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Kettler Forlines Homes helps sponsor PHS Pom Squad

Categories: News | Posted: December 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Kettler Forlines Homes helps sponsor PHS Pom Squad
Tom Kettler, Vice President of Kettler Forlines Homes, poses with members of the Poolesville High School Pom Squad.

Tom Kettler, Vice President of Kettler Forlines Homes, poses with members of the Poolesville High School Pom Squad.

Kettler Forlines Homes is a proud sponsor of the Poolesville High School Pom Squad this year. Our support provided funds for practice facilities to help them get ready for assorted upcoming competitions. In addition to performing at basketball games, the Poolesville Falcons Pom Squad will be competing in the County competition in February. They won first place last year in their division and are hoping to repeat this year.

For over 35 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you’ll find award-winning, energy efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features and lots of ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, click here

Town Of Poolesville wins Bethesda Magazine Green Champions Awards

Categories: Brightwell Crossing, News | Posted: December 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Town Of Poolesville wins Bethesda Magazine Green Champions Awards

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The Town of Poolesville was named one of the five winners of the Bethesda Magazine Green Champions Awards, held in partnership with Bethesda Green.

Chosen by the magazine and Bethesda Green, this year’s winners represent different parts of the community, but have at least one thing in common: a commitment to promoting a more sustainable way of life.

Poolesville—with just under 5,000 residents—became one of only two Montgomery County communities and one of four in the state to produce renewable energy with the opening of a 6-acre solar array earlier this year. The solar panels, installed at the town’s wastewater treatment plant, produce enough electricity to run the treatment plant and keep the lights on in the town hall, according to Town Manager Wade Yost. Power generated by the solar array is likely to reduce the town’s energy costs by as much as $20,000 in 2014, Yost says. The installation also serves as a teaching tool about renewable energy for Poolesville High School’s global ecology magnet program.

The town, located in the middle of Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve, has made a variety of changes to protect and preserve the environment – from rewriting local zoning laws to make it easier for residents to install wind turbines and solar panels, to building a town hall parking lot that uses permeable pavement to help rainwater filter naturally into the ground, to replacing streetlights with more environmentally friendly LED bulbs that use less electricity.

Kettler Forlines Homes is proud to build our homes at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing in a community that is so responsible and dedicated to protecting our environment.

For over 35 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you’ll find award-winning, energy efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features and lots of ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, click here

Poolesville schools are a great asset for Brightwell Crossing residents

Categories: Brightwell Crossing | Posted: December 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Poolesville schools are a great asset for Brightwell Crossing residents

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Brightwell Crossing in Poolesville, Maryland, has so many great facets – gorgeous homes, an incredible location, and fabulous amenities. But one of its greatest assets is the public schools that are available for residents. Poolesville is part of the Montgomery County Public School System, which is the largest school system in Maryland, and residents may attend Poolesville High School, John Poole Middle School, Poolesville Elementary School, or Monocacy Elementary School.

Award-winning Poolesville High School is the only whole school magnet in Montgomery County, and challenges its students through a rigorous curriculum and meaningful, motivated experiences. Just recently, a team of three students from PHS placed first in New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Cyber Security Awareness Week High School Forensics Challenge. 600 teams from across the country and overseas competed in the Cyber Challenge. PHS has been ranked #1 for the last three years by Newsweek magazine. Overall, it is ranked #96 in the entire United States. The Washington Post Challenge Index has ranked Poolesville High School as the #1 high school in the tri-state area for the last four years. And US News and World Report has ranked PHS 7th in the United States in regard to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

John Poole Middle School (JPMS) opened in 1997, and is part of the Poolesville Cluster receiving students from both Poolesville and Monocacy Elementary Schools, and sending students to Poolesville High School.

Students at Montgomery County’s elementary schools consistently perform at high academic levels as demonstrated in classwork, formative assessments, and standardized tests. Poolesville Elementary is located in upper western Montgomery County, and has an enrollment of 425 students in grades K-5. Monocacy Elementary has under 200 students in grades K-5, and provides a rigorous instructional program in a small school setting.

So, when you’re making your list of reasons why you should choose Brightwell Crossing, the Poolesville schools should absolutely be at the top of the list!

For over 35 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you’ll find award-winning, energy efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features and lots of ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, click here!

Get into the holiday spirit in Poolesville!

Categories: Events | Posted: December 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Get into the holiday spirit in Poolesville!

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Poolesville is jam packed with holiday events. Come out and join in the festivities!

On Friday, December 5th, don’t miss the Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Whalen Commons. The festivities begin at 6:00 pm. Visit Santa’s Workshop. Climb aboard the Holiday Express for a trip around the Commons. Enjoy live music and dance performances. View amazing ice sculptures created by Joseph Stebbing. Be a part of the true meaning of the holidays by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to support WUMCO. Toys will be distributed to local children in need. Refreshments will be available to purchase, including Country Ham Sandwiches, Homemade Soups & Funnel Cakes!

Have Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 6th!  Visit with Santa and enjoy an All You Can Eat Breakfast – pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee – from 8 AM - 12 PM at UMCVFD (Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department).

The Holiday Hay Wagon Ride on Thursday, December 18th is a treat for adults. As we meander through town to view Poolesville’s spectacular Christmas lights, we will sing Christmas carols with Brian Jamison on guitar.  The event will start at AHOP at 6pm. The wagons will depart somewhere around 7:30. As we tour, we’ll also stop at Bassett’s for some spirits! We will disembark at Cugini’s parking lot. Sign up at any of these establishments. $10 and a can of food or unwrapped new toy gets you a ride plus your first rail drink or domestic beer free! WUMCO will benefit from the proceeds of this event.

December 19th & 20th mark the Holiday Lighting Judging.  And on Sunday, December 21st, Santa Returns to greet the children of Poolesville, riding atop a UMCVFD Fire Truck!

Happy Holidays!

For over 35 years, the details have made all the difference in Kettler Forlines Homes and neighborhoods. Come visit and you’ll find award-winning, energy efficient designs, the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, a genuine dedication to affordability and value, countless included features and lots of ways to create a home that is truly unique. For more details about our homes, click here!