Welsh Park to Open for Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

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Peak Display is Aug. 12

Rockville will keep Welsh Park open overnight for community members to view the Perseid meteor shower, an astronomical event that thrills night-sky watchers annually. The shower is expected to begin overnight on Friday, Aug. 11 and continue through Aug. 13, and the park will remain open Friday and Saturday nights.

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Annie Proulx to Be Honored at Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

Short Story Contest Deadline is Aug. 11

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, which this year will honor Annie Proulx, author of “Postcards,” “The Shipping News” and the short story “Brokeback Mountain,” invites writers to submit entries for the festival’s short story contest. Continue reading “Annie Proulx to Be Honored at Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival”

Cooling Centers Open for 95-plus Degree or Code Red Weather

City Facilities Offer Free Access for People Seeking Relief from Heat

The City of Rockville opens four cooling centers for community members in extreme temperatures of 95-plus degrees, or on Code Red days.

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Mayor Elected to Key Leadership Role with Maryland Municipal League

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will serve as president-elect of the Maryland Municipal League, a statewide organization that represents and advocates at the state level on behalf of Maryland’s 157 towns and cities. Continue reading “Mayor Elected to Key Leadership Role with Maryland Municipal League”

Nominate a Historical or Renovation Project for a Peerless Award

Nominations Due Aug. 4

Peerless Rockville will celebrate homeowners, businesses and organizations whose improvement projects preserve the city’s historic and architectural character, at an awards program in November. Continue reading “Nominate a Historical or Renovation Project for a Peerless Award”

Renovations Planned for Swim
and Fitness Center

Public Feedback Encouraged Through Online Survey

Plans to modernize and expand the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s locker room and lobby are underway.

Key elements of the project include increasing the size and capacity of the locker room; modernizing infrastructure and amenities; improving Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; providing family and gender-neutral locker room areas; and reconfiguring the lobby.
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