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Businesses in Cheverly

Photo Credit: Cheverly Commnity Market

Many of you may have gone to the town hall meeting last week where council members answered questions about the Greater Cheverly Sector Plan that will, among other things, bring more commercial development to the town.  This is an exciting opportunity for our community in the long run, but in the meantime, there are already many thriving locally-owned businesses offering a wide variety of products and services.  As a small business owner, I got the change to meet and work with many of these great entrepreneurs.  Below are some of these local businesses, but I know this is only a small sample of what's out there.   Pleaseemail me at bethpmackenzie@gmail.comso I can add yours to the list!


Boz Wellness
Come work out with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer Kris Boswell of Boz-Wellness for a high intensity, fun, kick-butt workout.  Class will meet at Town Park basketball court M/W/F from 6-6:45am. Bring Dumbbell…

Cheverly PopUp Libraries

Cheverly is such a great place to raise for young children to grow up.  As the playgroup coordinator of CPRC, I've really enjoyed working with Miss Nancy from the Hyattsville Library.  Cheverly may not have its own branch, but we have grown our partnership from monthly story times into our very own pop-up library program once a month where you can check out and return library books.

We are working to grow this program into a popup at the Cheverly Community Market this summer.  Not only will the librarians come to each market to do a storytime, but they will bring a selection of books for all ages to check out and will accept return books.
It is so convenient to be able to return all of our library books without having to leave town, and the twins really enjoy the carefully curated books that the librarians bring with them.

A Greener Cheverly

With two toddlers in the house, it seems like more often than not mealtime ends with two plates of half-eaten food still on the table.  Then the leftovers go into the fridge and sit there, and invariably they eventually wind up in the trash.  But the good news is that it doesn't have to, because Cheverly Public Works is proposing a curbside composting pilot program. For a $20 investment for a special receptacle, you can have your biodegradable kitchen waste picked up every Monday and divert it from the landfill.

This is just one example of the great green options we have in Cheverly.   Please see below for a list of green programs and contact information.

Curbside Composting Application Form

Cheverly Tree Program

Mulch Delivery

Energy Saving Trees Program This helpful tool calculates how much you will save in energy costs by type and location of the tree.  You can order 1 free tree-it is all web based

Pepco Appliance Recycling Program Pepco will give you $50 to recycle your large app…

About me

Hi, my name is Beth MacKenzie, and I am asking for your support for Ward 6 Councilmember on May 1, 2017. My husband and I have lived here since 2013 and are raising our twin three year olds. You may know me either as the marshmallow lady from the community market or the lady who sends out all of the playgroup emails. I owned and ran Fluffed up Desserts (FuD) until selling it last August, and I'm now on the board of the Community Market as well as the Cheverly Parent Resource Center, where I've been having a lot of fun organizing activities for our neighborhood toddlers.

Prior to Fluffed up Desserts, my career was spent in public service. I have a Master’s of Social Work in Community Organizing and Social Policy and have worked in a Senator’s office, in National Associations and a state Medicaid Agency. In each of these jobs I have focused on healthcare issues and have worked with local, state and federal officials on policies that impact vulnerable people.

As the weather is warm…