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August 2013

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2013 New Home Must-Haves


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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. *Some features are optional upgrades. **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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Community Directory


Meeting Calendar: August-September


Finance At A Glance Committee Reports Board Motions: July


Another Successful Farmer's Market Season


Summer Concert Series Finally: All Natural!


Notices & Reminders


Meet the Summer Concert Series Sponsors


Trading Post


A Look Back at the Community Yard Sale!


Preparing for Your Move

15 Priscilla 16-18 Friends of the Lake Committee Report 19

Love Where You Live


Summer Festival Fun!


Independence Day in the Meadows!


Gardening Getting You Down?


Save the Date: Fall Fest 2013

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August Events

Advertisement guide Design & Build 2

Ryan Homes

Heating, HVAC & Plumbing 18 17

Dave's Mechanical Services Husch Air Technologies

Painting Services 27

Dorsey & Sons Painting

Home Improvement 15 18 18 2

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

Pet Services 13

Critter Sitter

Health & Beauty 18

Reiki, The Healing Touch

Realtors 17

Elke Thornton-Husch Re/Max RESULTS


Jill Cline Remax Realty Centre


Jim Southam, Bach & Associates, Inc. with Questar


Liz Burrow Keller Williams Realty Centre


Lori Rogers Keller Williams Realty Centre

Landscaping & Tree Service 13 7 27 12

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

Specialized Services 7 15

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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 LLA Public Safety 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

Don Hoffmann []

Events Committee

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Meeting Calendar: July - August Meeting/Committee

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


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 Nightingale


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Quote of the Month "What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other... but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other." - Barbra Streisand 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 May 31, 2013 Operating Cash Reserves Accounts Receivable Prepaid Expenses Work in Progress Property & Equipment

$1,366,975.86 $3,512,878.65 $349,496.39 $66,652.07 $145,945.39 $354,371.65

TOTAL Assets


Liabilities Capital & Equity

$335,672.72 $5,460,647.29

TOTAL Liabilities & Equity


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

The Finance Committee met on June 28th. Representatives from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch presented proposals for business banking and investment relationships. There was a discussion regarding the need for a LLA Investment Policy. The creation of policies for collections and village committee funds are in progress. May’s bank statement reconciliation and financial statements were approved. A Finance Committee meeting was also held on July 30, 2013 at 7:00pm.

BoD Motions: July LLCS Funding Agreement: MOTION

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Director Vermillion moved to release the previously approved funding under the “Construction and Funding Agreement” dated September 1, 2007 between the County Commissioners of Frederick County, the Villages of Lake Linganore Community Development Authority, Lake Linganore Association Inc. and Lake Linganore Conservation society which includes an “Amendment to Loan and Contribution Agreement”, dated September 10, 2012 between Lake Linganore Association, Inc. and Lake Linganore Conservation Society, Inc. Said loan is for an amount of $792,713. Funding for this loan will come from the Associations Line of Credit and/or Reserve Funding as deemed appropriate by management. Repayments for this loan through the special taxing revenue will be replaced and deposited into the Reserve Account. Treasurer Allemang 2nd. Vote: All in favor. Note: This is a financial obligation that we have planned for and agreed to years ago in order to start and complete CDA projects. This is not something new, it is just time to pay the bill.

Tree Removal Along Esplanade: MOTION

Director DeBord moved to approve funding a total of $6375 for the removal of 6 trees which are posing a threat to the esplanade as per quote received by Beachy Companies dated June 30th 2013. Said expenditures will be paid out of the surplus 2013 operations carry over, contingent upon notifying potentially affected property owners. Secretary Timberlake 2nd. VOTE: 7-0 All in favor. laketalk August-2013 7

Another Successful Farmer's Market Season! Photos taken by Mark Widrick


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Summer Concert Series FINALLY:


Join us on Thursday, August 15th for the fourth and final show of the 2013 Summer Concert Series! All Natural will close out our season with a seriously awesome playlist—these guys are known for playing everything from the Beastie Boys to Led Zepplin to Rhianna. If you haven't made it all summer, this is the show YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS! Come out to the Farmer's Market in Coldstream, grab a bite, bring a cooler (BYOB) and enjoy live music on the lawn from 7-9:15pm.

Meet the Band All Natural is a band featuring some of the best musicians and performers in the Baltimore area! They bring you rock and party music played tight and executed to perfection, the way it was meant to be heard.

Thursday, August 15th 7pm at 6718 Coldstream Drive

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Notices & Reminders Dogs on Beaches

Between May 15 – September 15, dogs are permitted on the beaches between 7pm-10pm. All other times, dogs are prohibited from the beach area. LLA Public Safety may ticket members for allowing dogs on the beach outside of the permitted time.

Watch Your Speed

We have received a significant number of reports related to vehicles driving very fast through neighborhood streets. Please be mindful of your speed and pay close attention to what is going on around you as you travel through the community. Due to the warm summer weather there is a high amount of foot traffic during the day and evening. Please remind teens to drive slowly and cautiously. We love our children and animals, so please be careful behind the wheel!

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.

Maryland Boat Regulations

The lake water in Linganore is regulated by the State of Maryland. Please note that DNR has the right to monitor activity on Lake Linganore and will enforce state rules and regulations. Review State guidelines at:

Cabana Clean-Out Deadline

All pool cabanas must be completely cleaned out and free of all personal items by Monday, September 9, 2013. Items left in cabanas as of September 10th will not 10

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be stored. Action will be taken to dispose of abandoned items in order to winterize the pool facility.

LakeQuest: Start a Team!

LakeQuest is a unique opportunity for all households residing in Lake Linganore to take advantage of all the wonderful amenities our community has to offer. Each household is eligible to register as a team and complete an adventure series of selfguided challenges called "quests" at our trails, lakes, and amenities. Quests will take you to places you may have never noticed and may introduce you to treasures you never knew were there. To register your team, go to: (Committees > Friends of the Lake > LakeQuest)

One RAINY Summer

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.

K-9 In The Vines!

Sunday, August 18, 2013 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM at Linganore Winecellars Enjoy a day of wines, food, music, a variety of local vendors, and the company of pampered pooches and their people! 100% of the funds raised will go to the Animal Welfare League Of Frederick County programs that help animals in need. For complete details, visit http:// or call 301-663-5855.

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Tickets include wine, tastings, savings on wine and an AWLFC tote filled with goodies. To purchase tickets online, visit:

Calling All Girl Scouts!

New Girl Scout troops are currently forming for all school age girls in the Lake Linganore area! Exciting new levels and age appropriate programs! Camping, travel, multiple local & council sponsored events! Daisy Girl Scouts (K - 1) Brownie Girl Scouts (Grades 2-3) Junior Girl Scouts (Grades 4-5) Teen Girl Scouts (Grades 6 -12) It’s easier than ever to register your daughter(s)!! Attend our Fall Registration Night on Wednesday September 18th 6-7:30 @ Monocacy Valley Church. For more information please contact: Dena Borchardt Troop Organizer DCES Feeder Pattern Tara Hiltke Service Unit Manager 301-305-1333 The annual fee to register is $15. Dues are set by each individual troop. Financial assistance is available. Troop placements will be made on a first come basis. If we are unable to place your daughter in a troop, your registration fee will be returned. The quality of Girl Scouting depends on adult volunteers. Take the opportunity to be included in your daughter’s Girl Scout experience.

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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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Strong Leadership... Jill Coleman

REALTOR® 23315 Frederick Road Clarksburg, MD 20871

All posts must be submitted by the 10th of every month.

TUTORING AVAILABLE Certified teacher offering tutoring services. I have a BS in Early Childhood and a MS in Reading Specialization. 10 yrs of teaching experience. If interested, Please call Kelly at 410-7464181. PET CARE NEEDED Looking for a stay-a-home Mom with a fenced yard and at least one dog to provide doggie daycare for my 13 year old dobie/shepherd mix. Hoping to find loving environment with yard access for a very laid back sweetheart elder girl that sleeps a good deal of the time. She is great with kids and other dogs and cats. $25/day, 3 days a week, 7:30am – 7:45pm. Please call 301-943-1594 if interested.

...with a Servant Heart

ph: 301.748.8854 fx: 301.253.3718

Linganore Resident for 25 years! The Coleman Family

BOAT RENTAL WANTED LL resident would like to rent a pontoon boat (already docked at LL) for a few hours each week. Primarily interested in week day hours and would maintain the boat to owner specifications. Please call Debbie at 301-685-3170. BABYSITTING, PET & PLANT CARE A 17 year old senior at Linganore High School and certified babysitter with the American Red Cross Association offering babysitting services for all ages. Also offering pet care for when your animals need looking after and plant care when you are away from home. Email Kelsey at lovetoride962@gmail. com or call/text 301-712-8902. FOR SALE Smooth Fitness 6.45M Folding Treadmill with Music Kit and heart monitor - $800. Deluxe sound system - attach your ipod/ mp3 player, cd player or other audio device to the auxiliary input jack. Tread belt length: 60 inches. Weighs: 270 lbs. Call Rob at 301-8651762 FOR RENT Ground floor Studio with private street facing entry and patio. Pullman kitchen with under-counter refrigerator, toaster-broiler oven and microwave, full bath and large walk-in closet. All utilities and cable included. $650 monthly. Call 301-865-5248 LESSONS Music Lessons in Pinehurst. I teach piano, guitar, and flute for all ages and abilities, all styles of music. I have a couple of after school hours available as well as a lot of time in morning for homeschoolers. Call Kim: 301-865-8383 or email: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Friends of the Lake is in need of support for the Fall Fest in October. Please email if you would like to help as a volunteer or sponsor: 12

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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. ◆ Owned & Operated by a Local Resident ◆

The Spring 2013 Lake Linganore Community Yard Sale was a great success! Hopefully everyone enjoyed it and benefited by selling those unwanted items collecting dust in your garage, closets and elsewhere. We had families and people participating in nearly every village. In the Coldstream pool parking lot, we had nearly 40 sales that drew lots and lots of buyers. To everyone who contributed again this year and helped us fill the Goodwill truck-thank you! This yard sale keeps getting bigger and bigger, as well as more and more successful. To keep it going, a multi-village committee will need to come together to plan and execute these in the future as it is simply too much for one person to do anymore. If you're interested and willing to help, please contact Victor at: Thank you and we look forward to hearing from local yard salers who can help keep this tradition alive next year!

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Preparing for Your Move: Do's & Don'ts by Liz Burrow, REALTOR® Watching your belongings being packed and hauled away on moving day can be very stressful, but here are a few tips to ensure a smooth moving experience.

house. If that is not possible and they are at home, it may be a perfect time for a DVD or some video games.

• If you haven't boarded your pets, What You Should Do consider confining them in an empty room to keep them safely • Try to set your move dates as far in away from the action. advance as possible. • Be present for the loading and un- • Grab a book, Kindle, or iPad – sit down and relax. loading of your belongings. • Give the crew a tour of the house, so they understand what goes and What You Shouldn't Do what stays. • If selling a home, do not schedule • Designating a specific room or your move out on the day you are planning on leaving town. Even area for goods not to be packed can be very helpful. scheduled moves can end up taking more time to complete due to • Voice any questions or concerns a variety of factors. you have to the driver or crew leader. • Don’t have your household goods delivered on the same day as you • Moving with kids can be tricky. are closing on a new home. SettleIf possible, for small children, set ment could be delayed and stressthem up for a play date at a friend's ing about the time your belongings 14

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will be arriving is just an added complication that you should not be worrying about. • Don't run errands or leave the house – for an efficient pack and load, the crew will need quick answers to any questions that arise. • Try not to be working in the same room, halls, or walkways as the crew. • Don't load anything into the truck. The crew can load things you've packed, but you should only load things into your personal vehicles. Courtesy and safety are big reasons for these suggestions, but they'll help keep things moving smoothly as well. Following these tips will help your moving crew work as efficiently as possible, saving you time, money, and stress. *Content courtesy of: JK Moving Service. Used with permission of

  It was one fine day, in the heat of the sun, That I took my canoe on the lake for some fun. I paddled the waters, so deep and so cool, ‘Til I came to a bank and a small quiet pool. I saw on the surface a fish, barely wet— A small sunfish trapped on a reed and weed net. Unable to swim underwater for breath, It seemed, left alone, that the fish would meet death. It’s thin, shiny tail was torn by a beak, And the poor ravaged sunfish was panicked and weak. It looked like a bird, having captured the fish, Had dropped her somehow and had lost his main dish. I reached down so gently, with heart full of sorrow, And took from the lake the small sunfish to borrow. I needed a place for my new charge to heal, So I fixed up a tank and I made it look real. I covered the bottom with lots of small stones, And added some plants to make it like home. A log to hide under, and fresh filtered water— The fish would be glad it was I who had caught her. I placed her inside and she swam all around, She swam through the bubbles and swam near the ground. Both lacy and pretty—for sure not a him— I called her Priscilla, the dainty and prim. I kept her a winter, I kept her ‘til spring, Until, once again, her tail was a whole thing. Then one summer day, in the cool of the morn, I carried my fish back to where she’d been born. Her bucket I sadly put down on the sand. I looked at my fish for the last time on land. “But,” sighing, I said, “You’re no longer my fish. Good-bye dear Priscilla—for sure you’ll be missed.” I gently released her, and swishing her tail, Priscilla swam out of her portable pail. She swam over sand and she swam through the shallows, She swam through the light and she swam into shadows. And when my pet sunfish was gone from my view I smiled about what I’d been able to do: I’d rescued a sunfish from her woeful plight— And now saw her swimming off, silver and bright. laketalk August-2013



Fests and Quests Oh My!

Well, FOL has been completely overwhelmed with the enthusiasm our community has shown for the projects we have undertaken thus far. Thanks to everyone who has sent kind and supportive words our way. We are all so fortunate to live in such a great community!

LakeQuest a Success!

LakeQuest is going strong with 163 teams registered as of early July and new teams continuing to sign up and join the fun. Remember to tell your Lake Linganore friends and neighbors that they can still register online for LakeQuest, which will run until October 1st. At our Fall Festival on October 19th, registered teams will receive one ticket for each Quest, Bonus Quest, and Super Secret Bonus Quest they completed and submitted by email to FOL. The tickets can then be used at the Fall Festival to enter drawings for fabulous prizes. So, keep those Quest solutions coming to Friends of the Lake!

Show your Hometown Pride with a Lake Linganore Euro Car Magnet or Sticker

“LL” Euro Car Magnets and Car stickers are on sale at the LLA Office during normal business hours (9am to 5pm Monday through Friday). Car Magnets are 4”x6” ovals and are on sale for $5 and Vinyl Car Stickers (3¾”x 5 ¾” Oval) are on sale for $3. Purchases can be made at the LLA Office by cash or check and ALL PROCEEDS go directly toward Friends of the Lake projects.

Lake Linganore Fall Festival: October 19th

We are in the planning stages for our Fall Festival to be held at the events tent on Saturday October 19th from 2-5pm. We could really use some volunteers to help make this a success. We are planning a silent auction, old fashioned games, upcycled crafts, and fall family fun for everyone. We are looking for individuals, groups or businesses that would like to sponsor an activity or booth at the Fall Festival. We also need volunteers to help with planning activities, set up/clean up, run activities/booths/ games, design flyers/signs/ads, and help plan a potential cake walk or fall themed bake-off. If you are interested in helping out with any of these roles or you would like to help out in some other fashion with this event, please contact us at and let us know how you would like to help. If you have an idea, but you don’t see it listed, please let us know! We are always grateful for volunteers!

Coming Soon…The Rain Garden Trail

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of this talk and information about using native plants and rain gardens in your own yard? You may wonder how to choose which plants and materials are right for your taste, your budget, and your yard. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get a feel for your options and preferences by just taking a walk through a native plant and rain garden right here in our community? Friends of the Lake is planning to pursue an ambitious collaboration with the LLA that would resolve a major stormwater management issue while providing our community with a lasting, functional, attractive, and educational amenity: the Rain Garden Trail. For many years, the sloped area behind the Coldstream Pool playground and basketball court has provided a path for residents to access the Coldstream recreational areas, but the area tends to wash out into the streets and yards of the homes at the base of the slope during precipitation


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events. The LLA, in cooperation with Friends of the Lake and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has assessed the site and determined that a rain garden/bioretention area installed in this area would minimize the negative effects of stormwater runoff by creating a filtering eco-system filled with native plants. The Rain Garden Trail will educate residents of all ages about the problems that stormwater runoff creates, while giving people a beautiful solution. Ideally, the Rain Garden Trail would also be a functioning ecosystem that could demonstrate the green infrastructure benefits for the entire community of Lake Linganore. This project could lead the way to creating a network of smaller rain gardens in backyards throughout the Lake Linganore community, significantly reducing our community’s negative impact on the health of the lake. Rain gardens can capture hundreds of gallons of rainwater from the rooftops and parking lots above the garden and filter out up to 90 percent of pollutants while allowing the water to drain deep enough into the soil to help recharge groundwater supplies. Rain Gardens are part of an overall solution to stormwater pollution, and when installed in yards throughout our community, can significantly reduce the impact of our residential runoff on the health of our lakes. This project is expected to begin in the Fall of 2013. We are obtaining proposals from companies specializing in rain garden design and installation along with sustainable landscape design using native plants. We are also planning to apply for a Chesapeake Bay Trust mini-grant and explore other funding options to help offset some of the landscaping costs. The Frederick Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources has also generously offered to do an onsite training for all volunteers on how to design and install a rain garden in your own yard. The success of this project depends on the willingness of the community to reach out and pitch in. So far, we could really use the following: • Businesses, individuals or groups that are interested in sponsoring a 4 foot section of the trail to fund the purchase of native plants and educational signage • Individuals with knowledge or experience in grant writing who can help research and apply for available grants

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• Individuals, Families, or Community Groups who can volunteer to plant native plants in one or more sections of the rain garden • Individuals to organize and coordinate volunteers for planting days • Individuals to design the educational/sponsorship signage for the trail • Individuals willing to collaborate with a Juliette Girl Scout on her gold award project to design community outreach events or activities associated with the trail. • Recommendations from residents who have used natives in their own yards – what worked well? What didn’t thrive? What plants did animals like deer and bunnies leave alone (and which natives did they want to eat/destroy)? Any other tips? • Individual(s) willing to take on a project management role. If you are interested in volunteering for the Rain Garden Trail project, please contact FriendsofLakeLinganore@ to let us know how you would like to help. If you have an idea, but you don’t see it on the list, please let us know! We are always grateful for volunteers! You don’t need to have any specific background or experience – just a willingness to help out in your community!

been sampling water at Linganore Creek, Ben's Branch and Indian Caves every two weeks. Hood College is processing the samples and evaluating additional information about the water quality to help us better understand the presence of algae producing nutrients from each of these streams. The E. coli testing has been occurring daily since June 1st and will continue until the end of August. Results are posted on the Lake Linganore website under Committees -> Water Quality -> Test Results. We encourage residents to check the website before entering the water.

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The Water Quality Committee has been working with Hood College to identify causes of algae in Lake Linganore. On June 5th, Dr. Drew Ferrier and two others from the Hood College Center for Watershed Studies did extensive testing of the lake. Using advanced diagnostic tools, they checked for many different factors that could lead to the presence of algae. They sampled the water column from surface to bottom to determine the vertical distribution of temperature, dissolved oxygen, and light intensity. Surface and bottom samples were also collected for nutrient analysis. All samples were collected in 30 feet of water about 300 yards above the dam. We are in the process of analyzing the results and will be providing additional information soon. Our volunteers have 18

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Love Where You Live A Photography Column

This photo was taken by community photographer Mark Widrick at the Coldstream Farmer's Market. Linganore mother, Cheri Grajeski is holding her 9-month-old son, Sawyer Heffernan. It is truly a moment of pure joy!

The Man Behind the Magic Lens Lake Linganore is a truly majestic place with so much natural beauty. Mark Widrick is a Coldstream resident and avid outdoor enthusiast who has been able to capture the community in all its glory. He is an incredible photographer and has generously shared his work with the Association for reproduction in LakeTalk and online. A significant amount of the photography featured on the Association website and in regular LakeTalk issues can be attributed to Mark's weekend work. He has a professional eye, with a hobbyist's heart, and we thank him for capturing incredible scenes of wildlife and family fun here in Lake Linganore. laketalk August-2013


Summer Festival Fun! Many Thanks to Our Teens!

This year the Events Committee called upon local teens to assist with the kids activities at the Summer Festival. The response was overwhelming! Lake Linganore's Teen Volunteers were vital to providing fun activity booths this year. Without our Teen Volunteers we would not have been able to expand the scope of the Summer Festival and accomplish as much as we have. We greatly appreciate the time that our Teen Volunteers have donated and hope that our community recognizes how many great kids live right here in Linganore. Our Linganore Teens ROCK! Please enjoy these photos taken by Sara Howell and Summer Myers. These teen volunteers did a fantstic job capturing the Summer Festival in all its glory!


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Independence Day In the Meadows! Another Great Old Fashioned Fourth!

The Meadows hosts an Old Fashioned Fourth every year in McFadden Park on the Fourth of July. This year the rain held out long enough for the whole village to enjoy the party! This family oriented event featured a bike parade for the kids and great field activities. There were sack races and egg toss—as well as plenty of cool watermelon, lemonade and popsicles. This event was organized by the Meadows Village Committee. Without the support of volunteer residents, events like the Old Fashioned Fourth would not be possible. If you would like to support future events in the Meadows, contact the Village Committee at: If you live in a different village and would like to support your Village Committee, go to page 5 and contact your Village Chair.

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Choosing native plants allows developed landscapes to coexist with nature, rather than compete with it. The benefits of native landscaping are fueling a gardening movement that says “no” to pesticides and fertilizers and “yes” to biodiversity and creating more sustainable landscapes. Novice and professional gardeners are turning to native landscaping to manage stormwater, reduce maintenance, and promote plant and wildlife conservation.



Native wildflowers, flowering vines, shrubs, and trees offer a wide range of colors, textures and forms to create dynamic seasonal displays. Grasses and sedges have interesting flowers and seed heads and yellow–orange fall color. Shrubs and trees have fall color and berries that persist into the winter. Choosing a wide assortment of plants ensures seasonal interest, with the bonus of attracting colorful birds, butterflies and insects. So, if you want to spend less time tending your landscaping, try adding a few native plants to your gardens. You’ll save time and money by watering less and skipping the fertilizer and pesticides. In addition, instead of attracting deer to your garden, you may find an array of colorful butterflies and birds. Go native!

Using moisture-loving plants in rain gardens and in bioretention areas slows down and absorbs rainwater, thus reducing the quantity and velocity of stormwater runoff while improving water quality.




Compared with lawns and mulched shrub and perennial plantings, landscapes planted with appropriate native plants require less maintenance. They require minimal watering (except during establishment and drought periods) and they need no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Native plants tolerate a wide variety of light and help prevent weeds from taking over due to their dense root systems.


A native plant garden or large planting with a diversity of trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses provides food and shelter for insects, birds, amphibians, and mammals throughout the growing season. Leaving seed heads and plant structure throughout winter provides continuing food and shelter for many creatures and provides opportunities to observe nature up close. 22

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Fall is a great time to plant native plants. Here are a few upcoming native plant sales in Maryland:

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FALL FEST Saturday, October 19



at the Lake Linganore Events Tent on Eaglehead Dr.

Autumn Bake-Off

Music & Dancing

Prizes & Raffles


Pumpkin decorating

Scarecrow making

Lakequest 2013: finale & prize patch COULD you lend a hand? We will need a host of folks to help us pull off this exciting event for our community. Everything from Bake-off Contestants to Ticket Takers, Setup Crew and Cleanup Crew, Folks to run a game or activity, Errand Runners, and even Individuals, Groups or Businesses to Sponsor a Booth. If you could spare some time, we have jobs for all interests and time commitment levels. Please contact if you can help us out with this fun event!

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Shaping Our Path Forward as a Community by Christine Dagostino

“Have you heard?”

“Have you heard that they are going to ______?” Fill in that blank with replacing a green space or open common area in our community with a structure—be it a parking lot, house, road, or a bridge—You will then have before you the most often asked question that I regularly get from people when they hear that I am Chair of Friends of the Lake, (FOL). This question is usually expressed with either hostile outrage or wistful surrender—especially when expressed by residents of our community. While both of these are natural reactions to hearing of impending change, neither is useful to our community unless we can collectively channel that energy. Whether it is a longing for the past or anger over construction in your backyard, that initial reaction can be channeled into positive action. For when we participate in an ongoing respectful conversation collectively, we begin to shape our path forward as a community.

“But Wait!”

“But wait!” I hear next. Then the list begins—the list of reasons why this person talking to me is not qualified or not able to take their thoughts outside into the public arena. Let me tell you this…as a former wallflower and historically staunch follower of others, I get how it feels to step outside your comfort zone. I understand why you can’t come to meetings or join a committee when you can barely get home for dinner and you already can’t process the mass amounts of information coming at you every day from all sides. I can relate to the burnout and apathy that takes up residence within us and refuses to leave. So what if you want to be part of this dialogue but you have a million reasons why you just can’t fit it into your schedule? Well, you have already taken the first step by following me this far on the page (which I appreciate because I do not specialize in keeping it short and sweet). Whether you want to stick your baby toe in the water or dive right in, here are some ways to take that next step out into your community.

Meetings Matter


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While this may be the most obvious (and most unrealistic) option for many, it has to be said that residents can attend monthly Board Meetings to keep abreast of community issues. This is how the Board Members learn about community sentiments and find out what is really important to residents. There is a public/resident forum at the beginning of monthly Board Meetings where residents can ask questions, raise issues and voice concerns. You can sign up to speak (as a resident) when you arrive at the meeting. There is a sign up sheet by the front door to the LLA office. You can also contact the LLA Office at their main number (301-831-6400) if you have questions about how this process works.

Participating from Home

Friends of the Lake has requested that the Board/LLA begin webcasting monthly Board Meetings to allow residents who cannot attend these meetings to stay informed. This would allow residents to participate and learn about what is happening in our community from their computers at home. I have personally requested that residents be allowed to submit questions and concerns to the Board of Directors and the LLA in advance to be addressed at meetings to allow those who cannot attend meetings to still have their concerns addressed and voices heard. There are technological and administrative processes that would have to be set up and implemented in order to make these changes happen (as nothing happens overnight), but these new features would increase accessibility and in effect increase community awareness and participation.

Joining the Conversation through Email

Staying in contact with the Board of Directors via email on an ongoing basis is also a wonderful way to be a part of the ongoing dialogue concerning current and future issues in our community. You should always feel free to let them know your concerns and to offer any proactive alternatives to the tough challenges they face when making decisions. You can email the entire board by sending your thoughts to:

Getting the Story Firsthand

For those who would like to read firsthand what is going on at monthly Board Meetings, the monthly Board Meeting minutes are also posted (and archived) on the Lake Linganore website at: If you are looking for a specific month and it is not listed online, simply contact the LLA Office and they will email you a copy. If you scroll down the page they are near the bottom on the right hand side. The minutes are reviewed and approved for the previous month at the start of each meeting, then they are posted on this site.

Dialogue with the Developer

FOL has been speaking regularly with Jason Wiley who is managing the development project at Lake Linganore for Oakdale Investments, LLC. Jason is a Vice President at Elm Street Development ( Jason has a BS degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Virginia. He resides in Urbana and is the father of four young children. He is totally open to answering any questions residents have about the development here in Linganore. Jason has met with FOL outside of Board Meetings to hear our concerns and discuss some proactive ideas we have. We have thoroughly discussed the desire to balance the needs of the developer (Oakdale Investments, LLC) with the needs of our current residents and our

beautiful and sensitive ecosystem here in Lake Linganore. Jason can be contacted at or at (703) 734-9730 and has encouraged me to share his contact information with anyone who has questions, concerns, or suggestions about this project. I also would like to add that it is my understanding that Oakdale is planning to bring in a company called Land Design ( as a consultant to spearhead the design and development of green spaces, open spaces, future village themes, community branding, landscapes and amenities throughout the development areas within Lake Linganore. Starting in the Fall of 2013, there are plans to hold resident forums at various times to allow residents to voice their opinions, concerns, and proactive solutions as to how our community should look in the future. We have also requested that Jason Wiley allow residents who cannot attend these meetings to submit questions, concerns, opinions, and solutions to him and Land Design in advance of these forums to be addressed at these meetings. FOL has requested that these forums/meetings be webcast so that more residents can stay involved in this process.

Reach Out to the Strategic Planning Committee

Residents can also contact the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC). The Strategic Planning Committee is composed of a mix of residents from various villages committed to gathering, organizing and providing feedback on what the residents would like to see in the future for LLA. You can learn about the SPC at: To voice concerns, ask questions, and offer proactive solutions to tough issues facing our community, email the SPC at: They hold meetings on the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm in the LLA Office.

The Journey Ahead

There are many decisions to be made in the future during this development process, and the LLA and Board of Directors have worked very hard so far to negotiate and push for the protection of the original vision of Lake Linganore. Fundamental to this effort has been the achievement of a Memorandum of Understanding, (MOU) between the Association and Oakdale Investments, LLC. You can read the MOU at: LLA-Oakdale-MOU-Recorded.pdf It was through this document, for example, that the General Manager and the Board of Directors were able to prevent the development of the Barn area (where the Events Tent is currently located on Eaglehead Drive). It is my understanding that this area was previously slated for development. There could have been up to 80 condos developed in that area along Eaglehead Drive and now that will not happen. The recent passage of the DRRA ensures that this legal agreement between the developer (Oakdale Investments, LLC) and Frederick County will guide development over the next 25 years according to set stipulations. For example, it

limits the number of units built per year and directs funding from the developer towards the construction of roads, water, sewer and school infrastructure in the area to support the needs of current and future residents. You can read a synopsis of Linganore DRRA at: I think it is also important to note that the developer is subject to mandatory Environmental Site Design (ESD) practices under the 2007 Maryland Stormwater Management Act. These guidelines are much more comprehensive than previous (and sometimes voluntary) practices used during the original development of Lake Linganore. A good resource for an overview of these regulations is located here: Understanding these stormwater management regulations may help residents understand some of the principles and practices to which the developer is required to adhere.

We Are Not Alone

Lake Linganore at Eaglehead is often described as a place like nowhere else. Although our challenges are unique in our area, we are not the first lake community to face tough decisions when trying to balance the needs of residents with the needs of the land, waters, forests, and wildlife. There are other communities that are designed around reservoirs, lakes and drinking water sources that have taken proactive steps to protect their land and develop responsibly. One example is Brandermill, a community in Chesterfield County, Virginia with a heavily wooded landscape located around the Swift Creek Reservoir (a drinking water source). This community developed a Natural Resources Management Plan to guide future Boards and residents in the preservation and maintenance of natural resources within the community. Check out this link for more details: http://www.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line here is that ALL opinions in Lake Linganore matter and there are many ways to be heard even when your schedule does not allow for regular attendance at meetings. There are many ways to voice questions, concerns and opinions in a proactive and respectful way so that the future of our community can reflect the very diverse wants and needs of our residents, ecosystem and developer in a balanced way. You don't have to be an expert in anything to get involved and ask questions. You are not powerless in this situation, and your voice can add influence and weight to decisions made about our future if you continue to contribute to the dialogue about our community's future.

Christine Dagostino Chair of Friends of the Lake Lake Linganore at Eaglehead

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August Events Wednesday, August 7th Walkersville Southern Railroad Teddy Bear Train

Thursday, August 15th Summer Concert Finally with Vinyl Rhino

Bring your Teddy Bear and your lunch for a fun time with Goldilocks on the train and in the park. We will stop in the park for lunch and story time. Train departs at 11:30am and returns about 2pm.

Join us on Thursday, August 15th for the fourth and final show of the 2013 Summer Concert Series! Come out to the Farmer's Market in Coldstream, grab a bite, bring a cooler (BYOB) and enjoy live music on the lawn from 7-9:15pm.

Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville, MD 21793 For More Information: 301-898-0899

Lake Linganore Association Office 6718 Coldstream Drive New Market, MD 21774 For More Information: 301-695-5177

Saturday, August 10th Picnic in the Park

Thursday, August 15th Final Rabies Clinic

A great family time featuring live music, inflatables, food, and pony rides. Whether you're in your 20's, 90's or have a family full of kids, come on out! We have something for you! 3pm-8:30pm Baker Park College Ave & W. 2nd St. Frederick, MD 21701 For More Information: 301-662-1819

Sat-Sun, August 10th-11th Wilderness First Aid Training

HappyHubz is hosting a low-cost rabies clinic and providing $15 vaccinations at the Farmer's Market. HappyHubz Preventive Veterinary Care, Inc is a registered nonprofit corporation based in New Market, Maryland. Founded in 2013 and directed by licensed veterinarians, the mission is to bridge nonprofit fundraising with pet health management through preventive health clinics and pet product sales on a national level. By purchasing your everyday pet products such as K-9 and Feline Flea Control through the Online Store or participating in local pet clinics, the profits generated directly benefit a registered non-profit organization.

American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid course, taught by certified instructors, is a sixteen-hour course designed to give you the skills you need to respond to situations when help is delayed or not readily available. Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm.

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Saturday, August 17th Boat & Brew Tour

Sunday, August 11, 2013 Taste of Linganore

This event showcases over 20 of the region's favorite restaurants, eateries, and food trucks along with Linganore wines. Shop the gourmet farmer's market and relax on the lawn to the music of Peter James. Sun 12-5pm. Linganore Winecellars/Berryville Plantations 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771 For More Information: 301-831-5889 26

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What better way to spend a Saturday than boating to the brewery? Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Monocacy River near Frederick, then enjoy beer tasting and appetizers at Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery. Sat, 10am - 4pm Monocacy River and Barley & Hops Grill and Microbrewery Park Mills Rd. Frederick, MD 21701 For More Information: 301-695-5177

Sunday, August 18th K-9 In The Vines!

From 1-4:30mp, at Linganore Wincellars, enjoy a day of wines, food, music, a variety of local vendors, and the company of pampered pooches and their people! 100% of the funds raised will go to the Animal Welfare League Of Frederick County programs that help animals in need. For complete details, visit or call 301-6635855. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Tickets include wine, tastings, savings on wine and an AWLFC tote filled with goodies. To purchase tickets online, visit: Linganore Winecellars/Berryville Plantations 13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771 For More Information: 301-831-5889

Saturday, August 23rd Family Movie Night

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the entire family to watch a family-friendly movie on Middletown's giant blow-up movie screen. A variety of foods and snacks will be sold by vendors. Event starts at 7pm. Movie begins at dark. Middletown Park 7628 Coblentz Rd. Middletown, MD 21769 For More Information: 301-371-6171

Sunday, August 25th Happy 97th Birthday, National Park Service

The National Park Service was established by Congress on August 25, 1916 to care for one of America's best ideas, the National Park system. There are nearly 400 National Park areas in forty-nine states, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Five of these National Park areas are located in Frederick County, Maryland. Come learn more about these special places and at 2pm join us for a birthday cake. 9am-5pm. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center 5201 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704 For More Information: 301-662-3515

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