, just to name a few. And John and his band were the first unsigned band to ever play WMZQ Fest. He has received awards from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for "Honky Tonk Rhythm" and from Billboard Magazine for "When She Cries" and "King Of The World."

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School News Class Schedule Pick-up

Give the address of the party, the time Schedule Pick-up: August 1st, 8am-4pm and date. Callers are not required to give their names, and all information is confidential. Oakdale Middle School Website The Oakdale Middle School website contains all sorts of useful information and links for parents and students, such as the calendar of events, teacher webpages, school newsletters, volunteering opportunities, PTSA information, etc. Visit us at: to keep up to date on all the happenings here at Oakdale Middle.

Parent and district fees will not change. Parents who use Café Prepay now may use the same payment options with MySchoolBucks.

Parents WILL need to set up new accounts. The student's name and ID are required. Please set up your account and see additional information online at You may do this now through the end of this school year. Myschoolbucks will go live Monday, June 3. Café Prepay balances will automatically transfer into myschoolbucks.

Prepay Lunch Changes

FCPS is transitioning from the Heartland School Solutions Cafe' Prepay to their MySchoolBucks program, one of the most widely used and secure online parent information and payment solutions available today. Visa and other trusted third parties have certified MySchoolBucks as one of the most secure companies in the Payment Card New App for Mobile Devices FCPS has launched an app for mobile Industry. A few of the MySchoolBucks For additional information, please devices such as smartphones and tab- benefits include: contact FCPS Food and Nutrition Serlets to put school information at the • Up to 90 days of purchase history vices: or 301-644-5061 public’s fingertips.

FCPS First Day of School: 2013-2014 The free FCPS app offers easy access • Automated low-balance emails The first day of the 2013-14 school year to school system resources. For more information, please see the full news • Scheduled payments allow parents for students is Monday, August 19. to pay weekly, biweekly or monthly release: if desired Keep Frederick County Youth Safe!

If you are concerned about a suspected party involving underage drinking or drug use, please contact the Underage Drinking Party Tip Hotline: 301-600-1318

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