Door To Door: Poolesville, Md. And Lamond-Riggs, D.c. (Transcript) | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

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Door To Door: Poolesville, Md. And Lamond-Riggs, D.C.

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

00:00:08
And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's Door to Door, we visit Poolesville, Md., and the Lamond Riggs neighborhood of Northeast D.C.

MR. EDDIE KUHLMAN

00:00:18
Eddie Kuhlman, 62, live in Poolesville, Md. Poolesville is northwest Montgomery County, we're about 18 miles northwest of Rockville, and six miles across the Potomac River to Leesburg, Va. My family and I have lived here for 30, about 31 years. Poolesville is a small town, resembles Mayberry from the "Andy Griffith Show." It's a community of about 5100 people in the middle of Montgomery County's 93,000 acre Ag Reserve. It's a very caring community, close. You know most everybody. And it takes you a good while to go to the store because you bump into people you know and you end up talking.

MR. EDDIE KUHLMAN

00:01:10
Every September the main street in town is closed down for the day, and we have Poolesville Day. I believe this coming September will be the 21st one, and it's a great day. It's from one end of the town to almost the other end of the town, lined up with kids to church groups. It's probably attended by 15,000 to 20,000 people. It's just a wonderful day, and it's grown every year.

MR. CAESAR DUDLEY

00:01:40
My name is Caesar Dudley, we're in Lamond Riggs, lived here since 1959. We're bordered by New Hampshire Avenue, North Capitol Street, South Dakota, Eastern Avenue, and all of these streets are main streets that leads to Maryland, the major shopping centers that's in the outskirts. It's very convenient. Well, we came here when it was a very quiet, undisturbed neighborhood. We didn't have Metro. It was just a livable community. And then Metro changed the whole complexity of this neighborhood, and it's still changing.

MR. CAESAR DUDLEY

00:02:20
There are newcomers from -- that established themselves in the apartments, condominiums. But we all have adjusted to each other. We don't want to lose this as a neighborhood, as a community. We have people here, you know, 30, 40, 50, 60 years. And now, those people are, some of them are gone. And some are old and on walkers and whatnot, but they're still active. We keep up with each other. That's what makes it such a great community. We share and care with one another. We get to know each other as neighbors. Knock on door, sit down and drink coffee with each other. It just makes it a good neighborhood to live in.

SHEIR

00:03:01
You heard from Eddie Kuhlman in Poolesville, and Caesar Dudley in Lamond Riggs. If you'd like us to knock on your door, so you can talk about your neighborhood, send an email to metro@wamu.org, or send us a tweet, our handle is @wamumetro. And to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far, visit our website, metroconnection.org.
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