June 1983

II I II II I I . | Volume 16, No..10 SERVINGTHEPEOPLEOF..CAB1N.J._OHNAND_BEYOND …June 1983 II CHAN   OF ADDRESS FOR CABIN JOHN PO ST 0 FFI CE Space in the “new” shopping center next to the Fire Department on MacArthur Boulevard near Seven Locks Road will become the new home of the Cabin John post 0ffice later this summer.  The current quarters in the old Clara Barton School have become too Cramped for effi- cient operations. The new office will have about doublethe existing space to provide more storage and working room, according to Bill Carney, one of the postal clerks. It is antici- pated that there will be at least the same num- ber of post office boxes and possibly more. Design of the new space is now under way by the U.S. Postal Service’s real estate office in Columbia, Md. where specialists review vis- itor statistics and projected growth data ana apply a formula for the amount of window and carrier space needed. The Post Office has occupied the office at the school for about nine years and now em- ploys a staff of six, Postmaster Shirley Schuler and five postal clerks and carriers. NEXT VILLAGE N~WS TO APPEAR IN AUGUST The next issue of the Village News will be the September issue to appear in late August. Items to appear in the Community Calendar, or personal news items, should be sent to our Post Office Box 164 at the Cabin John Post Office or telephoned to Susan Luchs, 320- 3401, by August 10th. P.S. If you’re inter- ested in writing for the Village News, call Andy Rice at 229-3503. VOGT CHOSEN HEAD OF CITIZ~S ASSOCIATION Susan Vogt was elected president of the Cabin John Citi- zens Association for 1983-84 at the CJCA meeting on May 24. She succeeds Patrick Conn elly. Other new offi- cers are : Linda Bil- lings, first vice president; George Hessler, second vice president; Barbara Martin, secretary; and George Lichtblau, treasurer. ~I~ I~I~ t ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~’~ ~** , SPECIAL MEETING • • of the ” • CABIN JOHN ” CITIZENS ASSOCIATION • Tuesday June 28 , • 8 pm • Clara Barton School ; Discussion will con- * cern Tomlinson Ave. , from Seven Locks Rd. • to MacArthur Blvd: * : Plans for its future : CRAB FEAST SET FOR SATURDAY, S~TEMBER I0 The annual Cabin John Crab Feast has been set for the afternoon of Sat- urday, September 10. Co- chairing this popular com- munity event will be Linda Billings and Judy Duffield with Katy Glakas as ad- visor emeritus. The Crab Feast de- pends on dozens of volun- teers for putting it all together. So, if you like to cook, construct tents, serve food, sell tickets, count money, clean up, or help in other ways, please call Linda (229-3212) or Judy (229-4567). This year there is a search also for local entertainment talent to perform at the Feast. If you sing, dance, play a musical instrument or otherwise entertain, call Andy Rice at 229-5503. “i~i “~:” ~” ,~.i~,., ,; ………. i …….. IllL I I llll _ I II II I I II1’11 IIII Illll I IIII Iqlfll I I II t e e be~n • ~:,~i~grow~ng concern a ou • p ….. i:~is~riffic,on Tomlinson,Avenue between MacArthur …… pA~TRJES’MEATS’CARRYOUTT “,~ ~;IB~i:e-vA~d” ~d ~ Seven Lo Cks Road.” 0 f particular ~ROCEILIES.BIILF./IJICFAST’LUNCH concern i s the• Curve oppo si te Tomlin son Terrace. mONDAY rSr(~UGS SATURDAY 6.30 am to 6:00 pm Discussion has produced a variety of pos- slble solutions. A special June 28 meeting of the Citizens Association presents an opportunity to clarify the issues and move towards solu- tions. Since the impact of what isdone with Tomlinson Avenue will affect residents on other streets as well, all interested citizens are urged to attend. In brief the issues are as follows: Safety: There have been a variety of pro- posals. One group of these deals with ways to slow or stem the flow of traffic. Another group deals with changing the design of the street itself. Some would like the street closed to throughtraffic, Others want greater traffic restriction. Some prefer to realign the curve and others want sidewalks. All options will affect property owners in one way or another. Maintainin~ Service to Residents: Some people-are concerned that–cl6sing ~he street to through traffic will cause them to lose ser- vices which can only be provided by trucks in excess of weight limits on MacArthur Blvd. There are verbal assurances from County officials that services would not be denied, but all property owners need an iron-clad assurance on this count. Maintainin_~he Residential Nature of Tomlinson: Some re~fd4nts-are concerned that chang-~” the design of the street will invite greater volumes of traffic. Others feel that the possible addition Of sidewalks will cause pro- perty loss. There is concern that storm run-off will increase with more pavement. There is a widely shared desire to protect and enhance the residential quality of the street. All these issues need to be resolved by community consensus …. The •June 28 special meeting of the Citizens Association (8 pm, Clara Barton School) provides a chance to reach agreement. “FRIDAY NITE ALIVE” IS RIVERSIDE CHURCH FEATURE A Gospel music series~, outdoors behind the Wash- ington International School featuring the “Riverside Praise Band” an~ area-wide Christian music groups, speakers and films is being offered by the Riverside Assembly of God every Friday night except the last Friday of July and August. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Among the forthcoming highlights are: July 8– “Vessel” (a contemporary Christian music group)• and David Baird (a youth minis- ter); Jul~ 22 — “The Mes- sengers” (a 12-person choir) ; August 5 — James Brenn, the Chaplain for th~ Washington Redskins ,who will show a movie of Red- skin highlights of 1982; August 12 — Kathy Sinni (an area soloist). The church is collect- ing food and clothing for the needy in this area. Please call Pastor Gavin at 229-5054 to arrange for donation. CABIN JOHN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES The Village News congratulates the following young citizens of Cabin John who graduated from high school this month. (If we omitted anyone by errox our sincere apologies.) Noosheen Amiri, Susan Bast, Steven Causey, Jeffrey Council, Americo De Las Casas, Jeffrey Fisher, Cora Jane Hay, Holly Heflin, David Jellema, Jeannette Klein, Erik Luchs, Lisa Marshall, Brendon McGrab, Luann Plumb, Walter Shaw, Jack Vigrass, Bradley Vogt, P~v Sue ,Wl4~ms. TIlE VILLAGE NI.W.~ ! II I  The People qf Cabin John AROUND THE WORLD ON SKATES By Barbara Martin ……….. When Peter Bart watches the Winter Olympics on television, he remembers a time when the flashing skates and excited cheers belonged to him. For most of his life, Peter has been an expert ice skater; for more than a dozen years, he was in active competition. Peter grew up in Czechoslovakia where his father was a school direc- tor and soccer coach. When Peter was 11, the family moved to a town large enough to have a sports center, and Peter soon focused his time and en- ergy on the ice. Figure skating was popular in Czechoslovakia then, with heavy TV coverage and hero worship. In a few years, Peter was the Junior National Champion. After high school, he moved to the capital city to study architec- ture and to get professional coach- ing. In three years, Peter was #2 in the Senior Division for the nation. Absorbed in skating, Peter still gave serious attention to his studies, and spent six years at the university earning his degree in architecture. He became interested in pair skating and with his partner prac- ticed two hours each day. In pair skating, he was five times national champion, competed in six European and four world competitions, and ;he 1964 and 1968 Ol~nmpics. Lsingly unhappy With the ~ituation in Czechoslova- made up his mind to de- ~69 he went to Sweden on a contract to teach skating. he reached that country, the police and asked for ~sylum. He lived in Sweden rears, working with a Swe- ~ectural firm and teaching his time of competitive skating,~Peter had met a young woman named Milena who was also a world team skater. By 1969 Milena had left Czechoslovakia and come to Washing- ton to live. During his years in Sweden, Peter visited Milena, and when she finished college in 1972 he moved to the Washington area where they were married. Peter continued his interest in skating by coaching young aspiring skaters~”I – did everything I was teaching them to do,” he says, “all the steps, all the jumps. It kept me strong and healthy.” When you ask him to compare op- portunities for development of ath- letes in Communist countries with that in the United States and Canada, Peter is adamant. “It’s much better here. All that you hear about government support of sports in Communist countries is pro- paganda. Only the very best get train- ing and support; all others are dis- carded. But in the US, everyone who is interested can practice and learn.” “And the result is that the US and Canada consistently produce world champions. These are skaters with great variety and originality. Com- munist bloc skaters are trained to a faultless perfection, but they are re- stricted ~o whatever their trainers dictate. They copy; they don’t create. The freedom here shows itself in the superior skating.” Three years ago the Tysons Corner rink closed — the local cneter for serious skating — and the new location was much farther away. Since then Peter has done little skating, concentrating instead on his family. In 1980, the Barts bought the house across from Clara Barton School, the house built and lived in for 40 years by Charles Smith, the bicycle man of Cebin John. The Barts have done beautiful thing.’~ (Continued on pa@ie / rile VILLAGE NEWS ii …….. I1 ~ r°iii~i111iI_I-1 ”  l’lllllll ………. “~ …………….. ~(~Contlnued from page 3) to the old house; Peter’s imagina- tion and skill are evident in every room • Peter speaks slx~languages. Both Czech and Slovak are native tongues, and Russian is compulsory from the third grade in Czechoslo- Vakla, English he learned in high school; German and Swedish he “picked up”. In his own lively household, the three children speak English, Czech and Slovak. Will his kids be champion skaters? Peter answers: “They know how to skate. They also are enthusiastic about swimming, gymnastics, Brownies and music. Sports are great for kids. Through sports they develop a sense of worth, they find friends in common, they keep out of mischief. But I want them to follow their own strong interests. I would never push a child into any sport. Nobody pushed me; I was a natural fanatic about skat- ing. It was living and breathing to me. ” And he has the medals to prove it. DEADLINE ~ A~PROACHES ON ~ SCATTER PLAN COMMENTS The Federal Aviation Adminis- tration has set July 20 as the dead- line for receiving public comments on the plan for scattering the noise from jet aircraft using National Airport. Cabin John citizens who wish to express support for a test of this plan should write to James Wilding, Director of Metropolitan Washington Airports, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C. 20001. Meanwhile,•despite renewed ob- jections from ~ some jurisdictions which will receive a small share of jet traffic under the plan, the Council of Governments is expected to reaffirm its support for the test at its next meeting on July 14. The test period would then be ex- ected to begin this fall. m A SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM STARTS JUNE 27 Swimming and Lsoftball will be featured on Mondays and Wednesdays in the new County recreation program starting in Cabin John on June 27. On those two days free transporta, tlon to the Bethesda Pool off Little ~ ……. Falls Parkway will be offered, With the bus leaving the front of Clara Barton School at 11:30 a.m. and re- turning there about 2:30 p.m. Then from 3 to 5 p.m. there will be softball. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be special activities, k~veryone is invited, es- pecially young people and senior cit- izens. For further informatlon, call Rick Robinson or B~ady Blade (who will be in charge of the program) at 468-4210. HOUSE TOUR SUCCESS Despite a roaring thunderstorm ~ early in the afternoon, well over 200 people turned out on May 15 to visit nine homes in Cabin John which were open for the community’s second House Tour. The Cabin John Three and Four Year Old School, the organizers of the event, would llke to say a huge “Thank you” to the homeowners who were willing to open their lives to the rest of us –both for their work in preparing their homes and for their trust of their neighbors. Also to be thanked is our own Cabin John Volunteer Fire Depart- ment. Tom Tucker, Pat Young and Robble Carter, in the early hours of Saturday morning, worked off a fire truck to rig the House Tour banner across MacArthur Boulevard (and later re-rigged it several times and finally took it down af- ter the event). In addition over 40 workers helped out as hosts and hostesses at the houses. The House Tour raised over $700 for the School, but, equally important, it served as another positive and community-connecting experience for Cabin John. — Cappie Morgan ~ THE Vl LLAGE NEWS CITEZnNS ~SOCIATION CITES R~TROrlTTINGT.~TH~.~,-+ ~ +~,~ ~+~ 1982’83 ~’~+i0~DIL:S}IMENT:S CLARA. BART01N~ “scHo0 i~+ ……. ‘ -~’,The + Cl’ara Barton Looking back over the past •year, outgoing J; Centerc for ,Children in Citizens Association President Pat Connelly noted the following accomplishments in, his finali’ the ol+d-+C!-ara Barton remarks at +£he:Ass0ciation meeting o nMay~ 24: Sch~01~s presently un- — Coun;~M. approval oE replacement-o+f the • dergoing Minor +recon- Recreation +C~h:ter and 0~f a summer recreation program :~%+ +i~/ .! ~ ~ :-~-~Cal~ng attention of officials to pub- lic safety,++#r~sulting in increased police pa- trols, speed sighs and decrease ~n vandalism –Begimning of construction on Seven Locks Road • the result of past years’ efforts — ~a b~_~innin£ of efforts to improve MacArthur on before zoning authorities, :°~i to the Lemm tract of toilet stalls and-;:. -+~” ….. • re to decrease Jet noise ‘istribution of a +tOwn structlon inside +~and out in order to permit ac c e s s :~to + childrlen :who are physically handi, +;capped. The work of re- tro fitting in vo lves building ramps from classroom doorways to the outside, the widen’ ing of some inside doorways, the widening the replacement of the old bathroom sink with one ~that will accomo~ date a child in a wheel chair. The retrofitting taking place is the re- ~dates’ night a large growth of mem- ! (many of them family ~events such as the Crab ~liday party, and raised #s +– and at the same sult of a Community +De- ~e — by selling hundreds velopment Block Grant iT or ~, 4, or ~+ mays, full for half-day~ ;;For informa- ition, call+~ ~320-4565. ,-~ ,, ~..; :;The Cabin John 3 and 4 FREE SWIM ~.,:~-D+IIOL~R~ — iYear Old School is accept- HEAD NAMED -., ~ iON ing applications for its !1983-84 cl~:s’s;.+~+Fof .+ infor- Carla Wilkins has taken ” ~cm-x-x~,m~t~mK~ mation, +call/iicaria Wil- over as head of the Free _.-: @lDl~OVllrl~ liams, Pre:sident, 320- Swim program. The pro- :” O~~ll 5804, or Am’an~da Ford, Mem- gram offers free s Irl~ bership, 229- 3434. chil-!.: O~~d wo~ i CUSTOM s mc ; _.. ….. j allocated in 1981 for retrofi tting:+ three Mont- gomery County day care cer~ters”to Serve+:~~ …… modeis in: the integ~a- tion of :handicapned~il ~, children ~o ~ay Bare!+.!i!~!~!~?~ Clara Barton Center was Selected as the center to serve the Be- thesda-Potomac- Chevy IIilililIilIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE ming for Cabin John dren on Tuesday. and Thursday mornings at : ” .~~l~:~:x~alble ~alisades Pool. For in- ” formation about times _ -.~,..~ A ~~ — ~ ~_~.~~I~ -: and procedures, call m g Carla at 320-5804. Carla :,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i,~ also is looking for adult volunteers to help run the program. ‘-~~-;~’-‘- “I’II~ Vll;, AI;EL NEWS …… ‘.,~_ . ~ ………. 6 I I III I I — I in CLASSIFIED (Please send your classified ad to P.O. Box 164, Cabin John 20818. The rate is 50¢ per line. Next deadline: August 10.) + + + + + + + + CAR P00L: MacArthur Blvd. area to 19th & M area. Hours 8:30 – 4:30. Will drive and/or share expenses.-0ne . way or round trip. 229-1296.- WANTED TO R~~T: Secure,(lockable), clean, dry, garage space needed for classic car storage, preferably in Cabin John/Glen Echo area. Call Gary at 229-6086, EV~INGS. JENNY VOGT, Of springer spaniel fame, had seven puppies on June 14 — six girls and one boy. Jenny believes that they will be ready for happy homes in the middle of August. If you’re interested, call the Vogt family -, they’ re :takings*messages ~ for Jenny. 229-6479. + + + + + + + -I- YARD SALE. Sat., June 25th, 10 am tiI. 6510 79th Place, Cabin John + + + + + ÷ • + REI~IGERATOR-FREEZER. 2 years old. $150. Call Paul after 6 pm. 933-4490. + + . + -t- -r “P -t” PATIO studio partially furnished apt. for rent 9/I/85 on Canal. $445. 229-4674. .RABID RAOOON IN GLEN ECHO The village newspaper ~ of Glen Echo, The Echo, reports that a rabid ra- ~, coon was trapped in the town last month. It had been observed several ~ -_~-~=.– times during a three-day ~ ~ period before being caught by a Park Ranger. |i~i~i~i~i~D~i~D~iiDi~|~|i~i~||i~|~|~|||~i~iiii|D|~|~iDi~i~i~0 Village News P.0. Box 164 Cabin John, Maryland 20818 Resident 6517 80th Street Cabin John, M_D 20818 D II II II D II II D II D l D Ill II DII IlliIDII Illiliill II D IIII NO J(Dt TOO aMALI_ 01, TOO IJ Mt.- .~%~%u~s~d~ — uos u-u~oj~ pu~ Bulk Rate U.S.Posta~e Pald Cabin John.Md. 20818 Permlt 4210

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