Marymount Farmers Market Opens May 26th

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Maywood is a sponsor of the Marymount Farmers Market, a local producer-only market. Each of the vendors grows, bakes, roasts, cooks, or prepares all of their products within 125 miles of Arlington County.  Produce is usually picked within a day or two of the market so it is as fresh as possible.

When: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturdays May 26 2018 through Thanksgiving

Where: Marymount University surface parking lot, near the intersection of Glebe Rd. and Old Dominion Dr.

Parking: Free Parking is available for general use in the ‘Blue Garage’ off of Yorktown Blvd. From Glebe or Old Dominion turn East onto 26th St. N then Left onto Yorktown Blvd. The entrance to the Garage is on the Right.

Accessible Parking is available in the surface lot off of Glebe Rd., ask at the Guard House.

Volunteer sign up here: http://www.marymountfarmersmarket.org/volunteer/

Baby birds coming soon

Spring has sprung in Thrifton Hill Park! We have two house wren families looking to make a home and raise a family and one chickadee family already established and sitting on their 6 eggs. See the picture below of their chickadee eggs and nest made of moss.

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It’s great to know things are moving along inside the nest boxes but just a reminder they need their privacy!

Article contributed by Debbie Hollander.

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Neighbors Debbie Hollander and Rae Mueller monitor four nest boxes on our trail each year from April to September to be sure that the native birds are safe from predators. To learn more, contact trail lead Debbie Hollander or visit the Virginia Bluebird Society Website for Arlington – Arlington Bluebirds.

To see the eggs and maybe even nestlings by then, join us for the Hidden History Tour of Maywood on Saturday, May 12th. More info

Thanks so much, Debbie and Rae, for helping out the birds!

Hidden History Tour of Maywood

Saturday, May 12th at noon

Celebrate Arlington Neighborhood Day by taking a walk through Maywood. We will learn about the neighborhood’s roots as a trolley suburb, visit the homes and stores that helped the community thrive, and listen to tales of what it was like to live here over the years based on oral histories from the neighbors themselves.

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The tour is fun enough to be kid-friendly. Heads up, it is not an architectural tour. It starts at the corner of Lorcom Lane and Edgewood Street at the historic marker shown on the right.

Parking is available at the nearby Giant at 3115 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201. Walk down the bike path along Spout Run and Lorcom Lane to meet.

A sneak peek is available as a story map tour. It is much better in person though!

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RSVP not required, but it is helpful so that we have treats for all.

Make and Explore Maywood’s History With These New Story Maps

Ever wish you could take a walk through time and explore how Maywood began and what it was like to live here over the years? Have your own photos and stories to share?

Well, now you can – thanks to the combined talents of our neighborhood’s storytellers, writers, historians, artists, photographers, and cartographers who shared their work through a new medium called a Story Map. A Story Map tells a story with interactive maps, photos, text, and other media through cloud-based software on Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform.

Maywood now has two Story Maps to tell the story of our past and present.

Exploring Maywood’s History

Take a walk through time with neighbors’ oral histories, images, and maps. Click on interactive maps to get a glimpse of what our neighborhood was like and how it changed over the years.

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Maywood Treasures

Be part of Maywood’s story telling by adding your own favorite spots past and present. This crowd-sourced Story Map is all yours to craft with your own images and stories. Photos must be at least 700 pixels on the shortest edge. Stories can be up to 200 words.

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Many thanks to all who shared their stories, artwork, photographs, maps, and newsletters including storytellers Bob McAtee, Hertha Googe Schlefer Roshal, Lydia Schurman, Frieda Kulish, and Jerry Long; painter Joseph Debor; writers Peter Harnik, Amber Blaha, Alex Berger; photographers Christy Pino, Greg Embree who along with his wife Suzanne single handedly toured the entire neighborhood and took a photo of every home in Maywood for our 100-year anniversary!

If you have more history and news to share, contact Alison Davis-Holland.

Keep the stories coming and have fun adding to our neighborhood’s history!

 

Lee Highway Median Art Panels

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Muralist Jarrett Ferrier, from Schwa Designs Custom Murals for Public & Private Spaces won the art contest to create the mural.  He then interviewed citizens of both Maywood and Cherrydale to determine the theme of the 6 panels.  His work is on permanent display at the median on Lee Highway across from the Baskin Robbins.