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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 warming up you may see the twins and me touring the playgrounds or on our walks around the neighborhood. They'll be the ones walking ahead of me, and I'll be the one carrying the bikes they rode for five minutes before deciding they'd rather walk. 
We have really loved calling Cheverly our home and I look forward to having the opportunity to give back to this wonderful community.


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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…

Bladensburg Concrete Batching Plant

The Mayor and Town Council held a special meeting, Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm to learn more about the application for a special exception for a concrete batching plant being developed on the current concrete block plant owned and operated by Ernest Maier.  Presenting were, Brendan Quinn, owner of Ernest Maier, Debbie Scanlon the Town Administrator for the city of Bladensburg, and Chris Melendez, the Vice President for the Port Town Community Development Corporation.  (Please note that all comments herein are written down to the best of my memory and I apologize for any errors or incomplete information)

The meeting was scheduled in order to decide whether or not the Town of Cheverly should send a letter to  Parks & Planning prior to the scheduled June 23 hearing.  However, the impression is that the meeting may be cancelled and the issue sent directly onto the Zoning Board.

Brendan Quin presented his proposal that his company which currently owns 16 acres of land around Bladensburg…

July Town Meeting

Happy July!  I am so excited to announce that we will be having an Ice Cream Social at Cheverly Station Apartments on August 19 from 1-3 pm.  We invite all Cheverly residents and community groups to come, especially those of us in the 5th & 6th Wards! More information to come!

We had a short Town Meeting last week, but much of it is teeing us up for an extremely busy work session on July 27.

The meeting started promptly at 8pm

Town Administrator Update

The paving of Lake Ave is happening next week (the week of July 16).The town is ordering cameras for the hazardous waste collection unit.  It is important that all residents understand that paint can not be deposited here.  If you have good paint left please bring to community fork lift.  If it is latex, dry it out to replace.  All oil based paint needs to be taken to Brown Station.  Cheverly cannot collect this and transport because we do not have a hazardous waste transport permit.  David Warrington will look into if there are thir…